Obituaries and Condolences
Lucy L. O'Hare
Greenfield , Massachusetts
Lucy L. O’Hare, 82, a resident of the Poet Seat Health Care Center, 359 High Street died Tuesday evening, December 3, 2013 following a period of declining health.
A native of
She was predeceased by her parents and her siblings: Joseph J. O’Hare, Katherine Kenny, Augustus Moon and John O’Hare, as well as by her son, Joseph M. O’Hare in 2010 and her granddaughter Amy O’Hare in 1986. She is survived by her caregiver and former daughter-in-law Carol Aleman of Bernardston and by her daughter-in-law Karen (Fritz) O’Hare of
Private interment services will be observed on Monday, December 9, 2013 with burial to take place in the
Patty A. Clark
Greenfield , Massachusetts
Patty A. (Therrien) Clark, 53, of 188 Cleveland Street, died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, following a period of declining health.
A native of Greenfield, MA, she was born on December 27, 1959 to Leo and Ella (Archer) Therrien. Patty attended Greenfield Public Schools and was a graduate of GHS in the Class of 1978.
She was employed most recently by the Town of Greenfield, as a payroll clerk for the Town Accountant, retiring prematurely due to ill health. Patty enjoyed many activities which included auto racing and attending demolition derbies, playing bingo, trips casinos (especially Las Vegas), tag sales, auctions, jig saw puzzles, movies and ice cream sundaes. She was a former championship ten pin bowler.
She married Kenneth J. Mills on June 19, 1999 in Winchester, NH. Patty is lovingly remembered by her husband of 14 years, as well as by her children:
Bruce A. Clark of Greenfield, MA; Jennifer A. Gould and her, husband Jeremy, of Westfield, MA and her adoring granddaughter Alexandria. Additionally, Patty leaves her siblings: Theresa Day of Turners Falls, MA; Jim Therrien of Greenfield, MA; Bill Therrien of Florence, MA and Ken Therrien of South Carolina, as well as several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Patty was a cat lover, and will be greatly missed by her beloved “Lucky” and “Spirit”.
She also leaves her former husband, Walter Clark of Bernardston, MA.
Funeral services in celebration of Patty’s life will be observed on Saturday evening, November 23, 2013 from the McCarthy Funeral Homes, 36 Bank Row, Greenfield, MA at 6:00PM. A reception will be announced at the conclusion of the services. Guests are invited to join the family from 5:00 PM until the time of the service for visitation. Rites of committal and burial will be private in the Green River Cemetery, Greenfield, MA and will take place on Monday, November 25, 2013. At Patty’s request, flowers are graciously welcomed.
Venita (Neforos) Fotopulos
Venita “Vennie” (Neforos) Fotopulos, 73, 55 Burnham Road, fell asleep for the final time in the presence of her loving and caring family after a long and difficult battle with MS, on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in the care and comfort of her home. She was born on September 25, 1940 in Pittsfield, MA, the daughter of the late Agnes Kapses Neforos and George J. Neforos.
She graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1958. Vennie attended Bryant College and Berkshire Business School and received her teacher’s aide certificate from Greenfield Community College. She worked in the Blue Print Department at General Electric in Pittsfield. She was a volunteer and an aide in the Greenfield School system and was a secretary, and then supervisor, with the Greenfield Adult Education program in the 70’s. Vennie worked thirteen years at Deerfield Academy, retiring in 1994 as the secretary to the Dean of Admissions. She was a member of the YMCA and enjoyed the rehab swim class for many years. Vennie was also made an honorary member of the GHS class of 1954 for her efforts in planning their reunion. Vennie enjoyed reading, jig saw puzzles, word games and was an avid Scrabble player. Vennie enjoyed the friendly Scrabble competition with her dear friends: Beverly, Elaine and Linda. She enjoyed working with computers, bowling and horse back riding.
She was married on August 21, 1960 to her husband, James A. Fotopulos, in the St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Pittsfield, MA. Survivors include her loving husband of 53 years, as well as her two devoted children: Susan Fotopulos Pepps and her husband, The Rev. Angelo Pepps of Kalamazoo, MI; Andrew J. Fotopulos and his wife, Pelagia, of Arlington, MA Additionally, Vennie is lovingly remembered by her five grandchildren: Marissa, Elia and Stephen Pepps, Irini (Rena) and Venetia (Tia) Fotopulos. She leaves her siblings: her sister Constance Merritt and her husband Ted, of Spencer, NY and her brother-James Neforos of Tamarack, FL, her loving sister-in-law Helen Vardakas and her husband Spiro, of Westfield, MA, as well as several nieces and nephews.
In the end, she faced her eventual death with grace and strength. She summoned all of her will and awaited the arrival of her daughter Susan so that her loving family would be present at her side at the time of her passing.
The family wishes to thank Overlook Hospice and caregivers: Abbie, Joelene, Judy, Lidia, Mary, Nina and Shiela.
Funeral services in celebration of her life will be observed on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 410 Main Street, Holyoke, MA at 10:30AM, with The Rev. Fr. Chris Moody, Pastor officiating. Rites of committal will follow in the Green River Cemetery, Greenfield, MA A reception will be announced at the conclusion of the services at the cemetery.
Visiting hours have been omitted. Expressions of affection in the form of charitable contributions are suggested to the National MS Society, 733 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017-3288 or to the charity of the donor’s choice. The McCarthy Funeral Homes of Greenfield and Turners Falls, MA have been entrusted with the arrangements. Guest book and condolence message available at www.mccarthyfuneralhomes.com
Dr. Edmund Bradley McCue, 84, Professor Emeritus at the American University, Washington, D.C., and a resident of the Idaho Terrace Apts., 3040 Idaho Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., died Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Washington Home and Community Hospices, 3720 Upton Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., following a period of declining health.
He was born in
Dr. McCue was a member of the faculty at Iowa University, later joining American University in Washington, DC, as a member of the Mathematics and Statistics Department and retired in 1989. He was at one time a member of the Organization of American States and taught in South America in
Dr. McCue was a Renaissance man, who enjoyed many interests including traveling, antiques, fine dining and the pursuit of intellectual conversation. He was a student of the world, which lead him to become involved as a human rights and peace activist. Edmund was fluent in French and could often be found engaging in conversational French at the Alliance Francaise in Washington, DC.
As an only child and one who never married, Dr. McCue is remembered with great affection by his friends, former faculty members, students and neighbors, who include his dear friends Miss Kathleen Breen of Montclair, NJ and Ms. Ingrid Fraley, of Germantown, M.D. and her mother, Edith Kalnins of Washington, D.C., Dr. Mary Gray, former colleague and Chair of the Mathematics and Statistics Department of the American University, Mindy Kotler, Dwight Smith, Ruth and Beatrice Henriques. He was predeceased by his long time companion, Inger Henriques.
A memorial gathering in remembrance of Dr. McCue will be observed at the
At the request of Dr. McCue, he will be laid to rest privately in the family plot in the
Gifts in memory of the late Dr. McCue may be directed to
Lois G. (Waldron) Hall
Lois G. (Waldron) Hall, 90, formerly of
A native of
She was a member of the First Congregational
Lois was predeceased by her parents, her loving husband Edwin M. Hall (1987) and by her brother-in-law Alfred Paquette.
Funeral services in celebration of her life and many gifts, will be observed on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:00AM at the First Congregational Church, 4 North Main Street, Montague Center, MA, with her grandson, Kurt M. Pearson, lay minister of the First United Methodist Church of Greenfield to officiate. Committal services and burial will follow in the
Eleanor I. (Wonsey) Graves
Eleanor Irene (Wonsey) Graves 92 of
She was born on August 8, 1921 to William H. and Janet A. Wonsey in
Eleanor was educated in local schools, graduating in 1939 from
She enjoyed gardening and crafts, especially knitting. She was an avid Red Sox fan. Eleanor did numerous crossword puzzles daily. In earlier years, she enjoyed sailing with her husband and friends. She and Dorrace traveled throughout the states and
She is survived by three daughters: Elizabeth Stewart and partner Duncan Colter of Ashfield, Barbara Larrivee and husband Leo of Millis, MA, and Dorothy Zellmann of Lake Pleasant. Additionally she leaves 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 3 great great-grandchildren and one sister Patricia Stewart of Montague. She also leaves many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. In addition to Dorrace, she was predeceased by her parents, her brothers William, Henry, Leonard, Gerald and Frederick and sisters Janet Shack and Carolyn Bailey.
Funeral services and will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday October 17, 2013 at the First Congregational Church, Montague, MA, with Rev. Barbara Turner Delisle, Pastor to officiate. Committal services will take place in the
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church,
Norma Jean (Huff) Parenteau
Norma Jean (Huff) Parenteau, 77, of
A native of
Jean was employed for 32 years by
She is survived by her loving family who include her devoted children: Michael J. Parenteau and his wife Patricia, of Southampton, MA; Roger J. Parenteau, Jr., and his wife Pamela of Haydenville, MA; Regina A. Henry of Shelburne, MA; Cynthia L. Shea and her husband Bill, of Gill, MA and Mary C. Williams and her husband Tom, of Shelburne, MA. Additionally, Jean leaves her adoring grandchildren who include: Kevin Shea and his wife Danielle; Dan Shea and his wife Carrie; Bobby Henry, Cassie Putnam and her husband Tim; Ashley Williams, Geoffrey, Danielle and Matthew Parenteau and Michael Nelson. Jean also leaves 4 great grandchildren: Joe, Kaleb, Lilly and Jackson who will remember her with great affection. Additionally, Jean is survived by her siblings: James R. Huff and his wife Wanda, of
She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Kathryn L. “Katie” Henry in June of 2010, as well as by her son-in-law and Katie’s father, Alan R. “Skip” Henry on September 27, 2013, also by her brother, Clifton O. “Bud” Huff, Jr. and by her brother-in-law Carl Mullins.
Services in celebration of Jean’s life will be observed on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from the McCarthy Funeral Homes,
The Parenteau family will receive guests on Saturday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of the service. In keeping with Jean’s request, flowers are to be omitted. Expressions of affection in the form of memorial contributions are preferred in her memory to Our Lady of Peace,
Alan "Skip" Henry
Alan “Skip” Henry, 60, of Shelburne died Friday, September 27, 2013 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center.
Alan was born July 6, 1953, the son of William and Lucille ( Penza ) Henry. He graduated from Greenfield High School and Greenfield Community College. He married the former Regina "Gina" Parenteau on March 7,1981.
Skip coached baseball for the West County Little League and then for Greenfield Babe Ruth. He was an avid Red Sox fan. He also followed the New England Patriots and loved the local history of Greenfield and the surrounding area.
Besides his wife, Skip is also survived by a son, Robert Henry of Texas, his mother Lucille Henry, brothers/sisters in-laws, nieces, nephews, great nephews, great nieces and many aunts, uncles, cousins. He was pre-deceased by his father William Henry in 2000 and his daughter Kathryn “Katie”Henry in 2010.
There will be a graveside service on Thursday October 3, 2013 at Green River Cemetery at 11:00 AM with Rev. David Neal as officiant. There will be calling hours on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 5 – 7 PM at the McCarthy Funeral Home, 36 Bank Row, Greenfield, MA. Donations in Skip's memory may be made to Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, 163 Montague Rd., Leverett, MA 01054.
Eileen S. (Sullivan) Terrill
Eileen S. (Sullivan) Terrill, 85, of 6 Park Street, died Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, MA following a brief illness.
She was born on November 5, 1927 to Michael J. and Ellen (Enright) Sullivan in Montague, MA. They made their home in Greenfield, where Eileen attended the former Holy Trinity Parochial School, later Greenfield Public Schools and graduated from GHS in the class of 1945.
She went to work for the former Lunt’s Silver Company at the age of 16 while still in high school and retired as a secretary in the Advertising and Marketing Department with 45+ years of service in 1989. In her retirement, Eileen enjoyed Tole painting, growing roses around her home, entertaining, baking, cooking, home decorating, furniture restoration and had a love of dogs. She was a devout communicant of Our Lady of Peace Church in Turners Falls, MA.
She married Leon S. Terrill on April 21, 1951 in Holy Trinity Church, Greenfield, MA. They celebrated 47 years of marriage, prior to his passing in September of 1998. Survivors include her beloved daughter and son-in-law: Eileen T. Terrill and her husband, Daniel Sullivan of Bennington, NH. Additionally, she is lovingly remembered by her brother Michael P. Sullivan and his wife Ann Marie, of Warren, ME and Greenfield, MA, as well as by her sister-in-law, Elizabeth Sullivan of Taunton, MA, wife of her late brother John F. Sullivan. Additionally, she leaves several adoring nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral services will be observed on Monday, September 23, 2013 with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00AM at Our Lady of Peace Church, 90 Seventh Street, Turners Falls, MA, with Rev. Fr. Stanley J. Aksamit, Pastor as the celebrant. Private committal services will be at the convenience of the family. Visiting hours are omitted.
Expressions of affection in the form of charitable contributions in Eileen’s memory are preferred in lieu of flowers to the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, P.O. Box 319, South Deerfield, MA 01373-0319 The McCarthy Funeral Homes of Greenfield and Turners Falls, MA, have been entrusted with the arrangements. Guest book and condolence message available at www.mccarthyfuneralhomes.com