Death Notices

Michael T. ‘Shorty’ Farrell

Michael T. “Shorty” Farrell, of Winsted, died April 15, 2017. Calling hours followed by a service were held April 22 at Montano-Shea Funeral Home. 


Frederick J.S. Humphrey

Frederick J.S. Humphrey, 86, of Winsted, died April 15, 2017. A Marine Corps Graveside Service will be held Friday, May 19 at Norfolk Center Cemetery. Montano-Shea Funeral Home has care of arrangements.


Pauline R. Le Mere

Paula V. Holmes

CORNWALL BRIDGE — Paula V. Holmes, 91, of Sheffield and formerly a 40-year resident of Cornwall Bridge, died April 17, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, at her home in Sheffield.  

She was born in Glen Cove on Long Island, N.Y., on June 23, 1925.  

Paula (with her husband) was an antiques dealer for 45 years, and traveled New England in search of many treasures. She was also an avid doll collector and a member of the Carousel Doll Club.  

Neil T. Junke

MILLBROOK — Neil T. Junke, 63, a lifelong area resident, died April 22, 2017, at The Grand at River Valley in Poughkeepsie.

Born on June 16, 1953, in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Victor and Margaret Pearl (Rice) and Victor Junke. Neil graduated from F.D. Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park.

He was part of the cafeteria staff for the Millbrook Central School District.

He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Adirondack Hiking Club. He loved the outdoors and liked to golf, ski, hike, kayak  and garden.

James Thomas Irwin

NORTH CANAAN — James Thomas Irwin, 82, of North Canaan, passed away on Feb. 7, 2017. 

Jim was born Feb. 8, 1934, in Winchester, son of the late James and Margaret Irwin. He had been a longtime resident of North Canaan, and a member of St. Joseph’s Church. 

He attended Housatonic Valley Regional High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959, receiving an honorable discharge. 

Kathleen C. Healy

MILLERTON — Kathleen C. Healy, 91, a 50-year resident of Millerton and formerly of Pine Plains, passed on to be with the Lord at her home on the evening of April 10, 2017, with her loving family by her side. 

Mrs. Healy worked as a therapy aide at the Wassaic Developmental Center prior to her retirement in 1983. 

Born Sept. 29, 1925, in Mamaroneck, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Agnes and Raymond McGeough. 

Christopher Peter Conway

SHARON — Christopher Peter Conway, 58, of New York City and Sharon, died April 23, 2017, in Houston, Texas.

Christopher was born in Paterson, N.J., the devoted and loving son of Elaine (Scharfenberg) and John Joseph Conway Jr. 

He was best friend and brother to Barbara (Conway) Boulay and her husband, Don Boulay, of Blandford, Mass.; attentive uncle to Jaime Boulay, Andre Boulay, his wife, Devon Boulay, and great-nephew Pierce Boulay, all of Northampton, Mass. 

David Worthington Hannegan

LAKEVILLE — David Worthington Hannegan died at his home in Lakeville on April 16, 2017 at the age of 90. David was born in 1926, the son of Roberts G. Hannegan and the former Elsie Taylor,  and grew up in Cheshire, Conn., with his brothers, Richard and Robert Jr., and sister Elizabeth.

He earned a Town Scholar scholarship at Cheshire Academy, where he distinguished himself again to earn a scholarship at Yale University.

Robert Carberry

SHARON — Robert Carberry, 95, died April 21, 2017. He was the husband of Doris (Cunningham) Carberry. 

Robert was born May 2, 1921, in Sharon, the son of the late Elena (Clum) and Joseph Carberry. He was a lifelong resident of Sharon. 

He served his country during World War II in the European Theater with the 259 Infantry Regiment. 

For many years he was an arborist and owned and operated Carberry Tree Service. He was a past member of the Connecticut Tree Protective Association. He also was the tree warden of Sharon. 

Joanne (Lock) Imholz

SALISBURY — Joanne (Lock) Imholz, 82, died April 24, 2017, in Salisbury. 

She was the daughter of the late Marion (Frank) and George Warren Lock.

She was predeceased by her former husband of 33 years, James H. Imholz.

She was born in Flushing, N.Y., and attended St. Agnes High School in College Point, N.Y., and St. John’s University in Brooklyn, where she received a speech scholarship. She starred in plays at the Sharon Playhouse.

Death Notices

John T. Bailey

John T. Bailey, of New Hartford, died March 21, 2017. Calling hours were held April 2 at Montano-Shea Funeral Home followed by a funeral service with Full Military Honors.


Eileen Ann Barrett

Eileen Ann Barrett, 63, of Provincetown, Mass. and formerly Winsted, died March 11, 2017. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, April 29 at St. Joseph Church, Winsted. Burial will follow in the Deming plot at Forest View Cemetery. Maloney Funeral Home has care of  arrangements.