• Springfield

    Juan Enriquez

    Juan Enriquez August 19, 1958 – November 14, 2018 Springfield – Juan L Enriquez, 60, passed away Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at Baystate Medical Center. Juan was born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico on August 19th, 1958 to his parents Diego Enr …

  • Dracut

    Blanche Pappas

    Blanche Pappas November 14, 2018 LOWELL-Blanche L. (Desjardins) Pappas, 89, passed away, Wednesday, November 14th at Fairhaven Health Care Center, Lowell. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul E. Pappas. Blanche was born …

  • Dracut

    Jewell Hurley

    Jewell Hurley October 08, 1926 – November 14, 2018 DRACUT- Jewell M. (Maxfield) Hurley, 92, long time resident of Dracut, passed away, Wednesday, November 14th, at D’Youville Senior Care, in Lowell. She was the beloved wife of the late John A Hur …

  • Wakefield

    George A. Getty, Jr., 77

    Published in the November 13, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Matthew Lafferty, 84, of Wakefield formerly of Melrose, died Sunday, November 11, 2018 at his residence. Born in Gourock, Scotland on September 16, 1934 he was the son of the late Daniel and Briget (Coyle) Laverty. Matthew was raised and educated in Gourock, Scotland before moving to the United States in 1955, where he settled in Melrose. He moved to Wakefield in 1980. He was the former Chief Building Inspector for the City of Boston fro…

  • Vineyard Haven

    Don Macdonald

    Don Macdonald died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Nov. 6, 2018, as a result of a stroke he suffered on Oct. 24. Donald Earle Sherburne was born in Woburn on Feb. 16, 1943, to Ginnie Farnham and Earle Sherburne. In 1950, Don moved to Martha’s Vineyard with his mother and younger brother, Jon. While on the island, Ginnie met and married Herb Combra Sr. Don adopted his stepfather’s last name, and was known as Don Combra through his high school years. Don was proud of the fact that he was a member of the first class to graduate from MVRHS. Following Herb’s death, Ginnie met and married Gil…

  • Newburyport

    Newbury, MA – Judith A. “Judi”…

    Newbury, MA – Judith A. “Judi” Sullivan passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House at the age of 73. Born to Sidney and Eleanor Foley, Judi was raised and lived in Newbury and Newburyport her entire life. Judi is survived by her husband of 47 years, Tom, along with several close family members, friends, and her beloved cat Smudgie. A dedicated worker, Judi was employed at Appleton Eye Associates for 34 years. When she wasn’t working she enjoyed golf, the beach locally and especially in Aruba and tending to her beautiful gardens. She was an animal advocate and loved to feed the local wildlife. Her friends would remember…

  • Newburyport

    Amesbury – Mark W. Benson, ag…

    Amesbury – Mark W. Benson, age 27, passed away on September 30, 2018. Mark was a very spiritual person, an avid reader, was full of curiosity, a lover of of music, art, and the outdoors enjoying snowboarding, wake-boarding, and nature hiking. He also loved cooking, creating his own special recipes, and worked as a chef in Seabrook, N.H. But most of all he loved his family and friends, especially his beautiful 8 month old daughter who brought him “the most amazing joy.” The mere mention of her and he would beam with a smile that extended beyond imagination. His goal in life was to be part of a “spiritual revolution”…

  • Salem

    Danvers – Stephen M. St. Pierr…

    Danvers – Stephen M. St. Pierre, 64, died Monday afternoon at Beverly Hospital. He was the husband of Jean (Cawley) St. Pierre, with whom he shared 28 years of marriage. Born in Chelsea on March 30, 1954, he was the son of Alice (Tarnowski) St. Pierre of Danvers and the late Kenneth St. Pierre Sr. He was raised and educated in Danvers and was a lifelong Danvers resident. He served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1972 until 1978. Steve was a natural athlete who loved watching his son play sports. He loved his grandchildren and could always be found doing things for other people. He had a great…

  • Salem

    Isleton, CA – Linda was born i…

    Isleton, CA – Linda was born in Salem, Massachusetts and grew up in neighboring Marblehead. She attended the Glover School and Marblehead High School. She was a proud Girl Scout and went to Camp Renolds in Pelham, N.H. for many years. Linda graduated from MHS in 1959 at the top of her business classes and, as a result, went straight from high school to work for the Office of Naval Research in Washington, DC. While living in Arlington, Virginia she married Timothy Miles. Tim and Linda then moved to Pacifica, California and later settled in nearby San Rafael where she worked for the Church of The Redeemer, as a secretary.…

  • Salem

    Peabody – Mr. Arthur Yiakas, a…

    Peabody – Mr. Arthur Yiakas, age 72, of Peabody, died on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, after a long battle with cancer. He was the husband of the late Shiela Jean (Stulgin) Yiakas, whom with he shared 18 years of marriage. Born in Katerini, Greece, he was the son of the late Christodoulos and Mary (Patrikas) Yiakas. He and his family came to Lynn in 1946, where he attended schools and lived many years, until moving to Peabody in 1978. Arthur was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1962–1966. A hard-working man, Arthur was a builder/general contractor, as well as a…

  • Salem

    Aventura, FL – Fruma Kaufman o…

    Aventura, FL – Fruma Kaufman of Aventura, Fla., formerly from Swampscott, Mass., beloved wife of the late Ted Kaufman and then the late Al Golden, passed away on November 12, 2018. Fruma was the dear friend of Clifford and the late Phyllis Seresky. The daughter of Bessie and Harry Kaplan, Fruma is survived by her son James Kaufman; daughter Karen (Ron) Sitlington; granddaughter Haley Freed; and many cousins and close friends in Florida and Boston. A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, November 15, 2018, at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin Street, Salem, MA 01970, 781-581-2300. Interment to follow at Pride of Lynn Cemetery. Fruma was a life member…

  • Salem

    Beverly – Eleanor M. (Ricci) G…

    Beverly – Eleanor M. (Ricci) Gongas, 91, beloved wife of the late William M. Gongas, died Friday, November 9, 2018, at the Ledgewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Beverly. Born, raised, and educated in Beverly, she was the daughter of the late Michele and Leonora (Marianaci) Ricci. A lifelong resident of Beverly, Mrs. Gongas was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Beverly where she had volunteered for many of the church groups including the Ladies Sodality and the Youth Group. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend, who will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her daughter, Mariam Rogge of…

  • New Bedford

    Joseph Alves, 92

     NEW BEDFORD — Joseph Alves, age 92 of New Bedford, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018, in Sacred Heart Home surrounded by his loving children. He was the husband of the late Eleanor (Oliver) Alves.Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Manuel and Mary (Sylvia) Alves, he was a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School, and Kinyon-Cambell Business School and was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Fairhaven. Joseph […]

  • New Bedford

    Michael S. Cembalisty, 63

     NEW BEDFORD — Michael S. Cembalisty, 63, of New Bedford died November 11, 2018 unexpectedly at home. Born and raised in New Bedford, son of the late Henry S. and Apolonia M. “Pauline” (Soltys) Cembalisty, he lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Dighton and Taunton before moving to New Bedford. He served 5 years at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a place he held close to his heart his whole life. After separating from the Air Force with […]

  • New Bedford

    Ida P. Guilbert

     GUILBERT: of New Bedford, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, Ida P. Daughter of Napoleon and Augustine (Berube) Ouellette. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 4256 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford. Arrangements are in the care of Rock Funeral Home. Visit www.rock-funeralhome.com

  • New Bedford

    William Cravo, 82

    CRAVO: of Dartmouth, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, William, 82. Husband of the late Marilyn M. (Duchaineau) Cravo. Private funeral services are being handled by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. Please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

  • Beverly

    Eleanor M. Gongas

    Eleanor M. Gongas May 3, 1927 – November 9, 2018 Beverly – Eleanor M. (Ricci) Gongas 91, beloved wife of the late William M. Gongas, died Friday, November 9, 2018 at the… View Details  |  Send Flowers

  • Beverly

    Paula S. Crocker

    Paula S. Crocker January 24, 1947 – November 9, 2018 MANCHESTER BY THE SEA – Paula S. Crocker (Darsey), 71, wife of Samuel S. Crocker, died Friday, November 9th at Beverly H… View Details  |  Send Flowers

  • Bridgewater

    Judith Kelley 11/10/2018 12:00:00 AM Lexington,MA / East Bridgewater,MA

    Judith Kelley, age 77, of Norwell and formerly of Lexington passed away on November 10, 2018 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Judith was born and raised in West Roxbury but spent over 40 years as a resident of Lexington. Judith graduated from Emmanuel College in 1963 prior to receiving a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the Lowell Institute of Technology, and finally achieving a Doctor of Education from Northeastern University. These accomplishments led her to eventually have the honor of being Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. There is no doubt that Judith was a strong advocate of science education and truly enjoyed advancing…

  • Brockton

    Francis (Frank) K. Matthews 11/13/2018 12:00:00 AM Brockton,MA

    Francis (Frank) K. Matthews (83) of Brockton died November 13th peacefully in his home under hospice care. He was the loving husband of the late Irene A. (Souza) Matthews. He was born in Boston son of the late Alfred J. and Catherine (Kent) Matthews. Frank was a Korean War Veteran serving in the US Marines. He retired after 42 years as a newspaper mailer at the Boston Globe, member of Club National and past commander and past quarter master of the VFW Post #1046. Survivors include 2 daughters, Carol Webster of Brockton and Jodi Matthews of Whitman, 2 sons, Allen F. Matthews of Bridgewater and Peter Matthews of Marshfield, 2…

  • Dudley

    Zofia (Niemiec) Kokosinska 11/12/2018 12:00:00 AM Dudley,MA

    DUDLEY – Zofia (Niemiec) Kokosinska, 89, died Monday, November 12, 2018 in UMASS/Memorial Medical Center after being stricken ill. Her husband of 60 years, Zygmunt Kokosinski, died in 2010. She leaves 4 children, Ryszard and his wife Ursula Kokosinski, Anna Kokosinska, Teresa Lach and Eva Kokosinska all of Dudley; a sister, Aniela Jankowski of Dudley; 7 grandchildren, Agnes, Christopher, Thomas, Elizabeth, Carolin, Adam & Sophia; 5 great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Andrew, Alan, Abby and Emillia. She was predeceased by her infant son, Edward Kokosinski, her brother John Niemiec and by her sisters, Katarzyna Bryniarski, Anna Krzyston and Maria Debski. She was born in Kluszkowce, Poland, a daughter of Stanislaw and Katarzyna (Mazgaj)…

  • Malden

    David J. Casavant 11/12/2018 12:00:00 AM Malden,MA

    David J. Casavant, of Malden passed away on November 12, 2018. He was 56 years old. David was a board member and lifelong supporter of The Reagle Musical Theater of Greater Boston. He worked as an accounts payable manager at Harvard University for over 20 years and enjoyed spending his summers with friends and family at Lakeshore Park on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. David was the beloved husband of Kevin Berry. He was the son of the late Arthur Sr. and Norma (Holloway) Casavant. David was the son in-law of A. Stuart Berry of Malden and his late wife Anna. He was the loving father of Jessica MacKenzie and…

  • Medford

    Elizabeth Alena Lonergan 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA

    Elizabeth Alena Lonergan, known as Betty Alena or Aunt Betty to most, liked making people happy. Whether she was enjoying the spotlight or letting her loved ones shine, she was famous for saying, “Whatever your little heart desires. “ And she meant it. She was that Aunt who bought you that special something your parents wouldn’t buy, or gave you a Lyndell’s cupcake before dinnertime. She was one of a kind. Betty Alena was called to Heaven on November 9, 2018. She was 78 years old. In death, Betty joins her father and mother, John and Elizabeth Lonergan, and her brothers, John, Jimmy, and Kevin Lonergan. She leaves behind her…