Harriette Ann Sturges, 87, of Ashley Falls died Friday, July 21, at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington. Harriette was born in Great Barrington on June 19, 1930, the daughter of John and Anna (Daniels) Stupak.
She was a graduate of the former Searles High School class of 1948. Harriette first worked in the kitchen at Jug End in 1944; as a clerk at Montgomery Ward in Great Barrington in the 1950s; as a bookkeeper at Community Service in Canaan, Connecticut, from 1963–1971; at Lloyd Lumber in Canaan from 1971–1973; and then as a bookkeeper for C.A. Lindell Inc. in Canaan from 1973 until her retirement in 1993. Harriette was a club charter member of the Canaan Lioness Club. She also enjoyed lunches each month with Blue Bird Friends for over 35 years, gardening and flowers, reading, knitting, sewing, crocheting, crossword puzzles and making preserves for family and friends.
Harriette is survived by her son, Lawrence Sturges, and wife Judith of Ashley Falls, and many nieces and nephews. Harriette was predeceased by three brothers Paul “Red” Stupak, John “Bud” Stupak Jr. and Stephen “Skip” Stupak; one sister, Anna Mae “Cookie” Bynack; and a half-sister, Katherine Kusznir.
In keeping with Harriette’s wishes, there are no services. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Harriette’s memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans in care of the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.