• New Bedford

    Gwendolyn Todman, 89

     NEW BEDFORD — Gwendolyn Todman, 89 of New Bedford, MA passed away on April 22, 2018 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Edward A. Tedman, Sr.She is survived by her sister Viola Waters and children Cleo, Lori, Jeffrey, Suzanne, Gretchen, John, Joel, and Edward Jr., grandchildren, great grandchildren and a niece Lisa Baynes. Visitation will be at United House of Prayer, 419 Kempton Street, New Bedford, MA on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. […]

  • New Bedford

    Geraldine DeCosta, 89

    MATTAPOISETT — Geraldine “Gerry” (Francis) DeCosta, 89, of Mattapoisett died May 1, 2018 at Sippican Health Care Center after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late John N. “Jackie” DeCosta.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Antone and Mary (Paes) Francis, she was raised in Acushnet and lived in Mattapoisett since 1949.Mrs. DeCosta was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett.She was formerly employed by Acushnet Company for 18 years […]

  • New Bedford

    Gabriel De Melo, 66

     ACUSHNET — Gabriel De Melo, 66, of Acushnet, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Alice De Melo with whom he shared 43 years of marriage.Born and raised in Pico da Pedra, Sao Miguel, Azores, he was one of eight children born to Gabriel and Cecilia De Melo. He referred to his hometown as Cidade Pico da Pedra and always felt that his heart belonged there. While in the Azores, he served in the Mozambique […]

  • New Bedford

    George Barros, 82

    BARROS: of New Bedford, Saturday, April 28, 2018, George, 82. Son of the late Nicolau and Mary (Pina Sequeira) Barros. Calling hours are 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Donaghy-Hathaway Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford. His funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Taunton. Visit www.hathawayfunerals.com

  • Salem

    Peabody – Mrs. Mary Catherine …

    Peabody – Mrs. Mary Catherine (Kane) Kavanagh, 88, of Peabody, beloved wife of the late Arthur Arsenault, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Gloucester Healthcare Center in Gloucester. Born in New York, New York, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Marguerite (Kennedy) Kane. She was raised and educated at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forrest Hills, New York, and continued studying at Marymount College. Mrs. Kavanagh was employed at Condé Nast prior to becoming a full-time mother. Later in life, she especially enjoyed working at the Irish Cottage in Peabody, and received great satisfaction volunteering at the North Shore Cancer Center. She loved all things…

  • Gloucester

    Gloucester – Madeline A. (Shie…

    Gloucester – Madeline A. (Shields) Parsons (92) born in Gloucester, Mass., on June 5, 1925, passed away peacefully on the evening of April 24. She was the wife of predeceased husband Frank B. Parsons Sr. Madeline’s family was her main love and focus of her life. She was well known for her baking, especially her famous Christmas cookies, hosting family functions and sewing clothes and doll clothes for gifts. Madeline loved making others happy, whether it be volunteering for her grandchildren’s school functions or baking and cooking for her church group. She enjoyed being an Avon representative for several years. She worked at several convenience stores in her neighborhood, and…

  • Gloucester

    Gloucester – Marilyn H. Goodwi…

    Gloucester – Marilyn H. Goodwin, 93, of Gloucester, Mass., wife of the late William W. Goodwin, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, after a brief illness. Marilyn was born in Gloucester, Mass., on June 25, 1924, the daughter of the late Daniel James and Mary (Roderick) McDonald. Marilyn graduated from Gloucester High School, class of 1942. She was an excellent student, graduating in the top 10 of her class and earning a Sawyer Medal and also the Spanish Book Prize. After graduating Marilyn went to work for Lepages and then for the city of Gloucester in the water department. She worked there…

  • Salem

    Lynn – Arnold O. “Andy” Anders…

    Lynn – Arnold O. “Andy” Anderson, age 92, of Lynn, died Sunday in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Lorraine R. (Mangano) Anderson. Born and raised in Swampscott, he was the son of the late Arthur O. and Christine (Peterson) Anderson. He had lived in Lynn since 1962. Andy served in the United States Navy Seabees during WWII. He was stationed at Okinawa and lived through the great typhoon there. A ship’s cook, 3rd class, he learned of his love of cooking during his time in the Navy. He left Swampscott High School before graduation to enter the…

  • Salem

    5th Anniversary In loving memo…

    5th Anniversary In loving memory of Sally F Langis October 2, 1921 – May 2, 2013 Today is the 5th anniversary of the day we said goodbye to you. Your influence still guides us and we feel you near. Time may pass and bring changes, but Mom, our memory of you will be cherished, we will hold you in our hearts forever. Lovingly missed by Ray, Joe, Nancy, Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, other family & friends

  • Salem

    Andover, MA – Patricia “Pat” J…

    Andover, MA – Patricia “Pat” J. Hall, 89, of Andover, Mass., formerly of Peabody, Mass., died Tuesday, April 30, 2018, at the Atria Marland Place in Andover. She was married to the late Robert “Bob” A. Hall, who died on April 19, 2016. Born and raised in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late James and Jane (Dunn) Haley. She graduated from Lowell High School, with the class of 1946. Pat worked as a secretary for the Lowell Tax Collectors Office. She met her husband while working as a civil employee at Fort Devens. She retired in 1992 from Forbes Engineering in Salem, Mass. She was a communicant of…

  • Salem

    Danvers – Mr. Arthur F. Miller…

    Danvers – Mr. Arthur F. Miller, 72, of Danvers, beloved husband of Arlene Marie (Licata) Miller, died Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Massachusetts General hospital in Boston surrounded by his loving family. Born in Greenfield, he was the son of the late Charles Russell and Helen Elizabeth (Spencer) Miller, and stepfather Carl Schuele. He was raised and educated in Greenfield and attended Greenfield High School. Mr. Miller had been employed with North Shore Council on Alcoholism and for 23 years had been the Facilities Coordinator for Christian Book Distributors in Peabody until the time of his retirement. A resident of the Town of Danvers for over 40 years, Arthur enjoyed…

  • Salem

    Peabody – Manuel Vilar, age 92…

    Peabody – Manuel Vilar, age 92, of Peabody, died Monday in the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a brief illness. He was the husband of Catherine G. “Kay” (Cordeau) Vilar, with whom he shared 67 years of marriage. Born and raised in East Boston, he was the son of the late Jesus and Maria (Torres) Vilar. He had lived in Peabody since 1966. Manuel served in the United States Navy during World War II. He had worked as a designer for Teledyne and PRI in Billerica for many years until his retirement in 1998. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his godchild, John Repucci of Saugus; his…

  • Salem

    Danvers – John A. ‘Pete’ Caron…

    Danvers – John A. ‘Pete’ Caron, 75, of Danvers, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, Monday, April 30, 2018, at the Devereux House in Marblehead following a long illness. He was the loving husband of Christine J. (Thibault) Caron with whom he had shared 55 years of marriage. Born and raised in Salem, he was the son of the late Eugene and Lucy C. (Corriveau) Caron. Pete was employed for over 25 years with GTE Sylvania retiring in 2004 as a unit supervisor. Pete was the consummate family man. He was devoted to his wife, children their spouses and granddaughter. He loved puttering around the house “fixing”…

  • Salem

    Lynn, MA – Stephen P. Hooley o…

    Lynn, MA – Stephen P. Hooley of Lynn, Massachusetts passed away unexpectedly on April 17, 2018 at the age of 55. Steve was born on May 13, 1962 in Salem to the late Francis and Sheila ( Harrington) Hooley. He was also predeceased by his brother Mark Hooley. Steve was raised in Salem and was a graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody. He worked for many years as a CDL driver for multiple businesses. Steve was a lover of nature and regularly participated in a number of outdoor activities, most notably fishing and camping. He had developed an affinity for gardening. He was a sports enthusiast having played…

  • Salem

    Middleton – Mrs. Ann “Sue” Lou…

    Middleton – Mrs. Ann “Sue” Louise (Swinnerton) (Goodale) Richardson, 82, of Middleton, wife of late Massachusetts State Trooper, Alton P. Goodale and the late town of Middleton Police Chief, Edward Richardson, died Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Cardigan Nursing Home in Scituate. Born in Beverly, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Putnam and Mildred (Gates) Swinnerton. She was raised and educated in Danvers and attended the former Holten High School, class of 1954, in Danvers. Sue had been employed with the Middleton School Department at Fuller Meadow School and the Howe-Manning School as the school secretary until the time of her retirement. A loving wife, mother and grandmother,…

  • Salem

    Boxford, formerly of Danvers -…

    Boxford, formerly of Danvers – Trudi A. (Cassola) MacKay, 84, beloved wife of the late Robert C. MacKay, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at home. Born and raised in Beverly, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence J. and Eleanor G. (Noyes) Cassola. She grew up and went to school in Beverly. Mrs. MacKay had been employed for many years at the United Shoe Machine Corporation in Beverly. She raised her family in Danvers and lived the past 16 years in Boxford. Trudi was sustained by the love of her family, her family was sustained by her love. Trudi’s greatest enjoyment came from attending events with her…

  • Vineyard Haven

    Tony McGrath

    Tony McGrath, of Martha’s Vineyard, Palm Springs, and New York City, was a pioneer in producing theater on the streets of New York City, has died in his New York City home at the age of 90. He fell short of his theory that he and all people should live until 140. He based this theory on the premise that living creatures should live to seven times their age of maturity. People mature at 20, therefore they should live to 140. A graduate of Balboa High School in San Francisco, he went to St. Mary’s College of California with a basketball and football scholarship. McGrath lived in the Highlands section…

  • Vineyard Haven

    Jack Reed

    Jack Reed, longtime previous resident of the Martha’s Vineyard community, died on April 17, 2018, in Colorado. My dad, Jack Reed, kept asking for a wheelbarrow so he could get out of the Grand Junction Hospital he was admitted to on April 11th for a sudden and major stroke. The nurses laughed, but my brothers and I knew he was not joking. On April 17, Ralph, a Republican dairy farmer whom my dad bought milk from for the past 12 years stopped by the hospital. I met Ralph 12 years before, when my dad moved from the Island to Colorado. My brother Zoli and I used to eat mint ice…