Obituaries

ATHOL — A graveside service with military honors for Edward S. Larry, 91, who died Dec. 13, 2016, was held Saturday, April 1,  at Silver Lake Cemetery.  Rev. Mary Owen of Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church officiated. Members of the U.S. Navy Honor Guard played Taps and folded and...
ORANGE — Due to the weather on Saturday, the memorial service for Gertrude B. (Davis) Prasinos, 88, who died March 16, has been rescheduled to April 15, at 1 p.m. at the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 185 Daniel Shays Hwy.  Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is assisting the...
ORANGE — John Chester Leeman Jr., 74, of Columbia Avenue, Orange, died March 27, 2017, at home. John was born on July 9, 1942, in Stoughton, to the late John Chester Leeman Sr. and Alice (Sylvester) Leeman. He worked for Emerson & Cummings in Canton, as a supervisor for government...
ATHOL — The Mass in memory of J. Paul Labrie scheduled for Saturday April 1, has been postponed due to the inclement weather.  AUBURN, Calif. — Joseph Paul Labrie, formerly of Athol, died peacefully on March 16, 2017, in Auburn, Calif., at the young age of 94, surrounded by his loving wife of...
ATHOL — Peter J. Hemlin, 76, of 739 Daniel Shays Hwy., and formerly of Winchendon, died peacefully Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Quabbin Valley Healthcare, with his family at his side. He was born in Fitchburg on April 16, 1940, son of the late Theodore and Miriam (Koskie) Hemlin and was a 1958...
MARION, Ky. — Clinton (Clint) P. Bigwood Sr., age 77, formerly of Athol, Mass., passed away on March 3, 2017, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.  He was born Oct. 1, 1939, to the late Robert and Bernice Bigwood.  Clint worked for Union Twist Drill (UTD) in the maintenance department for...
ATHOL — A Mass of Christian Burial for John J. Cox Jr. was held Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Our lady Immaculate Church.  Rev. Edwin Montana, pastor of Our Lady, officiated. The organist was Terry Parker and soloist was Liz Hume. John’s son Jay processed in with the urn. The readings were read...
ORANGE — Funeral services for John A. Burbine Jr. were held Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home.  Rev. Francis Roberge, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Baldwinville, officiated. Burial with full military honors followed in the Massachusetts Veterans’...
PUNTA GORDA, FLA. — Steven P. Fregeau, 62, of Punta Gorda, went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2017 surrounded by his family.  He was born Feb.3, 1955 in Athol, Mass. Steve enjoyed many years in New England, graduating in 1973 from Athol High School where he excelled in baseball and golf. He...
WALTERBORO, S.C. — Richard Charles Spofford Sr., 89, of the Veterans Victory House in Walterboro, S.C., and formerly of Orange, Mass., died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Walterboro. He was a retired state trooper (retired lieutenant) with the Massachusetts State Police, and a former exalted...

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