Norma S. J. Johnson
GREENFIELD - Norma S. J. (Aspgren) Johnson, 87, of 51 Hospital Rd. Baldwinville, and formerly of the Greenfield area, died on Wednesday morning, June 16, 2004 at the Baldwinville Nursing Home, following an illness.
She was the mother of Sheryll Kenney of Athol and Dana Johnson of Santa Rosa, Calif.
Arrangements are pending with Witty's Funeral Home, Orange.
Interment will be in Beaver Meadow Cemetery, Leyden.
Helen I. LaCoste
ATHOL - Helen I. (Lawson) LaCoste, 83, of 859 Doe Valley Rd., died today, Friday, June 18, 2004 at the Quabbin Valley Healthcare.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Higgins - Occonnor Funeral Home are pending.
Richard F. Smith
U.S. Army Veteran
BALDWINVILLE - Richard F. Smith, 82, of 61 Baldwinville Rd., died Tuesday, June 15, 2004 in the Heywod Hospital in Gardner after a brief illness.
After high school in 1939, he entered the United States Army and served during World War II. He was discharged a major five years later.
WENDELL - A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 in West Orange Cemetery, Orange, at 10 a.m. for Warren S. Oliver Jr., 66, of 68 Depot Rd., who died on March 31, 2004 in the Heywood Hospital, Gardner, following an illness.
Witty's Funeral Home of Orange, is directing the arrangements.
ATHOL - There will be a memorial service and Mass held for the late Doris and Samuel Boudreau on Saturday, June 19, at 11 a.m., at the Our Lady Immaculate Church. Friends are invited to join the family in celebrating the life of these two wonderful people.
William D. Michel
ORANGE - William D. Michel, 83, of 77 Chase St., died Tuesday, June 15, 2004 in Quabbin Valley Healthcare, Athol, after an illness.
Born in Lawrence, Sept. 26, 1920, a son of Henry and Ida (Ouellette) Michel, he grew up and attended schools in Lawrence. He moved to this area in 1939 while working with the Civilian Conservation Corps during construction projects in Warwick and at Mt. Sugarloaf, South Deerfield.
A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Special Forces Unit in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre including combat on Iwo Jima. After the War he began his 42 - year career at Erving Paper Mills, Erving.
He was a foreman many years and at the time of his retirement in 1982, he was the Safety Director of the Erving Plant. He was a former member of Athol Orange Lodge of Elks, 1837 and Past Commander of the former Damon Spooner Post Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He leaves his wife of 62 years, Marvis A. (Ingalls) Michel; a daughter, Marie Satrowsky and husband, Ronald "Reggie"; three grandchildren, Michelle Harrison of Beverly Farms, Steven Satrowsky of Orange and Michael Satrowsky of Athol; a great granddaughter, Margaret Harrison of Beverly Farms; two brothers, Robert Michel and Hector Michel both of Lawrence; eight sisters, Dorothy Muzerall of Derry, NH, Gaye Dietrich of Andover, Clarie Mansourian of North Andover, Theresa Lombari of Dracut, Eileen Higgins of Yarmouthport, Barbara Fitzgerald of Haverhill, Joan Gallo and Janice Thompson both of Methuen; many nephews and nieces;
He was predeceased by two brothers, Lawrence Michel and George Michel.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 19 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church.
Burial will follow in South Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to St. Mary's Church, 19 Congress St., Orange, 01364.
Witty's Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.
Duane S. Puscusí
Family Is Sought
ORANGE - Duane S. Puscus, 67, of 260 East River St., Colonial Acres, and formerly of Daniel Shays Highway, was found dead in his home on June 14, 2004. Cause of death is pending with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Medical Examiner's Office in Worcester.
Arrangements are pending until family members can be located.
Persons with information are asked to call Witty's Funeral Home in Orange, 978 - 544 - 3160.
Grace G. Curtis
FLORIDA - Grace G. Curtis, 87, passed away peacefully with her family by her side in her home in Mount Dora, Fla. after a long illness, on Sunday, June 13, 2004.
She was born to the late Pearley Crosby and Florence (Gardner) Crosby on Oct. 11, 1916 in Newtonville, Mass.
On Dec. 15, 1934, she married the love of her life, Dr. William Boyd Curtis. Mrs. Curtis moved from Fort Lauderdale to the Mount Dora region 22 years ago. She was a member of the Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club, the Mount Dora Garden Club, the Hospice Foundation, and the America Cancer Society. Mrs. Curtis also devoted many hours as a volunteer at Florida Hospital Waterman.
Her husband, William, and brother, Richard, Crosby, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her three sons, William Boyd Curtis, Jr. of Athol, Mass.; Richard B. Curtis of Fairfax, Va.; Bruce C. Curtis of Mount Dora, Fla.; two brothers, Allan Crosby of Phoenix, Ariz. and Robert F. Crosby of New York, N.Y.; five grandchildren, including William Curtis III, of Athol, and Dorothy Dow of Orange; and five great - grandchildren.
A Memorial for Mrs. Curtis will be held in Vergennes, Vt., her final resting place, at a date to be announced.
Arrangements are by the Allen J. Harden Funeral Home, 1800 N. Donnelly St, Mount Dora, FL 32757.
Dr. Robert J. Pandiscio
TEXAS - Dr. Robert J. Pandiscio, 76, of Humble, Texas, passed away this week after a short illness.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne (Corkum) Pandiscio; seven children and many grandchildren.
He was the son of Rocco and Eliza Pandiscio, formerly of Fitchburg, now deceased.
He was the brother of David Pandiscio of Athol.
Violet M. (Dill) Anderson
WARWICK - Violet M. (Dill) Anderson, 96, formerly of 570 Orange Rd., died on Saturday, June 12, 2004 at Quabbin Valley Healthcare, Athol, following an illness.
Born on March 10, 1908 in Orange, she was a daughter of William C. and Nettie (Hallberg) Dill, and graduated from Orange High School in 1927.
Before her marriage to Gordon S. "Stan" Anderson, she had worked at the former New Home Sewing Machine Company and later the Minute Tapioca Company, both in Orange.
She and her husband owned and operated the Anderson Poultry Farm for 20 years. Stan died in 1987.
An honorary member of the Warwick Volunteer Fire Department, she had served as a dispatcher for the fire department from 1954 to 1994.
A member of the Warwick Women's Guild, she enjoyed cooking, baking, vegetable gardening, knitting, crocheting, and playing the organ as well as the piano.
For many years, she was a summer resident of Pittsburg, NH.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews and many grand nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Harold, Clarence, Melvin, Robert, Dexter, William, Milton, Walter, and sisters, Beatrice Clifford, and Lillian Miller.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 26, in the Warwick Center Cemetery, Route 78 at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Dan Dibble of the Metcalf Memorial Chapel will officiate.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Warwick Women's Guild, in care of Maria Whitney, 200 Wendell Rd., Warwick, MA 01378.
Witty's Funeral Home, Orange, is directing the arrangements.