Obituaries

JOYCE R. BOUCHER
BOOKINGS, S.D. — Joyce Ruth Boucher, age 73, of Brookings, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at the Brookings Hospital. Joyce’s wish was to donate her body for medical research. Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 18, at Eidsness Funeral Home, 1617 Orchard Dr.  Joyce was born Jan. 1,...
ATHOL — William Donald “Bill” Qualters, 91, formerly of 147 Lincoln Ave., Athol, died Dec. 14, 2015, at the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke.  He was born April 10, 1924, in Athol and until recently always made his home in Athol. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Connie (Kelton) Qualters, to...
ATHOL/BARRE — Richard T. “Rocky” Dral, 72, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus surrounded by his family. Richard suffered from Parkinson’s Disease for 11 years and remained at home until the last two years when he received care at...
ATHOL — Funeral services with military honors were held on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon for Jeans Lewis, 59, of Beacon Street, who died Nov. 28, 2015, at home following an illness. The Rev. Don Erickson of the Community Church of North...
JONATHAN R. CASTINE
ATHOL — Jonathan R. “Jon” Castine, 30, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. Born in Greenfield on Nov. 7, 1985 he was a son of Jeffrey Castine and Patricia (Lego) and grew up in the Athol and Orange area. Jon was working as a foreman for Pan Am Railways and had previously worked in construction. Jon...
JANE E. CHERICHETTI
ATHOL — Funeral services were held on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Jane E. (York) Cherichetti, 75, of Philip Road, who died Dec. 6, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. The Rev. Beverly Prestwood-Taylor of the Athol Congregational Church officiated. Words of...
EDITH R. GRISCOM
ATHOL — Edith Rapallo Griscom, 88, went to her eternal home on Dec. 3, 2015, from the Athol Hospital, after an illness that had brought her from her home in Westford to the home of her daughter Julia. Edith died as she lived: with flourishes of humor, deep faith and unconventional anonymity....
PHYLLIS M. SHAW
ATHOL — Funeral services for Phyllis M. Shaw, 97, of Athol, were held Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at the Athol-Orange Baptist Church. Rev. Mark Bariloni officiated. A eulogy was given by Phyllis’s son, Gordon Shaw. The bearers were Abby Willard, Dean Engel, Devin Willard, Carl Nawotny, Rob Willard...
FORTH WORTH, Texas — Fonnie K. Hannah, 62, of Forth Worth, passed away on Nov. 4, 2015. She was born in Athol on March 28, 1953, to Lucille (Rathburn) Platt and Ronald Lewis. She is survived by her daughters, Kari Martin, Renae Cobb, Lynn McConnell and Maranda Moore; grandchildren, Tyson Davis...
NORMA F. YOUNG
ATHOL- A graveside service for Norma Fay Young, 83, of Athol were held Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 at Silver Lake Cemetery. Ernie West officiated. The bearers were Guy Bezio, David Lanfair and Fred Kempton. Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main Street, Athol, directed arrangements.   Norma Fay...

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