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David Yorke

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David Stillman Yorke

1939 - 2014 NORTH ADAMS Mr. David Stillman Yorke, 74, of 29 Canedy Lane, North Adams, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Berkshire Medical Center. He was born in Brattleboro, Vt., on Dec. 29, 1939, son of Milton and Hattie Naomi Ayers York. He attended Readsboro, Vt. schools and graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1957. He later graduated from St. Joseph's College in Bennington, in 1966. David was last employed as the executive director of the Berkshire Training and Employment Office in Pittsfield for many years. Before that, he worked as an operator at New England Electric Hydro Station #5. He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. David was a member and past president of the Readsboro Lions Club, and a member of the North Adams Handicapped Commission. David was an avid hunter, fisherman, and mushroomer. He enjoyed singing, cooking, and making homemade wine. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and times at his deer camp. Survivors include his wife, the former Agnes A. Righi, whom he married on June 20, 1959; two daughters, Jane M. Crews and her husband, David, of Pasadena, Md., and Nancy A. Lewis and her husband, Michael, of North Adams; three sons, Thane D. Yorke and his wife, Shannon, of Cheshire, David W. Yorke Sr. and his wife, Connie, of Stamford, Vt., and Chris M. Yorke of Readsboro, Vt.; seven grandchildren, Joshua Yorke, Adam Yorke and Matthew Yorke of Cheshire; Nicole Rondeau and her husband, Gary, of Honolulu, Hawaii, Sarah Hurlbut and her husband, Kyle, of Clarksburg, David W. Yorke Jr. and his wife, Amanda, of North Adams, and Calli Bacon and her husband, Jeremy, of Cape Coral, Fla.; eight great-grandchildren, Ella Rondeau, Gary Rondeau Jr., Dakota Hurlbut, PJ Scott, Kolby Scott, Ariana Yorke, Lucian Yorke, and Hayli Bacon; two sisters, Gertrude "Betty" Sprague and Sue Ellen Brown, and a brother, Milton "Tweed" York, all of Readsboro, Vt., and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for David Yorke will be Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. from FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Village Cemetery in Readsboro, Vt. Calling hours at the funeral home are Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations are suggested for the or to UCP of Berkshire County to benefit people with disabilities. To send a card or a message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 12, 2014
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