at 
Directory Alumni Council

As a paid member you are invited to join us on Facebook so you can get up to date information and read what our members are saying. We would be greatly honored to have you as a Facebook fan.

 

9

 Contact Us

at

YPalumni@aol.com

or mail to

Directory Alumni Council

P.O. Box 828

Byfield, MA 01922

DEATHS 2008

 

December 28, 2008

LANE, Paul R. Of East Longmeadow, 76, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2008. He was born in Cambridge, MA to the late Edward L. Lane Sr. and Katherine (Donahue) Lane. He was a graduate of Boston Latin High School and Boston College. Paul was the President of Luster-On Products in Springfield where he started 50 years ago as a chemist. He served his country with the United States Air Force as a tactical fighter pilot. Attaining the rank of Captain he served in Germany from 1961-1962. Paul was a member of the First Congregational Church in East Longmeadow, the Country Club of Wilbraham for 40 years and was on their membership board for nominating new members, a past president of the East Longmeadow Lion's Club, coached hockey for the East Longmeadow Recreation Association and most of all Paul enjoyed spending time with his family especially his precious granddaughter.

Paul was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Pearle E. (Barber) Lane in May of 2001 and his brother, Edward L. Lane, Jr. He is survived by his loving daughter, Julie Champagne and her husband, David of Wilbraham, his brother, Kenneth Lane and his wife Ami Lane of Palm Coast, FL, his sisters, Mary Quill of Topsfield, MA, Dorothy Lewis of Montrose, CO, Louise MacGillivray of Barrington, R.I. and JoAnn Haynes of Cohasset, MA, as well as his cherished granddaughter, Sarah Pearle Champagne.

A Funeral Service for Paul will be held on Friday, January 2, 2009 at 10 AM in the First Congregational Church, 7 Somers Rd. East Longmeadow, followed by burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, January 1, 2009 from 4-7 PM at the Forastiere Smith Funeral Home 220 N. Main St. East Longmeadow. Contributions in Paul's name may be directed to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 11 Forest St. New Canaan, CT 06840 or to the First Congregational Church, 7 Somers Rd. East Longmeadow, MA 01028.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Lane
37 Evans Drive
Palm Coast, FL 32164

 

December 28, 2008

 

Mrs. Mary Zollo, age 92, of Lynn died Monday in Union Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born and educated in East Boston, Mary was the daughter of the late James and Anna (Ferrara) Arinella. She was a resident of Lynn for most of her life.

She was a Beautician and Manager of Cut and Curl Beauty Salon and previously worked at Vogue and Barbara’s Beauty Salon.

She was a member of the Daughters of Italy, and enjoyed her grandchildren, her work, gardening and dancing.
She leaves her two daughters Marlene Aikins and her late husband Gary and Jacalyn Gately and her husband Dennis all of Lynn, 1 brother James Arinella and his wife Elenor of Everett, 2 grandchildren, , Gary Aikins, and Jonathan Gately, 4 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was sister of the late Edward, John, Michael and Louis Arinella, Clara Furello, and Mildred Quarttrochi. She was the Grandmother of the late Laureen LaBrecque.

The Family of Mary Zollo would like to thank Jay and the entire staff of the Phillips Manor Nursing Home for the exceptional care given to our mother. We felt like she had become part of their adoptive family.

Mary’s Funeral will be held from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple St. LYNN on Friday at 9:00AM followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8PM. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Mary’s memory may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs.Jackie Gately
11 Chandler Terrace
Lynn, MA 01902

 

December 20, 2008

Betty W. Campus

We just received this note from Sandi Fecteau on the death of her Mom. 

I would like to add to the "In Memory of our members or their family members who died in 2008" the name of Betty W. Campus, mother of Sandi Fecteau, Controller for Verizon Internet Services/BigYellow/Superpages. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Sandi Fecteau
32 Diane Road
Peabody, MA 01960

 

December 19, 2008

Fred H. Pressley

We just received this note from Steve Pressley on the death of his dad Fred H. Pressley.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Steve Pressley
26 Philip Farm Road
Concord, MA 01742

 

Good People,

I apologize for the tardiness of this entry request but, would you please add to the "In Memory of our members or their family members who died in 2008" the name Fred H. Pressley, father of Steve Pressley -former NYPS Account Rep/Manager, former Braintree Sales Manager,  retired YP Sales Rep Worcester).

Thank you.
Regards,
Steve Pressley 

 

December 19, 2007

We just learned that Armand Deslauriers's  wife, Lucille, died December 19, 2007. The following death notice was published in the Palm Beach Post.

Lucille Y. Deslauriers, 85, of Palm City, died Wednesday.

All County Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart.

Mass Thursday
Published in The Palm Beach Post on 12/21/2007.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to

Mr. Armand Deslauriers
2825 S. W. Ridgewood Place
Palm City, FL 34990

 

 

December 16, 2008

 

Roger C. Peterson, 92, died at Cape Cod Hospital on December 16, 2008.  He was a long time native of Brockton and graduate of Brockton Schools.

He was a 39 year employee of New England Telephone and retired in 1978.

Roger enjoyed golf, skiing, playing cribbage and bridge, as well as traveling to Sweden to visit relatives with his wife and daughters.  He also enjoyed many trips throughout the world and wintering in Florida during his retirement years. 

He was active in civic and church affairs and served as President of the Huntington School PTA, church council member and treasurer of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Montello.  Roger was also chairman of the board of trustees and Sunday school teacher at the First Lutheran Church in Campello. 

He was a member of the Brockton Board of Appeals of Zoning Ordinances for four years.  He also served for four years as Republican City Counselor from Ward 3 (beginning in 1970).

In 1980, he built a home and moved to Harwich.  He was appointed as an alternate member of the Harwich Board of Appeals.  Roger was active in the formation of St. Peter’s Lutheran church, serving on the church council and as Chairman of the church building committee.  Later he served as Chairman of the church addition building committee.  He also served as President of the Mid-Cape Telephone Pioneers Life Member Club.  He was a member of the Mid-Cape Men’s Club, American Legion of Chatham and Veteran of Foreign Wars.

During World World II he was stationed in Auckland, New Zealand in the Medical Corp for two years.  He graduated from Officer Candidate School in San Antonio, TX and was discharged in 1946 as Lieutenant, CMP. 

He was predeceased by Avis (Olson) of Brockton to whom he was married for 46 years prior to her death in 1991.

Roger is survived by his wife, Edith, two daughters, Nancy Turziano and partner Christos Stamnas of Bristol, NH, and Carole Chisholm and husband Spencer of Marshfield.  He also leaves five grandchildren; Charles Molloy and wife Kim, Benjamin Molloy and wife Katie, Theodore Flynn and wife Laura, Amy Flynn and partner Robin Garside, and Annie Flynn.  He is also survived by five great grandchildren, four step children, six step grandchildren, and one step great grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 310 Route 137, (Exit 11 off Route 6) Harwich, MA 02645 on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 11:00 am.  Online condolences may be left at www.mem.com

Memorial donations may be made in Roger’s memory to the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund at the above address.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Edith Peterson
9 Surrey Lane
Harwich MA 02645
edieroger@verizon.net

 

 

November 30, 2008

LYNN-Ms. Mary Voulengas, age 78, formerly of Lynn, died Sunday, November 30, 2008 after a lengthy illness. Born in Lynn, she is the daughter of the late John and Mary (Maraves) Voulangas. She had lived in Lynn for the greater part of her life. Mary worked for the Verizon Yellow Pages for 20 years until her retirement in 1992. Her family was her greatest joy.

She is the beloved mother of Helen Crevatis of Peabody and Joseph Buscemi of Rochester, NH; the loving grandmother of John Nelson of Peabody, Nicole Nelson of Lynn, Paul Crevatis of Peabody, Steve Crevatis, Jr. of Maine and Alexandra Crevatis of Maine; the loving great-grandmother of Genevieve and Lexi Nelson, Kayla and Skyler George, Mya Crevatis, Arianna and Ethan Crevatis, and Brayden Sapiel. She also leaves her brother; Nick Voulangas.

Service Information: Her funeral will be held on Thursday Dec. 4th at 1 p.m. in the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt 129) Lynn. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visitation will be on Thursday from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Those who prefer may make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. Joseph Buscemi
32 Brook Farm Vlg
Rochester, NH 03839

 

November 22, 2008

Barbara J. (Childs, Donovan) Dee, age 76, of Peabody, formerly of Lynn, Loving wife of John P. Dee, passed away peacefully Saturday November 22, 2008, after a valiant battle with cancer.

She was a lifelong Lynn resident and was employed by Nynex/Verizon for 24 years until her retirement in 1997, when she moved to Peabody. She was a member of the Communications Workers of America. (Barbara worked in the Copy Department.)

She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Elsie Childs, of Lynn, her sister Dorothy Childs Betts and her first husband John E. Donovan, of Lynn.

Besides her devoted husband of 23 years, she is survived by her children; Kathe (Donovan) Haley, and her husband Donald, of Lynn, Karen (Donovan) Needham, and her husband Charles, of Chester, NH, Janet (Donovan) Keating, and her husband Geoffrey, of Peabody, and James Donovan and his wife Sheila, of Salisbury. She was a loving grandmother and will be greatly missed by her grandchildren; Heather (Navas) Dee, and her husband James, of Lynn, Garry Navas, of Utah, Todd Navas, of CT, Katie (Navas) Newson, and her husband Bryant, of Lynn, Benjamin Needham, of Boston, Alyson Needham, of Chester, NH, Elizabeth (Keating) Gilbert, and her husband Jonathan, of Peabody, Christopher Keating, of Peabody, Amy (Donovan) Gordon, and her husband Scott, of Dover, NH, Michael Donovan, of Salisbury, MA, 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Service Information: Her funeral will be held on Wednesday at 10am in the Solimine Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home 426 Broadway (Rte129), Lynn. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8PM. Donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. John Dee
20 Forest Street
Peabody, MA 01960

 

November 18, 2008

Pamela A. McGann, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, died suddenly on Tuesday November 18, 2008 at her home in Charlestown. She was 58 years old.

Pamela was born in Boston. She grew up in Charlestown where she attended Boston Public Schools and graduated from St. Rose High School in Chelsea in 1968. Pamela began working for Verizon Telephone Company and served as a purchaser at their offices in Boston, Lynn and Middleton. She retired from Verizon in 2004 after 33 years of service.

Pamela is the beloved daughter of the late Paul R. and Norma (Delany) McGann. She is the devoted sister of Deborah Lent and her husband Tom of Charlestown, Thomas McGann and his wife Regina of Revere, Robert McGann and his wife Nancy of West Roxbury and Geoffrey McGann and his wife Laura of Wakefield. She is the loving aunt of Kerri Surette, Jonathan Lent, Christopher Lent, Nathan McGann, Patrick, Ryan and Geoffrey McGann Jr. and grand-aunt of Mikaela Surette.

Pamela's Funeral will be held on Saturday November 22, 2008 at 9 a.m. from The Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St. Charlestown followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Francis De Sales Church, 313 Bunker Hill St. Charlestown at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours will be on Friday November 21, 2008 from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make memorial donations in Pamela's name to St. Francis De Sales Church Social Club, 303 Bunker Hill St. Charlestown, Mass. 02129.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr.&Mrs.ThomasLent 
7 Tibbetts Town Way
Charlestown, MA 02129

 

November 15, 2007

We just learned of the death of Edward J. Russell a member of the DAC. Edward formerly worked as a YP Salesman in Worcester #2 Sales under Manager Robert Triggs.EDWARD J. RUSSELL, 82, of Alpharetta died Thursday (November 15, 2007). The funeral was yesterday, (November 18, 2007). Roswell Funeral Home. 

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 11/19/2007.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

The Russell Family
4995 Cameron Forest Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30022-4505

 

November 15, 2008

TETREAU, URSULA - 62, of Portland, Nov. 15, 2008. Memorial Mass, Nov. 19, 10 a.m., St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 673 Stevens Ave., Portland. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Jones Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, Portland.

Published in the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from 11/17/2008 - 11/18/2008

Ursula Tetreau was the sister of Cathy Tetreau.  Cathy worked in Mary Lee Spicer's group during the TRIAD development project.  

There will no visiting hours and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Catherine Tetreau
54 Pinecrest Rd.
Portland, Me. 04102

 

November 13, 2008

  
PEABODY — Alexander J. Sampson, 79, husband of the late Sandra (Beck) Sampson, of Peabody died Thursday evening, Nov. 13, 2008 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House Danvers surrounded by his family. 

Born in Haverhill the son of the late James and Jennie (Vlasopulus) Sampson, he was raised and educated in Haverhill schools. 

Following his graduation from High School, he became employed by Stein and Sulkis Co in Haverhill until proudly serving in the United States Army. Following his discharge Mr. Sampson became trained as a licensed respiratory therapist for Lynn Hospital for over 15 years. He was later employed by the General Electric Co in Lynn until retiring in the early 1990's. 

A 32nd degree Mason of the Bethlehem Lodge in Lynn, Mr. Sampson was a longtime member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Salem. An outgoing and engaging person, he was a renowned drummer and had played many Middle Eastern Bands over the years. Interested in his heritage, Mr. Sampson enjoyed traveling to Europe and in particular enjoyed his visits to France, Italy and Greece. 

Later in life enjoyed ceramics, art and participating in all the activities as well as socializing with his fellow residents at Sunrise in Peabody where he earned the title of "The Mayor". He is survived by a brother Evangelos "Sam" Sampson and his wife Jennie of Peabody; a sister Jennie Haseltine of Manchester, N.H.; a sister-in-law Barbara Sampson of Haverhill; his beloved sister in law and caretaker, Patricia Rocci and her husband Bruce Robinson of Peabody and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Charles Sampson and two sisters Helen Korizis and Despina Masterakis. 

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held on Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (cor of North Street) Salem to be followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, 24 St. Peter St., Salem. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be Monday from 2 to 4.and 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be in Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem. At the family's request, please omit flowers. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Peters Episcopal Church , 24 St. Peter St, Salem, MA 01970. For additional information or online guest book please call 978-744-0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.
 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Patti Rocci
47 Paleologos St
Peabody, MA 01960

 

November 8, 2008

 

LYNN-Mr. Stephen T. Basquill, 58, husband of Linda Lee (Ahl) Basquill died Sunday after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Lynn, he was the son of the late William and Evelyn (Barth) Basquill. He had been employed as a roofer-contractor for over 30 years. Stephen was an avid dart player and had placed 9th in the International Dart Competition held in Hawaii in 1983. He received trophies for winning many various tournaments and once won a competition with his leg in a full cast.

He enjoyed music, playing his guitar and harmonica, scratching lottery tickets and playing Keno. He was warm and comfortable when he entered into eternal life.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his sister Chrystal Cole, a nephew Derek Reader, a niece Danielle Reader, a grand-nephew and grand-niece, Jazlayn and Juliana Reader, a cousin Catherine Beatrice, his step father-in-law and his mother-in-law David and Shirley (Winchell) Whitney.

Service Information: Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visiting hours in the St. Laurent Funeral Home 554 Western Ave. Lynn on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Cremation will follow in Harmony Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to cancer research.


Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Linda Basquill
17 Lummus Ct
Lynn, MA 01904

 

November 8, 2008


Nolan, David Michael, 83, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away November 8, 2008 in Palm Harbor, Florida.  He was born in 1925 in Springfield, Massachusetts to the late David M. and Mary R. (Cavario) Nolan.

He will be sadly missed by the love of his life, Frances R. Nolan, his wife of 59 years; his two daughters, Kathleen Jasmin of Oldsmar, Florida and Carolyn Wilmar and husband Gregory of North Stonington, Connecticut; three grandchildren, Justin Wilmar and wife Monique of Westerly, Rhode Island, Jennifer Jasmin of New Port Richey, Florida and Michael Jasmin and his finance, Kristin Ferency of Newport, Rhode Island; four great-grandchildren, Shelby, Connor, Hannah and Liam Wilmar of Westerly, Rhode Island. He also leaves behind his sister Barbara Donnachie and her husband Edward of Southwick, Massachusetts, nephew, Edward Donnachie and his wife Beverly of Westfield, Massachusetts and two great-nephews; Michael and Jason Donnachie. 

A Visiting Hour will be held Thursday, November 13th from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm at Gaffney Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce Street, Westerly, Rhode Island. Graveside Services to following at 01:00 pm, River Bend Cemetery, 117 Beach Street, Westerly, Rhode Island. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Kathy Jasmin
45 Pinewinds Boulevard
Oldsmar, FL  34677

 

November 8, 2008

 


SALEM — Jean C. (McCaul) Semos, 79, of Salem, formerly of Nahant, passed away Saturday November 8, 2008 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House following a brief illness.

She was the wife of the late Harry J. Semos. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Christine (Sawyer) McCaul. Prior to her retirement, Jean was a nursing assistant, and had worked as a crossing guard as well as lunch duty for the Lynn public schools.

She enjoyed BINGO and was an avid sports fan.

Jean is survived by her children, Pamela Baldwin of Salem, Harry “Jay” and his wife Dawna Semos of Saint Marys, PA, and John and his wife Tara Semos of Easton, PA, her brother John “Jack” and his wife Joanne McCaul of Lynn, her grandchildren, Caitlyn Baldwin and her fiance’ Jeremy Simpkins of Lynn, William Moynihan, Jamie Lee Semos, Jessica Semos, Christine Semos, all of Beverly, John Kronenwetter of Saint Marys, PA, and Mia Rose Semos of Easton, PA, and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Stephen A. Semos, and sister of the late Cornelius, Harry Jr. and Gordon McCaul, Frances Marino, Phyllis Arsenault and Dot Dixon.

Service Information: A funeral service will be held in the Goodrich Funeral Home 128 Washington St., Lynn on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant. Visitation is Tuesday, 3-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers 01923.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Pam Baldwin
1 Carol Way Apt 308
Salem,  MA 01970

 

 

November 7, 2008

FITZSIMMONS, Mrs. Karen M. (Driscoll) 48, of Westford, beloved wife of Thomas J. Fitzsimmons, beloved daughter of William & Madeline (Roche) Driscoll, mother of Kelly, Mary and Katie; and sister of Kevin Driscoll of Malden, died Friday November 7, 2008 at her home in Westford following a long struggle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Sudbury, Karen worked at Nynex as a director of marketing. An energetic volunteer, she taught CCD at St. Catherine's Church and participated in the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life". Visiting hours at the Healy Funeral Home, 57 North Main Street, WESTFORD, MA, Tuesday, November 11th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 12 at Saint Catherine's Church, 107 North Main Street, Westford at 11:00 a.m. Interment at St. Catherine's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund:c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445. Funeral Director, J.A. Healy Son, Westford, MA 978-692-6502.

Published in the Boston Globe on 11/10/2008

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Thomas J. Fitzsimmons
9 Rosebud Ln
Westford, MA 01886

 

November 1, 2008

 

AMESBURY — Mrs. Joan Marie (Knefley) Conary, 72, beloved wife of the late Herman W. Conary, died Saturday evening, Nov. 1, 2008 at her home surrounded by her family.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Louise (White) Knefley and was raised and educated in Malden and Danvers. She was a graduate of the former Holten High School in Danvers. Mrs. Conary had been employed by the New England Telephone Company in its Lynn office for many years until the time of her retirement in 1995.

Joan was a long-time resident of the City of Lynn and the Town of Middleton, prior to moving to Amesbury. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who truly enjoyed spending time with her family.

Joan is survived by her daughter, Pamela Jean Anketell and her husband Jack of Amesbury; her sons, Raymond "Mike" LeColst and his wife Mona of Electra, Texas and Robert LeColst of Lynn; her grandchildren, Jennie Hoye, Tim LeColst, Tiffany LeColst, Josh LeColst,Jason LeColst, Curtis LeColst, Eric Anketell and Tracy Anketell; her five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Patricia Bouchard.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., Route 62, Danvers, Thursday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Oakdale Cemetery, Danvers. Visiting hours Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m. On line guestbook at www.legacy.com. For more information, inquire at 978-774-6600. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Joan's memory to the Hospice of the North shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923 or to the N.S.M.C Cancer Center, 17 Centennial Dr., Peabody, MA 01960.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 

Pam Anketell                                                                                                                                   
10 Crumhill 
Amesbury, MA 01913   

 

October 30, 2008


LAURINO, William T. "Bill" Of Lynn, Oct. 30, age 60, longtime companion of Kristin MacLeod, beloved father of Michelle Bettinger and her husband David Jr. of Lynn and Michael T. Laurino of Kingston, NH, grandfather of Amanda and Adriana Bettinger, brother of Francis "Frank" Laurino and his wife Joanne of W. Redding, CT, Edward "Ed" Laurino and his wife wife Kathleen Laurino of Lynn, and the late Patricia Calascibetta and the late Barbara Gulino. Also survived by his former wife Angela (LaFrance) Laurino, several nieces and nephews, and other close family and friends. Funeral on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 11AM from the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt. 129), LYNN, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Pius V Church at 12PM. Burial will follow. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Tuesday from 4-8 PM. Donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Fl., Boston, MA 02210. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Kathy Laurino
198 Fays Ave
Lynn, MA 01904

 

October 31,2008

 

LYNN-Mrs. Rita (Connor) Ayott, age 92, of Lynn, died Friday morning, Oct 31, at Salem Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late George Ayott.

Born in Lynn on June 11, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Ralph A. and Rose E. (McItee) Connor, Sr. She was a lifelong resident of the City.

She enjoyed life and especially enjoyed dancing and bowling.

She was the mother of Judi Ayott of Peabody and of the late James Ayott. She also leaves a brother Edward Connor of Riviera Beach, FL; two grandchildren Cassandra and Seth Ayott; a sister-in-law Dorothy Ayott of New Ipswich, NH; and a few nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Ralph A. Connor, Jr.

Service Information: The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 8 a.m. from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn, followed by a Graveside Service in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lynn at 9 a.m. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m. For online guestbook visit www.MeM.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Judi Ayott
132-D Shore Drive
Peabody, MA 01960

 

October 17, 2008

Gloria D. Jean, age 63 of Salem, died Friday, October 17, 2008, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a long illness.

Born and raised in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Arthur H. and Hilda I. (Travers) Jean. Gloria was a graduate of Salem High School and began working for New England Telephone Co. first in Salem and later in Lynn. At the time of her retirement, she was working in the Yellow Pages ad proofing department. Following an early retirement, Gloria was able devote some of her time to the care of her mother and to fund-raising for Ste. Anne Parish. She was an avid sports fan and also loved theater and travel. Gloria was a quiet and religious woman, who attended daily mass at Ste. Anne until her health began to fail.

She is survived by a brother, Arthur H. Jean, Jr. of Lynn and several devoted cousins including Cheryl & Brian Winter of Salem, as well as many supportive friends from Ste. Anne Parish and her neighborhood. Gloria also leaves many of faithful friends including, Carmy Marturano, Louise Pellegrino, Kristi Dalton, Tina Reddy and Suzanne Durkin.

Her funeral will be on Wednesday at 10:30 am from the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St., [Rt. 114 / 1-A] Salem, followed by her funeral mass in Ste. Anne Church, Salem at 11 am. Visiting hours will precede her funeral from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B 102, Danvers, MA 01923 or Ste. Anne Parish, 290 Jefferson Ave., Salem, MA 01970. For additional information and guest book, please visit www.levesquefunerals.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

The Family of Gloria Jean
15 Intervale Rd
Salem, MA 01970    

 

October 13, 2008

MURPHY, Phyllis K. (DelGaudio) Of Medford, October 13, Beloved wife of the late Thomas A. Murphy Loving mother of Margaret "Peggy" Murphy of Medford, Joan K. Donahue of Medford and Denise "Dee" DeFreitas of Medford. Devoted sister of Janet Corsetti of Woburn, Eleanor Burns of Florida, the late Annette Grande, Rose Arenella, Joseph DelGaudia, and Americo DelGaudia. Cherished grandmother of Nicole Kline, Christopher Lam, Ashley Donahue and great grandmother of Mason Christopher Kline. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Gaffey Funeral Home, 43 High St., Medford Square, MEDFORD on Friday at 8 AM. Funeral Mass in Saint Raphael's Church Medford at 9 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Thursday, 4-8 PM. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Gaffey Funeral Home 781-396-7700

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Peggy Murphy
11 Tontine St
Medford, MA 02155

 

October 12, 2008

John Fillos, known to many as “Barba Yianni,” died Sunday afternoon after a brief illness at the Beverly Hospital, at the fruitful age of 90.  He was the beloved husband of Anthe (Keriakedes) Fillos formerly of Sioux City, Iowa.    

He was born in Peabody on February 7, 1918 and was the son of the late Stavros and Katina Triantafillos.  He has lived in Salem for most of his life and was a graduate of Salem High School.  After high school, he attended Bentley College and later graduated from the Gemological Institute of New York.  For two years, he served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II.  

John was a jeweler for Long’s Jewelers and Shreve, Crump, and Low, both in Boston, and Daniel Lows in Salem.  He was an avid amateur hockey player, enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Municipal Golf Course in Salem, loved painting,  sketching, and playing with his grandchildren.  John was a lifelong member of St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church in Peabody.  

Besides his loving wife Anthe, with whom he shared over 62 years of marriage, John is survived by his son Stevan Fillos of Atlanta, Georgia, two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Pantazelos (worked in Tel Sales, New Bedford Sales) and her husband Peter of Danvers, and Pamela and Theodore Soteropoulos of Salem, along with his six grandchildren, Dimitri Fillos and Alexis Fillos-Ibbs of Atlanta, Georgia, Thanasi and Yianno Pantazelos of Danvers, Ismini and Dimitri Soteropoulos of Salem, and a great granddaughter, Charlotte Fillos-Ibbs of Atlanta, Georgia.  

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  His Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, Peabody, followed by burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody.  Memorial donations can be made in his name to St. Vasilios Religious Resource Center, 7 Paleologos St.,, Peabody, MA 01960.  

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Debi Pantazelos
8 Michael Drive
Danvers, MA 01923

 

October 8, 2008

 

Bonzagni, Arthur R. of Lynnfield, October 8, 2008, at the age of 82 . Beloved husband of Angela R. (Lopez) Bonzagni. Loving father of George Bonzagni of Springfield, VA., Joseph Bonzagni and his wife Sarah of N. Reading, Christine “Tina” Bonzagni of Ipswich, Paul Bonzagni and his wife Martina of Grapevine, TX and Maria Bonzagni and her husband Edward Doherty of Marshfield. Also survived by 5 grandchildren.

Born in Melrose, he has lived in Lynnfield for the past 35 years. Arthur graduated from Melrose High School and Bowdoin College. He was a retired District Sales Manager for Nynex Yellow Pages and was employed there for 37 years. He was a World War II veteran in the US Navy. He served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Lynnfield. He was a former member of Laconia Country Club, The Thompson C.C., Tedesco C.C. and The Ferncroft C.C.

A Celebration of Arthur’s life will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 758 Salem St, Lynnfield, MA.

A private family Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Allegiance Hospice, 67 Middle St, Lowell, MA. 01852.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Angela Bonzagni and Family 
35 Chatham Way 
Lynnfield, MA 01940

 

October 6, 2008

 


SALEM — Evelyn (Porelle) Burns, age 83, of Salem, formerly of Marblehead, died Monday, October 6, 2008, in a local nursing home after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Edgar Burns, and the daughter of the late George and Judith (Cormier) Porelle. Born and raised in Cape Pele, Canada, she lived in Marblehead for most of her life before moving to Salem in recent years. She was educated in schools in Canada. Mrs. Burns was a communicant of Our Lady, Star of the Sea Church in Marblehead. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family, quilting, working jigsaw puzzles, braiding rugs and knitting.

She is survived by a son Jeffrey Burns and his wife Janet Burns of Georgetown, daughter Karen Rohde and her husband Kevin of Swampscott; grandchildren, Amanda and Michael Burns, Matthew and Nicholas Rohde; sisters Anne LeBlanc of Quebec, Celina Swantee of Florida, Lucille Gougen of New Brunswick and Georgette Belle Humeur and her husband Raymond of Montreal; and brother Francis Porelle of New Brunswick. She also leaves many nieces & nephews.

Service Information: Her funeral will be held from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN & RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean St. (Rt1A) Lynn on Friday at 9 a.m., followed by funeral mass in Our Lady, Star of the Sea Church in Marblehead at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Directions & guest book www.solimine.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Burns
439 North Street
Georgetown, MA 01833 

September 23, 2008

William A. Cormier, Beverly, 92, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 in the Harborside Healthcare Twin Oaks in Danvers following a brief illness.

Born in Northwood, N.H. on April 14, 1916, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mary (Micklou) Cormier. He had resided in the Ryal Side section of Beverly for most of his life.

Bill was employed as a machinist at the former Reid Bros. / Post Machine in Beverly for 47 years before his retirement in 1981. He had also owned and operated his own catering business for many years. Bill was most proud of his children and their accomplishments, and was extremely proud of his musical Cormier Family. He played in bands most of his life with many talented musicians. "Just Friends Jazz Band" was the band he played in during his retirement. They entertained all at the Senior Center in Beverly once a month, noting that he and the band members were also in their 80's. His instrument was the bass fiddle but played piano, uke, and trombone in his early years. He always did the vocals; singing was his favorite.

A lifetime member of the United Machinist Union, Musicians Union, Franco American Club, and the Union Club, he was also chairman of the American Heart Assoc. and an active member of the Ryal Side Civic Association in Beverly.

He is survived by two daughters, Anita Cross and Thelma Johnson both of Beverly; two sons and daughters-in-law, Willaim and Kathy Cormier of Beverly and Glenn and Nancy Cormier of Stoneham; 12 grandchildren, David Cross, Mark and his wife, Kim Cross, Randy and his wife, Dina Cross, Scott Cross, Jodi Johnson, Sherri and her husband, David Carnevale, Todd Johnson and his wife, Monica Johnson, Barry and his wife, Donna Johnson, Adam Cormier, Joshua Cormier, Meghan Cormier and Hannah Cormier; 10 great-grandchildren, Katelynn, Cameron, Aaron and Jacob Cross, Ryan, Brendon and Devin Carnevale and Nico, Kyle and Casey Johnson, a brother, Emile Cormier of Danvers; three sisters, Cecelia Fleming of Danvers, Pauline Coffee of Newburyport and Celest Frasier of Beverly; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his wife, Florence A. (Woods) Cormier; two sisters, Doris Cormier and May Hayes; five brothers, Vernon, Lionel, Leonard, Arthur and Kenneth
Cormier.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral services will be held on Thursday in the Grondin Funeral Home, 376 Cabot St., Beverly at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9 to 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer's Assoc., 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. Interment will be held in the North Beverly Cemetery. For more information and to send online condolences, please visit www.grondinfuneralservices.com.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. & Mrs. William P. Cormier
4 McKinley Ave
Beverly;, MA 01915
Email: flyways@comcast.net

 

September 20, 2008

Joseph R. Ingemi III  - SALEM, 42, beloved husband of Cris "Cricket" (Falloni) Ingemi, died Saturday morning, Sept. 20, 2008 at North Shore Medical Center - Salem Hospital following a brief courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Boston, son of Joseph R. Ingemi Jr. and his wife Georgette Ingemi and Jeannine (Martineau) Francis and her husband Arthur Francis, he had lived in Salem all of his life and was a graduate of Salem High School.

Joe had been employed with the Essex County Sheriff's Department for more than 20 years, starting his career at the Lawrence C.A.C. He transferred to Middleton where he rose to the rank of Captain prior to his illness. Joe was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. He was an avid skier and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Most especially, Joe was a devoted husband, father and friend. His family was most important to him. Joe was a very loving and giving person willing to help everyone in need. The best time of his life was spent on the beaches of Wellfleet at his summer home.

Surviving him in addition to his wife with whom he has shared 10 years of marriage and 20 years together, and his parents are his son Joseph R. Ingemi IV of Salem; his sister, Jeannine McKinley and her husband Kevin of Seekonk; many step brothers and step sisters; his nieces and nephews, Ryan and Emily McKinley, Joseph Edelstein, Paul Acciavatti, Patrick and Benjamin Condon; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Margaret Falloni of Beverly; his best friend and brother-in-law, Christopher Condon of Danvers; and many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anne's Church, Salem on Wednesday at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly (North Beverly location). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Joseph R. Ingemi III Memorial Fund, c/o Beverly Co-Operative Bank, 254 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Francis
242 Loring Ave
Salem, MA 01970
Email: forestriver1@aol.com

 

September 12, 2008
 

Geneva "Doris" (Neff) Kelly of West Roxbury passed away September 12, 2008.

Formerly of Roslindale, Doris was a resident of West Roxbury for over 27 years.  She worked for the Bank of Boston for over 20 years doing statement rendering.  She also worked in the Quality Control Department at Armstrong Labs in West Roxbury for over 16 years.

Doris was the beloved wife of the late Daniel J. Kelly.  She was the loving mother of Sandra E. Kepple of Merrimack, NH, Thomas M. Kelly (former YP Sales-Braintree) of Dedham, Janice M. Allen of East Wareham, and the late William B. Kelly.  Doris is also durvived by her 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

 Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Life Celebration Service at the Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home 8 Spring St. (at the corner of Centre St. ) West Roxbury Wednesday at 9 :15 a.m.  Funeral Mass in St. Theresa of Avila Church at 10 a.m.  Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m.  Attendant parking available. 

Interment Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Doris may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Thomas Kelly
12 Riverview St
Dedham, MA 02026

 

 

September 2, 2008

EDGECOMB, Maine -- Longtime journalist, Robert ''Bob'' P. Dolan Jr., 87, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.

Born on Nov. 8, 1920, in Springfield, MA, he was the son of Robert P. and Mary McAnanama Dolan of Greenfield, MA. A member of the first class to receive diplomas at Greenfield's Holy Trinity School in 1934, he graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1938 and attended Boston University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Surviving Bob are his wife of 25 years, Anne Robinson Dolan; four daughters, Kathryn Lien of Swampscott, MA, Constance LaFleur of New Hampshire, Anne Dolan-Wieting and her husband John Wieting or Durango, CO, and Joan Dolan of Springfield, MA; a son, Robert P. Dolan III and his companion, Michele Webster of Vermont; a grandson, Erik Lien of Boston; four stepchildren, Norman Loring III of Greenfield, MA, Meredith Loring of Boston, Cassidy Brush and her husband Tim of Breckenridge, CO, and Paul Loring and his wife Helen Meurer of Pleasantville, NY; and two step-grandchildren, Sophie and Julian Loring of Pleasantville.

His brother, Edward J. Dolan, predeceased him.

A service of thanksgiving for his life will be held at a later date, to be announced.

Donations in his memory may be made to Miles Home Health and Hospice, 40 Belvedere Road, Damariscotta, ME 04543, or to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Kathie Lien
70 Millett Rd
Swampscott, MA 01907

Email: k.lien@verizon.net

 

August 24, 2008

 


LYNN - Frederick "Fred" R. Meaney, age 78, passed peacefully while surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness on August 24, 2008.

He was the husband of fifty four years to the late Patricia (Maxson) Meaney, who passed away June 2007.

Born in Lynn April 16, 1930, he was the son of the late Frederick P. and Doris M. (Doane) Meaney. He resided in Lynn most of his life.

A Veteran of the Korean conflict, Fred served with the United States Air Force. Prior to his retirement, he was employed with Lynn Sand and Stone for more than thirty years. He was a member of the teamsters local 42, and served as a steward for many years. Fred was a coach and past president of the West Lynn American Little League. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, Valladolid Council 70, and a member of Sacred Heart Church in Lynn, where he was involved as an usher, and worked the BINGO. He was a past "Irishman of the year" at Sacred Heart.

After his retirement, Fred re-entered the work force to be a crossing guard, where he had various posts, and enjoyed crossing the children at Sacred Heart School. Fred had a unique sense of humor. He enjoyed family gatherings, summers at Arlington Pond with his family, and time with his friends.

Fred is survived by his children Cathy Meaney of Amherst, NH, John and his wife Marjorie Meaney, Joseph and his wife Geraldine "Geri" Meaney, Philip and his wife Cheryl Meaney, all of Lynn, and Richard and his wife Deborah Meaney of New Hampshire, his grandchildren Katie Gates of Raleigh, No. Carolina, Lauren Gates of Montana, Bryn Schuyler of New York, Elizabeth and her husband Merrick Teague of Georgetown, Gary Yanco of Lynn, Samantha Yanco of Tennessee, Robert Meaney and Thomas Frederick Meaney, both of Lynn, and Emily Patricia Meaney of NH, his great grandchildren Jacob and Joshua Teague, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his family in the Washington State area. He was the "Brother" of the late Irene Donohue, who was like a sister to him.

Service Information: Funeral from the Goodrich Funeral Home 128 Washington Street, Lynn on Thursday at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in Sacred Heart Church, 571 Boston Street, Lynn at 11 a.m. Visitation is Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Burial will take place Friday at 11 a.m. in the Pine Grove Cemetery, where friends will gather at the Boston Street Gate. For those desiring, memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Church Development Fund, 571 Boston St., Lynn 01905.

 Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Marge Meaney
70 Lansing Road
Lynn, MA 01904

 

August 22, 2006

Mary O. Desorcy, 85, died Aug. 22, 2006, at Life Care Center of Port St. Lucie. She was born in Schenectady, N.Y., and lived in Port St. Lucie since 2003, coming from Tampa and Hobe Sound. She was a secretary at General Electric in Schenectady before becoming a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Donald F. Desorcy (formerly worked in YP Sales) of Port St. Lucie; daughter, Doreen Duggan of Morristown, N.J.; and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Lee Desorcy. SERVICES: A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 28, 2006 at Harbor Place, Port St. Lucie. Arrangements are by Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.

Published in the TC Palm on 8/25/2006.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. Donald Desorcy
3700 SE Jennings Road Apt 248W
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

 

August 5, 2008

Diane D. (Dillon) Shea, of Clearwater, FL, formerly of Stoneham, August 5, daughter of Dorothy (Carroll) Dillon of Clearwater, FL and the late Robert E. Dillon. Sister of Robert E. Dillon Jr. of Latham, NY and Deborah Dugan of Dublin, NH. Also survived by 4 nieces and nephews. Funeral was from the McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home, 322 Main St., STONEHAM, Tuesday at 9 AM followed by a funeral Mass in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 10 AM. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Monday, 4-8 PM. Interment, Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For obit/directions/guestbook, www.mcdonaldfs.com McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home Stoneham 781-438-0405

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to

Mrs. Dorothy Dillon
1989 Belleair Rd
Clearwater, FL 33764

 

 

 

July 26, 2008

Bob Mansfield, one of our DAC Alumni sent us this note...

Just a note to let you know that Joseph A. Graves passed away on Saturday July 26, 2008. He passed away at home after a long illness.  All arrangements are private.  Joe was a long time Yellow Pages Sales Rep. who spent most of his tenure in the Worcester office.  He was either 85 or 86 years of age.              

Sincerely,  Bob Mansfield

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

The Graves Family
2 Stagecoach Way
Hopkinton, MA 01748

 

July 9, 2008

George P. Dakin, of Revere on July 9, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Frances (DiModica) Dakin. Devoted father of Harold A. Dakin and his wife Dianne of Londonderry, NH and Sarasota, FL, Dr. Paul S. Dakin & wife Mary Ellen of Revere & S. Yarmouth, George P. Dakin Jr. and his wife Geraldine of Melrose and Key West, FL. Loving son of the late Harold P. and Margaret "Rita" (Page) Dakin. Dear brother of the late Virginia "Ginny" Giglio. Cherished grandfather of Keith and his wife Caroline, Michael, Brian, Beth, Jodi, George III and Katie. Great Grandfather of Madeline. Retired employee of the United States Postal Service and Suffolk Downs Race Track. Life long member of the National Order of Battlefield Commissions, Retired Military Officers Association, Americal division, WWII Veteran's Association, Guadalcannal Campaign Veteran's Association, VFW Beachmont Post # 6712, DAV, International Boxing Hall of Fame Canastota, New York, 1st Settlers of Newbury, MA. Also a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1272 Revere, American Legion Post 61-Revere, AARP, NARFE, OSIA of FLA, Sons of the American Revolution, United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. In accordance with George's wishes visiting hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony's Church on Friday, July 11, 2008 at l0 am Relatives & friends are kindly invited. Contibutions in George's name may be made to: St. Anthony of Padua Restoration Fund, 250 Revere St., Revere, MA 02151. Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Bruno www.Buonfiglio.com
Published in the Boston Globe on 7/10/2008.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Dakin
4 Tokanel Drive
Londonderry, NH 03053

 

June 29, 2008

George D. Noble Jr. 88, formerly of Weston, died on June 29, 2008 at the Mary Ann Morse Nursing Center, Natick, following an extended illness. He was the husband of the late Ruth Raftrey Noble. Born in Detroit, Michigan, a son of the late George D. and Agnes (Cowan) Noble, Mr. Noble was a resident of Weston, MA for 35 years having lived previously in East Greenwich, RI and Wellesley, MA. Mr. Noble had been an employee for many years of the former NYNEX and New England Telephone Company, serving as a member of senior management until his retirement in 1984. He was active in many civic, religious and charitable organizations during his lifetime. He was an accomplished amateur silversmith, frustrated piano player, and an enthusiastic golfer. He was a communicant of St. Julia's Roman Catholic Church, Weston and a member of The Brae Burn Country Club, Newton. He was a former member of the Boston Clover Club and the Dunes Club, Narragansett, RI. Mr. Noble, a true member of the "Greatest Generation", attended the University of Detroit and was a US Army combat veteran, having honorably served his country in Europe during World War II. Mr. Noble was the proud and loving father of sixteen children. He leaves eight daughters: Sister Cynthia A. Noble of West Roxbury, MA; Cheryl N. Dewire of Chalfont, PA; Kathryn N. Triplett of Cincinnati, OH; Ruth R. Noble of Newton, MA; Mary N. Klotz of Derry, NH; Ann N. Strapp of Needham, MA; Marilyn N. Gurney of Uxbridge, MA; Elizabeth N. Allen of North Salem, NY and seven sons: George D. Noble, III of Waltham, MA; Mark R. Noble of South Kingstown, RI; Michael C. Noble of East Greenwich, RI; Robert G. Noble of Norfolk, MA; Thomas P. Noble of Newbury Park, CA; Brian C. Noble of Franklin, MA; and Christopher J. Noble of Needham, MA. He was predeceased by his son Patrick H. Noble, a twin brother William C. Noble and his sister Muriel N. Woodbeck. He is also survived by thirty grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and nine nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the George F. Doherty and Sons Funeral Home 477 Washington St. (Rt. 16) Wellesley, Thursday at 10AM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Julia's Church, 374 Boston Post Rd. Weston Center at 11AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8PM. Interment Linwood Cemetery, Weston. In lieu of flowers donations in George's name may be made to Family Service of Greater Boston, Attn. Development office, 31 Heath St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 (tel# 617-523-6400).

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mark R. Noble
1158 South Road
Wakefield, RI 02879

 

June 28, 2008

John G. Keefe of West Palm Beach, FL died Saturday, June 28, 2008. He was 72. Born in Boston, MA, John graduated from Boston University and received his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk School of Law. He lived and worked as an Attorney and Real Estate Agent in the Boston and Cape Cod areas specializing in real estate development. He moved to Florida upon his retirement. John was a veteran of the Korean War serving the Air Force in the 8983rd Radio Squadron. He enjoyed meetings, late evening meals, reading and spending time with his family, friends and his dog Oliver. He was a friend of Bill W. Surviving John are his sisters, Paula King of Randolph, MA and Ellen Matthews of Boston, MA; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at Quattlebaum Funeral Home, 1201 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at the funeral home. Interment services will be private.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Paula King
19 Edwin Street
Randolph, MA 02368

 

 

June 28, 2008

Andrew F. Lentine of Medford, June 28. Beloved husband of the late Lillian O. (DeBenedictis) Lentine. Devoted father of Michele Gerety and her husband Paul of Medford, Patricia Callahan and her husband James of Centerville. Loving grandfather of Kristen Baratta, Nicole Stewart, Todd Gerety, Jill Beagan, Jason Callahan and great grandfather of Andrew, Marie Elena and Christopher Gerety, Ashley and Ryan Stewart, Fiona Baratta; Lillian and Michele Beagan and Connor Callahan. Dear brother of Paul Lentine of Woburn, Joseph Lentine of Billerica, Frank and Beverly Lentine of Danvers and the late Anthony and Mario Lentine, Betty Sgroi, and Josephine Serapina. Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., MEDFORD Wednesday at 8 am. followed by a funeral Mass celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 118 High Street, Medford, at 9 am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Contributions in Andrew's name may be sent to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital-Fund Development, 24 Porter Street, Melrose MA 02176. Veteran of U.S. Navy WWII. For directions, obituary and guestbook dellorusso.net Dello Russo Family Funeral Homes 781-396-9200 Medford-Woburn-Wilmington
Published in the Boston Globe on 6/30/2008.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Lentine
7 Tulane Road
Danvers, MA 01923

 

June 24, 2008

Mrs. Dorothy A. McDougall, age 82, died Tuesday June 24, 2008, in Medford, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Born in Cincinnati, OH, Dorothy has been a Medford resident for the last 70 years. She was the beloved daughter of the late Mildred (McGraw) & Gustav Tuschner.

Dorothy was a 1944 Medford High School graduate, where she was the co captain of the cheerleaders. She loved all the local sports teams, especially the Red Sox. She was a past president of the St. Joseph mother´s club and worked the elections for the city of Medford. Most of all Dorothy enjoyed her time with her loving family, especially her grandchildren.

Dorothy was the beloved wife of the late Lorne J. McDougall. Devoted mother of Philip McDougall and his wife Karen of Oakham, Catherine McDougall and her partner Tammy Doucette of North Reading, Lonny McDougall and his wife Jeanette of Nyack, NY, Alan McDougall of Medford and the late P. Scott McDougall and his wife Sheila of Wilmington. Also survived by 8 loving grandchildren and 6 loving great grandchildren. Sister of the late Virginia Sampson.

Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, Friday at 8 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 118 High St., Medford at 9 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Cathy McDougall
189 Elm Street
North Reading, MA 01864

 

 

June 22, 2008

PEABODY-Mrs. Marion W. Spurr, age 90 years, of Lynn St. Peabody, died peacefully Sunday June 22, at the Rosewood Nursing and Rehab. Center. She was the wife of the late Lawrence C. Spurr, with whom she shared 49 years of marriage.

Born in Peabody she was the daughter of the late Langdon and Rose (Watkins) Newhall. She attended Peabody schools and graduated from Peabody High School, Class of 1935. She also earned her College Diploma in Floriculture at Mass State College, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, Class of 1937.

Mrs. Spurr served in the US Army as a Combat Liaison Officer reaching the rank of Captain during World War II.

In 1940 she opened Tillies Flower Shop in Peabody, next to the family farm, and operated Tillies until she retired in 1978. Following her retirement, she continued to work part time at Tillies until 1999.

She was a member of the Mass Horticulture Society, the American Farmland Trust, and the Friends of the Boston Pops. An avid Red Sox and Bruins fan, she was a Bruins season ticket holder for many years.

She is survived by two sons Charles L. and his wife Gayle Spurr of Wakefield, Earl N. & Nancy Spurr of Peabody, two daughters Marjorie R. Coolidge and her husband Richard of Georgetown, Edith & Joseph Basora of Peabody, seven grandsons, three great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was also sister of the late Earl Newhall.

Service Information: Mrs. Spurr's Memorial service will be held at the Parker Funeral Home, 35 Franklin St. Lynn on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Internment of ashes will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial donations to the Memorial Fund at Lake Shore Park United Methodist Church 32 Baystate Rd. Lynn, MA 01902, or Alzheimer's Assoc. Massachusetts Chapter 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472. Guest book and directions at parkermemorialfuneralhome.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Margie Coolidge
27 Charles Street
Georgetown, MA 01833

 

June 21, 2008

Dorothy (Mohler) Millice, 84, of Peabody, MA died Saturday, June 21, in Beverly Hospital in Beverly, MA.  following a heart attack.

Mrs. Millice was born on January 3, 1924 to the late Glen H. and Florence (Yaeger) Mohler of St. Louis, Missouri.  A graduate of Clayton High School, Dorothy attended Washington University in St. Louis, before leaving college in 1943 to join the war support effort working in a St. Louis munitions plant. 

In 1947, Dorothy married John Millice and moved to Dumas, Texas where her husband was employed by the American Zinc Company. The couple raised three children in Dumas, and lived there until 1971. While there, Dorothy worked as a writer for the local newspaper, was an accomplished musician, and taught piano lessons. 

In 1971, the Millices moved to Hillsboro, Illinois, where John was the superintendent of the local zinc plant.  Dorothy became involved in various community organizations, serving in various leadership positions with the local Study Club, Hospital Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels and the Red Cross Blood bank. She also served at various times as organist and pianist at both the Presbyterian and Methodist churches. After her husband’s retirement in 1982, the couple traveled extensively throughout the U.S, Canada and Europe.  In 2005 after her husband passed away, Dorothy moved to Brooksby Village retirement community in Peabody, Massachusetts to be near her daughter. 

At Brooksby Village, Dorothy was active in bridge groups, sang with the Brooksby Singers, enjoyed reading, good conversation and listening to music. She was a lively, spirited woman known for her sense of humor and her love of life. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family.

She is survived by one daughter, Sally Millice, formerly of YP marketing and Sales, of Salem, MA; two sons, John Millice, Jr.,(wife Margaret) of San Antonio, TX, and Robert Millice (wife Dee) of Charlotte, NC; and four grandchildren.  

A memorial gathering will be held at a later date at Brooksby Village.  Her remains will be transferred to Hillsboro, Illinois to be placed with her beloved husband of fifty-five years, John K. Millice. 

Condolences may be sent to the family in care of

Sally Millice
14 Manning St.
Salem, MA 01970. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of choice.

 

 

June 16, 2008

Dear Fellow Yellow Pages Alumni,

It is with great sadness and regret that I want to communicate that Mike Zeller, former NYNEX sales person and trainer passed away earlier in the week on Monday the 16th.   Preliminary indications are that he died in his sleep of heart failure.

Upon graduation from Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School in 1976, he was accepted into Boston College and graduated in 1980.  He then entered the financial industry and worked as a successful bond trader for several years.  After leaving the brokerage business in 1990, he began a career in the NYNEX in the directory business and held several positions in sales, marketing, and training until 1999.  Most recently he worked as an independent consultant for YP ONE Yellow Pages and traveled throughout the US and Canada providing advice and counsel on their behalf.

Mike is survived by his wife Sally, daughter Tory and son Philip.  In addition to his father Tom and mother Betsy, his is also survived by his sisters Deborah and Kerry and brother Tim.  A memorial service will be held this Friday, the 20th, at the First Parish Congregational Church on York Street in York, Maine at 11:00.  

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Mike’s family at the following addresses:

Sally Zeller
31 Orchard Farm Road
York, ME 03909

Tom and Betsy Zeller
35 Wales Road
East Harwich, MA 02645

 

June 3, 2008

William K. Hobbs (formerly worked in YP Sales, Portland Crew under John Donoghue), 81 SOUTH PORTLAND -- of Preble Street, South Portland and Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Wells Beach, died Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, Scarborough surrounded by his loving family after a long illness from prostate and bone cancer. He was born in Alfred, to a very political family, the son of Thomas Hargreaves and Pauline Dudley Hobbs. He attended schools in Alfred, and graduated from Sanford High School class of 1944. He also attended the University of Maine Orono. He served in the U.S. Army/Air Corp. during WWII. Mr. Hobbs was employed for New England Telephone, and AT&T for 33 years until his retirement in 1981. During his career with AT&T, Mr. Hobbs was a State Legislator with the 101st Legislature serving Alfred, Dayton, Arundel and Lyman where he instituted and made law to have trash barrels along state and Maine Turnpike roads. He also submitted the bill to start a culinary arts program at SMVTI in South Portland. He was the former owner of The King William Restaurant in Wells along with his wife Hope. He served as a York County Commissioner representing the board as Chairman where he instituted new policies for the York County Jail, served as Bail Commissioner for the York County Jail, established The Hope Garden at the York County Courthouse where his name is graced on a plaque on the outside wall of the York County Courthouse recognizing his contributions as Chairman of the Board as a member of the York County Commissioner. While serving as a Commissioner, Mr. Hobbs was instrumental in helping obtain funding for the Visiting Nurses Association. He was known all over the State of Maine due his family ties and political affiliations as well as his working career. He was always there to lend a helping hand in any situation. He was known for his quick wit and great sense of humor. He was a member of the First Parish Unitarian Church in Portland, a member of the Vero Beach Rotary Club, a charter member of the Wells Rotary Club where he was the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award (highest award on club level). He was in the Legion William K. Hobbs Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home & Cremation Service 775-3763 of Honor for the Maine Shrine Club, Kora Temple, also served as the Potentate Aide. He worked diligently for the benefit of the Shiner's Hospital Burn Unit through donations and volunteering. He was a member of the Springvale Masonic Lodge #190, AF & AM where he received his 50 year membership pin. He has traveled most all of his life and has seen many places in the world, but he always maintained his love for the great State of Maine is home. He enjoyed golf, skiing, travel, as well as his love for the ocean and family get togethers. He is predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Hope Fenderson Hobbs who died in 1992. He recently married Margaret (Storer) Hobbs. Besides his wife of South Portland, he leaves five sons, Daniel J. and Robert D. Hobbs both of Portland, William M. Billy Hobbs of Wells Beach, Stephen D. and his wife Kimberly Hobbs of Falmouth Foreside and James M. Hobbs of Hoboken, N.J.; a brother, Major Frederick R. Hobbs, USAF, Ret. and his wife Dolly of Clearwater, Fla.; a granddaughter, Hope Hobbs Coppersmith of Westbrook, two grandsons, Tyler W. and Judson C. Hobbs both of Falmouth Foreside; a great-grandson Zachery Hobbs Gallant of Westbrook; several nieces, nephews and many many dear friends.

 

Visiting hours will be held Friday, June 6, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, where at 7 p.m. a Masonic Ritualistic Service will be conducted by Springvale Lodge #190 AF & AM. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, June 7, 2008, at 2 p.m., at Woodfords Congregational Church, Woodford Street, Portland with the Rev. Carolyn Lambert officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland. Those wishing to send a tribute in Mr. Hobb's memory may do so at www.mem.com. If so desired, contributions may be made in his memory to: The American Cancer Society New England Division Suite #300 One Maine St. Topsham, Maine 04086

Published in the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on 6/5/2008.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Margaret Hobbs
99 Preble St
South Portland, ME 04106

 

 

June 1, 2008

 

DeCesare, Rosemarie, 71, of North Providence, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008 at home. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Amelia (Rossi) DeCesare. 

Rosemarie had worked as a sales manager for Yellow Pages and AT&T for over 30 years. She volunteered for the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary in North Providence and the St. Joseph Orphanage in Lynn, MA.

She leaves a brother, Paul DeCesare and a sister, Barbara DeCesare.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, June 5, at 10 AM in St. Bartholomew Church, Laurel Hill Avenue, Providence. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Calling hours respectfully omitted. www.maceroni.com

Published in The Providence Journal on 6/3/2008.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

The DeCesare Family
16 Cranberry Rd
North Providence, RI 02911

 

 

May 29, 2008

Francis Michael Palms lll (formerly worked in NYNEX Information Technology)of Spring Valley, CA, died peacefully at home, May 29, 2008, at the age of 71. He is survived by his life partner of 32 years, Philip Darby; his mother, Anne "Toby" Perry; sister Anne Palms Chalmers; brother Anthony Palms; nephew Christopher Chalmers; nieces Stephanie Palms Osterhout, Sylvia Palms, and Valerie Palms Milner. He was born in Washington DC and was a longtime resident of Boston MA, where he sang in the Handel and Haydn Society, and was an active member of the Church of the Advent. Retired in San Diego since 1997, he was a beloved verger and sexton at St. Paul's Cathedral. Frank will always be remembered for his gentle kindness, even-tempered disposition, generosity of spirit, optimistic and altruistic outlook on life. He perfectly exemplified the St. Francis Prayer: "Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace". Services are at 4 pm on June 21, 2008 at St. Paul's Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to St. Paul's Cathedral. 
Published in the Boston Globe on 6/8/2008.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to:

The Family of Francis M. Palms III
2161 North Slope Ter
Spring Valley, CA 91977

 

May 16, 2008

Rita Alice (Hayes) Waddell, 91, wife of the late Alexander Brown Waddell, Jr. Mother of Eileen Curran and her husband Mike Curran of Bedford, NH ; Anna Monahan and her husband Jack of Beverly, MA; Elizabeth White and her husband Roger of South Burlington, Vermont; George Waddell and his wife Maureen of Beverly; James Waddell and his wife Nancy of Hampton, New Hampshire; thirteen grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, Beverly on Wednesday, May 21st at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Campbell Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly (North Beverly Location) Tuesday, May 20th from 4 7 pm. Burial in North Beverly Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire, Inc., 33 South Commercial Street, Suite 401, Manchester, NH 03101 or St. John the Evangelist School, Attention: Development Department, 111 New Balch Street, Beverly, MA 01915. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com
Published in the Boston Globe on 5/19/2008.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Curran
167 Hitching Post Lane
Bedford, NH 03110

 

May 11, 2008

LYNN - Ernestine V. (Lopes) Monteiro, of Lynn, age 84, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at the Jesmond Nursing Home in Nahant. She was the wife of the late Joseph Monteiro.

Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Virginia (Andrade) Lopes. Raised in Providence, Ernestine was a graduate of Hope High School.

She was employed as a clerk for the NYNEX Telephone Company for many years. (Ernestine worked in Customer Service (ASO) for Mary Fay Unit D).  She was a devoted member of the Washington St. Baptist Church in Lynn, and active with the church Women's Groups.

She loved to sing and was a former member of the Concert Singers in Lynn. Mrs. Monteiro is survived by three sons, Michael and Joseph Monteiro both of Lynn, and Richard Monteiro of Mississippi, two daughters, Maria High of Lynn, and Barbara Monteiro of Lynn, one brother, Kenneth Lopes of Atlanta, one sister, Dolores Jones of Washington D.C., seven grandchildren, Nicole, Melissa, Christina, Craig, Richard Jr., Anthony, and Fallon, six great-grandchildren, Tyla, Bre-yanna, Serena, Bryson, Caiyden, and Madisen, she also leaves several nieces and nephews. Ernestine was also the sister of the late Leroy Lopes.

SERVICE INFORMATION: A Memorial Service will be held in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn, on Wednesday at 11:30AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. Please visit the online guestbook for Ernestine at www.mem.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Ms. Barbara Monteiro
86 Silsbee St
Lynn, MA 01901

 

 

 

April 21, 2008

Ove E. Lien of Marblehead, age 64, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Mon., April 21 after a long & courageous battle with cancer. Ove leaves his son Erik Lien of Boston; his former wife Kathryn Lien of Swampscott; brothers Lars of Florida & Dag of Norway; nephews Jon of Northborough, MA, Rick of Nashua, NH, David of Georgetown, MA & Dag of Norway; nieces Lisa Garson of Boca Raton, FL & Olga Callery of Andover, MA; many great-nieces & nephews & one great-grand nephew. Ove also leaves many loving friends. A private celebration of life will be held in Marblehead on a future date. Sympathies can be sent to Erik Lien, 617 E 8th St., Apt 1, S. Boston, MA 02127. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Ove E. Lien to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. Arrangements by the Eustis Cornell Funeral Home, MARBLEHEAD. Visit the online guestbook for Ove at www.mem.com 

Published in the Boston Globe on 4/25/2008.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to :

Ms. Kathryn Lien
70 Millett Rd
Swampscott, MA 01907

 

April 14, 2008


Edgar M. Groome Jr., 68yrs, a resident of River Road in Arundel, died peacefully Monday morning at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough following a lengthy illness. 
He was born in Boston, MA on October 1, 1939 the son of Edgar and Mary (Lyons) Groome Sr. He grew up in Boston, MA and attended the University of New Hampshire with a focus on speech and drama. During his years at UNH, he was President of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, and the intra-fraternity council. Edgar was the station manager of the UNH campus radio station. Following college, he began a succession of broadcast positions including DJ at WHEB in Portsmouth, NH, WTSN, Dover, NH, and news director at WCSH Channel 6 in Portland, ME, where he also served as the occasional weekend news anchor. This was followed by Director of Radio and TV in Hartford, CT, and WPOP News Director. In 1966, he began a 40-year career at New England Telephone, retiring in 2006 (NYPS and Local Sales). In December of 1968, Edgar married Martha Joan Priest and they have celebrated nearly 40 years together. In Arundel, he chaired the Budget Board for 9 years. Prior to moving to Arundel, he was a member of the Kennebunkport Fire Department.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 yrs, Martha Joan Groome of Arundel and many close friends.
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 PM Thursday April 17, 2008 at the Bibber Memorial Chapel 67 Summer Street Kennebunk.
Funeral Mass will be held 11 AM Friday at the Holy Spirit Parish at St. Martha’s Church Portland Road Kennebunk. Interment will be in Arundel Cemetery, Kennebunkport, ME.
 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs Martha Groome
359 River Rd
Arundel, ME 04046

 

April 12, 2008

Roberta G. "Bonnie" (Upton) Zdon, 62, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away after a lengthy illness at the New England Medical Center on Saturday Morning, April 12.  She was the wife of Joseph F. Zdon.

  Born and raised in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Nathaniel R., and the late Eleanor (Janke) Upton.  Mrs. Zdon was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1964 and she earned her teaching degree from Framingham State College, graduating in 1968.  Roberta began her career at the Linscott School in North Woburn, where she taught the Third Grade.  She then taught Special Education at the Clapp School on Arlington Road.  Mrs. Zdon later worked for Verizon (clerical assistant in Waltham), retiring in 2006.  “Bonnie” as she was known to her friends and family, was a devoted and loving wife and mother.

   In addition to her husband Joseph, Bonnie is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Zdon of North Carolina, formerly of Woburn, and Jennifer´s fiance, Peter Landry; and Jessica Zdon of Woburn.  She is also survived by one  brother, Robert Upton and his wife Shirley of Kensington, New Hampshire; one sister, Judy MacMullin of Fitchburg; and one niece, Beverly Upton of New Hampshire.

   Services for Mrs. Zdon will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.  Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. Joseph Zdon
30 Arlington Rd
Woburn, MA 01801

 

 

April 3, 2008

 


SALEM — Jane Blanchard Harrison, 69, of Salem, died Thursday, April 3 at Shaugnessy-Kaplan Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Lynn on Oct. 21, 1938, she was the daughter of Philip and Edith (Blaney) Blanchard. She grew up in Marblehead and attended the local schools, graduating as a member of the Marblehead High School Class of 1956. She maintained lifelong friendships with many of her classmates, with whom she talked to on a regular basis even as she struggled with her illness.

She graduated from Simmons College in 1960, and later earned a Master’s degree in reading education from Boston University. She began her career as a teacher in 1964 in Attleboro, and schools in Greenburgh and Mt. Kisco, N.Y., and later as a Special Education teacher in the Salem, Hamilton-Wenham, and the Beverly public schools, finally retiring in 1999.

As a teacher, she always strived to find the best in her students. Throughout her life, she was frequently contacted or stopped on the street by former students, and loved to hear from them and would talk with them at length about how they were doing. She had a sharp wit and a great sense of humor, and could tell a great story, of which she had many.

In addition to teaching, she was a good cook, but humble about it. She loved to read novels and, in her retirement, discovered her skills in quilting. She made many quilts, and had shown her work at several craft shows in the Parsonsfield, Maine area, where she and her husband own a weekend home, and had also given many to family members and friends. She was a dedicated member of the Tabernacle Church in Salem, and had served on the church’s Board of Trustees, and the Tabernacle Church’s Women’s Association.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Harrison, with whom she had shared 44 years of marriage; a daughter, Whitney Goodhue and her husband Mark, of Reading; a son, Bradford, of Marblehead; five grandchildren: Hannah, Emily and John Goodhue of Reading, and Grace and Jonah Harrison of Salem and Marblehead.

Service Information: Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Tabernacle Church, 50 Washington St., Salem, MA. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (cor of North St) Salem. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114. For online guest book or additional information please visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com or call 978 744 0497.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Ron Harrison
5 Riverway Rd
Salem, MA 01970

 

March 18, 2008

Mary M. (Marchetti) Johnson, of Reading, March 18, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Sten W. Johnson; devoted mother of Barbara Bradley and her husband Stephen and Susanne Johnson, cherished sister of Dora Miller all of Reading. Loving grandmother of Kristin and Lauren Bradley. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, March 20 at 10am at the First Baptist Church, 45 Woburn St., Reading. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Visiting hours Wednesday 5-8 at the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home, 25 Sanborn St. (corner of Woburn St.) READING. Burial in Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church, 45 Woburn St., Reading, MA 01867. For info, directions and register book visit johnbdouglassfuneralhome.com. 
Published in the Boston Globe on 3/19/2008.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Susanne Johnson
67 Howard Street
Reading, MA 01867

 

March 10, 2008

 


MARBLEHEAD-Thomas Francis Baldwin, 82, of Marblehead, formerly of Lynn, died March 10, 2008 at the Devereux House. He was the husband of the late Doris (Creamer).

Born in Mexico, Maine, he was the son of the late Francis I. and Annie Lottie (Trainor) Baldwin. He had resided in Lynn for more than seventy years. Thomas was an Army Veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict, and he was a Merchant Marine. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. Prior to his retirement, Thomas was a Union laborer, working in construction. He was a member of St. John’s Church in Swampscott, and donated to many charities. He was a huge Red Sox fan, and a fan of the Bruins.

Thomas is survived by his daughter Donna Sampson and her husband Michael of Lynn, his daughter Linda McCollum of Marblehead, his son Thomas Baldwin of Danvers, his sister Martha Hildreth of Iowa, his grandchildren, Chad and his wife Wendy McCollum of NJ, Seth and His wife Heather McCollum of Amesbury, Sean McCollum of So. Carolina, Mark Sampson of Charlestown, Jonathan Sampson, Kasey Sampson and Jake Sampson, all of Lynn, a great grandchild, Aiden McCollum, and several nieces and nephews.

Service Information: Funeral from the Goodrich Funeral Home 128 Washington Street, Lynn on Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Johns Church, Humphrey Street, Swampscott at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Visitation is Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr & Mrs Michael Sampson
32 Timson St
Lynn, MA 01902

 

March 9, 2008

 


Portsmouth, N.H. - Shirley M. Hester, 84, an angel, passed away quietly at Edgemere Nursing Home in Portsmouth, NH. Her passing was assisted by the wonderful caretakers there. She is predeceased by her cherished daughter, Karen Lansed.

Shirley was a volunteer at Lynn Hospital and worked for the Lynn Sunday Post and New England Telephone. (Shirley was a YP Telephone Sales Rep) She will be terribly missed and lovingly remembered. Shirley loved crafts, cooking, taking pictures and above all, her family.

She leaves her dearest friend, Flora Kelter, her sisters: Mary Therrien, Barbara Clements, Ann Negri and Ruth Green. She is predeceased by her brothers, Mel and Roy Maker as well as her sisters, Dot O’Leary and June Maker.

SERVICE INFORMATION: Her funeral will be held on Monday, March 10 at 10:30 at St. Pius Church. A Visitation from 9am-10am will precede the mass at the Solimine Landergan and Richardson Funeral Homes 426 Broadway (RTE129)Lynn. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Boston Children’s Hospital c/o Hannah Kelly (For Kidz by Teens) 13 Larch Rd. Georgetown, MA 01833. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

The Family of Shirley Hester
c/o Solimine Landergan and Richardson Funeral Homes
426 Broadway
Lynn, MA 01904

 

March 2, 2008

Jean "Gina" (Mitchell) Frasca Age 93, of West Peabody, died Sunday, March 2, 2008, on her birthday. She was the wife of the late Anthony Frasca. Dearly beloved mother of Anthony Frasca and his wife Barbara of Beverly, Philip L. Frasca & his wife Mary of Gloucester; Eleanor Pica & her husband Richard of Belmont, NH, and Janine Frasca & her husband Frank Perkins of Peabody. She also leaves a brother Vincent Mitchell & his wife Mary of Peabody; ten beloved grandchildren, Philip, Peter, Matthew, & Tamsin Frasca, Lisa Gibbs, Rae, Stephen & Gary Pica, Gina Incrovato and James McGee; 13 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. Mrs. Frasca was the sister of the late Andrew, Rocco & Philip Mitchell, and Tony & Rudolph Porrocco. A funeral service will be held in the Solimine, Landergan & Richardson Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt 129) LYNN on Friday at 11 AM. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4-8 PM. Memorial donations may be made to Samantha's Harvest, PO Box 425, Reading, MA 01867, in honor of her great granddaughter Samantha & brother Rudolph, to benefit the research of Downs syndrome. Directions & guest book www.solimine.com 
Published in the Boston Globe on 3/5/2008.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Janine Frasca
Mr. Frank Perkins
28 Hampshire Rd
Peabody, MA 01960-2135
Email: mrperk34@aol.com

 

March 1, 2008
 

CHAET, Evelyn R. (McGauley) -Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, March 1, 2008, at 75 years. Beloved daughter of the late Pearl and Walter McGauley. Loving mother of Mark A. Chaet and his wife Leslie of Tewksbury, Keith J. Chaet of New Jersey, and Adam B. Chaet of Revere. Loving sister of Pearl Barresi of Plymouth, formery of Quincy and the late Carolann Ogden. Cherished grandmother of Nicole and Alexis Chaet. She is also survived by dear nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours at the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Wednesday, March 5th., from 4-7 PM, followed by a prayer service in the funeral home at 7PM. Evelyn was retired from Nynex Phone Co. and was a longtime member of the Telephone Pioneers. In her memory donations may be made to the American  Cancer Society Fighting Breast Cancer, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

The Chaet Family
1 Revere Beach Boulevard Apt #56
Revere MA 02151

 

March 1, 2008

Charles C. Slowey, of Saugus, Charles C., age 91, formerly of Plymouth and Stoughton, died on March 1, 2008 at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford. He was the devoted husband of 67 years to Mary V. (Tatro) Slowey of Medford, MA, and loving father of Charles and his wife Sandra of Long Island, NY, Thomas and his wife Kathleen of Saugus, MA, Richard of Dartmouth, MA., Joseph and his wife Susan of Plymouth, MA, Gerard of Plymouth and James and his wife Donna of Norwood, MA.

He was the beloved brother of Catherine Raynard of Brockton, MA, Robert of West Bridgewater, MA, and Richard of Monument Beach, MA. He was predeceased by his son Michael and siblings Thomas Slowey, Lorraine Lynch, John Slowey and Mary Anderson (George's Anderson's mother). He was the cherished grandfather of sixteen, great grandfather of nine, and also survived by many nieces and nephews. US Army Veteran of WWII. The funeral will take place on Wednesday morning at 9:15 from the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., PLYMOUTH, followed by a funeral Mass at St. Bonaventure's Church in Manomet at 10 A.M. Friends may call at the Cartmell Funeral Home, on Tuesday from 4 to 7 pm. Interment will be in the Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. Donations in his memory may be made to the NAMI-Plymouth, Marshfield, MA 02050-4146. Email gwpease2comcast.net. See: www.cartmellfuneralhome.com for memorial guest book & directions. 
Published in the Boston Globe from 3/3/2008 - 3/4/2008.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. & Mrs. George D. Anderson
28 Towne Hill Lane
Topsfield, MA 01983

 

 

February 29, 2008

John F. Whitney, Sr., of Quincy, age 87, died Friday, February 29, 2008 at the John Scott House in Braintree. He was born in Boston, raised and educated in Boston Schools and has lived in Quincy for forty-two years. Mr. Whitney was employed as a truck driver for the former Federal Distillers of Cambridge for thirty-five years and was a member of Local 25. He has been retired many years. After retirement, Mr. Whitney was the former steward of the Quincy Yacht Club for many years. He was a life member of the Quincy Yacht Club, an over fifty year member of the Delta Masonic Lodge and a member of the Quincy Lodge of Elks. He serviced in the U.S. Maritime Service.

Beloved husband for sixty-five years of Florence A. (MacIntyre) Whitney. Devoted father of Joan F. Climo and her husband Robert of Wollaston, John F. Whitney II (retired sales Manager Braintree Office) and his wife Karen of Braintree, the late Anne "Rusty" Madej and the late Scott W. Whitney. Also survived by nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great great-granddaughter. Brother of the late Charles B. Whitney and the late Granville Otis Whitney. Funeral Service will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Wednesday, March 5th at 12 NOON. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours 5 - 8 p.m. Interment Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Whitney's memory may be made to the South Shore Children's Fund, c/o John Ford, 68 Baxter Avenue, Quincy, MA 02169.

Published in The Patriot Ledger from 3/3/2008 - 3/4/2008.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mr.& Mrs John F. Whitney II
42 Wilmarth Rd
Braintree, MA 02184

 

February 21, 2008

Christina Mary Hosking 64, died February 21, 2008, after a short illness, at her family home in North Andover. Mary was the daughter of Christina Elliott and John R. Hosking. Following her graduation from North Andover High School, she studied and graduated with a degree in physical education and music education from Texas Women's University, Denton, Texas. Christina Mary was a much-loved teacher of physical education/health at St. Mary's High School, Lawrence, MA, Rundlett Jr. High School, Concord, NH and North Andover elementary schools. Mary became a seasoned professional with experience in Distribution Logistics and served in supervisory positions working for Microwave Research, Haffner's Corp. and Digital Equipment Corp. Mary had a distinguished career as Commander in the United States Coast Guard Reserve and at one time, was the highest ranked woman in the Coast Guard Reserve. Mary was an avid musician on guitar, piano and trumpet, a passionate photographer and home gardener, and a member of a local softball team. She loved North Andover and lived there all of her adult life. She served her community as recording secretary of the finance committee in 2007. Mary's humbleness, respectfulness, kindness, courteousness and generosity set an example for everyone around her.

Mary is survived by her sister, Thea Fournier of North Andover; a twin brother, James Hosking and his wife, Linda, of Marblehead; a nephew, Andrew Royce Fournier, of North Andover; a niece, Martha Alexandra Fournier, of Philadelphia, PA; and a niece, Kimberly Whitney, of New Market, NH. Arrangements: A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 30th, at the family home in North Andover. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Mary's name to the Merrimac Valley Hospice House. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, NORTH ANDOVER. There will be no calling hours. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com
Published in the Boston Globe on 2/24/2008.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Jim Hosking
20 Endicott Avenue
Marblehead, MA 01945
Email: jimhosking@comcast.net

 

February 15, 2008

Joyce F. (McGrath) Burke, 80, wife of Francis W. Burke of Peabody, died Friday, February 15, 2008 at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Burke was born on November 15, 1927, in Somerville, daughter of the late Gerald and Sarah E. (Burrill) McGrath. She was raised in Lynn and graduated from Lynn English High School Class of 1945. She resided in Lynn before moving to Peabody 42 years ago.

After raising her family, Mrs. Burke was employed for 20 years as an L.P.N. at Danvers State Hospital until her retirement in the early 1980’s. She devoted her entire life to her family and later to her 6 grandchildren. She and her husband traveled extensively in their motor home throughout the United States and parts of Canada and also enjoyed camping for many years. As a hobby she loved knitting.

In addition to her husband with whom she shared 55 years of marriage, she is survived by her children and their spouses, Marilyn J. Kocur and her husband Ronald of Peabody, Bonnie A. Carbone of Moultonboro NH, Michael F. and Kimberly Burke of Peabody; a sister, Geraldine Hynes of Peabody; her grandchildren, Ronald and Jennifer Kocur, Daniel Kocur, Shannah Burke, Jeffery Burke all of Peabody, Benjamin Carbone and Amy Carbone both of NH; a former son-in-law, Thomas Carbone of NH and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be held on Monday, February 18, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., (new location) Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Cremation will follow services. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, Boston Office, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Kocur
43A Bartholomew Street
Peabody, MA 01960
Email: mal54k@yahoo.com

 

February 14, 2008

 


LYNN - Mrs. Nancy Ann Doherty, age 53, of Lynn, died unexpectedly in her home on Thursday, February 14, 2008.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of Joseph and Kathryn (Carey) Doherty. She was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School Class of 1973 and resided here all her life.

For many years, she worked at both the Lynn Hospital and Union Hospital as a Clerk.

In addition to her parents, she leaves her children, Jason Bansfield of Peabody and Jodi Ann Bansfield of Webster. She was the sister of Joanne Power and her husband Mark of Reading, Lorraine Wilcox and her husband Don of Upton, Joseph Doherty, Jr. and his wife Judy of Peabody, Paul Doherty and his wife Nancy of Lynn, and David Doherty and his wife Nancy of Plaistow, NH. She was the loving Grandmother of Davianna and Isabella Vasconcelos of Webster. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Service Information: Family & Friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple St. LYNN on Tuesday at 11:00AM. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting Hours Monday 6-8PM. Gifts in her memory may be sent to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, National Processing Center, Attn: Honor & Memorial Gifts, PO Box 1245, Albert Lea, MN, 56007-9976 For online register book, please visit www.mem.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Joanne Power
36 Colonial Dr
Reading, MA 01867-1338

Mrs. Lorraine Wilcox
11 Henrys Path
Upton, MA 01568-1456

 

February 3, 2008

Goff, Charlotte J.Age 81, a resident of West Peabody for over fifty years, entered into rest on February 3, 2008 after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Harry Goff; Devoted mother of Alison Goff of West Peabody. Loving sister of Arlene Zafiropoulo of Melrose, David Rosenberg of Lowell, Jane Sowyard of Merrimack, NH and the late Allan Rosenberg of Winthrop. She also leaves several nieces and nephews.{M1} Services will be held on Wed., February 6, 2008 at 10 AM at the Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St, SALEM, followed by burial in Sons of Abraham Cemetery in Beverly. Memorial Observance will be at her late residence through Wednesday evening. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St, Danvers, MA 01923; or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel Salem, MA 781-581-2300

Published in the Boston Globe on 2/4/2008. 
 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Alison Goff
122 Goodale Street
Peabody, MA 01960

 

 

January 9, 2008

Dear Friends,

Many of you already know that my Mom, Annette Amirault passed away this morning at 3:10 am while in Union Hospital.

I am pleased that Mom is home with the Lord and not suffering at all...she was just so tired at the end...and longed to close her eyes.

At 6 am I called the senior pastor of my church, Pastor Tim Schmidt, and asked if he could meet me at the hospital to pray over Mom before she was moved....and of course he said certainly. We met and he was just so supportive and wonderful as he knew Mom from when she visited Calvary Christian Church with me on numerous occasions. Pastor Schmidt and other members of the pastoral staff had visited Mom all week and for that I am so grateful. All of you kept Mom in your thoughts and prayers and I thank you from my heart...you are all wonderful and dear friends.

Mom’s funeral arrangements are as follows:

Wake will be at Solimine Funeral Home, 67 Ocean Street (Rt. 1A), Lynn, MA 01902  (781) 595-1492  SUNDAY 1/13/08 Hours 2-6 PM

Funeral Mass will be held on Monday January 14, 2008 at St Pius Church, 215 Maple Street, Lynn, MA 01902 at 10:30 AM 

Thank you all again,  Hugs,

Honey

Ed Note; Honey (Amirault) DeLeo worked in PC & CSD. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Honey Amirault
87 Park Street Suite 14, 
Lynn, MA 01905