• North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Larrie Noyes

    Larrie Ann “Mimi” Noyes, age 78, died on January 2, 2020. Mother of four, grandmother of eight and several great-grandchildren. A woman with no shortage of common sense wisdom and idioms, she was quick to offer an opinion whether solicited or not. She cared deeply for her nuclear family and the extended family she created around her through her many years of running an at home daycare. There was never a baby whose cheeks did not get peppered with kisses and felt the warmth of hugs from a woman once described as a human security blanket. That was her gift. One of her greatest life accomplishments was teaching all those…

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    June McConnell

    June F. (Knowlton) McConnell (91) passed away early Wednesday morning, January 1st at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield with family by her side. She was born in June 1928 in Cheshire Massachusetts to Leon L. and Matilda (Major) Knowlton. She was a graduate of Adams Memorial High School in 1946, where she was a member of the DAR Award, and the Crimson Key. Following Graduation, June was employed through the years at Aladco in Adams General Electric in Pittsfield, Arnold Print Works in Adams, The Color Shed in Pittsfield, Mobil Center and Grampy’s. After retirement, June became a volunteer at Meals on Wheels in North Adams where she assisted for…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Joseph Szewczyk

    Joseph Szewczyk, 74 years young, died peacefully on Saturday January 4, 2020 surrounded by his BFAIR caregivers and loved ones. Joe was a gentle giant and a gentleman. He had a big heart and was loved by those who cared for him over the years. Joe did everything in a big way. He lived his life fully. He had a boisterous laugh, could be bossy, and always kind. He loved the joy of Christmas. Joe’s passions were good food, trains, scrapbooks and magazines. He loved watching Rachel Ray and Pioneer Woman. Often, he requested the meals he saw on TV, and the BFAIR staff devotedly made his meals as he…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Jane Simon

    Jane Helen (Gorman) Simon, 94, formerly of Adams, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday December 28, in Plymouth, MA. Jane was born on December 1, 1925 in Bennington, VT to the late John “Jack” and Hazel (Tripp) Gorman. She attended school in Bennington. Jane was a longtime employee at A&P Supermarkets in Bennington, North Adams and Pittsfield where she served as a bookkeeper, cashier and lastly as a butcher. She was a communicant of the former St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Adams. Jane was an avid walker and hiker. She also greatly enjoyed cooking, baking Lebanese bread, sunbathing, soap operas, Macy’s trips, singing Englebert Humperdink, family football…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Robert Riddell

    Bobby Riddell November 14, 1962 – December 27, 2019 Robert Dunlop Riddell III of North Adams, MA. passed away on Friday, December 27th following a courageous, year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Bobby left this world surrounded by his adoring family. He leaves behind his loving wife Sheri (Lamers) Riddell of North Adams, MA., parents Robert and Kathleen Riddell of Chatham, MA., brother Michael (Alison) Riddell of Waitsfield, VT., and sister Sarah (Riddell) Devlin of Chatham, MA. Bobby took his role as a fun-loving uncle very seriously and he leaves the gift of laughter to his nephews, Ethan and Nolan, and nieces, Hannah, Emma, Kate and Lydia. Born in West Bend,…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Catherine Kilburn

    Catherine Yvonne (LaMagdeline) Kilburn, 82 of Eatonville, Washington died at her home on Friday, December 27, 2019. She was born in Hoosick Falls, New York on June 27, 1937 a daughter to the late Medause and Lola (Bailey) LaMagdeline. She attended school in New York and graduated from Hoosick Falls High School. After marriage, she lived in several small towns in New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts. In the late 1970’s, she moved to Sitka, Alaska with her family. She resided there until the early 1990’s. Catherine moved to Washington 20 years ago to live closer to her sons. Gardening and painting were two of her favorite hobbies, and she…

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    Harry Beverly

    Harry Louis Beverly, Sr., formerly of Williamstown, died peacefully after a long illness on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at the home of his son Joseph in Williamstown surrounded by his loving family. He was born in North Adams on June 27, 1937 a son of the late George and Florence (Ankers) Beverly. Harry attended schools in Williamstown and was a licensed electrician first employed at Greylock Electric and later at Williams College, retiring in 1998. He and his wife moved to Barefoot Bay, Florida in 2000. Harry enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, bowling and camping. Survivors include his wife of 58 years Mary A. (Bettis) Beverly whom he married April 14,…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Mary Leab

    Mary Jane (Lyon) Leab, 81 of Cheshire, MA died Monday December 30, 2019 at her home, surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Pittsfield, MA on August 25, 1938 daughter of Edmonds D. and Mary Augusta (Umbs) Lyon. She attended Pittsfield schools and graduated from Pittsfield High School. Mary was last employed by Northern Berkshire Home Health Care Services for about 10 years. Before that, she was a school bus driver for JT Bus Lines for many years. Mary enjoyed many years of trips to York Beach Maine, with her family. She was the widow of Philip Duane Leab, who died May 8, 2013. Survivors include three daughters- Deborah…

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    Katie Hayes

    Katie Jean (Bleau) Hayes, 33 of Adams, MA passed away on Tuesday December 24, 2019 in Adams. She was born in North Adams, MA on July 8, 1986 daughter of Stephen Anthony Bleau and Beverly Joan (Shaw) Bleau. She attended local schools and graduated from Drury High School with the class of 2004. Katie attended Berkshire Community College and graduated from Mass College of Liberal Arts with a degree in Sociology. Katie’s children were her greatest achievements in life, she took great pride in their happiness. Katie was employed as a Development Specialist at Early Intervention in North Adams. Prior to that, she worked at ChildCare of the Berkshires for…

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    Russell Blake

    Russell Gordon Blake Sr., 71 of North Adams, MA died Saturday December 28, 2019 at Berkshire Medical Center. He was born in Williamstown, MA on May 7, 1948 son of Harry and Ilona (Harwood) Blake. He attended schools in Williamstown and graduated from McCann Technical High School. Russell was last employed by the North Adams Housing Authority. Before that he worked at Mt. Greylock Regional High School, served as an auxiliary police officer for the town of Williamstown, and bartended at the North Adams VFW for many years. He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Russell was also a member of the North Adams Elks and the…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    John Foehl

    John Hamilton Foehl, age 78, died peacefully on December 28, 2019. Born August 20, 1941 in Orange, New Jersey to Mary Mason Foehl and Charles Allen Foehl, Jr. John was the third of four boys. A three-sport athlete at Trinity Pawling School and Williams College, John went on to Columbia Business School and spent most of his professional career in financial investment research. His lifelong love of golf was a source of joy and connection with family and friends throughout his life. He taught his four grandsons well and created countless memories on the links. The true great love of his life was Sarah Brooks Foehl, whom he married on…

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    Robert Millard

    Robert Eugene Millard, 73 of Williamstown, MA died Thursday December 26, 2019 at his home. He was born in North Adams, MA on November 13, 1946 son of John Clayton and Leona Valeria (Scarbo) Millard. He graduated from the Drury High School. Bob was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the US Army. He was last employed by CordMaster in North Adams and before that had worked at the former North Adams Transcript newspaper. Bob enjoyed hunting and especially fishing. He was a member of Firebase Trentino Vietnam Veterans of America. Survivors include one brother- John Millard and his wife, Cynthia of Glendale, AZ and two nephews, Jason…

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    Daniel Delisle

    Daniel Theodore Delisle, 58 of North Adams, MA died Sunday December 22, 2019 in North Adams. He was born in Springfield, MA on November 1, 1961 son of the late James A. and Theodora D. (Rotolo) Delisle. He attended local schools and graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1979. He was last employed by Davey Tree Service. Daniel was a talented musician and played the bass in several area bands. He served as a Little League coach and also coached youth basketball. Survivors include one daughter- Kara Lynn Delisle of North Adams; and two sons- Michael Rory Delisle and Colton Robert Delisle, both of North Adams. He…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Judith Poirot

    Judith Ann (Poplaski) Poirot, 74 of Florida, MA died Monday December 23, 2019 peacefully at her home with her husband holding her hand. She was born in North Adams, MA on January 12, 1945 daughter of Edward “Pop” and Esther (Mazza) Poplaski. She attended local schools and graduated from Drury High School. Judy worked at Sprague Electric for many years was last employed as the book keeper at Holland Company in Adams. She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church and was a member of the Florida Senior Center. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Charles Adrian Poirot whom she married March 23, 1963 and two sons-…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Terrence Flynn

    Terrence “Terry” John Flynn, a longtime resident of Northern Berkshire County, died Dec. 23 at Williamstown Commons. He was 85. He was born in Gary, Indiana, on Sept. 13, 1934, the son of the late James Woodrow Flynn and Anita June (Tuttle) Flynn. He attended St. Luke Elementary School and Emerson High School in Gary. He received a bachelor of science degree in humanities with a major in English from Loyola University Chicago. It was there he met his future wife, Kathleen Ann Madigan, when they acted together in a production of “Antigone.” The two married at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago on Sept. 8, 1956. Flynn served in the…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Bernard Shine

    Bernard J. “Barney” Shine, age 90, died on December 19 in Sandwich, Massachusetts. The son of the late Bernard J. Shine, Sr. and Eleanor (Lannan) Shine of Dorchester and Hull, he was better known as “Papa” to his grandkids and just about everyone else. While his path to adulthood was rife with challenges, including the early loss of his parents, Barney refused to let his house of cards fall. Instead, he built a solid foundation on faith and devotion to the Blessed Mother coupled with an unbridled determination and sense of humor which supported him, and all those whose lives he touched, through even the roughest of storms. On Thanksgiving…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Marceline Rooney

    Marceline “Marcy” Catherine (Poirot) Rooney, beloved aunt, sister and co-pilot, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born on May 4, 1930 on Florida Mountain she was the daughter of Marie (Boeniger) and Louis Poirot. Marcy attended schools on Florida Mountain and at the age of 14 began working. Marcy worked 50 years at the Sprague Electric Company until her retirement. Marceline spent her beautiful life doing her puzzles, watching her Red Sox, visiting family, and taking walks to North Pond. Her favorite thing to do was to take car rides with her sister Claire. Marceline lived her life to the fullest…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Inez Dean

    Inez (Tatro) Dean, 92, of North Adams, MA died Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Williamstown Commons. She was born in North Adams, MA on July 14, 1927 a daughter to the late Frank and Blanche (Boullais) Tatro. She attended schools in North Adams. Inez was employed at Sprague Electric for several years but will fondly be remembered as a waitress at The Capitol and Lady Di’s restaurants in North Adams Mrs. Dean married her husband, James Alfred “Spider” Dean on May 17, 1947. He pre-deceased her this year on April 22, 2019. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in North Adams. Survivors include her three daughters; Diane…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Herbert Blake

    Herbert Ebert Blake Jr., 79 of North Adams, MA died on Monday, December 16, 2019 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA. He was born in North Adams, MA on June 27, 1941 a son to the late Herbert and Eva (Chalifoux) Blake. He attended schools in Pownal, VT. He was first employed at Widen Tannery and then worked at Bedard Brothers as an auto mechanic until his retirement in 1999. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife Jody (Wildy) Blake who he married on October 15, 1999. He leaves a son, Joshua Blake of North Adams and two granddaughters, Ava and…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Anne DiPalazzo

    Anne M. DiPalazzo, 95, a longtime Pittsfield resident, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 in Scarborough, Maine, after a long illness. Born in Pittsfield on Sept. 24, 1924, she was the daughter of Albino and Nora Tosetti. She attended Pittsfield schools, graduating from Pittsfield High School in 1942 and from the former St. Luke’s School of Nursing in 1945. Anne was a registered nurse for her entire career, working at the former St. Luke’s Hospital and later at Berkshire Medical Center. She worked in the delivery room and on patient floors at the hospitals, and also did private-duty nursing, which she continued after retiring from BMC in 1989. She married George…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Kathleen Estee

    Kathleen Frances (Dwyer) Estee, formerly of Rochester, NH, died on Thursday, December 5, 2019. She was born in Somerville, MA on April 4, 1940 to the late Edward and Catherine (Mahoney) Dwyer. She graduated from St. Clement’s High School. She was employed for many years at St. Ann’s Nursing Home in Dover, MA. She was predeceased by her husband Walter Estee and her daughter Catherine Polumbo. Kathleen is survived by her daughter Deborah MacDougall and son Edward MacDougall and her grandchildren Jennifer Sprague and Edward Laird. She is also survived by Mark (Nancy) Estee as well as cousins Maureen, Marilyn, Mark and Tracy and many other cousins. At Kathleen’s request…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Theresa Racette

    Theresa Marie (Rotolo) Racette, 85 of North Adams, MA died Tuesday December 10, 2019 at Williamstown Commons. She was born in North Adams, MA on December 29, 1933 daughter of Vincenzo and Giuseppina (Naso) Rotolo. She attended local schools and graduated from the Drury High School with the class of 1951. Theresa first worked at the former Sprague Electric Co. and was last employed in the office at McCann Technical High School until her retirement in 1997. She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church and was a member of the Sons of Italy Lodge #704. Theresa was a volunteer with the Spitzer Center and Northern Berkshire Community…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Charli Cook

    Charli Ann (Gould) Cook 41, of North Adams died Sunday December 1, 2019 at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. She was born in North Adams on February 1, 1978 a daughter of Keith Gould and the late Nanette (Rupprecht) Gould. Charli attended Mc Cann High School and was employed as a CNA at the former Willowood Health Care Center in Williamstown. She loved her dogs and birds and trip to Florida Mountain. Charli loved spending time with family and friends and enjoyed making people laugh. Survivors include her father Keith Gould, sister Samantha Gould and Ernest Schwarzer and a brother Jeff Gould and Rhonda Gould. She also leaves nieces…

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    Robert Scutt

    Robert Allen Scutt Jr., 30 of North Adams, MA died Wednesday December 4, 2019 at Berkshire Medical Center. He was born in North Adams, MA on June 27, 1989 son of Robert Allen Scutt Sr. and Kathleen L. (St. Gelais) Crisp. He attended local schools including Drury High School. Robert was last employed by Ramuntos Restaurant. Before that, he worked at the Williams Inn. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include his mother and father, Kathleen L. Crisp and Robert Allen Scutt Sr. of North Adams; one sister- Orene Crisp of North Adams and two brothers- Charles Crisp of Pittsfield and Jamie Crisp of North Adams. He also leaves his…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Catarina Frieri

    Catarina Monteleone Frieri, 95, of Pittsfield, died Friday, December 6, 2019, at Mt. Greylock Extended Care in Pittsfield. She was born in Pittsfield on June 15, 1924, the daughter of Anthony and Rose Flossic Monteleone. Catarina attended local schools and graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1942. During WWII, she took an apprentice job at the General Electric, as a defense worker, building parts for the U.S. Navy. She returned to the G.E. in 1965, as the first women foreman, in the Power Transformer Protective Equipment Area. Catarina retired in 1991 after 26 years of service, when her department relocated to San Juan, Puerto Rico. After retiring, Catarina, took up…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Paul Monette

    Paul Edward Monette, 74, of 38 Angeli St., North Adams, died Thursday, December 5, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in North Adams on June 15, 1945 to the late Francis and Georgianna (Lemaire) Monette. Paul was a graduate of Drury High School. During his life Paul was employed at the Wall Steeter Shoe Company, General Electric, Widen Tanning Co., Ott & Berger, Ott’s Auto Sales and most recently at Haddad Car Dealership in Pittsfield. He enjoyed ceramics, puzzles, playing chess and cards and fishing. Paul is survived by his three loving daughters Barbara Monette, Theresa (Keith) LePicier and Paula (Kevin) Griffin as well…

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    Philip Scalise

    Philip Francis Scalise, 83 of North Adams, MA died Friday December 6, 2019 at North Adams Commons. He was born in North Adams, MA on January 9, 1936 son of Philberto and Carmela (Trimarchi) Scalise. He attended local schools. Philip was last employed by the former Wall-Streeter Shoe Co. He was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church where in his youth was a member of its church league basketball team. He enjoyed drawing. Survivors include one brother- Frank Rocco Scalise of Williamstown and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Milan Philip Scalise. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Philip Scalise will be Tuesday December…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Jeannette Boucher

    Jeannette (Lafave) Boucher, 95, of 68 Mohawk Forest Blvd., died on Friday, December 6, 2019 at North Adams Commons. She was born in Florida, MA on May 15, 1924 to the late Felix and Florence (Cheney) Lefave. She attended schools in North Adams, MA. Jeannette was employed by Sprague Electric Co. where she worked for 30 years. She was a communicant of the former Notre Dame du Sacre Couer Church in North Adams. She enjoyed golfing and bowling. Jeannette was predeceased by her husband Eugene Boucher who died on June 1, 2005. The two of them were married at the former Notre Dame Church on October 9, 1943. She is…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    John Kushenbach

    John Philip Kushenbach, 90, of Williamstown, MA died Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Berkshire Medical Center. He was born in Chicago, IL on March 5, 1929, son of Philip Joseph Kushenbach and Margaret Frances (Hillbrook) Kushenbach. He attended schools in both Chicago and Brookfield, IL. John was a veteran of the US Air Force. During the Korean War he served as an airplane mechanic on Okinawa, which fostered his lifelong passion for planes. In his later years he enjoyed building and flying radio-controlled airplanes with members of the Checkerboard RC Club in Forest Park, IL. At the time of his retirement, he was employed as a manufacturing engineer in the…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    William Grant

    William Chase Grant, Jr., fondly known as “Mzee” (Swahili for revered elder), 95, died peacefully in his home on November 28, 2019. He was surrounded by his son, daughter, and several grandchildren. To be home surrounded by family was always his wish. He was born in Baltimore, MD on August 24, 1924 to William Chase Grant, Sr. and Helen Shriver Grant. William attended Boys’ Latin and St. James School in Baltimore. While he spent most of his childhood in the Baltimore area, he summered in Hopkinton, New Hampshire and attended several New Hampshire boys’ summer camps. Those summer experiences helped him realize he was in soul and spirit more of…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Theresa Morocco

    Theresa L. (Pisano) Morocco, 96 of North Adams, MA died Wednesday December 4, 2019 at Williamstown Commons. She was born in North Adams, MA on January 10, 1923 daughter of Alphonso and Genevieve (Canale) Pisano. She attended Drury High School. Theresa was last employed by Waverly Fabrics in Adams. Before that, she worked at Sprague Electric Co. and Clark Biscuit. She was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church. Theresa was devoted to her family and enjoyed cooking. She was the widow of Raymond J. Morocco who died on November 20, 1997. They were married on July 3, 1948. Survivors include one son- James W. Morocco and his companion,…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Lois Lenett

    Lois Lenett of Lee passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019. She was the wife of 55 years of Stephen Lenett who passed away November 4. Lois is survived by her loving son Jarret and her nieces Jody Rao and husband Julius and Caryn Nabozny and husband David, sister-in-law Joan and great nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of deceased parents Bella and Sidney and brother Allen Slutskin . Lois was an educator for over thirty years teaching in Valley Stream North HS in New York and after retirement teaching another twenty years as an adjunct in Communication and English at Berkshire Community College. An avid believer in education and…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Margaret Sutton

    Hilda Margaret Sutton, but always known as Margaret, died peacefully at Berkshire Medical Center on November 30, 2019. Margaret was born on March 23, 1924 in Manchester, England, the first of three daughters to Hilda Amy Sutton (nee Easter) and William Gratwick Sutton. She was predeceased by her two younger sisters, June Pender and Barbara Brooks. Margaret´s father, a civil servant, was frequently posted around the country, so her early years were spent in Portsmouth, Cornwall and the Welsh Borders, before moving to Sanderstead in Surrey during World War II. Educated at Truro High School for Girls and later in London, Margaret excelled in her studies and won a scholarship…

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    William Hartman

    William Neil Hartman, 80 of North Adams, MA died Monday December 2, 2019 at Williamstown Commons. He was born in North Adams, MA on July 1, 1939 son of William Earl Hartman and Edith Mae (Walden) Hartman Langevin. He attended local schools, Bill was last employed by Williamstown Commons for several years. After retiring, he worked as a cabulance driver. Bill was a member of White Oaks Congregational Church and enjoyed traveling. Survivors include his wife, Laura Jessie (Holland) Sherman Hartman whom he married on October 12, 2002 and four daughters- Donna Hartman of Williamstown; Carol Granger of Worthington, Christine Witruk of Pownal, VT and Janet Hartman of Pittsfield and…

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    Jose Cruz

    José Antonio Cruz, 68 of North Adams, MA died Sunday December 1, 2019 at Berkshire Medical Center. He was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on February 21, 1951 son of José Antonio Cruz and Marcelina Fana. He attended schools in Tarrytown, NY, graduating from Sleepy Hollow High School. José worked at Syntronics in Pittsfield and was last employed as a shift supervisor at Pittsfield Plastics. He enjoyed fishing, collecting baseball cards and cooking. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Ann (McGuire) Cruz whom he married on March 19, 1975 and two daughters-Erica Donovan of Adams and Lisa Cruz of Chesterfield, NJ. He also leaves three grandchildren including Emily Cruz, Ella…

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    Robert Delisle

    Robert Armand Delisle, 90 of North Adams, MA died Sunday December 1, 2019. He was born in North Adams, MA on April 2, 1929, son of Armand Delisle and Violet (Bressette) Delisle Romeo. He attended local schools and graduated from Drury High School. Bob was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps. He was last employed as the sealer of weights and measures for the city of North Adams and the town of Williamstown for many years until his retirement. Before that, he worked as a carpenter/contractor with his brother in the operation of Delisle Brothers Installation. He was a communicant of the former Notre Dame du Sacre Coeur…

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    Isabelle LeClair

    Isabelle R. LeClair, 88, of North Adams died on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Sweetbrook Nursing Home. She was born in Pittsfield, MA on May 23, 1931 to the late Joseph and Rose (Despatie) LeClair. She attended schools in North Adams, MA. At the age of 20 she moved to New Bedford, MA and moved back to North Adams 20 years later. Isabelle was employed at various mills in the area. She was last employed as a nurse’s aide at the former Willowood Health Care Center and retired in 1993. She was a communicant of the former St. Francis Church in North Adams. She is survived by her brother Ronald…

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    Dianne Hein

    Dianne Joyce (Lewis) Hein of Clarksburg, MA died Friday November 29, 2019 at her home. She was born in North Adams, MA on August 3, 1946 a daughter of the late Baden and Violet (Larabee) Lewis. She attended schools in North Adams, graduating Drury High School with the Class of 1964. She then attended MCLA. Under the direction of Mayor John Barrett III, she was the office manager for the Board of Health in the City of North Adams for over 26 years where she also served as the secretary and stenographer for the board meetings. Dianne enjoyed going to the beach with her family every year. She was an…

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    Howard Cruse

    Howard Russell Cruse, 75 of Williamstown, MA died of cancer Tuesday November 26, 2019 at Berkshire Medical Center. He was born in Birmingham, AL on May 2, 1944 son of Clyde and Irma (Russell) Cruse. He attended schools in Springville, AL and graduated from Indian Springs School. Howard received a bachelor’s degree from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, AL. Howard was a self-employed cartoonist and writer all of his life. He notably founded the gay comics movement in 1980 and published the novel, “Stuck Rubber Baby” that won awards worldwide. He moved to the Berkshires in 2002. Survivors include his husband of 40 years, Edward P. Sedarbaum and one daughter Kim…