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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. 

Doris ‘Meme’ Miller

GREAT BARRINGTON — Doris “Meme” Miller, 80, passed away on June 26, 2020, at her home in Port Charlotte, Fla.

Born on Dec. 12, 1939, in Great Barrington, she was the first child of the late John A. DeLand Sr. and Luella (Markham) DeLand.

S. Peter Law

AMESVILLE — S. Peter Law, a longtime resident of Rowayton, Conn., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, June 26, 2020, at the age of 93 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Law and Alan Lovejoy of Amesville, with whom he had lived since 2015. 

John D. Perry

CORNWALL — John D. Perry, age 83, died June 17, 2020, of natural causes after living with Parkinson’s disease for over 20 years. 

John was born May 6, 1937, in Isleworth, London, England, to Herbert Perry and Phyllis Ivy Perry. 

John excelled in school and sports. 

He served in the British Army from 1956-58. 


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