• Gloucester

    Gloucester – Tracie L. Gilliss…

    Gloucester – Tracie L. Gilliss, 47, of Gloucester, wife of Richard Santos, passed away in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, on Wednesday morning, May 9, 2018. Tracie was born in Gloucester, on November 21, 1970, the daughter of Eileen (Mitchell) and the late Michael Gilliss. She graduated from Gloucester High School with the Class of 1988 and furthered her education at Burdett Secretarial School. She most recently worked as a manager and bartender at the restaurant, 7 Central, in Manchester-By-The-Sea. When she was young she loved riding on the motorcycle with her dad. She rode all the way back from Florida one year and even slept on the…

  • Gloucester

    Gloucester – Ralph R. Oliver, …

    Gloucester – Ralph R. Oliver, 79, of Gloucester passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, May 9, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Gloucester on October 20, 1938, son of the late Lawrence and Hortense (Naves) Oliver. He attended St. Ann’s School. Ralph worked for Harold Dexter/Consolidated Construction as a carpenter for over 13 years and later owned his own carpentry business for over 30 years. He is survived by his daughter, Denise Burns and her husband Brian; 2 sons, Ralph Oliver Jr. and his wife, Susan, Mark Oliver and his wife Maria; 6 grandchildren, Brian Goulart and his wife, Leah, Shaun Goulart, Katlyn Oliver, Macaella Oliver, Macey Oliver…

  • Gloucester

    Gloucester – Joseph W. Polizzi…

    Gloucester – Joseph W. Polizzia, 84, Retired Gloucester Firefighter, passed away on Thursday morning, May 10, 2018 with his loving family at his side. He was the husband of the late Nancy (McKay) Polizzia. Joe was born November 2, 1933, he is the son of the late John and Anna Maria (Frontiero) Polizzia. He was a lifelong resident of Gloucester and a graduate of Gloucester High School Class of 1952 where he played basketball and was a lieutenant with the ROTC. Joe was appointed a Firefighter for the City of Gloucester on October 27, 1968. He served the City of Gloucester for 30 years and worked in all four of…

  • Gloucester

    Rockport, Ma. – June (Fears) …

    Rockport, Ma. – June (Fears) Roller, 78, beloved wife of Heinz Roller, passed away on May 6, 2018. Born in Gloucester, January 24, 1940, daughter of Margaret (Balzarini) Fears. June, a long-time resident of Rockport, was a 1958 graduate of Rockport High School. She leaves behind her husband of 58 years Heinz Roller, her sister Joan Fitzgerald , her son Stephen and his wife, Barbie and their sons, Kurt and Colt, her son James and his children Miranda, Hadden, and Matt, granddaughter Jordan Roller, daughter of the late Ronald Roller, and grandson – by-love Matt Vecchione Kovalchuk, close relatives and friends. June was predeceased by her mother, Margaret (Nanny) Fears,…

  • Newburyport

    Newburyport, MA – Burton (Burt…

    Newburyport, MA – Burton (Burt) E. Gilbert, 81, of Newburyport, passed peacefully surrounded by his family at Anna Jacques Hospital after a brief illness Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Burt was born in Bradford, Ma. on September 17, 1936, son of the late Emile and Dororthy (Fecteau) Gilbert. He was a graduate of Haverhill High School and Haverhill Trade School. He served in the National Guard Reserve from 1957 to 1962. Burt was employed by Textron Defense Systems in Wilmington, MA as a printing pressman until his retirement. After retirement, Burt was a crossing guard and monitor at The Bresnahan School in Newburyport, which he enjoyed immensely. Burt loved sports and…

  • Newburyport

    Amesbury – Michael S. Brown, 4…

    Amesbury – Michael S. Brown, 42, of Amesbury and a longtime resident of Newburyport, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital surrounded by loving family. He was born in Newburyport on January 23, 1976 a son of the late Daniel F. Brown Jr. and Sandra E. (Cudworth) Brown. Michael was a free spirit, whose greatest love was his family and friends. He also enjoyed the outdoors, cooking and gardening, especially cacti. He is survived by his sisters, Elaine Brown Newbury of Northwood, NH, AnnaMaria Brown of Berwick, Maine and Sally R. Brown of Amesbury; brother, Daniel F. Brown III of Amesbury; Girlfriend, Patti Boumil of Amesbury;…

  • Newburyport

    East Kingston, NH – If yo…

    East Kingston, NH – If you’re reading this, it means I’ve gone to the big shopping mall in the sky! I was born in Lawrence on August 21, 1946 to John DeMonaco and Jane (Garfi) DeMonaco. I graduated from Holy Rosary Grammar School in 1960, St. Mary’s High School in 1964 and from Northern Essex Community College in 1978 with an Associate degree in nursing. My nursing career was spent at Hale Hospital in Haverhill, Lawrence General Hospital, and Home Health Care of Greater Newburyport. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend several winters in Naples, Fla. where I worked in home care, Naples Community Hospital and Naples…

  • Newburyport

    Port Charlotte, FL – Kirk I. B…

    Port Charlotte, FL – Kirk I. Brown, 75, of Port Charlotte, Fla.., formerly of Hampton N.H., passed away May 4, 2018, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital. Born July 6, 1942 in Stamford, Conn., to the late Vernon Brown and Ann Norris. He was employed as a foreman Master Electrician with Parson’s Electric for 43 years. He enjoyed fishing, the Patriots and Red Sox. He is survived by his loving partner of 35 years, Leota (Lee) Cammett, one daughter, Laurel Beaton of Exeter, N.H., one son, Richard Brown of Amesbury; one brother, Vernon Brown of Port Charlotte, Fla., four grandchildren and twin great-granddaughters. A private celebration of Kirk’s life will be held…

  • Salem

    Danvers, MA – Marie (Voke) Pow…

    Danvers, MA – Marie (Voke) Powell, 88, of Danvers, passed on May 8, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Fred A. Powell. Devoted mother of James C. Powell and his wife Pamela of Amesbury and dear sister of the late Alfred and Charles Voke. Adored grandmother of Ryan, Liam, Patrick and Colin Powell. Marie is also survived by many loving numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Marie was an active communicant at St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish in her hometown of Danvers. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Marie on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, 24 Conant St., Danvers. Visitation will be private.…

  • Salem

    Peabody – Peter Christ, 96, of…

    Peabody – Peter Christ, 96, of Peabody, died early Wednesday morning at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of the late Maria (Nicketakis) Christ. Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late Athanasios and Paraskevi (Vagalis) Christofelopoulos. He was a lifelong resident of Peabody and a graduate of Peabody High School, Class of 1940. Peter was a veteran of WWII who served with the United States Army with the engineering corps in France, Belgium, and Germany and was honorably discharged after three years of service in 1945 Following his discharge, he began working in the construction industry for…

  • Salem

    Marblehead, MA – Jeanne Cassid…

    Marblehead, MA – Jeanne Cassidy Duffy, of Marblehead, quietly passed away May 7, 2018. She leaves her grieving family: Reen Duffy of Marblehead; Jim Duffy, and his wife Lisa, of Salem; John Duffy of Waltham, and grandchildren Margaret, Thomas, Suzannah, Peter and Sarah, all of Salem; as well as multitudes of nieces and nephews. After graduating from Manhattanville College, she started her career as a nurse and eventually elevated her love of nursing by becoming one of the founders of Salem State Nursing Program. Jeanne had close friends in all aspects of her life: wonderful neighbors, tennis buddies, and work partners. She will be deeply missed and forever loved. There…

  • Salem

    North Andover – Mr. Edward M. …

    North Andover – Mr. Edward M. Knowlton, a resident of North Andover and St. James City, Florida and beloved husband of Judith A. (Latneau) Knowlton, passed away at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill on Wednesday morning, May 9, 2018. He was 80 years old. Born in Manhattan, New York, on November 13, 1937, he was the beloved son of the late Philip and Rose (Herrin) Knowlton. Mr. Knowlton was a Cabinet Maker and accomplished woodworker. He made many pieces of furniture for his family and friends. In his spare time, Edward enjoyed gardening and canning his vegetables. He was a recent winner at the Topsfield Fair for his…

  • Wilmington

    Thomas P. Coyne, Jr.

    Thomas P. Coyne, Jr., age 69, of Wilmington, formerly of Charlestown, passed away unexpectedly at home on May 9, 2018. Tom was the beloved husband of Susan E. (Broderick) Coyne, devoted father of Matthew R. Coyne & wife Courtney of Burlington, Andrew T. Coyne & wife Chantal of Wilmington and Meghan F. Coyne of Wilmington. Loving “Pop Pop” of Abigail Alice, Aubrey Frances, Parker Thomas, and Emma Rose. Cherished son of the late Thomas P. and Margaret (Tagen) Coyne, dear brother of Margaret Crowley & husband David of Melrose and Stephen Coyne & wife Nancy of Salem, NH. Tom is also survived by his mother-in-law Frances Broderick of Norwood as…

  • New Bedford

    Roger A. Bergeron, 80

    FAIRHAVEN — Roger A. Bergeron, 80, of Fairhaven passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion after a long period of declining health. He was the husband of Irene L. (Talbot) Bergeron.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Leo Bergeron, Sr. and Marie (Collette) Bergeron, he was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven.Mr. Bergeron was employed with the Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency in Boston until his retirement. He served in […]

  • New Bedford

    Sophie Medeiros, 95

    NEW BEDFORD — Sophie Medeiros, 95, of New Bedford, died peacefully Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Charlton Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness. She was the daughter of the late Francisco and Maria T. (Pinheiro) Medeiros.Born in New Bedford, she was a lifelong resident and a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.Sophie was employed as an inspector at Aerovox for 47 years until her retirement.In her leisure time she enjoyed reading and word puzzles. In […]

  • New Bedford

    Prudence M. Cormier, 73

    PALM HARBOR, FL — Prudence M. “Prue” (Manley) Cormier, 73, of Palm Harbor, FL, died May 6, 2018, at home after a brief illness.She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Cormier.Born in Wareham, the daughter of the late Dr. James S. Manley and Rose (O’Brien) Manley, she lived in New Bedford most of her life before moving to Palm Harbor, Florida in 1989.Mrs. Cormier was a communicant of St. Luke’s Church in Palm Harbor.She was a member of the New England Club of […]

  • Chicopee

    Cory Alexander Howe 5/9/2018 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    The remarkable earthly journey of Cory A. Howe, beloved son of William and Marianne, devoted brother of Todd and Adam, ended peacefully at his home, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. As he begins the more celestial, heavenly portion of his journey, his family, caregivers, friends, and all those who were touched by his incredible resilience want to thank him for the blessing of his presence in their lives. They will remember him always for the love he showered on them and the joy he so easily coaxed with a smile, a chuckle, or the simple, placid gaze of someone truly content with what made up his world. For those who regarded…

  • Dedham

    Richard Edward Milster 5/9/2018 12:00:00 AM Dedham,MA

    Milster, Richard Edward of Dedham, formerly of Walpole and Boston, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Tippett Hospice Home in Needham, MA. He was 68 years of age. Born on January 7, 1950 in Little Rock Arkansas, Richard grew up in North Miami, Florida, the only child of the late Elbert and Helen (Lindsay) Milster. Richard met his wife Kathleen (Morgan) in Boston in 1975 and they married the following year in Duxbury, MA. For many years, Richard was known in Walpole as The Pumpkin Man for his creative Halloween yardscapes at their Common Street home. Richard was predeceased by their infant daughter…