Wednesday, July 24, 2024

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Joseph A. Gerard, 85, formerly of Housatonic

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a service at 12 p.m. at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home in Great Barrington, conducted by Rev. William Murphy. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Housatonic.

Lorraine Irene Hitchcock, 88, of Sheffield

A brief service and eulogy reading was held in Sheffield at Center Cemetery on Monday, July 1 at 1 p.m. A celebration of Lorraine was announced at the service.

Harold M. ‘Hal’ Schwartz, 93, of Sheffield

The family is in the process of planning Hal’s celebration of life and will be announcing details soon.

Russell N. Jaehnig, 53, of Pittsfield

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 9:30 a.m., at St. Ann’s Church in Lenox. Calling hours will be from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at the Roche Funeral Home. Celebration of life reception will follow the memorial service at the Country Club of Pittsfield.

George C. Jordan III, 83, of Lenox

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at 4 p.m., at the Roche Funeral Home. Calling hours will be held from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be private in Grove Cemetery in Freeport, Maine, at a later date.

Joan M. (Marpé) Rehm, 92, of West Stockbridge

Funeral Services for Joan M. Rehm will be held on Thursday, June 27, at 11 a.m., with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church in West Stockbridge. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 26, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Birches-Roy Funeral Home.

Ryan Patrick Babcock, 38, of Housatonic

A celebration of Ryan’s life will be held on Friday, June 21, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the James A. Modolo Post in Great Barrington.

John Eidmann II, 94, formerly of Monterey

On Saturday, August 10, 2024, at 11 a.m., there will be a gathering at Corashire Cemetery in Monterey to remember John with one final cupcake, cookie, or Peppermint Pattie.

George A. Blanco, 97, of North Egremont

The funeral service for George will be Thursday, June 27, 2024, at 10 a.m., at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Saint Peter's Cemetery in Great Barrington.

Nicholas Richard Henderson, 45, of Sheffield

The family will hold a private celebration of Nick's life on Saturday, June 22, 2024.

Sandra Hudesman Michel, 89, of Northampton, Mass.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 11 a.m., in Village Cemetery in West Stockbridge. There will be no calling hours.

Adi Rischner Jr., 75, of Sheffield

A celebration of Adi’s life will be held at a later time. Birches-Roy Funeral Home Is entrusted with arrangements.

Joanne ‘JoJo’ Potash, 62, of Lanesborough

All services will be private. Burial will be held in Mountain View Cemetery in Lenox.

Lynn Humason Wood, 82, formerly of Egremont

A celebration of Lynn’s life will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at 2 p.m., at Christ Trinity Church in Sheffield, Mass.

David Wilson Page, 83, of Cheshire

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service to intern his ashes at the family plot at Mountain View Cemetery in Lenox will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 11 a.m.