George Cairns Brown
February 10, 1922 ~ October 19, 2020
Vernon, Vt.

George Brown, formerly of Waterville ME, died of cardiac arrest on October 19, 2020 at Vernon Hall in the Advent JonesChristian Retirement Community in Vernon VT. He was 98.

Brown was born on February 10, 1922 in Westbrook ME the son of William H. Brown and Elizabeth Cairns Brown. He was predeceased by his first wife, Phyllis Crouse, in 1995 after 53 years of marriage. They had one son, Stephen. George was married a second time in 1998 to Beatrice Jacobs, who predeceased him in 2012. She had two sons, Rodrick and Jeffery Jacobs.

George and Phyllis were married in September of 1942. He then enlisted in the United States Army and shipped out in December to the North African theater where he served in the Signal Corp in French Morocco, eventually taking part in the invasion of Italy. A member of “The Greatest Generation,” he returned home in 1945. Proud of his military service to the nation, George was always ready to share experiences that profoundly shaped his patriotism and love of country. In 2016, he was privileged to join an “Honor Flight” of veterans from Albany NY to Washington DC to visit the nation’s memorials for those who died in the service of the country.

Their son, Stephen, was born in 1946 when they settled in Vassalboro ME after George accepted an offer to work as a lineman with the New England Telephone Company in Waterville. Eventually, he became a telephone installer, then a central office repair man until he accepted a job as central office supervisor in Augusta ME in the employ of AT&T. He retired at the age of 56.

George led his young family to the Blessed Hope Advent Christian Church in Waterville where his faith in Jesus Christ profoundly transformed his understanding of the love of God. As a result, he developed into a church leader and teacher, studying the Bible intently in his spare time. But most importantly, he became a godly husband and father. His mechanical skills were constantly deployed fixing things for his neighbors and friends in the church. He not only believed the teachings of Jesus, he practiced them with eagerness, encouraging good humor with a smile. Of course, he was prone to tell a war story or two in the process.

Throughout his life he was recognized as a Christian gentleman. It was his desire to evince the higher gifts of grace and service to others. And it was those characteristics which drew him and Beatrice together in marriage. Together, they served the residents and staff of Vernon Homes for 14 years, volunteering on multiple levels for the good of that Christian community.

George was proud of his family. He loved his sisters, Arlene Brown Hutto and Marilyn Brown Turner, both of whom predeceased him in recent years. He was eager to follow the development of his nieces and nephews (and their children, too): Beth Plummer, Sandra Lauzon, Stan Newell, Cheryl Avis, Robert Turner, David Turner and Susan Turner.

George’s son married LaVonne Denius of Mendota IL. Their son, Matthew, and his wife, Deborah, have 3 children, Flannery, Charlotte and Walker. Their daughter, Jennifer, and her husband, Jonathan, also have three children, Stephen, Sarah and Samuel and an “adopted” international student, Sydney Xin. George’s delight was to be in the company of his children, their spouses and his grandchildren.

But his greatest delight was in his daughter-in-law, LaVonne, who loved him deeply and saw to it that his every need was met with tenderness and devotion. She was his greatest advocate to the very end of his life.

The Brown/Brittin families wish to thank the leadership and staff of Vernon Homes for their exceptional care and love for George over the past 25 years. It has truly been a “home” sustained by devoted people who reflect the love of God for each resident. In that sense they have become family, too.

Due to the COVID pandemic, it is not possible at this time to announce a memorial and celebration of life service in honor of George C. Brown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in George’s memory may be sent to the Advent Christian Retirement Communities/Vernon Homes (“ACRC”) 61 Greenway Drive, Vernon, VT 05354.

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

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Rev Dr. Gordon Elon Ellis
November 5, 1950 ~ September 13, 2020
Warwick, Mass.

Rev Dr. Gordon Elon Ellis, 69, of Warwick, MA, died on Sunday September 13, 2020, a victim of pancreatic cancer. JonesHe was surrounded by his loving family. Born on November 5, 1950, the son of the late Frederick E. Ellis and the late Helen E. (Oickle) Ellis, he grew up in Orange, Turners Falls and Bernardston, MA, graduating in 1969 from Northfield Mount Hermon School.

At age 16, Gordon met his beloved wife, Diane (Deane) Ellis, and they were married in 1973, following his graduation from Springfield College. Gordon later earned a Masters’ degrees from Yale University Divinity School and a doctorate from Hartford Seminary. He was ordained in 1976 at the United Church of Bernardston as a minister in the progressive Christian denomination, the United Church of Christ, and had a 38-year career serving 4 churches: the First Congregational Church of Wallingford, CT; the Seekonk Congregational Church in Seekonk, MA; the First Congregational Church of Southington, CT, where he was Pastor Emeritus; and the United Church of Christ in Keene, NH. During his career, Gordon was well-known for developing creative worship experiences; revitalizing churches; leading tours to the Holy Lands of Israel, Jordan and Palestine; and leading many mission trips to Mexico, Ecuador and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Most extraordinary was his pastoral care to each member in need. In 1991, Pilgrim Press published his book, New Beginnings. He served on the Board of Directors and Executive Board of the Southington, CT YMCA for many years and was one of the founders of the CT and NH chapters of Every Dollar Feeds Kids, feeding hungry children in Mexico through VAMOS in Mexico; and the Ecuador Foundation Fund, which provides for the needs of Fundacion Sor Dominga Bocca, a foundation for girls victimized by sexual and physical abuse, homelessness, and poverty in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Since retiring in 2014, Gordon served as the Choir Director at the Trinitarian Congregational Church of Warwick, MA. He also created and produced two solo CDs, “That There May Be Love” and “Eyes of Wonder,” by Gordon E. Ellis. Additionally, together with his brother Mark, he created two CDs by The Ellis Brothers: “Legacy,” and a CD of entirely original music composed by the brothers: “Love Heals.” A third CD is process but has been delayed by Gordon’s illness. He also enjoyed time with family and friends, traveling with Diane and their friends, writing song lyrics and poetry, playing guitar, concerts, listening to all kinds of music, bicycling, hiking and swimming.

Besides his wife, Diane, Gordon leaves 2 children, Ryan Ellis and his wife, Cindy, of Miami, FL, and Lyndsey Ellis and her husband, Christian Donaldson, of Arlington, VA. He also leaves a beloved granddaughter, Leilani Ellis, of Miami, FL; a brother, Mark Ellis, and his wife, Anne, of Athol, MA; a father-in-law, Russell Deane, of Bernardston, MA; and a sister-in-law, Sherry York, and her husband, Jim, of Ashford, CT; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Due to the dangers caused by the pandemic, A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Gordon Sunday, September 27 at 1:00pm on YouTube. Calling hours with the Ellis Family will immediately follow the service on Zoom. Updates will be posted on Gordon’s Facebook page and the service can be searched on google that morning.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gordon’s memory may be made to:

The Ecuador Foundation Fund in memory of Gordon Ellis may be sent to:

First Congregational Church of Southington
37 Main Street
Southington, CT 06489
(Payable to "FCC", and in memo line "EFF/Gordon Ellis" )

Online donations can be made at:  https://www.fccsouthington.org/give  >Donate >(Optional) >Ecuador Foundation Fund

OR

VAMOS! 
Checks can be written to VAMOS! and mailed to:
VAMOS!
PO BOX 212
Weston, VT  05161   
In the memo line please put: In honor of Gordon E Ellis

Online donations can be made at:  http://vamosinmexico.org/donate/  Please make a note saying the donation is in honor of Gordon Ellis. 



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

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Nikita M. Williams-Sheridan
March 6, 198 ~ August 22, 2020
Greenfield, Mass.

Nikita M. Williams-Sheridan age 33 went to rest on August 22, 2020. She was born March 6, 1987 in Greenfield Ma. She was the daughter of Tammy M. Newell of Greenfield and Thomas Sheridan of Turners Falls.

She was predeceased by both her Grandparents on her mother’s side and by her Grandfather on her father’s side. She was also predeceased by the Grandfather who helped raise her, Stephen Kozma. Nikita leaves behind her boyfriend Dennis Semidey of Greenfield. Nikita leaves behind her Grandmother on her father’s side Lorraine Geddis of Tuners Falls.

She leaves behind a brother Geoffrey Boucher, his fiancé Sam, and their son Julian of Worcester. She leaves behind two sisters, Heaven and her family, and Leslie Kozma and her husband Thomas of Northfield. Nikita also leaves behind a Grandmother who helped raise her Marita Kozma of Gill, and a Step Father David Kozma of Gill. Nikita leaves behind many aunts, uncles, and several cousins. Nikita loved to draw and to color. She loved collecting Hello Kitty. The most important thing to her were her family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Greenfield Town Commons, at a later time. Services will be private at West Northfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted to Kidder Funeral Home in Northfield Ma, to help with arrangements.

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

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Mary E (Strange) White
November 30, 1926 ~ August 21, 2020
Stewartstown, N.H.

Mary E (Strange) White passed away on Friday August 21, 2020 at Upper Valley Medical Center in Colebrook NH.

She was born on November 30, 1926 in Northfield Ma. to Gladys and Robert Strange.

She married Leonard White on 3-31-1945.

She worked for over 20 years at the Grist Mill Restaurant in Amherst Ma. She also worked at Buckley Nursing Home for several years in the laundry dept.

She was active in the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary unit 172, the Salvation Army, and the Community Food pantry at Greenfield Garden.

She is survived by 9 children Robert of NH, Walter of MA, Susan White of Ma, Ramond White of MA, Jeanette Donaho of Fl, Laura Donald of MA, John White of Ky, Fred White of IN, Lena Madigan of MA., several Grand children, several Great Grand children, many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, her 9 siblings, her son Leonard Jr, her husband Leonard Sr, and her life partner Nathaniel Tate.

Services will be Saturday ( 8-29-20) at 10:00 A.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, Mass with burial to follow in West Northfield Cemetery. There will be a calling hour on Saturday ( 8-29-20) from 9:00 A.M. till service time at the funeral home.

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

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Judith A. Marston
February 3, 1946 ~ July 18, 2020
Vernon, Vt.

Judith A. Marston, 74 of Vernon, Vt. died Saturday (7-18-2020) at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Greenfield, Ma. on February 3, 1946, the daughter of Charles and Sybil (Kemp) Stafford. Judi attended Pioneer Valley Regional School and was a graduate of Brattleboro (Vt) Union High School. 

She was married to Anthony Amato Sr. in 1964, She worked early in life while the children were in school, at home as a daycare provider. She then worked at the Vernon Elementary school in the kitchen, and then at the Franklin Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente in Greenfield, Ma. where she retired from.
 
On July 7, 1986 she married Eldred Marston. She and Eldred loved camping at Beebe Advent Christian Campground in Beebe, Quebec, which Eldred had operated in the 1970’s. They also enjoyed quilting and gardening together. 
Mr. Marston predeceased her in 2004. Later in life she worked at the Erving and Vernon Elementary Schools as a paraprofessional and also at the Vernon Advent Christian Nursing Home in Vernon, Vt.  Her family, especially her grandsons were the pride and joy of her life. She loved cooking and working in her vegetable and flower gardens.
 
She is survived by her two sons: Anthony Amato Jr. and his wife Kelly of Northfield, Ma., Todd Amato and his wife Pam of Vernon, Vt. and her two grandsons Jacob of Northfield, Ma. and Alex of Vernon Vt.  She is also survived by her sister Eunice Stanley and Her husband Francis of Greenfield, Ma., and many nieces, nephews, cousins and her church family.
  
She was predeceased by her parents, and brother Gary Stafford.
 
Due to coronavirus funeral services at the Advent Christian Church, Vernon, Vt. will be private with burial in West Branch Cemetery, Colrain, Ma.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in Judi’s name may be made to the Vernon Advent Christian Church, 4554 Fort Bridgman Rd.  Vernon, Vt. 05354

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

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Sandra Marie Streeter
Bernardston, Ma.

With a heavy heart we announce the passing of Sandra Marie Streeter. A loving and devoted Wife, Mother, and friend. She passed away peacefully at home with so many wonderful people by her side. Sandy was born in Greenfield MA to the late Lawrence and Edna (Lakso) Quinlan.

Sandra was raised in Northfield and later moved to Bernardston. She graduated form Pioneer Valley Regional School and Greenfield Community College with an Associates degree in Fine Art. Most everyone knew her as Sandy or Nana. She was an amazing artist, activist, antique shop owner, and lover of projects. She loved to sew, knit, paint, pot, garden, thrift, beautify, and create. We all have treasures hand made by Nana. Her love of horses, dogs, cats and all creatures big and small started as a farm girl in Northfield.

She loved a great cup of tea, sweets, and Finnish bread! Sandy was a huge supporter of the arts and music in Franklin County, including her Grandson’s group Wikigood. She had great fun watching her daughter skate and was grateful for tremendous help from her son with electronics and computers! She loved listening to her Niece Madison sing like an angel and to all who gathered to play instruments at her home.

Those who knew Sandy well will remember her sweet smile and genuine soul. Her kind demeanor touched so many lives along the way. She is survived by her loving Husband David Streeter of Bernardston, their beloved children; Keith Streeter and his partner Lauren, of Greenfield, Kristina Streeter and her Husband Brandon Staiger of Bernardston, Grandson Streeter Elliott of Bernardston, and Niece Madison Johnson of Fairfax VT.

In addition Sandy is survived by siblings Ronald Quinlan and his wife Marie of Ringe NH, Kevin Quinlan and his wife Karen of Titusville FL. She was predeceased by Sister Laurie Quinlan. She is also survived by Inlaws, Linda Baker and her Husband Doug of Conway, Leland Streeter of Greenfield, George Streeter and His wife Mary Ellen of The Villages in FL.

She is also survived by many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and many special people who have touched her heart… There will be private services at the convenience of the family. Sandy will be truly missed! In lieu of flowers please donate to your local food banks, the Survival Center, or animal shelter.

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

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Robert E. Mathieu
March 22, 1939 ~ July 9, 2020
Pelham, Ma.

Robert E. Mathieu (81) passed away, with both daughters by his side, on July 9, 2020 from heart complications that Joneswere irreparable. He would remind us; it is never goodbye but “later”. Robert was born in Westfield, Mass on March 22, 1939. He was raised Catholic by his grandmother Rosalie Mathieu after his mother passed at a very young age. He resided in Southbridge, Mass. where he attended and graduated Notre Dame High School in 1958. After high school he enlisted in the Army from 1958-1964 serving in the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. A full military ceremony will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 9874.

Robert’s early life encompassed long hard hours working the potato fields in Hatfield, MA where he would meet Marlene Fredrick Mathieu. Throughout his years, he would enjoy sowing the earth to grow and harvest vegetable gardens when he had a chance. Most of his career and life, 30 plus years, was devoted as an independent owner-operator, cross country, truck driver. His career commenced with R.K. Mooney Moving & Storage (Hartford Dispatch), later a lateral change was made to Rod Sitterly (Deerfield, MA) both Allied Van Lines. He was employed with Aaron Moving & Storage, Wheaton Van Lines; owned and operated by Mieke Rossi in Whately, MA, and finally North American Van Lines. Anyone who knew Robert knows his motto “10-4, catch you on the git back; when I git back.”

He would leave the trucking business to be employed part-time for the Town of Pelham, Highway Department until retirement. Through his employment he was introduced to Dorothy “Dot” Ewell of Daniel Shays Highway in Pelham. Together they became great companions for one another for fifteen plus years. Two hearts that beat keeping one another going. As they aged, they were forced to separate. Robert landed at Christopher Heights, Belchertown for a short period. His final residency was Buckley Manor, Greenfield, MA.

Robert was always one to live on the edge. His hobbies included flat track motorcycle racing in his early years but his biggest love was the freedom of flying. He was an avid enthusiast of Pietenpol planes; along with ultra-lights which nearly killed him, and traveling the country which would take him away from his family.

Robert married Marlene in 1961, who survives. They later divorced after twenty plus years. Robert is survived by his children Glenn Mathieu and spouse Jean of Northfield, MA; Karen Mathieu-Astley and spouse Phil of Newfane, VT, Donald Mathieu of Brooksville, FL, Richard Mathieu and spouse Robin, of Ashuelot, NH, Linda Mathieu and spouse Luke Phillips, of Winchester, NH. Twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; Dorothy Ewell, Priscilla Mitchell (cousin), Brimfield, MA, Glenn (Hank) Mathieu (cousin), Greenfield, MA and countless friends that he made over the years.

He is predeceased by his son Christopher Mathieu who was waiting for him at the gates of eternal life; Clarice Mathieu (mother), Rosalie & Marcel Mathieu (grandparents), Alfred “Fred” Mathieu, Rudolph Mathieu, Donald Mathieu, Mary Mathieu, and many friends predeceased before him. May they all reunite and watch over us.

The family will have a private service to be held at Kidder Funeral Home in Northfield, MA on July 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm. Pastor Michael McCosker of North Hinsdale Community Church will officiate. Burial will be private in the family lot at St. George Cemetery, Southbridge, MA at a later time to be determined by the family. Services are by invitation of the family only because of COVID-19 guidelines.



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John Sciandra
May 25, 2020
Bernardston, Ma.

On Memorial Day, May 25 th, 2020 SSGT (AF Ret.) John Sciandra, loving husband and father of five children, passed away at the age of 84. The son of Sicilian immigranrts, John grew up in Pittston, PA.

At the age of 16 he joined the Marines at Camp Lejune and was subsequently transferred to the Air Force. He served in South East Asia, Okinawa and Germany where he met his wife Ursula. John started out as an expert mechanic, having an Air Force patent for governing speed on vehicles, to hair stylist, and salon owner, to millwright for Lunt Silversmith.

He was very active in the Greenfield Moose Lodge, the Montague Elks, the Greenfield American Legion and the Bernardston Vets Club of which he was variously supreme leader and administrator for those clubs. After his wife's passing John moved to Florida and was living in Pompano Beach when he died. He loved all his friends the world over and will be missed by all.

There will be a graveside service for John on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Center Cemetery, Bernardston, Ma. with full military honors.

A reception will follow at the home of his daughter, at 759 Millers Falls Rd. Northfield, Ma. following the service. Social Distancing and masks will be required.

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

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Dorena G. Johnson
October 15, 1930 ~ June 16, 2020
Winchester, NH.

Dorena G. Johnson a longtime resident of Northfield died June 16, 2020 at Applewood Rehabilitation Center in Winchester, NH. She passed peacefully after a period of declining health.

She was born in Jacksonville, VT October 15, 1930 the daughter of Edith (Bennett) and Willie A. Gilbert. She grew up in Charlemont and Greenfield, MA and graduated from Greenfield High School. On June 7, 1952 she married Charles H. Johnson in Greenfield. Their first of many trips was their honeymoon trip of three weeks to Yellowstone National Park. Ther were married for 63 years and enjoyed many camping trips throughout the United States and Canada, visiting all but a handful of the fifty states including two trips to Alaska and all the provinces of Canada, with the exception of the Northwest Territory. Charles passed away in 2015. Dorena was devoted to her family - her family always came first. She enjoyed cooking and especially enjoyed preparing for family gatherings. She worked for many years as a bookeeper for a number of small businesses in the Greenfield area.

Survivors include her children: Charles and his wife Lyn of Warwick, MA. Carol and her husband Bernie Glabach of Winchester, NH and Douglas and his wife Lori of Erving. She also leaves five grandchildren Joshua Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Bradely Johnson, Angela Glabach Vu and LIndsy Glabach Royce, seven great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of LIfe will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank all of the staff at Applewood as well as all of her caregivers over the last several years for their care and compassion. Donations in her memory may be made to Lifepath, 101 Munson St. Suite 201, Greenfield, MA 01301, htpp./lifepathma.org. or Applewood Activity Fund,
Applewood Rehabilitation Center, 8 Snow Rd. Winchester, NH. 03470, or an organization of your choice that works to improve the quality of life for seniors citizens.

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

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Theodore R. Miller Jr.
March 25, 1938 ~ June 4, 2020
Ashuelot, NH

Theodore R. Miller Jr. passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at his home inJones
Ashuelot, NH surrounded by his family.

Ted was born on March 25, 1938 in Montaque, MA to the late Theodore R. Miller Sr.
and Thelma (French) Miller of Northfield, MA. He was the oldest of 8 children.
Through the years, Ted worked at Paper Service in Ashuelot NH, was a truck driver for
BDR Transportation in Brattleboro VT, was a member of the Carpenter’s Union, and
worked for Roger Miller Construction in Hinsdale NH. He was a former employee of
The State of NH Highway Department, upon retiring in 2002 to care for his daughter Jill
and work part-time at Evergreen Cemetery in Winchester NH.

Ted loved riding his trike with his wife and then later with his daughter, Jill. He also
enjoyed listening to older country music, watching Nascar, spending time with family at
the many gatherings, and watching the Boston Red Sox. He could often be found
having coffee at his kitchen table or on the porch with anyone who stopped to visit. He
was best known for the many stories he loved to tell.

On September 29, 1958, Ted married Frances Wasileski. They made their home in
Ashuelot and had 4 children. He is survived by his children, Thomas Miller and wife
Terri of Hinsdale NH, Mark Miller and his girlfriend Heidi Parent of Brattleboro VT, Jill
Miller of Ashuelot NH, and Karen Harris and her husband Dan of Bellows Falls VT.
Ted is also survived by his siblings; Roger Miller and wife Shirley of Ozark, AL, John
Miller and wife Barbara of Hinsdale, NH, Norman Miller and his wife Paula of
Northfield, MA, Diane Nadeau and her husband Dennis of Hinsdale NH and Julie
Seymour and her husband Dan of Hinsdale NH. He leaves behind 6 grandchildren, 4
great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Along with his wife and his parents, Ted is also predeceased by his sisters Francis
Miller Benoit and Georgianna Dingman, along with his nephew Kevin Benoit.

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

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Reverend Philip Noe Nelson
December 14, 1920 ~ May 30, 2020
Vernon, Vt.

The Reverend Philip Noe Nelson passed away peacefully in Vernon, VT, on May 30, 2020, of complications from lung cancer.

Phil was born in Woodbridge, NJ, on December 14, 1920, the third son and child of the late Frederick A. and Henrietta Noe Nelson.  He was predeceased by two brothers, Frederick N. Nelson and Louis N. Nelson. He graduated from Woodbridge schools and from Tusculum College (now Tusculum University) in Greeneville, TN.  He served in the US Navy as a Lieutenant, j.g. He was stationed in the Pacific Theater in WWII, where he served as a wave guide, leading Marines in landing craft to the appointed beaches, and he survived 5 invasions.  He went on to receive his M.A. degree from Columbia University.

He married Florence Mundy of Metuchen, NJ, in 1947, and enjoyed 55 years of marriage with his beloved Florence, who predeceased him in 2003.
  
After a career in Personnel Administration (Human Resources) with DuPont, International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT), and Babcock & Wilcox, he left the business world to enter the Christian ministry.  He graduated from Andover-Newton Theological Seminary in 1968, and was ordained in the United Church of Christ (UCC).  He served UCC churches in Amesbury and Northfield, MA, and, after his retirement from full-time ministry, he served as interim minister to churches in VT and NH. He also was a frequent guest preacher at many local churches.

He is survived by his three children and their spouses: Doris (Nelson) and Herbert (Bart) Noyes of Kingston, NH; Janet (Nelson) and Mark Stephens of Ambler, PA; and Phil and Marilyn Nelson of Vestal, NY; as well as 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; one nephew, Frederick R. Nelson of Washington, D. C.; and several cousins.

Phil loved to read and was fascinated by local, world, and family history. He was an enthusiastic gardener and an avid stamp and coin collector.  He was a longtime Mason and a member of the Ionic Lodge #31 in Newport, DE. He has lived for the past 23 years at Vernon Homes in Vernon, VT, where he made many friends.  He has been active in the community as a member of the Vernon Historical Society, the Vernon Seniors, and the First Congregational Church (UCC) of West Brattleboro.  He volunteered for many years in the Town Clerk’s office of Vernon, and he also volunteered at the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, the Vernon Public Library, and in his retirement community. He worked every Election Day in Vernon until he was 98, and at age 99 he was still signing up his fellow residents for absentee ballots for the 2020 Vermont primary election.

Arrangements are through the Kidder Funeral Home of Northfield, MA. A celebration of Phil’s life will be held at a later time, to be determined, at the First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro.

The family wish to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at Vernon Hall, who cared for Phil so lovingly.
Memorial donations in Phil’s name may be made to Vernon Homes, 61 Greenway Drive, Vernon, VT, 05354; or to the First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro, 880 Western Avenue, PO Box 2389, Brattleboro, VT, 05303.

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

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Albert Gene LaValley
November 14, 1934 ~ May 29, 2020
Bernardston, Mass. Jones

Albert Gene LaValley, 85 of Huckle Hill Road Bernardston, Ma. passed away at home on May 29th 2020 following a lengthy illness. A lifelong resident of Bernarsdston, he was born on November 14th 1934 to Gladys (Ryther) and Albert Napoleon LaValley. Graduating from Powers Institute in 1952 he enrolled in the agricultural program at the University of Massachusetts. From there he was recruited by the Air Force in 1953 where he served as First Lieutenant, flying as a navigator. Stationed at Westover Air Base he met his lifelong love, Donna Mae Greenier. They were married in the chapel at McGuire Air Force Base on September 20, 1957. Both were honorably discharged in 1957 and returned to Bernardston to raise their family. Albert was a very hard worker who owned and operated several small businesses throughout his lifetime including EBA Lumber. He also worked in the insurance industry for State Farm, as a tax preparer for H&R Block and a sawyer at Cersosimo Lumber. He enjoyed working with animals and along with his other jobs ran a small farm for most of his life, passing that appreciation for animals along to his children and grandchildren.

Serving the Town of Bernardston was important to him, and beginning in 1973 through the present, he held a variety of elected and voluntary positions, including sitting on the board of health, the board of appeals, several terms as selectman and as an assessor. Albert enjoyed activities with his family and spending time together. With a young family that meant Frisbee, croquet, kickball, bowling and sledding in the winter. In later years it became card games and he especially enjoyed beating his family at cribbage. He and Donna liked to travel and to spent the winter months off of the coast of Georgia on both St. Simon and Jekyll Islands.

He is survived by his wife Donna and his children: Michelle Rogers of Topsham, Maine, Albert LaValley of Auburn Maine, Michael LaValley of Arlington, Massachusetts, and Faye De Boer of Guilford, Vermont. Also his grandchildren: Mallori, Alex, and Michael (Clark); Albert, Claire, Madeline, Elizabeth and Amber (LaValley); Tess and Aidan (LaValley), and Stephanie and Wade (Hastings), Great grandchildren: Kyla and Lilyana (Ramos) as well as his sister Jeanette (LaValley) of Beckett, Massachusetts and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandson Samuel (LaValley).

A celebration of his will be held at a later date to be announced.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital, 516 Carew St. Springfield, Ma. 01104.

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Alice Mary (Legere) Whitney Daniel
April 25, 1923 ~ May 26, 2020
Erving, Mass.

Alice Mary (Legere) Whitney Daniel, died on the morning of May 26, 2020, while listening to Bible Scriptures being read to her by her favorite nurse's aid, Sammy, at Buckley Healthcare Center in Greenfield, Ma.

Alice, 97, was born on April 25, 1923, the daughter of Madeline and Julian Legere of Turners Falls, Ma. Alice was an outstanding individual, ( A member of "America's Greatest Generation") She followed her first husband Lawrence D. Whitney of Northfield, Ma. up and down the East Coast when he was in the US Army during WWII.

She was a very athletic woman, played sports until she was in her forties. She was talented in most every sport but excelled in Basketball. She played semipro ball on several town teams in Western Mass into to her upper thirties. Starting at the age of ten, she developed her work ethic and financial skills. As a child in downtown Turners Falls she worked for two prominent families. She would run errands, mow the lawn, and help with any house work. For her services she was paid 50 cents a week. The first thing she started spending her pay on was to go twice a month to Dr. Sullivan DDS, for the cost of 50 cents a visit, a habit she would have all her life.

When she passed on the 26th of May she still most of her teeth. Alice was very mechanical and loved running machinery. Over a span of about 40 years she worked in manufacturing from Mass. to Florida. During this period the Whitney family bought a dairy farm in Northfield, Ma. and it was Alice who put the 20% down payment down. In 1969 Alice decided to move to Florida. She bought a piece of land in St. Petersburg and built a new house on it. She lived there for almost 40 years with her husband Edmund A. Daniel. At the age of 79 she decided she no longer wanted to live by herself, she came to live her son Jack Whitney and his wife Bernadette in Erving, Ma. She lived with Jack and Bernadette for 13 years, and has resided at Buckley Healthcare since 2016.

She leaves her son Jack, eleven grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and her brother.

There will be no services or calling hours at this time.

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

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Marjorie C. Buschner
June 1, 1931 ~ May 7, 2020
Holyoke, Mass. Jones

Marjorie C. Buschner, born at home in Brunswick, Maine on June 1, 1931, to the late Leroy D. and Muriel (Garvin) Cross, died on May 7, 2020, at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield, MA.

Marge was predeceased in August 2018 by her very much loved and cherished husband of 66 years, Carl W. Buschner. She was also predeceased by her brothers: Kenneth, Robert, and Donald Cross and her siblings-in-law: Jeannette Cross, Paul (Winnie) Buschner, Fred (Sue) Buschner, and Elsa (Buschner) and Robert Carpenter. 

She is survived by her children Barbara A. Buschner (former husband Rob 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 sisters-in-law Janis (Kenneth) Cross and Ruth (Donald) Cross, many nephews, nieces, and their families.

Marjorie graduated from Brunswick High School and attended the University of Maine at Orono as an English major. She was very proud of her academic prowess and of her varied and convincing roles on stage in both high school and college drama productions. Her favorite roles were Meg in Little Women, Miranda in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and once, an evil nurse so convincing that her own mother was mortified! 

As her health declined, Marge found comfort, resolve and reasons to smile in reflecting on the sweetness, joys, challenges and accomplishments of her family life, her community engagement, and her spiritual journey. From the board of a parent-cooperative nursery school at Cornell University in the mid-1950s, a Faculty Wives support system in Oneonta, NY into the 1960s, countless church committees, cooking for Kate’s Kitchen, and Chair of the Board of Loomis Home and Village Communities in Holyoke, Marge quietly and generously volunteered her time and talent. Always a kinkeeper, Marge held her family and friends close through handwritten correspondence, sharing precise recollections of events and conversations, recipes upon request, as well as sending along packets of newspaper clippings and snippets from magazines carefully tailored to the interests and/or edification of her loved ones. 

Marge will be interred at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Agawam in the columbarium near her husband and there will be a gathering to celebrate her life at some time in the future.

If you wish to honor Marge’s memory please consider exercising your right to vote, contributing to an organization that supports your values, reading aloud to someone you love, cooking something delicious from scratch, or writing a letter to someone special.

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

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Martha Elizabeth Payne Greene
June 29, 1932 ~ May 18, 2020
Bernardston, Mass. Jones

Martha Elizabeth Payne Greene passed away at home on May 18, 2020. She was born in Bronxville, NY on June 29, 1932, the second daughter of Lillian Spinney and Harold Judd Payne.

As a girl, she spent summers at Camp Birchmere in New Hampshire, and later attended Northfield School for Girls. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College and received a Masters Degree from Cambridge College. In 1952 she married Samuel Greene and together they raised five daughters, Meg Greene (Dana Bourgeois), Georgia Ann Greene, Julie Greene (Kevin Kearns), Sarah Lane Greene (Judith Jordan) and Lydia Stanton Greene (Nate Ells). After years spent in Gill, MA and Pittsburg, PA, she settled in Greenfield, MA, serving as the Director of Volunteers successively at Franklin County Hospital, Hospice of Franklin County and the Greenfield Public Library.

She especially loved the hills and culture of Western Massachusetts, music, gardening, reading, prayer and Christmas. She was a wonderful friend to many people in her family and in the community. She is survived by her daughters and five grandchildren, Benjamin and Samuel Bourgeois, Nicholas and Steven Kearns, and Grace Bird. We will miss you but know that we can find you in each other, the flowers and the hills.

The date of a memorial service is yet to be decided. Please contact Georgia Greene, 125 West Hoover Avenue #8C, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 for further information. 

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

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Louisa Trumbull Field (Lula)
June 29, 1932 ~ May 13, 2020
Orange, Mass. Jones

Louisa Trumbull Field (Lula), 63, of Orange, Massachusetts, died on May 13, in Northfield, MA, with her sister Patter Field and brother in law Ted Thornton in attendance, after a long fight with breast cancer.

The daughter of Samuel Field, III, and Suzanne Underwood Field, Lula grew up in Pittsfield and attended Abbott Academy, Hampshire College, and World College West, where she studied biology, restoration ecology, and environmental sciences. She worked in the fields of childcare and restoration ecology, first in Marin and Sonoma Counties, California, and then in Western Massachusetts.

Lula was a gifted naturalist and an expert on insect identification, most recently concentrating on moths. Her nature photographs are stunningly beautiful. According to a local naturalist, Lula identified over 800 species of moths at her former home in Royalston. She was also interested in and knowledgeable about other animals, plants and birds. As a well-known member of the mid-Massachusetts naturalist community, she frequently shared her knowledge as a resource for others, and participated in and led many workshops and field trips. She especially enjoyed educating and interacting with children. She read broadly and liked to debate on wide-ranging topics. Lula loved to kayak, and for years paddled remote New England and Adirondack waterways. She lived as sustainably as possible, growing bountiful gardens and preserving food, and shared her home with a series of quirky cats. Lula moved back East from California to help her mother after her father died. She was a beloved family member, contributing delicious dishes, pitching in in the kitchen, playing inventive games with the kids, and singing at family gatherings.

Lula is survived by her sisters, Patter Field and husband Ted Thornton of Northfield, MA, Kate Field of Corvallis, OR, and Margaret Field and husband James Sharp of Occidental, CA.; cousin Sally Underwood-Miller and husband Gary Miller of Stockbridge, MA; nieces Kate Wilson and husband Andrew Wertz of Seymour, CT, Anne Wilson of Amherst, MA, Leila Giovannoni and husband Wesley Snyder of Corvallis, OR, nephew Michael Giovannoni of Portland, OR; and grand-nephews and cousins.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kidder Funeral Home in Northfield. The family is planning a private memorial service in the Adirondacks when restrictions are lifted. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Athol Bird and Nature Club or the Millers River Environmental Center.

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Sheila M. Sperry
April 30th 2020
Bernardston, Mass.

Sheila M. Sperry 76 of Bernardston, Ma. died Thursday (4-30-2020) at home surrounded by her family.  There are no services planned. 

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

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Joshua Hastings
November 28, 1983 ~ April 19th 2020
Northhampton, Mass.

JonesOn Sunday, April 19th 2020, Joshua Hastings, son of Kim Wickline and David Hastings, passed away at the age of 36. He is survived by his mother Kim and her partner Rob, his father David and his fiancé Denise, his brother Justin and his sister Jaimee and his maternal grandparents, Barbara and Robert Rivet and his paternal grandparents, Lee Ann Baronas and her partner Richard Delisle and Ernest and Judy Hastings.
 
Josh was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on November 28, 1983. He loved his nephews Carson, Vincent, JJ, and Riddick more than anything and would find a way to tell anyone he could how proud he was of his brother and sister. Josh had passion for watching and talking sports, especially his beloved North Carolina Tar Heels. Josh was known for his quick wit and his compassionate spirit.

A private grave side service in Riverside Cemetery, Gill, Ma. Will be held at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be sent to Clinical & Support Options on 8 Atwood Drive, Suite 301, Northampton, MA 01060 in memory of Josh. 

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

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Janet A Ross
May 5, 1955 ~ April 16, 2020
Northfield, Mass.

JonesJanet A Ross, 64 of Northfield MA, passed away peacefully at 1:33 PM on April 16, 2020 with her family by her side. She was born May 5, 1955 in Woonsocket RI to Albert and Lillian Grenier of 11 Katherine Road. She married her longtime friend and love of 45 years Denis J Ross in 1974. She was a loving mother to Brian Ross, Melanie Conway and Julie Johancen. She loved her role as "grandma". Her prized possessions grandchildren Adrianne, Spencer, Lily, Keegan, Kelsey, Jocelyn, Jared, and Joel always brought her great joy. She was a new Great grandma to Alijiah. Dear Sister to Connie Lepine, Raymond Grenier, Lorraine Gramolini and William Grenier.

Janet graduated in 1973 from St. Clare High School in Woonsocket RI.. She began a career in the printing industry at Grenier Printers. She later opened Typeface and Ross and Company Printing with her husband in Chepachet , RI were they established longtime residency.

Janet had a vivacious personality, great sense of humor, a contagious laugh, and the warmest heart you will even know She will be greatly missed by all who new her. A celebration of life will be held this summer.

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

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Judith Ann (Webster) Radebaugh
August 15, 1935 ~ March 27, 2020
Northfield, Mass.

Judith Ann (Webster) Radebaugh, 84, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2020 at The Beacon of Gulf Breeze, Gulf JonesBreeze, FL with her daughter, Karla, at her side. Judy was born in Montague, MA on August 15, 1935, to the late Russell G. and Florence E. (Roe) Webster. She was a 1953 graduate of Turners Falls High School and attended Greenfield Community College where she studied geology and photography. She worked for Dr. James Bolton and held many positions throughout her adult life including YMCA board of directors, Trinitarian Congregational Church Flower Committee and Funeral Reception Committee. In addition, she served as chairman of the TRIAD/SALT Council for Northfield Police Dept. and was a member of the board of directors of Northfield for the Bernardston/Northfield Cable TV. Judy was also manager, camera operator, and producer for Northfield Cable and TV advisory board. She served on the Franklin County Bikeway committee and Northfield Elementary School Council. She loved traveling, gardening, photography, scuba diving, fishing, boating, geography, and cooking – especially for church suppers.

In October 2018, Judy moved from her hometown of Northfield, MA to The Beacon - Assisted Living Facility in Gulf Breeze, FL to be near her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. While at The Beacon, Judy was a very active resident who made many friends and enjoyed socializing and participating in all activities.

Judy is survived by her son Eric Smith of Pensacola, FL, daughter Karla Smith Tindell and husband Steve of Navarre, FL. Other survivors are her twin sister Joan and husband Kenneth Clark of CA, brother Russell Webster of ME, brother Jeffrey and wife Susan of AZ, stepdaughter Nancy Caldwell of CA, stepson David B. and wife Dianne Radebaugh of MA, grandchildren Alex Young, Emily Young, Courtney Argeris and husband John, and greatgrandchildren Phoebe and Achilles all of Pensacola, FL.

Judy is preceded in death by her husband David P. Radebaugh, son Scott W. Smith, sister Audrey Bozzo, sister-in-law Joan Wallace Webster, and stepson Paul A. Radebaugh.

A memorial service will be held at a time and date to be announced.

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

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Buddy Roger Dorman
June 26, 1951 ~ March 27, 2020
Montague, Mass.

Buddy Roger Dorman, 68 of Montague and formely of Perris, CA. passed away unexpectedly Friday morning (3-27-2020) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Ma. after a brief illness. He was born on June 26, 1951, in Los Angeles, CA the son of Virgil and Edith (Tucker) Dorman. He was fostered from birth by Alice Madsen, who adopted him. He grew up in Norwalk, Petaluma, and Escondido, CA, graduating from Escondido High School. He worked various fields, including building maintenance, pest control and parts driver for NAPA. He retired from Irvine Unified School District in 1998. He was motorcycle and car enthusiast. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle gardening, traveling and playing with his "girls" Abigal and Louise which were Labrador mixes. He was married to Susan Klaus on November 6, 1977 in Deerfield, MA.

He is survived by his wife, sisters: Marcella Madsen Wilson of San Diego, CA. Mary Margaret Dorman Dolar and Edna Cecilann Dorman and brother, Malcolm Madsen all of Hemet, CA. Sister-in-law Marcia Klaus of Holyoke, MA. and brother-in-laws William Klaus Jr. of Montague, MA. and Joseph Klaus and wife Karen of Oakland, ME. numerous neices and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his adoptive mother, sisters: Ellen Madsen Dexter and husband Dave, and Nellie Sue Dorman, and brothers: Neil Madsen and wives Jean and Cletus, Darrald Madsen and wife Grace, Donald Lee Dorman, Sythe Droman and Virgil Dorman, and brother-in-law Wayne Wilson and sister-in-law Susan Klaus.

Buddy's wish was to be cremated and have his ashes spread on Big Bear Mountain in California. Due to current restrictions, there will be no funeral service or calling hours.

Donations in his memory may be made to 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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Evelyn J. Dresser
January 17, 1938 ~ March 26, 2020
Northfield, Mass.

Evelyn J. Dresser, 82, of Northfield died Thursday morning (3-26-2020) at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Montague, Ma. on January 17, 1938 the daughter of Earl and Rosie (Hescock) Joslin. Evelyn grew up in Warwick, Ma. and was a graduate of New Salem Academy, New Salem, Ma. She was married to the love of her life Lee Dresser on April 28, 1956 at Metcalf Chapel in Warwick. She worked several years at the Northfield Mt. Hermon School in Revell Hall. She was an avid country music fan and was a member of the Sammy Kershaw, and Gene Watson fan clubs. In later years she and Lee did extensive traveling to Hawaii, Nashville, TN, Aruba, and Maine. She enjoyed sewing.

She is survived by her husband Lee of 63 years, and her son Douglas, and daughter JoEllen Toney and her husband Wesley of Quinton, Va. and her granddaughter, Stephanie Favreau and her husband Zachary of Orange, Ma. and great grandchildren, Zeighden, and Greysen Favreau. She is also survived by her brother, Roger Joslin and his wife Ruth of Warwick, Ma. and her sister, Gloria Kahle and her husband Leonard of Plano, Tx.

Due to the corona virus funeral services will be private with burial in Warwick Center, Cemetery, Warwick, Ma.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at a time to be announced.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St. Northfifeld, Ma. 01360.

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

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Margaret H. Nichols
April 18, 1924 ~ March 26, 2020
Brattleboro, Vermont

Margaret H. Nichols (1924-2020) At 2:45 a.m. on March 26, 2020 Margaret Hemphill Nichols, of Brattleboro, Vermont fell into the arms of her Heavenly Father after several years of declining health. She left us just a few weeks shy of her 96th birthday. 

Margaret was born to Jay Bryan and Charlotte Helen Hemphill on April 18, 1924 at their home in South Carolina. She graduated from Granite Falls High School in 1941. She was married to Hillard Wilson Nichols in 1942, whereupon they moved to Abington Road in Lenoir, NC.  Margaret worked for Hayes Cotton Mill for a number of years before going to work for Broyhill Furniture Corporation as an accountant for their lumber yard. After the death of her husband she remained in North Carolina caring for her aging mother until 1999. After the death of her mother, Margaret moved to Vermont where she lived with her only daughter, Barbara Gantt and her husband Michael where she enjoyed several years of independence until declining health required her to move to the Vernon Green Nursing Home in Vernon where she lived until her death.

    Margaret was predeceased by her mother and father, two brothers and one grandchild, and her husband of 50 years, Hillard Wilson Nichols. She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Gantt and her husband, Michael of Brattleboro. In addition to her daughter Barbara, Margaret is survived by five grandchildren. Michael Bryan Gantt and his wife Rebecca of Brattleboro and their 6 children, Gabriel, Hannah Lynn, Emalee Mariah, Maddisen, and Gunnar. They also have one foster son living in their home. Robyn Stires and her husband Wayne live in Brattleboro, and have three children, Grace Elizabeth, Noah Keith, and Riley Kristopher.  Andrew Michael and his wife, Hannah Marie live in Vernon with their three children, Eliana Jordyn, Alexander Michael, and Nessah Lousie. Timothy Michael, his wife Heather and their daughter Cadence Israel live in Swanzey, NH. Abigail Haskell and her husband Henry and one daughter, Wilhelmina also live in Brattleboro.

    Margaret was an active member for many years in her home church of Lenoir Community Church in North Carolina and for many years served as treasurer for the Southernaires Gospel Choir. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years and a leader of the Women’s Missions Society of the church.

    There will be no services in her honor per her request. She will be laid to rest at a later date beside her husband in the Bellview Cemetery in Lenoir, North Carolina.

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

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Arleen Kilpatrick
March 16, 2020
Northfield, Mass.

It is with sadness as we announce the passing of Arleen Kilpatrick on the morning of March 16, 2020, due to natural causes. Arleen passed away peacefully at her home while sleeping. We are so grateful that she was able to pass away in her own home which she loved so dearly. Arleen was a proficient artist and painter and exhibited her work at many local fairs within Western Massachusetts. Her skills gave her much joy and happiness through out her life. She loved to keep in touch with distant relatives and friends through her unique Christmas cards. Over the last few decades, her pen and ink cards gave much joy to those who received them. She was adored by family and friends and will truly be missed.

She is survived by her husband, William R. Kilpatrick, her son, William F. Kilpatrick, and her daughter Kelly A Brown. She also leaves behind two brothers, Robert and Richard Kelly along with their spouses and children.

Due to the Coronaviris threat funeral services will be private with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her honor to the Dakin Humane Society, P.O. Box 6307, Springfield, MA. 01101-6307.

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Ernestine (Johnson) Shedd
May 29, 1928 ~ March 10, 2020
Vernon, Vt.Jones

Ernestine (Johnson) Shedd passed away peacefully at Buckley Healthcare Center on March 10, 2020. The middle child of Ernest and Irene (Fairman) Johnson she was born at home in Vernon, VT on May 29, 1928. She was delivered by Dr. Grace Burnett, one of the few women practicing medicine in Southern VT at that time.

Her early years were spent on the family farm in Vernon where she learned, among other things, the value of hard work. Life on a small family farm is difficult and often doesn’t allow much time for leisure. Ernestine delighted in telling the story of when she was asked to be a bridesmaid at her cousin’s wedding. It was haying season and the family had hay on the ground. Simply put, it needed to be transported to the barn before an impending rain storm arrived and ruined the crop. Much to her chagrin, she was unable to participate in the wedding. She did get to go to the reception but only after the hay was securely stored away.

When her duties on the farm were completed, Ernestine and her two brothers loved to play dominos, tag, hide and seek and other games of the era. They loved to listen to the radio and she would fondly regale her children and grandchildren with stories about listening to FDR’s fireside chats, Joe Louis’s boxing matches and popular shows like Abbot & Costello and The Lone Ranger. Ernestine loved to spend time in the kitchen baking and cooking and learned as much as she could from her mother and her Aunt Bernice Coller and Aunt Dora Burrows.

Ernestine’s world was rocked in 1944 when a black limousine pulled in to the yard. A uniformed man got out of the vehicle, came to the door and told the family that her brother, a tail gunner on a B-17 fighter plane, had been shot down and killed over Germany during WW II. She never forgot that moment and it instilled in her a commitment to veteran’s issues that she retained all her life.

In 1950, she met Allan Shedd. The two were married in 1952 and enjoyed thirty-two years together until he passed away in 1984. They raised four boys, all of whom were delivered by Dr. Grace Burnett, the same doctor that had delivered her in 1928. She loved being a homemaker and mother.

For many years, she and Allan were involved in the Bernardston Vet’s Club and planned and organized Bernardston’s annual Memorial Day service. After Allan passed away, she became active in raising money for the Crop Walk, and helped put flags on veteran’s graves at Memorial Day. One of her proudest moments was taking part in an Anti-War protest at the Unitarian church in Bernardston in 2004.

Most important to her were her grandchildren and their ball games and band concerts. She was never too busy to participate in an impromptu kickball game! Of course, she loved to teach them how to bake and was particularly thrilled that her grandson Michael Shedd developed a talent for the art.

She lived at home until the age of 90 until declining health forced her relocation to Buckley Healthcare Center. The transition was difficult for her, as she had always been a strong and independent woman but she found solace in her word search books and visits from family. Dementia, in the end, robbed not only her memories but her desire to go on and she passed peacefully on Tuesday.

Ernestine was pre-deceased by her parents, both brothers, and her husband Allan. She is survived by her sons Marvin (Sue), Robert (Linda), Peter (Roxene) and Paul; grandchildren Michael, Daniel, Robert, Deb, Warren and Allan Shedd, Patty Byrne, Vickie Ovitt, Donna Hobbs, Teresa, Matthew, Cameron and Daniel Gray and Sarah Ranker.

Funeral services will be Friday March 13, 11:00 at the United Church in Bernardston with David Neil presiding. Calling hours will be Thursday March 12 from 5-7 at Kidder Funeral Home 1 Parker Ave Northfield MA. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Bernardston in the spring. Memorial Donations may be made to the Bernardston Fire Dept P.O. Box 504 Bernardston MA 01337 or the United Church of Bernardston 58 Church St Bernardston MA 01337.

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

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Sharon E. (Giannetti) Miller
February 8, 1945 ~ March 1, 2020
Northfield, Mass.

Sharon E. (Giannetti) Miller, 75, of Ferncliff Circle, died Sunday (3-1-2020) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in SmillerGreenfield, following a brief illness.

She was born February 8, 1945 in Springfield, the daughter of the late Nicholas J. Giannetti and Margaret (Buereau) Giannetti. Sharon attended Springfield and Hampden parochial and public schools, and was a member of the first graduating class at Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham in 1962.

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

She worked in food service on the Northfield campus of Northfield Mount Hermon School for several years in the early 1980s. In 1984, she went to work as the assistant librarian at Dickinson Memorial Library in Northfield, and held that position for over 18 years until her retirement in 2002.

Sharon also became the "Magic Wings Mom" after George built Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens in South Deerfield, and was a regular presence at the facility's special events and milestones, alongside her husband and both her children. She also loved her children unconditionally and reveled in their accomplishments.
She enjoyed animals and her many pets through the years, trips to the family's second home in Florida, and camping at Crown Point in Vermont.

She was predeceased by George in July of 2017 after 52 years of marriage and also by a sister, Carol Giannetti Ashe, and brother, Richard Giannetti. Survivors include her son, George E. Miller III and his fiancee, Gayle Ball, of Bernardston; her daughter, Kathleen A. Fiore and her husband, Donald, of Northfield; brother Robert Giannetti of Spring Hill, Fla.; sister-in-law Elizabeth L. Tocci of Staten Island, N.Y.; nephews Thomas Tocci of Freehold, N.J. and his family and James Tocci of Staten Island, N.Y.; and numerous relatives, as well as her extended Magic Wings family.

Calling hours will be held at Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Avenue, Northfield, Friday (3-6-2020) from 5 to 7 p.m. A celebration of Sharon's life will be held at a later date.

Donations in Sharon’s memory may be made to Draft Gratitude Equine Rescue, 148 Ashuelot Street, Winchester, N.H. 03470.

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Joseph Medeiros
August 13, 1935 ~ February 14, 2020
Northfield, Mass.

Our father, Joseph Medeiros, born August 13, 1935 passed away on Valentine’s Day February 14, 2020 at home with his son, daughter and cat by his side. It was his 84th year of a life very well lived.

Joe was the husband of the late Rita C. Medeiros whom he loved with all his heart. They moved to Northfield in the late 60’s to raise their family purchasing a house in an enchanting neighborhood filled with pond skating, snow sledding and sugaring trees. He was employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Superintendent Corrections Officer until his retirement. During his professional career he helped to implement many progressive statewide programs. He was instrumental in the Massachusetts Work Release Furlough program and he commandeered a Surplus Inventory program all which saved the citizens of Massachusetts millions of dollars. He had a deep respect for law enforcement and the people that he served.

After his retirement, Joseph and Rita purchased the historic Northfield Grange building. It was here they ran their business “The Northfielder,” where you could find him dabbling in antiques while Rita gave quilting lessons. Joe loved chatting up to their customers as he enjoyed meeting people and good conversations. If he wasn’t socializing at his store, he could be found bantering at the town diner with the locals and newcomers alike wearing his New York Yankees baseball hat. His wit, personality, intellect, and ability to speak his mind plainly will be remembered by everyone who knew him.

He had a constant interest in politics and volunteerism. He helped to organize the Northfield democratic chapter in the early 70’s and was asked to attend the Kennedy homestead for his hard work and dedication. Joe, Rita and others from Northfield used their spare time to establish the Northfield Concerned Citizens group whose efforts led to the opening of the Northfield Teen Center which gave teens a safe fun place to hang out.

Later in his life, He found another passion as a volunteer for Pan-Mass Challenge, an annual athletic fund raiser for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He and his daughter Rosemary worked together for the last 18 years to raise more than $100,000 for the PMC . They belong to “Team Perry” which helps to fund two doctor’s salaries each year at Dana Farber Cancer hospital specifically for gastro-intestinal cancer research. He was extremely proud to be a part of the PMC fundraising organization and Team Perry. He looked forward each year to signing up as a Security volunteer to keep the thousands of cyclists and attendees safe throughout the 2day event from Boston to Cape Cod.

Joe was the father of the late Michael Medeiros. He is survived by his son Joseph Medeiros and his wife Linda of Northfield, and his daughter Rosemary Medeiros of San Francisco. His grandchildren, Lea Martinelli of Idaho, Jared Medeiros of California, and Cameron Medeiros of Northfield. His great-granddaughter Jeri and great-grandson Grant. His two sisters Mary Arruda and Lea Gomes and her husband Manuel all of Fall River, Mass. Joe was brother of the late John and Agnes and Frank “Chic” Medeiros.

We wish to send a very special “there’s-no-place-like-home” thank you to Pioneer Valley Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion and to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office TRIAD program through its lending of donated medical equipment.

All Welcome. Visiting Hours-to be held at Kidder Funeral Home in Northfield on Wednesday, February 19, from 6:00 to 8:00pm. His Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Church, Main Street, Northfield on Thursday at 11:00 am. Donations in Joe’s memory can be given to Pan-Mass Challenge Team Perry found here: https://donate.pmc.org/RM0136.

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Barbara Anne Edson Greenwald
March 21, 1958 ~ February 13, 2020
Gill, Mass.

Barbara Anne Edson Greenwald, 62, of Gill passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. She was born in Brattleboro, Vermont on March 21st, 1958. She graduated from Pioneer Valley High School and went on to attend both GCC and UMass Amherst, obtaining a BA in Science. She started her career as a registered nurse working at the Beacon Clinic, then went on to work at the Stoneleigh Burnham School and Applewood Rehabilitation Center.

Later on in life she became a Licensed Real Estate Broker, first working for Pam Veith Realty in Northfield and later working for Maniatty Real Estate in Greenfield, MA. Barb was the rock of her family. She loved her daughter and grandchildren with all her heart, and adored her husband. She reached out to all of her extended family, showering them with gifts, food and love. Gatherings with family and friends were of the utmost importance to her. Just as important were four legged family members, who sometimes took precedence over the two legged members of her family. Barb loved to travel to exotic places, especially those involving beaches, fishing and luxury accommodations. When at home she loved sitting around the pool with friends and family, drinking wine and telling stories with much laughter. Barb always had a good story to tell.

She is survived by her husband Stephen Greenwald of Gill, her daughter Devon Edson and her husband Mark Putnam of Northfield, MA, her two grandchildren Alden Campbell and Korben Putnam of Northfield MA. ; her brothers Douglas Edson (Debra) of Gill and Michael Edson (Jane) of Athol, MA; and many nieces and nephews. Her parents Alden and Lucy Edson predeceased her.

In lieu of flowers please make any donations to Dakin Humane Society, 163 Montague Road, Leverett, MA 01054  or www.dakinhumane.org (Donate/Memorial Gift); or Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Rd., Swanzey, NH 03446 or www.monadnockhumanesociety.org (Donate/Memorial Donation)There will be a Celebration of Life at the Blue Heron Restaurant on March 21st at 2:00 p.m.

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

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Steven R. Dunn
February 10, 2020
Hinsdale, N.H.

Steven R. Dunn, 74, of Hinsdale, N.H. died Monday evening (2-10-2020) at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, JonesLebanon, N.H. He was born in Gardner, Ma. on October 10, 1945 the son of S. Andrew and Minnie (Woodward) Dunn. He moved to Bernardston, Ma. in 1956 and attended Pioneer Valley Regional School.

He then spent time in the Peace Corps where he attained his GED. He worked his entire career starting at Millers Falls Tool Co. and stayed with all the transitions of ownership, retiring from Disston Tool Co. in So. Deerfield, Ma. where he was a master machinist. He lived his entire adult life in Hinsdale, N.H. In his younger years he enjoyed playing the guitar and dabbling in anything electronic. He was a huge Si Fi fan, and an avid follower of NASCAR and Formula One racing
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He is survived by his brother, Scott and his wife Patti of Orange, Ma. and his sister, Gloria Freyenhagen and her husband Earl of Bernardston, Ma. and his neices, Linda Letourneau, Wanda Llewelyn, and Faith Hamberg.

There will be a graveside service in the spring in Center Cemetery, Bernadston, Ma. at a time to be announced.

Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Ok, 73123.

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

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Carl Walter-Henry Hall
February 9, 2020
Bernardston, MA

Carl Walter-Henry Hall Jr 79 of Shaw Road Bernardston passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Buckley Nursing Home with family and loved ones by his side. He was  born in Little Falls, NY. The son of Carl Walter-Henry Hall Sr and Ruth (Phillps) on February 4, 1941.

 Carl retired from Greenfield Tap and Die- Kenemetal after 36 years of service.  He was also a chef at Howard Johnson's restaurant for 20 plus years. Carl and his wife Judy owned Pizza Ect in Bernardston in the 80's. Carl enjoyed watching the New England Patriots, and  Boston Red Sox. He enjoyed gardening with his wife and his grandson Michael.  He enjoyed spending time in Maine with his son Mark and daughter in-law Paulina at their summer house fishing on the lake. He loved watching wrestling, western tv shows and movies. He enjoyed target shooting with his grandsons. He enjoyed watching Nicholas,  Benjamen, and Michael play school sports. He enjoyed traveling to Cape Cod with his wife and his son Eric and daughter inlaw Jennifer and their children. He enjoyed a good fish dinner. He loved his dogs Sam, Charlie and Bella.

He is survived by his wife Judy(Ayoub) of 48 years.   They were married in Shelburne on August 1, 1972. He leaves behind a son Mark Stennes and daughter in-law Paulina of South Hadley.
A Son Eric Stennes and daughter in-law Jennifer of Bernardston.

Step daughter  Sue Soler of Florida, Step Daughter Sherry Ann Senior and her husband  Bernard of CT. A sister Evelyn DiPerry of TN Grandson Benjamen Stennes of Montague, Grandson Nicholas Stennes of Aston, PA, Grandson Michael Stennes of Bernardston,  Grandson Ryan Stennes of Illinois, Grandson Jonathan of TN, David Stennes of WV. Granddaughter Kelsey Scheumann of Huntington, Ma, Granddaughter Katy Stennes of TN.

Great granddaughter Willow Stennes of TN and Great Granddaughter Delaney Stennes of Aston, PA
He was Predeceased by his son Michael J Stennes.

Funeral services will be Friday, February 14th at 11am at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. The Rev. David Neil, Pastor of the United Church of Bernardston will officiate.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Michael J Stennes scholarship. Greenfield Co op bank. 277 Federal Street Greenfield MA 01301.

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

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John Harold Thayer
January 3,1940 ~ February 9, 2020
Northfield, MA

John Harold Thayer, 80 of Northfield died Sunday February 9, 2020 at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in JonesGreenfield after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was born in Greenfield, Ma. on January 3,1940 the son of Harold and Laura (Martineau) Thayer. He graduated from High School in 1958. He was a member of the first class to graduate from Pioneer Valley Regional School. He joined the US Army in the fall of 1958, serving 31/2 years which included a 13 month deployment in Korea. He was a member of the Corps of Engineers, with duties as a crane operator and heavy equipment operator. After leaving the military he went to work for MacMillin Builders in Keene, NH where he took a 3 year masonry apprenticeship. He was with MacMillin's for 10 years. He was then offered a job with O'Connell and Sons of Holyoke, Ma. when they were building the UMass Library and Greenfield Community College. In 1973 he started his own Masonry contracting business, Thayer Masonary. 40 years later he retired with his son Scott carrying on the business. John was very active in the community. He served on the Pioneer Valley Regional School committee from 1971-1978. He was a member Kiwanis Club for many years and enjoyed being Santa Claus at "Breakfast with Santa" . He was a 55 year member of the Harmony Lodge of Masons, serving as master in 1970. He went on to be a 32nd degree Shriner as a member of the Melha Shriners in Springfield, MA. for 50 years. For several years he coached and umpired Little League. He was a member of the Northfield Snowmobile Club. He was a member to the Northfield VFW Post 9874. During the winter he especially enjoyed snowmobiling with family and friends in the Lake George area and Canada. he also enjoyed vacations at the beach in the summer and Florida vacations in the winter.

He leaves his wife of 59 years Carol (Turner) , his son Scott and wife Erin, and daughter Sharon and her husband Tony Bulman all of Northfield, Ma. and his grandchildren: Twins Brayden and Riley Thayer and Hayleigh Bulman. He also leaves his sister Anne and her husband Bob Hamm of Westminster, MA. his brother-in-law Frank Turner and his wife Jessie Anne of Northfield, MA. and several nieces and nephews.

John was a man of honor and integrity. He was always willing to help others. Whether they were family, friends of complete strangers. He was the best husband and father. He will be forever with us in our hearts.

Funeral services will Sunday February 16, 2020 at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, Main St. Northfield at 2:00 P.M. Burial will military honors will be in the spring in Pentecost Cemetery, Northfiled.

Calling hours will be Saturday February 15, 2020 from 4-6 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.

Donations in his memory may be made to either: Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew ST. Springfield, Ma. 01104-2396 or Northfield EMS, 41 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360 or 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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Janet Elizabeth (Beattie) Stinchfield
February 29, 1928 ~ January 26, 2020
John Harold Thayer, 80 of Northfield died Sunday February 9, 2020 at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was born in Greenfield, Ma. on January 3,1940 the son of Harold and Laura (Martineau) Thayer. He graduated from High School in 1958. He was a member of the first class to graduate from Pioneer Valley Regional School. He joined the US Army in the fall of 1958, serving 31/2 years which included a 13 month deployment in Korea. He was a member of the Corps of Engineers, with duties as a crane operator and heavy equipment operator. After leaving the military he went to work for MacMillin Builders in Keene, NH where he took a 3 year masonry apprenticeship. He was with MacMillin's for 10 years. He was then offered a job with O'Connell and Sons of Holyoke, Ma. when they were building the UMass Library and Greenfield Community College. In 1973 he started his own Masonry contracting business, Thayer Masonary. 40 years later he retired with his son Scott carrying on the business. John was very active in the community. He served on the Pioneer Valley Regional School committee from 1971-1978. He was a member Kiwanis Club for many years and enjoyed being Santa Claus at "Breakfast with Santa" . He was a 55 year member of the Harmony Lodge of Masons, serving as master in 1970. He went on to be a 32nd degree Shriner as a member of the Melha Shriners in Springfield, MA. for 50 years. For several years he coached and umpired Little League. He was a member of the Northfield Snowmobile Club. He was a member to the Northfield VFW Post 9874. During the winter he especially enjoyed snowmobiling with family and friends in the Lake George area and Canada. he also enjoyed vacations at the beach in the summer and Florida vacations in the winter.
He leaves his wife of 59 years Carol (Turner) , his son Scott and wife Erin, and daughter Sharon and her husband Tony Bulman all of Northfield, Ma. and his grandchildren: Twins Brayden and Riley Thayer. He also leaves his sister Anne and her husband Bob Hamm of Westminster, MA. his brother-in-law Frank Turner and his wife Jessie Anne of Northfield, MA. and several nieces and nephews.
John was a man of honot and integrity. He was always willing to help others. Whether they were family, friends of complete strangers. He was the best husband and father. He will be forever with us in our hearts.
Funeral services will Sunday February 16, 2020 at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, Main St. Northfield at 2:00 P.M. Burial will militay honors will be in the spring in Pentecost Cemetery, Northfiled.
Calling hours will be Saturday February 15, 2020 from 4-6 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.
Donations in his memory may be made to either: Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew ST. Springfield, Ma. 01104-2396 or Northfield EMS, 41 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360 or the Northfield Fireman's Fund, 93 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360.
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Ruth A. (Dawe) Johnson
November 7, 1926 ~ January 5, 2020
Northfield, Mass.

Ruth A. (Dawe) Johnson, 93 of Northfield, died Sunday morning (1-5-2020) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, JonesGreenfield, Ma. She was born in Princeton, Maine on November 7, 1926 the daughter of Edward and Geneva (Elsmore) Dawe.

Moving to Northfield early in life she was educated at Pine Street School in Northfield and attrended Northfield High School and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1946. Early in life she worked at Fisk and Stecker's Drug Store and at the Garden Theater both in Greenfield.

She was married to Robert D. Johnson April 8, 1947. Mr. Johnson predeceased her in 1991 after 44 years of marriage. She was a very active member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Northfield that she attended for 78 years. At church she ran the Craddle Roll Sunday School program, was a member and past president of the Woman's Guild, a member of the Christian Education Committee, Director of the Church Rebuilding Committee, member of the Flower Committee, worked on the Christmas Fairs and was a kitchen worker for many years. She was a Girl Scout Leader in Northfield for 29 years and was involved with the Northfield Cub Scouts for 5 years. She was a former member of the Northfield Recreation Commission, and the Northfield Repubilcan Town Committee, the Northfield Garden Club, Northfield Fortnightly, the Villiage Improvement Committee, and the Northfield Trecentenary Committee. She also worked several years for the former Fairview Gardens in Northfield.

She is survived by her son: Edward of Northfield, and a neice Laurie Shaw and her husband Robert of Northfield, and many grand neices and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Lillian F. Allen, and an infant brother Edward.
Funeral services will be Monday (1-13-2020) at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St. Northfield, Ma.at 11:00 A.M. Burial in West Northfield Cemetery, Northfield will be in the spring.

Calling hours will be Sunday (1-12-2020) from 3-5 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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

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Alfred K. "Bub" Deane
October 10, 1932 ~ January 5, 2020
Bernardston, Ma.

Alfred K. "Bub" Deane, 87, of Bernardston, Ma. died Sunday morning (1-5-2020) at Poet Seat Healthcare Center, Greenfield, Ma. Bub was born in Bernardston, Ma. on October 10, 1932, the son of Albert and Eleanor (Meuse) Deane.

He was educated in Bernardston schools and was 1950 graduate of Powers Institute in Bernardston. He married the former Betty Drew on September 12, 1956. Mrs Deane predeceased him in 2010 after 54 years of marriage. He spent many years working with his grandfather Frank Deane as caretaker and grave digger for the cemetery in Bernardston.

He then worked for years at Snow's Dairy delivering milk in the hill towns to the west, with a spotless driving record. He then worked for J. A. Jubb Co. in Greenfield and finally for Greenfield School System as a custodian from where he retired in the early 1990"s. He had a love of dogs and had many as pets over the years. Early in life Bub and Betty enjoyed camping and boating and he loved water skiing. He enjoyed wood working, making many whirliegigs.
He is survived by his sister Mildred Dwight of Bernardston, Ma. and many nieces and nephews, including Karen Morgan who was his caregiver, of Northfield. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother Harold "Lefty" Deane.

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

Donations in his memory may be made to either: the Franklin County Dog Shelter, 10 Sandy Lane, Turners Falls, Ma. 01376, or Poet Seat Healthcare Activity Fund, 359 High St. Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

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

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Beryl E. (Rounds) Holloway
April 25, 1925 ~ December 25, 2019
Northfield, Mass.

Beryl E. (Rounds) Holloway passed peacefully on December 25, 2019 at Charlene Manor in Greenfield, MA. She was born April 25, 1925 in Brattleboro, VT to Ray J. and Edna (Wilson) Rounds. She was raised in Brattleboro.

She married Leonard (Buddy) L. Holloway in 1944 and were together until his passing in 2010. They lived on Ashuelot Road in Winchester and Northfield, MA for 75 years.

Beryl worked at the The Holstein in Brattleboro, then the family farm until 1967. Then she worked at Mount Hermon School, Eaglebrook School and then Greenfield Community College until her retirement. She earned her associate degree at 60. Her time at GCC and the many friends she made while there were very special to her.

She is survived by three daughters – Joy Hanrahan (Richard) of Winchester, NH, Susan Garland of Salisbury VT., and Gaye Lane (James) of Havelock, NC, and her son Peter M. Holloway (Loel) of Mendham, NJ. She had 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Beryl loved her church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Brattleboro, VT which she attended from childhood. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School and chatting with the members after Sunday service.

She and Buddy loved their yard and gardening and sharing the bounty with friends and neighbors. Beryl enjoyed her walks and visiting with everyone along the way. Her Patriots and Celtics were an important part of her life. Any occasion for a gathering of family and friends was important, especially Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Beryl appreciated the frequent visits and assistance provides by her family, friends, and neighbors. The family would like to thank her homecare providers(Cammy, Brenda and Gloria) as well as her aides, hospice and the staff at Charlene Manor for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciate to First Church of Christ, Scientist Brattleboro, 57 Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301. Also, given Beryl’s desire to help others, an act of kindness to others would be a way of remembering her.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at a time to be announced.

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

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Ronald E. Tacy
March 20, 1946 ~ December 19, 2019
Winchester, N.H.

Ronald E. Tacy, 73 of Winchester, N.H. died Thursday evening (12-19-2019) at his home. He was born in Keene, N.H. on March 20, 1946 the son of Earl and Emma (Nelson) Tacy. Ron was educated in Winchester schools and was a graduate of Thayer High School, in Winchester, N.H. He then served in the US Navy for four years during the Viet Nam War in the Pacific theater aboard the USS Jenkins. He was married to the former Donna Randall on July 1, 1988.

He worked for many years in Construction in the area. He was a member of the Winchester VFW Post 3968, and the American Legion Post 44 in Winchester. He enjoyed ice fishing, and was an avid sports fan. He loved working around and caring for his home, and the commaraderie of friends. Unknown to many he had a wonderful singing voice.
He is survived by his wife Donna, and a son: Christopher Tacy and his wife Jennie of Marlboro, N.H. a daughter: Kelley Tacy of Vermont, and his sister Gloria Hooper and her husband James who reside in Florida. He is also survived by four grandchildren and many relatives and friends.

There will be a VFW service on Saturday (12-28-2019) at the Winchester VFW at 2:00 p.m. Following there will be a gathering of friends at the facility.

Donations in his memory may be made to either Home Healthcare & Hospice, P.O. box 564, Keene, N.H. 03431, or the VFW National Home for Children, 3573 So. Waverly Rd. Eaton Rapids, MI 48827.

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

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Stella Krejmas
September 8, 1923 ~ December 16, 2019
Northfield, Mass.

Stella Krejmas, 96 of Northfield, Massachusetts passed peacefully in her home on December 16, 2019. She was born Spragueon September 8, 1923, the daughter of Lucas and Mary Kochinski Schryba on the same property where she was born, attended Northfield Schools and was loved dearly by her family.

During World War II, she worked for Phelps Dodge Copper Products Corporation from 1941-1944 at the Habershaw Division Plant in Yonkers, New York. This plant made asbestos-insulated cable for the United States Navy. After the war, she worked as a chambermaid at the former Northfield Hotel and Erving Paper Mills as a packer for 16 years following her husband’s medical retirement. Stella also volunteered at the Franklin Medical Center Main Lobby reception desk in retirement.

Stella was an active member of St. Patrick’s Church in Northfield where she married her husband Joe on November 28, 1946. Joe predeceased her on January 11, 1984.

Stella leaves two daughters, JoAnn Coutu and Elaine Tyler (Denny) of Northfield, two sons, Joseph, Jr. (Susie) of Coronado, California and Albert (JoDee) of Wethersfield, Connecticut along with five grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son Francis.

Flowers may be sent to Kidder Funeral Home and contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice or to St. Patrick’s Church.

There will be a Catholic Prayer Service on Monday morning December 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Kidder Funeral Home in Northfield. Burial will follow at the family plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Northfield.

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

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G. Fay (Warnock) Kenney
May 14,1926 ~ December 13, 2019
Bernardston, Mass.

G. Fay (Warnock) Kenney, 93, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Vernon Green Nursing Home, SpragueVernon VT. Fay was born in Boston MA, May 14, 1926 to Edward L. and Jennie B. (Miner) Warnock. She spent her childhood in Northfield MA, graduating in 1944 from Northfield High School. Fay married Claude A. (Bud) Kenney Sr. on August 16,1944 in Gulfport, Mississippi. They then made their home in Greenfield MA until 1954. Moving then to Bernardston MA, they lived there for 40 years before moving to Winchester NH. Fay was an active member of The United Church of Bernardston where she was a member of the diaconate, church council, and membership committee. For many years she served as Sunday School superintendent and teacher. When her children were young, she was an active member of the PTA and Cub Scouts. For several years Fay taught preschool. She also worked in special education at Bernardston Elementary School, then for many years as a substitute teacher for the Gill-Montague School District. She was also a co-founder of the Evelyn G. Lawley Scholarship at Pioneer Valley Regional School.

Fay enjoyed sewing, crafts, knitting, crocheting, gardening, and reading. She also enjoyed travelling and camping, spending many winters with Bud in Florida after retirement. In later years she was an active member of the Northfield Fortnightly Club and a frequent volunteer at Baystate Franklin Medical Center. For the last few years she resided at Vernon Hall Assisted Living and Vernon Green Nursing Home, where the staff and residents enjoyed her smiles and sense of humor. Of all the many things Fay did in her life, her family will remember her as a strong, loving, and amazing woman that always put the needs of others before her own.

Fay was predeceased by her husband Claude in 1996. She is survived by her children Claude A. (Buzz) Kenney Jr. and his wife Sharon of Schertz TX, Jeffrey E. Kenney and his wife Lisa of Greenfield MA, Gerald E. Kenney of Bernardston MA, Bruce A. Kenney and his wife Susan of Meredith NH, Cynthia F. King and her husband Steven of Vernon VT, and Susan E. Kenney of Greenfield MA. She also leaves 20 grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren.

There will be a calling hour at Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield MA on Friday, December 20th at 10:00 AM, followed by funeral services at 11:00 AM.

Donations in Fay’s memory may be made to The United Church of Bernardston, 58 Church St. Bernardston MA 01337 or Vernon Green Activity Fund, 61 Greenway Dr., Vernon VT 05354

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

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Doris W. Glabach
November 13, 1921 ~ December 10, 2019
Northfield, Ma.

Doris W. Glabach, 98 of Northfield, Ma. and formerly of Leyden, Ma. died Tuesday (12-10-2019) at Charlene Manor, Greenfield, Ma. She was born in Hinsdale, N.H. on November 13, 1921 the daughter of Harold and Eliza (Delorya) Wilder. Doris was educated in local schools. She was married on November 2, 1941 to Wilhelm C. Glabach who predeceased her in 2001 after 60 years of marriage. Doris served as a libraian in Leyden and Greenfield, Ma. She was a very active member of the Leyden United Methodist Church, where she served as Superintendent of the Sunday School for many years, and was active in the Women's Society.

She is survived by her son: William H. Glabach and his wife Mary of Leyden, and daughters: April Field of Taylors, SC, Mary Field and her partner Steve Godin of Northfield, Ma. and Sandra Brassor of Crestview, FL. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Frederick, Robert, William, and Thomas Glabach, Sally Gentile, Daniel Field, Rebecca Wells, Gretchen Li Cata, Richard Brassor, and Devin Brassor. Thirteen Great Grandchildren and one Great great grandchild.

Funeral services will be Saturday (12-14-2019) at 11:00 A.M. at the Leyden United Methodist Church, 15 West Leyden Rd. Leyden, Ma. The Rev. Larry Lake , pastor, will officiate. Burial in Beaver Meadow Cemetery, Leyden will be in the spring.

Calling hours will be Friday (12-13-2019 ) from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.

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

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Howard O. Spaulding
August 20, 1922 ~ December 3, 2019
Winchester, N.H.

It’s with great sadness that we say goodbye to Howard O. Spaulding, 97, of Winchester, NH, who passed away on Dec Sprague3, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Howard was born August 20, 1922 in E. Northfield, MA to Clarence Spaulding of Cornish Flat, and Margaret Buffum, of Winchester, New Hampshire. Coming from an educated line, Howard attended Northfield Mt. Hermon Seminary in E. Northfield, MA. Later,he was part of the Sewer Department Commission in Winchester, NH. During WWII Howard served in the 3rd Marine Division 12 Regiment 2nd Battalion, Company E. He worked closely with the officers, allowing him to befriend many including George Van Orden. Howard spent time in Guadalcanal, Bouganville, and New Zealand. During his years of service, he was proud to have completed the V-5 Program, signed by Alexander Vandegrift. Since WWII, Howard had a passion for flying; from his home airstrip to work, and as far as Haiti & the Bahamas. His son Nathan shares his passion for flying. When he wasn’t flying Howard enjoyed working on mechanical equipment; whether it was designing or rebuilding. He had an absolute love of steam technology, politics, history, literature, sugaring, contra dance, old time music, and haying, a family tradition for five generations. His ancestor Francis H.Buffum, author of Fourteenth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers , began haying the family land in the 1800's. Howard was even haying on his 97 th birthday! His fascination with innovative technology, trains, and history combined in his collecting of historical equipment to open a museum.

Howard was predeceased by his siblings Marion, Edith, Ruth, and James. He credited his strong mechanical aptitude to his grandfather Jesse Howard Lord. Howard showed an early talent for engineering, and attended a two-year course in aero-engineering. He had the honor of meeting aircraft & helicopter pioneer Igor Sikorsky ,and US Pumice Co. founder Fay Sheldon.

Howard applied his talents as a mechanical engineer at Northrup Grumman for eleven years, at Curtiss Wright, and at UMass for 22 years. Over a nine-year stretch at Grumman he did not miss a day. He invented an aircraft fuel head proportioning control valve for the F11F & the A6. He also invented a domestic water saving device.

Howard drove across Europe and Asia where he met his wife. In the Middle East, he encountered the 1967 Arab–Israeli War, was trapped, and protected by Father Francis. In Calcutta he met Mother Theresa and stayed with her assistant.

Howard was predeceased by his first wife Nell Brassor, and survived by his children Warren Spaulding (Charlene), and very close friend Linda Rogers; he is survived by his wife Vasantha of 52 years, his children Nathan Spaulding, Chandrika Palhof (Andrew), Miriam Spaulding (Scott), Kumaran Spaulding, Geoffrey Spaulding(Tiffany); and grandchildren Jason, Josh, Kaliana, McKayla, Darian, Andrew, Matt, Julianna, Corinne, Andrew Jr.,Savannah, and Cordell; and many cousins including Steven Johnson ( Rubia) , Bruce Buffum (Stephanie); many nephews & nieces: Paul Spaulding (Cynthia), Joanne O’Connor (Doug), James Smolen (Linda), Nancy Chase (Paul), Diane Tompkins (David), Scott Morrow (Pat), David Brassor (Barbara), David Spaulding, who pre deceased him, (Maureen) Gail Noland (Ralph), and Nancy Nostrand ( Peter ). In addition to his loving family he has many friends who will miss him dearly. This includes several childhood friends to whom he stayed connected, including Tom Bassett, Sami Thirumalaisamy, Ian French, Ernest Bolton, Luther Macon Epps, Jr., Harry Hopkins, Jr , and Jason Burbank. Howard and brother Jim were close to Harry Jr., FDR cabinet member Harry Hopkins Sr.’s son. Nephew Paul still has a camera of Harry Jr.’s. He was a wonderful person who was admired and respected in many ways by people who knew him. We will miss his quick wit, intellect, and great sense of humor the most. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Services will be held at Hillside at a later date.

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

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Sharon M. Trudeau
June 16, 1973 ~ November 30, 2019
Greenfield, Ma.

Sharon M. Trudeau, 46, of Greenfield, Ma. died Saturday (11-30-2019) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Ma. She was born in Northampton, Ma. on June 16, 1973 the daughter of Merle and Pamela (Watkins) Donovan. Sharon was a graduate of Mohawk Trail Regional High School and worked as a CNA. She loved her dogs.

She is survived by her mother Pamela Mac Leod of Greenfield, Ma. and her father Merle Donovan of California. She is also survived by her partner Arthur Churchill of Colrain, Ma. and her children: Cory Trudeau and Ryan Trudeau both of Colrain, Ma. Derek Donovan and his wife Brittany of Arizona. and her siblings: Merle Donovan Jr. and his wife Sandra of Colrain, Ma. Eric Donovan and his wife Sharon on Northfield, Ma. Robert Donovan and his wife Maijia of Barre, Ma. and Tammy Campbell and her husband Aaron of Greenfield, Ma. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Ellis and Jason Donovan.

There will be a celebration of Life for Sharon on Saturday (12-7-2019) at 11:00 A.M. at the Mary Lyons Church, Buckland, Ma. The Rev. Rich Fournier, Pastor will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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

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Howard O. Spaulding
August 20, 1922 ~ December 3, 2019
Winchester, N.H.

It’s with great sadness that we say goodbye to Howard O. Spaulding, 97, of Winchester, NH, who passed away on Dec Sprague3, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Howard was born August 20, 1922 in E. Northfield, MA to Clarence Spaulding of Cornish Flat, and Margaret Buffum, of Winchester, New Hampshire. Coming from an educated line, Howard attended Northfield Mt. Hermon Seminary in E. Northfield, MA. Later,he was part of the Sewer Department Commission in Winchester, NH. During WWII Howard served in the 3rd Marine Division 12 Regiment 2nd Battalion, Company E. He worked closely with the officers, allowing him to befriend many including George Van Orden. Howard spent time in Guadalcanal, Bouganville, and New Zealand. During his years of service, he was proud to have completed the V-5 Program, signed by Alexander Vandegrift. Since WWII, Howard had a passion for flying; from his home airstrip to work, and as far as Haiti & the Bahamas. His son Nathan shares his passion for flying. When he wasn’t flying Howard enjoyed working on mechanical equipment; whether it was designing or rebuilding. He had an absolute love of steam technology, politics, history, literature, sugaring, contra dance, old time music, and haying, a family tradition for five generations. His ancestor Francis H.Buffum, author of Fourteenth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers , began haying the family land in the 1800's. Howard was even haying on his 97 th birthday! His fascination with innovative technology, trains, and history combined in his collecting of historical equipment to open a museum.

Howard was predeceased by his siblings Marion, Edith, Ruth, and James. He credited his strong mechanical aptitude to his grandfather Jesse Howard Lord. Howard showed an early talent for engineering, and attended a two-year course in aero-engineering. He had the honor of meeting aircraft & helicopter pioneer Igor Sikorsky ,and US Pumice Co. founder Fay Sheldon.

Howard applied his talents as a mechanical engineer at Northrup Grumman for eleven years, at Curtiss Wright, and at UMass for 22 years. Over a nine-year stretch at Grumman he did not miss a day. He invented an aircraft fuel head proportioning control valve for the F11F & the A6. He also invented a domestic water saving device.

Howard drove across Europe and Asia where he met his wife. In the Middle East, he encountered the 1967 Arab–Israeli War, was trapped, and protected by Father Francis. In Calcutta he met Mother Theresa and stayed with her assistant.

Howard was predeceased by his first wife Nell Brassor, and survived by his children Warren Spaulding (Charlene), and very close friend Linda Rogers; he is survived by his wife Vasantha of 52 years, his children Nathan Spaulding, Chandrika Palhof (Andrew), Miriam Spaulding (Scott), Kumaran Spaulding, Geoffrey Spaulding(Tiffany); and grandchildren Jason, Josh, Kaliana, McKayla, Darian, Andrew, Matt, Julianna, Corinne, Andrew Jr.,Savannah, and Cordell; and many cousins including Steven Johnson ( Rubia) , Bruce Buffum (Stephanie); many nephews & nieces: Paul Spaulding (Cynthia), Joanne O’Connor (Doug), James Smolen (Linda), Nancy Chase (Paul), Diane Tompkins (David), Scott Morrow (Pat), David Brassor (Barbara), David Spaulding, who pre deceased him, (Maureen) Gail Noland (Ralph), and Nancy Nostrand ( Peter ). In addition to his loving family he has many friends who will miss him dearly. This includes several childhood friends to whom he stayed connected, including Tom Bassett, Sami Thirumalaisamy, Ian French, Ernest Bolton, Luther Macon Epps, Jr., Harry Hopkins, Jr , and Jason Burbank. Howard and brother Jim were close to Harry Jr., FDR cabinet member Harry Hopkins Sr.’s son. Nephew Paul still has a camera of Harry Jr.’s. He was a wonderful person who was admired and respected in many ways by people who knew him. We will miss his quick wit, intellect, and great sense of humor the most. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Services will be held at Hillside at a later date.

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

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Sharon M. Trudeau
June 16, 1973 ~ November 30, 2019
Greenfield, Ma.

Sharon M. Trudeau, 46, of Greenfield, Ma. died Saturday (11-30-2019) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Ma. She was born in Northampton, Ma. on June 16, 1973 the daughter of Merle and Pamela (Watkins) Donovan. Sharon was a graduate of Mohawk Trail Regional High School and worked as a CNA. She loved her dogs.

She is survived by her mother Pamela Mac Leod of Greenfield, Ma. and her father Merle Donovan of California. She is also survived by her partner Arthur Churchill of Colrain, Ma. and her children: Cory Trudeau and Ryan Trudeau both of Colrain, Ma. Derek Donovan and his wife Brittany of Arizona. and her siblings: Merle Donovan Jr. and his wife Sandra of Colrain, Ma. Eric Donovan and his wife Sharon on Northfield, Ma. Robert Donovan and his wife Maijia of Barre, Ma. and Tammy Campbell and her husband Aaron of Greenfield, Ma. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Ellis and Jason Donovan.

There will be a celebration of Life for Sharon on Saturday (12-7-2019) at 11:00 A.M. at the Mary Lyons Church, Buckland, Ma. The Rev. Rich Fournier, Pastor will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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

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Howard O. Spaulding
August 20, 1922 ~ December 3, 2019
Winchester, N.H.

It’s with great sadness that we say goodbye to Howard O. Spaulding, 97, of Winchester, NH, who passed away on Dec Sprague3, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Howard was born August 20, 1922 in E. Northfield, MA to Clarence Spaulding of Cornish Flat, and Margaret Buffum, of Winchester, New Hampshire. Coming from an educated line, Howard attended Northfield Mt. Hermon Seminary in E. Northfield, MA. Later,he was part of the Sewer Department Commission in Winchester, NH. During WWII Howard served in the 3rd Marine Division 12 Regiment 2nd Battalion, Company E. He worked closely with the officers, allowing him to befriend many including George Van Orden. Howard spent time in Guadalcanal, Bouganville, and New Zealand. During his years of service, he was proud to have completed the V-5 Program, signed by Alexander Vandegrift. Since WWII, Howard had a passion for flying; from his home airstrip to work, and as far as Haiti & the Bahamas. His son Nathan shares his passion for flying. When he wasn’t flying Howard enjoyed working on mechanical equipment; whether it was designing or rebuilding. He had an absolute love of steam technology, politics, history, literature, sugaring, contra dance, old time music, and haying, a family tradition for five generations. His ancestor Francis H.Buffum, author of Fourteenth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers , began haying the family land in the 1800's. Howard was even haying on his 97 th birthday! His fascination with innovative technology, trains, and history combined in his collecting of historical equipment to open a museum.

Howard was predeceased by his siblings Marion, Edith, Ruth, and James. He credited his strong mechanical aptitude to his grandfather Jesse Howard Lord. Howard showed an early talent for engineering, and attended a two-year course in aero-engineering. He had the honor of meeting aircraft & helicopter pioneer Igor Sikorsky ,and US Pumice Co. founder Fay Sheldon.

Howard applied his talents as a mechanical engineer at Northrup Grumman for eleven years, at Curtiss Wright, and at UMass for 22 years. Over a nine-year stretch at Grumman he did not miss a day. He invented an aircraft fuel head proportioning control valve for the F11F & the A6. He also invented a domestic water saving device.

Howard drove across Europe and Asia where he met his wife. In the Middle East, he encountered the 1967 Arab–Israeli War, was trapped, and protected by Father Francis. In Calcutta he met Mother Theresa and stayed with her assistant.

Howard was predeceased by his first wife Nell Brassor, and survived by his children Warren Spaulding (Charlene), and very close friend Linda Rogers; he is survived by his wife Vasantha of 52 years, his children Nathan Spaulding, Chandrika Palhof (Andrew), Miriam Spaulding (Scott), Kumaran Spaulding, Geoffrey Spaulding(Tiffany); and grandchildren Jason, Josh, Kaliana, McKayla, Darian, Andrew, Matt, Julianna, Corinne, Andrew Jr.,Savannah, and Cordell; and many cousins including Steven Johnson ( Rubia) , Bruce Buffum (Stephanie); many nephews & nieces: Paul Spaulding (Cynthia), Joanne O’Connor (Doug), James Smolen (Linda), Nancy Chase (Paul), Diane Tompkins (David), Scott Morrow (Pat), David Brassor (Barbara), David Spaulding, who pre deceased him, (Maureen) Gail Noland (Ralph), and Nancy Nostrand ( Peter ). In addition to his loving family he has many friends who will miss him dearly. This includes several childhood friends to whom he stayed connected, including Tom Bassett, Sami Thirumalaisamy, Ian French, Ernest Bolton, Luther Macon Epps, Jr., Harry Hopkins, Jr , and Jason Burbank. Howard and brother Jim were close to Harry Jr., FDR cabinet member Harry Hopkins Sr.’s son. Nephew Paul still has a camera of Harry Jr.’s. He was a wonderful person who was admired and respected in many ways by people who knew him. We will miss his quick wit, intellect, and great sense of humor the most. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Services will be held at Hillside at a later date.

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

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Sharon M. Trudeau
June 16, 1973 ~ November 30, 2019
Greenfield, Ma.

Sharon M. Trudeau, 46, of Greenfield, Ma. died Saturday (11-30-2019) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Ma. She was born in Northampton, Ma. on June 16, 1973 the daughter of Merle and Pamela (Watkins) Donovan. Sharon was a graduate of Mohawk Trail Regional High School and worked as a CNA. She loved her dogs.

She is survived by her mother Pamela Mac Leod of Greenfield, Ma. and her father Merle Donovan of California. She is also survived by her partner Arthur Churchill of Colrain, Ma. and her children: Cory Trudeau and Ryan Trudeau both of Colrain, Ma. Derek Donovan and his wife Brittany of Arizona. and her siblings: Merle Donovan Jr. and his wife Sandra of Colrain, Ma. Eric Donovan and his wife Sharon on Northfield, Ma. Robert Donovan and his wife Maijia of Barre, Ma. and Tammy Campbell and her husband Aaron of Greenfield, Ma. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Ellis and Jason Donovan.

There will be a celebration of Life for Sharon on Saturday (12-7-2019) at 11:00 A.M. at the Mary Lyons Church, Buckland, Ma. The Rev. Rich Fournier, Pastor will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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

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Maralee Deane Harry
November 9, 1958 ~ November 10, 2019
Goshen, Ma.

Maralee Deane Harry, 61 of Goshen, Ma. died Sunday morning (11-10-2019) at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Greenfield, Ma. on Nov. 9, 1958 the daugther of Roland and Eleanor (Severance) Deane. She was educated in Northfield schools and graduated from Pioneer Valley Regional School in 1977.

Early in life Maralee worked at Merilatt Cabinets in Whatley where she met her husband Mark. They were married on June 18, 2006. She later worked at Foster's Market for 25 years until ill health prevented her from working. She loved going to the family camp in New Hampshire, and boating and kyaking. She also loved to travel and was an avid gardener.

She is survied by her husband Mark, and daughter Melanie Russell and her huaband Dustin of Ashfield, Ma. and grandchildren: Jaidon Leonard, and Edwin Russell. She is also survived by her siblings: Roland Deane and his wife Mabel of Three Forks, MT. Jeffery Deane of Northfield, MA. John Deane and his wife Leona of Bozeman, MT. and Jacquelyn "Lindy" Deane of Derwood, MD.

Funeral services will be Tuesday (11-19-2019) a week from today at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. at 11:00 A.M. The Rev. Michael Gantt will officiate. Burial will follow in West Northfield Cemetery, Northfield.

Calling hours will be Monday (11-18-2019) from 5-7- P.M. at the funeral home.

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

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Lillie-Mae (Johnson) Blodgett
June 7, 1926 ~ November 3, 2019
Vernon, Vt.

Lillie-Mae (Johnson) Blodgett, 93 passed peacefully on Sunday November 3, 2019 at Vernon Green Nursing Home, SpragueVernon, Vt. She was born in Brattleboro, Vt. June 7, 1926 to Oscar B. Johnson Sr. and Gertrude (Bailey) Johnson. She grew up in Brattleboro and Guilford, graduating eighth grade from Algiers School in Guilford in 1940. While four of her siblings served in WWII she worked at Spaulding Sports factory on Birge St. stitching baseballs and stringing tennis rackets. At 17 she became a telephone operator in Brattleboro in the day when even a local call needed the operator for a connection. She married Earle T. Blodgett on August 24, 1946 and moved to Vernon where she became part of the R.E. Blodgett & Sons Dairy Farm, working along side her husband putting her hand to many aspects of farm work. She is predeceased by her parents, her husband Earle in 1977 and her siblings, Robert Johnson, Martha Johnson, Oscar Johnson Jr. and Beverly Skibniowski and a great grandchild Joshua.

She is survived by her son: Donald and his wife Nancy of Vernon, Vt. and her daughter Jeanne Mears and her husband Michael of Hummelstown, PA. and her brother: Frederick Johnson of Bernardston, MA. and six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lillie-Mae was always a loving and loyal wife, and supportive mother and grandmother. Most recently she has been a much loved, spunky and spirited resident of Vernon Green Nursing Home. She will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services will Saturday November 9, 2019, at the Advent Christian Church, 4554 Ft. Bridgman Rd. Vernon, Vt. at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow inTyler Cemetery, Vernon. A reception will follow burial at the church.

There will be a calling from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the church on Saturday.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Vernon Green Activity Fund, 61 Greenway Dr. Vernon, Vt. 05354.

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

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Irah W. Snow
July 9, 1928 ~ September 27, 2019
Bernardston, Ma.

Irah W. Snow, 91 of Bernardston, Ma. died Friday (9-27-2019) at Charlene Manor Healthcare Center in Greenfield, Ma. Irah was born in Bernardston, Ma. on July 9, 1928 the son Edward and Allene (Newton) Snow. He was a 1947 graduate of Greenfield High School. He was married to the former Lois McAuliffe on September 22, 1951 in the Goodale United Church in Bernardston. He worked early in life for the fomer Dunnell Fuels in Northfield, then worked for Jewitt Plumbing in Brattleboro, Vt. and finally at Marlboro College in Marlboro, Vt. from where he retired. He was a long time member of the Bernardston Fire Dept. serving for many years as an engineer. He loved camping, jigsaw puzzles, and spending time in his swimming pool.

He is survived by his wife Lois of 68 years, and his sons: Michael and his wife Kerry, Kevin and his wife Sydney and Jeffrey all of Bernardston, Ma. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Sharon Tremholm, Timothy, Phillip, and Hillary Snow, Carla and Calvin Brown, and his brother Harold and his wife Kay of Northfield, Ma. and a sister-in-law Katherine Morse of Margaretville, NY. Eleven great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be October 13, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. in Center Cemetery, Bernardston. The Rev. David Neil, Pastor of the United Church of Bernardston will officiate.

There are no calling hours.

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

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William H. Massey
November 16, 1950 ~ September 25, 2019
Greenfield, Ma.

William H. Massey, 68, of Greenfield, Ma. died Wednesday evening (9-25-2019) at his home. William was born in Northampton, Ma. on November 16, 1950 the son of Luther A. and Evelyn (DeBarge) Massey. He was educated in Greenfield schools and was a 1968 graduate of Greenfiel High School. He served with the Massachusetts National Guard for six years. He was married to the former Cecile Bonnett on April 28, 1973 in St. Patrick's Church in Northfield. He worked for 45 years for the former Mohawk Plastics and then at Hi D Liners until his retirement in 2013. He was a member of the Greenfield Elks and very active with the Greenfield Girl's Softball League running the Concessions stand. He and his wife served meals to the Northfield Kiwanis Club for many years. He loved to attend Sporting events in which his grandchildren participated.

He is suvived by his wife Cecile of 47 years and his children: Jason Massey and his wife Stacey of Montague, Ma. and Amy Podolski and her husband Michael of Greenfield, Ma. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Johnathon Merriett, Julia and Janelle Massey, Tyler and Kaleb Podolski, and his brother: Luther Massey Jr. and his wife Patty of Hinsdale, N.H.

A Catholic prayer service will be held at Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. on Monday (9-30-2019) at 11:00 A.M. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor of St. Patrick's Church will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield.

Calling hours will be Sunday (9-29-2019) from 5--7 P.M. at the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to Yankee Family Dialysis, 115 Wildwood Ave. Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

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

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Kenneth Brandon Miller
September 24, 2019
Northfield, Ma.

Kenneth Brandon Miller, 44, passed away unexpectedly due to a Massive Cardiac Event on Tuesday the 24th of SpragueSeptember at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. He was surrounded by family.

Brandon was a long-time resident of Northfield and attended Northfield Elementary School, Pioneer Valley Regional School, and Franklin County Technical School.

He grew up working in a family business where he worked for many years at Ken Miller & Son Auctioneers. Throughout his career he also worked at Component Building Systems Inc., Lodge Tire, Art’s Tire Inc., BJ’s Wholesale Club, and Adams Direct Mail Services.

Brandon is pre-deceased by his Grandparents Kenneth L. and Velma Miller and his Father Kenneth Lee Miller. He leaves behind his girlfriend of many years, Carrie Lapine of Greenfield, his Step-Mother Wendy Miller of Northfield; three Sisters, Casey Miller of Greenfield, Erin (Miller) and her husband Kenneth Schouler of Lubbock, Texas, and Melissa Miller of Belchertown; many Nieces and Nephews, Kenny Rogers, his fiancé Geanna Raco, and their daughter Vivian Rogers, Dylan Rogers, Kyle, Alyson, Nichole, and Jacob Schouler, Katie, Kiani, and Hayley Brown; many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Brandon also leaves behind many friends whom he considered his family, including his very close friends; Tom Hatch, Joe Celli, and Dave Rubeck.

When he was younger, Brandon enjoyed RC racing and shared this sport with his nephews Kenny and Dylan. In his free time, he enjoyed; snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, working on vehicles, shooting darts, gaming, attending the Harley Rendzvous Motorcycle Rally, and creating “adventurous” memories with his family and friends. He was an avid Metallica and Patriots fan.

Brandon was well known for his nickname “Mongo”. He was an amazing friend, the best friend a person could ask for. He would do and give anything to protect the people he loved. He had many different sayings that were unique and will forever be remembered.

~SLAMBA JAMBA~

Calling hours will be Friday October 4th from 5-7pm at Kidder Funeral Home in Northfield, a celebration of life will be the following day, October 5th at the home of Joe and Kim Celli in Charlemont, MA. GPS address is 1593 Mohawk Trail Shelburne Falls. Please come at any time. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to any branch of Greenfield Cooperative Bank to the Kenneth Brandon Miller Memorial Fund.

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

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Marjorie E. Slocum
August 16, 1922 ~ August 21, 2019
Bernardston, Ma.

Marjorie E. (Lovell) Slocum born August 16, 1922 to Virginia J. (Potts) and Roger M. Lovell passed away peacefully at home on August 21, 2019. Marge graduated from Classical High School, Worcester, MA in 1940. She was the class secretary and captained the girls’ varsity field hockey, basketball and tennis teams. She spent summers at the Southern Worcester County Health Camp as a counselor and waterfront director. 1940 to 1942 she attended the University of Maryland and studied physical education. In June 1942 she obtained her American Red Cross Swimming Instructors rating. She taught Health and Physical Education at Classical High School and coached girls field hockey, basketball and tennis. She also was a swimming instructor at the Worcester YWCA.

In 1945 she married George C. Slocum Sr. and moved to Louisiana where he was stationed in the U.S. Army. The next 10 years she spent being a wife and mother to four children. In 1955 Marge and George bought a dairy farm and moved to Bernardston to raise their family. After a few years of dairy farming George took another job and Marjorie and her sons tended to the farm. In 1957 Marge renewed her American Red Cross Swimming Instructors rating and began teaching for several years at the Green River Swimming Pool, Camp Kewanee, Camp Stonehenge and Camp Lionel. 1957 was also the year that Route 91 divided their farm property which had extended from Huckle Hill to Falls River. Marjorie has told stories of chasing loose cows through the construction of the highway while she was pregnant with her fifth child. The cows were soon replaced with horses. After all, they had all this property and needed to put it to good use! In the years 1963 through 1965 Marge was the Director of Physical Education for the Town of Montague. She coached girls’ varsity and JV volleyball, basketball and softball. She also supervised Junior High sports play days and organized a gymnastics team. In 1966 she started the Trailblazers 4-H Club and was the leader for at least 10 years. She also was a Girl Scout leader and director of Camp Stonehenge where she was known as “Pogo” after the comic strip.

Her greatest accomplishment was in 1968 at the age of 48 when she completed her Bachelor Degree in Physical Education. She coached the GCC Women’s Basketball team and won the Community College state championship in 1971 and was inducted into the GCC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1974. From 1970 to the early 1980’s she taught physical education and coached JV and Varsity field hockey, JV Basketball and Softball at Pioneer Valley Regional School. During these years we became accustomed to living out of the laundry basket and getting our own dinner! During the summer she trailered her daughter’s horse to 4-H and Open Horse Shows and was her biggest supporter! She got so much enjoyment from her Morgan horses which were trained to ride and drive. After her children were grown up she turned to, breeding, raising and training Doberman Pinchers. With several of her dogs she accomplished several obedience and utility levels in the US and Canada. She and George spent their retirement years as Snowbirds going to Florida in the winter. She was a member of the United Church of Bernardston and enjoyed going to the Bernardston Senior Center.

She was a strong amazing woman with a great sense of humor, compassion and touched so many people’s lives. She leaves her children Donald of Bernardston, George Jr (Sandi) of Virginia, David (Marsha) of New Hampshire and Christina Wysk (Kenneth) of Bernardston. She also leaves nine grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband George Slocum, Sr., her daughter Jean and sister Marilyn Scherer. The family would like to thank LifePath and the caregivers from Interim Health for their years of service and Hospice of Franklin County for making her transition easier.

In lieu of flowers donations to these agencies would be appreciated.

Calling hours will be Sunday September 1, 2019 at Kidder Funeral Home, Northfield, MA from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, MA

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

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Richard Henry Bassett
March 28, 1923 ~ July 31, 2019
Northfield, Ma.

Richard Henry Bassett, 96 of Northfield passed away peacefully at home on July 31, 2019. Richard was born in SpragueNorthfield to Henry & Olive (Holton) Bassett on March 28, 1923.

Richard married the former Marion Hewitt on August 28, 1954. Marion predeceased him on December 28, 1987.
He is survived and lovingly remembered by his 3 children, Clifford of Port St. Lucie, FL, Edmund of Northfield, MA and Janice (Dustin) Towne of Gill, MA.

Four grandchildren, Robert Bassett, Shawna Hanna, Nathan & Jared Towne and 3 great grandchildren, Chloe, Hunter, and Liam. Richard’s is also survived by his brother Roger Bassett (Donna), and sisters Grace Flood, Marita Kozma, and Beatrice Aldrich and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sister Evelyn Stevens.
Richard was a lifelong Northfield resident, graduating from Northfield High School in 1942 and building the home he resided in. After high school he worked for B.F. Lawrence, and then Bartlett Tree Service clearing power lines and for the Montague Tree Department. In 1951 he went into business with his brother-in-law John Elie (Elie & Bassett Caretaking & Trucking) performing tree work, landscaping and trucking, eventually branching out on his own in 1962. Bassett Caretaking as it was known, involved snowplowing, firewood deliveries, trucking, lawn mowing, landscaping and painting. Before retiring in 1988 he worked 9 years as a custodian at Pioneer Valley Regional School.
He was civic minded and was Northfields’ Tree Warden from 1970 to 1996 and Cemetery Commissioner from 1966 to 1996. After 1996, Richard continued to maintain the Northfield and also the Gill cemeteries which included digging graves by hand until the age of 85.

As a younger adult Richard was an amateur boxer, a member of the Greenfield Rubber League softball team, and after retiring was a mixed league bowling team member. Richard was also a member of the Moose Club for several years.
Richard enjoyed the outdoors and spent as much time as possible engaged in outside activities. He cut, split and delivered wood from his woodlot. He tapped maple trees, collecting, boiling and selling or giving away the syrup. He owned and regularly used an old Ford 8N tractor.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman, shooting many whitetail bucks in his lifetime. He also involved his sons in fishing excursions including ice fishing in VT, and salmon fishing in ME. He owned snowmobiles and was a proficient ice skater in his younger years. He enjoyed watching baseball and the western channel.

Richard was never good at remembering names, but always had a cheerful disposition and warm greeting. He enjoyed going to restaurants and socializing with friends and family and attending the Northfield Senior Center. He leaves those who knew him with many happy memories and he will be greatly missed.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to Overlook Hospice for their compassionate care they gave to our dad.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northfield Council of Aging or LifePath Meal on Wheels.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, August 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Avenue, Northfield, MA. On Friday, August 9th, a graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM at the West Northfield Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Burks, pastor of the Advent Chrisitian Church, Vernon, Vt. Will officiate.

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

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Judith M. Flagg
May 10, 1941 ~ July 28, 2019
Northfield, Ma.

Judith M. Flagg, 78, of Northfield, Ma. and formerly of Bernardston, Ma. died Sunday evening (7-28-2019) at Charlene Manor Healthcare Center, in Greenfield, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Montague, Ma. on May 10, 1941 the daughter of Alan and Lillian (Martin) Shedd. Judy was a 1959 graduate of Turners Falls High School. She always said that the fifteen years she was a stay at home Mom were the best of her life. She was employed over the years at Bernardston Elementary School as secretary, Met Life Insurance, The Greenfield Town Crier, Ames SpragueDepartment Store, Wells Tools, and finally as an assistant at the Northfield/Bernardston Senior Center. She was a 4-H leader for many years, and a 20 year member of the Bernardston Fire Department. She had a life long love of horses. Judy feels her greatest pride was her children and grand and great grandchildren. Judy's final words, 'I may not of had much, but I had family and friends that I cherished and I would not change that for the world'.

She is survived by her children: Patricia Byrne and her husband Jim of Leverett, MA. Vickie Ovitt and her husband Bill Jr. of Bernardston, Ma. and Donna Flagg of Erving, MA. She is also survived by her siblings: Marvin Shedd and his wife Sue, Robert Shedd and his wife Linda, Peter Shedd and his wife Roxanne, and Paul Shedd all of Bernardston, MA. and Michael Dalton and his wife Mary-Anne of eastern, MA. John Dalton of Gill, Ma. and Debbie Dalton and her husband Fred D'Aguiar of Los Angeles, CA. and her step mother, Ernestine Shedd of Bernardston, Ma. and grandchildren: Angela Roberts, Kristina Eddy, Brandon Ovitt, Holly Shockro, Rebecca Hobbs, Tyler Hobbs, Joseph White, Ben and Mary Byrne and great grandchildren: Arianna, Kaylee, Jayce, Leah, Caleb, Collin, Owen, Ava, Liam, Gavin, Jaxson, Alivia, Brooke, Benjamin, Aubrey, Cooper, Weston, and Holden.

Funeral services will be Saturday (8-3-2019) 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 August 10, 2019 in Center Cemetery, Bernardston at 10:00 A.M.

Calling hours will be Friday evening (8-2-2019) from 7-9 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.

Donations in her memory may be made to either LifePath, 101 Munson St. Suite 201, Greenfield, Ma. 01301 or 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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Dennis (Denny) Wiliams
August 10, 1947 ~ July 27, 2019
Winchester, N.H.

Dennis (Denny) Wiliams, 71 died July 27, 2019 at his home. He was the third child of Howard and Edith (Tenney) Williams. He was born in Greenfield, MA on August 10, 1947. He lived in Northfield most of his life and moved "over-the-hill" to Winchester, NH later in life. He attended Pioneer Valley Regional School. He then joined the US Navy and left with an honorable discharge. He went on to work for the Northfield Highway department, dispatched for Southwest Fire Mutual Aid in Keene, NH, helped set up the County Dispatch at the Franklin Co. Hospital in Greenfield, MA., Spraguedelivered fuel for Shanahan Fuel of Greenfield, MA, and worked as an oil burner technician for A.R. Sandri of Greenfield, MA. While working in Keene he purchased property in Nelson, NH and built a home there. When he joined the Northfield Fire Departmemt, it became a family affair with his father Howard Williams as Chief. Dennis retired after 32 years of devoted service to the town and was a lifetime member of the fire department. As a much younger "adult" he enjoyed being quite a prankster. I'm sure there are several of his buddies that could tell some very interesting stories of their adventures. He enjoyed many trips to Maine. Some were for hunting or fishing, others for visiting relatives. One time while with his brother-in-law Don, they were riding along a dirt road only to look out Den's open window to see a "friendly" bear within inches of him.

Dennis will be sadly missed by his sisters. Alice (Girard) Gottardi of Greenfield, MA. Carol Holden and her husband Don of Northfield, MA. Janet and Rene Burdet of Cornville, ME. Nancy Brackett of Skowegan, ME. Martha Robinson and her husband George of Burnham, ME. and his brother Jim and his wife Coleen of Maiden, NC. Uncle Denny leaves behind many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews who loved and cherished him as he loved and cherished them. He made each one of them feel as if they were the most special one and they carry many fond memories of his hugs and the special attention he gave to each of them. He also leaves his Aunt, Viola Williams and a multitude of cousins. Beside his parents he was also predeceased by brother-in-laws Richard Girard and John Gottardi, and nephew Kyle Holden.

Funeral service will be Friday (8-2-2019) at 2:00 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. The Rev. Michael Gantt will officiate. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery, Northfield, MA.

There will be a calling hour on Friday (8-2-2019) 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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Rose T. Lisowski
October 27, 1923 ~ July 16, 2019
Westfield, Ma.

Rose T. Lisowski, 95, of Westfield died Tuesday ( 7/16/19) afternoon at the Governor's Center in Westfield. She was born the Spraguedaughter of John and Catherine Lencicki on October 27, 1923. She was educated in Westfield schools and then earned an Associates Degree from New England Conservatory in Boston. She married Paul Lisowski and was a bookkeeper up till her first child was born and then became a stay at home Mom to raise her five sons. Rose loved poetry, she would write poetry for her family and had some of it published in the local Westfield paper, she loved to garden, both flowers and vegetables, she grew ribbon winning Zinnia's for the Big E and grew vegetables which she canned to help with food for the winter for her family.

She is survived by four Sons, Larry and his wife Michelle of Windham, NH, David of Norhthampton, Mass, Rev. Thomas Lisowski of Northfield, Mass and Joseph and his wife Lisa of Kingston, Mass, seven Grand Children, Rebecca, Alex and his wife Alyssa, Chris, William , Neil, Vicki and Christine. She was Pre Deceased by her husband Paul and her Son John.

There will be a Liturgy of Christian Burial on Monday, July 22, 2019 at St Patrick's Church, Main St in Northfield, Mass. at 11:15 A.M., officiating will be Monsignor Dan Liston, Concelebrate Rev. Thomas Lisowski and assisted by Deacon David Culliton. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Westfield, Mass at 2:00 P.M. There will be calling hours from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. on Monday July 22, 2019 at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, Mass.

Donations in her memory may be made to St. Patricks Church, 80 Main St., Northfield, Mass. 01360
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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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