Obituaries

HOUSTON, Texas —Kenneth Powell, a security guard in Houston, Texas, died unexpectedly on Aug. 7, 2017, at the age of 21.  Kenny was born on Oct. 2, 1995. He was the husband of Valeria (De La Cruz) Powell; and beloved son of Elizabeth Walsh and the late Stephen Michael Powell.  Kenny is...
ORANGE — A memorial service was held on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Walter C. Thompson, 84, of Prentiss Street, who died July 27, at Heywood Hospital in Gardner. Fr. Peter Pawlus of Saint Mary’s Church in Orange officiated and words of remembrance were offered...
ATHOL — A memorial service was held on Friday morning, Aug. 11, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Edward J. Fisher, 60, of Cass Circle, who died on Aug. 4,  at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol.  Rev. Judy Jones of the Orange United Methodist Church officiated with words of remembrance by...
ATHOL — Richard N. Piper, 57, of Kelton Street, died unexpectedly at Athol Hospital on Tuesday morning, Aug. 8, 2017, after being stricken ill earlier. Born in Athol on May 29, 1960, he was a son of Donald and Jacqueline (Clukey) Piper and grew up in Orange and attended Ralph C. Mahar Regional...
TEMPLETON — Elena B. (Binkauskas) Pease, 90, of 11 Phillipston Rd., Templeton, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare, Athol. She was born in Lithuania on April 30, 1927, the daughter of the late Stanley and the late Vincenta (Tamosaitis) Binkauskas. Elena came to the United...
ATHOL — Shirley Chambers, age 82, of Athol, died Saturday, July 29, 2017, at her home. Shirley was born Nov. 25, 1934, in Waltham. She is the daughter of the late Walter and the late Anna W. (Upham) Clarke. She grew up in Waltham, graduating from Waltham High School in 1952, and attended...
SOUTH DEERFIELD — Patricia M. “Patsy” (Kelley) Lewis, 60, of River Road, passed away Monday July 31, 2017, with her family at her side.  Patsy’s funeral will be Monday morning, Aug. 7, at 8, from the Ahearn Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Most Holy Redeemer in Hadley at 9...
PETERSHAM — Joseph “Joe” Edmund Kenney, age 66 of Petersham, passed away Aug. 4, 2017, quietly at home with his family. He was born in Ware on May 5, 1951, the son of the late George T. Kenney and the late Joan (Keating) Kenney. Joe lived in Petersham all his life. He attended Mount Wachusett...
ORANGE — A graveside service with military honors was held on Friday morning, Aug. 4, 2017, in South Cemetery, Orange, for Raymond E. Burke, 91, of Holtshire Road, who died July 25, at Heywood Hospital in Gardner.  Fr. Peter Pawlus of Saint Mary’s Church of Orange officiated. Military honors...
ORANGE — Christine Beth (Jepsen) Kowacki passed away at home on Oxbow Road in Orange, Monday, July 24, 2017, due to complications of a 10-year battle with cancer. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer Stage 4, in 2006, then survived over 10 years, continually being told to expect only six...

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