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Obituaries

Obituaries
  • 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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    Mar 26, 2014
  • 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
  • William E. Adams

    Groveland — William E. “Bill” Adams, 89, passed away peacefully at his home on March 22, 2014. He was the husband of Virginia (Horton) Adams.

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    Mar 26, 2014 1 Photo
  • Fred J. Schaake Sr., 90

    Hampton, NH — Fred J. Schaake Sr., 90, of Hampton, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 21, 2014, at home.

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    Mar 25, 2014 1 Photo
  • Inez Lenore (Niemi) Lund

    Merrimac, MA — Inez Lenore (Niemi) Lund, 99, former longtime Merrimac resident, passed peacefully on Thursday afternoon, March 20, 2014, at Maplewood Center in Amesbury. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold C. Lund.

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    Mar 25, 2014
  • Louise C. Robinson, 90

    Amesbury, MA — Louise Farren Robinson, widow of Ernest W Robinson of Charleston W.V., passed away at Maplewood Center in Amesbury, Mass., on Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was the daughter of the late John J. Farren of Ireland and Julia V.( Toomey) Farren of Boston. She was born in Boston, and raised in Lynn, Mass., by the late Michael and Margaret (MacIsaac) Dolan.

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    Mar 24, 2014
  • Stephen W. Cunningham

    Newbury, MA — Stephen W. Cunningham, 60, lifelong resident of Scotland Road in Newbury, passed away suddenly early Thursday morning. Steve was the son of the late Richard and Dorothy Cunningham.

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    Mar 24, 2014
  • Alan Wilson Marshall

    Newburyport, MA — Alan Wilson Marshall, age 82, longtime Salisbury resident, died peacefully Saturday evening, March 15, 2014, at Port Healthcare Center in Newburyport.

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    Mar 22, 2014
  • Jacqueline Marie Spyrka, 78

    Newburyport, MA — Jacqueline passed away peacefully on December 21, 2013, at Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers, Mass.

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    Mar 22, 2014
  • Gertrude P. Schreiber, 79

    Brentwood, NH — Gertrude P. Schreiber, 79, formerly of Exeter, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the Rockingham Nursing Home.

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    Mar 21, 2014 1 Photo
  • Joan (Murphy) Colby, 86

    Magnolia — Joan A. (Murphy) Colby, 86, died Wednesday evening, March 19, 2014, at the Rosewood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Peabody. She was the wife of the late Arthur F. Colby, who died in September of 2002. They had shared forty-five years of marriage.

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    Mar 21, 2014 1 Photo
  • Paul Getchell, 74

    Byfield, MA — Paul Lawrence Getchell of Byfield, MA, died Sunday, March 16, after a lengthy illness. He was born February 3, 1940, to Merle Getchell and Harriet (Hunter) Getchell in Danvers, MA. He attended Danvers Public Schools and served in the United States Army. Paul had a long career in the automobile business, starting as a mechanic and later transitioning into a career in new auto sales. He later found his niche selling used cars. Paul Getchell Used Cars was in operation for over 25 years, opening first in Peabody, MA and later moving to Rowley, MA.

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    Mar 21, 2014 1 Photo
  • Albina F. Kelleher, 88

    Virginia — Albina Firliet Kelleher, 88, of Oak Hill, Virginia (formerly of Newburyport), passed peacefully into eternal life Sunday, March 16, 2014, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in West Rutland, Vermont on February 7, 1926, the youngest of John P. Firliet and Mary (Kowalska) Firliet. In 1955, she married Francis Daniel Kelleher of Newburyport, where they made their family home. In recent years, she lived with her daughter and family in Virginia. For over 40 years, she worked in management for The New England Telephone Company, AT&T and Verizon, and immensely enjoyed her retirement years. Throughout her life, she put her family and her Catholic faith first and was a dedicated parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Church in Newburyport. Her passion for life and her good sense of humor will be sorely missed.

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    Mar 20, 2014 1 Photo
  • Margaret Hart, 80

    Newburyport, MA — BYFIELD – Margaret L. (Rogers) Hart, 80, beloved wife of the late Arthur F. Hart and the late Carol Lamont Rogers, passed away peacefully, Sunday, March 16, at the Country Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Newburyport. Margaret was born and raised in Ipswich. She was the daughter of the late Elmer and Lucy (Doucette) Cook.

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    Mar 20, 2014
  • Walter J. Wilkins, 70

    Georgetown — Walter J. Wilkins, 70, died on March 17, 2014, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill after a courageous battle with cancer.

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    Mar 20, 2014 1 Photo
  • Donald H. Chase, 87

    Hampton Falls, NH — Donald H. Chase, 87, of Hampton Falls, died on March 11, 2014, at his home after a brief illness.

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  • Marie E. (Armstrong) Bixby

    Merrimac — Marie E. (Armstrong) Bixby, 73, longtime Merrimac resident, passed into eternal life to be with her beloved boys, Norman, John, Gary, and Michael, in the early morning hours of March 13, 2014.

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    Mar 18, 2014
  • Alberta L. Dow

    Epping, NH — Alberta “Bert” Louise Dow, 68, of Pine & Pond Park in Epping, N.H., died at her home on March 15, 2014, after a lengthy illness.

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    Mar 17, 2014 1 Photo
  • Clifford Allen, 68

    Tampa, FL — Clifford “Cliff” Peter Allen, 68, of Massachusetts and Andover, England, died unexpectedly March 3, 2014, as a result of injuries sustained in a fall earlier that day.

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    Mar 17, 2014 1 Photo
  • Mary Julia (Doyle) Dolan

    Amesbury, MA — Mary Julia (Doyle) Dolan, 83, passed peacefully on March 16, 2014, at the Hyder Family Hospice House surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren.

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    Mar 17, 2014 1 Photo
  • Cynthia L. Adams

    Newbury, MA — Cynthia L. Adams, age 59, longtime resident of Newbury, passed peacefully on Thursday morning, March 13, 2014, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, surrounded by her family.

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    Mar 15, 2014
  • Ernest P. Penta

    Newburyport, MA — Ernest P. Penta, at 76 years, died in Newburyport on March 12, 2014, after a long illness. He was formerly of North Reading.

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    Mar 15, 2014 1 Photo
  • Edward J. Champoux Jr., 53

    Salisbury, MA — Edward “Eddie” J. Champoux Jr., 53, died unexpectedly on March 10, 2014, at the Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, MA. He was born January 7, 1961, in Newburyport, MA, son of Claire (Ives) Champoux and the late Edward J. Champoux Sr.

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