• Bourne

    Lois A. Colby

    Word has been received that part-time Buzzards Bay resident Lois A. (Stone) Colby, 89, died in her sleep on January 17 at her Venice, Florida, home.

  • Wilmington

    John D. O’Connell

    John D. O’Connell “Okie”, age 90, of Tewksbury, formerly of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home on May 17, 2018. John was born and raised in Wilmington, MA; he was the son of the late Leo Sr. and Nellie (Williston) O’Connell. John was the beloved husband of Virginia “Ginney” (Anstey) O’Connell with whom he would have celebrated their 66th Wedding Anniversary on May 18, 2018, father of John D. O’Connell, Jr. of Florida, brother Donald O’Connell of California, the late Leo O’Connell, Jr. and Richard O’Connell. John is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:00…

  • Gloucester

    Gloucester, MA – Grace A. (Fav…

    Gloucester, MA – Grace A. (Favazza) Davis, 95, wife of Richard W. Davis, passed away in Gloucester Healthcare on Tuesday evening, May 15, 2018, with family by her bedside. Grace was born in Gloucester, MA on July 22, 1922, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Crucificia Josephine (Lucido) Favazza. She grew up in Gloucester and attended Gloucester schools. Her children grew up with a wonderful caring mother. She loved her family. Sisters, brothers, grandchildren, nieces and nephews were very important to her. She was a great cook and enjoyed having her family around her for Sunday and holiday dinners. Gracie, when she was a young girl, had worked on…

  • Gloucester

    Walnut Creek, CA – Mildred “Mi…

    Walnut Creek, CA – Mildred “Millie” or “Sis” Elizabeth Madigan Kelmon, a longtime resident of Walnut Creek, Calif. and Gloucester, Reading and Wilmington Mass., passed away peacefully at home on May 14, 2018, at the age of 98. Born in Boston, Sis was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Martin Madigan. Sis graduated from Charlestown High School in Charlestown, Mass in the class of 1937. After graduation, she worked at a bank where she met her future husband, Ralph M. Kelmon, Sr. As the story goes, Ralph came into the bank one day on an audit assignment for work and decided on the spot that he would marry Sis. The…

  • Newburyport

    Newburyport Ma. – Lisa died su…

    Newburyport Ma. – Lisa died suddenly of a heart attack leaving her family and friends stunned that someone so full of life could be gone so quickly. Beauty, kindness, generosity, humor, and creativity were the hallmarks of Lisa’s life, a life well lived, fully lived right up until her last moments. She grew up in a large, colorful and creative family and graduated from Newburyport High School in 1973. Lisa was fiercely independent and put herself through NECC studying liberal arts and earned her BSN from UMass Lowell. Although she spent her professional career as an R.N. she was also a licensed Reflexologist and contributed gourmet delights to The Farmstand…

  • Salem

    Peabody – Sidalia L. Teixeira,…

    Peabody – Sidalia L. Teixeira, 86, beloved wife of Armando Teixeira, died peacefully at her home on Friday, May 18, 2018, while in the comforting presence of her family, following an extended illness. Born in Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Antonio Lourenco and Maria Trindade Lourenco. She grew up in Portugal and came to the United States with her family, settling in Peabody where she lived for the last 52 years. She became a United States Citizen in 1971. Mrs. Teixeira worked in manufacturing for RCA and Cambex Corporation in Waltham before retiring 20 years ago. Sidalia enjoyed being outdoors gardening, doing crochet, traveling, and nurturing at…

  • Salem

    Beverly – Douglas S. Grant Jr….

    Beverly – Douglas S. Grant Jr. 60, husband of the late Joanne (Burgess) Grant, died May 12, 2018 at the Beverly Hospital. Born in Beverly, he was the son of the late Douglas Sr. and Arlene (Shepard) Grant. He was raised in Hamilton and graduated from Hamilton High School. Mr. Grant had been self-employed for many years as a general contractor in the North Shore area until the time of his retirement. A longtime resident of Beverly, Doug enjoyed volunteering at the Topsfield Fair which he did for many years. He is survived by his brother, Donald Grant of Tennessee, four step-sisters, Beverly Haneberg of Vanlue, Ohio, Janet Tennehan of…

  • Salem

    Peabody – Susan Ellen McGrath,…

    Peabody – Susan Ellen McGrath, 74, of Peabody, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening at Salem Hospital. Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late William Walker and Dorothy (Knowles) Chenard. She was a lifelong resident of Peabody and a graduate of Peabody High School. Susan was employed for many years at various retail sales store throughout the North Shore and most recently at Walmart before her retirement. She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved having many pets, especially her cat, Kiki. She is survived by her son, Scott and his wife, Stacey Mallard of Tennesee, her three daughters, Kim and her husband, Mitch Michaud of New Mexico,…

  • Salem

    Always and forever in our hear…

    Always and forever in our hearts and in our dreams. You may be gone but never, ever forgotten. Lovingly remembered and missed by your children, grandchildren and family. Anniversary Mass on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at 9:00am at Immaculate Conception Church, Salem, MA

  • Wilmington

    Joanne A. Harding

    Joanne A. (Tracy) Harding, age 71, of Wilmington, formerly of Revere, entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loving family and dear friend Joanne DiGregorio on May 18, 2018. Joanne was born on October 13, 1946 in Boston, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Ronald A. and Mary A. (Ruggiero) Tracy. Joanne grew up in East Boston and at the age of twelve, she moved to Revere with her family. Joanne graduated from Beachmont High School with the Class of 1964. Joanne married her “sweetheart and best friend” John J. “Jack” Harding on April 28, 1968; the couple lived in East Boston before moving to Wilmington in…

  • New Bedford

    Mary T. Queen, 90

    MASHPEE — Mary T. (Balestracci) Queen, 90, of Mashpee, died May 17, 2018. at Brookdale Dartmouth Village after a brief illness.She was the wife of the late Louis D. Queen.Born and raised in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Emilio and Ida (Baldini) Balestracci, she lived on Cape Cod for many years and wintered in Florida.Mrs. Queen was formerly employed as a teacher’s aide at Carney Academy School and Pulaski School until her retirement. She was also involved […]

  • New Bedford

    Mary C. Mendes, 107

    MENDES: of Wareham, May 16, 2018, Mary C., 107. Wife of the late Alfred Mendes. Funeral will be from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy (Rt. 28), Wareham, on Mon., May 21, at 9 AM, Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, High St., Wareham, at 10 AM. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham. Visiting hours Sunday from 4-8 PM.

  • Mashpee

    Samuel W. Ricker Jr.

    Chef Samuel W. Ricker Jr., 82, of Mashpee died on May 14. After his retirement from restaurant ownership in 1992, he worked as an executive chef for New Seabury, East Bay Lodge and Dillingham Place in Falmouth.

  • Franklin

    Robert J. “Bob” Downing 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AM Franklin,MA

    Robert J.(Bob) Downing, 57, ended his life on May 15th, following a long illness. Born September 30,1961, in Holbrook, MA, Bob was the loving son of Barbara Downing and the late John Downing. He graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Economics and Government. After college, he worked and lived in Washington, DC and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Upon returning to the US, Bob settled in Phoenix, AZ, where he worked for Maricopa County’s Environmental Services. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his siblings, Neil Downing and his wife Millie of Medfield, MA, and his sister Joan Toye, and her husband Wayne, of Franklin, MA. Bob was…

  • Lawrence

    Timothy “Tim” P. Goujon

    Danvers – Timothy P. “Tim” Goujon, 65, beloved husband of Leann (Osgood) Goujon, died unexpectedly yet peacefully on Friday May 11, 2018, at the Lahey Medical Center Hospital, following a brief illness. Born in Lawrence, he was the son of the…

  • Lawrence

    Margaret Miner

    Lawrence, MA – Margaret Miner, 93, a resident of Lawrence, Mass. for over 60 years, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at the Prescott House Nursing Home in North Andover. Born in Winchester, Mass., Margaret was the daughter of the late James…

  • Lawrence

    JoAnn C. (Taylor) Conrad

    Haverhill – JoAnn Cyrilla (Taylor) Conrad, 81, wife of Robert J. Conrad, passed away May 16, 2018, after a long illness at High Point Hospice House in Haverhill surrounded by her loving family Born August 31, 1936 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She…

  • Lawrence

    Virginia C. (Rackauskas) Kezik

    Methuen – Virginia C. (Rackauskas) Kezik, 84, of Methuen, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Sutton Hill Nursing Center in North Andover. The daughter of the late Anthony and Eva (Miskinis) Rackauskas, Virginia was born in…

  • Lawrence

    Mrs. Mary P. (Gibbons) Dorsey

    Lowell, formerly of Andover – Mrs. Mary Petrina (Gibbons) Dorsey, a resident of Lowell, Mass., formerly of Andover and beloved wife of the late James G. Dorsey, passed away at the Northwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center in Lowell on…

  • Lawrence

    Jean Dube

    North Andover, MA – Jean M (Gardner) Dube of Barters Island, Maine passed on May 13, 2018. She was born in Lynn Massachusetts on May 15, 1931, one of six children of Richard Gardner and Elizabeth (Rooney) Gardner. She attended parochial schools in…

  • Lawrence

    John P. Lisio

    Lawrence – John Paul Lisio, 46, lost his battle with addiction on May 14, 2018. He was born on September 16, 1971 at Bon Secours Hospital in Methuen to Carol (Jones) Lisio-Sackos and the late John L. “Butch” Lisio. John played Little League…

  • Lawrence

    John W. Atwood

    Bradford – John W. (Jake) Atwood, 82, of Bradford, passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 15, at Parkland Medical Center in Derry. John was born in Haverhill on December 8, 1935, the son of the late Ellery and Katherine (Gorman) Atwood. John was…

  • Medway

    Claire Helen Lambirth 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AM Medway,MA

    Claire Helen (Bemis) Lambirth, 74, of Medway died Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Milford Regional Medical Center. Born in Milford on August 7, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Raymond P. and Helen (Luke) Bemis. Mrs. Lambirth was a lifelong resident of Medway and graduated from Medway High School in 1963. She worked as a bank teller for many years until her retirement. Mrs. Lambirth is survived by two sons, Robert Lambirth of Mendon and Richard Lambirth of Mears, Virginia, a grandson Jonathan Lambirth of Medway and her great granddaughter Ava Lambirth. Graveside services will take place privately at Evergreen Cemetery in Medway. Funeral arrangements are under the…

  • Taunton

    Donald E. Hunter 5/13/2018 12:00:00 AM Brockton,MA / Quincy,MA / Taunton,MA / Abington,MA / Avon,MA

    Donald E. Hunter, age 53, of Quincy, formerly of Brockton, died peacefully May 13, 2018 following a lengthy illness. Born and raised in Brockton, he was the son of the late Thomas and Margaret (Sanderson) Hunter. Don was a graduate of Brockton High School and had been employed as a Printer at New England Art in Abington and Chapman Manufacturing in Avon. Don was a quiet man who enjoyed life and time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed playing poker, rides to the beach and nature walks. Don was the brother of Karen Hunter of Quincy, Barry Hunter of Quincy and step brother of John Davis of Taunton;…

  • Cape Cod

    Russell L. ‘Russ’ Hughes, 46

    EAST FALMOUTH – Russell L. Hughes, “Russ”, 46, passed away on May 14, 2018 at the Falmouth Hospital.Russ was a friend to all, he was helpful and kind. He worked for a moving company and as a truck driver for many years. He loved driving the big dozer and all the heavy equipment. He had a need to always be doing something.Survivors include his son, Justin Bozora; step-daughter, Meghan Bozora; parents, Debra and Edward Mitcho; father, Samuel Hughes; siblings, Randall Hughes and […]

  • Cape Cod

    Gerald A. Simpson, 86

    SANDWICH – Gerald A. Simpson, 86, passed away on May 15 in Cape Cod Hospital. He was the devoted husband of Virginia A. (Hart) Simpson.Gerry was born in Boston to the late Gerald and Martha (Buchwald) Simpson. Growing up in Jamaica Plain, he attended local schools and graduated from Boston Trade School. After graduation he heard the call of duty and joined the U.S. Army, where he flew the first target drones during the Korean War. After returning to civilian life, he met Virginia in […]

  • Cape Cod

    Jalyn Wilson

    HARWICH – Jalyn Wilson, of Harwich, Massachusetts, formerly of Grafton, Massachusetts, passed away on May 6, 2018 after a long term illness.Jalyn worked in the hospitality field for many years at The Piccadilly Pub, Westboro Marriott & The Four Points Hotel. She loved spending time at the beach & traveling with her good friends. Her favorite times were spent on The Cape in her beautiful home in Harwich with her granddaughter Alexis Brooke. Jalyn was a member of Trinity […]

  • Cape Cod

    Dorothy C. Tinsley, 96

    HYANNIS – Dorothy Holt Chapman Tinsley passed away in peaceful repose at her home in Hyannis on Monday, May 14th at the age of 96. She was, as always, surrounded by her loving family.Dorothy was born on September 6, 1921 in her family’s white farm house home in Hubbardston. She was the fourth child and third daughter of her parents, William Albert Chapman, Sr. and Minnie Javert Clark Chapman. Her siblings, Nellie Sargisson of Groton, MA, Marjorie Warner of Litchfield, CT and […]

  • Cape Cod

    Jane T. Bradford, 92

    PEABODY – Jane T. (Howe) (Trotta) Bradford, 92, of Peabody, died early Monday morning at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody following a series of recent hospitalizations with pneumonia. She was the devoted wife of the late Earle A. Bradford and the late Salvatore F. Trotta.Born and raised in Weymouth, she was the daughter of the late William F and Margaret N. (Hanson) Howe. After marrying her first husband Salvatore, she moved to Pembroke, where she lived for nearly 40 years. She […]

  • Cape Cod

    Sylvia A. Turetzky, 93

    HYANNIS – Sylvia A. Turetzky passed away peacefully on May 15, 2018.Sylvia A. Turetzky born December 11, 1925, daughter of the late Dr. William L. Turetzky and beloved sister of the late Adele Turetzky.She proudly served in the Women’s Army Corp during the Second World War.Her later years were spent in the banking industry in Boston and received the title of Assistant Treasurer.Upon arriving to the Cape, she came to work at Puritan Clothing Company for several […]

  • Cape Cod

    Lois A. (Stone) Colby

    CHATHAM-Lois A. (Stone) Colby, widow of Ralph Colby, Jr. formerly of Brockton, Chatham, Buzzard’s Bay, MA and Venice, FL, passed away in her sleep at her home in Venice on Jan. 17, 2018. Lois was born in Brockton on November 18, 1928. She was the youngest daughter of Edith and Alex Stone and predeceased by her sisters Cleta Sawyer and Phyllis Johnson, and brother Robert DesRoche. Lois was a 1948 graduate of Brockton High and she raised her family in Brockton where she was active in […]