Couple Die Together, Pin Note on Door

by Laurel | February 13th, 2007

[Adapted from the Berkshire County Eagle, 13 February 1945.]

Holyoke.—A note pinned on the front door of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Potvin’s home led today to the discovery of their bodies in easy chairs close to the kitchen stove from which gas was flowing from four burners.

The couple, both 67 had committed suicide, Medical Examiner Arthur Lyman Kinne reported. He said they died of illuminating gas poisoning and had been dead several hours when the bodies were found.

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