Obituaries

ORANGE — Robert H. Wickham Jr., 56, of Orange, passed away on Nov. 7, 2017, at home. Funeral services are incomplete at this time. Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, is assisting with arrangements.
ORANGE — Louise “Topsie” Piragis of Orange passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Louise was born in Milford, N.H., to the late Adelard Picard and Louise (Martin) Picard. Louise and her late husband, Albine, owned and operated Piragis Variety in Athol from 1973 to 1985. She was an expert...
TEMPLETON — A Mass of Christian Burial for Donald J. Shea of Templeton was held Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Our Lady Immaculate Church. Rev. Edwin Montana officiated. The organist was Janet Paoletti and soloist was Liz Hume. The United States Navy rendered Military Honors, readings were shared...
ATHOL — A Mass of Christian Burial for Roberta S. Landry was held Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Athol. Rev. Edwin Montana, pastor of St. Francis, officiated. Rev. Francis Landry con-celebrated. Burial followed in Gethsemane Cemetery, Athol. The organist was Janet...
DAVID A. HENDERSON 
ORANGE — A celebration of life was held on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 5, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for David A. “Hondo” Henderson, 64, of Mattawa Circle, who died unexpectedly at home on Oct. 19, from complications of diabetes. Rev. James A. Ewen of the New Salem Congregational Church...
ATHOL — Jonathan M. Baker, 32, of Athol, died on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. He was the beloved son of Nancy Bailey and Mal Baker. Jonathan was born on June 5, 1985, in Concord. He attended the Athol-Royalston Regional School system, later he was home schooled and received his high school diploma...
GARDNER — Norma Jeanne (Pervier) Young, 90, of Gardner, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in the Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Templeton, on March 28, 1927, the daughter of the late Charles and the late Bertha (Bragg) Pervier. Norma graduated from Templeton High School...
ORANGE — Eugene R. “Gene” Monette, 77, of Wheeler Avenue, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 1, 2017, at Heywood Hospital in Gardner. Born on Oct. 24, 1940, in Gardner, he was a son of the late Delphis and Rochelle (Langevin) Monette and grew up in Gardner, attending Holy Rosary School and graduating...
ROYALSTON —Tex C. Sumner, 89, of Royalston, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at Athol Hospital. He was born in Bristol, Vt., on Aug. 4, 1928, the son of the late Berley and Anna (Hallock) Sumner. Tex was raised and educated in Vermont before relocating to Massachusetts in 1961. He served...
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Lorraine Black passed away on Oct. 26, 2017. She was born on Jan. 29, 1940, in Athol, Mass., to John and Emma (Godin) Gabrenas. Lorraine worked as an administrative assistant for TG&Y and Trammel Crow, as well as an international reservationist for Hertz. In her spare...

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