Judith A. Smith
July 7, 1957 ~ October 24, 2014
Winchester, N.H.

Judith A. Smith, 57, formerly of Stearns Court, Hinsdale, died Oct. 27, 2014, at the home of her son Adam in Winchester, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Lebanon July 7, 1957, daughter of Arthur F. and Clara (Walden) Godfrey Jr. She worked for many years housekeeping for various families in the tri-state area. She was a member of the Advent Christian Church in Vernon, Vt.

Survivors include her children, Adam Paul Godfrey and his wife, Carrie, of Winchester, Corey Lynn Bacon of Brattleboro and Star Schumacker of Arizona; stepdaughter, Bonnie Hazell, and her husband, Bill, of Wilmington, Vt.; her siblings, Carl Godfrey, Shirley Godfrey, Frank Godfrey and Josie Shumway, all of West Fairlee, Vt., Fred Godfrey of Barre, Vt., Karen Benoit and her husband, Mike, of Claremont, Ramona Godfrey of Waterbury, Vt., and Florence Keating of Essex Junction, Vt.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Advent Christian Church, 4554 Fort Bridgman Road, Vernon, Vt. Rev. Bruce Burks, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There are no calling hours.

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Donald "Robbie" J. Robinson
February 25, 1933 ~ October 26, 2014
Hendersonville, N.C

Donald "Robbie" J. Robinson, 81, of Hendersonville, N.C. died Sunday (10-26-2014) at Parkridge Hospital in Hendersonville. He was born in Montague City, Ma. at the Farren Memorial Hospital, on February 25, 1933, the son of Frank and Stephie (Chezik) Robinson.

He was raised and educated in Millers Falls/Erving Schools. He was employed in construction for many years as a heavy equipment operator. He worked on the Interstate Highway system in VT, NH and MA through the duration of the project. He was employed at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant for 2 years as a Tower crane operator and various other equipment for CBI. He then worked at the Northfield Mountain Hydro Project for 3 years. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 98 in Longmeadow, Ma. as well as IUOE Local 302, Seattle, WA and Anchorage, AL.

In 1975 Don moved to Alaska where he lived for 10 years, working on the Alaskan Pipeline from Prudhoe Bay to the terminal in Valdez. He worked for Husky Oil Co. for 5 years at the support base camp at Camp Loney, located on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, 75 miles east of Pt. Barrow. He then worked for 4 years as a Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant operator. This was his most challenging job he encountered in his working career. As Don's mother would call him, my wondering son, moved to Florida, where he continued working in the Water/Wastewater treatment, for Decca Development Corp. as their supervisor over their treatment facilities.

Florida was good for Don, where he met Joan Redecker and they were married. They made their home at the Retirement Community where Don worked. They retired in 1995. The wondering bug hit again. They bought an RV and traveled the east coast for several years. They bought their home in Hendersonville. The RV sold, but that old travel bug was still with Don. He loved dirt late model racing. He and Joan traveled to many dirt tracks on the east coast, where they would make many friends at most of his race events.

He is survived by his wife Joan, and two stepdaughters: Irene L. Cubbage of Delaware, and Georgianne Bury of Beach Lake, N.Y. He is also survived by three sisters: Margaret Vogel and her husband Glenn of Washington State, Beverly Robinson of Turners Falls, Ma. and June Mazor and her late husband Roger of Greenfield, Ma. Many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be Monday (11-3-2014) from the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, Ma. at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 80 Main St., Northfield, Ma. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Millers Falls, Ma. There are no calling hours.
Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St., Suite 2, Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

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Russell Bigelow
October 24, 2014
Winchester, N.H.

Russell Bigelow, 86, of Winchester, N.H., passed away peacefully October 24, 2014 surrounded by his loving family at Bentley Commons, Keene, N.H.

He was the beloved husband for 61 years to Constance (Beals) Bigelow and endearing father to Kirk Bigelow of Keene, N.H. Rebecca Gulliver and husband David of Springdale, AR, and Pamela LaPorte and husband David of Weathersfield, CT. He is the grandfather of four beautiful grandchildren: Rebecca (Petrella) and husband Ryan McConville of Broad Brook, CT, Amy Petrella of Palm Beach Garden, FL, Robert Gulliver, Airman First Class of Aviano, Italy, and Eric Gulliver of Fayetteville, AR. He is also great-grandfather to Colin McConville. He is survived by his sister Martha Jane (Bigelow) and her husband Benjamin Shaw of Bernardston, MA. He is predeceased in death by his father and mother Harold and Dorothy (Putnam) Bigelow of Northfield, MA, and his oldest brother Harold Bigelow Jr. of Winchester, N.H.

Known to all as Russ, he was born in Greenfield, MA, and lived his childhood years in Northfield, MA on a small dairy farm. He learned from his grandfather Fostine Bigelow, the art of leather work and harness repair, which became his renowned reputation over the years to come. He met his wife Connie in Vernon, VT in the early fifties at a local dance where they danced a first dance and from that point forward danced their way through life. They were married in 1953 in Westminster, VT.

Russ was a master artisan in multiple medias including leather, painting and copper. He received recognition as a "master artist' by the League of New Hampshire Arts and Crafts. He received multiple grants through the New Hampshire Council on the Arts to re-enact the art of harness making by taking on an apprentice and teaching how to make a Civil War reproduction saddle and a full set of horse-drawn carriage harness. For a while in the '70s he dabbled in copper sculpture and assisted in the copper duck, water sculptor at the Springfield, MA, D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts. Russ is nationally recognized for his making and restoration of antique and reproduction fire buckets, all hand made and painted to recognize fire department stations, family crests, local scenery, or whatever painting the customer desired.

Most notable of recognition is Russ Bigelow's knowledge and collection of early American leather and wood making tools. Recently Russ was recognized by Proleptic Inc. - Shop Talk! Magazine, a collector magazine, by saying: "Mr. Bigelow has perhaps the single most comprehensive and important collection of leather working tools in the United States, many of which are unique and irreplaceable. ... Simply put: It is a world-class, museum quality collection that should be preserved for its historical importance."

All said, Russ was a master craftsman, gardener, chef, father, and husband. He will be greatly missed by all that ever met him, or knew him. As his family our hearts are broken, but at peace, we no longer have Dad, Grandpa, and husband to share our lives.

Our family would like to thank all the staff of Bentley Commons, an assisted living community in Keene, N.H. for their exuberant friendship, compassion, and wonderful care. Of special note we give our blessings to the following staff for their amazing support in making Dad's last year of life very special. Susie, Patrice, and other numerous health aides. We also want to thank the staff of Keene Hospice Care for their warm and amazing care. Of special thanks we would like to recognize the following Hospice Care team members for exceeding our family's expectations: special thanks to Ken, Nina, Peggy, and Aileen.

A celebration of Russ's life will be held with family and friends at the Putnam/Bigelow family gravesite at South Parish Cemetery in Winchester, on Tuesday October 28th. The graveside service will be small private ceremony high on a hill under beautiful New England October skies.

Donations in celebration of Russ's wonderful life may be made to Keene Hospice, P.O. Box 564, Keene, N.H. 03431, whose team of caregivers provided warm and compassionate care throughout his last year of life.

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Margaret "Peg" A. Deane
December 15, 1941 ~ October 10, 2014
Guilford, N.H.

Margaret "Peg" A. Deane, 72, of Spring Hill Road, Guilford, died Friday evening (10-10-2014) at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brattleboro, Vt.

She was born in Riverside N.J. on December 15, 1941 the daughter of Gilbert and Anne (Knight) Ruff.

Peg's primary education was in New Jersey, and she received a degree in Nursing from Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Ma. She had a lifelong love of horses, opening many opportunities for career and enjoyment.

She was married to Willis Deane on July 5, 1985 in Riverton, N.J.
She was the official pit raker for the Franklin County Fair in Greenfield for many years. She drove a truck for Charles Deane construction in Bernardston for several years, and then worked as a nurse at several locations in Franklin County for many years.

She is survived by her husband Willis "Willie" of 29 years, and her children: Robert M. Hannermann and his wife Grace of Delanco, N.J. and Constance Felker of West Barnstable, Ma. and her step-children: Timothy Deane of Bernardston, Ma., and Pamela Deane of Bernardston, Ma. Seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother: Gilbert Ruff and his wife Susan of Guilford, Vt.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Center Cemetery, Bernardston, Ma., at 11 a.m. The Rev David Neil, Pastor of the United Church of Bernardston, will officiate.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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Istvan ""Stephen"" Kozma
October 16, 1936 ~ October 9, 2014
Gill, Mass.

Istvan ""Stephen"" Kozma, 77, of Main Rd., Gill, Ma. died Thursday morning (10-9-2014) at Buckley HealthCare Center, Greenfield, Ma. surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Tet, Hungary on October 16, 1936, the son of Istvan and Terez (Tomaskovicz) Kozma. He immigrated to the United States in 1956. He was married on July 5, 1958 to the former Marita Bassett. He was employed for over 50 years at Esleck Paper in Turners Falls, retiring in 2007. He was an avid Red Sox fan, and gardener. He loved woodworking, and Hungarian cooking. His first love was always his family, especially his children and grand and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Marita, and his children: Stephen of Bernardston, Ma., David of Gill, Ma., Teresa Young and her husband Dennis of W. Chesterfield, N.H., Lynda Kozma of Greenfield, Ma. and Barbara Kozma of Northfield, Ma. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Brandon and Andria Kozma, Aaron Castine, Leslie Calkins and her husband Norman III, and Amanda Young, and his great-granddaughter, Ella Kozma, a brother Laszlo Kozma of Hungary. Many nieces and nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters: Ibolya Kozma, and Ilona Teszeri.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday (10-14-2014) at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, Ma. at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. E. Lindsay Carroll of the Brattleboro Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in West Northfield Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Monday evening (10-13-2014) from 6-8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Donations in his memory may be made to The Gill Fire Department, 196A Main Rd., Gill, Ma. 01354, or the charity of one's choice.

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Mary L. Johnson
July 2, 1933 ~ October 6, 2014
Hinsdale, N.H.

Mary L. Johnson, 81, of Plain Rd., Hinsdale, NH, died Monday afternoon (10-6-2014) at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Ashuelot, NH on July 2, 1933, the daughter of Joseph and Rosanna (Gaillardetz) Tacy. Mary was educated in Ashuelot schools. She was married on July 7, 1949 to Donald R. Johnson. Mr. Johnson predeceased her in 1994. She spent her life raising her family, which she loved so very much. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, baking and karaoke. Her favorite times were the holidays spent with family and friends.

She is survived by her children: Donald R. Jr. and his wife Madeline of Cumberland, MD, Ronald Johnson Sr. and his wife Julie of Swanzey, NH, Clarence Johnson of Concord, NH, Dona Hudson and her husband Michael of Hinsdale, NH, Darlene Ogden of Hinsdale, NH, Dorlene Smith and her husband Donald of Winchester, NH and Deanna Baker and her husband Philip of Northfield, MA, 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service in Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester, NH will be held at a time to be announced.
There are no calling hours.

Donations in her memory may be made to either: Pioneer Valley Regional School Football Team, 97 F. Sumner Turner Dr., Northfield, Ma. 01360, or the Monadnock High School Football Team, 600 Old Homestead Highway, Swanzey, NH 03446, or Northern Lights Parents Assoc./Legends, P.O. Box 10341, Swanzey, NH 03446.

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Hilda Hill Stewart
January 25, 1924 ~ October 5, 2014
Northfield, Mass.

Hilda Hill Stewart, died on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at home in Northfield, Massachusetts. Hilda was born January 25, 1924 in Ellison Ridge, Mississippi and was a graduate of Mississippi State College for Women. She studied at Colgate Rochester Divinity School and held an advanced degree from Boston University School of Education.

She was the wife of Reverend Alexander Stewart Jr. whom she married in Louisville, MS on October 20, 1946. Together Hilda and Alex spent 68 years in shared ministries of service. Hilda gave active leadership in churches and communities in Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania. Her career included both teaching and social work. She was a lifelong activist in peace movement, civil rights, women's issues, and actively supported environmental concerns, animal welfare and wildlife projects. The family summer home in Northfield, MA remained her place of refuge, spiritual renewal, memorable gatherings and celebrations with family and friends. It was to Northfield that Hilda and Alex retired to enjoy the world of nature, the mountain views, bird life, fields and flowers and seasonal changes along the Connecticut River. She continued to have an active mind and was an avid reader.

Hilda is survived by her husband Alexander Jr., her son Alexander III and his wife Yin Mei of Burlington, VT; her son Robert David and his wife Wendy Gold of Durham, N.H.; she was predeceased by their daughter, Marci Jane in 1972. Hilda proudly adored four grandchildren: Chandra Stewart Weintz of New York City, Parker Andrew Stewart of Durham, N.H., John Alexander Stewart and Zora Jane Stewart of Burlington, VT and two great-grandchildren, Abigal and Ruth Weintz of New York City.

A celebration of her life will be held Sunday (10-12-2014) at 3:00 p.m. at the First Parish of Northfield, 72 Main St., Northfield.

For those wishing to honor Hilda with a gift, it could gratefully be given to support research in Cystic Fibrosis, the illness that took the life of daughter, Marci Jane. Contributions in memory of Hilda Hill Stewart may be made online at www.cff.org, or can be sent to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Massachusetts-Rhode Island Chapter, 220 North Main St. Suite 104, Natick, Ma. 01760.

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Edwin D. Bradley Jr.
June 19, 1928 ~ September 23, 2014
Bernardston, Mass.

Edwin D. Bradley, Jr., 86 of Bald Mtn. Rd., Bernardston, Ma. died Tuesday evening (9-23-2014) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, Ma. He was born in Springfield, Ma. on June 19, 1928, the son of Edwin D. and Ruth (Foster) Bradley.

Ed served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1956 attaining the rank of corporal. He was married to the former Winifred Cross on September 29, 1962 in Greenfield. He built his own home on Bald Mtn. Rd. where he and Winifred lived. In the early 1950's he was part owner of an apple orchard in Ludlow, Ma. He then worked for Jeep Motor Sales in Belchertown, Ma. from 1952-1962. For many years he served as a Cushman Bakery route driver, and later as a route driver for Chickadee Potato Chips. He retired in 1990 from Deerfield Academy working with shipping and receiving. He was a member of the Bernardston Men's Club, served on the Bernardston Bicentennial Committee in 1976, was involved in the Town Hall Refurbishment project, helping and participating in the New England style Minstrel shows, was a member of the Bernardston Historical Society, past member of the Bernardston Conservation Commission, and served on the Library committee. He was a boy scout leader from 1975-1980, and was present member of the United Church of Bernardston, and a former member of the Bernardston Baptist Church. He loved painting and singing.

He is survived by his wife Winifred of 52 years and his children: Scott Bradley of Bernardston, step-daughter Carol Weed of Davenport, Fl. and Susan MacDonald and her husband David of Conway, Ma. and his grandchildren: Kristen and Nathan Weed, Heather Cassady and her husband James, Keara MacDonald, Owen and Ellis Bradley. He also is survived by a sister Helen Bacon of Monson, Ma. and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters: Dorothy Bassett, and Jean Stocwell.

A Memorial Service will be next Friday (10-3-2014) at 11:00 a.m. at the United Church of Bernardston. The Rev. David Neil, Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery, Bernardston.

Calling hours will be next Thursday (10-2-2014) from 6-8 p.m. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, Ma.

Donations in his memory may be made to the United Church of Bernardston, P.O. Box 503, Bernardston, Ma. 01337.

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Philip L. Gray
August 25, 1936 ~ September 21, 2014
Bernardston, Mass.

Philip L. Gray, 78, of South St. Bernardston, died Sunday morning (9-21-2014) at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Keene, N.H. on August 25, 1936 the son of Ralph E. and Hazel K. (Chase) Gray.

He was educated in Greenfield, Ma. schools, then joined the U.S. Air Force where he served for four years. He was married on June 16, 1956 to the former Patricia Harris in Greenfield.

He drove truck for Barker Steel for many years retiring in 1998. He then drove part time for Ford of Greenfield, Ma.

He was a member of the Greenfield Moose Club, and the American Legion Post 5 Brattleboro, Vt. and was a member of the Masonic Order He loved woodworking in his shop, gardening, and hunting.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia, and his children: James of Hudson, N.H., Kevin and his wife Polly of Northfield, Ma., Michael of Bernardston, Ma., Tammy Forrett and her husband Tim of Vernon, Vt. and Brenda Bendana of Bernardston, Ma. He is also survived by his sisters: Sally Bousquet of Jacksonville, Fl., Nancy Lynde of Colrain, Ma., and Gerladine Larson of New Salem, Ma. Seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday (9-24-2014) at 11 A.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, Ma. The Rev. David Neil, Interim Pastor of the United Church of Bernardston will officiate.

Burial with full military honors will follow in West Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield, Ma.

Calling hours will be Wednesday morning from 10 A.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Bertha M. Scherlin
April 19, 1925 ~ September 16, 2014
Vernon, Vt.

Bertha M. Scherlin, 89, of Huckle Hill Rd., Vernon, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 16, 2014 at her home.

She was born in Vernon on April 19, 1925 the daughter of John and Hester (Johnson) McGaffigan.

She was educated in Vernon schools. She was married to Walfred Scherlin on May 28, 1946 in Northfield, Mass. Mr. Scherlin predeceased her in 2003. She was a lifelong resident of Vernon, and a former member of Squakeag Squares square dancing group in Northfield. She worked for many years at the Vernon Green Nursing Home in the kitchen. She was a member of the Vernon Senior Center.

Early in life she was an avid bowler. She enjoyed cooking, watching her soap operas, working in her flower gardens, and doing puzzle books. She is survived by her four sons, Gary F. and his companion, Christine Scace of Port Charlotte, Fla., Douglas E. of Guilford, Vt., William A. and his wife, Sandy of Brattleboro, Vt. and Mitchell L. and his wife, Sheila of Vernon, Vt.; one daughter, Brenda J. Boyd and her husband, James of Guilford, Vt.; a sister, Louise Wissell of Hinsdale, N.H.; grandchildren, Andrea, Mark, Melinda, Jason, Matthew, and John Scherlin, and Jennifer and Lisa Boyd; 11 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Marylynn Scherlin; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sister, Rose Holton. Funeral Services will be Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the KIDDER FUNERAL HOME, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, MA.

The Rev. Michael Gantt will officiate. Burial will follow in Tyler Cemetery, Vernon, Vt. Calling hours will be Thursday evening, Sept. 18, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations in her memory may be made to the Windham County Humane Society, P.O. Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302.

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Eugene "Bud" R. Hastings
December 5, 1938 ~ September 11, 2014
Bernardston, Mass.

Eugene "Bud" R. Hastings of Turners Falls Road, died Thursday (9-11-14) at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Montague on Dec. 5, 1938, the son of Warren and Edith (Shedd) Hastings. He was raised and spent many years living in Gill. He attended Gill Elementary School and was a graduate of Turners Falls High School.

He was employed for Lea & Deane Builders of Bernardston for 17 years. He then purchased Bernardston Auto Wrecking Co.

He enjoyed his early vintage automobiles and watching NASCAR. He loved attending car and truck shows.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Lyndell Manning, and his four children: Michael and his wife Betsy of Gill, Dale of Bernardston, Kerrilyn Snow and her husband Edward of Leyden and Brett and his wife Michelle of Bernardston. He is also survived by his brother, Ernie and his wife Judy of Gill, and his brother-in-law, Arlo Manning and his wife Joyce of Brattleboro, Vt.; 10 grandchildren: Kyle Snow and his wife Kelly, Shelby Snow, Cody Snow, Zoe Hastings, Brooke Hastings, Stephanie Ramos and her husband Steve, Wade Hastings, Thomas Abbott, Nick Greene and Drew Hastings; three great-grandchildren: Kyla and Lilyana Ramos and Caleb Snow, and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Monday (9-15-14) at 11 a.m. in Center Cemetery, Bernardston. The Rev. David Neil, interim pastor of the United Church of Bernardston, will officiate.

There are no calling hours.

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

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Nellie A. (Erving) Barber
March 6, 1920 ~ September 7, 2014
Bernardston, Mass.

Nellie A. (Erving) Barber, 94, of South Street, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Poet's Seat Healthcare Center in Greenfield.

Nellie was born in Greenfield on March 6, 1920, daughter of George and Mary (O'Reily) Erving. She was a 1938 graduate of Powers Institute in Bernardston. In 1941, she graduated from Franklin County Public Hospital School of Nursing and was married to Stephen G. Barber after Sunday services at the former Goodale Memorial Church, now United Church of Bernardston, on Nov. 2, 1941. They settled in Bernardston, later moving to Leyden.

Nellie was a hardworking stay-at-home mom. When her youngest child started school, she began working in the cafeteria of Pioneer Valley Regional School where she stayed for 28 years. Upon retirement, she and Steve spent 17 warm winters in Mill Dam Mobile Home Park in Silver Spring, FL, where she enjoyed the company of friends and family from the north and south.

She loved the ocean and treasured the many summer vacations in Wells, ME, with her family and friends. She was happier with a handpicked bouquet of daisies than with a dozen roses and was a Celtics and Red Sox fan.

Her children were blessed by the love and selfless devotion she gave to them and to her grandchildren - in her words, her "labor of love." Her concern and love was felt by all those who knew her and we will miss her beautiful smile.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 72 years, Stephen G., and her three children: Jeffrey and his wife Karen of Broad Brook, CT, and Leesburg, FL, Patricia Waterman and her husband Raymond of Merrimack, NH, and James and his wife Cheri of Andover, MN; grandchildren: Tracy Lawler, Jennifer Guarino, Kimberly Pfeil, Eric Waterman, Mathew Barber, Christopher Barber and Jamie Barber, and 12 great-grandchildren. She leaves her sister, Bernice Brooks; sisters-in-law, Lou Atherton and Pam Barber; brothers-in-law, Louie Barber and Carl Purple, and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank her caregivers at Poet's Seat Healthcare Center for providing tenderness and care for Nellie in the last three years of her life.

A celebration of her life will be held at a time to be announced at South Cemetery, Leyden, MA.
Donations in her 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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Arlene Rachel (Robtoy) (Tatro) Flagg
October 17, 1927 ~ August 16, 2014
Bernardston, Mass.

Bernardston, Mass. - Arlene Rachel (Robtoy) (Tatro) Flagg, 86, of Turners Falls Road, Bernardston, went to meet her Lord peacefully on Saturday (8-16-2014) at the home of her daughter Cynthia Houle, surrounded by her large family.

She was born in Enosburg Falls, Vt., on October 17, 1927, the daughter of Elrick and Mary (Burnor) Robtoy Sr., one of ten children. She was raised on a farm in Vermont before moving to Athol, Mass., in 1952, then working as a laborer at N.D. Cass, Erving Paper Mills and as a waitress at the Warwick Inn, where she met her husband Douglas J. Flagg. She worked as a tax preparer for H&R Block in Athol for a few years, after which she opened Flaggs Tax Service in Bernardston and was in business for 18-plus years, retiring in 1992.

She was married to Douglas J. Flagg on December 27, 1974 and they would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in December. She loved old country and western music, dancing, yodeling, feeding and watching the birds, gardening, arts and crafts, seek a word/word find and puzzle building. She and Doug would decorate their home exterior extensively at Christmas as their gift to the community.

She was a former member of the Jumptown Twirlers Square Dance Club in Orange for many years. She also enjoyed attending church regularly prior to her illness and attending the GVNA Adult Day Health program in Greenfield.

She will be remembered as caring, kind, compassionate, forgiving and thoughtful. A-mazing R-espectful L-oving E-ntertaining N-ever-ending E-ternally grateful is what she was. She was a wonderful cook who shared her talent with her children and always had a house full for Sunday dinner. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed and dearly loved her family. She also enjoyed her friends. She was a member of the United Church of Bernardston.

She leaves her husband, five daughters, Brenda and husband Earle Castine of Henderson, NV, Gloria King and Deborah Shufelt, both of Orange, MA, Belinda and husband Brian Desreuisseau, Cynthia and husband Eli Houle, both of Athol, MA. Two sons, Merton Tatro Jr. of Athol, MA and Michael Flagg and his wife Tina of Montague, MA., 19 Grandchildren, 33 Great-Grandchildren, and 5 Great-Great-Grandchildren and a sister Angeline (Nanny) Sciotto of MO and several brother and sister-in-laws.

She was predeceased by her parents, her first husband Merton Tatro Sr., a daughter Sheila Vescovi, a son, Dale Tatro; a granddaughter Wanda (Shufelt) Woodbury, a great-granddaughter, Brittany Bailey; brothers Felix, Winston, Elrick (Bug) Jr.; sisters Ronalda, Dorothy, Harriet, Barbara (Bobby) and Laura.

Special Thanks to the entire staff of Gardner Visiting Nurse Association Hospice and Adult Day Health program, and Dr. Jeffrey Palmer, and all her PCAs and Living Care Agency.
Funeral services will be Wednesday (8-20-2014) at the United Church of Bernardston, at 11 A.M. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery, Bernardston.
Calling hours will be Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, Mass.

Donations in her memory may be made to either: United Church of Bernardston, P.O. Box 503, Bernardston, MA 01337, or CVNA Healthcare Inc., 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440, or the USO, P.O. Box 96860, Washington, D.C. 20077-7677.

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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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