Edith S. (Shedd) Hastings

June 20, 1915 ~ July 13, 2014
Gill, Mass.

Edith (Shedd) Hastings, 99, died Sunday morning (7/13/2014) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, MA. She was born in Montague City on June 20, 1915, the daughter of Richard and Fannie Mae (Martindale) Shedd. She was educated in Bernardston, MA schools, graduating from Powers Institute in 1934 as the class salutatorian. She married Warren Hastings on October 29, 1936 in Bernardston, MA. She sang in the Gill Church Choir and she loved to work beside her husband on their farm. She never forgot Birthdays or Anniversaries of her family members and always sent them a card. She loved spending her time with Grandchildren. She was also well known for baking pies.

She is survived by two sons, Eugene "Bud" Hastings and his wife Lyndell of Bernardston, MA, and Ernest Hastings and his wife Judy of Gill, MA, eight Grandchildren, Mike Hastings and his wife Betsy of Gill, MA, Dale Hastings of Bernardston, MA, Kerrilyn Snow and her husband Ed of Leyden, MA, Brett Hastings and his wife Michelle of Bernardston, MA, Laurie Hastings of Turners Falls, MA, David Hastings and his wife Alyn of Gill, MA Scott Perron and his wife Chrissie of Florida and Jon Perron and his wife Kelly of Plympton, MA, 10 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband in 1995, a son Leslie Hastings in 1952, a brother Allen Shedd, her twin sister Ethel Siciak and a sister Ruth Siciak.

Services will be Thursday (7/17/2014) at 11:00 a.m. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, MA, with the Rev. David Neil officiating. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery in Bernardston, MA. Calling hours will be Wednesday (7/16/2014) from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Gill Police Department Care of Chief Hastings, 196 B Main Road, Gill, MA 01354 or to the Gill Fireman's Association, care of Stewart Elliott, 196 A Main Road, Gill, MA 01354.

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Arthur S. Johnson Jr.
April 5, 1929 ~ July 3, 2014
Erving, Mass.

Arthur S. Johnson Jr., 85, of Mountain Road, Erving, died Thursday evening (7-3-2014) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield.

He was born in Hanover, N.H., on April 5, 1929, the son of Arthur and Minnie (Barrett) Johnson.
He was educated in Bernardston, Ma. schools and was a graduate of Powers Institute in Bernardston, Ma. He served faithfully in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He married the former Ruth Clough on June 2, 1956 in Greenfield. They just recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. He owned and operated Valley Cab. Co. in Greenfield for several years. He was a member of the NRA, and the Orange Rod and Gun Club. He loved hunting, fishing, farming and his dogs.

He was an amazing man and father, spending a great deal of time with his children and grandchildren in teaching them all of life's lessons. He was constantly ""on the go.""

He is survived by his wife, Ruth, and children: Russell A. of Greenfield, Ma., David S. and his wife Terri of Orange, Ma., Raymond A. of Erving, Ma., Kenneth L. of Athol, Ma., Doris M. Douglas and her husband Wayne of Erving, Ma., Arthur D. and his wife Maureen of Erving, Ma., Ronald E. and his wife Jennifer of Millers Falls, Ma., and Terry J. and his wife Yvonne of Erving, Ma. 25 grandchildren, and 7 Great-Grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son Tracy J. Johnson.
Funeral Services will be Thursday (7-10-2014) at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, Ma. at 1 p.m.

Burial with full military honors, will follow in Central Cemetery, Erving, Ma.

Calling hours will be Thursday morning (7-10-2014) from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral.

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Katalin "Kathy" A. Bonnett
September 5, 1952 ~ July 1, 2014
Northfield, Mass.

Katalin "Kathy" A. Bonnett, 61, of South Mountain Road, died Tuesday afternoon (7-1-14) at home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Hungary on Sept. 5, 1952, the daughter of Miklos and Heidi (Hart) Bakai. She came to this country in her youth where she was educated.

She was married to Lawrence Bonnett on Sept. 2, 1972 in Northfield.
She worked for 28 years as a special needs teacher in the Pioneer Valley Regional School system, both at Northfield Elementary School and later at Pioneer Valley Regional School.

She enjoyed all things in nature, and loved waterfalls, birds, and all of her students.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence, and her mother, Heidi Hart of Vancouver, British Columbia; one son, Nickolaus and his wife Jennifer of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH, and a daughter, Tina Massmann and her husband Scott of Fort Irwin, CA; two grandchildren, Samantha Bonnett and Zachary Massmann. She is also survived by a half-brother, Tibor Vas of Hungary, and nephew, Gabor Vas, and niece, Chilla Vas, and an uncle, Stephen Kreischer of Lakewood, CA.

Funeral services will be Monday (7-7-14) from the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church at 10. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Farms Cemetery, Northfield.

Calling hours will be Sunday evening (7-6-14) from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Kathy Bonnett Scholarship Fund, c/o treasurer, Pioneer Valley Regional School, 97 F. Sumner Turner Dr., Northfield, MA 01360.

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John M. Wallock
May 28, 1923 ~ june 19, 2014
Winchester, N.H.

John M. Wallock, 91 of Warwick Rd. Winchester, N.H. died Thursday afternoon (6-19-2014) at Applewood Healthcare Center, Winchester, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in West Hartford, Ct. on May 28, 1923 the son of John and Florence (Cuvelier) Wallock. John served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II as a Crew Chief. After World War II his family purchased the Warwick,Ma. general store where he served as Post Master. He then established a motorcycle repair business in Warwick, and in 1948 moved the business Johnnies Sales and Service to it current location in Winchester, N.H. He was married on July 22, 1956 to the former Esther "Sue" Lincoln who survives him. He acquired over the years and extensive collection of Ford Thunderbirds, Edsels, and Mustangs. He was a member of the Winchester American Legion. He was also an avid race fan, going many time to Indianapolis for the the 500 and Daytona.

He is survived by his wife Esther "Sue", and his brother Theodore C. Wallock Sr. and his wife Kristin of Winchester, N.H. and sister-in law Rosemary Lincoln-Clark of Athol, Ma. and many nieces and nephews including Andrea McComb and her husband Paul, and Theodore Wallock, Jr.

Funeral Services will be Saturday (6-28-2014) at 2:00 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. The Rev. Charles Bordonaro, Pastor of the Northfield Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will military honors will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester, N.H.
Calling hours will be Friday evening (6-27-2014) from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

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James "Butch" E. Dresser Jr.
September 16, 1940 ~ June 20, 2014
Northfield, Mass.

James "Butch" E. Dresser, Jr., 73 of South Mountain Rd. Northfield died Friday morning (6-20-2014) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield after a brief illness.

He was born in Greenfield, Mass. on September 16, 1940, the son James E. and Alice (Aldrich) Dresser. He was educated in Northfield schools, and was a graduate of Pioneer Valley Regional School class of 1958. He furthered his education at Stockbridge Agricultural School receiving his degree. He was married to the former Dorothy Hastings. He worked his entire life on the family farm. He was currently employed at the Greenfield Farmers Co-Op in Greenfield, Mass. where he has worked for the past 26 years. He was a member of the Mass. Dairy Farmers Assoc., and a former member of the Northfield Lions Club. He was a former member and past president of the Northfield Snowmobile Club. He served the Town of Northfield as an assessor for many years, and also as field driver. He loved eating at Denny's restaurant in Greenfield.

He is survived by his sons: James E. Dresser III and his fiancé Anne Stuart of Turners Falls, Ma. John F. Dresser and his finace' Kelly Adams of Northfield, Ma. and David L Dresser and his wife Tracy of Rangeley, Me. He is also survived by two sisters: Muriel Johnson of Northfield, Ma. and Marilyn Johnson of Cape Cod. Seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be Friday (6-27-2014) at 11:00 A.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. The Rev. Dr. Christine Fontaine, Interim Pastor of the Trinitarian Congregational Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Center, Cemetery, Northfield, Ma.

Calling hours will be Thursday evening (6-26-2014) from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to: Franklin County 4-H C/O Greenfield Farmers Co-Op, 269 High St. Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

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Dana E. Caldwell
March 14, 1944 ~ April 22, 2014
Winchester, N.H.

Dana E. Caldwell, 70, of Winchester, died April 22, 2014, at AppleWood in Winchester after battling Parkinson's disease for many years.

He was born in Keene, March 14, 1944, son of Frederick and Marion (Wilcox ) Caldwell. He was educated in Winchester and later Keene State College, where he studied history education.

He worked at MPB Corp. in Keene for 35 years, ending as a manufacturing engineer. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, hunting archery, rifle and muzzleloader for deer. He was a Red Sox and Patriots fan and he loved sports cars, especially Corvettes. He was a former member of the Winchester Zoning Board.

Survivors include two daughters, Alison Pinette of Winchester and Cathryn Smith of Manchester; two sons, Christopher Caldwell of Berlin and Brian Caidwell of Winchester; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and Ann Conway.

There will be a graveside service May 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the West Northfield Cemetery, Northfield, Mass. Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.

Donations in Mr. Caldwell's name may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O.Box 4777, New York, N.Y. 10163-4777 or www.michaeljfox.org.

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Helen Dawson
March 5, 1925 ~ April 22, 2014
Winchester, N.H.

On Tuesday (4-22-14) about 10 p.m., Helen Dawson of Winchester slipped into the presence of her Lord whom she loved.

She was born in Gaithersburg, MD, March 5, 1925 to Benjamin and Vergie (Mobley) Beavers.
Helen leaves three sisters, Elizabeth Lopez (deceased), Ruth Murray of Frederick, MD, Joan McNeil and her husband Mac of Berlin, MD; a daughter, Wanda Neipp and her husband Robert; a son, John Dawson and his wife Linda; four grandchildren, Nathaniel Dawson and his wife Reanna of Grand Rapids, MI, Nicole Williams and her husband Paul of Bowie, MD, Michael Neipp and his wife Patti of Dublin, PA, and Daryl Neipp and his wife Tina of Avon Lake, OH; nine great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and Buttons, the family cat, who she loved dearly.

As a deaf child, Helen attended Kendall School for the Deaf at Gallaudet in Washington, D.C.
She was married to Charlie Dawson, also deaf, for 45 years. Helen used American Sign Language (ASL) for the deaf and also read lips well.

Helen retired after working for 30 years for the Federal Government in the Washington, D.C., area. Some of the things she enjoyed were gardening, sewing, family and grandchildren. She was blessed to be able to contribute to the education of her grandchildren. Helen also enjoyed being part of a small town and owned her own home in Winchester before moving in with family.

Helen was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Vienna, VA, for many years and part of the church family of Northfield Baptist Church in Northfield, MA. Helen accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior in her 30's and began her lifelong journey with the Lord. A favorite hymn was "Amazing Grace," "I once was lost, but now I'm found." Until her later years, she enjoyed reading her Bible and watching Dr. Charles Stanley on television.

We are very thankful to Dr. Andrew Tremblay and his staff at Cheshire Medical Center for their care over many years. The Winchester Ambulance crew has been wonderful, as well as Home Health Care and Hospice staff and Meals on Wheels. Most of all, Dawn Welshman and the team for the interpreter program for the deaf at the hospital have been so caring and professional over the years.

Services will be Tuesday (4-29-14) at the Northfield Baptist Church, 87 Main St., in Northfield, MA, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Charles Bordinero officiating. There will be a calling hour from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will follow in South Parrish Cemetery, South Parrish Road in Winchester, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Interpreter Program, c/o Cheshire Health Foundation, 580 Court St., Keene, NH 03431.

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

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John "Jack" D. Powell
March 31, 1930 ~ April 17, 2014
Keene, N.H.

John "Jack" D. Powell, 84, of Langdon Place, Keene, N.H. died Thursday evening (4-17-2014) at Langdon Place surrounded by his family.

He was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 31, 1930 the son of Edward M. and Emma (Fitt) Powell. He was the great-grandson of D.L. Moody, founder of Northfield Mt. Hermon School. Jack graduated from Mt. Hermon School in 1948. He then attended Colby College, earning his bachelor's degree in 1955. He then received Master's Degrees from Springfield College and Western Reserve University.

He served three years in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Control Tower operator. His professional career included Cleveland Heights, OH, YMCA secretary, then serving as principal of elementary schools in East Cleveland, Newbury Township and West Geauga schools all in Ohio. In retirement he taught at Central Carolina Community College in Sanford, NC.

He is survived by his wife the former Gloria Wood, and two sons: Stephen and his wife Mary Ellen of Keene, NH and Thomas and his wife Susan of Columbus, OH. He is also survived by his grandchildren: John Robert, Jessica and her husband Greg Coale, and Sally and Thomas Jr. and a great-grandson, Parker Coale. He also leaves his twin brother David and his wife Lucia of Cheshire, CT.

A memorial service will be held next Monday (4-28-2014) at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St. Northfield, MA at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Christine Fontaine, interim pastor, will officiate.

Burial will follow in Pentecost Cemetery, Northfield, MA. A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall of the church immediately following the burial.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St. Northfield, MA 01360 or the charity of one's choice.

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

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Harry L. Glazier
May 15, 1947 ~ March 17, 2014
Northfield, Mass.

Harry L. Glazier, 66, of Parker Avenue, died Monday (3-17-14) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield.

He was born in Brattleboro, Vt. on May 15, 1947, the son of Clayton and Rena (Tyler) Glazier. Harry was educated in Northfield schools and was a graduate of Pioneer Valley Regional School, Class of 1965. He then graduated from Stockbridge School at the University of Mass.

He married the former Margaret Murphy on Aug. 10, 1974 in Ireland.
He was employed as a sales representative for Berkshire Gas in Greenfield for 26 years.

He was a past president of the Northfield Kiwanis Club and a member of St. Patrick's Church in Northfield.

In the early years, he was very active with the Northfield Athletic Association and Little League in Northfield, where he coached and umpired.

He loved watching his grandchildren participate in all their athletic activities. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and all outdoor activities.

He is survived by his wife Margaret of 39 years and his children: Eric and his wife Jennifer of Bernardston and Rena Letourneau and her husband Michael of Erving. He is also survived by two sisters: Donna Bassett and her husband Roger of Northfield and Ella Snow and her husband Peter of Bernardston, and his grandchildren, Joshua, Samuel, William and Jackson Glazier, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday (3-21-14) from the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church, Main Street, Northfield, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in his memory may be made to St. Patrick's Church, 80 Main St., Northfield, MA 01360 or the charity of one's choice.

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Ruth H. Johnson
January 15, 1928 ~ March 7, 2014
Bernardston, Mass.

Ruth H. Johnson, 86, of Northfield Rd., Bernardston died Friday (3-7-2014) at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Rutland, Vt. on January 15, 1928 the daughter of Clifford and Eureta (Flanders) Pratt.

Ruth was educated in Mt. Holly Vt. schools and was a graduate of Black River High School, Ludlow, Vt. class of 1945. Early in life she worked as a telephone operator for New England T & T in Mt. Holly, and Brattleboro, Vt. She was married on May 31, 1947 to Frederic Johnson in Mt. Holly.

She was a former member of the Mt. Holly Grange, the Belmont Community Church, and the Rebecca's in Mt. Holy. In Bernardston, she was a member of the United Church of Bernardston and its Women's Fellowship, and a member of the friends of the Mass. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. She loved her family, flower gardening, reading, music, dancing, and traveling.

She is survived by her husband Fred of 68 yrs. and her son James W. Johnson and his wife Millicent of Mt. Holly, Vt. and a daughter, Rita Johnson of Bernardston, Ma. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Ericka Smith and her husband Ryan, Eureta Biczko and her husband Eric, and Jeremiah Johnson, and her great grandchildren, Amber, Dakota, and James Biczko. Several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Friday (3-14-2014) at 11:30 A.M. at the United Church of Bernardston. Rev. David Neil, Interim Pastor will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in her memory may be made to either: The United Church of Bernardston, P.O. Box 503, Bernardston, Ma. 01337, or the Bernardston Fire Dept., 18 Church St. Bernardston, Ma. 01337, or the Bernardston Police Dept. 256 South St. Bernardston, Ma. 01337.

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

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John "Butch" R. Nahajlo
April 24, 1951 ~ March 1, 2014
Agawam, Mass.

John "Butch" R. Nahajlo, 62, of Agawam, MA. died at Country Estates, Agawam, on Saturday afternoon (3-1-2014).

He was born in the Panama Canal Zone, on April 24, 1951 the son of John and Gladys (Baran) Nahajlo.

He was educated in Agawam schools, and attained the Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America. He served in the U.S. Army from 1971-1977 as a firefighter.

He is survived by his parents John and Gladys of Northfield, MA. and a brother, Robert of N. Granby, CT. and his sisters: Elaine Zimmerman-Barr and her husband Edwin of Northport, FL. and Marie Geoffroy and her husband David of Chicopee, MA. and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday (3-4-2014) from the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, MA at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Main St. Northfield, MA.

Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield.

There are no calling hours.

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Marguerite N. Stacy
June 15, 1925 ~ February 28, 2014
Hanover, N.H.

Marguerite N. Stacy died on February 28, 2014 at her home in Hanover, N.H.

She was born in Vernon, Vt. on June 15, 1925 the daughter of John and Hazel (Thomas) Scherlin.

Her family immigrated from Klockrike Parrish in Ostergotland Sweden arriving in Ellis Island in 1912. Marguerite was the post World War II bride of Marine Corporal Gilbert Stacy. The Stacy's were married 52 years until his death in 1998. They lived the early years of their marriage in Denver, CO and Sacramento, CA; later residing in Northfield and Deerfield, Massachusetts. She was a librarian at Northfield Mount Hermon School and Deerfield Academy where her husband was Director of Physical Plant.

She was a Youth Group Leader at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, Northfield, MA and a Girl Scout Leader at the "Little House" in Northfield. In 2006 she moved to New Hampshire to live closer to her daughter. She made many new friends in her Quail Hollow neighborhood.

She leaves two daughters: Marcia Kemp of Attleboro, MA and Laura Barrett of Hanover, NH. three grandchildren: Jeffery Kemp of Hinsdale, NH, Brent Barrett of Hanover, NH, Gretchen "Molly" Barrett Sutton of Port Ewen, NY; five great-grandchildren, Scott, Megan and Jacob Kemp, Emma Barrett and Ryan Sutton. She also leaves her sister Helen Scherlin Dickinson of Wilbraham, MA.

Graveside services will be held in the spring in Tyler Cemetery, Vernon, VT.
There are no calling hours.

Donations in her memory may be made to: Visiting Nurse Assoc. and Hospice of Vt. and N.H., 66 Benning St. Suite 6, West Lebanon, N.H. 03784.

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

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Lucy E. Wilson
March 1, 1920 ~ February 11, 2014
Bernardston, Mass.

Lucy E. Wilson, 93, formerly of Bald Mountain Road, died Tuesday morning (2-11-14) at Poet's Seat Health Care Center in Greenfield.

She was born in Bernardston on March 1, 1920, the daughter of Howard and Bertha (Chase) Wilson. She attended Bernardston schools and was a 1938 graduate of Powers Institute.

She worked early in life for the offices of Dr. F. Wilton Dean in Northfield and then worked at the former Greenfield Tap & Die in payroll until it closed.

Lucy spent many winters in Florida with her brother. She loved baking, crocheting and knitting. She was very active at the Bernardston Senior Center, where she loved to play Scrabble.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews and her caretaker, Mary Oates of Bernardston, and her dear friend, Abbie Burrows of Greenfield.

Graveside services will be held in the spring at Center Cemetery, Bernardston, at a time to be announced.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Poet's Seat Health Care Activity Fund, 359 High St., Greenfield, MA 01301.

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Dorothy E. Rice
May 14, 1922 ~ February 1, 2014
Northfield, Mass.

Dorothy E. Rice, 91, of Northfield Farms, died Saturday evening (2-1-2014) at Charlene Manor in Greenfield.

She was born in Montague, Ma. on May 14, 1922 the daughter of Ralph and Olive (Pierce) Leach.

She attended schools in Northfield and the Greenfield Vocational School.

She was married to Albert Rice in November of 1940. She kept the home fires burning while Mr. Rice served in U.S. Marine Corps during WW II in the Pacific theater. Mr. Rice predeceased her in 1996.

She was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed cake making, decorating, chair caning, crocheting, crafts and upholstering. Dot was also known as a doughnut expert and was known as a Doctor of Doughnuts. She loved toy poodles, and had a Green thumb, growing almost anything.
She is survived by her children: Judie Manzer and her husband Joseph of Conway, MA. Brian and his wife Linda, and James and his wife Kelleigh, both of Northfield, MA. Four grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was predeceased by two brothers: William, and R. Kenneth, and two sisters: Marian, and Norma.
Funeral Services will be Friday (2-7-2014) at 2 p.m. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield. The Rev. Bruce Burks, Pastor of the Advent Christian Church, Vernon, Vt. will officiate.
Burial will be in the spring in Farms Cemetery, Northfield at a time to be announced.

There will be a calling hour on Friday (2-7-2014) from 1 p.m.. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

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Robert E. Ricker
October 15, 1921 ~ January 29, 2014
Northfield, Mass.

Robert E. Ricker, 92, of Northfield, Mass., died Wednesday evening (1-29-14) at Poet's Seat Health Care Center in Greenfield.

He was born in Groton, Vt., on Oct. 15, 1921, the son of Samuel and Mary (Bixby) Ricker. He attended Groton schools and was a graduate of Vermont School of Carpentry.

He worked as a self-employed finish carpenter both in Vermont and in Massachusetts after moving here in 1978.

He married Helen (Williams) Clough in October of 1978. Mrs. Ricker predeceased him in September of 2013.

He is survived by six stepchildren: Gloria Eddy and her husband Donald of Winchendon, Ma., Warren Clough and his wife Rose of Orange, Ma., Dale Clough and his wife Diane of Northfield, Ma., Marilyn Remillard and her husband Francis of Northampton, Ma., Jerald Clough and his wife Shelia of Bernardston, Ma., and Pamela Blinn and her husband Stephen of Leverett, Ma.; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Harold Williams and his wife Viola of Northfield, Ma., and his sister-in-law, Evelyn Ricker of Groton, Vt., and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a grandson, James Remillard; a great-great-grandson, Jayden Atwood; four brothers and a sister.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at West Northfield Cemetery, Northfield, at a time to be announced.

Donations in his memory may be made to: New England Hospice, c/o Poet's Seat Health Care Center, 359 High St., Greenfield, MA 01301.

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Ida A. Read
July 7, 1919 ~ January 23, 2014
Bernardston, Mass.

Ida A. Read, 94, of River Street, Bernardston, died Thursday morning (1-23-14) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield.

She was born in Bernardston on July 7, 1919, the daughter of Benton and Amelia (Blanchard) Hale. She was educated in Bernardston schools.

She was married to her first husband, Kenneth Deane in Bernardston. Mr. Deane predeceased her in 1946.

She then was married to Walter Read on June 19, 1948. Mr. Read predeceased her in 2007.

She worked many years cleaning homes in the Franklin County area. She also worked at the former Lunch Box restaurant in Bernardston for many years. She was known for baking of apple pies. She loved crocheting, knitting and every kind of craft.

She is survived by her children: Charles Deane of Bernardston, Willis F. Deane and his wife Margaret of Guilford, Vt., Robert A. Deane and his wife Valerie of Bernardston, Doris Brown of Greenfield and Donna Carey and her husband Charles of Greenfield; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Sunday (1-26-14) at 3 p.m. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield. The Rev. David Neal, interim pastor of the United Church of Bernardston, will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in Center Cemetery, Bernardston.

There will be a calling hour from 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday at the funeral home.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Bernardston Fire Dept., 18 Church St., Bernardston, MA 01337.

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Paul J. Kimball
September 21, 1927 ~ January 15, 2014
Greenfield, Mass.

Paul J. Kimball, 86, of The Arbors, Greenfield, died Wednesday morning (1-15-14) at Buckley HealthCare Center, Greenfield.

He was born in Greenfield on Sept. 21, 1927, the son of James and Esther (Thurston) Kimball. Paul attended Greenfield schools and was a 1945 graduate of Greenfield High School.

He then served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines.

He married the former Elaine Zimmerman on July 28, 1951. Elaine predeceased him in 1992.

He worked for many years for the former Millers Falls Tool Co., then becoming Rule Tool, retiring in 1989.

He then moved to Florida, moving back to Greenfield in 2008, due to his health. Before moving, he was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Greenfield, serving on many of its boards. He was a past president of the Millers Falls Credit Union.

Paul loved to travel and share stories of his travels.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Mullins, and his daughter, Brenda Beck and her husband Douglas of Leyden, MA, and two grandchildren: Ross Beck and his wife Jessica and Stephanie Beck.

A memorial service will be Tuesday (1-21-14) at the Leyden United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Pastor Ken Mantler will officiate. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in South Cemetery, Leyden.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in his memory may be made to either: The American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, P.O. Box 6307, Springfield, MA 01101-6307.

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Esther C. Sibley
January 17, 1933 ~ January 14, 2014
Northfield, Mass.

Esther C. Sibley, 80, of Warwick Road, died Tuesday morning (1-14-14) at Wachusett Manor in Gardner, MA.

She was born in Springfield, Vt., on Jan. 17, 1933, the daughter of Raymond and Isabel (Reed) Carter. She was educated in Northfield schools and was a graduate of Northfield High School.

She was married to Arnold M. Sibley on March 12, 1951. They then moved to Barre, MA, and then to Three Rivers, MA, returning to Northfield in 1980. Mr. Sibley predeceased her in 2008.

She worked for Quabbin Valley Regional School for a time and then in the offices of Healey Brothers Insurance Co. for several years. After returning to Northfield, she worked in the insurance offices of Packard, Sawyers, Waters and Bell in Greenfield, MA, retiring in 2000.

She was an active member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Northfield.

She enjoyed dining out, going on rides, and most of all family gatherings.

She is survived by her children: Michael and his wife Nina of Northfield, MA, Stephen R. and his wife Stacey of Lake Oswego, OR, Peter A. and his wife Susan of Clearwater, FL, Mark A. of Northfield, MA, John A. of Daphine, AL, Susan Dral and her husband Richard of Athol, MA, and Carol McKeogh and her husband Daniel of Gardner, MA. She is also survived by her sisters: Lorraine Apple and her husband Donald of Upton, MA, and Helene Greenwood and her husband John of Clifton Park, NY; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Sunday (1-19-14) from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, MA.

A memorial service will be held in the spring at a time to be announced.

Donations in her memory may be made to: Northfield EMS, c/o Mark Fortier, 579 Mt. Hermon Station Road, Northfield, MA 01360.

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Leonide J. Landry
August 10, 1928 ~ January 8, 2014
WInchester, N.H.

Leonide J. "Leo" Landry, 85, of Lake Shore Drive, Winchester, died Jan. 8, 2014, at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Daigle, Maine, Aug. 10, 1928, the first of 13 children to Albert and Yvonne (Corriveau) Landry. He grew up around Fort Kent, Maine. In January 1949, he enlisted in the United States Army at Fort Bliss, Texas, and served the nation for 25 years before retiring as a command sergeant major. He completed three combat tours in Korea and Vietnam and served an additional seven years in the Federal Republic of Germany during the Cold War before retiring in 1974.

After the service, he went to work for the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security and in a short time was leading one of the state offices offering assistance to the unemployed. He was a very active parishioner of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Northfield, Mass. Before settling in Winchester, he served in many military parishes as lector, usher and president of the Holy Name Society. He was a member of the Winchester VFW and the American Legion Post 5 in Brattleboro and also a member of the Winchester Kiwanis Club. He enjoyed the company of his loving cat, Marley.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Winifred "Winnie" (MacMahon), whom he married June 11, 1955, at Holy Cross Church in Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sons, Mark and his wife, Diane, of Unity and Paul of Lebanon; two daughters, Christine Landry of Salem and Jessica Landry of Winchester; his grandchildren, Stacy Andes of West Chester, Pa., and Kimberley Oars of Lakewood, Wash.; and three brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:15 a.m. at Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, Mass. (www.kidderfuneralhome.com), followed by a liturgy of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 80 Main St., Northfield. Rev. Thomas Lisowski, pastor, will officiate. Burial with full military honors will be in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery in Winchester.

Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Winchester Ambulance Memorial Fund, 1 Richmond Road, Winchester 03470.

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Wallis M. (Black) Boyd
December 21, 1936 ~ January 4, 2014
Northfield, Mass.

Wallis M. Boyd, 77, of Millers Falls Road, Northfield, died Saturday afternoon (1-4-14) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield.

She was born in Greenfield, Ma., on December 21, 1936 the daughter of Kenneth R. and Blanche M. (Jillson) Black.

She attended Northfield schools and was a graduate of the former Northfield High School. She lived in Northfield most of her life.

She was employed by the Greenfield Tap & Die for 33 years, and help operate, with her husband, Boyd's Auto Body. She was married to Henry E. Boyd for 54 years.

She is survived by her husband Henry, and a brother Ellsworth R. Black and his wife Lois of Northfield, and a sister Louise I. Shatney of Manchester, N.H., and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother Leland A. Black in 1957.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no services.

Burial will be in West Northfield Cemetery in the spring.

Donations in her memory may be made to either: Northfield Fireman's Fund, 93 Main St., Northfield, Ma. 01360 or the Trinitarian Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 147 Main St., Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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

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Charles "Chuck" Samuel Blake
October 23,1927 ~ December 29, 2013
Bernardston, Mass.

Charles "Chuck" Samuel Blake, 86, of Turners Falls Rd. Bernardston, Ma. died Sunday (12-29-2013) at his home surrounded by all his family.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Oct. 23, 1927 the son of Charles S. and Vena Beatrice (Dewey) Blake. Chuck was a 1945 graduate of Greenfield High School. He was a sergeant in the army, serving during WW II in the European Theater. He worked for the Greenfield Recorder for 42 years as a stereotyper and later as staff photographer, retiring in 1990. He was a noted wedding photographer for many years. He was a lifetime member of the Bernardston Veterans Organization, where he served as treasurer for many years, and VFW Post 1034, Brattleboro, Vt. the National Press Photographers Assoc. and the American Legion Post #5 Brattleboro, Vt. He was a Boy Scout leader for Troop 5 in Greenfield (along with Hans Jobst) and Troop 6 in Bernardston. He loved appearing in the ministrel shows held in the 50's and 60's. In 1990, Chuch was awarded the Frances M. Wells Animal Shelter Award. He was an accomplished gardener, always keeping a huge garden and growing the best Asparagus in the East. He was famous for his dill pickles. He loved making up stories for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He always had a practical or spoken joke and a smile for everyone. He enjoyed traveling, cooking and watching animal shows on TV. He was avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox Fan.

He is survived by his wife the former Marian Floice Hubbard, whom he married August 19, 1950, and his children: Darleyne Ann Wood and her husband Paul of Bernardston, Deborah Jean Russell and her husband Michael of Abington, Peter David Blake and his wife Mary-Jane (Willis) of Northfield, Amanda Marian Cronin and her husband David of Florence, Daniel Richard Blake and his wife Mary Kathryn (Austin) of Proctor, Vt, and Melissa Lynne Alden and her husband Andrew of Leominster. Two brothers: Richard Douglas Blake and his wife Jeanne of Williamstown, and David Kendall Blake of Kittery, ME. his sister Linda Beatrice Smith and her husband Delma of Sandwich. 18 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Theodore Blake.

Funeral Services with full military honors will be Saturday Jan. 4, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield. Burial will be private.

Calling hours will be Friday (1-3-2014) from 5-7 P.M. at the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to either: Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, P.O. Box 6305, Springfield, Ma. 01101, or the Bernardston Veterans Organization, P.O. Box 428, Bernardston, Ma. 01337.

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John T. Callahan
March 2, 1956 ~ November 16, 2013
Northfield, Mass.

John T. Callahan, 88, of Highland Ave., Northfield, MA, died Thursday morning (12-12-13) at the Buckley HealthCare Center in Greenfield.

He was born in Keene, N.H., on May 24, 1925, the son of Eugene and Loretta (Turner) Callahan. John was educated in Keene (N.H.) schools and was a graduate of Keene State College and then attained his master's degree from Boston University.

Prior to college, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served during WWII in the European Theater, and received a purple heart after being severely wounded.
He married the former Jean Underwood in 1948. His wife predeceased him in 2003.

He started his teaching career at Powers Institute in Bernardston, teaching chemistry. He then moved to Pioneer Valley Regional School in 1957, when it opened. While at Pioneer, he taught chemistry and spent several years as Assistant Principal, retiring in 1986. In 1965, he received the Weigand Memorial Foundation Award for excellence in teaching. After retirement, he taught for several years at Greenfield Community College and Northfield Mount Hermon School.

He was an avid golfer and was club champion at the Northfield Golf Course for several years.

He loved his children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time at the family cottage at Spofford Lake.

He is survived by his children: Nancy Putnam and her husband Stephen of Greenfield, Susan Rafferty and her husband Kevin of Portsmouth, N.H., John "Jack" and his wife Maureen of Peach Tree City, Ga., James "Jim" of Portsmouth, N.H., and Pamela Bullock and her husband Dean of Rutland, Vt. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Kate Putnam, Erin Rafferty Renna, Chris Rafferty, Jill Putnam, Jake, Jamie, Kasey, Danny and Kelsey Callahan, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday (12-17-13) from the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church, Main Street, Northfield, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, pastor, will officiate. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Keene, N.H.

Calling hours will be Monday evening (12-16-13) from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Northfield VFW Post 9874, c/o James Field, 242 Alexander Hill Road, Northfield, MA 01360.

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Daniel L. Spector
March 2, 1956 ~ November 16, 2013
Northfield, Mass.

Daniel L. Spector, 57 of Northfield, MA. died Saturday evening at his home in the presence of his family. He was born in Boston, Ma. on March 2, 1956, the son of Frederick, and Margaret (Mylchrest) Spector.

Daniel grew up in Medway, Ma. and attended schools there. He was married on July 21, 1984 to the former Sharyn Furtado the love of his life. He owned and operated Spector Contracting in Middleborough, Ma. for many years. In 2013 he graduated from Greenfield Community College with a degree in Environmental Science. He enjoyed hunting, woodworking, golf and motorcycling.

He is survived by his wife Sharyn of 29 years, and his father Frederick of Maine. He is also survived by a brother: Lawrence and his wife Patricia of Medway, MA. and a sister: Michelle Sharp and her husband Jesse, of Northport, FL. Many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Maureen Fleming. Daniel also leaves behind his pets Cassius, Rudy, Elroy, and Sam.

Private Services will be held in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Stoughton, Ma. where he will be interred along with his loving dog, Brutus.

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

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

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Edith Josephine (Reid) Fisher
April 24, 1922 ~ November 16, 2013
Leyden, Mass.

Edith Josephine (Reid) Fisher, 91 formerly of Leyden, Ma. died Saturday afternoon (11-16-2013) at Poet Seat Healthcare, in Greenfield, Ma. She was born in Leyden, Ma. on April 24, 1922 the daughter of Frederick and Elinor (Smith) Reid. Edith grew up in Deerfield, Ma. and attended Deerfield Elementary school, and graduated from Deerfield Academy.

She was married to Wayne Leslie Fisher, who predeceased her in 1983. She loved Leyden and Deerfield. For many years she collected local histories and writings about Franklin County towns; especially anything to do with Leyden and Deerfield. She loved to cook and bake. For years she worked on and baked for Leyden blueberry suppers, the Leyden booth at the Greenfield Fair, chicken pie suppers, receptions and parties. She covered every chore at the fair booth being cashier, cook, server, and potato peeler. When she could no longer work at the booth, she worked from home baking pies, muffins, crisps, puddings, bean, roasted chicken and turkey, or any other item the booth needed.

She was a Sunday school teacher and 4-H leader. From 1970-1980, she was the Leyden Tax Collector. She was a census volunteer, member of the Leyden School Committee from 1961-1966, a library trustee from 1976-1980, a member of the historical commission from 1975-2006, a voter registration volunteer for many years. Edith was the Leyden Lion's Club 1985 Citizen of the Year. She became a member of the Leyden Methodist Church in 1946. She held every Church office serving as chairperson on some of them. She was a guest preacher several times, writing her own sermons.

She is survived by four sons: Wayne Leslie and his wife Gloria of Leyden, MA. Robert Howard and his wife Susan of Montague, MA. Merton Edward of Highlands Ranch, CO, and Richard Paul and his wife Elizabeth of Port Charlotte, FL. and a daughter: Joy Anita Whitney of Port Charlotte, FL. One brother: Walter Reid and his wife Beverly of Greenfield, MA. Many, many, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be Thursday (11-21-2013) at 11:00 A.M. at the Leyden United Methodist Church. Pastor Ken Mantler will officiate. Burial will follow in South Cemetery, Leyden, Ma.

Calling hours will be Wednesday evening (11-20-2013) at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. from 7-9-P.M.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Leyden United Methodist, Church, 15 West Leyden Rd. Leyden, MA. 01337.

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Gladys G. Lanoue
January 30, 1930 ~ November 9, 2013
Holyoke, Mass.

Gladys G. Lanoue, 83 of Holyoke, Ma. died at home Saturday morning (11-9-2013) surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Hinsdale, NH on January 30, 1930 the daughter of Charles and Jennie (Clark) Kimplin. Gladys loved country music and was known in the area for her ability to yodel. In her earlier years she sang on the local radio station WHAI in Greenfield, Ma.

She is survived by six daughters: Frances Blanchard, and Alice Couture of Holyoke, Ma. Dorothy Couture and Katherine Therrien and her husband Richard both of Westfield, Ma. Patricia L'Heureux and her husband John of Chicopee, Ma. and Tammy Bergeron and her husband Larry of W. Springfield, Ma. She is also survived by a step daughter Arlene Tack of Chicopee, Ma. and her brother: Arthur Kimplin and his wife Mary of Florida. Thirty four grandchildren including a special one Aleyx Bernard. twenty-two great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Many Nieces and Nephews. She was predeceased by sons, Bim and Bobby Couture, and daughter Judith Colon.

Funeral Services will be Thursday (11-14-2013) at 11:00 A.M. at Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. Burial will follow in Green Cemetery, Greenfield, Ma.

Calling hours will be Wednesday evening from 4-7 P.M. at the funeral home.

Donations in her memory may be made to Baystate VNA and Hospice, 50 Maple St. Springfield, Ma. 01103.

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Gilbert A. Johnson
February 26, 1941 ~ November 6, 2013
Guilford, Vt.

Gilbert A. Johnson, 72, of Weatherhead Hollow Road, Guilford, died Wednesday (11-6-13) morning at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 26, 1941, the son of Sidney and Hjorois (Olsen) Johnson. Gill received his undergraduate from Dowling College and then his MA in Ed. from Keene State College.

He married the former Rene Bentley Miller on April 6, 1985.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1962.

He was a career veteran of the Nuclear Power Industry, beginning his career at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in N.Y. His career saw him working at several nuclear power facilities including Vermont Yankee in Vernon, Vt. He finished his career working for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

He had a lifelong dedication to education and taught Math at Brattleboro Union High School for a year. He was involved in teaching at all levels in the Nuclear Industry. He also was a devoted teacher of religion and was a current member of the Vernon Union Church.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years Rene, and three sons: Christopher and his wife Mariko of Leavenworth, KS, David of Dallas, TX, and Kirk and his wife Cheryl of Lake Mary, FL. He is also survived by a stepson, Todd Miller and his wife Rose of Pittsfield, NH, and a stepdaughter, Tammie Martin and her husband Tom of Guilford, VT, and his beloved mother-in-law, Mary Lou Bentley of Vernon, Vt.; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service on Friday (11-8-13) at 11 a.m. at Beaver Meadow Cemetery, Leyden, Mass. The Rev. Jeffrey Tibbetts, pastor of the Vernon Union Church, will officiate. Military honors by members of the U.S. Navy will be held.

There are no calling hours.

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

A reception will follow at the Vernon Union Church after the service.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Vernon Union Church, 2631 Ft. Bridgman Rd., Vernon, VT 05354.

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Christine A. Burdick
October 28, 1933 ~ October 23, 2013
Bernardston, Mass.

Christine A. Burdick, 79, of Northfield Road, died Wednesday evening (10-23-13) at home, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Greenfield on Oct. 28, 1933, the daughter of Milford and Della (Faye) Andrew. She was educated in Northfield schools and was a graduate of Northfield High School, Class of 1951.

She was married to Ralph E. Burdick on July 2, 1955 in Northfield.

Early in life, she worked at the former Greenfield Tap & Die Corp. in Greenfield, MA. After raising her family she went back to work at Northfield Mount Hermon School, from where she retired.

She loved and lived for her family. She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening, knitting, trips to the ocean and dining out. She loved all animals and was an avid Red Sox fan.

With her husband of 58 years, she is also survived by three sons: Stephen and his wife Carleen of Ashuelot, NH, Stuart of Windsor Locks, CT, and Stanley of Bernardston, MA; one daughter, Betty Schneider and her husband William of Colrain, MA. She is also survived by a brother, Florin Andrew and his wife Juanita of Hinsdale, NH, and two sisters: Marion Griffin of Charlemont, MA, and Helen Hamilton of Florida; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 264 Cottage St., Springfield, MA 01104.

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Norma "Nonnie" Lea Jablonski
February 17, 1934 ~ October 22, 2013
Montague, Mass.

Norma ""Nonnie"" Lea Jablonski, 79, of York, PA, and previously of Montague, MA, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, after a prolonged illness. She passed peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Montague, MA, on Feb. 17, 1934, she was the daughter of Roger E. and Catherine F. (Bragg) Newton. She was a graduate of Turners Falls High School, Class of 1952, and remained in Montague for most of her life.

Nonnie married the love of her life, Bernard ""Bernie"" Jablonski, on April 26, 1974 in Whately. Bernie passed away in 1978, and always remained in her heart. She never remarried.
Nonnie had a huge heart and was always opening her home to others. Her family was fond of her storytelling (and contagious laugh), which usually revolved around antics while growing up and raising children and grandchildren in the town she was so fond of. Nonnie seemed to know everybody and made friends everywhere she went. She loved getting together with family, attending church on Sundays, talking over coffee, cooking for family and friends, knitting and crocheting.

In addition to her parents and husband, Nonnie was preceded in death by her daughter, Katherine J. Zabko, Sugarloaf, PA, in 2009.

She is survived by her brother, Ronald B. Newton of Polk City, FL; three daughters: Kellie Brandt and her husband Daniel of York, PA, Kim McCabe of Texas and Shawn Jablonski of San Antonio, TX; two sons, Bernard Jablonski and his wife Lisa of Colchester, CT, and Robert Jablonski and his wife Linda of Leverett, MA. She also leaves several grandchildren: Clark Coffman of New Oxford, PA, Tiffany Marrara of Lebanon, CT, Kristine Bartlett of Leverett, MA, Shannon Zabko of West Chester, PA, Andrew Jablonski of Abington, MA, Rocky Jablonski of Colchester, CT, Aaron Zabko of Hephzibah, GA, Daniel Jablonski of Leverett, MA, Katelyn Jablonski of Greenfield, MA, Sarah Stetson of York, PA; six great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and her feline companion, Patches.
Funeral services will be Saturday (10-26-13) at 11 a.m. at the North Leverett Baptist Church, 70 North Leverett Rd., No. Leverett, MA. The Rev. Larry Riddle and Pastor Verne Williams will officiate. Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery, Montague, MA.

Calling hours are this evening (10-25-13) from 6 to 8 at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, MA.

Donations in her memory may be made to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition at: www.ovarian.org.

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Bruce E. Galbraith
July 24, 1959 ~ October 11, 2013
Turners Falls, Mass.

Bruce E. Galbraith, 54, of Turners Falls, died Friday morning (10-11-13) at Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, Ma.

He was born in Weymouth, Ma. on July 24, 1959, the son of Ronald and Edith (MacDonald) Galbraith.

Bruce graduated from Pioneer Valley Regional School in Northfield in 1978. He previously worked at the Book Press in Brattleboro, Vt. and then for many years as cook at Wendy's in Northampton, Ma.

He was a man who enjoyed collecting items, including American Eagles, Classic American Model Cars, Replica Tall ships, sailboats, and Light Houses, Shells and any Nautical items. He loved watching movies on VHS and DVDs. He also collected books particularly religious books, Jig Saw Puzzles and games.

He is survived by his partner Cameron Graves of Turners Falls, Ma., his mother: Edith Galbraith of Gill, Ma., his brother: David and sister Donna Galbraith both of Gill, Ma. He is also survived by his Uncle Dean Galbraith and Aunts Joan Hart and her husband George, and Margaret Weldon, and sister-in-law Mary Lou Galbraith. Four Nieces.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 from the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church, Main St., Northfield, Ma., at 11 a.m. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor, will officiate.

Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield, Ma.

Calling hours will be Tuesday evening (10-15-2013) from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Kenneth W. Heidelman
May 13, 1942 ~ September 21, 2013
New York City, N.Y.

Kenneth W. Heidelman, 71 formerly of New York City, died Saturday morning (9-21-2013) at Cheshrie Medical Center, Keene, N.H. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 13, 1942, the son of William and Mary (Sytnik) Heidelman.

Ken graduated from the School of Industrial Art in New York City in 1960. He then attended the Pratt Institute for 2 years. He started working in the Display Industry at the age of 18 and continued until his death. He married the former Kim Roth in June 3, 1983 in New York. He owned and operated his own company. He enjoyed cruising on his boat "Wildest Dream" throughout the Long Island Sound and Hudson River. He was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for 7 years. With his wife he traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and Europe. He loved hanging out with his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife Kim, and a son: Michael Heidelman, and a sister, Marlene Butler.

Funeral Services will be Saturday (9-28-2013) from the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Mass. at 9:15 A.M. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church, 80 Main St. Northfield, Ma. at 10:00 A.M. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield, Ma.

Calling hours will be Friday evening (9-27-2013) from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

If you would like to make a donation in his name. There are 2 charities.

The Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Vermont & NH.
www.vnavnh.org
or you can send a check to:
VNAVNH
PO Box 976
White River Junction, VT 05001

OR

The Winchester Learning Center
www.winchesterlearningcenter.org
info@winchesterlearningcenter.org
109 Keene Rd
Winchester NH 03470

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Elizabeth A. Shippa
March 22, 1939 ~ September 20, 2013
Bernardston, Mass.

Elizabeth A. Shippa, 74 of Turners Falls Rd. Bernardston, died Friday morning (9-20-2013) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, Ma. She was born in Brewer, Maine, on March 22, 1939 the daughter of Herbert and Evelyn (Reed) Drinkwater. She married Eugene Shippa, on February 16, 1960 in Brewer while Mr. Shippa was stationed in the U.S. Air Force. She worked as a medical secretary at what is now Eastern Maine Medical Center. They returned to Bernardston in 1966, and she spent many years working at Franklin County Technical School in the cafeteria. She was a long standing member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Greenfield. She loved the ocean and returning to Maine to visit. She mostly cherished her family, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Eugene of 53 years, and her daughter Kathryn Page and her husband Dennis of Leyden, Ma. and her son Steven and his wife Jody of Berryville, Va. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Jason, Jeffery, Andrew and Eric Page, and Gregory, Lauren, Benjamin, and Ashley Shippa, and her great grandchildren: Adryanna, Camden, and Brody Page. She is also survived by a brother, Russell Drinkwater and his wife Althea of Ft. Meyers, FL. and sister: Jane Carter and her husband William of Lenoir, NC. She was predeceased by a brother Richard and sister-in-law Jeanne.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday (9-25-2013) at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery, Bernardston, Ma.

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

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Helen E. (Williams) Clough Ricker
April 13, 1918 ~ September 11, 2013
Northfield, Mass.

Helen E. (Williams) Clough Ricker, 95 of Pine Meadow Rd. Northfield, died Wednesday morning (9-11-2013) at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Topsham, Vt. on April 13, 1918, the daughter of Eugene and Margaret (Bixby) Williams. She was educated in Northfield schools and was a graduate of Northfield High School. She was a nurse and worked for several years at the former Franklin County Public Hospital. She was married on February 2, 1941 to Charles Clough. Mr. Clough predeceased her in 1969. She then married Robert Ricker in October of 1978.

She is survived by her husband and children, Gloria Eddy and her husband Donald of Winchendon, Ma. Warren "Pat" Clough and his wife Rose of Orange, Ma. Dale Clough and his wife Diane of Northfield, Ma. Marilyn Remillard and her husband Francis of Northampton, Ma. Jerald Clough and his wife Shelia of Bernardston, Ma. and Pam Blinn and her husband Stephen of Leverett, Ma. She is also survived by grandchildren: Jeffry, Robbie, and Charlie Eddy, Becky Harmon, Donna Yetter, Linda Freeman, Darrell Clough, Holly Remillard, Joshua and Emily Hutchinson, Christopher and Lori Phillips.

A brother: Harold Williams and his wife Viola of Northfield, Ma. 18 great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson James Remillard, and a great great grandson Jayden Atwood.

A graveside will be held on Saturday (9-14-2013) at 11:00 A.M. at West Northfield Cemetery, Northfield, Ma. The Rev. Dr. Christine Fontaine, Interim Pastor of the Trinitarian Congregational Church will officiate.

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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Harlan "Jeff" E. Randall
July 26, 1926 ~ September 4, 2013
Winchester, N.H.

Harlan "Jeff" E. Randall, 87, of South Parish Road, Winchester, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday evening (9-4-13) after a brief illness.

He was born in Northfield, MA, on July 26, 1926, the son of Leon and Lillian (Flansburg) Randall. Jeff was educated in Northfield schools and was a graduate of Northfield High School.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Pacific Theater.

After returning from the service, he worked for several years at the former Jordan's Chevrolet in the parts department. He then went to work for the New England Tel. & Tel. as a repair and installation person, where he worked until his retirement in the 1980s.

He married the former Myrtle Taylor. Myrtle predeceased him in 1989.

He was a member of the Winchester, N.H. VFW 3968 and a member of the Winchester American Legion Post 44.

He was a man who could fix or build just about anything, including some of his own homes. He loved to play cribbage.

He is survived by three daughters: Angela Graf of San Antonio, TX, Virginia Royce and her husband Henry "Jim" Blair of Hinsdale, N.H., and Donna Tacy and her husband Ronald of Winchester, N.H.; his grandchildren: Jeremiah Garland, Jessica LeClaire, Gregory Graf and Jennifer Wilson. He is also survived by a brother: Lawrence "Gramp" and his wife Lois of Vergennes, VT, and sisters: Janice Maroney of Hadley, MA, and Mary June Sorensen of Smithville, TX; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Tuesday (9-10-13) at 11 a.m. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, MA. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester, N.H., with military honors provided by the Winchester VFW.

Calling hours will be Monday evening from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to the West Northfield Playground Association, in care of Cheryl Teft, 82 West Road, Northfield, MA 01360.

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Lucille H. Moran
August 18, 1916 ~ August 29, 2013
Northfield, Mass.

Lucille H. Moran, 97, of Mt. Hermon Station Rd. Northfield, Ma. died Thursday morning (8-29-2013) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Ma. She was born in Swamscott, Ma. on August 18, 1916. Lucille had been a resident of Northfield for over 40 years. She was employed for many years as the secretary for the Bernardston Senior Center. She was also a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Franklin County.

She is survived by a son: William Hamilton and his wife Sue of South Salem, N.Y. and five daughters: Jane Hamilton of Mamaronack, N.Y. Linda Hamilton of Laurens, N.Y. Betty Manganiello of E. Arlington, Vt. Pam Nardone and her husband Armond, of Millbrook, N.Y. and Beverly Bona of Franklin, N.J. Nine grandchildren, and 16 Great grandchildren.

Funeral services will Monday (9-9-2103) at 11:00 A.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. The Rev. Charles Bordonaro, Pastor of the Northfield Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Pentecost Cemetery, Northfield, Ma.

There will be a calling hour on Monday (9-9-2013) from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Bernardston Senior Ctr. 20 Church St. Bernardston, Ma. 01337.

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