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Mabel Sherman, 89

Mabel Elizabeth (Griswold) Sherman, 89, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2024 at North Adams Commons. She was born February 6, 1935 in Adams, Massachusetts to the late Wallace and Evelyn Griswold.

Mabel had a long career in insurance working for Thompson & Linscott Agency in Adams and Shire City in Pittsfield. In later years she volunteered for SHINE to help Medicare beneficiaries understand their healthcare options.

Autumn was her favorite season; she also loved African drumming, loom weaving, craft-making and going to Saratoga Race Track. Most of all she enjoyed sharing all her passions with her family and friends. She and her husband of 63 years, Ferdinand “Ferdy” Sherman, were proud members of the United Methodist Church in Cheshire.

Mabel leaves her husband Ferdy, her sister and brother-in-law Mary Lou and Kenneth Kleiner, and their three children, Tammy Gluck, Kenneth Kleiner Jr. and Daniel Kleiner. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and John Fougere of Clearwater, FL, a step son Gary Sherman pre-deceased a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Diane and David Saldo of Stamford, VT and their three children, Carrie Saldo, Fallon Saldo and Justin Saldo. She is survived by grandchildren Nate Sherman, Zachary Sherman and three great-grandchildren, among many other family and friends.

A service will be held on Tuesday June 18th at 2:00 p.m. at Bellevue Cemetery, all are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hospice in the Berkshires, Adams Ambulance Service or United Methodist Church in Cheshire. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit


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I loved being around Mable. We were related on her Mother's side of the family. I called Aunt, Cousin....I could never really figure it out. She was a joy to be around and with Ferdy too. My condolences to Debbie. I am sad I cannot be at her service.
from: Nancy Segalaon: 06-12-2024

Mable was a treasure here at the Berkshire Mill. Always that beautiful friendly smile. A wonderful wife to Fergy. May she rest in peace and that she plays her African drum to the Lord.
from: Barbara Feakeson: 06-10-2024

Deb ,
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing
May memories help you through a difficult time.
from: jane nevareson: 06-07-2024

So sorry to hear the news! I had the pleasure of working with Mabel at Gallup Casey insurance for several years.
from: Roberta Curranon: 06-05-2024

The world has lost a beautiful woman, her smile, her beauty and her kindness to my Mom when she was ill and her officiating at her funeral. I will always be grateful to her. Heaven has gained a special angel.
from: Linda and David Tatroon: 06-05-2024

I'm so sorry to hear of Gramma Sherman's passing. I have such wonderful memories of my childhood with the whole family. My thoughts with all of you as you say good bye.
from: Kathleen (Marks) Gamcheon: 06-05-2024

Maybel was an Amazing woman...growing up she was my favorite part of Church. We always sat in the pew in front of her and i while ferdy would sneak us candy she would playfully scold him. She was always so beautiful to me with her fancy perfume and stunning clothes. But her laugh was the most infectious and beautiful things about her.
from: Misty labshereon: 06-04-2024

Sorry to hear that Mabel passed. I enjoyed meeting her at Adams Internists where she worked for a time. She was always upbeat and had a positive outlook. She had a smile for everyone.
from: LYNDA SHAFERon: 06-04-2024