Obituaries

ORANGE — Althea (McKenna) Gilmore, 88, died Friday, April 8, 2016, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol with family at her side. Althea McKenna Gilmore was born in Orange on Nov. 30, 1927, the daughter of Martin H. and Lillian (Collen) McKenna. She grew up in Orange, attended Orange schools...
NORTH ORANGE — A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Athol for Norman G. Walsh, 85, of Athol Road, who died at home on April 7, with family at his side. Fr. William Hobbs officiated and the organist was Cathy Tyng.  Interment with military...
ATHOL — Funeral services were held on Friday, April 08, 2016 at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Kenneth C. Wheeler,70, of Daniel Shays Highway, who died on April 3, 2016 at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare- campus in Worcester. Members of Orange American Legion Post 172...
BARRE — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at St. Thomas-a-Becket Church in Barre, for Maureen F. (Fleming) Riendeau, 73, of Walnut Hill Road, who died April 2 at The Highlands in Fitchburg. Fr. Jamie Callahan, pastor, officiated. The pall was placed on the...
ATHOL — Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Michael J. Jean, 56, of Daniel Shays Highway, who died April 2, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield after suffering a recent stroke. Rev. Nick Morin of the Mount Grace Community Church of...
DANIEL W. WALKER
ATHOL — Daniel W. Walker, 58 of Athol, died Saturday, March 5, 2016, in the Quabbin Valley Healthcare, Athol. He was born in Athol, on May 8, 1957, the son of the late George and the late Vera (Mitchalak) Walker. Dan grew up in Athol. He owned and operated 3D Landscaping. He enjoyed fishing...
PETERSHAM — Kevin L. Robinson-Parizo, 48, of 355 North Main St., Petersham, died Sunday, April 3, 2016, at home. He was born in Ware on Nov. 16, 1967, the son of the late Robert M. Parizo and Nancy E. (Barrows) Robinson. He graduated from Gardner High School. He worked at GAAMA Workshop in...
Mary J. Bennett
ATHOL — Funeral services for Mary J. (Linde) Bennett, 91, of Athol, were held Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Athol Congregational Church. Rev. Beverly Prestwood-Taylor officiated. The organist was Lais Leal and the soloist was Chuck Berube. A eulogy was given by Mary’s daughter, Cheryl L’Ecuyer,...
ATLANTA, Ga. — Steven P. Labossiere, 28, of Atlanta, Ga., passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Gwinnett County Medical Center, Lawrenceville, Ga., following injuries suffered in an automobile accident on March 16. Steven was born in Gardner on Jan. 31, 1988, the son of Thomas Labossiere and...
ORANGE — Herbert C. Klaiber, 75, of Colonial Acres, East River Street, died on April 1, 2016, at Heywood Hospital in Gardner. Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.

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