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Frederick Joseph Geddis

August 22, 1940 - September 11, 2016

LAWRENCE - Frederick Joseph Geddis, previously from New Jersey, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Mary Immaculate Nursing Home on Sunday, September 11, 2016, due to a long battle with dementia. He was 76 years old. Beloved husband and best friend of over 40 years to the late Barbara Ann Geddis. He is survived by his cherished sons Jason and wife Stefanie of Mansfield, MA,...
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Anthony "Butch" Sebastian

April 28, 1950 - September 10, 2016

MILTON, NH - Anthony (Butch) Sebastian Jr., 66, passed away on September 10, 2016 at his home in Milton, NH. Anthony was the second child and eldest son of the late Anthony Sebastian Sr. and late Vivian Sebastian Butch was well liked by many. He had a passion for Harley Davidson Motorcycles and loved to ride and feel the wind in his hair. Butch will be remembered by his fun, loving...
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Kenneth L. Coonradt, III

January 4, 1957 - September 7, 2016

METHUEN — Kenneth L. Coonradt, III, born in Troy, NY and longtime resident of Medford and Methuen, MA, died Wednesday, September 7, surrounded by loving family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband and best friend of 40 years to Pamela Lennen Coonradt. Devoted father of Pamela Barbee and her husband Brett of Pinehurst, NC, Corey Coonradt and his wife Christy of...
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Chimanbhai Patel

April 27, 1940 - September 6, 2016

LOWELL -Chimanbhai Patel, 74, of Gujarat, India, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in Lowell. Agni Sansakar Service Thursday, September 8, beginning in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. Service will continue at Linwood Crematory, 41 John Ward Avenue, Haverhill.
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Kalope "Kay" Souliotis

April 12, 1923 - September 3, 2016

HAVERHILL - On the afternoon of Saturday September 3rd, Kalope "Kay" (Makroglous) Souliotis's spirit was peacefully lifted from this earth into the arms of her beloved husband Mi-chael "Mickey" T. Souliotis, Sr., loving son Michael, Jr., her parents Nicholas and Kula (Drougas) Makroglous and her brother John, all who had passed from this world before her. She first met her love Michael at the ...
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Ramesh Nathalal Radia

September 9, 1941 - September 2, 2016

JAI RAMJIKI DRACUT - Ramesh Nathalal Radia, 74, of Rajkot, India, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016 in Dracut. Agni Sansakar Service Wednesday, September 7, beginning in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. Service will continue at Linwood Crematory, 41 John Ward Avenue, Haverhill at 12:00 PM.
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Anantvijay M. Trivedi

March 17, 1934 - September 1, 2016

JAI RAMJIKI LOWELL – Anantvijay M. Trivedi, 82 of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016 in Lowell. One of six children of Mulshankar P. Trivedi and Shardaben Trivedi. Husband of the late Dharmista Trivedi who passed away in 1996. Survived by children Regina Shukla and husband Manan and their children Kanjani and Harshil; Vivek Trivedi and wife Parul ...
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M. Gertrude Binette

October 18, 1930 - August 29, 2016

HAVERHILL - M. Gertrude Binette, 85, died Monday, August 29, 2016 at her residence for the last five years, the Stevens-Bennett Home, surrendered by her family and friends. She was born in Lawrence, daughter of the late Phillip and Emma Ouellette. She was educated in the Methuen and Lawrence School Systems and graduated from St. Anne's High School, Lawrence. She was a well-known...
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Barry L. Cynewski

August 5, 1954 - August 27, 2016

Barry L. Cynewski, 62, died Saturday August 27, 2016 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, surrounded by his family. He was born in Amesbury, MA son to the late Muriel Beane Cynewski and Frank Cynewski, Jr. He was educated in the Amesbury school system and graduated from Amesbury High School. He made his home in Kingston, NH. Barry was very smart and dedicated to business. He founded...
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Robert Louis Fanaras

August 5, 1936 - August 10, 2016

HAVERHILL - Robert Louis Fanaras, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2016, several days after celebrating his 80th birthday. Bob was born in Haverhill on August 5, 1936 and has been a lifelong resident of the City. He was the devoted and loving husband of Natalie (Sarto) Fanaras, whom they shared almost 60 years of loving marriage. Bob worked as a sales and purchasing manager in...
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Columbus (Jim) Jordan

November 16, 1922 - August 9, 2016

NORTH ANDOVER - Columbus (Jim) Jordan, resident of Edgewood Retirement Community in North Andover, Massachusetts died at the age of 93 on August 9, 2016 at Lawrence General Hospital. Columbus, known to his family and friends as Jim, was born in Blum, Texas on Nov 16, 1922 to John Mitchell Jordan and Nora (Mathes) Jordan. Jim moved to California where he met and married Dorothy Lorraine...
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Eileen P. Finnegan

December 11, 1934 - August 9, 2016

BRADFORD - Eileen P. Finnegan, 81, lifelong Bradford resident, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 9, at the Avita of Newburyport. Eileen was born in Haverhill on December 11, 1934, loving daughter of the late Timothy and Nora (Lane) Finnegan of Ireland. She attended Haverhill schools and graduated from Haverhill High School. She worked for several years at Mitchell's Department Store...
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John M. Hyland

May 10, 1950 - August 6, 2016

HAVERHILL - John M. Hyland, 66, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Lahey Medical Center, Burlington. John was born on May 10, 1950, son of the late Matthew and Ruth (Taylor) Hyland. He was lifelong resident of Haverhill and a graduate of Haverhill Trade School and Haverhill High School class of 1969. John worked his entire career at Munters Corporation...
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E. Donald Hebert

January 23, 1930 - August 5, 2016

GROVELAND – E.D. (Don) Hebert, 86, of Groveland, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 5 with his family around him. Born in New Jersey, Don moved his growing family to Lynn, MA where he worked for General Electric for 33 years. He retired early and spent time teaching tennis and skiing each in its season. Don's name followed a family trend where his grandfather, named Philibert,...
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Devikaben B. Patel

July 30, 1944 - July 26, 2016

METHUEN - Devikaben B. Patel, of Ahmedabad, India, passed away on July 26, 2016. Agni Sansakar Service Saturday, July 30, beginning in the Driscoll Funeral, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM. Service will continue at Linwood Crematory, 41 John Ward Avenue, Haverhill at 11:00 AM
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Bruce D. Bateman

July 15, 1934 - July 19, 2016

SALISBURY - Bruce D. Bateman of Salisbury, MA passed away at home, 74 Forest Road, on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 with his loving family by his side. He formally resided at 108 Water Street, Danvers, MA for 72 years. He was born in Lynn, MA on July 15, 1934, the son of William J. Bateman and Frances Lougee Bateman. Bruce graduated from Danvers High School, class of 1953. He was employed with...
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Edith (Moore) Condike

October 11, 1922 - July 11, 2016

CHELMSFORD - Edith (Moore) Condike, 93, long-time resident of Chelmsford, passed away on July 11. She was married for 69 years to the late Richard Condike. She is survived by her daughter Linda Ritchie of Chelmsford, her son Richard W. Condike and wife Anne Marie Condike of Methuen. She also leaves behind four grandchildren, Kristen Ford of Portsmouth NH, Brian Ritchie of Andover, Gregory...
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Evelyn Mary (Comeau) Connolly

June 6, 1925 - July 4, 2016

WEST NEWBURY - Evelyn Mary (Comeau) Connolly of West Newbury who devoted her life to her large family, particularly her son Jon, died Monday, July 4, 2016 at Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers. She was 91. Evelyn was born June 6, 1925 in Haverhill MA to Hilarion (Larry) Comeau and Aimee (Emma) Blinn Comeau who were from Church Point, Nova Scotia. Evelyn was the last born and the only...
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Audrey M. (Rodgers) Church

January 24, 1954 - June 30, 2016

HAVERHILL - Audrey M. (Rodgers) Church, 62, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2016 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Marie (Cunningham) Rodgers. Audrey always looked forward to her coffee visits with her brother Chuck Rodgers, sister in laws Dolly Chasse and Babs Haggerty and cousin Gary Cunningham. She also enjoyed beating anyone that...
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Janice Louise Cope

December 6, 1929 - June 30, 2016

Janice Louise (Gruett) Cope, 86, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, died on June 30, 2016, after a long illness. Janice was born in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, on December 6, 1929. She graduated from Appleton High School. She was married to Irving Ensign Cope, Jr., on September 29, 1951; they were married for 30 years. Janice was an accomplished golfer, winning amateur tournaments and hitting holes in...
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Patrick J. "Jay" McDonough

August 20, 1942 - June 29, 2016

BRADFORD - Patrick J. "Jay" McDonough, of Bradford passed away peacefully on June 29, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Patrick J. "Sonny" McDonough and Helen L. McDonough. Jay's surviving family members include his loving wife Joan; cherished daughter Kara M. Sughrue and husband Michael D. Sughrue, Jr. and the loves of his life, grandchildren Joseph and Brynn...
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Patrice Carman

August 27, 1959 - June 23, 2016

PLAISTOW, NH - Patrice Carman, 56, of Plaistow, NH passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on June 23, 2016. She was an extraordinary woman who embraced every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Patrice was born in Boston, MA on August 27, 1959 to Mary Jane (Monaghan) Todesco and the late Joseph Carman. She grew up in Wellesley, MA and graduated from Wellesley High School in 1977...
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Ramakant J. Soni

August 14, 1935 - June 11, 2016

METHUEN - Ramakant J. Soni, of Gujarat, India, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Agni Sansakar Service, Tuesday, June 14, held at Linwood Crematory Chapel, 41 John Ward Avenue, Haverhill from 9:00 to 11:00 AM.
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Andrea S. Hart

September 20, 1949 - June 9, 2016

NO. ANDOVER - Andrea S. Hart, longtime No. Andover resident and recently of Amesbury, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 9, 2016, with her loving daughter by her side. Andrea was born in Concord, MA on September 20, 1949, daughter of the late Martin Sigfried and Lillian Marguerite (Haugh) Holland, first-generation descendants from Norway. She was a longtime resident of No. Andover for...
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William E. Allen, Jr.

June 18, 1938 - June 8, 2016

BOLTON - William E. Allen, Jr., of Bolton, MA, died peacefully at his home on June 8, 2016, surrounded by family and friends. Bill was born in New York, NY, on June 18, 1938. He is survived by his loving wife Joy Cooke, and his sons Jeffrey Allen and John Allen of Nantucket, MA, and Zachary Allen of Fitchburg, MA. Bill was a Class of 1956 graduate of West Bridgewater High School and a...
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David Anthony Viera

February 20, 1983 - June 7, 2016

CAMBRIDGE – David Anthony Viera passed away June 7, 2016 in Boston. "You were taken much too soon in this life. But I know in my heart you are at peace now. You will always be with a lot of family and friends who love you and will miss you very much!" Love you my baby, Mom David is survived by his mother Donna; father Paul; and brother Adam. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial...
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Michael Konjoian

May 21, 1928 - May 31, 2016

ANDOVER - Michael Konjoian of Andover, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 31, days after his 88th birthday. He was born on May 21, 1928, second son of Anne and Michael Konjoian of Worcester. He died comfortably with family at his bedside. Michael married Vera Hagopian of Andover in 1938 and the young couple joined her parents Peter and Julia Hagopian on their Chandler Road farm in West...
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Irma F. McKinnon

January 12, 1942 - May 28, 2016

LOWELL – Irma F. McKinnon, 74, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 28, 2016. Educated in North Carolina, Irma worked as an assembler for many years at MCF until her retirement. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her surviving family members include her two sons, John W. McKinnon of Lowell and Marvin L. McKinnon of Pembroke; siblings, Jesse E. McKinnon...
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Mildred M. St. Jean

September 21, 1921 - May 27, 2016

SALISBURY - Mildred M. St. Jean, 94 passed away peacefully on May 27, 2016. Millie was born on September 21, 1921 in Erwin, TN to Lida and Fred Quesenberry. She attended college at Bowling Green University. While working in Washington D.C., she met her late husband Robert L. St. Jean, a Marine. They were married in Camp Lejeune, NC on March 8, 1945. While residing in Plaistow, NH and...
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Shane P. Boyle

March 26, 1993 - May 25, 2016

METHUEN - Shane P. Boyle, of Methuen passed away unexpectedly at the age of 23 on May 25, 2016. In his sudden and tragic passing he leaves behind his devoted parents, Robert G. Boyle and Debra A. Kuczynski of Methuen; grandmothers Jean Boyle of Braintree and Lillian Hebert of Methuen; aunts and uncles Karen Boyle of Braintree, Beverly and Ron Lodi of West Springfield, Ronnie and Sylvia Hebert...
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Paul Rodriguez, M.D.

March 20, 1939 - May 19, 2016

HAVERHILL – Paul Rodriguez, M.D., 77, longtime Haverhill resident passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2016. He was born on March 20, 1939, in New Britain, CT. Son of the late Edmund and Evelyn (O'Leary) Rodriguez. He was the cherished husband of Jerene (Bertrand) Rodriguez. He was educated in Southington, CT and received his Bachelor's Degree from Fairfield University in 1961. Dr....
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Melvin J. Reed

May 16, 1944 - May 16, 2016

HAVERHILL - Melvin J. Reed, 72, of Norwood entered into rest on his birthday, May 16, 2016. Born in Haverhill, loving son of Melvin C. and Mary Reed. Melvin's surviving family members include his lifelong companion Nancy Shirling; loving children Terri Geary and husband Robert Geary, Kim L. Cottens and husband Stephen Cottens, Melvin J. Reed, Jr. and wife Lisa Reed, Francis W. Reed and wife...
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David R. Calder, Jr.

January 25, 1972 - May 8, 2016

DANVERS - David R. Calder, Jr., 44, of Danvers, passed away after a brief illness on May 8, 2016 at Beverly Hospital. David was raised in Salem, MA and graduated from Salem High School in 1992. He loved music and had an extensive collection of music. He also loved to sing and spend time with friends and family. David is predeceased by his father, David R. Calder Sr. His surviving family...
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James Gary Schiavoni

January 9, 1943 - May 5, 2016

HAVERHILL - James G. Schiavoni, 73 passed away May 5, 2016 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA of a cerebral hemorrhage. Born on January 9, 1943 and raised in Haverhill, MA, he was the son of the late Romeo R. and Eleanor (Norton ) Schiavoni. Jim was the eldest of eight children. He graduated from St. James High School in Haverhill, MA in 1961. He served honorably in the United States Air Force...
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Christina (Menounos) Fikis

August 6, 1927 - April 30, 2016

HAVERHILL – Christina (Menounos) Fikis, in the dawning hours of Orthodox Holy Saturday, April 30, our beloved mother was taken into the kingdom of heaven to be with our Lord. Christina Fikis was born on August 6, 1927 in the village of Leondarion Arkadia, Greece. She was the daughter of the late Nikitas and Penelope (Karallas) Menounos. She immigrated to Haverhill in 1955 and resided with...
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Benjamin Appleman

March 19, 1986 - April 29, 2016

DRACUT - Benjamin Appleman of Dracut died on April 29th, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, surrounded by his family. Benjamin had been born with congenital heart disease and succumbed to the illness just after his 30th birthday. He had numerous open-heart surgeries, valve replacements, and other related procedures from the time he was 6 months old. All of his outstanding...
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Barbara C. Page

August 23, 1932 - April 29, 2016

LOWELL - Barbara (Carpenter) Page, 83, of Lowell, born in Wilkes Barre, PA to Lansing Taylor Carpenter and Gertrude Clift Carpenter, left the beautiful planet she loved on April 29, 2016, after a brief illness. An Art History graduate from Wellesley College, she worked for the Peabody Museum of Cambridge exploring and illustrating archaeological finds in Mexico and the Oklahoma. Her work is...
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Robert P. Holmes, Jr.

September 7, 1936 - April 26, 2016

HAVERHILL - Robert P. Holmes, Jr., 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley Hospital, Haverhill. Robert was born on September 7, 1936, in Haverhill and was a lifelong area resident. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1953, serving during the Korean War. He worked for the Department of Public Works in Haverhill in addition to...
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Robert C. DeSando

October 30, 1931 - April 26, 2016

HAVERHILL - Robert "Bob" DeSando, 84, lifelong Haverhill resident, passed away on peacefully on Tuesday evening, April 26, 2016 at the Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley, after a short illness. Bob was born in Haverhill on October 30, 1931, parents of Italian immigrants Nicola and Mary (Cortese) DeSando. He was educated at the Haverhill Trade School and graduated in 1949. After...
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John Joseph Graves

April 28, 1966 - April 11, 2016

From a vibrant, fun, healthy, young man, John Graves, age 49, fought valiantly for 18 days before succumbing to complications after sudden open heart surgery and 5 ensuing operations. He passed away April 11 with his family by his side. John graduated high school in Aiken, SC. He enjoyed employment and friends as a Maintenance Mechanic at WNA, Chelmsford, MA. Mr. Graves was born in NJ,...
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John Eliopoulos

May 19, 1951 - April 11, 2016

HAVERHILL – John Eliopoulos, 64, of Haverhill and Ogunquit, ME, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 11, 2016. He was born on May 19, 1951 in Haverhill, cherished son of the late Menelaus and Catherine (Linchy) Eliopoulos. John is a graduate of Haverhill High School class of 1969. He received his Bachelor's Degree of Education from Suffolk University and his Masters Degree of...
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Jagdish M. Patel

October 18, 1934 - April 10, 2016

It is with great sorrow that we report the passing on Sunday, April 10, 2016 of our beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend, Jagdish M. Patel of Everett, at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife, sister in India, four children, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Jagdish was born in Saijpur, Gujarat, India to a farming family. He raised his family in India and in...
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James F. Twiss

February 7, 1964 - April 3, 2016

It is with great sorrow that we report the passing on Sunday, April 3, 2016 of our beloved son, brother and friend, James (Jim) Forrest Marshall Twiss of Falmouth, MA at the age of 52. Jim is survived by his parents, Bruce and Eleanor Twiss; his sisters, Cari Seymour and Laura Puza; his brothers, Tom Twiss, Paul Twiss and Dan Twiss; his long time friend Gerry Dutson and his cats, Snoopy and...
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Jeffrey Klier

October 24, 1954 - March 19, 2016

HAVERHILL - Jeffrey Klier, of Haverhill, MA was born Oct. 24, 1954 in Lawrence MA. Son of the late George and Irene (Roddy) Klier; survived by his son Jeffrey Klier, Fort Mills, SC, sisters, Linda and her husband Philip Giordano of Salem NH, Geraldine and her husband William Thomas of Bristol NH, Irene and her husband Barry Condron of Hampstead NH, and brother, Mark Klier of Derry NH;...
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Peter C. Pistone

September 7, 1935 - March 15, 2016

HAVERHILL – Peter C. Pistone, 80, longtime Haverhill resident, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday evening, March 15, 2016 at the Hannah Duston Healthcare Center. Peter was born in New York City on September 7, 1935, oldest of four boys of the late Frank and Fannie (Faraci) Pistone. He was raised in Boston and Haverhill, and is a graduate of Haverhill High and...
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Lisa Schaefer

August 14, 1935 - March 11, 2016

GROVELAND – Lisa Schaefer, 80, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed peacefully March 11, 2016 in Newburyport, MA. Longtime resident of Connecticut, Lisa owned and operated with her husband, Henry, the Carvel Ice Cream store on Route 7 in New Milford, CT for over 25 years. After retiring to Fort Myers Beach, FL in 1992, Lisa enjoyed traveling and spending time with her many friends...
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Marilyn L. George

February 22, 1932 - March 5, 2016

HAVERHILL – Marilyn Louise (Fantini) George, 84, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, March 5, in her Bradford home. Daughter of the late Alfred P. and Mildred (Zakarosky) Fantini. She was raised in Haverhill, part of the Fantini Bakery family. She was extremely close to her two beloved sisters who predeceased her, Mildred (Fantini) Battistini and Frances (Fantini)...
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John P. "Jack" Curtin

April 1945 - March 1, 2016

SALEM, NH - John P. "Jack" Curtin, 70, of Salem, NH, passed away peacefully after a short bout with cancer on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Jack was born in Newburyport to James and Marguerite (Murphy) Curtin. He is survived by his wife Sharon of Salem, NH, son Patrick, stepsons Jay Poole of Charlestown and Rick Theberge of Salem, NH and his close cousins Mary and...
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Michael Der Boghosian

November 28, 1927 - February 26, 2016

HAVERHILL – Michael (Manoog) Der Boghosian, 88, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 26, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was the loved and beloved husband of Mary (Baronian) Der Boghosian, whom they shared 63 years of marriage. His other surviving family members include his devoted children, Andrea Der Boghosian of Boston, April Kaloostian and husband Ken of Haverhill...
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Robin C. Erler

January 21, 1954 - February 25, 2016

HAVERHILL - Robin C. Erler, 62, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Thursday, February 25, 2016 due to complications associated with heart disease. Born January 21, 1954 raised and educated in Andover, daughter of Robert and Jesse (Ferrier) Dunn. She spent most of her life as a loving homemaker raising her 3 children. Later in life she cared for her husband of 40 years who was diagnosed...
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michaelofJESUS P. Gallagher

May 7, 1947 - February 18, 2016

NORTH READING - michaelofJESUS p gallagher of Reading, MA, was born in Newark NJ, May 7, 1947 and entered Paradise and the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ On February 18, 2016 He leaves his wife of 10 months, Claudia J. Johnson Gallagher of Reading, MA, two sons Sean Gallagher, of Hudson, NH and Brendan Gallagher, address unknown, the mother of their children Diane Gallagher of...
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Bernard C. Perron, Jr.

December 29, 1957 - February 17, 2016

GROVELAND – Bernard C. Perron, Jr., 58, of Groveland, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Bernard was born in Lowell on December 29, 1957, son of the late Bernard C. and Estelle (Parent) Perron. He was raised in Lowell and educated in Lowell Schools. Bernard worked for over 20 years with Teradyne of North Reading as a Manufacturing Engineer. He was proud of being a...
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Dorothy M. Pierce

September 22, 1942 - February 12, 2016

HAVERHILL – Dorothy M. (Scanlon) Pierce, 73, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 12, at her home surrounded by her family. Dottie was born in Cambridge on September 22, 1942, daughter of the late Joseph Scanlon Sr., and Dorothy (Hebert) Scanlon. Raised in Cambridge, she attended Cambridge schools and was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. Longtime resident of...
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Mary F. Meehan

August 21, 1931 - February 11, 2016

HAVERHILL – Mary F. Meehan, 84, lifelong Haverhill resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, February 11, 2016 at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen. Mary was born in Haverhill on August 21, 1931, one of nine children of Stephen and Mary Meehan. Educated in Haverhill schools and graduate of St. James High School. She worked for many years in the offices of Villa Distributors,...
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Edward Wadsworth

January 15, 1934 - February 5, 2016

AMESBURY – Edward Wadsworth, 82, passed away at his home at Pow Wow Villa in Amesbury on February 5, 2016. "Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear." Edward was born on January 15, 1934 in Old Town, ME and graduated from barber school in 1954. He met the love of his life, Masina in 1954 and...
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Robert B. Guertin

November 16, 1949 - February 5, 2016

HAVERHILL - Robert "Bob" Guertin, 66, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House. He was born on November 16, 1949, son of the late Victor and Dorothy (Riley) Guertin. Bob graduated from Haverhill High School, class of 1967 and worked for many years as a General Contractor. His interests included cooking, boating, the New England Patriots,...
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Anne R. Sayers

June 13, 1956 - February 1, 2016

NEWBURYPORT - Anne R. Sayers, 59, of Newburyport, MA, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2016, at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston after a brief illness. Born in Lowell, MA, on June 13, 1956, she was the beloved daughter of the late John T. "Jack" Sayers, Jr. and the late Dorothy (Smith) Sayers. After graduating from Lowell High School in the class of 1974, she worked for many years at...
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Edward L. Fitzgerald, Jr.

March 22, 1943 - January 23, 2016

HAVERHILL – Edward L. Fitzgerald, Jr., 72, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House. Lovingly known as Fitzy, he was born in Haverhill on March 22, 1943, loving son of the late Edward L. Fitzgerald, Sr. and Anne (Comparone) Fitzgerald. Raised in Haverhill and a graduate of St. James High School Class of 1960. He is a Veteran...
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Kevin M. Sweet

November 7, 1979 - January 22, 2016

BEVERLY - Kevin M. Sweet, 36, of Beverly, passed away unexpectedly on January 22, 2016 in Saugus. Kevin is survived by his brother Dennis M. Sweet and two half-sister's Julie A. Lawson of Knoxville, TN and Kristine A. Levaque of Ipswich. Kevin was born on November 7, 1979 in Beverly, son of the late Peter K. and Laureen A. Sweet of Beverly, MA. He graduated from North Shore Technical High...
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Lata Rani Udhrain

April 1, 1955 - January 19, 2016

PELHAM, NH - Lata Rani Udhrain was born April 1, 1955 and she passed away on January 19, 2016, at the young age of 60. She lost her battle to cancer after fighting strong for 7 years. She was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt and friend. She leaves her parents, M.K. Sharma and Sheila Sharma, her husband, Dinesh Udhrain, her son,...
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Rosa Rosario

August 25, 1953 - January 17, 2016

METHUEN - Rosa Rosario, 62, of Bonao, Dominican Republic, passed away surrounded by her loving on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 19, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, (Rte. 125), Haverhill from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. James Church, 185 Winter Street,...
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Dorothy "Dottie" Grace Atwood

November 24, 1924 - January 16, 2016

NORTH ANDOVER – Dorothy "Dottie" Grace (Berry) Atwood, 91, resident of North Andover, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 16 at the Lawrence General Hospital. She was born in Lawrence and attended Lawrence Public Schools. Dottie enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, cooking her big Sunday dinners and had a true love and passion for children. Dorothy has such a large family, many...
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Barry S. Bourque

August 25, 1954 - January 14, 2016

MERRIMAC – Barry S. Bourque, 61, of Merrimac, passed away on Thursday morning, January 14, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Barry was born on August 25, 1954 in Haverhill, son of the late Raymond and Eleanor (Giles) Bourque. He attended Haverhill schools and worked for many years in the auto body industry in the area. ...
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Marie C. Collins

June 19, 1926 - January 13, 2016

HAVERHILL - Marie C. (Marcoux) Collins, 89, lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Penacook Place Nursing Home with her son Daniel by her side. Marie was born in Haverhill on June 19, 1926, daughter of the late Francis and Mary E. (Ambrose) Marcoux. She graduated from St. James High School and was employed during the 1970's by the Tidy Didy...
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Elaine Marie Clough

July 23, 1943 - January 7, 2016

KITTERY, Maine – Elaine M. Clough, 72, of Kittery, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016, in Fort Myers, Florida, surrounded by close friends. She was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Forest E. and Victoria A. (Macul) Clough. Elaine graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and earned her Master's degree at the University of New Hampshire. Prior to her...
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Annmarie M. Nelson

December 29, 1956 - January 2, 2016

HAVERHILL - Annmarie M. Nelson, 59, passed away on January 2, 2016 at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was surrounded by her four children. Ann was born in Newton, MA on December 29, 1956, the daughter of Jim and Marie Mootrey. Ann worked for many years at Technical Training Foundation in North Andover, a dedicated worker who...
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Clara C. Allen

March 21, 1928 - December 31, 2015

HAVERHILL - Clara C. Allen, of Haverhill, passed away at Holy Family at Merrimack Valley Hospital on December 31, 2015 after a long illness. Daughter of the late Harlan and Corinne (Marston) Pierce, Clara leaves two daughters, Marie A. (Kotowich) Novak wife of Frank J. Novak of Haverhill, and Patricia (Connor) Stewart of Tyngsboro. She will be especially missed by grandchildren, Jacqueline...
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Jeffrey James Ruhmann

November 13, 1970 - December 30, 2015

AMESBURY - Jeffrey James Ruhmann, 45, of Amesbury, passed away surrounded by his family and friends on December 30, 2015 after a long illness. Jeff was born in Methuen on November 13, 1970. He graduated from Methuen High School and attended University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He worked as a director at multiple call centers across the United States and abroad. Jeff had a passion for...
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Barry M. Bishop

October 17, 1949 - December 24, 2015

CHELMSFORD - Barry "Limey" Bishop, 66, of Chelmsford passed away unexpectedly on December 24, 2015. Barry was survived by his wife, Sharon Maguire-Bishop and his "American" family and friends. Born in Birmingham, England, he was the son of the late Horace and Joan Bishop. Barry is also survived by his brother, Ian; sister-in-law, Pat and niece, Samantha of England. No services were...
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Norene M. Wrenn

August 2, 1922 - December 16, 2015

HAVERHILL – Norene M. (Breen) Wrenn, 93, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at the Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley. Norene was born in Lawrence, on August 2, 1922, the second youngest child of Irish immigrants, Eugene and Catherine (Fitzgerald) Breen. She attended St. Lawrence Grammar School and graduated Lawrence High School in 1939. She enjoyed...
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Durandina "Dina" Sarmento

November 1, 1931 - December 11, 2015

STONEHAM - Durandina "Dina" Sarmento, 84 of Stoneham, passed away suddenly on December 11, 2015. Mother of Nina Chaffai and her husband Ali, Joe Sarmento and his wife Collette, Fernando Sarmento and Manuel Sarmento. Daughter of the late Manuel Adriano and Leonor DaCosta. Grandmother of Desiree, Omar, Jaclyn, Joe, Victoria and Anna. Great Grandmother of Chloe, Julien and Jolina. Sister of...
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James Anthony Tropeano, III

March 18, 1976 - December 9, 2015

BROOKLYN, NY – James Anthony Tropeano, III, 39, of Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Haverhill, passed away on December 9, 2015, from injuries involving a subway accident. Jimmie was born on March 18, 1976 and was raised in Haverhill. He graduated from Whittier Regional Vocational High School. After graduating, Jimmie moved to Ohio where his artistic and creativity juices started to run wild with...
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Pearl Grace Belanger

October 23, 1928 - December 6, 2015

Southbridge – Pearl Grace (Adams) Belanger, 87, passed away on December 6, 2015. She was born in Ludlow, Massachusetts on October 23, 1928, daughter of the late Earl and Matilda (Dubrawa) Adams. She worked for many years at the American Optical in Southbridge, MA. She was a dedicated, hard worker who rarely missed a day. She was dedicated to her children and grandchildren who she loved...
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Barbara Ann Joseph

June 12, 1935 - December 5, 2015

NORTH ANDOVER - Barbara Ann (Doe) Joseph, 80, passed away on December 5, 2015, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born in Cheboygan, Michigan on June 12, 1935, daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie Doe. Barbara worked for many years at the former Butcher Boy Steak House, Mello's Lounge, Raytheon Company and most recently the Town of North...
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Pauline M. Brien

January 24, 1942 - December 4, 2015

NEWTON, NH – Pauline M. (Caron) Brien, 73, of Newton, NH, passed away peacefully on Friday evening, December 4, 2015, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, of Pancreatic Cancer. She was born and raised in Manchester, NH. She later made her home in Haverhill with her husband and family before moving to Newton, NH in 2013. Pauline leaves the love of her life, Clarence "Chuck" Brien,...
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Rosa (Palermo) Giacalone

May 25, 1945 - December 3, 2015

ATKINSON, NH - Rosa (Palermo) Giacalone, 70, died Thursday, December 3, 2015, peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Salemi, Sicily on May 25, 1945, and is the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Pisano) Palermo. She traveled to this country from Sicily at the age of 11 and settled in Amesbury and is a graduate of Amesbury High School, class of 1964. She attended...
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Humberto Ramos

April 1, 1948 - December 1, 2015

LOWELL - Humberto Ramos, 67, of Juana, Puerto Rico, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2015, at the Lowell General Hospital. Visitation will be held on Saturday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Relatives and friends are welcomed to attend.
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Dawn Helen Atwood

December 3, 1967 - November 26, 2015

LAWRENCE - Dawn Helen Atwood, 47, resident of Lawrence, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 26, at her home. She was born in Groton and was educated in Lawrence Elementary and Middle Schools and then was a graduate of Tokay High School in Lodi, CA. Dawn worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant for Mary Immaculate Nursing Home and also worked for Merrimack Valley Hospice. She...
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Baby Harrison Watson

November 21, 2015

BRADFORD - Baby Harrison Watson was born into the arms of angels on November 21, 2015. He leaves behind his loving mother, father and brother, Caitlin, Steve and Stevie Watson of Bradford; grandparents Janet and Ed Walleston of Bradford and Tom and Teryl Watson of Bradford; aunt Megan Walleston of Bradford; uncles Eddie Walleston of Bradford and TJ Watson of Nevada; great-grandparents Dolores...
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Mahesh Patel

February 4, 1950 - November 15, 2015

LOWELL - Mahesh Patel, of Navagam, India, passed away on November 15, 2015. Agni Sansakar Service Saturday, November 21, beginning in the Driscoll Funeral, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM. Service will continue at Linwood Crematory, 41 John Ward Avenue, Haverhill at 11:00 AM.
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Julia F. Rampulla

December 14, 1921 - November 14, 2015

GROVELAND – Julia F. (Bachini) Rampulla, 93, longtime Groveland resident passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley. Julia was born in Haverhill on December 14, 1921, youngest of five children of Italian immigrants, Giulo and Ferdinanda (Conforti) Bachini. She was raised in Haverhill and graduated from Haverhill High School, class...
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Edward "Ed" Denn

May 6, 1928 - November 9, 2015

GROVELAND – Edward "Ed" J. Denn, 87, longtime resident of Groveland, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Ed was born in Florence, MA on May 6, 1928, oldest of two children of Edward J. and Mary Agnes (O'Connor) Denn. His younger years were in Florence, until moving to White River Junction, VT with his family, which he spoke of fondly...
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Nancy (Collins) Crisostamo

February 28, 1956 - November 2, 2015

NORTH ANDOVER – Nancy (Collins) Crisostamo, 59, of North Andover, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 2, 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital. Nancy was born in Haverhill on February 28, 1956, daughter of the late Daniel P. Collins and Mary (Sharkey) Collins. She was raised in Bradford and graduated from Haverhill High School, class of 1974. She continued her studies at UMASS...
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Corinne P. Bothen

June 30, 1938 - November 1, 2015

HUDSON - Corinne P. Bothen, 77, of Hudson died unexpectedly in her home on November 1, 2015. She was pre-deceased by her mother, Maxine (Miller) Conroy, her father, John Conroy, her son, Ron Bothen, and her husband, James Bothen. She leaves behind her son, Glenn Bothen of Wallkill NY and a sister, Sheila Shogan of Greensburg PA. She was born June 30, 1938 in Boston, MA and was a graduate of...
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Eric H. Tobiassen

May 15, 1947 - October 31, 2015

HAVERHILL – Eric H. Tobiassen, 68, of Haverhill, passed away at the Holy Family Hospital, Methuen on Saturday, October 31, 2015 after a brief illness. Eric was born on May 15, 1947 in Melrose, son of the late Helge Tobiassen and Martha (Howell) Jeffries. He was raised in Melrose and educated in Melrose Schools. He is a Veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Vietnam...
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Marlene Doyle

October 14, 1933 - October 25, 2015

BEVERLY - Marlene (Mulvanity) Doyle, 82, formerly of Beverly, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2015 at Haverhill Crossings Assisted Living in Haverhill. Marlene also known as Minnie was the devoted wife of the late James Doyle and the beloved mother of Leslie Doyle Cummings of Amesbury and John Doyle of Colts Neck, NJ; she also leaves behind a sister, Carol Fischer and brother-in-law...
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Harriett A. Leffler

January 11, 1937 - October 16, 2015

TEWKSBURY - Harriett Ann (Hrubes) Leffler, 78, of Tewksbury died Friday October 16, 2015. She was the loving wife of Ernest R Leffler with whom she shared 53 years together. Harriett was a graduate of St Mary's High School in Lynn. Besides her husband she leaves four children Helen M. Hodgdon of Tewksbury, John R. Hodgdon of Lynn, Kirk W. Leffler of Malden, and Derek W. Leffler and his wife...
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Joseph D. Schwartz

June 7, 1946 - October 15, 2015

ANDOVER – Joseph D. Schwartz, 69, longtime Andover resident passed away on October 15, 2015, at the Lawrence General Hospital. Joseph was born in Cambridge on June 7, 1946, son of the late Cyril and Margaret (Stack) Schwartz. He was raised in Somerville attending Catholic Schools, and a graduate of the Don Bosco Technical High School, Boston. He is a Veteran having served in the United...
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Fred Ronald Wheaton

September 24, 1947 - October 11, 2015

HAVERHILL - Fred Ronald Wheaton, 68, of Haverhill passed away on October 11, 2015, at his home in Haverhill. Fred was born and raised in Newburyport to Fred and Mary Wheaton. He resided in Revere for a number of years before settling in Haverhill. Fred loved fishing and spending his days sitting outside his home conversing with neighbors and locals. Everyone knows Fred as a kind and friendly...
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Matthew B. Augusta

October 31, 1946 - October 9, 2015

METHUEN – Matthew B. Augusta, 68, longtime Methuen resident, passed away peacefully at his home on October 9, 2015. Matthew was born on October 31, 1946, son of Matthew J. and Rita (White) Augusta. He was raised in Lawrence and attended Lawrence schools. Matthew is a Veteran of the United States Navy having served during Vietnam and is a life member of the VFW Post # 8349 of Methuen. He...
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Marie J. German

August 15, 1948 - October 9, 2015

METHUEN - Marie J. German, 67, longtime Methuen resident passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, October 9, 2015 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House. Born and raised in Methuen, she was the daughter of the late Harold J. and Rita (Martel) German. She attended Tenney High School in Methuen and was in the graduating class of 1967. She worked as a secretary at...
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James Robert Davidson

October 16, 1987 - October 9, 2015

HAVERHILL – James Robert Davidson, 27, lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away on October 9, 2015, after a long battle of addiction to heroin. Jimmy was born and raised in Haverhill and attended Haverhill schools. He was a giving person who enjoyed sports, music, and sharing hugs. Jimmy was full of love, he loved life, he loved his family, he loved his friends, and most of all he loved...
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Gladys B. Chase

August 12, 1924 - September 24, 2015

NORTH ANDOVER - Gladys B. (Bearden) Chase, 91, of North Andover, passed away peacefully on September 24, 2015. Wife of the late James H. Chase of 59 years. She worked for the North Andover school system for 40 years as a cook. She is survived by her loving son, James E. Chase, of North Andover. Gathering will be held on Wednesday, September 30, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So....
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Toula Petrou

November 30, 1924 - September 18, 2015

HAVERHILL - Toula (Limnios) Petrou, the beloved wife of the late William "Bill" Petrou, of Haverhill, passed peacefully on September 18, 2015, at the age of 90. She was born in Haverhill on November 30, 1924, the daughter of Peter and Sophia Limnios. She was educated in Haverhill Schools before marrying the love of her life, Bill, to whom she was married for 57 years. An icon in the...
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Susan Steranko

October 26, 1962 - September 17, 2015

HAVERHILL – Susan (Persson) Steranko, 52, of Haverhill, passed away on September 17, 2015 at Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston. Susan was born in Quincy on October 26, 1962, daughter of the late Robert and Alice (Johnson) Persson. She was raised and educated in Quincy. She is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, with the...
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Ilaben N. Patel

July 30, 1932 - September 14, 2015

METHUEN - Ilaben N. Patel, of Ahmedabad, India, passed away on September 14, 2015. Agni Sansakar Service Thursday, September 17, beginning in the Driscoll Funeral, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM. Service will continue at Linwood Crematory, 41 John Ward Avenue, Haverhill at 11:00 AM.
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Janis A. Roberts

April 12, 1927 - September 9, 2015

GROVELAND - Janis A. (Bunker) Roberts, age 88, widow of Gardner A. Roberts, Sr., formerly of Groveland, died on September 9, 2015, after a lengthy illness with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Virginia Adaline (Blaisdell) Bunker and Kenneth Elmer Bunker. She was born in Bradford and attended the Bradford and Haverhill school systems graduating from Haverhill High School in 1945. A...
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John J. Ewing, Jr.

October 15, 1943 - September 7, 2015

BOSTON - John J. Ewing, Jr., 71, died September 7, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He leaves behind his son, Deven Ewing and his wife Patricia; his daughter, Rebecca Ewing Smith and her husband Kirk; and their mother, Susan MacWilliams; his son, Sean Ewing; his daughter, Sarah Ewing; and their mother, June Ewing; a brother, Michael Ewing; and two...
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Robert H. Rand

April 15, 1929 - August 27, 2015

HAVERHILL - Robert H. Rand, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2015, surrounded by his loving family at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill. Robert was born and raised in Olney, PA. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant Junior Grade on the USS Baltimore during the Korean War. He had a successful career in...
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Barbara A. Kastrinelis

December 8, 1928 - August 27, 2015

BOXFORD - Barbara A. Kastrinelis, 86, of North Andover, MA and formerly of Boxford, MA passed away at Edgewood Retirement Community, early Thursday morning, August 27, 2015. Barbara was born on December 8, 1928 in Framingham, MA to parents Mildred and Charles Adams. She was a graduate of Framingham High School. Barbara married Peter L. Kastrinelis in 1952. Peter and Barbara moved to Boxford...
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