Obituaries

NORTHWOOD, N.H. — Douglas James Peterson, 72, of Jenness Pond Rd., Northwood, passed Oct. 15, 2017, at Harris Hill Center in Concord, N.H. He was born June 6, 1945, in Athol, Mass., to the late Ernest and Geneva Peterson. Doug was a three-sport All-Star at Athol High School and straight A...
TEMPLETON — Leo “Bob” Richard Martin, 77, of Templeton, passed away peacefully on Oct. 5, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Gardner on April 12, 1940, he was the son of the late Joseph P. Martin and Gladys (Keefner) Martin. He married Nan (Graham) Martin on June 29, 1991. They had...
ATHOL — Dan lost his long battle with end stage liver disease on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. He was able to pass at home surrounded by loved ones as per his wishes. Dan’s last months were spent joyously enjoying visits from family, friends, and new friends from his hospice team. Dan was a cheerful...
PELHAM — A graveside service will be held on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at 11 a.m., in the Warwick Center Cemetery, Warwick, for Freda H. (Rhoades) Stoddard, 97, of Harkness Road and formerly of Athol and Warwick, who died Sept. 23. Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the...
GREENFIELD — A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, for Kathy Jean (Girouard) Aldrich, 64, of High Street, who died Oct. 3. Interment will follow in South Cemetery, Orange. Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St.,...
ORANGE — Elizabeth A. (Weeks) Lutz, 65, of East River Street, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, after being stricken ill. Born in Ware on Dec. 8, 1951, she was a daughter of Winifred (Weeks). Elizabeth grew up in Barre, graduating from Quabbin Regional High School. Her...
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Alice M. (Coffin) Crowe, 86, of Greenville, S.C., died on Sept. 26, 2017, in her sleep.  Alice was born on Aug. 25, 1931, in Athol, Mass., to Nephtali, H. and Hazel E. (Green) Coffin. She married Gordon B. Crowe. She graduated from Orange High School, Orange, Mass., in 1949...
ORANGE — A graveside service was held on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in South Cemetery, Orange, for John E. Andrews, 65, formerly of Orange and who died unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 7, at his home in Londonderry, N.H., after being stricken ill. Rev. Dan Dibble of the Metcalf Memorial Chapel in...
ATHOL — Services were held on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon for Theresa M. (Gallant) Obue, 89, of Kennebunk Street, who died peacefully at home on Sept. 27, 2017. Fr. Edwin Montana of Our Lady Immaculate Church of Athol officiated. Witty’...
PETERSBURG, Fla. — Bernard A. Gronowicz, 97, of Largo, Fla., and formerly of Gardner and Otter River, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Mr. Gronowicz was born Aug. 22, 1920, in Gardner, son of the late Adam and Veronica (Kotoski) Gronowicz. He graduated from Gardner High School in 1938. He served in...

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