Obituaries

ORANGE — Carl A. “Bird Man” “Chip” Oles, 70, of Cottage Street, died unexpectedly at home on Monday, May 1, 2017, after being stricken ill. Born in Hartford, Conn., on Dec. 18, 1946, he was a son of the late Stephen and Ann (Broda) Oles. He grew up in Hartford where he attended public school and...
ORANGE — Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Robert W. Lindsey, 85, of Daniel Shays Highway, who died April 26 at Athol Hospital.  Rev. Edward T. Boren of the North New Salem Congregational Church officiated and words of remembrance were...
WARWICK — Julia M. (Whelen) Styles, 93, of Shepardson Road, died peacefully at home late Thursday evening, May 4, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.
RALEIGH, S.C. — On Feb. 24, 2017, Joyce Lee (Hume) Gordon died at her home in Raleigh, S.C.  Joyce was born on Jan. 20, 1936, in Athol, Mass., to Wellington and Evelyn (Simmonds) Hume. On Feb. 2, 1956, she married Paul S. Gordon in Springfield, Mass.  She graduated from the Franklin County...
EAST TEMPLETON — Stanley R. Praplaski, 90, of East Templeton, died Friday, April 28, 2017, in his home, after an illness. Stan was born in Gardner, June 19, 1926, son of the late John and Stacy (Kotoski). He had the good fortune to grow up in Phillipston at Queen Lake Camp. He graduated from a...
WARWICK — Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Warwick Cemetery on Orange Road for JoAnn Shepardson, who died on Feb. 17. A light luncheon will follow at the Warwick Town Hall.  WARWICK — JoAnn F. Shepardson, age 73, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at UMass...
ATHOL — A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Franco-American Club, 592 South St., Athol, for Michael J. Camden, 53, of Brookside Road who died unexpectedly on April 15 from injuries sustained in a fall. Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St.,...
ATHOL — With great sadness, we announce the passing of Eunice Christina “Chris” (Price) Spooner, 73, of Athol, on April 25, 2017. As a young girl from Anson, Maine, she was first married to Mr. David Price (also from Maine) and made the early change to Massachusetts life, seeking further...
PHILLIPSTON — Funeral services for Kenneth D. Drewes, 76, were held Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home. Rev. William Nash officiated. Words of remembrance were shared by Kenneth’s brother Ronald Drewes and memories were shared by family and friends. Burial with full...
ATHOL — A celebration of life and committal was held on Tuesday, April 25,  at South Cemetery in Orange for Kyle E. Porlier, 20, of Harvard Avenue who died unexpectedly on April 18.  The bearers were Corey Porlier, Jason Bowers Sr., Jason Bowers Jr., Joseph Bowers, Daniel Oro, Jamieson Vincent...

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