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    Beverly – William A. Creesy, 8…

    Beverly – William A. Creesy, 85, peacefully passed away on August 21, 2019 surrounded by his family at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. Born in Beverly to the late Georgia (Hammond) and Augustus Creesy, he lived his entire life in Beverly. After graduating from Beverly High School, he married his childhood sweetheart, Joyce, who sadly predeceased him by two years. He proudly served his country in the United States Army for six years attaining the rank of Sergeant. He then worked as a quality control engineer for General Electric for 46 years. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. He enjoyed golfing, softball, bowling, participating in the Beverly…

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    Wenham – Anne (Conary) Porter,…

    Wenham – Anne (Conary) Porter, 96, of Wenham died peacefully on July 31 at Hathorne Hill in Danvers. She was born in Ipswich, to the late Samuel S. Conary and Dorothy (Killam) Conary and was the widow of Robert Guyer Porter. Mrs. Porter graduated from Wenham Center School in 1936, Beverly High School in 1939 and Chamberlain School of Fashion and Retailing in 1942. She worked in the Adjutant General’s office of the Commonwealth of MA, Jordan Marsh Co., Gilchrist’s Dept. Store and Almy’s Dept. Store in Salem until she married Mr. Porter in December 1944. Mrs. Porter was an avid tennis player, gardener, lover of nature, and homemaker with…

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    Seabrook, NH – Paul Rosario L…

    Seabrook, NH – Paul Rosario LaVallee, 88, of Seabrook, NH and formerly of Swampscott and Salem, Mass., died peacefully on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the devoted husband of nearly 64 years to Pauline (Ouellette) LaVallee. Paul was born in Peabody on May 3, 1931, the son of the late Rosario “Pete” and Alicia (Tardiff) LaVallee and was raised in Salem, graduating from St. Joseph Academy. He entered the US Air Force where he served as an aircraft engine mechanic in Japan during the Korean War. He returned home as a staff sergeant and married the sweetheart of his life,…

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    Wenham formerly of Lynn – Mrs….

    Wenham formerly of Lynn – Mrs. Donna M. (Arsenault) Maguire, 76, of Wenham formerly of Lynn passed away on Wednesday evening, August 21, 2019 following a lengthy illness. Donna was born November 13, 1942 in Peabody, she is the daughter of the late Josephine H. (Johnson) Borracci and her husband Leo. She was a resident of Lynn for most of her life until moving to Wenham 3 years ago. Donna was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School Class of 1960. She also attended Northeastern University. Donna worked as an Administrative Assistant at Analogic for several years. She previously worked at General Electric and Mill House McCabe. Donna was an…

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    Peabody – Carmen L. Cuzzi, 80,…

    Peabody – Carmen L. Cuzzi, 80, beloved husband of the late Barbara (Bonfiglio) Cuzzi, died Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the Beverly Hospital. Born in Winthrop, he was the son of the late Vito and Elizabeth (Giannino) Cuzzi. He was raised in East Boston and received his education in the East Boston school system. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country for four years as a member of the United States Navy. Mr. Cuzzi had been employed for thirty-two years as a police officer for the City of Peabody until the time of his retirement. Prior to that he had worked for two years as a police officer for…

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    Peabody – Marie L. (Guidara) S…

    Peabody – Marie L. (Guidara) Supino 82, beloved wife of Ronald R. Supino, died Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Pilgrim Rehabilitation Center in Peabody. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late William and Concetta (Baudanza) Guidara. She was raised in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School. Mrs. Supino had been employed for many years as a cashier at Stop & Shop grocery store in Peabody and then Swampscott until the time of her retirement. A resident of Peabody for the past 60 years, Marie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend who will be missed by all who knew…

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    Exeter, NH – Bob Johnson left …

    Exeter, NH – Bob Johnson left us early Sunday morning, August 18th. Honoring his wishes, he passed in the comfort of his home supported by his wife and sister. Bob loved living in New Hampshire, the peacefulness and wildlife. He had a passion and an incredible aptitude for cars, boats and motorcycles. Bob and his wife always had a rescue cat in their home. He learned the love of being on the water from childhood vacations and continued that later in life boating with his wife on Lake Winnipesaukee. Bob was a devoted husband and provided his “little sister” her first car and years of mechanical support. He was proceeded…

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    Peabody – Leonard C. Levesque,…

    Peabody – Leonard C. Levesque, Sr, 76, retired Peabody police officer, died peacefully surrounded by his children on Wednesday, August 21, 2019following a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Frances (Woitunski) Levesque. Born in Peabody on May 2, 1943, he was the son of the late Leo and Charlotte (Skinner) Levesque. He was a graduate of St. John’s Elementary School and Peabody High School. He had also served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Lenny was a police officer for the City of Peabody for over twenty-five years before retiring in 1999. He had also owned and operated the former Lenny’s Barber Shop for several…

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    Danvers – Theresa M. (Savoie) …

    Danvers – Theresa M. (Savoie) Bergeron, 88, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, August 18, 2019, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House. She was the beloved wife of Donald H. Bergeron with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Salem on April 3, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Aurele and Marie (LeBlanc) Savoie. She was raised and educated in Danvers and graduated from Holten High in 1949. Theresa had been a communicant of Saint Mary of the Annunciation Church and a former member of Our Lady’s Sodality. She also volunteered for the Red Cross and Saint Mary of the Annunciation School. Theresa enjoyed…

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    Marblehead – Bart William O'Co…

    Marblehead – Bart William O’Connor, age 87, passed away at Essex Park located in Beverly on August 18, 2019. Bart was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, back on February 21, 1932, he was the youngest child of Bartholomew O’Connor and Laura (Nicholson) O’Connor. Bart graduated from Marblehead High School and he thereafter enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. to serve his country during the Korean War. After returning home from his military service, Bart, actively pursued his entrepreneurial interests by engaging in several successful business ventures, including carpentry, real estate renovation/investment and owner of the well-known Tar and Feather Restaurant located on Washington street in Marblehead. He later went on…

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    Salem – Marie F. Dube, aged 89…

    Salem – Marie F. Dube, aged 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 19, 2019. Born in Salem in 1930 to John E. O’Leary and Laura (Dubois) O’Leary, Marie lived in Salem during her formative years, and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1948. After graduating Marie worked at B.E. Cox Leather as a secretary. In 1954 Marie met and married the love of her life, Rene P. Dube, who was five years her senior. Eventually Marie left her job at Cox Leather, and went to work as the head clerk in the school department in Salem until her retirement, at least 25 years later. Marie was…

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    Peabody – Rose Marie Comeau, 8…

    Peabody – Rose Marie Comeau, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 17, at Beverly Hospital, with her family by her side. Born in Boston she was the daughter of Gerado Vitello and Sarah (Bova) Vitello. Rose graduated from Medford High School in 1950. She married Roy Comeau in 1952 and raised her family in Beverly before moving to Peabody in 2007. She retired from the City of Beverly Auditor’s Office after 25 years in 2002. Rose had a passion for music and enjoyed performing and traveling with the Sweet Adeline’s Liberty Bell Chapter for many years. She was also a season subscriber to the North Shore Music Theatre for…

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    Ipswich – Lou Anne (Moon) Make…

    Ipswich – Lou Anne (Moon) Maker, 61, established local accountant and business owner and invested community member, died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Lou Anne was the wife of the late Willard I. Maker Jr. Born in Ipswich on September 29, 1957, Lou Anne was the daughter of Frances (Leet) and Charles L. Moon. Lou Anne received her Accounting degree in Boston before settling in Ipswich with Will to start her own accounting firm and raise her family. Lou Anne was active in the Ipswich Public Schools as her daughters grew up and volunteered with local organizations such as: Ipswich Caring, Council on Aging and the Girl Scout Council,…

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    Bart William O’Connor

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    Bart William O’Connor

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    Marie F Dube

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    Marie F Dube

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    Hopedale MA – Richard W. Sarni…

    Hopedale MA – Richard W. Sarnie Sr., died peacefully on August 15, 2019, at the age of 85. He was the beloved husband of the late Carole E. (Cheney) Sarnie, with whom he shared 56 loving years of marriage. He is survived by his cherished family: his son, Richard Jr., daughter-in-law, Susan, and their children, Garrett and Mia; his son Robert and his wife, Marilyn, and their children, Rachel and Jared. He was predeceased by his parents, Sylvio and Doris (Maines) Sarnie; and his brother, Ronald Sarnie. Richard was born in Medford, Mass. He graduated from Medford High School and North Shore Community College. He served in the U.S. Army…

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    Hopedale MA – Richard W. Sarni…

    Hopedale MA – Richard W. Sarnie Sr., died peacefully on August 15, 2019, at the age of 85. He was the beloved husband of the late Carole E. (Cheney) Sarnie, with whom he shared 56 loving years of marriage. He is survived by his cherished family: his son, Richard Jr., daughter-in-law, Susan, and their children, Garrett and Mia; his son Robert and his wife, Marilyn, and their children, Rachel and Jared. He was predeceased by his parents, Sylvio and Doris (Maines) Sarnie; and his brother, Ronald Sarnie. Richard was born in Medford, Mass. He graduated from Medford High School and North Shore Community College. He served in the U.S. Army…

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    Peabody – Ralf Lee Hartwell Jr…

    Peabody – Ralf Lee Hartwell Jr., died peacefully Friday, August 16, 2019, while a resident at Brooksby Village, in Peabody, Massachusetts. Born May 12, 1928, and raised in Orange, New Jersey, he was the son of Ralf Lee Hartwell and Mary Davis Hartwell. Ralf attended Buxton Private School where he developed a love of history and languages. With no available congressional appointments to West Point, Ralf spent a year at Rutgers, and the University of Minnesota, studying Russian and Japanese language and culture. He obtained a congressional appointment to the Naval Academy, graduating in 1950. He spent his service obligation piloting blimps up and down the eastern seaboard looking for…

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    Peabody – Ralf Lee Hartwell Jr…

    Peabody – Ralf Lee Hartwell Jr., died peacefully Friday, August 16, 2019, while a resident at Brooksby Village, in Peabody, Massachusetts. Born May 12, 1928, and raised in Orange, New Jersey, he was the son of Ralf Lee Hartwell and Mary Davis Hartwell. Ralf attended Buxton Private School where he developed a love of history and languages. With no available congressional appointments to West Point, Ralf spent a year at Rutgers, and the University of Minnesota, studying Russian and Japanese language and culture. He obtained a congressional appointment to the Naval Academy, graduating in 1950. He spent his service obligation piloting blimps up and down the eastern seaboard looking for…

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    Salem – Jacqueline "Jackie" (L…

    Salem – Jacqueline “Jackie” (Lessard) Simpson, age 67, died Aug. 16, 2019, at Mass General Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Marlboro to the late A. Arthur and H. Lois (Weldon) Lessard. She was a graduate of Marian High School in Framingham and Salem State College. Jackie spent many years working in the healthcare industry as a staffing coordinator, most recently at Associated Home Care of Beverly, Mass. She enjoyed spending time with her grandson and loved to read. She was very proud to share musical tastes with her children, finding enjoyment in everything from 70s-rock to modern day heavy metal. Jackie was incredibly gifted with word…

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    Salem – Jacqueline "Jackie" (L…

    Salem – Jacqueline “Jackie” (Lessard) Simpson, age 67, died Aug. 16, 2019, at Mass General Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Marlboro to the late A. Arthur and H. Lois (Weldon) Lessard. She was a graduate of Marian High School in Framingham and Salem State College. Jackie spent many years working in the healthcare industry as a staffing coordinator, most recently at Associated Home Care of Beverly, Mass. She enjoyed spending time with her grandson and loved to read. She was very proud to share musical tastes with her children, finding enjoyment in everything from 70s-rock to modern day heavy metal. Jackie was incredibly gifted with word…

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    Beverly – Andrew J. DiVasta, 9…

    Beverly – Andrew J. DiVasta, 91, beloved husband of Mary A. (Conti) DiVasta, died Sunday, August 18, 2019, at home, surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Somerville, he was the son of the late Ralph and Christina (Greco) DiVasta. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a mason by trade. He later changed his career and spent 16 years working for the United States Postal Service where he retired. He enjoyed dancing and this is how he met the love of his life. He spent many nights…

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    Beverly – Andrew J. DiVasta, 9…

    Beverly – Andrew J. DiVasta, 91, beloved husband of Mary A. (Conti) DiVasta, died Sunday, August 18, 2019, at home, surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Somerville, he was the son of the late Ralph and Christina (Greco) DiVasta. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a mason by trade. He later changed his career and spent 16 years working for the United States Postal Service where he retired. He enjoyed dancing and this is how he met the love of his life. He spent many nights…

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    Peabody – Zetta Jane (Albert) …

    Peabody – Zetta Jane (Albert) Herrick died peacefully at Brooksby Village on August 1. She was 92 years old. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Dr. Philip D. Herrick, and their four children, Douglas Herrick (Anna Herrick) Kate Herrick Tyrrell (Joseph Tyrrell), Julie Herrick Torres (Richard Torres), Paul Herrick (Becky Herrick); and their eight grandchildren. Zetta was a graduate of Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. After graduation, she taught first and second grade in Cleveland, Ohio, supporting her husband while he attended medical school. After Phil finished school, they moved to Connecticut and then to Massachusetts, where they lived in Wenham for 25 years before moving to…

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    Ipswich – Dorothy M. (Cook) Ta…

    Ipswich – Dorothy M. (Cook) Tabor, 91, of Caroline Avenue and wife of the late Theodore J. Tabor, died Saturday, August 17, 2019, in the Beverly Hospital following her brief illness. Born on April 24, 1928, in Ipswich, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Mabel (Casey) Cook. Dorothy was raised in Ipswich and was a member of the Ipswich High School graduating class of 1946. Married in 1955 in the Sacred Heart Church the Tabors soon made their home and raised a family on Blaisdell Terrace. For several years she was employed at the I.R.S. in Andover, later self-employed as a home healthcare aide, and most recently,…

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    Ipswich – Dorothy M. (Cook) Ta…

    Ipswich – Dorothy M. (Cook) Tabor, 91, of Caroline Avenue and wife of the late Theodore J. Tabor, died Saturday, August 17, 2019, in the Beverly Hospital following her brief illness. Born on April 24, 1928, in Ipswich, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Mabel (Casey) Cook. Dorothy was raised in Ipswich and was a member of the Ipswich High School graduating class of 1946. Married in 1955 in the Sacred Heart Church the Tabors soon made their home and raised a family on Blaisdell Terrace. For several years she was employed at the I.R.S. in Andover, later self-employed as a home healthcare aide, and most recently,…

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    Bart William O’Connor

    Marblehead – Bart William O’Connor, age 87 passed away at Essex Park located in Beverly on August 18, 2019. Bart was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts View full obituary

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    Marie F Dube

    Salem – Marie F. Dube, aged 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 19, 2019. Born in Salem in 1930 to John E. View full obituary

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    Ralf L Hartwell

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    Kennebunk, ME – Diane Claire J…

    Kennebunk, ME – Diane Claire Jack, 75, of Kennebunk, Maine, died Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Beverly, Mass., with her family at her side following a period of failing health. Diane was born August 17, 1943, in Lynn, Mass., the daughter of Amedee Joseph and Irene Maire Dumont LeBlanc, and is a graduate of Masconomet Regional High School in Topsfield, Mass., attended Salem Commercial Business School in Salem, Mass., and North Shore Community College, earning her associate degree in business. She was employed with Cardinal Health Pharmaceuticals as a representative, and then managed several restaurants, including Bickford’s and IHOP in the North Shore area.…

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    Danvers – Mrs. Eleanor Mae (Gi…

    Danvers – Mrs. Eleanor Mae (Gilford) Buker, daughter of Leroy Alton Gilford and Bertha (Pead) Gilford, died on Aug. 12, 2019, at Lahey Hospital in Burlington, MA at the age of 99. Born at home on July 20, 1920, a sixth generation native of Danvers, she graduated as salutatorian of her class from Holten High School and then from Hawthorne Institute in accounting. In World War II Eleanor enlisted in the United States Coast Guard SPARS serving in the research department at headquarters in Washington, D.C., sang in their chorus, and was honorably discharged at the end of the war with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Returning to Danvers…

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    Newtown Square, PA – Gerard R….

    Newtown Square, PA – Gerard R. Jr., “Gary”, age 73, on Aug. 15, 2019, of Newtown Square, Pa., formerly of Beverly Farms, Mass. Survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Elizabeth; his daughters Allison DeNapoli Schill (Vaughn) and Alanna DeNapoli Morris (Judson); his grandchildren Connor, Rose, and Mason; his sister Lenore Bavota. Predeceased by his sister Darleen Powers; and his parents Gerard and Ruth. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday morning from 10 to 10:45 a.m., at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2400 N. Providence Rd., Media, PA 19063 followed by his funeral Mass 11 a.m. Inurnment SS. Peter…

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    Lynn, MA – Jerry Borne (JB), a…

    Lynn, MA – Jerry Borne (JB), an Army veteran, salesman, Salem, Haverhill, Chelsea proprietor, and fiddler, ended a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer on Aug. 16, 2019. JB grew up in Malden Mass., and then attended the University of Richmond where he played football (they did not have a hockey team). He was later stationed in Occupied Germany where he also played football for Army. Marrying Barbara Winick of Swampscott in 1958, they briefly lived in Lynn, Mass., before establishing a dynamic abode on the famed Joel Road in Marblehead, where they raised their three children, David, Steven, and favorite daughter Deborah. As one of Paramount Greeting Cards leading salesmen…

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    Salem – Michael J.J. L'Italien…

    Salem – Michael J.J. L’Italien, 77, of Salem, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, following a long illness. He was the husband of his high school sweetheart, Fernande M. C. (Moreau) L’Italien, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Swampscott and raised in Salem, he was the son of the late Laurien R. and Alice L. (Gagnon) L’Italien. Following his graduation, Mike attended Wentworth Institute in Boston and in 1962 he and Fern were married. In 1966 he was inducted into the Army and served in Vietnam as a Sergeant with Co. A, 69th Signal Battalion. Among his awards…

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    Peabody – Anthony "Tony" Saput…

    Peabody – Anthony “Tony” Saputo Sr., age 51, of Peabody, died on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the Lahey Clinic, Peabody. He was the husband of Kimberly (Often) Saputo. Born in Cefalu, Italy, he was the son of Vincenza (Calbo) Pascale, the stepson of Henry Pascale, and the son-in-law of Gary Often of Swampscott and the late Donna Often. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, Anthony Saputo Jr. and Marco Massimo Saputol; a sister Faye D’Antoni; a sister-in-law Margaret Kirstein; and many friends and extended family members. He had worked for many years for Harvard University. Private funeral services were held on Saturday,…

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    Peabody – John Kallas, 66, die…

    Peabody – John Kallas, 66, died unexpectedly on Friday, August 16, 2019, at Salem Hospital. Born and raised in Peabody, he was the son of the late James and Julie (Bezemes) Kallas. He graduated from Peabody High School, class of 1971 and attended Bentley College in Waltham. Mr. Kallas had owned and operated the Salem Diner on Loring Avenue in Salem for many years until the time of his retirement. Surviving him are two sisters, Estelle McInnis and her husband, Charles of New Port Richey, Fla., and Kathryn Hansen and her husband, Harry of Newburyport; two nieces, Alexa Gordon and her husband, Brett and Jamie Hansen; a great-nephew, Jace Gordon,…