It is with great sadness we inform you of the passing of our long-time friends...


Peter Brulotte Sr.

(Published - The Recorder, Monday September 2, 2013)

Peter Brulotte Sr. of Bernardston, Ma., passed away 08/30/2013 at home following a lengthy illness.
Born in Belchertown, Ma., 03/03/1939 he moved to Greenfield in 1951 and to Bernardston, Ma., in 1986.

Peter was an Mechanic in several area dealerships, and operated various service stations until 1967 when he became a Greenfield Police Officer and cont inued in Law enforcement for most of the remainder of his life. He retired as Bernardston Chief of Police In 2000. After his retirement he continued to work in the Civil Processing division at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. He was past President and a charter member of the Franklin County Police Chief’s Association. He was a lifelong member of several Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Associations. He was a strong supporter of the Police Community.

Peter’s biggest source of enjoyment was spending time with his family. He also enjoyed Automobiles, Motorcycles, Boating, Golf and the Outdoors.

He was predeceased by his Wife Shirley Ann Turner in 1993, and a Sister Florence Tauscher in 1995.

Survivors include two Sons , Peter Brulotte Jr., and Perry John Brulotte, three daughters Shawne Osip of St. Cloud, Fl., Sharlene Bedsole of Winter Garden, Fl., and Susan E. Brulotte of Greenfield, Ma., and his longtime friend and companion Sydney J. Gaines. Grandchildren Nick Emerson of Bernardston Ma., Christina Emerson of North Adams Ma., Brittany Muise of Vt., and Aaron Lane of Fl. , also several great-grandchildren.

At his request there are no calling hours and no services, burial will be at the convenience of the family. Donations can be made to the Bernardston Police or Fire Department.  


Leonard C. Streeter
(Originally published on: Saturday, August 28, 2010)

BERNARDSTON -- Leonard C. ''Whitey'' Streeter, 90, of Bald Mountain Road, died Friday morning (8-27-10) at his home.

He was born in Bernardston on June 28, 1920, the son of Harold S. and Ethel (Cairns) Streeter. Whitey was educated in Bernardston schools and was a graduate of Powers Institute in Bernardston, where he excelled in basketball.

He married the former Madeline Newton on Nov. 20, 1939. Madeline predeceased him in 1963. He then married his present wife, the former Heather MacLeod on Sept. 10, 1966.

He worked early in life at the former Mohawk Chevrolet in Greenfield as a car salesman. He was a self-employed horse and cattle dealer and a co-owner of Streeter's Store, where he worked as an employee for many years. He worked as a butcher for his uncle, Herman Streeter, and trained and raced harness horses.

He served both Northfield and Bernardston as animal control officer for many years. He was an accomplished horseback rider and enjoyed hunting, particularly on horseback.

He is survived by his wife and sons: Jack M. of Yarmouth, Maine, and Leonard C. Jr. and his wife Heidi of Acton; daughters: Margaret Fuller and her husband, Fredd, of Northfield and Joan Hamilton and her husband, Tom, of Greenfield; a stepdaughter, Linda Caldwell and her husband, Sherman, of Sheffield. He is also survived by his brother, Ernest and his wife, Polly, of Bernardston, and sisters: Eva Nelson and her husband, Cola, Eunice Randall and her husband, Bing, both of Bernardston, and Mary Merz and her husband, Karl, of Sun City, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday (9-3-10) at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Bernardston. The Rev. Raymond Medeiros, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St., Suite 2, Greenfield, MA 01301.

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences, please visit: www.kidderfuneralhome.com

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