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Christopher R. Furey

1935 - 2012 PITTSFIELD Christopher Richard Furey, 77, of 16 VonNida Ave., Pittsfield, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Berkshire Medical Center.

Born on May 1, 1935, in Pittsfield, son of the late Christopher E. and Mary Pizzuto Furey, he attended schools in Pittsfield and was a 1952 graduate of Pittsfield High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War Conflict, having been a proud member of the Marines. Mr. Furey was last employed by Marland Mold for 35 years, retiring in 2000 as a mold maker. Prior to that, he had worked at Clarke-Aiken in Lee for 11 years. He was a member of the Italian-American Club on Newell Street and enjoyed target shooting, running and was an avid reader.

He is survived by his wife, the former Catherine M. McGuigan, whom he married Oct. 8, 1960, at St. Mary's Church in Pittsfield; two sons, Christopher J. Furey and Stephen E. Furey and his wife, Judy, all of Pittsfield; a daughter, Eileen M. Furey of Sunderland; two brothers, Charles D. Furey and Michael T. Furey and his wife, Karen, all of Pittsfield; two sisters, Mary L. O'Brien of Lanesboro and Ellen M. Rice of Pittsfield; a grandson, Kyle Furey.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Robert E. and John J. Furey.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, celebrated by Monsignor Michael Shershanovich, pastor. Burial will follow at Saint Joseph's Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to the Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association in care of DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford St., Pittsfield, MA 01201, which is handling arrangements.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 19, 2012
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