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December 19, 2018

DANVERS- Robert T. Geary, 67, passed away on December 19, 2018 in the Boston Medical Center, following a lengthy battle with cancer. 

Born in Fort Worth, Texas on September 25, 1951, Bob was the son of the late Tom and Greta (Hurd) Geary. Bob was raised and educated in Topsfield and graduated from Masconomet Regional High School. He had been a police officer in Topsfield for several years prior to his career as an electronic service technician. Bob also had a lobster license and looked forward to the season. He especially enjoyed vacationing to Ossipee, New Hampshire, where he enjoyed boating along with building remote controlled motor boats. 

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Aurora Geary, of Newburyport and his sister, Joanne Geary of Danvers, as well as many cousins. 

His Funeral Service will be held at 11AM on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. Visitation will be held prior to the service on Thursday morning from 10AM-11AM in the funeral home. Burial will follow the services in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bob’s name to the American Cancer Society PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 
Joanne Geary 
PO Box 82 
Hathorne, MA 01937-0182


December  18, 2018

 Alan "Al" Hallowell, age 73, of Georgetown, MA, died peacefully with his family by his side after a long illness. Alan was born in New Castle, PA and raised in Charlestown, MA, He is the son of Alfred (deceased) and Betty Hallowell (deceased). He was the eldest in a family of seven, brothers Alfred Hallowell of NE, David Hallowell of CA, Lawrence Hallowell (deceased), Robert Hallowell (deceased), Glenn Hallowell (deceased), and sister Aletha Norvell of MO. Alan worked for Bell Systems/New England Telephone/NYNEX as a lineman and installer throughout the Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston area. Alan was a member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and was proud of his Native American heritage, traveling back to the reservation often. Alan was a proud member of the Charlestown Schoolboy Association and played football for the Charlestown Townies for many years. Alan leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years, Etta of Georgetown, son Alan Jr. and his wife Eduarda Hallowell of Lowell, MA, daughter Kathleen and husband Paul Noble of Rochester, NH, his grandchildren who were the light of his life, Brianna Ryan, Sydney and Alan Hallowell III of Lowell, MA, Brittany Noble and her fiancé Darren Brown of Rochester, NH, Kaitlyn Rowe and her husband Nate of NH, and Alexis and Kaylee Noble of Rochester, NH, great-granddaughters Harper and Hadley Rowe, and Madelynn Brown. There will be a memorial service on Sat., January 19, 2019 at 10 AM at the First Church in Charlestown, MA, where Alan was a deacon and attended since childhood. A celebration of Alan's life will follow at The Tavern at Lenzi's in Dracut, MA. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sweet Paws Rescue, 310 Main St., Groveland, MA. The Carrier Family Funeral Home, 38 Range Rd., WINDHAM, NH, has care of Alan's arrangements. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at 

Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 14, 2019 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 
Mrs. Etta Hallowell 
26 Old Jacobs Rd 
Georgetown, MA 01833-1008.


November 30, 2018

Death Notice: Jeanette Fantone, mother-in-law of Betsy Fantone - DAC

FANTONE, Jeannette "Jean" (Dennehy) Age 89, of Lynnfield, MA died Friday, November 30, 2018. 

Mrs. Fantone was preceded in death by her beloved husband, the late Joseph C. Fantone, Jr., daughter Jeannette Fantone Newton, sister Carolyn Pokorny, and brothers Paul, Robert, and Edward Dennehy. 

She is survived by four of her five children: Joseph C. Fantone, III and his wife Rosalind of Ann Arbor, MI, Stephen D. Fantone and his wife Elizabeth "Betsy" Fantone of Lynnfield, MA, Julia C. Jacobs and her husband Clifford Jacobs of Billerica, MA, Raymond C. Fantone and his wife Ann Watson of Blythewood, SC; and by her son-in-law, Brian Newton of New Albany, OH. She is also survived by11 grandchildren and their spouses: Julia Anne Pritzel and her husband Dan Pritzel, Joseph C. "Jay" Fantone IV, Stephen J. Fantone, Dennis W. Fantone and his wife Danielle, Thomas Newton and his wife Rebekah, Jeannette Newton, Robert Newton, Clifford Jacobs, Jr., Michelle Fantone, Rebecca Fantone, and Erin Jeannette Fantone. She is also survived by three great grandchildren: Eliza Jane Pritzel, Heidi Anne Pritzel, and Josephine "Josie" Jeannette Fantone. 

Her funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., WAKEFIELD on Saturday, January 12 at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, corner of Grove and Salem Streets, Lynnfield at 10 a.m. Interment, Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, January 11 from 3-7 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Francis Catholic School Annual Appeal are appreciated because they reflect Jeannette's strong commitment to both her Catholic faith and education and also support her granddaughter Julia Fantone Pritzel's work there as Principal and Educator. The address is: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, Development Office, 2270 E. Stadium Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.


Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Betsy Fantone
340 Summer St
Lynnfield, MA 01940


November 30, 2018

Our dear friend, Jim McCamphill passed away Thursday November 30th of heart related issues. Jim worked for New York Telephone and Nynex Yellow Pages for 35 years. In retirement, he became an accomplished stain glass artist and was an avid reader. In addition, he had a vast collection of music genres, including Mozart, Tony Bennett, and Journey. 

Jim left his loving wife Mary. They loved to travel throughout Europe on tours and visited the big and small towns of our scenic United States. Jim also left his son Ian of Portsmouth R.I. and his daughter Lisa and her husband Jonathan Pelletier of Clearwater Fl and two grandchildren Avery and Jackson, who fondly called Jim, G.P. 

Condolences can be sent to: 

Mary McCamphill 
806 Carnoustie Drive 
Venice, FL 34293


November 28, 2018

Cleo dis Lee Miller 48, of Peabody, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Lee was born in Lynn, on August 27, 1970 son of John E. Miller of Lynn and Christine N. (George) Miller of Salem, MA. Raised in Peabody, he excelled as a football player and graduated from Peabody Veterans Memorial High School in 1988. He pursued his education at Golden West College in California, then attended the University of Texas at El Paso on a full football scholarship, and obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Salem State University. Lee worked as a mortgage broker at Miller Mortgage. His lifelong passion was coaching and teaching football to Peabody’s youth. Lee loved his sweets, the outdoors, rap music, cinematography, his office mate/cousin Tressa, General Tso’s chicken, creating football and soccer highlight films for PVMHS players and his niece Tariah. But most of all he loved people. He was able to light up a room with his infectious smile and laugh that will be dearly missed. In addition to his parents, Lee is survived by his 5 siblings and their spouses, George Miller of St. Louis MO, Charles and Dionne Miller of Huntsville AL, Chris and Dawn Miller of Peabody, Tammi Miller of Atlanta GA, and Grant and Mica Miller of Quincy, nieces Tariah, Isabella and Alessandra and nephew Isaiah Miller; many aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends. Lee’s family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, December 7th, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral home at 82 Lynn St., Peabody. A family Celebration of Life service will begin at 7 p.m. during the visitation period. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Lee’s memory to the Peabody Youth Football, C/O P.O. Box 353, Peabody, MA 01960. A family committal of ashes will be held at a later time. Please visit for directions, online obituary and memorial guestbook.


Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Christine Miller
c/o John Miller
30 Columbia Ave 
Lynn, MA 01902-1846
c/o Christopher Miller
47 Glen Dr
Peabody, MA 01960-1026


November 16, 2018

Clara Mary Robichaud, mother of Carol Robichaud McMahon - DAC

Clara Mary Robichaud November 08, 1928 - November 16, 2018

ROBICHAUD, Clara Mary (LeBlanc) passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at the age of 90. She passed at her home where she lived with her late husband, Joseph Normand Robichaud. She was a daughter of the late Vincent and Therese (Comeau) LeBlanc. She is survived by her daughters: Carol (Michael) McMahon of Gloucester, Massachusetts; Eileen Robichaud of Washington D.C., and Susan (Mark) Robichaud-Austin of Sebastian, Florida. She is also survived by her 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren: Michael (Jesse) McMahon of Arrowsic, Maine; Alec (Vianna) Dennis of Silver Spring, Maryland; Shannon (Jeff) Crompton of Essex, Massachusetts and their four children Ryan, Jack, Aaron and Katherine and Sierra (Greg) Daniels of Vero Beach, Florida and their two children, Olivia and Jordan. She is survived also by four of her siblings: her twin brother, Clarence (Jean) LeBlanc of Meteghan, Nova Scotia; Jean (Jeremie) LeBlanc of Meteghan Centre, Nova Scotia; Roy (Peggy) LeBlanc of Holiday, Florida; and Lorraine Lasher of Largo, Florida as well as many people she “adopted” as her sons and daughters. She was predeceased by her brothers, Gerald and Bobby and her sister, Dorothy. She was the founder of the first Red Hats chapter in Meteghan, the “Acadian Beauty” and was active in  the Lion’s Club, bingo at La Villa Acadienne, Meteghan and many church activities. She will always be remembered as someone who brought a smile to people’s faces. The viewing will be held on Tuesday, November 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Meteghan Funeral Home. The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 pm in Stella Maris Church, Meteghan with Rev. Wieslaw Papuga officiating. Burial will follow in the Stella Maris Cemetery, Meteghan Centre. Donations may be made in her name to Lion’s Club or Stella Maris Church.


Visitation; Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Meteghan Funeral & Cremation Services, 8348 Hwy 1, Meteghan, Nova Scotia B0W 2J0

Funeral Mass; Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 2:00 PM, Stella Maris Church. HWY 1, Meteghan, NS

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Carol Robichaud McMahon
9 Digby Lane
Gloucester, MA 01930


November 20, 2018

Our good friend Alice Mardigian passed away on November 20th. Alice was a long time member of the DAC and so loved going to all of our events. We will miss her smiling face at our Holiday Luncheon. Rest in peace Alice,

Alice M. Mardigian
MARCH 16, 1928 – NOVEMBER 20, 2018

Alice Mae (Pierce) (DuLong) Mardigian, a long-time resident of Lynn, passed away in the Abbott House in Lynn on November 20, 2018 at the age of 90. Born in Tewksbury on March 16, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Mary B. Pierce. Alice was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School with the Class of 1945. She worked for many years with the New England Telephone Company working as a telephone pioneer. She served with the Directory Alumni Council during her working days as well. Alice had a love for dancing. She was a dance instructor for Gordon’s Dance Studio in Lynn for 14 years and also served as a volunteer usher with the North Shore Music Theater for 11 years. She enjoyed candlepin bowling and ballroom dancing. One of her favorite pastimes was playing card games like Cribbage and Whist. She also loved the challenge of a good Mahjong game as well. Alice was a one-time member of the Red Hat Society.

Alice leaves her daughter: Cindy Murray of Medford and her grandchildren: Darren James of Valencia, CA, Todd James of Bridgewater, Tracy Vaillancourt of South Berwick, ME, and Joe Smolski of Swampscott. Alice also leaves 9 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and her very dear friend, Roberta DiGangi. Alice was preceded in death by her daughter, Debbie Gately and her sister, Grace Dickson.

Visiting Hours will be held in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. LYNN on Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 1 to 5pm. Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home on Monday, November 26th at 11am. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Contributions in Alice’s memory may be made to: the Abbott House, 28 Essex St. Lynn, MA 019002 or St.Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Cindy Murray
66 Chipman ST,
Medford, MA 02155


November 15, 2018

We just learned that one of our long-time members, Marion Farrell, passed away on November 15, 2018. May she rest in peace.

Marion D. (Begley) Farrell, age 87, of Lynn, died peacefully on Thursday November 15, 2018. She was the wife of the late Charles C. Farrell.
A lifelong resident of Lynn, she was the daughter of the late William and Hilda (Kennedy) Begley. She attended Lynn Schools and was a graduate of St. Mary’s Girls High School, class of 1948. Marion had worked as a repair clerk for over 20 years for New England Telephone and Verizon. 
A lifelong Parishioner of St. Pius V Parish, Marion enjoyed traveling the world, cooking, and reading.
She is survived by her children; Charles E. Farrell of Lynn, Maureen Farrell Karwowski of New York City, Judith A. Perez-Rivas of Florida, Patricia M. Farrell of Provincetown, and William V. Farrell of Marshfield, and 7 grandchildren; Mae and Claire Karwowski, Elizabeth and Andrew Bybordi, and Jean, Joseph, and Michael Farrell. She was the sister of the late Helen L. Begley.
At her request Funeral Services under the direction of the Solimine Funeral Homes 426 Broadway (RTE129), Lynn were private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to My Brothers Table.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Charles E. Farrell
47 Hudson Street
Lynn, MA 01904


November 4, 2018
We just learned that Gerytude DeMaggio passed away on November 4, 2018. Gertrude was a long time member of the DAC and will be missed by her Directory friends.. May she rest in peace.
Gertrude (Trudy) DeMaggio, 1934 - 2018, Of Boxford, MA, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2018, in the company of her family, after a short battle with cancer. The loving mother of four children, Trudy was born in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. She was a long-time resident of Woburn before moving to Boxford in 2008. She worked at AT&T - later Verizon and retired after more than 20 years of service. She enjoyed going out with family and friends, playing cards, traveling and spending quality time together. Those times enriched our lives and will be forever in our memories. She is survived by her two sisters Doris Roche and Pat Fallon; children: son Joseph and wife Karen of Brewster, MA; daughter Leslie DeMaggio of Rockport, MA.; son Douglas and wife Ruth of Derry, NH; and daughter Diane of Derry, NH; and her loving grandchildren: Alexandria of Rockport, MA: Matthew of Wellington, FL; and Anne of Wellington, New Zealand, who were her greatest happiness. A private service was held with immediate family members and a memorial will be held at a later date.

October 27, 2018

BOXFORD – Mr. Robert Andrew Keyes 87, of Rowley, formerly of Boxford, beloved husband of Margaret (Dandurand) Keyes, died Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester. 

Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Archibald and Mary (DuPaul) Keyes. He was raised and educated in Southbridge and was a graduate of Mary Wells High School in Southbridge. He continued his education at General Motors Institute in Michigan. 

Mr. Keyes began his professional career with the General Motors Group as a Salesman with the A.C. Spark Plug division. He matriculated to NYNEX Telephone Company, which later became Verizon, and worked for many years as a lead Salesman of Yellow Page advertisements until the time of his retirement. 

A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Robert cherished time spent with family. He was active in the Telephone Communications Union and was elected Vice President. He enjoyed spending his time golfing, skiing in the winters and crossword puzzles yet his truest devotion was to his family. He was a zealous grandfather supporting his beloved grandchildren in all of their endeavors and never missed an opportunity to share quality time and experiences with them. He was a kind, supportive and loving man who will be deeply missed. 

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Margaret (Dandurand) Keyes, his children, Robert A. Keyes Jr. and his wife Terry of Mill Valley, CA, Marty Jaxheimer and her husband Eric of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Sarah Claflin and her husband Paul of Newburyport and Mary Ellen Wells and her husband Greg of Wyomissing, PA, his beloved grandchildren, Jennifer, Christine, Michael, Katie, Amy, Sarah, Brian, Abby, Meghan and Corey, his 7 great grandchildren and several nieces, and nephews. He was the brother of the late George Keyes.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be held in St. Mary's Church, 94 Andover St., Georgetown, Friday, Nov. 2nd at 12 Noon. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Notre Dame Cemetery, Southbridge, Saturday, Nov 3rd at 10:30 A.M.. Visiting hours in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (rte 62) Danvers, Friday, Nov. 2nd, prior to the funeral, from 9 to 11 A.M.. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Robert's memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Ste 6, Waltham, MA 02451. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Margaret Keyes
9 King Richard Dr
Boxford, MA 01921


October 29, 2018

We just learned that long time member of the DAC, Joan Cabral passed away on October 20, 2018. Joan will be missed by all of her friends in the DAC. Rest in Peace Joan.

Joan M. (Killam) Cabral, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away on October 20, 2018 at the age of 80. Joan was born in Boston, MA on December 19, 1937 to Frank & Catherine (Sullivan) Killam. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from St. Mary's High School. Joan worked for Verizon for 32 years in the marketing department. She always had a smile and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Joan was the beloved wife of Edward J. Cabral of Melrose. Loving mother of James E. Cabral & his wife Laurie of Malden, and Catherine E. Leonard & her husband Steven of Stoneham. Proud grandmother of Bryce & Samantha Leonard and Elizabeth Bennett.

Visiting Hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose, on Wed., Oct. 24, from 4:00-8:00 PM. Family & friends may gather for the funeral procession at the Gately Funeral Home on Thurs., Oct. 25, at 9 AM, followed by a 10 AM Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Edward Cabral
16 Temple Street
Melrose, MA 02176


October 21, 2018
We just learned that Isabel Morin a long time member of the DAC passed away on October 21, 2018.  May she rest in peace.
Isabel M Morin Lifelong resident of Cambridge, passed peacefully on October 21, 2018. Beloved daughter of the late George W. Morin and Isabelle F. (McKay). Devoted sister of Arthur Morin and his late wife Virginia of Woburn, and the late Thomas and Paul Morin. Devoted aunt of Debrah, Kevin, Robert, Joan, and the late Steven Morin. Visiting hours will be held from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., (Rt.60, adjacent to St. Agnes Church) ARLINGTON, on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held at 6:45 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial will be Private. For directions or to leave a message of condolence, please visit
Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 23, 2018

October 14, 2018

We just learned that Marilyn "Cookie" Soper, a long time member of the DAC, passed away on October 14, 2018. May she rest in peace.

Marilyn A. (Ciampa) Soper

OCTOBER 11, 1937 ~ OCTOBER 14, 2018 (AGE 81)

Marilyn A. "Cookie" Soper of Lincoln St., Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on October 14, 2018. She was 81 years old. Born in Boston she was the beloved daughter of the late Mary (Orlando) and Joseph Ciampa. A life long resident of Winthrop she was a 1956 graduate of Winthrop High School. She went on to work as a telephone operator and a customer service agent for New England Telephone. She also worked as an Avon Lady and was a former member of the Winthrop Golf Club and was the Keno Lady at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks.

She was the loving mother of Jim Soper and his wife Diane of Winthrop, Michael Soper and his wife Debbie of Winthrop and the late Lisa Zagarella. She was the dear sister of the late Jack Ciampa. She was the cherished grandmother of Michael Soper and his wife Jacquelyn, Meredith Soper and her fiance Craig Schlitter, Jennifer Hernandez and her husband Rob and James Soper and his wife Sara Soper-Stevens. She was also the loving companion of Pat Staff.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., WINTHROP on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow the mass in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

James E Soper
7 Read Street
Winthrop, MA 02152



September 30, 2018

Mary T. (Kirby) Fay, of Randolph, for 40 years and originally from Milton, passed away peacefully, at her home on Sept 30, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Mary died after a long battle with small cell lung cancer. Mary was born in Mattapan, raised in Milton and graduated from Fontbonne Academy. After high school, she found a career at Verizon, where she spent the next 38 years. She married her loving husband Chuck, and together they celebrated over forty years, before he lost his battle with cancer 5 years ago. Mary's family was most important to her, every Sunday, from Memorial Day to the Superbowl, you would find Mary enjoying herself at home by the pool or in front of the TV watching the Patriots with "ninety-nine million" people and ensuring that there was always enough food to feed an army. An enthusiastic golfer, Mary belonged to the Harmon Club in Rockland and she was an avid reader. Mary passed away at the young age of 71 and will be missed by all. Mary was the beloved widow of Charles "Chuck" Fay Sr.; loving mother of Bridget M. Fay of Dorchester, Kathleen J. Ponte and her husband Jason of Randolph and CJ Fay of Randolph; daughter of the late Walter and Joan Kirby; devoted sister of Walter Kirby and his wife Elaine of North Andover, Richard Kirby and his wife Ann of South Boston, Kathleen Heravi and her husband Parviz of Boston and Joan Murphy and her husband Fran of Milton. Also survived by many, many nieces and nephews. Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 N. Main St., Randolph, until 9:15 a.m. on Friday, October 5, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Church, 211 No. Main St., Randolph. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours on Thursday, October 4, from 4-8 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program, c/o Mass. General Development Office, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, please visit


Published in The Patriot Ledger on Oct. 3, 2018

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
C.J. Fay
7 Alice RD
Randolph, MA 02368



September 7, 2018

We just learned that Donna Gargiulo's  brother Steven passed away. May he rest in peace.

Steven G. Bruno, 68 beloved brother of Donna Gargiulo passed away on Sept. 4th due to complications from bypass surgery. There will be no service and burial is private.


Expressio­ns of sympathy may be sent to:

Donna Gargiulo
4 La­nders Road
Stoneham, MA 02180


August 27, 2018

John J. Palmer, 85 of West Yarmouth and Naples, FL, formerly of Auburn, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and children at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich on August 27, 2018. He was born on May 27, 1933 in Worcester, MA to Willis and Catherine Palmer.   He graduated from Auburn High School in 1951, where he was captain of the basketball team.  John attended College of the Holy Cross, before serving honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  He later finished his education at Worcester School of Business Science.  He had a long career in sales/sales management at the NYNEX Yellow Pages, retiring in 1988 after 36 years.  John met the love of his life Joan Layden in 1959 and they married in 1960, making their home in Auburn where they raised 6 children.  John was an avid golfer, and was a member of Cohassee Golf Club in Southbridge. 

One of John’s greatest loves was Cape Cod.  As a child he vacationed in West Yarmouth and grew to love the area.  In 1966 John purchased a home with his brother Paul, where their families vacationed together creating great memories.  John and Joan bought the house that they still call their home in 1984 where they have their greatest memories.  

After retiring from the Yellow Pages, he became a part-time employee of Bayberry Golf Course in the pro shop and as a ranger for 20 years.  John and Joan spent winters in Naples, FL. at Royal Wood Country Club, where they made great friends that have lasted decades.  He was proud of his four hole-in-ones, and all the money he took from friends and family on the golf course.

John is survived by his children John Jr. and his wife Charlene of Orange County, California, Brian of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Ann-Marie and her husband Hon. John Julian of Dennis, Daniel and his wife Tricia of Winchester, David and his wife Melissa of Melrose and Tim and his wife Michelle of Melrose.  John is predeceased by his son Jeffrey, his brother Willis, his sister Virginia Thompson, his sister Claire Barry, his sister Jean Provost and his brother Paul.  He is also survived by his sister Rosemary Spillane of Worcester, by close friends Frank and Sally Graves of Auburn and his grandchildren, Jack, Jeffrey, Mike, Nick, Ashley, Tommy, Emily, Taylor, Daniel, Meaghan, Matt, Martin, Caroline and Clara who are his legacy.  They all loved him very much and learned so much about family from him.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, August 30 from 4-7 PM at Morris, O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier Church, South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.  Internment with Military Honors will follow at 1:30 pm at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John’s memory to Hope Health - McCarthy Care Center, 73 Service Road East, Sandwich, MA 02537.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Joan Palmer
46 Broadway Street
West Yarmouth, MA 02673


August 23, 2018

Peabody - Yvonne M. Talbot, age 81, died August 23, 2018 at Brooksby Village in Peabody after a lengthy illness. Born and raised in Salem. She was the daughter of the late Rene and Helen (Sirois) Talbot. She was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1954.
Ms. Talbot worked for over 40 years as a supervisor at New England Telephone Company.
She enjoyed traveling, shopping, reading, and dogs.
Surviving her is a brother Roger E. Talbot and his wife Joan of Danvers; a sister Anne L. Dinsmore and her husband Jeffrey Poor of Peabody.

Her funeral service will be held privately. Arrangements by Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, Contributions may be made in her name to MSPCA. Information, directions, condolences at
Published on August 27, 2018

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Anne L Dinsmore
10 Hunt Street
Peabody, MA 01960



August 20, 2018

Aug 20, 2018, of Peabody, formerly of Winthrop & Revere, Charles J. Mustone, II, 49. Beloved son of Chrysan (Beckwith) (Mustone) Corcione of Peabody. Brother of Christopher J. Corcione and his wife Stephanie of Scituate; their sons Nicholas and Jason, and two cousins Michael Beckwith and Emily Beckwith, both of Peabody, along with generations of loving cousins. He was the grandson of the late Harold W. and Edna M. (Smith) Beckwith of Winthrop. Services held on Wednesday, August 29 , followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Adelaide’s Church, Peabody. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Charles’ name on his memorial GoFundMe Account. Please visit for online obituary and post condolences. Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home 82 Lynn St Peabody, MA 01960

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Chrysan Corcione
8 Clearwater Rd
West Peabody, MA 01960



August 3, 2018

We just learned that Lili (Prunier) Mayer's son Harry died suddenly on August 3, 2018. May he rest in peace.

Harry A. Prunier, Sr. 50, of Saugus, died suddenly August 3, 2018 after a short illness at Lahey Burlington Hospital. Born in Saugus to Lili (Neves) Mayer and George Prunier, Harry lived most of his life in Lynn. Harry was a 1986 Graduate of Lynn English High School, and became a coach, and mentor to many throughout Lynn. His passion as a coach and mentor kept countless at risk youths off the streets. Harry most recently worked for the Salvation Army as an intake councilor. He enjoyed eating great food, and loved spending time with his children and his family. 

Harry is survived by his children; Matthew Prunier of Lynn, Harry Prunier Jr. and his wife Lorena of Ayer, Hayley Prunier of Salem, and Ryder Stanger of Saugus, his 5 grandchildren: Ava, Skylar, Brady, Sophia and Emma, his mother Lili Mayer and her husband Jeff of Windham, NH, his father George Prunier, his sister Lili Dalton, nieces and nephews Nicole Reedy, Evan Dalton, Jaida Dalton, and Sydni Dalton, his life partner Katelyn Stanger, his former spouse Lisa Prunier, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents Harry and Louise Prunier who were very involved with East Lynn Little League, and Manuel and Ligaya Neves of Plympton, MA.

Harry’s funeral will be held on Wednesday August 8, 2018 at 10AM at the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME 426 Broadway (Rt129) Lynn. Interment will be private. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 3-8PM. Relative and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to Lynn English Football, The Salvation Army, or to the Lahey Burlington Hospital.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Lili and Jeff Mayer
22 Carr Hill Road
Windham, NH 03087


July 30, 2018

Born in Boston, Joseph Shutt was the son of the late Charles J. Shutt & Barbara A. (McDonough) Shutt.  He passed away Monday July 30th, 2018 in Burlington after a short period of declining health. Joseph was 93. 

He was the beloved husband of the late Ann M. (Norton) Shutt who passed away three years ago in July of 2015. 

Joe worked diligently as a salesman for Nynex Yellow Pages.  He was a graduate of Watertown High School, a proud member of the Pvt. Charles J. Shutt Marine Corp League Detachment, the V.F.W., the Knights of Columbus, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians Div. 14. Joseph also had a passion for art, specializing in oil paintings. 

During World War II, Joseph served our nation as a Private First Class in the United State Marine Corp.  He served from 1943 to 1947 where he was stationed in the South Pacific. 

He was the beloved husband of the late Ann M. (Norton) Shutt.  Devoted father of Mary McHugh & her husband Richie of Woburn, Barbara Shutt Quinn & her husband Rear Admiral USN (Ret.) Kevin of VA, Heather Shutt Haase & her husband Dr. Volker of TN, Charles J. Shutt & his late wife Kathleen M. O’Connor of Gloucester, Joseph M. Shutt & his wife Kristen of Reading and the late Brian S. Shutt.  Dear brother of Patty DeBesse of TX, the late William T. Shutt, Private Charles J. Shutt USMC KIA Okinawa, Robert Shutt, & Barbara McDonnell. Loving grandfather of Anna-Sofia & Siobhan Haase, Ashley & Joey Shutt and the late Matthew J. McHugh.   

Funeral from the MacDonald Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home at 270 Main St. Watertown Friday August 3 2018 at 8 AM followed by Funeral Mass in the Church of St. Patrick, 212 Main St., Watertown at 9 AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. 

Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 PM. 

Interment MA National Cemetery in Bourne on Monday Aug. 6 at 10:30 AM. 

US Marine Veteran, WWII. 

Memorials in Joseph’s memory may be made to the Pvt. Charles J. Shutt Detachment, 215 Mt. Auburn St. Watertown, MA 02472.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Charles J Shutt
12 Cross ST #APT 1
Gloucester, MA 01930


July 25, 2018

We just learned that Carolyn (Mansell) Murphy's Dad passed away on July 25, 2018 in Florida. He would have been 92 on Saturday, August 4.  May he rest in peace.


Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Carolyn Murphy
61 Robert Rogers Rd
Dunbarton, NH 03046


July 15, 2018

Our good friend Eileen Leccese passed away on July 15, 2018. Eileen will be missed by all of her Yellow Pages friends. Rest in Peace. Eileen's daughter Kerry Leccese posted this note on FaceBook. "Our gorgeous mother's Eileen Leccese obituary will be published in this Sunday's Boston Globe(July 22, 2018)
*Many people have been asking what they can do. Please take a minute to post photos, stories, music, or other tributes on her memorial website. I'd love to see them, and I KNOW there are stories!!
link to memorial website:

In addition, a funeral service will be held to honor her on Friday, July 27th at Our Lady, Star of the Sea Church in Marblehead at 10 am.

LECCESE, Eileen C. Beloved Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Friend 66, of Miramar Beach, FL, formerly of Peabody, Stoneham, and Marblehead, passed away July 15, 2018 at her home. Eileen "Ellie" Leccese, daughter of the late John and Nancy McHugh is survived by her children, Kerry Leccese and her boyfriend, Paul; Joseph Leccese and his wife Melissa; her three grandchildren Anthony, Francesca, and Eva; her three sisters Jean McGoey, Elizabeth Wynne, and Anne Fournier; and many nieces and nephews. In her spare time, she doted on her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Skipper. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Her life will be celebrated at a 10 a.m. service on Friday, July 27th at Our Lady, Star of the Sea Church on Atlantic Avenue in Marblehead

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Kerry Leccese
46 Prescott St, Apt C
Somerville, MA 02143


June 22,  2018

Josephine Bellina
Enjoyed Aruba, Atlantic City
Native Staten Islander Josephine Bellina (nee Eadicicco), 85, passed away on June 22, 2018, at Staten Island University Hospital North. 
Born on the property of St. Joseph Hill Academy in Arrochar, where her father was caretaker, Mrs. Bellina was the youngest of 10 children. She relocated in Arrochar upon her marriage to Mr. Frank Bellina, who owned the Vermont Wood Shop in Rosebank. They were married for 56 years when he passed away in 2011.
After graduating from St. Joseph Hill Academy, Mrs. Bellina began working for the Bell Telephone Company, also known as "Ma Bell." She retired from Verizon as a manager in 1990.
Mrs. Bellina was a longtime active parishioner of Holy Rosary Church in South Beach. She faithfully participated in the Saturday Mass by presenting the gift offerings to the priest. 
Mrs. Bellina was also responsible for planning many functions of the Verizon Alumni Association.
She enjoyed trips to Atlantic City and also held many dear friendships in Aruba, where she and her husband vacationed for over 35 years. Mrs. Bellina enjoyed dining out at Cafe Luna several times a week, where she was loved by the owners and staff of the restaurant. She also enjoyed afternoon wine and cheese with her dear and longtime friend, Angie Mandracchia.
"Josephine was an outgoing and kind soul who loved to laugh," said her niece, Catherine Eadicicco. "She was loved by everyone who met her."
Mrs. Bellina was the beloved wife of the late Frank Bellina, and is also survived by her many cherished nieces and nephews.
A. Azzara Funeral Home, has been entrusted with Mrs. Bellina's funeral arrangements, which include visiting on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at Holy Rosary Church on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Interment is in Moravian Cemetery. 
A. Azzara Funeral Home
183 Sand Lane
Staten Island, N.Y. 10305
(718) 727-1440

Published in Staten Island Advance on June 24, 2018
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Catherine A Eadicicco
84 MacFarland AVE #APT 1, 
Staten Island, NY 10305



June 18, 2018

LAROCK, Nancy A. of Burlington. Passed away on June 18th, 2018. Beloved daughter of the late Gerard and Alice Larock. Loving sister of Charles Larock of New York City, Joseph Larock of Raleigh, NC, and Ann Marie Weinberger of Concord, CA. Dear friend of Kathleen Murphy of Burlington. Also survived by 2 nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Friday June 22nd from 10-11 am at Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut Street, Arlington, Massachusetts, . Followed by a memorial service at 11 am. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 
Joseph G. Larock 
2625 Crofton Springs Drive 
Raleigh, NC 27615 

Kathy Murphy 
2 Cranberry Lane 
Burlington, MA 01803



May 27, 2018
88, from Providence and East Greenwich, RI and Naples, FL passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, May 27. He was born on December 10, 1929 in Providence, RI to Francis A. and Mary (Masterson) Cahill. His younger brother was Gerald G. Cahill (deceased). Frank attended La Salle Academy and Providence College. During the Korean War, he was a member of the Coast Guard. On June 25, 1960 he married the love his life Dolores Artesani and together they had two children. Frank worked in sales at NYNEX for most of his career, a job he truly loved. Frank was a lifelong, avid golfer and devoted Patriots fan. He never missed a game and had encyclopedic knowledge of every player's stats. During his retirement, Frank and his wife spent 20 years traveling the world. Those who knew him describe him as an optimist who was always cheerful, gregarious and passionate about life. His biggest passion was his family, who he loved dearly. Frank leaves behind his wife Dolores Cahill, daughter Christine Cahill (Scott Doggett), son Michael Cahill (Yolanda Cahill) and two beloved grandchildren Derrick and Ava.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, June 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Monahan Drabble Sherman, 230 Waterman Street, Providence, RI. The funeral will take place on Saturday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Sebastian Church, 67 Cole Ave., Providence, RI. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Alzheimer's Association at Condolences may be left at

Published in The Providence Journal from May 31 to June 1, 2018

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to;

Dolores Cahill
105 Brisas Cir
East Greenwich, RI 02818




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 (, or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Funding and Advocacy ( See 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
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 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,, 6434 Enterprise Lane, Madison, WI, 53719 or Madison Opera,, 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 

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

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

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
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Kathleen Richer
8596 Ethans Glen Terrace
Jacksonville, FL 32256


PEABODY - Gloria Domenica (Mascioli) Sorenson, 89, passed away on March 2, 2018, at Hathorne Hill Nursing Facility, with her loving family by her side.
Born in Beverly on October 21, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Domenic and Ida (Baldessari) Mascioli. She was raised and educated in Beverly and graduated from Beverly High School in 1945. Gloria began her career at Bell Telephone in Beverly as a telephone operator. She continued her career with New England Telephone and retired from Nynex in the marketing department. As a high school student, she very much enjoyed working at the Ware Theatre (now Cabot Theatre), where her love for old movies began. Gloria loved being a mother to her four children, taking them on annual camping trips and frequent picnics at the Salem Willows. She had a passion for cooking, baking, and dancing. Gloria loved being a grandmother; spending time with her family made her the happiest.
She is survived by four children, Patricia Sorenson and her wife, Sharon Durette of Georgetown, Kathy Sorenson-Orechia and her husband, Walter Orechia Jr. of Peabody, Walter Sorenson Jr. of Groveland, and John Sorenson and his wife, Gail, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise and Albert Antidormi of N.J., and Linda and Michael Maselbas of Beverly; five grandchildren, Gabriella and Gregory Sorenson, Emma, James and Mary Grace Sorenson; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Braccia and her former husband, Walter Sorenson Sr.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Saint Mary of the Annunciation Church, 24 Conant St., Danvers. Burial will follow in Saint Mary Cemetery, Beverly. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gloria's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.
Published on March 4, 2018

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 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