In Memoriam – Alvin F. Morris

Alvin F. Morris of Northampton died on Wednesday morning, February 20, 2019 at Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst after a long period of declining health. He was 80 years old.

Born March 13, 1938 in Altoona, PA, Al was the first of three sons of Arthur A. Morris and Margaret J. (Roberts) Morris of Duncansville, PA. Even before graduating from Altoona High School, he began his career in the newspaper profession. At age 16, he started covering sports as a reporter for the Altoona Mirror. Over the years, he worked in a variety of editorial positions at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Connecticut. While he was an editor on the copy desk at the New Haven Register, he made lifelong friends and met his wife, Mary, who was then a reporter. They were married October 5, 1974, in Washington, CT.

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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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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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