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Douglas C. "Holly" Woods Jr.


PHILLIPSTON- Douglas “Holly” Coleman Woods, Jr., age 57 of Phillipston, MA passed away from a prolonged illness of metastatic esophageal cancer on 28 June 2024 at his residence while under the care of Beacon hospice.Douglas was born on 25 Oct 1966 in Wilmington, Ohio to Douglas Coleman Woods, Sr., and Judith Elaine (Sova).He graduated from Howland High school in Warren, Ohio and immediately entered the United States Air Force, where he continued to serve his country for 21...

PHILLIPSTON- Douglas “Holly” Coleman Woods, Jr., age 57 of Phillipston, MA passed away from a prolonged illness of metastatic esophageal cancer on 28 June 2024 at his residence while...

James A. Berry


ORANGE- James A. Berry, 76, of Eagleville Road, died Wednesday evening, June 26, 2024 at Fitchburg Healthcare.Born in Greenfield on May 25, 1948, he was the son of James E. Berry and Eunice E. (Taylor) Berry and grew up in Greenfield.At age 17, James enlisted into the United States Army on July 26, 1965 and served in Vietnam following training at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina. He was honorably discharged on January 30, 1969.In 1969, James married Rose (LePan) and enjoyed over 40 years of...

ORANGE- James A. Berry, 76, of Eagleville Road, died Wednesday evening, June 26, 2024 at Fitchburg Healthcare.Born in Greenfield on May 25, 1948, he was the son of James E. Berry and Eunice E....

Glenda P. (Howe) Ledoux


ORANGE- Glenda P. (Howe) Ledoux, 74, passed away on June 25, 2024 after battling metastatic cancer.She was born January 10, 1950 in Concord, New Hampshire, daughter of Fredrick W. Howe Sr. and Pearl E. (Ham) Howe, and step mother Janet (Hewey).Glenda worked in Brattleboro, Vermont and Erving Paper Mills for 18 ½ years, then went to work at Quabbin Valley Healthcare Center in Athol for 24 ½ years as a laundry aide.She enjoyed sewing, doing plastic canvas, making puzzles,...

ORANGE- Glenda P. (Howe) Ledoux, 74, passed away on June 25, 2024 after battling metastatic cancer.She was born January 10, 1950 in Concord, New Hampshire, daughter of Fredrick W. Howe Sr. and...

Gene F. Cloutier Sr.


ORANGE- Gene F. Cloutier Sr., 66, of Roche Avenue, died peacefully at home on Sunday afternoon, June 23, 2024 following an illness, with family at his side.Born in Winchendon on January 18, 1958, he was the son of Wilfred and Virginia (Harris) Cloutier and grew up in South Royalston, graduating from Athol High School in the class of 1976.Gene married Beth (Peterson) in 1978 and they have enjoyed 45 years of marriage and raising a family.Gene had worked for his father at Boy’s...

ORANGE- Gene F. Cloutier Sr., 66, of Roche Avenue, died peacefully at home on Sunday afternoon, June 23, 2024 following an illness, with family at his side.Born in Winchendon on January 18,...

Joyce A. (Patterson) Dorow


ATHOL- Joyce A. (Patterson) Dorow, 83, of Chestnut Hill Avenue, died early Tuesday morning, June 18, 2024 at Heywood Hospital in Gardner.Born in Keene, New Hampshire on April 18, 1941, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Loretta Patterson and grew up in Keene, moving to Massachusetts as a teenager. She graduated from Orange High School.In 1963, Joyce married her sweetheart, Arthur L. Dorow, and they have enjoyed over 50 years of marriage.Joyce had worked for the Sisters of the...

ATHOL- Joyce A. (Patterson) Dorow, 83, of Chestnut Hill Avenue, died early Tuesday morning, June 18, 2024 at Heywood Hospital in Gardner.Born in Keene, New Hampshire on April 18, 1941, she was...

Roy P. Nilson


PETERSHAM- Roy Paul Nilson of Petersham, Massachusetts, aged 77, died peacefully at his son's home on Father's Day, June 16, 2024, surrounded by family and loved ones.He is survived by his children, grandchildren, and many loving friends.Roy had a long and rich career, during the first 30 years of which he served as a journalist, editor and systems analyst for the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. In 1975, he received the annual Master Reporter award from the New England...

PETERSHAM- Roy Paul Nilson of Petersham, Massachusetts, aged 77, died peacefully at his son's home on Father's Day, June 16, 2024, surrounded by family and loved ones.He is...

Michael A. Sinclair


ORANGE- Michael A. Sinclair, 64, of Daniel Shays Highway, passed away due to complications from recent surgery to help him with his cancer fight, on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester. Mike had fought a courageous battle since being recently diagnosed with lung cancer.Born in Athol on April 27, 1960, he was the son of William and Joyce (Bevis) Sinclair and grew up in Athol, attending Athol schools and graduating from Athol High School in 1978.Mike had worked on...

ORANGE- Michael A. Sinclair, 64, of Daniel Shays Highway, passed away due to complications from recent surgery to help him with his cancer fight, on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at St. Vincent Hospital...

Richard A. Cook


ORANGE- Richard A. “Dickie” Cook, 66, of Orange, MA and formerly of Lowell, MA, beloved father and grandfather, died Friday evening, June 14, 2024 at Charlene Manor in Greenfield, surrounded by loved ones.Born in Lowell on November 23, 1957, he was the son of Leon and Marian (Weart) Cook and graduated from the Greater Lowell Vocational School where he had played on the football team.Dickie was employed for 20 years at Ceric Fabrication and had previously worked for...

ORANGE- Richard A. “Dickie” Cook, 66, of Orange, MA and formerly of Lowell, MA, beloved father and grandfather, died Friday evening, June 14, 2024 at Charlene Manor in Greenfield,...

Thomas A. Barnes


ORANGE- Thomas A. Barnes, 79, of Prentiss Street, died peacefully at home early Wednesday morning, June 12, 2024 following an illness, with his wife at his side.Born in Greenfield on July 24, 1944, he was the son of Bernard and Thelma M. (Richardson) Barnes and started his life living in Northfield before his family moved to Orange. He graduated Tech School in 1962.In 1984, Thomas married Sherry (Recos) and have enjoyed 40 years of marriage.Thomas worked a few years in...

ORANGE- Thomas A. Barnes, 79, of Prentiss Street, died peacefully at home early Wednesday morning, June 12, 2024 following an illness, with his wife at his side.Born in Greenfield on July 24,...

Ernest P. Buccaroni


ATHOL- Ernest P. Buccaroni, 87, of Roosevelt Aveue, died Wednesday evening, June 12, 2024 at Heywood Hospital in Gardner.Born on November 23, 1936 in Bronx, New York, he was the son of Ernesto and Josephine (Pangaro) Buccaroni and grew up in New York, moving to Massachusetts at age 29.Ernest earned several degrees as a Fireman Engineer from Lowell University and Worcester State.In 1992, Ernest married Katherine (Napier) and he and his “Little Kathy” enjoyed 32 years of...

ATHOL- Ernest P. Buccaroni, 87, of Roosevelt Aveue, died Wednesday evening, June 12, 2024 at Heywood Hospital in Gardner.Born on November 23, 1936 in Bronx, New York, he was the son of Ernesto...

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