Obituaries

ATHOL — David R. Dexter, 77, of Daniel Shays Highway and formerly of Orange,went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare Campus in Worcester, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Greenfield on Oct. 8, 1939, he was a son of...
TEMPLETON — Kenneth P. “Kenny” Meunier, 64, of Templeton, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Heywood Hospital of Gardner, following a brief illness. Kenny was born in Gardner on Nov. 5, 1952, the son of the late Raymond J. and Madeleine M. (Dupre) Meunier. He graduated from Gardner High...
ORLANDO, Fla. — Virgil S. Walker died on Aug. 7, 2017, in Orlando, Fla., at the age of 94.  Virgil was born in Athol to Carl and Gladys (Smith) Walker on July 10, 1923. He graduated with the class of 1941 from Athol High School. He also attended the Wentworth Institute in Boston.  He worked at...
PLEASANT VIEW, Utah — Elaine Marie (Chaisson) Jaillet, 64, of Pleasant View, Utah, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2017. She was born in Athol, Mass., on July 3, 1953, to Raymond J. Chaisson and Cecelia A. Gelinas. Elaine graduated from Athol High School with the class of 1971 and went on to...
ORANGE — Stanley Wayne Cleveland, 64, of Summit Street, died Aug. 12, 2017, at Athol Hospital. Born in Shirley on Nov. 12, 1952, he was a son of the late Stanley Webb and Charlotte (Flood) Cleveland and grew up in Turners Falls and Orange and graduated from Smith Vocational High School,...
ATHOL — A Memorial Service for Fabian “Fabe” Chiasson of Athol, who passed away on June 27, 2017, will be held Sunday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m., in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange. Burial will follow at Silver Lake Cemetery, Silver Lake Street, Athol. The family...
HOUSTON, Texas —Kenneth Powell, a security guard in Houston, Texas, died unexpectedly on Aug. 7, 2017, at the age of 21.  Kenny was born on Oct. 2, 1995. He was the husband of Valeria (De La Cruz) Powell; and beloved son of Elizabeth Walsh and the late Stephen Michael Powell.  Kenny is...
ORANGE — A memorial service was held on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Walter C. Thompson, 84, of Prentiss Street, who died July 27, at Heywood Hospital in Gardner. Fr. Peter Pawlus of Saint Mary’s Church in Orange officiated and words of remembrance were offered...
ATHOL — A memorial service was held on Friday morning, Aug. 11, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Edward J. Fisher, 60, of Cass Circle, who died on Aug. 4,  at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol.  Rev. Judy Jones of the Orange United Methodist Church officiated with words of remembrance by...
ATHOL — Richard N. Piper, 57, of Kelton Street, died unexpectedly at Athol Hospital on Tuesday morning, Aug. 8, 2017, after being stricken ill earlier. Born in Athol on May 29, 1960, he was a son of Donald and Jacqueline (Clukey) Piper and grew up in Orange and attended Ralph C. Mahar Regional...

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