The Berkshire Eagle from Pittsfield, Massachusetts on January 9, 1975 · Page 16
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The Berkshire Eagle from Pittsfield, Massachusetts · Page 16

Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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Thursday, January 9, 1975
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The Berkshire Eagle, Thursday, Jan. 9,1975- 15 Obituaries and Funerals JohnD. Kennedy, 78, Lenox conservationist LENOX - John D. Kennedy, prominent local conservationist and former chairman of the Planning Board, died yesterday at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He was 78. Mr. Kennedy, who was also a national Democratic party figure in the late 1930s and early 1940s, this fall gave the town 84 acres of marshland opposite his home on Under Mountain Road Selectmen chairman John J. Pignatelli last night described Mr. Kennedy as "a real friend, there was no one as dedicated to the town." Pignatelli cited the town's Aspinwall Park acquisition, which Mr. Kennedy was instrumental in organizing. The park was renamed last year as the John D. Kennedy Park. "I'm very glad we named it after him while he was alive to enjoy it," Pignatelli said. Mr. Kennedy served as chairman of the town Planning Board from 1953 until 1956. He became a year-round resident of Lenox in the early 1950s, having spent summers here for the previous 18 years. He was a partner in a New York real estate and construc- Callahan.JohnJ. D'ABfelo.Mrt.CeUaP. Gwimen.JohnT. Kennedy, JohnD. McKeun, Mrt. James A. Rice, Stanley H. Roy, Mrs. Nellie P. Rehab loans, parks urged HJ«io«l«d Supervision tactics irk letter carriers Stanley H. Rice, retired barber The Pittsfield Redevelopment tation center Authority's second hearing to PRA chairman Donald solicit citizens' ideas on how to spend $1.34 million a year on ur* ban redevelopment drew more people and more ideas than the first. Held in City Hall last night, the hearing was attended by than John D. Kennedy ceived a master's degree in political science from that institution. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War I. He rejoined the service as a. lieutenant commander after the Pearl Harbor attack of 194L During his three more than 40 people from HINSDALE - Stanley H. Wards 3, 4 and 5. Only about a Rice, 67, of Maple Street, re- dozen had attended from Wards tired owner and operator of bar- l and 2 the night before, bershops in Dalton and Hins- A third hearing will be held in dale, died yesterday at Hillcrest City Hall at 7:30 tonight for Hospital, Pittsfield following a Wards 6 and 7, which include long illness, the West Side and much of Born in Hamden, Conn., son North End. of Howard and Anna Madigan p . . ., Rice, he came to Hinsdale at an *"' *^ s early age. He was educated in Low-interest rehabilitation Hinsdale and Pittsfield schools loans were suggested last night, and graduated from a barber as they were the night before, school in New York. as a priority. They would enable Mr. Rice owned and operated low- and moderate-income the Union Block barbershop in homeowners to repair their Dalton and then the Hinsdale homes and, in the process, up- barbershop. He retired five grade their neighborhoods, years ago after 40 years in busi- Among the other ideas put ness. forth were creation of parks on At the time of his death Mr. outer Williams Street and Leba- Rice was still active as collec- non Avenue, tree planting, bi- tor for the Hinsdale Tax and cycle trails, road reconstruc- Fire District, as member of the tion, purchase of compaction Cemetery Committee and as a equipment to ease the city's member of the Volunteer Fire landfill-space shortage and sub- Department, sidizing the EPIC drug-rehabili- He was twice master of the Soule is a champion of low-interest loans for fixing up homes. So far his agency says it has floated 16 of these loans on the West Side and has seven more in the works. But these loans are being granted under a federal pro- Francis 0. Hoben, the 43-year- old Pittsfield school teacher accused of murdering his mother and sister, was ordered sent to Bridgewater State Hospital yesterday for up to 20 days of psychiatric examinations. The temporary commitment to the hospital is required by state law in the case of persons gram that will be discontinued accused of murder among oth- in August. And Soule makes it e r crimes. The order came in a the city own loan obvious he thinks should institute its program. Do better locally This could be done under the $1.34 million a year the city is to get from the federal government over the next three years. That money is coming as a federal substitute for the traditional approach to urban renewal and other redevelopment programs. Soule believes that the PRA could operate a loan program more expeditiously than the federal government does. PRA Assistant Director Sandra Johnson says it now takes anywhere from four months to hearing in Hampden Superior Court in Springfield. The examination is primarily to determine if Hoben is mentally competent to stand trial. As a result of the examination, however, Hoben could be committed for an indefinite of time prior to trial, un- state mental health officials Mail Carriers here are pro- Petruzella also complained testing the way the Pittsfield that "the postmaster and every- Post Office is implementing a body in his immediate suite of national program to supervise offices is doing it. They're prob- carriers on their rounds. ably doing it on the post- Isaiah J. Petruzella, president master's orders." he said, of the National Association of ,, . ... Letter Carriers, Local 286 has ^punitive filed a grievance with Post- Nolan said he had done some master Joseph H. Nolan that supervision work, on occasion, the program goes beyond super- but that most of it is being done vision and amounts to "surveil- by existing carrier supervisors. lance" and "harassment." .. w sunervise them here in Under the national program, te *SSfftLtSV^ instituted here in November a ^ we supervise them on the fffftTS fiSTdg *-t,"theUa3tersaid. He faces indictment by the April grand jury in Superior Court here for the Dec. 23 killings of Mrs. Christina V. Hoben, 79, and Miss Elizabeth R. Hoben, 46. Both were beaten, and Miss Hoben stabbed, at their 81 Orchard St. home. They died later at a hospital. Hoben, arrested the same more than a year to clear a , . . . , , , . . . , . . , loan application through the led- ***'· 1S bemg held Wlthout bal1 , aiLauiv ui ijTtii wuime 1113 uucc .-,* , t » r *. , tion firm, Rhodes Kennedy, years of duty, he aided in train- Glob f Lod « e fof (M f ons - atnd r4nr(JP w Hfl rrlneton for many years. Jn g 4)000 off j cers ^ p^ direc . was treasurer for that group for George W. Harrington He^was assistant secretary of tors and cargo and routing offi- m ^ y ears /. , f , cers " · Besides his wife, the the Democratic National Com mittee during Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1936 and 1940 presidential election campaigns and, in 1936, was also national director of .the Business Men's League for the committee. In Roosevelt's first term, Mr. Kennedy served as a conciliator for the National Recovery Administration. A New Hampshire native, he graduated from Columbia University in 1919, and in 1950 re- Mrs. Nellie P. Roy GREAT BARRINGTON -Mrs. Nellie P. Roy, 82, of 88 Main St. died this morning at the Pines Nursing Home. She was the widow of Henry A. Roy. She was born in Stephentown, N.Y., and had lived in Great Barrington for the past 60 years. Mrs. Roy was a member of the First Congregational Church here. She leaves two sons, Harold E. Jones of Housatonic and Richard H. Roy Sr. of Great Barrington; a sister, Mrs. George T. O'Brien Sr. of Lee, seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 at the First Congregational Church. Calling hours at the Stevens Funeral Home will be tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. John J. Callahan He leaves a stepson, Herbert Parsons Patterson of New York and two brothers. His wife, Elsie Parsons Kennedy, died in 1966. Her grandfather, John E. Parsons, had donated land for a number of purposes, including the St. Helena's Chapel in New Lenox and the Trinity Church parish house in town. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 12:30 at Trinity Church. Burial will be private. Donations may be made to the town for use in the John D, Kennedy Park. Mrs. Cefia D'Angelo Mrs. Celia Pignone D'Angelo, 79, of 18 Brattle St. died this morning at the Pittsfield General unit, BMC after a long illness. She was the widow of Joseph A. D'Angelo who died in 1969. She was born in Naples, Italy, and lived in Pittsfield for the past 60 years. She was a conv municant of Mount Carmel Church and a member of its Holy Rosary Society. She leaves six sons, the Rev. William J. D'Angelis of the order of St. Benedict, Corpus Christi, Tex., Albert T. D'Angelis of Alexandria, Va., Anthony J., Leo V., Joseph A. and Frank A. D'Angelis, all of Pittsfield; four daughters, Mrs. Anthony Struzziero of Saugus, Mrs. Aldo C. Blasioli, Mrs. Rose Landino and Mrs. Robert Blais, Funeral services for George W. former Harrington of Otis were held Madeline Cole, to whom he had yesterday at 2 p.m. at the Kelly been married for 43 years, he Funeral Home in Lee, with the leaves two sons, Arnold S. Rice of Dalton and Paul B. Rice of Newtonville; a daughter, Mrs. eral red tape. PRA Atty. Paul V. Donahue suggested that when handled through the city, loans could be cleared in 60 days. all of Pittsfield; 29 grandchildren, and 13 great-grand- DALTON -- John J. Callahan, children, 60, of 352 Hinsdale Road died The funeral will be Saturday this morning at Pittsfield Gen- at 8:30 a.m. from the Dery Fu- eral unit, BMC, after a long ill- neral Home followed by a Litur- ness. · gy of Christian Burial at Mount Born in Dalton, son of Carmel at 9. Burial will be in Thomas and Jessis Tracey Cal- st. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling lahan, he lived here all his life, hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 A retired heavy-equipment oper- and 7 to 9 at the funeral home. ator, he had been employed for in lieu of flowers, donations 34 years by the Petricca Con- may be made to Mount Carmel struction Co. of Pittsfield. Church. Mr. Callahan was a communicant of St. Agnes' Church. a Judith Lehtinen of Lexington, and eight grandchildren. Calling hours at the Bartlett- Wellington Funeral Home in Dalton will be tomorrow from 7 to 9. Funeral services will be at the funeral home Saturday at 11. Burial will be in the spring in the Maple Street Cemetery. The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, friends donate to the Hinsdale Congregational Church, in care of Mrs. Viola Zauche, RFD Becket, in Mr. Rice's memory. The Globe Lodge of Masons will conduct services tomorrow at 8 at the funeral home. Mrs. J. A. McKenna Services for Mrs. James A. McKenna, 61, pf Hanover, former Pittsfield resident, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church of the Sacred Heart in Hanover. She was the former Jeanne Chagon. Calling hours are on Friday at the Sullivan Funeral Home in Hanover from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 D.m. ' She died Tuesday in Woodland Hills, Calif., during a visit to her son, James J. McKenna. Besides her husband and her son, James, she leaves another son, John W. of Haverford, Pa., and a daughter, Mrs: Ellen Jeanne Moran of Westwood. . Besides his wife, the former he leaves two John T. John T. Gwinnell, this morning boro, Conn., and Richard J. Callahan of Berkshire Village; a daughter, Mrs. James V. Brinnon of Dalton; two brothers, Thomas and Edward Callahan, both of Dalton, and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday at 8:30 from the Dery- Foley Funeral Home with a Lit* urgy of Christian Burial at 9 at St. Agnes' Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested donations in Mr. Callahan's memory to the Dalton ambulance fund. Mrs. Stanley G.Snyder Services for Mrs. Stanley G. Snyder were today at the Dwyer Funeral Home with the ReV. John A. Hathaway, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating. Mrs. Vernon R. Fuller Funeral services for Mrs. Vernon R. Fuller of Salisbury Road, Sheffield, were held yesterday at the Birches Funeral Home; Great Barrington, where the Rev. Alan Carpenter, pastor of the Old Parish Church in Sheffield, officiated. Burial was in the Center Cemetery, Sheffield. Bearers were Joseph W. Wright Jr. and Ralph E. Wright, both of Niverville, N.Y., Robert F. Fuller of Deposit, of 2W N.Y., Ronald J. Fuller and Raymond H. Fuller, both of Kind-. ... erhook, N.Y., and Richard R. in Lenox after a long illness. Fuller of Mt. Upton, N.Y. Born in Pittsfield, he was the son of Mary A. Durr and Frank I Kirk A. Leslie W. Gwinnell. Services for Kirk A. Leslie He was employed for 40 years will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at by the Eaton Paper Co. and re- the Morningside Baptist Church, tired 15 years ago. He was a Burial will be in Pittsfield Cem- member of the Pilgrim Me- tery. Calling hours are today mortal Church. from 7 to 9 and tomorrow from His wife was the former Nina 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Dery F'u- Stewart, who died in 1968. Mr. neral Home. S£s. ^^ TM eCeB ^ Edward F.Dubiski Funeral services will be to- Services for Edward F. Du- morrow at 11 a.m. at the Berk- b »ski will be held tomorrow at shire Funeral Home, with »: 15 a.m. from the Park Funer- James C. Trefry, minister of ^ Home. A Liturgy of Christian . at Pilgrim Memorial Burial *iU follow at the Holy officiating. Burial will Family Church at 9. Burial will in Pittsfield Cemetery. · ** in st - Joseph's Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. A prayer service will be said The omission of flowers is re- tonight at 8 at the funeral home, quested Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Andrea Mttrtiello Services were held today for Marziello at the Chris- Nicholas J.Russo Funeral services for Nicholas Russo were held today in St Helena's Chapel in Lenox with Burial was in Bellevue Ceme- the Rev. Robert C. Granfeldt, tian Assembly Church with the tery in Adams, where Rev. pastor, officiating. Burial was in R^ Thomas E. Grazioso, pas- Hathaway said prayers at the Flat Brook Cemetery in Ca- tor, officiating, Burial was in grave. Bearers were Peter J. naan, N.Y. Bearers were Rich- putsfield Cemetery Bearers Snyder, William J. Garrity, ard A. Lattizofri, John E. Du- were Michael and Frank Ru- Walter V. Majchrowski, Francis rante, Charles W. Lorette, Nan-tart,, Raffaele Frieri, Joseph C. Dydowicz, George M. Kellar .do Gai, Wilfred Perkins Jr. and'Bilotta, John Rodick and Louis and Stephen W. Blazejewski. GinoMuzzi. Arace. t Berkshire ski conditions Berkshire East Berkshire Snow Basin Bouquet Brodie Mountain Butternut Catamount Jimtny Peak New Snow 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 Man- Made Yes Yet Yes Yet Yw Yes Novice Excellent Excellent Good Good Good Good Excellent liter- mediate Excellent Excellent Good Good Good Good Excellent Expert Good Excellent Good Good Good Good Good Rev. Earl Heck of Otis officiating. Burial followed in the Otis Cemetery where Mr. Heck offered prayers at the grave. Bearers were: Thomas and John Connor of Troy, N.Y., and Robert Connor of New Windsor, N.Y., grandsons of the deceased; Fred Conner of Becket; and Angelo Campetti and Harry Genung, both of New Boston. Lottery numbers Massachusetts Green 5892 Yellow ' 672 Blue 55 New Year's Number 421470 New York (Drawn Friday) Connecticut Orange 74 298 at the county House of Correction. His lawyer, Leonard H. Cohen, said this morning that Hpben's transfer to Bridgewater will not take place until psychiatric tests are completed locally. Atty. Tagliente moves law offices Atty. Anthony D. Tagliente has moved his offices from 74 North St. to 30 East Housatonic St. He said a notice of the move in Tuesday's Eagle appeared by mistake as a paid advertisement and that he regretted the error. He said advertising, if deliberate, is considered unethical for lawyers. while they make their rounds. "We go along with street supervision but not by every Tom, Dick and Harry that feels like doing it. There's a need for street supervision but not for surveillance," Petruzella said. National policy According to Petruzella, the supervision program is not being implemented in accordance with the U.S. Postal Service policy statement which, according to Nolan, states that "spying and other covert techniques will not be tolerated." "1 feel they're spying," Petru- zella said. Postmaster Nolan, on the other hand, said the supervision is being done in an "open and above board manner" in accordance with national policy. National policy. Nolan said, stipulates that the supervisor make his presence known to those he is supervising. Petruzella charged that supervisors violate policy by sometimes using their own cars when they should be using clearly marked government cars. Nolan said supervisors may, on occasion, use their own cars but that this is not spying and does not constitute a violation of policy. Nolan added that street supervision is not a punitive measure aganst the carrier. "The purpose," he said, "is to insure that the carrier is performing his duties in a safe and efficient manner and that proper service is being given to each of our customers." Petruzella, however, said, "We resent being followed and spied upon as we perform our duties and we feel that at a time when our country is involved in an energy crisis, the Postal Service should not be burning valuable gasoline in the autos of nonproductive supervisors." With the Colors Navy Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3.C. Jeffrey L. Barcus, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Douglas Barcus of 111 Oak Hill Road, recently participated in National Week 17, a training exercise involving unils ol the L'.S. 6th Fleet in ite BSSUcrra- noan. As a crewmember aboard the aircraft carrier USS Independence, he took part in maneuvers designed to maintain the fleet's operational readiness. Barcus visited Naples, Italy, during the Christmas holidays. 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