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Joseph O. Volff, 79

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Joseph Octave Volff, 79, of 398 Houghton St. died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.

Born in the town of Washington on Oct. 21, 1934, son of Octave and Myrtle Wood Volff, he graduated from McCann Technical School in North Adams.

Mr. Volff was last employed at the Williams Inn until his retirement. Before that, he worked at Jaeschke's Apple Orchard.

He attended First Baptist Church in North Adams and enjoyed fishing.

He leaves his wife, the former Emma Sprague, whom he married in 1955; a daughter, Lisa Volff of Clarksburg; a son, Anthony P. Phillips of Clarksburg; four sisters, Barbara Volff of North Adams, Rose Dionisi and her husband, Carl, of Springfield, Margaret Thiel and her husband, Arthur, of Readsboro, Vt., and Laura Sunn of Adams; a brother, James Volff and his wife, Charlene, of Adams; a granddaughter, Anya Volff, of Clarksburg, and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sisters Doris, Anna and Jeanne.

FUNERAL NOTICE — The funeral for Mr. Volff will be Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St., North Adams. Burial will be private.

A calling hour will be held on Saturday from 1 to 2 at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.


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