Obituaries

ATHOL — Edward Joseph “Smokey” Duguay, age 88, died Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare. Edward was born April 8, 1929, in Athol. He is the son of the late Hyacinthe and the late Anna (Savoy) Duguay. He lived in Athol all of his life, attending Athol schools and served in the U...
ATHOL — Ronald T. Coyne, 79, passed away on June 20, 2017, after succumbing to multiple strokes. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Beverley J. Coyne, his children, Scott A. Coyne, Deborah L. George, Pamela J. Colarusso, and Sharon A. Loewy and his seven grandchildren and four great-...
NEW SALEM — Cheryl M. Cutter, 69, of Blackington Road, died Saturday, July 8, 2017, following an illness. Born in Greenfield on Feb. 23, 1948, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Phillips) Cutter. Cheryl always enjoyed being around her family and friends and watching TV and never...
TEMPLETON — Karl E. Voutila, 54, of Templeton, died Friday, July 7, 2017. Karl was born July 21, 1962, in Gardner, son of Raymond E. Voutila and the late Rachel E. (Richards) Voutila. He graduated from Narragansett Regional High School in 1980 and received his Bachelor Degree from UMass-Amherst...
ATHOL — Elwin Earl Bacon, age 68, of Athol, died Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at home in Athol. Elwin was born July 1, 1949, in Athol. He is the son of the late Earl Bacon. He grew up in Athol and lived in Athol all of his life. After high school, he served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam...
EASTHAMPTON — Leah M. (Jean) Bernier passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 23, 2017, at her home. She was born in Athol on Sept. 12, 1964. She was the daughter of the late Karin (Copeland) Escott and Raymond Jean of Orange. Leah’s family was very important to her and she spent most her free...
ATHOL — A graveside service for John Leeman Jr. will be held Monday, July 10, at 10 a.m., at Highland Cemetery, Hillside Terrace, Athol. Fiske-Murphy & Mack, a Mack Family Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, is directing arrangements. ORANGE — John Chester Leeman Jr., 74, of Columbia...
ATHOL — A Mass of Christian Burial for Ellen A. Finn of Athol was held Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in Our Lady Immaculate Church. Fr. Francis Roberge officiated. The organist was Terry Parker and soloist was Lori Peterson. The readings were shared by her son, Todd Dexter, and her grandson, Chad...
ATHOL — Raymond P. Castine, 30, of South Main Street, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017, after taking his last ride. Born on May 27, 1987, in Springfield, he was a son of Jeffrey Castine and Patricia Ferris and grew up in Athol, graduating from Athol High School in 2005. Ray was a strong, silent...
GARDNER — Lawrence P. Oliva passed on June 28, 2017, at the age of 70, after a short illness. He leaves behind his wife of 47 years, Dianne (Stone) Oliva of Gardner; his son, Michael Oliva of Baldwinville; and his daughter, Michelle Oliva of Falmouth. Larry was born on Aug. 28, 1946, in Gardner...

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