Madelyn M. Mankowsky
August 24, 1920 ~ May 16, 2018
Erving, Mass.

Madelyn M. Mankowsky, 97 of Erving, Ma. died Wednesday morning (5-16-2018) at Buckley Healthcare Center, Greenfield, Ma. She was born in Northfield, Ma. on August 24, 1920 the daughter of Ernest and Ethel (Field) Whitney. Madelyn was educated in Northfield schools and was a graduate of Northfield High Class of 1938. She worked at the former Greenfield Tap & Die during WW II.

She was married to Carroll Mankowsky for sixty-seven years until his death in 2012. She was a communicant of St. John's Church in Millers Falls, Ma. She loved her home for sixty eight years in Millers Falls and enjoyed caring for it. She loved to travel and had several crafts, most notably knitting and rug making. She was happiest when providing child care to the little people of her extended family, who loved her right back.

She is survived by two sons: David of Port Charlotte, Fl. and Paul of Naples, FL. five grandchildren, and one great grandchild, and by dozens of Nieces and nephews and cousins.

There will be a time of gathering at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. on July 28, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. Burial will follow in Farms Cemetery, Northfield, Ma.

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Erwin C. "Bud" Streeter
September 28, 1928 ~ May 14, 2018
Bernardston, Mass.

Erwin C. "Bud" Streeter, 89 of Bernardston died Monday evening (5-14-2018) at Buckley Healthcare Center, Greenfield. He was born in Bernardston on September 28, 1928 the son of Herman and Lottie (Pratt) Streeter. Bud was a graduate of Greenfield Vocational School, class of 1946. He owned and operated the City Line Garage in Bernardston which later became B & B Auto sales. He then worked at Toyota of Greenfield as a salesman and finally he co-owned and operated B & B Auto Rental from where he retired. He had developed and patented a specialty tail gate for farm trucks. He loved antique autos and old gas engines, and was known for his "Do Nothng" lawn mower. He was one of the originators of the Bernardston Gas Engine Show. He was a member of the Bernarston Kiwanis for 50 years.

He is survived by his wife the former Katherine (Fitzgerald); and his children: Steven Streeter and his wife Carol of Jacksonville, Fl Ralph Streeter of Turners Falls, Mass. Doreen Stevens and her husband Gary of Gill, Ma. and Mindy McDonough and her husband Jim of Northfield and his step son Timothy Dean and step daughter, Pamela Deane both of Bernardston, Ma. He is also survived by sisters: Lucy Stevens of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl and Joyce Stote of Swanzey, NH Eleven grandchildren and Seventeen Great Grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service on June 2, 2018 at Center Cemetery Bernardston, Mass. at 11:00 A.M. The Rev. David Neil, Pastor of the United Church of Bernarston will officiate. A celebration of his life will follow immediately from 12- 4 P.M. at Kiwanis Park in North Bernardston.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in his memory may be made to either: Bernardston Kiwanis Club, C/O Rusell Deane 259 Bald Mtn. Rd. Bernardston, Ma. 01337 or the United Church of Bernardston, P.O. Box 503 Bernardston Ma. 01337.

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

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Richard "Dick" H. Sheldon Jr.
August 26, 1935 ~ May 15, 2018
Middletown, R.I.

Richard "Dick" H. Sheldon Jr. 82 of Middletown, R.I. died peacefullly at Newport Hospital on May 15, 2018. He was born in Malden, Ma. on August 26, 1935 the son of Richard and Jane (Cotton) Sheldon. He attended Malden (MA) High School and enlisted in the US Air Force for four years.

After the Air Force he began working for Goodyear Tires for 10 years as well as Fountain as an assistant service manager. He then worked for 10 years at King Motors in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. After retirement he lived in Deland, FL and from there in 2007 he moved to Middletown, R.I.

He is survived by a son Scott Sheldon of Florida, a stepson Randy Lively and his wife Jeanine of Bourne, Ma. and a grandaughter Nikki Lively and her husband Aric of Greenfield, Ma. He is also survived by his sisters: Lorraine Livotti of Natick, Ma. Jeanette Peters of Largo, FL, Elizabeth King of Ventura, CA, and Pamela Sheldon of Middletown, R.I. four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. He was predeceased in death by his wife Beatrice (Jurkowski) Sheldon, his parents Richard and Jane I Cotton Sheldon Killoran.

Funeral services will be private with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield, Ma.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth St. NW. Washington, D.C. 20006-3517.

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Georgianna B. Dingman
February 1, 1940 ~ May 3, 2018
Winchester, N.H.

Georgianna B. Dingman, 78 of Winchester, N.H. died Thursday evening (5-3-2018) at Cheshire raymondMedical Center, Keene, NH surrounded by her family. She was born in Montague, Ma. on Feb. 1, 1940 the daughter of Theodore and Thelma (French) Miller. She was educated in Northfield, MA. schools. Early in life she was a school bus driver for Harris Transportation enjoying time spent with the school children. She worked many jobs between her time being a Mom, including at Kulick's Market and Mr Mike's in Winchester, NH. She worked for Bridgeport Metals and Gratton and Weeks Paper Co. in Hinsdale, NH, and in housekeeping at Thompson House in Brattleboro,Vt. and Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH. She served on the Winchester Ambulance for over 30 years. She was a race car driver especially VW's at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester winning several events. She had a special love for her three dogs: Tessie, Tyson, and Bella.

She is survived by her sons: Alfred Jr. and his fiancé' Michelle Fontaine of Swanzey, NH Edmund and his companion Heidi Pinger of Winchester, NH Raymond and his wife Heidi of Winchester, NH. and Wayne and his wife Karen of Spofford, NH. She is also survived by her siblings: Theodore Miller Jr. of Ashuelot, NH. Roger Miller and his wife Shirley of Ozark, AL. John Miller Sr. and his wife Barbara of Hinsdale, NH Norman Miller Sr. and his wife Paula of Northfield, Ma. Diane Nadeau and her husband Dennis of Hinsdale, N.H. and Julie Seymour and her husband Daniel of Hinsdale, NH. and grandchildren: Joslyn, Ranee''', Jarred, Edmund Jr. Wayne Jr. Robert, Wendy, Kaitlyn, Kristen, Jennifer, Amy, Raymond Jr. Sheena, and Tabitha. 23 Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister Francise Benoit and a daughter-in-law Naomi Dingman.

Funeral Services will be Friday (5-11-2018) at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. at 11:00 A.M. The Rev. Matt Worral, Pastor of Grace Christian Fellowship will officiate. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester, NH.

There will be calling hours on Thursday evening (5-10-2018) at the funeral home from 7-9 P.M.

There will be a reception following the burial at the Winchester VFW.

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Ethel T. Doolittle
May 6, 1946 ~ May 3, 2018 raymond
Northfield, Ma.

Ethel T. Doolittle, 71 of Meadow St. Northfield, died Thursday morning (5-3-2018) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Ma. She was born in Brattleboro, Vt. on May 6, 1946 the daughter of Glenn and Doris (Bailey) Hutchins. She was educated in local schools and was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School in 1964. She served in the US Navy during the Viet Nam Conflict attaining the rank of PNSN. She served at USNTC Bainbridge, MD. preparing orders to transfer personel to war. She was married to Edward Doolittle on June 2, 1967 in Northfield, Ma. She worked many years at Northfield Mt. Hermon School in the Admissions office, and then at Phoenix Life in Greenfield until her retirement.

She was a charter member and past president of the VT. Green Mountain Waves Unit 109. She was also a former member of the Ladies Guild of the Trinitarian Congregational Church, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Northfield VFW Post 9874. She was an active prayer warrior and led many home meetings.

She will be sadly mourned and greatly missed yet fondly remembered by her family relatives and friends for her gentle manner.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years Edward, and her daughter Gail Doolittle of Vernon, Vt. and her brothers: Clayton Hutchins and his wife Bonnie of Willow Creek, Pa. Glenn Hutchins and his wife Cindy of Gastonia, NC. Edward Hutchins and his wife Tamae' of Reo Rancho, NM and James Hutchins and his wife Bonnie of Newport Center, VT. Many Nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers: George and John.

Funeral services will be Monday (5-7-2018) at 10:00 A.M. at the Sage Chapel on the campus of Thomas Aquinas College Northfield, Ma. The Rev. Michael Gantt of the Agape Christian Fellowship will officiate assisted by Rev. Ben Whittinghill of the Rivertown Church. Burial will full military honors will follow in Pentecost Cemetery, Northfield. Ma.

Calling hours will be Sunday evening (5-6-2018) from 5-7 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Christian Bookshelf at the Dickinson Mem. Library, 115 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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Donald E. Hartwell
October 4, 1948 ~ April 24, 2018
Northfield, Ma.

Donald E. Hartwell, 69, of Northfield, Ma. passed away April 24, 2018 following a recent illness. Donald was born on October 4, 1948 to Harold and Rachael (Kemp) Hartwell. Donald was a livestock truck driver for most his life. He owned a herd of Angus, and especially enjoyed the spring when it was calving season. He was a hard working member of the farming community, always lending a hand to anyone in need, even after long hours on the road. To all the wonderful, caring friends of Donalds throughout the community, our family wants to say a heartfelt THANK YOU.
Donald is predeceased by his parents, Harold and Rachael (Kemp) Hartwell as well as his longtime girlfriend Eleanor Allen.

He is survived by several siblings: Linda Bridges (Donald Sr,), Lou Ann Holt (John), Debra Holt (Sonny), Douglas (Joyce Rowe), Lisa Hamlin (Steve). Also missing him will be numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration in Remembrance of Donald's life will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 10:00 - 11:30 A.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. A graveside burial service will be a 1:00 P.M. at West Branch Cemetery, Colrain, Ma.

Donations in his memory may be made to MA 4-H Dairy Program, Attn. Scott Poitras, 95 Hollow Rd. Brimfield, Ma. 01010.

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Patrick G. Mockler
December 11, 1947 ~ April 22, 2018
Vernon, Vt.

Patrick G. Mockler, 70, formerly of Vernon died Sunday (4-22-2018) at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, Vt. He was born in Norwalk, Ct. on December 11, 1947 the son of Howard and Alice (McLoughlin) Mockler. He was educated in Norwalk schools and then enlisted in the US Army serving in Viet Nam where he was disabled. He lived in Norwalk, Ct. and Vernon, VT his whole life and two years ago entered the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington. He had a great love for animals and raised various pets and birds for show over the years. He was an avid gardener and photographer, always enjoying hiking, running and cross country skiing.

He is survived by nine nieces and nephews, ten great nieces and nephews, and eight great great nieces and nephews.

There will be a Catholic Prayer service on Wednesday (4-25-2018) 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, Northfield will officiate. Burial will follow in Tyler Cemetery, Vernon, Vt.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home, 325 North St. Bennington, Vt. 05201.

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Michael R. Dougherty
December 11, 1947 ~ April 22, 2018
Leyden, Mass.

Michael R. Dougherty passed away peacefully at home with his wife Kay by his side. Mike was born in Minneapolis, MN, July 8, 1955 to Roger and Marilyn ( Meyer ) Dougherty. He and Kay were married in Madison, WI in 1983. Mike and Kay worked side by side in restaurants around the country, finally settling in the pioneer valley in 2000 and opening 7 South Bakery in Bernardston.

A loving husband and loyal friend, Mike worked hard and played hard all his life. His quirky humor and fun-loving nature will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Memorial donations in Mike's honor my be made to the Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St, Greenfield, Mass 01301. Kidder Funeral Home , 1 Parker Ave Northfield , Mass is in charge of arrangements.

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Tropa M. Jacques
December 11, 1947 ~ April 22, 2018
Vernon, Vt.

Tropa M. Jacques, 84 of Vernon died Thursday evening (4-19-2018) at the Vernon Green Nursing Home, Vernon, Vt. Private servivces will be held at the convenience of the family. Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. is in charge of arrangements.

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Henry “Jim“ Blair, Jr.
October 25, 1946 ~ April 17, 2018
Winchester, N.H.

Henry “Jim“ Blair, Jr., 71of Winchester died Tuesday evening, 4/17/18 in the comfort of his
home. He was born in Brattleboro, VT October 25, 1946, son of Henry and Elinor (Maxwell)
Blair. He was a 1964 graduate of Monadnock Regional School and went on to attend Coyne
Electrical school in Boston. He enlisted in the Navy in 1965 and proudly served on the USS
Manley until 1969. He completed two tours in Vietnam. In 1983 he established Jim Blair
Electric, retiring after more than 25 years due to illness. He was an active member of
Winchester VFW Post 3968 and Minot-Rivers American Legion, and a former member of the
Winchester Kiwanis. He loved the outdoors, fast cars, traveling, attending the Manley
reunions, and especially his family.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia, and his mother Elinor Blair of Keene; his daughter Kristen
and Abram Howe, his grandson Kyle McMahon all of Winchester; his sister Linda Ward and
her husband David, of Antrim NH, step children Jeremiah Garland and his wife Doris, Jessica
Leclaire and her husband Ron, step grandchildren Sebastian, Jonas, and Sophia Garland and
Addison Leclaire all of Swanzey, NH, and three nieces and their families. He was predeceased
by his Father, Henry.

There will be calling hours on Sunday 4/22/18 from 3-5 at Kidder Funeral Home in Northfield,
MA.

There will be a procession on Monday 4/23 at 2 from the funeral home to Evergreen Cemetery
in Winchester. Following the graveside services there will be a reception at the Winchester
VFW on Main Street in Winchester.

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William L. Barnes
February 5, 1950 ~ April 2, 2018
Bernardston, Ma.

William L. Barnes, 68, of Bernardston, died Monday morning (4-2-2018) at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Greenfield, Ma. on February 5, 1950, the son of Leonard and Mavis (Jackson) Barnes. Bill was educated in the Northfield schools and was a 1968 graduate of Pioneer Valley Regional High School. He then served in the US Marine Corp during the Vietnam War and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was married to the love of his life, Prudence Grover, on July 15, 1972. Prudy predeceased him in 1990. He worked for the B & M Railroad for 18 years. In 1991, he took an early retirement to raise his two daughters. He purchased the Northfield Food Mart from his mother in 1984 and ran the family business until his retirement in 2016. Besides spending time with family and friends, Bill was an avid golfer, who was a member of The Crumpin Fox Club. He even had a “hole in one” on the 3rd hole in 2002. He enjoyed being a part of the American Pool Players Association, playing out of the Greenfield Polish Club. He had a passion for traveling to Las Vegas with family and friends. Bill’s greatest joy was spending time with his daughters and grandsons.

He is survived by his daughters: Jessica Barnes of Hadley, MA and Megan Werden and her husband Michael of Northfield, MA and his grandchildren: William, Ashton, Noah and Quinn. He is also survived by his sisters: Julia Stone and her husband Frank Sawicki of Niantic, CT, Deborah Baumeister and her husband Chris of Gilmanton, NH, and a brother Ronald and his wife Cynthia of So. Deerfield, MA; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Thursday evening (4-5-2018) from 5-7 P.M. at Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA.

Funeral services will be Friday (4-6-2018) at the United Church of Bernardston, at 10:00 A.M. The Rev. David Neil, Pastor will officiate. Burial with full military honors will follow in Center Cemetery, Bernardston, MA.

To carry on his love for the community, donations can be made in memory of William Barnes, to the Northfield Food Pantry, 115 Main St. Northfield, Ma. The family plans to honor Bill with an Alzheimer’s Awareness Golf Tournament at a later date.

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Julia A. Quinn
November 30. 1930 ~ April 1, 2018
Northfield, Ma.raymond

Julia A. Quinn, 87 of Northfield died Easter Sunday morning (4-1-2018) at Baystate Franklin Medical Center Greenfield with family by her side. She was born in Northfield, Ma. on November 30. 1930 the daughter of Peter E. and Julia (Bocjun) Ladzinski. Juila was a lifelong resident of Northfield and was educated in Northfield schools. She was a graduate of Northfield High School Class of 1948.

She met the love of her life in high school David Quinn Sr. and they were married on June 20, 1950 in St. Patrick's Church, Northfield. They were married almost 68 years. Raising a family, early in life she was a Cub Scout den mother, and a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She was an integral part of running the family business. She was a devout member of St. Patrick's Church and former member of the Women's Guild and the church choir.. She was a member of the Fortnightly Club in Northfield for many years. She volunteered in the gift shop at the former Franklin County Public Hospital. She enjoyed snowmobiling all over the Northeast, and boating particularly at Spofford Lake. Her family was her number one priority.

She is survived by her husband David and her son David Quinn Jr. and his wife Paula of Northfield, Ma. and daughter Joanne Streeter of Bernardston, Ma. and four grandchildren: Michael Quinn and his wife Stacy, Theresa Tsipenyuk and her husband Roman, Benjamn Streeter and his wife Jane, and Justin Streeter and his companion Amanda Stumpo. She is also survived by 11 great grandchildren and many neices and nephews.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday (4-4-2018) at 9:15 A.M. from the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick's Church, Main St. Northfield, Ma. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield.

Calling hours will be Tuesday evening (4-3-2018) from 5-7 P.M. at the funeral home.

Floral tributes are acceptable or Donations in her memory may be made to St. Patrick's Church, 80 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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John A. Smith
March 24, 2018
Northfield, Ma.raymond

John A. Smith, 84 of Northfield, MA died Saturday morning (3-24-2018), surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was born in Orange, MA. John graduated from Greenfield High School. He was a truck driver for Elwell Trucking in Greenfield. He retired in 1992 from Carroll Bros. Express. He loved the game of golf and was a life time member of Country Club of Greenfield. At the age of 70 he built a home in Halifax, VT on what he called “his mountain” where he and his wife lived until moving to Northfield two years ago to be closer to family. He loved the remote setting in Halifax and enjoyed all it had to offer, especially cutting wood and watching wild life roam through the yard.

He is survived by his wife Alane (Kendall), and three daughters: Shirley Tully and her husband Jack of Marietta, GA Teresa Nelson and her husband Jay of Northfield, MA and Anita McKague of San Mateo, CA. He is also survived by his step son Michael Kendall of Northfield, and his sister Mary Ann Mowry of Coconut Creek, FL. and his grandchildren: Katie Hutchinson, Kayla McKague, Jennifer Godshall, Emily Porreca and Kyle Kendall. Also three great granddaughters and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Madeline Holly and his grandson Nathan Hutchinson.

Special thanks to his “buddy” Kathy Niedbala for weekly lunch dates at the Four Leaf Clover. A big thank you to the wait staff at the Four Leaf Clover for their service and kindness. Thank you Phyllis and Bill Canon for your many kindnesses. Tom at Epic Health Services thanks for being so patient and kind to John during personal care visits.

There will be calling hours on Thursday (3-29-2018) at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA from 6-8 P.M. Funeral services will be private.

Donations in his memory may be made to either: Halifax Community Center, C/O Joan Courser, P.O. Box 127, West Halifax, VT 05358, or 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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Linwood R. Wallace
June 11, 1929 ~ March 23, 2018
Northfield, Ma.

Linwood R. Wallace, 88 formerly of Northfield, Ma. died Friday (3-23-2018) at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton, Ma. He was born in Portland, Me. on June 11, 1929 the son of Owen and Leora (Robbins) Wallace. Linwood was a graduate of Gorham State Teachers College, Gorham, Me. where he met his wife the former Mary Lou Brown. They married on June 20, 1953. They moved to Northfield a short time later. He taught Industrial Arts at Pioneer Valley Regional School starting in 1958 and retired in 1990. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, gardening and traveling. He was licensed pilot for many years. Mary Lou predeceased him 2015.

He is survived by his children: Gary Wallace and his wife Deenie of Leyden, Ma. Mark Wallace and his wife Jane of Prevessin France, Eric Wallace and his wife Annie of Brentwood, NH. and Karen Wallace and her husband Brett Deal of Franklin, NC. Nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on April 21, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. The Rev. Julie Olmsted, Pastor of the Trinitarian Congregational Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Hermon Cemetery, Northfield.

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

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

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John B. Nahajlo
March 3, 1929 ~ March 18, 2018
Northfield, Ma.

John B. Nahajlo, 89, of Northfield died Sunday morning (3-18-2018) at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Springfield, Ma. on March 3, 1929 the son John and Lucy (Pajak) Nahajlo. He was educated in Springfield Schools, then served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict serving in Panama. He was married on October 10, 1950 to the former Gladys Baran and they lived many years in Agawam, Ma. He worked for 34 years for Hamilton Standard in Windsor Locks, Ct. retiring as a superintendent. In 1988 they moved to Northfield where he became very active in the Kiwanis Club. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Northfield and was overseer of St. Mary's cemetery for many years. He loved boating, snowmobiling, and landscaping especially in his own yard.

He is survived by his wife, and son: Robert Nahajlo of North Granby, Ct. and his daughters: Elaine Zimmerman of Pt. Charlotte, FL. and Marie Geoffroy and her husband David of Chicopee, Ma. and his grandchildren: Jessica Sullivan, Kristin Zimmerman-Bourassa, Melissa Rocheleau, James Nahajlo, and Jessica Melaas, and great grandchildren: Braden and Connor Sullivan, Nicky Nahajlo,and Connor Rocheleau and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son John R. Nahajlo.

Funeral services will be Thursday (3-22-2018) from the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 PArker Ave. Northfield, Ma. at 9:15 a.m. followed by Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church 80 MainSt. Northfield at 10:00 A.M. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor, will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield.

There will be a calling hour Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time to leave for church at the funeral home.

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

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John Bruce Allen
March 26, 1956 ~ March 15, 2018
Northfield, Ma.

John Bruce Allen, 61 of Northfield died Thursday morning (3-15-2018) at his home. He was born in raymondHouston, Tx. on March 26, 1956 the son of the late Lt. Col. (USAF retired) Edwin "Sonny and Celia (Peters) Allen. He attended schools in England and many states as an Air Force dependent. After earning his GED in Greenfield he enlisted in the US Navy, serving as a chef's cook on the USS Albany. While stationed in San Diego, John was radically saved when some "Jesus Freaks" invited him to a free supper where he heard and accepted the gospel of Jesus Christ, and was baptized the same night. Following his honorable discharge in 1975, John attended the Franklin County Tech school as a post graduate, earning a plumbing certificate. His employment history included Boston & Maine Railroad, Poet Seat Nursing Home, and Cozy Corner Nursing Home. He joyfully attended and served as trustee for the Advent Christian Church in Vermont, Faith Baptist Church and Greenfield Alliance Church. He loved God and volunteered to help in Haiti. In 1998 he met his "wife to be" Saralynn, marrying nine months later on July 3, 1999. They lived in the log home they built in Northfield. He loved watching his grandson's sporting events, walking his grand dog Rocco in the woods, making rough cut furniture, pine cone wreaths, and generously helping other with home repairs and delivering "Meals on Wheels". He enjoyed long rides in his truck and Christian cruises in the Caribbean. Surely his many friends will miss his great smile and generous and loving spirit.

He is survived by his wife the former Saralynn Merrill and his son Tim J. Allen and his wife Amie of Northfield, Ma. his step children, Christopher Trudeau and his wife Christine of Clearwater, FL. Eric Trudeau and his wife Sara of Colrain, Ma. Kimberly Willor and companion Nick Paris of Watertown, Ma. and Jeremy Willor and companion Amy Murphy of Millers Falls, Ma. and grandchildren Sean and Everett Allen. He is also survived by his sisters, Sharon Dahlstrom of Greenfield, Ma. and Susan Allen of Oregon, and his nephew Jeff Dahlstrom.

Funeral services will be Monday (3-19, 2018) at the Greenfield Alliance Church 385 Chapman St. Greenfield, Ma. at 11:00 A.M. The Rev. Jason Beamon, Pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in Mt. Hermon Cemetery.

There will be calling hours on Monday at the church from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service.
Donations in his memory may be to Meals on Wheels 101 Munson St. Suite 201, Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

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

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David Pearson Radebaugh
November 5, 1927 ~ March 14, 2018
Northfield, Ma.
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David Pearson Radebaugh, 90 of Main St. Northfield, died Wednesday evening (3-14-2018) at Charlene Manor Healthcare in Greenfield. He was born in Greenfield, Ma. on November 5, 1927 the son of John and Olive (Lewis) Radebaugh. He was a graduate of Springfield Technical High School, and then graduate from Boston University School of Business Administration. He served in the US Army during WW II at Ft. Devens, MA, then Ft. Knox, Ky. and then Tokyo, Japan attaining the rank of Sergeant. He held several positions in banking in Pittsfield, and Springfield, Ma. He was operating officer, Treasurer, and Director of the Springfield Co Op Bank. He was also a commercial and industrial Real Estate broker. He was the founder and owner of Tech Roofing Service, Inc. in Springfield, Ma. He and his wife Judith owner and operated Northfield Antiques for 33 years. He served as a Trustee of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Northfield, was a planning board member in Northfield and a former member of the Rotary Club in Springfield, Ma. He loved sailing and racing his Tornado Catamaran sailboat. He also loved to travel, play tennis, where he was happiest when he was winning, play squash, and scuba dive. He was married on May 24, 1973 to the former Judith Webster in Orleans, Ma.

He is survived by his wife Judith, and children: David B. and his wife Dianne of Belchertown, Ma. Nancy Caldwell of Auburn, Ca. Paul A. of East Longmeadow, Ma. and his step children Eric Smith, Karla Tindell and husband Steve.
He is also survived by his grandchildren Laura Helms and her husband Tom, Kate Sypek and her husband Kevin, Alissa Caldwell, Alec Caldwell, Erica Radebaugh, Courtney Smith, Alex Young and Emily Young, and great grandchildren Zoe Helms, Pheobe Smith, Emma Helms, and Everly Seypk and Achilles. He is also survived by his brother Dr. John Radebaugh. He was predeceased by his sister June Hall, and step son Scott Smith.

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

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

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Patricia E. Robbins
April 23, 1944 ~ March 10, 2018
Gill, Ma.

Patricia E. Robbins, 73 of Main Rd. Gill, Ma. died Saturday morning (3-10-2018) at Charlene Mannor Healthcare, Greenfield. She was born in Greenfield, Ma. on April 23, 1944, the daughter of Philip and Helen (Newton) Kavanaugh. She was educated in Northfield schools and was a graduate of Pioneer Valley Regional School. Early in life she was a devoted mother. She went to work as the children got older, driving school bus for Bud Scott in Bernardston, then for Gordon Derrig in Northfield, and finally for Kuzmeskus Bus Co. in Turners Falls, and later Gill, Ma. She loved all animals, and enjoyed traveling especially to Coastal Maine.

She is survived by her son: Kevin Robbins of Gill, Ma. She always made it very clear that her son "was the world to her." She was predeceased her Brother Gerald.

Calling hours will be Tuesday March 20, 2018 at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. from 6-8 P.M.

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Donald D. Haskell
May 20, 1925 ~ March 5, 2018
Bernardston, Ma.

Donald D. Haskell, 92 of Brattleboro Rd. Bernardston, died Monday (3-5-2018) at the home of his raymonddaughter in Francestown, N.H. He was born in Sunderland, Ma. on May 20, 1925 the son of Clarence and Florence (Dudley) Haskell. Don was educated in Sunderland and was a 1942 graduate of Amherst High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. serving during WW II and became a P-51 fighter pilot. He returned to work in the family business, C.M. Haskell Lumber in Bernardston, Ma. He was married to the former Carol Hamberg on April 23, 1955. Mrs. Haskell predeceased him last year. He was a longtime member of the Bernardston Kiwanis Club, serving in many capacities. In his later years he and his wife wintered in Florida. He loved golfing playing until very recently. He also enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, and later on gardening.

He is survived by his daughters: Karen Rewa and her husband Andy of Montague, Ma. Sue Thomas and her husband Mike, of Deering, N.H. and Deedee Ludlam and her husband John of Francestown, N.H. and his grandson Jess Rewa, and Great grandson Ben Bonnett. He is also survived by two Nephews, Robert, and Andy. He was predeceased by his brother Irving.

A memorial service will be held Saturday (3-10-2018) at 11:00 A.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. The Rev. David Neil, pastor of the United Church of Bernardston will officiate. There will be full military honors.

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

Donations in his memory may be made to Bernardston Kiwanis, c/o Russell Deane, 259 Bald Mtn. Rd. Bernardston, Ma. 01337.

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Marion O. Heinz
October 6, 1937 ~ February 27, 2018
Bernardston, Ma.

Marion O. Heinz, 80 of Bernardston, Ma. died Monday morning (2-27-2018) at Charlene Manor Healthcare, Greenfield, Ma. She was born in Stamford, Ct. on October 6, 1937 the daughter of Charles and Ruth (Kohler) Owen. She married Donovan Heinz on June 22, 1957. She was a graduate of the Elliott Hospital School of Nursing in Manchester, NH and attained her BSN. She worked for over 30 years as a nurse for Kaiser Permante from where she retired. She enjoyed attending horse pulls at the county fairs, and she loved gardening.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years and her daughter Doreen Laughlin of Bernardston, Ma. and her loving grandchildren Jason and Aaron Volken, Noel Buckley-Volken, Erika Bjork, and Emily Laughlin, and her great grandson Greyson Bjork.

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

There are no calling hours.

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

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

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

Dorothy was born on December 11, 1928 in Providence, RI the first of four children of Walter Leland and Florence Vereena Moody. She is survived by sisters Barbara Lillian Freeman of Cartersville, Ga and Francis Ann Postle of Pawtucket, RI, and predeceased by her brother Byran Charles Moody.

She grew up in Pawtucket, RI and attended Pawtucket Schools. She was a member of the Moody Sisters singing on the radio with “Buddy and the Gang.” She and her sisters also sang in canteens for servicemen during WWII. She was a graduate of West High School in Pawtucket. On July 19, 1947, she married Berton Bowen Rogers of Apponaug , RI, at Friendship St. Baptist church in Providence RI, officiated by her grandfather, Rev. Walter B. Greene. They lived in Apponaug and Pawtucket until moving to Northfield.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are no calling hours.

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

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

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Kevin Rhodes Pernice
February 3, 2018
Bernardston, Ma.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are no calling hours.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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