Edna L. Duguay
Lifelong Athol Resident
ATHOL - Edna L.(Bennette) Duguay, 92, of 1596 Keene Rd., a lifelong resident of Athol, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002 in the Quabbin Valley Healthcare Center.
She was born in Athol on Aug. 23, 1910, daughter of Joseph C. and Addie (Adams) Bennette and attended schools in Athol.
Mrs. Duguay was one of the founders of the Fleetwood Nursing Home, now called Quabbin Valley Healthcare Center. She worked as a home health care aid for many years. She was a former employee of the Fiske Funeral Home for several years. She was also a technician at the L.S. Starrett Company.
She was a communicant of Our Lady Immaculate.
Mrs. Duguay was very family oriented and a hard working woman. She dedicated her life to taking care of others.
Her husband, Gustave J. Duguay, whom she married Nov. 28, 1936, died in 1963.
She leaves a son, Bernard L. Duguay of Gardner; two sisters, Emma Elizabeth Lawson of Orange and Adelaide H. Dori of Port Orange, Fla.; two grandchildren and seven great - grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Vernon Bradford Duguay, and a brother, Bernard "Leo" Bennette, who died on Feb. 18, 2001.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. in the Fiske Funeral Home, 1356 Main St. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. A calling hour will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral service.
Donations may be made in Mrs. Duguay's memory to the Our Lady Immaculate Church Building Fund, 192 School St., Athol, MA 01330.
Waino W. Matilainen
WESTMINSTER - Waino W. "Whitey" Matilainen, 86, of 173 Minott Rd., died Wednesday, Nov. 6 at his residence after an illness.
Was Teacher In Orange
GROTON - Olive F. (Tolles) Robbins, 94, of Groton, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002 at home.
She taught in the North Orange school system for nearly 30 years.
Born in Groton on Nov. 24, 1907, she was the daughter of Willie P. and Nellie (Anderson) Tolles. She graduated in 1929 from Fitchburg State Teachers College.
Robbins, affectionately known by many as "Teacher," taught school for 42 years. She began her teaching career in a one - room schoolhouse in North Orange and later moved to the then new two - room Gale Brook School. She was also the principal of North Orange schools. She later taught in Littleton for 12 years, retiring in 1972.
She was an active member of the Groton Alliance of the First Parish Church of Groton Unitarian Universalist.
She was a member of the Groton Historical Society and the Groton Town Republican Committee.
Her husband, Donald Robbins, predeceased her.
Survivors include a stepson, Ted Robbins and his wife, Mary; a grandson, Todd Robbins; a granddaughter, Bonnie Valada and her husband, John; a great - grandson, Nikolai Valada; three nephews, Willard Tolles, William Locke and Harry Tolles; four nieces, Gloria Foley, Debbie Locke, Ramona Tolles and Nan Quintin, and many great - grandnieces and great - grandnephews.
A grave side service was held Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Groton Cemetery. Badger Funeral Home, Littleton, handled arrangements.
Tatyana V. Marchant
Born in Vladivostok, Russia on Jan. 10, 1970
Departed on Jul. 22, 2004 and resided in Templeton, MA.
Tatyana "Tanya" V. (Tutubalina) Marchant, 34, of 200 Shady Lane, Templeton, died Thursday morning in UMASS Memorial Medical Center, University Campus in Worcester after a long battle with cancer.
She was born in Vladivostok, Russia on January 10, 1970 and moved to Templeton in August of 2000.
While in Russia Tanya was a very respected television journalist. She also wrote several books and published numerous articles in both newspapers and magazines. She received her degree in journalism from the Far Eastern University in Vladivostok.
She is survived by her husband Randolph "Randy" D. Marchant whom she wed October 7, 2000. She leaves one son, Aleksandr "Sasha" Tchernev of Templeton, her parents, Vitaly and Tatyana (Repena) Tutubalina of Vladivostok, her grandmother Valechka Repena of Vladivostok and her in - laws Paul and Gail (Hamilton) Lamoureux of Templeton.
It being her request, no funeral service is planned. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Aleksandr Tchernev Education Fund, c/o Banknorth, 90 Pearson Blvd, Gardner, MA 01440. To sign the online guest register, visit our website at www.fletcherfuneral.com. Arrangements are by LAMOUREUX - FLETCHER COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME, Gardner.
ATHOL - Funeral services for Alfreda (Ross) Noel, formerly of 383 East River St., Orange, and of Athol, were held Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002 with a Mass in Our Lady Immaculate Church. Rev. Stephen D. Johnson, pastor of Our Lady Immaculate Church was the celebrant of the Mass, assisted by Rev. Henry Dery, retired. The organist was Theresa Gabis. Readings from scripture were given by Jane Lachance and Margaret Masure. The gifts were brought forward by grandsons Daniel Chagnon and David Chagnon. Mrs. Noel's children, Lucille Chagnon, Fred Tessier and Claudia Tessier gave the eulogy.
Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
The bearers were Richard Chagnon, David Chagnon, Daniel Chagnon, Richard Lachance Fred Masure, Larry Jarvis, Scott Lachance, and Michael Dube.
The J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Born in Ansbach, Germany on Feb. 8, 1925
Departed on Jul. 22, 2004 and resided in Baldwinville, MA.
Theresa (Englehart) Jenkins, 79, formerly of 79 Bridge St., Baldwinville, a victim of Alzheimer's disease for the past seven years, passed away on Thursday, July 22 at Wachusett Manor Nursing Home in Gardner. She was be sorely missed.
This is a photograph of my mother in 1953 - What a pretty lady! She was born in Ansbach, Germany on February 8, 1925, daughter of the late Joseph and Francisca Englehart and was the widow of Sgt. Elton Jenkins, a retired army veteran of the Korean War who died in 1986.
In her youth, she was a star handball and soccer player, competing extensively throughout Europe.
She is survived by her son, Roland "Ron" K. Jenkins and his wife Sheila A. Jenkins of East Templeton, one granddaughter Sara A. Jenkins of Germantown, Maryland and a brother Emile Englehart of Germany and countless nephews and nieces.
Deacon Paul Carrier will officate at a private service in the LAMOUREUX - FLETCHER COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME to be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling yours. Burial will be in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. To sign the online guestbook for the family, visit our website at www.fletcherfuneral.com. Arrangements are by LAMOUREUX - FLETCHER COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME, 105 Central St., Gardner.
ATHOL - A graveside service for Beulah M. (Lumbra) Hache, 79, of 416 Main St., who died Oct. 16, 2002, will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. in Gethsemane Cemetery. Rev. Stephen D. Johnson, pastor of Our Lady Immaculate Church, will officiate.
The J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ATHOL - An interment service for Emily Chiasson Harper, age 75, of Winter Haven, Fla. and formerly of Athol, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002 following a courageous battle with cancer, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Trinity Church, West Street, Rutland, Vt.
Elinor J. (Miettinen) Putnam
TEMPLETON - Elinor J. (Miettinen) Putnam, 63, of 27 Oak St., Baldwinville, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 5, 2002 in the UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Memorial Campus, in Worcester, following an illness.
Born in Roxbury on Nov. 13, 1938, she was the daughter of William L. and Joan D. (D'Etcheverry) Meittinen and lived here for the last 40 years.
She leaves her husband, Dana G. Putnam whom she married in August of 1960; a son, Dana W. Putnam of New Windsor, N.Y.; two daughters, Lisa Putnam of Branchburg, N.J. and Leigh Craft of Phillipston; a brother Laurie Miettinen of Templeton; three sisters, Linda Smith of Springfield, Martha Duguay of Southbridge, and Nancy Pokki of East Templeton as well as four grandsons.
She graduated from the Templeton High School and later from Bridgewater State College. She taught physical education in Huvelton, N.Y. in 1960, and began teaching physical education in Templeton in 1961 retiring in 1998.
She was a member of the St. Vincent De Paul Church in Baldwinville where she had been a catechism teacher. She was a member of the Snowbound Club, a trustee of the Athol Savings Bank, a director of Camp Wiyaka in Athol, Chairman of the Templeton Recreation Committee from 1972 until the present and a member of several Interscholastic Associations.
She was an active member of the Narragansett physical education department and had coached the women's softball, basketball, and field hockey teams. She was president of the Ski Club, a coach to the Pop Warner Cheerleaders, a class advisor to several classes and was recently voted into the Narragansett Athletic Hall of Fame.
Funeral services will be Friday Nov. 8 in the Smith Funeral Home Inc., 69 Vernon Street, Gardner, followed by a 11:30 a.m. Mass in St. Vincent DePaul Church, 1 Forest St., Baldwinville.
Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Templeton.
Calling hours will be Thursday, Nov. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Elinor J. Putnam Gymnasium of the Narragansett Regional High School, 464 Baldwinville Rd., Baldwinville. A vocal time of remembrance will be available from 7 - 8 p.m. in the gymnasium for those that wish to share their memories.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elinor J. Putnam Scholarship Fund for Female Athletes, c/o the Athol Savings Bank, 444 Main Street, Athol 01331.