Obituaries

ATHOL — A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday morning, Feb. 18, 2017, at Our Lady Immaculate Church in Athol for H. Thomas Colo, 87, former state representative and local business entrepreneur, who died Feb. 1, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol.  Fr. Edwin Montana officiated and...
ORANGE — Funeral services for May E. Deyo, 97, of Orange, were held Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at St. Mary’s Church.  Fr. Peter Naranjo and Deacon Joe Bucci officiated. Prayers were offered by the St. Mary’s Women’s Club. Burial followed in South Cemetery. The bearers were Donald Piragis, Richard...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Daniel Paul Duda, age 61, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, Nev., after a period of declining health. Born March 12, 1955, in Brattleboro, Vt., to Dominick Paul Duda and Marilyn Ruth (Whitney) Duda, he grew up in Greenfield,...
MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Severin Edward “Ed” Anderson, age 91, of Mt. Airy, N.C., passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at the Woltz Hospice Home.  Anderson was born in Petersham, Mass., on Sept. 30, 1925, to Severin and Louise Venica Anderson. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy...
PETERSHAM — Richard E. Kimball, age 92, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Fitchburg Gardens.   Richard was born June 23, 1924, in Newton. He is the son of the late Gordon and the late Lillian Kimball. Richard moved to Athol with his family at an early age and graduated from New Salem Academy....
CHANDLER, Ariz. — Our beloved mother Anne P. (Manewich) Austin, formerly of Athol, Mass., passed away on Feb. 10, 2017, in Arizona. She was the daughter of Joseph and Eileen Manewich of Athol. Anne is survived by three sons, John Austin of Dayton, Ohio, Mark Austin of Santa Monica, Calif., and...
ATHOL — James “Stogie” Young, 93, of Athol, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at Baldwinville Skilled Nursing Center in Baldwinville. He was born Dec. 19, 1923, in Chatham, New Brunswick, son of the late James M. and Constance (Stewart) Young. He graduated from Athol High School in 1942. He served in...
ATHOL — Nancy (Ward) Gray, 92, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Born Sept. 15, 1924, in Athol, she was the daughter of Ralph and Margaret (Hill) Ward. She was a lifetime resident of Athol. Nancy was employed as a nurse at area nursing homes, prior to joining Athol Memorial Hospital as a...
FITCHBURG — Maureen Claire Coleman, age 62, died on Feb. 12, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Vicksburg, Mich., on April 18, 1954, a daughter of the late Robert C. and Rita T. Coleman of Lunenburg. She was a loving sister of Robert J. Coleman and wife Page Ann of...
TEQUESTA, Fla. — John H. Preston passed away on Sept. 30, 2016, at his home in Tequesta, Fla. He was born in Athol, Mass., on Aug. 23, 1942, son of Steven and Elizabeth Higgins Preston. He is survived by his sisters, Elizabeth Preston Rondeau of Grafton, Mass., and Martha Preston Sipe of...

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