Obituaries

ATHOL — Muriel G. (Emerson) (Frost) Piermarini, age 84, of Athol, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at home. Muriel was born July 22, 1932, in Worcester. She is the daughter of the late Harold and the late Bertha (Fiske) Emerson. She grew up in Shrewsbury and New Salem and graduated from New Salem...
ATHOL — On Saturday, March 4, at 11 a.m., a memorial service will be held at the South Athol United Methodist Church, at 65 Morgan Ave., for Kenneth L. Stewart, who died on Jan. 30, 2017. A reception will follow in the parish hall.  ROYALSTON — Kenneth Luther Stewart, 88, of 64 Athol...
ATHOL — A funeral service for Harold “Harry” H. Kuniholm was held Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home. Rev. Mark Bariloni officiated. A eulogy was given by Alan Kuniholm and memories were shared by family and friends. A reception was held at Jim and Marie Kuniholm’s home...
PETERSHAM — Naomi Scott Pfeiffer, 1924-2017, passed over on Feb. 14, 2017, in Amherst, two days before her 93rd birthday.  She was born in Boston to Israel Scott and Ruth Latt, both from a schtel in Latvia. An only child, she devoted herself to an outstanding education and felt that should be a...
BALDWINVILLE — Funeral services for Eva E. Varoli, 92, of Baldwinville, were held Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home. Fr. Edwin Montana officiated. Burial followed in Silver Lake Cemetery. Following the committal service, a reception was held at Donna Hemingway’s home...
WARWICK — JoAnn F. Shepardson, age 73, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at UMass Memorial Medical Center. JoAnn was born Jan. 8, 1944, in Athol. She is the daughter of the late Anthony F. and the late Dorothy (Bishop) Shatos.  She grew up in Orange and moved to Rhode Island, moving back to the...
ORANGE — Doris Ann “Dee” St. John, 70, of East River Street, passed on Feb. 9, 2017. She was born in Orange on May 12, 1946. Doris leaves her mother, Christine “Cricket” St. John; three brothers, Eddie, Bruce and Joe; children, Lori, Brian, and Allen; and many grandchildren. She was...
ATHOL — A celebration of life will be held on March 4, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the Wheelerville Community Club, 698 East Main St., Orange, for Judith A. (Hatch) Gowey, 70, of Main Street, who died Feb. 8, 2017, at home. Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is assisting the family....
ATHOL — Funeral services for Hugh G. Blake, 94, were held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home. Rev. Dave Melvin officiated. Burial with full military honors followed at the Massachusetts Memorial Veterans’ Cemetery, Winchendon. The bearers were Keith Anderson, Derek...
ATHOL — Virginia May Keyes, age 98, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at The Highlands. Virginia was born Sept. 17, 1918, in Athol. She is the daughter of the late Ralph H. and the late Mildred F. (Newton) Sedgwick. She lived in Athol most of her life, also living in the Tully section of Orange for...

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