Obituary: Doris Housman, Retired Dormitory Custodian

Fri May 19, 2017

Doris Ann (Bigwood) Housman, 84, of Athol, a retired dormitory custodian, died May 11.

Born in Orange on Jan. 17, 1933, she grew up in Orange and was educated there. She joined UMass Amherst as a dormitory housekeeper in 1968, becoming a janitor in 1978. She retired as a maintainer II in 1993.

She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Earl D. Housman. She leaves a daughter, Karen R. Rathburn, and her husband Timothy of Athol; a son, Arthur R. Housman of Willis, Texas; and a brother, Edward Bigwood.