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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


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

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