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January 15, 2013

Marie White, 96

Beverly — Marie White, wife of the late, E. Frederick White and long time Hamilton resident, passed away peacefully last Thursday night at the age of 96. Mrs. White grew up in Beverly as one of six children of Herbert and Catherine Martin. She was an avid bridge player and a regular at West Beach in Beverly for many years.

Along with her husband, Fred, she was actively involved with the children of her siblings, Gertrude (Guinivan), Ann (Barry), Helen (Broderick), Kaye (Wiseman) and Herbert "Buzz" Martin, and was famous for her lobster bakes in her back yard in Hamilton. With a keen eye for art, during the 1960's she and her sisters closely followed the artists of Rocky Neck and accumulated a collection of paintings focused on the works of Emile Gruppe.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Ann Dione, Paul, John and Jane Guinivan, Tom and John Martin, Sheila Keating, Nancy Ormiston and Michael Wiseman.

ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service will be held at the Campbell – Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly (North Beverly location) Thursday, January 17, 2013, at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may pay their respects prior to the service on Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Burial to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Beverly. Information, directions and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.

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  • Aleyes 'Al' Markarian, 85

    Salem, MA — Aleyes “Al” Markarian, 85, loving husband of Geraldine (Lynch) Markarian of Salem, died at Essex Park Nursing Home in Beverly, early on Tuesday morning, April 22, 2014, following a long illness. Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late David and Eva (Arakelian) Markarian. He attended local schools, and then Mr. Markarian attended Peabody High School until he could join the U.S. Army, and was discharged during the Korean Conflict. Following his discharge, he worked in local tanneries in Peabody, as well as a short order cook. He later worked at the U.S. Postal Service for many years, until his retirement. He was an avid golfer and longtime member of the A.O.H. Division 18 in Salem. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Lisa Markarian of Salem and her boyfriend, John Frassica of East Boston, and Laura Markarian of Salem; several nieces, Pamela Vartigan Tremblay and her husband, Gerry, of Tewksbury, Kathleen and Stephen Kelly of Burlington, Mass., and Susan and Steven Butler of Stoneham; and his great-nieces and great-nephews, Joey, Andrew, Jonathan, Crystal, Shannon, and Justin. He was predeceased by twin brother, Solomon, and sister Alice Vartigan.

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  • Anne Cohen, 103

    Salem — Mrs. Anne (Meyrowitz) Cohen, 103, of Salem formerly of Lynn, entered into rest Wednesday morning at the Grosvenor Park Nursing Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Samuel M. Cohen.

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  • Edith (Moore) Thomas RN, 91

    Danvers — Edith died in the Kaplan House, surrounded by her family. Edith was born in St. Johns, Newfoundland, and graduated from Chelsea High School and earned her Registered Nurse degree. Her mother was Elsie (Gilbert) Moore, and her father was Roland Moore. She was the wife of the late Milton M. Thomas and sister of William B. Moore. She is survived by her son, Wayne Thomas of Topsfield, and her daughter, Joanne Reutter and her husband Karl of Peabody; as well as her daughter, Janice Ellen. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Jennifer Reutter, Heidi Avola, Tommy Thomas, Scott Thomas, Kristin and Nicholas Shafe. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren, Joey the 4th, Zachary, Kayleigh, Cameron, Macey, Caden, T.J, and Shane, as well as many friends.

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  • Freeman Chase, Jr., 87

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  • Irene DiPaolo, 88

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  • John H. Stella, Sr., 95

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  • Maria do Carmo da Pedra Madeira Carroca, 81

    Peabody — Maria do Carmo da Pedra Madeira Carroca, 81, beloved wife of Manuel Carroca of Peabody, died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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  • Neal F. Macdonald, 56

    Danvers — Neal F. Macdonald, 56, of Danvers, died on Saturday, April 19, while under the care of Life Choice Hospice at Twin Oaks, Danvers.

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  • Nicholas Matook, 33

    Hamilton — Nicholas John Matook, 33, passed away unexpectedly on April 19, 2014.

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  • Robert J. Hilton Jr., 98

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  • Thelma (Stensrud) Killam, 91

    Beverly — Thelma (Stensrud) Killam, 91, died peacefully, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at her home with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul D. Killam, who died on July 29, 1972.

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  • Emily Alena Wilder, 98

    Danvers — Mrs. Emily Alena Wilder, 98, of Danvers, died on Friday, March 21, 2014, at Hathorne Hill Healthcare facility in Danvers.

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  • Fabia 'Bunny' French, 82

    Salem — Mrs. Fabia “Bunny” (Burridge) French, 82, of Salem, died peacefully at her home on April 20, 2014, surrounded by love. She was the beloved wife of Frederick French, who she met when she was 14, and shared 63 years of marriage.

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  • Jessie Hahn, 93

    Marblehead — Jessie Martha Hahn, 93, of Marblehead, died on Monday, April 21, 2014, at Devereux House. She was the mother of Steven Hahn of Marblehead, and the wife of the late Raymond Hahn.

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  • Marie Lawler, 93

    Gloucester, MA — Marie V. Lawler (Michael) of Magnolia died peacefully Friday April 18, 2014 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Lawler was predeceased by her husband, Albert F. Lawler.

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  • Randy J. Steen, 50

    Danvers — Mr. Randy J. Steen, 50, of Danvers, died on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, following a long, courageous battle with diabetes.

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  • Richard A. Kohut, 82

    Peabody — Richard A. "Dick" Kohut, 82, of Peabody, husband of Mary (Pappacostas) Kohut, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, with his family by his side at the NSMC Salem Hospital.

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  • Robert J. Devoe, 83

    Danvers — Robert J. Devoe, 83, of Danvers and formerly of Salem, died at his home, Emeritus Assisted Living, on Monday, April 21, 2014, with his family by his side. He was the devoted husband of Lorraine R. (Caron) Devoe, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage.

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  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014
  • Anthony J. Giambrone, 65

    Peabody — Anthony Giambrone, 65, beloved husband of Frances (Dukeshire) Giambrone of Peabody, died peacefully at his home on Monday April 21, 2014, while in the comforting presence of his family, following a brief illness.

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  • Daniel R. Kelly, 64

    Danvers — Daniel R. Kelly, 64, a lifelong Danvers resident, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 18, 2014. He was the loving husband of Tina (Brown) Kelly, with whom he shared nearly 45 years of marriage.

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  • Donald J. Ouellette, 75

    Beverly — Donald J. Ouellette, 75, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, following an extended illness.

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  • Donald Robert Humphreys, 91

    Marblehead — Donald Robert Humphreys was born in Swampscott, Mass. on March 20, 1923, to Francis Henry Humphreys and Ethel Louise ( Berry ) Humphreys. Don, as he was called, graduated with the Swampscott High School, Class of 1940. On Dec. 8, 1941, one day after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Don signed up for the U.S. Marine Corps. He reported for duty in January, was trained as an aircraft mechanic, and was sent to the South Pacific Theater, spending six months on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands before moving to other tactical assignments. He returned to the states in May, 1944, as a Master Sargent, and married Ruth Treat of Marblehead, and began their married life together at the Marine Air Station, El Toro, Calif. Don was transferred to Navy Flight Training in January, 1945, and had just earned his pilots wings when the war ended.

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  • Frank T. Dupuis, 87

    Salem — Mr. Francis T. Dupuis, 87, of Salem, died suddenly on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Union Hospital in Lynn. He was the beloved husband of Olive (Townsend) Dupuis, with whom he had shared 64 years of marriage.

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  • James D. Martinage, 51

    Windham, NH — James D. Martinage, 51, of Windham, N.H., died on Thursday in Windham. He was born in Winchester, Mass., and grew up and was educated in Peabody, Mass., where he graduated from Bishop Fenway High School. He later attended several colleges and graduated from Northern Essex. Jim was a longtime Salem, N.H. resident. Jim was an electronic engineer for Lucent Technologies in North Andover, Mass. He also was a self-employed landscaper.

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  • James Yeannakopoulos, 87

    Salem, MA — James “Jim” John Yeannakopoulos, 87, died peacefully at North Shore Medical Center in Salem on Thursday morning, April 17, 2014. Jim was born in Salem, Mass., and was the son of the late John and Eleni (Eliopoulos) Yeannakopoulos. He a graduated from Salem Classical High School, Class of 1944. After graduation, he attended Boston University for a year before joining the Army. During his time in the service, he worked as a finance clerk in Germany with the 337th Finance and Disbursement Office. Following his discharge, he returned to Boston University and received his degree in liberal arts in 1949. Jim, a lifelong learner, continued his education and received his master’s in education from Boston University in 1956. He then continued at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, where he received a certificate of advanced study in education administration in 1962. Jim, a Fulbright Scholarship recipient in South America, enrolled in the doctoral program at Columbia University Teachers College. Jim began his teaching career in Fairhaven, Mass., at the Anthony School as a social studies teacher. A few years later, he began an international teaching career. He taught many grade levels in Kobe, Japan, and later, as a principal in several schools in France and Germany. Upon returning to the States, he spent time teaching in Brookline, Mass., at both the Edith C. Baker School and Driscoll School. He went on to become administrative assistant to the superintendent of schools within the Nyack Public Schools in Nyack, N.Y. Several years later, and until his retirement, he was the principal of the Alden Terrace School in Elmont, N..Y. After his retirement, Jim continued to remain active as an educator. He spent four years as headmaster at Cathedral School in New York City, and as a social worker at the Hanac-Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee in Bronx, N.Y. In this role, he helped local residents obtain much needed services. Jim was the director of the Hellenic Cultural Center in Astoria, N.Y. He was very proud of his Greek heritage and was able to arrange lectures, art shows and musical and theater events, all dealing with Greek culture. Jim taught ESL classes at HANAC in Jackson Heights, and served as headmaster at Three Hierarchs School in Brooklyn, N.Y. Jim lived every day to its fullest and was a friend to everybody. He had many friends and was very active in corresponding with them. He was the "family photographer," and was considered the family historian. He was a passionate fan of the opera and was a member of the Committee to Restore the Bell Tower at Saint Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church. Prior to his untimely death, Jim was making arrangements to travel to Greece with his brother and family members. Jim is survived by his sister, Florence Gianakakis of Ipswich; and his brother, Theodore of Salem. He also leaves behind an extensive family including cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and godchildren. He was devoted to his family and friends, and will be greatly missed. He was predeceased by two brothers, Stavros and Anastash “Ernie”; and two sisters, Efrosine and Julia.

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  • Joseph Anthony Wrobel, 90

    Manchester-by-the-Sea — Joseph A. Wrobel, 90, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in his childhood home on Bennett Street, with his family by his side. Joe, as everyone called him, was a lifelong resident of Manchester, graduating from Story High and then Northeastern University. He enlisted in the Army and served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during World War II. A decorated veteran, he was a navigator on a B-17. Joe taught sciences at Somerville High School for 25 years, prior to retirement. Joe was a member of the Amaral-Bailey Post 113, Lions Club International, Manchester Club and Knights of Columbus. An avid reader, he was also a longtime volunteer at the Manchester Public Library. Joe was also an accomplished golfer and played in many town tournaments, but he mostly enjoyed time spent with his family and grandchildren.

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  • Marjorie Waring, 94

    Peabody — Marjorie Waring, 94, of Peabody, died on Saturday morning at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold B Waring Sr.

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  • Shirley Atherton, 83

    Peabody, MA — Mrs. Shirley I. (Appleby) Atherton, 83, of Peabody, died on Monday at Beverly Hospital, after a brief illness. She was the wife of Maurice “Moe” Atherton, with whom she had shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Gladys Appleby. She was raised in Lynn, and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1948. She had lived in Peabody since 1966.

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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

    Marblehead — Donald Campbell Seamans of Marblehead, beloved husband of Beverly ( Benson ) Seamans, died in his home in January 22, 2014. He was 87 years old.

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