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Obituaries

Esther M. Clark

SHARON — Esther M. Clark, 89, of Amenia Road died Aug. 31, 2011, at Sharon Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Mary (Hazard) and Albert E. Clark.

Esther was born in Sharon on Nov. 27, 1921. She was a graduate of the Sharon high school in 1939 and attended the Krissler Business School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

She worked for Attorney Sully Burman in Sharon and then worked at the Sharon Colonial Bank. For many years she was a probate court judge for the town of Sharon. She loved to bowl in her free time.

Margaret (Halpin) Davidson

NORTH CANAAN — Margaret (Halpin) Davidson, 94, formerly of North Canaan, passed away Aug. 30, 2011, at Noble Horizons. She was the widow of Robert M. Davidson and for many years served as assessor for North Canaan.

She was born in Lenox, Mass., on April 25, 1917, and was the daughter of the late Margaret and Michael Halpin.

John G. Dell

SALISBURY — John G. Dell, 90, passed away at his home in Salisbury on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. A full obituary will appear in the Sept. 15 Lakeville Journal and Millerton News.

Anne ‘Nancy’ (Rudd) Eddy

SALISBURY — Anne “Nancy” (Rudd) Eddy, 83, died at home Aug. 23, 2011, due to complications from a series of strokes.

Anne “Nancy” Kennard Rudd was born in Glenridge, N.J., on Oct. 24, 1928, to Emily (Hayward) and Theodore Oliver Rudd. She was the great-great granddaughter of the 23rd governor of Connecticut, Alexander Hamilton Holley, and the 11th generational descendant of Capt. John Holly (‘e’ added in 1790) and Lt. Jonathan Rudd, both of Connecticut.

Memorial - John Falconer Fisher III

SALISBURY — A celebration of the life of John “Jack” Falconer Fisher III will be held at Race Brook Lodge (Stagecoach) on Route 41 in Sheffield, Mass., on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. Jack passed away June 14, 2011, at the age of 97.

Cecelia Delores (Tanner) Ralph

EAST CANAAN — Cecelia Delores (Tanner) Ralph, 67, passed away at home on Aug. 30, 2011, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous year-long battle with cancer.

She was born in North Canaan on Aug. 2, 1944, the daughter of the late Bertha (McCauley) Tanner and Arthur Tanner Sr. of Millerton.

She is survived by her loving husband, Richard G. Ralph, with whom on Oct. 14 they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Her greatest joy in life was her family. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

Richard Bradley Wells

SALISBURY —Richard Bradley Wells, 77, of Fairfield, Conn., passed away at his home on Sept. 1, 2011.

He was born Dec. 26, 1933, in Bridgeport, Conn., and graduated from Roger Ludlowe High School in Fairfield in 1951. Richard entered the U.S. Navy in 1953 and served aboard the USS Taconic until 1957.

He was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed watching any team that beat the New York Yankees.

Death Notices September 2

Alfred H. Johnson

WINSTED — Alfred H. Johnson, 72, of Winsted died Aug. 26, 2011. Funeral services were held Aug. 31 at St. Joseph Church. Maloney Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

Molly Erin Kasik

NEW HARTFORD — Infant Molly Erin Kasik of New Hartford died Aug. 27, 2011. A Mass of the Angels was held Aug. 30 at Immaculate Conception Church. Montano-Shea Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

Anne (Rudd) Eddy

LAKEVILLE — Anne (Rudd) Eddy, 73, died at home after a series of strokes on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. There will be a memorial service at a date to be announced later. A full obituary will appear in the Sept. 8 Lake­ville Journal.

Robert Landon Belcher

FALLS VILLAGE — Robert Landon Belcher, 57, of Roanoke, Va., formerly of Falls Village, passed away July 30, 2011.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Ellen Belcher; his sons, Ryan and Cory Belcher; his parents, John Belcher of Torrington and Priscilla Belcher of Falls Village; his sister, Pamela Belcher of Atlanta, Ga.; and numerous close family and friends.

Bob loved being a dad. He coached youth recreational and travel soccer.

He worked in the IT field for 35 years and began his IT career at Colonial Bank.