• Pittsfield

    Chouinard, Carol

    Carol Chouinard, 76, died January 4, 2020 at Berkshire Medical Center. Born in Worcester on November 20, 1943, Carol was the daughter of the late…

  • Pittsfield

    Houle, Armand A.

    Armand A. Houle, 80 of Housatonic died Tuesday December 31, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Armand was born on December 23, 1939 in…

  • 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…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    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…

  • Pittsfield

    Riddell, Bobby

    Robert Dunlop Riddell III of North Adams, MA. passed away on Friday, December 27th following a courageous, year-long battle with pancreatic cancer….

  • Pittsfield

    Gwozdz, Marie H.

    Marie H. “Mania” Gwozdz, 63, of Pittsfield, formerly of Cheshire, died Monday morning, December 30, 2019, at her home. She was the wife of Bruce E….

  • 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…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    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,…

  • Pittsfield

    Henry, Fay J.

    Fay J. Henry, age 92, died Friday, December 27, 2019 at her home in Pittsfield surrounded by her loving friends. Fay was born on April 25, 1927, a…

  • 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…

  • Pittsfield

    Lee, Gerald M.

    Mr. Gerald M. Lee, 79, formerly of Commonwealth Ave., Pittsfield, MA, died Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. Born in…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    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…