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Obituaries

Rena (Marcon) Britt

LAKEVILLE — Maria Pierrina “Rena” (Marcon) Britt, who left the tiny Dolomite mountain village of Frassene with her mother, Maria Sebben, in an ox-drawn cart, bound for America to join her father, Angelo Marcon, in Lakeville, died on Sept. 9, 2017, after a brief illness. 

Rena was born in Frassene di Fonzaso, province of Belluno, Italy, on her grandmother Costantina Zucco’s 60th birthday — Sept. 17, 1920 — and arrived at Ellis Island in 1922. 

Carolyn Huntress (Chadbourne) Barton

ANCRAMDALE — Carolyn Huntress (Chadbourne) Barton, 100, died peacefully Sept. 5, 2017, at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born June 3, 1917, in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Walter E. Chadbourne and Mary (Foley) Chadbourne Fox and the stepdaughter of Arthur Fox.

Mrs. Barton was a graduate of the former St. Mary’s Academic School in Rockville Center, N.Y., and the College of New Rochelle.

Carll Alfred Wells Pallokat

HARWINTON — Carll Alfred Wells Pallokat, 75, a lifelong teacher and volunteer and the husband for 52 years of Jane (Reynolds) Pallokat, died Sept. 7, 2017, at his Harwinton home after a long battle with colon cancer. 

Carll was born in Queens, N.Y., to Marion (Ketcham) and Alfred F. Pallokat and was fiercely proud that he bore his maternal grandmother’s surname: Carll with two “L’s”. 

Richard Ken Metz

SHARON — Richard Ken Metz, 76, of Savannah, Ga., and formerly of Garden City, N.Y.,  died June 16, 2017, at home. 

Richard was born Sept.16, 1940, in Garden City, N.Y., the son of the Eleanor (Bechtoldt) and James Thornton Metz. 

He graduated from Colgate University in 1962 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to1966. 

He began his career at the Sarasota Herald–Tribune and was a freelance writer.

Memorial service: Robert ‘Bobby’ Day

SALISBURY — A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury for Robert “Bobby” Day.  Friends and family will gather after the service to celebrate his “Wonderful Life.”

Theresa Schell

PINE PLAINS — Theresa Schell, 86, died peacefully on Aug. 26, 2017, at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, N.Y., surrounded by family and friends. 

She was born on April 20, 1931, in Manhattan, the daughter of Mary (Sexton) and Michael Donelan. Theresa was a homemaker who focused on taking care of her loving husband, children and grandchildren.

Robert H. Mizgier

PINE PLAINS — Robert H. Mizgier, 74, died Sept. 1, 2017, at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

He was born on July 13, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Margaret (Potter) and Howard Mizgier.

Mr. Mizgier worked for McLean Ford in Millerton.

He served with the United States Army during the Viet Nam era.

Maude Louise Haight

PINE PLAINS — Maude Louise Haight, 87, died Aug. 29, 2017, with her family by her side at the Sharon Health Care Center. 

She and her husband lived their entire lives in the Hudson Valley as part of the farming community. In the 1970s, they settled in the beautiful valley on Tripp Road in Millerton.

She was born Oct. 7, 1929, in the family home in Smithfield, Amenia, the daughter of the late Jerome Bernard Morrison and Emma Marsalla Hardisty. 

Laura LeMieux (Schmidt) Griffin

SALISBURY — Laura LeMieux (Schmidt) Griffin, 83, who lived in Sharon and Salisbury from 1958 to 1990, died Aug. 23, 2017, in North Florida Regional Hospital in  Gainesville, Fla., with her daughter and faithful caretaker, Laura Adams,  by her side.

Laura was born on Dec. 4, 1933, to Cecelia and Charles LeMieux of Staten Island, N.Y. 

Zoltan Dorko

EAST CANAAN — Zoltan Dorko, 87, died Aug. 28, 2017,at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford with his family by his side. He was the husband of Beverly (Lyons) Dorko. 

Zoltan was born June 18, 1930, in Bekolce, Hungary, son of the late Marie (Perjo-Dorko) and Joseph Puka-Dorko.