Obituaries

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...
MONTAGUE — Funeral services were held on Monday morning, Oct. 30, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Richard K. “Dick” Stone, 96, of Federal Street, who died Oct. 23, at the New England Health Center in Sunderland. Dick’s nephew, Rev. William Stone, officiated. Interment was in South...
ATHOL — Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 29, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Katherine L. “Kay” Dubia Roy, 94, of Unity Avenue, who died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The Rev. Dr. Megan Leary of the Orange Central Congregational Church officiated and...
TEMPLETON — A graveside service was held for Leo R. Martin on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Templeton. Rev. Stephanie Flynn officiated. Family members shared words of remembrance and Military Honors were rendered by the United States Air Force. Lamoureux-Smith &...
NEW SALEM — June A. Copeta, age 84, of New Salem, died peacefully at home on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Aug. 13, 1933, in Athol, the daughter of the late Albert and Gertrude (Ramsdell) Ovitt. She grew up in Athol and attended Athol High School,...
HOUSTON, Texas — Susan A. MacLean, age 63, of Houston, Texas, and formerly of Athol, passed away on July 27, 2017, at the home of her sister and partner where she had resided since 1999. Susie was not born in Texas but she got there as soon as she could! She was born in Athol on Dec. 13, 1953, the...
ORANGE — Donald “Waxy” Choate, 82, of Orange, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Quabbin Valley Healthcare of Athol, following a brief illness. Born in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Nov. 21, 1934, he was the son of the late Francis and Gladys (Fairbanks) Choate. Donald was owner/operator of...
TEMPLETON — Ruth E. (Edwards) Everhart, 94, of 27 Baker Ln., died peacefully Sunday morning, Oct. 22, 2017, in Quabbin Valley Healthcare, Athol, with her family at her side. She was born in Berwick, Pa., on April 1, 1923, daughter of the late Ernest and Helena (Masters) Edwards and was a...
NEW SALEM —A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at Saint Mary’s Church in Orange for Cheryl A. (Bacigalupo) Sarrazin, 54, of North Main Street, who died at Athol Hospital on Oct. 18. Fr. Peter Pawlus officiated. Janet Paoletti was the organist and Theresa Bergquiet...

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