Obituaries

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Alice M. (Coffin) Crowe, 86, of Greenville, S.C., died on Sept. 26, 2017, in her sleep.  Alice was born on Aug. 25, 1931, in Athol, Mass., to Nephtali, H. and Hazel E. (Green) Coffin. She married Gordon B. Crowe. She graduated from Orange High School, Orange, Mass., in 1949...
ORANGE — A graveside service was held on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in South Cemetery, Orange, for John E. Andrews, 65, formerly of Orange and who died unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 7, at his home in Londonderry, N.H., after being stricken ill. Rev. Dan Dibble of the Metcalf Memorial Chapel in...
ATHOL — Services were held on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon for Theresa M. (Gallant) Obue, 89, of Kennebunk Street, who died peacefully at home on Sept. 27, 2017. Fr. Edwin Montana of Our Lady Immaculate Church of Athol officiated. Witty’...
PETERSBURG, Fla. — Bernard A. Gronowicz, 97, of Largo, Fla., and formerly of Gardner and Otter River, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Mr. Gronowicz was born Aug. 22, 1920, in Gardner, son of the late Adam and Veronica (Kotoski) Gronowicz. He graduated from Gardner High School in 1938. He served in...
HINSDALE, N.H. — Guy W. Howard, of Hinsdale, N.H., and formerly of Athol, passed away on Oct. 6, 2017. He was 83. Guy was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army, after which he joined the police force in Athol and Orange.  He enjoyed hunting, scuba diving and traveling. Survivors include his...
PHILLIPSTON — Funeral services were held on Thursday morning, Oct. 12, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Andrew C. “Andy” Johnson, 98, of Baldwinville Road, who died peacefully at home on Oct. 6. David Mead, chaplain of Brookhaven Hospice, officiated and words of remembrance were...
ORANGE — Thomas Novack, 67, of 519 East River Street, Orange, passed away Oct. 2, 2017, after a brave battle against cancer.  He was loved by many and will be missed by more. He always said his mother was his best friend and it helps to know he is now with her. Tom was a good man with a good...
GARDNER — David A. Atherton, 77, of Central Street, and formerly of the Athol-Orange area, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, after being stricken ill at home. Born in Swampscott on Feb. 26, 1940, he was a son of the late Franklin M. Sr. and Neda (Stone) Atherton....
ATHOL — A Memorial Service for Dorothy E. (Knower) Wert of Athol was held Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in the Lamoureux-Smith & Poliks Funeral Home in Gardner. Rev. Sela Rousseau officiated. Words of remembrance were shared. Burial was in Woodside Cemetery. Lamoureux-Smith & Poliks A...
ORANGE — Florence G. Vincent, 100, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in the Quabbin-Swift River Valley, a loving and caring community at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. She was born in Franklin, Mass., on Nov. 20, 1916, to the late Arthur J. Holcomb and Clara (...

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