Mildred K. Rick

SHARON — Mildred K. Rick of Upper Main Street died on May 14, 2018, at Noble Horizons. She was 98 years old, and the widow of the late Walter H. (“Ricky”) Rick of Sharon.

Millie was born in Bayridge, Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 20, 1919, the younger daughter of the late Olaf Casperson and Olga (Hansen) Caspersen. She and her sister, Alice, were raised in Brooklyn, though when she was a young child her family spent a year living in Norway. 

Jane Cochran Hughes

LAKEVILLE — Jane Cochran Hughes, widow of Richard D’Oyly Hughes Jr.,died peacefully on May 9, 2018, in her hometown of St. Louis, Mo. 

Jane was born and raised in St Louis. She attended Mary Institute, graduated from The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., and was an alumna of Briarcliff College.  

In 1955, she served as the maid of honor at the Veiled Prophet Ball. A year later, she married Marine Corps Lt. Richard D’Oyly Hughes Jr. of St. Louis. They  were stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii.  

Walter Reilly Kane

KENT — Dr. Walter Reilly Kane, 91, of Kent, died peacefully on April 29, 2018, at Sharon Health Care, due to complications of heart failure. 

Richard James Morey

MILLERTON — Richard James Morey died May 9, 2018. His memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on May 19 at North East Baptist Church in Millerton, followed by internment at Salisbury Cemetery. 

Mr. Morey was born July 9, 1933, in Sharon to Jesse and Iola Morey.  

He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Eleanor Morey, as well as two sons, Richard Allen Morey and William John Morey; and two grandsons, Richard Lee Morey and Rick Lachevette. 

Margaret (Kiser) Wetmore

AMENIA — Margaret (Kiser) Wetmore of Amenia died with her family by her side on May 8, 2018, at Sharon Hospital at the age of 86. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and the co-founder of Cascade Mountain Winery and Restaurant in Amenia.

Lynn (Harrison) Cheney

Mary A. (Roberts) Castagna

NORTH CANAAN – Mary A. (Roberts) Castagna, 71, of South Canaan Road, died peacefully on May 3, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her family.  

She was the widow of Kenneth Castagna.  

Mary was born Oct. 23, 1946, in Portland, Maine, the daughter of the late Ira Oliver Roberts and Marie Rose (LaRoche) Griffin.

She was a nurse’s assistant at Noble Horizon from the 1980s to the early 1990s. She also owned Northstar Video in Great Barrington for many years.

Appreciation: Francis Xavier Tansey

WEST CORNWALL — Francis Xavier Tansey, 73, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

His family  is grateful for the love and support they received during this difficult time. 

Thank you. 


Karen, Shannon and Kristin


Martin B. ‘Marty’ Stickle

ANCRAMDALE — Martin B. “Marty” Stickle, 73, died at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, N.Y., on April 29, 2018.

He was born on Aug. 8, 1944, in Great Barrington, the son of Gladys C. (Bryant) and Robert C. Stickle.

Marty was a heavy machine operator for Ancram Construction Co. in Ancram.

His greatest love was having his family around him and enjoying all their picnics. He loved cars and was an avid deer hunter. 

On Aug. 27, 1989, in Copake, N.Y., he married Linda (Boyles) Stickle. She survives him at home.

Deanna Lynn Silvernail

LAKEVILLE —Deanna Lynn Silvernail died as the result of an automobile accident on May 4, 2018, on Skiff Mountain Road. She was 22 years old.

Known to her friends and family as Dede and “Bug” (due to her love of the outdoors and the creatures in it), she is survived by her father, George R. Silvernail of Lakeville; her mother, Sheri Lynn Foshay of Washington state; and three sisters, Abigail and Samantha of Lakeville and Kayla of Waterbury, Conn.