Norma F. Young

ATHOL- A graveside service for Norma Fay Young, 83, of Athol were held Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 at Silver Lake Cemetery. Ernie West officiated.

The bearers were Guy Bezio, David Lanfair and Fred Kempton.

Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main Street, Athol, directed arrangements.


Norma Fay (Richards) Bezio Young, age 83, of Athol, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Gardner Rehabilitation & Nursing Center of Gardner. 

Norma was born May 14, 1932, in Athol. She is the daughter of the late Guy S. and the late Rhona A. (McDonald) Richards. She married Russell Young. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell Young, in 1977.

Norma lived all of her life in Athol and attended Athol schools.

She was employed by the Shoe Shop, Athol Memorial Hospital, L.S. Starrett Company, Moskovitz Clothing and the Athol High School special needs department.

She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses for over 40 years.

She is survived by one daughter, Donna F. Lafair and her husband David of Athol; and two sons, Guy Bezio and his wife Shari of Erving and Roy Bezio of Athol. She also has three grandchildren, Crysania, Eric and Desiree; and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her brother and five sisters.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m., at Silver Lake Cemetery, Silver Lake Street, Athol, with Ernie West officiating.

Calling hours will be held in the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main Street, Athol, is directing arrangements.

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