Obituaries

ATHOL — Doris Blanchard passed away on June 23, 2017, in Kalamazoo, Mich., at the age of 99 years and 9 months. She was born in Gardner on Sept. 9, 1917, the fourth of eight children of Charles H. Pervier and Bertha Bragg Pervier. She grew up in East Templeton and graduated from Templeton High...
TEMPLETON — Marjorie N. (Pease) Stone, 100, of 208 State Rd., Otter River, died peacefully Monday evening, Aug. 21, 2017, in Quabbin Valley Healthcare, Athol. Her family was at her side. She was born in Templeton on Aug. 6, 1917, daughter of the late Lester and Agnes (Jensen) Pease and was a...
WENDELL — Frank Soos, 59, of Lockes Village Road, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Born in Greenfield on Nov. 20, 1957, he was a son of Ferenc and Emelia (Winkler) Soos and grew up in Greenfield and graduated from Franklin County Technical School in 1977....
TEMPLETON — Kenneth P. “Kenny” Meunier, 64, of Templeton, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Heywood Hospital of Gardner, following a brief illness. Kenny was born in Gardner on Nov. 5, 1952, the son of the late Raymond J. and Madeleine M. (Dupre) Meunier. He graduated from Gardner High...
ORLANDO, Fla. — Virgil S. Walker died on Aug. 7, 2017, in Orlando, Fla., at the age of 94. Virgil was born in Athol to Carl and Gladys (Smith) Walker on July 10, 1923. He graduated with the class of 1941 from Athol High School. He also attended the Wentworth Institute in Boston. He worked at...
PLEASANT VIEW, Utah — Elaine Marie (Chaisson) Jaillet, 64, of Pleasant View, Utah, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2017. She was born in Athol, Mass., on July 3, 1953, to Raymond J. Chaisson and Cecelia A. Gelinas. Elaine graduated from Athol High School with the class of 1971 and went on to...
ORANGE — A memorial service was held on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Stanley Wayne Cleveland, 64, of Summit Street, who died Aug. 12, 2017, at Athol Hospital.  Rev. Judy Jones of the Orange United Methodist Church officiated.  Following the service, a...
ATHOL — A Memorial Service for Fabian “Fabe” Chiasson of Athol, who passed away on June 27, 2017, will be held Sunday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m., in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange. Burial will follow at Silver Lake Cemetery, Silver Lake Street, Athol. The family...
HOUSTON, Texas —Kenneth Powell, a security guard in Houston, Texas, died unexpectedly on Aug. 7, 2017, at the age of 21.  Kenny was born on Oct. 2, 1995. He was the husband of Valeria (De La Cruz) Powell; and beloved son of Elizabeth Walsh and the late Stephen Michael Powell.  Kenny is...
ORANGE — A memorial service was held on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Walter C. Thompson, 84, of Prentiss Street, who died July 27, at Heywood Hospital in Gardner. Fr. Peter Pawlus of Saint Mary’s Church in Orange officiated and words of remembrance were offered...

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