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Peter Willmott

Jun 01, 1937 - Nov 11, 2023

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Williamstown, MA

Peter S. Willmott, 86, died November 11, 2023 at home in Williamstown, Massachusetts surrounded by family. He was born June 1, 1937, in Glens Falls, NY to the late Charles Sherman and Ellen Clark Willmott. He graduated from Glens Falls High School (1955), Williams College (1959), and Harvard Business School (1961). Peter had an unrivaled passion for Williams College and dedicated more than sixty years of service to the college. He served on the Board of Trustees from 1983 to 1998, with ten year...Read More

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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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Peter Willmott

Jun 01, 1937 - Nov 11, 2023

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Williamstown, MA

Peter S. Willmott, 86, died November 11, 2023 at home in Williamstown, Massachusetts surrounded by family. He was born June 1, 1937, in Glens Falls, NY to the late Charles Sherman and Ellen Clark Willmott. He graduated from Glens Falls High School (1955), Williams College (1959), and Harvard Business School (1961). Peter had an unrivaled passion for Williams College and dedicated more than sixty years of service to the college. He served on the Board of Trustees from 1983 to 1998, with ten years as Chair of the Executive Committee. He was also an ardent supporter of the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, joining the Board in 1999 and serving as President of the Board from 2005 to 2015. Peter began his career in New York City at American Airlines and Booz, Allen & Hamilton. In 1966 he became Vice President and Treasurer of I. T. T. Continental Baking Company. Peter joined Federal Express in Memphis, Tennessee as Chief Financial Officer in 1974. He later served as President and Chief Operating Officer of FedEx from 1980 to 1983 and continued on as a member of the Board of Directors until 2009. While in Memphis, he served on the boards of First Horizon Bank and Morgan Keegan, Inc. Peter was a Trustee and Board Chair at St. Mary's Episcopal School, a Senior Warden at Church of the Holy Communion, and a Board Member of the Boys and Girls Club of Memphis. He was inducted into the Society of Entrepreneurs in 1992. In 1983, Peter joined Carson Pirie Scott & Co. in Chicago, Illinois as Chairman, President, and CEO. He subsequently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Fleming Companies and Zenith Electronics. He also served on the boards of Browning Ferris Industries, International Multifoods, Maytag Corporation, Nicolet Instrument, Mac Frugal's Bargains Close-outs, Inc. , Interstate Hotels, and Lebhar-Friedman. Peter was deeply engaged in civic service in Chicago, serving as Chair of the Board at Children's Memorial Hospital, and as a member of the boards of the Associated Colleges of Illinois, Chicago United, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Newberry Library, and Francis W. Parker School. He had a life-long association with Camp Dudley in Westport, New York and was a member of the Board of Managers. Many enduring friendships began at the camp. Peter had a passion for thoroughbred horse racing and established Willmott Stables in 1990. He owned and bred numerous accomplished horses. He served as the Chair of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and as a Steward of the Jockey Club. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Michele, and their children Audrey Prieboy, Matthew Willmott, and Christopher Willmott (Rachel). Peter is also survived by his children from his first marriage: Cindy Belisle (Craig), Sarah Cowens (Tom), John Sherman Willmott, David Willmott (Catherine), and eight grandchildren: Sarah, Mollie and Caroline Belisle; Ellen Harrison (Blaine) and Margaret Cowens; and Charles, Wylly and George Willmott. Peter is also survived by his siblings, brother Clark Willmott (Sheila) and sister Lesley Charlebois (Claude), along with cousins, nieces, and nephews. Visitation hours will be held Friday, November 17, 2023 from 4PM to 7PM at Flynn & Dagnoli - Montagna Funeral Home, 521 West Main St. , North Adams, MA. Services will be held on Saturday, November 18, at 10AM at St. John's Episcopal Church, 35 Park St. , Williamstown, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Sanjiv Shah Laboratory by way of the Northwestern Memorial Foundation at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www. flynndagnolifuneralhomes. com

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Barbara Monette

May 02, 1931 - Oct 07, 2023

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Williamstown, MA

Barbara May (Elliott) Monette, 92 of Williamstown, MA died on Saturday October 7, 2023 at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Bristol, CT on May 2, 1931, a daughter of James and Mabel (Chenaille) Elliott. She came to North Adams as a child and attended local schools. Barbara worked for the Clark Biscuit Co. and Sprague Electric Co. She was last employed by A Shapiro & Sons Scrap Metal. She was a communicant of the former St. Francis of Assisi Church. Her first husband was William Dami who died in 1969. Survivors include her daughter, Diane Pytko of North Adams and two grandchildren, Michelle Kemp and Cassie Dami Boucher. She also leaves seven great grandchildren including Hannah, Isiah, Alizjah, Justin, Jacob, Jaelyn and Ashton; her brothers, James Elliott and Robert Elliott and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, William R. Dami in 2004. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Barbara Monette will be Wednesday October 11, 2023 at 11:00 AM at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS, CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA. Burial will be at a later date in Southview cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Berkshire Humane Society in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www. flynndagnolifuneralhomes. com

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Marion Wilkin

May 15, 1928 - Sep 29, 2023

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Williamstown, MA

Marion Daphne Wilkin, 95 of Williamstown, MA died on Friday, September 29, 2023 at Williamstown Commons. Marion was born on May 15, 1928 in North Adams, MA, a daughter of James W. and Jessie C. (Nichols) Wilkin. She was educated in North Adams schools and was a class of 1946 graduate of Drury High School. She attended Bryant University for one year. Marion was employed at the former Wall Streeter Shoe Company for 26 years. She later worked for 19 years as a secretary in the President's office of Williams College, where she retired from in 1993. Marion was a member of the First Congregational Church in Williamstown. She was a volunteer at the Williamstown tourist information booth and was actively involved with the Williamstown Historical Museum. Marion was predeceased by her sister Hazel M. Wilkin, with whom she made her home. She is survived by several cousins, including Kathleen Adams of Hinsdale, MA. FUNERAL NOTICE: Graveside services for Marion Daphne Wilkin will be on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Southview Cemetery, North Adams, MA. Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Homes - CENTRAL CHAPEL 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247 is entrusted with arrangements.

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Richard Williams

Nov 14, 1942 - Aug 23, 2023

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Williamstown, MA

Richard Richardson Williams of Williamstown, Massachusetts died of pneumonia on August 23, 2023, following a multiyear decline due to brain cancer. Born in White Plains, New York, November 14,1942, he was the son of David and Parthenia Davis Williams. The family moved to Lewiston, Maine when his father became a professor at Bates College. Richard graduated from Lewiston High School and Boston University and earned the MBA degree from New York University. He served in the US Army 1962-1964, stationed in Germany. Richard's career was in commercial banking. He moved to Albany, New York in 1972 as part of Citibank's upstate expansion program. Starting in the 1980's, he worked in Berkshire county banks including First Agricultural Bank, Williamstown Savings Bank, Berkshire Bank, and Pittsfield Co-Operative bank. Dedicated to community service and historic preservation, Richard was active at St. Stephen's Church in Pittsfield and St. John's Episcopal Church in Williamstown, with the Boy Scouts, Hancock Shaker Village, the Berkshire County Historical Society, and a county-wide scholarship group. A friend said she will never forget his sense of humor and wry smile. Special interests included historic preservation and woodworking. He owned a 1998 Plus 8 Morgan car. He is survived by his wife of more than 52 years, Elizabeth Brenner Williams; sons John Garland Williams of North Andover, Massachusetts; Peter Bruce Williams of Colorado Springs, Colorado; brother David Louis Williams of Athens, Ohio; and grandsons Connor and Ian Williams of North Andover, Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his brother Morton D. Williams. A family memorial service will be held at a later date in Garrison, New York, where he will be buried. Memorial donations may be made to the Berkshire County Historical Society at Arrowhead in Pittsfield. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www. flynndagnolifuneralhomes. com.

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