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Our Obituaries

Luigi A. Conza

July 21, 1920 - October 17, 2013

Luigi A. Conza, age 93, of Boxford, formerly of Lynn, died on Thursday October 17, 2013, after a brief illness, he was the husband of Rosemarie (Dincecco) Conza, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of the late Michael and Hannah (Lewis) Conza; he attended Lynn schools and was a graduate of Lynn English High School, class of 1941. Prior to moving to...
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Robert A. Bob Dalferro

October 22, 1925 - October 11, 2013

Mr. Robert A. "Bob" Dalferro, of Lynn, died Friday, October 11, in his 88th year. He was the beloved husband of 64 years to the late Patricia M. "Pat" (Haley) Dalferro. Born in Swampscott, he was the son of the late John B. and Grace (Antolini) Dalferro. He lived in Lynn all of his life. He was a graduate of Lynn English High School, class of 1943, and recently helped organize the 70th class...
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Ernest E. Messina

August 21, 1931 - October 6, 2013

Mr. Ernest E. Messina, 82 years of Nahant, died on Sunday, October 6, 2013 in the Veterans Administration Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Mrs. Mary N. (Carnabuci) Messina with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. He was born in Boston the son of the late Salvatore and Concetta (Pizzo) Messina. He was raised in Boston and was a graduate of Boston English High School. He was...
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Thomas B. Brozonas

July 4, 1946 - October 2, 2013

Visiting hours will be held in the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN & RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean Street (Rt1A) Lynn on SUNDAY from 3-7PM. Interment will be TUESDAY in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn at 11AM. Please gather at the funeral home at 10AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 85 Willow Street, Malden, MA 02148 or the Wounded Warriors, 4899 Belfort...
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Margaret A. Butler

September 17, 1925 - September 26, 2013

Mrs. Margaret A. (Mathews) Butler, age 88, of Greenwood Village, CO, died Thursday September 26, 2013. Her funeral will be held on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott. Burial will follow in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead.
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James S. Fenelon

March 17, 1945 - September 26, 2013

Mrs. James S. Fenelon, 68 years of Lynn died on Thursday, September 26, 2013 in Lahey Health in Burlington after a brief illness. He was born in Lynn, the son of the late Eugene and Margaret (Walker) Fenelon and was raised in Saugus and Swampscott. He was a 1963 graduate of Swampscott High School. He also was a graduate of Wentworth Institute. Jim has lived the past 20 years in Lynn. Jim...
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Muriel Spear McGrath

September 28, 1921 - September 21, 2013

Muriel (Spear) McGrath, age 91, of Lynn, died peacefully on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at a local nursing home.. She was the daughter of the late Lester W. Spear and Gladys M. (Evitts) Spear Smith, and the former wife of the late John R. McGrath. Born and raised in Lynn, she attended Lynn schools, graduating from Lynn English High School in 1939. She was a United States Navy veteran, serving...
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Priscilla J. Culver

June 4, 1936 - September 20, 2013

Mrs. Priscilla J. (Gillespie) Culver, 77 years of Nahant died on Friday, September 20, 2013, at Massachusetts General Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of Frank Culver with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. She was born in Manchester, New Hampshire the daughter of the late John and Evelyn (Forbes) Gillespie. She was raised in New Hampshire and was a graduate of Pinkerton...
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Lucy M. Bowler

September 16, 1920 - September 9, 2013

Mrs. Lucy M. (DiMonti) Bowler, 92 years of Swampscott died Monday, September 9, 2013 in a local nursing home after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Frederic E. Bowler, Sr.. She was born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Liberato and Maria (Tarquini) DiMonti. She was raised in Lynn and was a 1938 graduate of Lynn Classical High School. She lived in Lynn until 1984 and moved to...
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Roseann Manzella

September 6, 2013

Roseann (Comito) Manzella, of Swampscott died on Friday, September 6, 2013 in Union Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Everett, the daughter of the late Adelaide Valeri and Julio Comito. She was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. . She lived in Lynn most of her life and the past 15 years in Swampscott. She was employed as a stenographer for the...
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Robert R. Buster Berry, Sr.

June 12, 1941 - August 29, 2013

Robert R. "Buster" Berry Sr., age 72 of Swampscott, died on Thursday August 29, 2013 at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, surrounded by his loving family, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Eva (Hicks) Berry, with whom he has shared 50 years of marriage. Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of the late Clarence and Alice (Tinkham) Berry. He attended Lynn Schools and was a...
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Joseph P. Egan

October 5, 1933 - August 5, 2013

Mr. Joseph P. Egan, age 79, of Plymouth, passed on Monday August 5, 2013, surrounded by his children and loved ones after a long battle with cancer. He was the husband of the late Patricia G. (Mulvey) Egan and the loving companion of the late Judy Howard. Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of Mary (McCormack) Egan. He attended Lynn Schools and was a graduate of St. Mary's Boys High School....
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Robert J. Rowe

September 8, 1931 - July 23, 2013

Robert J. Rowe. 81, of Parrish, FL, formerly of Swampscott and Boston, on July 21. Husband of the late Ida G. (Marino). Father of Ellen Van Dolah and her husband John of Parrish, FL, Stephen Rowe and his wife Molly of Lynn, and Frank Rowe of Newburyport. Brother of Margaret Rose of Whitman, Carol Chermisino of Braintree, Francis Red Cloud Rowe of RI, and the late Mary Smyth, Dorothy Shaughnessy,...
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Lawrence J. McGinn, Jr.

October 22, 1928 - July 9, 2013

Lawrence J. McGinn, Jr. of Swampscott, died at Boston Medical Center on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 84. Larry was well known throughout New England for maintaining thoroughness and diligence in every construction project he either designed, engineered or managed. Born in Gloucester, he was the son of the late Lawrence J., Sr. and Mildred Commerford McGinn. He graduated from Swampscott High School...
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Linda Amelotte Benedict

May 30, 1942 - July 8, 2013

Mrs. Linda (Amelotte) Benedict, 71 years of Lynn died Monday, July 8, 2013 in Salem Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She is married to Ronald "Benny" Benedict with whom she shared 50 years of marriage. She was born in Lynn to the late Victor and Viola (Babb) Amelotte and lived in Lynn all of her life. She was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1959. Linda loved...
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Nicholas F. Lavino

September 1, 1922 - July 7, 2013

Mr. Nicholas F. Lavino, 90 years of Swampscott, died on Sunday , July 7, 2013 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen M. (Benedetto) Lavino. He was born in Lynn, the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Mancini) Lavino. He was raised in Lynn and was a 1940 graduate of St Mary's High School. He attended the then Lynn Industrial...
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Alfred N. Santosuosso

June 19, 1926 - June 27, 2013

Alfred N. Santosuosso, age 87, of Nahant, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Salem Hospital, following a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Dorothy L (Dolan) Santosuosso, and the son of the late Saverio and Aldessia (Ricciardi) Santosuosso. Born in the North End of Boston, Fred was raised in and attended school in Revere before entering the United States Navy to serve during World War II...
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Eleanor O'Keefe Robinson

August 11, 1929 - June 26, 2013

Eleanor M. (O'Keefe) Robinson, age 83, 0f Peabody, died, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Sunrise Assisted Living in Peabody, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Everett R. Robinson who died on February 10, 2013, and the daughter of the late James and Helen (Connors) O'Keefe. Born and raised in Lynn, Eleanor was educated in Lynn schools, and graduated from North Shore Community...
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Philip M. Whitten

June 3, 1926 - June 26, 2013

Philip M. Whitten, 87 years of Swampscott, died on Wednesday June 26, 2013 after a long illness. He was the husband of Marion (Leonard) Whitten. He was born in Danvers, the son of the late Louis and Amy (Chase) Whitten. He was raised in Swampscott since the age of two, and has lived here since then. He was a 1944 graduate of Swampscott High School. Philip was a Army Veteran of WWII and...
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Natalie A. Needle

January 10, 1928 - June 24, 2013

Natalie A. (Repetti) Needle, age 85, of Swampscott, died on Monday at a local nursing home after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Morris Needle. Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Elvira (Malchiodi) Repetti. She was raised in Arlington and had lived in Swampscott since 1962. A registered nurse, Natalie was a graduate of Somerville Hospital School of...
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Athena Tina Scangas

January 22, 1912 - June 13, 2013

Mrs. Athena "Tina" (Varoutsos) Scangas, age 101, of Manalapan, Florida, formerly of Swampscott and Lynn, died on Thursday June 13, 2013, at the JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, Fla., after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Paul Scangas, the founder of West Lynn Creamery and Richdale Dairy Stores. Born and raised in Lynn, Tina was the daughter of the late Arthur and Maria (Heos) Varoutsos...
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Richard L. Smith

June 11, 2013 - June 11, 2013

Dr. Richard L. Smith, age 62, son of the late F.L. and Alma Smith of Nahant passed away on June 8, 2013. Born in Lynn and raised in Nahant, lived for the past 30 years in South Hamilton, MA. More commonly known as Bucky to his family and friends, and Rick to his patients and coworkers, he was a graduate of St. John's Prep, Brown University & Brown University Medical School. After graduating...
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Patricia Snaddon Hines

November 1, 1934 - June 2, 2013

Patricia "Pat" (Snaddon) Hines, age 78, of Lynn, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by her family following a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of the late Archie and Eileen M. (Tremblay) Snaddon. Born and raised in Lynn, Pat was a graduate of Lynn English High School, class of 1952. She then went on to graduate from the Lynn Hospital School...
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Karen P. Hall

November 28, 1942 - May 23, 2013

Mrs. Karen P. (Wood) Hall, age 70, of Swampscott, died Thursday in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a short but courageous battle with ALS. She was the wife of David L. Hall, with whom she would have celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary on June 9. She was the daughter of the late Clark W. and Pauline G. (Palmer) Wood. She lived in Swampscott for the greater part of her life,...
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Evgenia Dimitrakopoulos

November 13, 1927 - May 22, 2013

Evgenia (Nikolopoulos) Dimitrakopoulos, age 85, of Lynn, died Wednesday May 22, 2013, in a local nursing home, with her family by her side, after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Dimitrios Dimitrakopoulos, and the daughter of the late Nicholas and Eleni (Papagiorgakopoulos) Nikolopouilos. Born in Kastorion, Sparti, Greece, she moved to the United States in 1967 and lived in Lynn...
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Mary J. Lynch

April 19, 1942 - May 19, 2013

Mary J. (Kneen) Lynch, age 71, of Bernardston, formerly of Lynn, died unexpectedly at her home on May 19. Born in Burlington, VT, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence K. and Hazel A. (Melbourne) Kneen. She was raised in Burlington, VT, and lived in Lynn for many years before moving to Bernardston after her retirement. A bookkeeper, Mary retired from the Lynn Police Department. She was...
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Gail Marble Glass

August 31, 1945 - May 8, 2013

Gail L. (Marble) Glass, age 67 years, of Georgetown, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, following a brief illness. She was the wife of Alexander Glass and the daughter of the late Chandler Elsworth & Dorothy Joyce (Abbott) Marble. Born in Lynn, Gail was raised in Swampscott, where she was educated and graduated from Swampscott High School, class of 1963. Besides making...
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Patricia Kenneally Dilisio

June 6, 1945 - May 7, 2013

Patricia A. (Kenneally) Dilisio, age 68, of Swampscott, died, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers, surrounded by her loving family, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late William H. Dilisio and the late Allan Smith. Born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Herbert and Theresa (Linsenmeyer) Kenneally, she was raised in Swampscott where she lived all her life...
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John Patrick Doran

March 16, 1928 - May 3, 2013

John Patrick "Jack" Doran Beloved Husband, Father, Papa, and Brother Jack entered into eternal rest on May 3rd, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Jack is the beloved husband of Edna M. Doran (Belliveau) and father of Katie Walton and her husband John, of Nahant, Mary Foster and her husband John, of Lynn, Eileen Simons and her husband Gary, of Nahant, and John Doran Jr. and his wife Tami, of...
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Helene B. Wezdecki

May 2, 2013 - May 2, 2013

Mrs. Helene B. (Kazakevich) Wezdecki, 89 years , of Swampscott, died Thursday, April 11, 2013 in a local nursing home after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Thaddeus S. "Ted" Wezdecki. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Grigory and Barbara (Uzar) Kazakevich. She was raised in Brooklyn and was a graduate of Lafayette High School in Brooklyn, NY. She has lived in...
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Ruth Jean Collins

January 10, 1925 - April 27, 2013

Ruth "Jean" Collins, of Swampscott, passed away at her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren on April 27, 2013. Jean was born in Lynn on January 10, 1925 to the late Ruth (Scott) Leary and the late Albert R. Leary. She graduated from Swampscott High School, Class of 1943. Jean was married to John E. Collins and enjoyed 48 years of marriage before his passing in 1994. Jean worked...
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Maureen E. Santry

July 23, 1937 - April 26, 2013

Maureen E. (Byrne) Santry, 75, of Swampscott, MA, died after a brief illness on Friday, April 26, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Geaney) Byrne and sister of the late Dennis Byrne. She was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School. She was the wife of the late Stephen W. Santry. Maureen has lived in Swampscott most of her life...
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Jeanne P. Gray

October 7, 1947 - April 19, 2013

Jeanne Phyllis Gray, 65, of Swampscott and Chicago, died Friday, April 19. She was born to the late Everett and Rosamond Gray, on October 7, 1947, in Salem, Ma. Jeanne spent her formative years in Swampscott, Ma and graduated from Swampscott High School in 1965. She later received her BA in History and Education from Salem State College in 1969 and her JD from the New England School of Law in...
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Ronald J. Muise

May 18, 1947 - April 16, 2013

Mr. Ronald J. Muise, age 65, of Lynn, died peacefully on Tuesday at his home. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Richard L. and Rita A. (Garceau) Muise. A graduate of Lynn English High School, he lived in Lynn for the greater part of his life. Ron worked as a quality manager for Radio Components Corporation in Lynn for over 30 years. Ron was an avid reader, and enjoyed puzzles. He loved...
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Constance Nutter Buckland

July 23, 1914 - April 10, 2013

Constance (Nutter) Buckland, age 98, formerly of Swampscott, MA and Brookfield, NH, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Charles Buckland, with whom she shared 63 years of marriage, and the daughter of the late Ralph H. and Frances (Greene) Nutter. Born and raised in Swampscott, she lived in Swampscott until 1977, when she and her husband...
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Lawrence H. May

July 24, 1941 - April 2, 2013

Mr. Lawrence H. "Larry" May, 71 years of Peabody, died unexpectedly in his home on Tuesday. April 2, 2013. Larry is the husband of Mrs. Dalena (Armitage) May. He was born in Lynn, the son of the late Harold and Madeline (Sweeney) May. He was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School. He has made his home in Peabody for the past 37 years. Larry is a member of the Knights of...
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Mary J. Spelta

January 23, 1918 - March 26, 2013

Mrs. Mary J. (Cervoni) Spelta, age 95, of Marblehead, died unexpectedly at Salem Hospital on Tuesday March 26, 2013. She was the wife of the late Gino Spelta. Born and raised in Little Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Giulio and Josephine (Eramo) Cervoni. She had lived in Swampscott and Marblehead for the majority of her life. Mary had worked as a cashier for over thirty years, first...
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Melio A. John DeBerardinis

December 7, 1929 - March 21, 2013

Melio "John" DeBerardinis, age 83, of Lynn, passed away on March 21, 2013 after a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of Caryl (Small) DeBerardinis, with whom he shared 58 wonderful years of marriage. Born in Boston and raised in Revere, he was the son of the late Maria and Santino DeBerardinis. He was a longtime Lynn resident, residing in the Fay Estate for the past 37 years. John...
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Ruth W. Darling

June 23, 1922 - March 20, 2013

Ruth LaCroix Darling. 90, of Swampscott MA died Wednesday March 20, 2013 in Salem, MA. She was the beloved wife of Nelson J. Darling Jr., with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. She was the loving mother to William Darling and his wife Elizabeth Breuhaus of Marblehead, MA, Esther Mulroy and her husband Michael of Marblehead, MA, Sarah Pruett and her husband Bob of Swampscott, MA, Thomas...
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Marian B. Dennis

December 19, 1921 - March 7, 2013

Marian B. Dennis, age 91, of Marblehead, formerly of Nahant, died Thursday, March 7, 2013 at her home, following a brief illness. She was the loving companion of Henry "Ben" Whitmore, and the daughter of the late George N. and Pearl L. (Strout) Dennis. Born and raised in Nahant, Marian lived most of her life in Nahant and Lynn before moving to Marblehead in 1997. She attended Nahant Junior High...
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William J. Landergan, Jr.

March 16, 1928 - March 3, 2013

Mr. William J. Landergan, Jr., 84 years, longtime Lynn Funeral Director, of Marblehead died Sunday March 3, 2013 unexpectedly in Salem Hospital. He is the husband of Mrs. Mary T. (Murphy) Landergan. He was born in Lynn, the son of the late Judge William J. and Gertrude Landergan. He was raised in Lynn, attended Lynn Schools and was a 1946 graduate of St Mary's Boy's High School. While at St. Mary...
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Thomas E. Burke, Jr.

October 31, 1927 - February 18, 2013

Thomas Edmund Burke Jr., age 85, of Swampscott, died on Monday February 18, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a five year battle with cancer. He was the husband of Jennie N. (Gambale) Burke, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of the late Thomas and Gladys (Rabideau) Burke. A graduate of Lynn Classical High School, class of...
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Elizabeth McNulty

June 1, 1915 - February 4, 2013

Elizabeth "Libby" (Kelly) McNulty, age 97, of Lynn, died Monday, February 4, 2013 at Union Hospital in Lynn, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Raymond McNulty, and the daughter of the late Raymond Lawrence and Mary Isabella (Minnis) Kelly. Born in Boston, Elizabeth was raised in Saugus, and moved to Lynn in 1952. She was a graduate of Saugus High School, class of 1933. During...
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John E. Toomey

August 19, 1944 - February 1, 2013

Mr. John E. Toomey, retired Swampscott Police Chief and Attorney, 68 years of Nahant, died Friday, February 1, 2013 at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was the former husband of the late Pamela M. (Carlson) Toomey. John was born in Boston, the son of the late Joseph P. and Florence E. (Lyons) Toomey. He was raised in Charlestown attended St. Mary's School in Charlestown, Boston English ,...
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Eileen Brennan Green

September 16, 1963 - January 30, 2013

Eileen (Brennan) Green, age 49, of Swampscott, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013, in Salem Hospital, after being stricken suddenly. She was the wife of Lloyd Green, and the daughter of the late Mary O'Connor. Born in Brighton, she was raised in Watertown. She has lived in Swampscott since 1999 A graduate of Watertown High School, class of 1981, and Salem State College where she earned her Bachelor...
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Antoinette L. Ouellette

May 18, 1916 - January 28, 2013

Mrs. Antoinette L. "Ann" (LaBrie) Ouellette, 96 years of Lynn and formerly of Peabody died on Monday, January 28, 2013 in Union Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Leo L. Ouellette. She was born and raised in Salem, the daughter of the late Felix and DeLima LaBrie. She lived in Peabody for 50 years, and in Lynn for over 25 years. Mrs. Ouellette worked with her...
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Henry Alfred Nolet

November 22, 1930 - January 26, 2013

Mr. Henry A. Nolet, age 82, of Lynn, died on Saturday January 26, 2013 at the Essex Park Rehab, Beverly, after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Mary Lou (Collins) Nolet, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Born in Berlin, NH, he was the son of the late Libert A. "Larry" and Lydia D. (Fredette) Nolet. He was raised in Berlin and Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School. He...
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Carl B. Goodwin, Jr.

September 9, 1931 - January 25, 2013

Carl B. Goodwin, Jr, 81, passed away on the 25th day of January, 2013 at home in Swampscott, Massachusetts. He was born on the 9th day of September, 1931 in Swampscott, the eldest son of Carl and Anne Goodwin. Carly grew up in Swampscott, graduating from Swampscott High School in 1949. After high school, he enlisted in the US Air Force. For four years, he served during the Korean War, maintaining...
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Joan Evangela DiDio

November 18, 1936 - January 23, 2013

Joan Evangela DiDio, age 76, of Swampscott, died Wednesday January 23, 2013 in Lahey Clinic in Burlington after a brief illness. Joan was the only child of the late real estate developer John and Viola (Galardi) DiDio of Swampscott. She grew up in Swampscott and graduated from Swampscott High School in 1954. She was married to the late Anthony Corso of Swampscott and employed as a secretary...
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Frances V. Muscillo

April 25, 1921 - January 22, 2013

Mrs. Frances V. (Hunter) Muscillo, 91 years of Hooksett, NH and formerly of Salem and Swampscott.She died in Eliot Hospital, Manchester, NH after a brief illness. She is the wife of the late Anthony Muscillo. She was born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Alfred and Ethel (Bright) Hunter. She was raised in Saugus and was a graduate of Saugus High School. She lived most of her life in Salem and...
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Jayne Solimine

September 25, 1925 - January 19, 2013

Mrs. Jayne (Melican) Solimine, 87 years of Nahant died on Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Union Hospital surrounded by her loving son and family. She is the wife of the late Carmen Solimine. She was born in Brookline, the daughter of the late Daniel J. Melican and Ada G. (Bovenzi) Melican-Uva. Jayne was raised in Nahant and was a graduate of Lynn English High School. She has lived in Nahant all of...
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Veeder Nellis

October 7, 1924 - January 4, 2013

Veeder Nellis died unexpectedly in his home on Friday, January 4. He was 88 years old. Mr. Nellis was raised in Nelliston, NY and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He spent his career as a mechanical engineer at General Electric and designed many innovative and technically challenging gear systems for the US government and power generation market. He continued working well into...
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James J. Barbuzzi

January 8, 1917 - January 2, 2013

Mr. James J. Barbuzzi, age 95, of Lynn, died Wednesday at his home after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Phyllis R. (DeStefano) Barbuzzi, with whom he shared nearly 63 years of marriage. Born in Swampscott, he was the son of the late Michael and Antoinette (Marizzo) Barbuzzi. He was raised in Swampscott and had lived in Lynn since 1951. James served in the US Army, European Theater...
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Poppy Aftosmes

August 16, 1928 - January 1, 2013

Mrs. Poppy C. (Touloumzis) Aftosmes, 84 years of Saugus, died January 1, 2013 in Winchester Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Charles George Aftosmes. She was born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Kallias) Touloumzis. She was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. She has lived in Saugus since 1960. She was active in St...
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John Phillip Luise

January 22, 1947 - December 16, 2012

Mr. John P. Luise, 65 years of Lynn , died unexpectedly on Sunday , December 16, 2012. He was born in Lynn, the son of the late Ralph J. and Louise M. (Fabiano) Luise. He was raised in Lynn. He attended the Aborn Elementary School in Lynn and was a 1966 graduate of Lynn English High School. He has lived in Lynn all of his life. John was an electrical technician and worked for the General...
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Louis Ziccardi

April 24, 1916 - December 15, 2012

Louis Ziccardi, age 96, of Swampscott, died Saturday, December 15, 2012 peacefully at home, after being stricken unexpectedly. He was the husband of Filomena (DelloIacono) Ziccardi, and the son of the late Robert and Clorinda (Annecchiarico) Ziccardi, Born and raised in Montemiletto, Avellino, Italy, he was educated in Montemiletto schools, and late graduated college in Naples. Louis was a...
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Richard E. Marchi

June 29, 1931 - December 10, 2012

Richard E. Marchi, age 81, of Salem, died on Monday December 10, 2012 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. He was the husband of Carol (Lawson) Marchi, with whom he shared 38 years of marriage. Born in Kingston and raised in Somerville, he was the son of the late Nello and Natalie (Bertocchi) Marchi. He had lived in Salem since 1977. He was a veteran of the US Army 69th Infantry Division during...
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Robert F. Cormier

August 20, 1928 - December 5, 2012

Robert F. Cormier, age 84, of Nahant, passed away, Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at Salem Hospital, after a long illness with Bone Marrow Syndrome/Leukemia. Bob passed away at the age of 84. He was the husband of Carmella L. (Froio) Cormier and the son of the late Charles and Eva (Comeau) Cormier. He was a graduate of Brockton High School, class of 1947. A United States Navy veteran, Bob worked...
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Steven P. Hyde

June 22, 1953 - November 27, 2012

Steven P. Hyde, age 59 of Nahant, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers, after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Gail C. (Zamejtis) Hyde, and the son of Claire (Oak) Hyde of Lynn, and the late Edwin Hyde. Born and raised in Lynn, he has lived in Nahant the past twelve years. He was a member of the first graduating class of Lynn Vocational and Technical...
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Charles W. Jessome

December 16, 1963 - November 25, 2012

Charles W. "Chucky" Jessome of Nahant passed unexpectedly in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 25, 2012 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. Chucky was the loving son of Charles H. Jessome, Jr., and the late Gertrude (Langlais) Jessome. He was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. He was a United States Army National Guard veteran. Chucky worked for the Town of Nahant...
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Mary Elizabeth Betty Howard

January 19, 1924 - September 2, 2012

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reardon) Howard, age 88, of Swampscott, died Sunday at a local nursing home after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Howard, Jr. A lifelong Swampscott resident, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Connell) Reardon. Betty was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Swampscott and was a member of the Ladies' Sodality. A...
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David Patrick Whelan, Jr.

January 23, 1958 - September 1, 2012

David Patrick Whelan, Jr., age 54, of Swampscott, died September 1, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer. Born January 23, 1958, in Malden, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late David Patrick and Mary (Dunn) Whelan. Besides his wife Jean, he is survived by his two children, Hilary and Trevor, both of Swampscott, and his siblings, Robert M. Whelan of Salem, Barbara McDonough of Billerica...
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Thomas E. Sheedy

January 31, 1928 - August 22, 2012

Thomas E. Sheedy, age 84, of Salem, died Wednesday, August 22, 2012 in a local nursing home after a lengthy illness. He shared 53 lovely years of marriage with his wife Gloria (Gardyna) Sheedy, and was the son of the late Michael and Bridget (Ahearne) Sheedy. Born and raised in Lynn, where he lived most of his life, Thomas had been living in Salem for over 30 years. He was a graduate of Lynn...
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Maria Pierro

February 5, 1913 - August 22, 2012

Maria Pierro, age 99, of Salem, died Wednesday at a local nursing home after a brief illness. Born in Swampscott, she was the daughter of the late George and Concetta (Caputo) Pierro. She was raised in Swampscott and was a graduate of Swampscott High School. She had lived in Salem since 1964. Maria worked as an assembler for General Electric in West Lynn for many years until her retirement in...
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Paul Brian McEntee

September 15, 1954 - August 20, 2012

Paul B. McEntee, age 57, of Swampscott, died Monday, August 20, 2012 in Beverly Hospital, after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Christine (DiNicola) McEntee, and the son of Vivian (LaCava) McEntee and the late Edward McEntee. Born and raised in Lynn, Paul has been living in Swampscott the past twenty six years. He was a graduate of Lynn English High School and attended Wentworth...
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Alfred J. Sorgini

January 11, 1929 - August 12, 2012

Mr. Alfred J. Sorgini, age 83, of Swampscott, passed away on Sunday August 12, 2012, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. He was the devoted husband of the late Patricia M. (Kelly) Sorgini. Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of the late Ceasar and Celia (Tenaglia) Sorgini. A graduate of Lynn English High School, he lived in Swampscott for the past 40 years. Alfred worked as a supervisor at...
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Thomas A. Tamborini

December 16, 1946 - August 9, 2012

THOMAS ALAN TAMBORINI OBITUARY Thomas A. Tamborini, 65, of Swampscott, MA passed away on Thursday, August 9th, at Massachusetts General Hospital after a hard fought battle while awaiting a heart transplant. He was born December, 16, 1946, at Lynn Hospital. He is the son of Florence and the late Richard Tamborini. He is survived by his wife of thirty-eight years, Janet; his three sons, Anthony,...
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Sophie E. Hincman

November 19, 1918 - August 8, 2012

Sophie Elizabeth (Wronecki) Hincman, died Wednesday, August 8, 2012 in Lynn. Born November 19, 1918 in Lynn, MA to the now late John and Antonina (Janowski) Wronecki, who were both born in Poland. She was the wife of Isadore H. Hincman. She was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, class of 1936. She worked as a professional seamstress for David H. Smith. She also taught evening sewing...
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Robert I. Johnson

April 29, 1932 - August 3, 2012

Mr. Robert I. Johnson, age 80, of Swampscott, died Friday after a brief illness. He was the husband of Toyo (Onishi) Johnson, with whom he shared nearly 52 years of marriage. Robert lived in Swampscott for the greater part of his life, and was the son of the late Iver K. and Margaret L. (Myott) Johnson. Robert served in the United States Army for 22 years, from 1957-1975. He also worked for...
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John D. Jack Coakley

May 17, 1941 - July 7, 2012

Mr. John D. "Jack" Coakley, age 71, of North Reading, formerly of Winchester, died Saturday at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a brief illness. He was the husband of Janice A. (Brennan) Coakley, with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Winchester, he was the son of the late John F. and Anne Coakley. He had lived in North Reading for the past 12 years. Jack was a...
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Catherine Agnes McKenna

October 20, 1928 - June 21, 2012

McKenna, Catherine Agnes, 10/20/1928 – 6/21/2012, died Monday at the Sea View Retreat in Rowley Massachusetts after a short illness. Born in Lynn, MA, she was the daughter of the late Leo & Mary Linehan McKenna and sister of the late Leo A. McKenna Jr. Catherine attended Lynn Classical High School and was employed locally by many businesses before joining the General Electric West Lynn...
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Owen Lee Sowers

September 27, 1919 - June 16, 2012

Mr. Owen Lee Sowers, age 92, of Swampscott, formerly of Illinois, died Saturday at a local nursing home after a brief illness. He was the husband of Gertrude (Heron) Sowers, with whom he shared 67 years of marriage. Born in Hidalgo, IL, he was the son of the late Rolla and Edith (Code) Sowers. He lived in Illinois for many years and had resided in Swampscott since 1984. Mr. Sowers served in...
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Robert P. Donahue

January 14, 1928 - June 7, 2012

Mr. Robert P. Donahue, 84 years of Nahant, died Thursday, June 7, 2012 in a local nursing home after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Virginia (Brdecka) Donahue. He was born in Lynn, the son of the late James and Elsie (Duncan) Donahue. He was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. He moved to Nahant in 1956. He was a Marine Corp Veteran of the Korean...
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Barbara M. Scheffler

July 4, 1940 - June 1, 2012

Barbara M. (Stelchook) Scheffler, age 71, of Swampscott, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 1, 2012 in her home. She was the wife of Frank L. Scheffler, and the daughter of the late Maurice and Anne Stelchook. Born in Peabody, Barbara was raised in Florida and Newburyport. She lived in Swampscott most of her life, She was married to Frank on April 11, 1964 and together they raised their family. An...
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Roger J. Croteau, Jr.

March 12, 1949 - May 31, 2012

Mr. Roger J. Croteau, Jr., 63 years of Marblehead died Thursday, May 31, 2012 surrounded by his wife, family and friends by his side at his home, after a long battle with cancer. He is the husband of Mrs. Cynthia A. (Butler) Croteau. He was born in Lawrence the son of the late Roger J. and Corrine (Savoy) Croteau. He was raised in Lawrence and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in...
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Derin Joseph Sculla McWilliams

April 10, 1981 - May 29, 2012

Jan Sculla McWilliams and Larry McWilliams along with their daughters Jenessa Sculla Dailey and Lauren Sculla McWilliams, Jenessa's husband Geoff Dailey, Lauren's fiancé Michael King and their son, Sean Michael King will be holding a memorial service to honor the life of Derin Joseph Sculla McWilliams, beloved son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle and friend. Derin began his...
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Virginia P. Scorso

December 6, 1929 - May 29, 2012

Virginia P. Scorso, 82 years of Lynn, passed after a brief battle with cancer on May 29, 2012. Born in Lynn on December 6, 1929 to Muriel V. ( Ellis) Scorso and Frederick C. Scorso of Lynn. Virginia loved to travel. With her husband, they moved to the west coast for better opportunities where they lived for several years. She returned to Lynn in 1958 with four children and has remained here till...
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William K. Cobbett, Jr.

May 13, 1933 - May 26, 2012

Mr. William K. Cobbett, Jr., age 79, of Swampscott, died unexpectedly on Saturday at Salem Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Mary E. (Patton) Cobbett, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late William K. Cobbett, Sr. and Jean (MacLean) Cobbett. He had lived in Swampscott for the greater part of his life. A graduate of Swampscott High School, class...
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Mary J. Artemis

April 20, 1918 - May 24, 2012

Mary J. Artemis, 94 years of Lynn , died on Thursday, May 24, 2012 in Salem Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Brockton, the daughter of the late John and Calliope (Panaritis) Artemis. She lived in Brockton, Newport, RI and most of her life in Lynn. She was a graduate of Lynn English High School and a graduate of Burdette College. Mary was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox...
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Alfonso J. Beatrice

January 27, 1926 - May 22, 2012

Mr. Alfonso J. Beatrice, 86 years of Swampscott, died Tuesday May 22, 2012 in a local nursing home after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Patricia J. (Rooney) Beatrice. He was born in Revere, the son of the late Carmine and Antoinette (Vigliotti) Beatrice. He was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School. He has lived in Swampscott the past 42 years. Mr....
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Cecile M. Dollard

June 1, 1927 - May 16, 2012

Mrs. Cecile M. "Mimi" (Lirette) Dollard, 84 years of Lynn died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in Salem Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Shediac Bridge, New Brunswick the daughter of the late Edmond and Margaret (Poirier) Lirette. She was raised and attended schools in Canada. Cecile moved to Lynn in 1952 as a young woman. She lived in Lynn for many years, in 1984 she moved to Salem and...
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Argia E. Perry

February 6, 1920 - May 9, 2012

Mrs. Argia E. (DelCampo) Perry, 92 years old of Lynn, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Nicholas Perry. She was born in Gagliano Aterno, Abbruzzo, Italy, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Rita (Patrizi) DelCampo. She was raised in L'Aquila and Rome Italy. She was a graduate of the College of L'Aquila in Italy. She has lived...
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Mary A. Hatch

June 2, 1918 - May 9, 2012

Mary A. (McCullough) Hatch, 93, peacefully passed away in her home surrounded by her family on May 9, 2012 in Swampscott. She was the wife of the late Henry C. Hatch. Born in Saugus on June 2, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Conway) McCullough. She was predeceased her siblings, Brothers Richard, Philip and John McCullough and her sisters, Natalie McCullough, Elizabeth...
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Patricia A. Pat Irving

June 27, 1924 - May 3, 2012

Pat Irving, age 87, passed away at home with family by her side on Thursday, May 3, 2012. She was the wife of James H. Irving, retired US Customs. Pat graduated from Peabody H.S., then worked for AT&T as a long distance operator before marrying in 1946 and moving to the Washington DC area and working for Barcroft Apts as a translator while James completed studies at the Georgetown Foreign...
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Louis J. Panakio, Jr.

July 7, 1931 - April 29, 2012

Mr. Louis J. Panakio, Jr., 80 years old of Lynn, died Sunday, April 29, 2012 in Naples Florida after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Marcia A. (Irvine) Panakio with whom he had shared 53 years of marriage. Lou was born in Lynn, the son of the late Louis J. Panakio, Sr. and Helen (Warden) Panakio. He was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School He was a graduate...
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Stephen C. Loizides

September 5, 1922 - April 15, 2012

Stephen C Loizides, age 89, of Falmouth, formerly of Nahant, a WWII veteran, died peacefully in his sleep after a long illness on Sunday, April 15. Steve was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Bernadine, who died in 2006. He is survived by his two sons, William (and his wife Maryellen) of Lee, NH, and Chris (and his wife Susan) of Falmouth, MA, and by 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren...
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Panagiota Markos

September 8, 1917 - April 14, 2012

Mrs. Panagiota (Makris) Markos, 94 years, of Peabody and formerly of Lynn died Saturday, April 14, 2012 in Twin Oaks Nursing Home in Danvers after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late George L. Markos. She was born in Loganiko, Sparta, Greece, the daughter of the late Nickolas and Christina (Bouzanis) Makris, and step daughter to the late Hariclia Makris. She was raised in Greece and...
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Rita M. Cotter

October 21, 1936 - April 12, 2012

Mrs. Rita M. (Sullivan) Cotter, 75 years of Lynn died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 12, 2012 .She was born in Lynn, the daughter of the late James and Bridie (McDonough) Sullivan. She was raised in Lynn and lived in Lynn all of her life. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Girls High School. Rita was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed baking, arts and crafts and loved...
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Palmina Femino

November 15, 1917 - April 5, 2012

Mrs. Palmina (Tirabassi) Femino, 94 years of Lynn died on Thursday, April 5, 2012 in Salem Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Salvatore Femino. She was born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Victorio and Carmella (Perscuti) Tirabassi. She was raised in Lynn and attended Lynn schools. She lived in Lynn all of her life. Mrs. Femino was a communicant of Holy Family...
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Domingo Antonio Ramos

September 15, 1941 - April 4, 2012


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John Lowell

September 3, 1919 - November 22, 2011

LOWELL, JOHN, died peacefully at home on November 22, 2011 in Juno Beach, Florida after a long illness. Beloved husband of Eleanor (Ta) Lowell for 69 years and father of Jack Lowell and wife Natasha, Charlotte Allan, Molly Lowell and husband Rich Duvall, William Lowell and wife Angela and Ellie Lowell. He is survived by 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his...
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Brian L. Cawley

November 8, 1950 - October 21, 2011

Mr. Brian L. Cawley, age 60, of Swampscott, died suddenly at his home on Friday October 21, 2011 after being stricken ill. Born in Lynn, he was the son of Constance A. (Eagan) Cawley, of Swampscott and the late Michael J. Cawley. A lifelong resident of Swampscott, he attended Swampscott Schools and was a graduate of Swampscott High School, class of 1969. He had served in the US Coast Guard...
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Ellen E. Kiernan

September 29, 1918 - October 16, 2011

Ms. Ellen E. Kiernan, age 93, formerly of Winthrop, died Sunday in a local nursing home after a long illness. Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Atty. Louis R. Kiernan, Sr. and the late Helen E. (Supple) Kiernan. She was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, class of 1936. She received her degree in Health and Physical Education from Boston University...
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Shirley M. Allard

August 25, 1933 - October 15, 2011

Shirley M. (Logue) Allard, age 78, of Nahant, died Saturday at Salem Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Waltham, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Elizabeth (Doherty) Logue. She was raised in Somerville, and was a graduate of Somerville High School. Shirley had lived in Nahant for the past 45 years. She is survived by her 6 children; Elizabeth Kelley and her husband William of...
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Helen Surawski

October 24, 1921 - October 9, 2011

Helen (Bialek) Surawski, age 89 of Lynn, died Sunday, October 9, 2011, at her home, after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Boleslaw Surawski with whom she shared 65 years of marriage, and the daughter of the late George and Sophie (Kutafa) Bialek. Born in Lawrence, MA, she was educated at Holy Trinity Grammar School amd Lawrence High School. After she was married, she moved to...
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Claire L. Anderson

March 18, 1930 - October 6, 2011

Mrs. Claire L. (Jenkins) Anderson, age 81 of Lynn died Thursday October 6, 2011 at home surrounded by her loving family following a long battle with Parkinson's disease. She was the loving wife of Philip M. Anderson, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. Born and raised in Lynn, she was the daughter of late Harold and Clara (Froberger) Jenkins. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart School...
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Elizabeth Betty Ranger

June 9, 1926 - October 4, 2011

Elizabeth M. "Betty" (Jones) Ranger, age 85, of Swampscott, died Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at her home, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Donald A. Ranger and the daughter of the late Harold H.. and Alice C. (Wallis) Jones. Born and raised in Swampscott, she lived in Swampscott all her life. Betty was a graduate of Swampscott High School, class of 1943, Simmons College where...
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Kenneth R. Lundstrom

August 8, 1930 - September 27, 2011

Kenneth Lundstrom, age 81 of Swampscott, died Tuesday at Salem Hospital, following a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Cynthia W. (Bryant) Lundstrom, and the son of the late Fritz H. and Hanna (Ogren) Lundstrom. Born and raised in Swampscott, he has lived there all his life. A graduate of Swampscott High School, class of 1948 and Bentley College, he worked as an executive vive president...
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Valerie R. Winter

July 25, 1923 - September 26, 2011

Valerie R. Winter of Swampscott, wife of the late Arthur Winter, passed away on September 26, 2011 at the Salem Hospital following a short illness. She lived in Swampscott and recently she had been residing at Sunrise in Peabody, Massachusetts. She was born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Joseph Wilkish and Antonia (Chironos) Wilkish. Her sisters, Malvina Runion and Mary Oliver and...
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Ronald W. Nichols

May 3, 1942 - September 12, 2011

Mr. Ronald W. Nichols, age 69, of Marblehead, died peacefully at his home on Monday afternoon. He was the husband of Ellen (Kostan) Nichols, with whom he shared 20 years of marriage. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Amos Nichols, Jr. and the late Mary (Lebedzinski) Nichols. He was raised in Lynn and has lived in Marblehead for over 20 years. Mr. Nichols was a graduate of Lynn English...
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