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March 19, 2013

Carolyn D. Shannon, 82

Marblehead — Carolyn D. Shannon passed away on Saturday, March 16, at Salem Hospital, surrounded by her family, after a brief illness. Mrs. Shannon, a resident of Marblehead since 1955, was married for 48 years to her beloved husband, Dr. James M. Shannon, who predeceased her in 2003.

Carolyn Patricia Damp, 82, was born in Tulsa, Okla., the only child of Frances (Pope) and Ralph E. Damp. She spent her childhood in Oklahoma and Illinois, where her father was a chemical engineer with Standard Oil. She enjoyed traveling the country with her parents, especially touring the National Parks and fly-fishing with her father in Colorado. She moved with her parents to Havana, Cuba, in 1943, where she attended Ruston Academy. Later, the family settled in New York City where Carolyn graduated from the Spence School. She attended Sweetbriar College in Virginia, and Barnard College in New York City, where she studied English. She was a graduate of Tobe’-Coburn School in New York City, and was a fashion merchandiser with Bonwit Teller, before working in radio with ABC studios in New York.

Carolyn loved being the wife of a surgeon, with whom she raised four children. She was actively involved in charity events for Salem Hospital, and was a gracious hostess who enjoyed entertaining people from all over the world in her stately oceanside home. The doors were always open for friends and soon-to-be friends, including many surgical Residents who trained with her husband at Salem.

Carolyn was an amazing cook who enjoyed learning and sharing new cuisines with her family. Dr. and Mrs. Shannon enjoyed traveling the world together, meeting people of all cultures, and inviting them to their home. Carolyn was an accomplished painter who studied under the late Marian Brown. She was an avid reader, and in her younger days, was a passionate gardener and flower arranger. Carolyn was a member of the Old North Church, the Winter Garden Club and a former member of the Marblehead Neck Association, Corinthian Yacht Club, and the Eastern Yacht Club.

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  • Jessie Hahn, 93

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  • Marie Lawler, 93

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  • Randy J. Steen, 50

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  • Richard A. Kohut, 82

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  • Robert J. Devoe, 83

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  • Anthony J. Giambrone, 65

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  • Daniel R. Kelly, 64

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  • Donald Robert Humphreys, 91

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  • Frank T. Dupuis, 87

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  • James D. Martinage, 51

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  • James Yeannakopoulos, 87

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  • Joseph Anthony Wrobel, 90

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  • Marjorie Waring, 94

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  • Shirley Atherton, 83

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  • William C. Tannebring Jr. DMD, 95

    Beverly — William Charles Tannebring Jr. DMD, 95, died peacefully in the company of his family on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Harborlight House in Beverly, Mass.

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  • Donald Campbell Seamans, 87

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  • George Kyminas, 27

    Peabody — George D. Kyminas, 27, of Peabody, died with his family and friends by his side at Massachusetts General Hospital on Thursday, April 17, 2014. In 2012, he married his high school sweetheart of 11 years, Dana M. (Buxton) Kyminas, and he was expecting their first child, a daughter, in July.

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  • James A. Wells, 67

    Beverly — James A. “Jim” Wells, 67, died on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by his family. Born in Troy, N.Y., he was the son of the late Albert and Margaret (Bouchard) Wells. He received his education in the Beverly School System and graduated from Beverly High School, Class of 1964. He continued his education earning a business degree from Merrimack College. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during the Vietnam Era as a member of the United States Army, and as a longtime member of the Massachusetts and California National Guard, achieving the rank of Major. Mr. Wells had been employed by the MBTA, the City of Culver City, Calif., and Federal Express in managerial roles, and at the time of his retirement, he worked for American Eagle Airlines.

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  • James W. Falck, 84

    Beverly, MA — Jim Falck was surrounded by his family when he died at his home in Beverly, Mass., on October, 5, 2013, after a brief illness. Jim, 84, was a lifelong artist, architect, landscape architect, and friend to many. Jim was born on December 24, 1928, in Edgeley, N.D. and was the middle son of Thomas B. and Anne (Heffron) Falck. While Jim was young, the family moved back to the family farm near Buchanan, N.D., where Jim attended school. Jim attended Jamestown College for one year, then went on to North Dakota Agricultural College (now NDSU) in Fargo, where he was active in the Sigma Chi Fraternity, Blue Key Honor Society and Bison Brevities. He graduated in 1953 with a degree in architecture. After a tour of duty in the U.S. Air Force as a commissioned officer, Jim moved to Denver, Colo., to begin a career in architecture, which moved him to Houston, Flagstaff and Phoenix, before his return to Denver to work for Victor Hornbein, the most significant architect of the region.

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  • John A. McCormack, 75

    Peabody — Mr. John A. McCormack, 75, of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea and Middleton, beloved husband of Elizabeth (Day) McCormack, died on April 19, 2014, following a lengthy illness, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, surrounded by his family.

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  • Lauriane P. O'Leary, 68

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  • Margaret 'Peggi' (Connolly) Spiers, 60

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  • Robert A. Barker, 86

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  • Theresa Morin, 86

    Salem, MA — Theresa “Terry” (LeBlanc) Morin, 86, of Salem, died on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Salem Hospital, following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Raoul “Ralph” Morin, and the daughter of the late John and Beatrice (Melanson) LeBlanc. Born and raised in Salem, Terry was educated at St. Joseph’s School. She worked as an assembler for many years at Solid State in Salem and Hytron Co. In later years, she worked as a quality control inspector for Unitrode Corporation in Watertown. She enjoyed playing bingo and working at the bingo at both St. Joseph’s Church and St. James Church in Salem. She liked to take trips to Foxwood, and truly enjoyed knitting. Terry loved dogs, with a fondness for her beloved grand-dogs. She is remembered for making the “the best caramels, ever” by anyone fortunate enough to have tasted them. She was a communicant of St. James Church and the former St. Joseph’s Church in Salem.

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  • Victoria DeMello

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  • Antoinette Mazzetta, 99

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