• Newburyport

    Salisbury – Jessica was born D…

    Salisbury – Jessica was born December 23, 1995, to Courtney De Almeida of Salisbury and the late Brian Brown of Amesbury who passed away in 2016. Jessica gained her angel wings peacefully at home Friday, March 30, surrounded by her loving family and many compassionate loving friends from Boston after a lengthy illness. In 1999 Jessica was in a car accident where she received a spinal cord injury. Despite her disabilities, Jessica attended school in Newburyport and graduated from Newburyport High School in 2014. She also attended an after-graduate program at Triton until 2017. Jessica was always full of life and loved everyone, especially her Mammy, and always saw the…

  • Newburyport

    Raymond, NH – Gail M. Daigle, …

    Raymond, NH – Gail M. Daigle, 70, of Raymond, N.H., passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018, in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass. She was born in Malden, Mass., a daughter of Marie (Foppiano) Chetwynde and the late Dominic Ferrera. Mrs. Daigle was a resident of Raymond for the last 13 years, previously of Amesbury, Mass. Her family meant the entire world to her. She was a deeply devoted wife, mother, daughter and grandmother, someone who you could say that her hobby was loving her family. She especially enjoyed spending time at her pool with her grandchildren. Mrs. Daigle was a wonderful cook and enjoyed baking, decorating her…

  • Newburyport

    Newburyport – Professor Frank …

    Newburyport – Professor Frank T. Murgida, 73, passed away March 3, 2018, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Albert and Mary (Marotta) Murgida. Raised in Lynn, Middleton and Somerville, he was a graduate of Somerville High School, class of 1961. In his youth, Frank was recognized for his unusual curiosity, talents, independence, and inventiveness, especially with electronic and mechanical devices. By age 10 he was regularly earning pocket money repairing TVs and more. Frank created his own workshop in the cellar of his home, getting the equipment for his projects from the many junkyards in…

  • Newburyport

    Newburyport, MA – John A. Raff…

    Newburyport, MA – John A. Rafferty passed away peacefully at Country Center in Newburyport, on March 23, 2018, at the age of 88, after a brief hospital stay.  Born in Boston on July 27, 1929, he was the son of the late Thomas E. and Mary F. (McCaffrey) Rafferty. He spent his childhood in Boston, graduating from English High School and Boston University with a B.S. in Business. John served a tour of duty in Japan with the U.S. Air Force, serving from August 20, 1946, until his honorable discharge on June 3, 1949, with the rank of sergeant. He was a career civil servant working for the IRS, and…

  • Newburyport

    Newburyport, MA – Josephine H….

    Newburyport, MA – Josephine H. (Johnson) Rafferty, passed away peacefully at Country Center in Newburyport, on March 29, at the age of 86, after a short illness. She was the beloved wife of 62 years of the late John A. Rafferty. Born in Newburyport on August 26, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Delora Johnson of Newburyport, and was a graduate of Boston University, where she received her master’s degree. Josephine was a career librarian, retiring from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Library, and she was very passionate about her city, her alma mater, and the power of books. Christmastime was her favorite time to celebrate, she would…

  • Salem

    Danvers – Camil Daniel Ghiu, P…

    Danvers – Camil Daniel Ghiu, Ph.D., 48, died suddenly on March 31, 2018, in New Hampshire. He was the beloved husband of Ioana (Taunean) Ghiu with whom they shared 20 years of marriage. Born in Romania on August 24, 1969, he was the son of the late Gheorghe and Camelia (Avram) Ghiu. Camil was raised and educated in Romania and moved to the United States in 1999. He lived in Maryland and Georgia and received his doctorate of philosophy from Georgia Institute of Technology. Camil and his family have resided in Danvers for the past nine years. He was a devoted father and loving husband. His family was everything to…

  • Salem

    Max Singer

    Peabody, MA – Max J. Singer of Peabody, formerly of Delray Beach, Florida, was laid to rest much to the sorrow of his adoring family, on Monday, April 2, just five weeks shy of his 99th birthday. He was the devoted husband and “love of the life” of the late Marion (Gezuner) with whom he spent nearly 49 years of marriage. He was the brother of the late Evelyn (Singer) Karp and Bernard Singer. Born May 8, 1919, in Boston to immigrant parents Rebecca and Alex Singer, Max would go on to live a life filled with immeasurable successes from education, to the battlefield, to a remarkable career in public…

  • Salem

    Formerly of Salem – David C. G…

    Formerly of Salem – David C. Guy, 81, of East Kingston, N.H., and formerly of Salem, died Monday, April 2, at Kaplan Hospice House, Danvers. He was born in Boston, November 5, 1936, son of the late Edward L. and Helen L. (Carroll) Guy. Educated in the Melrose school system, Mr. Guy graduated from Austin Cate Academy, Center Strafford, N.H. For over 22 years he was employed as an engineer at Sylvania, where he retired in 2001. Mr. Guy was a member of the Naval Reserves, and enjoyed camping, sailing, and was involved in the betterment of the Cricket Hill Complex where he resided. He was the husband of the…

  • Salem

    Beverly – Yvette M. (St. Pierr…

    Beverly – Yvette M. (St. Pierre) Conley, 83, of Beverly, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018, at the Blueberry Hill Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Beverly following a long illness. She was the wife of the late Robert F. Conley. Born and raised in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Irene (Gagnon) St. Pierre. Yvette was a graduate of the former St. Joseph Academy of Salem. Following her graduation, she began working as a telephone operator for New England Telephone Co. in Salem. Over the years she and her husband lived primarily in Salem or Ipswich. The couple spent their last years in Beverly. Yvette…

  • Salem

    Peabody – Doreen A (Collett) S…

    Peabody – Doreen A (Collett) Schlicher, 56, of Peabody, and formerly of Everett, passed away Thursday evening at her home surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle against cancer. She was the devoted wife of Charles Schlicher with whom she shared over 25 years of marriage. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Grace (Brophy) Collett. She was raised and educated in Everett, later lived in Chelsea and has spent the last three years living in Peabody. She was a graduate of Everett High School, class of 1979. Doreen was employed as Corporate Procurement Manager for Hood Milk Company for over 25 years…

  • Salem

    Marblehead, MA – John R. Blane…

    Marblehead, MA – John R. Blaney, 72, passed away on the morning of Wednesday March 28, 2018, at Salem Hospital, with his loved ones by his side. John was born and raised in Marblehead, Mass., by his parents Raymond and Doris Blaney. He grew up attending the schools locally before he attended Tilton School in New Hampshire. After graduation, he continued his education in college before he went onto working for various printing companies as an estimator. Outside of his work, he was a talented blacksmith in Peabody, as he ran his own shop for years, while acting as the manager of the Marblehead VFW for eight years. John was…

  • Salem

    Peabody, MA – A long time Peab…

    Peabody, MA – A long time Peabody resident, Claire worked in Saugus, Mass., at Hilltop steakhouse and Sally Beauty Supply for many years. She leaves behind her daughter, Angel Guzofski; and grandchildren Ashely, Deidra, and Kevin Guzofski, and Brett Dibinedetto, all of Peabody. She also leaves behind her sisters Mildred Taylor of Peabody and Lorraine Therrien of Maine. Claire had a passion for animals. In memory of Claire, donations can be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, www.northeastanimalshelter.org.

  • Salem

    Beverly – Edgar “Ed” W. Wallac…

    Beverly – Edgar “Ed” W. Wallace, 85, beloved husband of the late Arlene D. (Brunette) Wallace, with whom he had shared 57 years of marriage, passed away on March 31, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, in Danvers, surrounded by his family. Born in Ipswich, he was the son of the late Frank and Evon (Wheeler) Wallace. He was raised in Lynn, and graduated from Lynn English High School, class of 1950. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Air Force. Mr. Wallace had been employed for 37 years as a technician for RCA, and the General Electric…

  • Salem

    South Burlington, VT – Beloved…

    South Burlington, VT – Beloved mother, wife and grandmother, Patricia A. (Kiely) Nowak, 72, of South Burlington, died Saturday, March 31, 2018, at McClure Miller VNA Respite House in Colchester, Vt., after a long illness. She was the wife of Robert C. Nowak. Born in Lynn, Mass., she was the daughter of the late John and Rose Flynn, and her birth parents Richard and Gertrude Kiely. Pat was a graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody, Mass., and Salem State College, Salem, Mass. She was a longtime resident of South Burlington having moved from Colchester in 1980. She started her insurance career with New York Life in 1979, and soon…

  • Salem

    Peabody – Irene M (Beiras) Mai…

    Peabody – Irene M (Beiras) Maio, 79, of Peabody, and formerly of East Boston, died early Sunday morning at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, following a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of the late Louis A. Maio, with whom she shared over 59 years of marriage. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Pasqualina (Selvitella) Beiras. She was raised and educated in East Boston, and has spent the last 45 years living in Peabody. Irene graduated with both a B.A. and master’s degree from Lesley University, and was employed as a special education teacher for the city of Boston school system,…

  • New Bedford

    Sidney H. Kaplan, 94

    NEW BEDFORD — Sidney H. Kaplan, 94, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018. He was born in New Bedford, son of the late Nathan and Ethel (Long) Kaplan.He began his career as a cattle dealer with his dad, and transitioned into real estate. He was a member of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, past Chairman of the finance committee of the Town of Dartmouth, a corporator of the New Bedford Institution for Savings, and a member of the Masons. Sidney also served on the board of […]

  • New Bedford

    Leigh Daniel Haines, 53 “Dolphin Danny”

    READING, PA — Leigh Daniel Haines (Danny), 53, beloved son of the Peter L. Haines (2014) and Nancy E. Towle (1979), passed away suddenly, but peacefully on March 17th, on the Fishing Vessel Vanquish. He was the beloved husband and friend to Kathy, loving father to Jimmy, and wonderful step-father to Rachel.Danny was truly the best friend anyone could have ever asked for – a good man and a great friend with a huge heart.Danny was born in Connecticut, but called Fall River, […]

  • Vineyard Haven

    Raymond A. Farland

    Raymond A. Farland, 95, of Oak Bluffs died on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Henrietta Brewer House in Vineyard Haven. He was the husband of Esther May (Kirkpatrick) Farland and father of Raymond Farland and Nancy Gardner. A visitation period will be held in the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs, on Saturday, April 14, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, followed by a memorial Mass celebrated in St. Augustine’s Church, Franklin Street, Vineyard Haven at 11 am, with burial afterward in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Vineyard Avenue, Oak Bluffs, with military honors provided by the veterans of Martha’s Vineyard. Donations may be made in his…