JoAnn (Luminati) Plante

NORTH CANAAN — JoAnn (Luminati) Plante of Huntington Beach, Calif., formerly of North Canaan, died at home on Aug. 21, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer.

JoAnn was born on Aug. 22, 1949, the daughter of the late Rose (Vernali) and Joseph Luminati of North Canaan.

JoAnn  graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School and Eastern Connecticut State University, where she met and married the love of her life, Alan Plante, who survives at home. 

Sandra Louise ‘Sandy’ (Chase) Pilares

SHARON — Sandra Louise “Sandy” (Chase) Pilares, 59, of Canton, Conn., passed away peacefully on Oct. 9, 2018, surrounded by her family and friends.  

She was a wonderful and caring mother, daughter, sister, and friend.

Sandy was born on June 24, 1959, in Sharon, to Alice (Cookingham) and David Chase.

Sandy’s caring and compassionate demeanor was characteristic of her long career as an ICU nurse, having worked at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, Calif., and the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.

Ronald G. Pezze

NORTH CANAAN — Ronald G Pezze, 84, passed away Oct. 5, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, Minn., after a brief illness. 

He was born on July 4, 1934, to Amelia (Veretto) and John Pezze in Great Barrington and grew up in Sheffield, Mass.

Ronald was a veteran of the Navy, serving during the Korean War. 

He attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering and worked as the chief engineer for the Milwaukee Spring Company and then as a resort/restaurant owner with his wife in Iron River, Wis.  

Hella DeSimone

SALISBURY — Hella DeSimone (née Helene Anna Fliegenschmidt) was born Aug. 31, 1929, in New York City, and died peacefully in her Salisbury home on Oct. 3, 2018.

Predeceased by her husband, Lou, in 2003, she is survived by her five children: Lois, Peter, Lisa, Donald and Douglas; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Mary Ann E. (Rutledge) Polowa Miller

NORTH CANAAN — Mary Ann E. (Rutledge) Polowa Miller was born in North Canaan on Sept. 26, 1939, to Ann and Leonard Rutledge. 

She was raised in a multigenerational home: three generations living and working at her grandfather’s hotel.

Peter Kuba

LAKEVILLE —Peter Kuba, 75, of Lakeville died Oct. 5, 2018, at Englewood Community Hospital in Englewood, Fla.

Peter was born Aug. 20, 1943, in Reichenberg-Sudetenland. In 1945 his family (mother, grandmother and two brothers) were forced to flee that area relocating to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and making that home.

Doris Barbara Bianchi

NORTH CANAAN — Doris Barbara Bianchi, 87, died peacefully with her family around her, on Oct. 9, 2018, at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she resided the last two years. 

Doris was born on April 22, 1931, in Weehawken, N.J., and spent the majority of her life in Union City and Jersey City, N.J. Throughout her life, she attended various day programs that served individuals with disabilities. She loved school and “work,” and had many friends. 

David Neil Bosserman

KENT — David Neil Bosserman passed away on Oct. 31, 2017, at home in Shreveport, La., surrounded by family and friends after a lengthy illness. 

He was born on Aug. 19, 1952, in Sharon and was the youngest son of Marcia (Soule) Bosserman and George M. Bosserman. 

Rosemary McGhee

PINE PLAINS — Rosemary McGhee passed away at Vassar Brothers Medical Center on Oct. 2, 2018. She had just celebrated her 68th birthday. 

Rosemary was predeceased by her mother, Anna Leighton; her father, Frank Forrest; her stepfather, George Leighton; her brother, Alfred Forrest; and her brother-in-law, William McGhee. 

Rosemary moved from Brandon, Vt., to Pine Plains at the age of 17 to be with the love of her life, Thomas McGhee. 

Thomas survives at home in Pine Plains; they were married for 50 years. 

Gilbert Lisle Jobe

WASSAIC — Gilbert Lisle Jobe, 98, a longtime resident of Wassaic, died Oct. 4, 2018, at The Pines at Catskill in Catskill, N.Y. Mr. Jobe was a dairy farmer and owned and operated Rillside Farm in Wassaic. 

Born on Feb. 4, 1920, in Indiana, Pa., he was the son of the late Clair Gilbert and Viola Imogene (Carnahan) Jobe. Mr. Jobe was a graduate of Indiana Public School and Long Island Agricultural and Technical Institute in Farmingdale, N.Y. 

On Oct. 27, 1940, he married Evelyn Kathryn Thomas, who predeceased him on June 1, 1997.