Death Notices

Michael A. Adamo Jr.

Michael A. Adamo Jr., 83, of Pompano Beach, Fla. and formerly Winsted, died Aug. 7, 2017. Funeral services were held Aug. 12 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Litchfield. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemtery, Bristol. Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home has care of arrangements.


Beverly (Andrews) Bartos

Barbara (Coons) Giddings

KENT — Barbara (Coons) Giddings, 91, of Kent died Aug. 6, 2017, at Sharon Hospital.

She was born Sept. 3, 1925, to Frank and Myra Coons. She attended Kent Center School and Housatonic Valley Regional High School, graduating in 1944.  

On Jan. 8, 1949, she was married to Minot Giddings.  

Appreciation: Alfred Nemiroff

With Fond Memories.

A relationship is a series of moments and memories strung together that bring a smile to my face and an ache to my heart, and Alfred’s passing reminds me of many.

I met Michelle and Alfred Nemiroff sometime after I opened On The Run Coffee Shop in 1983. They were regular customers, usually getting coffee and rye toast, and they inspired me. Michelle reminded me of Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Alfred was an entrepreneurial guru.

Duane A. Garfield

EAST CANAAN — Duane A. Garfield, 89, of Norfolk Road died Monday morning, Aug. 14, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a battle with cancer.  

He was the husband of Pauline (King) Garfield.  Duane and Pauline were married for 67 years. 

Duane was born Sept. 15, 1927, in North Canaan, the son of the late Katherine (McCormick) and James Garfield.

Duane worked for the Connecticut State Highway Department for 27 years. Prior to that, he had worked for Olle Zetterstrom Tree Surgeon in North Canaan.  

Helene S. Brinker

MILLERTON — Helene S. Brinker, 97, formerly of Millerton, Great Barrington and West Hartford, died Aug. 4, 2017, at Geer Village, where she had been a resident for three years.

Helene was a homemaker, hairdresser and restaurateur during her varied career, serving Millerton as village trustee, deputy mayor and mayor. She also spent many years volunteering at schools and organizing day-camp programs for children during summers at Millerton’s Denny Pool.

She was born in New Boston, Mass., daughter of the late Josephine and Arturo Filipetti. 

Death Notices

Frances Rose (Boratko) Burdick

Frances Rose (Boratko) Burdick, 77, of New Hartford, died Aug. 3, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Aug. 7 at Our Lady of Hope Parish. Burial followed in Barkhamsted Center Cemetery. Montano-Shea Funeral Home has care of arrangements.


Linda (Howes) Hanson

Linda (Howes) Hanson, 74, of Winsted died Aug. 5, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. at the family estate. Montano-Shea Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

Ella Lucy Murnane

MILLERTON — Ella Lucy Murnane, 79, a 52-year resident of Millerton, died peacefully on Aug. 4, 2017, at her home in Millerton with her loving family at her side. 

Mrs. Murnane worked for Dr. Zinny in Millerton and for Bonnie Hundt Salon in Millerton for many years.

Born Dec. 22, 1937, in Mahopac, N.Y., she was the youngest daughter of the late Irma (Hunt) and George Frank Baisley. 

Barbara A. Kelley

SALISBURY — Barbara A. Kelley, 88, died Aug. 2, 2017, of natural causes. She was a resident of Noble Horizons.

Mrs. Kelley was a longtime resident of South Egremont, Mass.  She had belonged to many organizations during her life, including more than 30 years of service to the Berkshire Choral Festival.

Mrs. Kelley leaves an extended Hession, Kelley and Greenough family in the Boston area.

A memorial Mass and reception will be held at a later date at St. Luke’s Chapel on the grounds of Noble Horizons. Burial will be private.

Memorial Service: Norman Dorsen

Please join us as we celebrate the extraordinary life of Norman Dorsen (who died July 1, 2017), on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 4 p.m. at the United Church of Christ (UCC), 8 Bolton Hill Road in Cornwall. An informal reception at the parish house will follow.

A second memorial will be held in New York City in September (co-hosted by NYU Law School and the ACLU).

Benjamin D. Horton Jr.

DOVER PLAINS — Benjamin D. Horton Jr., 61, a longtime resident of Dover Plains, died Aug. 2, 2017, at Vassar Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 

Mr. Horton worked in the Grounds Department at the Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in Wingdale, N.Y., retiring in 1990.

Born on July 17, 1956, in Sharon, he was the son of the late Benjamin D. Horton Sr. and the late Dorothy June (Brizzie) Horton. 

On May 8, 1976, at the Dover Plains United Methodist Church in Dover Plains, he married Frances Somers, who survives at home.