Mr. Dinan opened his own antique store, Corashire Antiques, with his wife and was known for his meticulous restorations and custom-made tables. He was one of the founders of the Berkshire County Antiques Dealers Association.
Edward J. Abbott Jr., 90 of Ashley Falls died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday February 12, 2019 at Kimball Farms in Lenox. Edward was born in Montague, Mass., on October 11, 1928, son of Edward J. Sr. and Mable M. (Letourneau) Abbott. He attended the former Searles High School. Edward proudly served his country in
Ronald “Ron” Hastings Race, 91, of Housatonic died peacefully at home Wednesday, April 11, 2018, surrounded by his family. Ron was born Oct. 21, 1926, in Great Barrington, the son of Clarence and Ethel Nicholas Race. He attended local schools and was a 1944 graduate of the former Searles High School. Ron proudly served his
After his honorable discharge from the Coast Guard, Jim returned to Great Barrington and was employed by the New England Electric System (now National Grid), remaining there as the store’s manager for 35 years and retiring in 1989.
Zip worked as an electrician for Rising Paper Mill, Barrington Electric and Berkshire Hills Regional School District, and was the wire inspector for the Town of Great Barrington for many years–he was the longest serving town officer in Berkshire County.
James frequented the James A. Modolo Post #8348, enjoyed participating in the shoots at the Great Barrington Fish and Game, playing horseshoes, attending his children’s sporting events as they grew up and was an avid Red Sox fan.
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.
While Toomey saw action at both the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, it was the fact that the peace treaty was signed in Tokyo Bay in 1945 aboard the very ship on which he was serving that he was most proud.