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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
She was a communicant of St. Ann’s Church and a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She enjoyed her time as a volunteer at Berkshire Medical Center and for HospiceCare in the Berkshires and was an avid golfer.
Mary Jane taught the LPN program at Berkshire Community College for eight years. For the past eight years, she worked as the school nurse at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School and Morris Elementary School in Lenox.
Jim moved to Lenox in the mid-1970s where he held several custodial positions including at the former Meadow Place Retirement Home, St. Ann’s Church, the Lenox Library and, most recently, the Old Heritage Tavern until he retired in 2015.
After starting their family in Floral Park, New York, Dolores and Bill relocated to Lenox in 1966 and purchased the Lenox Twin Maples Bed and Breakfast, which they owned and operated successfully for the next 20 years.