• Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Jennie Barrieau

    BALDWINVILLE – Jennie (Scarpa) Barrieau died October 2, 2018, after a long illness. She was born January 4, 1931, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Sardinian immigrants Bernardo Scarpa and Sebastiana Arcadu. She was a member of the former Mother Guild at Sacred Heart Church and a graduate of Gardner High School with the class of 1948. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Roger J. Barrieau (2005) and son Rock Barrieau (2017). She leaves her sons and her daughters in law, Mark & Christine Barrieau of Baldwinville, daughter in law Lynn Barrieau (Rock), of Ashburnham, Matthew Barrieau of Athol, Andrew and Lori Barrieau…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Renée (Cormier) Browne

    LEOMINSTER- Renée Marie (Cormier) Browne, 38, of Roslindale, formerly of Leominster, passed suddenly into the loving arms of Jesus on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Renée was born January 6, 1980, in Worcester, MA. She was the daughter of Raymond and Nancy (Spadafore) Cormier. Renée attended St. Leo’s Elementary School and was a 1998 graduate of St. Bernard’s Central Catholic High School. She earned her undergraduate degree from UMass Boston and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Tufts University’s Museum of Fine Arts School. She received a special recognition award from the UMass Boston school of Art for her unique artistic talent, reflected in the “Reborn in Blue” exhibition that…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Lorraine T. Sergerie

    LEOMINSTER- Lorraine T. (Plouffe) Sergerie, 91, of Leominster, died Monday, September 24, at the Highlands, after an illness. Lorraine was born October 18, 1926, in Leominster, daughter of the late Adelard and Aurore (Scott) Plouffe. She grew up in Leominster and graduated from Leominster High School in 1945. Mrs. Sergerie worked as an operator for New England Telephone from 1946, retiring in 1978 with 32 years of service. Lorraine was a very devoted Catholic at St. Cecilia’s Parish. Her fondest memories growing up and well into adult years were yearly vacations spent at Hampton Beach. Following her retirement, she loved to travel, dine out, playing bingo with her friends, and…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Argentine (Savoie) Brideau

    LEOMINSTER- Argentine (Savoie) Brideau, 88, of Leominster, died Saturday, September 22 at Leominster Hospital. Argentine was born June 2, 1930, in Maltempec, New Brunswick, daughter of the late Georges and Elizabeth (Noël) Savoie and was the youngest and last of 13 children. Mrs. Brideau was primarily a homemaker raising her seven children. She also owned and operated Argentine’s and worked several years in the Admitting department of Leominster Hospital. She was a member of St. Cecilia’s Parish serving as a Eucharistic Minister. Argentine enjoyed golfing, knitting, cooking, and entertaining. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. Her husband of 58 years, J. Robert E. Brideau,…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Bertha L. Landry

    ASHBURNHAM- Bertha L. ( Brennan) Landry, 92 of Ashburnham died Monday, September 24, 2018 peacefully, at her home, with love ones and caregivers by her side after a period of declining health.   She was born on August 14, 1926 in Ashburnham, and was one of 10 siblings. She was raised by her mother Eda Stafford Brennan and her Aunt Min Versaille  after her father William Brennan Sr. left the family in 1933.   Bertha’s siblings include William “Billy” Brennan, Rita Bacon, Leonard Brennan, Thelma Finn, Barbara Poitras, Paul Brennan, Robert “Bobby” Brennan, George Lashua and Janice Harling. She was the last of her siblings to pass away, and was…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Mrs. Shirley J. Kelley

    ATHOL – Shirley Jane Kelley, 81 of Athol, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018 in Quabbin Valley Healthcare, Athol. Shirley was born on April 30, 1937 in Athol to the late Russell Armitage and the late Hazel (Worrell) Armitage. Shirley grew up in Athol and graduated from Athol High School with the Class of 1955. She worked for the Athol-Royalston School District in the Cafeteria at Riverbend School and then as a secretary at Starrett Tool Company, retiring in 1999. She was a member of the Athol Golden Agers, AARP and the Athol Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, knitting and spending time with her family and friends, traveling, dancing, walking…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Mr. Allen R. Drury

    ORANGE – Allen R. “Sam” Drury, 77 of Orange, formerly of Athol, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Bay State Medical Center, Springfield. He was born on July 21, 1941 in Winchendon to the late Leroy Drury and the late Evelyn (Jones) Drury. He grew up in Templeton and attended Templeton schools. Sam worked for Eastern Furniture in Athol, Lilly Chemical in Gardner and most recently the L. S. Starrett Toll Company in Athol. He also worked at the Candlelight in Templeton. In his younger years, he enjoyed playing softball. He loved to listen to the Boston Red Sox on the radio and playing cards. Sam is survived by…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Barbara A. (Ward) Coburn

    Barbara A. (Ward) Coburn 1941-2018 On September 18, 2018, Heaven became a little sweeter as mom stepped into eternity. Barbara Coburn 77, recently of Orange, MA was born Barbara Ann Ward to Elsie (Gordon) and William Ward on August 15, 1941 in Monmouth, ME. She married her knight in shining armor Clayton E. Coburn of Sabattus, ME on July 22, 1962. They were happily married for 42 years, during which time they raised 3 children. She served the Lord and the community faithfully at South Lewiston Baptist Church as Daycare Director for 15 years, where she was affectionately known to hundreds of children and parents as “Aunt Barbara.” During the…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Mrs. Johanna M. Sand

    Gardner – Johanna Mary (Pfersich) Sand passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in the Gardner Rehab Center, Gardner, MA. She grew up in Gardner, graduating from Gardner High School in 1966. She continued her education at Mount Wachusett Community College and Burbank Hospital School of Radiology Technology. Johanna was employed by Heywood Hospital for forty-six years as a Radiology Technician, retiring in September of 2015. She was a member of Holy Spirit Church in Gardner and enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren. Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 1-3pm at Mack Funeral Home, Lamoureux-Smith & Poliks Chapel, 105 Central St. Gardner. A…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Mrs. Irene Lucy Fucile

    Gardner- Irene L. Fucile, 93, died peacefully on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Wachusett Manor in Gardner with her family by her side. She was born in Gardner on November 24, 1924 to the late Adam and Sophie (Borkowski) Ruckey. After graduating from Gardner High School with the class of 1942, she worked for many years at local businesses as an upholsterer. She was employed by the former Gardner Craftsman, and she was a Rush Seater at the former Nichols and Stone Company in Gardner for many years before her retirement. Irene was a life member of St. Joseph church in Gardner, and was a member of the Polish…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Arthur J. Yeblon

    ATHOL – Arthur J. Yeblon, 90 of Athol passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Quabbin Valley Healthcare, Athol. Arthur was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 20, 1927, the son of the late Benjamin Roth and the late Evelyn (Schiller) Roth. Arthur graduated from James Madison High School and went on to attend the Art Student League in Manahttan. He studied art in Paris and Italy. He spent his life painting and creating art. Arthur is survived by two sisters: Harriet Roth and her husband El of FL, Elaine Sachs of GA; three nieces: Bonnie Friegood of GA, Andrea Deutsch of FL, Barbara Nathanson of MA, one nephew:…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Stanley Koczan

    GARDNER- Stanley Koczan, 95, of Gardner, died peacefully Monday, September 10, after a short illness. Stanley was born January 29, 1923, in Gardner, son of the late Alexander and Rozalia (Mozdze) Koczan, and has lived in Gardner all his life. He attended Boys Trade School in Worcester. He began his career at Heywood Wakefield before being drafted in to the Army. He was a proud veteran of WWII. After basic training, he was sent to North Africa with the task of overseeing a POW camp. When he returned to Europe, he was stationed in the Third Army as an MP, part of the battalion assigned to protect General George Patton,…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Steven A. Nault

    ATHOL- Steven A. Nault, 52, of Athol, died Sunday, September 2, from injuries sustained in a car accident. Steven was born December 3, 1965, in Athol, son of Norman A. Nault Jr. and Sharon (Lupien) Nault. Steven served in the U. S. Navy earning the Battle “E” Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. He leaves his mother, Sharon Nault; his father and stepmother, Norman and Susan Nault Jr.; one sister, Christine Devarney; one brother, David Nault; several other extended family members. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, September 15 from 1pm-4pm at the Tully CCC, 365 Tully Rd., Orange. Burial with military honors will…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Gunhild Catherine Szymakowski

    Gunhild “Gunny” Catherine (Sund) Szymakowski, 95, of Gardner passed away peacefully in her bed on September 6, 2018. Born in Gardner on September 28, 1922, she was the daughter of Arvid and Anna Sund and lived most of her life in Baldwinville, MA. She is survived by her three daughters, Sally Swan and her husband Wesley of Athol, MA, Susan Davidson of Ft. Pierce, FL, and Mary Schonborg and her husband Barry of Westminster, MA; her brother John Sund and his wife Marion; her sister in law Josephine Ruckey; and her brother in law Bronislaw Kuprewicz. She was predeceased by her husband Stanley Szymakowski; her son Stanley Szymakowski Jr; two…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Loretta R. Arsenault

    Athol – Loretta R. (Kirby) Arsenault, 91, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 at Quabbin Valley Health Care. Services are private. Mack Family Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd. Orange is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Mr. Donald J Cormier

    GARDNER- Donald J. Cormier, 93, of Gardner, died Tuesday September 4, after an illness. Mr. Cormier was born March 12, 1925, in Gardner, son of the late Dosithe and Emma (Melanson) Cormier. He attended Gardner schools. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of WWII serving as a Radioman on the USS Barnegat. He earned the WWII Victory Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal, and the American Theater Medal. He was a member of the Gardner VFW, the Lions Club, the AARP, and the PACC in Gardner. Mr. Cormier was a member and lector at Sacred Heart Church. He enjoyed traveling, especially to England, Alaska, Scotland, and Florida. He loved…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Hannelore B. (Grinda) Coon

    ATHOL – Hannelore B. (Grinda) Coon, 78 of Athol passed away at UMass Memorial Hospital – University Campus on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen St., Winchendon, MA. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com Mack Family Funeral Homes – Fiske-Murphy & Mack Chapel, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange is assisting with arrangements.

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Mamie Sweeney

    Mamie Teittinen-Sweeney, 92, of East Templeton, passed away peacefully in her home on September 1, 2018. The Life of Mamie Teittinen-Sweeney: She was born August 7, 1926 in Gardner, MA. She was educated in local schools and graduated from Templeton High School in 1944, serving as Vice President of her Senior Class. She was a graduate of Fitchburg State Teachers College earning a Bachelors of Science in Education. She taught Grade 5 in Sterling, MA until she returned to East Templeton to teach Grade 4. She married Bob Sweeney in 1949, but waited 10 years to have children so she could continue teaching. After taking 12 years off to raise…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Anelia "Nellie" Grucan

    Gardner- Anelia "Nellie" Grucan, 90, passed away Saturday morning after a brief illness. She was born in Gardner on February 12, 1928, the daughter of the late John and Agnes (Jezulin) Kukienis, both immigrants of Lithuania. Nellie attended Gardner High School, graduating with the class of 1946. She worked as a bookkeeper for Mount Wachusett Community College for many years, retiring in 1986. After her retirement she had the great joy of helping to raise her beloved grandchildren. Nellie’s family was always first and foremost. She treasured her lifelong friends as well. And she always loved to share her family history, Lithuanian heritage and Catholic faith. Nellie had an agile,…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Diane L. (Toppi) Conroy

    HUBBARDSTON- Diane L. (Toppi) Conroy, 67, of Hubbardston, died Wednesday, August 29, at Heywood Hospital. She was born November 18, 1950, daughter of the late John A. and Geraldine T. (Atherton) Toppi. She graduated from Cambridge Latin High School in 1969, and attended Worcester State and the Wilson School of Phlebotomy. She worked at Data General/EMC for 23 years and for U.S. Labs in Marlborough as a traveling phlebotomist for 18 months. Diane was a member of the Hubbardston Senior Center and enjoyed crocheting, doodling while on the phone, spending time with her grandchildren and taking trips to nowhere with them, crossword puzzles, baking, shopping, and being with her great…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Mr. Donald S Lawson

    GARDNER- Donald S. Lawson, Jr., 69, of Gardner, died Wednesday, August 29, in his home, after a long illness. Donald was born April 17, 1949, in Lowell, son of the late Donald S. Lawson, Sr. and Irene G. (Nelson) Lawson. He was a graduate of Gardner High School, Mount Wachusett Community College, and Lesley University. Donald was a computer analyst starting at Digital and continuing with Compaq and Hewlett-Packard. He also worked in Human Resources for UMass Medical School for a short time. He was a sports enthusiast, especially the Red Sox. He also loved the ocean and boating. Donald was an integral part of the Gardner Junior Team Tennis.…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Joseph F. Maga

    ATHOL – Joseph F. Maga, 63 of Athol, died Wednesday, August 29, 2018 in UMass Memorial Heathcare – Memorial Campus, Worcester. He was born in Athol, on January 6, 1955, the son of the late Joseph G.and the late Marguerite A. (Aguda) Maga. He grew up in Athol and graduated from Athol High School with the class of 1973. He graduated from Worcester State College with a degree in Education and went on to receive his Masters Degree in Education from Worcester State College. Joe was a teacher and administrator in the Quabbin Regional School District for 25 years, retiring in 2005. Because of his love for this community, Joe…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    James J Pratt

    GARDNER- James J. Pratt, Sr., 63, of Gardner, died Monday, August 27, in the VA Medical Center, West Roxbury, after an illness. James was born March 25, 1955, in Gardner, son of the late Joseph and Gloria (Gerrard) Pratt. He attended Gardner and Templeton schools. James served in the U.S. Army. He was an independent truck driver for many years. James was a talented handy-man and mechanic, coming to the aid of anyone who needed help. He leaves his son, James J. Pratt, Jr. and his wife, Miranda of Athol; his grandchildren, Noah, Dawson, and Breanna; his siblings, Robert Pratt and his wife, Doris of Gardner, Sandra Prouty and her…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Gregory Louis Peters

    Gregory Louis Peters, 30, of Westminster, MA passed away on August 23, 2018. He was born on February 15, 1988 in Fitchburg, MA the son of Lee & Joan (Chartrand) Peters. He attended Royalston and Athol schools with the Class of 2006. Greg lived and worked in the area his entire life, most recently working for Firefly Farm in Harvard, MA. Gregory loved his family more than anything and most of all cherished his two children, Hadley Anne and Nolan Reed. He always had a playful spirit and love of the outdoors, which he shared with his children. He could be found most days playing, swimming, fishing or just goofing…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Rita J. Newton

    ATHOL – Mrs. Rita J. (Šeškas) Newton, of Athol passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends on Friday, August, 24, 2018 at the age of 89. Rita was born on October 6, 1928 and was a lifelong resident of Athol. She was the only child of the late Juozapas and Amelia (Makštelaitė) Šeškas and the beloved wife of the late Theodore (Ted) H. Newton Jr. She is the loving mother of Joseph Newton and his wife Sharon of Athol, Christine Wilson and her husband Barry Meehan of Orange, and Daniel Newton and his husband Christopher Flynn of Boston. She is also survived by her son-in-law Michael Christiansen of…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Bernard J. Bevis

    ATHOL- Bernard J. Bevis, 67, of Athol, died Thursday, August 23, in his home, after an illness. Bernard was born July 26, 1951, in Athol, son of Mary (Battani) Bevis and the late Merley Bevis and has lived in Athol all his life. He graduated from Athol High School in 1969. Mr. Bevis worked as a direct care provider for the MA Department of Developmental Disabilities. He had previously worked at S. Bent in Gardner and as a security guard at the former Sheraton and Searstown Mall, both in Leominster. Bernard loved nature, animals, especially dogs, fishing, and camping in his younger years. He had an appreciation of the little…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Heather Marie Gowey

    ORANGE- Heather Marie Gowey, 31, of Orange, died Thursday, August 9. Heather was born August 26, 1986, in Leominster, daughter of Donna M. Cutler and the late Dean A. Gowey, Sr. Heather had worked for A-1 Pizza in Northampton, Wilson’s Department Store in Greenfield, and Walmart in Orange. She enjoyed drawing, coloring, caring for her nieces and nephews, dancing, and fishing. Besides her mother, Donna M. Cutler of Leominster, she leaves her husband, Robert Davis; one son, Cayleb Johnson; three daughters, Mya Gowey, Kiara Cruz, and Natalia Cruz; five brothers, Eric, Adam, Mathew, and Timothy Scott, and Dean Gowey, Jr.; four sisters, Tamra, Ashley, and Chelsie Gowey, and Michaela Poirier;…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    John W. Mazialnik

    ATHOL- John W. Mazialnik, 55, of Athol, died Tuesday, August 21, at UMass Medical Center. John was born May 21, 1963, in Athol, son of the late Ladzy and Helen (Ambrose) Mazialnik. He grew up in Athol and lived in Colorado for 17 years before returning to Athol. John worked at L.S. Starrett and enjoyed spending time at Hampton Beach. He leaves two sons, Matt and Joe Arce; three brothers, William, Michael, and Robert Mazialnik; one sister, Karen Bachelder; three nephews, Eric and Adam Mazialnik, and Charles Bachelder. The funeral Mass will be held Monday, August 27, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Francis Church, 101 Main St., Athol. Everyone attending…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Journye Dominic Eady

    ATHOL – Journye Dominic, A Beautiful baby girl earned her Angel Wings too early on the morning of August 14th. During her 15 short days here on earth she touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends, her life was a brief gift to us that will live on as she left footprints on all of our hearts. Our Journye has big beautiful brown eyes that felt like she could look right into your soul. She has a head full of silky jet black hair. She would always alert us that it was time to eat with her one of a kind squeak that earned her the…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Dorothy H Hiscock

    Phillipston – Dorothy Hope (Smith) Hiscock, 88, of Okeechobee, FL passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Born on January 19, 1930 in Phillipston, MA to Frederick W. Smith and Lena E. (Dunican) Smith, Dorothy grew up and lived in Phillipston for sixty years and has resided in Florida since 1990. She was a homemaker and had also worked in factories for several years including the Union Twist Drill for seventeen years. Dorothy attended the New Testament Baptist Church of Okeechobee, FL, was a member of the Ladies Auxillary of the American Legion Unit #64, and served as president and secretary during her membership. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, crocheting, making…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Alan S. Fitzgerald

    Gardner- Alan S. Fitzgerald, 78, of 229 Brookside Drive, died Friday, August 17, 2018 at home. He was born in Ayer on April 11, 1940, son of the late Henry S. and Delia (Labbe) Fitzgerald. Alan was a stone mason by trade, and was the owner of Fitzgerald & Day Inc. in Gardner. He enjoyed racing cars and sport fishing in Costa Rica and the Florida Keys. He leaves his wife of 43 years, Barbara L. (Day) Fitzgerald; one daughter: Tammy Fitzgerald of Athol; one grandson: Damien A. Fitzgerald of Leominster, who he raised as a son; three step daughters: Samalantha Henchey of Westminster, Kim Riccuitti of Ashburnham, Karen Jodrey…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Marcelle A. Stuart

    GARDNER- Marcelle A. (Nash) Stuart, 98 of Gardner died Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Heywood Hospital. She was born October 22, 1919 in Baldwinville the daughter of Robert Nash and Anne Marie (Tephany) Nash. She grew up in Baldwinville and lived there all of her life until moving to Gardner 23 years ago. She attended the University of Paris and Baypath Institute in Springfield where she received a degree in bookkeeping. Marcelle traveled extensively with her husband George, was fond of the outdoors, and loved to watch the sky day and night. Her passion was gardening and her love of flowers was evident in and around her home. She enjoyed…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Edward M. Vigeant

    ATHOL – Edward M. Vigeant, 75, of Athol passed away Thursday, August 16, at Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, Gardner. Edward was born in Worcester on December 23, 1942 to the late Edward W. Vigeant and the late Lucille (Lucier) Vigeant. He grew up in Worcester, graduating from Holy Name High School in 1960. He joined the Navy one month later and served during the Vietnam War – the second best choice of his life. He attended Mass Radio School and during that time he met Dolores and married her 2 years later in 1966 – and that was the best choice of his life. He worked for Raytheon, Sprague Electric…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Joseph P. Puchalsky

    ATHOL- Joseph Peter Puchalsky, 79, of Athol, died Wednesday, August 15, in Athol Memorial Hospital. Joe was born June 29, 1939, in Ware, son of the late Henry J. and Anne C. (Wilkauski) Puchalsky. He grew up in Barre and attended Barre schools. Joe worked for B & M Railroad for 10 years before working at L. S. Starrett in security until his retirement. After his retirement, he worked his vegetable stand until his death. Joe enjoyed all the New England sports teams. He enjoyed rousing conversations with anyone about sports or politics which he truly enjoyed and appreciated. The Country Store was where he would often be found hanging…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Linda Keefe

    Athol – Linda J. Keefe, 73, passed away on August 10, 2018. She was born in Norwood, MA on January 13, 1945. The daughter of Dr. Fred Keefe and Cynthia S. (Robbins) Keefe. She attended high school in Waverly, NY and graduated in 1964. Linda loved to read and create gardens at her home, and playing with her granddaughters and great granddaughters. She is predeceased by her brother in-law Russell Stockwell and a great granddaughter, Jayla Beckford. She leaves this world in which she enjoyed many years, 34 years, with her partner, Joe Farrell Jr. She also leaves behind her sister, Sandra Stockwell of Orleans, MA, twin brother; Douglas R.…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Mrs. Joan M Dahl

    Gainesville – Joan Maureen (Cossidente) Dahl, previously of Inverness, FL and Ashburnham, MA, passed away on August 8, 2018. She was born on February 3,1933 to Ralph J. Cossidente & Elizabeth (Wolf) Cossidente in New York, New York. Joan grew up in Queens, New York City and attended Hunter College, majoring in Home Economics. She worked, at various times, for the Census Bureau as a supervisor and the US Army Corps of Engineers, and as a Social Survey Worker for the University of Michigan. Joan was married to Carl E. Dahl for almost 50 years, until his passing in 2004. Joan was a member of the Patriot Daylily Society and…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Deborah A. Lepkowski

    GARDNER – Deborah Ann Lepkowski, 57, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Marshwood Center rehab facility in Lewiston, Maine on July 27, 2018. Born in Gardner on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1960, she graduated from Gardner High School and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Springfield College. Following graduation, Deb taught high school biology, chemistry, and math at Murdock High School in Winchendon and Morse High School in Maine and received major awards in teaching. She brought joy and enthusiasm to her students while sharing her knowledge with them. During the last few years, she brought that joy in caring for the elderly and animals. Deb enjoyed…

  • Athol,  Gardner,  Leominster,  Orange

    Harry C. Miller

    ATHOL- Harry C. Miller, 67, died peacefully on his boat at lower Naukeag Lake in Ashburnham on Friday, August 10th. Harry was the son of the late Kenneth and Ruth (Barnes) Miller. He was born and raised in Athol, graduating from Athol High School in 1968. While he was in high school, he was a member of the 1967-1968 Worcester County All-Star football team. He attended Mount Wachusett Community College after High School. Harry was an electrician by trade, and was employed by the Starrett Tool Company for 38 years as an electrician. He was a member of the Elks, and the Petersham Gun Club. He enjoyed boating, hunting for…