Obituaries

RIVER FALLS, Wisc. —Dorothy (Church) Johansson, 95, formerly of Petersham, passed away on May 17, 2017, after suffering a severe stroke. She had resided in the memory care unit of Comforts of Home in River Falls, Wisc., for the past two and a half years. Dorothy was born in Leominster, Mass., on...
WENDELL — Richard Baldwin, 78, of Wendell, died May 18, 2017, after a lovely dinner with friends. He and his partner Joy Brenneman have lived in Wendell since 1982.  He graduated from The Gunnery School in Washington, Conn., in 1956, and Dartmouth College in 1960 where he majored in English....
ATHOL — Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Edward A. Tacy Jr., 80, of Shore Drive, who died on May 17, at Health Alliance Leominster Hospital.  Fr. Peter Pawlus of Saint Mary’s Church in Orange officiated and Liz Hume sang “Amazing Grace.”...
PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Beverly D. Bargeron, 99, of Port Richey, Fla., died on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Bear Creek Nursing Center in New Port Richey, just two weeks shy of her 100th birthday. She was born in Orange, Mass. on May 28, 1917, the daughter of Clifford S. and Bernice (Williams) Bacon and...
ATHOL — Marilyn E. (Mills) Willey, 85, of Athol, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017, at home surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Athol on April 15, 1932, she was the daughter of Elizabeth (Hume) and Leon V. Mills. She graduated from Athol High School with the class of 1950. She married Clyde...
GREENFIELD — David Star, 70, of Orange, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017, in Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday May 27, at 1 p.m., in the First Universalist Church of Orange, 31 North Main St. Rev. Meredith Anderson will be the...
ATHOL — A Mass of Christian Burial for Marie P. (MacDonald) Hale was held Friday, May 19, 2017, in Our Lady Immaculate church, Athol.   Rev. Edwin Montana, pastor of Our Lady, officiated. Readings were read by granddaughter Madeline Frenette and friend of the family Richard Bachelder. The...
ATHOL — A Mass of Christian Burial for Winifred H. Ledgard was held Monday, May 22, 2017, in Our Lady Immaculate Church, Athol. Rev. Edwin Montana, pastor of Our Lady, officiated. The pall was placed on the casket by granddaughters Allison Bishop and Caroline Bishop. The readings were read by...
TEWKSBURY — Elia Chibas, affectionately known as “Al,” age 97, died peacefully May 19, 2017, at her home in Tewksbury. She was the beloved wife of the late Leo D. Chibas who passed away on Feb. 1, 2016. They had spent 74 wonderful years of marriage together. Elia was born in Athol, on May 11,...
ORANGE — A graveside service was held on Saturday afternoon, May 20, 2017, at South Cemetery in Orange for Robert A. Rivers, 93, of West Myrtle Street, who died at home on May 8. Rev. Dr. Megan Leary of the Orange Central Congregational Church officiated and Jack Arnot sang “In The Garden.” The...

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