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Carnes, Robert  
Robert Joseph (Bob) Carnes 1953 - 2015 PITTSFIELD Robert Joseph (Bob) Carnes died peacefully on April 10, at Berkshire Medical Center holding hands with his wife and daughter while friends at his bedside recited the 23rd Psalm. Bob was born in Boston, on Aug. 17, 1953, son of Alfred Carnes and the late Dorothy Pace Carnes. He graduated from Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Mass. in 1971 and from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. in 1976 with a Bachelor's Degree in History. While at Notre Dame, Bob was the First Cornet in the Marching and Varsity Bands. He was named "Musician of the Year" two years in a row. Bob graduated from Suffolk University Law School in Boston in 1979 with a Juris Doctor degree and practiced law with a private firm before moving to Berkshire County in 1982. At that time, Bob was hired as an Assistant District Attorney by the Late Anthony J. Ruberto, who would become his mentor and great friend. In subsequent years, Bob was appointed as First Assistant District Attorney and became the lead prosecutor responsible for the superior court trial list. He supervised staff, argued cases to the Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court and oversaw the operations of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force. In June of 1990, Bob was appointed District Attorney of Berkshire County by Gov. Michael Dukakis to fill Ruberto's term of office when he was elevated to a judge. For several years after leaving the District Attorney's office Bob was a solo practitioner in his own law office with a diverse trial and appellate practice. In 1986 Bob returned to school to the former North Adams State College and earned a second Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. In 2001 until the time of his death, Bob worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board within the Department of Public Safety. He was the Chief Administrative Hearing Examiner for the state, responsible for conducting classification hearings and rendering decisions under the state's Megan Law. Bob created hearing policy, oversaw staff training, and edited numerous decisions and orders for this administrative public safety agency. Bob was a member of Hope Church in Lenox, Mass. where he served as a member of the Finance Team and attended Bible study classes. He enjoyed watching Notre Dame and New England Patriots football games and the Boston Red Sox. For thirty five years, Bob and his father attended a Notre Dame football game in person every fall. Bob also loved to be in the company of his wife and daughters. Bob leaves his adoring wife of 27 years, Maryann, who he married on February 14, 1988 at Holy Family Church in Pittsfield; and two daughters, Sophie, a student at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and Rosemary, a student at Russell Sage in Troy. Besides his wife, two daughters, and father; Bob also leaves behind two sisters, Carol Thormahlen (Henry) of Lakeville, Fla., and Patricia Burke (Michael) of Natick, Mass.; a sister-in-law, Barbara Knudson (Paul) of St. George, Utah; three nephews; and two nieces. In addition to his biological family, Bob leaves three friends he considered to be his brothers, David Chenail (Judge Judith Locke) of Williamstown, Dr. Santo Triolo of Kihei, Hawaii, and Judge Paul M. Vrabel (Mary) of Pittsfield. FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours for Bob will be at Hope Church, 259 Kemble Street, Lenox, on Friday, April 17 from 4 - 8 p.m. The funeral will be at Hope Church on Saturday, April 18 at 11 a.m. and will be presided by the Rev. Dr. Douglas Foss, Rev. Michael Tuttle, Rev. George Karl and Pastor Wesley Ross. Bob will be buried privately at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Pittsfield, at a later date. Romans 8:38-39
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2015
Chalfonte, Charlotte  
Charlotte Dillon (Atwood) Chalfonte 1916 - 2015 NORTH ADAMS Charlotte Dillon (Atwood) Chalfonte, 98, died on Sunday April 12, at the Williamstown Commons where she had resided for over 2 years. She was born in North Adams on November 3, 1916. She was the daughter of Frederick and Amelia (Dillon) Atwood. She attended schools in North Adams. In her earlier years she worked at H.W. Clark Biscuit Co. but was a homemaker most of her life. She was a communicant of the former St. Francis of Assisi Church in North Adams. Her husband, Telesphore Joseph Chalfonte, died on March 10, 1974. She leaves a son, Frederick and daughter-in-law, Diane (Vallieres) Chalfonte; three grandchildren, including Barb Chalfonte and her partner, Kat Emet of Florence, Mass., James Chalfonte of Pittsfield, and Kathleen Hunter and her husband, Jeffrey, of Southampton Mass.; and seven great-grandchildren, Jenna Colleen, Arden Patrick, Liam James Chalfonte, Abigael Rose, Owen Jeffrey, Ava Elizabeth, and Wyatt Grayson Hunter. She also leaves three nieces, Patricia Durkee and her husband, James, of Pittsfield, Margaret Quinton of N.Y., and Maureen Senecal Gancarz of North Adams, and Peggy Ann Atkinson; and grandnieces and grand nephews. A brother, James Atwood; and a sister, Hazel Senecal are deceased. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday April 17, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church in Williamstown. Burial will be in Southview cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday morning from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the FLYNN DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS- WEST CHAPELS 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA 01247. To send a card, basket or to leave a message please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com .
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 14, 2015
Chapman, Albert  
Albert M. "Al" Chapman MARLBORO Albert M. "Al" Chapman passed away on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at the Kindred Hospital of Natick at the age of eighty-four. Devoted husband of Bette T. (Tainter) Chapman of Marlboro, loving father of Gary A. Chapman and his wife, Susana, of Plymouth, N.H., and the late Thomas F. Chapman. Cherished grandfather of Alejandra Chapman, also of Plymouth, N.H. Predeceased by five brothers and one sister. Survived by several nieces and nephews. U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran. FUNERAL NOTICE: Visitation in the WELLINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 220 East St., Pittsfield on Saturday, April 25 from 10:30 a.m. -12 p.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial will follow in Pittsfield Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Al's memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 19, 2015
Cobb, Raymond  
Raymond Cobb 1932 - 2015 PITTSFIELD Raymond Francis Cobb, 83, of 21 Davis Street, died Monday, April 13, at his home. Born in Pittsfield on Feb. 16, 1932, a son of Robert B. and Gladys V. Kelsey Cobb, he attended Pittsfield schools. A Korean War veteran, Mr. Cobb was inducted into the United States Army on Nov. 19, 1952, served overseas fifteen months, and was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal on Dec. 29, 1954. Mr. Cobb had a life-long career with the railroad where he was a brakeman on the New York Central, which became Penn Central, and later became ConRail. He retired in 1992 with 44 years service. Ray enjoyed playing baseball for the Italian-American Athletic Club in the Junior City League and took great pride in pitching the 2-0 game when the Majestics were beaten for the first time. He also enjoyed playing golf and was proud of his first hole-in-one. Mr. Cobb is survived by two daughters, Donna M. LaBrie, of Adams, and Patricia Wiehl of the state of New York; a son, Michael Cobb of Pittsfield; a sister, Norma Chase (wife of the late Lawrence G. Chase) of Lanesborough; seven grandchildren; five great-grand-children; and many nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be private. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter in care of DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 17, 2015
Cooper-Goodell, Donna  
Donna Cooper-Goodell 1939 - 2015 NORTH ADAMS Donna Cooper-Goodell, 76, died Tuesday April 14, 2015 at her home. She was born in North Adams, MA on January 25, 1939, daughter of Nelson and Edith (Estes) Shaw. She attended Drury High School. Donna was primarily a homemaker. She enjoyed crocheting and especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She was the widow of Francis Goodell, who died on January 3, 2004. They were married on June 12, 1992. Her first husband was William Cooper, who died on August 10, 1990. They were married on July 9, 1955. Survivors include one son, William Cooper Jr. and his wife, Cynthia of North Adams; and four daughters including, Cynthia Marran of Adams; Kimberly Horsfall and her husband, William; Edith Cardinal; and Melissa Wheeler and her husband, Jon, all of North Adams. She also leaves 17 grandchildren including; Rebecca Arnold who was her primary caregiver; 28 great grandchildren; one brother, Raymond Shaw of Stephentown, NY; one sister, Tamara Canale of Clarksburg; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Lorraine Borey. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Donna Cooper-Goodell will be Saturday April 18, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at FLYNN&DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams. Burial will be in Southview cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Saturday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA in care of the funeral home. To send a card or a message, please visit : www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com .
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 15, 2015
Critelli, Dale  
Dale R. Critelli 1959 - 2015 SAVOY Dale Robert Critelli, 55, of New Port Richey, FL, formerly of Savoy, MA, passed away on April 7, 2015. Dale was born in Adams, MA on September 3, 1959 to the late Richard F. Crittelli and Leah LeSage Critelli. He was a 1977 graduate of Hoosac Valley High School. Dale married Holly Beth (Sherman) Crittelli on August 5, 1989, they were married for 25 years. Dale, recently retired, previously worked for the Carpenters Union Local 108. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and outdoor activities. He is survived by his wife, Holly Beth, his four children; Dale A., Maria, Kristina and Bethany, four grandchildren; David, Camrin, Shawn and Nicholas, and sisters; Linda McClure of Idaho, Debbie Spence of Texas and Sandry Gaylord of MA. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard Critelli.
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 16, 2015
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