• New Bedford

    John Ansay, 95

    DARTMOUTH — John Ansay, 95, of Dartmouth, passed away at home on Thursday, April 5, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Rita M. (Yergeau) Ansay; they had been married for 71 years.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Arthur and Louise (Gembarowska) Ansay, he resided in Dartmouth for many years.He was a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Parish.Mr. Ansay retired from the Frank Noone Shoe Co., Inc. in Taunton as the manufacturing firm’s […]

  • Newburyport

    Newburyport – Florence M. Hick…

    Newburyport – Florence M. Hickman of Newburyport, formerly of Saugus, and Brooks, Maine, died peacefully on April 5, 2018 at Brigham Manor in Newburyport. She was the wife of the late Ian E. B. Hickman who died on December 20, 2003. Florence was born in Belfast, Maine on May 13, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Frank L. and Rachel M. (Boardman) McAvey. After graduating from Crosby High School, Florence moved to Boston where she enjoyed living and working. She met and married Ian Hickman in 1948. They moved to Saugus where they built their home and raised their family. There, Florence enjoyed cooking fresh family meals, sewing…

  • Newburyport

    Seabrook, NH – Mildred A. Dow,…

    Seabrook, NH – Mildred A. Dow, 85, of Seabrook, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born in Brentwood March 15, 1933, a daughter of the late Charles A. and Abbie (Knowles) Knowles. Mrs. Dow attended Amesbury High School and was employed for the former Welpro Shoe Company over a period of 20 years. In 1986 she worked for D.G. O’Brien Company until retiring in 1996. After retiring she worked part time at Seabrook dog track until 2016. She was a lifelong resident of Seabrook and a member of the Four Corners Advent Christian Church. She was the wife of the late Marvin…

  • Newburyport

    Newburyport, MA – Lucille H. (…

    Newburyport, MA – Lucille H. (Sadoski) Upton died peacefully at home on Easter Monday afternoon, April 2, 2018, in Newburyport, surrounded by her five children. She lived for many years with Alzheimer’s Disease, which never diminished her dignity, grace, generosity of spirit and joyful personality. Born to Helen Jastrembski and Charles Sadoski in Salem, Massachusetts in 1928, Lucille had a spirited upbringing in that city surrounded by friendship and fellowship while pursuing numerous outdoor activities. She graduated from Salem Classical and High School as Class Secretary in 1946 and immediately matriculated at Salem Hospital School of Nursing, where she was distinguished by her special gifts in the nursing arts and…

  • Newburyport

    Hampton, NH – Charlotte R. Sul…

    Hampton, NH – Charlotte R. Sullivan, 75, of Hampton, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Exeter Hospital after a long struggle with lung cancer. Her loving family was by her side. She was born in Seabrook, November 18, 1942 a daughter of the late Daniel E. and Ruth H. (Bailey) Janvrin, Jr. Her father was killed in action fighting with General Patton’s 3rd Army Infantry Division on November 12, 1944 while reaching the Rhine River in Southern France. Charlotte was only two years old at the time. Charlotte attended Newburyport and Winnacunnet High Schools. She worked in the computer industry for a time but was most dedicated as a Mom,…

  • Salem

    Marblehead, MA – Margaret Thom…

    Marblehead, MA – Margaret Thomson Reiley, 92, formerly of Swampscott, passed away peacefully on April 3rd, 2018. Peggy was born in Philadelphia on March 8, 1926. She attended the Lower Marion High School and the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a varsity swimmer and field hockey goalie, and a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She was married for 43 years to James M. Reiley, who passed away in 1993. Together they were parents to Kendree Parker of Dover, N.H., Ross Reiley (Dani Dedor) and Toby Reiley (Sally) of Marblehead; grandparents to nine, and great grandparents of three. Peggy is also survived by her identical twin sisters, Jean Castillo…

  • Salem

    Danvers – Reverend Charles L. …

    Danvers – Reverend Charles L. Wilson, 86, of Danvers, beloved husband of Hildegard M. (Hemmerich) Wilson, died Saturday March 31, 2018 at Salem Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Buffalo, New York he was the son of the late Charles H. and Viola (Sypher) Wilson. He was raised and educated in New York and was a graduate of Manlius Military School. Charles continued his education and received his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Rochester. An honorably discharged veteran, Charles proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean War. Following his discharge from the Army, Charles received his degree in Theological Studies…

  • Salem

    Danvers – Frank G. Haley, 87, …

    Danvers – Frank G. Haley, 87, passed away on April 5, 2018 in Addison Gilbert Hospital. He was the loving husband of Joan E. (Anderson) Haley, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Lynn on July 9, 1930, he was the son of the late Frank and Florence (Gibney) Haley. He was raised and educated in Salem and graduated from Salem High School in 1948. Frank served our country during the Korean War with the United States Navy and was honorably discharged. He received his BA from Northeastern University in 1959. Frank had been employed as a financial manager at General Electric for over 40 years and…

  • Salem

    Peabody – Michael J. Marotta, …

    Peabody – Michael J. Marotta, Jr., 84, husband of the late Elaine B. “Bunny” (Hayes) Marotta, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday April 3, 2018. Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Michael J. and Theresa (Paldi) Marotta. He grew up in Revere, and graduated from the Immaculate Conception High School in Revere. He attended Boston College for a brief period before enlisting for his service for our country. He was a veteran of the Korean War, with service in the United States Air Force. Mike enjoyed a longtime career with James J. Derba Wholesale Meats of Chelsea. He served in many capacities from Sales, to Meat…

  • Salem

    Naples, FL – Claude E. Vautin …

    Naples, FL – Claude E. Vautin of Naples, Fla., passed away peacefully on Friday, March 30, 2018 at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, with whom he shared 58 wonderful years. Claude will be lovingly remembered by his extended family, including his sons Tom and his wife, Shirley of Brewster, Mass, Bob and his wife, Susan of Scarborough, Maine, Bill and his wife, Joan of Sammamish, Wash.; his five grandsons, Tom and his wife, Beatriz, James and his wife Siming, Jeff and his wife Jane, Brian and his wife, Mary, David, and his granddaughter, Jacqui; as well as his four great-grandsons, Zachary, Tyler,…

  • Lawrence

    Bruce P. Hansen

    Haverhill – Bruce P. Hansen, 78, passed away peacefully at his home after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Oceanside, Long Island he was the son of the late Peter E and H. Violet (Hiltz) Hansen. He moved to the family farm in Haverhill at age…

  • Lawrence

    John M. La Creta

    Hampton, NH – John M. La Creta, 53, of Hampton, formerly of Tewksbury, Mass., died unexpectedly Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. He was born on March 1, 1965 to John J. La Creta of Salem, NH, and the late Alberta…

  • Lawrence

    Joan L. (Abate) Hall

    Methuen – Joan L. (Abate) Hall, 90, of Methuen, died Monday April 2 at Maplewood Nursing Center in Amesbury. Joan was born in Methuen on March 2, 1928 to the late Alfio and Leona (Angelari) Abate. She was a graduate of Searles High School and…

  • Lawrence

    Louis J. Cusenza

    Haverhill – Louis J. Cusenza, 77, husband of Shirley A. (Simonian) Cusenza, passed away April 2, 2018 at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill after being stricken ill suddenly. Born in East Boston, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna…

  • Lawrence

    Friederike E. (Horwedel) Heiter

    Westford – Mrs. Friederike (Horwedel) Heiter, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018. Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Friederike at the J. A. Healy Sones Funeral Home, 57 N. Main St., Westford, Mass. on Saturday, April 7th…

  • Lexington

    Caroline Johnston

    Caroline Johnston April 03, 2018 Johnston, Caroline P. (Cunningham) of Lexington, April 3, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Walter D. Johnston. Loving mother of Mark D. Johnston and his View full obituary

  • Spencer

    Irene L. (Braconnier) Butcher 4/2/2018 12:00:00 AM Spencer,MA

    EAST BROOKFIELD: Irene L. (Braconnier) Butcher, 97, formerly of Evergreen St., died Monday, April 2 in Quaboag Nursing & Rehab, W.Brookfield. She was the wife of Nicholas Butcher who died in 2001. She leaves her daughters Carol R. (Los) Premo and her husband Robert of North Brookfield and Mary S. (Los) Wilson and her husband Carl of W.Brookfield, grandchildren Michelle (Wilson) Chavez, Carl H. Wilson, Jr., and Nichole (Premo) Thestrup, great grandchildren Manuel Chavez, Madelyn Wilson, Abigail Wilson, Richard & Nicholas Thestrup, step sons Bruce Butcher of Calif., and William Cullen of Calif., step grandchildren Patty, Roxanne and William Butcher, nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her step son…

  • Springfield

    Carl A. Smith

    Carl A. Smith Send Flowers February 02, 1946 – March 21, 2018 Carl Smith age 72, transitioned from this life March 21st, 2018 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA. He was born in Springfield, Ma on February 2,1946 to View full obituary

  • Worcester County

    Janice Lillian Reidy 4/3/2018 12:00:00 AM Worcester,MA

    Janice Lillian (Passehl) Reidy died 3 April 2018 after a short illness. Born in Philadelphia to Carl Robert and Lily (Keiser) Passehl, she attended Philadelphia public schools before entering the Philadelphia College of Art. Subsequently, she worked at Provident Trust before joining the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps at the outbreak of WWII. She worked as an aircraft plotting officer at Fort Brady, Sault Ste Marie, MI, where she met her future husband, Philip Reidy, a native of Worcester. On arriving in Worcester, Janice immediately became involved in Worcester’s voluntary organizations, often servicing as an officer. Among the organizations she supported were the Girl Scouts, the Worcester Natural History Museum (now…

  • Southbridge

    Jacqueline M. Hayes of Grafton, MA, June 25, 1936 – April 4, 2018

    GRAFTON: Jaqueline “Jackie” M. (Heenan) Hayes R.N., aged 81, peacefully departed this world for her home in Heaven on Wednesday April 4, 2018 at Overlook Masonic Post-Acute Health Center in Charlton Massachusetts. Jackie was born in Worcester Massachusetts, attended Worcester Public schools and was a long-time resident of Grafton Massachusetts. Jackie was predeceased by her husband James G. Hayes in 1998. She was also predeceased by her parents Walter and Leona (Brown) Heenan, her brother and two sisters. Jackie leaves behind two Step sons; Michael Hayes and his wife Hope (Conrad Wilson) and Daniel and Katherine Hayes and one step daughter; June Derby. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren…

  • Cape Cod

    Thornton “Ben” E. Tobey

    FAIRHAVEN – Thornton “Ben” E. Tobey, of Fairhaven, MA, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at home. He was the husband of the late Patricia A. (Cahoon) Tobey. Born in Bourne, MA, a son of the late Ellery S. and Pearl G. (Hammond) Tobey.Ben had worked for the Town of Bourne as a custodian for many years.He is survived by his children, Elizabeth Rice, Deborah St. Jean, Pamela M. Tobey, Thornton E. Tobey, Jr., and Thomas S. Tobey. He is also survived by 13 […]

  • Cape Cod

    Helen G. Peterson

    EASTHAM – Helen Peterson, 92, died on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Mansfield, MA, following an illness.Mrs. Peterson (née Marchese) was born in Perth Amboy, N.J., and attended Georgian Court College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English. She later earned a master’s degree in education from North Adams (Mass.) State College. In 1950, she married Richard Peterson, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II.Mrs. Peterson was an accomplished […]

  • Cape Cod

    Mary Lou H. DePalma

    MASHPEE – Let there be no doubt that Mary Lou Helena (Burke) DePalma is today sitting on the beach in the heavens with a good book by her side. Other than the love and joy of being with her two daughters and eight grandchildren, the beach is where she would choose to be.Her family announces her sudden passing this weekend.”Marie,” as her daughters lovingly called her, was born in Newton, MA on June 26, 1949, and graduated with the class of ’67 from Wakefield HS. Mary is […]

  • Cape Cod

    Edward W. Wikar

    HARWICH – Edward Walter Wikar, 78, of Ludlow and Harwich, MA, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018 surrounded by his children at Huntsville Hospital in Alabama.Ed was born in Ludlow, MA to Charles and Catherine Wikar. He attended Ludlow schools and was a lifelong member of the Carpenters Union Local #108.Ed was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying fishing and hunting. If he wasn’t fishing with his friends and family, he was thinking about fishing, getting ready to […]

  • Cape Cod

    Robert McCarthy

    W. YARMOUTH – Robert McCarthy, “Papa,” Gy. Sgt., Retired USMC 20 years, and a Korean and Vietnam veteran, passed away on April 2, 2018 at the age of 89. He was the husband of Marilyn A. McCarthy.Mr. McCarthy was born in Boston and raised and educated in Quincy. He served with the 1st Marine Division in the Korean War from 1952-1953 and with the 1st Marine Air Wing in Vietnam from 1965-1966. Gunnery Sgt. McCarthy was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal Combat […]

  • Boston

    Irenes Colon 4/3/2018 12:00:00 AM Boston,MA

    Irenes Colon, age 79, in Orlando, Florida, died on April 3, 2018. Visiting hours at the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home 10 Tower St. (Opp. Forest Hills MBTA station) Jamaica Plain on Sunday April 8 from 12 noon until 3 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday April 9. Those details will be announced soon.

  • Boston

    Mychajlo Frankiwskyj 4/3/2018 12:00:00 AM Boston,MA

    Mychajlo Frankiwskyj of West Roxbury, April 3, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Anastazia (Waznyj) and devoted father of Romanna Michajliw and her husband Walter. Cherished grandfather of Christina Kochan and Larysa Morris. Great grandfather of Nicholas and Cateryna Kochan and Zachary and Samantha Morris. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church 146 Forest Hills St. Jamaica Plain on Friday April 13 from 4-7 pm and attend a Requiem Divine Liturgy at the church on Saturday April 14 at 10 am. Interment, St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Christ the King Ukrainian…

  • Boston

    Jonathan Allan Cruz 4/1/2018 12:00:00 AM Boston,MA

    Jonathan Allan Cruz, age 26 of Dorchester on April 1, 2018. Son of Manuel Cruz and Marta V. Figueroa. Visiting hours at the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home 10 Tower St. (Opp. Forest Hills MBTA Station) Jamaica Plain on Friday April 6 from 5-9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas Aquinas Church 95 South St. Jamaica Plain on Saturday April 7 at 10 am. Interment will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery.

  • Boylston

    Joseph R. McMahon 3/27/2018 12:00:00 AM West Boylston,MA

    WEST BOYLSTON- Joseph (Joey, Joe, Rook) R. McMahon, 27, tragically succumbed to his addiction on Tuesday March 27, 2018, but he was much more than an addict and that is what needs to be remembered. He was a father, son, brother and an instant friend to all that met him. He was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts on December 20, 1990 a son to Michael McMahon and Melanie (Punch) Swalec. From a young age, Joe was an extreme sports fan on both the college and professional levels and could remember more stats than seemed humanly possible. He was a talented golfer and went on to become a popular and frequently requested…

  • Chicopee

    Francis A. “Bud” Getto, Sr. 4/3/2018 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE ~ Francis A. “Bud” Getto, Sr., 86, of the Fairview section of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. He passed into Eternal Life at Heritage Hall West in Agawam surrounded by the care and comfort of his loving family. He was born in Springfield on May 22, 1931, a beloved son of the late Frank A. and Mae (Tobin) Getto. He was raised in Springfield and lived there for many years. He later lived in the Willimansett section of Chicopee before moving to Fairview in 1956. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and attained the rank of Corporal.…

  • Dedham

    Harriet (Pappas) Demakes 4/3/2018 12:00:00 AM Dedham,MA

    DEMAKES Harriet (Pappas) of Dedham passed away on April 3, 2018. She is survived by her loving husband Charles P. Demakes. Devoted sister of Marie Georgelis of Milford. Harriet was the daughter of the late John and Nancy (Zevitas) Pappas of Boston. Harriet was the proud aunt of several nieces and nephews both here and in Nebraska. A long time resident of Dedham, Harriet was a reading specialist in the town’s public schools for many years. She had received her bachelor’s degree in education from Boston State Teacher’s College and her Master’s Degree from Simmons College. Harriet had an outgoing personality as well as having a caring attitude which endeared…