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MILLERTON — Jean Snow, 90, formerly of Millerton, died peacefully on March 10, 2011, at Sharon Health Care Center. Her husband, William, predeceased her in 2004, while they were residing in Arizona. She was born in New York City on Oct. 11, 1920, to Fannie and John Bruscini.
She and her husband, “Bill,” came to Millerton in 1952 from Bronx, N.Y., after spending several summers at Taconic State Park with their three daughters.
Mrs. Snow opened a small eatery next to their home on Route 22 in the village, known as the Snack Shack, where many locals gathered for her famous pies and meatball grinders while listening to the oldies but goodies on 45s.
She was a member of the Gnadensee Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star in Millerton and later in the Berkeley Chapter No. 95 of Norwalk, Conn., where she served
as worthy matron in 1964. She volunteered much of her time for the community, and was a Girl Scout leader for a number of years. She is also remembered as a talented seamstress.
After leaving Millerton and moving to Norwalk, Mrs. Snow worked for the
board of education. She and her husband, who was a carpenter and jack-of-all trades, took early retirement, and for more than 30 years enjoyed traveling around the U.S. They settled in Arizona and Las Vegas because they loved the climate and because, as Mr. Snow often said, there are no clocks in Las Vegas.
They made many trips from the southwest to Montana and Idaho to fish and sell their wares at flea markets. Each summer for many years they would head east and spend summers in Millerton with their grandchildren, who were treated to camping trips and lots of fishing at nearby Twin Lakes. They lived simply but happily and healthily and enjoyed all their journeys and the many friends they met along the way.
Mrs. Snow is survived by her three daughters, Catherine Fenn and John Crawford, Jeanne Purdy and Margaret Newman; four grandchildren, Todd, Tyler and Leigh Ann Fenn and Laura Bixby; and two great-grandchildren, John and Rachel.
Memorial services are private. Donations may be made to the Millerton Rescue Squad.