• Falmouth

    Margery Ward

    Margery Cornell Brearley Ward, a longtime summer resident of Woods Hole, died May 7 at her home in Belle Mead, New Jersey. She was 97.

  • Andover

    Spruce Head, ME and Andover, M…

    Spruce Head, ME and Andover, MA – Dr. Robert W. Kerwin, 80, died unexpectedly at his home Sunday, May 6, 2018, after enjoying a Saturday evening of dinner and happiness with his wife Lorraine and neighbor friends. Born in Lynn, February 23, 1938, he was the son of Dr. Elmer E. and Marjorie B. Rowe Kerwin. He grew up in Lynnfield, MA, and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He graduated from Massachusetts College of Optometry on August 29, 1962. Soon after earning his Doctorate of Optometry, he had a private practice known as Dr. Robert W. Kerwin, O.D. in Andover for 50 years. He retired November 28, 2014.…

  • Gloucester

    Massillon, Ohio – Teresa "Nina…

    Massillon, Ohio – Teresa “Nina” Ferrant, formerly of Gloucester, passed away Thursday evening May 10, 2018, at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, after a long battle with C.O.P.D. Nina was born in Gloucester on Dec.20,1959, to the late Frank P. and Eileen A. (Pymont) Ferrant. She was educated in the Gloucester School System, then worked at Gorton’s for 20 years. Surviving her is a brother, Frank Ferrant Jr. and his wife, Tracey of Methuen; two sisters, Sharon Orlando of Gloucester and Maureen VanAmburgh, of Massillon, Ohio, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Besides, her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, David M. Ferrant. Funeral arrangements were conducted in Massillon,…

  • Haverhill

    Haverhill, MA – Alice Moore (L…

    Haverhill, MA – Alice Moore (Lincoln) DeGrave, age 94, passed away Thursday, May 10, peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She was the widow of Clarence A. DeGrave, who passed in 2015. Alice was born at her Lincoln Hill home in Wareham, Mass., daughter of the late Preston S. and Eleanor (Ashbrook) Lincoln. She was a graduate of Wareham High School, class of 1942. She also attended Northern Essex Community College. Joining the Navy in 1943, Alice was a AMMI Petty Officer 3rd Class in the U.S. Navy, stationed at the Alameda Naval Air Station in Alameda, California. While serving during WWII she worked as an Aviation Machinist…

  • Haverhill

    Reno, NV – Elaine Matton passe…

    Reno, NV – Elaine Matton passed away in Reno, NV surrounded by her family. She lived most of her life in Haverhill. She is survived by six children, Edmund Matton and wife Cathy, Lewis Matton, Jeanette White and husband, Bob, Linda Noia, Timothy Matton, Mary Babb and husband, Jim. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A small private family service will be held in Reno, Nev.

  • Newburyport

    South Hampton, NH – Blanche A….

    South Hampton, NH – Blanche A. (Wise) Syvinski, age 82, longtime resident of South Hampton, NH, died in the quiet beauty of her home on Monday evening, May 14, 2018, with her son at her side. She was the beloved wife of forty-seven years to the late Walter A. Syvinski, who died March 23, 2008. Born in Nashua, NH on September 21, 1935, she was one of four children of the late Earl B. Wise and the late Josephine (Langevin) Wise Sewell. For more than 40 years, Blanche and her husband owned and operated Valley Acres Farm in South Hampton, where they got to know and befriend many of the…

  • Newburyport

    West Newbury, MA – Walter A. M…

    West Newbury, MA – Walter A. Murphy, 84, longtime resident of West Newbury, died Monday morning at Country Center Nursing Home in Newburyport, surrounded by his family. He was the devoted husband of 29 years to Sandra A. (Schade) Murphy. Born in Hudson, Mass. March 13, 1934, Walter was one of eleven children of the late Thomas and Malvina Murphy. Upon graduating from high school, he proudly served his country with the United States Marines, from April 16, 1955 until his honorable discharge on April 15, 1957 with the rank of Sergeant. After his military service, he attended College through the G.I. Bill of Education. Walter was retired from the…

  • Salem

    Beverly – Michael G. Drislane,…

    Beverly – Michael G. Drislane, age 72, died Tuesday May 15, 2018 at E.N. Rogers Memorial Veteran Hospital in Bedford. Husband of Susan A. (Connolly) Drislane. Born and raised in Beverly. He was the son of the late Francis M. and Esther (Berg) Drislane. He was a graduate of Beverly High School Class of 1963. He attended Bentley University. An honorably discharged veteran, he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Michael loved life. He was a big fan of the Boston sports teams and devoted his time to coaching and watching his sons play. He spent many enjoyable times at West Beach and on local golf…

  • Salem

    HAWTHORNE – Miss Gail M. Heck…

    HAWTHORNE – Miss Gail M. Heckman 59, of Hawthorne, died peacefully Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Beverly Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Beverly, she was the daughter of June Mary (Page) Heckman and the late William Richard Heckman. Gail has been a resident of the Hogan Regional Center for over 50 years. A loving and peaceful woman, Gail has a deep passion and love for music especially her favorite The Beatles. With a gregarious personality, she endeared herself to whomever she met. She was a true people person and loved being around others. Through all of Gail’s limitations she always found a way to connect to others.…

  • Salem

    Salem – Karen M. Spilman Meale…

    Salem – Karen M. Spilman Mealey, 56, of Middleton, passed away in the Kaplan Hospice House, Danvers in the company of her loving family and friends. Born in Saugus, Karen was the daughter of Dianne (Granville) Spilman and the late James Spilman. Karen most recently worked for Danvers Industrial Packaging in Danvers. Along with her mother, Dianne, Karen is survived by her husband, James Mealey of Middleton; a son, Nicholas Carrion of Salem; her brothers and sisters, Michael Graville of Lynn, Donna Spilman Mahar and her husband Dennis of Danvers, Kathy Spilman and her husband Cooper of N.H., John Spilman of Middleton, MA, and Dianne “Gidget” Spilman of Salem; her…

  • Salem

    Salem – Mrs. Dorothy H. (Eastm…

    Salem – Mrs. Dorothy H. (Eastman) Donovan, 97, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Martin W. Donovan, died Saturday, May 12, 2018 at her home. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Eva (Ouimette) Eastman. She was raised and educated in Danvers and was a graduate of the former Holten high School. She continued her education at Salem State College where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education. It was at Salem State that Dorothy would meet her future husband and life’s love. Her career as a teacher began in Holyoke and later she became a full-time educator in the Salem Public School System…

  • Salem

    Ipswich – Clifton “Cliff” (Sop…

    Ipswich – Clifton “Cliff” (Soper) Wentworth, known to many as “Pete”, passed away suddenly and peacefully in his home on May 15, 2018. Cliff was born in the old Hunt Hospital to Ruth Gertrude Soper and Ernest Benning Wentworth on March 22, 1928. He grew up in Danvers, attended Danvers schools, and worked on some of the many Danvers farms as a young man. In 1945, at age 17, he left school and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. During WWII he served aboard the U.S.S. Brush DD745 in the Pacific Ocean. After the war he served aboard the U.S.S. N.K. Perry DDR 883 on occupation duty in the far East.…

  • New Bedford

    Joan A. Semiao, 82

    PORT CHARLOTTE, FL — Joan Axtell Semiao, 82, passed away on May 14, 2018, in Port Charlotte, FL.Born in New Bedford, MA, Feb. 24, 1936, she was the daughter of Vincent and Teresa (Derossi) Axtell. Joan spent her childhood in the New Bedford area where she graduated from New Bedford High School. She received her B.S. Degree in Microbiology from University of California, Long Beach.Joan was a Microbiologist at St. Luke’s Hospital for a number of years until she retired in […]

  • New Bedford

    Fernando J. Monteiro, 67

    NEW BEDFORD — Fernando J. Monteiro, age 67 of New Bedford, passed away after a 5 year courageous battle with lung cancer on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Patricia (Slowik) Monteiro to whom he had been happily married for 36 years.Born in Portugal, a son of the late Miguel DaSilva Monteiro and Maria (deJesus) Monteiro, he was a longtime New Bedford resident. He attended school in Portugal and was member of the […]

  • New Bedford

    Dorothy J. Lewis

    MATTAPOISETT — Dorothy J. Lewis, married for 64 years to the late Edward W. Lewis of Mattapoisett, died on May 14, 2018, at home under hospice care.Mrs. Lewis was born in Schenectady, NY in 1931, and was a resident of Mattapoisett since 1964. Dorothy was a Welcome Wagon Hostess for twenty years and worked at Old Rochester Regional High School as a Special Needs Aide, retiring in January 1995. She was part of the Women’s Alliance at the Unitarian Memorial Church of Fairhaven, […]