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Derek W. Malcolm

July 14, 1953 - June 1, 2018

Mr. Derek William Malcolm, 64, of Adams, died on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Quebec, Canada on July 14, 1953, son of the late William and Sylvia (Gravel) Malcolm. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School. Derek worked for many years at General Dynamics in Pittsfield until his illness forced him to stop working....
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Marion J. Baran

October 30, 1930 - May 30, 2018

Mrs. Marion J. (Brooks) Baran, 87, of Adams, died on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Adams on October 30, 1930, daughter of the late Jeddie and Edith (Revoir) Brooks. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School. Mrs. Baran worked as a bookkeeper for the YMCA in North Adams for many years until retiring. She was a communicant...
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Kevin M. Roy, Sr.

January 6, 1966 - May 24, 2018

Mr. Kevin Michael Roy, Sr., 52, of Adams, died on Thursday, May 24, 2018. He was born in North Adams on January 6, 1966, son of Patricia (Racette) Goman and the late Ronald Roy. He attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School. At the time of his death, Mr. Roy was employed at Cavallero Plastics in Pittsfield. Earlier he had been employed for many years at Unistress Corp....
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Robert R. Mendel

April 7, 1939 - May 19, 2018

Mr. Robert R. Mendel, 79, of Adams, died Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on April 7, 1939, a son of the late Walter and Mary (Brendza) Mendel, and attended Adams schools, including the former Adams High School. A master electrician, Bob last worked at General Electric Co.in Pittsfield for 25 years, until retiring. Earlier, he had...
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Fosca T. Bernardara

April 12, 1930 - May 18, 2018

Fosca Teresa "Cooksie" Bernardara, 88, of Adams, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, with her family at her bedside. She was born in Adams on April 12, 1930, a daughter of the late Venceslao and Carolina (Bianchi) Bernardara, and attended Adams schools. Fosca last worked at the former Cornish Wire Corp. in Williamstown, until retiring in 1993....
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Rita Bianchi

August 20, 1924 - May 15, 2018

Mrs. Rita (Menard) Bianchi, 93, of Adams, died on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility in Pittsfield. She was born in Ludlow on August 20, 1924, a daughter of the late Felix and Josephine (LaFromboise) Menard. She attended schools in Ludlow and moved to Dalton and graduated from the former Dalton High School in 1942. Mrs. Bianchi worked for many years as a secretary...
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Stanley Bednarz

May 27, 1944 - May 13, 2018

Mr. Stanley Bednarz, 73, of Adams, died on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Berkshire Medical Center, North Adams. He was born in Adams on May 27, 1944, a son of the late Stanley and Blanche (Lipinski) Bednarz. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams Memorial High School in 1962. Mr. Bednarz was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the United States Navy until...
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George J. Bigelow

September 24, 1935 - May 5, 2018

Mr. George J. Bigelow, 82, of Windsor, died on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on September 24, 1935, a son of the late George and Patricia (Sokolowski) Bigelow. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School where he was an accomplished basketball player, having lead his team to a Western Massachusetts crown...
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Herbert R. Roemelt

October 27, 1926 - May 3, 2018

Mr. Herbert R. Roemelt, 91, of Adams, died on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Williamstown Commons. He was born in Adams on October 27, 1926, son of the late Herbert and Emma (Fisher) Roemelt. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School with the class of 1945. Mr. Roemelt was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Navy until receiving his...
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David W. Ansley

July 22, 1954 - April 28, 2018

Mr. David W. Ansley, 63, of Clarksburg, died Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. He was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 22, 1954, son of Marvin Ansley and the late Ethel (Hardy) Ansley, and attended schools there. He lived in this area for the past 17 years. David worked as a soil erosion inspector for the Richmond County (GA) Engineering Department....
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James W. Wetteland

February 20, 1954 - April 25, 2018

Mr. James W. Wetteland, 64, of Cheshire, formerly of Adams, died Wednesday evening, April 25, 2018, at Albany (NY) Medical Center. He was born in Southbridge, MA on February 20, 1954, a son of the late Sverre and Stella (Pettipaw) Wetteland. He attended schools there, graduating from Southbridge High School. He moved to this area in 1976. Jim worked as an architectural tradesman at...
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Albina B. Nazzewski

March 27, 2018 - April 17, 2018

Mrs. Albina B. (Kruzel) Nazzewski, 96, of Adams, died Tuesday afternoon, April 17, 2018, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. She was born in Adams on March 27, 1922, a daughter of the late Matthew and Helen (Meczywor) Kruzel, and attended Adams schools. Bina last worked as a painter in the engraving room at the former Arnold Print Works in Adams until retiring. She was a...
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Robert D. Markland

September 30, 1930 - April 13, 2018

Mr. Robert David Markland, 87, of Adams, died Friday morning, April 13, 2018, at Mount Carmel Care Center in Lenox. He was born in North Adams on September 30, 1930, son of the late David and Gertrude (Jolly) Markland. He attended North Adams schools, graduating from the former St. Joseph's High School. Mr. Markland worked as a laboratory technician at the former Sprague Electric Co. in...
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Stanley J. Kestyn

January 25, 1935 - April 12, 2018

Mr. Stanley John Kestyn, 83, of Adams, died Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Montague, MA on January 25, 1935, a son of the late Stanley C. and Antoinette V. (Tranowski) Kestyn. He graduated from Turners Falls High School, then earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business from Bryant College in Providence, Rhode Island. He had lived in Adams for...
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Mildred H. Germanowski

August 24, 1927 - April 11, 2018

Mrs. Mildred Helen (Galipeau) Germanowski, 90, of Adams, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at North Adams Commons. She was born in Bennington, VT on August 24, 1927, daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Bronson) Galipeau. She moved to North Adams with her family as a child, and attended schools there, graduating from the former St. Joseph's High School. She also attended the former Bliss...
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Robert S. Cwalinski

November 9, 1936 - April 10, 2018

Mr. Robert Stanley Cwalinski, 81, formerly of Adams, died Tuesday evening, April 10, 2018, at North Adams Commons. He was born in Adams on November 9, 1936, a son of the late Stanley and Elizabeth (Jamros) Cwalinski, and attended Adams schools. He graduated from the former Adams High School, and attended Suffolk University in Boston. He was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict,...
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Geraldine LaBelle

September 18, 1931 - April 7, 2018

Mrs. Geraldine Irene (Windrow) LaBelle, 86, of Cheshire, formerly of Adams, died on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. She was born in North Adams on September 18, 1931, daughter of the late Harry and Rose (Roberts) Windrow. She attended schools in North Adams. Mrs. LaBelle last worked in the children's department of the former Steigers Department Store at the...
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Jason Richard Wandrei

July 16, 1980 - April 5, 2018

Mr. Jason Richard Wandrei, 37, of Adams, died on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at his home. He was born in Pittsfield on July 16, 1980, a son of Dennis and Joanne (Rumgay) Wandrei. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School in 1998. He then graduated Cum Laude from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, with a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy. At the time of his...
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Joan M. Trimarchi

July 22, 1943 - April 5, 2018

Mrs. Joan Marie (Clermont) Trimarchi, 74, of Williamstown, formerly of Adams, died on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Adams on July 22, 1943, a daughter of the late Harvey and Emily (Cudak) Clermont. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School. She then attended Salem State College, Salem, MA and earned her Bachelors in...
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Annette Desautels

January 16, 1928 - March 28, 2018

Miss Annette Irene Desautels, 90, of Adams, died on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Adams on January 16, 1928, a daughter of the late Hector and Albina (Gagnon) Desautels. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School. She then attended Rivier University in Nashua, NH. Miss Desautels worked for many years as a Medical...
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Helen B. Krok

September 23, 1935 - March 28, 2018

Helen B. Krok, 82, of Adams, died early Wednesday morning, March 28, 2018, at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Adams on September 23, 1935, a daughter of the late Michael and Apolonia (Szlachta) Krok, and attended Adams schools, including the former Adams High School. Helen last worked for General Electric Co. in Pittsfield and Schenectady, NY, until her retirement. Earlier, she had...
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LeRoy D. Schaffrick

April 10, 1942 - March 16, 2018

Mr. LeRoy Damon Schaffrick, 75, of Cheshire, died on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Derby, CT on April 10, 1942, a son of the late Emil and Doris (Bragdon) Schaffrick. He attended schools in Adams and Cheshire and graduated from the former Adams High School. Mr. Schaffrick last worked as a heavy equipment mechanic and operator for several...
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Leo "Chuck" Bissaillon

April 5, 1944 - March 11, 2018

Mr. Leo P. "Chuck" Bissaillon, 73, of Adams, died on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Hillcrest Commons in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on April 5, 1944, a son of the late Leopold and Gladys (Pause) Bissaillon. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School. Mr. Bissaillon worked for many years in the food services department at Williams College until retiring. ...
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John C. Chwalek

October 7, 1922 - March 9, 2018

Rev. John C. Chwalek, retired Pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Adams, died Friday, March 9, 2018 at the age of 95. He was born in Ludlow, MA on October 7, 1922, a son of the late John and Anna (Chrzan) Chwalek. He graduated from Cathedral High School in Springfield, and then from St. Anselm's College, Manchester, NH. He then entered the Grand Seminary in Montreal, Canada, where he...
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Ray O. Bentley

May 26, 1926 - March 3, 2018

Mr. Ray O. Bentley,91, formerly of North Adams and Adams, died Saturday afternoon, March 3, 2018, at the Vermont Veteran's Home in Bennington, VT. He was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota on May 26, 1926, a son of the late Ray L. and Amy A. (Thompson) Bentley. He attended schools in South Dakota, and graduated from Anacostia High School in Washington, DC. He was a US Navy Veteran,...
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Theresa Dolle

February 23, 1930 - March 2, 2018

Mrs. Theresa (Pelletier) Dolle, 88, of Clarksburg, died peacefully surrounded by her family and friends at her home on Friday, March 2, 2018. She was born in Adams on February 23, 1930, a daughter of the late Philippe and Lucina (Caron) Pelletier. She is the widow of the late William A. Dolle and is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Guy,...
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Mathew Harrington

April 23, 1961 - February 27, 2018

Mr. Mathew Greg Harrington, 56, of Adams, died on Tuesday evening, February 27, 2018 at his home. He was born in Adams on April 23, 1961, a son of the late Verne and Ruth (Bishop) Harrington. He is survived by four brothers; Martin Harrington and his wife Cindy of Milford, NH, Marshal Harrington and his wife Kate of Cheshire, Mark Harrington and his wife Mary of Adams and Michael Harrington...
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Joseph C. Novak, Jr.

December 3, 1936 - February 25, 2018

Mr. Joseph C. Novak, Jr., 81, of North Adams, formerly of Adams, died Sunday evening, February 25, 2018, at Hillcrest Commons in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on December 3, 1936, the son of the late Joseph and Emma (Bruffee) Novak, and attended Adams schools, including the former Adams High School. He had lived in Adams until moving to North Adams last year. He was a Veteran of the...
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Theresa Marby

June 11, 1932 - February 16, 2018

Mrs. Theresa (Charland) Marby, 85, of Adams, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2017 at Berkshire Medical Center's North Adams campus. She was born in Pittsfield on June 11, 1932, a daughter of the late Lorenzo and Beatrice (Lussier) Charland. She attended schools in Adams and Pittsfield and graduated from the former St. Joseph's High school, Pittsfield. Theresa worked at McDonald's in...
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Robert A. Groves III

December 5, 1932 - February 16, 2018

Mr. Robert Arthur Groves, III, 85, of Dalton, formerly of Adams, died on Friday, February 16, 2018, at Hillcrest Commons in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on December 5, 1932, son of the late Robert A. Groves, Jr. and Mary (Marlow) Groves Lescarbeau and his step father, James Lescarbeau. He attended schools in Adams. Mr. Groves was a Veteran having served with the United States Navy for...
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Ethan D. Spiess

July 27, 1972 - February 12, 2018

Mr. Ethan Donald Spiess, 45, of Pittsfield, passed away suddenly on Monday, February 12, 2018. He has made his journey into his forever home where he is free and in the loving arms of his parents. He was born in Great Barrington on July 27, 1972, a son of the late Roger and Bobby Jo (Gilbert) Spiess. Mr. Spiess worked as a laborer and roofer for many area companies throughout his life. ...
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James G. Adams

October 11, 1941 - February 5, 2018

Mr. James G. Adams, 77, of Adams, died Monday afternoon, February 5, 2018, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Evanston, Illinois on October 11, 1941, a son of the late Lyndon O. and Edith S. (Davis) Adams, and attended schools in Illinois. He came to this area in 1981. Jim last worked as a rural route carrier at the Williamstown Post Office, until retiring 15 years...
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Milton Donald Chittenden

June 7, 1920 - February 2, 2018

Mr. Milton Donald Chittenden, 97, of Adams, died on Friday, February 2, 2018 at North Adams Commons. He was born in Adams on June 7, 1920, a son of the late Milton and Ethel (Whitman) Chittenden. He attended schools in Adams. Mr. Chittenden was a veteran of World War II, having served as a Platoon Sergeant with the United States Marine Corps. in Brazil, Guam and Iwo Jima. He was Honorably...
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Margaret Koehler

April 11, 1931 - February 2, 2018

Margaret R. Koehler, 86, died February 2 at Williamstown Commons in Williamstown following an extended period of failing health. Born April 11, 1931, Margaret was the daughter of Nicholas M. and Cecilia (Pohl) Lenhardt. She was a lifelong resident of Adams and a faithful parishioner of St. John Paul II Parish (and its predecessor parish St. Thomas Aquinas). Margaret worked for Fleet Bank,...
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Melanie (Daniels) Bushey

January 3, 1959 - February 1, 2018

Mrs. Melanie A. (Daniels) Bushey, 59, of Adams, died on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. She was born in Adams on January 3, 1959, a daughter of Theresa (Les) Daniels and the late Louis Daniels. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from the Hoosac Valley High School. She then went on to earn her Associates Degree in Computer Programming from...
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Dorothy H. Roulier

March 6, 1939 - January 28, 2018

Dorothy Helen (Rolniak) Roulier of Adams, Mass., passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side on the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 28, after a long, courageous journey with cancer. She was born March 6, 1939, in Adams to Jacob and Helen (Presnal) Rolniak. She graduated from Adams Memorial High School in 1957. She married Navy Veteran Joseph Arthur Roulier of Adams on May 19, 1962,...
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Richard "Dick" Duprat

August 21, 1950 - January 23, 2018

Mr. Richard "Dick" Duprat, 67 of Adams, died on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Berkshire Medical Center in North Adams. He was born in North Adams on August 21, 1950, a son of the late Daniel and Eleanor (Witherow) Duprat. He attended schools in Williamstown and graduated from Mt. Greylock High School with the class of 1968. Mr. Duprat last worked as a support manager for Walmart in North...
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Sally L. McLaughlin

September 21, 1954 - January 23, 2018

Ms. Sally L. (Ciuk) McLaughlin, 63, of Pittsfield, died on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. She was born in Adams on September 21, 1954, a daughter of the late Stanley and Sophie (Kupiec) Ciuk. She attended schools in Adams. Ms. McLaughlin worked for the City of Pittsfield. She is survived by two sons, Michael and Shaun McLaughlin; four brothers,...
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Michael Edward Armata

October 3, 1948 - January 18, 2018

Mr. Michael Edward Armata, 69, of Cheshire, died on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Adams on October 3, 1948, a son of the late Edward and Jane (Biros) Armata. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams Memorial High School. He then went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree in Teaching from the former North Adams State...
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Edward C. Trumble

July 25, 1939 - January 14, 2018

Mr. Edward C. Trumble, 78, of Adams, died on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Adams on July 25, 1939, a son of the late Harold and Ella (Fulde) Trumble. He attended schools in Adams. Mr. Trumble was a veteran having served with the United States Air Force from September 15, 1958 until receiving his Honorable Discharge on September 14, 1962. Mr...
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Arthur "Jack" Stohlmann

April 3, 1936 - January 12, 2018

Mr. Arthur John "Jack" Stohlmann, 81, of Adams, died Friday morning, January 12, 2018, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on April 3, 1936, son of the late Arthur A. and Helen I. (Mogul) Stohlmann. He attended Adams schools, and graduated from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1953. He then graduated from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at...
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Rita Cardinal

April 23, 1920 - January 12, 2018

Mrs. Rita (Rougeau) Cardinal, 97, of Adams, died on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Adams on April 23, 1920, a daughter of the late Philomen and Georgiana (Bazinet) Rougeau. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School. Mrs. Cardinal worked for ALADCO in Adams for 30 years until retiring. Earlier she had worked for the...
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Florence S. Kordana

February 25, 1927 - January 12, 2018

Mrs. Florence Stephanie (Baran) Kordana, 90, of Adams, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Williamstown Commons. She was born on February 25, 1927 in Adams, daughter of the late Stephanie (Milos) and Walter Baran, and attended Adams schools. She was predeceased by a brother, Walter Baran and a sister, Frances Therrien. Florence married the late Theodore Kordana on May 5, 1945, and...
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Jeannette V. Sworzen

August 4, 1931 - January 10, 2018

Mrs. Jeannette V. (Ziemba) Sworzen, 86, of Adams, died Wednesday evening, January 10, 2018, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. She was born in Adams on August 4, 1931, a daughter of the late Stanley and Veronica (Pytko) Ziemba, and attended Adams schools. Jeannette last worked as a seamstress for ALADCO in Adams for over 20 years, until retiring. Earlier, she had worked at the...
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Helen J. Morin

February 20, 1929 - January 9, 2018

Mrs. Helen J. (Tomkowicz) Morin, 88, of Adams, died on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at her home. She was born in Adams on February 20, 1929, daughter of the late Andrew and Josephine (Zajac) Tomkowicz. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School. Helen was primarily a homemaker but had worked for the former Adams Cooperative Bakery, and as a teacher's aide at...
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Mark E. Ogert

December 16, 1966 - January 6, 2018

Mark Edwin Ogert, 51, of North Adams passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family and friends after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mark was born in North Adams on December 16, 1966, son of Sandra J. (Maynard) Singer and the late Sidney E. Ogert. Mark attended public schools in North Adams and graduated from Charles H. McCann Technical High School...
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Susan M. Derosia

May 4, 1956 - January 3, 2018

Miss Susan M. Derosia, 61, of Adams, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Williamstown Commons. She was born in North Adams on May 4, 1956, daughter of the late Harry and Rose (Gardner) Derosia. She attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1977. Miss Derosia worked for many years for the Berkshire County ARC in Pittsfield until retiring for...
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Danielle Trottier

June 23, 1938 - January 2, 2018

Mrs. Danielle (Huet) Trottier, 79, of Adams, died Tuesday evening, January 2, 2018, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Danielle was born in New York City on June 23, 1938, a daughter of the late Yves and Lucienne (Lessard) Huet. She grew up with her sisters Anne and Michele, and brother, Andre, in New Britain, CT. Danielle graduated from St. Mary's School of Nursing in Waterbury,...
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Edmund "Moose" Ziaja

August 10, 1926 - December 31, 2017

Mr. Edmund Martin "Moose" Ziaja, 91, of Adams, died on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at his home. He was born in Adams on August 10, 1926, a son of the late Martin and Anna (Orzechowski) Ziaja. He attended schools in Adams. Mr. Ziaja was a Veteran of World War II, having served with General George Patton's 4th Armored Division of the United States Army in the European Theater. He was awarded...
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Elaine M. Will

May 26, 1950 - December 22, 2017

Elaine M. Will passed away on December 22, 2017 at the age of 67. Elaine was born on May 26, 1950 in Adams Massachusetts, to parents Alphonse and Helen Milisiewski. She grew up with her sisters Rita and Cathy in Cheshire Massachusetts and later attended Adams Memorial High School. In, 1968 she married Ron Duda and had a son, Ronnie Duda. In 1976, she married Christopher Will, and had...
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Tiffany E. Bednarz

December 3, 1988 - December 20, 2017

Miss Tiffany E. Bednarz, 29, of Adams, died on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. She was born in North Adams on December 3, 1988, daughter of Victoria (Jones) Gagne and Step Father Vinny Gagne and her Father Mark Bednarz. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School. Besides her parents, she is survived by her daughter, Sadie Lavigne; her sister, Ashley Gagne and...
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Walter E. Bator, Jr.

August 15, 1934 - December 19, 2017

Mr. Walter Edward Bator, Jr., 83, of Cheshire, died on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at his home. He was born in Adams on August 15, 1934, a son of the late Walter and Stephanie Bator. He attended schools in Adams and Cheshire and graduated from the former Adams High School with the class of 1952. He then attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Mr. Bator served in the United States...
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Bruce "Pizza" Sniezek

October 26, 1954 - December 18, 2017

Mr. Bruce F. "Pizza" Sniezek, 63, of Adams, was called home to Heaven, suddenly and unexpectedly while at work on Monday, December 18, 2017. He was born in Adams on October 26, 1954, a son of Leonard and Pauline (Schonfelder) Sniezek. Bruce grew up in Adams and attended schools there, graduating in 1972 from Hoosac Valley High School. He later attended the former North Adams State College....
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Lorraine Clairmont Strickland

September 5, 1940 - December 16, 2017

Lorraine Clairmont Strickland, 77, of Bennington, VT died on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Albany Medical Center from complications caused by a stroke. She died peacefully while surrounded, both physically and spiritually, by her loving husband, children, grandchildren and siblings. Lorraine was born on September 5, 1940, the second of five children of Lawrence and Irene (Pinsonneault)...
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Joan L. Wilk

June 10, 1930 - December 15, 2017

Mrs. Joan Lucille (Kittler) Wilk, 87, of Cheshire, died on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. She was born in Adams on June 10, 1930, the daughter of the late Emil and Albertine (Bourdeau) Kittler. She attended schools in Adams and Cheshire and graduated from the former Adams High School with the class of 1948. Mrs. Wilk was primarily a homemaker but had...
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Monica "Minnie" Dziadzio

February 16, 1922 - December 9, 2017

The family of Monica "Minnie" Dziadzio regretfully announces that she passed away on December 9, 2017 at the age of 95. Monica was born on February 16, 1922 in Adams, the daughter of Jan and Mary Adamczyk. She grew up in a large family in the Polish American section of town. She attended St Stanislaus School, and was a communicant of St Stanislaus Church her entire life. After graduation from...
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Betty C. LaRoche

September 2, 1924 - December 8, 2017

Mrs. Betty C. (Kenney) LaRoche, 93, of Cheshire, formerly of Adams, died Friday morning, December 8, 2017, at Hillcrest Commons in Pittsfield. She was born in Adams on September 2, 1924, a daughter of the late Henry and Mabel (Wilbur) Kenney, and attended Adams schools. She lived in Adams most of her life until moving to Cheshire several years ago. Betty last worked as a school bus...
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Elvino "Al", "Alvin" Dellaghelfa

March 27, 1927 - December 6, 2017

Elvino "Al" ,"Alvin" Dellaghelfa was born in Adams, MA on March 27, 1927 to Celia (Volpi) Dellaghelfa and Constantino Dellaghelfa. In his younger years his family summered on their farm on Notch Road in Adams, and the rest of the year in the Zylonite section of Adams. After the family sold the farm, he continued to live in the Zylonite section (the northern part of Adams). Dad was the...
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Evelyn (Wilson) Shepard

September 10, 1967 - December 5, 2017

Evelyn H. (Wilson) Shepard, 50, of North Adams, died on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. She was born in Lowell on September 10, 1967, a daughter John Wilson and the late Dorothy (McClellan) Morgan. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School in 1985. Evelyn was primarily a homemaker but had worked for the former Waverly...
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Dominick G. Papas, Jr.

February 14, 1934 - December 2, 2017

Mr. Dominick George Papas, Jr., of Adams, died on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at his home. He was born in North Adams on February 14, 1934, a son of the late Dominico and Maria (Canale) Papa. He attended schools in North Adams. Mr. Papas was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the United States Army stationed in Fort George Meade in Maryland until receiving his Honorable...
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Jessie J. Rusek

November 30, 1924 - November 29, 2017

Mrs. Jessie Janina (Kiczak) Rusek, 92, of Adams, died on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the North Adams Commons. She was born in Praga, Poland on November 30, 1924. She was a survivor of the Holocaust, having been in a concentration camp in Siberia for three years. She moved to the United States following her marriage. Mrs. Rusek was primarily a homemaker but had worked for St. Stanislaus...
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Tillie Loretta Borowski

October 21, 1922 - November 23, 2017

Mrs. Tillie L. (Pietraskiewicz) Borowski, 95, of Adams, died Thursday morning, November 23, 2017, at her home. She was born in Northampton, MA on October 21, 1922, a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Uditska) Pietraskiewicz, and attended Northampton schools. She came to this area 30 years ago, living first in North Adams before moving to Adams several years ago. Tillie worked as a...
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Doris M. Perrault

December 20, 1929 - November 15, 2017

Mrs. Doris Marguerite (Murray) Perrault, 87, of Cheshire, died early Wednesday morning, November 15, 2017, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. She was born in Dalton, MA on December 20, 1929, daughter of the late John W. and Alice R. (Russett) Murray. She attended North Adams schools, and graduated from Drury High School. She had also lived in Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina...
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Gerald Edward Lawson

May 24, 1935 - November 14, 2017

Mr. Gerald Edward Lawson, 82, of Adams, died on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Craneville Place in Dalton. He was born in Worcester on May 24, 1935, son of the late Robert and Mary (Davison) Lawson. He attended schools in Adams. Mr. Lawson was a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, having served with the United States Army until receiving his Honorable Discharge as Specialist Third Class on...
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Daniel E. Mullett

January 10, 1940 - November 13, 2017

Mr. Daniel Edward Mullett, 77, of Adams, died on Monday, November 13, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Florida, MA on January 10, 1940, a son of the late Alfred and Nettie (Burdick) Mullett. He attended schools in Florida and North Adams. Mr. Mullett worked for many years as a supervisor for the Mullen Moving and Storage Co., Adams and Pittsfield, until he retired....
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Derek C. Gentile

May 27, 1955 - November 13, 2017

Derek C. Gentile, 62, of Great Barrington, died unexpectedly early Monday morning, November 13, 2017, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in North Adams on May 28, 1955, son of the late Joseph F. and Margaret A. (Palmer) Gentile. He attended Adams schools, graduating from Hoosac Valley High School with the Class of 1973. He then went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts Degree...
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Colleen Marie Cutler

January 9, 1947 - November 8, 2017

The soul of Colleen M. Cutler, 70, of Adams, returned to the stars on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at her home. Born in North Adams to Donald Moyer and Delilah (Hewitt) Moyer Zuraw Tovani, she was raised by her aunt, Rita (Hewitt) Burgess. Her lineage in this country traces back to 1687 as a descendant of Ahab and Ruth Hill. A graduate in 1965 of the former Adams Memorial high School, 1966...
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Celia V. Danecki

August 20, 1924 - November 7, 2017

Mrs. Celia V. (Dabrowski) Danecki, 93, of Adams, died Tuesday afternoon, November 7, 2017, at North Adams Commons. She was born in Adams on August 20, 1924, a daughter of the late Joseph and Honorata (Ciejka) Dabrowski, and attended Adams schools. Ceil was a homemaker most of her life, but had worked at the former Berkshire Fine Spinning Co. in Adams for several years until the mill...
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Leon E. Meier

July 4, 1932 - November 6, 2017

Mr. Leon Edward Meier, 85, "Mayor of Columbia Terrace", Adams, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, November 6, 2017 at his home. He was born in Adams on July 4, 1932, son of the late Leon and Josephine (Szura) Meier. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School with the class of 1951. He went on to earn an Associate's Degree from the...
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Catherine Doris Baker

June 12, 1925 - November 5, 2017

Mrs. Catherine Doris (Scott) Baker, 92, formerly of Cheshire, died peacefully Sunday morning, November 5, 2017, at Our Lady of Mercy Nursing Center in Guilderland, NY. She was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on June 12, 1925, a daughter of David and Catherine (Rush) Scott. She attended schools in Ireland, and came to this country while in her 20's. Mrs. Baker was a homemaker most all of...
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Robert E. Rothacker

June 30, 1922 - November 4, 2017

Mr. Robert E. Rothacker, 95, of Adams, died Saturday morning, November 4, 2017, at Hillcrest Commons in Pittsfield. He was born in Chicago, IL on June 30, 1922, a son of the late Edward and Mary Jane (Coyle) Rothacker, and attended schools there. He was a Veteran of World War II, entering the US Army in October of 1942. He served with the 362nd Infantry Regiment in the European Theater....
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Jonathan Harraden

April 6, 1947 - November 4, 2017

Mr. Jonathan Harraden, 70, of Adams, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Weymouth, MA on April 6, 1947, son of the late Fred and Helen (Chambers) Harraden. He graduated from the Woodstock Academy in Woodstock, CT and then went on to receive his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Nichols College. Jonathan was a decorated...
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John G. Szymanski

October 2, 1926 - October 31, 2017

Mr. John G. Szymanski, 91, of Adams, died Tuesday afternoon, October 31, 2017, at Williamstown Commons. He was born in Pittsfield on October 2, 1926, a son of the late Joseph and Teofilia (Zadroga) Szymanski, and attended Pittsfield schools. He had also attended the Massachusetts State Police Training Academy in Framingham. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving with the Army Medical...
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Mark S. Jordan

August 6, 1949 - October 29, 2017

Mr. Mark S. Jordan, 68, of Adams, died on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on August 6, 1949, a son of the late Leo and Mildred (Risch) Jordan. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School. He then went on to receive his Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Wentworth Institute in Boston. ...
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James E. O'Neil

February 26, 1931 - October 25, 2017

Mr. James E. O'Neil, 86, of Adams, died peacefully on Wednesday morning, October 25, 2017, at his home. He was born in Williamstown on February 26, 1931, son of the late Earl and Mary (Broderick) O'Neil. He attended Williamstown schools, and was a graduate of the former Williamstown High School. He had also attended Bryant College in Smithfield, RI. He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict...
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Charles E. Shepard

September 14, 1939 - October 21, 2017

Mr. Charles Edward Shepard, 78, of Adams, died on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on September 14, 1939, a son of the late Charles and Noella (LaBelle) Shepard. He attended schools in North Adams and graduated from the former St. Joseph's High School. Mr. Shepard was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the United States...
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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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Shaun Patrick Gallagher

November 11, 1952 - October 17, 2017

Mr. Shaun Patrick Gallagher, 64 years young, of Lanesboro, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. Shaun, the fifth child of seven children born to the late John Elliott Gallagher and Ellen M. (Roberts) Gallagher. Shaun as a child contracted meningitis at eighteen months of age. As a result of his illness he suffered hearing loss, speech...
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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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