Obituaries

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.
ATHOL — Margaret A. (Deegan) Simonetti, 85, of Athol, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in the UMass Memorial Medical Center — Memorial Campus in Worcester. Margaret was born in Orange on Dec. 10, 1931, the daughter of the late W. John Deegan and the late Lillian H. (Dade) Deegan. Margaret grew up...
ORANGE — Catherine N. (Shaw) Fifield, 87, of East Main Street, died Friday evening, Dec. 8, 2017, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. Born in Altona, N.Y., on July 17, 1930, she was a daughter of the late William and Dora (Baker) Shaw and grew up on the family farm in Altona and graduated...
 ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. — Mary Ellen (Heath) Eno, 66, of Ashland City, Tenn., formerly of Athol, Mass., died peacefully Tuesday evening, Dec. 5, 2017, in St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., after being stricken ill on Nov. 30. She was born in Clinton, Mass., on April 17, 1951, daughter of the...
FITCHBURG — Gordon Wesley North, 82, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, surrounded by his loved ones, at UMass University Campus Hospital in Worcester, after a tragic accident. Gordon was born and raised in Orange, and graduated from Orange High School, after which he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He...
ATHOL — A Funeral Service was held for Virginia “Stubby” (Hawley) Martin on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at the Higgins O’Connor Funeral Home. Virginia’s granddaughter, Nicole Pessagno, shared words of remembrance and Virginia’s son, George Martin, gave the eulogy. Burial was in Silver Lake Cemetery...
HOLDEN — Thomas R. Sims, 86, of Holden, formerly of Orange, died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at UMass Memorial Medical, Worcester. He was born in Milford, the son of Nick and Harriet (Shemkowski) Sims and grew up in upstate New York. He is survived by his children, Nicole Minty (Astro)...
ORANGE — Edward P. Alden III, 60, of Putnam Street, passed away Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester. Born in Los Angeles, Calif., on Feb. 3, 1957, he was a son of Edward P. Jr. and Arlene (Conrad) Alden and grew up in Orange, attending Ralph C. Mahar Regional High...
ATHOL — Margaret A. Simonetti, 85 of Athol, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 in UMass Medical - Memorial Campus, Worcester. Funeral services are incomplete at this time. Higgins O’Connor Funeral Home - A Mack Family Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
GLENN T. MATTHEWS JR.
ATHOL — A celebration of life was held on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at the Metcalf Memorial Chapel in Warwick for Glenn T. Matthews Jr., 65, of Sanders Street, and who died Nov. 19, at Athol Hospital. Rev. Dan Dibble officiated. Following the service, a reception was held a the Warwick Town Hall...

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