March 22, 1951 - January 27, 2022
ATHOL- Roberta L. (Whitehouse) Casella, 70, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Athol Memorial Hospital. Roberta was born in Athol on March 22, 1951, daughter of the late Walter R. and Geraldine (Fisher) Whitehouse. She graduated from Athol High School in 1969. She continued her education at Fitchburg State college earning a Bachelor's Degree in teaching. She taught elementary school for 30+ years at Pleasant Street School in Athol. She was a dedicated revered teacher, a talented artist who excelled at oil paintings, and was a valuable contributor to the Athol Community. She was published in Who’s Who in American Teachers. One of her other passions was to collect antiques and attend Brimfield Antique shows. She was involved in many groups and organizations in the area, including Girl Scout leader for three years, Campfire Girl leader for two years, a lifetime member of the Athol Historical Society as well as a board member for four years, a deaconess at Athol Congregational Church for three years, on the board for Athol-Orange Family Inn Homeless Shelter for eight years, an active hospital auxiliary member, and a member of a local trivia group for many years. She is survived by a daughter, Christine Casella and her boyfriend, Francis Scott of Athol; three grandsons, Maverick Lawton, Hunter Lawton, and Sullivan Scott; a brother, Barry Whitehouse and his wife Sharon of Orange; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John Casella in 2013. Roberta’s calling hours will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 3-5pm at Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Road, Orange, MA. Burial will be held later in the spring at Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Athol Community Elementary School, 1064 Pleasant Street, Athol, MA 01331. To leave an online condolence please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Kevin J. Mack and Walter C. Taylor, funeral directors.
ATHOL- Roberta L. (Whitehouse) Casella, 70, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Athol Memorial Hospital. Roberta was born in Athol on March 22, 1951, daughter of the late Walter R. and Geraldine (Fisher) Whitehouse. She graduated from... View Obituary & Service Information
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