• Danvers,  Salem

    Virginia M. “Ginny” (Grace) Woodbury

    MERRIMAC-Mrs. Virginia May “Ginny” Woodbury, 84, of Merrimac, formerly of Danvers, beloved wife of Stephen Woodbury, passed away Monday December 30, 2019 at Wingate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Haverhill surrounded by her loving family. Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Roderick and Katherine (Kidston) Grace. She was raised and educated in Somerville and was a graduate of Danvers High School. Virginia…

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    Peabody – Elaine J. Bohner, 88…

    Peabody – Elaine J. Bohner, 88, of Peabody, Mass., peacefully passed away Thursday, December 19, with family by her side following a long illness. Born in Pawtucket, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence P. and Estella C. Johnson. She graduated from East Hartford High School, attended Bates College and Bentley College. She retired from the First National Bank of Boston as a vice-president in the Private Banking group. She was the devoted wife of the late Theodore J. Bohner. She will be sorely missed by her four children, Dianne E. McCarthy, of Yarmouth, Maine, and her husband Michael, Susan E. Kushmerek of Burlington, Mass., and her husband…

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    Danvers – Ms. Elizabeth C. "Li…

    Danvers – Ms. Elizabeth C. “Libby” Potter, 67, of Danvers, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at her home with family by her side. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Calvin R and Jane (Porter) Potter. Raised and educated in Danvers, she was a graduate of Danvers High School and continued her education at New England College, receiving her bachelor’s degree. She taught school and later worked as a programmer/analyst. Libby was one to help others; she was a good conversationalist, always thorough and will be missed. She had interests in Danvers history, alternative medicine, singing, horses, and music. Libby was instrumental in saving…

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    Danvers – Mr. Kevin M. Mallon,…

    Danvers – Mr. Kevin M. Mallon, 61, of Danvers, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 26, 2019. Born in Ipswich, he was the son of the late Andrew T. and Jane T. (Hurley) Mallon. He was raised and educated in Wenham, attended Bessie Buker Elementary School and was a graduate of Hamilton Wenham Regional High School, where he excelled in athletics especially baseball and soccer. An entrepreneur at heart, Kevin owned and operated Tri State Striping, with his lifelong friend Bobby Caves, for many years, where he was known for his strong work ethic, his commitment to completing a job on time and ensuring customer satisfaction. He later joined Separation…

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    Danvers – John W. Kobierski Jr…

    Danvers – John W. Kobierski Jr., 85, died Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at his home in Danvers surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Joanne (Prentiss) Kobierski, with whom he shared sixty-two years of marriage. Born in Salem on December 16, 1934, he was the son of John and Stella (Klosowska) Kobierski. He was raised and educated in Salem and Danvers. He had a life-long career in the trucking industry. After the death of his father, John assumed the operation of the family trucking business, Koby’s Witch City Express, which he owned and operated for over 40 years. A communicant of Saint Mary of the Annunciation Church,…

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    Cheviot Hills, CA – Harvey Wil…

    Cheviot Hills, CA – Harvey William Cohen, of Peabody, Mass., and Cheviot Hills, Calif., unexpectedly passed away at age 72 on November 29, 2019, surrounded by his son Michael Cohen. Even though life ultimately brought him to Los Angeles to be near his loving family, Harvey was always proud of his Massachusetts roots. Born in Boston and then raised in Peabody, Harvey was the son of the late Lewis and Lillian Cohen. He graduated from Peabody High School in 1964 and went on to study Accounting at Boston University, where upon he graduated with his Business degree. He then earned his CPA from the State of Massachusetts and had his…

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    Nashua, NH – Nicole Ramsdell, …

    Nashua, NH – Nicole Ramsdell, age 49, of Nashua, New Hampshire, died peacefully on December 26, 2019, while in hospice care following a lengthy illness. Nicole was born on June 25, 1970, in Salem, Massachusetts, and was raised in Wenham, Massachusetts. She graduated from Hamilton-Wenham High School class on 1988. She became a registered phlebotomist and also trained as a paralegal. She is remembered for her devotion to her family, including home-schooling her two sons. In healthier times, Nicole enjoyed taking walks around her quiet neighborhood, hunting for bargains at yard sales, and cruising around in her mustang while listening to her favorite music. Nicole leaves behind her fiancé Gerald…

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    Beverly – Rev. John C. Chaisso…

    Beverly – Rev. John C. Chaisson, age 83, died December 27, 2019, at Beverly Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Cambridge to the late Joseph and Sophie (Aucoin) Chaisson. Rev. Chaisson was ordained in 1966. He served at St. James Church in Haverhill, St. Alphonse Church in Beverly, St. James Church in Salem and St. Adelaide in Peabody. He enjoyed reading, music, travel, and spending time with family and dear friends. He is survived by his brother Louis Chaisson of Tewksbury; many nieces and nephews and his longtime friend and caregiver, Roy Enos. He was predeceased by a brother, Vincent Chaisson. His funeral Mass will be held…

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    Hamilton, MA – Shirley (MacGre…

    Hamilton, MA – Shirley (MacGregor) Gray, age 78, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on December 29, 2019, in the company of family members. She was born and raised in Hamilton and remained a lifelong resident. Graduating from Hamilton High School, class of 1959 with high honors, she and her high school sweetheart, Bob Gray, married immediately. They worked locally until buying and operating Whittemore True Value Hardware in Melrose, Massachusetts, for 12 years. As a renowned cook and baker on the North Shore, Shirley started and operated a successful business, Hamilton Country Caterers, for many years until her retirement in 2015. Shirley was known for her friendly demeanor and had…

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    Salem – An incredible mother, …

    Salem – An incredible mother, wife, sister, and friend to so many. Her constant smile and laughter brought joy to all who knew her. She was raised in Salem, Mass., and graduated from Salem High School in 1977. She worked at Beverly Hospital for several years as a Clinical Technician. Annette is survived by husband Tom; sons Stephen and Christopher; and siblings, Diane Houde, Christine Gagne, Elaine Dell’Olio, Jeanine Maniscalco, Marie Drewry, and Tom Houde. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, January 2, at the Murphy Funeral Home, located at 85 Federal Street, from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 3, at the…

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    Peabody – Thomas R. Howard, 88…

    Peabody – Thomas R. Howard, 88, of Peabody, died peacefully Sunday morning surrounded by his loving family at his home following a brief illness. He was the devoted husband to the love of his life, the late Irene E (Marie) Howard. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late William E. and Mary (McHugh) Howard. He was raised and educated in Lynn and has lived in Peabody for the past 61 years. Thomas was a veteran of the Korean War who served with the United States Navy before his honorable discharge. Following the war, he graduated from the General Electric Apprentice program and continued his working career at…

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    Peabody – Thomas Lee "Tucker" …

    Peabody – Thomas Lee “Tucker” Harkins, 79, of Peabody, died Saturday evening at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a long illness. He was the devoted husband of Janyce (Cody) (Martin) Harkins with whom she shared over 38 years of marriage. Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late Francis and Elizabeth (Journee) Harkins. He was a life-long resident of Peabody and a graduate of Peabody High School, class of 1959. Following his graduation, he enlisted with the United States Air Force and served until his honorable discharge in 1963. Following his discharge from the military, Tucker embarked on a 30-year career for the Peabody Municipal…

  • Danvers,  Salem

    Richard H. Goodridge

    NEWFIELDS, NH – Mr. Richard H. Goodridge, 76 of Newfields, NH, beloved wife Jo-Ann (Broda) Goodridge, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday December 29, 2019 at his home. Born in Revere he was the son of the late Harold and Evelyn (Martignetti) Goodridge. He was raised and educated in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School. Richard continued his education and received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern…

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    Ipswich, MA – Susan Manning O'…

    Ipswich, MA – Susan Manning O’Briant, passed away on Dec. 22, 2019, surrounded by family. She was the daughter of the late Arline Welsh Manning and Paul W. Manning, and wife of the late Robert E. O’Briant. Born Nov. 7, 1947, she was a graduate of King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham, Mass. (class of 1965), and Memphis College of Art in Memphis, Tenn., where she was a scholarship student and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1969. Susan worked as a commercial photographer and a self-employed graphic designer for over 30 years. After her career in advertising, she began oil painting. She was a juried member…

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    Nashua, NH – Joan Osgood Lawre…

    Nashua, NH – Joan Osgood Lawrence, 78, of Nashua, N.H., passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019, surrounded by family at Lahey Hospital, Burlington, Mass., following complications after surgery. Raised in Marblehead, Mass., Joan was the daughter of the late George K. and Margaret (Cann) Osgood of Marblehead. Joan was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Lynn, Mass., and Regis College, class of 1963. Her career began at General Electric in Lynn, Mass., in the HR department recruiting and testing engineers. She went onto Sanders Associates in Nashua, N.H., followed by Digital Corporation for 12 years in various positions, and finished her working career as a staff accountant in…

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    Peabody, MA – Rose P. (Papouts…

    Peabody, MA – Rose P. (Papoutsy) Kokoras, 83, beloved wife of the late William N. Kokoras died Friday, December 27, 2019, at the Kaplan House at 78 Liberty Street in Danvers. Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Gregory and Anna (Karademos) Papoutsy. She was a 1954 graduate of Haverhill High School, marrying the love of her life at the young age of 18, Bill, later that same year. A loving and devoted wife and mother, her family always came first. Rose was employed for over 20 years in the Peabody Public Works Water Department. She was a caring and giving person who was well loved by…

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    Wenham – Donald Joseph Duffy, …

    Wenham – Donald Joseph Duffy, 92, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at the Kaplan house with family by his side. He was the husband of Anna E. Duffy who passed away in 2017. Donald, the son of Charles Gavan Duffy and Shirley Elizabeth Duffy (Teed) was born in Winthrop, Mass., and raised in the Point of Pines, Revere. He was predeceased by his brother Charles. Donald worked for the New England Telephone Company/AT&T for 35 years as a Service Technician. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and is a U.S. veteran. He put all his sons through college and loved skiing, fishing, and boating. Surviving Donald…

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    Hamilton – Muriel E. Nelson, 9…

    Hamilton – Muriel E. Nelson, 91, died Thurs., Dec. 26, 2019, at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital in Savannah, Ga., where she had been residing in recent months. She was the loving wife of the late Carl I. “Skip” Nelson Jr., with whom she shared 68 years of marriage. Born in Somerville on May 26, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Sarah (Beamish) Leonard. She was raised and educated in Winthrop and was a 1946 graduate of Winthrop High School. She and her late husband were residents of Winthrop for many years until moving to Hamilton, where they resided for 48 years. For many years, she was employed…

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    Lynn, MA – Georgia L. Dunning,…

    Lynn, MA – Georgia L. Dunning, age 85, and lifelong resident of Lynn, died on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at Exeter Hospital, following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Nellie (Dyer) Dunning. Born in Lynn in 1934, Georgia was raised and educated in Lynn, attended Lynn Public Schools and graduated from Lynn English High School. She worked as an executive assistant at the General Electric in West Lynn for over 30 years and was a member of the IUE-CWA Local 201. She was an avid reader and loved following all of the Boston sports teams, especially the Boston Celtics, of which she was a…

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    Peabody – Balbina "Bella" Nowa…

    Peabody – Balbina “Bella” Nowak passed away on December 17, 2019, after a brief illness. She was born in Salem to Michael and Katherine Nowak on April 20 1927, and she went to Salem High. She left high school early to go to work, and Balbina worked for 32 years as a clerk for GTE. Bella loved to garden, and she will be well remembered for her fabulous cooking, her knitting, and her penchant for the casino. Bella belonged to the Salem Senior Center, and those that knew and loved her will remember that she always had a smile on her face. She will be missed especially by her Persian…

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    Ipswich – Ronald Edward "Ron" …

    Ipswich – Ronald Edward “Ron” Sharpe, longtime resident of Ipswich, passed away with family at his side on December 24, 2019, at the age of 68. He was the devoted and loving husband of 45 years to his high school sweetheart, Mary Ann (Gawrych) Sharpe. Ron was born in Englewood, California, and was the son of the late Carl Edward and Doris Rosemary (Beynnon) Sharpe. He had been the Director of Loss Prevention for various corporations including CVS where he pioneered innovations to prevent theft, many of which remain industry best practices. Ron’s kindness and fierce commitment to his family defined him. He delighted in many gestures of love, from…

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    Danvers – Mr. Robert A. Desepo…

    Danvers – Mr. Robert A. Desepoli, 77, of Danvers, beloved husband of Barbara (Blackstad) Desepoli passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on Thursday, December 26, 2019, with his family by his side. Born in Bronx, New York, he was the son of the late Michael and Carmel (DeLuca) Desepoli. Raised and educated in New York, he went to Salesian High School and then transferred to Cardinal Hayes High School, graduating in 1959. An honorable discharged veteran, Robert proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. It was during his time in the military where he met the love of his life Barbara. Robert…

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    Peabody MA – Carol (Melanson)…

    Peabody MA – Carol (Melanson) Timmons, 82, of Peabody, Mass., died peacefully on Friday, December 23, 2019, at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston after a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of the late Cornelius A. Timmons. She was born in Lynn, Mass., of September 25, 1937, the daughter of the Chester and Louise (Chapman) Melanson and was raised there and later lived in Lynnfield before moving to Peabody 20 years ago. Carol had been a secretary at the American Mutual Insurance Co., Wakefield for 20 years and later worked at the Home Depot Store in Danvers for seven years prior to her retirement. She had been an ardent…

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    Danvers – Carolyn Frey Keating…

    Danvers – Carolyn Frey Keating, age 86, of Brightview in Danvers, formerly of Sun City West, Arizona, passed away December 28, 2019, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Chicago, Ill., she was the dear daughter of the late Dr. Leo J. and Winifred (Brelsford) Frey. She was raised and educated in Chicago, Ill., and at Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, Wis. Carolyn furthered her education by graduating from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Ms. Keating had been employed as a clerk for the Arizona State Compensation Fund and the U-Haul Company for many years. Carolyn, an avid gardener and gregarious friend, had been…

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    Bradenton, FL – William Joseph…

    Bradenton, FL – William Joseph Clark, 75, of Beverly, Mass., and Bradenton, Fla., passed away on December 24, 2019, in Bradenton, Fla. Beloved husband of Carol (Contilli) Clark; loving father of Brandon Clark of Lowell, Mass., and Melissa Clark of Danvers, Mass.; son of the late William and Josephine (Scalli) Clark of Everett, Mass., and Bradenton, Fla.; brother of Elaine Buckley of Longboat Key, Fla., and uncle to her children, Donna, Paul, Elaine and the late Debbie Leith and their children; brother of Cheryl D’Andrea of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Everett, Mass.; brother-in-law of her husband, Michael and uncle to their children, Dino and Deena; brother-in-law of Paula Contilli of…

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    Beverly – Fernanda "Fern" V. (…

    Beverly – Fernanda “Fern” V. (Pellicio) O’Malley, age 84, of Beverly, passed away while surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday evening, December 25, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was the beloved wife of the late William R. O’Malley. Born in Beverly, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Santella) Pellicio. She was raised and educated in Beverly and was a graduate of St. Margaret’s School in Beverly Farms. Fern had been employed as a secretary for the General Electric Company prior to becoming a stay at home mother to her family. In her retirement years, Fern enjoyed being a nanny for…

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    Danvers, MA – On Christmas mor…

    Danvers, MA – On Christmas morning, God called home another angel. After a brief, unexpected illness, and surrounded by her loving family, she passed peacefully. Debra was a loving, caring, and supportive person who enjoyed the outdoors, especially the ocean and the mountains around North Conway and anything involving her family. Active in her church at St. Mary, she made many friends at the 9 a.m. daily Mass. Debra also never missed a chance to thank a veteran for their service to the flag. Debra is survived by her devoted husband Ken; son Jay; daughter Shannon; sisters Karen Lewis and Barbara Canty; grandchildren Alli and Riley Fraser; sister-in-law Rhonda Fraser;…

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    Balbina “Bella” Nowak

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    Harry Walker

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    Annette T. Boucher

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  • Danvers,  Salem

    Robert A. Desepoli

    DANVERS – Mr. Robert A. Desepoli, 77 of Danvers, beloved husband of Barbara (Blackstad) Desepoli passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on Thursday, December 26, 2019 with his family by his side. Born in Bronx, New York, he was the son of the late Michael and Carmel (DeLuca) Desepoli. Raised and educated in New York, he went to Salesian High School and then transferred to Cardinal Hayes High School, graduating in 1959. An…

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    Auburn, Maine – Elaine Gilman,…

    Auburn, Maine – Elaine Gilman, 90, passed away peacefully at her home in Auburn, Maine on December 21, 2019 with her daughter by her side. She was the wife of the late Harlan W Gilman Jr. For a complete obituary and to sign Elaine’s guestbook and leave memories and condolences for the family, please visit www.advantageportland.com.

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    Peabody, MA – Edward G. Crowle…

    Peabody, MA – Edward G. Crowley, 79, of Peabody, died Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the NSMC Salem Hospital with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Marilyn (Martin) Crowley with whom he shared 52 years of marriage. He was born in Cambridge on March 1, 1940, the son of the late Edward and Martha (Kenney) Crowley and was a graduate of Cambridge Ridge and Latin High School in 1958. He was employed with Century Graphics of New Orleans as the Sales Manager for the East Coast for 30 years prior to his retirement 14 years ago. He and his family had resided in Peabody and…

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    W. Peabody, MA – Glenn Lewis G…

    W. Peabody, MA – Glenn Lewis Gardiner, 57, passed away on December 24th, 2019. He was born on March 19th, 1962 in Ilford, England. At age five he moved to America with his family. Growing up in Peabody, Glenn was a talented athlete, passionate about hockey, soccer and golf. He was a loving son, husband and father. May he Rest In Peace. He is survived by his loving parents, Valerie and Michael Gardiner, his daughters Amy and Emily Gardiner and their mother, Jocelyn Gardiner. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to visitation on Monday evening at the Mackey Funeral Home, 128 S. Main St., Rt. 114, Middleton, from 5 to…

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    Camarillo, CA – Our beloved Da…

    Camarillo, CA – Our beloved David M. Connell, Sr. of Camarillo, Calif. and Naples, Fla., peacefully passed away at age 75 on December 19, 2019, surrounded by his beautiful wife and five children. After enduring a long, hard-fought battle, he succumbed to the effects of heart disease. Although life ultimately brought him to Southern California where he raised his family, Dave was proud of his New England roots and Irish heritage. Dave was born in Lynn, on June 9, 1944, the son of the late Mildred (Coolen) and John (Jack) Connell. He was raised in Beverly, Massachusetts, along with his three sisters where he held fond memories of sailing, going…

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    10th Anniversary In Loving Mem…

    10th Anniversary In Loving Memory Of David J. George September 14, 1967 – December 28, 2009 Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear. Love Mom, Dad, Abbey, Jeff & Lisa

  • Danvers,  Salem

    Kevin M. Mallon

    DANVERS-Mr. Kevin M. Mallon, 61, of Danvers, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 26, 2019. Born in Ipswich, he was the son of the late Andrew T. and Jane T. (Hurley) Mallon. He was raised and educated in Wenham, attended Bessie Buker Elementary School and was a graduate of Hamilton Wenham Regional High School, where he excelled in athletics especially baseball and soccer. An entrepreneur at heart, Kevin owned and operated Tri…

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    Salem – James A Byrne, 72, of …

    Salem – James A Byrne, 72, of Salem, died Wednesday surrounded by his loving family at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of the late Kathleen (Wall) Byrne. Born in Cork, Ireland, he was the son of the late Michael and Peggy (McTeggart) Byrne. He was raised and educated in Ireland and immigrated to the United States 51 years ago and has lived in Salem for the past 40 years. James was a musician and the founder of the McTeggart Irish Band who played throughout the Boston area and North Shore. He first started playing at the former Old Harp…

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    Salem – James A Byrne, 72, of …

    Salem – James A Byrne, 72, of Salem, died Wednesday surrounded by his loving family at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of the late Kathleen (Wall) Byrne. Born in Cork, Ireland, he was the son of the late Michael and Peggy (McTeggart) Byrne. He was raised and educated in Ireland and immigrated to the United States 51 years ago and has lived in Salem for the past 40 years. James was a musician and the founder of the McTeggart Irish Band who played throughout the Boston area and North Shore. He first started playing at the former Old Harp…