Obituaries

MILDRED I. BLAKE
ATHOL — Funeral services were held for Mildred I. Blake on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home. Rev. Edwin Montana, pastor of Our Lady Immaculate, officiated. Burial followed in Silver Lake Cemetery. Bearers were Richard Blake, Douglas Blake, Chris Blake and...
NORTHFIELD — John Andrew Blazejewski, 87, of Capt. Beers Plain Rd., Northfield, also known as “Long John,” sadly departed this earth on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. He was born in Holyoke on May 31, 1928, the son of John and Karolina (Dziok) Blazejewski.  He attended Orange (Mass.) High School, was a...
ORANGE — Laura A. (LaFlamme) Parsons, 81, formerly of Shelter Street, died Thursday, December 24, 2015, at Genesis Applewood Healthcare in Winchester, N.H. Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.
“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.” -Rumi KEENE, N.H. — Joan Rita Mochon, age 72, died at home embraced in the love of her children, husband, and sister, after a two-year fight with cancer, on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015.  Born to Alfred W. and...
PETER B. MCKAY
BEVERLY — Peter Boyer McKay was born June 30, 1943, in Orange, Mass., to Clyde and Lucy (Smith) McKay. He died at home Sept. 30, 2015, in Beverly. He grew up in the Athol-Orange area and graduated from Athol High in 1961; from Gordon College in Wenham in 1966 with a B.A. in philosophy; and from...
ORANGE — Funeral services were held on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Almon F. Dirth Sr., 92, of Putnam Street, who died Sunday, Dec. 13, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. The Rev. Beverly Prestwood-Taylor of the Athol Congregational Church officiated....
ERVING — Ruth S. Crosby, 96, formerly of Mountain Road, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, at the Buckley Healthcare Center in Greenfield. Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.
ATHOL — Mildred I. Blake, 93 of Athol, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare of Athol. Funeral services are incomplete at this time.  Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, is assisting with arrangements.
JOYCE R. BOUCHER
BOOKINGS, S.D. — Joyce Ruth Boucher, age 73, of Brookings, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at the Brookings Hospital. Joyce’s wish was to donate her body for medical research. Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 18, at Eidsness Funeral Home, 1617 Orchard Dr.  Joyce was born Jan. 1,...
ATHOL — William Donald “Bill” Qualters, 91, formerly of 147 Lincoln Ave., Athol, died Dec. 14, 2015, at the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke.  He was born April 10, 1924, in Athol and until recently always made his home in Athol. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Connie (Kelton) Qualters, to...

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