Obituaries

Edouard Vaval, 66, of Spencertown, N.Y.

Monday, Jan 29 - He worked as a commercial cabinetmaker until 1995, when he joined the staff of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, as woodworking instructor in the activities program.

Max Jongkind, 77, of Lee

Friday, Jan 26 - He worked in the computer and electronics industry and was an instructor at Lansing Community College.

Kerry Hammill, 40, and Grayson Pellegrino, 3, of Lee

Friday, Jan 26 - Kerry Hammill worked at Bard College at Simon's Rock for the past three years at its Kilpatrick Athletic Center as front desk manager before transferring to the registrar’s office where she was associate registrar.

Mary DeFazio, 84, of Lenox

Thursday, Jan 25 - She volunteered at the Silvio O. Conte National Archives as a genealogist as well as managing the bookstore.

Ernest Brazee Jr., 66, of Lee

Saturday, Jan 20 - He was educated in Lee schools and began working for the parish of St. Mary’s in Lee at a young age, retiring in 2015.

Mercedes Gallagher, 63, of Becket

Wednesday, Jan 17 - Mercedes was the director of the Center Pond Weed Project in Becket, overseeing the removal of the invasive aquatic milfoil weed without the application of chemicals.

Hazel Brewer, 98, formerly of North Egremont

Friday, Jan 12 - For many years Hazel was a sales clerk at the former W.T. Grant store in Great Barrington. She then worked at B-D Medical Products in Canaan as a production worker.