Obituaries

Roseina M. Emprimo, 82, of Great Barrington

Monday, Mar 16 - After school she worked for over 20 years at W.T Grant Department Store until it closed in 1976. After that she worked for Kmart for 32 years before retiring in 2012. Roseina bowled in the Wildcat Bowling League and was a treasurer of the league for more than 20 years.

Marie A. Rigodanzo, 91, of Housatonic

Thursday, Mar 5 - Marie worked for fifteen years in the shipping/receiving department at the Marian Fathers in Stockbridge before retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of Corpus Christi Church in Housatonic.

Harold D. Hayes, 85, of New Marlborough

Wednesday, Feb 25 - He graduated from the New Marlborough School. Before retiring 15 years ago, he ran and owned Mount Everett school buses and was a paint contractor.

Virginia M. Palfini, 90, of New Marlborough

Monday, Feb 23 - She was very involved in her church, Immaculate Conception in New Marlborough where she was a member of the Willing Workers and for many years devoted her time to keeping all the Altar linens clean and pressed.

Frances Grossetti Antoniazzi, 91, formerly of Glendale

Thursday, Feb 19 - At the age of 48, Frances went to nursing school and graduated from the Pittsfield Vocational School of Nursing Class of 1972 with honors. After graduation, she did private duty for Norman Rockwell, Percy Musgrave, Gabriella Sedgwick, Margaret French Cresson and William Gibson.

Steven G. Pothul, 49, of Sheffield, farmer and graduate of Mt. Everett High School

Wednesday, Feb 18 - Steven was proud to be a farmer. He first started working on his family’s dairy farm in Sheffield and then for the past 13 years he worked for the Larkin & Batacchi Farm. He was an avid country and rock music fan who enjoyed concerts and outdoor events. He loved riding motorcycles, especially his Harley, to various gatherings around the country.

Dr. Dennis C. Marcus of New Marlborough

Wednesday, Feb 18 - Dennis C Marcus, M.D., adult and child psychiatrist of New Marlborough, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a long illness.

Eli G. Katz, 80, of Lenox and Hollywood, Florida

Friday, Feb 13 - Eli was a pioneer in the use of computers in hospital engineering and facilities maintenance functions with one of the first successful software businesses, Maintenance Automation Corporation, for the industry.

Sean T. Storti, 40, of New Marlborough

Friday, Feb 13 - Sean graduated from Mount Everett Regional High School, class of 1992, after which he went on to art school in Maine and attended classes at Berkshire Community College. Sean was an extremely talented artist.

Allen S. Rubin, 74, owner of Berkshire Products in Housatonic

Monday, Feb 9 - In 1957 Allen worked with his father David Rubin at David Hats Incorporated. In 1959 the business was moved from Great Barrington to Housatonic. Mr. Rubin was a strong supporter of Berkshire Pulse: A Center for the Creative Arts. He was also an avid fan of the New England Patriots.