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Obituaries

Cecil B. E. Dykeman Jr.

HUDSON — Cecil B. E. Dykeman Jr., 86, died peacefully on Jan. 17, 2018, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, N.Y.

He was born on June 24, 1931, in Milan, N.Y., the son of Anna M. (Coon) and Cecil B. Dykeman Sr.

Cecil was a truck driver for Staats Dairy Transport in Red Hook, N.Y. He also worked for the Livingston Highway Department and Copake Transfer Station.

He was a board member of Livingston Reformed Linlithgo Cemetery.          

Gilbert L. Hall

SHARON — Gilbert L. Hall, 91, of Holland, Vt., died Dec. 31, 2017, at Ferncliff Nursing Home.

Gilbert was born Aug. 2, 1927, in Holland, the son of the late Mildred (Collins) Jacobson and Harry Hall. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Gilbert worked as a mechanic in Amenia for many years. He had a knack for fixing cars when anyone else would have given up hope of getting them running again. He was also a wiz at math. Gilbert was also a hunter and fisherman who respected the responsibilities of taking a life for food.

Lois A. Lawrence

AMENIA – Lois A. Lawrence, 94, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at Sharon Health Care Center.

She was born on March 20, 1923, in Rhinebeck, N.Y., the daughter of Percy and Edith (Kilmer) VanKeuren.

 Mrs. Lawrence was kind, strong, generous and hardworking. She was dearly loved by her community.

Robert Francis Spohn

CAPE COD, Mass. — Robert Francis Spohn died in Cape Cod, where he lived, on Jan. 9, 2018, at the age of 80. In his last illness, he was lovingly cared for by his long-time companion Kathy Jansen.  A professor emeritus from Northwestern Connecticut Community College, he was loved for his humor, as well as his excellence as a teacher, by his many former students who kept in touch with him through all the years of his retirement .

Beverly Ann Gordon

Walter Charles Shannon Jr.

LAKEVILLE — Walter Charles Shannon Jr., aged 82, passed away in his sleep at home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s on Jan. 9, 2018. He was the loving husband of Celeste (Mayo) Shannon.

Myrtle (Loucks) (Cumings) Cadenelli

SHARON — Myrtle (Loucks) (Cumings) Cadenelli, 98, passed away peacefully on Jan. 6, 2018, at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris, Maine.

She was born in Goshen, Conn.,  daughter of Frank & Jessie (Palmer) Howe. She attended schools in Goshen and Litchfield, Conn. She worked as a housekeeper and floral designer. She enjoyed crafts, bingo, knitting, crocheting, going to auctions and was a champion cribbage player.

Ethel L. (Tisserand) Warner

NORTH CANAAN — Ethel L. (Tisserand) Warner, 75, of High Street died peacefully at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Jan. 8, 2018.  

She was the wife of Alexander J. Warner. Ethel was born in Winsted on March 23, 1942, the daughter of the late Hazel (Barnes) and George Tisserand.

Ethel worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant.  

She also was a hairdresser and had been a mold operator at Becton Dickinson Company in North Canaan.  She loved to swim in the summer and go to Florida in the winter to escape the cold.

Memorial service: Barbara Pogue

SALISBURY — There will be a funeral Mass on April 7 for Barbara (Barry) Pogue, 85, who died on Dec. 28, 2017, at the former St. Mary’s Church in Lakeville at 11 a.m. An open reception will follow at 1 p.m. at the Salisbury Town Grove.

Helen Elizabeth (Brundage) Coutermash Morck

WALLINGFORD — Helen Elizabeth (Brundage) Coutermash Morck, 93, died peacefully the morning of Dec. 25, 2017, at Masonicare Health Center.  

Helen was born April 4, 1924, in White Plains, N.Y., daughter of the late Marie (Fischer) and Gilbert Louis Brundage.

On May 1, 1943, Helen married Wallis Edward Coutermash.  Wallis died March 24, 1956.  

They had one child, Wallis Edward Coutermash, who was born Aug. 7, 1945, and predeceased his mother on Feb. 25, 1998.