Gloucester, MA — Vito Asaro, 84, of Gloucester, husband of Rosemarie (Scola) Asaro, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Vito was born in Gloucester, Mass., on April 1, 1929, the son of the late Peter and Catherine (Ciarametaro) Asaro. He attended Gloucester High School and as a young adult crisscrossed the country, living and working in many places, including San Pedro, Calif., before returning to Gloucester, where at the age of 26 he met and married his beautiful wife. He was a welder for Industrial Cab Co. of Essex for many years, worked at the railways for a bit and finished his working life at Gloucester Engineering. He enjoyed many years of traveling with his wife across the U.S. and Hawaii. His family has hours of cherished home movies thanks to his dedication to capturing the many memories of their lives. He loved watching sports, especially the Red Sox and Patriots. He spent many happy times with his abundant family, especially Sunday dinners and holiday parties. In his later years he enjoyed trips to Foxwoods, playing at Lucky Seven and hanging out with the "Beach Boys" of Central Grammar Apartments. He will be sorely missed by his loving family and many friends. He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie, with whom he had shared 58 years of marriage; two daughters, Jane Hartson and her husband, Donald, of Buzzards Bay, Mass., Susan Jacques and her husband, Jeff, of Gloucester; four sons, Mark Asaro and his wife, Paula, Glen Asaro and his wife, Sheri, Steven Asaro and his wife, Christine, all of Gloucester, and David Asaro of Portland, Ore.; grandchildren, Timothy and his wife, Eleni, Jacqui and and her husband, Joe, Nicole and her wife, Elizabeth, Peter, Molly, Jaime-Lee, Lindsey, Kayla, Glen, Ken, Samuel, Emily, Catherine, Sebastian, Victoria, Margaret, Harrison, Isaac, Hannah, and Henry; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jude, Jovie, Hannah, Sophia, Preston, Noah; brothers, Samuel Asaro and his wife, Louisa, Daniel Asaro and his wife, Cynthia; brother-in-law, Anthony Testaverde and his wife, Jean, Sebastian Scola and his wife, Elizabeth; sister-in-law, Louise Palazola and her husband, Joseph; aunt, Josephine Ciarametaro and special cousin, Pauline Danish. He was also loved by many nephews, nieces, and cousins and godchildren, Tony Testaverde, Lisa Cahill and Joanne Interrante. Vito was predeceased by his father and mother-in- law, Captain Sebastian and Olimpia Scola; grandson, Benjamin Asaro; brother, Peter Asaro and his wife, Jean; sisters, Mary Palazola and her husband, Jerry, Marion Curcuru and her husband, Joseph, Rose Testaverde; infant, Kathleen Asaro; and brother and sister-in-law, Salvatore and Agnes Scola.
Frances Vizena, 85
Gloucester — Frances (Saputo) Vizena, 85, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, April 15, 2014, at Seacoast Nursing Home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Joseph Vizena.Continued ...
Lieselotte Suskind M.D., 93
Rockport, MA — Lieselotte (Lilo) Suskind M.D., 93, of Cambridge and Rockport, Mass., died peacefully on Friday, April 4, 2014, at her home in Rockport.Continued ...
Rose E. 'Betty' (Corliss) Moses, 80
West Gloucester — Rose E. “Betty” (Corliss) Moses, 80, died on Saturday morning, April 12, 2014, just after her last rites were given at the Addison Gilbert Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of James J. Moses Sr.Continued ...
John L. Crocker, 83
Rockport, MA — John Lindsley Crocker, 83, of Rockport, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 5, 2014. John was born in Utica, N.Y., on February 16, 1931, and was the son of the late Lindsley H. and Irene Florence (Bence) Crocker. He had attended Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., before entering the Trappist Monastery, St. Joseph’s Abbey, in Spencer, Mass. He received a master's degree from Emanuel College in Boston, in Art Therapy and Centering Prayer. John was an artist, who was gifted in painting, photography, poetry and writing. He was a teacher of Centering Prayer and a spiritual director. He spent his last years painting and teaching Centering Prayer. He is survived by his sister, Margot Byrnes and her husband, David, of Miami, Fla., and their children, Tammy Kinsey, Scott, John, and Kevin Byrnes; sister, Sue Lee of Sebastian, Fla., and her children, Debbie Rafuls, Andrew and Craig Lee, and Denise Wagner; a brother-in-law, Gerald Schoemick of Kenmore, N.Y. and his children, John Schoemick and Kerry Killian; also several grand-nieces and grand-nephews; as well as many friends. He was predeceased by his beloved companion, Dorothy Teko; sister, Linda Schoemick; nephew, Martin Schoemick; and grand-nephew, Daniel Byrnes.Continued ...
Mary Ann Watts, 78
Gloucester, MA — Mary Ann Watts, 78, of Gloucester, formerly of Rockport and Dorchester, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.Continued ...
Raymond J. Bouchie, 87
Ipswich — Raymond J. Bouchie, 87, died early Sunday morning, April 13, 2014, at his residence, following an extended illness. He was the husband of the late Grace V. (Randazza) Bouchie, who died in July of 2007. They had shared 43 years of marriage.Continued ...
Robert Jermain, 89
Manchester, MA — Robert A. Jermain, a longtime resident of Manchester, Mass., passed away recently at the age of 89. Bob trained as a naval aviator during WWII, and graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in chemical engineering. He later earned a master's degree in business from Boston University. He was a chemical engineer by trade, and after working for several large firms, he started and managed his own business, Applied Technology, as a manufacturer’s rep for scientific equipment. Later in life, he taught science and mathematics at the North Shore Community College. He was an avid tennis player, sailor and musician, and had a wide variety of other interests, including all things mechanical and electrical engineering-related, home restoration and boat building.Continued ...
- Monday, April 14, 2014
Anthony 'Tony' Frontiero
Gloucester — Anthony “Tony” Frontiero Jr., 82, died on Friday evening, April 11, 2014, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, following an extended illness. He was the husband of Marjorie A. (Brennan) Frontiero.Continued ...
Donald E. Powers, 80
Beverly — Donald E. Powers, 80, died on Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home at Colonial Gardens, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Beverly A. (Lawton) Powers, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.Continued ...
Dorothy B. Doyle, 93
Essex — Dorothy B. (Michel) Doyle, 93, longtime resident of Goodwin Court, died on Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Masconomet Healthcare Center, Topsfield, following her brief illness. She was the wife of the late John “Brud” E. Doyle.Continued ...
Frances Marie Bradley, 80
Gloucester — Frances Marie (Zager) Bradley, 80, wife of William L. Bradley, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 11, 2014, at her home in Magnolia, with family by her side.Continued ...
Robert K. 'Bob' Andersen
Gloucester — The city lost one of its good guys on Friday, April 11, 2014, when Robert K. “Bob” Andersen, 61, passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was the companion of Marilyn J. “Lynn” (Chapman) Blaisdell. They had shared many happy years together.Continued ...
- Saturday, April 12, 2014
Frances B. (Bright) Berrett, 93
Rockport — Frances B. (Bright) Berrett, 93, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital in Boston, following an extended illness.Continued ...
Harriet P. (Morse) Witham
Gloucester — Harriet P. (Morse) Witham, 88, of Lincoln Park, died Thursday, April 10, 2014. She was the wife of the late Henry L. Witham, who died in June of 2007. They had shared sixty years of marriage.Continued ...
John Bassett Rhinelander, 80
Gloucester, MA — John Rhinelander, former U.S. government official, lawyer, businessman, and arms control expert, unexpectedly died on March 2, 2014. He was 80. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jeanne Cattell Rhinelander; his four children, John Richard Rhinelander and his wife, Amy, Margaret Rhinelander Rizzi and her husband, Pat, Katherine Pierson Rhinelander and Thomas Bassett Rhinelander. He was the second son of four children of Constance Templeton Rhinelander and Frederic William Rhinelander, and is survived by a sister, Mary McCarl and brothers, Frederic and David Rhinelander.Continued ...
Julia K. (Shermard) Robinson, 94
Annisquam — Julia K. (Shermard) Robinson, 94, died early Thursday morning, April 10, 2014, following an extended illness. She was the wife of the late Daniel A. Robinson, who died in August of 2007. They had shared sixty-three years of marriage and had resided in the home they built from a former boat house.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 10, 2014
Peter Dexter Bell, 73
Gloucester — Peter Bell of Brier Road was surrounded by family members when he died at age 73 on April 4 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a five-month battle with cancer.Continued ...
- Wednesday, April 9, 2014
David Patrick Maranhas, 76
Gloucester — David Patrick “Pat” Maranhas, of Magnolia, Mass., passed away peacefully on April 1, 2014, two days short of his 77th birthday, after fighting kidney disease for many years. He passed in San Francisco, Calif., surrounded by his loving family.Continued ...
Hugh Francis McCarthy, M.D., 83
Gloucester — Hugh Francis McCarthy, M.D., 83, of Gloucester and Marco Island, Fla., died peacefully of Alzheimer’s disease, at his home with his family, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, leaving his beloved wife of 55 years, Barbara (Krog) McCarthy.Continued ...
Mette Helen Amalia
Smallwood, NY — Mette Helen (Wiklund) Amalia died on March 15, 2014, at home in Smallwood, N.Y., from complications of a stroke. Her husband, Steven Amalia, was at her side.Continued ...
- Frances Vizena, 85