Obituaries

ORANGE — Thomas Novack, 67, of 519 East River Street, Orange, passed away Oct. 2, 2017, after a brave battle against cancer.  He was loved by many and will be missed by more. He always said his mother was his best friend and it helps to know he is now with her. Tom was a good man with a good...
GARDNER — David A. Atherton, 77, of Central Street, and formerly of the Athol-Orange area, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, after being stricken ill at home. Born in Swampscott on Feb. 26, 1940, he was a son of the late Franklin M. Sr. and Neda (Stone) Atherton....
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...
ORANGE — Florence G. Vincent, 100, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in the Quabbin-Swift River Valley, a loving and caring community at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. She was born in Franklin, Mass., on Nov. 20, 1916, to the late Arthur J. Holcomb and Clara (...
ATHOL — A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, from noon to 3 p.m., at the Franco-American Club, 592 South St., in Athol, for James C. O’Brien, 61, of Allen Street, who died Sept. 20. Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements. ATHOL...
ATHOL — A memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Michael R. Arnold, 65, of South Main Street, who died Sept. 5 at Athol Hospital. Rev. Mary Owen of the Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church in Athol and Rev. Julia Daley, former Pastor of...
ORANGE — A graveside service was held on Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2017. in South Cemetery, Orange, for Edith Louise (Cleveland)(Lynch) Shepardson, 90, of East River Street, King James Court, who died Sept. 20, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. Pastor Victor Miller of the Erving...
GARDNER — Funeral services for Stanley Harrington were held Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in the Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home, Athol. Rev. Tim Oja officiated. Family and friends shared words of remembrance. Burial followed in Lawrence Brook Cemetery, Royalston. Bearers were Allan Greenwood, Kevin...
GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Lyle “Sammy” (MacKenzie) Kenney, 83, passed away peacefully on Sept. 26, 2017, at Genesis Gettysburg Center. She was born the youngest of seven children in Athol, Mass., to the late Cecil and Annie (Young) MacKenzie, graduating from Athol High School with the class of 1952. She...
GREENFIELD — Bruce D. Whippie, 65, of Elm Terrace and formerly of Orange, died earlier this month. There are no 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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