Dorothy E. Wert

ATHOL — A Memorial Service for Dorothy E. (Knower) Wert of Athol was held Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in the Lamoureux-Smith & Poliks Funeral Home in Gardner. Rev. Sela Rousseau officiated.

Words of remembrance were shared.

Burial was in Woodside Cemetery.

Lamoureux-Smith & Poliks A Mack Family Funeral Home, 105 Central St., Gardner, directed arrangements.

ATHOL — Dorothy E. (Knower) Wert, 102, of Athol and formerly of Templeton, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at Quabbin Valley Health Care, where she resided for two weeks.

Dorothy was born June 29, 1915, in Templeton, daughter of the late Harry H. and Annie (Baker) Knower.

She leaves her daughter, Audrey Pagnotto of Athol, with whom she lived; and nieces and nephews in Massachusetts, Texas, and Hawaii.

She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd. Together, they operated Leominster Home Beverage in East Templeton for many years. She is also predeceased by three brothers, Richard, Malcolm, and Roger Knower, and two sisters, Evelyn Desendorf and Barbara Bishop.

Dorothy was employed at Fontaine Bros. in Gardner form many years. In her early years, she was an expert knitter and seamstress.

She enjoyed the simple things in life such as going for rides and observing nature, especially flowers. Dorothy is best known for her “spunk” which she maintained until the end.

A calling hour will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 to 11 a.m., with the funeral immediately following at 11 a.m. in the Lamoureux-Smith & Poliks Funeral Home, 105 Central St., Gardner. Burial will follow in Woodside Cemetery, Narrows Rd., Westminster.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com.

Lamoureux-Smith & Poliks — A Mack Family Funeral Home, 105 Central St., Gardner, is directing arrangements.

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