• Vineyard Haven

    David Michael Darcy

    Dave was born in Boston on Dec. 3, 1962; he died unexpectedly the night of Monday, May 14, 2018. Dave moved to the Vineyard when he was 19, where he became an extraordinarily skilled drywaller. He was a lifelong Boston sports fan and avid golfer. If he wasn’t at work, the Ritz, or the P.A. Club, he could always be found at the Edgartown Golf Club. He was a dedicated P.A. Club member, setting up for the feast every summer, and offering a helping hand constantly. We’ll always remember him with a Budweiser in hand telling a silly story, uneven mustache, loud, contagious laugh, and all. He is survived by…

  • Gloucester

    Gloucester – William H. Smethu…

    Gloucester – William H. Smethurst Sr., 82, of Gloucester, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, May 19, 2018, at the Addison Gilbert Hospital. He was born in Bluffton, Indiana, on May 17, 1936, son of the late Chester and Evelyn (Hubner) Smethurst. He was a graduate of Concord Carlisle High School. He later managed the family business, Concord Bowling Alley. Later in life he decided to go back to school and graduated from Lowell General School of Nursing, receiving his RN degree. This career led him to work in the emergency room at Emerson Hospital, Winchester Hospital, and lastly at the Addison Gilbert Hospital, where he truly loved his work,…

  • Newburyport

    Amesbury, MA – Agnes B David, …

    Amesbury, MA – Agnes B David, 86, longtime resident of Amesbury, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018, at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Mass. Agnes was born March 26, 1932, the first of three children of the late Tilman P. Gautreau and Margaret ( O’Brien ) Gautreau, and the late sister Rita (Gautreau ) Sass. In 1957 she was wed to her husband Ovila H. David of 61 years. She was a graduate of Amesbury High School and worked at Louis Shoe company as a secretary and where she met her husband. She also worked at Western Electric and as a sales clerk at Porier’s, Buswell’s, McHugh’s and Fuller’s. She…

  • Salem

    Beverly – Anthony J. Constante…

    Beverly – Anthony J. Constantelo, age 22, died from injuries sustained in a tragic automobile accident on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Born on December 25, 1995, Anthony lived his brief but precious life in Beverly. He attended Beverly Public Schools and graduated Northshore Recovery High School. Anthony especially enjoyed working outdoors and with his hands. He intended to further his education in the trades. Anthony was a lover of music. He was an intelligent, respectful, well-liked young man known for his bright smile and contagious laughter. Anthony was a sensitive young man who memorialized his predeceased friends in tattoos on his embracing arms. His friends and classmates looked to Anthony…

  • Salem

    Danvers – Mary C. Kenny, 89, d…

    Danvers – Mary C. Kenny, 89, died Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the Rosewood Rehab and Nursing Center in Peabody, 24 years to the day from the death of her beloved husband, Joseph F. Kenny. She was born in Boston to Marie (McNeil) and Andrew McCormack shortly after they arrived from Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. After 12 years of parochial school at Saint Patrick’s in Roxbury, she had many stories, her own version of Nunsense. While Mary was running the records department at Children’s Hospital, she frequently had lunch at the store of her adopted aunt, Mary Pike. It was there that she met the love of her life, Joseph…

  • Salem

    Peabody / Mooresville, NC – Jo…

    Peabody / Mooresville, NC – JoAnne (Kanarellis) Saccone, 60, beloved wife of David F. Saccone, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, May 17, 2018, while in the comforting presence of her family, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of Thomas Kanarellis and the late Georgia (Patsiaris) Kanarellis. She grew up in Peabody and graduated from Peabody High School, class of 1976. She later graduated from Salem State College. Mrs. Saccone enjoyed her career in healthcare management both in the greater Peabody area and in Mooresville, N.C. She was dedicated to her profession and to helping people in their homes. JoAnne enjoyed cooking,…

  • Salem

    Peabody, – George A. Couris, …

    Peabody, – George A. Couris, 94, of Peabody, a retired Peabody police officer, died Wednesday evening, May 16, 2018, at the E.N. Rogers Veterans Memorial Hospital, Bedford, after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Ruth (Kokoreas) Couris. George was born in Peabody on February 24, 1924, the son of the late Apostolos and Xarifialia (Drampary) Couris, and was a lifelong resident of Peabody. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1942 during WWII and served six years before his discharge in October 1948. Upon returning he entered the New England Barber Academy, and then opened up George’s Barber Shop that he operated on Foster St., Peabody, from…

  • Salem

    Salem, MA – Edith Elizabeth Ni…

    Salem, MA – Edith Elizabeth Nichols, better known as Betty, died peacefully after a sudden illness on May 17, 2018, at the age of 94. Betty was born, raised and lived her entire life in Salem, Massachusetts. She was a direct descendant of Salem’s founder, Roger Conant, as well as John Proctor, a farmer and tavern owner, accused and hanged for being a witch in 1692. Betty was the daughter of Edith Emelia (Anderson) and Leland Nichols. She was predeceased by her older sister, Hilda Nichols many years ago. Betty graduated from Salem High School in 1941, and went on to pursue her passion painting and photography at the Salem…

  • Salem

    Hamilton – Paul Herbert Buckle…

    Hamilton – Paul Herbert Buckley, 91, of Hamilton, died peacefully on May 18, 2018, in Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Methuen. He was husband of the late Jean M. (Garvey) Buckley. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late John Buckley and Jenny (Courtney) Buckley. Paul spent his entire career as an educator, first as a teacher at the former Peters High School in Southborough, and then as principal of the Junior High School in Harvard. He moved to a position as a consultant in teaching machine research at Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, in Cambridge, and then to the Medical Foundation in Boston where he worked…

  • Salem

    Salem, MA – Alice Y. (Demeule)…

    Salem, MA – Alice Y. (Demeule) Stevens, 87, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 8. The wife of the late Edward M. Stevens, Alice was a lifelong resident of Salem. Devoted to her family, she will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and mother-in-law. She will be remembered by many as “Salem Grammie.” A 1972 graduate of the former North Shore Children’s Hospital School of Nursing, Alice devoted her nursing years to the care of children there. She is survived by her son, Richard Stevens and his wife, Tory; her beloved grandchildren, Taylor Stevens and Samantha Stevens, and her husband Jason Jeitler; her sisters, Doris Hoffman, Victoria…

  • New Bedford

    Raymond F. Lemos, 90

     NEW BEDFORD — Raymond Frank Lemos, 90, of New Bedford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2018 surrounded by his family at St. Luke’s Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Sophie K. (Krones) Lemos. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Manuel Lewis and Loretta (Jacob) Dusablon, he lived in New Bedford for most of his life. He was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Mr. Lemos was formerly employed as a machinist at […]

  • New Bedford

    Genevieve T. Valk, 71

     VALK: of New Bedford, May 16, 2018, Genevieve T. (Fernandes), 71. Widow of Anthony F. Valk. Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Friday, May 25, at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 121 Mt. Pleasant St., New Bedford. Burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery. www.rock-funeralhome.com

  • New Bedford

    Barbara N. Reid, 60

     NEW BEDFORD — Barbara N. (St. Pierre) Reid, 60, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. She was the longtime companion of Robert F. Botelho.Born in Acushnet, daughter of the late Robert G. and Lydia L. (Dowd) St. Pierre, she grew up in Fairhaven and lived in Acushnet prior to settling in New Bedford seven years ago. Barbara was a graduate of Fairhaven High School. She had worked as a home health […]

  • New Bedford

    Eleanor M. Ruggeri, 92

    AIRHAVEN — Eleanor M. (Vasconcellos) Ruggeri, 92, died peacefully Friday, May 18, 2018 at Alden Court Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was the widow of Nicholas M. Ruggeri, M.D. and daughter of the late John F. Vasconcellos, Sr. and Lena (Rogers) Vasconcellos.Eleanor was born in Dartmouth and resided most of her adult life in New Bedford. She graduated from Dartmouth High School and was first employed at Goodyear Tire & Rubber during World War II. She then […]

  • New Bedford

    Lucille N. Lussier, 90

    NEW BEDFORD — Lucille N. Lussier, 90, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018 after many years of declining health. Born in New Bedford to the late Lucien and Alice (Roy) Paulhus, Lucille was the 5th of nine children.Lucille was a very brave woman, as she faced a long battle with her sickness. She always maintained a positive attitude in the face of adversity. Her continued positive energy was a force to be emulated.Lucille was the widow of Henry “Hank” Lussier. […]

  • New Bedford

    Paul Ferreira, 64

    FALL RIVER — Paul Ferreira, 64, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018, at St. Anne’s Hospital of brief illness. He was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Germaine (Medeiros) Ferreira.Paul currently worked as a custodian for the Old Rochester Regional School District. He was prior employed at the Bristol-Plymouth Technical School District, the Shuster Corporation and Food Mart.Paul’s passion was horseback riding at the Pine Ridge Dude Ranch in Kerhonkson, NY with his […]