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West Newbury, MA - Richard N. Marchand, Sr., age 82, lifelong resident of West Newbury, passed after a short period of declining health, at the Holy Family Hospital of the Merrimack Valley, in Haverhill, with loved ones by his side. He was the devoted husband of 53 years to the late Edrie M. (Verombeck) Marchand, who died September 26, 2012.
Born in West Newbury, August 2, 1937, he was one of six children of the late Joseph A. and Rita (Marceau) Marchand and grauated from Central School in West Newbury.
Richard, known by many as "Rick", proudly served four years with the United States Navy from 1957 until his honorable discharge in 1961.
For some years Rick had worked for the Acme Vault Company in Groveland, and in the early 1980's he took the position of Cemetery Superintendent at Oak Hill Cemetery, for the next 30 plus years, as well as being the superintendent of the South Byfield Cemetery in Georgetown, the Newburyport Hebrew Cemetery in Salisbury and the Bridge Street Cemetery in West Newbury. He remained active with these cemeteries right up to the time of his passing. He was no stranger to hard work, he actually welcomed it and made it part of his everyday life.
Rick was an avid sports fan, especially keen on the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox, enjoyed his morning cup of coffee and breakfast at Connie's Stagecoach in Salisbury on a regular basis, loved playing 45's and trips to Foxwoods, and above all else, was dedicated to his family. It was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who held a very special place in his heart. He was their Superman, their Hero, enjoying each others company to the max.
Memories of a life well-lived, well-laughed, and well loved, will forever be remembered by his daughter, Elizabeth "Beth" Marchand; son, Richard N. "Ricky" Marchand, Jr. and wife, Lindsey; former son-in-law, Mike; Cynthia, whom he thought of as a daughter; many grandchildren including, Sean, Alexa, Owen, Sam and Tim; many great-grandchildren including, Jayden, Aurora and Kyson; his sister, Leonette "Lee" Andrukaitis, along with extended family and dear friends. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was predeceased by a daughter, Suzanne Vondal, a son, George Vincent, two brothers, Paul and Robert Marchand, and two sisters, Lorraine Salas and Claire Hitafier.
Visiting hours at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, will be Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial in Bridge Street Cemetery, West Newbury will be private for the family.
Newburyport, MA - Edward Charles Jones Jr, 88, passed away on November 14, 2019, at home with his loving wife Gloria by his side.
Ed was born on July 14, 1931, in Lawrence, Mass. to Edward C. and Gertrude (Cullen) Jones. He lived in Newburyport for 40 years before moving to Seabrook and recently back to Newburyport.
Ed enjoyed taking leisurely walks around Newburyport to see what was going on and just to talk to people he would meet on his walks. He also enjoyed dancing, especially the years he and Gloria would Square Dance and go on Cruises. Edward owned several businesses, Jones Roofing, Jones Variety Store and also held his Real Estate License.
Ed is survived by his wife Gloria (Boudreau) and they would have celebrated their 62nd anniversary on November 23. He is also survived by his 6 children, son Edward K and his wife Karen, daughter Karen and her companion Mary, son Phillip, daughter Catherin Waye and her husband Raymond, daughter Carol Davis, her husband Mark and son Bruce, 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, and his siblings Ruth (Jones) Harris, Dorothy (Jones) Klein and her husband Howard, and Alan and his wife Sheila. He was predeceased this year by his Brother Kenneth and Daughter-in-law Kathryn.
The family would like to thank the staff at AVITA of Newburyport and the wonderful staff of Compassus Hospice for their wonderful care.
There will be a memorial service at a time to be determined.
Amesbury, MA - Dorothy V. (Kealey) Greaney, age 94, of Haverhill, former longtime Amesbury resident, passed peacefully early Monday morning, December 2, 2019, at Penacook place in Haverhill, surrounded by the love of her family. She was the wife of 68 years to the late Joseph "Mike" Greaney, who passed on May 13, 2019, with whom she is now "together forever."
The daughter of the late James F. and Grace V. (Duggan) Kealey, Dorothy was born in Newburyport on March 20, 1925 and was a graduate of Amesbury High School, Class of 1942.
Dorothy had worked as an administrative assistant and in the accounting department at the former Merrimac Hat Shop in Amesbury and later for her husband's business, JMG Contractors. At heart, Dorothy was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend to many. As a woman of great faith, she was a lifelong devout member of St. Joseph Church, now Holy Family Parish in Amesbury. She was a member of the parish choir, performed in many of the parish's shows and musicals, the founding member of the first Eucharistic Ministers to bring communion and companionship to homebound parishioners, a religious education teacher, CYO advisor, parish council member, and Pre-Cana mentor. The Singing Belles, a group of talented friends, performed locally for decades. She was also a voracious reader, sharing her passion for reading with her family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren. As an extremely skilled knitter and seamstress, Dorothy was forever creating something special, be it for her family, a dear friend, or the parish fair.
The gift of her life will forever be treasured by her children, James M. Greaney and wife Pamela, of Amesbury, Geralyn Willett and husband Terrence of Amesbury, and Kevin J. Greaney of Newton, N.H.; eleven grandchildren, Kayleigh Greaney, Corey and wife Amanda Greaney, Kerin Willett, Patrick Willett and his significant other Kristen, Ryan Willett and his wife Christine, Matthew Greaney, Matt Mott, Erica Mott, James M. Greaney and wife Erin, Michele Greaney-Stasiak and husband Daniel, and Joshua Greaney; along with fourteen great-grandchildren, extended family, and dear friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her grandson Jason Greaney and her siblings, William Kealey, James Kealey, Eleanor Farrar and Grace Kealey.
Visiting hours at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, will be Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a Funeral Mass on Monday, December 9, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church of the Holy Family Parish, 2 School Street, Amesbury, followed by burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice, Attention: Community Engagement, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence, MA 01843 or Penacook Employee Fund, Penacook Place, 150 Water St., Haverhill, MA 01830.
Danvers, MA - Mrs. Irene (Zadarozny) Stolfi, age 100, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers, Mass., on Monday, December 2, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late Domenic Stolfi.
A lifelong Waterbury resident until moving into assisted living in 2007, Irene was born in Waterbury on June 2, 1919, daughter of the late Alexander and Anastasia (Andrikas) Zadarozny. Growing up in the north end, Irene was known to most people as "Babe". She was a graduate of Wilby High School. While working as a live-in nanny, maid and baker for a family on Cooke Street, Irene met Domenic at Fulton Park. After they married, she worked as a Quality Assurance Inspector at Waterbury Manufacturing, and at Benrus Watch Company at both the Waterbury and Ridgefield locations. In the 1970s, she started working for A.W. Haydon, a division of North American Philips, which later transitioned into Airpax Corporation in Cheshire. She continued with them for several years until her retirement in 1981.
Irene was member of St. Thomas and later St. Michael's Catholic Churches. When not taking care of her family, she enjoyed playing bingo, watching game shows, playing cards and doing crossword puzzles. She will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and in her later years, she took pleasure in singing to everyone she met. She has "Shuffled off to Buffalo" one last time, and went to her final sleep singing, "Show me the Way to Go Home."
Irene is survived by her grandchildren, William Tosun of Hollywood, FL and Robin Bondar and her husband Stephen of Amesbury, Mass.; her great-grandchildren, Jennifer Tosun of Plantation, Fla., Lisa Tosun of Valencia, Calif., Petty Officer 1st Class Alyssa Tosun aboard the USS New York, Gail Perez of Sunrise, Fla. and Domenic Bondar of Amesbury, Mass. She also leaves behind great-great-grandchildren, Kayla, Gabby, Taylor, and Elijah; her nieces Lois Lombard, Karen Greene and Anna Stolfi as well as many beloved extended family members and friends. In addition to her Domenic, her husband of 44 years, Irene was predeceased by her daughter MaryJane Southern, and her siblings, Charles Wood, Helen Zadarozny, Belle Ciarlone and Philip Zadarozny.
Irene's family wishes to thank the staff and family at the Elizabeth Calsey House in Amesbury for their loving care the past 12 years, and to the staff at the Kaplan Hospice House for their support and care in her final days.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Maiorano Funeral Home, 95 Willow St, Waterbury, with a service from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Family and friends may visit with her family on Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. Memorial contributions in Irene's name may be made to the Elizabeth Calsey House, 15 Elizabeth St., Amesbury, MA, 01913. For more information or to leave online condolences for the family, please visit www.maioranofuneralhome.com.
Salisbury, MA - George H. Houghton, 76, died on Thanksgiving Day surrounded by his wife of 51 years, Ann-Marie (Lisien) Houghton and his three children.
Born in Newburyport on October 22, 1943, he was the son of the late George C. "Bunny" and Esther J. (Jaques) Houghton. He was a graduate of Newburyport High School and Salem State College. George was a lifelong public servant. He worked for the Department of Environmental Management Bureau of Forest Fire Control for 36 years, retiring as a District Fire Warden. He also served as a Firefighter/EMT with Salisbury Fire Department for 27 years. George devoted himself to his family and his work. He exemplified humility, integrity, and decency.
George was deeply spiritual. In 1976, he became an Associate of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. This lifelong commitment sustained him and gave his life meaning and purpose. The Sisters joined his family in celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary last year.
George loved nature. After retiring, he delighted in packing a lunch and spending hours at the Reservation. He especially loved watching the waves crash over the jetties. He and his wife also enjoyed spending weekends in their camper in Freedom, N.H. Favorite pastimes included sitting by a campfire, exploring the area, and simply appreciating the majestic scenery.
In addition to his beloved wife, he leaves behind three children, George, Maria, and Daniel; a sister, Barbara Lucy; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Calling Hours will be Monday, December 9, 2019, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury. There will be a prayer service at 2:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church of the Holy Family Parish, 2 School Street, Amesbury, followed by burial in Belleville Cemetery, Newburyport. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of George Houghton may be made to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, 40 West Drive, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY 40048-0009 (or www.scnfamily.org).
Venice, FL - Moyle "Duke" Louis Langille, 86, of Venice, Florida, passed away on November 24, 2019, at Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He lived in Venice since 1993 and had summered in Ipswich, Massachusetts, since 2000. Duke was born on September 5, 1933, in Malden, Massachusetts, the youngest of 10 children of the late Moyle Langille and Ina (Crowell) Langille.
Duke grew up and attended public schools in Malden, Massachusetts. He graduated from Malden High School in 1951 where he was the captain of the varsity basketball team. He served a tour in the United States Navy from 1954-1959.
For nearly two decades, Duke and his wife of 39 years, the late Moira McCarrens Langille, lived in Newburyport and Amesbury, Massachusetts. He worked as a quality control inspector at Brazonics, Inc. (formerly a division of Adams-Russell, Inc.), a military and aerospace manufacturing company in Amesbury, until he retired in 1993. Upon retirement, Duke and Moira began wintering in Venice and became permanent Florida residents. The pair enjoyed traveling to cities abroad such as Paris, Rome, and London, and were aficionados of Broadway theater in New York City where they held a timeshare and visited annually.
Duke's interest in professional sports-especially the Red Sox, Patriots and all New England teams-and his love of history and travel will be remembered by all who knew him. He had a great sense of humor and was a gifted storyteller. He enjoyed taking walks in his community and talking to neighbors. He also was a talented woodworker and gardener.
Duke was predeceased by his wife, Moira McCarrens Langille; both of his parents, Ina and Moyle Langille of Malden, Massachusetts; and his daughter, Collette Langille of Everett, Massachusetts. He was the brother of Madge (Langille) Forgeron of Oakville, Washington, and the late Clifford Langille, Edwin Langille, Vilda Langille, Emma Langille, Lily (Langille) Grims, George Langille, Charles "Bucky" Langille and Margaret "Margie" Langille.
He is survived by three children, Valerie Howard and her husband Daniel Howard of Chelsea, Maine, Vickie Langille of Tustin, California, and Michael Langille of Dupo, Illinois; three step-children, Mark A. Connolly and his wife Leila Kontos Connolly of Norfolk, Massachusetts, Rebecca Connolly Hackler and her husband Jason Hackler of Peterborough, New Hampshire, and Paull W. Connolly of Carlsbad, California.
He also leaves two grandsons, Brian Howard and his wife Erin Howard of Hallowell, Maine, and Nicholas Howard and his wife Angela Howard of Gardiner, Maine; five step-grandchildren, Melina and Tyler Connolly of Norfolk, Massachusetts, Eliza Hackler of Peterborough, New Hampshire, and Grant and Makena Connolly of Carlsbad, California; four great-grandsons, Nicholas and Mason Howard of Hallowell, Maine, and Evan and Logan Howard of Gardiner, Maine; and many nieces and nephews.
A private gathering in Duke's honor took place in Venice, Florida.
Arrangements are in care of Farley Funeral Home (www.farleyfuneralhome.com) in Venice, Florida.
Newburyport - Judith B. Woods, 83, a resident of Newburyport, Mass., died peacefully Friday evening November 29, 2019, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was born in Biddeford, Maine, on December 27, 1935, to the late Maynard and Dorothy R. Bowley. She was raised and educated in Kennebunk, Maine.
Judith was a master entertainer, gardener, and cook. Entering her home, guests were greeted by simple elegance: each item in the right place, food made to perfection, and magazine-worthy tablescapes. Judith always knew what you needed as you sat down at her table and she felt there was always an occasion for a party. She reveled in both the art and science of hospitality-meticulously planning and gracefully hosting dinner parties, baby showers, and an annual Easter brunch. This event, cherished by her large extended family, was typical of a Judith Woods' gathering-abundant seasonal arrangements, crisp linens, and food on par with that of a professional caterer. In her garden, you could stand at the back patio, taking in Judith's thoughtful placement of each planting, a seamless symphony of green and white. Her passion for gardening extended to volunteering with the Newburyport Horticultural Society, where she participated in various fundraising activities and on garden tour. Judith will be remembered for her witty sense of humor, loyalty and dedication-all of which made us feel welcome in her life and in her home.
Judith is survived by her devoted husband John Woods of Newburyport; her daughter, Susan Hood and her husband Tuck of Rockport, Maine; her son, John Woods Jr. and his wife Jane of Richmond, Virginia; siblings, Beverly Meserve, Patricia Graham and Stephen Bowley of the Kennebunks in Maine; grandchildren Charlotte and Eli Hood and Will, Lloyd and Molly Woods; her sister-in-law Maureen Bowley and brother-in-law Richard Graham; many nieces and nephews, who she loved very much; and numerous friends who played an important role in her life, particularly in the assistance caring for her over the past 18 months.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950 is assisting Mrs. Woods' family with her arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in Judith's name to Newburyport Horticultural Society.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.
Salisbury, MA - William H. "Smokey" Greenwood Jr., age 87, of Salisbury, died Friday evening, November 29, 2019, at Beth Israel Hospital, after a period of declining health.
Born in Biddeford, Maine, February 10, 1932, he was the son of the late William H. and Marguerite E. (Wheelock) Greenwood.
After graduating form high school, he enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving during the Korean War from November 2, 1953, until his honorable discharge on September 20, 1955.
As a longtime resident of Newburyport, Smokey, as he was known by many, had worked more than 30 years for the Department of Public Works in Newburyport.
He is survived by his wife, Veronica Greenwood; his daughter, Dorothy Marr and husband Donald; his son, William H. Greenwood III and wife Susan; his three grandchildren, Scott and John Greenwood and Courtney Marr; his great-grandson, Seth Greenwood; his sister, Charlotte Poirier; along with extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his former wife and mother of his children, Dorothy A. MacLeod; along with his brother, George Greenwood.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, December 6, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport, immediately followed by services at 7 p.m. with military honors. Burial at the Old Hill Cemetery, Newburyport will be private for the family.
Rowley - On Monday, November 25, 2019, Geraldine E. Robertson, mother of four children passed away peacefully at the age of 85. After a lifetime of service to her community and support of her family, she was fully prepared to be with her lord. Geraldine was born on August 2, 1934, in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. She was one of six children born to Blanche and Edward Tessmer. Geraldine was the first young woman in her family to attend college, King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where she graduated with honors.
With a strong appetence for education and a commitment to the development of young people, Geraldine forged a career as a school teacher. Over the span of her 40-year plus tenure, Geraldine positively influenced literally thousands of her students both at Pine Grove Elementary School in Rowley, Massachusetts, and then at Triton Regional High School in Byfield, Massachusetts. Generations of local youth benefited from Gerry's compassion and accountability. Her children's friends (and their parents) frequently noted, "Mrs. Robertson is tough, but fair." In addition to her teaching duties, Geraldine led the school's drama club and AFS Foreign Exchange program often hosting students from other countries who were studying abroad. She earned recognition for exceptional performance being named Teacher of the Year in 1998. Geraldine was active and well known in her community both for her commitment to her church, the Byfield Parish Church, and then in her retirement, to the Friends of the Rowley Council on Aging. Her days were filled with activities, social events, and travel to interesting places with friends from the senior community. Geraldine volunteered as Secretary for the Friends of the Rowley Council on Aging board. As a single parent, Geraldine raised four children spread 10 years apart in age. During this time she also pursued and earned a master's degree in Counseling from Northeastern University. Regardless of what it was, she somehow still always found the time to attend her children's events and activities. Geraldine left a legacy of service-her four surviving children all pursued careers in education or otherwise in the non-profit sector. We loved our mother dearly. We respected her greatly. And, we are eternally grateful for all that she sacrificed and for the values she instilled in our family. Geraldine was quietly fierce, independent, compassionate, humble, forgiving, and loving.
Services in Geraldine's honor will include visitation on December 7, 2019, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Roberts & Son Funeral Home, 14 Independent Street, Rowley, Massachusetts, followed by a funeral service that same day beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Byfield Parish Church, located at 132 Jackman Street, Georgetown, Massachusetts. A reception (held also at the church) will follow the services.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Geraldine's honor to the Friends of Rowley Council on Aging, 39 Central Street, Rowley, MA. To light a memorial candle or leave messages of condolence, please visit www.fsrobertsandson.com.
Plaistow, NH - Sandra M. (VanDuzer) LaVersa, 64, a resident of Plaistow since 2008, died peacefully on Friday, November 29, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Urbana, Illinois, daughter of the late Myles and Carol J. (Dulian) VanDuzer, she was raised and educated in Streator, Illinois, and graduated from Woodland High School with the class of 1973. Sandy was first employed in the family jewelry business in Streator when she met the love of her life, Charles A. "Chas" LaVersa one evening at a social function and they were married on April 19, 1985.
She was a former longtime resident of Newburyport, Mass., for 12 years, Lyman, Maine and Detroit, Maine, before moving to Plaistow 11 years ago. She was a positive force of boundless energy and helped her husband with his work at the Plum Island Airport. She later opened four Curves for Women franchises in Bangor, Newport, and Old Town, Maine. She previously owned an unfranchise with Market America and developed it to be one of the top 10 percent of all networkers in the country. For the past five years, Sandy operated the All The Love You Can Bear Teddy Bear Company from her home on Main Street in Plaistow, which was a business that she originated in Streator, Illinois, at the time of her mother's death. She also established and operated Wellness Maid Easy Cleaning Service of Plaistow.
A member of the local chapter of Business Networking International and the Trinity Church of Kingston, N.H., she was a devoted grandmother and also enjoyed traveling, hiking, and visits back to Illinois to see her family.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 34 years, Charles A. "Chas" LaVersa; her daughter and son-in-law, Keri A. and Scott Sullivan; and their two children Kaylie and Jack, all of Newburyport, Mass.; a son and daughter-in-law, Anthony C. "Tony" and Elizabeth LaVersa and their four children Thayden, Solon, Gaberiel and Lisa Bella, all of Chelsea, Maine; three brothers, Myles VanDuzer Jr. of The Villages, Fla., Mark VanDuzer and David VanDuzer, both of Ottawa, Illinois; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to Sandy's Life Celebration to be held on Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 12 to 2 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, NH. Her funeral liturgy will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Church, 80 Route 125, Kingston, NH. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to Trinity Church, 80 Route 125, Kingston, NH 03848. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com. Another service for Sandra will be held in Streator, Illinois, on December 21, 2019.
Haverhill - Roger S. MacKenzie Jr. was born in Salem, Mass., on June 2, 1950. He was one of 12 children born to the late Roger S. Sr. and Sarah Elizabeth MacKenzie. Roger "Mac" peacefully passed away after a long struggle with cancer on Nov. 26, 2019.
He was a Marine at heart, a true Patriot. He loved LIFE, golf, sports, old shows, the three stooges, and music, especially the guitar. Roger absolutely loved his family and friends. He was so blessed, and he will truly be missed by all who loved him.
Roger graduated with an associate degree. He then served in the Vietnam War, received an honorable discharge. Roger was wounded during his service. He worked at iRobot until he retired. Roger was a good person, son, brother, father, uncle, husband, dad and grandfather, "Beepz." He truly had a generous, compassionate soul and had a unique sense of humor.
He is survived by his beloved wife Barbara (Hemingway) MacKenzie and daughter Janelle; two very loved granddaughters Kaleigh MacKenzie and Harley Gagnon; sisters Sandra (Cookie) Webber of Vero Beach, Fla., Elizabeth Doane of Rowley, Mass., Marilyn O'Brien of Windham, N.H., Merri Fraser of Discovery Cove, Calif., Melodie Frazier of Plaistow, N.H., and Janet DeVits of Sandown, N.H.; brothers William MacKenzie of Marblehead, Mass., George Frost of Beverly, Mass., Richard Frost of Beverly, Mass., and John MacKenzie. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-laws Jane and Mark Schweizer of Merrimac, Mass., and David and Maureen Hemingway of Duxbury; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many life-long friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Alice Frost; and brothers Thomas Donald MacKenzie and Donald MacKenzie.
Visitation will be Sat., Dec. 7, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main St., Haverhill, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with Marine Corps Honors to follow. Family and friends are welcomed to a gathering immediately following at the Bradford Country Club. Roger's final resting place will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in celebration of Roger's life to the Marine Corps Memorial Association or to the High Pointe Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA. Please visit www.driscollcares.com.
Newburyport - Gayden Marshall, 81, died early Thursday morning November 28, 2019, at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill, Mass. He was born on October 5, 1938, in Newburyport to the late Joseph and Edith (Clough) Marshall. Gayden was a 1958 graduate of Newburyport High School, following his graduation he married Shirley Kent and the couple settled in Newburyport to raise their family.
Gayden was employed at Towle Silversmith, Old Newbury Crafters, and Canapes before retiring in 2001 from Gould Shawmut after over 20 years. He was a "Die Hard' Newburyport Clippers football player and fan, attending every game, home and away, and was a competitive candlepin bowler in his days. Gayden enjoyed painting in oil and wood carving in his spare time, he also enjoyed freshwater fishing and being a member of the Newburyport Boat Club. Above all he loved spending time with his family especially with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Gayden is survived by his wife of 61 years Shirley (Kent) Marshall of Newburyport; daughters, Gayla Chase and her husband Stephen of Danvers, Mass., and Julie Williams and her husband Raymond of Plaistow, N.H.; grandchildren, Bethany Osborne and her husband Brian, Amanda Chase and her fiancé Gio DiGiacomo, Christopher Williams, and Maggie Williams; great-grandchildren, Lucy and Lila Osborne; siblings, Lorraine Bear, Gloria Williams, Gordon Marshall and his wife Judith, Sandra Gagnon, Brian Marshall and his wife Najla, Alan Marshall, and Andrea Eaton and her husband Bruce; sister-in-law, Pauline Marshall; as well as many nieces and nephews. Gayden was predeceased by his siblings, Joseph E. Marshall Jr., Lawrence Marshall, Wayne Marshall, and Raelene Piirainen.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950. THERE IS NO LONGER ANY PARKING AVAILABLE BEHIND THE FUNERAL HOME PER ORDER OF THE CITY OF NEWBURYPORT. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Church followed by burial at Belleville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Gayden's name to charity of one's choice.
For directions or to offer online condolences, please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.
Gorham, ME - Bertram D. Fecteau, age 95, of Gorham, Maine, former longtime Amesbury resident, died Thursday, November 28, 2019. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Katherine (Ellard) Fecteau.
Born March 8, 1924, in Newfoundland, Canada, he was the son of the late Philip Fecteau and Jessie (Groves) Fecteau, and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, and Mass. Maritime Academy.
A veteran of World War II, he was a commissioned officer serving with the United States Navy from December 17, 1943, until his honorable discharge on July 10, 1946, with the rank of Lieutenant JG. As a very proud veteran, Mr. Fecteau was part of the 2014 Honor Flight New England to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II Memorial, which held a very special place in his heart.
Returning home from his military service, Bert, as he was known by many, went on to receive bachelor's and master's degrees in Education from Boston University, and to lead a lifetime career as an educator, coach, and assistant principal. His teaching career started at Amesbury High School, where he taught mathematics for 15 years, 12 of which he served as the Head of the Math Department. He founded the track team at Amesbury High School, leading them to be Northeastern Conference champions from 1957 to 1961, undefeated in duel meets. From 1965 until his retirement in 1986, Bert was the Assistant Principal at Pentucket Regional High School.
In 2006, he was inducted into the Amesbury Educational Foundation Inc. Hall of Honor for excellence in education, and in 2017, he was inducted into the Amesbury High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his unrelenting dedication and successes as coach of the Track Team. He was a Town meeting representative as well as a member of the Amesbury High School Building Committee.
In his spare time, he was an avid sports fan, enjoyed playing cribbage and Sudoku, and loved endless hours tending to his garden.
His life's legacy will always be treasured by his son, David Fecteau and wife, Debbie, of Salem, Conn.; and four daughters, Linda Fecteau of Lebanon, N.H., Diane Fecteau of Gorham, Maine, Barbara Fecteau of Seabrook, N.H., and Jean, and husband Chad Butts of Gorham, Maine; as well as two grandchildren, Garrett Fecteau and wife Keri of W. Hartford, Conn., and Derek Fecteau and wife Tinsel, of Brentwood, Tenn.; brother, Richard Fecteau of Lynn, Mass; sister-in-law, Marjorie Fecteau of Peabody, Mass.; along with several nieces and nephews, extended family, dear friends and colleagues. He was predeceased by two brothers, Phillip Fecteau of Peabody, Mass., and Robert Fecteau of Lynn, Mass.
Visiting hours at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury will be Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., immediately followed by a Time of Remembrances by family and friends. Burial will be private for the family. Donations in his memory can be made to the Hospice of Southern Maine or Honor Flight New England.
Newburyport, MA - Marilyn P. Quigley passed away peacefully, smiling and holding her son's hand on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
She was born in Boston on April 26, 1948, the daughter of Roderick and Dorothy (Carroll) Marchessault. She had seven brothers, and graduated from Everett High School in 1966. On June 29, 1968, she married Thomas W. Quigley and they were married for 51 years. They had two children who they raised first in Everett, Mass., and then later in Amesbury, Mass. She and her husband retired to Haverhill, Mass., in 2011, where they'd spend the rest of their lives happily together as Grandma and Grandpa.
Marilyn was a strong, honest, devoted woman who loved her family above all else. In their retirement years, Marilyn and Thomas loved to play golf together, visit the ocean and take road trips with no planned destination (which would usually end up somewhere with either dark chocolate or lemon donuts). She loved napping to the sound of rain, and would never say "goodbye" to anyone-it was always "see you." She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and was a best friend to her sons.
She will be buried with her husband Thomas at Mount Prospect Cemetery in Amesbury in a plot where you can see the house she raised her family in through the trees. She is survived by her two sons, Thomas S. Quigley and his wife, Julie Quigley of Seabrook N.H., Christopher J. Quigley and wife Melissa St. Peter of Nashua, N.H.; as well as the joy of her life, her grandson Liam. Never goodbye, always "see you"-we will all see you again someday.
There will be a private family service held. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society.
Amesbury - Germaine (Pelletier) St. Germain, 97, of Amesbury, passed away on Thursday, November 21.
She was born in East Hereford, Canada, May 15, 1922, daughter of the late Emelia (Ouellette) Pelletier.
Germaine enjoyed her club activities as a member of the Elizabeth H. Whittier Club, Whittier Home, St. Anne Sodality and St. Jean Society.
She also cherished time spent traveling to York Beach, Maine, Plum Island, Hampton Beach, Bermuda, Hawaii, and Florida. She especially enjoyed shopping sprees and dining out.
She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Laurier St. Germain and her daughter, Ann, who died at the age of eight.
Her survivors include a daughter, Andrea Howes and her longtime partner Atty. Joseph Faro, Andrea's son, Jeffrey Howes and his companion Nicole Montello and their two children, Anna and Ryan who were cherished by their great-grandmother. Germaine also leaves her daughter, Jane Dionne and her children, Nicolas and Collette; as well as many nieces and nephews. Her nieces, Claudette Pelletier and Lucille Mitchell were especially close to ma tante Germaine as well as close friend, Paula Pelletier.
Her family would like to express their sincere thanks for the wonderful, compassionate, caring staff at the Meadows at Edgewood, North Andover, and to her new friend and roommate, Joan Kingsley, for her comfort and kindness.
At her request, services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill & Bradford. To share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Salisbury, MA - Born in Danvers, September 13, 1941, John was the son of the late John J. and Jeannette B. (Potvin) Haggerty. He was a graduate of Newburyport High School and went on to attend Burdette College.
As a skilled machinist, John had a 40-year career at General Electric in Lynn, and was also proprietor of Mike's Package Store on Lafayatte Road in Salisbury from of 1970 to 1983.
He enjoyed his membership with the Elks Club, the Moose Club and the Salisbury Lions Club. It was the love of his family that was his greatest enjoyment of all.
In addition to his wife of 57 years, Jacqueline Haggerty of Salisbury; he leaves behind his daughter, Malisa Reith of Salisbury; his sister, Jean Whitney of Newburyport, along with extended family and dear friends. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Allan D. Reith; and his two sisters, Theresa Chapman and Jacqueline Pelletier.
Visiting hours will be Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, with prayer services at 10:30 a.m. during the visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Salisbury Council on Aging, 43 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, MA 01952.
Salisbury, MA - Michael K. Robinson Sr., age 64, of Salisbury, and longtime former resident of Amesbury, passed at the Holden Rehabilitation Center in Holden, Mass., on Monday, November 25, after a period of declining health, with his supportive family at his side. He was the devoted husband of 16 years to Patricia (Anderson) Robinson.
Born in Newburyport, January 31, 1955, Mike was the son of the late John and Jacqueline A. (Greaney) Robinson and was a graduate of Amesbury High School, class of 1974. For 30 years Mike worked at the Amesbury Chair Company, where he was a woodworker making furniture.
Michael proudly served with the Army National Guard for 25 years, honorably discharged in 1997 with the rank of Sergeant.
He was as an avid sports fan following all Boston sports teams, loved bowling and helped coach Special Olympics track for many years.
He leaves behind his wife, Patricia; son, Michael Jr.; daughters, Jennifer and Pamela; step-daughters, Holly, Lynn and Crystal; several grandchildren; his sister, Linda Fuller, along with extended family and dear friends. He will be deeply missed by everyone he knew and loved.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 2 p.m., at the Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport. By request of the family, there will be no visiting hours and burial will be private.
Salisbury - Linda M. (Collins) Randall, 71, of Salisbury, Massachusetts, died Thursday, November 28, 2019, at Portsmouth Hospital in Portsmouth, N.H. Linda was born in Methuen on October 2, 1948, to the late Patrick and Irene (Dubois) Collins.
She was a graduate of Lawrence High School and received her associate degree from Northern Essex Community College as a dental assistant. More recently, Linda was employed as an administrative assistant in the Lowell area.
Linda was an active volunteer at the Salisbury Senior Center and at one time was also very active at St. Lucy's Church in Methuen and served as a Eucharistic Minister and CCD teacher.
The widow of the late David A. Randall, she is survived by her children, Daryl Dispensa and his wife Stephanie of Methuen; and her daughter, Stacie Dee Spencer and her spouse Brigid Guarino of Manchester, N.H. She was predeceased by her son Ryan Randall. Also among her survivors are her siblings, Joyce Conte and her husband Daniel of Methuen, Gail Weaver and her husband Willy of Scottsdale, Ariz., Karen Savory of Methuen, Nancy Feole and her husband George of Derry, N.H. and Kevin Collins and his wife Michele of S. Carolina, Kathleen Wallace of Salem, N.H., and Patrick Collins and his wife Anne Dennis of Derry, N.H.; as well as her late son's companion, Laura Cameron; and her sister-in-law Joanne Saffie. Linda is also survived by her five grandchildren, Zac, Kaitie, Tyler, Mia, Madi; and was predeceased by her brother Dennis Collins.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street, Methuen. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at the conclusion of visiting hours in the funeral home chapel. For directions or to send condolences, please visit www.cataudellafh.com.
Salisbury - Mary Elizabeth Doucette, 85, a resident of Salisbury, died Monday late morning with her family by her side.
She was born in Ipswich, on April 29, 1934 to the late Guy and Mary (Joyce) Brazier. She was raised in Gloucester and graduated from Gloucester High School. In 1956 she married the late Lester Eugene Doucette, a military family they lived in many locations around the globe before settling in Salisbury, residing there for almost 50 years.
She was primarily a home maker as taking care of her family gave her the most joy. In her earlier years she enjoyed dancing, bowling, and traveling. Recently she enjoyed walking her dogs on Rings Island, and spending time with her family.
Mary is survived by her children, Debra Doucette of Salisbury, Guy Doucette of Manchester, NH, John Doucette and his wife Jill of Salisbury, Maryann Eaton and her husband Gary of Seabrook; grandchildren, Stephen, Erika, and Stuart Linenfelser, Jonna, Janel, and Jenessa Doucette; many nieces and nephews; as well as her lifelong friends Joyce and Doug McMillan. In addition to her husband and parents Mary was predeceased by her brother Robert Brazier in October of this year.
Family and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday December 3, 2019 at Star of the Sea Parish, followed by burial at Longhill Cemetery, both in Salisbury. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950 is assisting Mrs. Doucette's daily with her funeral arrangements.
To offer online condolences please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.
Exeter, N.H. - Two months after her 90th birthday, Lucy Leatherbee Burke died peacefully in Exeter, N.H.
Born Lucy Leatherbee on September 10 1929, she was the daughter of William B. and Mary H. Leatherbee of Weston, MA. and graduated from Weston High School, Class of 1947.
Lucy lived her life with enthusiasm and a positive attitude whether through volunteer work or her role as wife of Steve Burke and mother to her four sons Brad, Tim, Geoff, and Dave. Family and friends will miss her warm spirit, vivacious laugh, and her ability to regale people with a great story when she hosted or attended social events. A gifted athlete who loved the outdoors, Lucy lead an active lifestyle and enjoyed playing tennis, riding horses, swimming, and travel.
Lucy had a lifelong interest in varied aspects of health and wellness, studying nursing and completing several LPN classes. She continued with her family interest in and support of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. Nutrition and wellness continued to be a focus during Lucy's life, and she valued lifelong learning as a key goal for herself and others.
Lucy Leatherbee Burke leaves behind two sons, Brad Burke and Tim Burke, and was predeceased by her husband of 67 years Stephen F Burke Jr. and brother William B Leatherbee Jr. as well as sons, Geoffrey Burke, David Burke, and grandson Hunter Burke. Lucy will be deeply missed by a wide circle of friends and family members which include the Woodruff and Leatherbee families, as well as grandchildren Kayla and Riley Burke (children of David Burke and Tracey Hovan), Ashley and James Burke (children of Geoffrey and Judy Burke) and Skyler Burke (son of Brad and Linda Burke). Lucy also leaves relatives throughout New England and beyond, as well as countless friends to include Little Diamond Island, ME and Grand Cayman Island, BWI.
The funeral arrangements will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to; the BrightFocus Foundation or the Joslin Diabetes Center.