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Obituaries

Obituaries
  • 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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    Mar 18, 2014
  • Marie E. (Armstrong) Bixby

    Merrimac, MA — 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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    Mar 14, 2014 1 Photo
  • 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 14, 2014
  • Mr. Robert Sherwood Todd, 81 Years

    Rowley — Mr. Robert S. Todd of Rowley passed over on Tuesday, March 11, surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late F. Payson Todd and Mary [Keyes] Todd and for more than 60 years the husband of Joyce “Dede” Todd. He grew up in Rowley and graduated from Newburyport High School [1950] and Tufts University [1954].

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    Mar 13, 2014 1 Photo
  • William Michael O'Brien

    Kennebunk, ME — William Michael O’Brien, 61, of Kennebunk, Maine, passed away suddenly March 11, 2014, with his family by his side.

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    Mar 13, 2014 1 Photo
  • Brenda Larivee-Walton, 72

    Newton, NH — Brenda A. (Larivee) Walton, age 72, of Newton, N.H., passed away Thursday evening in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Beverly, Mass., on November 27, 1941, and was the daughter of the late Neil J. and Norma L. (Knowlton) Larivee. She attended Beverly High School and graduated with her Class of 1959.

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    Mar 12, 2014 1 Photo
  • Sylvia (Gordon) Lacerda

    West Newbury, MA — Sylvia (Gordon) Lacerda, 91, of West Newbury and former longtime resident of Gloucester, died peacefully on Saturday morning at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. She was the loving wife of the late Leonard Lacerda.

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    Mar 11, 2014 1 Photo
  • Mary G. Mirra, 96

    Newburyport — Mary G. Mirra, 96, of Newburyport, Mass., originally of Glen Cove, N.Y., died peacefully on March 9, 2014, at her home with hospice.

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    Mar 10, 2014 1 Photo
  • Raymond J. Lavin, Sr., 100

    Seabrook Beach, NH — Raymond Joseph Lavin, Sr., 100 years old, of Seabrook Beach, formerly of Andover, Mass., died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.

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    Mar 8, 2014
  • Bruce C. Greeley, IV, 29

    Hampton, NH — Bruce C. Greeley, IV, 29, of Hampton, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at his home after a sudden illness.

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    Mar 7, 2014
  • Clara M. (Berry) Hogan Demers

    North Andover, MA — Clara M. (Berry) Hogan Demers, age 85, of North Andover, died Tuesday morning at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Rene Joseph Demers of North Andover.

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    Mar 7, 2014 1 Photo

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