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Obituaries

Gordon H. Fellows

NORTH CANAAN — Gordon H. Fellows, 83, of South Canaan Road, died Sept. 13, 2017, at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Kathleen (Boibeaux) Fellows. 

Gordon was born May 21, 1934, in Hartford, Conn., the son of the late Helen (Grosclaude) and Christian Jensen.

Janet Day

SHARON — Janet Gilsenan Driscoll Day, 86, beloved wife, stepmother, cousin and friend, died peacefully on Sept. 12, 2017, from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease, at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the loving wife of the late Robert A. Day, who died in 2011.

Janet was the only child of adoring parents Loretta Hulme and James William Gilsenan. Born on May 3, 1931, in Hicksville, N.Y., and raised in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, Janet attended Bishop McDonnell Memorial High School there.

Barbara Ann (Williams) Woodward

LAKEVILLE — Barbara Ann (Williams) Woodward, 77, died June 12, 2017, in Connecticut. She was the widow of Robert Clark Woodward.  

Barbara was born Jan. 31, 1940, in New Orleans, La., the daughter of Laura (Fenner) and Claude Miller Williams. 

She attended Newman School and Newcomb College. She taught elementary school in New Orleans before meeting Robert and moving to New England. She married Robert in 1965, and they moved to Cambridge and then Weston, Mass., where they lived until 1999, when they retired and moved to Lakeville. 

Ellen Mary Turner

MILLERTON — Ellen Mary Turner, 68, formerly of Poughkeepsie and Long Island, N.Y., died Sept. 6, 2017, at home after battling cancer. She was the wife of Thomas Rick Turner.

Ellen was born on Dec.7, 1948, the daughter of Kathleen (Murphy) and Anthony DiVeto. 

On Dec. 30, 1972, in Lindenhurst, N.Y., she married Rick. In 1974, they moved to Poughkeepsie, where they resided for 36 years. For many years, Ellen was an English teacher at the Dover Middle School. 

She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening and her beloved dogs. 

Emogene ‘Gene’ Chase Wilhelm

PINE PLAINS — Emogene “Gene” Chase Wilhelm, 81, of Greenwich, Conn., died at home with her family on Sept. 3, 2017, two days after celebrating her 60th wedding anniversary.  

Gene was born in New York City on Nov. 11, 1935, and raised in Pine Plains by her parents, Claire (Farley) and Kenneth Chase.  

She graduated with honors from Simmons College in 1957 before marrying Gayle Brian Wilhelm that same year.  

Katherine M. Cooper

AMENIA — Katherine M. Cooper, 103, a lifelong resident of Amenia, died Sept. 8, 2017, at Sharon Health Care Center. 

Mrs. Cooper was the head dining room attendant at the Wassaic Developmental Center for 28 years, retiring in 1970.

Born on Oct. 15, 1913, in Marlboro, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Pauline (Donnes) and Peter Hammer. 

Thomas McAvoy

WASSAIC — Thomas McAvoy, 54, of Sinpatch Road, died Sept. 4, 2017, at Vassar Brothers Hospital. 

He is the son of Bernice June Valyou and the late James McAvoy.

Tom worked as a carpenter and garden landscaper in New York and Florida.

He loved family get-togethers, animals and wildlife.

Lawrence D. ‘Speed’ Buckley

DOVER PLAINS — Lawrence Daniel “Speed” Buckley, 80, a lifelong area resident and 25-year resident of Sharon, died on Sept. 8, 2017, at Sharon Hospital.  

Mr. Buckley owned and operated the Chateau Tavern in Amenia for 35 years.  

Born on June 9, 1937, in Sharon, he was the son of the late Margherita (Sartori) and Newton F. Buckley.  

Mr. Buckley served in the United States Army from 1960 to 1962 and was stationed in Germany. 

Jean (Feinson) Bramley

NORTH CANAAN — Jean (Feinson) Bramley, 96, died on Sept. 9, 2017, in North Canaan. 

She was born Aug. 1, 1921, in Albany, N.Y., to Lillian (Scheanblum) and Samuel Feinson. She was the widow of Arthur Bramley.

Jean grew up in Danbury, Conn., and graduated from Danbury High School in 1939, after which she attended Simmons College. 

During World War II, she served in the Women’s Army Corps. 

Cloe Lynn Duntz

SALISBURY — Beloved daughter and sister Cloe Lynn Duntz, 22, of Undermountain Road and formerly of Murrells Inlet, S.C., passed away Sept. 6, 2017, at her home.  

She was born Oct. 26, 1994, in Sharon, the daughter of Donald M. Duntz Jr. of Salisbury and Michelle (Hallstrom) Blackwell of Murrells Inlet, S.C.

Cloe was employed at LaBonne’s Market in Salisbury.