Dawn Zippel Farley Berube, 67, of Lenox

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By Thursday, Oct 26 Obituaries

Dawn Zippel Farley Berube, 67, died Tuesday evening at Berkshire Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Dawn Zippel Farley Berube

Dawn was born in New York City on December 28, 1949 to Florence Fitzgerald Benner and the late Paul Zippel. She attended Rudolf Steiner School and Waldorf Schools of New York, graduating in 1967. After high school, Dawn attended College in Rochester, N.Y., and England to study pottery.

In her earlier years, Dawn worked at the Red Lion Inn as a bartender before becoming a massage therapist. Later, she became a real estate agent at Wheeler & Taylor, then at William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. Her special connection to people made her a successful broker. She was loved and admired by all the realtors she worked with. Dawn made every transaction a pleasure for buyers, sel.lers and brokers.

Dawn loved The Berkshires and every season – each bringing the things she loved to do. She loved being an athlete. One could always see Dawn running or walking for miles through Lenox. She was an avid runner, cyclist, cross country skier, hiker, and loved being at Lenox Fit where she met Bobby. She competed in many of the Josh Billings Triathalons. She also had a love for gardening, where she was known for beautiful flower gardens.

Dawn and Bobby were married on May 18, 2013 in their backyard surrounded by their beautiful flowers and loving family and friends.

Besides husband Bob of Lenox she is survived by her son Conner T. Farley and significant other Becky Stedman of Pittsfield; Conner’s father Tom Farley of Stockbridge; Dawn’s mother Florence Fitzgerald Benner of Dalton; Dawn’s beloved sister Kathryn Benner of Housatonic; her beloved brother Conroy Zippel of Sunny Valley, Oregon; her nephew Stephenlee Costigan and his family of Irvine, Calif.; her niece Ashley Kruszyna and family of Otis; three step children: Mark Berube of Hingham, Mass., Kathleen Puhalski and husband Walt of Glen Wood Landing, N.Y.; Mary Beth Berube and partner Jen Richard of West Palm Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren: Coco and Zeke Berube, Colin, Dylan, and Cameron Puhalski ; mother in law Frances Berube of Vero Beach, Fla.; brother in law Gary and wife Rokeya Berube of Hartford, Conn.; sister in law Patricia and husband John Coatti of Vero Beach, Fla.

Besides her father, Dawn is predeceased by two brothers: Richard Zippel and George Benner.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 12 – 3 p.m., Roche Funeral Home, Lenox. Following visitation, family and friends are invited to one of Dawn’s favorite places in Lenox, The Olde Heritage Tavern from 4 – 6 p.m. to continue to celebrate Dawn’s life.

Dawn loved X-C skiing at Notchview Reservation, part of The Trustees of Reservations. In lieu of flowers, donations/checks may be made payable to “The Trustees,” memo line: memory of Dawn Farley Berube, Notchview Reservation Place in care of the Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240.

To share memories and stories please visit www.rochefuneralhome.com.


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