Greenfield (Franklin Co., Mass.) Recorder, 9 July 2003:
ORANGE — Henry P. Doiron, 93, formerly of Orange, died Tuesday, (7-8-03), at the Worcester Skilled Nursing Home, Worcester, after an illness
He was born and raised in Gardner, a son of David and Marguerite (Bourgue) Doiron and graduated from Gardner High and attended Bentley School of Accounting.
He entered the Navy on July 7, 1942 and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged as a first classman on Nov. 2, 1945.
He worked at the former Florence Stove Co. for 35 years and retired from Erving Paper Mills after 15 years.
He was a member of Orange American Legion Post 172, as well as a charter and life member of the Athol-Orange Lodge of Elks 1837.
His wife, Gladys (Harrington), died in 1995.
Survivors include sisters, Doris Middlebrooks of Griffin, Ga., Evangeline Bassow of Binghamton, N.Y., and Georgette McNeil of Canton; a step-son, Dexter Graves of Boston; a step-daughter, Shirley Palsatt of Willingboro, N.J.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces, including Jeanne Peary, who was his caretaker.
Funeral Services will be held from Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 19 Congress St., Orange. Interment will follow in South Cemetery, Orange.
Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to going to the church.
Donations are suggested to the Athol-Orange Elks Lodge 1837 Scholarship Fund, 92 New Athol Road, Orange, MA 01364.
Witty’s Funeral Home, Orange, is directing arrangements.
Guest register and directions available at www.wittyfuneralhome.com
Note: I am not researching, nor am I related to this family. My sympathies go out to Mr. Doiron's loved ones.