DR. STEPHEN REGINALD KING, 65 of Readsboro, VT, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday March 11, 2014.
He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on April 1, 1948, son of Reginald E. and Margaret (Grimaldi) King. He graduated from Xavier High School in New York City, and LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY. Dr. King received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.
He moved to Vermont in 2009, and was in private practice in clinical child psychology in Bennington for four years. Before that, he was employed as a pediatric psychologist for 24 years at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. In that position, he participated in clinical research and teaching as well as patient care. He was involved in the Siberian-American Children’s Health Program, traveling to Irkutsk, Siberia, six times between 1992 and 2006 with a small group of physicians from St. Francis Hospital to share clinical skills and treatment methods.
Dr. King was active in church throughout his life, and most recently was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Williamstown, where he was a vestry member, then a warden. He also was a member of the church choir.
He enjoyed the woods and hills of southern Vermont and often hiked with his family and friends. Classical music was an abiding interest of his, and he attended live performances often. He cherished his collection of recordings and took lessons on both the piano and the violin. He was a great experimenter in the kitchen, cooking a variety of dishes from various cultures. Above all, he was a loving husband and father, and will be remembered by his family for his great caring and wisdom.
Survivors include his wife, Dr. Mary Bond King, whom he married on October 1, 1977; two sons, Brian S. King and his wife Mary of San Diego, CA, and Andrew G. King of Bloomfield, CT; and one daughter, Laura M. King and her partner Michael Ulitsch of Somers, CT. He is also survived by his sister, Marguerite Andreazza and her husband Steven of Bogota, NJ, as well as several nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service for Dr. Stephen King will be held on Friday March 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM at St. John's Episcopal Church in Williamstown, MA. Parking for the service will be available on Park Street, in the church's parking area behind its office building, and in the Williams College garage nearby, either on the upper level via Whitman Street or on the lower level via North Street/Route 7. Burial will be private. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, are Thursday March 20th from 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Center Patient Resource Fund at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in care of the funeral home. To send a card or message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.