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Appreciation: Francis Xavier Tansey

WEST CORNWALL — Francis Xavier Tansey, 73, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

His family  is grateful for the love and support they received during this difficult time. 

Thank you. 

Sincerely,

Karen, Shannon and Kristin

 

Martin B. ‘Marty’ Stickle

ANCRAMDALE — Martin B. “Marty” Stickle, 73, died at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, N.Y., on April 29, 2018.

He was born on Aug. 8, 1944, in Great Barrington, the son of Gladys C. (Bryant) and Robert C. Stickle.

Marty was a heavy machine operator for Ancram Construction Co. in Ancram.

His greatest love was having his family around him and enjoying all their picnics. He loved cars and was an avid deer hunter. 

On Aug. 27, 1989, in Copake, N.Y., he married Linda (Boyles) Stickle. She survives him at home.

Deanna Lynn Silvernail

LAKEVILLE —Deanna Lynn Silvernail died as the result of an automobile accident on May 4, 2018, on Skiff Mountain Road. She was 22 years old.

Known to her friends and family as Dede and “Bug” (due to her love of the outdoors and the creatures in it), she is survived by her father, George R. Silvernail of Lakeville; her mother, Sheri Lynn Foshay of Washington state; and three sisters, Abigail and Samantha of Lakeville and Kayla of Waterbury, Conn.

Dorothy G. Miller

NORTH CANAAN — Dorothy G. Miller, 89, a resident of Pine Plains, died May 5, 2018, in North Canaan.

She was born on March 5, 1929, in Jersey City, N.J., the daughter of Ethel (Wiese) and Ernest Marshall Sr.

Mrs. Miller was a graduate of Pine Plains Central School, Class of 1948. 

She was production manager for the Pine Plains Shirt Factory and the coat factory in Red Hook, N.Y. In later years she was a CNA at Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

The Rev. Dr. Aaron Manderbach

SALISBURY — The Rev. Dr. Aaron Manderbach, 105, of Redding, Conn., rector emeritus of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church of Ridgefield, Conn., died April 29, 2018, in Redding.

He was the husband of Judith Laurence Marin Manderbach. 

“Aaron,” as he was affectionately known, was born at Fox Chase in Philadelphia, Pa., on Oct. 4, 1912. 

Deanna Lynn Silvernail

LAKEVILLE —Deanna Lynn Silvernail died as the result of an automobile accident on May 4, 2018, on Skiff Mountain Road. She was 22 years old.

Known to her friends and family as Dede and “Bug” (due to her love of the outdoors and the creatures in it), she is survived by her father, George R. Silvernail of Lakeville; her mother, Sheri Lynn Foshay of Washington state; and three sisters, Abigail and Samantha of Lakeville and Kayla of Waterbury, Conn.

Gail A. (Meiner) Vaill

LAKEVILLE — Gail A. (Meiner) Vaill, 82, of 17 Cobble Road and Antigua, died on Feb. 28, 2018, at Noble Horizons.  She was the widow of James Vaill. 

Gail was born Oct. 3, 1935, in Hackensack, N.J., the daughter of the late Catherine (Vidler) and Gustav Meiner.

Gail was a well-respected artist and antique dealer. She owned the Bad Corner Antique Shop in Lakeville.

Memorial service: John A. Rosier

ASHLEY FALLS — A Service of Committal will be held on Saturday, May 5, at 11 a.m. in the Ashley Falls Cemetery for John A. Rosier, who died at  his home on March 2, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. All are invited to attend.

Fannie Place

PINE PLAINS — Fannie Place, 100, died April 25, 2018, at Vassar Brother’s Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

She was born on March 4, 1918, in Dover Plains, the daughter of Minnie (Lawrence) and Vernon J. Cookingham. 

Phyllis Pickert

ASHLEY FALLS — Phyllis Pickert of Ashley Falls, 89, died April 27, 2018, surrounded by her family.  

Born Phyllis May Coro in North Anson, Maine, on Feb. 11, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Amy (Otis) and Frank Coro.

She was a graduate of Anson Academy in North Anson and Nasson College in Springvale, Maine, and lived also in Keene, N.H., and Watertown, Conn., before settling in the Berkshires in the early 1960s. 

She was a resident of Ashley Falls for more than 50 years.