Luke P. Gibbons
October 19, 1978 ~ February 2, 2016
Swanzey, N.H.

Luke P. Gibbons, 37 of Swanzey, N.H. and formerly of Northfield, Ma. died Tuesday (2-2-2016) in Keene, N.H. He was born in Vicenga, Italy, on October 19, 1978 the son of Major Donald and Marta (Bachinski) Gibbons. He graduated from Pioneer Valley Regional School in Northfield, MA. Luke was an outdoors man and and an avid fisherman. He spent many a day casting his line in the waters of the Connecticut River. He was a reader of good books and dabbled in poetry. He was a wrestling champion with a soft touch for the tender seedling he potted every spring. Luke would always extend his hand to a friend in need. He truly enjoyed good conversation and company.

He is survived by his mother Marta Gibbons of Weston West Virginia, and his brother Brandon and his wife Mindy of Warwick, MA. and his sisters: Megan Gibbons and her husband Martin Chadwick, and Brenna Gibbons and her fiancé' Darragh Keane all of Weston, WV. He is also survived by his maternal Grandmother Jean Bachinski of Northfield, Ma. and his paternal grandmother Patricia Gibbons of Derry, NH. Many Aunts, Uncles, and Nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Major Donald Gibbons.

There wlll be calling hours on Saturday (2-6-2016) from 12:00 noon until 2:00 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.

All other services will be private.

Kidder Funeral Home 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA is in charge of arrangements.

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Dorothy Crooker
August 30, 1923---January 24, 2016
Northfield, Mass.

Dorothy was raised in West Springfield, MA, with her brother Victor and her sister Barbara. She was the daughter of Raymond and Ruth (Crowley) Colburn.

Dorothy loved to swim. Growing up, she competed with the local YMCA earning a silver medal in the state championships. After high school, Dorothy attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where she earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Chemistry. While a UMASS, she swam on the women's swim team and was a founding member of the women's synchronized swim team. While attending the University, she met her husband of 58 years Benjamin Crooker. She lived most of her married life in Amherst where she helped raise six children. Dorothy was an accomplished seamstress, sewing numerous formal gowns, bridesmate dresses and wedding dresses for her four daughters. She was an avid bridge player, and she hosted many card games at their Amherst home. Family vacations were usually spent camping at Hammonasset State Park on the Connecticut shore. Dorothy had spent summers there growing up and wanted to pass those great memories on to her children.

She loved photography; she was enthusiastic about documenting all of the family's events from picnics at Quabbin Reservoir to family gatherings or a grandchild's recital. Christmas and Thanksgiving always included multiple shots of the entire family squeezed into the space that could be accomodated by the viewfinder on her camera. Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was always eager to find new toys and books that would be perfect for the next visit and would often make little bags of homemade cookies, tied with a grandchild's favorite color ribbon, to make the ride home a little easier. She enjoyed the freedom that comes from being the grandmother and not the parent! After the death of her husband, she moved to Northfield where she was able to spend many memorable years with her youngest granddaughter. Dorothy was adventurous and eager to try new things. She did not hesitate when given an opportunity to go for a flight in a small single engine airplane; and on her eightieth birthday, she actually went parasailing! Dorothy continued to remain active in her later years. She swam three days a week as long as she could drive. She took many day trips with her daughters and grandchildren to flower shows and for shopping and dining.

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Benjamin in 2002. She is lovingly remembered by her daughter Judy Landis of Wayland, MA and her three children, Mark, Rebecca, and Benjamin; her daughter Joanne Boyden and her husband David of Granby, CT and their four children, Lynn, Laurie, Eric, and Steven; her daughter Joyce Edberg and her husband Stephen of Phillipston, MA, and their two children William and Carl; her daughter Janet Williams and her husband George of Charlottesville, VA and their three children, Lisa, Brian, and Matthew; and her son Benjamin Crooker and his wife Coleen Maloney Crooker of Cresskill, NJ, and their two children Patrick and Ian; and her son William Crooker and his wife Jill Johnson Crooker of Northfield, MA and their daughter Jessica. She also leaves six great granchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Aquatics, YMCA of Greater Springfield, 274 Chestnut St. #1, Springfield, MA 01104.

Kidder Funeral Home 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA is in charge of arrangements.

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Clifford “Cliff” Bernard Grover
September 4, 1923 ~ January 18, 2016
Bernardston, Mass.

Clifford “Cliff” Bernard Grover Sr. 92, of Bald Mountain Road passed away peacefully on Monday January 18, surrounded by his loving family. The son of Joseph and Mabel Taft Grover, Cliff was born on September 4, 1923 on the Grover Farm in Bernardston.

He attended the Bald Mountain Road School and graduated from the Powers Institute in 1941. Before going to school, he had his many chores on the farm. Even at school he helped pump the water to drink and in cold weather, helped keep the wood stove going. After high school, Cliff and his brother Howard ran the farm. He worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts first on the tree crew, and later at the state garage. He worked for the Commonwealth for 41 years, retiring in 1986. Cliff was on the Bernardston Police Department for 43 years of service, retiring in 1994. He was elected water commissioner and served for 39 years. He was the tree warden and moth superintendent for 35 years. He belonged to the Franklin County Police Association and the Massachusetts Police Association, as a retired member. He belonged to the Bernardston Grange for 50 years. Cliff served one year in the United States Army from 1946 until 1947. He was also a member of the Bernardston Men’s Club.

Cliff and Isabell met in late 1945 and were later married on July 6, 1947 in the Trinitarian Church in Northfield, MA by the Reverend Joseph Reeves. Over the years, Cliff and Isabell raised seven children, all of whom they were very proud of.

Cliff built three homes for his family. He also built a cottage in Weare, NH. He helped build his three daughters’ homes, one of his son’s, his sister Leila’s, and his brother in law Carl’s. Cliff enjoyed planting his vegetable and fruit garden each year and spent many hours there. For two years he sold cucumbers to the South Deerfield pickle factory.

Cliff and Isabell enjoyed spending the summers with their family at the cottage. They also participated in various western square dancing groups. Cliff and Isabell enjoyed many bus trips with Cliff''s nephew Rodney and Eunice Grover. They traveled to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN and on their 50th wedding anniversary they traveled to Quebec, Canada. They also enjoyed traveling to Florida for over 20 years with Cliff’s sister Margaret and Chester Colburn.
Cliff was regarded by family and friends as trustworthy, dependable, honest, hard working, witty, and a great provider. He will be greatly missed by all he touched.

Cliff is survived by his children; daughters Donna Holloway Noel (Harvey) of Northfield, Marcia Laprade (David) of Bernardston, Brenda Bordner (Brian) of Northfield, sons Clifford Jr. of Leeds, Lloyd (Barbara) of Bernardston, Reginald of Boscawen, NH, and Brandon (Gretchen) of Bernardston. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews as well as his sister in law Harriet Grover in Tampa, FL. He is predeceased by his siblings Walter Grover Sr. (Rena), Margaret Colburn (Chester), Hazel Thurber (Herbert), Howard Grover (Evelyn) Leila Ellis (Dean). He is also predeceased by his son in law David Holloway.

Funeral Services will be Friday (1-22-2016) at the United Church of Bernardston, Church St. Bernardston, Ma. At 11:00 A.M. The Rev. David Neal Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in Center Cemetery, Bernardston.

Calling Hours will be Thursday (1-21-2016) from 4-6 P.M. At the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield.

Donations in his memory may be made to either: Bernardston Fire Dept. 18 Church St. Bernardston, Ma. 01337, or The United Church of Bernardston, P.O. Box 503, Bernardston, Ma..01337.

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Steven Tower
Northfield, Mass.

Steven Tower passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife Heather and their two children, Chris and Sara. Having graduated from Mt. Hermon in ’68, Steve married Heather (’73) in Russell Sage Chapel in 1984. Always wanting to live in Northfield, they found 46 Main St for sale and moved to Northfield from Norwalk, CT in 2003. They have truly enjoyed living in such a wonderful and welcoming community.

Steve was an educator at heart. After working as an educator and administrator at IBM for fourteen years, he returned to the classroom and earned his Master of Arts in Teaching at Manhattanville College. He taught 3rd through 5th grade for many years at schools in New York and Connecticut, including Greenwich Country Day, Rippowam Cisqua, The Dalton School, Pear Tree Point, and St. Luke’s School. After moving to Northfield, Steve taught at the Center School in Amherst before becoming the Director of Education and co-owner of the Sylvan Learning Center in Keene, NH. He always sought to instill a lifelong love of learning in his students.

An active member of the local community, Steve chaired the diaconate at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, conducted the church choir, chaired the Friends of Schell Bridge, and served as an adult leader with Troop 9. He and Heather continued to be engaged NMH alumni and parents (Chris ’05 and Sara ’07), avidly supporting the school’s mission to educate the head, heart, and hand.

In Connecticut, he was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford where he served as an Elder and Deacon, and sang in the choir along with his wife. Soccer Rec leagues gave Steve the opportunity to coach both his children every Saturday morning for many years. When his son became a boy scout, he found a new passion, and became active in Troop 2 as a member of the Troop Committee. He enjoyed his summers as Scout Master with the troop at Camp Yawgoog in Rhode Island. Family camping also became a fun summer adventure that took them to Camp Wilmot in Wilmot, NH for 10 years, and on many other memorable family trips.

Choral singing was a life-long passion of Steve’s. He sang for 29 years with the Greenwich Choral Society in Greenwich, Conn. After moving to Northfield, he and Heather sang with the Blanche Moyes Chorale and the Brattleboro chorus, before joining Da Camara Singers in Amherst where he also served as Vice President, as well as American Harmony, a shape-note group in the Valley. He loved attending concerts and reveled in music of all kinds, from Bach to Broadway. A consummate actor, he was a member of the Country Players and the Silverthorne Theater Company, where he appeared in several productions, most notably as Colonel Pickering in “My Fair Lady” and Georg Bramburger in “Black Comedy”.

Steve loved the Northfield community and took pride in being the next steward of his historic home at 46 Main Street. His remarkable devotion to his many projects has left a profound impression on his friends and family, and he is deeply grateful for their love and support throughout his final journey.
As Heather’s grandfather would say, Cheerio!

A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, Steve requests donations to Hospice of Franklin County, the Tower Family Scholarship Fund at NMH or the Trinitarian Congregational Church of Northfield.

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma., is in charge of arrangements.

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Marion E. Ward
August 2, 1928 ~ January 8, 2016
Northfield, Mass.

Marion E. Ward, of Old Turnpike Rd. passed away Friday, January 8th 2016 at home with her family and longtime caregivers. She was born August 2, 1928 in Greenfield, Ma., the youngest of seven children to Polish immigrants Francisk and Mariana (Oborska) Bednarski. She grew up on Wells Street and attended local schools. She graduated from Greenfield High School in 1946 where she was a spirited cheerleader and, at 5 feet tall, was the center on her basketball team because she could jump high than anyone else. Later in life she impressed her sons and their friends with her scoring ability on the court. Marion was affectionately known as “Cutie” by family and friends. She married Charles “Rex” Rexford Ward on July 4th 1948 in Greenfield. Cutie and Rex lived first on Beech Street and then on Quincy Street, both in Greenfield, before moving to Northfield in 1959. As a young adult Cutie worked at a neighborhood corner store and in the dental office of Dr. Ostrowski. She later worked as clerk and dispatcher for S.E. Johnson and Dunnell Fuels oil companies, both in Northfield and finally for A.R. Sandri Oil Company in Greenfield for over 30 years until her retirement. As a couple, Marion and Rex had many lifelong friends with whom they very actively socialized. Many of their exploits are often retold and remembered by family to this day. She was proud of her Polish heritage and enjoyed Polish music, dances, and food. She was an avid snowmobiler and followed professional tennis, ice skating, basketball and football. She loved dogs, especially Golden Retrievers. Cutie enjoyed flowers, gardening, yard work, and just being outside. With her sister Helen and her dearest friends they were known as the “Golden Girls” and each had a resemblance to a character from that television show. Their antics were legendary. Cutie vacationed at York Beach, Maine for over sixty years and this past year celebrated her 40th summer of being there with the Ladouceur family of Ottawa Canada. Cutie was a very selfless, deeply caring and happy person, always thinking of others first.

Cutie is survived by her sons: Peter, Christopher and his wife Edie of Toano, Virginia, and Michael and his partner Doug Lyman of Greenfield. Additionally, she leaves her dear sister Stephanie Marshall of Charlotte, North Carolina, daughter in law Linda Ward of San Antonio, Texas, five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and friends. She was predeceased by husband Rex in 1988, brothers Henry John, Steven and Edmund Bednarski and sisters Edith Carriero, and Helen Gingras.

A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. On Thursday January 14th at St. Patrick's Church, Northfield followed by burial in St. Mary's Cemetery also in Northfield.

In lieu of calling hours we invite you to attend a reception in the church hall at 12:30 P.M. Following the burial. We would enjoy visiting with all of you then even if you are unable to attend the services. It is requested that flowers be ommitted. The family wishes to express our gratitude to all who provided care and support to allow Marion to continue to live in her home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st street, Suite 800, Miami,FL. 33131, or the Northfield EMS, c/o Mark Fortier, 579 Mt. Hermon Station Rd. Northfield,Ma. 01360.

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Janice Elizabeth (Murdock) Nelson
April 28, 1930 ~ January 7, 2016
Northfield, Mass.

Janice Elizabeth (Murdock) Nelson, age 85, of Northfield went to be with her lord and savior, Jesus Christ, on January 7th, 2016. She died peacefully surrounded by her family. We have lost a beautiful, amazing, inspiring wife, mom, nana, sister, aunt, friend and mentor.

Jan was born April 28, 1930, in Quincy, Massachusetts the daughter of Graham and Bertha Murdock. In 1948, she met the love of her life, John Calvin Nelson, at Sunset Hill House in the white mountains of Sugar Hills, New Hampshire. Four years later, Jan and John were married on August 24, 1952. Their 63 year marriage was a testament to their deep, unconditional love. They enjoyed a happy life, raising their children in Northfield. After her husband’s retirement, Jan enjoyed spending the winter in Florida and made many life-long friends there. She always loved the ocean and took great joy in sharing that love with all of her grandchildren when they visited her.

Jan was the proud mother of 9 children, Sons: Jay (Terry), Jere (Gail), Joel (Allyson) all of Northfield, Daughters: Jody Hogan (Jim)of Virginia Beach, VA, Judy Shaw (Will) of Norfolk, VA., Janice Garvin (Andrew) of Greenfield, MA., Joy Grover (Len) of Greenfield, MA., Joan Farrow (Todd) of Golden, Co. 18 grandchildren: Jordon, Amy, Jamie, John, Nicholas, Phillip, Katlyn, Sophia, Alyissa, Grace, Sage, Liam, Matthew, Step: Nathan, Katie, Hunter, and Garrett, and 2 great grandchildren Olivia, and Cheyenne. So many people were blessed to be in her life. She considered everyone a part of her family. Nana was full of warmth and love. Her strong faith, quick wit, giving nature and joyful spirit made people gravitate to her. She was humble and patient and had the kindest of hearts.
Throughout the years she shared her love of music with the community by playing the organ in several local churches; including her home church - Northfield Baptist Church. She was a gifted gardener who loved to share her beautiful flowers with others. Nana loved praying, reading, traveling, the outdoors, animals, music and her beloved cat Tiger.

Nana never shied away from any new experience. She was willing and enthusiastic to join her husband, children, and grandchildren on any adventure. Her most recent conquests included wave-running and parasailing. Nana’s zest for life was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her.
Jan was pre-deceased by her parents Graham and Bertha, her sister Linda, her son John and her grandson Joey. Her greatest joys in life were God and Family. She was an angel to all who knew and loved her and now she is an angel in heaven. We are so grateful to love her and have been loved by her. She will be missed by all and will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday (1-12-2016) at 11:00 A.M. at the Northfield Baptist Church, Main St. Northfield, Ma. The Rev. Gregg Landers, Pastor will officiate assisted by Rev. Charles Bordonaro. Burial will be in the spring in Penetcost Cemetery, Northfield.

Calling hours will be Monday (1-11-2016) from 4-6 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Northfield Baptist Church, 87 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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Thomas J. Russell
March 19, 1919 ~ December 31, 2015
Northfield, Mass.

Thomas J. Russell Jr. 96, of Old Bernardston Rd. died Thursday evening (12-31-2015) at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Northfield on March 19, 1919, the son Thomas J. and Mary (McGinn) Russell. Tom was educated in Northfield schools. Early in his career he hauled lumber for Haskell Lumber in Bernardston, Ma. He then started his own excavating business Russell Excavating which he owned and operated until his retirement. After retirement he drove truck for Bob Deane Excavating well into his eighties. He was a former Selectman in Northfield, and served on the Zoning Board of Appeals, and was a former Board of Health member in Northfield. He was a charter member of the Northfield Lions Club. He was an avid aviator, owning several of his own aircraft.

He is survived by his daughters: Norma Russell of Northfield, Ma. and Gloria Gregoire and her husband George of Derry, NH. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Margaret Fisher, Brenda Labarre, Kimberly Brown, Dawn Hilliard, Kristi Russell, Timothy and Christopher Gregoire. Twelve great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren.

There will be calling hours on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. from 4-6-P.M. Burial in the spring will be in Farms Cemetery, Northfield.

Donations in his memory may be made to either the Northfield Food Pantry, c/o Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 MainSt. Northfield, Ma. 01360, or the Northfield EMS C/O Mark Fortier, 579 Mt. Hermon Station Rd. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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Daniel A. McGaffigan
August 8, 1945 ~ December 24, 2015
Vernon, Vt.

Daniel A. McGaffigan, 70 of Newton Rd. Vernon, died Thursday (12-24-2015) at his home. He was born in Brattleboro, Vt. on August 8, 1945, the son of John and Hester (Johnson) McGaffigan. Daniel attended schools in Vernon and graduated from Brattleboro High School. He then graduated from the University of Miami in 1967. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam War. He was employed many years for the U.S. Postal Service in Brattleboro. He traveled across the United States visiting many Major League ball parks, then visited as many Minor League parks as he could. He enjoyed dining out and would travel great distances to find "fine dining". He loved to go to the casino's at Foxwood and Mohegan Suns.

He is survived by his sister: Louise Wisell of Hinsdale, NH. and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters, Bertha Scherlin, and Rose Holton.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday (12-30-2015) at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. at 11:00 A.M. The Rev Bruce Burks, pastor of the Advent Christian Church will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Tyler Cemetery, Vernon, Vt.

There will be a calling hour on Wednesday morning (12-30-2015) from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Windham County Humane Society, P.O. Box 397, Brattleboro, Vt. 05302.

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John Andrew Blazejewski
May 31, 1928 ~ December 20, 2015
Northfield, Mass.

John Andrew Blazejewski, 87, of Capt. Beers Plain Rd. Northfield also known as "Long John" sadly departed this earth on Sunday December 20. He was born in Holyoke, Ma. on May 31, 1928 the son of John and Karolina (Dziok) Blazejewski.

He attended Orange Ma. High School, was a standout basketball player and graduated in 1947. He attended Becker Junior College on the GI Bill after serving in the U.S. Army. He married Jessie Whyte in 1955 and was happily married to her for 47 years until her passing. He worked for A&P grocery stores for 40 years. John was an avid hunter for his entire life and was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Assoc... He was considered by many to be the best deer and rabbit hunter they had ever known. He was in the woods at sunrise and out at dark and was at his happiest when he was in the woods with a gun in his hands and a beagle sounding off in the distance. He hunted in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Wyoming, and Alaska where he scored a 1500 lb. bull moose with a 58 1/2 inch rack. In concert with that hunting passion he competed in field trials with his beagles, and was an accredited AKC licensed field trial judge. He had a field champion of his own named Bee Line and raised and bred beagles for most of his adult life. He competed in Field Trials all over New England and was a charter member of the Millers River Beagle Club. He was also a member of the Franklin County League of Sportsmen and a competitive trap and skeet shooter. He scored 25, 50, and 75 straight and once defeated the New York and New Hampshire champions in a shoot off. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Elks, the American Legion and the Northfield Council on Aging. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Northfield. He was a good friend of Bill W.

He is survived by his daughter Mary Blazejewski of Greenfield, Ma. and his son: Andrew and wife Donna of Falls Church, Va. and his sister: Edwina Zebrowski of Northampton, Ma. and grandsons John, Drew and Anthony, and nieces and nephews: Karen Matherson, Katherine Klepacki, Karoline Kenney, Kristen and Peter Zebrowski, Ann Leuschner, and Brian Blazejewski.

Funeral Services will Monday (12-28-2015) from the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. at 8:15 AM followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 9:00 A.M. at St. Patrick's Church Main St. Northfield. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor will officiate. Burial with MIlitary honors will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery, Athol, Ma.

Calling hours will be Sunday (12-27-2015) from 3-5 P.M. at the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to either: St.Patrick's Church, 80 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360, or Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St. Suite 2, Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

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Carol Stange Heikkila
August 23, 1947 ~ December 17, 2015
Guilford, Vt.

Carol Stange Heikkila, 68 of Guilford, passed away in the early hours of December 17, 2015 in the comfort of her family at her side. She was born in Greenfield, Ma. on August 23, 1947 the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (Grader) Stange. Carol attended Greenfield High School and Hartwick College, where she earned a B.S. Medical Technology in 1969. She taught Microbiology at Greenfield Community College in the 80's and later substitute taught at Guilford Central School in the 90's before moving on to teach at the Meadows School of Brattleboro, Vt. in the 2000's all while actively raising her sons at home.

She is survived by husband John, her two sons Nik and Eric, her sister Elizabeth Jean Dickau and her mother Elizabeth Stange. She touched many lives and will greatly missed.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. is in charge of arrangements.

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Thomas A. Foxwell
November 13, 1963 ~ December 7, 2015
Greenfield, Mass.

Thomas A. Foxwell, (N1OTS) 52, of Wisdom Way, Greenfield, died Monday (12-7-2015) at home. He was born in Hartford, Ct. on November 13, 1963, the son of Leo and Elizabeth (Buhlmann) Foxwell. Thomas was educated in West Hartford, CT schools. Graduated from Porter Chester Institute as an Automotive Technician and went on to become ASE certified.

Tom was married to the former Ellen Smith on September 28, 1996 in Greenfield. Tom was employed as a purchasing agent for Phoenix Management, Inc. at Westover Airbase. He was an avid Ham Amateur Radio operator and a District Coordinator in Franklin County for amateur radio communications. Tom taught CERT (community emergency response team) training classes. He was active in the medical reserve core. Tom loved to spend time with family, friends and his five cats (Noah, Libby, Misty, Spunky and Pretty) riding his motorcycle, sailing his hobie cat and watching NASCAR. Tom used his master automotive skills to always help friends and family with their automotive problems.

Tom is survived by his wife of 19 years: Ellen, Parents: Leo and Elizabeth (Buhlmann) Foxwell of Melbourne, FL, brother: Paul of New Britain, CT, sister: Karen Lemieux of Rocky Hill, CT, several nieces, nephews and great nieces. He was also a loving brother-in-law to 9 family members.

A Memorial will be held at Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave, Northfield, MA on Saturday, December 19th, with calling hours from 10am-12pm, followed by a memorial service at 12pm. In lieu of flower, donations can be sent to Pioneer Valley Humane Society, P.O. Box 786, Greenfield, MA 01302.

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Caryl A. Dyer
December 19, 1920 ~ December 5, 2015
Bernardston, Mass.

Caryl A. Dyer, 94 of Eden Trail, Bernardston, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday evening (12-5-2015) at Charlene Manor, Greenfield. She led a long and productive life and she will be missed by many. She was born on December 19, 1920, in Geraldine, Montana, to Harry and Tryphena (Griffin) Hopkinson.

She grew up and was educated through high school in Bernardston, MA. graduating from Powers Institute in 1938. She was graduated from Kent State University in Ohio in 1943, as an English major. Caryl married Edwin Dyer Jr. in 1946, after his discharge from the Army. Caryl was a farm wife supporting Edwin on their dairy farm, while bringing up their two sons, as well as growing a huge garden and canning their food for the winter. The Dyer farm home was originally built in 1784 by a former Hessian soldier who stayed after the Revolution. That farm heritage was very important to Caryl, and to insure that the farm was preserved as agricultural land and protect it from development, she placed in under an Agricultural Preservation Restriction with the Franklin Land Trust. She was the part time librarian at the Cushman Library in Bernardston for many years, and after retirement she continued to work as a volunteer at the library. Caryl was also an active member of the Bernardston Unitarian Church. One of Caryl,s most prized accomplishments was doing the many hours of research required to qualify the church to be named to the National Register of Historic Places. Because of her many contributions to her community, Caryl was named by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women to its list of Unsung Heroines of Mass. in 2007.

Caryl was predeceased by husband in 2001. She is survived by her sons and their wives. Edwin III and Anne of Bernsardston, and Peter and Julie of Monticello, IN.. three grandchildren, Saraphina, Pittsburg, PA, Meggan Jackson (Jason) Fort Wayne, IN, Melissa Backer (Ryan) , Lombard.IL. three step grandchildren Edith Reber, Plano, TX Geoffrey English (Stephanie), William English (Bethany)) all of Indianapolis, IN and two great grandchildren, and three step great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday (12-12-2015) at 10:00 A.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA. The Rev. Stephen Wilson will officiate. Burial will be at convenience of the family.

Donations in her memory may be made to either Cushman Library, or the Unitarian Church of Bernardston, both on Church St. Bernardston, MA.

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Eileen U. Gorzocoski
May 28, 1926 ~ December 1, 2015
Northfield, Mass.

Eileen U. Gorzocoski, 89, of Maple St. Northfield, died Tuesday evening (12-1-2015) at Charlene Manor Healthcare Center in Greenfield. She was born in Chicopee, Ma. on May 28, 1926 the daughter of Ernest and Mayda (Moyette) Fregeau. Eileen attended Daughters of the Holy Ghost grammar school and Cathedral High in Springfield, Ma. She graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing on May 5, 1947 as a Registered Nurse. She worked as an RN at Mercy Hospital in the operating room until 1949. In 1949 she worked at the Veterans Hospital in West Roxbury in Boston, Ma. for 3 years. She then transferred to the Veterans Hospital in Jamaica Plains for 2 years, then moving to the Veterans Hospital in Newington, Ct. for 4 years. She was married to Paul T. Gorzocoski on May 3, 1949. Mr. Gorzocoski predeceased in April 2015. She then worked at the Farren Memorial Hospital in Montague for 6 months, and left to be a full time homemaker. She started working part time as the Town Nurse for the Town of Northfield in 1966, and became the full time Town Nurse in 1971, retiring in 1996. She was a member of the 3rd Order Carmelites, Our Lady of Mount Carmel for many years.

She is survived by her children: Paul III and his fiancé' Genevieve Abate, and her daughter Anne Gorzocoski all of Northfield, Ma. She is also survived by her brother Ferrand Fregeau and his wife Theresa of Springfield, MA. her sisters-in-law Olga (Gorzocoski) Ford of Springfield, MA. and Helen (Burrows) Gorzocoski of Northfield, Ma. and nephews Michael Fregeau and his wife Terry, Robert Fregeau, Paul Fregeau and his wife Mary, David Fregeau and his wife Adriana, Thomas Fregeau and his wife Maureen, Julia (Ford) Miller and her husband Donald, Joy Gorzocoski and her husband Dennis Hudson, David Gorzocoski and his wife Diana, several grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be Monday (12-7-2015) at 10:15 A.M. from the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church, Main St. Northfield, at 11:00 A.M. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield.

Calling hours will be Sunday (12-6-2015) from 3-5 P.M. at the funeral home.

Donations in her memory may be made to St. Patrick's Church, 80 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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Christine W. McCollester
March 14, 1928 ~ November 28, 2015
Northfield, Mass.

Christine W. McCollester, 87, of St. Mary's St. Northfield, died Saturday morning (11-28-2015) at Charlene Manor Healthcare in Greenfield, Ma. She was born in Fitchburg, MA. on March 14, 1928 the daughter of William and Charlotte (Sawin) Wolfe. She was married to Donald McCollester on April 5, 1947, and they moved to Northfield in 1951. She worked for many years at Northfield Mt. Hermon School, retiring in 1990. She was a member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Northfield, and volunteered for over 20 years at the Franklin County Public Hospital.

Christine is survived by her husband of 68 years Donald "Mac", and her daughters: Darshan Khalsa and her husband Darshan S. of Herndon, VA. and Kerry Smith of Dover, N.H. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Nirinjan and Sahaj Khalsa, and Daniel, James, Tony, and Graham Smith, and five great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a future date at a time to be announced.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St. Suite 2, Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

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Rosalie (Dickerson) Pratt
June 16, 1934 ~ November 23, 2015
Bernardston, Mass.

Rosalie (Dickerson) Pratt, 81, died peacefully at home Monday (11-23-2015) with her familiy , after a short illness. She was born June 16, 1934, in Greeley, Co. the daughter of the late Ralph A. and Venita (Kuhn) Dickerson. Rosalie graduated in 1953 from Stamford, CT. high school,and also attended Sargent College of Boston University. She was a part-time postal clerk at the Bernardston Post Office for several years, and worked as a date entry clerk for the Alumni Department of Deefield Academy from 1985-1997.

Following retirement, she was volunteer at Baystate Franklin Medical Center. Rosalie was a charter member of the Deerfield Valley Chapter of the Embroiders Guild of America, serving first as its correspondence secretary and then as its treasurer. She enjoyed crafts, including decorating sugar cubes, colorizing black and white photos by hand, decorating framed wedding invitations, doing embroidery and knitting, making several sweaterds for neices, nehew, and grandsons. For several years she designed and sold silk screened greeting cards. She married Alan A. Pratt in Stamford, CT on November 14, 1953. The have lived in Bernardston since January of 1956.

Rosalile is survived by Alan, her husband of 62 years, Sons: Kenneth and wife Sue of Topsham, ME. Douglas and wife Ann of Leyden, MA eight grandchildren: Brannon, Kristy, Haley, Justin, Jacob, Ethan, Zack Bates, and Zach Pratt, several neices and a nephew, and seven great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held on Monday (11-30-2015) from 3-5 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northield, Ma. A private memorial service will be held at the family's convenience.

Donations in her memory may be made to: Angel Flight NE, 492 Sutton St. North Andover, MA 01845. Or at www.angelflightne.org.

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William M. Pachalis
October 3, 1985 ~ November 14, 2015
Athol, Mass.

William M. Pachalis Jr. 30 of Athol died Saturday in Greenfield,Ma. He was born in Brattleboro, Vt. on October 3, 1985 the son of William and Vicki (Butler) Pachalis. William was educated in Bernardston, MA schools and attended Pioneer Valley Regional School. He was married to the former Hannah Balk on June 19, 2009 at the Mt. Hermon Chapel in Gill, Ma. He worked at Northfield Mt. Hermon School as a cook. He enjoyed video games, watching the Patriots, playing his guitar, and listening to music. He was a loving father and husband and cherished his son Aidan.

He is survived by his wife Hannah, and his son Aidan both at home. He is also survived by his parent's William and Vicki of Bernardston, and a brother Ryan and his fiance' Kadey Lewandowski of Colrain, Ma. and his sister Sydney Pachalis of Bernardston, Ma. and his maternal Grandparents, Barbara Cutler and Robert Cutler Sr., and his fraternal grandmother Nancy Pachalis.

There will be calling hours on Thursday evening at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. from 6-8 P.M. Burial in Center Cemetery, Bernardston, Ma. will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Aidan Pachalis Education Fund, C/O Greenfield Co-Op Bank, 144 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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Theda M. Hanrahan
March 31, 1920 ~ November 5, 2015
Northfield, Mass.

Theda M. Hanrahan, 95 of Millers Falls Rd. died Thursday evening (11-5-2015) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Ma. She was born in Jaffery, NH on March 31, 1920, the daughter of Ernest and Jessie (Ward) Chamberlain. Theda was educated in Jaffery schools and was graduate of Conant High School. On May 1, 1942 she married James E. Hanrahan, and they celebrated 60 years of marriage until his passing in 2002. Theda was very active in the family business James E. Hanrahan & Sons, where she ran the office as general manager. She loved bird watching, and all nature and took great pride in her gardens. In her early years she was an avid fisherman and hunter spending much time with her sons in those endeavors. Her family was the most important aspect of her life.

She is survived by three sons: Robert and his wife Judith of Millers Falls, MA. Richard and his wife Joy of Winchester, NH and Michael of Northfield, MA. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Jessie, Jennifer, and Corrine Hanrahan, and Rebecca Moretti, and great grandchildren Abigail McCaskey, and Emma Hanrahan Shulman.

Private graveside services will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield at the convenience of the family.

Donations in her memory may be made to Dakin Humane Society, P.O. Box 6307, Springfield, Mass. 01101.

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Mark E. Drew
December 9, 1951 ~ November 5, 2015
Bernardston, Mass.

Mark E. Drew, 63 of Deane Rd. Bernardston, died Thursday morning (11-5-2015) at his home. He was born in Montague, Ma. on December 9, 1951, the son of Norman F. and Eileen (Coogan) Drew. Mark was educated in Bernardston schools and graduated from Pioneer Valley Regional School in 1969. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Viet Nam War. He was married to the former Becky Miller on October 18, 1975. Becky predeceased him in 2002. Mark owned his own lawn care business and often, very generously, helped individuals with their grounds work as a Kindness. He served as custodian for the former St. Mary's, now Our Lady of Peace church in Turners Falls, and for St. Patrick's Church in Northfield. He also cared for Cushman Park and the Old Cemetery in Bernardston, MA. He loved trips to the ocean especially Cape Cod, and being outside and Maple Sugaring.

He is survived by his sisters: Mary Jane Raymond of Bernardston, Martha Walker of Bernardston, Jacqueline Gaines and Carol Killay both of Guilford VT. and Joan Bitters of Greenfield, MA. He is also survived by his loving mother-in-law Jean Miller of Bernardston, MA. and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Norma Jean and a brother John.
There will be a Catholic Prayer service on Monday (11-9-2015) at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA at 2:00 P.M. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor of St. Patrick's Church will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be a calling hour on Monday (11-9-2015) from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

In his remembrance please do an act of kindness for someone.

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Ivan "Pete" L. Smith
November 5, 1930 ~ October 22, 2015
Greenfield, Mass.

Ivan "Pete" L. Smith 84, of Wisdom Way Greenfield, formerly of Northfield died Thursday morning (10-22-2015) at Buckley Healthcare Center, Greenfield, Ma.

He was born in Moretown, Vt. on November 5, 1930, the son of Allan and Siltonia (Shonio) Smith. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was married to the former Hazel Young on July 4, 1954. Mrs. Smith predeceased him in 2006 after 52 years of marriage. Pete worked early in life for the Wickey Farm in Northfield for many years, and then went to work for the former Smead Lumber Co. in Vernon, Vt. as a truck driver retiring in 1992. He was a member of the American Legion Post #5 in Brattleboro, Vt. Pete was a very accomplished dancer spending many hours dancing with his wife. He loved spending time with his entire family. He also enjoyed NASCAR, traveling, country music, and playing Bingo at several senior centers.

He is survived by his children: Douglas and his wife Elaine of Gill, MA. Ivan Jr. and his wife Rosalyn of York, SC. Timothy and his wife Melanie of Greenfield, MA. Ellen Foxwell and her husband Tom of Greenfield, MA. Stephen and his companion Marguerite Sgadaro of Millers Falls, MA. Allen and his wife Cathy of Northfield, MA. He is also survived by two brothers: Lloyd Smith and his companion Andrea Scarborough of Lakeland, FL. and Charles Smith and his wife Yumi of Orford, NH. and a sister: Arletta Martin of Washington State. Seven grandchildren, Four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Florence Thompson.

There are no calling hours. Services will be private with burial in the Spring in West Northfield Cemetery, Northfield, MA.

In lieu of flowers Donations in his memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1463 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT. 06410.

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Lucas James Brazeau
September 18, 2015 ~ October 20, 2015
Bernardston, Mass.

Lucas James Brazeau, infant son of Heather and Ryan Brazeau passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. He was born September 18, 2015 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, Ma.

Lucas is survived by his parents Heather (Townsley) and Ryan Brazeau of Bernardston. Grandparents Michael and Susan Townsley of Bernardston, Eric Brazeau and Laurie Amarosa of Winchester, NH and Rodney and Lynn Ebbighausen of Hinsdale, NH. He is also the Great Grandson of JoAnn Winn of Greenfield, MA and Richard and Catherine Townsley of Shelburne, MA. And Audrey Reum of Greenfield, MA and Juanita DeCaussin of Sterling Heights, MI. He was predeceased by his Great Grandfather Richard Winn Sr.

A celebration of life will held on Friday October 23, 2015 at the First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St. Greenfield, MA. At 11:00 A.M. The Rev. Stacy Kulgren, Pastor will officiate.

Donations in his memory may be made to Boston Children's Hospital NICU Department, 300 Longwood Ave. Boston, Ma. 02115.

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. Is in charge of arrangements.

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Barbara S. Manning
November 24, 1924 ~ October 15, 2015
Vernon, Vt..

Barbara S. Manning, 90, of Vernon, died Thursday evening (10-15-2015) at the Vernon Green Nursing Home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Carlisle, Mass. on November 24, 1924 the daughter of Alfred and Alice (Evans) Stebbins. Barbara was educated in Cabot, Vt. schools. She married Merrill Manning on New Year's Eve 1948, and shortly after moved to the Franklin County area. Mr. Manning predeceased her in 2012. Her early years were spent raising a family, then she worked at the Advent Christian Home in Vernon, Vt. as a cook, retiring in the 1980's. She moved to Vernon Birches in Vernon in 1999. She was a longtime and early member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Greenfield and later a member of the North Leverett Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking especially cake making and decorating.

She is survived by her children: Mark and his wife Patt of Greenfield, MA. John and his companion Liz Johnson of Hillsborough, NH., Margo Wilkinson and her husband Terry of Laveta, CO. and Leta Johnson and her husband Mark of Montague, MA. She is also survived by a sister: Mary Lou Potter and her husband Roy of East Montpelier, VT. Eight grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday (10-20-2015) at 11:00 A.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA. The Rev. Bruce Burks, Pastor of the Vernon Advent Christian Church will officiate. Burial will be a later date in East Randolph Cemetery, Randolph, VT.

There will be a calling hour on Tuesday morning from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Vernon Advent Christian Homes, 61 Greenway Dr. Vernon, Vt. 05354.

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Daniel "Poppi" Gleason
October 3, 1947 ~ September 11, 2015
Bernardston, Mass.

Daniel "Poppi" Gleason, 67, of Harwood Drive, Bernardston, died Friday (9-11-2015) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Ma. He was born in Framinham, Ma. on October 3, 1947. Dan was raised by Oscar and Lottie Woodard of Bernardston. He was lifelong resident of Bernardston, and worked at Mohawk Plastics and Marsh Grove Store for 20 years. He then started and ran Honey Bear Day Care with his wife for almost 20 years. He volunteered for the Bernardston Fire Dept, and the Serve Program in Bernardston, and was a member of the Bernardston Vets Organization. He loved NASCAR especially following Jeff Gordon, Kenny Rogers, the Boston Red Sox, Camping at Kenoli Village, Four wheeling with his Jeep, Helping his friend Dexter, and all his Friends, neighbors and his dog Marcie.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years the former Mary Woodis, his son Dainel J. and his wife Kimberly Gleason of Greenfield, MA. his daughter Wendy Gaines and her husband Jeff of Tupelo, MS. and his step son Sean Mason of Northfield, Ma. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Savanah Mason, Tyler Bovat, Kyle Gleason, Ryan Gleason, Briley Gaines, and Lylia Gaines. He was predceased by relatives Oscar and Lottie Woodard, Mabel Raynar, Marcia Marie Mason, and Peggy Sky. A very special thank you to Richard and Carol Annear for their love and support.

A memorial service will be held Saturday (9-19-2015) at the United Church of Bernardston at 11:00 A.M.

Calling hours will be Friday (9-18-20-15) from 5-7 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.

Donations in his memory may be made to either: the Bernardson Senior Center, 20 Church St. Bernardston, Ma. 01337, or Friends of Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter, 10 Sandy Lane, Turners Falls, Ma. 01376, or the Bernardston Fire Dept. 18 Church St. Bernardston, Ma. 01337.

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Eric D. Scoville
July 25, 1957 ~ September 5, 2015
New Boston, N.H.

Eric D. Scoville, 58 of New Boston, N.H. died unexpectedly on Sept. 5, 2015 while hiking. He was born in Greenfield, Ma. on July 25, 1957 the son of Robert and Mary (Gragen) Scoville. Eric attended local schools and graduated from Frontier Regional High School, South Deerfield, MA in 1975. He attended Greenfield Community College, then enlisted in the Air Force Reserves.

After honorable discharge he traveled to Miami, FL and attended college there taking up criminal justice. Eric returned to attend the Vermont Police Academy where he then started his career as a police officer for both Dover and Wilmington, Vt. While there he received many commendations for bravery and for going beyond the call of duty. He then moved to Westborough, MA where he started his family and was employed as a reserve officer. He then moved to New Boston, NH where he was a self-employed handyman/carpenter. Eric's life included being a member of the South Deerfield, MA. Fire Dept, and muster team, and a member of the New Boston NH, Fire Dept. He was also a Forest Warden in New Boston, NH. He was heavily involved in the Community Church of New Boston and participated in many of their plays. He was passionate about being outside and could be found camping, skiing, hiking, rock and ice climbing and riding his motorcycle which took him to all corners of the USA. He was known for horsing around and practical joking with nieces and nephews, friends and family.

He is survived by his mother Mary of South Deerfield, MA. and his beloved daughter Ashley Scoville of Nashua, NH. and brothers: Greg and his wife Ellen and their children Peggy and Jenny of Newberry, SC Doug and his wife Denise of West Deerfield, MA. and Mike and his wife Andrea and their children Jessica and Stephanie of Northfield, MA. He was predeceased by his father, Robert.

In keeping with Eric's life there will be a casual service at the Community Church of New Boston, 5 Meetinghouse Hill Rd. New Boston, NH on Saturday Sept. 19, 2015 at 4:00 P.M.

Donations in his memory may be made to Woody Woodland, at the Community Church of New Boston, 5 Meetinghouse Hill Rd. New Boston, NH. 03070.

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Clayton R. Anderson
July 24, 1983 ~ August 20, 2015
Northfield, Mass.

Clayton R. Anderson, 32 of Old Wendell Rd. Northfield, died Thursday (8-20-2015) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Ma. He was born July 24, 1983 in Greenfield, Ma. the son of Robert and Mary (McCollum) Anderson. He attended Greenfield schools and graduated from Franklin Co. Tech. School. He was a communicate of St. James Episcopal Church in Greenfield, where he was in the Jr. Choir, the Hand Bell Choir and was an altar boy. He was a Cub and Boy Scout. He played Minor League baseball for the Rotary Club, and his mother was a proud ember of the "Rowdy Rotary Moms". He went on to play in the senior league for several years. After graduating from Franklin Co. Tech, he moved to Bonita Springs, Fl and worked for the Barefoot Beach Club until 2 years ago when he got to ill to work. He was a communicate of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Bonita Springs. He loved to fish, work on his cars and work with his father on his many projects.

He is survived by his Mother, Mary "Molly" of Northfield and Bonita Springs, Fl and his brother: Troy of Bonita Springs, Fl his sister: Victoria of Northfield, Ma. and four nieces Lori Juster of Amherst, Ma. Ralilah Culver of Northfield, Ma. Amaris Lentz of Hinsdale, NH Savannah Anderson of Bonita Springs, Fl one nephew: Jordan Anderson of Bonita Springs, Fl. and his uncle: Robert H. McCollum Jr. of Bernardston, Ma. and Aunts: Deryl Anderson of Brattleboro, Vt. and Doreen Christian of Keene, NH and Liverpool, England. His cousins: Amanda Diamond of Harrington, DE Todd and Duncan Harrington of Longmeadow, Ma. Nadina Anderson, Eric Anderson, Nancy Ratliff and Jean Clifford of Brattleboro, Vt. Nicki Spooner of Hinsdale, Nh. Julie Seavy and Gary Anderson of Keene. Nh. He leaves many friends, especially Mike Conway of Greenfield, Ma., his special friend and mentor. Also a friend since childhood David Grimes and his family of Greenfield, Ma and Kenney Ryan of Colrain, Ma. He also leaves his "adopted" daughter Angelina who he loved like his own.

He was predeceased by his father Robert.

Funeral Services will be Saturday (8-29-2015) at St. James Church, Greenfield, Ma. at 11:00 A.M. A memorial service will be held in the fall in Florida.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in his memory may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundaton, 6931 Arlington Rd. 2nd Fl. Bethesda, Md. 20814.

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Shirley M. Mockler
February 23, 1937 ~ August 20, 2015
Vernon, Vt.

Shirley M. Mockler, 78 of Vernon died Thursday evening (8-20-215) at Brattleboro Mem. Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born in Norwalk, Ct. on February 23, 1937, the daughter of Bradley and Eva (Begnan) Bartram. Shirley spent her early years in Connecticut and on April 26, 1958 she married James T. Mockler in St. Joseph's Church in Norwalk, Ct. Mr. Mockler predeceased her in 2009. The family moved to Vernon in 1975. She worked at the Vernon Green Nursing Home for a time, then became the Clerk for the Vernon Police Dept. She then served as Vernon Town Treasurer. She was an avid quilter, and crafts person, and loved watching the Red Sox.

She is survived by her son: James B. and his wife Brenda of Northfield, MA. and two daughters: Karen A. Mockler and Noreen Mackin and her fiancé Paul Wrisley, all of Vernon, VT. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Kyle and Craig Vinton, and Alicia and Timothy Mackin, and great grandchildren: Kaden, Carter, Kooper, and Cullen Vinton. Many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Tyler Cemetery, Vernon, Vt.

Donations in her memory may be made to either: Vernon Fire Dept. Auxiliary, 2842 Ft. Bridgman Rd. Vernon, Vt. 05354. or Rescue Inc. P.o Box 593, Brattleboro, Vt. 05302.

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Kathy (Morgan) Hebert
August 12, 2015
Winchester, N.H.

Kathy (Morgan) Hebert, 62, passed away Wednesday (8-12-2015) surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Greenfield, Ma. the only child of Rua Jones Morgan of Dover, Vt. and Edmund Morgan of Northfield, Ma.

Kathy grew up in Northfield where her family was heavily involved in the community, which instilled in her a passion for caring. A registered nurse, Kathy dedicated her entire life to helping others. After graduating from Pioneer Valley Regional High School in 1971, then from Fitchburg State College in 1975, she pursured a careet at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H. where she worked until 1988, when she took over the family business, Rua's Restaurant in Northfield.

Kathy married Tim Hebert in 1978 and they had a daughter, Jennifer in 1986. The couple lived in Northfield before moving to Winchester. Despite being a busy professional, Kathy was devoted to her daughter and Jen was often by her side at the restaurant. A small business owner, Kathy was a pillar of the community, serving hot meals up seven days a week, Kathy also expanded the business with a hot dog truck often parked and serving customers at Erving State Forest. In 2002, Kathy returned to nursing and worked throughout the region at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility and Maplewood Nursing Home among others before returning to the Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic family as the phone triage nurse in the Winchester satellite office for Dr. John Walter in 2004. In this role, she thrived and helped countless patients through difficult times and was loved by many. Kathy also served on the Winchester Budget Committee and several other town government positions. She loved riding Harley Davidson motorcycles with close friend Dale Gray, traveling to the beach and following NASCAR. She spoiled her daughter and her dog equally. She enjoyed traveling to North Carolina and Florida with her daughter.

She is survived by daughter Jenny of Kannapolis, NC, her spoiled rotten dog Tucker, cat Fred, and many close freinds.

Funeral Services will be Monday (8-17-2015) at 10:00 A.M. at the Trinitarian Congreagtional Church, Main St. Northfield. The Rev. Julie Olsted, Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in Farms Cemetery, Northfield.

Calling hours will be Sunday (8-16-2015) from 2-4 P.M. at the Kidder Funeal Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA.

Donations in her memory may be made to either: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, or the Monadnock Humane Society, 1010 W. Swanzey Rd. Swanzey, N.H. 03446.

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Dorothy (Drew) Livingstone
November 17, 1927 ~ July 25, 2015
Northfield, Mass.

Dorothy (Drew) Livingstone, 87, of Northfield, MA passed away on July 25, 2015 at home with her loving family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Robert Livingstone in 2009.

Dot was born on November 17, 1927 in Greenfield, MA to Harry Drew and Mary Louise (Willet) Drew. She graduated from Greenfield High School with honors in 1945. She met her husband, Bob at Hampton Beach, NH and when he came home from the war in April 1946, they were married in Holy Trinity Church, Greenfield, MA on April 29, 1946. They lived in Greenfield until 1954 when they moved to Northfield, MA to raise their family. Once her family was raised, she went to work at the Northfield/Mount Hermon Schools as a secretary in the Student Activities Department until she retired. Dot was very creative and well known for her knitting, crocheting and tatting. She loved to read novels and mysteries and spent many hours doing jigsaw puzzles with her son, Kevin. She also liked to travel, going on bus tours with her husband. She was an active member of St. Patrick's Church in Northfield, MA. Dot leaves behind a legacy that will continue throughout the ages. She leaves her children, Sr. Kathleen of the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Worcester, MA, Robert and his wife Carol in So. Dennis, MA, Karen Morgan of Northfield, MA, David and his wife Cathy of Shelburne Falls, MA, Alan of Waterbury, Vt, Betty Ann Tessier and her husband Peter of Cummington, MA, Kevin and his wife Margaret of Northfield, MA, and Colleen Montgomery and her husband Paul of Weare, NH. She also leaves behind 21 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren with two more on the way. They will all miss “Meme” in the years to come! She leaves her brother-in-law, Alfred K. Deane of Bernardston, MA, her sister-in-law, Rose Livingstone of Milton, MA and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her husband, Robert, her son, Martin Livingstone. her sister, Betty (Drew) Deane, her brother, Richard Drew, her son-in-law, Daniel Morgan and her parents.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Franklin County for the care and concern that they had for Dot and her family. We especially want to thank Kelly from Victory Home Healthcare for all the care and love she gave Mom during her time with us.

Funeral services will be Wednesday (7-29-2015) at 9:15 A.M. from the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick's Church, Main St. Northfield. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield.

Calling hours will be Tuesday (7-28-2015) from 4-6. p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, 577 Carew Street, Springfield, MA,01104; St. Patrick's Church, Main St., Northfield, MA 01360; and Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St. Suite 2, Greenfield, MA 01301.

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Helen T. Banach
May 26, 1923 ~ July 17, 2015
Bernardston, Mass.

Helen T. Banach, 92 of Hillcrest Drive Bernardston, died Friday (7-17-2015) peacefully at her home. She was born in Clinton, Ma. on May 26, 1923 the daughter of Rodis and Eva (Paparis) Trephon. Helen grew up in Manchester, NH and moved to Bernardston in 1949. She and her former husband Charles Skiathitis owned and operated the Four Leaf Clover Restaurant for several years.

She married Edward Banach in Jaunary of 1970. She later worked at Deerfield Academy as an executive secretary for the Capital Fund Dept. from where she retired. After retirement she dedicated her time to caring for her daughter Angela. She spent much time working with the Franklin County ARC. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, in Holyoke, MA.

She is survived by her husband Edward, and Children: Paul and his wife JoAnne of Bernardston, James and his wife Helen of Monroe, NC, and Angela Skiathitis of Bernardston. She is also survived by her sister Ethel Giglio and her husband Raymond of North Andover, MA. Eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers; John and Charles and sister Rose Trephon.

A Greek Orthodox Service will be Wednesday (7-22-2015) at 11:00 A.M. at St. James Church 8 Church St. in Greenfield, Ma. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery, Bernardston, Ma.
There will be a calling hour from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the church on Wednesday.

Donations in her memory may be made to ARC of Franklin County, 62 Hastings St. Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

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Frank R. Stumpo
November 14, 1958 ~ July 16, 2015
Northfield, Mass.

Frank R. Stumpo, 56, of Capt. Beers Plain Rd. Northfield died Thursday (7-16-15) at his home. He was born in Worcester, Ma. on November 14, 1958, the son of Russell and Shriley (Clark) Stumpo. He was educated in Worcester schools. He was married to his former wife Christine (Smith) on Sept. 15, 1980. Frank worked at L.S. Starrett Co. in Athol for 14 years. He was an avid Harley Davidson owner, and loved all motorcycles. He was a very crafty man, making many small wooden toys for his grandchildren. He also loved vintage automobiles. He loved all animals especially horses, owning several over the years.

He is survived by his children: Frank R. II and his wife Holly, and Amanda Stumpo and her companion Justin Streeter all of Greenfield, Ma. He is also survived by his brother: Joseph and his wife Maureen of Lakeland, Fl. and sisters: Rose Hall and her husband Jerry of Florida, and Teresa Rivera and her husband Edward of Dudley, MA. and grandchildren: Logan Field, Abriella and Jacoby Stumpo. Many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Friday (7-24-2015) at 11:00 A.M. at Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor of St. Patrick's Church will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Worcester, MA.

Donations in his memory may be made to Friends of Franklin Co. Dog Shelter, 10 Sandy Lane, Turners Falls, Ma. 01376.

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Audrey M. Holloway
March 6, 1938 ~ July 13, 2015
Northfield, Mass.

Audrey M. Holloway, 77, of Commonwealth Ave. Northfield, died Monday afternoon (7-13-2015) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, Ma. She was born in Swanzey, N.H. on March 6, 1938, the daughter of James and Margaret (Pender) Leslie. Audrey was educated in Swanzey schools and graduated from Keene High School, Keene, NH She married Norman Holloway on November 11, 1957. Mr. Holloway predeceased her in 1998. She worked early in life at Rua's Restaurant in Northfield, then at the Greenfield Co-Op Bank in Northfield, and finally at Phoenix Life Insurance Co. in Greenfield from where she retired. She was a member of Trinitarian Congregational Church where she former Treasurer and very active in all church functions including singing in the choir. She enjoyed gardening and taking long walks.

She is survived by her children: Michael and his wife Gay of Leyden, Mass. Daniel of Gill, Ma. and Cindy Holloway of Northfield, Ma. She is also survived by siblings: Ronald Leslie and his wife Marge of Erving, MA. Rita Leslie of Keene, NH Sandra Hamlin and her husband Robert of Swanzey, NH. Two grandchildren Elliot and Trevor Holloway. She was predeceased by a son John and a half brother James Sibley.

Funeral Services will be Monday (7-20-2015) at 11:00 A.M. at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, Main St. Northfield, MA. Burial will follow in South Parish Cemetery, Winchester, NH.

There will be a calling hour from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the church on Monday.
Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA is in charge of arrangements.

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Raymond A. Duda
May 17, 1932 ~ July 12, 2015
Turners Falls, Mass.

Raymond A. Duda, 83, of Dell St. Turners Falls, Ma. died Sunday (7-12-2015) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, Ma. He was born in Northifeld, MA. on May 17, 1932 the son of Paul and Frances (Waskiewicz) Duda. Ray was educated in Northfield schools. He served during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy. He married the former Marion Wilder on April 23, 1955. Mrs. Duda predeceased him in 2012. He was a member of Local 98 operating engineers for 40 years working for many local companines. In later years he attended many functions at the Turners Fall Senior Center. He loved gardening and fishing and was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.

He is survived by his children: Douglas P. and his wife Sharon on Wellington, New Zealand, Randy A. of Spring, TX, Paulette Morrison and her husband Donald of Charlestown, NH and Cynthia Drumgool and her husband Robert of Deerfield, MA. He is also survived by his sister Frances Sprague of Northfield MA. and grandchildren: Andrew and Erin Morrison, Charlotte Duda, Erik and Timothy Drumgool, and Olivia Duda. Several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Dominic and Paul and sisters: Sophia Pulaski, Blanche Hall, and Veronica and Helen Duda.

Funeral Services will be Friday (7-17-2015) at 10:00 A.M. at the Kidder Funeal Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor of St. Patrick's Church will officiate. Burial with full military will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield.

Calling hours will be Thursday evening (7-16-2015) from 5-7 P.M. at the funeral home.

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Hector R. Greve
April 1, 1926 ~ July 9, 2015
Vernon, Vt.

Hector R. Greve, 89, of Greenway Drive, Vernon died Thursday afternoon (7-9-2015) at the Vernon Green Nursing Home in Vernon.

He was born in Teaneck, NJ, on April 1, 1926 the son of Charles and Marion (Campbell) Greve.

He attended Westwood High School in New Jersey and then the Casey Jones School of Aeronautics in Newark, NJ. He served his country in World War II in the U.S. Marine Corp in the Sixth Division Pacific Fleet. He was rewarded with a Purple Heart for wounds received in action against Okinawa Shima, Japan
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He was married February 19, 1949 to Daisy Imhoff of Park Ridge NJ. They were married for 48 years until her passing October 14, 1997.

He and the family moved to Bernardston, MA in 1969 from Hillsdale, NJ. He was a former member of the Westwood Reformed Church, then the Emerson Bible Church and Northfield Baptist Church and served as deacon, Sunday School teacher, youth director, and sang in the choir in both of the latter churches. He served on the Board of the former Christian Heritage School in Brattleboro, Vt. He was employed by the State of Massachusetts, as an elevator inspector. He was very active in serving others, taking people to doctors appointments, grocery shopping, and served with Meals on Wheels in Vernon, Vt. for several years.

He is survived by his children: William C. Greve and Phyllis Newton and her husband David all of Vernon, Vt. His seven grandchildren; Brian Greve and his wife Christine of Mt. Vernon, NH Nicholas Greve and his wife Laura of Georgia, Vt. Caitlin Greve of Burlington, VT Julian Greve of Williamsburg, MA and Vernon, Vt Adam Newton, Matthew Newton both of Vernon, VT, Corey Newton of Roscoe, MN and two great-granddaughters: Amelia and Olivia Newton. He is also survived by a sister: Phyllis Schramm of Park Ridge, NJ, and several much-loved nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be Saturday (7-18-2015) at 10 a.m. at the Advent Christian Church, 4554 Ft. Bridgman Rd. Vernon, Vt. The Rev. Bruce Burks, Pastor will officiate.

Burial will follow in Center Cemetery, Bernardston, Ma.

Calling hours will be Friday evening (7-17-2015) from 6-8 p.m. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.

Donations in his memory may be made to either: Advent Christian Homes, 61 Greenway Dr. Vernon, Vt. 05354, or the Northfield Baptist Church, 87 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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William B. Klaus, Sr.
June 11, 1922 ~ July 9, 2015
Montague, Mass.

William B. Klaus Sr., 93, of Turners Falls Rd., died Thursday morning (7-9-2015) at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Proctor, Vt. on June 11, 1922 the son of Joseph and Arlene (Wilbur) Klaus.

Bill served proudly in the U.S. Navy during WWII on PT boats. He was married to the former Anna DeFazio on October 21, 1950.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Anna and children: William B. Jr. of Montague, MA, Joseph J. and his wife Karen of Oakland, Maine, Marcia A. Klaus of Holyoke, MA. and Susan E. Klaus-Dorman and her husband Buddy of Perris, CA. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Albert and Joseph Klaus, and great grandchildren: Amelia and Jakob Klaus.

Funeral services will be private with burial in Elm Grove Cemetery, Montague.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in his memory may be made to either the Montague Center Library, 17 Center St., Montague, MA. 01351, or Friends of Franklin County Dog Shelter, 10 Sandy Lane, Turners Falls, Ma. 01376

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Charles H. Johnson
September 6, 1923 ~ July 7, 2015
Northfield, Mass.

Charles H. Johnson, 91 of Millers Falls Rd. Northfield died Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol, Ma.

He was born in Greenfield, Ma. on Sept. 6, 1923 the son of Charles and Margaret (Schatz) Johnson. Charles was educated in Greenfield schools. He served in the US Navy during WW II. He was married to the former Dorena Gilbert on June 7, 1952 in Greenfield. He worked early in life for Montague Rod and Reel, and then went to work at Rodney Hunt in Orange, Ma. retiring in 1986. He loved hunting, and after retirement he and Dorena traveled with their camper extensively, camping in every state except Hawaii.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Dorena, and children: Charles W. and his wife Lyn of Warwick, MA. Douglas and his wife Lori of Erving, MA. and Carol Glabach and her husband Bernie of Winchester, NH. He is also survived by his sisters: Betty Manners of Shelburne, MA and Shirl Emanuelli of Greenfield, MA. Five grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service on Friday (7-10-2015) at 11 a.m. in Farms Cemetery, Millers Falls Road, Northfield. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, pastor of St. Patrick's Church will officiate.
There are no calling hours.

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Shirley "Betty" K. Nelson
June 20, 1921 ~ July 5, 2015
Northfield, Mass.

Shirley "Betty" K. Nelson, 94, of Glen Road, died Sunday (7-5-15) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, after a brief illness.

She was born in Greenfield on June 20, 1921, the daughter of Charles and Shirley (Hart) Kehl. She moved to Northfield at age of 3 and was educated in Northfield schools. She was a graduate of the Northfield School for Girls, then went on to get her nursing degree from Deaconess Hospital in Boston in 1943. She worked in Long Beach, Calif., during WW II nursing, then returned to work at the Farren Memorial Hospital, and finally at the Franklin Medical Center. After retirement she worked for Nurses House Call as a patient care coordinator.

She was lifetime member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Northfield. Her family was precious in her eyes, and she loved her children.

She is survived by her husband, George Nelson at home, and her children: Daniel Goodwin and his wife Cynthia of Windermere, Fla., Timothy Goodwin of Gill and Kathryn Sorenson of Sacramento, Calif. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Jeremy and Elizabeth Goodwin, and great-grandchildren: Kyra and Ryleigh Goodwin, and her sister, Janet Terry of Cornwall, Conn.

A graveside service will be held Saturday (7-11-15) at Pentecost Cemetery, Northfield, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Julie Olmsted, pastor of the Trinitarian Congregational Church, will officiate.

Calling hours will be Friday (7-10-15) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield.

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Mary Ann (Boliski) Stebbins
December 11, 1942 ~ June 24, 2015
Bernardston, Mass.

Mary Ann Stebbins, 72 of Bernardston, died Wednesday morning (6-24-2015) at her sister Theresa's home in Northfield. She was born in Montague, Ma. on December 11, 1942, the daughter of Edward and Angela (Lyons) Boliski. She was educated in local schools, and worked for many years as a floral designer at Sigda Flower Shop in Greenfield. She was an avid NASCAR fan, and attended and participated in many races. She won a powder puff race in Arizona. She enjoyed many hours at her camp on Forest Lake in Winchester, NH. Her family was the focal point of her life. She loved all animals, and spending time enjoying QVC Network.

She is survived by her sons: Daniel and his fiance Mary Bocon of Bernardston, Michael of Sunderland, MA and Neil and his companion Janice Wosterberg of Millers Falls, MA. She is also survived by her sisters: Theresa Stebbins and her husband Donald of Northfield, MA; Angela Clayton of Greenfield, MA. and Helen Skiathitis and her husband James of Monroe, SC., and grandchildren Branden Stebbins of Turners Falls, MA. and Bobbie Jo Six of Oklahoma City, OK. and future granddaughter Samantha Bocon of Bernardston, MA. and two great grandchildren. Also surviving is her ex-husband Gerald Stebbins, and several Nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 505 Huckle Hill Rd. Bernardston, MA on July 5, 2015 at 2:00 P.M.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in her memory may be made to either: Friends of Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter, 10 Sandy Lane, Turners Falls, Ma. 01376 or Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St. Suite 2, Greenfield, MA. 01301.

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MaryLou Wallace
February 26, 1929 ~ June 14, 2015
Northfield, Mass.

MaryLou Wallace, 86, of The Arbors, Amherst, Ma., and formerly of Glenwood Ave. Northfield, MA. died Sunday afternoon (6-14-2015) at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton, MA. She was born in Greenfield, Ma on February 26, 1929 the daughter of Harry and Helen (Austin) Brown. She grew up in Old Deerfield, Ma. and was educated in Deerfield schools, and was a graduate of the former Northfield School for Girls. She then graduated from Gorham State College in Maine, where she met her husband Linwood R. Wallace. They were married June 20, 1953. She was a homemaker, and sold Tupperware products for many years. She was a member of the Trinitarian Cong. Church in Northfield. She loved gardening, camping, skiing and traveling.

She is survived by her husband Linwood, and her children: Gary and his wife Deenie of Leyden, MA. Mark and his wife Jane of Fiji, Eric and his wife Annie of Brentwood, NH and Karen Wallace and her husband Brett Deal of Franklin, NC. She is also survived by one sister Suzanne Longacre and her husband John of Ocean City, NJ, nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be Friday (6-19-2015) at 2:00 p.m. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield. The Rev. Julie Olmsted, Pastor of the Trinitarian Congregational Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Hermon Cemetery, Northfield.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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Richard A. "Dick" Perham
July 6, 1946 ~ June 9, 2015
Bernardston, Mass.

Richard "Dick" A. Perham, 68 of Turners Falls Rd. Bernardston, died Tuesday morning (6-9-2015) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA. He was born in Greenfield, Ma. on July 6, 1946, the son of Richard and Catherine (Mecheski) Perham. Dick was educated in Hinsdale, NH schools and was a 1964 graduate of Hinsdale High School. His early career as a mechanic started at Lang's Garage in Erving, MA. then Royces Garage in Hinsdale, NH and Beaman Lumber in Winchester, NH. In 1981 he opened his own garage Dick Perham's Garage in Hinsdale, NH where he worked until his retirement. He was a former member of the Hinsdale, NH Fire Dept, and a member of the National Rifle Assoc. His passion was building hot rods including his favorite "Casper" a 1936 Chevy. He enjoyed going to car and engine shows, and loved hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his daughters: Bonni Brittain and her husband Thomas, and Lesley Parkinson and her husband Andrew, both of Hinsdale, N.H. and Leatha Foster his long time companion and her son Travis Foster. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Kassandra and Richard Wilson, Steven and Trevor Parkinson, and his wife Theresa (May) . Several cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held at a future date.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Hinsdale Alumni Assoc. c/o Diane Diorio, 588 Brattleboro Rd., Hinsdale, NH 03451.

There will be a celebration of life held on Saturday, June 27th at 11am at the Hinsdale VFW, Main Street, Hinsdale, NH.

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Stacia T. Cascarowski
January 18, 1923 ~ June 8, 2015
Greenfield, Mass.

Stacia T. Cascarowski, 92,of Greenfield died Monday evening (6-8-2015) at Poet Seat Healthcare Center, Greenfield, Ma. She was born in Westfield, Ma. on January 18, 1923, the daughter of Joseph and Helen (Merechiewicz) Cascarowski.

Stacia resided in Belchertown, Ma. from the time she was 16 until 1991, when she moved to Greenfield. She held various jobs over the years and was known to be a hard worker. She had a great love for animals especially dogs. She enjoyed shopping, particularly thrift stores, where she was always looking for a bargain.

She has no known survivors.

Services will be held at a future date.

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William C. Huber
September 9, 1922 ~ January 5, 2015
Gill, Mass.

William C. Huber, 92, formerly of Boyle Rd., Gill, died Monday evening (1-5-2015) at the Holyoke Soldiers Home, Holyoke, Ma. He was born in E. Northfield, Ma. on September 9, 1922, the son of Max and Minnie (Johnson) Huber.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Catherine (Kay) of 59 years in 2002, his son Ronald (1977), a granddaughter Nicole (1977), his brothers Robert (2013) and Alden as an infant.

Bill is survived by his three daughters: Karen Woodbury and her husband Richard of Raymond, ME, Gloria Wehner and her husband Michael of Spofford, NH and Gail Lynch and her husband Kevin of Erving, Ma. He leaves 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. He also leaves his brother, Donald and his wife Rita of Northfield, Ma. and his sister Julia Harris and her husband Don of Hopkinton, Ma., and several nieces and nephews.

Bill graduated from Northfield High School in 1942 and joined the Army Air Corp. (Air Force) stationed at Suffolk Air Force Base in Long Island, NY. He was then sent to B-25 & B-26 school in Wichita Falls, TX to work on Pratt & Whitney engines. Bill proudly served from 1942-1945. He spoke about the time in 1945 when Franklin D. Roosevelt died and he was sent to his funeral to stay with the plane while officers attended the funeral. He felt it was an honor that he was chosen for this. After leaving the service, Bill went to work in a factory and always chuckled about not even working one day and left without being paid. He soon discovered factory work was not for him. He then joined with his brother, Donald, and formed "The Huber Brothers" painting contractors and took pride in his work as he did with everything he encountered in life.

He was a member and Steward of the United Church of Bernardston and the Gill Congregational Church and also served on the Gill Cemetery Committee. He was a member of the Moose and Elk Clubs, and Thomas Memorial Golf Club, and Oak Ridge Golf Club. He was an avid reader, history buff and enjoyed dancing, golfing, ice skating, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, traveling, and bowling. He also volunteered on many committees. No matter who he was with or what he did, he did it with love, pride and honor. Bill Huber was a respected man who LOVED LIFE and he was loved back by all who surrounded him.

A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Gill Center Cemetery. The Rev. Christine Fontaine will officiate.

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Elizabeth L. Bolton
June 23, 1926 ~ May 28, 2015
Greenfield, Mass.

Elizabeth L. Bolton, 88, formerly of Taft Ave. Greenfield Ma. and previously of Northfield, died peacefully at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield, May 28.

She was born on Huckle Hill Farm in Bernardston, Ma. on June 23, 1926, the daughter of Austin and Florence (Messer) Phelps. She was educated in Bernardston and Northfield schools, attended Westminster Choir College and Greenfield Community College, and graduated from Smith College in 1973, and was an organ student of Harriette Richardson for many years. She was a member of the American Guild of Organists, earning certification as Colleague in 1980.

Betty married Arthur Bolton on April 11, 1948 in Northfield; they were married for 55 years until his death in December 2004. Betty and Art enjoyed square dancing, playing cards, and visiting historical museums. They went to York Beach, ME each year, and crossed the U.S. several times by train to visit family on the West Coast. Betty was an avid gardener and loved to bake pies. She worked at the Northfield Inn and Northfield Seminary before her marriage.

She served as organist or organist/choir director at Congregational, Episcopal, Baptist, Methodist, and Catholic churches in Greenfield, Northfield, Northampton, and Brattleboro, Vt. from 1952 to 2003 including Holy Trinity Church and Second Congregational Church in Greenfield and Centre Congregational in Brattleboro. She taught piano and organ lessons for many years and played for many weddings. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church in Greenfield.

She is survived by her children: Carol Dane, Donald and his wife Teresa, and Susan Agnew and her husband Bruce. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Phelps and his wife Bette of Northfield, and sister-in-law June Generous of Brattleboro, Vt. and sister-in-law Rita Phelps of Nevada. Grandchildren: Charley Dane, Will Dane, Rebecca Dydasco, Heather Monterroso, Chianne Hubert, Robert Hubert, Eric Agnew, and Jason Agnew, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son Paul, and siblings, John, Richard, Stanley, Frank, Charles, Raymond, and George Phelps, Dorothy Russell, and Ruth Phelps.

Funeral Services will be Thursday (6-4-2015) at 10 a.m. from the Kidder Funeral Home,1 Parker Ave Northfield, Ma. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, Greenfield. Msgr. Ronald Yargeau of Holy Trinity Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Pentecost Cemetery, Northfield.

Calling hours will be Wednesday evening (6-3-2015) from 6-8 p.m. at Kidder Funeral Home.
Donations in her memory may be made to either: Charlene Manor Activity Fund, 130 Colrain Rd. Greenfield, MA 01301, or Hospice of Franklin Co. 329 Conway St. Suite 2, Greenfield, MA 01301.

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Veronica "Bonnie" E. Baxter
March 23, 1938 ~ May 23, 2015
Arcadia, Fla.

Veronica "Bonnie" E. Baxter, 77, of Arcadia, FL, and formerly of Northfield, MA. died Saturday (5-23-2015) at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born in Colchester, Vt. on March 23, 1938 the daughter of Milton and Flora (Morrow) Powers. She worked many years at Georgia Pacific in Brattleboro, Vt. and then several years at the Northfield IGA, and retired from Northfield Mt. Hermon School, where she worked in Dining Services.

As a child she loved roller skating, and living on the family farm. As an adult she loved knitting, crocheting, shuffle board, bingo, and crafts. She loved her Oakview Park family and making others smile. Her heart was filled with love for everyone.

She is survived by her sons: Kevin Ouellette of Pt. Charlotte, FL, Dean Ouellette of Arcadia, FL, and Dwanyne Ouellette and his wife Sharon of Somers, CT. She is also survived by her siblings: Richard Powers of Northfield, MA, Judith Brooks and her husband Richard of Baldwinville, MA. and David Powers and his wife Debbie of Orange, MA. and a longtime family friend of 15 years that Bonnie thought of as her son, Scott Beaver of Pt. Charlotte, Fl.
Also surviving are her step-children June, Joe and Jacquie Ouellette of Lincoln, Ne, Annie, Molly, Charles and Christine Baxter originally from Orange, MA and Lisa Cousineau of Greenfield, MA. 4 Grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, and husband Charles Baxter, and sister Elinor Kawecki and brother Milton Powers Jr.

Funeral services will be next Tuesday (6-2-2015) at 9:15 a.m. from the Kidder Funeral Home, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Main St. Northfield. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor will officiate.

Burial will be at a later date in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield.

Calling hours will be Monday evening (6-1-2015) from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Kevin D. Slattery
November 16, 1954 ~ May 20, 2015
Northfield, Mass.

Kevin D. Slattery, 60, of Maple St., died Wednesday morning (5-20-2015) at his home surrounded by loving family and friends who visited in weeks leading up to his death. He was born in Quantico, Va. on November 16, 1954, the son of Edward Slattery and Nancy (Veilleux) Slattery Scott.

Kevin was a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston in 1972. He was an extremely talented artist and musician. He married Mary Jo Haurie on June 12, 1976. He had been employed many years for Channing Bete Co. as Art Director until illness prevented his employment. He loved hiking, biking, kayaking, cross country skiing, and Karate.

He is survived by his loving wife Mary Jo, and two sons: Shawn Hauri Slattery, of Westfield, MA and Brennon Ames Slattery of Somerville, MA. He is also survived by his mother Nancy Scott of Easthampton and a brother Bruce Scott and his wife Beth, of Erving, MA,. and a sister: Eileen Slattery of Easthampton, MA,. and his father-in-law Lawrence Hauri of Midland, MI, sister-in-law Becky Hauri of Houston, TX, and sSister and brother-in-law Julie Hauri-Foster, and Kim Foster of Grand Rapids, MI.. Several cousins, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and many friends. He was predeceased by a brother, Steven Scott.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Donations in his memory may be made to either: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O Box 849168, Boston,.MA 02284, or Baysate Franklin Medical Center, Oncology Dept. 164 High St. Greenfield, MA 01301, of Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St. Suite 2, Greenfield, MA. 01301.

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