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Selma Hawkins, 77, of Great Barrington, librarian at Ramsdell and Mason libraries

By Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 Obituaries 1

Selma Hawkins, 77, of Fairview Terrace passed away Dec. 2, 2019, at home. The daughter of the late David and Dorothy Beebe Hawkins, Selma was born Feb. 9, 1942, and raised in Stockbridge. She was educated locally and was a 1960 graduate of the former Williams High School in Stockbridge.

She lived her entire life in the Berkshires and had various jobs including at a law office and local mill offices. Her favorite job, however, was as a librarian at both the Ramsdell and Mason libraries. She was also involved at senior Bingo in Stockbridge and the Glendale women’s auxiliary. Selma was an avid reader and loved books of any kind, especially mysteries. She was also a Red Sox fan, loved to watch the soap operas and westerns, listen to music and catalogue shop, especially for clothing!

Selma is survived by her sister Beverly Reynolds, with whom she made her home. She also leaves her nephews Justin Reynolds, Mark Reynolds and wife Mary; and her niece, Marci Reynolds.

Services for the late Selma Hawkins will be Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at the Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, with calling hours from 10 to 11 a.m. and a service immediately following at 11 a.m. Her burial will take place after the service at the Stockbridge Cemetery.

Donations in her memory, may be made to either HospiceCare in the Berkshires or The Mason Library in care of Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. To send remembrances to her family please go to www.finnertyandstevens.com

The family would also like to thank HospiceCare in the Berkshires for the loving and dedicated care that they gave to Selma.

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