Miscellaneous Essex County, Massachusetts Obituaries


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Lorene M. Anderson-Corkum
Lorene M. (Lambert) Anderson-Corkum, 58, of Merrimac died last Tuesday at 
Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.
Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Lionel and Jeanette 
(Marcotte) Lambert. She graduated from Essex Agricultural School in 1961.
Mrs. Anderson-Corkum worked at Sawyer's Restaurant in Plaistow, N.H. and 
later at Western Electric, now Lucent Technologies in North Andover, for 
29 years as a process checker until illness forced her to retire in 1998.
She attended the Church of the Nativity. She was involved with the Silver 
Heels Riding Club and was active with the Girl Scouts when her daughters 
were young.
Mrs. Anderson-Corkum was active in Essex County 411, where she established 
the Howard E. Anderson Jr. Memorial Scholarship in memory of her husband. 
She was also a member of the Dionne Quintuplets Collectors Club.
The widow of Howard E. Anderson Jr. and Douglas J. Corkum, she leaves son 
and daughter-in-law Howard E. Anderson III and Tami of Hot Springs, S.D.; 
daughters and sons-in-law Sheryl M. and Donald Cummings of Kingston, N.H., 
and Janet L. and Robert Derepentigny of Haverhill; brothers Lionel Lambert 
Jr. of Iowa, Gene Lambert of Florida, Roland Lambert of Fremont, N.H., and 
Guilbert Lambert of Laconia, N.H.; sister Patricia Dignard of Sebago Lake, 
N.H.; 10 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home. 
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Attention: 
Memorial/Honors Program, 1 St. Jude Place, Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, 
TN 38148. 
 - Published October 11, 2001

Joseph J. Belsky
Joseph J. Belsky, 90, of Haverhill died Sunday.
A lifelong Haverhill resident, he received a bachelor's degree in chemical 
engineering from Northeastern University.
Mr. Belsky was a chemical engineer and plant manager at C.F. Jameson Co. 
During World War II, he worked in Buffalo, N.Y., for American Cyanamid, 
where he helped develop explosives, and he also worked in New Jersey 
making sulfur drugs until the end of the war.
He was a member of All Saints Parish and a member of the former St. George 
Parish. He was a member of the Elks, where he ran the 45 card games for 
several years and was also a member and past president of the Lithuanian 
Gedymino Club.
Mr. Belsky was a member of the Holy Name Society and Holy Name Choir. He 
was also a member of the New England Shoe Foreman Association.
He served on the Haverhill Industrial Development Board and assisted in 
developing the Ward Hill Industrial Park. 
He leaves wife of 56 years, Aldona (Yankowsky) Belsky; sons James and his 
wife Regina of Wilmington and Peter of Haverhill; daughter and son-in-law 
Christina and Lawrence Stanley of Houston; sister Helen Hardiman of 
Haverhill; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Wednesday 2-4 and 7- 9 p.m. at Scatamacchia Funeral Home.
His funeral is Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass 
at 11 a.m. at All Saints Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Lithuanian Children's Relief Inc., Box 497, 597 
E. Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127. 
 - Published October 11, 2001

Catherine V. Caggiano
Catherine V. (Regan) Caggiano, of Haverhill and formerly of Center Harbor, 
N.H., East Boston and Charlestown, died Friday.
The widow of Armando "Ed" Caggiano, she leaves son Robert and wife Lita of 
Center Harbor; daughters Catherine and husband Robert Cantwell of 
Haverhill, and Joan Litchfield of Boston; 10 grandchildren; 20 
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Arrangements were by Caggiano & Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. 
 - Published October 11, 2001

Alfred A. Franzone
Alfred A. Franzone, 83, of Haverhill died Friday at Hannah Dustin 
A lifelong Haverhill resident, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary 
(Matera) Franzone. He was educated in Haverhill Schools. 
Mr. Franzone served with the United States Army Air Force during World War 
II earning the rank of sergeant. He was a member of both the D.A.V. and 
Michael Buccuzzo Post.
For several years he was employed as a shoe cutter at the former Hartman 
Shoe as well as other area shoe companies.
He leaves nephews Joseph and his wife Barbara Maglio of Bradford, Michael 
and his wife Mary Maglio of Walnut Creek, Calif., Joseph Franzone of 
Haverhill, Daniel Franzone of Ft. Myers, Fla., Frank Franzone of 
Haverhill; nieces Irene Davis of Methuen, Rosalie and her husband Ralph 
Gaeta of Stoneham and Mary Ann and her husband Jay Palen of Haverhill; 
sister-in-law Rita Franzone; his good friend Marguerite Vigneault; and 
nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Giustino and John Franzone, Rose Maglio and 
Liberty "Betty" Franzone.
His funeral was Tuesday in Sacred Hearts Church. Burial was in St. Patrick 
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Sept. 11 Fund, care of United Way of New York 
City, 2 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016 or to the American Red Cross 
Merrimack Valley Chapter, 177 Ward Hill Ave., Bradford. MA 01835. 
 - Published October 11, 2001

Patricia A. Goodwin
Patricia A. Goodwin, 67, of Haverhill died last Tuesday night at Penacook 
Place Nursing Home.
A lifelong Haverhill resident, she was the daughter of the late George A. 
and Irene (Cook) Goodwin. She graduated from Haverhill High School in 1952 
and attended Northern Essex Community College and Merrimack College in 
North Andover.
Ms. Goodwin was a project management associate at Lucent Laboratories Inc. 
and Bell Labs in North Andover for 22 years before she retired in 1995. 
Before that, she worked at Brown Counter Co., Inc.
She was a member of Sacred Hearts Parish.
Ms. Goodwin was also a member of Community Players of Bradford, Local 1366 
Communication Workers of America AFL-CIO and Telephone Pioneers of 
America. She participated in several training and educational projects 
relating to her work with Bell Labs.
She was a loving care-giver to many members of her family, an avid reader, 
a sponsor of the arts and she had traveled widely throughout the country 
and the world. 
She leaves her sisters Virginia F. Paradis and Gloria N. Linehan, both of 
Haverhill, and Muriel E. Condo of Chelmsford; and nieces, nephews, 
grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was the sister of the late Grace D. McCoy, Elynor I. Goodwin, Norman 
C. Goodwin, Gordon L. Goodwin and June M. LaMontague. 
Her funeral was Saturday in Sacred Hearts Church. Burial was in St. James 
Arrangements were by C. Frank Linnehan & Son Funeral Home. 
 - Published October 11, 2001

Patricia Goutier
Patricia May (Sweetser) Goutier, 63, of Haverhill, died Saturday at her 
Born in South Groveland, she was the daughter of the late Charles Sweetser 
and Virginia Doherty.
Mrs. Goutier was educated in Georgetown, and was a longtime resident of 
Haverhill. She was employed at Lucent Technologies for 29 years and was a 
member of St. John the Baptist Church.
She leaves sons Joseph Goutier, George Goutier, and Kevin Goutier; 
daughters Elizabeth A. Fowler of Haverhill and Lynne Belliveau; brother 
Francis Sweetser of New York; sisters Virginia Dwelley of Exeter, N.H., 
Catherine Bergeron of Goffstown, N.H., Margaret Boulay of Wayland, Mildred 
Boguslawski of California, and Barbara Stewart of Groveland; numerous 
grandchildren among them dearest granddaughter Sarah E. Fowler of 
Haverhill; special and dearest aunt Eileen Doherty of Bradford; special 
friend Sandra Valenkas of Haverhill; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral 
Home. Her funeral is Saturday at 9 a.m. from the funeral home followed by 
a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church. Burial will 
follow in the Elmwood Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., 
Framingham, MA, 01701.
 - Published October 11, 2001

Harold J. Hersey
Harold Joseph Hersey, 65, a 39-year resident of Groveland died Monday at 
his residence. He leaves Haverhill relatives.
Born in Amesbury, he was the son of the late Harold W. Hersey and Myrtle 
S. Holdren.
Mr. Hersey graduated from Amesbury High School Class of 1953. He served in 
the Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. In 1962, Mr. Hersey 
graduated from Merrimack College with a degree in Business. He was 
employed at AT&T for 34 years, retiring in 1989.
He was a former member of the Riverside Memorial Church and also a member 
of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
In addition to his wife of 44 years, Mrs. Marjorie A. (Gill) Hersey, he is 
survived by a son and his wife Steven H. Hersey and Susan of West Newbury; 
daughters and their husbands Susan E. and Douglas Bean of Londonderry, 
N.H., and Sandra J. and Kevin Castle of Haverhill; sister Nancy Knight of 
Severin, Md.; grandchildren Joseph, Kristin, and Matthew Hersey all of 
West Newbury and Kaitlyn and Natalie Bean both of Londonderry; and nieces 
and nephews.
Calling hours are Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home.
His funeral is Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will 
follow in the Riverview Cemetery, Groveland.
Memorials may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice / VNA, 360 Merrimack 
St., Bldg. #9, Lawrence, MA 01843, the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen 
St., Framingham, MA 01701, or the charity of the donorís choice. 
 - Published October 11, 2001

M. Bertha Kelleher
M. Bertha (Keohane) Kelleher, 97, of Bradford, died Tuesday at St. 
Patrickís Manor in Framingham.
A lifelong Haverhill resident, she was the daughter of the late Timothy 
and Nora (OíBrien) Keohane. 
Mrs. Kelleher was a graduate of Haverhill High School and was employed 
briefly as a bookkeeper in the local shoe industry. For many years she was 
a bookkeeper with her late husband Joseph E. Kelleher and her late son 
Peter K. Kelleher in the family business known as the Bradford Pharmacy in 
Bradford Square.
She was a longtime member of Sacred Hearts Church and the Guild of the 
Infant Savior. Mrs. Kelleher was also a member of the 1937 Motherís Club 
and the Haverhill Historical Society.
The wife of the late Joseph E. Kelleher who died in 1990, she leaves sons 
Dr. Joseph E. "Ned" Kelleher and his wife Patricia Kelleher of Wellesley 
and the Reverend Timothy J. Kelleher, pastor of the Church of the Blessed 
Sacrament in Walpole; daughter-in-law, Martha Kelleher of Haverhill; 
grandchildren, Kevin Kelleher and his wife Susan, and Kathryn Kelleher of 
Haverhill, Joseph Kelleher and his wife Christine of Marshfield, Robert 
Kelleher of Washington, D.C., and Elizabeth Boonisar and her husband Derek 
of Concord; great-grandchildren Samantha, Alexandra, and Madeline 
Kelleher of Haverhill and Peter and Jack Kelleher of Marshfield.
She was the mother of the late Peter K. Kelleher who died in 1981.
Calling hours are Thursday 5-8 p.m. at H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral 
Her funeral will be Friday morning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home followed 
by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in Sacred Hearts Church. Burial will be in 
Elmwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Sacred Hearts Church, 48 South Chestnut Street, 
Bradford, MA 01835. 
 - Published October 11, 2001

Guito D. Ottaviani
Guito D. Ottaviani of Clearwater, Fla., died Sept. 15 at home.
Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Severino and Elisa 
(Sylvester) Ottaviani. He attended Haverhill Schools and graduated from 
Haverhill Trade School.
He served in the Navy during World War II, where he was primarily 
stationed in the North Sea.
He worked in local shoe shops, including Allen Shoe Co. When Western 
Electric came to Haverhill, he joined its work force, and later moved to 
the North Andover branch. He stayed with Western Electric until his 
retirement in 1979.
When the New England winters became too much for him, he moved first to 
California for a couple of years, and then in 1982, to the Gulf Coast of 
Since his retirement, he enjoyed traveling throughout the United States 
and abroad, including various cruises. He loved spending time with his 
granddaughters and delighted in their accomplishments.
Guito enjoyed being outdoors and could often be found planting in his back 
yard. He also liked fishing and doing jigsaw puzzles. Guito was well known 
for being able to fix anything, and was often called upon to do just that.
He leaves his wife of 57 years, Lorraine (Vernon) Ottaviani of Clearwater; 
daughter Bette Anne Caruso and her husband John L. of Haverhill; 
granddaughters Jennifer L. Caruso of Needham and Lisa A. Caruso of 
Haverhill; brother Rudolph Ottaviani of Haverhill; and nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Vincent Ottaviani, Jerry Sylvester, Annie 
Sylvester and Philomena Ottaviani.
Arrangements were made by the Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home. 
A memorial Mass will be held locally at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross Disaster Relief 
Fund, 177 Ward Hill Ave., Haverhill, MA 01835. 
 - Published October 11, 2001

Hyman Rosen
Hyman Rosen, 78, retired biochemist and teacher died Sept. 27, at the Hale 
Hospital of cancer.
Dr. Rosen was born in Haverhill on May 27, 1923. 
A distinguished scholar, he graduated from Haverhill High School in 1941 
and was awarded the Shattuck Prize for the highest scholastic average. He 
went on to earn an undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 1944 
and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Georgetown University in 1963.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, attaining the rank of 1st Lt. in the 
Army Medical Service Corps. He worked at various jobs, including over ten 
years at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington DC. In 
1967, he moved to San Diego, Calif. where he taught chemistry courses at 
the University of California, San Diego and San Diego Community College. 
He founded two San Diego companies, one of which he sold and the second, 
Diagnostic Biochemistry, Inc., from which he retired in 1988. He returned 
to Haverhill in 1989 and was a member of Temple Emanu-El.
He leaves three sons, Paul Jonathan of Truro; Mark Daniel of Newport 
Beach, Calif., and Seth Benjamin of Oakland, Calif.; sister Gertrude 
Shapiro, twin sister Shirley Holber, and sister-in-law Esther Rosen, all 
of Haverhill; one grandson; and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Temple Emanu-El Memorial Fund, 514 Main 
Street, Haverhill, MA 01830. 
 - Published October 11, 2001

Michael J. Rossetti
Michael J. Rossetti, 49, of Hampton Falls, N.H., died Sunday at the 
University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Pittsburg, Pa.
Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Gerald J. and Lillian M. 
(Heroux) Rossetti. He was a graduate of Lawrence Catholic High School. He 
lived in Haverhill for many years before moving to Hampton Falls in 1985. 
He was a self-employed carpenter.
Mr. Rossetti was a veteran of the United States Army having served during 
the Vietnam War. 
He enjoyed music especially "The Grateful Dead."
He leaves his wife of 16 years, Deborah A. Benn; sisters Janet M. 
Cunningham of Lee, N.H., Theresa A. Soellner and her husband John of 
Haverhill; nephews John Soellner and Michael Soellner both of Haverhill; 
two aunts; two great-aunts; and cousins.
Calling hours are Friday 6-8 p.m. at Remick & Gendron Funeral Home, 
Hampton. A funeral Mass is Saturday at 10 a.m. Our Lady of the Miraculous 
Medal Church, Hampton.
Burial will be private.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. 
 - Published October 11, 2001

Martin S. Sapolsky
Martin S. Sapolsky, 62, of Georgetown died Sunday at Anna Jaques Hospital 
in Newburyport. 
Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Joseph Sapolsky and Ann E. 
He is survived by a brother Jerome Sapolsky of Barrington, R.I.; and two 
nephews and one niece. 
He was also the brother of the late Bette Maye Sapolsky.
Private graveside services were held this morning in Children of Israel 
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home. 
Memorials may be made to Concerned Citizens for the Mentally Retarded, 
P.O.Box 424, Hathorne, MA, 01937 or Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 
Merrimack St., Bldg. # 9, Lawrence, MA 01843. 
 - Published October 11, 2001

Ida Tomaselli
Ida (Cali) Tomaselli, 84, of Haverhill died last Monday at home.
Mrs. Tomaselli was a mill worker in the Lawrence textile industry.
She was born and educated in Lawrence.
She leaves daughter Susan Iacono of Methuen; brother Frank Cali of 
Plaistow, N.H.; sister Catherine LaTorre of Methuen; stepmother Venera 
Cali of Italy; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements were by Scatamacchia Funeral Home. 
 - Published October 11, 2001

Andrew P. Yeo
Andrew P. Yeo, 57, of Haverhill, died Monday at the New England Medical 
Center in Boston.
A lifelong Haverhill resident, he was the son of the late Lawson R. Yeo 
and Beatrice A. (Cram) Yeo.
Mr. Yeo graduated from Haverhill High School Class of 1962 and also 
graduated from Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., Class of 1966 with a 
bachelor of arts degree. He was an avid sports fan and played football in 
high school and college.
Mr. Yeo was a teacher at Sanborn Regional High School for 29 years 
retiring in 2000, and had also taught at the Harbor School in Newbury. 
While at Sanborn he taught history, physical education, was an athletic 
director and coached football. Mr. Yeo was also very active at the YMCA.
Besides his mother, he is survived by a daughter Samara M. Yeo of 
Haverhill; brother William E. Yeo and his wife Cynthia of Amesbury; a 
sister Mary Anne Lane and her husband Peter of Haverhill; and nieces and 
Calling hours are Thursday 5-9 p.m. at H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home. 
His funeral is Friday at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Burial will 
follow in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill.
Memorials may be made to the Oncology Dept. at the New England Medical 
Center, 750 Washington St., Boston, MA, 02111, or the donorís choice.
 - Published October 11, 2001

Richard S. Anthony
Richard S. Anthony wasn't one to sit still very long. When he wasn't operating an insurance business, you'd find him on the ski slopes, swimming daily at his favorite retreat, or involved in any number of community endeavors. Mr. Anthony died Friday at Hale Hospital after a long illness, leaving behind a proud legacy as a Scouting advocate, church leader, and staunch family supporter. He was 81. For 40 years, he owned and operated Anthony Insurance Agency in Bradford until illness forced his retirement in 1991. He had inherited the business from his father and was later joined by two sons. Together, they built the agency to one of prominence in the city, which Mr. Anthony grew to respect. "As a boss, he never put himself beneath you," said Gloria Godbout, who worked for him 37 years. "He was a big man who stooped to your level. You had to respect him for that. Nobody treated his employees any kinder than Dick Anthony. I certainly wouldn't have stayed there that long had it not been for his compassion." Another who stretched the gamut was Peggy A. Durst, who spent 44 years at the firm before retiring. She remembers her late employer as someone who'd pick up a broom one minute and solve a dilemma the next. "Our children became his children," said Durst. "He treated his help like family, always fair and honest. This boss had a lot of integrity." The agency later collaborated with Anthony Brooks and eventually with Frederick E. Malcolm into what is now Anthony & Malcolm Insurance Agency in Bradford Square. Mr. Anthony remained a pillar of First Church of Christ, Bradford, where, together with wife Lois, advocated for a new steeple. They worked toward that cause, assisting at bean suppers and promoting other fund-raisers. He had been a former senior deacon, trustee and moderator. "When I think of this church, his image is all over it," said Sandra L. Walker, senior deaconess. "I remember him from youth group. You always saw Dick rolling up his sleeves and pitching in. Whatever it was--funds or energy--he donated quietly and without fanfare. He preferred to be anonymous." Sharing equal passion was his role as a Scoutmaster with Troop 11 at his church, to president of Lone Tree Council, and board member of Yankee Clipper Council. He touched the lives of many boys--from Tenderfoot to Eagle--as a teacher, advisor and longtime executive. He went on campouts, jamborees and frigid Klondike Derbies, camping and hiking the wilderness trails, and enjoying the adventure of youth. Along with sidekick Norman Woods, the two turned out more Eagle Scouts than any other troop around. "He never got old--at least in the way he felt," said Daniel Pascoe, a former Scoutmaster. "When my two boys finished Scouting, I was gone. Dick Anthony never left. He was both a mentor and inspiration to many like myself." Aside from his home in Bradford, Mr. Anthony spent his summers on Country Pond in Kingston, N.H., where he began every day with a two-mile swim, and wintered in North Conway, N.H., where he skied 120 days a year. Two weeks before his death, he and his wife had vacationed in Canada. "In his case, the colder the better," said his nephew Edward F. Clough, a former Gazette editor. "He knew the trails all over the world, from Mount Washington to the Swiss Alps. I find it amazing that in all those years of skiing, he never suffered an injury. Even before there were chair lifts, he'd climb to the top under very slippery conditions." Mr. Anthony was also a 59-year member of Saggahew Lodge, AF & AM, which conducted a memorial service Monday night at the funeral home before a line of mourners that had formed outside the door. He was born in Haverhill, son of the late Frederic A. and Grace (Morse) Anthony, and lived here nearly all his life. He graduated from Haverhill High School in 1937 and from Tilton Junior College in 1939. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of sergeant. Mr. Anthony was employed at the former Roberts Baking Company in Bradford for five years before launching his career in insurance. He was also a member of the Greater Haverhill Insurance Agents and served on the board of Elmwood Cemetery. He leaves his wife of 55 years, Lois E. (Clough) Anthony; two sons and their wives, Kenneth J. and Irena Anthony, Bradford, and Thomas B. and June L. Anthony, Hamilton; four grandchildren, Elizabeth and Anne Marie Anthony, both of Bradford, and Ryan M. and Kevin S. Anthony, both of Hamilton, and one cousin. He was the father of the late Donald S. Anthony, who died in 1996. Entombment was in Elmwood Mausoleum. Arrangements were by the H. L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of Christ Steeple Fund, 10 Church St., Bradford, MA 01835, or the charity of the donor's choice. 
 - Published October 11, 2001

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