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.

Memorial service – Carol Stewart

NORTH CANAAN — Carol Stewart, the widow of Daniel Stewart, passed away March 6, 2011.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on July 16 at the Falls Village Congregational Church on Beebe Hill Road at 2 p.m. Family and friends are welcome. A reception at the church will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Canaan Volunteer Ambulance, 15 Main St., North Canaan, CT 06018.

Appreciation – A. Whitney Ellsworth

A. Whitney Ellsworth clearly put the same care and attention to his local commitments as he did to his international ones.

As a member of the Salisbury Housing Committee’s Board of Directors, he gave wise counsel regarding the low-income rental housing supported through the years by the Ellsworth family.

Most recently he gave meticulous attention to our bylaws and articles of incorporation so we would be ready to work with federal agencies to provide more low-income rental housing in Salisbury.

Death Notices June 30

Margaret A. Nicosia

WINSTED — Margaret A. Nicosia of Winsted died June 21, 2011. Funeral services were held June 24 at St. Joseph Church. Maloney Funeral Home has care of the arrangements.

John E. Drake

WINSTED — John E. Drake of Winsted died June 22, 2011. Graveside services were held June 27 at Forest View Cemetery. Montano-Shea Funeral Home has care of the arrangements.

Winfred H. Hurlbut

Janice ‘Jane’ Tiffany

DANIELSON, Conn. — Janice “Jane” Tiffany, 75, died June 16, 2011, at Villa Maria Nursing Home in Plainfield. She was the widow of Clifford P. Tiffany.

She was born in Winsted on Sept. 21, 1935, daughter of the late Ethel (Alexander) and John Duyser.

Mrs. Tiffany was a graduate of The Gilbert School in Winsted and the University of Connecticut and Rhode Island College. She taught for many years at Killingly Central School. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, Conn.

Ruth (Ryan) Alexander

FALLS VILLAGE — Ruth (Ryan) Alexander, 77, passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer on June 16, 2011, at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation in North Canaan. She was the widow of the late Alex Alexander.

She was born June 3, 1934, in Waterbury, Conn., the daughter of the late Julia (Maxwell) and Frances Ryan of Plymouth, Conn. Ruth was a graduate of Terryville High School.

With her second husband, Alex, who was a chef, and her family, she ran Alexander’s Village Inn in Falls Village from 1971 until 1986. She will be remembered as the hostess who greeted guests.

Death Notices June 23

Carroll E. Rines

Carroll E. Rines of Winsted died June 15, 2011. Graveside services were held June 22 at Forest View Cemetery. Maloney Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

John Teddick

John Teddick of Winsted died June 16, 2011. Funeral services were private. Maloney Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Martha Parent

Edgar George ‘Ed’ Barber

NORTH CANAAN — Edgar George “Ed” Barber, 90, of Margaret Lane died June 13, 2011, at The Kent in Kent. He was the husband of the late Mary Veronica (Reid) Barber.

Ed was born April 1, 1921, in Gregory, S.D., son of the late Stella (Baney) and Benjamin Barber. Ed was employed as a supervisor by the Long Island Lighting Company. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and enjoyed gardening, animals, babies, woodworking and reading.