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Obituaries

Richard E. Valentine

CRARYVILLE, N.Y.  —  Richard E. Valentine, 89, passed away on March 17, 2019, at Kimball Farms in Lenox, Mass.

He was born on April 6, 1929, in Bronx, N.Y., the son of Agnes (Kaminski) and Edward Valentine.

He proudly served his country with the United States Army.

Richard was a manager for IBM in Fishkill, N.Y.

He was a longtime member of the Craryville Fire Company, well into his 80s.  He also enjoyed driving new cars for dealerships.  

Mary Elizabeth Manning

LAKEVILLE — Mary Elizabeth Manning, 85, a lifelong area resident, died peacefully on March 15, 2019, at Hartford Hospital following a brief illness. 

Mary worked for many years as a bookkeeper for The Woodland Restaurant in Lakeville  and for the Shell gas station in Lakeville prior to her retirement in 2000.

Born July 1, 1933, in Sharon, she was the daughter of the late Mary H. (McLain) and George E. Barton. She graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School. 

Marian A. Doyle

PINE PLAINS — Marian A. Doyle, 97, passed away on March 11, 2019, at Sharon Health Care Center.

She was born on March 19, 1921,  in Pine Plains, the daughter of Anna (Gunther) and Arthur Adams.

Marian was an insurance agent for Stissing Insurance Co. in Pine Plains.

She enjoyed painting, sewing, knitting, needlepoint and crocheting. 

She was a past member of the Pine Plains Ladies Auxiliary.

Timothy Allan Swart

PINE PLAINS — Timothy Allan Swart passed away the evening of March 9, 2019, surrounded by family, at the age of 61. 

He was born on March 22, 1957, the son of Helen and Donald Swart, and was raised in Pine Plains. 

Tim was a lifelong caregiver, having worked for the Wassaic developmental center and the Red Hook Day Habilitation Center from 1976 until his retirement in 2012. Throughout his tenure and after, he was highly regarded as a beloved caregiver, co-worker and friend. 

Marjorie Anne LaMarque

NORTH CANAAN — Marjorie Anne LaMarque, née McCunn, 90, of Beckley House in North Canaan, passed away peacefully March 3, 2019, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington after a brief illness. She was attended by family members. 

Formerly of Topsham, Maine, Salem, S.C., Greenwich, Conn., and Rye, N.Y., Marjorie was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 28, 1929, and grew up in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., where the family moved in 1930. 

She was predeceased by her husband, John C. LaMarque; and her daughter, Allison. 

Robert C. Judge

CORNWALL BRIDGE — Robert C. Judge, 90, died at home surrounded by family on March 2, 2019.

Bob was born in Brockton, Mass., on May 31, 1928, to Nora (Shinnick) and Thomas E. Judge.

He graduated from Holy Cross College in 1950 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. During the junior prom with Regis College, he saw Mary Lou Gallagher across the room and asked her to dance. She was on the planning board for the dance and he was in charge of hiring a big band for the event. They married two years later and began their journey together.

Richard Allen Couch

NORTH CANAAN — Richard Allen Couch of North Canaan and formerly of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., died at home on Feb. 15, 2019. He was 80.  

Dick was born in Bremerton, Wash., on April 4, 1938, to Harriet Frances (Gilmor) and  Richard Bailey  Couch. 

His family moved to Bethesda, Md., where his father became the chief naval architect of the United States, and later to Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Nancy Marie Boyles

LAKEVILLE — Nancy Marie Boyles, 72, passed away March 5, 2019, at home with her family by her side.

She was born to the late Nelson Abraham Slater and Eva Mae Macfarlane on Oct. 5, 1946, in Johnson City, N.Y. 

Evelyn ‘E.J.’ Johnston

KENT — Evelyn “E.J.” Johnston died on Feb. 20, 2019, at the age of 90. 

Born in Minneapolis, Minn., E.J. transferred from Phillips Petroleum Company to their international office in New York City, where she enjoyed working and living for the next 30 years. 

She relished moving to Kent in retirement. 

E.J. enjoyed and cherished her circle of friends. 

Barbara Haupt

SALISBURY — Barbara Haupt, wife of Mike Haupt, died March 1, 2019, from Parkinson’s disease.

Barbara was in real estate, working in Wareham, Mass., for most of her career, before moving to Salisbury.