Obituaries

PETERSHAM — Barbara Ann (Cunningham) Corey, 90, of Petersham, was an avid gardener, conservationist and community patron who was committed to being a well-informed citizen. She was born in 1927, in Stowe, Ohio, to Mary Elizabeth (Murphy) and Spurgeon Haddon Cunningham. At age 2, she and her family...
ATHOL — A Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret Simonetti was held Friday, Dec. 15, in Our Lady Immaculate Church, Athol. Rev. Edwin Montana, Pastor of Our Lady officiated. The organist was Janet Paoletti and the soloist was Liz Hume. The readings were read by Angie Mahoney. Offertory gifts were...
ORANGE — Denise M. (Armstrong) Jillson, R.N., 53, of Orange, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, after a brief illness. She was born March 11, 1964, in Dorchester, daughter of Charles M. Armstrong and the late Margaret (Alves) Armstrong. Denise was a registered nurse working for the Gardner Visiting...
ORANGE — Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 13,  at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Catherine N. (Shaw) Fifield, 87, of East Main Street, who died Dec. 8, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. Rev. Mark Bariloni of the Athol-Orange Baptist Church officiated and words of...
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.
 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...

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