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The O'Donnell Funeral Home

O'Donnell Funeral & Cremation Service, owned and operated by the O'Donnell family since 1934, provides funeral and cremation services to families on the North Shore out of its two locations in Salem and Danvers, Massachusetts. Our staff consists of certified, professional funeral directors, embalmers, and other death care personnel who handle the entire process with care and dignity, using their experience and skills to ease the burden on families affected by a meaningful loss.

Respectfully paying a loved one a final farewell is a difficult but meaningful process, and O'Donnell's staff will make all efforts to accommodate the religious or ethnic customs of the deceased's family. Meeting the needs of those left behind and assuaging the pain of a tremendous loss is the primary function of our company.

The services offered by O'Donnell Funeral & Cremation Services include full coordination of the funeral or memorial service and burial, cremation services, death benefits coordination, merchandise procurement, embalming, grief services. As a family-owned business, O'Donnell Funeral and Cremation service is a company you can trust to help you create a dignified, meaningful, and personalized celebration of life in honor of your loved one.


Our Obituaries

Ellen Gibson Hardy

May 18, 1952 - June 18, 2017

SALEM - Ms. Ellen Gibson Hardy 65, of Salem perished Sunday, June 18th, 2017 at the Beverly Hospital. Born in Chelsea, MA the daughter of Paul Charles Sr. and Lois Marie (Flaherty) Hardy. She was raised and educated in Malden where she graduated Malden High School class of 1970. She continued her education at Garland Junior College where she attended for two years and attended the school of...
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Pauline Elizabeth (White) Mungan

June 17, 2017

LYNN – Mrs. Pauline Elizabeth (White) Mungan, 91, of Lynn, beloved wife of the late Fredrick A. Mungan died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Jesmond Nursing Home in Nahant. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Harry W. and Elizabeth (Hall) White. She was raised and educated in Marblehead and was a graduate of Marblehead High School. Mrs. Mungan had been...
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Jaydon Ray Dancy

June 9, 2017

SALEM – Jaydon Ray Dancy 11, of Salem, died unexpectedly as the result of a tragic accident, June 9, 2017 in Salem. Born in Salem, he was the son of Michelle Margaret (Cox) Dancy and Raymond Fitzgerald Dancy. Raised and educated in Salem, Jaydon was currently a student at the Carlton School. He had previously attended the Bates and Saltonstall Elementary Schools. A determined...
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Rita E. (Rourke) Dunn

September 18, 1918 - May 19, 2017

MARBLEHEAD – Mrs. Rita E. (Rourke) Dunn, 98 of Marblehead, wife of the late John Thomas Dunn, died Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Lafayette Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility surrounded by her family. Born in Orono, Maine, she was the daughter of the late William and Gladys Rourke. Raised and educated in Marblehead, MA, she was a graduate of Marblehead High School. A loving and...
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Jane Frances (Jaworski) Hannify

May 14, 2017

SALEM – Mrs. Jane Frances (Jaworski) Hannify, 65 of Salem, beloved wife of Michael F. Hannify, died Sunday, May 14th, 2017 at Salem Hospital. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Henry J. and Rosamond (Trainor) Jaworski. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School. Jane had been employed for many years at the former Danvers State Hospital and...
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John M. Carbone

May 13, 2017

Mr. John M. Carbone, 92, of Salem, beloved husband of the late Irene E. (Guy) Carbone, died peacefully, Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers with his loving daughter at his side. Born in Salem he was the son of the late Peter and Margaret (Lettich) Carbone. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School. Mr. Carbone had been employed...
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Dean Russell Thompson

May 12, 2017

SALEM – Mr. Dean Russell Thompson 58, of Salem, beloved husband of Linda (Tassinari) Thompson, died unexpectedly following a brief illness Friday, May 12, 2017 at his home. Born in Salem he was the son of the late Jack and Virginia Thompson. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1978. Mr. Thompson had been employed as a roofer for many...
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Jeanette A. Rychcik

May 10, 2017

Ms. Jeanette A. Rychcik, of Danvers, died Wednesday May 10, 2017 at Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Beverly surrounded by her loving family. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Kotas) Rychcik. She was raised and educated in Salem, attended St. John the Baptist Grammar School and was a graduate of Salem High School. Jeanette continued her...
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Robert S. McDermott

October 8, 1957 - May 9, 2017

SALEM – Mr. Robert S. McDermott 59, of Salem, beloved husband of Linda K. (Trepas) McDermott, died Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of Robert R. and Nancy McDermott. He was raised and educated in Oregon, Ohio and was a graduate of Clay high School. He continued his education at the University of Southern California,...
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Nicholas W. "Nick" Eichel

September 29, 1980 - May 4, 2017

SALEM - Mr. Nicholas W. Eichel, 36, of Salem, beloved husband of Sandra M. (Trufant) Eichel, passed away Thursday May 4, 2017 at North Shore Medical Center Salem Hospital. Born in Melrose he was the son of Therese Golden and William H. Eichel. He was raised and educated in Peabody. In addition to his loving wife Sandra and his parents, Nick is survived by his three daughters, Makenzie Eichel,...
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Flaviano A Vetro

May 2, 2017

SALEM – Mr. Flaviano "Sonny" A. Vetro 83, of Salem, beloved husband of the late Anabea (Gallo) Vetro, died peacefully Tuesday, evening, May 2, 2017. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Giacamo and Antima (Casale) Vetro. Sonny was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1952. An honorably discharged veteran he served his country as a member...
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Kathleen M. (O'Leary) Callahan

April 24, 2017

SALEM - Mrs. Kathleen M. (O'Leary) Callahan 96, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Michael Joseph Callahan Jr., died Monday, April 24th, 2017 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Anna G. (Barry) O'Leary. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School. She continued her education at Salem State...
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Kimberly Ann Shaw

April 24, 2017

SALEM – Mrs. Kimberly Ann (Thompson) Shaw, 47 of Salem, beloved wife of Ed Shaw entered eternal rest after a courageous seven-year battle with breast cancer on Monday, April 24, 2017 in the loving care at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She also had fabulous care by the doctors and nurses at Mass General Hospital Cancer Center in Danvers. Born in Texas, she lived in many states...
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Patrick "Pat" Fanning

November 30, 1950 - April 1, 2017

SALEM- Mr. Patrick 'Pat' Fanning, 66 of Salem, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at his home. Born in Salem, he was one of eight children of the late Richard 'Dick" Fanning and Mary (Wright) Fanning. Pat was raised and educated in Salem graduating from Salem High School, Class of 1968. An honorably discharged veteran he served his country as a member of the United States Coast Guard....
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Arthur F. "Archie" King

March 30, 2017

BYFIELD – Mr. Arthur F. "Archie" King, 85 of Byfield, beloved husband of the late Lydia (Niciewski) King, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at home. Born, raised and educated in Peabody, he was the son of the late Fred A. and Charlotte (MacDonald) King. Mr. King had been employed by the City of Salem as a Foreman for the Department of Public Works for over 30 years. His great...
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Brian L. MacIntyre

September 16, 1965 - March 19, 2017

SALEM - Mr. Brian L. MacIntyre 51, of Salem, beloved husband of Lee Anne (Shaffaval) MacIntyre, died Sunday, March 19th, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident. Born in Salem he was the son of Beatrice (Durocher) MacIntyre of Salem and the late Charles MacIntyre. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1983. Mr. MacIntyre was employed...
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Carolyn (Marquis) Ganglani

March 12, 2017

Marblehead-Carolyn (Marquis) Ganglani, 73, of Marblehead, died Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Hathorne Hill, Danvers, following a lengthy illness. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Lionel and Emma (Czosek) Marquis. She was raised and educated in Marblehead and was a graduate of Marblehead High School, Class of 1961. Well known in the community as the Proprietor of Marquis...
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Pamela M. Shidler

November 20, 1971 - February 24, 2017

SALEM - Miss Pamela M. Shidler 45, of Salem, died unexpectedly February 24th, 2017 at her home. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of Catherine (Fuce) Shidler and J. Lou Shidler. She was raised and educated in South Boston and was a graduate of Newman Preparatory School. Later in life she attended Salter School for Medical Assistance certification. Pam was a loving and...
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Ruth "Dinah" Cullen

February 21, 2017

Mrs. Ruth "Dinah" Cullen 93, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Frank George Cullen, died Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at her home. Born in Lenham, Kent County, England, she was the daughter of the late John and Annie (Tree) Card. She was raised and educated in England and after retirement she came to live in the United States with her daughter, Valerie and husband Michael. ...
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Maryann Gallo

February 20, 2017

SALEM – Ms. Maryann Gallo 59 of Salem, died Monday, February 20, 2017 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Born in Salem she was the daughter of Charlotte (Splaine) Gallo and the late James Gallo. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1975. A loving and dedicated mother, daughter sister and aunt, Maryann devoted her life to her family. She was...
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Joseph R. Turcotte

April 18, 1930 - February 18, 2017

SALEM – Mr. Joseph R. Turcotte 86, of Salem, beloved husband of the late Ruth Marie (Furey) Turcotte, died peacefully Saturday, February 18th, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Telesphore and Bertha (Dupuis) Turcotte. He was raised and educated in Salem and attended the former St. James School. An honorably discharged veteran he...
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Anna (Balestrieri) DiIorio

February 14, 2017

SALEM- Mrs. Anna (Balestrieri) DiIorio 91, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Antonio DiIorio, died Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at Brightview in Danvers. Born in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Raffaele and Bridget (DiIorio) Balestrieri. She was raised and educated in Italy and immigrated to the United States settling in Salem where she has since resided. A loving wife, mother...
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William Scott Costello

January 31, 2017

SALEM - Mr. William Scott Costello 52 of Salem, son of Peter and Cynthia (Pierce) Costello, and beloved husband of the late Debora Rose (Dawkins) Costello, died January 31st, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. Though born in Salem, at the age of 8 he and his family moved to Pompano Beach, Florida in 1971. He graduated from Deerfield Beach High School in 1982 and attended Broward...
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Edwin W. (Ed) Pasternak

January 30, 2017

SALEM – Mr. Edwin Walter (Ed) Pasternak, 92, died peacefully at home on Monday, January 30, 2017. Ed is survived by his son, Robert E. (Bob) Pasternak, and his wife, Bernice A. (Bunnie) Pasternak, his daughter, Nancy A. McCarthy, and his beloved, only grandson, CJ McCarthy, and his wife, Jenny McCarthy. Ed's wife, Catherine A. (Kay) (Williams) Pasternak, pre-deceased him in January 2015,...
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Marie A. (Dzierzanowski) Pasquarello

March 8, 1932 - January 30, 2017

SALEM – Mrs. Marie A. (Dzierzanowski) Pasquarello 84, beloved wife of the late Carmeno A. Pasquarello, died Monday, January 30th, 2017 at Care One in Peabody Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Lucy Dzierzanowski. She was raised and educated in Salem. Marie had been employed with the Sylvania Osram Corporation for 28 years until the time of her retirement in...
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Billy Joel Soto

January 20, 2017

PEABODY- Mr. Billy Joel Soto 25, of Peabody, entered eternal rest unexpectedly Friday, January 20th, 2017 at Salem Hosptial in Salem. Born in Salem, he was the son of Mirope Ramos and Billy Soto and step son of Robert Navarro. He was raised and educated in Peabody and attended Peabody Veterans Memorial High School. Billy was currently employed with National Tire and...
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Minnie Hartwell-Tocco

January 18, 2017

SALEM- Minnie Elizabeth Hartwell-Tocco of Salem passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Minnie enjoyed listening to music, writing, and dancing, she always enjoyed laughing and spending time with her family and friends. Minnie was born in Salem, the daughter of Paula Sherwood of Gloucester and the late Lloyd M. Hartwell. Minnie is survived by her three daughters, Kailee Hartwell of...
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Richard T. Torto

January 11, 2017

LYNN- Richard T. Torto, 71, of Lynn, passed away peacefully after a long illness surrounded by his family on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Mass. General Hospital in Boston. The son of the Late Arthur and Genevieve (Petrucci) Torto, Richard was born in Lynn on October 25, 1945. He was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Lynn, Class of 1963; received his B.S. Degree from Boston College,...
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Gloria Ann (Steeves) (Marino) Emerson

January 8, 2017

SALEM- Mrs. Gloria Ann (Steeves) (Marino) Emerson 83 of Salem, beloved wife of the late Arthur Emerson and the late Joseph Marino, died Sunday, January 8, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Anna M. (Myers) Steeves. She was raised and educated in Lynn. Mrs. Emerson had been employed with the City of Salem School...
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Laura Marie (Chadbourne) Parent

January 7, 2017

SALEM- Mrs. Laura Marie (Chadbourne) Parent 77, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Wilfred Parent, died Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House Surrounded by her loving family. Born in St. Johnsburry, Vermont, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Ruth (Gilpin) Chadbourne. She was raised and educated in Ipswich and was a graduate of Ipswich High School. Mrs....
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John Phillip Martin

January 5, 2017

SALEM- John Phillip Martin 31, of Salem, died unexpectedly, January 5th, 2017 at his home. Born in Kilgore, Texas, he was the son of James Lee and Grace L. (Williams) Martin. He was raised and educated in Salem and attended Salem High School. While in High School, John was a member of the Salem High School Football and Wrestling teams. A loving son, brother, uncle and great uncle, John...
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George J Kehoe

December 30, 2016

SALEM – Mr. George J. Kehoe, 81, of Salem, beloved husband of Joan M. (Krevatis) Kehoe, died Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by his family. Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late James and Gertrude (Gauthier) Kehoe. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School. As a young man, George served his country...
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Bradford M. Greene

December 25, 2016

PEABODY – Mr. Bradford M. Greene, 96, of Peabody MA, husband of the late Mary Louise (Cobb) Greene, died peacefully on Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Sunrise at Gardner Park in Peabody. Born in Springfield, MA, he was the son of the late Chester Marson and Louie Day (Mallette) Greene. Raised and educated in Springfield, he was a graduate of Classical High School and continued his education at...
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Lisa Marie Ronan Murphy

December 25, 2016

SALEM- Ms. Lisa Marie Ronan Murphy, 55, of Salem, died unexpectedly Sunday, December 25th, 2016 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a brief battle with cancer. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Elaine (Murphy) Ronan. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1979. Lisa had a big heart and was...
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Delia Y. (Raymond) Riley

December 17, 2016

SALEM- Mrs. Delia Y. (Raymond) Riley 94, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Joseph James Riley, died Saturday, Dec. 17th, 2016 following a brief illness. Born in Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Ludger and Alice (Lebel) Raymond. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 5 with her family and made the City of Salem her lifelong home. She attended...
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Brian L. Fullerton

December 6, 2016

SALEM- Mr. Brian L. Fullerton 71, of Salem, beloved husband of Lorraine M. (Borenstein) Fullerton, died, Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 2016 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by his adoring family. Born in Beverly, he was the son of the late Frederick and Doris (Swan) Fullerton. He was raised and educated in Beverly. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as a...
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Shirley Mazeika

November 23, 2016

OVIEDO, FLORIDA- Mrs. Shirley Mazeika 94 of Oviedo, Florida, formerly of Salem, beloved wife of the late Francis Mazeika, died peacefully November 23, 2016 in Oviedo, Florida. Born in Danvers on October 1, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Otis and Mary (Chase) Putnam. She was raised and educated in Danvers. In her adult years, Shirley moved to Salem and married Francis Mazeika and...
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Joseph O. "Buddy" Raby

November 23, 2016

SALEM- Mr. Joseph O. "Buddy" Raby, 92 of Salem, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at his home. He was the husband of the late Dorothy E. (Finnegan) Raby; and died on what would have been their 72nd wedding anniversary. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Emile and Marie (Jalbert) Raby. He was raised and educated in Salem and grew up in the Castle Hill section of Salem. He was...
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Frederick Arnold Mungan

November 13, 2016

LYNN- Fredrick A. Mungan passed away peacefully on November 13th, 2016. Young at heart at age 91. Maintaining his sense of humor right to the end. Papa, as he was known to his family, was born in Lynn, he was the son of late George F. and Ruth C. (Symmes) Mungan. Fred graduated from Lynn Tech High School and then continued his education at Franklin College of Boston. An honorably...
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Theresa Mary (Dzierzanowski) Pezzulo

November 8, 2016

SALEM- Mrs. Theresa Mary Pezzulo 89, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Pasquale W. "Pat" Pezzulo, died Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Peabody One Nursing Center in Peabody. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Stanislaus and Lucy (Focht) Dzierzanowski. She was raised and educated in Salem and attended Salem Public Schools. Mrs. Pezzulo had been employed with G.T.E. Sylvania as...
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Jane M. (Benet) Hueras

November 4, 2016

MARBLEHEAD- Mrs. Jane M. (Benet) Hueras, 88, of Marblehead, beloved wife of the late Francis E. Hueras, died Friday, November 4, 2016 at Spaulding Hospital, Cambridge surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Lorenzo and Eleanor (Dolan) Benet. She was raised and educated in Marblehead and was a graduate of Marblehead High School. Jane continued her...
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Josephine R. "Josie" (Giunta) Cultrera

October 27, 2016

SALEM- Mrs. Josephine "Josie" Rita (Giunta) Cultrera, 98, of Salem, beloved wife of 65 years to the late Paul S. Cultrera, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family in the same room where she was born. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Maria (Lotta) Giunta. She was raised and educated in Salem, and was a graduate of the former St. James...
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Arthur W. "Wes" Dacy

October 19, 2016

NAPLES, FL – Mr. Arthur Wesley "Wes" Dacy, 80 of Naples, Florida and Marblehead, beloved husband of Joan (Wetmore) Hathaway died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family after a brief illness. Born in Danvers, he was the son of the late Earl B. and Josephine (Chiplinski) Dacy. He was raised and educated in Danvers and was a graduate of the former Holten High School. He continued his...
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Richard H. Belanger

October 18, 2016

BEVERLY - Mr. Richard H. Belanger, 77 of Beverly, beloved husband of Priscilla (Ambrose) Belanger passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Care One at Essex Park with his wife by his side. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Albert and Laura (Nadeau) Belanger. Raised and educated in Salem, Mr. Belanger attended Salem Public Schools. A leather worker by trade, Mr. Belanger was...
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Barbara Ann Keenan

October 13, 2016

SALEM - Barbara Ann Keenan, 68, died after a brief, but difficult struggle with Cancer surrounded by family and friends on October 13th, 2016 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She is survived by her mother, Mary (Krol) Keenan, her aunt Helen Krol, her cousin Benny Krol, his wife Suzanne and their children, as well as many near and dear friends. Barbara was predeceased by her...
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Lois Helena (Merrow) Denis

October 12, 2016

MARBLEHEAD- Mrs. Lois Helena (Merrow) Denis 83, of Salem, formerly of Marblehead, beloved wife of the late Edward G. Denis, died Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 2016 at the John Bertram House in Salem. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late John and Ethel (Ferris) Merrow. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School. She continued her education at Burdett...
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Anthony J. Martin

October 4, 2016

SALEM – Mr. Anthony J. Martin, 82, passed away peacefully at his daughter's home in Salem on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born in Malden, he was the son of the late Anthony and Sylvia Stathopoulos. Raised and educated in Malden, he was a graduate of Malden High School. Anthony was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother who will be deeply missed...
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Mary Irene (Richards) Royal

September 26, 2016

SALEM - Mrs. Mary Irene "Mema" (Richards) Royal, 94, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Menelaos Royal, passed away Monday, September 26, 2016 at Grosvenor Park Health Center in Salem, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary Ann (Richard) Richards. She was raised and educated in Salem and attended Salem Public Schools. Mrs. Royal had...
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Richard Dexter Anderson, Jr.

August 31, 2016

SALEM- Mr. Richard Dexter Anderson Jr., 67, of Salem, beloved husband of the late Patricia (DiPaolo) Anderson, died unexpectedly August 31st, 2016 at Salem Hospital. Born in Heidelberg, Germany, he was the son of the late Richard Sr. and June (Rogers) Anderson. As a young man he traveled extensively as his father was in the military, yet they made Salem their home and he graduated from...
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Lucien Philip Chalifour

August 14, 2016

SALEM- Mr. Lucien Philip Chalifour, 81, of Salem, beloved husband of Noreen Elizabeth Rooney, died Sunday, August 14, 2016 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by his loving family. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Albert and Yvonne (Frechette) Chalifour. Raised and educated in Salem he was a graduate of Salem High School and spoke English and French fluently. ...
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Arthur R. Crean

August 9, 2016

SALEM- Mr. Arthur R. Crean, 93, of Salem, beloved husband of the late Anna T. (Coughlin) Crean, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at his home. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Dennis and Margaret (Mulcahy) Crean. He was raised and educated in Salem, attending the Bowditch School and graduating from Salem High School in the Class of 1940. Mr. Crean had been employed as a...
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Olga Torrez

August 6, 2016

PEABODY- La Sra. Olga G. Torrez de 85 años de edad, residente de la ciudad de Peapody, amada esposa del difunto Agustín Torrez, murió en Agosto 6, del 2016 en su casa, rodeada por familiares. Nació en la ciudad de Santiago, República Dominicana, fue la hija del difunto Elpídio y Francisca (Estrella) Varona. Ella creció y fue educada en la República Dominicana. Esposa, madre, abuela,...
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Susan (Zampino) Baccari

August 1, 2016

SALEM- Mrs. Susan (Zampino) Baccari, 97, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Carlo C. Baccari, died Monday, August 1st, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Francesco and Maria (Attuno) Zampino. She was raised and educated in Salem and attended Salem Public Schools. A loving wife and mother Susan raised and cared for a large...
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Joseph C Chouinard, Jr

July 26, 2016

SALEM- Mr. Joseph C. Chouinard Jr., 82, of Salem, beloved husband of the late Shirley A. (Provost) Chouinard, died peacefully, Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at home, surrounded by his family. Born in Lynn and raised in Peabody, he was the son of the late Joseph C. Sr., and Blanche (Provost) Chouinard. An honorably discharged veteran, Mr. Chouinard, proudly serviced his country as a member of the...
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Joan F. (Murphy) Boisvert

July 17, 2016

SALEM- Mrs. Joan F. (Murphy) Boisvert, 82, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Richard E. Boisvert, loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 17, 2016. Born and raised in Salem, Joan was known to many as an entrepreneur, for her generous volunteerism, and for her passion for antiques. As a young mother, Joan was active in the church, serving as Sacristan of St....
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Eileen (Swiderski) Doyle

July 17, 2016

SALEM- Mrs. Eileen (Swiderski) Doyle 84, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Thomas Doyle, died Sunday, July 17th, 2016 at the Hunt Nursing Home in Danvers. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Pearl (Weston) Swiderski. She was raised and educated in Salem and attended the Bentley School, the Phillips School and was a graduate of Salem High School. She continued her...
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Richard A. Dempsey

July 10, 2016

BEVERLY- Mr. Richard A. Dempsey 81 of Beverly, beloved husband of the late Alice (Cleaves) Dempsey, died unexpectedly, Sunday, July 10, 2016. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Ernest and Mildred (Perkins) Dempsey. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1953. Mr. Dempsey began his professional career with the Shetland Company where he...
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Patricia A. (Nimblett) Leszczynski

July 2, 2016

SALEM- Mrs. Patricia A. (Nimblett) Leszczynski 72 of Salem, beloved wife of the late Frank S. Leszczynski, died, July 2nd, 2016 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a brief illness. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Eva M. (Lambert) Nimblett. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of the former St. James Girls High School in Salem...
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Maximo Calderon, Jr.

June 30, 2016

SALEM- Mr. Maximo Calderon Jr. 44, of Salem, died unexpectedly, Thursday, June 30, 2016. Born in Manhattan, New York, he was the son of Maximo DeJesus Calderon and Carmen Taveras de Calderon. He was raised and educated in New York and Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1991. Maximo had a deep passion for automobiles and sports cars and made his life's passion his...
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Paul R. Valliquette

June 29, 2016

LYNN- Mr. Paul R. Valliquette 80 of Lynn, beloved husband of Joanne M. (Ercha) Valliquette, died Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in South Boston, he was the son of the late William and Mary (Orton) Valliquette. He was raised and educated in South Boston and attended Gate of Heaven High School in South Boston, graduating as a member of the Class of 1955. ...
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Richard P. Keville

June 27, 2016

SALEM- Professor Richard P. Keville D.A.T., 83 of Salem, beloved husband of Virginia F. (Christensen) Keville, died June 27th, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Joseph P. and Laura Smith Keville. He was raised and educated in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1950. He continued his education at Boston...
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Martin P. Sylvester Jr.

June 25, 2016

MARBLEHEAD—Martin P. Sylvester Jr., 84, of Marblehead, died June 25th, 2016 following a brief illness. Born in Lynn and raised in Swampscott, he was son of the late Martin P. Sr. and Lillian V. (Bowles) Sylvester. Martin was predeceased by his wife, Helen Campbell Sylvester; brother Edward Sylvester; and sister, Nancy Sylvester Legro. He is survived by his long-time...
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Vanessa Chittenden Schoellkopf

June 2, 2016

MARBLEHEAD- Vanessa Chittenden Schoellkopf, 26, of Marblehead, daughter of Spring Schoellkopf and Mark Allen of Marblehead, died on June 2nd, 2016. Vanessa was born in Boston and lived the first seven years of her life in Marblehead before moving to Buffalo, New York. It was there that Vanessa became a well-known National Elite gymnast, under the tutelage of George Gorgoi, former coach of...
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R. Leslie (Anderson) Roberts

May 31, 2016

GLOUCESTER- - Mrs. R. Leslie (Anderson) Roberts, 82, of Gloucester, beloved wife of the late Ronald F. Roberts, died peacefully on May 31, 2016 in Beverly Hospital after a short illness. Born in Gloucester, she was the daughter of the late Charles O. Anderson Sr. and Ruth (Johnson) Anderson. Leslie was ahead of her time in many ways. She was a business woman and assisted her family run...
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James Phillip Armstrong

May 31, 2016

SALEM- Mr. James Phillip Armstrong 72 of Salem, beloved companion of Janel McCue, died Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 at Salem Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late James and Charlotte (MacDonald) Armstrong. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as a member of...
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Marjory M. (Perkins) Ziarkowski

May 27, 2016

SALEM- Mrs. Marjory M. (Perkins) Ziarkowski, 82, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Richard J. Ziarkowski, died Friday, May 27, 2016 surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness at Grosvenor Park Nursing Home in Salem. Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Howard E. and Winifred M. (Share) Perkins. She was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody...
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Melanio Hernandez Nolasco

May 20, 2016

SALEM- Mr. Melanio Hernandez Nolasco, 46, of Salem, died Friday, May 20, 2016 in Salem Hospital. Born in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic, he was the son of Lucas Hernandez and Felicita Nolasco. Melanio worked as a cook in local restaurants. He is survived by his children, nieces, nephews and many other family members who will miss him dearly. ARRANGEMENTS-...
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Loretta Josephine (Przypek) Stepchin

May 16, 2016

DANVERS- Mrs. Loretta Josephine (Przypek) Stepchin 87of Danvers, formerly of Salem, beloved wife of the late Frank Stepchin, died May 16th, 2016 at Beverly Hospital. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Karol and Apollonia (Dobosz) Przypek. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School. Mrs. Stepchin had been employed with Sylvania for over 20...
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Jorge Elias

May 12, 2016

SALEM- Mr. Jorge Elias, 69, of Salem, beloved husband of Cristina (Mercedes) Elias, died peacefully in Salem Hospital on May 12, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Jorge was the son of the late Alberto and Maria Leon (Sigaran). Mr. Elias worked as an attorney in both the Dominican Republic and Salem for many years. In addition...
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Mercedes (Candelaria) Marquez

May 1, 2016

SALEM- Mrs. Mercedes (Candelaria) Marquez of Salem, beloved wife of the late Pablo Marquez, died, Sunday May 1st, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Calixto and Husta (Santiago) Candelaria. She was raised and educated in Puerto Rico and immigrated to the United State in 1968 settling on the North Shore. She was a long time...
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Maria (Magali) Paulino

April 19, 2016

SALEM- Mrs. Maria (Magali) Paulino or "Mama Puchi" as she was nicknamed by her grandkids, 88, of Salem passed away on Tuesday April 19, 2016. Born July 3, 1927 in Santiago, Dominican Republic, she was the daughter of the late Antonio Deleon and Maria Estrella. Maria is survived by her four daughters. Elizabeth Lopez and her husband Juan of Salem, Carmen Berges of Salem, Maritza Valerio of...
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Richard P. Griffin

April 18, 2016

SALEM- Mr. Richard P. Griffin 76, of Salem, beloved husband of the late Suzanne G. (Pilon) Griffin, died Monday, April 18th, 2016 at Salem Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Robert and Sarah (Casey) Griffin. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1959. One of Salem High Schools greatest basketball...
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Leonard H. Bates, Jr.

April 15, 2016

SWAMPSCOTT-Leonard H. Bates Jr., 88, of Swampscott, beloved husband of Ann C. (MacDonald) Bates, died Friday, April 15, 2016 following a lengthy battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was the son of the late Leonard H. Sr. and Gladys (Stevens) Bates and stepson of the late Barbara (Morse) Bates. He was raised and educated in Swampscott and was a graduate of Swampscott High School. In 1945,...
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Valentin Ciloci

April 12, 2016

MARBLEHEAD- Mr. Valentin Ciloci 64 of Marblehead, beloved husband of Valentina (Lungu) Ciloci, died Tuesday evening, April 12th, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Orhei, Moldova, he was the son of the late Trifan and Maria (Railean) Ciloci. He was raised and educated in Orhei, Moldova. He graduated from Ion Creanga university with his degree in Physical Education and Sports....
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Regina S. (Pierga) Jackimowicz

April 11, 2016

Mrs. Regina S. (Pierga) Jackimowicz, 90, of Medford, formerly of Salem, beloved wife of the late Felix Jackimowicz, died peacefully, Monday April, 11, 2016 at Winchester Hospital. The family thanks the many healthcare professionals at the Vanguard Medical Associates in Medford, for their wonderful and loving care of Regina during her long illness. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the...
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Doris June (Corbett) O'Brien

April 11, 2016

SALEM- Mrs. Doris June (Corbett) O'Brien 94 of Salem, beloved wife of the late Paul Anthony O'Brien M.D., died Monday, April 11th, 2016 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by her family. Born in Marblehead, she was the daughter of the late James J. and Rose Helena (Downey) Corbett. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of...
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Richard J. Arundel

April 8, 2016

SALEM- Mr. Richard J. Arundel, 79, of Salem, beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betsy" (Woodman) Arundel, died Friday, April 8, 2016 in Salem Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Beverly, Richard was the son of the late Joseph and Esther (O'Brien) Arundel. He attended St. Mary's Grammar School and was a graduate of St. Mary's Boys High School. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and...
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Maria Altagracia Gil de Quezada

April 1, 2016

SALEM– Mrs. Maria Altagracia Gil de Quezada, "Fifa", 66, of Salem, beloved wife of Virgilio Quezada Abreu passed away peacefully on Friday, April 1, 2016 after a long struggle with medical conditions. Born in Licey al Medio, Santiago, Dominican Republic she was the daughter of the late Prevista Gil and Alfredo Gil Cruz. She was raised and educated in the Dominican Republic. She immigrated to...
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Peter Copelas Jr.

March 31, 2016

SALEM- Mr. Peter Copelas Jr. 79, of Salem died March 31st, 2016 at Salem Hospital. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Peter E. Copelas Sr. and Helena (Rooney) Copelas. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1954, where he served as Vice President. He continued his education at the University of Maine, Orono, graduating in 1958 with a...
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Grace M. Johnson

March 28, 2016

SALEM– Mrs. Grace M. (Martalla) Johnson, 61, of Salem, beloved wife of Paul E. Johnson passed away peacefully on Monday, March 28th, 2016. Born in Dipolog City, Philipines she was the daughter of the late Anecita (Mira) and Alfredo Martalla. She was raised and educated in the Philippines. She immigrated to the United States and was a long time resident of the City of Salem. Mrs. Johnson...
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Mary (Burbela) Hezzey

March 10, 2016

IPSWICH - Mrs. Mary Burbela Hezzey , beloved wife of the late Roman Hezzey, died weeks short of her 97th birthday in her home surrounded by her family. She will be remembered for her grace, sense of humor and love for her family. Mary was born in New Haven to parents recently emigrated from Ukraine. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Gawron) Burbela. She began her education...
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Dorothy M. (Lendall) Slaven

March 5, 2016

SALEM- Mrs. Dorothy M. (Lendall) Slaven 89, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Lawrence C. Slaven Sr., died Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Ledgewood Nursing Home in Beverly. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Henry J. and May "Belle" (Riley) Lendall. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School. Mrs. Slaven had been employed with the New England...
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Daniel L. Parent

February 25, 2016

MOUNT DORA, FLORIDA- Mr. Daniel L. Parent, 89, of Mount Dora, Florida, formerly of Salem and Beverly, beloved husband of Patricia (McLaughlin) Parent, died February 25, 2016 at The Edgewater at Waterman Village, Mount Dora, Florida surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Samuel and Stephanie (Zarnowska) Parent. An honorably discharged veteran, Daniel...
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Mary Elizabeth (Cassie) Shannon

February 8, 2016

THE WOODLANDS- TEXAS- Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Cassie) Shannon, 91, wife of the late James P. Shannon, passed away peacefully on February 8th, 2016. Born and raised in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Napoleon P. and MaryAnn Cassie. Elizabeth, as her family and friends called her, attended the Salem Vocational High School in the early 1940's where she discovered her love for hard work and...
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Atty. Richard E. Daly

February 7, 2016

SALEM- Atty. Richard E. Daly, 91, beloved husband of the late Louise B. (McCarthy) Daly, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage, died peacefully Sunday, February 7, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Salem on December 22, 1924, he was the son of John F. Daly and Jennie (Smith) Daly. After attending St. Joseph's School in Salem, MA, he graduated from St. John's Prep. Later he...
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Muriel (Smith) Sedo

February 1, 2016

MARBLEHEAD- Mrs. Muriel (Smith) Sedo, 98, of Marblehead and Salem, beloved wife of the late Jules Sedo, died peacefully Monday, February 1st, 2016 at the Aviv Center in Peabody. Born in Thompsonville, Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late George and Margaret (Donlon) Smith. She was raised and educated in Thompsonville, Ct. Muriel was dedicated to her family and...
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Debora Rose "Debby" Costello

January 28, 2016

SALEM- Mrs. Debora Rose (Dawkins) Costello 51, of Salem, wife of William Scott Costello, passed away, Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at Beverly Hospital following a brief illness surrounded by her loving family. Born in Swampscott, she was the daughter of Everett L. Dawkins Jr. of Salem and the late Joan (Young) Dawkins. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High...
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Thomas P. Conant

January 23, 2016

LEWISTON, MAINE – Thomas P. Conant, 48, of Lewiston, ME, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on January 23, 2016 at his home. He was born in Beverly Massachusetts on June 13, 1967, the son of the late Theresa and Carl 'Ray' Conant. He lived in Beverly until 2007 when he moved to Maine. He was employed by Panolam in Auburn. Tom was an avid dart player and sports fanatic. He had many...
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Ricardo Antonio Diaz

January 17, 2016

LYNN- Mr. Ricardo Antonio Diaz 45 of Lynn, beloved husband of Elena (Mejia) Diaz, died unexpectedly, January 17th, 2016 following a heart attack at Union Hospital. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, he was the son of Olga M. (Campusano) Diaz and the late Bienvenido Diaz. He was raised and educated in Santo Domingo and immigrated to the United States in 1999 having since resided in...
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Randall L. White

January 15, 2016

SALEM- Mr. Randall L. White, 65, of Salem, husband of Diane (Dumas) White, died unexpectedly on January 15, 2016. Born in Salem, he was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School Class of 1968. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War prior to being honorably discharged. For many years, Mr. White was...
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John J. Connell

January 12, 2016

GRAFTON, NH – John Joseph Isaac Connell, formally of Salem, MA passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday January 12, 2016. John was born in Salem, son of Robert F. Connell and his late wife, Irene (LeBel) Connell. He was a graduate of Salem High School class of 1978 and went on to work 30 years at the former Stahl Chemical in Peabody. John fell in love with New Hampshire as a young...
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Marie M. (Gonyea) Blair

January 6, 2016

SALEM- Mrs. Marie M. (Gonyea) Blair 86 of Salem, beloved wife of the late Earl L. Blair died peacefully, Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston with her loving family by her side. Born in Beverly, she was the daughter of the late William and Florence (Moroney) Gonyea. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1947 and...
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Helen Margaret (Ceicarello) Sienkiewicz

December 23, 2015

SALEM- Mrs. Helen Margaret (Ceicarello) Sienkiewicz 84, of Salem, wife of the late Ralph Sienkiewcz, died, Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by her family. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Gaetano and Josephine (Rizzotti) Ceicarello. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a lifelong resident of the City of Salem. ...
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Rocco Matthew Giardi

December 14, 2015

SALEM - Mr. Rocco Matthew Giardi, 77, of Salem, beloved husband of Joan M. (Collatos) Giardi, died Monday, December 14th, 2015 at Salem Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Beverly, he was the son of the late Rocco and Vincenza (Montoni) Giardi. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1957. A talented and accomplished athlete,...
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Jeffery Michael Rizzotti

December 13, 2015

SALEM- Mr. Jeffery Michael Rizzotti 69, of Salem, died December 13th, 2015 at his home. "If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile." - Lynda Barry. That was one of the last cryptoquotes Jeffery Michael Rizzotti (Oct. 15, 1946-Dec. 13, 2015) solved. Love certainly tracked him down in his most recent years, as his estranged daughter, Alessandra Rizzotti, found him, and...
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Robert John Foley Sr.

November 25, 2015

SALEM- Mr. Robert J. Foley Sr., 81, of Salem, died Wednesday November 25th, 2015 at the Hunt Nursing and Retirement Home in Danvers. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Patrick B. and Mary (Mello) Foley. He was raised and educated in Salem and attended Salem Schools. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean War....
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Mildred A. "Millie" (Merluzzo) Redican

November 22, 2015

SALEM- Mrs. Mildred A. "Millie" (Merluzzo) Redican, 84, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Robert Redican, died Sunday, November 22, 2015 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Santa (Uccello) Merluzzo. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of the Bowditch Grammar School and Salem High School. Mrs....
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Helen M. (Swiscz) Canty

November 12, 2015

SALEM- Mrs. Helen M. (Swiscz) Canty 97, of Salem, beloved wife of the late John J. Canty Jr. died November 12, 2015 at her home following a brief illness. Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Dimitri and Mary (Vlodika) Swiscz. She was raised and educated in Peabody and attended Peabody Schools. Mrs. Canty was a long time dedicated Nursing Assistant at various nursing homes...
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Mary A. (Eagar) Geary

November 10, 2015

SALEM- Mrs. Mary A. "Sis" (Eagar) Geary, 80, of Salem, beloved wife of William F. Geary Sr., died Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a lengthy illness. Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Nimblett) Eagar. She was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody High School Class of 1953. ...
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James J. Donovan III

November 10, 2015

SALEM- Mr. James J. "Jamie" Donovan III, 50, of Salem, died unexpectedly at his home on November 10, 2015. Born in Salem, Jamie was the son of James and Anne Marie (Casey) Donovan of Salem. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School. He later attained his Bachelor of Science Degree from UMASS-Lowell. Jamie was a former employee of Bostik, Inc. in...
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