Obituaries

ATHOL — A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, from noon to 3 p.m., at the Franco-American Club, 592 South St., in Athol, for James C. O’Brien, 61, of Allen Street, who died Sept. 20. Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements. ATHOL...
ATHOL — A memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Michael R. Arnold, 65, of South Main Street, who died Sept. 5 at Athol Hospital. Rev. Mary Owen of the Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church in Athol and Rev. Julia Daley, former Pastor of...
ORANGE — A graveside service was held on Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2017. in South Cemetery, Orange, for Edith Louise (Cleveland)(Lynch) Shepardson, 90, of East River Street, King James Court, who died Sept. 20, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. Pastor Victor Miller of the Erving...
GARDNER — Funeral services for Stanley Harrington were held Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in the Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home, Athol. Rev. Tim Oja officiated. Family and friends shared words of remembrance. Burial followed in Lawrence Brook Cemetery, Royalston. Bearers were Allan Greenwood, Kevin...
GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Lyle “Sammy” (MacKenzie) Kenney, 83, passed away peacefully on Sept. 26, 2017, at Genesis Gettysburg Center. She was born the youngest of seven children in Athol, Mass., to the late Cecil and Annie (Young) MacKenzie, graduating from Athol High School with the class of 1952. She...
GREENFIELD — Bruce D. Whippie, 65, of Elm Terrace and formerly of Orange, died earlier this month. There are no services and interment in South Cemetery, Orange, will be private. Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements.
WEST BOYLSTON — William John DiFederico Jr., of West Boylston, passed away in the early hours of Sept. 24, 2017, at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, surrounded by family. William had previously served as president at Athol Memorial Hospital for 13 years. Arrangements are being...
GARDNER — Anthony D. Nawotny, 79, of Gardner, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Leominster Hospital after an illness. Anthony was born Dec. 14, 1937, in Gardner, son of the late Anthony and Dorothy (Baker) Nawotny. He worked at Nichols and Stone for many years before his retirement. Anthony...
CHICOPEE — Steven B. Chiasson, 65, of Simard Drive, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at home after being stricken ill. Born in Athol on Dec. 6, 1951, he was a son of Ralph and Alexsanderia (Szymanski) Chiasson and grew up in Orange and graduated from Ralph C. Mahar Regional School...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange, Mass., for Gladys R. (Bogan) O’Hare, 85, of 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, and formerly of Orange, who died on Sept. 6, at home following an illness. Rev. Judy Jones of the South...

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