Obituaries

GARDNER — David A. Atherton, 77, of Central Street and formerly of the Athol-Orange area, died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, after being stricken ill. Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.
PELHAM — Freda H. (Rhodes) Stoddard, 97, of Harkness Road and formerly of Warwick and Athol, died Saturday night, Sept. 23, 2017, at the Buckley Healthcare Center in Greenfield. Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.
ORANGE — Florence G. (Holcomb) Vincent, 100, of East River Street, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.
ATHOL — A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, for Michael R. Arnold, 65, of South Main Street, who died Sept. 5. Interment will follow in Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol. Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St...
GARDNER — Anthony D. Nawotny, 79, of Gardner, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Leominster Hospital after an illness. Anthony was born Dec. 14, 1937, in Gardner, son of the late Anthony and Dorothy (Baker) Nawotny. He worked at Nichols and Stone for many years before his retirement. Anthony...
ATHOL — James C. O’Brien, 61, of Allen Street, died at home on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 following an illness, with family at his side. Born in Athol on Feb. 27, 1956, he was a son of the late Bartlett and Ann (Laughton) O’Brien and grew up in Athol, graduating from Athol High School with the...
ORANGE — Edith Louise (Cleveland) (Lynch) Shepardson, 90, of East River Street, King James Court, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. Born in Leominster on Oct. 6, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Sr. and Katherine (Buckman) Cleveland and had lived...
CHICOPEE — Steven B. Chiasson, 65, of Simard Drive, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at home after being stricken ill. Born in Athol on Dec. 6, 1951, he was a son of Ralph and Alexsanderia (Szymanski) Chiasson and grew up in Orange and graduated from Ralph C. Mahar Regional School...
GARDNER — Stanley Harrington, of Chapel Street, Gardner, formerly of Royalston, went to be with the Lord Jesus on September 16, 2017. He died at Heywood Hospital from complications of pneumonia. He was surrounded by family and friends. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord....
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange, Mass., for Gladys R. (Bogan) O’Hare, 85, of 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, and formerly of Orange, who died on Sept. 6, at home following an illness. Rev. Judy Jones of the South...

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