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151 Bettejo-an Ballou, 78, of Colrain Road, and formerly of Orange and Warwick, died on Friday afternoon, August 7, 2020 at the Charlene Manor in Greenfield.

Born in Ware on October 9, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Francis H. "Fritz" Ballou and Luella (Christ) Ballou and grew up in Orange. Bettejo-an had gone to Ralph C. Mahar Regional School in Orange and later graduated from Greenfield Community College.

Bettejo-an has been a resident of Greenfield for the past 30 years.

A secretary for a church in Greenfield, Bettejo-an had also worked for the Slencil Company in Orange, Ames Department Store of Greenfield, and in the office at Brattleboro Haulage in Brattleboro, VT.

Bettejo-an had a great sense of humor and was loved by everyone.

A gardener, Bettejo-an also enjoyed reading, animals and was a very talented artist, especially at drawing.

Bettejo-an is survived by a son, Jason Ballou of Greenfield; her siblings, Glenda Guertin of Gardner, Rita Breglio of Westfield, Stephen Ballou of Athol, Robert Hager of Orange and Ann Hager-Koshar of Willoughby, OH; many nieces and nephews; along with several good friends including John Hager of Warwick and Thomas Peck of Shelburne Falls.

Besides her parents, Bettejo-an is predeceased by a daughter, Roberta Ballou Franks, a sister, Patricia Ballou, and a good friend, Tillie Hager.

There are no calling hours.

Due to Covid-19, funeral services and interment at South Cemetery, Orange, will be private.

Donations in Bettejo-an's memory may be sent to the North New Salem Congregational Church, 60 Elm Street, New Salem, MA 01355.
Ballou, BetteJo-an (I2382)
152 Bruce Geikie, master parachutist, 38, with 20-year career in Navy

Bruce M. Geikie, a chief petty officer attached to North Island Naval Air Station, died June 6 of injuries suffered in a skydiving accident. He was 38.

Mr. Geikie died at Riverside General Hospital, where he was taken after he was injured June 1 in Hemet.

A master test parachutist, Mr. Geikie was assigned to Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 8 aboard the aircraft carrier Nimitz.

During his 20-year naval career, he received two Navy Achievement Medals and numerous other citations, including for marksmanship in pistol and rifle shooting.

As a member of the U.S. Parachutist Association, Mr. Geikie had logged 4,795 jumps. He held a Class D expert parachutist license and was a certified tandem instructor, an accelerated free-fall jump master and a senior parachute rigger accredited by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Mr. Geikie was a native of Orange, Mass., where he was a member of American Legion Post 172. He had lived in Fallbrook for the past two years.

He is survived by his wife of seven years, Penny; daughter, Samantha Elizabeth Geikie of Fallbrook; his mother, Eleanor Geikie of Orange, Mass.; sisters, Cara Deane of Orange, Mass., and Lisa Jean of Douglasville, Ga.; and brother, Glenn Geikie of Franklin, Mass.

Services were June 12 at North Island Naval Air Station. Donations are suggested to the Samantha Geikie Trust Fund, in care of Valley Merchants Bank, 800 E. Florida St., Hemet, CA 92543.

Published by the San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday, June 20, 1997 
Geikie, PRC Bruce Michael USN (I201)
153 Dawna appears to be the correct spelling of her first name. Bergeron, Dawna Anita (I196)
154 Donald M. Gossard, age 78, passed away January 21, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Nancy (nee Fleming). Cherished father of Chris S. Gossard (Lee Ann), Stacey A. Bush (John) and Keri L. Gossard. Dear grandfather of Sydney Gossard, Christopher, Benjamin and Angela Bush. Loving brother of Nancy Loeshcer (Russell) and Norman Gossard (Kathleen). Current employee of Greater Cleveland Auto Auction. Former partner with Arthur Anderson and Co. A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 25, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. at Lakewood Congregational Church, 1375 W. Clifton Blvd., Lakewood. Gossard, Donald Murl (I1761)
155 Doris Barber passed away Friday November 2 2007 at Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer, MA.

Doris was born in Rutland Vermont August 7, 1929 the daughter of Phillip and Mary (Kelloway)Brown.

She grew up in Vermont. Later moving to Orange where she graduated from Orange High School in 1947 later moving to New Salem where she lived for many years. She obtained her teaching degree from Fitchburg State Teachers College in 1965 and started her teaching career at the Ralph C Mahar Regional High School in 1967, where she was the science coordinator until her retirement in 1991. Doris was very active in the science department and was instrumental in organizing the annual Mahar Science Fair for over 20 years she received the science educator of the year award for Franklin County in 1979. She was a member of the South Athol United Methodist Church and was very active in all church Activities especially the church fairs and suppers.

Doris and her husband Elwyn enjoyed traveling going to all 50 states and also England and Scotland. They especially liked traveling in New England and some of there biggest highlights was several trips driving to Alaska. She enjoyed fishing and was a member of the Mahar Fish and Game Club.

Doris was a family-oriented person and enjoyed spending time with her husband(who was her high school classmate)
children and grandchildren.

Her husband of 49 Years Elwyn C Barber died in 1996.

She leaves two sons Steven Barber and his wife Claire and Michael Barber and his wife Anne Both of New Salem six grandchildren Lonnie Bonefant, Fawn Pomelow, Mallory Barber, Allison Wyatt, Derek Barber, and Beth Barber, Six great grandchildren Landyn, Krystina, Cole, Austin , Jack, Jenna. And a sister Grace of Saratoga Springs NY A daughter Susan Barber Died in 1991.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday November 6 2007at 11:00 am at Witty"s Funeral Home 158 South Main St Orange with the Rev Thomas S. McKeown Officiating burial will follow at South Cemetery in Orange and there will be a calling hour from 10:00 am until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the South Athol United Methodist Church C/O Zane Dubour Po Box 211 Athol MA 01331 Or the Teachers Scholarship Fund at Mahar C/O Ralph C Mahar Regional School South Main St Orange Ma 01364
Brown, Doris (I239)
156 Dr. Hollis Philip Leighly Jr., of Rolla passed away Saturday, August 28 at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center at the age of 81.

He was born in Illinois on May 28, 1923 to the late Hollis Philip and Bessie (Haworth) Leighly. On August 31, 1951 he married Elizabeth Peterson, who survives.

Mr. Leighly was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in the 255th Infantry 63rd Division in Europe during WWII where he earned the Bronze Star for Valor.

He received his Ph.D.. from the Department of materials science and Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1952, specializing in Metallurgical Engineering. After attending Reactor School in Oakridge, TN, he worked in Detroit, MI and the University of Denver Research Institute before joining the University of Missouri, Rolla Department of Metallurgical Engineering in 1960. He was a devoted teacher and dedicated scholar. He held visiting positions in the University of East Anglia Norwich, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, among others. In 1996, he and his students performed experiments, and published results on samples of metal salvaged from the wreckage of the Titanic. He retired from UMR in 1992.

Mr. Leighly's surviving family members include his wife Elizabeth; one son, David Leighly and wife Carole, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota; one daughter, Karen Leighly, of Norman, Oklahoma; a sister, Elisabeth Denton, of Illinois; one grandson, Ian Leighly, nieces, nephews, other extended family members, and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at the Null & Son Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Stanton Cemetery near Fithian, IL on Wednesday. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5-7 p.m. this evening, Monday, August 30 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Parkinson's Research Center. All arrangements are under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla.
Leighly, Hollis Philip Jr., PhD (I2688)
157 Edward Jacobs, 80, of Wethersfield, departed this life unexpectedly on Monday, (November 29, 2004) at Hartford Hospital. The son of Samuel and Rebecca Jacobs.

He was born in New Britain on December 7, 1923. His early years in Hartford and West Hartford were marked by his enthusiasm for athletics. He had lived in Wethersfield since 1957 with his loving wife of 48 years Janice (Pollard).

Also left to mourn him are his adoring daughters Nancy Jacobs of West Hartford and Laurie Scinto and her husband Michael of Farmington. He also leaves his precious grandchildren Sam and Melissa Scinto of Farmington. He is also survived by his brother Raymond Jacobs of Windsor and his sister Elizabeth Baranski of Newington. He was predeceased by his brothers William and James B. Jacobs.

A veteran of World War II, Eddie served as a pharmacist's mate in the U.S. Navy. Among his duties, was transporting and caring for troops on D-Day and throughout the invasion of Normandy. He was a fixture in West Hartford as the president of Jacobs Paint and Wallpaper where he worked from 1948 until his death.

Calling hours will be at Farley-Sullivan, 34 Beaver Road, Wethersfield on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held Friday, December 3, at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home followed by services at Christ Church Cathedral, 45 Church St., Hartford. Burial will be held in Village Cemetery in Wethersfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Church Cathedral where he was a member for over 70 years.

Published by the Hartford Courant, 2 December 2004, Page 130 
Jacobs, Edward L. (I7031)
158 Eleanor M. Geikie Musician ORANGE- Eleanor M. Atherton Geikie, 67, of 18 Hamilton Avenue, died on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at St. Vincent's Hospital-Worcester Medical Center, Worcester, following an illness.

Born in Orange on July 2, 1938, she was a daughter of George E. and Dorothy M.. Rogers Atherton and lived all her life in Orange. She attended Orange Elementary schools and graduated from Orange High School in 1956. She was married to Frank Geikie Jr., and enjoyed thirty eight years of marriage until his death on December 9, 1995. A longtime employee of the L. S. Starrett Company in Athol for over 25 years, she retired in 2000.

She loved music all her life, was a longtime member of the Orange Community Band, played the saxophone and enjoyed the Pioneer Brass as well as the Petersham Brass Band. She was a longtime supporter of the Mahar Rahjahas, the parent support group for the music department. Eleanor served as a Den Mother for Cub Scouts for several years. She also had been one of the founders of Boy Scout Troop 1837. A member of the Orange Central Congregational Church and was a friend of the First Universalist Church in Orange also.

Survivors include a son, Glenn T. Geikie of North Attleboro; daughters, Cara M. Deane of Orange, and Lisa D. Jean of East Berlin, PA; grandchildren, Aubree Deane and Kyle Deane of Orange, Samantha Geikie of Fallbrook, CA, Jeffrey Geikie and Kellsey Geikie of North Attleboro, and Abbey Jean of East Berlin, PA; and her fiance, Richard Valley Besides her husband Frank, she was predeceased by a son, Bruce M. Geikie in 1997 and a brother, Ernest Atherton in 1982 and another brother, Alton Atherton.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning, October 8, 2005 at 10:00AM in Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange. The Rev. Vance E. Frank will officiate. Interment will follow in South Cemetery, Orange. Calling hours will be held on Friday evening, October 7th from 6-8PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Orange Community Band, c/o Richard Tandy, 30 Burrill Ave., Orange, mA 01364 or to the Orange Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 298, Orange, mA 01364. Witty's Funeral Home, Orange, is directing the arrangements. Guest register and directions available at

Atherton, Eleanor Marie (I144)
159 ERVING - Carroll W. Mankowsky, 94, of River Road, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday morning (9-8-12) during a brief stay at Poet Seat Healthcare Center, Greenfield.
He was born in Hadley, Ma. on April 5, 1918 the son of John A. and Valerie (Sobocienska) Mankowsky, the second oldest of ten children. He graduated from Northfield High School in 1936. Carroll served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII, making 24 crossings of the Atlantic aboard warships escorting convoys, and attaining the rank of Carpenter's mate first class.
He was a communicant of St. John's Church in Millers Falls, Ma.

He had a strong work ethic, working up to 50-hour shifts for over 32 years as a micrometer assembler at L.S. Starrett Co. in Athol, Ma. as well as working part time for such businesses as Prondecki's Store and Carroll's Market in Millers Falls, Ma. He was also a Special Police Officer in Erving for several years.
Carroll still found time for outdoor activities, particularly boating, fishing, gardening, hiking, skiing and whatever sports in which his two sons were involved. But his real love was spending time with his four grandchildren, and recently, his infant grandson. Each of the grandchildren loved him right back. In his retirement years he spent many summers at the family cottage on Moore's pond in Warwick, and many winters at their condominium on the Sands of Lido Key, Sarasota, FL.

Carroll is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, the former Madeline Whitney of Northfield, his two sons, David and his wife Hong (Son) of Montague, and Paul and his wife Kathy (Miller) of Naples, FL, his former daughter-in-law Charlene Golanka of Greenfield, his four granddaughters: Autumn Blanchard and her husband Bill of Tallahassee, FL, Aspen Mankowsky of Denver, CO, Erica Mankowsky, of Vail, CO, and Lisa Mankowsky of Washington, DC, and his grandson Troy Mankowsky of Montague. He is also survived by two sisters, Janet Robinson and her husband Ken of Burlington, NC, and Helen Wollender of Greenfield, and two brothers, Ralph Mankowsky and his wife Joyce of Turners Falls, and John Mankowsky and his wife Jane of W. Springfield, as well as dozens of nieces and nephews.
Carroll will be fondly remembered by many as a good, kind and gentle man of great inner strength.

Funeral services will be Wednesday (9-12-12) from the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, Ma. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church, Main St. at 11 a.m.

Burial will follow in Farms Cemetery, Northfield.
Calling hours will be Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until the time to leave for church at the funeral home.

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

Published 10 September 2012 in the Greenfield Recorder 
Mankowsky, Carroll WIlliam (I8179)
160 Esther S. (Matosky) Clough, 92, of Millers Falls Road, died Monday at a Sunderland nursing home. She was a cook at Northfield Elementary School for many years and retired in 1972. She also worked at hairdressers in the Greenfield area for many years. Born in Putney, Vt., she was a graduate of the Powers Institute in Bernardston and attended a hairdressing school in Boston. Her husband, Harold G. Clough, died in 1972. She leaves a daughter, Stephanie "Sandy" Reddy of Port Saint Lucie, Fla.; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be Thursday afternoon at Kidder Funeral Home, with burial in West Northfield Cemetery. A calling hour will precede the service.

Published by the Springfield Union-News, 14 March 2000 
Matosky, Esther Sophia (I7450)
161 Evelyn C. (Clough) Charboneau, 78, of 20b Hartwell St. died Tuesday at Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield. She was a longtime employee of Doctor Wolanske, and was later a dining-room worker at the Eaglebrook School. Born in Northfield, she was a Northfield High School graduate, and a longtime Greenfield resident before moving here in 1986. She leaves a daughter, Diane Rossi of North Easton; a sister, Doris Clough of Northfield; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Her son, Arthur, died in 1989. The funeral will be Friday morning at Kidder Funeral Home, with the burial in West Northfield Cemetery, both in Northfield. There are no calling hours. Clough, Evelyn Grace (I132)
162 Fred Delvey passed away quietly in his home in San Jose on October 9, 2019. Fred had Cancer and fought this disease quite vigorously until the Lord called him home and he left this earth.

Fred was born in Pacific Grove, California and lived there most of his life. He graduated from Pacific Grove High School in 1957. Following Graduation Fred enlisted in the Army and spent his tour of duty mostly in France, and later in Ethiopia.

Following his years in the Army Fred attended college at UC Berkeley where he majored in Economics with a Minor in Engineering. He spent his career working as a Software Engineer.

During the last 10 years before his retirement, Fred worked at Evergreen Valley Community College as an Alternate Media Specialist, working with Students with various Disabilities. His knowledge of computers and his calm quiet demeanor and compassion for others made Fred ideal in this position. His co-workers and the students he worked with all thought very highly of Fred. Fred would always go out of his way to help others.

In 1984 Fred married Josephine Cancilla. Fred and Josephine both loved the ocean and spent many vacations along the Coastal areas of California, especially in the town of Cambria. They always took one of their Australian Shepherds with them and enjoyed their many hikes together. Fred and Josephine celebrated 35 years of marriage on October 7, just two days before Fred passed away.

Fred is survived by his older brother Floyd who resides in St. Helena, California with his wife Hazel. Fred also leaves behind a niece, Alice Delvey Williams, and 2 nephews James Ernest Delvey, and Michael Floyd Delvey.

Services for Fred will be held at Darling & Fischer Mortuary, 471 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, on Sunday October 20th from 4 – 8 pm with a Rosary Virgil at 7 pm. On Monday, October 21, there will be a Mass at 11 am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 5111 San Felipe Road, San Jose. This will be following by a Burial Service at the Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara. Following the Services, Fred’s family and friends will gather at the Villages Bistro, in San Jose, for a Luncheon and Celebration of Life.

Fred was loved and will be missed by many. May he Rest in Peace!

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Australian Shepherd Health and Genetics Institute (ASHGI), 1338 Trouville Ave.

Grover Beach, CA 93433; or to: Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline, Inc. (ARPH) P.O. Box 5305, New Castle, PA 16105.

Published by the Darling & Fisher Garden Chapel 
Delvey, Fred Wilber (I150)
163 Frederick E. Clough NORTHFIELD, Mass. - Frederick E. Clough, 70, of South Mountain Road, died Monday at Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, following an illness.

Born in Northfield on Feb. 26, 1922, he was the son of Fred E. and Alice (Field) Clough. He attended schools in Northfield and was employed as a heavy-equipment operator by the Northfield Department of Public Works, retiring in 1972.

Mr. Clough served in the Army during World War II. He was a former member of Northfield Lions Club, Greenfield Lodge of Moose and Disabled American Veterans.

On June 29, 1947, in Bellows Falls, Vt., he was married to Kathryn Ser-rell, who died in 1989.

Surviving are two sons, William G. Clough of Wendell and Richard J. Clough of Turner Falls; two sisters, Doris Clough of Northfield and Evelyn Charbonneau of Bemardston; five grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Kidder Funeral Home in Northfield, with the Rev. Lloyd Perrill, pastor of the Trinitarian Congregational Church. Burial will be West Northfield Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Franklin County, 164 High St., Greenfield 01301 or the Oncology Department, Veterans Administration Hospital, White River Junction, Vt., 05001.
Clough, Frederick Eugene Jr. (I133)
164 GARDNER - Elmer M. Wetmore, 88, of 177 Blanchard St., a former treatment-plant operator and enamel worker, died Saturday night in Heywood Hospital after an illness.

His wife, Marion R. (Parmenter) Wetmore, died in 1980. He leaves two sons, Sen. Robert D. Wetmore, D-Barre, and Elmer M. Wetmore Jr. of Wheaton, Ill.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. He was born in Warwick, son of Charles W. and Hattie (Delvey) Wetmore, and later lived in Orange. He lived here for 65 years.

Mr. Wetmore worked for 25 years in the enamel room at Florence Oil Stove Co. He was then a treatment-plant operator at Gardner State Hospital before he retired.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, in Smith Funeral Home, 69 Vernon St. Burial will be private in Riverside Cemetery, Barre. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, 01104.

Published by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 9 January 1996 
Wetmore, Elmer Marshall (I98)
165 Helen G. (Whitney) Waite, 89, of Ivy, died Saturday at a Charlottesville nursing home. Born in Hinsdale, N.H., she moved to Northfield, Mass., at an early age. She also lived in Greenfield, Mass., prior to moving to Virginia in 1990. She attended the Northfield High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Greenfield. She leaves two daughters, Norma L. Sith of Ivy and Bernice Jonelunas of Greenfield, Mass.; a brother, Lawrence of Northfield, Mass.; a sister, Madelyn Mankowski of Miller Falls, Mass.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Her son, William E., died in 1986. The funeral will be Wednesday morning at the Walker Funeral Home, with burial in High Street Cemetery in Greenfield. Calling hours are Tuesday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 282 Dwight St., Holyoke, Mass., 01040.

Published in the Springfield Union, 19 August 1996 
Whitney, Helen Grace (I137)
166 Helen Reed Long, age 94, entered into rest October 2, 2014 at her residence. Helen was born in Wilder, Vermont and had lived in Tallahassee since 1974. She was a member of Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the church choir. Helen was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra Dale Hedrick. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Harlan W. Long; five grandchildren, Lisa Forrester, Michelle Pucci, Stephanie Conrad, Jennifer Hedrick and Jeffrey Hedrick; 10 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Saturday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church with funeral services to follow. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church or your favorite charity. Susie Mozolic of Bevis Funeral Home is assisting the family with their arrangements. Trask, Helen Reed (I1756)
167 Henry Hockett died Saturday morning at his home, 709 North First street, of apoplexy. He was 72 years of age and is survived by his wife and six children. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in charge of the G. A. R. Burial was in Pleasant Valley cemetery.

Published by the Allen County Journal on 30 November 1916 
Hockett, Henry (I3173)
168 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Benson, Annette J. (I7935)

Funeral services for Iva L. Delvey, 79, of Helena, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at the Springlake Missionary Baptist Church in Southland. The Rev. T.P. Taylor will officiate. Burial will be at the Springlake Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Jackson and Highley Funeral Home in West Helena.

Delvey was born July 12, 1923, to the late Fannie Lee and Charlie Henry House in the Southland Community of Phillips County. She died Sept. 13, 2002 at Helena Regional Medical Center.

She accepted Christ at the age of 10 and her faith in Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior kept her steadfast throughout her entire life.

She was married to William Maxey and six children were born to their union. She later married David Delvey and to their union four children were born.

She dedicated her life to her husband, children and friends. She exhibited her many creative talents through her poetry, writing, sewing, drawing, gardening and cooking until her health failed.

She left her home in Arkansas to live in California, where she lived for 48 years. She returned to her roots in 1992 and resided in Helena until her death.

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband of 46 years, David Delvey, six sons and their families, Larry Thomas Maxey, David Henry Maxey, Joseph Charles Maxey, Edward Carl Delvey, James Ernest Delvey and wife Patti, Michael Floyd Delvey and wife Sylvia; four daughters and their families, Winifred Virginia Maxey, Mary Jean Maxey-Valber, Eleanor Kay Maxey-Tappan, and Alice Susan Delvey Williams and husband Jay, sixteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Jackson and Highley Funeral Home in West Helena will direct services.

Published by the Daily World, The (Helena, West Helena, AR) - Monday, September 16, 2002 
House, Iva Lee (I4444)
170 Janice (Pollard) Jacobs, 70, departed this life on Monday (June 18, 2007) following a brief illness. She will be reunited in heaven with her beloved husband of 48 years, Edward.

She was born on October 30, 1936 in Montague, MA to James Pollard and Helen Field Pollard. Janice was lovingly cared for by her grandmother Nelly Field prior to moving to Hartford with her father in 1947. Janice and Eddie were married in 1956. Their marriage was truly special as they loved, played, beached at Watch Hill, and worked together at Jacobs Paint and Wallpaper in West Hartford.

Family was most important to Janice and she was an incredibly loving mother to her two daughters, Nancy and Laurie, while raising them in Wethersfield and continued to share in their lives as they matured. Deeply sorrowed by her passing are Nancy Jacobs of West Hartford and Laurie and Michael Scinto of Farmington. Janice's grandchildren, Sam and Melissa Scinto, were extremely special to her and they will sorely feel this loss.

She is also survived by her brother-in-law and business partner Raymond Jacobs, Sr. of Windsor and several nieces and nephews. Janice appreciated the special care she received at Hartford Hospital and her family is thankful for the kindness they shared.

Calling hours will be on Thursday, June 21 from 4-7 p.m. at Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 34 Beaver Rd., Wethersfield. A memorial service in Christ Church Cathedral, 45 Church St., Hartford, will be conducted on Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m. Burial in Village Cemetery, Wethersfield, will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to the Canon Clinton Jones Award at Christ Church Cathedral, 45 Church St., Hartford, CT 06103.

Published in the Hartford Courant, 21 June 2007 
Pollard, Janice Marie (I189)
171 Kathryn M. (French) Johnson, 87, of Ward Road, died peacefully on Saturday, June 27. 2020 at Athol Hospital.

Born in Orange on February 24, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Harold F. and Grace E. (Ward) French and lived her entire life in Orange. She graduated from Orange High School in 1950.

Kathryn was married to Phillip G.A. "Gus" Johnson Jr. for 51 years until his death on December 25, 2002.

Kathryn was a hard worker and assisted her husband in the daily operation of the family farm, as well as working for the Town of Athol Public Works Department office, Tax Collector/ Treasurer for the Town of Orange for 8 years, the former Farren Hospital and the former Minute Tapioca Company.

An active member of the Community Church of North Orange and Tully, she had worked numerous fairs. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, walking, traveling and doing jig saw puzzles with her life- long friend, Irene. Kathryn had been a member of the North Orange Grange.

Kathryn is survived by her son, Stephen Johnson and his wife Diane, of Orange; three daughters, Mary Bates and her husband Tom, of Orange, Wanda Kukas and her husband, Andrew, of Barre, and Brenda Anderson and her husband, Paul, of Athol; seven grandchildren, Erica LeBrun (Scott) of New Hampton, NH, Mandy Blackbird (Chad) of Athol, Andrew Bates (Todd) of CT, Joseph Kukas of NH, Gustaf Kukas (Brittany) of Barre, Aaron Carr (Rachel) of PA, Elizabeth Carr of Gardner, Paul Anderson of CT, and Krystal Anderson (James) of Stoneham; great grandchildren, Ryan Gustaf LeBrun, Mia LeBrun, Colby Blackbird, Hunter Kukas, and Harley Kukas.

Besides her parents and husband, Kathryn was predeceased by a granddaughter, Jacqueline Kukas.

There are no calling hours.

A funeral services and interment at Jones Cemetery, Orange, will be private.

Published by the Athol Daily News, 29 June 2020 
French, Kathryn May (I854)
172 Mrs. Mabel N. Shepardson

Mrs. Mabel Nancy Shepardson, widow of Eliot A. Shepardson, died Wednesday in the Sturdy Memorial Hospital, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Norwich, Mass., September 1, 1872, a daughter of Baxter H. and Ellen (Grout) Worden.

She had lived with her family in this town for many years, operating a dairy farm on Stratton Lane in South Foxboro.

She is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Lewis Coolidge of Hudson, and Mrs. Lewis Curry, Mrs Walter Childs and Mrs. George Smith of Foxboro; and five sons: Harry of Easton; Bernard, Russell and Raymond of Mansfield; and Orrin of this town.

Funeral services will be conducted this Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter E. Childs, on South street. Rev G. Courtney Chase will be charge. Burial will be in the Rock Hill Cemetery.

Published by Foxboro Reporter, 25 October 1939 
Worden, Mabel Nancy (I1097)
173 NEW SALEM - Elwyn C. Barber, 66, of 5 Pine Tree Drive, formerly of Orange, a retired industrial worker, longtime church leader and a former athlete, died Saturday in Athol Memorial Hospital after he was stricken ill at home.

He leaves his wife of 47 years, Doris B. (Brown) Barber; two sons, Steven and Michael Barber, both of New Salem; a brother, Arlan Barber of East Corinth, Vt.; and eight grandchildren. He was born in Orange, son of Lee W. and Mabel O. (Graves) Barber, and lived here many years. He graduated from Orange High School in 1948 and Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, in 1950.

Mr. Barber worked at Rodney Hunt Co. in Orange from 1947 to 1983. He continued to work in the textile roll division when it was sold to KRH Rolls in 1983. He retired in 1989.

Mr. Barber was active in sports for many years. During seventh and eighth grade he played baseball on the Marine Team. While in high school, he was a varsity baseball catcher for several years. He was also a varsity football lineman during all four years, and was co-captain in his senior year. He was the high-school stage manager for three years and a member of Boys' State.

Mr. Barber was a member of South Athol United Methodist Church, and a member and past president of the South Athol United Methodist Men. He was chairman of the church Finance Committee for 25 years and served for many years on several other church committees. He was a longtime co-chairman of the church suppers, and called for and sold tickets for all the suppers. He was co-chairman of the South Athol Village Fair, run by the church, for 29 years,

For about 25 years, Mr. Barber assisted his wife, a former teacher at Ralph C. Mahar Regional School in Orange, with many activities at the school, especially the school's Science Fair. He was a judge at the fair for many years and was previously a judge at the Western Massachusetts Division Science Fair at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He received the Special Parents Award in 1977 from the Mahar Fish & Game Club in Orange.

Mr. Barber was a coach for many years in the Orange Little League and the Orange Babe Ruth League. He was also an ardent hunter and fisherman. He was a skilled woodworker.

He and his wife traveled in all 50 states, England and Scotland. He and his wife drove several times to Alaska.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in South Athol United Methodist Church, Morgan Avenue, South Athol. Burial will be in South Cemetery, Orange. Calling hours are 7 to 9 tonight in Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to South Athol United Methodist Church, Memorial Fund, c||o Zane Dubour, 3800 South Athol Road, Athol, 01331.
Barber, Elwyn Chester (I172)
174 NORTHFIELD - Helen E. (Williams) Clough Ricker, 95, of Pine Meadow Road, died Wednesday morning (9-11-13) 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 Feb. 2, 1941 to Charles Clough. Mr. Clough predeceased her in 1969. She then was married to Robert Ricker in October of 1978.

She is survived by her husband and children, Gloria Eddy and her husband Donald of Winchendon, Mass., Warren "Pat" Clough and his wife Rose of Orange, Mass., Dale Clough and his wife Diane of Northfield, Mass, Marilyn Remillard and her husband Francis of Northampton, Mass., Jerald Clough and his wife Shelia of Bernardston, Mass., and Pam Blinn and her husband Stephen of Leverett, Mass. 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, Mass.; 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 service will be held on Saturday (9-14-13) at 11 a.m. at West Northfield Cemetery, Northfield, Mass. 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.
Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.

Published by the Greenfield Recorder, 12 September 2013 
Williams, Helen Elizabeth (I7460)
175 NORTHFIELD - Mildred (Bush) Whitney, 85, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at her home in Northfield.

She was born Nov. 3, 1931, in Sunderland, the daughter of the late Joseph and Isabel (Stephan) Bush. She was the wife of the late Lawrence D. Whitney who predeceased her Oct. 12, 2007. She was the sister of Carole Clements of Pasadena, Maryland, and was predeceased by her sisters Mary Sousa and Dorothy Descavich.

She attended school in Sunderland and Northampton. "Millie" was a long time resident of Pine Meadow Road in Northfield. She actively worked on the family farm and in the family businesses as well as outside the home. In her later years Millie and Lawrence enjoyed spending winters at their home in Florida.

She leaves behind five children, Sharon Marando of Grafton, Sandra Waskeiwicz and her husband Michael of Greenfield, Laurie Hall and fiancé Richard Purnell, Matthew Bazzani and his wife Debbie, and Daniel Whitney and his wife Michele all of Northfield. She also leaves many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She loved her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed dancing, country music, gardening, family time and had a great love of animals.

Private graveside services will be held in the spring in Farms Cemetery, Northfield. At her request there will be no calling hours.

Donations in her memory may be made the Northfield EMS, 69 Main St., Northfield, MA 01360, or the charity of ones choice.

Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette from Jan. 14 to Jan. 26, 2017. 
Bush, Mildred F. "Millie" (I7485)
176 NORTHFIELD Doris M. Clough, 87, of 775 Pine Meadow Road, died Friday in a Greenfield nursing home. A lifelong resident, she was born and schooled here. She was a member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church. Her husband, Dana Clough, died in 1965. She leaves two sons, Wilford of Northfield and Dana Jr. of Erving; four daughters, Shirley Allis of Northfield, Ruth Johnson of Erving, Beatrice Zach of Whately and Janice LaPointe of Northfield; 33 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Another son, Robert, died in 1980. The funeral will be Monday afternoon at Kidder Funeral Home, with burial in Center Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Sunday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinitarian Congregational Church Memorial Fund, Main Street, Northfield, MA 01360.

Published by the Athol Daily News, 29 March 1999  
Clough, Doris May (I129)
177 ORANGE- Iva I. (Jones) McKenney, 96, of 58 Winter Street, died Tuesday evening, December 26, 2006 at Applewood Home for Elders in Athol, following an illness.

Born on April 13, 1910 in Pelham, she was a daughter of William and Etta (Upton) Jones and grew up in the former Quabbin town of Prescott before moving to Orange in 1927.

She was a graduate of Fitchburg High School in 1928.
She was married to Everett A. McKenney who died on August 15, 1981, and they had enjoyed 49 years together.

A devoted family lady who enjoyed her time with them, Iva also was a longtime member of the First Universalist Church of Orange, the church's Unity Club, the Orange Historical Society, Orange Senior Citizens Club, and the Swift River Historical Society. She was a great volunteer to all of these organizations.

Survivors include her son, Robert W. McKenney of Orange; daughters, Joan Reid, and her husband, George, of Orange, and Marie Tavernini of Alexandria, Virginia; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.
Besides her beloved husband Everett, she was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara Barnes on January 24, 2000, and two brothers, Oren Jones and Paul Jones.

Funeral services will be held on Friday morning, December 29, 2006 at 11:00AM at Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange. Interment will follow in Mountainview Cemetery in New Salem.

There will be a calling hour from 10-11AM prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the First Universalist Church, 31 North Main Street, Orange, MA 01364.
Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is directing the arrangements.

Guest register and directions available at
Jones, Iva Irene (I229)
178 Richard E. Petersen, 96, of Concord, died Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Emerson Hospital in Concord. He was the beloved husband for 68 years of Annette (Benson) Petersen. Born in Concord on July 27, 1921, he was the son of the late Peverill and Alice (Wilber) Petersen. During his youth, he worked on the familys Wigwam Brook Farm located on Monument Street in Concord along side his father and grandfather (Rudolph). He attended Concord public schools and graduated in 1939 from Concord High School. He received a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Chemistry from Lowell Textile Institute, now known as University of Massachusetts, Lowell. During World War II, he served as a radio operator in the Ski Troops at Camp Hale and later in the 77th division in Okinawa and Japan. After the war he completed his last year of college and briefly worked in New Jersey as a chemist where he met his future wife. Following their marriage in New York City they returned to the family farm he loved. He continued in chemistry for many years where he was named in several patents and inventions. He worked hard dedicating himself to the goals of educating his children and providing the necessities needed to keep the farm in the family. Following his retirement in 1978 he spent many happy years farming his land and selling produce from a roadside stand made from a 1942 Pontiac. An avid reader, he had a wide range of interests especially in subjects relating to science. He also read about farming, aviation and boating, inspiring him to build an ultra-light aircraft and sail solo to Bermuda. He had a passion for adventure and led his family on many camping, climbing and sailing vacations. From wilderness canoeing in Maine, mountain climbing in Colorado and numerous sailing trips on the eastern seaboard he enjoyed them all. Some of his fondest memories however, were of canoeing and picnicking on the Concord River with Annette, an activity they continued into their nineties. In addition to his wife, Annette, he is survived by two sons, James Petersen and his wife Ana of Warwick, Rhode Island and William Petersen and his wife Jennifer of Concord, one daughter, Donna Robbins and her husband, John of Concord, four grandchildren, Andrew Petersen, Bonnie Evans, Annie Petersen and Virginia Robbins. He was also the brother of the late Elizabeth Leighly. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children of Boston. Family and friends are welcome to gather for a funeral procession on Friday, August 25, at 9:30 am at the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center followed by a graveside service at 10 am in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Susan M. Dee and Charles W. Dee, Jr., Dee Funeral Home of Concord. To share a remembrance in Mr. Petersens online guest book, visit

Published in The Concord Journal from Aug. 21 to Aug. 31, 2017 
Petersen, Richard Edward (I181)
179 Robert Lee Barber, age 73, of Manistee, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2007 at Tendercare of Ludington.

A full obituary will be published at a later date in the News Advocate. Cremation has taken place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Manistee.

The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Oak Grove Cremation Center.
Barber, Robert Lee (I176)
180 Selina Olive Delvee was born July 24, 1851 at Warwick, Mass, a daughter of Alvin and Olive Delvee. She moved with her parents to Bates Co, MO, in 1867. In 1869 she was married to Edwin Leonard Pierce. To this union six children were born, Mrs. Nellie E. Hamer of Harrisonville, MO, Mrs. Emily L. Bivens, Mrs. Lydia L. Bivens, Chas. A. Pierce, and Edwin W. Pierce all of Maysville and vicinity. and Chester L. Pierce of Kansas City, who were all present. They moved to DeKalb county in 1876. Her husband, Edwin L. Piere died Oct. 18, 1898. Four years later in 1902, she was united in marriage to Joseph D. Pickett of Fairfield, Iowa, who survives her, also one sister, Mrs. Carrie Hockett of Colony, Kansas, who was present, one brother George Delvee of Athol, Idaho, fifteen grandchildren and one great grandchild, also an orphan girl whom Mrs. Pickett raised from the age of ten years until she was married, Mrs. Ida English, now living at Logan, Kansas.
She died at her home on South Water street at 2:35PM, March 29, 1912, of paralysis, at the age of 60 yrs, 8 mos, and 5 days. Early in life she united with the Church of God, commonly known as the Advent church and she has lived a faithful Christian and a loving mother and wife. Her abiding trust in Jesus Christ as her Savior, and the peace and confidence with which she contemplated the time of her departure, are manifested in the following beautiful verses, which are her own composition and which she wrote some years before her death.

The funeral services were conducted in the Christian Church at 2:30 Sunday afternoon by F. A. Andrews, assisted by J. H. Thompson, pastor of the M. E. Church and Geo. Prewitt, pastor of the Baptist church. The K.P. Lodge of which Edwin W. Pierce is a member, escorted the body from the home. Afer the service at the church the body was laid to rest in the new cemetery.

Published in the The Republican, Maysville, Missouri, 4 April 1912 
Delvee, Salina Olive Etta "Lina" (I3166)
181 SPRINGFIELD - On Saturday, January 24, 2004, Alton Atherton, 64, passed away at Baystate Medical Center. Alton was born in Orange, MA on December 27, 1939 son of the late George and Dorothy Atherton. Alton enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles and he especially enjoyed traveling. His favorite destinations were Jamaica and Florida. Alton leaves many friends to cherish his memory at Multicultural Community Services including, Winston, Ron, Ernest, David, Anthony, Jerry, Zinab, Sandy, Wally, Baraca, Maria, and Attorney Hyman Darling. All are invited to a Funeral Home Service Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Sampson Chapel of the Acres, 21 Tinkham Road, Springfield. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll cemetery in Palmer. A Calling hour will be held on Thursday morning from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Published in the Springfield Republican on Jan. 27, 2004. 
Atherton, Alton Don (I145)
182 William J. Grant, Jr. Athol – William J. Grant, Jr., 87, of Jordan Drive, died Friday, July 18, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Bill was born in Athol, MA, June 26, 1927, the son of William J. and Grace G. (Strang) Grant, Sr. He grew up in Athol, graduating from Athol High School in 1945, while on active duty in the U.S. Navy. He lived in Athol most of his life, also living in Ohio and NJ while working for the L.S. Starrett Company as a Sales Engineer, after beginning his career at the Union Twist Drill.

Bill was a veteran of WWII (Pacific Theater 1945-1946) and the Korean Conflict (1952) serving on the NTC Sampson, the USS Luzon, the USS Beaver, and the CSD 31 Boat Pool. He worked for the L.S. Starrett Company for 35 years, retiring in 1989. Bill was a past president (1979-1980) and a member of the Ellinwood Country Club, served as a selectman for the town of Athol (1954-1955), was a member of the North Quabbin Lodge of Masons A.F. & A.M., was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing cards. But the greatest joys in Bill and his wife Dot's life were family, home, friends, and laughter. He could usually be found at the grill, with his “two fingers” and with a remarkable memory, recounting years of stories.

“Pa” was a wonderful grandfather and great-grandfather, always with a smile and a hug and sometimes a song or a lesson on your golf swing . For over 25 years they also enjoyed spending winters in Winter Springs, FL, where Bill loved working as a ranger at the Tuscawilla Country Club.

Bill leaves his wife, and love of his life, of 66 years, Dorothy (Wetmore) Grant; three sons, Wm. Marshall Grant and his wife Judy of Athol, David L. Grant and his wife Tori of Franklin, TN, and Robert Grant and his wife Penny of Warwick; his grandchildren Derek Grant and his fiancée Jessica Murphy, Erin Johnson, Billy Grant, and Kaija Grant: his great-grandchildren David Johnson, Oliver Johnson, Joseph Grant, and Daniel Grant all of Athol. Bill also leaves his close friend and neighbor Fred Ryder. and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son Jeffrey in 2005, a brother John “Hutch” Grant and two sisters, Doris Robichaud and Olive Long. His wife's parents, Leslie and Hazel Wetmore, who also predeceased him, were very fond of Bill.

A private graveside service will be held at Silver Lake Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Bill preferred that you not acknowledge his passing with flowers or a gift, but only a fond memory. However, knowing that some would like to acknowledge his passing and honor his memory, the family would request that donations be sent to the GVNA Hospice, 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440

Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main Street, Athol is directing arrangements. For further information or to share a memory with the family go to:
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