Paciorek Funeral Home

Our funeral home is a family owned and operated business. We are large enough to give our families the same service as the largest funeral homes around, yet we are small enough that each family gets the level of attention and care they deserve.


Our Obituaries

Felicia Clarke

June 7, 1925 - October 20, 2017

Mrs. Felicia Victoria (Meczywor) Clarke, 92, of Adams, died peacefully on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Mount Carmel Care Center in Lenox. She was born in Adams on June 7, 1925, a daughter of the late Stanislaus and Helena (Szetela) Meczywor. She attended St. Stanislaus Elementary School and the former Adams High School. She left school early to go to work in the Berkshire Mills to help her...
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Tamara "Tammy" Canale

March 28, 1946 - October 19, 2017

Tamara "Tammy" Jeanne Canale, age 71, of Clarksburg, passed away on Thursday, October 19 at Berkshire Medical Center. She was born on March 28, 1946 in North Adams to the late Edith (Estes) Shaw and Nelson Shaw. Tammy grew up in the loving care of her aunt and uncle, the late Eunice (Estes) and Ralph "Buster" Cardinal, as well as her parents. She attended North Adams Public Schools and...
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Robert R. Ziaja

September 15, 1937 - October 9, 2017

Mr. Robert R. Ziaja, 80, of Adams, died unexpectedly on Monday, October 9, 2017, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on September 15, 1937, the son of Stanley and Mary (Maynard) Ziaja, and attended Adams and North Adams schools. He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the US Air Force in England. Mr. Ziaja worked as a laboratory technician at...
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Harriet Laura Presnal

February 23, 1924 - October 5, 2017

Mrs. Harriet Laura (Farnam) Presnal, 93, of Adams, died peacefully Thursday afternoon, October 5, 2017, at her home. She was a direct descendant if the Farnam families of Lanesboro and Cheshire. She was born in Cheshire on February 23, 1924, a daughter of the late Ralph and Laura (Pelkey) Farnam, and attended Adams schools. Harriet last worked for Elder Services at the Adams Senior Center...
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Loretta A. Morey

July 4, 1924 - September 29, 2017

Mrs. Loretta Anita (Brazeau) Morey, 93, of Adams, died Friday afternoon at Williamstown Commons. She was born in North Adams on July 4, 1924, a daughter of the late Alfred and Angelina (Patenaude) Brazeau. She attended schools in Pittsfield, and graduated from Pittsfield High School. Mrs. Morey was employed by General Electric Co. in Pittsfield, and later, for over 30 years at the...
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William E. Michaels

December 29, 1933 - September 27, 2017

William E. Michaels of Cheshire joined his wife to make their new home in Heaven on September 27, 2017. He passed at home in the arms of his loving family after a short battle with cancer. Born in North Adams on December 29th, 1933, he was the son of the late William and Albena ( St. Pierre) Michaels. After graduating from St Joseph's High School in 1951, Bill honorably chose to serve our...
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Geraldine (Meehan) Haring

November 15, 1944 - September 25, 2017

Mrs. Geraldine E. (Meehan) Haring, 72, of Adams, died on Monday, September 25, 2017 at North Adams Commons. She was born on North Adams on November 15, 1944, a daughter of the late George and Irene (Boulerice) Meehan. She attended schools in North Adams. Mrs. Haring worked as a seamstress for many years for the former Waverly Fabrics Co., Adams until the mill closed in 1992. She then went...
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Stanley P. Wilk

June 6, 1928 - September 12, 2017

Mr. Stanley Peter Wilk, 89, of Cheshire, died on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Craneville Place in Dalton. He was born in Adams on June 6, 1928, son of the late Frank and Sophie (Bezak) Wilk. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School with the class of 1946. Mr. Wilk worked for many years in the Power Transformer Division of General Electric Co.,...
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Cecelia "Ceil" Lattizzori

November 8, 1914 - September 11, 2017

Mrs. Cecelia F. "Ceil" (Mendel) Lattizzori, 102, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Craneville Place in Dalton, where she had resided for the past year. She was born in Adams on November 8, 1914, daughter of the late John and Caroline Offiara Mendel, one of nine children, and attended Adams schools. She had lived in Pittsfield for many years, where she was a communicant...
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Frank "Rick" Lyon, Jr.

March 15, 1958 - August 26, 2017

Mr. Frank H. "Rick" Lyon, Jr., 59 of Adams, died on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in North Adams on March 15, 1958, a son of Sheila (Sweet) Lyon and the late Frank H. Lyon, Sr. He graduated from the Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton, MA and later received his Bachelors in Psychology from the former North Adams State College. He loved...
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Dorothy Daunais

April 3, 1917 - August 8, 2017

Mrs. Dorothy Mae (Shaw) Daunais, 100, of Adams, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Adams on April 3, 1917, daughter of the late Joseph and Annie (Crombleholme) Shaw. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School with the class of 1935. Mrs. Daunais was a production clerk for the former Sprague Electric...
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Arlene "Dede" Gregalis

November 5, 1934 - August 8, 2017

Mrs. Arlene "Dede" (Scarbo) Gregalis, 82, of Adams, died on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at her home. She was born in North Adams on November 5, 1934, a daughter of the late Frank and Cecilia (Siciliano) Scarbo. She attended schools in North Adams and graduated from the former St. Joseph's High School. She last worked for the former South Adams Savings Bank on Park St. in Adams for many years...
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Annette M. Arena

January 24, 1950 - August 5, 2017

Mrs. Annette M. (Pytko) Arena, 67, of Dalton, died on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at her sister's home in Adams. She was born in Adams on January 24, 1950, daughter of the late Francis and Levina (Serre) Pytko. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams Memorial High School. She then went on to receiver her Bachelor's in Science Degree in Medical Technology from the former...
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Phyllis Roulier

November 8, 1927 - August 5, 2017

Mrs. Phyllis D. (St. Cyr) Roulier, 89, of Adams, died Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Williamstown Commons. She was born in North Adams on November 8, 1927, a daughter of the late Emery and Ruth (Brown) St. Cyr, and attended North Adams schools. Phyllis last worked in the sewing department at the former Waverly Fabrics in Adams for several years. Earlier, she and her late husband had...
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William R. Minardi

April 17, 1927 - August 1, 2017

Mr. William Richard Minardi, 90, of Adams, passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Albany Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Taunton, MA on April 17, 1927, son of the late Arturo and Rosa (Mencarelli) Minardi. He attended schools in Taunton. Mr. Minardi went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree from the former North Adams State College and then his Master...
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Roger C. Edwards

August 29, 1921 - July 27, 2017

Mr. Roger C. Edwards, 95, of Adams, died on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at his home. He was born in Pittsfield on August 21, 1921, a son of the late Charles and Lorna (Manton) Edwards. He attended schools in Pittsfield and graduated from Pittsfield High School. Mr. Edwards worked as a storeroom keeper in the Naval Ordnance division of General Electric Co., Pittsfield for many years until...
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Anthony "Ed" Allison

February 7, 1964 - July 22, 2017

Mr. Anthony Edward "Ed" Allison, 53, of Burlingame, California, formerly of Adams, died on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in California. He was born in North Adams on February 7, 1964, son of Augustus Edward Allison of the state of Florida and Patricia (Hamilton) O'Neil and her husband Donald of North Adams and Uncle Patrick Hamilton of New York. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from Hoosac...
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Daniel John Ritcher

November 18, 1983 - July 18, 2017

Daniel John Ritcher, 33, of Clarksburg, died on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at his home. He was born in North Adams on November 18, 1983, son of Paula M. Filiault of Adams and Allen G. Ritcher, Sr., of Woodstock, CT. He attended schools in Adams and Hoosac Valley High School. At the time of his death, Daniel was employed as a contractor for C.M. Hartman General Contracting, North Adams. He...
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Timothy H. Rice

June 4, 1953 - July 18, 2017

Mr. Timothy H. Rice, 64, of Windsor, MA, died early Tuesday morning, July 18, 2017, at Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility in Pittsfield. He was born in North Adams on June 4, 1953, a son of the late Harold and Loretta (Tatro) Rice. He grew up in Savoy, and attended local schools, graduating from the Metal Fabrication program at C.H. McCann Technical High School in North Adams. Tim had...
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Stanley J. Kopala

April 17, 1932 - June 27, 2017

Mr. Stanley J. Kopala, 85, of Adams, died on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Berkshire Medical Center-North Adams. He was born in Adams on April 17, 1932, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Czaja) Kopala. He attended schools in Adams. Mr. Kopala was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict having served with the United States Army until receiving his Honorable Discharge as Sergeant on October 29, 1954. ...
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Katherine M. Desormeaux

October 9, 1949 - June 24, 2017

Katherine Marie (LaFrance) Desormeaux, 67, of Florida, MA, died Saturday, June 24, 2017 at her home. She was born in Adams on October 9, 1949, a daughter of the late Raymond LaFrance, Sr. and Ruth (Dupee) LaFrance. She grew up in North Adams, and attended local schools, including Drury High School. Katie worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for the former Adams Nursing Home and...
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Kristina G. Biros

September 12, 1989 - June 20, 2017

Kristina Gabrielle Biros, 27, of North Adams, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield due to complications from a heart ailment. She was born in Pittsfield on September 12, 1989, daughter of David Biros and Nicole Griffith. She attended Adams schools, and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School. She then attended Berkshire Community College in...
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Elizabeth A. Hawley

May 12, 1949 - June 15, 2017

Elizabeth Ann Hawley died June 15, 2017, in Northampton, MA. Elizabeth was born in Frankfort, Germany on May 12, 1949, the youngest daughter of John and Katherine Hawley. Her father worked for the US government in the Foreign Service; her mother worked at Woods Hole during the war. She spent her first seven years in Italy and spoke Italian and French fluently before learning the English...
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Ellen G. Tietgens

November 23, 1923 - June 15, 2017

Mrs. Ellen G. (Shields) Tietgens, 93, of Clarksburg, MA, died Thursday morning, June 15, 2017, at North Adams Commons. She was born in North Adams on November 23, 1923, the daughter of the late John and Gertrude (Ryan) Shields. She attended North Adams schools, and graduated from the former St. Joseph's High School with the Class of 1942. Mrs. Tietgens first worked for the former New...
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Arthur H. Koehler

July 22, 1930 - June 14, 2017

Arthur H. Koehler, 86, died June 14, 2017 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield following a period of failing health during which time he had resided at Williamstown Commons. Born July 22, 1930, Art was the son of Arthur T. and Irene (Goyette) Koehler. He was a lifelong resident of Adams and a faithful parishioner of St. John Paul II Parish and its predecessor parish St. Thomas Aquinas. ...
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Kaliq I. Sherman

June 9, 2000 - June 12, 2017

Kaliq Isaiah Sherman, 17, resident of Adams, sadly left us here as he began his journey climbing the stairway to Heaven, on Monday 12 June 2017. He was born at North Adams Regional Hospital, Friday 9 June 2000, beloved son of Pamela A. Sherman, and the late Cleodis McCants. Kaliq was a Junior at Hoosac Valley Middle and High School. His highest achievement being a true and loyal friend,...
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James E. Smith

October 9, 1948 - June 9, 2017

Mr. James Edward Smith, 68, of North Adams, died Friday, June 9, 2017, at his home. He was born in Pittsfield on October 9, 1948, a son of the late Charles and Mary (Contenta) Smith. He attended Dalton schools, and graduated from Wahconah High School in 1966. He then attended the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Boston, where he earned his degree in Funeral Directing and...
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Marilyn Sybil Moreau

May 6, 1921 - June 6, 2017

She answered to Mom, Gram, Gigi, Gert, Great Sybil, Aunt Sib and Sybil. Marilyn Sybil Eagar Moreau, born in North Adams on May 6, 1921, left her family and friends on June 6, 2017 after 96 full and vibrant years of life. She was the daughter of the late Alston M. Eagar and Eva Wade Eagar and sister of the late Alston L. Eagar. Sybil graduated from Drury High School at 17 years of age. She...
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Kenneth C. Demers

January 21, 1954 - June 3, 2017

Mr. Kenneth Charles Demers, 63, of Adams, died on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at his home. He was born in Springfield on January 21, 1954, a son of Janice (Patrie) Demers and the late Albert Demers. He attended schools in Chicopee and Springfield and graduated from the Cathedral High School in Springfield. He then went on to receive his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and Health from...
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Jean Bissaillon

August 10, 1939 - June 2, 2017

Mrs. Jean Mary (Hespelein) Bissaillon, 77, of Cheshire, died on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Hillcrest Commons in Pittsfield surrounded by her family. She was born in Pittsfield on August 10, 1939, a daughter of the late George and Irene (Hood) Hespelein. She attended schools in Pittsfield and graduated from Pittsfield High School with the class of 1957. Jean worked for many years at Val's...
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Robert E. Ramocki

March 14, 1949 - May 30, 2017

Mr. Robert E. Ramocki, 68, of Bonita Springs, Florida, a native of Adams, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at his home. He was born in Adams on March 14, 1949, a son of Anne (Brown) Ramocki Duval and the late Stanley Ramocki. He attended Adams schools, and graduated from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1967. He also attended Berkshire Community College and the University of Rhode...
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Eleanor Bechard

September 22, 1924 - May 30, 2017

Mrs. Eleanor (Priori) Bechard, 92, of Adams, died on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at North Adams Commons. She was born in Pittsfield on September 22, 1924, daughter of the late Louis and Lena (Vitali) Priori and attended schools in Adams. Mrs. Bechard worked for many years at the former Sprague Electric Co., North Adams until retiring in 1985. She was a communicant of the Parish of St. John...
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Richard "Richie" Cwalinski

January 5, 1963 - May 29, 2017

Mr. Richard "Richie" Mark Cwalinski, 54, of North Adams, died on Monday, May 29, 2017 at his home. He was born in Adams on January 5, 1963, a son of Zygmund and Loretta (Bellows) Cwalinski. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School. Mr. Cwalinski was a self-employed contractor having owned and operated R. Cwalinski Contracting. He had also worked for the...
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Agnes N. Rivers

January 1, 1915 - May 27, 2017

Mrs. Agnes N. (Guertin) Rivers, 102, of Florida, MA, died on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at her home. She was born in Gillbertville, MA on January 1, 1915, daughter of the late Arthur and Honaire (Giguere) Guertin. She attended schools in Ware. Mrs. Rivers last worked for the former Sprague Electric Co., North Adams until retiring. Earlier she had worked as a payroll clerk for the former Hoosac...
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Valentina "Tina" Oparowski

October 10, 1917 - May 27, 2017

Valentina Veronica (Gajda) Oparowski, 99, of Adams, died Saturday, May 27, 2017, at the Westerly Hospital in Westerly, RI surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Scranton, PA on October 10, 1917, a daughter of the late Martin and Anna (Prucnal) Gajda. She moved to Poland with her family as a child, and lived there for 14 years, where she attended school. She then returned to the...
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Holly S. Garvie

December 25, 1945 - May 24, 2017

Holly S. (Fowler) Garvie, 71, of Cheshire, died on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Born on December 25, 1945, she was the daughter of Elmer and Muriel (Busl) Fowler. She attended local schools. Holly was a homemaker for many years and most recently worked at Excelsior in North Adams until her retirement. She enjoyed spending time with family. She was...
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Julia Grace Drinan

March 11, 2000 - May 21, 2017

Julia Grace Drinan, 17, of Suffield, CT, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Suffield. She was born in Springfield, MA on March 11, 2000, daughter of Richard M. and Mary A. (Brown) Drinan. She attended schools in Connecticut, and was currently a student at both Suffield High School and the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Julia was an accomplished and talented artist in many art...
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John "Jack" Fortier

March 22, 1926 - May 18, 2017

Mr. John E. "Jack" Fortier, 91, of Adams, died on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at his home. He was born in Adams on March 22, 1926, son of the late John and Amy (Frese) Fortier. He attended schools in Adams including the former Notre Dame School. Mr. Fortier worked for many years at G.E. Plastics in Pittsfield until his retirement in 1986. Earlier he had worked for various mills in Adams. He...
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John "Jack" Curtin

December 12, 1928 - May 17, 2017

John I."Jack" Curtin, 88, of Adams, a longtime Northern Berkshire attorney, died Wednesday afternoon, May 17, 2017, at Mount Carmel Care Center in Lenox. He was born on December 12, 1928 in Adams, Massachusetts, the son of the late Irving and Mary (Walsh) Curtin. He graduated from Adams High School with the Class of 1947. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1952. He spent...
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Robert L. LeBeau

April 12, 1928 - May 16, 2017

Mr. Robert Lawrence LeBeau, 89, of Adams, died on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Mt. Carmel Nursing Home in Lenox. He was born in Adams on April 12, 1928, son of the late Lawrence and Lillian (Heinz) LeBeau. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School. Mr. LeBeau served with the United States Army National Guard until receiving his Honorable Discharge as...
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Harold "Bob" King

June 14, 1932 - May 11, 2017

Mr. Harold Robert "Bob" King, 84, of Clarksburg, died on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in North Adams on June 14, 1932, a son of the late James and Ellen (Hughes) King. He attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1952. Following graduation Mr. King enlisted in the United States Marine Corps....
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Robert R. Rumgay

December 4, 1950 - May 10, 2017

Mr. Robert R. Rumgay, 66, of Adams, died on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He was born in Adams on December 4, 1950, son of the late Andrew C. Rumgay, Jr. and Marjorie (Dutcher) Rumgay. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams Memorial High School. He then went on to earn his Associates degree from Berkshire Community College in...
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John R. Rogers

July 5, 1923 - May 8, 2017

Mr. John R. Rogers, 93, of Florida, MA died on Monday, May 8, 2017 at his home. He was born in New Madrid, Missouri on July 5, 1923, a son of the late Arther and Clara (Bisher) Rogers. He attended schools in Missouri. Mr. Rogers was a Veteran of World War II having served with the United States Navy in Normandy and was Honorably Discharged on February 22, 1946. He was a member of the...
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Francis J. Rivers

September 27, 1916 - May 7, 2017

Mr. Francis J. "Frank" Rivers, 100, of Florida, MA, died early Sunday morning, May 7, 2017 at his home. He was born in North Adams on September 27, 1916, a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Brothers) Rivers, and attended the former Notre Dame Elementary School and Drury High School. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving with the 167th General Hospital Detachment of the US Army in the...
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David W. Shade

February 9, 1947 - May 6, 2017

Mr. David W. Shade, 70, of Pittsfield, formerly of North Adams, died Saturday afternoon, May 6, 2017, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He was born in Jamestown, NY on Feb. 9, 1947, and grew up in Pennsylvania, coming to this area as a young man. He is survived by his five children, Kenneth Shade, Lynn Green, David Shade, Dennis Shade and Jennifer Shade; two sisters,...
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Helen Trela

November 19, 1927 - April 28, 2017

Mrs. Helen (Choroszy) Trela, 89, of Adams, died Friday afternoon, April 28, 2017, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. She was born in Adams on November 19, 1927, a daughter of the late Joseph and Stephanie (Godek) Choroszy, and attended Adams schools. Helen worked as an accounting clerk at the former Sprague Electric Co. in North Adams until her retirement. She was a...
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Maryrose G. Snyder

June 27, 1921 - April 28, 2017

Mrs. Maryrose G. (West) Snyder, 95, of Cedar Park, TX, formerly of East Rd., Adams, died on Friday, April 28, 2017 in Texas. She was born in North Adams on June 27, 1921, a daughter of Edward and Albina (Soulier) West. She attended schools in North Adams and Northampton and graduated from Northampton High School. Mrs. Snyder worked as an administrative assistant for the former Arnold Print...
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Doris B. McAndrews

April 10, 1925 - April 27, 2017

Doris B. McAndrews , daughter of Julia L. and William A. Steuer, died at her home in Naples, Fl. on April 27th 2017. She was born April 10, 1925 in Adams , MA. Upon graduation from Adams High School, she worked as a secretary for Berkshire Textile, owned and operated by Gilmore Rudnick. When it ceased operations she became office manager of the Old Stone Mill, a nationally recognized...
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Tania Gajda

March 1, 1937 - April 23, 2017

Mrs. Marcelle Tania (Quervin) Gajda, of 7 Woods Drive Adams, died in the early morning of April 23, 2017 at her home surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer. Family and friends knew her by her middle name, Tania, which she preferred. Born on March 1, 1937 she spent her formative years in Paris France. Tania attended the Catholic schools organized by the Soeurs de Saint Vincent de...
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Lorraine M. Saunders

May 21, 1927 - April 20, 2017

Mrs. Lorraine Marvis (Estes) Saunders, 89, of North Adams, died on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. She was born in North Adams on May 21, 1927, daughter of the late Walter and Evelina (Lanoue) Estes. She attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1945. Mrs. Saunders last worked as a seamstress for the former...
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Eva M. Murach

October 30, 1925 - April 15, 2017

Mrs. Eva Marie (Daignault) Murach, 91, of Adams, died on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the home of her son in Adams surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She was born in North Adams on October 30, 1925, a daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Parker) Daignault. She attended schools in North Adams. Mrs. Murach worked for the former Sprague Electric Co., North Adams until retiring in...
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Casimer J. Czubryt

February 4, 1926 - April 12, 2017

Mr. Casimer Joseph "Casey" Czubryt, 91, of Adams, died Wednesday afternoon, April 12, 2017, at North Adams Commons. He was born in Adams on February 4, 1926, a son of the late Stanley and Julia (Ciulonka) Czubryt, and attended Adams schools. Casey was a Veteran of World War II, serving as a Seaman First Class with the US Navy until his Honorable Discharge in 1946. He had worked at...
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William F. Daignault, Sr.

February 13, 1927 - April 2, 2017

Mr. William F. Daignault, Sr., 90, of Adams, died on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Adams on February 13, 1927, son of the late Arthur and Mary (Parker) Daignault. He attended schools in Adams. Mr. Daignault worked as a self-employed carpenter and electrician for many years. He was a communicant of the Parish of St. John Paul II, Adams. He was...
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M. Elaine Bentley

January 2, 1933 - March 31, 2017

Mrs. M. Elaine (Blair) Bentley, 84, of Adams, formerly of North Adams, died Friday afternoon, March 31, 2017, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. She was born in Clarksburg on January 2, 1933, a daughter of the late John F. and Mary Catherine (Schneider) Blair. She attended local schools, including Drury High School. Elaine worked in the facilities dept. at Williams...
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Harvey Richard

March 29, 1935 - March 29, 2017

Mr. Harvey J. Richard, 82, of North Adams, died on Thursday, March 29, 2017 at Berkshire Medical Center, North Adams. He was born in North Adams on March 29, 1935, son of the late Solomon and Rosa (LaBonte) Richard. He attended schools in North Adams. Mr. Richard was a Veteran of the Korean War, having served with the United States Navy until receiving his Honorable Discharge on April 26,...
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Alexander J. Groves

November 23, 1932 - March 28, 2017

Mr. Alexander J. Groves, 84, of Adams, died Tuesday evening, March 28, 2017, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on November 23, 1932, son of the late Alexander and Florence (Carpenter) Groves, and attended Adams schools. Mr. Groves was a Veteran of the Korean War, serving with the US Navy from 1952 until his Honorable Discharge as a Seaman in 1956. Mr....
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Lynn Ann Burke

May 28, 1950 - March 23, 2017

Lynn Ann Burke, 66, of Adams, died on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. She was born in Adams on May 28, 1950, daughter of the late Edward and Claire (Kelly) Burke. Her parents died at a young age and she was raised by her grandparents. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams Memorial High School with the class of 1968. She went on to...
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Helen Leja

June 29, 1919 - March 17, 2017

Mrs. Helen C. (Dudek) Leja, 97, of Nashua, NH, formerly a longtime resident of Adams, died on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Kindred/Greenbriar Terrace Nursing Home in Nashua. She was born in Adams on June 29, 1919, a daughter of the late Peter and Stefania (Wojnarowska) Dudek. She had attended schools in Adams. Mrs. Leja worked in the Power Transformer division of the former General...
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Joanne P. Trimarchi

April 6, 1941 - March 16, 2017

Mrs. Joanne P. (Tassone) Trimarchi, 75, formerly of Adams, died Thursday evening, March 16, 2017, at Sweet Brook Care Center in Williamstown. She was born in Adams on April 6, 1941, the daughter of the late Angelo and Winifred (Edwards) Tassone. She attended local schools, and graduated from the former St. Joseph's High School in North Adams. She lived in North Adams for many years before...
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Francis "Frank" Meczywor

July 17, 1941 - March 15, 2017

Mr. Francis "Frank" Meczywor, 75, of North Adams, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on July 17, 1941, a son of the late Stanley and Carol (Rys) Meczywor. He attended schools in Adams. Mr. Meczywor worked as a self-employed handyman and had worked as a baker for numerous area restaurants. He is survived by two children,...
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Frank D. Kozik, Jr.

August 18, 1946 - March 14, 2017

Mr. Frank D. Kozik, Jr., 70, of 1 Berkshire Square, Adams, died Tuesday afternoon, March 14, 2017, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on August 18, 1946, a son of the late Frank and Alice (Dubois) Kozik. He attended Adams schools, graduating from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1965. Frank was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the US...
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Shirley Farley

January 20, 1930 - March 9, 2017

Mrs. Shirley Mae (McCuen) Farley, 87, of Oakland Gardens, New York, formerly of Adams, died on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Calvary Hospital in Bronx, New York. She was born in Ontario, Canada on January 20, 1930, a daughter of the late Roger and Emma (Boehm) McCuen. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School. She had attended Queens College where she...
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John "Jack" Fleury

July 14, 1953 - March 7, 2017

Mr. John "Jack" Fleury, 63, of Williamstown died on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in North Adams on July 14, 1953, a son of the late William and Marion (LaCasse) Fleury. He attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School. Jack worked for many years as the produce manager for the former Price Chopper Supermarket until retiring....
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Doris M. Satko

April 21, 1924 - February 26, 2017

Mrs. Doris M. (Saunders) Satko, 92, of Williamstown Commons, formerly of Adams, died Sunday morning, February 26, 2017. She was born in Pownal, VT on April 21, 1924, a daughter of the late Leonard and Aurelia (Walker) Saunders. She attended schools in North Adams. Mrs. Satko worked at the former Candyland and the Apothecary Hall in North Adams and the former Stonemarketing Corp. in Adams,...
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Agnes C. Alibozek

September 19, 1931 - February 15, 2017

Mrs. Agnes C. (Bednarczyk) Alibozek, 85, of Adams, died Wednesday morning, February 15, 2017, at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Pittsfield on September 19, 1931, daughter of the late Stephen and Agnes (Gerwoski) Bednarczyk. She attended schools in Pittsfield. Mrs. Alibozek last worked as the head cook for her son's former business, Stefan's Polish Deli in Adams, until retiring. ...
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Marjorie Dearworth Keeley

March 11, 1962 - February 12, 2017

Marjorie Dearworth Keeley of Peru died on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at her home. She was born on March 11, 1962 at Christ's Hospital in Cincinnati Ohio. She is the daughter of James R. Dearworth, MD and Ann Altemeier Dearworth of Wilmington Delaware. She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years Thomas J. Keeley and her sister Kathleen. Besides her parents she is survived by two...
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Helen A. Tatro

October 28, 1937 - February 9, 2017

Mrs. Helen A. (Zabek) Tatro, 79, of Clarksburg, peacefully entered into eternal peace, welcomed by the arms of our Lord, on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at her home. Helen was born in Adams, MA on October 28, 1937, a daughter of the late Peter and Mildred (Nowak) Zabek. She attended Adams schools, and graduated from the former Adams High School. Helen was employed by Sprague Electric Co....
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Wanda C. Wojtaszek

May 15, 1933 - February 5, 2017

Wanda C. Wojtaszek, 83, of Adams, died on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at her home after a brief illness. She was born in Adams on May 15, 1933, a daughter of the late Joseph and Jessie (Armata) Wojtaszek. She attended schools in Adams, including St. Stanislaus Elementary and graduated from the former Adams High School with the class of 1950. She then went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree from Our...
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William S. Tattersall

November 10, 1936 - January 28, 2017

Mr. William S. Tattersall, 80, of Adams, died Saturday morning, January 28, 2017, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on November 10, 1936, a son of the late Richard and Josephine (Zdon) Tattersall. He attended local schools, and graduated from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1954. He served with the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era, from 1957...
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Eleanor H. Downey

January 7, 1930 - January 22, 2017

Mrs. Eleanor H. (Pause) Downey, 87, of Adams, died peacefully Sunday morning, January 22, 2017, at her home. She was born in Adams on January 7, 1930, the daughter of the late Alfred and Helen (Martowski) Pause. She attended Adams schools, and graduated from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1949. While there, she was a member of the Pro Merito Society. Mrs. Downey last...
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James "Jimmo" Blanquart

May 8, 1953 - January 16, 2017

James R. "Jimmo" Blanquart, 63, of Adams, died Monday morning, January 16, 2017, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He was born in North Adams on May 8, 1953, the son of the late Robert and Carolyn (Roberts) Blanquart. He attended local schools, and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School. Jimmo last worked as the warehouse manager for Morelli Wholesale Plumbing Supply in Las...
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Crystal D. Fitzpatrick

May 22, 1981 - January 15, 2017

Crystal D. Fitzpatrick, 35, of Cheshire, died unexpectedly on Sunday, January 15, 2017, in Orlando, Florida, where she had been visiting. She was born in North Adams on May 22, 1981, the daughter of Eddine (Kuhner) Fitzpatrick and Larry Fitzpatrick. She attended local schools. Crystal worked as a chef for several local restaurants. She loved caring for animals, and had worked part-time...
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V. Marguerite Chittenden

January 11, 2017

V. Marguerite (Isabelle) Chittenden, 93, of Adams died peacefully at her home on January 11, 2017. She was born in Adams, MA in 1923 to the late Celina (LeGrand) Isabelle and Joseph T. Isabelle. She was married for 72 years to William M. Chittenden who pre-deceased her on December 2, 2016. She attended Adams schools and was a graduate of Adams High School Class of 1942. Midge was a...
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Marjorie Wasilenko

May 29, 1924 - January 10, 2017

Mrs. Marjorie Ann (Robinson) Wasilenko, 92, formerly of Adams, died on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Sweet Brook Care Center in Williamstown. She was born in Central Falls, RI on May 29, 1924, the daughter of the late Peter and Margaret (McQueeney) Robinson. She attended schools in Providence, RI, including Holy Trinity and St. Xavier's Academy. She was also a graduate of the University of...
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Marguerite "Peggy" LaPine

October 13, 1926 - January 8, 2017

Miss Marguerite "Peggy" LaPine, 90, of Williamstown, died on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Springfield, MA on October 13, 1926, daughter of the late Horace and Eva (Davignon) LaPine. She attended schools in Springfield and North Adams and graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1944. She then went on to earn her Associates degree with honors from...
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Kathleen T. Hoczela

February 2, 1935 - January 7, 2017

Mrs. Kathleen T. (Caffrey) Hoczela, 81, of Adams, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday evening, January 7, 2017, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. She was the wife of the late Theodore J. "Joe" Hoczela, whom she married on October 13, 1956 in the former St. Francis of Assisi Church, North Adams. Joe died on October 19, 2016. She was born in North Adams on February 2, 1935...
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Monica B. Nowak

December 19, 1921 - January 4, 2017

Monica B. Nowak, 95, of Adams, died Wednesday morning, January 4, 2017, at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Adams on December 19, 1921, a daughter of the late John and Agata (Rogowski) Nowak. She graduated from St. Stanislaus Elementary School in 1935, the former Adams High School in 1939, and the former Bliss Business College in North Adams in 1940. Monica first worked for the...
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Dorothy "Dot" Stachura

July 26, 1929 - December 30, 2016

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" (Rivard) Stachura, 87, of Adams, died on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Albany Medical Center. She was born in North Adams on July 26, 1929, daughter of the late William and Laura (Trombley) Rivard. She attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School. Dot was a homemaker and was devoted to her children and grandchildren. She was a communicant of the...
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Storm Cheryl Bombardier

December 2, 1957 - December 29, 2016

Storm Cheryl (Andrews) Bombardier, a longtime resident of Adams, MA, died Thursday the 29th of December at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. Born in 1957 in Willimantic, CT, Stormy loved animals & children and had a spirit about her that everyone could see. Her name Stormy says it all. She leaves behind her two sons, Robert & Todd Yeaton and their spouses, two grandchildren, Zachary &...
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Bernard R. Barbeau

June 8, 1932 - December 16, 2016

Mr. Bernard R. Barbeau, 84, of Adams, died Friday morning, December 14, 2016, at Berkshire Medical Center. He was born in North Adams on June 8, 1932, a son of the late Rouville and Regina (Clermont) Barbeau, and attended North Adams Schools. He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the US Army in Korea until his Honorable Discharge as a Sergeant. Mr. Barbeau worked at...
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Richard T. Dean

November 11, 1927 - December 14, 2016

Mr. Richard T. "Dick" Dean, 89, of Adams, died Wednesday evening, December 14, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in North Adams on November 11, 1927, a son of the late Alfred and Auretta (Aubin) Dean, and attended North Adams schools. Richard married the love of his life, the former Josephine B. Lesniak, on October 26, 1946 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Adams....
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Marcia J. Payette

May 13, 1944 - December 11, 2016

Ms. Marcia Jane (Pontier) Payette, 72, of Adams, died on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield after a brief illness. She was born in North Adams on May 13, 1944, a daughter of the late Joseph and Philia (Kwasnicke) Pontier. She attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1962. Ms. Payette was a well-known seamstress...
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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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