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Obituaries

Jesus Aron Santos

LAKEVILLE — Jesus Aron Santos, 19, of Lakeville passed away in the late hours of Feb. 28, 2019.

Born Dec. 3, 1999, in Mexico Mazatlán Sinaloa to mother Modesta Santos and father Luis Quezada. 

Vincent J. Massarelli

MILLBROOK — Vincent J. Massarelli, 89, a longtime resident of Millbrook, passed away on March 1, 2019, at Sharon Health Care Center.  

Born on July 27, 1929, in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Josephine (Magnarella) and John Massarelli.   

He proudly served in the United States Air Force during World War II. Mr. Massarelli was employed as a manager at IBM in Fishkill, N.Y., and was a former Town of Washington justice and constable. 

Patricia (Barrett) Maggio

SOUTH EGREMONT — Patricia Maggio, born in Uhlenhorst, Germany, on Nov. 28, 1929, died at home in South Egremont on Feb. 27, 2019, following a period of declining health after a stroke in 2017.

She was the daughter of William and Clare Barrett and was raised in Switzerland with her brother, William, and her sister, Rosemary. 

The family moved to Pelham Manor, N.Y., in 1940. She graduated from Pelham High School and the Rhode Island School of Design, Class of 1953. 

Gregory L. McEnroe

AMENIA — Gregory L. McEnroe, 62, passed away at home on Feb. 24, 2019. 

Greg was born May 18,1956, to John C. “Jack” McEnroe and Esther McKee McEnroe, who predeceased him. 

Greg was a mason who built many beautiful fireplaces and stone walls in his younger years. 

His favorite things to do were hiking and exploring nature in the area and watching glorious sunsets from the porch on his home that he built. 

Margot H. Feely

CORNWALL — Margot H. Feely of New York City and Cornwall, died Feb. 23, 2019.  

A graduate in art history from Vassar College in 1952, she worked professionally for years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, first as a production editor, leading an entire department, and then as a senior editor, where she developed and oversaw the creation of a number of bestselling books, such as “Metropolitan Cats.” 

 Her devoted husband, Robert M. Feely, predeceased her on April 3, 2000.  

Nathaniel Maclyn Floyd

LAKEVILLE — Nathaniel Maclyn Floyd of Lakeville died on Feb. 15, 2019. 

He was born in New York City and grew up in San Francisco and Menlo Park before moving to Greenwich, Conn., when he was 12. 

He graduated from the Brunswick School, 1956, The Hotchkiss School, 1959, and Princeton University, 1964. He received an MA from The New School and a PhD from Yeshiva University, both in psychology.

Robert Allen Spaulding

MILLERTON — Robert Allen Spaulding, 85, a lifelong area resident, most recently of Noble Horizons in Salisbury, died peacefully on Feb. 24, 2019, at Noble Horizons. 

He was a professional well driller for Floods Well Drilling in Millerton for over 40 years.

Born Nov. 4, 1933, in Millerton, he was the son of the late Alice (Coons) and Willard Spaulding. 

Bob attended school locally and served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1952 to1954. 

He married Alice Lovett, who passed away in 2009.

Sidney W. Ball Sr.

AMENIA — Sidney W. Ball Sr., 60, of Amenia passed away on Feb. 21, 2019, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. 

Sid, as he was known to all, was born on Aug. 16, 1958, in Sharon to Nancy and Gerald (Drum) Ball. 

Since the age of 14 Sid could be found working on many local farms, including the McEnroe Organic Farm. 

In appreciation: Polly Rodie

When we moved to the area about 33 years ago, the Rodies, Bob and Polly and their little dog MacGregor, were pretty much the first people to welcome us. Settling in to Richard’s new job as director of the Housatonic Mental Health Center, helping our 7- and 10-year-olds adjust to a new school — all the things one has to do with a thousand-mile move — left little time to really get to know our neighbors.

James Durwood Ellis Sr.

MILLERTON — James Durwood Ellis Sr., 84, of Waddington, N.Y., and Millerton passed away on Feb. 13, 2019, at Vassar Bros. Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., with his three sons at his side. 

He was born Feb. 9, 1935, the son of the late Grace and Carl Ellis of Waddington. 

In July 1952, he married Nora Wing, a marriage that lasted for 64-and-a-half years. Mrs. Ellis passed away on Jan. 26, 2017.

He worked in a milk factory at a very young age and he drove Uke trucks during the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway.