Jeffrey D. Gordon

ATHOL — A graveside service for Jeffrey D. Gordon, 49, of Athol, who passed away on May 19, 2017, was held on Sunday, June 11, at Silver Lake Cemetery in Athol.

Friend and minister Phil Simon officiated, offering readings, songs, recollections and prayers. Family members also shared words of remembrance.

A celebration of life followed at the Orange Innovation Center on West Main Street in Orange.

ATHOL — Jeffrey D. Gordon, 49, of Athol, passed away unexpectedly on May 19, 2017.

He was the son of the late Douglas Gordon Sr. and Idella Dingman Gordon of Athol. The late Elwyn “Swede” Johnson was thought of as a father figure to Jeffrey and family.

Jeffrey was a “jack of all trades,” and working as a mason was his main passion. He attended Athol schools.

In his younger years, he was an avid collector of NASCAR memorabilia. He enjoyed flea markets, auctions, collecting antiques and fishing, and was a New England Patriots fan. He also had a “green thumb” for growing plants.

Jeffrey was happy to spend time with family and friends, and enjoyed playing cards, cookouts and family functions.

He leaves is companion of several happy years, “the love of his life” Katie Gowey, and her three children, Ashley, Raymond and Tyler whom he raised as his own; and his beloved dogs, Memphis, Minnie, Princess and Pudgy.

Jeffrey also leaves behind sisters and brothers, Sheila Kenney of Greenfield, Hope Bernard of Friendsville, Tenn., Anita Gordon of Athol, Douglas Gordon Jr. of Orange, Andrea Harris of New Salem, Tracey Bigwood of Athol, Michael Gordon of Athol, Jay Gordon of Orange, Audrey Leguizamo of Florida, Diane Fortes of Orange, Ravin Griffith of Athol, Oleda Newcombe of Athol; half-siblings Dean Gordon of Winchester, N.H., and Denise Gordon of Swanzey, N.H., and their mother Sherry Gordon; 16 nephews, 16 nieces, two great-nephews, two great-nieces, two aunts and several cousins.

A graveside service will be held at Silver Lake Cemetery on Sunday, June 11, at noon, with friend and minister Phil Simon officiating.

A celebration of Jeffrey’s life will follow at the Orange Innovation Center, at 131 West Main St., Orange, at 1:15 p.m.

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