Obituaries

WARWICK — Gail Christine Spooner, 69, of Wendell Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, peacefully in her sleep at home. Gail was born in Jersey City, N.J. She was the daughter of Christine Driscoll and Theodore Spooner. Gail moved to New Salem in 1994 and lived with her nephew Steve Verney and his...
ATHOL — Lawrence Hanscom Peavey Jr., age 90, of Athol died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare.   Lawrence was born Dec. 25, 1926, in Milford. He is the son of the late Lawrence H. and the late Helen Eunice (Smith) Peavey. He grew up in Hopedale and graduated from Hopedale High...
LAKEWORTH, FLA. — Sherman P. Plotkin passed away peacefully at his Florida home on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. He was 88 years old.  Sherman was born in Winchendon, Mass., and spent his working life in Athol, Mass., where he carried on the family business in furniture retail with his brother...
STEVEN KILINKE 
ATHOL — Steven Kilinke, a tutor and educator for the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, passed away suddenly on Feb. 2, 2017, at the age of 62. Steve was born on Feb. 6, 1954, in Huntington, N.Y., to Millard and Joan (Mari) Klinke and graduated from the University of New York, Geneseo in...
ALTON, Ill. — Keith E. Prue, 59, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Alton Memorial Hospital.   Born Jan. 1, 1958, in Athol, Mass., he was the son of Kenneth Prue Jr. and Lunette (Stewart) Prue of Athol. Mr. Prue served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a self-employed carpenter and did home...
ORANGE — Martha A. (Chamberlin) Gidney of Athol and Orange, died peacefully at the age of 81 on Jan. 28, 2017, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare, with her family by her side.  Martha grew up in Northfield,  with her parents, Bertha (Cossette) and Paul Chamberlin Sr. Martha attended Northfield High...
ORANGE — A memorial service was held on Friday afternoon, Feb. 3, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Karen L. (Rounds) Guilmette, 61, of Wheeler Avenue, who died peacefully at home on Jan. 24, following an illness. Rev. Mark Bariloni of the Athol Orange Baptist Church officiated and...
ATHOL — Donald H. Temple, 77, passed on, with his family by his side, on Jan. 31, 2017, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 2, 1939, in Gardner, to Frances and Roscoe Temple, and was a lifelong resident of Athol. Don attended Athol schools and joined the Navy after high...
ATHOL — Graveside services for Stephen Ashmore will be held Friday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m., at Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol. Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, is directing arrangements.
ATHOL — Funeral services for Marcia J. (Pralinsky) Carey were held Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, Orange. Rev. Edwin Montana, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Athol, officiated. Burial followed in Gethsemane Cemetery. Higgins O’Connor Funeral home...

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