Lunenburg, Massachusetts
    DIVISION 191 
  Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen


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Memorial Page

Dale Jenkins
May 19, 2021

With a heavy heart I report that Brother Dale Jenkins, a member of BLET Division 191 in Lunenburg, Massachusetts, succumbed to his injuries around May 19, 2021, he was 61. According to media reports, Brother Jenkins had suffered injuries from being pinned between two rail cars in Newington, New Hampshire.  He was taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries about 10:00 pm.  The National Transportation Safety Board announced it has sent three investigators to look into the incident.  Employed by Pan Am Railways, Brother Jenkins hired out as a trackman with the Boston & Maine on January 5, 1979, and earned promotion to trainman on September 14, 1984.  He joined the Brotherhood on December 1, 1990.

John Arsenault
July 16, 1946 - Match 5, 2021

John Paul Arsenault passed away peacefully on Friday evening March 5th after a hard fought battle against Mylenoma. His loving wife Debbi was by his side at their home in Mauldin, SC. Born July 16,1946 in Portland Maine, John lived life to the fullest bringing a smile and laugh to everyone he met.  John is survived by his wife of 31 years, children and grandchildren whom he loved dearly. The family will have a private celebration of life this summer in Maine. In lieu of flowers, John asked for donations to be made to The Leukemia & Mylenoma Society to help finding a cure for this disease.

Timothy Mullins

Nov 8, 1952 – Dec 1, 2019

Dover- Timothy Mullins passed away at Mass General Hospital surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 1, 2019.  Tim was born on November 8, 1952 in Needham, MA, the son of Edward and Ruth (Foster) Mullins. He was a retired Engineer for the B&M Railroad, a career he took great pride in.  Tim is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Peggy Mullins; two sons, Michael Mullins, his wife, Katie and Steve Mullins and his fiancée, Mia, as well as his siblings, Jerry, Kathy, Tom, Jim and his wife Michele and many, many other friends and family who he loved dearly.  A celebration of Tim’s life will be held on Saturday, December 7 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 28 Cataract Ave, Dover, NH at 11 am.

John Law
October 03, 1952 - June 28, 2019

John Michael Law died on June 28 at his home in Farmington, NH.  He was born on October 3, 1952 in Dallas, Texas, the son of Robert and Rita Law. He grew up in Hudson, NH where he attended school and graduated from Alvirne High School in 1970.

John worked his whole life for the B&M Railroad and Guilford Transportation, as an engineer and ultimately, as the Executive Director of Safety and Training.  He was active in the community and served on the Farmington Planning Board and many town committees.  He was an avid hiker and motorcyclist taking several extensive trips cross country.  John was brilliant when it came to working with his hands.  He could fix anything and loved home improvement projects.  Diagnosed in 2016 with pancreatic cancer, John fiercely battled the disease and lost his fight while facing the challenge head on.   He is survived by his two sons Scott Roland Law and his wife Jill of Nashua, NH, and Jeffrey Michael Law and his wife Nicole of Virginia; three grandchildren Victoria, Krista and Kira Law; sisters JoAnn Bedell and husband Gary of Sanford, ME and Janet Mitchell and husband Rick of Hudson, NH; his brother James Law and wife Tammy of Litchfield, NH and several nieces and nephews.  John also leaves his former wife and dear friend, Diane Law of Rochester, NH; as well as Pairaya Pamorn of Thailand, whom he was recently joined with in a ceremony in Thailand; as well as a very special friend Danny Sprague of Dover, NH, and many other close friends.  A celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Wentworth Home Care and Hospice. 

Wilbur Twombly
August 2, 1929 - December 12, 2018

STERLING---Wilbur M. Twombly, 89 years old, of Sterling, MA died Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester. He is survived by his son Michael D. Twombly and his wife Roxane of Andover. MA; 3 daughters Susan E. Twombly of Nashua, NH, Deborah J. Twombly and Patricia A. Cooper both of Salem, MA; 9 grandchildren Jason Twombly, Tyler Twombly, the late Tara McKenzie, Shane McKenzie, Chad McKenzie, Dana Storer, Jesse Cooper, Caitlin Cooper Villatoro and Evan Cooper; and 8 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years Edna M. (Wallen) Twombly in 2016 and his brother Ralph Twombly in 1971.

Wilbur was born in North Conway, NH on August 2, 1929, son of Ralph and Harriet (Seavey) Twombly and had lived in Sterling, MA area since 1975. He graduated from Kennett High School in Conway, NH. Wilbur was a U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran, having served on the USS Rochester CA 124, known as “The Gray Ghost”. He went to work in 1948 as a locomotive fireman on the Portland Division of the B&M Railroad in North Conway, NH, later becoming a locomotive engineer, running trains for many years before finishing his 40-year career with B&M as the Trainmaster at Fitchburg, MA. Wilbur went on to work another 2 years as an commuter rail engineer for Amtrak in the CS-1 Zone, where he was a member of BLET LD-57, finally retiring at age 60 after 42 years total service. Wilbur loved North Conway, NH and the White Mountains where he was born and returned often to camp and fish for Brook Trout. His love for the mountains stems in part from the 8 years he lived on Mt Willard in the Mt Willard dwelling of the Maine Central Railroad in Crawford Notch from 1940 until 1948 with his mother Harriet and his step father O. Douglas. Macomber who was the Mt Willard section foreman.

Wilbur was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and attended the Kingdom Hall in Leominster, MA where he served faithfully as an elder for many years.

A memorial service will be held at the Leominster, MA Central Kingdom Hall located on 1275 Central Street, Leominster on December 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Sterling, MA will be private.