Obituaries

DONNA A. HARGETT
ORANGE — Donna A. (Bosworth) Hargett, 66, of King James Court, East River Street, died late Monday evening, Feb. 1, 2016, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. Born in Gardner on April 8, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Electra (Tortensen) Bosworth and graduated from Athol High...
SEMINOLE, Fla. — Edward E. Truehart Sr., of Seminole Fla., passed away on Jan. 24, 2016, following a long illness, at the age of 70. Edward was born on March 4, 1945, to Edmund and Evelyn Truehart of Massachusetts. Edward was an avid Harley rider and his love of the road brought him all around...
LEO D. CHIBAS
TEWKSBURY — Leo D. Chibas, age 94, a World War II veteran, retired sales manager, and a passionate Tewksbury civil servant, died unexpectedly Monday morning, Feb. 1, 2016, at Lowell General Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Elia Marie “Al” (DeSantis) Chibas, with whom he was anticipating...
BARRE — Funeral services for former State Sen. Robert D. Wetmore, 85, of Barre, were held Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home in Orange. Rev Mark Bariloni, pastor of the Athol-Orange Baptist Church, officiated. The vocalist was Ginny Bailey and the trumpet was...
ORANGE — Ruth Elizabeth (Williams) Flanders, 73, of King James Court, East River Street and formerly of Wendell Road where she had lived more then 30 years, died Thursday morning, Jan. 28, 2016, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. Born on July 19, 1942, in Montpelier, Vt., she was a daughter...
ATHOL — Raymond J. Hamel Sr., 72, of Athol, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in the UMass Memorial Medical Center-University Campus, Worcester. He was born in Winchendon and raised in Gardner and Phillipston. Ray worked at Nichols & Stone and at Gem Industries in Gardner and in 1965, went to C...
ORANGE — Funeral services were held on Thursday morning, Jan. 28, 2016, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Donna A. Hutchinson, 53, of East Main Street, who died Saturday, Jan. 23, after being stricken ill at home. The Rev. Dr. Megan Leary of the Orange Central Congregational Church...
ATHOL — Funeral services for Antionette C. (DeSantis) Boccardy, 83, were held Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in the Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home.  Deacon Bryan Lagimoniere officiated. A eulogy was given by her son, Joe Boccardy Jr., and words of remembrance were shared by her niece, Judy Nacca....
JOHN A. HOLLOWAY JR.
ATHOL — A graveside service for John A. Holloway Jr., 54, of Morton Meadows, will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m., at Silver Lake Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11:15 a.m. at the Salvation Army Athol Corps, 107 Ridge Ave., with Lt. Michael Buzzard officiating. Following the...
MADISON, Wis. — John Robert Grace, 69, died at home on Dec. 19, 2015, held by his wife, son and daughter and surrounded by the love of his family and friends, both near and far.  Born in Utica, N.Y., to Robert Howard and Dorothy Whalen Grace and raised in Athol, John graduated from Athol High...

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