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Obituaries

Obituaries
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Inez Lenore (Niemi) Lund

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

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  • James A. "Jim" Vachon, 49

    ROWLEY, MA — James A. "Jim" Vachon, 49, of Rowley, passed away Thursday May 29 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, with family by his side. He was the husband of Sue (Lizotte) Vachon of Rowley.

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  • Melanie R. Eaton

    Seabrook, NH — Melanie R. Eaton, 65, of Seabrook, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Peabody, Mass., surrounded by her loving family.

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  • Anne L. (Otten) Costello, 81

    Newburyport — Anne L. (Otten) Costello, 81, beloved daughter, wife, mother, and friend, passed peacefully, in the company of family, at her home on Friday May 23, 2014. Anne was born in New York, N.Y. April 30, 1933 daughter of the late Brig. General William C. and Carolyn C. (Wohlow) Otten. After her mother’s passing, she became the stepdaughter of Billie Jean Otten. She married the late Vincent “Mickey” Costello in 1959, soon to be blessed with two lovely daughters, Simantha and Kim.

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  • Dorothy Frost, 90

    Haverhill — Dorothy (Kelly) Frost, 90, of Haverhill, passed away Monday, May 26 at the Wingate at Haverhill Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Residence.

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  • Elizabeth Adams Gillette, 100

    Newbury, MA — Elizabeth Adams Gillette, of Newbury, just six days shy of her 101st birthday, died peacefully Sunday morning at Sea View Retreat in Rowley.

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  • Virginia Casper, 93

    Haverhill — Virginia (Braley) Casper, 93, passed away Wednesday, May 28, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House with her loving family by her side.

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  • Wendy Kaplan-Frost

    Rowley, MA — Wendy Kaplan-Frost, 60, of Rowley, died peacefully at her home after a valiant struggle with breast cancer. She was surrounded by her husband and daughters, whom she loved and cherished. Her strong will to live, positive outlook on life, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through her battle.

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  • Bernard "Bernie" S. Toothaker, 69

    Canton, MA — Bernard "Bernie" S. Toothaker, 69, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon in his residence, surrounded by loves ones after a year-long battle with cancer.

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  • Elsie M. (Foren) Spalding

    West Newbury, MA — Elsie M. (Foren) Spalding, 90, longtime West Newbury resident, passed peacefully Sunday afternoon at Country Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Newburyport, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard C. Spalding, who passed away Feb. 5, 1974.

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  • Elizabeth Adams Gillette, 100

    Newbury, MA — Elizabeth Adams Gillette, of Newbury, just six days shy of her 101st birthday, died peacefully Sunday morning at Sea View Retreat in Rowley.

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  • Mark Swasey, 69

    Lewiston, Maine — Mark A. Swasey, 69, of Bridgton, Maine, died Friday at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

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  • Thelma "Kate" Harris Pike

    Littleton, NH — Thelma “Kate” Harris Pike, 94, of Littleton, N.H., former longtime Newburyport area resident, passed away late Sunday evening at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife for 46 years of the late Harry E. Pike. Jr.

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  • Esther Thompson, 103

    Brentwood, NH — Esther Sutherland Thompson (Towne), 103, died May 22, 2014.

    She was born to the late T. Walter and Isabel Towne (Sutherland) on July 3, 1910, in Newburyport, Mass. She married the late N. Stanley Thompson in 1932, and they lived together in Newburyport for most of their 66 years together.

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    May 27, 2014
  • Frederick A. Skinner, 93

    ROWLEY, MA — Frederick A. Skinner, 93, of Rowley, passed away at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital on Wednesday morning, May 21, 2014. He was the widower of Barbara J. (Roache) Skinner, who passed away in 2008.

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  • Howard M. Adams Jr.

    Newbury, MA — Howard M. Adams, Jr., 85, longtime Newbury resident, died Thursday afternoon at Beverly Hospital, after a period of declining health. His family, who was so dear to him, was by his side.

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  • Janet H. (Biggar) Willette

    Haverhill, MA — Janet H. (Biggar) Willette, 77, of Haverhill, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Penacook Place in Haverhill.

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  • Mildred R. (Kukene) Cronin

    Seabrook Beach, NH — Mildred R. (Kukene) Cronin, 82, of Seabrook Beach, N.H., died peacefully on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Exeter Hospital, following a period of failing health. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Cronin.

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