San Diego — Robert "Bob" passed away peacefully in San Diego. He was born in Gloucester. He leaves behind his wife Patricia, four children, Bob Jr., Patsy (Bye), Marcia (Barger) and Stephen. He is also survived by two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Bob made many friends throughout his lifetime and always tried to take life not too seriously, "he will be missed by many who knew him". Rest peacefully Dad, words cannot express how much you will be missed but we will carry you in our hearts forever. Love always.
Mildred Adele (Crossley) Oliver, 90
Essex — Mildred Adele (Crossley) Oliver, 90, of Story Street, Essex, wife of Arthur H. Oliver Jr., died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at her Essex home following a long illness. Born in Malden, July 14, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Henry F. and Gertrude (Hood) Crossley Sr. Millie grew up in the Revere Beach Section of Revere and was a 1941 graduate of Revere High School. During the years of World War II she was employed at General Electric in West Lynn where she met her future husband. Married on January 15, 1952, at St. Theresa’s Church in Revere, the Oliver’s made their home in Essex and raised a family. Millie loved Essex, and was always involved in local activities. She was President of the Women’s Club at St. John the Baptist Church of Essex, where she also taught Sunday School and over the years worked at countless church fairs and auctions. She was a member of the Essex Historical Society, a volunteer at the Essex Elementary School and T.O.H.P Burnham Public Libraries, and was a long time member of Friends of the Library. She worked at town elections for many years, taking and counting ballots. She always loved the opportunity to see everyone in town in one day! Millie received the Essex Pride Award in 1989. At home she enjoyed furniture refinishing and chair caning, which she learned at adult education classes at Essex Elementary. She also loved singing, playing the piano and the ukulele. Following Arthur’s retirement in 1984, they traveled extensively, including cruises to Alaska, Hawaii, Europe, and the Caribbean, including the Panama Canal. Their favorite cruises were their many steamboat trips on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.Continued ...
Donald Olsen, 64
Alexandria, MN — Donald Eugene Olsen, 64, formerly of Rockport, Mass., passed away in Alexandria, Minn., on February 19, 2013, of complications from bone cancer and diabetes.Continued ...
Hollis French II, 85
Annisquam — Hollis French II, 85, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, following a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Helene “Linette” (Peter) French.Continued ...
Marianne (Parisi) Curcuru, 65
Gloucester, MA — Marianne J. (Parisi) Curcuru died peacefully on May 13, 2013, at her daughter’s home, surrounded by her loving family.Continued ...
Popular psychologist Joyce Brothers dead at 85
Joyce Brothers, the pop psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a long and prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author, and television and film personality, has died. She was 85. Brothers first gained fameContinued ...
Barbara (Tobey) Pickard
Ipswich — Barbara (Tobey) Pickard of Hodges Way, Ipswich, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at the Lafayette Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility in Marblehead. She was the wife of the late Jack Pickard, who died in 2006.Continued ...
George H. Gossom, Jr., 85
Annisquam — A celebration of the life of George Henry Gossom, Jr., 85, will be held on Saturday, May 18, at the Gloucester United Methodist Church, 436 Washington St., Riverdale, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. He was the husband of Nora M. (Dunn) Gossom and father of Eileen P. Gossom, Sheila M. Logue and Kathleen A. Schad. Interment will be held with Military Honors in the Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Annisquam.Continued ...
Helen (Schred) Marnoy, 97
Gloucester, MA — Helen (Schred) Marnoy, 97, of Gloucester, entered into rest Sunday afternoon, May 12, 2013, at her residence. She was the beloved wife of the late Barnett Marnoy. She was born in Gloucester, daughter of the late Benjamin and Dora (Silk) Schred. Helen was a graduate of Gloucester High School.Continued ...
- Monday, May 13, 2013
George H. Gossom, Jr., 85
Annisquam — A celebration of the life of George Henry Gossom, Jr., 85, will be held on SaturdaContinued ...
John C. Wolfe, 70
Gloucester, MA — A life well lived has ended too soon. On Wednesday, May 8, John C. Wolfe passed unexpectedly, at his home near Stage Fort Park in West Gloucester.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 11, 2013
Helen Mary (Avedisian) Powers, 90
Beverly — Helen Mary (Avedisian) Powers, 90, died May 3, 2013. She was born June 22, 1922, in Lawrence, Mass., to Ruth (Parks) and George Avedisian. When she was 10, she moved to her mother’s home city of Gloucester. She graduated from Gloucester High School, Class of 1939.Continued ...
John C. Wolfe, M.D., 70
Gloucester, MA — John C. Wolfe, M.D., 70, husband of Susannah Wolfe, of Gloucester, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at his home.Continued ...
- Friday, May 10, 2013
Barbara Forsley, 80
Manchester by the Sea, MA — Mrs. Barbara (Lawrence) Forsley, 80, beloved wife of Richard J. Forsley, died Monday May 6, 2013, at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers, Mass. Born in Nashua, N.H.; she was the daughter of the late Theodore P. and Frances (Kane) Lawrence. She was raised and educated in Hollis, N.H., and she attended Boston University.Continued ...
Mary C. Baird, 94
North Reading, MA — Mary C. (Smith) Baird, 94, of North Reading, formerly of Readville, died at her home on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. She was the loving wife of the late Edward T. Baird.Continued ...
Norman C. Allen, 71
Freedom, N.H. — Norman passed away in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on May 8 with his family by his side. He leaves behind his devoted wife, Anita; four children, Rick Allen of Berwick, Maine, Beth Rutherfurd and her husband, William of Norfolk, Va., Tammy Fletchall of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Cheyenne Allen of Freedom, N.H. He also leaves his special niece, Julie Behsman, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and her husband, Marty; his two nephews, Corey and Chris Moody of Gloucester, Mass.; his eight grandchildren; and finally, his best friend, and sister, KiKi (Allen) Moody of Gloucester Mass., now residing in Port St. Lucie, Fla.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 9, 2013
William M. Lundy, 70
Essex — William M. Lundy, 70, longtime resident of Pond Street, Essex, and husband of Elizabeth “Betty” L. (Goody) Lundy, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in the Beverly Hospital following his long illness.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Helen Williams Auditore
Gloucester — On July 23, 1925, Katherine Helen Williams was born in Gloucester, Mass. She was the third child born to Uriah Lloyd “Red” and Gertrude Mina (Blake) Williams, following Red’s near-death fishing excursion. The wheels of destiny started to turn in the summer of 1924 when a storm kicked up in the Northeast corner of the Atlantic known as George’s Bank. Uriah, a Grand Banks fisherman originally from Shelborne County, Nova Scotia, married the beautiful Gertrude and made his home in Gloucester and fished on her schooners. During the storm, he and his dory-mate were reported lost at sea. On a crisp autumn day after his funeral, Red returned home with a scruffy red beard and his sea bag over his shoulder to the delight of his wife and two children, Ginny and Bumpsy. The next summer Helen was welcomed into the world and would retell this story of her birth.Continued ...
Stanley A. "Sonny" Dzielnik, 73
Peabody — Stanley A. “Sonny” Dzielnik, 73, beloved husband of Marcia J. (Patrican) Dzielnik, died peacefully on Monday May 6, 2013, at the Aviv Centers for Living in Peabody with the comforting presence of his family at his side.Continued ...
Virginia A. "Ginny" Jeffery, 87
Gloucester — Virginia Anne “Ginny” Jeffery, 87, died Thursday, May 3, 2013, in the Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness.Continued ...
- Monday, May 6, 2013
Samuel M. Hopkins, 66
Santa Rosa, NM — Samuel M. Hopkins, age 66, passed away on April, 6, 2013, at the Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M., following a brief illness. Samuel was born on March 20, 1947, in Salem, Mass., son of Jerome and Janet (Ingalls) Hopkins.Continued ...
- Mildred Adele (Crossley) Oliver, 90