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REPORT FROM LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA: Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore

Our reporter at the Venice Biennale describes a breathtaking installation based on archangels in the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore.

Joyce TenBroeck, 84, of Niverville, N.Y., formerly of Great Barrington

Joyce worked for the Boston Insurance Group in Albany; for the Montgomery Ward catalog store in Great Barrington from 1965 until the store closed in 1975; then as a teller for the Great Barrington Savings Bank, retiring in 1995 after 20 years.

Helen Oggiani, 97, of Housatonic

She actively participated in the annual All Saints' Polish picnics, at which, even into her 80s, she could dance five polkas in a row.

William Dempsey, 100, of Great Barrington

The family moved the Dempsey's Garage business to Great Barrington in 1937, operating on Railroad Street until 1947 when Mr. Dempsey and his brother, Matthew J. Dempsey Jr., took over the business and moved it to 42 Bridge St.

Bill Dempsey celebrating 100th birthday; community invited

Mr. Dempsey is a member of the First Congregational Church, a past president of Rotary, a former board member of the Great Barrington Savings Bank

Architect Hugh Hardy, who restored the Mahaiwe Theatre, dies at 84 in Manhattan

Architect Hugh Hardy’s Berkshire roots ran deep. When redemption for the Mahaiwe was in the offing, a better architect couldn’t be imagined than Hugh Hardy. As a child, he had attended movies at the Mahaiwe during summers.

Mary M. Lucey, 100, of Great Barrington, retired secretary at Great Barrington Savings Bank

Mary was overjoyed to attend her 100th birthday party with her loving family and friends. She loved reading and doing crossword puzzles.

Thomas Martin Arienti, 85, of Stockbridge, founder of town Planning Board

Tom was a dedicated sports enthusiast, coaching Tri-Town Youth Hockey and Stockbridge Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball for many years.
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