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Deaths 2015

December 29, 2015

DANVERS: John E. “Jack” Doherty, 82, of Danvers, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, December 29, 2015 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Salem, on August 8, 1933 and was raised in Peabody. He was the son of the late Frank and Mary (Mc Mahon) Doherty. After Graduating from Peabody High School, class of 1951, he enlisted in the United States Navy and was stationed in Japan as a high speed radio operator responsible for copying and deciphering the coded transmissions of Russian submarines during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he enrolled at Boston University and completed the four year Bachelor of Arts program in three years with a degree in economics.

He was a loving and devoted husband of Ann M. (Cody) Doherty with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Shortly after their marriage, with Ann at his side, Jack began his career as a Sales Representative with the Yellow Pages division of the New England Telephone Company until it later became Bell Atlantic, NYNEX and Verizon. He proudly retired in 2000 after 40 years of service. During his years with the Yellow Pages, Jack was involved with the Communications Workers of America for many years in increasing capacities including a nine year term as President of the CWA Local 1301 form 1978 to 1987. During these years, there was substantial growth in the Sales channel at the telephone reps. Jack’s quick wit, sense of humor and legendary negotiating tactics resulted, without doubt, in the best union contract for pay and benefits in the country during that time.
His high school yearbook states that his ambition was to make a new friend every day. While he may not have achieved that objective, no one can say it was for lack of effort. He would talk with anyone, anywhere. He simply loved people. He enjoyed golf because it provided him an opportunity to be outdoors with his wife, children and friends. He was a long time member of the Salem Country Club where his self-effacing sense of humor brought a smile to everyone he met. Most of all, he loved his family. His family was the most important thing in his life. He was devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren. Despite the daily demands of his career, he always made time for each of them individually. Jack and Ann raised their family in Danvers. He was a communicant of St. Richard’s Parish. Following the interests of his children, Jack became active in coaching youth sports. He served as a manager with the American and National Senior Little Leagues, and coached the Chief’s to the “Onion Bowl” championship of the Danvers Youth Football league. He will be missed by many. In addition to his loving wife who cared for him throughout his extended illness, his survived by his sons, Daniel W. Doherty and his wife, Corrine of Danvers, John M. Doherty and his wife, Ann Marie of Walpole, Jeffrey C. Doherty and his wife, Christine of Melrose, and his daughter, Susan M. Little and her husband, Michael of Beverly. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Peter and his wife, Jessica of Groton, Thomas and Bridget of Walpole, Samantha and Daniel of Danvers, and Shelby, Jessica and Alexis of Melrose. He is also survived by his brother, Rev. Daniel F. Doherty, O.P. and was predeceased by his brother, Gerald P. Doherty of Peabody.
A Visitation will be held on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral home at the 82 Lynn St., Peabody facility. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church, 16 Church St., Peabody. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in St. Mary of the Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of your choice. For directions and guest book, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to;
Ann Doherty
28 Bayberry Road 
Danvers, MA 01923

 

December 23, 2015

Robert Pacheco, husband of Marianne Pacheco who worked in YP 

Mr. Robert E. Pacheco, 80, of Lynn passed away on Wednesday afternoon in the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a brief illness. He was the husband of Marianne L. (Hill) Pacheco (worked for Sal Tripoli) with whom he shared 24 years of marriage. He was also the husband of the late Rosemarie (DeBarros) Pacheco with whom he shared 32 years of marriage. 

Bob was born December 18, 1935 in Cambridge, son of the late Anthony and Evelyn (Marchant) Pacheco. He was a resident of Lynn for the past 25 years previously residing in Somerville. He grew up in Cambridge and attended Cambridge Schools. 

He was a United States Marine veteran and held the rank of Private First Class. 

Bob worked in the M.I.T. Printing Department for over 40 years retiring in 2000. 

He was a former active member of the Lynn Elks. He also enjoyed playing pool at the Greater Lynn Senior Center, Dancing and spending time with his family and friends. 

In addition to his loving wife Marianne, Bob is survived by his daughter Donna Pimentel and her husband Luis of Tewksbury. His step children Pamela Amico and her spouse Kristen Van der Hart of Rockport, Peg Killam and her husband Steven of Danvers and Louis Amico, Jr. and his wife Donna of Lynn. His brother Richard Pacheco of Medford, his sister Mary Greenleaf of Cambridge, 5 grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

He was the father of the late Maureen Pacheco. 

Bob's Funeral will be from the CUFFE-McGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 8 AM. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Church at 9 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be on Sunday from 2-5 PM. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Kaplan Family House, 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102 Danvers. MA 01923. For online condolences and register book please visit www.cuffemcginn.com 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 
Marianne Pacheco 
471 Eastern Ave.
Lynn, MA 01902

 

December 14, 2015

(Photo from DAC Alumni archives 1963)

Carol L. Fitzgerald of Braintree, died December 14, 2015. 

Carol was a long time employee of New England Telephone and worked for the Yellow Pages of Lynn for over 30 years. She enjoyed spending her summers in Bourne. Carol dearly loved her family and her church. She will be sadly missed.

Daughter of the late John and Margaret Fitzgerald. She is survived by brother, Thomas Fitzgerald of Braintree, and sisters, Joan Onorato of Sherborn, Claire Adams of Braintree, and Mary Onorato of Sherborn. Carol is predeceased by siblings Barbara McKeon, Kevin Fitzgerald, John Fitzgerald, and Arlene Fitzgerald.  Also survived by 28 nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday December 18 from 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 8:30 AM Saturday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Moore, Braintree at 9:30 AM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sherborn.

Donations in memory of Carol may be made to Garrett Fitzgerald Memorial Scholarship Fund at Archbishop Williams High School, 80 Independence Ave, Braintree, MA 02184.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Thomas Fitzgerald
115 Park Street
Braintree, MA 02184

 

December 10, 2015

SAUGUS, formerly of Revere – Mrs. Margaret C. Castinetti, age 91, passed away on Thursday, December 10th at the Aviv Center in Peabody. She was the wife of the late Chester L. Castinetti.
Born in Malden, she was the daughter of the late Arcangelo and Assunta Valeri. She was a member of the Sodality of St. Margaret's, a former Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, a poll worker for the city of Revere, a member of the Council on Aging in Saugus and a communicant of St. Margaret's church. She moved to Saugus from Revere in 1999.
Mrs. Castinetti leaves two sons, Stephen Castinetti & his wife Lori of Saugus, Phillp Castinetti & his wife Maria of Lynnfield; one daughter, Susan Fiorello of Peabody; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was also the sister of Carmen Valeri & Mary Simpson of Saugus, Antionette Valerio of Melrose. She was predeceased by two brothers Alfred & Lawrence Valeri; one sister Santina Shinay.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Care Dimensions www.caredimensions.org.
SERVICE INFORMATION
Relatives & friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home. 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS on Monday 4-8 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home on Tuesday, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Margaret's Church, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Steve Castinetti
3 Laura Lee Cir
Saugus, MA 01908

 

 

 

December 2, 2015

We just learned that Jeannette Hall passed away on December 2, 2015.

Jeannette I. Hall 90, August 28, 1925 - December 2, 2015. Published in the Florida Times-Union on December 4, 2015

Jeannette was a long time member of the Directory Alumni Council.  May she rest in peace.

 

November 27, 2015

James Joseph O'Connell, 86, of Longmeadow, beloved husband of 56 years, to Marjorie (Goodreau) O’Connell, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 27, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Holyoke on April 6, 1929, he was the son of the late Daniel J. and Mary C. O’Connell. James served his country in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1952. In 1959, he married Marjorie Goodreau and raised their three children in Longmeadow, MA. Jim was employed by New England Telephone Company for 32 years and retired in 1987 from Directory Sales (Springfield office). He was an elected tax assessor with the town of Longmeadow as well as a member of Longmeadow Democratic Committee for many years. He enjoyed coaching Longmeadow Little League baseball, skiing, and golf, and was a member of Wyckoff Country Club. Jim loved watching the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots and vacationing with his family on Cape Cod. Besides his wife, Jim leaves a son, Daniel J. O’Connell and his wife Nuchjaree of East Longmeadow; two daughters, Cindy O’Connell of Bedminster, NJ and Karen Aiello and her husband Peppino of East Longmeadow; four cherished grandchildren, Jack O’Connell, Julianna, Marco and James Aiello; a brother, George F. O’Connell of Westfield; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Daniel T. O’Connell and two sisters, Patricia Johnston and Agatha Carey. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 5th at 11 AM at St. Mary’s Church, Longmeadow. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Longmeadow Cemetery. Forastiere Smith Funeral Home has care of the arrangements. The family wishes to thank Dr. Richard Steingart and all of the staff at the D’Amour Center for Cancer Care for their loving care of Jim. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For more information, please visit www.forastiere.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Marjorie O'Connell
86 Cooley Dr
Longmeadow, MA 01106

 

November 26, 2015

LYNN — Mrs. Pauline F. (O’Connell) Kasle, 87, of Lynn, died on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph Kasle.

She was born and raised in Lynn, the daughter of the late John and Mildred (Carey) O’Connell. She was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School and lived in Lynn all of her life.

She was employed as an operator and later a clerk for New England Telephone. She worked for 15 years with Nynex. She retired in 1991 after 40 years with the phone companies. Mrs. Kasle was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She loved to travel and enjoyed her trips to Foxwoods. She enjoyed books on tape. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is survived by her sons, Joseph M. Kasle of Lynn, Kenneth J. Kasle and his fiancé Maryellen Mullen of Woburn, Thomas J. Kasle of Lynn, Donald A. Kasle and his wife Lori of Danvers, John F. Kasle of Lynn; her daughter, Carol A. Wilson of Lynn. Her five grandchildren, Sister Anne (Tracy) Wilson of Lawrence, Tara Jacome and her husband George of Lakeville, Kristyn, Shannon and Evan Kasle, all of Danvers, her great granddaughter, Reagan Jacome. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. She is the sister of the late John O’Connell.

Service information: Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. from the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 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 are on Monday from 4-8 p.m. The family prefers donations be made to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472 or at SupportPerkins@Perkins.org. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Joseph Kasle
141 Ocean St.
Lynn, MA 01902

 

 

November 14, 2015

We just learned that William Peck Jr., a long time member of the DAC died on November 14, 2015. May he rest in peace.

William R. (Bill) Peck Jr, 89, of Colchester died peacefully Saturday, November 14, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Nancy (Bove); loving father of Stephen (Michele), William III and Charles. Dear grandfather of Karen Peck, Deborah Halsey (Christopher), James Peck (Sydney), Georgia Williams, and Stephen Peck (Alison), Rachel Pastormerlo (Matthew) and Sarah Peck (Garrett Nuzum). Proud great-grandfather of Alexander Peck. Brother-in-law to Jean Marceau. Dedicated Uncle to Eileen Gerelli (Gino), Ar

t Monaghan, Cathy Remillard (Moe), Stewart/Buddy Marceau (Linda), Bobby Marceau, Theresa Ashline, and great-uncle to Tyson Monaghan, Matthew Monaghan and Jessica Tatro.

Born March 5, 1926 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, son of William R. and Mary Margaret (McGinty) Peck. A World War II veteran where he served aboard the USS Los Angeles. After graduating from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts, Bill worked for AT&T for 35 years and Sears for 10 years. He was a lifelong golfer and member of the Burlington Country Club and parishioner of Holy Cross Church of Colchester. A dedicated volunteer driver for the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired; always inspired by the people he drove, their optimism, enthusiasm and joy of life.

Visiting hours will be Thursday, November 19, 2015, from 4 pm to 7 pm at Ready Funeral Home, 68 Pinecrest Drive Essex Junction, Vermont. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 11 AM in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church. Burial will follow immediately after the ceremony. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired or to the Alzheimer's Association in Bill's name would be appreciated. Condolences may be viewed/posted athttp://www.readyfuneral.com/Obituaries.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Nov. 17, 2015

 

 

November 1, 2015

PEABODY/DANVERS – Karen T. (Stankiewicz) Osgood, 70, beloved wife of Herbert W. Osgood, died peacefully from Scleroderma and Pulmonary Fibrosis on Sunday evening November 1, 2015 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, while in the comforting presence of her family.     Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late John and Alice (Sodowski) Stankiewicz.  She grew up in Salem and in Danvers, and lived in Peabody for many years before moving back to Danvers.      Besides nurturing her family, Mrs. Osgood was a Crossing Guard in Beverly for several years, and most recently employed at B.J.’s in Danvers as a greeter, cashier, clerk, and stock person until her recent illness.     Karen enjoyed knitting and made many scarves, as well as an avid shopper.  She loved gambling and gaming adventures to Foxwoods, Twin River, and recently Plainridge Park Casino with their friends Dave and Judy Rushia of Norton, MA. She was a devoted and strong-willed woman, with a strong passion for family—especially her grandchildren. Her family is grateful for the care given by the medical staff at Lahey and Care Dimensions.     She is survived by her husband Herbert W. Osgood of Danvers, with whom she shared 52 years of marriage;  two daughters, Leann Goujon & her husband Timothy of Salem, NH and Robin Schweizer (YP Sales) & her fiancé Peter Schmitt (Graphics) of Peabody;  two grandchildren, Cassandra Osgood of Danvers and Matthew Schweizer of Peabody, currently attending UNH; one great-grandson Joshua Osgood of Danvers; a sister Patricia “Patsy” Mendonca of Peabody;  a brother, Ret.  Lt. Col. Air Force Paul Stankiewicz and his wife Judith of Hawaii;, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death, besides her parents, by a brother Ralph “Rushy” Stankiewicz and brother-in-law Manuel Mendonca.     Following cremation, relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather in honoring her life on Sunday November 8, 2015 from 2 – 6 PM at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, with a ceremony during that time period.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to either the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Dr. # 105, Danvers, MA 01923 or to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Robin Schweizer
3 Mountain Ter.
Peabody, MA 01960

 

November 3, 2015

Selma Abrahams, 93
Loved by many

Posted: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 3:00 am

PEABODY — Selma (Coltin) Abrahams, of Peabody, entered into rest on Oct. 31, 2015, at the age of 93.
Born in Haverhill and raised in Newburyport, Selma lived most of her life in Swampscott. She was the beloved wife of Sydney Abrahams. Selma is survived by her children, Marc and Robin Abrahams of Cambridge and Jane Eppers of Lynn. She is predeceased by her four brothers, William, Edwin, Albert and Wendell. Cherished grandmother of Kate Eppers and Jesse Eppers. Loving great-grandmother of Ayla.
Service information: Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, at the Newburyport Hebrew Cemetery in Salisbury.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Jane Eppers
30 Lockwood Rd
Lynn, Ma  01904

 

October 24, 2015

Colby Scott LeColst

Died: October 22, 2015

As we lay our precious son Colby in the arms of Christ, we thank all of you who loved him, all of you who were his friends, all who knew and appreciated his sense of humor and all who recognized his kind and gentle heart. He was a gift and we are all blessed to have known him. 

Colby left us on October 22, 2015 at the age of eighteen. He gave us eighteen years of compassion for others, eighteen years of making everyone laugh, eighteen years of protecting those he cared for and eighteen years of undeniable love. 

As a boy, Colby found joy in fishing with his father at the lake, playing hockey and chasing anything with four or more legs. As a young man, Colby found joy in swimming at the quarries, playing basketball and writing lyrics and free styling. 

Thank you Colby Scott for the beautiful light that you were in all of our lives over the past eighteen years. You were loved by all who knew you. 

Colby is survived by Matthew Lecolst, Jodi Keys, Baylie Lecolst, Olivia Keys, Sue and Eldon Goodhue, Theresa and Richard Lecolst, David Goodhue and hundreds of other loving family members and friends. 

Calling hours will be Wednesday, October 28, from 4 – 8 PM at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St. Salem, NH. The Funeral Services will be Thursday, October 29, at 10:30 AM at the Centerpoint Community Church, 101 School St. Salem, NH. Cremation will follow.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to.

David Goodhue
1020 Live Oak Circle
Pt. Charlotte, FL 33948

Eldon Goodhue
37 Winsor Land
Topsfield, MA 01983

 

October 10, 2015

Mrs. Helen (Koomaris) Pappas, 89 years of Swampscott died peacefully on Saturday, October 10, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Trinity "John "Pappas. She was born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Peter and Demetra (Panagakis) Koomaris. She was raised in Lynn, attended Lynn schools and was a graduate of Cobbett Elementary School and Lynn English High School. She was also a graduate of Burdette College. She lived in Lynn, Nahant and the past 35 years in Swampscott. 
She was employed with New England Telephone, Yellow Pages Sales as a salesperson. She was also the first female manager for Consumer Value Stores (CVS). She was a member of the Bell Telephone Retirees, and a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church. She was devoted to her family and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her daughters, Pamela Pappas Hayes and her husband Gerald Hayes of Marblehead, Julie Pappas Smith and her husband Matthew Smith of Miami, her granddaughter, Holly Hayes. She also leaves several nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Lynn.. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Donations may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church. 54 South Common Street, Lynn, Ma 01902. -

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Pamela Pappas Hayes
62 Kenneth Rd.
Marblehead, MA 01945

 

October 7, 2015

Stephen Magrane, son-in-law of Louise Hanlon-DAC

MARBLEHEAD: Stephen Magrane, 60, beloved husband and father, died October 7, 2015 with his family by his side. Born in Salem on July 6, 1955, and a lifelong resident of Marblehead, he was the son of the late John Magrane and Suzanne (Chandonnet) Magrane of Marblehead and a graduate of Marblehead High School. Employed by Bartlett and Steadman and the Town of Marblehead Department of Public Works, Steve enjoyed his work in construction.

Married in 1986 to Laurie (Hanlon) Magrane, they built a loving home to four daughters. Steve most often could be found on the sidelines or in the stands of a hockey rink cheering on his daughters while they engaged in sports and various activities, rarely missing a game. He also was a longtime coach for Marblehead Youth Hockey, coaching countless children in the sport that he loved.

He is survived by his loving wife, Laurieann (Hanlon) Magrane of Marblehead, and his four daughters, Ashley (Magrane) Quell and Robert Quell of Lexington, S.C.; Erin Magrane of Salem, Kelsey Magrane and MollySue Magrane of Marblehead. He was expecting his first grandchild in February of 2016. He is also survived by his mother, Suzanne Magrane, of Marblehead and his sister, Sara (Magrane) Roundy and her family—Sam, Peter, Katherine, and Michael Roundy of Simsbury Connecticut.

The family would like to sincerely thank Blueberry Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Home and Pond View Elder Services in Lynn for the attentive and excellent care provided to both Steve and his family during this past year.

Services will be held at the Old North Church in Marblehead, at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2015, followed by a reception at the Gerry VFW in Marblehead. The internment will be a private ceremony. The family asks in lieu of flowers for donations to be made towards the Stephen B. Magrane Scholarship. Donations can be made through the National Grand Bank in Marblehead, MA. For additional information or online guest book please call 978-744-0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Louise Hanlon
2 Duck Pond Rd Unit 125
Beverly, MA 01915

 

September 12, 2015

TOPSFIELD: Cecile M. (Cormier) Gagne, 92, formerly of Beverly, passed away peacefully at Masconomet Health Care Center in Topsfield, on Saturday, September 12, 2015, following a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of the late George H. Gagne.

Born and raised in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Grace (Boudreau) Cormier and stepdaughter of the late Bernadette Cormier. She passed away just days prior to her 93rd birthday. Cecile devoted most of her time to her family. She was a loving, caring, generous wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, who will be greatly missed. In the 1970s and through the early 1980s, she worked in housekeeping for the former Kings Grant of Beverly. A resident of Salem for many years, she was a member of the former St. Joseph Parish of Salem and member of the sodality, Les Dames de la Ste. Famille. As a resident of Beverly, she was a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish and the Beverly Senior Citizens. Cecile was an avid bingo player and lover of crossword puzzles.

She is survived by two sons, George L. Gagne and his wife, Patricia of Milton, N.H., Ronald H. Gagne and his wife, Karen Gagne of Beverly; a daughter, Pauline A. Gagne of Naples, Fla.; two half-brothers, Rene Cormier of Danvers, and Ronald Cormier of Florida and Canada. She also leaves three grandchildren, Sherry Gagne of Marblehead, Kevin Gagne of Bedford, N.H., Alyson Velardi of Madbury, N.H.; eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Grace Deneault, Mary Jane Nichols, and Rita Pitman; and her brother, Roger Cormier.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette Street (Route 114/1-A), Salem, on Friday, September 18, 2015, at 9:45 a.m., to be followed by her funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 111 New Balch Street, Beverly, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, September 17, at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Masconomet Health Care, Attention: Residents’ Activities Fund, 123 High Street, Topsfield, MA 01983. For guestbook and additional information, please visit www.levesquefunerals.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Ron & Karen Gagne
3 Chipman Rd
Beverly, MA 01915

 

   

September 22, 2015

   

Death Notice: James Flynn, husband of Janice Flynn - DAC. 
Mr. James P. "Jim" Flynn, age 61, of Peabody, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, surrounded by his loving family after a brief battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Janice P. (Bourque) Flynn, with whom he shared 35 years of marriage. Raised in Lynn, he was the son of Mary C. (Torpey) Flynn of Lynn and the late Philip M. Flynn. A graduate of Lynn Classical High School, class of 1973, he had lived in Peabody since 1983. 
Jim worked as a welder for General Electric in Lynn for 20 years until his retirement in 1998. He had also worked for Ryerson Steel Co. and McCarthy Glass. He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Div. 10, Lynn, and the Amvets Post 161. He was a true New York Yankees Fan, and the owner of an antique car, another of his hobbies. He was also a member of the Andover Gun Club. He was happiest at home, enjoying his house and his cherished wife and daughters. 
Jim has battled illness for the past 25 years, and has had a positive, upbeat attitude through it all. He never let his health struggles keep him down; he was a fighter. He was a great father who will be missed more than he could ever know. 
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his loving daughters; Lauren and Ashley Flynn of Peabody; his siblings; Anne Sverker and her husband Gary of Lynn, Diane Young and her husband Steve of Westford, and John Flynn of Lynn; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Joanne and Jack Gallagher, Lucille and William Massa, Jackie and Edward Heuston, Leo and Lisa Bourque, and Louis and Donna Bourque; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. He was the son-in-law of the late William and Lorette Bourque and brother-in-law of the late Ralph Bourque. 
His funeral will be held on Saturday at 10AM from the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Lynn at 11AM. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 4-8PM. Those who prefer may make donations to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 
Janice Flynn 
5 Stratis Way 
Peabody, MA 01960

 

September 20, 2015

Marion (Nai) Dell, age 82, of Lynn, died Sunday in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Arthur Duane Dell. A lifelong Lynn resident, she was the daughter of the late Francesco and Marjorie (Donati) Nai. She was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. Marion worked as a teacher's aide for the Lynn Public Schools until her retirement. She enjoyed camping and playing cards, and was an avid bowler years ago. She loved to sing and loved balloons.
She is survived by her three children; Rick Dell, Cathy D'Amico(at one time worked for Sid Fecteau YPIII), and Susan Spaulding, all of Lynn; her seven grandchildren; Ricky and Aaron Dell, Brian, Jennifer and Scott D'Amico, and Michael and Michelle Spaulding; three great-grandchildren; and her brother John Nai and his wife Dorothy of South Carolina.
Her memorial service will be held on Thursday at 12PM in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visitation will be on Thursday from 10AM-12PM, prior to the funeral. Those who prefer may make donations to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Cathy A. D'Amico 
57 Cowdrey Ave.
Lynn, MA 01904

 

 

September 20, 2015

William J. Brennan, 77, died Sunday morning, September 20, 2015 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by his beloved family. He was the loving husband of Claire J. (Frisone) Brennan, (worked in CSD) with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.
Born in Lynn on Feb. 5, 1938, he was the son of the late Harold and Catherine (Leonard) Brennan. He was raised and educated in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School.
A Danvers resident since 1972, Mr. Brennan was employed in sales most of his life.
An avid Boston sports fan, he was a great Red Sox fan.
In addition to his wife, he leaves two children, Lisa Brennan of Peabody and Michael Brennan and his wife Sequoyah of Somerville, his siblings, Robert Brennan of Peabody, Ann Mucci of Lynnfield, and Joseph Brennan and Mary Padgett, both of Florida, and many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Service will be Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 at 11AM in C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation will be prior to the service from 10-10:45AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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

Lisa Brennan 
129 Lowell St #3
Peabody, MA 01960

 

 

September 4, 2015

Cathy Lee Barile, 60, of Meredith, N.H., formerly of Lynn, peacefully passed away at her home on September 4, 2015 after a long illness. She was surrounded by her family and close friends. She was the wife of John R. Rafuse with whom she shared 23 years of marriage.

Cathy was born and raised in Lynn and was the daughter of the late Raymond and Barbara (Paige) Barile. She was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1972. Cathy worked 25 years for the NYNEX Corp., and 10 years at Cackleberries Garden and Gift Shop in Meredith. Cathy also volunteered for a variety of different organizations in the Meredith area. She was an avid quilter and enjoyed playing tennis and golf and spending time on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Her brother, Raymond Barile, predeceased Cathy. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her brother, Jeffrey Barile and his wife, Kim Braun of Lynn; her sister Cynthia Gallo and her husband, Gerard of Peabody; her sister-in-law, Carolyn Barile of Kennebunkport, Maine, and her nephew and nieces, Anthony Gallo, Diana Gallo, and Kellie Barile.

A celebration of Cathy's life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 at the Calvary Christian Church, 47 Grove St., Lynnfield at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Giving Page at www.myjimmyfundpage.org/give/cathybarile. A guestbook can be found on the the website of the Mayhew Funeral Home, Meredith, N.H. website of the Mayhew Funeral Home, Meredith, N.H.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
John Rafuse
82 Wagon Wheel Trail
Meredith, NH 03253

 

 

 

 

September 3, 2015

PEABODY — Mr. Joseph F. Gillis, age 94, died on Sept. 3, 2015 at the Rosewood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Peabody. He was the husband of the late Viola L. (Demaso) Gillis.
Born in Boston, the former U.S. Army World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps served in the 467th Service Squadron based in England. He worked for many years as a salesman for the former New England Telephone Company and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. Mr. Gillis ran the Apex Tape Company in Saugus during the 1960s.
Mr. Gillis is survived by daughters, Nancy G. Ronan of Beverly and her late husband Paul, Joyce L. Gillis of Pompano Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren, Nicholas A. Ronan and his partner Katherine Carter, Kimberly Ronan Ahmed and her husband Stephen.
In lieu of flowers, donation in his memory made to the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.
Service information: Visiting hours will be held in the BISBEE-PORCELLA FUNERAL HOME, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Thursday, 4-8 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. For directions and condolences. www.bisbeeporcella.com

 

August 22, 2015

PRATA, John B. Of Readville, August 22nd, age 61. Beloved and much loved husband of Sue Ann (Murphy) of 40 years. Loving son of Marie Prata and the late Anthony. Devoted father of John A. and Jennifer L., both of Readville and Timothy D. of Austin, TX. Cherished brother of Anthony and his wife, Carole Prata of Beverly, William and his wife, Julie of Barhamsville, VA, Margaret Jennings and her husband, Timothy of Andover, and the late Elizabeth Prata and Thomas. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. Funeral from the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home, 22 Oak St., HYDE PARK, MA, Thursday morning at 9 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anne's Church, Readville, at 10. Visiting hours are Wednesday evening from 4 to 8. Relatives and friends invited. Childrens' room available. Interment will be private at Family's request. Please, in lieu of flowers, all donations can be made to American Heart Associationwww.heart.org. For directions and guest book, please visit: thomasfuneralhomes.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=john-b-prata&pid=175568341&fhid=20812#sthash.xzkbr32X.dpuf

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to;

Tony & Carol Prata
4 Sylvan St
Beverly, MA 01915

 

August 19, 2015

We just learned that long time DAC Member Dick Snow passed away on August 19, 2015. Rest in Peace Dick.

In Memory of

Richard E. Snow

November 30, 1930 - August 19, 2015

Surrounded by the family he loved so much and who truly loved him, Richard (Dick) Snow went home to Paradise on August 19, 2015, following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Even in the face of this devastating disease, he continued to be a source of delight for everyone he encountered. He was 84 years old.

Dick was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on November 30, 1930, to Phyllis and Virgil Snow. It was there that he met the love of his life, Marie Lehane, and they began their 61-year journey of love together. They eventually settled in Burlington, Vermont, where they raised their two sons, David and Dennis, who continue to cherish their Dad and Mom.

For 33 years he sold advertising for the Yellow Pages, and was deeply loved by his clients and coworkers, many of whom became close friends. He was known for his sense of humor and his ability to put people immediately at ease, treating everyone with dignity and respect. He mentored many of the company's employees throughout his career - starting in Burlington and later in Derry, New Hampshire, where they lived for another 15 years.

Magic was a hobby early in his life, and he delighted in entertaining family and friends. Later in life he played golf (kind of), but eventually found that buying and selling antiques was a true passion. Along with a close group of friends who shared that passion, he and Marie travelled New England on weekends setting up at antique fairs, where conversation and fun were just as important as success in selling antiques.

After both sons settled in Orlando, Florida, Dick and Marie relocated there and spent most of their time surrounded by their ever-expanding family. Dick liked nothing more than to attend his grandchildren's or great grandchildren's ballgames, recitals or any other event they happened to participate in. No one could ask for a better cheerleader.

Dick loved Windermere Union Church. He and Marie quickly became known for their hospitality with visitors, many of whom became members of the church because of the welcome they received from Dick and Marie. His church family was very important to him.

As Dick's Alzheimer's progressed, it became necessary for him to move to an assisted living facility - Spring Hills at Hunter's Creek. The staff immediately fell in love with him, and doted on him throughout his time there. Even at the end, the staff was constantly by his side with prayers and blessings, something for which Dick's family will be forever grateful. 

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Marie Snow, sons David (and Dianne) Snow, Dennis (and Debbie) Snow, grandchildren Jason (and Diana) Snow, Jennifer Snow (and Jerome Sanders), Laura (and Steven) Nelson, Danny (and Naketrice) Snow & David Snow. Great grandchildren Tori Nelson, Kelsey Grafal, Nathan Snow, Alexia Coleman, Jai Lei Jackson, Jerell Sanders, Jacob Snow, and Trinity Snow. He also leaves behind his younger brother, Bill (and Suzie) Snow of Manchester, Connecticut.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at the Windermere Union Church located at 10710 Park Ridge Gotha Road, Windermere, Florida, 34786. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Richard Snow to either the Windermere Union Church, or Cornerstone Hospice in Orlando, both of whom so tenderly cared for him in his final days.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Marie Snow

5766 Parkview Pt. Drive

Orlando, FL 32821

 

 

August 17, 2015

SALEM – Anthe (Keriakedes) Fillos, 97, beloved wife of the late John Fillos, died peacefully at her home on Monday August 17, 2015, while in the comforting presence of her loving family.     Born in Sioux City, IA, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Sophia (Levas) Keriakedes.  She grew up there, and attended Northwestern University in Chicago before enlisting in the U.S. Navy during World War II.     After being stationed in Washington, DC where she met her husband John, they married and moved to Peabody, living on the North Shore for nearly 70 years.     Anthe was a lifelong active member at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church in Peabody where she was very active.  A gifted writer, she wrote several poems and short stories.  She was most passionate about nurturing her family, and was very devoted to them and their well being.  She will be dearly missed, as she was loved by all she touched.     She is survived by her children and their spouses, Stevan Fillos & Barbara Ward of Peabody,  Deborah Pantazelos and her husband Peter of Danvers, Pamela & Theodore Soteropoulos of Salem;  eight grandchildren and their spouses, Dimitri Fillos & Tony Baca, Alexis Fillos & Josh Ibbs, Thanasi & Simi  Pantazelos, Yianno & Donna  Pantazelos,  Ismini Soteropoulos & her fiancée John Voyiatzis, and Dimitri Soteropoulos & his fiancé Danielle Rose;  two great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Ana Eve Fillos-Ibbs;  and she leaves behind three loving sisters Olga Andrews and Nan Cusulos both of San Francisco, CA, , and Becky Gidas of Pittsburgh, PA, and several nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Poleteme Keriakedes, Maria Economos, and Stella Props.     Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather on Friday August 21, 2015 at 9 AM from the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by a Funeral Service at 10 AM in St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church in Peabody.  A visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 – 8 P.M.  Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody.  Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Debi Pantazelos
8 Michael Drive
Danvers, MA 01923

August 1, 2015

Mrs. Lois C. "Nana" (MacDonald) Cincotta, age 87, formerly of Saugus, died, peacefully, on Saturday August 1, 2015, at the Masconomet Healthcare Center, Topsfield after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Felix R. "Phil" Cincotta.
Born and raised in Gloucester, she was the daughter of the late John and Lillian (Gray) MacDonald. She attended Gloucester Schools and also earned an Associate's Degree from Burdett College. Prior to moving to Rowley in 2010 to live with her daughter she had lived in Saugus for the majority of her life.
Mrs. Cincotta had worked as a clerk for the NYNEX/Verizon phone companies for over 20 years.
She enjoyed shopping, cooking, and spending time at the "family camp" in Wolfeboro, NH. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her kids and family.
She is survived by two children; Cindy Cincotta and her partner Kendra Robertson, of Ipswich, and John Cincotta and his wife Laurie, of Hampstead, NH, two grandchildren; Tara and Leah Cincotta, a brother-in-law Bob Cincotta, of San Diego, CA, and many nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Ricky and James Cincotta, and the sister of the late Marge Whittey, Barbara Comeau, and Phil MacDonald.
Her Funeral will be held on Friday August 7, 2015 at 8:30am from the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME 67 OCEAN STREET (RTE1A), LYNN, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00am in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lynnfield. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours Thursday 4:00pm-8:00pm. Donations in her memory may be made to Care Dimensions (formerly Hospice of the North Shore) 75 Sylvan Street Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. 
 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Cindy Cincotta
400 Colonial Drive #57
Ipswich, MA 01938

July 4, 2015

Vincent Freelove, 70, of Nashua, NH, formerly of Everett, MA passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015 in the Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, MA. He was born October 12, 1944 in Everett, MA, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Cianciolo) Freelove.

Mr. Freelove "grew up down the Lynde" in Everett where he hosted countless memorable 4th of July cookouts where everyone could gather. He worked 35 years as a truck driver and supervisor for Waste Management in Woburn, MA and following his retirement he worked as a courier for Saints Medical Center in Lowell. Mr. Freelove enjoyed hunting, coin collecting, traveling and driving, dancing, playing cards and spending time with his family at Lake Winnipesaukee. The most important thing in his life was his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by two sons; Vincent Freelove, Jr. and his wife Melissa of Tyngsboro, MA and Joseph Freelove and his wife Bridget of Tyngsboro, three daughters; Laurine Boever and her husband Kenneth of Dracut, MA, Diane Maltais and her husband Kenneth of Billerica, MA and Lynda Cioffi and her husband Kevin of Wilmot, NH. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and six siblings; Grace Authier and her husband Norman of Los Angeles, CA, Theresa O'Brien of Everett, Maryanne Poppe and her husband Lawrence of Artesia, CA, Anthony Freelove and his wife Debra of Salem, MA, Edith Nicoli of Nashua, Patricia Raso of Everett and by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 47 years; Mary (Barker) Freelove in 2011 and by his brother; Joseph Freelove.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm in the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley St., Nashua. Following cremation, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 10, 2015 at 11:00am in St. Christopher Catholic Church, 62 Manchester St., Nashua. Interment will follow in Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua.


Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Terri O'Brien
72 Preston St
Everett, MA 02149

 

June 19, 2015

METHUEN, MA: Robin A. (Stasinos) Sullivan, 48, of Methuen and formerly of Salem, Mass., died Friday, June 19, 2015, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, while surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of John P. Sullivan.

Robin was born in Salem, Mass., on October 20, 1966, and was the daughter of Mary Ann (Sarowsky) Stasinos of Danvers. She was raised and educated in Salem, graduating from Salem High School.

She had worked at the Hutchinson Medical Supply in Salem for 7 years, and for the past 8 years, had been an administrative assistant at Omtool Co. in Andover. She had resided in Methuen for the past 10 years.

Robin was a very kind and compassionate person throughout her life, always willing to help everyone. She loved to cook and do quilting, and enjoyed being by the ocean. She also enjoyed her dog, Baxter, and had been a volunteer with the MSPCA for many years. Robin had traveled with her husband, John, and her daughter, Jane, going to Las Vegas and Disneyworld, and cherished their time together.

She is survived by her husband, John, of Methuen; her loving mother, Mary Ann Stasinos of Danvers, Mass.; a daughter, Jane E. Murphy of Methuen, whom she adored; her stepchildren, Melissa Bean of Pelham, N.H., and Christopher Sullivan of Lynwood, Wash.; her special aunts, Joan Slattery of Danvers and Vicki Materkowski of Peabody; her step-grandchildren, Connor Bean and Tristan Sullivan; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of loving friends.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Conway, Cahill Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody Mass. Her funeral will be held Thursday, at 10 a.m., from the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass , at 11 a.m., in St. John the Baptist Church, 16 Church St., Peabody. Cremation will follow. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. For guest book and directions,visitwww.ccbfuneral.com.

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

 

April 20, 2015

Harry R. Wiley

1929 - 2015 Obituary Condolences

Harry R. Wiley, 85
SCARBOROUGH - Harry R. Wiley, 85, of Scarborough, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 20, 2015, at Maine Veterans Home, Scarborough. Harry was born on July 23, 1929, in Naples, to Gardner and Hazel (Ayer) Wiley. His family moved to Norway when he was very young.

Harry graduated from Norway High School, class of 1947. He was very involved in extracurricular activities and earned letters in football, basketball and baseball.
His active participation in high school was a significant factor in enabling Harry to win a four year scholarship to Colby College. During college, he was a member of the baseball and golf teams, and he was also the president of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

Mr. Wiley honorably served his country in the United States Army, having served in the Korean War. He was a member of the highly decorated 2nd Infantry Division, where he was also highly decorated.
Upon his discharge from the Army, Mr. Wiley returned to work with the New England Telephone Company in Portland. Harry held a number of management positions that required relocation throughout New England. After nearly three decades of living throughout New England, Mr. Wiley eventually returned to Maine in 1983.
Harry was very active in churches through the northeast. Mr. Wiley has served on numerous advisory committees including the board of trustees, finance committees, building fund co-chair, and as a three term Parish Council president of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish.

On 10 occasions, Harry and his wife Mary Lou had hosted annual healing services led by Fr. McDonough of Boston. The Wiley's were comforted to know that a packed church always excited Fr. McDonough, demonstrating the countless number of people with sickness and other needs requiring the solace and comfort of a healing priest.
In addition to his involvement in the church, Harry served as an officer in a number of civic organizations including the Maine Sports Hall of Fame, Bell Atlantic Alumni Association, Stratton Woods Condominium Association and as a Colby College fundraiser.

Harry's hobbies included fishing, playing golf, traveling, visiting with family, and he was an avid defender of the Second Amendment to the Constitution. He vigorously defended this right to bear arms by chiding those in the media, police officials and politicians who would usurp that right of all citizens as he proudly supported that privilege to bear arms, having served in the Korean War and having qualified as a recipient of the "Biggest Bucks In Maine" club on two occasions.

Harry was predeceased by his first wife, Trudy, in 1989; and his brothers, Harold, George, Lester and Bud.
He is survived by his wife Mary-Lou Wiley of Scarborough; daughter, Cheryl Consonni of Connecticut, son, Harry Wiley, Jr. of New Hampshire; brother, Myron of Norway. Also survived by stepdaughters, Marianne Milano of Minnesota, and Paula Knapp of Pennsylvania; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Maine Veterans Home, Hospice of Southern Maine and VNA for the compassionate care provided to Harry.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4-7 p.m. in the Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Saturday at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish, 150 Black Point Rd., Scarborough. Burial will be held at a later date. To share an online condolence with the family, please visit
www.ctcrawford.com

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to:

Hospice of Southern Maine
180 US Rte One
Scarborough, Maine 04074
or
Maine Veterans Home
290 US Route 1
Scarborough, Maine 04074

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mary Lou Wiley
1 Stratton Rd
Scarborough, ME 04074

 

 

May 22, 2015

SAUGUS-Mr. William Spadafora, age 64, died on Friday evening at the North Shore Medical Center-Salem Hospital. He was the husband of Debra A. (Turnbull) Spadafora ( worked in NYPS Publishing). Born in Melrose and a lifelong resident of Saugus, Mr. Spadafora was the son of the late William P. and Mary (Gerniglia) Spadafora. A graduate of Tufts University he worked for many years as a plumbing contractor, Bill's Plumbing and Heating. He was a long time member of CMASS-Central Mass Spacemodeling Society. Besides his wife he is survived by two children; Greg Spadafora & his wife Tina, Katie Dasher & her husband Tom all of Saugus, two grandsons; Zack & Lucas, one sister Daryl Lovell of TN. SERVICE INFORMATION A visitation will be held in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS, on Wednesday, May 27th, 10:30 to noon followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at noon. Relatives & friends invited. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Debbie Spadafora
5 Granby Street
Saugus, MA 01906 

May 21, 2015

BEVERLY: Lori J. Sacchetti-Rossi, 52, died Thursday, May 21, 2015 in the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of Gerard A. “Jerry” Rossi.

Born in Salem on August 31, 1962, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Anna (Albano) Sacchetti. A lifelong resident of Beverly, Lori was a graduate of Beverly High School class of 1980 and Marian Court College class of 1982.

Lori was employed as a para-legal at the Essex County Bar Association in Salem for several years. She had also worked for Verizon in Middleton for twenty years. She was a passionate dog lover and loved volunteering at Thanksgiving for the First Baptist Church. She was a giving and loving friend to all she touched.

In addition to her husband of nearly twenty-five years, she is survived by two sisters, Denise M. McMillan of Hampstead, NH and her twin sister, Debra A. Zaldivar and her husband, Luciano of Beverly; a niece, Alanna Zaldivar and two nephews, Ryan and Matthew McMillan. She was also predeceased by her brother-in –law, Richard E. McMillan.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday in St. John the Evangelist Church, New Balch St., Beverly at 2 p.m. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday in the Grondin Funeral Home, 376 Cabot Street, Beverly from 5 – 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Gerard Rossi
6 Bosworth St,
Beverly, MA 01915

 

May 13, 2015

May 24, 1924 - May 13, 2015

Mrs. Marie R. (Annunziata) Muzzioli, age 90, of Nahant, died unexpectedly on Wednesday in Salem Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Muzzioli.
Born in Worcester, Marie was the daughter of the late Fabrizio and Lena (Gugilmetti) Annunziata. She attended Worcester Schools and was a graduate of Commerce High School. She later attended the David Hale Fanning Trade School and Framingham State College.

Marie enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served her country during World War II. It was at that time that she met her husband Joe in San Francisco. In later years, she worked for over 5 years at the Portland City Hospital. In 1994, she served as chairwoman for the USS Long Island Reunion.

Marie was devoted and active in her community, especially with the Nahant Council on Aging. She was also a faithful parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas Church. She enjoyed sewing, walking, gardening and reading.

She leaves four daughters: Joanna Popiel and her husband Jacques of Colorado Springs, CO, Ann Marie Barbieri and her husband Bruce of Boxford, Barbara Bodner of Revere, and Linda Russo and her husband Jim of Saugus. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Anthony Annunziata, Camella "Millie" Shattuck, and Antoinette Riedl.
Visiting Hours for Marie will be held in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Nahant on Tuesday, May 19 from 3-5PM. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held in St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Saturday, May 23 at 10:00AM followed by burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend all services. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie's name may be sent to the Nahant Council on Aging Tiffany Room, 334 Nahant Rd. Nahant, MA 01908.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to;
Barbara Bodner
15 Cataldo Dr
Revere, MA 02151

 

May 9, 2015

Robert Reilly, father of Christine Carco - DAC
Robert V. Reilly, 91 of Stoneham. Formerly of Somerville, died Saturday May 9th at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

Born in Boston on October 9, 1923, he was the son of the late Michael and Margaret (Conroy) Reilly.

Robert was raised in Somerville and Charlestown and was educated in the Somerville Public School System. He proudly served his country in the Navy during WWII. He was a Stoneham resident since 2002, and a retired repairman for the MBTA. Robert was an avid reader, walker and had a love for music and musical theater. He also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Robert was the Beloved husband of Eleanor M. Reilly (Irons). He was the loving father of Robert J. Reilly and wife Lesley of Florida, John E. Reilly and late wife Beverly Reilly of Wakefield, Christine M. Carco and husband John of Peabody, Susan Falasca and husband Frank of Peabody, and Frederick E. Reilly and wife Donna of Malden. He was brother of Margaret Reilly of Somerville, James Reilly of West Roxbury, and the late William and John Reilly. He was a devoted grandfather of 9 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. Robert is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home, 322 Main St., Stoneham on Wednesday at 9:00am followed by a funeral Mass at St. Adelaide Church, 712 Lowell St., Peabody at 10:00am. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-8pm. Interment will be at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Francis House, PO Box 120499, Essex Station, Boston MA, 02112-4099.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

John and Christine Carco
12 Hampshire Rd
W. Peabody, MA 01960  

 

May 8,  2015

MURPHY, Belmira “Bella” (Roque) of Arlington. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence E. Murphy. Loving mother of Mary Ann Silva of AZ, Kathleen Murphy of Burlington and Larry Murphy of Woburn. Cherished grandmother of seven, and great grandmother of four. Belmira was predeceased by many dear brothers and sisters. Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., (Rt.60, adjacent to St. Agnes Church) ARLINGTON on Tuesday May 12, 2015 at 9am. Funeral Mass at Saint Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd, Woburn, at 11am.  Relatives and friends invited. Visitation at the Keefe Funeral Home from 9am-10:30am. Burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. In lieu of flowers donations in Belmira’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For obituary, directions or to send a condolence visit www.keefefuneralhome.com

 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Kathy Murphy
2 Cranberry Lane
Burlington, MA 01803  

April 9, 2015

Concetta King, mother of Pamela Cushing, Merrimack Valley Sales. Concetta “Connie” (Tentindo) King, 93, of Reading formerly of Everett, beloved wife of the late Joseph F. King, died on Thursday, April 9, 2015 with her family by her side at the Lahey Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Chelsea on October 17, 1921, daughter of the late Giacomo and Palmina (Catino) Tentindo. She is survived by 2 loving daughters and a son-in-law, Jo-Ann and Paul Zebniak of Peabody, and Pamela Cushing of Boston; her cherished grandchildren, Lauren Zebniak, Paul Joseph Zebniak and Jessica Narath; her extended family, Shaun Hannafin, Patty and Jamie Daley, Richie Collorone and Chantal Decombe; many nieces and nephews and her great grandpuppy Champ, who always brought a smile to her face. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters. Connie’s entire life revolved around her children and grandchildren and as a parent and grandmother she was always very supportive of their many recreational, athletic and educational achievements. As hobbies, she enjoyed social dancing, the slot machines at casinos and scratch tickets. Connie’s family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Her funeral will be held on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere. Her entombment will be held at the Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum in Everett. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for directions, online obituary and memorial guest book.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to;
Pamela Cushing
580 Washington St, unit 211
Boston, MA 02111 

March 14, 2015

Francis J Bates, 85, of Peabody, MA, husband of Dorothy Mary (McDonald) Bates, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage, passed away peacefully during their winter vacation in Naples, Florida on Saturday morning, March 7, 2015. He was the youngest child of the late Congressman and Salem mayor George J Bates and Nora (Jennings) Bates. Raised in Salem, he was educated at St John’s Preparatory School, Danvers, MA and Devitt Preparatory School, Washington, DC and graduated from Burdett College, Boston, MA. 

Fran started his work life at the Boston and Maine Railroad in accounting, and subsequently enjoyed a fruitful, 35 year career as a manager of data processing operations with New England Telephone Company and NYNEX, retiring in 1992. After his retirement, he continued to work as a Deputy Sherriff in Essex County as a civil process server. He was devoted to giving back to his community and served as the Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Veragua Council No 76, Salem, MA, was active in the Salem Kiwanis, and served as a lector for many years at his parish, St Ann’s in Peabody, MA. He enjoyed golfing whenever the weather allowed and skiing in the winter, planning many vacation trips throughout New England and Canada with his wife and children. Fran also enjoyed the adventures of ocean boating and was a member of the Corinthian Yacht Club, Marblehead, MA He especially loved spending time with his eight grandsons, watching their sporting events and providing wisdom and guidance as they grew. 

In addition to his wife, Fran is survived by his children, Francis J Bates Jr, of Topsfield, MA, JoAnne Bates Skerritt, and her fiancée Ronald Moulton, of Danvers, MA, and Thomas M Bates of Marblehead, MA, his brother Captain Raymond H Bates, USN of Marblehead, MA, and his sister Carolyn Stanton of Marblehead, MA, He was predeceased by his brothers Congressman William H Bates, George J Bates, and Thomas Bates and his sisters Mary Sawtelle, Catherine Ginty, and Margaret Bates. He will be sadly missed by his grandsons Colin F Bates, Ryan T Skerritt, Colby J Bates, Andrew T. Bates, Riley J Bates, Timothy F Skerritt,, Tyler C. Bates, and Christian T Bates. He was also loved and admired by his sons’ significant others, Kathleen Serio and Luanne Butler. He leaves many nieces and nephews who enjoyed family gatherings and summer afternoons on the Corinthian Yacht Club porch with Uncle Fran, and many friends, especially those at Countryside in Naples, Florida, where he spent 26 enjoyable winter seasons. 


His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 18th at 10 a.m., at St. Ann’s Parish. 140 Lynn Street, Peabody, MA. Relatives and friends are warmly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (corner of North Street), Salem, MA on Tuesday, March 17th from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will immediately follow the funeral Mass at St Mary’s Cemetery, Salem MA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Ann’s Church 140 Lynn Street Peabody, MA 01960. For additional information call 978-744-0497 or please visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.
 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Thomas Bates
147 Front St #6
Marblehead, MA 01945 

March 13, 2015

Jane Callahan longtime member of DAC  -  May she rest in peace.

Danvers- Jane H (Williamson) Callahan, 82, of Danvers, beloved wife of the late Arthur Joseph Callahan, died at Lahey Medical Center, Burlington on March 13, 2015.

She was the devoted daughter of the late David V. and Helen (McMahon) Williamson. Born in Salem in 1932, she was raised in Peabody. She graduated from the Thomas Carroll Grammar School and also Peabody High School, Class of 1950.

Mrs. Callahan was employed for twenty seven years as a communications clerk for the Yellow Pages Department of the New England Telephone Co.,NYNEX in Lynn and Middleton. She retired in 1991 and used her benefit of face telephone calls to the max.

Jane was a loving wife, sister, aunt and friend. She shared her time, talent, and treasures with everyone. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and quilting and then giving the products away. Even Sophie, the dog, received a sweater to wear this winter. She enjoyed going to the Polish Club to play "polski" and to Foxwood and Twin Rivers, playing the penny slots. She won more often than she lost.

Jane was a "people person" and had a membership in several organizations, such as the Telephone Pioneers, Quilting Club, Council on Aging in Peabody and Danvers, and the Polish Club of Danvers. She was loved by all and will be sorely missed.

Surviving her are two step-daughters, Charlotte Louvat and her husband Kenny of ME, Patricia Kellner and her husband Christopher of Florida, two step-sons, Michael Callahanof Beverly, and Mark Callahan of New Hampshire, ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother David V. and his wife Elaine of Danvers and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind many friends. Besides her late husband and parents, she was predeceased by a stepson, Matthew Callahan.

Her funeral will be held from the Peterson O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte 62) Danvers on Thursday at 8:15 AM followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, Conant St., Danvers, Thursday, March 19th at 9:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Annunciation Cemetery. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM. Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of one's choice. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Charlotte M. Louvat
29 Weld St
Dixfield, ME 04224 

March 7, 2015

We just learned that Robert Brown, who worked in Yellow Pages, passed away on March 7, 2015. Robert was a long time member of the DAC. May he rest in peace.

Robert J. Brown, 95 of Wenham, Mass., died March 7, 2015, after a brief illness. Brown was born in Beverly, Mass., and educated in Beverly schools, at Worcester Academy and at Amherst College. As a young man, he enjoyed a sword fishing adventure and fishing trip to Labrador. These trips combined with his love of Beverly harbor instilled in him a lifelong love of the sea.

He was employed at New England Telephone in 1940 and left the company from 1941 to 1946 to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. He served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of wars. After the war, he returned to New England Telephone, where he held many positions of increasing responsibility in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and served at American Telephone and Telegraph in New York City. His favorite assignment occurred during the 1960 Presidential campaign when Mr. Brown was assigned to the staff of Henry Cabot Lodge to coordinate communications facilities for the Vice Presidential nominee’s staff and accompanying press. He retired from New England Telephone in 1981.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Averille Marshall Brown of Easton, Md.; his daughter, Janis Brown of Beverly; and his son, Russell P. Brown of West Ossippee, N.H. Surviving him are his wife, Polly Brown; his sons, Robert M. Brown and Charles B. Brown; his grandson, Elliott Brown; and his great-grandson, Nathaniel Brown.

Funeral services will be private. A reception celebrating his life will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923 or Sandy Bay Yacht Club, 5 T-Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966. Information, directions, condolences at www. campbellfuneral.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Polly Brown
11 Parsons Hill
Wenham, MA 01984

 

March 4, 2015

We just learned that Bob Mansfield, who joined the DAC in 1987, died on October 25, 2013.  May he rest in peace.

MILLBURY – Robert William Mansfield, Sr., 85, of Millbury, passed away at home under the loving care of his family on Friday, October 25, 2013. Born and raised in Worcester, Bob was the son of William S. and Florence M. (Thompson) Mansfield, and lived most of his life in Worcester before moving to Millbury in 1986.

Bob graduated from Commerce High School and Clark University. After high school, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and proudly served his country in both the Pacific and Atlantic Theatres during World War II. He worked as a yellow pages representative for 30 years at New England Telephone Co., later known as NYNEX Corp. After retiring, Bob worked for friends at Fox Bus Co. as a part-time tour bus driver. He enjoyed driving Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops on their many venues throughout New England. 

He was a long-time member of the Telephone Pioneers, the Greendale Men’s Club and the Harold N. Keith American Legion Post 204 of West Boylston. Irene and Bob loved wintering in Arizona. His passion in life was playing golf and particularly enjoyed time spent golfing with his wife Irene and his many friends at Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston. 

Bob leaves his loving wife of 27 years, Irene C. (Lavergne) Mansfield; his six children, Linda A. Zambarano and her husband, William, Joan E. Bloom and her husband, Mark, Cynthia F. Mansfield all of Worcester, Robert W. Mansfield, Jr. and his partner Val Mosko of Holden,William F. Mansfield and his wife, Alexis of West Brookfield and James M. Mansfield and his wife, Elizabeth of Fairfax, VA; his stepsons, Scott Gardner and his wife, Colleen of Shrewsbury and Gregory Gardner and his wife, Laura of Merrimack, NH; his sisters-in-law, Elizabeth “Betsy” Mansfield, Sadie Goesch and her husband William, all of Worcester; fifteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two nephews and four nieces. He was predeceased by his brother, Richard S. Mansfield, Sr., in 2000.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 28, at the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street (Rte. 122A), Holden. A funeral service honoring Bob’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29, in the funeral home followed by interment with military honors at Notre Dame Cemetery 162 Webster Street, Worcester. Memorial donations may be made to the VNA Care Hospice, Development Office, 120 Thomas Street, Worcester, MA 01608-1280.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Irene Mansfield
31 Tiffany Cir
Millbury, MA 01527 

February 25, 2015

Mr.Steven O. Arsenis, age 57, of North Reading, died Sunday in Lahey Hospital in Burlington after cardiac complications. He was the husband of Darlene J. Strickland-Arsenis, with whom he shared nearly 25 years of marriage. Born in Athens, Greece, he was the son of Soula (Tassopoulos) Arsenis of Lynn and Othon Arsenis and his wife Eleanor Arsenis of Saugus. He was raised in Lynn, and had lived in Medford before moving to North Reading 14 years ago.Steven worked as a service manager for New England Copy Specialists in Woburn for the past 25 years. He enjoyed playing and coaching basketball, and was involved in the Harry Agganis Basketball Tournament. He has been described as a man of forever friends.In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by three beloved children; Alexis, age 20, Nicholas, age 18, and Cassandra, age 16; all of North Reading. He was the brother of the late John Arsenis.
His funeral will be held on Friday at 11AM in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean St. (Rt 1A), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Service in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Lynn at 12PM. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4-8PM. Those who prefer may make donations to Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104 or St. George Restoration Fund, 54 South Common St., Lynn, MA 01902. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Eleanor Arsenis
8 Forest St
Saugus, MA 01906 

February 22, 2015

Janice "Jan" White, DAC Board of Directors of NYUpstate Chapter
White, Janice A. TROY Janice A. White died on February 19, 2015 at Albany Medical Center. Jan was a longtime employee of the New York Telephone Company and later served as independent insurance agent. She was an active volunteer and long-standing board member at CapCom FCU. Jan was a gentle soul, who lived simply, and had a passion for the game of golf. She was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Stella White, and was the devoted granddaughter of Sally and John Vacunas. She was the loving partner of Cynthia A. Kilgallon of Troy, and dear friend to many. In keeping with Jan's wishes there will be no memorial service. Jan has graciously donated her body to the Anatomical Gift Program at Albany Medical College. In honor of her memory, a golf camp is being established and contributions may be made in Jan's name to the CapCom Cares Foundation, 4 Winners Circle, Albany, NY 12205.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Cynthia Kilgallon
8 Horizon Lane
Troy, NY 12182  

February 9, 2015

Roger LeClerc, father  of Doreen Fitts - DAC
Roger J. LeClerc, 79 formerly of Salem and Georgetown, died Monday, February 9, 2015 at the Twin Oaks Nursing Center in Danvers, following a long illness. Born and raised in Salem, he was the son of the late Leo A. and Josephine (Erwin) LeClerc.

In his younger years, Roger worked with his father and brother in the running of the two family businesses: the Les Canadian Café of which he became the owner, and LeClerc Oil & Heating Company which his late brother, Robert later owned. Roger more recently worked as a security guard for Salem State College, retiring in 1998 with twenty-five years with the college. Following his retirement, Roger moved to Georgetown.

He is survived by two daughters, Doreen G. Fitts of Beverly, Shirley A. Belisle and her husband Robert C. of Danvers, a son, Roger R. ‘Rick’ LeClerc and his wife Valerie Terrill of Salem, a sister, Gloria Riley LeClerc of Salem, 4 grandchildren, Andrew LeClerc, Tiffany LaRoche, Robert Belisle all of Salem and Danielle Siegal of Billerica, as well as five great-grandchildren, Hartlie & Trent Siegal and Cole & Tova Johnson and Logan LeClerc. He was the former husband of Marion (Coombs) Soper of Lynn and Florida. He was predeceased by his brother Robert LeClerc.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visiting hours on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St. [Route 114 / 1-A] Salem from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. to conclude with his funeral service at 6:00 P.M. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472

or www.alz.org/MANH For guestbook and additional information, please visit www.LevesqueFunerals.com

 Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 

Doreen Fitts
18 Chipman Rd
Beverly, MA 01915 

February 2, 2015

We just learned that our good friend Betty Mandl passed away on February 2, 2015. She is survived by siblings, Raymond, Gilles, Philippe and Sister Colombe Martin, all of Quebec, Canada. Funeral service will be held at the Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home 9944 Hudson Avenue Hudson, FL 34669 on Thursday February 5, 2015, 2PM. Visitation on Thursday, February 5, 2015, 12:30-2PM

 

May she rest in peace. 

January 27, 2015

Robert Alcock, father of Kathy Champion and Linda Lowry-DAC

LYNN — Mr. Robert F. Alcock Sr., age 82, of Lynn, died on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was the husband of the late Audrey (Chisholm) Alcock, with whom he had shared 50 years of marriage.
A lifelong resident of Lynn, he was the son of the late Thomas P. and Katherine A. (O’Connor) Alcock Sr. He attended Lynn schools and was a graduate of Lynn English High School. 

After his graduation from high school, he served in the Army during the Korean War and attained the rank of sergeant and earned a bronze service star.

He had worked as a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service in Lynn, Woburn and North Reading, where he retired, at the age of 76, after over 40 years of service. At the time of his retirement, he was the longest-serving union steward, serving in that capacity for 36 years.

An avid Boston sports fan, he also enjoyed vacationing in New Hampshire, the lottery and spending time with his grandchildren. He worked hard his entire life to support his family.

Robert is survived by a son, Lynn Fire Department Captain Robert F. Alcock Jr. and his wife Lori of Lynn; two daughters, Kathleen G. Champion and her husband retired Swampscott Fire Department Chief Michael Champion of Salem and Linda L. Lowry and her husband Lynn firefighter Thomas Lowry of Lynn; five grandchildren, Heather Champion, Robert Alcock, Molly Alcock, Daniel P. Lowry and Thomas J. Lowry; and two sisters-in-law, Claire Alcock of Plymouth and Betty Chisholm of Maryland and several 

nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Thomas P. Alcock Jr.

Service information: His funeral will be held on Monday at 9 a.m. from the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Pius V Church. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Kathy Champion
20 Sable Rd
Salem, MA 01970

 Linda Lowry
84 Emerald Dr
Lynn, MA 01904 

January 12, 2015

We just learned that Richard Angell passed away on January 12, 2015. May he rest in peace.

GORHAM - Richard Maurice Angell, 69, of Gorham, formerly of Easton, Mass., passed away on Jan. 12, after a courageous fight. A special thank you to Dr. Justin Hart Sandver and so many others at Maine Medical Center for the amazing care they provided.
Born on May 3, 1945, in Portland, the son of the late Ernest C. and Janette M. (Woodbury) Angell, Rick graduated from South Portland High in 1963 and the University of Maine, Orono, in 1967, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Upon graduation, Rick embarked on a 35 year career with the telephone company, starting with New England Telephone in Lewiston, and retiring from Verizon in Braintree, Mass., in 2002. It was his career that took him to Easton, Mass., where he and Donna raised their three children. After retirement, he returned to Maine and settled in Gorham where Rick pursued his passions. 
He was a voracious reader of American history and this love of history led him to volunteer at the South Portland Historical Society, where he served on the Board of Directors and assisted with the restoration of its museum. He volunteered at his church as an usher and was past president of the Eskimo men's club. As a former three sport letter recipient at South Portland High School, he thoroughly enjoyed following local high school athletics. 
Rick was a lifelong animal lover and he and his wife Donna shared their home with numerous pets. He had a special bond with his dog Rudy, whom he missed tremendously after his passing at 14 years old. But what he was most passionate about was his family, who will all miss his quirky sense of humor, his generosity, and his steadfast determination.
Rick leaves behind his beloved family, wife of 47 years, Donna (Belleau); his mother-in-law, Melba Belleau of Melrose, Mass.; his daughters, Shari Pitts and her husband Fordie of Bridgewater, Mass., Jayme and her boyfriend Joseph of Boston, and his son Geoffrey and his wife Michelle of Pembroke, Mass.; and his greatest legacy, his three grandchildren, Taylor, Kendall and Kepler. The family also wants to acknowledge Katja Hendrishke of Germany, their former year-long exchange student, with whom he and Donna had maintained a special relationship; and his many friends in the area.
The middle of seven children, Rick was predeceased by Judith Leeman and her husband Henry. He is survived by his siblings William Angell and his wife Diane, Dianne Burns and her husband Kevin, Lynn Angell, all of South Portland, Deborah Thayer and her husband Alden of Gorham, and Robert Angell of Arlington, Mass.; and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland. A Celebration of Life will follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rick's memory can be made to 
South Portland Historical Society
55 Bug Light Park
South Portland, Maine 04106
and the 
Richard M. Angell 
Memorial Scholarship
c/o Gorham Savings Bank
10 Wentworth Drive
Gorham, Maine 04038

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Jan. 13 to Jan. 15, 2015

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Donna Angell
53 Valley View Drive
Gorham, ME 04038

 

 

 

January 23, 2015

Mrs. Arlene S. (Finkle) Burtman, age 82, of Lynn, entered into rest Friday morning, January 23, 2015 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was the beloved wife of Martin E. Burtman. Born in Lynn, she was the dear daughter of the late Arthur and Martha (Ranen) Finkle.

Arlene loved spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. (Arlene worked in YP Production for the late Beverly Parsons.)

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two devoted daughters, Cheryl DiPesa and her husband Skip of Swampscott and Paula Taub and her husband Alan of Lynn; her loving sister, Beatrice Strome of Salem; three cherished grandchildren, Andrea, Caren and her husband Dan and Gail and her husband Amandio and five adored great grandchildren, Dylan, Mia, Sadie, Coby and Piper Rose.

Private services were held on Sunday at the Pride of Lynn Cemetery, Lynn. Memorial observance at the home of Caren McEachern on Sunday and Monday from 1-4 PM. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House of Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mr. Martin Burtman
130 Eastern Ave Apt 502W
Lynn, MA 01902

 

January 10, 2015

Doris M. Vigneron, mother of John Vigneron former Sales Rep.

Doris M. (Stratton) Vigneron, age 87, wife of the late John F. Vigneron, died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Putnam Farm at Danvers. Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (McNamara) Stratton. She attended Cambridge Public Schools and graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. She continued her education at Chamberlin Secretarial School. Following graduation, she started her working career at Cambridge City Hall as the Mayor’s Secretary. Following her marriage to John, they moved to Marblehead where they raised their family. Mrs. Vigneron continued her working career in Marblehead as the office manager in the town's Water Department for many years. 

Mrs. Vigneron was very involved with the girls hockey program. She was the coach of Marblehead's first girls youth hockey team and went on to become an assistant coach for the Marblehead High School Girls Varsity Hockey Team. 

Doris'greatest joy was her family. She could often be seen cheering her grandchildren on at lacrosse, hockey, baseball, softball and soccer games. She also enjoyed watching their plays and concerts. She loved her family and was very dedicated to them all. 

She is survived by her three children, David Vigneron and his wife Jodi, John Vigneron (Sales Rep) and his wife Dee, all of Marblehead, Paula Fitzgerald and her husband James of Hingham, her seven grandchildren Kevin, Christine, Connor, Caitlin, John, Will and Paige, and great-grandson Charlie. She was also the sister of the late Maryann Gosch. 

Her funeral will be held from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (corner of North St.) Salem on Wednesday January 14, 2015 at 9:15 A.M. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 80 Atlantic Ave, Marblehead at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at Murphy Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Doris Vigneron Hockey Scholarship, ATTN: Friends of Marblehead Hockey, PO Box 1273, Marblehead, MA 01945. Please make checks payable to Friends of Marblehead Hockey. For additional information or online guest book please call 978 744 0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.
 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
John Vigneron
147 Jersey St
Marblehead, MA 01945
 

 

January 9, 2015

We just learned that Grace DiPasquale who worked in NYNEX Yellow Pages died on January 9, 2015 in Inman, SC.  She enjoyed her years working at NYNEX with many wonderful people. Grace joins her beloved brother Michael DiPasquale who died on September 2, 2010 in Anderson, SC.
Please remember Grace in your prayers.  May she rest in peace.