Miscellaneous Essex County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Florence R. (Eramo) DiSalvo
June 19, 2003
Mrs. Florence R. (Eramo) DiSalvo, 80, of 79C South Webster Street, Bradford, died Thursday at the Oxford Manor Rehabilitation Nursing Center.
She was born in Haverhill June 24, 1922, daughter of the late Celeste and Linda Eramo and had been a lifelong resident of Haverhill.
Mrs. DiSalvo was educated in the Haverhill School System and was a graduate of Haverhill High School, Class of 1941. She was employed in the cafeteria of Cogswell School for 25 years.
A longtime member of Sacred Hearts Church she also served on the tenant's council of South Webster Street.
She enjoyed making homemade pastas for her family and friends and will be remembered for her kindness, her Italian cooking skills, and the love she had for her family.
The wife of the late Salvatore DiSalvo, who died in 1984, she leaves a son, State Trooper Alfred T. DiSalvo and his wife Susan DiSalvo of Bradford, a daughter, Linda M. DiSalvo of Clinton, a brother, Thomas "Butch" Eramo and his wife Helen Eramo of Haverhill, a grandson, New York Police Office David A. DiSalvo of Brooklyn, NY, and several nieces and nephews.
Relative and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Mass Saturday at 10:30 AM at Sacred Hearts Church, South Main Street, Bradford.
Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford.
Calling hours at the H. L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home will be Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Haverhill Salvation Army, 395 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830.

John J. "Jackie" Doucette
June 15, 2003
Mr. John J. "Jackie" Doucette, 46, of Peabody, died Sunday at Beverly Hospital, Beverly.
He was born in Peabody, May 20, 1957, son of John H. and Joanne (Hayes) Doucette of Bradford.
Mr. Doucette was educated in the Peabody School System and graduated from Essex Aggie High School. He earned his Eagle Scout at the age of 18, and was employed, for a time, at Hogan Regional Hospital.
Besides his parents his survivors include 3 brothers, Peter Doucette of Bradford, Dave and his wife Carol Doucette of No. Andover, Michael Doucette of North Quincy, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mr. Doucette was also the brother of the late Thomas Doucette who died in 2000.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service Friday, June 20, at 12:00 noon from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St., Bradford.
Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
A visitation period will precede the funeral service at the Bradford Funeral Home from 11:00 to 12:00.
A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date in St. Michaels Church, No. Andover.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Washington Manor, 136 Washington St., Peabody, MA 01960.

Sharon M. (O'Brien) Cahill
June 15, 2003
Sharon M. (O'Brien) Cahill, 55, of 440 North Ave, Haverhill, died Sunday at the Merrimack Valley Hospital.
She was born in Haverhill, May 28, 1948, daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Atwood) O'Brien. Educated in the Haverhill Public Schools, she was a Graduate of Haverhill High School, class of l966.
Sharon had been employed as an X-ray Technician at the former Hale Hospital, and at the time of her death was a Medical Technician at Pentucket Orthopedics in Haverhill.
Her survivors include two daughters Mrs. Tara J. and her husband David B. McLaughlin Jr. of Danville, NH, Cynthia L. Murphy of Haverhill, brother, Joseph O'Brien of Lincoln, RI, Willard O'Brien of Port Charlotte, FL, two sisters Margaret Sinsigalli and her husband Robert ,of The Villages, Florida, Marlene O'Brien of Haverhill, two grandchildren Kaleigh and Brenna McLaughlin, of Danville, NH, and her special friend Kent Haney of Haverhill.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to the Funeral Thursday morning at 11a.m. at the West Newbury Congregational Church. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford. Calling hours at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 So. Main St. Bradford, will be Wednesday evening 6-9 p.m.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Joseph Boggiatto, Sr.
June 15, 2003
Mr. Joseph Boggiatto, Sr., 93, of Plaistow, NH, and formerly of Groveland, died Sunday at the Merrimack Valley Hospital, Haverhill.
He was born in Haverhill, June 12, 1910, son of the late Antonio and Orsalina Boggiatto, and was educated in the Groveland School System.
During World War II he was employed as a civilian contractor for the Government to deliver cannons along the East Coast.
In l930, Mr. Boggiatto founded Joe's Haverhill Express and operated it until his retirement in l980.
He was the husband of the late Barbara (Williams) Boggiatto who died in 1972 and his survivors include 2 sons, Richard A. and his wife Janice M. Boggiatto of Plaistow, NH, Joseph F. and his wife Carol M. Boggiatto of Haverhill, a daughter, Suzanne L. and her husband Richard A. Gallipeau of Stuart, FL, 7 grandchildren Christopher J. Boggiatto, Jennifer A. White, Kimberly M. Boggiatto, Bethany A. Gioia, Ericka L. Gallipeau, Will L. Boddy, Andrew E. Boddy, one great grandson Troy N. White, and several nieces and nephews. He was also the grandfather of the late Stacie A. Gallipeau.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Thursday morning at 8:00 from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer ST., Haverhill, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00 in St. John The Baptist Church, Haverhill.
Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Haverhill.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be Wednesday afternoon and evening from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Arthritis Foundation of Massachusetts, Chatham Center-Suite 450, 29 Crafts ST., Newton, MA 02458-1287.

Alex Kirman
June 8, 2003
Mr. Alex Kirman, 94, a resident Marland Place, 15 Stevens St., Andover, died Sunday evening at the Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence.
He was born in New York, August 8, 1908, son of the late Jacob and Tanya (Kroshinsky) Kirman.
Mr. Kirman was educated in the New York School System and earned a Law Degree from City College, New York. During World War II he served with the United States Army.
Mr. Kirman was a lawyer and businessman in New York for many years. He spent hi later years in Arizona and New Mexico, prior to moving to Andover 6 years ago.
He was the husband of the late Sonia (Elkins) Kirman and his survivors include 3 daughters, Amanda and her husband Alan Righter of Andover, Lucie and her husband Richard Burke of Marblehead, Lenore Strich of Australia, a brother, Hy Kirman of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 5 nieces and nephews.
There will be a private funeral service for immediate family members under the direction of H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill & Bradford.

Terpsi H. Lafionatis
June 8, 2003
Terpsi H. Lafionatis, 75, a lifelong resident of Haverhill died Sunday morning at Penacook Place in Haverhill.
She was born in Haverhill on May 23, 1928, daughter of the late George D. and Coula (Kalivas) Lafionatis.
Terpsi attended the Haverhill School System, graduating from Haverhill High School, Class of 1949. She also attended the former MacIntosh Business College of Haverhill.
She was employed at the former Western Electric in N. Andover (now Lucent) as a coil winder. Terpsi was a lifelong member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Apostles, Saints Peter & Paul.
Her survivors include a brother Fokion Lafionatis and his wife Claire of Franklin, NH, sister-in-law Koni Lafionatis of Westfield, MA, a niece Kathryn Lafionatis of Derry, NH. 2 nephews Arthur and his wife Kathleen Lafionatis of Chevy Chase, MD, Mark Lafionatis of Santa Ana, CA, grand nephews James Lafionatis of Chevy Chase, Nathan Lafionatis of Los Angeles, CA, grand nieces Melissa Lafionatis of Chevy Chase, Amy Wills of Germany, and Lydia Tasker of Boston, as well as several great grand nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Friday 10:00 from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill followed by a service at 11:00 at the Holy Apostles Church, 154-156 Winter St., Haverhill. Burial will follow in the Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be Thursday evening from 5-8 pm.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Oncology Dept at the Merrimack Valley Hospital, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill, MA, 01830.

Ralph H. "Joe" Fuller
June 7, 2003
Mr. Ralph H. "Joe" Fuller, 71, of 34 Grand Ave., Haverhill, died unexpectedly, Saturday at the Merrimack Valley Hospital.
He was born in Georgetown, Oct. 20, 1931, son of the late Ralph H. and Bertha (George) Fuller.
He was educated in the Georgetown Public Schools, and resided in town for 30 years prior to moving to Haverhill.
Prior to his retirement he had been employed at Newman's Children's Shop on Merrimack St. in Haverhill.
Joe was a member of the Haverhill Salvation Army, and had been a former member of the Eagles Club.
His survivors include his wife of 14 years, Shirley R. (Silver) Fuller of Haverhill, his twin daughters, Sherrie Bumba and Sheila Gilly, both of Maine, 4 step children Robin McRae, Lisa McRae, both of Haverhill, David, McRae, and Sheila McRae, both of New Hampshire, a brother Raymond E. Fuller of Georgetown, several grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The visitation and funeral was held on Wednesday, June 11, at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St. Haverhill. Interment will be held in Harmony Cemetery, Georgetown, MA.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Haverhill Salvation Army, 393 Main St. Haverhill, MA. 01830.

Marie Gertrude (Barry) Bresnahan
June 6, 2003
Mrs. Marie Gertrude (Barry) Bresnahan, 93, of Maffie Haven, Stuart Draft VA, and formerly of Dunedin Fl and Lowell, MA, died Friday at the Augusta Medical Center in Stuarts Draft Va.
She was born in Lowell, MA on April 16, 1910, daughter of the late William and Mary (Allen) Barry.
Educated in the Lowell Schools, she was one of the first women to attend the Lowell Technological Institute.
Mrs. Bresnahan was a member of the St. Francis Of Assisi Church in Staunton, VA.
Prior to moving to Virginia she has lived for many years in Dunedin Fl. where she attended, Our Lady Of Lourdes Church. While in Florida she was a member of the Democratic Club, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights Of Columbus and served as Vice President and Treasurer of her retirement community.
She was married to the late Bernard J Bresnahan Sr., and her survivors include two sons. Bernard J. Bresnahan Jr. of Woodbridge, VA, Neil E.J. Bresnahan of Munich, Germany, a daughter Rosemary Parsells Harris of Lexington, VA, her grandchildren Samuel L., Edward J. Bresnahan, and Angela M. Bresnahan all of Woodbridge, Va. Melissa M. Parsells of Lexington, VA, Michel Jordan and Nicole M. Bresnahan of Frankfurt, Germany, and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass was held on Wednesday June 11, at Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell. Interment was in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence, MA.

Ida L. (Deblois) Spaulding
June 3, 2003
Mrs. Ida L. (Deblois) Spaulding, 70, of Bradford, MA died Tuesday at her residence in Bradford.
She was born in Dover, NH on Jan. 17, 1933, daughter of the late Erwin W. and Evelyn M. (Brown) Deblois.
Mrs. Spaulding was educated in Middleton and attended Danvers High School. Mrs. Spaulding was employed at AT&T for over 25 years retiring in 1991. She was a 40 year resident of Middleton prior to moving to Bradford in 1997, where she has been a resident since.
She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, the American Legion Auxiliary Post 227, and was an avid gardener.
She was the wife of the late Robert J. Denault, who died in 1983, and sister of the late Jean Denault, who died in February of 2003.
Her survivors include a son Kenneth R. Denault and his wife Michelle of Bradford, daughter Yvette M. and her husband Richard Feole of Bradford, sister Eileen Kennedy of Saugus, MA, 4 grandchildren, Lyn Toscano, Derek Beckwith, Katie Hennessey, and Derek Kelly all of Bradford, 3 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.
The graveside service was held on Friday, June 6, at the Oakdale Cemetery in Middleton, MA.
Calling hours at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home were held on Thursday evening.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02140-1102.

Evelyn Evans Reynolds
June 1, 2003
Mrs. Evelyn Evans Reynolds, 75, of Haverhill died suddenly Sunday evening at her residence.
Mrs. Reynolds was born in Everett, MA on April 16, 1928, daughter of the late Edward Arthur Evans and Mary Margaret Dunn.
She was attended the Immaculate Conception Grammar School and Malden Catholic High School. She later graduated from the Wyndham Secretarial School in Boston. Mrs. Reynolds was employed as an Administrative Assistant at Eljer Plumbing Ware for 15 years and most recently was employed part time in Real Estate Sales. Mrs. Reynolds was a resident of Everett until 1987 when she moved to Haverhill, where she has been a resident since.
She attended St. James Church in Haverhill, was a volunteer at the Lawrence General Hospital, and was a member of Crystal Springs Golf Club in Haverhill where she was an avid golfer.
Mrs. Reynolds was the former wife of the late Francis C. Reynolds, and is survived by her son Edward F. Reynolds and his wife Debra of N. Reading, daughters Kathryn A. and her husband Gary Jaffarian of Haverhill, and Ellyn E. Reynolds of Haverhill, 4 grandchildren, Nicole and Steven Reynolds, Gavin and Mara Jaffarian.
The Funeral Mass was held on Friday, June 6, at St. James Church, Winter St., Haverhill. Interment was private in the Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.
Calling hours at the funeral home were held on Thursday evening.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Haverhill Firefighters Relief Fund, 131 Water St., Haverhill, MA, 01830.

Solomon "Sy" Leavitt
May 30, 2003
Mr. Solomon "Sy" Leavitt, 85, of Mission Viejo, CA and formerly of Haverhill died Friday at the Coastal Community Hospital in Santa Ana, CA.
He was born in Haverhill on August 24, 1917, son of the late Louis M. and Mary (Chodes) Leavitt.
Mr. Leavitt was a graduate of Haverhill High School and the University of New Hampshire. While attending UNH, he was the University's School Tennis Champion. Mr. Leavitt was an Air Force veteran of WWII. Upon returning from the war he moved to CA where he has been a resident since.
Mr. Leavitt was a self-employed financial advisor and was the owner and operator of Sy Leavitt, Inc. Over the years, he developed a strong relationship with his clients and had served multiple generations within the same families. Mr. Leavitt was a generous contributor to the Medical Schools of UCLA as well as Irvine Medical School. He was a member of the Temple at Leisure World.
He was the husband of the late Shirley Leavitt and Doris "Dee" Leavitt.
His survivors include a sister Hannah Leavitt Heifetz of Andover, MA, and several nieces and nephews.
The graveside service was held on Thursday, June 5, at the Children of Israel Cemetery, Middle Rd., Haverhill.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the donor's choice.

Alice R. (Chretien) Monahan
May 30, 2003
Mrs. Alice R. (Chretien) Monahan, 75, of Derry, NH, and formerly of Lawrence, died Friday evening at her daughters home in Methuen.
She was born in Lawrence, August 13, 1927, daughter of the late Emile and Dianea (Bilodeau) Chretien.
Mrs. Monahan was educated in St. Anne's School, Lawrence.
For over 19 years she was employed as a presser at Eastern Uniform, until her retirement in 1992. Mrs. Monahan moved to Derry in 1993.
She was the wife of the late Harold H. Monahan who died in 1971, and her survivors include her sons, Harold A., Raymond H., Michael J. all of Lawrence, daughters, Joanne Domingue of Methuen, Katherine Monahan of Lawrence, Eileen L. and her husband Daniel Markey of Derry, NH, Patricia E. Monahan of Lawrence, sisters, Lorraine Mottram of Haverhill, Jeannette Cantwell of Lawrence, her stepmother, Annette Chretien, step-brothers, Robert, William and James Chretien all of Lebanon, NH, her longtime companion, Kenneth D. Turner of Derry, NH, 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Monahan was the mother of the late Thomas J. Monahan who died in 2000 and sister of the late Eileen Chretien.
The graveside service was held on Tuesday, June 3, at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence.

Marjorie (Johnson) Collins
May 27, 2003
Marjorie (Johnson) Collins, 85, of 116 River Pines Groveland, died Tuesday May 27 at her residence after a brief illness.
She was the widow of the late Wilfred A. Collins Sr. who died in l972.
Born and educated in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Harry A. and Stella C. (Patterson) Johnson, and was a Haverhill resident most of her life.
For many years she was employed at Cleary Cleaners.
Marjorie was a member of the First Universalist Unitarian Church and was a member of the Ladies Circle at the Church.
Her survivors include her sons and daughters in law Charles J. "Chuck" and his wife Diane H. Collins of Haverhill, Wilfred a. Collins Jr. and his wife Lynn of Haverhill, a daughter Peggyann and her husband John R. Hilsabeck of Mattapoisett, a sister Julia M. Terry of Boynton, Beach. Fl, 7 grandchildren Jeffrey, Eric, Merridith Collins Kelly Feaster, Jill Foye, Jamie Wiksten, Lindsey Huckins. She was also the sister of the late H. Arnold Johnson and Lois Munt.
A Memorial Service was held on Monday, June 2, at the First Universalist Unitarian Church. Burial in the Linwood Cemetery was private at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the First Universalist Unitarian Church Ladies Circle, 15 Kenoza Ave. Haverhill, Ma, 01830.

Rita A. (Nadreau) Webster
May 27, 2003
Mrs. Rita A. (Nadreau) Webster, 83, of Haverhill, died Tuesday morning at her home.
She was born in Haverhill, November 6, 1919, daughter of the late Joseph and Esmerilda (Benoit) Nadreau.
Mrs. Webster was educated in St. Joseph’s Grammar School and attended Assumption Academy High School, Nicolet, Canada, form where she graduated 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 and her survivors include 2 sons, Robert J. Webster of Haverhill, Wayne Webster of Merrimac, 3 daughters, Linda Lazos of Bradford, Sandra Tracy of Amesbury, Pamela Yemma of Haverhill, 2 brothers, Louie Nadreau of Florida, a sister, Jeannette Wentworth of Florida, 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Francis and Donald Nadreau
The funeral service was held Friday, May 30, at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St., Bradford. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Haverhill.
Calling hours at the Bradford Funeral home were held on Thursday.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Turning Point, PO Box 548, Newburyport, MA 01950.

Mary E. Foley
May 26, 2003
Mary E. Foley, 39, of 100 Water St., died Monday at the Kenoza Manor Nursing Home.
She was born in Haverhill April 4, l963, daughter of Margaret (Passas) Foley of Haverhill, and the late Daniel F. Foley.
Mary 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, a brother Daniel F. Foley Jr. of Haverhill, two sisters Patricia A. and her husband Christiano Lima of Pawtucket, RI. Kathleen T. and her husband Bernard Muir of Haverhill, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was also the fiancée of the late Ken Dovey
The Funeral Mass was held on Friday, May 30, at St. James Church, Winter St., Haverhill. Burial was in the City Cemetery, Hilldale Ave. Haverhill.
Calling hours at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home were held on Thursday evening.


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