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Obituaries

Obituaries
  • Priscilla F. (Eaton) Leonard, 100

    Plum Island, Newbury — Priscilla F. (Eaton) Leonard, 100, wife of the late Byrl D. Leonard, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2014. Daughter of the late Fred E. and Mildred E. (Hadley) Eaton, Priscilla was born in Boston on September 4, 1913. After graduating from high school, she went on to train as a Registered Nurse at Children’s Hospital, Boston. During WWII, she served as a nurse in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, working in front line hospitals in England, France and Wales.

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    Jul 7, 2014 1 Photo
  • Helen L. Moore, 82

    Seabrook, NH — Helen L. (Welch) Moore, 82, of Seabrook, died Thursday, July 3, 2014 at her home, surrounded by loving family.

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    Jul 5, 2014
  • Laura T. (Demers) Dellwo, 67

    Groveland — Laura T. (Demers) Dellwo, 67, of Groveland, Mass., passed away June 28, at Chase Point, Bristol, Maine, after a brave battle with cancer.

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    Jul 4, 2014 1 Photo
  • Pauline S. Comora, 89

    Newburyport — Pauline S. (Miszkiel) Comora, 89, of Newburyport, died Saturday at Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport.

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    Jul 3, 2014 1 Photo
  • Philip E. Drolet, 73

    Merrimac, MA — Philip E. Drolet, longtime Merrimac resident, died peacefully Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Maplewood Care Center in Amesbury.

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    Jul 3, 2014
  • Olga M. Pierce, 87

    Newburyport — Olga Margo (Pimentel) Pierce, 87, of Newburyport, died Monday afternoon, June 30, 2014, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

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    Jul 2, 2014 1 Photo
  • Vivian D. Marland

    Seabrook, NH — Vivian D. (Corliss) Marland, 80, of Seabrook, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Massachusetts General Hospital, with her loving daughter by her side.

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    Jul 2, 2014 1 Photo
  • Richard Zelinski, 56

    Haverhill, MA — Richard Zelinski, 56, of Haverhill, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 22. Richard was born in Jersey City, N.J., and was the son of Nancy Newton and Walter Zelinski. He enlisted in the United States Army, where he was stationed in Giesen, Germany, and later enlisted in the National Guard. Richard worked for many years at Kevlin Corp./Cobham Defense Systems as a test lab supervisor. In his free time, he enjoyed martial arts, SCUBA diving, working out in the early morning hours, but most of all playing tennis at Cedardale, where he was a member. He was a committed father, who deeply loved his family and firmly believed in the dignity of labor. He will be terribly missed.

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    Jul 1, 2014 1 Photo
  • Margaret "Peggy" (Donlan) Gnoza, 89

    Danvers and Georgetown — Margaret "Peggy" (Donlan) Gnoza, of Danvers and Georgetown, Mass., passed on June 25, 2014. She was the widow of Thomas P. Gnoza Sr.; beloved mother of Thomas Gnoza and his wife, Arlene, Susan Russell and her husband, Dave, Robert Gnoza and his wife, Debbie, John Gnoza and his wife, Vickie, Jill (Jackie) Benas and her husband, George, Mary Smith and and her husband, Charles, Gregory Gnoza and his wife, Judy, and Jeffrey Gnoza; Nana of Jessica, Matthew, Michael, Jackie, Melissa, Manny, Jo-Anna, Andrew, Zachary, Kevin, Courtney, Megan, and Allyson; as well as great-grandmother of 10. She is also survived by two sisters, Genevieve McCoole and Geraldine Robbins Chace. She was predeceased by her siblings, Mary, Martin, Robert, John, and Helen.

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    Jun 30, 2014 1 Photo
  • Victoria S. Kozazcki, 86

    Newbury — Victoria S. Kozazcki, 86, of Newbury, a longtime resident of Ipswich, died early Saturday morning, June 28, 2014, at Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport. She was the wife of the late Mitchell Kozazcki.

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    Jun 30, 2014 1 Photo
  • Gaylee Leavitt MacGregor

    Newburyport, MA — Gaylee Leavitt MacGregor, 79, of Newburyport, died on June 3, 2014 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, N.H. In March of 2014, she was admitted to Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, for circulatory issues in her legs. After complications from respiratory concerns and ongoing stays at both hospitals, Gaylee passed peacefully with both her son-in-law and her daughter at her side.

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    Jun 28, 2014 1 Photo
  • George W. Balesta Jr., 45

    Byfield, MA — George W. Baletsa, Jr., age 45, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, while vacationing with his family and friends on a Florida beach. George’s last days were spent doing what he loved most - entertaining family and friends and playing with his children on the beach. Born in Saugus on July 16, 1968, George will be forever remembered by his wife, Linda; his children, Adam, Brandon and Chase, his mother, Judy (Mahan-Baletsa) Oliva; his sister, Christina (Baletsa) Roffman and nephew Bailey Roffman. He was the son of the late George Baletsa. George cherished his time with his children, family and friends. George will be forever remembered by his numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, extended family and dear friends. George was a graduate of Northeastern University, receiving his B.S. in Business Management in June 1995 and his Executive M.B.A. in June 2000.

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    Jun 28, 2014 1 Photo
  • Brett W. Warner, 53

    Seabrook, NH — Brett W. Warner, 53, of Seabrook, N.H., and formerly of Georgetown, passed away suddenly at his home on Monday, June 23, 2014.

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    Jun 25, 2014 1 Photo
  • Marilyn A. Chase, 85

    Exeter, N.H. — Marilyn A. Chase, 85, died June 23, 2014, at Rockingham County Nursing Home in Brentwood, N.H., after a period of declining health.

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    Jun 25, 2014
  • Melissa J. (Joubert) Personeni, 54

    South Berwick, ME — Melissa J. (Joubert) Personeni, 54, of Meadow Lane, passed away suddenly on Friday June 20, 2014, at her home, after battling multiple medical issues over the last 10 years.

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    Jun 25, 2014 1 Photo
  • Harold J. Greene, 86

    Pompano Beach, FL — Harold J. Greene of Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Georgetown, Mass., passed away peacefully on Monday, June 23. Harold was a graduate of Bentley College and a longtime employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where he held many different positions. He served in the State House under Gov. Francis Sargent, and retired as the Department of Conservation and Recreation Deputy Commissioner in 1986.

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    Jun 24, 2014 1 Photo
  • Isaac Brian Turcotte

    Merrimac, MA — Isaac Brian Turcotte came into this world on February 28, 2013, and passed peacefully in the arms of his parents on June 14, 2014, following a sudden seizure event. Isaac knew nothing but love and laughter during his lifetime. He demonstrated, by spreading joy to everyone who met him, that short lives can be meaningful lives.

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    Jun 24, 2014 1 Photo
  • Phyllis (Woodman) Bourbeau Kelley, 94

    Newburyport — Phyllis (Woodman) Bourbeau Kelley, 94, of Newburyport, passed away Saturday, June 21, at Port Health Care, surrounded by her loving family.

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    Jun 24, 2014 1 Photo
  • Raymond Poor Sunman

    Newbury, MA — Raymond Sunman Poor, 107, longtime and also oldest resident of Newbury, died peacefully Friday morning, June 6, 2014, at Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, formerly Brigham Manor Nursing Home, Newburyport. He was the devoted husband of the late Lorel C. (Childers) Poor, who died January 18, 2009.

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    Jun 24, 2014
  • George A. Higgins Jr., 90

    Georgetown — George A. Higgins Jr., 90, of Georgetown, passed away Friday, June 20, surrounded by his family at his home in Georgetown. He was the son of George A. Higgins Sr. and Lena (Amero) Higgins, and for 63 years, the husband of Ruth (Jensen) Higgins, who passed away in 2009.

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    Jun 23, 2014 1 Photo
  • Harvey Karll, 68

    Ipswich — Harvey Karll, loving husband to Patricia and amazing father to Amanda, passed away peacefully on June 21, after a long battle with cancer.

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    Jun 23, 2014
  • Janet E. (Mleczko) Eaton

    Salisbury, MA — Janet E. (Mleczko) Eaton, 69, longtime Salisbury resident, died early Saturday morning, June 21, 2014, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, surrounded by the family she loved so much.

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    Jun 23, 2014 1 Photo
  • Clayton Souther, 49

    Portsmouth, NH — Clayton C. Souther Jr., 49, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, after a sudden illness.

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    Jun 21, 2014
  • David Murison, 76

    Newburyport, MA — David Robert Murison, 76, of Newburyport, Mass., passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, from complications of melanoma.

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    Jun 20, 2014 1 Photo
  • David T. Philbrick, 53

    Newington, NH — David T. Philbrick, 53, of Newington, died peacefully Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at his home, with loving family by his side.

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    Jun 20, 2014 1 Photo
  • 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

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