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Anna Beebe Rosseter

NORTH CANAAN— Anna Beebe Rosseter, 99, passed away Nov. 9, 2011, at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Anna was born in Winsted on Dec. 27, 1911, to Agnes S. and Herbert S. Beebe.

When Anna was a small child, the family moved to Lakeville. She graduated from Lakeville High School. Anna was a telephone operator for more than 30 years, working for the New England Telephone and Taconic Telephone companies.

In her later years, she enjoyed spinning at the Salisbury Antiques Festival.

In memoriam: Vivienne Elizabeth Mott Ambery

An earthly angel has been summoned back to the sky.

She was a gift, just like baby Jesus was to you and I.

I call her name, but there is no response.

Everything is silent, and I cannot hear her song.

Something is wrong, something is not right,

for my angel is gone and I no longer see her light.

Why did she go?

Where has she gone?

Somewhere over the rainbow,

where all questions are now known.

Love your niece,

Dorothy (Barth) Rossman

A memorial service for Dorothy (Barth) Rossman, 94, will be held Nov. 17 at St. Patrick’s Church in Millerton. Arrangements are under the care of the Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon. A full obituary will appear in the Nov. 24 Lakeville Journal.

Gail Whitehill-Marciano

LITCHFIELD — Gail Jane Whitehill-Marciano, 57, a lifelong resident of Litchfield, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, as a result of an unfortunate journey with cancer.

Death Notices November 10

James H. Richardson

James H. Richardson, 60, of Barkhamsted, died Oct. 7, 2011. A memorial service was held Nov. 5 at the First Congregational Church of Barkhamsted. Montano-Shea Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

Frances (Poll) O’Connor

Frances (Poll) O’Connor, 75, of Norfolk, died Oct. 26, 2011. Calling hours were held Nov. 1 and a Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 2 at Immaculate Conception Church. Kenny Funeral Home in Norfolk has care of arrangements.

Christopher Stanley Smith

CORNWALL — Christopher Stanley Smith, 89, of Geer Village and formerly of Cornwall passed away at Rose Haven in Litchfield on Nov. 4, 2011. He was the husband of the late Honor Helen (Boyd) Smith.

He grew up in New Haven and attended the Foote School and Hopkins Grammar. He went on to the Forman School in Litchfield and graduated from Deerfield Academy and from Bard College the Art School of Columbia University in 1947. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, from 1942 to 1945.

Irving John ‘Wings’ Wasley Jr.

SHARON — Irving John “Wings” Wasley Jr., loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at home on Nov. 4, 2011, at the age of 83. He was the husband of Barbara (Morren) Wasley for 55 years.

Born Sept. 10, 1928, in Bristol, Conn., he was the son of the late Helen (Perkins) and Irving John Wasley Sr.

William H. Newton

SOUTH KENT — William H. Newton, 92, of South Kent, died Nov. 1, 2011, at New Milford Hospital. He was the husband of the late Charlotte (Hagman) Newton, whom he married on Valentine’s Day in 1943. Mrs. Newton died April 16, 2011.

Mr. Newton was born in South Kent on February 28, 1919, the son of the late Leroy S. and Hazel (Ketchell) Newton.

He was a graduate of Kent Center School and attended night school at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. He was a lifetime dairy farmer.

Ruth Hannah (Wiener) Klemens

SALISBURY ­— Ruth Hannah (Wiener) Klemens, beloved wife of Paul Klemens, passed away on Oct. 29, 2011, after a courageous struggle with cancer. She had been a resident of Connecticut since 1967, living first in Manchester, then in Storrs, before moving to West Hartford this year.

Although her profession was as a foreign language teacher, she was also a respected educator and frequent lecturer on the Holocaust. Her courage as a survivor gave her an international platform to remind the world: “Never again.”

Laura (Van Doren) Brazee

SALISBURY— Laura (Van Doren) Brazee, 53, passed away Nov. 5, 2011, at Sharon Hospital in the company of her family, with her husband, Danny, holding her hand.

Laura was born in New York City in 1958. Her family moved to Cornwall in the mid-1960s. She attended Housatonic Valley Regional High School and the University of Connecticut.

Laura was a partner in Lally and Associates of West Cornwall, and was employed by N.R.S. of Lakeville, leaving to become a fulltime mom for her children, Peter and Carly, and her stepson, Danny Jr.