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DEATHS 2018

May 5, 2018

Of Methuen - Roger C. Courtemanche Jr., long-time resident of Salisbury Beach, passed away May 5, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Roger is survived by his wife Janet (Frey) Courtemanche of 48 years; daughter, Kristen Schultz and husband Peter of Pembroke; son Christopher  and wife Mia of Plymouth. Grandchildren, Justin, Anna, Grace, Evie, and Peter.

Roger was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all. Roger was a retired union plumber. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his annual trip to Aruba and watching his favorite Boston sports teams. Roger was the entertainment at every party. He always made everyone laugh with his funny antics. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, South Weymouth at 809 Main Street (Route 18 opp. South Shore Hospital). Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 10 a.m. on Friday prior to the funeral Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church, Weymouth at 11 a.m. Donation in memory of Roger can be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (www.lbda.org), or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Funding and Advocacy (http://www.jdrf.org). See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences, or call 781-335-0045.
Published on  May 8, 2018

 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Janet Courtemanche
200 Trotter Rd
#415
South Weymouth,  MA 02190
 
 
 
May 3, 2018

Pamela J. Baldwin 70, of Salem, passed away on May 3, 2018, at home.  Born in Lynn on January 20,1948, she was the beloved daughter of the late Jean C. & Harry Semos of Lynn & Nahant. 

Pam was a 1965 graduate of Lynn Classical.   She started out her career in the Directory Yellow Pages with the Phone Company and for over 30 years developed great working relationships & long-lasting friendships.  Pam was a mentor to many people & supported everyone around her.

She was an avid sports fanatic, especially enjoying the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins.  Pam enjoyed playing tennis & softball in her younger days, making special memories with her Nahant family.  She loved her family, friends & every dog she met, especially her cocker spaniel Remy.

Pam is survived by her daughter, Caitlyn & son in law Jeremy Simpkins, Caitlyn’s best friend & surrogate sister, Kerry Burke as well as many close friends & family.  She was an amazing Mom, dedicated friend & supporter of all who knew her.  She will be dearly missed. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday, May 10, 2018 5:30p-7p at Goodrich Funeral Home at 128 Washington St, Lynn.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to Sweet Paws Rescue http://www.sweetpawsrescue.org/donate/ or if anyone wishes to send in donations via US mail, please use Sweet Paws Rescue, 310 Main Street, Groveland, MA 01834 or any other animal rescue of your choice. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to;

Caitlyn Simpkins
3 Vic Lin Dr
Salisbury, MA 01952

 

 

April 12, 2018

We just learned that Lillian Deutsch "MissD" passed away on April 12, 2018. Lillian was a long time member of the DAC and will be missed by all who knew her. Rest in Peace Lillian.

Lillian Mildred Deutsch passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Lillian Mildred Deutsch was born at the home of her parents, Julia Shapiro Cowan and Joseph Cowan, in Everett, Massachusetts, on April 21, 1918. The oldest of three children, her mother died when she was just eleven years of age. She “kept house” for her father and struggled to keep herself and her sister Frances and brother Elliott out of foster care and orphanages. She worked after school and on weekends at F.W. Woolworth and Co. Always affable, she made pecan rolls and chocolate candies in store windows on Washington St., in what was then the heart of Downtown Boston. She also worked part-time at Pierce’s Fresh Candies on Tremont St. For many years, she worked alongside her husband George Deutsch and father-in-law Nathan Deutsch in their family hardware business in East Boston. Later, she joined the sales teams for the sportswear and women’s clothing departments at both iconic Boston stores, Wm. F. Filene’s and Jordan Marsh. Her mantra became, “Agree with the customer; don’t push the sale.”

Accepting a dare, walking in off the street, and telling a receptionist she had to be hired, Lillian Deutsch began a long, successful sales career at New England Telephone and Telegraph. Starting as a customer’s representative, she was promoted to Supervisor, and, eventually, Manager – a rare Jewish woman advancing through the old boys’ network in a staid New England corporation. Well-known as “Miss D”, she called on national accounts and created copy with major advertising agencies for her beloved Yellow Pages. She believed in the power of advertising, and was repeatedly acknowledged and rewarded for her achievements. She taught her colleagues and trained and mentored new employees in what she called “the art of how to sell.” Never reluctant to strike up a conversation, and never at a loss for words, she became identified with her signature approach, “May I suggest an idea or two?”

Lillian spent most of her adult years in tidy homes directly on the ocean (“on the watah”) in Winthrop, Massachusetts. She played active roles in women’s organizations and synagogue fundraising events. She took center stage as she belted out show tunes and memorized solo parts for volunteer performances. Lillian loved dressing in costume and Halloween was her best time of year -- her flapper and pregnant bride costumes were legendary. Her favorite sport was shopping the “Automatix” in Filene’s Basement. She was a pro who bought anything on sale, from English bone china to furs -- but especially shoes.

Her father, Joe Cowan, was a banjo player who’d emigrated from England in the early 1900s to join a troupe of Vaudeville entertainers, so, naturally, in her first retirement in Lake Worth, Florida, Lillian began to memorize and collect jokes, and she started entertaining at synagogue and women’s gatherings. As her routines became longer, she was energized by the laughter, and she found herself accepting gigs for a stand-up comic. She lost her husband in 1991, and in 2006, at age 88, she relocated to a second retirement in Madison, Wisconsin. Comfortable with a microphone and an audience, she performed in talent shows at Capitol Lakes Retirement Center and Beth Israel Center, and, well into her 90’s, she made late-night cameo appearances when singer Francie Phelps and pianist Mike Massey performed at the Ivory Room Piano Bar.

“Nana Lil” leaves behind her daughter and buddy Judy Deutsch Karofsky and their shared little dog, Bacon, two nephews and a niece (and their families), and three grandchildren: Jill, Amy (Kevin McAdams), and Andy (Monica Lengyel) Karofsky. She was blessed to know and love one adult step-great-granddaughter and four great-grandchildren (Daphne, Logan, Danny, and Campbell Karofsky), whom she talked about all her days.

In her memory, please dress up and tell a joke. “Now,” as she frequently told her audience, “quiet down, everyone.”

Gifts in Lillian’s name may be shared with Jewish Social Services of Madison, jssmadison.org, 6434 Enterprise Lane, Madison, WI, 53719 or Madison Opera, madisonopera.org, 335 W. Mifflin St., Madison, WI, 53703.

The family will hold private services.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Judith Deutsch Karofsky
317 N Pinckney St
Madison WI 53703-2133

 

 

April 1, 2018

Angeline Anne Hernon, of Swampscott, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on April 1, 2018 at the age of 85 at the Bertram House of Swampscott. Anne was born March 3, 1933 in Winchester, MA the daughter of the late Samuel and Marie (Leonardis) Bavuso. Anne was raised and educated in Woburn and graduated from Woburn High School. Anne was employed by New England Telephone Company and retired in 1982. Additionally, Anne also worked as a waitress at the Hilltop Steak House in Saugus, an ever friendly face whether in Dodge City, Santa Fe, Sioux City or Kansas City.

Anne was the beloved wife of William J. “Bill;” Hernon and they shared 52 years of marriage before his passing in 2012. She is survived by her son William J. “Bill” Hernon of Salisbury, MA, her daughter Laura Hernon-Kenny and husband Donald Kenny of Powell, OH, her sister Joan Dineen of North Reading, MA and her granddaughters Nicole, Justine and Allison Kenny of Powell, OH.

Anne loved travelling with her husband to many places, especially Hawaii, she loved to knit, read, sparked up conversations with anyone who listened, and was an avid Boston sports fan.

Family and friends are invited to attend Anne’s visitation on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 4-7 PM at Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street Lynn, MA 01904. A private cremation will take place at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

William Hernon
4 Spring St
Salisbury, MA 01952

 

 

March 28, 2018 

Mrs. Fotine (Tina) (Solomos) Stamulis, age 96, of Saugus, died peacefully at Sunrise of Lynnfield, on Wednesday March 28, 2018. She was the wife of the late Thomas Stamulis with whom she shared 34 years of marriage. Born and raised in West Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Katina and Michael Solomos. Tina was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, class of 1939. Tina later moved to Saugus where she lived the remainder of her life. 

Prior to her retirement, Tina had worked as a Secretary /Administrator at ATT/New England Telephone for many years. She was also the Secretary /Treasurer for the Stamulis Brothers Trucking business. Tina was also affectionately known as Mrs. T to her friends and family. 

Tina was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Tom and Tina enjoyed socializing, travel and spending summers at their beach home in Scarborough, ME where she cooked for her grandchildren their favorite avgolemono soup all while beating them at card games like Michigan Rummy. Tina also enjoyed crocheting and later in her life spending her winters in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 

Tina is survived by her sister Marina (Mary) and her husband Larry Whittier of Tewksbury MA, her grandchildren, Tom Stamulis of Reston, VA, George Stamulis of Rye, NH and Denise Stamulis of Bradford, MA and her great grandchildren, Taylor Stamulis, Jordan Stamulis, Amalia Panagiotakopoulos and Melina Panagiotakopoulos. She was also the mother of the late Dennis W. Stamulis and his wife Carol, the late John Peter Stamulis, and the sister of the late John, Harry and William Solomos and partner of the late Ralph Petrosino. 

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday at 11am in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 9am-11am, prior to the service. Those who prefer may make donations to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 South Common St. Lynn, MA 01902. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 
Marina Whittier 
76 Kendall Rd 
Tewksbury, MA 01876

 

March 25, 2018

Barbara A. (Glynn) Morrissey, 92, died Sunday March 25, 2018 at home. Daughter of the late Charles and Edna (Meuse) Glynn. She was born in Wakefield, MA. Barbara Morrissey is a former national sales trainer and account manager for Nynex. She also ran her own business "Advertising Unlimited". After her retirement she volunteered with the Doric Dames, serving as recording secretary and giving tours of the State House. In addition to her work at the State House, Barbara was also involved with Carlisle House and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Barbara is survived by her son, Francis I. Morrissey Jr., and his wife Maureen of Eliot, ME, her daughter, Barbara Ann Morrissey of Beverly; her sister Eleanor Glynn of Halifax, Canada; five grandchildren, Theresa, Melissa, Sarah, Heather and Amanda; five great grandchildren Danielle, Valerie, Ryan, Owen, and Hannah. She was predeceased by her daughter Virginia Morrissey. Visiting Hours: A Funeral service will be held in The Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., BEVERLY, on Tuesday, April 3rd at 1 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held prior from 12 to 1 P.M. Contributions may be made in her name in lieu of flowers to charity of one's choice. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com

Published in The Boston Globe on Mar. 29, 2018

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Francis I Morrissey
48 Trillium Way
Eliot, ME 03903

 

March 22, 2018

Richard J. Wall, brother of Kathy (Venuti) Bates-DAC 

LYNN — Mr. Richard J. Wall, age 76, of Lynn, died Thursday after a brief illness. He was the husband of Joan E. (Reid) Wall, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. 

Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Raymond and Eva (Cormier) Wall. He had lived in Lynn for the greater part of his life. 

Richard had worked as a custodian at the Lynn Police Station for many years until his retirement in 2003. Prior to that he had worked as a bus driver and truck driver. 

He was an avid Boston sports fan, particularly the Bruins. He enjoyed taking rides with his wife to New Hampshire, and was a frequent patron of Dunkin Donuts on Boston Street. He will be remembered as an honest man, and will be dearly missed. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, David Wall of Lynn, James Wall of Colorado, and Lisa Lemaire and her husband Eric of Peabody; six grandchildren, Danny Wall and his wife Nicci, Decklin and Dillon Wall, and Eric, Taylor and Kaylee Lemaire; three sisters, Carol Murray and her husband Don of Lynn, Janet Molea of Lynn, and Kathy Bates and her husband Bill of Randolph; his dear friend, Bill Manias, as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Service information: His funeral will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Monday from 4-8 p.m. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com

Expresssions of sympathy may be sent to:

Kathy Bates 
89 Stearns Dr 
Randolph, MA 02368

 

 

March 5, 2018

William A. "Bill" Richer, Jr. 80, of Jacksonville, FL passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018. Born in Stafford Springs, CT, April of 1937, Bill spent his early years in Scitico and Enfield CT, and his adult life in Southborough, MA. Bill was active in sports throughout his life and especially loved playing in softball tournaments. Bill proudly served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Germany. While there he traveled to the World's Fair, Copenhagen and Paris, his frequently visited favorite city. Bill loved traveling particularly to national parks and the Caribbean. He met Kathy Quinn at a school dance. They married in 1964 and had one son, Brian. Bill earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Metropolitan College/Boston University graduating Magna Cum Laude. He worked for Dupont in Leominster, MA and Wilmington, DE and then joined Verizon, Computer Associates and other IT programming companies. Retiring to Florida, Bill and Kathy enjoyed walking on the beach and concerts at the wonderful JAX Symphony. Bill is predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathleen Quinn Richer, his son, Brian J. Richer,three sisters, Margaret Eckenbarger (Bruce), Beverly Purcell (Bill), and Judith Devine, uncles Andrew Richer and Fred Richer as well as several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family on Sunday, March 11, 2018, from 2 pm 4 pm at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield. A funeral service celebrating Bill’s life will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018, at 11 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Enfield Street Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Jacksonville Symphony Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For online expressions of sympathy or directions please visit www.leetestevens.com
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Kathleen Richer
8596 Ethans Glen Terrace
Jacksonville, FL 32256

 

February 18, 2018

William F. “Bill” Tracchia 83, of Peabody, loving husband of Alice H. (Connelly) Tracchia, passed away at Care One in Peabody on Sunday, February 18, 2018 with his family at his side.

Bill was born in Peabody on September 12, 1934, son of the late Philip and Mary (Russell) Tracchia. Raised and educated in Peabody he graduated from Peabody High School and was a lifelong resident.

Bill was employed by the City of Peabody as a heavy equipment operator a position he held until his retirement. His biggest joy in life were his family and later on he enjoyed spending time with his 5 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters.

Bill relished celebrating his Irish heritage and traveled to Ireland 7 times. He loved cooking, and a favorite of the family was his grandmother’s ravioli recipe. He enjoyed woodworking and built a cherished family grandfather clock.

In addition to his wife Alice with whom he shared 60 years of marriage, he is survived by his children and their spouse, Dianne Dumas and her partner Michael Provencher, Patricia A. and James Dumas, and William F. Tracchia Jr. and Julie Tracchia, all of Peabody; his cherished grandchildren, Kevin Dumas and his wife Bethany, Patrick Dumas, Michelle Dumas, William Tracchia, and Nicholas Tracchia, 2 great granddaughters, Olivia and Charlotte Dumas, 3 sisters-in-law, Dorothy Little of Salem, Kathleen Connelly of Peabody and -Lorraine Connelly of Plum Island, and many special nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by 3 brothers Quintin, Phil and Barry Tracchia and 2 brothers-in-law Daniel Connelly and Phil Little.

The family would also like to express their heart felt gratitude to the caring staff at Care One.

His family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, February 21st from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home at 82 Lynn St., Peabody. His funeral will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. from the funeral home followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 16 Church St., Peabody. Memorial contributions may be made to Care One patient activities, 199 Andover Street., Peabody, MA 01960. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for directions, online obituary and memorial guest book.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Alice Tracchia
18 Ruth Ave
Peabody, MA 01960 

Dianne Dumas
15 MacArthur Circle
Peabody, MA 01960 

Dorothy (Dottie) Little
61 Memorial Dr
Salem, MA 01970

 

January 29, 2018

Elaine Ryan Lander, 74, of Liberty Park, passed away peacefully at home with her family Monday, Jan. 29, 2018.

She was predeceased by her parents, Dr. Roswell Oliver and Mary Catherine Woods and her son, David Ross Ryan. She is survived by her husband of almost 40 years, Warren Lander, their daughter, Karen Ryan, their grandsons, John and Andrew Kaligandis, her brother, Robert Woods and her sister, Catherine Hopp.

Elaine was a warm, kind and giving person. She contributed so much to her family, her friends and her community. From bringing therapy pets to visit residents in the nursing home to volunteering with Special Olympics to working with Habitat for Humanity. She was deeply committed to her family, with an especially close bond with her grandsons. She worked for many years in customer service at Verizon and then went on to become a Master Gardener. She enjoyed playing cards and socializing with her friends in The Villages.

Published in The Concord Monitor on Feb. 3, 2018

 

January 20, 2018

James E. Coppola, of Marblehead passed away peacefully on January 20 at the age of 94. He was the loving husband for 68 years to Lucy (Leonardi) Coppola. The son of the late Joseph and Frances Coppola, he was born in Chelsea and raised in Revere. After receiving his degree from Boston University, Mr. Coppola served as a sergeant in the US Army during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in Europe during the Battle of the Bulge. After the War he obtained his law degree from Boston University and established a successful law practice working into his 90th year. Mr. Coppola was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Marblehead and the Knights of Columbus. He contributed his time and energy to many Church committees and functions. He loved playing cards, bowling, ocean liner cruises, the Red Sox, and the Patriots, and the warm climate of Sarasota, Florida, where he and his wife shared a winter home for twenty-five years. Most of all he loved the company of his wife and large family. He was a devoted father to his children: James Jr. and his wife Janet Coppola of Marblehead, Joseph (Nancy) of LaCrosse, WI, Rosemary (Edmund) of Holliston, and Thomas (Janine) of Salem, to his seventeen grandchildren: John, Lauren (Thomas), David (Elizabeth), Leah, Daniel (Kathryn), Elizabeth, James, Matthew, Peter, Anna, Colleen (Philip), Claire, James, Lucie, Angela, Samantha, and Roseanna, and to his seven great grandchildren: Emily, John, Meghan, Molly, Dennis, Hazel, and Thomas.
His Funeral will be held on Thursday at 10am from the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME 67 OCEAN STREET (RTE1A), LYNN, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11am in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Marblehead. Burial will follow in Star of the Sea Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Wednesday 3:00pm-7:00pm. Donations may be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, 85 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead, MA 01945 and to the Kaplan Family Hospice House 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Janet Scherger Coppola
212 Ocean Ave
Marblehead, MA 01945

 

January 15, 2018

We just learned that Steve Pressley's  Mom, Florence May (Williams) Pressley, died on January 15, 2018 at the age of 90 years in Philadelphia. She was the mother of 8 children and was pre-deceased by her husband.  Our sympathy to Steve and his family. May she rest in peace.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Steve Pressley
11 Davis Road Apt #C-9
Acton, MA 01720

 

January 8, 2018

Catherine (Donnelly) Marchocki, age 92, of Lynn, died Monday in Union Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Barnislaw “Barnie” Marchocki and daughter of the late John M. and Winnifred (O’Brien) Donnelly. Born and raised in Boston, she was a graduate of Jamaica Plain High School. She had lived in Lynn for many years. 
Catherine had worked as an operator for AT&T for many years until her retirement. Prior to that she had worked at American Optical. 
She was an avid reader and enjoyed history and keeping up with current events. She loved to knit and crochet and listen to the radio. She and her late husband enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii. She was family oriented and enjoyed spending time with the three generations of her family. 
She is survived by her sister, Mary W. T. Donnelly of Lynn; her brother, John M. Donnelly of North Attleboro; as well as many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was the sister of the late James, Thomas, Joseph, Robert, and William Donnelly. 
Her funeral will be held on Friday at 11AM in Sacred Heart Church, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visitation will be in the church on Friday from 10AM-11am, prior to the mass. Burial in Hull, MA will be private. Those who prefer may make donations to St. Vincent DePaul Society Sacred Heart Parish 571 Boston Street Lynn, MA 01905. Arrangements by the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, Lynn. 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 
Mary Donnelly 
42 Catalina Rd 
Lynn, MA 01905