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Violet L. Hardisty

1923 - 2012 GREAT BARRINGTON Violet Louise Hardisty, 89, formerly of Monterey, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at Fairview Commons in Great Barri

Born May 24, 1923, in Stockbridge, she was the daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth Harrington Gilmore. She was a graduate of Lee High School, class of 1941. Violet was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She was a longtime member and past officer of the Monterey Grange #291; she was also a member of the Berkshire South Pomona Grange #25 as well as the ladies auxiliary of the James A. Modolo Post 8348 VFW in Great Barrington.

She is survived by her son Richard C. Hardisty and his wife Patricia of Sheffield and her grandchildren, Heather and Richard, Jr.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert A. Hardisty, on September 26, 1998, along with two sisters, Gladys Lamb and Ethel Ketchen, and two brothers, Arthur and Robert Gilmore.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME in Great Barrington, conducted by the Rev. Charles VanAusdall. Burial will follow in Corashire Cemetery in Monterey.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, from 4 - 7 p.m. at the funeral home in Great Barrington.

Donations in Violet's memory may be made to the Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Squad or HospiceCare in the Berkshires through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230, who is caring for the arrangements. Remembrances may be sent to the family through www.finnertyandstevens.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 11, 2012
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