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by By Jack Shea jshea@newburyportnews.com
19 Jun 2018 at 10:34pm
NEWBURYPORT ? Recreational marijuana is a topic that's been on the minds of a lot of local residents and officials lately, and on Tuesday night, a group of about 90 people turned out for a public forum on what the?


by By Jim Sullivan jsullivan@newburyportnews.com
19 Jun 2018 at 6:00pm
AMESBURY ? A group of current and former members of the Amesbury High School varsity girls basketball team and their parents asked the School Committee Monday night to delay the hiring of a new coach.

by By Jim Sullivan jsullivan@newburyportnews.com
19 Jun 2018 at 1:19pm
AMESBURY ? Jared Fulgoni was named the city's next interim superintendent by a 5-2 vote of the School Committee Monday night.


by By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com
19 Jun 2018 at 6:04am
SALISBURY ? An injured woman, flown to a Boston hospital Monday afternoon after her car crashed off Interstate 95, likely spent several hours hidden in the woods before being spotted by highway workers.

by By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com
19 Jun 2018 at 6:05am
NEWBURYPORT ? A dangerousness hearing for an Amesbury man charged with breaking into a Rawson Street home and attacking the owner with a hammer was called off Monday after a Newburyport District Court psychiatrist deemed him unfit to participate.

by By Jack Shea jshea@newburyportnews.com
19 Jun 2018 at 6:03am
NEWBURYPORT ? A deceased, longtime local resident left an endowment to the city more than 40 years ago to beautify the waterfront, and the sum is now approaching the $1 million mark.

by By Amanda Getchell agetchell@newburyportnews.com
19 Jun 2018 at 6:00am
SEABROOK ? Selectmen are extending public hearings on water and sewer rates and parking issues at the boat launch because no residents showed up at Town Hall on Monday morning to offer opinions and feedback.


by By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com
19 Jun 2018 at 6:01am
NEWBURYPORT ? Tinkerers, artisans and others looking to create will soon have a designated space to fulfill their desires thanks to a former museum educator who is opening a large studio within walking distance of three schools.

by By Jim Sullivan jsullivan@newburyportnews.com
19 Jun 2018 at 6:02am
SALISBURY ? One of two Chinese nationals facing charges of offering sex for a fee at a Route 1 massage parlor told police she was living in a room behind the spa.

by By Jim Sullivan jsullivan@newburyportnews.com
19 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
AMESBURY ? Summer is right around the corner and Amesbury Public Library is offering plenty of groovy experiences for youngsters.

19 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
Newburyport clock maker Jonathan Mulliken (1746-82) died on this day in 1782. Mulliken was known for his talent throughout Essex County, making musical clocks that could play ?seven different tunes on twelve bells.? Also an artist, he made his own?


by By Amanda Getchell agetchell@newburyportnews.com
19 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
NEWBURYPORT ? Eighth-graders at Rupert A. Nock Middle School have been practicing civic engagement throughout the year and presented their action plans Monday morning.

by By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com
19 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
NEWBURY ? A contractor accused of taking $92,000 from a local couple, and on the run since an arrest warrant was issued June 11 for failing to appear at his arraignment, was arrested two days later in Woburn.

by By Jack Shea jshea@newburyportnews.com
18 Jun 2018 at 5:05pm
NEWBURYPORT ? The city will hold a forum on the future of recreational marijuana retail in the community Tuesday night.


by By Amanda Getchell agetchell@newburyportnews.com
18 Jun 2018 at 6:03am
NEWBURYPORT ? Together, the Newburyport Choral Society and seventh-grade students at Rupert A. Nock Middle School are making it their mission to keep kindness toward others at the forefront of their education.


by By Jack Shea jshea@newburyportnews.com
18 Jun 2018 at 6:04am
NEWBURYPORT ? The city and region are dealing with the growing threat of climate change, with Newburyport officials and a group of residents working together to map out a plan and bring more people into the discussion.


by By Amanda Getchell agetchell@newburyportnews.com
18 Jun 2018 at 6:05am
NEWBURYPORT ? U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said it?s essential lawmakers and voters hold Washington officials accountable for recent policy decisions as she responded to questions Saturday from a crowd that filled the Newburyport High School auditorium.


by By Amanda Getchell agetchell@newburyportnews.com
18 Jun 2018 at 6:00am
NEWBURYPORT ? Kasey Edwards is seeking support from fellow community members as she lobbies the city's Commission on Disabilities to help get swings installed at local parks for children with special needs.

by By Paul Leighton Staff Writer
18 Jun 2018 at 6:01am
BEVERLY ? In the run-up to the city's 300th anniversary in 1968, people were so excited they started the celebration a year early, with a concert at First Parish Church in fall 1967.

18 Jun 2018 at 4:30am
John Lowell (1743-1802) was born in Newburyport on June 17, 1743. An advocate for representation according to population and the abolition of slavery, Lowell represented Boston at the 1779 convention held to create the Massachusetts Constitution. At his urging, a?

18 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
SALISBURY ? The Salisbury Beach Beautification Committee is having a house tour Saturday featuring six homes.

18 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
Amesbury

by By Jack Shea jshea@newburyportnews.com
18 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
HAMPTON FALLS, N.H. ? The town is the latest community to join the call made by multiple communities for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to hold a local public hearing on the Seabrook nuclear power plant?s evacuation plan.

17 Jun 2018 at 6:30am
Two local students received degrees on May 12 from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.


by By Jim Sullivan Jsullivan@newburyportnews.com
17 Jun 2018 at 4:45am
AMESBURY ? Anyone who enjoys the latest creation from Hodgie's Ice Cream this summer can thank the Amesbury High School Class of 2024.

16 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
Indivisible-RISE meets Tuesday

16 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
These recent sightings are compiled by Sue McGrath of the Newburyport Birders. Report your sightings to Newburyport Birders at newburyportbirders@comcast.net or 978-204-2976. Visit www.newburyportbirders.com

16 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
John Tufts (1649-1750) was a preacher in Newbury (now West Newbury) who championed the cause of musical literacy. His pioneering textbook, An Introduction to the Singing of Psalm Tunes, with a Collection of Tunes in Three Parts, invented a simpler?


by By Richard K. Lodge rlodge@newburyportnews.com
16 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
NEWBURYPORT ? The reaction from neighbors was swift this week, when workers on the rail trail project started pounding 12-foot-high warning signs into street-side garden beds and sidewalks in front of homes in the tightly packed South End.

by By Jim Sullivan jsullivan@newburyportnews.com
16 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
SALISBURY ? Preliminary work on a potential North End Boulevard reconstruction project has already begun.

16 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
Salisbury

16 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
History of music in Amesbury


by By Amanda Getchell agetchell@newburyportnews.com
15 Jun 2018 at 3:45pm
NEWBURYPORT ? Police arrested an Amesbury man early Friday morning after he allegedly broke into a home near the hospital and beat a man over the head with a hammer as he struggled to get out of bed.


by Staff Reports
15 Jun 2018 at 3:31pm
ROWLEY -- A Dedham man was killed Friday morning when his Prius collided with a 10-wheel dump truck at the intersection of Newburyport Turnpike and Central Street.


15 Jun 2018 at 9:35am
Clarabell started her life outside but is now living at the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society in Salisbury and has adapted to the life of an indoor cat. Staff at the shelter say Clarabell finds it a bit noisy and?


by By Amanda Getchell agetchell@newburyportnews.com
15 Jun 2018 at 9:00am
NEWBURYPORT ? Science, technology, engineering and math students at Francis T. Bresnahan Elementary School are observing the circle of life firsthand.

15 Jun 2018 at 8:49am
AMESBURY ? The Amesbury City Republican Committee will meet at the Nicholas Costello Transportation Center to elect its officers on Wednesday, June 20.


by By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com
15 Jun 2018 at 6:04am
NEWBURYPORT ? In a few short years, Newburyport Brewing Co. has become one of the city's best-known businesses ? its brews pouring out of taps in countless bars and sold in cans in a handful of New England states.


by By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com
15 Jun 2018 at 6:05am
SALISBURY ? Two Chinese women face charges of offering sex for a fee after police from several departments raided a Route 1 spa Thursday morning.

by By Jim Sullivan jsullivan@newburyportnews.com
15 Jun 2018 at 6:03am
AMESBURY ? The School Committee interviewed four finalists hoping to become the city's next interim superintendent and is expected to make a decision early next week.


 
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19 Jun 2018 at 4:30am
NEWBURYPORT ? "Bold Perspectives," a solo exhibition of paintings and sculpture by local artist Ron Emmerling, is coming to the Hills Gallery of the Newburyport Art Association from July 10-22.


16 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
?Chicken Little? at library


by By Joann Mackenzie Staff Writer
15 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
Shortly before he took his own life last week, celebrity chef and TV host extraordinaire Anthony Bourdain reportedly bought a painting titled ?The Sky is Falling and I?m Learning to Live With It.?

by Making Sense of Medicine Bob Keller
15 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
Four years ago, I wrote a column on rotator cuff injuries. Since that time, an updated version appeared in my book, ?Making Sense of Medicine: Medical Matters Made Simple,? and I update it again now both as a refresher and?


by By Shaylen Vitale Staff Writer
15 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
Thirty years ago, a vacant parking lot stood next to an abandoned paper warehouse in the historic district of Lowell.


by By Sarah Betancourt Associated Press
15 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
A century and a half before the #MeToo movement gave women a bold, new collective voice, Louisa May Alcott was lending them her own.


by By David & Kay Scott CNHI Travel Writers
15 Jun 2018 at 12:00am
Travel occasionally rewards participants with an unusually wonderful experience that alone makes a trip worthwhile.


by By Lindsey Bahr Associated Press
14 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
?The Incredibles? writer/director Brad Bird has said that his characters? powers are all born of stereotypes. Dad is strong, mom is stretched in a million directions, teenage girls put up shields, little boys are full of boundless energy and babies?


by By Terry Date Staff Writer
14 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
In a plain room under fluorescent lights on the mill?s second floor, the cast members await rehearsal for ?Shrek The Musical.?


14 Jun 2018 at 3:00am
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19 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
BOXFORD - John E. "Jack" Whitney III, 69, of Boxford, and formerly of Reading, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his children on Sunday, June 17, at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill. Jack was born in Brighton, Mass., to the late John E. Jr. and Ruth (McVey) Whitney. Jack was the owner of the Whitney Barrel Company in Woburn for many years until his retirement. During his spare time, Jack loved to ride horses and listen to music and was very fond of antique cars. Jack enjoyed boating, especially in Seabrook, N.H., and Ipswich, however, Jack's greatest passion was being in the company of his children and grandchildren. Jack is the beloved father of Kevin Whitney and his wife Jaime of Boxford, Erin Whitney of Amesbury, and Kristin Clancey and her husband Ryan of Newburyport, and the cherished grandfather of Jack and Bennett Clancey. Family and friends are warmly invited to attend his visitation on Wednesday, June 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. Funeral services and interment will be for close friends and family. For those who wish, Jack may be remembered through donations to the High Pointe Hospice House, 360 North Street, Haverhill, MA 01830. For funeral home directions, florists, or to sign the family guest book, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com.

18 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
Danville, NH - Donald Arthur Francis, age 77, of Danville, N.H., died June 14, 2018, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. He was the devoted husband of 20 years to Maureen (Shaw) S. Francis. Born in Haverhill, on December 6, 1940, he was the son of the late Edward Reginald Francis and the late Doris Idella (Ward) Francis, and was a graduate of the former Haverhill Trade School. He proudly served with the United States Army in 1960, continuing to serve with the United States Army Reserve until 1966. As a maintenance mechanic, he worked at AT&T Lucent Technologies, retiring in 1990. He also worked for Cherbinis School Bus Company of Amesbury and Merrimac, and as a safety supervisor for Laidlaw Transportation Company of Merrimac. After his retirement from the school bus industry, he worked for the Department of Public Utility of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Compliance Inspector, retiring in 2014. Don was an avid short track racing fan and was a pace car driver at the Lee USA Race Track in Lee, N.H., from 1998 until 2010. He also loved antique cars and attending car shows from near and far. His love of riding carried over to motorcycles as well, and at one point he was a Road Captain for the Seacoast Harley Chapter. With his family he shared his love of camping and taking frequent trips to Lake George and the Barrington Shores, to name a few, and for the past six years he savored the relaxing, sun-filled beauty of trips to Holiday, Florida. He will always be remembered for his fun-loving, caring ways and his great sense of humor. Those left behind to cherish his life are his wife, Maureen; two sons, Robert Francis and wife Heidi of Merrimac, and Darren Carter and significant other Sophie Lowe of Lebanon, N.H.; daughter, Linda Morse and significant other Steve Warren of Plaistow, N.H.; eight grandchildren, Christopher and Tyler Morse, Nicole Fiset, Jeffrey Francis, Amanda Francis, Bryan Francis, Andrew Carter and Alex Carter; four great-grandchildren, Lucas and Austin Fiset and Maddison and Waylon Carter; a brother, Richard W. Francis and wife Patricia of Raymond, N.H.; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and dear friends. He was predeceased by his brother and his wife, Edward R. and Doreen Francis. Visiting hours will be at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, on Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m., followed by reflections by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005, the American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Road, Room 200, Framingham, MA 01701, or to the charity of one's choice.

17 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
Rowley, MA - Ann Nowell (Carter) Smith, age 83, of Rowley, Mass., died June 2, 2018, at High Pointe House in Haverhill. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Leo Smith. Born in Newburyport, on July 19, 1934, Ann was the daughter of the late John Nowell Carter II and the late Elizabeth (Cook) Carter and was a graduate of Newburyport High School. Ann had a 40-plus-year career with the former New England Telephone Company in the central office repair division. She is survived by her brother, John N. Carter III and wife Tina of Milford, N.H.; her sister, Pamela Carter of Newbury; her three nephews, Erik Carter and wife Tanya of Newbury, Bill Carter and wife Bridget of Groveland, and Justin Carter and wife Lindsey of Walpole, N.H.; along with several grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family and dear friends, all of whom she loved dearly. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Newbury, will be private for the family and there will be no visiting hours. In honor of her love of animals, donations in her memory can be made to Nevins Farm/ MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. Arrangements are by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers, 35 Green Street, Newburyport.

17 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
Newburyport, MA - Natalea G. Brown of Ipswich, daughter of the late Leander and Elizabeth (Jones) Brown, passed away peacefully at home on June 15, surrounded by family. A native and longtime resident of Newburyport, she was an ardent and passionate supporter of many local and national conservation organizations including the C-10 organization, the establishment of Maudsley State Park, preserving the natural road through the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge prompting her to lie on the dirt road in front of the bulldozers, Committee for an Open Waterfront, Old Town Country Club, and the News and Views discussion group. Throughout her life she loved golf, tennis, swimming, sailing, kayaking, bicycling, hiking, camping, and gardening, activities which got her outside in the natural surroundings she was so fond of. On a larger scale, as an enthusiastic traveler, Natalea explored the world, but Newburyport was always home. Predeceased by her sister Josselyn, Natalea leaves her cousin N.N. (Virginia) Jones, Fla.; four beloved nieces, Polly Imhoff and Kathy Keller of Ohio, Emily (Tony) Ferris of Colo., Elizabeth Witt of Texas; her beloved nephew, Chris (Susan) Keller of Ohio; three generations of nieces, nephews, and great cousins, including the families of Susan (Robert) True of Mass., Priscilla Coffin of Maine, Timothy Kendall and Christine Thomson of Mass., Elizabeth Raccio of Pa., Christina (George) Cox-Fitz of Calif., Lucia (and the late John) Quinn of Mass. Services will be private. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Essex County Greenbelt, 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA 01929. Funeral arrangements by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport.

15 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
Father's Day Remembrance Robert "Bob" Rogers January 4, 1942 - August 29, 2016 I think of you every day. So sadly missed by your daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

14 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
Seabrook, NH - Mary A. Melanson, 83, of Seabrook, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Exeter Hospital. She was born in Tewksbury, April 25, 1935 a daughter of the late Walter and Mildred (George) McCormick. Mary graduated from Haverhill High School and over the years was employed by Owens Illinois in Newburyport, Bailey Corporation in Seabrook, operated the former Windy Hill Diner in Stratham and managed Richdale stores in Seabrook and Newburyport. She enjoyed Bingo, Foxwoods, reading, gardening and ice skating. She resided in Seabrook since 1996 coming from Hampton Falls. She shared 46 years of marriage with her husband, Jean B. Melanson. In addition to her husband, she leaves seven stepchildren, Linda, Jeanne, Richard, Sharon, Michelle, Barbara and Kathy, several grandchildren, brothers-in-law, Rene Melanson and his wife, Joy, Robert Melanson and his wife Danielle, sister-in-law, Pauline Melanson, niece Karen Anthony and her husband Terry and cousins. She was predeceased by her son, David Ross and her sister, Joan Babish. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. If desired, donations may be made to your local S.P.C.A. chapter.

12 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
Salisbury, MA - Alice A. (Walton) Davitt, 85, of Salisbury, and formerly of Stoneham, passed quietly at the Masconomet Healthcare Center in Topsfield, in the early hours of Sunday morning, June 10, 2018, comforted by the presence of her loving family. She was the devoted wife of the late Alan Davitt. One of three children of the late Xenophon P. and Alice L. (Palmer) Walton, she was born in Tacoma Park, Maryland, on December 14, 1932. After graduating from high school, she went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in Nursing, pursuing a lifelong career as a dedicated nurse at New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham. Every one of her patients received her utmost respect, compassion, and tender-loving care. A very talented and creative person, Alice had an extensive collection of dolls, all of which she hand-decorated. It was her prized collection and was admired by all who saw it. However, there was nothing in this world that she treasured more than her family and her grandchildren. She was a longtime, faithful member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Stoneham, Mass. The memories she has created will forever live on in the hearts of her three sons, Ronald Paul Davitt and wife Doreen of Amesbury, Mass., Robert Scott Schmidt and wife Jane of Catonsville, Md., and Brad Schmidt of Hampton, N.H.; her two daughters, Nancee Schmidt and husband Todd Colwell of Malden, Mass., and Julie Schmidt and significant other Peter Cherico of Portsmouth, N.H.; her four grandchildren, Laura Schmidt and Hallie Schmidt both of Catonsville, Md., Michael Ronald Davitt and wife Megan of Newburyport, Mass., and Lindsey Davitt of San Francisco, Calif. She was predeceased by her brother, Edward P. Walton, and her sister, Dorothy H. Uhl. Private graveside services were held at Long Hill Cemetery in Salisbury. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Post Office Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. Arrangements are by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport.

11 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
Newburyport - Marshall R. Bowden, 89, died on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018, surrounded by his family. Born in Marblehead, Mass., on January 21, 1929, he was the son of the late Thomas Bowden and Charlotte (Edmonds) Bowden. Marshall was raised and educated in Marblehead and later enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the USS Beale during the Korean War. While serving in Europe, he met his future wife, the late Pauline (LeComber) Bowden, who died February 13, 2004. The couple settled in Danvers, Mass., raised a family, and were married for 49 years. Marshall loved Bridgton, Maine, and camped every summer with family and friends on Long Lake. Later, he built a chalet next to Pleasant Mountain where he was an active member of the Pleasant Mountain ski patrol. He worked as a master electrician for IBEW local 103 until his retirement. After Pauline’s death, he met his companion, Virginia (Gini) Player of Ipswich, who died January 24, 2017. Family members include Valerie (Bowden) Ferris and her husband John Ferris of Andover, N.H., Scott and Judith Bowden of Newbury, Mass.; his grandchildren Tuckerman Ferris, Henry Bowden, Anna Bowden; and his devoted niece Claire Greensmith of Newburyport, Mass.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950 is assisting Mr. Bowden’s family with his funeral arrangements. To offer online condolences please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.

11 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
Ipswich - Mrs. Barbara (Luff) McCraine, 93, of Ipswich, beloved wife of the late Thomas McCraine with whom she shared 52 ½ years of marriage, died Sunday May 20, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Huntington, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Helen and Leroy W. Luff. She attended grade school in Huntington and then Staten Island, New York. She graduated from New Dorp High School where she was active in the Glee Club, Photography Club, and Yearbook. She continued her education at New Jersey College for Women (now Douglas College) where she played field hockey, graduating in 1947. She earned her college degree modeling for John Robert Powers, in New York City, after attending his modeling school and became one of his top models, at that time. After graduating from college she left modeling and worked as a Social Worker for Children’s Services in N.J. An avid gardener, Barbara had a lifelong interest in gardening and belonged to the Pines Lake Garden Club in N.J. and the Boxford Village Garden Club where she was made an honorary member. She was also a member of the Doylestown Nature Club while living in Pa. During her time in Doylestown she worked as a realtor enjoying the homes and gardens, as part of that job. An entertainer at heart, Barbara had a passion for singing and continued to sing throughout her life. She was active in the college choir and also a member of an acapella harmony group. While living at Pines Lake she sang with the Ramapo Valley Chorus of Sweet Adeline’s. Barbara was dedicated to her family and her community, she spent countless hours volunteering throughout her life starting in college, visiting nursing homes and entertaining service men in a nearby hospital. She continued serving in the various communities she lived; she was a Pink Lady at Chilton Memorial Hospital and a driver for the American Cancer Society. She was an active member of First Church Boxford, Congregational, where she cooked, made prayer shawls and helped whenever there was a need. She was also a member of the PEO Sisterhood, Chapter P of Marblehead, where they made donations to support women in need. Barbara’s favorite times were spent with her family and friends, she will be deeply missed. Barbara is survived by her sons, Thomas McCraine and his wife Faris Bennett of West Newbury, and Daniel McCraine and his wife Susan of Boxford; seven grandchildren, Jared McCraine, Aaron McCraine, Samantha McCraine, Georgia Bennett, Tori Bermudez and her husband Marcus, Shannon McCraine, and Jaclyn McCraine; her great-grandchildren, Ava and Dominic Bermudez; her sister Jocelyn Barth of Virginia; and many nieces and nephews. She was also sister-in-law to the late Moira McCraine Roberts. Her funeral service will be in First Church Boxford, Congregational, 4 Georgetown Rd., Boxford, on Friday, June 15, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Village Cemetery, Boxford. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Route 62), Danvers. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Barbara’s memory to PEO Sisterhood, Chapter P, c/o Debby Stockdale, 45 Jersey St., Marblehead, MA 01945. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.

10 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
Hampton, NH - June 2, 2018, at age 65. Beloved son of the late Alfred D. Wetherbee and Elizabeth (Churchey) Wetherbee. Devoted father of Ian D. Wetherbee of Newton, and Devin R. Wetherbee of Byfield. Loving brother of Alison L. Marcotti and her late husband Doug of Melrose, and Debra G. Schille and her husband Paul of Melrose. Proud grandfather of John Joseph Gamache. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends will gather in honor and remembrance of Phil’s life during visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose, on Wednesday, June 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. For directions or online tribute, visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com. Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose, 781-665-1900.

10 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
Haverhill - Eleanor F. “Ellie” (Hurteau) Welch, 102, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away peacefully June 9, at the Hannah Duston Healthcare with her family by her side. Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late, Orie J. and Frances V. (Doughty) Hurteau. She attended Haverhill public schools and was a graduate of Haverhill High School, class of 1934. Mrs. Welch was employed many years as a cook at St. James Grammar School and Haverhill High School Cafeteria. She also sold products for Avon for several years. A woman of strong faith, she was an active parishioner of St. James Church and member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. James #436, and Court Sacred Hearts #864 for 70 years, at one time serving as Grand Regent. Mrs. Welch along with her late husband, enjoyed traveling, making several trips to Hawaii and day trips to Foxwoods. She was an avid Boston sports fan. Mrs. Welch was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. The widow of William A. Welch who died in 1997, she leaves her children, Martin J. Welch and his wife, Jane (Gallant), of Haverhill, Deborah A. (Welch) LaBranche and her husband, Alan, of Amesbury; a daughter in law, Gayle (Dow) Welch, of Amesbury; five grandchildren, Jesse Welch and his wife, Judith, of Rochester, N.H., Vanessa (Welch) Michael and her husband, Samson, of Malden, Nicole LaBranche, of Pooler, Ga., Douglas LaBranche and his wife, Joana of York, Maine, and Jefferson Welch and his wife, Chalsee, of Manchester, N.H.; six great-grandchildren, Olivia and Fiona Welch, William, Elliana, and Charles LaBranche and Samuel Michael; and several loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, William B. Welch; a sister, Evelyn M. Thornton, and a brother, Kenneth Hurteau. As she called the Hannah Duston Healthcare her home for the past four years, she considered the staff there her extended family. Her family wishes to thank the good people of Hannah Duston Healthcare for their compassionate care during her stay. Family and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. Funeral services will begin on Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, Winter St. Haverhill. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery, North Broadway, Haverhill. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the St. Vincent dePaul of St. James Parish, 6 Cottage St., Haverhill, MA 01830. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook, or www.comeaufuneral.com.

10 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
Newburyport, MA - Robert Kent Donovan, 85, a longtime resident of Plum Island, Newbury, Mass., passed away peacefully at Country Center in Newburyport, on June 8, 2018. Born in Andover, November 10, 1932, “Kent,” as he was known, was the son of the late Harry Albert Donovan and Ruth Hannah Kent Donovan. After graduating from Punchard High School in Andover, Kent received a bachelor's degree from Harvard. Following service as U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant in Germany from 1954 to 1956, Kent studied at Cambridge University in England earning a second bachelor's and a master's degree in History, before returning to complete a Ph.D in History at Harvard University in 1965. Kent enjoyed a career as a professor of History and Dance History at Kansas State University. Visiting professorships and fellowships included the University of Victoria (British Columbia), Early Music and Dance Institute at Castle Hill (Ipswich, Mass.), Massachusetts Historical Society and the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University (Providence, R.I.). A respected critic of dance, drama and film, Kent wrote for the Manhattan (Kan.) Mercury, Topeka Metro News, and other media outlets. Kent was considered a great storyteller and leaves behind many family and friends who now share happy memories of their times with him throughout his life. Kent was predeceased by brother Bruce E. Donovan. Survivors include his first cousins Helen Glinos of Chelmsford, Marion Olson of Groveland and Ruth Petersen of North Andover; as well as their children and grandchildren; sister-in-law Doris Stearn Donovan of Providence; niece Erika Donovan Estades of New York City; nephew Greg Donovan of Lincoln, Nebraska; along with three great-nieces and a great-nephew. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 895 Main Street, West Newbury, followed by a burial in West Parish Cemetery, Andover, where he will be laid to rest with his parents.

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Newburyport, MA - Delphine M. (Kilgore) Nichypor, longtime resident of Newburyport, just 6 weeks shy of her 91st birthday, died unexpectedly, Tuesday morning, June 5, 2018, at the Anna Jaques Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Nichypor, who died in 1992, and longtime loving companion and soul mate of Charles A. “Charlie” Souther One of five children of the late Herbert and Bernice (David) Kilgore, she was born in West Newbury on July 16, 1927. Delphine retired from Western Electric where she had worked as an inspector for more than 20 years. She lived life with a passion and was always on the go, whether working, visiting family and friends, going out to eat, or catching a good movie at the theater. Delphine had a flare for fashion and loved to go shopping, sometimes just to check out the latest styles, or to add a splash of something new to spark her wardrobe. What she loved most was traveling. From trips with family to beautiful Lake Carmi in Franklin, VT, to Montreal, Quebec City, the 1964 New York World’s Fair, and Washington D.C., to trips with friends to Bermuda, and on her own to California, Tennessee and even China, she loved every minute of every trip. In addition to her dearly beloved companion Charlie, she leaves behind her son, Peter J. Nichypor and his companion, Lisa Reynolds and her two children, Charlotte and Lucy, and her grandson, Alexie Nichypor and companion Kacy Arthur, all of Exeter, N.H.; her brothers, Herbert Harry Kilgore , Jr., and wife, Pienna of Tennessee and Dean Kilgore and wife Donna of Texas; her sister, Alice Maclennan and her companion, Robert B. Dennis, Sr., of Bradford; Charlie’s daughters, whom she always considered to be part of the family, Donna Sargent and husband Peter of Manchester, NH, Lynn Hamel and husband, Robert and Kathy Demeritt and husband Ken all of Seabrook, NH, along with several nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends, all of whom held a very special place in her heart. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her son, Joseph A. Nichypor, Jr., and her sister, Mary Brown. Visiting hours at Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport, will be Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 10 to 12 p.m. immediately followed by services at the funeral home and burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Newburyport. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider honoring her by bringing something from your garden.

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Rye Beach, NH - Dr. Alfred Louis Arcidi, 86, of Christiansted, USVI, and formerly of North Andover, died Wednesday June 6th at his summer home in Rye Beach, surrounded by his loving family. Dr. Alfred L. Arcidi was born in Lawrence, on July 3rd, 1931, a son of the late Alfio and Carmela (Simone) Arcidiacono. He was raised in Lawrence and attended Lawrence High School. Upon graduating from Merrimack College in 1953, he served in the United States Army during the Korean War through 1955. In 1960, Dr. Arcidi earned his Doctorate of Dental Science from the University of Buffalo School of Dentistry. Here he graduated as part of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, a prestigious group consisting of the top students in the dental field. He developed and sustained a large family dentistry practice in Lawrence. In 1982, Dr. Arcidi founded the Whittier Health Network, a highly successful healthcare organization consisting of multiple facilities spread throughout Massachusetts as well as Eastern New York. The prestigious Whittier Health Network is recognized to provide the highest caliber of comprehensive healthcare services to thousands of patients. In 2012, he was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Health Sciences by Merrimack College. He was a long-standing member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts as well as the St. Alfio Society. He shared 63 years of marriage with his late wife, Laura E (Turrisi) Arcidi and he was also predeceased by his brothers, Louis Arcidy and Michael Arcidiacono. Family members include three sons, Alfred Arcidi and his wife, Mary Louise of Rye Beach, NH, Philip Arcidi and his wife, Erica of Christiansted, USVI, Michael Arcidi and his wife, Ann Marie of Hampton, N.H.; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, his brother, Joseph Arcidi of Concord, and his sister, Dorothy (Arcidiacono) Gangi of Reno, NV. Family and friends may visit from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018 in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Rd., Hampton, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 AM at the St. Theresa Parish Church, 815 Central Rd., Rye Beach, NH. Burial will be following the Mass, at approximately 12 Noon, in the West Parish Cemetery, Andover. All are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Monastery of St. Clare, 445 River Road, Andover, Mass. 01810-4213. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Dr. Arcidi’s memorial website, to sign his tribute wall and for directions.

7 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
Newbury - John Walter Packer, Jr. age 87, lifelong Newbury resident passed away peacefully Sunday morning June 3rd with his loving wife Janet by his side, John was a devoted husband of 65 years. Born in Newburyport, 25 December 1930 son of the late John W. and Ruth Packer. John graduated from Newburyport High School in 1949, his class was known as the 49er’s. He was a member of the Varsity football team. He served in the Army National Guard from 1949 to 1958 with a honorable discharge. Brownie Taylor and John founded Olde Town Builders in 1960, together their craftsmanship created some of the finest homes on the North Shore. John’s specialty was masonry, many of the bricks that you see today in downtown Newburyport were at one point in time handled by either John Packer or Brownie Taylor. John’s chimney’s are forever monuments that he has left behind. John leaves behind, his wife Janet, sister, Pat Fish, two sons and their wives, Doug and Gail Packer, Dana and Dorene Packer, all living in Newbury, four grandchildren, Michael Packer of Newbury, Desiree Edwards and husband Kevin, of Georgetown, Talon Packer and wife, Meaghan of Groveland and John Luke Packer of Newbury. five great-grandchildren, Ryen, Finley, and Gennes Packer of Newbury, Harley and Paxton Edwards of Georgetown; extended family members and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Bailey Packer of Newburyport and Russel Packer of Geneseo, NY. John will be fondly remembered and dearly missed. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Tuesday, June 12th at 10:30 a.m. at the Belleville Congregational Chapel, 300 High Street Newburyport MA 01950. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Council on Aging, 63 Hanover St, Newbury MA 01951 or the Northshore Habitat for Humanity, 215 Maple Street, Lynn MA 01904 Arrangements are by Twomey-LeBlanc & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St, Newburyport MA 01950. To offer online condolences please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.

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Peabody, MA. - Betty Jeanne Hull, 95, died peacefully at Brooksby Village in Peabody, Massachusetts on May 23, 2018 after a long, full life of work, family, travel, and bridge playing. She had spent her last decade at Brooksby, a retirement community where she was the beneficiary of great friendships, a friendly and caring staff, and in her last few months, excellent nursing care. Born in Vincennes, Indiana to Maurice and Helen Whitehouse, Betty was the eldest of four daughters. From an early age she helped take care of her sisters. She married John Pershing Hull in January, 1944 and they had one son, Joe Dennis Hull. She worked as a medical receptionist and personnel Manager for a department store in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was an avid bridge player, square dancer, and bowler. She and her husband enjoyed camping and fishing in their motor home throughout Utah. In 1988, they made a daring cross-country move to Massachusetts to be near their son and his family. Betty was a dedicated and cheerful grandmother to her four grandchildren, with whom she spent a great deal of time. She enjoyed telling stories about their childhood and advising them. When her family was heading out to drive on the streets of Massachusetts she would say “Remember, that other guy’s always a nut!” Her sharp wit and contagious sense of humor made her the life of any party or family gathering. Even at age 95, she was known to bring her grandchildren, nurses, and aides to laughter. She had a strong interest in genealogy and tabulated the family history in detail. Betty was predeceased by her husband and three sisters, Lois, Norma, and Martha. She is survived by her son Joe, and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Rose of Georgetown, MA, and her four grandchildren: Derek and Justine Hull of Martha’s Vineyard, Alex Hull of Brooklyn, NY, and Olivia Hull of Somerville, MA. She is also survived by her nieces Patti Thomas of Salt Lake City, Utah and Karen Corner of Watsonville, Calif.; her nephew, Nick Farezoco lives in Sacramento, California. Her two great grandchildren are Nathan and Anya Kohler of Martha’s Vineyard. A memorial service will be held at the Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown, on Saturday, June 16th at 2pm. Interment will follow at the Burial Grounds of the Town of Rowley, MA. Instead of flowers, contributions can be made to the Brooksby Village Resident Care Fund at 200 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody, MA, 01960. For funeral home directions, florists or to sign the family guestbook, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com.

6 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
Epping, NH - Nancy Jean Pierce, died suddenly at her home on May 31, 2018. She was born in Amesbury, the daughter of the late Henry and Emily Crowley Paul. A graduate of Amesbury High School, she also formerly resided in South Hampton, NH and has lived in Epping for the last 30 years. She was employed for many years at Ethan Allen in Portsmouth, N.H. and formerly at Sam’s Club in Seabrook, N.H. She loved cooking, flowers and enjoyed outdoor gardening, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, David Pierce, and her grandson, Kyle Jameson. She is survived by her son Glenn Wise and his wife Lauren of South Hampton, NH; her daughter Sheila Jameson of North Hampton, N.H.; her granddaughter-in-law Christine Jameson of Hampton; her grandson, Troy Wise and his wife, Nicole of South Hampton, NH; her great-grandson, Liam Jameson; her brother, Wayne Paul and his wife Carol of Newton, N.H. and many nieces and nephews. Calling Hours will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, N.H. A memorial Service will follow at 12 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery in Amesbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Firefighter Cancer Network >http://www.fcsnwa.org.

6 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
Danvers - Janet F. (O’Neil) Delande, 84, passed away at Kaplan Family Hospice House following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Edward F. Delande. Born in Saugus on September 13, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Grace (Connell) O’Neil. Janet was raised and educated in Saugus and graduated from Saugus High School in 1951. She had been an accountant for many years and worked for the former Deerskin Trading Post in the mail order division before retiring from the North Shore ARC. Janet had been a member of the Danvers Historical Society and volunteered at the Danvers Food Pantry. She was also a member of the Polish Club, the ELKs Club and the Moose Club. She enjoyed boating, skiing and wintering in Long Boat Key, Fla. Her greatest joy was first; raising her two sons and then being a loving grandmother of six, before becoming a great-grandmother. She is survived by her two sons, Michael Delande and his wife, Bonnie of Georgetown, John Delande of Danvers, her beloved friend and soulmate, Michael Casale, six grandchildren, Christopher and Aaron Delande, Danielle Zenga and her husband Daniel, Rebecca Grady and her husband, Edward, and Jessica and Melanie Delande, and two great-grandchildren, Addison and Michael and one on the way. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Saint Richard Church, 90 Forest St., Danvers. Burial is private. Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Janet’s name to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA, 01923. www.LyonsFuneral.com.

6 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
Kensington, NH - Frances M. (Grena) Batchelder, 97, longtime resident of Kensington, N.H., died Wednesday afternoon, May 30, 2018 at Maplewood Center Nursing Home in Amesbury, where she had been a resident for the past three years. She was the loving wife of the late Richard B. Batchelder. Born in Amesbury, January 16, 1921, Frances was one of eight children of the late Emile Grynasiewski and Caroline (Jarosz) Grynasiewski and had attended St. Joseph’s School in Amesbury. For many years she worked at Henschel’s in Amesbury and was a devout, lifelong communicant of St. Joseph Church as well as a member of the church choir. Her most precious times were those spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her siblings and all their children. Family values were most important and she was always there to give guidance, encouragement, understanding and unconditional love. She also shared with them her enjoyment of music, especially her love of polish music and polka-dancing, which always gave way to much merriment and bouts of laughter. She leaves behind two sons, David Batchelder and Robert Batchelder both of Kensington, NH; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren who held an extra special place in her heart; a sister, Helen Lannan and husband William of Kensington, N.H., along with several generations of nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Grena and her sisters, Mary Charest, Thecla Verda, Alice Haminick, Sally Galary and Jane Piper. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph Church of the Holy Family Parish, Two School Street, Amesbury at a later date. Private burial was held at the Village Cemetery in Kensington, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Holy Family Parish, 9 Sparhawk Street, Amesbury, MA 01913. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury.

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Merrimacport, MA - Geraldine Adele (Powers) Wallace, age 92, of Merrimacport, died May 31, 2018. Gerry was the beloved wife of her high school sweetheart the late Wilbur E. “Web” Wallace, until the time of his death in 2002. Born in Haverhill on May 27, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Lee Foster Powers and the late Agnes H. (Haskell) Powers. She was a graduate of the former Merrimac High School, and went on to attend the University of New Mexico and Salem State University. For many years she ran the Wallace Nursery School & Kindergarten from her home in Merrimacport. She was elected Treasurer for the Town of Merrimac and served until her retirement. Gerry also served as a Board Member for the YWCA in Newburyport, was a member of the Pentucket Scholarship Committee, was a 30 year participant of the Merrimac Santa Parade Show, a lifelong member of the Merrimacport United Methodist Church and an active member of the community. Gerry loved swimming, was an avid gardener, enjoyed the beauty and splendor of nature and freely shared her passions with everyone in her life. She lived life to its fullest; ready, willing and able to do whatever needed to be done, with a smile. She is survived by her daughter Deborah Albee and her son, John Wallace and his wife Sheila of Merrimac; five grandchildren, Andrea Felder, Shadrach Felder, Zachary Albee, David Johnson, Jacob Wallace and their spouses and her great grandchildren; a brother, Lee Powers and his wife Galina of WI; a sister, Charlotte Gulezian of Maine, many nieces and nephews, extended family and dear friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her son, David W. Wallace, who died in 1972. A Memorial Service will be held at the Merrimacport United Methodist Church, 39 High Street, Merrimac, on a future date. Private burial for the family will be planned at Locust Grove Cemetery, Merrimac. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the YWCA of Greater Newburyport, 13 Market Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 or to the Merrimacport United Methodist Church, 39 High Street, Merrimac, MA 01860. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main Street, Merrimac.