FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2012 file photo, author Elmore Leonard, 86, stands in his Bloomfield Township, Mich., home. Leonard, a former adman who later in life became one of America's foremost crime writers, has died. He was 87. His researcher says he passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 20, 2013 from complications from a stroke. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Catherine M. "Kay" (Friend) McKechnie, 87
Gloucester — Catherine M. “Kay” (Friend) McKechnie, 87, died early Thursday morning, March 13, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Robert E. McKechnie.Continued ...
Thomas R. Liebermann, 64
Gloucester, MA — Thomas Robert Liebermann (“Tom”) of Gloucester, Massachusetts, died Tuesday after a recurrence of pancreatic cancer. He was 64.Continued ...
Cal Morser, 94
Calvin Stein Morser died peacefully at his home in West Gloucester, Mass., on February 27, 2014. Cal was 94 years old. Though born in the city of San Francisco – an area he always loved – in 1919, Cal lived the majority of his long and full life on the east coast, spending the last 37 years in Gloucester.Continued ...
Raised in Redwood City, Calif., Cal discovered early on an unwavering passion for the maritime world. He built his first sailboat, a Comet class, in his early twenties while attending Stanford University. After graduating in 1940 with a degree in mechanical engineering, Cal moved across the country to matriculate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving his degree in naval architecture and marine engineering in 1942.
Peter Austin Doyle, 84
Jemez Springs, NM — Peter, aka Tapio Talvitie, a longtime resident of the Jemez Springs, New Mexico area, died suddenly at home on February 8, 2014, from a respiratory ailment. He was 84.Continued ...
George E. Garland, 78
Methuen — George E. Garland, 78, of Methuen, formerly of Peabody, Mass., passed away on Tuesday, February 25, surrounded by his family at Merrimack Hospice House, Haverhill. George was the son of Sherman E. Garland and Roberta B. (Kelland) Garland.Continued ...
Grace Johnston, 93
Belfast, ME — Grace (Cameron) Johnston, 93, of Belfast, Maine, passed away early Monday morning, March 3, 2014. Originally from Gloucester, Mass., Grace was the last surviving child of Andrew Angus and Adeline Martha (Blackburn) Cameron’s 13 children. She was married to William (Bill) F. Johnston, (b. 1910, d. 1998).Continued ...
Richard L. "Dick" Murray
Gloucester — Richard “Dick” Laurel Murray, 84, of 53 Wheeler Street, died early Sunday evening, March 9, 2014, at his home with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Ann (Connor) Murray, who died in July of 2010. They had shared 60 years of marriage.Continued ...
Robert J. Peavey, 57
Gloucester — Robert J. Peavey, 57, died as a result of a snowmobile accident in Maine on Friday, March 7, 2014. He was married to his true love, Amy (Pittenger) Peavey. They had shared nearly 24 years of marriage.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Judith Allison, 71
Rockport — Judy Elin Allison of 12 Cleaves St., Rockport, passed away on Friday February 28, at Beth Isreal Hospital in Boston. She was surrounded by her devoted family in her final days. Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of Virginia (Des Champs) and Bedford Richardson. She grew up in Somerville, Woburn and Arlington. Judy worked as a nanny before getting married in 1965. Together with her husband, Ross, they raised five children in Somerville until his death in 1988. She then relocated her family to Winchester. Judy then moved back to Somerville and Daytona Beach before finally settling in Rockport in 2012.Continued ...
Manuel Ignacio Jr., 96
BEVERLY — Manuel “Manny” Ignacio Jr., 96, husband of the late Cecile (Jacques) Ignacio, died peacefully on Sunday morning, March 9, 2014, at Masconomet Healthcare Center in Topsfield.Continued ...
Murial A. 'Mal' Sloan, 88
Jacksonville, NC — Muriel A. “Mal” Sloan, 88, of Jacksonville, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at her home.Continued ...
Sylvia (Gordon) Lacerda
West Newbury, MA — Sylvia (Gordon) Lacerda, 91, of West Newbury and former longtime resident of Gloucester, died peacefully on Saturday morning at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. She was the loving wife of the late Leonard Lacerda.Continued ...
Theresa V.T. Hadley, 85
Gloucester — Theresa (Viator-Thompson) Hadley, 85, of Gloucester, wife of the late Norman Hadley, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.Continued ...
Travis T. Aptt, 29
Gloucester, MA — Travis T. Aptt, 29, of Gloucester, beloved son of Kenneth J. Aptt Jr. and Roberta A. Sutherland and the late Phyllis M. (Taylor) Aptt, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 7, 2014.Continued ...
- Monday, March 10, 2014
Harold A. 'Goody' Goodrich, 86
Gloucester — Harold A. “Goody” Goodrich, 86, died on Friday afternoon, March 7, 2014. He was the husband of the late Joan D. (Silva) Goodrich, who died in April of 2008. They had shared 50 years of marriage.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 8, 2014
Eleanore A. Fisher, 92
Rockport — Eleanore Aline (Moginot) Fisher, 96, of Rockport, passed away on Thursday morning, March 6, 2014, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House.Continued ...
Mary L. Babine, 92
San Francisco, CA — Mary L. Babine, 92, of San Francisco, CA, passed away on February 28, 2014, in Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Francisco. Mary was born in Gloucester, MA on December 15, 1921, the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Delaney) Babine. Mary attended Gloucester High School before going to work at Gorton Fishery. In 1942 she joined and served proudly in the United States Navy during World War II as one of the first enlisted WAVES. After being honorable discharged Mary returned home to Gloucester to work at Le Pages. Mary later moved to San Francisco, where she worked in City Hall for many years in both clerical and secretarial jobs. She enjoyed traveling and traveled extensively throughout the United States during her lifetime. She is survived by many nieces and nephews including Doreen Carter and her husband, Roger, of Rockport, Frederick Place of NY, Abbott Place of NH, Everett Place, Joe Perry and his wife, Joanne, all of Gloucester, Ricky Perry of MN, Charles Babine and his wife, Rose, of Tacoma, WA, James Babine and his wife, Monica, of Kirkland, WA, Donna Pike, Diane Roberts and Donald Babine Sr. and his wife, Dorothy, all of Gloucester. She was predeceased by her sisters, Rita Perry, Dorothy J. Currier and brothers, Charles and John Babine.Continued ...
Sally A. Mullins, 72
Cedarburg, WI — Sally A. Mullins (nee Hyde), formerly of New England, found Eternal Peace on March 5, 2014, at the age of 72. Cherished soul mate of Salvatore Mussomeli. Loving mother of Scott Mullins. Dearest sister of Debbie (Dr. Owen) Dow and Sara (Al) Petkevitch. Preceded in death by her sisters, Frannie, Jean Mussomeli; her brother, Charles (the late Esther) Hyde and her parents, Charles and Dorothy Hyde. Also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends in Wisconsin, Illinois and New England.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
David N. Rich, 60
Gloucester — David N. Rich, 60, died unexpectedly on Friday, February 28, 2014.Continued ...
Born in Gloucester on September 2, 1953, he was the son of the late Alfred F. and Anna O. (McKay) Rich. A graduate of the Gloucester High School, class of 1971, he was a member of the machine shop program and the R.O.T.C.
Valerie Bazzani, 68
Santa Rosa, CA — Valerie Jean Lowe Bazzani, 68, daughter of the late Russell and Helen Mitchell Lowe, passed away on January 19, 2014, surrounded by her family at her home in Santa Rosa, CA.Continued ...
- Catherine M. "Kay" (Friend) McKechnie, 87