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Patricia A. Preston

WEST CORNWALL — Patricia “Patty” Preston, 81, of West Cornwall, devoted and loving wife of Jack Preston, passed away on Dec. 7, 2020. Patty was preceded in death by her parents, Corinne and John White; and her brother Jack White and his wife, Gerri, of Torrington.

Mary Anna Booth

MILLERTON — Mary Anna Booth, 90, an 87-year resident of Millerton, and most recently of Rhinebeck, N.Y., died peacefully on Dec. 7, 2020, at The Thompson House where she had resided in comfort for the past three years. She was surrounded by her loving caregivers at the time of her passing.

Barbara E. McGhee

MILLERTON — Barbara E. McGhee, 84, a 55-year resident of Millerton and most recently of Salisbury, since 2008, died peacefully on Dec. 8, 2020, at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North Canaan. Barbara worked for Delson’s Dept.

Anita J. (Beltran) Gil

NORTH CANAAN — Anita J. (Beltran) Gil, 104, of Quinn Street in Wangum Village, died Dec. 10, 2020, at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North Canaan.  She was the widow of Raymond Gil.  

Anita was born May 13, 1916, in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Anna (Cox) and Henry Beltran.

Elizabeth Ann Ober

LITCHFIELD — Elizabeth Ann Ober, 82, died Nov. 30, 2020, in Litchfield. The Rev. Douglas Worthington, of St. Andrew’s Church in Kent, officiated at a family service at Liz’s bedside on November 29. 

She was born in Chicago, Ill., on April 4, 1938, to Wilfred Schaeffer Stone, a patent lawyer in Chicago, and Mary Elizabeth née Kunkel.

Edward Joseph Maillet

MILLERTON — Edward Joseph Maillet, 77, a 40-year resident of Millerton, died peacefully on Dec. 6, 2020, at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. Mr. Maillet was a warehouseman for 39 years at the Millerton Agway prior to his retirement.

Julia (Boulton) Scott

WEST CORNWALL — Julia Boulton Scott, 87, of Cream Hill Road, died peacefully on Nov. 30, 2020, at Geer Village. She was the loving wife of the late John Findlay Scott.

Julia was born on April 6, 1933, in Calcutta, India, the eldest daughter of The Very Reverend Walter and Kathleen Lorna (Yorke-Batley) Boulton. 

Hans Joerg Meili

AMENIA — Hans Joerg Meili (known to many in the area as “Joerg”) was born in Zurich, Switzerland, on Nov. 14, 1929, and died peacefully at his home in Amenia on Dec. 4, 2020. 

The son of Dr. Juris Hans Meili-Laetsch and Elisabeth Meili-Laetsch, Joerg was the eldest of his three brothers: Dieter (deceased), Christoph and Adrian. 


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