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Edith Meininger (nee Goldfarb), 100, of Austerlitz, N.Y.

In keeping with Edith’s wishes, there will be no funeral. A private burial service for family will be held at Chatham Rural Cemetery.

Kathryn (Kannar) Aberdale, 70, of Westlake, Fla.

A funeral mass will be held for Kathryn at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Corpus Christi Church, on Main Street in Housatonic on Wednesday, March 27, at 10 a.m., before her body will be laid to rest in Saint Bridget's Cemetery on Van Deusenville Road in Housatonic. Family will receive friends on Tuesday March 26, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Birches-Roy Funeral Home.

Morton ‘Morty’ Josel, 87, of Alford

Funeral service for Morton "Morty" Josel will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 10 a.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshire in Great Barrington. Burial will be held at New Montefiore Cemetery in West Babylon, N.Y.

Thomas Joseph ‘Tom’ Poole, 84, of Great Barrington

The family wants to thank the staff at Mount Carmel Care Center in Lenox and the staff at Sugar Hill Assisted Living in Dalton for the care, compassion, and comfort they provided Tom during his days at these facilities.

Ilona A. ‘Lola’ Rubino, 73, of Great Barrington

A private family service will be held on Friday, March 15, 2024, at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, followed by a family graveside service at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Great Barrington.

Marcella B. Merker, 105, of Lenox

The funeral for Ms. Marcella Merker will be held Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 10 a.m., at St. Ann's Parish Center with Father CJ Waitekus officiating. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in Belmont Cemetery in Belmont, Mass. at a later date.

Ruth D. Salvatore, 93, of Lenox

A liturgy of Christian Burial for Ruth D. Salvatore will be celebrated on Thursday, March 7, at 12 p.m., at St. Ann's Church in Lenox by the Rev. William Murphy, Pastor of St. Peter's Church in Great Barrington. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday evening, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Roche Funeral Home in Lenox.

Thomas Andrew Hynes Jr., 77, of Lenox

A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at 11 a.m., at St. Ann's Church in Lenox. Calling hours will be Monday, March 11, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Roche Funeral Home.

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Quick Whitbeck, 90, of Mount Washington

A graveside service will be on May 18 at the Cross Road cemetery in Mount Washington at 11 a.m.

Paul Joseph Hickey, 87, native of Great Barrington, died on February 21 at his home in Lenox.

Paul was dedicated to preserving the history of his hometown of Great Barrington and to serving his community.

David Haust, 74, of Richmond

On this, and every day, it would be David’s wish that each of us is sure to tell the people we love how much we love them, appreciate them, and are grateful for their presence in our lives.

Anita Coons of Great Barrington

There will be no calling hours. Donations in Anita’s memory can be made to HospiceCare of the Berkshires or American Macular Degeneration Foundation.

Mary Louise Allen, 74, of West Stockbridge

In keeping with Mary’s wishes, all services were private. Birches-Roy Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Cynthia Marie ‘Pooh Bear’ Keefner, 61, of Canaan, Conn.

The Keefner family invites you to join them in a memorial service honoring Cynthia's life on Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Cove Bowling Alley in Great Barrington. Arrangements for Cynthia's services have been entrusted to Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home in Great Barrington.

Peter Pshenishny, 96, of Sheffield

A Celebration of Life for Peter Pshenishny will be held on Sunday, March 3, at 1 p.m., at the James A. Modolo Post in Great Barrington.

(Arthur) Scott Bachetti, 71, of Sheffield

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 29, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home. A private family service will be held on March 1, 2024.

Emilia J. Bassett Fracasso, 85, formerly of Sheffield

The family of Emilia Bassett Fracasso will receive friends on Monday, February 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a service at noon conducted by Rev. Robert Miskell, pastor of Our Lady of the Valley Church, at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home in Great Barrington.