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DEATHS 2010

 

December 24, 2010

NOBLE, George D. III of Watertown suddenly December 24, age 66. Born in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late George D. Noble and Ruth Noble. Mr. Noble attended Boston College and was a Vietnam Era US Army Veteran and was self employed in the personal transportation business for many years in the Boston area. Mr. Noble is survived by his daughter Mercedes Robinson and her husband Simon of Brighton, his son Robert Noble of Watertown and his grandson Alex Noble. He is also survived by his sisters Cynthia A. Noble, Kathryn Triplett, Ruth Noble, Mary Klotz, Ann Strapp, Marilyn Gurney, Elizabeth Allen and brothers Mark, Michael, Robert, Thomas, Brian and Christopher Noble. He was predeceased by his brother Patrick and his sister Cheryl Dewire. Funeral Service in the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St, (Rt 16) WELLESLEY Thursday at 10am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-7pm. Interment Linwood Cemetery, Weston. For directions and guestbook www.gfdoherty.com. George F. Doherty & Sons Wellesley 781-235-4100

 Expressions of sympathy may  be sent to:

Mr. Robert Noble
23 Mangano Ct
Watertown, MA 02472

 

December 22, 2010

CARCO, Dorothy E. (d'Este) In her 94th year, Dec. 22nd, formerly of Malden and East Boston. Wife of the late Louis J. Carco. Devoted mother of Emanuel J. Carco and wife Catherine "Cookie" of Malden, Josephine P. Fauci and husband Leonard, Pauline L. LoVerme and husband John, all of Augusts, John R. Carco and wife Christine of W. Peabody,  Linda A. Larkin and husband Ronald E. of Sandwich, MA. Also lovingly survived by 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Dear sister of the late Elizabeth Ferullo, Viola DiOrio, Anna Bozza, and Vincent d'Este. Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107), REVERE, on Tuesday, Dec. 28th at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, East Boston at 11 a.m. Visiting hours are Monday only 4-8 p.m. Parking available in the lot left of the funeral home. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, W. Peabody. Remembrances may be made to: Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 W. Cummings Park, Suite 3400, Woburn, MA 01801.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. & Mrs. John Carco
12 Hampshire Road
W. Peabody, MA 01960 

 

December 15, 2010

During the Phone-a-Thon on May 15th, 2012 we learned that Richard I. Smith passed away in December 2010.

May he rest in peace.

MANCHESTER --
 Richard I. Smith, 86, died December 15, 2010, at Elliot Hospital after a long illness.

He was born in Manchester, in 1924, to Wilfred and Yvonne Smith. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a pharmacist's mate. He graduated from St. Anselm College in 1949.

He worked for New England Telephone Co. and as a Yellow Pages salesman for 33 years. A parishioner of St. Catherine of Sienna Church, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus as well as the Elks and Raphael clubs and Sweeney Post.

He enjoyed life with members of his family, including the last six summers at Hampton Beach where he assisted at the Grand View Motel for his son, Gary. He was also an avid follower of news and politics and enjoyed rides along the coast with his wife.

IN HIS LIFE: Family members include his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Ann (Walton) Smith; a son, Richard I. Smith Jr., and his wife, Lynda Gallagher, of Merrimac, Mass.; a daughter, Michele of Manchester; a daughter, Lesley and her husband, Harry Bobolas, of Hampton; a son, Gary of Hampton; a daughter, Stephanie and her husband, Bill Kurz, of Sunnyvale, Calaif.; a daughter, Tara and her husband, Ken Olson, of Portsmouth; and a daughter, Kimberley and her husband, Thomas Mitchell, of Laconia; 17 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Colleen Yvonne Smith, May 3, 1995.

SERVICES: Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Durning, Bykowski & Young Funeral Home, 285 Manchester St., Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 1 p.m. in St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 207 Hemlock St., corner of Webster Street, Manchester, followed by committal prayers in Mount Calvary Mausoleum.

Donations may be made to Precious Blood Monastery, 700 Bridge St., Manchester 03104.

For more information visit   www.durningbykowskiandyoung.com.     Visit Guest Book

Published in Union Leader on December 17, 2010

 

December 15, 2010

Carter, F. Sherburne Sr. Passed away December 15, 2010. He was born March 11, 1920, in Boston MA and resided in Duxbury MA for the past 50 years. He attended Philips Exeter Academy and Brown University. After serving in the Navy in WW II as a Lieutenant Commander and aircraft carrier pilot, he graduated from Boston University with a degree in Accounting. Mr. Carter worked for New England Tel &Tel for 25 years where he was Division Manager responsible for producing the Yellow Pages. In retirement he owned the Indian Pond Cranberry Corporation and worked with his sons in Carter Cranberry. He became interested in making Shaker furniture and produced beautiful pieces for members of the family at his workshop in Kingston. His last project was a memorial plaque for St. John's Episcopal Church, completed two months before his death. He was an avid sailor throughout his life and he and his wife spent every summer cruising the coast and Buzzard Bay area on his sailboat Gunhild until 2005. He served as Secretary for the Duxbury Yacht Club where he was awarded the Visitors Cup for outstanding service. While Commodore of the Blue Water Sailing Club, he helped inaugurate the biennial race from Marion to Bermuda, in which he skippered the Gunhild three times. He was also a member of the Beverly Yacht Club in Marion and the Second Club in Boston. His family and friends will remember his wit and how much fun he was to be with. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Shirley Hanson Carter, his daughter Carol Shilepsky, his son Lyon Carter II, grandchildren Lisa Van Raalte, Beth Price, Lyon Carter III, Christian Carter, Alexandra Carter, and Max Carter and 4 great grandchildren. He was predeceased in November 2009 by his son, F. Sherburne Carter Jr. A service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, December 28, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Duxbury. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be sent to Jordan Hospital in Plymouth MA.

To offer condolencespleasevisit www.shepherdfuneralhome.com Shepherd Funeral Home, KINGSTON.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Shirley Carter
69 Beaverbrook Lane
PO Box 156
Duxbury, MA 02331

 

December 10, 2010

We just learned that Ben Riley, former Springfield YP salesman, died in December.

Our sympathies to his family.

Riley, Benjamin Joseph

March 22, 1917 - Dec. 10, 2010

Benjamin, Joseph Riley, 93, of Englewood, formerly of Cranston, R.I., died Dec. 10, 2010.
Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lemon Bay Funeral Home in Englewood. Services will be private. Burial will be in Sarasota National Cemetery. 
Survivors include his wife, Audrey; sons Dwight of New York City, James of Sarasota and Benjamin of Venice; daughters Sharon Kent of Placida, Stephanie York of Scarborough, Maine, Robin Riley of Falmouth, Mass., and Patricia Woods of Sarasota; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
You may express your condolences to the family at www.lemonbayfh.com.

Published in Herald Tribune from December 13 to December 14, 2010

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Audrey Riley
4900 South Sumter Boulevard, Apt 517
North Point, FL 34287

 

December 3, 2010

Barbara L. DeCosta, 84, formerly of Hampton, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, in the Rockingham County Home.

She was born Jan. 21, 1926, in Somerville, Mass., a daughter of the late George and Dora (McCullough) Aldred.

A homemaker, she was a longtime resident of Somerville, where she raised her family. She moved to Hampton in 1973 and was the wife of the late William F. DeCosta, who predeceased her in 1990.

Survivors include three daughters, Carol Nichinello and husband Anthony of Hampton, Susan Marinelli and husband David of North Hampton, and Kathy Richard and husband Henry of Amesbury, Mass.; her brother, Robert Aldred of Wareham, Mass.; her sister, Dorothy Santillo of Venice, Fla.; seven grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews.

She was also predeceased by two sons, William and John DeCosta.

SERVICES: Visiting hours were  held Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton, followed by a service at 11 in the funeral home. Burial  followed in the High Street Cemetery, Hampton. Relatives and friends were respectfully invited.

 

 

November 2010

We just learned that Jean E. McDonald, a long time member of the DAC, passed away in November 2010.  Jean lived in Englewood, FL.

Her son Paul sent this nice note....

Dear DAC,

Please note that my mother Jean E. McDonald passed away in November 2010.  I know she was a very proud member and had many close friends among her co-workers.

Thank You,

Paul McDonald

May Jean rest in peace.


Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Paul McDonald
6258 Sunnybrook Blvd
Englewood, FL 34224-4657 

 

November 26, 2010

DANVERS — Vincent A. Frisone, 68, passed away on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at Hogan Regional Center.

Born on Dec. 1, 1941 in Lynn, he was the son of the late Joseph and Olive (Rice) Frisone. Vincent had been a resident at Hogan for many years.

He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Claire (CSD) Brennan and her husband Bill of Danvers; a brother, William Frisone of Michigan; a brother-in-law, Peter Garzone of Lynn; many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews. (Uncle to Lisa Brennan, SuperMedia-Sales) He was predeceased by his sister, Elaine Garzone.

ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours will be held prior to the Mass on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Vincent's' name to Div. I Gift Fund c/o Friends of Hathorne, P.O. Box A, Hathorne, MA 01937. www.LyonsFuneral.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Claire Brennan
21 Seneca Drive
Danvers, MA 01923

 

November 21, 2010

SALEM — Carol (Plante) Acosta, formerly of Salem, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. In her early 20s, Carol moved to Tuscon, Ariz. and later moved to California where she lived until her death.

Carol is survived by her husband, Napoleon Acosta. She was the daughter of the late Alfred and Beatrice (Deschenes) Plante. She is also survived by two daughters, Kerri Acosta Swires and her husband Danny, Kimberly Acosta Cruz and her husband Arturo. She is also survived by two sisters, Barbara Mastrogianis and her husband Tony of Pinnelas Park, FL and Deborah Plante of Danvers.

ARRANGEMENTS: Services will be held in California and will be private. Donations can be made to the Chronic Disease Fund, 6900 Dallas Pkwy, Suite 200, Plano, TX 75024.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Deborah Plante
22 Bradley Rd.
Danvers , MA 01923

 

November 14, 2010


Elizabeth "Betsy" (Burke) Jacobson,
 54, of Marblehead, passed away at her home after a brief and courageous battle with cancer on November 14, 2010. She was the wife of Charles "Chuck" Jacobson with whom she shared 6 years of marriage. Born in Marblehead, she was the daughter of the late Alexander B. and Margaret Reeves Burke. Betsy graduated from Marblehead High School and the College of the Holy Cross and received her M.B.A. from Salem State College. For much of her career, Betsy worked in the telecommunications industry, retiring from Verizon Information Services as a Market Manager in 2001. Passionate about American art and antiques, Betsy later became Director of the East India Marine Associates program at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. Throughout her life, Marblehead anchored Betsy, and she devoted her considerable energy and enthusiasm to the Marblehead Festival of the Arts and the Marblehead Museum & Historical Society; she also served for many years on the town's Zoning Board of Appeals. Betsy and Chuck greatly enjoyed sailing their sloop Ariana out of Marblehead harbor and shared together many memorable occasions at the Boston Yacht Club, where she served for several years as chair of the Membership Committee. Among Betsy's active memberships were the Boston Athenaeum, Historic New England, the American Friends of Attingham, the Old North Church in Marblehead and the Plantation Golf & Country Club at her second home in Venice, Florida. In...

Elizabeth "Betsy" (Burke) Jacobson, 54, of Marblehead, passed away at her home after a brief and courageous battle with cancer on November 14, 2010. She was the wife of Charles "Chuck" Jacobson with whom she shared 6 years of marriage. Born in Marblehead, she was the daughter of the late Alexander B. and Margaret Reeves Burke. 

Betsy graduated from Marblehead High School and the College of the Holy Cross and received her M.B.A. from Salem State College. For much of her career, Betsy worked in the telecommunications industry, retiring from Verizon Information Services as a Market Manager in 2001. Passionate about American art and antiques, Betsy later became Director of the East India Marine Associates program at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.

Throughout her life, Marblehead anchored Betsy, and she devoted her considerable energy and enthusiasm to the Marblehead Festival of the Arts and the Marblehead Museum & Historical Society; she also served for many years on the town's Zoning Board of Appeals. Betsy and Chuck greatly enjoyed sailing their sloop Ariana out of Marblehead harbor and shared together many memorable occasions at the Boston Yacht Club, where she served for several years as chair of the Membership Committee. 

Among Betsy's active memberships were the Boston Athenaeum, Historic New England, the American Friends of Attingham, the Old North Church in Marblehead and the Plantation Golf & Country Club at her second home in Venice, Florida.

In addition to her husband, Betsy is survived by her step-daughters, Christina Jacobson Gregory and husband Andrew, and their children Sienna and William of Tampa; and Michelle Jacobson Morley and husband Jameson, and their children Lilly and Lola of Ipswich. She is also survived by her brothers, Alexander B. Burke, Jr. and wife Nancy K. of Byfield, and Richard J. Burke and wife Patricia A. of Cedartown, Georgia; and her sisters Mary Anne Atkins and husband Robert C. of McGaheysville, Virginia, and Margaret Reeves Burke and husband Dennis A. Fiori of Boston. Betsy also leaves many nieces and nephews, including her god-daughter Katherine B Thompson of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. 

Visiting hours will be held at the Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm Street, Marblehead from 3-5PM & 6-8PM on Wednesday, November 17. A funeral service and burial in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Betsy's memory to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923, or to the Old North Church, 8 Stacey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. Charles "Chuck" Jacobson
9 Mt. Vernon St.
Marblehead, MA 01945

 

November 3, 2010

Barbara A. deChantal worked in the secretarial pool at 195 Market St. Lynn.

Mrs. Barbara A. (Lovett) deChantal, age 79, of Topsfield, died Wednesday, November 3rd, in a local nursing home following a lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Philip B. deChantal.

Born in Swampscott, Barbara was the daughter of the late John F. and Sophie (Kashienska) Lovett. She attended Lynn Schools and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School Class of 1949. She was a former resident of Lynn before moving to Ipswich 33 years ago.

Barbara proudly served in the United States Navy Reserves for many years. She worked as a bookkeeper at ComDec of Ipswich for many years, previously employed at the GE Riverworks Division.

She was a member of the Ipswich VFW Post #1093 and enjoyed reading and opera.
She leaves her stepson, Philip B. deChantal of Maine and her step-daughter, Sandra Winter of Marblehead. She also leaves her cousin, Carol A. Wasilewski and her husband William of Reading as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Barbara's Funeral will be held from the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Friday at 8:30AM followed by a Funeral Mass in Saint Mary's Church at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visitation prior to Mass beginning at 8:30AM. Interment Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Gifts in her memory may be sent to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Sandra Winter
26 Farrell Ct,
Marblehead, MA 01945

 

October 30, 2010


Bernardine J. "Deanie" (Quigley) Keating (formerly worked as secretary for Bob Delmore YP)- in Woburn, October 30th. Beloved wife of the late Charles F. "Bucksie" Keating. Sister of the late Francis and John Quigley, Gertrude Doherty, Elizabeth Beaton, and Kathleen Rahn. Cherished aunt of Mary Boudreau and her husband Philip, and William Doherty and his wife Pam, all of Woburn, and Kathy Sinclair and her husband Kevin of Billerica. Devoted grand-aunt of Ann, Cindy, and Kelly Boudreau, Christopher and Ryan Smith, and Daniel and Shawn Doherty, and great-grandaunt of Michael, Patrick and Kylie Boudreau. Also survived by several other loving nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, November 3rd at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Deanie's memory to the Woburn High School Scholarship Fund, PO Box 202, Woburn, MA 01801.
 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Mary Boudreau
4 Fisher Terrace
Woburn, MA 01801

 

October 25, 2010

PEABODYTheresa A. (Nascimento) McHenry, 62, beloved wife of David McHenry of Peabody, died peacefully at her home in the comforting presence of her family on Monday October 25, 2010.

Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Galvin) Nascimento.  She grew up there, and graduated from Chelsea High School. She lived in Peabody for over 30 years.

Mrs. McHenry had a long career with New England Telephone, which became NYNEX.  She was a trainer for many years, and enjoyed a 29 year career there.

Theresa, known as Terry to her family and many wonderful friends, was active at her parish of St. Adelaide’s Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister.  She was very dedicated and supportive of her family, and carried that spirit and support on the Boosters Club of St. John’s Prep in Danvers. She will be dearly missed by her extensive network of friends and her loving family.

She is survived by:  her husband, David McHenry of Peabody;  a beloved mother of David & his wife JenniferMcHenry, Jr. of Mesa, AZ, Monique & her husband Stephen Drumheller of Madison, GA, and Troy McHenry of Peabody;  she was  a loving grandmother of Kiernan and Aidan Drumheller, and  Tiege,  Ryan, and Hannah McHenry;  a brother Belfred Galvin and sister Rosemary Nascimento both of Chelsea, and several nieces and nephews, and enjoyed a longtime friendship of 44 years with Karen McCormack and Matt Thompson.  She was preceded in death, besides her parents, by her siblings John and Joseph, and Doris Nascimento, and half-brother Raymond Galvin.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather on Friday October 29, 2010 at 9  AM from the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St. location, Peabody, followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Adelaide’s Church, Peabody.  A visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 – 8 P.M. in the funeral home.  Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. David McHenry
3 Clinton Road
West Peabody, MA 01960

In lieu of flowers  donations can be made to  St Johns Prep for a scholarship fund  in Terry's name.   

St. John's Prep
72 Spring St  
Danvers Mass  01923

 

October 24, 2010


John T. "Jack" Lee Jr., 81, of Windham, NH passed away peacefully on Sunday October 24th at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, with his loving wife by his side.

Jack was born in Cambridge, MA, November 4, 1928, and was raised and educated in Swampscott, MA. Jack went on to attend and graduate from Tufts University in Medford, MA and has been a lifelong supporter of academic scholarships through the school. While at Tufts he was President of his class and still holds a football pass interception record there.

Jack served with the United States Air Force as a fighter pilot during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, retiring from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel after 29 years, 3 months and 10 days of military service. During his service, he had many accomplishments, however one of Jack’s greatest thrills during his service was to fly the P-47D (Thunderbolt) in the 1953 Detroit Air Show in a parade of WW2 fighter aircraft led by Major Chuck Yeager. In 1955 he attended the Interceptor Weapons Instructors School (The USAF All Weather Top Gun School) at Tyndall AFB, Fla. In 1959, after a brief return to civilian life, Jack reentered the military as a member of the Air Force Reserve at Grenier Field in Manchester, NH. He retired from the NHANG.

In 1958 he joined the New England Telephone as a Directory Advertising Salesman and spent 26 years in Yellow Page Advertising Sales in both management and sales positions prior to his retirement from the Bell System in 1984.

Following his retirement, Jack joined the New Hampshire Golf Association team as a rater and had served as Chairman of the NHGA Course Rating Team for the past 20 years. He was also the Course Rating Panelist for Golf Digest. He spent 10 winters with his wife Lorraine in Myrtle Beach, SC, rating courses for Golf Digest. Jack was also a member of the Manchester Country Club for over 30 years and a current member of the Hoodkroft Country Club in Derry, NH. Jack was also a member of Cederdale and Salem Athletic Club for many years. He led a full and colorful life and he will be dearly missed by all that knew him. In Jack’s own words, “It’s been a great life.”

Jack leaves his loving and devoted wife of 14 years, Lorraine (Long) Lee of Windham, NH, 3 step-children, Sheri Curry and her husband James of Groveland, MA, Kimberly Whiles of Westminster, MA and William Whiles of Wells, ME, 5 step-grandchildren, Nicole, Jim, Mackenzie, Maddy, Autumn, a sister, Jeanne Gerety of GA, a sister-in-law, Barbara Ham and her husband David of N. Reading, MA, a brother-in-law, Joseph Long and his wife Alice of Lynnfield, MA, a cousin Virginia Parolisi and her husband Eddie of Methuen, MA and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his former wife, Lois Lee.

Friends are invited to a funeral service on Friday, October 29th at 11 a.m. at the Goundrey and Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main St., Salem, NH. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, North Reading, MA. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 40 Buttrick Rd., Suite B, Londonderry, NH 03053. For directions or to make an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Lorraine Lee
15 Bristol Hill Road
Windham, NH 03087

 

October 11, 2010

Ronald Cavallaro, 77, Landscaper, baseball memorabilia collector

LYNN - Mr. Ronald L. Cavallaro, 77 years of Lynn, formerly of Swampscott, died on Monday October 11, 2010 in Salem Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Swampscott, the son of the late Sebastian and Carmella (Musto) Cavallaro. He was raised in Swampscott and was a graduate of Swampscott High School. He lived in Swampscott most of his life and the past seven years in Lynn.

Mr. Cavallaro was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Swampscott and a member of the Swampscott Club. He was an avid collector, especially baseball memorabilia. He was a self employed landscaper.

Mr. Cavallaro is survived by his two daughters, Cynthia J. Cavallaro (worked in CSD & Tel Sales) of Swampscott, Paula M. Potvin and her husband Benjamin of Salem and a son, Richard J. Cavallaro of Salem. He leaves his brother, Robert P. Cavallaro and his wife Andrea of Swampscott. Mr. Cavallaro also leaves his grandchildren, Elizabeth and Nicholas Kohler of Swampscott and Gracelyn Potvin of Salem, three nieces, Carla Cavallaro, Gina Cavallaro Gould and Leila Cavallaro McKeon. He was the father of the late Darren R. and Derrick R. Cavallaro. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth (Brackett) Cavallaro and former husband of Carol (Field) Alvino of Danvers.

Service Information: His funeral will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean Street (Rte 1A) Lynn, followed by a funeral mass in Holy Family Church, Lynn at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Swampscott Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Darren Cavallaro Memorial Fund and Nicholas Kohler Fund, c/o Cynthia Cavallaro at Eastern Bank, 405 Paradise Road, Swampscott, Massachusetts 01907. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Cynthia J Cavallaro

85 Pine St
Swampscott, MA 01907

 

October 11, 2010

We just learned that Mary O'Connor's sister, Jeanne M. Quinn, of Providence RI, passed away on October 11, following a lengthy illness.  Services will be private. 

 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mary J. O'Connor,
55 Holyoke St. #2
Lynn, MA  01905.  

 

October 8, 2010

John J. "Jim" Hosking, age 67, loving husband for 21 years of Linda D. (Gamble) Hosking of Marblehead died early Friday morning October 8, 2010, in the North Shore Medical Center, Salem following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born in Boston, the son of the late John Redvers and Christina (Elliott) Hosking, he was raised and educated in North Andover. As a high school student, Jim was a member of the North Andover High School Band and later was a Drum Major when he served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve. Jim received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Northeastern University in 1975. He then began what would become a 35 year career with the New England Telephone Co Yellow Pages, until retiring from Verizon.

As a member of the Boston Yacht Club, Marblehead, he was a passionate sailor and loved being on the water. At one time he served as a Marblehead, PHRF Fleet Captain and was also a broker with Sail Boats NorthEast at Little Harbor in Marblehead. Jim enjoyed sports cars and driving his restored Austin Healey.

Jim was happiest spending time with his family and friends. His gourmet meals were enjoyed with great conversation and a smile following a day of sailing, skiing or gardening. He loved his cats and his Airedale, “Piper”.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Kimberly Whitney and her husband, Michael of Newmarket, NH, his “Bonus Grandchildren” Heather and Katie Whitney of Hopkinton, MA and a nephew Josh Butler of Manitou Springs, CO. He was predeceased by his twin sister Christina Mary Hosking.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. in St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 26 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (cor of North St) Salem. Interment will be in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. For online guest book or additional information please call 781 631 8885 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.

 

Expressions of sympathy may  be sent to:

Mrs. Linda Hosking
20 Endicott Ave
Marblehead, MA 01945

 

  

September 22, 2010

LYNN - Mrs. Mafalda J. “Minnie” (Vassallo) Guiffre, age 86, of Lynn, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, September 22nd. She was the wife of the late Anthony J. “Andy” Guiffre.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Columbia (Mennella) Vassallo.

She graduated from Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1942 and was a lifelong Lynn resident.

A communicant of St. Pius V Church, she was a former member of the Ladies’ Sodality at Holy Family Church.

Minnie enjoyed cooking, playing cards, knitting, but most especially loved her family and grandchildren. She was the mother of Anna Anderson and her husband Doug, Barbara Guiffre and her husband Brad Green, and Marion Guiffre all of Lynn, the grandmother of Doug and David Anderson, Christina and Maria Ierardi, and the great-grandmother of Ryan, Hannah and Nathan Anderson. She leaves several nieces and nephews and was the sister of the late Vincent, Nicholas, Carmen, Nancy and Lucy Vassallo.

Service Information: The funeral will be held on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the CUFFE-McGINN Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn. Funeral Mass in St. Pius V Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation Saturday morning from 8:30 to 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to St. Pius V Parish, 215 Maple Street, Lynn, MA 01904. For online guestbook please visit www.cuffemcginn.com

 Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Marion Guiffre
69 Bickford St
Lynn, MA 01904

 

September 12, 2010

LEMERE Elizabeth (Dentz), 79, of Acton, September 12, 2010. Beloved wife of fifty-seven years to Leo E. "Joe" Lemere Jr. Loving mother of Susan Greene of Earlysville, VA., Richard Lemere of Florham Park, NJ., Thomas Lemere of Arlington, Cynthia Lemere of Needham (Foundation for Neurologic Diseases), Nancy Lemere of Worcester, Michael Lemere of Mesa, AZ., and Robert Lemere of Boxborough. Grandmother of Andrew and Maggie Holden, Christopher and Thomas Dilger, and Nicholas, Kevin and Daniel Lemere. Sister of Gladys Von Fuchs of Cape Cod, and Lawrence Dentz and Grace Mullen both of NJ. Also survived by family friend, Anthony Aldrich, and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Visiting Thursday September 16th, 4:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Avenue (Route 111) ACTON. Funeral Mass Friday September 17th at 10:00 A.M. in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 89 Arlington Street, Acton, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Concord Road, Acton Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Scleroderma Foundation-N.E., 462 Boston Street # 1-1, Topsfield, MA 01983, or to Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741. www.actonfuneralhome.com

Published in Boston Herald on September 14, 2010

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Dr. Cynthia Lemere
48 Avon Circle
Needham, MA 02494 

 

September 8, 2010

TOPSFIELD — Mrs. Lena (Clement) Massa, 91, of Topsfield died Sept. 8 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Haverhill Ma. on February 24, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lena (Melanson) Clement. Mrs. Massa was a resident of Lynn for many years and Peabody for forty years before moving to Topsfield eight years ago. Her passion for designing and sewing left many with fond memories of her outstanding talent. Her creativity and expertise in the kitchen left everyone wanting more…..and the “mystery” recipes. She also expressed herself with short poems which she shared with her family.

She was the wife of the late Bernard A. Massa and is survived by her four children Lorraine Card of VA, James Massa of Colorado, William Massa and his wife Lucy Massa - CSD & C&C) of Topsfield and Linda Massa of Florida, one grandson Jason Massa of Concord NH, and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Robert, Arthur, George, Albert, Charles, Paul and Marjorie Massa and Beatrice Ouellette.

Service Information: Funeral services are private and under the direction of St. Laurent Funeral Home 554 Western Ave Lynn.
 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Lucy Massa
94 Surrey Ln
Topsfield, MA 01983

 

September 8, 2010


BEVERLY — Kenneth E. Swinson, 79, husband of Stacia (Kologziej) Swinson (former TelSales Rep), with whom he shared 27 years of marriage, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 at Beverly Hospital.

Son of the late Ludwig and Leah (McCarthy) Swinson, Kenneth was born and raised in Gloucester and was a graduate of Gloucester High School. He also served in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1955.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Kathy Williams and her husband David of Gloucester and Karen MacIntosh and her husband Edward of Gloucester; one brother, Harold Swinson and his wife Virginia of Gloucester; three sisters, Edith Hildonen of Gloucester, Phyllis LeVie of Gloucester, and Mary Lane and her husband Raymond of Hudson, Fla.; one grandchild, Nathan Williams; and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Howard Swinson and sister, Gloria Madruga.

ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Margaret's Church, 672 Hale St., Beverly Farms on Friday at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will be in Saint Mary's Cemetery in Salem. There are no visiting hours. Memorial contributions may be made in Kenneth's name to Saint Margaret's Church, 672 Hale St., Beverly, MA 01915. Arrangements made by the Campbell-Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Stacia Swinson
7 Driscoll Ln
Beverly, MA 01915

 

 

September 7, 2010

Henry Francis Bailey, Jr., 88 of Lowell, died Tuesday evening, September 7, 2010, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Patricia (Campbell) Bailey and they celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary this year.

Born in Coblenz Germany, the son of the late Henry F. Bailey, Sr. and the late Elisabeth (Gunther) Bailey, he was a graduate of Methuen High School and attended Northeastern University in Boston.

A US Army Veteran of World War II, he served in the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He participated in battles and campaigns across Europe, to include, Normandy, the Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge) and Rhineland for which he received battle stars and campaign ribbons including the Bronze Star. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Walker Rogers Post 662 in Lowell.

Before retiring in 1984, Mr. Bailey was a Sales Representative with NYNEX (New England Telephone Co. in Lowell YP and Boston North YP crews for more than 20 years. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons William P. Bailey and his wife Kathleen Meehan-Bailey of Lowell and Thomas J. Bailey and his wife Kathleen of Wilmington, NC; three granddaughters Amanda Bailey and Leah Bailey of Lowell and Kaitlin Bailey of Wilmington, NC and several nieces and nephews

He was the brother of the late Francis Bailey.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST, LOWELL from 4 t0 8 P.M. Friday. His funeral will take place from the funeral home Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock followed by a Funeral Mass at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 9:30 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Greater Lowell; 336 Central Street, Lowell, MA 01852. E-condolence/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Directors John W. Crane and James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978 or 866)458-8768.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Patricia Bailey
11 Manning Dr
Lowell, MA 01851

 

 

September 4, 2010

Virginia Barton, 82

Fought racism with soft voice and gentle smile

LYNN - When a group of Gordon College students wanted to study the history of Lynn’s minority population, they had the privilege of learning from someone who not only knew it, but lived it.

Sometimes as many as 20 of those students would gather in Virginia Barton’s living room, sitting on the floor and literally learning at her feet. They listened to her stories and asked her questions. And they invariably left with significantly more knowledge than when they arrived.

Gordon acknowledged her invaluable contributions to the college in 2006 when it dedicated Barton Hall, a new residence hall in downtown Lynn for students participating in the Gordon in Lynn program. It was the latest in a series of honors bestowed on Mrs. Barton, recognizing a lifetime of dignified advocacy.

“Everything she did, she did in a gentle way,” said her son, Gordon “Buzzy” Barton. “She was always able to get her points across without being demeaning or belligerent.”

Mrs. Barton died at home Sunday after a lengthy illness. She was 82. A lifelong resident of Lynn, Virginia (Smith) Barton was born May 9, 1928. She attended Connery Elementary, Cobbet Junior High and Classical High, graduating in 1946. She took courses at Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, Salem State and UMass Boston.

Mrs. Barton worked from 1965-73 as a neighborhood and education coordinator for Lynn Economic Opportunity. She then spent more than 20 years as a Title I parent coordinator with Lynn Public Schools, retiring in 1995.

Throughout her life, Mrs. Barton worked tirelessly to combat racial and social injustice. She was a co-founder, president, treasurer and co-executive director of the Community Minority Cultural Center. She also served as president of the North Shore branch of the NAACP, co-chair of Citizens Against Racism and a board member of the Greater Lynn Racial Harmony Committee.

Mrs. Barton had experienced racism first-hand. In 1963 when a fire devastated her home, forcing the family to split up, she had difficulty finding new housing. In another instance, she had an art scholarship rescinded when those awarding it learned she was African-American.

Yet through the obstacles faced by her and those for whom she advocated, Mrs. Barton persevered, always with a smile.

She was once described in a Daily Item story as “A woman who has done more in the battle against racism and injustice than anyone in the city and has ‘fought’ with the most unlikely weapons — a gentle smile and soft voice.”

“She felt it was OK to disagree, but you don’t have to be disagreeable,” said her daughter, Patricia Barton. “She was very inclusive. She cared deeply about socioeconomic issues that affect all people.”

Mrs. Barton earned a host of accolades, including: the Jim Mountain Award from the Mass. Department of Education; the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Florence Luscomb Women’s Center at Salem State; the Clara Barton Humanitarian Award from the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay; the Distinguished Service Award from the Yankee Clipper Council of the Boy Scouts of America; and the Sallie Hacker Award from the Lynn Museum & Historical Society.

In addition to her son, Buzzy, and daughter, Patricia, Mrs. Barton is survived by her daughters, Barbara Barton, Roberta "Birdie" Davis, Donna Barton, Paulette Hartwell and Carol Brown, all of Lynn; six grandchildren, Pamela Wilkins, Michael Wilkins, Brooke Davis, Antoinette (Mia) Hartwell, James Smith and Oren Wright; eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Taylor of Lynn and Barbara Smith of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

She was the wife of the late Gordon “Bumps” Barton, the mother of the late Lori Wilkins Holliday and the sister of the late Marion Bradley and Warren Smith.

Service Information: A funeral service for Mrs. Barton will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 74 South Common St., Lynn. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 3-7 p.m. at Solimine, Landergan & Richardson Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt. 129), Lynn.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Barton’s memory may be made to Bethel AME Church, 72 Silsbee St., Lynn, MA, 01901, or the Virginia Barton Scholarship Fund, c/o Eastern Bank, 195 Market St., Lynn, MA 01901. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com
 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Roberta Davis
9 Brook St.
Lynn, MA 01902

Paulette Hartwell
196 Locust St., #603
Lynn, MA 01904

 

 

 

 

August 31, 2010

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine — Elliott E. Saunders Jr., 66, of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, formerly Salem, died Tuesday evening, Aug. 31, 2010, following a brief illness.

He was born May 16, 1944 in Salem, a son of late Elliott and Estelle (DelGardo) Saunders Sr. and graduated from Salem High School.

Elliott married Gale-Ann M. Hendricks Saunders(worked in CSD and Accounts Payable) on July 22, 2000 in Salem. They retired to Old Orchard Beach in 2003, after vacationing there for many years.

He worked as a drywaller in Salem for over 25 years before retiring in 2003. Following retirement, Elliott worked with Whitehall Corp., maintaining the buildings, restaurants and shops in downtown Old Orchard Beach for several years.

He was a lifelong Celtics fan and was a former basketball and softball player and enjoyed his time coaching women's softball. Elliott was an avid fisherman, especially fishing off the Maine and Massachusetts Coasts. He also enjoyed playing pool at The Whaler, Old Orchard Beach.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Carol Saunders Graves and Sandra Saunders, and two brothers, John Chester Saunders and Sidney Saunders. Elliott is survived by his wife of 10 years, Gale-Ann M. Saunders of Old Orchard Beach, formerly Salem; two daughters, Christine Pruitt of Salem, Lori-Jean Vanne of Corvalis, Ore.; two sons, David Vanne of Beverly, Jason Vanne and his wife Joanne of Danvers; one brother and sole surviving sibling, Bruce Saunders; seven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial visitation will be held 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010 at Cathedral Pines Funeral Home, Old Orchard Beach. Arrangements are by Cathedral Pines Funeral Home, 156 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach, Maine 04064. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.

Expression of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Gail-Ann Saunders
6 Stackpole Dr
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064

  

August 31, 2010

 

IPSWICH — Carol (Sarcia) Hoy, 62, of Ipswich, beloved wife of Stanley J. Hoy, and loving mother of Noelle (Hoy) Phillips, passed away August 31, 2010 at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Daughter of Suzanne (Noel) Sarcia and the late Charles Sarcia, Carol was born in Cambridge and spent her early years in the West End of Boston before her family moved to Lynn where she met the love of her life Stanley, in the eighth grade.  She graduated from Lynn English in 1966 and went on to earn her degree from the Chandler School for Women, in Boston.  Carol and Stanley were married in 1969.

In 1982 they moved from Lynn to Topsfield where they lived for 15 years before settling in Ipswich.  Carol enjoyed cooking, gardening and oil painting.  She worked for the town of Topsfield as an assistant assessor for 25 years before her recent retirement.

She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Stanley J. Hoy of Ipswich, her mother Suzanne Sarcia of Lynn, daughter Noelle Hoy Phillips and her husband Paul of Chelmsford, her brothers Charles Sarcia of Lynn, Richard Sarcia of Georgetown, Gary Sarcia of Ipswich, her sisters Lorraine Sarcia of Revere, Jacqueline Sarcia of Lynn and Sandra DeAmelio of Boxford as well as many nieces and nephews.

Service Information: Family and friends may call on Tuesday September 7th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown, MA 01833. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday September 8th at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Church in Ipswich. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Ste. B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. To leave on-line condolences or for directions to the funeral home please visit, www.contefuneralhomes.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Jackie Sarcia
402 Eastern Ave
Lynn, MA 01902

  

August 23, 2010


Whitney, Janice Allen (Crooks) 52 of Salem, Ma and formerly of East Providence passed away peacefully on August 23, 2010 after a long illness.

She was born in Providence a daughter of Wallace and Jane (Carmody) Crooks of East Providence.

Janice was a graduate of East Providence High School and St. Mary's of Notre Dame. She worked in management at Verizon for many years.

Besides her parents she is survived by her two sons, Michael and Stephen Whitney, and her sister Marilyn Banigan and her husband Philip.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 A.M. in St. Martha Church, Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial will be private. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Crohns Disease Research Foundation, 280 Hillside Ave. Needham, Ma. 02494 would be deeply appreciated. Arrangements by the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Crooks
89 Plymouth St.
East Providence, RI 02914

  

August 21, 2010
 

DeANGELIS - Ann Marie (nee Mays) August 29, 2010, age 51; loving mother of John (Shelly), Thomas, April M. DeAngelis and "Hannah" her devoted lab; beloved daughter of Dorothy T. (nee Neu) and the late Arthur E. Mays; dear sister of Dr. Arthur (Billie Jean) Mays, Jo Ann "Jody" Faleski, Mary Arlene Worral, John Mays and Karen Lynn (Wayne) Kear; also survived by six nieces and nephews. The family will be present on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Urban-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 7540 Clinton St., Elma. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday from Annunciation Church at 10 AM. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ann Marie's name to Hospice Buffalo Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga 14227. Ann Marie was an employee of Catholic Health Systems for the last seven years. Share your condolences at www.AMIGONE.com.
 

Published in the Buffalo News from September 1 to September 2, 2010

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Jody Faleski

58 Southpoint Drive

Lancaster, NY 14086

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July 7, 2010

 

Mrs. Joan Lee Welenc, 77, of Summerville, South Carolina, formerly of Rowley and Danvers, beloved wife of the late Edmund Welenc, died unexpecedly, Wednesday evening July 7, 2010 at Summerville Medical Center in Summerville, South Carolina.

Born in Billerica, she was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody High School.

Mrs. Welenc began her professional career as a Teacher’s Aid with the Danvers Public School System. She spent the majority of her professional time with the former NYNEX- Information Resources Company, until the time of her retirement.

Joan was a long time resident of the Town of Danvers prior to moving to Rowley and more recently she resided in Summerville, South Carolina. She was a member of the Red Hatters and had a true love of family.

Joan is survived by her daughters, Diane Ouellette and her husband Gary of Groveland and Joanne “Jodi” Farrell and her husband Kevin of Groveland, her sons, Michael Welenc of Raymond, N.H., Thomas Welenc and his wife Desiree of Raymond, N.H. and Brian Welenc of Summerville, South Carolina, seventeen grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late James Welenc and sister of the late Shirley, James and Kenneth French.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held in the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St., (Rte 62) Danvers, Monday at 11 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday from 2 to 5 P.M. For more information, inquire at 978-774-6600. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Joan’s memory to the M.U.S.C. Children’s Hospital, 169 Ashley Ave. Charleston, SC. 29425.   

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Diane G. Ouellette
26 Ashcroft Ter
Groveland, MA 01834 

 

 

July 6, 2010

Polly (Pappas) Player, 93, longtime resident  of Juniper Street, Ipswich, and the wife of the late Gordon C. Player, died Tuesday July 6, 2010 in the Port  Healthcare Center, Newburyport following her long illness.

Born in Ipswich April 17, 1917 daughter of the late George M. and Annie (Katchevelis) Pappas, she was raised in Ipswich, a 1934 graduate of the former Manning High School.

Married in 1941, she and her late husband owned and operated the Player Trucking Company, the  P & A  package store and later the A.J. Barton Monument Company all of Ipswich.

Mrs. Player was lifelong member of the Greek Orthodox Church in Ipswich and was a member of the Eastern Order of the Eastern Star. She was a Past Matron of the Heard Chapter #94, and Past Deputy Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of Massachusetts Eastern Star. 

She is survived by a son, Gordon C. Player, Jr., a daughter, Pollyann LePage and her husband Philip, four grandchildren, Matthew J. LePage of CA, Ashley E. Sotiropoulos of Ipswich, Christopher A. Player  of VT and Nicholas L. Player of Ipswich, and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by two nephews, George Pappas  and  James Pappas both of Rowley, nieces Janet Squires of Georgetown and Katherine Anderson of Lowell, and sister-in-law and dear friend Julie (Pappas) Burke of Georgetown. She was predeceased by her brothers Michael Pappas and Nicholas Pappas both formerly of Ipswich; sisters Julia Adelson formerly of Holyoke, Katherine Abell formerly of FL and  Helen Pappas formerly of MI.

Her funeral service will be held Friday July 9, 10 am graveside in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 6, Ipswich, MA 01938.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Polly LePage
20 Juniper St.
Ipswich, MA 01938 

 

June 24, 2010

Virginia A. (Mitchell) Hammond
Born: August 08, 1921
Died: June 24, 2010
Services:  Funeral services will be held privately for the immediate family, and burial will be observed privately by the family at the North Beverly Cemetery.Virginia A. (Mitchell) Hammond, 88, beloved wife of Henry Eliot Hammond, passed away peacefully at home in her sleep on Thursday, June 24th, 2010. She and Eliot were fortunate enough to have celebrated 66 wonderful years of marriage together, and were completely dedicated to one another and their family. Virginia was the mother of Cheryl H. Thomas of Peabody, Dexter E. Hammond of Beverly, and Kimberly G. Donahue of Danvers.

Born in Beverly, she was the daughter of the late Edward F. and Rachel H. (Woodman) Mitchell. She attended and graduated from Beverly High School in 1938. She lived most of her life in Beverly, spending 64 years at her home on Brimbal Ave. She and Eliot spent their time traveling between their homes in Beverly, Gilford, NH, and Clermont, Fla. 

She was a member of the Church in the Cove in Beverly. She was also a member of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution, and former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She and Eliot spent a great deal of time and enjoyed traveling. Together they visited Spain, Morocco, Alaska, England, Scotland, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Canada, Bermuda, and the Bahamas, in addition to visiting many of the states here in the United States. She loved to knit, spend time with her children, and grandchildren, and never missed watching any of her favorite soap operas. 

She was the sister of the late Rodney F. Mitchell and Wayne I. Mitchell, both of Beverly. 

Funeral services will be held privately for the immediate family, and burial will be observed privately by the family at the North Beverly Cemetery. Information, directions, and condolences may be obtained at www.campbellfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to either the Church in the Cove, 167 Hale St. Beverly, MA, or the American Diabetes Association. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to either the Church in the Cove, 167 Hale St. Beverly, MA, or the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Kimberly Donahue
111 Abington Rd
Danvers, MA 01923

 

 

June 21, 2010

JARONCYK, John Newburyport, MA passed away Monday, June 21, 2010. John was born June 24, 1935 in Glen Cove, Long Island NY. He joined the Navy a week before his 16th birthday and sailed around the world. He served during the Korean Conflict. After an industrial accident, John became a foster parent working with teenaged young men in crisis. He provided emergency shelter for more than 130 teens and was recognized by the State of MA for his exceptional service. John was predeceased by his wife of 25 years, Mary Barbuti with whom he had five children. He is survived by his wife Ann (Sherar) Jaroncyk, with whom he just celebrated 12 years of marriage and by his children Denise Proto and Bob Fritz, Ted Jaroncyk and wife Jill, Stephanie Harris and Kevin Trodden, John Jaroncyk and wife Katherine, Christopher Jaroncyk and wife Judy. He is also survived by his stepsons Michael Sherar, Erik Sherar and wife Sarah and stepdaughter Sharon Freeman and husband Peter and his sister Margaret Langhorn. He was predeceased by his parents Anna and Teddy Jaroncyk and his sister Annabelle Licata. He is also survived by 6 grandsons, Daniel, Michael, Connor, Cory, Andrew, Matthew and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 pm at the Twomey - LeBlanc & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High Street, Newburyport, MA 01950. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday 10:30 AM at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Newburyport, MA. Burial will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn, MA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830 or to the Korean War Veteran's Memorial Foundation, 10301 McKinstry Mill Road, New Windsor, MD, 21776. To leave on-line condolences or for directions to the funeral home, or other needed information please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com

Published in The Boston Globe on June 23, 2010

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Ann Jaroncyk
6 Woodman Way #303
Newburyport, MA 01950

 

June 14, 2010


Irene Johnson of Mendham died suddenly on June 14, 2010 at New York Presbyterian Hospital. 

Born in Queens, NY she was raised in Wayne, NJ.
 
Irene received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Microbiology from Rutgers University in 1981 and her MBA from Boston College in 1994. She spent her entire career managing clinical trials for life-enhancing medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs. Irene worked on many successful trials including the first Left Ventricular Assist Device introduced by ThermoCardio Systems in 1992 and subsequent projects at Johnson & Johnson and Bayer Pharmaceuticals. 

Her family will remember her as a loving wife, mother and daughter who laughed easily, screamed at horror movies, enjoyed traveling, and knew her way around the kitchen especially during holidays and special occasions. 

Irene is the daughter of Nickolai and Valentina Komrovsky of Wayne. Irene was preceded in death by her mother. Her remaining family includes her husband Raymond Johnson, two daughters Kelsey and Allie and her father Nickolai. Her brother Boris Komrovsky , his wife Cindy, Irene's niece Natalie and her nephew Alex all reside in Cleveland, OH. 

Friends and family are welcomed to visit Bailey Funeral Home (baileyfuneralhomes.com) at 8 Hilltop Road, Mendham, NJ on Thursday from 7-9pm and Friday from 2-4 & 7-9pm. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 10:30 am at St. Joseph Church, 6 West Main Street, Mendham. Interment will follow mass at Hilltop Cemetery, Hilltop Road, Mendham. A reception will be held for all following the services on Saturday.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. Ray Johnson
15 Langford Drive
Mendham, NJ 07945-3217

 

 

June 11, 2010


NAPOLI, Lucille R. Of Medford, June 10. Cherished daughter of Pauline (Bono) and the late Anthony Napoli. Beloved sister of Lillian Napoli, Pauline Napoli, Gus Napoli and his wife Donna all of Medford. Devoted aunt of Marc Napoli and his wife Vanessa. A funeral mass was offered in Immaculate Conception Church, Saturday June 12th followed by burial at Oak Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by the Dello Russo Family Funeral Home, 306 Main Street, Medford, MA 02155, www.dellorusso.net.

Published in The Boston Globe on June 13, 2010

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Lillian Napoli
106 Third Street
Medford, MA 02155

 

 

May 18, 2010

Fiatarone, Jean E. (Kirk) Worked in NYPS Publishing)Of East Boston, May 18. Beloved wife of the late James A. Fiatarone Sr. Mother of James A. Fiartarone Jr. and his wife Judy of Millis. Grandmother of Laura and Michael Fiatarone. Sister of Alice Oldham of NC, Rita Pizzi of East Boston and the late Ruth O’Brien, Hazel Fitzpatrick, Irene Rotondi, James and Buddy Kirk. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] EAST BOSTON Monday morning, May 24, 2010 at 10. Funeral Mass in the Most Holy Redeemer Church, 72 Maverick St., East Boston at 11 o’clock. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday afternoon, May 23, 2010, 2 -5. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory to EverCare Hospice 950 Winter St., Waltham, MA 02451 would be appreciated. Indoor parking and entrance available from 340 Bremen St.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. & Mrs. James Fiatarone 
112 Dover Rd
Millis, MA 02054

  

May 10, 2010

 

MARBLEHEAD - Elsie L. (Rose) Robinson of Marblehead, MA, mother of four, grandmother of 11, and beloved wife of Francis Robinson, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 10th at age 85, surrounded by her loving family.

Surviving her are her husband, Francis Robinson of Marblehead, her children, Gary Robinson of California, Suzan Franks and husband Ric of Hernando, Florida, Marida Osborne of Marblehead, Kristin Robinson and husband Paul Donovan of Peabody, MA, and eleven grandchildren, Mollie Powers of California, Robinson Smith of Hudson, NH, Jaimisen Franks of Nashua, NH, Justin Franks of Orlando, FL, Chad, Kari, Ben and Taylor Osborne of Marblehead and Matthew, Hannah and Ryan Donovan of Peabody, MA.

Born in Kansas City, MO, raised in Winthrop and Lynn, she graduated from Lynn English High School in 1943 and resided in Marblehead for over 60 years. Elsie was a co-owner and chef of the Bide-A-Wee Restaurant in Marblehead and worked in the accounting department at the New England Telephone Company in Salem and Lynn, retiring in 1987.

Elsie had many interests and particularly loved reading, gardening, cooking, and was famous for her blueberry pie. A tremendous lover of the arts, her creative talents led her to explore many artistic mediums and encouraged the arts in her children and grandchildren. In addition, Elsie enjoyed going to her summer home in Maine and traveling with her husband. She was a warm, loving wife, encouraging mother, wonderful grandmother, and a lifelong friend to so many. She will be truly missed by all who loved her.

Service Information: A memorial service will be held at the Old North Church, 35 Washington Street, Marblehead on Friday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elsie’s memory to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923. Arrangements by the Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, Marblehead, 781-631-0076. For online guestbook and directions, please visit www.eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. Francis Robinson
23 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA 01945

 

May 8, 2010

Michael J. Kennedy, 58, loving husband of Candis Kennedy, passed away at home on Saturday May 8, 2010 after a brief battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family.

Born on August 7, 1951, he was the beloved son of the late Leo J. Kennedy Jr. and Pauline Kennedy of Lynn. Mike grew up in Lynn and spent his entire life there. He graduated from Lynn English and went on to study business at Bentley College. A true entrepreneur at heart, Mike opened a successful real estate company, Kennedy Realty, in 1978. He later focused his career on appraisals and had operated Kennedy Appraisal since 1992. He was an extremely hard worker and will be remembered as his family's provider and "go-to-guy."

An avid golfer, Mike was a longtime member of Gannon Golf Course. He also enjoyed fishing with his two sons on many trips to Maine. He loved spending time with his family and planning vacations for them. They have many fond memories from their family home on Lake Ossippee. In the nineties, Mike was actively involved in Lynn youth sports and enjoyed coaching Little League. He will be fondly remembered as an ever positive, life loving, caring man. 

He is survived by: his wife, Candis (Cahill) Kennedy of Lynn, with whom he shared nearly 35 years of marriage; two sons, Michael R. Kennedy and Brendan J. Kennedy of Saugus; one daughter, Jamie Kennedy of Wilmington, NC; his mother Pauline Kennedy of Lynn; a brother James Kennedy of Kirkland, WA; a nephew David Kennedy of Bellevue, WA; and many dear relatives and friends. 

His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9:30am from the Solimine Landergan & Richardson Funeral Home, 67 Ocean Street (RTE1A), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Service at 10:30am in St. Pius V Church. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hour's Tuesday 4-8pm. Memorial donations may be made to The Jimmy Fund 10 Brookline Pl. West Brookline, MA 02445-7226.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Candis Kennedy
84 Fellsmere St
Lynn, MA 01904

 

May 2, 2010


LYNN-Mrs. Lorette F. (Bourgeois) Bourque, age 89, of Lynn, died peacefully on Sunday in the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a brief illness. She was the wife William A. Bourque, with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Antoine and Alma (Gauvain) Bourgeois. She was raised in Canada and has lived in Lynn since 1958.

A homemaker, Mrs. Bourque had also worked for Wayne Manufacturing in Lynn many years ago. She was a communicant of the former St. Jeans Parish, and of St. Mary’s Parish in Lynn. She enjoyed beano, music, singing and dancing. For over 15 years, Mrs. Bourque enjoyed spending time every day at the PACE Program in Lynn. Remembered as a wonderful mother, her family was her greatest joy.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons; Leo Bourque and his wife Lisa and Louis Bourque and his wife Donna, all of Lynn; four daughters; Joanne Gallagher and her husband Jack of Lynn; Lucille Massa (worked in CSD) and her husband Bill of Topsfield, Jacqueline Heuston and her husband Ed of Middleton, and Janice Flynn (worked in CSD) and her husband Jim of Peabody; one brother; Gus Bourgeois and his wife Leona; two sisters; Anese Landry and Rosanne LeBlanc five grandchildren; Jeffrey, Melissa, Lauren, Ashley and Christine; three great-grandchildren; Jessica, Kaitlyn and Andrew; and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Rheal “Ralph” Bourque and sister of the late Alban and Antoine Bourgeois; Mary, Alice and Irma Gaudet and Terese and Doris LeBlanc.

Service Information: Her funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Lynn at 10:30 a.m. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Those who prefer may make donations to Kaplan Family Hospice House c/o Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or PACE Program, 62 Market St., Lynn, MA 01901. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com


Expressions of sympathy may  be sent to:

Mrs. Janice Flynn
5 Stratis Way
Peabody, MA 01960

Mrs. Lucy Massa
94 Surrey Lane
Topsfield, MA  01983

 

 

April 27, 2010

Gayle (Jones) Green, 72, of Auburn, sister of Dick Jones, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2010 in UMASS Memorial Healthcare.


Calling hours will be held Friday, April 30th from 5:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m in MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester. Funeral Services will be held May 1st at 10:30 a.m in the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury. Gayle's full obituary will appear in Friday's edition of the Telegram.

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette on April 29, 2010

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. Richard Jones
2 Meadowbrook Dr.
Barrington, RI 02806

 

April 24, 2010

BEVERLY - Elizabeth Mary Marley, 87, daughter of the late Daniel J. and Margaret T. (Daunt) Murphy, died Saturday, April 24, 2010 at St. Joseph Nursing Care Center in Dorchester.

Born in Beverly, a graduate of Beverly High School, she was raised in Beverly Farms and lived here all her life. She was employed with New England Telephone (YP Directory-CSD) for over 20 years and retired in 1991.

Surviving her are one son, Eugene R. "Gene" Marley III and his partner Michael Connery of Dorchester. She was the sister of the late John, Daniel Jr. and Eugene Murphy.

ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 253 Cabot St., Beverly on Tuesday, April 27 at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will be in Beverly Farms Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her memory to Rosie's Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Roxbury, MA 02118-4004. Arrangements by Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. Eugene Marley
37 Tremlett St
Boston, MA 02124

 

 

April 18, 2010

Edmund J. Sheehan, Jr. of Stoneham formerly of Reading & Rockport, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2010 in Reading. He was 82 years of age.

Born in Medford, Edmund was the son of the late Elizabeth M. (Daly) Sheehan and Edmund J. Sheehan.

Edmund was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be missed by all.

Edmund "Mundo" Sheehan graduated from Malden Catholic in 1946. He served in the United States Navy from 1946-1948 as a seaman on the USS Witek. Returning from military service, he attended and graduated with a BA from Merrimack College in 1952 . Immediately upon graduation, he began a distinguished 40 year sales career with The New England Telephone Company . He was recognized for his outstanding sales achievement in 1982 when he was inducted into the New England Sales Hall of Fame. Retiring in 1992 as an executive of the NYNEX Company, Mundo continued with his passion for sales in the Real Estate business. During his retirement , he was a proud inductee into Malden Catholic Hall of Fame, Class of 1944, for hockey. Mundo will be remembered by so many for his love of his family, children and grandchildren, displayed by his constant presence in their lives. He loved to attend sporting and dancing events. Ed and his wife, Anne, cherished their 57 years together and the sharing of their love of family and friends. Ed was also presented with the "Celtic Cross Award for Courage" for his perseverance after suffering a stroke in 2001.

Edmund was the beloved husband of Anne H. (Hartin) Sheehan. Devoted father of Steve Sheehan and his wife Pam of Lexington, Brianne Duff and her husband John of Georgetown, Karen Bernard and her husband John of Winchester, Elizabeth Florentino and her husband Jim of West Roxbury, Lesley Sheehan of Stoneham, Patricia Fay and her husband Dick of Madbury, NH, Joseph Sheehan and his wife Erin of Winchester, Annemarie Baker and her husband Chris of Beverly. Cherished grandfather of Charles, Matthew and Amanda Sheehan, Johnathan, Ashleigh and T. Barrett Duff, Kailene, Christopher, Kelley, Courtney & Chaneigh Bernard, Lea, James, Robert, Gerard, Anthony Florentino, Anna Sheehan, Shannon, Morgan Fay, Madeline, Camille, Patrick Sheehan.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM Thursday at 9 am followed by a Funeral Mass celebrating Edmund’s life in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 10 am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share remembrances with the Family on Wednesday from 3-7 pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants will be available. Interment with Military Honors at Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Edmund J. Sheehan Jr. Scholarship Fund c/o Annemarie Sheehan Baker, 51 Putnam St. Beverly, MA 01915

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Anne Sheehan
64 Main St #55B
Stoneham, MA 02180

 

 

April 15, 2010

 

Rita A. (Motard) LeBlanc, of Salem, passed away April 15, 2010 in Beverly.  She was the wife of the late Captain Louis V. LeBlanc.

The daughter of the late Honora E. (Pelletier) and Octave Motard, Rita lived in Salem most of her life. She spent part of her later years in Danvers, Exeter, NH, and Beverly at Blueberry Hill Healthcare.  Rita was a communicant of St. Joseph Parish in Salem where she worked for many years as the secretary at the rectory and where she was a member of Les Dames de la Ste. Famille.  She also worked part-time for many years at Almy's Department Store in downtown Salem.  Rita was an avid Red Sox fan.  Many will remember her sunny smile and her willingness to pitch in to help others.

             She was the loving and devoted mother of Norman and his wife, Elaine, of Beverly; Estelle Coan and her husband Mark, of Peabody; Suzanne Corson and her husband, Bruce, of Exeter, NH; Daniel of Danvers; and Noreen Maher and her husband, Thomas, of Danvers. She was predeceased by her son, Paul R. LeBlanc, who succumbed to ALS in 2005.  In addition to her children, she leaves her grandchildren, Justin and Joelle, Mark and Michael, Jeffrey, Brian and Christine, PJ and Tara, Robert, Ashley, and Christian LeBlanc; Damian and Sarah, Christopher, and Tami Corson; Patrick Coan; Brandy Blackwelder; and Ryan, Alec, Connor, and Sean Maher; 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; her sisters, Jeannette Darisse of Beverly, Nora Casmir of Lititz, PA, and Cecile Motard of Salem; her brothers-in-law Norman and his wife, Theresa, of Beverly, and Roger and his wife, Lois, of Salem; sisters-in-law Marjorie and her husband, Thomas Hollow, of Boxford, Lucille and her husband, Roger Pooler, of Brewster, and Peggy LeBlanc of Salem. She was predeceased by her brother, Rosario (Rosie) Gagnon, and her sister, Theresa Desmarais.

             Her funeral will be held from the Berube and Sons Funeral Home 191 Lafayette St. (Rt.1A/114) Salem, Tuesday at 8 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in Ste. Anne's Church, Jefferson Ave. Salem at 9 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem.  Visiting hours are Monday from 4-8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St. Danvers, MA 01923.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Estelle Coan
19 Newcastle Rd
Peabody, MA 01960

 

April 9, 2010

 

Memorial for Debra Jean ''Debbie'' Dowling-Little
  Born in Salem, MA on Feb. 17, 1953
  Died Apr. 9, 2010 and resided in Lynn, MA.

  Visitation:Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010
  Service:Thursday, Apr. 15, 2010
  Cemetery:Swampscott Cemetery

Please click on the links above for locations, times, maps, and directions

Debra Jean "Debbie" Dowling- Little, age 57, of Lynn, died Friday, April 9, 2010, at her home, surrounded by her family, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was the wife of Phillip Little.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of Jean (Wood) Dowling, of Lynn, formerly of Swampscott, and the late James Dowling, and the step daughter of Robert Reed and his wife Stephanie, of NH. She was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School, class of 1970. She also received a Business Certificate from Marion Court Jr. College. Debbie had lived in Lynn for the majority of her life, but had also lived in Gloucester, Peabody, Revere, and Georgetown over the years.

She had worked as an Ad Placement Specialist for Verizon and Idearc (known as Supermedia) until her retirement after 20 years of service. She was a member of CWA, a volunteer at HAWK, and certified in Reki.

Debbie was loved by so many and will be sadly missed. She loved and enjoyed her children and grandchildren, shopping with her mom, camping, the ocean and reading. She was always willing to help anyone in need or lend an ear and only saw the best in everyone. Those who knew her only had wonderful things to say about Deb for the wonderful person she was.
In addition to her husband, and mother, she is survived by 2 sons Jason McCarthy and his wife Kim, of Ipswich, Peter Lovasco, and his wife Lynnette, of Beverly, a daughter Lisa Modugno, and her husband Robert, of Lynn, a sister Cheryl Kalil and her husband Bill, of NH, a brother David Dowling and his wife Nancy, of NH, 2 grandsons Kyle and Ryan Lovasco, 2 granddaughters Desiree Modugno and Katelynn Lovasco, a step brother James K. Dowling, 2 stepsisters Christine Brook, and Susan Dowling, all of Texas, 3 sisters in law Sheila Lacey, Tina Wattford, and Linda Buffalo, and 2 brothers in law Joseph and Gary Little. She was also the sister of the late James Dowling, and the granddaughter of the late James and Margaret Dowling, Everett and Gladys Wood, and Lawrence and Hazel Reed.

Her Funeral will be held on Thursday at 11am in the SOLIMINE LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME 426 BROADWAY (RTE129), LYNN. Burial will be in Swampscott Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hour's Wednesday 4-8pm. Donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102 Danvers, MA 01923.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. Philip Little
11 Birch St
Lynn, MA 01902

 

April 9, 2010

Memorial for Mary O'Donnell Fox

Born in Woburn, MA on May 29, 1938
Died Apr. 9, 2010 and resided in Danvers, MA.

Visitation:          Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010
Funeral Mass:   Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010
Cemetery:         Private

Mary H. (O'Donnell) Fox, age 71, of Danvers formerly of Nahant, died Friday, April 9, 2010, surrounded by her loving family at Radius Health Care in Danvers, after living with Alzheimer's Disease for the past ten years. She is lovingly remembered as "Nana Mary".
Born in Woburn on May 29, 1938 and raised in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Hubert and Mary (Slaney) O'Donnell. She was a longtime resident of Nahant before moving to Danvers in recent years. A graduate of Woburn High School, class of 1956 Mary retired from Nynex Yellow Pages Company in Middleton in 1995, following a career as an Executive Assistant for over twenty years.

Mary was a beautiful poetry writer, some of her work over the years was published in various articles and newspapers. An avid cross word puzzler, Mary loved to golf, dance and be with her family and friends. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a loving, sparkling personality and smile. She was a beautiful, warm and gentle person who will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and friend.

Mary was a member of the Woburn Drum and Bugle Corps, a Square Dancing group and the Nahant Red Hat Society.

Mary leaves behind her best friend and cherished companion of ten years, Leonard Ryan of Peabody; her children Cheryl Treacy and her husband Jimmy of North Andover, Lisa Romano and her husband Terry of Danvers, and her son Daniel Carey and his wife Yukie Carey of the Phillipines; four loving grandchildren Dylan and Connor Treacy of North Andover, and Lauren and Jenna Romano of Danvers; two step daughters, Nancy Fox of Arlington, VA and Jennifer Fox of Hindsdale, Ill.; brothers Sonny O'Donnell of Pepperell and Phillip O'Donnell and his wife Luci of Missouri; her dog, friend and companion, Rocky; several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her sister Rita Noonan, brother Junie O'Donnell and her first husband Dan Carey.
Her funeral will be held from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN & RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean St., Lynn on Wednesday at 10AM followed by a funeral mass in St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Nahant at 11AM. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4-8PM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in loving memory of Mary Fox's "Foxy Ladies" team for the Memory Walk for the Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Lisa Romano
46 Riverview Ave
Danvers, MA 01923

 

April 5, 2010

BEVERLY — Lorraine R. (Kelley) Courtney, 84, wife of the late Norris Patrick Courtney, died unexpectedly and peacefully at her home on Monday, April 5, 2010.

Born in Beverly, daughter of the late Paul and Louise (Theriault) Kelley, she lived in Beverly all her life. She was a graduate of Beverly High School, Class of 1943. Lorraine was an avid Red Sox fan. She loved animals, particularly her beagle "Casey." She loved spending time with her family, including her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Surviving her are five children, Thomas P. Donovan and his wife Gail of Beverly, Karen A. Donovan of Lynn, Patricia M. Saunders of Danvers, Richard F. Courtney and his wife Katherine of Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Carol Courtney-Oxford of Danvers; one brother, Paul Kelley and his wife Leah; five grandchildren, Scott M. Donovan of Lynnfield, Alison M. Saunders-Jones of Australia, Courtney J. Saunders of North Carolina, Eric P. Oxford of Danvers, and Kyle T. Donovan of Beverly; two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Kerry Donovan of Lynnfield. She is the mother of the late Daniel F. Donovan, who died in 2001. She is also the mother-in-law of the late Jeffrey W. Saunders; the sister of the late Lawrence Kelley and Dorothy Coults; and the sister-in-law of the late Ruth Modugno

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held at the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly on Friday, April 9 at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beverly. Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Beloved Mother to:

Tricia Saunders - retiree Admin Assistant, Billing -Middleton
19 Flint St.
Danvers, MA 01923                         

Karen Donovan retiree of Verizon
408 Broadway Unit 103
Lynn, MA 01904

Carol Courtney-Oxford current employee Verizon
133 Conant St.
Danvers, MA 01923

 

April 4, 2010


SAUGUS-Mrs. Jeanne A. (Viglione) Benson, 82 years, died on Sunday, April 4th at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.  She was the loving wife of Robert K. Benson on Saugus.

Born in Boston, raised in East Boston, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Anna (Merritt) Viglione.  She worked as a social worker and case manager for GLSS and had also worked at the former Sunday Post.  She was a member of the League of Women Voters and the Prayer Group and a Lector at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Saugus.  Mrs. Benson was a devoted homemaker and had been a resident of Saugus for 50 years.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Benson leaves two sons, Bruce McIntyre of Saugus and Robert K. Benson, Jr. of Lynn; two daughters, Patricia McCarthy of Tewksbury and Anne M. Benson of Saugus; seven grandchildren, Regina, Daryll and Christopher Benson, Shauna Stuppia, Jessica McIntyre, Meaghan and Jillian McCarthy; two sisters, Marie Neumeier and Patricia Benson.

Service Information: Funeral from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10:30 a.m.  Relatives & friends invited.  Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 p.m.  Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Lahey Clinic Harpley Fund, 41 Mall Rd., c/o Philanthropy, Burlington, MA 01803. For directions www.BisbeePorcella.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Maureen (Kostan) Benson
16 Hayes St
Lynn, MA 01905

 

April 7, 2010

MARTINEAU, Rev. Father Laurier J. M. Age 77, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Regina Cleri in Boston. He was born in Salem and ordained by Cardinal Cushing in 1959. Over his 50 years in the priesthood, he served at the following parishes: Sacred Heart, Brockton, St. Jean Evangeliste in Newton, St. Mary's in Marlboro as Pastor, St. Joseph in Waltham, St. Jean-Baptiste in Lynn as Pastor, St. John in Winthrop. He was also past chaplain of the National Guard and Brockton Fire Dept. He retired to Carmel Terrace in Framingham in 2004 and moved to Regina Cleri in Boston in 2009. He is survived by 5 brothers: Henry & Lucille of Clifton, NJ, Maurice, Bernard & Ginette, Jean-Guy & Marianne, Jean-Claude & Isabelle all of Salem, 4 sisters, Sister Irene, SASV of Dracut, Jeannine Francis and her husband Arthur of Salem, Annette O'Brien of Wellesley and Marie-Therese & Thomas Brien of Billerica. He is also survived by 30 nieces and nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and friends including his adopted family, James & Louise Tantillo of Brockton. Predeceased by his brothers, Joseph and Richard. His visiting hours on Friday, April 9, 2010 from 2 to 7 p.m. in Ste. Anne Church, 290 Jefferson Ave., Salem. His Funeral Mass will be on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Clergy Retirement and Disability Trust, 66 Brooks Dr., Braintree, MA 02184 or to the Sisters of the Assumption, 316 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA 01605-3634. Funeral arrangements are by the Levesque Funeral Home of SALEM. For additional information and guestbook, pleasevisit www.LevesqueFuneral.com

Published in The Boston Globe on April 9, 2010 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Jeannine Francis
242 Loring Ave
Salem, MA 01970

 

April 2, 2010


LYNN-Eva J. Tetrault, age 90, passed away Friday, April 2, 2010, at her home surrounded by her loving family after a lengthy illness.

A lifelong resident of Lynn, Eva was the wife of the late Ernest Tetrault with whom she shared 62 years of marriage, and the daughter of the late Stephen and Ella (Gallant) Mansfield. She was a Communicant of Sacred Heart Church.

Eva was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a grandmother who always had time for fun, and a proud great-grandmother. Spending time with her family was her greatest joy.

Surviving her are her four children, Jim Tetrault, and Linda Tetrault, who were her devoted caregivers, Betty Ann Hinds and her husband Tom, all of Lynn, and Richard Tetrault, of Harrington, Maine, four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Stephen, Walter, and Earl Mansfield.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the nurses and staff at All Care Hospice for the care and support given to their mother over the past 6 months.

Service Information: Her Funeral will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Solimine Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home 426 Broadway (RTE129), Lynn, followed by a Memorial Funeral Mass at 10am in Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Memorial visiting hour’s Wednesday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of Flowers donations may be made to All Care Hospice 16 City hall Square Lynn, MA 01901. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Linda Tetrault
61 N Federal St
Lynn, MA 01905

 

March 26, 2010 

DONNELLY, Joseph M. Of Jamaica Plain, formerly of Mission Hill, March 26, 2010. Beloved husband of Mary T. (Brennan) Donnelly. Loving father of Joseph and Anne Marie Donnelly of Quincy, Carol and Stephen Prone of Stoughton, John M. Donnelly of West Roxbury, Maureen and Peter Zacharia of Berlin and Steven and Sheila Donnelly of Marshfield. Devoted brother of James Donnelly of Wakefield, John Donnelly of North Attleboro, Catherine Machoki of Lynn, Mary T. Donnelly of Lynn and the late Thomas, William and Robert Donnelly. Also survived by nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home 1803 Centre St., West Roxbury, on Tuesday, March 30th at 9:00am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Mission Church) 1545 Tremont St., Boston at 10:00am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Monday from 4:00 - 8:00pm. Interment Mt. Benedict Cemetery. Joe was best known for his oil company, Donnelly and Son Oil, he was a Navy Veteran WWII and a member of the American Legion, Post 076 Forest Hills. www.lawlerfuneralhome.com Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home 617-323-5600

 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mary Donnelly
42 Catalina Road
Lynn, MA 01905 

 

March 24, 2010 

Helen Jasniewski, a retired Insurance Company secretary, passed away suddenly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on March 24th after being stricken in her home, she was 75 years of age. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter the late Walter and Helen (Halko) Jasniewski.  When she was a small child her family returned to Chelsea and Helen made her home in Chelsea for the rest of her life, she attended St. Stanislaus Elementary School and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She worked as a secretary for many years for the Employees Group Insurance Company which was located in Boston.

Her Funeral will begin from the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home 157 Washington Ave. Chelsea on Monday, March 29th, at 8:00 A.M.  Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Stanislaus Church 163 Chestnut St. Chelsea at 9:00 A.M.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Visiting hours will be held at the Anthony Memorial on Sunday from 3 - 7 P.M.

Helen was the dear sister of Ronald Jasniewski and his wife Davina of Rochester, New Hampshire, Walter Jasniewski and his wife Mary Jasniewski of Sumner, Maine and Robert Jasniewski of Chelsea.

Expressions of Sympathy may be sent to

Jaki & Mary Jasniewski
PO Box 67
Sumner, ME  04292

 

March 21, 2010

SEABROOK, N.H. — William E. Dawson, 78, husband of Sandra J. (Bertone) Dawson (formerly worked in Credit and Collections), died Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Born in Beverly, son of the late Elmer and Alice (Grigas) Dawson, he lived in Beverly most of his life and in Seabrook, N.H. for the past 10 years. Mr. Dawson was a graduate of Beverly High School, Claude H. Patten Trade School, Class of 1951. He was a wood pattern maker and was employed at Beverly Pattern for 25 years and Santin Engineering in Beverly for seven years and was retired.

Mr. Dawson was a former member of the Beverly Lodge of Elks, serving as an Esquire. He was also a member of the Franco American Club, the Italian Community Center, a member of RC Model Club and Trowt Unlimited Club. Mr. Dawson was an avid hunter and enjoyed travelling and fishing trips to the Caribbean Islands, especially Aruba.

Surviving him in addition to his wife are two sons, Jeffrey S. Dawson and his wife Lenora of Rowley, and William E. Dawson Jr. and his wife Eleanor of West Newbury; one daughter, Debra A. Dawson of Danvers; one sister, Patricia Davenport and her husband Robert of Rowley; one granddaughter, Danielle D. Yagjian and her husband Jared of Groveland; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Guy and Sonny Dawson, Barbara, Alice LaPointe, and Joan Ranieri.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours at the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly (North Beverly location) on Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Contributions may be made in his memory to Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC), 64 Holten St., Danvers, MA 01923. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Sandra Dawson
111 State Rte 286 # 74
Seabrook, NH 03874

 

March 19, 2010 

Janis A. Light of Malden, (formerly worked in YP). March 19. Dear sister of Marcia L. Russian of Malden. Loving Aunt of Wesley Coombs of NH & Kevin Coombs of Jamaica Plain. Daughter of the late Charles & Doris (Isaacson) Light. A memorial visitation will be held in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS, Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128. For directions & guest book www.BisbeePorcella.com

Published in The Boston Globe on March 21, 2010

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Marcia Russian
51 Oliver St
Malden, MA 02148

 

March 17, 2010
 

MANZO, George T. Of Peabody formerly of Revere, March 17. Survived by his life partner Joanne A Piselli (formerly worked in IT) of Wakefield. Brother of Richard A. Manzo & his wife Tammy of NH and the late Carol A. Giberti. Uncle of Kristen Richard, Kory & Kevin Giberti & Richard W. Manzo. Funeral from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., WAKEFIELD, Monday at 9a.m followed by a funeral Mass in St. Florence Church, 47 Butler Ave., Wakefield at 10a.m. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Interment Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of MA, 11 Vanderbilt Ave., Suite 105, Norwood, MA 02062. For obit/directions/guestbook, www.mcdonaldfs.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Ms. Joanne Piselli
9 Farm Street
Wakefield, MA 01880

 

 

February 26, 2010

 

We just learned that one of our long-time Directory Alumni members passed away. Clem Cormier
of Lewiston, ME died on February 26, 2010. 

His long-time pal Joe Conley wrote:

I'm sorry to inform you that my long-time pal Clem Cormier (former YP Salesman in Maine area) died on February 26th.  He had been in an assisted living facility for a month.  He had a couple of problems so they aren't sure what caused his death.  He was 85 years old.  I'm doing OK. Had my 85th birthday on February 14.  My wife and I looking forward to spending the summer at our shack in Kennebunkport.

Sincerely,

Joe Conley. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Margery Cormier
5 Rosewood Avenue
Lewiston, ME 04240

 

February 21, 2010

 

BEVERLY - Muriel G. Henderson, 82, died peacefully in her home on Sunday, February 21. Born in Somerville, Massachusetts she was the daughter of the late William & Rose (Studley) Grace. She was the loving wife of the late Fred Clark Henderson.

Muriel worked at Nynex YP in Lynn for 26 years before her retirement. She enjoyed her home and loved being around her family. Her favorite pastime was watching television. She also enjoyed spending time with friends, traveling and an occasional trip to the casinos. Muriel was a wonderful mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. She had a heart of gold and was loved by all who knew her. Along with her family, she will be sorely missed by her close friends and neighbors.

Muriel is survived by her daughter, Donna Bertolon and her husband Henry of Beverly, a son, Michael Henderson of Kensington, New Hampshire, three grandchildren, Jennifer, Alyssa and John Bertolon and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her adored cat, “Little One.” She was predeceased by five sisters, Mildred Amerault, Madeline Harrington, Hilda Barry, Marguerite Novak and Vera Evans and one brother, Arthur Grace.

Service Information: A Funeral Service will be held at the Second Congregational Church, 35 Conant Street, Beverly, on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. At the request of the family there are no visiting hours. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Lung Association460 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA 02451-1991 or the The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) 520 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Donna Bertolon
245 Dodge St
Beverly, MA 01915 

  

February 10, 2010

Bernice A. Langlois, 82 Retired Verizon Yellow Pages employee


MARBLEHEAD - Bernice A Langlois, age 82, of Marblehead, formerly of Lynn, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 in a local nursing home after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy (Germain) Langlois.

Bernice was born and educated in Lynn. She worked in sales for Verizon Yellow Pages before her retirement. Formerly, she worked for Kennedy's Department store in sales as well. Bernice was active with the Lynn Historical Society, Friends of Lynn Library, Senior Coalition, Wall Towers and St. Mary's Parish.

She is survived by her two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Macaione of Lynn and Sr. Dorothy Marie Langlois, C.S.C (Sisters of the Holy Cross) in California and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Frank, Albert, Robert and Charles Langlois, Marie Minor and Theresa Dooley.

Service information: Her funeral will be held from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN & RICHARDSON Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129) Lynn on Monday at 9 a.m., followed by funeral Mass in St. Mary's Chapel, Lynn at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. Visitation will be in the funeral home from 9-10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Girls Inc., 50 High St., Lynn, MA 01902. Directions and guest book www.solimine.com

 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Dorothy Macaione
32 City Hall Square, Apt 103
Lynn, MA 01901

 

January 23, 2010

Irene A. (Senchuck) Griffin passed away at home after a long illness, she was 86 years old.  

In addition to her daughter, Judith Griffin of Malden, she also leaves two sons.  She was preceded in death by her youngest and only sister, Lorraine P. Francis, late of Malden.  

Funeral from the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem Street, Malden on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 9AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem Street, Maplewood Square, Malden at 10 AM.  Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be held in the funeral home on Sunday, January 24, 2010 from 4 to 8 PM.

Death notice will appear in Saturday' January 23 The Boston Globe and Boston Herald, as well as the funeral home web site http://www.weirfuneralhome.com/Griffin_Irene.htm

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Ms. Judith (Judy) Griffin
85 Rockingham Ave
Malden, MA 02148

 

January 19, 2010

DANVERS — Mr. William W. Sullivan, 84 years, of Danvers, formerly of York, ME, Marblehead & Lynn died on Tuesday, January 19th at his home in Danvers.  He was the loving husband of Mary (Scanlon) Sullivan (formerly worked in CADIS).

Born in Portsmouth, NH, he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Mary Priscilla (Lynch) Sullivan.  He was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran.  A retired electrician and member of Local IBEW 103, he moved to Florida when he retired in 1987.  He had also resided in Marblehead, Lynn, York, ME, and most recently Danvers.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Sullivan leaves one son, James Sullivan and his wife Karen of Saugus; two daughters, Kathleen Sullivan of Saugus, Patricia Sullivan or York, ME, Sharon Sullivan & her husband Robert Savage of Nahant; one sister, Priscilla Reed of Rindge, NH; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren

Service Information: A funeral service will be held in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS on Saturday at noon. Relatives & friends invited.  Visitation Friday 3-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. For directions www.BisbeePorcella.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Mary Sullivan
50 Endicott St.
Danvers, MA  01923

Kathy Sullivan
PO Box 1105
Saugus, MA 01906 

 

January 16, 2010

Ellsworth W. "Gary" Garrison died peacefully in the early morning hours of January 16, 2010 at The Chateau, Moorings Park, Naples, FL. He was 93 years old and had been a resident of Naples for about 30 years.

His wife of 60 years, Doris French Garrison, predeceased him.

He is survived by his three children and their spouses, Donna Crocker and her husband Ronald of Uxbridge, MA, James Garrison and his wife Marcia of Hertford, NC, and Robert Garrison and his wife Janice of Surf City, NJ and Vero Beach, FL. He leaves seven grandchildren, Andrew, Peter, Aaron, Naomi, Michael, Eric, and Trevor; and eight greatgrandchildren, Evan, Samuel, Thomas, Aidan, Maya, Arabella, Ashton, and Leo. He also leaves Margerie Murphey of Moorings Park, a special friend.

Gary was the oldest son of Walter and Ethel Garrison. He was born and raised in Hawthorne, NJ and graduated from Montclair State Teachers' College in Montclair, NJ. During WW II he served in the Army Air Corp as an instructor and navigator, achieving the rank of captain. After the war, he began a long and distinguished career with the Bell System Yellow Pages. In the early years, he worked for New England Bell in Boston, MA and later was transferred to AT&T when the offices were still at 195 Broadway, New York, NY. For his work, he traveled extensively around the country. Upon his retirement in 1981, he was praised for his work on the national level and some called him "Mr. Yellow Pages."

Gary and his wife Doris chose to retire in Naples, and bought property there in 1979. During their retirement years, they enjoyed traveling to Canada, various European countries, and Australia. However, it was to the family beach house in Surf City, NJ on Long Beach Island that Gary and his family returned every summer. This was and continues to be a very special place for his whole family.

Above all else, Gary valued and dearly loved his family and close friends. He had a good sense of humor and was very thankful for his many blessings. We will miss him greatly.

A memorial service at the Bower Chapel at Moorings Park, Naples, FL will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2010.

Burial will be in New Jersey later in the spring.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. & Mrs. James Garrison
411 Albermarle Blvd Apt 18
Hertford, NC 27944-9595