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A tribute to those we have lost, September - November, 2020

Published in The Berkshire Eagle, Thursday, December 24, 2020


Thursday, December 24, 2020 | In Memoriam

Welcome to

In Memoriam

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Obituary & Remembrance Tribute Feature

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During a family’s time of sorrow, we want to reflect on the lives of those who have recently passed. As Berkshire County’s newspaper of record, we help families share obituaries in the local community as well as with family and friends who live outside the area. The Berkshire Eagle offers this special quarterly feature to commemorate and honor the loved ones we have lost.


1962 - 2020 Lee, MA

1947 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

Paul Abell

Phillip Abraham

Menelaus Amandos

Bridget Anderson

Nancy Mace Anderson

Kathleen Elizabeth Arment

Edward R. Armstrong

Patricia A. Asci

Clifford F. Avery

Celia H. Barbeau

Betty Barosso

Adam Bernard Bassi

Judith Beeler

Charles J. Belch

William F. Bell

Edith M. Benjamin

Robert Bergendahl

Samia Choueiry Betros

Joan Ruth Blair

1947 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1927 - 2020 Lenox, MA

1949 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

Utica, NY

1936 - 2020 Adams, MA

2001 - 2020 Adams, MA

1944 - 2020 Lenox, MA

1927 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1943 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1941 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1934 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

1981 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1932 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1957 - 2020 Adams, MA

1932 - 2020 North Adams, MA

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1930 - 2020 Adams, MA

1949 - 2020 Lee, MA

1941 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

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Paul F. Abderhalden

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Stephen Daniel Blanchette

Jaye Carole Blume

Michael P. Borden

Arthur J. Bourassa

Marie Boyer

B. Antoinette Bozek

Robert E. Brassard

Emily Anne Breen

Grace M. Briggs

Robert B. Bristol

Richard J. Brites

Daniel W. Brooks

Louis Steven Brown

Patricia Jo Brown

John T. Bryant

Josephine Burdon

Wayne Thomas Burke

Jean Alice Burnham

James R. Bush

Mary R. Butler

1954 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

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1924 - 2020 Adams, MA

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1956 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1928 - 2020 Adams, MA

1937 - 2020 Sheffield, MA

1947 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1965 - 2020 Adams, MA

1944 - 2020 MA

1962 - 2020 Bennington, VT

1943 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1954 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1935 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1940 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1925 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1938 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1953 - 2020 Adams, MA

1929 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

Pittsfield, MA

1948 - 2020 Canaan, MA

1937 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA


Thomas James Cadorette

Joan C. Cain

William F. Callaghan

Corinne M. Callahan

Donald R. Campbell

Betsy M. Carchedi 1952 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

Sean T. Carr

1969 - 2020 Sandisfield, MA

Mary M. Caryofilles

Robert J. Cella

Robert Choquette

1949 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1937 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1945 - 2020 Lenox, MA

1946 - 2020 Adams, MA

1934 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1938 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1924 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1925 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

Lydia Cilli

1934 - 2020 North Adams, MA

Donald Loyde Clark

Donald Myron Cohen

Alexander Matthew Colvin

Danielle L. Condron

Philip John Connor

Carol A. Connors

Robert J. Connors

Eleanor Cookis

1973 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1948 - 2020 Muskegon, MI

1938 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

Edmond, MA

1943 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1994 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1940 - 2020 North Adams, MA

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1926 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1939 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

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Maria Caccaviello

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Rose Coons

Helen R. Cooper

Martha G. Corbett

Rita E. Cormier

Barbara Jean Cota

Richard Milton Coty

1925 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1926 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1921 - 2020 Lenox, PA

1937 - 2020 Longmeadow, MA

1940 - 2020 Bennington, VT

1959 - 2020 MA

Dianne Crane

1934 - 2020 Stephentown, MA

Erwin P. Currier

Donald F. Curtis

Kenneth G. Cyr

Eugene I. Daley

Robert D. Daly

Rosemary Daly

Maureen Elizabeth Daoust

Jerry R. Dearing

Steven Patrick Decker

Nadeem Deeb

Geoffrey J. Deeker, C.S.S.

Jeanne Marie DeGiacomo

Sean M. Depson

1937 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1966 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

1951 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1933 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1920 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1943 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1933 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1932 - 2020 State College, PA

1938 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1927 - 2020 Boston, MA

1932 - 2020 Windsor, MA

1950 - 2020 Westfield, MA

1980 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA


made it difficult if not impossible for more than 10 people to grieve together in person. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that grief is a normal response to losing a loved one. In addition, the American Psychological Association says that research has shown that social support can help people recover from such losses. Though traditional funerals and family gatherings may not be possible as the world responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, those who have lost loved ones can embrace various strategies to cope with their loss even while stay-athome orders remain in place. • Host calls with family members and friends. The

videotelephone and chat service Zoom has helped millions of people stay connected with loved ones while social distancing. Schools and universities even employed the service when in-person classroom sessions were canceled to stop the spread of the virus. The CDC recommends grieving families employ such technology to connect with each other in the wake of a loved one’s death. • Share stories.

Grieving family members are urged to share stories and pictures much like they would during wakes and funerals. Share them during group conference calls and/or via social media, emails or other modern modes of communications. Connecting in such ways can ensure no one is forced to grieve alone. • Seek support from your community. The CDC recommends seeking support from faithbased organizations or other trusted community

leaders and friends. While in-person church services may not be available, many local religious leaders have made themselves available to congregants and even non-congregants who may need help grieving. Local community organizations may have grief counselors available to help people cope with loss. • Take part in an activity that meant something to you and your deceased loved one. The CDC notes that doing something in memory of a loved one can help people cope. For example, plant flowers in honor of a deceased parent with whom you shared a love of gardening. Confronting the loss of a loved one during the COVID-19 outbreak can be challenging. But families can still overcome this challenge even if they cannot gather together in person.

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Coping with the loss of a loved one can be challenging in the best of times, but many people have had to confront such challenges at a time that is unlike any other in modern history. By the start of the second full week of May 2020, the World Health Organization reported that roughly 279,000 people across the globe had died from the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Many of the 215 countries, areas or territories that reported cases of COVID-19 implemented social distancing measures in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus. While such efforts no doubt saved lives, they also left many people without traditional means of grieving their deceased loved ones. For example, in March the Church of England limited the number of people who could attend funerals to immediate family members only, while restrictions on gatherings in the United States

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Coping with the loss of a loved one in a time of social distancing

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Thomas A. Desormeaux

J. Roland Devoe

Christine Anne DiCicco

Lawrence George DiCicco

George W. Dickhout

Richard Dietlin

Vincent C. DiLego

Marie Cecile Dimise

Matthew G. Donald

George Dana Douglas

Dorothy E. Downey

Francis Xavier Downing

Helen I. Drake

James Lawrence Drawec

Marilyn Dudas

Robert J. Dufur

Etta Dugan

Florence Alice Dunn

Donald Durfee

1926 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1935 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1946 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1985 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1919 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1962 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1928 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1933 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1939 - 2020 Milton, MA

1926 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

1947 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1930 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1938 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1922 - 2020 Boston, MA

1944 - 2020 St. Petersburg, FL

1953 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1944 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

MA

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1945 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1951 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

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Shirley DeSantis

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Thursday, December 24, 2020 | In Memoriam

Jacob Durfee

Norman E. Durfee

William Herbert Dyer

Katherine Irene Dzbenski

Eugene Eksuzian

Elizabeth J. Ellsworth

Shaun Joseph Ellsworth

Harry Francis Embry

Eric John Engel

Louis Albert Etman

Russell E. Fadding

James Francis Farrell

George Louis Ferris 1938 - 2020 North Adams, MA

Audrey Field

1934 - 2020 North Adams, MA

Richard P. Filiault

Patricia Ann Finnegan

Leo J. Fiorini

Katherine M. Fish

Jorja I. Flaherty

Katherine L. Flanders

1996 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

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1936 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

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1938 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

1941 - 2020 MA

1932 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1982 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1943 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

Pittsfield, MA

1937 - 2020 Lee, MA

1926 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1925 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1987 - 2020 Lee, MA

1985 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1986 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1931 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1933 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1938 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1935 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA


Frank W. Ford

Beverly A. Fourier

Ruth Jean Fresia

Mary Helen Frieri

Helene Frydel

Wendy M. Gailes

Judith A. Gallant

Remo Del Gallo

Kenneth P. Gamache

Bernard K. Garceau

Katherine W. Garcia

Thomas R. Garrity

Hunter W. Gauthier

Sophie Gaylord

Wayne A. Giles

Beverly R. Gillette

Neil Charles Giroux

Mary E. Gloria

William A. Godfrey

1920 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1919 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1954 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1941 - 2020 Canaan, MA

1940 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1927 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1945 - 2020 Adams, MA

1946 - 2020 Lanesborough, MA

1935 - 2020 Lee, MA

1943 - 2020 DeLand, FL

1936 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1925 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

2000 - 2020 Hoosick Falls, VT

1931 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1927 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1930 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1931 - 2020 Adams, MA

1927 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

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1959 - 2020 Houston, TX

1928 - 2020 Westfield, MA

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Anthony E. Folino

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Thursday, December 24, 2020 | In Memoriam

Brian Goines

Barbara Ann Gonzales

Patricia Ann Goss

Nancy S. Grady

Ann Cronin Del Grande

Henry D. Granger

Catherine M. Gray

Fred Greene

Daniel Alan Greengold

Bernice Christine Gregory

1961 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

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1936 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

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1939 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1925 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

1932 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1923 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1934 - 2020 Fogelsville, PA

1946 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1931 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

1916 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

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Blanche C. Gritz

Antoinette Gulotta

Marie Gwozdz

Alice M. Hale

Harold T. Hall

Rosemary D. Hall

Jane Frances Hanlon

Mary T. Hardiman

Jeffrey P. Harford

John A. Hartwig

Larry Edward Harvey

Kenneth R. Harwood

Wayne M. Hassan

Evelyn Hayden

Keith D. Heard

Gail Duryea Hennessey

Richard L. Herforth

William R. Hermanski

Fabian Thomas Hernandez

1933 - 2020 Adams, MA

1924 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1963 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

Pittsfield, MA

1949 - 2020 Bennington, MA

1947 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

1952 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1929 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1933 - 2020 Adams, MA

1935 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1956 - 2019 Adams, MA

1927 - 2020 Lenox, MA

1964 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1949 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1926 - 2020 Lee, MA

1974 - 2020 Lee, MA

Greenfield, MA

1983 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

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1952 - 2020 Adams, MA

1917 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

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Ann M. Griswold

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Thursday, December 24, 2020 | In Memoriam

Duane F. Hillis

Phyllis L. Ramsey Hostetter

David C. Howe

William J. Hoxie

Howard Hudson

William Josselyn Hunt

James A. Hurley

Richard L. Hutchinson

Evelyn L. Hyndman

Robert Johnston

Vera Kalm

Ann Elizabeth Kane

Elaine F. Kaufman

Marion Elaine Kearns

Russell C. Kemp

Skip Kent

Eugene Kickery

Wanda A. Kieltyka

William E. King

1946 - 2020 Lenox, MA

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1933 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1929 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

Carol I. Kennedy 14

1944 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1944 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1940 - 2020 Lenox, MA

1925 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1945 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

North Adams, MA

1953 - 2020 Lenox, MA

Boston, MA

1930 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1927 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1925 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1919 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1924 - 2020 Adams, MA

1933 - 2020 Plainfield, MA

1934 - 2020 Hampstead, NC

1928 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1936 - 2020 Chicopee, MA


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Thursday, December 24, 2020 | In Memoriam

Philippe G. Kirsimagi 1966 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

Carol Kleiner

1943 - 2020 North Adams, MA

Reginald C. Kleiner

Edward P. Koczela

Patricia Ann Koldys

Dorothy E. Konopka

Nancy Marie Kramer

Joseph Nickolas Kroboth

Margaret B. Kryston

Laura H. Krzyzosiak

1931 - 2020 Adams, MA

1950 - 2020 MA

1927 - 2020 Springfield, MA

1944 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1927 - 2020 Adams, MA

1929 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1935 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

1921 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

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Arnold L. Kuhner

Susanne Marie LaBonte

Ralph W. Lake

Ernest R. Lampron

Earl F. LaPierre

Salinda Ann Larabee

Harry R. Lawton

Frank S. Lazarczyk

Dawn E. LeClair

Jean M. Lemoine

Joseph LeRose

1974 - 2020 Lenox, MA

1941 - 2020 St. Petersburg, MA

1950 - 2020 Adams, MA

Sumter, SC

1951 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1928 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1939 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1926 - 2020 Adams, MA

1932 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1949 - 2020 Malta, NY

Linda Lentine

1948 - 2020 North Adams, MA

Jean E. Ryan Leonardi

Nancy M. LePrevost 1966 - 2020 Adams, MA

1948 - 2020 North Adams, MA

Peter Lindley

Caro Lyn Little

Betty Lou Loehr

Kay Ellen Lord

Lorraine Anne Lucchesi

1961 - 2020 Bennington, VT

1941 - 2020 St. Petersburg, FL

1924 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1949 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

1954 - 2020 Tewksbuury, MA

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1929 - 2020 Adams, MA

1925 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

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Scott D. Kuhlman

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Thursday, December 24, 2020 | In Memoriam

Doris J. Lussier

Donald A. MacGillis

Joyce A. Magner

Rose T. Maher

Anne Elizabeth Mahoney

Peter J. Main

William R. Malloy

Francis Bruno Mangiardi

Walter L. Manning

Tondra Manuel

Thomas F. Marshall

Edward D. Martin

Frances R. Martin

Marilyn Christine Martin

Norma Maselli

Mary Ann Matthews

John E. May

James J. McNeice

Philip McTigue

Ruth H. Meier

1931 - 2020 Adams, MA

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1953 - 2020 Adams, MA

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1944 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

Trumbull, Connecticut, CT

1946 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1950 - 2020 Adams, MA

1957 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1939 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1937 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1923 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1922 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1933 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1950 - 2020 Colonie, NY

1947 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1952 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1961 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

Cambridge, MA

1939 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1932 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1932 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA


Francis Clement Merrigan

William F. Milligan

Peter Alfred Missaggia

Irwin Moiseff

Charles J. Mole

Thomas Joseph Moore

Ernest L. Moynihan

Claire E. Munger

Edward Munsinger

1941 - 2020 MA

1927 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1925 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1945 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1934 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

1937 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1933 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

1925 - 2020 Lenox, MA

1942 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

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Robert Daniel Menaker

1950 - 2020 Lenox, MA

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Thursday, December 24, 2020 | In Memoriam

Elizabeth R. Murdock

Robert W. Murdock

James C. Murphy

Tanner A. Murray

E. Melvin Nash

Winslow E. Newton

Rosemary F. Nichols

Julia Irene Novak

Dennis M. O’Brien

Joseph R. O’Brien

Virginia E. Oliveira

Oscar Marshall Olson

William Pacocha

Ryan Paduano

Joseph S. Paglier

Anne Alsop Gilder Palmer

Barbara A. Palmer

George Parsons

Raynold Passardi

Colonel George William Pate

1931 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

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1949 - 2020 Lee, MA

1918 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1930 - 2020 Adams, MA

1927 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1920 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1935 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1924 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1959 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1943 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1948 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1997 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1947 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1999 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1940 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1934 - 2020 Brookline, MA

1928 - 2020 East Greenbush, NY

1959 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1929 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA


•Include some biographical information. Obituaries are typically more than simple announcements of death. Some simple biological information can shed light on who the deceased was and his or her personal and professional accomplishments. Avoid getting too detailed, as newspapers may not accept obituaries that are very lengthy. But biographical information like full name, place of birth, family (i.e., spouse, children, grandchildren, etc.), military service, place of employ-

ment, charity work, and hobbies can give readers an accurate idea of the life your loved one lived. • Include donation information. Well-wishers who read the obituary may want to send flowers or make donations to express their condolences. Include the family preference regarding flowers or donations in the obituary. When requesting donations be made to the deceased’s favorite charity, include the charity’s full name and contact information or

a website in the obituary. • Include visitation and funeral information. Be sure to include the day, location and visitation hours for viewings. If the funeral will be public, include the day and time of the funeral as well.

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Coping with the death of newspapers may have a loved one is never easy. obituary guidelines that Even those comforted by govern things like writing the acknowledgment that style and obituary length. a recently deceased friend Before writing an obituor family member lived a ary, contact your local full life may still struggle newspaper to determine with the sense of loss that if they have any such comes with the passing of rules in place. Some a loved one. newspapers may only Upon the passing of a publish obituaries written loved one, an individual by their own staff memis often tasked with writing bers. an obituary. Some people • Do not feel obliged to may find writing an obituinclude cause of death. ary is cathartic, providing While acquaintances an opportunity to tell a who first learn of a loved one’s life story and person’s death via an indicate how unique the obituary may be curious deceased was. Because about cause of death, writing an obituary is not loved ones of the desomething people are ceased do not have to asked to do every day, it’s include such information understandable if many if they are uncomfortable men and women don’t doing so. Many obituarknow where to begin. ies never include such Obituaries do not necesinformation, so readers sarily have to follow a likely won’t expect it. formula, but the following Those who are comforttips can help people comable including such inpose an obituary that conformation in the obituary veys who their deceased may find it helps them loved one was and how avoid having to answer much this person meant to numerous inquiries about friends and family. the loved one’s demise at • Contact your local the ensuing visitation and newspaper. Some funeral services.

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Tips for writing an obituary

• Have the obituary ready one to two days before the services are scheduled. Publishing the obituary a couple of days in advance of visitation hours gives loved ones of the deceased time to arrange to visit and pay their respects. 21


Thursday, December 24, 2020 | In Memoriam

Michael G. Patella

Rita Theresa Paysan

Margaret A. Perenick

Anthony Pericolosi 1970 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

1925 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

Theresa Phaneuf

Dorothy Phelps

Linda F. Philippe

Ruth Naomi Phillips

Thomas W. Phillips

Anthony Pires

Lydia P. Ptak

Jerlean V. Purry

Rosamond Dana Putsch

Russell A. Quetti

Sean K. Raftery

Susan J. Raimer

Teresa E. Reeves

Alson S. Reynolds

David A. Reynolds

1958 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

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1934 - 2020 North Adams, MA

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1938 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1957 - 2020 Lenox, MA

1926 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1930 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1923 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1945 - 2020 North Adams, MA

Winchester, MA

1948 - 2020 Claremont, MA

1931 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1945 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1927 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1938 - 2020 Montana,, MA

1951 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

Germaine Peron

1946 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1930 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1924 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA


Linda Richards

Michael Alan Richards

James M. Richmany

Tate R. Riva

David F. Robb

Irene M. Robitaille

Louis Rodrigues

Carol M. Roff

Jackson E. Rollins

Ronald R. Rollins

Jean Rondeau 1928 - 2020 Adams, MA

Daryl Lee Roy

1947 - 2020 North Adams, MA

James E. Roy

Rolland Francis Roy

Gilda Rudd

Harry Russell

Anne Marie Russo

John Alan Ryder

Nancy Elizabeth Samuelson

Florence, MA

1947 - 2020 Cummington, MA

1927 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1928 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1917 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1950 - 2020 Virginia Beach, VA

1924 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1940 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1933 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1933 - 2020 , MA

1929 - 2020 Adams, MA

1931 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

1992 - 2020 Canaan, MA

1942 - 2020 Lenox, MA

1922 - 2020 North Adams, MA

North Adams, MA

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1954 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1944 - 2020 Lee, MA

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Robert T. Rice

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Thursday, December 24, 2020 | In Memoriam

Sylvia Nancy Sanders

Angela June Horalek Savery

Lorraine J. Sawtelle

Cheryl D. Sawyer

Walter Saylor

Amyna Lylac Scace

Lucia Coulter Scala

Alicia M. Scales

Mary Bennett Scamman

Ramon Scheer

1933 - 2020 MA

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1939 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1936 - 2020 Lenox, MA

1941 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1976 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1950 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1928 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1929 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1928 - 2020 Durham, NC

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John F. Senger

William Cottrell Sexton

Jean Thompson Sharland

Robert Huntley Shepard

1940 - 2020 Lenox, MA

1940 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1949 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1928 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1925 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1936 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

Eleanor R. Shiels

1926 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

Gabriella E. Shook

Margaret M. Signer

Florence R. Simonsen

Joseph Sinico

Carol Forsley Smerling

Angel Grace Smith-Weatherby

Dorothy J. Snyder

Elverado Sondrini

Joseph F. Sorrentino

Margaret A. Soucy

Lawrence St. Cyr

Patricia A. Stanard

Vanessa Stevens

1932 - 2020 Lee, MA

1943 - 2020 Lenox, MA

1942 - 2020 Londonderry, NH

Pittsfield, MA

1928 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1927 - 2020 Albany, NY

1921 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1950 - 2020 Lee, MA

1934 - 2020 Panama City Beach, FL

St. Petersburg, FL

1943 - 2020 North Adams, MA

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1942 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

1995 - 2020 Canaan, MA

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Sally A. Schmidt

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Peter W. Stickles

David Warner Stocking

Laura Stoskin

Thomas P. Sullivan

Eric Samuel Svenson

Ellen Tabs

Mary Gloria Temple

Theresa D. Tooley

Carol P. Tristany

Carol Trzcinka

Joan Trzcinka

Richard Turner

Bruce A. Twombly

John P. Urban

David Harris Valden

Marilyn Sherman Valeri

Gary P. VanBramer

Joseph G. Virgilio

Carlton Vreeland

Charles E. Vreeland

1946 - 2020 Pittsfield, DC

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1943 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

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1932 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1927 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

Pittsfield, MA

1924 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

1926 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1947 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1931 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1951 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1939 - 2020 North Adams, MA

Pittsfield, MA

1949 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

1943 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1937 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1935 - 2020 Lee, MA

1963 - 2020 Maitland, MA

1929 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1960 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1929 - 2020 Lee, MA


James Waldron 1942 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

Nancy Wall

1958 - 2020 Marstons Mills, MA

Barbara J. Warner

Richard C. Weiskel

Jodimarie R. Welch

1935 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1929 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1951 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1961 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

Barbara G. West

1945 - 2020 Great Barrington, MA

Jane F. Westenberg

F. Isabelle Whalen

Paul V. Whitney

Roberta Whitney-Smith

George A. Wilkinson

Walter J. Wilusz

Patricia L. Winn

Thomas J. Wojcik

Michele M. Womble

Bruce E. Wood

Betty Leavitt Wyman

Vladimir Yefremov

JoAnn Zarnoch

1959 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1929 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1948 - 2020 Adams, MA

1932 - 2020 Adams, MA

1924 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1919 - 2020 Adams, MA

1946 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1944 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1937 - 2020 Pittsfield, MA

1939 - 2020 Adams, MA

1949 - 2020 Lee, MA

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1927 - 2020 North Adams, MA

1923 - 2020 Washington, DC

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Kenneth Vreeland

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As we prepare for the one year anniversary of our own loss, we understand how the holidays can be tough. We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

776 North St., Pittsfield, MA

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Robert E. Dwyer Sr.

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WWW.DWYERFUNERAL.COM Proudly serving the Berkshires for over 116 years.

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