Obituaries

ORANGE — Funeral services were held on Friday morning, Jan. 20, 2017, at the North New Salem Congregational Church for Evelyn M. (Alden) Hurlburt, 88, of Fairman Road, who died peacefully at home on Jan. 13.  Rev. Edward T. Boren officiated and his wife, Janet, was the pianist. Words of...
ATHOL — Funeral services for Raymond F. Edson Jr. were held Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, Orange.  Rev. Edwin Montana, pastor of Our Lady Immaculate Church in Athol, officiated. The eulogy was given by his son Michael Edson. Words of remembrance were...
OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine — Bruce A. Zwicker, 64, died unexpectedly at his home in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. He was born in Athol, was a former resident of Orange, and most recently resided in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, for the past 17 years. He graduated from Ralph C....
ROYALSTON — John “Jack” Morse, of town, died on Jan. 12, 2017. He was 72. Morse served two terms on the Royalston Selectboard and was re-elected last spring to a third term. “Jack loved Royalston and believed strongly in the idea of serving the community,” said Christine Long, chair of the...
ATHOL — William H. Kierstead, age 87, a former 52-year resident of Tewksbury, passed away at the Quabbin Valley Healthcare Center in Athol on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Marie L. (Sparks) Kierstead who passed away on Aug. 17, 2001. Born in Malden on Feb. 6, 1929, he...
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Anne Laura Hickey, age 89, of St. Augustine, Fla., passed away on Jan. 6, 2017. She was born to Clint and Maryjane (Strafford) Rowe on Aug. 8, 1927, in San Diego, Calif.  In 1945, she married John A. Hickey in California and moved with her husband to Athol.  Always...
KEENE, N.H. — Robert D. Morton, 83, a resident of Keene, N.H., and a previous resident of Montclair, N.J., New Salem, West Swanzey, N.H., and Stoddard, N.H., passed away peacefully at the Genesis Keene Center, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. He was born Dec. 11, 1933, in Chicago, Ill., the son of John...
TURNERS FALLS — Laurie A. (Pease) Patnode, 54, of Dell Street, died peacefully at home on Wednesday evening, Jan. 11, 2017, with her loving family at her side. Born in Northampton on Dec. 3, 1962, she was a daughter of John W. and Betty L. Pease and grew up in Conway and graduated from Frontier...
PETERSHAM — A memorial service was held on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 14, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Gilda L. Duval, 77, of South Street, who died on Jan. 1, 2017, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol.  Rev. Dr. Megan Leary of the Orange Central Congregational Church officiated....
ORANGE — A celebration of life was held on Saturday, Jan. 14, at South Cemetery in Orange for Elizabeth A. (Cadwell) Deegan, 93, of King James Court, East River Street, who died at home on Jan. 3, 2017, following an illness.  Family and friends shared remembrances. The bearers were Nathan Moore...

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