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December 31, 2020

Joseph P. McMenimen, age 76 of Bethel, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at home with his loving wife by his side. Husband of Karen (Wadleigh) McMenimen, Joe was born March 14, 1944 in Cambridge MA, son of the late John L. and Anna (Corcoran) McMenimen.

Joe grew up in the East Cambridge projects before his family moved to Waltham, which was considered the country in those days. He worked for the phone company for many years until retirement, when a new life began. When Joe and Karen retired from the rat race of Massachusetts, they moved north to Maine where they enjoyed their best years. He began working at Sunday River's ski school, which was truly the job of his dreams. Life was good.
The Irish have a word for good times, good friends, and good food and drink. It's called "the craic." Throughout his life, "the craic" seemed to follow Joe. If you were lucky enough to share a cocktail with him, you were guaranteed to have "the craic" too. Joe spent the summers kayaking on Kimball Lake, and the winters navigating the slopes. He had friends and family all over the place, and traveled the world for many years with Karen and a core group of friends, taking ski trips out west, river cruises in Europe, and even a Hawaiian adventure.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife Karen, his treasured golden retrievers, Baker and Shamus, his daughter Meghan Conneely and her husband (Einne) of Waltham, Mass., his son Joseph McMenimen of San Diego, Calif., and his daughter-in-law Dr. Catherine Bernard of Snowmass, Colo. He also leaves his grandchildren, Michael Joseph, Cian, and Fiona Conneely, and Joseph and Bernard (Bam) McMenimen. Joe was also the brother of Leanne Chiz (Richard) of Florida and Nora Godbout (Giles) of New Hampshire. He also leaves many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 37 Vernon St., Bethel. Due to the pandemic, services are private and at the convenience of the family. There will be a "Celebration of Life" for Joe at a later date. Online condolences may be shared with his family at In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you raise a toast to Joe, or make a donation to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter in Fryeburg (

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Karen McMenimen
46 Taylor Woods Rd
Bethel, Maine 04217

December 29, 2020

DiPESA, Ralph C. An award-winning mechanical tool designer and extraordinary artist and sculptor, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2020 at Mass General Hospital following a lengthy illness at the age of 97. Beloved husband of 70 years to Dorothy (Higgins) DiPesa of Revere. Devoted father of Ralph "Skip" DiPesa & his wife Cheryl of Swampscott, Stephen DiPesa of Revere & Attorney Richard DiPesa & his wife Lorene of Amesbury. Cherished grandfather of Andrea Bernard, Caren McEachern, Michelle DiPesa, Matthew DiPesa, Gail Neves, Eric DiPesa and Kayla Souliotis & survived by his nine great-grandchildren. Son of the late Michael and Josephine (Sacco) DiPesa. Dear brother of Nancy Ring of Revere & Lilian Cartier of Michigan and the late Florence DuPonte & Anthony DiPesa. A private Graveside Service with military honors will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Lynn with a Celebration of Ralph's Life to be held at a later date. Gifts in Ralph's memory may be sent to the Revere Society for Cultural & Historic Preservation, Inc. (RSCHP), 108 Beach Street, Revere, MA 02151. To send online condolences, please visit Late US Army WWII Veteran. The staff of Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals is honored to have assisted the family in completion of funeral arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Dorothy DiPesa
42 True Street
Revere, MA 02151
December 28, 2020
Theresa E. (Deveau) Gately, age 91, passed away on December 28, 2020 at Salem Hospital.

She was the beloved wife of the late Harold J. Gately, Jr, for whom she waited so many years to be reunited with.

Born in Lynn, MA on April 17, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Thomas C and Cleophas (LeBlanc) Deveau. Theresa was a graduate of St. Mary's Girls High School, Class of 1947, and then went on to attend Felt and Tarrant Comptometer School in Boston. She was employed at GE in Lynn for many years.

In her free time, Theresa loved knitting and gardening. She also loved to travel, going to Nova Scotia on numerous occasions, as well as making it to Ireland over twenty times in her life. Although she was of French Canadian descent, Theresa was named Irish Woman of the Year in 2005, by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 10 Lynn, for which she was a very proud member. Above all else though, Theresa loved her family. Nothing made her happier than having her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren around, and making lasting memories with them.

Surviving Theresa are her children, Dennis Gately and his wife Jacalyn Gately, Anthony Gately and his wife Susan, Thomas Gately and his wife Buffy, James Gately, Daniel Gately, and Mary Gately Hemeon; her grandchildren, Jonathan Gately, Joshua Gately, and Benjamin Hemeon; her great grandchildren, Julian Gately, and Vivian Gately, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Theresa was the dear sister of the late Rosemary Quinn, Leah McGuire, Alice Forand, Eleanor Peters, Blanche Donovan, and Rosalie Kurpiel.

Service Information: Friends and family are invited to attend Theresa's Funeral Mass which will be held on Monday, January 4th at 11 a.m. at St. Pius V Church, Lynn. Her burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lynn. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations in Theresa's name may be made to the St. Anthony Shrine, 100 Arch St., Boston, MA 02110. To leave an online message or condolence, please visit
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Jacalyn Gately
11 Chandler Terr
Lynn, MA 01902
December 26, 2020

Jeanne E. (Carr) Higgins, 89, of Danvers, formerly of Beverly, passed away Saturday morning, December 26, 2020, at the Hunt Nursing & Retirement Home in Danvers. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Plummer) Carr. She was a graduate of Salem High School in Salem, Mass.
Jeanne had been employed for Verizon Phone Company for many years until her retirement in 1998. She also was an active member as well as serving as Secretary for the Telephone Pioneers of America. Also very active with the Senior Center in Peabody, Jeanne crafted hug-a-bears and coordinated donations for the Children's Hospital.

Surviving her are four daughters, Barbara Brachanow of Wenham, Rosemary Higgins of Seabrook, N.H., Maureen Pelletier of Salisbury and Kathy Valido of Salem, Mass.; one son, James Higgins of Salisbury; five grandchildren, Laura Stevens, Alison Brachanow, Tara Pelletier, Casandra Pelletier and Brianna Valido; three great-grandchildren, Logan and Scarlet Pelletier and Marcus; one sister, Mary Malloy of Beverly, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews. Jeanne was predeceased by her infant son, Kevin.

Due to the current restrictions, her funeral was held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeanne's name may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. Information, directions, condolences at
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Barbara A Brachanow
83 Larch Ln,
Wenham, MA 01984-1639
December 21, 2020
Heather (Hurley) Codair, of Amesbury, Mass., passed away unexpectedly on December 21, 2020, at the age of 53.Born in Salem, she was the beloved daughter of Marilyn Hurley and the late Leo Hurley. She was raised in Salem and graduated from Bishop Fenwick High School. Prior to having children, she worked at BodyTalk in Salem and Nynex in Danvers.Heather enjoyed decorating her house, gardening, cooking and doing crafts. Heather always loved animals, especially cats, and provided a loving home for many pets through the years. She had a warm heart, a beautiful smile and was always willing to go out of her way to help others. As a devoted mother, her biggest joy and proudest accomplishment was her children. She will be sorely missed by her family and many lifelong friends.Heather is survived by her beloved mother, Marilyn Hurley; her children, Sophia and Michael Codair; sister and brother-in-law, Kristin and Ray Chouinard and their daughter Jordan; brother and sister-in-law Timothy and Marissa Hurley and former husband, Michael Codair; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 22, at 11 a.m., at St. Anne's Church on Jefferson Avenue in Salem, Mass. Friends are welcome to attend.Published on May 20, 2021

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to
Marilyn M. Hurley
13 Hazel St,
Salem, MA 01970-4661

December 15, 2020

Mary A. VanBergen, of Ridgefield Park, passed away on December 15, 2020, at the age of 70. Mary retired from Verizon after a career that included time living in Peabody, MA where she enjoyed the company of many Friends - winters not so much- before returning to her home in Ridgefield Park. Mary especially enjoyed time spent with Family and Friends throughout her life. She loved to entertain and was in charge of Family holiday celebrations and traditions. Her kindness and generosity will be remembered by all who knew her. Mary is predeceased by her parents, John and Agnes VanBergen, Sister Jeanne VanBergen, and Nephew Peter Snead. Mary is survived by her loving Sisters, twin Anne Snead (Michael), Kathleen VanBergen (Joey Sperber), Grace Schwartz (Harrison), Nieces and Nephews; Kathleen Snead and her daughter, Sasha Penn, Salvatore Presutto (Jaime), and their children Ryan and Alyssa, Robin Schwartz and Julie Schwartz. The funeral from Vorhees Ingwersen Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 22nd at 10:30AM. The funeral mass will be 11AM at St. Francis R.C. Church, Ridgefield Park. Visitation will be Tuesday morning from 9AM to 10:30AM. Cremation is private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Scleroderma Foundation in her memory.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Ann Snead
45 Bergen Ave.
Ridgefield, NJ 07660

December 13, 2020

Richard John Bernardi, known as “Rick” to family and friends, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2020 at the age of 90 due to complications of Covid-19.

Rick was born on September 21, 1930 to the late William J and Maria Anne Bernardi of Everett, MA. Rick was a fun loving, charismatic person that was always the life of the party. He had a personality that could fill a room.

Rick served in the United States Marines Corps and after he got out of the service started his professional career as a drummer. Rick was the drummer for the Voxpoppers, a Doo Wop band in the 50’s. Their song “Wishing for Your Love” charted at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1958. They appeared on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand on March 29, 1958 with Fats Domino, Don Gibson, and Joni James. After he left the Voxpoppers, he continued to play with various bands throughout his life even stealing the show at his 80th birthday when he sat in for the drummer at his party.

Rick loved being around family and got great pleasure from hearing that his grandchildren were doing well in school.

Rick enjoyed ball room dancing and roller skating with his wife Lorraine Bernardi. Actually he loved doing anything with Lorraine.

Rick is survived by his loving wife, Lorraine Bernardi of Lynn, sister, Theresa Peterson of Saugus, MA, children, Robert Sullivan of Barrington, NH, Richard Bernardi Jr. and his wife Marci of Salem, NH, Rachel Lewis of Haverhill, MA, Jason Bernardi of Everett, MA, step son, Stephen Palleschi and his wife Karen of Pembroke, NH, grandchildren, Paige, Amanda, Kevin, Jessica, Ricky III, Caitlyn, Jake, Jason, Emily, and Matthew. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He was predeceased by his late wife Rexanne Bernardi, daughter Sheriann Johanson, siblings William, Robert, Rose, Anne, Virginia, and Mary.

As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Below are the videos of Rick's band were he was the drummer for the Voxpoppers, a Doo Wop band in the 50’s.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Lorraine Bernardi
177 Fays Ave
Lynn, MA 01904

December 15, 2020

LYNN—Suzanne M. (Noel) Sarcia, age 98, passed away at her home in Lynn on Tuesday, December 15th surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Charles F. Sarcia, with whom she had shared 52 years of marriage.

Born in Le Tholy, France on September 28, 1922, she was a daughter of the late John and Marie Noel.

In her free time, Suzanne loved spending time in her garden. She was able to grow anything, from nuts and vegetables to beautiful flowers. The only time Suzanne was happier than being in her garden, was when she was with her children and grandchildren. There was no greater light in her life than spending time with her family.

Surviving Suzanne are her children, Charles Sarcia of Lynn, Lorraine Sarcia of Revere, Jacqueline Sarcia of Lynn, Gary Sarcia of Beverly, Sandra DeAmelio and her husband Dick of Boxford, and Richard Sarcia and his wife Agnes( Fandel) of Georgetown; her grandchildren, Noelle Hoy, Mathew Sarcia, Richmond DeAmelio, Cassandra Sarcia, Devin DeAmelio, Nicholas Sarcia, Danielle Sarcia, Ricky Sarcia; her sister, Yvette Guillot, as well as many other dear relatives and friends.

And her decreased beloved daughter, Carol (Sarcia) Hoy and her husband Stanley Hoy of Ipswich.

Arrangements: Friends and family are welcome to call at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Monday, December 21st from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Her Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Church, Lynn at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Jacqueline Sarcia
402 Eastern Ave
Lynn, MA 01902
December 16, 2020

William Edward Brennan Born July 10, 1948 in Somerville Massachusetts. His Mother was Mary R. Brennan Boas (Maradei) and father, William Brennan. William leaves behind his wife, Mary Jane (Milligan) Brennan, His daughter, Mary Brennan, her boyfriend AJ Francullo, and Grandson Joseph William Francullo from Lynn, Mass. He also leaves Shannon (McLaughlan) O’Conner who he raised and loved as his own daughter. Along with Shannon her husband Matt and Grandchildren Cameron, Abigail, and Emily, from Raymond, NH.

William served in the Vietnam war. He enlisted on 12/15/68 till 12/14/70 serving two terms and earning two 2 purple hearts.
He was a wonderful husband, a caring father, an amazing grandfather, friend and brother. A friend to everyone he met. You left us for a better place and we will love and miss you forever.

Bill and Mary Jane moved to Cape Coral in 2009 where they made many friends who became as close as family. Bill successfully served as Commander of VFW Post #8463 from June 2017 till his death. A ceremony in his honor will be held on January 2, 2021 at 1PM the post hall, 4709 SE 11th PL, Cape Coral. The public is welcome with social distancing and masks.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
VFW Veteran’s Village
13005 NE 135TH ST, Fort McCoy, FL 32134
(352) 236-0823
Just add William Brennan, Post 8463 to memo line

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mary Jane Brennan
4428 SE 10th Place
Cape Coral, FL 33904

December 15, 2020

Mary A. VanBergen, of Ridgefield Park, NJ, passed away on December 15, 2020, at the age of 70. Mary retired from Verizon after a career that included time living in Peabody, MA where she enjoyed the company of many Friends - winters not so much- before returning to her home in Ridgefield Park. Mary especially enjoyed time spent with Family and Friends throughout her life. She loved to entertain and was in charge of Family holiday celebrations and traditions. Her kindness and generosity will be remembered by all who knew her. Mary is predeceased by her parents, John and Agnes VanBergen, Sister Jeanne VanBergen, and Nephew Peter Snead. Mary is survived by her loving Sisters, twin Anne Snead (Michael), Kathleen VanBergen (Joey Sperber), Grace Schwartz (Harrison), Nieces and Nephews; Kathleen Snead and her daughter, Sasha Penn, Salvatore Presutto (Jaime), and their children Ryan and Alyssa, Robin Schwartz and Julie Schwartz. The funeral from Vorhees Ingwersen Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 22nd at 10:30AM. The funeral mass will be 11AM at St. Francis R.C. Church, Ridgefield Park. Visitation will be Tuesday morning from 9AM to 10:30AM. Cremation is private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Scleroderma Foundation in her memory.


9:00 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Vorhees Ingwersen Funeral Home
59 Main Street
Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, United States


11:00 am
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
St. Francis R.C. Church
114 Mount Vernon Street
Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, United States
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Ann Snead
45 Bergen Ave.
Ridgefield, NJ 07660.
45 Bergen Ave.
Ridgefield, NJ 07660.
December 7, 2020

Frances Manning, 82, of Peabody, passed away peacefully Monday, December 7, 2020 at her nieces’ home with Kathy by her side. Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late John F and Katherine (Dunn) Manning. Frances was a lifelong resident of Peabody and a graduate of Peabody High School, class of 1956. She had numerous jobs during her lifetime, working at Cannon Electric, Sylvania and office manager and treasurer at South Essex Sewerage, followed by many years with NYNEX then Verizon before her retirement. During many of those years Frances also maintained her hair dressing license. Frances cherished spending time with her family and friends, especially loving all the holidays when the family was all together. Frances really enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku and watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy as well. Frances also felt so blessed to have many special years with her beautiful dog “Kayla.” Frances is survived by her niece, Kathy A Carlson-Smith and her late husband William C Smith, her nephews, Eric J. Carlson and Amy Caldwell of Milton, VT, Robert Gibbs and his wife Cheryl of Salem, NH, Kenneth Gibbs and his wife Marie of Beverly, MA, Michael Gibbs and his wife Becky of Dover, NH and is also survived by many great nieces and nephews, Kelsey and Cody Carlson, Tyler and Hannah Carlson, Patricia, Sarah and Abby Gibbs, and her great-great nieces and nephews Jacob, Matthew and McKenzie and by her lifelong friends Gerald and Ellen Morse. Frances is predeceased by her two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sarah A. and Harold C. Carlson and Helen and Robert Gibbs. She is also predeceased by her 2 nephews Mark C. Carlson and Gary J. Gibbs. Her Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 4:00 until 6:00 PM. All attendees are required to wear facial coverings and maintain social distancing as well. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody.

October 20, 2020

Roanoke, Texas - Kenneth John Drinkwater (59), of Roanoke, Texas passed away on October 20, 2020, surrounded by his family after battling a brain infection. He was born on May 24, 1961 in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Ken is survived by his wife Donna, daughter Amanda, son Daniel, sister Patricia Gigliotti and her husband Kevin, his mother Dolores Drinkwater, several nieces and nephews and beloved dog, Betty White. He was predeceased by his father George Drinkwater. The family asks that in honor of Ken, donations be made to the American Brain Foundation:


Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Donna Drinkwater
406 Aylesbury, Ct
Roanoke, TX 76262-3638


October 13, 2020

On October 13th, 2020, Marino "Chip" Edward Chiappini, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 69 after a long battle with lung cancer.  He worked as a machinist at Middleton Aerospace in Massachusetts most of his career.  He enjoyed making people laugh and always brought a smile to your face.  He made friends instantly, loved his family endlessly, enjoyed the beach, and always had something funny to say.  He was an avid sports fan, but mostly was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kind compassionate spirit.  

Chip was preceded in death by his father, Albert, his mother Edna, and three brothers Nalo, Larry, and Arthur.  He is survived by his wife Phyllis Chiappini, two children Lisa Marie Aston, Dean Michael Chiappini, and step-son Richard C. Johnson III.  Grandchildren Carter Aston, Natalee, Nicole and Brandon Chiappini.  Sisters Marie Bell, Cindy Hart, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Memorial Donations may be made in Marino Chiappini’s name to: 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 
262 Danny Thomas Place 
Memphis, TN 38105 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 

Phyllis Chiappini  
2008 Laurel Valley Way  
Raleigh, NC 27604 


October 11, 2020

Peabody, Mass. - Francis W. "Frank", "Gamps" Burke, 94, of Peabody, died peacefully at his residence on Sunday, October 11, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of the late Joyce F. (Mc Grath) Burke. He was born in Salem, Mass., on June 25, 1926, the son of the late William M. and Mary (Firth) Burke and was raised there and played all sports with the Broad Street Pawnees. He had resided in Peabody for the past 55 years. Frank was a veteran of WW II serving in the US Navy aboard the USS Astoria prior to his discharge in 1946. He had been a member of the VFW Post 1524 of Salem. He had been employed with the Swift Co. of Salem for 29 years prior to his retirement.

He and his wife enjoyed camping and boating in Ossipee, N.H, and then traveling across the United States in his motor home. He adored all his grandchildren and great grandchildren, helping them grow and mature.

He is survived by his children and their spouses: Marilyn J. Kocur and her late husband Ronald Kocur of Peabody, Bonnie A. Carbone of Moultonboro, N.H., Michael F. and Kimberly Burke of Peabody, and his precious grandchildren Ronald and his wife Jennifer Kocur of Peabody, Daniel and his wife Kim Kocur of Beverly, Benjamin and his wife Nicole Carbone of Hooksett, N.H., Amy and her husband Jim Mavris of Meredith, N.H., Shannah McShay and her husband Ryan of Marblehead, Jeffery Burke and his wife Casey of Haverhill; his great grandchildren Christian Kocur, Lyla and Colton Kocur, Grace and Molly Mavris, Dallas McShay, Miles and Holden Carbone, a former son-in-law, Thomas Carbone, and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Thomas E. Burke, Mary "Winnie' Scullin and Marguerite Amor.
Due to Covid 19, a private visitation and funeral service was held on Monday October 19, 2020, at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral home in Peabody. A Committal service will be held on Wednesday in St. Joseph Cemetery, Lynn. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7022, Merrifield, VA, 22116, in his memory.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Marilyn Kocur
43A Bartholomew St
Peabody, MA 01960


August 31, 2020

James W. Green 3rd passed away after a brief illness on his birthday, August 31, 2020. August 31, 1952 - August 31, 2020. He was 68 years old. He was the beloved husband of Priscilla Clune with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. Born in Lynn to James Green and Carolyn Cormack, he attended Lynn schools graduating from English High in 1970. He served as a medical corpsman in the National Guard from 1971 to 1977 and attended Salem State College. Jimmy loved his job as an independent insurance adjuster. Over a span of 45 years he worked for several different insurance companies beginning as an adjuster and rising to Vice President. Work led Priscilla and Jimmy to NYC for 17 years and to Dallas, Texas for 2 years before returning home to Lynn. Jimmy was very active in multiple organizations including the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International, the Loss Executive Association, NYC Insurance Round Table, the New England Claims Association, the Boston Association of Claims Executives, and the Adjusters Round Table of Boston. Jimmy was working in NYC on September 11th when the towers collapsed losing friends in the insurance industry. Jimmy was an avid Boston sports fan who enjoyed attending games as well as watching and cheering from home. He also loved participating in sports playing softball into his thirties as well as bowling, golfing and skiing. He was on championship softball teams and bowled with his mother winning multiple trophies together. Jimmy was a dedicated husband and friend. He was a great conversationalist and possessed a wonderful sense of humor. Jimmy had a unique way of finding something amusing in everyday situations. Family and friends will miss his stories and tales of misadventure. He was an active member of WAFU which allowed him to stay in touch with many of his friends at the Yearly Gathering. In addition to his wife Priscilla, Jimmy leaves his sister-in-law Patty Green and her children, cousins Tommy Barry, Michael Biasetti, Susan Marquis, Linda (Green) Goodwin and their families as well as many friends. He was the brother of the late David Green and KathyAudler. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 in the Solimine Funeral Home 67 Ocean St, RT. 1A, Lynn from 11AM -1PM followed by a service at 1:00. Adhering to the guidelines of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the CDC, visitation will be limited to 40 family members and friends at a time Interment will be at Pine Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Kidney Fund., 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite300, Rockville, MD 20852

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Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Priscilla Clune
169 Ocean St
Lynn, MA 01902



September 11, 2020

Joyce Cooper - APRIL 27, 1946 – SEPTEMBER 11, 2020

Joyce D. Cooper passed away following a sudden illness with her family by her side at the Kaplan House in Danvers MA, on Friday September 11, 2020.

Born in Pearson, Georgia she was the daughter of the late Joe and Willene (Cohen) Cooper.

Joyce, one of 7 children, was raised in Augusta Georgia where she attended Lucy C. Lany High School. After graduating, she moved to Lynn in 1965 with her late husband Charles A. Williams. Joyce worked at Nynex Information Resources for 28 years before retiring in 1998. After retiring she also was employed at Lord & Taylor and Lowe’s Home Improvement. Joyce loved dancing, traveling, shopping and spending time with family and friends. She lit up every room she walked into. She was full of life, laughter and fun. Joyce was a woman of great strength and pride yet compassionate, whose love for her family was ever present. Joyce will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends and all those who knew her and loved her.

She is survived by her daughter Sonya L. Anderson of Gloucester, son Chauncey M. Williams, Sr. (Patricia) of Lynn. 4 grandchildren Jaron Anderson & fiancé Meghan Rocha of Plaistow, NH, Treshonna Heath of Winthrop, Chauncey Jr. and Chante Williams of Lynn. Three sisters Josephine Cabbell of Indiana, Jessie Chavous of Lynn, Mary Williams (Vernon) of Georgia. Three brothers Robert Cooper (Michelle) of New York, Joe Cooper Jr. (Jackie) of Indiana, Wilbert Cooper of Lynn. She also leaves to mourn a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements: Friends and family are welcome to call at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Friday, September 18th from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Her Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home at 12 p.m. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Sonya Anderson

67 Middle St Unit 14

Gloucester, MA 01930


September 5, 2020

John E. Mehr, beloved partner of Eileen Cascio for the past 14 years, passed away suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Saturday, September 5. John was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and served in the Army during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge, he enjoyed a long career as a commodities broker and lived in the Boston area, where he raised his sons. He was very devoted to his family and immensely proud of his sons. John was a wonderful and caring person who was known for his generosity and willingness to support his friends, no matter what the circumstances. He was a devoted father to his sons: John Alexander Mehr of Lynnfield and Staff Sgt. Joseph Peter Mehr, US Army, presently stationed in Colorado.
John was laid to rest at the Bourne National Cemetery with military honors.
John will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.

Condolences may be sent to:
Eileen Cascio
141 Central Ave
Medford, MA 02155



July 23, 2020

Joanne A. Piselli, 77 a longtime resident of Wakefield died at her home on Thursday July 23.

Born in Somerville January 10, 1943 she was the daughter of the late Russell J. and Margaret (Vitale) Piselli.

Joanne was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. She was a retired Marketing Manager for Verizon. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling around the world.

Joanne is survived by her beloved brother Russell J. Piselli Jr. and his wife Maryfrances of Wakefield, her nephew Matthew and 2 nieces Jennifer and Michelle. She is also survived by 6 grand nieces and nephews. Joanne was preceded in death by her life partner George Manzo.

Her funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Florence Church, 47 Butler Ave., Wakefield on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment , Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Russell J. Piselli
10 Bellevue Ave.,
Wakefield, MA 01880



July 20, 2020

Alice M (Carroll) Howard, age 70, of Swampscott passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020.  She was the wife of Joseph P. Howard, with whom she would have celebrated 36 years of marriage this week.  A lifelong resident of Swampscott, she was the daughter of the late Edward P. and Mary (McCue) Carroll.  She was a graduate of Swampscott High School, class of 1968, as well as Marian Court College.  Alice pursued a career first at NYNEX and then at Salem State College working in the admissions office. She enjoyed staying home with her three children before becoming a real estate broker for Carlson GMAC Real Estate in Marblehead.  She loved her town of Swampscott and also enjoyed antiques, fine art, and genealogy.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three children; Elizabeth Flanagan and her husband Christopher, Michael Howard, and Emily Howard; three grandchildren; Shea and Quinn Flanagan and Teddy Howard; her siblings; Margaret Ori, Edward P. Carroll, Jr., Francis Carroll, Maurice Carroll, Bill Carroll, Jane Carroll and Roger Carroll; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Julie Cosentino.

The family wishes to express appreciation for the staff of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Intensive Care Unit for the supportive and compassionate care Alice received during her brief stay.

Her visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4-8PM in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean St (Rt 1A), Lynn.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and are required to adhere to the guidelines of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the CDC and the local Board of Health that limit gatherings in the funeral home to 40 family and friends.  Her funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott and burial in Swampscott Cemetery will be private.  Contributions in her memory may be made to UNICEF, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Joseph Howard
50 Devens Road
Swampscott, MA 01907



July 10, 2020

Mr. Ernest F. Pope, 79, of Everett, MA, brother of Kathy Laurino - DAC, passed away on July 10, 2020 in his home surrounded by his devoted, loving family. He is the husband of Doreen Ann (Sprague) Pope. He was born in Lynn, MA and is the son of the late Ernest F. and Catherine (Garland) Pope.
Ernie was raised in Lynn and graduated from Lynn Schools, Bunker Hill Community College, and the Boston Police Academy. Ernie also lived in Revere, Halifax, East Boston, Chelsea, and Everett. Ernie was an Army Veteran who served from 1959 to 1962. He served at Fort Irwin, California, and Germany as a Radio Operator. Upon completion, he returned home and was employed as a member of the Boston Police Department. Ernie and his Boston PD partner once helped transport a pregnant woman to the hospital during the Blizzard of 1978, where she delivered twins. Ernie also worked for GE in Lynn, Diversified Automotive in Charlestown, and was a member of the U.S. Postal Service in the Boston area.
In addition to his wife Doreen, he is survived by his children, Jennifer (Pope) Colon and her husband Nick, Charles Sprague, James Pope, Thomas Pope and his wife Andrea, Ernest Pope Jr. and his wife Darlene, Cindy (Pope) Speer and her late husband Mark. He is also survived by his grandchildren Samuel and Maxwell Pope, Joseph and Grace Speer and by his sisters Kathleen (Pope) Laurino and her husband Edward, Ann Pope, and several nieces and nephews. He is the former husband of Susanne Pope. Ernie's funeral will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 11:30AM at SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway in Lynn, MA. A public burial will be held following the funeral at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody, MA. A visitation period will be held that day from 10:00AM to 12:00PM.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Kathy Laurino
198 Fays Ave Lynn MA 01904

July 1, 2020

Rita Romizer, a lifetime resident of Lynn, MA. passed away at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers, Ma on July 1, 2020. She is survived by her son, Anthony (Tony) Doucette, his wife Frances and her grandchildren, Jennifer and Anthony Jr, his wife Kristie and two great grandchildren Haley and Rickie. She is also survived by her cousin Fred Rollins of Danvers and close friend Carol Rollins of Lynn. Rita retired after 21 years of service with AT&T in Lynn, Ma. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. She loved the ocean and spent many weekends at the Revere Beach Amusement Park in the 1950’s.


June 28, 2020

Gale-Ann Saunders (Hendricks), aged 75, of Old Orchard Beach, ME passed way peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on June 28, 2020.

Gale was born to the late Bertram and Lorraine Hendricks in Salem, MA. Gale was a graduate of St. James High school. Gale enjoyed gardening, camping, puzzles and spending time with family and friends. Gale worked for the phone company, CETA (where she met Elliott), and then to JJ’s Eatery too in OOB.

Gale is survived by her 2 sons; David Vanne of Salem, Jason Vanne and his wife Joanne of Danvers; her step-daughter Christine of Salem; her sister Melanie Provost of Salem; her brother-in-law Bruce Saunders of Salem; her grandchildren Nathaniel, Abbey, Emma and Matthew and many nieces and nephews.

Gale was predeceased by her parents, her husband Elliott Saunders, her daughter Lori-Jean, Louie Vanne and her sister Mary-Lou.

Services are private and under the direction of the Murphy Funeral Home. For more information or online guestbook please call 978-744-0497 or visit .



June 26, 2020

Death Notice: Louise Murphy, long time member of the DAC and a good friend to all who knew her in Directory. May she rest in peace. January 30, 1933 ~ June 26, 2020 (age 87) 

Louise M. "Lucy" Murphy of South Boston June 26, 2020 Beloved Daughter of the late Caroline "Lena" (Huber) and Edward Murphy. Devoted Sister of the late Caroline "Carrie" and Edward "Eddie" Murphy. Much loved cousin of the Tkacik, Chapin, Huber and Donohue Families. Best friend of Kitty Police and family. Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday in St. Brigid's Church at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited, Interment New Calvary Cemetery. Late manager for N.E. Telephone Co. and member of the CWA and N.E. Telephone Co. Pioneers club. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzeimer's Assoc. or St. Brigid's Parish 841 E. Broadway South Boston, MA. 02127




June 15, 2020

Gail McMaster, sister of Cyndi Winter - DAC May she rest in peace.

Gail Francis McMaster, with her husband of 53 years Bobby Gene McMaster at her side, passed into the arms of her Lord on June 15, 2020. In glory she joins her parents, Gwendolyn and Ralph Fairchild, her daughter, Deborah Kay Starcevich, and her grandson, Otto Edward Nelson. In addition to her husband, she left behind two sisters, one brother, three children, ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren (including one on the way), and innumerable nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Gail was born December 9, 1942, in Lynn, Massachusetts, the oldest child of Gwen and Ralph Fairchild. Her father was a machinist for the GE and her mother a homemaker. Gail graduated from Swampscott High in 1960 and briefly went to work for John Hancock in Boston. She joined the U.S. Air Force in February 1966. She met the love of her life, Bobby, while stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. She left the Air Force in December of that year after their marriage. Bobby was a widower with two daughters, Deborah Kay and Donna Elaine, whom Gail raised as her own. Bobby and Gail went on to have two children: Sheryl Ann and Kenneth James. People who knew Gail described her as friendly, kind, gentle and loving. She never met a stranger and would talk to anyone. Her love for the Lord was clear to see and presented as a clear guide to her children. Gail was a faithful member for 53 years of Good Shepherd Anglican Church in Wichita Falls. At various times, she served as a Sunday School teacher, the acolyte warden, and vestry member. She was a member of the Daughters of the King and prayer warrior. When she became too disabled to attend services, she attended virtually, participating in the prayers and confessions remotely. She will be sorely missed by all until we meet again on the other side. A celebration of Gail’s life will be held on Monday, June 22, at 2:00 PM at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Wichita Falls, with interment following at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Memorial Park. The church service will be livestreamed on Hampton Vaughan Crestview’s Facebook page and on Good Shepherd’s YouTube channel. Donations can be made to Church of the Good Shepherd in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be left at

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Cyndi Winter-Fairchild
10 Dreeme St
Saugus, MA 01906-3771



May 7, 2020
Death Notice: Roberta "Birdie" Davis a long time member of the DAC passed away on May 7, 2020 after a brief bout with cancer. Roberta will be missed by all of her Directory friends. May she rest in peace.
LYNN — Roberta “Birdie” (Barton) Davis, a lifelong Lynner who played an active role in community organizations with a mission of bringing people together, passed away May 7 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, six weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. She was 66.
The daughter of the late Gordon “Bumps” Barton and Virginia Barton, Birdie was a 1971 Lynn English High School graduate. After attending North Shore Community College, she began working for New England Telephone Co., which later became Verizon. She retired in 2003 after 30 years of service.
In 2010, Birdie went to work for the Lynn Police Department as a data entry operator assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division. She loved the job and her boys in blue and enjoyed cooking her famous chicken wings for them.
Birdie served on the board of directors of the Community Minority Cultural Center and was a member of the NAACP. She was an active member of the Community Brotherhood and served as president the last 10 years, as well as on the scholarship committee. Birdie started bi-monthly soul food dinners at the Brotherhood, popular events that will be continued in her memory, according to her family.
Birdie’s family is grateful for the outstanding care she received at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, especially from her niece, nurse Rachael (Bradley) Randall.
Birdie is survived by her daughter, Brooke Lynne Davis, and her adopted son, James “Smitty” Smith; two grandchildren, Alexander Barton Davis-Reddy and Aubrey Virginia Davis-Reddy; her brother, Gordon “Buzzy” Barton; sisters Patricia Barton, Barbara Barton, Paulette Hartwell, Carol Brown and Donna Barton; her closest friends, Francella Adamson and Elizabeth Young; and many nieces and nephews, including the Kevin Bradley Family. Birdie was predeceased by her sister, Lori (Barton) Holiday.
Service information: Services will be private due to the current restriction on large gatherings. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by SOLIMINE Funeral Home, Lynn. Donations in her memory may be made to Community Brotherhood, Inc., 15 Coburn St., Lynn, MA 01902.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Her daughter-
Brooke Davis
9 Brook St.
Lynn, MA 01902
Her good friend -
Francella Adamson
783 Summer St.
Lynn, MA 01905-1944
April 27, 2020
With much sadness we report that Marilyn Weisman passed away on April 27, 2020.
In the absence of a family obituary notice we wanted you to know that Marilyn worked in Yellow Pages and was a former member of the Directory Alumni Council Board of Directors. She was a good friend to many who worked in Directory. Marilyn was kind, thoughtful and had a dry sense of humor. She made us laugh. Her warmth and friendship made us all better people and we are lucky to have known her. Marilyn will be sorely missed.
May she rest in peace.

April 11 2020

The following obituary appeared in the April 19, 2020 Boston Globe.
LAUGHLIN, Margaret (Heffernan) Age 91, formerly of Medfield, whose steadfast, open-hearted love, encouragement, and service were for her large extended family, many friends, and countless patients as reliable as the rising sun. She passed away of complications from COVID-19 on Saturday, April 11. Raised in Jamaica Plain, Peg was one of nine children of the late Dr. Roy & Kathleen (Walsh) Heffernan. Her devout Catholic faith was a constant source of nourishment through sunshine and shadows, and she combined it with a mystic's direct sense of wonder and oneness, seeing divine handiwork in all the natural world and in each person she looked upon. She grew up in a loving, active family, and was an enthusiastic skier, tennis player, and swimmer. In high school she enjoyed cheerleading, dancing to Big Bands at the Totem Pole Ballroom, and supporting troops in the Second World War through numerous drives and activities. She graduated from Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education with a B.S. in 1949, launching a lengthy career as a physical therapist. At the height of the polio epidemics of the 1950s, she treated hundreds of stricken and paralyzed children and young adults. After marrying in 1956, raising five children, and surviving breast cancer, she returned to the career she loved for two more decades. She approached her home healthcare work through the Visiting Nurse Association as a kind of religious vocation, offering skillful physical therapy, humane, hands-on support, and warm cheerfulness to thousands of recuperating, homebound, and bedridden patients. Her poems memorializing patients who died soothed many grieving families. After the death of her husband and her retirement, she found great joys in birdwatching, traveling widely with friends, organizing college reunions, taking classes, writing poetry, teaching Sunday school, visiting frequently her children and beloved grandchildren, and deepening her lifelong faith. Her shining virtues of grace, patience, humility, quiet strength, gratitude and love will remain enduring gifts and guides to all who knew and loved her. Peg was predeceased by her husband of 32 years, Robert Laughlin. She is survived by their five children and in-laws: Robert & Linda (Voce) Laughlin of Boxford; Marion (Laughlin) Sowyrda of Walpole; Thomas Laughlin of Framingham; James Laughlin and Jane Di Cristina of Sherborn; and John Laughlin of New Market, NH. She was the beloved sister of Roy Heffernan (deceased) of Jamaica Plain; Joan (Heffernan) Jacobs (deceased) of Needham; Sheila (Heffernan) Clark of Needham; Michael Heffernan of Needham; (John) Timothy Heffernan (deceased) of Bow, NH; David Heffernan (deceased) of Sun City Center, FL; Thomas Heffernan of Ridgeway, CO; and James Heffernan of Hanover, NH. Also survived by 10 grandchildren. Relatives and friends will gather for a Memorial Service at a date yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to VNA Care Network via Online guestbook at George F. Doherty & Sons Needham 781-444-0687
Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 19, 2020
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to her daughter Marion:
Marion Sowyrda

Margaret "Peg" Laughlin had just graduated college in 1949 and was looking for her first job as a physical therapist during a polio epidemic that was sweeping across the country, affecting children especially hard.

There was no cure for the virus, no vaccine; people were quarantined in their homes in a desperate effort to protect their families. But Peg, the daughter of a prominent Boston doctor, didn’t hesitate when she heard Oklahoma was in dire need of health care workers.
Traveling by herself, she boarded a train in Boston for Tulsa. She spent about four months working at a field hospital, treating children who struggled to breathe and couldn’t move their limbs.
It was a transformative experience, by her own account.
“I cannot imagine my life without doing Physical Therapy!” Peg wrote in a journal decades later as she reflected on her life. “It was through that work I truly found myself by helping others. My patients always gave me more than I could ever give to them. Every morning starting out I would thank God for my good health and ask His help to get me through these difficult cases. And He would come through every time!”
Margaret (Heffernan) Laughlin died April 11, at age 91, of complications from the novel coronavirus. She had been living at a Needham rehabilitation center for about a month while recuperating after a brief hospitalization.
The beloved matriarch of a large Irish clan, Peg was a mother, grandmother, poet, breast cancer survivor, and nature lover.
“She lived life with such gratitude and open arms it was infectious,” said her son, Jim Laughlin. “She just had this vigorous love for life, and that carried through her whole life.”
Born and raised in Jamaica Plain, Peg was one of nine children of Dr. Roy and Kathleen Heffernan. Her father was the Kennedy family doctor in Boston and influenced her academic pursuits. She graduated from Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education with a bachelor’s degree in science in 1949.
She worked for the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston after returning from Oklahoma and was featured on a poster advertising the agency’s services in the 1950s. She traveled from home to home in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods to treat patients.
She left that job after she married Robert Laughlin, a World War II veteran, in 1956 and began raising a family. The couple had five children and lived in Medfield for many years before moving to Topsfield.
Peg returned to work as a physical therapist in 1969 after surviving breast cancer. She began writing poetry to cope with the loss of patients she had treated. She found solace by writing about them and sharing her words with their grieving families.
She retired as a physical therapist in 1986, and her husband died two years later. She remained deeply spiritual and saw the beauty in every day, her sons said. She traveled with friends, organized college reunions, went bird-watching in the woods, took creative writing classes, and gave poetry readings.
“She loved socializing and was always full of smiles, energy and love for people,” said her son,Tom Laughlin.
He recalled how proud he was when some of his mother’s poems were published in a local newspaper. Her example inspired some of her children and 10 grandchildren to write poetry, he said.
On April 19, Peg’s four sons and daughter gathered at one of her favorite spots, Hood Pond in Topsfield. They stood more than six feet apart, connected as they held a rope fashioned from their mother’s scarves. As birds sang and the sun sparkled on the water, they took turns reading her poems.
— Shelley Murphy

April 27, 2020

Patricia “Patty” Trudeau passed away peacefully at Advinia Care Nursing home on April 27 from a long battle of dementia and a short battle of COVID-19.

Born and raised in Lynn, Patty graduated from Lynn English High in 1970. Patty worked for Verizon for 25 years, retiring early and enjoying life. Patty loved singing, dancing, writing poems and most of all spending time with her long time friend Stephen Sklavounos, a.k.a. Sklavouney Pooney.

Patricia was the  daughter of the late George R. Trudeau and Alice M. “Nelson” Trudeau. She was the sister of the late Robert A. Trudeau. Patricia leaves behind her two brothers George E. Trudeau and Paul D. Trudeau, both from Peabody. A sister, Diane L. Trottier and her husband Roland and daughter Sarah Trottier of Lynn. Patricia also leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Service information: Funeral Services will be private.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
George E Trudeau
14 Leonard RD
Peabody, MA 01960



April 23. 2020

Shirley M. Canada, a lifelong resident of Woburn passed away peacefully, April 23, 2020, at the Medford Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at the age of 92. Born in Woburn she was one of twelve children of the late Reginald and Mary A. (Finley) Canada. 

Shirley was raised and educated in Woburn and was a 1945 graduate of Woburn High School. She worked for many years as a talented assembler prior to her retirement. As a young lady, Shirley enjoyed traveling with family and friends to Ft. Devens, to visit with some of her brothers who were in the service during WWII. Together they enjoyed the dances and entertainment during that time. Shirley was a woman with a strong faith and volunteered many years teaching Sunday School at St. John's Baptist Church in Woburn. Over the years Shirley enjoyed traveling and was fortunate enough to have traveled much of the United States. She enjoyed trips to different casinos, loved to use her talents sewing and knitting different thing for family and friends. Shirley was also a veracious reader and loved crossword puzzles. One of her greatest joys was music and compiling an extensive record collection throughout her life. She will be greatly missed. 

Shirley was the cherished sister of Thomas Canada of GA, Kenneth Canada of CA, James, Nancy, and Janet Canada all of Woburn, the late Wendell and William Canada, Cynthia Fitchett, Daniel, Richard and Gerald Canada. Loving aunt of Terri Hernandes and her family of Woburn, Darnell Canada of Boxford and further survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and extended family. 

Due to the current health pandemic funeral services will be private. It has been requested that contributions may be made in Shirley's memory to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Family Funeral Service of Woburn. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Janet Canada
37 Winslow Rd
Reading, MA 01867

April 22, 2020

Frank J. Federico passed away at home on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. He was 81 years old. Frank was the devoted husband of the late Carmella M. (Visconti) Federico. Frank was born in Pettorano, Abruzzi, Italy to the late Domenico and Ermenengilda (Federico) Federico.

Frank moved to the North End and then to Medford where he raised his family with his beloved late wife Carmella.

Frank leaves behind his son Frank and his family, Theresa Grassi and her husband Joseph and their son Christopher of Westford and his son John Federico and his wife Laureen and their children Gabriella and Gregory of Belmont. He was the dear brother of Joseph and Mary Federico.

Frank’s service and burial will be private. A Memorial Mass will be scheduled and announced at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mary Federico
65 Valley Street Unit #2F
Medford, MA 02155
April 6, 2020
Jean M. Phair at 73, a longtime Chelmsford resident, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2020 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home, Chelmsford.

She was born in Lowell, MA on December 13, 1946, and was a daughter of the late Charles and Eileen (Sheehan) Phair.

Jean was a graduate of Billerica Memorial High School and a resident of Nashua, New Hampshire for many years before moving to Chelmsford. She retired from NYNEX after many years of service. Jean enjoyed her friends and the staff at Sunny Acres Nursing Home where she enjoyed playing Bingo and cards games with her friends. Jean loved anything about Yorkie's her favorite pet. Jean was an avid Red Sox and Patriot's fan. She enjoyed family gatherings with her brother and sister-in-law and all her nieces, nephews and their children.

Jean leaves her brother Charles F. Phair, Jr. and his wife Demetra of Chelmsford, a nephew Christopher and wife Sarah Jane and their son Charlie Beau of Wheat Ridge, Co., a niece, Demetra E Groat and her husband Brian and their children, Brooklyn, Bryce and Bennett, of Greensboro, NC, a nephew Stephen and his wife Jaclyn and their children, Layla and Julia of Dracut, MA and a niece Alexandra Shunamon and her husband David and their children, David, Sophia, Nina and Mia of Tewksbury, MA.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Sunny Acres Nursing Home for their expertise in Jean's care. We appreciate the kindness of the staff that made Jean comfortable and happy every day.

Memorial donations may be made in Jean's memory to St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Mary's Church, Chelmsford. Arrangements have been entrusted to the BLAKE CHELMSFORD FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. For online condolences please visit CHELMSFORDFUNERALHOME.COM and find us on Facebook.

Memorial Services will be announced at a future date.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Charles F Phair

226 Park RD
Chelmsford, MA 01824

April, 4, 2020

We just learned that Robert Hills, former Worcester Sales Group YP salesman, passed away on April 4, 2020 and was 93 at the time. His last home was located in West Palm Beach, FL. Bob Hills was a long time member of the DAC and was very generous in his support of our organization. May Bob rest in peace.


March 24, 2010

John Longo, of Lynnfield, passed away March 24, 2020 at the age of 84. His beloved wife of 62 years, Frances (Augliera) Longo, passed away just five days later on March 29, 2020 at the age of 82. John and Frances were the cherished parents of John Longo of Groveland, Lauren Landry and her husband David of Lynnfield, David Longo and his wife Karen of Danvers and Leslie Lewis and her wife Avon of Arlington. They were the adored grandparents of Nathan Doyle, Noah and Hannah Longo, Ava, Owen and Dana Landry, Zachary and Emily Longo and Katherine, Eleanor and Margaret Lewis. Additionally, the Longos are also survived by John’s sister Beverly Longo of Lynnfield and Frances’ sisters Ann Daniels and her husband Michael of Newton and Louise Augliera of Boston Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio & sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere, Massachusetts and will be held at a future date.


March 21, 2020
Kenneth Joseph Lane, 92, of Palm Coast, Florida, passed away on March 21, 2020 at Advent Health Hospice Care Center in Palm Coast, Florida. He was born on August 29, 1927 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to the late Edward and Katherine Lane. He graduated from Boston College High School. He then proudly served his country in the United States Navy as Seaman First Class during WWII of which he was awarded the WWII Victory Medal and an American Theatre Medal. Kenneth received his Associates Degree in Art History from the University of N.H. in 1996.
He was a member of the Knight of Columbus #253 and Friends of the Library
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Ami Lane of Palm Coast; sons, Thomas Lane, Kevin Lane, Edaward Lane, Christopher Lane, Paul Lane and Jeffrey Lane; daughter, Shelli Elizabeth Truett.
Services will be held at a later date.
Memorial Donations may be made in his memory to Advent Health Hospice or to the Flagler County Humane Society.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Ami Lane
37 Evans Drive
Palm Coast, FL 32164
February 15, 2020
Long time DAC member Mary Lebet passed away on February 15th. Mary was a good friend to those she worked with in Yellow Pages. Rest in Peace Mary.
Mary P. Lebet , age 91, of Ipswich, MA, formerly of Adelphi, MD and Sunnyvale, CA died on Saturday, February 15th at her daughter’s home in Wilmington, DE. Mary was born in New York City and grew up in the Bronx. While working for the New York City Auditor’s office during the day Mary attended Hunter College at night, and was an active member of many campus organizations, as well as a winner of the NY subways “Miss Subways” pageant. Mary put her education on hold to raise her six children. After all her children earned their bachelor’s degrees, Mary went back to school. She attended Lesley University in Cambridge, MA earning her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Organizational Behavior in 1990 and her Master’s degree in Training and Development in 1993. Mary worked for many organizations over her career, beginning as an attendant at a Horn & Hardart automat in New York City at the age of 14. She had a long career with the telephone company, beginning at C & P Telephone Company in Maryland in 1970, and subsequently transferring to Massachusetts, where she worked in Lynn doing Yellow Pages production, National Account sales and Superpages. She retired from NYNEX at the age of 72. Being bored in retirement, Mary went back to work; her last position was as a field agent for the US Census Bureau, finally retiring at the age of 82.
Mary’s passion was poodles, particularly standard poodles. She acquired her first standard in the 1960’s and bred and owned standards throughout the remainder of her life. She was an active member of the Washington Poodle Club and Poodle Club of Massachusetts as well as the Poodle Club of America, serving in many Board positions for each of the organizations. She was also an avid Jeopardy! fan and loved to travel and read.
Mary is survived by her husband of 65 years, David, of Ipswich, MA, her children Philip Lebet (Deena Hartline) of Washington, DC, Ruth Lebet of Wilmington, DE, Andrew Lebet (Kathleen) of Jacksonville, FL, Susan Heichert (Richard) of Minneapolis, MN, Judith Lebet of Alexandria, VA, and Peter Lebet (Judith) of Pepperell, MA, and her brother Eugene Patterson (Ann Marie) of Tega Cay, SC. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Kyle Lebet (Katy), Caroline Lebet (Cole Reardon), Jakob Heichert (Cailin), Kelsey Bowen (Nathan), Bryn Lebet and Duncan Lebet, and 2 great grandchildren, Milo and Remy Lebet.
A memorial service will be held in Ipswich in April. Contributions in Mary’s memory can be sent to Take the Lead, 215 Washington Street, Suite 110, Watertown, NY 13601 ( or the Poodle Club of America Foundation, John R. Shoemaker, Treasurer, 5989 Sierra Medina Ave., Las Vegan, NV 89139 (
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mr.David Lebet
64 Boxford Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

February 11, 2020

Yvette Dans, of Winthrop passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 11th at the Glen Ridge Nursing Home in Medford. The beloved and spirited sports fan was 70 years old.

Yvette was born in Belgium and was raised in the Point Shirley section of the close-knit Winthrop community. She was the daughter of the late Emile and Marie Rose Dans (Drockman). She was educated in Winthrop Public Schools and upon graduation in 1967, would go to work for 30 years for New England Telephone Company.

From her youth. arriving in Winthrop, she was an devout Boston sports fan, especially a Boston Celtics fan, during their dynasty. She would eventually become a season Celtic ticket holder, getting to know many of the Celtics personally. She loved calling sports radio shows to talk about her beloved Celtics or her beloved Winthrop High School Athletes.

Her real love, cheerleading for Winthrop High School teams, started by watching the 1963 Winthrop Men States Championship Basketball team and then Winthrop’s 1964, 8-1 football season, the team coached by Ed McFarland. She also cheered for WHS Football Coaches DeFelice, Fucillo, Driscoll and Cadigan. For the next 50 years she would attend nearly every boys and girls athletic event at Winthrop High School. Yvette would be a fixture on the sidelines with her Viking sweater, her megaphone and cow bell cheering on her Viking Athletes with the WHS cheerleaders and the home-town fans. Every WHS men’s and women’s Freshman, JV and Varsity coach knew Yvette would be at their games.

During the 1970’s Winthrop’s Mens Basketball Coach Henry McCarthy allowed Yvette to ride on the team bus to games. Yvette would prepare sandwiches for the entire basketball team. Even though she didn’t have a driver’s license, she attended almost every home and away game for every sport. Somehow, she managed get a ride to and from the games: team bus, friend’s car, willing Viking parent’s cars, taxi rides, or public transportation.

Yvette was at the Boston Garden in 1976 for WHS Division 1 Hockey Title led by Coach Falasca; that was easy to attend because she could travel the Blue Line.

During the 1980’s she cheered Coach DeFelice’s Winthrop Football Team to a record 33-0. She cheered on Coach Ron Spinney’s 1984 Girls State Softball Championship Team. She attended hundreds of WHS sporting events: cheering and supporting every-one of her favorite female and male athletes. She cheered her family of athletes through the 90’s into the new century, the 2000 seasons. Yvette attended the 2006 State Championship Football Game and followed the 1995 and 2011 Boys State Championship basketball teams, as well as the 1994 and 2015 Girls championship basketball teams that made it to the Boston Garden. Every WHS female and male athlete, in every sport, remembers looking to the sidelines into the stands and seeing Yvette cheering for them. Her legendary support for her WHS athlete did not end at high school, if she knew a Winthrop athlete was playing nearby at college, she would show up at his / hers college sporting event.

Winthrop Transcript sports writers would write about how she was Winthrop’s Number 1 Fan. The Transcript covered her greatest honor when she was inducted into the WHS Athletic Hall of Fame.

Yvette was a most caring and thoughtful person, always remembering hundreds of Viking athlete’s birthdays and other special occasions by sending them cards or thoughtful gifts. She loved attending athletic banquets, holiday celebrations, proms, senior nights, weddings, reunions and other special occasions. She especially enjoyed WHS graduation parties, with her Viking’s and their families. She was welcomed and loved by so many of Winthrop’s families. She was an avid reader always reading the Winthrop Transcript and Lynn Item to follow her Viking athletes. She tried to support her Irish friends to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with some corned beef and cabbage, or eating latkes with her Jewish friends during Hanukkah, Thanksgiving with her football players or Christmas Eve with an Italian traditional feast of the seven fishes or Easter with the Greeks eating roasted lamb.

Yvette was in the WHS graduating class of 1967. She loved her fellow classmates and loved attending their special class reunions.

Yvette will join other WHS Viking Heroes in the majestic enormous hall in Valhalla chanting the famous Winthrop Cheer:

Were from Winthrop High School.

How do you do.

We came right over just to sing this song to you.

Marching on to battle smiling faces all. We’re with you

by your side so let’s playball.

Yvette will forever be remembered as the Number One Viking fan and she will never be out of our hearts and minds; as Yvette always cheered:


Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Monday, February 17, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM. Committal will be private.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Susan Young
85 Stevens St.
Revere, MA 02151


February 10, 2020

Death Notice: Julia Rea mother-in-law of Alison Goff Rea-DAC

Julia R. Rea, 87, of Lynnfield, died on Monday February 10 at her residence.

Born in Lynn on December 11, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Rosario and Lucy (Coscia) Bucchiere

Ms. Rea was a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1950 and attended Burdett Business School. She worked for General Electric as a secretary, a licensed realtor and had retired from Analogic in Peabody as a Telecommunication Supervisor. Ms. Rea had been a Lynnfield resident for the past 45 years and was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Lynnfield. She enjoyed oil painting, knitting, crocheting, crosswords, puzzles, cribbage & reading.

Ms. Rea is survived by her three daughters; Pamela J. Munger of Delaware, Lori DeCosta of Danvers and Carolyn Morse of Danvers, her three sons; Lawrence Rea of Windham, NH, Stephen Rea of Topsfield and Brian Rea of W. Peabody, her two brothers; Francis Bucchiere of Saugus and David Bucchiere of Florida and her sister Lucille Ventre of New York. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren; Kari, Jennifer, Heather, Bobbi, Frederick, Gregory, Jeffrey, Bayley, Ashley, Lyle, Neil, Ella, Emilia & Clara and her 17 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her three brothers; Roy Bucchiere, John Bucchiere & Michael Bucchiere.

Her Funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Friday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, corner of Grove & Salem Sts., Lynnfield at 10am. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Lynnfield. Visitation for relative and friends will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-8pm.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Alison Goff Rea
122 Goodale St
Peabody, MA 01960



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


February 8, 2020

Dorothy A. (Bourbeau) Bowden, 82, lifelong Lynn resident, died Saturday February 8, 2020 after a lengthy illness. Born in Lynn to the late Leo and Grace (Gorham) Bourbeau, Dorothy was a 1956 graduate of Lynn English High School. She was the loving wife of the late Robert L. Bowden, with whom she shared 55 years of marriage. Dorothy worked as a clerk for several telecommunication companies for many years, ultimately retiring from Verizon. Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, knitting, crafting, dancing, singing, and playing Bingo at the Knights of Columbus. Most importantly, she loved being surrounded by her family, especially spending time together on New Year’s Eve. 
Dorothy is survived by her 5 children; Richard Bowden and his wife Carol of Seabrook, NH , Laurence Bowden and his wife Stephanie of Lynn, Cheryl Pescia and her husband Steven of Londonderry, NH, Ronald Bowden and his wife Dianna of Northwood, NH, Daniel Bowden and his wife Tara of Methuen, 12 grandchildren; Christopher and his wife Kayleen, Sarah and her husband Spencer, Jacqueline, Benjamin, Jillian, Jason and his wife Brittany, Andrew and his wife Kelsey, Christina and her fiancé Christopher, Tyler, Taylor “Missy”, Michael and Ashley , two great grandchildren; Julian and Josephine, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother Gene Bourbeau. 
Dorothy’s funeral service will be held at 10AM on Friday February 14, 2020 from the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME 426 Broadway (Rt129) Lynn followed by a funeral mass at 11AM at St Pius V Church, Lynn. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4-8PM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Memorial donations may be made in Dorothy’s name to the American Cancer Society at
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Richard S Bowden

30 Centennial St
Seabrook, NH 03874

January 24, 2020

Beloved father and husband, Paul Anthony Frangos died Friday, January 24th at home after a long and valiant battle with Multiple Myeloma. Paul leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Elise Manley Frangos of Marion, MA and his children, Christina Mary Frangos of Marion, MA, Evan Paul Frangos of St. Petersburg, FL, and Lydia Dorothy Frangos Norris and her husband David Angelo Norris of Franklin, MA, and his loving brother, Thomas Anthony Frangos of Portsmouth, NH along with his in-laws, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that he loved so much.  Paul was predeceased by his sister, Dorothea, and his parents, Mary Christos Frangos and Anthony W. Frangos.

Paul was a 1973 graduate of Dartmouth College and earned an MBA at the University of Virginia. An avid runner, weightlifter and athlete, Paul served his country as a Marine at the end of the Vietnam War.  He worked in International Marketing for Parker Brothers and for Verizon as a Director of International Marketing for 25 years where he trained sales forces and brought yellow pages advertising to Mediterranean countries as well as, Asian and former Soviet Bloc countries.  A skilled linguist and writer, Paul enjoyed building cultural bridges with leaders of all sorts. In the final decade of his career, Paul taught mathematics and financial literacy to urban high school students in the Lawrence and Lynn Public Schools to honor those who had positively shaped his own development. 

He and Elise raised their children in Boxford where he fundraised for several new playgrounds and built nature trails with the Boxford Athletic Association. Paul was a Boy Scout leader helping dozens of young men achieve their Eagle Scout Rank, including his own son, Evan. 

After moving to Marion, he enjoyed the beauty of the South Coast, having the time to bike, kayak, walk his dogs, and practice carpentry to help his children with their homes.  The consummate gentleman and friend, Paul will be dearly remembered for his love of animals, family and friends, his kindness, wit, intelligence and support for all who knew him.

A celebration of Paul's life for visitors will take place from 8 to 9:30 on January 28 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham followed by a 10 o'clock Mass at St. Patrick's Church, 82 High St., Wareham. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Paul’s name to the MSPCA at

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Elise Frangos
16 River View LN
Marion, MA 02738

January 8, 2020

Joan M. (Sarowsky) Slattery, 81, of Danvers, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the Putnam Farms Senior Living, Danvers. She was the wife of the late Charles H. Slattery. She was born in Salem, MA on October 10, 1938, the daughter of the late Paul and Jane (Mizioch) Sarowsky and had resided in Middleton for many years before moving to Danvers. Joan was a clerk in the purchasing department at Beverly Hospital for over 20 years prior to her retirement in 1997. She enjoyed playing golf and traveling to Vermont and Daytona Beach, Florida. She was gifted with making crafts and playing the organ. She was a very kind, generous and warm person and will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by a step-son and his wife, Charles H. Slattery Jr. and Margaret “Mickey” Slattery of Pelham, NH, her sisters, Mary Ann Stasinos, care giver and friend of Danvers and Vicki Materkowski of Peabody, a brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Julie Materkowski of Amesbury, MA, Her nephews, James and Michael Materkowski and her nieces, Crystal and Angela Materkowski, a special great niece Jane Murphy and many other grand nieces and nephews and a dear friend. Lorraine Gerniglia. She was the aunt of the late Robin Sullivan. The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Putnam Farms as well as Care Dimensions for all the care , comfort and support given to Joan and her family during these past months. A Visitation will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020 from 9:00 until 10:45 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral home at the 82 Lynn St., Peabody facility followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, 140 Lynn St., Peabody at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 in her memory. For guest book and directions, visit

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mary Ann Stasinos
35 Collins St Unit #66
Danvers, MA 01923