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Joan (Schopp) Brooks

ASHLEY FALLS —Joan (Schopp) Brooks, 90, died peacefully after a brief illness on Feb. 21, 2018, at home. She was the widow of Richard Brooks. 

She was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., on Aug. 31, 1927, the daughter of the late Lillian and Arthur Schopp of Ashley Falls. 

Joan moved from New Rochelle with her family to Sheffield, Mass., in 1943, making friends easily and becoming president of her graduating class in 1945 from Sheffield High School. 

Patricia Ann (Galm) Boyles

PINE PLAINS — Patricia Ann (Galm) Boyles, 80, of Pine Plains was called home to our Lord on Feb. 24, 2018.

She was born Jan. 25, 1938, the daughter of Rita and Louis Galm, in Bronx, N.Y.

To all who knew her, she was a unique and caring individual who touched the lives of many. 

On July 13, 1957, she married the love of her life, John Norman Boyles, at the Church of Immaculate Conception in Amenia. They raised five loving children. 

Elizabeth (Teddick) Bisbee

WINSTED — Elizabeth (Teddick) Bisbee, 92, died Dec. 14, 2017 at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Canaan.

Born Feb. 5, 1925, in Olyphant, Pa., to Anna (Havrilak) and Michael Teddick, she grew up in that area, graduating from Brooklyn (Pa.) High School and then working in a shoe factory and clothing factory.

In 1956 she married James Bisbee of Wisconsin; they had two daughters there. 

After her husband died in 1969 she moved to Winsted, where she lived for more than 40 years. 

Kelly Jean (Rahn) Bannister

FALLS VILLAGE — Kelly Jean (Rahn) Bannister, 41, passed away peacefully on Feb. 15, 2018, at Sharon Health Care Center’s hospice facility after a short illness. 

She was born on June 21, 1976, in Torrington, the daughter of Paul Rahn of Fleetville, Pa., and Ann (Calverley) Audia of Alfred, Maine.

In March 2000 Kelly married Terrance Bannister and moved to Falls Village. 

George Croney Kiefer Jr.

SALISBURY — George Croney Kiefer Jr., 96, died on the evening of Feb. 10, 2018, at home with his family. 

He was born on Dec. 15, 1921, in Hamden, Conn., the only son of Hazel(Nesbit)and George C. Kiefer and brother to his older sister, Jean Otis.

George attended Hamden Hall and the Salisbury School. He received a master’s degree in forestry from Duke University. In 1942, he interrupted his studies to serve in the Navy during World War II. He was a second lieutenant in the Pacific Theater before returning to Duke to finish his degree. 

Richard Roger Hayes

SHARON — Richard Roger Hayes, 88, of Sharon, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Feb. 13, 2018. He was the loving husband of Peggy (Lyman) Hayes. 

Richard was born on Sept.17, 1929, in New York City, the son of the late Margaret (D’Orsa) and John Hayes. 

After graduating from Fordham University, he served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. 

Brian Scott Richardson

LAKEVILLE — Brian Scott Richardson of Lakeville died unexpectedly at the Veterans Administration Campus in West Haven, Conn., on Feb. 6, 2018. He would have been 72 on Feb. 16.

In appreciation: Beverly Gordon

Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair.

Perhaps you sent a floral piece, if so we saw it there.

Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend could say.

Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day.

Whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much

Whatever the part.

With sincere thanks and love,

 The family of Beverly H. Gordon

Cathy, Patti, Dee Dee and Georgina

Cory Parker Flint

NORTH CANAAN — Baby Cory Parker Flint, 9 months, died Feb. 12, 2018, at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford after a brief illness. He was the beloved son of Brandon Flint and Katelynn Hoffman.

In addition to his parents, Cory is survived by his two brothers, Cole and Corbin; and his grandparents, George and Shellie Hoffman and Robert and Norma Flint.

A memorial service was held at the United Methodist Church in Lakeville on Feb. 17. All other services are private.

In appreciation: Gale Toensing

On Feb. 5, 2018, we lost a fervent champion of education. Gale Toensing passed away after a long struggle with an aggressive form of Parkinson’s disease.