Paciorek Funeral Home

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Our Obituaries

William M. Chittenden

December 2, 2016

Mr. William Martin Chittenden, of Adams, died peacefully on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield after a brief illness. He was born in Adams in 1924. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, V. Marguerite (Isabelle) Chittenden. He served as a Marine during World War II from 1942 until being honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1946. He continued to serve his...
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A. Michael Rinaldi

April 12, 1948 - December 1, 2016

Mr. A. Michael Rinaldi, 68, of Adams, died on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at his home. He was born in Pittsfield on April 12, 1948, a son of Anthony J. Rinaldi, Sr., and the late Barbara (Molloy) Rinaldi. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams Memorial High School. He had also attended Charles H. McCann Technical High School and received his certificate in Mechanical...
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Frederick F. Pietras

April 21, 1916 - November 29, 2016

Mr. Frederick F. Pietras, 100, of Adams, died Tuesday afternoon, November 29, 2016, at Albany Medical Center. He was born in Adams on April 21, 1916, a son of the late Peter and Sophia (Gryubosz) Pietras. He attended Adams schools, and graduated from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1936. Fred was a Veteran of World War II, serving with the US Coast Guard from 1942 until his...
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David A. Shears

February 10, 1956 - November 27, 2016

Mr. David A. Shears, 60, of Adams, died on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Pittsfield on February 10, 1956, a son of the late Edwin and Olive (Rosier) Shears. He attended schools in Adams and Cheshire and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School with the class of 1975. Mr. Shears last worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for the Adams...
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Bruce R. Auge'

August 31, 1953 - November 26, 2016

Bruce R. Auge', 63, of Milford, NH, formerly of Williamstown, died Saturday afternoon, November 26, 2016, at Berkshire Medical Center-North Adams. He was born in North Adams on August 31, 1953, a son of the late Raymond and Alice (Muller) Auge'. He attended schools in Williamstown, and graduated from Mt. Greylock Regional High School. Bruce worked in the field of information technology...
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Jaclyn Ann Biagini Boudreau

November 2, 1978 - November 26, 2016

Jaclyn Ann Biagini Boudreau, 38, of Adams, died on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. She was born in Deland, FL on November 2, 1978, a daughter of Paul Biagini and the late Brenda (Gancarz) Schaffrick. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School. Jaclyn was a homemaker for her children and was taking college courses to earn...
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Chari E. Millard

October 27, 1960 - November 14, 2016

Mrs. Chari Elizabeth (Casper) Millard, 56, of 6 South Willow St., Adams, died on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. She was born in Evansville, Indiana on October 27, 1960, a daughter of the late Ervin Casper and Elizabeth (Doe) Casper Oparowski. She moved to Adams as a child and attended schools there. She received a certificate in Early Childhood Education...
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Dorothy M. Raimer

November 25, 1929 - November 13, 2016

Dorothy M. Raimer, 86, of Cheshire, died Sunday evening, November 13, 2016, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. She was born in Adams on November 25, 1929, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Burke) Raimer, and attended Adams schools. Dorothy last worked at Aladco in Adams for many years, until her retirement. Earlier, she had worked at the former Adams Super Market and...
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Barbara A. Meczywor

May 24, 1937 - November 12, 2016

Mrs. Barbara Ann (McAndrews) Meczywor, 79, of Adams, died on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. Barbara was an extraordinary woman. There are many in the Adams community who will deeply mourn her passing as her life was one of service, love and compassion. She was born in Adams on May 24, 1937, the daughter of the late Michael and Veronica (Gebarowski)...
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Gordon F. Giroux

April 12, 1946 - October 22, 2016

Mr. Gordon F. Giroux, 70, of Adams, died Saturday afternoon, October 22, 2016, at his home. He was born in Adams on April 12, 1946, a son of the late Leo and Angelina (Strafaci) Giroux, and attended Adams schools. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the United States Marine Corps as a mortarman, until his Honorable Discharge as a Corporal in 1967. Mr. Giroux worked as a...
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Edward R. Santerre, Jr.

March 3, 1952 - October 21, 2016

Mr. Edward Roy Santerre, Jr., 64, of 21 Bieniek Ave., Adams, died on Friday, October 21, 2016 at his home after a brief illness. He was born in Adams on March 3, 1952, son of Phyllis (Demastrie) Santerre and the late Edward R. Santerre, Sr. He attended schools in Adams and North Adams and graduated from Charles H. McCann Technical High School. Immediately following his graduation he went to...
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Theodore " Joe " Hoczela

December 28, 1931 - October 19, 2016

Mr. Theodore Joseph "Joe" Hoczela, 84, of Adams, died Wednesday afternoon, October 19, 2016, at Williamstown Commons. He was born in Adams on December 28, 1931, a son of the late Joseph and Leona (Lepak) Hoczela. He attended Adams schools, and graduated from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1949. Joe was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the 39th Infantry...
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Benedict F. Oleskiewicz

July 7, 1926 - October 15, 2016

Mr. Benedict F. Oleskiewicz, 90, of Adams, died Saturday afternoon, October 15, 2016, at Williamstown Commons. He was born in Adams on July 7, 1926, a son of the late Joseph and Eleanora (Modzelewski) Oleskiewicz. He attended Adams schools, then received his Associate's Degree in Environmental Science from Berkshire Community College, and his Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the former...
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Geraldine Choiniere

January 3, 1925 - October 11, 2016

Mrs. Geraldine Marie "Geri" (Girard) Luczynski Choiniere, 91, of Adams, died Tuesday evening, October 11, 2016, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, VT. She was born in North Adams on January 3, 1925, a daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Leonesio) Girard, and attended North Adams schools. She had lived in Adams since 1986. Geri worked at several North Adams companies...
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John "Jack" Main, Jr.

October 4, 1954 - October 3, 2016

Mr. John G. "Jack" Main, Jr., 61, of Adams and Windsor, MA, died Monday afternoon, October 3, 2016, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Norwalk, CT on October 4, 1954, a son of the late John G. Main, Sr. and Jeanne J. (Evon) Main. He attended schools in Connecticut and Massachusetts, including C.H. McCann Technical School in North Adams. Jack worked as a...
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Jody Adamczyk

November 28, 1974 - September 23, 2016

Jody Adamczyk, 41, of 3 Grove St., Adams, died on Friday, September 23, 2016 at her home. She was born in North Adams, on November 28, 1974, daughter of Richard Adamczyk and the late Judith (Gelheiser) Adamczyk. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School. Besides her father of Adams, she is survived by her two sons, Jacob Adamczyk of Adams and London Bishop...
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Theresa Michaels

October 3, 1938 - September 22, 2016

Theresa C. Michaels of Cheshire, passed away on Thursday September 22, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family after an extended illness. Theresa was born in Adams on October 3, 1938 daughter of the late Lawrence and Irene Clairmont. She was educated in Adams schools and dedicated her life to raising her family. Teresa was the mother of five children and spent her time focusing on...
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Allan "Allie" Shapiro

April 21, 1923 - September 20, 2016

Allan Donald Shapiro 93, born April 21, 1923 to September 20,2016 in North Adams, MA the son of Annie Kronick and Samuel Shapiro. Graduated Drury High School in 1941 and Purdue University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1945. In 1946 he was employed by the Department of Electrical Engineering at MIT for U.S. Army on the team that stabilized the cannon on military tanks. He returned to...
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Gena E. Dellaghelfa

July 3, 1928 - September 15, 2016

Gena Eleanor (DiLorenzo) Dellaghelfa was born on July 3, 1928 to Anna (DiNucci) DiLorenzo and Pasquel DiLorenzo in North Adams, MA. Her brother's name was Albert DiLorenzo. Gena also had three sisters, Mary (DiLorenzo) Chalifoux, and Linda (Walczak) Bissaillon of North Adams, and Philomena (Phil) (DiLorenzo) Smachetti of Adams. Gena was nine when her mother died. Phil, her beloved sister, helped...
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Eunice Swartzer

August 11, 1922 - September 14, 2016

Mrs. Eunice Cecelia (Charbonneau) Swartzer, 94, of Adams, died on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at North Adams Commons. She was born in Adams on August 11, 1922, daughter of the late Wilfred and Celia (Fulde) Charbonneau. Eunice was predeceased by her husband, Leslie Swartzer, whom she married on August 23, 1945 and who died in 2006. She is survived by four sons and one daughter and their...
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Patricia R. Brassard

September 6, 1950 - September 11, 2016

Mrs. Patricia Rose (Krzanik) Brassard, 66, of Adams, died early Sunday morning, September 11, 2016, at her home. She was born in Adams on September 6, 1950, a daughter of the late Aldo and Cecelia (Duda) Krzanik. She attended St. Stanislaus Elementary School, and graduated from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1968. She also attended Berkshire Community College. Pat last...
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David P. Burke

January 6, 1960 - September 8, 2016

Mr. David P. Burke, 56, of Gansevoort, New York, lost his life in a tragic motorcycle accident on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. David was born on January 6, 1960 in Wilmington, DE. He was the son of the late Richard Perry Burke and Joan (Morris) Burke. David was the owner and operator of American Classic Décor remodeling company in North Adams, MA until relocating to New York in 1993. He was...
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Terry "Teto" Levesque

June 14, 1976 - September 7, 2016

Terry A. "Teto" Levesque, 40, of Cheshire, died Wednesday morning, September 7, 2016, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Pittsfield on June 14, 1976, a son of Michael P. Levesque and Cynthia A. (Roach) Levesque. He attended North Adams schools, graduating from Drury High School. Terry last worked at Unistress Corp. in Pittsfield for several years, until he was...
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Judith A. Curtin

March 8, 1930 - September 4, 2016

Judith A. Curtin, 86, of Adams, died early Sunday morning, September 4, 2016, at Williamstown Commons after a short illness. She was born in Adams on March 8, 1930, the daughter of the late Irving and Mary (Walsh) Curtin. She attended Adams schools, graduating from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1948. She then graduated from the University of Mary Washington with the Class...
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Frances (Kozik) Pikul

December 22, 1921 - September 1, 2016

Mrs. Frances A. (Kozik) Pikul, 94, of 3 Myrtle St.., Adams, died peacefully on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Adams on December 22, 1921, a daughter of the late Jan and Antonina (Brzezowska) Kozik. She attended schools in Adams and then graduated from the former Lottie's Beauty School in North Adams. Mrs. Pikul owned and operated Fran's Beauty Shop on...
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Gale A. Grande

April 13, 1939 - August 31, 2016

Mrs. Gale A. (Durant) Grande, 77, of Adams, died Wednesday evening, August 31, 2016, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. She was born in Adams on April 13, 1939, the daughter of the late Francis A. and Gertrude (Harrington) Durant. She attended local schools, and graduated from the former Adams Memorial High School with the Class of 1957. She was a member of her class reunion...
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Theresa "Terry" Mille

March 8, 1949 - August 29, 2016

Mrs. Theresa "Terry" Mary (Kozak) Mille, 67, of Adams, died on Monday, August 29, 2016. She was born in Adams on March 8, 1949, a daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Tworig) Kozak. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams Memorial High School with the class of 1967. She then graduated from the McCann Technical High School nursing program. Mrs. Mille worked as a...
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Stanley J. Ziemba, Jr.

May 26, 1935 - August 26, 2016

Mr. Stanley J. Ziemba, Jr., 81, of Adams, died on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. He was born in Adams on May 26, 1935, a son of the late Stanley and Veronica (Pytko) Ziemba. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School. Mr. Ziemba worked as a dairy farmer all of his life, operating Broadlawn Farm in Adams, which was founded by...
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Andrew L. Les

November 19, 1952 - August 22, 2016

Mr. Andrew L. Les, 63, of Adams, died on Monday, August 22, 2016 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on November 19, 1952, a son of the late Joseph and Wanda (Sliwa) Les. He graduated from St. Stanislaus Kostka School in Adams and the former St. Joseph's High School in North Adams. He then earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and...
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Kane William Robillard

October 1, 2015 - August 18, 2016

Kane William Robillard, 10 month old son of Jeffrey and Erica (LaCosse) Robillard, died Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Berkshire Medical Center, North Adams. Kane was born on October 1, 2015, in Pittsfield. Besides his parents, he is survived by his brother, Cody ; his maternal grandmother, Glorianna LaCosse of North Adams; his paternal grandparents, Betty-Jo Robillard of Adams; and...
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Thomas W. Belanger, Jr.

March 21, 1939 - August 18, 2016

Mr. Thomas William Belanger, Jr., 77, of Adams, died Thursday morning, August 18, 2016, at Williamstown Commons. He was born in Warren, Vermont on March 21. 1939, son of Vivian (Mould) Belanger and the late Thomas W. Belanger. He attended local schools, graduating from Drury High School, and had served with the Massachusetts Army National Guard for 12 years. Mr. Belanger first worked at...
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Helen I. Koch

May 12, 1918 - August 17, 2016

Ms. Helen Ida Koch, 98, of Adams, died Wednesday morning, August 17, 2016 at her home. She was born in Adams on May 12, 1918, daughter of the late Adolph Koch, Jr. and Ida (Moser) Koch. She attended Adams schools, and graduated from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1936. She then graduated from the former Bliss Business College in North Adams in 1938. Helen worked as a...
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Josephine Granger

January 3, 1924 - August 16, 2016

Mrs. Josephine Anne (Dudek) Granger, 92, of Adams, died early Tuesday morning, August 16, 2016 at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Adams on January 3, 1924, a daughter of the late Peter J. and Stefania C. (Wojnarowska) Dudek. She graduated from St. Stanislaus Elementary School in 1938, and from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1942. Mrs. Granger was a secretary for the...
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Edward E. Roberts

May 5, 1942 - August 15, 2016

Mr. Edward Ernest Roberts, 74, of 20 South Willow St. Adams, died Monday evening, August 15, 2016, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Pittsfield on May 5, 1942, son of the late Ernest E. and Violet R. (Conklin) Roberts. He attended Pittsfield schools, graduating from St. Joseph's High School with the Class of 1959. He received an associate's degree in Arts from...
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Deborah L. Giard-Bell

January 9, 1960 - August 14, 2016

Mrs. Deborah Lee Giard-Bell, 56, of Adams, died on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at her home. She was born in Troy, NY on January 9, 1960, daughter of the late Clovis and Dorothy (Tifft) Giard. She attended schools in New York and Massachusetts and graduated from Western New England College with an Associate's Degree in English and a Bachelor's Degree in History. Mrs. Giard-Bell was a child care...
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Francis A. Martel

March 26, 1946 - August 5, 2016

Mr. Francis A. Martel, 70, of 266 Houghton St. North Adams, died Thursday afternoon, August 5, 2016, at his home. He was born in Westfield, MA on March 26, 1946, a son of the late Francis Martel and Dora (Trottier) Martel Lefebvre. He attended Adams schools, and later attended Berkshire Community College. A Vietnam Veteran, Mr. Martel enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 17 and served ...
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Josephine K. Kleiner

October 21, 1922 - August 4, 2016

Mrs. Josephine Katherine (Schultz) Kleiner, 93, of 105 Friend St. Adams, died Thursday evening, August 4, 2016, at Craneville Place in Dalton. She was born in Adams on October 21, 1922, daughter of the late Freidrich and Katherine (Gorzelany) Schultz. She attended Adams schools, and graduated from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1941. Mrs. Kleiner worked as a purchasing...
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Christopher M. Will

November 4, 1947 - August 3, 2016

Christopher M. Will passed away on August 3, 2016 at the age of 68. Chris was born on November 4, 1947 in Hartford CT, where he was adopted by parents Robert and Anita Will. He grew up with his brother, Allan Will, in Wakefield Rhode Island and later attended South Kingston High School and the University of Rhode Island. In 1967, he had a daughter Erica whom now resides in Maine. In...
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Mary E. Wilk

August 9, 1993 - July 30, 2016

The world is less joyful with the passing of Mary Elizabeth Wilk. She left this world on July 30th to begin her next journey. Her tragic death was the result of massive head injuries sustained when the bicycle she was riding, while leading an adventure trek group, was hit from behind by an elderly driver. Mary was born in Pittsfield, MA on August 9, 1993 to Joseph and Nancy (Roulier) Wilk of...
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Michael S. Bobowiec, Jr.

September 24, 1941 - July 28, 2016

Michael S. Bobowiec, Jr., 74, of Stamford, VT, died on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Berkshire Medical Center after a short illness, with his family by his side. He was born in Adams, MA, on Sept. 24, 1941, the son of the late Michael and Gertrude (Herrmann) Bobowiec. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School. He then went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree...
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Ella N. Getty

January 11, 1929 - July 10, 2016

Mrs. Ella (Naberezny) Getty, 87, of Adams, MA, died Sunday evening, July 10, 2016, at D'Youville Senior Care Center in Lowell, MA. She was born in Lowell on January 11, 1929, a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Warchol) Naberezny. She attended Lowell schools, graduating from Lowell High School, where she served as a Girl Officer. She then earned her Bachelor's degree in education from...
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Jane McConnell

July 24, 1919 - July 5, 2016

Mrs. Jane Lillian (Williams) McConnell, 96, of North Adams, died on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at North Adams Commons, where she had resided since 2014. She was born in North Adams on July 24, 1919, daughter of the late Royl and Jane (Kennedy) Williams. She attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School. Mrs. McConnell worked for many years as a private duty nurse and later...
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Ellen V. McKane

November 29, 1920 - July 5, 2016

Mrs. Ellen Virginia (Berard) McKane, 95, of Adams, died on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 with her daughters by her side. She was born in North Adams on November 29, 1920, daughter of the late George and Alphonsine (LePage) Berard. She attended schools in North Adams and graduated from the former Notre Dame High School. She also attended the former Bliss Business College, North Adams. Mrs. McKane...
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Dorothy M. Morgan

August 8, 1945 - July 3, 2016

Mrs. Dorothy M. (McClellan) Morgan, 70, of 241 Mohawk Forest, North Adams, died on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. She was born in Malden, MA on August 8, 1945, a daughter of the late Douglas and Helen (Felix) McClellan. She attended schools in Malden. Dorothy last worked as a supervisor for Wire Techniques in Billerica until retiring. She is survived by...
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Joan Harrington

August 10, 1938 - July 2, 2016

Mrs. Joan M. (Beebe) Harrington, 77, of 111 Main Rd. Savoy, died on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at her home. She was born in Adams on August 10, 1938, a daughter of the late Arthur and Marion (Godfrey) Beebe. She attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School. Mrs. Harrington last worked as a stationary inspector for Crane & Co., North Adams until retiring after 19 years. ...
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Charles E. Poulton, Sr.

October 21, 1944 - June 29, 2016

Mr. Charles E. Poulton, Sr., 71, of 3 Third Ave. Cheshire, died Wednesday afternoon, June 29, 2016, at Hillcrest Commons in Pittsfield. He was born in Pittsfield on October 21, 1944, a son of the late James and Virginia (Cullett) Poulton, He attended Pittsfield schools, and graduated from Pittsfield High School with the Class of 1962. Mr. Poulton worked in the Power Transformer division...
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Ransom "Benny" DeCoigne

January 22, 1922 - June 28, 2016

Mr. Ransom Benjamin "Benny" DeCoigne, 94, of 202 North Summer St. Adams, died Tuesday afternoon, June 28, 2016. He was born in Adams on January 22, 1922, a son of the late Ransom and Irene (Delancey) DeCoigne, and attended local schools. Benny first worked at the former Berkshire Mills in Adams, until he joined the US Army in 1942. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division in Company B of...
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Edward P. Jamros, Sr.

August 22, 1938 - June 28, 2016

Mr. Edward P. Jamros, Sr., 77, of Adams, died early Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016, at his home. He was born in Adams on August 22, 1938, son of the late Peter and Yvonne (Royal) Jamros. He attended Adams schools, and graduated from the former Adams High School. Ed served with the United States Marine Corps from 1955 until his Honorable Discharge in 1957, and then enlisted in the United...
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Claire Racine

November 6, 1927 - June 27, 2016

Miss Claire Theresa Racine, 88, of 380 Old Columbia St., Adams, died early Monday morning, June 27, 2016 at her home. She was born in Adams on November 6, 1927, a daughter of the late Thomas and Rose (Gladu) Racine. She attended schools in Adams. Claire worked for the former Sprague Electric Co., North Adams for 43 years until her retirement. She was a communicant of the Parish of St....
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Ralph C. Montgomery

January 24, 1931 - June 19, 2016

Mr. Ralph C. Montgomery, 85, of 81 Prospect St. Cheshire, died Sunday morning, June 19, 2016, at Williamstown Commons. He was born in Adams on January 24, 1931, a son of the late Nelson and Gertrude (Williams) Montgomery, and attended Adams schools. Ralph last worked in the Power Transformer division of General Electric in Pittsfield until his retirement in 1979. He enjoyed repairing...
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Rudolph "Rudy" "Coach" Benedetti

January 30, 1920 - June 18, 2016

Mr. Rudolph "Rudy" "Coach" Benedetti, 96 passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Springside Nursing Home in Pittsfield. He was born in Rowe, MA on January 30, 1920, the son of Severino and Elisabetta (Rosa) Benedetti. A 1939 graduate of Drury H.S. where he was a three-letter athlete. After graduating from Norwich University in 1944, he served in the Army Air Corp flying and training...
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Margarett H. Daniels

December 30, 1927 - June 16, 2016

Mrs. Margarett (Head) Daniels, 88, of 751 Mohawk Trail, North Adams, formerly of Adams, died on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at her home. She was born in Pittsfield on December 30, 1927, daughter of the late Ralph and Margaret (Cole) Head. She attended schools in Pittsfield and graduated from Hood College and Katie Gibbs. Peggy was an avid golfer, even playing in a National ProAm. She met her...
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Mary "Mania" Janowski

August 11, 1921 - June 4, 2016

Miss Mary "Mania" Janowski, 94, resident of Williamstown Commons, passed peacefully on June 4, 2016. One of nine children, Mary was born in Adams on August 11, 1921, a daughter of the late Thomas and Sophie (Tomkiewicz) Janowski. Mary attended the Adams public schools until the Great Depression when, like so many of that generation, she left to find employment to help support the family. ...
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Joseph L. Belch, Jr.

June 21, 1923 - June 4, 2016

Mr. Joseph Leon Belch, Jr., 92 of 12 Daniels Court, Adams, died on Saturday, June 04, 2016, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on June 21, 1923, son of the late Joseph and Frances (Ramocki) Belch. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School with the class of 1941. He later graduated from the General Electric Apprentice Program. ...
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Lawrence Bussiere

November 29, 1940 - May 29, 2016

Mr. Lawrence H. Bussiere, 75, died on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at his home. He was born in Webster, MA on November 29, 1940, son of the late Lawrence and Sarah (Chamberlain) Bussiere. He is survived by his three children, Darlene Rodowicz and her husband Robert of Cheshire, Wendy Dubis and her husband Thomas of Cheshire and Shaun Bussiere and his wife Hope of Adams, his sister Roberta Burke...
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Cecelia Bissaillon

July 15, 1924 - May 29, 2016

Mrs. Cecelia M. "Ceil" (Wiater) Bissaillon, 91, passed peacefully in her sleep on Sunday morning, May 29, 2016, at the home she was raised in on Harbor Road in Cheshire, MA She was born in Adams on July 15, 1924, a daughter of the late Jakob and Katarzyna (Kolis) Wiater. She attended Adams schools, and graduated from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1943. She married Ernest...
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Samuel Churchill Davis

October 30, 1932 - May 26, 2016

Mr. Samuel Churchill Davis of 382 Loop Rd., Savoy, went to be with the Lord on May 26, 2016 with his family by his side. He was born on October 30, 1932 in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, the eldest son of the late Leroy A. and Freedith (Churchill) Davis. His family moved to Castle Hill, Maine in 1942, where he attended local schools. In 1952 he moved to Homestead, Florida where he worked as a...
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Rita A. Wandrei

May 19, 1930 - May 25, 2016

Mrs. Rita A. (Pelletier) Wandrei, 86, of 4 Columbia St. Adams, died Wednesday evening, May 25, 2016, at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Salem, MA on May 19, 1930, a daughter of the late Nere and Anna (Simard) Pelletier, She lived in Worthington and Springfield as a child, and graduated from Cathedral High School in Springfield. Mrs. Wandrei last worked at the former Waverly...
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Maria Albertina Silva

September 29, 1927 - May 22, 2016

Mrs. Maria Albertina Silva, 88, of 71 Briggs Drive, Cheshire, passed peacefully on Sunday morning, May 22, 2016, at her home, in the company of her family. She was born in Pico, Azores, on September 29, 1927, a daughter of the late Joao and Maria Luisa (Da Silva) Silva, and attended schools in Portugal. She had lived in both Portugal and the United States since 1978, and had lived in Cheshire...
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Patricia A. Callander

June 9, 1947 - May 13, 2016

Patricia Ann (Gleba-Pikul) Callander, 68, of 17 Pleasant St. Adams, died Friday morning, May 13, 2016, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. She was born in Adams on June 9, 1947, daughter of the late Zigmund Gleba and Helen (Fryn) Gleba Pikul. Her father died when she was a small child, and she was raised by her mother and stepfather, the late Frank Pikul. She attended Adams schools,...
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Irene Lucille Martell

October 3, 1926 - May 10, 2016

Mrs. Irene Lucille (Lecuyer) Martell, a loving and kind person, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 surrounded by her loving family at her home at the age of 89. She is reunited in Paradise with her beloved son, Clyde "Buster" Davis. She was born in North Adams on October 3, 1926, daughter of the late George and Colombe (Lussier) Lecuyer. She attended schools in Canada and moved back to the...
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James B. Boland

October 23, 1957 - May 8, 2016

Mr. James B. Boland, 58, of 9 Hathaway St., Adams, died on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at North Adams Commons. He was born in North Adams on October 23, 1957, son of Shirley (Reeves) Boland. He attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School in 1976. He graduated from Berkshire Community College in 2009 as a Certified Veterinary Technician. Mr. Boland served and worked with the...
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Paul Clermont

December 21, 1944 - May 3, 2016

The Last Column By Paul Clermont To paraphrase Charles Dickens; I grew up in what I believe were the best of times, and in my case one of the best of places. One of the advantages of being diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis is that this disease has given me enough time to not only "Get my affairs in order,"but to also write my final op-ed piece. My parents Paul Arthur Clermont & Rita...
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Chester Michalski

January 1, 1922 - April 26, 2016

Mr. Chester S. Michalski, 94, of 12 Allen St., Adams, died on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at his home. He was born in Cheshire on January 1, 1922, son of the late Michael and Catherine (Flaga) Michalski. He attended schools in Cheshire. Mr. Michalski last worked for the former General Electric Co. in Pittsfield until retiring in 1984. Earlier he had worked for the former Arnold Print Works and...
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Richard Wozniak

December 12, 1932 - April 22, 2016

Mr. Richard Wozniak, formerly of 33 Arnold St., Methuen, died on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Nevins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Methuen. He was born in Poland on December 12, 1932, son of the late Felix and Helen (Miodek) Wozniak. He moved to the United States as a young boy with his family and attended schools here. His wife, the former Kathleen S. Bussiere, whom he married on...
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Glenn Robert LaBelle

February 16, 1951 - April 18, 2016

Mr. Glenn Robert LaBelle, 65, of Adams, died on Monday, April 18, 2016, at the Berkshire Medical Center Satellite Emergency Center in North Adams. He was born in Adams on February 16, 1951, a son of Geraldine (Windrow) LaBelle and the late Arthur W. LaBelle. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from the Charles H. McCann Vocational High School. Mr. Labelle was a Veteran of the Vietnam...
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Edward Joseph LaBonte, Sr.

December 11, 1925 - April 12, 2016

Mr. Edward Joseph LaBonte, Sr., 90, of 546 Union St., North Adams, died on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Williamstown Commons. He was born in North Adams on December 11, 1925, a son of the late Joseph and Rose (Dupree) LaBonte. He attended schools in North Adams. Mr. LaBonte was a Veteran of World War II having served with the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Arkansas, where he served in...
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Alan A. LaFleur

March 18, 1924 - April 3, 2016

Mr. Alan Arthur LaFleur, 92, beloved husband and father, of 6 East Walnut St. Adams, died Sunday afternoon, April 3, 2016, at his home. He was born in Adams on March 18, 1924, a son of the late Arthur and Marie (White) LaFleur, and attended Adams schools. He was a Veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, serving with the US Navy as a gunner's mate in both the Atlantic and Pacific...
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Ronald "Davy" Davenport

January 11, 1956 - April 2, 2016

Mr. Ronald "Davy" Davenport, 60, of 12 Crandall St., Adams, died on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Berkshire Medical Center Satellite Emergency Center in North Adams. He was born in Adams on January 11, 1956, a son of the late Clifford and Rosaline (Sullivan) Davenport. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School. Mr. Davenport worked for the Town of Adams...
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Walter B. Baran

April 26, 1928 - April 2, 2016

Mr. Walter B. Baran, 87, of 37 Alger St., Adams, died on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on April 26, 1928, a son of the late Walter and Stephanie (Milos) Baran. He attended schools in Adams. Mr. Baran was a Veteran of World War II having served with the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Roosevelt. Mr. Baran last worked as a...
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Lester C. Dumoulin

December 4, 1928 - March 30, 2016

Mr. Lester C. Dumoulin, 87, of Clarksburg, joined his beloved wife Claire in Heaven on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in North Adams on December 4, 1928 to Ernest J. and Julie (Poirot) Dumoulin. Lester graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1948 alongside the love of his life and future with Claire McNine. Lester and Claire were married...
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John J. Gwozdz

August 25, 1943 - March 26, 2016

Mr. John Joseph Gwozdz, 72, of Fales Road, Cheshire, died Saturday morning, March 26, 2016, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on August 25, 1943, a son of the late John and Mary (Schneider) Gwozdz. He attended Cheshire schools, and graduated from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1962. He then graduated from the Machinist Program at C.H. McCann...
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Chester F. Zieba

July 1, 1938 - March 25, 2016

Mr. Chester F. Zieba, 77, of 3 Myrtle St. Adams, died Friday evening, March 25, 2016, at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, NY. He was born in Adams on July 1, 1938, a son of the late Henry and Mildred (Alibozek) Zieba. He attended Adams schools, and graduated from the former Adams High School. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the US Army Signal Corps, until his Honorable...
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Veleda V. Boucher

September 2, 1939 - March 15, 2016

Mrs. Veleda V. (Trombley) Boucher, 76, formerly of 549 State Road, North Adams, died early Tuesday morning, March 16, 2016, at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Mooers, New York on September 2, 1939, a daughter of the late Frederick and Eva (Brassard) Trombley, and came to North Adams as a child with her family. She attended North Adams schools. Mrs. Boucher last worked as a manager...
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Susan Shepard

July 17, 1957 - March 13, 2016

Susan Shepard, 57 of 10 Frederick St., North Adams, died on Sunday, March 13, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born in North Adams July 17, 1957, a daughter of Rita Oslizlo and the late Francis Accetta. She attended local schools including St Joseph Catholic School. She worked at the Williams Inn, then at the Crown Plaza. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and motorcycle rides with...
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Edward C. Bergeron

May 26, 1932 - March 12, 2016

Mr. Edward Charles Bergeron, 83, of 3 Myrtle St. Adams, died Saturday evening, March 12, 2016, at North Adams Commons. He was born in North Adams on May 26, 1932, a son of the late George and Telly (Bourrie) Bergeron. He attended North Adams schools, and graduated from Drury High School with the Class of 1950. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War, serving with Company E, 35th Infantry...
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Kathleen M. Lockerby

July 14, 1942 - March 10, 2016

ADAMS – Kathleen Marie (Flynn) Lockerby, 73, of 4 Cedar Lane, Adams passed away on March 10, 2016 at Berkshire Place in Pittsfield, MA. Kathy was born on July 14, 1942 in Boston, MA to John and Kathleen (Bowe) Flynn. She spent her adolescent years in the Roxbury section of Boston, graduating from Mission Church High School in 1960. Shortly thereafter, her parents moved to Concord, MA where...
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Mary "Molly" Viens

February 20, 1914 - March 7, 2016

Mrs. Mary "Molly" (Belanger) Viens, 102, died on Monday, March 7, 2016 at Springside Nursing Home in Pittsfield. She was born in North Adams on February 20, 1914, daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Crockwell) Belanger. She grew up in Florida, MA and was the oldest of six children. She married the late Arthur Viens, Sr. on May 30, 1930. She worked at the former Berkshire Hathaway...
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Stephen W. Nowicki

February 10, 1922 - March 6, 2016

Mr. Stephen W. Nowicki, 94, of 6 Mill St., Adams, died on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on February 10, 1922, son of the late Joseph and Sophie (Bieniek) Nowicki. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School. Mr. Nowicki last worked for the Town of Adams Cemetery Department until retiring. Earlier he had...
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Isabelle M. Ponti

June 6, 1928 - March 4, 2016

Mrs. Isabelle Mary (Collette) Ponti, 87, formerly of 85 Eagle St. North Adams, died Friday morning, March 4, 2016, at Williamstown Commons. She was born in North Adams on June 6, 1928, a daughter of the late J. Alfred and Margaret (Lebert) Collette, and attended North Adams schools. Mrs. Ponti last worked as a housekeeper at the former St. Raphael's rectory in Williamstown for several...
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Mary "Betty" O'Connor

May 7, 1923 - March 4, 2016

Mary Elizabeth (Deary) O'Connor, 92, of Adams MA and Naples FL passed away peacefully on Friday, March 4, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Dudley, MA on May 7, 1923 to Thomas and Elizabeth (Kelley) Deary. She graduated from St. Louis High School in Webster, MA and attended New Rochelle College in New York. On August 20, 1944 she married J. Norman O'Connor, her high school...
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Arline M. Richer

September 3, 1936 - March 2, 2016

Mrs. Arline M. (Hebert) Richer, of 95 McArthur Drive, Clarksburg, died Wednesday morning, March 2, 2016, at Albany Medical Center. She was born in Williamstown on September 3, 1936, daughter of the late Leo Arsene and Lily (Grant) Hebert. She attended the former Broad Brook school, and graduated from the former Williamstown High School in 1954. Following her graduation, she worked in...
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Jean Rodovick

September 4, 1958 - February 29, 2016

Jean Rodovick, of Larkspur, California, passed away peacefully at home February 29th, 2016 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Her positive spirit continually inspired her family, friends, and physicians. Born on September 4, 1958 in Massachusetts Jean loved her home town of Adams. She attended North Adams State and graduated with a BS in Computer Science. Jean worked for Bank of...
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Dorothy M. Burnett

February 28, 1922 - February 28, 2016

Mrs. Dorothy M Burnett, 94, of Adams, died on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Berlin, NY on February 28, 1922, daughter of the late Henry D and Nina (Godfrey) Scriven and attended Schools in North Pownal Vermont. Mrs. Burnett last worked for the former Budd Paper Co., Adams until retiring in 1970. Her husband of 64 years, Alfred B. Burnett, whom she...
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Verlie "Kelly" Mirke

January 18, 1937 - February 28, 2016

Mrs. Verlie "Kelly" (Rose) Mirke, 78, of 55 Daniels Terr., Cheshire, and Boynton Beach, FL, died on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Bethesda Hospital East, Boynton Beach. She was born in North Adams on January 18, 1937, daughter of the late Chalmer and Verlie (White) Rose. She attended schools in North Adams and graduated from the former St. Joseph's High School in North Adams. Mrs. Mirke...
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Richard A. St. Germain

October 2, 1942 - February 20, 2016

Mr. Richard A. St. Germain, 73, of 136B North Summer St., Adams, died on Saturday morning, February 20, 2016 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Newport, New Hampshire on October 2, 1942, son of the late Aime and Blanche (Gagnon) St. Germain. He moved to Adams at a young age and attended schools there. Mr. St. Germain worked as an inspector for the former General...
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Margaret M. Wing

May 10, 1923 - February 17, 2016

Mrs. Margaret M. (Conlon) Wing, 92, of 10 Woods Drive, Adams, died Wednesday evening, February 17, 2016, at Williamstown Commons following a long illness. She was born in North Adams on May 10, 1923, daughter of the late Mary (Caron) Conlon and Michael W. Conlon, former North Adams Chief of Police. Peg, as she liked to be called, graduated from the former St. Joseph's High School with the...
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Sandra Jean Garrison

August 27, 1949 - February 15, 2016

Mrs. Sandra Jean (Haley) Garrison, 66, of 7 Seneca Dr., North Adams, died on Monday, February 15, 2016 at Williamstown Commons. She was born in North Adams on August 27, 1949, a daughter of the late George and Grace (Dickinson) Haley. She attended schools in Williamstown and graduated from Mt. Greylock High School. Mrs. Garrison last worked as a housekeeper for the Taconic Golf Club in...
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John A. Ashton

September 1, 1918 - February 10, 2016

Mr. John Anthony Ashton, 97, of Hoosick Falls, NY, died early Wednesday morning, February 10, 2016, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. He was born in Adams, MA on September 1, 1918, a son of the late Raymond and Bertha (Anthony) Ashton, and attended Adams schools. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living relative of the famous women's suffragist Susan B. Anthony. ...
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Frank "Babe" Shaw

February 7, 1915 - February 6, 2016

Frank "Babe" Shaw, 100, of 62 Maple St., Adams, went to be with his loving wife in Heaven on Saturday afternoon, February 6, 2016. Dad was born in Adams on February 7, 1915, a son of the late Joseph and Annie (Crombleholme) Shaw, and attended Adams schools. Dad worked at the Berkshire Mills in Adams and then at General Electric in Pittsfield, until retiring in 1977. He was an avid...
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Gloria B. Nowak

August 13, 1926 - February 5, 2016

Mrs. Gloria Barbara (Libardi) Nowak, 89, of 22 Newtown Rd., Sandwich, formerly of Adams, died on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Cape Heritage Nursing Home, Sandwich. She was born in North Adams on August 13, 1926, a daughter of the late John and Virginia (Scaia) Libardi. She attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School. Mrs. Nowak worked for General Electric Co.,...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Carpenter

October 6, 1929 - February 2, 2016

Mrs. Elizabeth C. "Betty" (Roberts) Carpenter, 86, of 78 Lime St. Adams, died Tuesday morning, February 2, 2016, at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Adams on October 6, 1929, a daughter of the late Louis and Gertrude (Horner) Roberts. She attended Adams schools, graduating from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1947. Betty last worked at the CVS Pharmacy in North Adams....
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Kathryn A. McCarthy

July 15, 1949 - February 2, 2016

Mrs. Kathryn Ann (Gyurasz) McCarthy, 66, of Adams, died on Tuesday morning, February 2, 2016 at her home. She was born in North Adams on July 15, 1949, a daughter of the late Edward and Eileen (Burke) Gyurasz. She attended Schools in North Adams and graduated from the former St. Joseph's High School. She was a communicant of the former St. Francis of Assisi Church, North Adams. She was a...
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Kelly Jean Ryan

January 3, 1976 - February 1, 2016

Miss Kelly Jean Ryan, 40, of Williamstown, died on Monday, February 1, 2016 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. She was born in North Adams on January 3, 1976, daughter of Jean (Gelheiser) Ryan and John and Karen Ryan. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School with the class of 1994. Miss Ryan was primarily a stay at home mom but had worked as a...
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Edmund J. Bozek

September 24, 1923 - January 31, 2016

Mr. Edmund John Bozek, 92, of 15 West Rd. Adams, died Sunday afternoon, January 31, 2016, at Hillcrest Commons in Pittsfield, where he had resided for the past two weeks, receiving excellent care from the dedicated staff there. He was born in Adams on September 24, 1923, a son of the late Stanley and Ludwika (Grzebien) Bozek, and attended Adams schools. Mr. Bozek last worked as a...
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Doris A. Minardi

December 19, 1928 - January 31, 2016

Mrs. Doris Ann (Knechtel) Minardi, 87, of 65 Orchard St. Adams, died early Sunday morning, January 31, 2016, at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Adams on December 19, 1928, the daughter of the late William and Alice (Giroux) Knechtel. She attended Adams schools, graduating from the former Adams High School. She then earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the former...
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Beatrice Herrmann

November 8, 1938 - January 27, 2016

Mrs. Beatrice (Soucie) Herrmann, 77, of 59 Quality St., Adams, died on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Sweet Brook Care Center in Williamstown. She was born in Middleborough, MA on November 8, 1938, a daughter of the late Louis and Dorothy (Lincoln) Soucie. She was educated in Middleborough Schools and moved to Adams as a teenager. Mrs. Herrmann was employed at many local businesses,...
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Martin "Jack" Mullen

January 18, 1925 - January 22, 2016

Martin John Mullen, 91, died on Friday January 22nd, at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center, where he resided. The cause of death was complications from Lewy Body Disease. The only child of the late Martin Thomas and Gertrude Ryan Mullen, Mr. Mullen was born in Adams, Massachusetts January 18, 1925. Mr. Mullen was President of Mullen Bros., Inc. of N. Adams, an interstate trucking company...
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David H. McGrath

September 23, 1949 - January 19, 2016

Mr. David Harrington McGrath, 66, of 37 Melrose St. Adams, died Tuesday afternoon, January 19, 2016, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on September 23, 1949, a son of the late Harold and Margaret (Harrington) McGrath. He attended Adams schools, graduating from the former Adams Memorial High School with the Class of 1968. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Art...
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June D. McLain

July 4, 1927 - January 11, 2016

Mrs. June Dorothy (England) McLain, 88, of Proprietor's Field, 118 Church St. Williamstown, died early Monday morning, January 11, 2016, at Williamstown Commons. She was born in North Adams on July 4, 1927, a daughter of the late Ralph England and Emma (Birch) Wilson England, and attended North Adams schools. Mrs. McLain last worked at the Burger King restaurant in North Adams, until...
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