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Obituaries

Jessica L. Cote

PINE PLAINS — Jessica L. Cote, 31, died on April 6, 2018, at home in Germantown, Md.

She was born on Feb. 1, 1987, in Niskayuna, N.Y., the daughter of Paula Jean (Cardish) and Bruce R. Cote of Pine Plains. 

Henrietta Marie ‘Hank’ (Thomen) Quinion

NORTH CANAAN —Henrietta Marie “Hank”(Thomen) Quinion died at Geer after a long illness on April 3, 2018.

She was the loving wife of the late A. George Quinion  Sr.  

Henrietta “Hank” was born Sept. 13, 1933, in the Taconic section of Salisbury, the daughter of the late Myrtle and Pierre Thomen.  

Aida Cittadini

SHARON — Aida Cittadini, 92, died April 5, 2018, at Sharon Health Care Center. 

She was the daughter of the late Eduardo Valdes and Rita Angelina Alonso.

The funeral service will be Friday, April 13, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Lakeville. 

The Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon has charge of arrangements.

 

Bessie M. Spaulding

MILLERTON — Bessie M. Spaulding, 89, a 35-year resident of Millerton and formerly of Sharon died peacefully on April 9, 2018, at Vassar Bros. Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. 

Mrs. Spaulding had a long career with the State of New York, where she worked as a therapy aide at the Wassaic Developmental Center for more than 27 years prior to her retirement in 1987.

Arthur C. Dunn

MILLERTON — Arthur C. Dunn, 73, a longtime Millerton resident, died April 1, 2018, at Sharon Hospital. 

Arthur retired from the Wassaic Developmental Center, where he worked as a therapy aide for more than 25 years.

Born Nov. 27, 1944, in Wallkill, N.Y., he was the son of the late Helen and William Dunn. 

Arthur graduated from Valley Central High School and married Caroline E. Seigel on Aug. 14, 1983, in Dover Plains. Mrs. Dunn died Jan. 22, 2004.

Memorial service: Russell E. Masters

TORRINGTON — Russell E. Masters, 55, of Torrington, a graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School (Class of 1980) died Dec.10, 2017.  

Russ was born on Oct. 26, 1962, in Great Barrington, the son of the late Richard E. Masters and Barbara E. (Palmer)  McArthur.  

Russ spent many years employed at H.H. Taylor & Son, in New Milford, where you’d find him working in the lumber yard. 

Eleanor ‘Buzzy’ (Bozzolo) Gatti

NORTH CANAAN — Eleanor “Buzzy” (Bozzolo) Gatti, 100, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2018, comfortable in her home in North Canaan after a courageous battle. She fought and made certain she saw everyone she loved in her last few days. She was essentially out but waited for her son, David, to arrive from California and passed within an hour of his arrival. 

Alfred Schorr Dietzel

WEST CORNWALL — Alfred Schorr Dietzel, 86, peacefully passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018.

​A native of St. Louis, Mo., Al was a veteran of the United States Army, having served proudly in France, where he joked that his position as a mail clerk made him “one of the most popular guys in his regiment.”  

Laurits W. Nielsen

MILLBROOK — Laurits W. Nielsen, 80, died April 2, 2018, at Sharon Health Care Center.

He was born on April 16, 1937, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Allen and Helen (Hanlon) Nielsen. He spent his childhood in Brooklyn and then graduated from Port Jefferson High School on Long Island.  

He served with the United States Navy from 1959 to 1962 in Norfolk, Va., aboard the USS Richard E. Kraus.   

Joseph Chester ‘Chet’ Murphy

AMENIA — Joseph Chester “Chet” Murphy passed away unexpectedly at his home on March 21, 2018.  

Chet was born in Sharon on Oct. 22, 1936,the son of Mary (Maroney) and William P. Murphy.  

He was predeceased by his parents and by  his brothers John, James and William Murphy.