• Gloucester

    Danvers, MA – Scott R. Melle, …

    Danvers, MA – Scott R. Melle, 55, of Danvers, Mass., passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018, in the comfort of his home among friends and loving caregivers. He was born in Gloucester on February 13, 1963, son of the late Francis and Dorothy (Lewis) Melle. Scott was a member of the Bass River Day program in Beverly for many years and had many friends and acquaintances there. Scott was an easy going, warm-hearted person who was loved by family and friends. He enjoyed listening to jazz swing music as he was influenced by his father’s love of jazz and musicianship as a flugelhorn player. Scott was particularly fond of…

  • Gloucester

    Barre, VT – Troy David Mitchel…

    Barre, VT – Troy David Mitchell, 25, went to be with the Lord on April 7, 2018. He was born on October 18, 1992, in Gloucester, Mass., to Joseph and Erika (Williams) Mitchell. Troy attended schools in Gloucester, Mass., Jupiter, Fla., and graduated from Harwood Union High School in Duxbury, Vt. Troy served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2011–2015. Besides his adoring parents, Troy is survived by his loving sister Molly Mitchell and her partner, Christopher Cadorette of West Palm Beach, Fla.; his loving brother Jared Mitchell who is serving in the U.S. Navy. Maternal grandparents David and Challis Williams; paternal grandmother Judith Mitchell; uncles Aaron Williams; Robert Mitchell…

  • Gloucester

    Gloucester, MA – Felicia Alice…

    Gloucester, MA – Felicia Alice (Curcuru) Sheedy, 91, of Gloucester, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2018. She lived a long and happy life and died in her home, overlooking the calming waves of Wonson Cove, surrounded by those who loved her. Filly, as she was known by family and friends, was born in Gloucester on April 1, 1927. Her father, Salvatore “Sam” Curcuru was born in Terrasini, on the island of Sicily, in Italy. Her mother, the former Caterina “Catherine” Parisi, was also of Sicilian descent. Filly was always very conscious of her heritage and was proud to celebrate and pass on the culture and traditions of Sicilian-Italians. Filly…

  • Gloucester

    Gloucester – Ellen S. (Segal) …

    Gloucester – Ellen S. (Segal) Bevins, 69, of Gloucester, wife of Fred M. Bevins III, passed away after a lengthy battle with breast cancer at Lahey Hospital in Burlington, Mass., on April 8, 2018. Ellen was born in Malden, Mass., on July 3, 1948. She was the daughter of the late Samuel George and Anne Frances (Book) Segal. Ellen attended Brookline High School and continued her studies at Brooks College in Boston earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. The sun was her favorite thing. Any chance she could be at the beach or out on her deck catching some rays; that is what she loved. She…

  • Newburyport

    Byfield, MA – MaryAnn Kardek, …

    Byfield, MA – MaryAnn Kardek, age 87, of Amesbury, Massachusetts, passed away on April 9, 2018. She was born on November 7, 1930, to Eugene and Mary Willis of West Newbury. She grew up in the town of West Newbury and married Joseph Kardek, an Amesbury resident, on April 15, 1956. MaryAnn and Joseph spent their life in Amesbury raising their three children, Jo-Ann, Joseph Jr., and Patti. MaryAnn was a loving and devoted mother who worked at Amesbury Hospital, and Maplewood Manor, for many years. She loved bowling, scouring yard sales, going out to breakfast at the Whistling Kettle/Hollow Cafe, and having Friday night dinners with old friends. She…

  • Newburyport

    Newburyport, MA – Phillip Sate…

    Newburyport, MA – Phillip Satenstein died at Beth Israel Hospital, surrounded by family, on April 9, 2018, due to pulmonary disease. He was 76. Phil was born on September 23, 1941, along with his twin sister Phoebe in Malden, Massachusetts. His parents, Francis and Jacob Satenstein raised Phil, Phoebe and his other siblings, Karen and Elliot in Newburyport. Phil was a gifted and passionate artist. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, though he left his studies early to work for his father at Jack’s Auto Parts in Amesbury, Massachusetts. The store would eventually be known as JS Auto, which Phil ran with his son,…

  • Newburyport

    Georgetown – Mr. Kenneth W. Nu…

    Georgetown – Mr. Kenneth W. Nunan Sr., 103, of Georgetown, formerly of Saugus, died peacefully on Friday evening, April 6, 2018, at the Country Center Health and Rehabilitation in Newburyport. He was the husband of the late Marion T. (Bailey) Nunan. Ken and Marion met in Georgetown and were married in 1941. Marion died in 1983. Ken later married Eileen (Bulman) Twohig Nunan who died in 2011. Ken was born February 21, 1915, in Saugus. He is the son of the late Albert D. and Annie (Campbell) Nunan. Upon graduating from Essex Agricultural School he worked with his father and brother Albert Jr. in the family business. This was known…

  • Newburyport

    Haverhill, MA – Frances T. Ver…

    Haverhill, MA – Frances T. Verrette, age 90, died April 8, 2018, at Haverhill Crossings Assisted Living. Born in Newburyport on May 3, 1927, she was one of two daughters of the late Frank J.Verrette and the late Caroline M.(Dondero) Verrette. A graduate of St. Joseph’s Parochial School, Amesbury High School, class of 1944, and graduated cum laude from Boston University in 1948. Frances had a lifelong career at the Aetna Company. Her passions included walking, fine dining, classic movies and traveling. Her deep rooted love of dogs never diminished. Frances leaves behind three nieces and a nephew; George A.Verrette Jr., Kara L.Verrette, Laura G.Verrette and husband Todd Proia all…

  • Newburyport

    Seabrook, NH – Tanya M. Patter…

    Seabrook, NH – Tanya M. Patterson, 71, of Seabrook, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at her home. Tanya was born in Monson, Maine, the only daughter of the late Maurice and Ruth (Costigan) Davis. Raised in Monson, Tanya graduated from Monson High in 1964 and later, earned her associate degree in Accounting. She married the love of her life, the late David L. Patterson Sr. in 1966, and after spending time in Danvers and Peabody, Mass., settled into Amesbury, Mass., to raise their family. She had worked at the former Wilson Square Drugstore in Peabody for over 10 years and also worked as a bookkeeper for a…

  • Newburyport

    Newburyport, MA – Roy Simpson …

    Newburyport, MA – Roy Simpson Tarr Jr., age 63, known as “Jay,” died from medical complications at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on Saturday, April 7, 2017, surrounded by his family. Born in Newburyport on February 26, 1955, he was the son of Priscilla Tarr and the late Roy S. Tarr. Raised in Georgetown, Jay absolutely loved “the farm,” caring for all the animals and raising all sorts of vegetables, which shaped his life and he enthusiastically shared it with all his family. He was a graduate of Essex Agricultural & Technical High School as well as Salem State University. He loved working as a landscaper in his…

  • Salem

    Marblehead – Mrs. Rebecca (Dun…

    Marblehead – Mrs. Rebecca (Dunn) Atkins, 93, of Marblehead, beloved wife of the late Captain Stanley J. Atkins (MFD), died Monday, April 9, 2018, at Devereux House Nursing Home in Marblehead. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Coughlin) Dunn. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of the former St. Mary’s High School in Salem. An avid ballroom dancer and world traveler, Rebecca also enjoyed sunbathing, rollercoasters, movies, and sweets. Rebecca is survived by her daughter, Meredith Reardon (Peter) of Marblehead; her sons, Christopher D. Atkins (Barbara) of Clinton, Jeffrey Atkins (Kathy) of Jackson, Mississippi, and Alan Atkins of…

  • Salem

    Haverhill, MA – Passed away Ap…

    Haverhill, MA – Passed away April 5, 2018. Beloved daughter of Leonard and Deborah (Langone) Herrmann of Haverhill. Devoted sister of Alicia Farrell and husband Shawn of Haverhill. Loving aunt of Lenny, Tommy and Maddy Farrell all of Haverhill. Cherished granddaughter of Susan Haskell and husband Peter of Wakefield, Leonard Logan of Michigan and the late Thomas Langone. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service in the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Friday, April 13, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers…

  • Salem

    Janet E. Lendall

    Peabody – Janet E. Lendall, 80, died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday April 3, 2018. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Janet (Dalton) Lendall. She grew up in Peabody, and graduated from Peabody High School, class of 1955. Miss Lendall was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Navy for 10 years. She earned a Purple Heart after surviving an explosion in Vietnam. She continued her service to country working for the Central Intelligence Agency for many years. She operated her business, Take a Letter Please, as an independent bookkeeper and performed temporary secretarial work. She was an Executive Personal…

  • Salem

    Salem – Yolande M. (Cabana) Fo…

    Salem – Yolande M. (Cabana) Fortier, 93, of Salem, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, April 9, 2018. She was the wife of the late George Fortier with whom she had shared 41 years of marriage. Born and raised in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of the late J. Felix and Aldea (Couturier) Cabana. Yolande moved to the North Shore in 1946. She first lived in Lynn and later moved to Salem. She was a loving wife, mother, and memere, and devoted her life to creating a welcoming home for her family. She loved cooking and baking treats for her family and friends. Yolande also enjoyed…

  • Salem

    Peabody – Manuel Tomaz Bettenc…

    Peabody – Manuel Tomaz Bettencourt, 81, of Peabody, passed away early Saturday morning at the NSMC-Union Hospital in Lynn, surrounded by his family, following an illness. He was the beloved husband of Maria L. Bettencourt. Manuel was born on July 3, 1936, in Graciosa, Azores, Portugal, son of the late Manuel T. and Maria (Candida) Bettencourt. He was raised and educated in Graciosa and served in the Portuguese military, having been stationed in India and Mozambique. He emigrated to the United States in 1966. Prior to his retirement, Manuel worked for many years in the leather industry, primarily in Peabody. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church,…

  • Salem

    Ipswich – David Wegzyn, 61, of…

    Ipswich – David Wegzyn, 61, of Ipswich, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Massachusetts General Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born in Ipswich on October 29, 1956, the son of Gladys (Baran) Wegzyn and the late Frederick Wegzyn of Ipswich. David was a 1974 graduate of Ipswich High School, and grew up on his family farm tending to the cattle, pigs, and vegetables, along with haying. David loved farming, the outdoors, and farm equipment with hay and tractor work being his specialty. He was also a licensed plumber who worked for many local plumbers in the area. He leaves behind his…

  • Salem

    Danvers – Richard T. Sillars, …

    Danvers – Richard T. Sillars, 87, of Danvers, passed away peacefully at Beverly Hospital on April 8, 2018, with his loving family by his side. He was the son of the late E. Vernon and Gertrude Sillars of North Reading. Richard is survived by his devoted wife Louise (Lally) Sillars; daughters Lori and husband Patrick Kien, Donna and husband Donald West; sons Paul and wife Jodie Sillars, and Scott and wife Lisa Sillars; eight grandchildren, Michael, Jason, Jeremy, David, Kristen, Andrew, Kyle, and Camden, and two great-grandchildren, Lily and Jack. He was predeceased by an infant granddaughter, Kathryn. He is also survived by two brothers, Robert and Donald; and a…

  • Wilmington

    Marcia A. McSwiggin

    Marcia A. McSwiggin (Ripley), age 93, of Danvers formerly of Lynn, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2018. Marcia was the beloved wife of the late Robert L. McSwiggin, devoted mother of Gail Lawrence of Danvers, Cindy Cormier of Citrus Heights, CA, the late Scott McSwiggin and Cathy Gallant. Loving “Grandma’ of George, Chelsea, Sean, Mike, Adam, Brent, Derek and great-grandchildren Adelle, Zara and David. Cherished daughter of the late Herbert and Norma (Wiswell) Ripley, dear sister of Bruce Ripley of Ipswich and the late Jean Rich. Marcia was also the special aunt of Linda Cassidy of Danvers and is further survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and friends…

  • Wilmington

    Rita B. DiPlatzi

    Rita B. DiPlatzi (Taddeo), age 93, of Everett and Wilmington, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Rita was born in Molise, Italy, on March 4, 1925; she was the cherished daughter of the late Nicholino and Antonia Taddeo. Rita moved with her family to the United States at the age of 13 and they settled in Everett; Rita loved her new home and her new friends. Rita was educated in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School. Rita married the “love of her life” Patrick DiPlatzi in 1947; the couple continued to live in Everett to be closer to family and where they…

  • Chicopee

    Lisa A. Desroches 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE – Lisa Ann Desroches, 52, of the Aldenville section of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Monday, April 9, 2018. She passed into Eternal Life at Holyoke Medical Center surrounded by the care and comfort of her loving family. She was born in Holyoke on August 23, 1965, a beloved daughter of the late Lionel R. “Tatoo” Desroches and Doris T. (Roy) Desroches. She was raised in the Aldenville section of Chicopee, graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive High School and was a lifelong resident of the city. Lisa enjoyed embroidering, listening to music, and watching movies and Broadway musicals and plays. She was a communicant of Sainte Rose de Lima…

  • Dartmouth

    Barbara Ann Johnson 4/8/2018 12:00:00 AM Dartmouth,MA

    DARTMOUTH – Barbara Ann Johnson (Barb or Barbie but never Babs), age 82, passed away Sunday April 8th, 2018 at Brandon Woods Nursing Home in Dartmouth. Born on November 13th 1935 in New Bedford, Ma to parents Florence Irwin and Carl Mattsson. She spent her life in Dartmouth, Massachusetts where she married the late Erik B. Johnson. She graduated from Dartmouth High School in 1953 and worked as a Switchboard Operator/Secretary at Rodney Metals/Teledyne. She is survived by her sister Marilyn Sullivan; her two children Carl Johnson & Lynn Johnson-Wittsell; and her 4 grandchildren Erik Johnson, Leif Johnson, Carly Johnson and Rowan Wittsell She loved spending time with her family,…

  • Dedham

    Luisa (Mercadante) Musto 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AM Dedham,MA

    MUSTO, Luisa (Mercadante) 87, of Walpole formerly of Dedham, died Monday, April 9, 2018 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She was born in San Michele, Italy and came to America in 1958 with her two oldest children to join her husband, Luigi Musto. Together they built two successful construction companies and a loving family with six children. She was most at home in the basement kitchen where she dished out love in the form of homemade pasta and biscotti. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Luigi in 2000 and brother Angelo Mercadante. She is survived by her six children Ines Petruzziello of Walpole, Annamaria Bitto of Dedham,…

  • Franklin

    James “Jack” W. Sewell III 4/8/2018 12:00:00 AM Franklin,MA

    James ‘Jack’ Walter Sewell III, 18, of Franklin, died unexpectedly from injuries sustained in a car accident on April 8, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born in Framingham on March 24, 2000, the son of James Sewell Jr. and Kelley (Finley) Sewell of Franklin. Jack was senior at Franklin High School having been a part of the Franklin school system since kindergarten. He was knitted into this community through sports, having played baseball, lacrosse, football, and ultimate frisbee. He loved all things outdoors, including hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and four-wheeling with his dad, brother, and all the guys. He loved computers and technology; including video…

  • Lawrence

    Vito T. Augusta

    Amesbury, MA – Vito T. Augusta, 73, of Amesbury, Mass., and formerly of Salem, N.H., left this earth on April 9, 2018. Vito was born on April 28, 1944, to Anna (Conte) Augusta and Gaetano Augusta. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years,…

  • Lawrence

    Jean Driscoll

    Derry, NH / – Jean Driscoll, 75, of Derry, N.H., passed away early on the morning of Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Parkland Medical Center in Derry, N.H., after many years with chronic illnesses. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 24, 1942, a…

  • Lawrence

    Leonor A. (Casey) Pekarski

    Methuen – Leonor A. (Casey) Pekarski, 86, longtime resident of Methuen, passed away on April 8, 2018, at the Dodge Park Rest Home in Worcester, Mass., surrounded by her devoted family. Born to the late John and Agnes (Murphy) Casey in Methuen, she…

  • Lawrence

    Samuel J. Zappala

    Rockledge, FL – Samuel “Sam” Zappala passed away on March 13, 2018, at the Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice House in Rockledge, Fla. He was 75. Sam was predeceased by his parents Alfred J. and Nancy Zappala of North Andover. He graduated in 1960 from…

  • Lawrence

    Catina M. “Tina” Sudano

    Atkinson, NH – Catina M. “Tina” (Paterna) Sudano of Atkinson, N.H., formerly of Plaistow, N.H., and Woburn, Mass. Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018, after a brief illness. She was 98…

  • Lawrence

    Michael D. Sughrue

    Haverhill – Michael Donald Sughrue, 60, passed away unexpectedly at his home on April 8, 2018. Michael was born in Boston on June 21, 1957. Son of the late Donald Francis and Alice Mae Sughrue. He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1975 and…

  • Lawrence

    Karen A. Meola

    Haverhill, MA – Karen A. Meola, 64, a native and lifelong resident of Haverhill, died April 7, 2018, at the High Pointe Hospice House, following a brief illness. Daughter of the late Victor V. and Jennie (Parino) Meola, she was educated in the…

  • Lawrence

    Louis Rizzo

    Salem, NH – Louis J. Rizzo, 91, of Salem, N.H., died Monday, April 9, at Salemhaven. Louis grew up in East Boston, Mass., the son of the late Maria (Boncore) and Diego Rizzo. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a carpenter and worked…

  • Lawrence

    Dr. I.M. Frances Arndt

    Groveland, MA – Irene Muriel Frances Arndt, M.D., of Nichols Village, Groveland, Mass., died Saturday, April 7, 2018, in her home. She was the daughter of Muriel (nee Beven) and Ebenezer Ondatje and was born in Colombo, Ceylon, on June 30, 1919….

  • Mattapoisett

    Winifred T. Carter 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AM Mattapoisett,MA

    Winifred T. (Francis) Carter, 93, of New Bedford passed away at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home on April 9, 2018. Winnie was the wife of the late William J. Carter, Jr., to whom she was married for 68 years. Born and raised in New Bedford, the daughter of the late William and Mary A. ((Murphy) Francis, she resided in Mattapoisett and Fairhaven for the past 30 years. Winnie attended Holy Family High School and married shortly after graduation. She became a young and devoted mother of seven children. She was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett. Winnie was a former member of the Catholic Women’s Club, the…

  • Springfield

    Geraldine D. Whitsett

    Geraldine D. Whitsett Send Flowers September 05, 1943 – April 06, 2018 Geraldine D. Whitsett was born September 5, 1943 in Sylvester, Ga to the late Preston and WillieMae (Cuffie) Sparks. She quietly passed away on Friday evening, April View full obituary

  • Wayland

    Robert A. “RED” Egan 4/7/2018 12:00:00 AM Wayland,MA

    ROBERT A. EGAN MAYNARD: Robert Alfred “Red” Egan, 82, died peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, April 7, 2018 following a period of declining health. He was born in Framingham on May 2, 1935 the son of the late William H. Egan and Marie K. (Hussey) Egan. Red is survived by children William Egan and his wife Melissa of Maynard; John Egan and his wife Rosileia of Leominster; Robert Egan, Jr. of Worcester and Maria Kate Lundberg and her husband Christopher of Hudson. Also survived by four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late James “Bud” Egan, Thomas Egan,…