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Marlou Rickan

March 26, 1948 — July 31, 2023


Marlou (Berry) Rickan, 75, died Monday, July 31, 2023, at Alliance at Baldwinville, after a short illness. 

She leaves her two sons, Shawn Rickan of Phillipston and Chad Berry of Athol, and four grandsons, Jakob Rickan, Jameson Rickan, Caleb Berry, and Dominic Berry. 

She is predeceased by one brother, Roger Berry.

Marlou was born in Portland, Maine on March 26, 1948, a daughter of the late Colman and Eleanor (Wing) Berry. She graduated from Barton Academy, Vermont in1966. She worked for the L. S. Starrett Tool company, in Athol for many years as a CNC Operator.

She loved to work, go the beach, watch NASCAR, and spend time with her friends and family. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the ALS Foundation at

Marlou's funeral arrangements will be private in Maine. 

Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, and Melissa A. McQuaid, Funeral Directors. 

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