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Obituaries

Louise Annette Hunt

LAKEVILLE  — Louise Annette Hunt, 81, of Sharon Road, died peacefully July 31, 2019, at her home. 

Annette was born June 18, 1938, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Henry Gayle Hunt and Edna Nauert. She graduated from Indiana State University in 1960 and later moved to Connecticut. 

Robert M. ‘Bobby’ Bartolomeo Sr.

PINE PLAINS — Robert M. “Bobby” Bartolomeo Sr., 77, of Pine Plains passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 16, 2019.

Bobby was the co-owner/operator of West End Automotive in Pine Plains; he retired in 2004. He spent more than 40 years working in the family business, where he did auto repairs and pumped gas for their many customers, always with good humor and a smile for everyone who drove in.

John D. Greene

PINE PLAINS — John D. Greene of Pine Plains and New York City passed away Sept. 20, 2019, at the age of 87, at his home, GG FARM, with his wife and companion of 36 years, Gwen Greene, at his side.  

Theodore ‘Ted’ Stanfield

SHARON — Theodore “Ted” Stanfield passed away peacefully at his home in Sharon on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at the age of 81.

Ted was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., at the King’s County Hospital on July 4, 1938, the son of Winnie Mercer (Brown)and Theophilus Bramwell Stanfield of Newfoundland. He graduated from Manual Training High School in Brooklyn N.Y., then worked at Harris Intertype in the Research and Development Department as a toolmaker, leaving to serve in The Salvation Army as an officer for eight years. 

Donna Mae Jaromin

WASSAIC — Donna Mae Jaromin, 89, a longtime resident of Wassaic, passed away Sept. 10, 2019, at her home in Wassaic. 

Mrs. Jaromin was a building supervisor at the Wassaic Developmental Center for 35 years retiring in 1988. 

Born on May 13, 1930, in Deposit, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Grace (Zaruba) and  Clarence Kelsey Sr. 

Mrs. Jaromin proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On May 11, 1952 in Washington, D.C., she married George Jaromin, who died in 1987.

Craig Alan Summers

MILLERTON — Craig Alan Summers, 76, a lifelong Millerton resident, died unexpectedly on Sept. 15, 2019, at Sharon Hospital.

Mr. Summers recently retired following a 26-year career with the Salisbury School, where he worked as the gymnasium supervisor. 

Born Feb. 3, 1943, in Sharon, he was the son of the late Ruth and Lionel Summers. He was a 1961 graduate of Webutuck High School.  

On June 4, 1961, in Carmel, N.Y., he married Bonnie Hoag. Mrs. Summers survives at home. 

Robert D. Tompkins

SHARON — Robert D. Tompkins, 68, passed away on Aug. 28, 2019, at his home in Sharon after a brief illness. 

He was born on Nov. 29, 1951, in Pleasantville, N.Y., and was predeceased by his mother, Louise W. Carter, and step father, Lawson A. Carter of Salisbury; his sister, Carol T. Montgomery of Norcross, Ga.; and his father, Douglas H. Tompkins.

Mary Elizabeth (Brown) Monaco

SHARON — Mary Elizabeth (Brown) Monaco, 94, of Wellington, Fla., and Sharon, passed away peacefully on Feb. 7, 2019, in Wellington. 

Mary was born to the late Carlton Fiske Brown and Elizabeth Wade Kimball Brown of Marblehead, Mass., on Dec. 28, 1924 at Marblehead’s Mary Alley Hospital.

Raymond Edward Ovitt Sr.

FALLS VILLAGE — Raymond Edward Ovitt Sr., 83, of Falls Village died at home on Aug. 22, 2019.

He was a devoted and loving husband to Marie (Parmalee) Ovitt.

He was the loving father to Suzanne Palmer, Raymond Ovitt Jr., Marcy Brown, Cindy Rood, Leslie McDermott and James Ovitt; and grandfather to 14 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be held at Harvest Baptist Church in New Hartford.

Judith Suzanne Becker

NORTH CANAAN — Judith Suzanne Becker died Aug. 20, 2019, at her home in North Canaan after a brave battle with cancer. 

She was a long-time resident of Salisbury. 

She was born Jan. 30, 1940, in New Rochelle, N.Y., to Laura M. and Raymond H. Becker. 

Judy graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School in 1957; earned her BA from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., in 1961 and two master’s degrees from Rutgers University (Library Science, in 1962 and Bio Chemistry in 1967).