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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

Martin W. Fair

January 7, 1953 - September 30, 2019

SALEM - Mr. Martin W. Fair, 66, of Salem, beloved husband of Susan (Brockney) Fair, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Janet (Intinarelli) Fair and the late Robert Fair. He was raised and educated in Holliston and was a graduate of Holliston High School. Martin continued...
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Tammy Jean (O'Donnell) Simard

July 13, 1962 - September 9, 2019

SALEM – Mrs. Tammy Jean (O'Donnell) Simard 57, of Salem, beloved companion of Michael J. McGarry, died unexpectedly Monday, September 9, 2019 following a long illness. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Robert O'Donnell and Shirley May (Castle) Underwood. She was raised and educated in Salem and Peabody. A devoted mother, Tammy's outgoing nature and enthusiastic spirit...
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Ann "Jackie" Hennessey

July 10, 1932 - September 8, 2019

SALEM - Ms. Ann "Jackie" Hennessey, 87, of Salem, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the Lafayette Rehabilitation in Marblehead. Born in Peabody she was the daughter of the late Charles and Gertrude (Wynne) Hennessey. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School. Jackie continued her education at the former Salem State College where she received...
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Helen (Holak) McGrane

April 10, 1925 - September 8, 2019

SALEM - Mrs. Helen (Holak) McGrane, 94, of Salem, beloved wife of the late John "Phil" McGrane with whom she shared 59 years of marriage, passed away peacefully, Sunday September 8, 2019 at Ledgewood Rehabilitation in Beverly. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Teofila (Malewska) Holak. She was raised and educated in Salem and attended the former St John the Baptist...
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Nancy (Wilson) Stewart

August 11, 1944 - August 14, 2019

BEVERLY – Mrs. Nancy (Wilson) Stewart, 75 of Beverly beloved wife of the late William Stewart, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Blueberry Hill Rehabilitation Center in Beverly with her family by her side. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Salomea (Pobiedzinski) Wilson. Raised and educated in Salem, she attended Salem Public Schools and was a graduate of...
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Kenneth Paul Kucker

September 3, 1943 - August 8, 2019

LYNN - Mr. Kenneth Paul Kucker 75, of Lynn formerly of Salem, died unexpectedly Thursday, August 8, 2019 at his home. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late John T. and Cassie (Mistkowski) Kucker. He was raised and educated in Salem and attended Salem High School. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as a member of the United States Navy. Mr. Kucker worked for...
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Bertha E. (Stankus) O'Keefe

December 22, 1919 - August 7, 2019

SALEM- Mrs. Bertha E. (Stankus) O'Keefe 99, of Topsfield, formerly of Salem and North Conway, N.H., beloved wife of the late Timothy O'Keefe, died peacefully, Wednesday, August 7, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Felix and Anna B. (Sidaris) Stankus. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1937...
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James Phillip Jackson

March 12, 1966 - August 5, 2019

SALEM – Mr. James Phillip Jackson 53, of Salem, died unexpectedly Monday, August 5, 2019 at Salem hospital, following a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late James P. and Mary J. (Smith) Jackson and brother of the late Jeannette Jackson. He was raised and educated in Salem and attended Salem High School. Mr. Jackson had been employed for many...
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Ann Marie (Tierney) Burke

January 2, 1935 - August 4, 2019

SWAMPSCOTT – Mrs. Ann Marie (Tierney) Burke 84, of Swampscott, beloved wife of John F. Burke, died Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Salem Hospital surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness. Born in Peabody, Ann was the youngest child of the late Michael J. and Bridget Agnes (McNulty) Tierney. She was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody High School,...
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Jeanne B. (Barletta) Charnigo

April 24, 1948 - July 30, 2019

SALEM – Mrs. Jeanne B. (Barletta) Charnigo, 71 of Salem, beloved wife of the late Michael N. Charnigo passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Arlington, she was the daughter of the late Anthony Francis and Ida T. (Barbieri) Barletta. Raised and educated in Arlington, she was a graduate of Arlington Catholic High School. ...
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Francisco Antonio Pena

December 17, 1939 - July 23, 2019

SALEM - Mr. Francisco Antonio Pena, 79, of Salem, beloved husband of Maria Melania Garcia de Pena, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Santiago, Dominican Republic, he was the son of the late Eladio and Leopolida Pena. he was raised and educated in the Dominican and immigrated to the United Sates to create a...
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Richard Daffe

October 26, 1962 - July 6, 2019

SALEM – Mr. Richard Daffe, 56, of Salem, died Saturday, July 6th, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by his loving family. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Robert and Marie (Carr) Daffe. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem high School, Class of 1980. Mr. Daffe had worked for many years as a Heavy Equipment operator and...
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Scott King

September 24, 1971 - July 5, 2019

SALEM – Mr. Scott King, 47, of Salem, MA beloved longtime companion of Danielle Chakoutis, died unexpectedly following a brief illness at Salem Hospital, Friday, July 5, 2019. Born in Salem, he was the son of Donald King and the late Nancy (Beaman) King. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1990. He continued his education at North...
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John P. Riley

February 4, 1939 - June 20, 2019

SALEM – Mr. John P. Riley, 80 of Salem, loving companion of Beverlie McSwiggin for over 40 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at home while surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late William and Mary Ellen (McGuiness) Riley. John was also the grandson of the late John P. Riley, Medal of Honor...
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Elsie May (Blenkhorn) Murphy

August 8, 1923 - June 18, 2019

SALEM – Mrs. Elsie May (Blenkhorn) Murphy, 95 of Salem, beloved life long companion of the late Peter Romanuk, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Gladys (Hebb) Blenkhorn. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School. Upon turning 18, Mrs. Murphy...
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Madeline E. "Honey" Saunders

June 17, 2019

SALEM-Mrs. Madeline E. "Honey" Saunders, 96, of Salem and Ipswich, passed away Monday June 17, 2019 at St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham surrounded by her family. Honey was born and raised in Salem and was the youngest daughter of the late Benjamin and Helen (McNiff) Letarte. She attended the Saltonstall School and graduated from Salem High in 1940. She continued her education and received her...
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Sandra A. (Shaffaval) Lee

May 19, 1948 - June 8, 2019

SALEM – Sandra A. (Shaffaval) Lee, 71 passed away peaceable on Saturday June 8, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. Sandy was born in Peabody May 19, 1948 and was a lifelong resident of Salem. Following graduation from Salem High in 1966, she became a stay at home mother to raise her two children Scott and Shannon. After raising her two children, she worked for many...
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Shirley Ann (Atkinson) Kobialka

November 3, 1934 - May 27, 2019

SALEM – Mrs. Shirley Ann (Atkinson) Kobialka 84, of Salem, beloved wife of Theodore Kobialka, passed away peacefully Monday, May 27, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Peabody she was the daughter of the late Walter and Daisy (Lefave) Atkinson. She was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Class of 1953. ...
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Christopher G. Laserinko

October 3, 1982 - May 19, 2019

BEVERLY - Mr. Christopher G. Laserinko, 36, of Beverly, formerly of Dallas, TX, beloved husband of Margaret Anna Eliot, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Dallas, he was the son of Rose Laserinko-Brandt and the late George Laserinko. He was raised and educated in Dallas and attended the Immaculate Conception Grammar school and graduated from...
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Benjamin T. Roy

April 20, 1992 - May 18, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - Mr. Benjamin T. Roy, 27 of West Palm Beach, Florida, formerly of Danvers, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019, unexpectedly at his home. Born in Beverly he was the son Thomas and Linda (Ricker) Roy. He was raised and educated in Danvers and was a graduate of Danvers High School. A gifted athlete, Ben was a member of the Danvers High School Varsity Football Team, where...
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Danielle Starr Kibacha Odell

March 29, 1984 - May 14, 2019

SALEM – Mrs. Danielle Starr Kibacha Odell, 35 of Salem, passed away unexpectedly due to ongoing medical complications on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Mass General Hospital in Boston. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of Rosalia Toni Gerardi and the late Robert Paul Odell, Jr. Raised and educated in Salem, she attended Salem Public Schools. Danielle worked as a Certified Nursing...
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Patricia Ann (Lessor) Beaulieu

March 12, 1948 - May 13, 2019

BEVERLY – Mrs. Patricia Ann (Lessor) Beaulieu 71, of Beverly, beloved wife of Thomas J. Beaulieu Jr., died unexpectedly Monday, May 13, 2019 surrounded by her loving family at Beverly Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Lonergan) Lessor. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High...
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Wayne T. Ronan

November 16, 1952 - May 6, 2019

QUINCY - Mr. Wayne T. Ronan, 66, of Quincy, formerly of Salem, passed away on Monday May 6, 2019 at the Worcester Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Salem he was the son of the late Edward "Hawk", Sr. and Virginia (Hall) Ronan. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School. A loving and dedicated father and grandfather, Wayne was...
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Raymond A. Brown, Jr.

July 22, 1948 - May 4, 2019

SWAMPSCOTT – Mr. Raymond A. Brown Jr. 70, of Swampscott, beloved husband of Allison Ann (Black) Brown, died May 4th, 2019 at Grosvenor Park Nursing Home in Salem. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Raymond A. Brown and Pearl (Haseltine) (Brown) Newhall. He was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody high School. He continued his education at College in Texas and...
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Judith Ann (Moulton) Dick

March 6, 1947 - May 1, 2019

SALEM – Mrs. Judith Ann (Moulton) Dick, 72 of Salem, dearly beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away the afternoon of May 1, 2019 at home in the company of her husband and her children. She slipped away quietly while we were talking about her. She leaves her sister, Sandra Osgood of Salem and her nephews Robert, Mark and Richard; a daughter, Jennifer McNeil and her husband Shawn...
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Gerard "Hozz" Hosman

February 3, 1946 - April 30, 2019

NEWBURYPORT- Gerard Hosman passed away peacefully at the Kaplan House in Danvers on April 30 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lynn he was the son of the late Albert R., Sr. and Josephine (Alberghini) Hosman. He was raised in Marblehead and was a graduate of Marblehead High School and Salem State College. Hozz, as he was known to his friends, was a resident of Salem for many years...
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Camille D. (Pizzello) Kerkorian

February 1, 1934 - April 22, 2019

SALEM-Mrs. Camille (Pizzello) Kerkorian, 85, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Samuel Kerkorian, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 22, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Thomasina (Camarda) Pizzello. Camille was a graduate of Salem High School and worked as a telephone operator at New England Telephone Company before she retired. After her retirement and before her...
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Edward A. "Skip" Klemm, Jr.

November 9, 1937 - April 17, 2019

DANVERS - Edward Albert "Skip" Klemm Jr., of Danvers (MA) and Wolfeboro (NH) passed away peacefully, at home, Wednesday morning April 17, after a courageous battle against two terrible diseases. Skip was born on November 9, 1937 in Summit (NJ) and grew in Lynnfield (MA). He lived in Danvers for the last 55 years. A special place in his heart was reserved for Lake Winnipesaukee in New...
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Dorothea M. (Olsson) Welch

August 25, 1929 - April 17, 2019

SALEM - Mrs. Dorothea M. (Olsson) Welch of Salem, died peacefully on April 17, 2019 at home surrounded by her children. Dorothea was the beloved daughter of the late John J. and Mary (Harrington) Olsson. A life-long resident of the City of Salem, Dorothea was educated in the Salem School Systems. She was a lifelong communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church and met her husband Richard...
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Bertram W. "Bert" Fawson

June 7, 1932 - April 16, 2019

BEVERLY – Mr. Bertram W. "Bert" Fawson, 86 of Beverly, beloved husband of the late Anita M. (Patnaude) Fawson passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Beverly. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late William B. and Marion E. (King) Fawson. Raised and educated in Salem, he was a graduate of Salem High School. An honorable...
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Alicia M. (Allen) Carter

September 26, 1934 - April 16, 2019

SALEM – Mrs. Alicia M. (Allen) Carter, 84 of Salem, beloved wife of Edward F. Carter passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Julia (Waitkevicus) Allen. Raised and educated in Chelsea, she was a 1952 graduate of Chelsea High School and continued her education at Salem...
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Monica E. (Hartwell) Kendrick

January 31, 1963 - April 11, 2019

SALEM – Mrs. Monica E. (Hartwell) Kendrick, 56 of Salem, beloved wife of the late David L. Kendrick, Sr., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of Paula (Duarte) Sherwood and the late Malcolm Hartwell. Raised and educated in Gloucester, she was a graduate of Gloucester High School and continued her education at North Shore Community College...
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William P. Davis

September 5, 1941 - April 9, 2019

DANVERS – Mr. William P. Davis, 77 of Danvers formerly of Salem, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Beloved husband of 55 years to Nina (Wilkins) Davis, devoted father to Tina Capone and father-in-law to Richard Capone, loving grandfather to Matthew Daffe, Nicholas Daffe and Ashley Capone and great-grandfather to Liliana Daffe. William was a man of great character who was well respected...
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Anna M. (Driscoll) Tierney

June 25, 1934 - April 9, 2019

DANVERS – Mrs. Anna M. (Driscoll) Tierney, 84, beloved and devoted wife of the late Robert C. Tierney Sr., entered into eternal life, on April 9,2019, after a 13-year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Born June 25, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Anna E. (Ladyzewska) and Frances E. "Benny" Driscoll. Anna was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of St. John's girls High...
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Stanley J. "Pee Wee" Matula

April 6, 2019

SALEM - Mr. Stanley J. Matula, 95, of Salem, beloved husband of the late Muriel "Jackie" (Quinn) Matula, passed away April 6, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by his loving family. Born in Salem, July 1, 1923 to John and Antonia (Dobosz) Matula, at home on English St., where he lived all his life but for the last 15 years, when he and Jackie sold the family home and bought a...
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Clyde L. Fuller

November 23, 1966 - April 2, 2019

SALEM – Mr. Clyde L. Fuller, 52 of Salem, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at North Shore Medical Center in Salem after battling a lengthy illness. Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late Raynard and Rose Marie (Uzarek) Fuller. Raised and educated in Salem, he attended Salem Public Schools and was a graduate of Salem High School. A man of many talents; Clyde...
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James L. Harris

April 2, 2019

SALEM – Mr. James L. Harris 76, of Salem, beloved husband of the late Louise (Ovens) Harris, died Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Salem Hospital. Born in Beverly, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Mary (Harvey) Harris. He was raised and educated in Rockport and was a graduate of Rockport High School. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as a member of the United...
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Arthur F. "Artie" King, Jr.

March 24, 1962 - March 30, 2019

KEY WEST, FLORIDA – Mr. Arthur F. 'Artie" King Jr. 57, of Key West Florida, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Bar Harbor, Maine. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Arthur F. Sr. and Lydia (Niciewski) King. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School. As a young man he enjoyed playing ice hockey. A long-time construction Manager and...
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Leather S. (Jones) Dupris

June 13, 1952 - March 18, 2019

SALEM – Ms. Leather S. (Jones) Dupris, 66 of Salem passed away on March 18, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital with her daughter by her side. Born in Ashland, Oregon, she was the daughter of Marvin Jones and Donna (Lucier) Hiatt. Raised and educated on the West Coast, Leather graduated high school and attended college in Idaho receiving her Bachelor's degree. For many years, Leather...
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Lynda M. Johnson

April 24, 1949 - March 13, 2019

SALEM - Ms. Lynda M. Johnson, 69, of Salem passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Iver and Margaret (LeVasseur) Johnson. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School. Lynda continued her education receiving her Associates Degree in Nursing from...
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Juan T. Pena

August 18, 1968 - March 7, 2019

SALEM – Mr. Juan T. Pena 50, of Salem, beloved husband of Yoselin (Peralta) Pena, died unexpectedly, Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Salem Hospital following a medical incident. Born in Santiago, Dominican Republic, he was the son of Francisco and the late Ana Virginia Pacheco. He was raised and educated in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to the United States at a young age...
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Joan (Alwardt) Ethier

August 8, 1959 - March 5, 2019

SALEM – Mrs. Joan (Alwardt) Ethier, 59 of Salem, beloved wife of James S. Ethier, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, with her family by her side. Born in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Frances (Bettencourt) Alwardt. Raised and educated in Martha's Vineyard and was a graduate of Martha's Vineyard...
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Thomas A. O'Donnell

June 13, 1942 - March 2, 2019

SALEM & DANVERS - Mr. Thomas A. O'Donnell 76, of Salem and Danvers, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Peabody Diner following a delicious meal. Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late Henry J. Jr. and Dorothy Virginia (Dunn) O'Donnell. He was born, raised and educated in Salem and attended the former St. Mary's Grammar School. As a young man, he enjoyed summers and...
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Nicole A. Michaud

March 2, 2019

SALEM- Ms. Nicole A. Michaud, 45, of Salem, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday March 2, 2019 at her home. Born in Salem she was the daughter of Carol (Morin) Michaud and the late Edmond Michaud. She was raised in Salem and was a graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School, Nicole continued her education at Salem State University. Ms. Michaud had been employed as a Customer Service...
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Jeury Batista

February 19, 1996 - March 2, 2019

SALEM – Mr. Jeury Batista, 23 of Salem, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Born in Salem, he was the son of Geovanni and Carmen (Tejada) Batista. Raised and educated in Salem, he attended Salem Public Schools and was a graduate of Salem High School. Jeury continued his education at North Shore Community College studying Business. A loving and devoted son, brother and...
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Andrew Kolesnikoff, Jr.

March 8, 1925 - February 28, 2019

SALEM – Mr. Andrew Kolesnikoff, Jr., 93 of Salem, beloved husband of Norma (Russell) Kolesnikoff passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Grosvenor Park Nursing Center with his family by his side. Born in Springfield, he was the son of the late Andrew Sr. and Bessie (Thompson) Kolesnikoff. Raised and educated in Beverly, he was a graduate of Beverly High School and continued...
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W. Donald Jeffrey

February 22, 2019

SALEM - Captain W. Donald Jeffrey, 76, of Salem and St. Thomas, U.S Virgin Islands, passed away February 22, 2019 at Hathorne Hill Rehabilitation Center in Danvers with his dear friends by his side. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late William E. Jeffrey, long time Salem News employee, and Lillian (Cunningham) Jeffrey. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High...
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Thomas Peter Geras, Sr.

June 11, 1952 - February 18, 2019

BEVERLY - Mr. Thomas P. Geras, Sr., 66 of Beverly, beloved husband of Wendy (Horne) Geras, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 18, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Henry and Margaret (Kilhouley) Geras. Raised and educated in Beverly, he was a graduate of Beverly High School and continued his education at North Shore Community...
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Christian Jamir Batista

January 2, 1986 - January 30, 2019

LYNN – Mr. Christian Jamir Batista 33, of Lynn, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at his home. Born in Salem, he was the son of Cristian and Silvia (Bencosme) Batista. He was raised and educated in Salem and attended Salem High School. An avid athlete, Christian excelled in Football and Basketball while in high School. He had a love of sports throughout his life,...
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Michael R. Dailey

March 24, 1961 - January 26, 2019

SALEM - Mr. Michael R. Dailey, 57, of Salem, died Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Blueberry Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, in Beverly, following a lengthy illness. Michael passed away surrounded by his loving family. Born in Salem, he was the son of Elaine (Ahu) Dailey and the late Lawrence O. Dailey. Michael was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School,...
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Constance (Stathopoulos) Hollis

February 21, 1925 - January 23, 2019

SALEM – Mrs. Constance (Stathopoulos) Hollis 93, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Daniel H. Hollis Jr. died Wednesday, January 23, 2018 at the Lafayette Nursing Home. Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Chris and Ethel (Petropolos) Stathopoulos. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a long-time resident of Saugus and Salem. A loving and dedicated wife,...
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Peter A. Becker

February 1, 1946 - January 16, 2019

LYNN – Mr. Peter A. Becker, 72 of Lynn, husband of the late Elizabeth (Deltuva) Becker passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born on February 1, 1946 in Schenectady, New York, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary (Ziegler) Becker. Raised and educated in Schenectady, he attended Schenectady Public Schools and was a...
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Dennis Bronislaw Makar

May 31, 1941 - January 9, 2019

SALEM – Mr. Dennis Bronislaw Makar 77, of Salem, beloved husband of Janet Leslie (Newman) Makar, died Wednesday, January 9, 2018 at the Pilgrim Nursing Home in Peabody following a brief illness. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Bronislaw and Mary B. (Bartnicki) Makar. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of the former St. John the Baptist Polish School,...
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John Arthur Little

April 27, 1943 - January 8, 2019

BEVERLY - Mr. John Arthur Little, 75, of Beverly, beloved husband of Cathy Ann (O'Donnell) Little, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at his home. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Harry and Margaret (Boyle) Little. He was raised and educated in Salem and attended the former St. Mary's School in Salem. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as a member...
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Richard J. Buchanan Sr.

October 9, 1934 - January 1, 2019

SALEM – Mr. Richard J. Buchanan Sr., 84 of Salem, a prominent Salem Businessman, died Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 at the Lafayette Nursing Home in Marblehead following a battle with Parkinson's Disease. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late John A. and Etta (Fitzgerald) Buchanan. He was raised and educated in Lynn. Richard defended his country as a member of the United States Army...
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Richard A. "Rick" Watson

April 13, 1965 - December 23, 2018

SALEM – Mr. Richard A. "Rick" Watson, 53 of Salem passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at home. Born in Beverly, he was the son of Gailann (Westphal) Frye and the late Buck Oakie Frye. Raised and educated in Salem, he attended Salem Public Schools and was a graduate of Peabody High School class of 1983. Rick continued his education at North Shore Community College. In...
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Mary M. (Johnson) Gunning

October 23, 1920 - December 12, 2018

PEABODY – Mrs. Mary M. (Johnson) Gunning 98 of Peabody, wife of the late John J. Gunning, died Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Jeanne Jugan Residence in Somerville. Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Arthur W. and Ella M. (Casey) Johnson. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of the former St. Mary's Girls School in Salem. Mrs. Gunning began her...
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Philip J. Sacramone

September 1, 1928 - December 5, 2018

BEVERLY – Mr. Philip J. Sacramone 90 of Beverly, formerly of Everett, beloved husband of the late Ellen A. (Kawczynski) Sacramone, passed away, on December 5, 2018 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford surrounded by his loving family. Born in Orsogna, Italy, he was the son of the late Luca and Antonetta (Benedetto) Sacramone. He was raised in Everett and studied at Northeastern...
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Theresa M. (LeFrancois) L'Italien

November 6, 1953 - November 24, 2018

SALEM – Mrs. Theresa M. (LeFrancois) L'Italien 65, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Brian R. L'Italien, died Saturday, November 24, 2018 at her home. She is greeted in heaven by her beloved husband of 27 years who passed away November 11, 2018. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the alte Edward and Yvonne (Brunette) LeFrancois. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate...
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Joan Marie Pendleton

November 15, 1956 - November 21, 2018

SALEM – Miss Joan Marie Pendleton 62, of Salem, died Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. Born in Beverly, she was the daughter of the late Earle and Katherine Ann (Berry) Pendleton. She was raised and educated in Peabody. A long-time resident of the City of Salem, Joan was a member of the North Shore ARC Program. She enjoyed attending the Rainbow...
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Anne Marie (Casey) Donovan

October 31, 1942 - November 16, 2018

SALEM-Mrs. Anne Marie (Casey) Donovan, 76, of Salem, beloved wife of James Donovan Jr. died Friday November 16, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Salem she was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Beote) Casey. She was raised and educated in Salem, where she attended St. Mary's Grammar School and St. James High School and was a graduate of Salem High School. ...
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Frank Rizzotti

August 14, 1930 - November 13, 2018

SALEM – Mr. Frank G. Rizzotti 88, of Salem, a Retired Captain of the City of Salem Fire Department, beloved husband of Geraldine Ann (Moore) Rizzotti, died peacefully Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Surrounded by his loving family. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Stefano and Grace (Tricomi) Rizzotti. He was raised and educated in Salem...
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Brian R. L'Italien

June 20, 1946 - November 12, 2018

SALEM – Mr. Brian R. L'Italien 72, of Salem, beloved husband of Theresa M. (LeFrancois) L'Italien, died Monday, November 12, 2018 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by his loving family. Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late Roger and Edith (Lee) L'Italien. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a life long resident of the City of Salem. An honorably...
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Kathleen (Pappas) Mahoney

December 6, 1954 - November 9, 2018

SALISBURY – Mrs. Kathleen (Pappas) Mahoney 63, of Salisbury, formerly of Peabody and Salem, beloved wife of 24 years of Sean Mahoney, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at Mass General Hospital following a long courageous battle with cancer. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Frances (Salvo) Pappas. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High...
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Walter T. Kosek

August 9, 1922 - November 7, 2018

SALEM – Mr. Walter T. Kosek 96, of Salem, beloved husband of the late Lucie (Morin) Kosek, died unexpectedly, November 7, 2018 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Anthony and Margaret (Sentkowski) Kosek. He was raised and educated in Salem and attended Salem high School. An honorably discharged distinguished veteran, Walter served his...
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Christina Anne (Edwards) Flynn

November 5, 1966 - October 19, 2018

NASHUA, NH – Mrs. Christina Anne (Edwards) Flynn, 51 of Nashua passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018 at a Nashua, New Hampshire Nursing Home. Christina was born on November 5, 1966 to George F. Edwards, Jr. and Diana (Cirinna) Reintges at Salem Hospital in Salem Massachusetts. She was the loving mother of Amanda (McGown) White and Matthew McGown all of New Hampshire. She was the wife of...
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William Joseph Joyce

July 12, 1938 - October 18, 2018

WEST OSSIPEE, NH - Mr. William Joseph Joyce 80, of West Ossipee, N.H., formerly long-time resident of Salem, beloved husband of Diana (Dunn) Joyce, died unexpectedly, October 18, 2018 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Limerick City, Ireland, he was the son of the late Joseph and Kathleen (Finucane) Joyce. He was raised and educated in Ireland and immigrated to the United...
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Damien J. Tavis

June 4, 1955 - October 18, 2018

SALEM - Mr. Damien J. Tavis, 63, of Salem, died Thursday October 18, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late Manuel and Anna (Nunes) Tavis. He was raised and educated in Salem and attended Salem Public Schools. Mr. Tavis had been employed in the restaurant industry, working in local restaurants for many years. A longtime resident of...
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Lawrence Charles Hulefeld

May 11, 1943 - October 15, 2018

MARBLEHEAD - Dr. Lawrence Charles Hulefeld of Marblehead, Massachusetts died unexpectedly at the age of 75 on October 15, 2018. He was playing the game he loved, teeing off at the Dooks Golf Club in Kerry, Ireland, on the first full day of a bucket list trip with two of his dearest friends. Moments earlier, Larry had observed, "this looks like heaven." Though devastating to those he left...
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Barbara Evelyn (Bowden) Dylengoski

August 1, 1922 - October 4, 2018

SALEM – Mrs. Barbara Evelyn (Bowden) Dylengoski 96, of Salem, beloved wife of 60 years to the late Joseph R. Dylengoski, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018 at her home. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Chalmers and Jessie (Cogill) Bowden. She was raised and educated during her early school years in Lynn, MA and East Hampstead, NH. She was a graduate of...
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Allen Paul "Butch" King

January 29, 1947 - September 28, 2018

SALEM – Mr. Allen Paul "Butch" King, 71, of Salem, cherished husband of Pamela A. (Nazzaro) King, died Friday, September 28, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He bravely faced ALS with dignity and with spirit. Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late Fred and Charlotte (MacDonald) King. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a proud graduate of Salem High...
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Elizabeth S. (Smith) Gilligan

February 21, 1919 - September 20, 2018

SALEM, MA – Mrs. Elizabeth Gilligan died in Salem, MA on September 20, 2018. Elizabeth was born in Linwood NJ in 1919 and lived for much of her life in Atlantic City and Brigantine NJ. She was the widow of James Gilligan and was employed by the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority from 1946 until 2008 when at age 91 she moved to Salem MA and the John Bertram House to be close to...
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Richard "Dick" Elliot

August 14, 1926 - September 18, 2018

SALEM – Mr. Richard "Dick" Elliot 92 of Salem, died Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Grosvenor Park Nursing Home in Salem following a brief illness. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Henry L. and Lillian (Langille) Elliot. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School. An honorably discharged veteran, Dick served his country as a member of the...
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Danielle Marie L'Italien

September 26, 1976 - September 10, 2018

SALEM – Danielle Marie L'Italien 41, of Salem, died unexpectedly due to a medical incident and brief illness on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Salem Hospital surrounded by her family. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of Nancy Jean (L'Italien) Zanuccoli and the late David Zanuccoli. She was a lifelong resident of the City of Salem and was educated in the Salem School System and attended...
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Richard Oliver Greaves

July 14, 1938 - September 4, 2018

SALEM – Mr. Richard "Dickie" Oliver Greaves 80, of Peabody, formerly of Salem, died September 4th, 2018 at Care One in Peabody, surrounded in love of family. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Lyric and Beatrice (Hayes) Greaves. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1957. Richard excelled in athletics for the Salem Witches and was...
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John Robert Conley

July 18, 1960 - August 4, 2018

SALEM – Mr. John Robert Conley 58, of Amesbury, formerly of Salem, previously married to the late Carole Decker, died Saturday August 4, 2018 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston following a brief illness. Born in Beverly, he was the son of the late Donald John and Dorothy J. (Brennan) Conley. He was raised and educated in Salem and attended Salem high School. John currently...
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Karen L. Williams

August 19, 1949 - August 2, 2018

BEVERLY – Ms. Karen L. Williams, 68 of Beverly died peacefully on Thursday, August 2nd at Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Beverly. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Marie E. (Denis) Williams. Raised and educated in Salem, she attended the Philips School and was a graduate of Salem High School. Karen enjoyed the company of others and found...
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Paul C. Parsons

March 22, 1967 - July 24, 2018

SALEM – Mr. Paul Cazzara Parsons 51, of Salem, beloved husband of Laura Jean (Pelosi) Parsons, died Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by his family. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Albert and Dolores (Cazzara) Parsons. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1985. Following High School...
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William E. Puopolo

November 12, 1967 - July 23, 2018

SALEM – Mr. William E. Puopolo, 50, of Salem, passed away peacefully in his sleep during the early morning of Monday, July 23, 2018 after a courageous three and a half year battle with malignant melanoma. A lifelong resident of the City of Salem, William was raised and educated in Salem, graduating Salem High School in 1986. He continued his education at Essex Agricultural & Technical...
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Carolyn L. (Pardo) Torigian

June 8, 1937 - July 22, 2018

SALEM – Mrs. Carolyn L. (Pardo) Torigian, 81 of Salem, beloved wife of the late Charles Torigian, died peacefully on Sunday, July 22nd at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by her loving family. Born in Beverly, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Evelyn G. (Scollin) Pardo. Raised and educated in Salem, she attended the former St. James Girl's High School in...
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David T Brewster

October 1, 1919 - July 21, 2018

SALEM - Mr. David T. Brewster, 98, of Salem, beloved husband of the late Eleanor (Arens) Brewster, died Saturday July 21, 2018 at Salem Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late David Sr. and Annie Bolman (Nichols) Brewster. He was raised in Danvers and attended the Speedwell School and was a graduate of Proctor Academy. David continued his education...
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Thelma M. (Emerson) Miraglia

October 23, 1927 - July 18, 2018

BEDFORD, TX - Mrs. Thelma M. (Emerson) Miraglia, 90 of Bedford, TX formerly of Salem and Lynn, beloved wife of the late Joseph D. Miraglia passed peacefully on July 18, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her family. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Arlene (Wheeler) Emerson. Raised and educated in Peabody, she was a graduate of Peabody High School. A loving and...
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June A. (Gonet) Milo

January 11, 1928 - July 1, 2018

June A. (Gonet) Milo, 90 of Salem, beloved wife of the late Joseph Milo, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 at the Lafayette Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Marblehead after an extended illness. Born in Beverly, June was the daughter of the late Frank and Aurore (Duquette) Gonet. She was raised and educated in Beverly and was a graduate of Beverly High School. June worked for New England...
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Paul P. LeClair

October 28, 1926 - July 1, 2018

AUBURN – Mr. Paul P. LeClair, 91, of Auburn. MA. Passed away on Sunday July 1, 2018 at Sunrise Gardner Park in Peabody, MA. where he had been living for the past six months. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ann with whom he shared 53 years. Mr. LeClair left high school in 1944 at the end of his junior year to join the Navy. He proudly served his country during the Second World War. After...
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Aurelio Porfirio Fernandez

September 25, 1942 - June 29, 2018

SALEM – Mr. Aurelio Porfirio Fernandez, 75 of Salem, beloved husband of Herdia Jacquez Fernandez died Friday, June 29, 2018 at his home. Aurelio is survived by his wife Herdia Jacquez Fernandez, previous wife Ana Fernandez who became his caregiver for many years after several strokes. His children Valentina Fernandez, Policar Fernandez, Jeimy Torres Fernandez, Juan Fernandez, Francisco...
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Timothy L. Hagen

June 5, 1956 - June 28, 2018

SALEM – Mr. Timothy Lewis Hagen, 62, of Salem, beloved partner of Donna Linscott of Salem, died Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Salem Hospital surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Salem, he was the son of Mary T. (Farinelli) Hagen and the late Frederick J. Hagen Sr. He was raised and educated in Salem and attended Salem High School. An...
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Helen E. Richards

October 3, 1931 - June 18, 2018

BEVERLY-Mrs. Helen E. (Trainor) Richards, 86, of Beverly, beloved wife of the late Harold B. Richards, died Monday June 18, 2018 at Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Edward F. and Louise M. (Callely) Trainor. She was raised and educated in Beverly and was a graduate of St. Mary's Star of the Sea High School class of...
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Sharon A. (Redican) Santos

August 18, 1933 - June 15, 2018

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Sharon Santos, 84, went home to God and the Angels after a courageous battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis on June 15, 2018 while being cared for by her son Johnny and her daughter in law Luz Marina. Sharon was born in Salem, Mass in 1933 to Francis Redican and Elizabeth (Riley) Redican and was a lifelong resident of the city before moving to Scottsdale AZ in March of 2016 due to...
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Kelsy Lauren Thompson

October 8, 1994 - June 3, 2018

SALEM – Miss Kelsy Lauren Thompson 23, of Salem, died Sunday, June 3rd as the result of an overdose, following a many year struggle with addiction. Because Kelsy wanted to give back we share her story. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of John P. Thompson and Arnette D. Stewart. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Recovery High School in Beverly earning her...
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Richard K. Poehler, Salem Fire Dep

May 2, 1937 - May 27, 2018

SALEM – Mr. Richard K. Poehler 81, of Salem, retired Captain in the City of Salem Fire Department, died Sunday, May 27, 2018. Born in Malden, he was the son of the late Arnold and Dorothy (Sullivan) Poehler. He was raised and educated in Reading, MA and was a graduate of Reading Memorial High School. An honorably discharged veteran, Richard served his country as a...
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Marlon J. Gillard

August 30, 1981 - May 23, 2018

SALEM – Mr. Marlon Joseph Gillard, 36 of Salem died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at his home in Salem. Born in Boston, he was the son of Kenneth and Roxanne (McGrane) Gillard. He was raised and educated in Nahant and was a graduate of Swampscott High School. Marlon continued his education obtaining an associate's degree with Peterson's Automotive. A hardworking and devoted...
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Dorothy H. (Eastman) Donovan

February 23, 1921 - May 12, 2018

SALEM – Mrs. Dorothy H. (Eastman) Donovan, 97, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Martin W. Donovan, died Saturday, May 12, 2018 at her home. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Eva (Ouimette) Eastman. She was raised and educated in Danvers and was a graduate of the former Holten high School. She continued her education at Salem State College where she earned her...
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Frederick A. French

April 12, 1931 - May 12, 2018

SALEM – Mr. Fred French, life-long resident of Ward 2 in Salem and veteran of the United States Marine Corps, died peacefully at his home on May 12, 2018. He was the beloved husband to the late Fabia (Burridge) French, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage and a lifetime of memories. Fred was born on Derby Street in Salem to the late Doris (Whelpley) Jackson. Fred graduated from Salem...
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Margery A. "Midge" (McCarthy) Anderson

April 20, 1928 - May 10, 2018

SALEM – Mrs. Margery A. "Midge" (McCarthy) Anderson, 90 of Salem, beloved wife of the late John E. Anderson, died peacefully on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Pilgrim Nursing Home in Peabody. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Alice McCarthy. Raised and educated in Salem, she was a graduate of Salem Public Schools. Midge had been employed with the Telephone...
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James F. Kovacevic

October 29, 1952 - May 7, 2018

James F. Kovacevic, born Chicago, IL, Oct. 29 1952. Formerly of Charlestown, MA, Jim passed away unexpectedly at his home in Salem, MA on May 7, 2018. Beloved son of the late Daniel E. and the late Emily G. (Manzei). He is survived by his brother Daniel N. as well as many family and friends. Served from 1972 to 1974 at HQ, Southern European Task Force, AG Division U.S. Army - Italy. Section...
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Kristine (Madsen) Goodwin

April 28, 2018

SALEM – Mrs. Kristine (Madsen) Goodwin 75, of Pelham, N.H., formerly of Salem, beloved wife of the late Paul Goodwin Sr., died Saturday, April 28, 2018 at her home. Born in Marblehead and a longtime resident of the City of Salem, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and devoted her life to her family. She will be deeply missed. Kristine is survived by her children, James Kain and...
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Mary Elizabeth Devine

August 12, 1938 - April 24, 2018

MARBLEHEAD - Mary Elizabeth Devine, 79, a long-time resident of the Town of Marblehead, died April 24, 2018 at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born August 12, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late William and Helen A. (Sullivan) Devine. Mary received her undergraduate degree and her PHD in English Literature at Loyola University, Chicago. Dr. Devine was a...
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Philip Russell Kiernan

June 3, 1959 - April 22, 2018

SALEM – Mr. Philip Russell Kiernan, 58, of Salem, died Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a courageous battle with Cancer. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Russell William and Elizabeth Rosemary (Dwyer) Kiernan. He was raised and educated in Beverly and was a graduate of St. Mary's School, Shore Country Day School in Beverly and the...
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Peter A. Lagos

December 6, 1923 - April 22, 2018

PEABODY - Mr. Peter A. Lagos, 94, of Peabody formerly of Salem died Sunday April 22, 2018 at Rosewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Peabody surrounded by his loving family. Born in Stemnitsa, Greece he was the son of the late Anthony and Stella (Tsoustanhs) Lagos. He was raised and educated in Greece and had been employed as a Special Police Officer for The Royal Palace in Tatoi, Greece...
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Ruby Lee (Jones Ridgeway) Hill

September 21, 1946 - April 13, 2018

SALEM – Mrs. Ruby Lee (Jones Ridgeway) Hill, 71, of Salem, beloved wife of Albert C. Hill, Jr. died peacefully on Friday, April 13th at Blueberry Hill Nursing Home in Beverly, MA. In addition to her husband Albert - with whom she shared 50 years of marriage - Ruby is survived by her sons: Terrence Hill, his wife Gloria Pineda, and Albert C. Hill, III; her mother, Odis Jones of...
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