Obituaries

KITTERY, Maine — Lucille (Dame) Sullivan, died peacefully on Jan. 1, 2016, at 100 years of age. Lucille was born in Athol on Jan. 9, 1915. She married Frederick Dame in 1940, and together they lived in 13 states and spent three years in Japan. She became fluent in Japanese and taught English to...
DONALD W. HAGER
ATHOL — Funeral services for Donald W. Hager, 89, were held Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in the Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home. Rev. Mark Bariloni officiated. Words of remembrance were shared by grandson Gregory Hager, granddaughter Elizabeth Hager, Dawn Maroni, Joan Hager, Dick Truehart and John Hager...
ORANGE — Funeral services were held on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at the North New Salem Congregational Church for Russell D. “Mike” Cox, 96, formerly of Logan Avenue, who died Jan. 8 at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. The Rev. Edward T. Boren officiated and Janet Boren was the pianist. The...
Edna Thomson
PETERSHAM — Funeral services for Edna A. (Flagg) Thomson, 90, were held Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at the Athol-Orange Baptist Church, with Rev. Mark Bariloni officiating. Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main St., Athol, directed arrangements. PETERSHAM — Edna A. (Flagg) Thomson, age 90,...
MARILYN L. CUNNINGHAM
ERVING — Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Marilyn L. (Lemire)(Dupell) Cunningham, 87, of High Street, who died Saturday, Jan. 9. Deacon Joe Bucci officiated with words of remembrance offered by family members. The eulogy was read by...
BERNARD LEPOER JR.
PETERSHAM — Funeral services with Army honors were held for Bernard “Shaw” LePoer Jr., on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, Orange. Ellen Stowers officiated. Several family members and friends shared remembrances of Shaw. A fellowship was held following the...
ATHOL — Funeral services for Robert P. Rhodes, 72, of Athol, who died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, were held Saturday, Jan. 9, in Our Lady Immaculate Church, Athol. Rev. Francis Roberge officiated. The organist was Terry Parker and the soloist was Liz Hume. His sons, Robert S. Rhodes and Micheal J....
LEON J. ZLOTNIK
GARDNER — Leon J. Zlotnik, 91, died surrounded by his wife and daughters Jan. 9, 2016, at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Memorial Campus in Worcester after a short illness. He was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Templeton, son of the late Antoni and Wiklonia (Ropicko) Zlotnik. He attended Gardner High...
EDWARD A. DIEMAND
WENDELL — Edward “Eddie” Albert Diemand, 63, of Wendell died Jan. 8, 2016, at his home following a short illness. Eddie was born in Montague on July 1, 1952, to the late Albert and Elsie Diemand. He leaves his two children, Eddie J. Diemand, of Wendell, and Michelle Diemand of Orange. He is also...
ORANGE — Raymond Warren Smith, 79, died peacefully in his home early on Jan. 6, 2016, with his family at his side.  He is preceded in death by the love of his life, Carol A. (Fournier) Smith. For more than half a century, Ray and Carol built a rich life together that was centered on raising...

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