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Lois Jean Zarvis

1929 - 2015 NORTH ADAMS Mrs. Lois Jean (Dunsmore) Zarvis, 86, of 175 Franklin St., North Adams, formerly of 129 East View Drive, Cheshire, died on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at North Adams Commons. She was born in North Adams on May 12, 1929, a daughter of the late John and Mabel (Neville) Dunsmore. She attended schools in North Adams. Mrs. Zarvis was primarily a homemaker, but had worked for the former North Adams Transcript, the former Strong Hewitt Co, and the former Waverly Fabrics. She was a longtime member of the former St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Adams. Her husband, John Zarvis, whom she married on September 28, 1969, died on July 29, 2009. She is survived by; one daughter, Laurie Chittenden and her husband, Mark of Adams, one son, Scott Zarvis of Pittsfield, two sisters, Dorothy DiOrio of Pittsfield and Lorna Gadbois of North Walpole, NH, three grandchildren, Nathan, Lindsay and Anali Chittenden, one great-granddaughter, Alaina Chittenden and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five brothers, Thomas and Robert Sahady and John, Herbert and Gordon Dunsmore. She was also predeceased by three sisters, Mary Lou Laliberte, Shirley Gibson and Helen Sahady. Funeral services and burial will be private for the family. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society, 214 Barker Rd., Pittsfield, MA 01201 or to the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter, 63 Downing Industrial Park, Pittsfield, MA 01201. The PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams, is in charge of arrangements. To leave a message of condolence, please go online to : www.paciorekfuneral.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on July 24, 2015
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