Charlotte I. Stockwell

ORANGE — Funeral services were held on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Charlotte I. (Dexter)(Day) Stockwell, 96, who died Jan. 2, 2016, at Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation in Gardner. The Rev. Don Erickson of the Community Church of North Orange and Tully officiated. Interment was in South Cemetery, Orange. The bearers were Vernon MacDonald, Tim MacDonald, Karen MacDonald and Nick Kakitis. Following the committal service, a reception was held at Herrick’s Tavern in Orange. Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, was honored with directing the arrangements.

ORANGE — Charlotte I. (Dexter)(Day) Stockwell, 96, formerly of Applewood Home for Elders, died early Saturday morning, Jan. 2, 2016, at the Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gardner.

Born in Orange on July 20, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Maurice L. and Luetta (Gilson) Dexter and grew up in Orange, graduating from Orange High School in 1937.

Charlotte was married to Norman H. “Dusty” Day who died in 1980. She was later married to Richard A. Stockwell and he predeceased her in 1996.

Charlotte had worked for the Erving Paper Mill for 26 years as a technician in the sample room and retired in 1981.

Charlotte had lived on Mechanic Street for many years and was a summer resident at Laurel Lake in Erving. Following her second marriage, she was a seasonal resident of New Symrna Beach, Fla., for 14 years.

Active in the former Millers River Grange for many years, Charlotte was a past master of the Grange, as well as past president and member of the Athol Orange Emblem Club, a former member of Athena Chapter 25 Order of Eastern Star, active member of the First Universalist Church where she had served on several committees, the former Le Petite Flower Shows as well as a member of the church’s Marion E. Nason Unity Club and the church choir.

Charlotte enjoyed dancing, traveling, playing cards, quilting, swimming, and was very active in the Orange Senior Citizens Club, having served as secretary for several years. She had also enjoyed flying lessons earlier in her life.

Survivors include her daughters, Sally D. Kakitis and her husband, Nick, of Gorham, Maine, and Karen D. MacDonald and her husband, Vernon, of Webster; grandchildren, Amy Fawley of Baltimore, Md., Timothy MacDonald of Minneapolis, Minn., and Catherine Good of Kennebunk, Maine; three great-granddaughters, Charlotte, Caroline and Iris; and two great-grandsons, Benjamin and Sam.

There are no calling hours.

Funeral services and interment in South Cemetery, Orange, will be private.

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

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