Obituaries

WERNERSVILLE, Pa. — Joanne D. “Joni” (Duval) Boulanger, 77, of Wernersville, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, peacefully in the comfort of her family in her residence. She was the wife of J.E. Donald “Don” Boulanger, with whom she shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Montague, Mass., she was...
YORK BEACH, Maine — Diane “Dinah” Anderson passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all that knew her. Known for her kindness and sense of humor she will be sorely missed by many...
ORANGE — Peter A. “Pete” Soderman, 79, of Brookside Road, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester. Born in Fitchburg on Feb. 22, 1938, he was a son of Paul and Iva (Smith) Soderman. In December of 1959, Peter married Annette J. (Remillard) and they enjoyed 54...
ATHOL — Bradford Sidney Raleigh died Monday, April 10, 2017, at home. Mr. Raleigh was born June 17, 1929, in Bourne, the son of Walter and Elsie (Perry) Raleigh. He was a descendant of the Perry and Raleigh families of Cape Cod dating back to 1630. He graduated from Bourne High School in 1947...
LYNN — Dale R. Dooley peacefully passed into the presence of his Lord on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was born in Gardner on April 7, 1945, to Francis and Vivian (Thompson) Dooley. He graduated from Athol High School in 1963. He worked for the...
ATHOL — Carroll “Sonny” Rushford, longtime resident of Athol, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, at the age of 78. Sonny was born on Sept. 16, 1938, in Richford, Vt., to the late Harold and Arcelia (Degree) Rushford. He...
LUDLOW — Ronald “Skip” Joseph Chiasson, 73, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 8, 2017, at home.  Ronald was born on May 5, 1943, in Gardner to the late Joseph and Mary (Boudreau) Chiasson. Skip grew up in Athol and later moved to Ludlow where he made his home.  He was a graduate from...
GARDNER — A celebration of life was held Friday evening, April 7, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Tanya L. (Nilson) Hamel, 50, of Emerald Street and formerly of Petersham, who died March 30, at Heywood Hospital in Gardner. Family and friends offered readings and poetry. Interment...
ATHOL — Funeral services for Roy M. L’Heureux were held Friday, April 7, 2017, in the Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home. Fr. Edwin Montana of Our Lady Immaculate Church officiated. Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard played Taps and folded and presented the flag to his wife Joanne. A...
ORANGE — Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 8, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Christine (Lauchart) Hasanbasic, 79, of New Athol Road, who died peacefully at home on April 3.  Fr. William Hobbs of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Athol officiated. Interment was in South Cemetery,...

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