The Winchendon Courier
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Week of May 12 to May 19, 2022


Jane Rae Tate

July 8, 1930 ~ April 20, 2022 (Age 91)

Jane was born in Marblehead, MA in 1930, and was adopted as a baby into the Moeckel family of Fitchburg. She made Fitchburg her home for her entire life, until her health began to decline at age 90 after the unexpected passing of her beloved son Jim in March 2020. She moved into long term care at Bear Mountain in North Andover, MA in 2021, and passed peacefully there in her sleep on April 20.

Jane attended Fitchburg High School, and then worked for the Fitchburg Sentinel and radio station WEIM in Fitchburg. She cherished her time at WEIM and had a long career there as the office manager, retiring in 1999 after 27 years.

Jane was very active into her late 80s and loved to travel. She accompanied her family on memorable trips throughout the US as well as Canada, England and Egypt. She went on cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal, and went on frequent bus trips throughout New England with her friends. Her favorite travel memory was parasailing at age 81 in Maui with her son Jim and daughter Cher. She was also an avid animal lover and an expert crossword puzzle solver.

A highlight of her life was the reunion in 2006 with her biological siblings (sisters Janice and Pat and brother Edward and their families) after finding them with the help of a genealogist hired by her son and daughter.

Jane will be remembered by everyone who met her for her quick smile and kind heart. She will be missed most of all by her beloved family: daughter Cher Tate and granddaughters Allie and Zoey Tate of North Hampton, NH; her surviving brother Edward Sparhawk; her nephew Sam Fasano (and wife Michelle) and their children Leah Queen (and wife Amanda and daughter Royce) and Kara Clay (and husband Peter and their children Grayson, Landon, Beaumont and Lucy); her niece Patti Slattery (and husband Steve) and their children Janice (and Aaron) Wolfe and Adria (and Nash) Oliver (and Patti's 9 grandchildren: Nathaniel, Ethan and Kathryn Wolfe and Elias, Jacob, Noah, Luke, Levi and Jael Oliver.)

At Jane's request, a private celebration of life will be held on May 14 at her favorite place in the world, Nubble Lighthouse in York ME, where her family will spread her ashes. Donations may be made in her memory to the Ahimsa Haven Animal Rescue in Winchendon (

April 30, 1934 ~ April 26, 2022 (Age 87)

Rindge, NH - Amy St. Pierre Raymond was born on April 30th, 1934 in Winchendon, Ma. to Arthur and Blanche {Poland} St. Pierre and lived in Rindge most of her life. She graduated from Conant High School and lived in Spokane Washington for a time, but found it too gloomy! She returned and married William J. Raymond Jr. and had 3 children, Leslie, Ken and Earl.

Amy worked at the Guernsey Cattle Club, Letourneau Ins. & Realty, many years at Yankee Magazine in customer service and for many years she was Secretary at the Rindge Town office, and was a Supervisor of the Checklist for many years. Amy was involved with the Rindge Historical Soc. for many years. She was a Charter member of the Rindge Women's Club, a member of P.O.O.R., and the Memorial Day committee.

She was predeceased by her parents, her brother Wayne B. Pike Sr., her sister Janet B. Gordon, her sons, Ken and Earl, and her special friend Joe Broyles. Amy was still contacted by people from all over with Rindge history questions, and she enjoyed helping people that way. She moved to Payson Village when it opened and she loved having her neighbors close, and the card games and get togethers there. She will be greatly missed by many.

Amy is survived by her daughter Leslie (Hugh) Of Dublin, her grandchildren, Stacy Weibel (Kurt), Brian Hildreth (Jackie) Ross Hildreth, 9 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandson, and another on the way and several nieces and nephews.

Amy passed away peacefully at the Jack Byrne Ctr. in Lebanon 4 days shy of her 88th Birthday. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 5th at the Rindge Rec. Dept Hall on Wellington Road, Rindge from 2 to 5 P.M. Amy requested that we :"just hold a big Pot Luck" in her honor, if you would like to bring some food you can, but not required. We would like to thank the Rindge EMT's, the Jaffrey Ambulance, Monadnock Community Hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon and the staff at the Jack Byrne Ctr. for their care and many kindnesses to us during Amy's illness. In lieu of flowers, we ask any donations be made in her memory to the Rindge Historical Society, P.O. Box 543, Rindge, NH, 03461.

Joseph Azevado Medeiros

October 8, 1990 ~ April 29, 2022 (Age 31)

Winchendon--Joseph Azevedo Medeiros Jr., 31, died Friday, April 29, 2022.

He leaves his mother Ana (Azevedo) Medeiros of Winchendon, five brothers and sisters, Michael Medeiros and his wife Nicole of Lowell, Kimberly Medeiros of Lowell, Robert Medeiros and his wife Tiffany of Winchendon, Monica Medeiros of Winchendon and Christina Medeiros of Winchendon; 11 nieces and nephews; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was born in Cambridge on October 8, 1990 a son of the late Jose Medeiros.

He was a 2010 graduate of Murdock High School. He worked for Millapore as a machine operator.

Joseph enjoyed fishing, kayaking, quad riding, hiking and many other outdoor activities. He also loved cooking at the River's Edge with his late friend Seth.

His funeral will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11:00 in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 52 Spruce Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.

Calling Hours will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 prior to the funeral from 8:30 -10:30 a.m. in the Stone Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his name to The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center of Worcester, 72 Cambridge St, Worcester, MA - 01603

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Kevin J. Mack, Douglas M. Stone and Walter C. Taylor, funeral directors.

Georgina R. Gaebel

April 30, 1939 ~ May 7, 2022 (Age 31)

GAEBEL, Georgina R. Of Boxborough, passed away on May 7, 2022. "Jo" is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Gerald, daughter Cheryl and her husband Thomas Lurito of Elverson PA, son Stephen and his wife Annemarie and granddaughter Jordan Gaebel.

She was born April 30, 1939 in Springfield, MA and graduated in 1957 from Acton Boxborough Regional High School. In 1961 she graduated from Bridgewater State College with a degree in Physical Education. After teaching several years in Winchendon, MA, she then concentrated on her family. As a supporter of her daughter's horseback riding she became the District Commissioner of the Groton Pony Club.

Jo joined the Order of the Eastern Star in 1967 and was Worthy Matron of the local chapter 5 times. She also held several other state and national positions. She received her 50 year pin in 2017.

Jo was an avid dog lover and was passionate about training her Cairn Terriers. She was dedicated to the training, health and well being of her furry friends. Through her pursuit of excellence she succeeded in making her dog, Cala, one of the first Cairns to attain an AKC Utility dog title. Her intense interest in dog training led her to the fun sport of canine freestyle. She set to music and choreographed her own performances that were loved by the judges and spectators alike, resulting in bringing her recent Cairn terrier, Patches, to the sport's highest level.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Foundation of the Cairn Terrier Club of America. Or mailed to Foundation of the CTCA Treasurer, 2372 Crestcliff Dr., Tucker, GA 30084. Memorial Page:

Mark E. Noël

January 26, 1950 ~ May 7, 2022 (Age 72)

BALDWINVILLE - Mark E. Noël, 72, of Baldwinville, died Saturday, May 7, 2022 at his residence, with his family at his side.

He was born in Gardner on January 26, 1950, son of the late Peter Joseph and Yvonne Irene (Boisse) Noël and grew up on Spring Street in Winchendon and in 1978 moved to East Templeton. He was an active member of Holy Cross Church even after moving to Baldwinville in 1987. He was a lector there, sang in the church choir for over 17 years, and assisted with many Church and Sodality events.

He and his wife, Gail loved dancing, and graduated from the Two Hearts as One Square Dance Club in Gardner. They went to Square Dance Camp n Dance weekends with friends in Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Maine. They celebrated their 25th anniversary in Ireland. With friends Dick and Lynn Roux, they vacationed in Pennsylvania, Cape Cod, Montreal, Nova Scotia, and Cape Breton as well as cruised to Alaska and the Carribean.

Mark spent almost forty years in furniture manufacturing, working for George Bent, Heywood Wakefield, Temple Stuart and Nichols and Stone. In retirement, he enjoyed working the front desk on weekends at Mount Fitness.

He leaves his wife of 45 years, Gail Larise (Cloutier) Noël. He also leaves one brother Paul M Noël and his wife Susan of Winchendon. his sister in law, Mary Noël of Prince Edward Island, nieces and nephews, Holly Carruthers and her husband Sandy, Peter Noël, Christine Noël, David Noël and his wife Melonie, all of Canada; Nathan Noël of Bellingham, WA, Mary Goldstrom and husband Antonio of Cibolo, TX, Peter Noël of Winchendon, Crystal Brooks of Gardner, Stacy Matewsky and husband Rob of Ashburnham, Joshua and Jeremiah of Roanoake, VA; grandnieces and nephews, Chloe Noël, Caleb Goldstrum, Colin Cotton, Adam, Rylee and Addison Brooks, Landon and Eli Matewsky, Isabelle and Sophia Noël, Elliot Noël and Liam Breen. And great grands, Raelynn and Braydon Brooks and Christine Cotton. He also leaves his brother in law, Bruce Cloutier and his wife Debra, and sisters in law Carla Breen and Mary Noël.

In 2005, Mark & Gail adopted two special families from Holy Cross Church and were honorary uncle and aunt to the Chartier, Scheurer and Krestyn families in Templeton.

In addition to his parents, Mark was predeceased by two brothers, Peter A Noël and William D Noël.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10 A.M. in Holy Cross Church, Lake Avenue, East Templeton. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Baldwinville.

Calling hours in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon are Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 5 to 7 P.M.

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Kevin J. Mack, Douglas M. Stone and Walter C. Taylor, directors