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Obituaries

Clarice St. Charles Gilderdale

SHARON — Clarice St. Charles Gilderdale, 82, passed peacefully on Oct. 22, 2011, a beautiful autumn day in Tempe, Ariz., surrounded by family and loved ones.

Born in Sharon on Nov. 27, 1929, she was a warm, outgoing, artistic and cheerful person with many friends.She was never bashful about meeting new people or going on adventures. Her loves included her family, animals, motorcycle riding and painting.

Barbara Hanson

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. —Barbara Hanson (Casey), of Maplewood and formerly of Montevideo, Minn., was reunited with her God on Oct. 6, 2011 at The Seasons at Maplewood. She was 69.

Memorial services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Montevideo with Father Jim Devorak and Father Pat Casey as celebrants. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A visitation with family was held on Monday, Oct. 10, with a prayer vigil at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Montevideo.

Death Notices October 28

Philip J. Parsons

Philip J. Parsons, of Winsted, died Oct. 18, 2011. Calling hours were held Oct. 21, and funeral services were held Oct. 22 at Maloney Funeral Home, 55 Walnut St., Winsted. Burial was in St. Joseph New Cemetery. Maloney Funeral Home had care of arrangements.

 

James T. Wilber

Iolanda ‘Dolly’ Canevari

MILLERTON — Iolanda “Dolly” Canevari, 94, of Millerton died Oct. 23, 2011, at the Sharon Health Center. She was the daughter of the late Caroline and John Canevari.

Miss Canevari was born Feb. 2, 1917, in New York City. She was a telephone operator for the Taconic Telephone Company. She later worked in housekeeping at Olde Mill of Irondale in Millerton.

Carol (Jones) Coons

STANFORDVILLE — Carol (Jones) Coons, 73, a lifelong area resident, passed away peacefully on Oct. 16, 2011, at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, surrounded by her children, daughter-in-law, son-in-law and family.

Carol was born Dec. 26, 1937, in Bronx, N.Y., the daughter of the late Anna (Tulke) and John Joseph Jones.

James E. Knapp

KENT — James E. Knapp, 66, of Maple Street in Kent passed away Oct. 17, 2011.

He was born Oct. 2, 1945, in Waterbury, Conn., a son of the late Marion (Winters) and Theodore Ambrose Knapp Sr.

He worked in Kent at his father’s store, The Kent Milk Bar and at the Kent Pharmacy.

He also worked at the Lake-ville Food Center, Baird’s Store, Yutzler’s Store, Ellsworth Hill Farm and Gold Shield Security.

He served in the U. S. Army from October 1968 to November 1970.

Harry Lorne MacKinnon Jr.

AMENIA—Harry Lorne MacKinnon Jr., 87, passed away on Oct. 20, 2011, in Sharon. He was a longtime resident of the area, moving to Millerton in 1971 and later to Amenia. He was a lifetime dairy farmer, last working at Elmvue Farm before retiring.

Harry was born June 4, 1924, in Somerville, Mass., the son of the late Harry Lorne Sr. and Minnie (Archibald) MacKinnon. He honorably served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War.

Sylvia Sartori

NORTH CANAAN — Sylvia Sartori, 92, of East Canaan, passed away Oct. 17, 2011, at Geer Village. She was the widow of John Sartori.

Sylvia was born April 7, 1919, in North Canaan, daughter of the late Lena (Colli) and John Togninalli.

She was employed at General Electric in Norfolk, and retired from Becton Dickinson in North Canaan.

Sylvia was an avid outdoors person, with a love of her family, her friends, her gardens, her home, and all animals, especially her beloved cocker spaniels. She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in North Canaan.

James Harrison Bates

SALISBURY — James Harrison Bates, 81, loving husband, beloved father, adoring grandfather and dynamic educator, passed away peacefully on Oct. 14, 2011. Always the optimist, Jim was a cheerful and steady presence for his family, showing the warmth and humor that characterized his life to the very end.

John M. Huggins

LAKEVILLE — John M. Huggins, 71, of Houston, Texas, died in Houston Oct. 5, 2011, after a long illness. He and his family spent summers in Lakeville and Sharon.

Born in Quanah, Texas, John grew up in the Texas Panhandle town of Plainview, where he played high school football, ran track and learned to play golf.