Miscellaneous Worcester County, Massachusetts Obituaries


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Obituaries from Dec 12, 2001

Arthur J. Goguen, Truck Driver, Teamster
ATHOL - Arthur J. Goguen, 80, of 531 Rainbow Blvd., Lady Lake, Fla., formerly of Athol, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001 following an illness.
He leaves his wife of 55 years, Estelle C. (Guilmette) Goguen; two daughters, Suzanne Cahill of Kensington, Conn., and Karen Landry of Athol; three sons, David of Cromwell, Conn., Bruce of Atkinson, N.H. and Leonard of Orange; two sisters, Lorraine Gonyer and Doris Goguen, both of Leominster; a brother, William of Ashburnham; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Three sisters predeceased him, Irene Goguen, Auralie Saulnier and Natalie Bergholtzer.
He was born in Fitchburg, son of Elzear and Mary (Gallant) Goguen, moving to Athol in 1973, then to Lady Lake in 1993.
He was a retired truck driver for Branch Transportation, a teamster and an avid golfer.
He served in the Army during World War II.
Interment was at the Florida National Cemetery with military honors.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Immaculate Church, Athol.

Stanley H. Davis Former Dairy Worker
PETERSHAM - Former resident Stanley H. Davis, 74, died Dec. 5, 2001 in Palmer, Alaska, following a lengthy illness.
In the late 1940s and early 1950s he worked at the Ledgezille Dairy owned by Franklin Johnson of Petersham.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marjorie Harper Davis, five children,18 grandchildren and many family members and friends. 
Mildred P. Schultz
ATHOL - Mildred P. (Nichols) Schultz, 73, of 22 Willis Rd., died Tuesday morning, Dec. 11, 2001 at her home. 
Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Higgins-O'Connor Funeral Home were incomplete at press time.
Nina A. Inangelo, Enjoyed Crafts
WORCESTER - Nina A. (Repekta) Inangelo, 79, of 92 Kenberma Rd., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001 in her home after an illness. Her husband of 43 years, George J. Inangelo Sr., died in 1990.
She leaves a son, George J. Inangelo Jr. of Charlton; three daughters, Irene Merola of Rutland, Christine "Cookie" Anderson with whom she lived, and Theresa Belanger of Athol; two sisters, Vera Westerlind of Worcester and Mary Rawling of Framingham, 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; two brothers, Tony Repekta and Nicholas Repekta and a sister Helen Repekta and a sister, Helen Repekta all predeceased her.
Born in Worcester, daughter of Anthony and Eugenia (Kozak) Repekta, she attended Worcester public schools and has lived here all her life.
She worked for more than 20 years at U.S. Envelope before she retired in 1976. She enjoyed crochet, arts and crafts, spending Sundays on the lake in Spencer, and family time.
A funeral service in the Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection, 63 Lauren St., Worcester, and burial in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton, will be private at the convenience of the family.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to VNA Care Hospice, 120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA 01608.
The Mercadante Funeral Home and Chapel, 370 Plantation St., Worcester is directing arrangements.

Anne H. Hadley
ATHOL - Anne H. Hadley, 91, died Dec. 6, 2001 in Athol where she resided her entire life. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Hadley, president of the Athol Table Mfg. Company, who died Oct. 1, 1977. They were married on May 22, 1933 in Winchendon at the family home of the mother of Robert. Anne was born in Athol on April 5, 1910, the oldest of four children and the daughter of George Warren Hall and Bertha Ramsdell Hall.
Anne was a 1927 graduate of the Athol High School, and served as secretary of her class. She worked for several years as the bookkeeper/office manager for the former Arthur Tyler Co. She was a member of the Starrett Memorial United Methodist church, Athol Historical society, Petersham Craft Center, L.S. Starrett Camera Club, Century Club of the Athol Area YMCA and the National Audubon Society.
As a homemaker she became accomplished in hand-made braided rugs - some of which were regionally displayed. She was also experienced in a number of other crafts, including gold leafing. She traveled extensively throughout the world enjoying both the educational and cultural experiences.
She is survived by three children, Mary B. Grimes of Westminster, James R. Hadley of Ulster County, N.H. and Jonathan H. Hadley of Orange. A daughter, Margaret A. Franklin predeceased her. Eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren additionally survive her. 
A private family interment service will be held at the family plot in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Templeton.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Biney St., Boston, MA 02215 or to the American Cancer Society's New England Division Office, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Fiske Funeral Home, 1356 Main St., is directing arrangements.

Whitney Dies, Drive In Operator 
NEW SALEM - George W. Whitney, 79, of 1075 Hermosa Dr., Rockledge, Fla., and formerly of New Salem, died on Monday, Dec. 3, 2001 in the Wuesthoff Hospital, Rockledge.
Born in North Adams on Sept. 11, 1922, he was a son of John F. and Martha E. (Blackmer) Whitney. He graduated from the Orange High School 1940. Following graduation, he served in the United States Army Artillery Division in World War Two in the European Theatre. 
For many years, he operated a construction company in New Salem, Whitney Associates having built many of the barracks at Fort Devens and several drive-in movie theatres.
He also operated the former Pioneer Drive In Theatre for several years. After moving to Florida in 1978, he became a construction consultant to the Brevard County and was chief inspector. He was a member of the American Legion Post 163 in Rockledge.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Eloise R. (Irisit) Whitney; sons, Joseph Whitney of Winchendon, Gary Whitney of Ellsworth, Maine, and Jeffrey Whitney of Athol; step-sons, Steven Hickey of Port St. John, Fla., Stanley Hickey of Fitchburg, and Kenneth Hickey of Ocala, Fla.; a step-daughter, Sandra Hickey of La Grange,Ohio; a brother, John Whitney of Suffield, Conn.; and a sister, Abby Yonaites of Rice Lake, Wisc.; 17 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. His first wife, Margaret (Truman) Whitney died in 1973.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. at Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange. The Rev. Lois S. Buchiane of Community Church of North Orange and Tully will officiate.
Interment will follow in the East Street Cemetery, Petersham.
There will be a calling hour from noon to the time of service in the funeral home.

Joan A. Cordio Watson
So. ROYALSTON - Joan A. (Moore) Cordio Watson, 62, of 2 River Rd., died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001 in St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center.
Survivors include a son, Alfred S. Cordio Jr. of Royalston, a stepdaughter, Tammy Watson of So. Royalston; and a brother, Richard Moore of So. Royalston.
Mildred L. Merriott 
MILLERS Falls - Mildred L. Merritt, 84, of 8 Craig Ave., died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, in Farren Care Center in Montague City.
Among her survivors is a brother, Hervey Cole of Erving.

Karrine I. Paganetti Clerk, Pianist
SO. ROYALSTON - Karrine I. (Koski) Paganetti, 87, of 4 Phillipston Rd., died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001 in the Athol Memorial Hospital after an illness.
Her husband of 42 years, Alfred J. Paganetti, died in 1983.
She was born in South Royalston on Feb. 5, 1914, daughter of Hjalmari S. and Anna (Karjalainen) Koski and was a lifelong resident. 
She was a graduate of the former Templeton High School and Becker Junior College.
She was a clerk at the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare Templeton office before her retirement in 1984.
She was a member of the Second Congregational Church in South Royalston and enjoyed playing the piano and spending time with her grandchildren.
She leaves a son, Richard A. Paganetti of South Royalston; two daughters, Roberta A. Erickson of Athol and Karrine Hoover of Prescott, Ariz.; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. in the Second Congregational Church, South Royalston. The Rev. Dr. Virginia E. Asel, pastor, will officiate.
Private burial will take place in the Jonas Alliene Cemetery, Royalston.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Second Congregational Church, c/o Gertrude Parnanen, 1 Richmond Terrace, South Royalston, MA 01374.
The Snow-Ladeau Funeral Home in Winchendon is directing arrangements.

Herbert C. Wuorio U.S. Army Veteran 
ORANGE - Herbert C. Wuorio, 73, of 383 East River St., died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in his home.
Born in Maynard June 16, 1928, a son of Oscar N. and Beata (Kansanoja) Wuorio, he grew up, attended schools and lived in Maynard for many years.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he lived in Royalston several years before moving to Orange in 1981.
He was trained as a machinist, a wastewater treatment plant operator and had formerly been employed at Lund Corp., Maynard.
A member of American Legion Post 172, he enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting.
He leaves several nephews and nieces.
A grave side service will be held in Glenwood Cemetery, Maynard, at a date to be announced.
There are no calling hours.
Witty's Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

Richard V. "Bud" Powers
ATHOL - Funeral services for Richard V. "Bud" Powers, 54, of 176 Ridge Rd., were held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, in Our Lady Immaculate Church. The celebrant was Rev. Stephen D. Johnson, pastor. The organist was Theresa Gabis.
Burial was in Gethsemane Cemetery. The bearers were Sean Powers, Richard Powers Jr., Christopher Chi, Jim Lamoureux, Patrick Mahoney, Eddie Pietro, Jack Borden and Michael Dwyer.
Members of the Edward H. Phillips American Legion Post No. 102 and Members of the United States Air Force Westover Honor Guard provided military honors. Members of the American Legion included Past Commander, Robert Carey, Past County Commander Alfred Souza, Assistant Finance Officer Victor Litchfield, Adjutant Peter Krustapentus, Sergeant at Arms Donald Walker. The bugler was George Fiske, Jr.
Members of the Air Force Honor Guard included TSGT John Masaitis and SSGT Kara Stackpole. Members of the Air Force Honor guard folded the United States Flag and TSGT John Masaitis presented it to Mrs. Powers.
Fiske Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Richard V. Powers Veteran, Philosopher
ATHOL - Richard V. "Bud" Powers, 54, of 176 Ridge Rd., died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, in the Athol Memorial Hospital.
He leaves his wife of 32 years, Amanda C. (Langley) Powers; two sons, Richard V. Powers Jr. and Sean M. Powers both of Athol; a daughter, Kendra S. Powers of Gardner; his father, Vincent J. Powers of Athol; two sisters, Judith M. Dwyer of Auburn, Patricia E. Lamoureux of Hubbardston; and two grandchildren.
He was born on Feb. 22, 1947 in Worcester, the son of Vincent J. and Doris (Froggatt) Powers. He grew up in Worcester and attended schools there.
He was a resident of Athol for 21 years.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the United States Air Force. He was employed at the L.S. Starrett Company; he was disabled for the past 15 years. He was a communicant of Our Lady Immaculate Church. He enjoyed reading and philosophy.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, from the Fiske Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Immaculate Church.
Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.

Robert G. Gullage Sr.
NEW SALEM - A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, Nov. 30, 2001 for Robert G. Gullage Sr., 71, of 244 North Main St., who died at home on Nov. 26, 2001, in Our Lady Immaculate Church in Athol with Rev. Fr. James Callahan officiating. Theresa Gabis was the organist.
His grandsons, Daniel Gullage, Greg MacEwen and Kyle MacEwen, brought the gifts forward and his niece, Sharon Tougas, read the eulogy.
Interment followed in Gethsemane Cemetery, Athol. The American Flag was presented to his wife, Catherine, by Robert Carey, past commander, American Legion Post 172, Athol. Peter Krustapentus, adjutant, Victor Litchfield, past finance officer, and Doald Walker sergeant at arms, also represented the American Legion Post 172.
An honorary police escort was provided by Trooper Mark Powers of the Massachusetts State Police.
Witty's Funeral Home, Orange, directed the arrangements.

Philip A. Howe
ERVING - Philip A. Howe Sr., 80, of 71 Spruce Cove Lane, Stoddard, N.H., formerly of Erving, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001 at the Oakhurst Nursing Home in Ocala, Fla. 
He was born in Erving on Feb. 11, 1921, the son of Arthur L. and Hazel (Field) Howe.
He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion in Ocala.

Roger H. Blake
ATHOL - Funeral services for Roger H. Blake, 62, of 159 Pine St., Florence, formerly of Athol, were held Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in the Fiske Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. R. Lee Smith, pastor of the Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Templeton. The bearers were Donald Mundell, Charles Mundell, Carl Blake, Alex Blake, John Blake and Eric Siminon.

Adeline L. Tyler, 85 4-H Camp Founder
ATHOL - Adeline L. (Pluff) (Wells) Tyler, 85, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Athol, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, in the Brian's Extended Care Facility.
She leaves a daughter GladysAnn Wells, State Librarian of Cave Creek, Ariz. and North Chatham, N.Y. Her first husband John W. Wells died in 1951, her second husband, John Tyler, died in 1996.
She was born on Jan. 15, 1916 in New Haven, Conn., the daughter of Addison and Clara J. (Whitehead) Pluff. She grew up in New Haven and moved to Dana, Mass. at a young age.
She graduated from the New Salem Academy in 1935. Mrs. Tyler owned Studio 44 by LaVera from 1952 to 1969, a former studio in Athol where she taught fine arts and ceramics.
She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and worked as church secretary for number of years. She also starred in several church produced plays.
An avid horsewoman, she helped found and operate the Southern New England 4-H Horse Camp from 1958 to 1970.
A memorial service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, Park Avenue, Athol on Jan. 16, 2002 at 2 p.m. A graveside service will be held on May 24, of Memorial Day Weekend 2002 in Quabbin Cemetery, Ware.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions my be made in her memory to the Athol Public Library 568 Main St., Athol, MA 01331 or to Athol Memorial Hospital 2033 Main St., Athol, MA 01331.
Fiske Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

Courtenay (Crumb) Anderson 
ATHOL - Graveside services for Courtenay (Crumb) Anderson, 85, of 60 Jay St., who died on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at 10 a.m. in Silver Lake Cemetery. Rev. A. Milton Cheney III pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church will officiate.
Fiske Funeral Home is directing arrangements.