Sunday, May 26, 2024

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Brooks Carter White, 90, of West Stockbridge

A memorial service is planned in late August with details to follow.

Joan Elizabeth Hotaling, 83, of New Marlborough

Funeral Services for Joan Elizabeth Hotaling will be held on Wednesday, May 29, at 11 a.m., at the Old Parish Church in Sheffield, with Reverend Jill Graham officiating. Burial will follow in Carroll Cemetery in New Marlborough. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 28, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Birches-Roy Funeral Home.

Eleanor Y. Lord, 94, of Stockbridge

The family will host a Ceremony of Remembrance with friends later in the summer.

Jean Frances (Gerard) Murphy, 90, of Housatonic

A Funeral Mass with a Liturgy of Christian Burial for Jean F. Murphy will be held on Saturday, May 25, at 10 a.m., at Corpus Christi Church, Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Housatonic, with Reverend William P. Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Bridget’s Cemetery in Housatonic. Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 25, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Birches-Roy Funeral Home.

George Robert Minkoff, 81, of Alford

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 10 a.m., at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, conducted by Rabbi Barbara Cohen.

Vera Edelman, 100, of Southfield

To celebrate Vera’s life, the family will gather at The United Church of New Marlborough (AKA The Southfield Church) at 2 p.m. on May 29, followed by a private burial.

George H. Mielke Jr., 68, of Sheffield

Donations in memory of George may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society in care of Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home.

Richard E. Gendreau, 69, of Sandisfield

Services and burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Mary Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Nugent Bartholomew, 83, of Sheffield

Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Nugent Bartholomew, 83, of Sheffield, passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. She was in Great Barrington...

Louise Murphy Briggs, 96, of Great Barrington

Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 7, at 10 a.m., at St. Peter’s Church in Great Barrington, conducted by Rev. William P. Murphy. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 7, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home.

Judith Anne (Steward) Bunnell, 85, formerly of Great Barrington

A graveside memorial and service will be held at the Fairmont Cemetery in Lee on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

Barbara Jean Mandell, 89, of West Stockbridge

Barbara lived a life full of love, laughter, and music. She was passionate about her family and friends and was adored by all who knew her. She will be sorely missed.

Anthony George Walter ‘Tonio’ Palmer, 65, of Tyringham

Funeral services for Tonio will take place on Sunday, May 5, at 11 a.m., at the Union Church in Tyringham.

Elinor S. “Lynne” Leavitt, 92, of Lenox

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at 10:30 a.m., in Sinai Memorial Park in Springfield, Mass. There will be no calling hours.

Sheldon Saul “Shel” Goldberg of Lenox

A graveside service was held in Mountain View Cemetery.

Robert W. Burns, 42, of Hillsdale, N.Y.

The family will receive friends on Monday, April 29, from 3 to 6 p.m., at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home in Great Barrington. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 30, at 10 a.m., at Hillside Cemetery in Egremont.