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Ashburnham Isabell Allen 1931 — 2022 Isabell (Beaton) Allen, 90, of Ashburnham and formerly of Quincy and Braintree, died peacefully Wednesday morning, February 23, 2022 in Pope Nursing Home, Weymouth, with her family at her side. She was born in Boston on May 28,1931 daughter of the late Roland and Annie Jane Beaton. She graduated from Roxbury Memorial High School in Boston. A woman of very strong Christian faith, Isabell was a devoted member of Fort Square Church of Quincy and Peoples Church in Ashburnham. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family. She was devoted to caring for her family especially for her 11 grandchildren. She also enjoyed sewing and crocheting and hosting family gatherings. Her... Phillipston, Massachusetts Ronald L. Mustakangas 2022 Ronald L. Mustakangas, 80, of Phillipston, passed away peacefully Monday, January 24, 2022 in Athol Memorial Hospital, Athol. He was born in Phillipston on November 1, 1941, son of the late Eugene and Jennie (Skon) Mustakangas and was a lifelong resident of Phillipston. In the early 70's, Ron started his business, Queen Lake Auto Repair in Phillipston. For 50 years, you could always find him in his garage with his blue work shirt and blue jeans on, his dog by his side, old country or the Boston Red Sox on the radio. He always wore a smile and had a story for his friends. He especially enjoyed time with his family and friends. He leaves his wife of 59 years, Dolores (Caron)... Springfield Kendall D Rice 1939 — 2022 Kendall D. (Coach) Rice, 82, of Springfield ???and a former longtime resident of Winchendon, died peacefully at his residence Tuesday morning, January 4, 2022, with his family at his side. He was born in Winchendon on March 29,1939, son of the late Rupert A. and Althea R. (Davis) Rice and had lived in Springfield since 2014, returning to this area from Bradenton, FL. Ken was born into the Rice Family and deeply valued his historical roots in Winchendon. Ken followed his elder sister, Althea, to Georgia to attend high school at Baker High School and college at Piedmont University. As a driven athlete, he was a member of championship teams both at the high school and collegiate level. Ken... Winchendon, Massachusetts James D Conway 1943 — 2021 James D. Conway, 78, of Winchendon MA, died unexpectedly Friday evening, December 10, 2021 in Athol Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born in Hartford, CT on November 23, 1943, son of the late Thomas V. and Josephine (Sartori) Conway and grew up in Windsor Locks. Jim was a graduate of Albert I. Prince Regional Vocational Technical School in Hartford. A printer by trade, Jim later worked in sales and eventually became an over the road truck driver. He drove for many years for Land Air Express in Manchester, NH. until retirement. Jim and his wife lived in Hudson, NH and Merrimack, NH for 34 years and then moved to Florida. They have resided in Winchendon MA for the last... Marlborough Lisa L. Goodwin 1966 — 2021 Lisa L. Goodwin, 55, of Marlborough formerly of Rindge, died peacefully Tuesday evening, November 23, 2021 at the home of her parents, with her family at her side. She was born in Keene, NH on June 29, 1966, daughter of John and Nancy (Hutchinson) Goodwin of Rindge. In addition to her parents, she leaves a son, Steven R. Goodwin and his significant other, Rachel Hodges of Winchendon, MA; two grandchildren, Orion and Aubrey Goodwin; two sisters, Tammy Luppino of Winchendon and Tracy Lawn of Jaffrey, NH, nieces and nephews. Lisa had lived in Marlborough since 2009. Lisa had worked as a planner for Corning, Inc. for several years. She loved her dogs Oscar and Sadie and particularly enjoyed... Royalston, Massachusetts Doris Smith 2021 Doris (Dunham) Smith, 84, of Royalston, passed away at home on Monday, November 22, 2021. Doris was born in Winchendon, MA on November 18, 1937, daughter of Lewis Dunham and Arlene (Stowell) Dunham. She attended Royalston schools and graduated from Gardner High School. Doris married Nelson Messier in 1954. She is survived by their two sons, Paul (Kim) Messier and Mark (Kolinda) Messier, both of Fremont, Nebraska. She is predeceased by their daughter, Darlene Messier. Doris leaves several grandchildren, Lena, Michael, Lewis, Bobby, Phillip, Kirby, Caleb and Tianna and four great grandchildren, Dylan, Kiera, Carly and Christian. Doris is predeceased by her second husband, Arthur J.... Winchendon, MA Leonard James Bardwell 1949 — 2021 WINCHENDON - Leonard James "Jim" Bardwell, 72, formerly of Winchendon died peacefully Tuesday at his sister's residence in North Windham, CT. He was born in Keene, NH on January 14, 1949, son of the late Oscar and Adeline (Tedford) Bardwell and lived in Winchendon for many years until recently. He had attended Thayer High School in Winchester, NH. Jim worked for 38 years at Pratt and Whitney United Tech in Juniper, FL and East Hartford, CT until his retirement. Jim was a dog lover and loved to travel to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Florida and Las Vegas, NV. A registered Democrat, he was a member of the Winchendon Democratic Committee. His lifetime partner of 42 years, Raymond L. Duval, died... Winchendon, MA Richard N. LaBrie 1958 — 2021 Richard N. LaBrie, 63, of Winchendon passed away at home Monday, September 27 2021, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Vicenza, Italy on January 3, 1958, son of the late Francis R. and Saveria (Vesciglia) LaBrie of Ayer. At the age of 3 months Rick sailed to the United States when his father, then serving in the U.S. Army, was reassigned to Fort Devens, Massachusetts. He grew up in Ayer, graduating from Ayer High School in 1976. A deep interest in electronics led Rick to earn an A.S. in Electronic Technology from Mount Wachusett Community College. He joined the U.S. Army Reserves, graduating from the MOS 33S Electronics School at Fort Devens and... Winchendon, Massachusetts Paul F Laperriere Jr 1944 — 2021 Paul F. Laperriere Jr., 77, of 380 Teel Road, died peacefully Friday afternoon, August 13, 2021 in UMASS Memorial Medical Center, University Campus, Worcester with his family at his side. He was born in Winchendon on January 29, 1944, son of the late Paul F. and Elia M. (Uguccioni) Laperriere and graduated from Murdock High School, where he played on its football and baseball teams. He later graduated from Keene State Teachers College in 1966. Paul proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and later served in the Army National Guard for 30 years. A resident of Derry, NH for many years, Paul was a history teacher for 35 years at Alvirne High School in Hudson, NH,... Athol, Massachusetts Angelina I. Gallup 2021 Angelina I. (Cloutier) Gallup, 91, of Athol, died peacefully Saturday afternoon, July 24, 2021 in The Highlands, Fitchburg. She was born in Winchendon on February 19, 1930, daughter of the late Joseph E. and Lillian E. (Tatro) Cloutier and was a 1948 graduate of Murdock High School. She was a resident of Athol for many years. Angelina worked as a dental assistant many years ago and then worked as a secretary at L.S. Starrett Co. from 1956 until her retirement in 1993. She was a member of the L.S. Starrett 25 Year Club, Athol Bird and Nature Club, Winchendon Historical Society and the Athol Animal Shelter. Her husband of 40 years, Alfred B. Gallup, died in 1991. She leaves a sister,... Athol, Massachusetts Barbara L Ducharme 2021 Barbara L. (Hill) Ducharme, 85, of Athol, died peacefully Sunday morning, July 11, 2021 in Quabbin Valley Healthcare. She was born in Gardner on September 26, 1935, daughter of the late Arthur and Eva (Safstrom) Hill and lived in Gardner for many years. In 1999, she moved to Athol, where she lived for several years. In recent years, she had lived in Orange. Barbara was a CNA and had worked at Baldwinville Nursing Home, Gardner Manor, Wachusett Manor and at Heywood Hospital, at various times. She was a member of Athol Congregational Church, Athol Golden Agers and the Lakeside Tenants Association. Her husband, Rev. Francis Ducharme, died in 1998. She leaves two sons, Scott Tresback and... Royalston, Massachusetts June M Smith 2021 June M. (Dunham) Smith, 79, of 5 Baldwinville Road, died peacefully Friday morning, July 9, 2021 in Heywood Hospital, Gardner, after a complicated battle for her life. She was born in Winchendon on June 19, 1942, daughter of the late Lewis and Arlene (Stowell) Dunham and grew up in Royalston. June was a 1977 graduate of Mt. Wachusett Community College with an Associate Degree in Community Service. She was a lifelong community centered social worker for many years for North Central Community Service and later did personal home care for the elderly. She enjoyed working on her computer and especially enjoyed spending time with her family. A loving and devoted Christian, June attended the... Gardner, MA Norman L Hope Jr. 1933 — 2021 Norman L. Hope Jr, of Gardner, MA, a Licensed Practical Nurse, who in 31 years of service rose to become supervisor of Templeton's Walter E. Fernald State School Colony, died after a short illness. He was 87 years old and was a U.S. Army veteran, who had served as a medic. As a young man, he played softball for local teams and is remembered as a talented pitcher. His height of 6'6" was to his advantage when he played basketball, a sport in which he also excelled. He was an avid sports fan his entire life and was a past member of the Chair City Club and the Gardner Horseshoe Club for several years. He loved traveling and enjoyed his trips to Australia, the western states, Canada, FL, St.... Gardner, Massachusetts Cindy L White 2021 GARDNER - Cindy L. (Whitman) White, 57, of 19 City Hall Avenue, died peacefully Saturday, June 12, 2021 in UMASS Memorial Hospital, Belmont Street Campus, Worcester, with her family at her side. She was born in Athol, MA on April 27, 1964, daughter of the late Frank and Gloria Whitman and grew up in Phillipston. Cindy was a graduate of Narragansett Regional High School, Baldwinville in 1982. Cindy had worked most recently at Dunkin Donuts in Ashburnham. She had worked as a waitress many years ago at the King Phillip Restaurant and Pete and Henry's Restaurant and later worked for several years as a cashier at Wal-Mart in Gardner. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her... Winchendon, MA Merton R Wood 1931 — 2021 Merton R. Wood, 90, of 7 Hale Street, died peacefully at his residence Tuesday morning, April 27, 2021 with his family at this side. He was born in Lunenburg, VT on February 25, 1931, son of the late John M. and Sarah E. (Lucas) Wood and moved to this area at the age of 16. Mert entered the United States Air Force where he earned his GED and proudly served his country from 1949 to 1952. Merton worked as a tool and die maker/machinist for many years at C.R. Bard in Fitzwilliam, NH until his retirement. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family. An avid hunter and fisherman, he also enjoyed horses, camping and blueberry picking. For many years, he and his wife enjoyed... Royalston, MA Rita L. Gates 2021 Rita L. (Dunham) Gates, 82, of 267 South Royalston Road, died peacefully Tuesday morning, April 6, 2021 in her residence, with her family at her side. She was born in Winchendon on February 28, 1939, daughter of the late Lewis and Arlene (Stowell) Dunham and was a resident of Royalston for most of her life. Rita had worked as a technician for Simplex Time Recorder for many years until her retirement. In earlier years she had worked at Digital as a machine operator. She enjoyed dancing, attending antique car shows and especially enjoyed spending time with her family. Her husband of 56 years, William R. Gates, died in 2013. She leaves three daughters, Tamatha E. Gates of Royalston, Tanya... Winchendon, MA James F Maybury Jr. 2021 On Saturday, March 27, 2021, our beloved father, James Francis Maybury, Jr., (Jim), passed away at the age of 83 at NHC Healthcare, Bristol, VA. God blessed him with a long, full life. Jim was born to James Francis Maybury and Harriet Katherine (Smith) Maybury on June 11, 1937 in Springfield, MA. He attended Classical High School, New England College, and American International College, in Springfield and was valedictorian of his class at American International College. Jim served our nation honorably in the United States Air Force from 1960 to 1964, during which time he learned Chinese at Yale University's Institute of Far Eastern Languages and was a voice intercept operator listening to... Rindge, NH Nyle R Baldwin 2021 Nyle R. Baldwin, 84, a longtime resident of Rindge, passed in to heaven Saturday morning, March 20, 2021 in Alpine Health Center, Keene, NH after his battle with dementia. Nyle was born in Peterborough, NH on September 29, 1936, son of the late Godfrey and Blanch (Paradise) Baldwin and grew up in Jaffrey, NH, where he attended school. Nyle joined the United States Marine Corps in 1954. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam and as Military Police in Boston. He received many awards during his 20 years of service and retired in 1974 from the Marine Corps. Nyle later worked or the State of New Hampshire Department of Public Works for many years until his retirement. He had a great love... Gardner, MA Raleigh A Harrington 2021 GARDNER - Raleigh A. Harrington, 94, of 247 Matthews Street, died peacefully Thursday morning, March 18, 2021 in Athol Memorial Hospital. He was born in South Royalston on February 10, 1927, daughter of the late Arthur and Pearl (Fenner) Harrington. He grew up and worked on the family farm in Royalston and had been a resident of Gardner since 1964. Raleigh had worked for many years as a sider at the Columbus Home Improvement. He had also worked many years ago on state highway projects. Raleigh enjoyed camping in Maine, spending time with family, family cookouts, making puzzles, gardening and bird watching. A proud veteran, Raleigh served in both World War Two and the Korean War as a... Phillipston, MA Martha Anne Craft 2021 Martha Anne (Wise) Craft (79), formerly of Athol Road, Phillipston, MA, died peacefully from COVID-19 on February 13, 2021, in hospice care at Athol Hospital. In life, she joyfully and passionately shared the love of Jesus Christ in all her endeavors. As a musician, teacher, missionary, social worker, friend, wife, daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother, she touched countless lives with compassion, prayer and insight about God's love for us. Born on August 23, 1941 in Gardner, MA, she was the daughter of Kenneth Wise and Arline (Guilmette) Wise and sister to the late Peter Wise and his wife Carmen of Henderson, NV, Captain Stephen Wise and his late wife Judy of...
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