Obituaries

ATHOL — A memorial service was held on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at the Athol Congregational Church for Janice E. (Ackroyd) Jillson, 78, of Lenox Street, who died on April 30, 2016, at home.  The Rev. Dr. Beverly Prestwood-Taylor officiated and Lis Leal was the pianist.  Following the service,...
Deborah L. Fisher
ORANGE — Deborah L. (Bergeron) Fisher, 66, of East River Street, died on Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Heywood Memorial Hospital, Gardner, with her loving family by her side, after a brief battle with cancer.  She leaves her two sons, Robert J. Fisher and his wife Kelly of Charlton, and William N....
MARION L. ADAMS
ATHOL — A graveside service for Marion L. Adams, 91, of Athol, was held Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Silver Lake Cemetery. Fr. Edwin Montana of Our Lady immaculate Church officiated. Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main St., Athol, directed arrangements.  ATHOL — Marion L. Adams, 91, of Athol...
ROBERT A. DENIS
ROYALSTON — Robert A. Denis, 86, of South Royalston, died peacefully in his home Saturday, May 21, 2016. Born in Gardner on Feb. 4, 1930, he was the son of the late Philibert and Vergenia (Larondeau) Denis. Robert was a United States Korean War Navy veteran, and received the National Defense...
FITCHBURG — Virginia P. (Severance) Mazzilli, 88, a resident of Mt. Vernon Street for over 50 years and caretaker to many, died Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Golden Living Center, Fitchburg. Her husband, Carl A. Mazzilli, died in 2006. Mrs. Mazzilli was born in Orange on June 10, 1927, a daughter...
ATHOL — Liam David Allen Griffith was stillborn on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare-Belmont, in Worcester. The little angel was the son of Timothy and Amanda (Frost) Griffith of Athol. He also leaves a sister, Cora Mehr of Athol and a brother,...
ORANGE — Merrill H. Wesson, 80, of Intervale Road, died on May 7, 2016, after a long illness, at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare’s campus in Worcester. Born in Orange on Feb. 26, 1936, he was a son of Herbert E. and Myrtle G. Wesson and grew up in Orange, attending Orange...
DENNIS W. KERYLOW
ORANGE — Dennis Wayne Kerylow, 68, of 383 East River St., Orange, fell asleep in death on Monday, May 16, 2016, after courageously battling cancer. His family was by his side. He was born on Jan. 14, 1948, in Brattleboro, Vt., son of the late Lois Doyle Kerylow Delsoldato and John Kerylow. He...
NETTIE E. JAKOLA
GARDNER — Funeral services for Nettie E. Jakola were held Saturday, May 21, 2016, in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, Orange.  Rev. Mark Bariloni, pastor of the Athol/Orange Baptist Church, officiated. The soloist was Danielle St. Hilaire.  Burial followed in Silver Lake Cemetery....
GERALD LITCHFIELD 
BELCHERTOWN — Gerald “Jerry” Litchfield, 67, died on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at home with his family by his side. Jerry was born in Athol, and was the son of Victor and Virginia (Ferrari) Litchfield. He was a graduate of Athol High School and UMass-Amherst, obtaining his master’s degree in...

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