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Obituaries

Eleanor ‘Buzzy’ (Bozzolo) Gatti

NORTH CANAAN — Eleanor “Buzzy” (Bozzolo) Gatti, 100, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2018, comfortable in her home in North Canaan after a courageous battle. She fought and made certain she saw everyone she loved in her last few days. She was essentially out but waited for her son, David, to arrive from California and passed within an hour of his arrival. 

Alfred Schorr Dietzel

WEST CORNWALL — Alfred Schorr Dietzel, 86, peacefully passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018.

​A native of St. Louis, Mo., Al was a veteran of the United States Army, having served proudly in France, where he joked that his position as a mail clerk made him “one of the most popular guys in his regiment.”  

Laurits W. Nielsen

MILLBROOK — Laurits W. Nielsen, 80, died April 2, 2018, at Sharon Health Care Center.

He was born on April 16, 1937, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Allen and Helen (Hanlon) Nielsen. He spent his childhood in Brooklyn and then graduated from Port Jefferson High School on Long Island.  

He served with the United States Navy from 1959 to 1962 in Norfolk, Va., aboard the USS Richard E. Kraus.   

Joseph Chester ‘Chet’ Murphy

AMENIA — Joseph Chester “Chet” Murphy passed away unexpectedly at his home on March 21, 2018.  

Chet was born in Sharon on Oct. 22, 1936,the son of Mary (Maroney) and William P. Murphy.  

He was predeceased by his parents and by  his brothers John, James and William Murphy.  

Alice M. Chase

SHARON — Alice M. Chase, 88, died peacefully at her home on March 31, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was the devoted wife of the late David R. Chase  Sr., who died in 2004.

Alice, born in Pine Plains on July 16, 1929, was the daughter of the late Minnie (Lawrence) and Vernon J. Cookingham. She married David Chase Sr. on Jan. 1, 1950, in South Amenia. 

A homemaker, Alice also owned a dairy farm with her husband. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and baking cakes and apple pies.

Christopher Marc Boults

SOUTHFIELD, Mass. — Christopher Marc Boults, 57, of Southfield, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 5, 2018, while out hiking in the village. 

Born in Sharon on Aug. 16, 1960, to Sina (Morgan) and Robert Boults, he was raised in Lakeville, attending Salisbury Central School and graduating from Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Class of 1978. 

Chris lived in New Marlborough for almost 25 years, with his wife and son.

Nancy T. (Tolliver) Warner

LAKEVILLE — Nancy T. (Tolliver) Warner, 99, of Millerton Road died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on March 27, 2018.  

Nancy was born on July 15, 1918, at her parents’ home in Ancramdale, N.Y. 

She was the daughter of the late Mary (Douglas) and William Tolliver.

Nancy was employed by the Department of Health for the state of New York as a secretary.  

Rose Elizabeth (Morton) Mather

NORTH CANAAN — Rose Elizabeth (Morton) Mather, 98, beloved wife of the late Robert James Mather Sr., died March 16, 2018. 

Born in Norwich, Conn., the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Smith) and John Morton, she was raised in Norwich and worked for many years for the Norwich Free Academy as an attendance officer. 

Emily Sue Lynch

SHARON — Emily Sue Lynch of Sharon died peacefully after a long illness, on April 3, 2018.  

She was born in 1937 in New Haven, Conn., to Roger and Jean Montgomery. She grew up in Madison, Conn., and spent every summer of her childhood and youth in Hadlyme, Conn., with her grandparents.  

She graduated from the Westtown School and Connecticut College.  

Alice M. Chase

SHARON — Alice M. Chase, 88, of Sharon died peacefully at her home on March 31, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was the devoted wife of the late David R. Chase Sr., who died in 2004.

Alice was born in Pine Plains on July 16, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Minnie (Lawrence) and Vernon J. Cookingham. 

She married David Chase Sr. on Jan. 1, 1950, in South Amenia. 

A homemaker, Alice also owned a dairy farm with her husband. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and baking cakes and apple pies.