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Josephine C. Kirchner

1917 - 2012 PITTSFIELD Josephine C. Kirchner, 94, died Monday morning, Aug. 6, at Providence Care Center where she resided for the past seven months.

Born in Newburgh, N.Y. on Oct. 9, 1917, daughter of the late Philip and Josephine Schell Nolan, she was a resident of Pittsfield most of her life. Mrs. Kirchner graduated from Newburgh Free Academy, McDowell School of Design, in New York and Central Academy of Beauty Culture in Newburgh, N.Y. During her career she was employed as a hairdresser and was well known as an excellent seamstress. She was employed at the former England Brothers Dept. Store and the former Lisieux Shop. She retired to enjoy her life at home. Mrs. Kirchner loved to cook and was an avid gardener. Her family was very proud of her beautiful flower gardens. She was a communicant of St. Mark's Church.

Her husband, William F. Kirchner, died in 2008. She met her husband while he was stationed at Stewart Airfield in Newburgh, N.Y. They were married July 7, 1946.

She leaves two daughters, Mary Ann Davis and her husband Lowell J. Davis of Springfield, VA, Jeanne M. Kirchner of West Chester, PA., and a son, Dennis R. Kirchner of Pittsfield. Mrs. Kirchner is also survived by two grandchildren, Lisa Davis-Bochna and her husband Dave Bochna and Wendy Davis; two great grandchildren Alexandra Bochna and Julia Bochna from Virginia.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Josephine C. Kirchner died Monday Aug. 6, 2012. A liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at 10 A.M. in St. Mark's Church, celebrated by the Rev. John Salatino, pastor. There are no calling hours at the DWYER FUNERAL HOME.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mark's Church in care of the DWYER FUNERAL HOME, 776 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 7, 2012
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