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25 Jan 2022 at 5:04am
AMESBURY — The future of the former Trader Alan’s truck stop property could come more into focus during a virtual community information session next week.
25 Jan 2022 at 5:03am
BOSTON — The elimination of federal unemployment programs last year caused a surge in requests for food stamps and other public assistance programs.
25 Jan 2022 at 5:03am
SALEM — The owner of a Salem indoor sports training facility admitted in court Monday that her business is not following a temporary vaccine requirement that took effect in the city earlier this month.
25 Jan 2022 at 5:02am
NEWBURYPORT — Lisa Connell was recently named editor of The Daily News of Newburyport, taking over for Richard Lodge, who retired from the newspaper at the end of December.
25 Jan 2022 at 5:01am
BOSTON — State education leaders are considering plans to scrap two MCAS subject exams amid rising costs and dwindling interest.
25 Jan 2022 at 4:55am
SALISBURY — Kourtney Kasko, a Lawrence woman charged with trying to burn down a Central Avenue apartment earlier this month, was ordered held without bail pending trial Monday after a Newburyport District Court judge determined she was too dangerous to…
25 Jan 2022 at 4:40am
NEWBURY — Planning Board members opened a public hearing last week to consider modifications to plans for a new environmental studies building for The Governor’s Academy.
25 Jan 2022 at 4:30am
NEWBURYPORT — Frequent Clipper City Rail Trail walkers will notice landscape changes to the Washington Street crossing and High Street underpass as Friends of Newburyport Trees has begun Phase 2 of its Recognition Tree Sculpture.
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23 Jan 2022 at 5:24pm
NEW YORK — A city reeling from a recent spate of violence prepared to lay to rest a rookie police officer being hailed as an inspiration to his immigrant community, as investigators sought to make sense of a domestic dispute…
20 Jan 2022 at 8:08pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A jury of 18 people who appeared mostly white was picked Thursday for the federal trial of three Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s killing, a case that the judge told potential jurors has “absolutely…
19 Jan 2022 at 9:57pm
WASHINGTON — In a rebuff to former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is allowing the release of presidential documents sought by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.
19 Jan 2022 at 9:01pm
WASHINGTON — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights groups argued is vital for protecting democracy was blocked Wednesday by a Republican filibuster, a setback for President Joe Biden and his party after a raw, emotional debate.
19 Jan 2022 at 6:33pm
DALLAS — Some flights to and from the U.S. were canceled on Wednesday even after AT&T and Verizon scaled back the rollout of high-speed wireless service that could interfere with aircraft technology that measures altitude.
18 Jan 2022 at 5:45pm
BILLINGS, Mont. — The Biden administration said Tuesday it will significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have torched areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around “hot spots” where nature and neighborhoods collide.
17 Jan 2022 at 12:00pm
COLLEYVILLE, Texas — A rabbi who was among four people held hostage at a Texas synagogue said Sunday that their armed captor grew “increasingly belligerent and threatening” toward the end of the 10-hour standoff, which ended with an FBI SWAT…
16 Jan 2022 at 5:42pm
ATLANTA — A dangerous winter storm combining high winds and ice swept through parts of the U.S. Southeast on Sunday, knocking out power, felling trees and fences and coating roads with a treacherous, frigid glaze.
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24 Jan 2022 at 12:00pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a never-say-die showdown between two of the NFL’s top teams, and two of its bright young quarterbacks, the Bills and Chiefs played a classic Sunday night decided by one of them calling tails and…
24 Jan 2022 at 12:00am
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23 Jan 2022 at 8:30pm
BOSTON — It was a solid showing for both the Amesbury and Triton indoor track teams at Saturday’s Division 5 state relay.
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23 Jan 2022 at 12:00pm
READING — Austin Prep made some stunning sports news outside of the lines Thursday, announcing that its athletic programs will join the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), effective at the start of the 2022-2023 academic year.
23 Jan 2022 at 12:00am
Building towards the future isn’t always easy for Red Sox fans. Boston is a notoriously impatient city and for some the notion of a well-monied club like the Red Sox ever acting conservatively is borderline offensive.
22 Jan 2022 at 6:00pm
BOSTON — What an incredible last week-and-a-half it’s been for the Newburyport boys indoor track team.
22 Jan 2022 at 3:00pm
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The Daily News of Newburyport: Obituaries
25 Jan 2022 at 10:59am
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23 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Amesbury - Les Weiner was ushered into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ on January 1, 2022, surrounded by his family including his wife of 62 years, Kay (Niles) Weiner. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, he graduated from Elmhurst College and went to Rhodesia, (now Zimbabwe) Africa to teach. He married Kay Niles, sent to Africa to replace him. While serving as missionaries for 11 years, he continued his studies received degrees from Harvard Divinity School, University of London (Rhodesia), and Harvard Graduate School. He was a poet and crusader for civil rights. His poem "Southern Sonnet" declaring the injustices faced by black Africans was published in Rhodesia, which resulted in his deportation. The family continued to serve as missionaries in Zambia and Ghana. In the USA his civil rights crusade continued, working with MLK Jr. in Cleveland to get jobs for black workers at Sealtest. Les wore many hats as an English teacher in Fitchburg, MA, and Timberlane in Plaistow, NH, advertising copy writer at NEBS in Townsend, MA, Pastor of Union Congregational Church in Amesbury, Director of Faith Alive Christian School in Fitchburg, MA, Resident Partner along with Kay at Koinonia Farms in Americus GA. He enjoyed Men's Fellowship and was a member of Main Street Church, Amesbury, MA. He continued his poetry writing, freely sharing his poems online and in print. He wrote "As I See It" columns for Newburyport Daily News. As a resident at Heritage Towers, he shared his love of music playing the piano, and baseball cheering on the Boston Red Sox with the gang. Les loved his family, laughter and adventure: enjoying camping, swimming, hiking, basketball, Frisbee and the beach. His love for God and His creation (especially trees), books, music and art were all generously shared with the generations he left. Children, Kevin and Tammy Groder, Jonathan and Susan Troop, and Frank and Jane Weiner; eight grandchildren, Micah and wife Casey, Hannah and Ben and wife Emily Groder; Thomas, Gregory and Ian Troop, and Daniel and Gabriel Weiner; as well as five great-grandchildren, Nehemiah, Aviela, Meira, Enoch and Toviah Groder. He leaves behind loving nieces, nephews, and sister-in-law, Sandy Northrop of Amesbury. He was also a good hugger.
A memorial service will be held at Main Street Church, Amesbury, in May when his ashes will be planted with a tree, it will be a Poet Tree. It will be followed by an ice cream social.
22 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
MANCOS - Dr. Richard Arthur St. Onge, 77 formerly of Haverhill, MA passed away on November 11, 2021 at his home in Mancos, Co. He was the devoted husband of Catherine "Kate" (Malynn) St. Onge with whom he shared the last 41 years of his life.
Prior to Richard's passing, he wrote a heart felt poem summarizing his courageous battle with the cancer. Had he been able, it Is believed he would have written his own obituary. Perhaps it would have read something like this.
I am sitting here writing my own obituary. If you're reading this, I'm already gone. Please do not mourn my passing, it was my time.
I was born on July 8, 1944 in Cambridge, MA, the first son of Alcide and Julia (Healy) St. Onge. I was raised in Haverhill. I attended Haverhill High, Harvard College, Yale Medical School, and did surgical internships in Scotland. I served as a Battalion Surgeon Major in the US Army National Guard, from 1971-1974. I pursued my medical career in orthopedics, and practiced as an orthopedic surgeon for 30 years. My first practice was in Haverhill, being known as Pentucket Orthopedics. Years later, I opened Sports Medicine Merrimack Valley, while also being affiliated with practices in Boston. In 1996, I moved to Logan, Utah and joined Western Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, now known as Cache Valley Specialty Hospital. I am truly grateful for my devoted patients, and the trust they showed in me. I hope they continue to do well, to this day.
With all the intensity I could muster, I played football, rugby, lacrosse and wrestled. "Never let the bad guys getcha", was my motto.
My genetically adventurous nature brought me around the world, up until only months before my passing. Climbing expedition's took me to Nepal, Scotland, South America, Antarctica, Africa, and the White and Rocky Mountains of the US. My passion for the water led me to exploring and racing by sailboat, kayak, and canoe on rivers and oceans the world over. I had the honor of exploring mountains, meadows, and tundra on dog sled and horseback. I raced sled dogs with Kate for 17 years, all over the Mountain West and Canada.
For this long, fulfilling, and fortunate life I have lived, I am eternally grateful. To all those who shared it with me, you are not forgotten. Wherever I am now, a part of you is with me.
My parents Alcide and Julia St. Onge, and my brother, Stephen St. Onge predeceased me. Continuing down my trails, I leave behind my wife Kate (Colorado); my son Andy and his daughter Bruna (Hawaii); my son Joe, his wife Francie and their daughters Neve' and Soleil (Idaho); my brother Bob and his wife Susie (Colorado); my sister Suzanne Hammond and her husband Rich (Massachusetts); my brother Greg (Vermont), and several nieces and nephews.
Before I go, I'd like to share a favorite quote from "Grandma Healy". "Do all you can do today, because no one promises you tomorrow".
Memorial contributions may be made to www.workingdogsforvets.org. With gratitude, from all of Richard's family.
20 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Salisbury - Valmore J. Parrott Jr., age 85, of Salisbury, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. He was the beloved husband of Margaret Pearse-Parrot.
Born in Attleboro, he was the son of the late Valmore J. and Antoinette M. (Ferrara) Parrott. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Army.
Mr. Parrott had worked in the trucking industry for over 50 years and was a well loved and respected businessman.
Valmore will be remembered for his great smile and kind heart. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend who gave the best hugs and who will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Roger Parrott of Wakefield; his step children, Alexandra Panacopoulos, Charles Panacopoulos, Laura Andolino and her husband John, and Debra Murtagh and her husband John; his grandchildren, Jason Skane and his wife Cortney, Stephanie Fiore and her husband Mel, Rachel Parrott, Ashley Velagic and her husband Miran, Jennifer Morrissey and her husband Shawn, Cody Murtagh, and Nathan Andolino; his great grandchildren, including James Skane, Kaylee Fiore, Shelby Skane, Melody Fiore, Tyson Fiore, Jordynn Skane, Emma Morrissey, CJ Morrissey, Emile Velagic and Finn Panacopoulos. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Valmore was predeceased by his son, Louis Parrott, and his daughter, Debra Skane.
Visiting hours will be held at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody on Monday, January 24, 2022, from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. All attendees are required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warriors Project https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org. For directions and online guestbook, please visit www.ccbfuneral.com.
20 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Formerly of Newburyport - Gene A. Cammett, 76, of North Attleboro, formerly of Newburyport MA and Medina OH, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2022, at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, RI after a courageous battle with Cancer. His daughters were by his side.
He was born in Amesbury on July 11, 1945, the son of the late Arthur Leslie of Amesbury and Ruth W. (Morrill) Cammett Jr of South Hampton.
His early life was spent in Amesbury, MA. He graduated from Brunswick High School in Brunswick, ME in 1963 after his family moved. He attended Bryant Stratton College in Boston and graduated in 1966 with a degree in Business.
Gene held many different positions at different companies throughout his career. He was a national sales and marketing manager for the first part of his career until he retired in 1988. The second part of his career he worked in funeral services including for H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Homes. When asked why he chose to change gears like that, he would say it gave him comfort to know he was helping others in their most difficult of times.
Gene loved the City of Newburyport. He cherished being active in the Lions Club and Knights of Columbus. Serving as the president of both. He also served as a past chairman of Yankee Homecoming. He was the original "planner" and "starter" of the Newburyport High School All Night Graduation party in 1989 - a tradition that continues to this day. Gene received numerous awards and recognitions for his volunteerism over the 20 years he lived in Newburyport. He helped and organized too many clubs, events and activities to list and give full credit to but he loved being a part of every single one.
Gene loved to travel. He explored many parts of the world for both business and pleasure. He was proud to say he saw all 50 states and many different countries. He was an avid skier and was always the first to jump in any pool and swim his laps.
Gene and Joanne left Newburyport and lived in Ohio for nearly 20 years, returning to Massachusetts five years ago to be near family, friends and his favorite city. Nothing gave him more joy than being with and supporting his grandchildren in all their activities. He could always be found cheering on his grandson's sports teams, attending their various events and karate belt tests. He loved his adventures with them more than anything and cherished being their Papa. Over the last year they were able to cross off many bucket list items together.
Gene is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joanne Rose (Maria) Cammett, his two daughters Leslee J. Murphy and her husband, Michael of North Attleboro and Tarah M. Cammett and her husband Ron Boisvert of Newburyport. He was the Papa of Connor Murphy, Brendan Murphy, and Soraya Boisvert.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his visitation on Sunday, Jan. 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Face coverings are recommended. Due to the pandemic, there will be a private celebration of life held at the convenience of the family. There is also a swinging bench in Gene's honor near the Harbor Master's office on the Newburyport Boardwalk where all are welcome to visit and take a moment to remember him.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gene's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. A foundation dear to his heart since his wife Joanne's diagnosis.
To share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
19 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - Mr. Tage Gordon Lindroth, 79, of Newburyport, beloved husband of Katsuko (Kinjo) Lindroth, passed peacefully January 4th, 2022 at his home.
Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Bror Tage Teodor and Alice Lummus (Durkee) Lindroth. He was raised and educated in Danvers and was a graduate of the former Holten High School in Danvers.
An honorably discharged veteran he served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1961 till 1964 stationed in Okinawa, Japan. While stationed in Okinawa he met the love of his life Katsuko and together they would create a wonderful life together.
Upon returning state side, he began his professional career with the former Babco Products of Danvers. He matriculated to Estabrook Engineering in Rowley and then began a long and illustrious career with United Parcel Service (UPS). He worked as a UPS delivery driver for 32 years until the time of his retirement in 2001. He was affectionately known as "Lucky" by his co-workers and friends. For his hard work and dedication to UPS he was awarded numerous awards and recognitions and was truly respected by all within the company.
A longtime resident of Newburyport, Gordon was a Master Mason and member of Amity Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Danvers and recently earned his 50-year pin. He was a member of the Holten Royal Arch Chapter, Knights Templar-Bethlehem Lewis. He truly enjoyed spending his time out of doors. He was an avid ice fisherman, hunter, gardener and a very skilled Sunday carpenter. His carpentry skills can be witnessed by the many Japanese inspired cabinetry, bookshelves and themed projects at his home. He particularly relished time spent traveling and sightseeing in his RV with his beloved wife. They traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada. He fondly remembered his trips to Japan where he traveled by Bullet Train. He was an avid fan of Japanese Sumo Wrestling. Gordon made friends easily and everywhere he ventured. His affable personality endeared him to many. He was a great neighbor and friend and was always there to help those in need, without question.
Above all else, Gordon was devoted to his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His love and devotion to his family will be his everlasting hallmark. His sprit will live on forever.
Gordon is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Katsuko (Kinjo) Lindroth of Newburyport, his daughter, Patricia Lindroth and her husband, Stephen Hochreiter of Phoenix, AZ, his son, Eric Lindroth of Port Charlotte, FL, his grandsons, Jaimes "JT" Huntley, Tyler Lindroth and Devin Lindroth, his bonus granddaughters Carrie Huntley and Kimberly Hochreiter, his brother, Georg Lindroth of Oklahoma, his loving in-laws in Okinawa, along with nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. He was the brother of the late Alicia Newman.
Gordon's family is ultimately grateful for the kind and loving care he received from the whole team at Elara Caring during his illness.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held at O'Donnell Cremations - Funerals - Celebrations, 167 Maple St., (rte 62) DANVERS, Sunday, January 30th at 11 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Saturday, January 29th from 2 to 6 P.M. Face coverings required at all services. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Elara Caring Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 58, Jackson, MI 49204 or to Amity Mosaic Masonic Lodge, 30 High St., Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com
19 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - Patricia Grace (Little) Proctor, currently of Newburyport, MA, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022. She was born on March 29,1936 in Rutland, VT, the daughter of Charles Russell and Dorothy Maude (Boulter) Little, of Fair Haven, VT.
She grew up in Fair Haven, VT, and graduated from Fair Haven High School in 1954. As a member of the Simmons College Class of 1958, she graduated with a degree in Home Economics. Patricia and her husband of 63 years, Howard Wendell Proctor, were married on July 12, 1958, in Fair Haven, Vt.
She was a Home Economics Teacher at various schools in Vermont, Massachusetts, California, and New Hampshire until her retirement from Hillsboro-Deering High School in 1996. After her retirement she found a second career in real estate.
Along with her husband and children, she lived across the country in Vermont, Massachusetts, California, and New Hampshire.
She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and an avid amateur genealogist. She formerly served as the president of the Henniker Historical Society. Her hobbies included playing gin rummy with her grandchildren, playing bridge, reading, baking, and crafting.
She was predeceased by her parents, her brothers, Donald Little and Stuart Little, and her son, Stephen Proctor.
She is survived by her husband, Howard Proctor, her brother, Paul Little, her sons, Stuart (Lisa) Proctor, Christopher (Melissa) Proctor, and daughter-in-law Kathy Proctor, her 9 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services will be held later in the spring in Henniker, NH. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Patricia's name.
19 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Amesbury - April L. (Harnch) Ruane, age 61, passed peacefully Tuesday afternoon, January 18, 2022, at Vero Health and Rehab in Amesbury, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Newburyport, April 1, 1960, she was one of six daughters of the late Harold S. and Barbara R. (Waitze) Harnch and was a graduate of Newburyport High School. April was proud to call Newburyport home for most of her life later moving to Barefoot Bay, FL to be near her Mom and family. April embraced life to the fullest always putting Corey and Danielle's happiness first. Her children were her world and the stars in her life. Throughout her life April had many passions including working with blind children, photography, bartending and working with special needs adults. She always put others first despite her challenges always reminding everyone "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get..." April was blessed with many long term friends who truly enveloped and loved her throughout her life. Rest quietly in peace April. May you now hear the beautiful sounds of birds singing, dance with Dad and challenge him to a great game of 45s.
She leaves behind special memories that will forever be treasured by her two children, Corey Harnch Ruane and Danielle Taylor Ruane; her sisters, Deborah R. Perguson, Robins S. Pike, Phyllis A. Eichhorst and husband James, Ilene M. Harnch-Grady and husband Thomas; brother-in-law, Michael D. Kent; along with several generations of nieces and nephews, extended family and dear friends. In addition to her parents, April was also predeceased by her sister, Pamela J. (Harnch) Kent; her brother-in-law, Charles Perguson, her nephew, Michael Perguson and niece Jennifer Perguson.
The family would like to extend a warm thank you to the staff at Vero Health and Rehab, Rogers Funeral Home and Congregation Ahavas Achim Congregational Leader, Alex Matthews.
A Graveside Service was held Thursday, January 20, 2022 at the Newburyport Hebrew Cemetery, where April will be laid to eternal rest with her parents and her sister. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date this summer. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: The Pelican Intervention Fund. Please make checks payable to: "The Pelican Intervention Fund at ECCF". Checks may be sent to: Essex County Community Foundation, 175 Andover Street, Danvers, MA. 01923. Credit card donations can be made online at: www.pelicaninterventionfund.org. Arrangements were by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport.
19 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Salisbury - Paul J. Franklin Sr. of Salisbury, MA. passed away peacefully at the High Point House in Haverhill on Jan. 17th with family by his side.
Born in Lewiston, Maine on Nov 14, 1937, he was one of two sons to the late Henry and Agnes Franklin. Predeceased by his wife Sandra J Franklin and his brother Robert, Paul is survived by two sons and their wives Robert & Terri Franklin of Seabrook, NH and Paul & Marge Franklin of Seabrook, NH, also his five grandchildren Gage Franklin, Kadynce Franklin, Mathew Page, Katie Richter and Janet Franklin plus eight great grandchildren.
Paul had dealt with MS for most of his life but chose not to take a back seat to the disease and lived a very active life. Paul enjoyed the used car business and all of the interaction that came with it as well as riding to the shopping centers on his scooter and his main source of enjoyment, riding ATV's. Paul could be seen riding his ATV in any type of weather on almost a daily basis and yes sometimes in places he shouldn't have been. A testament to the toughness of his generation, Paul exemplified a strong will and a never give up attitude in the face of a deteriorating disease. Our father will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him.
No services will be held and in lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the highpoint house in Haverhill, MA.
Are by the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home in Amesbury.
18 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Amesbury - James E. "Jim" LaValley, 88, of Amesbury, MA, died Monday, January 10, 2022, at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. He was the husband of Carol M. Doherty to whom he was married for 22 years.
He was born in Amesbury on April 15, 1933. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving for six years during the Korean Conflict. He was a reserve police officer for the Town of Amesbury for many years. After his retirement from the U.S. Post Office he became custodian for the Amesbury Police for whom he kept a special place in his heart and was given a citizen service award on April 11, 2014, for a lifetime of dedicated service to the Amesbury Police Department and the community.
Jim was also a volunteer for the Amesbury Senior Center.
Jim and Carol enjoyed traveling to many places including Ireland, Alaska, and the Panama Canal.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Carol; his four children, Steven Lavalley and his wife Michelle, James LaValley and his wife Eliza, daughter, Janet Gooch, and son William LaValley; a step-son, Kevin Hallahan; a step-daughter, Kathleen Couree; many grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Donations in memory of Jim may be made to the The Greenleaf Supportive Day Program, Amesbury Senior Center, 68 Elm Street, Amesbury, MA 01913.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Carol Doherty, Colonial Gardens #217, 105 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly, MA 01915.
By request of the family, there will be no calling hours and services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, MA 01913.
There will be a memorial service in the Spring TBA.
18 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Byfield - Early in the morning of January 14, Dick slipped calmy and quietly into the next world. He was at home. The family around him knew that they could not go with him but sent their love to travel with him. Dick was born to Arthur S. Johnson and Beatrice (Johnson) Johnson. His brother, David Stewart Johnson was killed in the Second World War. Dick was married to his college sweetheart, Edith "Pinckney" (Williams) Johnson, for 67 years until her death in 2015. He is survived by his second wife of five years and her daughters; his four children and their spouses; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a large extended family.
Dick graduated from Burr and Burton Academy in Vermont in 1943. His college career started at Norwich University, was interrupted by World War II, and was finished at Middlebury College in 1949. He served in the Merchant Marines transporting war materials across the Pacific. His experiences made him a confirmed pacifist. Dick spent his working life in education as a business manager, a science teacher, an assistant principal, and a unit manager in both public and private schools. His love for the development of students was shown by his statement made well into his retirement, "If invited to go back into the classroom, I would like to go. Not to administration, but to the classroom." He was a lifelong environmentalist and was very active with preserving the salt marsh, his favorite place in the world. For some years, Dick was the president of the board of trustees for the Essex County Greenbelt Association. He was also active in the Historical Society of Old Newbury, now the Museum of Old Newbury. Dick never lost his sense of humor as he aged. He always professed to being the exact age and in the right place he was supposed to be. As a friend pointed out, Dick embodied the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The purpose of life is ... to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you lived and lived well."
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to support the Essex County Greenbelt Association or the Museum of Old Newbury in Richard Johnson´s name. An outdoor memorial service will be planned for this summer.
18 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
West Newbury - Patricia C. (Gibney) Verrette, 80, wife of John P. Verrette with whom she shared 56 years of marriage, passed away January 14, 2022 at Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport.
Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Genevieve M. (Zinno) Gibney. Raised and educated in Haverhill, she attended St. James Grammar School and was a graduate of St. James High School, Class of 1959. Patricia worked at John Hancock Insurance Company in Haverhill, Kealey Farms in Salem, NH, in the cafeteria at Haverhill High School and most recently as a teacher's aide in the Kindergarten at the Page School in West Newbury. She loved to garden and took great care in her yard. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by her sons, John C. Verrette and his wife Jerra of Andover and Jeffrey W. Verrette and his wife Susan of Haverhill; grandchildren, Michaela, Maeghan, Jacklyn and Nicole; siblings, James W. Gibney and his wife Judith of Haverhill, Francis Gibney of Haverhill, John P. Gibney and his wife Katherine of Methuen and Barbra Guidi and her husband Dr. Michael Guidi of Hampton, NH; and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Friday, January 21 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or www.comeaufuneral.com.
18 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - Maria V. (Ferrara) Ferrandini of Newburyport passed away peacefully on January 16, 2022, in her home surrounded by loved ones. Born in Winchester, MA, she was the only daughter of the late Theresa and Frederick Ferrara, both originally from Boston.
Maria grew up with a large extended Italian family which instilled in her strong values of tradition, love, and support. An adventurous spirit from a young age, she enjoyed the best of both worlds during her childhood, spending time with relatives in Boston as well as at her family estate surrounded by her grandparents and cousins in the town of Wilmington, MA.
Maria graduated from Wilmington High School in 1965 where she was active in many clubs and was the captain of the WHS Band Majorettes. She was particularly proud of playing on the 1968 state champion Wilmington Girls Basketball team, which was inducted into the WHS Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013. From 1965–1969, she attended Lowell State College where she was on the Dean's List and graduated with a BS in Education.
Following college, Maria married the love of her life, John Ferrandini, on August 2, 1969, and soon after moved to Newburyport. There she raised her two sons, Jay and Mark, whom she considered her greatest accomplishments. Over the years, she created many traditions for their close knit family and was the consummate hostess. An annual event she always looked forward to was her famous 4th of July pool party extravaganza complete with an epic Yankee Swap. When her sons were young, they made many memories spending summers at Lake Ossipee in New Hampshire and participating in various community activities and sports around Newburyport. As her sons grew into adults, she imparted wisdom and advice on building strong relationships and shared her secret recipes for success—both in and outside the kitchen. Maria's graciousness and spirit attracted many beyond her family to join and honor these traditions and aspire to the sense of "home" she came to represent.
Passionate about developing and educating young people, Maria taught for 35 years in Wilmington, Salisbury, Newburyport, and Amesbury schools where she retired in 2008. She was the recipient of many awards and nominations over her career, but a highlight was the Milken Foundation National Educator Award in 1998. She was also proud to join the Amesbury Educational Foundation Hall of Honor in the community she served for 25 years. In her later years, Maria found joy in mentoring student teachers and newer members of her team at Cashman Elementary to share her approach to students and the classroom.
By her side through it all has been her life-long friend, Sylvia Fransescone, and her husband Hank. Whether it was teaching, parenting, fashion or music, Sylvia shared counsel, support, laughter, and love. Partners in both friendship and business, during the 70s and 80s the Francescones and Ferrandinis brought mainstays to downtown Newburyport like the Corner Store, Luncheonette, and Paesano's Italian restaurant.
Faith was very important to Maria from an early age, but especially in recent years. Caring for her dear mother until her death in 2017 as well as during her long journey living with cancer, she always counted her blessings, embraced positivity, and held firm to her belief in God's plan. In addition to faith, she drew immense strength from the support and many acts of kindness from her wonderful friends and family who truly made a difference in her life and to whom she would offer her heartfelt thanks.
She is survived by her husband John of Newburyport; her cherished sons, Jay Ferrandini and his wife, Amy, of Haverhill and Mark Ferrandini and his husband, Ben Harman, of Newburyport. She is also survived by her beloved cousins; and adopted nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Her family would like to thank Christine Hatch, NP at Seacoast Medical, Dr. Lauren Dias and Fredrica (Ricky) Preston, NP at MGH for the excellent health care they provided over the years.
Family and friends may call on Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 9 to 12 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. Her funeral Mass will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Newburyport, followed by burial at St. Mary's Cemetery in Newburyport, MA.
In consideration of the safety of our friends and family, a celebration of her life is planned for the Spring when pandemic precautions and concerns can be minimized and all can gather safely.
In lieu of flowers, we encourage you to consider donations in Mrs. Ferrandini's name to Mass General Cancer Center or the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
For directions or to offer online condolences please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.
18 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Newbury - Christopher Michael Reiner, of Newbury, MA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at the age of 50, on January 14, 2022, after his courageous battle with cancer. His positivity throughout his illness was both contagious and inspiring. Despite many surgeries and treatments, he remained resolute in his desire to live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment.
Chris was born in Detroit, MI, in 1971, and grew up in Wappingers Falls, NY. He graduated from Roy C. Ketcham High School in 1989 followed by the University of Vermont in 1993 with a degree in Electrical Engineering; he later earned an MBA from Babson College. He spent 30 years in technology sales and business development, focused on mobile technologies. Chris's passion for people and entrepreneurship made him happiest leading teams for start-up companies, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Global Business Development at Hiya.
But it was his family that was Chris's true love. He was an adoring husband to Allison, and the proud father of two amazing kids, Elsie and Emmett. Together Chris and Allison found their forever home in a close-knit neighborhood of friends that deepened their strong love for each other and their vision of their future. Chris was dedicated to family activities, especially enjoying cuddle time, movies and reading with his little turkeys, Elsie and Emmett. They loved swimming, beach adventures and trips. Chris was an intelligent man who knew so much about the world and current events, and he never missed a day of reading the Wall Street Journal in its entirety. Chris was the absolute happiest when surrounded by family and friends, especially if there was golf, skiing, and good food and wine involved. Although he grew up in New York, Chris considered himself a true New Englander, even converting to become an avid Patriots fan.
Chris is survived by his wife of more than 10 years, Allison; daughter Elsie and son Emmett; his mother, Judy Reiner and siblings Teri Massey (Jim), Tim Reiner, Lynne Challender (Jerry) and Molly Lappen (Brian); along with many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert "Bob" Reiner.
Chris was the kindest, strongest, most determined and motivated human anyone could meet—to say he was a friend to many is an understatement—he was a friend to all.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 21, at Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA. THERE IS NO LONGER PARKING BEHIND THE FUNERAL HOME PER ORDER OF THE CITY OF NEWBURYPORT. His funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, January 22, at 10:30 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Church in Newburyport followed by burial at Oakhill Cemetery.
May we all remember Chris and forever be #ReinerStrong.
Donations in Chris' memory may be made to Lungevity for lung cancer research:
For directions or to offer online condolences please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.
16 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Kingston - Roberta (Willey) Deschenes, 83, a resident of Kingston for 75 years, died peacefully, surrounded by family on January 8, 2022, at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill. Born in Exeter, NH, February 5, 1938, daughter of the late Albion P. and Mary E. (Savoy) Willey, she was raised and educated in Kingston and Newton and graduated from Sanborn Seminary.
Mrs. Deschenes worked first as a telephone operator and as a nurse's aid at Exeter Hospital, from 1961 until 1984, she and her late husband owned and operated the Amesbury Ski Tow, and finally in the food service department of the Bakie School until her retirement in 1990, where she greatly enjoyed her daily interaction with children.
Roberta served proudly as the President of Union Cemetery for over 20 years, was a member of Saint Luke the Evangelist Parish of Plaistow and Newton and a former member of Saint Frederick's Church of Kingston.
An accomplished cook and baker, Mrs. Deschenes also loved knitting and reading. There was nothing Roberta liked better than an interesting conversation with a good friend, her daily morning phone call with her daughter, Dawn, coffee and breakfast with David and Brian and surprising her son-in-law Jeff with her famous apple pie. Roberta enjoyed people and could have an engaging conversation with anyone.
Predeceased in 2007 by her devoted husband of 48 years, Joseph R. Deschenes, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her two sons and daughters-in-law, David A. and Brenda Deschenes of Kingston, Brian J. and Courtney Deschenes of Kingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Jeffrey LeSage of Salisbury, MA. Roberta's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the pride and joy of her life. She also leaves seven grandchildren, Eric LeSage and his wife Bridget, Christopher LeSage and his wife Kimberlee, Michael Deschenes, Chelsie Jalbert and her husband Matt, Mackenzie Deschenes, Savannah Deschenes, and Graycie Deschenes; three great-grandchildren, Molly and Max LeSage and Wesley LeSage and she was eagerly awaiting the birth of her fourth great grandchild. She was predeceased by brothers, Robert Willey, George Willey and Richard Willey; and sisters, Eleanor Senechal, Margaret Michaud, Helen Carlson and Pearl Willey.
A graveside service will be held in Union Cemetery in the Spring under the direction of Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, NH. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Way, Memphis, TN. To send a message of condolence to the family or to share a cherished memory, please visit brooksidechapelfh.com.
16 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
West Newbury - Bill Stasiowski, 83, of West Newbury, MA, and Newton, NH, died peacefully on January 7, 2022. Bill was born in Fall River, MA, and raised in Melrose, MA. He graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Information Sciences and served proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years. Bill spent his career in High Tech with 18 years with IBM in executive positions and then a number of years as CEO of several computer companies. Bill was an avid weight lifter and could be found in the gym daily from the age of 14. His hobbies were varied including his love of Belgian horses and horse pulling. He is survived by his life partner of 37 years, Anne Myers of West Newbury, MA, and his two Belgian horses, Ben and Tony.
Bill will be buried in the family plot in Reading, MA, at a later date. All services are private. For online guest book visit www.johnbdouglassfuneralhome.com.
16 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - Richard A. Noseworthy, age 81, of Newburyport, former longtime Amesbury resident, passed peacefully at his home, Friday afternoon, January 14, 2022, in the loving presence of his family.
Born in Everett, February 8, 1940, he was one of two sons of the late James and Emily M. (Brown) Noseworthy and was a graduate of Malden High School.
Richard was a proud veteran, having served with the United States Air Force from November 4, 1958 until his honorable discharge on October 39, 1962 with the rank of A1C.
Richard was a lifelong member of Local Union 4, Elevator Construction & Mechanic.
Richard was an avid collector of diecast military models and a history buff. Richard never met an animal he didn't love...including any bug in the house that he would make sure made it outdoors to survive. He was a born entertainer who always made everyone laugh and smile. His dancing skills even earned him a trophy at a father-daughter dance with his daughter Sue. His work ethic was nothing short of extraordinary, and he was able to pass that on to his son Rich as they worked side by side at Schindler Elevator when Rich was first starting out in the business. If you ever visited the Noseworthy home, you would be greeted by a variety of music styles. From the 50's to hip hop, Dick would be dancing in the kitchen showing everyone his dance moves.
When it came to family, there was nothing more important. Dick and Nancy met when they were 12 & 15 years old, and have been inseparable ever since. Together they created many special memories with their three children. They traveled to many places, but they have special memories of their trip to the Kancamagus. As time went on, Dick and Nancy traveled abroad and saw many countries around the world. One memorable trip was when they went to Scotland to see where Dick was stationed in the Air Force.
His three grandchildren were the light of his life. As a young girl, Vanessa coined his new favorite title of "Bubba". Jasmine and Kalan were born later and his new favorite hobby became spending time with them. He and Vanessa shared a love for collecting different toys, history and the decades. He spent many of their visits talking about World War II. For Jasmine, it was Bubba's voice that made her feel so happy and safe. He enjoyed traveling to see her compete in her cross country meets in New York and Jasmine would say that he was one of the smartest people she has ever known. Kalan will remember how comforted he was by the smell of Bubba's cologne, his knowledge of history and especially proud to compete in his sporting events when Bubba was in the stands.
He leaves behind a lifetime of wonderful memories to his wife of 57 years, Nancy J. (Williams) Noseworthy of Newburyport; his son, Richard A. Noseworthy and wife Bethany of Salisbury; his daughter, Susan Noseworthy Roberts of Schenectady, NY; his beloved grandchildren, Vanessa R. Roberts, Jasmine O. Roberts and Kalan R. Noseworthy; his brother, John Noseworthy of Bedford, NH; along with extended family and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his daughter, Donna J. Noseworthy Arthur, who passed on December 29, 2015.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, immediately followed by services at 6 p.m. A private burial will take place in Spring, 2022, at Union Cemetery, Amesbury.