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Obituaries

Obituaries
  • 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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  • 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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    Mar 27, 2014 1 Photo
  • 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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    Mar 25, 2014 1 Photo
  • 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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    Mar 25, 2014 1 Photo
  • 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
  • John S. Bartlett Jr., 95

    Peabody — John Sumner Bartlett Jr., of Peabody, died on March 21. He was the beloved husband of the late Camille (Schexnayder) Bartlett. The 95-year-old led a spirited walk through life, serving his country, the phone company, and most notably, his family.

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  • Russell Allen Young, 89

    Cotuit, MA — Russell A. Young “Papa” passed away, with family by his side, on March 17. Russ was born and raised in Orleans, and was predeceased by his parents, Everett and Hilda Young; his older brother, Robert; and his grandchild, Jesse Tyler Barr.

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  • Saturday, March 22, 2014
  • Charles Albert Harvey, 93

    Gloucester — Mr. Charles Albert Harvey, 93, of Gloucester, beloved husband of the late Phyllis B. (O’Rourke) Harvey, died Thursday morning at Den Mar Nursing Home in Rockport.

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    Mar 22, 2014
  • Mary F. Allen, 98

    Rockport, MA — Mary Frayer Allen, 98, died quietly and peacefully at her home in Rockport on March 13, 2014, following a long and full life.

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  • Friday, March 21, 2014
  • Joan (Murphy) Colby, 86

    Magnolia — Joan A. (Murphy) Colby, 86, died Wednesday evening, March 19, 2014, at the Rosewood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Peabody. She was the wife of the late Arthur F. Colby, who died in September of 2002. They had shared forty-five years of marriage.

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    Mar 21, 2014 1 Photo
  • Ward R. Spears, 61

    Hamilton — Ward Rankin Spears passed away peacefully Monday, March 17, after a long battle with cancer.

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  • Thursday, March 20, 2014
  • Barbara (Perkins) Moore, 85

    Essex — Barbara A. (Perkins) Moore, 85, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband, LeRoy S. Moore, Jr., their eldest son, Robert E. Moore and a sister, Alice Johnson.

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  • Eleanor T. (Cabral) DeCaro

    Gloucester — Eleanor T. (Cabral) DeCaro, 82, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, following an extended illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. DeCaro, who died in December of 2004. They had shared fifty-two years of marriage.

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