Alan Honour

Alan Honour

MILLERTON — Alan Honour, 78, a seventy-six year resident of Millerton, and a two year resident of Sheffield died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, at his home in Sheffield with his loving wife Anne at his bedside. Mr. Honour was a retired dairy farmer. He owned and operated the Honour Farm in Millerton, a family farm which was in continuous operation for 122 years.

Born July 9, 1945, in Sharon, he was the son of the late Henderson and Mary (Westfall) Honour. Mr. Honour attended school in Pine Plains, and also in Webutuck. On April 15, 1972 in Sheffield, he married Anne Saunders. Their loving marriage lasted nearly fifty-two years. Mrs. Honour survives at home in Sheffield.

Mr. Honour had a lifelong passion for farming and raised some of the finest dairy cattle in Eastern Dutchess County. He was a longtime member of the Holstein Association and will forever be remembered as a neighbor and friend who would always lend a hand to a colleague in need and was the go-to-guy and jack-of-all-trades when anything needed repair. His love for the land and his respect for his noble profession created many wonderful memories for both his family and his contemporaries. In his later years, Mr. Honour became a woodworking and metal fabrication artisan and produced many artisanal pieces with his skill and attention to detail. He will be dearly missed by his beloved family and his many friends.

The family would like to extent their deepest appreciation and thanks to the nurses and staff at Hospice Care in The Berkshires for their compassionate care during Alan’s final days. Their kindness and understanding will not soon be forgotten.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Honour is survived by three children; Holly Aragi and her husband Louie of Sheffield, Alan Honour, Jr. of Sheffield and Adam Honour of Connecticut; three grandchildren, Rebecca Pratt, Abby Finn and Hope Coon all of Sheffield; four great grandchildren, William Wyllys “Ochie” Pratt VIII, Elijah Henderson Pratt, Lillian Coon and Madalyn Finn; his brother, Danne Honour of Amenia and his sister, Melanie Vladick and her husband George of Clinton Corners, New York and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Honour was predeceased by his brother Dale Honour in 2002.

A private family viewing will be held on Monday, Jan. 22, 2024 at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton. A private funeral service at the funeral home will follow. Pastor William Mayhew will officiate. Burial will take place in the family plot at Smithfield Cemetery in Amenia. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care in The Berkshires, 877 South Street, Suite 1W, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com

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