Roberta M. Brackett

ATHOL — Funeral services for Roberta M. (MacLean) Brackett were held Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, Orange.

Rev. Edwin Montana, pastor of Our Lady Immaculate Church in Athol, officiated. Words of remembrance were shared by family members. A reception was held in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Community Room. Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Fitzwilliam, N.H.

Bearers were Daniel Mahoney, Roland Desreuisseau, David Ropes, Joshua Brackett, Damon Mahoney and Tyler Boyd.

Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, assisted with arrangements.

ATHOL — Roberta M. (MacLean) Brackett, 92, died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at the Quabbin Valley Healthcare Center after an illness. 

Roberta, formerly of Highland street in Athol and Laurel Lake in Fitzwilliam, N.H., resided for the last three years at Broadview Assisted Living in Winchendon.

Roberta was born in Athol on Feb. 20, 1925, daughter of the late Ernest C. and Grace E. (Powell) MacLean. She graduated from Athol High School in 1943. She retired from Athol Memorial Hospital where she worked as a secretary/clerk. She was a former member of the Athol American Legion Auxiliary where her husband was a former commander.

She married Robert L. Brackett on June 29, 1946, and they enjoyed 43 years together. Robert died July 12, 1989.

Roberta enjoyed knitting for her family and friends and also for needy and charitable associations. She also liked to read, watch Wheel of Fortune, watch the hummingbirds at her feeder and loved her time at Laurel Lake where she watched her children grow up. After her retirement she wintered in Florida with her husband, and also spent vacations in York Beach and Bermuda.

She leaves two daughters, Cheryl A. Mahoney and her husband, Dan of Royalston, and Susan E. Desreuisseau and her husband, Roland of Orange; and three sons, David R. Brackett of Fitzwilliam, N.H., Richard L. Brackett of Athol, and Charley S. Brackett of Fitzwilliam, N.H. She also leaves five grandchildren, April Ropes and her husband Dave, Damon Mahoney, Kelly Desreuisseau, Erin Mahoney and Josh Brackett and his wife Chelsea; three great-grandchildren, Tyler Boyd, Lilly Ropes and Oscar Ropes; and two brothers, Edward MacLean of Florida and Douglas and his wife Rita MacLean of Virginia. She was predeceased by her sister Mary Meserve, and brothers David and James MacLean.

The funeral will be held Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 11:30 a.m., at Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fitzwilliam, N.H. A calling hour will precede the funeral on Wednesday, from 10 to11:30 a.m., at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.

Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, is directing arrangements.

To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com.

ATHOL — Roberta M.( MacLean) Brackett, 92, died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare after an illness.

Roberta, formerly of Highland Street in Athol, and Laurel Lake in Fitzwilliam, N.H., resided for the last three years at Broadview Assisted Living in Winchendon.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, are incomplete. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s edition.

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