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Deborah Davidson Holland

LAKEVILLE — Deborah Davidson Holland, 75, died May 29, 2018, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. 

She was the loving wife of Albert E. Holland Jr.

Deborah was born Nov. 20, 1942, in New York, N.Y. She had a great love for art, design, music, and simple entertaining.

Judith Ann (Cahill) Hay

SHARON — Judith Ann (Cahill) Hay passed away peacefully at home on June 15, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

The daughter of Fredrick and Alice Cahill, she was born on April 29, 1943, in Sharon.

She spent many years as a bus monitor for the Pine Plains School and taking care of others as if they were her own. The remainder of her years were spent being a caring, compassionate wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Wayne A. Mahoney

WINSTED — Wayne A. Mahoney, 80, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2018, at the UConn Health Center in Farmington. 

He was born Aug. 26, 1937, in Winsted to May (Surdam) and Matthew Mahoney.  

The youngest of seven boys, he spent his childhood and much of his adult life in Norfolk.  

Wayne enlisted in the US Army and served in Korea. He was a respected painting contractor who trained others in the trade, and his integrity, work ethic and attention to detail kept his customers coming back. 

Memorial service: Dawn (Weaver) Spadaccini

NORTH CANAAN — Dawn (Weaver) Spadaccini passed on March 2, 2018. 

The family will hold a celebration of her life at the Canaan VFW, Post 685, 1104 S. Canaan Road, North Canaan, on Saturday, June 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 860-824-7537.

Polly Gaylord

COLEBROOK — Pauline “Polly” Elizabeth Moore Gaylord, 94, died peacefully on June 18, 2018, at Givens Estates in Asheville, N.C., her home for almost 15 years after moving from Biltmore Forest.

The widow of Robinson Gaylord, they had been married for 66 years at the time of his death in 2014.

Duncan Denny

NORFOLK — Duncan Denny, passed away at his home on June 19, 2018. 

He was born June 20, 1927, in New Rochelle, N.Y., to Dorothy and Cary Freeman Denny. 

 Duncan grew up in Pelham Manor, N.Y., and Norfolk. 

He graduated from South Kent School in 1945 and served in the Army Air Corps as a radar technician, stationed in the Azores. He is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., and Clark University in Worcester, Mass. 

Ann (Robinson) Noble

SALISBURY — Ann (Robinson) Noble, known to all as Debbie, died on April 27, 2018, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 95 years old. 

Debbie was born on Jan. 8, 1923, in Plainfield, N.J., to Gladys (Carter) and Howard Copland Robinson. She graduated from St. Anne’s School in Charlottesville, Va., and then from Edgewood Park Junior College in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. 

She married Peter Dunne Garvan in St. Mary’s Church in  Lakeville on May 9, 1942. 

Memorial service: Dawn (Weaver) Spadaccini

NORTH CANAAN — Dawn (Weaver) Spadaccini passed on March 2, 2018. 

The family will hold a celebration of her life at the Canaan VFW, Post 685, 1104 S. Canaan Road, North Canaan, on Saturday, June 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 860-824-7537.

Memorial service: Mildred K. Rick

SHARON — Mildred K. Rick, a former resident of Upper Main Street, died on May 14, 2018, at Noble Horizons. She was 98 years old and the widow of Walter H. “Ricky” Rick of Sharon. 

A summer celebration of Millie’s life will be held at the Sharon Historical Society on Saturday, July 7, at 3 p.m. 

The Kenny Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

James G. Law

NORTH CANAAN — James G. Law, 90, of North Canaan and formerly of Sheffield died on June 10, 2018.

He was born in Lindenhurst, Long Island, N.Y., on June 30, 1927, the son of Ann (Gilligan) and William C. Law.

James grew up in Lindenhurst and graduated from Lindenhurst High School in 1945. He enlisted in the Navy in January 1945 at the age of 17. Just before graduation from high school, he left for basic training in Sampson, N.Y.