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SHREWSBURY – A tragic motorcycle accident claimed the life today of one of the nicest young men we know, Justin Onorato, of Boylston Circle in Shrewsbury. Justin was 25 years old, and a graduate of Shrewsbury High School, and Bentley College. He is survived by his parents Gary and Susan, and his brothers Sam and Greg.
We came to know Justin over the years through many different venues. He was a fantastic athlete, but more importantly was a kind human being who served as a great role model for others, including his years as a counselor at Dean Park camp where he worked with my two younger sons over the course of several summers. Even outside of camp, he would come by in his Jeep visiting my neighbors who he was good friends with, and take time to chat with my boys, who both looked up to him. He was a big guy, with an even bigger heart, and he will be deeply, deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.
According to the Shrewsbury Police, preliminary investigation indicates that his 2003 Harley Davidson headed westbound on Main Street near the I290 interchange, when it struck the passenger side of a 2001 Chevrolet Impala as it crossed the westbound lanes of Main Street attempting to enter the eastbound I-290 on ramp.
Justin was treated and transported to UMASS Medical Center Trauma Unit by UMASS EMS Paramedics, but did not survive. The operator of the Chevrolet was identified by police as Ralph Notarangelo, 83, of Enaya Circle, Worcester. He and his passenger were not injured in the crash.
More information will added as soon as it’s available, and we will pass along any info on arrangements which will be forthcoming. For now, our family wants to extend their personal condolences to Justin’s family and friends as they go through this traumatic time in their lives.