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Ann (Watkins) Schopp

NORTH CANAAN — Beverly Ann (Watkins)Schopp, 87, of Claverack, N.Y., and North Canaan, passed away March 1, 2022, in the comfort of her home in North Canaan.

Born in Brooklyn on Oct. 28, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Vincent Benjamin and Gertrude Charles Watkins.

Lois C. Bailey

MILLERTON — Lois C. Bailey, 67, a 39-year resident of Millerton, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at Vassar Bros. Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.

Lois worked as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service out of the Dover Plains Post Office for 33 years prior to her retirement in 2010.

Jim Charlton

LAKEVILLE — Jim Charlton of New York City and Lakeville died on Feb. 13, 2022, from complications of the seasonal flu. He was 82.  A longtime fixture in the West Village, he liked to say he lived only a few blocks from where he was born: St. Vincent’s Hospital in 1939.

Carl James ‘Jimmy’ Blair

NORTH CANAAN — Carl James “Jimmy” Blair of Danvers, Mass., passed away Jan. 31, 2022, at Waterbury Hospital 34 days after a devastating motor vehicle accident in East Canaan. He was hit head-on by a FedEx truck whose driver had fallen asleep at 9:30 a.m. in December 2021.

Marvin Douglas Hill Sr.

AMENIA — Marvin Douglas Hill Sr., 86, a longtime area resident formerly of Boston, Mass., died peacefully on Feb. 22, 2022, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Mr. Hill worked as a professional security guard for Boston City Hospital in Boston for over 20 years. He retired in 1987.

June Rosalie Feathers

NORTH CANAAN — June Rosalie Feathers died Feb. 23, 2022, at the age of 96 while a resident of Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation in North Canaan.

She was born Oct. 1, 1925, in Bristol, Conn.

She was married to John Feathers for 64 years. They raised four children in their home in the Canaan Valley.

Philip D. Waugh

SHARON — A lifelong resident of Sharon, Philip D. Waugh, 81, passed away peacefully on Feb. 15, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his loving wife, Dobrila, and his three children.

Philip was born on March 24, 1940, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Dr. David Darwin Waugh II and Bertha (Raeder) Waugh.

David A. Wheeler Sr.

CANAAN — David A. Wheeler Sr., 84, of West Main Street died Feb. 3, 2022, at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was the husband of the late Evelyn V. (Schufelt) Wheeler, who passed on Nov. 11,  2021. David and Evelyn were married for 62 years.

Raymond J. Duprey

CANAAN — Raymond J. Duprey, 86, of Sand Road, died Sunday evening Feb. 13, 2022, at Noble Horizons in Salisbury.

He was the husband of Judith (Giulian) Duprey.

Raymond was born Oct. 3, 1935, in Sharon, son of the late Ruth (Houghtaling) and Clarence Duprey.

In appreciation: Jim Charlton

We write to honor our dear friend Jim Charlton. We loved Jim as did everyone in his life, and our memories of Jim, in Lakeville and New York, are bright with his cheerful curiosities, deep affections (Lakeville International Wine Smackdown, croquet whites, tuxedoes) and twinkling eyes. Jim, we shall miss you.

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