Miscellaneous Essex County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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Catherine R. Kidney
SALEM Catherine R. (White) Kidney, 31 Barcelona Ave., Salem, wife of the late James B. Kidney Jr., died Tuesday evening at her home following a lengthy illness. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the David H. Gonet Funeral Home, 22 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem.
(Published June 17, 1998)

SCHEVIS Of Danvers, June 15, Isabel H. Schevis, 76, daughter of the late John and Sophia (Jasewich) Schevis, sister of Kelley Schevis and Esther Guy. Predeceased by brothers, Stephen Schevis Sr., Michael Shairs Sr., John Schevis Jr. and Daniel P. Schevis. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. Visiting hours are Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Friends of the Danvers Council on Aging, Building Fund, c/o 12 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. (6/17,18,19/1998)

Isabel H. Schevis, 76
DANVERS Isabel H. Schevis, 76, a retired administrative secretary, died Monday afternoon at Beverly Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born in Danvers, June 10, 1922, she was raised and educated here and graduated Holten High School; and was a lifelong Danvers resident.
Miss Schevis was employed as an administrative secretary for GTE Sylvania for 30 years. Before retirement, she worked at the Boston Street, Salem, and Endicott Street, Danvers, plants. She was a member of the Quarter Century Club at Sylvania. 
She was active in the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Salem and St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, Danvers. She enjoyed genealogy, her family, biblical studies; and maintained an extensive religious library.
She is survived by a brother, Kelley Schevis of Danvers; a sister, Esther Guy of Salem; and many nieces and nephews.
Miss Schevis was preceded in death by her parents, John and Sophia (Jasewich) Schevis and four brothers, Stephen Schevis Sr., Michael Shairs Sr., John Schevis Jr. and Daniel P. Schevis.
Her funeral will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St. Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Danvers Council on Aging, Building Fund, c/o 12 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.
(Published June 17, 1998)

Dolores K. McKenna, 61
DANVERS Dolores K. (White) McKenna, 61, a resident of Crane Street in Danvers, died Tuesday morning at her home after a brief illness. She was the wife of Richard H. McKenna with whom she shared 37 years of marriage.
Born in Lynn on Jan. 26, 1937, she was the daughter of Francis and Agnes (Keown) White. She was a graduate of St. John's High School in Peabody and later received her paralegal certificate from Bentley College.
Mrs. McKenna was employed at Osram Sylvania on Endicott Street in Danvers, as a paralegal for the past 17 years. Mrs. McKenna was a communicant of St. Richard's Parish, Danvers, and a member of the Danvers Garden Club. She was a resident of Danvers for the past 35 years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Richard F. and Margaret McKenna of Danvers, Michael J. and Laurie McKenna of Owl's Head, Maine, and Kevin J. McKenna of Danvers; two sisters and a brother, Camille O'Keefe of Salem, Maureen Sullivan of Lynn and Paul White of Peabody; four grandchildren, Katie and Meaghan Rose McKenna of Danvers and Daniel and Christian McKenna of Maine; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John White.
Her funeral service will be on Friday at 9 a.m. in the Mackey Funeral Home, 2 Conant St., Danvers, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Richard's Church, Forest Street, Danvers. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial donations can be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, 100 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.
(Published June 17, 1998)

Joseph H. Surette, 73
BEVERLY Joseph H. Surette, 73, of Dunham Road, Beverly, and formerly of Lynn, died Monday at Union Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Barbara L. (Dulong) Surette.
Born in East Boston, he was the son of John C. and Anne R. (LeBlanc) Surette. He was raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, then came back to this country and lived in Lynn for 40 years before moving to Beverly 2 years ago.
Mr. Surette was a self-employed painting contractor for all of his working life. He retired six years ago.
He was a member of the Fox Hill Yacht Club, Saugus.
In addition to his wife of 41 years, he leaves a son, Matthew J. Surette of Lynn; two daughters, Avis Beaulieu and Jeannine Acheson, both of Danvers; two brothers, Wilfred Surette of Lynn and John R. Surette of Saugus; seven sisters, Rosalie Comeau of Waltham, Jeanette Gregory of Ipswich, Odile Surette of Peabody, Lorraine Caufield of New Jersey, Josephine Babin and Hermaline McGowan both of Nova Scotia and Phyllis Gaudet of Woburn; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Peter Surette and Nil Surette.
His funeral will be on Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the Solimine Landergan & Rhodes Funeral Home, 426 Broadway, Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church Lynn at 10:30 a.m. Burial is in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours are on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Those who wish, may make donations to Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923.
(Published June 17, 1998)

Patricia A. Patterson, 59
SALEM Patricia A. Patterson, 59, of 45 St. Peter St., died Sunday at Salem Hospital, following a long illness.
Born in Salem and raised in Danvers, she was the daughter of Leon T. and Helen L. (Sutton) Denis. She first worked for the Duchess Shoe Co., and later for Maynard Plastics, both formerly of Salem. She was most recently employed by the dietary department of Salem Hospital and in housekeeping for Shaughnessy Kaplan Rehabilitation Hospital.
She is survived by three daughters, Starr O'Brien of Gloucester, Babette Mooney of Haverhill, and Crystal Zwicker of Rochester, N.H.; three brothers, Leon L. Denis of Huntsville, Ala., Robert R. Denis of Peabody and Richard A. Denis of Kingston Springs, Tenn.; two sisters, Helen E. Dion of Seabrook, N.H., and Sharon A. Wright of Lynn; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Judith A. Levasseur.
Funeral services were private at the request of the family. Funeral arrangements were by the Levesque Funeral Home of Salem.
(Published June 17, 1998)

PETERSEN In Haverhill, Mass., June 16, Eileen M. (Mersereau) Peterson, 69, formerly of Beverly and Middleton. Mother of Margaret A. Halpin of Phippsburg, Maine, Patricia L. Freeman of Georgetown and Heidi J. Leveillee of Beverly. Also, survived by two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday in the Lee, Moody and Russell Funeral Home, 9 Dane St., Beverly, at 10 a.m. A visiting hour will be from 9 to 10 a.m. before the service. (6/17/1998)

Eileen M. Peterson, 69
HAVERHILL Eileen M. Peterson, 69, died on Tuesday in the Hale Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Peterson was born in Beverly, the daughter of Walter Mersereau and Rowena (Trefry) Yudow. She was a former resident of Middleton.
Mrs. Peterson is survived by three daughters, Margaret A. Halpin of Phippsburg, Maine, Patricia L. Freeman of Georgetown, and Heidi L. Leveillee of Beverly; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Lee, Moody and Russell Funeral Home, 9 Dane St., Beverly. A visiting hour will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. before the service.
(Published June 17, 1998)

Eugene J. Osiecki, 83
SALEM Eugene J. Osiecki, 83, of 126 Highland Ave., Salem, retired city of Salem employee, husband of Jane E. (Clark) Osiecki, died unexpectedly, Monday afternoon in Salem Hospital.
Born in Lynn, son of Bronislaw and Louise (Bilicki) Osiecki, he was raised in Salem and received his education in St. John the Baptist Grammar School and Salem High School.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during World War II as a sergeant in the U.S. Army.
At the time of his retirement, Mr. Osiecki was employed as a truck driver for the city of Salem in its public works department. Prior to that, he worked for 19 years at the Carr Leather Factory in Peabody.
In addition to his wife, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Donna M. and Robert W. Mullen of Salem; two sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur E. and Madeline Osiecki of Jacksonville, Fla., and Edward J. and Anne Marie Osiecki of Wellesley; a sister, Phyllis Norton of Salem; seven grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
His funeral will be Friday at 8:15 a.m. from the O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Square, Salem Common, Salem, followed by a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Salem. Relatives and friend are invited. Burial is in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours are Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m.
(Published June 17, 1998)

HICKEY Of Danvers, June 14, Joseph J. Hickey, 72, husband of Norma (Anderson) Hickey and son of the late Joseph J. and Margaret (Callahan) (Hickey) Birmingham. Stepson of the late Michael Birmingham. Father of Sheila Jeanne Blais and Joseph J. Hickey. Funeral will take place Thursday at 11 a.m. at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. Visiting hours are Wednesday 5 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. memorial contributions in his name may be made to the American Lung Association of Essex Co., 100 Cummings Center, Beverly, MA 01915. (6/16,17/1998)

WEENER Entered into rest, June 16, Freda "Tootsie" (Blackman) of Marblehead. Beloved wife of William Weener. Devoted mother of Lawrence and Marilyn Weener of Brockton, David and Elayne Weener of Andover and James Weener of Topsfield. Loving sister of the late Herbert Blackman, Bertha Lanes and Ethel Brenner. Dear grandmother of Lisa Weener of Waltham, Sandra Weener of Brockton, Lori Weener of Hoboken, N.J., and Cindy Weener of Brookline. Funeral services incomplete at this time. Complete notice on Thursday. Memorial observance through Sunday evening at the home of David and Elayne Weener in Andover. Arrangements by Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapels, Salem. (6/17/1998)


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