She worked as a switchboard operator for Wheeler and Taylor, then for the General Electric’s drafting department in Pittsfield, the E.M. Ryder Jewelry Store in Great Barrington, and then was the assistant town clerk for the town of Great Barrington for 11 years.
She was a charter member of the Sheffield Garden Club, the Thursday Morning Club, a past member of the Sheffield Historical Society, an honorary member of the Sheffield Kiwanis and a Cub Scouts den mother in Sheffield.
Berkshire County is particularly interesting as an architectural exhibit. Given New England practicality or parsimony or respect for our history, we didn’t always tear down and build new: We save our old houses.
Why are we honoring a massacre? On the other hand, how many monuments are there to Native American maltreatment? It’s a rare admission of how fiercely we wrestled New England from its indigenous people.
Nancy was a member of the Thursday Morning Club and the Fairview Hospital Auxiliary, and was a volunteer at the Fairview Hospital endoscopy department, a position which she loved and held until shortly before her death.
An active member of the community, Mrs. Rokos was a charter member of the Sheffield Historical Society and the Thursday Morning Club. She volunteered at Fairview Hospital, drove for the Road to Recovery program of American Cancer Society and was a member of the Quilters’ Guild of Great Barrington.
Natalie was a longtime employee of Berkshire Hills Regional School District, teaching home economics at Monument Mountain High School and then at Searles Middle School. She initiated and developed the curriculum for the nursery school at Monument Mountain, which continues in existence to this day.
Joan was very active in the community: She was a weather spotter, founding member of ambulance squad, a member of Thursday Morning Club. the Alford Gardening Club, the Alford Cemetery Commission, and a member of the Ski Patrol at Stratton Mountain, Vermont.