Obituaries

Mary L. King, 92, of Great Barrington

Friday, Sep 15 - Mary worked for the Barrington School for Girls from 1946 to 1948 and as a substitute teacher for Southern Berkshire Regional School District.

Michael Murch Sr., 66, of Lanesborough

Monday, Sep 11 - Michael Sr. enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking, working for Elder Services, going on vacations with his grandchildren, and going to Saratoga to the races and casinos.

Mary Malonis, 87, of Stockbridge

Saturday, Sep 9 - Mary worked as a substitute school nurse and in real estate until her retirement in 1999 when she and Ed moved to Popponesset on Cape Cod.

John ‘Zip’ Zanin, 94, of Housatonic

Friday, Sep 8 - Zip worked as an electrician for Rising Paper Mill, Barrington Electric and Berkshire Hills Regional School District, and was the wire inspector for the Town of Great Barrington for many years–he was the longest serving town officer in Berkshire County.

Rita R. Maitland, 90, of Lenox

Thursday, Sep 7 - She was a communicant of St. Ann’s Church and a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She enjoyed her time as a volunteer at Berkshire Medical Center and for HospiceCare in the Berkshires and was an avid golfer.

Anne Harrison, 74, of Lenox

Wednesday, Sep 6 - She volunteered with Berkshire Women for Women, the Berkshire Immigrant Center literacy mentoring program, and donated regularly to local cultural and social justice organizations.

Edna Piretti, 89, of Lenox, co-founded Lenox Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, Sep 5 - In the 1960s she and her sister Helen Fillio went to real estate school in Springfield, then opened Tanglewood Realty on the corner of Housatonic and Church Streets in Lenox where they also sold Sheffield Pottery. Together they established the Lenox Chamber of Commerce.