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In appreciation: Virginia Tatsapaugh Meili

To the wonderful people at Sharon Hospital,

On behalf of the family of Virginia (Tatsapaugh) Meili, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for the compassionate care you gave her in the last days of her life. 

Your kind consideration helped to ease everyones’ pain. 

Joseph ‘Joe’ Solan

NORTH CANAAN — Joseph “Joe” R. Solan, 89, husband of Teresa (Perotti) Solan, passed away peacefully at his home in North Canaan, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, June 2, 2018. 

Joe was an all-around good guy! 

Joe was born in Sharon on Jan. 14, 1929. He was the son of Margaret (Donlon) and Richard Solan of Lakeville. 

After his graduation from Housatonic Valley Regional High School in 1948, Joe joined the U.S. Air Force, where he became an aircraft mechanic working on the B-17 and P51 Mustang. 

Peter Walters

SHARON — Peter Walters of Sharon, and formerly of Vero Beach, Fla., and Dumont, N.J., passed away on June 1, 2018, at the age of 76. 

Peter was born on July 13, 1941, in Christiansburg, Va., to the late Elizabeth and Russell Walters. 

Robert V. Rider Jr.

SALISBURY — Robert V. Rider Jr., 91, passed peacefully on May 26, 2018, at Noble Horizons. 

Virginia Lee (Tatsapaugh) Meili

AMENIA — Virginia Lee (Tatsapaugh) Meili, 59, passed away surrounded by her loving family and friends on June 2, 2018, at Sharon Hospital.

Virginia was born on March 19, 1959, in Great Barrington, the daughter of Marion L. Tatsapaugh and the late William R. Tatsapaugh Sr.

Marion McLain

WINSTED — Marion McLain, 94, passed away, surrounded by all of her loved ones, at Noble Horizons on May 24, 2018. 

Marion was born in Winsted on May 12, 1924. She was predeceased by her parents, Violet and Hollis Dow; and her husband, Charles McLain. 

Marion worked as an assembler for General Electric and she retired from ITW in 1984 after 20 years. 

Janet Marie Mahar

AMENIA — Janet Marie Mahar, 71, a longtime resident of Amenia, passed away on May 26, 2018, at Sharon Hospital. 

Mrs. Mahar was a caring registered nurse at several state institutions throughout the Hudson Valley including the Wassaic Developmental Center, Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center and the Hudson River Psychiatric Center, retiring in 2001. 

Mrs. Mahar also worked at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 

Born on July 5, 1946, in Utica, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Doris (Smith) and Norman Seemann. 

In appreciation: Greysen Joseph Gregory

Little Greysen Joseph has taken his journey to heaven. His loss will continue to be felt by many, especially his mother (Mary AuClaire), Nana Sherry and his close family, who played a big part in his short life. 

A special thank you to the Kenny Funeral Home for taking such great care of us and Greysen in our saddest of times, knowing how hard this was on you also. 

Greysen Joseph Gregory

NORTH CANAAN — Greysen Joseph Gregory passed away at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, where he was born just 2 and a half years ago.  

On May 26, 2018, Greysen lost his battle with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a very rare kidney disease.

Greysen is survived by his loving mother, Mary AuClaire of North Canaan and his loving father, Joseph Gregory and his girlfriend, Tracie Makula, of Morris, Conn.

Kris Littledale

FALLS VILLAGE — There will be a gathering to celebrate the life of Kris Littledale, who died in late January 2018, on Saturday, June 9, at his home at 159 Belden St. in Falls Village,  from noon to 4 p.m. 
Kris’ fraternity brothers  from  George Washington University will be present, along with hunting/shooting  friends from this area. Friends and associates are invited; if you plan to attend, please leave your name at 860-824-0794.

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