Theresa P. Burke
Aircraft Co. Retiree
ORANGE - Theresa P."Terry" Burke, 73, of 354 Holtshire Rd., died on Monday, Aug. 23, 2004 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, following an illness.
Born in Meriden, Conn., on Oct. 6, 1930, she was a daughter of Frank and Mary Pieniazek and grew up there and graduated from school in Meriden.
She had worked for the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company in North Haven, Conn. for 32 years before retiring.
She married Raymond E. Burke on June 28, 1975 in Meriden, and had enjoyed their 29 years together. They moved to Orange in July of 1989 on Lake Mattawa.
She enjoyed fishing out on Lake Mattawa and was proud to always catch trout.
A member of St. Mary's Church, she belonged to the St. Mary's Women's Club and was a Eucristic Minister for five years at St. Mary's.
Survivors include her loving husband, Raymond, of Orange; a daughter, Linda Varney of Apple Valley, Calif.; sisters, Florence, and her husband Bob, Konkosky of Plantsville, Conn., and Stasia, and her husband Peter, Mrozowski, of Meriden, Conn.; a sister in law, Toshi Pieniazek of Indian Orchard; 13 nephews; and six nieces.
Her four brothers predeceased her.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. The Rev. Fr. William Lunney will officiate. Interment will follow in South Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Witty's Funeral Home from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. prior to the Mass.
Donations are suggested to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Franklin Atherton Jr.
Tool And Die Grinder
ORANGE - Franklin M. Atherton Jr., 66, of Cocoa, Florida and formerly of East River Street, died on Friday, Aug. 20, 2004 in Florida following an illness.
Born on Jan. 10, 1938 in Swampscott, he was a son of Franklin M. and Neda M. (Stone) Atherton Sr. and grew up there, graduating from Swampscott High School in 1954.
Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served there along with the Air Force Reserves before being Honorably discharged on April 28, 1963.
He was married to the former Janice Richardson.
In 1959, he moved to Orange and had worked at the former J. F. McElwain Co. in Athol, Erving Paper Mills, and at the L. S. Starrett Co. In Athol. He later returned to Swampscott before moving to Lynn. While living on the North Shore, he worked for the General Electric Corp. in Lynn as a tool and die grinder.
While living in Orange, he had been an active member of the Lighthouse on the Rock Church in Athol and was a Deacon and Secretary/Treasurer of the church. He was also a member of the Christian Coalition and the Right to Life Foundation.
An outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and golfing.
Survivors include a son, Mark S. Atherton of Merritt Island, Fla.; a daughter, Theresa "Terry" A. Trompke and her husband James, of Granby; a brother, David A. Atherton of Orange; sisters, Beverly Chamberlain of Merritt Island, Fla. and Barbara Atherton of Farmington, Conn.; a grandson, Brian Trompke; and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held from Witty's Funeral Home, on Thursday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Robert Parker of the Lighthouse on the Rock Church in Athol officiating.
Interment will follow in Tully Cemetery, Orange.
Calling hours will be Wednesday evening, Aug. 25 from 6 - 8 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Lighthouse on the Rock Church, 500 Main St., Athol, MA 01331.
Joshua M. Dembek
ORANGE - Joshua M. Dembek, 30, son of Mark and Frances Dembek of 95 Burrill Ave., died on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, in Italy, following an accident.
Arrangements are pending with Witty's Funeral Home.
Theresa P. Burke
ORANGE - Theresa P. Burke, 73, of 354 Holtshire Rd., died on Monday, Aug. 23, 2004 at the Baystate Medical in Springfield, following an illness.
She was the wife of Ray Burke.
Arrangements are pending with Witty's Funeral Home.
George E. Marshall
Chef, Award Recipient
PHILLIPSTON - George E. Marshall, 80, of 80 Baldwinville Rd., died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, in the Heywood Hospital, Gardner.
He was born in Jamaica Plain, on Aug. 4, 1924, the son of the late William and the late Dorothy (Bell) Marshall. He grew up in Northfield and graduated from Greenfield High School.
He served during World War II in the Navy from 1942 to 1945, serving on the USS Lexington.
Mr. Marshall was a chef, employed by the Templeton Developmental Center, Templeton. He previously worked as a chef at the Protestant Youth Center in Baldwinville and the Old Mill Restaurant. He also was employed at the L.S. Starrett Company.
He was a Boy Scout Troop Leader in Athol, Northfield and Phillipston. Over the years he donated his time and energy as the Phillipston PTA President, a member of Phillipston Congregational Church and served on the Executive Board of the Church and the Pastor Parish Relations Committee and was chairman of the Church Barbecue. He served as a Library Trustee. He currently was serving as the Chairman of the Council on Aging in Phillipston.
Marshall was the recipient of the Phillipston Citizen of the Year Award in 1999. He was a member of the National Ski Patrol for over 30 years. He enjoyed snow shoeing, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family.
He leaves his wife of 56 years, Jean L. (Pierson) Marshall; three daughters, Georjean Regienus of Barre, Cheryl Smith of Royalston, Holly Mrvicin of Athol; a son, William Marshall of Athol; a sister, Dorothy William of Newport News, VA; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Phillipston Congregational Church, On The Common, Phillipston. Burial will be private at a later date.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fiske Funeral Home, 1356 Main St., Athol.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in his memory to American Cancer Society's, New England Division Office, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or to the Spina Bifida Association c/o Mary Ellen Shorey 96 Pine Hill Rd., Ashland, MA 01721 or to the Phillipston Congregational Church Handicap Access Fund on the Common Phillipston, MA 01331.
Franklin M. Atherton Jr.
ORANGE - Franklin M. Atherton Jr., 66, formerly of East River Street, died on Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, in Florida, following an illness.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty's Funeral Home in Orange.
ATHOL - Funeral services for Mrs. Eugenia C. Boudreau, 91, of 351 Chestnut Hill Ave., who died Aug. 17, were held Friday, Aug. 20.
Rev. James Callahan, associate pastor, celebrated the Funeral Mass at Our Lady Immaculate Church. Theresa Gabis was organist and cantor.
The Pall was placed by Sandra Edson and John Ollari. Readings and the eulogy were presented by Jane Lachance. The gifts were brought forward by Maria Laford and Kimberly Imbriglio.
Burial followed at Gethsemane Cemetery. The bearers were Matthew Boudreau, Timothy Ollari, John Burnes, Andy Laford, Ray Edson, and Robert Barcomb.
The J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Karrigan E. Losman
ORANGE - Karrigan Elizabeth Losman, beloved infant daughter of Kathleen Losman of 262 Main Street, passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2004 in Children‚s Hospital, Boston.
The little angel was born on Aug. 11, 2004 and fought for eight days to live.
Besides her loving mother, Kathleen, survivors include Eileen McBurin, grandparents John and Sheilah Judge, two brothers, Michael Tolman and Brendin French; and many aunts and uncles.
She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Roberta Lesneski.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday evening, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. at Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main St.
There are no calling hours.
Flowers may be sent or donations may be made to the Children's Hospital Trust, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115
Witty's Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.
ATHOL - Frank C. Judycki, who passed away in Florida the past December, will be buried at the Gethsemane Cemetery in Athol at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004. The family would like to make his friends aware that a Memorial Mass is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Our Lady Immaculate Church, prior to interment.