The Very Rev. Walter Taylor, 79, of Lenox and Key West, Fla.

Tuesday, Dec 5 - In Texas, Taylor helped foster the creation of New Hope Housing, which pioneered the approach in Houston of using single-room occupancy housing coupled with intensive counseling and employment support services to help solve chronic homelessness among city residents.

Patricia Brown, 90, of Lee

Tuesday, Dec 5 - Mrs. Brown worked for the New England Telephone and Telegraph for many years, and later in the Lee High School cafeteria and the housekeeping department at Meadow Place in Lenox.

David Williams, 80, of South Lee

Monday, Nov 27 - He was caretaker/groundskeeper for the Crosby estate in Tyringham and continued there for the Knowles family, working until this past October.

Freda Macken, 95, of Stockbridge

Monday, Nov 27 - Mrs. Macken worked as cook and manager at the former Stockbridge Plain School from 1969 until 1984. From 1990 until 2006, Freda worked as a part-time receptionist for the Marion Fathers in Stockbridge.

David C. Hunter, 79, of Lenox

Friday, Nov 24 - He worked for P.J. Schweitzer Paper Mill in Lee, Lenox Oil Company, co-owned D & D Weatherstripping and retired as owner of All Weather Window Company.

Ruth Verones, 90, of Alford

Tuesday, Nov 21 - Ruth married her beloved husband, John (Sonny) Verones, in 1950 and they raised their family on a dairy farm on Alford Road.

Helen E. Johnston, 78, of Sheffield

Wednesday, Nov 15 - Upon retirement she served as a private health aide for seniors and was a member of the Sheffield Council on Aging as well as an active volunteer at the senior center.