• Newton

    Ruthe Averbuck Braun

    Ruthe Averbuck Braun, 85, formerly of Randolph, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2018. Born and raised in Boston, MA to the late Max and Eva (Weiner) Averbuck, on August 27, 1932. Ruthe lived every day to the fullest. Ruthe and her beloved companion, the late Morris Factor, loved to travel the world, visiting all seven continents, where she grew her personal collection of renowned art and antiques from across the globe. Ruthe was vibrant, outgoing, loving and a true original. She adored participating in the arts and live theatre with her daughters and granddaughter. Always ready to help anyone in need, Ruthe was a loyal friend to many. Ruthe was…

  • Gloucester

    Lanesville – Lanesville reside…

    Lanesville – Lanesville resident Irene Nelson died peacefully on March 26, at age 99. She passed at Care One Essex Park in Beverly from complications of a broken hip in early December, according to her daughter, Valerie Nelson. Irene Rauha Palonen Nelson was born in 1919, in Norwood, Massachusetts, of Finnish immigrant parents, and grew up in a tightly-knit Finnish-American neighborhood there called Swedeville. From an early age, she fondly remembered summer vacations in Lanesville, where her parents joined other Finns from around the state in renting rooms in the village, and in spending the days at Plum Cove Beach. In the 1950s her mother, Martha Palonen, built a home…

  • Newburyport

    Evans, GA – Anna R. (McGlew…

    Evans, GA – Anna R. (McGlew) Osborn, just 12 days shy of her 92nd birthday, passed peacefully on Friday morning, March 23, 2018, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and James McClung, in Evans, Georgia. She was the devoted wife of Kenneth E. Osborn, who passed on November 1, 2002. Born in Newburyport, April 4, 1926, Anna was the youngest of seven children of the late Thomas and Ella (Dow) McGlew, and was a graduate of Newburyport High School, class of 1944. Anna and her husband Ken had lived in Amesbury many years, where they raised their family. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, always watchful…

  • Newburyport

    Peabody, MA – Lillian Helen (L…

    Peabody, MA – Lillian Helen (Linsky) Shapiro, age 89, of Peabody, former longtime Newburyport resident, died March 31, 2018, at Beverly Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband of over 51 years, Arnold L. Shapiro, who died February 27, 2002. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, on December 3, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Israel and Eva (Kobrin) Linsky. After graduating from Lynn Classical High School in 1946, Lillian went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in education at Salem State Teachers College in 1950. She had a rewarding career as a business and typing teacher at Newburyport High School, from 1968 until her retirement in the 1980s. A…

  • Salem

    Lynnfield – Mrs. Fotine (Tina)…

    Lynnfield – Mrs. Fotine (Tina) (Solomos) Stamulis, age 96, of Saugus, died peacefully at Sunrise of Lynnfield, on Wednesday March 28, 2018. She was the wife of the late Thomas Stamulis with whom she shared 34 years of marriage. Born and raised in West Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Katina and Michael Solomos. Tina was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, class of 1939. Tina later moved to Saugus where she lived the remainder of her life. Prior to her retirement, Tina had worked as a Secretary/Administrator at ATT/New England Telephone for many years. She was also the Secretary/Treasurer for the Stamulis Brothers Trucking business. Tina…

  • Salem

    Beverly – Aline E. ‘Noonie’ Gi…

    Beverly – Aline E. ‘Noonie’ Gilligan, 91, of Beverly, passed away with her family by her side at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late William P. Gilligan with whom she had shared 63 years of marriage. Born and raised in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Theriault and the late Bertha M. (Taché) Theriault-Fournier. As a young woman she worked for Sylvania in Salem. One early summer day, Noonie met Bill Gilligan, the love of her life, at Osgood Park in Salem. They married that year and moved to Beverly Cove several years…

  • Salem

    Peabody – Gary R. Vieira, 65, …

    Peabody – Gary R. Vieira, 65, died unexpectedly after taking ill at home on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Born in Salem, he was the son of Mary (Bertoldi) Vieira of Peabody, and the late Edward D. Vieira. He graduated from St. Peter’s High School in Gloucester, and was a longtime resident of Peabody. He continued his education as he graduated from Bentley College, then earned a master’s degree from Northeastern University. He applied a gifted intelligence in the medical field until he experienced health-related issues which led to an early retirement. He is survived by his mother Mary (Bertoldi) Vieira of Peabody; two nieces and a nephew, Jennifer Hoeger and…

  • Salem

    Belchertown, MA – Michael W. M…

    Belchertown, MA – Michael W. Madore passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on March 5 at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield. Mike’s first priority was always his family. He is survived by his beloved wife Diane, son Jacob and daughter Alaina. He will be greatly missed by his five siblings, their spouses and many nieces and nephews. Mike was always a dedicated and loyal friend and leaves many to enjoy countless memories of the hours spent in his company. Michael was educated in Danvers, Mass., following his high school graduation, he served four years in the U.S. Navy. After an honorable discharge, he returned to complete…

  • Salem

    Ipswich, MA – Dorothy T. (Leve…

    Ipswich, MA – Dorothy T. (Levesque) Barkowski, 81, of Ipswich, Mass., passed away peacefully on March 30, 2018, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Mass., surrounded by her family following a long illness. She was the wife of Joseph Alexander Barkowski Jr., with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born and raised in Amesbury, Mass., the daughter of the late Leo and Loretta (Brousseau) Levesque, she was the ninth child out of 13 siblings. Dorothy was mainly a homemaker. In the late 60s she was employed at the “old” Sylvania in Ipswich, and later she worked many years at the Ipswich Shellfish Co. In her younger years,…

  • Salem


    Centerville, MA – Stephen F. Pickul, Jr., 69, of Centerville, Mass., caught the “outgoing tide” on Tuesday evening, March 27, surrounded by his loving family, and beloved pointer, Duchess. During his final days, Steve was tenderly cared for by numerous caregivers, and especially those at the Hope Hospice McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich. Born in Ipswich, Mass., on June 16, 1948, Steve learned the nuances of fishing the Ipswich River under the guidance of his father, Stephen F. Pickul, Sr. Those early endearing lessons spawned in him a lifelong passion for fly-fishing. As a member of the Cape Cod Flyrodders and the Cape Cod Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Steve enjoyed…

  • Salem

    Peabody – Ruth Yvonne Coombs, …

    Peabody – Ruth Yvonne Coombs, 89, beloved wife of the late Thomas Coombs, died peacefully due to complications related to congestive heart failure early on Thursday morning, March 29, 2018, while surrounded by her loving family at the North Shore Medical Center Salem Hospital. Ruth was born in Peabody on August 5, 1928, the daughter of the late Lea (Lemay) and Michael Gness. Raised and educated in Peabody she resided in the city all of her life until joining the assisted living community at Brookdale in Danvers. Ruth worked with her family for many years at Gness Home Bakery in Peabody. She later worked for the Peabody School Department Accounts…

  • Salem

    Peabody – Antonio Antonelli, 8…

    Peabody – Antonio Antonelli, 87, of Peabody, passed away Friday morning at the Brentwood Nursing Home in Danvers following a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of Filomena (Iocco) Antonelli with whom he shared over 61 years of marriage. Born in Orsogna, Italy, he was the son of the late Joachim and Carolina Antonelli. He was raised in Italy and later immigrated to the United States and has lived in Peabody for the past 49 years. Antonio was the proprietor of Antonelli’s restaurant and catering in Peabody for 38 years. He also was a member of the Orsogna Plaza in Everett. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by…

  • Salem

    Oak Bluffs – Robert Francis Ma…

    Oak Bluffs – Robert Francis Marie, age 83, died peacefully in his Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, home on January 4, 2018. Known as Bob, he was the son of Frank W. and Anna K. (Donahue) Marie, born and raised in Lynn, Massachusetts, along with his sisters Dorothy, Irene and Frances. He leaves his wife Lois (Flanagan) Marie; daughters Beth and her husband David Cocola, Christine and her husband Paul Molloy; and son Robert and his wife Kelly Marie. He also leaves six grandchildren, Ryan and Travis Marie, Morgan and Dylan Molloy, Emily Cocola, Rachel (Cocola) and her husband Tyler Tupper; and his great-grandson Clay Tupper. After attending Lynn public schools and…

  • New Bedford

    John Florio, 90

     NEW BEDFORD — John Florio, age 90, of New Bedford, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Alden Court Nursing Home. He was the Loving husband of Eugenia (Tavares) Florio of New Bedford and son of the late Mary (Costa) and Larriano Florio.He is survived by his wife Eugenia, a son: Michael J. Florio and his wife Ann of Mattapoisett, 2 grandchildren Katelyn Lash and her husband David, and Mikayla Florio; a nephew Paul Santos, husband of Florence; and several loving […]

  • New Bedford

    Beverly W. Wainer, 94

    NEW BEDFORD — Beverly W. Wainer, 94, died Sunday, April 1, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late beloved Sidney Wainer.A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was the youngest and last surviving daughter of the late Aaron and Ethel (Schuster) Curhan. Born on Martha’s Vineyard, she worked alongside Sidney at his business, Sid Wainer & Sons throughout her life. Beverly was a life member of Brandeis National Committee and Council for […]

  • New Bedford

    Sarah A. Gulecas, 87

    MARION — Sarah Adeline (Johnson) Gulecas of Marion, our sweetest mother, grandmother and friend, passed away on Thursday March 29, 2018 after a brief illness at the age of 87. She was the wife of the late Lazarus H. Gulecas. Born in Viola, Kansas, the daughter of the late Robert O. Johnson and Adeline Katherine (Kraus) Johnson Werner, she lived in Marion for most of her life. Mrs. Gulecas was formerly employed by Christy’s Market in Marion for many years until her […]

  • New Bedford

    Capt. Edward J. Wiley, 77

     FAIRHAVEN — Captain Edward J. Wiley, 77, of Fairhaven passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 31, 2018.Born in Acushnet, he was the son of the late John Edward Wiley and Catherine (Robertson) Wiley.Edward served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1958-1962. He then worked in the railroad industry and as a correction officer at Walpole State Prison. He was later employed by the New Bedford Police Department until his retirement as […]

  • New Bedford

    Florence M. Cieplik, 94

    NORTH DARTMOUTH — Florence May (Catterall) Cieplik, age 94, of North Dartmouth, died Monday, March 26. She was the wife of the late Henry Cieplik. She was the daughter of the late Frederick C. Catterall Sr. and Mabel J. (Campbell) Catterall and sister of the late Frederick C. Catterall Jr.Mrs. Cieplik died at Sacred Heart Nursing Home. Born in New Bedford, she was a lifelong resident of the New Bedford/Dartmouth area. She was a homemaker and throughout her life worked at […]

  • Cape Cod

    Stephen Ryan Shimer

    BREWSTER – Stephen Ryan Shimer, 74, of Goodland, FL and Brewster, MA, passed away on March 6, 2018 in Brewster. Steve was born in Waco, TX and raised in Ft. Wayne, IN. After North Side High School, he attended Purdue University, majoring in Forestry. He was a veteran of the US Army, Special Forces/Green Beret Medic, serving in Germany during Vietnam as part of a medic transport team. When returning to the States, he worked as a consultant and instructor with several medical and orthopedic […]

  • Cape Cod

    Denise Elizabeth Jacobson

    EASTHAM – Denise Elizabeth (Proctor) Jacobson, age 78, passed away peacefully in Peabody, MA on March 23, 2018, in the arms of her family. Deni had been suffering from dementia.Deni was born and raised in Melrose, MA, graduating from Melrose High School in 1956. She earned her B.A. in English from Tufts University in 1960. She also earned an M.S. in School Psychology from Southern Connecticut State College in 1977 and completed the Clinical Curriculum in Marital and Family Therapy at […]

  • Cape Cod

    Kenneth B. Ingrum

    BREWSTER – “I loved you all. I am so sorry I could not stay.”Kenneth Barton Ingrum left us on Friday, March 16, 2018. He is survived by his mother, Martha Ingrum, his brother, David Ingrum, his surrogate brother, Nathaniel Cook, as well as several cousins, and many close and good friends.A celebration of his life will take place at a future date. If desired, donations may be made to Cape and Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition.

  • Cape Cod

    Robert P. Monaco

    YARMOUTHPORT – Robert P. Monaco (Monick), 61, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Wingate in Brewster, with his loving family at his side. He was born on February 11, 1957, in Greenwich, CT to Frances M. Monick (nee Marino) and the late Dominick T. Monick. Robert lived most of his adult life in Hawaii, California, and Florida. The last few months of his life, he lived with his mother in Yarmouthport, a blessing and a gift to both. He is also survived by his three sisters, […]

  • Cape Cod

    Warren C. Kerry

    EASTHAM – On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Warren Kerry, of Eastham and Daytona Beach Shores, FL, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 82. Warren was born on August 26, 1935 in Rochester, NY to Charles and Dorothea (Brown) Kerry. He received a degree in Economics from Purdue University and spent much of his career in the insurance industry, establishing Kerry Insurance on Cape Cod in 1979. He married the love of his life and wife of 56 years Prudence (Prudie) in […]

  • Cape Cod

    Alfred “Hap” Mazukina

    E. DENNIS – Alfred “Hap” Mazukina, 94, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Crowley) Mazukina, with whom he celebrated 59 years of marriage.Born in Bridgewater, he was a son of the late Alphonse and Josephine Mazukina. He grew up in Bridgewater and spent 43 years as a resident of Medfield. For the past 15 years, he and Barbara resided in E. […]

  • Cape Cod

    Nancy Nickerson Ryder

    WELLFLEET – Nancy Nickerson Ryder, 95, former longtime resident of Wellfleet and Lexington, MA, passed away on Monday, March 26, at Genesis Lebanon Center in Lebanon, NH.Nancy was born May 19, 1922 in Winchester, MA, to Hollis and Carol Nickerson and grew up in Winchester, spending summers in Wellfleet. She graduated from Winchester High School. Nancy was always interested in music. She played taps at several funerals in Winchester, having learned it on the bugle in the Drum and Bugle […]

  • Cape Cod

    Bob “Sheasy” Shea

    DAHLONEGA, GA – Bob “Sheasy” Shea passed away on Thursday, March 22nd with his loving wife Carol by his side.Born in July 1954, Bob was the son of Francis and Mary Grace Shea. Bob grew up in Hamden, CT and attended Notre Dame High School. Sheasy graduated from Providence College, where he developed a life-long love of the Friars.Bob worked for many years as the Director of Technology at New Seabury on Cape Cod, and later as an Events Manager with Walt Disney World in Orlando. […]

  • Cape Cod

    Joseph A. Swartz

    COTUIT – Joseph A. Swartz, of Cotuit, MA died on March 27, 2018 at the age of 88. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 43 years, Ann-Louise.Joe earned a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master of Business Administration from American University. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and served his country during the Korean War, and was a detachment commander and air controller on Cho-do Island. He retired as a Lt. Colonel after 20 years of both active and reserve […]

  • Cape Cod

    Robert Henry Wooldridge

    MASHPEE – Robert Henry Wooldridge, 80, of Mashpee passed away peacefully at Falmouth Hospital on March 28, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Beverly (Ober) Wooldridge.Robert was born in Concord, MA, the son of Irving and Alice Wooldridge. Growing up, he attended Peabody High School, and received a Bachelors’ Degree from Syracuse University, followed by a Master’s Degree from Boston University. Robert proudly served as a career Major in Army Intelligence. Following his […]

  • Cape Cod

    Olson Funeral Notice

    OLSON: Carl B., 78, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He was the husband of Carol Olson. A memorial service will be held at St. Christopher’s in Chatham, MA on Saturday, April 7th at 11:00 am, followed by a reception at the Chatham Wayside Inn. Burial will be private.

  • Cape Cod

    Beverly Rogers Fallstrom

    EASTHAM – It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Beverly Rogers Fallstrom of Eastham and Vero Beach, FL on March 25 in her home, after a short illness. She was predeceased by her husband Bill Fallstrom, her son Michael McMenemy and her father Francis Rogers. Beverly is survived by her mother Eleanor Remillard of Vero Beach, FL, her brother Frank Rogers and his wife Linda of Chapel Hill, NC and her sister Linda Allen and her husband John of Eastham. She is also […]

  • Fall River

    Doris (Perrault) Cayer

    Doris (Perrault) Cayer August 5, 1925 – March 31, 2018 Doris J. (Perrault) Cayer, 92, of Somerset, a native of North Tiverton, wife of the late Maurice R. Cayer, passed away S… View Details

  • Fall River

    Gertrude (Laflamme) Charest

    Gertrude (Laflamme) Charest June 21, 1924 – March 29, 2018 Gertrude Rita (Laflamme) Charest, 93, of Wallingford Connecticut, formerly of Fall River, MA, passed away Thursday, Marc… View Details

  • Mattapoisett

    Charles T. Kelly 3/31/2018 12:00:00 AM Mattapoisett,MA

    Charles T. Kelly, 72, of Mattapoisett passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at home surrounded by his family after a four year battle with brain cancer. He was the husband of Maureen E. (Craig) Kelly. Born in Boston, son of the late Charles J. and Elizabeth (Cefelo) Kelly, he lived in Easton and Mattapoisett for most of his life. He was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett. Mr. Kelly attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree. He was the owner of R.A.C. Services for over 30 years until his retirement. Mr. Kelly enjoyed boating, skiing, family vacations and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.…

  • Needham

    Jens Ortendahl 3/28/2018 12:00:00 AM Needham,MA

    ORTENDAHL Jens of Needham, originally of Roslindale passed away on March 28, 2018. Beloved husband of Charnay Kirsch. Devoted father of Jesse Ortendahl and his wife Lisa of Medfield, and Andrew Ortendahl, originally of Needham. Loving grandfather of Stephen Jens Ortendahl and Anna Marie Ortendahl. Brother of Carol Engdahl. Brother-in-law of Jeff Kirsch. Lover of sports, books, music, and his family. Talented mechanical engineer for more than 40 years. Visiting hours in the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home 1305 Highland Ave. Needham on Friday, April 6th from 7-9pm. A graveside service will be held at Needham Cemetery, (Intersection of Nehoiden St. and Parish Rd.) on Saturday, April 7th…

  • New Bedford

    John Florio 3/30/2018 12:00:00 AM New Bedford,MA

    New Bedford – John Florio, age 90, of New Bedford, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Alden Court Nursing Home. He was the Loving husband of Eugenia (Tavares) Florio of New Bedford and son of the late Mary (Costa) and Larriano Florio. He is survived by his wife Eugenia, a son: Michael J. Florio and his wife Ann of Mattapoisett, 2 grandchildren Katelyn Lash and her husband David and Mikayla Florio, a nephew Paul Santos, husband of Florence and several loving nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Joseph, Manuel and Antone Florio, Mary Constance Santos and Irene Medeiros. Mr Florio was born in New…

  • New Bedford

    Daniel A. Duarte, Jr. 3/27/2018 12:00:00 AM New Bedford,MA

    Daniel A. Duarte, Jr., 41, of New Bedford died Tuesday March 27, 2018. A lifelong resident of New Bedford, he was the eldest son of Daniel A. Duarte and the late Susan M. Mutlow. He was a skilled welder throughout his adult life and employed by the Steamship Authority and Begley’s Welding. Danny, as he was known by his family and friends, enjoyed spending time with his friends and close family. His hobbies were working on his Jeep, hunting, fishing, and camping. Survivors include his life companion, Nicole Medeiros; two sons, Alexander Duarte and Marcus Simas; his grandmother, Roberta Lovegrove; his sister, Sheena Mutlow, Raymond and their two children; his…

  • Walpole

    Janice M. Dunn 3/29/2018 12:00:00 AM Walpole,MA / Medfield,MA

    Janice M. Dunn, 70, of Walpole, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Walpole Healthcare. She was the beloved wife of Charles J. Dunn and loving mother of Peter C. Dunn and his wife Sarah of Miami, Florida, Mathew G. Dunn and his wife Beth of Charlestown and Jennifer M. Dunn of Walpole. She was preceded in death by her brother Dennis, and is also survived by her brothers Tommy, George, and Paul and her sister Tina and their families. Mrs. Dunn was born in Needham on April 13, 1947 and was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Samsevich) Trumbour. Mrs. Dunn was a resident of Walpole since 2004…