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Obituaries

Obituaries
  • Frederick M. Hopper, 64

    Epping, NH — Frederick Michael Hopper, of Epping, N.H., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Predeceased by his wife, Alice Hopper, he is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Joann Peatfield; daughters, Shay Belair and Jayne Pond; sons-in-law, Adam Belair and James Pond; mother, Arlene Hopper; father and stepmother, Frederick S. and Barbara Hopper; siblings, Susan Hardy, Stephan Hopper, Scott Hopper, and Sherri Chagnon; grandsons, Benjamin Belair, Jonathan Belair and Jackson Pond; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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    Jun 19, 2014 1 Photo
  • Irene E. (Shea) Goodwin

    Newburyport, MA — Irene E. (Shea) Goodwin, age 92, lifelong Newburyport resident, passed peacefully at Port Healthcare Center in Newburyport, on Feb. 20, 2014. Born in Newburyport, Dec. 11, 1921, she was one of seven children of the late Patrick and Lillian (Blanchard) Shea and had attended Newburyport schools.

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    Jun 19, 2014
  • John Devlin Jr., 70

    Tyaskin, MD — John S. Devlin Jr., 70, of Tyaskin, Md., passed away suddenly on June 15, 2014. Born April 4, 1944, in Englewood, N.J., he was the son of the late Angela P. Hammond and Johns S. Devlin Sr.

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    Jun 18, 2014 1 Photo
  • Carol Ann (Furlong) Young

    Newburyport, MA — Carol Ann (Furlong) Young, 86, of Newburyport and formerly of Andover, died Thursday, January 2, 2014, at Anna Jaques Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth Howard Young, who died December 27, 2002.

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    Jun 17, 2014
  • John A. LaPierre, 80

    Newburyport — John A. LaPierre, 80, of Newburyport, died June 15, 2014, in Newburyport, after a short illness. John was born in Haverhill, Mass., on October 25, 1933, to the late Urbain and Mary (Hardiman) LaPierre. He graduated from St. James High School in Haverhill, Class of 1951. He served with the U.S. Army for 3 years in Germany. John worked for 25 years with United Shoe Machinery in Beverly, Mass., and 8 years with Bostik in Middleton, Mass., retiring in 1993.

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    Jun 17, 2014 1 Photo
  • Dorothy (Maurice) Hennessey

    Bradenton, FL — Dorothy (Maurice) Hennessey, of Bradenton, Fla., and former longtime Amesbury resident, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Bradenton, with her loving daughter, Joanne, by her side. She was the wife of the late Arhtur P. Hennessey, who died March 3, 1996.

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    Jun 16, 2014 1 Photo
  • Jasmine Sarah Gillingham, 35

    Newburyport — Loving mother, daughter, sister, friend, Jasmine Sarah Gillingham of Newburyport, passed away suddenly in her home on June 9. She was born in Cambridge, Mass. on July 13, 1978, but lived most of her life in Newburyport. Jasmine graduated from Newburyport High School in 1996 and excelled at track and soccer, on varsity for both. She went on to obtain an Associate degree, majoring in graphic design, from Northern Essex Community College and graduated with high honors. She excelled in the arts and worked for several design firms, including Converse. Jasmine was wonderful with people and most recently worked at Agave Mexican restaurant and loved interacting with the public. She had an infectious smile and great sense of humor.

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    Jun 13, 2014 1 Photo
  • Richard K. Iddings

    Newburyport — Richard K. “Whitey” Iddings, age 88, lifelong Newburyport resident, died Thursday morning at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. He was the husband of 25 years of the late Gertrude (Morrissey) Iddings.

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    Jun 13, 2014 1 Photo
  • William A., Lussier

    Salem — William A. Lussier, age 79, loving husband of Anne “Nancy” (McGrath) Lussier, passed away early Wednesday morning, June 11, 2014, following a long valiant struggle. He was born in Salem, the son of Amie and Sophie (Gorski) Lussier. He was a lifelong resident of Salem. He attended St. John the Baptist Elementary School in Salem and graduated in the class of 1952 from Salem High School. Mr. Lussier was a retired Local 42 Teamster, enjoying long and short term trucking for many years. He also worked as a roofer in the family business, Lussier Roofing Co.

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    Jun 13, 2014
  • Calvin C. Randall, Jr.

    Seabrook, NH — Calvin C. Randall, Jr., 89, of Seabrook, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Mass., after an extended illness.

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    Jun 12, 2014 1 Photo
  • Edna Twombly, 93

    The Villages, FL — Edna M. (Lougee) Twombly, 93, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2014, at Cornerstone Hospice House, in The Villages, Fla. Daughter, Kathy, and son-in-law, Dennis Francoeur, were at her side.

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    Jun 12, 2014
  • John T. Zabriskie

    Venice, Fla. — A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Newburyport, in memory of John T. Zabriskie, who passed in December, 2011. He will be interred in a private ceremony but a Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Father Paul Berube and attended by his wife of 51 years, Billee Zabriskie, his children, their spouses and his grandchildren. Everyone is welcome and there will be a luncheon following the Memorial Mass.

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    Jun 12, 2014
  • Luceille "Midge" Roaf

    Newburyport, MA — Luceille “Midge” (Moore) Roaf, age 81, of Newburyport, died Tuesday morning, June 10, 2014 at Port Healthcare Center in Newburyport, surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of the late Donald R. “Bumpa” Roaf, who died March 7, 2007.

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    Jun 12, 2014 1 Photo
  • Michael Colby Jr., 31

    Amesbury — Michael Colby Jr., 31, a resident of Amesbury, died June 9, 2014. He was born in Danvers, Mass., on Sept. 14, 1982, son of Gale (Fatello) Brunault and the late Michael Colby Sr. Michael was raised in Newburyport and graduated from Newburyport High School in 2001. Following high school, he attended Full Sail University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Arts and Design. Michael was valedictorian in the class of 2008.

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    Jun 12, 2014 1 Photo
  • Rita Davis, 84

    Seabrook, NH — Rita Davis, 84, of Seabrook, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Merrimack Valley Health Center in Amesbury, Mass.

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    Jun 12, 2014 1 Photo
  • Dorothy Miller Ogden, 80

    Williamsburg, VA — Dorothy Miller Ogden, 80, died after a 35-year battle with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. For the last five years, Dorothy has been a virtual quadriplegic, but receiving superb, loving care from the staff of Woodhaven Hall at Williamsburg Landing.

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    Jun 11, 2014
  • Gertrude M. (Fecteau) Jasley

    Merrimac, MA — Gertrude M. (Fecteau) Jasley, 94, died early Monday morning, June 9, 2014, on her 94th birthday, at Maplewood Center in Amesbury, with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Edward C. Jasley, who died February 12, 1999.

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    Jun 11, 2014
  • James Walsh, 80

    ROWLEY, MA — James Walsh, 80, of Rowley, passed away early Sunday morning, June 8, 2014. He was predeceased by his wife, Dolores M. (Cunha) Walsh.

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    Jun 11, 2014 1 Photo
  • Rita Davis, 84

    Seabrook, NH — Rita Davis, 84, of Seabrook, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Merrimack Valley Health Center in Amesbury, Mass.

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    Jun 11, 2014 1 Photo
  • Robert D. McAdams

    HAVERHILL — Robert D. McAdams, 62, of Bedford, Mass., formerly of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Bedford Veterans Hospital after a sudden illness.

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    Jun 10, 2014 1 Photo
  • Claire I. Karampatsos, 89

    Haverhill — Claire (Chatigny) Karampatsos, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully at home on June 6, 2014. She was born in Amesbury on April 18, 1925, and was the daughter of Desire and Ameralise (Dauphinais) Chatigny of Newburyport. She was the wife of the late Ernest “Stacy” Karampatsos of Haverhill, who died in 1975.

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    Jun 9, 2014 1 Photo
  • Alice E. (Gormley) Martino, 96

    Haverhill — Alice Elizabeth (Gormley) Martino, 96, was born March 24, 1918 in Lowell, Mass., raised in Newburyport, Mass. The death of Alice Martino took place only hours after the death her middle child, Janet (Tilton) Finocchiaro, of St. Petersburg, Fla. on June 3, 2014 at 10 p.m. Janet is survived by her husband, Raymond Finocchiaro; a daughter, Donna Marie Welch; and son, Joseph Finocchiaro, both of Flordia; three grandchildren, Sara, Daniel and Josephine. Janet was well-liked and and a seamstress for years in Methuen and North Andover. A team player with her mother, Alice. Janet and Raymond, she lived many years in Methuen, before residing in St. Petersburg, Fla. Alice Elizabeth Martino, 96, died on June 4, 2014 at 3 p.m. Alice’s parents settled in Lowell, which was the original settlement of their great-gandfather’s family, Frederick Marshall Smith Jr., whom was a modified business man within the industry of plumbing. The family would remain there until 1924 before moving back to their parents’ birth place in Newburyport and Newbury. Alice grew up as an energetic child with thoughts of being successful. Her ambitions in Science, English and History were strong. Alice became a Patrol Guard for her class, and a dabbler at science projects, especially astronomy. Alice enjoyed writing stories and history projects with ease. Alice’s favorite aunt was Dorothy (Smith) Sowry, who seemed to be like a second mother to her over the years. Alice was a good student all the way through school within the Newburyport area. Alice always had great expectations for herself and others. She enjoyed speaking out on things, and in later years, she wanted to go to Essex Aggie for some kind of professional schooling for her great sewing talent. Alice soon married Leonard Tilton and her school days ended for a time. They had two loving daughters, Beverly and Janet. Alice became involved as a WPA Worker and her sewing talents soon came out larger than life. Alice took sewing classes and engaged in factory sewing projects and held numerous positions such as making blouses, jackets and, later, that profession brought her towards greater success. Later years, during the early 1950s, Alice was introduced to Henry Joseph Martino of Lawrence and Methuen, families of origin through a longtime friend, Anthony Savinelli, of Lawrence, as well. Henry Joseph Martino was a orchestra leader and Music Ranger within the Greater Lawrence, Boston area, as a performer. They married and soon a daughter, Adelaide Frances Martino was born. Alice later became employed through Economy Cleaners of Lawrence for 15 years, Master Craft Cleaners of North Andover and Andover. Alice created a dress for the Andover Charlie Girls that made her profession blossom as a well-known tailor with the Andovers. Alice went back to school and completed 1.5 years of college at Northern Essex in Haverhill, beginning 1998-1999, first with completing her four-year of high school and graduating May 1988. Her test scores were very high in English and science, which put her over the top. In the fall of 1988, she attended her first year at Northern Essex Community College. Alice had taken second year courses in English, psychology and history. She passed her first year with a B. She completed half a year, until her hearing impairment changed events for graduation. Alice was like a team player with me during my political activity from 1972-1990. She attended political activity with her daughter, Adele, since 1972 as Adele’s career in government and politics began to soar. Alice enjoyed debates with family over party politics as years continued, getting in her feelings, as she was a Democrat, no doubt. Alice grew up with a Republican mother and a Democratic father. Adele got into the act early on as she continued to make waves as her mother, Alice, as her ambitions have continued to ring far and wide. Alice seemed to get involved with another one of Adele’s ambitions in her Pillsbury family history. Alice seemed to become involved in her daughter, Adele’s plight no matter what she was drawn into. Alice was a mother and a friend to her Janet and Alice. Janet was born June 22, 1938, prior to my sister, Beverly Tilton Viel, who died on April 4 2012. Heart broken of her death, born April 13, 1937, both sisters were born in Newburyport. Beverly and her husband, Oscar Viel Jr. resided in Rowland Heights, Calif., before her moving to Colorado. I know that her death as well was sudden and we never got say goodbye to her as well. Her children and grandchildren reside in Colorado, Eileen Marie Viel Anderson, John Viel and David Viel in Florida. Beverly left behind as well her granddaughter, Darlene; and two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Cheyene. Beverly was a woman of many words and ideals. We miss her to this day. Survivors include Adele Martino of Haverhill; and sister, Eileen Hogan of California.

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    Jun 7, 2014 1 Photo
  • Barbara A. Christie, 73

    Amesbury — Barbara A. Christie, 73, of Amesbury, passed away peacefully June 4, 2014 in Methuen.

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  • Richard L. "Rich" Marks

    Byfield, MA — Richard L. "Rich" Marks, age 65, a 22-year resident of Byfield, died Tuesday morning, June 3, 2014, of a heart attack while on his boat on the Parker River in Newbury. He was the beloved husband for 30 years to Lynn Silverstein Marks.

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    Jun 7, 2014
  • Barbara (Ryan) Bridges, 85

    Newburyport — Barbara (Ryan) Bridges, 85, a resident of Newburyport, passed away Tuesday June 3, 2014 at Port Health Care Center under the care of Fidelis Hospice.

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    Jun 5, 2014 1 Photo
  • Cheryl E. (Dunn) Ricker, 62

    ROWLEY — Cheryl E. (Dunn) Ricker, 62, of Rowley, passed away Monday, June 2, at the Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. She was the wife of Roy A. Ricker of Rowley.

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    Jun 5, 2014
  • Horace D. "Bill" Lambert, 94

    Rowley — Horace "Bill" Deland Lambert, 94, of Rowley, Mass., and St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Atkinson, N.H., passed away Sunday at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. He was predeceased by his wives, Nancy (Dodge) Lambert and Charlotte (LeBosquet) Lambert.

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    Jun 5, 2014 1 Photo
  • Horace D. "Bill" Lambert, 94

    Rowley — Horace "Bill" Deland Lambert, 94, of Rowley, Mass., and St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Atkinson, N.H., passed away Sunday at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. He was predeceased by his wives, Nancy (Dodge) Lambert and Charlotte (LeBosquet) Lambert.

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    Jun 4, 2014 1 Photo
  • Mary Jane Cutts

    Newburyport, MA — Mary Jane Cutts, 83, longtime Newburyport resident, died peacefully Friday evening at Merrimack Valley Health Center, formerly Amesbury Village, in Amesbury.

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    Jun 4, 2014
  • Inez Lenore (Niemi) Lund

    Merrimac, MA — Inez Lund passed away March 20, 2014, at the age of 99.

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    Jun 3, 2014

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