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Obituaries

Lawrence D. ‘Speed’ Buckley

DOVER PLAINS — Lawrence Daniel “Speed” Buckley, 80, a lifelong area resident and 25-year resident of Sharon, died on Sept. 8, 2017, at Sharon Hospital.  

Mr. Buckley owned and operated the Chateau Tavern in Amenia for 35 years.  

Born on June 9, 1937, in Sharon, he was the son of the late Margherita (Sartori) and Newton F. Buckley.  

Mr. Buckley served in the United States Army from 1960 to 1962 and was stationed in Germany. 

Jean (Feinson) Bramley

NORTH CANAAN — Jean (Feinson) Bramley, 96, died on Sept. 9, 2017, in North Canaan. 

She was born Aug. 1, 1921, in Albany, N.Y., to Lillian (Scheanblum) and Samuel Feinson. She was the widow of Arthur Bramley.

Jean grew up in Danbury, Conn., and graduated from Danbury High School in 1939, after which she attended Simmons College. 

During World War II, she served in the Women’s Army Corps. 

Cloe Lynn Duntz

SALISBURY — Beloved daughter and sister Cloe Lynn Duntz, 22, of Undermountain Road and formerly of Murrells Inlet, S.C., passed away Sept. 6, 2017, at her home.  

She was born Oct. 26, 1994, in Sharon, the daughter of Donald M. Duntz Jr. of Salisbury and Michelle (Hallstrom) Blackwell of Murrells Inlet, S.C.

Cloe was employed at LaBonne’s Market in Salisbury. 

Rena (Marcon) Britt

LAKEVILLE — Maria Pierrina “Rena” (Marcon) Britt, who left the tiny Dolomite mountain village of Frassene with her mother, Maria Sebben, in an ox-drawn cart, bound for America to join her father, Angelo Marcon, in Lakeville, died on Sept. 9, 2017, after a brief illness. 

Rena was born in Frassene di Fonzaso, province of Belluno, Italy, on her grandmother Costantina Zucco’s 60th birthday — Sept. 17, 1920 — and arrived at Ellis Island in 1922. 

Carolyn Huntress (Chadbourne) Barton

ANCRAMDALE — Carolyn Huntress (Chadbourne) Barton, 100, died peacefully Sept. 5, 2017, at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born June 3, 1917, in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Walter E. Chadbourne and Mary (Foley) Chadbourne Fox and the stepdaughter of Arthur Fox.

Mrs. Barton was a graduate of the former St. Mary’s Academic School in Rockville Center, N.Y., and the College of New Rochelle.

Carll Alfred Wells Pallokat

HARWINTON — Carll Alfred Wells Pallokat, 75, a lifelong teacher and volunteer and the husband for 52 years of Jane (Reynolds) Pallokat, died Sept. 7, 2017, at his Harwinton home after a long battle with colon cancer. 

Carll was born in Queens, N.Y., to Marion (Ketcham) and Alfred F. Pallokat and was fiercely proud that he bore his maternal grandmother’s surname: Carll with two “L’s”. 

Richard Ken Metz

SHARON — Richard Ken Metz, 76, of Savannah, Ga., and formerly of Garden City, N.Y.,  died June 16, 2017, at home. 

Richard was born Sept.16, 1940, in Garden City, N.Y., the son of the Eleanor (Bechtoldt) and James Thornton Metz. 

He graduated from Colgate University in 1962 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to1966. 

He began his career at the Sarasota Herald–Tribune and was a freelance writer.

Memorial service: Robert ‘Bobby’ Day

SALISBURY — A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury for Robert “Bobby” Day.  Friends and family will gather after the service to celebrate his “Wonderful Life.”

Theresa Schell

PINE PLAINS — Theresa Schell, 86, died peacefully on Aug. 26, 2017, at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, N.Y., surrounded by family and friends. 

She was born on April 20, 1931, in Manhattan, the daughter of Mary (Sexton) and Michael Donelan. Theresa was a homemaker who focused on taking care of her loving husband, children and grandchildren.

Robert H. Mizgier

PINE PLAINS — Robert H. Mizgier, 74, died Sept. 1, 2017, at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

He was born on July 13, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Margaret (Potter) and Howard Mizgier.

Mr. Mizgier worked for McLean Ford in Millerton.

He served with the United States Army during the Viet Nam era.