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

Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 - 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.

Betty Louise Duryea, 87, of South Egremont  

Friday, 27 Mar 2015 - Betty Louise Duryea, 87, a native and lifelong resident of South Egremont passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Born at Turner Farm on September 30, 1927 she was the daughter of William and Louise Baldwin Turner. She was a 1945 graduate of the former Searles High School. She drove a school bus for 42 […]

Charles Julieano, 92, of Lee

Friday, 27 Mar 2015 - Charles Julieano 92, formerly of 105 Canal St. Lee died Monday March 23, 2015 at Fairview Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Great Barrington, Mass. Born in Lee, Mass., on March 3, 1923, he was the son of Augustino and Victoria Monachina Julieano. Charles was a resident of Lee until November 2010. Charles worked for […]

Ryan Ullrich, 25, of Sheffield

Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 - 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, 25 Mar 2015 - 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, 24 Mar 2015 - 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, 23 Mar 2015 - 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, 18 Mar 2015 - 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, 16 Mar 2015 - 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.

Bits & Bytes: CATA exhibit at Lauren Clark; Egremont Library seeks artists, crafters; Montessori open house; Columbia Art School invitation

Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 - “We expect this festival to be the biggest and best yet. With 14 award-winning films on a wide-range of current environmental topics, if people don't leave the theater more educated, inspired, enraged or motivated to act then we are doing something wrong.” Karen Lyness LeBlanc, Education and Outreach Coordinator For Project Native.

Bits & Bytes: Folk duo at Dewey Hall; Rudolf Steiner School circus

Saturday, 7 Mar 2015 - "Through activities like tumbling and acrobatics, children are encouraged to feel comfortable moving their bodies as well as extending into the space around them, and they become aware of their strength both physically and emotionally. The adult capacities of being flexible, leading a balanced life, helping and supporting others and juggling life's tasks are exercised in childhood through circus arts.” -- Krista Palmer, Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School athletic director and circus creative director

Marie A. Rigodanzo, 91, of Housatonic

Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 - 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.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Out of the Mouths of Babes’; GB Democrats meet; Shire City silkscreen workshop

Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 - "Women the world over are stymied by a silent desperation that keeps them quiet. Whatever their life conditions, the common thread is a societal underestimation of the value of motherhood and of women’s lives in general. My quest is for women to access and nurture their inner resolve, to take a stand for their stories that are news to the world. For this, they must hear from other women." --- Suzi Banks Baum

Harold D. Hayes, 85, of New Marlborough

Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 - 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, 23 Feb 2015 - 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, 19 Feb 2015 - 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, 18 Feb 2015 - 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, 18 Feb 2015 - 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, 13 Feb 2015 - 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, 13 Feb 2015 - 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.