Marion M. Pratt
Long - time Athol Resident
ATHOL - Marion M. (Penniman) Pratt, 95, of 821 Daniel Shays Hwy., died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in the Quabbin Valley Healthcare.
She was born in Warwick on Nov. 4, 1908, the daughter of the late Martin and the late Viola (Hatch) Penniman. She was a resident of Athol for 60 years, coming from Phillipston. Mrs. Pratt was a member of the Athol Christian Science Church; she was a past reader off the church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed canning.
She leaves four daughters, Betty M. Lawton, Geraldine V. Strong and her husband Keith, and Joyce L. Lawton, all of Athol, and Shirley E. Recos and her husband Richard of Phillipston; nine grandchildren, 14 great - grandchilden and three great - great - grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Anson T. Pratt, who died in 1968 and by a brother, Martin E. Penniman, who died in 2001, and a grandson, Kerry Grant, who died in 2004, by a granddaughter, Pauline LaFlamme, who died in 1992, and by a great - grandson, Andrew Strong, who died in 1995.
Funeral services wil be private. There are no calling hours.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to a charity of one’s choice.
Fiske Funeral Home, 1356 Main St., is directing arrangements.
ATHOL - Funeral services for Patricia A. (Snow) Hayden, 55 of 183 Central St., were held Saturday, Sept. 25, in the Fiske Funeral Home, 1356 Main St. Rev. Barbara Kline Seamon Pastor of the Orange Central Congregational Church officiated. The organist was Ann Carley. Burial was in in Silver Lake Cemetery.
The bearers were Michael Beland, Archie Hilton, Jr., Robert Lindsey, Daniel Specter, Donald L. Thayer and Kevin Thayer.
Fiske Funeral Home directed arrangements.
ATHOL - Funeral services for Hazel (MacDonald) Rahaim, 75, of 6 Butternut Dr., Nashua, N.H.,m and formerly of Athol, were held Sunday, Sept. 26, in the First Church Unitarian.
The Rev. David Farrington, pastor emeritus, celebrated the service. Janet Paoletti was the pianist.
A graveside service was conducted at Silver Lake Cemetery, followed by a time of fellowship at Eddie's Restaurant.
The J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Goldie Gillis Dies
State Police Cook
ATHOL - Goldie P. (McPherson) Gillis, 98, of 821 Daniel Shays Hwy., died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at the Quabbin Valley HealthCare.
She was born in Athol, Dec. 13, 1905, a daughter of Erastus and Melinda (Seymour) McPherson. She grew up in Royalston, attended Royalston Schools, later moving to Athol where she lived most of her life.
She worked at the L.S. Starrett Company for 14 years until her retirement in 1970. She had previously worked at the Massachusetts State Police, Athol Barracks, doing cooking, and was a care giver for William Lord for many years. She also cooked at the Episcopal Church and several other places.
She has been a member of the Starrett Memorial United Church since 1945, was a member of the Methodist Women's Group, enjoyed working at many church functions and enjoyed cooking all her life.
Her husband of many years, William Gillis, died Dec. 7, 1975.
She leaves a son, Robert E. Gillis, of Santa Fe., N.M.; a foster son, Robert MacLean of Newington, Conn.; six grandchildren, Kelley Bear and Kathleen Fillmore, both of Los Alamos, N.M., Robert Gillis and William Gillis, both of Los Angeles, Calif., Mary Lou Edmund of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Sean Gillis of Albuquerque, N.M.; seven great grandchildren; a sister, Gladys Plourde of Ocala, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Roy and Norman McPherson and three sisters, Doris Hardy, Rudy Stockwell and Sylvia Ellis.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. at Silver Lake Cemetery, at the Silver Lake Street entrance, with the Rev. Dr. R. Lee Smith, pastor of the Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church officiating.
There are no calling hours and in lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Living Memorial Fund of Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church, 40 Island St., Athol, Mass. 01331.
Higgins - O'Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main St., Athol is directing arrangements.
James E. Hause Sr.
U.S. Navy Veteran
ATHOL - James E. Hause Sr., 64, of 12 Meadow St., died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at home. He was born in Athol on Aug. 5, 1940, the son of the late Elwyn U. and Elsa V. (Nylander) Hause.
Mr. Hause served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years; he was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
He worked as Deputy Sheriff in Norfolk, Va. for two years. When he moved back to the Athol area in 1986 he worked for AMCAP for one year. He went on to work at the North County Alcohol Services in Leominster from 1986 to 1996. He recently worked at Petersham Country Club from 1997 to June of this year.
He enjoyed golf, archery and was a member of the Pequoig Bowmen’s Club. He was a member of the Orange Rod and Gun Club and the Athol - Orange Beagle Club.
He leaves his wife of 19 years, Jean I. (Hawkins) Hause; his mother, Elsa V. (Nylander) Hause of Athol; two daughters, Wendy Bosworth of Athol and Wanda Dow of Fairhaven; two sons, James E. Hause, Jr. of Orange and Robert Hause of Orange; three brothers, Thomas Hause of Fitchburg, Edward Hause of Bath, Maine, and Glenn Hause of Richmond, N.H.; a sister, Nancy Stone of Cambridge; 10 grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Immaculate Church, 192 School St. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in his memory to the Our Lady Immaculate Church – Building Fund 192 School St., Athol, MA 01331.
Fiske Funeral Home 1356 Main Street, Athol is directing arrangements.
ORANGE - Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 23, at Witty's Funeral Home for Mary E. (Barrett) Gray, 64 of Panama City, Fla. and formerly of Orange, who died on September 13 in Florida following an illness at Bay Medical Center in Panama City.
The Rev. Vance E. Frank officiated. Interment was in Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol. The pallbearers were Kevin Donelan, David Zink, Mark Muzzy, Mario Zink, Ronald Gray, and Alfred Barrett.
Following the committial service, a reception was held at the home of Lisa and Kevin Donelan.
Witty's Funeral Home, Orange, directed the arrangements.
Daryll M. Rediker
PHILLIPSTON - Daryll Michael Rediker, infant son of Amy M. Bassett and Steven Ridiker, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, in Norwich, Conn.
He leaves his parents, four sisters, four brothers, his paternal grandparents, Alan and Shirley Ridiker of Maynard; his maternal grandmother, Carol Bassett of Philipston; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 25, at 10 a.m. in Lower Cemetery.
Fiske Funeral Home in Athol is directing arrangements.
Goldie P. Gillis
ATHOL - Goldie P. ( McPherson) Gillis, 98, of 821 Daniel Shays Hwy., died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Higgins - O'Connor Funeral Home of Athol are incomplete.
WARWICK - A Memorial service was held on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 22, at Witty's Funeral Home in Orange for Robert J. Goguen, 72, of 365 Wendell Rd., who died on Sunday, Sept. 19.
Pierre Trudeau, a friend of the family, presided over the services. Michael Goguen, Robert's son, offered the eulogy.
Chester A. “Jake” Mitchell
ATHOL - Funeral services for Chester A. “Jake” Mitchell, 84, of 54 Franklin St., were held Thursday, Sept. 23, with a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Immaculate Church.
The celebrant was Rev. Stephen D. Johnson, pastor. The organist and cantor was Theresa Gabis.
Burial followed in Highland Cemetery.
The honorary bearers were Lisa Merritt, Jennifer Feyrer, Amy Mitchell, Kate Mitchell, Sarah Mitchell and Laurin Mitchell. The active bearers were Chris Merritt, Todd Feyrer, Chris Dodge, Glenn Mitchell, Kenneth Lively and Carlton Racie.
Members of the Edward H. Phillips American Legion Post No. 102 provided military honors; they included Alfred Souza, Past Worcester County Commander; Jim Robideau, member; George Terrien, member; Victor Litchfield, Past Finance Officer; Bucky LaRose, member; Glenn Frenette, Commander; Bob Carey, Past Commander.
Mr. Souza presented the United States Flag to Mrs. Mitchell. Mr. Frenette played taps.
Fiske Funeral Home, 1356 Main St., directed arrangements.