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Effie B. Burke, 85
SWAMPSCOTT Effie B. (Ferguson) Burke, 85, formerly of Doherty Circle, Swampscott, and Burrill Street, Swampscott, died Saturday at a local nursing home after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late John P. Burke.
Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Peter D. and Effie May (Morrison) Ferguson. She graduated from Lynn English High School and lived in Lynn until 32 years ago, when she moved to Swampscott.
She worked as a statistical worker at the General Electric River Works Plant in Lynn for many years and retired in 1978.
She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in , Swampscott and was a member of the Sodality at St. John's. She was also a member of the Infant of Prague Guild and of the Swampscott Women's Club.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mildred Ferguson of Chula Vista, Calif.; and friends, Walter Boyden and his family of Swampscott, and Ruth and Thomas McDonough of Lynn.
Her funeral will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Solimine Landergan & Rhodes Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St., Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Swampscott Cemetery. Visiting hours are on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. only.
(Published January 27, 1998)

CONDOS Of Lynn, Jan. 25, Mr. Nicholas C. of Atkins Avenue. Age 79. Husband of Frances (Rauscher) Condos; father of Dr. Richard C. and Jeannie Condos, Robert J. Condos and Mrs. Richard L. (Carolyn) Olson; brother of Mitchell Condos, Mary Babb, Julia Sturgis and Constance Mertens; grandfather of Richard and Katie Condos and Kathleen and Suzanne Olson. Funeral services in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Thursday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Friends may call on Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations may be sent to All Care Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Lynn, 16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01904. (1/27/1998)

Nicholas C. Condos, 79
LYNN Nicholas C. Condos, 79, of Atkins Avenue, Lynn, died on Sunday in Salem Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Frances (Rauscher) Condos, with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.
Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late George and Agnes (Coudorcou) Condos. A 1935 graduate of Lynn English High School, he received his bachelor's degree from Boston University and his master's of education degree from Salem State College. 
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was employed at General Electric as a manager of data processing for 28 years until his retirement in 1975. He later taught data processing at Lynn Vocational and Technical Institute until his retirement in 1983.
He was a member of Capt. William G. Shoemaker Post 345 American Legion and an active member of Wyoma Little League. He was an umpire for Little League for many years and ran a clinic for umpires each year.
Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Richard L. (Carolyn I.) Olson of Lynn; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dr. Richard C. and Jeannie Condos of Wayne, Pa., and Robert J. Condos of Fort Myers, Fla.; a brother, Mitchell Condos of West Orange, N.J.; three sisters, Mary Babb of Peabody, Julia Sturgis of Lynn and Constance Mertens of Englewood, Fla.; four grandchildren, Richard and Katie Condos, Kathleen and Suzanne Olson; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial is in Pine Grove Cemetery. 
(Published January 27, 1998)

Donald R. Hawkins, 68
PEABODY Donald R. Hawkins, 68, of Selwyn Road, Peabody, husband of Barbara (Shaw) Hawkins, died Sunday afternoon in Union Hospital, Lynn, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Lincoln, Maine, on April 14, 1998, son of Herschel J. and Madaline D. (Gipson) Hawkins. He attended Lincoln schools and graduated from Mattanawcook Academy in 1947. He was a 1951 graduate of Brown University in Providence, R.I. While at Brown, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the NROTC.
Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy for three years, most of that time aboard the USS Mount McKinley, stationed in California, Hong Kong, and Japan. He saw action in the Korean conflict. He remained active as an officer in the Naval Reserves in Boston for many years, retiring in 1972 as a lieutenant.
Mr. Hawkins moved to Boston in 1954 and was employed by Dynapert, a division of United Shoe Machinery (USM) in Boston and Beverly, and retired in 1987 after 33 years of service. Throughout his career, he traveled extensively in Europe and Asia representing the company in foreign markets. He was an active member and former trustee of the West Congregational Church, Peabody. He was third generation sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and served as president of the Lynn Fish and Game Club. He was a district commissioner of the Peabody Boy Scouts of America, and was a member of the former Quarter Century Club of Dynapert - USM.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Dale Pelletier of Port Fairfield, Maine, and Cynthia J. and Michael Tucker of Amesbury; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard W. and Leslie Hawkins of Peabody and Russell D. and Cynthia Hawkins of Rowley; a brother and sisters-in-law, Allen H. and Margaret Hawkins of South Portland, Maine, and Isabel Hawkins of Lincoln, Maine; six grandchildren, Catherine, Russell, Sarah, and Harrison Hawkins of Rowley, and Carson and Bailey Tucker of Amesbury and his mother-in-law, Hazel M. (Henry) Shaw of Lynn. He was the brother of the late James L. Hawkins.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the West Congregational Church, Peabody. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Francis L. Conway and Sons Funeral Home, 12 Chestnut St., Peabody. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. 
Donations may be made in his name to the West Congregational Church Scholarship Fund, 27 Johnson St., Peabody, MA 01960.
(Published January 27, 1998)

Allison W. Green, 65
MARBLEHEAD Allison W. Green, 65, of 174 Jersey St., Marblehead, a retired manufacturing representative, husband of Beverly Ann (Nelson) Green, died Saturday evening at Beverly Hospital. He was the father of Pamela Fleming of Clifton Park, N.Y., and Debra Rugani of Scituate; grandfather of seven; stepfather of Kim George of Marblehead, Robin Mathis of Florida and Robert Bernard of Warwick, R.I.; brother of Elizabeth Ignacio of Florida.
Arrangements to be announced by the O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Square, Salem.
(Published January 27, 1998)

Hermann Kirschner, 90
BEVERLY Hermann Kirschner, 90, died on Monday in Beverly Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Gertrud Kirschner.
Born in Germany, he had lived in Beverly since 1938.
Mr. Kirschner was a principal in Willard Helburn Inc., of Danvers, and the Wilton Tanning Co., in Wilton, Maine, leather converting companies.
He was a member of the Beverly Rotary, a past officer of Temple B'nai Abraham in Beverly and a leader in the North Shore Council Boy Scouts.
He leaves two sons, Leon Kirschner of Grand Rapids, Mich., and John Kirschner of Vail, Colo.; and two grandchildren, Marcie Steckler and Lorrie Kirschner.
Services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Temple B'nai Abraham, 200 East Lothrop St., Beverly. Burial will be in the Sons of Abraham Cemetery, Cole Street, Beverly. 
Arrangements by the Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapels, Salem.
(Published January 27, 1998)

Frank Strangie, 75
DANVERS Frank Strangie, 75, of 16 Bayberry Road, Danvers, a local businessman, husband of Elsie (Chicarello) Strangie, died Sunday morning in Beverly Hospital.
Born in Boston, son of the late Gennaro and Carmela (Rocco) Strangie, he was raised and educated in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School.
He was an honorably discharged veteran, having served his country in the United States Navy during World War II.
Mr. Strangie had been employed as a produce wholesaler and owner of the former S & S Fruit in Haymarket Square in Boston. At the time of his retirement, he was the proprietor of the former Strangie Liquors in Middleton. He became a Danvers resident in May 1960.
In addition to his wife, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage, he is survived by a daughter, Elisa Strangie and her husband, Kenneth Brown, of Danvers, with whom he resided; a son, Dennis Larson of California; five grandchildren, Mela Strangie-Brown, Julia Strangie-Brown, Elisa Strangie-Brown, all of Danvers, David Larson and Lisa Leyva, both of California; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marie Zambello, Jennie Luti and Rose LoConte, all of Winthrop; three brothers, Gus Strangie of North Reading, Pasquale Strangie of Seabrook, N.H., and Gennaro Strangie of Lynn; and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held from the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., Danvers, on Thursday at 10:15 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in St. Richard's Church, Danvers, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Visiting hours are on Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m.
(Published January 27, 1998)

GOLDMAN Entered into rest, Jan. 26, David, late of Peabody, formerly of Swampscott. Beloved husband of the late Rose (Gorman). Devoted father of Neal and Linda Goldman of Danvers. Cherished grandfather of Pamela and Adam Goldman. Loving brother of the late Dora Millman, Bessie Shapiro, Larry Goldman and Mary Gordon. Services at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapels, 10 Vinnin St., Salem-Swampscott line, on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. Memorial observance through Saturday evening at the home of Neal and Linda Goldman. In lieu of flowers, expressions in his memory may be donated to Jewish Rehabilitation Center, 330 Paradise Road, Swampscott, MA 01970. (1/27/1998)

David Goldman, 86
PEABODY David Goldman, 86, a retired meat packing plant general manager and former longtime resident of Swampscott, died at Salem Hospital on Jan. 26 after a brief illness.
Born and raised in Lynn, he was a graduate of Lynn English High School, where he was the captain of the basketball team that reached the finals of the Tech Tourney in 1929. He had lived at Woodbridge Assisted Living Community in Peabody for the past four months and had previously lived in Swampscott for more than 40 years.
Mr.Goldman was employed as the general manager of the Premiere Packing Co. in Boston, a meat packing concern, for more than 30 years.
He was a longtime member of Temple Sinai of Marblehead and a member of the Jewish Rehabilitation Center, of Swampscott. He was an avid sports enthusiast.
He was the husband of the late Rose (Gorman). He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Neal and Linda Goldman of Danvers; two grandchildren, Pamela and Adam Goldman. He was also the brother of the late Dora Millman, Bessie Shapiro, Larry Goldman and Mary Gordon.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapels, 10 Vinnin St., Salem. Burial will follow at Temple Sinai Cemetery in Danvers.
(Published January 27, 1998)

WILKINSON In Beverly, Jan. 26, Mary F. (Knowlton) Wilkinson, 84, wife of the late Clarence S. Wilkinson. Mother of Susan W. Rich of Hamilton and Roger F. Wilkinson of Stratham, N.H. A memorial service will be held Saturday in the Church-in-the-Cove, 167 Hale St., Beverly, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours are at the Lee, Moody and Russell Funeral Home, 9 Dane St., Beverly, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Church-in-the-Cove, Beverly, MA 01915. (1/27/1998)

Mary F. Wilkinson, 84
BEVERLY Mary F. (Knowlton) Wilkinson, 84, died on Monday in the Ledgewood Nursing Home after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Clarence S. Wilkinson, who was a former mayor of Beverly.
Mrs. Wilkinson was born in Beverly, the daughter of the late Newell and Emma Knowlton. She was a resident of Beverly for many years before moving to Bremen, Maine, with her husband in 1970. She was a founding member of the Church-in-the-Cove, a member of the OES Diana Chapter #101, and the Rebekah Lodge.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Susan W. and Kevin Rich of Hamilton; her son and daughter-in-law, Roger F. and Linda Wilkinson of Stratham, N.H.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday in the Church-in-the-Cove, 167 Hale St., Beverly, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours are at the Lee, Moody and Russell Funeral Home, 9 Dane St., Beverly, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Church-in-the-Cove, Beverly, MA 01915.
(Published January 27, 1998)

Alonzo M. Shaw, 78
WORCESTER Alonzo Meyrle Shaw, 78, of Mariners Health Care Center, Worcester, formerly of Essex, died on Monday in St. Vincent's Hospital in Worcester. He was the husband of Barbara G. (Thompson) Shaw of Essex.
Mr. Shaw was born in Vinland, Kan., son of the late George A. and Nancy Shaw. He was a graduate of the Essex Agricultural School in Danvers and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, where he attained the rank of master sergeant.
Prior to retirement, Mr. Shaw was employed for many years as a machinist at the United Shoe Machinery Corp. in Beverly, Reid Brothers of Beverly and the BP Machine Co. in Essex. He also owned and operated the Cogswell Poultry Farm in Essex for a period of time.
In addition to his wife of 55 years, he is survived by a son, Preston A. Shaw of Shrewsbury; a daughter, Nancy E. Moore of Plymouth; four granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Lee, Moody and Russell Funeral Home, 9 Dane St., Beverly. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611-1676.
(Published January 27, 1998)

FABISZEWSKI Suddenly in Salem, Jan. 25, Josephine M. (Duda) Fabiszewski of 35 Boardman St., wife of the late Henry Fabiszewski. Her funeral will be held from the David H. Gonet Funeral Home, 22 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem, on Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Parking available in the church parking lot across the street from the funeral home. (1/27,28/1998)

Josephine M. Fabiszewski, 95
SALEM Josephine M. (Duda) Fabiszewski, 95, of 35 Boardman St., wife of the late Henry Fabiszewski, died unexpectedly on Sunday afternoon in Salem Hospital after being stricken at home.
Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Wladyslaw and Mary (Szufnarowska) Duda. She had been a resident of Salem for the greater part of her life.
Surviving her are two sons and two daughters-in-law, Edward S. and Dorothy Fabiszewski of Harwich, Ronald H. and Shirley Fabiszewski of Salem; a sister, Phyllis Duda of Salem; 10 grandchildren, Patricia Stone, Gail Morris, Kathy, Sherry, Karen, Laurie Fabiszewski, Cynthia and Donna Glover, Lynn Kane, Steven Fabiszewski; and nine great-grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late Stanley and Thaddeus Duda, Stella Sentkowski; grandmother of the late David Fabiszewski; and mother-in-law of the late Dolores Fabiszewski.
Her funeral will be held from the David H. Gonet Funeral Home, 22 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem, on Thursday at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are on Wednesday at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem.
(Published January 27, 1998)

Richard L. Parks, 61
DANVERS Richard L. Parks, 61, died on Monday in Beverly Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late Harold and Hattie Parks. He was a resident of Danvers for many years and was a Navy veteran.
Mr. Parks is survived by a daughter, Robin Parks of Amesbury; two sons, Richard L. Parks Jr. of Exeter, N.H., and Daniel Parks of Hampton Beach, N.H.; two brothers, Harold of Maine and Robert Parks of Beverly; a sister, Allison Cox of Beverly; two grandsons, David and Benjamin Parks; his friend, Shirley LeBlanc of Danvers. He was the brother of the late Raxford Parks, Doris Fraser, and Donald Parks.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Lee, Moody and Russell Funeral Home, 9 Dane St., Beverly. Visiting hours are on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers.
(Published January 27, 1998)

Joseph F. Reagan, 84
SALEM Retired marshal of the Salem Police Department, Joseph F. Reagan, 84, of Salem died Monday at Salem Hospital following a brief illness. He was the husband of Mary L. (Dionne) Reagan.
Born and raised in Salem, he was the son of the late Charles and Margaret (Brawders) Regan.
He joined the Salem police in 1936 and left in 1942 to serve in the Pacific with the Navy "Sea Bees." 
Following the war, he returned to Salem and the Police Department while continuing his schooling. In 1969, he was appointed marshal, a position he held until his retirement in 1976. He was a member of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association.
Following his retirement, he and his wife, Mary, wintered in Lake Worth, Fla. He was a member of St. Anne's Parish of Salem. 
In addition to his wife, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage, he is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Edward M. and Carol Reagan of Salem, William J. and Claudette of Naperville, Ill., John G. and Joan Reagan of Swampscott; a daughter and son-in-law, Joan M. and Ronald Twing of Middleton; four brothers, Lawrence, George, Leo and Michael Reagan, all of Salem; a sister, Mary Digou of Salem; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be on Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St., Salem, followed by his funeral Mass in St. Anne's Church, Salem, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours are on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Police Relief Association, 95 Margin St., Salem, MA 01970.
(Published January 27, 1998)

Joseph J. Sahovey, 80
PEABODY Joseph J. Sahovey, 80, of Peabody, formerly of Stoneham, husband of Edith W. (Watrous) Sahovey and the late Mary A. (Ward) Sahovey, died Sunday at Salem Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born in Salem, son of the late Aleksander and Maryana (Racki) Szczechowicz. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant.
Mr. Sahovey was employed as a truck driver with the Teamsters Local 42 in Lynn working with several North Shore companies before joining the former Beacon Fast Freight of Danvers, where he was employed from 1958 until his retirement in 1979.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Holy Name Society, the Knights of Columbus Leo Council 508, both in Peabody, and the Disabled American Veterans Melrose Memorial Chapter 120 in Melrose. He traveled extensively, enjoyed woodworking and landscaping as hobbies.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul J. Sahovey and Linda C. Sahovey of Marblehead, Dr. James P. Sahovey and Judith G. Sahovey of Pittsburgh, Pa; a brother, Harry Hovey of Seattle, Wash.; two granddaughters, Christina D. Sahovey of Pittsburgh, Pa., Olivia M. Sahovey of Marblehead; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Henry Szczechowicz, Alexander Sahovey, Max Sahovey, Isabelle Millerick and Sophia Dempsey.
His funeral will be held on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from the Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Peabody, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Marblehead. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4680.
(Published January 27, 1998)

KIRSCHNER Entered into rest, Jan. 26, Hermann of Beverly. Beloved husband of the late Gertrud Kirschner. Devoted father of Leon Kirschner of Grand Rapids, Mich., and John Kirschner of Vail, Colo. Dear grandfather of Marcie Steckler and Lorrie Kirschner. Service at Temple B'nai Abraham, 200 East Lothrop St., Beverly, on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. Memorial observance on Wednesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at his late residence. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by the Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapels, Salem. (1/27/1998)

PARKS Of Danvers, Jan. 26, Richard L. Parks, 61, father of Robin Parks of Amesbury, Richard L. Parks Jr. of Exeter, N.H., and Daniel Parks of Hampton Beach, N.H. A funeral service will be held on Thursday in the Lee, Moody and Russell Funeral Home, 9 Dane St., Beverly, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours are on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers. (1/27,28/1998)

PELLETIER In Salem, Jan. 25, Thomas L. Pelletier, 70, of 6 Old Road Salem, husband of Margaret (Swasey) Pelletier and son of the late Louis and Odile (Caron) Pelletier, father of Louis Pelletier and the late Eddie Pelletier. Funeral service to be held in the Berube & Sons Funeral Home, 191 Lafayette St., Salem, Wednesday morning at 10. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours are Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. (1/27/1998)

RONAN Of Beverly, and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Paul J. Ronan, suddenly, Jan. 21, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Husband of Nancy (Gillis) Ronan; son of the late James and Mary I. (Cain) Ronan; father of Nicholas and Karen D. Ronan; and Kimberly and her husband, Stephen Ahmed. Memorial service Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead, Mass., at 10 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., Salem, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Nicholas Ronan College Fund, Northrop & Johnson, 1901 S.E. 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. (1/26,27,28/1998)

SHAW Of Worcester, Jan. 26, formerly of Essex, Alonzo Meyrle Shaw, 78, husband of Barbara G. (Thompson) Shaw. Father of Preston A. Shaw of Shrewsbury and Nancy E. Moore of Plymouth. Also, survived by four grandchildren and a great granddaughter. A memorial service will be held on Thursday in the Lee, Moody and Russell Funeral Home, 9 Dane St., Beverly, at 1 p.m. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611-1676. (1/27,28/1998)


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