Herbert E. Bushee

ORANGE — Herbert E. Bushee, 94, of East River Street, died Sunday morning, Nov. 12, 2017, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol, surrounded by family.

Born in Ashburnham on Dec. 24, 1922, he was the youngest son of the late Joseph and Mattie Bushee and grew up in Royalston on the family farm.

Herbert served in the United States Army beginning on Feb. 10, 1943, during World War II, and was honorably discharged on March 11, 1946.

Following his service in the Army, Herbert attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering.

In 1951, he married Bernyce K. (Ordesky) and they enjoyed 60 years of marriage until her death on March 20, 2011.

Herbert worked as a civil engineer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Transportation in the Northampton office for many years before retiring. Following his retirement from the state, he delivered vehicles for Toyota until 2008.

Herbert had enjoyed golfing, cooking and reading. He also enjoyed woodworking, having made furniture and toys for family members.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Boutall of Orange; a son, Dennis Goselin and his wife Diane of Holden; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Besides his parents, Herbert was predeceased by his siblings, Perley, George, Arthur, Beatrice, Nina, and Irene; and a son-in-law, David B. Boutall.

There are no calling hours.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m., at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.

Interment, with military honors, will follow in South Cemetery, Orange.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Orange American Legion Post #172, P.O. Box 172, Orange, MA 01364-0172.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements.

You may offer your sympathy online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com.

ORANGE — Herbert E. Bushee, 94, of East River St., died Sunday morning, Nov. 12, 2017, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.

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