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Oliver W. Fellows

November 21, 1928 ~ August 24, 2021 (age 92)


August 26, 2021 Oliver W. Fellows WARWICK- Oliver William Fellows, 92, of Warwick, Massachusetts, passed away on August 24, 2021.

Born on November 21, 1928, he was raised and lived most of his life in Warwick. He was the son of Vida Anne Brown and Archie Fellows. He attended Warwick Elementary School and New Salem Academy in the 1940’s.

Oliver started Chase Hill Farm in 1955 and worked there continually until 2020. He was the happiest on his farm tractor and was still using it in his 90’s. He also drove school bus for several years in between milking cows. Many kids in town knew him as Uncle Ollie.

Oliver was well known for woodworking, making small replicas of local houses and community buildings. He enjoyed his grandchildren and their families and loved that he had a big family. He loved his life in Warwick.

Oliver was married to Virginia May Purington on September 15, 1950. At their 50th wedding anniversary, he stated he would marry Virginia all over again if he had the chance.

Besides being survived by his wife of almost 71 years, Virginia Fellows of Warwick, he is survived by all five children; Audrey Williams of Fridley, Minnesota, Steven Fellows of Windham, Vermont, Arthur “Rusty” Fellows of Orange, Chuck Fellows of Red Oak, Virginia, and Mark Fellows of Warwick. He also is survived by 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great, great-grandchild; and three younger brothers, Calvin of Massachusetts, Theodore of New Jersey, and Warren of Maine.


Calling hours will be held on September 11, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange.

A funeral service will be held on September 12, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange.

Interment will be in the Warwick Center Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in the name of Oliver Fellows to either the Mount Grave Land Conservation Trust, 1461 Old Keene Road, Athol, MA 01331 or the Warwick Fire Department, Building Fund, Orange Road, Warwick, MA 01378

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is assisting the family.


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September 11, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Witty's Funeral Home
158 South Main Street
Orange, Massachusetts 01364

Funeral Service
September 12, 2021

2:00 PM
Witty's Funeral Home
158 South Main Street
Orange, Massachusetts 01364

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