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BEGIN Of Danvers, April 20, James M. Begin, 34, son of Brian Begin of Anaheim, Calif. and Mary (O'Sullivan) Begin of Cypress, Calif.; fiancee of Wendi Mead of Danvers; brother of Theresa McDermott of Wilmington, Paula Begin of California, Janet Salley of California; and uncle of Elizabeth McDermott. There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Edgerley Chapel of Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 66-Y Concord St., Wilmington, MA 01887-2100. Arrangements by the C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, Danvers. (4/22,23/1997)

BETTENCOURT Of Lynn, April 22, Helen M. "Coffee" (Wallace) of Ritchie Road, 77. Wife of Robert S. Bettencourt, sister of Mrs. Joseph (Norma C.) Dempsey. Dear friend of Albert Littlefield. Funeral Friday at 9 a.m. from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Pius V Church. Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. (only) Donations may be sent to the Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Pl., Boston MA 02215. (4/23/1997)

CASSANO Of Lynn, April 22, Anna J. of Lockwood Road, 77. Wife of the late Harold L. "Jimmy" Cassano; mother of Mrs. Lawrence (Andrea J.) Florentino; sister of Agnes Cassano; grandmother of Erik L. Florentino and John R. Hubert. Funeral from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, Friday at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Pius V Church at 9 a.m. Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 105 Eastern Ave., Dedham, MA 02027. (4/23/1997)

COLBERT On April 21, 1997, Ellen Marie (Murphy) Colbert, 81, of East Boston and Sunrise at Gardner Park in Peabody, wife of the late Edward J. Colbert Sr. Mother of Tom and Rosemary of Saugus, Charles and Jeanie of Topsfield, Ed and Kathy of Peabody, and Patrick and Donna of Melrose; grandmother of Tommy, Mike, Teddy, Trisha, Joseph, Paul, Daniel, Eddie, Scott, Kimberly, Amanda, Allision and the late Christian Colbert; and great-grandmother of Tyler Colbert. Sister of the late John "Jack" Murphy and James Brendan Murphy. Her funeral will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Francis L. Conway & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Chestnut St., Peabody, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. John's Church, Peabody. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Visiting hours will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Joslin Diabetes Center," One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. (4/23/1997)

DAVIS Of Lynn, April 22, Paul of Newhall Street, 84. Father of Steven Davis and Glenn Davis, Louise Bryer and Marion Davis. Brother of Louise Donahue. At the request of the family, funeral services will be private. Arrangements by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn. (4/23/1997)

EARLEY Of Lynn, April 21, L. Gordon, 78. Husband of Evelyn (Fraser). Memorial services Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, Sylvan St., Danvers. Relatives and friends invited. At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923. Arrangements by the Goodrich Funeral Home, 128 Washington St., Lynn. (4/23/1997)

MCDAID Of Maine, in Burlington, William F. McDaid, 66, son of the late Bernard and Theresa (Wilson) McDaid; husband of Pauline (Jacavanco) McDaid; father of Bernard "Bernie," William F. Jr., Raymond, Robert, Rose and Sabrina McDaid, Shelia Davidson and Myra Babstock; step-father of Tom Melendez. Funeral will be Thursday evening at 8 p.m. in the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (corner of North Street), Salem officiated by Pastor Grant Hoofnagle of the South Congregational Church. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Those who wish may make memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia Research, c/o the Lahey Clinic, 41 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803. (4/22,23/1997)

MEANEY Of Salem April 21, Katherine "Kay" (Morris) Meaney, 90, of 27 Charter St., Salem, wife of the late John "Jeff" Meaney; mother and mother-in-law of Peter and Phyllis Meaney of Salem, and the late Richard J. Meaney; grandmother of six; sister of Emily McCarthy of Peabody. her funeral will be held from the O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., Salem (at Salem Common), Thursday at 8:15 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Salem, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. (4/23/1997)

NOONAN Of Beverly, April 20, Natalie W. (Raymond) Noonan, 80, wife of the late John "Mike" Noonan. Mother of Raymond J. of Salisbury and Lauren A. Noonan of Beverly. A graveside service will be held Thursday in the North Beverly Cemetery at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Lee, Moody & Russell Funeral Home, 9 Dane St., Beverly on Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. (4/22,23/1997)

PELLETIER In Wareham, April 19, Edna C. (Marchand) Pelletier, 85, of 73 Fosdick Rd., Carver, wife of the late Alphonse Pelletier and daughter of the late Ulderic and Ernestine (Berube) Marchand. Funeral will beheld from the Berube & Sons Funeral Home, 191 Lafayette St., Thursday at 8 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in Ste. Anne's Church, Salem at 9 a.m. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. (4/23/1997)

ROCK Of Danvers, formerly of Beverly, April 17, Arthur J. Rock, 90, husband of the late Helen (Skoniecki) Rock. Father of James A. Rock and Joan Ward. Brother of Marge Stramski, Elizabeth Ciesinski and Emily Naworski. He was the brother of the late Clara Jarzynka. Memorial Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, Beverly, Friday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. The family has requested no visiting hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly. (4/23/1997)

THIBEDEAU Of Lynn, April 22, Joseph C. Jr., of Maple Street, 72. Husband of Carol (Littlefield). Father of Scott D. Thibedeau and Shelley Thibedeau. Nephew of Dorothy Thibedeau. Grandfather of Paul A. and Kathryn Thibedeau. By request of the family, services will be private. Donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Assoc. Inc. 40 Speen St., Box 968 Framingham, Ma 01701. Arrangements by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn. (4/22/1997)

WALDO Of Andover, suddenly, April 20, John A. Waldo (Jack), son of the late John A. and Helen (Cargill) Waldo, brother of Peter Waldo of Boulder, Colo., Robbie Yeats of Andover, Nancy McGrath of Marblehead, and the late Priscilla Papin. Funeral will Saturday at 11 a.m. in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. The family will receive relatives and friends Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., Salem. At the family's requests, please omit flowers. (4/23,24,25/1997)

CRAGAN In Salem, Jan. 17, of Middleton, formerly of Danvers, Anita (Soucy) Cragan, 80. Wife of the late John F. Cragan. Daughter of the late Eugene and Imelda (Martin) Soucy. Mother of John F. Cragan Jr. of Peabody and the late Wayne "Butch" Cragan. Mother-in-law of Elaine Cragan of Peabody and Janice (Cragan) Clement of Danvers. Grandmother of Lisa Reed of Peabody and Kendra Cragan of Danvers. Great-grandmother of Kayla Cragan of Peabody. Sister of Marie Currier of Beverly. A memorial funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, Conant Street, Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. As requested, there are no visiting hours. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the North Shore Cancer Center, Centennial Drive, Peabody, MA 01960. Arrangements are under the direction of C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. (1/21,22/1997)

DOUCETTE Of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Jan. 20, Edmund R. Doucette, age 89 years, husband of the late Margaret E. (McDonough) Doucette. Father of John F. and Richard A. Doucette and Mary L. Herrick of Manchester-by-the-Sea. Brother of Jess Doucette, Gladys Dougal, and Addie Woodman of Nova Scotia. Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Manchester, on Friday at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Manchester. Contributions may be made in his memory to Hospice of the North Shore Inc., 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923. (1/21/1997)

FORTUNATO Of Beverly, Jan. 20, Joseph Fortunato, age 81 years, husband of Katharine L. (Bradlee) Fortunato. Father of Donald Fortunato of North Andover, Ronald Fortunato of Beverly, Donna Gauthier of Essex, and Joanne Vallone of Georgetown. Brother of Peter, Armand, Mario Fortunato, Virginia Witwicki and Annette DiVincenzo of Beverly. Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, North Beverly, Thursday at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions may be made in his memory to Alzheimer's Disease, 1 Kendall Square Building 600, Cambridge, MA 02139. (1/21/1997)

FRANZ Of Hamilton, Jan. 19, Doris B. (Byitte) Franz, 74, wife of David L. Franz. Mother of Paul D. and Calvin J. Franz, both of Hamilton, Carol E. Franz of Davis, Calif., and Rebecca J. Goss of Beverly. A memorial service will be held Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church, 179 County Road, Ipswich at 2 p.m. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Presbyterian Church, Ipswich, MA 01938. Arrangements by the Lee, Moody and Russell Funeral Home, 9 Dane St., Beverly. (1/21, 22/1997)

GALLO Of Swampscott, Jan. 19, Mrs. Catherine M. (Murphy) Gallo, 77 years, of Priscilla Road, Swampscott. Wife of Swampscott building inspector Louis Gallo; mother of Kathleen Vadala and Arlene Gallo both of Swampscott; grandmother of Meredith Hussey of Beverly and Thomas Vadala of Swampscott; sister of Richard Murphy of Newton, N.H., Mary Donahue and Jane Lindberg, both of Peabody, and the late Beatrice Clark, John and Leonard Murphy. Funeral from the Solimine, Landergan and Rhodes Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St., Route 1A, Lynn (781-595-1116) on Friday followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial in Swampscott Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. The family prefers donations be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923. (1/21/1997)

MANSFIELD Of Hamilton, Jan. 19, Walter J. Mansfield, age 79 years, husband of Shirley M. (Gatchell) Mansfield. Father of Eugene W. Mansfield of Billerica, Walter J. Mansfield Jr. of Wenham, the late Paul P. Mansfield and the late Helen M. Skeffington. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Paul, Hamilton, Saturday at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in Hamilton Cemetery. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 66-Y Concord St., Wilminton, MA 01887-2100.(1/21,22/1997)

MONIGLE Of Danvers, Jan. 19, Allen J. Monigle, 71, husband of Beverly (Nelson) Monigle and father of Mark and Glen Monigle and Susan Gamble. Memorial service will be held on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.(1/21/1997)

PEVEAR In Lynn, of Salem, Jan. 19, Melvin B. "Mel" Pevear, 93, of 9 Everett Road, husband of the late Irene M. (Fournier) Pevear. His 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.Thomas the Apostle Church, Salem-Peabody line, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial is in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Contributions may be made in his memory to the charity of one's choice. Parking available in the church parking lot across the street from the funeral home. (1/21/1997)

RANNO Of Salem, Jan. 19, Mr. Dominic J. "Nick" Ranno, 82, of 78 Hathorne St., husband of Rose M. (D'Iorio) Ranno, father of Elizabeth "Libby" Eithun and Katherine "Kathy" Bjorklund, both of Salem; grandfather of John Nuzzo of Andover, Kori Bjorklund and Matthew Eithun, both of Salem; brother of Anna Perrone of Salem, Josephine Amenta of Peabody, Margaret Salvo of Salem and Charles Ranno of Salem and Florida. His funeral will be held from the O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Square, Salem Common, Salem on Thursday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at St. Mary's Italian Church, Salem at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial is in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours are on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. (1/21/1997)

RICH In Cambridge, Jan. 18, of Salem. Jean A. (Ripley) Rich, 75. Wife of Charles R. Rich; daughter of the late Herbert and Norma (Wiswell) Ripley; mother of Carl R. Rich of Falmouth, Maine, Lois J. Coite of Lexington and Kay Lyon of Wenham; grandmother of seven; sister of Bruce Ripley of Hamilton and Marcia McSwiggen of Medford. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Children's Book Fund, C/O Rosie's Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118.(1/20,21/1997)

SHAY Of Marblehead, Jan. 18, Robert F., 70. Husband of Ruth (Cappuccio) Shay; father of Robert A. and Rosemary K.; brother of William Shay and Mary Anderson. Funeral from Solimine Landergan & Rhodes Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St., Route 1A, Lynn on Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Marblehead at 10 a.m. Burial in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The family prefers donations be made to Salem VNA, 79 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970; Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923; or to the North Shore Cancer Center, 17 Centennial Drive, Peabody, MA 01960. (1/20, 21/1997)

Doris B. Franz, 74 
HAMILTON -- Doris B. (Byitte) Franz, 74, wife of David L. Franz, died on Monday at her home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Lillian Byitte. She was a graduate of the Providence Bible Institute in Providence, R.I. She had been a resident of Hamilton for many years and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ipswich. Mrs. Franz was employed for many years in the registrar's office at Gordon College. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Paul D. and Calvin J. Franz of Hamilton; two daughters, Carol E. Franz of Davis, Calif., and Rebecca J. Goss of Beverly; two sisters, Edna Marcantonio of Lancaster, Pa. and Mary Burleigh of Del Mar, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Carrie Byitte of Philadelphia, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, 179 County Road, Ipswich. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Presbyterian Church, Ipswich, MA 01938. Arrangements by the Lee, Moody and Russell Funeral Home, 9 Dane St., Beverly. 

Edmund R. Doucette, 89 
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA -- Edmund R. Doucette, 89, husband of the late Margaret E. (McDonough) Doucette, died Tuesday at his home. Born in Marshalltown, Nova Scotia, Canada, he was the son of the late Edward and Margaret (Fontaine) Doucette. He had lived in Manchester-by-the-Sea since 1930. Mr. Doucette was the owner and founder of Doucette Contracting Co. Inc. in Manchester, which was established in 1937. He was a member of the Manchester Club, Sacred Heart Church, and the Knights of Columbus. Surviving him are two sons, John F. Doucette and Richard A. Doucette, both of Manchester-by-the-Sea; a daughter, Mary L. Herrick of Manchester-by-the-Sea; a brother, Jess Doucette of Nova Scotia; two sisters, Gladys Dougal and Addie Woodman, both of Nova Scotia; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Edward J., Vincent R. and Robert P. Doucette. He was also the grandfather of the late Kevin Doucette. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea, on Friday at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Manchester. Contributions may be made in his memory to Hospice of the North Shore Inc., 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923. 

Leo Elario Jr., 76 
SALEM, Ore. -- Leo Elario Jr., 76, died Thursday, Jan. 15, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Shirley Elario of Salem, Ore. He was son of the late Leo and Esther (Sullivan) Elario. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael Elario of Canby, Ore.; two daughters, Blanche Shaw of Salem, Ore., and Janice Earl of Coitland, Ore.; two brothers and three sisters, Henry Elario of Newburyport, Donald Elario of Wenham, Gloria Noyes and Thelma Collins of Kingston, N.H., and Barbara Dawson of Phoenix, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Burial will be in Oregon. 

Winnifred M. Irwin, 82 
ROWLEY -- Winnifred M. (Freeman) Irwin, 82, of Brickett Hill Circle, Haverhill and formerly of Rowley, died Monday at the Hannah Dustin Nursing Home in Haverhill. She was the wife of the late Harold C. Stevens and Thompson D. Irwin. Mrs. Irwin was born in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Sept. 9, 1915, daughter of English parents Charles W. and Mabel M. (Simmonds) Freeman. She was a 1933 graduate of Beverly High School. She studied piano with Margaret Reynolds, advanced piano with Alice Endicott and organ and choral music with Wilfred Brouilette. She served several North Shore churches. She retired from Belleville Congregational Church in Newburyport in 1982. She was a co-founder of the Beverly Organist and Choristers Guild. A member of the American Guild of Organists and the Boston Chapter A.G.O. She was a charter member of the American Gourd Society, Ohio Chapter, in Boston since 1942. She was also a member of the Rowley Garden Club. Mrs. Irwin is survived by four brothers, Gilbert of Milton, George of Hamilton, Edward and Roland of Wenham; two sisters, Natalie Codin of Stoneham and Jean Maidment of Haverhill; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Fiske Chapel of the Belleville Congregational Church, 285 High St., Newburyport, with the Rev. E. George Hagen officiating. Relatives and friends are invited. Private burial will be in Main Street Cemetery, Rowley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Belleville Congregational Church, 285 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950. Arrangements by the Frank S. Roberts and Son Funeral Home of Rowley. 

Charles H. Dinsmore, 73 
DANVERS -- Charles H. Dinsmore, 73, of Danvers, husband of Evelyn H. (Tomkins) Dinsmore for 39 years, died Tuesday morning in Beverly Hospital following a lengthy illness with Lou Gehrig's disease. Born in Lawrence, he was the son of Helen (Mingins) Dinsmore of Danvers and the late Clark Dinsmore, he was raised and educated in Methuen and graduated from Methuen High School. He earned his radio engineering degree from Gallups Island Radio School. An honorably discharged veteran and recipient of the victory metal and Atlantic zone metal, he served his country during World War II, as a lieutenant jg radio officer in the U.S. Merchant Marines. Mr. Dinsmore had been employed for 32 years as a radio engineer for the WBZ Radio station, until his retirement. An active member of the Maple Street Congregational Church in Danvers where he served on the world service and bean supper committees, and taught Sunday school at the church. He was an avid radio operator with the call letters "W1-OPP." In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Janet G. Dinsmore of Danvers and Laura L. and Lawrence Raimondi; and two grandchildren, Peter Charles Raimondi and Holly Lynn Raimondi, all of Londonderry, N.H. His funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Maple Street Congregational Church, Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial is in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers. Visiting hours will be in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., Danvers on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the A.L.S. Association, 7 Lincoln St., Wakefield, MA 01880, or the Memorial Fund, Maple Street Congregational Church, Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923. 

Addie Witham, 86 
SPRING HILL, Fla. -- Addie (Hurlbert) Witham, 86, of Spring Hill, Fla., died on Jan. 17, 1998. She was the wife of the late William Witham. Born in Nova Scotia in 1911, she moved to Middleton, Mass., as an infant. She lived in Middleton until 1976 when she and her husband, Bill, moved to Spring Hill. She was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service in Middleton from 1944-1972, where she served as assistant postmaster. She was an active member of the Middleton Congregational Church and the Middleton Grange. During the years in Spring Hill, she was a member of the Grace Presbyterian Church, an active participant in the New England Club, Dorcas Circle of the Presbyterian Women, and the Spring Hill Music Club. Mrs. Witham is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Robert and Carol of Lakewood, Ohio, and Wilbur Jr. and Deborah of Endwell, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Dr. Peter Witham and his wife, Susan Alperin of Hanson, Mass., Paula Witham Costin and her husband, Patrick Costin of Casco, Maine, Melissa Witham Rach and her husband, Michael Rach of Lakewood, Ohio, and Mark Witham of New York City. A memorial service will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church in Spring Hill on Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Middleton at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Middleton Congregational Church, Middleton. 

Laurance E. 'Sonny' Bradley Jr. 
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Laurance E. "Sonny" Bradley, 68, of Santa Ana, Calif., died Jan. 10 in his home after a brief illness. He was the husband of Janet (Goudreau) Bradley. Born in Lynn, Mass., on April 18, 1929, he was the son of Matilda (Pollard) Bradley of Peabody and the late Laurance E. Bradley Sr. He spent the early part of his life as a resident of Lynn and attended the Lynn school system. He moved to Santa Ana 31 years ago, where he worked as superintendent of construction for Hannon Development Inc. organizing a workable system of placement of fire stations throughout California. He was a member of the Construction Union of California and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Laurance E. Bradley III of California; three daughters, Karen Wood, Cathy Meraz, and Janet Sonian, all of California; a sister, Joan L. Walker of Peabody; four brothers, Donald L. Bradley of Northwood, N.H., Raymond A. Bradley of Lynn, Daniel W. Bradley of Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, and Paul A. Bradley of Peabody; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. His funeral services were held today in Santa Ana. 

Dale Freelove 
LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. -- Dale Freelove of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and Magnolia, Mass., died in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Jan. 16, 1998. He was born in Harrison, Maine, Sept. 4, 1928. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy and Cornell University. While serving in the U.S. Air Force, he saw active duty in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Freelove was an architect in New England and Florida. For 27 years, he and his family lived in Hamilton, Mass., and was a member of The First Church of Wenham. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Janice; a son, David of New York City; a daughter Ann Grinnell of Wakefield; and a grandson, Matthew. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. at The First Church of Wenham. 

Julia Little, 87 
PEABODY -- Julia Little, 87, formerly of Wilson Terrace, Peabody, where she resided for the past 18 years, died Sunday in a local nursing home. She was the wife of the late William H. Little. Born in Austria, she was the daughter of the late Gregory and Mary Emilian. Mrs. Little was a leather worker in the A.C. Lawrence Leather Co., Peabody, and was employed by the Danvers Bleachery Co., also of Peabody, and retired about 15 years ago from Devcon Co. in Danvers. She leaves her daughter, Lois, and son-in-law, William O'Hara, of Peabody; a brother, Joseph Emilian of Revere; three grandchildren, Karen J. MacPhee of Tewksbury, Brian M. O'Hara of Danvers, and Mark S. O'Hara of Ipswich; four great-grandchildren, Jessica and Meghan O'Hara of Danvers, and Kyle MacPhee and John Jerrett of Tewksbury; and two nephews. She was the sister of the late Alec, John and Helen. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Richardson Funeral Homes of J.S. Waterman and Sons, 114 Central St., Peabody. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. 

Catherine M. Gallo, 77 
SWAMPSCOTT -- Catherine M. (Murphy) Gallo, 77, of Priscilla Road, died Jan. 19 in her home after a brief illness. She was the wife of Swampscott building inspector Louis Gallo. She was born in Salem, the daughter of the late Steven John Murphy and the late Jane (Kiely) Murphy. She was raised in Lynn, attended Lynn schools, and was a 1945 graduate of Lynn English High School. She has lived in Swampscott since 1945. Mrs. Gallo was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church and enjoyed golf and bowling. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Vadala and Arlene Gallo, both of Swampscott; a brother, Richard Murphy of Newton, N.H.; two sisters, Mary Donahue and Jane Lindberg, both of Peabody; two grandchildren, Meredith Hussey of Beverly and Thomas Vadala of Swampscott; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Beatrice Clark, and Leonard and John Murphy. Her funeral will be held on Friday from the Solimine, Landergan and Rhodes Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St., Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott. Burial will be in Swampscott Cemetery. 

Queenie M. Atton, 84 
PEABODY -- Queenie Muriel (Lauder) Atton, 84, of South Yarmouth and formerly of Reading and Medford, died at the home of her daughter, Marion Smith, on Jan. 19. She was the wife of the late Elmore B. Atton. Mrs. Atton was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, on April 5, 1913, to Queenie Louise (Currier) Lauder and Harold Robinson Lauder, and grew up in Saint John, N.B. and Medford, Mass. She was a 1932 graduate of Medford High School, and was formerly employed by the Metropolitan Lithograph Co. in Everett. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of South Yarmouth and was very active in the United Women's Society, the Dorcas Group and worked as a volunteer in the Thrift Shop. She was also a volunteer of the Bass River Branch of the Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary and was a member of the Newcomers Club and D.Y. Capers. She is survived by her daughter, Marion L. Smith of Peabody; three grandchildren, Nancy L. and Kenneth W. Smith of Peabody and Judith Utley of Beverly; two great-grandchildren, Jessica and Joshua; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Harry and Charles Lauder of Ottawa, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Cape Cod, 923 Main St., Yarmouthport, MA 02675 or Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923. Friends are welcome at her daughter's home, 5 Wayne Road, West Peabody, MA from 2 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21. 

Allen J. Monigle, 71 
DANVERS -- Allen J. Monigle, 71, husband of Beverly (Nelson) Monigle, died unexpectedly Monday after being stricken at home. Born in Worcester, May 20, 1926, he was the son of the late Alexander and Pearl (Jackson) Monigle. He was raised and educated there and was a graduate of Worcester Junior College. He had been a Danvers resident since 1963. He was employed for more than 35 years with Massachusetts Electric and retired in 1988 as a field engineer. Mr. Monigle was a U.S. Navy veteran of both World War II and Korea and was a member of the Morningstar Lodge of Masons in Worcester. A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. 

Ernest H. Bowden Jr., 74 
PEABODY -- Ernest H. Bowden Jr., 74, of Russell Street, Peabody, died Monday at Salem Hospital after a brief illness. He leaves his wife of 50 years, Martha "Gerdie" (Tauschwitz) Bowden. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Ernest H. and Daisy (Hefler) Bowden Sr. He was raised in Lynn and lived in Peabody for the past 36 years. He served in the U.S. Army during and after World War II for six years. He served with the 90th Division and participated in the Normandy invasion. He was a quality control inspector for 43 years at the General Electric River Works Plant in Lynn and retired in 1987. He was a member of I.U.E. Local 201, AFL-CIO. He was a life member and past commander of D.A.V. Chapter 64, Lynn; life member of Overseas Post 240, V.F.W., Lynn; life member of the Amvets Post 161 in Lynn; and life member of the Coolies. He was also a Mason and member of Bethlehem Lodge AF & AM and of Sutton Lodge AF & AM. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, retired Navy Commander Peter Klaus Bowden and his wife Annette of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Howard Bowden of Boston; two sisters, Isabelle Brightman of Marshfield and Nancy Bowden of Lynn; a grandson, Peter Bowden of Virginia and Bosnia with the Army National Guard; two granddaughters, Cara Barstow of Jacksonville, Fla., and Julie Arnold of Fort Benning, Ga.; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Harry, James and Harold Bowden, and Marguerite Spanks. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Solimine Landergan & Rhodes Funeral Home, 426 Broadway, Lynn, followed by a funeral service in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Lynn at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Visiting hours are on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 

Joseph Fortunato, 81 
BEVERLY -- Joseph Fortunato, 81, husband of Katharine L. (Bradlee) Fortunato, died early Tuesday morning following an extended illness. Born in Beverly, he was the son of the late Donato and Angelina (DellaMonica) Fortunato. He lived here all of his life. Mr. Fortunato was a 1935 graduate of Beverly High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the military for 24 years, retiring in 1960. He was then employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier and retired in 1978. He was a past commander at the Vittori-Rocci Post, a member of Patria E. Lavoro Society, Monsignor John A. Degan Council #175, Knights of Columbus, and St. John's Church. During his years in the Navy, Mr. Fortunato was skilled in the art of boxing and had several bouts. Surviving him, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Donald Fortunato of North Andover and Ronald Fortunato of Beverly; two daughters, Donna Gauthier of Essex and Joanne Vallone of Georgetown; three brothers, Peter, Armand and Mario Fortunato; two sisters, Virginia Witwicki and Annette DiVincenzo, all of Beverly; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Stephen Fortunato and Anna Femino. The funeral will be from the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, on Thursday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, North Beverly at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Monsignor John A. Degan Council #175, Knights of Columbus, will conduct services on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Disease, 1 Kendall Square Building 600, Cambridge, MA 02139. 

Lucy Goddard, 98 
LYNN -- Lucy Goddard, 98, formerly of Lynn and Hamilton, died Tuesday, in a local nursing home. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Orland S. and Lucy M. (Hill) Skinner and the wife of the late Earl "Dan" Goddard. Mrs. Goddard was a graduate of Lynn English High School, and the former Burdett College. She was employed at the Doyle and Cook Jewelry Store in Central Square, Lynn, and the Cannon Electric Co. in Salem. She is survived by her brother, Herbert O. Skinner of Lynn; two nieces, Bettina Boynton of Manhassett, N.Y., and Linda Pardy of Peabody; a nephew, Irving Skinner of Rye, N.H. She was the sister of the late Jeannette Boynton, Mary Archoska, Clarence and Kenneth Skinner. Funeral services will be private with burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are be the Richardson Funeral Homes, of J.S. Waterman and Sons, 48 Lafayette Park, Lynn. 

Ret. Lt. Col. Donald F. Kieran 
LYNN -- Retired Army Lt. Col. Donald F. Kieran, 82, of Lynn, died Monday at Union Hospital in Lynn after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Agnes V. (Walsh) Kieran. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Francis L. and Bertha (Shay) Kieran. He was raised in Salem and graduated from Salem High School. He lived in Lynn for the past 54 years. He entered the Army in 1940 and was an ordinance officer, a major, during World War II. He was a decorated officer who served in the China/Burma/India campaign. He stayed in the Army reserves and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He retired in 1970. He served as chief of quality assurance with the Defense Contract Agency and was assigned to Raytheon in Andover. He was with the DCA for 20 years and retired in 1970. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, Lynn. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association and of the A.A.R.P. and of the D.A.V. Chapter 64, Lynn. He was an avid bowler and bowled with the City Bowling League and the Nut League both in Lynn. He leaves his wife of 54 years; three sons, James Kieran of North Reading, Richard Kieran of Reading, and Daniel Kieran of Tewksbury; a daughter Eileen Doane of Lynn; a brother, Robert Kieran of Salem; 15 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Donna M. Adams and was the brother of the late Esther Greenhalge. The funeral will be held on Friday at 8 a.m. from the Solimine Landergan & Rhodes Funeral Home, 426 Broadway, Lynn followed by a funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Lynn at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours are on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 

Robert E. Leighton, 72 
BEVERLY -- Robert E. Leighton, 72, husband of the late Anna (Tocci) Leighton, died Tuesday at Beverly Hospital. Surviving him are two daughters, Carol Acciavatti of Beverly and Patricia O'Maley of Rockport; and two sons, David Leighton of Beverly and Paul Leighton of Miami Beach, Fla. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly. 

Walter J. Mansfield, 79 
HAMILTON -- Walter J. Mansfield, 79, husband of Shirley M. (Gatchell) Mansfield, died Monday at the North Shore Rehabilitation Center in Danvers. Born in Lynn, son of the late Percy W. and Margaret D. (Lee) Mansfield, he was raised in Lynn and had been living in Hamilton for the past 45 years and wintered in Clearwater, Fla. He attended Lynn schools and also Essex Agricultural School. Mr. Mansfield was a machinist for the United Shoe Machinery Corp. for more than 40 years, and was the originator of the Tin Shop Social event. He also was one of the creators of the Greycroft Club in Beverly. Surviving him, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Eugene W. Mansfield of Billerica and Walter J. Mansfield Jr. of Wenham; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. He was also the father of the late Paul P. Mansfield and the late Helen M. Skeffington. The funeral will be on Saturday at 8:15 a.m. from the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, followed by a funeral Mass at the Church of St. Paul, Hamilton, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery. Contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 66Y Concord St., Wilmington, MA 01887-2100. 

Melvin B. 'Mel' Pevear, 93 
SALEM -- Melvin B. "Mel" Pevear, 93, of 9 Everett Road, husband of the late Irene M. (Fournier) Pevear, died Monday afternoon in the Lifecare Center of the North Shore, Lynn, following a brief illness. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Horace and Jessie (Raymond) Pevear. Mr. Pevear was associated with the amusement industry for most of his life and was a well-known carousel painter for many flying horse carousels, both locally and nationally. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John R. and Teresa Inman of Swampscott; five grandchildren, Joan Spangenberg of Phoenix, Ariz., David and Peter Inman, both of Swampscott Russell Inman of Middleton, Brian Inman of Salem; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, among them Eleanor F. Cole with whom he resided, and Gerald Cole and Paula Audet, all of Salem. He was also the brother of the late Lillian McBride, Helen Fairbanks and Clayton Pevear. His funeral will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. from the David H. Gonet Funeral Home, 22 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Salem-Peabody line, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours at the funeral home are on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Contributions may be made in his memory to the charity of one's choice. 

Anita Cragan, 80 
MIDDLETON -- Anita (Soucy) Cragan, 80, of Middleton, formerly of Danvers, died Saturday evening in the North Shore Medical Center, Salem, following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late John F. Cragan. Born in Salem, the daughter of the late Eugene and Imelda (Martin) Soucy, she was raised and educated there, graduating from Salem High School. She had been a resident of Danvers for many years prior to moving to Middleton eight years ago. Mrs. Cragan had worked as a sail maker more than 30 years in Marblehead at both Hood Yacht and Graves Sail Makers prior to her retirement. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John F. and Elaine Cragan Jr. of Peabody; a daughter-in-law, Janice (Cragan) Clement of Danvers; a sister, Marie Currier of Beverly; two granddaughters, Lisa Reed of Peabody and Kendra Cragan of Danvers; a great-granddaughter, Kayla Cragan of Peabody; and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Wayne "Butch" Cragan and sister of the late Eugene, Joseph, Romeo and Gideon Soucy, Yvonne Charest, Irene Couture and Jeannette Joly. A memorial funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, Conant Street, Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. As requested there are no visiting hours. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the North Shore Cancer Center, Centennial Drive, Peabody, MA 01960. Arrangements are under the direction of C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers.


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