Obituaries

ATHOL — James “Stogie” Young, 93, of Athol, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at Baldwinville Skilled Nursing Center in Baldwinville. He was born Dec. 19, 1923, in Chatham, New Brunswick, son of the late James M. and Constance (Stewart) Young. He graduated from Athol High School in 1942. He served in...
ATHOL — Nancy (Ward) Gray, 92, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Born Sept. 15, 1924, in Athol, she was the daughter of Ralph and Margaret (Hill) Ward. She was a lifetime resident of Athol. Nancy was employed as a nurse at area nursing homes, prior to joining Athol Memorial Hospital as a...
FITCHBURG — Maureen Claire Coleman, age 62, died on Feb. 12, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Vicksburg, Mich., on April 18, 1954, a daughter of the late Robert C. and Rita T. Coleman of Lunenburg. She was a loving sister of Robert J. Coleman and wife Page Ann of...
TEQUESTA, Fla. — John H. Preston passed away on Sept. 30, 2016, at his home in Tequesta, Fla. He was born in Athol, Mass., on Aug. 23, 1942, son of Steven and Elizabeth Higgins Preston. He is survived by his sisters, Elizabeth Preston Rondeau of Grafton, Mass., and Martha Preston Sipe of...
ATHOL — A Mass of Christian Burial for Marguerite Maga of Athol was held Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Our Lady Immaculate Church. Rev. Edwin Montana officiated The reading was shared by Benjamin Treger. The offeratory gifts were brought forward by Diane Page and Janet Treger. The Eulogy was given by...
ATHOL — Julio Rentas Font, 68, of Sanders Street, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston as a result of an aortic aneurysm, comforted by his wife Carmen Rentas and surrounded by family.  Julio was born in the town of Ponce in Puerto Rico. He was...
ERVING — Elizabeth E. (Robarge) Adams, 91, of Wells Street, died Thursday Feb. 9, 2017, at home with loved ones by her side.   She was born in Greenfield on Nov. 8, 1925, the daughter of George and Flora (MacLean) Robarge. She attended local schools in Greenfield and was a graduate of Greenfield...
ERVING — Theophile “Theo” Mailloux Jr., 82, of High Street, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in Buckley Health Care Center in Greenfield surrounded by family. He was born in Athol on Nov. 17, 1934, the son of Theophile J. Mailloux Sr. and Alice (Robichaud) Mailloux. Theo (Jr.) was a graduate of Athol...
ORANGE — A celebration of life was held on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Richard E. Baldic, 80, of Adams Street, who died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare campus in Worcester, after being stricken ill earlier...
ATHOL — A Mass of Christian Burial for Angelo “Vic” Colo, of Athol, was held Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Our Lady Immaculate Church. Rev. Edwin Montana officiated. The organist was Janet Paoletti and soloist was Liz Hume. The readings were shared by Angelo’s niece Linda Gibeault, and niece...

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