Below you will find a variety of news items for the Northampton Survival Center.

In Memoriam – Laura Cranshaw

NORTHAMPTON – Laura Elton Cranshaw, 89, of Northampton, died on July 15, 2018 after an extended illness.

She was born December 11, 1928 in Highland Park, Michigan to Wilma (Bachelder) and Col. Norman Elton. As the daughter of a career officer in the Army Medical Corps, during childhood she moved often, ultimately graduating from Newton High School in 1946.

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In Memoriam – Mary Bourret

Mary was born on Feburary 16, 1951 to Robert and Marion (Sonn) Murphy in Mt. Kisco, New York. She spent her early childhood in Yorktown Heights, New York before moving with her family to Sunderland and attending Frontier Regional High.

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Memorial Day weekend Northampton Survival Center beneficiary of the silent auction at the Paradise City Festival

This weekend, the Northampton Survival Center is the beneficiary of Paradise City’s popular Silent Art Auction. 100% of the Auction proceeds will be donated to the Center. Bid high and bid often at the Silent Art Auction tables in Building 3! Hundreds of beautiful and valuable pieces have been generously donated by Paradise City’s exhibiting artists. Jewelry, furniture, painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, wearable art, metal, wood, prints and more will be presented all weekend for your bidding pleasure, with different items displayed every day. Check out the tables, and be sure to visit the booths of the artist donors. The Northampton Survival Center thanks all of them for their generosity.

Volunteers will help you place your bids. The tables will close to bidding at exactly 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 3pm on Monday.

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In Memoriam – Donald Levitan

NORTHAMPTON - Donald Levitan, 90, died peacefully at his home at the Lathrop Retirement Community in Northampton on April 3, 2018, after a short illness.

Don was a big man with a big spirit. He loved ice cream, opera, travel, children, nature and people-watching. He talked to every clerk and waiter, every person in line at the grocery store, interviewing them about their lives with a big smile.

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In Memoriam – Bernice O’Donnell

NORTHAMPTON - Bernice O'Donnell (Kubera), 88, a long-time resident of Florence, died Friday, Dec. 15, at Baystate Hospital.

Born Dec. 17, 1928, in Whatley, Bernice lived in Hatfield and Florence all her life. She is predeceased by her husband Luke O'Donnell and her five siblings.

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