Obituaries

Alice E. McNally, 93, of West Stockbridge/Lenox

Friday, Jan 9 - Alice was a very talented seamstress. Throughout her life she made many of her own clothes, and clothes for her family. She made prom dresses, tuxedos, bridesmaid gowns, flower girls’ dresses, children’s clothes, doll clothes, Halloween costumes, cheerleading uniforms, and more. Among these items was her daughter Kathy's wedding gown, for which she painstakingly sewed on many dozens of seed pearls – one pearl at a time!

Stephen W. Malin Sr., 80, of Sheffield

Thursday, Jan 8 - Stephen worked as a self-employed painter and wallpaper contractor. Included in his resume was wallpapering the Governor’s Mansion in Virginia with his son, Stephen Jr.

Joan Dorothea Webster Hall, 79, Great Barrington native, Smith College graduate

Wednesday, Jan 7 - Joan travelled extensively, was an accomplished pianist and for many years she was a Guild Member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, and enjoyed bringing family and friends whenever she could. Her love of flying would take her all over New England and she often stated that flying gave her the greatest sense of accomplishment and joy.

David Russell Barnum, 76, lifelong resident of Great Barrington

Tuesday, Jan 6 - He was a talented gardener, florist and pie-baker who loved to share his creations with friends and family. David also loved to walk and could be seen walking almost daily uptown and back to his South Main Street home.  He was a talented gardener, florist and pie-baker who loved to share his creations with friends and family. David also loved to walk and could be seen walking almost daily uptown and back to his South Main Street home.  

Mildred Race Anderson, 91, formerly of Great Barrington

Monday, Jan 5 - Mrs. Anderson worked at the business office of Monument Mills prior to marrying her husband, Carleton, and later assisted with billing at Dolby Florist. Mildred enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Wyantenuck Golf Club. She also enjoyed dancing, bowling and was an avid bridge player.

Philip Consolini, 90, of Great Barrington

Friday, Jan 2 - Philip was an avid bowler and belonged to many leagues throughout the years. He also loved the N.Y. Yankees and never missed watching their games. He enjoyed area restaurants where he was known as a “regular” at many.

Joan B. Peterson, 83, of South Egremont

Friday, Jan 2 - Joan enjoyed photography, nature, the Berkshire Hills, the shores of Maine and the Georgia Mountains. She lived for her children, grandchildren and great grandchild giving of her time and energy and love unconditionally.

Robert (Pink) W. Turner, 84, former Egremont fire chief

Wednesday, Dec 31 - Among his many interests and pastimes he was a farmer at heart. He kept a keen eye on activities at the neighboring Turner Farm operated by his nephews Bill, Paul and Daryl. In addition, he loved buying, refurbishing and reselling old Farmall cub tractors and the many acquaintances he made as a result.

Peter Jason Callas, 61, of Great Barrington

Friday, Dec 19 - He was a loyal friend to many, known for his considerable mechanical abilities and dry wit...he leaves behind a large cadre of friends, fellow vintage Mercedes automobile enthusiasts, and his loyal feline companions, Dusky and Jake.

Richard Paul Tribula, 75, of East Otis  

Monday, Dec 15 - He worked as a sales representative for Deblinger Sales and after retiring ran Witek’s Sporting Goods Store in Westfield. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Adella C. Lynch, 79, of Great Barrington

Saturday, Dec 13 - Adella was a communicant of Saint Peter’s Church and member of the Womens Guild. She also enjoyed walking, the Senior Center and all their activities and all the fairs.

Timothy Miller Richman, 32, teacher of mathematics

Wednesday, Dec 3 - “Mr. Richman was the best teacher I ever had”…”Mr. Richman taught me to love calculus when I hated math”…”I am now becoming an engineer because of Mr. Richman…”