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David Stillman Yorke
(December 29, 1939 - April 10, 2014)

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David Stillman Yorke

    MR. DAVID STILLMAN YORKE, 74 of 29 Canedy Lane North Adams, MA died Thursday April 10, 2014 at Berkshire Medical Center.

   He was born in Brattleboro, VT on December 29, 1939, son of Milton and Hattie Naomi (Ayers) York. He attended Readsboro schools and graduated from the Drury High School with the class of 1957. He graduated from St. Joseph's College in Bennington, VT in 1966.

   David was last employed as the executive director of the Berkshire Training and Employment Office in Pittsfield for many years. Before that, he worked as an operator at New England Electric Hydro Station #5.

   He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. David was a member and past president of the Readsboro Lions Club. He was a member of the North Adams Handicapped Commission.

   David was an avid hunter, fisherman, and mushroomer. He enjoyed singing, cooking, and making homemade wine. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and times at his deer camp.

   Survivors include his wife, the former Agnes A. Righi, whom he married on June 20, 1959.

   Two daughters- Jane M. Crews and her husband, David of Pasadena, MD and

         Nancy A. Lewis and her husband, Michael of North Adams

   Three sons- Thane D. Yorke and his wife, Shannon of Cheshire; David W. Yorke Sr. and his wife, Connie of Stamford, VT; and Chris M. Yorke of Readsboro, VT

   Seven grandchildren including Joshua Yorke, Adam Yorke and Matthew Yorke of Cheshire; Nicole Rondeau and her husband, Gary of Honolulu, HI; Sarah Hurlbut and her husband, Kyle of Clarksburg; David W. Yorke Jr. and his wife, Amanda of North Adams; and Calli Bacon and her husband, Jeremy of Cape Coral, FL

Eight great grandchildren including Ella Rondeau, Gary Rondeau Jr., Dakota Hurlbut, PJ Scott, Kolby Scott, Ariana Yorke, Lucian Yorke, and Hayli Bacon.

He also leaves two sisters including Gertrude "Betty" Sprague and Sue Ellen Brown and one brother, Milton "Tweed" York all of Readsboro, VT; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.


FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for David Yorke will be Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 10:15 AM from FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Village Cemetery in Readsboro, VT. Calling hours at the funeral home are Monday from 4-7 PM. Memorial donations are suggested for the American Diabetes Association or to UCP of Berkshire County to benefit people with disabilities. To send a card or a message, please visit


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