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Obituaries

Francis James D’Alessio

PINE PLAINS — It is with great sadness that Melinda D’Alessio Vazquez, daughter of Francis James D’Alessio, announces his passing at the age of 79, at home with her and the family on Jan. 23, 2018.

 Francis “Frank” served in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1961. After his time served, he worked for Hartford Machine as a toolmaker.

Frank had a love for the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing and spending time by the water. 

In appreciation: Debbie Wheeler

We would like to thank everyone for the love and kindness during the loss of a wonderful lady, our beloved Debbie Wheeler. 

She was a loving partner of 30 years, a friend to everyone she met and a dear member of our family. You will be in our hearts forever.

Millerton American Legion #178, many friends and family, we thank you from the bottoms of our hearts. 

John Bonhotel and family

Salisbury

Chad Michael Malarchuk

HILLSDALE — Chad Michael Malarchuk, 46, of Hillsdale, N.Y., died suddenly on Jan. 28, 2018, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, N.Y.

He was born on Aug. 18, 1971, in Rhinebeck, N.Y., the son of Pamela J. (Roche) and Alexander “Mike” Malarchuk of Millerton.

Chad was a hairdresser for 29 years in Millerton and for the past 13 years owned Chad’s Hair Studio. He was also enrolled at Hudson Valley Community College in the Mortuary Science Department. He was scheduled to graduate in May of this year.

Richard L. Carley

SHARON— Richard L. Carley, 80, of Sharon passed peacefully from this life surrounded by his family on Jan. 27, 2018. He was the husband of Mary Anne Carley. They were married for 59 and a half years. He was known to many as Dick.

Richard was born on Feb. 6, 1937, in Washington, D.C.,  and moved to Sharon at the age of 5. He was the son of the late Rose Marie and Richard A. Carley. At the age of 10, he lost his leg in a barn accident on Sharon Mountain. 

Kathy Marie Wohlfert

NORTH CANAAN — Kathy Marie (Canfield) Wohlfert, wife of Frederick M. Wohlfert, died suddenly on Jan. 29, 2018, at Sharon Hospital after being stricken at her home. 

Mrs. Wohlfert was a daughter of the late Malcolm and Mary Canfield of Falls Village and was a lifelong resident of the region.

Funeral arrangements are pending. A full obituary will appear in the Feb. 8 Lakeville Journal and Millerton News.

Cornelia ‘Connie’ (Gottliebsen) Whittle

SALISBURY — Cornelia “Connie” (Gottliebsen) Whittle died peacefully in her sleep on Christmas Eve 2017.  

Born in Albany, N.Y., on Oct. 6, 1919, Connie grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Salisbury High School.  

She married Arthur Whittle on Aug. 29, 1937.  

Connie is survived by one daughter, Alma (Whittle) Keilty of Minnesota; seven granddaughters; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  

Matthew Willard ‘Wink’ Lampe II

WARREN — Matthew Willard “Wink” Lampe II, 71, died peacefully in his sleep Jan. 17, 2018, at his home.  He was the loving husband of Jo Ellen Lampe.

Wink was born Dec. 3, 1946, in Chicago, Ill., the son of the late Margaret “Missie” (Phillips) and John Lampe.  

He graduated from Abington High School in Abington, Pa., and then Muskingum College in 1969 with a double major in history and classics. He earned a master’s degree in classics from the University of Vermont in 1969. 

Allyn W. Bierce

FALLS VILLAGE — Allyn W. Bierce, 80, a lifelong resident of Falls Village, succumbed from a long list of medical issues on Jan. 28, 2018, at Sharon Health Care Center’s Hospice facility, following a brief stay.

Allyn was a 52-year member of the Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department and the Falls Village Volunteer Ambulance Service as a driver. He was a 33rd degree Mason with the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Connecticut for 50 years.  

Amy Viola Whitcomb

CORNWALL — Amy Viola Whitcomb, 68, a longtime resident of Cornwall, died peacefully at Sharon Health Care Center on Jan. 19, 2018.  

She was born June 30, 1949, in Torrington, the daughter of Edwin Hoffman and Florence Viola (Smith) Whitcomb.

Amy worked for many years as a secretary for the practice of Dr. David Kurish in Sharon.  

She was a member of the United Church of Christ Cornwall and served the church as a deacon.  

Cornelia ‘Connie’ (Gottliebsen) Whittle

SALISBURY — Cornelia “Connie” (Gottliebsen) Whittle died peacefully in her sleep on Christmas Eve 2017.  

Born in Albany, N.Y., on Oct. 6, 1919, Connie grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Salisbury High School.  

She married Arthur Whittle on Aug. 29, 1937.  

Connie is survived by one daughter, Alma (Whittle) Keilty of Minnesota; seven granddaughters; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.