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Deaths 2017 

March 8,2017

CANADA, Daniel L. In Woburn, March 10th, at eighty years of age. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Beth" (Sweeney) Canada. Loving father of Tanya S. Andrews, her spouse Courtney of Medford, Stacy A. Canada of Burlington, Janell D. Canada of Burlington, and Daniel L. Canada Jr, of Lowell. Dear brother of Thomas E. Canada of GA, Gerry L. Canada of Woburn, Kenneth L. Canada of CA, Shirley M. Canada of Woburn, Nancy J. Canada of Woburn, Janet I. Canada of Reading and the late Wendall R., William A.,Richard A., and Cynthia Fitchett. Devoted Papa of David, Shauntel, Camina, Carisa and Amiya. A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, WOBURN, on Monday, March 13th at Noon. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours on Sunday 4-8 p.m. Please, at the families request, remembrances may be made in Dan's memory to the Merrimack Valley Family Hospice Home, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830. Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 781-933-0400

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Janet Canada
37 Winslow Rd
Reading, MA 01867


March 4, 2017

Lorraine (Kasarjian) Efstratios, age 98, of Lynn, died on Saturday March 4, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Peter Efstratios Sr.

Born in Marash, Turkey, she was the daughter of the late Minas and Verkina (Koukumajian) Kasarjian. She came to the United States at the age of 8 and had lived in Watertown and Boston before moving to Lynn in 1955. 
For many years she had worked as the reservations director at the Ramada Inn in East Boston. She had also worked as a waitress in many North Shore Restaurants. She was an avid reader and card player and also enjoyed traveling and gardening.
Lorraine is survived by two daughters; Lorraine A. Melanson, of Lynn, and Genie C. Kilbride and her husband Mark, of Merrimac, a son Peter Efstratios Jr., of Lynn, a brother James Kasarjian, of Dedham, five grandchildren; Ronald R. Melanson Jr, of Milton, NH, Courtney L. Kilbride, of Bradford, Kelley J. Kilbride, of Merrimac, Brad A. Efstratios, and Alison N. Efstratios, both of Lynn, two great grandchildren; Angela Melanson, and Ethan Blaisdell, and several nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 10:30am in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME 426 BROADWAY (RTE129), LYNN, followed by burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 4pm-8pm.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Genie C Kilbride 
5 Dunvegan DR, Merrimac, MA 01860


February 18, 2017

Joseph Turcotte, father-in-law of Linda Turcotte - DAC 

SALEM - Mr. Joseph R. Turcotte 86, of Salem, beloved husband of the late Ruth Marie (Furey) Turcotte, died peacefully Saturday, February 18th, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Telesphore and Bertha (Dupuis) Turcotte. He was raised and educated in Salem and attended the former St. James School. An honorably discharged veteran he served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean War. He was very proud of his military service and honored to have defended his beloved country. Mr. Turcotte had been employed as the General Foreman of the City of Salem Water Department for 37 years until the time of his retirement in 1991. A truly loyal and proud gentleman, Joseph was dedicated and devoted to his family. He had a colorful, vibrant and outgoing personality that endeared him to many. If you met Joe once you never forgot him. He was quick with a smile and joke and loved to make others laugh. Family was paramount in his life and he showed his fondness for those he loved liberally. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren and through his actions and words taught his family to always stick together through thick and thin and forever be proud of who they are and of whom and where they come from. He loved animals, traveling, dining out, games of chance, sun worshiping, spending time at the lakes of New Hampshire and traveling to Florida. He could often be found in the stands exuberantly cheering on his children and grandchildren in their endeavors as he wore his heart on his sleeve and showered those he loved with affection. His legacy of pride, love and humor will live on through the generations. Joe is survived by his children, Joseph R. Turcotte Jr and his wife Linda Turcotte of Peabody, John Turcotte of Salem, Deborah Phelan and her husband Brian of Salem, Ellen Hanson and her husband Scott of Salem, Sharon Hickman and her husband John of Newburyport, Ruth Grube and her husband Dennis of Peabody, James Turcotte and his wife Christine of Beverly and Thomas Turcotte and his wife Catherine of Salem, his grandchildren, Lindsay Willard and her husband Ben, Jill Pridham and her husband Jack, David Sarro, Danny and Corey Phelan, Christopher Hanson and his wife Amber, Emily and Gary Hanson, Taylor, Sean, Nathan and Anna Hickman, Alexandra, A.J. and Zachary Grube, Jamie Martin and her husband Sean, and Ruth, Sara and Joseph Turcotte, his seven great grandchildren, Abbey, Lauren, Christopher, Jamison, Delilah, Maggie and Ava, his sister Rita O'Day of Salem, his brother, John "Brud" Turcotte and his wife Darcie of Salem and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Bertha Jalbert and Henry and Robert Turcotte. ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common) Salem, Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 9:15 A.M. followed by his funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Hawthorne Blvd., Salem at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours Tuesday, Feb. 21st from 4 to 8 P.M. Donations in Joe's memory may be made to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 
Linda Turcotte 
4 Louis Rd 
Peabody, MA 01960


February 14, 2017

Ralph L. Hefler, father of Karen Hefler-DAC 

It is with great sadness that we announce that Ralph Leslie Hefler, 90, passed away at home in the presence of his loving family on February 14, 2017. Ralph was born and raised in Lynn, MA, the son of James and Margaret (MacDonald) Hefler. He graduated from Lynn English High School and immediately enlisted in the US Navy where he proudly served from 1944-1947, including a tour of duty in Okinawa, Japan. When he returned home after the war, Ralph met and married his forever Valentine, the late Barbara (Scott) Hefler. The two made their home and raised their family in Marblehead. He was an extraordinary father to his children, an ideal father figure to his oldest grandson, Erik and a role model for his youngest grandson, Bill. Nothing was more important to him than his family. He was at his happiest at family gatherings for the holidays, cookouts and any other occasion that brought his family close. He retired from a long career with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, finishing in the Department of Industrial Accidents, where he made many friendships and was highly respected for his work ethic. Ralph loved fishing and had a rod in-hand whenever possible. His favorite activity was sitting in his yacht in the pond at his sons house. He loved people, had a wicked sense of humor and a generous heart; he always lent a hand to those who needed help. He will be deeply missed by all of those whose lives he touched. Ralph leaves his children, Christine (Hefler) Sandgren of Marblehead, his son Scott Hefler and his wife Karen Jean (Woodfin) Hefler of South Hampton, NH, and daughter Karen Hefler of Marblehead, his grandsons Erik Andrew Sandgren of Marblehead and William Hefler of South Hampton, NH, his sister Shirley Bond and her husband Ray of Bristol Rhode Island, his sister-in-law Doris Hefler of Nahant, his cousins Fred Sullivan of Marblehead and Patricia Eggermann of Huntington, NY, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Frederick and Russell (Buddy) Hefler. He also leaves cherished friends Priscilla Stocker and Raymond Orne. Ralphs family is grateful for the kind support and guidance of Care Dimensions Hospice. At Ralphs request, there will be no services. Donations may be made in Ralphs memory to the Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest Street, Boston, MA, 02135 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517. Fish on Dad! 

Published in The Marblehead Reporter from Feb. 21 to Mar. 1, 2017 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 
Karen Hefler 
19 Sewall St 
Marblehead, MA 01945


February 10, 2017

Jane L. Federico, mother of Barbara Krull and Nancy Daley - DAC 
Jane Louise Federico, 92, of Middleton, Mass., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 10, 2017. She was the wife of the late Jino Federico. 

Jane is survived by her daughters, Barbara Krull and her husband, Louis and Nancy Daley and her husband, Mark. She also leaves a granddaughter, Erica Daley and great-granddaughter, Maddyn Brown. She was sister to Ruth Medugno of Everett and sister-in-law to both Rose Newhall and Theresa Blomster of Florida. She had several nieces and nephews. 

Private services under the direction of the Mackey Funeral Home, Middleton, MA were held on Feb. 15, 2017. Memorial donations can me made in Jane's name to a charity of your choice. To leave a condolence, kindly visit

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 
Barbara Krull 
70 East St 
Middleton, MA 01949 

Nancy Daley 
70 East St 
Middleton, MA 01949


January 31, 2017

Death Notice: Thomas G. O'Hearn, father of Patty Chisholm - DAC

In Danvers, formerly of Saugus – Mr. Thomas G. O'Hearn, age 87, died suddenly on January 31st at Beverly Hospital. He was the loving husband of Gloria (Manzer)O'Hearn.

Born and raised in Everett, he was the son of the late Alphonse and Mary (Forrest) O'Hearn. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran. Tom worked for the town of Saugus as the rink manager for Kasabuski Ice Arena for twenty years where he was instrumental in advancing Saugus Youth Hockey. He was also an usher at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Saugus. Until his recent move to Danvers, he had resided in Saugus for 53 years.

In addition to his wife, Tom leaves his beloved children, Michael O'Hearn of San Diego, CA and Patricia Chisholm and her husband Paul of Danvers; cherished grandchildren, Colin and his fiancée Emily, Casey, Brendan and his fiancée Kelly and his "princess" Lauren. Also survived by his special nephew Gerry O'Hearn and many other nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Peter and two sisters, Mary and Genevieve.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom's name may be made to Saugus/Lynnfield Youth Hockey, PO Box 192, Lynnfield, MA 01940.

Relatives & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday 3-7 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10 a.m. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Patricia Chisholm
5 Drummond Court
Danvers, MA 01923


January 9, 2017

Elizabeth Ann (Sawyer) Dabrieo worked in CSD

Feb 11, 1952 - Jan 9, 2017

Elizabeth Ann (Sawyer) Dabrieo, 64 years of Stratham, N.H. and formerly of Peabody, died on Monday January 9, 2017 in Portsmouth Hospital in Portsmouth, N.H.

She was born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Herbert and Martina (McGaughey) Sawyer. She was raised in Lynn and Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody High School. She has lived in Stratham, N.H. for the past several years.

She was employed as a customer service agent for Verizon.

She is survived by her brother Herbert and sister-in-law Diane and their children, Christopher, James and the late Michael of Peabody, her daughter and granddaughter, Colleen and Cicely Dahn of Falmouth and her late brother Thomas Sawyer and his family.

Please send warm thoughts and prayers.

Arrangements were made by Remick and Gendron Funeral Home, 811 Lafayette Rd, Hampton, NH 03842, 603-926-6500.

May she rest in peace.


January 16, 2017

Our good friend Hazel Cordeau passed away on January 16, 2017. Hazel was a long time member of the DAC and will be missed by her many Directory friends. Rest in Peace.
SAUGUS — Mrs. Hazel A. (Pinksten) Cordeau, age 81, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Monday morning. She was the wife of Walter William “Bill” Cordeau with whom she shared 60 years of marriage.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Anna May (O’Regan) Pinksten. A devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Cordeau worked as an administrative assistant at Verizon’s Yellow Page Division.

Besides her husband she is survived by four sons; Daniel Cordeau and his wife Luanne of Concord, Walter R. Cordeau, Robert Cordeau and his wife Paola of Rowley, Paul Cordeau and his wife Brenda of Melrose and eight grandchildren. She was the sister of Charles Pinksten of Melrose and the former mother in law of Renee Cordeau. Mrs. Cordeau is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Care Dimensions, Ste. B-102, 75 Sylvan St, Danvers, MA 01923.

Service information: Visiting hours will be held in the BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. Funeral from the funeral home on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a procession to Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus for a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and condolences

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mr. William Cordeau
60 Holland St.
Saugus, MA 01906


January 12, 2017

Our good friend Louise Hanlon passed away on January 12, 2017. Louise was a long time member of the DAC and will be missed by her many Directory friends..  May she rest in peace.

Louise M. Hanlon, age 78, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on January 12, 2017.  Born December 10, 1938, Louise was the daughter of the late Eugene and Delphine Daley of Salem, Massachusetts.  She was predeceased by her brothers, Thomas Daley and Richard Daley, and her son-in-law Stephen B. Magrane.

Louise Hanlon was a member of Salem High School Class of 1957.  After graduation, Louise went to work at the Telephone Company in Salem, Massachusetts.  After marrying Thomas M Hanlon, Jr. of Salem, Massachusetts in 1961, she left the phone company and traveled with her husband who was in the US Military.  In 1979, Louise returned to New England Telephone and held several positions, finally retiring as Manager in 1995.

Following her divorce, Louise shared over 40 wonderful years together with her longtime companion, Mike Collins.  With a strong passion for life and everything fun, she was very active with several groups of friends, frequently attending concerts, theater events at the North Shore Music Theater, and trips. Each summer, Louise and Mike attended the horse races in Saratoga, New York.   

Louise is survived by five children and their families:  Thomas M. Hanlon III and wife Prof. Stephanie Leone; Laurie Magrane and children, Ashley (Magrane) Quell with husband Robert Quell and daughter Sadie, Erin Magrane and fiancée Bobby Mazzarino, Kelsey Magrane and Molly Sue Magrane; Colleen Hanlon and son, Nicholas McKenzie and grandson, Nicholas Jr.; Kathleen (Hanlon) Langan and husband Eugene Langan, and children, John and Hannah; David J. Hanlon and wife Audrey (Hodgdon) Hanlon, and children, Michael and Rae.

Louise found great joy in spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she will be deeply missed.

Her visiting hours will be held at the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St. (corner of North St) , Salem on Tuesday January 17, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Ave, Marblehead on Wednesday January 18, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.  Interment in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.  For additional information or online guest book please call 978 744 0497 or visit


Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

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


January 7, 2017

Robert "Butch" Stewart

August 23, 1939 - January 07, 2017

Danvers – Formerly of Salem, Robert J. “Butch” Stewart, age 77 years, husband of Frances (Zavaglia) Stewart, passed away Saturday January 7, 2017 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital following a long illness.  Born and raised in Salem, he was the son of the late Robert L. and Nita (Bennett) Stewart. 

He graduated from the Salem Vocational High School in the class of 1958, and after graduating served in the United States Army for 3 years active and 3 years in the reserves.  

Butch first worked at the former O’Meara Pontiac in Beverly as a mechanic, and later was a partner in the Stewart & Dupuis Service Station for several years, in downtown Salem.  He also worked for the former Colonial Cadillac in Danvers for over 35 years until his retirement , and was known by many as “Mr. Cadillac”. 

During his working years, and after his retirement, he and Frannie traveled to many places, Las Vegas,  Florida, Texas and went on several cruises.  Butch took many trips on his motorcycle with his motorcycle buddies.  He was also an avid hunter and was a member of the Danvers Fish and Game Club and the NRA for several years.  He was a parishioner of St. Anne Church in Salem.  

In addition to his wife with whom he shared 50 years of marriage are his 3 children, Debra A. Stewart of Salem, Sandra L. Stewart of Beverly and Robert “Butch” Stewart and his wife Dawn of Georgetown.  His sister Gloria Hilder of Rochester, NH, 3 grandchildren, Alyssa Stewart (who was Gramp’s sweetheart) of Salem, and Derek and Todd Stewart (his buddies who could do no wrong in Grampy’s eyes) of Georgetown.  He was predeceased by his sisters Gerry Murray, Barbie Dalton, Carol Casey and his brother Raymond Stewart. 

His visiting hours will be held at the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St. (Corner of North St.) Salem on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 P.M.  His Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday January 12, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472.  For additional information or on line guest book please call 978 744 0497 or visit

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Frances Stewart
Royal Park Condo
147 Sylvan St Unit 17A
Danvers, MA 01923