Miscellaneous Essex County, Massachusetts Obituaries


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Shirley Bergeron
Shirley Bergeron, 79, died Dec. 1 at Exeter Hospital. 
She was born May 31, 1923 in Haverhill, daughter of the late Wilbur and 
Ruth (Brown) George.
She grew up in Haverhill, where she graduated from Haverhill High School. 
She worked as a personal manager for 20 years, retiring from the City of 
Haverhill when she turned 55.
She moved to Salem and worked for several years with G.S. Rutherford, 
D.C., as the secretary from 1978 to 1985. She then moved to Raymond, N.H. 
and worked for a few years with Cate's Garbage Co. and then part-time as a 
clerk with Green Thumb for the town of Raymond for 10 years. 
She enjoyed reading and writing. Family and work was her life. 
She is survived by daughter Susan Smith of Fremont; sons, Richard G. 
Morton of Plaistow and James M. Morton of Deerfield; five grandchildren; 
four great-grandchildren; brother, Alan George; and several nieces and 
There are no calling hours. Private graveside services will be held for 
the family. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements 
are by Brewitt Funeral Home on the Common, Raymond. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Raymond Baptist Church, 
Route 27, Raymond, N.H. 03077. 
 - Published December 11, 2002

Demetra Bratiotis
Demetra Bratiotis, 90, died Nov. 27, at Penacook Place Nursing Home.
Miss Bratiotis was a bank officer at Haverhill National Bank for 30 years.
Born in Haverhill, she graduated from Haverhill High School in 1931 and 
MacIntosh Business School, where she later taught. She lived in Haverhill 
all her life.
She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Apostles Saints 
Peter & Paul. She was also past treasurer of the Haverhill Women's City 
She leaves sister Mary Bratiotis of Haverhill; and several nieces and 
Memorials may be made to the Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church Elevator 
Fund, 154-156 Winter St., Haverhill, Mass. 01830.
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South 
Main St., Bradford. Burial was in the Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill.
 - Published December 11, 2002

Debra Bundy
Debra (Effron) Bundy of Haverhill and formerly of Marblehead, died Nov. 
She was the beloved daughter of Wayne and stepmothers, Lynne Effron of 
Ipswich, and Temma Effron of Salem, Mass. She was the daughter of the late 
Joyce Gordon Effron. 
She leaves her brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Adrienne of Salem, 
Mass.; and grandparents, Henry and Clara Effron of Delray Beach, Fla. She 
was the granddaughter of the late Archie and Rachael Gordon. 
She was predeceased by her son, Kenneth Bundy. 
Arrangements were by Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Winnin St., 
Salem-Swampscott line. 
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated 
to the American Sids Institute, 2480 Windy Hill Road, 380, Marietta, Ga. 
 - Published December 11, 2002

Elaine Buote
Elaine Gorrow Buote, 81, died Nov. 30, at Exeter Hospital in Exeter, N.H.
Among her survivors is a daughter, Nancy Feole of Haverhill.
Born and raised in Lawrence, she spent most of her life in New Hampshire.
She had worked at the former Western Electric, now Lucent Technologies, 
North Andover. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Lawrence.
The widow of Nelson "Tex" Buote, she leaves son and daughter-in-law, 
Ronald N. and Linda of Watson, N.Y.; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol A. 
and Paul Kendall of Wolfeboro, N.H., Donna J. and Robert LaChance of 
Hampton, N.H.; sisters, Pearl Anzaldi of Lawrence and Jeanne Diette of 
Westford; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and 
Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Inc., 6931 
Arlington Road, Bethesda, Md. 20814. Arrangements were by the Arthur J. 
Scott Funeral Home, 298 South Broadway, Lawrence. 
 - Published December 11, 2002

Harriet Burns
Harriet (Burke) Burns, 91, died Nov. 27, at Hannah Duston Long Term Health 
Mrs. Burns was born on August 22, 1911 in Prince Edward, Canada, daughter 
of the late Daniel and Mary (Daigle) Burke. She had been a resident of 
Haverhill since 1973 and previously resided in Somerville, Mass.
Mrs. Burns had been employed as a nurses' aide at Somerville Hospital and 
with Home Health Services in Haverhill. She also did private duty work 
until she retired in 1993. 
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Parish, Haverhill.
She was the wife of the late William G. Burns, Sr. who died Dec. 3, 1989.
Her surviving family members are her daughter and son-in-law, Anne M. and 
James W. Collins of Groveland; sons, John D. of Falmouth and William G. 
Jr. of Haverhill; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several 
nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by C. Frank Linnehan & Son Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza 
Ave., Haverhill. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. 
 - Published December 11, 2002

Hjordis Clark
Hjordis Clark, 91, died Nov. 29, at Hannah Duston Healthcare facility.
Born in Hallsberg, Sweden, she came to the United States in 1926. She 
learned English and completed her education at the Haverhill High School 
evening program while she worked as a domestic during the day.
She continued her work as a housekeeper for the Horne family until she was 
in her 70s.
Mrs. Clark was an active member of the People's United Methodist Church. 
She was also a member of the Haverhill Historical Society, Women's City 
Club, the Rebeccas, and the Wood School Neighborhood Association.
The widow of Raynham M. Clark, she leaves sons and daughters-in-law, 
Raynham W. Jr. Carole of South Groveland, David P. and Tina of Haverhill, 
Lauriston F. and Joan of West Newbury; daughter, Virginia D. Joy of New 
York City; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the People's United Methodist Church, 29 Chadwick 
St., Bradford, Mass. 01835.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be Sunday, Dec. 8, 
at noon, at the People's United Methodist Church, Chadwick St., Bradford. 
Arrangements by Dole, Childs and Shaw Funeral Home, Haverhill. 
 - Published December 11, 2002

John Doyle
Mr. John F. Doyle, 84, of Warson Woods, Mo. died unexpectedly on Nov. 27.
Mr. Doyle was born in Haverhill on Jan. 13, 1918 and was a resident until 
1950. He attended St. Gregory's Grammar School and graduated from St. 
James High School in 1935.
Mr. Doyle returned to the city each year with his wife to visit familiar 
places and reminisce about his happy days as a youth in Haverhill. He 
maintained a subscription to The Haverhill Gazette for many years and 
enjoyed reading about local happenings in a city he cherished.
In the 1930s Mr. Doyle worked for the Department of Agriculture (Forestry 
Division) involved mainly with forest conservation and soil erosion 
problems in the states of Vermont and Colorado. He also worked at the 
former Strand Theater on Merrimack Street in Haverhill and later as an 
assistant manager at the Colonial Theater in Nashua, N.H.
During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army as a Staff Sgt. from 
1941 to 1945. He was awarded the American defense service medal; the good 
conduct medal with cluster; the Asiatic-Pacific theater campaign ribbon; 
the American theater campaign ribbon for service on the USA Mine Planter 
"Armistead;" the Philippine liberation ribbon with Bronze Star; army of 
occupation medal (Japan); army service ribbon, World War II; and the 
overseas service ribbon, World War II.
Mr. Doyle attended Northeastern University receiving his bachelor's degree 
and received his master's degree from Drake University. He completed his 
post-graduate work at Chicago Teacher's North, Iowa University and 
Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. Doyle taught at Northwestern Military and Naval Academy, West Geneva, 
Wis.; Corning High School, Corning, Iowa; and Ladue High School, Ladue, 
Mo., retiring in 1978.
He was a member of the National Retired Teachers Association, the Missouri 
State Teachers Association, the St. Louis Suburban Retired Teachers 
Association and the Ladue Education Association. He was also a member of 
the American Legion Post 397, Creve Coeur, Mo.
Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Esther A. Doyle of St. 
Louis, Mo.; a niece, Judy Doyle of West Hills, Calif.; and two nephews, 
Joseph Palermo of Santa Monica, Calif. and Francis Palermo of Pittsburgh, 
Calif. He was predeceased by his brother, Richard and his sister, Eleanor 
Funeral services were held in Sweet Springs, Mo. with interment at 
Fairview Cemetery, Sweet Springs. 
 - Published December 11, 2002

Doris DuFault
Doris L. (Stone) DuFault, 90, died Nov. 29 at Prescott House Nursing Home 
in North Andover.
Among her survivors is her daughter-in-law, Helena DuFault of Haverhill.
Born, raised and educated in Chelsea, she had lived in Andover since 1951.
The widow of Arthur DuFault, she leaves son and daughter-in-law, Deni D. 
and Lisa of Bartlett, N.H.; daughter, Donna Proctor of Sandown, N.H.; 12 
grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and 
several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Arthur DuFault 
and the late Joan DuFault.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements were by 
Charles Dewhirst Andover Funeral Home, 33 Pearson St., Andover. Private 
family graveside services will be in Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott. 
 - Published December 11, 2002

Phillip Greeley
Phillip D. C. Greeley, 70, of Merrimac, died unexpectedly Dec. 1 at Anna 
Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. 
He was the husband of Marie Suzanne (Morrill) Greeley.
Mr. Greeley had worked as a forklift driver for Haverhill Paperboard for 
thirty-eight years.
Mr. Greeley had been involved in scouting for years, having been the 
assistant scoutmaster of former Troop 14 of Merrimac, and was a member of 
the Order of the Arrow. His dear friend, and scoutmaster of former Troop 
14, Tom Hanson, said of Phil, "he was a devoted scouter, and one of the 
best assistant scoutmasters. Always with a smile and cheerful way, he was 
loved and respected by all the young men of his troop." 
Phil also enjoyed camping in Maine, Nova Scotia and Pennsylvania.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Laurie A. 
Mimms, and husband Jonathan "Lee" of Haverhill; Linda M. Glynn of 
Plaistow, N.H.; and Elisabeth S. Hamilton of Merrimac; one son, Andrew P. 
Greeley of Dover, N.H.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and 
several nieces and nephews, including Kevin Nicklas of Merrimac.
Private interment will be in Rural Cemetery, West Newbury. Arrangements 
were by Paul C. Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, 36 West Main Street, Merrimac. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of the Nativity 
Building Fund, Green Street, Merrimac, Mass. 01860. 
 - Published December 11, 2002

Anderson Hart
Anderson L. Hart, 88, died Nov. 28, at home.
He leaves a sister, Frances Emery of Haverhill.
Mr. Hart owned and operated Rye Sheet Metal in Rye for several years. He 
also was the lead man in the sheet metal shop at the Portsmouth Naval 
Born in Haverhill and educated in Lawrence, he graduated from Lawrence 
High School. He then attended sheet metal trade school in Lawrence.
He was a professional Round Dance teacher. He was active with Boy Scout 
Troop 181 in Rye and served as Scout Master.
The widower of Florence (Rowe) Hart, he leaves son and daughter-in-law, 
Robert A. and JoAnn of Rye; companion, Joanne M. Walker of Windham; two 
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, 
 - Published December 11, 2002

John Keefe
John Keefe, 93, died Nov. 27, at Penacook Place in Haverhill.
The widower of Mildred R. (Merchant) Keefe, he leaves sister, May Costello 
of Haverhill; and several nieces and nephews.
Born and educated in Lawrence, he was a graduate of Lawrence High School. 
Mr. Keefe was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army. He worked 
as a distributor for the Teamsters until retirement.
Mr. Keefe was a member of the Lawrence Lodge of Elks, B.P.O.E. 65, and he 
was a parishioner of St. Augustine's Church in Lawrence.
Arrangements were by the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 122 
Amesbury St., Lawrence. Burial was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 
 - Published December 11, 2002

Daniel Palumbo
Daniel Palumbo, 54, died Nov. 28, at home.
Born in Newburyport, he had a been a resident of Haverhill for most of his 
Mr. Palumbo was educated in Haverhill schools, and was a supervisor at 
Malden Mills in Lawrence.
He leaves sisters Margaret Pierta of Hoboken, N.J., and Marie 
Doyle-Vroegop of Palm Coast, Fla.
Arrangements were by Scatamacchia Funeral Home, 358 Washington St. 
 - Published December 11, 2002

Priscilla Smith
Priscilla A. Smith, 66, of Haverhill and Salem, Mass., died Nov. 23 at the 
Hannah Duston Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Smith sang professionally under the name of Diane Taylor for 25 years 
from Albany to the Canadian border, performing at weddings and hotels. She 
also worked locally as a model.
Born in Marblehead, Mass. Mrs. Smith moved to Lynn and attended Lynn 
Public Schools graduating from Lynn Classical High School, class of 1953. 
She worked for John Hancock Insurance Company and later as a private 
secretary for GTE, both in Salem and Danvers, mass. until her retirement.
She was a former member of the Boston Street Methodist Church in Lynn 
where she was a member of the choir. She loved arts and crafts and was 
devoted to animals, especially cats.
Among her survivors, she leaves a niece, Deborah Conley of Kennebunkport, 
Maine; a nephew, Jeffrey Wheeler of Saugus, Mass.; and several cousins in 
Maine and friends in the Merrimack Valley and North Shore areas.
There will be no calling hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the 
family. Arrangements are under the direction of Berube-Comeau Funeral 
Home, 47 Broadway Haverhill, Mass. 01832. 
 - Published December 11, 2002

Alice Woodburn
Alice (Brown) Woodburn, 74, formerly of Haverhill and Ashland, Ky., died 
Nov 23, in Largo, Fla.
Born in Haverhill, she was educated in the Haverhill school system and 
graduated from Haverhill High School.
She worked for the Haverhill Credit Bureau until her retirement in 1970, 
and was a member of Riverside Memorial Church in Haverhill.
Mrs. Woodburn lived in Ashland from 1971 to 1994, and, while there, worked 
for the Ashland Credit Bureau and belonged to the First Presbyterian 
Church. She moved to Florida in 1994.
She leaves husband Paul C. Woodburn of Largo; son and daughter-in-law Paul 
Jeffrey and Lynn Woodburn of Atkinson, N.H.; daughter and son-in-law, 
Laurie A. and Jerry Moore of Ashland; sister, Nancy J. Guy of Salem, N.H.; 
and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 300 East Bay 
Drive, Largo, Fla. 33770.
Burial was in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Arrangements were by H.L. 
Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, Haverhill and Bradford, Mass.
 - Published December 11, 2002

Mary M. Foley, 86
Mary M. Foley set out to please her mother and spent the next 50 years in nursing. She also distinguished herself as a war veteran, educator, nursing administrator and maternal child health coordinator. Mrs. Foley died at Merrimack Valley Hospital after a brief illness. She was 86 and a lifelong resident of Haverhill, all of it on Cedar Street in a family home that dates back 120 years. "Nursing was on our mother's mind and she followed that wish," said Winifred J. Malynn, a sister. "Once she got into it, you couldn't break her away. She served the profession admirably." After graduating from Haverhill High and the Captain John Adams School of Nursing in Chelsea in 1938, Mrs. Foley felt the patriotic urge. During World War II, she served in the 10th evacuation hospital as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurses Corps and received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Ribbon with two bronze stars, the American defense medal and the presidential citation medal for the Papua New Guinea campaign. After serving more than three years in the Southwest Pacific area, she worked in several hospitals throughout the United States and left as a captain at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. after 12 years of service. Mrs. Foley went on to continue her education at Boston University School of Nursing where she received both a bachelor's and master's degree in nursing education. For many years, she worked at the former Hale Hospital and Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, as the maternal child health coordinator. Prior to her retirement in 1988, she served as assistant nursing director of administration. "She cared for wounded soldiers and had a hand in bringing newborns into the world," said her niece, Claire E. Malynn. "She used to get summer jobs for her nieces at the hospital and loved being there." Although Mrs. Foley never wed, she adored her nieces and nephews. As one of six sisters, she had plenty. Christmas night was her special time, hosting a party for her nieces and nephews that included a cache of presents. At such a ripe age, she maintained a home, drove a car, did her own shopping and maintained an ambitious garden with a fish pond and bird feeders. On Mondays and Tuesdays, she was a regular at the Citizens Center, taking ceramic classes. The clocks, lamps and nativity scenes she created made perfect gifts. She crocheted afghans and was adept at needlepoint. A group of crafters who called themselves the "Aroostacrafters" met weekly at her home, creating handiwork. The name could have originated from her environment. Mrs. Foley decorated her home with roosters. She would often join her sisters for a water aerobics class at Cedardale Health Club, loved to travel internationally, and made it a point to vacation summers at Lake Winnipesaukee. The fact she was such a good Scrabble player came from doing the most challenging crosswords each day. "Every day was a new joy," said Mrs. Malynn. "She truly enjoyed life and did her best to make the world a better place. She often gave input and people listened. If you ever needed anything, she was there for them." Her many memberships included the National Honorary Society (Sigma Theta Tau) for Nursing; Bon Secours Association; Haverhill Women's City Club; charter member of the Women's Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C., and was a lifelong member of St. James Parish. She leaves two sisters, Winifred J. Malynn and H. Patricia Palermo, both of Haverhill; and is predeceased by three sisters, Evelyn B. Malynn, Katherine Foley and Dolores Whalen. Arrangements were by the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St. Haverhill. Memorial contributions may be made either to the St. James Capital Improvement Fund, 6 Cottage St., Haverhill, Mass. 01830 or Holy Family Hospital Auxiliary Fund, 70 East St., Methuen, Mass. 01844. 
 - Published December 11, 2002

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