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by By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com
25 Apr 2018 at 6:05am
NEWBURYPORT ? More than 24 hours after a 15-year-old girl left a Dare Family Services home with her 4-month-old son, initiating a statewide search by police, the infant was brought to a state agency unharmed but the search for the?

by By Christian M. Wade cwade@cnhi.com
25 Apr 2018 at 6:01am
BOSTON ? The prospect of more money for substance abuse recovery centers has lawmakers jockeying to locate the counseling programs in areas hit hardest by opioid addiction.


by By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com
25 Apr 2018 at 6:02am
NEWBURYPORT ? Commuters looking for a back way into West Newbury will be out of luck for the foreseeable future after the city announced it will close the 118-year-old Middle Street bridge over the Artichoke Reservoir beginning July 1.

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by By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com
24 Apr 2018 at 6:05am
NEWBURYPORT ? Bert Reed, a former City Council president and School Committee member accused of raping a child, was ordered held without bail pending a hearing May 4 to determine if he poses a danger to his alleged victim or?

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23 Apr 2018 at 10:10pm
NEWBURYPORT -- City Marshal Mark Murray asked for the public's help Monday night after a 15-year-old girl left a local residential program with her 4-month-old son.

by By Jack Shea jshea@newburyportnews.com
23 Apr 2018 at 6:05am
NEWBURYPORT ? A former city councilor and School Committee member has been charged with child rape and possession of child pornography, according to police.

by By Christian M. Wade cwade@cnhi.com
20 Apr 2018 at 6:01am
BOSTON ? Downtowns, schools, food pantries and nonprofits are among the myriad interests angling for a piece of the state's $40.9 billion budget.


18 Apr 2018 at 3:44pm
Szechuan is an 8-year-old Torti girl looking for a quiet, loving home. Szechuan is used to living with many other cats and the staff at the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society is hopeful they can find her a family with?

by By Jim Sullivan jsullivan@newburyportnews.com
18 Apr 2018 at 6:05am
SALISBURY ? A baker's dozen of cattle and their human driver were unharmed after a truck pulling a trailer hauling the beasts caught fire Tuesday morning on Interstate 495.


by By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press
17 Apr 2018 at 8:10pm
HOUSTON (AP) ? Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday. She was 92.

by By Zoe Mathews zmathews@eagletribune.com
17 Apr 2018 at 10:13am
GEORGETOWN ? The body of a man believed to be in his 20s was found by a hiker in the Georgetown-Rowley state forest Tuesday morning, according to a spokesperson with the Essex District Attorney's Office.


by By Jim Sullivan jsullivan@newburyportnews.com
17 Apr 2018 at 6:03am
AMESBURY ? They may be taken for granted by some but members of the Amesbury Improvement Association will spend the weekend making sure that trees get their moment in the sun.

by By Christian M. Wade cwade@cnhi.com
17 Apr 2018 at 6:05am
BOSTON ? Cities and towns that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agents could lose aid from the state under a Republican proposal on Beacon Hill.

by By Jennifer Solis Correspondent
16 Apr 2018 at 6:04am
NEWBURY ? Plum Island resident Amy Crouch wants dog owners like her to be able to play with their pooches on the town beach throughout the year. She proposes modifying town bylaws to allow for specific hours when dogs can?


by By VAISHNAVEE SHARMA and SARAH BETANCOURT Associated Press
15 Apr 2018 at 4:09pm
BOSTON ? It was a day filled with service and commemorations in honor of victims and survivors of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings five years ago.

14 Apr 2018 at 5:10pm
Monday, April 16, is the Patriots Day holiday in Massachusetts. It is not a holiday in New Hampshire. Here's a look at what is open or closed in the Bay State on Monday:

by By Amanda Getchell agetchell@newburyportnews.com
14 Apr 2018 at 3:00am
NEWBURYPORT ? School Committee members should have a signed, three-year contract with the district?s new superintendent before them when they next meet April 24.


by By Amanda Getchell agetchell@newburyportnews.com
13 Apr 2018 at 4:41pm
AMESBURY ? Three alarms were sounded Friday morning, drawing dozens of firefighters from throughout the region, as well as police officers and neighbors to the Merrimack Valley Health Center nursing home, where more than 100 residents were relocated after a?


13 Apr 2018 at 11:43am
GROVELAND -- After more than 44 years as a Groveland firefighter, Fire Chief Robert B. Lay recently announced his retirement from the department.

by By Jack Shea jshea@newburyportnews.com
13 Apr 2018 at 6:04am
SEABROOK ? Local nonprofit C-10?s right to intervene in a hearing on concrete degradation at the Seabrook nuclear power plant has been upheld by the presidentially appointed panel that oversees the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


by By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com
13 Apr 2018 at 6:05am
NEWBURYPORT ? A local business owner is charged with scamming clients out of thousands of dollars.


by By Jim Sullivan jsullivan@newburyportnews.com
13 Apr 2018 at 6:02am
SALISBURY ? The challenge of funding the new Triton Regional School District budget ? facing a serious shortfall without local tax overrides ? was foremost on many minds at the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce legislative dinner.

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by By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com
12 Apr 2018 at 6:22pm
MERRIMAC ? The possibility of a new police station is inching closer as the town will soon hire an architect to design the new building. At the same time, the town has hired Florida-based consulting firm NV5 to oversee any?

by By Jack Shea jshea@newburyportnews.com
12 Apr 2018 at 1:43pm
NEWBURYPORT ? Residents of the Ashland Street neighborhood are pushing back against a developer's plans to convert a single-family house into a two-family.

by By Christian M. Wade cwade@cnhi.com.
12 Apr 2018 at 6:04am
BOSTON ? More money for substance abuse treatment and mental health, and more aid for cities, towns and schools are among the highlights of the state House of Representatives? version of next year's budget rolled out Wednesday.

by By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com
12 Apr 2018 at 6:00am
AMESBURY ? A Highland Street man admitted to a Newburyport District Court judge that he was drunk when he plowed his pickup truck into a house last month and saw his driver's license suspended for 90 days.

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by By Katie Lannan State House News Service
12 Apr 2018 at 3:00am
BOSTON ? A proposed 13-hospital merger involving Beth Israel Deaconess and Lahey Health would result in lower costs and be accomplished without layoffs at the service-delivery level, officials from those health care companies told Boston city councilors Tuesday.

by By Jack Shea jshea@newburyportnews.com
11 Apr 2018 at 6:14pm
NEWBURYPORT ? The Hope in Action Initiative will sponsor a discussion on educating the area's homeless children on April 25 at 7 p.m. at Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb St.


by State House News Service
11 Apr 2018 at 3:04pm
Left on Hereford, right on Boylston, go the final directions for Boston Marathon runners.

11 Apr 2018 at 2:26pm
NEWBURYPORT ? The Beacon Coalition will host a free Addiction in our Workplaces forum on Monday, April 30, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Phoenix Room.


by By Dave Rogers drogers@newburyportnews.com
11 Apr 2018 at 2:08pm
NEWBURY ? There was high drama Wednesday morning alongside Scotland Road as a Cooper's hawk tore apart a green-winged teal duck. The fowl killing was witnessed by dozens of people, most of them armed with telephoto lenses, high-powered binoculars and?

by By CATHERINE LUCEY and LISA MASCARO | Associated Press
11 Apr 2018 at 9:59am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election, his office announced Wednesday, injecting another layer of uncertainty as Republicans face worries over losing their majority in the fall.


 
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by By Terry Date Staff Writer
20 Apr 2018 at 3:00am
Roam the exhibit, and each turn lands you in a definitive time or place.

by Making Sense of Medicine Bob Keller
20 Apr 2018 at 3:00am
On Monday mornings, I give my wife a massage to get her week off to a good start. We then have our brunch and go about our day?s work. At supper time, I invariably ask myself the question: ?Can it?


by By Jake Coyle Associated Press
20 Apr 2018 at 3:00am
A goofy sense of inconsequentiality is an underappreciated trait in comedies. There?s an abiding charm to movies so low in their stakes and so loose in their order that they feel as if at any moment they might fall apart.?

by Health and Well-Being Dr. Jim Manganiello
20 Apr 2018 at 3:00am
Powerful psychological forces govern our investing behavior. Sometimes especially so, like right now. If we become aware of these forces, we can learn how to manage them. And so save ourselves a lot of money and heartache, while we move?


by By David & Kay Scott CNHI Travel Writers
20 Apr 2018 at 12:00am
Judge Roy Bean, a Western legend frequently referred to as ?The Hanging Judge,? was quite an eccentric.


by By Gail McCarthy Staff Writer
19 Apr 2018 at 3:00am
A local rising star will kick things off when Grammy-nominated musician Jon Butcher brings his Spring Guitar Summit to Rockport?s Shalin Liu Performance Center on Friday night.


19 Apr 2018 at 3:00am
Love can be messy, funny and sad.


by By Ann Reily Features Editor
19 Apr 2018 at 3:00am
City galleries will be bustling for the first Newburyport ArtWalk of the year, set for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


 
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24 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Prescott, AZ - Marie Ricker Lafoe Byrne, 88, passed away Saturday morning, March 31, attended by her husband and daughters after a too long battle with kidney disease and dialysis. Marie was born in Concord, Massachusetts, and was raised and lived in Newburyport, until her marriage to Col. Ronald E. Byrne Jr., in August 1976. Her previous marriage to Robert Lafoe, a career Navy civilian employee, ended with his accidental catastrophic death in 1971, while employed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. She was the oldest of seven children, raised by her parents Ralph C. Ricker and Edythe (Boulden) Ricker. She was educated in Newburyport schools, graduating from high school in 1948. Marie led an active life in her home, family and community. In her professional life she served as bookkeeper for local businesses, and as lead technician in the early days of color television for CBS Hytron. She was a dedicated leader and volunteer in community events and services serving on a number of city committees and narrowly missed election as councilwoman of Ward One. She was a long-term member of the Emblem Club, an affiliate of the Elks, holding office at the local, state, and national level, including two terms as local president and as state marshall. Marie was an active member and hostess in the Sons and Daughters of the first Settlers of Newbury in an area renowned for innovative techniques in restoration. She was active in church sponsored projects and a volunteer in the handling and education of retarded children. After moving to Arizona she continued to serve her community and was named as volunteer of the year at her local hospital. Marie is survived by her younger brother Ralph Ricker; her husband of 42 years Ronald (Ron) Byrne; daughters Vickie (Lafoe) Martin (husband Bill) and Robin Gail Lafoe; stepsons T.J. Byrne (wife Ilke), Ronald E Byrne III, (wife Mary Ann), Sean M. Byrne (wife Faith), and Darin C. Byrne. Her five predeceased siblings were Arthur, Frederick, and Harold Ricker, and Jane King and Joanne Sauers. She leaves behind six cherished grandchildren, Casi Jo Byrne, Christopher Lafoe, Captain Matthew Byrne (wife Claire), Michael Martin, Kimberly Martin, and Patrick Byrne. Her great-grandchild is Avery Pals. Marie is in a far better place than any of us here today.

24 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Sebastian - Mr. George Warren Popp, 98, died April 21, 2018, at Pelican Landing in Sebastian, Fla. He was born in Rockland, Massachusetts, and has wintered in Barefoot Bay, Fla., since 1989. George was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran and was a retired electrical sales engineer for Gould, in Newburyport, Mass. He was a member of Roseland United Methodist Church, Roseland, Fla. Survivors include son Kenneth Warren Popp of Vero Beach, Fla.; daughter Judith Ellen Connor of Barefoot Bay, Fla., two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Sears Popp. Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960. Services will be at a later date in Massachusetts. Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Sebastian. A guest book is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com.

24 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Madison, GA - John “Jack” Halloran passed away unexpectedly while hiking in California with his wife Tami. Jack was the third child and eldest son of John and Betty Halloran, one of nine siblings. He grew up in Newbury, Mass., and graduated from the Governors Academy in 1972, and Marquette University in 1976. After graduating, Jack was commissioned in the U.S. Navy and attended Naval Flight School In Corpus Christi, Texas, earning his Naval Aviator Wings. Jack made the Navy a career, and was one of only a handful of pilots achieving dual ratings in both fixed and rotary wing aircraft. He served several overseas deployments. After retiring from the U.S. Navy, Jack met and married his wife, Tami Paine, and together they raised two daughters, Elizabeth, and Caley. Jack pursued a career in education following his Naval service, teaching history at the secondary level in California and Colorado. Jack is survived by his loving wife Tami; and daughters Elizabeth and Caley of Madison, Ga; sisters, Bernadette Halloran of Nashua, N.H., Betty Knox and husband Frank of Newburyport, Mass.; and Sheila Bouvier and husband Lou of Ipswich, Mass.; brothers, Mark and wife Wendy of Fort Myers, Fla., Brian and wife Sheila of Seabrook, N.H., Peter and wife Sue of Milford, N.H., and James of Nashua, N.H. He was predeceased by both parents, and sister Mary Ellen Halloran. Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday April 27, 2018, at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950. Parking available behind the funeral home. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday April 28, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Church followed by burial at St. Mary Cemetery, both in Newburyport. For directions, or to offer online condolences, please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.

23 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Amesbury, MA - John A. Savage Jr., 77, of Glen Devin Street, Amesbury, Mass., passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018. He was born on January 25, 1941, in Ipswich, Mass., son of the late John A. Savage, Sr. and Marion (Elwell) Teel. Husband of Joan I. (Viel) Savage. John was employed as a maintenance worker for 32 years at AT&T retiring in 1990. He had a love for the farm, boating, fishing and vacationing; his passion was for golf proudly represented by his shrine of the hole in one. Besides his wife of 28 years, he is survived by two sons, John A. Savage III and his wife Jennifer, Thomas E. Savage and his wife Susan; a daughter Gayle A. Bombard; and a step-son, Gregory A Drew. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia, by brothers Carl and Charles Savage. He was the father to many foster children including Robert Merenda and Eleanora Wynne. John leaves a legacy for his fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours are respectfully omitted and Funeral Service will be private. Contributions in John’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to the F. S. Roberts & Son Funeral Home of Rowley. To light a memorial candle or to leave condolences, please visit www.fsrobertsandson.com .

23 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Merrimac - Wallace “Tom” Hotz, 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, April 21, 2018, after a brief illness. He was born on April 8, 1945, in Middleboro, Massachusetts, to the late Wallace and Tena (Plocther) Hotz. Tom was raised in Lakeville, Massachusetts, was a graduate of Apponequet Regional High School, and earned his B.S. degree in Biology and English from Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. He then furthered his education while attending Duke University for Marine Invertebrate Zoology in Beaufort, North Carolina. Tom was also a member of the Coast Guard Reserve. Tom was employed as a marine biologist by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries State Lobster Hatchery and Research Station on Martha’s Vineyard and Sandwich, Massachusetts, where he helped develop a marine fisheries management policy. Afterwards he worked in various private industries up and down the east coast developing and maintaining lobster holding systems. He later owned and operated Salt Marsh Frameworks in Salisbury, Massachusetts. Tom was an avid photographer and enjoyed capturing the beauty of New England. Some of his favorite places to take photographs included Plum Island and Newman Road in Newbury. He was a lifelong Patriots and Red Sox fan and enjoyed his yearly trip to Fenway Park. Tom was incredibly loyal, kindhearted, and generous. He always had time to answer a question or solve a problem no matter how small, and he will be forever missed by all of the lives he touched. Tom is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Jo Lagana of Merrimac, Massachusetts; children, Nathan Anderson of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Ashley Hotz and her fiancé Justin Franke of Mclean, Virginia; sister, Janice MacFarlane (James) of Holden, Mass.; brother in-laws, Tony Lagana (Judi) of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Bob Lagana (Cristina) of Bellingham, Washington; sister in-law Gloria Bernard of Fort Worth, Texas; as well as several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950. Parking available behind the funeral home. Services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Hotz’s name to the Friends of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Inc, For directions or to offer online condolences please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.

23 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Newburyport, MA - A true warrior passed away this morning at Country Center for Health and Rehabilitation. John M. “Jack” Herlihy died at the age of 75. Born with polio on January 5, 1943, he never let his disability get in the way of his determination. He attended a trade school in Lawrence and was able to obtain employment at the Anna Jaques Hospital where he worked for 36 years. He worked for 30 years without missing a single day of work. After all that time, he called in sick one day and his fellow employees were so concerned they sent someone to his house to make sure he was OK. His brother Frank proudly recalls, “He was one of the toughest guys I ever knew.” Jack loved working at the Anna Jaques Hospital, music of all types, lobster rolls and hot dogs, antique cars, and pretty women. Before his 3 1/2 year stay at Country Center, Jack could be seen having breakfast every day at Taffy’s, and later at Angie’s, or sitting in his motorized scooter watching the traffic in Market Square or in front of TD Bank on State Street. He was a true Newburyport native and South Ender. He will be missed by many, especially his brothers, Frank and Ed, and sister Joanne. Jack, rest in peace. We love you. Visiting hours will be Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, April 27, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 42 Green Street, Newburyport, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Newburyport.

22 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Seabrook, NH - James Michael Cawley Jr., 60, of Seabrook, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Massachusetts General Hospital, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Jim was born in Dorchester, Mass., on June 8, 1957, a son of James M. Cawley, Sr., of North Ft. Myers, Fla., and the late Marjorie (Kehoe) Cawley. Raised in Danvers, Mass., Jim attended St Mary’s Annunciation, graduated from Danvers High School with the class of 1976 and earned his degree at Northeastern Community College. Jim was a U.S. Air Force veteran with more than 20 years of service as a Security Police Officer where he started out as a K-9 officer, and was activated during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 during the Gulf War. Jim furthered his law enforcement career at the Rowley, Mass., Police Department and continued for the next 26 years serving the Seabrook Police Department as a patrolman and detective and later as the Seabrook Dispatcher. After retiring from full-time service with the town in November, 2017, Jim remained on the department’s roster as a part-time patrolman. In his youth, he was an altar boy for St. Richards Parish in Danvers. Jim was a proud father of his boys, often sharing their many achievements. He enjoyed tennis, golf, boating, reading, riding his Harley motorcycle, and camping with his family, extended family and friends, visiting the same campground at Papoose Pond, also known as the “Pond,” one week every year for over 10 years. He loved to travel and enjoyed three weeks per year relaxing with his father at his North Fort Myers home. Jim loved the casino and playing Keno where he would often share his stories of how he almost won big, but lost by one number. In his backyard each Fourth of July, Jim hosted his neighborhood family with a massive block party that included DJs, caterers and 30 minutes worth of fireworks that lit up the entire sky. All who knew Jim remember how kind, generous and down to earth he was and how he would give the shirt off his back if needed, without complaint, and was also well-known as the man with the cigar and funny stories. Jim is survived by his sons, Justin and Kyle Cawley of Seabrook; his brother, Michael Cawley of Epping; his sisters, Donna Cawley and fiancé John Garrity of Newfields, N.H., Jayne Paulsen and her husband, David of Charlotte, N.C., Marjorie “Gigi” Miller and her fiancé Randy Davis of Bradford, Mass., Jean St. Pierre and her husband, Stephen of Danvers, Mass.; his uncle Mark Kehoe and his wife Judy of Hanson, Mass.; his roommate “Bernie” who was considered like a sister and part of his family, of Seabrook, N.H.; brother-in law James Hannon, Jr. of Middleton, Mass.; sister-in-law Barbara Seaman Cawley of Elliot, Maine; and his special friend of over 30 years, Elizabeth Russell Nelson, along with his “special granddaughter” Emma of Seabrook; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition to his mother, Jim was predeceased by his sister, Debbie Hannon. A walk-thru for law enforcement will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018, in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. Public visiting hours will follow from 10 to 12 p.m. in the funeral home, followed by a graveside service with military honors in the Hillside Cemetery, Seabrook. All are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Seabrook Rec Center, 311 Lafayette Rd., Seabrook, NH 03874. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Jim’s memorial website, to sign his tribute wall, or for directions.

22 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Rowley - Myron (Mike) Edwards Ricker Jr., resident of Rowley, Mass., passed away unexpectedly on April 19, 2018, at the age of 68. Mike was a devoted husband to Mary Ellen (Mulligan) Ricker for nearly 43 years. Mike was born on November 11, 1949, in Haverhill, Mass., to the late M. Rita (Kelly) Ricker and Myron (Sam) Edwards Ricker Sr. of Georgetown, Mass. He was one of ten children. He was raised in Georgetown, and educated in the Georgetown school system. After school he went to work for the family business, R&W Trucking. Along with his two brothers, Mike went on to become co-owner of Sam’s Transportation in Georgetown. Mike was a proud, caring and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He leaves behind his three children, Shannon M. Tudal, her husband Steven R. Tudal Jr., Myron (Mikey) E. Ricker, his wife Amy K. Ricker, Kalynn M. Rooney, and her husband Michael E. Rooney; his three grandchildren, Noah and Riley Tudal and Chase Rooney. He is survived by his six sisters, Joan Wright, Betty Anne Langlais, Phylis Ricker, Alice Sarandos, her husband George, Pamela Camillieri, Terri MacNeil, and her husband Douglas; and his two brothers; Thomas Ricker, and his wife Mary, and William Ricker, sister-in-law Kathy (Foster) Ricker. Preceded in death by his sister Jean Roy; brother-in-laws, Robert Wright, Gerard Roy, Harvey Langlais, and Joseph Camillieri. He is the son-in-law to the late Mary and Thomas Mulligan, and is survived by his in-laws, Patricia and Joseph Morrison, Jeanne Mulligan, Susan and Michael Sargent, and Thomas and Deborah Mulligan; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend Mike's funeral Mass on Wednesday, April 25, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Andover Street, Georgetown. Interment will follow in the Harmony Cemetery, Georgetown. Visiting with the family will be held on Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, Mike may be remembered through donations to the Georgetown Fire Department, 47 Central Street, Georgetown, MA 01833, or to Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452. For funeral home directions, florists, or accommodations, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com.

22 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Newburyport, MA - Thomas F. Coffin III, 93, longtime Newburyport resident, passed quietly Friday afternoon, April 20, 2018, at Port Healthcare Center in Newburyport. Born in Newburyport, May 20, 1924, he was the son of the late Thomas F. Coffin Jr. and Mildred E. (Macdougal) Coffin, and was a graduate of Amesbury High School. His lifetime career as a newspaper typographer began with the family business, The Amesbury News, owned by his father, Thomas Coffin, and uncles, Ernest and William Coffin. After the sale of the business, he finished his career at the Haverhill Gazette, retiring in 1986. Tom was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Constance (Daoust) Coffin, who passed away in 1986, and his second wife, Rosemary (Deyerle) Coffin in 2013. He leaves behind two daughters, Janice M. Melanson and husband Orman of Sanford, Maine, and Gail Marshall of West Portland, Maine; his son, Thomas F. Coffin IV and wife Claudia; a stepdaughter, Martha Gingerich and husband Michael "Mike," along with several grandchildren, step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. By his request, private burial will be held at Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Amesbury. Arrangements are by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport.

21 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Merrimac, MA - Leonel “Lee” R. Gallant, 83, of Merrimac passed away April 18 at his residence. He was born in N. Andover on Sept. 8, 1934, son of the late Stanley J. and Annette (Paradis) Gallant. Lee was a graduate of Haverhill Trade and started his career early as a machinist and over time worked his way up to become president of Walbar, Inc. He later was asked to open another location in Arizona for Walbar of which he was vice-president for 10 years. He later owned and renovated the Little-Larkin building in Merrimac. He was a member of the Church of the Nativity in Merrimac, served on the board of trustees at Merrimac Savings Bank, was an avid golfer at Bradford Country Club and enjoyed boating and hunting. He is survived by his wife of nearly 63 years Priscilla B. (Thornton) Gallant; their three children, Theresa A. and her husband Jerry Larson of Merrimac, Raymond S. Gallant of Merrimac and Steven L. Gallant and Cami of Golden, Colo.; sister, Rita Seppa of Ward Hill; five grandchildren Chad L. and Sarah Larson, Christina A. Larson, Pamela P. and Kenn Rowe, Stephanie M. Larson and Travis W. Larson; three great grandsons Ryan, Gavin and Daniel; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Claire Laroche, Adrian Gallant and Pauline Cayer. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the calling hours on Tuesday April 24th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St. (Rte. 125) Bradford. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 25th at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity – Holy Redeemer Parish, 4 Green St. Merrimac, MA. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery, Merrimac. Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Labre Indian Catholic High School, E. Tongue River Rd. Ashland, MT 59003 or St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 N. Main St. Chamberlain, SD 57325. To share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.

19 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Lebanon, ME - Michael John Jancosko Jr. passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home in Lebanon, Maine on the morning of April 17, 2018, in the company of his immediate family. Michael was born August 28, 1949, to Michael John Jancosko Sr. and Helen (Polaha) Jancosko in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Michael is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and a veteran of the United States Navy. Michael enjoyed home projects, golfing, watching the Patriots, and most of all spending quality time with friends and family. Michael was also very active in the Eliot Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Helen Jancosko, his son Chris Jancosko and wife Tammy, his son Tim Jancosko and wife Priyam, and his four grandchildren, Emily, Kate, Erin, and Dane. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Claire and John Bertucci Center for Genitourinary Cancers, Massachusetts General Hospital, www.theonehundred.org/donate. A memorial service will held for Michael on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Eliot Baptist Church, 912 Harold Dow Highway, Eliot, ME 03903.

19 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
California - Joseph E. Thomas, 69, passed away peacefully on Thursday April 12, 2018 at his home in California. Born on August 10, 1948 in Newburyport, Joe was raised in Salisbury and was a graduate of Newburyport High School. He went on to work for the State of Massachusetts prior to re-locating to California with his family in the 1990s. In California he got to combine his love of being outside and of meeting new people by working for a marina and houseboat resort until his retirement. Joe loved to spend time listening to music, whether it was attending live concerts or just having music on around the house. A lifelong baseball fan, both as a player and a spectator, if the Red Sox were playing, you would find him watching. The joy of his life were his grandchildren, whom he loved very dearly. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Shirley Thomas of California; his daughters Judi Pancione of Florida and Amber MacDonald and husband Rick of Greenland, NH; his sons Zachary Thomas of California and Matthew Thomas of California. His is also survived by his beloved mother, Leah Thomas of Florida; sisters Alicia Thomas of Florida and Tricia Pike, husband Tim and their daughter, Emme of Virginia; brother, Mark Thomas of Salisbury; his grandchildren Michael Thomas of California, Patrick Thomas of California, Kylee King of California and Tatum MacDonald of New Hampshire. He also leaves behind many close friends. Joe was predeceased by his father, Joseph F. Thomas. A celebration of his life will be held at the Winner's Circle, 211 Elm Street Salisbury, MA on May 12, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

19 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Raleigh, NC - Kathleen Chalmers Kondylas, a pioneer in the field of acoustic engineering, died peacefully on April 8, 2018 at age 71 at her home in Raleigh, N.C. Kathy, as she was known to friends and family, founded NEVA Associates, Engineered Noise Control Solutions, a New England-based company specializing in room acoustics and industrial and commercial noise control. She was an innovator who co-invented two patented noise-abatement products, working on projects with DuPont, the U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman, General Electric, Raytheon, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute, among others. Kathy was born Kathleen Ann Chalmers on June 5, 1946, in Baltimore to William and Margaret (Stroble) Chalmers; she was the second of five children. She spent most of her childhood in Maryland, graduating from Woodlawn High School. She earned a BA in Psychology from Chatham College in Pittsburgh in 1968, followed by a fellowship in Asian Studies at the University of Hong Kong. In 1970 she married Andrew “Andy” George Kondylas, traveling to Alaska where she studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and worked for BP Oil Corporation on the Alaskan Pipeline on the North Slope. They eventually settled in Midlothian, Virginia, where Andy died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in January 1988, leaving her with two young sons. Through her industrial engineering background she became a national expert in the field of noise and vibration abatement, eventually becoming the founder and president of NEVA Associates in 1998. In 2000 she moved to Newburyport, Massachusetts where her business thrived with projects that included the Central Artery/Tunnel Project, known in Boston as the Big Dig. It was in Newburyport where she developed a strong interest in Tai Chi and became an instructor. She was also an accomplished member of an adult soccer league, participating well into her sixties, and volunteered to protect nesting habitats for plovers and sandpipers near Plum Island, Massachusetts. In 2015, she retired and moved to Raleigh to be closer to her sister, children, and grandchildren. She is survived by her sons, Drew Kondylas of Rockville, Maryland, and Alex Kondylas and his wife, Katie, of Zebulon, North Carolina. She was the devoted grandmother and “GM" to Dillon and Addison Kondylas. She is also survived by a brother, William E. Chalmers of Asheville, North Carolina, and three sisters: Rita Collins of Eureka, Mont., Margaret Chalmers of Raleigh, North Carolina; and Jeannette Warner of Easton, Maryland. Expressions of sympathy may be made as charitable donations to the The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research, 550 North Broadway, Suite 731, Baltimore, MD, 21205 or at www.alscenter.org/donate with a note indicating the donation is in memory of Kathleen Chalmers Kondylas for the benefit of ALS research. Memorial Services will be private at a later date.

18 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Byfield, MA - Jeffrey E. Baker, age 58, of Byfield. and formerly of Lynn Mass., died Monday April 16, 2018, at Massachusetts General Hospital from complications from surgery. Jeff was born on July 11, 1959, to Robert and Nancy Baker of Lynn, he is survived by his beloved wife, Elaine of 35 years, his daughter Erin and her fiancé, Braden Zamore of Merrimack, N.H., his son, Joshua and his fiancé Jenny Gates of Amherst, N.H.; his son, John and his wife, Rene (ParticellI) of Byfield, his precious grandchildren, Nolan Zamore, Maddyn Baker and Owen Baker with whom he loved to spend time. Jeff graduated from St. John's Prep High School. He was a volunteer firefighter and EMT for the Byfield/Newbury Fire Department for over 20 years. He was active in the Triton Pop Warner Football Program for many years. At the age of 50 Jeff went back to school and obtained his LPN Nursing License which he was so proud of. Jeff was a wonderful, attentive and loving husband, father and grandfather to his own family as well as others. Jeff will be greatly missed for his kindness humor and awesome personality. In addition to his parents, he leaves behind four brothers, Timmy, David and his wife Regina, Jonathan and his wife Christine whom he had become very close to, and Andrew, his mother-in-law, Patricia (Stretch) Flaherty, his sisters-in-law, Anne Flaherty, Paula Flaherty and Daniel Coleman, Mary Ellen Maurer, Michael Flaherty and his wife, Julie, and Sheila Williams, many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, his special aunt and uncle, Paulette and Paul Kraskenewicz, as well as cousins, many friends and his Masco Nursing Home family. Jeff was the son-in-law of the late John F. Flaherty Jr. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 2 to 6 p.m., followed by a Funeral Service at 6:00 p.m. at the F. S. Roberts & Son Funeral Home, 14 Independent Street, Rowley, MA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society of Boston, 125 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130, www.cancer.org or Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O.Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, www.dana-farber.org/gift. To light a memorial candle or to leave condolences, please visit www.fsrobertsandson.com.

18 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Newburyport, MA - Beulah M. Hardy, 94, a long-time resident of Byfield, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. She resided at the Port Health Care and Rehabilitation after more than a year long struggle with her health. She was born on May 23, 1923, in Lowell, the fifth of six children of the late Arthur R. and Ida F. (Smith) Gormley. By the time the Great Depression gripped the world, the family moved to Newburyport. Though her childhood was filled with struggle, in her youth, Beulah was still a vital and independent woman who enjoyed horseback riding, sunbathing on beach, and camping at Sandy Point with family. A talented self-taught artist, she enjoyed painting the beautiful landscapes she grew up exploring. She graduated from Newburyport High School in 1941, the first of her extended family to finish course work and faithfully attended all reunions. She was the wife of the late Charles L. Hardy, with whom she raised five children. Though Charles Hardy passed almost 24 years ago, their fun and loving marriage is still recalled today in cherished memories of the Byfield cookouts filled with cold beer, fiercely competitive horseshoes, and raucous laughter. In her later life Beulah was a nurse's aide in local nursing homes and was then employed at Triton Regional High School as a cafeteria worker where she met Pam Kent, formerly of Newbury and they became lifelong friends. She was also a member of the Newburyport Golden Age Club and Silver Tops of Newton, NH. Besides her husband and parents, Beulah survived all of her siblings: Alice Martino of Meuthen, Dorothy Burns of Amesbury, Margaret (Baker) Michaud of Gloucester, and brothers, David of Newburyport and Fred of Detroit, Michigan and Florida. She was also predeceased by her daughter Marsha Lee Burke formerly of Amesbury and Haverhill. She is survived by three sons: Brian R. Hardy of Newport Center, Vt., Charles D. Hardy of Plaistow, NH; Kevin A. Hardy of Manchester, NH; a daughter, Diane Green of Newburyport; and a cousin, June Maguire of Byfield. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Jon Burke of Westwood, Julie Hardy of Brooklyn, NY; Dr. Anne Frances Hardy of Newburyport; Rachel Green of New Orleans, LA; and Jessica Green Nowak of Beverly as well as two great-grandchildren, several nieces, and scores of friends including former daughter-in-law, M. Joan Hardy of Newburyport and Pam Kent formerly of Newbury. Her family extend their gratitude and thanks to Merrimack Valley Hospice for all services provided. The Funeral Service for Beulah M. Hardy will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the F. S. Roberts & Son Funeral Home, 14 Independent Street, Rowley, MA. Calling hours will be held one hour prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m. To light a memorial candle or to leave condolences, please visit www.fsrobertsandson.com.

17 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Merrimac - Robert A. Shippee, 55, of Merrimac, died Saturday evening, April 14, 2018, at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Newburyport, he was the son of Rosalie (Heywood) Goldthwaite and the late Clifford R. Shippee, and was a graduate of Pentucket Regional High School, class of 1982. In addition to his mother, Rosalie, and his beloved stepdad Robert A. Goldthwaite, he leaves behind his two sisters, Rebecca (Goldthwaite) Carlson and husband Michael, and Rachel Goldthwaite; his rambunctious cat Rose; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and countless dear friends, all of whom will truly miss him. Visiting hours will be held Friday, April 20, 2018, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main Street, Merrimac, immediately followed by services at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private for the family. Although faced from birth with pain and physical challenges, those who met Bobby were quick to find an easy smile, an observant mind, and a positive perspective. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Bobby’s memory to the CLOVES Syndrome Community at www.clovessyndrome.org, in order to support those faced with similar medical situations, and to fund additional research around this rare condition.

16 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Newburyport - Sharon Virginia Bentley, 72, died at her residence in Newburyport on Sunday evening April 15, 2018. She was born in Medford, Mass., on January 29, 1946, to the late John Edmund and Beverly Emma (Leighr) White. Sharon was raised and educated in Saugus, Mass., graduating from Saugus High School before continuing her education graduating from Burdett Business College in Boston. She met and married her late husband James Albert Bentley and the couple settled in Newburyport to raise their family. Sharon was employed for 30-plus years as a secretary in the admitting department of Anna Jaques Hospital until her retirement on December 21, 2011. Sharon loved nothing more than spending time at their camp in Shapleigh, Maine, with her family, and her time spent with her grandchildren will hold a special place in her heart. She also enjoyed boating on the lake admiring the loons, reading, and crossword puzzles. Sharon is survived by her children, James Bentley and his wife Elena of Wakefield, and Sherrie Worthen of Newburyport; grandchildren, James William Worthen, Justin Charles Worthen, and Julianna Virginia Worthen; sister, Brenda Basile and her husband Paul; niece, Jennifer Blake; and nephew, Todd Basile. Family and friends may call on Wednesday April 18, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950. Parking available behind the funeral home. Her funeral service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Thursday April 19, 2018, at 10 a.m., followed by burial at Belleville Cemetery in Newburyport. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Sharon’s name to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452. For directions, or to offer online condolences, please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.

16 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Amesbury, MA - Jean Ballard, a lifelong resident of Amesbury, passed away on April 15, 2018, after a lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of the late George Ballard Jr., who passed away in 2003. Born in Amesbury, on May 9, 1937, she was the daughter of the late John and Ferolyn Justin. Jean was active at the Holy Family Parish, serving food to many at collations and helpful to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She also served as a member of the Friends of the Council on Aging. and was a hospice volunteer. She also loved spending time with her family and friends, and going on trips. She leaves behind a son, George Ballard III of Amesbury; six daughters, Sue Ballard, Sandy LeBlanc, Mary Seaborne, all of Amesbury, Pam Traversey and husband James of Amherst, N.H., Lisa Angwin and husband Charlie of Fremont, N.H., Patty Lombardo and husband Joe of Raymond, N.H.; many grand- and great-grandchildren; two brothers, George Justin and wife Rochelle of Chichester, N.H., Owen Justin and wife Stella of Plaistow, N.H.; three sisters, Sis Harris, Rosie Dragon of Amesbury, and Carol Pettis of Farmington, N.H. She was predeceased by brothers Jack and William Justin; and sisters, Evelyn Emery, June Jennell, and Judy Belanger. Calling hours at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Friend St., in Amesbury, are this Wednesday April 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. Jean's funeral Mass will be celebrated this Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in the Holy Family Parish Church, 2 School St., in Amesbury, followed by burial in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 11 Sparhawk St., Amesbury, MA 01913, or to the Pettengill House, 13 Lafayette Rd., Salisbury, MA 01952.

16 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Newburyport - Theodore Atkinson, former president and treasurer of the W. E. Atkinson Co., until his retirement in 1996, died early Friday morning, April 13, 2018, at Anna Jaques Hospital, in the loving presence of his devoted wife and family. Born in Newburyport, April 21, 1931, he was the son of the late Willis F. and Doris K. Atkinson. He attended local schools, graduated from Kimball Union Academy, attended the University of Maine in Orono, before serving with the United States Army. Mr. Atkinson was a past president of the Newburyport Rotary Club, director of the former First & Ocean National Bank, member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Anna Jaques Hospital Cooperator, and founder of both the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, and the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of the Central Congregational Church, as well as the Belleville Congregational Church. He is survived by his wife, Gabriele Atkinson; his daughter, Karen E. Atkinson McMullin; and his two granddaughters, Erin M. and Megan M. McMullin; along with several nieces, nephews and their families. By his request, there will be no visiting hours, and services will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 40 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950, or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport.

15 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Jacksonville, FL - Daniel Joseph Connors, 71, of Cumberland Foreside, Maine, died on April 8, 2018, at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, after a lengthy illness. Dan was a longtime resident of Amesbury and Merrimac. Born on August 2, 1946, in Brooklyn, New York, to James and Ann Connors (née Mullins), Dan spent his early years in Westbury and Locust Valley, Long Island, New York. After graduating from Chaminade High School, Dan attended Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. It was during this time period that he was the drummer for Jimmy and the Jades, and proudly recalled his invitation to record at Radio City Music Hall. After graduating with a degree in psychology, Dan went on to serve as a military police officer with the United States Army in Giessen, Germany. He returned home after being discharged in 1970 as a First Class Sergeant. On December 5, 1970, he married Patricia Wright whom he had met as a student at Boston College, and they went on to have two sons, Dr. Christopher Wright Connors of Cumberland, Maine, and Mr. Timothy Michael Connors of Sarasota, Florida. Daniel and Patricia were married 47 years. Dan spent over 40 years in the customer support divisions of Massachusetts computer companies such as Para Research, Marcam, PeopleSoft and Answerthink. Before becoming ill, he was employed by Valspar in Newburyport. During his life, Dan enjoyed time spent with family, golf, woodworking, photography, the theater, and travel. Dan is survived by his wife, Patricia; his sons Chris and Tim; his daughter-in-law, Tatjana; and grandchildren Caleigh, Ashleigh and Cian. Other relatives include his brother Mr. James Connors Jr. and his wife Shay of Vero Beach, Florida; and his sister, Mrs. Nancy Creevy and her husband Joseph of Kentucky. Dan also leaves several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Funeral arrangements have not been finalized.