Oliver "Black Feather" Suprenant
LEICESTER - Oliver "Black Feather" Suprenant - He was born was born in Sturbridge,MA. the son of late George J. Sr. & Ruth O.(Davis) Suprenant on Oct. 3, 1938 and after 75 full years passed away June 2, 2014. Black Feather is survived by his wife of 34 years Jayne "Generous Heart" (Heelan) Suprenant; his children Joshua, Aaron, Karyn and Jacalyn; his siblings Donald, Gerald, Lucy Ann, and Mary Ellen; his grandchildren Aiden, Krystle, Jayme, Kyle and Jason; extended family and friends. Oliver is predeceased by his brother George Jr. and sisters Sylvia and Doris; his daughters Sheryl and Tracy. Oliver proudly served his country in U.S. Navy on the USS Agerholm (DD-826). Oliver was a man of many paths, finding joy in each journey that he took. He was a racecar driver, mechanic, outdoorsman, pilot, musician, teacher, beloved husband and father.Oliver was a employee of of Penske Truck Leasing until he retired. He was Chairperson of the Committee of the Native American Ministries where he traveled extensively, sharing his knowledge. He was a member and Lay speaker of the Charlton City United Methodist Church.Oliver was a kidney recipient and in gratitude dedicated his life supporting the University of Massachusetts Medical Center Organ Donation Program. He did this by hosting Native American Powwows, and organizing a Gift of Life walk, and with assistance of dedicated medical processionals also supported a Health Awareness fair where many people found unknown medical issues leading to early treatment and prevention.The Family would also like to give an extra special thank you to Katie Partridge who on Nov 16, 1998 gave Oliver and his family the gift of life by donating her kidney to him. Oliver "Black Feather" Suprenant was a man who touched many lives and will be missed dearly by his family and friends.Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Monday,June 9,2014 from 1-3PM in the Charlton City United Methodist Church 74 Stafford St. Charlton,MA..The funeral will follow at 3:00PM in the church. In lieu of flowers, gifts of memory of Oliver "Blackfeather" Suprenant may be made to the UMass Memorial Foundation in support of Division of Organ Transplant. Gifts can be made online at www.umassmed.edu/development (click on make a gift button) or mailed to UMass Medicine Development Office 333 South St. Shrewsbury, MA 01545Checks should be made out to UMMF Division of Organ Transplant and should note that the gift is in memory of Oliver "Blackfeather" Suprenant. Pillsbury Funeral Home 163 Main St. Spencer. Please visit: Pillsburyfuneralhome.com for online tribute.
Pillsbury Funeral Home Inc
163 Main St Spencer, MA 01562
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from June 6 to June 7, 2014