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George R. Webb; Former Resident
ORANGE George R. Webb, 77, of Leesburg, Fla., and formerly of Orange and Dover, Del., died June 1, 2001 in Leesburg.
He was born in Nashua, N.H., a son of J. Raymond and Gertrude (Fowler) Webb. He grew up in Orange and graduated from Orange High School in 1941.
He served with the United States Army during World War II.
A resident of Orange for many years, he moved to Dover at the time General Foods relocated its Minute Tapioca Division there.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge and American Legion Post 2, all in Dover.
He leaves his wife, Margaret "Frosty" Webb of Leesburg; two sons, Bruce Webb and Barry Webb, both of Dover; a daughter, Lynn Webb of Niantic, Conn.; a sister, Charlotte Towne of Leesburg, and three grandchildren.
His first wife, Jane (Matthews) Webb died in 1984.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 27 at 1:30 p.m. in South Cemetery.
Witty's Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

Emery Service
ORANGE Funeral services for Janine A. (Landry) Emery, 71, of 168 Brookside Rd., were held Thursday, June 21, in Our Lady Immaculate Church. The celebrant was the Rev. Stephen D. Johnson, pastor. The organist was Theresa Gabis. Burial was in Gethsemane Cemetery.
Bearers were Ernest Lachance, Brian Emery, Aaron Porter, Michael Lachance, David Mallette and Richard Mallette.
Fiske Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Wallace A. Chubbuck
Wallace A. Chubbuck, 78, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001 in Northampton Nursing Home, Northampton.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fiske Funeral Home were incomplete at press time.

Janine A. Emery, J.F. McElwain Retiree
ORANGE Janine A. (Landry) Emery, 71, of 168 Brookside Rd. died Sunday, June 17, 2001 in the Athol Memorial Hospital after being stricken ill at home.
She leaves her husband of 51 years, John A. Emery; three sons, George A. Emery of Orange, John A. Emery of Orange, Bruce A. Emery of Athol; a daughter, Linda A. Porter of Royalston; four sisters, Mary Ann Jolly of Gardner, Rita Mallett of Athol, Julieanne Marcotte of Athol, Mary (Alice) Taylor of Concord; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by a sister, Eldora Lachance, who died in 1999.
She was born in Lowell, on Aug. 24, 1929 the daughter of James and Exilia (Landry) Landry. She lived in Lowell for a short time before moving to Athol where she grew up and attended school. She was a resident of Orange for the past 47 years.
She worked at the former J.F. McElwain Shoe Company in Athol for over 25 years retiring when the company closed in 1980. She was a member of the Our Lady Immaculate Church. She enjoyed Bingo, playing yatzee, and cards.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 21 from the Fiske Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Immaculate Church with the Rev. Stephen D. Johnson, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery.
Calling Hours will be held Wednesday, June 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, 1 Bromfield St. Suite 5, Boston, MA 02108, or to a charity of one's choice.

Albert E. Gravel 
TEMPLETON Albert E. Gravel, 56, of 133 Patriots Rd., died Sunday, June 17, 2001 in Keystone Nursing Home, Leominster. Survivors include three sons, Albert E. Gravel Jr. of Athol, and Adrian A. Aaron L. and Sean M. Gravel, both of Eat Templeton. He lived most of his life in East Templeton.
 
James M. Deyo; American Legion Commander
James M. "Mike" Deyo, 60, of LaHabra, Calif., and formerly of Athol, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Long Beach, Calif.
He served 20 years in the United States Marines, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam.
Upon retiring from the military he settled his family in LaHabra. He was the commander of the American Legion, Post 267, in LaHabra. 
He was born June 28, 1940, in Gardner, a son of James and Margaret (Hume) Deyo.
He leaves his wife, Pat, of 35 years; a son, Jim Deyo of LaHabra; a daughter, Jacki Riggs of California; his parents; three brothers, Gary Deyo of Athol, Ralph Deyo of Nazareth, Penn., and Patrick Deyo of Princeton; and four grandchildren, Gillian, Tricia, Casey and Kyle.
In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Beckstand Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box, 15451, Long Beach, California 90815.
Funeral services were held in California.

Florence E. Loggie, Long-time Area Resident
Florence E. Loggie, 89, of 66 Starrett Ave., died Friday, June 15, 2001 in Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation at Sandalwood in Oxford. 
She leaves a son, The Rev. Robert D. Loggie and his wife, Juanita P., of Charlton; two grandchildren, Kevin and Christa Loggie of Worcester; and a great-granddaughter, Hailee E. Cronin-Loggie of Worcester.
She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Ira Loggie, who died in 1994.
She was born in Dalton on July 6, 1911, daughter of Frederick C. and Elsie (Hand) Wilkey. She grew up in Orange and graduated from Orange High School in 1929.
She worked as a clerk at the former Cox Jewelry Store, and as a manager of the Uptown Cleaners for many years.
Recently she was a member of the Petersham Orthodox Congregational Church, and a former member of the Athol Congregational Church. She volunteered at the Athol Memorial Hospital Gift Shop. She worked at the Athol Congregational Church for several years. She was president of the Worcester Area Women's Fellowship and past president of the church Women's United.
She enjoyed doing needlework and donating things she made to church fairs.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 20 at 2 p.m. in the Fiske Funeral Home, 1356 Main St., with the Rev. Natalie Maynard officiating. Burial will be private.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Habitat for Humanity, 111 Park Ave., Worcester, Mass. 01604.

Eileen M. Fitzpatrick; Government Worker
WINCHENDON Eileen M. (Moulton) Stewart Fitzpartick, 50, of 4 Bruce Rd., died Saturday, June 16, 2001, in Heywood Hospital, Gardner, after a long illness.
She was born in Fitchburg, Oct. 21, 1950, daughter of the late Herbert Moulton and lived here most of her life. She was a graduate of Murdock High School in Winchendon with the class of 1968. Her first husband, Gerald N. Stewart Jr., died in 1986.
She was employed with the Internal Revenue Service since 1995, retiring two months ago due to illness. At one time she was employed with the United States Government at Fort Devens and the former National Seat Co. of Winchendon for 15 years.
She was a member of the Cornerstone Assemblies of God. She was a former member of the Classic Bowling League at the Playaway Lanes and was a charter member of the Birch Hill Paddlers. She collected beanie babies and enjoyed playing bingo.
She is survived by her husband, John T. Fitzpatrick, whom she wed April 13, 199l; her mother, Joan (Gilbert) Moulton Jones of Gardner; two sons, Gerald N. Stewart III of Winchendon and Wayne A. Stewart of Gardner; two step-sons, John T. Fitzpatrick Jr. and Chris L. Fitzpatrick,both of Royalston; three step-daughters, Tina M. Norton and Melissa J. Fitzpatrick, both of Gardner and Julie A. Fitzpatrick of Royalston; a sister, Marjorie A. Sadaka of California; 11 grandchildren, and nephews and nieces.
The funeral will be held, Wednesday, June 20, in the Cornerstone Assemblies of God, Rt. 140, at 11 a.m. with Pastor F. Calvin Miller and the Rev. Howard Underwood co-officiating.
Following cremation, burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Visiting hours at the Fletcher-Hebert Funeral Home, 70 Pleasant St., are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Franingham, Mass. 01710.

Janine A. Emery
ORANGE Janine A. (Landry) Emery, 71, 0f 168 Brookside Rd., died Sunday, June 17, 2001 in Athol Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fiske Funeral Home were incomplete at press time.

Madsen Service
ORANGE A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 16, at the First Universalist Church for Douglas H. Madsen, 72, of 84 Earl Dr., who died June 11, at the Quabbin Valley Healthcare.
The Rev. Ralph T. Clarke officiated and Donald Ainsworth was the organist. A procession of antique and classic cars preceeded the service. Interment will be private.
Witty's Funeral Home, directed arrangements.

Louise S. Cobb; Former IPB Worker
ORANGE Louise S. Cobb, 67, of West River St., died Friday, June 8, 2001 after a brief illness.
She lived with her care provider, Laurie Griffith, and her family for the past 11 years.
She also leaves her dear friends, Gregg Lyman, Marlene Conkey, Cheryl Irishand and many other friends and extended family.
She worked for IPB for 12 years.
There will be a graveside service at the Bridge Street Cemetery in Northampton, Friday, June 15 at 2 p.m.
A memorial gathering will be held at the home of Laurie Griffith, 157 West River St., at 7 p.m.

Blanched M. (Richards) Vitello
A funeral service was held Wednesday, June 13, for Blanched M. (Richards) Vitello, 74, of 1643 Conant Rd., who died June 9, in the University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare in Worcester, at the South Athol United Methodist Church with Pastor Nancy Collins officiating. Janet Haley was the organist. Interment followed in South Cemetery, Orange.
Pallbearers were Bruce Winters, James Winters, Charles Winters, Dana Crosby, Peter Vitello and Christopher Vitello.
Witty's Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Obituaries dated Oct 03, 2001

Jeffrey S. Roe, Enjoyed Outdoors
NEW SALEM-Jeffrey Starbuck Roe, 56, of 35 Shutesbury Rd., died Tuesday in his home after an illness.
Born in Orange, N.J., April 11, 1945, a son of Howard S. and Marion (Miller) Roe, he grew up in Short Hills, N.J. After graduating from Newark Academy, Newark, N.J. he later graduated from a four-year business college.
He served with the U.S. Air Force four years at Davis Air Force Base, California and in Texas. Prior to moving to New Salem in 1998, he had lived in Connecticut and the Northampton area.
He was a collector and dealer of antiques, coins and post cards. Interested in birds, nature, the outdoors and traveling he especially enjoyed the Cape Cod seashore.
He leaves his wife, Janice (Goodwin) (Cramer) Roe, whom he married Aug. 16, 1998 on the Cape Cod seashore; three daughters, Jana Roe Torvi and husband, Eric of Quincy, Whitney Roe Havens and husband, Kenneth of Glens Falls, N.Y. and Leah S. Roe of Glens Falls, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Elizabeth B. Cramer of Newmarket, N.H., Hannah Cramer Pasquale and husband, John of Newmarket, N.H.; a stepson, Nathaniel G. Cramer and wife, Nacko Kimura of Melrose; a granddaughter, Jordan Havens of Glens Falls, N.Y.; a brother, Hadley S. Roe and wife, Mary Lee of Mt. Kisco, N.Y.; a sister, Susan R. Winant of East Aurora, N.Y.; a cousin, Barbara Howell of Forty Fort, Penn.; six nephews and nieces.
A memorial service will be held Saturday Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. in Central Congregational Church, 22 South Main St. The Rev. James E. Willis, will officiate.
Burial of the cremation urn will follow at the family home on Shutesbury Road.
There are no calling hours.
Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions made to American Cancer Society, Natick Business Park, 6 Strathmore Rd., Natick, Mass. 01760.
Witty's Funeral Home, Orange, is directing the arrangements.

Anthony Binkauski
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001 for Anthony Binkauski, 72, of East Longmeadow and formerly of Athol, who died Sept. 29, 2001 at the Sunbridge Rehabilitation and Nursing in East Longmeadow, at Witty's Funeral Home, Orange. The Rev. Freda Maier officiated. Janet Paoletti was the organist.
Interment followed in South Cemetery. The pallbearers were, Peter Hebert Sr., Peter Hebert Jr., Thomas Binkauski, and Tony Binkauski. 

Eleanor D. (Cadran) "Tiny" MacDonald
A concelebrated funeral Mass for Eleanor D. (Cadran) "Tiny" MacDonald, 71, of 85 Everett Ave., was celebrated Monday, Oct. 1, 2001 in Our Lady Immaculate Church. Rev. Stephen Johnson, pastor, was the celebrant, assisted by Rev. Brian McGrath, pastor of St. Mary's Parish in Orange. The organist was Theresa Gabis and the singer was Vicki Chace.
Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. The pallbearers were daughters Michelle MacDonald and Melissa Gordon; Jim Simmington, Tim Anderson, Tim Emond, and Ed Billiel.
The J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Franklin A. Handy; Accountant
Franklin A. Handy, 78, of 65 Eastford Rd., Auburn, and formerly of Athol, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 in the Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol.
He leaves an uncle Dwight Allen and his wife Margaret Allen of Athol; cousins, David and Wendy Allen and their children, Karen and Sarah Allen all of Rochester, Vt.; cousins, John and Debbie Allen and their son Jared Allen of Townsend and their daughter, Kirsten Gage of New Ipswich, N.H.; and several additional cousins.
His wife, Grace (Miller) Handy who died in 1990 predeceased him. 
He was born in Athol, on Jan. 18, 1923 the son of Harold E. and Ethel (Allen) Handy. He grew up in Athol and graduated from Athol High School. He then attended Cushing Academy in Ashburnham. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
He served during World War II in the United States Navy.
He was an accountant for the Holden Plastic Company in Auburn for many years he retired in 1985.
He was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed reading books about the military, going to the beach and investing and watching the stock market.
Funeral services with full military honors will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m. in the Fiske Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Silver Lake Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute 1309 Beacon St., Brookline, Mass. 02446.

Floyd A. Langlois; Enjoyed Photography
ROYALSTON- Floyd A. Langlois, 89, 0f 9 Frye Hill Rd., died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, in the Athol Memorial Hospital.
He leaves his wife Marguerite E. (Clark) Langlois; three sons, Stephen Langlois of Athol, Peter Langlois of Broomfield, Colo., Kevin Langlois of Coca, Fla.; two daughters, Jean Langlois and Alice Langlois both of Royalston; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. A son Donald Langlois who died in 1998 predeceased him.
He was born in Glens Falls, N.Y. on Oct. 14, 1911 the son of Joseph and Alice (Herbert) Langlois. He grew up and attended schools in Shoreham, Vt.
He served in the United States Army for 30 years; he served during World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the service as a major in 1962. After returning from the service he worked at several local companies and drove school bus in Royalston for several years. 
He was a member of the American Legion Post 102 in Athol where he was past commander. He and his wife were the first couple to be commander of the American Legion and president of the American Legion Auxiliary at the same time. He was past commander of sub district one of the American Legion. He was a member of Forty/Eight Voiture 1113 of Worcester County an honor society of the American Legion, of which he was Honorary Chef DeGar. He was a member of the Winchendon V.F.W. Post 2158.
He enjoyed photography.
Funeral services with full military honors will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. in the First Congregational Church of Royalston on the common, with Rev. Dr. Virginia Asel pastor officiating.
Burial will follow in the Jonas Alliene Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fiske Funeral Home, Athol.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Athol Memorial Hospital, 2033 Main St., Athol, Mass. 01331.

Henry Chaisson; Vet Purchasing Agent
Henry "Hank" Chaisson, 71, of Granville, N.Y. and formerly of Athol, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy, N.Y.
He was born on July 18, 1930 in Athol, the son of Henry J. and Cecile (Gionet) Chaisson. He was a graduate of Athol High School and Bryant College in Providence, R.I. and had been a purchasing agent for the Telescope Casual Furniture Company.
He was a veteran of the Korean War and a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Maureen (Duffy) Chaisson of Brunswick, N.Y.; three sons, Shawn Chaisson of Guilderland, N.Y., Daniel Chaisson and his wife Robin, and H. Joseph Chaisson of Brunswick; four daughters, Patricia Edwards and her husband Kim of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Michele Neary and her husband Christopher of East Rockaway, Jacqueline Chaisson Warner and her husband Thomas of Latham, N.Y. and Mary O'Neill and her husband Charles of Otisville, N.Y.; one brother, Richard Chaisson of Athol; one sister, Janet Deitz of Arlington, Va.; and nine grandchildren Bridget and Nicholas Edwards, Jennifer, Elizabeth and Meagan Neary, Sarah and Kelly Chaisson Warner and Robert and Claire Chaisson.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at St. Mary's Church in Granville with the Rev. Thomas Zelker, presiding.
The Rite of Committal will be at Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville.
The family has suggested memorials be in the form of contributions to the New York City Disaster Relief Fund.

Laura H. (Haskins) Mealand
A memorial service was held on Sept. 27, 2001 in the South Athol United Methodist Church for Laura H. (Haskins) Mealand, 83, of 30 Petersham Rd., New Salem, who died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001 at the Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. Pastor Nancy Collins officiated. 
Witty's Funeral Home of Orange directed arrangements.

Phyllis G. O'Donnell 
BARRE- Phyllis G. (Shepardson) O'Donnell, 76, of 1151 Old Hardwick Rd., died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001 in the Wachusett Manor Nursing Home in Gardner.
Among her survivors is a son, Kenneth O'Donnell, and a sister, Ethel Martin, both of Athol.

Anthony Binkauski Officer, Mechanic
Anthony Binkauski, 72, of 135 Benton Dr., East Longmeadow, formerly a resident of Athol, died Saturday morning, Sept. 29, 2001 at the Sunbridge Rehabilitation and Nursing facility in East Longmeadow.
Born on March 29, 1929 in Montreal, Canada, he was a son of Stanislovas "Stanley" and Vincenta (Tamosaitike) Binkauski. He moved to Athol at a young age where he grew up and graduated from Athol High School in 1947.
He was married to Eunice P. (Howard) for 27 years when she died in 1999.
He served as a member of the Athol Police Department for numerous years before he moved to Southington, Conn. 27 years ago. He was a truck mechanic for the Grody Chevrolet in West Hartford before retiring.
While living in Southington, he was a member of the "Cops For Christ."
In 1999, he returned to the Athol area from Southington where he resided until moving recently to East Longmeadow.
Survivors include a step daughter, Shirley Hebert of Athol; a step son Henry Marion of Hopkinsville, Ky.; sons, Thomas Binkauski of Athol and Daniel Binkauski of Hawaii; daughters, Sandra Pultorak and Rosemary Willinger, both of Athol; a sister, Elena Pease of Templeton; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren and several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at Witty's Funeral Home in Orange on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Freda Maier officiating. Interment will follow in South Cemetery, Orange.
Calling hours will be held at the funeral home tonight from 6 to 8.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the NYPD and NYFD Widows and Children's Fund, P.O. Box 3713, Grand Central Station, New York, N.Y. 10163 or to "Save Our Hospital," in care of Athol Memorial Hospital, 2033 Main St., Athol, MA 01331.

Jonetta L. Rhodes 
Jonetta L. (Stangvilla) Rhodes, 56, of 28 Kendall St., died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 at home following an illness.
Arrangements under the direction of the J. Edward Murphy Funeral home are incomplete.

Sophie J. Paliulis 
Sophie J. (Goralski) Paliulis, 86, of 41 Wendell St., died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 in the Quabbin Valley Healthcare.
Arrangements under the direction of the J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home are incomplete.
Sophie J. (Goralski) Paliulis, 86, of 41 Wendell St., died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 in the Quabbin Valley Healthcare.
Arrangements under the direction of the J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home are incomplete.

Jonetta L. Rhodes Area Beautician
Jonetta L. (Stangvilla) Rhodes, 56, of 28 Kendall St., died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 at home, following a brief illness. She leaves her husband of 36 years, Robert P. Rhodes; two sons, Robert S. Rhodes of Athol, and Micheal J. Rhodes of Marietta, Ga; her parents, John W. and Helena (DeSantis) Stangvilla of Athol; a brother, Alan Stangvilla of Rocky Point, N.C.; a sister, Merrilee Randall of North Adams; a granddaughter, Racheal Rhodes; her mother-in-law, Cecilia Rhodes of Athol; a sister-in-law, Joanne Akey of Athol, and a brother-in-law, Brian Rhodes of North Carolina; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A brother, Jay Stangvilla, died in 1993.
She was born in Gardner on March 3, 1945, and was a lifelong resident of town. She graduated from Athol High School with the class of 1963.
She was a beautician at Lee's Beauty Salon and the Peter Pan Beauty Shop. She was a member of Our Lady Immaculate Church and enjoyed landscape painting.
A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Gethsemane Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. James Linderman, deacon, of Our Lady Immaculate Church, officiating. All are welcome to attend.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701; or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 First Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02454; or to Athol Memorial Hospital, 2033 Main St., Athol, MA 01331. 
The J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home, 137 Main St., is directing arrangements.

Mrs. Paliulis Owned Auto Body Shop
Sophie J. (Goralski) Paliulis, 86, formerly of 41 Wendell St., died on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 in the Quabbin Valley Healthcare. Her husband of 46 years, Stanley J. Paliulis, died in 1990. She and her husband owned and operated Stan's Body Shop for many years.
She leaves two sons, Stanley Paliulis Jr. and his wife Dolores of Athol, and Ronald Paliulis and his wife Karen of Hinsdale, N.H.; two sisters, Ann Lewandowski and her husband Walt of South Deerfield, and Helen Zdanowicz of South Deerfield; three grandchildren, Kimberly Rice, Stanley Paliulis III, and Todd Paliulis, all of Athol; four great-grandchildren, Megan Paliulis, Makayla Rice, Kyle Rice and Cole Paliulis; and two step-great-grandchildren, Kevin and Krystin Rice. She also leaves her very close, lifelong friend, Alice Knappe of Athol. She is predeceased by two brothers, Steven Goralski and Julian Goralski.
Born in Monson on March 4, 1915, a daughter of Peter and Josephine (Korzenieski) Goralski, she was raised in South Deerfield and had resided in Athol since 1945.
She previously was employed at the former Trifilos Store and the Millers Falls Tool Company in Greenfield. She was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Church and its Womens Guild, the Edward H. Phillips Post 102 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Athol Golden Agers. 
She was involved, along with her husband, with the Chuck Stone of Athol Little League.
She enjoyed bowling, watching TV, crocheting, crafts and ceramics. 
The funeral will be held Thursday, Oct. 4 from the J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home, with a Mass at 11 a.m. in the St. Francis of Assisi Church.
Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery.
Calling hours in the funeral home are 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the St. Francis of Assisi Church Building Fund, 105 Main St., Athol, MA 01331; or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Joan F. Bailey Lioness Club Founder
PALM COAST, Fla.-Joan Frances (Maher) Bailey, 64, a retired eduactor, passed away suddenly Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at the Memorial Hospital-Flagler, Bunnell.
Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of Henry and the late Catherine (Ennis) Maher of Athol, and a graduate of the Maria Assumpta Academy in Petersham.
She moved to Palm Coast in 1992 with her husband Edward, from Rockville, Md., where she founded, and was the first president of, the Lioness Club.
She was a member of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, the Palm Coast Irish Club, the Flagler Beach Woman's Club and the Palm Coast Elks Auxiliary. She had also been national president of the American Society of Sanitary Engineering Auxiliary. She enjoyed scrapbooking and sewing.
She is survived by her husband Edward; two sons, James of Chicopee, and Christopher of Silver Springs, Md., a daughter, Eileen Shlosser, of Springfield; her father, Henry Maher of Palm Coast; four brothers, Henry P. Maher of Mesa, Ariz., Francis X. Maher of Stowe, Vt., Michael J. Maher of Athol, and Alfred J. Maher; a sister, Kathleen Kachinsky of Henderson, Nev.; six grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Memorial donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1417 N. Semoran Blvd., Suite 205, Orlando, Fla. 32807. 
Volusia Memorial, Ormand Beach, is in charge.

William L.D. Cook Farmer, Minister
GARDNER-William L.D. Cook, 89, of 827 Green St., died on Friday, Sept. 21, 2001 at the Heywood Hospital.
Born in Chesterfield, N.H., he was the son of Levi S. and Emily (Nichols) Cook. He was a farmer at the Maple Valley Farm, West Royalston, and then a factory worker for the Harrington Richardson Company. He was also an active member and minister at the Salvation Army, Worcester.
He leaves a son, Wayne Corette of Oxford; a daughter, Betsy Ann Sturtevant of Willington, N.C.; two sisters, Mary Crumb of Orange and Alice M. Sheldon of Wheelwright; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A son, Francis Corette, died in 1953 in the Korean Conflict; and a sister, Margaret Potter, also predeceased him.
There will be no callling hours.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from the Pillsbury Funeral Home, 96 South Barre Rd., Barre.
 
Everett B. Gardner Chemist, Rotarian
Everett B. Gardner, 93, of the Baldwinville Nursing Home, 51 Hospital Rd., Baldwinville, formerly of Athol, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at the nursing home.
He was born in Springfield on Oct. 11, 1907, the son of Charles and Edna B. (Solomon) Gardner. He graduated from Springfield Technical High School in 1926, and had lived in Springfield, Monson, and Wakefield, moving to Athol in 1952.
He worked as a chemist, operating the Athol Lacquer Company on Lumber Street in Athol for more than 20 years. He had previously worked for the Monsanto Chemical Company in Springfield for many years.
He had been a member of Athol Congregational Church for many years, sang in the church choir and served as church treasurer for many years. He was a former member of the Athol-Orange Rotary Club for more than 30 years, and served on the town of Athol building committee during the construction of the Pleasant Street School. His wife of many years, Ella May (North) Gardner, died in 1983.
He leaves three sons, Roger W. Gardner of Athol, Everett C. Gardner of St. Cloud, Fla., Richard H. Gardner of Orange; a brother, Ralph Gardner of Hadley; two sisters, Pearl McCurry and Grace Meehan both of East Longmeadow; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Charles Gardner and Bertrum Gardner.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. in the Higgins-O'Connor Funeral Home in Athol with the Rev. Harold V. Lloyd Jr., pastor of the Athol Congregational Church, officiating.
Burial will follow at South Cemetery in Orange and there will be a calling hour from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Red Cross, Disaster Relief Fund, 114 Merriam Ave., Leominster, Mass. 01453.

Carlton J. Maillet
A funeral Mass for Carlton J. Maillet, 50, formerly of Athol, was held Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001 in the Our Lady Immaculate Church. The Rev. Stephen D. Johnson, pastor, was the celebrant of the Mass. The organist was Theresa Gabis.
Burial was in Silver Lake Cemetery. Bearers were Rene Maillet, Ronald Dupuis, Ryan Maillet and Jeremy Duhaime.
Officers and members of the Edward H. Phillips Post 102, American Legion provided military honors. They included Glenn Frenette, commander; Robert Carey, senior vice commander; Victor Litchfield, assistant finance officer; Peter Krustapentus, adjutant; Alfred Souza, chaplain; and Donald Walker, sergeant at arms. The United States flag was folded by Peter Krustapentus and Alfred Souza and was presented to Gerard Maillet. Taps was played by William Kessler.
The J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Carlton J. Maillet Decorated Veteran
Carlton J. Maillet, 50, formerly of Athol, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001 in the Northampton VA Medical Center, Northampton. He leaves his father, Gerard Maillet of Baldwinville; two brothers, Rene J. Maillet of Fitchburg and Kevin Maillet of Arizona; two sisters, Cheryl M. Moriarty and her husband Edward of California and Lisa Marie Dupuis and her husband Ronald of Athol; two nephews, Ryan P. Maillet and Jeremy J. Duhaime; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. 
He was born in Gardner on Oct. 13, 1950, a son of Gerard and Teresa M. (Dugan) Maillet, and lived in Athol for several years before moving to Northampton 20 years ago. He graduated from Athol High School.
A member of Boy Scout Troop 18, he earned his Eagle Scout and was a member of the Order of the Arrow.
An Army veteran of the Vietnam war, he served from Dec. 29, 1967 until Nov. 14, 1969. He received the Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, and the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal First Class. 
He worked as a part-time roofer and carpenter with his father. 
The funeral will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, from the J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Immaculate Church.
Burial will be in Silver Lake Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the World Trade Center Relief Fund, c/o the American Red Cross, 114 Merriam Ave., Leominster, MA 01453.

Everett B. Gardner 
Everett B. Gardner, 93, formerly of Athol, died today, Sept. 25, 2001 at the Baldwinville Nursing Home, Baldwinville.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Higgins O'Connor Funeral Home were incomplete at press time.

Laura H. (Haskins) Mealand
A memorial service for Laura H. (Haskins) Mealand, 83, of 30 Petersham Rd., who died on Sept. 23, will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the South Athol United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Mealand, 'The Mitten Lady,' Dies
NEW SALEM - Laura H. (Haskins) Mealand, 83, of 30 Petersham Rd., died Sunday morning, Sept. 23, 2001 at the Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol.
Born on Oct. 3, 1917 in Minnesota, she was a daughter of Albert M. and Maude H. (Swetland) Haskins and moved to South Athol at age five and lived most of her life here and in New Salem.
She attended Athol schools via horse and buggy, walking, the "Rabbit Railroad," automobile and school bus.
She was a clerk at the former Levinson Packing Company in Orange and retired in 1982.
Her former husband, Fred Mealand, died in 1985.
A hard working, self-sufficient lady who enjoyed her family and helping others, she was very dedicated to serving the South Athol United Methodist Church and had served on nearly all the committees of the church.
A skilled knitter, she knit hundreds of mittens for the South Athol United Methodist Church mitten tree, and was known as the "Mitten Lady."
She enjoyed cooking, and was co-chairman of the South Athol suppers for many years along with making countless pies for the suppers. She was very well known for her homemade doughnuts, too. 
For 11 years she cooked the meals for students in the former New Salem Center School and New Salem Academy and is well remembered by those students. She was also a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star-Athena Chapter.
She was honored by her fellow church members with the presentation of the "Love Award" given to her for her many acts of kindness to others. She also received the Richard B. Ellis Award for her service to humanity at the Athol Human Resource Center where she had volunteered for five years.
Besides being very active in the South Athol United Methodist Church, she enjoyed being with her family, wallpapering, painting and housekeeping.
Survivors include a daughter, Eleanor M. McGinnis and her husband Paul, of New Salem; a son, Richard A. Mealand and his wife Frenchie, of New Salem; grandsons, Michael and Thomas Mealand of New Mexico; granddaughters, Barbara Sawyer of Orange, Lisa Wypych of New Salem, Melissa Mallett of Orange, Jenne McGinnis of Petersham, Andrea Muller of Jefferson, N.H., Claire McGinnis of New Salem and Marjorie McGinnis of New Salem; 16 great-grandchildren; many nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Elmer and Charles Haskins, both of whom died in 1996.
A memorial service will be held in the South Athol United Methodist Church at a later date to be announced. Pastor Nancy Collins will officiate.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the South Athol United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, in care of Zane Dubour, 3800 South Athol Rd., Athol, MA 01331.
Witty's Funeral Home of Orange is directing arrangements.

Erna E. Heinold
BOLTON - Erna E. (Fateiger) Heinold, 73, of 9 Sargent Rd., a retired secretary, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, in the UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, Worcester, after an illness.
Among her survivors she leaves a sister, Betty Andrews, of Athol. 

Norma G. (Healy) Sibley
ORANGE - Funeral services for Norma G. (Healy) Sibley, 78, of 519 East River St., were held Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001 in the Fiske Funeral Home, Athol, with the Rev. Mark Bariloni, pastor of the Athol-Orange Baptist Church officiating, and Rev. Ralph Brown, associate pastor, co-officiating. The organist was Stephanie Parker. 
Burial was in Highland Cemetery Athol. Bearers were Nathan Euvrard, Francis Charest III, Richard Ramsay, Christopher Ramsay, Amanda Haeg and Steven Madierous.

Norma G. Sibley; Loved Music
ORANGE -Norma G. (Healy) Sibley, 78, of 519 East River St., died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2001, in Athol Memorial Hospital.
She leaves four daughters, Karen Charest of Little River, S.C., Jean Ramsay of Gorham, N.H., Edith Keach of Orange, and Sharon Euvrard of Athol; two sons, Brian Sibley of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Clayton Sibley of Greenfield; a brother, Everett Healy of Athol; a stepsister, Edith Cole of Deltona, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Hampton L. Sibley who died in 1984; her stepbrother, Ray Lavalette Jr., who died in 1995 and a stepsister, Marion Abare who died in 1999.
She was born in Cambridge, Aug. 11, 1923, a daughter of Ray and Gertrude (Hobbs) Lavalette. She attended schools in Athol and graduated from Athol High School.
She and her husband owned and operated several local businesses: Highland Lawnmower Service, Pine Ridge Campground and the Box Car Restaurant. She was also employed by the Athol School District as a food service worker. She was an active member of the Athol-Orange Baptist Church for over 50 years.
She loved music, flowers, nature and children. She had a lovely singing voice. Her church was very important to her as well as her family.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. in the Fiske Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mark Bariloni, pastor of the Athol-Orange Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Saturday from 12 to 1 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Athol-Orange Baptist Church 131 Ridge Ave. Athol, Mass. 01331.

Doris C. Mayhew Devoted Mother
ORANGE -Doris C. (Gunn) Mayhew, 87, of 383 East River St., formerly of Erving died Wednesday at Charlene Manor Nursing Home in Greenfield with family at her side.
Born on April 18, 1914 in Montague (Millers Falls), she was a daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Carr) Gunn. She grew up and attended school in Millers Falls and had lived in Erving from 1927 until moving to Orange in 1991.
Her husband of many years, Raymond James "Jim" Mayhew Sr., died in 1991.
She was a machine operator for 17 years at the Leavitt Machine Company in Orange, retiring in 1976.
A warm, caring lady, she enjoyed her family and also took in kids in need before there was foster care and gave them the love and support they needed to get their lifes back together. She enjoyed dancing, baking, and especially cake decorating.
She was a member of the Erving Congregational Church, the Order of Easter Star, Athol-Orange Emblem Club, Erving Senior Citizens, Orange Senior Citizens, and the King James Association.
Survivors include her sons, Raymond J. Mayhew Jr. of Parrotsville, Tenn. and Lyman Mayhew of Colorado; a daughter, Thelma Ripley of Parrotsville, Tenn. 36 grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Besides her husband, she was also predeceased by two sons, John Mayhew and Harold Mayhew, and a sister, Ethel Conant.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. in Erving Center Cemetery with the Rev. Gordon Newell of the Erving Congregational Church officiating.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Erving Congregational Church, Main St., Erving.
Witty's Funeral Home, Orange, is directing arrangements.

Arthur T. King
A funeral Mass for Arthur T. King, 89, of 30 Elizabeth St., Athol was held Friday in Our Lady Immaculate Church. Rev. Stephen D. Johnson, pastor, was the celebrant of the Mass. The organist was Theresa Gabis. Burial was in Gethsemane Cemetery.
Bearers were Laura Emmons, Jennifer Jirkovsky, Teal Emmons, Joe Melanson, Kenneth Akey and Ron Akey.
J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Arthur T. King Avid Sportsman
Arthur T. King, 89, of 30 Elizabeth St., died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001 in Kuujjuag, Quebec Canada, while on a trip. His wife of 62 years, Bernice A. (Osedavich) King, died in 1995.
He leaves a son, James King and his wife Catherine of Orange; a sister, Dorothy Akey of Athol; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
He was born in Amherst on Oct. 16, 1911, son of Tuffield and Clara (Girouard) King, and had lived in Athol most of his life.
He had worked for the L.S. Starrett Company for nearly 40 years, retiring in 1976. He previously worked for the former Athol Coal Company. He was a member of Our Lady Immaculate Church and the Athol-Orange Lodge of ELks. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
The funeral will be held Friday from the J. Edward Murphy Funeral home, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Immaculate Church.
Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home are 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Officers and members of the Athol-Orange Lodge of Elks will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home to conduct a ritual service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 7 Oak St., Worcester, MA. 01609.

William Hastings, Printer, Publisher
William Howard Hastings, 89, a printer, publisher and editor, and a resident of North Easton for more than 29 years, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001 at the Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brewster, after a long illness.
He was the husband of Marguerite E. (Hall) Hastings for nearly 62 years. He was born in Athol and was a 1931 graduate of Athol High School. He was a linotype operator for the Fitchburg Sentinel for many years. Later, he owned and published the Townsend Times and the Pepperell Free Press. He lived in Lunenburg for many years, then moved to Cape Cod in 1972. He later worked at the Wayside Studios in South Yarmouth.
He was a member of the Eastham United Methodist Church, and the Friends of the Council on Aging in Eastham. He enjoyed sailing and gardening and his family.
Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Susan A. Stone of Black Mountain, N.C. and Carol J. Wiley of Portland, Conn.; two grandsons, Jason W. Stone of Allentown, Penn., and Christopher H. Wiley Jr., of Canton; two granddaughters, Jennifer Wiley Falk of Belchertown and Ellen Stone Bordman of Quincy; a brother, Allen Hastings of Athol; two sisters, Marion Lillie of Athol and Eleanor Kimball of Torrington, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will be held in Athol in October.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 383 South Orleans Rd., Brewster, MA 02631. 

Yvonne C. Ouellette 
LEOMINSTER - Yvonne C. (Bourgeois) Ouellette, 80, of 1161 Main St., formerly of Gardner and Fitchburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001 in the Lep P. LaChance Nursing Home in Gardner.
Among her survivors is a son, Dennis A. Ouellette, of Royalston. 

Doris C. Mayhew
ORANGE - Doris C. (Gunn) Mayhew, 87, of 383 East River St., died Wednesday evening, Sept. 19, 2001, at the Charlene Manor Nursing Home in Greenfield.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Witty's Funeral Home are pending.

Eleanor M. Johnson Gardener, Musician
Orange - Eleanor M. (Merry) Johnson, 96, of 429 North Main St., died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at the Quabbin Valley Healthcare after an illness.
She was born June 3, 1905 in Boston, the daughter of Walter and May (Mundell) Merry. She grew up in West Brookfield and attended West Brookfield schools. She later lived in West Fairlee, Vt., Ware, Athol, and since 1945, had resided in Orange.
She enjoyed her family, plants, flower gardening, feeding and watching the birds, and playing the piano and organ.
Her husband of many years, Elwyn F. Johnson Sr., died in 1986. She leaves a son, Elwyn F. Johnson Jr. of Athol, eight grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. A daughter, Eleanor L. Castine, died in 1986 and a son, Ronald P. Johnson, died in 1988.
Graveside services will be held Monday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. in Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol, with the Rev. Dr. R. Lee Smith, pastor of Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church, officiating.
There are no calling hours and in lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Western Massachusetts Chapter, 11 Campus Lane, Easthampton, MA 01027.
Higgins-OâConnor Funeral Home, 146 Main St., Athol is directing arrangements.

Allen Hastings, Known For His Music, Humor
ORANGE - Allen Hastings, 87, of the Walnut Villa Home for Senior Care in Whittier, Calif., formerly of Orange, died on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001 at the Presbyterian Hospital in Whittier.
He was born in Lynn on Nov. 10, 1913, son of the late Howard and Lottie Hastings of Orange, the second of four children.
The family moved to Orange where he grew up and graduated from high school. He loved playing baseball, the piano, and the cello. He was the tenor soloist in a local church in both Athol and Orange at a young age. But he hated the cold.
He worked as a correspondent at a Worcester paper and was able to save money for college. Then he moved west to pursue a vocal music degree at USC where his future wife, Roberta Kraft, was working on her masters degree. A woman from the university church youth group introduced them telling Roberta that Allen was "one of the funniest guys you'll ever meet." Music was an instant bond between the two as was their Christian outlook.
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude in Music. He always wore the keys he received for those honors on the chain of his pocket watch. He had also been in Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Kappa Lambda, Phi Eta Sigma, and Phi Mu Alpha honorary societies.
He and Roberta were married in 1942. They travelled to Kansas to be married by Roberta's father, a Methodist minister there.
After the war, they had their first son, Arthur, and moved to the Los Angeles area to Torrance where he had an administrative position with an oil company. He then got a teaching position in Westwood, a small lumber town near Mt. Lassen where Lloyd was born. After a year they returned to the Los Angeles area settling in Whittier in 1949 where he lived the rest of his life.
In the late '40s and early '50s Allen was the tenor soloist on the radio for the Church of the Open Door with Pastor J. Vernon McGee. But since he wasn't able to make much money as a soloist, he sought out positions as a choral director and became the choir director at the South Hollywood Presbyterian Church.
Meanwhile, Roberta had already gotten the job as organist at the Montebello Methodist Church in 1950. A couple of years later, the choir director position came open and they then became a team that would last for nearly 40 years, retiring in 1990. Roberta always said that Allen was her favorite director. He would always move in such a way that she knew exactly how he wanted the music to sound.
Allen taught sixth grade in the public schools. He was looking for a career change and worked towards becoming a court reporter. While he was never able to get quite fast enough to pass the test to become a licensed court reporter, he passed the level to become a legal secretary. He then took a position as a legal secretary at the district attorney's office for a number of years.
The family remembers him for his love for singing, his leadership of the choir and how he was able to make people laugh and entertain them with jokes or by playing the piano.
His Christmas letters were famous and loved far and wide. He started them in 1957 and they ran until the early 90s.
He had two sons but wound up with four granddaughters and he loved all of them dearly. He was often the one that picked out dresses as gifts for the girls.
In recent years, Allen fell victim to Alzheimer's disease. His wife, Roberta, his brother, Gordon, sons Art and Lloyd with their wives Sharon and Claudia, granddaughters Becky, Sarah, Julia and Carolyn all live in California and will all miss him as will so many friends and loved ones.
He was predeceased by his brother Paul of Orange and sister Mildred of Ann Arbor, Mich. Paul's wife, Carmel Hastings, continues to reside at the family residence in Orange.
His older brother Gordon still resides in San Diego.
Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church in Montebello, Calif. and he was interred at the Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.

Leon E. Lemon, Pianist, Engineer
HOPEDALE - Leon E. Lemon, 91, of Progress Street, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001 in the Upton Nursing Center in Upton. He was the husband of Phyllis I. (Bagley) Lemon who died in 1999.
He had been employed by the former Draper Corporation of Hopedale as a time study engineer for 45 years prior to his retirement in 1972. He was also a well known pianist throughout the Milford area. 
A lifelong Hopedale resident, he was born June 21, 1910 in Hopedale, the son of Raymond and Susan (Norton) Lemon. He graduated from Hopedale High School and went on to attend drafting school.
He was a lifelong member of the Hopedale Unitarian Parish, a member of the Milford Musicians Union and a member of the former Milford Odd Fellows.
Lemon is survived by one son, Robert I. and his wife Ina L. Lemon of Shrewsbury; a daughter-in-law, Marie Lemon of Germantown, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sons, David E. Lemon of Germantown in 1998 and Leon E. Lemon Jr. of Topeka, Kansas in 1991, and three brothers, George and Charles Lemon, both of Hopedale, and Stephen Lemon, of Athol.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress St., Milford, with the Rev. Richard F. Drinon, pastor of the Hopedale Unitarian Parish, officiating.
There will be no public calling hours.
Interment will follow in the Vernon Grove Cemetery, Milford.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Massachusetts, Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, Conn., 06150-1160.

Roselyn P. (Regis) Miller
Funeral services for Roselyn P. (Regis) Miller, 86, of 1847 Petersham Rd., were held Monday, Sept. 17, 2001 in the Our Lady Immaculate Church. The celebrant was the Rev. Stephen D. Johnson, pastor. The organist was Theresa Gabis.
Burial was in Silver Lake Cemetery.
The bearers were Darren Miller, Joshua Miller, James Peters, David 
Scarantino, Drew Scarantino and Matt Cortazar.
Fiske Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

William H. Sheffield; Enjoyed Outdoors
William H. Sheffield, 68, of 46 Castle Ave., died Saturday, Sept., 15, 2001, at his home following an illness.
He was born in Norwood on Sept. 21, 1932, the son of William H. and Marion A. (Startz) Sheffield Sr. He grew up in Foxboro and since 1951 had resided in Athol. He graduated from Foxboro High School in 1950.
He worked at the Simplex Corporation in Gardner for several years, the L.S. Starrett Co. in Athol for 15 years and for D and R Productions Company in Framingham for six years until his retirement. 
He was a United States Navy veteran during the Korean Conflict. 
He was formerly a member of the Athol-Orange Lodge of Elks 1837, and the Tully City Council Club. He served on the conservation commission for the town of Athol for several years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, reading and spending time at his summer cottage.
He leaves his wife of 47 years Blanche L. (Euvrard) Sheffield; three sons, Robert A. Sheffield of Warwick, Steven W. Sheffield of Athol, and Todd R. Sheffield of Northampton; a sister, Frances Simpson of Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren, Anthony Sheffield of Athol, Ashley Sheffield and Jenna Sheffield both of Bernardston, Amanda Sheffield and Kendra Sheffield both of Granby; several nieces and nephews and the many members of the Euvrard family.
Private graveside services will be held at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the ALS Association Mass. Chapter 7, Lincoln Street, Wakefield, Mass. 01880 or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 495 Old Connecticut Path, Suite 220, Framingham, Mass. 01701.
Higgins-O'Connor Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

Delrae Roberge; Homemaker
Delrae Roberge, 85, of Chipola Ave., Deland Fla., and formerly of Athol, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at the Woodland Terrace Nursing Home.
She moved to Florida in 1955. She was a homemaker and a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Ormond Beach, Fla.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Peter of Deland; two sons, Donald of Lake Helen, Fla., and Barry of St. Augustine, Fla.; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Volusia Memorial Funeral Home in Ormond Beach.

Thomas P. O'Donnell 
BARRE - Thomas P. O'Donnell, 77, of 1009 Wallwinet Rd., died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001 in the Wachisett Manor Nursing Home in Gardner.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Besides his wife of 48 years, Stella (Shepardson) O'Donnell, he leaves a daughter, Dorothy Dorow, and a brother, Robert O'Donnell, both of Orange.

Roselyn P. Miller, Volunteer Treasurer
Roselyn P. (Regis) Miller, 86, of 1847 Petersham Rd., a long-time resident, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, in the Quabbin Valley Healthcare.
She leaves a daughter, Patricia Peters and her husband James of Moscow, Penn.; four sons, John and his wife Ruthann of Naples, Fla., Michael and his wife Dianne of Athol; James and his wife Karen of Billerica; Glenn and his wife Pam of Pittsfield; a sister, Regina Howard and her husband Guy of Winchester, N.H.; three brothers, Darryl Regis and his wife Shirley of Exeter, N.H., Louis Regis of Athol, Clovis (Ted) Regis of Sanford, Maine; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two special nieces, Ellen Carl of Brewster and Ann Lane of Uxbridge.
She was predeceased by her husband, John E. (Bud) Miller, who died in 1985.
She was born in Farmington, N.H. on July 13, 1915, the daughter of John D. and Bessie (Haddock) Regis. She grew up in Farmington and graduated from high school there.
She spent most of her adult life in Athol and was a communicant of Our Lady Immaculate Church. She was past treasurer of the local chapter of AARP and a past member of the Athol Golden Agers. She volunteered at the Athol Memorial Hospital Gift Shop. Her interests included gardening, card playing, and line dancing.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 17 from the Fiske Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Immaculate Church.
Burial will follow in Silver Lake Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, Sept. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Athol Memorial Hospital, 2033 Main St., Athol, MA 01331.

Nevio A. Sbrocca 
WINCHENDON-Nevio A. Sdrocca, 72, of 21 East St., Died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. 
Among her survivors is a daughter, Sherre L. Richards of Athol.

Robert E. Chace Jr., Model Train Enthusiast
Robert E. Chace, Jr., 51, of 6 Leonard St., died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001 at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. 2001, after an illness.
He was born on June 25, 1950, in Gardner, the son of Robert E. and Marion (Creighton) Chace Sr. He lived in Royalston for many years and had resided in Athol for over 20 years. He attended Royalston schools and graduated from Athol High School in 1969.
He had been a model train enthusiast for many years. He was a member of the Amherst Railway Society, the local Friday Evening Model Train Group, and of the Boston and Maine Historical Society. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Royalston, was a former member of the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, and was very active in Boy Scouts in his younger years.
He worked for Columbia Propane Company in Athol for the past 15 years until he became ill in January.
He leaves his fiancée, Sharon Gallagher of Athol, two sons, Robert E. Chace, III in Germany, Jeremy Chace of Athol, a daughter Jennifer Mannino of New Salem, his parents, Robert and Marion Chace, Sr. of Royalston, two brothers Philip Chace of Tucson, AZ, Alan Chace of Livermore, CA, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. in the First Congregational Church, On the Common in Royalston, with the Rev. Dr. Virginia Asel, pastor of First and Second Congregational Churches in Royalston, officiating.
There are no calling hours and burial will be held in Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Congregational Church, The Common, Royalston, MA 01368.
The Higgins-O'Connor Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

George W. Stafford Sr.
MONTAGUE CENTER - George W. Stafford Sr., 68, of 40 Center St., died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001 in the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.
Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl A. Stafford, of Erving.

Edna Brooks, Templeton's Oldest Dies
TEMPLETON - Edna B. (Brown) Brooks, 101, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, in the Baldwinville Nursing Home.
Born in Templeton on Sept. 10, 1899, she was the daughter of Louis M. and Ethel (Peart) Brown, was a lifelong resident, and held the title to the Boston Post Cane as the town's oldest resident. She graduated from Templeton schools, and began teaching there in 1918. She later graduated from the Bridgewater Norman School in 1923, and taught a short time in Plymouth, Natick and Milton. She then returned to Templeton and taught the second and third grades for 26 years, retiring in 1970.
Mrs. Brooks was a charter member of the NORWORCO Organization, a life member of the Templeton Historical Society, life honorary member of the Templeton Woman's Club, the Queen Lake Association, the First Church of Templeton and its Benevolent Alliance and League of Services.
She is survived by a son, John L. Brooks of Templeton; three grandchildren, J. Philip R. Brooks, Molly J. Penttila, and Amy L. Brooks all of Templeton; five great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews. Her sister, Mildred Henshaw, passed way last week. She is also predeceased by her brother, Milton Brown, and three other sisters Lois Brooks, Norma Whitney and Dorothy Brown. Her husband, Leonard Brooks, whom she married in 1929, died in 1962.
Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the First Church of Templeton, on the Common.
Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery.
Calling hours at the Smith Funeral Home Inc., 69 Vernon St., Gardner are Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sunday School Department of the First Church of Templeton, 427 Dudley Rd., Templeton, 01468.

Hastings Services 
A memorial service for Alton B. Hastings, 82, of Harwich, who died Aug. 7, will be held at the Athol Congregational Church on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.

Bachelder Services 
A graveside service for Gordon C. Bachelder, 77, of 89 Ridge Ave., was held Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001 in Gethsemane Cemetery, with Rev. Freda Maier officiating.
Representing the Edward H. Phillips Post 102, American Legion were: Glenn Frenette, commander; Robert Carey, senior vice commander; Victor Litchfield, assistant finance officer; Peter Krustapentus, adjutant; and Edward Laford, commander of the Post 650 VFW. The United States Flag was presented to Mrs. Lillian Bachelder by Robert Carey.
The J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Constance M. Goodall, Enjoyed Collectibles
Constance M. (Morrison) Goodall, 58, of 821 Daniel Shays Hwy., died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001 at Quabbin Valley Healthcare.
Born in Fort Devens, she was the daughter of Harold A. and Mary C. (Kirey) Morrison.
She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Orange, she enjoyed reading, and was a collector of collectable pigs.
She leaves one sister, Kathleen Speare of Lunenburg; two daughters, Janice Baker of Idaho and Susan Janhsheske of Tennessee; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. One sister, Patricia Fish, died in 1971.
Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
The Pillsbury Funeral Home of North Brookfield is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy E. Pollard 
ORANGE - Dorothy E. (Bliss) Pollard, 86, formerly of 383 King James Court, and a resident of the Buckley Nursing Home in Greenfield, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001 at the nursing facility following a period of failing health.
Survivors include a son, Bruce W. Pollard, of Turners Falls.

Grace E. Mielke
FLORENCE - Grace E. (Miller) Mielke, 73, of 33 Sylvester Rd., died Aug. 20, 2001 at home.
She was born in Westfield on Oct. 7, 1927, the daughter of Elmer and Lillian (Barnes) Miller.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Larson, of New Salem.

Blanchard Services 
A concelebrated funeral Mass for Laura (Mallet) Godin Chiasson Blanchard, 93, of 61 Arthur Ave., was held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001 in the Our Lady Immaculate Church. The Rev. James B. Callahan, associate pastor, was the celebrant, assisted by Rev. William Gallagher. The organist was Theresa Gabis and the cantor was Ben Blanchard.
Burial was in Gethsemane Cemetery. Bearers were: Ron Godin, Steve Godin, Scott Godin, James Godin, Timothy Godin, Gary Godin and Mark Rogman.
The J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Robert A. Neward
ORANGE - Graveside services for Robert A. Neward, 46, of 184 Daniel Shays Hwy., who died Aug. 8, 2001, will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at 1 p.m. in South Cemetery.
The Higgins-O'Connor Funeral Home is directing arrangements

Beverly Hemphill, Was Craft-Maker
ORANGE - Beverly (O'Lari) Sousa Hemphill, 67, of Belchertown and formerly of Enfield, Conn., and Longmeadow, entered into eternal peace on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at the Chestnut Hill Rehab & Nursing Center in East Longmeadow.
She was born in Orange on Jan. 24, 1934, the daughter of Charles and Gertrude (Torstensen) O'Lari. She was a graduate of Orange High School.
She had resided in Belchertown for the past two years, prior to that in Enfield for 11 years and in Longmeadow for 35 years.
She enjoyed reading mysteries, and crafts, of which she intended to turn her craft-making into a small business and had several displays at regional craft shows.
She is survived by her husband of 14 years, Edward Hemphill; a daughter, Lynn Dean of Wallingford, Conn.; four step-daughters, Allyson Vecchiarelli of Somers, Conn., Lesley Granahan and Elizabeth Chiapponi both of Enfield, and Christine Harrington of Troy, N.Y.; and 12 step-grandchildren. She also leaves two brothers, Charles O'Lari of Rhode Island, and Arlen O'Lari of Massachusetts; three sisters, Arlene Bisbee and Olive Maroni, both of Massachusetts and Marjorie Leabo of Oregon; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother, Edward O'Lari, and a sister, Evelyn MacKnight.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. from the Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Rd., Enfield, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 519 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers her family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., P.O. Box 1004, Meriden, Conn., 06450-1004.

Laura Blanchard, Owned Tailor Shop
Laura (Mallet) Godin Chiasson Blanchard, 93, of 61 Arthur Ave., died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, in the Quabbin Valley Healthcare.
Her first husband, Clement J. Godin, died in 1958. Her second husband, William Chiasson, died in 1974. Her third husband, Albany Blanchard, died in 1978.
She leaves three sons, Valment Godin and his wife Lillian, Wilbert and his wife Dorothy, and Girard and his wife Frances, all of Athol; a daughter, Annette Rogman and her husband LeRoy of Elgin, Ill.; a step-son, Duane Chiasson of Athol, and a sister, Marie Helen Daigle of Applewood Home for Elders in Athol; 17 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
Born in Shippegan, New Brunswick, Canada on May 10, 1908, a daughter of William and Marie (Hebert) Mallet, she moved to Athol in 1927, and later became a United States citizen. For many years she owned and operated the Gagliardi Tailor Shop on South Street. She was a professional seamstress.
She enjoyed her family and enjoyed playing cards and Bingo. her favorite hobbies were crocheting and knitting. She was a member of the Our Lady Immaculate Church, the St. Anne's Society and the Franco-American Club.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5 from the J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home, with a Mass at 11 a.m. in Our Lady Immaculate Church. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home are 7 to 9 tonight.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Our Lady Immaculate Church Building Fund, 192 School ST., Athol, Mass. 01331. 

Gordin C. Bachelder; Owned Oil Company
Gordon C. Bachelder, 77, of 89 Ridge Ave., died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001 in Athol Memorial Hospital following an illness.
He leaves his wife of 48 years, Lillian N. (Noel) Bachelder; four sons, Timothy B. Bachelder of Portland, Maine, David J. Bachelder of Athol, Peter S. Bachelder and his wife Karen of Littleton, Colo., and Matthew C. and his wife Caprice of Athol; two brothers, Lawrence Bachelder of Orange and Donald Bachelder of Athol; three grandchildren, Nicole and Alyson of Athol and Charles of Littleton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was born in Athol June 19, 1924, a son of Charles W. and Leola (Whittaker) Bachelder, and was a lifelong resident of town. He graduated from Athol High School in 1942.
A marine veteran of World War II, he served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and was injured on Tinian Island.
He owned and operated the Bachelder Oil Company in Athol for many years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of the Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, a life member of the Roy L. Boyce Post 650 VFW, and a member of the Edward H. Phillips Post 102, American Legion.
A grave side service will be held Thursday, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. in Gethsemane Cemetery with the Rev. Freda Maier, retired, of the South Athol United Methodist Church, officiating.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., or to the Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church Memory Fund, 40 Island St., both Athol, Mass. 01331. 
The J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home is directing the arrangements. 

Donald E. Mitchell
A funeral Mass for Donald E. Mitchell, 76, of 5 Ripley Rd., Westminster, was held Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, in Our Lady Immaculate Church. The Rev. James B. Callahan, associate pastor, was the celebrant, assisted by Dr. James Linderman, deacon. The organist was Theresa Gabis.
Burial was in Gethsemane Cemetery. Bearers were Ira Cass, Larry Grenier, Gerald Cormier, Roland Jean, John Aher and Howard Brown. 
Representing the Edward H. Phillips Post 102 American Legion firing squad were: Robert Carey, senior vice commander; Peter Krustapentus, adjutant; Donald Walker, sergeant at arms; Alfred Souza, chaplain; and Mitchell Kenneway. The United States flag was folded by Alfred Souza and Peter Krustapentus and presented to Mrs. Barbara Mitchell by Robert Carey. Taps was played by William Kessler. 
The J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Delbert H. Rhodes
A funeral Mass for Delbert H. Rhodes, 84, of 8 Pierce St., was held Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001 in Our Lady Immaculate Church. The Rev. James B. Callahan, associate pastor, was the celebrant of the Mass. The organist was Theresa Gabis.
Burial was in Gethsemane Cemetery. Bearers were Rob Rhodes, Mike Rhodes, Terry Akey, Nathan Akey, Mel Talbot and Matt Talbot.
The J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Anna B. (Krustapentus) Tamason
A funeral Mass for Anna B. (Krustapentus) Tamason, 87, of 85 South St., was held Friday, Aug. 31, 2001 in St. Francis of Assisi Church. The Rev. Raymond P. Messier, pastor, was the celebrant of the Mass. The organist was Theresa Gabis.
Burial was in Gethsemane Cemetery. Bearers were Mrs. Tamason's grandchildren, Jon Alcione, Andrew Alcione, John Sandova, Dana Sandova; and great-grandchildren, John Cody and William Cody.

Charles F. Young
A concelebrated funeral Mass for Charles F. Young, 78, of 459 School St., was held Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001 in Our Lady Immaculate Church. The Rev. Thomas Mahoney of Sutton was the celebrant. He was assisted by Rev. James B. Callahan, pastor of Our Lady Immaculate Church; Rev. Raymond P. Messier, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church; Rev. Andre Gariepy, pastor of Holy Spirit Church in South Gardner; Rev. William Gallagher and Dr. James Linderman, deacon. The organist was Robert Lemoine.
Burial was in Gethsemane Cemetery. Honorary bearers were Bob Gray, Jim O'Laughlin, J. Edmond Chaisson, Francis Foster, Frank Naimo and Neil Hachey. Active bearers were Timothy Young, John Young, Peter Young, Dennis Young, Brian Young and Jeff Young.
Representing the Edward H. Phillips Post 102 American Legion were: Robert Carey, senior vice commander; Peter Krustapentus, adjutant; Victor Litchfield, assistant finance officer; Al Souza, chaplain; and George Fiske. The United States flag was folded by Al Souza and Peter Krustapentus and presented to Mrs. Margaret Young by Souza. Taps was played by George Fiske and Fred Bulman.
The J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Mildred B. Henshaw; Teacher
TEMPLETON - Mildred (Brown) Henshaw, 97, of 147 Henshaw Rd. died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2001, in the Baldwinville Nursing Home, Baldwinville.
She was born in Templeton on July 5, 1904, the daughter of Louis M. and Ethel V. (Peart) Brown, graduated from Templeton schools and was a lifelong resident.
Her husband of 60 years, Charles R. Henshaw died in 1984.
She leaves four sons, C. Milton Henshaw of Canaan, Maine, Kirke R. Henshaw of Chesterfield, Ralph C. Henshaw and Roger B. Henshaw, both of Templeton; two daughters, Shirley Barnes of Templeton and Edna Haley of Phillipston; a sister, Edna B. Brooks of Templeton, as well as 26 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was a teacher in Phillipston and Templeton for several years and later worked with her husband for many years on their farm. She was a member of the First Church of Templeton where she taught Sunday school for many years, its Benevolent Alliance, and League of Service, the Templeton Grange and Woman's Club, and was a charter member of the Narragansett Historical Society.
She worked with the American Red Cross during World War II then was a den mother to Cub Scout Pack 30 of Templeton and was a co-founder of the first hot lunch school program at the Templeton Center School.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m. in the First Church of Templeton, Templeton Common. The Rev. Ruth Martin will officiate.
Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Calling hours in the church will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday. 
Memorial donations may be made to First Church of Templeton, 427 Dudley Rd., Templeton, or to the Activities Fund of the Baldwinville Nursing Home, 51 Hospital Rd., Baldwinville, Mass. 01436.
Arrangements are by the Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 69 Vernon St., Gardner.

Everett G. Ross
MANCHESTER, N.H., - Everett G. Ross, 76, of 71 Hospital Ave., formerly of Berlin, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001.
Among his survivors is Jody Bronnes of Royalston.

Bernard H. Meunier; Contractor
TEMPLETON - Bernard H. "Bing" Meunier, 75, of 373 Patriots Rd., died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001 in the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, following an illness.
He was born in Pawtucket, RI., on June 16, 1926 the son of Arthur and Amelia (Rainy) Meunier and was a longtime resident of Templeton. He spent his winters in Briney Breezes, Fla., since 1983.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II, he received the World War II Victory Medal, the American Theatre Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Medal.
He was an industrial maintenance contractor for the Arthur Meunier Company, Inc. retiring in 1981. He was a member of Holy Cross Church, East Templeton, the Otter River Knights of Columbus Council 2536, and the former Mr. and Mrs. Club of East Templeton.
He leaves his wife Mary Lou (King) Meunier of East Templeton whom he married on June 26, 1943; five sons, Richard Meunier of Orange, Roland R. Meunier of Templeton, John J. Meunier, Kevin Meunier, and David Meunier, all of Boston; three daughters, Mary M. Curtis of Templeton, Bernadette Arsenault of Alaska, and Amelia Jackson of Athol; three brothers, Donald Meunier of Worcester, Charles Meunier of North Attleboro, and Ralph Meunier of Sterling; three sisters, Annette Castro of Briney Breezes, Theresa LaCroix of Attleboro and Jean Barber of Lady Lake, Fla; 16 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Bernard J. Meunier in 1995; a brother, Robert Meunier of Pawtucket, who died many years ago; and a sister, Carol Breslin who lived in Seekonk at the time of her death. 
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1, from the John H. Mack Funeral Home, 91 Vernon St., Gardner, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, 25 Lake Ave., East Templeton.
Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Gardner.
Calling hours will be held today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Holy Cross Memorial Fund, 25 Lake Ave., East Templeton, Mass. 02346 or may be left at the funeral home.

Christopher M. Fernet
ORANGE- A graveside service was held in South Cemetery on Thursday, Aug. 30, for Christopher M. Fernet, 29, of 100 Summit St. who died at home on Saturday, Aug. 25. The Rev. Vance E. Frank officiated.
Witty's Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Robert F. Stone
Normal: ORANGE - Memorial services for Robert F. Stone, 81, of 292 Mayo Rd., were held Friday, Aug. 31, 2001 in the First Universalist Church. The Rev. Vance E. Frank officiated. Donald Ainsworth was organist.
The Veterans Flag was presented to Mrs. Stone by John W. Smith, Jr., Past Commander of American Legion Post 172. The Marion E. Nason Unity Club hosted a reception in the church vestry following the service.

Charles Young
Charles F. Young, 78, of 459 School St., died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001 in Athol Memorial Hospital following an illness.
He leaves his wife of 47 years, Margaret L. (McCarthy) Young; six sons, Timothy J. Young and his wife Becky of Athol, John P. Young of Brewster, Peter J. Young of Greenfield, Brian E. Young of Brattleboro, Vt., Dennis C. Young and his wife Patricia of Mountain View, Calif. and Michael A. Young and his wife Karen of West Chester, Penn.; a daughter, Mary Anne Bragdon and her husband Donald of Brewster; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by five brothers, Edward Young, Richard Young, Kenneth Young, Arthur Young and Robert Young.
He was born in Athol, a son of Edward A. and Alice (Graves) Young and was a lifelong resident of town. He was a graduate of Athol High School. An Army Air Corp veteran of World War II, he was a flight engineer with the 316 Troup Carrier Group, serving in England and France from 1943 to 1945. He also served during the Korean War from 1951 to 1952, and was stationed in Newfoundland.
He was employed by the United States Postal Service for 26 years. He worked for the Boston Postal District in 1964 and later was assistant postmaster in Brattleboro. He retired as Athol postmaster in 1978. He was a member of Our Lady Immaculate Church, where he served as a lector.
He was a life member and past financial secretary for the Athol Council 1182, Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Edward H. Phillips Post 102 American Legion and the Roy L. Boyce Post 650 VFW.
A past town meeting member, he served as town treasurer and was currently a registrar of voters. He was a director and past chairman of the Athol Credit Union. He was co-recipient, along with his wife Margaret, of the Citizen of the Year Award for 2000 and received the Governor's Award for SHINE counselor of the year.
He enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the United States and was an avid camper, serving as host camper at Nickerson State Park on Cape Cod for many years.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, Sept. 4 from the J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home, with a Mass at 11 a.m. in Our Lady Immaculate Church. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery.
Calling hours in the funeral home are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Members of the Athol Knights of Columbus will meet Monday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home to conduct a service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Our Lady Immaculate Church Building Fund, 192 School St. or Athol Memorial Hospital, 2033 Main St., all in Athol, Mass. 01331.


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