Obituaries

ORANGE — Leon E. Howard Jr., 32, of East Main Street, died on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare campus, in Worcester. Born in Greenfield on May 10, 1983 he was a son of Tammy Tenney and the late Leon E. Howard Sr. and grew up in Orange. Leon...
ATHOL —Amber L. Parr, 25, of Byrd Avenue, died Friday, February 12, 2016 at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol, Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange.
RICHARD T. SIMKEWICZ
ATHOL — A Mass of Christian burial for Richard T. Simkewicz was held Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Athol. Rev. Edwin Montana, pastor of St. Francis, officiated. The organist was Janet Paoletti and the soloist was Liz Hume. The urn bearer was Chris Simkewicz, escorted...
JUSTIN JOHNSON
ORANGE — Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Justin “Jut” Johnson, 96, of Johnson Road, who died Feb. 5 at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. Pastor Judy Jones of the Orange United Methodist Church officiated. Interment followed in South...
CHARLES A. BEANE
p> WILMINGTON, Del. — Charles Alfred Beane, 85, of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully on Feb. 6, 2016, at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care at Christiana Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Ware, Mass., he was the son of the late Elsa Ohlson and James Beane. Charles...
ATHOL — A Mass of Christian burial for Anne O’Brien was held Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Our Lady Immaculate Church, Athol. Rev. Edwin Montana, pastor of Our Lady Immaculate, officiated. The organist was Janet Paoletti and soloist was Liz Hume. The draping of the funeral pall was done by Fay Ott...
GERALDA M. DUDA
ATHOL — A Mass of Christian burial for Geralda M. (Chiasson) (Frenette) Duda was held Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Our Lady Immaculate Church. Rev. Edwin Montana, pastor of Our Lady, officiated. The funeral pall was placed on the casket by her sons Paul Frenette and Glenn Frenette. The crucifix was...
ORANGE — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Saint Mary’s Church in Orange for Richard C. Belsky, 75, who died Jan. 29, 2016, at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield. Fr. Jose Bermudez officiated. Janet Paoletti was the organist, Theresa Bergquist...
ATHOL — Robert F. Troope, age 76, of Athol, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital of Worcester. Robert was born Aug. 25, 1939, in Montague. He is the son of the late John Stark and the late Jenny W. (Adams) Troope. He married Irmgard Kloss on April 24, 1970. Robert grew up in...
ORANGE — Ruth Ann Hutchison, age 73, of Orange, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital of Worcester. Ruth Ann was born Dec. 2, 1942, in Fitchburg. She is the daughter of the late Herman C. and the late Ardath (Woollacott) Vieweg. Ruth Ann grew up in Westminster and graduated from...

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