Celebrity Obituaries

Review this week's trending celebrity news stories


Our Obituaries

Margaret Currier

April 15, 1923 - November 9, 2015

Margaret "Jiggs" (Kidd) Currier, 92, wife of the late Clarence H. Currier, of Rockport, passed away Monday morning, November 9, 2015 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. Born in Andover on April 15, 1923, she was the daughter of the late James and AdaMartha (Thornton) Kidd. Margaret was a graduate of the former Punchard High School in Andover and The Salem Hospital School of Nursing. She began...
View Tribute »

Michael Lentini

February 25, 1932 - November 8, 2015

Michael Lentini Michael Lentini, 83, husband of the late Catherine A. "Katie" (Scuderi) Lentini, of Gloucester, died peacefully on Sunday, November 8, 2015 with his family by his side. He was born in Marsala, Sicily on Feb. 25, 1932, son of the late Joseph and Maria Lentini. Mike worked as a baker most of his life, at age 10, having to help support his family while his father was in the war, he...
View Tribute »

Allison F. Witham

May 25, 1964 - November 1, 2015

Allison F. Witham, 51, loving daughter of Ruth and Clayton Morrissey, passed away unexpectedly on the early morning of November 1, 2015. She was a graduate of Gloucester High School with the Class of 1982 and Burdett College. Allison tried her very hardest to make this world a better place in which to live. She would give of herself anything she had in order to help others. Whether they be...
View Tribute »

Patricia G. DeSimone

August 24, 1937 - October 29, 2015

Patricia G. DeSimone Patricia G. (Galvin) DeSimone, 78, of Gloucester, wife of the late Salvatore E. DeSimone, passed away on the evening of October 29, 2015 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA with her loving family at her side. Patricia was born on August 24, 1937 in Boston, MA. The daughter of the late Major General Michael J. and Eleanor (Stevens) Galvin, she grew up and...
View Tribute »

Elizabeth C. Murphy

May 6, 1926 - October 28, 2015

Elizabeth "Betty" (Boudreau) Murphy of Gloucester passed from this life into the arms of our loving Savior on October 28, at home surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born in Medford, MA on May 6, 1926 to Nelson and Mary (Landry) Boudreau. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters Emma Patterson, Irene Jack, Helen Gumbleton, Loretta Donnell, and her brother Paul...
View Tribute »

Dorothy E. Sweet

May 7, 1923 - October 25, 2015

Mrs. Dorothy E."Dolly" (Waddleton) Sweet, 92, of Gloucester, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015. Over the years, Dolly held many positions of employment, and was devoted to her family, friends and extended family; especially those from Nova Scotia. She and Ellwood also enjoyed many trips together with their friends. Dolly was an avid reader of biographies and enjoyed reminiscing about days...
View Tribute »

Mary V. O'Brien

September 19, 1933 - October 24, 2015

Mary Vine "Viney" O'Brien of Gloucester, longtime employee of The Gloucester House Restaurant, retired at the age of 77, passed peacefully on October 24th while surrounded by her family. She was born and raised in Somerville and was the beloved daughter of the late John and Ruth Ahearn. She is survived by her two sisters, Ruth Kisich and her late husband John, and Jaqueline Porter and her...
View Tribute »

Matthew P. Palazola

September 3, 1931 - October 18, 2015

Matthew P. Palazola Matthew P. Palazola, 84, husband of Mary R. (Quince) Palazola of Peabody, formerly of Middleton and Rockport, passed away on Sunday morning, October 18, 2015 at Continuing Care at Brooksby Village surrounded by his family. He was born in Gloucester on September 3, 1931, son of the late Jerome and Julia (Favazza) Palazola. Matthew was a graduate of Gloucester High School...
View Tribute »

Marion D. Stillman

June 22, 1925 - October 10, 2015

Marion D. (Durkee) Stillman, 90, wife of the late Donald B. Stillman, of Rockport, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Golden Living Center. Born in Rutland, Vermont on June 22, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Oretha (Rankin) Durkee. Marion was the President of her Whitcomb High School Senior Class in Bethel, Vermont and a graduate of Middlebury College with the...
View Tribute »

Hilda M. Johnson

August 1, 1919 - October 5, 2015

Hilda M. Johnson, wife of the late Arnold Johnson Sr., died on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at the Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester, MA. She was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Taalman) Mattson. She was a lifelong resident of Rockport, graduating from Rockport High School with the class of 1937. She worked in the office of the Frank E. Davis Co. and later in a private home. She was a...
View Tribute »

Robert Gardner Crockett

March 30, 1919 - October 5, 2015

Robert Gardner Crockett Robert "Bob" Crockett, 96, of Gloucester passed away peacefully at his home in Annisquam, Massachusetts on October 5. Born March 30, 1919 in Pelham New York to Ethel and George Crockett, Bob lived a joyful, quiet childhood, forming an early interest in ham radio which he carried all through his life, as well as a love for the outdoors and camping. He was an Eagle Scout...
View Tribute »

Martha H. Pistenmaa

November 17, 1909 - October 4, 2015

Martha Hodgkin (Patten) Pistenmaa, 105, wife of the late Andrew William Pistenmaa, was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts on November 17, 1909 to Almira (Hood ) and George W. Patten. She graduated from Gloucester High School in 1928 and from Salem Normal School (now Salem State University ) in 1930. In keeping with her dedication to teaching, she subsequently received a Bachelor of Science degree...
View Tribute »

Serafino J. Frontiero

August 24, 1928 - October 1, 2015

Serafino J. Frontiero, "Sophie the Bull" or "The Bull", 87, husband of Nina G. (Randazza) Frontiero, of Gloucester, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by his loving family. Sophie was born in Gloucester on August 24, 1928, son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Lucido) Frontiero, the last surviving son of eleven children. He was a graduate of...
View Tribute »

James G. Monroe

October 19, 1949 - September 29, 2015

James G. Monroe James G. Monroe, 65, of Beverly, MA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Jim was born October 19, 1949 in Boston the son of Robert E. Monroe and the late Elizabeth G. Monroe of Rockport. Jim graduated from Andover High School and Hobart College where he played lacrosse. Following graduation, he worked as a...
View Tribute »

Robert A. Aptt

July 19, 1946 - September 27, 2015

Robert A. "Apples" Aptt, 69, of Gloucester, passed away at his home on Sunday morning, September 27, 2015. Bob was born on July 19, 1946, son of the late Noel and Alice (Freitas) Aptt. He had attended St. Mel's School and was an altar boy at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church. He was a graduate of Gloucester High School. As a young man, Bob worked at Seafood Kitchens and later at LePage's for many...
View Tribute »

Marie T. Marcantonio

April 13, 1943 - September 26, 2015

Marie Marcantonio, of Magnolia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 26, 2015. She was the wife of the late Captain Joseph "Mopey" Marcantonio who passed away on August 16, 2011. She was born in Gloucester on April 13, 1943 to Florence and the late Captain Salvatore Curcuru. Early on she worked at Liberty Mutual Insurance, then later at O'Donnel-Usen until her retirement. She was an...
View Tribute »

Nicholas F. Lynch

September 8, 1953 - September 25, 2015

LYNCH, Nicholas Frederick, passed away on September 25th at the age of 62. Son of the late Margaret Farrell Lynch and Dr. George William Lynch of Brookline and Gloucester, MA, and brother of the late Michael F. Lynch of New York. He attended the Belmont Hill School and graduated from Harvard College where he was a member of the Hasty Pudding Club, the A.D. Club and The Signet Society. Following...
View Tribute »

Robert J. Langley, Jr.

April 6, 1946 - September 25, 2015

Robert J. Langley Jr., 69, of Gloucester passed away on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Addison Gilbert Hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Gloucester on April 6, 1946 son of the late Robert and Eleanor (Blatchford) Langley Sr. Bob was a ten year veteran of the U. S. Navy, serving aboard the US Independence CVA-62. He was the recipient of the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon,...
View Tribute »

William T. Raymond

July 29, 1946 - September 24, 2015

William Thomas Raymond, 69, of Gloucester, husband of the late Cecily (Raschi) passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 24th at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. He was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on July 29, 1946, son of the late Edward and Loretta (Keenan) Raymond. Bill was a graduate of Gloucester High School and later attended St. Francis College, receiving his...
View Tribute »

Robert C. Manninen

April 7, 1938 - September 24, 2015

Robert C. "Finny" Manninen, 77, husband of Theresa A. (Rodolosi) Manninen of Gloucester, passed away on Thursday evening, September 24, 2015 at Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Rockport, MA on April 7, 1938, son of the late Moses and Anna (Salo) Manninen. In his early years, Robert was an apprentice plumber with his brother George "Moe"...
View Tribute »

Accursio B. Sanfilippo

February 4, 1936 - September 23, 2015

Accursio B. Sanfilippo Accursio B. Sanfilippo, 79, husband of Phyllis (Sclafani) Sanfilippo of Gloucester, passed away on Wednesday morning, September 23, 2015 at the Addison Gilbert Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Sciacca, Sicily, Italy on February 4, 1936, son of the late Accursio and Rosa (Marino) Sanfilippo. Accursio was the co-owner along with his brother,...
View Tribute »

Martha S. Mellen

March 8, 1931 - September 21, 2015

Martha S. (Luce) Mellen, 84, of Burlington and Rockport, MA, wife of the late John Thomas Mellen Jr., passed away at her home in Rockport on Monday afternoon, September 21, 2015. Martha was born in Lowell, MA, on March 8, 1931, the daughter of the late Ralph Atwood and Dorothy Sibbel (Turnbull) Luce. She received her Associates Degree and became an administrative assistant in a publishing...
View Tribute »

Cynthia A. Loiacano

October 26, 1940 - September 19, 2015

Cynthia A. Loiacano Cynthia (Pratt) Loiacano, entered into eternal rest peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday morning, September 19, 2015 at the age of 74 after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Captain Anthony Loiacano. On September 1st they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. She was born in Manchester, N.H. on October 26, 1940, the oldest of nine...
View Tribute »

Mark W. Ingersoll

September 24, 1963 - September 18, 2015

Mark W. Ingersoll Mark W. Ingersoll, 51, of Gloucester, passed away peacefully on Friday evening, September 18, 2015 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, surrounded by his family. He was born in Gloucester on September 24, 1963, son of George and Donna (Norwood) Ingersoll of Gloucester. Mark was a graduate of Gloucester High...
View Tribute »

Roseline F. Novello

July 10, 1920 - September 17, 2015

Roseline F. Novello Roseline F. (Parisi) Novello, 95, wife of the late Capt. Nicholas J. Novello of Gloucester, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Her final days were spent surrounded by her loving family. Roseline was the daughter of the late Marianna and Joseph Parisi. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 10, 1920, and grew up in Gloucester. She married...
View Tribute »

Walter A. Vickery

March 22, 1942 - September 15, 2015

Walter A. Vickery, 73, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, passed away on Tuesday morning, September 15, 2015 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. Born in Cambridge on March 22, 1942, son of the late Daniel and Mary (Butt) Vickery. He attended Gloucester High School and had served in the U.S. Air Force but was forced to leave early to care for his father who was taken ill. He worked for Oceanside...
View Tribute »

Benjamin Smith Hedblom

May 12, 1944 - September 10, 2015

Benjamin Smith Hedblom, 71, of Gloucester passed away at his home in Annisquam. A complete obituary will be in a later edtiion of the Gloucester Times.
View Tribute »

Benjamin Smith Hedblom

May 12, 1944 - September 2, 2015

Benjamin Smith Hedblom, 71, died at his Annisquam home. He was born in Gloucester on May 12, 1944, to the late Richard P. and Juliana (Smith) Hedblom. As an athlete, Ben excelled at whatever sport he found interesting. He was co-captain of Gloucester High School's 1962 hockey team, coached by the late Jack Canniff, and widely recognized by veteran players as the most talented team in GHS history....
View Tribute »

Mary L. Wilkins

September 21, 1923 - September 2, 2015

Mary Louise (Lambertsen) Wilkins, 91, of Gloucester, passed away Wednesday evening, September 2, 2015 at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her loving family. Born in Ponca, Nebraska on September 21, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Andersen) Lambertsen and was raised by her foster parents David and Matilda Kassing. Mary was a graduate of Beatrice...
View Tribute »

Carole J. Bouchie

January 6, 1936 - September 1, 2015

Carole J. Bouchie Carole J. (DeCoste) Bouchie, 79, wife of Charles A. Bouchie Jr. of Gloucester, passed away at her home on Tuesday morning, September 1, 2015. Born in Gloucester on January 6, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Abram and Madeline (Silva) DeCoste. Carole was a graduate of Gloucester High School with the Class of 1954. In addition to raising her three children, she worked a...
View Tribute »

Arthur W. Bernard

October 7, 1927 - September 1, 2015

Arthur W. "Babe" Bernard, 87, of Rockport, husband of the late Marguerite (Rich) Bernard, passed away on September 1, 2015. Arthur was born in Rockport, MA on October 7, 1927, the son of the late Roger and Louise (Olson) Bernard. He proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army. He was a self-employed heavy equipment operator for years and then went to work for the...
View Tribute »

Fredrik D. Bodin

July 28, 1950 - August 28, 2015

Fredrik D. Bodin, 65, passed away August 28 at home in Rockport after an extended illness. Fred was born in NYC on July 28, 1950 and attended Alfred G. Berner High School in Massapequa, NY before earning his degree in photojournalism; Syracuse University 1972. Fred interned with the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; freelanced for Yankee Magazine, Houghton Mifflin, Little, Brown and Co., Inc.; and...
View Tribute »

Rosemarie Carr

February 3, 1935 - August 27, 2015

Rosemarie (Mulcahy) Carr, 80, of Essex, MA, wife of the late Charles Carr, passed away unexpectedly in The Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, MA on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Rosemarie was born in Medford, MA on February 3, 1935, the daughter of the late William Francis and Rose Ellen (Lufkin) Mulcahy. Rosemarie had a love of life that took her to many areas of the world. She traveled...
View Tribute »

James W. Doucette, Sr.

September 5, 1921 - August 26, 2015

James W. Doucette Sr., 92 James W. "Walt" Doucette Sr., 92, husband of Theresa I. (Goulart) Doucette of Gloucester, passed away on Wednesday evening, August 26, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Gloucester on September 6, 1922, son of the late Peter and Melvina Doucette. Walt was a graduate of Gloucester High School, where he was a recipient of the...
View Tribute »

Fannie M. Pistenmaa

October 6, 1921 - August 23, 2015

Fannie M. Pistenmaa, 93, of Gloucester, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, August 23, 2015 at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Gloucester on October 6, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Wentla (Hautamaki) Pistenmaa. Fannie was a graduate of Gloucester High School and Bentley College. For many years, Fannie had worked as a secretary for Favazza...
View Tribute »

John M. Ahern

September 30, 1969 - August 15, 2015

John M. Ahern John Michael Ahern, 45, of Gloucester, MA passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 15, 2015. John leaves behind his wife Lena and his three beloved sons, Johnnie, Connor and Rian all of whom reside in Chatham, NY. John is the son of Dr. Charles F. Ahern Jr., of Naples, Florida and Gail E. Ahern of Salem, MA. John is also survived by his sister, Kathryn Ann Boudreau and her...
View Tribute »

Daniel P. Lane

February 13, 1933 - August 10, 2015

Daniel P. "Don" Lane, 82, beloved husband of Mary F. (Lovett) Lane, of Rockport, passed away on Monday afternoon, August 10, 2015 at the Addison Gilbert Hospital. Don was born in Cambridge on February 13, 1933, son of the late Denis and Ellen (Foley) Lane. As a young man, he had worked as pipefitter in the Boston Naval Shipyard for 15 years and later for the Boston Housing Authority as a...
View Tribute »

Francis E. Duason

November 8, 1952 - August 2, 2015

Francis E. Duason Francis E. "Frank" Duason, 62, husband of Michelle Galante Duason of Gloucester, passed away on Sunday evening, August 2, 2015 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Portland, Maine on November 8, 1952, son of the late Francis Duason Sr. and Marion (Karatsanos) Duason. Frank was a graduate of Bellingham High School and UMass...
View Tribute »

Jane Squires

August 20, 1942 - August 2, 2015

Jane Squires Jane (Buchanan) Squires, 72, of Rockport, wife of the late Dr. Thomas E. Squires, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, August 2, at her residence. She was born in Boston, MA on August 20, 1942, daughter of the late James and Eleanor (Lakan) Buchanan. Jane graduated high school in Boston and also studied medical technology and creative writing after...
View Tribute »

Cynthia Morse Davis

September 28, 1930 - July 31, 2015

Cynthia Morse Davis Born September 28, 1930 Departed on July 31, 2015 and resided in Gloucester Cynthia Morse Davis – mother, wife, grandmother, artist, musician, mischief-maker and joke-teller – passed away peacefully and enveloped in love at all times on Friday, July 31, 2015. A beautiful woman with Bette Davis eyes and Betty Grable legs - she had an expressive...
View Tribute »

Alexander Sachs

September 28, 1938 - July 31, 2015

Alexander Sachs, Ph.D. Alexander Sachs, husband of Barbara J. (Greel) Sachs, passed away on July 31 while sailing on his beloved 32 foot sailboat, Etoile, in Salem Harbor. Alex was born on September 28, 1938 in Warsaw, Poland. Alex survived the invasion of Poland although he lost many family members including his father, Joseph Sachs, aunts, uncles , and cousins. After the war, Alex and his...
View Tribute »

Michael K. Davis

March 23, 1985 - July 28, 2015

Michael K. Davis Michael Kenneth Davis, 30, passed away peacefully the morning of July 28, 2015. Born in Beverly, MA on March 23, 1985, he was the beloved son of Kenneth and Lisa (Moody) Davis. Michael attended Gloucester High School, Class of 2003. After high school, Michael attended Massachusetts Maritime Academy and also took the Coast Guard course, receiving his Captain's license. ...
View Tribute »

Thomas F. Piemonte

March 31, 1949 - July 26, 2015

Thomas F. Piemonte, 66, of Framingham, MA passed away on Sunday evening, July 26, 2015. Born in Orange, New Jersey on March 31, 1949, son of Lois (Apgar) Piemonte and the late Thomas J. Piemonte. Thomas grew up in Roxbury Township. From a very young age, Tom was an extremely gifted writer, artist and musician. In his senior year at Roxbury High School he won the John Philip Sousa Band Award,...
View Tribute »

George R. Hawley, Sr.

February 23, 1937 - July 23, 2015

George R. Hawley Sr. George R. Hawley Sr., 78, husband of Jean E. (Burke) Hawley of Gloucester, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Holy Family Hospital at Merrimac Valley in Haverhill. He was born in Beverly, MA on February 23, 1937, son of the late Charles and Evalina (Young) Hawley. George was a graduate of Gloucester High School, Class of 1955 and also attended 2 years...
View Tribute »

Nina F. Conti

March 13, 1924 - July 23, 2015

Nina F. Conti Nina F. (Linquata) Conti, wife of Paul F. Conti of Gloucester, peacefully passed away on Thursday, July 23rd at the age of 91. Nina was born on March 13th, 1923 in Gloucester, MA to the late Louis Linquata and Geraldine (Scola) Linquata. To those who have known Nina, she had a larger than life personality who was extremely dedicated to her family. She had a passion for food and...
View Tribute »

Seraphina M. Del Torchio

October 17, 1922 - July 21, 2015

Seraphina M. Del Torchio, 92, of Essex, MA, wife of the late Charles R. Del Torchio Sr., whom she was married to for 65 years, passed away in the Masconomet Healthcare Center in Topsfield, MA on Tuesday evening, July 21, 2015. Seraphina was born in Gloucester, MA on October 17, 1922, the daughter of the late John and Sebastiana (Ninfo) Chianciola. Seraphina graduated from GHS and received her...
View Tribute »

Michael W. Gray

October 31, 1953 - July 20, 2015

Michael W. Gray, 61, husband of Marion (Neller) Gray of Magnolia, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 20, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Newburyport, MA on October 31, 1953, son of the late Clyde and Louise (Moore) Gray. Michael was a graduate of Gloucester High School and received an Associate's degree from The Computer Processing Institute in 1989. ...
View Tribute »

Lester J. Garlick, Jr.

September 5, 1950 - July 20, 2015

Lester J. "Buddy" Garlick Jr., 64, husband of Esther (MacIsaac) Garlick, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Addison Gilbert Hospital, surrounded by his adoring family. Lester was born in Gloucester, MA on September 5, 1950, the son of the late Lester J. and Violet (Wagner) Garlick Jr. He worked in the sheet metal industry for 25 years. When his grandchildren entered school he...
View Tribute »

Roger J. Doucette

August 15, 1940 - July 19, 2015

Roger J. Doucette, 74, of Gloucester, husband of Frances E.(Francis) Doucette, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015 in his home, with his family at his side. Roger was born in Gloucester, MA on August 15, 1940, the son of the late Lester and Laura E. (Brown) Doucette. He was a very kind, compassionate and loving man and his family always came first. He adored his loving wife and loved spending...
View Tribute »

Elinor K. Butman

May 16, 1917 - July 19, 2015

Elinor K. Butman, 98 Elinor K. Butman, 98, a longtime summer resident of Rockport, MA and Marco Island, FL passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Addison Gilbert Hospital with her family by her side. Born in Watertown on May 16, 1917, she was the daughter of the late William and Edith Olson. Raised in Waltham, she graduated from Waltham High School in 1935 and Simmons College, Class...
View Tribute »

Roberta Wagner Choate

April 7, 1954 - July 18, 2015

Roberta Wagner Choate, 61, of Gloucester, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015. She was born in Manhattan on April 7, 1954, daughter of the late Arthur and Christina Wagner. Roberta was a wonderful mother and her children were her biggest passion. She enjoyed antiquing around Cape Ann and capturing the local beauty with her photography. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. ...
View Tribute »

Lucille M. Morrissey

September 23, 1946 - July 18, 2015

Lucille M. Morrissey, 68, of Gloucester, passed away peacefully Saturday July 18 2015 at the Kaplan House in Danvers. She has reunited with her late husband Joe and they will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this October 2. She is survived by her mother Phyllis Orlando of Gloucester and the late Michael Orlando. Also, three children. Joseph Morrissey and wife Ellen of Rowley MA,...
View Tribute »

Alice E. Bickerton

January 30, 1927 - July 18, 2015

Alice E. (Orne) Bickerton, 88, of Rockport, passed away on Friday evening, July 17, 2015, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House with her family by her side. Born in Gloucester on January 30, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Simeon A. and Gezella (Foss) Orne. Alice grew up on Thatcher's Island where her father Simeon worked as a Light House Keeper as well as Cuttyhunk Island. She had attended...
View Tribute »

William C. Cooney

September 15, 1957 - July 17, 2015

William C. "Bill" Cooney, son of Robert H. and the late Mabel J. (Wood) Cooney, passed away on July 17th, 2015, in Tampa, Florida. Bill was the fifth son of Bob and Mabel and was born on September 15, 1957. He is survived by his brothers Robert, John, James, Christopher and Stephen as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his youngest brother David, his grandparents Harold and...
View Tribute »

Phyllis A. Orlando

September 17, 1964 - July 6, 2015

Phyllis A. Orlando Phyllis A. Orlando, 50, of Gloucester passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 6, 2015. She was born in Gloucester on September 17, 1964, daughter of Maria (Brancaleone) Orlando Theriault and Carlo Orlando both of Gloucester. Phyllis attended Gloucester High School and had several jobs over the years. Most recently, she worked for Market Basket in Lawrence. She was a free...
View Tribute »

Bard-Alan Finlan

October 22, 1954 - July 6, 2015

Bard-Alan Finlan, 60, husband of Dianne Finlan of Rockport, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 6, 2015. Born in Bloomfield, New Jersey on October 22, 1954, he was the son of the late Guy Emery Finlan, Jr. and Renee Marie Finlan. He cherished his family, and admired his three sons, Ethan, Gabriel, and Adam, to whom he was a committed and loving father determined to provide them a family...
View Tribute »

Eunice A. Tuck

February 19, 1938 - July 4, 2015

Eunice A. Tuck Eunice A. (Dewsnap) Tuck, 77, wife of Robert M. Tuck of Rockport, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by family. She was born in Somerville, MA on February 19, 1938, daughter of the late Edward and Alice (Russell) Dewsnap. She was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class 1955, followed by attending...
View Tribute »

Jeffrey C. Dietrich

November 30, 1959 - July 3, 2015

Jeffrey C. Dietrich, 55, husband of Cher (Reinsmith) Dietrich of Rockport, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015 at the Kaplan House in Danvers with his family by his side.> Born in Waltham on November 30, 1959, he was the son of Lael "Sue" Morgan of Florida and H. Curtiss Dietrich of Boston. Jeff was a graduate of Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Ma. and attended Boston University. Jeff worked as...
View Tribute »

Gloria Dixon

July 4, 1921 - July 2, 2015

Gloria (Amero) Dixon, 93 of Rockport, wife of the late William "Bud" B. Dixon, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in the Den Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center in Rockport surrounded by her family. Gloria was born in Gloucester, MA on July 4, 1921, the daughter of the late Henry and Genevieve (Gardner) Amero. Gloria graduated from Gloucester High School and continued her education and earned...
View Tribute »

Virginia A. Mondello

June 19, 1929 - July 1, 2015

Virginia A. (Murray) Mondello, 86, beloved wife of Joseph Mondello, of Gloucester, passed away on Wednesday evening, July 1, 2015 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by her family. Born in Beverly on June 19, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen Murray. Virginia was a 1946 graduate of St. Ann High School. She married Joseph on June 6, 1948 and they had 67 wonderful...
View Tribute »

Nathaniel M. C. Day

December 21, 1930 - June 30, 2015

Nathaniel M. C. Day, 84, of Lynn, MA, husband of Mary L. (Ranney) Day, passed away Tuesday morning, June 30, 2015 with his family at his side, in the Peabody Glen Healthcare Center in Peabody, MA. "Charlie" was born in Rockport, MA on December 21, 1930, the son of the late Robert and Susie (Johnson) Day. He attended and graduated from Rockport High School with the Class of 1948. He joined the...
View Tribute »

Linda Viator

July 23, 1954 - June 29, 2015

Linda (Binari) Viator, 60, wife of Eugene J. Viator Jr. of Gloucester, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015. A complete obituary will be in Wednesday's Gloucester Daily Times. Visiting hours will be held in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. For online condolences, please visit greelyfuneralhome.com.
View Tribute »

Michael P. Ciaramitaro

September 5, 1944 - June 27, 2015

Michael P. Ciaramitaro Michael P. Ciaramitaro, 70, of Gloucester, husband of Sandra J. (Sylvia) Ciaramitaro passed away on Saturday night, June 27, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Gloucester on September 5, 1944, son of the late Charles C. and Anne F. (Gentile) Ciaramitaro. Mike attended Hovey School, Central Grammar and was a graduate of Gloucester High School,...
View Tribute »

William Arthur Russell, Jr.

February 22, 1925 - June 19, 2015

William Arthur Russell, Jr (Bill) of Gloucester, Medford and Sun City Center Florida, peacefully on June 19, 2015. Born February 22, 1925 on the corner of Hudson and Lowell Streets, Somerville to Florence and William A. Russell Sr. Most beloved husband of Teresa (Silvestro), his greatest love, for 64 years. Devoted father and father--in--law of William of Revere, Linda Russell and Paul Dudek of...
View Tribute »

Dorothy Helen Ozanne

August 11, 1927 - June 17, 2015

Dorothy Helen Ozanne Dorothy Helen Gleason Ozanne passed away with her daughter's arms around her on June 17, 2015 at Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center in Rockport, Massachusetts. Dorothy was born on August 11, 1927 in Butte, Montana and she was the daughter of Loretta Agnes O'Rourke and James Joseph Gleason. Dorothy graduated from Providence Hospital School of Nursing in Seattle,...
View Tribute »

Elisabeth Elliot Gren

December 21, 1926 - June 15, 2015

Elisabeth Elliot Gren Elisabeth Elliot Gren, 88, of Magnolia, Massachusetts died on Monday morning, June 15, 2015 at her home. She was the wife of Lars Gren. She had lived a life of full surrender to her Lord, continually trusting that she was indeed loved by God with an everlasting love, and that underneath her were His everlasting arms. Born in Brussels, Belgium on December 21, 1926 to Philip...
View Tribute »

Judith V. Langworthy

June 27, 1941 - June 14, 2015

Judith V. Langworthy Judith Veronica (Funicelle) Langworthy, 73, of Rockport, wife of Joseph C. Langworthy passed away on Sunday evening, June 14, 2015 at the Golden Living Center following a brief illness just 2 weeks before her birthday. She was born on June 27, 1941 in Glens Falls, New York, daughter of the late of Louis J. Funicelle and Ruth E.( McCarthy) Funicelle of So. Glens Falls, NY. ...
View Tribute »

RIchard D. Boudreau

July 12, 1955 - June 11, 2015

Richard D. Boudreau Richard D. Boudreau, 59, of Gloucester, husband of Faye E. (Kyrouz) Carmiciano, passed away on Thursday, June 11, at the Golden Living Center. He was born in Gloucester on July 12, 1955, son of the late Arthur R. Boudreau and Geraldine S. (Hood) (Boudreau) DeYoung. Rick attended Gloucester High School. Later in life he went on to North Shore Community College and was an A+...
View Tribute »

Herman J. Surrette

April 19, 1926 - June 11, 2015

Herman J. Surrette, 89, of Gloucester, husband of Rose O. (Viator), passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 11, 2015 in the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester. Herman was born in Gloucester, MA on April 19, 1926, the son of the late Edward and Charlotte (Robicheau) Surrette. He served his country proudly with the U.S. Army during WWII, earning the European African...
View Tribute »

Jean M. Balzarini

June 21, 1941 - June 7, 2015

Jean M. (Erickson) Balzarini, 73, wife of James W. Balzarini, of Rockport, passed away on Sunday, June 07, 2015 at her home with her family by her side. Born in Gloucester on June 21, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Frances Erickson. Jean was a graduate of Rockport High School and graduated from business school in Boston. Jean and Jim own and operated Ellen's Harborside...
View Tribute »

Margaret R. Favazza

July 13, 1921 - June 6, 2015

Margaret R. (Ferraro) Favazza, 93, of Gloucester, wife of the late Capt. Serafino P. "Sofie" Favazza, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015 in Fort Pierce, FL. Margaret was born in Cambridge, MA on July 13, 1921, the daughter of the late Luigi and Rosaria (Iabelli) Ferraro. Margaret had an open door policy. Family, friends and strangers were always welcome into her home. A...
View Tribute »

Phyllis Quince

September 13, 1931 - June 6, 2015

Phyllis (Milone) Quince, 83, wife of the late Vito P. Quince of Gloucester, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Wayland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Milazzo, Sicily, Italy on September 13, 1931, daughter of the late Stephen and Nancy (Piriano) Milone. Phyllis was employed for many years as a seamstress at Mighty Mac and later she had worked for Cyrk and also at...
View Tribute »

Emilie P. Stotzer

November 10, 1919 - June 4, 2015

Emilie Pohlig Stotzer, 95, wife of the late Stevens Stotzer, died peacefully at Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Beverly MA on June 4, 2015. Her family and caregivers were close by. Mrs. Stotzer, affectionately called "Gemmie" by her grandchildren, was born in Paulsboro, NJ on November 10, 1919, the daughter of William A. and Emilie P. Pohlig. She was predeceased by 3 older...
View Tribute »

Donald A. Towle

September 17, 1939 - May 30, 2015

Donald A. Towle Donald A. Towle, 75, husband of Charlotte Roberts Towle, and a lifelong town resident of Manchester-by-the-Sea, died on May 30, 2015, after an extended battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Born in Beverly, MA on September 17, 1939, Don was the son of the late Howard and Janet Towle. Don graduated from Story High School in Manchester 1957. He earned a Bachelor's degree from...
View Tribute »

Elizabeth A. Molloy

November 22, 1933 - May 25, 2015

Betsy Jones Molloy died peacefully in Gloucester MA on May 25 at the age of 81. Artist, educator, entrepreneur, Betsy followed her heart and found life rewarding. Born November 22, 1933 in Taunton, MA, daughter of Russell and May O'Hearne Jones. She attended The College of New Rochelle before entering the art world as an illustrator for Paine Furniture's catalogue and newspaper ads. She received...
View Tribute »

Jerome J. Ryan

July 16, 1938 - May 24, 2015

Today, May 24, 2015, we lost Jerome J. Ryan. A Naval Officer, Aviator, Mariner, Teacher, Father, Husband and Grandfather. He died at home with his caring compassionate wife, Pamela Grant Ryan at his side. He lived a blessed life. He will be remembered for his smile that goes from ear to ear, his sense of humor, his tall tales and of course his rambling talks that kept you seated at the table...
View Tribute »

Francis J. MacKay

April 12, 1928 - May 21, 2015

Francis J. MacKay April 12, 1928 – May 21, 2015 Francis J. MacKay, known to all as "MacK", passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by loved ones at Lahey Hospital following a short illness after a long disability. Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, MacK emigrated here as an infant, following his father Grant's work assignments as a technician for the Commercial Cable trans...
View Tribute »

Barbara Bishop

September 5, 1937 - May 20, 2015

Barbara Bishop, 77, passed away on May 20, 2015, at home in Manchester-by-the-Sea, surrounded by her adoring family. Born in Linden, New Jersey on September 5, 1937, she lived most of her life in Elizabeth, New Jersey, until she moved to Manchester. She enjoyed living by the ocean for the last decade and loved sharing special times with her family near the water. Her pride and joy were her...
View Tribute »

Anne L. Lightizer

January 29, 1935 - May 16, 2015

Anne L. Lightizer Anne L. Lightizer, 80, of Peabody, MA formerly of Gloucester, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was born on January 29, 1935, daughter of the late William and Evelyn (Carter) Lightizer. Anne was a graduate of Gloucester High School, Class of 1952, followed by hairdressing school in Boston. She worked as a hairdresser...
View Tribute »

Pietro Noto

April 28, 1945 - May 15, 2015

Pietro Noto Pietro Noto, 70, of Gloucester, born on April 28, 1945 in Terrasini, Sicily, Italy and later, a proud resident of Gloucester, Mass., for 48 years until his passing on Friday, May 15, 2015, at Beverly Hospital surrounded by his family. Pietro, also known as "Uncle Peter", survives his loving wife of 46 years, Maria "Enza" Noto (Adelfio) – a dedicated spouse, tireless guardian,...
View Tribute »

Michael Jellerson

August 25, 1984 - May 15, 2015

Michael Jellerson Michael Jellerson, 30, of Gloucester passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Addison Gilbert Hospital. He was born in Beverly, MA on August 25, 1984, son of Catherine (Hall) Crawford and David Jellerson. Michael was a graduate of Manchester Essex Regional High School and U Mass at Dartsmouth, receiving his Bachelor's degree in Psychology. He enjoyed traveling,...
View Tribute »

Joyce A. DeCarolis

August 26, 1936 - May 15, 2015

Joyce A. (Anderson) DeCarolis, 78, of Gloucester, wife of Armando, passed away in the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester, on Friday morning, May 15, 2015, with her loving family at her side. Joyce was born in Pigeon Cove, Rockport, MA on August 26, 1936, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Garlick) Anderson. She attended schools in Rockport and graduated with the Class...
View Tribute »

Susan L. Carriker

July 27, 1948 - May 14, 2015

Susan L. (Deering) Carriker, 66, of So. Walpole and Gloucester, wife of Martin Carriker III, passed away at the Hunt Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Danvers on Thursday, May 14, 2015, with her family at her side. Sue was born in Gloucester, MA July 27, 1948, the daughter of the late Sylvester "Red" and Phyllis (Cook) Deering. She attended Gloucester schools and continued on to Chandler...
View Tribute »

Mark L. Brown

August 8, 1953 - May 10, 2015

Mark L. Brown, 61, beloved husband of Gaye (Marino) Brown, of Gloucester, passed away on Sunday evening, May 10, 2015 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Born in Gloucester on August 7, 1953, he was the son of the late Louis and June Brown. Mark was a graduate of Gloucester High School with the Class of 1972 where he was a standout All Star Baseball Player. He was a three year starter at...
View Tribute »

Nancy L. Batten

June 10, 1938 - May 7, 2015

Mrs. Nancy L. (Cavender) Batten, 76, of Gloucester, wife of the late Herbert C Batten, died May 7, 2015, after a brief illness. Born in Gloucester to the late Ethel M. and Philip A. Cavender, Nancy resided in Gloucester all of her life. Nancy was known to many for her 45 year career at the helm of the Madras Shop (and, in later years, The Enchanted Lady) in Rockport. Nancy is survived by her...
View Tribute »

Edith M. Hildonen

August 13, 1921 - May 7, 2015

Edith M. "Sis" (Swinson) Hildonen, 93, wife of the late George E. Hildonen Jr., of Gloucester, passed away on Thursday morning, May 7, 2015 at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Gloucester on August 13, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Ludwig and Leah (McCarthy) Swinson. Edith graduated with honors from Gloucester High School with the Class of 1939. She was a Charter...
View Tribute »

Mary A. Baker

May 29, 1919 - May 4, 2015

Mary Alice (Kelly) Baker of Dublin, Ireland, Manchester by the Sea and Gloucester passed peacefully on May 4, 2015, surrounded by her two daughters, Rachel Kelly and Patricia and close family members. She was born in Dublin, Ireland on May 29, 1919 and arrived in Boston in 1952. Following in her late father's political footsteps across the sea, Mary started working for the Boston Political...
View Tribute »

Alan F. Murray

July 4, 1944 - May 4, 2015

Alan "Al" Frederic Murray, 70, beloved husband of Judith Lee (Rose) Murray for 51 years, of Gloucester, left for his eternal resting place with the Lord on May 4, 2015. Al was born in Boston on July 4, 1944, son of the late William C. Murray Jr. and Harriet (Parsons) Murray. He always joked about giving everybody the day off for his birthday. Al graduated from Gloucester High School Class of 1962...
View Tribute »

Paula J. Favaloro

November 10, 1955 - May 4, 2015

Paula J. Favaloro, 59, passed away on May 4, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with Muscular Dystrophy. She kept a positive attitude and was "wicked smahht." Paula was born on November 10, 1955. She was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Evelyn (Burgess) Favaloro. She was a lifetime resident of Rockport and is survived by her siblings, Catherine (Favaloro) Main of Gloucester,...
View Tribute »

Patricia I. Jenkins

August 31, 1932 - May 3, 2015

On Sunday, May 3, 2015, we lost the foundation of our large and wonderful family. Patricia I. (Doucette) Jenkins passed away, just as she would have liked, in her own home, cared for and surrounded by her loving family. Mom was born on Gloucester on August 31, 1932 to the late Peter and Malvina Doucette. She attended Gloucester schools and spent her whole life here. In August of 1950 she...
View Tribute »

Robert W. Beard

July 18, 1929 - April 30, 2015

Robert W. "Bob" Beard, husband of Marilyn J. (Bruni) Beard, passed peacefully on April 30, 2015. A "depression kid" born in 1929 in Gloucester, Bob was the son and only child of Joseph H. and Velma (Pike) Beard. At a young age, when 9 out of 10 families were on the brink of poverty and breadwinners out of work, Bob sold Saturday Evening Post magazines and others to help the family. He sold...
View Tribute »

Robert W. Beard

July 18, 1929 - April 30, 2015

Robert W. "Bob" Beard, husband of Marilyn J. (Bruni) Beard, passed peacefully on April 30, 2015. A "depression kid" born in 1929 in Gloucester, Bob was the son and only child of Joseph H. and Velma (Pike) Beard. At a young age, when 9 out of 10 families were on the brink of poverty and breadwinners out of work, Bob sold Saturday Evening Post magazines and others to help the family. He sold...
View Tribute »

Kenneth L. Lincoln

November 4, 1930 - April 29, 2015

Kenneth Lee Lincoln, 84, of Rockport, MA, beloved husband of Marilyn (Barnhill) Lincoln for 58 years, passed away on April 29, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Arlington, MA on November 4, 1930, he was the son of the late Frank and Francis (Perkins) Lincoln, and brother to the late Robert Lincoln. He attended Arlington Public Schools and graduated from the University of Maine at...
View Tribute »

Seraphino J. Randazza

October 16, 1924 - April 29, 2015

Seraphino J. Randazza Seraphino J. "Sophie" Randazza, 90, of Gloucester peacefully passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. He was born "Down the Fort" on October 16, 1924, son of the late Giovanni and Antonia (Parisi) Randazza. He was a commercial lobsterman for many years out of Gloucester. Sophie was a past member of the Capt. Lester S. Wass Post #3, Gloucester American Legion and the St...
View Tribute »

Russell G. Moulton

June 12, 1932 - April 27, 2015

Russell G. Moulton, 82, husband of Tamara J. (Murray) Moulton, of Gloucester, passed away at home on Monday morning, April 27, 2015. Born in Gloucester on June 12, 1932, he was the son of the late Cecil and Ida (Brewer) Moulton. He had attended Gloucester schools and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Russell worked for many years at O'Donnell-Usen, North Atlantic and Gorton's as a...
View Tribute »

Louis N. Stamas

August 17, 1918 - April 25, 2015

Louis Nicholas Stamas passed away peacefully at the age of 96, surrounded by his family, on April 25, 2015. Mr. Stamas was born in Cambridge MA. He was a long time resident of both Stoneham and Rockport MA. He is survived by Dora Stamas, his wife of over 70 years, son Louis Stamas Jr (Jack) and wife Sharon, of Stratham NH, son Steven Stamas and wife Yuru, of Lexington MA; grandson Christian...
View Tribute »

Alan F. Crane

September 16, 1948 - April 24, 2015

Alan Frederick Crane of Gloucester, MA, died on April 24, 2015, from complications of COPD. Alan was born September 16, 1948 in New York City to parents Alan H. and Carlotta (Solarzano) Crane. Alan is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ellen (Justice) of Lowell. He is also survived by five brother-in-laws: Tom and his wife Peggy, of Rockport, Philip and his wife Cindy, of Gloucester, Rob and his...
View Tribute »

Timothy G. Johnson

June 7, 1966 - April 18, 2015

Timothy Johnson passed away suddenly on April 18, 2015. He was born in Groton, Ma, The son of George and Jane (Whynot) Johnson of Gloucester. Tim leaves behind a son Timmy who he deeply loved. He also leaves his brothers Dean and wife Laurie of Pepperell, Patrick and his wife Cheryl of Lunenburg, and his loving sister Janine of Gloucester and her partner Jim Leblanc. In his extended family he...
View Tribute »

Helvi S. Carter

March 31, 1919 - April 16, 2015

Helvi S. (Suutari) Carter, 96, wife of the late Russell B. Carter, of Rockport, passed away on Thursday morning, April 16, 2015 at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Rockport on March 31, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Juho Victor and Emma (Peijariniemi) Suutari, who had immigrated to this country from Honkajoki, Finland. She was a graduate of Rockport High School and...
View Tribute »

Philip J. Rubino

March 16, 1922 - April 16, 2015

Philip J. Rubino, 93, husband of the late Lena A. (DeRosa) Rubino, of Gloucester, passed away on Thursday morning, April 16, 2015 at the Den Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Gloucester on March 16, 1922, he was the son of the late Carlo Lawrence Rubino and Antionette (Parisi) Rubino. Phil was a graduate of Gloucester High School with the Class of 1940. As a young man, he worked as a...
View Tribute »

1 of 100 Recent Obituaries View More ยป

Greely Funeral Service
212 Washington Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 map it

View Phone Number
Email Us
View Website