www.newburyportnews.com - RSS Results in news/local_news of type article
www.newburyportnews.com - RSS Results in section(s) news/local_news only for asset type(s) of article


by By Amanda Getchell agetchell@newburyportnews.com
15 Feb 2019 at 4:15pm
WEST NEWBURY ? State Rep. Lenny Mirra, R-West Newbury, was appointed this week to three key legislative committees for the 2019-20 session.


by By Jim Sullivan Jsullivan@newburyportnews.com
15 Feb 2019 at 4:05pm
NEWBURYPORT ? State Sen. Diana DiZoglio was named this week as Senate chairwoman of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business.


by By Amanda Getchell agetchell@newburyportnews.com
15 Feb 2019 at 2:30pm
HAMPTON, N.H. ? A large crowd packed a public hearing Wednesday night to voice support for Seabrook Station or concerns about concrete degradation as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission considers whether to extend the nuclear power plant's operating license for 20?


15 Feb 2019 at 2:30pm
NEWBURYPORT ? Community service, new food and fun for the Firehouse are on tap Saturday for the live broadcast of Local Pulse internet radio with host Joe DiBiase.

15 Feb 2019 at 11:54am
ROWLEY ? The Board of Selectmen recently set the date of Monday, May 6 for the Annual Town Meeting. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in the Pine Grove School.


by By Julie Manganis Staff Writer
15 Feb 2019 at 11:21am
BEVERLY ? A former Beverly Hospital pharmacy technician managed to steal nearly 18,000 pills, most of them opioids, over a 13-month period in part because a supervisor ?likely? was not reviewing reports that could have alerted her to discrepancies in?


by By Jim Sullivan jsullivan@newburyportnews.com
15 Feb 2019 at 6:04am
AMESBURY ? Military veterans received a special Valentine's Day treat Thursday, courtesy of Coastal Connections.


by By Jack Shea jshea@newburyportnews.com
15 Feb 2019 at 5:03am
NEWBURYPORT ? With the disposition of the former G.W. Brown School at a standstill, city officials are working with residents to determine the future of the building and of Newburyport Youth Services, which is housed there.

by By Jack Shea jshea@newburyportnews.com
15 Feb 2019 at 5:05am
NEWBURYPORT ? The city's new Titcomb Street parking garage may be completed just in time for spring, with a traffic study to follow, according to Mayor Donna Holaday.

by By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com
15 Feb 2019 at 4:58am
NEWBURYPORT ? An Ipswich man whose license was suspended after he crashed his Mini Cooper into a house while allegedly high on cocaine last month, was back in Ipswich District Court on Thursday, hoping a judge would allow him to?

by By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com
15 Feb 2019 at 4:59am
SALISBURY ? A local man accused of attacking a woman twice within a few months last year pleaded guilty to several charges Thursday in Newburyport District Court and was sentenced to 18 months in jail.

by By Jim Sullivan jsullivan@newburyportnews.com
15 Feb 2019 at 5:00am
AMESBURY ? The City Council unanimously agreed Wednesday night to create Woodsom Farm Park.

15 Feb 2019 at 3:00am
Henry Bailey Little (1851-1957) was the oldest child of Edward Henry and Catherine Adams Little, and he grew up at the Spencer-Peirce-Little farm in Newbury. As an adult, he was a prominent businessman in Newburyport and became president of the?

15 Feb 2019 at 3:00am
State Rep. Lenny Mirra, R-West Newbury, will hold office hours in two of his district towns Tuesday.

15 Feb 2019 at 3:00am
The following jury-waived trials occurred Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Newburyport District Court with Judge Allen Swan presiding:


15 Feb 2019 at 3:00am
NEWBURYPORT ? Paintings by Amesbury artist Margery Jennings will be on display on the Anna Jaques Hospital Art Wall from Feb. 28 to March 28. Sales will benefit the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association.

15 Feb 2019 at 3:00am
Salisbury


14 Feb 2019 at 6:04pm
SALISBURY ? Apollo was found as a stray, brought to the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society and is now available for adoption. He was outside fending for himself for some time, and is looking for an indoor only home as?


by By Amanda Getchell agetchell@newburyportnews.com
14 Feb 2019 at 5:03am
NEWBURYPORT ? A group of Newburyport High School students collaborated with the Newburyport Preservation Trust to hang handmade valentines on historic houses, public buildings and other favorite spots in the wee hours before Valentine's Day to sprinkle some love around?

by By Jim Sullivan jsullivan@newburyportnews.com
14 Feb 2019 at 5:05am
AMESBURY ? The city moved a step closer to building a new elementary school when the Massachusetts School Building Authority moved the project into the schematic design phase Wednesday.


by By Jim Sullivan jsullivan@newburyportnews.com
14 Feb 2019 at 5:02am
AMESBURY ? Amesbury High School Principal Elizabeth McAndrews has been named the 2019 Massachusetts Association of Student Councils' Administrator of the Year.

by By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com
14 Feb 2019 at 5:00am
NEWBURYPORT ? About 5 inches of snow fell across Greater Newburyport between 3 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, and this time the city?s plows and sanders were out in force.

by By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com
14 Feb 2019 at 5:00am
MERRIMAC ? An evening out for a New Hampshire man and a local woman Tuesday landed them in jail after they crashed their truck into a snowbank and ended up being arrested on drunken-driving charges.

by By Jennifer Solis Correspondent
14 Feb 2019 at 4:00am
WEST NEWBURY ? Grab a friend, sibling or significant other and get ready to have your heartstrings tugged at a free movie night for teens at GAR Memorial Library.

14 Feb 2019 at 3:00am
AMESBURY ? Davis Marcus, an avid wooden ski collector who owned and operated Atlantic Forest Ski Area (formerly Locke?s and Amesbury Ski Tow) from 1986-92, will talk about the city?s ski history at the annual Bartlett Museum luncheon April 28?

14 Feb 2019 at 3:00am
Laura Coombs Hills (1859-1952) is an artist from Newburyport best known for her floral pastels and portrait miniatures. In the 1880s, Hills worked as an illustrator for Louis Prang and Company, designing valentines and other greeting cards. She also illustrated?

14 Feb 2019 at 3:00am
Three local students were named to the dean?s list at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year.

14 Feb 2019 at 3:00am
Salisbury

14 Feb 2019 at 3:00am
The following jury-waived trial occurred Monday, Feb. 11, at Newburyport District Court with Judge Peter Doyle presiding:

by By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com
14 Feb 2019 at 3:00am
MERRIMAC ? Almost a year after attempting to break into an empty Bear Hill Road home, a Haverhill man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Newburyport District Court to a single count of attempting to commit a crime.


by By Jim Sullivan jsullivan@newburyportnews.com
13 Feb 2019 at 5:03am
AMESBURY ? A UMass Lowell junior from Amesbury just received $10,000 to pay for her schooling, courtesy of Oprah Winfrey.

by By Jim Sullivan jsullivan@newburyportnews.com
13 Feb 2019 at 5:04am
AMESBURY ? A city councilor is proposing a ban on thin-film, single-use plastic shopping bags, an idea scheduled for a first reading by the council tonight.

by By Jack Shea jshea@newburyportnews.com
13 Feb 2019 at 5:05am
NEWBURYPORT ? The City Council adopted an order Monday to reduce the hours people have to pay to park in city lots by two hours in the winter in response to concerns raised by downtown restaurateurs.


 
www.newburyportnews.com - RSS Results in news/lifestyles,news/lifestyles/* of...
www.newburyportnews.com - RSS Results in section(s) news/lifestyles,news/lifestyles/* only for asset type(s) of article


by By Will Broaddus wbroaddus@northofboston.com
14 Feb 2019 at 3:00pm
Beth Daigle?s first book was written for travelers, but it should prove interesting to everyone, no matter where they are going.

by Health and Well-Being Dr. Jim Manganiello
14 Feb 2019 at 2:00pm
Sacred psychology seeks to foster a deepening and a renewal of our personality, through direct experience of the sacred dimension of life. It involves levels of work that often lead to profound changes in the way that we experience reality.


by By Mark Kennedy Associated Press
14 Feb 2019 at 2:00pm
Alita is just like a typical teenage girl. She loves chocolate; breaks curfew; and crushes on a bad boy with floppy hair, a leather jacket and a motorcycle.


by By Terry Date tdate@northofboston.com
14 Feb 2019 at 2:00pm
Blest Energy and poetic lines (and caffeine) will power the house this Saturday night at the New Moon Coffeehouse.


by By Terry Date tdate@northofboston.com
14 Feb 2019 at 6:00am
A young evacuee with a trunk and big ears named Marlene joins fellow refugees in the play ?An Elephant in the Garden.?


by By Will Broaddus Staff Writer
14 Feb 2019 at 5:00am
Jack Neary sets a lot of his plays during holidays, and ?First Night? is no exception.


13 Feb 2019 at 2:00pm
Musical finale


by By Lindsey Bahr Associated Press
13 Feb 2019 at 2:00pm
Even when done well, the romantic comedy is easy to pick on. They?re so earnest and full of clichés and unrealistic fairy tale standards.


by By Geir Moulson Associated Press
13 Feb 2019 at 3:00am
BERLIN ? Charles Ferguson thought Watergate had never ?properly been done.? The result was a documentary that explores the American presidential scandal in its full epic span, clocking in at more than four hours.


by By Daniel Neman Tribune News Service
12 Feb 2019 at 3:30pm
Every once in a while, my father would bake biscuits for breakfast. He made them the only way I knew they could be made: out of a box.


 
The Daily News of Newburyport: Obituaries
Listings for Obituaries on The Daily News of Newburyport


13 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Amesbury, ma - Lea M. (Theriault) Boliver, age 51, a resident of Amesbury since 1994, died peacefully in the quiet beauty of the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill, in the loving presence of her family. Born in Berlin, New Hampshire, on June 1, 1967, she was the daughter of Mary Lapierre-Candido of Gorham, N.H., and the late Nelson LaPierre and was a graduate of Gorham High School, class of 1986. Lea worked at US Foods, having started as a temporary employee in 1996. She worked her way up to the Director of Merchandising and Marketing after having served many other roles. This was an accomplishment of which she was very proud of. Lea loved her family and shared with them her passion for hiking, traveling, and the beach. Her life’s memories will be forever treasured by her husband of 23 years, Frank E. Boliver of Amesbury; her daughter, Danielle Lapointe of Amesbury; her son, Ryan Howe of Amesbury and his fiancée Christina DiGuilio of Haverhill; her mother, Mary; her sisters, Catherine Theriault of Portland, Ore., and Virginia Levesque of Fla.; her brothers, Gary Theriault of Kona, Hawaii, Mark Theriault of Portland, Ore., Pat Theriault of Gorham, N.H.; her step-siblings, Scott Lapierre of Gorham, N.H., Gregg Lapierre of Fla., and Sally Middleton of Milan, N.H.; along with several nieces, nephews, extended family and many dear friends. Visiting hours at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, will be Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., immediately followed by funeral services. In lieu of flowers and in her honor, please consider a donation to the Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.


13 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - Linda S. Causey, 66, died peacefully with family by her side, Sunday morning February 10, 2019, at Avita of Newburyport, after a long and courageous battle with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Rochester, New Hampshire, on February 19, 1952, to the late Lillian and Clifton MacDougall and was the oldest of six siblings. Linda was raised in Berwick, Maine, and was a graduate of Noble High School before going on to become a nursing assistant at a young age. She worked her entire life as a certified nursing assistant in several hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout southern Maine and New Hampshire. Linda had a passion for caring for the elderly and did it with great love and incredibly high standards. She enjoyed music, sewing, gardening, the outdoors, spending time with her many rescued animals, but most of all spending time with her only grandson, Zachary. Linda is survived by her only daughter Christi Kornetsky, son-in-law Danny Kornetsky, and grandson Zachary of Newburyport, Mass.; as well as brothers and sisters; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband W. Wayne Causey on May 16, 1998. It gives her family great comfort to know they are together again. Family and friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m., on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950. Her funeral Mass will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Newburyport. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Linda’s name at act.alz.org. For directions or to offer online condolences, please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.

13 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Amesbury - Wayne A. Lattime, 64, of Amesbury, died Friday, February 8, 2019, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. He was born May 16, 1954, in Newburyport, a son of the late Frank and Evelyn (Mace) Lattime. He leaves his son, Wayne R. Lattime of Amesbury; his daughter, Corinne Lattime of West Newbury; the mother of his children, Carol Lattime, also of West Newbury; four siblings, Frank Lattime and his wife Sue, Debra Lattime, Ray Lattime and Tracy Lattime; companion Sheila Tennent; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held in the spring. After cremation, burial will be in the Rural Cemetery, West Newbury. Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton, N.H. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Wayne’s memorial website, sign his tribute wall, or for a more complete notice.


13 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Hickory, NC - Richard F. (Dick) Wright, 79, died unexpectedly, February 6, 2019, at Catawba Valley Medical Center, Hickory, N.C. Born in Ticonderoga, N.Y., in the Adirondacks, he was the son of the late Walter and Valeska Wright. Dick graduated from Ticonderoga High School and during that time developed an interest and talent for music. After high school he traveled the country playing saxophone and clarinet with various bands, including the Jimmy Dorsey Band. He played summers in the Hampton Beach Shell. Dick played wedding events as well as many venues around Boston with the Bob Batchelder Big Band. He attended BU and Berklee School of Music where he received a bachelor's degree and taught music in the Danvers Public School System, retiring in 1999. Dick and Nancy moved to Newburyport in 1969 and his love of the water led him to purchase his first sailboat. He was a life member of the American Yacht Club. He and Nancy spent many years sailing from Newburyport to various harbors along the Maine coast. Dick loved to bird-watch and was never without his binoculars and bird book. Always an animal lover, he volunteered for the Merrimack River Feline Rescue. Dick’s gentle manner, dry sense of humor and natural curiosity made him a great conversationalist. He was an avid reader and could always be found at the local coffee shop or bookstore having a lively conversation or telling a joke or two. In 2007, Dick and Nancy relocated to Hickory, N.C., to be near their grandchildren. It didn’t take him long to find the closest trout stream to enjoy fly fishing and the outdoors. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nancy Bilek Wright; two children, Richard W. Wright (Kristin) of Lenoir, N.C., Pamela T. Wright of Nice, France. Dick was the grandfather of three beloved grandchildren, Nathaniel, Lily and Zachary. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Bass-Smith Funeral Home, Hickory, N.C. Online condolences may be sent to www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made in Dick’s name to the Merrimack River Feline Rescue, Salisbury, MA 01952.


12 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Salisbury, MA - With great sadness we announce the passing of Charles Michael Merrill on February 9, 2019. Michael was the proud son of Barbara Merrill and the late Richard B. Merrill Sr., whom along with his nine brothers and sisters he has helped care for most of his adult life. Michael is a lifelong Salisbury resident, and was a member of the parish of the star of the sea church. A Triton High School graduate, Michael was a multi-sport athlete playing wide receiver for the Triton football team, and was also a member of the Triton Basketball team. Michael’s happiest times were with his family. His laugh, quick wit, and smile were welcoming and infectious to all who came to know him through his families many gatherings and events. Michael was the life of the party, and could be seen dancing at every family Christmas party surrounded by those he loved most his many beloved family members. Michael was also an avid Boston sports fan and would regularly attend the sporting events of his many cherished nieces and nephews. Michael believed in giving back to the Town of Salisbury. A former candidate for Selectman, Michael was also a Reserve Police Officer with the Town of Salisbury Police for more than 10 years. Michael was retired from the General Linen Corporation of Newburyport, Massachusetts. In addition to his Mother Barbara Merrill whom Michael was so close, Michael is survived by his son, Charles Michael Merrill Jr.; his siblings, Linda and Dan Mcneil, Richard B. Merrill Jr. and Theresa Merrill, Michelle and David Freeman, Jeffrey Merrill and Keith Beardsley, Rhonda Griffin, Jeannie and Carl Martin, Mabel and Kevin Lewis, and Chad and Deanna Merrill. Michael will be sorely missed by his many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father and best friend Richard B. Merrill Sr.; his sister Wendy Merrill; and his brother-in-law Patrick Griffin. Services will be on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at the star of the sea church, Salisbury, Massachusetts. Calling hours will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., with a service immediately following.


12 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Rochester, NH - Ruth-Ann Pender, 64, of Rochester, formerly of Hampton and Amesbury, Mass., died suddenly February 6, 2019, at her home. She was born in Amesbury, January 22, 1955, a daughter of the late Robert and Jacqueline (Valley) Pender. Ruth was raised in Amesbury and graduated from Amesbury High School. She was employed by Port Healthcare in Newburyport, Mass., as a certified nursing assistant and later as the activities coordinator. She loved spending time at her family farm “Pender Farm” in Amesbury, taking day-trip adventures for a ride to nowhere with her children, painting and drawing, gardening and flowers, and was an avid NE Patriots fan. She leaves three children, Jason Terry, Peter Terry and his wife Deanna, all of Rochester, Jenna Lasala and her husband Tristen of West Newbury, Mass.; six grandchildren, Briana Terry, Jason “JJ” Terry Jr., Tristen Lasala Jr., Nikolas, Chase and Logan Lasala; one great-grandson, Christopher Hernandez; her brother, Mark Pender of Amesbury; her sister, Nancy Dixon of Center Conway; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her brother Bruce Pender. A celebration of life will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the West Newbury Town Annex, 381 West Main Street, West Newbury, MA, with a reception to follow. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of traditional remembrances please honor Ruth-Ann with a donation to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o Holy Redeemer Immaculate Conception Collaborative, 42 Green Street, Newburyport, MA 01950. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Ruth-Ann’s memorial website, sign her tribute wall or for directions.

12 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Merrimac, MA - Walter E. Hayes, age 73, of Merrimac, died unexpectedly on Monday, February 11, 2019, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. He was the devoted husband of Lisa (Pike) Hayes for 43 years. Born in Boston on December 23, 1945, Walter was the son of the late Henry P. and Eva A. (Ford) Hayes. Graduating from Pentucket Regional High School, he subsequently attended Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., where he received a degree in English Literature. Walter was a teacher of English Literature, Grammar and Speech as well as the Chess Coach at Presque Isle High School in northern Maine in his early career before moving back to the area to marry and have a family, ultimately settling back into his childhood home on the Merrimack River. Walter was an avid chess player, always remained well versed in literature, film, and current events, enjoyed collecting sports trading cards and was a true lover of nature spending countless wonderful hours throughout his life, boating, fishing, hiking, bird watching, and exploring the back roads of New England. In addition to his wife Lisa of Merrimac, he also leaves behind his son, Jason Hayes, of Merrimac; his beloved dog, Casper; his sister, Ruth Hayes Schwartz of Tewksbury; his sister-in-law, Deborah Pike Cashman of Dalton, N.H.; and his brother-in-law, Harry E. Pike and wife Heather of Pittsfield, N.H.; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. He was predeceased by two brothers, Frederick E. Golden and James E. Golden. Visiting hours at Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main Street, Merrimac, will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial at Locust Grove Cemetery, Merrimac, will be held in the springtime. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the National Audubon Society.


11 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - How do you find the words to celebrate the life of the best wife and mother in the whole world? She was and is our icon. Ferociously devoted to her family, she was a lover of books, art, film, music, and nature. She could often be found cooking a big pot of soup or petting bumble bees in her beautiful and beloved garden. She found and married her true love of fifty years, Bruce, and had two adoring children, Sara Joy and Jocelyn, whom she claimed as her greatest accomplishments. Through it all, she never lost her sense of humor.  She defied the odds until the end and taught us how to live a life filled with strength, wisdom, wit, and beauty. Thank you for the love and laughter. The conversation will never end. If you feel so moved, please donate to the Newburyport Public Library (through "The Friends of the Newburyport Public Library" www.newburyportpl.org/get_involved), where she happily worked for many years. To offer online condolences please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.


11 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Seabrook - Kevin J. Fritz, 56, of Seabrook, died Friday, February, 8, 2019 at his home after a sudden illness. He was born in Kenmore, NY February 5, 1963 a son of Wayne and Mary (Hanes) Fritz of Sun City, CA. Kevin was raised in Barrington and graduated from Dover High School with the Class of 1981. Kevin was employed as a machinist and owned and operated his own shop. He made his home in Seabrook the past 25 years. He was an avid outdoors enthusiast, enjoying snowmobiling, boating, motorcycles, fishing, hunting and his favorite quote was “Life is Good!” In addition to his parents, he leaves his wife, the love of his life, Paula (Zerdes) Fritz, his daughters, Sarah Mahoney of Somersworth, Heather Silvia and her husband Nathan of Salisbury, MA, his siblings, Cynthia Thomas and her husband Robert of Dover, Steven Fritz and his wife Maureen of Covington, GA, Donna Cunha of Rochester, nieces, nephews and his beloved dog, Bam Bam. He was predeceased by his sister Darlene Flynn. Visiting hours will be held from 3-6 PM, Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road. Directly after visiting hours please join us for a Captain Kev style farewell party to celebrate his life at The North End Boat Club, located at 282 Merrimac Street, Newburyport, MA, 6 pm-closing. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family in their time of need. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Kevin’s memorial website, sign his tribute wall or for directions.


10 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Amesbury, MA - Stella S. (Komanek) Chase, age 95, lifelong resident of Amesbury, passed at her home in the comforting presence of her family on Friday, February 8, 2019. She was the devoted wife of the late Elliot N. Chase, who died June 16, 1992. One of three daughters of the late Stanley H. and Agata (Tomasiak) Komanek, Stella was born in Amesbury on November 5, 1923, and was a graduate of Amesbury High School, class of 1941. For many years Stella worked in the Amesbury Middle School cafeteria. A dedicated wife and mother, her family was the focal point of her life, and she was always there to take care of all their needs. She was also very active within her community, especially with the Main Street Congregational Church where she had been a longtime member and served on numerous committees. Stella was also involved with the Girl Scouts, the PTA, and was a former Grand Noble of the Rebekah Lodge. She leaves an enormous void in the hearts of those whose lives she touched so profoundly—her daughter, Paula A. Solari and husband James of Newburyport; son, Stanley H. Chase and wife Cheryl M. of Amesbury; three granddaughters, Nicole E. Solari, Patricia M. (Solari) Bruff and husband George, and Kristina L. Chase; great-granddaughter, Sophia Bruff; nieces and nephews, who were very special to her, Wendie Plourde, William Warren, Carol Warren, and John Warren; along with extended family and many dear friends. Stella was predeceased her two sisters, Helen F. Komanek, who died December 10, 2014, and Wanda J. Warren, who died July 7, 2003. The memories of her life will continue to be the prized possessions of those who knew and loved her. The family extends their most heartfelt appreciation to Brookhaven Hospice as well as the Visiting Angels for the compassionate care they provided Stella during her final days. By her request, a private burial will take place at Union Cemetery, Amesbury, where she will be reunited with her dear husband, Elliot. In lieu of flowers and in honor of her memory, kindly consider a donation to the Main Street Congregational Church, 145 Main Street, Amesbury, MA 01913. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury.


8 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Georgetown - Patricia A. (O'Connor) Reynolds, 81, a long time resident of Georgetown, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, February 7, 2019 at Beverly Hospital surrounded by her family. Patricia was born on November 16, 1937 in Winchester, to the late Joseph and Edna (Austin) O'Connor. Patricia was raised in Arlington, and graduated from both Matignon High School and Regis College, where she earned her degree in education. Throughout that time, Pat developed many strong friendships that would last a lifetime. This close knit group of friends, affectionately known as "Club”, was very special to Pat, and the group of friends remained close and saw each other as much as possible throughout the years. Pat began a career in teaching and enjoyed summers on the cape, where she met the love of her life, John (Jack) Reynolds, also of Arlington. They married on August 4, 1962 and lived briefly in Portsmouth, RI and Arlington, MA before eventually settling in Georgetown in 1968 where they raised their six children. Pat was a devoted full time mother who was involved in her kids lives. For years she would be seen at scout meetings, school events, and on the fields cheering her kids on. During her spare time, Pat spent her summers on the Cape in Dennis building memories with her family. As her children grew up, Pat returned to teaching. She was a dedicated and highly regarded special education teacher in the Georgetown School System until her retirement. Patricia loved her students, and she was loved by them as well as the other teachers in town. While in retirement, Pat enjoyed going out with friends and family and spending time with her grandchildren. Patricia was the beloved wife of the late, John T. Reynolds, Sr. and is survived by their children, John T. Reynolds, Jr. and his wife Patricia of Georgetown, David Reynolds of Chicago, IL, Pamela Duquette and her husband Marc of Pelham, NH, Joanne Roy and her husband, Marc of Goffstown, NH, Carolyn Bellefeuille and her husband Todd of Georgetown and Leslie Morris and her husband, Paul of Hopedale; her grandchildren, Catherine Paluzzi, Christopher Roy, Ryan, Scott and Jason Bellefeuille, Kerry and John Reynolds and Jared and Derek Morris as well as her siblings, Maureen Fitzgerald and her husband Bill of FL and NH and Joseph O'Connor and his wife Nancy of FL. Pat is also survived by her sister-in-law, Sarah Crissey of Westford. Pat was predeceased by her brother, Robert O'Connor. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend Pat's Funeral Mass on Tuesday, February 12th at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Parish, Georgetown. Interment will follow at Harmony Cemetery, Georgetown. Visitation with the family will be held on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. For those who wish, Pat may be remembered through donations to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215 or to The American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. For funeral home directions, florists or to sign Pat's guest book, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com.

7 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
New Hampshire - Paul Warren Guptill, Sr. passed away on February 2nd at Merrimack Valley Health Center in Amesbury, Mass. Paul was the son of Whitney and Mary (Buckley) Guptill, both deceased. Paul was married to Gage (Short) Guptill for 55 years and the father of three sons, 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Two sisters; Margaret Lampson and her son Douglas from Massachusetts, her daughter Susan from South Carolina; Diane Runey and her son Joseph and daughter Michelle and grandchildren and a great grandchild all from South Carolina, and Paul's brother John (deceased) from Idaho. Paul's three sons are Paul Jr., Harold Sr., and Patrick Sr. Paul Jr. is the father of Meagan, Alexander and Jamie, 2 daughters and one son and the grandfather of Oliver, Alana, and Kaiya. Harold and Kathleen (Burnham) are the parents of Adryan, Elizabeth, Isaac, Joshua, and Harold II, they all reside in New Hampshire. Patrick, Sr. and Rebecca (Atchue) are the parents of Patrick Jr., Casey, Logan and Nicole, their three sons and daughter and their grandson Brayden, they all reside in Maine. Paul was in the Navy for four years and in the Navy Reserves for 7 Years. Paul was also involved in Scouting in Amesbury, Mass for a number of years. Paul received the District Award of Merit in Scouting . He was a Cubmaster of Pack 300 and the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 300. After leaving Pack 300 he was asked to be the Cubmaster of Pack 35. Paul was a member of the LST 32 AVB1 Group. Paul will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Private services will be held for the family.


7 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Groveland - Patricia “Pat” Ellen (Holleran) Denn, died peacefully at her home on Bare Hill Road in Groveland. Born December 1, 1928, in Roslindale to Joseph Edward Holleran and Elizabeth Mathers Holleran, Pat was predeceased by her parents, her sisters Betty Ann and Gerry, and her brothers Edward and David. The Holleran kids attended Roslindale Public Schools including Roslindale High School where Pat was a member of the class of 1946. She graduated from Emmanuel College on June 5, 1950 and married Edward “Eddie” John Denn on June 8, 1950. The young couple had their first child, Eddie, Jr. in 1951 while living in Roslindale. They bought their first home in Hopkinton and added Mary, Michael, Peter and Joe. In 1958 the family moved to Groveland where Patrick, Catherine, Chris and Becky were born. Pat and Eddie’s home on Bare Hill Road was at the center of the family’s life. With a barn, a near-by pond, woods, fields and nine kids there was always something to do and someone to do it with. Cedardale Swim and Tennis Club was next door and close enough that all summer long, Pat could hear happy kids, including her own, at play, while she folded laundry in her kitchen. Sundays meant 10:15 am Mass at St. Patrick’s in South Groveland where Pat taught Sunday School. A Sunday dinner – usually a roast, potatoes, gravy and vegetable prepared by Eddie – was served at noon at the kitchen table with its picnic table style benches, a high chair at the head of the table, and the phone off its hook to silence its ring. When Becky entered first grade, Pat began her professional teaching career. She took classes at Salem State College and became certified to teach elementary school. Until her retirement in 1996, Pat taught at the Shanahan School in Groveland, the Central School in West Newbury, and for 20 years at the Page School in West Newbury. Pat was a natural, compassionate teacher and was especially skilled at teaching children to read. She introduced a generation of West Newbury school kids to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books from which she’d read aloud after recess. She thoroughly enjoyed her students, her fellow teachers and the Page School itself, set, as it is, high above the Merrimack River. Pat took pleasure in decorating her house on Bare Hill Road as well as the summer cottage she and Eddie purchased on Country Pond in Newton, NH. She painted, wall papered, refinished furniture and floors. She was an avid gardener and a member of the Groveland Garden Club. Pat’s gardens were carefully planned, color coordinated and meticulously maintained with the precious water from the well. Pat loved to go “antiquing.” She’d stop at Burnham’s Barn on her way home from the Page School and delight in a treasure she’d find for the price of a dollar or two. She spent many a Sunday afternoon happily wandering the tables at Todd Farm in Rowley and Sedler’s in Georgetown in the company of her mother or Mary. Pat had a lifelong affinity for American history. She had great admiration for George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as well as local historical sites such as Hannah Duston’s brick garrison house and John Greenleaf Whittier’s homestead, both in Haverhill. Pat found great satisfaction in simple things. The marriage she and Eddie shared lasted for 65 years, ending with his passing in November of 2015 – a great accomplishment achieved simply through mutual respect, love and commitment. Their family is so grateful. Pat and Eddie’s daughter Mary passed away in August of 2014 leaving behind her husband Denis LaBombard. Her surviving family members include her children, Eddie and his wife Kim of Millbury, Michael and his wife Susan of Walpole, Peter and his wife Carmen of Groveland, Joe and his wife Suzan of Somersworth, NH, Patrick of Westford, Catherine and her husband Andy Freed of Melrose, Chris and his wife Kelli of Boxford and Becky and her husband Lee Slocum of Haverhill. Also daughters in-law, Carol Denn of Mendon and Sarah Denn of Westford. She leaves 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister in-law and brother-in-law, Marie and Gene Riley of Natick as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Finally, Pat leaves dear neighbors, Bill Baert and Jan Parini as well as her first and oldest friend Eleanor Brooker Evans of Galesburg, IL. Visitation will be Sunday, February 10, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill from 2 to 5 p.m. Services will begin Monday in funeral home at 11 a.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Patrick Church, 114 Center Street, Groveland at 12 p.m. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Groveland. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Pat’s memory to the High Pointe Hospice House, 360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830. For guestbook, please visit www.driscollcares.com.

6 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Lowell, MA - Katherine Mae (Messier) Vaillancourt, 77, of Lowell and formerly of Acton and Plum Island passed away unexpectedly on January 23rd at her home. She is survived by her husband, Roland H. Vaillancourt; her son, Peter Vaillancourt and his wife Karen of Acton; her two daughters, Hilary OMalley of West Barnstable and Molly Lyttle and her husband Keith of Watertown; seven grandchildren; and her sister, Elizabeth Messier of Medford. She was also the sister of the late Joseph Messier. It being the family's wish, there will be no visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Katherine's Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Saturday, February 9th at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Family Parish (formerly St. Bernard Church), 12 Monument Sq. in Concord. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Katherine's memory to the Greater Lowell YMCA, 35 YMCA Dr., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home, 327 Hildreth St., Lowell. For the entire obituary and condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com.


6 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Seminole, FL - Laurie J. (Ulrickson) Levinger, age 58, of Seminole, FL, formerly of the Newburyport area and Wilmington, passed away on February 4, 2019. Laurie was the beloved companion of Edward McDermott of Seminole, FL, cherished daughter of Phyllis (Tabor) Ulrickson of Dracut, dear sister of Karen Estabrook and her husband, Brian of Derry, NH, loving aunt of Kaytlin Carter & her husband, Chris and Melissa Estabrook, great-aunt of Wyatt Carter. Laurie graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1979. Funeral Services for Laurie will be private. Memorial donations in Laurie’s name may be made to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington.


5 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - Cherished daughter of the late Carlo and Antoinette (Mazzola) Cugini; beloved wife of the late Manfredo Grossi; devoted mother of Mario Grossi of Everett, Romeo Grossi and his late wife Carol of Danvers, Marlene Hilz and her husband Walter of Northport, Fla., Donna Grossi and her late partner Glen Holzhouse of Velrico, Fla., John Grossi and his wife Jo-Ann of Amesbury, Joseph Grossi and his fiancée Mary of Middleton, and the late Janice Spellman and her surviving husband Tom of Winthrop; loving grandmother of Jolene Grossi-Hogg and her husband Paul Hogg, Nicole DeRosa and her husband David, all of Newburyport; loving great-grandmother of Jacob and Luke Grossi-Hogg, and Ariana and Valentina DeRosa, all of Newburyport; also survived by 11 additional loving grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; dear sister of Antoinette Whiting of Newton; and the late Albert, John, Lawrence, Louis, and Joe Cugini, Pauline Grossi, and Lucille Cerri. Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, Friday, Feb. 8, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 118 High St., Medford, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. To leave a message of condolence visit www.dellorusso.net. Dello Russo Family Funeral Homes, Medford-Woburn-Wilmington.

5 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Salisbury - Bruce E. Merrill, 65, of Salisbury, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, February 1, 2019, at his home. He was born in Newburyport on September 8, 1953, a son of the late Ernest D. and Helen (Souther) Merrill. Raised in Newburyport, he attended Newburyport High School and went on to work as a truck driver his entire career for various companies. Bruce loved building and working on cars, music, and spending time with his family. Surviving family members include his wife of 45 years, Kristina (Moore) Merrill; son Bruce E. Merrill Jr. and his fiancée Abigale Hawksworth of Amesbury; siblings, Ernie Merrill and wife Jane of Salisbury, Roland Merrill of Indiana, Doug Merrill and his wife Edna of Newton, N.H., Paul Merrill of Gainesville, Fla., Kim Berry of Epping, N.H., Heidi Merrill and significant other Billy of Amesbury, Dora Michaud and her husband Danny of Haverhill, and Robert Merrill and his significant other Lori of Sanford, Maine; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Pam Ramsdell, Ernestine Carrier, and Priscilla Korbick. All services will be private. Assistance with arrangements was by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Bruce’s memorial website and sign his tribute wall.

4 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - Lorraine Slish, life-long Newburyport resident and longtime member of the Immaculate Conception church passed away unexpectedly on the morning of January 28, 2019. Friends are invited to her funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. on February 12, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will be private at a later date. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950, is assisting with Ms. Slish’s funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Lorraine’s name to Immaculate Conception Church, 42 Green St., Newburyport, MA 01950. To offer online condolences please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.


4 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Ayer - Mr. Michael D. Barry, of Ayer, died Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Nashoba Valley Medical Center. He was 65. Mike was born in Waltham on July 1, 1953, a son of the late William M. and Mary Anne (McCusker) Barry. He was a 1971 graduate of Waltham High School and after that graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. He was a chef extraordinaire and family and friends will long cherish the feasts that he prepared for the holidays. His career was spent in the hospitality industry, most recently as a general manager at Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford. Before that he worked for years at the Westford Regency Hotel and at The Grog restaurant in Newburyport. Before moving to Ayer he'd lived in Maynard and in Acton for a number of years. He was a fan of Boston's sports teams and enjoyed playing golf at local courses. At home he had a green thumb and tended to his gardens during the good weather. The summer also brought visits to Plum Island and to York Beach, Maine. He leaves his wife, Ya Bin Zhai Barry; his children, Kelly Barry (Tyler Houghton) of Kittery, Maine, Patrick Barry (Vicki) of Epping, New Hampshire and Katherine Barry of Watertown; his grandchildren, Danica, Ashton and Savannah Barry; his step-son, Yu Bo (Qi Lu) and their children, Austin and Athena; his sisters, Linda A. Cloonan (Jack) of Millsboro, Delaware and Kathleen B. Masterson of Plymouth and his nieces, Jacey Cloonan and Emma Masterson. He was also a brother of the late William J., Jr. and Robert F. Barry. Family and friends will honor and remember Michael's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, February 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Ayer. To offer condolences online, please visit www.JoyceFuneralHome.com


4 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Marblehead - Edward F. Demski, “Swish,” 86, of Marblehead, passed away on February 1, 2019. He will always be remembered as a devoted family man, great friend, and dedicated engineer. He grew up in Chicopee, Mass., with a foster family so the importance of family meant so much. He fell in love and married Helene Mahoney, “Irish,” and raised three children, Marianne, Donna, and Eddie in Marblehead. New England family vacations, Disney trips, and their 50th wedding anniversary cruise will always be treasured. Ed excelled at his work as an engineer at GE overseeing the T58 and T64 helicopter engine programs where he played a key role with the company’s international contracts. He was a tough manager and expected the highest level of performance from his team. His work came with years of international travel where he earned great respect especially in Israel and Germany. How else could he have been given the honor to conduct the Oktoberfest Band! His travels often included Irish and they shared so many wonderful adventures around the world. Ed was also an avid hockey fan and shared stories of being a first string wing with the UMASS Amherst first league team in the 1950s. He created long lasting and deep friendships—the Kielbasa couples group golfed, traveled and held wild parties; their friendships endured for decades. Ed loved golfing and was a longtime member at Happy Valley and Folly Hills. He never stopped learning new skills—boating and lobstering, photography, sewing, cooking and building stereos and computers. His strong will, honesty, laughter and deep love of family and friends will be cherished. He is predeceased by his wife Irish and daughter in-law Beth Demski. He is survived by his daughter, Marianne Baker and her son Jimmy and wife Maureen; daughter, Donna Holaday and husband Joe and sons Jared and PJ; and son Eddie Demski. Visiting hours will be held at Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm Street on Wednesday, February 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead, on Thursday, February 7, at 10 a.m., with burial to follow in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory of Ed or to offer a condolence to his family please visit www.eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.