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Obituaries

Gale (Courey) Toensing

FALLS VILLAGE — Gale (Courey) Toensing, 71, died peacefully surrounded by family members on Feb. 5, 2018.

She was born on April 7, 1946, in Montreal, the daughter of Mae (Kenmey) and Philip Courey. She emigrated to the United States and became a citizen. She received her MFA from Norwich University.

Gale worked in publishing and journalism. Most recently she was a staff writer for Indian Country Today. Over the years she received many awards for her writing.

In appreciation: George Kiefer

No one makes a bold pronouncement like this lightly, but I will gladly venture to say that George Kiefer led “a perfect life.” Perfect by his own specifications as to how he wanted to spend his time. Yet not so perfect that he drove anyone around him crazy with his personal habits, am I right?

Catherine Mae Millius

PINE PLAINS — Catherine Mae Millius, 76, a longtime resident of Pine Plains and most recently of Millerton, died peacefully on Feb. 7, 2018, at Vassar Bros. Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 

Born Dec. 5, 1941, in Sharon, she was the daughter of the late Dorothy (Way) and Lester Chapman. 

Catherine attended schools locally and married Millard Millius on May 5, 1956. Mr. Millius died on Aug. 4, 2009. 

Alexander Hutchinson

MILLERTON — Alexander Hutchinson, 79, died unexpectedly on Jan. 31, 2018, with his family at his side, at Gundersen-Lutheran Hospital, in La Crosse, Wisc., following a fall on the ice.

Alex was born on May 9, 1938, in Sharon to the late Anna (Hahne) and George Hutchinson. He served his country in the Army and was stationed in Germany, where he met his wife, Hildegarde Trunk. They were married in Chicago and later moved to his hometown, Millerton.

Joseph Peter Ducillo

AMENIA — Joseph Peter Ducillo, 89, died peacefully, on Jan. 27, 2018, at home in Summerfield, Fla., in the comfort of his family. 

He was born March 30, 1928, to the late Elizabeth and Peter Ducillo of Winsted. As a young child his parents moved to North Canaan, where they owned and operated the local bakery. 

Joe attended Housatonic Valley Regional High School, where he was an active athlete in baseball and football. He served in the Merchant Marines at the end of World War II. 

James Joshua Link

SHARON — James Joshua Link, 45, of Sharon, died Jan. 30, 2018, at Hartford Hospital.

Josh was born April 1, 1972, in New York City, the son of Lee and Fritz Link, who also have a house in Sharon. 

Josh graduated from the University of Rochester. He worked for two years for the South African Education and Environmental Project, a nonprofit agency located in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 

He was a chef at several restaurants in Massachusetts, most recently at the Stagecoach Tavern in Sheffield. 

Alina Chromicz

LAKEVILLE — Alina Chromicz, 61, of Lakeville died unexpectedly on Dec. 20, 2017, at her home.  

Alina was born June 29,  1956, in Passaic, N.J., the daughter of the late Frank Chromicz of   Passaic and the late Lillian (Parmlee) Dennis of Sharon.

Alina attended Salisbury Central School and Housatonic Valley Regional High School.  

In appreciation: Richard Carley

Angels with Invisible Wings.

I consider this to be a blessing, but sadly several weeks ago, my family and I watched my father, Richard L. Carley, pass from this world to the heavens above. His final days were spent at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North Canaan.  

Kathy Marie Wohlfert

NORTH CANAAN — Kathy Marie (Canfield) Wohlfert, wife of Frederick M. Wohlfert, died suddenly on Jan. 29, 2018, at Sharon Hospital after being stricken at her home. 

Mrs. Wohlfert was a daughter of the late Malcolm and Mary Canfield of Falls Village and was a lifelong resident of the region. 

She was born May 29, 1948, in Great Barrington, Mass., and was educated in local schools before attending Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y.

She taught in New Milford schools before marrying and starting a family. 

Roland Russell Miller

NORFOLK — Roland Russell Miller, 81, of Norfolk died Jan. 30, 2018, at Yale-New Haven Hospital, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness. 

He was the loving husband of Virginia (Marchand) Miller.

Roland was born July 24, 1936, in Torrington, the son of the late Florence (Thomen) and Louis Miller. 

He was a graduate of Torrington High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962. He worked as an engineer for the Torrington Company for 30 years, retiring in 1994.