Obituaries

AUBURN, Calif. — Joseph Paul Labrie, formerly of Athol, died peacefully on March 16, 2017, in Auburn, Calif., at the young age of 94, surrounded by his loving wife of 63 years, Paulette, and family. “Paul” was born on July 24, 1922, on Prince Edward Island to Rose and Alex Labrie. He spent his...
MARION, Ky. — Clinton (Clint) P. Bigwood Sr., age 77, formerly of Athol, Mass., passed away on March 3, 2017, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.  He was born Oct. 1, 1939, to the late Robert and Bernice Bigwood.  Clint worked for Union Twist Drill (UTD) in the maintenance department for...
ORANGE — A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 1, at 1 p.m., at the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 185 Daniel Shays Hwy., for Gertrude B. (Davis) Prasinos, 88, of East River Street, King James Court, who died March 16, at Athol Hospital.  Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St...
ATHOL — A Mass of Christian Burial for John J. Cox Jr. was held Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Our lady Immaculate Church.  Rev. Edwin Montana, pastor of Our Lady, officiated. The organist was Terry Parker and soloist was Liz Hume. John’s son Jay processed in with the urn. The readings were read...
ATHOL — On Saturday, April 1, at 1 p.m. a graveside service will be held at Silver Lake Cemetery for Edward S. Larry, who died on Dec. 13, 2016. This service will include full military honors, as Mr. Larry served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943 until 1946. Funeral services are...
ORANGE — Funeral services for John A. Burbine Jr. were held Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home.  Rev. Francis Roberge, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Baldwinville, officiated. Burial with full military honors followed in the Massachusetts Veterans’...
ATHOL — Roy M. L’Heureux, 68, of Athol, died Friday morning March 24, 2017, at Vibra Hospital of Western Massachusetts, with his family by his side. Funeral arrangements are pending with Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main St., Athol.
PUNTA GORDA, FLA. — Steven P. Fregeau, 62, of Punta Gorda, went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2017 surrounded by his family.  He was born Feb.3, 1955 in Athol, Mass. Steve enjoyed many years in New England, graduating in 1973 from Athol High School where he excelled in baseball and golf. He...
WALTERBORO, S.C. — Richard Charles Spofford Sr., 89, of the Veterans Victory House in Walterboro, S.C., and formerly of Orange, Mass., died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Walterboro. He was a retired state trooper (retired lieutenant) with the Massachusetts State Police, and a former exalted...
ATHOL — Zachary S.B. Batalona, 44, of South Main Street, died on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Memorial Healthcare Campus in Worcester. Born on June 5, 1972, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a son of Daniel and Cecilia (Pacheco) Batalona and grew up in Hawaii....

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