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Memorial service: Marion McLain

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

Private graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at the Salisbury cemetery. 

A full obituary will appear in the June 7 Lakeville Journal and Millerton News.

Memorial service: Janet Marie Mahar

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

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, at the Hufcut Funeral Home in Dover Plains. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 1, at Immaculate Conception Church in Amenia. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Amenia. 

Memorial donations may be made to Catholic Family News, P.O. Box 743, Niagara Falls, NY 14302.

Clifton John Hawver Jr.

NORTH CANAAN — Clifton John Hawver Jr. died on May 26, 2018, at home with his beloved wife by his side. 

He was born on Feb. 22, 1949, the son of the late Clifton J. Hawver Sr. and Norma Jean Sackett of Great Barrington.

Cliff was raised and educated in North Canaan. 

He was a 1967 graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Cliff recently celebrated his 50th-year reunion in September, reconnecting with many of his classmates. 

Memorial service: Don Carberry

SHARON — A celebration of the life of Don Carberry will be held on June 9 at St. Bernard’s Church in Sharon. The Catholic Mass will begin at 11 a.m. A reception will follow in the church. 

 

Greysen Joseph Gregory

SHARON — Greysen Joseph Gregory, 2, died at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington on May 26, 2018.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, May 31, at St. Bernard’s Church in Sharon at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery in Sharon. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to www.connecticutchildrensfoundation.org.

The Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon has charge of arrangements.

A full obituary will appear in the June 7 Lakeville Journal and Millerton News.

Marie Prentice

CORNWALL — Marie Prentice, 86, died at Sharon Hospital on May 14, 2018.

Born in New York City in 1932, she was the daughter of Eleanor (Latane) and William Trusdale Bissell.

She spent a year in Paris before graduating from Smith College  Phi Beta Kappa in 1954. Her first job was as a research assistant for the CIA in Washington, D.C., followed by a similar role in New York for the Far East-America Council.

In appreciation: Deanna Silvernail

We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to all who were there for us during this time of loss of our Deanna.

Your kind words, thoughts and prayers were greatly appreciated. We are lucky to live in such a close-knit community that offered so much help and support.

To those who spoke of Deanna at her service, thank you. The words and memories you shared brought comfort and showed how many lives Deanna touched. Thank you to all who helped make her service and reception so special. She will truly be missed.

David Carlo DeProdocini

LAKEVILLE — David Carlo DeProdocini, 62, of Lakeville died at Regional Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Danbury on May 18, 2018.

Dave was born Dec. 27, 1955, in Sharon, the son of Cynthia M. (Johnson) and Bruno L. DeProdocini. 

He was a surveyor for the state of Connecticut. 

He loved family dinners and spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed paddling, riding motorcycles, camping and skiing. 

Michael James Murnane Sr.

MILLERTON — Michael James Murnane Sr., 44, a lifelong area resident, died unexpectedly at home on May 18, 2018. 

Mike worked as a painter for New England Painting based in Millerton for many years.

Born Feb. 13, 1974, in Sharon,  he was the son of the late George P. Murnane and Karen L. (Miles) Murnane of Millerton. 

Jacek Galazka

CORNWALL BRIDGE — Jacek Galazka, a retired New York publisher, died on May 8, 2018, at the  age of 94, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Coby Galazka.

Jacek, born in Wilno, Poland, was a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and served with the Polish Armed Forces in the West during World War II  before starting his decades-long career in publishing. Most notably, he spent the majority of his publishing career with Charles Scribner’s Sons in New  York, eventually advancing to become its president.