Winnie Washburn

WEST CORNWALL — Winnie Washburn, 82, died Aug. 29, 2018, at Wangum Village, her home for four years.  She was the loving wife of the late William Washburn.

Winnie was born Oct. 29, 1935, in Hudson, N.Y., the daughter of the late Cynthia and Jacob Buck.  

At age 13, she moved to Salisbury. Winnie graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School. 

She worked at a bank in Hartford, Salisbury Bank and Trust, Becton Dickinson and Ed Hamilton Books for more than 28 years; she retired in 2014.

Mary (Caccomo) Riva

NORTH CANAAN — Mary (Caccomo) Riva, 91, died peacefully on Aug. 31, 2018, at her home.  She was born in Middletown, Conn., on Nov. 18, 1926, and was the daughter of the late Mary (Didato) and Frank Caccomo.

Mary was employed at Becton Dickinson before retiring in 1986. 

After retirement, she enjoyed traveling, baking and spending time with family.  She also enjoyed her time as a “snowbird” in sunny Venice, Fla., for over 20 years.

Shepard Sherbell

SHARON — Shepard Sherbell, photographer, photo journalist and visual artist, was born in New York City in 1944. He died of heart failure on Aug. 3, 2018, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was 73. He had most recently lived in Sharon and Winsted.

Barbara (Carter) Wrobel

AMENIA — Barbara (Carter) Wrobel, a resident of Stamford, Conn., and formerly of Amenia, died on Aug. 28, 2018, at age 89. 

Barbara was born on April 3, 1929, in Bronxville, N.Y., and spent her childhood in Scarsdale N.Y. Her parents were the late Judge Charles M. Carter from Washington, D.C., and Madeline Weber Carter from White Plains, N.Y. Her family moved from Scarsdale to Amenia in 1944.  She graduated from Amenia High School in 1946 and Cazenovia Junior College in 1948.

Barbara Farnsworth

WEST CORNWALL — Barbara Farnsworth, 84, of West Cornwall, died on Aug. 15, 2018, at Noble Horizons. She was the life partner of the late Harry L. Colley II.

Barbara was born on June 18, 1934, in New York City, the daughter of the late Margaret (Leczer) and William Blaha.

In appreciation: Jane Fitting

 We would like to express our deep appreciation for all the kind words, cards, and support given to us by innumerable people on the death of our beloved wife and mother, Jane.

The kindness and consideration we have received is a remarkable reflection of the love and regard in which she was held, and of the amazing comfort of living in such a community as ours.

With heartfelt thanks,

Peter and George Fitting


Judie Mills

KENT — Judie Mills, 80, of Kent, died Aug. 18, 2018, at Sharon Hospital after a brief illness.

Judie was born March 17, 1938, in Russell, Kan. 

She attended Kansas University and the Oklahoma College for Woman. 

She moved to New York City in 1960 and began a career in publishing. She worked as an art director for McGraw Hill and Franklin Watts, both in New York City, and for Millbrook Press in Brookfield, Conn. 

Richard “Rick” Allen Boardman Sr.

SHEFFIELD — On Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, Richard “Rick” Allen Boardman Sr., 57, joined his father, Dick, and sister Cindy in heaven. 

On Valentine’s Day of 1961, Dick and Carolann (Olsen) Boardman brought their only son into the world. 

Beverly Irene Wilcox

MILLERTON —Beverly Irene Wilcox, 70, a lifelong area resident, died unexpectedly on Aug. 15, 2018, at Vassar Bros. Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 

Beverly had worked as a tea packer in the packaging department for Harney & Sons Fine Teas in Millerton for more than 11 years prior to her retirement.

Born June 6, 1948, in Sharon, she was the daughter of the late Hazel (Pulver) and Davidson Tuncy.

She was a graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School. 

Brad Allen Dickinson

PLEASANT VALLEY, N.Y. — Brad Allen Dickinson, 33, passed away on Aug. 1, 2018, at Vassar Brother’s Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 

He was born on Sept. 22, 1984, in Great Barrington, the son of Dolores (Frenzel) and William W. Dickinson Sr. of Pine Plains. 

Brad was an electrician.