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July 26, 2021

Marlene F. O'Brien, 89, of Beverly, died on Monday, July 26, 2021 at Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, after a lengthy illness. She was the loving wife to the late Thomas F. O'Brien, with whom she shared 43 years of marriage. She was born in Lynn to the late John and Grace (Crowley) Georgandis.

She was raised in Lynn, before moving to Beverly, where she graduated from Beverly High School, Class of 1949. She lived most of her life in Beverly.

Marlene was devoted to her children, family and friends. She managed her clan and her pristine home while being a "working mom". Her working career included Texas Instrument, Varian and Johnny Appleseed's. By choice, she retired not once, but twice! Her work ethic set the stage for her children as they became adults.

Marlene loved to travel and was a voracious reader. She loved her crossword puzzles too.
Marlene is survived by two daughters, Karen (McAuliffe) Gagne and her husband Ron, of Beverly, Kathy (McAuliffe) Roberts and her husband Fred, of Eliot, Maine, stepson Thomas W. O'Brien of Windham, Maine, daughter-in-law, Christine O'Brien of Salem, two grandchildren, Alyson Mahler of Durham, NH, T.D. O'Brien of Los Angeles, CA, her only great grandchild, Abby Mahler of Durham, NH and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers David and John Georgandis, stepson, Garry O'Brien and daughter, Cathleen McAuliffe.

Funeral services for Marlene will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Marlene's name to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or Ledgewood Resident Council Fund, 87 Herrick St., Beverly, MA 01915. Arrangements by Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. Information, directions, condolences at

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Karen Gagne
3 Chipman Road
Beverly, MA 01915

Kathy Roberts
25 Pheasant Lane
Eliot, ME 03903


August 9, 2021
Salem - Daniel P. LeBlanc, 65, of Leesburg, FL, and formerly of Salem, died Monday, August 9, 2021, after a brief bout with cancer. Son of the late Louis V. LeBlanc and Rita A. (Motard) LeBlanc, he grew up in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1974. After the Army, he worked as a professional long-haul truck driver, where he combined his passion for driving with his passion for boats as he delivered yachts across the country. His favorites were when he delivered Ted Kennedy's yacht to the Cape and when he delivered the America's Cup sailboat.
Dan is survived by his son, Christian LeBlanc and his wife, Joanna Bartoszewicz, of Borówno, Poland; and his daughter, Brandy and her husband, Justin Blackwelder, of Salisbury, PA; his grandchildren Zack and Mercedes Blackwelder and Parker LeBlanc; and his great-granddaughter Amilya. He also leaves his siblings, Norman LeBlanc and his wife, Elaine, of Beverly; Estelle Coan and her husband, Mark, of Peabody; Suzanne and her husband, Bruce Corson, of Seabrook, NH; and Noreen and her husband, Tom Maher, of Danvers. He was predeceased by his brother, Paul LeBlanc. Dan also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Dan was a dear friend to many and never missed acknowledging a birthday or other special event.
Anyone who knew Dan also knew of his love for coffee, donuts, and Cadbury creme eggs, not to mention redheads and his beloved trike.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to
Estelle Coan
19 Newcastle Rd
Peabody, MA 01960

May 17, 2021

Priscilla A. “Cilla” Clune, age 69, of Lynn, died unexpectedly on Monday at her home. She was the wife of the late James W. Green III, with whom she had shared 41 wonderful years of marriage and who predeceased her in August 2020. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late James Patrick and Mary Theresa (Sullivan) Clune. She was raised in Danvers and attended St. Mary of the Annunciation School in Danvers. She was a graduate of Danvers High School, class of 1970, and received her Associates Degree in business from Westchester County NY Community College where she lived for many years. Priscilla had worked in Communications Management for NYNEX and Verizon until her retirement. Priscilla returned back to Massachusetts and resided in the Diamond District of Lynn, where she would always be close the ocean and with her lifelong friends. She was an avid gardener and fabulous interior decorator. Priscilla had a great sense of humor and had many friends. She was also a cat lover and adored her sweet cat, Dora.

She is survived by her two sisters; Carolyn Giusti and her husband James of Merrimac; Mary Kehoe and her husband James of Boxford and Alton Bay, NH; A nephew Joseph and wife Raven Giusti of Florida, and a niece Kathleen Giusti of Merrimac; her nephews Michael Kehoe of Boxford and Samuel Kehoe of Alton Bay, NH.

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021 in the Solimine Funeral Home 67 Ocean St, RT. 1A, Lynn from 11AM -1PM, with a service beginning at 1PM. Adhering to the guidelines of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the CDC, visitation will be limited to 50 family members and friends in the funeral home at a time, and face coverings are required. Interment will be at Pine Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Kidney Fund., 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Carolyn Giusti
3 W Shore Rd,
Merrimac, MA 01860-1217


April 21, 2021
We just learned that one of our long time members, Lucille (Viel) Swiniuch, passed away on April 21, 2021. Lucille requested that there be no services or obituary. May she rest in peace.
April 10, 2021
Cam McGowan, son of Charlie McGowan-DAC
It is with a HEAVY heart that we share the news that our BELOVED son and brother, Cam McGowan passed away Thursday. Cam was always there to help others. His willingness to put others first in his life constantly shined through. As Cam posted a few days ago "Tell the people that you care about what they mean to you, because tomorrow is never promised!!!"
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Kay's Ministry in Cam's memory. Kay's Ministry is a family run ministry, helping the homeless since 2009, named after Cam's grandmother, Kay McGowan.
Funeral arrangements to follow. Thank you for keeping our family in your thoughts and prayers.
God Bless,
The McGowan Family

We have an update on the information pertaining to our son, Cam McGowan's funeral Mass. The Mass is on Friday May 21 at 10:30 at St Stephen Catholic church in Riverview.
For those who can not attend, to watch the live stream you will go to:, hit the Broadcast button up top, just below that is a "click here" button in red that will send you directly to their facebook page. Look for Cameron McGowan Mass. You "do not" have to have facebook to watch the Mass. The Mass will be available for a couple of days following the live Mass.
The McGowan Family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for all the love, thoughtfulness, prayers and support from each of you during this trying time. We are Boston Strong.
Our relationship with Jesus Christ is about our soul and not our outward appearance. Permission has been granted by Father Dermot to honor Cameron by wearing Boston sports shirts or your favorite sports team to the service. Yankee shirts or New York gear is not acceptable! Formal attire (i.e. jacket, shirt and tie) is not encouraged.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Cam's name to:
Kay's Ministry, 6907 Sail View Ln, Apollo Beach Fl 33572
God Bless,
The McGowan Family
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Charlie McGowan
6907 Sail View Lane
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
March 14, 2021
Walter R. Walsh, of Medford, March 14th. Beloved husband of Rosemary (Morrow) Walsh (worked for Joanne Piselli and Polly Lepage) . Father of Michael Walsh and his wife Marjorie of Nevada and Patrick Walsh and his wife Dolly of Medford. Grandfather of Adrian and Malory Walsh of Medford and Gray, Brynn and Maeve Walsh of Nevada. Brother of the late William Walsh and Dorothy Brenner. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Walter has been a lifelong resident of Medford. He is a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1961. He served his country honorably as a member of the United States Navy aboard the USS Shangri LA during the Vietnam War. Walter worked for and was a union member at Massport for 33 years. He was an avid railroad enthusiast , traveling through the United States and Canada on several trips with fellow enthusiasts. Relatives & friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Breslin Funeral Home, 610 Pleasant St., Malden on Friday March 19th at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, 600 Pleasant St., Malden at 10 AM. Visiting hour s will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Danver, MA 01923. All those attending the services must follow social distancing protocols.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Rosemary Walsh
1034 Fellsway
Medford, MA 02155

March 3, 2021

Pearl River - Patrick Desmond of Pearl River, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home on March 3, 2021.

Born in the Bronx, New York on December 11, 1929, he was the cherished only child of William and Julia (Hurley) Desmond. Pat attended St. Luke's School and Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. He graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Arts, and received his Master of Business Administration from New York University. Pat maintained close friendships with many of his classmates, staying in touch with frequent phone calls and reunions.

He was a veteran, serving in the Army for 2 years. After basic training, he was stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany. Whenever possible, Pat embraced the opportunity to travel throughout Europe.

Pat's career spanned 42 years in various marketing and publishing roles with New York Telephone Company and its related companies, including Western Electric, AT&T and Nynex. He retired out of Verizon in 1993.

Pat met his one and only, Mary Ellen Biggins, at the Jersey Shore. They were married in 1962 and settled in the Bronx before moving to Pearl River in 1965.

A man of faith, Pat dedicated much of his time to the parish of St. Margaret of Antioch in Pearl River, where he was a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Parish Council. He volunteered with the Pearl River Ambulance Corps and supported many charities along the way.

Pat is survived by his cherished wife of 58 years, Mary Ellen, and his loving children; William of London, UK, Mary Ellen Leder (Thomas) of Cortlandt Manor, NY and Patricia DeFalco (John) of Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. His grandchildren, Julia Leder, Meg Leder and Patrick DeFalco will dearly miss their Pops. Pat touched the lives of many, and his loss will be felt by all of his cousins, godchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family, as well as his many friends. Pat loved the beach and provided the family with fond memories of summer vacations on Long Beach Island. Pat and Mary Ellen shared their love of skiing with their children, nieces and nephews, creating a tradition of family ski vacations which Pat thoroughly enjoyed.

Visitation will take place on Friday, March 12 from 3 PM - 7 PM at the Joseph W. Sorce Funeral Home, 34 North Summit Street, Pearl River. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 13 at 10 AM at St. Margaret of Antioch, 115 West Central Avenue, Pearl River. The Funeral Mass will also be available via livestream. A private family burial will follow at Ascension Cemetery in Airmont.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Cardinal Hayes High School, 650 Grand Concourse, The Bronx, New York 10451, or to the Convent of St. Dominic, 496 Western Highway South, Blauvelt, NY 10913.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mary Ellen Desmond
6102 Fred Ill Jr Ct,
Pearl River, NY 10965-3328
February 16, 2021

Edward B. Brinson Sr. was born on July 29, 1940 in Cuthbert, GA to the late Reverend Oscar (O.B.) and Alberta Slade Brinson. Edward was one of 11 children: the baby boy. He was also known as ‘B’ or Eddie by many of his friends and family. Edward departed this life on February 16, 2021 at 3:20am in Philadelphia, PA.
Having been born in 1940, Eddie was blessed to live a long life through dramatically changing times. There was almost nothing he hadn't seen before. His stories told of times and places that put into perspective the challenges we’ve faced over the years.
Edward was baptized at an early age at Piney Grove Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend O.B. Brinson. He was active in Sunday School, but did not like sitting through the long service. He would later imitate his father by repeating “Wont you come, the doors of the church are open.”
Edward was educated at Bassick High School in Bridgeport, CT. Edward graduated from Randolph High (RCTS) in his home state to be near his father. While in Bridgeport, he attended Mount Arie Baptist Church where he rededicated his life. Later ‘B’ decided to visit his brother, Brent in Boston. After thinking it over, Boston became his home.
Edward received his Oil Burner Technician License from Woburn Technology School. He worked 33 years as an oil burner technician, retiring from Tenant Development Corporation in Dorchester, MA in 2006.
Edward later united in holy matrimony with Loretta McCrea. They were married for 37 years. From this union, one child was born. Eddie later joined Loretta as a member of Zion Baptist Church, Lynn, MA where he served for years as a dedicated Deacon.
Past Grand Master 33o Edward Brinson, Sr. served as a mason for over 50 years. He was a member of King David Lodge #11 under the jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful George Washington Carver Grand Lodge.
One of the most important highlights of Edward’s life was his family. Edward loved family. He spent time getting family to care for each other, to love, be honest and kind to one another. Family is the center piece of all; being together. Because of his love for family, he was a founding member of the biannual Brinson Family Reunion. He spent time talking about keeping the reunion going. His words were: “we can meet, get something to eat, and talk about family and the reunion.” Just ask his grandchildren and nieces about loading up in his van and spending the weekend with him in Lynn for family fun.
Edward leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife, Loretta Brinson. He joins his brothers in Heaven, Robert, Milton, Willie B., Ray, Charlie, Bennie Lee, Willie Frank, Alton, and Willie (Willard) Brinson. He is survived by his two sisters, Bertha Kennedy (Bridgeport, CT) and Patricia (David) Sanders (Trenton, NJ). Eddie joins the following of his children in Heaven, Steven and Jeffrey Dardy. He leaves the following of his behind, Randy (Jeanette) Brinson Sr. (Boston, MA), Allen Brinson Sr. (Boston, MA), Edward (Vivian) Brinson Jr. (Woodbridge, VA), Michelle Dardy (Boston, MA), Michael Dardy (Boston, MA), Fhynita Brinson (Randolph, MA) Reginald Dardy (Boston, MA), Holly (Corey) Harris (Sharon, MA), Latisha (Anthony) Krupincza (Philadelphia, PA), Jasmine McFadden-Williams (Stepchild, Stockton, CA). He leaves behind 23 Grandchildren and 20 Great Grandchildren. Edward also leaves his niece, who was more like a sister, Lee Williams (Boston, MA), very dear friends, Minnie Brown and Roy Thomas and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Loretta Brinson
Henry On The Park
7901 Henry Ave., Apt C-102
Philadelphia, PA 19128

February 7, 2021

Victor Bogash, 95, of Largo, Fla., died peacefully after a brief illness on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021.
He was born April 4, 1925, in Peabody, Mass. His parents, Adam and Constance emigrated from Lithuania in the early 1900s.

Victor was a graduate of Peabody High School, and briefly attended the U.S. Army Aviation Training Program in Amherst, Mass., before being deployed as a combat infantryman in the European theater. He was a decorated WWII veteran during 1943-1945 and was awarded several battlefield promotions, ultimately achieving the rank of sergeant. Vic was a member of the 87th Infantry Division, 345th Regiment.

After the military, Victor enjoyed over a 30-year career working at Eastman Kodak, retiring in 1984. He was happiest in his garden, restoring the family house, fishing, and spending simple quality time with his family. His favorite summertime activity was camping in the N.H. White Mountains, were he would take the family during the early years. He was also an avid weightlifter from the age of 15 and was still working out in the local gym up until last month.

Victor resided in Peabody until 2017. Relocating to Fla. enabled him to enjoy the warm weather, in the company of friends and family who took good care of him, especially his son Edward who was his constant companion and best friend.

Victor is survived by his wife Mary Lou (Ruxton) Bogash of Largo, Fla.; son Edward of Fla.; daughter Janice and her husband Andrew Mehan of Va.; grandson Daniel Mehan of Va.; and predeceased by his son Peter of LA.
We all love and miss him very much.
After a private remembrance, Victor will be buried in the family gravesite at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Peabody, Mass.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mary Lou Bogash
10350 Imperial Point Drive West
Bldg 2 Apt 9
Largo, FL 33774

January 23, 2021

Susan P. Adamopoulos, of Lynn, age 53 died unexpectedly Thursday Jan 23rd at Salem hospital. She was the wife of Louis L. Adamopoulos with whom she shared 32 years of marriage. Born in Saugus she was the daughter of Charles T. Nelson of Topsham, ME, and the late Claire (Dow) Nelson. She attended Lynn schools and graduated from Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1985. She also attended North Shore Community College and studied medical terminology. Susan was employed at Verizon in Middleton as a proof reader/editor for 13 years, and then at Salem Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital as an Administrative Assistant, where she was presently employed. She enjoyed interior decorating, arts and crafts, going shopping and walks on the beach. She also loved to cook for and spend time with her family.

In addition to her husband and father she is survived by one daughter Melanie Adamopoulos and her fiancé Marquise Dennis of Beverly, two brothers Mark and his wife Jennifer Nelson of Harpswell, ME. Michael and his wife Gina Nelson, four sisters Shari Nelson of Topsham, ME, Candace and her husband Scott Miller of Lynn, Diane Crane of Bangor, PA, Debra Nelson of Bangor, PA, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also sister of the late Charles Nelson.

Service Details: Visiting hours were held at the Parker Funeral Home 35 Franklin St. Lynn on Wednesday from 9:00 – 11:30 AM, followed by funeral services at St. George Greek Orthodox Church at 12:00 PM, following Covid Guidelines recommended by the CDC and the City of Lynn. Please make memorial donations in Susan’s name to St. George Greek Orthodox Church 56 S. Common Lynn, MA 01902 or the Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Leonidas L Adamopoulos,
15 Homesite St, Lynn, MA 01905-1511

January 10, 2021

Mrs.  Elsie Beatrice Shelton transitioned from earth to glory on January 10, 2021 at the seasoned age of ninety-six years old. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, she relocated to Lynn, Massachusetts in the mid-70s, where she was later employed at Union Hospital until her retirement.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who took pride in her family, reminding them to always ask God for his guidance.

In her spare time, she enjoyed working crossword puzzles, making beaded jewelry, and bowling. She was an excellent bowler and could often be found at Lucky Strike Bowling and Metro Bowling Alley knocking many pins down in one strike; but more than even bowling, Elsie loved reading the Bible, listening to gospel music, and praising the Lord.

She had dual membership at Zion Baptist Church in Lynn, Massachusetts where she was ordained as a Deaconess and also at Living Elevated Church in Brockton, Massachusetts, where she become the official Mother of the church.

She leaves to cherish her memory and to live out her legacy, two loving daughters, Johnnie Shelton and Mattie Valrie; two grandsons, Roderick Valrie (Sheila) and Eric Shelton (Morenike); one granddaughter, Rashanda Shelton; and four great-grandchildren, Roderick Valrie, Jr., Shaleah Valrie, Aryana Richardson, and Willow-Symone Shelton.

Service Information: Visitation in the Goodrich Funeral Home, 128 Washington Street, Lynn, Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with a service at 1:00.  Please be mindful with masks and social distancing.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Johnnie O Shelton,
27 Valley Ave,
Lynn, MA 01902-3822

January 15, 2021

Pauline L. (Carco) LoVerme. At 77 years, in Saugus, formerly of East Boston, January 15th, following a lengthy illness. Beloved wife of 39 years to the late John F. LoVerme, Jr. Cherished mother of Jessica D. LoVerme & Saugus Police Patrolwoman, Jenna D. Fennelly & her husband Patrick J. Fennelly, all of Saugus. Dear sister of Emanuel J. “Mannie” Carco & his wife, Catherine “Cookie” of Malden, Josephine P. Fauci & her husband Leonard of Saugus, John R. Carco & his wife, Christine of West Peabody & Linda A. Larkin & her husband Ronald E. of Mashpee, MA. Devoted daughter to the late Louis J. & Dorothy E. “Dora” (d’Este) Carco. Also lovingly survived by her faithful canine companion “Wilson” & many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Family & friends are invited to attend the Visitation on Tuesday, January 19th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral home on Wednesday, January 20th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m. & immediately followed with interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Lake St., West Peabody.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all protocols mandated by the Comm. of MA & the Archdiocese of Boston must be observed. Face masks and social distancing must be adhered to. All attendees are required to provide their name & phone number for contact tracing & temperatures will be taken prior to entering the funeral home and church. Capacity in the funeral home is 25 attendees at any one time & a total of 75 attendees in the Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
John and Christine Carco
12 Hampshire Rd
West Peabody, MA 01960

January 10, 2021

Margaret L. (Rauseo) Tripoli, beloved wife of the late Salvatore Tripoli Sr. of Peabody, died on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Raised in East Boston, she lived there in her youth and graduated from Girls' High School in Boston. She then went to Secretarial/Business School in Boston.

Mrs. Tripoli worked at Sears in Boston, before marrying her husband. Besides nurturing her family and homemaking duties, she was among the original parishioners at St. Adelaide's Church in West Peabody since 1962.

She was a devoted and faithful parishioner at St. Adelaide's and was, among other things, involved with CCD and Religious Studies, the annual Bazaar and the Couples Club. She had a green thumb and was able to keep many plants flourishing and her home green, year-round. Most importantly she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and cherished friend.
Bishop Fenwick High School was another of her interests, where her children attended an she devoted her time. She ran a very successful fundraiser, the 1,000 Club and was a member of the St. Benedict Guild.

Surviving her are one son, Michael Tripoli and his wife Judith of Danvers, Mass.; two daughters, Karen Anderson and her husband Gary of Peabody, Mass., Maria Chorzewski and her husband Ronald of Concord, N.H.; nine grandchildren, Salvatore Tripoli III and his wife Chrissy of West Hartford, Conn.; Michael Tripoli Jr. of Danvers, Mass., Jonathan Tripoli of Somerville, Mass.: Jackie Moore and her husband Jeffrey of Andover, Mass., Kristen Chorzewski and Kyle Chorzewski of Concord, N.H.; Matthew, Cameron and Sarah Anderson of Peabody, Mass. One great-grandson, Theodore Tripoli. Her son, Salvatore Tripoli Jr. preceded her in death. She was the youngest of 10 siblings and was preceded in death by nine siblings, bringing an end to that generation.

A visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., location, Peabody. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather for a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Adelaide's Church, Peabody. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. All attendees are required to wear facial coverings and maintain social distancing as well. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to My Brothers Table, 99 Willow St., Lynn, MA 01901 or the St. Adelaide's Church Memorial Fund, 708 Lowell St., Peabody, MA 01960. Please visit for info and sign guestbook.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Michael Tripoli
5 Bridle Spur Ln
Danvers, MA 01923
January 1, 2020
Lorraine M. Gerniglia 82, formerly of Wakefield and Saugus, died Friday, January 1, 2021 at the Kaplan Family Hoaspice House in Danvers. Born in Wakefield, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Marion (Malonson) Gerniglia. She received her education in the Wakefield and Saugus school system and graduated from Saugus High School. An honorary discharged veteran, she served her country as a member of the United States Air Force. Lorraine had been employed for many years as a clerk for the Verizon Telephone Company until the time of her retirement. A longtime resident of Danvers, Lorraine enjoyed the ocean, travelling and many road trips over the years to Cape Cod. She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and skiing in her younger years. She had a great love for animals, especially her dog, “Bailey”. She was a loving sister, aunt and friend who will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her longtime friend and caretaker, Mary Ann Stasinos of Danvers, a sister, Frances Testa and her husband, Richard of Wakefield, a niece, Sheri Prosperi and her husband, Louis of Wakefield, a nephew, Richard Testa of Lynnfield, a great niece and great nephew, Samantha and Nathan and a special friend, Vicki Materkowski of Peabody. She was also the sister of the late Barbara Frances Gerniglia. ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral services will be private. Arrangements by the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to her longtime friend and caretaker, Mary Ann Stasinos:
Mary Ann Stasinos
35 Collins St Unit #66
Danvers, MA 01923