Obituaries

BALDWINVILLE — Funeral services for Eva E. Varoli, 92, of Baldwinville, were held Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home. Fr. Edwin Montana officiated. Burial followed in Silver Lake Cemetery. Following the committal service, a reception was held at Donna Hemingway’s home...
WARWICK — JoAnn F. Shepardson, age 73, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at UMass Memorial Medical Center. JoAnn was born Jan. 8, 1944, in Athol. She is the daughter of the late Anthony F. and the late Dorothy (Bishop) Shatos.  She grew up in Orange and moved to Rhode Island, moving back to the...
ORANGE — Doris Ann “Dee” St. John, 70, of East River Street, passed on Feb. 9, 2017. She was born in Orange on May 12, 1946. Doris leaves her mother, Christine “Cricket” St. John; three brothers, Eddie, Bruce and Joe; children, Lori, Brian, and Allen; and many grandchildren. She was...
ATHOL — A celebration of life will be held on March 4, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the Wheelerville Community Club, 698 East Main St., Orange, for Judith A. (Hatch) Gowey, 70, of Main Street, who died Feb. 8, 2017, at home. Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is assisting the family....
ATHOL — Funeral services for Hugh G. Blake, 94, were held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home. Rev. Dave Melvin officiated. Burial with full military honors followed at the Massachusetts Memorial Veterans’ Cemetery, Winchendon. The bearers were Keith Anderson, Derek...
ATHOL — Virginia May Keyes, age 98, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at The Highlands. Virginia was born Sept. 17, 1918, in Athol. She is the daughter of the late Ralph H. and the late Mildred F. (Newton) Sedgwick. She lived in Athol most of her life, also living in the Tully section of Orange for...
ATHOL — A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday morning, Feb. 18, 2017, at Our Lady Immaculate Church in Athol for H. Thomas Colo, 87, former state representative and local business entrepreneur, who died Feb. 1, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol.  Fr. Edwin Montana officiated and...
ORANGE — Funeral services for May E. Deyo, 97, of Orange, were held Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at St. Mary’s Church.  Fr. Peter Naranjo and Deacon Joe Bucci officiated. Prayers were offered by the St. Mary’s Women’s Club. Burial followed in South Cemetery. The bearers were Donald Piragis, Richard...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Daniel Paul Duda, age 61, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, Nev., after a period of declining health. Born March 12, 1955, in Brattleboro, Vt., to Dominick Paul Duda and Marilyn Ruth (Whitney) Duda, he grew up in Greenfield,...
MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Severin Edward “Ed” Anderson, age 91, of Mt. Airy, N.C., passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at the Woltz Hospice Home.  Anderson was born in Petersham, Mass., on Sept. 30, 1925, to Severin and Louise Venica Anderson. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy...

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