Floyd A. Langlois; Enjoyed Photography
ROYALSTON - Floyd A. Langlois, 89, 0f 9 Frye Hill Rd., died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, in the Athol Memorial Hospital.
He leaves his wife Marguerite E. (Clark) Langlois; three sons, Stephen Langlois of Athol, Peter Langlois of Broomfield, Colo., Kevin Langlois of Coca, Fla.; two daughters, Jean Langlois and Alice Langlois both of Royalston; 13 grandchildren, 20 great - grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. A son Donald Langlois who died in 1998 predeceased him.
He was born in Glens Falls, N.Y. on Oct. 14, 1911 the son of Joseph and Alice (Herbert) Langlois. He grew up and attended schools in Shoreham, Vt.
He served in the United States Army for 30 years; he served during World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the service as a major in 1962. After returning from the service he worked at several local companies and drove school bus in Royalston for several years.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 102 in Athol where he was past commander. He and his wife were the first couple to be commander of the American Legion and president of the American Legion Auxiliary at the same time. He was past commander of sub district one of the American Legion. He was a member of Forty/Eight Voiture 1113 of Worcester County an honor society of the American Legion, of which he was Honorary Chef DeGar. He was a member of the Winchendon V.F.W. Post 2158.
He enjoyed photography.
Funeral services with full military honors will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. in the First Congregational Church of Royalston on the common, with Rev. Dr. Virginia Asel pastor officiating.
Burial will follow in the Jonas Alliene Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fiske Funeral Home, Athol.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Athol Memorial Hospital, 2033 Main St., Athol, Mass. 01331.
Henry Chaisson; Vet Purchasing Agent
Henry "Hank" Chaisson, 71, of Granville, N.Y. and formerly of Athol, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy, N.Y.
He was born on July 18, 1930 in Athol, the son of Henry J. and Cecile (Gionet) Chaisson. He was a graduate of Athol High School and Bryant College in Providence, R.I. and had been a purchasing agent for the Telescope Casual Furniture Company.
He was a veteran of the Korean War and a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Maureen (Duffy) Chaisson of Brunswick, N.Y.; three sons, Shawn Chaisson of Guilderland, N.Y., Daniel Chaisson and his wife Robin, and H. Joseph Chaisson of Brunswick; four daughters, Patricia Edwards and her husband Kim of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Michele Neary and her husband Christopher of East Rockaway, Jacqueline Chaisson Warner and her husband Thomas of Latham, N.Y. and Mary O'Neill and her husband Charles of Otisville, N.Y.; one brother, Richard Chaisson of Athol; one sister, Janet Deitz of Arlington, Va.; and nine grandchildren Bridget and Nicholas Edwards, Jennifer, Elizabeth and Meagan Neary, Sarah and Kelly Chaisson Warner and Robert and Claire Chaisson.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at St. Mary's Church in Granville with the Rev. Thomas Zelker, presiding.
The Rite of Committal will be at Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville.
The family has suggested memorials be in the form of contributions to the New York City Disaster Relief Fund.
A memorial service was held on Sept. 27, 2001 in the South Athol United Methodist Church for Laura H. (Haskins) Mealand, 83, of 30 Petersham Rd., New Salem, who died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001 at the Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol. Pastor Nancy Collins officiated.
Witty's Funeral Home of Orange directed arrangements.
Phyllis G. O'Donnell
BARRE - Phyllis G. (Shepardson) O'Donnell, 76, of 1151 Old Hardwick Rd., died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001 in the Wachusett Manor Nursing Home in Gardner.
Amng her survivors is a son, Kenneth O'Donnell, and a sister, Ethel Martin, both of Athol.
Anthony Binkauski Officer, Mechanic
Anthony Binkauski, 72, of 135 Benton Dr., East Longmeadow, formerly a resident of Athol, died Saturday morning, Sept. 29, 2001 at the Sunbridge Rehabilitation and Nursing facility in East Longmeadow.
Born on March 29, 1929 in Montreal, Canada, he was a son of Stanislovas "Stanley" and Vincenta (Tamosaitike) Binkauski. He moved to Athol at a young age where he grew up and graduated from Athol High School in 1947.
He was married to Eunice P. (Howard) for 27 years when she died in 1999.
He served as a member of the Athol Police Department for numerous years before he moved to Southington, Conn. 27 years ago. He was a truck mechanic for the Grody Chevrolet in West Hartford before retiring.
While living in Southington, he was a member of the "Cops For Christ."
In 1999, he returned to the Athol area from Southington where he resided until moving recently to East Longmeadow.
Survivors include a step daughter, Shirley Hebert of Athol; a step son Henry Marion of Hopkinsville, Ky.; sons, Thomas Binkauski of Athol and Daniel Binkauski of Hawaii; daughters, Sandra Pultorak and Rosemary Willinger, both of Athol; a sister, Elena Pease of Templeton; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren and several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at Witty's Funeral Home in Orange on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Freda Maier officiating. Interment will follow in South Cemetery, Orange.
Calling hours will be held at the funeral home tonight from 6 to 8.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the NYPD and NYFD Widows and Children's Fund, P.O. Box 3713, Grand Central Station, New York, N.Y. 10163 or to "Save Our Hospital," in care of Athol Memorial Hospital, 2033 Main St., Athol, MA 01331.
Jonetta L. Rhodes
Jonetta L. (Stangvilla) Rhodes, 56, of 28 Kendall St., died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 at home following an illness.
Arrangements under the direction of the J. Edward Murphy Funeral home are incomplete.
Jonetta L. Rhodes Area Beautician
Jonetta L. (Stangvilla) Rhodes, 56, of 28 Kendall St., died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 at home, following a brief illness. She leaves her husband of 36 years, Robert P. Rhodes; two sons, Robert S. Rhodes of Athol, and Micheal J. Rhodes of Marietta, Ga; her parents, John W. and Helena (DeSantis) Stangvilla of Athol; a brother, Alan Stangvilla of Rocky Point, N.C.; a sister, Merrilee Randall of North Adams; a granddaughter, Racheal Rhodes; her mother - in - law, Cecilia Rhodes of Athol; a sister - in - law, Joanne Akey of Athol, and a brother - in - law, Brian Rhodes of North Carolina; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A brother, Jay Stangvilla, died in 1993.
She was born in Gardner on March 3, 1945, and was a lifelong resident of town. She graduated from Athol High School with the class of 1963.
She was a beautician at Lee's Beauty Salon and the Peter Pan Beauty Shop. She was a member of Our Lady Immaculate Church and enjoyed landscape painting.
A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Gethsemane Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. James Linderman, deacon, of Our Lady Immaculate Church, officiating. All are welcome to attend.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701; or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 First Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02454; or to Athol Memorial Hospital, 2033 Main St., Athol, MA 01331.
The J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home, 137 Main St., is directing arrangements.
Sophie J. (Goralski) Paliulis, 86, formerly of 41 Wendell St., died on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 in the Quabbin Valley Healthcare. Her husband of 46 years, Stanley J. Paliulis, died in 1990. She and her husband owned and operated Stan's Body Shop for many years.
She leaves two sons, Stanley Paliulis Jr. and his wife Dolores of Athol, and Ronald Paliulis and his wife Karen of Hinsdale, N.H.; two sisters, Ann Lewandowski and her husband Walt of South Deerfield, and Helen Zdanowicz of South Deerfield; three grandchildren, Kimberly Rice, Stanley Paliulis III, and Todd Paliulis, all of Athol; four great - grandchildren, Megan Paliulis, Makayla Rice, Kyle Rice and Cole Paliulis; and two step - great - grandchildren, Kevin and Krystin Rice. She also leaves her very close, lifelong friend, Alice Knappe of Athol. She is predeceased by two brothers, Steven Goralski and Julian Goralski.
Born in Monson on March 4, 1915, a daughter of Peter and Josephine (Korzenieski) Goralski, she was raised in South Deerfield and had resided in Athol since 1945.
She previously was employed at the former Trifilos Store and the Millers Falls Tool Company in Greenfield. She was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Church and its Womens Guild, the Edward H. Phillips Post 102 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Athol Golden Agers.
She was involved, along with her husband, with the Chuck Stone of Athol Little League.
She enjoyed bowling, watching TV, crocheting, crafts and ceramics.
The funeral will be held Thursday, Oct. 4 from the J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home, with a Mass at 11 a.m. in the St. Francis of Assisi Church.
Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery.
Calling hours in the funeral home are 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the St. Francis of Assisi Church Building Fund, 105 Main St., Athol, MA 01331; or to a charity of the donor's choice.