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

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

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

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

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

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

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Phyllis E Given
December 3, 2018
Belfast, Maine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Donations in his memory can be made to the Northfield Baptist Church, 87 Main St. Northfield, MA 01360 or to the Northfield VFW, 545 Mt. Hermon Station Rd. Northfield, MA 01360.

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

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David "Mike" R. Gibson
February 20, 1941 ~ November 14, 2018
Northfield, Ma.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carl is survived by many friends and caregivers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Alana Lee Bolton Gadreault


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Michael Jeffrey Stennes
July 22, 2018
Elkins, West Virginia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Lieu of Flowers the family requests donations in his memory be made to either Northfield VFW Post 9874, 545 Mt. Hermon Station Rd. Northfield, Ma. 01360 or St. Judes Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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

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Holly M. Llewelyn
September 25, 1973 ~ July 9, 2018
Northfield, Ma.Gray

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St. Suite 2, Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are no calling hours.

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

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

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

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

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

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

At her request there will be no services.

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

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

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





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