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    Lynn – Mr. John R. Abcunas, ag…

    Lynn – Mr. John R. Abcunas, age 93, of Lynn, died on Friday, January 3, 2020, at the Lifecare of the North Shore, Lynn, after a brief illness. Born in Windsor, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Ignas and Rose (Palosie) Abcunas. John had lived in Lynn for the majority of his life. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving in the 7th Infantry Regiment 3rd Infantry Division during the entry, with the allies, into Germany and the occupation of Germany. After his military service, John had worked as a tool and die maker at various shoe manufacturers in the area. He enjoyed…

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    Lakeland, FL – William S. Clar…

    Lakeland, FL – William S. Clark died Christmas Day, 2019. Known as Bill or Moose to his friends and family, he was a lifelong resident of Danvers and then Hamilton, Massachusetts before retiring to Florida. Moose was employed by the United Shoe Machinery Corporation, DynaPert, and later United Machine Group. In high school, Moose was a standout athlete in hockey and baseball. As an adult, he enjoyed coaching both sports for various youth leagues in Hamilton. An avid golfer, Moose was a member of Wenham Country Club and golf leagues associated with Beverly Farms and Plus One Corporation. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Elizabeth “Teedie”…

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    Salem – Susan "Suzanne" DuBois…

    Salem – Susan “Suzanne” DuBois passed away on December 28, 2019, after a long illness. She was born in Salem, and graduated from Salem High School in the class of 1974. She started her career as a cook at Major Magleashe’s Pub, and then moved into the travel agency business at Filene’s Basement Travel Agency where she worked for many years until they closed. Susan loved the beach and reading, and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her nieces and great nieces. She moved to New Hampshire and lived there for 30 years, and only returned to Salem a year-and-a-half ago, to live with her sister. At the request…

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    Beverly – Allison M. Jones, 48…

    Beverly – Allison M. Jones, 48, passed away peacefully at home on January 2 with her loving husband by her side. Allison graduated from Whittier Tech and worked at a restaurant before meeting Mark Jones. They dated for four years before marrying in 2004. Allison was a devoted wife to her husband Mark where they shared their life together in Beverly. Their strengths supported and complimented each other. Allison always enjoyed the many family gatherings where she always expressed a spirit of warmth and love to all those who were around her. She would open up her heart to anyone. She loved spending time with children and they loved her…

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    North Andover – Joan Marian (M…

    North Andover – Joan Marian (Moritz) Cushing, 86, passed away surrounded by her family on January 5, 2020, in Sutton Hill Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late John P. Cushing. Born in Boston on July 7, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Helen (Michaels) Moritz. Joan was a graduate of Jamaica Plains High School in 1951. They raised their family in Peabody and had been parishioners of Saint John the Baptist Church. In her later years, Joan had resided at the Brooks House in Salem. Joan enjoyed crocheting and decorating. She is survived by five children, John Cushing of Wash., Joan and Tom…

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    Joseph Luis

    Wakefield, NH – Joseph J. Luis, age 79, Wakefield, NH, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on December 28, 2019. Born March 1, 1940 in Peabody, son of Joseph A. and Palmira (Silva) Luis, and resided there for many years. He built a summer home on Pine River Pond in Wakefield, NH in 1975, and retired there permanently in 2003. Joseph had owned and operated the former Mello’s Bakery in Peabody, MA with his first wife Mary Bruno. He then worked as a chef at a few establishments in Danvers, before opening his own restaurant in Ossipee, NH. Joe was an avid fan of the Red Sox,…

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    Hamilton – Robert H. Cronin Sr…

    Hamilton – Robert H. Cronin Sr, 95, husband of the late Jennie M. (Ross) Cronin of Hamilton, died Monday, December 23, 2019 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House following his sudden illness. Born in Ipswich December 7, 1924, he was the son of the late Frederick, Sr and Catherine (Matheson) Cronin. He was raised in Ipswich and was a graduate of Ipswich High School. He enlisted in the US Navy during World War II and proudly served two tours of duty, in the European Theater on a minesweeper off of Normandy during the invasion, and then in the Pacific as a motor machinist’s mate. Following his Honorable Discharge, the Cronins…

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    Ipswich, MA – Benjamin Stebbin…

    Ipswich, MA – Benjamin Stebbings, age 40, died on Jan. 1, 2020. He was a graduate of Ipswich High School and Montserrat College of Art. He was a truly unique, sweet, and incredibly talented artist. Among those mourning his loss are his mother, Alice Stebbings of Ipswich; sister Janet Spicer of Ipswich; sister Jessica Smith of Hamilton, and wife Kimberly Stebbings of Peabody. He also leaves behind many loving and loyal friends. He will continue to be remembered and honored through his artwork, which is on display throughout the North Shore. Memorial service at The First Church of Wenham on Tuesday, January 7, at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

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    Peabody – Mr. Edward M. Suffer…

    Peabody – Mr. Edward M. Suffern, 84 of Peabody, passed away on December 7, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born, raised and educated in Beverly, he was the son of the late Albert J. Suffern and Helen J. (Tinkham) Eastwood and was the step-son to John Eastwood. He attended Beverly Public Schools and was a graduate from Beverly High School and Trade School. An honorably discharged veteran, Edward served on a Navy Destroyer during the Korean War. Throughout his professional career, Mr. Suffern spent 35 years in the automotive industry, working from coast to coast. Edward’s funeral services are private. Assisting the family with the arrangements…

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    Salem – Carole A. 'Billie' (Ir…

    Salem – Carole A. ‘Billie’ (Irzyk) Jalbert, 82, passed away peacefully at Advinia Care at Salem on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, following a long illness. She was the devoted wife of the late Roland E. ‘Cookie’ Jalbert. Born and raised in Salem and Lynn, She was the daughter of the late Joseph R. and Gertrude M. (Burke) Irzyk. A graduate of Lynn English High School, Billie and ‘Cookie’ married in June of 1962. She worked for several employers and was also devoted to the care of her family. As her children progressed in their schooling, she returned to the work force at Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Beverly. Most…

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    Danvers, MA – Barbara E. (Kuel…

    Danvers, MA – Barbara E. (Kuell) Dube, 87, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2020, at the Masconomet Healthcare Center. Barbara was the beloved wife of the late Roland G. Dube. Barbara was born in Lawrence, Mass., on May 14, 1932, to the late James M. Kuell and Myrtle (Wyman) Kuell and grew up in Middleton, Mass., with her sisters Jean, Virginia and brother James. She is survived by her sister Jean (Kuell) Gage. Barbara was a graduate of Salem State College with a degree in business education. However, after having her children, she taught 5th-6th grades for many years at St. John’s school in Peabody, Mass., ending her career…

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    Peabody – Clifford L. Bowers 8…

    Peabody – Clifford L. Bowers 89, beloved husband of the late Johanna (Baumann) Bowers with whom he shared sixty-three years of marriage, died Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Lynn to a large family. He was raised in Lawrence. Clifford resided in Peabody for 30 years and took great pride in his city. He was known by many for his generosity and kindness. He valued his family, neighbors and friends. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Army. He proudly continued his service to his country for the next thirty-five…

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    Danvers – Mr. Roger E. Talbot,…

    Danvers – Mr. Roger E. Talbot, 79, of Danvers, beloved husband of Joan (Mather) Talbot, died January 3, 2020, at the Bedford Veterans Care Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Rene and Helen M. (Sirois) Talbot. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of St. John’s Preparatory School, class of 1958. He continued his education later in life earning his associate degree in Applied Science from Newbury College in 1978. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as a member of the United States Army. Upon return from service to his country, Mr. Talbot began…

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    Salem – Mrs. Shirley Yarosh, 8…

    Salem – Mrs. Shirley Yarosh, 85, of Salem, beloved wife of Gerald Yarosh, passed away January 2, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers with her beloved husband by her side. Born in Tewksbury, she was the daughter of the late Stella Michaud and the late Step-father Napoleon Michaud. She was raised and educated in Salem by her grandmother, Caroline Makowiecki. She attended Salem schools, graduating from the St. John the Baptist Parochial Grammar School, hen from Salem Vocational High School where she took the commercial Course. Mrs. Yarosh was the Office Secretary for the Salem Tuberculosis Association for 6 years. She later became a secretary in the…

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    Danvers, MA – Simone (Verhaghe…

    Danvers, MA – Simone (Verhaghen) Howland, formerly of Hobart Street, Danvers, and Brooksby Village, Peabody, died on December 28, 2019, after a lengthy illness. She was 94 years old. She was the wife of the late Edward B. Howland and is survived by her daughter Micheline and her husband Steven Ryan of Salem, Mass.; and her son Glenn and his wife Martha of Northfield, Vt. She is also survived by two grandsons, Connor Ryan and his wife Nicole of Salem, Mass., and Liam Ryan of San Diego, Calif., and two great-grandchildren, Maeve and Finn Ryan of Salem, Mass. Born in Brussels, Belgium, on March 15, 1925, Mrs. Howland studied to…

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    Catherine Anne (Fuce) Shidler

    SALEM – Mrs. Catherine Anne (Fuce) Shidler 76, of Salem, passed away peacefully January 3, 2020 at Salem hospital surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness. Born in South Boston, she was the daughter of the late Leo Francis and Katherine (Dillon) Fuce. She was raised and educated in South Boston and attended St. Brigid’s Elementary School and continued her education at Nazareth High School. Mrs….

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    Florence Seyfert

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    Susan “Suzanne” DuBois

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    Roger E. Talbot

    DANVERS – Mr. Roger E. Talbot 79, of Danvers, beloved husband of Joan (Mather) Talbot, died January 3, 2020 at the Bedford Veterans Care Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Rene and Helen M. (Sirois) Talbot. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of St. John’s Preparatory School, Class of 1958. He continued his education later in life earning his Associate’s Degree in Applied…

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    Wenham – Joyce (Hawkins) Wagne…

    Wenham – Joyce (Hawkins) Wagner, 92, passed away Sunday December 29th at her home of 60 years. Born in Fall River, MA, she was the wife of the late Alfred A. Wagner and the daughter of the late Lee Howard and Eunice (Davol) Hawkins. Joyce grew up in Tiverton, RI, and attended Vassar College, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and Stanford University. She taught in Palo Alto, Calif. and Newton, Mass. and later worked as a book editor in Boston. As a youth, she raced sailboats, taught swimming, and worked as a lifeguard. She was politically liberal and in the 1950s fell victim to investigation by Hoover’s FBI for…

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    MANCHESTER BY THE SEA – Jeredi…

    MANCHESTER BY THE SEA – Jeredith “Jeri” S.(Stiver) Rugo, 90, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 28, 2019. She was the wife of the late Lawrence G. Rugo. Jeri was born and educated in Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Don and Lois Stiver. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, MO and graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. After college Jeri worked as a flight attendant for United Airlines for five years. She lived in many cities and traveled extensively. In 1956 she married Lawrence Rugo. They settled in Marblehead where they raised their four children. She also volunteered for the Junior…

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    Canton, MA – Joseph W. "Walt" …

    Canton, MA – Joseph W. “Walt” Desjardins, age 86, of Canton, passed away December 30th at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Born in San Diego, he was raised in Salem. He attended Salem High School and went on to graduate from Mass College of Art in Boston. He was a proud Air Force Veteran of the Korean War where he served as a radio operator. He taught Illustration Art and Design at Massasoit Community College in Canton for many years before retiring. Joe was an avid runner and enjoyed bowling and was a history buff. He was a member of the American Legion Post #24 in Canton and the VFW in Stoughton.…

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    2nd Anniversary Always in our …

    2nd Anniversary Always in our hearts John C. Davis March 12, 1940 – January 4, 2018 Just a token of love and remembrance to one we shall never forget Love Beverly, Nick, Steph, Chris, Katie, Gina, Mike

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    Constance A. (Nelson) Walker

    DANVERS- Mrs. Constance Avena (Nelson) Walker, 94, of Danvers, passed away unexpectedly on December 31, 2019 at her home. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota she was the daughter of the late Andrew Gustav Adolph and Hazel Helen (Halver) Nelson. She was raised and educated in Minnesota and received her Bachelor’s in Music from Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota then traveled east to attend Smith College for a Master’s in Social…

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    Doris E. (Cheney) Therrien

    BOXFORD – Doris Therrien passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 1, 2020 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, MA. Up until New Years Eve, she resided in an assisted living dementia care residence. Doris (Dot) was born on November 12, 1927 in Barnet, VT. She grew up on a farm “on the hill” with her two brothers and five sisters. Dot loved the outdoors and would go for walks or work in the garden whenever possible. She…

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    Shirley Yarosh

    SALEM – Mrs. Shirley Yarosh, 85, of Salem, beloved wife of Gerald Yarosh, passed away January 2, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers with her beloved husband at her side. Born in Tewksbury, she was the daughter of the late Stella Michaud and the late Step-father Napoleon Michaud. She was raised and educated in Salem by her grandmother, Caroline Makowiecki. She attended Salem schools, graduating from the St. John the Baptist…

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    Wakefield, NH – Joseph J. Luis…

    Wakefield, NH – Joseph J. Luis, age 79, Wakefield, NH, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on December 28, 2019. Born March 1, 1940 in Peabody, son of Joseph A. and Palmira (Silva) Luis, and resided there for many years. He built a summer home on Pine River Pond in Wakefield, NH in 1975, and retired there permanently in 2003. Joseph had owned and operated the former Mello’s Bakery in Peabody, MA with his first wife Mary Bruno. He then worked as a chef at a few establishments in Danvers, before opening his own restaurant in Ossipee, NH. Joe was an avid fan of the Red Sox,…

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    Beverly – Alfred J. DiPaolo, 6…

    Beverly – Alfred J. DiPaolo, 63, of Beverly, passed away surrounded by loved ones after a brief illness. Alfred was the son of Ann M. (O’Hearn) and the late Alfred R. DiPaolo. He graduated from Beverly High School, UMass Amherst and Lesley College. He was a dedicated and beloved teacher in the Beverly School System for thirty-six years until his retirement in 2018. Upon entering Beverly High School, Al was a star athlete participating in football, basketball and baseball. After suffering a spinal cord injury, he applied his talents to coaching in the City he loved. He served as a line coach for the 1988 BHS super bowl team under…

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    Methuen – McGrane, Arlene M. (…

    Methuen – McGrane, Arlene M. (Ohanesian), age 85, of Methuen, formerly of Peabody, passed away peacefully on January 1st, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late John F. McGrane, Sr., loving mother of John F. McGrane, Jr. & his wife Bonnie of Haverhill and Christine Fritz and her husband, Michael of Methuen, cherished “Mimi” of Meaghan and Anthony McGrane, daughter of the late Aram “Harry” and Theresa (Joyce) Ohanesian, dear sister of the late Theresa Beckham and Joyce Ohanesian. Arlene is also survived by her nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends will gather for visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt 62), Wilmington, on…

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    DANVERS – Mrs. Constance Avena…

    DANVERS – Mrs. Constance Avena (Nelson) Walker, 94, of Danvers, passed away unexpectedly on December 31, 2019 at her home. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota she was the daughter of the late Andrew Gustav Adolph and Hazel Helen (Halver) Nelson. She was raised and educated in Minnesota and received her Bachelor’s in Music from Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota then traveled east to attend Smith College for a Master’s in Social Work. At college Constance met Roland Walker and they married on December 27, 1949. They raised their three sons; Roland E. Walker Jr., Jeffrey A. Walker and the late Mark L. Walker in Boxford, MA. For many years…

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    Essex – Patricia L. (Morse) Di…

    Essex – Patricia L. (Morse) DiFazio, 95, died Monday October 28, 2019 in the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading after a long illness. Born in Beverly on October 27, 1924 she was the daughter of the lated Frank L. and Theresa E. (Dakaminavich) Morse. She was a graduate of Beverly High School, Class of 1943. Mrs. DiFazio was employed for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health for many years, she retired in 1986. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Essex. She was predeceased by her 2 husbands: Ernest J. Perry and later by Vincent J. DiFazio, both formerly of Essex. Mrs. DiFazio is survived…

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    Peabody – Mr. William S. Gupti…

    Peabody – Mr. William S. Guptill, age 87, of Peabody, died Wednesday January 1, 2020 in Beverly Hosptial after a brief illness. He was the husband of Nancy M. (Roberts) Guptill, with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of the late Walter R. and Vivian (Graves) Guptill. He had lived in Peabody for the past 46 years. A proud Korean War Veteran, William retired from the United States Air Force in 1971 after 21 years of service. He had also worked as an engineer for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. He and his family were the owners of the former…

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    Danvers – Michael A. Liacos, 6…

    Danvers – Michael A. Liacos, 61, a lifelong resident of Danvers passed away peacefully following a battle with cancer. He was the husband of Kathleen Ruta-Liacos of Danvers. Born in Danvers on November 14, 1958, he was the son of Emeline (Sprague) Liacos of Danvers and the late Arthur Liacos and. He graduated from Danvers High School in 1976. Michael was the owner and operator of the former C & A Taxi Service in Danvers. He more recently had been employed as a monitor to LBK Transportation. He enjoyed fishing, motorcycles, music and was a race car enthusiast. Michael was also an exceptional mechanic. In addition to his wife and…

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    Athens, GA – Patricia Ann Alla…

    Athens, GA – Patricia Ann Allardice Fournier, 78, of Athens, Ga. formerly of Beverly, Mass., passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019. Born in Rhode Island, Ms. Fournier was a daughter of the late Robert Allardice and Gladys Robinson Allardice. She loved being with her family, which she considered her pride and joy. Ms. Fournier was a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ursula Cole. Survivors include children, Kenneth Friedenthal, Garry Fournier (Denise), Deborah Holt (Timothy) and Tammy Gibbons (David); sisters, Alma Murphy and Adrienne McCormack, both of Beverly; grandchildren, William Fournier (Michelle), Amber Fournier (Michael), Ashley Barnett,…

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    West Palm Beach, FL – Ms. Virg…

    West Palm Beach, FL – Ms. Virginia (Nicotera) DeRosa, 81, of West Palm Beach, Florida, formerly of Saugus, Mass., died peacefully at her residence surrounded by her sons and close friends on December 2, 2019. Born in September 1938, in Everett, she was predeceased by her parents Anthony and Lucy Nicotera of Saugus, and her son, Anthony DeRosa. After graduating from Girl’s High School in Boston, she married Pasquale DeRosa and raised her four children Anthony, Michael, Richard and David. Virginia was an active community member in both the town of Saugus and the 6th Congressional district of Massachusetts. In 1971, Virginia ran for school committee in Saugus and went…

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    Peabody MA – Florence A. (Zaj…

    Peabody MA – Florence A. (Zajdel) Piergrossi, 84, of Peabody, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2019 at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was the devoted wife of John N. Piergrossi for 65 years. Born on June 28, 1935 in New Britan, CT, Florence was the daughter of Michael and Antonina Zajdel. She and her husband resided in Old Saybrook before moving to Manchester by the Sea, where they lived for 40 years. They have lived in Peabody for the last 5 years. Florence was a Human Resources Manager at Varian Electronics in Beverly for 20 years prior to her retirement. She had a very…

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    Beverly – Robert B. Maguire, J…

    Beverly – Robert B. Maguire, Jr of Beverly, died Christmas Eve in Sanford, Maine. Bob is survived by his ex-wife Donna (Breton) Maguire, daughter, Kim Maguire of Sanford, ME and her sister Courtney Sabol of San Diego; brothers Richard, Scott, and Shawn all of Peabody, and his aunt, Phyllis Mello of Peabody. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert B. Maguire Sr. and Angela C. (Skurski) Maguire of Peabody. He worked several jobs growing up in Salem including the Dodgems at Salem Willows and the First National grocery store. Bob graduated from Salem High School and joined the United States Air Force. He honorably served his country in Vietnam and…

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    SWAMPSCOTT, MA – Rita Fagan, o…

    SWAMPSCOTT, MA – Rita Fagan, of Swampscott, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2020. Rita was born in Lynn in September of 1929 and had just turned 90. She graduated from Lynn English High School, attended college at Hobart and William Smith in New York, and later received certification in library science. Alongside her beloved husband Alvin Fagan, she worked diligently for the family business, Suffolk Upholstering of Lynn, as the bookkeeper, and later loved being the founder of her own successful business, The Sophisticated Shopper, where she sold dishes, silver, and giftware and had a bridal registry. Rita and Alvin were lifelong members of Temple Sinai in Marblehead. She…

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    Peabody – Mrs. Eva (Mosychuk) …

    Peabody – Mrs. Eva (Mosychuk) Cadwell passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the age of 96. She was the beloved wife of Walter Cadwell, with whom she shared 45 wonderful years of marriage. Mrs. Cadwell was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on September 15, 1923. She is the daughter of Joseph (Arsen) and Barbara (Varvara Bartashuk) Mosychuk. Mrs. Cadwell attended Lynn schools and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School in 1940. She graduated from Salem Teacher’s College Class of 1944 with a BS in Education, 2 majors and 2 minors. She received her Master’s in Education in 1955 from Boston University, where she was inducted into…