Remembering members of the Williston Northampton community

Bill Morrison, Jr. ’89

William P. “”Bill”” Morrison Jr., 42, of Wilmington, Del., formerly of Painesville, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

He was born Dec. 27, 1970, in the Bronx, N.Y.

Bill was the managing director for the business development and strategic operations at Global Debt Registry, LLC. Before that, he was a senior director in marketing for Sallie Mae, SVP – national sales execution executive and west division mortgage executive for Bank of America, chief executive officer for MBNA Spain and senior vice president for MBNA USA and Canada.

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Robert C. Allen, Jr. ’62

Robert “Cy” C. Allen, Jr. died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the age of 69. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 21, 1944, the son of Robert & Margaret (Clemmer) Allen.

He is survived by his wife Helen Pellegrini (“Josie”), and their daughters Katherine and Elizabeth of Mahopac; his son Christopher of Boston, MA and his mother, Alexandra Allen; and his brothers Richard (WA ’65), Thomas, William, and David (WNS ’78). He was predeceased by his sister Deborah.

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Edward J. Chmura, Current Staff

Edward J. Chmura (1956 – 2013)

HATFIELD – Edward J. Chmura, 56, of 11 Scotland Road, passed away suddenly Monday, March 25, 2013, at home.

Born Aug. 29, 1956, in Northampton, he was the son of Mildred (Novak) Chmura and the late Eugene Chmura.  Ed grew up in Hadley but also spent much time in Hatfield farming with his family.

In 1974, he graduated from Hopkins Academy. He later earned an associate’s degree in accounting from Holyoke Community College.

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William H. S. Roberts ’48

SOUTH HADLEY – William H. Roberts, 82, of Woodbridge St., died May 4, 2012. he was born in South Hadley. He was the son of the late Raymond and Alice (Missett) Roberts. Bill served in the United States Air Force. He was predeceased by his companion Shirley Perron. Bill is survived by his aunt, Rudy Roberts, and his former wife, Carol Roberts. The funeral for Bill will be held on Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. in the Ryder Funeral Home followed with his burial in St. Rose Cemetery both in South Hadley. A calling hour will be held Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Thomas E. Stasz ’67

Thomas E. Stasz of Weybridge, Vermont died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.  He succumbed, at age 63, after a long, heroic battle with myelofibrosis.  His family and friends surrounded him at his bedside as snow fell in Central Park.

Tom graduated from Williston Academy, ’67 and Middlebury College, ‘71. He also held advanced degrees from the University of Vermont, a PhD from Cornell and a JD from Syracuse University. His professional life included work as a bench scientist, the founder of a start-up company and as a corporate attorney.  He was known for his genuine concern for others, his level head and an analytical mind.

Thomas was the essence of the Renaissance man:  a builder of homes and barns, an orchardist, a master syrup maker, a bee keeper, and an athlete. Most importantly, especially to him, he was a loving husband and devoted father. His was a life well lived, and he touched with humor, imagination and grace all who were lucky enough to know him.

Services will be private. Contributions can be made in Tom’s name to Addison County 4-H Foundation, (Attention: Martha Seifert), 23 Pond Lane, Suite 300, Middlebury, Vermont 05753.

Two of Tom’s brothers, Paul Stasz ’65 and Peter Stasz ’65, are also graduates of Williston Academy.

Janice Butterworth Stratton ’43

Janice Wonson Stratton, age 87, a longtime resident of Stamford, died on Friday, November 2, 2012, at home with her family by her side. Born in Brooklyn, NY, on March 6, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Evelyn Wonson Butterworth of New Canaan. She was the wife of Arthur G. Stratton.

A graduate of Northampton School for Girls and the New York Fashion Institute of Technology, Jan began her career at Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC. After marrying Arthur in 1956, she devoted the next 25 years to raising her three children. Jan became a licensed realtor with Coldwell Banker in 1972 and maintained her license and stayed involved in the realty business until her death. She was a member of the Pine Grove Association in Canaan, CT, for 47 years and spent their summer weekends there with husband Art, and children, Nancy, Betsy and Bill. Her remarkable spirit and positive outlook on life were an inspiration to all who knew her, especially her family.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Bill Stratton, and his wife Kerry and their children, Steve, Chelsea, Randy, and Jamie from Trumbull, CT; two daughters, Betsy Kerr and her husband David and their children Tim, Charlie and Sam from Newtown, CT; Nancy Utter and her husband Henry and their children Ben, Charlie and Natasha of Arlington, Mass; two sisters, Priscilla Butterworth of Greenfield, MA, and Sally Mortimer of Stamford, CT.

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Lily Cram Rossi Carlberg ’60

ROSSI CARLBERG, Lily Fleming Cram

Lily passed away March 2013.  She was born in Chicago and grew up in Libertyville and Kenilworth, Illinois. She was a graduate of Northampton School for Girls and Northwestern University and attended graduate school at UCLA where she was a Teaching Assistant. In the late 60’s she taught English at the Universita’ di Roma.

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Carl G. Ericson ’55

Carl Ericson

1937-2013

George Carl George Ericson died of Parkinson’s Disease at The Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Feb. 10, 2013. Carl was born in Westfield, Massachusetts on March 15, 1937.

He is survived by his wife, Penny, his four children: Braxton (Heidi Manzar) and Gregory (Nicole O’Bryne) of Fredericton; Juliana of London, England; Brian (Casey Ericson) of Yarmouth, Maine and his five grandchildren: Jacob, Kyle, Alexandra, Zachary, and Harper Ericson. He is also survived by his sister, Lee Krein (Bill Krein) of Quechee, VT and his brother-in-law Stanley King Jr. (Linda Waters) of Oakton, VA, and honorary family member Mary Saunders (George Saunders) of Mount Hope, NB.

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Remembering members of the Williston Northampton community