Anna M. Newcomb, 67
GROVELAND — Anna M. (Bezzati) Newcomb, 67, of North Port, Fla. and formerly of Groveland, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007 in Venice, Fla. surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Woburn on Aug. 5, 1940, daughter of the late Edward and Josephine (Mastascusa) Bezzati. She was educated in Peabody schools and was a graduate of Peabody High School.
She was the inside sales manager for United Foam & Plastics Co., Inc., Georgetown, until her retirement in 2000. Previously she had been employed at Pentucket Regional High School, West Newbury, and St. Patrick’s Parish Kindergarten, Groveland.
Mrs. Newcomb had been a resident of Florida for the past five years and previously had been a resident of Groveland for 42 years. She was a member of Sacred Hearts Parish of Bradford at St. Patrick Church, Groveland, and was a member of San Pedro Catholic Church, North Port, Fla. She was an active member of her Florida community were she played gold and tennis. She leaves many friends who will miss her dearly.
Her surviving family members are her husband of 48 years, Roger W. Newcomb of North Port, Fla.; his daughter, Cheryl A. Ryan of Haverhill; her son, Roger W. Newcomb Jr. and his wife Kristen of East Hampstead, N.H.; her four loving grandchildren, Ashley and Dillon Ryan and Courtney and Casey Newcomb; her two brothers, Edward Bezzati of Salem, Ma. and Robert Bezzati of Salem, Ma.; her sister, Patricia Tillman and her husband Paul of Peabody; and nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late John Bezzati.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends were invited to the memorial Mass of Christian burial on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m. in Sacred Hearts Church Chapel, Bradford. It is suggested that the Carleton Ave. entrance to the Chapel be used for attending. Interment followed in Elmwood Cemetery, Salem St., Bradford. At the request of the family there will be no funeral home calling hours. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Tide Well Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements are by the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Funeral Service of 52 Salem St., Bradford and 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. (978-372-1534).
Jennie Pappas, 82
IPSWICH — Jennie “Brownie” (Bouranis) Pappas, 82, wife of Angelo Pappas, died Friday evening, Oct. 5, 2007 in the Beverly Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born in Ipswich on Oct. 17, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Bessie (Pappademtropoulos) Bouranis. Born, raised and educated in Ipswich she was a life-long resident of the town. She was also a life-long member of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of Ipswich.
Mrs. Pappas was formerly employed at Sylvania in Ipswich, the Ipswich Shellfish Company and the Ipswich Maritime Seafood Company.
Mrs. Pappas is survived by, in addition to her husband of Ipswich, two children, John Pappas of Ipswich and Cindy McCrensky of York, Pa.; four grandchildren, Matthew McCrensky and Meghan McCrensky both of York, Pa., Erin Pappas and Michael Pappas both of Ipswich; three great-grandchildren, Evan, Chelsea and Myles all of York, Pa.; two sisters, Georgia Lane of Eliot, Maine and Helen McKay of Haverhill; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, Lafayette Road, Ipswich. Burial will be in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Morris Funeral Home, 45 North Main St., Ipswich, relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers please make contributions in Mrs. Pappas’ name to the Greek Orthodox Church of Ipswich, P.O. Box 6, Ipswich, MA 01938. For directions or to send condolences to the family please go to MorrisFH.com.
Darwin Lee Peterson, 51
HAVERHILL — Darwin Lee Peterson, 51, of Haverhill, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 at his residence.
Mr. Peterson was born in Mandan, N.D. on June 20, 1956, son of Karol (Robinson) Peterson of Mandan, N.D. and the late Russell Peterson.
He was educated in the Mandan, N.D. schools and was a graduate of Mandan High School.
He had been a resident of Haverhill since December of 1998 and previously resided in Beverly.
For over 20 years he had been employed at the Dominion Power Plant, Salem. He was a certified electrician and was a member of the Electrical Workers Union, AFL - CIO.
Darwin is survived by his wife, Gudlaug (Fondahn) Peterson of Haverhill; his two daughters, Augusta Peterson of Haverhill and Fondahn Peterson of Haverhill; his mother, Karol (Robinson) Peterson of Mandan, N.D.; his two brothers, Dave Peterson of Indiana and Douglas Peterson of Bismarck, N.D.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends were invited to attend the calling hours at the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Haverhill Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill on Friday, Oct. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. Private family interment will be in North Dakota at the convenience of the family.
Edmond W. Roguski, 82
LAWRENCE — Edmond W. Roguski, 82, of Lawrence, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 at the Mary Immaculate Nursing Restorative Center.
The son of the late Alexander and Katherine (Sierpina) Roguski, Edmond was born in Lawrence on Aug. 29, 1925. He was educated in Lawrence schools and was a graduate of Lawrence High School. He enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1943, and served in World War II. He served as a Staff Sergeant with the 277th Engineer Combat Battalion, seeing service in the Rhineland, Central Europe and the Ardennes. He earned his Rifle Marksmanship, and received several awards and decorations for his service.
Upon his discharge in 1946, he took over operations of Roguski’s Market on Springfield Street in South Lawrence from his father and operated the market until his retirement in the late 1980s. He was well known for his Polish Kielbasi throughout eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Even after his retirement, he still made his kielbasa for people for Christmas and Easter.
He attended the former Holy Trinity Church of Lawrence. He was a long-time member of the Ward Six Club of Lawrence, where he held numerous offices and was president of the club for 10 years. He organized the annual Lawrence Christmas Parade for several years. He was a life member of the Lawrence Lodge of Elks, B.P.O.E., Lodge 65. He was also a member of the AMVETS, D.A.V. and the V.F.W. For his service at the Ward Six Club, they dedicated the back hall to him. In his youth, he played baseball for the St. Patrick’s team, and several other Lawrence teams. He was an avid follower of the Boston Red Sox.
He is survived by his sister, Fabiola Swift of Lawrence; a nephew and his wife, Michael T. and Donna J. Swift of Haverhill; a niece, Diane M. Barbour of Derry, N.H.; two grandnephews, Jason and Robert Swift of Haverhill; and two grandnieces, Katherine and Julie Barbour of Derry. His brother, Leonard Roguski, died in action at the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service was held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Boles Memorial-Baron-McAuliffe-Yameen Funeral Home, 184 Jackson St., Lawrence. Burial followed in the Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence. Relatives and friends called on Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Boles Memorial-Baron-McAuliffe-Yameen Funeral Home, 184 Jackson St., Lawrence (978-686-0386).
Ernest V. Porro, 79
HAVERHILL — Ernest V. Porro, 79, of Haverhill, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Born in Haverhill, son of the late Anthony and Mary Porro, he was raised and educated in Lynn and attended Lynn Vocational High School.
A veteran of World War II, he served as a seaman in the U.S. Navy from 1946 until 1948 and was a recipient of the World War II Victory Medal.
Mr. Porro retired from Lucent Technologies after 13 years of service as a mechanic in the maintenance department, and had also previously worked at Hudson Shoe Machinery and Sharaf Shoe Machine Co., both of Lynn.
Mr. Porro lived in Lynn for many years before returning to the city in 1969 and was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Dorothy (Dunn) Porro, two sons, Richard E. Porro and his wife Norma of Haverhill, and Stephen A. Porro of Epping, N.H., two daughters, Jo-Ann M. Surette of Haverhill, and Christine E. Gouthier and her husband, Mark of Haverhill, a son-in-law, Jeffrey R. Surette of Haverhill, two brothers, Alfred Porro of Lynn, and Robert Porro of Alton Bay, N.H., three sisters, Elizabeth Moran of Peabody, Antoinette Clark of Bradford, and Natalie Johnson of Lynn, grandchildren, Jason Porro, Adam Porro, Justin Surette, Kelsey Surette, Ashley Gouthier and Ryan Gouthier, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Armand Porro.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill. His funeral will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, 2007 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home, with burial to follow in Linwood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 382 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.
Richard Theoharis, 85
HAVERHILL — Richard Theoharis, 85, of Haverhill, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2007 at his residence.
He was born in Haverhill, June 25, 1922, son of the late George and Edna (Dunn) Theoharis, and was educated in the Haverhill School System.
During World War II he served in the United States Navy, attaining the rank of S1c.
Until his retirement in 1988 Mr. Theoharis was employed for the Mass. State Highway Department for over 17 years.
He was a member of the VFW, Salem, NH, and the DAV, Newburyport.
He was the husband of the late Jessie (Bradley) Theoharis who died in 1991 and his survivors include three sons; Jonathan R. Theoharis of Lowell, George F. Theoharis of Wichita, Kan., Jeffrey Theoharis of Lawrence; two daughters, Victoria J. Straw and her husband Charles of Newton Junction, N.H., Constance D.Theoharis of Haverhill; a brother, George Woodsum of Newburyport; a sister, Eleanor Girrier of Cape Cod; a sister-in-law, Victoria Bradley of Haverhill and a dear family friend, Linda Gallant of Amesbury.
Richard was extremely proud of his Greek heritage and recent discovery of his Mic Mac Indian Ancestry. Back in the day, he enjoyed playing “45’s (a local card game) with friends where the 5’s are the highest card in the deck. Five is where he stood in life: five children, five grandchildren (Joshua, Adam, Samantha, Rachel and little George) and five great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to attend the graveside service Friday at 10 a.m. in the Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill and Bradford. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Pauline M. Searl, 88
HAVERHILL — Pauline M. (Comeau) Searl, 88, of Haverhill, formerly of Georgetown, passed away Sunday night, Oct. 7, 2007 at the Penacook Place Nursing Home in Haverhill. She was the widow of Donald B. Searl who died in 1999.
Mrs. Searl was born in Dover, N.H. on Nov. 8, 1918, daughter of the late Amadee and Rose Ann (Gaudette) Comeau.
She lived in Haverhill until she was married, then moving to Georgetown where she remained for over 60 years.
Pauline loved crafts in her early years, bingo, traveling and going out to eat. She loved people, making friends with everyone she met. But most of all she loved her large family, and was always there with a helping hand. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church of Georgetown.
She is survived by her sons, Donald and wife Joan of Groveland, Karl and wife Delores of S. Hampton, N.H., Paul and wife Karen of Georgetown; daughters, Rose M. Ryan and husband Joe of Groveland, Josephine Williams and husband Robert of Sebastian, Fla. and Alice Rodgers of Byfield; sisters, Rita Kelso of Newburyport and Elodie M. Cheney of Las Vegas. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to say they are ever so grateful to Penacook Place and all the wonderful girls on Three South for the loving care and kindness shown to their beloved and her family. The exceptional care and support brought great comfort when needed most.
ARRANGEMENTS: A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Harmony Cemetery, Georgetown. There will be no calling hours. Donations in her memory may be made to Penacook Place, 150 Water St., Haverhill, MA 01830. Arrangements by the F.S. Roberts and Son Funeral Home of Rowley. For information, directions or to offer condolences visit www.fsrobertsandson.com.
Florence N. Turner, 79
HAVERHILL — Mrs. Florence Natalie (Shattuck) Turner, 79, of Haverhill, died Saturday, May 12, 2007 at the Merrimack Valley Hospital.
She was born in Haverhill, Oct. 12, 1927, daughter of the late Harold J. and Florence J. (Starbird) Shattuck and was educated in the Haverhill Public Schools.
Prior to her retirement she had been employed as a cashier at the former A & P Supermarket in Haverhill
The greatest joy of her life was her family and three grandchildren.
She was married to the late Paul J. Turner who died in 1994, and her survivors include her grateful children, a son Peter J. and his wife Judith Turner of Merrimack, N.H.; a daughter Paula Ann Turner of Atkinson; three grandchildren, Melanie Ann Dean, Tiffany Natalie Turner and Courtney Marie Turner; two great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Riah; and several nieces and nephews. Florence was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Alice Lavoie, Edythe Snow, Norma Howard, Arthur Shattuck and Harold Shattuck.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to her memorial Mass Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. in St. James Church Lower Chapel. Burial will be 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.
Maidion San’ Antonio, 75
WINTER PARK, Fla. — Maidion San’ Antonio, 75, of Winter Park, Fla., left us to be in a better place.
She was born in Andover on Aug. 3, 1932, the daughter of the late Harold and Florence Gray. She was educated in Lawrence Schools and received her associate’s degree becoming an LPN. While raising her five boys alone, she worked at many local facilities in Massachusetts before moving to Florida where she retired from nursing.
She and her husband, Antonio, enjoyed travelling, she was a great mother and was a caring and compassionate person to all who knew her.
The widow of Antonio San’ Antonio, she leaves her five sons, Daniel McDonald and his wife Maureen of Bradford, Arthur McDonald of North Conway, N.H., Stephen McDonald of Haverhill, Gregory McDonald and his wife Kathy of Springfield and Michael McDonald and his wife Cynthia also of Springfield; two brothers, Robert Gray and his wife Joyce of Lawrence and Harold Gray of Florida; one sister, Edith Mills and her husband Edward of Florida; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc., 233 Lawrence St., Methuen. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence. For condolences or directions visit pollardfuneralhome.com.