Louis M. Talbot

NEW SALEM- A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday morning, December 29, 2017 at Saint Mary’s Church in Orange for Louis M. “Louie” Talbot, 68, of North Main Street, who died Dec. 12, 2017 at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. Fr. Shaun O’Connor of Saint Mary’s and Fr. William Lunny of Saint Joseph’s Church of Shelburne officiated. Janet Paoletti was the organist, Theresa Bergquist was the cantor and Jack Bergquist was the alter server. Maureen Riendeau read the Old and New Testament readings and the offertory gifts were brought forward by the family. The pall was placed on the casket by the bearers, Ray Zukowski, Larry Fisher, Brian Spear, George Jeannette, Barry Cormier and Louie Wright. Rites of Committal were held in South Cemetery in Orange. A reception followed at the Orange American Legion on Daniel Shays Highway. Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, was honored with directing the arrangements.

NEW SALEM — Louis M. Talbot, age 68, of New Salem, passed away peacefully from this life on Dec. 12 at Quabbin Valley Healthcare.

He was born in Montague on Dec. 17, 1948, to the late Alice (Rochon) and Rosario Talbot. Louis grew up in Orange, and following graduation from Mahar Regional High School in 1967, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He was then assigned to the U.S. Navy Seabees in Port Hueneme, Calif., where he operated heavy equipment.

After receiving an honorable discharge, Louis was employed by Morrison-Knudsen Co., working on the Northfield Hydro-Power Project as a heavy equipment operator and later became employed by W.T. Bolduc of Orange, as a welder and steel fabricator.

In January 1978, Louis was appointed Deputy Sheriff for Franklin County and later, also appointed as a Franklin County Superior Court officer until his retirement in 2011.

He was a member of the Orange Kiwanis, life member and past president of the Orange Gun Club, a former member of Orange Knights of Columbus and the Elks. Louis’ favorite pastime activities were doing yard work, crossword puzzles and spending time with his son, Gary.

He is survived by his son, Gary Talbot (Orange); two brothers, Maurice and his wife, Rose (Newburgh, N.Y.), and Vince (Winston-Salem, N.C.); six sisters, Eleanor Bowen and her husband Clark (Sparta, Ill.), Priscilla Savoy (Senoia, Ga.), Margaret Innocenti and her husband Robert (Ocala, Fla.), Suzanne Douglas and her husband, Lee (West End, N.C.), Rosalie Wright and her husband Daniel (Poway, Calif.), and Madeline Wallace (Peachtree City, Ga.); and multiple nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Thursday, Dec. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.

A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 29, at St. Mary’s Church, 19 Congress St., Orange, with Fr. Shaun O’Connor and Fr. Bill Lunny officiating. Interment will follow at South Cemetery, Orange.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements.

You may offer your sympathy online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com.

NEW SALEM — Louis M. Talbot, 68, of North Main Street, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 12, 2017, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.

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