Obituaries

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...
ATHOL — Albert F. “Bert” Euvrard went to be with the Lord Saturday, June 10, 2017. He was born Dec. 10, 1931, and was the son of the late Albert and Lena Euvrard.  He grew up in Athol and graduated from Athol High School in 1950. He joined the Army during the Korean Conflict, serving from 1952...
ATHOL — Fabian “Fabe” Joseph Chiasson, 97, of Athol, died peacefully on June 27, 2017, at Athol Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Athol on Aug. 21, 1919, to Peter and Lena (Robichaud) Chiasson. He graduated from Athol High School in 1936 and, in 1942, he married Elizabeth “...
ATHOL — A graveside service with full Military Honors was held for John D. Eaton of Athol on Monday, July 3, 2017, at Silver Lake Cemetery. Deacon Bryan Lagimoniere officiated. Fiske-Murphy & Mack, A Mack Family Funeral Home 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, directed arrangements. ATHOL —...
ATHOL — Fay Judith “Judy” (Stevens) Wirth, a retired Registered Nurse, died at home peacefully on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the age of 74 following a courageous battle with cancer. Judy was born July 31, 1942, in Northampton, to the late Harry and Doris Stevens of Leverett. Wirth attended...

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