- Friday, January 31, 2014
Richard M. Mariano Jr., 46
Rockport — Richard M. Mariano Jr., 46, formerly of Rockport, MA, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 30, 2014
Danvers — Ruth M. Shah of Danvers, died in her home on January 28, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. The daughter of the late Howard J. Rolfe and Magdelene (Wright) Rolfe, she was born and resided in Lynn until moving to Peabody after her marriage, where she lived for 54 years before moving to Danvers in June, 2003. She was educated in Lynn schools, graduating from Lynn English High School in 1939, and the Felt & Tarrant School in Boston. She was employed by the law firm of Bond & Nickerson in Boston as a legal assistant for seventeen years until her retirement in 1986. After retirement, she continued to work part-time for the law firms of Bond & Nickerson and Peterson & Vaughn, until 1993.Continued ...
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
John E. Bennett, 92
Rockport, MA — John Bennett, 92, of Rockport, passed away at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington on January 23, 2014, after sustaining a head injury in a fall. The son of John I. Bennett and Hazel (Dorr) Bennett, he was raised in Dorchester and the Germantown section of Quincy, where he learned to handle a boat almost before he could walk. He attended Boston Mechanic Arts High School and Massachusetts State College, now UMass Amherst.Continued ...
John J. 'Jack' Moses, 71
Gloucester — John J. “Jack” Moses, 71, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014, after a courageous battle with lung disease, surrounded by his children. He was the husband of the late Donna M. (Main) Moses.Continued ...
Leonardo Russo, 89
Gloucester — Leonardo Russo, 89, of Gloucester, husband of the late Caterina (Palazzolo) Russo, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Addison Gilbert Hospital, surrounded by his family.Continued ...
Nancy Fowler Jones, 90
Gloucester, MA — Nancy F. Jones, 90, of Gloucester, formerly of Nantucket and Manchester, Mass., died on January 8, 2014.Continued ...
- Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in NY
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Buoyed by his characteristically soaring spirit, the surging crowd around him and a pair of canes, Pete Seeger walked through the streets of Manhattan leading an Occupy Wall Street protest in 2011. Though he would later admit theContinued ...
Antonina LoGrasso, 89
Gloucester, MA — Antonina (Calandrino) LoGrasso, 89, of Gloucester, wife of the late Francesco Pasquale LoGrasso, passed away on Saturday morning, January 25, 2014, at Addison Gilbert Hospital.Continued ...
Donald F. 'Don' Pollard, 71
Gloucester — Donald F. “Don” Pollard, 71, died peacefully at his residence on Sunday, January 26, 2014, after a courageous, and at times, feisty, battle with cancer. He was the husband of Minnie R. (Sheehan) Pollard.Continued ...
- Monday, January 27, 2014
Helen M. Porper, 84
Gloucester, MA — Helen M. (Joseph) Porper, 84, of Gloucester, wife of the late Robert B. Porper Sr., passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.Continued ...
Janet Reed, 68
Nottingham, NH — Janet L. Reed, 68, of Nottingham, NH, (formerly of Essex, MA), passed away on January 20, 2014, in Nottingham, NH. She peacefully passed with her husband of 45 years, Gene, daughter, Julie, and son, Jeff by her side. She died of complications from her primary illness of Inclusion Body Myositis.Continued ...
Richard J. Noble, 63
Rockport, MA — Richard J. Noble, 63, of Rockport, husband of Ann Marie (Galuppo), passed away in Addison Gilbert Hospital on Thursday afternoon, January 23, 2014. Dick was born in Gloucester, Mass., on April 6, 1950, and was the son of the late Ernest Wilson and Julia Mary (Geary) Noble. Dick graduated from St. Ann’s School and continued on to graduate with the Class of 1968 at Gloucester High School. He worked as a fish cutter with the Kennebec Fisheries here in Gloucester, and then went on to work as a specialty gas mixer for Matheson Gas for over 28 years before he retired. He was a man who liked his solitude and home life, although he had a large round of acquaintances and friends. After he retired, he took up woodworking, making beautiful furniture, tables and shelving units. Dick also loved fresh water fishing up in Dogtown Common, and was an avid reader of mystery books. Some of his happiest times were in the early 70s, being a drummer for “The Sons of Liberty.” Dick was well known in Gloucester, friendly, one of the “really good guys,” who will be missed by all who knew him. An ardent cat lover, he leaves his four beloved cats. He is survived by his wife, Ann Marie; his daughter, Brooke Gray and her husband, Christopher; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Matthew Gray, all of Gloucester; his two stepsons, Edward Brzychcy of Rockport, and Paul Brzychcy of Gatesville, Texas; his former wife, Susan (Noble) Pino of Rockport; one sister, Phyllis Lycett and her husband, Philip, of Seabrook, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Janice Lafata; and his brother, James Noble.Continued ...
- Saturday, January 25, 2014
Louise J. Lister, 93
Rockport — Louise (Jump) Lister, wife of the late Dr. Lloyd Lister, died peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2014, at the Kindred Den-Mar Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Rockport, after a lengthy progressive affliction with Alzheimer’s disease.Continued ...
Robert F. Jarvis, 84
Gloucester — Robert Francis Jarvis, 84, of Gloucester, MA, died on January 24, 2014, of a brief illness at Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by loving family. He was the husband of Marcia (Kauppinen) Jarvis, with whom he shared 44 years of marriage.Continued ...
- Friday, January 24, 2014
Esther C. Ball, 99
Rockport, MA — Esther Clare (Loughlin) Ball of Rockport, MA, peacefully drew her last breath at age 99 on January 21, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born in 1914 at home to Marietta (Cunningham) Loughlin and Thomas P. Loughlin in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Her life spanned almost 100 years from WWI, to the Great Depression, through WWII, up to proudly voting for our current President. Esther was a lifelong Democrat, a Red Sox fan (after the Braves left Boston) and a supporter of the Boston Symphony. Her many Cunningham and Loughlin cousins remained her companions throughout their lives. She was an intelligent, witty, independent woman.Continued ...
Salvatore Orlando, 87
Gloucester — Salvatore “Sammy” Orlando, 87, husband of Sharon A. (Ferrant) Orlando, died on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 23, 2014
Longtime Boston TV anchor Curtis dies
BOSTON (AP) — Longtime Boston television news anchorman Chet Curtis, half of the beloved "Chet and Nat" married anchor team at WCVB-TV, has died. Curtis died Wednesday at Brigham and Women's Hospital of complications of pancreatic cancer, accordingContinued ...
- Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Bernard M. Amero Jr., 77
Gloucester — Bernard M. Amero Jr., 77, died peacefully in the home that he loved, with his wife and son by his side, after a long illness. He was the husband of Lucille M. (Elwell) Amero and father of M. Bernard Amero III.Continued ...
- Saturday, January 18, 2014
Anthony J. Parisi
Gloucester — Anthony J. Parisi of Gloucester and Boynton Beach, FL, husband of Adriana (Mineo)Continued ...
Genevieve M. Wallace, 79
Rockport, MA — Genevieve M. (Silva) Wallace, 79, of Rockport, MA, wife of the late Leon “Windy” Wallace, (who was lost at sea in 1988), passed away in the Beverly Hospital on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, with her family at her side. She was born in Gloucester, MA, on January 6, 1935, the daughter of the late Mabel (MacLeod) and John Silva. She attended local schools and worked at Tadco Print Shop here in Rockport, up to her retirement. She is survived by her two daughters, Laura, wife of Michael Clay and Lisa, wife of Mark Littlefield; six grandchildren, Molly, Hannah and Adam Clay and Sara, Emma and Eric Littlefield, all of Rockport; sisters-in-law, Norma Silva and Jean Curley, both of Gloucester. She was predeceased by her sisters, Marie Landry, Florence Grover, Madelyn Morash; brothers, Francis “Shorty” Perry, John Silva Jr. and James “Big Jim” Silva, along with many nieces and nephews.Continued ...