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Custer, Grace  
Grace M. Custer 1932 - 2016 Grace Custer was a lovely woman with a beautiful smile who made the world a better place. After a short illness, she passed away on Tuesday, June 21st, at Albany Medical Center surrounded by those who will always love, remember and be inspired by her. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bill Custer, who was an amazing and tireless caregiver for her in recent years. Their love and unwavering commitment to each other will forever serve as an example to family and friends of what a marriage can and should be. Grace was born in 1932 to Rocco and Teresa Prestera LaRosa of Pittsfield. She graduated from P.H.S. in 1950 with Pro Merito honors as she was often eager to point out. She married the love of her life on August 7, 1954 and together they raised a loving family. She retired in 1991, most recently serving as Assistant Treasurer for the City of Pittsfield. Grace was a woman who possessed many talents. Singing was not one of them. In fact, she would take great joy in torturing family and friends with an enthusiastic but horribly misguided rendition of Broadway's "I Could Have Danced All Night". Of that presentation, no one "begged for more." She was an incredible self-taught cook who never followed a recipe. Her meatballs, cheesecake and smiley-face pancakes were among the dozens of delicacies she created. She was a great dancer, with the "Jitterbug" a specialty. She loved to read, was a crossword puzzle whiz and learned to love the Red Sox. She was a positive person who was always smiling. She loved to laugh. She never complained. She was tough as nails. Grace loved children and they loved her. After retirement she was a kindergarten volunteer at Sacred Heart Elementary and later helped lovingly nurture the children at her daughter's family child care center. To all, she was known as "Grandma Grace". She is survived by her son Chuck Custer and his wife Linda of Latham, N.Y., her son Bill Custer of Terryville, CT and her daughter Teresa Custer-Campbell and her husband Tony of Pittsfield. She is also survived by seven grandchildren who despite Grandma's best efforts, are not spoiled rotten. They are Cory, Scott, Michaela, Collin, Quinlan, Karinna and Jillian. Other survivors include her beloved sister, Mary Berti of Sudbury, MA, brother-in-law Chuck Custer and his wife Barbara from Michigan and a dozen cherished nephews and nieces, their spouses and children. FUNERAL NOTICE Calling hours for Grace M. Custer who died June 21, 2016 will be SUNDAY from 4 to 7PM at the DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield. Funeral Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Grace's memory may be made to the Berkshire County Chapter of the Jimmy Fund or St. Jude Children's Hospital in care of the funeral home.
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 25, 2016

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Crews, Barbara  
Barbara L. Crews 1954 - 2016 Barbara L. (Coope) Crews, 62, formerly of Adams, passed away on June 1, 2016. Barbara was born on April 20, 1954 in North Adams to Helene (Lepine) and Edmund Coope. Barb attended Adams Public Schools, graduating in 1972. Shortly after graduation, she married Harold M. Crews Jr. After providing child care for many years, Barb began working at the North Adams post office from where she retired after 22 years of service. Following her retirement, Barb and Harold moved to New Bern, NC., where Barbara worked part-time at Carolina East Hospital. Barbara loved animals, children, and was an avid gardener. Barbara is survived by her husband of 43 years, Harold Crews; two children Carrieanne Crews of North Adams and Harold Crews III of Adams; and three grandchildren Mickailynne, Jacob, and Terra Crews. She is also survived by her mother, Helene Coope; sister, Ann Clairmont and many nieces, nephews, and beloved friends. A memorial celebration of Barbara's life will be held on Saturday, June 25 from 3-6 at the Holiday Inn Mohawk Room in North Adams.
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 22, 2016

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Cahill, Maureen Sheerin  
Maureen R. Sheerin Cahill 1940 - 2016 PITTSFIELD Maureen Rita Sheerin Cahill, 75, of 74 Prospect St., Cheshire, was called home on Thursday June 16, 2016 at Berkshire Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pittsfield, on September 29, 1940, the daughter of the late John F. and Mary E. Coppolino Sheerin. She was educated in Pittsfield schools and attended St. Joseph's High School. Primarily a homemaker, Maureen worked for twenty plus years in the deli at Harry's Supermarket. She enjoyed gardening and attending to her flowers, scratch tickets, playing the lottery, cooking, sitting on her deck relaxing and spending time with her beloved grandchildren. Maureen is survived by her daughter; Tina M. Amlaw (David) of Pittsfield, her two sons; Earl R. Cahill Jr. of Cheshire (Keith Taliaferro) and Scott M. Cahill (Suzan) of Cheshire, her grandchildren; Megan L. Trivilino (Adam) of Mashpee, Joseph M. Amlaw of Pittsfield, Emily S. Cahill of Cheshire, Jonathan J.T. Cahill of Cheshire and Kyle M. Cahill of Cheshire, and the light of her life, her great-grandson Jojo M. Schufreider, a.k.a. "little munchkin" of Cheshire, two sisters; Judith Keltz of Rochester, NY and Mary Ellen Rando (Robert) of Pittsfield and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister; Rosemary Vinette, two brothers; John F. Sheerin Jr. and James E. Sheerin, and two twin grandchildren; Matthew S. Cahill and Ellen R. Cahill. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of 2 South at BMC and Dr. Brooks and the nurses and staff at the BMC Cancer Center. Maureen's children would also like to thank their father, Earl R. Cahill Sr., for his love and support during this difficult time. FUNERAL NOTICE At Maureen's request there are no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Maureen's memory can be made to the BMC Cancer Center in care of DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford St., Pittsfield who is handling arrangements.
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 18, 2016
Caron, Claire  
Claire L. Caron 1950 - 2016 Claire L. Caron, 65, of Williamstown, MA died at home on May 17, 2016 Born in Cambridge, MA on November 5, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Dorothy and George Caron. She graduated from Lee High School and earned her Bachelors Degree from Western New England College. After college she went to work in marketing and retired from Verizon and later Troybuilt. She was currently employed by Market Research.Com Claire enjoyed spending time with family and friends, her dogs and vacations at the ocean in Maine. She is survived by her brothers Robert (Marylucy )of Paducah,KY ,Richard of Easthampton, MA and sister Deborah (Dugan) Shea of Bridgeton, NJ. Besides her siblings she is survived by her nephews Scott (Jenny) Caron, Joseph and Jordon Shea, nieces Kimberly (Jarrett) Nantz, and Kiersten Shea, great nephews Alexender and Tyler Caron, Kenton Nantz and great neice Abigail Caron. She was predeceased by her parents. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Celebration of Life will be held at the Locker Room, 232 Main St., Lee,MA on Saturday June 25 from 12-2PM Memorial donations may be made to National Humane Society.
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 18, 2016
Chesbro, Cecelia  
Cecelia J. Chesbro 1924 - 2016 Cecelia Jane (Seroka) Chesbro of 226 Bradley St. Ext. North Adams and a winter resident Boynton Beach, FL; died Thursday June 16, 2016 at the Williamstown Commons. She was born in Winchester, NH; on June 26, 1924 a daughter of the late Peter and Joanna (Napierkoski) Seroka. She graduated with the class of 1942 from Thayer High School. Cecelia was employed in the payroll department at A.C. Lawrence Leather Co. in Winchester and later worked for the Public Service Company of New Hampshire. She moved to Williamstown with her family in 1957. She was employed as a secretary at Mount Hope and last employed as the secretary to the director of food service at Baxter Hall at Williams College retiring in 1979. She and her husband lived in Florida in the winter and summer at their home on Windsor Lake. She was communicant of St. Francis Church, North Adams and St. Thomas, Boynton; FL. Cecelia was a member of the V.F.W Ladies Auxiliary Post #3968 in Winchester, NH; the Moose Lodge #46 of Lake Worth, FL; Citizen Observer Patrol of Palm Beach County, FL; National Retired Federal Employees Assoc and the Mountain Club in Adams. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and enjoyed family, cooking, reading, ceramics, card playing and the Boston Red Sox. Survivors include her husband Robert L. Chesbro whom she married October 19, 1946. One daughter Linda Jean Chesbro of Williamstown. One son Robert L. Chesbro and his wife Liz of Williamstown. Five grandchildren Robert V. Chesbro, Samuel Whitney, Matthew Feldeworth, Kaitlin Gallese and Julie Washburn. Several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by daughter Jane Feldeworth and a grandson V. Robert Chesbro and four brothers and one sister. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral Services for Cecelia Chesbro will take place Wednesday at 11 am at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, WEST CHAPELs, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. Calling Hours at the funeral home are Wednesday from 10 am to 11am. In Lieu of Flowers memorial donations are suggested for Berkshire Humane Society through the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 18, 2016
Colby, Dr. Raymond  
Dr. Raymond G. Colby 1918 - 2016 PITTSFIELD Dr. Raymond G. Colby, 97, of Pittsfield, MA, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Born in New York City on October 25, 1918, he was the son of Phillip Colby and Sadie Sherman Colby. Dr. Colby was a 1935 graduate of DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, New York and earned his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD in 1939. In 1943, he graduated from New York Medical College, completing his internship and residency in Surgery at Morrisania City Hospital, Bronx, New York. Dr. Colby proudly served his country during World War II as a Captain in the U.S. Army, where he was an Officer in Charge of officer surgery at the 250th Station Hospital in Regensburg, Germany. Following his honorable discharge from the military, Dr. Colby moved to Pittsfield with the encouragement of his brother, Ira Colby, who had moved there the previous year to set up his dental practice. Dr. Colby was a dedicated, caring and highly respected physician and surgeon for forty years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the American Medical Association, International College of Surgeons and the Berkshire District Medical Society, of which he was a past president. Dr. Colby was an instrument-rated private pilot who also performed pilot flight physicals; he flew his own plane for 26 years. World travel was one of his greatest pleasures; he and his wife toured extensively, visiting every continent with the exception of Antarctica. In addition, he was an accomplished photographer, documenting each trip with numerous pictures that he shared with family and friends. An enthusiastic hobbyist, he spent many hours constructing model airplanes, cars and miniature buildings for his beloved G-scale train collection. He also enjoyed golf and bridge. He was frequently seen walking around the neighborhood and in town hand in hand with his wife. Dr. Colby is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, the former Irene Fay Berger, as well as two proud daughters and their spouses, Jill and Donald Shulman of Boston and Ellen and Joseph Fabino of Pittsfield. He also leaves five grandchildren residing in Massachusetts (Robert Fabino and his wife Jaye of Methuen; Amy Fabino Michael and her husband Stephen Michael of Acton; Christopher Fabino and his wife Heidi of Lenox; Alex Shulman of Brookline; and Lydia Shulman of Stockbridge) and three great-grandchildren. At Dr. and Mrs. Colby's request, there will be no services. A gathering in celebration of Dr. Colby's life will be announced in the near future. In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial donations to Berkshire Medical Center or to an organization of their choosing, in care of DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME, 40 Maplewood Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201, who has been entrusted with arrangements.
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 18, 2016
Cyr, Rene  
Rene C. Cyr 1934 - 2016 Rene Claude Cyr, 82 of North Adams, MA died Monday June 20, 2016 at Berkshire Medical Center. He was born in Cohoes, NY on January 11, 1934 son of Leon and Rose (Fectau) Cyr. He attended the Drury High School. Rene was a veteran of the US Army. He was employed by the General Cable Co. for 40 years until his retirement. He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Rene was a member of the Greylock Community Club; the North Adams Elks; and the Retired Men's Club. He enjoyed bowling, cribbage, and pitch and competed in several local leagues. Rene also enjoyed riding his scooter; playing golf, and he played softball in his younger years. He was devoted to his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Diane M. (Critelli) Cyr whom he married on November 6, 1954; and two sons - Daniel C. Cyr and his wife, Kimberly of North Adams and Gary R. Cyr and his wife, Karen of Clarksburg; and three grandchildren including Gregory, Douglas and Alyssa; and four great grandchildren - Ryleigh, Carter, Sierra, and Jaxon. He also leaves one sister - Theresa St. Pierre of North Adams and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers and one sister including Loretta St. Pierre, Leo Cyr, and Henry Cyr. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Rene Cyr will be celebrated Friday June 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to POPCares in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 21, 2016
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