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Jennifer Anne Broughton

May 21, 1964 — August 10, 2022



ATHOL - Jennifer Anne Broughton, 58, died Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family and friends. Affectingly known by her husband as his English Rose and Warrior Princess. Jen was always present with a warm smile and infectious laugh. Her home open to family and friends ready to serve a warm delicious meal while experimenting with new recipes she was always ready to serve her favorite English fares as well. 

She was born in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom on May 21, 1964, a daughter of the late Derek James Broughton and Margaret Anne (Donahue) Broughton.

Jennifer attended the Toot Hill Secondary School, The Banks Bingham Nottingham NG13 8BL United Kingdom, Derby Royal City General Hospital for nursing, Uttoxeter Road, Derby DE22 3DT, United Kingdom and the Boston-Grantham School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Jennifer worked in Nursing for 5 years 1983-1988, in Midwifery from 1988-1999 both in the United Kingdom. Upon moving to the United States she worked with her husband Duncan Gordon at Arlington Taylor Rental from 1999-2021. She became a United States citizen on April 3, 2008 at Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA. 

She was an avid deck hockey player, enjoyed fishing, painting, travel, going to fine restaurants, socializing with friends, hiking, canoeing and belly dancing. She loved going to the theatre and enjoyed many types of concerts. Friends and family were entertained by many of these adventures. Jennifer was a Deacon of the Athol Congregational Church, she volunteered at the Athol Hospital, Athol Elementary School and many other local groups.

She is survived by husband, Duncan Gordon; step-son, Christopher Gordon and partner Alyssa Demetropoulos of Athol; step-daughter, Jessica Gordon Collins of Yuba City, CA; a brother, Andrew Broughton and sister-in-law Emma of Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; two grandchildren, Ashton Cruz and Adrian Cruz of Chicopee, MA; niece, Alarna Broughton and nephew, Leo Broughton of Long Eaton Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; mother-in-law, Romona (Temple) Gordon of Baldwinville, MA; sister-in-law, Victoria Chace of Athol, MA; sister-in-law, Theresa Shepard and husband Ed of Newberg Oregon; sister-in-law, Sandra Gordon and partner Maurice of Gardner, MA; brother-in-law, Edwin Gordon of Gardner, MA; and many loving and caring cousins, nephews, and nieces and so many lovely friends. especially her special friend, Tracy Wintersgill of Brampton, England, United Kingdom. Predeceased by brother-in-law, Glen Gordon. 

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Road, Orange, MA. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 28th at 1:00 pm at the Athol Congregational Church located at 1225 Chestnut Street, Athol, MA. Reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational church immediately following the service. 

The funeral service will be live streamed on Facebook under "Athol Congregational" for guests that are unable to make it in person.  

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Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Road, Orange is directing arrangements.

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

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, August 27, 2022

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mack Family Funeral Homes - Fiske Murphy & Mack Chapel

110 New Athol Rd, Orange, MA 01364

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Funeral Service

Sunday, August 28, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Athol Congregational Church

1225 Chestnut Street, Athol, MA 01331

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