Francoise (Dearden) Bartlett

SALISBURY — Francoise (Dearden) Bartlett died on March 7, 2011. She was born on May 29, 1936, in Springfield, Mass.

She was the daughter of William Hunter Dearden, founder of the Ware River News in Ware, Mass., and Alma Dearden. She graduated from Barnard College cum laude with a BA in English in 1958, and pursued a career in publishing, first at Doubleday, then as editor at Holt Rinehart and Winston and later as managing editor at G&H Soho in Hoboken, N.J.

After retiring, she served as docent for the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, N.Y.

James W. Carroll

AMENIA — James W. Carroll, 46, died March 7, 2011, at Sharon Hospital. He was the husband of Helene (McGhee) Carroll, whom he married in Amenia on Feb. 28, 1987.

Born Feb. 13, 1965, in Sharon, he was the son of Judith (Baker) and Philip T. Carroll.

Mr. Carroll owned and operated JWC Lawn Care in Amenia. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed farming, and participating with his daughters in 4-H.

Nancy Offenhauser

AMENIA — Nancy Offenhauser, D.C., who maintained a neighborhood chiropractic office in Amenia since 1995, died suddenly of cardiac arrest on March 7, 2011.

Born Dec. 30, 1948, and raised in New Canaan, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Helen and Bill Offenhauser.

Dr. Offenhauser, a familiar and popular resident of Amenia, was a 1970 graduate of Smith College and later of National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Ill., where she also studied acupuncture.

Elizabeth Starr ‘Libby’ McClintock

MILLERTON — Elizabeth Starr “Libby” McClintock, 66, died on March 2, 2011, following a riding accident in the back country of the Zona Cafetera of Colombia, South America.

She is survived by Joe Rinaldi and his son, Tim, of Millerton and New York; and her sisters, Mary (McClintock) Dusenbury and her husband, Jerry Kenneth Dusenbury, of Attica, Kan., and Lucy (McClintock) Calhoun and her husband, Grady Clay Calhoun, of Covington, Ga.

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Reed Pitcher

SHARON — Elizabeth “Betty” Reed Pitcher, 90, of Gay Street died at Sharon Hospital on March 12, 2011. She was the wife of Everett “Bub” Pitcher.

Betty was born in Sharon on Jan. 24, 1921, the daughter of the late Margaret (Reed) and Eugene Callahan.

She was a postal worker for many years. Both Betty and Bub enjoyed going to dances when they were in high school. They were married Nov. 15, 1941. They both enjoyed watching and rooting for the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team.

David C. Greenwood Jr.

NEW HARTFORD — David C. Greenwood Jr., 60, died March 4, 2011, at his home surrounded by his beloved family. He was the loving husband of Mary Beth (Carver) Greenwood for 18 years.

Born July 3, 1950, in Hartford, he was a son of David C. Greenwood Sr. and the late Doris (Blaha) Greenwood.

Mary Jeanne Hillman

BARKHAMSTED — Mary Jeanne Hillman, 78, died Feb. 23, 2011. She was the loving wife of the Rev. William Hillman for 53 years. She was born Feb. 9, 1933, in Albany, N.Y.

Mary Jeanne graduated from Keuka College and met her husband while working for the Chicago Baptist Association. Together they served in ministries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Leonce Joseph Leblond

WINSTED — Leonce Joseph Leblond died Feb. 28, 2011, at Laurel Hill Healthcare Facility in Winsted. He was the loving husband of the late Theresa (Rodrigue) Leblond.

Born Jan. 13, 1922, in Plainfield, he was the son of the late Emma (Brodeur) and Edmond Leblond. Leonce was a veteran of World War II serving in South America. He retired from Boeing Aircraft in California, where he was employed for many years.

Ruth Mae White

NORFOLK — Ruth Mae (Barnes) White, 92, of Newburyport., Mass., died Feb. 20, 2011. She was the widow of John C. White Jr.

Ruth was born on Nov. 27, 1918, in Winsted, daughter of the late Abbie R. (Leffingwell) and Charles E. Barnes.

She was director of medical records at Anna Jacques Hospital from 1958 to 1972.

Robert M. Stair

NORTH CANAAN — Robert M. Stair, 76, died peacefully on Feb. 27, 2011, at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North Canaan.

Bob was born March 31, 1934, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Virginia and Millington Stair. He earned a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University and master’s degrees from Drew University and the University of Minnesota.

From 1957 to 1967, he was the minister of Methodist churches in Sharon and Millerton, and then was the Methodist minister in Hyde Park, N.Y.