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Obituaries

Leslie Edmund Wiltshire

SALISBURY — Leslie Edmund Wiltshire, 97, died Oct. 15, 2017, at Noble Horizons. He was the loving husband of both the late Lillian (Settanni) Wiltshire and then the late Emma (Friar) Wiltshire.

Les was born Nov. 2, 1919, in Edinburgh, Scotland, son of the late Isabella (Greenwood) and John Henry Wiltshire. The family immigrated to the United States in 1926. 

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, from 1941 to 1946. 

James Alfred Tallon

NORTH CANAAN — James Alfred Tallon, 79, died Oct. 14, 2017, at his home. 

Jim was born Dec. 31, 1937, in Winsted, the son of the late Alveda (Johnson) and Howard Tallon.

Jim grew up in Pine Meadow, Conn., and graduated from Paul Smith’s College in New York. 

After working at Cookson Lumber and Great Mountain Forest, Jim started Tallon Lumber, which he operated in Norfolk and North Canaan for the past 47 years. 

His greatest passions in life were his family and his business. 

Kay R. (Roberts) Stanton

LAKEVILLE — Kay R. (Roberts) Stanton, 95, of Farnam Road, died peacefully at her home on Oct. 14, 2017. She was the widow of Stephen W. Stanton.  

Kay was born Sept. 27, 1922, in Westchester, Pa., the daughter of the late Thora and Milton Roberts.

Kay and Stephen owned and operated the Bar-Mike Kennels in Lakeville for 32 years. They also raised champion Boxers.  

John Macura

AMENIA — Beloved John Macura, 85, died peacefully at his home on Oct. 9, 2017, while his wife, Patricia, was holding his hand.

 John was born on March 9, 1932, at his family’s home in Granville, N.Y., the son of Suzi (Strich) and Adam Macura.

Lillian G. Heath

HUDSON, N.Y. — Lillian G. Heath, 90, died Oct. 14, 2017, at Pine Haven Nursing Home in Philmont, N.Y.  

She was born on Dec.16, 1926, in Shelburne, Vt., the daughter of the late Jane (Ross) and Wendle Auclaire. 

She was a member of the Greenport Seniors and Edith Casey Stocking Fund and was past senior regent of the Order of the Moose. Most of all she cherished and loved her family.

Arlene (Hall) Iuliano

AMENIA — Arlene (Hall) Iuliano, 91, of Route 22, died Oct. 13, 2017, at Vassar Brothers Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late John Iuliano, who died in 1961.

Arlene was born April 13, 1926, in Michigan, the daughter of the late Dorothy and Clifford Hall. She moved to Amenia as a child, graduated from Amenia High School and went on to earn an advanced degree in nursing and an associate degree in business. 

Barbara Jean Roy

NORTH CANAAN — Barbara Jean (Cruikshank) Roy died after an unexpected and brief illness in Hartford Hospital on Oct. 3, 2017.  She was 74 years old and a life-long resident of Canaan Valley in North Canaan.

She graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School and from business school in Hartford. She spent the majority of her working years as a bookkeeper, mostly at a nursing home in Canaan Valley, where she worked for more than 40 years, until her retirement.  Barbara and Paul were married for 55 years.

Bruce Haynes

MILLERTON — Bruce Haynes, 91, left this life on Oct. 7, 2017, after a long full life spent providing for his family and doing the things he loved while living in Skowhegan, Maine.  

He was born Sept. 26, 1926, in Ossining, N.Y., the only  child of William and Ellen Haynes. 

After grade school in Ridgefield Park, N.J., the family began a transition to Pine Plains, starting with the purchase of some farmland. Persistent effort on weekends and vacations saw growth from tent to cottage to eventual house in 1939.

Joan L. Cannon

LAKEVILLE — Joan L. Cannon died peacefully at Noble Horizons on Oct. 11, 2017.

She was born in New York City in 1928, the only child of Virginia (Vance)and Ernest LaPrade. She attended Friends Seminary in New York and graduated with a degree in English literature from Carleton College in 1950. In 1952 she married Roger Cannon and they soon moved to Sherman, Conn., to raise their family.

Robert John Russin

MILLERTON — Robert John Russin, 89, died at his home in Millerton on Oct. 8, 2017, after a long, courageous battle with lung cancer. 

Born April 2, 1928, in Watertown, Conn., he was the husband of Patricia (Prescott) Russin, who predeceased him earlier this year. They were married for 67 years.

Bob was a dairy farmer. In 1968 he moved his home farm from Watertown to Millerton, where he continued to farm. 

He retired from the farm business in 1988. His son, Jack, continued the family business in Madison, N.Y.