George B. Peabody, 84
PLAISTOW, N.H. — George B. Peabody, 84, a lifelong resident of Plaistow, died peacefully Monday evening, Sept. 17, 2007 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Born in Plaistow, Nov. 6, 1922, son of the late Warren and Gladys (Riley) Peabody, he attended the Pollard School and Haverhill High School.
Mr. Peabody left school at the age of 16 to aid his parents in the support of his seven brothers and sisters. He worked first at Merrimac Ice Co. as an ice pusher on a conveyor belt and was later promoted to driver of the delivery truck for the Haverhill area. He later was employed at the L.H.Hamel Leather Co. for several years.
At the time of his retirement in 1982, Mr. Peabody was the head custodian at the Pollard School where he had worked since 1952 and had also served as the school truant officer and school nurse for several years.
Mr. Peabody worked at landscaping for several years and was the owner and operator of the first commercial trash collection service in Plaistow and the owner and operator of Peabody Furniture Co.
A member of the Plaistow Fire Department from 1940 until 1972, he was elected to the position of fire chief in 1971 and 1972 and had also served as a part-time deputy police chief for the Town of Plaistow several years ago. He served as Deputy Forest Fire warden for the State of New Hampshire for 15 years, retiring in 1980 and was presently in his twelfth year of service on the Plaistow Municipal Budget Committee. He had previously been a member of the Town Hall Green Advisory Committee, the Plaistow Conservation Committee and also was active with the Plaistow Cemetery.
A longtime member of the Plaistow Firemen’s Association, he was granted life-membership in 1994, and was also a life-member of the Plaistow Fish and Game Club and an honorary member of the Plaistow Fish and Game Ladies Organization and a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Plaistow.
The husband of the late Natalie (Davis) Peabody, who died in 1965, he is survived by his wife of 28 years, Eleanor (Snow) (Wheeler) (Sargent) Peabody; three sons and daughters-in-law, George A “Butch” and Bonnie Peabody, David R. and Mary Peabody, and Jeffrey E. and Sandra Peabody, all of Plaistow; stepson and his wife, Allan H. and Leslie Wheeler, of Plaistow; a brother, Raymond Peabody of Haverhill; a sister, Lorraine Torrey of Newbury, Vt.; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Elbridge, Carl, and Leo Peabody; sisters, Mildred Morehouse and Evelyn Morton; and his granddaughter, Lisa Marie Peabody.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends called on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow. His funeral will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007 at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, Main Street, Plaistow . Burial will follow in Plaistow Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Plaistow Firemen’s Association, Elm ST., Plaistow, NH; or to The First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 144, Plaistow, NH 03865.
Frances Credit, 80
AMESBURY — Frances (Goldsmith) Credit, 80, of Amesbury, died Sunday evening, Sept. 16, 2007 at Hannah Duston Nursing Home in Haverhill. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Credit.
Born in Newburyport on July 13, 1927, she was the daughter of the late John and Elsa (Lundgren) Goldsmith.
She graduated from Newburyport High School in 1945 and then worked at Towle Manufacturing in Newburyport until it came time to raise her family.
She designed and sewed her own clothes, was a very talented oil painter. She enjoyed reading and Bingo. More recently, she resided in assisted living at the Elizabeth Calsey House in Amesbury.
She is survived by a daughter, Robyn Credit and companion, Terry Leahy, of West Newbury; a son, Jon R Credit and wife Ann Marie of Fort Mill, S.C.; three grandchildren, Niki and Holli Credit and Andrew Boone, all of Ft. Mill, S.C.; two sisters, Mildred Egan of Hartford, Conn., and Vera Stephenson of Southbridge; along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, John Goldsmith; and a sister, Verna Goldsmith.
ARRANGEMENTS: There will be a private service and burial at the Belleville Cemetery in Newburyport. Family and friends are invited to join in a celebration of Fran’s Life at 32 Way to the River, West Newbury, on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007 at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Beacon Hospice, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 222C, Beverly, MA 01915; or to the American Stroke Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688. Arrangements are by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green St., Newburyport.
Robert L. Dufault, 63
HUDSON, N.H. — Robert Leo Dufault, 63, of Hudson, N.H. died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 3, 1944 in Haverhill, son of the late Leo and Laurette (Methot) Dufault.
Bob was the husband of Susan (Holt) Dufault of Hudson with whom he shared 40 years of marriage.
While growing up, he attended Salem schools and later received a B.S. from UNH where he played football and a masters in science education from WPI. He taught chemistry at Salem High School for 32 years until his retirement in 2002. While teaching at Salem High, Bob founded the wrestling team and held the status of master teacher. In 2003 he was inducted into the Salem High Sports Hall of Fame for his playing football and for his founding and coaching wrestling.
During his retirement he volunteered his time with the Summer Program in the Hudson School System as well as teaching night school in Manchester and Salem.
He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, having been stationed in Louisiana and Germany as a Chemical Officer.
Bob enjoyed woodworking however his greatest joy was spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He loved being involved in their activities.
Besides his loving wife Susan, survivors include one son and a daughter-in-law, Andrew and Laurie Dufault of Merrimack; one daughter and a son-in-law, Christina and Daniel Sweeney of Hudson; three grandchildren, Ryan Sweeney, Robert Sweeney and Marissa Sweeney all of Hudson; a mother-in-law, Elaine Holt of Georgetown, Maine; also a sister-in-law, Katherine Daniell; as well as several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be on Monday, Sept. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry St., Hudson. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday. Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 27 Library St., Hudson. All may meet at church. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to either Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054 or Home Health and Hospice, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060. To send an online message of condolence or for directions please visit www.dumontsullivan.com. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.
Irio Goldoni, 85
HAVERHILL — Irio Goldoni, 85, of Bradford, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007 at the Edith Nourse Memorial VA Hospital in Bedford.
He was born in Bologna, Italy on May 28, 1922, son of the late Luigi and Pasqua (Benati) Goldoni. He later came to this country at the age of 10, was educated in the Haverhill School System and proudly served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps, receiving the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, and the American Theater Campaign Ribbon.
He was employed as a sheet metal worker at the Todd Bath Shipyard in Portland, Maine, a cook at Lamazzo’s Restaurant in Haverhill, a hand sewer at various shoe factories throughout Massachusetts, a furniture salesman at Gerson’s Furniture Haverhill, and finally joined his wife and daughter at Mary Pauline’s Beauty Shop in Haverhill until his retirement.
He was an avid reader; he enjoyed sketching, cooking, bowling, golfing, and most of all, dancing. He was a devoted family man and especially enjoyed family gatherings and Sunday dinners.
His survivors include his wife of 60 years Lena (Solimino) Goldoni of Bradford; daughter Linda Cassell and son-in-law James J. Cassell of Haverhill; three grandchildren, Laureen Laffey and husband Joseph, James L. “Jimmy” Cassell and Michael I. Cassell all of Haverhill; two great-grandchildren, Joey and Linda Laffey; his brother, George C. Goldoni and wife Ellie of Bradford; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Monday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m. from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 So. Main St., followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. James Church, Winter Street, Haverhill. Burial followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Haverhill. Calling hours at the Bradford funeral home were Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. Mass Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA, 02472; or to the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
James B. Harb, 92
HAVERHILL — James B. Harb, 92, of Haverhill, died on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007 at Merrimack Valley Hospital, Haverhill.
Mr Harb was born and raised in Lawrence and lived in Haverhill since 1949.
He worked at the former American Woolen Mills, Lawrence and for many years and before retirement, he owned and operated Jim’s Variety Store on Cedar Street, Haverhill.
Mr Harb was a disabled veteran and served with the U.S. Army Ozarc Division during World War II. He was a life member of the National DAV.
He was a member of St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church, Lawrence.
The widower of Stella (Mestugrates) Harb, his family members include his son, Atty. Robert D. Harb and his wife Cindy Harb of Plaistow, N.H.; and his daughter, Patricia Harb Ferguson and her husband Richard G. Ferguson of Haverhill. He has a brother, Edward J. and his wife Ann Harb of Methuen and a sister, Louise and her husband Sub Deacon Abraham Abdulla of Lawrence. He has three grandchildren, Christine Harb, Sarah Harb and Matthew Ferguson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim was the brother of the late Joseph Harb and Mitchell Harb.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours were on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. A funeral Mass was said on Monday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony Church, Lawrence. The burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery, Methuen. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The National Exchange Club Foundation, 3050 Central Ave., Toledo, OH 43606. To send an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.
Jean S. Hiller, 80
NEWBURYPORT — Jean S. (Chamberlain) Hiller, 80, lifelong Newburyport resident, died Friday morning, Sept. 14, 2007 at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Haverhill, with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of LeRoy “Roy” M. Hiller Jr., with whom she celebrated 61 years of marriage.
Born May 20, 1927 in Newburyport, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Chamberlain and Violet (Wilson) Edgecomb Langevin and was a graduate of Newburyport High School, Class of 1945.
Jean had worked as a secretary for various businesses in the Newburyport area, including Cherry Hill Nursery and for several years had also worked as a hygienist.
A longtime, faithful member of the Old South United Presbyterian Church of Newburyport, she sang with the church choir over 40 years and also sang with the Newburyport Choral Society. Not only did she have the voice of angel, but she had the gift to make anything grow and blossom, from plants and flowers, to family, faith and friendships.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Scott D. Hiller, and wife Kimberly L. of Fremont, N.H.; two grandchildren, Paige Dalton of West Roxbury and Jennifer Hiller of Manchester, N.H.; one sister, Hazel Terry of Newburyport; and four nieces and one nephew. She was predeceased by her sister, June McCaughn.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the Old South United Presbyterian Church, Federal Street, Newburyport. By request of the family, there will be no visiting hours and interment will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Old South United Presbyterian Church, Federal Street, Newburyport, MA 01950. Arrangements are by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green St., Newburyport.
Raymond F. Collins Sr., 90
ANDOVER — Raymond F. Collins Sr., 90, beloved husband of the late Irma (Brewer) Collins, died at the Nevins Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre in Methuen on Sunday evening, Sept. 2, 2007.
He was born in Calais, Maine on April 29, 1917, a beloved son of the late Asa and Ethel (Wilson) Collins.
Mr. Collins became an Andover police officer in 1949. He was made Sergeant on May 5, 1957, and was made the first ever Lieutenant on the department on March 23, 1969. He retired from the Andover Police on Dec. 31, 1981.
In his spare time, Mr. Collins enjoyed watching the Bruins and Red Sox and also working on his yard.
He is survived by his two sons, Raymond F. Collins Jr., and his companion, Elizabeth Rubino and her daughter, Meg Rubino, all of Haverhill and Harold Collins of Derry, N.H.; one sister; Frances Powell of Corvallis, Ore.; two grandchildren, Amy Renee and her husband Walter Delaney of Lake Villa, Ill. and Jess and his wife Amy Collins of Malta, Ill.; four great-grandchildren, Alex and Emma Grace Collins and Sean and Kyle Delaney; and four nieces and one nephew.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service was celebrated in the Andover Baptist Church, 7 Central St., Andover, on Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial was private. Donations in Raymond’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For additional information, please visit www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Jacob Green, 97
WATERVILLE, Maine — Jacob Green, 97, of Waterville, Maine and formerly of Haverhill, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007 at the Lakewood Nursing Home in Waterville, Maine.
He was born in Haverhill, Oct. 5, 1909, son of the late David and Etta (Labinsky) Green, and was educated in the Haverhill Public Schools.
Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as a salesman for the Vulcan Heel Co. in Amesbury.
A resident of Waterville, Maine, since 1982, he had also resided in Lawrence, Methuen, and Merrimac.
Mr. Green was married to the late Rita V. (White) Green, and his survivors include a son, David J. and his wife Victoria M. Green of Waterville, Maine; a daughter, Eleanor L. and her husband Robert Lewis of Ipswich; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Benjamin Green, Joseph Green and Lee Roche.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services were held Wednesday at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, and followed by burial in the Children of Israel Cemetery. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill/Bradford.
Stanley C. Blankenship, 60
HAVERHILL — Stanley Cline Blankenship, 60, of Haverhill, died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 10, 2007 at home.
Born in Richwood, W.Va. on March 29, 1947, Stanley was the son of the late James and Nadine (Blake) Blankenship. He was educated in Medina, Ohio public schools. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
He had been a resident of Haverhill since 1984 and previously resided in Cambridge. Stanley was always looking for adventure. He traveled in his youth; from Los Angeles in the late 60s to New England in the late 70s, where he found his home.
As a young man, he was guided by motorcycle racing, poetry, art and music. He never lost his love of the arts, and remained a poet, painter, and musician for the rest of his life.
Most recently, Stanley was devoted to music and Eastern Arts and Philosophy. He studied Flamenco with the Omayra Amaya Flamenco Dance Troupe in Boston. He was a martial arts student of Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming and Kwan Sai Hung.
He taught Tai Chi to private students and classes.throughout the area — Dance Technics in Merrimac, and the Fitness Factory in Newburyport, but he especially loved working with the elderly; in Chelsea and Newton, as well as at Nichols Village in Groveland. He also practiced meditation at the Insight Meditation Center in West Newbury.
He was employed at Analogic Devices and at Malden Mills as a Special Projects coordinator. Most recently, he worked with the severely impaired at the Kimmi-Nichols Center in Salem, N.H.
He is loved and dearly missed by those surviving him: a son, Myles Cole Blankenship of Los Angeles; his mother, Nadine Blankenship of Medina, Ohio; a sister and her husband, Suzanne and Douglas Sheldon of Rutland, Vt.; two nephews, Raoul North of Medina, Ohio and Orin Sheldon of Salt Lake City; close friend, Dawn Vallejo of Newburyport, and her children, Alex and Carolyn; former spouse, Krystine Hetel of Haverhill; and aunts, uncles and cousins too numerous to mention.
ARRANGEMENTS: At the request of the family, internment will be private. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Haverhill/Bradford.
George E. Johnson, 56
WINTHROP, Maine — George E. Johnson, 56, died peacefully in Winthrop, Maine at his lakeside home on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007.
He was born on Feb. 22, 1951 in New Brunswick, N.J. He lived in Metuchen, N.J. and attended the University of Maine where he received a degree in forestry. He was a licensed land surveyor and worked for Design Consultants, Inc. in Somerville until his illness.
He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting and cherished the time spent with his two Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Abigail and Quincy.
He was predeceased by his father, George L. Johnson and a sister Patricia (Patsy) Johnson.
He is survived by his mother, Betty Johnson; sibling, Beverly Onucki and husband John Onucki; their daughter, Lisa Onucki; and others siblings, Albert, Barbara and James Johnson, all of Metuchen, N.J.
George touched many lives and will be missed by his friends at the Carleton Home in Georgetown, and the Whittier Rehabilitation Center in Haverhill.
ARRANGEMENTS: Donations to George’s memory can be made to Chesapeake Safe Harbor, 113 Waldoboro Road, Bemen, ME 04511, www.chesapeakesafeharbor.com.
George W. Perry Jr., 85
SOUTH HAMILTON — George W. “Scundi” Perry Jr., 85, husband of Muriel (Landers) Perry, died Thursday evening, Sept. 13, 2007 at Beverly Hospital.
Born in Beverly, son of the late George W. and Bertha (Potter) Perry, he was a graduate of Beverly High School, Class of 1940.
He attended evenings at Bentley College until he was called to serve his country during World War II. He served in the Infantry 25th Division, 35th Regiment Company D. He joined the active service in the spring of 1943 and was part of the Guadalcanal and Villa Larella, the Philippine Campaigns and the occupancy of Japan. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries received in action, as well as the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Asiatic and Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Battle Stars, the Philippines Liberation ribbon with one star and the Gard Conduct Medal. He was discharged in November 1945.
Mr. Perry was retired from the United Shoe Machine Corporation/Emhart Corp. in 1984, having worked 44 years in the research division and the Boston office as a sales administrator.
Mr. Perry was a member of the Beverly Golf and Tennis Club for over 55 years and he was an associate member of the Italian Community Center. He was also a member of Dane Street Congregational Church in Beverly.
Surviving him in addition to his wife with whom he would have shared 59 years of marriage on Oct. 9 are two children, Stephen Perry of Salem and Kristine Brown of Beverly; three sisters, Mabel Anderson, Dorothy Corthell, and Eleanor Scullion, all of Beverly; four grandchildren, Craig Perry and his wife Kellie of Danvers, Ryan Perry and his wife Caitlin of Haverhill, Jason Brown and his fiance Krista Genest of Ashland and Scott Brown of Beverly; two great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Aidan Perry of Danvers; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Douglas Perry; brother of the late Paul, Willard and Norman Perry, Marjorie Perry; and father-in-law of the late John Brown.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service will be held at Campbell - Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, 9 Dane St., Beverly, (downtown location) on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Visiting hours are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial in North Beverly. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062, www.kidneyhealth.org. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Robert K. Carey, 59
NEWBURYPORT — Robert K. “Bob” Carey, 59, of Methuen, died Saturday night, Sept. 8, 2007 after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his daughter, Meghan K. Carey of Newburyport.
Born in Newburyport, the son of the late Ernest and Helen (Fennelly), he worked for many years as a funeral director.
A 1966 graduate of Newburyport High School and 1970 graduate of St. John’s Seminary, he loved spending free time at the beach, on the golf course and on the ski slopes. After suffering a stroke, he took up adaptive skiing and competed in the Kostick Cup at Loon Mountain. This past winter, he took home a second-place trophy.
He never let his physical limitations get him, or his spirit, down. Although he wished he could have continued working, Mr. Carey spent many hours volunteering, leading stroke and bereavement support groups.
He is also survived by two sisters, Kathleen C. Marshall, and her husband Wayne, of Newburyport, and Jean C. Maher, and her husband, William, of Danvers; two nephews, Scott Marshall of Newburyport and Brendan Hickey of Haverhill; and friend, Kathleen Carey of Newburyport.
ARRANGEMENTS: His memorial Mass was celebrated on Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Star of the Sea Parish, 18 Beach Road in Salisbury. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newburyport immediately followed. Donations can be made to Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital, Patient Education Fund, 70 Butler St., Salem, NH 03079. Funeral arrangements are by the Twomey LeBlanc Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, www.twomeyleblanc.com.
Gladys Melendez, 76
HAVERHILL — Gladys Melendez, 76, of Haverhill, died Friday evening, Sept. 14, 2007 at the Baker Katz Nursing Home.
She was born in Puerto Rico, Jan. 14, 1931, daughter of the late Roberto Melendez and Emilia Arroyo and received her education in Puerto Rico. In 1954 she relocated to Brooklyn, N.Y., where she was employed as a seamstress.
Gladys had been a resident of Haverhill since the 1997.
She was married to the late Alexander Alvarez, and her survivors include a son, Raymond Irizarry of Teaneck, N.J.; three daughters, Minerva Alvarez of Holyoke, Wendy Alvarez of Plainfield, N.J., Shirley and her husband Stanley Fung of North Andover; sister, Angelita Rivera of Puerto Rico; brother, Osbaldo Melendez of Puerto Rico; step brother, Monico Melendez of New Britain, Conn.; step sister, Teresa Melendez of New Britain; three grandchildren, Alex Fung, Kevin Fung and Isabella Mylene Alvarez Gomez.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Condolences to her family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill/Bradford.
Sally J. Morency, 79
SALEM — Sally J. (Winding) Morency, 79, of Haverhill, formerly of Salem, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 at the Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence. She was the wife of the late Herbert E. Morency.
Born in Chicago, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Iva (Cunningham) Winding. Sally was raised and educated in Waukegan, Ill. and graduated from Northwestern with a degree in physical education. A resident of Salem for over 40 years before moving to Haverhill in 2005, she was a communicant of the St. Thomas The Apostle Church, where she sang in the choir.
Prior to her retirement in the early 1990’s, Sally was employed for many years at the former Bill’s Variety Store on North Street, Salem, at Moody Square.
She is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Morency of Haverhill and, with whom she resided, Margaret and her husband Daniel Gallagher of Billerica; three grandchildren, Caitlin, Patrick and Brian Gallagher, all of Billerica; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 21, 2007 at 9 a.m. form the Full-Spychalski Funeral Home, 84 Washington Square East, by Salem Common, Salem, followed by a memorial Mass at 10 a.m. at the St. Thomas The Apostle Church, North St., Route 114 at the Salem-Peabody line. A committal service will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours are Thursday evening, 6 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to North Shore Feline Rescue, P.O. Box 1263, Middleton, MA 01949. For online guest book and other information, visit www.SalemFuneral.com.
John D. Owens, 41
WORCESTER — John D. Owens, 41, of Worcester, and formerly of Haverhill, died Friday evening, Sept. 14, 2007 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester.
He was born in Haverhill, Jan. 12, 1966, son of the late James J. Owens III, who died in 1995, and Kathleen M. (Kelleher) Owens of Bradford.
John was educated in the Haverhill Public School System and was a 1984 graduate of Haverhill High School, where he lettered in football and baseball. He later attended Assumption College and Worcester State.
He was employed as an electrical apprentice and more recently as a technician with J. N. Phillips of Marlborough.
John adored his four nieces and nephew and had many wonderful times with them. He was also an avid Red Sox fan.
Besides his mother, Kathleen M. (Kelleher) Owens of Bradford, his survivors include two brothers, James J. Owens IV and his wife Kirsten C. Blackwill of Westwood and Michael P. Owens of Haverhill; sister, Kelly A. and her husband Lawrence A. Bryer of Bradford; his grandfather, Eugene Goodreault of Walnut Creek, Calif.; his companion, Michelle Kirouac of Worcester; four nieces and a nephew, Declan J. A. Bryer and Kasey K. Bryer both of Bradford, Kayla M. Owens and Madison E. Owens both of Haverhill, and Eleanor B. “Ellie” Owens of Westwood; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to his funeral Wednesday morning at 9:30 from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St., Bradford, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 in Sacred Hearts Church. Burial was in St. James Cemetery. Calling hours at the Bradford funeral home were Tuesday evening 5 to 8 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund Tribute Program, 1309 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446-9918. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Thomas W. Veilleux, 60
HAMPSTEAD, N.H. — Thomas W. Veilleux, 60, of Hampstead, N.H. died Thursday evening, Sept. 13, 2007 at the Parkland Medical Center in Derry, N.H.
Born in Lawrence, son of the late Leo T. and Irene (Voyer) Veilleux, he was a member of the Lawrence Central Catholic High School, Class of 1965, where he played football and basketball. Mr. Veilleux attended The University of Southern California and was presently employed as a programmer analyst at Watts Regulator Co. of North Andover for over 20 years.
A devoted Red Sox and New England Patriots fan, Mr. Veilleux enjoyed sports all of his life as a member of youth baseball and basketball teams and later as an avid tennis player and golfer. He was passionate about studying and investing in the stock market, and also enjoyed reading, especially the Wall Street Journal and historical novels.
Mr. Veilleux possessed a quick wit and a dry sense of humor and was known as a generous, kind, and soft-spoken man. He will be missed but always remembered by his family, friends and co-workers.
Predeceased by his brother, Paul Veilleux, his survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Joseph Beaudoin of Hampstead; a brother and sister-in-law, Leo A. and Debra Veilleux of Bradford; a sister-in-law, Pauline Veilleux of Methuen; nieces and nephews, Joseph A. Beaudoin III, and his wife Ami of North Pomfret, Vt., Charles Veilleux of Boston, Stephen Beaudoin of Derry, Michele Beaudoin of Portsmouth, N.H., Kara Veilleux of Weymouth and Keri (Veilleux) Miller and her husband Steven of Hampton; two great-nephews,”The Green Mountain Boys,” Ben and Alek Beaudoin of No. Pomfret.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow, N.H. Visitation will precede the service from 10 to 11 a.m. A private family burial service will take place following the service in St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association.
Teresa R. Stagno
METHUEN — Teresa R. Stagno, of Methuen, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007 at the Caritas Holy Family Hospital in Methuen.
Mrs. Stagno was born in Wakefield, the daughter of the late Salvatore and the late Maria (Marino) Puglisi.
She was educated and had graduated from Haverhill High School.
She was employed by Western Electric in North Andover as a layout operator for 34 years prior to her retirement.
She was a member of the Holy Rosary Church in Lawrence, enjoyed playing cards with her friends on Christopher Drive in Methuen and also traveling to Foxwoods with her friends. She also enjoyed cooking and was very devoted to her family.
Mrs. Stagno was the beloved wife of 30 years of the late Dominic Stagno and is survived by her son, J. Stephen Stagno and his wife “Mary” “Lillian” of Methuen; her daughter, Carol Scalisi and her husband Salvatore of Methuen; her grandchildren, Christian Stagno, Laurin Kotyla and her husband Christopher, Adam Stagno, Jana Scalisi and Mark Scalisi; her great-grandson, Colby Kotyla; her loving nieces and nephews, Sylvia Giampa of Hampton, N.H., Marie Law of North Carolina, Marie Puglisi of Bradford, Salvatore Puglisi of Merrimac, James DeLuca of Lawrence and Lori Eilhhorn of Lawrence; her brother-in-law, Frank Cali of Plaistow, N.H. and her sister-in-law Sally DeLuca of Lawrence. Mrs. Stagno was also sister of the of the late Virginia DiPiro of Haverhill, the late Frank Puglisi of Haverhill, the late Pauline Cali of Plaistow, N.H. and the late Dominic Puglisi of Plum Island.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends called on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen, MA 01844. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, Sept. 17, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Church in Lawrence, MA 01841. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 and the American Parkinson Disease Association, 720 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118.
Mark R. Whalen, 56
METHUEN — Mark R. Whalen, 56, of Methuen, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2007 at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington.
Mark was born on June 18, 1951, in Haverhill, to Edgar L. and Dolores R. (Foley) Whalen. He attended Haverhill schools, graduated Haverhill High School and graduated from North East Tech School in Boston.
Mark was a member of Far Corners Golf Course in Bradford.
Mark worked as a heating and air conditioner technician for Cambridge City School Department for many years.
Mr. Whalen is survived by his wife Sun Hui (Youing) Whalen of Methuen; stepson Edward Dukeshire of Haverhill; stepdaughter Diana Dukeshire of Bradford; beloved sister Sheila J. and her husband Leonard L. Stabile of Salem, N.H.; nephew David. M. Andrus of Salem, N.H.; and several aunts and cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends may call on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. Funeral services will begin on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at the funeral home at 8:45 a.m., with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at All Saints Parish Church, 120 Bellevue St., Haverhill. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, in Bradford.
Genevieve S. Wheeler, 90
HAVERHILL — Genevieve S. Wheeler, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 at Merrimack Valley Hospital, following a short illness.
She was born in Haverhill, Jan. 30, 1917, daughter of John and Sophie Kolodziej.
She was a member of All Saints Parish, and formerly a member of St. George’s Catholic Women’s Club.
Miss Wheeler was a graduate of Haverhill High School. She received a bachelor’s degree from Framingham State College and a master’s degree from Simmons College.
She taught home economics at Haverhill High School, and was also head of the Home Economics Department until her retirement.
She enjoyed traveling during her school vacations. She especially liked spending her summers at the family home at Angle Pond.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Atty. Ben Wheeler and Dr. Peter Wheeler. She is survived by a niece, Nancy Watson of North Carolina; and her cousin, Janet Kolodziej of Haverhill. She is also survived by her longtime friend and caregiver, Kathy Niles; and several cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will begin Thursday (today) at 9 a.m. from the Scatamacchia Funeral Home, 358 Washington St., Haverhill. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in All Saints Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Visiting hours were held Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. To send online condolences, go to www.Scatamacchiafuneralhome.com.
Anthony R. Pellegrino, 30
HAVERHILL — Anthony R. Pellegrino, 30, of Haverhill, died Sunday evening, Sept. 9, 2007 in a car accident in Haverhill.
He was born in Methuen, Jan 8, 1977, son of Anthony G. Pellegrino of Haverhill, and the late Linda (Dinsmore) Pellegrino. Tony was educated at St. Joseph’s Grammar School and attended Haverhill High School. While in middle school he enjoyed playing baseball and was on the school’s team.
He was employed for several years with his cousin at Pellegrino Construction and was currently working for Central Ceiling Company.
Tony enjoyed diving, golf, and recently had taken up skydiving.
Beside his father, Anthony G. Pellegrino of Haverhill, his survivors include two brothers, Robert “Skip” and his wife Cindy Pellegrino of Salisbury, N.H., and Christopher A. Pellegrino of Haverhill; a sister, Veronica L. “Ronnie” Pellegrino of Haverhill; a niece, Cassandra Pellegrino; a nephew, Robert A. Pellegrino; his maternal grandmother, Rosalie (DeBurra) Wile of Newton, N.H.; his paternal grandfather, Anthony Pellegrino of Methuen; aunt, Anne Marie “Auntie Anne” Pellegrino and husband William Matthews of Methuen; several cousins; and his girlfriend, Melissa “Mel” Bistany of Haverhill.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, were Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Burial in the Elmwood Cemetery will be at the convience of the family. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Richard Marini, 68
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Richard Marini, 68, of Manchester, N.H. and a former resident of Derry, N.H., died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry.
He was born in Haverhill, on Feb. 15, 1939, a son of Helen (Rice DiVincenzo) and the late Marino Marini. Raised in Haverhill, he was a graduate of Haverhill High School. He lived In Derry for many years and was a resident of Manchester for the past 11 years.
Mr. Marini was a longtime employee of Continental Can Co. and was most recently employed at OSRAM-Sylvania.
He was a former candlepin bowling champion and had pitched softball in several area leagues for many years. Richard enjoyed deep-sea fishing and was known as a friend by many.
He is survived by three daughters, Sherry Ferronetti of Newton, N.H., Rene Biggart of Haverhill, and Laina Connolly of Manchester; six sons, Michael Marini and Richard Marini, both of Kingston, N.H., Greg Marini and Keith Marini, both of Haverhill, Edward Marini of New Mexico and Douglas Floyd of Jacksonville, Fla.; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; his mother, Helen DiVincenzo of Haverhill; two sisters, Nancy Bousnakis of Bradford, and Sheila Burris of Salem, N.H.; his longtime companion, Gaye Yanuszewski; and also by many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: There are no calling hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry, is handling arrangements. For more information, visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Marie A. Pesce, 89
BEVERLY — Marie A. (Tahce) Pesce, 89, a resident of Harborlight House in Beverly, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007 at the Beverly Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Pesce.
Born and raised in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Corrine (Michaud) Tache. During the World War II years she worked for Sylvania in Ipswich for the war effort. Marie worked for many years in the admitting office of Salem Hospital. Upon her retirement, she, her husband, and two daughters moved to Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Marie returned to Salem in January 2000.
She is survived by three daughters, Paulette T. Pesce of Haverhill, Susan H. Pesce and Denise L. Davis, both of Mississippi; a son-in-law, Michael Gleason of New Jersey; two brothers, Henry Tache and Norman Tache and his wife Annette all of Salem; two sisters-in-law, Victoria and Lucienne Tache, both of Salem; six grandchildren, Deborah and Katherine Gleason, Kimberly Sabertini, Angie Edwards, Tony Davis and James Gorski; and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. Marie was the mother of the late Janet Gleason.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial Mass on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007 at 5 p.m. in Ste. Anne Church, 290 Jefferson Ave., Salem. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Harborlight House Resident’s Fund, 1 Monument Square, Beverly, MA 01915. For additional information and guestbook please visit www.levesquefunerals.com.
Elaine A. Kosta-Smith, 60
SALISBURY — Elaine A. Kosta-Smith, 60, of Salisbury, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007 at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. She was the wife of Arthur Smith, to whom she had been married for 13 years.
Born in Newburyport, June 9, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Andronikos “Andy” and Angelina “Kiki” (Contos) Kosta and was a graduate of Newburyport High School.
For many years, Elaine was a bookkeeper at the Haverhill Campus of Northern Essex Community College, and with her husband Arthur, ran St. Basil’s Kitchen of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation of Newburyport.
She loved to travel and had visited many wonderful places with her brother and her family.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her brother, Charles Kosta and wife Elizabeth of Plaistow, N.H.; and several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours were held Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green St., Newburyport. Services from the funeral home were Tuesday at 10 a.m., followed by services at 11 a.m. the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 7 Harris St., Newburyport, with burial in Highland Cemetery, Newburyport. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Basil Fund of the Greek Orthodox Church, P.O.B. 575, Newburyport, MA 01950.
George B. Peabody, 84
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Betsy J. (Dailey) Derby, 68
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Caroline Surette, 90
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