• Vineyard Haven

    Brian Stewart Gager

    Brian Stewart Gager, who lived on the Island in Edgartown from 2012 until May of 2018, died on June 28, 2018, at the age of 46 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Brian built a house with a second-floor recording studio in Edgartown, where he composed, recorded, and mixed music for six years. While living here he met and enjoyed the company of other musicians and artists, especially at the Chilmark Tavern Art Evenings. Brian graduated from the School of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in music composition, with high honors. For many years Brian taught at a Montessori school in Pittsburgh, where he spread his love of music…

  • Vineyard Haven

    Rhoda Lesser Diamond

    Rhoda Lesser Diamond died on June 30, 2018, at the age of 97. A summer resident since 1950, Rhoda began living year-round on the Island in 1993, when she moved here with her husband, Dr. Monroe Thomas Diamond. After her beloved Tom died in 1997, Rhoda immersed herself in a multitude of Island activities, inspiring all who knew her with her positive spirit and her zest for life and community. Rhoda was born on March 30, 1921, in New York City. Her father, Jacob Joseph Lesser, born in Russia, had a law practice with his brother Henry. Her mother, Rae Virginia, was a schoolteacher. Rhoda had an older brother, Lawrence…

  • Vineyard Haven

    James Peter Maciel

    James Peter Maciel of Vineyard Haven and Zephyrhills, Fla., died on Friday, June 8, 2018, at his son’s home in Vineyard Haven. Jimmy, as he was known to his many friends and customers, was born in West Tisbury on New Year’s Eve in 1924, one of 11 children born to Raul and Rose Maciel. The Maciel family moved to Tisbury, where Jimmy attended the Tisbury School until Army service in World War II interrupted schoolwork. Staff Sergeant Maciel served in the European Theater until his honorable discharge in 1946. A short time after his return to the Island, Jimmy began to work for his brother, Manuel Maciel, in plumbing. He…

  • Chicopee

    Edward J. Machnik, Jr.

    Edward J. Machnik, Jr., 61, passed away peacefully at home in Dennisport on Friday, July 6, 2018. Born December 5, 1956, son of the late Edward J. Sr. and Genevieve “Pat” (Wajda) Machnik, he was a lifelong Chicopee resident, along with spending summers at Cape Cod. Edward was a graduate of Chicopee Comprehensive High School, and continued his education, earning a Bachelors Degree from American International College. A communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Edward was looking forward to retirement after spending many years as a sales representative for a plumbing supplier. He was an avid Red Sox fan and greatly enjoyed fishing with his buddies. Edward is survived…

  • Chicopee

    Anna Zelasko

    Anna (Deren) Zelasko, 97, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Mount St. Vincent Nursing Center. Born September 25, 1920, daughter of the late Mikolaj and Mary (Lak) Deren, she has resided in Chicopee for the past fifty years, and previously in Holyoke. Anna was a communicant of the former Mater Dolorosa Church in Holyoke. A talented seamstress, she used her skills working for the John Lyman Co. and Totsy Toy Co. Anna was predeceased in 2002 by her beloved husband, Emil J. Zelasko Sr., and is survived by her loving children, Emil J. Zelasko Jr., of Chicopee, and Sophie Zelasko, of Chicopee; cherished grandchildren, Matthew, of Wilbraham,…

  • Newburyport

    Newburyport, MA – Jack C. Ston…

    Newburyport, MA – Jack C. Stone, age 35, of Newburyport, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, July 2, 2018, at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, due to complications of an embolism, which caused a stroke. A native of Newburyport, Jack was born on April 4, 1983, loving son of Jeffrey and Pamela (Kubik) Stone of Newburyport. He was a graduate of Newburyport High School, and also a Certified HVAC Technician. Jack was employed by Lombardi Oil Company of Newburyport for the past several years. They were like his second family and he enjoyed working there. In addition to his parents, Jack leaves behind his…

  • Gloucester

    Gloucester – Jacqueline Elaine…

    Gloucester – Jacqueline Elaine (Oliver) Doucette of Gloucester, Mass., passed away peacefully in her sleep while surrounded by family. Jackie passed one year to the day after her husband, Fred. Jacqueline, better known as Jackie, was born in Gloucester, Mass., to Gilbert and Estelle (Sears) Oliver. The Oliver home was always open to friends and family. Despite having seven children, there “was always room at the table and food for one or two more.” The Oliver’s hosted many friends and family who came over from “the old country”—Portugal—so they could pursue the American Dream. Throughout her life, Jackie continued in this spirit of caretaking and looking out for others; she…

  • Salem

    Beverly – Ann M. (McCormack) B…

    Beverly – Ann M. (McCormack) Brennan, age 83, died Sunday, July 8, 2018. Born and raised in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Kathryn (Madden) McCormack. She lived in Lowell and Chelmsford before settling in Prides Crossing to raise her family. Ann worked as an Administrative Assistant at Landmark School in Prides Crossing and CAST in Wakefield for many years, enjoying working with educators, students and other professionals in the field. She was a dedicated religious educator at St. Margaret’s Parish for over 15 years where she taught first grade. Surviving her are her children, John Brennan and his wife Jaqueline of Beverly, Elizabeth Oakman and…

  • Salem

    Peabody – Donald Anthony Leo, …

    Peabody – Donald Anthony Leo, 70, of Venice, Florida, and formerly of East Boston and Peabody, died on Monday, June 18, in Florida, following a lengthy illness. He was the devoted husband of Beatrice F. (Austin) Leo with whom he shared over 22 years of marriage. Born in Boston, he was the son of Virginia (Manganelli) Leo and the late Nunzio Leo. He was raised and educated in East Boston and was a graduate of Peabody High School. Upon his retirement, he moved to Florida where he has lived for the past 13 years. Donald was a Peabody Police Officer for 16 years before retiring as an Armorer. He Also…

  • Salem

    Topsfield – Mr. Alan L. Grenie…

    Topsfield – Mr. Alan L. Grenier, 72, of Topsfield, passed away suddenly on Monday July 2, 2018, at his home. Born in Fall River he was the son of the late Leo and Edna (Millette) Grenier. He was raised in Swansea and was a graduate of Coyle High School in Taunton. Alan continued his education, receiving his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law. Mr. Grenier was the founder of Grenier and Associates of Topsfield, where he helped many navigate through the complex world of real estate law. He was known for his expertise and was well respected in his field. In…

  • Salem

    Danvers, MA – Kathleen Phyllis…

    Danvers, MA – Kathleen Phyllis Francis died peacefully on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Mass. Born in Lynn, Mass., she was the daughter of Joseph and Katherine Donovan. She was the beloved wife of Donald W. Francis Sr. They were married for 51 years, before his death in 1994. She graduated from Lynn Classical High School and went on to work at the General Electric in Lynn, where she met her husband. They settled in Lynn and started their family before moving to Danvers in 1960. She was a communicant of Saint Mary of the Annunciation Church while living in Danvers. She moved…

  • New Bedford

    Nichole M. Neves, 45

     NEW BEDFORD — Nichole M. Neves, 45, of New Bedford died July 3, 2018 unexpectedly at home.Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Karl M. and Debra L. (Wilson) Neves, she lived in New Bedford most of her life.She enjoyed her role as a stay at home Mom raising her children.Survivors include 2 sons, Ni’el Gomes and his wife Whitney of Japan and Jose Sanchez of New Bedford; a daughter, Dakota Pacheco of New Bedford; a brother, Chippy Neves; a […]

  • New Bedford

    Manuel P. Gomes, 85

     NEW BEDFORD — Manuel P. “Manuta” Gomes, 85, of New Bedford died July 8, 2018 peacefully at home after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of the late Geraldine A. (Pemberton) Gomes.Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Joaquim P. and Mary F. (Freitas) Gomes, he lived in New Bedford most of his life.Mr. Gomes was formerly employed down on the New Bedford waterfront as chief city fish weigher and lumper for many years until his […]

  • New Bedford

    Claire R. Cooper, 90

    WAREHAM — Claire R. (Reardon) Cooper, age 90 years, of Wareham and formerly of Dartmouth, died Monday, July 9, 2018, at All American Assisted Living in Wareham. The wife of the late Kenneth N. Cooper, she was born in Boston, daughter of the late John P. and Mary (Penton) Reardon.A graduate of the old New Bedford Vocational High School, she was a member of the Congregational Church of South Dartmouth and the Rainbow Girls Majority Club. For many years, Claire volunteered with […]

  • New Bedford

    Frank A. Manley, 77

     MANLEY: of Dartmouth, Sunday, July 8, 2018, Frank A., 77. Husband of Yvonne E. (Macy). Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the AUBERTINE-LOPES FUNERAL HOME, 129 Allen St., New Bedford. Funeral 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with a Mass at 10 at St. Mary Church, So. Dartmouth. Burial is private. www.aubertine-lopes.com

  • Foxboro

    Michael F. Grendal

    Michael F. Grendal, 64, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2018, surrounded by the comfort of his loving family at Norwood Hospital. He was the son of the late Dr. Michael and Helen (Sidlauskas) Grendal.

  • Southbridge

    Rita Bond of Charlton, MA , July 3, 1931 – July 10, 2018

    CHARLTON: Rita J. (Chartier) Bond 87, of North Main St. died Tuesday, July 10 at her home after an illness. Her husband earl Bond died March 6, 2001. She leaves 2 sons Earl R. Bond Jr. of Charlton and Roger D. Bond of Brookfield. Her sister Flora Fuller of Sturbridge, 3 grandchildren Cindy Bond, Robin Bond, Joseph Bond 3 great grandchildren Roxanne Duquette and her husband Brett, Kendra Bond and her fiancé Matthew Dodge, Marissa Zayes and her boyfriend David Ruth, 6 great great grandchildren, Kylie Kertley, Zoe Bond, Dunkin Duquette, Joslyn Bond Juliette Bond, Grayson Dodge. She was born in Pawtucket, RI the daughter of Homidas and Rosalie (Beltat)…

  • Vineyard Haven

    Robert E. Northrop

    Robert (“Buffy”) E. Northrop, 80, of Bethlehem, Conn., died on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the VITAS Inpatient Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital, surrounded by his family and many close friends. He was soulmate and best friend of Christina Pratt, with whom he lived. Buffy was born in Waterbury on March 7, 1938, son of Earl and Margaret (O’Shaunessy) Northrop. He graduated from Cheshire High School in 1956. He was class president, homecoming king, and captain of the football, basketball, and baseball teams. After high school, he proudly joined the U.S. Marine Corps, and later served in the USMC Reserves — an experience that he cherished his entire life. He…

  • Vineyard Haven

    Memorial for Lynn Murphy II

    The family and friends of Lynn Murphy II will be celebrating his memory with a potluck supper and music at 6 pm at the Chilmark Community Center on Thursday, July 19, on what would have been his 40th birthday. The post Memorial for Lynn Murphy II appeared first on The Martha’s Vineyard Times.

  • Cape Cod

    Dorothy Cahill Labash

    EAST DENNIS- Dorothy Cahill Labash, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Alexander Labash, her husband of 62 years.Dorothy was born and raised in Yonkers, New York, and after raising her four children eventually settled in East Dennis where she and Alexander lived happily for 40 years.She loved all animals, especially her Maltese, Giles. He was her constant companion for 18 years. She enjoyed traveling and exploring new countries and […]

  • Cape Cod

    Paul I. Fichter – 69

    HYANNIS – Paul Ignatius Fichter 1949-2018, passed away peacefully on June 27th, while enjoying a favorite pass time, watching the ocean scenery by the shore of a favorite beach.A native of Boston, he attended Boston English High School until relocating to Cape Cod, graduating DY High School in 1967.He was an accomplished musician, avid reader, writer, and had love of philosophy and debate.Pre-deceased by his parents Harold I. and Hilda G. (Contestable) Fichter, sister in- […]

  • Cape Cod

    John F. Aylmer, 84

    CENTERVILLE, MA – John ‘Jack’ F. Aylmer, died peacefully at home on July 8th 2018. He was born in Barnstable, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the first of four children of John J. Aylmer and Vina (Norris) Aylmer. He was raised in the villages of Osterville and Centerville, and graduated in 1952 from Barnstable High School as a 7-time varsity letterman and in 1953 from Admiral Billard Academy, New London, CT. In 1957, Jack graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a Bachelor […]

  • Cape Cod

    Ellen ‘Marie’ Anderson

    EASTHAM – Ellen Marie (Sullivan) Anderson of Braintree and Eastham, on July 9, 2018.Born Nov. 4, 1919, Marie was the eldest of eight children, born and raised in the Braintree Highlands, and is survived by sister Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Sullivan, sister-in-law Alice Sullivan and brothers John F. Sullivan and wife Lee, and William ‘Bill’ Sullivan.She is predeceased by her husband, Henry ‘Andy’ Anderson, and sisters Margaret Early, M. Patricia ‘Patt’ Sullivan, as well as brothers […]

  • Lynn

    Carolyn “Cookie” Smith

    Carolyn “Cookie” Smith died Friday, June 29, 2018 after losing her year-long battle with cancer. Carolyn leaves her beloved sister, Linda Lewis (Gagner); and brother, Edward Gagner. She also leaves her daughters, Brenda D’Eon, Jennifer Gagner, Amanda Smith; and her son, Richard Gouker. Carolyn leaves her grandsons, Jason Burke, Donald D’Eon Jr., Peter Dow and Jordan Rand; and her granddaughters, Kaleigh Gordinas, Samantha Campbell and Mackenzie Campbell. Also many nieces and nephews. Service information: There will be a Celebration of Life held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at FHYC at 114 Ballard St., Saugus. All are welcome. The post Carolyn “Cookie” Smith appeared first on Itemlive.

  • Lynn

    Marion B. Walker, 95

    LYNN — Marion Beatrice (Prescott) Walker, a lifelong resident of Lynn, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 6th, 2018 at Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody at the age of 95 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Alexander “Sandy” Walker, her high school sweetheart, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Saugus on Sept. 13, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Edith (Hatton) Prescott. She was raised and educated in Lynn. She graduated from Lynn English High School in 1940. She was a volunteer cooking instructor at the Girls Club of Lynn for several years while she raised her…

  • Lynn

    Joseph L. Dupont Jr., 77

    BEVERLY — Mr. Joseph L. Dupont Jr., of Beverly, died Friday on his 77th birthday in Beverly Hospital, surrounded by his loving family after a prolonged illness. He was the husband of Mary-Lark B. (Kindler) Dupont, with whom he shared 47 years of marriage. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Joseph L. and Ruth E. (Wein) Dupont. He was raised on Richardson Road in Lynn, and had lived in Beverly for the past 45 years. Joseph was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1959, and received his associates degree from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass Amherst in 1961. He also studied…

  • Lynn

    Barbara E. Frye, 95

    SPRINGFIELD — Barbara E. (Goss) Frye, 95, passed away peacefully June 25, 2018. Barbara was born March 10, 1923 in Lynn, the daughter of Minot and Josephine Goss. Formerly of Pine Hill, Barbara always enjoyed her profession working with payroll for Forbes in Chelsea and Springfield Steel Erectors. She will be dearly missed by both her family and friends as she always sent caring cards/notes to everyone she knew. Married to Arne Frye for almost 70 years, they shared a very special love for each other and their family. Barbara and Arne were founding parishioners of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Barbara was a member of St. Patrick’s Women’s Club and…

  • Lynn

    Jennie L. Zetes, 87

    LYNN — Jennie L. Zetes, 87 years, of Lynn, died on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in North Shore Medical Center, Salem Hospital after a brief illness. She was born and raised in Lynn, the daughter of the late Louis and Anastasia (Anasoulis) Zetes. She was a graduate of Lynn English High School and a graduate of Burdett College. Jennie lived in Lynn all of her life. To “Auntie Jennie” her family was everything. She was a loving and devoted aunt, who could not do enough for her nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Jennie loved cooking and baking, especially Greek foods. She enjoyed…

  • Lynn

    Elizabeth C. Brownhill, 86

    LYNN — Elizabeth “Betty” C. (Powers) Brownhill, age 86, of Lynn, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018. She was the wife of the late John Brownhill. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Powers. Betty was a homemaker and enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren. She is survived by her six children, Daniel and his wife Laura Brownhill of Florida, James Brownhill of Salem, Eileen and her husband Kevin Coman of Peabody, Sarah Iwanicki of Danvers, Donna and her husband John Pari of Lynn and Joan Brownhill of Lynn; brothers Bob and David Powers; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces…

  • Lynn

    Sandi Nason, 63

    BOXFORD — Sandi Nason, 63, of Boxford, passed away on July 3, 2018, surrounded by family. People come and go in our lives, but there exist a special few who reach beneath our skin and show us how to kindle the fire within. They teach us how to be better people, and they inspire us to create positive change in ourselves and in the world. Sandi was such a person. Her language of choice was music. It flowed through her fingers and bubbled up through her voice in the sweetest song. It danced through every part of her. Music was her soul. With generosity and grace, Sandi shared her music…

  • New Bedford

    Actor Tab Hunter, star of ‘Damn Yankees’ movie, dies age 86

    Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob for millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as “Battle Cry” and “Damn Yankees” and received new attention decades later when he revealed that he was gay, has died. He was 86.Producer and spouse Allan Glaser said Hunter died Sunday of a blood clot in his leg that caused cardiac arrest. Glaser called the death “sudden and unexpected.”Hunter was a star for several years. In addition to his hit movies, his […]

  • Arlington,  Cambridge

    John J. Bilafer

    John J. Bilafer February 01, 1932 – July 10, 2018 BILAFER, John J. 86, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 10, at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA, after a brief illness. He was born on February 1, 1932, to Christopher and Rose (Su …

  • Springfield

    Donald Ashe

    Book of Memories –> Obituary/Death Notice Maps & Directions Tributes/Condolences Place a Memorial Candle Online Memorial Donations Family Login Donald Ashe December 27, 1934 – July 10, 2018