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Obituaries

Obituaries
  • Heather Lynn (Hartnett) Vermillion

    Orlando, FL — Heather Lynn Hartnett Vermillion, 44, of Orlando, Florida, died on February 17, 2014, after a brief illness, with her husband, Larry, at her side. She was the daughter of Raymond F. Hartnett Jr. of Westport, MA and the late Martha (Raleigh) Bergeron, and stepdaughter of the late John Bergeron.

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    Feb 20, 2014 1 Photo
  • Dick Porter Stanley

    Salisbury, MA — Dick Porter Stanley, 62, longtime Salisbury resident, died on Thursday afternoon, February 13, 2014, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of 34 years of Debera J. (Brown) Stanley.

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    Feb 19, 2014
  • Brian W. Robinson, 48

    Manassas, VA — United States Coast Guard Commander Brian W. Robinson, 48, passed away on February 14, 2014, at his home in Manassas, Va. He served on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard as a JAG officer, and had served in the Washington, D.C. area in a number of assignments, including Coast Guard Headquarters, Quantico, Charlottesville, and the State Department, since being commissioned as an officer in February 2004. He volunteered for duty in Afghanistan and served there as a legal trainer during 2010.

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    Feb 18, 2014
  • Jerry Skaff, 89

    Haverhill, MA — Jerry Skaff, 89, died on Saturday, February 15, at Country Center Rehabilitation in Newburyport, Mass. He was the beloved husband of Lois (Karelitz) Skaff, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.

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    Feb 18, 2014 1 Photo
  • Lewis A. Morton Jr., 78

    Seabrook, NH — Lewis A. Morton, longtime Amesbury resident, passed away early Monday morning at the Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. He was born in Amesbury, and was the son of the late Lewis Sr. and Ethel (Turgeon) Morton.

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    Feb 18, 2014
  • Mary B. (Broyer) Vallee, 97

    Newburyport — Mary B. (Broyer) Vallee, 97, a lifelong resident of Newburyport, died on Saturday February 15, 2014, at Country Center for Health and Rehabilitation. She was born in Newburyport on October 1, 1916, to the late Louis and Fannie (Drew) Broyer. She was a graduate of Newburyport High School.

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    Feb 18, 2014
  • Jo-Ann Mary (Vassil) Bertone

    Amesbury, MA — Jo-Ann Mary (Vassil) Bertone, 63, of Amesbury, died on Wednesday morning, February 12, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family.

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    Feb 17, 2014 1 Photo
  • Lawrence T. Small, 73

    Seabrook, NH — Lawrence T. “Larry” Small, 73, of Seabrook, died on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at Exeter Hospital, after a sudden illness.

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    Feb 17, 2014
  • Dale T. Young, 68

    E. Kingston, NH — Dale Thornton Young of East Kingston, N.H., former longtime Amesbury resident, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2014, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. He was 68 years old. His death followed an 8 year long battle with leukemia. He was the son of the late Olive G. and Dale T. Young. Mr. Young was born in Newbury, England and came to the U.S. as an infant with his mother to reunite with his father who had returned to the U.S. after WWII.

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    Feb 14, 2014 1 Photo
  • Daniel Dockrell Lappin

    Rowley, MA — Daniel Dockrell Lappin, age 70, of Rowley, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, after a valiant struggle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Donna (Modra) Lappin of 45 years.

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    Feb 14, 2014
  • Diane M. Burke, 62

    AMESBURY — Diane M. (Thomas) Burke, 62, of Amesbury, formerly of Salem, died Tuesday evening, February 11, 2014, at the Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, with her family at her side.

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    Feb 14, 2014 1 Photo
  • Fletcher S. Carter, 83

    Bradford — Fletcher (Fletch) Sherman Carter, 83, of Bradford, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at Merrimack Valley Hospice.

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    Feb 14, 2014 1 Photo
  • John J. Ludwick, Jr., 79

    Hampton, NH — John Ludwick of Hampton, N.H., formerly of Amesbury, Mass., passed away peacefully at Exeter Hospital on February 9, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 59 years of marriage, Betty Ludwick.

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    Feb 14, 2014 1 Photo
  • Marion Esther (Brush) Main

    Amesbury, MA — Marion Esther (Brush) Main, of Amesbury, passed away peacefully at Haverhill Crossings, Haverhill. She was born in Fairfax, Vermont, and was the daughter of the late Wesley Norton Brush and Lelia Belle (Griffin) Brush. She was married to the late Harland I. Main for 65 years. After graduating from Hillsborough High School, NH, she worked at the American Guernsey Cattle Club in Peterborough, NH.

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    Feb 14, 2014 1 Photo
  • Natalie G. (Merritt) Dunn

    Haverhill, MA — Natalie G. (Merritt) Dunn, age 92, longtime Salisbury resident, died Tuesday afternoon, February 11, 2014, at The Oxford in Haverhill, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Chester Morse Dunn, who died October 14, 2007, and to whom she had been married 66 years.

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    Feb 14, 2014 1 Photo
  • Paul K. Morris, 65

    Salisbury — Paul K. Morris, 65, of Salisbury, passed away Monday, February 3, at the Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport.

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    Feb 14, 2014
  • Stephen J. Mills, Jr., 33

    Newburyport — Stephen J. Mills Jr., 33, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. He was born in Newburyport on June 24, 1980, to Donna and Stephen Mills of Newbury. Stephen was a 1998 graduate of Triton High School and was employed as a Web Designer at the time of his death. Stephen loved spending time on Plum Island and had many fond memories of his times there.

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    Feb 14, 2014 1 Photo
  • Vera May (Chase) Dow

    Milton, VT — Vera May (Chase) Dow, past president of the Rebekah Assembly, I.O.O.F. 1974 State of Massachusetts and member of United Rebekah Lodge #13, passed away on February 4, 2014, at the home of her daughter-in-law, Pamela Dow of Milton, Vermont.

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    Feb 14, 2014
  • Betty Bronk, 85

    Seabrook, NH — Betty Bronk, 85, of Seabrook, died Friday, February 7, 2014, at Exeter Hospital.

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    Feb 13, 2014
  • Katherine A. Sferrazza, 64

    Amesbury, MA — Katherine Sferrazza, formerly of Danvers, passed away unexpectedly on Monday at Beverly Hospital. She was born in Danvers, and was the daughter of the late George and Florence Oster. She was the wife of the late John L. Sferrazza, who passed away in 2010.

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    Feb 12, 2014
  • Sharalyn Gayle (Roberts) Davis

    Newburyport, MA — Sharalyn Gayle (Roberts) Davis, 78, of Newburyport, died on Friday, February 7, 2014, at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard W. Davis, who died April 15, 2007.

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    Feb 12, 2014 1 Photo
  • Ellen M. Perley, 55

    ROWLEY,MA: — Ellen M. (Barrett) Perley, 55, of Rowley, passed away early on Sunday morning, February 9, 2014, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, after a hard fought battle with breast cancer.

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    Feb 11, 2014 1 Photo
  • Robert A. Bixby

    Merrimac, MA — Robert A. Bixby, 65, a Merrimac resident, passed away early Monday morning, February 10, 2014, at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. He was the beloved husband of 37 years of Nancy (Potter) Bixby.

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    Feb 11, 2014
  • Gerald G. Rowe

    Seabrook, NH — Gerald G. Rowe, 80, of Seabrook, died on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Oceanside Skilled Nursing Center in Hampton.

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    Feb 10, 2014
  • Russell E. Laste, 43

    MASSACHUSETTS — Warmly known as Russ, or Rusty by many who knew him, he passed away in August of 2013. Russ enjoyed countless adventures and experiences in his years on this earth, the greatest of which was being a father and friend to Mason. He loved his son more than anything in this life.

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    Feb 10, 2014 1 Photo
  • Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Landry, 56

    MERCER, MAINE — Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Landry, 56, of Mercer, Maine and formerly of Massachusetts, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Maine General Hospital in Augusta, Maine. She gave support readily and steadily to the love of her life, David Doane of Mercer, Maine, to which she gave all she had, “I did it my way.”

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    Feb 8, 2014
  • Stephen Brenden Quinn

    Flagstaff, AZ — Stephen Brenden Quinn, age 26, of Flagstaff, Arizona, died tragically in a car accident outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. The beloved son of Peter and Carol (Gibson) Quinn of Newburyport, he was born in Haverhill on August 12, 1987, and was a graduate of Newburyport High School, Class of 2005 and Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Stephen was on his way back home to live with his family for a while, and to reconnect with friends and be close to loved ones, especially his beloved “Grandma.”

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    Feb 8, 2014 1 Photo
  • Antoinette Silvey

    Amesbury — Antoinette “Toni” “Toto” Silvey, of Amesbury, MA, recently diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, unapologetically cut the line into Heaven, while rocking color-coordinated pajamas to the tunes of Bob Dylan, just as the sun rose on January 31, 2014. She died peacefully—with serenity, grace and anticipatory excitement - in the loving arms of her sister. Born in Boston, on June 3, 1978 (not really), Toni was the daughter of the late Mary Difonzo Itturralde and Benny Debellis. She grew up in Revere and credited her devoted sister, Marianna Parker Lozzi of Sebastian, FL and her brother, Frank Bettencourt of Salisbury, MA with raising her. Feel free to blame them for any mistakes she made in life. Toni’s son, John, is her Forever Valentine; her daughter, Jaclyn, she loves to Infinity. God blessed “Nana Toni” with beautiful grandchildren, Lillyana, Isabella, Giovanni, and Mia-Grace. Toni is survived by her dear friend and bonus daughter, Tara Silvey; younger brothers, Ernest, Salvatore and Trinidad Itturralde; Hal and Scarlett Hernandez and enough aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws, outlaws, exes, whys, adoptees and cousins to create much Italian drama over who loved Toni most. She was predeceased by her dear friend, Ronnie Kontz. Remembered always for her exuberant self-expression, her resilience, her loyalty, her faith and her fierce independence, Toni will be truly missed by an entire fellowship of friends with whom she shared experience, strength and hope.

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    Feb 7, 2014
  • Dorothy G. (Whitcomb) Thurlow

    West Newbury, MA — Dorothy G. (Whitcomb) Thurlow, longtime West Newbury resident, passed to Spirit February 5, 2014, after a long and courageous battle at Kindred Health Care Center in Peabody.

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    Feb 7, 2014
  • Edward Perry (Ned) Harding, 90

    Brunswick, ME — Edward (Ned) Perry Harding of Brunswick and Georgetown Island, Maine, died February 2, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, surrounded by his family. Born in Boston in 1923, the sixth of seven children of Francis Austin Harding and Dorothy Sherburne Warner, Ned attended Dexter School in Brookline and Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University, class of 1945.

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    Feb 7, 2014 1 Photo

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