• New Bedford

    Peter J. Duff, 90

     NEW BEDFORD — Peter James Duff, age 90, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at his residence in Lithia, FL. He was the companion of Mary Dart for 34 years.Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Peter S. Duff and the late Aurora (Cadorette) Duff.Mr. Duff served in the United States Army during World War II. He worked as a master plumber and was the owner operator of Duff Plumbing and Heating.Mr. Duff loved to work. He played golf with the New […]

  • New Bedford

    Ilda B. Starkie

     NEW BEDFORD — Ilda B. Starkie, daughter of the late Manuel Batista and the late Maria (Sol) Batista of Madeira, Portugal, passed away of Friday, May 4, 2018, surrounded by the comforts of her home and her loving family. She lived for 18 years after the passing of her beloved husband Fred Starkie with whom she shared 47 years of marriage. Born and raised in New Bedford, Ilda was a graduate of the New Bedford High School (1947) and the Kinyon Business School (1948). […]

  • Gloucester

    Lynn, MA – Michael J. Smalley,…

    Lynn, MA – Michael J. Smalley, age 50, of Lynn, died suddenly, on Friday, May 4, 2018, after being stricken at his home. He was the beloved husband of Deborah A. (Sheehan) Smalley. Born in Lynn in 1968, Mike was the son of the late Edgar H., Jr. and Carol Jean (Russell) Smalley. He was raised and educated in Lynn and graduated from Lynn Vocational Technical High School in 1986. He worked as a machine shop foreman at Rose’s Marine in Gloucester for over 30 years and also operated Smalley Aquatics. Mike enjoyed boating with his family and was a member of the Fox Hill Yacht Club in Saugus. He…

  • Gloucester

    Gloucester – Caroline McGlenno…

    Gloucester – Caroline McGlennon Stride passed on May 1, 2018. Born in Newton in 1932, she grew up in Salem, attended Concord Academy and graduated from Smith College. She shared an active life in Concord and Gloucester, with her husband of 43 years, William F.A. Stride Jr., until his death in 1997. She is survived by her daughter Katharine Stride Hawkins and her fiancé Thomas W. Balon, of Gloucester; and her son William F.A. Stride III and his wife Loretta Stride, of Littleton, N.H. She was predeceased by her daughter Caroline B. Stride; her brothers John A.S. McGlennon and Richard Darroch McGlennon; and two step-brothers, Joseph and Albert Parker. Caroline…

  • Gloucester

    Gloucester, MA – Grace R. Veer…

    Gloucester, MA – Grace R. Veerman, 86, daughter of the late Michael and Sara (Aiello) Catania, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Addison Gilbert Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Grace was born in Gloucester on March 24, 1932, and lived there her whole life. She attended St. Ann Grammar and High Schools. Grace’s seven children were the focus of her entire life. She loved being a homemaker while her children were growing up. Her family loved her cooking and baking; she was famous for her delicious “hoppy-toad” cookies (Italian chocolate cookies). Her mother taught Grace skills, like wallpapering and sewing. She was always glad to mend…

  • Gloucester

    Gloucester – Doris L. (Deveau)…

    Gloucester – Doris L. (Deveau) “Dusty” Jesso, 79, of Gloucester, passed away on Thursday morning, May 3, 2018, in Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation following a lengthy illness. She is the loving wife of Ronald A. Jesso, with whom she has shared 62 years of marriage. Doris was born November 19, 1938, in Gloucester. She is the daughter of the late John “Pick Ax” and Catherine (Doucette) Deveau. She is a lifelong resident of Gloucester, and attended Gloucester schools. She worked as an embroiderer at Cyrk for many years, and previously worked at Gorton’s. Doris enjoyed being with her family. She had a wonderful personality who was loved by everyone. She…

  • Gloucester

    Gloucester – Ralph V. Stanton …

    Gloucester – Ralph V. Stanton Sr. of Gloucester died peacefully May 2, 2018, at the hospice unit of Addison Gilbert Hospital following a short illness, with family by his side. He married Grace Randazza in 1950; they shared 66 years of marriage before her passing in January of 2017. Born on November 28, 1922. He was the son of Ellard R. Stanton and Marguerite F. (Essbury) Stanton. Ralph was a lifelong resident of Gloucester and a graduated GHS, class of 1941. After high school, Ralph enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served on the U.S.S Monadnock from 1941–1943. His position was a coastal minelayer. Ralph was serving on this ship…

  • Gloucester

    Rockport, MA – Eleanor C. (Bur…

    Rockport, MA – Eleanor C. (Burgess) Donovan, 94, of Rockport, wife of the late Robert E. Donovan, passed away in her sleep on Friday, May 4, 2018, with her family by her side. She was born in Boston, Mass., on November 28, 1923, the daughter of the late Colllingwood and Susan (Thornberry) Burgess. Eleanor lived her life in Rockport, and was an active and dedicated member of the Rockport United Methodist Church. She was also an original member of the “Front Beach Gang,” and will be missed by many. At her request, services will be private and announced at a later date. Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212…

  • Newburyport

    Rowley, MA – Ellen “Chickie” J…

    Rowley, MA – Ellen “Chickie” Johnson of Merrimac, a long-time Rowley, Mass., resident, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She spent her last few days attended by her family under the gentle care of the staff at High Pointe Hospice in Haverhill. Ellen was the daughter of William and Helen Howell, formerly of Saugus, Mass. She was a graduate of Saugus High School. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert Johnson of Merrimac, son, Stephen of St. Louis, Mo., and his wife Cheryl, son, Douglas Johnson of Hampstead, N.H., and his wife Susan, and daughter, Ellen Cheverie of Salisbury and…

  • Newburyport

    Newburyport – Sophia (Kubik) B…

    Newburyport – Sophia (Kubik) Butler, 99, of Newburyport, died Friday, May 4, 2018, in her home on her birthday, surrounded by her loving family. Born on May 4, 1919, in Newburyport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Swiatlowska) Kubik. Sophia worked in Washington D.C. during World War II. After the war she returned home to Newburyport and worked for several prominent businesses before working for IRS as a Tax Examiner up to her retirement. Post retirement she enjoyed working at Governer’s Academy in the President’s office. Sophia’s greatest pleasure was working in her garden. Her greatest joy was being with her family. She is survived by…

  • Newburyport

    Amesbury, MA -…

    Amesbury, MA – Margaret W. Nally, 94, longtime Amesbury resident, passed quietly Saturday afternoon, May 5, 2018, at the High Point House in Haverhill, with her loving nephew by her side. Born in Amesbury, February 21, 1924, Margaret was one of four children of the late John and Elizabeth (North) Nally and was a graduate of Amesbury High School. She proudly served with the Waves of the United States Navy during World War II, stationed at NAS Squantun, Mass., from February 24, 1944, until her honorable discharge on April 2, 1946, with the rank of Storekeeper 2nd Class. She went on to serve with the Navy Reserves from 1948 to…

  • Newburyport

    Amesbury, MA – Jean A. (Kirk) …

    Amesbury, MA – Jean A. (Kirk) Macey, 102, longtime Amesbury resident, passed at Merrimack Valley Health Center in Amesbury on Wednesday morning, May 2, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward A. Macey, who died November 25, 1986. Born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada, on September 1, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and E. Mae (Blackmore) Kirk. Graduating form the Exeter Hospital School of Nursing, Jean became a Licensed Practical Nurse, working in the Intensive Care Unit at Amesbury Hospital for 15 years. Because of her compassionate, caring ways, Jean was loved by all her patients and their families. She was a longtime,…

  • Salem

    WESTBOROUGH – Helen Constance …

    WESTBOROUGH – Helen Constance (Papoojian) Welcher, 94, of Westborough, and formerly of Danvers, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 4, 2018, in the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. She was the wife of Ray Eugene Welcher. Born in Fitchburg, she was a daughter of the late Hagop and Marion (Kazanjian) Papoojian and was a graduate of Fitchburg High School, class of 1941. She then attended Stevens Business College and took courses at the American University in Washington, D.C. During WWII, she traveled to Washington, D.C., and served as secretary to General Omar Bradley, General J. Lawton Collins, and General Bill DePuy. After the war, she was a…

  • Salem

    Peabody – Barbara M. Delaney,…

    Peabody – Barbara M. Delaney, age 79, of Peabody, passed away peacefully, with family by her side, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born and raised in Peabody, she was the daughter of Ruth E. Moore and the late John M. Moore Sr. of Peabody. She was a graduate of Peabody High School, class of 1955 and Chandler School for Women, class of 1957. Barbara was an avid antique dealer. She enjoyed working at Chebacco Antiques in Essex, and her passion for antiquing led her to open her own shop in Wiscasset, Maine. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with her family. Barbara is…

  • Salem

    Middleton, MA – Elaine Trupass…

    Middleton, MA – Elaine Trupasso, age 88, of Middleton, Mass., passed away on May 1, 2018. Elaine spent her life caring for her family. Elaine enjoyed the simple things in life, visits from her family and friends, and never hesitated to just get up and go at any time. She was loved by all that knew her. Elaine is predeceased by her husband Anthony Trupasso and son, Philip Trupasso. She leaves behind her sister, Jacqueline Musto of Bradford, Mass.; her brothers, Donald Babbin and the late Paula Babbin of Carver, Mass., Robert Babbin and the late Joan Babbin of Colorado. She is predeceased by her sister Leslie Clougherty. Elaine leaves…

  • Salem

    Peabody, MA – Mr. William J. G…

    Peabody, MA – Mr. William J. Guthlein Sr. (“Brownie”) formally of Clark, New Jersey, passed away at age 90, on April 28, 2018, in Peabody, Massachusetts. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., William graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1944. He worked in the instrumentation industry at Weston Electrical Instrument Company in Newark, as a Tool and Die Maker, until retiring in 1974. His life revolved around his family, his home in Clark where he lived for over 60 years, and helping his fellow workers as a leader of his independent union. William was the beloved husband of Nancy J. Guthlein. He was preceded in death by his brothers, John F.…

  • Salem

    Salem – On May 4, 2018, Joanne…

    Salem – On May 4, 2018, Joanne McManus Caverly, a longtime Salem resident, died peacefully at home in the Brightview Assisted Living facility surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lynn on April 27, 1929, the daughter of the late Edward and Helen (Griffin) Burke. She called herself a “Depression baby” as if to explain her lifelong habit of frugality. After graduating from Lynn English High School in 1946 she attended Pierce Secretarial School in Boston. Prior to her marriage to the late Charles McManus, former owner of the Salem Commercial School, she was employed as a legal secretary. She was a wizard at the art of shorthand.…

  • Salem

    Marblehead – Barbara C. Farrel…

    Marblehead – Barbara C. Farrell, 75, passed away from complications related to Parkinson’s disease on April 11, 2018, with her family by her side. A longtime resident of Marblehead, she was born on April 12, 1942, in Lynn, Mass., to the late Carl, Sr. and Enis (Mancinelli) Holden. She was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School and Salem State College, where she earned her B.S. in Education. Barbara was an elementary school teacher at the Bell School in Marblehead prior to starting her family. She later went back to work for Catholic Charities where she dedicated many years of service. Barbara will best be remembered as a talented and…

  • Salem

    Austin, Texas – Patricia Anne …

    Austin, Texas – Patricia Anne (Killeen) Fidrocki passed away peacefully on May 3, 2018, surrounded by her loving family and caring friends, after a lifelong battle against juvenile diabetes and kidney disease. She was 59 years old. Patty was born in New London Conn., grew up in Uncasville, Conn., and then later, in Ipswich, Mass., where she met her high school sweetheart, and God’s perfect match for her, Walter Jon Fidrocki. They met in high school and their first date was May 17, 1975, and they married five years later, on August 23, 1980. They shared a beautiful marriage of over 37 years, filled with laughter, love and adventure. Patty…

  • Salem

    Norwood, MA – Shirley I. Swain…

    Norwood, MA – Shirley I. Swain, 84, longtime resident of Norwood, Massachusetts, and native of Lowell, beloved wife of Philip C. Swain, and devoted mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at Norwood Hospital on April 30, 2018, surrounded by her family. Shirley graduated from Lowell High School in 1950, and from Lowell State Teachers College in 1954, where she met Philip, of Marblehead, Massachusetts, who was attending Lowell Technical Institute; they were married in Lowell in 1955. Shirley began her long career as a public school teacher and educator in Arlington, left the profession to raise her children, then returned to school to earn her special education credential. Shirley’s guiding…

  • Salem

    Marblehead – Mrs. Léa I. (Jalb…

    Marblehead – Mrs. Léa I. (Jalbert) Mitchell, age 104 years, of Marblehead, died on Friday, May 4, 2018. She was the wife of the late Earle W. Mitchell. Born in Salem, Léa was the daughter of the late Hector and Anna (Fontaine) Jalbert. She grew up in the Castle Hill section of Salem and graduated from Ste-Anne’s School. After their marriage in 1937, she and Earle lived in Marblehead. Earle had built their house. He died in 1974. Léa formerly worked as a candy dipper, a housekeeper, and a cook. She was a communicant of Our Lady, Star of the Sea Church, Marblehead. Léa loved gardening, cooking, baking, rug making…

  • Salem

    Salem – Mr. Daniel A. Angelopo…

    Salem – Mr. Daniel A. Angelopolus Sr., most often referred to as Danny Angel, passed away peacefully at Lahey Clinic on Thursday surrounded by his family. Danny served his country in Vietnam and received an honorable discharge at the rank of sergeant before spending 20 years working for the Lynn Postal Service. It’s no surprise that one of Danny’s biggest passions was helping others. For over two decades, he hosted events and raised funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and he will be deeply missed within the community. Danny loved both the finer and simpler things in life. You could often find him at a local theater performance or enjoying…

  • New Bedford

    Frank Lopes, 89

    NEW BEDFORD — Frank Lopes, 89, of New Bedford died peacefully in his home early May 1, 2018 after a long illness. He is predeceased by his parents, John and Mary (Charambra) Lopes, and siblings.Frank is survived by his wife, Roberta Lobo; children, Sandra, Frank Jr. (companion Mary), Stephen (wife Emmy) Lopes and Darrah-Helena Lobo-Caves; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren and many more friends, family, and loved ones. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, May 9, […]

  • New Bedford

    Agnes Ducas, 88

    DARTMOUTH — Agnes Ducas, 88 years old, North Port, Fl., formerly of So. Dartmouth, Ma. Widow of Joseph W. Ducas. Daughter of the late Ernest and Adaline Amaral.Survived by two daughters, Susan (Richard) Perry, and Debra Ducas; one son, Kenneth (Maria Filomena) Ducas; sister, Patricia (Robert) Almeida; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.Preceded in death by brother George Amaral and sister Elsie Macedo.There will be a […]

  • Newton

    Judy Kumins

    Kumins, Judy (Dickerman), of Norton, MA, on May 6, 2018. Beloved wife of Herbert “Skip” Kumins. Devoted mother of Ellen Stafford, and Mari & Jeff Lazar. Proud grandmother of Ethan and Aaron Stafford, and Zoe and Alexandra “AJ” Lazar. Loving sister of Stephen Dickerman, and George & Sherry Dickerman, and loving in laws Carole and Richard Nelles. Dear aunt of Mitchell & Nina Dickerman, Douglas & Deidrie Dickerman, Lisa & Peter Lauterbach, Robin & Rick Kiduff, and Steven Nelles. Services at Temple Beth Abraham, 1301 Washington St., Canton, MA on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 11 am. Following services memorial observance will be at the Kumin’s residence, until 4 pm, Wednesday…

  • Cape Cod

    Geraldine M. Petcoff

    YARMOUTH PORT – Geraldine Maxine Petcoff was born on November 19, 1923 in Sioux City, Iowa to George and Mary Prager. She passed from this world on March 12, 2018 at Wingate of Brewster.As a member of The Greatest Generation, Geraldine endured the Midwest Dust Bowl, The Great Depression, World War II, and witnessed the emergence of the United States as a world power. While growing up in the Heartland, she excelled in music, dance, and theatre and cultivated those interests throughout […]

  • Lawrence

    Jean L. Matthes

    Methuen – Jean L. Matthes, 85, of Methuen, Mass., lost her battle with ovarian cancer on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. A Celebration of Jean’s Life will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Methuen,…

  • Lawrence

    Sister Claire LaRoche, SUSC

    Lawrence – Sister Claire LaRoche (Sr. Claire Regis) SUSC died May 1, at Mary Immaculate Nursing/Restorative Center, Lawrence. The daughter of the late J. Arthur and Juliette (Lajeunesse) LaRoche Sr., Claire was born in Cambridge, Mass. Her…

  • Lawrence

    Elizabeth Zazopoulos

    Haverhill – Elizabeth “Bette” Zazopoulos passed away, surrounded by family, at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill—she was 96. Bette was born in Haverhill in 1922 to Chris and Cleona Zazopoulos, and graduated from Haverhill High School…

  • Lawrence

    Kenneth “Kenny” Batal

    Lawrence – Kenneth “Kenny” Batal, age 61, of Lawrence, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2018, at the High Point Hospice House of Haverhill. Kenny was born in Lawrence on January 15, 1957, to the late George and Irene (Balabin) Batal. He…

  • Lawrence

    Marcelle J. (Jean) Lantagne

    Salem, NH – Marcelle J. (Jean) Lantagne, 85 of Salem, N.H., died Thursday at Wingate in Haverhill, Mass. Marcelle was born in Lawrence, Mass., to Archille and Jeanette Jean on Jan 8, 1933. She grew up and attended schools in Lawrence. She was a…

  • Lawrence

    John M. Annaian

    Norwood, MA – John M. Annaian, 87, of Norwood, Mass., passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Newton-Wellesley Hospital with his loving family by his side. Born in Lawrence, he was the son of the late Eghia and Mary (DerMelkonian)…

  • Lawrence

    Glenn Steeves

    Methuen – Glenn J. Steeves III, 65, of Methuen, passed away suddenly on May 3, 2018. Born in Wilmington, Mass., on December 31, 1952, to the late Glenn J. Steeves and Jennie M. Davis. Glenn was a selfless and devoted family man, who had a love…

  • Lawrence

    Josephine (Masoud) Hatem

    Methuen – Josephine A. (Masoud) Hatem, 95, of Methuen passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Holy Family Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Lawrence, she was the daughter of the late Kire and Selma (Yazbek) Masoud. She…

  • Lexington

    Lewis Caram

    Lewis Caram May 05, 2018 Lewis Caram, “Lew” to his friends and family, devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend, died after a full life, on May 5th. He View full obituary