LEOMINSTER - Funeral services for Stephanie A. Goulet, 22, of 135 Union St., Leominster, formerly of Orange, were held Wednesday, April 7, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Vincent de Paul Church, Baldwinville. The celebrant was the Rev. John E. Kelley, pastor. Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, in Gethsemane Cemetery, Athol.
The bearers were Robert Goulet, Rich Frenette, Christopher Goulet and Dave Beaudin.
Fiske Funeral Home directed arrangements.
Walter A. Cyhowski Sr.
MILLERS FALLS - Walter A. Cyhowski Sr., 88, of 11 Green Pond Rd., died Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H.
Joseph W. Hildreth Sr.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Joseph W. Hildreth Sr., 81, of Brunswick, died March 27, 2004 at Skolfield House.
TEMPLETON - Elina (Sillanpaa) Burdin, 80, of 287 Royalston Rd., Baldwinville, died Sunday, April 4, 2004 in the Heywood Hospital, Gardner.
She was born in New Boston, on June 6,1923, the daughter of Oscar and Anna (Wiljakainen) Sillanpaa and had lived in Baldwinville for many years.
Mrs. Burdin most recently worked at Simplex Time Recorder Company. She had previously worked at the Walter E. Fernald State School and later as a furniture decorator at Temple Stuart Furniture Company.
A World War II veteran, Mrs. Burdin served as a technician fifth grade nurse's assistant in the U.S. Army. She received the American Service Medal and World War II Victory Medal.
She was a member of American Legion Post No. 373 in Baldwinville and was a charter member of Women in Military Service for America Women's Memorial. A graduate of the former Templeton High School, Mrs. Burdin was an avid artist.
Her husband, Truman O. Burdin, died in 1973. She leaves two sons, Richard T. Burdin and Danny P. Burdin, both of Baldwinville; a daughter, Julie A. Crosby of Baldwinville; a sister Ellen Marion of Baldwinville, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. A son, Jon Alan Burdin; a brother, William Sillanpaa and a great grandson, Brent Owen Lancey, all predeceased her.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 8 in the Smith Funeral Home, 69 Vernon St., Gardner. The Rev. Dr. R. Gary Heikkila will officiate.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Baldwinville.
Calling hours in the funeral home will be 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 7.
Memorial donations may be made to the Templeton Fire Department Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 4, Baldwinville, Ma. 01436.
Stephanie A. Goulet
LEOMINSTER - Stephanie A. Goulet, 22 of 135 Union St., formerly of Orange, died Saturday, April 3, 2004 at home.
She was born in Riverside, Calif., on Feb. 12, 1982, the daughter of Frank G. and Sharon A. (Rilling) Goulet. She lived in Alaska for five years before moving to the Athol area in 1988. She attended Silver Lake School and moved to Orange in 1989 and attended schools in Orange and graduated from Ralph C. Mahar Regional High School with the class of 2000.
Ms. Goulet attended Mount Wachusett Community College for a year, studying computer sciences. She was a teller at Banknorth in Leominster. She was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Baldwinville.
She was enjoyed music and played the trumpet and other instruments. While in high school she lettered in band and was active for many years in area bands.
She leaves her parents, Frank G. and Sharon A. (Rilling) Goulet of Mansfield, Ohio; her paternal grandmother, Beatrice Goulet of Athol; her maternal grandmother, Ruby Pate of San Bernardino, Calif.; an uncle, Robert Goulet and his wife Leah of Townsend ; three aunts, Gerri Wheeler and her husband Bob of Phillipston; Judy Leighton and her husband Phil of Toledo, Ohio; Elaine Rutledge and her husband Ron of Anderson, S.C.; several other aunts and uncles and many cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, April 7, at 10 a.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1 Forest St., Baldwinville.
After cremation, interment will be Saturday, April 10, at 1 p.m. in Gethsemane Cemetery, Athol.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, April 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fiske Funeral Home, 1356 Main Street, Athol.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Church - Renovation Fund 1 Forest St., Baldwinville, MA 01436.
Catherine H. Witts
Member Of AARP
LOWELL - Catherine H. (Brogan) Witts, 92, a resident of the Acre Section of the City for many years, died Friday evening, April 2, 2004, at the Fairhaven Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Witts, who died in June 1975.
She was born in Lowell, on Sept. 28, 1912, the daughter of the late William A. and the late Nellie (Sheehan) Brogan. She attended St. Patrick's Grammar School and was a graduate of St. Patrick's Girl's High School. For many years, she was a communicant at St. Patrick Church, but in recent years was a member of St. Rita Church.
She was a member of AARP.
She is survived by four sons, Robert T. Witts of Lowell, William P. Witts and his wife Sharon also of Lowell, Thomas J. Witts and his wife Patricia of Dracut, and Francis P. Witts and his wife Lauren of Orange; nine grandchildren, Robbie Witts, Tommy Witts, John Witts, Paul Witts, Billy Witts, Corie Witts, Holly Myers, Jason Witts, and Cathy Witts; and 12 great - grandchildren, Meghan Witts, Nevin Witts, Cassie Witts, Jessica Witts, Patrick Witts, Ryan Witts, Ashlyn Witts, Tommy Myers, Liam Myers, P.J. Myers, Eryn Witts and Elysia Witts; and many nieces and nephews.
She was the mother - in - law of the late Mary Lou (Dignan) Witts and sister of the late Leo J. Brogan, Daniel Brogan, James Brogan, Mary Lapan and Margaret Brogan.
Friends may call at the O'Donnell Funeral Home, 276 Pawtucket St. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 5. Her funeral will take place from the funeral home Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock followed by a funeral Mass at St. Rita Church, at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in the St. Patrick Cemetery.
Francis R. Baldwin Sr.
OXFORD - Francis R. Baldwin Sr., 69, of 1 Nottingham Rd., a retired welder, died Thursday, April 1, 2004 at his son's residence at 30 Dresser St., Webster, after an illness.
Brian H.W. Patterson
Former Athol Resident
MIAMI, Fla. - Brian H. Wolcott Patterson, 61, formerly of South Daytona, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at Cedars Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
Born in Gardner, Mass. on Sept. 25, 1941, he was the son of the late Henry H. Caroline Proulx Wolcott Patterson.
He attended schools in Athol and Chicopee Falls before moving to South Daytona in 1966.
He was an employee of Publix Supermarket for many years.
Besides his mother, he leaves a son, James Patterson of Port Orange; a step - sister, Cheri Wilkinson of Oak Hill; and several aunts, uncles and cousins from the Athol area.
Smith Funeral Home, Gardner, is directing arrangements.
Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol.
WARWICK - Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 1, 2004 for Fred H. Johnson, Jr., 61, of 121 Old Winchester Rd., who died unexpectedly at Athol Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, March 30, 2003, after being stricken ill earlier at home.
The service was held at the Warwick Unitarian Church with the Rev. Dennis Roth of First Congregational Church in West Brattelboro, VT officiating. The organist was Nancy Hickler.
The pallbearers were: Richard Coffin, Raymond LeDuc, Robert Miller, Daniel Stevens, Bruce Davis, and Don Risatti. Ronald Hurlburt was an Honorary bearer.
Interment will be held later this spring in Warwick Center Cemetery. A reception was held at the Warwick Town Hall following the service.
Witty's Funeral Home, Orange, directed the arrangements.
ATHOL - Funeral services for Thomas F. Hayden II, 60, of 141 Lake Ellis Rd., who died Saturday, March 27, at home were held Thursday, April 1.
The Rev. James Callahan, associate pastor, celebrated the funeral Mass at Our Lady Immaculate Church. Theresa Gabis was organist and cantor.
Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery. The bearers were Earle Baldwin, Earle King, Christopher Dould, Paul Gemborys, John Hayden, Rick Hayden, James Hayden, and William Barillo.
J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home directed arrangements.