In Memoriam – Deirdre Scott
Deirdre Scott died as she lived, on her own terms, November 18, 2019 at home, at peace and held closely by friends too many to count. She began life in New Jersey on September 30, 1954. But she called the Pioneer Valley her home for the last 45 years, wrapping her gifts in many corners of Western Massachusetts.Read More
In Memoriam – Shaun McManus
Shaun Martin McManus, of Northampton, Mass, formerly of Leominster, died peacefully with his family by his side on February 14, 2019 at the Fisher House Hospice in Amherst.Read More
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.Read More