J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, has died of respiratory complications. He was 88.
Elizabeth (Libby) Rust Godfrey, 91
LEESBURG, VA — Born in Beverly, MA to the late Isaac Andrews and Grace Gaffney. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, William Andrews.Continued ...
Nancy M. Muniz, 69
Essex, MA — Nancy M. (Amero) Muniz, 69, of Essex, MA, passed on Wednesday morning, December 11, 2013, following a brief illness.Continued ...
Ralph E. Karcher, Jr., 88
Magnolia — Ralph E. Karcher, Jr., 88, died Tuesday morning, December 10, 2013, following an extended illness. He was the husband of Mariam B. (Purdy) Karcher.Continued ...
Thomas F. O'Donnell, 82
Peabody — Thomas F. O’Donnell, 82, formerly of Rockport, Marco Island, Fla., and Bay Bulls, Newfoundland, died on Monday, December 9, in Peabody. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late John Roy and Mary (Smith) O'Donnell. He was raised in Dorchester, and graduated from St. John's Prep High School. He attended Boston University, leaving early to join the Army during the Korean War.Continued ...
Edward J. MacLeod, 86
WENHAM — Edward J. McLeod, 86, was born in Gloucester, Mass., to Eva M. (Conrad) Sousa. He was the beloved husband of his “angel” M. Isabelle (Leman) MacLeod; loving father to Scott MacLeod and his wife, Maria, Sharon McBride and her husband, Howard, and Alison Howe and her husband, Frank; caring brother to Kathleen Poole and A. Dewey; and devoted Papa to Jessica and Emily Howe, Erin, Patrick and Caitlin McBride, and Andrea and Stephanie MacLeod.Continued ...
Eulalia 'Lala' Mountain, 84
Ft. Myers, Florida — Eulalia “Lala” Mountain of Fort Myers, Fla., died on December 2, 2013, in Estero, Fla. Lala was born on November 16, 1929, in Hebbronville, Texas, to Alfonso and Matilde Garcia. She grew up in Hebbronville and graduated from Hebbronville High School. She has attended several class reunions over the years, and was always warmly welcomed by her classmates. Following high school, Lala moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, and attended Del Mar College. She then went on to work in the insurance industry. Lala met her future husband, Lester, at a company sponsored dance in Corpus Christi. After a year-long engagement, they were married on October 13, 1957, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Corpus Christi.Continued ...
Richard L. 'Dick' Mello, 78
Essex — Richard L. “Dick” Mello, 78, Retired Sergeant of the Gloucester Police Department, died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 8, 2013. He was the husband of Bette J. (Rose) Mello.Continued ...
Walter E. Thurston Jr., 89
Gloucester — Walter E. Thurston Jr., 89, of Gloucester, passed away on Tuesday morning, December 9, 2013, at the Addison Gilbert Hospital.Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
James F. Coen Sr., 84
North Andover — Cpt. James F. Coen Sr., USCG (Ret.), 84, of North Andover, passed away peacefully on Friday December 6, 2013, at The Garden View at Edgewood, surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born in Newburyport, Mass., and was the son of the late Walter P. and Catherine (McMahon) Coen, and the widower of E. Marie (Coletti) Coen.Continued ...
John J. Shaunessy, 79
Gloucester, MA — John J. Shaunessy, 79, of Gloucester, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 30, 2013, at his residence.Continued ...
- Monday, December 9, 2013
David A. Demaine Jr., 65
Gloucester — David A. Demaine Jr., 65, of Gloucester, formerly of Northfield, Mass., passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, Mass. He was the husband of the late Gail (Carter) Demaine.Continued ...
Janice A. Lacey, 81
Gloucester — Janice (Moody) Lacey, 81, beloved mother and grandmother, passed peacefully at home, on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.Continued ...
Wayne B. Morrell Jr., 89
Rockport, MA — Wayne B. Morrell Jr., 89, renowned artist, of Rockport, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at his home in Rockport. He was the husband of the late Lillian (Major) Morrell.Continued ...
- Friday, December 6, 2013
Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela mourned world over
In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela's death spread Thursday, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and peopleContinued ...
Barbara Lasley, 95
Clearwater, Florida — GLOUCESTER — Barbara Lasley, 95, died after a brief illness in Clearwater, Fla. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.Continued ...
- Thursday, December 5, 2013
Gerald Elliott Davis, 84
Gloucester, MA — Gerald Elliott Davis, 84, husband of Carlyne F. “Carlie” (Jensen) Davis, passed away on Tuesday evening, December 3, 2013, at Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester, MA surrounded by his loving family.Continued ...
Paul J. Levine, 78
Wenham — Paul J. Levine of Wenham, formerly of Essex and Manchester by the Sea, entered into rest December 4, 2013, at the age of 78. Paul was a hairdresser, who first worked on Newbury St. in Boston and then owned and operated his own salon, Bravissimo Hairdresser, in Manchester by the Sea and Beverly Farms. Beloved husband of Barrie (Weiner) Levine. Devoted father of Zimri Levine of NYC, Ari Levine of Wenham, Rabbi Mordechai (Max) Levine and his wife, Lee, of Israel and Julianne Guzman and her husband, Alex, of NYC. Loving brother of Manuel “Mendy” Levine and his wife, Valerie, of NYC and the late Allan Levine. Cherished grandfather of Sara Elisvera Levine, Rivka “Rikki” Levine, Esther “Esty” Levine and Adina Miriam “Didi” Levine. Dear Uncle of Eve Levine and Michael Levine of CA.Continued ...
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013
John Norman Ball, 80
Gloucester — John Norman Ball, 80, set sail on his final voyage from the Den Mar Nursing Home on Friday, November 29, 2013. Norman was born in Gloucester, Mass., on February 2, 1933, and was the beloved son of the late John and Mary Ball.Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 3, 2013
C. Russell Herrmann, 80
Marco Island, Fl — C. Russell Herrmann, 80, of Marco Island, Fla., passed away on November 28, 2013. He had been a seasonal resident of Florida since 1996, and moved permanently to Marco Island in 1998. Throughout his life, he had continued to spend his summers in Magnolia, Mass., where he was affectionately nicknamed the “Mayor of Magnolia.” He was a member of the Magnolia Lions Club in Massachusetts, and the Marco Island Lions Club in Florida.Continued ...
Jannine Baker, 66
Cambridge, MA — Jannine de Raismes Baker, 66, died on November 28, 2013, in Cambridge, Mass., surrounded by her family. Jannine was born on December 5, 1947, in Waterbury, Conn. Her father, Robert de Raismes, worked for the Peter Paul Candy Co., which took Jannine, her mother, Ellen Ann Morrison and her three sisters, Beverly, Barbara and Carolyn, to many different cities when she was growing up. After graduating North Central High School in Marion County, Ind., Jannine went on to pursue her mathematics degree at Purdue University, graduating with honors in 1969. After moving to Massachusetts, she received her master's degree in education from Boston University in 1970. She taught middle school math in Wellesley until 1976.Continued ...
- Elizabeth (Libby) Rust Godfrey, 91