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DEATHS 2014

December 28, 2014

Caribou, ME / Webster, MA - Sharon Elaine (Chaplain) Paddleford, 58, passed away Sunday, December 28th, 2014 at The Aroostock Medical Center in Presque Isle, Maine with her family at her side.

She leaves her husband of 41 years, Milton B. 'Eli' Paddleford, Sr.; 4 children, Milton B. Paddleford, Jr. and his wife Jennifer, Michael A. Paddleford and his wife Lorie, all of Caribou, Matthew D. Paddleford and his wife Mary of East Haven, CT and Melissa A. Brown and her husband Jeffrey of Caribou. 

She also leaves her mother, Dolores (Carpenter) Lee of Webster; 8 grandchildren, Seth, Makayla, Dylan, Taylor, Tara, Danielle, Ava and Tasha; 2 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Diane, wife of Mark Shelley of Paxton, Charlene (Zalewski) Sheehan
of Lynn, Kenneth Chaplain and his wife Bertha of Southbridge, Tracey, wife of Ray Martin of Webster and Jay Lee and his wife Phyllis of Sturbridge; also a nephew who was raised by Sharon, Rich Mosher of Webster; and several close friends, Susan, Shirley, Charlene, Michelle, Carol and Margaret; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was born in Lynn, MA and was predeceased by her father, Charles K. Chaplain.

Sharon lived in Caribou for 22 years, prior to that lived in the Webster area for many years.

She collected Coca-Cola memorabilia and salt and pepper shakers, always had a 'Young at Heart' way about her and most of all her children and grandchildren were her life.

Sharon's Funeral Service will be Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 11 AM in The ROBERT J. MILLER FUNERAL HOME and LAKE CHAPEL, 366 School Street, Webster. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Charlene Sheehan
10 Pond St, Lynn, MA 01904

 

December 19, 2014

 Kathleen Elizabeth (Healy) Palmer died on December 19, 2014 in West Newton, MA. She was born in Boston, MA on April 18, 1914, the loving daughter of James and Mary Ann (McCaffrey) Healy. Kay’s beloved husband, Leo L. Palmer, whom she married November 20, 1941 died on September 14, 1974.  She was preceded in death by her loving parents James and Mary Ann, brother James, sister Rosemary and her husband Bert and her beloved son Leo C. Palmer who died on September 25, 2005.  She is survived by her loving daughter Claire Palmer and loving son James and his girlfriend Sue, loving grandson Thomas and his good friend Ryan, loving granddaughter Kristine and her husband Kevin and their children Jacob and Abby, loving grandson Leo L. II, and Nancy the mother of Thomas and Kristine..

Known throughout her life as “Kath” in her younger years and later as “Kay”, she was a proud graduate of Notre Dame Academy, Roxbury campus which she supported each year since her graduation in 1932. 

Our Mom was selfless and also very strong.  She was a dutiful daughter, the sweetest sister, a loving wife, nurturing mother, loving grandmother and great-grandmother, amazing aunt, caring cousin, a fabulous friend and a faithful Roman Catholic parishioner, to name a few.  She had an incredibly big heart filled with love, forgiveness and patience.  She was genuine and humble.  She was graceful under pressure and very smart.  She laughed and smiled a lot and looked for joy in the darkest of days.  She had perseverance and strength when others would have faltered.

Kathleen worked at McLellan’s Department Store on Dudley Street in Roxbury where she met our Dad Leo who was originally from Adams, MA. She was a loyal member of the Blessed Sacrament Church Women’s Club in Jamaica Plain until she moved to West Newton in 1972. Kay worked at the Wyman Street polls in Jamaica Plain for a number of years at election times, loved working at Jones Camera & Gift Shop in JP, and was a well-respected salesperson at Grover Cronin’s in Waltham, working in the second floor women’s sports apparel for 11 years.

Our Mom had many close friends whom we affectionately called “The Girls”. They would meet monthly at one of their homes for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company. As her friends passed away Mom would say, “I have to make new friends.”

The family thanks Mom’s physicians, Dr. Nicholas Mascoli, Dr. Regis Boudreau, Dr. Paul Birnbaum, Dr. Meena Sundaram for the excellent care they provided our Mom. Over the years office visits involved not only checkups but a chance for Mom to exchange updates on the family and to pass along a good joke.

We will miss our Mom greatly but know that she will be joining our Dad, her parents, siblings, and her son to watch over us.  Rest in Peace Mom.

Visiting hours from 4pm-8pm on Monday December 22, 2014 at the Mann & Rodgers Funeral Home, 44 Perkins Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Bernard’s Church 1523 Washington Street West Newton, MA 02465 at 10:00 am on Tuesday December 23, 2014.  In lieu of flowers Mom’s wish is that you do a good deed for another.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Claire Palmer
26 Crescent St
West Newton, MA 02465

 

December 6, 2014

McGRATH, Marilyn M. “Mal” (Scileppi) of Braintree, after years of difficult illnesses, at the age of 79, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family and her loving devoted husband Bud. Born and raised in Queens, NY. A resident of Braintree since 1966, Marilyn’s family was the center of everything that was important to her. The love and faith she shared with her husband Bud, was the foundation of her legacy which includes 7 children, 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Marilyn is survived by her beloved husband, Henry J. “Bud” McGrath (former District Staff Manager). Loving mother of Karen and Paul Owens, Lauren M. McGrath, James and Maureen McGrath, Douglas and Judy McGrath, Marra and Ken Lochiatto, Kristen and Kevin Burchill and Steven and Linda McGrath. Dear grandmother of Michael, Kevin and Greg Owens, Christopher, Colin and Hannah McGrath, Scott his wife Jessica and Ryan McGrath, Jenna, Katelyn and Colin Lochiatto, Deirdre, Libby, Maggie and Carolyn Burchill and Steven McGrath and Max Randall. Great grandmother of Madison and Taylor McGrath. Devoted sister of Joan Poulin and the late Diane Scileppi. Marilyn had expressed on several occasions her gratitude to her friends from Saint Clare’s, she considered The Church of Saint Clare an extension of her family. A woman of faith, she embraced life with generosity and warmth to each person she met. Marilyn was a devoted and active member of St. Clare’s where she was instrumental in starting a Prayer Shawl Ministry. She could often be found knitting with prayers and love to offer gifts of joy and comfort. Marilyn loved nature and her garden which was a place where she found happiness and peace. She always said “I commune with God through his gifts of nature”. She truly felt she was nearer to God’s heart in her garden. Reposing at the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree, until 9:00 AM on Wednesday followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Clare’s Church, 1244 Liberty St., Braintree. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Burial will be private. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Marilyn’s name to the St. Clare’s Prayer Shawl Ministry, 1244 Liberty St., Braintree, MA 02184. Marilyn will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to have known her.
 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mr. Henry J McGrath
143 Tyson Commons Ln, 
Braintree, MA 02184 

November 22, 2014

Tampa, Florida- Mr. Robert "Bob" Chute, 77, of Florida and Peabody, loving companion of Gloria Swalgen, passed away peacefully, at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Roland Sr. and Sarah Chute, longtime owners of Chute's Candy in Salem.

An honorably discharged veteran, Bob proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy.

Prior to his retirement he had been employed by the H.P. Hood Company for many years. Following his retirement Bob and Gloria traveled the world and maintained homes in Peabody and Florida.

Surviving Bob in addition to his companion of 40 years, Gloria, he is survived by his children Debbie, Joseph and Craig, his sister-in-law, Mary Ann Fawson & her husband Kevin of Danvers and his nephew, Jim Swalgen and his wife Stefanie of Hookset, N.H., his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was also the brother of the late ShirleyChute and Roland Chute, Jr.

Arrangements: A visitation will be held in The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (on Salem Common) Salem, on Wednesday November 26th 2014 from 4 to 6:30 P.M. with a service to follow at 6:30 P.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bob's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to;

Gloria Swalgen
47 Margin St
Peabody, MA 01960

November 24, 2014

LYNN: Stephen A. “Steve” Dupuis, age 35, of Lynn, died November 24, 2014 in Massachusetts General Hospital from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in July. He was the beloved husband of Carin (O’Blenes) Dupuis, with whom he shared 10 years of marriage.

Born in Lynn, Steve was the only child of 
Valerie (Blinn) Dupuis and the late Arthur Dupuis. Steve also leaves his stepfather, James Perkins. He attended Lynn Schools and was a graduate of Lynn Vocational Technical High School, Class of 1998. He was a lifelong resident of Lynn.

A go-getter and successful electrician, Steve owned and operated Stephen Dupuis Electrician for over six years. He built his business on providing kind, loyal and friendly service to his customers, as he knew without them his business would not prosper. In what little downtime Steve had, he enjoyed watching movies, his favorite above all, Goonies. He was infamous for one-liners and easily joked and enjoyed making people laugh.

The only thing that mattered more than his customers, was his family. Steve is a proud father to his beautiful and creative daughter, Jazmyn Dupuis of Lynn, 17 years of age. He was not just a father, husband, and son, but an extraordinary man who lived life fearlessly. As stubborn as he was, he was just as generous all the while sharing kindness, hope, and love with others.

In addition to his wife, daughter, mother and stepfather, he also leaves his uncle, Bernard Blinn and his cousin, Jessica Blinn, both of California.

Steve’s funeral service will be held in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours Monday, 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online memorial and guest book, please visit 
www.cuffemcginn.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Valerie Dupuis
131Bellevue Rd
Lynn, MA 01904

 

November 23, 2014

John Francis Moran Sr. brother of Rose Cavanaugh - DAC
John Francis Moran Sr., known fondly to his family and friends as "Jack," 73, of Manheim, PA, died Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 surrounded by his loving family at the Mount Joy Hospice Center after an 18-month courageous battle with cancer.

Jack and his wife Mary were previously residents on Clearbrook Rd. in West Chester, PA from 1982-2004, where they raised their family. They were members of Sts. Peter and Paul Church on Boot Road.

He was born August 25th, 1941 in Boston, MA to Peter and Annie Moran, both who have preceded him in death. He is survived by his brother Peter Moran (Joan) of Canton, MA, his sisters Rose (Robert) Cavanaugh, of Bourne, MA, Mary Moran of Bourne, MA, Rita (Robert) Theriault of Reading, MA, and Kathleen (James) Lynch of Bourne, MA. He is preceded in death by his brother James (Mary) "Jimmy" Moran of Canton, MA.

Jack was raised in Milton, MA. He graduated from Milton High School in 1959. He attended Northeastern University from 1959-1964 where he played football and received a degree in Business Management. He proudly served as a member of the United States Army Reserves from 1965-1969, at which time he received an honorable discharge. He worked for the Roadway Corporation from 1964-1967 and the Mobil Oil Corporation from 1967-1996 at which time he retired at age 55.

Jack was married to his beautiful bride Mary Connolly Moran on September 18, 1965 in Hyannis, MA and enjoyed 49 years of marriage until the time of his passing. Jack was the beloved father of seven children: John F. Moran Jr., and wife Kelly of Downingtown, PA, Peter J. Moran and wife Courtney of Denver, PA, Sheila E. Moran of Denver, PA, Michael P. Moran and wife Theresa of Annville, PA, Ryan D. Moran and wife Annette of Elizabethtown, PA and Erin E. D'Imperio and husband David of Strasburg, PA. He was preceded in death by a daughter Patricia "Patty" E. Moran, who died in childbirth.

Family was always the most important thing to Jack and something he has instilled in his own children. He leaves a legacy that includes 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, by far his proudest accomplishment. He loved each and every one of them: Joshua, Brittany, Connor, Aiden, Ryan, Robert, Brandi, Falin, Chandler, Hope Grace, Peter Jr., Alexis, Caitlin, Michael Jr., Samantha, Jonathan, David, Meghan, Shane, Brady, Jayden, Tristan, Liam Grace, Colin Fitzpatrick, Kaiden and Ariah.

Jack was an avid golfer who never had a bad day on the golf course. It brought him great pleasure to spend time with his brothers, sisters, sons, nephews, nieces, grandchildren and anyone else who wanted to join him on the golf course. It wasn't unusual for him to play 36 or even 48 holes of golf in a day. He was never short on unsolicited advice on how to fix "your swing," even when he was duck-hooking it into the woods, and he never let his brothers "sandbag" on their handicaps.

Despite not living in the New England area for decades, Jack never lost his roots. He still carried a great passion for this two favorite sports teams, the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox, a passion he passed on to his children and even many of his grandchildren. It is a passion they proudly wear and one that holds many fond memories.

Goodbye for now Jack ... "You have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith ... now enter into your reward." 2 Timothy 4:7-8

Services are to be held on Saturday, November 29th:

The family will hold a mass at St. James Catholic Church, 525 Woodcrest Ave., Lititz, PA 17543 from 12pm-1pm.

Following the mass, there will be a visitation from 1:45pm-3pm at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543, followed by a Celebration of Life from 3pm-4pm. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that gifts be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Jack Moran to support cancer research and patient care at: Dana- Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or online at www. jimmyfund.org.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Rose Cavanaugh
1602 Gondola Park Dr
Venice, FL 34292-5337

 

November 22, 2014

Cynthia A. (Canada) Fitchett, age 85, died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family and being cared for by her loving daughters, Wanda and Janine, on Saturday, November 22, 2014, following a very brief illness. Born in Woburn, Cynthia was the devoted daughter of the late Mary Alice (Finley) & C. Reginald Canada.

Cynthia was one of twelve children, and she was raised here in Woburn, graduating from Woburn High School in the Class of 1946. She worked, for many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Choate Hospital of Woburn. She enjoyed reading, listening to music, and working on crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She loved to travel, and enjoyed many family vacations to Disney World, New Orleans and one memorable cruise to Alaska.

Most of all it was her family that made her happy. "Sunday Meetings" at her house were considered fun days, in the summer. She had five loving grandchildren and three great grandchildren and enjoyed every minute she spent with them.

Cynthia was the beloved wife of the late James R. Fitchett. Devoted mother of Glenn D. Fitchett AKA "Seitu", Wanda R. Holt, Janine M. Hogan and her husband Paul, all of Woburn, and the late Pamela D. Fitchett. Loving grandmother of Charlaine, Stephen, Brittney, Nicholas and Jake & Great Grandmother of Lyrique, Nyla and Londyn. Further survived by her sisters, Shirley, Nancy and Janet Canada and her brothers, James, Daniel, Jerry, Thomas and Kenneth Canada and the late Wendell, Richard and William Canada. Also survived by many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held in the McLaughlin-Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St. WOBURN, Wednesday, November 26th at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 4 thru 8 PM. services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Janet Canada
37 Winslow Rd
Reading, MA 01867

 

November 11, 2014

Andrew A. Della Piana 64 of Beverly, MA passed away on November 11, 2014. Beloved husband to Carol J. (Corby) Della Piana for 39 years. Loving father of Christian A. and his wife Mary K. (Dawson) Della Piana of Salem, MA and Jennifer H. (Della Piana) and her husband Samir H. Patel of Beverly. Dear Papa to William Christian Della Piana and the late Nina Grace Patel. Son of the late Fileno A. and Rose (Galluccio) Della Piana and son-in-law to Wallace F. and the late Dolores M. (Boulanger) Corby. Survived by brothers Anthony J. and wife Pia (Ferri) Della Piana of Saugus, MA and Joseph G. Della Piana of Melrose, MA. Brother-in-law of Camille (Ruggierro) Della Piana of Dracut, MA and Gregory J. (SFC [Ret.]) and his wife Lyn (Namoco) Corby of Clearwater, FL. Predeceased by siblings Neil Della Piana, Mary (Della Piana) Romano, Carmen Della Piana and Fileno Della Piana. Loved uncle to many wonderful nieces and nephews. 

He was raised in Everett, MA earned his Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. He spent the majority of his career at Verizon (site tech for the sales offices in middleton for many years)and most recently worked at Comcast and Lowe’s. 

He cherished spending time with his family by coaching and cheering for his children, fishing, boating and playing cards at Yippie’s camp, having family game nights and taking wonderful vacations. He enjoyed time with his friends, especially with bowling and pizza nights, trivia get-togethers, football pools, cribbage matches, weekends in Maine and road trips listening to the oldies with the love of his life Carol and his best friends Linda and Mike. He will always be remembered as the most fun loving, gentle and kind man.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church, 111 New Balch Street, Beverly, Saturday, November 15, at 11 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Friday from 4- 7 PM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA. 01701 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Memorial, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Information, direction, condolences at 
www.campbellfuneral.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Carol J. Della Piana 
22 Morningside Dr, 
Beverly, MA 01915

 

November 17, 2014

 Rohan, John E., CLIFTON PARK John Eamon Rohan, 73, of Kline Court, passed away with his loving family by his side, on Monday, November 17, 2014, after a longand courageous battle with leukemia. John was born on August 8, 1941 in Brooklyn, and was the son of the late Thomas and Honoria Moriarty Rohan. He was a graduate of Erasmus High School and attended St. John's University. John served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Korea. He was employed by the New York Telephone Co., which later became known as Verizon, as a computer programmer and manager for over 25 years. John was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, and he also served as an executive consultant to the Internal Revenue Service. He so loved being a family man, spending as much time with his wife, children and grandchildren as he could. He very much enjoyed playing cards and board games with them. He also had a great love for his Irish heritage, a passion for history, as well as keeping up with all current events. John bravely tried an experimental leukemia treatment, which served to put him into remission for nearly three years, and he openly shared his journey online. By sharing his story, he continues to help people from all over the world who are also battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia John is the beloved husband of Janet D. Trebian Rohan, whom he married on December 22, 1962. He is the devoted father of Michael (Colleen) Rohan of Concord, N.C., Brian (Lori) Rohan, Esq. of Delmar, Mark (Amber) Rohan of Rensselaer, and Heather (Donald) Moore of Clifton Park; brother of Timothy (Eileen) Rohan of Greensboro, N.C., Mary McCartney of Brooklyn, the late Thomas (Luz) Rohan of Bedford, N.H., the late Eileen Brannick, and the late Patrick (Janet) Rohan of Hilton Head, S.C.; cherished grandfather of Connor, Taylor, Kyle and Aydan Rohan and Cailin Moore; also survived by a great many nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 11 a.m., at St. Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park. There will be no calling hours. Inturnment with full military honors will be in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. Memorial contributions may be made to theAmerican Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, Clifton Park. emerickfh@aol.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Janet D. Rohan
7 Kline Court
Clifton Park, NY 12065

 

November 17, 2014

Nancy Ann (Bradford) Carney of North Falmouth died at the age of 75 on November 17.

The daughter of the late Joan Bradford and George Bradford II, she was married to Paul Carney for 53 years.

Ms. Carney graduated from St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing as a registered nurse. For 30 years, she was the president and owner of Multi Products of Framingham.

She was actively involved with many organizations. In addition to being a CCD teacher, Ms. Carney was president of the Framingham and Massachusetts Jaycee-etts, was awarded the National Friendship Award by the US JCI Senate, and served as Suffolk County Director of Special Olympics.

In addition to her husband, Ms. Carney leaves five children, James Carney of Falmouth, Daniel Carney and his wife, Kathryn Carney, of Framingham, Edward Carney and his wife, Christine Carney, of Sterling, William Carney and his wife, Melanie Carney, of Medfield, and Paula Carney of Grafton; 10 grandchildren, Julia, Elizabeth, James, Jack, Keira, MaryCate, Megan, and Owen Carney and Thomas and Sage Bradley; a sister, Susan Testa of Georgetown; three brothers, James Bradford of Pembroke, William Bradford of Hull, and Daniel Bradford of Hanover; and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late George Bradford III.

A wake will be held on Sunday, November 23, from 1 to 4 PM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 584 West Falmouth Highway.

A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, November 24, at 10 AM at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 481 Quaker Road, North Falmouth.

In lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Elizabeth Seton Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. Paul Carney
47 Olde Forge Rd
PO Box 463
No. Falmouth, MA 02556

 

November 9, 2014

Sandown – Peter J. McAskill, Jr., 66, of Sandown, died Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry.

He was born in Lynn, Mass., June 30, 1948 a son of the late Peter J. and Phyllis (Shand) McAskill.

Raised in Lynn, Peter graduated from Lynn Trade School and later attended East Coast Area Technical College. He was veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the US Air Force.

Peter was employed as a technical writer in the Aircraft Division for General Electric Company in Lynn for over 20 years. After his retirement from General Electric he worked as a mail handler for the US Postal Service in Portsmouth. In his earlier years he had worked for Pratt & Whitney Corp.

He was a member of Vietnam Veterans Chapter 992.

Family members include his wife, Jeleta M. (Bytautas) McAskill of Sandown, three children from a previous marriage, two grandchildren, his brother, Stephen McAskill and his wife Karen, his sister, 
Cynthia Terrazzano and her husband Albert all of Amesbury, Mass., nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting hours will be from 2-5 P.M. Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. Services will immediately follow at 5 P.M. in the funeral home. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. After cremation interment will be in the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. 

Expessions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Cynthia Terrazzano
130 Whittier Meadows Dr
Amesbury, MA 01913

 

October 31, 2014

Raymond A. Boffa, 86, of Swampscott, passed away Friday October 31, 2014, after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of almost 50 years of Joyce (Duggan) Boffa. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Arturo and Elivira (Spaziano) Boffa. He was raised in Federal Hill, moved to Marblehead for many years, and then spent the rest of his life in Swampscott. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island, Raymond served his country in the Navy during World War II, and then joined the Army and served as a lieutenant during the Korean War. Raymond worked for The Telephone Company for his entire career as a Yellow Page Salesman. (Former member of the Directory Alumni Council Board of Directors.) He was an avid golfer and tennis player and also enjoyed traveling. Above all he loved music. He was very well-known for his cheerfulness and his sense of humor.

Besides his wife Joyce, he is survived by his brother Bill Boffa of Rhode Island, niece Nancy Hawthorne of Marblehead, nephew Chris Hawthorne and his wife Carol of Salem, nephew Dan Hawthorne and his wife Doris of Marblehead, his loving grand nieces and nephews; Veronika, Anna, Emily, Michael, James, and Emma, and many nieces and nephews in Rhode Island. He is predeceased by his stepson Jack McLaughlin, and his brothers Armando and Emilio Boffa.

Raymond's funeral will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean Street, Lynn, MA, relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2:00PM to 4:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Raymond's name can be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Joyce Boffa
Bertram House
565 Humphrey Street Suite 215
Swampscott. M 01907

 

October 17, 2014

Ruth E. (Green) Willette, age 88, of Lynn, died Friday, October 17, 2014, at Union Hospital in Lynn, following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Richard Willette and the daughter of the late Everett M. and Ebba I. (Anderson) Green. Born in Lynn, and raised in Saugus. Ruth  was a homemaker. She enjoyed dancing, traveling, dining out and watching movies. She loved making a home for her family and spending time there.

She is survived by her daughter Cynthia "Cindy" Willette (Sales Support) of Lynn, her son Richard Willette of Oregon, and several nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was the sister of the late Gertrude Goodhue and her late husband Ken, the late Charles Green and his wife Marti, sister-in-law of the late Eleanor Reed and her late husband Donald, and Albert Willette and his late wife Irene. Aunt of Gary Goodhue and his wife Melody of Salisbury, MA, John Goodhue and his wife Alison of No. Hampton, NH, David and Donald Green of Florida, and the late Steven Goodhue and Douglas Green.  Cousin of Harold Pinn of Rochester, NH

Her funeral will be held on Thursday at 11AM in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt129) Lynn. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 9:00AM – 11:00AM.. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Directions & guest book www.solimine.com

 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Cynthia Willette
12 Cannon Rock Rd
Lynn, MA 01904

 

October 4, 2014

NOLAN, Frances Rose 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 4, 2014, in New Port Richey, FL., beloved wife of 59 years of the late David M. Nolan, devoted mother of two daughters Kathleen Jasmin of New Port Richey, FL and Carolyn Wilmar (Gregory) of North Stonington, CT: loving grandmother of Justin Wilmar (Monique) of Bradford, RI, Jennifer Cossaboon (Kevin) of New Port Richey, FL, and Michael Jasmin (Kristin) of Seymour, CT; doting great-grandmother (also known as "Pretty Grandma") of Shelby, Connor, Hannah and Liam Wilmar, Kevin Cossaboon, Jr., and Connor Jasmin. She also leaves behind beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was born in 1924 in Springfield, MA to the late Ray J. Lawe and Mabel D. (McTiernan) Lawe and was predeceased by her siblings Norma, Thomas and Dorothy.

Frances was a caring, creative lady. Her needle point and ceramics have been and will continue to be enjoyed by her family as part of her legacy.  Throughout her life and even in her later years, she knit a countless number of beautiful afghans for local VA hospitals.  Frances’ love of the outdoors extended to both flora and fauna.  She created lovely, colorful gardens and would readily consult her many books about birds to identify an unfamiliar one she had seen in the yard.   Always ready for a new adventure, she enjoyed traveling and was especially happy when on a cruise.  Frances also loved animals and spent much time with her pets – either walking the dogs or petting the cats.

A truly gentle soul, Frances always had a kind word and a smile for everyone.  Her most distinctive and deeply cherished quality was her love of family.  She was the quiet and dignified matriarch who demonstrated by example and who instilled the value of strong family ties.  Frances will be forever missed.

Friends may call Thursday, October 9th, 11:00 am, Bruckner and Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main Street, Westerly, Rhode Island. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Kathy Jasmin
9735 Oakwood Hills Court
New Port Richey, FL 34655
 

 

September 26, 2014

LYNN — Mrs. Sophie Vaczy, age 85 years, of Lynn, died Friday at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Oscar W. Vaczy Jr. with whom she shared 40 years of marriage.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Timothy and Mary (Daniscervich) Yanchun. She attended Lynn schools. Sophie was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and a longtime resident of St. Mary’s Plaza. She enjoyed playing bingo at St. Mary’s Plaza, and at the PACE Program on Buffum St. in Lynn. She also enjoyed bowling.

She is survived by one son William P. Vaczy and his wife Jodi Vaczy of Peabody; one daughter Carol and her husband Keith Wallis of Peabody; one sister Ann and her husband Wilbur Ames of Lynn; five grandchildren, Daniel W. Vaczy of Brookline, Shaina K. Vaczy of Boston, Christina E. Wallis of Peabody, Michael C. Wallis of Peabody, Brandon E. Wallis of Tempe, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews. She was also mother of the late Ronald J. Vaczy.

Service information: Private memorial funeral services were held at Parker Funeral Home, 35 Franklin St., Lynn. Please make memorial memorials donations in Sophie’s name to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. Guest book at parkermemorialfuneralhome.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

William "Bill" Vaczy
10 Valley Circle
Peabody, MA 01960-4930

 

September 20, 2014

Stanley M. Dubis, age 63, of Lynn, died peacefully, Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers, after a lengthy illness. He was the son of the late Stanislaw and Zophia (Kowalczyk) Dubis. He was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, class of 1968, and was a lifelong resident of the city. 

He worked at New England Telephone in the early 1970's as a cable splicer, and for over 30 years at General Electric River Works in Lynn, retiring in 2013.

He loved sports and was a talented baseball player, earning kudos for his pitching in high school, legion and semi-pro leagues. He was drafted by the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox. Stan was an active and long time member of Div. 10, A.O.H. in Lynn. He loved the sun and enjoyed trips to the beach and warm climates.

He is survived by his three children, Brian Dubis of Lynn, Jennifer Dubis of Lynnfield, and Kristen Dubis of Lynn; his sister Helen Murphy and her husband Thomas of Lynn; his sister Barbara Hennessey of Lynn; his companion Sheryll Langmead, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and his former wife Joan (Page) Dubis

His funeral will be held from the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt.129) Lynn on Thursday at 9AM, followed by a funeral mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Lynnfield at 10AM. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday from 4-8PM. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01901.

 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Joan Dubis
58 Donnelly Dr
Lynn, MA 01904

 

September 14, 2014

Ruth (Hoyt) Fennelly of Reading passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Winchester Hospital. She was 92 years of age.

Born on August 27, 1922 in Reading, Ruth was the loving daughter of the late Carl H. Hoyt and Florence (Doucette). Ruth was a warm and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be missed by all who were privileged to have known her.

Ruth was a dedicated homemaker for several years. She had an abundant love for her family. They were first and foremost in her life. Ruth was proud to have been one of the first women to work at the Reading Post Office. She was a loyal member of the St. Agnes Guild and Ladies of Solidarity. Ruth could also be seen working the polls during election season.

Ruth was the beloved wife of the late George E. Fennelly, Jr. She was the devoted mother of Jon'Michael and wife Patricia Fennelly, Thomas and wife Dawn, Carl and Angela, Patricia Jordan and husband William, George and wife Lisa, Sheila Bruce and husband Douglas and the late Mary Patricia. The cherished grandmother of 20 and loving great grandmother of 27, Ruth was the dear sister of Brendan Hoyt and wife Sally, Quentin Hoyt and wife Barbara, Leonard "Babe" Hoyt and wife Patricia and the late Richard Hoyt and his late wife Barbara, the late Carl Hoyt and his surviving wife Dorothy and the late Patricia Hoyt. She was also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Doherty – Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St. READING Friday, September 19, 2014 at 9:30am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Ruth's Eternal Life in St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn St. Reading at 10:30am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share remembrances with the Family on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 4-8pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and ramped entrance are available. Interment Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading.

Please honor Ruth by making donations in her memory to JDRF 60 Walnut Street, Wellesley MA 02481.
For more information, 
www.facebook.com/BarileFamilyFuneralHome

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mike and Pat Fennelly
4548 Andover Way F-104
Naples, FL 34112-7264
 

 

August 26, 2014

Mr. Charles Janian, 92 years, formerly of Swampscott, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in a local nursing home after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Barbara (Donahue) Janian. He was born in Lynn, the son of the late Leon and Jessie (McLeod) Janian. He was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School. He has lived in Swampscott since 1955.

He was a WWII Army veteran and served as a staff sergeant in the 16th Armored Field Artillery. He served in the American, European, African and Middle Eastern Campaigns. He was a member of the Meadowlarks. He enjoyed trips to Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, Las Vegas and Atlantic City. He also enjoyed playing the horses and the dogs.

Mr. Janian was employed as a machinist for Beringer in Marblehead and prior to that he worked for the General Electric Company.

He is survived by his sons, Wayne Janian and his wife Deborah Janian of Salem, Keith Janian of Swampscott; a daughter, Lynda Nordyke of Lynn; seven grandchildren, Scott, Chris, Laura, Mark and Andrew Janian, Kellie Jean and David Nordyke. He also leaves seven great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Phillip Pearson of Los Angeles; a niece, Wendy Dembowski of South Carolina. He is the father of the late Dean Janian and brother of the late Marguerite Cooke, Rose Janian and Leona Pearson.

Service information: His funeral will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean St. (Route 1A), Lynn. Burial will be in Swampscott Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visitation period from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday prior to his funeral. The family prefers donations be made to the Aviv Center for Living, Patients Needs Fund, 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody, MA 01960. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Debbie Janian
19 Bengal Ln
Salem, MA 01970

 

 August  22, 2014

Austin P. Kane, beloved husband of Betty (O'Donnell) Kane, died August 22 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Belfast, Ireland to Joseph P. Kane and Catherine (Devlin) Kane on May 14, 1926, Austin emigrated to Rhode Island with his family at age four. He attended Tyler school in Providence. He graduated from Aldrich High School in Warwick, where he was President of his class for four years. Austin, an outstanding athlete, lettered in football, baseball, and basketball where he was honored as the Rhode Island state runner up scoring champ in 1943. After high school, Austin enlisted in the US Navy during World War II, serving in Australia, New Guinea, and the invasion of the Philippines. After the war, Austin attended the University of Rhode Island. He retired in Narragansett after a long career with (NYNEX) New England Telephone Company.

An avid golfer, Austin was a former long-time member of the Point Judith Country Club where he was part of the Saturday Morning Golf Group. He sang with the Narragansett Bay Chorus for many years, and, while touring with them in England, made the first of many trips back to Ireland where his large family resides. Besides his wife of sixty-two years, Austin is survived by his children; Colleen Kane-Singer of Ashaway, Michael H. (Rita) Kane, of Wausau, Wisconsin, Beth Kane (Fred) Lantz of Atlanta, Kevin A. (Nina) Kane of West Warwick, and Maureen D. Kane of North Providence; his brother Patrick J. Kane of Narragansett, and many nieces and nephews in the U.S. and Ireland. His grandchildren Colin, Mackenzie and Brennan Lantz, and Kristin and Kaitlin Kane also survive him.

Calling hours will be held at the Avery Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia Street, Wakefield, on Friday August 29, 2014 from 4-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea, 864 Pt. Judith Road, Narragansett at 9 AM on Saturday August 30, 2014. Interment with military honors will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 South County Trail (Route 2), Exeter. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 146 Clifford Street, Providence, RI 02903.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Betty Kane
26 Jamestown Blvd
Narragansett, RI 02882

 

August 23, 2014 

Mrs. Hazel E. (Prunier) Fuller, age 89, of Lynn, died on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the Putnam Farm Assisted Living in Danvers after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Edward F. Fuller. 
A lifelong resident of Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Hazel (Tilton) Prunier. 
Hazel retired from the GE Riverworks Plant in 1985, where she had worked as a Quality Control Inspector for 42 years. She enjoyed traveling, music, and gardening.
Hazel is survived by her sister 
Alice "Sandra" Strainge, of Peabody, her loving nephews Bryan Strainge and his wife Deb, of Boxford, and Scott Strainge and his wife Lisa, of Tewksbury, 2 sons, 3 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren, she was "Auntie" to many other nieces and nephews. Hazel was also the sister of the late Edith Teague, Harry, Harold, and Bernard Prunier. Hazel's Family would like to thank the staff and residents of Putnum Farm for the care, compassion, and love shown to Hazel over the past five years.
Her Funeral will be held on Wednesday at 11am in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME 426 BROADWAY (RTE129), LYNN. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hour's Tuesday from 4pm-8pm. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association 10 Speen St. 2nd Floor Framingham, MA 01701.

Expressions of sympathy may be send to:
Mrs. Sandy Strainge
21A Shore Drive
Peabody, MA 01960

 

 

July 25, 2014

CATELOTTI, Elaine B. Of Laconia, NH, 92, formerly of Naples, FL, and Westbrook, CT, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2014, at St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Laconia, NH. She was born in Hanover, NH, on December 21, 1921, the daughter of Vern and Grace (Cope) Badger. After graduating from Springfield Technical High School, she worked several years as a telephone operator for New England Telephone in Springfield MA, and volunteered many years at Marlborough Hospital. She lived in Agawam, MA, until 1970 and then in Marlborough, MA, until retiring to Naples and Westbrook in 1985. Elaine was a very caring and generous person who loved her family and friends. She will be remembered for her vibrant personality. Elaine loved to talk, laugh, and tell stories. She never missed an opportunity to "get up and dance". She enjoyed cooking, reading, deep sea fishing, gardening, traveling, and skiing.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Meehan and husband William of Vernon, CT, and three sons, Stephen and wife Shirley of Gilford, NH, William Catelotti and wife Diane of Hubbardston, MA, and Vincent Jr. and wife Lynne of East Greenbush, NY. She also leaves nine grandchildren, nine great- grandchildren, and a brother, Eugene Badger of Enfield, CT. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Vincent J. Catelotti, a son, John, a sister, Barbara Hickey, and her stepfather, Alex Palinckx. There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 4, 2014; at 11am at St. John the Evangelist Church, 823 Main Street, Agawam, MA, with burial to follow in St. Michael's Cemetery in Springfield, MA. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Activity Fund, 406 Court Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Funeral arrangements for Elaine was entrusted to The Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home, 985 Main Street, AGAWAM, MA 01001. www.forastierefuneralhome.com
 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
William "Bill" Catelotti
71 Twin Hill Road
Hubbardston, MA 01452

 

July 22, 2014

THAWLEY, Mary Nancy. of Boston, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Born in Boston on October 20, 1947, she was the loving daughter of George and Agnes Thawley. Mary graduated from Winchester HS, Winchester, MA and attended N.E. Broadcasting School and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Mary was employed NYNEX Yellow Pages, Lynn, MA for many years as a sales associate. Upon her retirement in 1988, she devoted herself to photography as a professional photographer here in Boston. She was a life-long Celtics and Red Sox fan. Through the 1970's and 80’s, she endeared herself to the Celtics team members and their families, and was known affectionately as “The Lady in Green.” She counted Larry Bird among her many friends. She likewise endeared herself to the Kennedy family. A former resident of 40 Berkeley Street, she had resided on Mass. Avenue. for the past four years. She was a member of the Third order of St. Francis and a parishioner of St. Cecilia’s church, Boston. She was baptized at St. Anne’s Church, Manchester, NH. Mary was predeceased by her father George C. Thawley. She is survived by her loving mother, Mary Agnes (Glennon) Thawley and brother, John, of Point Pleasant, NJ, George J. Thawley (Marianne) of Coupeville, WA, Barbara Thawley (Andy) of Kensington, MD, Brian Thawley (Elisa) of New York City, her nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 25 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Cecilia’s Church, 18 Belvidere Street, Boston. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford, NH.


Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Barbara Thawley-Bagnall
3914 Hampden St., 
Kensington, MD 20895

 

July 15, 23014

Mr. John J. Mageary, age 92, of Lynn, died on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.He was the husband of the late Noreen R. (Shannon) Mageary.
Born in Lynn, he was a lifelong Lynn resident, and was the son of the late William H. and Mary S. (Babineau) Mageary. He was a 1939 graduate of Lynn English High School. He was an Army veteran of WWII and served with the Army 399th Engineers in the Pacific Theatre. He was a painter and foreman for the Mass. Water Resources Authority for 28 years. He was a member and former Vice-president of AFSCME Union Local 1221. He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott.

He leaves a daughter Patricia A. Sylvia of Boston; and many nieces and nephews. He was the father-in-law of the late Timothy M. Sylvia and the brother of the late Roy A. Mageary, James H. Mageary, Kenneth H. Mageary, Harold Mageary, Bernard Mageary, Thomas Mageary, Agnes E. Berger, Margaret E. Paine, Catherine S. Lynch and Mary M. Fram.

His funeral will be held on Friday at 9 AM from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott at 10AM. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Thursday 4-7 PM.

May he rest in peace.

 

July 11, 2014

Lavelle, Jeanne W. (Wallin) Of Woburn, Friday, July 11th. Beloved wife of the late John "Jack" F. Lavelle. Devoted mother of Katherine "Katie" Lavelle of Woburn, Amy Smart and her husband Scott of Mexico City, Mexico, and the late Christopher Lavelle, and mother-in-law of Theresa Lavelle of Dover, DE. Cherished grandmother of Shane and Jonathan Lavelle and Connor and Aidan Smart. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, July 16th at 10:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 11:30. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in Mrs. Lavelle's memory to the National Kidney Foundation , c/o Finance Dpt., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 (www.kidney.org/donate). (Obituary, directions and guestbook at www.lynch-cantillon.com) Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home (781) 933-0400

 
Expressions may be sent to:
Katherine Lavelle
33 Carroll Rd
Woburn, MA 01801

 

July 10, 2014

Dorothy L. (Jackson) Fenton, age 91, of Lynn, died suddenly on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Salem Hospital. She was the wife of the late Lawrence E. Fenton Sr., and the daughter of the late Alexander and Lillian Jackson. Born and raised in Lynn, Dorothy was a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and formerly worked at General Electric in Wilmington as an aircraft instrument assembler. She enjoyed playing Bingo, reading and crocheting. She was a volunteer at Wyoma Little League. Most important to Dorothy, was spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by six of her eight children, Kathleen Rumson of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Arlene Cahill of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Timothy Fenton of Lynn, Marjorie Meaney and her husband John of Lynn, Martin Fenton of Duxbury and Mary McAleer and her husband Arthur of Hudson, New Hampshire, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Lawrence E. Fenton Jr. and Robert Fenton, and the sister of the late George Jackson, Lillian Dakin, Edith Carter, & Marjorie Lloyd. Her funeral will be held in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt129) Lynn on Monday at 10AM. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 12:00PM – 3:00PM.

 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Marge Meaney
70 Lansing Rd, Lynn 01904

 

July 8, 2014

Alice A. (Nordyke) Dempsey, age 65, loving wife of Paul T. Dempsey, died early Tuesday morning, July 8, 2014 at the North Shore Medical Center, Salem Hospital.  Born in Chelsea, Mrs. Dempsey was the daughter of the late John and Doris Nordyke.  She was raised in Salem, attended St. James Grammar School and graduated from St. James High School. 

 
Mrs. Dempsey was employed with New England Telephone, which became Verizon, for over 20 years until her retirement.  She was a member of the Pioneers Club.  Mrs. Dempsey was an avid Patriots Fan and loved Teddy Bruschi.   
 
Surviving her in addition to her husband are her two grandchildren, Alyssa and Michael, her dear friends Estelle and Mark Coan and Marilyn Weisman, her sister Marlene McGlone and her husband Russell (Alice’s favorite brother in law) of Salem, her sister in law Claire Ryan of South Carolina, and her brother in law Ken Dempsey of Arizona. 
 
Mrs. Dempsey’s Funeral will be held from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (Corner of North St.) Salem on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 9:15 A.M. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. James Church, 156 Federal St., Salem at 10:00 a.m.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday July 10, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.  For those who wish memorial contributions may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA  02115.  For additional information or on line guest book please call 978-744-0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com
 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mr. Paul Dempsey
3 Gables Circle, Salem, MA 01970
 

 

 

June 29, 2014

LYNN — Catharine (Klein) Jordan, age 65, of Lynn, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, after being stricken suddenly. She was the wife of the late Arthur Jordan, and the daughter of the late George and Dorothy (Dunn) Klein. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Catharine was educated in schools in Queens, N.Y. She lived in Lynn most of her life. She worked as a secretary and paralegal for Lynn-area lawyers, including John Mihos, Ed Hayden and Michael Barry. Formerly, she worked for Nynex (worked for John Natoli, VP & General Counsel), now known as Verizon, and JC Penney in Peabody. She was involved with East Lynn Little League for almost 20 years, and served as president of the board. Most important to Catharine, though, was surrounding herself with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her two sons, Ryan T. Jordan and his wife Tara of Malden, and Sean P. Jordan and his wife Silvia of Lynn, her grandchildren, Brittany, Liam, Jasmine, Aidan, Sean Jr. and Molly Jordan. She was the sister of Patricia Conklin of Palm Bay, Fla., George Klein of New Jersey, Robert Klein of New York, and Ronald Klein of Missouri. She also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.

Service information: A funeral service will be held in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn, on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be Monday, July 7, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, 615 Concord St., Framingham, MA 01702. Directions & guest book at www.solimine.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mr. Ryan Jordan

36 Estey St, 
Malden, MA 02148

 

June 30, 2014

April 13, 1928 - June 25, 2014 
Louise M. (Donovan) Barnes, age 86, of Salisbury, formerly of Lynn passed away Wednesday June 25, 2014 at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. She was the beloved wife of the late Franklin A. Barnes, Sr., with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. 

Born in Winthrop, she was the daughter of the late Timothy J and Margaret I. (McCourt) Donovan. She was employed with the Nynex Yellow Pages for many years, and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Louise was also a member of the Emblem Club at the Winthrop Elks.

Louise is survived by her children, Kathleen Cousminer and her husband Jeff of Salisbury, Stephen Barnes of Lynn, and Robert S. Barnes, Sr. and his wife Paula of Templeton. She was the beloved grandmother of several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Franklin A. Barnes, Jr. 

Services will be private. Arrangements under the direction of Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn, MA.
 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Kathleen Cousminer
8 Ccc Rd, 
Salisbury, MA 01952

 

June 10, 2014

Alberta R. DeMattia, 81, of Sanford, passed away on Tuesday June 10, 2014 at the Greenwood Nursing Home in Sanford. She was born in Bourne, MA, on January 29, 1933 a daughter of the late Homer and Marguerite Murray.

She is predeceased by her husband, Alfred DeMattia Sr., sisters, Joan Vigue and Margie Hurley, brother, Homer Murray.

She is survived by her children, Steven G. Bruno of Springvale, Sandra Greico of Massachusetts, Donna Gargiulo
of Massachusetts, Alfred “Chip” DeMattia Jr., of Sanford, Mark DeMattia of Shapleigh, brothers, Gerald Murray, David Murray, Al Murray, Pat Nardo as well as many grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be on Saturday from 5 to 7PM at the Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home, 29 Winter Street, Sanford. Burial will be at a later date at Notre Dame Cemetery in Springvale.

Condolences may be expressed at 
www.blackfuneralhomes.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Donna Gargiulo
4 Landers Rd.
Stoneham, MA  02180

 

June 5, 2014

Donovan, Jeanette V. (Kneeland) (worked in YPIII Billling/Scheduling) of Winthrop, June 5. Devoted wife of the late Major William A. Donovan, retired Army. Loving mother of William Donovan and his former wife Mary of Winthrop, Richard Donovan and his wife Nancy of Melrose, James M. Donovan of Winthrop, Donna Makosky and her husband Jan of Winthrop and Deborah McCarthy and her husband Kevin of Winthrop. Dear sister of the late Margaret Conley, Alice VanDalinda, Mary Stepczyk, David, Joseph, William and Bernard Kneeland. Loving sister in law of Louise Barnes of Lynn. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O'Maley Funeral Home 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Monday at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation on Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Interment to follow the mass in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.comCaggiano-O'Maley Funeral Home Winthrop 617 846 8700.

 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mr. William J Donovan
56 Beach Rd,
Winthrop,MA 02152

 

June 3, 2014

LYNN — Mr. Robert F. Page Sr., age 87, of Lynn, died on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Beverly Hospital, following a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Gladys (Kerr) Page, who died in 2013.

A lifelong resident of Lynn, he was the son of the late Aaron and Mary (O’Neil) Page. He attended St. Patrick’s and Lynn Public Schools.

He was a proud Navy veteran of World War II serving the Atlantic and Pacific Theatre of operations.

Bob was employed at General Electric for over 37 years as a tool grinder.

He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his beloved wife before she passed away. He also enjoyed “puttering” around the house and kept very busy with cleaning and gardening duties. In earlier years he enjoyed bowling and going to the Wonderland dog track. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed the Red Sox and Patriots.

He is survived by a daughter, Joan Dubis of Lynn; and a son, Robert Page and his wife Patricia of Danvers. He also leaves five grandchildren, Brian, Jennifer and Kristen Dubis, Kimberly Schneider and Kelly Papagianopoulos, a great-grandson, Henry Schneider, sisters-in-law, Margaret Melanson and Audrey Dancewicz, brother-in-law, Donald Kerr of California, and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Hazel Sargent, Gladys Sheehan and Kenneth Page.

Among many things, Bob will be especially remembered for his love of family, unique sense of humor and novel descriptive phrases. He will be forever in our hearts and thoughts.

Service information: His funeral will be held on Monday at 7:45 a.m. from the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Richard Church, 90 Forest St., Danvers. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours Sunday, 3-7 p.m. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Joan Dubis
58 Donnelly Drive
Lynn, MA 01904

 

June 3, 2014


Peter Apolinary Materkowski of Peabody, July 23, 1916 – June 3, 2014

Posted By  on June 4, 2014 

Peter A Materkowski, 97, of Peabody, died Tuesday morning at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody following a brief illness.  He was the devoted husband of the late Jane J. (Mizioch) Materkowski with whom he shared over 40 years of marriage.   

Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late Apolinary and Maria Materkowski; he was a lifelong resident of Peabody and attended Peabody Schools. He was employed with Eastman Gelatine for over 13 years before he retired. 

He was a long time member of St. Michael’s Hall in Peabody for over 74 years and also enjoyed gardening and working around the yard. 

Peter is survived by his son Steven and his wife Julie Materkowski of Amesbury, his three daughters, Vicky Materkowski of Peabody and Maryann Stasinos and Joan Slattery, both of Danvers, his dear special friend, Lorraine Gerniglia of Danvers, his five beloved grandchildren, Robin Sullivan, James, Crystal, Angela, and
Michael Materkowski, and by his two great grandchildren, Jane Murphy and Olivia Materkowski.  He was predeceased by his siblings, Frank and Victoria
Materkowski. 

His funeral service will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Church, Church St., Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem.  

 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Maryann Stasinos
35 Collins St #66
Danvers, MA 01923
 

 

May 5, 2014

We received the following note from Doreen Duggan, Donald Desorcy's daughter:

Don Desorcy passed away quietly on May 5, 2014. He was 92, pain-free and with his daughter Doreen and son-in-law Michael Duggan by his side.  He had recently moved to NJ from FL to be closer to them.  Doreen Desorcy Duggan can be reached at 1033 Barnegat Lane, Mantoloking, NJ 08738 or at 873 216-7469, email:doreenduggan2@aol.com.
 
Donald F. Desorcy, 92, formerly of Hobe Sound, FL passed away Monday, May 5, 2014 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ. Don was born to Albert and Leona Desorcy in Holyoke, MA. He attended Assumption Preparatory School in Worcester, MA and was offered a Baseball scholarship to the University of Virginia. He enlisted in the USCG, serving his country during WWII on the U.S.S. Centaurus AKA 17, earning 6 Battle Stars in the Pacific Theatre. He returned to Boston, MA for a career with NYNEX, formerly New England Telephone, including Training Manager and District Sales Manager for Yellow Pages Directory. He relocated his family to Merrimack, NH for 13 years until his retirement to FL. He especially enjoyed golf at Manchester (NH) Country Club, and mentoring Junior Achievement Business Club. Don is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mary (ONeill) Desorcy, who passed in 2006, and his daughter Donna Lee, in 1979. He is survived by his daughter Doreen and her husband Michael Duggan, his granddaughter Alexandra Donna Kelly and great-grandson Aiden Michael Kelly, all of Mantoloking, NJ. Family and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass on Friday, May 9th, 2014, 10:00 AM at the Parish of St. Dominics, 250 Old Squan Road Brick, NJ 08724. Cremation Service of Ocean, 885 Mantoloking Road Brick, NJ 08723 is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Doreen Duggan
1033 Barnegat Lane
Mantoloking, NJ 08738

 

March, 5, 2014

We just learned that John Edward Doyle Sr. (87), of Nashua, NH passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

He is survived by his wife, Jo-an M. Doyle (Clark), his high school sweetheart of 65 years. ...

Obituary information is not available.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Jo-an M. Doyle
55 Kent Lane H310
Nashua, NH 03062

 

May 9, 2014

CAMERON, John J. "Jack" 87, of Seabrook Beach, NH, formerly of Medford and Somerville, May 9, 2014. Devoted husband of 56 years to Mary (Downey) Cameron. Son of the late Ita Rose (MacGillivary) and Allen Cameron. Beloved father of Dan and his wife Patti, Karen Johnson and her husband Dave all of Reading, Michael and his wife Sue of Andover, Paul and his wife Laura of Stoneham, John of RI, Matthew and his wife Rita of Lexington. Father-in-law of Andrea Cameron of Franklin. Loving brother of the late Mary, Eleanor, Al and his wife Irene Cameron, Virginia Franzen and her husband Roy, and Joe MacGillivary. Dear brother-in-law of Joan Mahoney. Cherished grandfather of Lauren, Michael, Christopher, Jessica, Brian, Christina, Greg, Jamie, Kathleen, Madeline, Jack, Joe, Stephanie, Caitlin, Daniel, Ryan, Matthew and William. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Jack enjoyed spending time with his family particularly on Seabrook Beach where he spent the last 49 summers. Funeral procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) SOMERVILLE, Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, Medford at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Calling hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Late veteran US Navy WWII, serving in the Philippines, Japan and Okinawa. Graduate of St. Clements High School, Somerville and St. Michaels College in Winooski, VT. Retired sales representative for 37 years of NET/Verizon. Jack was involved in many activities during his long life, serving on the School Committee and Board of Alderman in Somerville. He was Past Exhaulted Ruler and active member of Somerville Lodge of Elks. He donated many hours to Malden Catholic High School, both St. Clement Church and St. Joseph Church where he also taught CCD.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Jacks name to Creative Living Inc. (A program for those disabled and with developmental delays where Jacks granddaughter Jamie is enrolled) PO Box 3177, Andover, MA 01810. www.creativelivingandover.org/ ways-to-give/make-a-donation. For more information please visit dohertyfuneralservice.com

Published in The Boston Globe on May 11, 2014

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Mary Cameron
82 Pembroke St
Seabrook, NH 03874

 

May 6, 2014

LYNN — Evelyn A. (Cornell) Krause died Tuesday, May 6, at a local nursing home after a lengthy illness. She was two weeks shy of her 91st birthday.

Evelyn was the wife of the late Edward A. Krause, to whom she was married for 55 years, and the daughter of the late J. Robert and Eva (Sheahan) Cornell.

Born in Haverhill, the fifth of seven brothers and sisters, Evelyn moved to Swampscott as a child, where she attended St. John the Evangelist School. She graduated from Swampscott High School and attended Burdett College in Boston.

After she was married, Evelyn lived in Lynn for the remainder of her life.

She worked at General Electric until she had her first child, and thereafter devoted herself to being a full-time mother. Evelyn’s many hobbies, passions and activities went a long way toward defining who she was as a person.

She was a prolific poet, whose work appeared in local publications, including the Lynn Sunday Post and The Daily Item. Evelyn wrote many poems for friends and family members who were celebrating milestones in their lives, and also wrote several touching poetic eulogies for close friends. She even composed a poem praising the care she received at the Life Care Center for the North Shore in Lynn, where she spent the last four years of her life.

Music was a vital part of her life. Evelyn composed many original songs — mostly in the style of the ballads and standards she grew up listening to — and was an accomplished piano player and organist who taught those instruments to others.

A woman of great faith, she was a director of the Sacred Heart Church choir and, later, an organist there for many years. Evelyn also helped run several parish variety shows, including one for the church’s centennial celebration. She also was active in the Ladies’ Sodality at Sacred Heart, and taught religious education as well.

Evelyn was a member of The Tin Airs, a Lynn-area group that put on shows for senior citizens. She was also an aide for the Little Red Schoolhouse in Lynn and was a captain at the Ward 6 polling place at Marian Gardens.

An athlete in high school, Evelyn was an enthusiastic Red Sox fan who followed the team all her life. She was also an avid reader who liked to do word puzzles (especially crosswords) and loved putting together jigsaw puzzles. She also enjoyed playing cribbage, poker and bridge, and her weekly bowling outings at the Lynnway Sports Center.

She leaves a son, Stephen E. Krause (worked in PR)and his wife Linda of Lynn; and a daughter, Jayne R. Zaya and her husband Stephen of Wakefield; two grandchildren, Andrew S. Krause of Lynn and Lesley Anne Zaya of Drexel Hill, Pa.; one sister, Ruth Delaney of Colchester, Conn.; a brother-in-law, Joseph L. O’Brien of Manchester, Conn., a sister-in-law, Shirley Cornell of Beverly, and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Mary R. Hallion, Eileen F. Ford, J. Robert Cornell Jr., Vincent J. Cornell and Helen T. O’Brien.

Service information: Her funeral will be held on Monday at 9 a.m. from the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn, with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Pius V Church on Maple Street, Lynn. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours Sunday 3-7 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to Life Care Center of the North Shore, Residents’ Fund, 111 Birch St., Lynn, MA 01902. Directions and guest book at www.solimine.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Stephen E. Krause 
29 Clark Circle
Lynn, MA 01905

 

April 7, 2014

Marblehead — Julie Ann (Thorner) Fallis, age 63, loving wife of Eric Fallis, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Born in Marblehead, Mrs. Fallis was a graduate of Marblehead High School and had lived in Marblehead for many years. Following high school, she attended North Shore Community College. While at North Shore Community College, she met Eric and married in 1977. Soon after her marriage, they relocated to Pennsylvania where they lived until 1991 when they returned to Marblehead. 

Mrs. Fallis had been employed with the Yellow Pages, later known as NYNEX on Market Street in Lynn. She continued her career with Ringer’s Auto School working until 2007. She was very dedicated and devoted to her family.

Surviving her in addition to her husband is her son, Paul Jeffrey Fallis of Marblehead; her brother, Larry Thorner; and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Mrs. Fallis’ funeral will be held from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (corner of North Street), Salem, on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead, on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. For online guest book or additional information, please call 781-631-8885 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Eric Fallis
48 Prospect St, Marblehead, MA 01945

 

 

March 28, 2014

Largo,FL -Alice Gilmartin Daviau, 85, of Largo, Florida passed away on March 28th in Pinellas Park, Florida. Born in Chicopee, Massachusetts on April 13, 1928, Alice moved to Shrewsbury, MA in 1960 and relocated to Centerville MA in 1983. After leaving her beloved Cape Cod, Alice and her husband, Howard Daviau (former Mgr. in Springfield and Worcester Sales), settled in Belleair, FL. Alice spent 20 years as a Business Office Representative for New England Telephone in the Worcester MA area before retiring. She liked to ski, play Bingo, take walks on the beach and enjoyed the many cruises taken with her husband. 

She was the beloved wife of Howard Daviau, devoted mother of Cheryl Macdonald of E. Falmouth, MA, Thomas Daviau of Flanders, NJ, Kathleen Nugent of Cary, ILL, and Lynn Huck of Lake Oswego, OR. She is survived by 11 loving grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 4 nephews and 2 nieces.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, April 2 from 4-7 pm at the Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home located at 160 West Main Street, in Hyannis MA. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the funeral on Thursday, April 3rd at Our Lady of Victory Church at 230 South Main Street, in Centerville, MA at 12pm. Internment will follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Suncoast Hospice at
 www.thehospice.org/Donate or Boys Town, 200 Flanagan Blvd., PO Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010.

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2014

Expressions of sympathy may be sent you:
 
Mr. Howard Daviau
c/o Cheryl Macdonald
11 Catawba Ln, East Falmouth, MA 02536

 

March 31, 2014

October 10, 1951 - March 31, 2014 

James M Leger, SAUGUS, formerly of Melrose, passed unexpectedly, age 62, died on March 31st at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. He was the loving husband of Charlotte M. (Surette) Leger (worked in NYPS Publishing and NYPS Selling).

Born and raised in Melrose he was the son of Dorothy (McKeon) Leger of Melrose and the late Warren Leger. He was a graduate of Melrose High School. Jim retired from General Electric in Lynn as a calibrator with over 41 years of service and he was a member of the Wakefield Elks for over 25 years. A devoted husband and father, he had been a resident of Saugus since 1973.

Jim leaves one son, James J. Leger and his wife Monica of Saugus; one daughter, Michelle Tautkus and her husband Greg of Wilmington; cherished Bampa of Keira, Logan "Buddy Boy", Lainey and Hayden; one sister, Judith Waitt and her husband Steve of Wakefield; one brother, Bob Leger and his wife Nancy of Limerick, ME. Brother-in-law of Tom and Mary Jane Surette of Malden. Also survived by 11 nieces and nephews and was predeceased by one niece. He also leaves behind many many friends he called family. 

In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Memorial Donations, Boston, MA 02284.

SERVICE INFORMATION
Relatives & friends invited to attend visiting hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS. Funeral from the funeral home on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at Parish of the Incarnation Church, 425 Upham St., Melrose at 10 a.m. Interment Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Expressions of sympathy may  be sent to:
Mrs Charlotte M Lager
32 Pace Rd, 
Saugus, MA 01906

 

March 30, 2014

Ronald B. Kocur, Sr.
August 4, 1949 - March 30, 2014

Visitation:                 Wednesday, April 2, 2014  Details
Funeral Service:      Thursday, April 3, 2014  Details
Cemetery Service:   Thursday, April 3, 2014  
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Ronald B. Kocur, Sr., 64, of Peabody, died Sunday evening at Union Hospital in Lynn following a lengthy illness.  He was the devoted husband of Marilyn (Burke) Kocur (worked in CSD) with whom he shared over 40 years of marriage.

Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Theodore S. Kocur, Sr. and Florence M. (Stone) Kocur.  He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1968. After high school, Ron enlisted with the United States Navy and served for two years during the Vietnam War and was a reservist for 4 years before he was honorably discharged in October 1974.

Ronald was employed for over 27 years as a shipper/receiver for Fishery Products in Danvers before retiring.  After his retirement, he continued working as a driver for Direct Tire in Danvers.

Ronald was very active in the community and coached little league baseball for over 25 years for the National League Major Cardinals team.  He also enjoyed camping, and he bowled in many leagues at Sunnyside Bowling in Danvers. 

Besides his loving wife of 40 years, he is survived by two sons, Ronald B. Kocur, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Peabody and Daniel Kocur and his fiancé Kim of Beverly, his two brothers, Edward and his wife Merriam Kocur of Somerville, TN, William and his wife Dru Ann Kocur of Danvers, his sisters, Phyllis and her husband Thomas Duda of Lynn, Joanne and her husband Bruce Pinkham of Peabody and Nancy and her husband Fred Hersey of Salisbury, his brother-in-law, Michael and his wife Kim Burke of Peabody, his sister-in-law, Bonnie Carbone of Moultonborough, NH, his father-in-law, Francis Burke of Peabody and is also survived by his grandson Christian Kocur and many nieces and nephews.  He was the brother of the late Theodore S. Kocur, Jr.

His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 10:00 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM and burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn.  Expressions of sympathy can be made in his name to the Peabody Little League, P.O. Box 683, Peabody, MA 01960. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Marilyn "Mal" Kocur
43A Bartholmew St.
Peabody, MA 01960

 

March 16, 2014

LYNN — Mrs. Mae L. (Giarrizzo) Gill, age 89, of Lynn, died Monday at Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge after complications from a fall. She was the wife of the late John J. “Joe” Gill. Born and raised in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Camillo and Agusta (Belissama) Giarrizzo. She was valedictorian of her graduating class at Somerville High School, and also graduated from secretarial school. She had lived in Lynn since 1948.

Mae worked as an account representative in the sales department of Verizon Yellow Pages for many years until her retirement in 1986. She was the third best salesperson during her time at Verizon.

Mae was very active in her children’s activities, as a den mother and Girl Scout leader, and also used her talents to make gifts for charity. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, and was an attendee at Cooperative Elder Services in Concord. She was part of a wonderfully close family, and she spent many delightful hours with her beloved sisters.

She is survived by her two children, Lori Gill-Pazaris and her husband Jim of Concord, Mass., and Jack Gill and his wife Gerrie Kennedy of Worthington, Mass.; one grandson, Mathew Pazaris and his partner Melissa Smith of Dedham; three step-grandchildren, John and Elyse Kennedy of Jackson, Wyo., and Charles Kennedy, currently in Tanzania with the Peace Corps; three sisters, Ann Stanley of Saugus, Gloria Lanna and her husband Larry of Milford, Conn., and Camille Elwertowski and her husband Mike of Cranford, N.J.; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Marian, Joe and his wife Peg, and Vito and his wife Pam Giarrizzo.

Service information: Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Those who prefer may make donations to Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Directions and guestbook atwww.solimine.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

James and Lori Gill-Pazaris
1376 Old Marlboro Rd
Concord, MA 01742

 

March 7, 2014

We just learned that Doris L'Hommedieu, at the age of 98, passed away on March 7, 2013. Doris joined the Directory Alumni Council in 1987.  Obituary details are not available.

 May she rest in peace

  

March 1, 2014

Joseph R. Pugia Jr., 50, of Boxford, formerly of Danvers and Herkimer, NY, died, Saturday, March 1, following a short illness surrounded by his father and mother, Joseph Ralph & Annetta Pugia (formerly worked in YP), and his beloved sister, Susan Pugia Vinciguerra.

Born on June 20, 1963, in Herkimer, NY, Joey was raised and educated in Herkimer and was a graduate of Herkimer High School. He continued his education at Eisenhower College in Geneva New York where he earned his degree in Construction Engineering.

Joey was an Eagle Scout and had a great love of the outdoors. As a youth he spent many summers as a Counselor at Camp Russell teaching and guiding youths.

Professionally, Joey had been employed as a construction engineer working and overseeing the formation of many construction projects throughout New England, Including many PGA Golf Courses.

A loving son, brother, uncle and friend, Joey enjoyed spending his time fishing, golfing with his friends, hiking and playing catch with his nephew Nicholas. Joey was always willing to help anyone in their time of need and his wonderful heartfelt smile will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Joey is survived by his parents, Joseph and Annetta ( Farber) Pugia, Sr., his sister and best friend Susan Pugia Vinciguerra, his brother Michael Pugia, his nephews, Nicholas Vinciguerra, Stephen Pugia, Christopher Yanakakis, Benjamin Yanakakis and Alex Yanakakis, and his nieces, Aleis and Samantha Pugia.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St., (Route 62) Danvers, Wednesday, March 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. His internment will be held in Mountain Garden Cemetery, Little Falls, NY. He will be at rest in the Farber/Pugia family plot. 

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Joey's memory to the Massachusetts Audubon Society, Development Office, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773 or online at Massaudubon.org. 

To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Pugia
3 Old Topsfield Rd
Boxford, MA 01921

 

 

February 7, 2014

Salem —Robert Arthur Bergeron, 65, passed away on February 7, 2014, in Salem Hospital.

Born in Salem on January 24, 1949, he was the son of the late Rita (Daley) Bergeron. Robert graduated from Salem High School in 1967.

He served his country with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and was honorably discharged. Robert was an outdoorsman and enjoyed boating, fishing and camping.

He is survived by six siblings, Richard Bergeron and his wife, Janice, of Salem, Ronald Bergero...
n of New Mexico, Raymond Bergeron and his wife, Dee, of Vermont, Rene Bergeron and his wife, Judy, of Peabody, Russell Bergeron of Haverhill, and Ruth Skomurski (worked in Copy) and her husband, Ned, of Danvers; and several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m., on Tuesday, February 11, in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, 24 Conant St., Danvers. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Visiting hours are Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m., at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to benefit deceased veterans, in Robert’s name, to Wreaths Across America TM, P.O. Box 249, Columbia Falls, ME 04623.www.LyonsFuneral.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Ruth Skomurski
12 Jacobs Ave, Danvers, MA 01923

 

February 4, 2014

Lewiston - Mr. Joseph G Conley of 4 Champlain Avenue passed away at his home in Lewiston on Tuesday February 4, 2014.  He will be sadly missed by family and friends.

He was married for 65 years to the late Jean Murphy Conley who died in September of 2013. Mr. Conley was born in Lewiston on February 14, 1925. The son of Thomas and Agnes Molloy Conley. He was pre-deceased by brothers Paul, John, Richard, and Thomas and sisters Monica, Rita and Marge.

He attended local schools and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1943. He enlisted in the Navy during World War II and served his nation proudly. Mr. Conley was a signalman on an LST carrier often landing troops and supplies on beaches in the Pacific theater.

After the war he worked in Lewiston as a retail clothing salesman and at the Bates Mill before beginning his career with New England Telephone in 1959. For the next 25 years he was a Yellow Pages sales representative, retiring in 1984.

In retirement, Mr and Mrs Conley enjoyed playing bridge, going to auctions and flea markets, and spending time with their family and friends, and large extended family at their summer cottage in Kennebunkport.

Mr Conley is survived by son Paul and wife Jean of Quincy MA, daughter Mary Beth and husband Carl Schoeninger of Beverly Hills, MI, son Peter and wife Donna of Lewiston as well as five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Service on Thursday February 13, 2014 at 11:00am in the Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus Street, Lewiston, ME. Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery, Mt Hope Ave, Lewiston, ME.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mr. Peter Conley
351 Pond Rd
Lewiston, ME 04240

 

February 4, 2014

Saugus - Mr. Albert F Dow, age 68, died Tuesday, February 4th at his home. He was the loving husband of Diane (Ewton) Dow with whom he shared 38 years of marriage. Born in Chelsea and a resident of Saugus from the age of seven, he was the son of the late Albert and Sylvia (Weiner) Dow. Albert retired as a welder from General Electric after 36 years of service. He was an avid car enthusiast, especially when it came to corvettes and antique cars. Besides his wife, Albert is survived by his son, David Dow of Revere; one brother, Howard Dow of Amesbury; one sister, Carolyn Pasquale of Naples, FL. He also leaves his dog Lacey.

SERVICE INFORMATION Funeral from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Saturday at 10am. followed by a funeral mass at St. Margaret's Church, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus at 11 am. Relatives & friends invited to attend. Visiting hours Friday from 4-8 pm. Interment at Riverside Cemetery in Saugus.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to;
Mrs. Diane Dow
14 Bayfield Rd
Saugus, MA 01906

 

January 17, 2014

SOUTH PORTLAND - Donald T. Caswell, a longtime resident of South Portland, Maine, passed away on January 17, 2014 at the age of 90. He was born to Andrew and Anne Burfitt Caswell on October 14, 1923 in Limestone, Maine. Donald grew up with his four brothers and four sisters in Brownville Junction, Maine.

He joined the navy after graduating high school in 1942 and was stationed at the naval base in Bremerton, Washington for the duration of World War II. He was on a supply ship serving as a radio operator while patrolling the Gulf of Alaska, going to Sitka, Skagway and Dutch Harbor.

After the war, he returned to the east coast and attended and graduated from the University of Maine on the GI Bill, where he majored in History and Art. He also became active in an officer training program while in college and became an officer in the Air Force. In 1951, he was stationed in Tripoli, North Africa during the Korean War.

At the age of 62, he retired from his job of 30 years, selling advertising in the Yellow Pages and as a Lieutenant Colonel after 35 years in the Air National Guard.  

Donald was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years Joan Veilleux Caswell; brothers, Robert, Kenneth, and Andrew and sisters, Carol Hobson, Christine Mikulski and Margaret Caswell.

Donald met his wife Joan on a blind date and they were married on May 9, 1950.  He and Joan enjoyed playing  bridge and poker with their close circle of friends.  Don's favorite past time was his love of golf  He never left the house without his golf clubs.  They were both communicants of Holy Cross Church in South Portland.  He is survived by his brother Harley Caswell, sister, Eleanor Caswell McKay, three sons, Christopher & wife Karen, Daniel & wife Susan, and Terrence & wife Lisa, daughter Jane Caswell Flynn & husband Jeffrey Flynn, seven grandchildren and six great grandchldren.

Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday February 6, 2014, at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, at the chapel, followed by an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, corner of Broadway & Cottage Road, South Portland. Burial will follow with Military Rites at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

The Caswell Family
3 Audubon Way
Scarborough, ME 04074-7324

 

January 29, 2014

CULLATY Bette Kreuzer of Weston, MA and Naples, FL died on January 29, 2014. She is survived by her three children, Susan, Dan, and Elisa, and her grandson, Phillip Purvis who is eighteen. Bette graduated from Cornell University majoring in Sociology. Before marrying her husband, D. Elliot Cullaty, she worked for Yellow Page advertising and was chosen to lead the all-male sales team. During this time, she provided for her mother, Marie Kreuzer as Bette’s father died the day before she graduated college. When her children were young, she graduated from Boston University with a Master’s in Education. She loved theatre, art, symphony, swimming, golf, and racquet sports. She volunteered for many years at Boston Symphony and was a long-standing member of the First Parrish Church and Brae Burn Country Club. Her greatest passion was traveling and she traveled widely to every developed continent. She passed on her love to her grandson by gifting him a trip to Australia, and then to Africa. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends and was greatly admired for her positive attitude even at the end. Visiting hours will be held at the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington Street (Rt. 16), WELLESLEY, on Sunday from 2:00 6:00 P.M. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 3, at 11:30 A.M. at the First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, in Weston. Private Interment will be held at Milton Cemetery prior to the Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Bette’s memory to Boston Symphony Orchestra, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 or 1st Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA 02493. For directions and guestbook, gfdoherty.com. George F. Doherty & Sons Wellesley 781-235-4100

Published in Boston Herald from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2014

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
The Cullaty Family
89 Jericho Road
Weston, MA 02493