Obituaries

Garrett John Norton, 21, of Housatonic  

Thursday, Apr 9 - While at Monument Mountain Regional High School, Garrett played both varsity football and baseball. Garrett also enjoyed working on his truck and fishing and golfing with his brother Kevin. He loved life, being with friends and family and always had a smile on his face.

Ruth Ziegler, 82, of Sheffield

Wednesday, Apr 8 - Ruth is well known for her talent with doll repairs along with building and decorating doll houses. In 1970 she and her husband, Don, began The Corn Crib and later Dolls & Dwellings in Sheffield.

Norman Parrish Kellogg, 90, of Great Barrington

Monday, Apr 6 - He graduated from Searles High School in 1942 and served his country during World War II. Norman entered the Army Air Force in 1942, was trained in aviation mechanics and served as a Crew Chief. Norman worked the majority of his life for over 40 years as an electrician for Pfizer in Canaan, Conn., and Schweitzer-Mauduit in Lee, Mass., retiring in 1988.

Edith Cappadona, 80, of Sheffield

Friday, Apr 3 - Her most pleasurable moments in life were cooking, entertaining family and friends, being pool-side and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Aldo L. Oggiani, 89, formerly of Housatonic  

Tuesday, Mar 31 - Aldo was a 1944 graduate of the former Searles High School, after high school Aldo proudly served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. Aldo worked as an area auto salesman for many years, and he was also a past member of the Housatonic Fire Department.

Betty Wilson Long (1924-2015), educator, soprano with New York Pro Musica

Sunday, Mar 29 - Betty toured with the Pro Musica throughout the United States and Europe for seven years. In 1967, her family transitioned to the Berkshires where she refocused her life on being a mother and teacher. She taught first and second grades at the former Dewey and Housatonic schools for a number of years before devoting her time to teaching voice at Bard College at Simon’s Rock for nearly 20 years.

Ryan Ullrich, 25, of Sheffield

Wednesday, Mar 25 - Ryan’s relationship to nature was potent and his commitment to living sustainably was an inspiration. He was deeply dedicated to strengthening his community, leading to involvement in several innovative local projects.

Betty Arnold, 83, of Becket, owner of Tollgate Inn

Wednesday, Mar 25 - While living in Sandisfield, she worked at New Boston Nursing Home for 18 years. She also owned and operated the Tollgate Inn for 25 years. She took much enjoyment in gardening, traveling, crafting and especially painting.

David J. Schoenfarber, 69, of New Marlborough

Tuesday, Mar 24 - David was bigger than life – everyone who knew him, loved him. He loved each of his sons equally and often said, “One father can love ten children more than ten children can love one father.”

Angeline M. Baldauf, 98, of Great Barrington  

Monday, Mar 23 - Angeline attended Sheffield schools. After school she worked for Monument Mills from 1941-1952 and then at Rising Paper Co. in Housatonic as a paper sorter for 23 years before retiring in 1978.

Bonnie M. Bailey, 89, of Stockbridge  

Wednesday, Mar 18 - Mrs. Bailey owned her catering company “Bonnie’s” which she operated until her retirement. Previously, she had worked for General Electric in Pittsfield, in their Receiving Department.

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.