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October 19, 2013

Harriet Phyllis (Dobrusin) Schechter

North Andover, formerly of Peabody and Lynn — Entered into rest October 18, 2013. Dear daughter of the late Louis and Bessie Dobrusin (Goldstein). Beloved wife of the late Robert Schechter. Devoted mother of Susan Schechter of Culver City, CA; Debra Saba and her husband, John, of Andover, David Schechter and his wife, Mary, of Cumming, GA and Frances Schechter of San Francisco, CA. Loving sister of the late Alfred and Leonard Dobrusin. Cherished grandmother of Stacey and Jill Saba and Robert Adam Schechter.

ARRANGEMENTS: Services at the Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., Salem-Swampscott line on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at 9:30 AM. Interment will follow in the Pride of Lynn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St., Peabody, MA 01960 or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapels.

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  • Dana L. Phipps, 64

    Beverly and Rowley — Dana L. Phipps, 64, of Lehighton, Pa., passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in his home. He was the husband of Cynthia (Allen) Phipps for 39 years. Born in Beverly, he was the son of Merle Phipps of Rowley and the late Barbara (Sinclair) Phipps.

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  • Jennifer A. Tisdale, 47

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  • Mark D. Patterson, 56

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  • Peter J. Smyth, 71

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  • Richard Adams Lee, 86

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  • William A. Haskell, 87

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  • Anne O'Donnell, 83

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  • Dennis L. Cruikshank, 51

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  • George A. Peachey, 87

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  • Joseph "Clem" Girard

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  • Mary E. (Fuller) Vaughan, 92

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  • Harriet (Arabatzis) Chihlas, 73

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  • Mary K. Spiers, 89

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  • Robert B. Donnelly, 83

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  • Frances Parlee, 88

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