Obituaries

ANDERSON, S.C. — Mr. Paul Leroy Starkey, age 86, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, March 17, 2017. Paul was owner of Truck Town in Orange, Mass., and also owner of Memories Antiques. He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Michele Starkey; children, Marigene Jester and...
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Cheryl D. (Holden) Carl, 69, of Jakarta, Indonesia, died Monday, March 20, 2017, from a stroke suffered after a long battle with breast cancer. Cheryl was born Sept. 16, 1947, in Worcester, Mass., and was raised in Hubbardston, Mass., where she served on the Board of Health...
KIRKVILLE, N.Y. — Mernie L. “Tiny” (Buzzell) Baker, formerly of Athol, Mass., passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Elderwood Acute Care Facility in Liverpool.  Mernie was born in Athol on Nov. 13, 1919, to Charles and Altha (Stetson) Buzzell. Mernie married George Baker. She later...
ORANGE — Beverly C. (Terrill) Hubbard, 78, died on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield following an illness. Beverly was born at home in Shelburne Falls on Nov. 4, 1938, the only child of Clyde and Rosella (Parker) Terrill. She graduated from Arms Academy of...
NEW SALEM – Edward A. Bean, 73 of Lyman, Maine, formerly of Athol, died Thursday, March 17, 2017, in New Salem at his daughter’s house surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer. Edward was born on May 16, 1943, in Sheffield, Vt., to John Bean Sr. and Elizabeth (Burden) Bean. He...
ORANGE — Russell A. Blanchard, age 84, died Monday, March 13, 2017, at Heywood Hospital. Russell was born April 28, 1932, in Hinsdale, N.H. He is the son of the late Harold W. and the late Sylvia (Pickett) Blanchard. He grew up in Hinsdale, N.H., and Greenfield, Mass., graduating from...
CALLAWAY, Fla. — Tisha Marie (Boudreau) Merchant, 46, formerly of Athol, passed away Wednesday evening March 8, 2017, with loved ones by her side. She was born Jan. 29, 1971, to Donald J. Boudreau Sr. and Jacqueline Lynch. She was a beloved, wife, mother, daughter, sister and a friend to many....
ATHOL — Rose P. (Brighenti) McGuirk, 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 12, 2017, in the presence of her loving family and the dedicated staff at Leominster Crossings. Born and raised in Athol, Rose was the daughter of Italian immigrants, Anthony and Maria (Boccagni) Brighenti, and lived...
ORANGE — Stanley C. Harris, 86, of West Orange Road, died on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. Born in Orange, Stanley spent most of his life in Orange. He attended Central School and Orange High School. On March 25, 1952, Stanley enlisted in the United States...
Funeral services for Norma M. “Becky” Robichaud were held Monday, March 13, 2017, in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, Orange.  Rev. Edwin Montana, Pastor of Our Lady, officiated. Burial followed in Gethsemane Cemetery. Scott Robichaud gave the eulogy. Bearers were Owen Robichaud, Joseph...

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