Obituaries

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.

William Dewkett Sr., 96, of Lee

Friday, Sep 1 - Mr. Dewkett served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a Technician Fourth Grade, 113th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Co. in the Bismarck – Archipelago Campaign.

David Fay, 82, of Otis

Monday, Aug 28 - David was a Eucharistic minister and was involved with the Knights of Columbus in Lee. Mr. Fay was also active with the Shriners and St. Jude.

Jean Furcht, 87, of Mount Washington

Wednesday, Aug 23 - Wherever Jean lived, she volunteered her time at her children’s schools and community organizations. Dear to Jean’s heart was helping organize the “behind the scenes” set-up, clean-up, and general workings of the annual Mount Washington church fair.

Albert Theriault, 77, of Becket

Friday, Aug 18 - He was last employed at Pioneers Dairy for seven years until retiring in 2000. He was chief of police in Becket from 1972 until 1976.

Nancy W. Heady, 88, of Great Barrington

Wednesday, Aug 16 - Nancy was a member of the Thursday Morning Club and the Fairview Hospital Auxiliary, and was a volunteer at the Fairview Hospital endoscopy department, a position which she loved and held until shortly before her death.