- Thursday, February 6, 2014
Agnes R. Slade, 87
MANCHESTER, MA -- Agnes R. (Hyland) Slade, 87, of Manchester, passed away on November 30, 2007.Continued ...
Thomas J. Linquata, 86
Magnolia — Thomas J. Linquata, 86, passed away early Wednesday morning, February 5, 2014, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Josephine “Fini” (Parisi) Linquata.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Sandra J. Russo
Lynn — Mrs. Sandra J. (LaFlam) Russo, 71, of Lynn, formerly of Gloucester, passed away on Saturday February 1, 2014, at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Phillip M. Russo and the late Paul Bergman Sr.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Former 2nd lady Joan Mondale dies at age 83
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Joan Mondale, who burnished a reputation as "Joan of Art" for her passionate advocacy for the arts while her husband was vice president and a U.S. ambassador, died Monday. She was 83. Walter Mondale, sons Ted and William and oContinued ...
Anne G. Alexander, 84
Gloucester — Anne G. (Lancello) Alexander, 84, wife of the late John Alexander Sr. of Gloucester, passed away on Monday morning, February 3, 2014, at her home in East Gloucester.Continued ...
Donald Banfield, 83
Dunstable, MA — Donald Banfield, 83, of Dunstable, Mass., died on Friday, January 31, 2014, at the Fairhaven Nursing Home in Lowell, Mass., after a brief illness.Continued ...
John Kelley, 81
Danvers — John M. Kelley, 81, formerly of Revere, died on Saturday, February 1, 2014. He was a chemical specialist, and also served during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Blitch Kelley; children, Cynthia Foster and husband, Robert, of Boxford, Michael Kelley and wife, Cathy, of Rockport; stepchildren, Denise Eagan and husband, Tom, of Chelmsford, John Blitch and wife, Holly, of Colorado, and Tehani Blitch of Colorado; and grandchildren, Stuart and Clark Foster, Ethan and Colin Kelley, Sean and Nathaniel Eagan, and Danielle and Heather Blitch.Continued ...
- Monday, February 3, 2014
Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment
NEW YORK (AP) -- Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote and created a gallery of other vivid characters, many of them slovenly and somewhat dissipated, was found dead Sunday in his aContinued ...
Gordon W. Anderson Sr., 79
Gloucester — On January 29, 2014, Gordon W. Anderson Sr., 79, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict, died peacefully at Beverly Hospital, following a brief illness. With him at the time were his beloved four children and sisters. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Nickerson) Anderson, who died in March of 1999. They had shared 42 years of marriage.Continued ...
- Friday, January 31, 2014
Benjamin T. Johnson Jr., 65
Gloucester, MA — Benjamin T. “Tommy” Johnson Jr., 65, of Gloucester, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday morning, January 28, 2014. Tommy was born in Gloucester, MA, on June 22, 1948, son of the late Benjamin T. Johnson Sr. and Elizabeth (Duclow) Johnson. He lived in Gloucester all his life and attended public schools and graduated from Gloucester High School with the Class of 1966. His love of Gloucester was evident from him being a young boy who loved the ocean to his last job with Seven Seas Whale Watch aboard “The Privateer.” He had worked at O’Donnell-Usen Fisheries as a foreman for many years as well as with Hiltz Moving and Storage. He loved Gloucester and relished talking and answering questions and telling stories about the history of the city. He was very much a “people person,” making many friends quite easily and he could be found walking endlessly with his grandchildren up and down the boulevard to the point where he joked that he wore out 3 baby strollers. Tommy could often be heard bragging, to anyone who might listen, about his four children and his grandchildren and their accomplishments, large or small. He was very proud of each one of them. The hours spent with his children and grandchildren were the most important times in his life, and his reason for living. He and his best friend, Barbara Ehler, could be seen picking winter berries all over Cape Ann. Tommy spent many hours volunteering at various local organizations. Tommy is survived by his daughter, Tamie Rodolosi and her husband, Larry; his sons, Christopher Johnson, Jarred A. Johnson, Thomas B. Johnson and his wife, Erica O’Toole, all of Gloucester; eight grandchildren, Alisha, Alex, Vanessa, Tyler, Camryn and Mia Rodolosi, Thomas J. Johnson and Jarred E. Johnson, all of Gloucester; six sisters, Judith Bove of Haverhill, Eileen Pereira of FL, Catherine Dagley and her husband, William, Carly Osier and her husband, Quimby, Sally Santos and her husband, Ronald, Tracy Sikorski and her husband, Michael, all of Gloucester and one brother, Robert Johnson and his wife, Cheryl, of Salisbury; his very special friend, Barbara Ehler; his former wife, Linda Johnson and his lifelong friend, Doug Hiltz, all of Gloucester. He was predeceased by his sister, Marily Gale and his former wife, Paula Johnson and two brothers-in-law, Richard Bove and Ronald Pereira.Continued ...
Helen Currau Churchill, 90
Levels, WV (Gloucester) — Helen Churchill passed away peacefully in the VA Center of Martinsburg on Saturday morning, January 25, 2014. Helen was preceded in death by two loving husbands, Robert Simerly, Sr. and James Churchill; her daughter, Helen Snow and her husband, Bobby; and her grandson, Billy Snow.Continued ...
May Calnek, 91
Manchester-by-the-Sea — May Calnek (Mary Elizabeth Edgecomb), October 6, 1922 to January 25, 2014, was the daughter of Mary and Mark Lodge Edgecomb. She was predeceased by her artist husband, Louis H. Calnek and sisters, Florence and Margie, all originally of Manchester. May is survived by her daughter, Lotte Calnek and grandson, Bennett Sterling, also of Manchester; sister, Shirley Hopkins of Virginia and sister-in-law, Patricia McLeod, Brooksby Village.Continued ...
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 ...