• Lynn

    Colleen A. Slate, 57

    LYNN — Mrs. Colleen A. (Rybicki) Slate, age 57, of Lynn, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, with her family at her side, after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Daniel Slate, with whom she shared 15 years of marriage. A lifelong resident of Lynn, Colleen was the daughter of the late Stephen and Marie (Doucette) Rybicki. She attended Lynn schools and was a graduate of Lynn Vocational Technical Institute, Class of 1980. She also was a graduate of Marian Court College. Colleen had worked as a paralegal for the law office of McGloin and Associates in Lynn. She loved…

  • Lynn

    Robert P. Dombrowski, 80

    HAVERHILL — Robert P. Dombrowski, 80, of Haverhill, and formerly of North Andover and Lynn, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at his home. He was born in Lynn on Jan. 30, 1939, the son of the late Peter and Sophie (Wyszynski) Dombrowski, he attended St. Michael Elementary School and graduated from Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1956. Bob was an avid tennis player and longtime member of Cedardale. He loved to travel, he was proud of circumnavigating the globe and loved to sail. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963 and later graduated from Lowell Technological Institute, currently UMass Lowell, under the G.I. Bill.…

  • Lynn

    Maurita A. Holland, 87

    PEABODY — Maurita Agnes Holland, 87, of Peabody, entered into eternal rest Wednesday morning at the Grosvenor Park Nursing Home in Salem. She was the devoted wife of the late Robert D. Holland. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Emilie (Doucette) Cotreau. She was raised and educated in Lynn and was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Class of 1949. She lived in Lynn for more than 60 years before moving to Gray, Maine, in 1992. She spent 11 years living in Maine before moving back to Massachusetts and had lived in Peabody for the past 15 years. Her family and children were…

  • Lynn

    Lorraine Conwell, 89

    LYNN — Lorraine (Sawyer) Conwell, age 89, of Lynn, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019. Born and raised in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Hadwin Emery and Ora (LaPointe) Sawyer. Lorraine resided in Salem for 20 years prior to returning to Lynn. She had worked for General Electric for 30 years as a spot welder and a packer. She enjoyed playing BINGO, adult coloring with pencils and activities at Life Care Center including exercise, music programs and arts and crafts. She mostly enjoyed time with her family and gatherings at the pool. She is survived by her children, Nancy Gilmore of Salem, Elaine Ferrier of Lynn and…

  • Lynn

    Clara Portrait, 87

    LYNN — Clara (Archigian) Portrait, 87, passed away on March 19, 2019 in Pilgrim Nursing Home.   Born in Worcester on Feb. 21, 1932 and was a longtime resident of Lynn. Clara was the wife of the late Walter F. Portrait and the daughter of the late James and Mabel (Husisian) Archigian. She was raised and educated in Worcester. She graduated from high school in Somerville and worked for many years in the Lynn Public Schools. Clara enjoyed dancing, music and especially spending time with her children. She is survived by her eight children, Deborah Portrait of Lynn, Shawn Portrait and his wife, Carol of Newburyport, Michele Scribner and her…

  • Lynn

    Marylee Burke, 59

    ROCHESTER — Marylee (Hughes) Burke, 59, of Rochester, died March 16, 2019 peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of CDR Stephen V. Burke, USN (Ret). Born in Everett, daughter of Anita P. (Bigley) Hughes of Wakefield and the late Joseph W. Hughes, she was raised in Lynn, graduating from St. Mary’s High School. She lived in San Diego, Calif., and Springfield, Va., while her husband served in the U.S. Navy before moving to Rochester to raise their family in 2004. She was formerly employed as assistant personnel director for the City of Lynn and was later an administrative assistant at…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    W. Leigh Short

    W. Leigh Short, 84, of Williamstown MA died Thursday March 21, 2019 at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida. He was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on January 30, 1935, Son of William Smith and Ada Iola (Matchett) Short. He was educated in Canadian schools and received his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Leigh was last employed as an engineering consultant for Woodward and Clyde in Wayne, New Jersey until his retirement. Previously he was the Chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts. Leigh served on the EPA Science Advisory Board and the National Academy Committee to oversee the destruction of…

  • North Adams,  Pittsfield

    Sheila Shapiro

    Sheila Nancy (Cohen) Shapiro, 68 of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly of North Adams, MA died on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce, FL. She was born in North Adams, MA on May 9, 1950 daughter of Emanuel and Anne (Pindick) Cohen. She attended local schools and graduated from Drury High School. Sheila went on to graduate from the Burbank Hospital School of Nursing, where she received her nursing degree. She went on to work as a psychiatric nurse and over the span of her career worked in Boston, New Hampshire, and Florida. She was a member of Congregation Beth Israel in North Adams.…

  • Boston

    TWYMAN, ROGER JOSEPH

    TWYMAN, Roger Joseph Age 85, died peacefully in his home on March 20, surrounded by his family. He fought a courageous, 12 year battle against Lewey…