Obituaries

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.
WEST BOYLSTON — William John DiFederico Jr., of West Boylston, passed away in the early hours of Sept. 24, 2017, at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, surrounded by family. William had previously served as president at Athol Memorial Hospital for 13 years. Arrangements are being...
GARDNER — Anthony D. Nawotny, 79, of Gardner, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Leominster Hospital after an illness. Anthony was born Dec. 14, 1937, in Gardner, son of the late Anthony and Dorothy (Baker) Nawotny. He worked at Nichols and Stone for many years before his retirement. Anthony...
CHICOPEE — Steven B. Chiasson, 65, of Simard Drive, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at home after being stricken ill. Born in Athol on Dec. 6, 1951, he was a son of Ralph and Alexsanderia (Szymanski) Chiasson and grew up in Orange and graduated from Ralph C. Mahar Regional School...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange, Mass., for Gladys R. (Bogan) O’Hare, 85, of 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, and formerly of Orange, who died on Sept. 6, at home following an illness. Rev. Judy Jones of the South...
ORANGE — A memorial service for Norman C. Carey, of Orange, was held Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home. Rev. Edwin Montana officiated. Family members shared words of remembrance. Burial was in Silver Lake Cemetery. A reception was held at the Athol American...
ATHOL — Kristine Kimberly (Krell) Abbott, 69, of Brookside Road, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, with family at her side. Kristine was born in Milford, Conn., on April 18, 1948, a daughter of the late Donald and Lorraine Krell. Kristine was married to Allen F. Abbott Sr...
ORANGE — Barry M. Songer, 60, of East River Street, went to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Born on July 12, 1957, in Athol, he was a son of John S. Jr. and Irene (Dombroski) Songer and grew up in Orange and attended Ralph C. Mahar Regional School and earned his GED...
ATHOL — A graveside service for Marion Sawin, 89, was held Saturday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Highland Cemetery. Rev. Beverly Prestwood-Taylor officiated. A reception followed at the Athol Congregational Church. Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main St., Athol, directed arrangements. ATHOL —...
ATHOL — Funeral services for Roberta M. (MacLean) Brackett were held Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, Orange. Rev. Edwin Montana, pastor of Our Lady Immaculate Church in Athol, officiated. Words of remembrance were shared by family members. A reception was...

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