George E. Mello
February 23, 1938 ~ July 9, 2019

George E. Mello, 81, of Rte. 8A Heath, Ma. died peacefully at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility on July 9, 2019, after a two year battle with dementia. He was born on February 23, 1938 in Northfield, Ma. at the home of his parents, Asker C. and Mary (Frankow) Mello. His maternal grandmother, Anna Frankow (Baba) who lived with the family, was also a big part of his life growing up. After graduating from Northfield High School in 1957, George began his full time auto body career at Spencer Ford in Northfield that lasted for more than 25 years until the the garage closed. He had actually started there part time prior to graduation. He later worked for the former Bostley Motors in Greenfield and other shops in the area.

His last position was at Broken Wheel in Apache Jct... AZ until his retirement in 1997. After retiring, George began restoring old cars at his home garage, as time allowed, he especially enjoyed restoring classic cars. In his earlier years, George had Polaris snowmobile dealership, which he operated out of his home garage in Northfield. He spent as much time as he cold assembling new snowmobiles as well as repairing older snowmobiles. He also enjoyed many years of motorcycling. In 1960 George married the former Judie Rice of Northfield, they had two daughters. George and Judie's marriage ended in divorce in 1973. George then married the former Janet Sessions Boyden of Heath, Ma. in 1974. In 1992 George and Janet started a new chapter in their lives and moved to Apache Jct.. AZ where they resided until they came back to the Northeast in 2017 when George was diagnosed with dementia.

He is survived by his wife Janet of Heath, MA Two daughters: Sonja Mello Randall of Bernardston, MA. and Melinda (Mindy) Mello Sprague and her husband Rick of Hinsdale, NH. Three step sons, Howard Boyden and his wife Jeanne of Conway, MA Warren Boyden and wife Jacquelyn of Erving, MA. and Andrew Boyden and his wife Amy of Northfield, MA. He also leaves nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces as well. Two sisters, Rita Huber and Teresa Kopinto of Northfield, MA. and two sister-in-laws, Judy and Mary Mello. He was predeceased by two brothers, Manuel, and August, and two brother-in-laws, Donald Huber and John Kopinto. He also lost his beloved first granddaughter Ashleigh L. Gray in 1985 at age three.

There will be a graveside service at St. Mary's Cemetery, St. Mary's St. off Warwick Ave. on July 20, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. The Rev. David Levandusky will officiate. A reception will follow at the residence of Sonja Randall at 336 Huckle Hill Rd. Bernardston, MA. It would be a great tribute to George to have any attendees with a classic car to cruise to the service or the reception with their classic car.

There are no calling hours.

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

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

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Lois M. (Washer) Bissell
May 8, 1924 ~ June 25, 2019

Lois M. (Washer) Bissell, 95 of Greenfield, died Tuesday evening (6-25-2019) at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Greenfield, Ma. on May 8, 1924 the daughter of Harold and Lula (Phillips) Washer. She was a graduate of Greenfield High School, class of 1943. She married Herbert Bissell on March 22, 1945. Mr. Bissell predeceased her in 2005 after 60 years of marriage. She worked early in life at Greenfield Tap & Die during WW II, She was crossing guard at Four Corners School in Greenfield and worked at the Greenfield Recorder for many years, finishing her career working at Hallmark Color Labs. She was known for her cake making with her best friend Ida Porter. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Greenfield for 45 years until its closing. She belonged to Brunch & Bowl for 15 years. She loved Knitting, crocheting, cross word puzzles. and gardening. Lois was an avid Red Sox fan.

She is suvived by her son: Robert and his wife Yvette of Montague, Ma. and three daughters: Donna Black and her husband John of Northfield, Ma. Sherry Harvey and her husband Alan and Susan Welcome and her husband Dennis both of Greenfield, Ma. And her sister Martha Momaney and her husband William, of California. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Alan in 1992.

A funeral service will be Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 11:00 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 be at the convenience of the family.
Donations in her memory may be made to either: Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St. Suite 2, Greenfield, Ma. of Life Path 101 MunsonSt. Suite 201, Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

To send condolences or for directions please visit www.kidderfuneralhome.com. Lois M. (Washer) Bissell, 95 of Greenfield, died Tuesday evening (6-25-2019) at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Greenfield, Ma. on May 8, 1924 the daughter of Harold and Lula (Phillips) Washer. She was a graduate of Greenfield High School, class of 1943. She married Herbert Bissell on March 22, 1945. Mr. Bissell predeceased her in 2005 after 60 years of marriage. She worked early in life at Greenfield Tap & Die during WW II, She was crossing guard at Four Corners School in Greenfield and worked at the Greenfield Recorder for many years, finishing her career working at Hallmark Color Labs. She was known for her cake making with her best friend Ida Porter. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Greenfield for 45 years until its closing. She belonged to Brunch & Bowl for 15 years. She loved Knitting, crocheting, cross word puzzles. and gardening. Lois was an avid Red Sox fan.

She is suvived by her son: Robert and his wife Yvette of Montague, Ma. and three daughters: Donna Black and her husband John of Northfield, Ma. Sherry Harvey and her husband Alan and Susan Welcome and her husband Dennis both of Greenfield, Ma. And her sister Martha Momaney and her husband William of California. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Alan in 1992.

A funeral service will be Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 11:00 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 be at the convenience of the family.
Donations in her memory may be made to either: Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St. Suite 2, Greenfield, Ma. of Life Path 101 MunsonSt. Suite 201, Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

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

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Jane Billings
March 2, 1923 ~ June 11, 2019

Jane (Burnham) Billings, 96, of Northfield passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Charlene Manor. She was born SpragueMarch 2, 1923 in Smithfield, RI and was adored by her parents, the late Robert A. and F. Agnes (Stowe) Burnham and her brother the late Robert F. Burnham.

Growing up in the Berkshires, she graduated from Becket High School, studied music and later worked for Aetna Insurance Company in Albany NY. She married Warren M. Billings on April 26, 1952 and resided in Northfield Farms, where they celebrated 40 years of marriage before his passing on August 26, 1992.

Jane’s passion for music began at a young age, studying voice and piano and her love of the arts remained throughout her life. Her kind and generous spirit was reflected in her hobbies: gardening, knitting and baking. Her family would say, she was “hands down the premier pie baker!” She loved to restore antiques, a perfect hobby for the restoration of the family homestead.

Jane was a longtime member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church of Northfield. An avid reader, she thoroughly enjoyed her visits to the “Farms Library”. For many years, she enjoyed her membership at the Greenfield YMCA, participating in aerobics and swimming.

She leaves three daughters: Marsha Pratt (D. William, deceased), Susan Holmquist (Duane) and Nancy Billings, grandchildren: Michael (Elissa) Pratt, Gregory Pratt (deceased), William (Shalee) Pratt, Nathan Pratt, Jonathan (Michelle) Batchelder, Morgan Long, Taylor Long and Michael W. Long and great grandchildren: Eric, Andrew, Emersen and Marlee Pratt and Keegan and Kaleb Batchelder.

A service will be held at the Trinitarian Congregational Church of Northfield Wednesday, June 26, at 1:00pm with Reverend Quentin Chin officiating. A reception will follow the service at the church. Donations in Jane’s memory may be made to the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St. Northfield, Mass. 01360.

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

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Larry Smith
December 15, 1941 ~ May 18, 2019

This is the life story of Larry Smith; “Smithy” as Joan called him, born on December 15, 1941. Larry passed on May 18th, 2019 Spragueafter an incurable illness. Larry Duncan Smith was the son of Allan and Winifred Smith. Larry was a loving and devoted husband to Joan A. Smith (Bourbeau). They have been together since they were teenagers. Larry joined the Navy in 1961 serving until 1965. Larry and Joan have three living children, Sherri Lynn, Luke Daniel and Amanda Lee. They also adopted a son, Eugene Francis, who passed in January 2014.

Larry, a true family man lived his life always placing family first and above everything else. He loved to be busy. Whether it was on the farm, fixing lawnmowers, restoring his 1932 Ford panel delivery van or helping his son, Luke with a project, he was happy to give a helping hand. He was a loving husband, an unbelievable father and an absolutely incredible grandfather. His grandchildren always turned to “gramps” in times of crisis, whether it was a broken window, or just handyman repairs he was always there for his family no matter what was asked of him.

Larry always managed to leave everyone in awe with his woodworking skills especially every Christmas. The gifts under the tree from his woodworking shop were so special and truly treasured. Larry was an incredibly kind and giving person, always happy to help, spend time with family and perhaps get a sweet treat in the process. He had such a sweet tooth!

Larry temporarily leaves his wife of 58 years, Joan. He leaves her only in body, their connection in spirit lives on through many lifetimes and it will continue to live on for eternity. He is also survived by his brother Andrew of Arizona, his children; Sherri, Luke and Amanda as well as his grandchildren; Jeremy, Justin, Nicole, Josi, Matthew, Isaac, Emmett, Kyle, Tyler and Cierra. He has great-grandchildren as well; Timothy, Jaslynn, Jovanni, Grace, and Noah. His son-in-laws’ and daughter-in-law were also such an important part of his world and feel the loss as if he were their own father; Robert Henry, Jessica Larkin and Donald McAllister, respectively.

Graveside service will be June 15 at 11:00 AM with Military Honors at the North/Hunt Cemetery Route 142 Vernon Vermont. Immediately following, a reception will be held at the Northfield, MA VFW Post 9874 located at 545 Mount Hermon Station Road Northfield, MA for reflection of happy times with Larry.

Larry’s passing leaves an empty space in our everyday lives but he filled our hearts with such loving memories we will never be without his incredible presence and love of life. He always would say “the older you get the quicker life goes by”. He would want everyone to make the most of every day with grace, love and live with no regrets.

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

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Toyoko K. Stalk
April 25, 1922 ~ June 1, 2019
Vernon, Vt.

Toyoko K. Stalk, 97 of Vernon, Vt. died Saturday (6-1-2019) at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brattleboro, Vt. She was born April 25, 1922 in Japan the daughter of Masa and Sake (Kofuge) Kameda. Toyo left Japan with her military husband Paul Stalk for the United States, settling in Brattleboro and later moving to Chesterfield, N.H. She worked for Princess Shoe Company in Keene, N.H., Basketville in Putney, Vt. and Harris Basket Inc. in Vernon, Vt. Paul died in 1978 and in 2004 Toyo moved to Vernon to be near her family. She loved getting together with family and outings with her daughter Tye Bruce. She was a talented seamstress and artist in drawing, painting, sculpting, etc. and working in her flower gardens in both Chesterfield and Vernon.

She leaves her daughter Taeko Bruce and her husband Douglas of Vernon, Vt. and granddaughtes, Heidi Bowman and her husband Tom of Greenfield, Ma. and Cajsa Eisenmenger of Vernon, Vt. and great grandsons, Tyler Eisnmenger, of Vernon, Vt. and Chase Eisnmenger of Dayton, TN. She will greatley missed.

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

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

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Kathleen Margaret (Clark) Lynch
May 29, 1930 ~ May 31, 2019
Greenfield, Ma.

Kathleen Margaret (Clark) Lynch, 89, a lifelong resident of Greenfield, died peacefully in her sleep Friday evening (5-31-2019) atSprague Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility, in Greenfield, with her loving family gently holding her hands.

She was born at the Farren Memorial Hospital in Montague City, MA on May 29, 1930, the adopted daughter of Donald and Madeline (White) Clark. She attended schools in Greenfield, and on April 6, 1947 she married her high school sweetheart, Philip Lynch, also of Greenfield. The couple remained in Greenfield building a life together and raising their family.

Katie lost her loving mother to cancer when she was just a 14 year old girl, so early into her marriage, while living under her in-laws’ roof, she formed a special bond with them. Her mother-in-law, Maxine, took Katie under her wing, became the supportive mother that was missing from her life, and taught her how to cook and keep house. Her father-in-law, Philip, became a second father to her, and loved her, taught her, prayed for her, and protected her.

When her family was young, Katie was a stay-at-home mom, and a library volunteer at Four Corners Elementary School. Her children’s friends were always welcome in her house or welcome to play in her yard. As her children grew older, and they started taking family vacations together every summer, Katie became an avid camper – whether it was in the deep woods of Maine, or on Cape Cod, Massachusetts – sleeping in leaky, canvas tents, and cooking meals for her family over an open flame, wood fire.

As her children all became young adults, Katie became a full-time bookkeeper in her husband’s accounting firm, and after her husband’s early death, she continued working as a bookkeeper in her daughter’s accounting firm up until Katie’s retirement in 1995.

Katie was known as Kathleen for most of her life, but while in her mid-50s she was playfully teased by a small group of her friends who started calling her “Katie,” and being a good sport, she went along with it. And it stuck. And she went by Katie ever since. The lesson to be learned? Be careful if you choose to tease her; it could backfire on you.

For many years Katie was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Their philosophy in a nutshell is, “Service.” You help yourself by helping others, and that’s exactly what she did. She helped countless, newly sober “newcomers” feel welcome, accepted, and safe at A.A. meetings. Often times that’s all it took to help someone set aside their fears, and to keep coming around (to meetings) long enough to start feeling comfortable with sobriety, and have a much better chance at turning their life around. She would share her own story about getting sober to give hope to others, and if someone needed a ride to, or from a meeting, is all they had to do was ask Katie.

Katie went on many adventures in her life. Some of the more memorable ones with her husband, Phil, include attending numerous Broadway Shows in NYC, taking a cruise to the Bahamas, and taking a trip to the Emerald Isle (Ireland), the land of their ancestors.

Throughout her life Katie went on countless day trips and bus tours with her daughter, Maureen, from playing the slot machines at various casinos, to visiting historical places and museums, to taking sightseeing trips all over New England.

At 65 years old, Katie went skydiving with her son, Tim, a skydiving instructor. For a woman who had been afraid of heights her whole life, I guess she felt safe enough with her son to jump out of an airplane with him at 13,000 feet. She had a blast, and she was quite proud of herself that she “didn’t wet her pants or throw up in her son’s face.”

Three days before her 80th birthday, Katie left to go on a road trip with her son Pete that was aptly named, “Katie & Pete’s Excellent Adventure.” On the way to Louisiana to see her son, Tim, they toured Gettysburg National Military Park, a place she always wanted to see. While visiting Tim in Louisiana she took a paddlewheel riverboat cruise on the Mississippi River in New Orleans. After their visit with Tim, Katie and Pete took “the scenic route” home, stopping first at Fort Sill, Oklahoma to pay their respects at Chief Geronimo’s gravesite, and onto Dodge City, Kansas to see the cowboy, pioneer, and Santa Fe Trail museums. While there Katie and Pete even pounded down an ice cold sarsaparilla at Miss Kitty’s Long Branch Saloon. From there they followed the Oregon Trail north through Kansas, and then west through Nebraska, and Wyoming. Katie walked and stood in the deep wagon train ruts, still visible today, left by the wheels of thousands of heavy pioneer wagons that forever scarred the land while opening up the West. She saw the same Oregon Trail landmarks that the pioneers saw where you can still stop today and read the countless names the early immigrants had carved into the rock outcroppings along the trail. She visited the old U.S. Army forts along the way, built to protect travelers along the trail, and she also visited sites of the armed conflicts – some famous, and some infamous – between an expanding United States government and citizenry, and Native American people struggling to protect their families, each other, their culture, and the only way of life that they had ever known. Then swinging north Katie got to see the mountain man rendezvous sites, held during the height of the fur trade era, along the famous Green River in Wyoming, the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone National Park, the high alpine meadows of the Bighorn Mountains, The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, WY (a fabulous museum if you’re ever in the neighborhood), and finally with her trip of the Old West culminating both actually, and metaphorically, at the site of the beginning of the end of the Native American/U.S. government conflict, the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, on the plains in southeastern Montana. That 80-year-old, little lady traveled 7,500 miles in a car, from sunup, till sundown, for 3 ½ weeks, and never once did she say, “I’ve gotta pee,” or “Are we almost there yet?”

In her early 80s, Katie, an avid Red Sox fan for many years, got to attend her very first Red Sox games at Fenway Park with her son, Nate. They had great infield seats (for both games) where she was close enough to identify the faces of the players she had been watching on TV for years, like Big Papi, and Dustin Pedroia. Once again, she was thrilled.

Katie’s family always came first, but she also loved Frank Sinatra, James Taylor, Western movies, John Wayne, the Boston Red Sox, Big Papi, her flower garden, birdwatching, ice cream, meatball grinders, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, her dogs, and she was most definitely a people person. She had a great sense of humor, and she loved to laugh.

Katie was also complicated (Aren’t we all?). She could be meaner than a hornet, or the kindest person you’d ever meet. And in all fairness, she was almost always the latter.

For her birthday several years ago, Katie was given a DNA test through Ancestry.com to see if by chance, even after all of the years that had passed, any information might pop up about her birth mother. She never found anything conclusive about her mother, but the DNA results confirmed what she already knew – that she was, indeed, Irish (as a young girl she had very pale skin, long red braids, and freckles on top of her freckles). According to Ancestry’s DNA data, your typical full-blooded Irish person has about 95% Irish DNA. Katie’s DNA was 97% Irish. She got such a kick out of that. We all did. That’s our mom!

Katie was predeceased by her husband, Phil, in 1981. He was her guy, and though she was only 50 years old at the time of his death, she never wanted to date or remarry again.

She is survived by her four children, Maureen of Greenfield, Timothy of Slidell, LA, Peter of Greenfield, and Nathan of Walpole, NH, three grandchildren, Jenny Webb of Keene, NH, Jameson Lynch of Greenfield, and Ryan Lynch of Greenfield, and three great grandchildren.

Katie’s family would like to extend our deepest appreciation and thanks to the following: Denise at Elm Terrace for always looking out for Mom, and for bending over backwards making sure that she ate a good lunch; to the staff at LifePath; to O'Connell Care at Home (homecare services); all of Mom’s O’Connell “girls,” and especially Amy, Allie, and Rose; to all of the staff at Charlene Manor for your excellent care, concern, kindness, and love, not just for our mom, but for all of the residents on Unit 3; and to Kidder Funeral Home for their services, and kindness.

At Katie’s request, there are no calling hours, or services, but she did want you to keep her in your prayers.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Donations in Katie’s memory can be made to Dakin Humane Society, 163 Montague Road, Leverett, MA 01054, or adopt a pet in her memory, and give it a good, loving home.

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

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Barbara E. Moseley
October 29, 1928 ~ May 28, 2019
Vernon, Vt.

Barbara E. Moseley, 90 of Vernon, died Tuesday morning (5-28-2019) at her home. She was born in Brattleboro, Vt. on October 29, 1928 the daughter of Clinton and Martha (Jackson) Emery. She attended the one room school on Pond Rd. for her elementary education. She was a graduate of Boston University and attained her master's degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Early in life she was an art teacher and school librarian in Massachusetts and Connecticut. In 1962 she married Roger S. Moseley and returned to her hometown, Vernon, where she became Vernon's first art teacher. Mr. Moseley predeceased her in 1973. Having a special passion for preserving, writing about, and promoting the history of Vernon she became one of the cofounders of the Vernon Historians.

She was also associated with the project of restoration of the Pond Rd. Chapel, which is listed on National Register of Historic Places. She served as a trustee of the Vernon Library, and also as a cemetery commissioner in Vernon. She was a life long member and organist at the Vernon Union Church.

She is survived by her nephews: David Emery and his wife Shirley of Brattleboro, Vt. Douglas Emery and his wife Brenda of Vernon, Vt. Jackson Emery and his wife Carlene of Buzzards Bay, Ma. and Robert McAuliffe and his wife Stella of Lowell, Ma.

Funeral services will be Saturday June 8, 2019 at the Vernon Union Church, Vernon, Vt. at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Steve Dunklee will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Donations in her memory may be made to either: the Vernon Historians, c/o Town offices, 567 Govornor Hunt Rd. Vernon, Vt. 05354 or the Vernon Library, c/0 Town offices 567 Govornor Hunt Rd. Vernon, Vt. 05354, or the Vernon Union Church, 2631 Ft. Bridgman Rd. Vernon, Vt. 05354.

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

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Frances (Duda) Sprague
March 9, 1931 ~ May 24, 2019
Northfield, Ma.

Frances (Duda) Sprague, 88, of Main St. Northfield died Friday morning (5-24-2019) at Buckley SpragueHealthcare Center in Greenfield, Ma. She was born in Northfield, Ma. on March 9, 1931 the daughter of Paul and Frances (Waskiewicz) Duda. She attended schools in Northfield and was a 1949 graduate of Northfield High School. She worked for several years at the Northfield Inn in the dining room. She worked at Erving Paper Mill in Erving for several years then moved to the Brattleboro Plant which later became Georgia Pacific from where she received a 40 year service pin. She retired in 1991. Enjoying the outdoors she was an "Outdoor Girl". She was active in the Northfield Senior Center in her later years. Frances' relationship with the Lord was a source of strength and blessing to her and her family. We love her and miss her dearly. She was predeceased by her husband Richard Sprague in 1997.

She is survived by her children: James Sprague and his wife Deborah of Ridgeley, WV. David Sprague and his wife Christina of Northfield, Ma. and Christine Trumbull and her husband Mark, of Northfield, Ma. She is also survived by her grandchildren: James, Jason, and Peter Sprague, and Bryanna and Jonathan Nadeau. She was predeceased by her siblings: Dominick and Raymond Duda, and Sophie Pulaski, and Blanche Hall.

A Catholic rite of burial will be held on Friday May 31, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor of St. Patrick's Church will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield.

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

The family would like to thank the staff at Buckley Healthcare Center for their kind and exceptional care given to Frances.

Donations in her memory may be made to: Shining the Light on the Pioneer Valley Radio 107.9 F.M. 450 Davis St. Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

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

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Penny L. Urgiel
November 11, 1945 ~ May 22, 2019
Gill, Ma.

Penny L. Urgiel, 73 of Gill, Ma. died Wednesday (5-22-2019) at Baystate Medical Center, UrgielSpringfield, Ma. She was born in South Hadley, Ma. on November 11, 1945 the daughter of Edward and Jean (Reagan) Roberts. She was a graduate of Arms Academy in Shelburne Falls, Ma.

On July 29, 1965 she married Alexander "Sandy" Urgiel Jr. in Turners Falls, Ma. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper, working at A.R. Sandri in Greenfield, Ma. then for Greenfield Dental, Greenfield, Ma. and finally for Streeters Store in Bernardston, Ma. She was secretary, treasurer, for the Franklin County Farm Bureau for over 35 years. She was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed going to Foxwood casino. Her greatest love was her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, and her children: Alexander III of Gill, Ma. Andrea Morris of Greenfield, Ma. Alison Crochier and her husband Randy of Gill, Ma. and Aimee Urgiel of Greenfield, Ma. She is also survived by her siblings Alan Roberts and his wife Elaine of North Carolina, Warren Roberts of Pennsylvania, David Roberts and his wife Maureen of Florida, Joyce Kamins and her husband Don of California, Sally Zimmerman and her husband Paul of Maine, and Janet Hensel and her husband Tom of Tennessee, and her grandchildren: Michael Crochier, Whitney Urgiel, Christopher Urgiel, Lucas Morris, Olivia Morris, Adam Maynard, and Jacob Maynard, and great grandchildren: Beckett Crochier, and Isabella Urgiel. Randy, Henry, Kyla and Dominic Crochier held a special place in her heart. She will be deeply missed by her Cousin and closest friend Nancy Leslie of Peabody MA.

Funeral services will be Tuesday (5-28-2019) at 11:00 A.M. at the United Church of Bernardston, Church St. Bernardston, Ma. The Rev. David Neil, Pastor will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in her memory can be made to Franklin County T.R.I.A.D.

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

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Gordon Francis Jr. (Gordy)
July 1, 1940 ~ May 19, 2019
Winchester, New Hampshire

Gordon Francis Jr. (Gordy) long time resident of Winchester, New Hampshire left this life May 19, Francis2019.

Gordy was born in Marietta Ohio on July 1, 1940 to Gordon and Jessie (Levever) Francis. Gordy graduated from McKinley High School in Marietta Ohio in 1958, and served 3 years as a mechanic in the Army stationed at Fort Devens Massachusetts. Where he was acknowledged as the most athletic in his unit.

Gordy was a fan of most sports, in his younger years he played on softball teams and bowling leagues. Enjoyed golfing, darts and fishing, most recently enjoyed stock car racing with his son Tim at Monadnock Race Way. He was a big time fan of baseball, football and Nascar.
Gordy was best known in these parts as a gifted mechanic. He worked for many years at Spencer Brothers Ford in Northfield MA., while working there in 1969 he won a national competition for his mechanical abilities and was treated to a trip to Hawaii. Until he retired 4 years ago he ran Gordy’s Repair in Winchester NH. He adored many of his customers and missed them dearly when he retired and closed up shop.

Gordy had a green thumb and took great pride in creating flower gardens with his granddaughters Sklyler and Rhianna. He also had a gift for finding four leaf clovers, you could always count on him to spot them without even trying.

Gordy leaves behind 3 children and their partners Barbara Richardson and her husband Jim of Royalston MA., Virginia Ward and her husband Wayne of Northfield MA., and Timothy Francis and his partner Liz Bazell of Keene NH., along with his four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He is the brother of four siblings, Tommy and his wife Ruth Francis who predeceased him, Ruth and her husband John Stanciu all of Ohio. Michael and his wife Debbie Francis who reside in England, and a sister Diane, and many nieces and nephews.

Please join us at Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester NH on Wednesday (5-22-2019) at 11:00 A.M. For a graveside service to say a humble and heartfelt goodbye to our beloved Gordy
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In lieu of flowers donations in Gordy’s name may be made to Boy’s Town, 100 Flanagan Blvd, P.O. Box 5000, Boy’s Town, NE 68010.

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

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Mildred Rena (Allen) Morell
April 6, 1927 ~ May 18, 2019
Newport, N.H.

Mildred Rena (Allen) Morell, 92 of Newport, NH died Saturday (5-18-2019) at Summercrest in Newport. She was born April 6, 1927 in Greenfield, Ma. the daughter of Harold and Rose (Stanley) Allen.

She spent her childhood in Greenfield, Ma. with her parents and sisters, Barbara Hawkins and Dorothy Malloy who have predeceased her. She graduated from Becker Jr. College in Worcester, MA. and was employed as a pediatrician assistant in Greenfield prior to her marriage to Roger John Morell in August of 1953 and later worked at Milford Hospital Hospital in Milford, Ma. She was a rainbow girl in her youth, enjoyed square dancing, spending time at Lake Wyola in Shutesbury, Ma. and was very involved in the Union Evangelical Church of Hopedale, Ma. where she lived for many years before retiring to Cape Cod. She lived in many houses and was adept at transforming each of them into a family home in record time.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years Roger her life partner and devoted husband who will be listening for his marching orders from her in heaven, and her daughters; Suzan Jan Linehan and her husband Dan, Caren Lou Morell, and Lauryn Joan Morell and her finance' Angelo Fisichella and was special caregiver to her neice Joan Schacht. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Cara Patrice Rose Linehan, Lora Beth Linehan, Daniel John Linehan, Caryce Rena (Morell) Casey, and Ruby Ann Morell, and greatgrandchildren, Rena Beth McDonough , Jace Linehan, Zelia Linehan, and Drew Nicholas Shambaugh, her aunt Gertrude Woodard and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be next Thursday May 30, 2019 at 1:00 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 Center Cemetery, Bernardston, Ma.

There are no calling hours.

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

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Gregory H. Williams
June 29, 1949 ~ May 16, 2019
Northfield, Ma.

Gregory H. Williams, 69 formerly of Northfield, Ma. died Thursday (5-16-2019) at Baystate WilliamsMedical Center, Springfield, Ma.  He was born in Brattleboro, Vt. on June 29, 1949 the son of Harold and Viola (Sytnik) Williams.  Greg was educated in Northfield schools and was a 1968 graduate of Pioneer Valley Regional School.  He worked early in life for Judd Wire in Turners Falls, Ma. and then for Montague Machine.  He then worked at Northfield Mt. Hermon School and then went into business as G & H Williams General Carpentry with his father Harold.  He finally retired from the Town of Sunderland, Ma. in Maintenance.  Greg was a life-time member of the Northfield Fire Dept. 

He is survived by children: Gregory Jr. of Sunderland, Ma. Maureen Williams and companion Timothy Smith of Orange, Ma. and Kerry Briggs and her husband Ben of Northfield, MA. and step daughters: Anita Alden and her husband Kevin of Warwick, Ma. and Jenny White and her husband Rick of Nashua, NH. Grandchildren: Trevor and Tyler Williams, Tyana and Mya Smith, Abigail and Eric Briggs, Slater and Stephanie Alden, Seth and Simon White. He is also survived by his mother Viola Williams of Northfield, Ma. and his companion Margaret Platek.  He was predeceased by his father Harold and wife the former Sandra Joslin.
 
 A memorial service will be held on Saturday June 1, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor of St. Patrick's Church will officiate.  Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield.
 
There will be a calling hour on Saturday June 1, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Northfield Fireman's Fund, 93 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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

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Dale R. Clough
September 16, 1944 ~ May 15, 2019
Northfield, Ma.

Dale R. Clough, 74 of Northfield, Ma. died Tuesday (5-14-2019) at Charlene Manor Healthcare in GrayGreenfield, Ma. He was born in Montague, Ma. on September 16, 1944 the son Charles and Helen (Williams) Clough. He attended local schools in Northfield and in 1961 he enlisted in the US Army serving during the Cuban Missle Crisis and served until 1964. He was married on May 4, 1968 to the love of his life Diane (Baranoski). Dale lived a majority of his life in Northfield where he was a member on the Northfield Lions Club. He was also a member of the Greefield Lodge of Elks. He worked for over 40 years as shipping supervisor at Judd Wire in Montague. He enjoyed salt water fishing, walking and gardening.

He is survived by his wife Diane of 51 years, and his son Darrell Clough and his partner Marija Boily of Bernardston, Ma. He is also survived by his siblings: Gloria Eddy and her husband Donald of Winchendon, MA., Warren "Pat" Clough and his wife Rose of Orange, MA., Marilyn Remillard and her husband Francis of Northampton, MA., Jerald Clough and his wife Shelia of Bernardston, MA., and Pam Blinn and her husband Stephen of Greenfield, MA. Many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services with interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield will be private and at the convenience of the family
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There are no calling hours.

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

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

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Catherine Rose (Beirlein) Morris
March 8, 1922 ~ May 1, 2019
Greenfield, Ma.

Catherine Rose (Beirlein) Morris, 97, of Greenfield died Wednesday (5-1-2019) at Baystate GrayFranklin Medical Center, Greenfield, Ma. She was born on March 8, 1922 in Ridgewood, NY the only child of John Martin and Margaret (Sendelbach) Beirlein. She was baptized at St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, NY. The family moved to Glenwood Landing, NY where Catherine's father John, died suddenly in 1932. This was an extremely traumatic event for her and her mother, Margaret. Losing her father when she was only ten, Catherine carried a sadness with her the rest of her life. It was because of the support of her extended family on her mother's side; Catherine and Margaret were able to manage during those very lean and lonely years.

She attended Glenwood Landing Elementary School and graduated from Roslyn High School in 1939. Having chosen a commercial focus, she was soon working at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Manhattan as a keyboard operator. She loved working in the City, especially for the social life it offered.

It was during this time that she met William (Bill) Morris, a tall, young and handsome soldier in the U.S. Army through mutual friends at the famous 880 Dance Club. It was there that Bill asked for their first date, which was to go to Mass the following Sunday. The date went well and Catherine continued to correspond with Bill throughout the war. When Bill came home after VE day, she and Bill got married on July 28, 1945 prior to Bill's scheduled departure for Japan. Their reception was held at that famous 880 Dance Club. Fortunately for Bill and Catherine VJ day occurred while they were on their honeymoon and his orders were canceled. After marriage Catherine and Bill moved to Floral Park, NY where they raised their four children. She ran a tight ship at home, assigning chores to all the children. She was a great cook, known for her potato salad and Sunday dinners. She led family trips to local beaches, parks or areas where she grew up and an annual family vacation to someplace in the mountains including upstate NY, and New England. She encouraged her children to participate in sports, music, and club activities such as scouting and baseball. In later years she enjoyed working in the cafeteria of the local elementary school, John Lewis Childs School, where she retired after ten years. After the death of loving husband, she moved to Greenfield, MA in 1996. She appreciated the slower pace, beautiful landscape and wildlife.

She enjoyed shopping at Foster's eating at Pete's and listening to her favorite music on Phil D and WIZZ, 1520. She lived at Countryside until 2012 when she required rehabilitation at Buckley Healthcare. In 2017 she was able to return home with her daughter. Although she loved living in Greenfield, she never stopped longing for the beach where she had spent so much of her time in her youth. She had a strong faith in God and great love of the Sacred Heart.

She was dedicated to attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligations at Holy Trinity Church in Greenfield.

She is survived by her children: Patricia Welch and her husband Walter of Deland, FL, Robert Morris and his wife Valerie of Escondido, CA. Mary Ann Morris of Greenfield, Ma. and William Morris and his wife Stephanie of Corning, NY, and grandchildren: Michael O'Shea, Maureen Sickels, Kevin Morris, Matthew Morris, and Lauren Morris.

Funeral services will be Thursday (5-9-2019) from the Kidder Funeral Home at 8:00 A.M. Followed by Liturgy of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church, Greenfield at 9:00 A.M. Burial will be on Friday (5-10-2019) in Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, N.Y. At 2:00 P.M. Calling hours will be Wednesday (5-8-2019) at Kidder Funeral Home 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. From 6-8 p.m.

Although flowers are appreciated, Donations in her memory may be made to: WIZZ Radio, P.O. Box 983, Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

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

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Anna D. Klaus
April 3, 1928 ~ April 20, 2019
Montague, Ma.

Anna D. Klaus, 91 of Turners Falls Rd. Montague, Ma. passed away Saturday evening (4-20-2019) at Buckley Healthcare Center, Greenfield, Ma. She was born in Athol, Ma. on April 3, 1928 the daughter of Domenico and Guilla (Grande) DeFazio. Anna graduated from the Franklin County Public Hospital School of Nursing as an Registered Nurse in 1950. She was married to William Byron Klaus Sr. on October 21, 1950. Mr Klaus predeceased her in 2015. She worked at the Franklin County Public Hospital and later at the Farren Memorial Hospital until its closure for nearly 50 years. She is survived by her sons: William B. Klaus Jr. of Montague, Ma. and Joseph J. Klaus and his wife Karen of Oakland, ME. and her daughters: Marcia A. Klaus of Holyoke, MA. and Susan E. Klaus-Dorman and her husband Buddy of Perris, CA. She is also survived by her grandsons: Joseph Klaus and his wife Ashley, and W. Albert Klaus and his wife Brenda and their two children: Amelia, and Jakob. She was predeceased by her parents, seven brothers and six sisters.

Funeral services will be private with burial in Elm Grove Cemetery, Montague, MA.
There are no calling hours.

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

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

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Muriel Grace (Chambers) Burnett
March 3, 1922 ~ April 14, 2019
Vernon, Vt.

Muriel Grace (Chambers) Burnett, 97, of Vernon, Vermont went home to be with her Lord on Sunday (4-14-2019). A former resident of East Brunswick and Morganville, N.J. she taught elementary school for more than 40 years before retiring and moving to Vermont in 1990, where she resided at the Vernon Advent Retirement Hall for more than 28 years.

Born in Bayonne, N.J.on March 3, 1922 to James and Grace Chambers, Muriel is predeceased by her husband Raymond C. Burnett whom she married in 1945. The two often sang together for church services and special events. She was a friend to all, with many interests, who deeply loved her family and is succeeded by her two sons, Raymond G. Burnettf and his wife Carol of Morganville, N.J. and Lawrence L. Burnett and his wife Barbara of Reno, NV. and four grandchildren: Brian Matthew Burnett, Heather Burnett Cleary and her husband Darren, Katie Burnett Silva and her husband Stephen, Jenna Burnett.

She is also survived by 5 great grandchildren: Kylie Cleary, Tyler Cleary, Aeden, Graham, and Avery Silva. A woman of strong faith who depended daily upon her Lord, Muriel has asked that donations in her memory be made to Vernon Green Nursing Home, 61 Greenway Drive Vernon, Vt. 05354 A memorial will held at a time and place to be announced at a later date.

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

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Edward "Ed" Arthur Iken
December 6, 1930 ~ March 27, 2019
Northfield, Ma.
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Edward "Ed" Arthur Iken (88) of Northfield MA died Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at home. He was born December 6, 1930 and raised in Brooklyn NY. He was the youngest son of Bernhard E. and Anna B. (Cordes) Iken. He was educated at P.S. 77 in Brooklyn ,NY and Richmond Hill High School in Queens, NY graduating in 1949. Ed is a Korean War Veteran having served in the USAF. He ran a delicatessen in Flushing, Queens, NY with his childhood friend, Edward Kramer, for many years. He worked in the Postal Service for over 22 years, starting in PA and then in Williston Park , NY serving as APWU shop steward before retiring.

After retirement in 1978, Ed moved to Massachusetts with his sons and their mother, Mary, who died in 1979. Ed had a love of sports – especially the Red Sox, cars, the beautiful outdoors, and music.

He is survived by his wife Henrietta Glabach, a daughter Sue Anne Wheaton of PA, two sons, Edward M. Iken of CO, and Michael E. Iken of ND, 7 step-children as well as 5 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, as well as numerous step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

Services will be Monday ( 4/1/2019 ) at 10:00 A.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Massachusetts with the Rev. David Neil officiating. Burial will follow at Federal St. Cemetery in Greenfield, Mass.

Calling hours will be Sunday ( 3/31/2019 ) from 5 to 7 P.M. At the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, Mass.

Donations in his memory may be made to Franklin County Hospice, 329 Conway St., Greenfield, Mass 01301.

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

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Virginia (Ginny) Parker
October 15, 1939 ~ March 25, 2019
Hinsdale, N.H.
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Virginia (Ginny) Parker, 79, of Hinsdale, N.H. passed away March 25, 2019 at the Jack Byrne Hospice Center in Lebanon, NH after a brief illness. She was born in Hinsdale Oct 15, 1939 the daughter of Joseph Fostyck and Annie (Pelech) Fostyck.  She attended Hinsdale school where she graduated. On Sept 3, 1965 she married Warren (Clem) Parker. They were married for 52 wonderful years before his death on Oct 14, 2018. For many years she worked for Lindon Lodge Nursing home in Brattleboro before her retirement in 1997. When Ginny was able to get out and about , and was driving , she enjoyed and attended many local bingos, her favorite being the Shriners Hall in Brattleboro, she also loved her Boston Red Sox, Monday night raw wrestling, Family  gatherings every holiday and visits from family and friends. She also enjoyed  her scratch tickets.

Survivors include Dennis Parker and his fiancé Jane Boroski of Hinsdale, NH, Diane Pringle and her husband Jack of Hinsdale, NH, 3 Grandchildren, Devin Parker, Jessica Parker , and Trevor Grover all of Hinsdale, and 1 great grand daughter, Cheyenne Parker of Hinsdale , Many Nieces and Nephews and a long time dear friend of over 50 years Claire Menter of Winchester whom she had enjoyed talking on the phone with  every day. Besides her husband whom she missed dearly, she was predeceased by a brother Joseph Fostyck and a sister Lillian Hodgeman. In respect to her wishes there will be no services, Burial will be in the spring at the families convenience.

  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care, 154 Hitchcock Loop RD, Lebanon, NH 03756 .

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, Mass is in charge of arrangements.
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Robert E. McNamara
February 16. 1954 ~ March 21, 2019
Bernardston, Ma.

Robert "Bob" McNamara, 65 years old of Bernardston, Ma. formerly of South Berwick, ME. passed away with loving family by his side at Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH from declining health issues on March 21, 2019. Bob was born in Gloversville, NY on February 16. 1954 the son of Lester and Vera (Smith) McNamara. Both of Bob's parents passed away when he was a young boy and he was raised by Raymond and Elizabeth Smith, his grandparents. He grew up in the small town of Lake Luzene with his sister Gail McNamara. He attended school in Lake Luzene, NY. In his late teen years he moved to Mass. with family. He retired from Oxford Pickle in So. Deerfield, MA in 2006 when they closed the doors and went out of business. Bob was a forklift operator, machine operator and a yard truck driver in the tank field. After retiring he suffered a heart attack in 2008. He decided to move to So. Berwick, ME to live with his sister Gail. In 2017 he decided to return to Bernardston to be with his children and grandchildren. He married Grace Chapman on March 28, 1981. Not only did he become a husband he became a stepfather to Jenney and Jayson. Later in life Jenney and Jayson were adopted by Bob to be his children. To these children, Bob was their Dad. He took vacation camping trips in New York, Vermont, and Maine. When his children were young, he spent time teaching them to fish. His son Jayson and he enjoyed hunting. He loved the New York Yankees, Buffalo Bills, and the 49ers. He loved to watch NASCAR and enjoyed eating dinner out with family. He enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and wrestling on TV.

He was predeceased by his parents and grandparents who raised him. He is survived by his sister Gail McNamara of Epping, NH His daughter Jenney Stennes and her husband Eric of Bernardston, his son Jayson McNamara of Montague, MA. Grandsons Nicholas Stennes of Aston, Pa. Michael Stennes of Bernardston, MA and granddaughter Jasmine McNamara of Montague, MA. a great granddaughter Delaney Stennes of Aston, PA. He also leaves behind Nieces Vera, Billie Joe, Elisha and nephew Jared. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins from NY. Mass. Maine, NH, and Florida. There will be a celebration of his life on Sunday March 31, 2019 at 1:00 P.M at the Millers Falls Rod and Gun Club, 210 Turners Falls Rd. Montague, MA.

Bob would like donations to be made to the Bernardston Rec. Dept. 38 Church St. Bernardston, Ma. 01337.

Bob's family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH for all the love and support.

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

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Gertrude Irene (Clark) Hale
January 26th, 1918 ~ March 20, 2019
Bernardston, Ma.

Gertrude Irene (Clark) Hale, a lifelong resident of Bernardston died Wednesday, March 20th at the age 101. She was born in Greenfield on January 26th, 1918 the oldest child of Henrietta (Hubbard) Clark and Francis Clark. She grew up on Huckle Hill Rd. in Bernardston with her 6 siblings and graduated from Powers Institute in 1936. After high school she worked for the Greenfield Tap & Die Corp. before marrying Harold Hale on May 6th, 1939. The couple lived briefly in Washington State while Harold served in the navy during WWII before settling back in Bernardston where they raised one daughter. Later Gertrude worked as a personal assistant for the Perry Farm owner.

She was a member of the Bernardston Unitarian Church, the Ladies Auxiliary and an active member of the Bernardston Senior Center. Gertrude spent much of her life caring for others, volunteering in her community and offering a helping hand. She was an avid baker and showed her affection with food, sharing her dinner table with any and all. She had a sharp intellect, was quick to laugh and cared deeply for her family. She was a symbol of calm strength and resilience to her family and will be dearly missed.

She is predeceased by her husband Harold, her sisters Doris Arrington, Ruth Vigneault, Marion Landry, Loretta Derrig and her brother Francis Clark Jr. She is survived by her daughter Marilyn Hale of Dunedin, FL, her grandson Shawn Krug and his wife Susan of Cottonwood, Arizona, her granddaughter Sherri Krug-Summers and her husband Bruce of Troy, NH, her youngest sister Lois Black and her husband Ezzie, 5 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

There are no services scheduled at this time. Her family will celebrate her life privately, at a later date. Gertrude has asked that donations be made to the Bernardston Senior Center, 20 Church St. Bernardston, MA 01337.

Gertrude’s family would like to offer a special thank you to her sister and brother-in-law Lois and Ezzie Black, her niece Deborah Black and the kind staff of Poet’s Seat Health Care Center for their constant love and care of Gertrude Hale.

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

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Donald G. Huber
June 24, 1926 ~ April 6, 2019
Northfield, Ma.
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Donald G. Huber, 92 of Northfield, Ma. died Saturday evening (4-6-2019) at his home. He was born in Northfield on June 24, 1926 the son of Maximillian and Minnie (Johnson) Huber. He was educated at the Pine Street School and Northfield High School. He joined the service when he was 17. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater serving in Yokohama, Japan, then at the port of Recife in Brazil. He was honorably discharge in 1946.

Upon returning from the service he worked locally with his grandfather and uncle as a painter. He later joined with his brother Bill and formed The Huber Brothers painting contractors, retiring in 1988. In his younger days, as time permitted, he enjoyed horse trail riding with his friends. He also enjoyed reading, hunting, playing cards at the Old Stone Lodge, camping, and picnicking. He was a former commander of the Northfield VFW post #9874.

Don is survived by his wife of 52 years the former Rita Mello, and his children: JoAnn Huber of Barrington, NH Barbara Prichard of Guilford, Vt. Heidi Huber of Northfield, Ma. Anita Tavalli of Northfield, MA. Donald G. Huber of Northfield, Ma. and David Huber of Athol, MA. He is also survived by his sister Judy Harris of Hopkinton, MA. Jeff Gale of Northfield, MA. many grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter Linda Gibowitz, and his brothers: Bob and Bill.

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

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

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Douglas J. Flagg
April 30, 1933 ~ March 7, 2019
Bernardston, Ma.

Douglas J. Flagg, 85, of Bernardston, Ma. died Thursday evening (03-7-2019) at his home. He was born in Bernardston, Ma. on April 30, 1933 the son of Almon and Marion (Abbott) Flagg. He was educated in local schools and then joined the US Army serving during the Korean Conflict in Medical Transportation. He was married to the former Arlene (Robtoy) on December 27, 1974. Mrs. Flagg precedeased him in 2014 after 40 years of marriage. He worked early in life for Gaylord Dairy in Wallingford, CT. and then for Green Mountain Electric Co. in VT. He then worked at the former Deane Service Station in Bernardston, and finally for Warner Bros. Construction Co. in Sunderland from where he retired in 1995. He was one of the originators of the Bernardston Gas and Engine Show, and was an avid collector of old "One Lunger" gas engines. He spent many hours in his shop working on the old engines. He was always willing to lend a hand.

He is survived by his son Michael and his wife Tina of Montague, Ma. and four step daughers: Gloria King, and Deborah Shufelt both of Orange, Ma. Belinda Desreuisseau and her husband Brian and Cynthia Houle and her husband Eli both of Athol, Ma. and a step son Merton Tatro Jr. of Athol, Ma. He is also survived by his brothers: Richard Flagg and companion Sheila of Bernardston, Ma. and Kenneth Flagg and his companion Barbara of Putney, Vt. and his sister-in- law Shirley Flagg of Gill, Ma. and brother-in-law Russell Deane of Bernardston, Ma. and dear friends Deborah and Steven Miller whom he looked upon as son and daughter at heart. Many grand and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Wednesday (3-13-2019) at the United Church of Bernardston, Church St. Bernardston, Ma.at 11:00 A.M. The Rev. David Neal, Pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in Center Cemetery, Bernardston will full military honors.

Calling hours will be Tuesday evening (3-12-2019) from 5-7 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.

Donations in his memory may be made to any Veterans Organization of ones choice.

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Donald Paul Stebbins
February 23, 1941 ~ February 28, 2019
Northfield, Ma.

Donald Paul Stebbins, 78, lifelong resident of Northfield, passed away at the Buckley Nursing Home in Greenfield on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Born on February 23, 1941, he was the youngest son of Ruth and Leonard Stebbins of Northfield. After graduating Greenfield Vocational High School, he entered the Navy in 1960 and was stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba until his honorable discharge in 1964. After returning to his hometown of Northfield, he married the former Theresa Boliski on October 10, 1964 at St. John’s Church in Millers Falls MA.

Don was fond of hunting, snowmobiling and race cars. He not only loved to cook for his family and friends but enjoyed eating as well. He was a member of Local Union 98 Operator’s Union and worked for Mackin Construction for a number of years. After retiring, he and his wife spent winters in Heatherwood Village in Lakeland FL and also loved his summer camp at Forest Lake Campground in Winchester NH.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 54 years, the former Theresa Boliski; two sons: Donald and his wife Kim of Northfield MA and Timothy and wife Amber of Greenfield MA; a brother Gerald of Turners Falls; 3 grandchildren: Tyler Godfrey and Drew Stebbins of Northfield and Laura Stebbins of Greenfield; 2 great-grandchildren Emmalyn and Brantley Godfrey of Northfield and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be Wednesday (3-6-2019) at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. At 11:00 A.M. The Rev. Michael Gantt will officiate. Burial with full military honors will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield.

Calling hours will be Tuesday (3-5-2019) from 4-7 P.M. At the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH, 45250-0301.

A special thanks to all the staff at Buckley Nursing Home.

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

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Stephen W. Fisher
March 28, 2000 ~ February 18, 2019
formerly of Northfield, Ma.

Stephen W. Fisher, 18, formerly of Northfield, Ma. died unexpectedly in Meriden, Ct. on February 18, 2019. He was born in Ashfield, Ma. on March 28, 2000, the son of Walter and Cynthiajean (Parsons) Fisher. Stephen attended school in Berlin, Ct. He worked in the Home Improvement industry as a gutter installer. He enjoyed working out at the local gym and loved hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his parents Walter and Cynthiajean Fisher of Northfield, Ma. and his siblings: Paul Fisher of Kansas City, Mo. Luke Fisher of Meriden, CT. Jonathan Fisher of Berlin, Ct. Philip, James, and Nathan Fisher of Northfield, Ma. Rebekah Swarr and her husband Larry of Athens, Wisc. Rachel, Ruth, and Esther Fisher of Northfield, Ma. and Leah Fisher of Independence, Mo. and a niece DebarYah Swarr.
Funeral services will be Saturday (2-23-2019) at 11:00 A.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Mass. Burial will be in the spirng in Farms Cemetery, Northfield.

Calling hours will be Friday evening (2-22-2019) from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

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

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Annabelle B. Parker
February 25, 1929 ~ February 7, 2019
Northfield, Mass.


Annabelle B. Parker, 90, passed away on February 13, 2019 after a brief illness. She was born June 6, 1928 in Montague , Mass. the daughter of Roy and Mary ( Lynch ) Parker. She was educated in Conway, Mass schools, She worked at Millers Falls Tool Co., Greenfield Steel Stamp and was a housekeeper at Stoneleigh Birnham School. She loved to do crossword puzzles , poetry and baking. She enjoyed spending time with family.

Annabelle leaves behind four children: Steven and his wife Lorraine Zamojski, Mary and her husband William Peterson, David and his wife Melanie Zamojski, and Jeffery Zamojski and his partner Leanna Houle. She also leaves four grandchildren Julie (Brian) Jourdain, Laura (Matthew )Blanchard, Meghan Zamojski, and Brian Zamojski. She also leaves her 5 great grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews including her niece Patty Perry, who was also a special friend to her.

Annabelle additionally leaves behind her special companion Raymond MacIntire of Wendell.

She was predeceased by her sisters Caroline and Lenora, and brothers Douglas, Roy, and Eddie.

There will be a catholic prayer service at the Kidder Funeral Home on March 1, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.

The family would like to thank all of the caring staff at Buckley Health Center in Greenfield. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Turners Falls Firefighters Relief Fund 180 Turnpike Rd. Turners Falls, Ma 01376 or Dakin Humane Society PO Box 6307 Springfield, Ma. 01101.

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

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Eleanor Severance Deane
February 25, 1929 ~ February 7, 2019
Northfield, Mass.

Eleanor Severance Deane, 89, of Northfield, Ma. died Thursday morning (2-7-2019) at Charlene Manor Healthcare Center in Greenfield, Ma. She was born in Northfield, Ma. on February 25, 1929 the daughter of Irwin and Vivian {Bolton) Severance. She graduated from Northfield High School in 1946 and furthered her education attending Fitchburg Teachers College graduating in 1951 with a BSE. She then attended UMass, North Adams State College and Lesley College to further her education. She was married on September 9, 1951 to Roland Deane. Roland predeceased her in 2017. She was a long time member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Northfield. She taught school in Enfield, NH, Athol, MA. and Bernardston, MA. from where she retired after 26 years. She belonged to the Mass. Teachers Assoc, Retied Teachers Assoc, the Organization of Women Teachers and was member of DKG (Delta Kappa Gamma) International.

She was a member of the West Northfield Playground Association.

She is survived by her sons: Roland Jr. and his wife Mabel of Three Forks, MT, Jeffery of Northfield, and John and his wife Leona of Bozman, MT, and her daughters: Maralee Harry and her husband Mark of Goshen, Ma. Jacquelyn "Lindy" Deane of Derwood, MD. and a sister: Shybil O'Keefe of California She is also survived by her grandchildren: Tara Noyes, Justine Smith, Nicloe Deane, Richard Page, and Cassie Deane, and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday (2-16-2019) at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, Northfield, Ma. at 11: A.M. Burial will be in the spring in West Northfield Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Friday evening (2-15-2019) from 4-7 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Barnes-Grover Scholarship, c/o Pioneer Valley Regional School, 97 F. Sumner Turner Drive, Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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

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Bruce M. Llewelyn
February 13, 1939 ~ February 6, 2019
Northfield, Mass.

Bruce M. Llewelyn, 79, of Northfield, MA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 6, at Charlene Manor Nursing And Rehabilitation facility in Greenfield, MA, following a period of failing health.  Bruce was born February 13, 1939, to Charles and Helen Knowlton Llewelyn in Holden, MA.  When he was five, the family bought a dairy farm in Ludlow, MA.  Ten years later due to losing their farmland to the expansion of Westover Air Force Base, the family sold the farm and purchased a dairy farm in Northfield--Five Point Farm, where the family still farms today.

Bruce attended Northfield High School, and then continued his farming career throughout the rest of his life.  Pretending to retire in 2006, he continued to be actively farming raising corn and hay, until his death.  Bruce loved farming, and had such a tremendous work ethic, that made keeping up with him quite a challenge.  He was always the first one out to work and the last one in.  A member of the Army National Guard from 1962-1968, Bruce received his Honorable Discharge on September 30, 1968.

  Antique International Harvester tractors were a passion of his.  And, of course, Bruce also loved John Deere tractors.  Every April for the past several years, the International Harvester Club has put on an "Old Plow Day" at Five Point Farm.  Bruce loved participating in that event, even though for the past three years he was confined to witnessing the event from his pick-up truck.
 
  Bruce was very dedicated to his family, whom he loved very much, as well as the family farm.  He had a great spirit, sense of humor, amazing strength, and a huge heart.  When Bruce could, he enjoyed trips with his friends, and having a good time.  We are truly blest to have had Bruce in our lives with all that he taught us, and the many ways in which he touched our hearts.  He certainly will be missed.

  Bruce leaves his two children, Bruce, Jr. and his wife April and granddaughter Morgan of Winchendon;  and Cathie Anne and her companion Craig and grandson Jordan of Turners Falls.  He also leaves his brother Bill and his wife Betsy, and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his sister Janet L. Wood in 2011.

  Calling hours will be held at the Kidder Funeral Home  on Monday, February 11, from 4-6 p.m.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 12, at 10:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home.  Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. 

  Memorial contributions may be made to:  Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St., #2, Greenfield, MA 01301 or Second Chance Animal Rescue Shelter, 25 June Ave, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave, Northfield, MA is in charge of the arrangements.

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Diane J. Hallock
November 22, 1953 ~ February 6, 2019
Brattleboro, Vt.

Diane J. Hallock, 65 of Brattleboro, Vt. died Wednesday (2-6-2019) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Ma. She was born in Montague, Ma. on November 22, 1953 the daughter of Ronald and Joan (Fisher) Winship. She grew up in Northfield and was educated in local schools. She and her future Husband Kenneth A. Hallock Jr. met at Pioneer Valley Regional School and on December 12, 1970 they were married in Northfield. She worked for many years at the Vernon Green Nursing Home in Vernon, Vt. from where she retired. She enjoyed baking, cake decorating, trips to Wells, Maine, birdwatching, puzzles and most of all her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years Kenneth and her son Jeremy and his wife Dawn of Winchester, NH. and her daughters: Jennifer Hallock of Bellows Falls, Vt. and Mellany Harrington and her husband Michael of Westminster, VT. and her grandchildren, Orion Hallock and his wife Brooke, Patrick Hallock, and Connor and Tristan Harrington. She is also survived by her siblings, Ronald Winship Jr. and his wife Katrina of Bernardston, Ma. Bradley Winship and Darren Winship and his wife D"Ann both of Northfield, Ma. Elaine Smith and her husband Doug of Gill, Ma. Eileen Snow of High Point NC. and Carolyn Kaczor of Northfield, Ma. Many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be Saturday (2-9-2019) at Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. at 11:00 A.M. Doug Smith will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in West Northfield Cemetery.

There will be a calling hour on Saturday morning (2-9-2019) from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Donations in her memory may be made to Rescue Inc. P.O. Box 593, Brattleboro, Vt. 05302.

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

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Eileen M. Deane
August 3, 1945 ~ February 5, 2019
Northfield, Mass.

Eileen M. Deane, 73 of Northfield died Tuesday evening (2-5-2019) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, surrounded by her family. She was born in Bronx, N.Y. on August 3, 1945 the daughter of Bernard and Margaret (O'Shea) Lyons. She attended St. Helenas Business High School in the Bronx. Early in life she worked for Con Edison in Manhattan, N.Y. After moving to this area she worked at the Northfield Elementary School, then LaPierre's Appliance Store in Greenfield, Ma. and finally at the Four Leaf Clover Restaurant in Bernardston, Ma. from where she retired. She was married to Jefferey Deane on August 28, 1982. She loved spending time with her family, baking cakes for all family occasions, arts and crafts, and Irish History and Irish dancing.

Eileen is survived by her husband Jeffery, and two daughters: Tara Ann Kelleher Noyes of Weymouth, Ma. and Justine Elizabeth Kelleher Smith of Brookfield, Ct. and her grandchildren: Alexis Claire Noyes, and Madison Eileen Smith. She is also survived by her brother: Bernard Lyons of Oradell, NJ. She was predeceased by a brother John and sister Maureen Mormile.

Funeral services will be Thursday February 14, 2019 from the Kidder Funeral Home at 9:15 A.M. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church, Main St. Northfield, Ma. at 10:00 A.M. Burial will be at the convenious of the family.

Calling hours will be Wednesday (2-13-2019) from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at Kidder Funeral Home 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Mass.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Barnes-Grover Scholarship, c/o Pioneer Valley Regional School, 97 F. Sumner Turner Drive, Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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

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Nicholas Paul DeMaria
February 4, 2019
Northfield, Mass.
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Nicholas Paul DeMaria, 23, of Northfield, passed away unexpectedly on Monday February 4, 2019. He will be forever loved and missed by his family and friends.  Nick was a happy, loving, warm, and caring person who could light up any room.  He had an amazing sense of humor that will continue to bring smiles to the faces of all those who know just how goofy he could be.  Growing up in the surrounding area, Nick was full of adventure and loved finding it with his friends who he remained very close with throughout his life.  His favorite activity growing up was skateboarding, which he was very passionate about.   After getting married, life had come full circle for Nick and he began the pursuit of his dream to become a barber, and one day, open his own shop.  He was full of ideas for his vision of a comfortable and top quality business.  Nick  attended the Rob Roy Academy in Worcester, MA. He worked at Prondo's Barber Shop in Greenfield MA, and  was establishing himself in the area under his signature name, Snipper Nick.  He loved to fix up his car and had dreams of entering his prized Honda Accord in car shows.  He loved going to the beach in the summer as much as possible,  and always made it an adventure.   Nick loved children, especially his God Son Carter.  Nick could not possibly have been more overjoyed to be expecting his first child this October. 

Nicholas leaves behind his wife, Alaina (Brown) DeMaria of Northfield, his mother Julia (Williams) Rice, stepfather Evan Rice, and brother Gabe Williams, all of South Deerfield, his father Vincent DeMaria of Greenfield, his grandfather Paul Williams,  his grandmother Barbara Harnois, his uncle and aunt Adam and Stephanie Williams, many cousins, and beloved friends. 

Calling hours will be held at Kidder Funeral Home in Northfield  this Sunday, February 10, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. 

Donations can be made in honor of Nicholas DeMaria to the Windham County Humane Society at: windhamcountyhumane.org

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

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Kathleen L. Crochier
May 3, 1951 ~ January 16, 2019
Northfield, Mass.

Kathleen L. Crochier, 67 of Northfield, died Wednesday morning (1-16-2019) at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Greenfield, Ma. on May 3, 1951 the daughter of David and Margurite (Albec) Newton. Kathy grew up in Ticonderoga, N.Y., Shelburne Falls, Ma. and Greenfield, Ma. She was married to Michael Crochier for 39 years until his death in 2016. She owned and operated the former Pizza Etc. in Bernardston, Ma. for 13 years, and then owned and operated the Notch Restaurant in Northfield, Ma. for 17 years until her passing.

She is survived by a step son Michael Brunner and his wife Amy of South Carolina, and her siblings: Thomas Newton and his wife JoAnn of Northfield, Ma. David Newton of Turners Falls, Ma. Frank Newton of Grand Canyon, Az. Carl Newton and his wife Michelle of Milford, N.H. Sharon Newton-Stuckey of Gill, Ma. and Laura Newton of Wendell, Ma. She is also survived by grandchildren: Douglas, Grace, Glory, Jordan, and Mercy, and 1 great grandchild.

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

There will be celebration of her life on May 4, 2019 at Schuetzen Vernein in Gill, Ma. at a time to be announced.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Northfield Fireman's Fund, 93 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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

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Carlena E. Harbourt
February 11, 1924 ~ January 12, 2019
Millers Falls, Mass.
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Carlena E. Harbourt, 94 of Millers Falls, Ma. died Saturday morning (1-12-2019) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield surrounded by her family. She was born in Brattleboro, Vt on February 11, 1924 the daughter of Roland and Esther (Sprague) Moon. She was educated in local schools. She was married to her first husband Joseph Kozik in 1939 and he predeceased her in 1980. She then married Robert Harbourt in 1991 and he predeceased her in 2015. She worked for many years at Millers Falls Paper which later became Strathmore Paper retiring in 1986. She was a very dedicated and loving mother. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, country music, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, cooking, and long country rides.

She is survived by her son: Jospeh Kozik of Erving, Ma. and daughter Karla Kozik of Millers Falls, Ma. and her grandchildren: Kim Wood and companion Peter, and Lisa Wood and her companion Roberto, and several great grandchildren.

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

Donations in her memory may be made to Franklin County Sheriff's Dog Shelter, 10 Sandy Lane, Turners Falls, Ma. 01376.

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

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Paul Thompson Seamans
August 10, 1923 ~ January 1, 2019
Gill, Mass.

Paul Thompson Seamans, 95, long time resident of Gill, passed away peacefully with his daughters GrayWendy and Caroline at his side on January 1, 2019 after a short period of declining health. He was born on August 10, 1923 in Malden Mass. the son of Chester and Mary Seamans. Paul graduated in 1941 from Brookline High School and furthered his studies at Tufts College and Tufts Graduate School where he was the Assistant to Dean of Admissions.

Paul's Navy career began in 1943 where he served on submarine chasers and captained the SC 1363 in the Western Pacific during WWII .

After his tour of duty he became an instructor at the US Naval
Academy at Annapolis until 1953 at which time he left the Navy with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He was the only Navy man to qualify for the 1952 US Olympic pentathlon team.

From 1953 until the mid seventies he was the principal and eighth grade teacher at the Gill Elementary School and then taught sixth grade until his retirement in 1986.

Paul was very active in the community. He taught riflery and archery at Camp Apex for many years.
He was also an official for the Western Mass.and United States Track and Field Associations presiding over track meets in the area. He was a life member of the Northfield VFW , the NRA and belonged to the Franklin County Sportsmen's Club. From 1953 until present he was a sports reporter and columnist for the Greenfield Recorder where he was still writing the popular “Said and Done” column until his passing.

Paul is predeceased by his beloved wife Laurie, his parents Chester and Mary, and his brother Charles
Seamans. He is survived by his sister Caroline Seamans , his children Peter Seamans, Wendy
Thompson, Susan Brooks and Caroline Hasty , six grand children and several great grand children.
Paul's children would like to thank all those who gave him such special care in his later years.

Memorial service will be held at the Gill Congregational Church on Saturday February 2 ,2019 at 1:00 PM.

Donations in Paul's name may be sent to the Veterans of Foreign Wars , Northfield Post 9874 , 545 Mt Hermon Station Rd., Northfield, Mass 01360.

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

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Francis (Frank) Krejmas
December 28, 1949 ~ January 5, 2019
Northfield, Mass.

Francis (Frank) Krejmas of Northfield passed away at home on January 5, 2019. Francis was born in GrayGreenfield, Massachusetts on December 28, 1949, the son of Stella and the late Joseph J. Krejmas. He attended school in Northfield.

In 1967 Francis left high school early hiring on with Morrison-Knudsen Construction Company to participate in construction of what became known as the Northfield Mountain Project. Francis was very proud of the fact that he participated in the construction of this facility which was built entirely underground. Francis’ role was as a heavy construction equipment operator specifically driving Yuke earth mover trucks that were used to excavate the job site. Following the Northfield Mountain Project, Francis transitioned to J.A Jones Construction in Rowe, Massachusetts for a similar construction project at Bear Swamp.

Following his work in construction he transitioned to work as an over the road trucker driving 18 wheeler trucks for St. Johnsbury Trucking throughout the northeast.

Outside of work, Francis enjoyed stock car racing at Monadnock and Stafford Motor Speedways. During this era Francis raced a car and made a sojourn to Daytona Beach to watch the Dayton 500 with a couple of his race buddies one year. He also had a boat and spent time water skiing on Forrest Lake in Winchester, NH. In addition, Francis enjoyed pheasant and deer hunting in both Vermont and Massachusetts each fall.

Francis worked until complications resulting from his lifelong struggle with diabetes forced his early retirement in 1994.

Francis is survived by his mother Stella, two sisters, Elaine Tyler (Denny) and JoAnn Coutu of Northfield and two brothers, Joseph, Jr. (Susie) of Coronado, California and Al (JoDee) of Wethersfield, Connecticut along with many nieces and nephews in the extended family.

There will be a Catholic Prayer Service on Friday morning January 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM at Kidder Funeral Home in Northfield. Burial will follow at the family plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Northfield. There will be no visitation but friends are welcome to come to the prayer service preceding the funeral.

Memorial contributions are suggested to be given to the American Diabetes Association in Francis’ memory (diabetes.org/honor).

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

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R. Evelyn Van Cor
June 8, 1931 ~ December 15, 2018
Winchester, N.H.

R. Evelyn Van Cor, 87 of Winchester, N.H. died Saturday morning (12-15-2018) at Applewood Healthcare in Winchester. She was born in Grafton, Vt. on June 8, 1931 the daughter of Frank and Nellie P. (Martin) Abbott. Evelyn grew up on a farm in Vermont during the Depression but enjoyed a happy childhood. She was married on June 8, 1952 to Kenneth Van Cor. Mr. Van Cor predeceased her in 2017 after 64 years of marriage. She raised her family and later went to work at Northfield Mt. Hermon School from where she retired. She was a member of the United Church of Winchester and taught Sunday School for many years. She was a devoted wife and mother. She spent the last 8 months of her life at Applewood Healthcare Center in Winchester and the family would like to thank the staff at Applewood for their wonderful care.

She is survived by her sons: Lawrence and Dale Van Cor and his wife Wanda of Winchester, N.H. and Kevin and Wayne of Keene, N.H. and her daughter: Mary Martell of Winchester, N.H. She is also survived by her sister: Frances Rush and her husband Joseph of Townsend, Vt. and her grandchildren: Julie Moorhead, Michelle Russell, Charles Zirkle III, Meggan Hodgman, Jared and Sara Van Cor, and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday (12-19-2018) at the United Church of Winchester, Main St. Winchester, NH. at 10:00 A.M. The Rev. Susan Grant Rosen, Pastor will officate. Burial will be in the spring in South Parish Cemetery, Winchester, NH.

Calling hours will be Tuesday evening (12-18-2018) from 6-8 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Activity Fund, Applewood Healthcare Center, 8 Snow Rd. Winchester, NH. 03470.

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

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Theresa E. Crosier
August 27, 1926 ~ December 10, 2018
Bernardston, Ma.

Theresa E. Crosier, 92 of Bernardstson, Ma. died Monday (12-10-2018) at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on August 27, 1926 in Greenfield, Ma. the daughter of Ralph and Beatrice (Johnson) Clark. She was educated in Bernardston schools and was a 1944 graduate of Powers Institute in Bernardston. She was married to Raymond B. Crosier in 1946, and Mr. Crosier predeceased her in 1974. She was committed to raising her family. She was an active member of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Greenfield, Ma. She loved to read and spent many hours birdwatching.

She is survived by her children: son Leslie Crosier and his wife Mary of
East Liverpool, OH and Jeffrey Crosier and his wife Karin of Bernardston, Ma. and daughters: Bonnita Delcamp and her husband Randall of Bernardston, Ma. and Janet Crosier of Ware, Ma. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Lesley, Jason, Lisa, Leah, Faith, Heath, and Joseph. and her great grandchildren: Atticus, and Ulysses. She was predeceased by 12 siblings.

A memorial service will be held on December 22, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 290 Shelburne Rd. Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

Burial wiil be in Ceneter Cemetery, Bernardston, Ma. and will be held at the convenience of the family.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 290 Shelburne Rd. Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

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

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Jere Steven Nelson
June 26, 1965 ~ December 7, 2018
Northfield, Ma.

Jere Steven Nelson, age 53, of Northfield lost his fierce and courageous battle with cancer, on December 7th, 2018. He died peacefully with his family by his side. Jere will be dearly missed by family and friends alike as he meant so much to everyone he encountered. He was grateful to have his true love, Gail to share his life with for the past 15 years. Jere was predeceased by his son Jordan and his parents Janice and John Nelson.

Jere was born on June 26th, 1965 in Greenfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from Pioneer Valley RegionalSchool in 1983. Self employed as a timber harvester, he operated Nelson’s Tree Service for most of his adult life. Jere spent his days doing what he loved and was an incredibly hard worker. He even worked through all his treatments amazing his doctors with his perseverance and resilience. He could fix anything and enjoyed the challenge of restoring his equipment and vehicles.

Jere was happiest spending time on his land with Gail, their kids, friends and family. He transformed his mountain of rugged forest into a beautiful natural area with carefully chosen lookouts, stunning views, dirt roads, fields, ponds and diverse wildlife. Jere was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, boating,four wheeling, snowmobiling, and just being in the woods. He loved golfing, sporting events, and country music. He was most at peace while watching the sun rise and set over his mountain. Jere made friends easily and was a strong, generous, and caring man. Always willing to lend a helping hand, he touched so many lives, including little acts of kindness for strangers. Jere was truly larger than life.

Jere leaves behind his children Nicholas, Philip, and Sophia all of Northfield. Also the love of his life, Gail(Maisner) Streeter and her two children Nathan and Jared. His granddaughter Olivia, who was the apple of his eye. Brothers: Jay (Teresa), Joel (Allyson), all of Northfield. Sisters: Jody Hogan (Jim) of Virginia Beach,VA., Judy Shaw (Will) of Norfolk, VA., Janice Garvin (Andrew) of Greenfield, MA., Joy Grover of Bernardston, MA., Joan Nelson of Golden, CO. He also leaves several cherished nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Friday, December 14 th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Kidder Funeral and there will be a celebration of life to be held at a later date.

Donations in his memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 50 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701.

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

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Paul D. Wood
January 25, 1951 ~ December 7, 2018
Bernardston, Ma.

Paul D. Wood, 67 of Bernardston died Friday evening (12-7-2018) at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Northfield, Ma. on January 25, 1951 the son of Earl and Marjorie (Pease) Wood. Paul was educated in Northfield schools and was a graduate of Pioneer Valley Regional School, Class of 1969. While in High school he excelled in several sports including Baseball, Football, and Basket ball. He was married on September 13, 1969 to the former Darlene Blake at Goodale Memorial Church in Bernardston, Ma. He worked for many years as a carpenter for Doug Baker Builders, and later became a truck driver for Cardinal Trucking from where he retired. He was a member of the Bernardston Vets Club. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying gardening, hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, and his children Shawn and his wife Kristen of Oswego, N.Y. Timothy and his wife Serena of Kansas City, MO. and Paul D. and his companion Stephanie of Bernardston, Ma. He is also is also survived by his siblings: Alice Fortier, Ruth Snow, and Barbara Brassor and her husband David all of Northfield, Linda Baker and her husband Andy of Leyden, Ma. and Robert Wood and his wife Sue of Northfield, Ma. 12 Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son Todd, a brother Richard, and sisters, Charlotte Wright and Diane Smith.

Funeral Services will be Thursday (12-13-2018) at the United Church of Bernardston, at 11:00 A.M. The Rev. David Neil, Pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in Center Cemetery, Bernardston, Ma.

Calling hours will be Wednesday evening from 6-8 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.

Donations in his memory may be made to either the Bernardston Vets Club, P.O. Box 428, Bernardston, Ma. 01337 or the American Cancer Society in honor of "Dick's Angels" c/o Barbara Brassor, 213 Winchester Rd. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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

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Phyllis E Given
December 3, 2018
Belfast, Maine

Phyllis E Given, of Belfast, ME, peacefully passed away at the age of 91, following a short illness, on December 3, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

At the age of seven, Phyllis and her family moved from Sunbury, PA, where she was born, to Northfield, MA. She graduated from Northfield High School and was very active with the youth group at the Trinitarian Congregational Church which she became a member of. It was in Northfield that her younger brother, Ken, who survives her, became best friends with the "boy next door", Sidney H Given Jr, who Phyllis fell in love with and married in August 1947.

They decided to continue to make their home in Northfield where they raised eight children. Phyllis was a devoted and loving mother who found time to also care for the children of friends and neighbors. As busy as she was with her own family, Phyllis was a dear friend to many - always willing to help if needed. As her children moved on with their lives, Phyllis found she had time to work part-time as a driver for the Northfield-Mount Hermon Schools transporting students to outside appointments - even as far away as Boston.

Upon the death of Sidney in October 1993, Phyllis decided, at the age of 65, to make a dramatic change in her life and moved from her home of 48 years to a place she had always dreamed of - coastal Maine. In December 1993 she made Belfast, ME her new home. Here she was an avid gardener, bird watcher, scrabble-player and volunteered at the local hospital and at the Chamber of Commerce where she loved meeting new people. However, the most important role for her was that of a devoted Grandmother to her grandchildren who lived nearby. She very quickly grew to love this beautiful area and the warm, friendly people and was very happy to call it her home right to the end.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney H. Given, Jr. and her eldest son, Martin G Given, her parents and older brother and sister. She is survived by her younger brother, H Kenneth Ruhl of Williamsport, PA; her children Gail St. Clair of Searsmont, ME; Gregory Given and wife Karon of Brattleboro, VT; Douglas Given of Melbourne, FL; Stephen Given of Jonesborough, TN; Katherine Pickering and husband Alan of Belfast, ME; Mark Given and wife Valerie of Northfield, MA; Jane Kershaw and husband Geoff of Beaumaris, Australia; 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Kidder Funeral Home, Northfield, MA on December 21, 2018 at 10 a.m. Burial to follow in the Spring of 2019 in South Parish Cemetery, Winchester, N.H. The Family would appreciate donations in her honor to your local humane society or the Audubon Society as a tribute to her love of animals and birds. There are no calling hours.

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

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John Calvin Nelson
December 24th, 1930 ~ December 3, 2018
Northfield, Ma.

John Calvin Nelson, age 87, of Northfield went to be with his lord and savior, on December 3rd, 2018. He died peacefully with his family by his side. John lived a full, happy life and was eager to reunite with his wife Janice (Murdock), who he was predeceased by in January 2016. His parents Albert and Florence, sister Janet, brother Robert, son John, and grandsons Joey, Jordan, and Nathan also predeceased him.

John was born December 24th, 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts the son of Albert and Florence Nelson. After graduating high school, he went on to obtain a teaching degree from Massachusetts University in Boston. In 1953, at the age of 23 John enlisted in the Army. He served in the Korean War as a trainer of soldiers and a message decoder before being honorably discharged.

John enjoyed a long career of teaching industrial arts at the Greenfield Middle School and retired after over 30 years. He also enjoyed coaching baseball and softball. In 1948 he met the love of his life, Janice Elizabeth Murdock. They shared 63 years of marriage. John's favorite activities, many of which he did with Jan, included church on Sunday mornings, reading the bible, hosting friends, camping, playing cards, golfing, and winter trips to Florida. John was a lively spirit who loved to make others laugh with terrible jokes. His laugh was infectious and his smile would light up the room. God, family, friends, and his New England sports teams were the most important part of his life. A proud father and papa, he will be dearly missed.

John leaves behind; Sons: Jay (Teresa), Jere (Gail), Joel (Allyson), all of Northfield. Daughters: Jody Hogan (Jim) of Virginia Beach, VA., Judy Shaw (Will) of Norfolk, VA., Janice Garvin (Andrew) of Greenfield, MA., Joy Grover of Bernardston, MA., Joan Nelson of Golden, CO. Grandchildren: Jamie, John, Amy, Katie, Nick, Phillip, Sophia, Jared, Nathan, Hunter, Garrett, Alyssa, Matthew, Katlyn, Grace, Sage, Liam. Great Grandchildren: Cheyanne and Olivia.

Calling hours will be Friday, December 28th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Kidder Funeral and the Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 29th at 10:00 a.m. at the Northfield Baptist Church. Burial will be in the spring in Pentecost Cemetery, Northfield, Ma.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Northfield Baptist Church, 87 Main St. Northfield, MA 01360 or to the Northfield VFW, 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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David "Mike" R. Gibson
February 20, 1941 ~ November 14, 2018
Northfield, Ma.

David "Mike" R. Gibson, 77 of Northfield died Wednesday (11-14-2018) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, surrounded by his family. He was born in Montague, Ma. on February 20, 1941 the son of Robert and Verna (Clough) Gibson. Mike was educated in Northfield schools and was a graduate of Pioneer Valley Regional School, class of 1960.

On May 27, 1961 he was married to the love of his life Betty (Ware). He worked while in school for the Northfield Highway Dept as summer help. He then worked for S.E. Johnson as an equipment operator and then owned and operated his own excavating business, David R. Gibson Excavating. He then went to work for the Town of Northfield as Highway Supertendent from where he retired. He was an active member of the West Northfield Playground Assoc. and served on the Northfield Board of Health for many years. He served as Sexton for the First Parish Unitarian Church in Northfield. He was an avid hunter.

He is survived by his wife Betty of 57 years, and children: Jeffery and his companion Sue Sparacino of Mamaroneck, NY, Jaclyn Ciak and her husband Greg of Feeding Hills, Ma. and Jared and his wife Tammy of Northfield, Ma. He is survived by his grandchildren: Michael, Eric, Kaylee, and Kensey and great grandaughter, Aubriella, and his sisters: Susan Murray and her husband Eugene of Northfield, Ma. and Rita Oberacker of Gill, Ma.

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

Donations in his memory may made to either: West Northfield Playground Assoc. c/o Cheryl Teft, 504 Mt. Hermon Station Rd. Northfield, Ma. 01360 or Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St. Suite 2, Greenfield, Ma. 01301, or First Parish Unitarian Church, P.O. 158, Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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


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Jackson C. EmeryGray
July 6, 1926 ~ November 10, 2018
Vernon, Vt.

Jackson C. Emery, 92 of Vernon, Vt. died Saturday November 10, 2018 at the Vernon Green Nursing Home, Vernon, Vt. He was born in Brattleboro, Vt. on July 6, 1926 the son Clinton and Martha (Jackson) Emery. He was educated in Brattleboro schools and was a graduate of Brattleboro High School. He was very proud of serving in the US Air Force during WWII. In 1951 he married his first wife Mary "Tootsie" (Nesbitt) who predeceased him in 1973. He married his second wife Sandy (Calouri) in 1974. Sandy predeceased him in 2013. He worked as an operator for New England Power Co. for 40 years retiring in 1988. He was a charter member of the Vernon Volunteer Fire Dept. and was also a member of the Brattleboro American Legion Post #5. When his children were young he coached Little League in Vernon. He prided himself in canning Hot Peppers. He was an avid Fisherman, hunter, and gardener and considered a very good cook. He was passionate about his Boston RedSox and New England Patriots.

He is survived by his children: David and his wife Shirley of Brattleboro, Vt. and Douglas and his wife Brenda of Vernon, Vt. and Jackson P. and his wife Carlene, of Buzzards Bay, Ma. He is also survived by his half son Robert McAuliffe and his wife Stella of Lowell, Ma. and step children: Terri Barrett and her husband Will of Brattleboro, Vt. Donnell Moore of Peterborough, NH, Michael
Grimes and his partner Michael of Brattleboro, Vt. and Jeffery Moore of Venice, Fl. and his sister Barbara Mosley of Vernon, Vt. Nineteen grandchildren, Twenty-two great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a half son Paul C. McAuliffe.

There will be a graveside service in Tyler Cemetery, Vernon, Vt. on Friday November 16, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with full military honors provided by the American Legion Post #5. There will be a reception at the American Legion, Linden St. Brattleboro, Vt. following the services.
There are no calling hours.

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

Donations in his memory may be made to: Red Knights Firefighters Motorcycle Club, Vt. Chapter 2, P.O Box 8032, Brattleboro, Vt. 05304. These donatios will go towards the purchase of gas cards for oncology patients.

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Carl H. Tetreault
August 19, 1935 ~ October 13, 2018
Turners Falls, Mass.

Carl H. Tetreault, 83 of Turners Falls, Mass. died Saturday (10-13-2018) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Ma. He was born in Greenfield Ma. on August 19, 1935 the son of Albert H. ande Matilda (Regge) Tetreault. He was educated in Colrain Schools. He served in the US Air Force for four years where he met and married Asa Sasaki on Dec. 24, 1958 in Tokyo. Mrs. Tetreault predeceased him in 2003. Carl worked early in life at the former Kendall Mills in Colrain, then at Esleek Paper and finally at Kennemetal until his retirement. He enjoyed flying, fishing, hunting and animals.

Carl is survived by many friends and caregivers.

Funeral services will be Tuesday (10-23-2019) at Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield at 9:00 A.M. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Turners Falls at 10:00 A.M. due to renovations being done at Our Lady of Peace Church. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Turners Falls. The Rev. Stanley Askamit will officiate.

There will be a calling hour on Tuesday morning at the funeral home from 8:15 a.m. until the time to leave for church.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Association of Marian Helpers, P.O. Box 716, Stockbridge, Ma. 01262.

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Warren " Clem" Parker
September 24, 1937 ~ October 14, 2018
Hinsdale, NHGray

Warren " Clem" Parker, 81, of Hinsdale, NH died Sunday ( 10/14/2018) evening at Applewood Rehabilitation Center in Winchester, NH. He was born September 24, 1937 in Harrisville, NH the son of Frances and Hilda (Epsberg) Parker. He married Virginia Fostyck on September 3, 1965. He worked for the Brattleboro Retreat Farm and Al Melanson Roofing. He retired in 1997 from the State of NH DOT after almost 21 years. He was a 41 year member of the Hinsdale Fire Department.

Besides his wife of 53 years ,he is survived by a son Dennis and his fiance`Jane Boroski of Hinsdale, a daughter, Diane Pringle and her husband Jack of Hinsdale, three grandchildren, Jessica, Devin and Trevor all of Hinsdale, two great grandchildren, Cheyenne and Brantley, one sister, Hilda Lancy of Swanzey, and five brothers, Minot of California, Carl of Milford, Hollis of Keene, Lindsey of Northfield,Mass and Robert of Whitehall, NY. He was predeceased by a sister, Winifred, two brothers, Neal and Allan and one brother at infancy, John.

There will be calling hours Tuesday ( 10/23/18) from 5 to 7 at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, Mass 01360. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Donations in his memory may be made to the Hinsdale Fireman's Association, 13 Depot St., Hinsdale , NH 03451.

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Alana Lee Bolton Gadreault


Alana Lee Bolton Gadreault, 55 of Northfield passed away unexpectedly on October 10, 2018 at GrayBaystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield Ma. She was born on December 27, 1962 in Greenfield, Ma. the daughter of Alan Bolton and Jessie Wiggin. She was an idolized sister to Craig and Toni Bolton. Alana attended Northfield Elementary school and was a graduate of Pioneer Valley Regional School. She continued her education at Keene State College in the Nursing program at Cheshire Hospital, Keene, N.H. She worked at the Farren Memorial Hospital as a nurse, then at Franklin Medical Center in the OR as a surgical nurse, then at Austine School for the Deaf, and as a Hospice nurse in Vermont and New Hampshire and finally for Hospice of Franklin County in Greenfield, Ma. She served several years as a member of the Board of Selectman in Northfield and on several committees including the Finance Committee in Northfield. Alana was an avid animal lover, outdoorsman, traveler, and mother. During the summer she enjoyed sitting by the pool, gardening, going for walks, and beach trips. She loved to sing and dance and spend time with her family. She especially loved causing trouble in her white Ford Raptor. With every individual she met, a unique connection was made. She was a steadfast friend to many and adored by all that loved her. Alana was a true caregiver and always put the needs of others before her.

Along with her parents and brother and sister, her legacy is carried on by her beloved children: Rene Marie, Jacob, and Jillian Lee Gadreault, and Jeremy Davis. She was also mother to her dogs, cats, chickens, and any animals her children brough home, and to anyone who showed up on her doorstep that needed a place to call home.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday (10-17, 2018) from 4-6 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. Services will be private. There will be a celebration of her life at a later date.

Donations in her memory may be made for educational and vocational needs of her children to Alana Gadreault's Childrens Fund, Greenfield Co-Op Bank, P.O. Box 1345, Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

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Eleanor Grace Roberts Walters
October 9, 2018
Winchester, N.H.

Eleanor died peacefully at Good Shepard Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jaffrey, New Hampshire GrayOctober 9th. She was 7 weeks from her 100th birthday and like so many of her generation, she was strong and courageous, with an unrelenting spirit, a sense of fun, and quietly wise.

She was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and grew up in West Springfield, the daughter of Wellington and Laura Roberts. Eleanor graduated from West Springfield High School and Springfield Business School. She was employed by Proctor and Gamble Company in Springfield where she met her husband of 39 years, Richard A. Walters. They settled in Greenfield, Ma. in 1950 and raised two sons, Ricky and Gary. She was office manager of Gilmore Insurance Co. in Greenfield for nearly 25 years.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother to Rebecca Walters of Denver, Co. and Erica Walters of Austin, Tx. Eleanor loved to read, crochet and create ceramics. She was a big football fan and she never missed one of her sons' sporting events. She and her husband Dick were great at cards and dancing which Eleanor continued for many years after her husband's early death. She spent the last 45 years of her life in happy retirement in Winchester, N.H.

A Celebration of Life service will be held December 1, 2018 from 1-3 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Mass. There will be private burial services to follow.

Donations can be made in her memory to Good Shepard Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 20 Plantation Dr. Jaffrey, N.H. 03452.

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Richard B. Stevens Jr.
September 10, 1945 ~ October 8, 2018
Winchester, N.H.

Richard B. Stevens Jr., 73 of Bolton Rd. Winchester, N.H. died Monday (10-8-2018) at Langdon PLace, in Keene, N.H. He was born in BigSpring, Tx. on Sept. 10, 1945 the son of Richard and Jeanette (Thornton) Stevens. He grew up in in Springfield, Ma. and was educated in Springfield schools. He then graduated from UMass, and worked for many years as a mechanical engineer in the defense industry retiring in 2012.

He is survived by his sister Doris Stevens of Chicopee, Ma.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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

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Kenneth J. Remillard
July 31, 1951 ~ October 5, 2018
Bernardston, Ma.

Kenneth J. Remillard, 67, of Bernardston passed away Friday October 5, 2018 following a brief illness.

Kenny was born on July 31, 1951 to A. Kenneth and the late Agnes (McComb) Remillard. He grew up in Bernardston, and graduated in 1970 from Greenfield Vocational School. He later moved to Gill where he married and raised his family. Once his children were grown he moved to Arizona for a short time with his longtime companion, Maureen LaFlam who pre-deceased him in 2011. Upon returning to Massachusetts they settled in Bernardston where he resided until his death. Kenny worked at the Montague Machine Company until his retirement in 2016.

Kenny loved the outdoors and spent time hunting, riding four wheelers and snowmobiling. He was also a sports car enthusiast and thoroughly enjoyed the few he owned throughout the years. He was a gifted mechanic and took great pride in the lawn tractors and four wheelers he was able to restore. His greatest joy however came from his family. He was always there to help them out both financially and with his time. His grandchildren will always remember how he kept the house stocked with sweet treats to share when they came to visit.

Besides his father of Bernardston, survivors include his children; Rebekah Minor and her husband Seay of Gill and Eric Remillard and his wife Hillary of Northfield. His grandchildren, Allie Budine and her husband Aaron, Ethan, EmmaRae, and Rachael Minor, and Alyssa Remillard along with his great-grandchildren, Bradley and Charleigh. He also leaves his siblings Jean Dobias and her husband Bruce, Carol Remillard, and John Remillard. He will also be missed by his former wife and lifelong friend Brenda Stone.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 13 at 10am at The Congregation of Grace, 148 L Street in Turners Falls, MA. Pastor Verne Williams will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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

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Deborah H. Mayberry
February 25, 1937 ~ September 8, 2018
Northfield, Ma.

Deborah H. Mayberry, 70 of Northfield died Saturday (9-8-2018) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Ma. She was born in Greenfield, Ma. on February 25, 1948 the daughter of Paul and Elizabeth (Eastman) Mayberry. Deborah was educated in Northfield schools and graduated from the Northfield School for Girls in 1966. She furthered her education in Political Science at Denver Univesity. She was employed for many years as a manager for McDonald's Restaurant. After moving back to this area she was employed at the World Eye Bookstore from where she retired. She was a long standing member of the Northfield Garden Club, and became an avid bridge player at the Northfield Senior Center.

She is survived by her sister, Camilla Vashel of Ascutney, Vt. and her nephew Thomas P. Vashel and his wife Sara of Norwich, Vt.

A reception in memory of her life will be held at a later date at a time and place to be announced
.
Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, Ma. 01701.

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

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Irene M. Doolittle
May 25, 1937 ~ September 7, 2018
Northfield, Ma.

Irene M. Doolittle, 81 of Northfield died Friday morning (9-7-2018) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield. Ma. She was born in Northfield of May 25, 1937 the daughter of Everett and Gladys (Streeter) Doolittle. Irene was educated in Northfield schools and was a 1955 graduate of Northfield High School, where she excelled in many sports. Early in life she was employed by the Lily-Dan Restaurant, now The Notch, then worked a short time for Raytheon in Framington, Ma. and then worked for Amerigas for 42 years from where she retired. She was an avid bowler, and followed very closely all the New England sports team.

She is survived by her son: James of Northfield, and her siblings: Edward Doolittle of Northfield, Doris Taylor of Unity, N.H. and Marjorie Gould and her husband Roger of Northfield, Ma. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Jennifer Doolittle of Turners Falls, Ma. Sara Skusie and her husband Stephen of Gill, Ma. and Brian Doolittle of Bernardston, Ma. and her great grandchildren: Emma McDonough, Hailey Doolittle, Theodore and Steve Skusie. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services wil be Thursday (9-13-2018) at the Trinitarian Congregational Church 147 Main St. Northfield, Ma. at 11:00 A.M. The Rev. Julie Olmsted, Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in Penetcost Cemetery, Northfield, Ma.

Calling hours will be Wednesday (9-12-2018) from 6-8 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.

Donations in her memory may be made to either The Northfield Fireman's Fund 93 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360 or Northfield EMS 41 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360 or the American Heart Assoc. 300 5th Ave. Waltham, Ma. 02451-8750.

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

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Mary Ann "Molly" (Ann) Anderson
Austst 26, 1946 ~ August 31, 2018
Northfield, Ma.

Mary Ann "Molly" (Ann) Anderson of Northfield, Mass. and Bonita Springs, Fl. passed away GrayAugust 31, 2018 at home in Northfield surrounded by loved ones after a long battle with cancer. Molly was born on Austst 26, 1946 to Robert H. and Helen P. (Bonneville) McCollum of Northfield, Ma. She was educated in Northfield and graduated from Pioneer Valley Regional School in 1964. She attended Greenfield Community College and Keene State College. In 1969 she marred Robert "Bob" C. Anderson of Brattleboro, Vt. She retired from Verizon in 1994 and when Bob retired they became snow birds in Bonita Springs, Fl. Molly was very active at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Bonita Springs where she served on the Altar Guild and volunteered at the Penny Wise thrift shop. She was also a long time member of the Bonita Springs Shell Club. She held a special place in her heart for her Shell Club Family. She kept in touch with her Northfield school friends and her dear friends from the Telephone Co. She considered herself the richest person in the world to have such wonderful friends. She was predeceased by her husband Bob in 2011, their youngest son, Clayton in 2015, and her sister Beverly "Jean" in 2006.

She is survived by her beloved daughter Victoria Anderson and her children Ralilah and Amaris of Northfield, her oldest son Troy Anderson of California, and his children Tori, Jordan, and Savannah, her former beloved daughter-in-law, Emily Juster of Amherst. She also leaves her beloved brother Robert McCollum Jr. and his beautiful daughter, Amanda Diamond. Sister-in-laws, Deryl Anderson of Brattleboro, Vt. and Doreen Christian of Liverpool, England. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews, especially Jim and Julie Seavey of Keene, NH who were the closest to Molly and made the last few months of her life a very special and loving time for her.

A graveside service in Green River Cemetery, Greenfield, Ma. will be at a future time to be announced.

Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or your favorite animal rescue.

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

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Lyle H. Frink
May 19, 1940 ~ September 2, 2018
Vernon, Vt.

Lyle H. Frink, 78 of Vernon, Vt. died Sunday (9-2-2018) unexpectedly at his home. He was born in Westminster West, Vt. on May 19, 1940 the son of Lyle S. and Katherine (Cowdery) Frink. Lyle was educated in Westminster schools and furthered his education graduating from Elim Bible College in Lima, N.Y. On June 3, 1964 he married the former Joan (Morgan) in Patterson, N.J. He loved hunting, fishing, and motorcycling. Most of all he loved his family. He was a member and deacon of the Advent Christian Church in Vernon. He was known in the area as the local handyman.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years and a son Tim Frink of Nassau, N.Y. and his sisters: Ruth Chickering of Vernon, Vt. Marion Cushman and her husband Allen of Chester. Vt. and Eleanor Babbit of Putney, Vt. Bertha Tracey, and Dorothy Turner. He is also survived by his grandchildren Tyler, Caleb, and Tia Frink. Many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Theodore, brother, William and sisters Alice Rogers, Nellie Thomspon, and Esther Dunham.

A memorial service will be held on September 14, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Advent Christian Church. The Rev. Bruce Burks, pastor will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Advent Christian Church, 4554 Ft. Bridgman Rd. Vernon, Vt. 05354.

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

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Henry E. Boyd
October 19, 1934 ~ August 24, 2018
Northfield, Ma.
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Henry E. Boyd, 83 of Northfield died Friday morning (8-24-2018) at the Fisher Home, in Amherst, Ma. He was born in Brattleboro, Vt. on October 19, 1934 the son of Harry and Margaret (Batchler) Boyd. Henry attended schools in Winchester, N.H. He then served in the U.S. Army for 2 years in the 4th Armored Division serving in Germany helping to rebuild after WWII. He was self employed for more than 56 years at Boyd's Auto Body in Northfield, Ma. He was married to the former Wallis M. Black for 54 years. Mrs. Boyd predeceased him in 2014. He is survived by sister Annie Barnes of Greenfield, Ma. and several nieces and nephews including Darren Upham and Darlene Upham.

He was predeceased by his sister Julia Upham and her husband Clifford.
Funeral services will be private with burial in West Northfield Cemetery with military honors.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Northfield Fireman's Fund, 93 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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

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Carl W. Buschner
March 22, 1928 ~ August 8, 2018
Holyoke, Ma.
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Carl W. Buschner, born March 22, 1928 in Teaneck, New Jersey to the late Fred P. and Minna Baehr Buschner, died at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield, MA. August 8, 2018. He is survived by his very much-loved wife of 66 years, Marjorie C. Buschner. Carl is also survived by his children Barbara A. Buschner (former husband Robert Kibler), Paul C. Buschner (Tilza), grandchildren, Rebecca Kibler (Jason Goldstein), Ella Muka (Matthew), Melody Buschner, Joy Hoag (Nick) and great-grandchildren Addie, Liam and Zeke Hoag and Remi Muka. Other survivors include his sister Elsa Carpenter (Robert), sisters-in-law, Janis Cross and Ruth Cross and many nieces, nephews and their children. Carl was predeceased by his parents, parents-in-law Leroy and Muriel Cross, brothers and sisters-in-law Paul (Winnie) and Fred (Sue) Buschner, brothers-in-law Donald, Robert (Jeannette) and Kenneth Cross.

Carl served his country in both World War II and Korea, first in the photo lab at General MacArthur’s headquarters and later in a photo lab he designed to process prisoners of war in Korea.

Carl graduated from the University of Maine, Orono earning a B.S in Plant Pathology and Cornell University earning his M.S. in Plant Pathology. As an assistant professor at State University of New York, Oneonta he also coached soccer. Professor Emeritus Buschner retired from Holyoke Community College. At both Oneonta and Holyoke Community College, Carl helped develop and sustain faculty senates. From every educational institution he ever served, Carl received awards honoring his teaching prowess and dedicated service.

Always involved with a faith community, Carl sang in a church choir, served on many committees, and was a deacon, a treasurer, moderator and a faithful parishioner.

Carl coordinated with Holyoke Mayor Michael Sullivan on forming (and then serving on) the first Holyoke Conservation Commission, participating in the original national Earth Day. Carl served on the Board of the Holyoke YMCA and, while president, worked tirelessly to preserve the YMCA’s national affiliation during a crisis. Carl proudly received the YMCA’s prestigious Lou Oldershaw award presented by Lou himself.

Carl was passionate about racquetball! He taught countless young people how to play, arranged tournaments to promote the sport including senior games, officiated, and was nationally ranked himself, even rising to #1 in the 80+ age group.

Carl made friends everywhere he went, from his rye bread bakery to his bank, hardware store and pharmacies. His courage, tuneful whistle and positive outlook enriched his family life. His mother had advised him to leave everywhere he went better than he found it and he lived true to her advice.

Carl will be interned at the Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam and a Celebration of Life will be held this autumn.

Anyone wishing to honor Carl’s memory may make a donation to Center Church, UCC South Hadley, The Greater Holyoke Area YMCA, Holyoke Community College or take time to follow his mother’s advice.

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

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Jeremy J. Goodwin
January 19, 1975 ~ July 27, 2018
South Deerfield, Ma.

Jeremy J. Goodwin, 43, of Gill, Ma. died Friday evening (7-27-2018) at Baystate Medical Center in
Springfield, Ma. He was born on Jan. 19, 1975 in Brattleboro, Vt. the son of Timothy and Dixie
(Carpenter) Goodwin. Jeremy was educated in local schools. He worked at Renovators Supply in Millers Falls, Ma. for 14 years, and then Kennemetal in Greenfield, Ma. He was a proud member of the NRA, and a life member VFW Auxillary Post 1034 in Brattleboro, Vt. He was a faithful fan of the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox.

He is survived by his parents and his two children Kyra and Ryleigh and their mother Kristen all of
Northifeld, Ma. and a brother: David Morgan and his family of Honakaa, Hawaii. Several aunts uncles and nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside service on Monday Aug. 13, 2018 at Penetcost Cemetery, Northfield, Ma. at 11:00 A.M. The Rev. David Neil will officiate.

Donations in his memory may be made to Brattleboro VFW Auxillary Post 1034, P.O. Box 8233,
North Brattleboro, Vt. 05304.

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

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Stanley J. Kopec
January 26, 1938 ~ July 25, 2018
South Deerfield, Ma. Gray

Stanley J. Kopec, 80, of 15 Settright Rd. So. Deerfield, Ma.died Wednesday (7-25-2018) at Charlene Manor Healthcare, Greenfield surrounded by his family.

He was born in Montague, Ma. on January 26, 1938 the son of Stanley and Anna (Urgielewicz) Kopec. He a was graduate of Turners Falls High School, Class of 1956. Stan excelled in music and was president of the band in his senior year. He played in Springfield Mass Youth Symphony as a clarinetist. He became accomplished at Polish music and played with several Polish bands that were carried on WHAI radio on Saturday mornings. He attended Boston University and was privileged to play with such big bands as Benny Goodman.

After college he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he was appointed to the US Navy Band. He was privileged to play for several presidents including Truman, Kennedy, Eisenhower, and George H.W. Bush. He returned and took a position as Supervisor of Music for the Orono Maine Public School. He then returned home and became band director at Frontier Regional School, where the band grew immensely under his direction, playing throughout the U.S. Due to budget constraints and Prop 2 1/2 the band program was eliminated at Frontier. He then became a licensed insurance broker in the area.

He was hired in 1982 as Music Director in Hancock, N.Y. where under his direction the band grew. He was promoted to the position of Principal at the school. His heart was in the Pioneer Valley where in 1986 he returned to become Band Director and Chorus Director in Easthampton, Ma. At this time he completed his graduate studies at Cambridge College where he received his Master of Education. In 1987 he moved on to Granby, Ct. again as Band Director. He retired from education after 28 years. He then accepted a position as desk auditor at Historic Deerfield Inn, and also worked part time at the Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst in the same position, finally retiring in 2005. He was a member and conductor in many local community bands spending much time with the Greenfield Military band. He was Co-Chairman of the Deerfield Tercentenary Parade in 1979. He was a 50 year member of Turners Falls Knights of Columbus, third degree. His proudest achievement was his family attending many sporting events of his grandchildren.

He is survived by his children: Patricia A. Kopec and Stanley III of South Deerfield, Anna Kopec of Daytona Beach, Fl. and his grandchildren: Tawyna, Kayley, and Alyssa of Chicopee, Ma..

Funeral Services will be Thursday (8-2-2018) at 9:15 a.m. from the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Northfield. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor will officiate. Burial will military honors will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield.

Calling hours will be Wednesday (8-1-2018) from5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donations in his memory may be made to Greenfield Military Band C/O Mary Scoville, 87C Main St. South Deerfield, Ma. 01373.

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

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Michael Jeffrey Stennes
July 22, 2018
Elkins, West Virginia

Michael Jeffrey Stennes, 57 of Elkins, WV passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Baystate GrayMedical Center surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Boston MA, Michael was the son of Ernie Stennes and Judy Hall. He graduated from Turners Falls High School, Greenfield Community College, and UMASS with degrees in Electrical Engineering. Following his education, Michael was employed by Raytheon where he worked as Senior Electrical Engineer for 7 years and led the engineering of the Patriot Missile System Upgrade. He then went on to a long and fufulling career as an electrical engineer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, WV where he designed receiver systems for numerous radio telescopes at the observatory.

As an avid runner and bicyclist, Michael enjoyed a highly active lifestyle, regularly training for and participating in marathons and triathlons around the world, including the 2016 Iron Man Triathlon; even qualifying for the Boston Marathon. He played an active role in his community, organizing multiple races in the WV area, including the annual Turkey Trot held at the observatory.

Michael is survived by his mother, Judy Hall (Ayoub), his stepfather, Carl Hall, his father, Ernie Stennes, and his stepmother, Maurine Stennes. Michael leaves behind four loving children, Katherine, Jonathan and his wife Shelby, Ryan and his wife Hannah, and David, as well as one granddaughter, Willow Stennes. He also leaves behind girlfriend Julia Brumfield of Elkins, WV.

Michael also leaves behind 2 siblings, Eric and wife Jennifer Stennes of Bernardston, MA, as well as Mark Stennes and girlfriend Paulina Franco of South Hadley, MA, and 3 nephews, Nicholas, Ben, Michael, and other loving family.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at United Church of Bernardston, 58 Church St, Bernardston, Massachusetts. The Rev. David Neil, Pastor will officate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Greenfield Cooperative Bank for Michael Stennes Memorial Scholarship Fund

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

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Henry "Stan" Stratford
February 20, 1925 ~ July 18, 2018
Bernardston, Ma.

Henry "Stan" Stratford, 93 of Brattleboro Rd. passed away peacefully at Charlene Manor Healthcare Grayin Greenfield on Wednesday evening (7-18-2018). He was born in Leverett, Ma. on February 20, 1925, the son of William James and Gladys (Simmons) Stratford. He was educated in Leverett, Ma. and went to work early in life with his father in the family logging business. He was married to Beverly A. Billings on January 3, 1948 in Leverett, Ma. He was married for 61 years until Beverly's passing on August 30, 2009. He workded at Carroll's Supermarket in Gill, Ma. for many years, then for Cowl's Lumber in Amherst, Ma. and finally for Leader Home Center in South Deerfield, Ma. until his retirement. He resided in Northfield prior to moving to Bernardston for many years. He was a member of the Montague Elks. He enjoyed snowmobiling and was a member of the Northfield Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed dining out with family and friends.

He will be lovingly remembered by his family, his son, Derrell M. Stratford and his wife Eva Lee "Tweet" of Bernardston, and his grandchildren Bruce Stratford and his wife Rebecca of Templeton, Ma. and Gina Glabach and her husband Rob of Bernardston, Ma. He is also survived by his great grandchildren, Bryce Statford and his wife Rachael of Baytown, TX. Hayley Fort and her husband Ronny of Baytown, TX. Olivia, Spencer, and Chloe Stratford of Templeton, Ma. and Gabrielle and Alexandra Glabach of Bernardston, Ma. and Great great grandchildren, Camden and Jordon Fort, Dylynn and Grayson Stratford all of Baytown, Tx. He is also survived by his brother: Richard Stratford and his wife Shirley of Hadley, Ma. and his sisters: Edith McIntosh of Avon Park, Fl. and Mary Alexander of her husband Ken of Parrish, Fl. and his brother-in-law Wayne Billings and his wife Gloria of Northfield Farms, Ma. Many neices and nephews.

He was predeceased by siblings: John "Willy", Gracie, James "Jimmy" , Ruthie Williams and Joseph "Joe".

The family would like to give a special thank you to the entire staff at Charlene Manor.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Donations in his memory may be made to Charlene Manor Residents Activity Fund, 130 Colrain Rd. Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

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

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James B. Rockwell
March 8, 1934 ~ July 18, 2018
Bernardston, Ma.

James B. Rockwell, 84 of Hartwell St. Bernardston, died Wednesday morning (7-18-2018) at his Grayhome. He was born in Montague, Ma. on March 8, 1934 the son of Frank and Mary (Bushey) Rockwell. He graduated from Holy Trinity School and was a graduate of Greenfield High School in 1953.

He was married to the former Bernice DeGraffe who predeceased him in 1991. Jim served a 6 year apprenticeship in Graphic Art at Minott Printing and Binding. He worked six years at Franklin County Press, then went to work for American Stratford Printing and Binding in Brattleboro, Vt. for 42 years. He was very active with the Boy Scouts of America serving as Assistant and then Scout Master for 42 years. He enjoyed several 100 mile canoe trips with the scouts, and in 1982 he received the Silver Beaver award which is the highest award achievable. He also received the Wood Bade in 1978.

He is survived by his son: Michael J. and his wife Diane of Rusk, Tx. and his daughter Arlene E. Rockwell of Greenfield, Ma. and his grandchildren: Matthew Rogowski, Anthony Noga, and Christopher Rockwell. Besides his wife he is predeceased by his sisters: Guyla, Shriley and Alice, and his brothers: Doyle and Frank. and grandson David Patenaude.

Funeral services will be Tuesday (7-24-2018) from the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. at 9:15 A.M. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church, 80 Main St. Northfield, Ma. at 10:00 A.M. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Turners Falls, Ma.

Calling hours will be Monday evening (7-23-2018) from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to either Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St. Springfield, Ma. 01104, or Meals on Wheels, 101 Munson St. Suite 201, Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

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Harold D. Williams
July 3, 1922 ~ July 11, 2018
Northfield, Ma.Gray

Harold D. Williams 96, of Northfield died Wednesday evening (7-11-2018) at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on July 3, 1922 in Topsham, Vt. the son of Eugene and Margaret (Bixby) Williams. Harold was educated in Northfield Schools. He was drafted in the United States Army in 1942. He was a proud member of the 30th Infantry Division, 105th Combat Engineers "The Old Hickory". He served during WWII and received many military honors including the French Legion of Honor, the highest decoration the French can give to a non-French soldier.

During the War he fought in 5 major battles: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. He was married on November 29, 1947 at St. John's in Millers Falls to the former Viola Sytnik. They celebrated 70 years of marriage last November. After the war Harold worked for the Tenney Farms, and then the Tenney Farms Dairy in Greenfield, then Millers Falls Paper Co. and then at Northfield Mt. Hermon School as a carpenter. He then co-founded the G&H Williams General Carpentry with his son Gregory from where he retired.

He is survived by his wife Viola, and his son: Gregory of Athol, Ma. and his grandchildren: Gregory Williams Jr., Maureen Williams, Kerry Briggs and her husband Ben, and his step grandchildren: Anita Alden and her husband Kevin, and Jenny White and her husband Rick. He is also survived by his great grandchildren: Abby and Eric Briggs, Trevor and Tyler Williams, Tyana and Mya Smith, Slater and Stephanie Alden, and Simon and Seth White. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor of St. Patrick's Church will officiate. Burial with full military honors will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield.

There will be a calling hour on Saturday July 21, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

In Lieu of Flowers the family requests donations in his memory be made to either Northfield VFW Post 9874, 545 Mt. Hermon Station Rd. Northfield, Ma. 01360 or St. Judes Children 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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Holly M. Llewelyn
September 25, 1973 ~ July 9, 2018
Northfield, Ma.Gray

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Holly (Mitchell) Llewelyn, 44, of Northfield, MA, on July 9, 2018. She passed away at home surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with a rare form of lung cancer.

She was born in Gloucester, MA, on September 25, 1973; the daughter of Catherine and Manuel Mitchell.

At the young age of 17, her battle began with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Her sickness prevented her from a typical senior year of high school, causing her to miss playing her favorite sport, basketball. In 1991, she graduated from Frontier Regional School.

Shortly after she was confirmed cancer free, she met her husband Dan. Their love took off immediately, helped by their mutual love of sports; especially basketball. They married May 21, 1994 in Greenfield, MA.  In a few short years, they had built a house together and started their family. Due to her first cancer treatment, Holly was told she would not be able to have children. Fortunately, she was able to have two beautiful and healthy children, Alyssa and Tucker. Together Holly and Dan, passed their love of sports on to their children and basketball became the family sport. Both of her children played constantly and Holly and Dan both coached.

She was the most devoted and loving mother to her children. Her children were the center of her world. She was at every school and sporting event for them. Holly worked many jobs for many years. She worked nights for the first 5 years of her children’s lives to spend as much time with them as possible. Since she worked so hard, she was able to give her family an amazing life. There were many family trips and vacations that were filled with joy, laughter, and love. 

Along with being an amazing wife and mother, Holly was a fantastic Aunt, Sister, and Daughter. She was very active in her nieces and nephews lives. Having them over for sleepovers, dinners, going to sporting events, she did it all. She always helped her siblings and friends when they needed it without hesitation. 
 
After she finished high school, Holly went to Greenfield Community College to earn her associate’s degree in liberal arts in 1993. Immediately after graduating, she started at Travel School of America in Boston the very next day. She earned her travel agent certificate in one summer. After completing the program, she worked at Lyon Travel in Brattleboro, Vermont for 16 years. Inspired by her history battling with cancer, Holly wanted to change careers and work in the medical industry. She got a job at Baystate Franklin in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Holly managed to earn another Bachelor’s degree while working in the hospital, raising two children and working nights at Cooley Dickson Hospital. Holly graduated with a degree in Health Care Administration and Management in 2013 from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. After working at Baystate, Holly finished her career working at Hampshire College.

Holly had to fight for her life again at the young age of 36, battling Breast Cancer. Shortly after recovering from Breast Cancer, Holly was diagnosed with skin cancer. Yet again, she fought and won. 

Holly was a strong, beautiful woman who touched the lives of everyone she met. She loved life and making those around her smile and laugh. Holly could always be found outside soaking up the sun on the deck, outside during her famous couch parties, or on the kids’ trampoline. If she wasn’t there, she was walking miles and miles on Routes 10 & 63. She shared a love of country music with her father and friends. She adored Nashville, and could always be found with a pair of sunglasses. 

Holly’s memory lives on in her husband Dan of 24 years, her children Alyssa and Tucker, her mother, Catherine of Northfield, MA, her sister Wendy Moore, husband Don of Florida and her nephew Dieterich Glasker of Ohio, her sister Stacey Rickheit and her nieces and nephews Shawn, Manny, Delilah, Daisy, and Willow of Lunenburg, MA, her brother Lance Mitchell, wife Kymberli, and his children Rylie and Paige of Northfield, MA, and her close Uncle, Gilbert Mitchell, of Gloucester, MA; her nieces and nephews Matthew and Olivia Llewelyn and Brian and Bree Llewelyn; her in-laws Betsy and Bill Llewelyn, Bill and Wanda Llewelyn, and Fred Llewelyn all of Northfield, MA. Holly was predeceased by her father, Manuel Mitchell, in 2015. 
 
In her memory, donations may be made to Cancer Connection 41 Locust St, Northampton, MA 01060.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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

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Marilyn B. Wiggin
April 8, 1933 ~ July 8, 2018
Northfield, Ma.Gray

Marilyn B. Wiggin 85, of Aldrich St. Northfield died Sunday morning (7-8-2018) at the home of her son. She was born in Greenfield, Ma. on April 8, 1933 the daughter of Charles and Grace (Blodgett) Browning. Marilyn was educated in Northfield schools and was a graduate of Northfield High School. She worked for many years at Northfield Mt. Hermon School first in the Admissions and then with Dining services. She loved going to ocean especially Maine, and Virginia Beach, VA. She also enjoyed spending time in Florida. She loved gardening, flowers, and bird watching.

She is survived by her sons: Steve Wiggin and his wife Julia of Winchester, NH and Robert Wiggin and his wife Wendy of Northfield, MA. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Seth, Taylor, and Jared Wiggin, and her dear friend Judy Harris.

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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Patricia G. Gray
May 9, 1936 ~ July 4, 2018
Bernardston, Ma.

Patricia G. Gray, 82 of Bernardston, died Wednesday (7-4-2018) at her home surrounded by her Grayloving family. She was born in Easthampton, Mass on May 9, 1936 the daughter of Robert and Gladys Harris. She was educated in Greenfield schools and was a graduate of Greenfield High School.

She was married on June 16, 1956 to Philip Gray in Greenfield, Ma. Mr. Gray predeceased her in 2014. She worked for masny years at School House Grocery in Vernon, Vt. from where she retired. She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Greenfield. She loved her family and enjoyed all the time spent with children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed puzzles of all kinds especially crossword and Jigsaw puzzles, and reading, gardening and was well known for her Lasagna, Baked Beans and Mac & Cheese. She was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. She loved her grand dogs.

She is survived by her children: James of Hudson NH., Kevin and his wife Polly of Northfield, MA. Michael and his wife Heidi of Athol, MA. Tammy Forrett and her husband Timothy of Vernon, Vt. and Brenda Bendanna and her companion Alan "Moose" Johnson of Hinsdale, NH. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Dana Macalouso, Timothy Forrett, Mark Villaneueua, John Villaneueua, James Gray, Janelle Vagario, Tracy Warner, Johanne Heuer, and Ethan Heuer.

Funeral services will be Tuesday (7-10-2018) at 11:00 A.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. Rev. David Neil, Pastor of the United Church of Bernardston will officiate.

Burial will follow in West Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield, Ma.

The children of Patricia's would like to sincerely Thank Hospice of Franklin County for their wonderful care and support during her final days.

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, Ma. is in charge of arrangements.

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Fay A. Mesic
February 13, 1940 ~ July 1, 2018
Northfield, Ma.

Fay A. Mesic, 78 of Northfield, Ma. died Sunday (7-1-2018) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Ma .surrounded by her husband of 59 years and loving family. She was born in Colrain, Ma. on February 13, 1940 the daughter of George and Anita (Billiel) Holmes. Fay was educated in Colrain schools and was a graduate of Turners Falls High School.

She was married on February 2, 1959 to Peter Mesic in Turners Falls. She worked at Northfield Mt. Hermon School for many years in the Laundry from where she retired. She loved family gatherings which were followed by card games. She enjoyed the monthly luncheons with her siblings and her trip with daughter Lori. She loved crossword puzzles and gardening. On bad weather days she loved to watch old western movies.

She is survived by her husband Peter and daughters: Lori Gaudette and her husband Allan of Tucson, AZ. Lisa Mesic of Bernardston, Ma. and Linda Newton and her husband William of Northfield, Ma. and especially loved her grandson Adam Mesic. She is also survived by her siblings: George Holmes and his wife Gloria of Gill, MA. Leslie Holmes and his wife Nancy of Turners Falls, MA. Norman Ward Jr. and his wife Sandie of Colrain, Ma. Judith White and her husband Walter of Claremont, NH Jean Green of Stoddard, NH Patricia Perella and her husband John of Monson, MA. Linda Lyons of Turners Falls, MA. and Cheryl Lanoue of Bernardston, MA. Many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her Shelia Mac Dougall, and brother Gary Holmes. She had a special place in her heart for her grand dogs, Henry, Cheyane, and Otis.

At her request there will be no services.

Donations in her memory may be made to The American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA. 01701.

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

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Diane L. Hunter
June 6, 1954 ~ July 1, 2018
Northfield, Ma.





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