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SPINICELLI Of Marblehead, Jan. 20, Lawrence F., age 83, husband of the late Mrs. Amalia (Castaldi) Spinicelli; father of Rudy Spinicelli and his wife Grace of Islip,N.Y., Lawrence Spinicelli and his wife, Gail, of Matthews, N.C., Veronica Smith and her husband Gil of Bedminster, N.J., Rachelle Johnson and her husband T.O. of Marblehead; brother of Eugene Spinicelli of Long Island, N.Y. Joseph Spinicelli of Florida, and Adele Brunson of Long Island, N.Y.; 9 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Grandfather of the late Sean Johnson. Funeral on Saturday from the Solimine, Landergan & Rhodes Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St., Route 1A, Lynn, (781) 595-1116 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in Star of the Sea Church, Marblehead at 11 a.m. Burial in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to Sean Roy Johnson Memorial Fund at Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115. (1/22,23/1998)

Lawrence F. Spinicelli, 83
MARBLEHEAD Lawrence F. Spinicelli, 83, of Marblehead, died at his home. He was the husband of the late Amalia (Castaldi) Spinicelli and was the son of the late Reuben and Christine (DioDato) Spinicelli. 
He lived for most of his life in Garden City, Long Island, N.Y., and the past 15 years in Marblehead. Mr. Spinicelli was a registered pharmacist and received his degree from St. John's University in New York in 1936. He worked as a registered pharmacist in New York for 60 years prior to his retirement.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Rudy Spinicelli and his wife Grace of Islip, N.Y., and Lawrence Spinicelli and his wife Gail of Matthews, N.C.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Veronica Smith and her husband Gil of Bedminster, N.J.; and Rachelle Johnson and her husband T.O. of Marblehead; two brothers, Eugene Spinicelli of Long Island, N.Y., and Joseph Spinicelli of Florida; one sister Adele Brunson of Long Island, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the grandfather of the late Sean Johnson.
His funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the Solimine, Landergan & Rhodes Funeral Home, 67 Ocean Street, Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Marblehead, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Sean Roy Johnson Memorial Fund at Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.
(Published January 22, 1998)

Robert A. Neenan, 15 months
WINDSOR, Conn. Robert Anthony Neenan, 15 months, died Jan. 20, in Windsor, Conn. He was the son of Kenneth E. and Jane E. Neenan of Windsor, Conn.
Besides his parents, his is survived by a sister, Ashley of Salem, Mass.; his grandparents, Katherine J. and Russell Stearns of Salem, and Robert and Antonia LeClerc of Windsor, Conn.; his great-grandmothers, Dorothy Sargent of Lynn, and Rose Maddaluno of Weathersfield, Conn.; his godparents Edward and Mary Cashmen of Middletown, Conn.; several aunts, and cousins and an uncle.
Visiting hours will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carmons Funeral Home in Windsor, Conn. His funeral will be on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Gabriel's Church, 379 Broad St., Windsor, Conn.
(Published January 22, 1998)

Philip A. Arsenault, 74
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. Philip A. Arsenault, 74, of Winter Haven, Fla., died on Jan. 20, at the Meadows at Garden Grove in Winter Haven. He was the husband of C. Louise Arsenault of Winter Haven.
He was born in Beverly on Oct. 6, 1923. He retired as a chef for Landolphi's Restaurant, in Danvers, Mass. He moved to Boca Raton in 1976 and settled in Winter Haven in 1988.
Mr. Arsenault was a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in World War II. He was a member of Swiss Golf & Tennis Club, Winter Haven, Fla. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Haines, Fla.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Mark Arsenault of Bristol, N.H.; a daughter, Tracy Arsenault of Winter Haven; a brother; four sisters; and three grandchildren. He was the father of the late Mike Arsenault.
His funeral will be on Monday, Jan. 26, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Haines City, Fla., at 10 a.m.
(Published January 22, 1998)

LEIGHTON Of Beverly, Jan. 20, unexpectedly, Robert E. Leighton, age 72 years, husband of the late Anna (Tocci) Leighton. Father of David P. Leighton, Paul R. Leighton, Carol A. Acciavatti and Patricia A. O'Maley. Brother of Richard Leighton. Funeral Mass at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Beverly, Friday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beverly. Contributions may be made in his memory to ABLE Visiting Nurse Association, 133 Brimbal Ave. Beverly, MA 01915. (1/22/1998)

Robert E. Leighton, 72
BEVERLY Robert E. Leighton, 72, husband of the late Anna (Tocci) Leighton, died unexpectedly on Tuesday at Beverly Hospital.
Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Harry C. and Margaret (Locke) Leighton. He lived in Lynn for several years and in Beverly for the past 40 years. Mr. Leighton was a draftsman, employed at General Electric Company in the Aircraft Division for 44 years. He retired in 1990.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Leighton was an avid fisherman and enjoyed walking and the outdoors.
Surviving him are two sons and daughters-in-law, David P. and Carol Leighton of Beverly, Paul R. and Donna Leighton of Miami Beach, Fla; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol A. and Michael Acciavatti of Beverly, Patricia A. and Daniel O'Maley of Rockport; a brother, Richard Leighton of Tewksbury; four grandchildren, Nicole and Joseph Acciavatti of Beverly; Chelsea and Kayla Leighton of Miami Beach, Fla; and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be on Friday at 10:15 a.m. from the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, followed by a funeral Mass at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 253 Cabot St., Beverly, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beverly. 
Memorial contributions can be made to ABLE Visiting Nurse Association, 133 Brimbal Ave., Beverly, MA 01915.
(Published January 22, 1998)

GOVONI Of Beverly, Jan. 20, Gertrude M. (Brock) Govoni, age 91 years, wife of the late Francis J. Govoni. Mother of Edward B. Govoni. A memorial service will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, Saturday at noon. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. It is requested that here be no visiting hours. Contributions may be made in her memory to St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 253 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915. (1/22/1998)

Gertrude M. Govoni, 91
BEVERLY Gertrude M. (Brock) Govoni, 91, wife of the late Francis J. Govoni, died Tuesday at Ledgewood Nursing Home in Beverly.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Edward L. and Jennie (Miller) Brock, she lived in Beverly most of her life. Mrs. Govoni was a former member of the Lothrop Club and a member of St. Mary's parish.
Surviving her are a son, Edward B. Govoni of Saratoga, Calif; two granddaughters, Karen L. Govoni and Kristin G. Govoni, both of California.
A memorial service will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly on Saturday at noon. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. It is requested that there be no visiting hours. 
Contributions may be made in her memory to St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 253 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915.
(Published January 22, 1998)

Mary C. Carey, 99
PEABODY Mary C. (Cummings) Carey, 99, of 153 Lynn St., Peabody, wife of the late John C. Carey, died Tuesday evening at the Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Peabody.
Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Olivia (Hughes) Cummings. She was a 1917 graduate of Peabody High School, the first class to graduate after Peabody became a city. She was a lifelong resident of Peabody.
Mrs. Carey was employed at the former Manufacturer's National Bank in Lynn until her marriage in 1929. Her life was then devoted to raising her family. She was a communicant of St. Ann's Church, former prefect and member of St. Ann's Ladies Sodality and Leo Guild, past president of the North Shore Catholic Charities and a volunteer at Salem Hospital for many years. She also enjoyed painting and crocheting as hobbies.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, John C. and Frances Carey Jr. of Exton, Penn., Gerald T. Carey of Medford, Lawrence C. and Marjorie Carey of Peabody; a sister, Olivia Davis of Johnstown, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Anne Tucker, Olivia Kealty, Elizabeth Devereau and Thomas Cummings.
Her funeral will be held Friday at 8 a.m. from the Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Peabody, followed by a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Ann's Church, South Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. only. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody.
(Published January 22, 1998)

NOBILI Of Lynn, Jan. 18, Mrs. Marjorie A. (Demir) Nobili, of Valley Road. Age 81. Wife of James Nobili. Sister of Arthur Demirs, Jeffrey Demirs, Haraden Demirs and Adam Demirs. Funeral services in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Saturday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Friends may call on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. (1/22/1998)

Marjorie A. Nobili, 81
LYNN Marjorie A. Nobili, of Valley Road, Lynn, died Sunday in Union Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of James Nobili, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage.
Born in Saco, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Edmond J. and Emma (Simpson) Demirs. She was a graduate of Lewiston High School, Maine and Beverly School of Nursing. She has been a resident of Lynn for more than 60 years.
She was a member of the Bethany Congregational Church in Lynn, where she taught Sunday school for several years.
Besides her husband, she leaves four brothers, Arthur L. Demirs of Bridgeton, Maine, Jeffrey H. Demirs of Salem, Haraden E. Demirs of Lynn, and Adam J. Demirs of Moody, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Frederick and Clayton Demirs. 
Funeral services will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.
(Published January 22, 1998)

DINSMORE Of Danvers, Jan. 20, Charles H. Dinsmore, 73, son of Helen (Mingins) Dinsmore of Danvers and the late Clark Dinsmore, husband of Evelyn H. (Tompkins) Dinsmore, father and father-in-law of Janet G. Dinsmore, Laura L. and Lawrence Raimondi of Londonderry, N.H.; grandfather of Peter Charles and Holly Lynne Raimondi. His funeral service will be held in the Maple Street, Congregational Church, Danvers, Friday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., Danvers (Route 62), Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Expressions of sympathy to the A.L.S. Association, 7 Lincoln St., Wakefield, MA 01880 or the Memorial Fund, Maple Street Congregational Church, Maple St., Danvers, MA 01923. (1/22/1998)

Charles H. Dinsmore, 73
DANVERS Charles H. Dinsmore, 73, of Danvers, husband of Evelyn H. (Tompkins) Dinsmore for 39 years, died Tuesday morning in Beverly Hospital following a lengthy battle 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 medal and Atlantic zone medal, 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 Lynne 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.
(Published January 22, 1998)

FERRARA Of Beverly, Jan. 20, James Y. Ferrara, age 90 years, formerly of Manchester-by-the-Sea, husband of the late Thelma (Porter) Ferrara. Brother-in-law of Kathleen Malloy Ferrara of Florida. Dearest friend of G. Richard and Jean Lebel of Wenham. Also survived by several cousins. Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, North Beverly, Monday at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Burial in Central Cemetery, Beverly. Contributions may be made in his memory to Beverly Hospital I.C.U., Herrick Street, Beverly, MA 01915. (1/22,23/1998)

James Y. Ferrara, 90
BEVERLY James Y. Ferrara, 90, formerly of Manchester-by-the-Sea, husband of the late Thelma (Porter) Ferrara, died Tuesday evening at Beverly Hospital.
Born in Medford, he was the son of the late James Vincent and Lucia (Sena) Ferrara, he lived in Manchester-by-the-Sea most of his life and in Beverly for the past 25 years. 
Mr. Ferrara was a supervisor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Highway Department, being employed there for 46 years and retired in 1976. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He served with the 531st Anti-Aircraft 30 Division. He took part in the invasion of Normandy which proceeded through Belgium and Holland. Mr. Ferrara was a member of Veterans of Foreign War in Beverly, Amaral-Bailey Post, American Legion in Manchester-by-the-Sea and the Retired State County and Municipal Employees Association. He was also a member of the Elder Brethren in Manchester-by-the-Sea.
Surviving him are his sister-in-law, Kathleen Malloy Ferrara of Florida; two dear friends, G. Richard and Jean Lebel of Wenham; also several cousins.
The funeral will be from the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, on Monday at 8:15 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, North Beverly at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home are on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Burial will be in Central Cemetery Beverly. 
Memorial contributions can be made to Beverly Hospital I.C.U., Herrick Street, Beverly, MA 01915.
(Published January 22, 1998)

Joseph P. Howard Jr., 73
SWAMPSCOTT Joseph P. Howard Jr., 73, of Burrill Street, Swampscott, died Tuesday in the Life Care Center, Lynn after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Mary E. (Reardon) Howard. 
Mr. Howard was born in Lynn and was the son of the late Joseph P. Sr. and Dorothy (Keeler) Howard. He was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. He has lived in Swampscott for the past 40 years.
He had worked for many years as a tool and die maker for General Electric Company in Lynn. He also taught the apprentice program at the General Electric Company. He later worked for the United Shoe Company in Beverly. He retired in 1986 from the North Shore Regional Vocational School in Middleton where he taught Machine Shop for many years. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and Knights of Columbus both of Swampscott, and was a former member of the planning board and school committee of the North Shore Regional Vocation School in Middleton.
Besides his wife he is survived by: two sons, Joseph P. Howard III of Swampscott and David C. Howard of Exeter, N.H.; two daughters, Kathleen E. Melkonian of Reading and Elaine M. Vousboukis of Swampscott; two brothers, Walter Howard of Lynn and Eugene Howard; three sisters, Dorothy Murray of Wenham, Edythe Boisvert of Amesbury, and Beverly Thibeault of Wenham; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Mary Claire Howard and the brother of the late Forest Howard and Ruth Fitzgerald.
His funeral is from the Solimine, Landergan & Rhodes Funeral Home, 426 Broadway, Lynn on Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Swampscott Cemetery.
(Published January 22, 1998)

Maria Filomena, 77
PEABODY Maria Filomena, 77, of Connolly Terrace, Peabody, died Wednesday at the Salem Hospital after a short illness. She was the wife of the late Francisco Sampaio.
Born in Terceira, Azores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Maria Victorina (da Conceicao) Sivveira, she grew up and spent the early part of her life in Portugal and moved to Peabody in 1971. 
She was a communicant and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Peabody.
She is survived by four sons, Miguel G. Sampaio and Francisco M. Sampaio both of the Azores, Portugal, Firminio Sampaio of Alberta, Canada and Joao F. Sampaio of Salem; four daughters, Marcionilia Sousa of Salem, Filomena de Carmo Bettencourt of Austria, Leopoldina Sampaio and Lucia S. Rebelo, both of Peabody; a sister, Maria de Lourdes Rodrugues of Terceira, Azores, Portugal; 21 grandchidren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 8 a.m. from the Francis L. Conway & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Chestnut St., Peabody, followed by a funeral Mass in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Peabody at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours are on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 
(Published January 22, 1998)

MURPHY Of Peabody, Jan. 20, 1998, Katharine V. (Fitzpatrick) Murphy, 89, retired Peabody school teacher, wife of George A. Murphy and sister of Ann L. Sullivan. Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 8:45 a.m. from the Francis L. Conway and Sons Funeral Home, 12 Chestnut St., Peabody, followed by a funeral Mass in St. John's Church, Peabody, at 9:30 a.m. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours are on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of your choice.(1/22/1998)

Katharine V. Murphy, 89
PEABODY Katharine V. (Fitzpatrick) Murphy, 89 of Columbia Road, Peabody, died Tuesday at the Salem Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of George A. Murphy.
Born and raised in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Nora (Walsh) Fitzpatrick, she had resided in Peabody for the past 47 years.
She was a graduate of Salem State College and was a teacher in the Peabody school system for 40 years prior to her retirement in 1966. She had taught at the Farnsworth Center and Keefe Schools in Peabody and was a member of the Massachusetts Retired Teachers Association.
Surviving her besides her husband are a sister and brother-in-law, Ann L. and Thomas Sullivan of Salem; and many nieces and nephews including Carol and Kevin Crean of Salem and Virginia and Edward Geary of Lynnfield and many grandnieces and grandnephews. She was the sister of the late John, Thomas, Mary and Norine Fitzpatrick and Helena McHugh.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 8:45 a.m. from the Francis L. Conway & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Chestnut St., Peabody, followed by a funeral Mass in St. John's Church, Peabody at 9:30 a.m. burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
(Published January 22, 1998)

Alton J. Madrosian, 77
DANVERS Alton J. Madrosian, 77, died Jan. 21. He was a salesman at Filene's department store, Peabody.
He was the cousin of George A. and James T. Kasper, Thomas and James Green. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn.
(Published January 22, 1998)

Richard M. Logan, 42
ROWLEY Richard M. Logan, 42, husband of Barbara M. (Lawler) Logan of Depot Way, died suddenly yesterday morning in the Beverly Hospital.
He was the son of Claire (Grant) Logan of Beverly, the late Frank H. Logan and father of Richard M., Jason W. and Jared W. Logan, all of Rowley.
Funeral arrangements are by the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home are incomplete at this time.
(Published January 22, 1998)

Rudolph Growitz
SALEM Rudolph Growitz, of 2 Clark Avenue, husband of the late Mary (Laska) Growitz, died Wednesday evening in the Union Hospital Lynn. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by David H. Gonet Funeral Home 22 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem.
(Published January 22, 1998)

ATTON Of South Yarmouth, formerly of Reading and Medford, age 84, Queenie Muriel (Lauder). Beloved wife of the late Elmore B. Atton. Loving mother of Marion L. Smith of West Peabody. Devoted grandmother of Nancy L. and Kenneth W. Smith both of Peabody and Judith Utley of Beverly. Great-grandmother of Jessica L. and Joshua D. Smith both of Peabody. Funeral services will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923 or the Hospice of Cape Cod, 923 Main St., Yarmouthport, MA 02675. Arrangements are being handled by the Beals-Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home. (1/22/1998)

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. (1/21,22/1998)

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, 22/1998)

HOWARD Of Swampscott, Jan. 20, Joseph P., age 73, of Burrill Street. Husband of Mary E. (Reardon) Howard; father of Joseph P. III of Swampscott, David C. of Exeter, N.H., Kathleen E. Melkonian of Reading, Elaine M. Vousboukis of Swampscott and the late Mary Claire Howard; brother of Walter Howard of Lynn, Eugene Howard, Dorothy Murray and Beverly Thibeault of Wenham, Edythe Boisvert of Amesbury, and the late Forest Howard and Ruth Fitzgerald; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral is Saturday from the Solimine, Landergan & Rhodes Funeral Home, 426 Broadway, Route 129, Lynn, (781) 595-1492 at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott at 10 a.m. Burial in Swampscott Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. (1/22,23/1998)

IRWIN In Haverhill, Jan. 19, 1998, Winnifred (Freeman) Irwin, 82, of Brickett Hill Circle, Haverhill, formerly of Rowley. Widow of Harold C. Stevens and Thompson D. Irwin. Memorial service, Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in the Fiske Chapel of Belleville Congregational Church, Newburyport. Private burial in Main Street Cemetery, Rowley. Donations to Belleville Congregational Church, 285 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950. Arrangements by the Frank S. Roberts and Son Funeral Home of Rowley. (1/22/1998)

LITTLE In Peabody, Julia (Emilian) Little, died Jan. 18, age 87, formerly of Wilson Terrace, Peabody. She was the wife of the late William H. Little. She leaves her daughter Lois and her husband William O'Hara of Peabody; her 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 in Richardson Funeral Homes of J.S. Waterman and Sons. 114 Central St. (by Wilson Square), Peabody, on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Burial is in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. (1/22/1998)

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.(1/21,22/1998)


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