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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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

Click here to send a condolence message.



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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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
.
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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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
.
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.

Click here to send a condolence message.


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.

Click here to send a condolence message.