Death Notices

Joanne I. Kent

Joanne I. Kent, of Winsted, died Feb. 6, 2017. Calling hours were held Feb. 10. A funeral service was held Feb. 11. Burial will be held in the spring at Forest View Cemetery. Montano-Shea Funeral Home has care of arrangements.


Steve Stetson

Steve Stetson, of Winsted, died Feb. 7, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, at Geer Village in Canaan at noon. Montano-Shea Funeral Home has care of arrangements.


John P. Talarsky

Carol Ann (Tingwald) Jalbert

KENT — Carol Ann (Tingwald) Jalbert died Jan. 31, 2017, in Danbury. 

Carol was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and lived and was raised in Goshen, Ind. Her parents were Arthur and Margaret (Blattel) Tingwald. One brother, David, pre deceased her. She has a brother, Gregory, living in Indianapolis as well as two nephews, Scott and Brad Tingwald, and their children.

She attended Purdue University, then moved to New York City, where she was employed in various fields of the clothing industry. Later she worked for the New York City Economical Board. 

Anne Rhame Bates

SALISBURY — Anne Rhame Bates, 92, a longtime resident of Salisbury, died Jan. 25, 2017, after a short illness. 

Anne was born in Columbia, S.C. to Lillian and Sellis Rhame on Feb. 20, 1924. Sellis Rhame owned and operated the Lower Main Street Savings Bank in Columbia and was noted for his quiet contributions to charity and his irrepressible charm. 

Miles Cahn

PINE PLAINS — Miles Cahn, founder of Coach Leatherware and Coach Dairy Goat Farm in Pine Plains, died at his home in New York City on Feb. 10, 2017.  He was 95. A spokesperson for the family said that he died of natural causes. 

Marsha June Decker

SHARON — Marsha June Decker, 71, died peacefully on Jan. 21, 2017, in Sharon of complications following a stroke. 

Marsha was born in Michigan on Feb. 13, 1945. She grew up in London, England, Maine and Hawaii before settling in New York. She was a proud member of the Class of 1964 at Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Maine.

Joseph William Cawley

MILLERTON — Joseph William Cawley, 68, a 35-year resident of Millerton and formerly of Amenia, died Feb. 12, 2017, at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck following a lengthy illness. 

Mr. Cawley retired from the Wassaic Developmental Center in 1991 after 25 years of service as a therapy aide supervisor. He also drove a school bus for the Webutuck School District for many years.

Born Aug. 9, 1948, in Sharon, he was the son of the late Edna (Connor) and Michael Cawley.  

Mr. Cawley was a graduate of Webutuck High School.

Frank H. Bailey

CORNWALL — Frank H. Bailey, 94, formerly of Cornwall, died Feb. 2, 2017, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. 

Frank was born June 6, 1922, in Torrington, the son of the late Loretta and Harold Bailey. He joined the apprentice program at Hendey Manufacturing in Torrington. 

Frank also was employed by the Neoweld Corporation in Cornwall Bridge for more than 30 years. 

He served in the Army in World War II, Pacific Theater. 

Frank was a life member of the Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department and VFW Post 9856. 

Robert Densmore Rathbun

SALISBURY — Robert Densmore Rathbun, 91, formerly of Bronxville, N.Y., Ashley Falls, Mass., and Salisbury died peacefully on Feb. 3, 2017, at Geer Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Born on March 26, 1925, in Mount Vernon, N.Y., Bob was the son of Hazel (Percy) and Seymour Herbert Rathbun. He grew up in Tuckahoe, N.Y., and graduated from Tuckahoe High School in 1943. 

Martha ‘Marty’ Lucy Adams Rubin

CORNWALL — Martha “Marty” Lucy (Adams) Rubin, 84, died peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 7, 2017, at her home in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. 

She was born on March 2, 1932, in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Homer Hastings Adams (geologist and reader of Darwin) and Mildred Grizzard (who discovered her business acumen and respect for nature later in life). Her younger sister, Jane Breed, died in 2004. 

Death Notices

Elaine B. Kane

Elaine B. Kane, of Canaan and formerly Winsted, died Jan. 30, 2017. A family burial will be held in the spring at St. Joseph Cemetery. Montano-Shea Funeral Home has care of arrangements.


Annie MarieMarolda

Annie Marie Marolda, 93, of Canton and formerly Winsted, died Feb. 3, 2017. A memorial Mass will be held today, Friday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in the spring. Maloney Funeral Home has care of arrangements.