John D. Eaton

ATHOL — A graveside service with full Military Honors was held for John D. Eaton of Athol on Monday, July 3, 2017, at Silver Lake Cemetery.

Deacon Bryan Lagimoniere officiated.

Fiske-Murphy & Mack, A Mack Family Funeral Home 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, directed arrangements.

ATHOL — John D. Eaton, 97, of Athol, passed away peacefully Friday June 16, 2017, at home.

He was born on March 19, 1920, in Athol to the late Simon W. and Mary E. (Glennon) Eaton. He grew up in Athol and graduated from Athol High School with the class of 1938. He had a love for tennis and was on the tennis team.

After graduation he worked for the L.S. Starrett Company before serving in World War II with the United States Army, 83rd Armed Field Artillery Battalion, covering tours in Naples, Foggia, Rome, Arno, southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. After returning home, John worked for Massachusetts Electric Co., was the general manager for Athol Gas Co., maintenance supervisor of the Athol Housing Authority, Vice President of the Colonial Bank and worked for many years as a funeral assistant for the Fiske Funeral Home. John had a love for the outdoors. He loved hunting, trapping and fishing. He just simply enjoyed life. For all who knew him, was to love him. He will be missed.

He is survived by his niece, Joan Anderson; and two nephews, Freddy Eaton, and Robert Sisson and family.

He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy H. (Rockwell) Eaton; two sons; and his sister, Dorothy Eaton Root.

A graveside service with full Military Honors will be held Monday, July 3, at 10 a.m., in Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Athol YMCA, 545 Main St., Athol, MA 01331.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com.

Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, is directing arrangements.

ATHOL — John D. Eaton, 97, of Athol, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017, at home.

Funeral services are incomplete at this time.

Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, is directing arrangements.

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