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Obituaries

Obituaries
  • Thursday, April 3, 2014
  • Nona Porter, 82

    Pasadena, CA — Nona Phyllis (Hunter) Porter, 82, formerly of Brookline and Gloucester, died in Pasadena, CA, on March 5, 2014. Born in Boston on May 20, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Edith (Sofnas) and Joseph Simon Hunter.

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  • Timothy Whitehead, 76

    West Hartford, CT — Timothy Whitehead, of 1355 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT, beloved husband o

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  • Wednesday, April 2, 2014
  • Evelyn M. Arvilla, 89

    Gloucester — Evelyn Mae (Silva) Arvilla, 89, wife of the late Joseph F. Arvilla Jr., with whom she shared 57 years of marriage, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2014, surrounded by her family. She battled pneumonia for three months, hoping to make it home from the nursing home.

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  • Priscilla M. Hobbs, 89

    Rockport — Priscilla M. (St. George) Hobbs, 89, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday morning, March 30, 2014. Priscilla was born in Gloucester, Mass. Her husband, Joseph Tognazzi, died tragically, and she later married Lester Hobbs of Rockport, brother of Harold Hobbs and his wife, Florence.

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  • Ruth Luella Bailey, 87

    McMinnville, Or — Ruth Luella Bailey of Marblehead, Mass., born on October 3, 1926, passed awa

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  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014
  • Marion E. Daulton Rogers, 97

    Nashua, NH — Marion E. (Sammet) Daulton Rogers, 97, a former resident of Fitchburg, Mass., recently of The Huntington at Nashua, Nashua, N.H., died on March 31, 2014. She was born in Fitchburg on April 21, 1916, and was a daughter of the late Alfred and Annie (Zink) Sammet.

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  • Monday, March 31, 2014
  • Elaine Brown, 70

    Gloucester, MA — Elaine Brown, 70, of Gloucester, Mass., formerly of Newton, Mass., died peacefully in her home on March 28, 2014. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Brown of Gloucester; by her son and daughter-in-law, Joshua and Norine Brown; and her beloved grandsons, Evan and Alex Brown of Portland, Conn.; and by her brother, Stephen Brecher, her sister-in-law, Dorsey Yearley of Needham; and her nephews, Robert and Andrew Brecher of Newton.

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  • Gerald F. Goodwin, 105

    Billerica, MA — Gerald F. Goodwin, 105, of Billerica, husband of his late second wife, Catherine (Donovan) Goodwin of Cambridge, and first wife, Elizabeth (Muise) Goodwin of Gloucester, passed away on March 25, in the Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in Billerica, Mass. Gerald was born in Canso, Nova Scotia, Canada, on June 24, 1908, and was the son of the late Frank and Martha L. (Lumsden) Goodwin.

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  • Saturday, March 29, 2014
  • Elizabeth C. Enos, 86

    Gloucester, MA — Elizabeth C. Enos, 86, of Gloucester, passed away on March 28, 2014. She was born in Gloucester on May 19, 1927, and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Harriett (Carter) Enos. Liz moved to Essex as a young child. Her family later settled in West Gloucester, where she attended the West Gloucester, two-room Bray School. She graduated from Gloucester High School, Class of 1945, as a Sawyer Medal recipient. For many years, Liz worked in Gloucester for the Prudential Insurance Co. She later moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked for the Department of the Navy in the personnel department. Her ability to hire and place employees within the department led her to become a Navy recruiter. She traveled all over the state of West Virginia, and often spoke on radio stations and at high schools to describe the types of clerical positions that were available in the D.C. area. Liz loved her job, but the constant traveling began to be too much for her, and so she returned to Gloucester. She worked for Sylvania, several local attorneys, Gloucester District Court, The Industrial Cab Co. in Essex, and finally retired to care for her ailing mother. Liz's favorite place in the world, except for her home, was Rockport, Mass., where she would visit as often as possible. She is survived by her sisters, Dorothea (Enos) Presutti, wife of the late Claude Presutti of Essex, and Helen (Kay) Schuster and her husband, Wes, of Gloucester; a niece, Jodi (Presutti) Harris and her husband, Daniel F. Harris IV of Essex; a nephew, Dean A. Presutti and his wife, Kimberly, of Byfield; nephew, Richard Jameison and his wife, Jackie; and niece, Rhonda Murry, all of Gloucester. She also left her great-niece, Kate (Harris) Mineo and her husband, Nate; and her great-nephew Alex, all of Essex.

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    Mar 29, 2014 1 Photo
  • Maureen Ann Taylor, 54

    Gloucester — It is with the greatest grief to inform you all, that I lost my soul mate and best friend, Maureen Ann “Mugs” Taylor, 54, of Gloucester, on Sunday night, March 23, 2014. My darling Mugs passed away in her sleep. It was a huge shock to us all.

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  • Friday, March 28, 2014
  • Edward A. Fish, 89

    Rockport, MA — Edward A. Fish, 89, local artist and husband of the late Betty D. (Verhey) Fish, of Rockport, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014, at the Addison Gilbert Hospital. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 28, 1925, he was the son of the late Andrew Jackson Fish and Lucia E. (Bacon) Fish.

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  • Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Maria C. Gaipo, 94

    Gloucester, MA — Maria C. Gaipo, 94, wife of the late Manuel T. Gaipo, Jr., died peacefully on Monday, March 24, 2014, surrounded by her family, after a brief illness. Maria was born on March 18, 1920, on the Island of Faial, Azores. She was the daughter of the late Maria Carmelinda Quaresma and Flaminio daSilva.

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  • Robert Jermain, 89

    Manchester, MA — Robert A. Jermain, a longtime resident of Manchester, MA, passed away recentl

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  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014
  • Dorothy Addams 'Dotty' Brown, 90

    Gloucester — Dorothy Addams Brown, or "Dotty" as she was fondly known, died gracefully in her home on Eastern Point in Gloucester, Mass., on March 20, 2014, the first day of spring. She departed this world with the support of her friends, neighbors, cousins, and caregivers, knowing that the power of friendship is almighty and a source of infinite strength. Her giant smile, hearty laugh and generous spirit were truly contagious. Dotty was a role model of kindness, humility and stewardship. She was a highly esteemed financial officer at the Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Co. for four decades. She passionately believed in the transformative power of education, and her legacy will guarantee that many generations will be exposed to, and have access to the arts, local history, travel, and scholarship opportunities.

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    Mar 26, 2014
  • William F. Donovan, 77

    Rockport — William “Bill” Donovan, 77, of Rockport, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014, in Salem Hospital, after a brief illness.

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  • William H. Morris, 77

    Gloucester — William Henry Morris, 77, of Gloucester, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2014.

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  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014
  • Barbara G. Hofhaug, 92

    Gloucester, MA — Barbara G. (MacDonald) Hofhaug, died early on Sunday morning, March 23, in her Gloucester home. She was 92. She was born in Everett, Mas., on May 11, 1921. Her husband, Rolf, was also born in Everett, where they met. They married in 1951, and shared 32 years, raising three children, Robert, Richard and Diane, before Rolf died of heart failure in 1983, at the age of 66.

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  • Paul Douglas Dexter, 72

    Rochester, NH — Paul Douglas Dexter, born in Gloucester, Mass., on March 22, 1942 passed away peacefully on March 19, 2014, at his home in Rochester, N.H. He was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Eleanor Dexter; and his sister, Norma Dexter of Gloucester. Paul is survived by his loving wife, Alice Pierce Dexter of Rochester; his daughter, Heidi Lynne Dexter of Haverhill, Mass.; and his son, Paul Douglas Dexter Jr., daughter in-law, Katherine Dexter and his two granddaughters, Emma and Nora Dexter of North Yarmouth, Maine. He is also survived by eight siblings: Judith Dexter of Walnut Creek, Calif..; Clark Dexter, and wife, Jeraldine, of Gloucester, Stephen Dexter and wife, Dawn, of South Hamilton, Susan Sullivan and husband, Thomas, of Gloucester, Christina Rhodes and husband, Richard, of Gloucester, Kathleen Hurlburt and husband, Arthur, of Gloucester, Rebecca Aliberti and husband, Francis, of West Lake Village, Calif., and Roberta Dexter of Gloucester; and many nieces and nephews.

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  • William F. Donovan, 89

    Rockport — William “Bill” Donovan, 89, of Rockport, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014, in Salem Hospital, after a brief illness.

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  • Monday, March 24, 2014
  • Charlotte (Potts) Britton, 99

    Danvers — Charlotte Ruth (Potts) Britton, 99, died on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at her residence at Putnam Farms in Danvers.

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    Mar 24, 2014

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