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Tate R. Riva

NORTH CANAAN — Tate R. Riva, 28, of Main Street, passed on Oct. 31, 2020, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., after a courageous struggle against cancer.  

Tate was born Feb. 15, 1992, in Great Barrington, son of Russell P. “Rusty” Riva of North Canaan and Catherine “Cathy” Bartow of Sheffield, Mass. 

John G. Prause

SALISBURY — John G. Prause, 87, of the Taconic section of Salisbury, died Oct. 27, 2020. 

He was the husband of Marianne Gloeckl, who survives at home. They were married on Oct. 25, 1958, in Lakeville.

Mr. Prause was born April 9, 1933, in Hausdorf, Germany (which is now Jugov, Poland), the son of the late Rosalie Prause.

Marilyn ‘Sue’ (Merwin) Stone

SHARON —Marilyn “Sue” (Merwin) Stone, 87, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away on Oct. 20, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla.  

Sue was born in Sharon on June 28, 1933, the daughter of Hazel (Meader) and Seth T. Merwin Sr.  

She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from SUNY Cortland in 1956.  

Joan (Walsh) Johnson Killawee

NORTH CANAAN — Joan (Walsh) Johnson Killawee, 85, of North Canaan, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 22, 2020, with her loving husband, John Killawee, by her side.

A longtime resident of North Canaan, Joan was born on May 24, 1935, to Alice (McGee) and William B. Walsh of Lakeville.

Abel Wetmore Lee Jr.

NORTH CANAAN — Abel W. Lee Jr., 87, died peacefully on Oct. 22, 2020, at Geer Village.  

He was born Aug. 18, 1933, in Winsted to the late Agnes (Case) and Abel W. Lee Sr. and lived his entire life in Connecticut.  

As a boy, he grew up on the family farm in Oxford. 

Arlene M. Brower

PINE PLAINS — Arlene M. Brower, 92, died suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at Sharon Health Care Center.

Miss Brower was born Nov. 15, 1927, on the family farm in Ancram Lead Mines, N.Y.,(Ancramdale), the daughter of Nellie (Miller) and Edward Brower.

Sister Mary Schaefer

NORTH CANAAN — Sister Mary Schaefer (formerly known as Sister Bernard Mary), 91, entered fully into God’s embrace on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at St. Mary Home in West Hartford, Conn.  

She was born Sept. 4, 1929, in Torrington. Her family moved to North Canaan in 1934. Mary was the daughter of Anna McCafferty and George J. Schaefer. 


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