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Betty Barron

Jan 28, 1929 - Dec 06, 2023

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Williamstown, MA

Betty S. (Sprowson) Walsh Barron, 94 of Williamstown, MA died Wednesday December 6, 2023 at Williamstown Commons. She was born in North Adams, MA on January 28, 1929, a daughter of William H. and Florence (DeGuzzi) Sprowson. She graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1947. Betty was last employed by the Williamstown Visiting Nurse Association for about 12 years until her retirement. Before that, she worked at the Hoosac Cotton Mill, Newberry's, Carroll's Restaurant and the Dug-Ou...Read More

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Sherrill L. McGowan

Mar 30, 1947 - Feb 25, 2024

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Williamstown, MA

Sherrill L. (Gendron) McGowan, 76 of Williamstown died on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Sherill was born in Williamstown on March 30, 1947 a daughter of the late Victor & Blanche (Girard) Gendron. She attended local schools and graduated from Mount Greylock Regional High School. Sherill was employed at several local businesses in the area and was a devoted and loyal administrative assistant. She enjoyed gardening, cleaning, knitting, crocheting, going to Dunkin’ and most importantly spending time with her family. Sherill married Edward Michael McGowan on October 23, 1970. They shared 53 years of marriage. Besides her husband, Sherrill leaves her sons, Christopher Morehouse, Shawn McGowan (Michael) and Scott McGowan (Heather). He also leaves his grandchildren, Marissa Morehouse, Haylie Morehouse, and Linden Louise McGowan. She also leaves a sister, Wendy Gendron. She was predeceased by her sister, Carol Strzepek and brothers, Daniel Gendron, and David Gendron. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice Care, especially Linda. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services for Sherrill McGowan will be private on March 5, 2024 at Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Homes – WEST CHAPEL 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA 01247. Donations may be made to Hospice Care in the Berkshires, 877 South Street Suite 1, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

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Toby Matthew Woods

May 10, 2005 - Feb 21, 2024

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Williamstown, MA

Toby Matthew Woods, age 18, died on February 21, 2024 in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Toby was born in Stamford, Connecticut on May 10, 2005 to Peter and Kristina Woods. He spent his entire childhood in New Canaan, Connecticut with his parents and his older brother Nicholas. He was full of joys and loves and deep passions – for classical music, cello, piano, travel, learning, hiking, cooking, Legos, puzzles, business, sushi and urban design. He loved roller coasters, the higher and faster the better. He loved explaining complicated things and he was so amazingly good at it. And it’s hard to convey how much music meant to him, how much it touched his soul – playing it, listening to it, sharing it. He had a wonderful set of friends – his tight-knit academic group of kids from the high school, his deep connections with his fellow musicians from his orchestra and chamber music groups, and many other individuals that he had incredible one-on-one relationships with even though they weren’t a part of any particular group together. And he shared so many interests and passions with his big brother Nicholas. He had started his time at Williams College with the energy and enthusiasm that he brought to everything he did, diving into challenging courses in economics, opera, advanced math and philosophy. He had gone hiking and skiing in the beautiful mountains near Williamstown. He adored the artwork at the Clark Museum. He was involved in multiple music groups including the semi-professional Berkshire Symphony. He always had an eye to the future and so had competed to earn a place in the student-run consulting group. When we visited him on campus this fall, it was so lovely when we’d hear friendly voices calling out “Hey Toby.” He loved traveling to England to visit extended family. Some of his favorite things were picking out London Underground routes with Nicholas, exploring different London neighborhoods, drinking flat white coffees, eating loads of English candy, and going to as many classical music concerts as he could fit in to the trip. He always looked forward to our family hiking trips in Switzerland and the feeling of being absorbed in the beauty of the mountains. And he was fascinated by other cities in Europe where he’d seen all of the different ways urban environments can be built, with more space for pedestrians and bicycles and trains, and he dreamed of someday helping to make changes to all of those things here at home. He is survived by his parents, Peter and Kristina Woods, his brother Nicholas, his grandmother (“Nana”) Elaine Wojcik Lynnworth, his aunts and uncles: Joe and Jane Wojcik, Jackie and Roo Gold, and Richard and Kate Woods. He is also survived by the cousins he loved so much: Alex and Ashley Wojcik and Ellie, Fred and Louisa Gold. He is predeceased by his grandfather (“Papa”) Frank Wojcik and his grandparents Shirley and John Woods (“Granny and Grandpa”). In lieu of flowers, please send any memories you might have of Toby to his family. Any donations can be made to the Toby Woods Memorial Fund c/o New Canaan Community Foundation, 111 Cherry St, New Canaan, CT 06840 or online at www.bit.ly/TobyWoodsMemorialFund. This fund will be used to support music, education and mental health. A celebration of his life will take place on Sunday, March 10th at 2pm at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan. All are welcome.

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Betty Lou (Flanders) Orell

Nov 07, 1940 - Feb 17, 2024

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Williamstown, MA

Betty Lou (Flanders) Orell, of Williamstown, MA. died Saturday February 17, 2024 at Williamstown Commons. She was born in North Adams on November 7, 1940 a daughter of Harold and Margaret Ann (Blake) Flanders. Betty attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School. She was self employed as a house cleaner for several families in the area; she also served with her late husband Paul as the supervisor for the Williamstown Elementary School playground and as a crossing guard. She was last employed at Mass MoCA. She was a longtime member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in North Adams. Her husband of 65 years Paul Noel Orell died December 16, 2023. Survivors include her loving children, Richard Orell and his wife Doris of North Adams; Deborah Cooper and her husband Joe of Clarksburg; and grandchildren Misty Cooper, Kathy Boucher and her husband Curtis, Aiden Cooper; great grandchildren, Elliana Boucher, Ayla Boucher and Jack Cooper Chesbro. She was predeceased by sisters and brothers Idella Flanders, Edith Flanders, Sylvia Orell, Evelyn Marshall, Margaret Farmakidis, Richard Flanders and James Flanders. At Betty’s request there are no calling hours. A Memorial talk will take place 1:00 PM on March 9, 2024, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, West Shaft Road Terrace in North Adams, MA. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.

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Joan Margaret Paradis

Aug 31, 1931 - Feb 20, 2024

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Williamstown, MA

Joan Margaret (Gagnon) Paradis 92, of Williamstown died Tuesday February 20, 2024 at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Adams on August 31, 1931 the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Chappuis) Gagnon. The family moved to North Adams where she attended Holy Family Parochial School and graduated from St. Joseph High School with the class of 1948. She also graduated from Bay Path Junior College in 1950. Joan was employed at Mount Herman School for Boys and then returned to North Adams where she was employed at Sprague Electric Co. In 1958 she moved to Williamstown and was employed as a teacher aid at the Williamstown Elementary School before obtaining the position of administration secretary to the principal at Mt. Greylock High retiring in 1988. Joan was a communicant of St. Raphael Church where she was a member of the Bell Choir and Finance Committee. She also was a member of the Williamstown Grange #366 and would take notes for the Williamstown Select Broad and Finance Board. She enjoyed knitting, puzzles and her cats. Survivors include her children Susan Andreski of Holiday, FL, Laurie Simon (Keith) of North Adams, Karen Jolin (Gary) of Williamstown, grandchildren Kyle Jolin (Jill), Kristopher Jolin (Thais), Marc Simon, Jill Simon Qudsi (Ramiz) and great grandchild Skyla Jolin. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday February 24, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. Saints Patrick & Raphael Church in Williamstown. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. A calling hour will take on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested for the Saints Patrick & Raphael Food Pantry or the Berkshire Humane Society through the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. To add to the book of Memories, please visit flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.

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Joseph Arthur King

Feb 24, 1937 - Jan 30, 2024

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Williamstown, MA

Joseph Arthur King, of Williamstown, MA, died Tuesday January 30, 2024, at Williamstown Commons surrounded by his family. He was born in North Adams on February 24, 1937, to the late Frederick Irving and Ruth May (Sweeney) King. Joseph attended schools in North Adams. On September 24, 1960, he married Beverly Jean O’Neill and were married for 60 years until her passing in 2020. He was employed at the Arnold Print Works in Adams and at Williams College at the former Baxter Hall for many years he worked as an assistant manager at Burger King in Williamstown, North Adams, Lee and at the Mall in Lanesboro. Joseph was a member of the Community Bible Church in Williamstown. He was an avid Boston sports fan, particularly the Red Sox and the Patriots. Joseph leaves behind his daughters Susan C. King of North Adams, Laura J. Photos of Bethany, CT, and Victoria M. Slater of North Adams, and son Joseph R. King of Williamstown. He also leaves behind grandchildren Nicole Slater, Nicolas and Alexis Photos, Jaedin King, sister Beverly L. Cloutier, and brother Ronald King. Joseph is predeceased by his wife Beverly Jean King, sisters Ruth Adams, Shirley Gardner, Evelyn Shade-Ritcher, and brother Frederick King. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Graveside Service will take place at a later date in the spring at the family plot in Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown, MA. Memorial donations are suggested for PopCares through the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com

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James C. Gibbons

Oct 30, 1946 - Jan 10, 2024

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Williamstown, MA

WILLIAMSTOWN- James C. Gibbons of the Berkshires passed away peacefully on January 10th, 2024. Jim (aka Gibbo, Papa Bear, Granddad) is survived by best friend and wife of almost 53 years, Judy; children David (Kate) Gibbons, Jorie (Ryan) Widener, and Wendy Gibbons; granddaughters Brooke Gibbons, Madeline Widener and Eloise Widener. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Paige Gibbons. Jim was educated on the East Coast and spent 6 ½ years serving in the Army National Guard. Jim worked in finance and his career took him all over the county and the world. Jim enjoyed sharing his free time reading, traveling, camping out in nature, and laughing. Jim’s greatest love was his family. He loved to hear his granddaughters’ stories and to see them grow into lovely young women. Jim will be remembered for his thoughtful manner, his gregarious laugh and his love for his family. He is missed by his family and friends. According to Jim’s wishes, a private family gathering was held to remember his life and celebrate Jim’s legacy. In lieu of flowers or meals, contributions can be made in Jim’s memory to: Northern Berkshire EMS 10 Harris St. North Adams, MA 01247 or Monroe Community College Association Healthy Hero Summer Camp 1000 E. Henrietta Road Rochester, NY 14623

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Barbara Neen Park

Sep 21, 1933 - Dec 31, 2023

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Williamstown, MA

Barbara “Neen” (Notsley) Park, 90 of Williamstown died Sunday, December 31, 2023 at Berkshire Medical Center. She was born in New London, CT on September 21, 1933, a daughter of Charles Notsley and Mary (Dufresne) Notsley. Barbara attended schools in Williamstown and graduated with the Class of 1951 from Williamstown High School. She was employed as a pharmacy technician at North Adams Regional Hospital for several years. Barbara was an avid bowler and Red Sox fan, and she enjoyed knitting, traveling and taking cruises. She loved going to her children’s, grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s activities to show her support. She was a 50-year member of TOPS Local #187 and was known for her delicious chocolate chip cookies. Her husband Richard Park died on October 9, 2001. She is survived by her children; Cathleen Dow of Williamstown, Patti Malanga of North Adams, Heidi Braman of North Adams and Richard Park Jr. (Eric Anderson) of Cambridge, MA. She also leaves eight grandchildren Ashleigh Thomas (Rob), Christopher Dow (Cheryl), Benjamin Malanga (Amy), Katelyn Sedon (Jonathan), Jonathan Malanga (Holly), Samuel Braman (Terri), Patrick Braman (Sarah) and Zachary Braman (Ashley); thirteen great-grandchildren and two brothers John Notsley (Joanne) and Thomas Notsley. She was predeceased by a son- in- law Mitchell Braman and brother Michael Notsley. Funeral Services for Barbara “Neen” Park will take place on Monday January 8, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. Calling Hours are Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the family plot in Westlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested for the North Adams First Baptist Church Youth Group. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.

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Mary Elizabeth Gangemi

Mar 07, 1931 - Dec 28, 2023

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Williamstown, MA

Mary Elizabeth Gangemi ( Morrissey) 92, of Williamstown, MA passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 28th 2023 surrounded by family in her home in Williamstown, MA. Mary was born in North Adams, MA, daughter of the late Edward Michael and Agnes Grace (Denney) Morrissey. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband of 68 years, J. Marvin Gangemi in 2021. Mary was a graduate of St. Joseph’s High School and St. Luke’s Nursing College, and generously provided healthcare for every community she lived in. Early in her career, Mary served as a personal nurse for numerous clients in the Berkshire community, most notably, Robert Sterling Clark, founder of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown. Mary was the Health Services Coordinator and clinical nurse in the Student Health and Wellness Services Center at Williams College from 1975 to 1997. Mary’s nursing skills and kind heart were greatly appreciated at Williams where she built life-long friendships with many of the students and faculty she served. Mary will be remembered for her generosity and hospitality. In the 1960s, she and her husband Marvin founded Camp Tamarack in Florida, MA which they operated for 20 years, welcoming youth from surrounding communities to experience the joys of the outdoors and develop lifelong friendships. Their legacy continues at the Manice Education Center which provides NYC youth with leadership and environmental experiences. In 1984, she and Marvin started a successful bed and breakfast at Steep Acres Farm, which became a gathering place for Williams College alumni, Williamstown Theater actors and visitors from all over the world. Mary was renowned for her cooking, had a number of recipes published, and received a feature for her “Baked French Toast” in Bon Appetit Magazine. Mary loved to travel and frequently visited her children and grandchildren across the country. Mary and Marvin also went on numerous international trips exploring the food and traditions of other countries. Mary was a devoted wife, mother, and friend who loved gathering with her large extended family, and expansive group of close friends. She married James Marvin Gangemi in 1953 and they raised a family of six children as well as a host of dogs and farm animals. Mary is survived by her, son Daniel Gangemi of Sarasota, FL, daughter Sarah Bardo and husband Seth of Stamford, VT, daughter Johanna Gangemi of Gold Hill, CO, son John Gangemi and wife Robin Bissell of Columbia Falls, MT, son Tony Gangemi and wife Dabney Langellier of Whitefish, MT, and daughter Mary Kate Bronder and husband Michael of Andover, MA. Mary is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Marvin, and her sister Sheila Brothers (Morrissey). A celebration of life will be announced in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s name at Hospice Care in the Berkshires (https://hcib.org/support-hospice-care-berkshires/) or to Christadora and the Manice Education Center (https://secure.givelively.org/donate/christodora-inc). To add to the book of memories, please visit flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.

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Paul Orell

May 22, 1941 - Dec 16, 2023

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Williamstown, MA

Paul N. Orell, 82 of Williamstown, MA. died Saturday December 16, 2023 at the home of his son surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Williamstown on May 22, 1941 a son of the late Napoleon and Ellen (LeBeau) Orell. He attended schools in Williamstown and was a member of the Massachusetts National Guard. Paul was employed at the Pownal Tannery and Cornish Wire in Williamstown; he then was employed for several years at General Electric in Pittsfield before retiring from Mass MOCA. Paul and his wife Betty also worked as supervisors for the Williamstown Elementary School playground and as crossing guards. Many former students fondly remembered him and called him Mr. Paul which made him feel proud that he was still remembered by his former students. Paul was an avid photographer, enjoyed fishing in the summer and winter, camping, and his beloved tropical fish. He was a longtime member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. His family meant everything to him and they learned to love his hobbies. Survivors include his wife of 65 years Betty Lou (Flanders) Orell, son Richard Orell and his wife Doris of North Adams, Deborah Cooper and her husband Joe of Clarksburg; grandchildren Misty Cooper, Kathy Boucher and her husband Curtis, Aiden Cooper; great grandchildren Elliana Boucher, Ayla Boucher and Jack Cooper Chesbro and sister Joyce Orell of Williamstown. He was predeceased by two brothers Harry "Skip" Orell and Richard "Dick" Orell. At Paul's request there are no calling hours. A Memorial Talk will take place at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, West Shaft Road Terrace in North Adams on Saturday January 6, 2024 at 1:00 PM. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www. flynndagnolifuneralhomes. com

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Betty Barron

Jan 28, 1929 - Dec 06, 2023

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Williamstown, MA

Betty S. (Sprowson) Walsh Barron, 94 of Williamstown, MA died Wednesday December 6, 2023 at Williamstown Commons. She was born in North Adams, MA on January 28, 1929, a daughter of William H. and Florence (DeGuzzi) Sprowson. She graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1947. Betty was last employed by the Williamstown Visiting Nurse Association for about 12 years until her retirement. Before that, she worked at the Hoosac Cotton Mill, Newberry's, Carroll's Restaurant and the Dug-Out Restaurant. She was a member of the former Williamstown Methodist Church. Betty enjoyed crossword puzzles, gardening and reading. She was the widow of Charles A. Barron who died in 1990. They were married in 1980. Her first husband was Lawrence Walsh who died April 11, 1978. Survivors include two sons, Lawrence W. Walsh of Yulee, FL and Paul C. Walsh (Patricia) of Green Cove Springs, FL and one stepson, William C. Barron of IL. She also leaves four grandchildren including Patrick Walsh, Pablo Walsh, William Walsh and Jennifer Lynn Dettelback; a great grandson, Christopher Walsh, son of Patrick; one brother, Edward Sprowson of Hamden, CT; one sister, Emily Filiault of Stamford, VT and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers and one sister, F. Mae Sprowson Osborn; James, William and Albert Sprowson. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Betty Walsh Barron will be Tuesday December 12, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Sherman Burbank Memorial Chapel in Eastlawn Cemetery in Williamstown. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. There are no calling hours. The FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL at 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA is in charge of arrangements. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www. flynndagnolifuneralhomes. com

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