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May 27, 2020

Moody Burt Brown

Moody Burt Brown

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Moody Burt Brown passed away peacefully on May 15, 2020 in Lenox, MA. Born in June 1923, Moody was just shy of turning 97 years young. The son of Moody Burt Brown, Sr. and Eunice Penelope (Lightfoot) Brown, Moody was born and raised in Dublin, GA. He graduated from Dublin...

Eleanor J. Cronin

Eleanor J. Cronin

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Eleanor Joyce Cronin, 99, formerly of Stillwater, NY, and whom spent most of her life in Pittsfield, MA, passed away Monday, May 25, 2020 at Mt. Carmel Care Center in Lenox. Born in Pittsfield on January 2, 1921, she was the daughter of the late James and Ruth Robbins Ryan....

Patricia A. Grabicki

Patricia A. Grabicki

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Pittsfield- Patricia Ann "Patty" O'Brien Grabicki, 84 of Skyview Drive, Pittsfield, MA died Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, at Mount Carmel Care Center in Lenox, MA after a brief illness. Born on August 6, 1935 in Pittsfield a daughter of the late Russell H. and Gladys Hill...

Marjorie E. Marusarz

Marjorie E. Marusarz

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Marjorie Esther Marusarz of Pittsfield, MA, passed away May 22, 2020 at Berkshire Medical Center. She was born in Washington, MA to the late Claude A. and Helen J. Tulenko Goodell. A 1954 graduate of Pittsfield High School, she worked for Berkshire Mutual Insurance as a...

Dominic J. Salvatore Sr.

Dominic J. Salvatore Sr.

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Dominic John Salvatore, Sr., 86, of Pittsfield, MA, passed away May 21, 2020 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Born in Pittsfield on June 6, 1933, he was the son of Samuel and Teresina Spagnuolo Salvatore. He attended Pittsfield Schools and went on to serve as a...

May 24, 2020

William Jerome Rudge III

William Jerome Rudge III

Clinton, New York

William Jerome Rudge III, 89, passed quietly on 21 May 2020, surrounded by his family at Brookdale Independent Living. William (Bill) was the son of William Jerome Rudge Jr. and Lena Anne Wyss and spent his childhood in Lenox, MA where he attended Lenox High School and Lenox...

James W. Sullivan

James W. Sullivan

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Mr. James Whitney Sullivan, 84, of Dalton, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 with his loving wife by his side. Born in Dorchester, MA, on April 2, 1936, the son of the late George and Flora (Lampro) Sullivan, he graduated from St. Joseph's High School in 1954 and...

May 23, 2020

Dr. Aaron Morris Leavitt

Dr. Aaron Morris Leavitt

Lenox, Massachusetts

Lenox - Aaron M. Leavitt MD, 89, of Lenox died peacefully on Friday, May 22nd from natural causes with his loving family by his side. Born on November 25, 1930 in Springfield, MA., to the late Morris and Sophie Metz Leavitt, he attended Springfield schools, graduating from...

May 22, 2020

Jeffrey Alan Barrows

Jeffrey Alan Barrows

Saugus, Massachusetts

Jeffrey entered into eternal rest, Monday evening, May 18, 2020 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington due to COVID-19 related pneumonia. He was 70 years of age. Born in Attleboro, he is the son of the late Russell and Gertrude (Graham) Barrows. Jeffrey grew up in Adams, MA and...

John Howard "Jack" Barter

John Howard "Jack" Barter

West Hartford, Florida

John "Jack" Howard Barter, 86, of Marco Island, FL and West Hartford, CT passed away peacefully on May 17, 2020. Jack, also known by his grandchildren as "Popeye," was born March 1, 1934 in San Mateo, CA to John Lewis Barter and Amelia Grace (Christie) Barter. His family moved...

May 21, 2020

Doris May Clairmont

Doris May Clairmont

Adams, Massachusetts

Doris May Clairmont, 91, of Acton, MA, formerly of Cheshire, passed away Monday May 18, 2020 at the Life Care Center of Acton. Born in Adams on May 17, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Laurena Chartier McCumiskey. She retired from the former W.R. Grace & Co....

Vera C. Forte

Vera C. Forte

Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Vera C. Forte, 86, of Housatonic passed away May 13, 2020. A Home Going Celebration will be held on Fri., May 22nd at 12:00 pm at FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME in Great Barrington. There will be a viewing from 10:30 am until the time of the service. Burial will follow at...

Ruth E. McBride

Ruth E. McBride

Adams, Massachusetts

Ruth E. McBride, 88 of Andover, MA, formerly of Adams passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Masconomet Healthcare Center in Topsfield, MA. Born in Adams on January 29, 1932, the youngest daughter of the late Dr. James F. and Margaret McEvoy McLaughlin. She was a graduate...

May 20, 2020

David C. Foley

David C. Foley

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

David C. Foley passed away peacefully at his home on May 12, 2020. Dave was born on January 19, 1957 in Pittsfield to George L. and Regina L. (Curtis) Foley. Dave was educated in Pittsfield schools graduating in 1976 from the Taconic High metal fabrication program. He worked...

Michael J. Foley

Michael J. Foley

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Michael J. Foley, 76, of Pittsfield passed away peacefully at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center on May 11, 2020. He was born in Pittsfield, MA on February 18, 1944, son of the late John and Constance (Keeler) Foley. He retired from General Electric Company with 25 years of...

Jane C. LeBeau

Jane C. LeBeau

Adams, Massachusetts

Mrs. Jane Clara LeBeau, 89, of Adams, died on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Craneville Place in Dalton. She was born in Troy, New York on September 19, 1930, daughter of the late Harry and Mildred (Wilcox) Church. She attended schools in Troy and graduated from the Troy High School....

Michael J. Potts

Michael J. Potts

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Michael James Potts, 68, of Pittsfield, MA passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Berkshire Medical Center. Born in Lenox, MA on October 17, 1951, son of the late Benjamin and Jacqueline Hamilton Potts. He attended Pittsfield Schools and was a graduate of Pittsfield High School....

Laraine L. Taylor

Laraine L. Taylor

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Laraine L. Durkee Taylor, 77, of 257 Highland Ave., died Monday morning at Springside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Pittsfield, she was the Head of Housekeeping at Springside prior to her retirement in 2005. Among her survivors are her daughter, Tyril (Tarri) D....

May 19, 2020

Peter T. Amuso

Peter T. Amuso

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Mr. Peter T. Amuso, 69, of Pittsfield, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 15, 2020. Born in Pittsfield, MA, on February 25, 1951, the son of Dorothy Londergan Amuso and the late Joseph A. Amuso, he graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1969. He was a communicant of St....

James F. Grimsley

James F. Grimsley

Lenox, Massachusetts

James Francis Grimsley, Jr., 58, of Pittsfield died Thursday, May 14, 2020 at home after a courageous battle with ALS. Born in Westfield, MA., on February 18, 1962 to James F. and Lorraine Adamites Grimsley, he attended Westfield Schools. After high school, Jim entered the...

Aleksy W. "Alec" Patryn

Aleksy W. "Alec" Patryn

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Aleksy "Alec" William Patryn, 97, formerly of 222 Grange Hall Road in Dalton, passed away May 16, 2020 at Craneville Place in Dalton. Born in Adams, MA on April 20, 1923 to the late Leon and Sophie Jzyk Patryn, he attended North Adams Schools. Mr. Patryn was a US Air Force...

Susan R. Southard

Susan R. Southard

Princeton, Massachusetts

Susan R. Southard, 72, beloved partner of "Rob" Cowles, and a long-time resident of Princeton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at The Reservoir Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Marlborough. Born in Pittsfield, and raised in Hancock, MA, she was the...

May 17, 2020

Lee S. Diefendorf

Lee S. Diefendorf

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Lee S. Diefendorf, 86, passed away on April 30, 2020, at home in Ormond Beach, FL surrounded by his loving family. Lee was born in Pittsfield, MA on October 31, 1933, he attended public schools and graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1951. Lee entered the Navy upon...

Marie Lawton

Marie Lawton

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Mrs. Marie Lawton, 89, of Pittsfield, MA, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at Berkshire Place. She had her loving husband, Harry, at her side. Marie was born and raised in Schenectady, NY. She was the daughter of the late John and Ellen Liston. Her father was one of...

Joseph M. Silvestri

Joseph M. Silvestri

Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Joseph Martin Sebastian Silvestri died on April 29, 2020 in Alford. MA. Joseph was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 4, 1938, son of Josephine (Mandina) and Joseph Cornelius Silvestri. He was a graduate of St. Peter's University in 1960 and earned an LLM from Fordham...

Robert A. Welcome

Robert A. Welcome

Agawam, Massachusetts

Robert (Bob) A. Welcome, 83 of Lee, MA passed away peacefully on May 12, 2020. He leaves behind his loving wife of 56 years, Janice Welcome and his three children and their spouses; Michael Welcome (Wendy), John Welcome (Marilou) and Angela Martin (Keith Sr.). Robert also...

May 16, 2020

Elizabeth Willard Hannock

Elizabeth Willard Hannock

North Adams, New York

Elizabeth (Frost) Willard Hannock, 94, of Williamstown died on Friday, May 8, 2020 at the Center for Living & Rehabilitation in Bennington, VT. Born in Plainfield, NJ on July 7, 1925 to the late Murray and Marian (Frost) Willard, she was a graduate of Bryn Mawr College. ...

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