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    Sara “Sally” E Doane

    Sara E. (Sally) Doane (Williams) passed away on December 19, 2019 at Mass General Hospital surrounded by her family.  Sally was a true “Marbleheader” born View full obituary

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    Beverly – Mrs. Kathleen (MacDo…

    Beverly – Mrs. Kathleen (MacDonald) Moriarty, 73 of Beverly, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by her loving family and dear friends. Kathy was born in Peabody to the late John A. and Leah (Lohnes) MacDonald. She attended Salem Public Schools and was a 1964 graduate of Salem High School. Over the years, Kathy was employed as an executive secretary for various CEO’s in Arizona, Chicago, New Jersey and Danvers. Kathy is survived by her beloved husband, George “Bud” Moriarty of Bedford VA Hospital, formerly of Beverly, her sister, Beverly Carter and her husband Dick of Middleton, formerly of Salem…

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    Peabody, MA – Paul H. Wedge, J…

    Peabody, MA – Paul H. Wedge, Jr., of Peabody, passed away peacefully in his sleep early December 13th. Born in Malden, MA to the late Paul H. & Edith Wedge. He is survived by his son Paul III and his wife Joanne B. Wedge, granddaughter Kristin V. (Wedge) McGuiness, nephew Joshua Dube and his children, Joshua Jr., Noah, Katherine and Zachary, and stepson, Jeffrey and his wife, Cecilia Rich along with many long- time friends. He graduated from Malden High School, was a Veteran of the Korean War and worked as a welder, ending up his career at BTU Engineering as the head of his division. In lieu of flowers,…

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    Peabody – Thomas M. Perates 60…

    Peabody – Thomas M. Perates 60, beloved husband of Lisa M. (LeDonne) Perates, died Thursday, December 19, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of the late William J. and Constance (Spyropulos) Perates. He received his education at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Lynn. Mr. Perates had been employed for twenty-three years as a maintenance supervisor for the Piano Craft Guild in Boston. A handyman and outdoorsman, Tom enjoyed spending time with his family at their lake house in Freedom, NH which he recently embraced the task of remodeling himself. He was a loving husband, father, brother and friend who will…

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    Peter Edgar Boniface, Sr.

    DANVERS – Mr. Peter E. Boniface, Sr., 86 of Danvers, beloved husband of Nancy H. (Charpentier)(Fischer) Boniface, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Beverly. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Peter L. and Madeline (Tanzella) Boniface. Raised and educated in Lynn, he was a graduate of Lynn English High School and continued his education at both…

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    Theodora “Dolly” Karakouda

    View The Obituary For Theodora “Dolly” Karakouda. Please join us in Loving, Sharing and Memorializing Theodora “Dolly” Karakouda on this permanent online memorial presented by Murphy Funeral Home.

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    Danvers – Rosemary N. (Slatter…

    Danvers – Rosemary N. (Slattery) Shanahan, 93, of Danvers, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2019 at North Shore Medical Center in Salem after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband of 30 years, William E. Shanahan, Jr., in 1981. She was born in Beverly, the third daughter of Henry and Clara (Brown) Slattery. She grew up in Beverly, raised her family in Lynn, and lived in Danvers for the last 36 years. She was proud of her Beverly roots, having attended St. Mary’s Star of the Sea school before starting work at Boston & Maine railroad where she met her husband on an ice cream cone date.…

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    Peabody – Irving J Arons passe…

    Peabody – Irving J Arons passed away peacefully on December 18 at Beverly Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Elinor (Elly). They were married for 61 years. He leaves his dear daughters, Lori Coocen (Nicholas) and Robin Arons. He was the much adored “Gramps” of Wesley Sanders. Irv was so proud of his grandson and all of his accomplishments. Wes and Irv had a very special relationship and a deep understanding of each other. Elly and Irv traveled the world while he lectured on the medical laser industry. He loved his 25 years of work at Arthur D Little. He wrote articles on the newest uses for medical lasers…

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    Marblehead – Bert Miller, of M…

    Marblehead – Bert Miller, of Marblehead, entered into rest on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at the age of 81 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Jackie (Griesdorf) Miller with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Devoted father of David Miller, Stacy Whittier and her husband Michael, and Karen Stein and her husband Adam. Cherished grandfather of Kate, Charlotte and Gabriella Whittier and Sam and Jack Stein. The loving brother of the late Donald Miller. Dear son of the late Reuben and Sarah (Wolfowitz) Miller. Bert grew up in Lynn, graduated from Lynn Classical High School and the University of Miami. He raised his family in Marblehead. He…

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    Tamworth, NH – Mark A. Downie,…

    Tamworth, NH – Mark A. Downie, 62 of Tamworth, NH, formerly of Danvers, MA, passed away December 17th after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family at Merriman House in North Conway, NH. Mark was the loving husband of Marie Brown with whom he shared 28 years together. Born in Salem, Mark was the son of the late Nancy and Dean Downie of Danvers. Mark was a loving brother to Elizabeth Downie, Karen Ragoza, John Downie and wife Elizabeth, Dean Downie and wife Debbie, Michael Downie and wife Kim and brother-in-law John Ragoza. Surviving him are his children, Desiree (Downie) Wynott of Danvers, MA and…

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    Salem – Mrs. Chrysoula (Tzortz…

    Salem – Mrs. Chrysoula (Tzortzis) Koulouris 87, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Stylianos Koulouris, died Tuesday, December 17, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sparta, Greece, she was the daughter of the late Lambros and Katarina (Lufikis) Tzortzis. She was raised and educated in Greece and immigrated to the United States on April 13, 1971, residing in Salem ever since. Mrs. Koulouris had been employed with the former Dutches Shoes of Salem and also with Delta Electronics for many years until the time of her retirement in 1999.A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Chrysoula enjoyed spending her time gardening and tending to her beautiful…

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    Londonderry, NH – Roger D. Br…

    Londonderry, NH – Roger D. Brillant, 91, of Londonderry, NH, passed away December 18, 2019, after a period of declining health. Roger was born April 24, 1928 in Salem, MA and was a son of the late Ovide and Rose (St. Pierre) Brillant. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Fitchburg State College. Roger resided in Beverly, for many years. He lived in Ocala, Fla. for 23 years, prior to relocating to Londonderry in 2013. Roger served in the U.S. Navy on Destroyers during the Korean War. He was a contractor for many years and was a teacher at NE Regional Metro Voc. Tech in…

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    In Loving Memory Of Connie Con…

    In Loving Memory Of Connie Contarino 1946 – 1999 I give you this one thought to keep. I am with you still. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on the snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the sweet, uplifting rush of quiet birds in flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not think of me as gone. I am with you still in each new dawn. Love, Dave, Elizabeth, Amy and David

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    Theodora “Dolly” Karakouda

    Theodora (Dolly) Karkouda(s) – Her story, by her daughter….. She is the daughter of Mary (Hantzopoulos) & Andrew Karakoudas. Younger sister to her departed brothers View full obituary

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    Kathleen “Kathy” (MacDonald) Moriarty

    BEVERLY – Mrs. Kathleen (MacDonald) Moriarty, 73 of Beverly, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by her loving family and dear friends. Kathy was born in Peabody to the late John A. and Leah (Lohnes) MacDonald. She attended Salem Public Schools and was a 1964 graduate of Salem High School. Over the years, Kathy was employed as an executive secretary for various CEO’s in…

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    Chrysoula (Tzortzis) Koulouris

    SALEM – Mrs. Chrysoula (Tzortzis) Koulouris 87, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Stylianos Koulouris, died Tuesday, December 17, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sparta, Greece, she was the daughter of the late Lambros and Katarina (Lufikis) Tzortzis. She was raised and educated in Greece and immigrated to the United States on April 13, 1971, residing in Salem ever since. Mrs. Koulouris had been employed with the…

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    Sidney M. Baril

    DANVERS – Mr. Sidney M. Baril, 76 of Danvers, beloved husband of the late Sandra J. (Pevritsky) Baril passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Brentwood Rehabilitation Center in Danvers, with his family by his side. Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late Frank and Lillian (Levine) Baril. Raised and educated in Peabody, he attended Peabody Public Schools. A man of many skills, Sidney spent his professional career…

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    Phyllis Mildred Olbrych

    View The Obituary For Phyllis Mildred Olbrych. Please join us in Loving, Sharing and Memorializing Phyllis Mildred Olbrych on this permanent online memorial presented by Murphy Funeral Home.

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    Peabody – Virginia L. (Nimble…

    Peabody – Virginia L. (Nimblett) Castonguay, 80, of Peabody, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 at the Rosewood Nursing Home, Peabody. She was the wife of the late Roger Castonguay. Born in Peabody the daughter of the late James and Marion (Brown) Nimblett, Virginia raised her loving family while also working for a time at the former Keefe’s Restaurant as well as with Major Magleashe’s in Salem. Virginia was the mother of Cynthia McCullough, Corey McCullough, Pamela McCullough, Mark Castonguay, and James McCullough; grandmother of 17 including having a special bond with her granddaughter, Michelle McCullough; she was also survived by many great-grandchildren, a great-great granddaughter, and her sister, Marjorie…

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    Northampton, MA – Sylvia A. (G…

    Northampton, MA – Sylvia A. (Gelin) Riley, 88, of Northampton, entered into rest on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Edgar F. Riley. Devoted mother of Carl F. Riley (deceased 1-13-10). Cherished grandmother of Eli H. Siegel (Jaime Korner) and Noah S. Siegel (Chanelle Diaz). The loving sister of Elaine (Gelin) Israelsohn (Deceased: Leonard, Roy, Spencer, Stephen). Dear daughter of the late Edward and Helen (Jackson) Gelin. She grew up in Salem, graduated from Salem High School, and raised her family in Salem, Danville, NH and Merrimac. She was a Registered Nurse who began her career at Salem Hospital working in the…

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    Beverly – Barbara Merriam of B…

    Beverly – Barbara Merriam of Beverly died on Tuesday December 10th, at Gloucester Healthcare Nursing Home in Gloucester. Born in Brooklyn NY, she was the daughter of (the late) Gwynne and Dorothy (Jones) Daggett. Her father was a well-known, and well-loved professor at the University of NH in Durham NH. Barbara attended school at the Mt Herman School for Girls, and Spaulding High School, before attending the University of NH (class of 1956) Barbara married (the late) DeWolf Merriam on February 4th 1956, and together they raised a son and two daughters. They lived in several places in NH, NJ and MA before settling in Beverly in 1967. Barbara was…

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    Salem – Micheal Ambrose Townse…

    Salem – Micheal Ambrose Townsend, 57, of Salem, unforgettable husband of Carolyn (Carter) Townsend and father of Caitlyn (Townsend) Keith (his greatest accomplishment), passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 14, 2019. His love and laughter will not end with his passing. Born in Gloucester, he was the son of Leo Francis and the late Donna (Hunter) Francis. Raised and educated in Gloucester, he was a graduate of Gloucester High School and continued his education at ITT Technical Institute in Woburn. A man with a heart of gold, Micheal had many interests and careers. From being a salesman, to a treasure finder, to Santa’s helper. Micheal most recently worked at North…

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    Topsfield – Mrs. Jane Ellen (B…

    Topsfield – Mrs. Jane Ellen (Belliveau) Driscoll, 72, of Topsfield, died unexpectedly, December 16, 2019, following a motor vehicle accident. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Jeannette (MacDonald) Belliveau. She was raised and educated in Lynn and was a graduate of Sacred Heart Grammar School, St. Mary’s Girls High School and continued her education at Boston College, earning her Bachelors Degree in Special Education. Mrs. Driscoll continued her education at Smith College earning her Masters Degree in Education of the Deaf in the 1970’s. Jane committed her life to helping children. She was a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing focusing on…

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    Jane Ellen (Belliveau) Driscoll

    TOPSFIELD – Mrs. Jane Ellen (Belliveau) Driscoll, 72, of Topsfield, died unexpectedly, December 16, 2019 following a motor vehicle accident. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Jeannette (MacDonald) Belliveau. She was raised and educated in Lynn and was a graduate of Sacred Heart Grammar School, St. Mary’s Girls High School and continued her education at Boston College, earning her Bachelors Degree in Special…

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    Peabody – On Sun., Dec. 15, Ma…

    Peabody – On Sun., Dec. 15, Mary Maihos Franggos, 94, wife of the late John Franggos passed away after a period of declining health. Mary was the youngest child of Greek immigrants, John and Sophia (Talambecos) Maihos. After graduating from Peabody High School during WWII in 1942, Mary worked at Sylvania Light Plant to help with the war effort. Following the war, Mary worked as a hairdresser, met and married her husband John, and together they moved to South Peabody where they raised their family. She maintained a beauty shop in her home for many years, took art and sewing classes, enjoyed cooking and baking Greek cuisine. Mary was active…

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    Beverly – Paul Sydney Larcom, …

    Beverly – Paul Sydney Larcom, age 86, a lifelong Beverly resident, died Monday, December 16, at the Lahey Clinic and Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Beverly on March 19, 1933, he was the son of the late Sydney and Ingrid (Svendsen) Larcom. Mr. Larcom was raised in Beverly and was a graduate of Beverly High School, attended Northeastern University, and then went on to serve in the United States Navy for six years. He had worked as a design draftsman for General Electric for most of his career and ultimately retired from GE. Mr. Larcom was an active member of the Beverly Historical Society as well as the Massachusetts…

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    Hamburg, Germany – Marcia Nort…

    Hamburg, Germany – Marcia Norton Coldwells died suddenly on December 8, 2019, in Hamburg, Germany, after a brief illness. Marcia was born in Salem, Mass., to the late Arthur and Irene (Brooking) Norton, and grew up in Salem Willows. She attended Salem Public Schools and graduated from Salem High School with high honors. She graduated from Salem State College and taught Business Studies at Saugus High School. In 1967 she moved to Germany where she lived under her passing. She was a civilian employee of the U.S. Army in Europe until her retirement. Marcia is survived by her husband Neil and her son Dale, both in Germany, several cousins in…

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    Salem – Thelma E. (Gallant) Me…

    Salem – Thelma E. (Gallant) Melendez, 71, of Salem, passed away unexpectedly at the NSMC/Salem Hospital on Sunday, December 15, 2019. She was the wife of the late Carlos Melendez. Born and raised in Ipswich, she was the daughter of the late George J. and Florence T. (Gallant) Gallant. Over the years, Thelma had a varied career. She first worked in housekeeping for Best Western and later for Boston Acoustics in Peabody, to name but a few of her places of employment. Thelma was devoted to her children, grandchildren, and her cat Sweet Pea. She loved all animals and was especially fond of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and the Salem Willows.…

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    Peabody, MA – Diane Lois (Clan…

    Peabody, MA – Diane Lois (Clancy) Nelson Raymond, 74, of Peabody, died Sunday, December 15, 2019, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, with her family at her side. She was born in Salem, Mass., on April 4, 1945, the daughter of the late Cornelius “Bud” and Ann (Klemm) Clancy and had resided in Peabody most of her life. Diane was a graduate of Peabody High School and had been a waitress at many North Shore restaurants including, Landolphi’s, Yoken’s, New England Oyster House, and Whaler’s Pub prior to her retirement. She was very clever with her hands and made many household crafts and sold them at craft shows and…

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    Peabody – Joseph E. "Joe" Fabr…

    Peabody – Joseph E. “Joe” Fabrizio, of Hingham, formerly of Braintree and Peabody, died December 15, 2019. Beloved husband of 51 years to Claire Fabrizio (King) of Hingham. Cherished son of the late Joseph and Carmella (Galante) Fabrizio. Caring brother of Lawrence Fabrizio and his wife Mary of Peabody, Thomas Fabrizio and his wife Kathleen of Peabody and the late Anna Houde (Fabrizio) and Jerry Fabrizio. Also survived by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and extended family. Joe was devoted to his wife and family and above all his faith. He enjoyed long walks on the beach and being near the ocean. Joe will be sadly missed by all those who…

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    Betty Bethune

    Naples, FL – Betty Anne Bethune, wife of the late Warren (dep) Bethune, passed away December 13, 2019, in Naples, Fla. Betty is survived by four children, Lori Bethune Levasseur of Naples, Fla., Larry Bethune of Beverly, Mass., Robert Bethune of Belle, Mo., and Lynne Bethune of Beverly, Mass. Betty was also survived by six grandchildren; Staci Pender, Keri Palmer, Amber Ensor, Robert Bethune, Kelsie Bethune, Ryann Alvarez; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Betty was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Betty worked for the Beverly Times and Salem news for many years. Betty retired in 1999 and moved to Naples, Fla. Betty loved spending time at the beach and with…

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    Wenham – After 95 years of liv…

    Wenham – After 95 years of living a full life, Wilbur Hopkins Hardy Jr., passed into heaven on December 14, 2019. Wilbur was the devoted husband of H. Elaine (Campbell) with whom he shared 73 years of marriage. Born August 31, 1924, to Mary C. (Chapman) and Wilbur H. Hardy, Wilbur was raised in Beverly Farms. As an only child, he appreciated being very close to his Beverly Farms cousins of the Davis, Simms, and Williams families. Growing up he worked in the family businesses, Hardy’s Market, and Chapman’s Greenhouse. During this time, he learned the value of hard work and the art of saving anything that might be used…

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    Newburyport – Allan Wendell Ga…

    Newburyport – Allan Wendell Gaspar, 89, passed away on December 14, 2019, at his home in Newburyport, Mass., with his loving wife and daughters, by his side. Allan is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Prest Gaspar (Kent), also of Newburyport. He is survived by daughters, Ann C. Prest of Rowley, and Terry Leah Prest Stubbs and her husband Thomas of Hampton Falls, N.H.; his son David Allan Gaspar and his wife Jodi of Surry Maine; and a daughter-in- law, Melissa Gaspar of Byfield. Allan is survived by six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; as well as several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father…

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    Peabody – Wednesday, December …

    Peabody – Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Mrs. Ann Aloisio, 95, of Brooksby Village, formerly of Barrington, Rhode Island, beloved wife of the late Joseph Aloisio passed away peacefully in her sleep after spending time saying goodbye to her family and friends. Ann lived her life with humility and optimism, quick to laugh and make friends. She lived by the philosophy that a good life is measured by the number of lives she touched in a positive way. By this measure, Ann lived a very good life. Born on December 28, 1923, to Salvatore and Rosa (Galino) Strazzere, Ann grew up in Medford, Mass., with her older sisters; Sally, Adeline and…

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    FLORIDA, FORMERLY OF BEVERLY -…

    FLORIDA, FORMERLY OF BEVERLY – Sheldon Jaffe, 90, of Boynton Beach, Florida, formerly of Beverly, died peacefully on December 13, 2019. Born in New York City, Sheldon was the eldest son of Ruth (Frank) Jaffe and Jack Jaffe. Raised and educated in New York, Sheldon attended the New York school system and graduated from the City College of New York with a B.A. in Business Administration. Sheldon was employed at Jaffe Press in New York before relocating with his young family to Beverly where he was a co-owner of Friend Lumber Company until his retirement in 1995. Sheldon was the beloved husband of Carolyn Jaffe for 40 years and the…

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    Salem, MA – Mr. Bruce Carlton …

    Salem, MA – Mr. Bruce Carlton Gordon, 49, died peacefully on Friday, November 29, 2019, at Massachusetts General Hospital after suffering a stroke. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of John Scott Gordon and the late Elisabeth (Overton) Gordon. He was raised in Beverly, Mass., and earned his diploma at Beverly High School. He continued his education at the University of Vermont, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Math. Bruce worked as the Financial Controller at Masy BioServices in Pepperell, Mass., for nine years. Previously, he’d been the Director of Finance at Bishop Fenwick High School, and prior he was the Assistant Controller at the…

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    Micheal Ambrose Townsend

    SALEM – Micheal Ambrose Townsend, 57 of Salem, unforgettable husband of Carolyn (Carter) Townsend and father of Caitlyn (Townsend) Keith (his greatest accomplishment), passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 14, 2019. His love and laughter will not end with his passing. Born in Gloucester, he was the son of Leo Francis and the late Donna (Hunter) Francis. Raised and educated in Gloucester, he was a graduate of Gloucester High…

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    Salem – Mrs. Phyllis M. Olbryc…

    Salem – Mrs. Phyllis M. Olbrych (née Haslett), died on December 6, 2019, at the age of 87 at her care home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, following years of advancing Alzheimer’s. She was the proud and adoring mother of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John Olbrych, all born in Salem. Phyllis’ celebratory funeral Mass will be on Friday, December 20, starting at 10 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Church, located at 15 Hawthorne Boulevard, Salem, MA. Burial will immediately follow the Mass, and will take place at Waterside Cemetery, located at 294 West Shore Dr., Marblehead, MA 01945. The boys would like to invite you, her pupils from CCD and…

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    Topsfield – Robert "Bob" Wood,…

    Topsfield – Robert “Bob” Wood, 92, formerly of Topsfield, Dade City (Fla.), and Peabody, passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Born in Beverly, he was a 1945 graduate of Beverly HS. He was proud of his service in the U.S. Navy as a submariner on the USS Cubera and later served as a Commander of the American Legion Post 255 in Topsfield. One of Bob’s most cherished trips in recent years was participation in the Honor Flight to visit the war memorials in Washington, D.C. Bob was also just recognized for reaching his 70-year anniversary as a Mason, a membership that began with…