William Gregg, 80, brother of John Gregg of Athol, died on Friday, June 20, 2003 at Cape Coral, Fla.
Sandra L. Pettengill
Veteran, Postal Worker
NEW SALEM - Sandra L. Pettengill, 53, a resident of East Longmeadow for the past 15 years and formerly of Springfield and New Salem, died early Thursday evening, June 19, 2003 at the Baystate Medical Center.
She was born in Astoria, N.Y., the daughter of the late Ernest and Antena (Shatos) Nemeth. Sandra was educated from the New Salem school system and was a graduate of the New Salem Academy Class of 1968.
She was employed by the United States Postal Service for more than 25 years retiring from the bulk mail center located in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield in April of 2001.
She served with the United States Army Medical Corpsmen during the Vietnam War and was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal.
She was a member of the Mail Handlers Local 301 Boston, and leaves her companion, Christopher J. Miller of East Longmeadow; one daughter, Monica Pettengill of Springfield; one brother, Ernest J. Nemeth of Ludlow; one sister, Roxanne H. Nemeth; two granddaughters, Ashley and Samantha, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was the mother of the late George A. Pettengill who died in March of 1994 and sister of the late Margaret Vinsant who died in February of 1994.
Funeral services will be held tonight at 8:15 at Sampson's Chapel of the Acres, 21 Tinkham Rd., Springfield, with Rites of Committal held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery of Agawam.
Calling hours at the chapel will precede the funeral service today from 5 to 8 p.m.
Contributions in her memory may be directed to the Lupus Foundation of America CT Chapter, 97 South St., Suite 110, West Hartford, Ct. 06110 - 1960.
Jean L. Landry;
ATHOL - Jean Leona Landry, 71, of 42 Gibson Drive, died Thursday, December 23, 2004, at home.
She was born in Athol, on Oct. 10, 1933, the daughter of the late Edmond J. Sr. and the late Lillian R. (Charest) Landry. She grew up in Athol and graduated from Athol High School with the class of 1951. She attended Worcester Junior College.
Jean owned and operated Highland Seafood for several years. She also was employed at Crompton Knowles Loam Factory in Worcester and prior she worked in the local shoe shop.
Devoted to her family, she leaves six sisters and brothers, Theresa Battaini and her husband William of The Villages, Fla.; Edmond J. Landry, Jr. and his wife Lori, Robert Landry and his wife Pam, Joyce Rousselle and her husband Richard all of Athol; Roland Landry and his wife Tannie of Melbourne, Fla., and Fr. Frances Landry of Chicaco, Ill.; several aunts, uncles and many nieces and nephews.
Jean loved to socialize with friends and family. She also enjoyed camping, playing cards, cooking and spending time at the ocean in Maine.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Jan. 3, at 10 a.m. in the Our Lady Immaculate Church. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, Jan. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fiske Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to the Our Lady Immaculate Church - Building Fund, 192 School St., Athol, Mass. 01331.
Harriet O. Hull
ORANGE - Harriet O. (Bargeron) Hull, 82, formerly of 419 East River St., died early Friday morning, Oct. 8, 2004, at the Leo P. Lachance Center in Gardner following an illness.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Erving Center Cemetery, Erving. There are no calling hours.
In leiu of flowers, donations are suggested in her memory to the Christian Education Fund, Orange Untied Methodist Church, 60 West River Street, Orange, MA 01364.
Witty's Funeral Home, Orange, is directing the arrangements.
Born In Poland
WOBURN - Helen (King) Lipiec, 75, of Woburn, passed away at the New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn on Tuesday morning, Dec. 7, 2004, after a short illness.
She was born in Poland, the daughter of the late Stanislaw, and the late Scholastyka King; and the wife of the late Kazimierz Lipiec, who died in 2001. She and her husband had moved to Woburn from Poland 11 years ago.
She is survived by two sons, Zbigniew Lipiec of Woburn and Wieslaw Lipiec and his wife Kathy (Grindle) of Athol. She is also survived by three grandsons, Christopher, Adam and Nicholas Lipiec; and several sisters in Poland.
Services will be private.
Funeral arrangements are by the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn.
Jennie L. Forrister
ORANGE - Jennie L . Forrister, 42, of 519 East River Street, died on December 6, 2004 at St. Vincent’s Hospital - Worcester Medical Center, Worcester, following an illness.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange.
Marian L. Batchelor
Nurse, Health Aide
ORANGE - Marian L. (Race) Batchelor, 71, of 35 Wheeler Ave., died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at home following an illness.
She was born in New London, CT, on March 2, 1933, the daughter of the late Max and the late Mary P. (Brailey) Race. She grew up in Vermont and was educated in Vermont.
Mrs. Batchelor was a resident of Orange for 29 years coming from Vermont. She worked as a nurse for over 35 years in local nursing homes and as a home health aide.
She was a member of the Yankee Doodle Sams — a national camping organization — and a member of the Catamount Sportsmen Club in Colrain. She enjoyed making crafts.
She leaves her husband of 31 years, Richard D. Batchelor; five daughters: RoseAnna Albee of Athol, Susan Rameau of Winchendon, Liza Rouchleau of Athol, Jackuline Giordano of Florida, Debra Giordano of Oregon; ten sons: Arnold Magill of Louisianna, Brian Batchelor of White River Junction, VT, Myron Magill of California, Fred Mobley of Athol, Douglas Batchelor of Orange, Anthony Batchelor of Fitchburg, Ernest Batchelor of Fitchburg, Max Giordano of California, Matthew Giodano of Florida, William Giordano of Fitchburg; two brothers: William Race of Connecticut, Albert Race of Vermont; 33 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Two brothers, John Race and Max Race, predeceased her.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday. Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. at the Fiske Funeral Home, 1356 Main Street, Athol.
Burial will follow the service in Lower Cemetery, Phillipston.
A calling hour will be held Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to American Cancer Society´s, New England Division Office, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or the Oncology Department at Athol Memorial Hospital 2033 Main St., Athol, MA 01331.
Lottie M. Bergeron
ATHOL - Lottie M. Bergeron, 80, formerly of East River St., Orange, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004 in the Quabbin Valley Healthcare.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Witty's Funeral Home, Orange.
Elizabeth A. Hozempa
ORANGE - Elizabeth A. (Palace) Hozempa, 83, of 383 East River St., died on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at the University of Massachusetts Memmorial Healthcare - Campus, in Worcester following an illness.
Born in Newark, N.J. on March 29, 1921, a daughter of John and Catherine (Kuduk) Palace, she graduated from the Weequiakic High School and the Saint James School of Nursing, both in Newark.
She was married to Raymond I. Hozempa on Dec. 25, 1943 and enjoyed 50 years of marriage. They moved to Orange late in 1969. Raymond died on July 22, 1994.
A registered nurse, she worked briefly as a nurse before becoming a full time mother.
A former member of the Athol - Orange Lodge of Elks Emblem Club, she also was a life member of Charles Musante Chapter, and the Disabled American Veterans of Athol.
An avid reader, she was a loving mother who enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and word searches as well as spending time with her family.
Survivors include her sons, Raymond J. Hozempa of Newfane, Vt., Alan A. Hozempa of Harrisville, N.H., James J. Hozempa of Warren, R.I., John B. Hozempa of Orange, and Michael W. Hozempa of Milford; a daughter, Elizabeth J. Johnson of New Salem; a sister, Helen Gorbas of Palm Harbor, Fla.; a brother, William Palace of Holmdel, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
A son, Richard D. Hozempa, died in 1970.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 24, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, with the Rev. Fr. William Lunney officiating. Interment will be private.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Mass in Witty's Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Orange Senior Center or Meals on Wheels, both at 135 East Main St., Orange, MA 01364.
Witty's Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.