Selected articles concerning the LARAMEE and related families appearing in the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Berkshire Eagle family of newspapers, between 1942 and 1959.
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These are my transcriptions, appearing chronologically, of articles from The Berkshire Eagle, The Berkshire Evening Eagle, and The Berkshire County Eagle (original images provided by newspaperarchive.com). The selection of articles is idiosyncratic and not complete, and also subject to the vagaries of their indexing from imperfect OCR. I omitted sports page articles, for instance. I also cut long lists mercilessly, e.g., the draft list. My cuts are noted by ellipses, and comments and questions of legibility are enclosed in square brackets. Pagination is from the page number on the images. When it's the first page of the second or third section of the newspaper, it is either noted as such or given as the absolute page number provided by newspaperarchive.com (which is suspect, as it is an even number for a presumably recto page).
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Tuesday, October 6, 1942 (p. 5, col. 5)
Edward J. Laramee Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Laramee, 83 Lincoln Street, has been entertained by his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Laramee of Great Barrington, and by another brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fayette Laramee, 81 Lincoln Street, before entering the Army. He will leave for service Thursday morning. Mr. Laramee received many gifts.
The Berkshire County Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Wednesday, November 11, 1942 (p. 5, col. 1)
Polish and British subjects predominated among the 63 applicants for citizenship who were admitted at the naturalization sitting of the Superior Court Monday afternoon. At former sittings there have been many applicants of Italian nativity.
There were 84 applications listed for consideration Monday afternoon and also five applications for repatriation. All five were repatriated. One of those asking for naturalization was absent while outside the 63 admitted, the rest of the applications were dismissed for lack of prosecution or failure to come up to educational requirements. The list of those admitted follow.
...Adelord Laramee ... this city
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Thursday, December 3, 1942 (p. 18, col. 3)
Mrs. Controy, 97, Dies At Home Here
Was Oldest Member of Notre Dame Church
Mrs. Phoebe Merriam Controy, 97, the oldest member of Notre Dame Church, died at midnight at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward J. Laramee, 83 Lincoln Street, of infirmities due to old age and a complication of diseases.
Mrs. Controy was born in Canada coming to this country with her parents when two years old and locating in Pittsfield, where she had since resided. Survivors are her daughter, Mrs. Laramee, with whom she made her home, one son, Frank W. Controy of this city, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and a half brother, Peter Merriam of Blackinton, also several nieces and nephews.
The body reposes at the Dery Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, from where the funeral will be Saturday morning at 8:30 followed at 9 at Notre Dame Church with a high mass of requiem. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and tomorrow from 2 to 5 and tonight and tomorrow evening from 7 to 10.
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The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Monday, March 1, 1943 (p. 6, col. 2)
-- Fred Laramee started his new duties today as a guard at the magnesium plant, Canaan, Conn.
The Berkshire County Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Wednesday, June 23, 1943 (p. 2, col. 2)
-- Mr. and Mrs. Delor Laramee of 23 South Onota Street are spending a three-weeks' vacation in Cocoa, Fla., near Jacksonville. They are visiting their son, Adelord Laramee, who is an aviation ordnance mate third class.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Monday, July 19, 1943 (p. 12, col. 3)
Louis Trembley of 395 Fenn Street announces the engagement of his daughter, Edna Laramee, of 59 Brown Street to Louis Champagne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Champagne, 162 Dalton Avenue.
The wedding is planned for this fall.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Friday, November 12, 1943 (p. 8, col. 4)
-- Frederick Laramee has completed his duties in Canaan, Conn.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield Mass. Saturday, November 20, 1943 (p. 6, col. 3)
-- Frederick Laramee has recovered after an illness.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Monday, December 20, 1943 (p. 5, col. 5)
With The Colors
Cpl. Edward J. Laramee Jr., took his basic training at Coolidge, Ariz., and from there went to North Africa. He is now with the military police in Italy. Cpl. Laramee is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Laramee of 83 Lincoln Street. He is a graduate of Pittsfield High School and was employed by the General Electric Company.
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The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Monday, May 15, 1944 (p. 7, col. 3); also The Berkshire County Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Wednesday, May 17, 1944 (third section p. 1, col. 1)
John J. Laramee, 58, 14 Grove Street, retired employee of the Pittsfield works of the GE, died yesterday at his home after a long illness.
Born in Blackbrook, N. Y., he spent most of his life in this city and for years was employed in the screw machine department at the GE. Before coming to Pittsfield his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Laramee, resided in Huntington. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Harriet Goodrich Laramee; two daughters, Mrs. Lester Briggs of Lawrence and Miss Hazel Laramee of Springfield; one son, Pvt. Raymond E. Laramee of Camp Campbell, N. Y., two grandsons, two brothers, Edward J. Laramee of this city and Francis of Huntington; four sisters, Mrs. Frank Controy and Mrs. Ralph Patterson of Pittsfield, Mrs. Timothy Fiske of Huntington and Mrs. Raymond Aldrich of Westfield.
The body is at the Meehan Funeral Home, Melville Street, where the funeral will be Wednesday morning at 8:30 followed at 9 at Notre Dame Church with a high mass. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
The family will meet friends at the funeral home this afternoon and tomorrow from 2 to 5, also tonight and tomorrow evening from 7 to 10.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Monday, June 5, 1944 (p. 8, col. 4)
A solemn high mass was celebrated for Dennis Andrew Mullins whose funeral was at 9 this morning at St. Mark's Church. Rev. Michael J. Leonard was celebrant assisted by Rev. Henry Finnegan as deacon and Rev. John A. Finn as subdeacon. Rev. William F. Allen, D.C.L., assistant pastor of St. Mary's attended within the sanctuary. During the offertory Pfc. Irene Kelley of the WAC sang "Pia Jesu."
The bearers were Dr. Martin J. Fallon, David J. Tierney, Roy J. Crosier, Thomas E. MacDonald, Forrest G. May and Edward J. Laramee. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Fr. Finnegan offered prayers at the grave.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Saturday, Nov. 4, 1944 (p. 12, col. 4)
Adelord Larry Laramee, aviation ordnance mate first class, recently spent 10 days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adelord D. Laramee, of 23 South Onota Street.
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The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Thursday, January 25, 1945 (p. 9, col. 5)
Mrs. Janet Laramee, 61, widow of Frederick Laramee of 53 Boylston Street, died yesterday afternoon at St. Luke's Hospital following a short illness.
Mrs. Laramee was born in Scotland and came to Pittsfield from Milwaukee four months ago to make her home. Survivors are two sisters Mrs. Frank L.[?] Martineau with whom she made her home and Miss Ellen A. Graham of Washington, D. C., one brother, James A. Graham of Lebanon, N. H. and several nieces and nephews.
The body rests at the Newton & Barnfather Funeral Home where services will be tomorrow afternoon at 2. Rev. John Gratton, pastor of the First Congregational Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Street Cemetery Hinsdale.
Members of the family will meet friends at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass., Saturday, May 5, 1945 (p. 10, col. 5)
SIXTH ARMY GROUP, Germany -- Cpl. Edward J. Laramee Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Laramee of 83 Lincoln Street, is a member of the 372d military police escort guard company which supports units of the Seventh Army in Gen. Jacob L. Devers' Sixth Army Group.
Its code is search them thoroughly for an item which might serve as a weapon; treat them with complete indifference; trust them not at all. Its job is the removal of newly subdued Nazi soldiers from front-line collecting points to corps interrogation pans, thence to base section cages.
The company hasn't lost a prisoner in two years in handling 100,000 captives, according to Capt. William P. Hennick of Baltimore, Md., its commanding officer.
Cpl. Laramee has had extensive military police experience. After basic training in Coolidge, Ariz., he served in North Africa and Italy.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Friday, May 18, 1945 (second section p. 1, col. 3)
The two Pittsfield draft boards today announced military induction calls for a total of 33 men the latter part of this month.
Board 122 called up 12 registrants for May 28 and Board 123 ordered 21 to report the 29th....
The list called by Board 122 includes:... Fayette T. Laramee 81 Lincoln Street...
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Monday, June 4, 1945 (p. 5, col. 1)
Atlantic City detectives have under arrest on a larceny count one Catherine H. Laramee or Laramy, who, they say, admits stealing a woman's diamond ring, set in platinum, from a house on the "south side" of Pittsfield. She said she pawned that bauble in Springfield.
On her person, the New Jersey police said, were found a platinum wrist watch, inset with diamonds and saphires [sic], and a platinum band, graced with 10 diamonds.
Inspector Daniel J. McColgan is investigating the local theft.
Berkshire County Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts Wednesday, June 13, 1945 (p. 19, col. 2)
Waitress Says She Lifted $1000 in Jewelry Here
(From Saturday's Eagle)
Unless the affluent residents of Ward 4 are so smothered in jewelry that one of them doesn't even miss $1000 worth of diamonds, a former Pittsfield waitress is taking Inspector Dan McColgan for quite a ride.
The waitress, 34-year-old Hazel Laramee, now in custody of Atlantic City police, has told detectives in that New Jersey city that the jewels they found in her possession were taken here at 4:30 the afternoon of May 24.
Hazel said she went to a 20-room house on South Street "toward Wendell Avenue" and rang the bell. When no one answered, she said, she entered the place and lifted a wrist watch studded with 10 diamonds and 14 sapphires, a diamond bracelet and a ring, which she pawned in Springfield for $190.
For Inspector McColgan, this is his first case where he knows the alleged burglar has the stolen goods but doesn't know from where the stuff was stolen. "We're stumped," he admitted today. "We've checked one missing ring, but we found it wasn't one she had."
Hazel was picked up in Atlantic City by City Detective James Regan of the shore resort forces, who arrested her last summer for alleged hotel robberies. Regan said she had just been parolled after serving sentences meted out by Judge Warke last summer for the hotel thefts.
Last Sunday Regan spotted the Laramee woman in one of those outlandish hats she usually wore. He was on his way to church at the time. She was carrying more than $1000 worth of jewels, which, according to Capt. James Pike, she stole in this city.
Local police have received no report of any such theft or loss.
Her vanity, New Jersey detectives reported, led her to confess a number of hotel robberies when Detective Hugh Moreland told her how pretty she looked in a hat she was wearing while he photographed her.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Friday, June 22, 1945 (p. 13, col. 5); also The Berkshire County Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Wednesday, June 27, 1945 (p. 4, col. 5)
Hazel C. Laramee, 35, of this city and Springfield, found guilty of stealing $2800 in jewelry from the home of Mrs. E. A. Jones May 24, was committed to the Reformatory for Women in Framingham today by District Court Judge Charles L. Hibbard.
She pleaded guilty to the larceny count. The stolen rings and wrist watch have all been recovered.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts Saturday, July 21, 1945 (p. 12, col. 6); also The Berkshire County Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Wednesday, July 25, 1945 (p. 2, col. 5)
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Lanahan of Stapleton announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Ethel A. Lanahan, to Adelord E. Laramee Jr., aviation ordnance mate first class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adelord E. Laramee of 23 South Onota Street. The double-ring ceremony was performed June 23 at St. John Baptist de la Salle Church, Stapleton, by Rev. John J. Flynn. Leo J. F. Bartinique, soloist and organist of St. Peter's Church, New Brighton, sang and played the organ.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attired in white satin with long train of Irish lace and fingertip veil attached to an orange blossom tiara. Her colonial bouquet was of white roses and sweetpeas. Miss Alice F. Lanahan, her sister's maid of honor, wore blue silk taffeta, matching hat with short veil, and carried Talisman roses.
Francis X. Bernard, aviation machinist's mate second class, of Great Kills, was best man and Harry Tragakis, aviation ordnance mate second class, of Watertown and Richard Scales, aviation machinist's mate second class, of Port Jervis, N. J., ushered. A reception followed.
The bride, a graduate of Curtis High School, attended Baker Business College, and is employed by the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. Mate Laramee recently returned from nine months in the Atlantic area and is now at Memphis, Tenn. for reassignment. In service almost three years, he was graduated from Pittsfield High School and attended Berkshire Business College.
The bridegroom's parents, brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Earl DeBlois of 23 South Onota Street, attended the ceremony.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Tuesday, August 7, 1945 (p. 6, col. 4)
Married in Stapleton
Adelord E. Laramee Jr., aviation ordnance mate first class, and his bride, the former Ethel A. Lanahan of Stapleton, who were married June 28 at St. John Baptiste de la Salle Church in that town. Mate Laramee is at Memphis, Tenn., after nine months in the Atlantic area. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adelord E. Laramee of 23 South Onota Street.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Tuesday, August 14, 1945 (p. 3, col. 7)
The following partook in marriage ceremonies: ...Ethel Lanahan (Stapleton) and Adelord Laramee Jr., aviation ordinance [sic] mate 1/c.
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The Berkshire County Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Wednesday, January 2, 1946 (p. 13, col. 6)
A dog owned by A. B. Hyatt, 155 Wendell Avenue, bit a mail carrier on his route this morning, but the injury is not serious, according to the police. The dog put the bite on the right leg of Fayette T. Laramee, 38 Adam Street.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Saturday, February 2, 1946 (p. 14, col. 3)
Walter David Rodgers of 24 Perrine Avenue, and Grayce Jeanette Laramee of 83 Lincoln Street.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Saturday, February 2, 1946 (p. 14, col. 3)
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Laramee of 83 Lincoln Street announce the engagement of their daughter, Grayce J. Laramee, to Walter D. Rodgers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Rodgers of 24 Perrine Avenue. The wedding will take place soon.
Miss Laramee was graduated from Pittsfield High School, and is secretary to Atty. Harold R. Goewey. Mr. Rogers [sic], recently discharged after more than three years in the Army, served in the European theatre. He is empolyed [sic] by the GE.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Friday, February 22, 1946 (p. 6, col. 4); also The Berkshire County Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Wednesday, February 27, 1946 (p. 4, col. 2)
Miss Grayce J. Laramee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Laramee of 83 Lincoln Street, and Walter D. Rodgers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Rodgers of 24 Perrine Avenue, were married yesterday morning at 9 at Notre Dame Church by Rev. Richard J. Welch. The altar was decorated with carnations and palms. Abe Robarge was organist, and Miss Marion Griffin sang.
The bride, escorted by her father, wore pink silk jersey with pink lace doll hat trimmed with ostrich plumes. She carried pink carnations and sweetpeas. Her matron of honor and only attendant, Mrs. Frederick H. Laramee, was dressed similarly in blue. The bride's bother [sic] wore blue velvet with pink roses, and Mrs. Rodgers wore Copen blue crepe with pink roses.
F. H. Laramee was best man, and Donald Adams and Fayette T. Laramee ushered. Following a breakfast at The Berkshire Restaurant Embassy Room the couple left for New York and Philadelphia, the bride wearing a black suit and white accessories. The couple will live at 83 Lincoln Street.
Mrs. Rodgers has been secretary to Atty. Harold R. Goewey. Her husband, discharged sergeant in the Army Air Forces, has resumed his position at the GE. He served three and a half years in the European theatre. Both he and his bride are Pittsfield High School graduates.
The Berkshire County Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Wednesday, June 5, 1946 (second section p. 1, col. 5)
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Laramee of 83 Lincoln Street observed their 40th wedding anniversary yesterday. There was no special celebration.
The couple, married June 4, 1906, at Notre Dame Church, have a daughter, Mrs. Walter Rodgers of this city; three sons, Edward J. Jr., who served in Europe, and Fayette T., also of this city; Fred T. of Great Barrington, and three grandchildren.
Mr. Laramee was a member of the Republican City Committee 40 years and served in the City Council eight years. He has been superintendent of the Pittsfield Coal Gas Company building for eight years, since leaving the GE, where he was employed 33 years. He is a director of The Berkshire Automobile Club, and a member of the Franco-American Club.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Sunday, July 13, 1946 (p. 10, col. 3)
Declaring it's time for action instead of more words, Mayor Bagg authorizes WPA co-ordinator E. J. Laramee to hire men to clean refuse-cluttered mill pond near Eaton Paper Company.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Tuesday, July 16, 1946 (p. 4, col. 2)
GREAT BARRINGTON -- Frank Farrar, who has been a member of the firm of Farshaw & Company, has left the establishment and William Latshaw continues as sole owner. The change was effective yesterday.
Frederick Laramee, who has been employed in McCormick's store for many years and previous to that by Philip Wilkinson, has completed his duties to join the sales staff of Farshaw & Company.
Mr. Farrar will take a cruise, after which he will locate in New York to be near his mother, who is ill.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Thursday, Sept. 5, 1946 (p. 6, col. 2)
Theophile Champagne of 3 Central Street, Springfield, and Hazel Catherine Laramee of 41 Grove Street
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Friday, Nov. 29, 1946 (p. 22, col. 7)
HINSDALE -- Mr. and Mrs. J. J. O'Brien observed their 33d wedding anniversary yesterday with a family dinner at their home on Goodrich Street. They were married Thanksgiving morning in 1913 by Rev. James O'Malley at St. Patrick's Church and since that time they have lived at their present home. Mrs. O'Brien, the former Miss Clementine Laramee, was born there. Before their marriage, Mr. O'Brien made his residence in Torrington, Conn.
The dinner was held yesterday afternoon and was attended by Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien's son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John J. O'Brien of High Street, Dalton, with their son, John J. O'Brien 3d. Mr. and Mrs. George Waldheim, their son-in-law and daughter of Goodrich Street here, were also present with their daughter, Christine.
The Berkshire County Eagle, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1946 (p. 14, col. 3)
A recount shows that Edward J. Laramee, Republican, was elected Ward 2 alderman by nine votes over John F. Ferry, Democrat. Election night returns gave Ferry the office by four votes.
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The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Friday, January 24, 1947 (p. 12, col. 3); also The Berkshire County Eagle, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1947 (p. 2, col. 6)
Mr. and Mrs. Fayette Laramee of Great Barrington, a daughter this morning.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Saturday, Feb. 8, 1947 (p. 10, col. 3)
Henry Brown and Henry Laramee have bought the fish and produce market, Hinsdale, operated by Thomas Macken, that town.
The Berkshire County Eagle, Wednesday, May 28, 1947 (p. 26, col. 7)
"NEWHOLM" -- Boarding home for elderly people. Rooms available immediately. Tel. 248-J Great Barrington. Mrs. F. Laramee
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Thursday, July 24, 1947 (p. 16, col. 7)
One of the largest brown trout ever caught in The Berkshires was landed yesterday afternoon in the Konkapot River in Monterey by Einar A. Elfving of 38 Cherry Street. The fish weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces, was 26 inches long, and measured 14 inches around the widest part. Mr. Elfving was fishing in fast water, using a 4 1/2-ounce fly rod and had a worm as bait. His companion, Raymond Laramee of 41 Grove Street waded into the stream, to help Mr. Elfving land the fish which fought for 15 minutes before being beached.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Thursday, Oct. 23, 1947 (p. 6, col. 4)
Mrs. Harriet G. Laramee, 63, widow of John J. Laramee of 41 Grove Street, died last night at Hillcrest Hospital after a short illness.
Mrs. Laramee was a native and life-long resident of Pittsfield and a communicant of Notre Dame Church.
Survivors are one son, Raymond Laramee of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Theophile Champagne of Springfield and Mrs. Ruth Briggs of Pittsfield; two sisters, the Misses Anna and Carrie Goodrich and two brothers, Edward and William Goodrich, all of Pittsfield; also two grandsons and several nieces and nephews.
The body rests at the Meehan Funeral Home where the funeral will be Saturday morning at 9:30, followed at 10 at Notre Dame Church with a solemn high mass. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery
Members of the family will meet friends at the funeral home tonight and tomorrow evening from 7 to 10 and tomorrow afternoon from 2 to 5.
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The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Thursday, Sept. 9, 1948 (p. 7, col. 3)
Funeral services for Fred A. Cooley were at 10 this morning at the Wellington Funeral Home. Rev. Henry B. Dickert, DD, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, officiated. Bearers were Edward J. Laramee, Alan A. Cooley, Murray E. Sprague and Michael Fennessey. Burial was in the Pittsfield Cemetery.
The Berkshire County Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts Wednesday, December 15, 1948 (third section p. 1, col. 5)
...Kills reported to Conservation Officer Edward R. Knutow[?] follow: ... Edward J. Laramee 71 First Street, spike buck 125 Monterey...
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The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Thursday, Jan. 6, 1949 (p. 14, col. 3)
Mr. and Mrs. Adelor Laramee, Lake Street, observed their 35th wedding anniversary Jan. 4 as guests at a supper at the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Earl DeBlois.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1949 (p. 8, col. 4)
Shirley Laramee Is Engaged to Donald Rathbun
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Champagne of 162 Dalton Avenue announce the engagement of their daughter, Shirley A. Laramee, to Donald A. Rathbun, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earle S. Rathbun of 44 New York Avenue. The wedding is planned for April 23.
Miss Laramee, a 1946 graduate of Pittsfield High School, is a stenographer at the GE chemical department.
A 1945 Pittsfield High School graduate, Mr. Rathbun is a tool maker at the May Engineering Company. During the war, he served 1 1/2 years in the Army.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Thursday, Jan. 20, 1949 (p. 22, col. 3)
GREAT BARRINGTON -- Frederick Laramee, who has been employed by Latshaw & Company two and a half years is now a partner in the firm. This was announced today by William Latshaw, who was sole owner until the partnership was arranged.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Friday, March 4, 1949 (p. 14, col. 3)
Mrs. E. J. Laramee, Lincoln Street, is given a Mardi gras party at her home. She is given a pearl necklace, the presentation being made by Mrs. Lewis Messier.
The Berkshire County Eagle, Wednesday, June 22, 1949 (p. 16, col. 3)
Miss Grace Laramee, former clerk in the office of Clerk of Courts Irving H. Gamwell, has taken a position as secretary to Assistant District Attorney Harold R. Goewey, succeeding Miss Vivian Prevatali, now a junior clerk with the Massachusetts Employment Service.
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The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Thursday, March 9, 1950 (p. 6, col. 3.)
A high mass of requiem was celebrated for Arthur W. Goodrich whose funeral was at 9 this morning at St. Mary's Church. Rev. William F. Allen, DCL, officiated. Bearers were John Briggs, Raymond Laramee, Harold and Edward Klein. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Rev. John Walsh offered prayers at the grave.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Monday, August 7, 1950 (p. 11, col. 4.); also The Berkshire County Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Wednesday, August 9, 1950 (p. 1, col. 3.)
E. J. Laramee Dies; Served in Council
Funeral Services To Be Tomorrow At Notre Dame
Edward J. Laramee, 72, of 83 Lincoln Street, retired general foreman of the Pittsfield works of the GE and a former member of the City Council died suddenly Saturday afternoon at his home.
Mr. Laramee, who served as city co-ordinator of WPA projects for nearly a year, was born in Black Brook, N. Y. in 1878 and had lived in Pittsfield 62 years. He was educated in the public schools and was prominent in Republican politics for many years. He was a member of the Common Council in 1919-20 and served in the Board of Aldermen in 1921. He was then elected Councilman from Ward 2 at the first city election under the new charter in 1933. He served in the City Council for a total of eight years. Mr. Laramee was a member of the Republican City Committee 40 years. He retired from the GE in 1932 after a service of 33 years and for eight years was superintendent of the Pittsfield Coal Gas Company building. Of late he had been a guard at The Berkshire Museum.
Mr. Laramee was a communicant of Notre Dame Church and belonged to the Franco-American Club. He was also a director of the Berkshire Automobile Club and held membership in the GE Quarter Century Club. He was a former president of the GE Works Pensioners Association.
Mr. and Mrs. Laramee observed the 44th wedding anniversary in June.
Survivors are his widow, the former Anna B. Controy, three sons, Edward J. Jr. of Pittsfield, Fayette and Fred of Great Barrington, one daughter, Mrs. Walter Rodgers of this city, also eight grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Frank Controy and Mrs. Ralph Patterson of Pittsfield, Mrs. Raymond Aldrich of Westfield and Mrs. Kimball Fisk of Huntington and a brother, Francis Laramee of Holyoke and several nieces and nephews.
The body rests at the Dery Funeral Home where the funeral will be tomorrow morning at 8:30 followed at 9 at Notre Dame Church with a solemn high mass of requiem. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Members of the family will meet friends at the funeral home this afternoon from 2 to 5 and tonight from 7 to 10.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1950 (p. 10, col. 2)
During his hitch as co-ordinator of city WPA projects City Councilman Edward J. Laramee, dead at 72, won the admiration of legions for adopting a policy that people who valued their self respect preferred working to receiving hand-outs.
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The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Tuesday, May 27, 1952 (p. 10, col. 5)
GREAT BARRINGTON -- The graduating class of the Chapin Nursery School will present a play, "The Magic Bunny," tomorrow afternoon at 3 in St. James' parish house.
Playing the role of Father Bunny, who is also the magic bunny, will be Donnie Gulick. Other bunnies will be Annette Albano, Dinah Doane, Mary Chase, Mickey Chapman, Seth Lipsky and Skippy Amidon.
Six children who will be parents in the play are Cynthia Hunt, Lauren Brickman, Ellen Lahart, John Peters, Jimmy Giracca and Jimmy Marchetti. The following will be children: Lisa Laramee, Peggy Leonard, Tommy Shaughnessy, Jimmy Spaulding, Diane Cooper, Eleanor Whitehouse and Chuck Dolby.
The overture will be played by the nursery school rhythm band composed of four-year-olds. Miss Mildred Buttrey is directing the play, assisted by Mrs. George Shaw.
Commencement exercises will be held in the parish house June 20 at 10:30 A.M.
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The Berkshire Eagle, Monday, Jan. 30, 1956 (p. 18, col. 3)
ALL-WEATHER GOLFERS at the Wyantenuck Country Club in Great Barrington tee off for the 60th consecutive month of play. Preparing to drive on the first tee is William H. King. Fred H. Laramee, a former Pittsfield resident, watches. John M. Francis usually makes it a threesome, but wasn't present this day. The men use irons and regulation white balls. They say bulky clothing is sometimes inconvenient, even in zero weather.
The Berkshire Eagle, Thursday, March 1, 1956 (p. 30, col. 3)
-- Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Laramee plan to leave in a few days for a vacation in Florida.
The Berkshire Eagle, Friday, April 6, 1956 (p. 4, col. 3)
Fayette T. Laramee, Great Barrington, treatment.
The Berkshire Eagle, Thursday, Aug. 9, 1956 (p. 4, col. 4)
Mrs. Lucille E. Laramee, Great Barrington, treatment.
The Berkshire Eagle, Thursday, Nov. 8, 1956 (p. 28, col. 3)
GREAT BARRINGTON -- William E. Latshaw and Fred H. Laramee, owners of Farshaw & Co. disclosed yesterday they will open a new store called the House of Gadgets Jan. 15 in a new shopping center in Sarasota, Fla.
Mr. Latshaw will move permanently to Sarasota at the end of November to manage the store. He and his partner said they hope eventually to sell out their Main Street store here and extend a chain of gift and gadget shops along the west coast of Florida.
A native of New York and a World War II veteran of both the British and American Air Forces, Mr. Latshaw opened Farshaw & Co. in partnership with Frank Farrar in 1945. Mr. Latshaw bought out Mr. Farrar's share in 1947. The two partners ran the Farshaw Office Supply Co. on Castle Street for a few years starting in 1950, in addition to their Main Street business.
Mr. Latshaw is married to the former Beverly Munger of California. They have two children and have lived on Castle Hill Avenue.
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The Berkshire Eagle, Saturday, Feb. 2, 1957 (p. 7, col. 2)
GREAT BARRINGTON -- Four Brownies and six intermediate Girl Scouts, all elected from their troops as "Juliette Lowe girls," attended a tea at the home of Mrs. G. Frank Lord Thursday afternoon at 4.
Mrs. Lord told the girls how Girl Scouting started in this country through the work of Lady Baden-Powell, an Englishwoman who established Girl Guides, and Juliette Gordon Lowe, who organized a troop in Savannah, Ga., around 1912. Mrs. Lord pointed out that the Juliette Lowe Memorial Fund, to which each troop contributes yearly, furthers international relationships.
Each of the Juliette Lowe Girls is to tell the story of her own troop, which will contribute to the fund. Each will present the money at the councilwide Girl Scout birthday party March 9.
Three such parties will be held simultaneously in Great Barrington, Lee and Pittsfield. In Great Barrington, Girl Scout troops will march to the Mahaiwe Theater, where a special program will be presented for them. Participating in the Great Barrington affair will be troops from Sheffield, Stockbridge and West Stockbridge.
The four Brownie Juliette Lowe Girls are Ruth Ellen Wool, Judy Krause, Mary Rose Cummings and Jane Del Grande. The intermediates are Marilyn Osgood, Annette Albano, Clare Kelly, Susan Moskowitz, Mary Ann Morelli and Lisa Laramee.
The Berkshire Eagle, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1957 (p. 22, col. 2)
-- Fred H. Laramee has returned from a brief visit to Sarasota, Fla.
The Berkshire Eagle, Friday, March 1, 1957 (p. 16, col. 5)
HOUSATONIC -- A special meeting dedicated to the international program in honor of Girl Scout "Thinking Day," was held yesterday afternoon by Girl Scout Troop 88 at the home of Mrs. Ned Spadaccini of Risingdale. Guests included Brownie Troop 125 of Great Barrington, with one of its leaders, Mrs. Eli G. Cooper.
One of the features was the presentation of world pins to these girls: Lisa Laramee, Sandra Parsons, Marilyn Lowe, Sheila Flynn, Donna Bartoni, Patty Baumann, Claire Rollinger, Joan Spadaccini, Elno Poirier, Diane Cooper, Kathy Aloisi, Sharon Rufo and Laurie McLean.
The Berkshire Eagle, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1957 (p. 10, col. 2)
Fayette T. and Lucille Laramee to John W. and Beverly B. Moyer, land and buildings on Commonwealth Avenue
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The Berkshire Eagle, Monday, Sept. 29, 1958 (p. 12, col. 2)
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Caputo Jr. of Huntington are parents of a son born Thursday at the Noble Hospital in Westfield. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Salvini of Chester and paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Caputo Sr. of Huntington. Great-grandparents are Mrs. Mary Laramee of Huntington and Mrs. J. E. Caputo of Boston and Alfred Sturgeon of Chester.
On the same day Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Salvini became grandparents for the second time, when a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Francis V. Donovan of Wallingford, Conn., at St. Raphael's Hospital in New Haven. Mr. and Mrs. Francis V. Donovan of West Roxbury are paternal grandparents and Alfred Sturgeon is great-grandfather.
The Berkshire Eagle, Saturday, Nov. 15, 1958 (p. 4, col. 3)
William F. Hoffman of 141 Dalton Ave. is observing his 84th birthday today.
Mr. Hoffman, born in Flemington, N. J., is still actively working at Lichtman Tannery, where he has been employed for about 18 years. Before that he was an engineer for the Boston & Albany Railroad.
Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman have five children, Mrs. Charles C. Barzowskas and Herman Hoffman of this city, Mrs. Fred H. Laramee of Great Barrington, Lester Hoffman of Plattsburg, N. Y. and William L. Hoffman of Lenox. There are four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The Hoffmans will observe their 59th wedding anniversary in January.
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The Berkshire Eagle, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1959 (p. 13, col. 2)
Raymond W. Burdick of Florida is foreman of the jury impanelled early this afternoon to hear a charge of rape against William G. Trombley of Pittsfield. Mr. Trombley pleaded not guilty.
This was the opening day of jury trials for this special session of the Superior Court where both criminal and civil cases will be heard this month. Judge Francis J. Quirico of Pittsfield is presiding.
Other jurors who will hear the Trombley case are Councilman John Burbank, Alfred W. Everest, Herbert E. Harrison, all of Pittsfield; John B. Locke and Oliver W. Virta of Williamstown; Walter T. Jamros of Cheshire; Earl M. Lovering of Adams; Floyd R. Smith Jr. of Dalton, Charles A. Stevens and Edward J. Trudeau of North Adams, and Fayette Laramee of Great Barrington. Mrs. Margaret Owen Noonan was drawn for the original, but under state law a woman has the right to be excused from jury duty on a rape case if the testimony and the subsequent discussion of the case in the jury room will be embarrassing. Mrs. Noonan chose not to serve and Mr. Laramee was drawn for her seat. Neither Asst. Dist. Atty. John A. Barry, who is prosecuting the case, nor Attys. Albert S. Silverman and George B. Crane, for the defense, challenged any of the jurors.
At the outset of this morning's session, Judge Quirico excused eight jurors from duty. Four of them were excused outright and the other four until the April sitting of Superior Court.
Those who were excused outright, all for medical reasons, were Anna M. Berndt of Lenox, Harold G. Button of North Adams, Harry Katz of Sandisfield and Harold H. Schiff of Adams. Those who must report back in April are Gerald L. Bossidy, Donald G. Loveless, Rodman C. Henry and Silvio Gamboroni, all of whom are in business and who testified that jury duty at the present time would work an undue economic hardship.
The remaining 31 jurors were instructed at length this morning. Five of them are women, including two veteran City Hall employes -- Miss Marion E. Holderness of the city treasurer's office and Miss Margaret L. Murphy of the Department of Public Works. The other women are Miss Helen Bona of Clarksburg, Mrs. Margaret Owen Noonan of Lee and Mrs. Joan B. Hawthorne of North Adams.
The Berkshire Eagle, Thursday, Oct. 15, 1959 (p. 17, col. 2)
A Pittsfield man was sentenced in Superior Court this morning to an indeterminate term in the Concord Reformatory on a rape charge.
William G. Trombley was found guilty by a jury that returned about 5 p.m. yesterday with its verdict. The jury deliberated about four hours.
Trombley was sentenced by Judge Francis J. Quirico. He was represented by Attorneys Albert S. Silverman and George B. Crane.
Another jury, drawn to hear the case against Willie Lewis Holland of Pittsfield, retired about noon to deliberate on a verdict. Holland was tried yesterday afternoon on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He was represented by Atty. Andrea F. Nuciforo and did not take the witness stand.
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