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Obituaries

Memorial service - Irma Carlotto Riva

NORTH CANAAN — Irma Carlotto Riva, 91, of Dacula, Ga., and formerly of North Canaan, died Dec. 17, 2010. She was the widow of Oresta “Red” Riva.

Mrs. Riva was a native of Housatonic, Mass., and had lived in the Atlanta, Ga., area for the past five years. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph’s Church in North Canaan.

Mariba A. Lasher

RHINEBECK, N.Y. — Mariba A. Lasher, 71, passed away on April 13, 2011, at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck.
She was born in Poughkeepsie on Nov. 7, 1939, the daughter of Bertha and Pete Deyo.

Mrs. Lasher was a homemaker.

Marchello William Perotti

NORTH CANAAN — Marchello William Perotti, 96, of Granite Avenue Extension died April 13, 2011, at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North Canaan. He was the husband of the late Clara Josephine (Brighenty) Perotti, who died in 2004.

Marchello was born April 19, 1914, in Lime Rock, the son of the late Giuseppina (Donitini) and Giacondo Perotti.

Marchello was employed as a foreman for the Tri-State Reserve Company. He worked for the company from 1951 until his retirement in 1981.

Donald R. ‘Pete’ Hart Jr.

CORNWALL — Donald R. “Pete” Hart Jr., beloved husband of Elvira “Vera” (Horvath) Hart, died April 17, 2011. He was 93. A lifelong resident of New Britain, Conn., until late in his retirement years, he was truly part of the “Greatest Generation.”

Donald R. ‘Pete’ Hart Jr.

CORNWALL — Donald R. “Pete” Hart Jr., beloved husband of Elvira “Vera” (Horvath) Hart, died April 17, 2011. He was 93. A lifelong resident of New Britain, Conn., until late in his retirement years, he was truly part of the “Greatest Generation.”

Bertha E. Hanley

MILLERTON — Bertha E. Hanley, 95, of West Hartford died April 10, 2011. She was born in Millerton on March 16, 1916, the daughter of the late Margaret (Sweeney) and William Hanley.

She resided most of her life in West Springfield, Mass.

Bertha is survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Margaret Wheeler, Catherine Hanley, Cecelia Hoffman and Florence Hurley; her brothers, William Jr., Joseph and Charles Hanley.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated April 15 at St. Patrick’s Church in Millerton. Interment followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Death Notices

Margaret Gillen

RIVERTON — Margaret Gillen of Riverton died March 30, 2011. Funeral services were held April 8 at St. Joseph’s Church, Winsted. Maloney Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

Richard A Haight

NEW HARTFORD — Richard A. Haight of New Hartford died April 3, 2011. A memorial service was held April 7 at Cook Funeral Home.

Marion Hart Kittredge

WINSTED — Marion Hart Kittredge of Sebring, Fla., a longtime resident of Winsted, died March 24, 2011. Dowden Funeral Home of Sebring has care of arrangements.

Sean M. O’Connell

AMENIA — Sean M. O’Connell, 54, was tragically shot and killed near his home in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on April 1, 2011.

He was born Oct. 28, 1956, in Bronxville, N.Y., the son of Marion O’Connell of Bronxville and the late Joseph O’Connell.

In 2006 he married Lucinda Schutt in St. Thomas, where he resided for the last seven years.

Susan M. Trager

CORNWALL BRIDGE — Susan M. Trager died March 22, 2011, at her home in Laguna Beach, Calif.
She was a longtime water and environmental attorney, who for 30 years represented property owners, public agencies and municipalities across California. Ms. Trager, who recently described herself as a “behind-the-scenes” lawyer, rarely made headlines with her work.

In one of her most prominent cases, she won a $43.2 million jury verdict for the owner of land condemned by a water agency to build a Riverside County reservoir. The judge in the case increased the award to $50 million.

Appreciation

Christopher Morley

Knowing Christopher Morley was a gift and an honor, one this community will cherish forever. He loved life and lived it to its fullest in every way that he could. With everyone he knew, he shared his love for the arts, children, the town of Falls Village, the Falls Village Children’s Theater, the D.M. Hunt Library, Shakespeare & Company, The Little Guild, Companion Pet Rescue and so many other organizations of which there are too many to list.