Dorothy May Rogers
December 11, 1928 ~ February 14, 2018
Northfield, Ma.

Dorothy May (Moody) Rogers, 89, of Northfield went to be with her Lord on February 14, 2018 at Buckley Healthcare Center. She was the loving wife of Berton Rogers, who predeceased her last October. Moving from Rhode Island in 1955, they lived in Northfield for over 62 years until their deaths. They had celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this past July and will be missed by their family.

Dorothy was born on December 11, 1928 in Providence, RI the first of four children of Walter Leland and Florence Vereena Moody. She is survived by sisters Barbara Lillian Freeman of Cartersville, Ga and Francis Ann Postle of Pawtucket, RI, and predeceased by her brother Byran Charles Moody .
She grew up in Pawtucket, RI and attended Pawtucket Schools. She was a member of the Moody Sisters singing on the radio with “Buddy and the Gang.” She and her sisters also sang in canteens for servicemen during WWII. She was a graduate of West High School in Pawtucket. On July 19, 1947, she married Berton Bowen Rogers of Apponaug , RI, at Friendship St. Baptist church in Providence RI, officiated by her grandfather, Rev. Walter B. Greene. They lived in Apponaug and Pawtucket until moving to Northfield.

Early in her married life she worked at W.H. Haskell as a secretary, and later worked as a teller at a bank in Pawtucket. However, her main focus in life was raising her children and making a loving home for her family; this required a lot of time and effort with four active boys and a hard-working husband. But she loved it.

She enjoyed gardening, flower arranging, singing, quilting and loved taking care of her grandchildren. She was known for the delicious desserts she baked. She was known for her hospitality especially to visiting missionaries and friends. She had great love for her grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the Northfield Baptist Church for 48 years, where she served as Sunday school teacher and youth leader (with her husband) for fifteen years. She also used her love of flowers to service as the church floral arranger eighteen years. Dorothy loved to sing and was a member of the choir and served as the church pianist for eleven years. Later in life she became a member of Northfield Community Bible Church for eight years.

She is survived by four sons: David Rogers of Cheshire, CT, and his wife Ellen Rogers; Bruce Rogers and his wife Ann Carr of Greenfield , MA; Douglas Rogers and Gail Wakefield of Buckland, MA; and Timothy Harold Rogers and his wife Tracey Rogers of Northfield, Ma. She was the beloved grandmother to nine grandchildren: Christopher, Michael, Daniel, Caitlin, Madeline, Nathen, Hillary, Jared, and Olivia, and two great-grandchildren, Asaph and Cai of Mesa, Arizona.

A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, February 24th at the Northfield Baptist Church, 87 Main St, Northfield, MA. The Rev. Al Thibault of Waterville Maine will officiate. Friends and family can say their goodbyes from 10 to 11 AM at the church.

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

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Dean E. Galbraith
March 10, 1942 ~ February 15, 2018
Winchester, N.H.

Dean E. Galbraith, 75, of Winchester, N.H. formerly of Northfield, Ma. died Thursday evening (2-15-2018) at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Ct. He was born in Weymouth, Ma. on March 10, 1942 the son of Emerson and Dorothy (Davis) Galbraith. Dean was educated locally. He served in the US Air Force from 1961-1965. He owned and operated a liquor store in Colrain, Ma. for several years. He then worked for many years as bookkeeper for Sirum Bros. Equipment in Montague, Ma. He was a very active member of St. Patrick's Church in Northfield where he taught CCD classes, was a reader, and bookkeeper for many years. He enjoyed traveling to shrines all over the country and traveled across the country several times for months at a time visiting family members.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews including: John, Mark, Roy, David and Donna Galbraith, and Cindy Crane, and Mary Bell.

Funeral Services will Wednesday (2-21-2018) at 9:15 A.M. from the Kidder Funeral Home, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church, Main St. Northfield at 10:A.M. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor will officiate. Burial with full military honors will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield.

Calling hours will be Tuesday (2-20-2018) from 5-7 P.M. at Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.

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Edward Tie’
July 11, 1921 ~ February 11, 2018
Lehigh Acres, FL

Edward Tie’, 96, of Lehigh Acres, FL formerly of Northfield, MA passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018 after a period of declining health.

Ed was born in New York City, NY on July 11, 1921 son of Jose Tie’ and Eleanor (Holland) Tie’ and moved to Northfield at an early age.

He joined the Army in June 1941 serving during WWII and was in Pearl Harbor on that faithful day, December 7, 1941. Upon his honorable discharge in June of 1945 he went to work as a master painter and wallpaper hanger for the Northfield Inn until its closing and then was self-employed painting and wallpapering until his retirement 1987.

Ed met his wife, Lillian, while working at the Northfield Inn and they were married on September 25, 1945. Lillian predeceased Ed in 2000 after 55 years of marriage.

Ed loved playing golf all throughout his life, a passion he passed on to his son and grandsons. Everyone said he had a great swing and how did he learn to do that. He also enjoyed bowling, riding bicycle, and taking walks in nature.

He is survived by his son, Ron and wife, Shirley of Arizona and a daughter, Lorraine Zamojski and husband, Steve of Ashfield, MA, 4 grandsons, Ryan Tie’, Eric Tie’, Mark Tie’ and Jason Derrig. Ed also leaves 5 great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later time and date and are under the direction of Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.

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Linda L. Torres
February 12, 1946 ~ February 14, 2018
Northfield, Ma.

Linda L. Torres, 72, of Northfield died Wednesday morning (2-14-2018) at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Teaneck, N.J. on February 12, 1946, the daughter of Albert and Isabelle (Tilman) Rawson. She was married to William Torres for 47 years. She moved to Brattleboro, Vt. in 1978 where she owned and operated BLT Market. She later managed an after school program at Our Place for Kids. She was locally known by many as "Happy the Clown". She also founded an organization called Valley Fund Raisers. The family moved to Northfield 15 years ago.

She is survived by her husband and sons: Bill Torres of Northfield, Ma. and Roy Sara of Hinsdale, N.H. and a brother: Albert Rawson and his wife Gail of Somersworth, N.H. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Ashleigh and Wesley Sara, and Jason Torres, five great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

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

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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Helen Sigrid Niemi Payne
September 10, 1923 ~ February 12, 2018
Northfield, Ma.

Helen Sigrid Niemi Payne, 94 of Mt. Dora, Fl and formerly of Northfield, Ma. passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday (2-12-2018). She was born in Lewiston, Me. on September 10, 1923 the daughter of Anton Niemi and Lena Niemi from Finland. Helen lived in Ashburnham, Ma. for 10 years then moved to Plymouth, Ma. and then back to Orange, Ma. She was a 1942 graduate of Greenfield, (Ma) High School. She became a of member of the American Red Cross, and worked for the U.S. Postal Service, then Dr. Peck Veterinarian, and finally for Sarah Coventry Jewelry. She was a dedicated homemaker and loved her family and pets. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, painting, antiquing, and traveling. She was predeceased by her first husband George L. Payne, and her second husband Alfred Poudrier and children: Melinda, William, Stephen, and Charles.

She is survived by her children: Bette Drish of Nova Scotia, and Kenneth and his wife Sandy Mallah, of West Palm Beach, Fl. and grandchildren: Kenneth, Charleen and Travis Payne, Molly Leighton, Patrick Drish, Derric and Eric Harty, and numerous great grandchildren.

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

There are no calling hours.

The family wishes to extend our gratitude to the wonderful and devoted team that cared for her during her extended stay at Lake Eustis Health and Rehab.

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

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Kevin Rhodes Pernice
February 3, 2018
Bernardston, Ma.

Kevin Rhodes Pernice, 66 passed away unexpectedly at home Saturday February 3rd 2018.
Kevin leaves behind his father Vincent Pernice 92 of Southwick, his sons, Ryan Pernice, Vincent Pernice II and his wife Kaylee Pernice, their child Vincent Pernice III age 10 months and their mother Lari Jo Hendrickson.

In addition he leaves behind his fiance Cindy Schimelpfenig and her children Eric, Anna, and Alex, his wife Holly and children, Cooper and Lincoln, and his beloved puggle Spritzer.

Kevin was born in West Springfield MA. Throughout high school and college Kevin played in and managed rock bands. He toured with J. Geils band and Fat.

Kevin loved a good cigar and taking cruises to tropical destinations. He would have been a shoe in for a fifth Beatle but they weren’t hiring.

He was a charming, chivalrous man with the ability to light up a room wherever he went. Kevin has friends of all stripes who will miss him dearly.

Calling hours will be at Kidder Funeral Home in Northfield MA on Saturday February 10th 2018 between 2-5pm. Burial in Center Cemetery, Bernardston, Ma. will be in the spring and announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in memory of Kevin and his love for his rescue dog Spritzer to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office Dog Shelter & Adoption Center. PH: 413 676-9182. 10 Sandy Lane Turners Falls, MA 01376. http://fcrdogkennel.org

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

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Robert J. Black
February 3, 1926 ~ February 5, 2018
Ashuelot, N.H.

Robert J. Black Jr. 92 of Ashuelot, N.H. died Monday (2-5-2018) at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H. He was born in Leverett, Ma. on February 3, 1926, the son of Robert and Ruth (Adams) Black. Robert was married on November 24, 1951 to the former Mary Phillips. In his younger years he was both a farmer and logger, jobs he dearly loved. In 1960 he moved his family to New Hampshire. He then worked at O'Neil Paper Service in Ashuelot, NH, then for C.L. Lane in East Swanzey, NH and finally for JH Dunnings of Walpole, NH. He was very much a family man, loving his family dearly. He loved the outdoors and hunting and fishing. He lived in NH for 46 years before he got his first deer, it was a four pointer. Before becoming ill he attended the Newfane flea market every Sunday.

He is survived by his wife, and his sons: Charles and his wife Theresa of North Carolina, Gordon and his wife Jessie of Hinsdale, NH, and Ronald of Richmond, NH. and his daughter: Barbara Fostyck of Hinsdale, NH. He is also survived by his siblings: James of Winchester, NH, Harold of Westmoreland NH, Richard of South Dakota, Caroline Ruthier of Somersworth, NH, Etta Remick of Westmoreland, NH, and Betty Carbana and her husband Frank of Eppingham, NH. Eight grandchildren, and Ten Great Grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Carl, and Ralph, and son-in-law Joseph Fostyck.

There will be a graveside in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester, NH at a time to be announced.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in his memory may be made to either the Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Rd. Swanzey, NH 03446, or St. Judes Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-9959.

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

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Ronan C. Sodders
February 1, 2018
Northfield, Ma.

Ronan C. Sodders, infant son of Brian and Tierney (Barker) Sodders of Northfield died Thursday (2-1-2018) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield. Graveside services in Farms Cemetery, Northfield will be held in the spring at a time to be announced. Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. Is in charge of arrangements.

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June R. Wetherbe
July 31. 1923 ~ January 26, 2018gregory
Vernon, Vt.

June R. Wetherbe, 94 of Vernon, Vt. and formerly of Northfield, Ma. died Friday morning (1-26-2018) at the Vernon Green Nursing Home in Vernon. She was born in Northfield, Ma. on July 31. 1923 the daughter of Homer and Ida (Schworn) Browning Sr. June's education began in a one room school house in Northfield Farms. She then graduated from Providence Bible Institute and also Gordon College in the 1940's. She then attended Moody Bible Institute with an emphasis on missions. She was married to Franklin B. Wetherbe on July 22, 1961. Mr Wetherbe predeceased her in 2001. Early in life she made the most important decision anyone can ever take. She asked Jesus to be her Savior, trusting him only for forgiveness for sin. She lived a wonderful life of 94 years, serving God to the fullest. She cared for and served everyone she met and never complained. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, teacher, missionary, Sunday School teacher, and more. We will greatly miss her, but are confident that she is in Heaven with her Lord and Savior, whom she loved with all her heart. She was a member of Moores Corner Church in Leverett, and in later years Community Bible Church in Northfield.

She is survived by a son: Raymond Wiliams of Iowa, Louisiana, and a daughter: Melissa Mac Quarrie and her husband Rev. James of Bear Lake, MI, and a sister Elizabeth Holloway of Northfield, Ma. and grandchildren: Alisha, Jonathan, and Jessica MacQuarrie, and Crystal McMillen. and two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers Herman and Homer Jr. Browning, and sister Hazel Marcy.

Funeral services will be Thursday (2-1-2018) at the Northfield Baptist Church, Main St. Northfield, Ma. at 2:00 p.m. There will be a calling hour from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church on Thursday. Burial in Plainview Cemetery, Leverett, Ma. will be in the spring.

The family wishes to thank the loving caring staff at Vernon Hall and Vernon Green. We can never thank them enough for their exceptional love and care.

Donations in her memory may be made to Bibles International, 609 36th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI. 49548

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Carolyn S. Goodwin
January 24, 2018
Northfield, Mass.

Carolyn S. Goodwin of Northfield, MA passed away peacefully on January 24, 2018 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center following a period of declining health. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Carolyn was a lifelong native of Northfield, MA, daughter of Wallace and Eleanor Stange. Carolyn attended and graduated from local schools. Later in life, she graduated with honors from Greenfield Community College and UMASS-Amherst, and pursued graduate studies at Springfield College in the field of Art Therapy.

In addition to Carolyn’s well-honed skills as homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother, she also worked part-time as Bookkeeper for her husband’s financial planning business, Goodwin, Shine, and Associates.

Carolyn invested her life in her children and grandchildren and enjoyed a multitude of creative interests in art, gardening, sewing, and crafts. As an active member of the Advent Christian Church of Vernon, VT, Carolyn dedicated volumes of her time and talent toward the Flower and Beautification Committees. She is fondly remembered for her selfless giving and humble spirit.
Carolyn leaves her husband of 49 years, Al Goodwin. She is also survived by: her sister, Barbara McMullen and her husband Rick of Timberon, NM; her children: sons Eric Goodwin, Andrew Goodwin, Sr, daughter-in-law Sherri Goodwin of Northfield, MA, daughter Mary Fallano, son-in-law Joel Fallano of Rockland, MA; and her grandchildren: Mikayla Goodwin, Andrew Goodwin, Jr, Rebekah Goodwin, Hannah Goodwin, and Benjamin Goodwin of Northfield, MA.

In celebration of her life, there will be visiting hours on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave, Northfield MA from 5:00-7:00pm. The funeral service will be Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Vernon Advent Christian Church, 4554 Fort Bridgman Rd, Vernon, VT at 10:00am. Burial in West Northfield Cemetery will be in the spring.

Donations in Carolyn’s memory may be made to Vernon Advent Christian Church, 4554 Fort Bridgman Rd, Vernon, VT, 05354.

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Beryle M. Hammond
March 1, 1924 ~ January 22, 2018gregory
Northfield, Mass.

Beryle M. Hammond, 93 of Northfield died Monday (1-22-2018) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, Ma. She was born on March 1, 1924. She was raised in Woodsville, NH by her grandparents Henry and Etta Stimson. She was valedictorian of her class at Woodsville High School. She then received a Batchelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1946. She was married on August 23, 1952 to Eugene Hammond, and they were married 56 years until his death in 2008. She taught Home Economics at Pioneer Valley Regional School until her retirement in 1986. She was Massachusetts Teacher of the Year in 1978. She was a member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Northfield, and was very active in the Northfield Historical Society, and the Foundation for Educational Excellence at Pioneer Valley School.

She is survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews, including: Kent Hammond and his wife June of Wooster, OH, Marshall Hammond of Upper Marlboro, MD, Judy Atherton and her husband Mike of Downey, CA, Stephen Hammond of Rockingham, VT, Beth Hammond of Weymouth, MA, Laura Kulmala and her husband Stefan of Charleston, WV, Sally DeWind and her husband Tom of St. Joseph, MI, and Marsha Brummel and her husband Ken of Claremont, NH, and her sister-in-law Eleanor Hammond of Monument Beach, MA, and many friends and neighbors.
A memorial service will be held in the future at a time to be announced.

Donations in her memory may made to either the Northfield Historical Society, P.O. Box 151,
Northfield, Ma. 01360 or the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360, or Foundation for Educational Excellence, P.O. Box 56, Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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Stanley E. Raymond
July 15, 1934 ~ January 24, 2018raymond
Brattleboro, Vt.

Stanley E. Raymond, 83, of Brattleboro, Vt. and formerly of Bernardston, Ma. died Wednesday morning (1-24-2018) at Pine Heights at Brattleboro with family by his side. He was born in Northfield, Ma. on July 15, 1934 the son of Charles and Esther (Maynard) Raymond. Stanley was a graduate of Powers Institute in Bernardston, Ma. He worked early in life on the Miller Farm in Vernon, Vt. and then for several years for Merrill Gas, and finally for WTE (formerly Kramers) in Greenfield, Ma. He was an avid fisherman, spending many hours fishing with his sons and grandsons. He enjoyed auto racing and was passionate about watching his brother Roger race all over New England. He was an avid Red Sox and New England Patriot fan.

He is survived by his sons: Stanley Jr. and Mark both of Brattleboro, Vt. and his daughters: Cathy Raymond and her companion Curtis Mayer of Hinsdale, NH and Donna Raymond and Rebecca Menard and her husband Joey both of Brattleboro, Vt. He is also survived by his brother: Roger and his wife Wendy of Bernardston, Ma. and his sisters: Karen Chula and her husband David of Northfield, Ma. and Carolyn Prescott of Bellingham, Ma and eight grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial service on February 3, 2018 at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. at 2:00 P.M. The Rev. Michael Gantt will officiate. Burial in Center Cemetery, Northfield will be in the spring.

There will be a calling hour on Saturday (2-3-2018) from 1 P.M. until the time of the service at the funeral Home.

Donations in his memory may be made to Pine Heights at Brattleboro, 187 Oak Grove Ave. Brattleboro, Vt. 05301-6642.

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Charles E. Gregory
June 1, 1932 ~ January 18, 2018gregory
Winchester, N.H.

Charles E. Gregory, 85 of Winchester, N.H. passed away on January 19, 2018 at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene due to a quickly declining health status. Charles was born in Agawam, Ma. on June 1, 1932 to Charles R. and Mary (Bohaker) Gregory. They moved to Winchester before he started school. He left in 10th grade, joined the US Air Force and served in the Korean War. Upon discharge, he moved back to Winchester, started dating Joyce Tatro, whom he'd known since Kindergarten, and later married her on April, 12, 1953. She passed away in 1992 after 39 years of marriage. He worked for Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut after they got married. He then worked for the State of New Hampshire for about 10 years, and then Beamans Lumber in Winchester and finally for the Town of Winchester.

Charles loved his family, first and foremost. He loved his wood heat in the winter, summertime barbecues,. and telling stories of his favorite memories from his younger days. He enjoyed playing card games, watching game shows, and anything that would give him a reason to be outside (going for walks for example)

Charles is survived by 3 children, 4 grandkids, 6 great grandkids, a brother, a sister, and a sister-in-law.

There will be calling hours on Friday (1-26-2018) from 6-8 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. Burial with full military honors will be in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester, NH.

His family would like to sincerely thank all the medical professionals who cared for him in his last days.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Monadnock Humane Society 101 West Swanzey Rd. Swanzey, NH 03446, since he loved and cherished all his animals.

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Sadie M. Shippa
April 25, 1939 ~ January 17, 2018
Northfield, Mass.

Sadie M. Shippa, 78, of Mt. Hermon Station Rd. Northfield died Wednesday (1-17-2018) at Charlene Manor Healthcare Center in Greenfield, Ma. She was born in Orange, Ma. on April 25, 1939 the daughter of Leroy and Doris (Goldsmith) Cutler. Sadie was educated in Orange Schools. She was married to Robert Shippa on May 12, 1957 in Vernon, Vt. and they celebrated 60 years of marriage this past year. Early in life while raising her family, she was a den mother for the Northfield Cub Scouts. She was well known for her baking abilities, and loved country music traveling with her husband Bob to Nashville, TN and Branson, MO. She loved family gatherings and potluck suppers and is famous for her whoopi pies.

She is survived by her husband Robert of 60 years, and two sons: David and his companion Rhonda of Bernardston, and Rory Shippa of Northfield and her daughters: Rebecca Taylor of Littleton, NH, Melinda Morissette of Littleton, NH. and Jill Fortier and her husband Mark of Northfield, MA. She is also survived by her brothers: Richard Cutler and his wife Janice of Vernon, Vt. and Robert Cutler and his wife Lois of Columbus Grove, OH. and her sister: Shirley Hewes of Brattleboro, Vt. Twelve Grandchildren, and 11 Great Grandchildren.

There will be calling hours on Saturday (1-20-2018) from 2-4 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. A private graveside service will be in the spring in West Northfield Cemetery, Northfield, Ma.

Donations in her memory may be to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105-9959.

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Donald E. Hubbard
1943 ~ January 14, 2018
Winchester, N.H

Donald E Hubbard, 74 of WInchester NH. died peacefully Sunday (01-14-2018) at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H. He was born in 1943, in Montague, Mass. the son of Kenneth and Agnes (Carson) Hubbard. Don was a 1962 graduate of Pioneer Valley Regional School. He then attended Barber College becoming a Master Barber. He operated "Don's Barber Shop in Winchester, N.H. for 54 years. Don wanted his customers to know he appreciated their loyalty through the years. He served Winchester on many town boards and committees. He enjoyed farming, maple sugaring, gardening, and dancing. Most of all he loved his horses. He did competitions and carriage and hay rides for special events. He shared his knowledge and joy with those around him.

He is survived by his children: Brian Hubbard of Winchester, N.H. and his ex-wife Lynn, April Preston and her husband Kenneth of Greenbrier, TN. and his companion of many years Kathleen Felton. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Hillary Coahran, Brenden Hubbard, Zachary Preston, and Jorden Hubbard, and his brothers: Walter and his wife Joyce of Royalston, MA and Robert and his wife Brenda of Warwick, MA and his sister Martha Alden of Warwick, Ma. and family members, Lee Felton and his wife Rebecca of Whately, MA, Laura Zerafa of Kalamazoo, MI. and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Monday (1-22-2018) at 11:00 A.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA. Burial will be in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester, N.H.
Calling hours will be Sunday (1-21-2018) from 2-4 P.M. at the funeral home.

To send condolences or for directions please visit www.kidderfuneralhome.com. Donations in his memory should be made to charity of ones choice.

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Robert "Bob" Schouler
May 20, 1946 ~ December 13, 2017
Turners Falls, Ma.

Robert "Bob" Schouler, 71, of Turners Falls, Ma. died December 13, 2017 at the Center for Extended Care, Amherst, Ma. He was born in Greenfield, Ma. on May 20, 1946 the son of Kenneth and Dorothy (Blodgett) Schouler. Bob was a graduate of Greenfield HighSchool and worked for Jarvis (Apollo) Pools in Turners Falls from 1975 until his retirement. He was a member of the St. Stan's Society in Turners Falls.

He is survived by his sons: Kenneth J. Schouler and his wife Erin (Miller) of Orlando, Fl and their children Kyle, Alyson, Nichole, and Jacob, and three great grandchildren, Xander, Rose, and Jack. and son Robert Schouler and his wife Natasha of Milton, Fl, and their children, Christopher, and Jamie, and a great child, A'veiya. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Eleanor (Gruszkowski) (Schouler) Streeter with whom he remained lifelong friends, and his brother Harry Schouler and his wife Viola LeDoux, and several neices and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Jimmy Schouler and his late wife Jean.

A memorial service will be held at a later at Kidder Funeral Home, Northfield, Ma.at a time to be announced.

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

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Mary M. (Kempton) Struthers
February 15, 1944 ~ January 5, 2018
Winchester, N.H.

Mary M. (Kempton) Struthers, 73, of Winchester, died Friday evening (1-5-2018) at Applewood Healthcare Center, Winchester. She was born in Keene, N.H. on February 15, 1944 the daughter of Frederick and Geneva (Foster) Kempton.

She was educated in area schools. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Winchester volunteering her time on many of their fund raising projects. She enjoyed her flower gardens, and was an avid Red Sox and NASCAR fan.

She is survived by her children: William Struthers and his companion Seana Shannon of Winchester, N.H. and Mary Ann Seavey and her husband Jay of Swanzey, N.H. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Rebekah Gagnon, Sean Gagnon, William Struthers and fiancé' Brianna Drouin, Joshua Seavey, Kayla Struthers and fiancé' Brandon Grossi, and Chris Abbott, and great grand child Geneva Struthers. She also leaves her siblings: Alice Robinson, Frederick Kempton, and Frank Kempton all of Swanzey, N.H. and Bert Kempton of Concord, N.H. She was predeceased by her ex-husband Clifford Struthers, her daughter Geneva Jennie Struthers, and sister, Bessie Brown.

There will be a graveside service in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester at a time to be announced.

There are no calling hours.

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

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Stanley H. "Squeak" "Jimmy" Wozniak
March 4, 1929 ~ December 24, 2017
Northfield, Mass

Stanley H. "Squeak" "Jimmy" Wozniak, 88 of Northfield, died Sunday (12-24-2017) at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brattleboro, Vt. He was born in Northfield, Ma. on March 4, 1929 the son of John and Josephine (Mazur) Wozniak.

Stanley was educated in Northfield schools attending the West Northfield School, and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1947. He worked early for Boston & Maine Railroad and then served in the U.S.Army during the Korean War. Upon his return from service he worked again for the railroad, then worked for Eugene Wozniak Construction helping to construct several buildings at Deerfield Academy. He then worked at Northfield Washed Sand & Gravel and then worked for the Northfield Highway Dept. retiring in 1994. He was a member of VFW post 9874 in Northfield and a member of the Northfield Snowmobile Club spending hours grooming trails in West Northfield. He with his close friends.

Win Amidon, Ray Clark, and Dwight Stearns spend many hours motorcycling throughout New England and beyond and snowmobiling. Early in life he was an avid bowler. He loved hunting, and mowing his lawn.

He is survived by his niece Nancy Silva and her husband Donald of Taunton, Ma. and his nephew Walter Wozniak Jr and his wife Sharon of Fairfax, Va. He was predeceased by his brothers: John Jr. Walter, and Henry and sisters: Helen Stephie, Josephine, Jadwiga, and Mary Ann.

Funeral Services will be Thursday (01--04-2018) from the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave.
Northfield, Ma. at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church, 80 Main St. Northfield, Ma. at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield with military honors.
Calling hours will be Wednesday (1-3-2018) from 4-7 P.M. at the funeral home.

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Edward "Bud" Fortier
November 20 , 1928 ~ December 23, 2017
Northfield, Mass

Edward " Bud " Fortier, 89, died Saturday ( 12/23/2017) at the Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield. He was born November 20 , 1928 the son of Leo and Eunice ( Johnson ) Fortier. He attended school in Northfield and served in the U.S. Army from 1948 - 1952. He married the former Alice Wood, August 13, 1955 in Northfield. Ed started working at a young age, mowing lawns in town by hand, he was the assistant janitor at the Northfield Elementary and High School while he was still in school, he was the first head custodian at Pioneer Valley Regional School, he was a member of the Northfield Fire Department for 11 years, Worked for Dunnell Fuels as a dispatcher and book keeper and was a general laborer for A. R. Sandri in both Greenfield and Northfield. On February 2 , 1974 he broke his back which left him as a paraplegic. Bud did not let that slow him down, he was the President of the West Northfield Playground Association for 4 years and the treasurer for 25 years, he was the Treasurer for the Northfield Cub Scouts Pack 9 for 25 years, an election officer for the Town of Northfield for 25 years, a 25 year member of the American Legion Post 8 Brattleboro , Vt, a life Member of the Bernardston Vets Club and a life member of the Northfield VFW Post 9874.

He is survived by his wife Alice of 62 years, a daughter JoAnn Newton and her husband Thomas of Northfield, three sons, Edward " Butch " Fortier and his wife Teri of Ashburn, Virginia, David Fortier and his wife Patty of Gilsum , NH , and Mark Fortier and his wife Jill of Northfield. Four grandchildren, Christina Wasserlein, Ashley Fortier, Kristopher Fortier and Abigail Fortier, two Great grandchildren, Michael and Andrew Wasserlein, and a sister Lillian Cardilico and many Nieces and Nephews. He was predeceased by a Grandson, Thomas Newton.

There will be calling hours on Saturday ( 12/30/2017) from 3-5 at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, Mass. Burial will be in the spring.

Donations in his memory may be made to Northfield EMS, care of Mark Fortier, 579 Mt Hermon Station Rd., Northfield Mass. 01360 or to the VFW Post 9874, 545 Mt. Hermon Station Rd., Northfield Mass., 01360.

To send condolences or for directions please visit www.kidderfuneralhome.com. Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Mass is in charge of arrangements.



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Audrey L. Reum
February 15, 1932 ~ November 24, 2017
Greenfield, Ma.

Audrey L. Reum, 85, died peacefully on Friday, November 24, 2017 surrounded by the love and care of her sons and grandchildren and many caregivers. Born in Washington, DC on February 15, 1932, she was the daughter of Harry and Frances (Bowie) Leverette.

A graduate of Anacostia High School, Washington, DC. Audrey married Robert D. Brazeau and they had four children together, Richard Brazeau, Robert Brazeau Jr., Patricia Martin and Eric Brazeau. In 1971 Audrey married William Reum, they lived happily together for 30 years in Greenfield, MA. Audrey started her work career at the Pentagon in Washington, DC as a secretary to the Naval Intelligence Department. From there she worked at the Franklin Nursing Home as a Secretary then moved to Franklin Medical Center where she worked as a Secretary in the Pathology Department.

In 1977 Audrey started her own business “Audrey’s Wigs” until October 2017 selling and styling wigs for her customers. Audrey was devoted, kind and showed loving compassion to her customers. Audrey loved to cook, go dancing, traveling and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She will be dearly missed by her sons: Eric Brazeau and his finance, Laurie Amarosa; Robert Brazeau, Jr.; Richard Brazeau and his wife, Debbie Brazeau and is predeceased by her daughter Patricia Martin. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren: Meagan Bassett, Patrick Bassett, Leah Martin and her finance Joe Boucher; Ryan Brazeau and his wife Heather Brazeau; Jennifer Brazeau and her finance Louis Cousino; Tracy Brazeau and Neal Brazeau; great grandchildren Lucy Brazeau-Cousino and Lydia Brazeau.

There will be a memorial service at the First Congregational Church of Greenfield, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield, MA on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10 am. Coffee hour will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Hospice of the Fisher Home, 1165 North Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002 (413) 549-0115. Kidder Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

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David Baily Harned
June 5, 1932 ~ November 10, 2017
Northfield, Ma.

David Baily Harned, first son of Mary Martha Baily and William Biechele Harned of Allentown, Pennsylvania, passed away in the arms of his devoted wife Elaine Paula Heydenreich Harned on Friday, November 10, 2017. David was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania on June 5, 1932 and spent 85 productive and successful years before joining his Lord and Savior in Heaven. David retired and spent his final days at Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge in Charlottesville, Virginia.

David attended elementary school in Allentown and went on to St. Andrew’s preparatory School in Middletown, Delaware. After his graduation he served as a Winant Volunteer in London, UK, a prestigious exchange volunteer program that provided David with his first exposure to another culture and fostered his love of London and travel in general, a love that he would never lose.

David received his B.A. from Yale College, his M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale Graduate School and his B.D. from Yale Divinity School. After receipt of his B.A. degree, he also studied at The University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland. During his educational years David received many awards, including: a Rockefeller Doctoral Scholarship; a Hooker-Dwight Fellowship; a Kent Fellowship; a Sterling Fellowship; and a Fellowship from the National Council for Religion and Higher Education, amongst others. David was ordained into the Lutheran Church of America in 1961.

David was an educator his entire adult life. He taught Religious Studies at Yale University, Williams College, Smith College and The University of Virginia, where he was a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Religious Studies for 13 years until 1980, a department that he was invited to create in 1967. While at UVA he received the Phi Beta Kappa Award for most distinguished scholarly work of the year and also received the University’s Distinguished Professor Award, amongst many others. As a part of his role as Chairman in 1969, David was one of only ten Westerners invited to India for the 500th Anniversary celebration of the Sikh religious tradition, where he received funds from Prime Minister Gandhi to personally travel throughout India.

David was also a key academic administrator serving as President of Allegheny College and Dean of the Arts and Sciences at Louisiana State University, where he also served at both institutions as a Professor of Religious Studies. David has served as a visiting Professor or Fellow at many other academic institutions including The University of Edinburgh, Princeton University and Punjabi University in Patiala, India.

David was a prolific writer with countless articles and publications. He also authored several books, including: Creed and Personal Identity; Images for Self-Recognition; Faith and Virtue; Grace and Common Life; The Ambiguity of Religion; Theology and the Arts; Secularization and the Protestant Prospect; Patience: How we wait upon the world; and, most recently, Strange Bedfellows and Mrs. Gandhi’s Guest, which he co-wrote with his wife Elaine.

David is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elaine, whom he married on July 1, 1961, and his two sons, Christopher and Timothy, and their beloved wives Elizabeth and Marla. David was also blessed with five grandchildren: Ellie, Kit, William, Alec and Milena. In addition, David is survived by his brother Joseph and his wife Antoinette, along with their children and grandchildren.
Burial will take place in Northfield, Massachusetts at the convenience of the family.

At David’s request, all memorials should be guided toward helping to feed and clothe the less fortunate, specifically to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Box 937, Verona, Virginia 24482 or to the Westminster-Canterbury Fellowship Fund at 250 Pantops Mountain Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22911. Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. Is in charge of arrangements.

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Dr. Edgar B. Moore
July 17, 1928 ~ October 16, 2017
Northfield, Ma.

Dr. Edgar B. Moore, a professor of history and long-time summer resident of Northfield, passed away peacefully October 16, 2017, surrounded by his family. A stroke was the cause of death.

Dwight L. Moody, the noted evangelist, brought Dr. Moore’s family to Northfield in the early 20th century. Mr. Moody was a native of the town. Dr. Moore’s grandfather, Rev. William J. Peck, built a summer cottage there to house his family while they attended Mr. Moody’s summer conferences. As a youth, Dr. Moore served as a conference staff member.

Born July 17, 1928, Dr. Moore was the third generation of his family to make Northfield his summer retreat. His recently-born great-granddaughter is the sixth generation.

Dr. Moore began his professional life as an ordained United Methodist minister, serving churches not far from his boyhood home of Philadelphia. His interest in academia led him to pursue a Ph.D. at St. Andrews University in Scotland. (Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, completed their undergraduate studies there.)

He started in academia upon accepting the chaplaincy at Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio. He moved to the History Department and rose to become department chair. He retired in 2007 after 45 years at the university.

Dr. Moore had diverse interests. In his youth, he climbed some of the highest peaks in New England and the American West. Later in life, he extended his love of history to genealogy. He and his family traveled to Ireland to trace their Moore ancestors.

His greatest joy was sharing time with his wife and family, whether it was hiking up Garnet Rock, telling stories about the old Northfield swimming holes, or just watching CNN. He also supported the mission of his aunt and uncle, Dorothy Miller Peck and Dudley Peck, in their work with the Mam people of Guatemala.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert M. Moore and Helen Peck Moore, and a sister Barbara M. Moore. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gracelouise (G.L.) Sims Moore; three children, Cynthia Moore, Robert Moore, and Mary Louise (M.L.) Moore, and a daughter-in-law, Kathy Muehlhauser Moore; six grandchildren, Sarah Moore, Elizabeth Moore, Patrick Moore, Quinn Sekreta, Sasha Sekreta, and Edgar Moore as well as two grandsons-in-law Matt Guba and Jim Villani; a great-granddaughter, Isabelle Guba; and a sister, Mary Helen Neuendorffer.

In lieu of flowers, his family asks that contributions be made to the United Methodist Church of Berea on behalf of the “Guatemala Women’s Association,” 170 Seminary Street, Berea, Ohio 44017, (440) 234-3525, ext. 103. A Celebration of Dr. Moore’s Life will take place in Northfield during summer 2018.

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

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Norma Agnes (Pastille) Stearns
May 4, 1930 ~ October 25, 2017
Northfield, Ma.

Norma Agnes (Pastille) Stearns, 87 formerly of Northfield, passed away October 25, 2017 at Charlene Manor, Greenfield, MA. after a period of declining health.

Born May 4, 1930 in Providence, RI, daughter of Mary (Dimaio) Pastille and Albert Pastille. She graduated from Coventry High School, Coventry RI in 1947. In 1947 she entered Nurses Training at Franklin County Public Hospital in Greenfield, MA graduating in 1950 as an RN. At the time Franklin County Public Hospital was the only hospital that had a Nurse’s training program that accepted students under the age of 18.

September 8, 1951 she married Dwight Parker Stearns of Northfield. They were married for 50 years with Dwight predeceasing her in 2001.

Norma worked at Franklin County Public Hospital as a surgical Nurse. She then worked as a Nurse at Bronson Nursing Home in Northfield and the Northfield Elementary School. Later she became the Public Health Nurse for the Town of Northfield. In 1968 she worked at Northfield School for Girls as the Head Nurse at Betsey Moody Infirmary. When NMH merged she worked as the Emergency Clinic Nurse at O’Connor. In 1975 she was the Head Charge Nurse of the Emergency Room at Farren Memorial Hospital. In 1980 she worked as the School Nurse at Franklin County Tech School retiring in 1992.

Norma was involved in the Northfield Snowmobile Club, Webelo’s, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H Club and Advisor in the Greenfield Chapter of Rainbow for Girls. She was very involved in the Northfield Senior Center as well as helping with the Health Clinics. She was a longtime volunteer at Dickinson Memorial Library.

She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, senior trips sponsored by the Northfield Senior Center and going to flea markets and tag sales searching for treasures for her home. She enjoyed going to antique car meets with her husband Dwight and their 1916 Model T. She loved going back to her home state of RI to visit family and spending time at the ocean.

She leaves two daughters, Lorrie Proal and her husband William of Lakeland, GA, Bonnie Jepson and her husband Daniel of Ashfield, MA, and two sons, Galen Stearns and his wife Linda of Windham, NH, Laurence Stearns and his wife Tamera of Nikiski, Alaska. Grandchildren, Kathryn Wheeler and her husband Justin of Vermillion, South Dakota, Dwight Stearns and his wife Tiffany of Manchester, NH and Gena Stearns of Windham, NH. Great Grandchildren, Emma No Heart Vermillion, Wicahpi Hoksila Iron Horse and a great granddaughter expected on April 15th of Vermillion, South Dakota and a sister-in-law, Lois Stearns of Northfield, MA.

Funeral Services will be Monday (10-30-2017) at 11:00 A.M. At the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. The Rev. Christine Fontaine will officiate. Burial will follow in West Northfield Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday (10-29-2017) from 4-6 p.m. At the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Northfield Council on Aging, C/O Heather Tower, 69 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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Richard Grosvenor Parsons
May 14, 1936 ~ October 22, 2017
Northfield, Ma.

Richard Grosvenor Parsons, 81, of Northfield, died October 22, 2017, as a result of a fall, after being life-flighted to UMass Medical, Worcester. He was born May 14, 1936, in Brattleboro, VT, son of Harold and Esther Parsons. Richard attended Northfield schools, graduating from Northfield High School in 1954. He earned a Bachelor Degree from UMass in 1958, after completing Stockbridge School of Agriculture.

Richard began his farming career at the age of nine and never lost his love of animals and the land. He and his brother, Edward, bought Old Yankee Farm in Hinsdale, NH, which they operated from 1956 to 1959. Moving to Maine, Richard worked for the State of Maine Extension Service in Skowhegan, then purchased a farm in Norway, Maine. In 1965, Richard and his wife, Janet, bought Bramble Farm in West Northfield, MA, operating the farm until 1975. He consulted with the Planning Board of Northfield in developing and writing the Town Master Plan in the 1960’s. Richard has worked as a real estate agent, insurance salesman, a farmer in Gill, and most recently was self-employed as owner of Northfield Estate Services.

Richard was greatly interested in history, particularly that of Northfield, and is a direct descendent of Joseph Parsons, one of the purchasers of the area called Squawkeag, now Northfield. He built his current home from timbers from his grandfather’s (C.S. Tenney) barn, hand hewing each beam. Richard enjoyed giving talks about barns and was known for his keen understanding of the Town of Northfield, dairy farming, and local history.

Throughout is farming career, Richard’s herd earned many awards for dairy milk production from the Holstein-Friesian Association of America and the Massachusetts Purebred Dairy Cattle Association, including a Certificate of Lifetime Production.

Richard is survived by his wife the former Paula Bennett, and his daughters: Laurie Leese of Bernardston, Ma. And Elaine Mount and her husband George of South Deerfield, Ma. And his sisters: Judith Underwood and her husband Larry of Gill, Ma. Linda Galeziowski of Greenfield, Ma. Marky Pitts and her husband Ed of Joseph, Or. And Rachel Drago of Grants Pass, Or. He is also survived by his by his step children: Scott Darling and his wife Jennifer of Sutton, Ma. And Christine Bross and her husband Trevor of Greenfield, Ma. And his grandchildren Allyson, Timothy, and Tyler Mount, and Janet Leese, and his step grandchidren Autumn, Ethan, and Adele Bross and Bennett and Davis Darling, and great grandchilren: Olivia Long, and Alyssa Mount. Mainy nieces, nephews. And cousins. He was predeceased by his first wife Janet, his son Mark, and his brother Ed.

As noted by a dear friend, Richard was “a good, soft-hearted, loving man who didn’t want anyone to know it.” His humility and wit are forever in our hearts and memories.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday October 27, 2017 at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. The Rev. Robert Richie will officiate. Burial will follow in West Northfield Cemetery, Northfield, Ma.

Calling hours will be Thursday October 26, 2017 from 4-7 P.m. At the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Oncology Dept. Cheshire Medical Center, 580 Court St. Keene, N.H. 03431.

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Berton B. Rogers
July 7, 1927 ~ October 12, 2017
Northfield, Ma.

Berton B. Rogers, 90 of Northfield passed away on October 12, 2017 at Buckley Healthcare Center, Greenfield. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy (Moody) Rogers 88. They had celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this past year.

Berton was born on July 7, 1927 in Warwick, R.I. the son of the late Bertram and Dorothy (Fuller) Rogers. After serving in the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific theater, Bert entered the automotive industry, working as a mechanic at auto dealerships in Providence RI and Greenfield, MA. He loved his work and interacting with the customers throughout Franklin County, where he made many friends. He was always very active and worked well into his mid eighties. Always willing to listen and help others when he could he touched many lives. He will be remembered for his direct approach, gentle ways, and sense of humor. He remained independent until the day he died. Bert and Dorothy were active members of Northfield Baptist Church for over 50 years, serving as youth leaders, deacons and deaconesses.

Beside his wife, he is survived by his four sons: David and his wife Ellen of Cheshire, CT Bruce and his wife Ann, of Greenfield, MA. Douglas of Charlemont, MA. and Timothy and his wife Tracey of Northfield, MA. Bert was the beloved grandfather of nine grandchildren: Chris, Mike, Dan, Caitlin, Madeline, Nate, Hillary, Jared and Olivia, and two great grandchildren, Aspah, and Cai.

Funeral services will be next Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA. The Rev. Robert Emberly, Pastor of the Community Bible Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Pentecost Cemetery, Northfield.

There will be a calling hour on Saturday morning from 9:00 A,M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Raymond M. Barnes
May 16, 1942 ~ October 5, 2017
Northfield, Ma.

Raymond M. Barnes, 75, of Mt. Hermon Station Rd. died Thursday morning (10-05-2017) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield after a brief illness. He was born in Greenfield, Ma. on May 16, 1942 the son of Gerald and Erna (Bruhm) Barnes.

Ray was educated in Gill and Northfield schools and was a 1959 graduate of Pioneer Valley Regional School. Early in life he was a trainer and driver of Harness Horses, and was member of the Harness Horse Hall of Fame. He worked for many years at Vermont Yankee in Vernon, Vt. and then became a burner technician for A.R. Sandri Co. in Greenfield, Ma. from where he retired.

As a young man he enjoyed Snowmobile racing with his brother Robert. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed frequent trips to Foxwoods Casino.

He is survived by his wife the former Patti Jean Parenchuck, and his children: Jason of Langdon, NH and Jamie Barnes and her companion Timothy O'Shea of Northfield, Ma. He is also survived by his brother Richard Barnes and his wife Judy of Hinsdale, NH and grandchildren: Raegan and Kennedi Barnes, and neices and nephews: Brett Barnes, Erik Barnes, Lauren Barnes, Alexa Barnes, and Jackson Barnes.

There will be Calling hours on Monday (10-09-2017) from 5-7 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. Private graveside services at West Northfield Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Bruce Burks, Pastor of the Advent Christian Church, Vernon, Vt will officiate. Donations in his memory may be made to the Northfield VFW Post 9874, 545 Mt. Hermon Station Rd., Northfield, MA 01360.

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

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Ronald E. Streeter
September 22, 1951 ~ September 23, 2017
Leyden, Ma.

Ronald E. Streeter, 66 of Greenfield Rd. Leyden, Ma. died Saturday (9-23-2017) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield. He was born in Brattleboro, Vt. on September 22, 1951 the son of Ernest and Paulina (Dobias) Streeter. Ron was educated in local schools and was a 1969 graduate of Pioneer Valley Regional School. He worked for many years in the family business prior to his work at C & S Wholesalers. He loved music and jamming with friends, and would attempt to play any instrument. His true passion was sugaring at Beaver Meadow Sugar house on his farm. He loved spending time with his family at the homestead.

He is survived by his wife the former Diane LaBelle, and two daughters: Tina Flagg and her husband Michael, of Turners Falls, Ma. and Angela Streeter of Greenfield, Ma. He is also survived by his father Ernest and mother Paulina "Polly" Streeter of Bernardston, Ma. and a sister Marie Smith of Greenfield, Ma. and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Jeremy in 2009.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family with burial at Beaver Meadow Cemetery, Leyden at a later date.

The family would like to thank Dr. Rajanna and the nursing staff at Baystate Franklin Medical Center for their compassion and wonderful care provided in his final days.

Donations in his memory may be made to either Relay for Life/American Cancer Society, Cash Crusader Team, c/o Tina Flagg P.O. Box 1537, Greenfield, Ma. 01301, or the Hops ice 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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Susan A. Zuraw
August 27, 1950 ~ September 2, 2017
Bernardston, Ma.

Susan A. Zuraw, age 67, of Bernardston, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst, MA. She was born on August 27, 1950 in Northampton, MA, to Stanley and Angelina (Battastoni) Kosloski. She grew up in Leverett MA and later moved with her family to Hadley. She was a graduate of Hopkins Academy class of 1970. She married William Zuraw on July 6, 1985 in Hadley. Together they had two children.

Prior to raising her children, Sue worked for a number of years as a cook for the University of Massachusetts. More recently she worked as a cashier for Cumberland farms where she enjoyed serving the community. Sue was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with family and friends.

Some of Sue’s favorite past times included; jewelry making and crafting, holiday baking, knitting gifts for friends and family, trips to the beach, and most recently enjoying cuddle time and kisses with her grandson. She will always be remembered for her whitty sense of humor, the genuine kindness in her heart, and her willingness to serve others.

Left to honor Sue and remember her love is her husband of 32 years, William Zuraw and two children, Beth and Husband Alex Dunklee, and Martin Zuraw. Her grandson Bennett Dunklee. As well as her siblings Walter and wife Cindy Kosloski, Dolores McCulloch, Steven and (Mary) Kosloski, Barbara Kosloski, David Kosloski, and Joyce and husband Steve (Mary) Rudzik. As well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and her lifelong friend Margie Likens. Susan was predeceased by her parents Stanley and Angelina Kosloski, her brother Stanley Kosloski Jr., and nephews Matthew Kosloski and Peter Rudzik. Calling hours for family, friends, and others whose lives Susan touched will be held at Kidder Funeral Home 1 Parker Ave, Northfield, MA from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 10:00am at St. Patrick’s Church 80 Main Street Northfield. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, pastor will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery Northfield.

Much appreciation goes to the staff of Greenfield oncology, the loving nurses of Baystate Home Infusion, the staff of Hospice of Franklin County as well as, the staff of Hospice of the Fisher Home.

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

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

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Irene L. Park
March 16, 1924 ~ September 1, 2017
Northfield, Ma.

Irene L. Park, 93 of Main St. Northfield, Ma. died Friday morning (9-1-2017) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, Ma. She was born in Greenfield on March 16, 1924 the daughter of Alonzo and Clara (Jacobs) Crosier. Irene lived in Bernardston, Ma. for most of her adult life. She was a Foster Mother for the Commonwealth of Mass. for over 40 years receiving numerous awards. She loved going for long rides and visiting Maine. She also loved cooking for others, and visiting Colrain, Ma. where she grew up, and especially enjoyed the annual fall foliage season.

She is survived by her children: Gene Park and his wife Christine of Winchester, N.H. Linda Stearns and her husband Galean of Windham, N.H. Annette Walsh of Charlestown, N.H. and Ivan Park of Bernardston, Ma. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Thereas Crosier of Bernardston, Ma. and grandchildren: Heather Park, Gene Park Jr., Dwight Stearns, Gena Stearns, Robert Perry, Lance Walsh, Brittany Park, Kaitlyn Park, and Skylar Park, and many Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday (9-5-2017) at 2:00 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. The Rev. David Neil, Pastor of the United Church of Bernardston will officiate. Burial will follow in Farms Cemetery, Northfield, Ma.

There will be a calling hour from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home on Tuesday.

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

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

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S. Hope Lippack
August 24, 2017
Northfield, Ma.

S. Hope Lippack, 93 died in her beloved home in Northfield on Thursday, August 24, 2017. She died 50 days following her husband Donald’s death on July 5th, which was two days after they quietly celebrated 69 years of Marriage. Hope was born in Greenfield, MA to William George Peffer and Marion Candace Hammond Peffer.

Hope was raised in Greenfield, MA.

Hope married Donald in a garden ceremony officiated by the Reverend George Carter in Greenfield, MA on July 3, 1948. Following a honeymoon to Niagara Falls they resided initially in the Boston/Situate, RI area but within a couple of years they moved back to the Greenfield, MA area and then moved to Northfield in 1957 where they remained for the remainder of their lives.

Her daughter, Janet Chapin and her husband Frederic Chapin survive Hope. She is also survived by grandchildren, Aaron Chapin and his wife Randi Chapin of Hazleton, PA, Abigail Chapin of Newtown Square, PA, and Ashley Sapone and her husband Jason Sapone of Las Vegas, NV. Four great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Sydney, Tyler and Brandon. Her husband Donald died in July and son Robert died in 2005. Her brother Robert and his wife Alice as well as her sister Marjorie also predeceased her. Cousins, a niece, nephews, grandnieces and great grand nephews also survive.

Hope was a member of the Greenfield High School class of 1941. Following graduation Hope continued her education in Fitchburg, MA at Burbank School of Nursing, entering into the Cadet Nurse Corps and graduating in the class of 1947. At the time, their class ranked high enough for them to be licensed RN’s in every state of the Union. While on one of her clinical assignments in New Jersey she met her future sailor husband who knocked her down in Time Square while looking up at the skyscrapers.

Over the years Hope put her nursing degree to good use working in many different capacities including the old Bronson Nursing Home in Northfield, Franklin County Hospital, Poet’s Seat Nursing Home, School nurse and Visiting Nurse in Northfield. It wasn’t uncommon to see her doing first aid on the local farmers either.

Throughout her youth Hope was an active member of Eastern Star’s Rainbow Girls, attaining the level of Worthy Advisor.

As a young girl of 7 Hope decided that it was time to run away from home, packed her bag and proceeded to get as far as climbing up the front of Poet’s Seat. After considering her future she decided that she best get home and upon arriving home rang the door bell only to have her mother comment, “Won’t you come in and have a cup of tea with me as I haven’t seen you in so long.”

Hope and her husband had the opportunity to explore much of Europe for their 50th wedding anniversary. They also explored the United States with their camp trailer for many years. Genealogy, stamp collecting, local history of Greenfield and Northfield, antiquing, and visiting Maine remained her passions in life.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. At Pentecost Cemetery, Northfield, Ma. The Rev. Gordon Ellis will officiate.
There are no calling hours.

Much appreciation goes to Hospice of Franklin County, and the Sheriff’s Department Triad Program. They were able to give much needed support during this difficult time. Much thanks also has to go to Hope’s caregivers without whom she would not have been able to remain at home until her passing. To Danielle Boyd, Connie Harrison, Crystal Atkins, Lisa Mercier and Deb Palmeri a tremendous thank you.

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

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Allan " Skeezie " Flagg
April 9, 1935 ~ August 24, 2017
Gill, Ma.

Allan " Skeezie " Flagg, 82, of Gill, died Thursday ( 8/24/2017) morning at home surrounded by family. He was born April 9, 1935, the son of Almon and Marion (Abbott ) Flagg in Bernardston, Mass. He attended Powers Institute in Bernardston. He grew up on his family farm and worked with his dad at the sawmill. He married Shirley Eddy May 29, 1954 in Bernardston. He then went to work on the Eddy Farm which he eventually bought from his in-laws. He worked right up till hay season started this spring. He enjoyed his collection of antique tractors, both fixing the older tractors and driving them in tractor parades. He and Shirley were always happy on the dance floor. He enjoyed his trips to the coffe shop, sometimes 2 or 3 times a day and he would often take Jingle his dog with him. He loved to cut cordwood. He helped his son Doug with his feed lot at his farm in Utah, and most recently was able to visit Doug's new farm in Idaho. Skeezie loved the land, and he was happiest when he was on his tractor.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Doug Flagg and his wife Sherie of Idaho and Dan Flagg and his companion Erika Heilig of Gill, a daughter, Joanne Flagg of Northfield, six Grandchildren, Douglas Flagg, Amy Rau,Timothy and Emery Hughs, Amber and Autumn Flagg, and three Great Grandchildren Jacob, Katelyn and Carter, three brothers, Doug Flagg of Bernardston, Kenneth Flagg of Putney, VT and Richard Flagg of Bernardston. He was pre-deceased by a son David Flagg ( 1973 ), three sisters, Doris Hayden, Lillian Deane and Marjorie Martin and Three brothers, Alfred Flagg , Robert Flagg and Norman Flagg.

Funeral Services will be Sunday ( 8/27/17) at 2:00 P.M. at the United Church of Bernardston, with the Rev. David Neil officiating. There will be calling hours Saturday ( 8/26/2017 ) from 5:00P.M. to 7:00P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield,MA. Donations in his memory may be made to The United Church of Bernardston, 57 Church St., Bernardston Mass., 01337 or to Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St., Greenfield, Mass. 01301.

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Norhtfield, Mass. is in charge of arrangements.

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Irwin "Sonny" M. Severance Jr.
October 5, 1931~ August, 2017
Northfield, Ma.

Irwin "Sonny" M. Severance Jr. 85 a lifelong resident of Northfield died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center following a period of failing health.

He was born in Northfield on October 5, 1931 to Irwin and Vivian (Bolton) Severance. Sonny was the youngest of 4 siblings - Sybill O'Keefe of California, Eleanor Deane of Greenfield and Shirley Gaines, who predeceased him. After graduating from Northfield High School, Sonny attended Stockbridge School of Agriculture where he specialized in trees. He was a Korean War Veteran having served in the US Army from 1952-1954. Eventually he became employed at Northfield Mount Hermon School milking cows and mowing lawns. He retired 40 years later as Superintendent of Grounds on the Nortrhfield Campus. He had fond memories of driving the NMH internal mail route and helping with the paper recycling. Sonny married Alice Davenport in 1956 and they recently celebrated 61 years of marriage. Up until 4 years ago, Sonny spent summers on a lawnmower caring for many lawns in town. He was an avid Red Sox fan. He enjoyed bowling at the French King Bowling Center before his arthritis became too painful. He especially loved his Thursday night "Prayer Meetings" with his friends. In recent years, he put together many jigsaw puzzles. He loved feeding and watching the birds, but wasn't so fond of the squirrels who also enjoyed the meal!

He is survived by his wife and children: Polly Gray and her husband Kevin, Milton Severance and his wife Robin, Julie Severance and her husband Roland Weld, Stephen Severance, and Rosemary Wiggin. He also leaves his grandchildren Kristina, Alyssa, and Megan Weld, Ian (Holly) and Jim (Angie) Field, and Tracy (Dave) Warner; his great grandchildren Logan Field and K.G. Warner, and many nieces and nephews. Sonny was devoted family man who spent hours helping collect sap at sugaring time and attending his grandchildren's sporting events and 4-H sheep shows.

Funeral services will be Saturday (8-12-2017) at 10:00 A.M. at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St. Northfield. Burial with full military honors will follow at Pentecost Cemetery, Northfield.

Calling hours will be Friday evening (8-11-2017) from 5-7 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.

Donations in his memory may be made to Northfield EMS, 69 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360 or to the charity of one's choice.

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George E. Miller Jr.
July 16, 1942 ~ July 30, 2017
Northfield, Ma.

George E. Miller Jr., 75, of Ferncliff Circle, died Sunday (7-30-2017) at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., surrounded by his loving family.

He was born July 16, 1942 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of the late George E. Miller Sr. and Mary F. (O'Sullivan) Miller. George attended Brooklyn parochial schools and Xavier High School in Manhattan, before graduating from Brooklyn's Fort Hamilton High School in 1960. He served for several years in the U.S. Air Force as an Airman Second Class and later in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, from which he retired in 1992 as a First Sergeant in the Second Battalion, 104th Infantry Regiment.

George married Sharon E. Giannetti May 9, 1965 in Albany, N.Y. They met while George was stationed at Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee. They lived briefly in Brooklyn before moving to Hampden for over a decade and for a year in Wilbraham, before moving to Northfield in 1976.

He worked for a number of years as a plumber at Monsanto's Bircham Bend facility in Springfield, then took a job in the physical plant at Northfield Mount Hermon School where he worked from 1976 to 1984. After NMH, he became the owner-operator of Gemco Construction general contracting services in Northfield. He also found time to earn an Associate’s Degree in Business from Quincy College in 1995.

In 1999, George began his nearly two-decade connection with Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens in South Deerfield, where he began as the builder and a part-owner. He later became the principal owner and sole proprietor of Magic Wings for the last 13 years, working alongside both his children.

George enjoyed hunting, fishing, trips to his second home in Florida, camping at Crown Point in Vermont, and any line of work or hobby that would get his hands dirty in the shortest possible time. He was a brash, occasionally profane New Yorker who made it immediately clear where he stood on issues, even though his time in Western Massachusetts served to mellow him somewhat over the decades.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Sharon E. Miller of Northfield; his son, George E. Miller III and his partner, Gayle Ball, of Bernardston; his daughter, Kathleen A. Fiore and her husband, Donald, of Northfield; his sister, Elizabeth L. Tocci of Staten Island, N.Y.; his nephews, Thomas Tocci of Freehold, N.J. and his family and James Tocci of Staten Island, N.Y.; his cousin, Joann Stolarski of Norwalk, Conn. and her family, as well as his extended Magic Wings family.

The Miller family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses of Dartmouth Hitchcock, especially the Palliative Care and 4 West staffs, for their outstanding care and consideration during George’s final hospital stay.

Calling hours will be held at Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Avenue, Northfield, Thursday (8-3-2017) from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main Street, Northfield, Friday (8-4-2017) at 11 a.m. A funeral procession will follow to Magic Wings, 281 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, for a time of remembrance.

Donations in George’s memory may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250-0301; the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Fla., 32256; or to Draft Gratitude Equine Rescue, 148 Ashuelot Street, Winchester, N.H., 03470.

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