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Obituaries

Obituaries
  • Stanley Deorocki, 96

    Newburyport — Stanley Deorocki, 96, a lifelong resident of Newburyport, died on Sunday morning, April 6, 2014, at the Maplewood Center in Amesbury. Stanley was the son of the late Frank and Sophie (Michon) Deorocki. He was born in Newburyport on January 15, 1918. Educated in the Newburyport School System, Stanley enlisted in the Army in May of 1942, and served our country proudly during WWII in North Africa, Corsica, Italy, France, Germany, and Austria. Following his honorable discharge in 1945, he was employed by various shoe companies in the area, the last being Stride Rite Shoe in Newburyport. Stanley was an avid Red Sox fan, and enjoyed his scratch tickets.

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    Apr 8, 2014
  • John J. Bartley Jr., 87

    Watertown, MA — John J. Bartley Jr. died peacefully. surrounded by his family. on April 3, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 20, 1926, in Amesbury, Mass., to John J. Sr. and Mary Ellen (Greeley). He graduated from Amesbury High School in 1944, and left for the Navy the following day, having secured his parent’s permission to enlist at the young age of 17. He served in WWII, working on airplane engines as did his father before him in World War I. After the war, he enrolled at Tufts University and completed his civil engineering degree at Northeastern University. John was a devoted husband to Anne (Colpoys) Bartley, his wife of 62 years, until her death last December, and a loving father to his three children. He is survived by Suzin Bartley and her husband, Chris Navin of Milton, John C. Bartley of Watertown, and Anne Reddington and her husband, Michael Reddington of Milton. John deeply treasured his seven grandchildren, Brian Navin of Dorchester, Paul Bartley-Navin of Milton, Matthew Bartley of Waltham, Tyler Bartley of Watertown, Julia Reddington of New York City, and Bartley Reddington and John Reddington of Milton.

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    Apr 7, 2014 1 Photo
  • Rev. Thomas F. Farley, 80

    Haverhill — Reverend Thomas F. Farley, formerly of Gouldsboro, Maine, and a Roman Catholic Priest with the Archdiocese of Maine, passed away after a period of declining health, on April 5, 2014, in Haverhill, Mass. He was 80 years old.

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    Apr 7, 2014 1 Photo
  • Robert Bailey

    Haverhill, MA — Robert D. Bailey, 82, died on April 5, 2014, at The Oxford Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center in Haverhill, Mass. He was born in Haverhill on August 31, 1931, and was the son of the late Robert D. Bailey and Elsie Nolan.

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    Apr 7, 2014 1 Photo
  • Judith A. (Hudson) Beaulieu

    Newburyport, MA — Judith A. (Hudson) Beaulieu, 74, of Newburyport, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. She was the wife of the late Ernest J. Beaulieu.

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    Apr 5, 2014 1 Photo
  • Richard Clayton Bursaw, 86

    Stuart, FL — Richard C. Bursaw, 86, passed away March 20, 2014, in Stuart, FL. Dick was born in Brockton, MA, resided in Newbury, MA for 22 years and had been a resident of Hobe Sound, FL for the past 22 years.

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    Apr 5, 2014 1 Photo
  • Robert H. DeLong Jr., 68

    Amesbury, MA — Robert H. DeLong Jr., a lifelong Amesbury resident, passed away at Lahey Clinic in Burlington after a brief illness. He was born in Amesbury and was the son of the late Robert Sr. and Marie (April) Delong. He was the husband of the late Shirley (Leonard) DeLong who passed away in 2001.

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    Apr 5, 2014 1 Photo
  • Cathy C. Habeeb-Sheehan

    Boxford, MA — Cathy Christine Habeeb-Sheehan, 44, of Boxford, formerly of Merrimac, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Cambridge with her husband, Timothy P. Sheehan, and family by her side. She suffered bravely a long battle with Acute Myloid Leukemia and was a patient at Dana Farber, Boston, MA.

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    Apr 4, 2014
  • Cecilia (Roche) Azzarito, 86

    Newburyport — Cecilia (Roche) Azzarito, 86, a lifelong resident of Newburyport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Joseph Azzarito, who passed in January 2006; they were married for 52 years.

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    Apr 4, 2014
  • Neal A. Ernstrom

    Newburyport — Neal A. Ernstrom, an award winning New England news photographer, a graduate of Triton Regional High School and Westfield State College and lifetime resident of the Newburyport area, passed away suddenly last Thursday. He was 37.

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    Apr 4, 2014 1 Photo
  • Rogerio Silva Pereira

    Seabrook, NH — Mr. Rogerio Silva Pereira, age 63, of Seabrook, NH, died Wednesday night in Lahey Clinic Burlington after a lengthy illness. He was the beloved husband of Maria F. (Rosa) Pereira, with whom he shared 39 years of marriage.

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    Apr 4, 2014 1 Photo
  • George H. Collins

    Haverhill, MA — George Collins passed away unexpectedly at his home in Bradford on Sunday, March 30, 2014.

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    Apr 3, 2014
  • Robert Clark Walton

    Amesbury, MA — Robert Clark Walton, 93, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. He was the husband of the late Evelyn (Reilly) Walton, who died in 2007. Born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on January 9, 1921, he was the son of the late Kendrick and Madeleine (Clark) Walton.

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    Apr 3, 2014 1 Photo
  • Thomas James McGrath III, 87

    Peabody — Thomas James McGrath, III, 87, loving husband of Rose Papanickolas-McGrath of Peabody, Massachusetts, died Sunday, March 30, in the presence of his wife and family at the Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, FL after a 38 day illness.

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    Apr 3, 2014 1 Photo
  • Daniel S. Lynch, 102

    Newburyport — Daniel S. Lynch, 102, lifelong resident of Newburyport, Mass., died on March 29, 2014, in Exeter, N.H. He was the son of the late Patrick and Hannah (Healey) Lynch. He attended St. Margaret’s School, Immaculate Conception School, Newburyport High School, and Burdett College. He was a devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Parish and a Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #231.

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    Apr 1, 2014
  • Leonard 'Skip' Whitmore

    Newburyport, MA — On March 30, 2014, the Saints Came Marching In for Leonard "Skip" Whitmore, 81, who died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Skip was the husband of Jane (Jendraszek) Whitmore.

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    Apr 1, 2014 1 Photo
  • Cathryn Lutner, 67

    Hampton, NH — Cathryn Sue (Owens) Lutner, 67, died at her home with her family by her side, on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Eldest of seven children, she was born and raised in Reseda, Calif., and always considered herself one of the original Valley girls. She attended the University of San Francisco and was part of their first-ever women’s class, graduating from its College of Nursing in 1968. Cathy then joined the Navy, a part of her life she thoroughly enjoyed, where she was stationed at the Chelsea Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass. While serving as a nurse, she met a young doctor, whom she married, settling first in Newburyport, Mass., and later Hampton Falls, N.H. The young couple had two children, Sam and Deborah. In her years at home, Cathy was very involved with elementary school activities, serving as president of the PTA for several years.

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    Mar 31, 2014
  • Charles Almon Gove Sr.

    Merrimac, MA — Charles Almon Gove Sr., 92, a longtime Merrimac resident, died on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was the husband of the late Marion I. (Worcester) Gove, who died in 2009.

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    Mar 31, 2014
  • John Babine, 63

    Reading, MA — John T. Babine, of Reading, died at his home on March 23, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Linda S. (Nemerowski) Babine; devoted father of Jennifer Peznola and her husband, Bob, of Methuen, Erica Hurley and her husband, Jeff, of San Diego, Calif., Melissa Richards and her husband, Mark, of Andover, and Michael Walter and his wife, Cindy, of Easton; cherished son of Norma (Talbot) Freije of Newburyport; and loving grandfather of Jack, Giovanna, Tyler, Shane, Max, Stella, Wes, Winnie, Alexandra, Ben, and Leo.

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    Mar 31, 2014
  • Barbara (Hutchinson) Merritt

    Newburyport, MA — Barbara Merritt, a longtime resident of Newburyport, MA, passed away Tuesday afternoon at Anna Jaques Hospital following a brief illness.

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    Mar 28, 2014 1 Photo
  • Barbara A. Malonson

    Haverhill — Barbara A. (Beherrell) Malonson, 77, formerly of Lynnfield and Plum Island, fell asleep in death on March 25, 2014.

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    Mar 28, 2014 1 Photo
  • Jean Margaret Mona Reiss, 91

    Newburyport, MA — Jean Margaret Mona (Halkerston) Reiss died in Newburyport, MA, March 22, 2014. Born in 1922, Kew Gardens, England, she was the daughter of Dorothy (Kermode, b. 1889 Tasmania) and Donald Mackenzie Halkerston (b. 1890 Scotland).

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    Mar 28, 2014
  • Mary E. "Betty" Sleeper, 78

    Seabrook, NH — Mary E. “Betty” Sleeper, 78, of Seabrook, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, after a long illness.

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    Mar 28, 2014
  • Gail Tufts, 64

    Salisbury, MA — Gail A. Tufts, of Salisbury, died March 15, 2014.

    Gail graduated from Jeanne D’Arc Academy in Milton, MA and later attended the University of New Hampshire where she received her bachelors degree. She worked for Carlson Real Estate and Remax Realty as a realtor for 30 years. Gail was an avid animal lover, especially for her beloved Shelby and Bo. Her main passion was spending time with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed.

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    Mar 27, 2014 1 Photo
  • Agnes Meehan, 85

    Rowley, MA — Agnes I. “Aggie” (Mahoney) Meehan passed away at the Masconomet Healthcare Facility in Topsfield on March 22, 2014. She was 85 years of age. Mrs. Meehan was born in Chelsea on July 19, 1928, to the late Joseph and Mary (Lynn) Meehan. She was raised in Chelsea, graduated from Mt. St. Joseph Academy, and then from Chelsea Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Aggie was a proud and dedicated registered nurse for over 60 years. Mrs. Meehan started out working as a supervisor in the obstetrics department at Chelsea Memorial Hospital for several years, and then worked as a charge nurse at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for 25 years. Aggie enjoyed working, and loved spending time with her family, especially on York Beach in York, Maine. She was an amazing cook and had a wonderful sense of humor. Agnes was the beloved wife of 62 years to Albert E. “Al” Meehan; loving mother of Thomas K. Meehan and his wife, Lisa, of Duxbury, Mary-Lynn Lawless and her fiancé Dave Harrell of Rowley, Robert J. Meehan of Gloucester, Susanne L. Meehan of Virginia, and Jennifer A. Will and her husband, Jack, of Franklin; proud grandmother of Timothy, Meghan, Thomas, Courtney, Amy, Katelyn, Kevin, Sean, Andrew, Connor, and Dennis; cherished great-grandmother of Grey, Benjamin, Charlotte, Ryan, Stella Rose, William, and Tony “LT.”

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    Mar 26, 2014 1 Photo
  • Daniel Babbin, 63

    Exeter, NH — Daniel C. Babbin, 63, of Exeter, died on March 21, 2014, at his home.

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  • Frank E. Miller

    Newburyport, MA — Frank E. Miller, 90, lifelong resident of Newburyport, died peacefully at Portsmouth Regional Hospital on Monday evening, surrounded by his loving family.

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    Mar 26, 2014 1 Photo
  • Irene Carrine Richard, 84

    Newburyport — Irene C. (Gagne) Richard, 84, wife of the late Clifford Richard, formerly of Jefferson Ave., Salem, died on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at the Port Health Care Center, Newburyport, following a long illness.

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    Mar 26, 2014 1 Photo
  • Mary M. (Straus) Walsh, 76

    Merrimac — Mary M. (Straus) Walsh, 76, of Merrimac, died on Sunday, March 23, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, after a lengthy illness.

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    Mar 26, 2014
  • Richard Siebert, 65

    Byfield — Richard Siebert of Byfield, passed away on March 23, 2014, after a long and heroic battle with cancer. Born on September 21, 1948, in Cambridge, Mass., he was the son of Eileen (Fitzgerald) Siebert of York, Maine, and the late Robert D. Siebert II. He was a proud member of the Chelmsford High School Class of 1966. In 2010, he was honored to be inducted into the CHS Hall of Fame. He was a 1998 Bachelor of Science and 2000 Master of Science graduate of Western New England College.

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    Mar 26, 2014 1 Photo

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