SPRINGFIELD – Frank Luke Murray III, 53, a heavy equipment operator with the state Canal Corp., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 29, 2019, at his home.
He was born on Feb. 3, 1966 in Westerly, R.I., son of Antoinette Girouard Murray and the late Frank L. Murray. A lifelong area resident he was a graduate of Mount Markham High School, then went on to SUNY Morrisville and Diesel Technical Institute in Enfield, Conn.
SPRINGFIELD – William M Coveny, 69, a classic-car buff who spent his working years with the Town of Springfield highway department, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018 at his home under the care of Hospice surrounded by loved ones.
He was born at Little Falls Hospital on April 3, 1949, the son of Timothy and Dolores Coveny.
SPRINGFIELD – Richard Lee Hanson, a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, retired school teacher and farmer, passed away following a valiant battle with cancer Wednesday night, Oct. 18, 2017, at his home in the Town of Springfield with his family by his side. He was 73.
Born March 30, 1944, at Bassett Hospital, he was the son of Lester Hans and Ellamae Jessie (Myers) Hanson. A gifted athlete, Dick attended Cooperstown Central School where he excelled in football, skiing, basketball and track.
EAST SPRINGFIELD – Shirley E. Bridger, 88, who operated a farm with her husband until his passing, died peacefully Sunday morning, June 12, 2016, with her family present.
Shirley was born July 9, 1927, at Fox Hospital, the daughter of Robert and Marian (Rowe) Salisbury. Growing up, she attended the one-room school house in Cooperstown Junction, then the two-room school house in Westville, later graduating from Milford Central School as salutatorian in 1945.
SPRINGFIELD –The Town of Springfield has named County Rep. Keith and Janet McCarty of East Springfield as grand marshals of the 102nd Annual Springfield Fourth of July Parade.
Lifelong residents, the McCartys’ love for the area is deeply rooted in their connection with the community. For both, being involved is a natural extension of life in a small town where, according to Keith “if something happens, you’re going to see friends and neighbors pretty quick”.
SPRINGFIELD – Elisabeth Schanz, 89, of County Highway 27, a native of Yugoslavia, who ran a Town of Springfield dairy farm with her late husband, passed away on Wednesday afternoon April 20, 2016, at her home, with her family by her side.
She was born on Jan. 16, 1927, in Beschka, Yugoslavia, daughter of the late Philip and Susanna Walter Thuro. Elisabeth was both raised and educated in Yugoslavia.
The celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Springfield Fourth of July Parade continued that evening with a Jeff Walton concert and fireworks at Glimmerglass State Park. “The turnout was incredible – the very large parking lots at the park were overflowed, and the entire park was full of people,” reports Andrea House, a member of the organizing committee who provided the photos accompanying this article. Fritz Henry also performed. “The fireworks were fantastic, judging by the cheers from the crowd, and a fitting end to the day’s success,” House continued. She said the Fourth of July committee may consider making the concert and fireworks an annual event.