Vivienne E. Ambery

SHARON — Vivienne E. Ambery, 84, formerly of Sharon, died Nov. 7, 2011, at Sharon Hospital. She was the widow of the late John Mott and Thomas Ambery.

The Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon has charge of arrangements.

A complete obituary will follow in the Nov. 17 issue of The Lakeville Journal.

In memoriam - Laura (Van Doren) Brazee

To My Mother

I Love You

You’ve made me who I am today

In your own special way.

Your wisdom and strength

Will forever thrive in our

Hearts and memories.

I know you are watching over me,

As I take care of our family

With everything you taught me.

I love you and I always will.


Your family


Carly E. Brazee

Appreciation - Jim Bates

Occasionally in life one encounters a special someone whose similar interests and involvements help to create a lasting friendship.

For me, Jim Bates was just such a person, and I and everyone in Salisbury will dearly miss Jim and his community involvement, which was done with such warmth and dedication.

Jim learned early on as a student at Salisbury School that giving back to the community was a vitally important part of his being. He embraced the lesson of service to others for the rest of his life.

Death Notices November 4

Lisa S. Nelson
Lisa S. Nelson, 46, of New Hartford, died Oct. 23, 2011. Calling hours and a memorial service were held Oct. 29 at Cook Funeral Home in Torrington.

Alfred Sherwood Ongley

NORTH CANAAN — Alfred Sherwood Ongley, 83, of Railroad Street in North Canaan went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 28, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Al was born Feb. 8, 1928, at Sharon Hospital. He was the son of the late Irene (Parsons) and Alfred E. Ongley.

Al served in the U.S. Navy as a cook in the landing craft infantry in World War II. He enjoyed bowling, gardening, fishing, birds and baking. He was a member of the Northwest Rod & Gun Club.

Al was married to the love of his life, Nancy (Saunders) Ongley, on Sept. 26, 1953, in Granby, Conn.

Nancy L. Dillon-Kinney

AMENIA — Nancy L. Dillon-Kinney, 85, died Oct. 26, 2011, at the Sharon Health Care Center. She was the devoted wife of Harold W. “Chuck” Kinney.

Nancy was born Feb. 2, 1926, in Pittston, Pa., a daughter of the late Anna M. and Thomas J. Dillon and a niece to the late John J. Smith, all formerly of Lakeville. Nancy was a resident of Amenia and Lakeville for most of her life.

Frederick J. Bate Jr.

WEST CORNWALL — Frederick J. Bate Jr., 92, of West Cornwall Road, died Oct. 25, 2011, at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North Canaan. He was the husband of the late Doris (Broe) Bate.

Mr. Bate was born Feb. 7, 1919, in North Canaan, the son of the late Helen (Rhodes) and Frederick Bate. He was a 1937 graduate of Canaan High School.

He was a World War II veteran and was a specialty cook at Camp Crowder, Mo. He owned and ran F.J. Bate Meat Market in West Cornwall for many years.

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