Obituaries

David Mitchell, 59, of Becket

Wednesday, Dec 27 - David worked at the Onyx Corporation in Lee for the past 20 years as a millwright. He loved music and was a member of the Becket Praise Team.

May Collins, 95, of South Lee

Tuesday, Dec 26 - She was educated in schools in England and served in the British Army Auxiliary Territorial Services where she worked on the maintenance of tanks.

Robert MacKenzie, 65, of New Marlborough

Monday, Dec 18 - Bob always had a tremendous work ethic. He began mowing lawns at age 12, and as an adult, Bob began building homes. Bob continued on to build over 30 homes in the Berkshires.

Joseph Puleri Sr., 84, of Lee

Monday, Dec 18 - He then worked for Eaton Paper for 33 years and traveled across the country as the president of the International Paper Makers Union.

Lenore Aronson, 88, of Stockbridge

Wednesday, Dec 6 - In 1941, as an eighth-grader, she was among a group of 10 students who won the Lincoln Medallion, given by the Chicago Historical Society, for their essays on the definitions of democracy.

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.