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Obituaries

Kenneth L. Hoadley

AMENIA — Kenneth L. Hoadley, 88, died March 17, 2011. He was born in South Woodstock, Vt., on Aug. 19, 1922, to the late Edith (Ransom) and Forrest H. Hoadley.

He attended Rutland, Vt., schools and graduated from Becker College in Worcester, Mass.

Called to active service in World War II, he served three years in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was discharged with the rank of corporal, the same rank managed by his ancestor, Thomas Hoadley, in the Revolutionary War.

Victor L. Becker

BARKHAMSTED — Victor L. Becker Sr., 87, of Riverton Road, died unexpectedly on March 13, 2011, at his home. He was the husband of Jean (Morena) Becker.

Born in Bridgeport on Feb. 1, 1924, he was the eldest son of the late Emma (Smith) and John Becker and had lived in Barkhamsted for the past seven years.

Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as a letter carrier for the U. S. Postal Service for 41 years. He was also a Navy veteran of World War II.

Salvatore A. Bordonaro

WINSTED — Salvatore A. Bordonaro, 83, died March 11, 2011, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. He was the husband of Helen (Eckel) Bordonaro.

Mr. Bordonaro was born in Winsted on July 18, 1927, son of the late Concettina and Gaetano Bordonaro. He was a lifelong Winsted resident. He was a proud veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Helping the citizens of South Korea ignited his passion for social work.

Jamie O. DeBerry

FALLS VILLAGE — Jamie O. DeBerry, 43, died March 10, 2011, while vacationing with a co-worker in Ambato, Ecuador.

Jamie was born Feb. 8, 1968, at Sharon Hospital. He was a son of Pauline (Miller) DeBerry of Falls Village and the late James DeBerry.

Jamie was a graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Following graduation, he went to work for the Specialty Minerals Company in North Canaan, where he was still employed as a Wire Technician II.

Jamie devoted his life to his four children. He enjoyed traveling and cooking, especially grilling.

Francoise (Dearden) Bartlett

SALISBURY — Francoise (Dearden) Bartlett died on March 7, 2011. She was born on May 29, 1936, in Springfield, Mass.

She was the daughter of William Hunter Dearden, founder of the Ware River News in Ware, Mass., and Alma Dearden. She graduated from Barnard College cum laude with a BA in English in 1958, and pursued a career in publishing, first at Doubleday, then as editor at Holt Rinehart and Winston and later as managing editor at G&H Soho in Hoboken, N.J.

After retiring, she served as docent for the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, N.Y.

James W. Carroll

AMENIA — James W. Carroll, 46, died March 7, 2011, at Sharon Hospital. He was the husband of Helene (McGhee) Carroll, whom he married in Amenia on Feb. 28, 1987.

Born Feb. 13, 1965, in Sharon, he was the son of Judith (Baker) and Philip T. Carroll.

Mr. Carroll owned and operated JWC Lawn Care in Amenia. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed farming, and participating with his daughters in 4-H.

Nancy Offenhauser

AMENIA — Nancy Offenhauser, D.C., who maintained a neighborhood chiropractic office in Amenia since 1995, died suddenly of cardiac arrest on March 7, 2011.

Born Dec. 30, 1948, and raised in New Canaan, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Helen and Bill Offenhauser.

Dr. Offenhauser, a familiar and popular resident of Amenia, was a 1970 graduate of Smith College and later of National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Ill., where she also studied acupuncture.

Elizabeth Starr ‘Libby’ McClintock

MILLERTON — Elizabeth Starr “Libby” McClintock, 66, died on March 2, 2011, following a riding accident in the back country of the Zona Cafetera of Colombia, South America.

She is survived by Joe Rinaldi and his son, Tim, of Millerton and New York; and her sisters, Mary (McClintock) Dusenbury and her husband, Jerry Kenneth Dusenbury, of Attica, Kan., and Lucy (McClintock) Calhoun and her husband, Grady Clay Calhoun, of Covington, Ga.

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Reed Pitcher

SHARON — Elizabeth “Betty” Reed Pitcher, 90, of Gay Street died at Sharon Hospital on March 12, 2011. She was the wife of Everett “Bub” Pitcher.

Betty was born in Sharon on Jan. 24, 1921, the daughter of the late Margaret (Reed) and Eugene Callahan.

She was a postal worker for many years. Both Betty and Bub enjoyed going to dances when they were in high school. They were married Nov. 15, 1941. They both enjoyed watching and rooting for the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team.

David C. Greenwood Jr.

NEW HARTFORD — David C. Greenwood Jr., 60, died March 4, 2011, at his home surrounded by his beloved family. He was the loving husband of Mary Beth (Carver) Greenwood for 18 years.

Born July 3, 1950, in Hartford, he was a son of David C. Greenwood Sr. and the late Doris (Blaha) Greenwood.