Obituaries

ATHOL — Graveside services for Frank T. Norton were held Friday, June 2, in Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol. Rev. Mark Bariloni officiated. Bearers were Robert (Rob) Nauman, Elizah Aiken, Frank Norton Jr. and Frank Shaughnessy. Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange...
ATHOL — Joy Ann Rastley, 51, passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 25, 2017.  She was a loving, caring mother, aunt, sister and friend. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed. Her nephew, Steven Gravel, is holding a celebration of life where friends and family can gather for food,...
ATHOL — Sylvia M. (Morris) Hamel, 71, of 55 Grove St., Athol, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at home, surrounded by her sons and daughters-in-law. Sylvia was born on Feb. 16, 1946, in Gardner and grew up in Ashburnham. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond J. Hamel. She...
MARLBORO — The Sisters of the Assumption mourn the loss of Sr. Irene Audet, formerly known as Sr. Antoine-des-Anges, who passed away at Marie Esther Health Center in Marlboro, on Sunday, May 28, 2017. She was a native of Salem, the daughter of Yvonne (Bedard) Audet and Joseph Audet. Sr. Irene...
ORANGE — Rose M. (Fisher)(Fitch) Allison, 84, formerly of East River Street, died on Monday, May 29, 2017, in Angier, N.C., following a period of illness. Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is assisting the family with local arrangements.
ORANGE — Thomas E. Mell Jr., 53, of Summit Street, died unexpectedly at home on Monday, May 29, 2017, after being stricken ill. Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.
GARDNER — Pauline T. (Gagne) Kacian, 84, of Gardner, and formerly of Westminster, died peacefully Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Applewood Home for Elders of Athol. Pauline was born in Gardner on Dec. 4, 1932, the daughter of the late Leo and Loretta (Rouleau) Gagne. She graduated from Gardner...
ATHOL — Richard G. Valley Jr., 58, of Athol, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, at home. Richard was born on March 21, 1959, in Athol. He lived in Athol all his life. He graduated from Athol High School with the class of 1977. He worked at many local supermarkets after high school as well as...
NEW SALEM — Shirley M. (Godfrey) Svetaka, 89, passed away on May 24, 2017, at Athol Hospital. She grew up in New Salem and retired there in 1982. She was born in New Salem Feb. 2, 1928, the daughter of Elsie (Carlson) and Wallace Godfrey Sr. In 1945, Shirley graduated from New Salem Academy...
ATHOL — Graveside services for Marilyn E. Willey were held Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Silver Lake Cemetery. Rev. Freda Maier officiated. A reception followed in Fellowship Hall at the Starrett Memorial Methodist Church, Athol. Higgins O’Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main St., Athol, directed...

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