Obituaries

ATHOL — John James Cox Jr., of Athol, passed away on Tuesday March 7, 2017.  He was born on April 27, 1938, to John J. Cox and Margaret (Arthur) Cox in Boston. He leaves his children, Jay Cox and Tracey MacDonald and her husband William MacDonald; a sister, Janice of Tempe, Ariz.; six...
ORANGE — Beverly C. (Terrill) Hubbard, 78, died on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield following an illness. Beverly was born at home in Shelburne Falls on Nov. 4, 1938, the only child of Clyde and Rosella (Parker) Terrill. She graduated from Arms Academy of...
NEW SALEM – Edward A. Bean, 73 of Lyman, Maine, formerly of Athol, died Thursday, March 17, 2017, in New Salem at his daughter’s house surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer. Edward was born on May 16, 1943, in Sheffield, Vt., to John Bean Sr. and Elizabeth (Burden) Bean. He...
ORANGE — Russell A. Blanchard, age 84, died Monday, March 13, 2017, at Heywood Hospital. Russell was born April 28, 1932, in Hinsdale, N.H. He is the son of the late Harold W. and the late Sylvia (Pickett) Blanchard. He grew up in Hinsdale, N.H., and Greenfield, Mass., graduating from...
CALLAWAY, Fla. — Tisha Marie (Boudreau) Merchant, 46, formerly of Athol, passed away Wednesday evening March 8, 2017, with loved ones by her side. She was born Jan. 29, 1971, to Donald J. Boudreau Sr. and Jacqueline Lynch. She was a beloved, wife, mother, daughter, sister and a friend to many....
ATHOL — Rose P. (Brighenti) McGuirk, 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 12, 2017, in the presence of her loving family and the dedicated staff at Leominster Crossings. Born and raised in Athol, Rose was the daughter of Italian immigrants, Anthony and Maria (Boccagni) Brighenti, and lived...
ORANGE — Stanley C. Harris, 86, of West Orange Road, died on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. Born in Orange, Stanley spent most of his life in Orange. He attended Central School and Orange High School. On March 25, 1952, Stanley enlisted in the United States...
Funeral services for Norma M. “Becky” Robichaud were held Monday, March 13, 2017, in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, Orange.  Rev. Edwin Montana, Pastor of Our Lady, officiated. Burial followed in Gethsemane Cemetery. Scott Robichaud gave the eulogy. Bearers were Owen Robichaud, Joseph...
FITCHBURG — Susan Victoria Corsiglia, 69, of Fitchburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday evening, March 8, 2017 at the UMass Health Alliance Hospital in Leominster, following a period of declining health. A beloved daughter of Betty (Elliott) and Paul M. Corsiglia, Susan...
SUDBURY — Susan E. Henshaw, 69, of Sudbury, passed away on March 6, 2017.  She was the devoted wife for 46 years of Roy M. Henshaw; adored mother of Elizabeth Musewicz, her husband John, and their son Justen of Exton, Penn.; and David Henshaw of Rutland. She was a loving sister to Barbara...

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