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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