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February 7, 2019

Bruce A. Lessard, 58, passed away on February 7, 2019, in Fort Myers, Florida. He was the son of Ronald B. and Janet C. (Dionne) Lessard (worked in CADIS). 
Born in Beverly he lived most of his life in Salem. He attended Salem High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University. He retired from 3 M Corporation with over 20 years with the company. He was an avid body builder and won many trophies in Powerlifting. 
In addition to his parents, Roland and Janet Lessard of Salem, he is survived by his sisters, Lorinda Redel and Donna Christoforou and her husband Peter all of Salem, his brothers, Scott Lessard and his wife Kim of W. Springfield and Ronald Lessard and his wife Lisa of Peabody, his longtime partner, Diane Doucette and several nieces and nephews. 
Relatives and friends are invited to his visiting hours on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St. [Route 114 / 1-A] Salem from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. His funeral service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 AM in the funeral home. Burial service, at a later date, will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc., National Center, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 or https// For guestbook and additional information, please visit 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Janet C. Lessard
31 Hillside AVE, 
Salem, MA 01970



January 10, 2019

GOODWIN-PUCCI, Barbara A. (Sotir), a  longtime resident of Malden, passed away in Reading on Thursday, January 10, 2019.  Barbara was born in Biddeford, Maine, in 1945, the daughter of Theodore and Mary Ann Sotir.   The family moved to Boston and in 1963, Barbara graduated from East Boston High School.  She then attended Leslie College and she received her degree Masters Degree in Human Developmen..  She went on to become a teacher at Emerson College, where she taught Intercultural Relations.  Later she went on to work as a saleswoman for the Yellow Pages.   Barbara enjoyed traveling, and also volunteered her time to many organizations, including Rosies Place in Boston, and Little Brothers in Boston.  She was a Communicant at St. Josephs Church, where she served as a Lector, an Alter Server, and taught CCD.  In 2004, she married her sweetheart, Salvatore Pucci, and the two settled down together in Malden.  They shared 14 years of love and companionship together.

She is survived by her husband Salvatore, her children, Karen Turner and fiancé James Adler of Mattapan,  Steven Brooks of Lynn, and Christine Skinner-Silverman and husband Sam of Holden, her step son,  James Pucci and wife Catherine of N. Conway, NH, and her grandchildren,  Eva, Jake, Derrick, and Katie, and her sister in law,  Elaine Mallett, sister in law, Woburn, MA.

Funeral services will be held from the Weir – MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St. Malden, on Tuesday, January 15th, at 9:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church, Malden, at 10:00 AM. 

Interment will immediately  follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 14th, from 4:00 – 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, in recognition of the compassionate care Barbara received a the Sawtelle Hospice House,  donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to Middlesex-East Visiting Nurse Hospice, Gift Processing Center, Burlington, MA 01805.

For obituary & directions,  

Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 13, 2019 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 
Salvatore Pucci 
70 Salem St 
Malden, MA 02148-5208


January 2, 2019

Matthews, Ellen C. (Keefe) (Lyons) of Boston, died on January 2, 2019.

Wife of the late Leo Lyons and the late John Matthews. Beloved companion of Len Seeche of Naples, FL. Loving mother of Ellen Lyons and her husband Bruce Lundeen of Quincy and the late Leo Lyons. Ellen was a proud step-grandmother to Samantha Lundeen of Somerville. Cherished sister of Paula King of Randolph, and the late John Keefe. Also survived by her dear cousins Joseph, Martha, Clara and Marco King of Hull, Leslie Seeche of Seattle, the Maselan family of Weston, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. 

Ellen was born and raised in Quincy, graduating from Quincy High School. In her earlier years, Ellen was a model and artist, with a deep appreciation for the beauty in all things. For the last 30 years, Ellen lived in Boston and enjoyed her view of Boston Harbor. She was a gifted painter and a good friend. Ellen will be sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday 2-6 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 AM on Monday prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ellen may be made to My Life My Choice at Address is 989 Commonwealth Avenue Boston Ma 02215. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 

Paula King 
19 Edwin St
Randolph, MA 02368