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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Flying Cloud Institute—igniting creativity through innovative programming

The nonprofit is celebrating 40 years of inspiring young people and educators through dynamic science and art experiences.

Jane Fallon, 91, of Lenox

In retirement she worked for Elder Services of Berkshire County for four years and later was an ombudsman for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for three years, where she was recognized for and awarded for her “outstanding service” to the community.

Edward Peters, 76, of Lenox

A research chemist, Dr. Peters was employed by General Electric (later SABIC) for many years.

Gary F. Pignatelli, 75, of Lenox

Gary was a life-long parishioner of St. Ann’s Church. He also was a member of the Lenox Police Association and the Lenox Volunteer Fire Department. Gary spent many years coaching basketball, volunteering his time with the Lenox Youth Basketball Association.

Margaret R. O’Brien, 79, of Lenox

She last worked for the Town of Lenox as the Tax Collector until her retirement in 2005.

Anne Farr, 85, of Lenox

After high school, Anne worked as a transcriptionist for General Electric until she became a homemaker to her two loving children.

Mary Jane Pignatelli, 94, of Lenox, teacher and lover of languages

Mary Jane worked as a high school language teacher, spending most of her 38-year career in the Lenox Public School system until her retirement in 1986. While best known as a French teacher, she also taught English and Latin.

Louise Omelenchuck, 84, of Lenox

Louise first worked as a secretary for Krofta Engineering and then became one of two of the first teacher’s aides hired for the Lenox Public Schools, retiring in 1990 after 29 years.

One World Concert to support mission of Berkshire Immigrant Center

Berkshire Immigrant Center is the only organization in the county offering comprehensive immigration services for the more than 10,000 foreign-born residents of Berkshire County—a number that equates not only to 10 percent of the County’s population, but also the only growing segment of the region’s population.

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Mahoney, 87, of Lenox

A registered nurse, Mrs. Mahoney completed her training at the Metropolitan State Hospital in Waltham and was the nurse at Bellefontaine, Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Lenox for 11 years.

Thomas Gizzi, 66, of Lenox

He performed extensively throughout New England and the eastern U.S. and received numerous recognitions and citations for his music.

Rudolph John Mantegari, 74, of Pittsfield

He was the manager of Caligari Hardware in Lenox for 48 years, retiring in 2015.

Virginia DeBlois, 94, of Lenox

Everyone who met Ginny knew her as a bright and lively soul.

Mary Duval, 90, of Lenox

Primarily a mother and homemaker, she worked briefly prior to her marriage for General Electric Company in Pittsfield in the payroll department.

Mary Roy, 88, of Lenox

She was employed for 23 years at the former Cameron Elementary School in Lenox as a teachers’ aid.

Phyllis Kiss, 83, of Lenox

Phyllis worked as a stenographer at General Electric for several years before eventually settling in Lenox and working at Doherty & Stuart PC accounting firm as an office manager prior to her retirement in 1997.

Joy E. Fox, 92, of Lenox

She enjoyed the Berkshires, the history of cottages, and loved driving through her beautiful Berkshires.

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