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Obituaries

Francis Xavier Tansey

WEST CORNWALL — Francis Xavier Tansey, 73, died peacefully at home on April 17, 2018, with his wife, Karen, by his side.

Mr. Tansey was born Dec. 21, 1944, in Bayonne, N.J., to Catherine (Rooney) and Luke Tansey. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics.

James Barry O’Rourke

KENT — James Barry O’Rourke, 84, passed away on April 17, 2018, in hospice care at The Village at Brookfield Commons, surrounded by his family. The cause of death was complications due to Alzheimer’s disease.

Barry (he never used the name James) was born on Aug. 6, 1933, in Providence, R.I., the son of Minerva (Kirk) and Eugene O’Rourke. The family soon moved to Buzzard’s Bay on Cape Cod, where Barry spent most of his childhood. 

Memorial service: Paulette (Lavigne) Zabriskie

WEST CORNWALL — There will be a memorial service at noon on Saturday, April 28, for Paulette (Lavigne) Zabriskie at St. Mary’s Church in Lakeville. Burial will follow at the North Cornwall cemetery.

Zabriskie, 88, died Feb. 23, 2018. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s association at www.alz.org. 

 

Memorial service: Ethel L. (Tisserand) Warner

NORTH CANAAN — Family and friends of Mrs. Ethel L. (Tisserand) Warner, who passed on Jan. 8, 2018, are invited to attend a Service of Committal at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 20, at Mountain View Cemetery on Sand Road in North Canaan.  Ethel was the wife of Alexander Warner of North Canaan.

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.