Gloucester — A memorial service celebrating the life of Arnold W. “Arnie” Ellis will be held on Thursday, August 22, in St. John’s Episcopal Church at 2 p.m. He was the husband of Hazel (Swinson) Ellis and father of Arnold Ellis. For a complete obituary, or to send condolences, please visit www.grondinfuneralservices.com.
Barbara A. Carter, 67
Lowell — Barbara A. Carter, 67, passed away in the early morning hours on Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Heritage Nursing Care Center in Lowell, following a brief illness.Continued ...
Edmund F. Re'
Cape Coral, FL — Edmund F. Re' died unexpectedly on July 13, 2014, with his family by his side.Continued ...
Hazel E. (Foster) Sinagra, 80
Gloucester — Hazel E. (Foster) Sinagra, 80, of Curtis Clark Park, died Monday morning, July 28, 2014, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Leonardo J. Sinagra, who died in July of 1988.Continued ...
Howard Rafiel Johnson, 57
Gloucester — Howard "Raf" Johnson, 57, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014, after his battle with cancer. Howard was Texas born, but found his way to Chicago, Ill., at the age of 15. Howard attended Loop Junior College in 1976, where he studied "Theater Production and Directing." He also studied "Advanced Ceramics and Sculpture." Howard went on to make and sell his ceramic statues in Chicago.Continued ...
Tina Ketchopulos, 64
Rockport, MA — Mary C. “Tina” Ketchopulos, 64, died peacefully on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Addison Gilbert Hospital, surrounded by the comfort of her loving family and friends that she adored.Continued ...
- Monday, July 28, 2014
Peter G. Briggs, 77
Gloucester, MA — Peter G. Briggs, 77, devoted husband of Maura L. (Resk) Briggs of Gloucester, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, following a brief illness.Continued ...
- Saturday, July 26, 2014
Mary Gilmore Helming, 96
BEVERLY — Mary Gilmore Helming passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, July 24. Born May 5, 1918, second child of Martin and Catherine Veronica Phillips Gilmore in Magnolia, Mass.Continued ...
Robert E. Holloway, 76
Rockport, MA — Robert Evan Holloway, Ph. D., a gentle and compassionate man, passed away on July 23, 2014, with his loving wife, Christina Doyle at his side. Bob was a man of much accomplishment and many joys. One of his favorite activities was gardening, whether in Bakersfield, Calif. or at his home and church in Rockport, Mass. He loved growing and nurturing vegetables, particularly chilies, garlic and onions, and flowers, especially his beloved sunflowers. Birdsong and the light on leaves, all of nature, brought him great joy. Another deep pleasure was his days hiking in the Southwest – the Grand and Havasupai Canyons, the Four Corners area, the high desert around Flagstaff; he loved it all as well as the native people who lived here.Continued ...
- Friday, July 25, 2014
Rose E. Hindy, 99
Gloucester, MA — Rose E. (George) Hindy, 99, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 22, in her sleep. She was born in Onset, Mass. on Sept. 13, 1914, the second child of Joseph and Hassnie George. In 1924, the George family moved to Gloucester. She was the oldest daughter of nine children. In 1934, she married George Hindy and they moved to Boston where they raised their five children. "Rosie" was the sweetest, most precious little lady with nothing but kind words always and was never judgmental.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 24, 2014
Clifford F. Brennan, 98
Gloucester, MA — Clifford F. Brennan, 98, known to all as Cliffy, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, July 22, 2014 at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.Continued ...
Mary T. (Sullivan) Allen, 93
Peabody, MA — Mary T. (Sullivan) Allen, 93, of South Peabody, died peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 with her family at her side. She was the wife of the late James E. Allen. She was born in Somerville, Mass. on Dec. 26, 1920, the daughter of the late Michael and Bridget (Hickey) Sullivan and was raised and educated there. After her marriage, she and her husband had resided in Arlington, Mass. and Hamden, Conn., before moving to Peabody 48 years ago. She had worked in her earlier years as a comptometer for First National Stores in Somerville. Mary loved to cook and the family enjoyed her famous clam dip. She also traveled with her husband and enjoyed playing Bridge and other card games. In her healthier years, she was a devout communicant of St. Ann’s Church.Continued ...
- Tuesday, July 22, 2014
L. Lee Harrington, 84
Gloucester, MA — Lewis Lee Harrington, 84, of Gloucester, passed away on Monday morning, July 21, 2014, in Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester.Continued ...
- Monday, July 21, 2014
Film, TV legend James Garner dies
NEW YORK -- Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further make his poContinued ...
Joseph J. Orlando, 90
Gloucester — Joseph J. Orlando, 90, of Gloucester, passed away on Saturday morning, July 19, 2014, at Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by his family.Continued ...
Thomas M. Cusick, 54
Amesbury — Thomas M. Cusick, 54, of Amesbury, formerly of Gloucester, passed away on Thursday evening, July 17, 2014, at his Amesbury home.Continued ...
- Friday, July 18, 2014
Joan M. Oliver, 72
Gloucester — Joan M. (Hurlburt) Oliver, 72, of Gloucester, passed away on Wednesday evening, July 16, 2014, at Beverly Hospital, surrounded by her familyContinued ...
- Thursday, July 17, 2014
Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70
GENEVA (AP) -- Texas blues legend Johnny Winter emblazoned himself into the world's consciousness with his tattooed arms churning out lightning-fast guitar riffs and his striking long white hair flowing from under his cowboy hat. His contrasting appeContinued ...
Diane Nelson, 60
Punta Gorda, FL — Diane Nelson passed away suddenly on July 15, 2014. She was born on Sept. 30, 1953 in Chelsea, Mass. She grew up in Saugus, Mass.Continued ...
Thomas F. Keohane, 80
Magnolia — Thomas F. Keohane, 80, of Magnolia, died Monday, July 14, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.Continued ...
V. Geraldine J. "Gerry" (Nettles) Mills, 82
Salem, NH — V. Geraldine J. (Nettles) Mills, 82, of Salem, wife of the late William A. Mills, passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Sunday, July 13, at Salemhaven Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her loving family. Gerry was born in Somerville, Mass., the daughter of the late Velma (Arens) and John Nettles.Continued ...
- Barbara A. Carter, 67