Miscellaneous Essex County, Massachusetts Obituaries


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Lorraine Barrett
Lorraine Barrett, 58, died May 12 at Daytona Beach Campground in Daytona 
Beach, Fla.
The widow of David R. Barrett, she leaves fiance Roland Crepeau; son David 
and his wife Rachel; daughter Darlene; parents Richard and Rose DiPerri; 
and brother Sal DiPerri.
Memorials may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital, Development 
office, General Cancer Research, 100 Charles River Plaza, Suite 600, 
Boston, MA 02114. 
 - Published June 5, 2003

Paul Belisle
Paul Belisle, 71, died May 20 at home. 
Born and educated in Salem, Mr. Belisle served in the U.S. Navy and was a 
member of the Painter's Union Local 1280 in Revere. 
He was a supervisor at M.L. McDonald Painting in Watertown, and repaired 
chimney's for Boston Chimney and Tower Building. 
He leaves his wife of 52 years, Vivian (Legault) Belisle; sons Ronald and 
his wife, Cheryl, of Kensington, N.H., and Kenneth and his wife, Andrea, 
of Groveland; daughters Linda Lizotte and her husband, Ed, of Exeter, 
N.H., Paula Evans and her husband, David, of Middleton, Karen LeColst and 
her husband, William, of Haverhill, and Joyce Frechette and her husband, 
Jean, also of Haverhill; brothers Laurence of California, Henry of 
Connecticut and Robert and George, both of Salem, N.H.; sisters Grace 
Parent of Florida, Louise Hall of New Hampshire and Joanne Jefferies of 
Salem, N.H.; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces 
and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Seacoast Hospice, 10 Hampton Road, Exeter, N.H. 
Burial will be private. 
 - Published June 5, 2003

Mary Ebba
Mary (Fronterotta) Ebba, 93, died May 20 at Merrimack Valley Hospital. 
She was born in Italy, the daughter of Ludivico and Caroline (Spacone) 
Fronterotta and had been a resident of Haverhill for most her life. 
She was educated in Haverhill Schools and was a member of the former St. 
Rita's Parish and St. Rita's Catholic Women's Club. Mrs. Ebba was also a 
member of Haverhill Women's Club, and sang with the Italian Serenaders. 
She was a bookkeeper in the local shoe industry, last employed at the 
Allen Shoe Co.
She was wife of the late Michael Ebba, who died in 1989 and is survived by 
her son Michael and his wife, Cheryl, of Londonderry, N.H.; daughter 
Carolyn Carbone and her husband, Leo, of Haverhill; brother Anthony 
Fronterotta of Haverhill; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and 
several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by Scatamacchia Funeral Home, 358 Washington Street. 
Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Haverhill. 
 - Published June 5, 2003
Anthony Fallisi
Anthony F. Fallisi, 85, of Lawrence died May 24 at Hannah Duston Nursing 
He was born in Lawrence and graduated from Lawrence High School. He went 
to Lowell Technical School to become a draftsman and worked for Process 
Engineering in Plaistow, N.H., for over 20 years until his retirement in 
the early 1980s. He had been a trumpet player and vocalist since 
high school and toured with many famous big bands during the big band and 
swing eras. 
He played with "Al Donahue and Orchestra" as the lead trumpet, vocalist, 
and master of ceremonies for the band. He later played in "The Showmen" 
and was known locally as he played throughout the Merrimack Valley and 
Seacoast areas and formally belonged to the Merrimack Valley Musicians 
Association, Local 300.
Among his survivors are his wife of over 52 years, Elizabeth Marie of 
Lawrence; son Anthony S. and daughter-in-law, Dorothy, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 
daughters, Melinda LeShane and son-in-law, Donald, of Bedford, Paula Leger 
and son-in-law, Ivan, of Haverhill, Carol Hatem and son-in-law, Daniel, of 
Methuen and Patricia Shock and son-in-law, Rob, of Meriden, Conn.; sister 
Francis Macrone of California; ten grandchildren; and several nieces and 
Arrangements were by Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., 
Methuen. Burial was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Commission of the Blind, 48 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116-4718. 
 - Published June 5, 2003

Mary Foley
Mary E. Foley, 39, of Haverhill died May 26 at the Kenoza Manor Nursing 
She was born in Haverhill April 4, 1963, daughter of Margaret (Passas) 
Foley of Haverhill and the late Daniel F. Foley.
She was educated in the Haverhill Public Schools and attended Haverhill 
High School.
Prior to her illness she had been employed at Dunkin Donuts and DeMoulas 
Market Basket Supermarket and had been a member of St. James Church.
She was a dedicated NASCAR fan.
Her survivors include her mother, Margaret Foley of Haverhill; brother 
Daniel F. Foley Jr. of Haverhill; two sisters, Patricia A. Lima and her 
husband, Christiano, of Pawtucket, R.I., and Kathleen T. Muir and her 
husband, Bernard, of Haverhill; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also the fiancee of the late Ken Dovey
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to the funeral Friday at 
11:30 a.m. at St. James Church, Haverhill.
Burial will be in the City Cemetery, Hilldale Avenue, Haverhill.
Calling hours at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home will be Thursday 
evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
 - Published June 5, 2003 

William Hickey
William Joseph Hickey, 94, of Haverhill died may 25 at Massachusetts 
General Hospital.
Mr. Hickey was born in Haverhill Sept. 25, 1908, and was the son of the 
late Daniel W. and Nellie (Riordan) Hickey and had been a resident of 
Haverhill all his life.
He was educated at St. James Grammar School and was a graduate of St. 
James High School, Class of 1925. 
He had been employed in the wood heel manufacturing industry until his 
retirement in 1973 from Lewis Wood Heel Co., Haverhill. Previously he had 
been employed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H. during 
World War II and later at Western Electric, Co., Haverhill.
He was a member of St. James Parish, Haverhill, and was an avid 
forty-fives player.
He was the wife of the late Evelyn D. (O'Neil) Hickey, who died June 8, 
His surviving family members are his two sons, Anthony Joseph Hickey of 
Atkinson, N.H., and Stephen E. Hickey and his wife, Merleen L., of 
Haverhill; sister Katherine E. Pazzanese of Haverhill; six grandchildren; 
seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be Friday at 9 a.m. from the C. Frank Linnehan & Son 
Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 
in St. James Church, 185 Winter St., Haverhill. Burial will follow in St. 
James Cemetery, Haverhill.
Visiting hours will be at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Contributions may be made in his memory to St. James Church Building Fund, 
6 Cottage St., Haverhill, MA 01830; or to Home Health Services of Northern 
Essex, 1 Water St., Haverhill, MA 01830. 
 - Published June 5, 2003

Sandor Kiss
Sandor "Alex" Kiss, 70, of Haverhill died May 25 at Merrimack Valley 
He was educated in Hungary and was a self-employed handyman for many 
He leaves his wife, Carol (DeQuattro) of Haverhill; son Sandor and his 
wife, Lori, of Port Orange Fla.; daughter Ann Marie Ford and her husband, 
Mike, of Haverhill; stepson Brian Piantidosi of Augusta, Maine; and five 
Arrangements were by Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., 
 - Published June 5, 2003

Michele Patten
Michele Jeanne (Huse) Patten, 58, of Haverhill and formerly of Medford, 
Andover and Georgetown, died May 25 at the Masconomet Health Care Center 
in Topsfield.
She was a longtime children's librarian at the Georgetown Public Library 
and was a charter member of the Greater Georgetown Rotary Club.
She leaves her father, James R. Huse, and is predeceased by her mother, 
the late Eleanor M. (Humber) Huse.
Her surviving family members are a son Christopher and his wife, Julie, of 
Andover; daughters Stephanie Querci and her husband, Richard, of North 
Andover and Jennifer Dziadosz and her husband, Robert, of Boxford; brother 
Mark Huse of Centerville; sister Celeste Mahoney of Westwood; 10 
grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves her former 
husband Richard F. Patten of Gloucester.
Memorials may be made to the Children's Room at the Georgetown Public 
Library, Georgetown, MA 01833, or to the Lustgarten Foundation for 
Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714.
Arrangements are by Dewhirst and Conte Funeral Home, 28 Florence Street, 
Andover. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. 
 - Published June 5, 2003

Alice Sapienza
Alice M. (Haseltine) Sapienza, 91, of Salem, N.H., died May 21 at the 
Baker-Katz Nursing Home.
She was born in Salem, N.H. on July 7, 1911, daughter of the late Bert and 
Harriett (Hobeila) Haseltine and educated in the Lawrence School System.
Mrs. Sapienza was employed as a stitcher at Grieco Brothers and at Supreme 
Cleaners, both in Lawrence. She was an active member of St. James Parish 
in Salem, N.H.
She was the wife of the late Fred Sapienza, who died in February 1995 and 
with whom she celebrated 67 years of marriage.
Her survivors include her daughter-in-law Audrey Sapienza of Bradford; 
three granddaughters, Karen Sapienza of Haverhill, Toni Donais and her 
husband, Mark, of Bradford and Joy Kessler and her husband, Keith, of 
Andover; four great-grandchildren, Melissa, Jenn and Chris Donais of 
Bradford and David Kessler of Andover.
She was the mother of the late Tony Sapienza who died in March 1987.
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 S. Main 
St., Bradford. Burial will be in West Parish Cemetery, Andover.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Anthony Sapienza Memorial 
Math Scholarship, c/o Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St., Haverhill, 
MA 01832.
 - Published June 5, 2003

Shirley Segeberg
Shirley M. (Goodrich) Segeberg, 75, of Liverpool, Penn. and formerly of 
Haverhill, died May 22 at Nipple Convalescent Home, Liverpool, Penn.
She was born in Haverhill on April 16, 1928, daughter of the late Frank 
and Doris (Rowell) Goodrich.
Mrs. Segeberg was educated in the Haverhill School System and graduated 
from Haverhill High School.
She was employed as an operator for New England Telephone until her 
retirement in 1989. Prior to this Mrs. Segeberg was employed in the local 
shoe industry as well as at Western Electric, Co.
While in Haverhill she was a member of the Mormon Church, Georgetown and 
the Church of Latter Day Saints.
Mrs. Segeberg enjoyed gardening.
Her survivors include her husband of 56 years, Raymond D. Segeberg of 
Liverpool, Penn.; three sons, Richard E. and his wife, Carrie, of Auburn, 
Wash., Thomas A. Segeberg of Haverhill and Raymond D. Segeberg Jr. of 
Epping, N.H.; three daughters, Brenda M. Melkonian and her husband, 
Randall A., of Manchester, N.H., Debbie M. Schock and her husband, Wayne, 
of Liverpool, Penn. and Nancy A. Segeberg of Liverpool, Penn.; brother 
Robert Goodrich of Northwood, N.H.; sister Peggy Borrelli of Mansfield, 
Texas; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral 
service Saturday at 11 a.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral home, 106 
Summer St., Haverhill.
Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be Friday afternoon and evening 
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
 - Published June 5, 2003

Susan Robinson
Susan A. (Griffin) Robinson, 52, of Hampstead, N.H., died May 26 at 
Parkland Medical Center, Derry, N.H.
Mrs. Robinson was born in Haverhill Nov. 20, 1950, daughter of Lorraine F. 
(Smith) Hill of Georgetown. She had been a resident of Hampstead, N.H., 
for the past 25 years and previously lived in Kingston, N.H., and 
She was educated in Groveland Schools and was a graduate of Pentucket 
Regional High School, West Newbury.
She was employed as the manager of Supercuts in Shaw's Plaza, Plaistow, 
Her surviving family members are her husband, Alan L. Robinson of 
Hampstead, N.H.; daughter Erika L. Robinson of Hampstead, N.H.; son 
Zachary D. Pepin of Bedford, N.H.; mother Lorraine F. (Smith) Hill of 
Georgetown; two sisters, Judith L. Lambroukos of Lowell and Patricia A. 
Griffin of Orlando, Fla.; three brothers, Gerald E. Hill of Groveland, 
David G. Hill of Bloomfield, Conn., and Richard A. Hill of Haverhill; and 
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the C. Frank Linnehan & 
Son Funeral Homne, 52 Salem St., Bradford. Burial will follow in Riverview 
Cemetery, Groveland.
Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association, 
20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688, or to New Hampshire SPCA, 
Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885. 
 - Published June 5, 2003

Peter Scumniotales
Peter C. Scumniotales, 73, of Nashua, N.H., died May 25 at the Courville 
Nursing Home following a long illness.
He was the husband of Lois (Metrakas) Nionakis Scumniotales, with whom he 
celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary on May 21. He was predeceased 
by his first wife, Soutlana "Sue" (Xenakis) Scumniotales.
Born in Haverhill on Nov. 20, 1929, he was the son of Hariklea (Karatonis) 
Scumniotales of Haverhill and the late Christos Scumniotales. He was 
raised in Haverhill and graduated from Haverhill High School, Class of 
1948. He earned his associate's degree from Merrimack Business College.
A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Air Force, attaining 
the rank of airman first class. 
Mr. Scumniolates founded Poor Pierre's Restaurant on Main Street in 
Nashua, N.H., 1968. He owned and operated the restaurant until his 
retirement in 1994 when he sold the business to his son, Chris. He 
previously was a partner in the Essex Restaurant in Haverhill.
He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church in Nashua, N.H.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Christos and his 
wife, Denise, of Nashua, N.H., John and his wife, Jackie, of Seattle, 
Wash., and James of Hollis, N.H.; granddaughter Sophia Scumniotales; 
sister Kalie Malliarodakis of Canton, N.H.; nephew George Malliarodakis 
and his wife, Theodora (Phillips); and niece Claire Patras and her 
husband, Charles.
A funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, 
26 Kinsley St., Nashua, N.H., followed by a service at 11 at St. Philip 
Greek Orthodox Church, 500 W. Hollis St., Nashua, N.H. Burial will be in 
Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashua, N.H.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 360 State Route 
101, Suite 501, Bedford, NH 03110.
 - Published June 5, 2003

Rita Webster
Rita A. (Nadreau) Webster, 83, of Haverhill, died May 27 at her home.
She was born in Haverhill, Nov. 6, 1919, daughter of the late Joseph and 
Esmerilda (Benoit) Nadreau.
Mrs. Webster was educated in St. Joseph Grammar School and attended 
Assumption Academy High School in Nicolet, Canada, graduating in 1937.
Mrs. Webster moved back to Haverhill after graduation and was employed as 
a store clerk at the former Nadreau's Shoe Store as well as various 
department stores.
She was a member of All Saints Church, Haverhill, Civilians Against 
Substance Abuse and a member of the board of directors for 
Haverhill/Newburyport Human Services.
She was the wife of the late Joseph Webster, who died in 1978.
Her survivors include two sons, Robert J. Webster and his wife, Maria, of 
Haverhill and Wayne Webster of Merrimac; three daughters, Linda Lazos of 
Bradford, Sandra Tracy of Amesbury and Pamela Yemma of Haverhill; brother 
Louie Nadreau of Florida; sister Jeannette Wentworth of Florida; seven 
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was also the sister of the late Francis and Donald Nadreau.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral 
service Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral 
Home, 210 S. Main St., Bradford.
Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Haverhill.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Turning Point, P.O. Box 548, 
Newburyport, MA 01950.
 - Published June 5, 2003

Julia Yakavonis
Julia (Belkus) Yakavonis, 95, died May 21 at the Nevins Center. 
Mrs. Yakavonis was a fancy stitcher for various Haverhill shoe companies 
including Brown Shoe Co. before retiring in 1965. Born and educated in 
Haverhill, Mrs. Yakavonis graduated from Haverhill High School.
She leaves husband Francis Yakavonis; sisters Josephine Kulish of 
Haverhill and Helen Derosiers of Garden Grove, Calif.; two grandchildren; 
and several nieces and nephews. 
She was the mother of the late Ronald P. Yakavonis and Robert J. 
Arrangements were by Boles Memorial-Baron-McAuliffe-Yameen Funeral Home, 
184 Jackson St., Lawrence. Burial will be in the Lithuanian Cemetery, 
 - Published June 5, 2003 

Jean F. Pomroy, loved family, music
By Tom Vartabedian
Staff Writer
Riverside Memorial Church has lost its popular spiritual leader. Jean F. Pomroy, who headed the Christian Education program for many years, died Thursday at Merrimack Valley Hospital after a long fight with cancer. She was 48 and lived half her life at 68 Race St. Mrs. Pomroy taught a number of students, joined by her husband, David, who was also a Sunday School instructor. Together, they devoted their lives to the betterment of youth in the community. They had been married 28 years. "It wasn't just book knowledge ... She taught her students to sing Bible songs and become enriched by music. The whole classroom would sing out. People would poke their heads into the room out of curiosity, because their voices bounced off the walls." People around Riverside Memorial and her neighborhood knew Mrs. Pomroy by her infectious smile and bursts of infectious laugher. She composed a scrapbook of inspirational messages and turned to them throughout her daily life. Her back yard became a retreat with a small garden and bird feeders. The birds shared company with two rabbits, fish and a cat. "A little thing like hearing the rain patter outside brought her joy," her husband said. "She loved the environment and somehow took pleasure in things people take for granted. She wanted to mow the lawn and even did an elderly neighbor's yard. There was a favor waiting for anybody who needed one." Mrs. Pomroy was diagnosed with lung cancer in April 2002. She maintained her job as a stationery store manager and helped care for her four children and three grandchildren while having treatments. A week ago, she lost her father-in-law, Mervin D. Pomroy, to cancer. Both were patients at the same time in Beverly where Mrs. Pomroy was raised and educated. Her husband became a full-time caretaker and planned both funerals within the week. "She was all choked up about it because she couldn't attend the funeral," he said. "My wife didn't want Hospice and didn't want her bedroom to be associated with her death. She wanted to go quietly and peacefully. That was her nature." A jukebox in her living room was filled with songs of the 1960s, much of it by The Beatles. She also loved anything related to Disneyland. She spent her honeymoon there and made subsequent trips to Florida with her family, as recently as 2000. The spirit of Christmas was found in her home each year with windows and doors draped in garland and enough gifts to fill Santa's lot. At Thanksgiving, her table sagged with food. "She was a kid at heart," said Jennifer Pomroy, her daughter-in-law. "Despite her illness, she managed to stay positive and continued to support others. Her co-workers and church family remained very supportive." Mrs. Pomroy was born in Beverly, June 28, 1954, and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mildred E. (Naylor) Favara. She was a 1972 graduate of Beverly High School. She later attended North Shore Community College in Beverly. She was employed for 29 years as a business systems analyst for Holyoke Mutual Insurance Company, Salem, before joining Murray's Stationery Store at the North Shore Shopping Mall in Danvers. Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Brian D. and his wife, Jennifer, Allen M., and Kevin A., all of Haverhill; a daughter, Karen E. Pomroy, Haverhill; two sisters, Carol A. Michaud and her husband, Joseph R., Haverhill, and Mary R. Stephenson and her husband, David A., Salem; three grandchildren, Brian D., Anthony E. and Adam T. Pomroy, all of Haverhill; her mother-in-law, Mary J. Pomroy, Beverly, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Youth Christian Education, in care of Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., Haverhill, MA 01830. Arrangements were by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St.
 - Published June 5, 2003

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