Obituaries

Marcel P. Boibeaux, 77, of Sheffield

Wednesday, Sep 2 - Marcel and his wife, Joan, owned the Sheffield Pub. Marcel was a 5-star cook, and an expert in solving the New York Times crossword puzzle. He was the kind of person who would give you help when you are in need, be it money, advice or the shirt off his back.

Charles Terry, 55, of Sheffield, Mass.

Wednesday, Sep 2 - Mr. Terry was a longtime resident of Sheffield, was an engine builder and an avid drag racing fan and pit crew chief for the “Rock & Roll Dragster” team.

Muriel Rokos, 95, of South Egremont

Thursday, Aug 27 - An active member of the community, Mrs. Rokos was a charter member of the Sheffield Historical Society and the Thursday Morning Club. She volunteered at Fairview Hospital, drove for the Road to Recovery program of American Cancer Society and was a member of the Quilters’ Guild of Great Barrington.

Christine Silvernail, 97, of Egremont

Wednesday, Aug 26 - A graduate of Katherine Gibbs, Christine worked at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York City and later for Colonel Harwood at the American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington.

Jean N. Choquette, 71, of South Egremont

Friday, Aug 14 - Jean worked as a receptionist and secretary for Tom Dawson Accounting for over 20 years and also was a waitress for numerous area restaurants.

Jane Elizabeth Toolin, 84, of Housatonic

Thursday, Aug 13 - Jane had previously worked at the former Rising Paper Co. She also worked as a medical assistant, and as a tour guide and office manager for the Massini Bus Company.

Charles Allen Farrington, 54, formerly of Great Barrington

Tuesday, Aug 11 - Chuck was an avid nature photographer and studied poetry, meditation and most recently wood carving. His creativity and initiative were evident in his contributions to all. At the Berkshire Corporation he designed equipment when none was available to do a specific task.

David Raynolds Merrill, 92, of Lenox

Friday, Aug 7 - He was a bright light who will be missed by many and most especially by the Kimball Farms community, of which he himself said, “It doesn’t get any better.”

John Holmes Bodnar, 72, of Monterey

Thursday, Aug 6 - John received a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Connecticut State University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Connecticut School of Social Work.

Michele J. Boibeaux, 53, of Stockbridge

Friday, Jul 24 - She was an avid fisher, enjoyed music and attending concerts. She loved animals, traveling and especially spending time with her family and friends.

Ann T. Gurney, 68, of Great Barrington

Monday, Jul 20 - She was educated in local schools and was a graduate of the former Searles High School class of 1964. Ann worked for many years as an Office Manager at Custom Extrusions.