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Gabor ‘Gabby’ Farkas

AMENIA — Gabor “Gabby” Farkas, 74, died at his home on July 10, 2011, surrounded by loving family and friends.

He was born in Tet, Hungary, on Jan. 14, 1937, the son of the late Margit and Gyula Farkas. In January 1957, he made the journey from Tet alone to the United States to begin a new life. Here he met his loving wife Elizabeth Pinczes, who also made the journey to the United States with her own family.

On Nov. 26, 1960, they wed at the Immaculate Conception Church in Amenia.

He was retired, and had worked at Kent Manufacturing Company and A.W. Manufacturing as a machinist.

Jean Hunker

NORTH CANAAN — Jean Hunker, who was born Feb. 29, 1960, the daughter of the late Mary Ann and Arthur “Butch” Hunker, passed away peacefully June 29, 2011, in Ardmore, Okla.

She is survived by a daughter, Danielle Hunker Myers and her husband, Keith, of Ellenton, Fla.; her brothers, Robert Hunker of North Canaan and John and Linda Hunker of Ashley Falls, Mass.; a grandson, Mason Myers; and two nephews, Jake and Erik Hunker.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Myers.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Michael Wilmarth Mallozzi

ANCRAM — Michael Wilmarth Mallozzi, 29, died July 1, 2011, in a motorcycle accident.
He was born in Sharon on June 25, 1982, the son of Lou Ann (Wilmarth) and Theodore Mallozzi of Pine Plains.

Mike attended Pine Plains schools and earned his GED from Dutchess County BOCES.
He trained as a diesel technician at WyoTech in Blairsville, Pa.

He was first employed by Eagle Diesel in Kingston, N.Y., and most recently worked at Stanford Machine Manufacturing Co. as a CNC operator.

In his spare time, he enjoyed rehabilitating older vehicles.

Scott J. Morey

ANCRAMDALE — Scott J. Morey, 49, died July 9, 2011, at Geer Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in North Canaan.
He was born in Rhinebeck on May 24, 1962, the son of Imogene B. (Chamer) Morey and the late Williard F. “Bull” Morey.

Scott was employed by Kimberly Clark Corporation.
He was a member of the Ancram Fire Company and received the first Fireman of the Year Award.

June F. Stanton

LAKEVILLE — June F. Stanton, 96, formerly of Farnam Road, died July 7, 2011, at Noble Horizons. She was the loving wife of the late John Stanton.

June was born June 30, 1915, in Millerton, daughter of the late Caroline (Sickendick) and Fred Barth.

For many years she worked for the Salisbury Bank & Trust Co. She was a cofounder of the Ladies Auxiliary and also was involved with the Lakeville Democratic Town Committee and other civic activities. She was a longtime communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Lakeville.

Memorial service – Martha Porter

SALISBURY — There will be a party in celebration of the life of Martha Porter on Friday, July 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lakeville town Grove.

Ruth (Schmirer) Monroe

SHARON — Ruth (Schmirer) Monroe of Cornwall Bridge and Sharon quietly passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford on July 10, 2011.

She was born April 17, 1917, the daughter of Emily and Max Schmirer.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Helen and Hazel; her husband, Spencer C. Monroe; and her daughter, Sue (Monroe) Segalla.

She was first and foremost a wife, mother and homemaker.

Evelyn Hughes

STANFORDVILLE — Evelyn Hughes, 85, passed away on July 4, 2011, at Sharon Health Care Center.

She was born in Yonkers, N.Y., on Nov. 21, 1925, the daughter of the late Catherine and Charles Cavagnaro.

On July 13, 1947, she married Jack Hughes in Yonkers. Jack and Evelyn moved to Stanfordville in 1962. He predeceased her on March 2, 2007.

Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker and worked at the Carousel during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

She is survived by her son, John Hughes and his wife, Gail, of Stanfordville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Kenneth B. Rutledge

NORTH CANAAN — Kenneth B. Rutledge, 93, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., died June 28, 2011. He was the husband of the late Thelma Rutledge.

Mr. Rutledge was born June 3, 1918, in New York City, N.Y., the son of the late Ann (Kennedy) and James T. Rutledge.

A smart and colorful man, he served as a lieutenant during World War II. Following his service to our country, Mr. Rutledge began a career with the U.S. Postal Service, retiring as postmaster with the North Canaan post office.

He cherished his wife of 62 years and his family.

Florence Shoifet

MILLERTON — Florence Shoifet, 88, a longtime Millerton resident, died June 29, 2011, at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

For 25 years, Miss Shoifet was a supervisor at the Gateway Drive-In Restaurant. She also worked for the Senior Nutrition Center in Lakeville.

Born March 25, 1923, in Sharon, she was the daughter of late Rose (Weiner) and the Rabbi Barnett Shoifet. She was a 1941 graduate of Housatonic Regional High School.