Essex County, Massachusetts
Miscellaneous Obituaries


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08 October 2002 The Salem News

ATKINSON -- In Salem, of Peabody, Oct. 4, Franklyn C. Atkinson, age 77 years, of Lynnfield Street, Peabody, husband of the late Arlene L. (Estes) Atkinson. Services will be held at the Parker Funeral Home, 35 Franklin St., Lynn, on Friday at 11 a.m., to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Victory Chapter 157 OES will hold services on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Mount Carmel Masonic Lodge will hold Masonic funeral services on Thursday at 6 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114, or the Gordon College Development Fund, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA 01984. (10/8,9,10) 

BURGESS -- Of League City, Texas, Sept. 1, 2002, John Edward Burgess, 62, husband of Jacquelene Burgess. Following a private service, there will be a memorial remembrance celebration at the home of Richard Burgess, 128 Old Essex Road, Manchester, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. All family and friends are welcome. (10/8) 

BYRNE -- Of Peabody, formerly of Revere, Oct. 6, Gerard J., 77 years, husband of the late Mary B. (Hayes) Byrne and former husband of Lorraine M. (Bell) Byrne of Revere. His funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m., from the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, at the 20 Church St., Peabody location, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., in St. John the Baptist Church, Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m. Burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For directions and guestbook, visit www.ccbfuneral.com. (10/8) 

CHASE -- Of Ipswich, Oct. 7, Charlotte M. (Hill) Chase, 74, beloved wife of James Chase, and mother of five. Her funeral service will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., in the Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County St., Ipswich, followed by interment in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are tomorrow (Wednesday) from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich. (10/8) 

COMPTON -- Of Lynn, Oct. 7, Donald H., age 73. Husband of Marjorie (Fisher) Stone-Compton and the late Demetra (Phillips) Compton. Father of Gene Compton of Gloucester and his wife, Donna, Ritchie Compton of Lynn and his wife, Kathleen; a stepson, N~eil Stone of New Hampshire; two daughters, Donna Regan of Lynn and her husband, ~Michael, Debbie Compton of Lynn; a stepdaughter, Pam Gallagher of Peabody and~ her husband, Joe. Grandfather of Todd, Christopher and Nicole Compton, Joshua Richard, Bobbie Dee Regan, Patrick and Kate Gallagher, Kevin, Shyla and Christopher Stone. Uncle of Wayne Compton of Lynn and his wife, Andrea. Brother of the late William Compton and Hope Lyons. Funeral from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Thursday at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Pius V Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Friends may call on Wednesday, 3 to 7 p.m. Donations in his memory may be sent to Breast Cancer Awareness, c/o American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. (10/8) 

CROUSE -- Of Bellingham, Oct. 5, 2002, William A., 89, beloved husband of Marie C. (McKeigue) Crouse and loving father of Ellen Siddell and Betsy LaPlaca. Funeral will be held Wednesday at 8 a.m. from Cartier's Funeral Home, 151 South Main St., Bellingham, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in Assumption Church, Moody Street, Bellingham. Inurnment Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Visiting hours Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. At the family's request, memorial donations to Visiting Nurse Service of Greater Rhode Island, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Lincoln, RI 02865 would be appreciated. (10/7,8) 

DANFORTH -- Of Marblehead, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, Arthur M. "Pete" Danforth, 95. He was the husband of the late Therese (Gourdeau) Danforth; father of Peter Danforth and his wife, Rose, of Hamburg, N.Y., Simon Danforth and his wife, Marianne E. of Marblehead, Mass. and Tobias Danforth and his wife, Alison, of Marblehead, Mass.; grandfather of Peter C. Danforth, Christian Danforth, Lise Danforth, Erika Danforth, Ethan Danforth and Micah Danforth; great-grandfather of Olivia Maerz; brother of Jane Arsenault of Dover, N.H. Funeral from the Eustis-Cornell Funeral Home of J.S. Waterman and Sons, 142 Elm St., Marblehead, MA on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002 at 11 a.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 o'clock noon in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead. Visitation at funeral home, Wednesday from 11 to 11:45 a.m. prior to funeral Mass. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marblehead VNA, Widger Road, Marblehead, MA 01945. Please visit www.mem.com for memorial. (10/7,8) 

EMENEY -- Of Beverly and Silver Lake, N.H., Oct. 6, Douglas J. Emeney, 73 years, husband of Dorothy R. (Soucy) Emeney. Father of Douglas J. Emeney of Salem and Deborah and her husband, Daniel Monaco, of Beverly. Beloved grandfather of Hannah Jane Monaco of Beverly. A memorial service will be held Thursday in the Lee, Moody & Russell Funeral Home, 9 Dane St., Beverly, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Memorial visiting hours are Wednesday in the funeral home, from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial of the urn in Hamilton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923. Veteran USAF, WWII. (10/8,9) 

KOTARSKI -- Of North Reading, in Naples, Maine, Oct. 5, 2002, suddenly, Alexander John "George" Kotarski, 57, loving husband of Maureen (Ambrose) Kotarski and devoted father of Michael Kotarski of Reading and Alexandria Pacelli of Dracut. Also survived by four grandchildren. His funeral will be held on Thursday at 8:15 a.m., from the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, at the 12 Chestnut St., Peabody facility, followed by a funeral Mass in St. John's Church, Peabody, at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Children's Hospital Trust, 138 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446, in his memory. For directions and guestbook, visit ccbfuneral.com. (10/8) 

OUELLETTE -- In Salem Hospital, Oct. 5. Noella J. (Levesque) Ouellette, age 78, of Ocean Avenue, Salem. Wife of Leo E. Ouellette and mother of Raymond E. and Henry L. Ouellette, Jeanne M. O'Donoghue, Linda J. Philibert, Rita A. Romanovitz, Ann E. Conner. Sister of Marie Clement, Lillian LeBlanc and Lucille "Babe" Languirand. Her funeral will be on Thursday at 8 a.m., from the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St., Salem (Route 114/1A), followed by her funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, Salem, at 9 a.m. Visiting hours Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. (10/8,9) 

RAUSEO -- Of Wakefield, Oct. 6, Angelo H. Rauseo, husband of Teresa E. (Candelora) Rauseo; father of Carole A. Carr of Wakefield and Donna J. Donovan and her husband, Russell, of Peabody; brother of Arthur J. Rauseo of Georgetown and George Rauseo of Everett and the late Michael, Nicholas and Joseph Rauseo and Mary Annetti; grandfather of Diana, Jennifer and Shawn Donovan. Funeral from the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose, Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Florence Church, 47 Butler Ave., Wakefield at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. (10/7,8) 

YANDOW -- Of Nashua, N.H., Oct. 7, 2002, in Exeter, N.H., Otis David Yandow Jr., 83, husband of the late Agnes (Kirby) Yandow and the late Rita Pearl (Hebb) Yandow. His funeral will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m., at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, at the 12 Chestnut St., Peabody facility. A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, No. Canton, OH 44720. For directions and guestbook, visit ccbfuneral.com. (10/8)

09 October 2002 The Salem News

ATKINSON -- In Salem, of Peabody, Oct. 4, Franklyn C. Atkinson, age 77 years, of Lynnfield Street, Peabody, husband of the late Arlene L. (Estes) Atkinson. Services will be held at the Parker Funeral Home, 35 Franklin St., Lynn, on Friday at 11 a.m., to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Victory Chapter 157 OES will hold services on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Mount Carmel Masonic Lodge will hold Masonic funeral services on Thursday at 6 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114, or the Gordon College Development Fund, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA 01984. (10/8,9,10) 

DACY -- Of Danvers, Oct. 6, George A. Dacy, 96. Husband of the late Muriel (Thorner) Dacy. Son of the late Arthur and Mildred (Dacy). Brother of Muriel Dacy of Danvers and the late Earl and Kimball Dacy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m., in Greenlawn Cemetery, Moody Square, Salem. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. At the request of the family, there are no visiting hours. Arrangements are under the direction of C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square. (10/9) 

EMENEY -- Of Beverly and Silver Lake, N.H., Oct. 6, Douglas J. Emeney, 73 years, husband of Dorothy R. (Soucy) Emeney. Father of Douglas J. Emeney of Salem and Deborah and her husband, Daniel Monaco, of Beverly. Beloved grandfather of Hannah Jane Monaco of Beverly. A memorial service will be held Thursday in the Lee, Moody & Russell Funeral Home, 9 Dane St., Beverly, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Memorial visiting hours are Wednesday in the funeral home, from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial of the urn in Hamilton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923. Veteran USAF, WWII. (10/8,9) 

MURPHY -- Of Beverly, Aug. 25, 2002, John William "Jack" Murphy, age 75 years, husband of the late Florence (Nutile) Murphy. Father of John "Jack" Murphy Jr. of Las Vegas, Allan Murphy of Salem, Joanne Davis of Danvers; one stepdaughter, Patricia Antonucci of Ipswich. Brother of Jeremiah Murphy of Rockport and Gloria Cortucci of Beverly. Grandfather of Ryan and Kevin Davis of Danvers and Jane Murphy of Salem. He was the former husband of Elsie (Blenkhorn) Murphy of Salem. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Beverly, on Saturday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Arrangements are under the direction of the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly. (10/9) 

OUELLETTE -- In Salem Hospital, Oct. 5. Noella J. (Levesque) Ouellette, age 78, of Ocean Avenue, Salem. Wife of Leo E. Ouellette and mother of Raymond E. and Henry L. Ouellette, Jeanne M. O'Donoghue, Linda J. Philibert, Rita A. Romanovitz, Ann E. Conner. Sister of Marie Clement, Lillian LeBlanc and Lucille "Babe" Languirand. Her funeral will be on Thursday at 8 a.m., from the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St., Salem (Route 114/1A), followed by her funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, Salem, at 9 a.m. Visiting hours Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. (10/8,9) 

PALMER -- Of Peabody, Oct. 7, 2002. April Palmer, 16, daughter of Raymond and Janet (Melanson) Palmer, all of Peabody. Sister of Eddie Fuller, Kelli Smith, Jenny Hobbs, Casey Mackey and Gina Palmer. Granddaughter of Florence Palmer. Her funeral will be held on Friday at 10 a.m., from the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, at the 12 Chestnut St., Peabody facility, followed by a funeral Mass in St. John Church, Peabody, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours on Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the April Palmer Memorial Trust Fund, c/o Eastern Bank, 112 Market St., Lynn, MA 01901. (10/9) 

VITALE -- Of Hamilton, Oct. 8, Ralph J. Vitale, age 72 years, husband of Doris C. (Leighton) Vitale. Father of Mickey J. Vitale, Thomas W. Vitale, Ellen A. Dragonetti, Robin A. Stewart and the late John A. Vitale. Brother of Gigi DiPaolo, Richard A. Vitale and Paul A. Vitale. The funeral will be from the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, Friday at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, North Beverly, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Burial in Hamilton Cemetery. Contributions may be made in his memory to The National MS Society, 101A First Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451. (10/9,10) 

WESCOTT -- Of Hamilton, Oct. 7, 2002, James L. Wescott, age 90 years, husband of Marjorie G. (Tarr) Wescott. Surviving him are three children, three brothers, one sister, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, on Friday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial in Hamilton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923. (10/9)

May 1, 1997
METHUEN — Julena "Joy" (Bartels) Wadsworth, 70, of Harvard Avenue, died yesterday at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. She was the wife of the late John A. Wadsworth.
She was born in Nebraska and had been a Methuen resident for more than 50 years. She was educated in Nebraska and was a graduate of the former Fugere's Beauty School in Lawrence. She had been employed with the former Community Drug Store in Methuen; as head cashier at Marlin Mills in Methuen; and also with the Methuen Co-Op Bank before her retirement.
She was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church of Lawrence and The Peace Lutheran Church of Deshler, Neb.
Mrs. Wadsworth is survived by a son John W. Wadsworth of Methuen; two daughters, Joanne M. and son-in-law Alvan Seaman of Salisbury, and Janice L. Wadsworth of Methuen; two grandchildren, Daniel W. and Lauren E. Seaman of Salisbury, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway.
Burial will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Caling hours are tomorrow, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice, 1 Union St., Andover, Mass. 01810 or to the Diabetes Foundation, 377 Elliott St., Newton, Mass.

June 24, 1997
SEABROOK —  Reginald H. Smith, 83, of 99 Whippoorwill, died Monday at Exeter Healthcare Inc. He was the husband of Edith M. (Goodchild) Smith. 
He was born in England, Dec. 21, 1913, the son of the late Edwin J. and Florence (Hedger) Smith.
Mr. Smith worked as an engineer for British Overseas Airways Corp., now British Airways, for many years.
He had lived in Seabrook since 1987.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Ronald B. Smith of Hanover, Pa.; two daughters, Sandra M. Accardi of Newburyport, and Patricia B. Smith of Plantation, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton, Thursday at 11 a.m.
Cremation will be in the Phoenix Crematory, Hampton.
The family requests that flowers please be omitted.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Brown Hill Road, Bow, N.H. 03304.

June 24, 1997
ROWLEY — Lois (Rand) Poole, 89, of 20 Burke Ave., Rowley, died early yesterday morning at the Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. She was the wife of the late Walter R. Poole Sr.
She was born Oct. 28, 1907 in Holmesburgh, Pa., daughter of the late Alonzo C. and Flora E. (Paul) Rand.
She worked for the former Brodie Wood Heel Co. in Amesbury; she also worked for the River House in Ipswich.
Mrs. Poole was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rowley. Mrs. Poole was very active in the church; she taught Sunday School and was formerly the church clerk. She also enjoyed gardening and house plants.
Mrs. Poole is survived by two sons, Walter R. Poole Jr., pastor of the First Baptist Church and David Rand Poole of New Boston, N.H.; a daughter, Phyllis Ann Poole of Rowley; a brother, Alonzo Rand Jr. of East Patchoque, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, Main Street.
Burial will be in the Main Street Cemetery. 
Calling hours are tomorrow evening, 7-9, in the Frank S. Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 14 Independent St.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 305, Rowley, Mass. 01969.

June 24, 1997
HAVERHILL— James A. Judge, 83, of Haverhill, Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, N.H., died Sunday in Lakeview House Nursing Home in Haverhill. He was the husband of the late Madeline (Bail) Judge, who died in 1976.
He was born in Seymour, Conn.
Mr. Judge worked for 30 years at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as a combination welder. He moved to Kittery and was an active member of the Portsmouth Handball & Racquetball League at he JFK Center in Portsmouth in the '80s, where he won many trophies.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary J. Hall of Amesbury, and Catherine C. Judge of Freeport, Maine; a sister, Caroline Hoyle of Ludlow; and two grandchildren, Susanna Hall and Steven Hall.
His funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Ryder Funeral Home, 33 Lamb St., South Hadley. 
Burial is in Notre Dame Cemetery, South Hadley.

June 24, 1997
DANVILLE, N.H. — Alfred Ellyson, 77, of Beach Plain Road, died Saturday at Parkland Medical Center in Derry. He was the husband of Phillis (Pratt) Ellyson.
He was born July 31, 1919 in Newburyport, he was the son of the late Alfred Sr. and Mae (Smith) Ellyson.
Mr. Ellyson graduated with honors from Sanborn Seminary in Kingston, N.H. He attended evening classes at the University of New Hampshire in Durham while working as a machinist apprentice. He was employed as a first class machinist and tool maker at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for 33 years.
He served in the Army during World War II.
Mr. Ellyson was a state representative for Hampstead, Atkinson and Plaistow for 10 years, from 1978 to 1988.
He was a member of the American Post Legion Post 115 in Danville, serving as chaplain for one year.
He joined the Hampstead Grange in 1950 and was a former Master. He was also a member of the Danville Grange.
He had been a member of the Republican Senatorial Inner Circle since 1991.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held today at the Danville Baptist Church. Burial was in Meetinghouse Cemetery in Danville.
Calling hours were yesterday at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, N.H.

June 24, 1997
ROWLEY — Jean Perry Begley, 58, of 23 Central St., died Sunday in Beth Israel Hospital, Boston. She was the wife of Michael J. Begley.
Mrs. Begley had lived in Rowley for the past 17 years, having lived in Leominster for 10 years and in Attleboro for many years. She was a secretary or the Beverly School for the Deaf from 1984 until retiring in 1992.
From 1980 to 1984 she was a bank teller for the Ipswich Savings Bank.
She was born in Attleboro, a daughter of Lottie A. (Thompson) Perry of Attleboro and the late E. Joseph Perry. She was a 1956 graduate of Attleboro High School, a 1958 graduate of Westbrook Junior College in Portland, Maine and a 1960 graduate of Springfield College.
Mrs. Begley was a teacher in the YMCA Nursery school of Leominster from 1969 to 1979 and had taught in elementary schools in Norton, and Enfield, Conn., for several years.
She was a volunteer at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport and the Beverly Hospital for many years. 
She was a 51-year survivor of diabetes.
In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by two sons, Peter W. Begley of Rye, N.H. and Timothy L. Begley of Attleboro; two brothers, Ralph Perry of Orr's Island, Maine, and David A. Perry Sr. of Attleboro; a sister, Sylvia Hicks of San Diego, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral and burial will be private.
Arrangements are by the Foley-Hathaway Funeral Home, 126 S. Main St., Attleboro.

May 1, 1997
CHELMSFORD — Donald L. Haes Sr., 64, a resident of Chelmsford for the past 27 years, died Tuesday at the St. Joseph's Health Care Center in Lowell. He was the husband of Charlotte (Towns) Haes.
Born on Sept. 24, 1932, in Mankato, Minn., he was the son of the late Dr. Julius E. and Josephine (Cleveland) Haes Sr. and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Haes was a graduate of Manakato State College with a degree in chemistry. He was employed as a radio-chemist with Dupont-NEN in Billerica, was a member of NEN Golf League and was the newsletter editor.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Donald L. Haes Jr. and wife Barbara of Lowell, and Claudia H. DesJardins and Jennifer L. Haes, both of Amesbury; a brother, Julius E. Haes Jr. of Nebraska; three sisters, Donna Hanson, Renee Annexstad and Mary Jane Wheeler, all of Minnesota; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 11 at the Blake Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford.
Cremation will be in Linwood Crematory, Haverhill.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 66Y Concord St., Wilmington, Mass. 01887.

May 1, 1997
NEWBURYPORT — Joe Dunn, 62, formerly of Newburyport, died in Ithaca, N.Y., on April 15, shortly after visiting Newburyport for a benefit his friend had put together for him.
He died very quickly without pain from complications from lung cancer.
In high school he attended Seminary School, planning to become a priest. He later went to Boston College. While there he attended a lecture given by the poet Charles Olsen, who was also the president of Black Mountain College. He was moved to transfer there — a college where many poets and artists of contemporary American beat culture were schooled.
When the college closed he moved to San Francisco, started the White Rabbit Press and published poetry. There he was a compatriot and friend of Kerouac, Ginsberg, Snyder and other poets. He returned to Boston and was one of the Stone Soup Poets in Cambridge. He moved to the Newburyport area and continued organizing poetry readings at Middle Street Foods, The Thirty Whale and Jake's Cafe.
He married Rose Belforti and had two girls, Michelle and Anna Lee.
In 1979 he was one of the original founders of the Children's Theatre of Newburyport with Anna Smulovitz and Theresa Linnihan, and was its longest continuous member. His involvement with the theatre allowed his youthful spirit to flourish in an environment that he loved — full of young faces, fantasy, humor, imagination and close relationships. He had a very strong love of literature, particularly of Shakespeare.
In 1990 he re-established The White Rabbit, in Newburyport, and continued to be known for his poetic eye in spotting and publishing poets such as Jack Spicer and D. Leveton. 
He battled alcoholism and in the last six years his life became filled with loving friends and great times.
He leaves his two daughters, Michelle and Anna Lee Dunn, and grandson, Michael Tucker.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, at Plum Island Point, followed by a memorial poetry reading and gathering upstairs at The Grog, Middle Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to his grandson, Michael Tucker, c/o the Institution for Savings, State Street, Newburyport, Mass. 01950. 

May 1, 1997
SEABROOK — Vernon G. "Mushy" Dow Sr., 74, of 70 Washington St., died yesterday at the Exeter Hospital.
Mr. Dow had been employed by the Seabrook Highway Department since 1968 and was elected road agent in 1982, a position he held until his retirement in 1995.
He was born in Seabrook, Nov. 2, 1922, the son of the late Milwood S. and Charlotte M. (Fowler) Dow.
In his earlier years he owned and operated Mushy's Variety Store on Collins Street and also ran a pool hall in town.
Mr. Dow was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Raymond E. Walton American Legion Post 70 and was a charter and 50 year member of the Seabrook Firemen's Association. He also played left field for the Seabrook AAA Baseball team many years ago and was known for the many home runs he hit.
Family members include two sons, Vernon G. Dow Jr., and Derek W. Dow, both of Seabrook; a brother, Milwood S. Dow Jr., and two sisters, Lorenda Felch, and Gloria Chase, all of Seabrook; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton, Saturday at 1 p.m.
Burial will be in the Wildwood Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home are tomorrow, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

February 2, 1998
SALISBURY — Lillian D. Smith, 67, of 197 Elm St., died Friday evening at the Greenleaf House Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Clyde Smith Jr.
She was born in Newburyport, Aug. 7, 1930, and had been a longtime resident of the city.
Mrs. Smith had worked at the former Ruth Shoe Co. and also at the former CBS-Hytron Co., both of Newburyport.
She is survived by four daughters and a son-in-law, Carol and Charles George of Salisbury, Denise Boyd of St. Petersburg, Fla., Deborah Douglas of Clearwater, Fla., and Darlene Cole of Newburyport; three sons, Dennis Fowler of Bradford, Dean Fowler of Amesbury and Douglas Smith of Newburyport; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Ronald Fowler.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Funeral Home, 35 Green St., Newburyport.
Springtime burial will be in Long Hill Cemetery.
By request of the family, there will be no calling hours.

February 2, 1998
BYFIELD — John R. Henry, 70, of 244 Middle Road, died Saturday at his home. He was the husband of Anne M. (Dacey) Henry.
Mr. Henry was an engineer at Avco and Teledyne. He then started his own business, John Henry Associates, but subsequently returned to Avco, from which he retired.
Born in Quincy on May 13, 1927, he was the son of the late George M. and Elizabeth J. (MacDougall) Henry.
Mr. Henry was a 1953 graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant.
He was an avid sailor, a member and past commodore of the American Yacht Club in Newburyport and the owner of the sailboat, Not Yet. 
He was a member of the American Society of Engineering.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth "Betsy" and Joseph Rensa of Hampton, N.H., Anne M. and George Arey of Wiscasset, Maine, and Susan M. and James Busby of Wilmington; six sons and two daughters-in-law, Gerald R. Henry of Rye, John R. and Bernadette Henry of Amesbury, Lee J. Henry of Dover, N.H., Thomas G. and Brett Henry of Seattle, Wash., Andrew J. Henry of Byfield and Robert C. Henry of Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the father of the late Christopher R. Henry.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Twomey-LeBlanc Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Green Street, Newburyport.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Newburyport.
Calling hours at the funeral home are tomorrow, 5-8 p.m.

May 18, 1998
NEWTON, N.H. — Arlyn R. Leach, 61, of 2 Bear Hill Road, died Saturday afternoon at Exeter Hospital in Exeter, N.H. He was the husband of Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Barnes) Leach.
Born in Ellsworth, Maine, Oct. 8, 1936, he was the son of Walter R. Leach of Cherryfield, Maine, and the late Madeleine P. (Scott) Leach.
Mr. Leach received a bachelor of science degree in electronic engineering from the University of Maine in 1959 and in 1966 he received his master of science degree in electronic engineering from the University of New Hampshire.
He had worked as an engineer for the former Western Electric Co., now Lucent Technologies, for 30 years.
A member of the First Christian Church of Newton, N.H., he also served as a deacon of the church.
Mr. Leach and his wife enjoyed skiing and traveling.
In addition to his wife and his father, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth A. and Arlene Leach, and David S. and Christine Leach, and two grandchildren, Margaret and Denzil, all of Newton, N.H.; and a brother, Wayne Leach of Winslow, Maine.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 5 Amesbury Road, Newton, N.H.
Private burial will be at the New Sharon Cemetery, New Sharon, Maine.
Calling hours at Paul C. Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Ave., Amesbury, are tomorrow, 7-9 p.m.

May 18, 1998
MEREDITH, N.H. — Leona P. "Lee" (Chetsas) Hall, 73, of Meredith, N.H., formerly of Newburyport, died yesterday at her home after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Warren C. Hall, who died in 1996.
Born in Newburyport, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Evdokea Chetsas. She was raised in Newburyport and was a 1942 graduate of Newburyport High School.
Mrs. Hall had worked for the former CBS-Hytron Co. in Newburyport and also worked as a hostess for many area restaurants.
She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church Of The Annunciation of Newburyport.
She is survived by a son, Johnathan Geanakos of Ipswich; a brother, Leonidas "Leon" Chetsas of Amesbury; two sisters, Bessie Christopher of Florida and Madeline Christopher of California; two grandchildren, Alexander and Abigail Geanakos, both of Ipswich; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Diomides "Don" Chetsas.
Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Twomey-LeBlanc Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, followed by funeral services at 11 at the Greek Orthodox Church Of The Annunciation, Harris Street, Newburyport.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Amesbury.
Calling hours are tomorrow, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Annunciation Church Building Fund, PO Box 575, Newburyport, Mass. 01950.

May 18, 1998
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Thomas R. Fale, 40, of 7890 East Spring St., Long Beach, formerly of Groveland, died early Wednesday morning in Los Alamitos, Calif.
Born in Melrose, April 20, 1958, he was the son of Richard K. Fale of Long Beach and Patricia (Tarr) Busch of Kingston, N.H.
He had been living in Long Beach for the past five years, where he had worked as a cabinet maker at Barr Lumber Co. Before moving to California, he had worked at Vernon Plastics in Haverhill.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Erin Fale of Groveland; two sons, Daniel and Thomas Fale, both of Plaistow, N.H; a sister, Jill McComiskie of Groveland; two brothers, John Fale of Pembroke and Greg Fale of Bradford; paternal grandmother, Alice Fale of Maine; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Paul C. Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, 334 Main St., Haverhill, followed by burial in Riverview Cemetery, Groveland.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be Wednesday, 2-4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

May 18, 1998
LYNN — Dorothy M. Corcoran, 76, of Greenwood Avenue, died yesterday at Union Hospital in Lynn after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Michael B. Corcoran, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.
Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Agnes (Kiley) Kane. She was a 1940 graduate of Lynn Classical High School and was a lifelong resident of Lynn.
Mrs. Corcoran was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, where she was a former member of the Sodality. She was a member of the Pine Hill Civic Association. She was also an avid bowler in the Catholic Women's Bowling League and the Clam Shell Bowling League.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Michael B. Corcoran of Lynn, Lawrence E. and Terry Corcoran of Lynn, Richard J. and Carolyn Corcoran of Rowley, and William T. and Kathleen Corcoran of Winthrop; two daughters, Priscilla A. Corcoran and Margaret J. Wilson, both of Lynn; three brothers, John Kane, William Kane and Richard Kane, all of Lynn; a sister, Ruth Curran of Lynn; her mother-in-law, Margaret (Gilbane) Corcoran of Lynn; 14 grandchildren, Donna Brown, Lori Harkness, Michael Corcoran, Kathleen, Colleen, Sean, Terrence, Molly, Matthew, Mark and Toni Corcoran, Christine McClory, William McClory and Mary Corcoran; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Raymond Kane, Robert Kane and Kathleen McGaughey.
Her funeral will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., followed by a funeral Mass at 10 at Sacred Heart Church.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Calling hours are this evening, 7-9, and tomorrow, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, 571 Boston St., Lynn, Mass. 01905.

May 19, 1998
GOTHA, Fla. — Mabel Elise (Prescott) Tidd, 76, of 3721 Pompano Court, died Sunday at her home. She was the wife of Ellsworth Tidd.
Born in Exeter, Maine, on July 27, 1921, the was the daughter of the late Ralph S. and Lillias (Grinnell) Prescott.
Mrs. Tidd was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Georgetown.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, James Tidd of Gilford, N.H., Nilson Tidd of Georgetown and Miles Tidd of East Hampton, N.H.; three daughters, Joanne Bagley of Exeter, N.H., Shirley Shultz of Rice, Minn. and Geanna Gute of Lancaster, Calif.; three brothers, Ralph Prescott of Georgetown, George Prescott of Haverhill and Melville Prescott of Okeechobee, Fla.; two sisters, Elizabeth Illsley of Prescott, Ariz. and Esther Chard of Kissimmee, Fla.; 31 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jewett Street, Georgetown.
Burial will be private in Harmony Cemetery, Georgetown.
At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by Merton E. Roberts Jr. Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant St., Georgetown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 66Y Concord St., Wilmington, Mass. 01887-2100.

May 19, 1998
MERRIMAC — Harold M. Daniels, 86, of 30 Winter St., Merrimac, died Sunday evening at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. He was the husband of Anna G. (Eaton) Daniels.
Born in Rowley, Feb. 20, 1912, he was the son of the late John R. and Sarah (Mansfield) Daniels.
A resident of Rowley for the first 26 years of his life, he had been a resident of Merrimac for the past 60 years.
A plumber by profession, he worked for the former Franklin Plumbing Co. of Merrimac. In later years he worked as a janitor for the Donaghue and Sweetsir schools of Merrimac, and retired as janitor from the Merrimac Post Office. He also served on the Merrimac Fire Department for many years.
Mr. Daniels was a member and past worshipful master of Bethany Lodge AF&AM and had been actively involved with the Lodge of Instruction.
In addition to his wife of 62 years, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce E. and Norman W. Armstrong of Merrimac; a brother, Roland Daniels of Rowley; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
He was the father of the late Robert A. Daniels, who died Nov. 7, 1986.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Paul C. Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, 36 West Main St., followed by burial in Locust Grove Cemetery.
Calling hours are today, 2-4 and 7-9. Bethany Lodge will conduct Masonic services at 6:45.
Memorial donations may be made to the Merrimac Fire Department Ambulance Fund, 21 East Main St., Merrimac, Mass. 01860 or to Bethany Lodge AF&AM, 100 East Main St., Merrimac, Mass. 01860.

May 19, 1998
HAVERHILL — Raymond Abbott, 74, of Haverhill, formerly of Danvers, died Sunday in a local nursing facility following a lengthy illness.
Born on Aug. 30, 1923, he was the son of the late Everett and Lena (Goodwin) Abbott. He had resided in Danvers for many years prior to moving to Haverhill.
Mr. Abbott is survived by a sister, Celia Learoyd of Rowley; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Everett Abbott and Helen Gudavich.
A graveside service will be held tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at the Walnut Grove Cemetery, Sylvan Street, Danvers.
At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cerebral Palsy of the North Shore, 29 Lowell St., Peabody, Mass. 01960.
Arrangements are by C.R. Lyons & Sons, funeral directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers.

May 20, 1998
SALEM, N.H. — Daniel Manjouranes, 84, of Salem, N.H., died yesterday at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. He was the husband of Persa (Dongas) Manjouranes.
Born in Boston on June 7, 1913, he was the son of the late George and Maria (Donbangis) Manjouranes. He was educated in Boston schools.
Mr. Manjouranes left Boston in 1955 and lived in Weymouth and Haverhill before moving to Salem, N.H. He was a waiter at the former Hotel Statler in Boston for 25 years before his retirement in 1972.
He was a member of the Church of the Holy Apostles.
In addition to his wife of 50 years, he is survived by three sisters, Pricilla Vaciliou of Lynn, Rose Rouvalis of Arlington and Catherine Kirlis of Peabody; and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Scatamacchia Funeral Home, 358 Washington St., followed by funeral services at the Church of the Holy Apostles.
Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home are tomorrow, 5-8 p.m.

May 20, 1998
HAVERHILL — Doris Y. (Harden) Smith, 87, of 38 Spruce St., died last evening at Kenoza Nursing Home in Haverhill. She was the wife of the late Lloyd G. Smith, who died Feb. 2, 1996.
Born in Wakefield, Jan. 18, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Edward S. and Elflida J. (Young) Harden and had attended Haverhill public schools and Northern Essex Community College.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Riverside Memorial Church and its Women's Guild and Love Circle; Oppela Temple #50, Daughters of the Nile of Boston; Fernald League for Retarded Children Inc. of Waverley; the Haverhill and Essex County Women's Republican Clubs and the New England Historic Genealogical Society of Boston. She had also been past president from 1944-1945 of the Crowell-Groveland Street Schools Parent-Teachers Association; and the Boy Scout Mothers Auxiliary of Troop 12, and a member of the Poland Spring Preservation Society of Poland Spring, Maine.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Lloyd E. and Edythe Smith of Haverhill, and Rodney E. Smith of Baldwinville; two sisters, Mary Littlefield of Haverhill and Mildred Sarcione of Galena, Mo.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Paul C. Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, 334 Main St., followed by burial in Walnut Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home are Friday, 1-2 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., Haverhill, Mass. 01830, or to the Arthritis Foundation, 29 Crafts St., Suite 450, Newton, Mass. 02158.

May 20, 1998
STEPHENSTOWN, N.Y. — Capt. Joseph "Hunka" Cole, 89, of Stephenstown, died suddenly Monday while doing yard work at his home. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Cole.
A native of the Joppa section of Newburyport, Mr. Cole skippered party boats out of Newburyport and Seabrook for more than 40 years. He also ran a ferry boat out of Boca Grande and Bokeelia, Fla. He was known as a highliner harpooner for tuna in the 1940s and early 1950s.
He is survived by two sons, Joseph Cole and Eugene Cole, both of Salisbury; a daughter, Thelma Raume of Stephenstown; a sister, Bertha Janvrin; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held in Stephenstown for the family.

May 20, 1998
ROWLEY — Peter C. Morse, 48, of Lawrence, died suddenly late Sunday evening in Salem, N.H.
Born in Salem, Mass., on Dec. 26, 1949, he was the son of Marian (Hoberg) Haynes. He grew up in the Newburyport area where he attended the Kelley, Belleville and Jackman schools. He then joined the Job Corps and later joined the Army. Mr. Morse was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He worked in carpentry and deleading for Architectural Deleading, Inc. of Salem, N.H.
His hobbies included model building and carpentry.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Rhiannon Morse of Newton, N.H.; a brother, Wayne Morse of Warren, N.H.; a sister, Jill McCarthy of Portsmouth, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Frank S. Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 14 Independent St., Rowley.
Burial will be in Main Street Cemetery, Rowley.
Calling hours are tomorrow, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

May 20, 1998
HAVERHILL — Carol J. Blair, 74, of 9 Victor St., died Monday evening at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Boston. He was the husband of Marjorie (Labrie) Blair.
Born in St. John, Maine on Dec. 9, 1923, he was the son of the late Onezime and Amanda (Pelletier) Blair. He attended schools in Fort Kent, Maine.
Mr. Blair was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans of Amesbury.
Before his retirement, Mr. Blair was employed as a plumber and steamfitter at Pease Air Force Base in Newington N.H. and at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
A former resident of Amesbury, he was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Haverhill.
In addition to his wife of 50 years, he is survived by two sons, Carroll A. Blair of Methuen and Robert J. Blair of Amesbury; two daughters, Janice Charek of Portland, Maine and Brenda Chomicz of Andover; three sisters, Alice Wroblew of Hamden, Conn., Loretta Hooter of Monrovia, Calif. and Bridget Wirkus of West Haven, Conn.; a brother, Angus Blair of Presque Isle, Maine; six grandchildren, Monica and Nicholas Charek of Portland, Maine, David and Amanda Chomicz of Andover, and Meghan and Molly Blair of Amesbury; and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held Friday at 9 a.m. at the Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 at St. Joseph Church.
Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford.
Calling hours are tomorrow, 7-9 p.m., at the funeral home.


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