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James A. Tanner Sr.

NORTH EAST — James A. Tanner Sr., 48, passed away Monday, July 13, 2020, at home.

He was born on April 6, 1972, in Sharon, the son of Roberta (Twing) and Arthur Tanner Jr. 

James was co-owner of Tanner’s Home Services in Millerton. 

Patricia McVicker Landis

NORTH CANAAN — Miss Patricia McVicker Landis, 87, of North Canaan Road, died July 16, 2020, at Sharon Hospital after a short illness.

She was born in Hackensack, N.J., on Feb. 22, 1933, the daughter of the late Helen (McVicker) and William Wilder Landis.  

Mary W. Stanton

NORTH CANAAN — Mary W. Stanton from Pittsfield, Mass., was born on April 18, 1926, to Kenneth and Lillian Whitman.

Mary passed away on July 6, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. 

In 1991, Mary left her home in North Canaan to move to sunny Sarasota, Fla. 

Robert J. Thornberry

SALISBURY — Robert J. Thornberry, 75, of Wills Point, Texas, died peacefully on July 9, 2020, in Wills Point. He was the beloved husband of Lydia Wells Thornberry. 

A private burial took place at Mount Riga Cemetery in Salisbury. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. 

Marion Glazer Olsen

SHARON — Marion Glazer Olsen passed away July 5, 2020, in Stuart, Fla., at the age of 91.  

She was a longtime resident of Sharon and Port Saint Lucie, Fla. She was predeceased by her husband, Norwald Olsen, of 56 years.  

Kevin Edward Neary

NORTH CANAAN — Kevin Edward Neary, 52, of North Canaan, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at his home from natural causes.  

He was born Aug. 16, 1967, to Joseph W. Neary Sr. and Ruth M. Neary in Meriden, Conn.  

Kevin grew up in Cornwall and graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School in 1984. 

Ruth Kessin

NORTH CANAAN — Ruth Kessin died on July 8, 2020, of old age. She was 105 and lived in the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North Canaan for the past 8 years. She was social, and loved to chat with the staff and other patients. 

Ruth was born into a large family in Bayonne, N.J., where she went to high school. 

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