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Lynda McDarby, 75, of Lenox, retired English teacher

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By Monday, Jun 18, 2018 Obituaries

Lynda J. McDarby, 75, of Lenox died Sunday at Berkshire Medical Center.

Lynda McDarby

Born Jan. 24, 1943, in Pittsfield, she was  the daughter of Michael and Edna Brittigan Homich, attended local schools and was a 1961 graduate of the former Williams High School in Stockbridge. After graduation she earned her associate degree from Berkshire Community College, her Bachelor of Arts degree at the former North Adams State College (now MCLA), and two master’s degrees—one here in the U.S. and the other in Europe. Lynda taught English at Taconic High School in Pittsfield for many years, retiring in 2003. She loved reading, going to the beach and, most of all, spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Lynda and her husband, Charles E. McDarby, were married in St. Mary’s Church in Lee June 29, 1973.

She is survived by her husband, Charles, of Lenox; her two children: Barry Leon McDarby and wife Heather of Candia, New Hampshire, and Shannon Maureen Parry of Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren: Zachary McDarby, and Robert, William, Jack and Emily Parry; one brother: Edward Homich and wife Betty of Pittsfield; her sister Carol Heading and husband Wayne of Pittsfield; sister-in-law Veronica Homich of Folsom, California; sister-in-law Judith Petersoli and husband Paul; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two brothers: Richard Homich of Folsom, California, and David Homich of Salem.

Following cremation, funeral and burial services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lynda’s memory may be made to Valley Veterinarian Services/Stray Animal Fund in care of the ROCHE FUNERAL HOME, 120 Main St., Lenox. MA  01240. To share memories and stories, visit rochefuneralhome.com.

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