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George F. Wilkens

AMENIA — George F. Wilkens, 94, of Amenia, and formerly of Bedford, N.Y., died Jan. 12, 2022. He had recovered from a serious fall in November but developed pneumonia at Christmastime. He was the loving husband of Mary Ann Wilkens.

George was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 3, 1928, the son of Anna (Reischer) and George W. Wilkens.

Teri ‘Teresa’ Fournier Traver

HILLSDALE —Mrs. Teri “Teresa” Fournier Traver, 70, of Jonesborough,Tenn., passed away Jan. 12, 2022, at her residence.

Mrs. Traver was born in Willimantic, Conn., on April 5, 1951, to Margaret (Poirier) and Richard Fournier.

She retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a Mail Carrier in Duchess County, N.Y.

In appreciation: Ann Arensberg

When I heard of Ann’s death, I was immediately transported to the memory of her that remains strongest and most immediate.  We were at a writer’s conference in Miami, Ohio, in the hotel where they put us up.  Beyond the work of the conference, she was reading a book of my poems she had recently acquired and had some thoughts about it.  She calle

In appreciation: Ann Arensberg

We first met Ann Arensberg at a stodgy gathering which included several impressive people who impressed us as being very impressed with themselves.

Of all these people, Ann was the one who, as a National Book Award winner, had the best reason to be pretentious.

And she had zero pretense about her. She never did.

Charles ‘Charlie’ Paine

LAKEVILLE — Charles “Charlie” Paine, 88, of Lake–ville, died on Dec. 28, 2021, at Toby Hospital in Wareham, Mass. He was the loving husband of the late Nancy Paine.

Charlie was born Feb. 2, 1933, in Millerton, the son of the late Mary (Hoysradt) and Charles Paine.


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