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    Gill, MA – Timothy C. Young wa…

    Gill, MA – Timothy C. Young was born November 27, 1946 in Cambridge and spent his early years in Andover. He attended the Bement School in Deerfield, Massachusetts as a young boarder and then went on to the Forman School in Litchfield, Conn., and to Culver-Stockton College in Missouri. In 1969 he returned to Bement as a dorm parent and math teacher. His gentle, firm, and consistent manner served him well in his role as Dean of Students. As he retired from teaching, he was formally hired as the school photographer, a pastime he had long pursued on his own, producing a slide show each year that was looked forward…

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    Naples, ME – Robert "Bob" Van …

    Naples, ME – Robert “Bob” Van Der Zee, 92, of Naples, Maine passed Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 after a brief illness. Robert was born in Quincy, Massachusetts and raised in Hingham. He was a varsity basketball player known as Chick by his teammates. Bob served his country during World War II. Upon his return from Japan, he moved to Andover, Mass., where he met his future wife Judith. They were wed in 1962 at Free Christian Church in Andover. Bob worked at both Schlott oil and Waltham Products before relocating his family to Naples in 1981 to follow his dream of running the business his family had camped at for…

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    Andover – Regina C. (Pelletier…

    Andover – Regina C. (Pelletier) O’Brien, a longtime resident of Andover and beloved wife of Thomas J. O’Brien, passed away suddenly at their home on Friday morning, December 6, 2019. She was 70 years old. Born in Everett on January 6, 1949, she was the beloved daughter of the late Robert G. and Regina M. (Gurnon) Pelletier. Regina enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching Red Sox and Patriots games. She was also a longtime communicant of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Andover where she served as Lecture. In addition to her beloved husband Thomas, Regina is survived by her loving sons; Kevin M. and his wife Cindy J.…

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    Tempe, Arizona – Norman "Norm"…

    Tempe, Arizona – Norman “Norm” Drazy of Tempe, Ariz., Mechanical Engineer, passed from this life on October 3, 2019 in a hospice facility. He lived a life of intense fascination and engagement with principles of the physical world around him, and loved to share this captivation with others. He was well known in the alcohol hot rod racing community for design, development and manufacture of the PSI Screw Supercharger with his former wife, Patricia Alexander, at the company they founded. According to Chelsea Clark of PSI Superchargers, the device “revolutionized the racing industry in the late 1980’s. Over the years, Norm touched the lives of many racers and always offered…

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    Boston MA – The Honorable Gera…

    Boston MA – The Honorable Gerald M. Cohen, former state representative from Andover MA, died peacefully on December 7. He was 85. Gerald was the youngest son of Lewis and Belle Cohen, of Winthrop, Mass. loving brother of Irving, Bill, and Ruthie, and former husband of Annette Cohen. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he played varsity basketball and earned his Bachelors Degree in Food Science. Soon after, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he became a flight navigator and was promoted to the rank of Captain. Cohen, AKA, the “cookie bookie”, worked for Dane-T-Bits, a company founded by his father-in-law, Irving Rodman. Later…

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    Anniversary Remembrance Louis…

    Anniversary Remembrance Louis J. Sirois All the memories you created are still here. You live through us in everything we do. We miss your warmth, smile and laugh and you are loved beyond measure. AU CIEL Lovingly remembered by Wife Children Grandchildren Family and Friends

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    Andover, MA – Maximillian "Max…

    Andover, MA – Maximillian “Max” Durham, born October 27, 1999, passed away at home on Saturday, December 7. Max fought a courageous battle with mental health difficulties and addiction. He was 20. Max’s passions were many. He was an avid hiker and skier, skiing with his brother and father in the White Mountains, out west, and France. Max skateboarded, bicycled and baked Christmas cookies. Recently, he had discovered painting. He loved to surf at York beach. Max adored his brother, bro, to no end. He nurtured and loved his border collie Sky. Max is survived by his parents, Mary and Andrew Durham and his brother Alexander; grandparents, Susan and Chris…

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    Andover – Aram Bogosian, 92, o…

    Andover – Aram Bogosian, 92, of Andover died Sunday, November 24, 2019 peacefully at his home of 57 years. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Estelle (Aghoian). He was born and raised in Methuen, the son of Khachig and Rose (Vartanian) Bogosian of Methuen. He was an Army veteran followed by a career as a cost accountant while attending night school. Aram was also a licensed real estate broker as his second job and was well known for his professionalism and well liked in the Merrimack Valley Community. In his early years, Aram worked at the family’s poultry farm. After graduating from Methuen High School, he attended…

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    Andover – Dr. Jeffrey Leonard …

    Andover – Dr. Jeffrey Leonard of Andover passed away suddenly surrounded by his wife and two sons at his home in Andover on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the age of 49. Jeff leaves behind his devoted wife, Angel and his two sons, Dylan and Matthew, who meant the world to him. Jeff was the loving and dedicated son of Dr. Thomas and Lois Leonard of Andover, and cherished brother to Suzanne and Russell. He is pre-deceased by his brother Jonathan. Jeff was born Lowell and raised in Andover and graduated from Central Catholic in 1988. He went on to receive his undergraduate degree from Fairfield University. Jeff received his…

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    Boxford, MA – Paul L. Grant, a…

    Boxford, MA – Paul L. Grant, age 90, passed away on November 21, 2019. Born in Marion, Maine on May 12, 1929 to the late Charles and Cora (Conrad) Grant. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 54 years Joyce M. (Pease) Grant. Paul was a retired executive from Pellon-Freudenberg Co. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an Ensign 1st Class. Paul volunteered in Westford as a Little League Baseball coach, with the Boy Scouts of America and was a member of the Order of the Arrow with the BSA. He was a member of both the Elks and Kiwanis clubs in Westford,…

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    York Beach, Maine – Jeanne T. …

    York Beach, Maine – Jeanne T. Danforth, 93, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 21st, 2019. She was born April 17th, 1926 in Methuen, MA a daughter of the late Leo J. and Lucille (Monette) Bernardin. She was a personal typing and shorthand teacher for many years beginning at Punchard High School and finally Andover High School before her retirement. She had a lifelong passion for York Beach and spent her post retirement years volunteering at York Hospital doing office work such as typing and filing, as well as office organization. She leaves her husband G. Arthur Danforth; two sons, G. Arthur Danforth III of North Andover, MA and Stephen J.…

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    Andover – Harriet (Gaffny) Pal…

    Andover – Harriet (Gaffny) Palmieri, a longtime Andover resident and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and gifted teacher died peacefully December 2, 2019. Born on October 17, 1923, to Helen Mulry Gaffny and John Joseph Gaffny, Harriet graduated from Lawrence High School in 1941 and from Tufts University in 1945 where she majored in Mathematics. Upon graduation she became a stewardess with Northeast Airlines until her marriage in 1951 to the love of her life, Edward Joseph Palmieri. Harriet demonstrated her love and devotion to her husband when he became a quadriplegic and she cared for him in their home in Andover, along with her four young children.…

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    Andover – Andover resident Ter…

    Andover – Andover resident Terry R. Crossfield passed away Nov. 20 after a long illness. He was 81 and survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy Ingalls Crossfield. An active member of the Andover Senior Center, Mr. Crossfield was involved for many years with the local access TV group which produces the show “There’s Something about Andover.” He was also an active member of the Senior Center’s “Fix It Shop” helping seniors with minor repairs. Mr. Crossfield was a graduate of the University of Baltimore and worked in pharmaceutical sales management retiring in 1995 from Alcon Laboratories. He is survived by three children, Catherine Duval of Concord, Mass., Warren…

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    Andover – Heidi Elizabeth Kolb…

    Andover – Heidi Elizabeth Kolbe passed away peacefully at Brooksby Village where she enjoyed the last years of her life surrounded by the most wonderful community of friends and family. Heidi was born in Basal, Switzerland on September 18, 1926 with her twin sister Hedy. At the age of six, she and her family crossed the Atlantic, arrived at Ellis Island, and soon thereafter established themselves in Hastings on Hudson, Conn. where her father worked as an estate gardener and her mother was a homemaker. Heidi later married the love of her life, William Andrew Kolbe Sr., a decorated war veteran who pursued an exemplary career with the American Oil…

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    Andover – John D. Bennett, 91,…

    Andover – John D. Bennett, 91, a former longtime resident of Alderbrook Road in Andover, died November 3, 2019, at Holy Family Medical Center in Methuen. Born in Richmond, Virginia, the son of the late Samuel C. and Elizabeth (Jackson) Bennett, he was raised in Milton, Mass., and graduated in 1948 from Milton Academy, where he was a member of the football, track and wrestling teams. He received a degree in Business Administration from the University of Montana in 1954. After college he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan for most of his two-year enlistment. After working in electronics manufacturing for a few years, Mr. Bennett became…

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    Andover, MA – Robert Lee Gable…

    Andover, MA – Robert Lee Gable, 88, of Andover, passed away at his home on November 5, 2019. He was born on November 22, 1930, in Baltimore, Md. Bob served in the United States Navy from 1953 to 1956 before being honorably discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He went on to have a lengthy and fulfilling executive business career. He started out as an Assistant Controller at Craig Systems Corporation where he eventually became President and Chairman of the Board. In 1966 he became a Vice President and Group Executive at Kidde, Inc., and in 1985 he moved onto Computervision Corporation, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer.…

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    Andover MA – Dick Moody aged 9…

    Andover MA – Dick Moody aged 94 died at home on Monday, November 11, 2019. Richard was the son of Percy W. and Helen B. Moody and was a ninety-year resident of Andover, He attended Phillips Academy, earned a Marine Engineering Degree at Maine Maritime Academy, and was awarded a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University. Dick served three years in WWII as an engineer aboard Liberty ships in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Believing in local industry and as an entrepreneur based in Ballardvale, he engineered a textile manufacturing plant and then transitioned into computer hardware manufacturing. Further responding to changing times, he went on to develop…

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    Andover, MA – Edward T. O'Dell…

    Andover, MA – Edward T. O’Dell, Jr. of Westwood, Mass., formerly of Andover, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2019 at the age of 83 after a long illness. He was pre-deceased by his devoted wife, Kerstin Sjöholm O’Dell, and his loving son, Brian P. O’Dell. He is survived by his son, E. Thomas O’Dell III and his son’s fiancé, Lizette Gradén of Lund, Sweden, his daughter, Christine M. Harrington, M.D. and son-in-law, Nathan R. Harrington of Needham, Mass., his daughter-in-law Rachel Tadmor of Stowe Mass. and his grandchildren Ethan T. O’Dell, Zackary T. O’Dell, Annika K. Harrington, Finn T. Harrington, Kajsa L. Harrington and Matilda K. O’Dell. Mr. O’Dell…

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    South Berwick, Maine – On Frid…

    South Berwick, Maine – On Friday, November 8, 2019, Karen M. Bates of South Berwick, Maine, wife of the late Darrel R. Bates, passed away at the age of 80 after a rapid decline in health. Her daughter Karyn, son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Natasha, and granddaughter April were by her side when she passed. Karen was born in Waltham, on July 29, 1939 to the late Mary and Mark Maloney. Karen leaves four siblings, Joanne Tocci and her husband, “Toss” of Chandler, Ariz., Billy Maloney of Cambridge, VT, Cathy Farrell and her husband Connie of York, Maine, and Judy Callahan and her husband Larry of Brockton, Mass. Karen is…

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    Lawrence Formerly of Andover -…

    Lawrence Formerly of Andover – Mr. Barry Edward Connors, an Andover Townie and a more recent resident of Lawrence, passed away at home, after a valiant battle with cancer, on Wednesday morning, October 30, 2019. He was 74 years old. The second of The Baron (George) and Margaret’s five boys, Barry was born August 4, 1945. He graduated in 1963 from Andover High School where he excelled as an athlete playing both football and basketball, and was later inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Upon graduating high school Barry received a scholarship to play football at West Texas State and then at Parsons College in Iowa. He received…

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    Andover – Louis Tisbert, 88, o…

    Andover – Louis Tisbert, 88, of Andover, died Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Meadows in North Andover surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Andover on August 25, 1931 to the late Arthur and Olivine (Couture) Tisbert. Louis was a lifelong resident of Andover. He was the owner of L. Tisbert Masonry, a successful business in the Merrimack Valley for over 40 years. He devoted his time to the family business, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was also a member of the Bricklayers Union Local 3 and was an accomplished breeder, owner and trainer of thoroughbred racehorses out of LC Stables. He was a devoted…

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    North Andover – William C. Dr…

    North Andover – William C. Drummond, 76, of North Andover died peacefully at Bridges by Epoch in Andover on October 30, 2019. Bill was born in Youngstown, Ohio, the only child of William and Ann Drummond. After graduating from John Carroll University in 1965, he won a scholarship to attend Boston College, where he received his M.A. He fell in love with New England and started his career teaching mathematics at Malden Catholic High School. After two years he took a job at Andover High School, where he taught for 40 years, retiring in 2009. He continued to do substitute work there until 2016. During his tenure at Andover High,…

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    Salem, NH – William "Billy" Fe…

    Salem, NH – William “Billy” Ferrier, 66, of Salem, N.H., passed away peacefully on Friday, November 1, 2019, at Sutton Hill Center in North Andover. He grew up in the Ballardvale section of Andover and spent most of life there. William was a graduate of Andover High School. He worked at Greater Lawrence sanitary district in North Andover for many years, until his retirement. Billy was most happy on his Harley Davidson’s and being along the rivers of Andover with his two boys Andy Ferrier and Matthew Ferrier. He loved to share and help out others. Billy was interested in collecting and selling antiques after his retirement. He loved animals…

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    Andover – Anderson ("Andy") Ja…

    Andover – Anderson (“Andy”) James Elam, age 3, passed away peacefully in his mother’s arms at Boston Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Andy was born in Boston, Mass., on Sept. 11, 2016, and was a frequent flier at Boston Children’s Hospital due to being born with Neonatal Marfan Syndrome. Despite his diagnosis, which he fought with incredible bravery and strength, Andy continuously radiated pure joy and light throughout his short life. He touched the lives of hundreds, inspiring hope and love in all that knew him. Andy had an infectious smile and was quite the goofball. He loved to get a laugh any way he could! He was…

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    Andover – Anderson ("Andy") Ja…

    Andover – Anderson (“Andy”) James Elam, age 3, passed away peacefully in his mother’s arms at Boston Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Andy was born in Boston, Mass., on Sept. 11, 2016, and was a frequent flier at Boston Children’s Hospital due to being born with Neonatal Marfan Syndrome. Despite his diagnosis, which he fought with incredible bravery and strength, Andy continuously radiated pure joy and light throughout his short life. He touched the lives of hundreds, inspiring hope and love in all that knew him. Andy had an infectious smile and was quite the goofball. He loved to get a laugh any way he could! He was…

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    Andover – Dr. Marvel John Yode…

    Andover – Dr. Marvel John Yoder of Andover, Mass., died Thursday, October 24, 2019. He was 80 years old. The last few weeks of his life were filled with laughter and joy, while he connected with family, friends, and former co-workers. John graduated with a Ph.D. in atomic physics from the University of Michigan in 1971, and pursued a 46-year-long career in lasers and optics, working at Avco Everett Research Laboratory, Abiomed, W. J. Shaffer Associates, and Mitre Corporation. Prior to attending the University of Michigan, he was a diver in Venezuela and piloted airplanes. He loved traveling, boating, fly fishing, skiing, making homemade beer and wine, and was a…

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    Concord, MA – Bessie (Vasiliki…

    Concord, MA – Bessie (Vasiliki) Dantos Nikitas died with her children at her side on her 93rd birthday, having enjoyed a full life centered on faith and family. Born in 1926 to Greek immigrants George and Eugenia (Gounaris) Dantos, Bessie was raised in Andover, where her father and uncle owned and ran the Andover Spa. She attended Christ Episcopal Church in Andover until the consecration of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church nearby. She married Louis (Elias) Peter Nikitas in 1960. They made their home in Fitchburg. She moved to Concord in 2007. Mrs. Nikitas and her late husband, Lou, were lifelong members of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.…

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