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Marblehead harbors a tall ship

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Cady Netland of Boxford reads a book and takes in a view of the HMCS Oriole anchored in the mouth of Marblehead Harbor from Chandler-Hovey Park.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

MARBLEHEAD — A 96-year-old sailing training vessel of the Royal Canadian Navy has been a guest in Marblehead Harbor for the past several days.

The HMCS Oriole, a 102-foot-long ship, was anchored off the coast of Marblehead while it waited to venture into Boston Harbor as part of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.

The trans-Atlantic regatta began in Royal Greenwich, UK. The fleet then raced to Sines, Portugal, followed by Bermuda. The ships will arrive in Boston Harbor today for Sail Boston 2017. On Thursday, the fleet will travel to Quebec City, Canada.

“I think we should all be honored that she chose Marblehead and the Boston Yacht Club to be a stopover and I know she will attract a lot of interest as she sits off of Marblehead,” said Marblehead harbormaster Mark Souza.

The vessel was built by the wealthy Gooderham Family in Toronto, Canada in 1924, said the ship’s executive officer Tom Eagle. The family was involved with racing in the late 1800s and early 1900s and had five ships, all named Oriole. The ship in Marblehead Harbor is Oriole IV. While the boat was being constructed, the shipyard closed down. It was sent to Neponsit to be finished, beginning its ties to New England.

Throughout the ’30s and ’40s, it was chartered to the Navy of Canada for the purpose of training young adults and officers to prepare them to serve in the Canadian Navy. The vessel was purchased by the Navy in 1952 and commissioned two years later, said Eagle.

“It’s a commissioned ship in the Navy, just like every other gray ship you see,” said Eagle.

The Oriole is participating in the Tall Ships festival for the first time in more than 20 years in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.

“This is the first time since 1984 since it has been through the Panama Canal and into the Atlantic,” said Eagle. “The ship made the trip along the Atlantic for the Tall Ships festival in 1984.”

From Boston, Oriole will visit Charlottetown, Canada, to continue its celebration of Canadian Independence Day.

Sail Boston 2017’s opening ceremony will be today at noon at the Boston Harbor Hotel Rotunda. The Grand Parade of Sail will follow Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Brood Sound into the main channel of Boston Harbor, along the waterfront. The flotillas will turn at Charlestown and proceed to their assigned berthing areas.


Bridget Turcotte can be reached at bturcotte@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @BridgetTurcotte.

Swampscott embraces the great outdoors

By MATT DEMIRS

SWAMPSCOTT — Students at Swampscott Middle School won’t be limited to lessons in a typical four-walled classroom next year.

Come September, the wooded area across from the school will be turned into an outdoor learning space to encourage hands-on and active learning of nature.

“We’re creating an outdoor space to grow and label plants and trees, and identify the wildlife, like the birds and squirrels around here,” said Principal Jason Calichman, “We’ll have movable  benches so multiple grades can be there at the same time. These benches will be light so teachers and students can pick up these benches to conduct a lesson wherever they want in this area.”

All grades will use the outdoor space, weather permitting, giving students a unique accessibility to nature, he said.

Part time enrichment teacher, Gail Anderson, conceived the outside classroom idea and came to Gino Cresta, director of public works, for help.

“I committed to the project about a year and a half ago because I figured it would be a great idea to help out,” he said.

The project was funded by the DPW although a lot of the materials are being drawn from a surplus of materials from other projects.

“We had a surplus of funds from the Blocksidge Field turf project and decided to use that money by hauling it up the street. The blocks you can see around the trees came from Machon Elementary School.”

Anderson also wrote a grant to the DPW for funds that Cresta believes will be used for chairs, tables, and other things for the students, he said.

The DPW is currently clearing parts of the wooded area. Once an unused space containing lots of trash, said Calichman, now will be fully utilized.

“Anything pretty that happens at Swampscott Middle School she has done it,” said the principal. “She did the boat, the flowers, the planters, the mulch. I drive by on the weekends and she’s pulling weeds. It’s pretty amazing how dedicated she is to the school and the students.”

Superintendent Pamela R. H. Angelakis posted on her blog Monday detailing the ways the middle school plans to use the space.

“Using the Audubon Society and other resources, students will build bird houses, create a pollinator garden, and plant native woodland plants as needed.  Students will make signs identifying the plants and animals as well as mapping the outdoor space for students, teachers, and visitors to use when visiting the Outdoor Classroom.”

Angelakis said outdoor seating, some purchased and other made by students, will be available to construct amphitheater seating for a class play or presentation, such as the preschoolers’ Barnyard Babies program.

“As Forest Avenue is the entrance to the Swampscott Middle School, it is our hope that this Outdoor Classroom will give visitors a small sample of all the wonderful learning opportunities that are happening in our schools.”


Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com.

Pianos are key in downtown Peabody

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Angelo Silver and his son Kieran played a tune on one of the painted pianos on Main Street Thursday morning as officials kicked off the second season of the program.

By ADAM SWIFT

PEABODY — If you’re in the mood to tickle the ivories, downtown Peabody is the place to be this summer.

Thursday morning was the official unveiling of the second year of the Play Us a Tune painted piano project. The five pianos, painted by local artists and sponsored by Peabody businesses, is a collaboration between city officials and Peabody Main Streets.

“The program is really meant to bring art, visual art and music, to Main Street,” said Pedro Soto, the city’s planner. “Our hope really is for folks to come out and enjoy playing and enjoy listening and to frequent our beautiful shops, get some coffee and just connect with the folks in the neighborhood.”

The Mad Hatter-inspired piano on Main Street near Northfield Properties and Breaking Ground Cafe was designed and painted by the artists at ArcWorks Community Art Center on Foster Street. ArcWorks is a program of the Northeast Arc that provides artistic opportunity to people with disabilities.

“There were multiple artists that put together the theme of the Mad Hatter,” said Susan Dodge, director of ArcWorks. “There was one design that was painted by all my artists from ArcWorks, who are all represented here today. I want to congratulate everyone for doing an awesome job.”

The other brightly colored pianos are in front of the library, near Santoros, and in Peabody Square near Sports Collectables and under the Civil War monument. This year’s sponsors for the program include the Peabody Institute Library, North Shore Bank, Lahey Clinic, Rousselot, and the Law Offices of Jason Panos, according to Soto.

Peabody resident Angelo Silver played a tune with his son, Kieran, to help kick off the season.

Malden and Medford feed off Wegman’s

By STEVE FREKER

MEDFORD — Wegman’s, a Malden Music Festival sponsor which announced in March its plans to open a Medford store this fall, is awarding local scholarships.

Four area students are each $500 scholarship recipients, including Medford High School’s Tyrese Stroud. Wegman’s in a statement described the scholarships as “a symbolic nod” to its Employee Scholarship Program, which helps employees along the path to higher education.

In addition to Medford High, Wegmans partnered with Everett and Somerville high schools to select scholarship recipients using a selection process based on the company’s core values of caring, respect, high standards, empowerment and making a difference.

“The employee scholarship program is a long-standing tradition at Wegmans that we’re especially proud of,” said Wegmans Medford Store Manager Kevin Russell. “Many of our leaders started with the company part time as a first job and went on to attend college with tuition assistance from our employee scholarship program.”

The 120,000 square foot store will be located on the Mystic Valley Parkway’s north side.

The local recipients join 2,019 Wegmans employees who were granted new scholarships this year, with an expected payout of $5.1 million to the program’s current and new recipients for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Since the program began in 1984, more than 35,000 Wegmans employees have been awarded scholarships totaling $110 million.

To receive a scholarship, Wegmans employees must meet work-performance criteria. Eligibility is also based on a minimum number of work hours over a specified time period. Part-time employees can receive up to $6,000 over four years and full-time employees can receive up to $8,800 over four years, with no limit placed on the number of scholarships awarded and no restrictions on a student’s course of study from an accredited college.

The Medford Wegmans will employ approximately 450 people. Hiring and training are currently underway for positions including everything from entry-level management to culinary professionals such as line cooks. Applicants may apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers or call 781-322-0985 for more information.

Wegmans, founded in 1916 by the Wegman family, now operates 92 stores in Atlantic Coast states such as Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Wegmans’ first New England store was in Northborough, Mass., in 2011.

The Medford store’s features include a Market Cafe, with indoor and outdoor seating; a full selection of beer, wine and spirits; and other food offerings. Plenty of seating space is planned for dining in the store either daily or evenings.

Time to turn to seniors

The Lynnfield Board of Selectmen has hit on a great idea by creating a senior citizen advisory council. The council’s scope will not be limited to council on aging matters and senior center needs: The selectmen want seniors to give them advice on broad-sweeping town concerns, including transportation, tax policy and recreation.

Turning to the oldest residents in any community for advice and perspective seems like an obvious idea. But how often is it done? Municipal policies and programs from one community to another all too often seem to peg seniors as a specific class of citizens in need of services like “assisted” housing, specialized transportation, and senior centers.

Lynnfield’s elected leaders are turning the tables on the way government views older residents and turning to seniors for their wisdom and institutional knowledge of a community. Seniors in many ways are the people best equipped to weigh in on the merits of a proposed community or initiative or policy.

Many older residents lived in towns such as Lynnfield for decades and they have seen bright ideas come and go. They can recall when tax dollars were wisely spent and when common sense was cast aside in favor of the latest municipal planning craze.

Seniors know the adage, “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” contains some truth. Studying a community’s history helps provide insight on local problems and why some solutions work better than others.

Lynnfield’s legislative delegation would be well-served recruiting their colleagues in surrounding communities and proposing the creation of a special committee to replicate senior citizen advisory councils in cities and towns across the state.

The combined power of Massachusetts seniors offering perspective, advice and suggestions can only help local communities and state government. Senior citizen advisory councils can also advise communities on how to tackle seniors’ housing needs and medical care.

Modern medicine is pushing life expectancy toward triple digits but the demise of the pension systems familiar to people born in the mid 20th-century means new and innovative solutions to assisting seniors financially must be sought.

Councils built on the Lynnfield model can be sounding boards and sources of advice for how communities keep seniors living safely in their homes and how local government can help families affordably care for an older loved one. Leaving senior concerns to the private sector and the federal government will only yield partial solutions to these significant challenges.

Senior citizen advisory councils make sense more now than ever.

Honoring Lynn Rotarian and humanitarian, T. Richard Cuffe Jr.

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Joyce Elliott presents T. Richard Cuffe Jr. with an award on behalf of the Rotary Club of Lynn at the Porthole Restaurant on Thursday.

By MATT DEMIRS

LYNN — Dedicated member, friend, and humanitarian T. Richard Cuffe Jr. was recognized by the Rotary Club of Lynn Thursday at their weekly meeting.

A valued member of the Rotary since November 1, 1990, Cuffe spent years taking lead roles with several programs sponsored by the Club.

Rotary Club president Ray Bastarache said the club received correspondence from Cuffe that he would be leaving.

Cuffe suffered from a stroke a few years ago while vacationing in Paris with his wife, he said, and hasn’t been able to stay as involved as he always liked, so he is stepping down from his responsibilities at the Rotary and other civic associations.

Cuffe served on numerous boards, including the original St. Mary’s High School Board of Trustees, the Boys and Girls Club of Lynn and the executive board of directors at the Rotary Club of Lynn.

He was also inducted to the St. Mary’s High School Hall of Fame in 2013.

With the help of fellow member, Joyce Elliott, who planned the event, the Rotary felt they needed to recognize his years of hard work, the president said.

“We can’t let this guy step off and not recognize him,” he said. “I don’t think there’s anybody in the Lynn club whose membership we value more than Rich Cuffe,” Bastarache said.

“Richie never said no to anybody,” said his longtime business partner, Webb Primason. “It’s not that he didn’t like to say no. It’s that he likes to say yes.”

“We are here to recognize T. Richard Cuffe Jr., long-time Rotarian, and long time humanitarian,” said Elliott, who was first welcomed by Cuffe when she joined the Club.

On behalf of the Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, John Krol presented Cuffe with a citation for years of dedicated service to the City of Lynn, while Robert Douglas presented a certificate on behalf of the city council president Darren Cyr.

Elliott also awarded Cuffe with a plaque on behalf of the Lynn Rotary Club in addition to tender, heartfelt words paying tribute to the man who did it all.

“Rich was someone who took on and carried out any task you asked,” Elliott said. “This is an honor long overdue to someone who couldn’t be more deserving.”


Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com.

Police log: 6-16-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to the Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Christina Dionizio, of 101 Lynnway, was arrested at 1:57 p.m. Wednesday on warrant charges of possession to distribute cocaine, possession of a Class B drug, possession of a Class E drug, possession of a firearm without FID card, and possession of ammo without FID.

Omar Lejer, of 484 Western Ave., was arrested at 8:59 p.m. Wednesday on warrant charges possession to distribute drugs, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, and warrant charges.

Jose Pichardo, of 3 Easton Street, Lawrence, was arrested at 12:05 a.m. Thursday and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of property damage.

Diana Sosa, of 58 Cottage St, Chelsea, was arrested at 4:53 p.m. Wednesday and charged with disorderly conduct, drug possession of a Class A substance, and warrant charges of  larceny over $250, assault and battery, trespassing, possession of a Class A drug.

Terrance Teixeira, of 22 Lee Ct, was arrested at 2:05 p.m. Thursday on warrant charges of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery on family/household member.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Stone Place at 11:26 a.m. Wednesday; at Holyoke Street and O’Callaghan Way at 1:26 p.m. Wednesday; at Euclid Avenue and Magnolia Avenue at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday; at 50 Western Ave at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday; at Eastern Avenue and Western Avenue at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday; at Shaw’s Supermarket on State Street at 5:56 a.m. Thursday; A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 58 Essex St at 10:02 p.m. Wednesday; at 58 Essex St at 10:42 p.m. Wednesday; at 158 Chestnut Street at 11:11 p.m. Wednesday.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 119 Lewis St at 3:23 a.m. Wednesday; at Discount Liquors at 3 Market Square at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday; A report of suspicious activity  at 590 Washington St at 7:58 a.m. Wednesday; at 35 Campbell St at 9 a.m. Wednesday; at Autumn Street and Lewis Street at 9:31 a.m. Wednesday; at 12 Chapman Pl at 10:32 a.m. Wednesday; A report of trespassing at 2 Brightwood Ter at 9:59 a.m. Wednesday.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday on Hanover Street.

Theft

A report of shoplifting at Family Dollar at 50 Central Avenue at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday;

A report of larceny at 43 Jackson St at 5:21 p.m. Wednesday; at 7:37 p.m. Wednesday at Hanover Street and Johnson Street; at 8 Silsbee St at 10:36 a.m. Thursday.


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A caller reported a student fled the Marblehead Veterans Middle School on Pleasant Street at 8:53 a.m. Wednesday. The student returned to school at 10:04 a.m.

A report of suspicious activity on Doaks Lane at 1:12 p.m. Wednesday. Caller reported a male taking photos of houses in the area. The caller confronted the male, who became adversarial with her.

A caller reported that a woman intentionally walked her dog across the street to “let it pee” on his yard and they exchanged words at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday on Village Street. The caller was informed that the animal control officer was not on duty and he became agitated, stating “it was not an animal control issue, but a police issue because the person trespassed on the property” and when he “yelled to the woman about it” she became ira

A report of a disturbance at 11:17 p.m. Wednesday on Countryside Lane. Caller reports the neighbor behind her is making a lot of noise on the porch and talking about drugs. Police report the woman was speaking to her mother, who is hard of hearing.


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 258 Winthrop St at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday; on Salem Street at 12:01 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at Harris Park at 10:16 p.m. Wednesday; at 99 Riverside Ave at 4:30 a.m. Friday; at 36 Cherry St at 11:32 a.m. Thursday; at the West Medford Commuter Rail on High Street at 3:54 p.m. Thursday.

A report of vandalism at 7:45 a.m. Thursday at 15 Foster CT.

Theft

A report of larceny at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at 62 Morton Ave.; at 9:55 a.m. Thursday at 172 Spring St.

Overdoses

A report of an overdose at Riverside Avenue and Wellington Road at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday.


NAHANT

Arrests

Luciano Montefusco, 58, of 121 Castle Rd, was arrested Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on Castle Road and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

Raul F. Powell Jr., 30, of 42 Barrett St in Lynn, was arrested at 9:07 p.m. Tuesday at the Nahant Rotary on warrant charges.

Edward Scott Frary, 54, of 8 Goddard Dr. Apt. 2, was arrested at 9:16 p.m. Tuesday at Seaside Variety on Nahant Road and charged with fourth offense of operating under the influence, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Khaled Tchaicha, 43, of 12 Becket St. Apt 3 in Dorchester, was arrested at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday on Fox Hill Road and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, and possession of an open container of alcohol in motor vehicle.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday at Doggie Beach; at 9:44 a.m. Thursday on Lafayette Terrace; A report of a water incident at 4:15 p.m. Monday at the bath house on the Causeway.

Theft

A report of larceny, forgery, fraud at 2:24 p.m. Monday at the bath house on the Causeway.


PEABODY

Accident

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 30 Andover Street and 1 Hilltop Dr. at 3:38 p.m. Wednesday; at 464 Lowell St at 5 p.m. Wednesday; at Not Your Average Joes on Andover Street at 6:09 p.m. Wednesday; at 178 Lowell St and 3 Orchard St at 11:16 p.m. Wednesday; at 185 Bartholomew St. at 9:43 a.m. Thursday; at Lahey Health & Medical Center on Essex Center Drive at 12:22 p.m. Thursday; at American Red Cross on Lowell Street at 1:39 p.m. Thursday; A report that a motor vehicle struck a parked car at Sears on Andover Street at 1:17 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

At 3:18 p.m. Wednesday, a Hancock Street caller reported he received a parking ticket for parking on the sidewalk the night before and “now there are several vehicles parked on the sidewalk.”

A report of an intoxicated person at TJ Maxx on Lowell Street at 4:42 p.m. Wednesday; A report of a motorcycle driving up and down the walking path on MacArthur Circle for about an hour at 7:08 p.m. Wednesday; Caller reported his neighbor spat on his car on Batchelder Avenue at 11:12 a.m.  Thursday.


REVERE

Arrests

Christopher J. Davulis, 32, of 79 Ocean View Drive in Dorchester, was arrested at 12:33 a.m. Wednesday at McDonald’s Restaurant on Squire Road and charged with operating under the influence of drugs, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, possession of a Class A drug, and illegal possession of a Class A substance.

Joseph Thomson, 55, of 714 Winthrop Ave, was arrested at 9:32 a.m. Wednesday on warrant charges.

Crystal L. Cosme, 25, of 25 Cummings St., Medford, was arrested on North Shore Road and Freeman Street at 1:26 p.m. Wednesday and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, giving a false name to a police officer, and on warrant charges.

Eric Machado, 22, of 6 Parkview Rd., was arrested Wednesday at 8:25 p.m. on Neponset Street and charged with operating recklessly as to endanger, failure to stop for a police officer while operating a motor vehicle, and operating after right to operate with a suspended license.

Charles Eagan, 30, of 7 Rhodes Ave Apt. 3, Lynn, was arrested at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday on Revere Street and charged with motor vehicle lights violation, operating a motor vehicle without a license, and illegal possession of a Class B substance.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Revere Street and American Legion Highway at 2:29 p.m. Wednesday; at Revere Beach Parkway and Charles Avenue at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday; at Freeman Street and North Shore Road at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 2:32 a.m. Wednesday on Beach Street; at 1:33 p.m. Wednesday on Suffolk Avenue; at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday at Pizza Days on American Legion Highway; A report of harassing phone calls at 9:52 a.m. Wednesday on Calumet Street; A report of gunshots at 10:22 p.m. Wednesday on Burnham Street.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Hung Viet Pham of 830 Salem Street in Malden was arrested at 5:41 p.m. Wednesday at Macy’s Department Store at 1201 Broadway. Pham was charged with larceny over $250, burglarious instrument possession of saber, sword, weapon, or knife in excess of 2 ½ inches, aggravated shoplifting, and failure to appear.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1252 Broadway at 9:58 a.m. Wednesday. Caller reports his Jeep Grand Laredo was struck by a tractor trailer in the area of Lynn Street, Revere; A report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 5:41 p.m. at Salem Turnpike and Ballard Street. Two people were transported to Salem Hospital and one person was transported to Union Hospital.

Complaints

A report of a neighborhood dispute at 6:54 p.m. Wednesday at 17 Carr Rd. Caller reported a dispute over property lines and the installation of a fence; A report of a woman in her 30s wearing shorts and a t-shirt chasing after a white van and screaming at 10:14 p.m. Wednesday on Walnut Street; A report of a woman screaming inside a house at 1:02 a.m. Thursday on Springdale Avenue. Police report nothing is wrong at the premises. While leaving, a neighbor came out and stated there was a bat in her house and that was the source of the screaming; A report of a young raccoon on Churchill Street at 3:02 a.m. Thursday walking funny and acting aggressive when the caller goes near it.

Fire

A report of a mulch fire at Doctors Express at 371 Broadway at 1:18 p.m. Wednesday; at Sprint at 114 Broadway at 1:27 p.m. Wednesday; at Kohl’s Department store at 333 Broadway at 1:47 p.m. Wednesday.

Theft

A caller reported his wallet was stolen at 6:34 p.m. Wednesday at 1201 Broadway.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:21 a.m. Wednesday at Humphrey Street and Salem Street; at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Atlantic Avenue and Ocean Avenue.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 57 Millett Rd. at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday; at Barnstable Street and Plymouth Avenue at 1:18 a.m. Thursday;

A report of a disturbance at Starbucks Coffee at 1016 Paradise Rd at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday.

Theft

A report of larceny at Stop & Shop on Paradise Road at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday; at 1:46 p.m. Wednesday at 330 Paradise Rd.; at 3:21 p.m. Wednesday at 51 Sampson Ave.

Revere fire leaves 18 homeless

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A firefighter works to extinguish a 4-alarm fire with multiple houses involved along Taft Street in Revere early Tuesday morning.

By THOR JOURGENSEN

A four-alarm fire early Tuesday morning on Taft Street destroyed two homes, leaving 18 residents homeless but none injured, according to fire officials.

Revere Fire Chief Christopher Bright said crews faced immediate difficulty finding a water source to fight the fire and stretched hoses to Broadway and other streets to hook up to hydrants.

Bright said one firefighter, whom he did not immediately identify, was taken to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries. A statement released late Tuesday morning by Mayor Brian Arrigo’s office stated the Cambridge firefighter was injured by a collapsed gutter.

“There were no injuries to civilians as far as I know,” Bright said.

Arrigo’s statement urged displaced Taft Street residents affected by Tuesday’s hot weather to stop by First Congregational Church, 230 Beach St., where air conditioned seating is available. The statement said relief agencies, including the American Red Cross, planned to set up on Taft Street at First Congregational to assist residents.

“Residents in need of relief services are urged to visit the church,” stated Arrigo.

Bright said an initial investigation indicated the fire started in the rear of 45 Taft and spread next door to 41 Taft. He said both buildings are uninhabitable with 12 adults and six children left homeless. The fire damaged the exteriors of five homes adjacent to the two houses, including 845 Revere Beach Parkway.

The blaze turned Taft, a residential street paralleling the Parkway, with homes and neatly-kept lawns, into a disaster scene with fire trucks lining the street and neighbors and fire victims clustered on the sidewalks and on front porches.

Ronald Cubias, one of four residents living in 45 Taft’s second-floor apartment, awoke to noise and ran downstairs when he saw fire. Cubias, who speaks only Spanish, described through neighbor Ruth Ramos how he helped ensure four adults and five children living in 45 Taft’s first-floor apartment get out of the building.

He said he ran next door to 41 Taft St. and banged on the front door to alert residents. A woman who answered directed him to the home’s second floor where Cubias said he helped a 10-year-old boy out of a room filling with smoke.

“I was nervous. The fire was really bad,” Cubias said.

Kristen D’Amico lives next to 41 Taft and said the building’s smoke alarms woke her up. She grabbed her children, ages 2 and 4, and fled to the street.

Parkway resident Ivan Carcamo also fled his home after “a big explosion” woke him and he saw the Taft Street homes behind his house on fire. Bright and Revere Deputy Fire Chief Paul Cheever credited fire crews with keeping the fire from destroying neighboring properties. Twelve engine companies and six ladders, including Chelsea, Everett, Malden and Massachusetts Port Authority crews, fought the fire or provided support for Revere firefighters.

“They did a tremendous job,” Bright said.

The Tuesday morning disaster brought back memories of the July 28, 2014 tornado that damaged Taft Street and Parkway homes for residents like Ramos. She said 45 Taft’s first-floor residents plan to stay temporarily with relatives.

“The second-floor residents don’t have anything,” she said.

Council Marshalls plan for school

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The old Marshall Middle School.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

LYNN — The former Marshall Middle School could become a 100-unit senior housing building.

The city’s Request for Proposals Committee discussed proposing a zoning change for the neighborhood that encompasses the former middle school on Porter Street.

Clint Muche, Lynn’s deputy building commissioner, recommended changing the property to R3 zoning, which would allow for single- and double- family homes, row houses, and apartment houses. Special permits can be issued to allow assisted living facilities, mixed use, and hotels.

City Council President Darren Cyr said he would only make a recommendation after holding multiple informational meetings with residents who live in the neighborhood over the next few weeks.

“We first need to have those neighborhood meetings to make everybody aware of what we want to do with the site and explain the potential positive impact of the site,” Cyr said. “If the neighborhood is not on board, there’s no sense in going forward with the zoning. But they can look at an empty, dilapidated lot and building or we can try to rejuvenate it.”

Cyr said he envisions a minimum age requirement for the housing to be either 55 or 62 years.

The building has the potential for about 100 one-bedroom units. There are 150 existing parking spaces with room for additional parking and green space, he said.

King’s Beach Towers, a senior housing development on Eastern Avenue, has a waiting list of more than 300 people, said Cyr. About six years ago, the area was zoned R3 and an additional age-restricted housing complex was constructed across the street, which now has its own waiting list, said Cyr.

“We are trying to get the most from that property with the least amount of impact,” Cyr said.

The city’s Ordinance and Rules Committee discussed a plan on Tuesday night that would charge property owners an annual trash disposal fee that could raise as much as $2 million annually.

Under the proposal, the fee would apply to any unit that is not owner-occupied. For example, owners of a single-family home who live in the dwelling would be exempt. But landlords of two-, three-, four-, five- and six-family homes who live in the house would be charged for those units they do not live in. Out-of-town landlords would pay the most.
Owners of apartment buildings with more than six units are responsible for their own trash removal, so those commercial property owners would not be affected.

Peter Caron, the city’s chief financial officer, said the plan would not close the budget gap entirely but that it would bring in more revenue than other solutions.

“All the things out there in discussion will not substitute this — not even close,” said Caron. “I can say with confidence that if this doesn’t pass, there will have to be budget reductions.”

Councilors Buzzy Barton and Peter Capano argued that it was difficult to vote for something without knowing exactly how much money it will generate.

The City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposal to implement a trash fee in July.


Bridget Turcotte can be reached at bturcotte@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @BridgetTurcotte

Rounding off history in Saugus

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An artist’s rendering of the new Round Hill site.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — The Round Hill Historic Site project is nearing completion after more than five years.

The site sits at the base of Round Hill and showcases the area’s history, culture, and natural resources. It was chosen by local historian Alonzo Lewis to be the focal point of the town seal in 1870.

The hill is cone-shaped and rises 125 to 150 feet high on a 600-square-foot parcel. The Saugus Public Safety Building sits on one side. The remainder of the wooded property is unused and overgrown with weeds.

The area that encompasses Round Hill, Vinegar Hill, and properties along the Saugus River, is known to have rich Native American heritage, said Marilyn Carlson, vice-chairman of the Saugus Historical Commission.

The project started with a $10,000 allocation from Town Meeting in 2010, which was intended to restore and install a cast iron fence that was donated by retired Saugus teacher Ruth Backer, said Carlson, The donation and funding sparked a project to create a historic site, where visitors can reflect and learn about the town’s history.

When the project is completed, a paved area with two granite benches, an obelisk, and a wayside sign outlining the site’s history will be surrounded by a cast iron fence.

Carlson said she hopes schools will visit the site during field trips and tourists who stop by Saugus Iron Works will make the short walk to the site.

A park dedication ceremony honing in on the land’s Native American history is planned for mid-September, said Carlson.

During the ceremony, elementary school students will be invited to listen to speakers and recite Native American poetry. A time capsule filled with items gathered during the town’s bicentennial in 2015 will be buried at the park.

Since 2010, about $20,000 has been raised through donations from local businesses and residents to install a park on the site. Carlson added that the commission is seeking additional donations to complete the project.


Bridget Turcotte can be reached at bturcotte@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @BridgetTurcotte.

Swampscott hits beach to end flooding

By MATT DEMIRS

SWAMPSCOTT Changes to the entrances of the town’s beaches could be coming.

The Beach Access Coastal Resiliency Project will meet tonight to discuss the improvements designed to minimize the effects of the rising sea level and coastal flooding.

Community development director  Peter Kane said when the ocean surges during storms, it causes flooding of streets and homes.

The entrances to Fisherman’s Beach, Sandy Beach (Cassidy Park), Whale Beach (Pollison Park), Phillips’ Beach, and Preston Beach are included.

Following a vulnerability analysis completed by Kleinfelder,  consultants with offices in Cambridge, and the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), Kane said some of the improvements made include changing elevations by raising the top of entrances, as well as adding grass to stop water.

More information on the renovation plans will be available at the presentation, Kane said.

Gino Cresta Jr., assistant town administrator, said one possible solution, raising the sea wall to contain the rising tides, has been ruled out.

“Ideally we would like to raise the seawall at these beach entrances,” he said. “But we can’t because we must allow residents to access these entrances.”  

The town is expected to present the design plans and documentation to apply for a permit after Wednesday night’s session.

Swampscott plans to use the $106,000 grant provided by the CZM last year to complete the work.

Swampscott was one of 19 municipalities awarded more than $1.8 million in coastal resilience grant funding to support efforts to reduce the impacts from coastal storms and climate change, including storm surge, flooding, erosion and sea level rise.

Coastal flooding and the rising sea level have caused problems for the town and residents over the years, according to residents. But they haven’t had a big enough storm recently to result in serious damages, they said.

Joel Spellman, who lives near Fisherman’s beach, said he hasn’t experienced flooding in the past year. But the Sculpin Way resident said he pays $2,000 for flood insurance on his unit annually in case a big storm hits.

“We don’t take anything for granted,” he said.

The presentation will be at the Swampscott High School cafeteria at 7 p.m.


Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com.

Check Revere’s latest move

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Amya Conn checks out the chess set in front of Revere City Hall.

By MATT DEMIRS

REVERE  A royal family moved to the city on Monday.

The king and queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights, and eight pawns now live on the sidewalk outside City Hall, waiting for someone to make their next move.

The Revere Recreation Department opened an outdoor chess and checkers for residents to play for the summer.

The pop-up park meets a pair of the city’s goals, according to Joseph Gravellese, a spokesman for Mayor Brian M. Arrigo

“Our first goal is to create vibrant public spaces for the community,” he said. “It is a unique use of unused space. Nobody really walks behind the monument so we wanted to do something with it.”  

The second goal, Gravallese said, was to give Revere residents something to do.

He said the games are just the beginning of creating these kind of spaces. The library plans to open a small branch at the pop-up station where people can read books and magazines. They are also looking to create a chess club to not only answer student interest, but to educate and involve others and use the space.

After admitting he was the first person to lose a game, Gravellese said the feedback has been positive on the board game. He saw three different games being played in the first few hours.

The chess and checkers pieces, filled partly with sand, weigh about 20 pounds. The weight will make it more difficult for anyone thinking of stealing them.

Gravellese said Revere is planning to create more of these pop-up park stations throughout the city to transform dead space into vibrant attractions for people to get outside.


Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com.

Medford City Council mulls money for schools

By STEVE FREKER

MEDFORD — The city budget proposal up for review by the Medford City Council represents a 3.1 percent increase, about $5 million, over last year’s final appropriation and includes a nearly 4 percent increase for local schools.

Mayor Stephanie M. Burke submitted her $167.1 million spending plan for the budget year that starts on July 1 with details outlining new city services, as well as increases in personnel in the Medford Police Department and Medford Public Library.

Burke specifically cited the proposed $2.1 million increase in school funding “to assist in maintaining and augmenting all our current school ratings.”

Medford’s public schools are classified by state education officials as a Level 2 school district.

“In fiscal year 2018, we will continue to strive to exceed the service level expectations of our constituents,” Burke said, adding, “The mission of city government is to provide open, honest and proactive services effectively and efficiently, focusing on the needs of today and planning for tomorrow. We will continue to streamline the See-Click-Fix program that went live in March of 2016 to better communicate with the public.”

The proposed budget’s highlights include creating a full-time, year-round Recreation Department totaling $262,000 and hiring a full-time city recovery coach in the Department of Public Health to opioid addiction prevention and recovery services.

Burke proposed creating a new public library position titled media librarian representing a $25,000 expenditure. She also wants to create the title of city traffic engineer within the DPW engineering division.  

Burke also wants to increase civilian police staffing levels with the addition of funding for two positions: Crime scene analyst and information technology specialist.

She pointed out the city is in the process of transitioning to civilian dispatch officers.

“This, in effect, will augment the police services with 10 additional officers that served in dispatch,” the mayor said. “Balancing the city budget is no easy task and I appreciate the hard work our department heads and School Department administration have put into the preparation of this year’s budget.”

Maryann Zampell, 61

BEVERLYMaryann Zampell, 61, of Beverly, passed away on Tuesday, June, 6, 2017, at home. She was the beloved daughter of the late Thomas J. and Helen M. (Friend) Zampell of Beverly. Maryann was raised and educated in Beverly and was a graduate of St. Mary Star of the Sea School in Beverly and Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody, Class of 1974. She continued her education by graduating from Regis College in Weston, Class of 1978, and Boston University, class of 1986.

A quiet person with a sense of humor, Maryann was an avid runner in her younger days and a life-long lover of the ocean and of animals, with many pets sharing her home over the years. She enjoyed countless trips to Ogunquit, N.H., and Cape Cod with her mother and best friend, Helen, before her passing. Maryann would help ill relatives in their time of need, and she never forgot a holiday or a birthday for her many aunts, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Maryann spent her professional career in service to the local community as a social worker.

Surviving her are two brothers, Thomas J. Zampell Jr., and his wife Diana of Wenham and James C. Zampell and his wife Christine of Wenham; three nieces, Joy E. Sullivan and her husband Daniel, of Gloucester; Dawn M. Zampell and her fiancé, Nicholas Baerenklau, of New York; and Kristin Zampell Noon and her husband Elliot of Wenham; one nephew, Brian J. Zampell and his wife Maryelien of Newburyport; six great-nieces and nephews, and many cherished aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Service information: Services and interment will be held privately. Arrangements are under the direction of the CAMPBELL Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Bishop Fenwick High School Annual Fund, 99 Margin St., Peabody, MA 01960 or to the Regis College Annual Fund, Office of Development & Alumnae Relations, 235 Wellesley St., Box 30, Weston, MA 02493. Information, directions and condolences at Campbellfuneral.com.

Norman J. Hellmuth, 89

LYNNNorman J. Hellmuth, age 89, of Lynn, died Monday June 12, 2017, in a local nursing home after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Eileen L. (Scheffler) Hellmuth. A lifelong Lynn resident, he was the son of the late John H.A. and Elsa (Sjoberg) Hellmuth. He was a graduate of Lynn Trade School, and also completed the General Electric Apprentice Course and attended the Lowell Institute at MIT.

Norman served in the United States Army Medical Corps during the Korean Conflict. He had worked as a programmer for General Electric for more than 30 years until his retirement, receiving numerous awards for his programming skills. He was a devout Christian, and was an active member of the Church of the Open Bible in Burlington. He enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Florida. A skilled carpenter, he enjoyed woodworking and he could fix absolutely anything.

He is survived by his two sons, William “Bill” Hellmuth of Gloucester and Michael Hellmuth of Lynn, his daughter, Bonnie H. Golding of Duncan, S.C.; his grandchildren, Kristen Hellmuth of Hyannis, Heidi Hellmuth of Oakland, Calif., Mackenzie Golding of Duncan, S.C., Savannah Cloonan of Duncan, S.C., Meghan Webber of Indiana, Robin Webber of Dedham, Mass., Dane Webber of Los Angeles, Calif., Christine Webber of Dedham, Mass. He also leaves four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Doris O’Brien.

Service information: His funeral will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Those who prefer may make donations to Church of the Open Bible, 3 Winn St., Burlington, MA 01803. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

Richard J. Ryan, 73

LYNNRichard J. “Dick” Ryan, age 73 of Lynn, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017, at CareOne Nursing Home in Peabody. Dick was born on Sept. 30, 1943, in Boston. He was the son of the late, Patrick and Mary (Cassidy) Ryan. He was raised and educated in Everett and graduated from Everett Vocational School.

Dick served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era and was honorably discharged. Though Dick had many occupations over the years, he truly enjoyed his time as a bus driver for many years for the City of Chelsea School Department. He loved to be active and spend time outdoors. He especially enjoyed his morning walks along Lynn Beach. Dick would also enjoy going biking and taking a nice hike. Dick prided himself on staying up on current events and loved to have a good political debate with his family and friends.

Dick is survived by his daughter, Karen A. Ryan of Concord, N.H., his sister, Kathleen Giberti of Beverly and his brother, Paul Ryan and his wife, Rike of Plano, Texas. His grandsons; John Kaligandis and Andrew Kaligandis of Concord, N.H., as well as many nieces and nephews also survive him. He was predeceased by his son, David Ryan, his brother, James Ryan and his sister, Theresa Waite.

Service information: Family and friends are invited to attend Dick’s memorial service on Friday, June 16, 2017. Visitation will be held from 6–7 p.m. and a service will follow at 7 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date, at the convenience of the family. Please visit www.cuffemcginn.com for directions, or to sign the online guestbook.

Swampscott teachers sign for 3.5% raise

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — After more than a year of negotiations, the Swampscott Education Association (SEA), or the teacher’s union, and the school committee have come to an agreement on a three-year teachers’ contract with a 3.5 percent raise.

The union successfully ratified the agreement two weeks ago, which was unanimously approved by the school committee last Wednesday. The contract outlines a 1 percent retroactive raise for the 2016-17 school year, 1 percent for 2017-18 and a 1.5 percent increase for 2018-19.

“I couldn’t be happier that the teachers’ contract was ratified unanimously by the school committee,” Superintendent Pamela Angelakis said in an email. “It has been a long 17 months of negotiations for both sides. It’s time to put all of the hurt feelings behind us and continue to move this district forward, and as always, we will do it together.”

The contract includes an early retirement incentive, which was sought by both sides, and the creation of a health and safety advisory committee, according to Carin Marshall, school committee chairwoman.

She said the committee was on the minds of many people, including teachers, parents and the rest of the school district, “to keep the health and safety of everybody in our buildings in mind.” The committee will be made up of one SEA representative from each building and up to five appointees by Angelakis, according to the contract.

The retirement incentive would go into effect upon confirmation of at least six teachers giving notice of intent to retire under the program by April 13. As of last week, Angelakis said there have been eight members who signed up under the program, exceeding the minimum.

Teachers, with at least 12 years of service in the district, receive a single payment of $15,000 and receive any end of year longevity payment which they have earned. Amy O’Connor, school committee vice-chair, said the incentive allows the school district to hire new teachers at lower salaries.

Marshall said “this is the result of a year-and-a-half-long arduous, but ultimately fruitful endeavor that we worked very hard on, both sides.”

Nancy Hanlon, SEA president, could not be reached for comment on the ratification of the contract after numerous attempts by phone and email.

The teachers’ union turned down a proposed contract in January, issuing a statement on Facebook at the time about why they “overwhelmingly rejected” it. The SEA said there was no language in the contract to protect the professional autonomy and educators’ judgment, and no language giving educators sufficient voice in school-based decisions.

As part of the statement, the union also questioned the “dramatic change in statement” of the school district’s budget deficit, which was reported as “$1.6 million at the start of mediation when salary bargaining was underway and was…pegged at $275,000 after a tentative agreement had been reached.”

Hanlon issued a separate statement to The Item at the time that the contract rejection was based on several factors, the least of which was monetary, and that the SEA thought that teachers were not being treated with respect as professionals.

Contract negotiations continued as school officials struggled to achieve a balanced budget while initially facing a $1.722 million spending gap. Officials were able to reduce that gap to $275,000 through salary and expense reductions, but were still faced with the unpopular scenario of potentially eliminating free all-day kindergarten.

Ultimately a balanced budget was achieved through an increase in town allocation to the school department and further expense reductions, and free full-day kindergarten was saved.

Town and school officials have said that 80 percent of the school budget is already devoted to salaries and that contractual increases are outpacing the revenue the town could give to the schools. Before opting to increase town allocation by $200,000 more than was initially projected, town officials argued they would not advocate for allocating more funds to the school department if it would potentially go toward payroll, rather than keeping programs.

O’Connor echoed that sentiment. She said contractual increases take up so much of the school budget that it disallows them from doing other things, and cuts have to be made in other places, such as program updates and maintenance of buildings.

In addition to cost of living increases each year, teachers also get paid step (determined by the number of years a teacher is there) and lane (furthering education may trigger an increase in pay) increases. Teachers can also earn money through stipends from extracurricular and other responsibilities, O’Connor said.

O’Connor said, like the 1.5 percent raise the school committee gave the superintendent, “we would have loved to have given significantly higher raises,  but with the town finances how they are, this was really the maximum of how much we could give, based on how much the cost of all our contracts take up from the budget.” She said all contracts, in addition to the teachers, such as those for custodians, secretaries and other personnel, make up that 80 percent figure.

‘We’re really happy that after 17 months of very difficult negotiations, we’ve come to a contract agreement that both the teachers’ union and the school district is happy with,” said O’Connor. “We think it reflects a good working relationship between the administration and its valuable teachers.”


Gayla Cawley can be reached at gcawley@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @GaylaCawley.

Malden hoping to top off stadium

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Pictured is a rendering for a possible baseball stadium in Malden.

By STEVE FREKER

MALDEN—  A new professional stadium in the heart of Malden Square would have a dramatic and positive impact on the community and the region and not just during traditional baseball season, says the man who wants to bring pro baseball to the city.

“It would be a virtually year-round operation. The intention is to have activities going on basically 12 months a year,” said Alex Bok, whose Malden Field of Dreams group announced a major development earlier this month in a plan to bring a $60 million stadium to the city, a formal agreement to purchase a Major League Baseball (MLB)-affiliated minor league team.

Bok said Thursday he and his colleagues are already prepared to bring a unique element to the proposed stadium by building an overhead covering to provide a “dome effect” allowing full baseball games and other sporting activities to be held on virtually a year-round basis.

“We would have a unique offering. Nowhere in New England or even close to the region has a facility where full, complete-field baseball games can be played in an enclosed stadium,”  Bok said. “We are already in negotiations with one college baseball team in the area and would most likely make agreements with others to use this facility when built.”

In addition to a year-round and vibrant presence on one of Malden’s last and most coveted development sites, the nine-acre National Grid parcel, Bok reiterated the direct benefit the stadium would have to the community.

“The local (Malden High) school team would have a professional ballpark as its home field, in addition to most all teams that use a field of that size like football, lacrosse or soccer if they wished,” he said.

The development group already has an agreement with a professional soccer team, Boston City FC, to play its games at the proposed new stadium. The team is already based in Malden with home games at Malden Catholic High School.

“With the domed addition in the winter season the possibilities are many for indoor, offseason training and games as well,” said Bok.

He has previously described plans for year-round dining and entertainment possibilities at the stadium with restaurant and meeting places. The stadium could also be used for the arts and fairs as well as concert performances in the future.

All plans for the stadium hinge on the Field of Dreams success in finalizing land acquisition of several businesses located adjacent to the National Grid site. To date, those efforts have been largely fruitless.

Mayor Gary Christenson, Rep. Paul Donato and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey are strong supporters of the project.

“It was tremendous news on the letter of intent with minor league baseball and we hope it leads to a professional stadium coming to our city,” Christenson said.

Bok plans to return to the Council in mid-May to give an update on his negotiations on land acquisition. He also told the Council that he has imposed a June 15 deadline on continuing or ceasing the project, a date which coincides with the deadline to sign a purchase-and-sale agreement with MiLB on buying a team.

Two Marathon heroes

When the first bomb exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013, volunteers Alan Day and Lisa Contee looked at each other and said, “what was that?’’

When the second bomb exploded, they knew what to do. Day, a Lynn native, and Contee from Medford, spent the next several hours on that deadly chaotic day guiding runners off Boylston Street and away from a triage scene about to become a gigantic crime scene.

The people they helped, the runners they urged to move along, the terrified spectators who were visiting Boston for the first time on that day, were moved to safety by Day, Contee and hundreds of other Boston Marathon volunteers.

But April 15, 2013 did not end for Day and Contee on Boylston Street. By early evening, they had stripped off their Marathon windbreakers and donned American Red Cross coats.

With almost 10 years of Red Cross training and experience between them, Contee and Day spent the night of the bombings and the next morning parked on Boston Common. They fed and provided beverages to National Guard troops dispatched to Boston to form a perimeter around the investigation site spanning a large neighborhood.

For the next three days, the pair provided food and other assistance to law enforcement agents and police officers scouring Boston’s Back Bay streets, alleys — even rooftops — for bombing evidence. They set up a shelter for people who were evacuated from residences and provided aid to people converging on a “family reunification center” set up at Boston’s World Trade Center.

They were also on hand with other Red Cross workers later in the week during the intensive police effort that centered initially in Cambridge, and then Watertown.

The pair are unsung heroes among hundreds of heroes who stepped forward to do their part when Boston got added to the global terror target list. They stepped up because they wanted to help and because their Marathon and Red Cross training kicked them into action mode once disaster struck.

During the days after the bombing, Americans turned their attention to Boston to hear President Obama and Boston residents praise the city’s resiliency and courage. When law enforcement locked down Boston on the Friday following the bombing, residents did not hesitate to comply with requests to stay off the streets and stay alert.

Contee and Day didn’t have to be asked twice to volunteer to work the Marathon in 2014. On another sunny day like April 15, 2013, they answered runners’ questions and helped minimize confusion on Boylston Street even as runners and spectators celebrated all that is good about the Marathon.

The 2013 attack altered their Marathon Day job description. Prior to the bombings, they helped guide people and answer questions. Beginning in 2014, their responsibilities included moving  the Marathon crowd and checking security zones as part of a small army assigned to keep the marathon a safe event.

Day and Contee returned to the Marathon filled with pride shared by volunteers who took part in the event a year after the bombing and who participate in it today.

Police log: 04-17-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to the Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Allison Avagianos, 35, was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle at 4:56 a.m. Sunday.

Ieisha Clements, 34, was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle and operating with a revoked license as a habitual traffic offender at 4:52 a.m. Sunday.

Cecilia Gutierrez, 20, of 34 Tudor St., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and drug possession with intent to distribute at 6:02 a.m. Sunday.

Patrick Lynch, 48, of 58 Estes St., was arrested and charged with trash/litter, Class B drug possession, Class C drug possession, Class E drug possession and destruction of property at 11:24 a.m. Sunday.

Theodore Meserve, 26, of 282A Bryant St., Malden, was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and unregistered motor vehicle at 11:51 p.m. Friday.

Diane Nelson, 47, of 156 Linwood St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and assault and battery on a police officer at 10:11 a.m. Sunday.

Ronald Spraglin, 29, of 508 E 27th Ave., Pine Bluff, Arkansas, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 4:05 p.m. Saturday.

David Torres, 27, was arrested and charged with violation of the open container law and on warrant charges of three counts of trespassing at 9:59 a.m. Sunday.

Lawrence Walker, 45, of 134 Williams Ave., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle/trailer, number plate violation to conceal and Class B drug possession at 11:49 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:59 p.m. Friday at Hood and Spencer streets; at 5:19 p.m. Friday at Broad and Market streets; at 10:41 p.m. Friday at 608 Western Ave.; at 10:55 p.m. Friday at Brightwood Terrace and Essex Street; at 10:55 p.m. Friday on James Street; at 2:58 a.m. Saturday at 428 Broadway; at 12:42 p.m. Saturday at Walgreens at 21 Joyce St.; at 1:32 p.m. Saturday at 36 Walden St.; at 3:44 p.m. Saturday at PriceRite at 395 Lynnway; at 4:32 p.m. Saturday at 23 Linwood Road; at 5:03 p.m. Saturday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 43 State St.; at 6 p.m. Saturday at 85 O’Callaghan Way; at 10:17 p.m. Saturday at 18 Rockingham St.; at 3:07 a.m. Sunday at 44 Cherry St.; at 5:20 a.m. Sunday at 129 Empire St.; at 6:10 a.m. Sunday at 41 Laighton St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:13 p.m. Friday at McDonald’s at 567 Lynnway; at 3:51 p.m. Saturday at 796 Boston St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:27 a.m. Saturday at 190 Hamilton Ave.; at 2:13 a.m. Sunday at 39 New Park St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 10:29 p.m. Friday on Circuit Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:48 a.m. Sunday at 104 Newhall St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:37 p.m. Friday at 501 Washington St.; at 4:46 p.m. Friday at 381 Western Ave.; at 6:49 p.m. Friday at 50 Western Ave.; at 7:52 p.m. Friday at 201 Essex St.; at 8:03 p.m. Friday at 201 Essex St.; at 11:52 p.m. Friday at 30 Surfside Road; at 12:32 a.m. Saturday at 104 Newhall St.; at 1:43 a.m. Saturday at 30 Franklin St.; at 6:46 a.m. Saturday on Lafayette Park; at 8:02 a.m. Saturday on Essex Circle; at 3:43 p.m. Saturday at 100 Willow St.; at 4:19 p.m. Saturday at 307 Eastern Ave.; at 5:41 p.m. Saturday at 409 Lynnway; at 8:53 p.m. Saturday at 164 Essex St.; at 11:49 p.m. Saturday at Knights of Columbus Hall at 177 Lynnfield St.; at 12:07 a.m. Sunday at 88 Mall St.; at 1:06 a.m. Sunday at Boston and Cedar streets; at 1:40 a.m. Sunday at 856 Western Ave.; at 3:40 a.m. Sunday at 856 Western Ave.; at 3:57 a.m. Sunday at 9 Salem St.; at 4:03 a.m. Sunday at 209 Fayette St.

A report of a gunshot at 7:25 p.m. Friday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 2:50 a.m. Sunday at Sagamore and Washington streets.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:36 p.m. Friday at 2 Market St.; at 9:50 p.m. Friday on City Hall Square; at 11:18 a.m. Saturday at McDonald’s at 60 Boston St.; at 5:29 p.m. Saturday at 230 Broadway; at 8:19 p.m. Saturday at 123 Jefferson St.; at 2:51 a.m. Sunday at 6 Wardwell Ave.; at 8:06 a.m. Sunday at 4 Regent Place.  

A report of motor vehicle theft at 8:34 p.m. Saturday at 330 Lynnway.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 7:20 p.m. Friday at 44 Fernwood Ave.

A report of vandalism at 8:26 p.m. Friday at 55 Laighton St.; at 5:59 p.m. Saturday at 9 Evans Lane; at 12:53 a.m. Sunday at 154 Jenness St.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Rockaway Avenue and Humphrey Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a shed broken into at 8:05 p.m. Saturday on Old Salem Road. A caller reported that the realtor dealing with his mother’s vacant house noticed the shed was broken into. He stated the broker didn’t think anything was taken and he was unsure himself.

Complaints

A report of baseballs hitting the house at 1:56 p.m. Saturday on Gerald Road. A caller complained that two baseballs had hit her house already that day. When there is a baseball game going on at the lower field at MHS, she is unable to use her yard for fear of falling baseballs. She said last year, two windows were shattered and the town paid to repair them. In the past, her son’s bedroom was shattered, along with her bedroom window. She was nervous because her kitchen window doesn’t have a screen. She stated she thinks there should be a tall net up along the length of the fence that parallels the tracks and will be in touch with the school department.

A report of a disturbance at 9:37 p.m. Saturday on Beach Street.

Theft

A report of a skateboard taken at 5:32 p.m. Saturday on Elm Street. A caller reported her son’s skateboard was taken while they were playing at the playground.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Franciely Pereira, 28, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and motor vehicle lights violation at 2:35 a.m. Saturday.

Ariel Yoffe, 26, was arrested and charged with marked lanes violation, speeding, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and OUI liquor at 12:02 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:25 p.m. Friday at Qdoba Mexican Eats at 1016 Paradise Road; at 3 p.m. Friday at 224 Salem St.; at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Stop & Shop at 450 Paradise Road; at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fish House at 431 Humphrey St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:37 p.m. Saturday at Humphrey Street and Lynn Shore Drive.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:35 p.m. Friday at 19 Young Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:15 p.m. Saturday at Eastern Bank at 405 Paradise Road; at 7:43 p.m. Saturday at Duncan Terrace and Superior Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:43 a.m. Saturday at 168 Humphrey St.

Kenneth J. O’Donnell Jr., 58

LYNN — Kenneth J. O’Donnell Jr., a long-time resident of Lynn, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the age of 58.

Born in Saugus on Sept. 8, 1958, he was the son of the late Kenneth J. O’Donnell Sr. and Patricia (Kalapinski). Kenny was raised and educated in Lynn. After high school, he served time in the U.S. Marines from 1976 until 1979 while being stationed in California. Upon his return home, Kenny took employment with Lynn Plastics working as a compound mixer. After 17 years of time spent with the company, he then went on to work at Salem State University for the past 5 years as a cashier in the cafeteria. Kenny was a rabid Boston sports fan and rooted for all the teams; most especially the Bruins. He was an avid reader and self-taught drawing artist. Kenny leaves his daughters, Katelyn O’Donnell and Avamaria O’Donnell, both of Lynn, his former wife, Darlene A. O’Donnell of Lynn, his companion, Monte Snellenberger of Lynn, and his sisters; Sharon Redfearn and her husband, Shawn of Plaistow, N.H., and Madelyn Mars and her husband, Steven of Saugus. He also leaves his nieces and nephews; Paul Bianchi, III and his wife, Angela of Kingston, Kenneth Bianchi and his wife, Angela of California, Michael Bianchi of Salem, Marisa Traskos and her husband, Andrew of Salem, Allison Mars of Waltham and Patrick Mars of California.

Service information: A Memorial Service for Kenny will be held in the CUFFE-McGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn, on Friday, April 14, 2017, at 4 p.m. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home prior to the service from 2-4 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. For directions and to sign the online guestbook, please visit: Cuffemcginn.com.

John Collier Jr.

LYNN — John Collier Jr., “Pee Wee”, of Lynn, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017. He was the husband of Sheila Collier. He was born in Hartford, Conn., the son of the late John Sr. and Mary Collier. Prior to his retirement, he worked at Lynn Plastic. John loved listening to old school music. He was the step father of the late Jamie Wilson, and in addition to his wife, he is survived by his step children Jay, Eddie, Duke, and Kim Wilson, his son Todd Collier, sister Sharon Goycochea as well as several sisters and brothers, grandchildren Angel Smith, Todd Collier Jr., Jordan Collier, Imani Wilson, Isiah Wilson, Sheila Williams and Sophia Collier, great-grandchildren Jakaiden Sutson and Alyasha Smith and best friends David and Argo Eaton and Delores Lewis.

Service information: Visitation will be held in the GOODRICH Funeral Home, 128 Washington St., Lynn on Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Michael J. Fletcher, 84

SWAMPSCOTT — Michael Joseph Fletcher, Swampscott, was an NYPD homicide detective, veteran of the U.S. Army, devoted father, and grandfather. He passed away at the age of 84, Thursday, March 30, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in NYC on Aug. 5, 1932, he was the oldest of five children to his parents, Michael and Annie, both immigrants from Ireland.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, earning an honorable discharge in 1951. He entered the New York City Police Department in 1954, eventually earning a Gold Shield and becoming a NYPD homicide detective, a job he truly coveted. He retired from the NYPD in 1984 and eventually joined the security team at Long Island Jewish Hospital where he would remain until 2010. He lived out his remaining years on the shores of Swampscott with his friends and family. While living in Swampscott Mike enjoyed the company of good friends, his dog Angus, the Patriots, watching public television, sitting on the beach and following the activities of Gov. Charlie Baker.

He married Patricia (McNeill) Fletcher in 1957 and raised their four children on Long Island, N.Y. His loving daughter Patricia Fletcher passed away in 1998. He leaves three children, Mary Ellen Fletcher, Catherine Fletcher and Michael Fletcher, his daughter-in-law Annemarie Fletcher, and three loving grandchildren: Cortney Fletcher, Michael Joseph Fletcher, and Morgan Fletcher. He also leaves his sister Kathleen Kenney, brother Tom Fletcher, sister-in-law Eileen Fletcher and countless nieces and nephews.

Service information: A Celebration of Life will be held, Sunday April 23, 1 p.m. at Tedesco Country Club, 154 Tedesco St., Marblehead MA.

Patricia B. Fannon, 88

LYNN — Mrs. Patricia B. (Harrington) Fannon, age 88, of Lynn, died Wednesday in a local nursing home after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late John P. Fannon. Born in Roxbury, she was the daughter of the late William and Marguerite (Ledoux) Harrington. She had lived in Lynn for the greater part of her life.

Patricia was a crossing guard for many years at the Sewell-Anderson Elementary School in Lynn. She had also worked at JB Blood in Lynn and the Charlestown Naval Shipyard. She enjoyed playing bingo and occasional trips to Foxwoods and Las Vegas. She loved music and dancing. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters; Eileen Cole and her husband Norman and Christine Fannon; five sons; John Fannon, Michael Fannon and his wife Judi, Kevin Fannon and his wife Rosie, Robert Fannon, and Joseph Fannon and his wife Theresa; 14 grandchildren; Casey, Lee, Sarah, Kate, Todd, Cory, Eric, Carolyn, Craig, Joseph, Elyse, Dereck, Emily and Jack; 13 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late William “Bud” Harrington, Irene Leach, Marguerite Lincourt, and Mary Needham. The family would like to thank the staff of Grosvenor Park Health Center for the exceptional care given to Patricia.

Service information: Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 4-8 p.m. Those who prefer may make donations to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

Marian Ann Kamins, 78

EUSTIS, Fla. — Marian Ann Kamins, 78, passed peacefully in Eustis, Fla.

Born to Russian immigrants Lena and Harry Katz, Marian grew up surrounded by family who lived and worked throughout Lynn.

Marian married Steven Kamins in 1969 and raised Erick, Darin, and Jay.

Marian and Steve owned Hobby City and Marian’s Ceramic Treasures in Lynn. They brought happiness to hundreds from painting classes to R/C car races. Their restored 1949 Mercury was admired at shows across America.

They enjoyed retirement in Arizona until Steve passed suddenly in 2001. Marian then moved near beloved brother Louis in Florida.

Marian’s legacy includes grandchildren, cousins, friends and the many animals she cherished.

Service information: A memorial service takes place at 10 a.m., April 14, at Pride of Lynn Cemetery.

The family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Patricia A. Parker, 71

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Patricia Ann (Lynch) Parker, 71, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Agape Hospice in Columbia, SC.

She was born on Aug. 30, 1945 in Lynn to William and Mary Christine (Neville) Lynch.  Patricia grew up in Lynn and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Lynn in 1963. After high school, she briefly was a novitiate of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Ipswich before moving to Washington, D.C., where she became a secretary for the National Catholic Welfare Conference and later a legislative aid for Congressman Harold Donahue.

Patricia met Dennis Allen Parker in Washington, D.C. and they were married in 1968 in Lynnfield. They were happily married for 48 years, residing in Maryland, Minnesota and South Carolina. Patricia was a loving and dedicated mother of four and served in many varied volunteer positions throughout her life including most recently the Meals on Wheels program. She was a member of the Quail Valley Garden club for many years and served for a time as trustee of the Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia. She enjoyed gardening, nature watching, and spending time with her family. She devoted many years to genealogy research and completed multiple volumes of family tree information on the extended Lynch and Parker families.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents. Patricia will be greatly missed by her spouse Dennis of Columbia, S.C.; her daughter, Jennifer (Brian) Zylko of Uniontown, Ohio; daughter, Amy (Doug) Chaffee of Harris, Minn., daughter Elise (Mike) Kloster of Evanston, Ill.; and son, Allen (Autumn Homewood) Parker of Alexandria, Va.; her brother, William (Elizabeth) Lynch of Norwell; and sister, Christine Lynch of Lynn; her eight grandchildren; and her six nieces and nephews.  

Service information: Memorial services will be held this summer. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the National Wildlife Federation.

Al E. Christ, 87

PEABODY — Al E. Christ, 87, beloved husband of the late Marion (Ampeliotis) Christ, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 10, 2017 at the North Shore Medical CenterSalem Hospital in Salem, following a brief illness.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he was the son of the late James and Irene (Karakoudas) Christ. He lived there in his youth, then moved to Massachusetts at age 17 and lived on the North Shore in Lynn and Peabody for the last 70 years.

He enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean War.

Mr. Christ had a long life in food service. He owned a family grocery store in Lynn and trained as a meat cutter. He later owned and operated the Surf & Turf Restaurant in Peabody for 16 years before retiring in 1993.

Al was a longtime member at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lynn. He was involved with the Forever Young Club along with his wife at the church, and helped on other church activities. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Malden, loved gardening, woodworking, and travel to many destinations, especially Greece and Hawaii.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Irene and Timothy Hall of Lynn and Gail and Peter Lawler of Georgetown; six grandchildren, Christina Reale and her husband Michael, Timothy Hall, Thomas Hall, and Christopher Hall, Nicholas Lawler and his wife Michele and Matthew Lawler and his wife Tristina; nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was brother of the late James Christ Jr., George Christ, and Florence Assiminas.

Service information: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather for a visitation on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 10-11:30 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 12 noon in St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lynn. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Memorial donations may be made to either the American Lung Association, 14 Beacon St., Suite 717, Boston, MA 02108 or to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 South Common St., Lynn, MA 01902. Please visit Ccbfuneral.com for online obituary and sign condolences.

John G. Werner Jr., 82

LYNN — John G. “Buster” Werner Jr., age 82, of Lynn, died peacefully, on Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. He was the husband of Hester (Leger) Werner, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.

Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late John and Mary (McMullen) Werner. A graduate of St. Mary’s Boys High School, he has lived in Lynn for the majority of his life.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Buster had worked as a mutual clerk for more than 50 years at Suffolk Downs until the track closed.

He was a member and a past business agent of IBEW Local 103.

Through the years Buster enjoyed traveling, especially to the Bahamas, and going to casinos. He was an avid NE Patriots fan and had attended eight Super Bowls. A “great storyteller,” he loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. A recipient of a kidney transplant from his son, Buster looked forward to attending and speaking at the annual celebration of life held at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington for donors and transplant recipients. Buster and his family spent many memorable Christmas Eves gathered together to watch Lynn’s Christmas Parade.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by seven children, Douglas Werner, Susan Marshall, Karen Farris, David Werner, Richard Werner, Donald Werner, and Shawn Werner; a sister, Mary “Jerry” Guzman; a brother, Ronald “Joe” Werner; 12 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late John J. Werner, and the brother of the late Ruth Lozzi, Alice Cahill, Robert Werner, and Charles Werner.

Service information: His funeral will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn. Burial will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to Lahey Clinic Transplant Dept. Office of Philanthropy, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

Mary H. Tilley, 82

LYNN — Mary H. Tilley, age 82, of Lynn, died suddenly Sunday April 9. 2017 at Union Hospital.

Born in Lynn she was the daughter of the late Elmer L. and Mary H. (Dwyer) Brown and the beloved wife of Rolfe Tilley with whom she shared 62 years of marriage.

Mary was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, former parishioner of St. Patrick’ Parish and a communicant of Holy Family Church. In her early years she was employed at the General Electric Co. as an assembler in the aircraft division. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed traveling around the country and her vacation at Old Orchard Beach in Maine. She was a member of the Salvation Army Twilighters and enjoyed watching dvd movies with her husband Rolfe and she loved her cat Mittons.

Besides her husband Rolfe she is survived by her daughter Cheryl A. (Tilley) Stetson and her husband Bradley of Concord, two sons Mark T. Tilley and his wife Maureen, David B. Tilley both of Lynn, one brother John T. Brown of Lynn her four grandchildren Christina Hogan and her husband James, Susan Tilley and her companion Randy Keaton, Matthew and Christopher Tilley, three great-grandchildren Olivia, Christina and Chase.

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the NADWORNY Funeral Home 798 Western Ave., Lynn Wednesday at 10 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Church at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours Tuesday, from 4–8 p.m. For guestbook and directions please visit Nadwornyfuneralhome.com.

Ray T. Austin, 45

LYNN — Ray Thomas Austin, age 45, of Lynn, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Born in Delaware, he was the son of Ray T. Presberry and Jennifer L. Gould, and was adopted by the late Rudolph Austin and Lorraine Gordon Austin. The love of his life was family and music. His best friends are his nephew Shawn Coogan and Shab. Ray is also survived by his siblings, Tonya and Tiffany Coogan, BilliJo Castillo, Sonia, and Amanda Kendrick, Nikitya Clarke, step brother Brooksi Clarke, step sisters Mystique Campbell and Unique Echevarria and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Tina Grillo.

Service information: Visitation is Wednesday, 4-8 p.m. in the GOODRICH Funeral Home, 128 Washington St., Lynn. At the request of Ray’s family, burial will be private. For those desiring, memorials in Ray’s memory may be sent c/o GOODRICH Funeral Home.

William G. Potter, 95

William Goodwin Potter, 95, of Danvers and Hamilton, died peacefully at home on April 10, 2017. Husband of Mary Theresa Potter who predeceased him, he was the son of the late William G. and Margaret Potter.

Born in Salem, Bill graduated from Salem High School in 1939. He worked as a lifeguard at Forest River Park, was active at the Salem YMCA and hiked and skied in the White Mountains. Before volunteering for military service with the U.S. Marine Corps in WWII, Bill was on the track team and graduated from Boston College in 1943 and, upon completion of his military service, he graduated from Georgetown University Law School in 1948.

He served as a USMC paratrooper in the Pacific Theater before being reassigned to the 5th Marine Division, 26th Marine Regiment, which led the invasion of Iwo Jima, one of the bloodiest battles in U.S. military history. The 5th Marine Division sustained the highest casualty rate among the three Marine divisions involved in the invasion and Bill received the Purple Heart for wounds he received there. He also received the Presidential Unit citation, the Asiatic Pacific theater citation and the National defense and service awards for his military service. Bill was recalled to active duty service during the Korean conflict and was assigned to Camp Lejeune, N.C. Bill ended his military service with the rank of Major.

Although Bill thought he was going to work in the legal field following his graduation from Georgetown University Law School, he soon realized that his professional life and personal interest was in the field of education so he returned to school and obtained a Master’s degree in Education from Salem State College. He then spent his next very satisfying decades teaching civics and history at Danvers High School.

A month ago and after 70 years of marriage, the love of Bill’s life, his wife Mary, died. Bill was inconsolable; he died of a broken heart. The two of them, Bill and Mary, had been inseparable; if you saw Bill, Mary would be at his side, and together they relished the challenges of raising a large family. In retirement, they enjoyed spending time at their cabin in the Mt. Washington Valley, N.H., and at their residence in Florida as well as their travels abroad, especially to Ireland.

Bill is survived by his 11 children Julie Zohn and her husband Bob of Boston, Adria Lancaster and her husband Bill of Walpole, Judy Potter of Al Wakrah, Qatar, Bruce Potter and his wife Anita of Danvers, Suzanne Allison and her husband Bob of Topsfield, David Potter and his wife Liz of Danvers, Mary LeBlanc and her husband Mike of Danvers, Mark Potter and his wife Ginny of Hamilton, Shawn Potter and his wife Barbara of Hamilton, Richard Potter and his wife Helen of Hamilton, William Potter and his wife Margo of Middleton and New York City. He is also survived by his sister Patricia Salvo of Salem, Gratia Milliken of Windham, N.H., 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sisters Margaret MacDonald and Pauline Papalardo.

The Potter family would like to extend its sincere appreciation to the nurses, aides and chaplain from All Care VNA and Hospice who provided professional and compassionate care to their father.

Service information: Visitation will be held at the CAMPBELL Funeral Home at 525 Cabot St., Beverly on Tuesday, April 11, from 4-7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Annunciation Church at 24 Conant St., Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Information, directions, condolences at Campbellfuneral.com.

Hyppolite seeks to unseat Chakoutis

By THOMAS GRILLO

For the second time, Marven Hyppolite is hoping to replace Ward 5 City Councilor Dianna Chakoutis on the Council.

The 24-year-old caseworker for U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) who works with constituents on immigration and housing issues, said the city needs a new brand of leadership.
“We need someone who will represent the whole ward,” he said.  “I am willing to give power to the people instead of just representing them.”

Hyppolite said while he has no complaints about the incumbent, he would do a better job. He was defeated by Chakoutis in 2015 by a nearly 2-1 margin.

“It’s nothing about her personally,” he said. “This is about the direction of the city and representing people. I don’t think all our voices are being heard, not everyone has access to the decision-making process.”

If elected, Hyppolite said he will promote transparency, a “holistic” approach to governance, and community empowerment. He pledged to make the Council more accessible through regular office hours and community listening events.

Hyppolite said he worked on President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign, and served as president of student government at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth from 2013 to 2014.


Thomas Grillo can be reached at tgrillo@itemlive.com.

All Care announces new house calls program

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From left, All Care Vice President of Hospice Services, Kristina Neumann of Peabody, Senior Vice President Jo-Mary Koopman of Marblehead, Dr. Mark Messenger of Swampscott, Beth Gentleman, nurse practicioner of Hamilton, and All Care President CEO Shawn F. Potter, also of Hamilton.

LYNN — All Care Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice announced its latest addition to its home care services, the All Care House Calls Program.

“All Care House Calls expands our continuum of care while better servicing out patients in the community. By offering in-home physician/NP assessment and care, patients will have better chances avoiding frequent emergency room visits or unnecessary hospitalizations while we improve the quality of care that is being delivered,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Shawn F. Potter.

Through the development of the program, All Care provides homebound patients in private residences, assisted living, or skilled nursing facilities the opportunity to receive the same level of care as in a regular medical office.

The health of homebound patients may be too fragile to leave the house for medical appointments which can result in the worsening of symptoms or their decline not being accurately or effectively documented.

All Care started in 1911 with one nurse on her bicycle making house calls. All Care, which serves patients in 50 communities throughout Greater Boston, the North Shore, and the Merrimack Valley, now welcomes Dr. Mark Messenger and Nurse Practitioner Beth Gentleman as full time employees who will lead the new House Calls program.

To learn about All Care’s streamlined continuum of care or for more information on All Care’s House Calls Program, please visit www.allcare.org or call 800-287- 2454.

Thinking big in Marblehead

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Marblehead Town Hall.

Tucked away at the end of the annual Town Meeting warrant are two articles demonstrating how a small town can simultaneously be a refuge for its residents from rest of the world and a stage for changing the world.

Article 33 asks meeting members to decide if $2,600 should be spent on decorating town commercial areas in December with “garlands, wreaths, ribbon etc.” The request conjures up visions of 1940s holiday movies with soldiers arriving home on leave to find excited relatives waiting for them.

Sponsored by several town residents, the request to spend an absurdly small sum by government standards on making Marblehead holidays happier is a fun example of small town people who love where they live.

In contrast, Article 32 asks meeting members to stride onto a big stage and jump into the never-resolved debate over public campaign spending. The article focuses on the topic of “greater transparency in political donations.”

It goes on to invite Town Meeting members to urge state and federal elected officials to pass legislation providing donation transparency and limit “the influence of money in politics.”

Campaign finance is one of those hot-button subjects almost every candidate for state office of Congress focuses on and points to as a top government reform priority.

Campaign finance is one of those messy and complicated topics that sound good on the surface but can be hard to translate into workable laws.

A long list of legislative bodies have tried and failed to identify who should or should not contribute to campaigns and how much they should be able to contribute.

The question of how political donations translates precisely into influence is often lost or ill-defined during the debate. It will be interesting to see if a clear definition of influence and a prescription for ending campaign finance abuses surfaces during Town Meeting debate.

It will be even more interesting to see if any members raise the “glasshouse” argument — as in, be careful about throwing stones — in regard to campaign finance. A member may well rise and speak on the necessity of Town Meeting addressing campaign spending on the local level before tackling the subject on the state and national level.

In small towns, politics is a personal pursuit with candidates getting to know people and knowing what they want and what they like or do not like. But campaigns cost money and contributors can’t be blamed for having expectations about how far their dollars stretch.

Maybe the more appropriate objective of Article 32 is to focus on transparency in local government and, by extension, on the process of picking local elected officials. That is an exercise that can begin right at home in Marblehead.

Police log: 4-10-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to the Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Jarrod Bates, 37, was arrested and charged with larceny at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Aquiles Bernabe-Deleon, 25, of 9 Star King Court, Charlestown, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and on warrant charges of motor vehicle operator refuses to identify self, exhibiting another’s license, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and speeding at 6:47 p.m. Friday.

Bridget Christopher, 23, was arrested on warrant charges of breaking and entering for a misdemeanor, trespassing, assault and battery on ambulance personnel and common nightwalker at 1:49 a.m. Saturday.

Jose Grullon, 56, of 246 Chatham St., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 3:47 p.m. Friday.

Monir Hanino, 29, of 330 Essex St., was arrested and charged with disguise to obstruct justice, failure to appear and on warrant charges of breaking and entering nighttime for a felony, destruction of property, witness intimidation, violation of an abuse prevention order and refusing to produce DNA database sample at 3:56 p.m. Saturday.

Daniqua Hudson, of 3 Alice Ave., was arrested on a warrant charge of unarmed robbery at 10:47 a.m. Saturday.

Omar Lopez, 28, of 74 Rockaway St., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 8:41 p.m. Saturday.

Glenna Maher, 29, of 195 Maple St., Danvers, was arrested on warrants at 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

John Michelin, 31, of 8 Chase St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 7:52 a.m. Sunday.

Fard Muhammad, 28, was arrested and charged with heroin/morphine/opium trafficking and cocaine trafficking more than 18 grams at 7:07 p.m. Friday.

Darrin Stephens, 50, of 8 Chase St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 8:05 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:40 p.m. Friday at 150 Lynnway; at 9:39 a.m. Saturday at Toomey’s Cleaners at 43 Boston St.; at 1:34 p.m. Saturday at Lynnfield Street and Regina Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:22 p.m. Friday at 6 Commercial St.; at 8:28 a.m. Saturday at Market and State streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:40 a.m. Saturday at Boston and Park streets; at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Town Line Service at 805 Boston St.; at 7:38 p.m. Saturday at 6 Commercial St.; at 7:40 p.m. Saturday at 44 Park St.; at 8:02 p.m. Saturday at Eastern Avenue and Williams Avenue; at 2:06 a.m. Sunday on Lynnway; at 9:03 a.m. Sunday at Eastern and Western avenues.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 10:06 p.m. Friday on Mt Pleasant Place.

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 11:33 p.m. Friday on Lewis Street.

A report of an assault at 11:51 p.m. Saturday on Chase Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:04 p.m. Friday at 149 Franklin St.; at 1:25 a.m. Saturday at 75 Laighton St.; at 9:13 a.m. Saturday at 67 Silsbee St.; at 9:37 a.m. Saturday at 271 Chatham St.; at 1:09 p.m. Saturday at 33 Lynnway; at 1:46 p.m. Saturday at 200 Lynnfield St.; at 3:11 p.m. Saturday at Congress Street and Western Avenue; at 3:31 p.m. Saturday on Boston Street; at 5:10 p.m. Saturday at 26 Harwood St.; at 5:39 p.m. Saturday at 77 Green St.; at 6:17 p.m. Saturday at 19 Forest St.; at 6:58 p.m. Saturday at McDonald’s at 567 Lynnway; at 9:56 p.m. Saturday at 95 Newhall St.; at 10:18 p.m. Saturday at 271 Chatham St.; at 10:41 p.m. Saturday on Brightwood Terrace; at 2:54 a.m. Sunday on Blossom Street; at 3:14 a.m. Sunday at 188 Washington St.; at 10:13 a.m. Sunday at 700 Lynnway.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:09 p.m. Saturday on Broadway; at 11:28 p.m. Saturday at Chatham and Lewis streets.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:41 p.m. Friday at 15 Flint St.; at 12:33 p.m. Saturday at 170 Union St.; at 7:06 p.m. Saturday at 55 Rockaway St.; at 10:18 p.m. Saturday at 43 Laighton St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:14 a.m. Saturday at Santander Bank at 35 Market Square; at 10:13 a.m. Sunday at Sonny’s Car Wash at 700 Lynnway.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 11:09 p.m. Saturday at South Street and Western Avenue.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:16 p.m. Friday at 990 Paradise Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:16 p.m. Saturday at 330 Paradise Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:03 a.m. Sunday at 330 Paradise Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:47 p.m. Saturday at 7 Banks Terrace.

Marie J. Hartling, 85

LYNN — Marie J. (Slate) Hartling, 85, of Lynn died Wednesday April 5, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family. A lifelong Lynn resident, she was born to the late Lamont and Florence (Lockhart) Slate, and was the wife of the late Carl Hartling Sr. Marie attended Lynn English High School and worked in the Medical Records Dept. at Union Hospital in Lynn. She was a member of the Eastern Star, and she loved rescuing dogs and cats from the animal shelter. She spent summers at Rangely Lakes, Maine, and she enjoyed knitting, reading, and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her children; Carl Hartling Jr and his wife Nancy of S.C., Kenneth Hartling and his wife Nancy of Salem, NH, Carolyn Twiss and her husband David of Topsfield, son in law Stephen Butland, grandchildren; Tricia, Brian, Bethany, and Kevin Butland, Carl III and Adam Hartling, Kenneth Jr. and Kacey Hartling, Jessica and Zackary Twiss, Amy and Jody Coffin, great-grandchildren Kyle, Devon, and Dominque, and brother-in-law Gerald Hartling and his wife Patricia. She was predeceased by her parents, and her daughter Karen (Hartling) Butland.

Service information: A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017, at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to meet inside the main gate. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Marie’s name to All Care Hospice, 210 Market St. Lynn, MA 01901. For directions and guestbook visit Solimine.com.

Cleo W. Hollingsworth Olson, 84

HOOKSETT — Cleo W. Hollingsworth Olson, 84, of Hooksett, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Myrtle (Brannen) Newell.

A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Cleo’s family was paramount in her life. She cherished time spent with her many grand, great-, and great-great-grandchildren. A classy woman, Cleo enjoyed dressing up and donning fashion jewelry. Dancing was one of her greatest passions. Cleo found great comfort and companionship in her Shih Tzu dogs throughout the years. In her spare time, Cleo enjoyed playing Hearts and cribbage with her dear friends. Cleo will be best remembered for her kind heart and dedication to family.

Cleo is survived by her three daughters Marsha Greenwood and husband Bill of Londonderry, Barbara Bamberg and husband Kurt of Derry, and Heidi Miller and husband Michael of Hooksett; two sons, Thomas Atwood and wife Lynn of Alton, and Gary Atwood and wife Denise of Salisbury, Md.; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; dear nieces and honorary daughter, Yvonne Rodenhiser of Haverhill; two brothers, Roger Newell and Lawrence Newell, both of Nova Scotia; her niece, nephews, and extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, Cleo was predeceased by her husband, Donald Hollingsworth; two sisters, Gloria Hipson and Carol Nickerson; and brother, Clarence “Buddy” Newell.

Service information: Her visitation will be held in the PHANEUF Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St., Manchester, on Sunday, April 9, from 2-5 p.m. Her funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 9 a.m. Committal to follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery, East Broadway, Derry. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Cleo’s memory to the Community hospice house, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054 or The Moore Center, 195 McGregor St., Manchester, NH 03102. To view Cleo’s online tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit Phaneuf.net.

Daniel A. deStefano, 67

NAHANT — Daniel A. deStefano, age 67, of Nahant, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was the husband of Robin (Roland) deStefano, with whom he shared more than 42 years of marriage.

Born in Medford, he was the son of the late Daniel M. and Adrienne (Spezzaferri) deStefano. He had resided in Nahant since 1976. He graduated Boy’s Catholic High School and received his Bachelor’s of Education from Boston State College, and his Master’s from Simmons. Prior to his retirement, he did research at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital, was a histology tech at Mass General, a medical library director at Carney Hospital, and was a director for 22 years at the Nahant Public Library. Daniel was a writer, illustrator and artist who had five published books. He was a member of Beta Phi Mu Fraternity, Librarians and Library Educators, the Historical Commission Society, Recreation Committee, 4th of July Committee, an ADA compliance officer, Johnson School parent council, the Nahant Lyons and active with the kidney transplant and dialysis association.

In addition to his wife, Robin, he is survived by his daughter Katherine A. deStefano of Nahant.

Service information: Memorial visitation for Daniel will be Monday evening, 4-7 p.m. in the GOODRICH Funeral Home, 128 Washington St., Lynn. For those desiring, memorials may be made to Friends of Nahant Public Library, P.O. Box 76, Nahant, MA 01908.

Margaret M. Bishop, 67

LYNN — Mrs. Margaret M. (O’Brien) Bishop, age 67, of Lynn, passed away peacefully at home on April 5, 2017. She was the beloved wife of John Bishop, with whom she shared 39 years of marriage. Margaret was born in London, England on June 28, 1949, the daughter of the late Mathew O’Brien and Teresa (O’Brien) O’Brien. She was raised in Lynn and graduated from Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1967.

“Margie” was singularly devoted as a mother and wife, tirelessly providing love and care to all those around her. Her compassion extended beyond her family, when she obtained her nursing degree at age 50. She widened her circle of care with countless patients whom she nurtured and tended to with her signature mixture of wisdom, humor and no-nonsense New England pragmatism that made her a favorite among all those who were fortunate enough to receive her care. Margie was a lifelong supporter of the arts, music and theater and was a proud LEHS drama club booster. She played an instrumental role in all of her children’s after school pursuits and created a second home to three generations of kids who affectionately knew her as “Mrs. B.” or simply as “mom.” She was a lifelong advocate of AIDS awareness.

Margie’s greatest joy was being a mother and grandmother, never tiring and always ready to welcome you with an open door, a cup of tea and lots of laughs for anyone lucky enough to sit at her kitchen table. In addition to her husband, John E. Bishop, she leaves behind three children; Sean Bishop and his wife, Kelly of Pasadena, Calif., Matthew Bishop of North Carolina and Molly Ramsay and her husband, Brian of Lynn. Margie also leaves behind four grandchildren; Chloe and Kenley Bishop of North Carolina, Olivia Ramsay of Lynn and Ahbella Bishop-Adam of North Carolina, as well as several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her devoted group of lifelong friends, “The Golden Girls”.

Service information: Margie’s visitation will be held on Sunday, April 9, 2017, from 4–7 p.m. at CUFFE-McGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA 01904. Her funeral will begin at the funeral home on Monday, April 10, 2017, at 11 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 12 p.m. at St. Pius V Church, 218 Maple St., in Lynn. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery on Boston Street in Lynn. Please visit Cuffemcginn.com for directions, or to sing the online guestbook.

Anna J. Keogh, 60

SAUGUS — Anna J. (Trevisone) Keogh, age 60, of Saugus, formerly of Everett, died on Wednesday, April 5, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. She was the loving wife of James E. Keogh Jr.

Born and raised in Everett, she later moved to Saugus where she lived for the past 29 years. Anna was a beloved sister-in-law of Robert Keogh and his wife Madeline of Winthrop; Kathleen Keogh of Saugus; and Carol DePaolis and her husband Samuel of Saugus. She also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus. [Please meet at church.] Interment Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Arrangements by BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, Saugus. For condolences BisbeePorcella.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Anna’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Theresa Diachisin, 84

PEABODY — Theresa “Terry” Diachisin, 84, of Peabody, passed away comfortably at her home on April 1, 2017. She was the sweetheart of William Roy Diachisin with whom she shared 55 devoted years of marriage.

Terry was born in Lynn on July 15, 1932, daughter of the late Donato and Antonietta (Caputo) Miraglia, who had immigrated to the U.S. from Forenza, Italy. After graduating from Lynn English High School in 1950 she fondly remembered working in the offices at Hoague Sprague Corporation and Nissen Bakery until shortly after July of 1961, when she married.

Terry had two children and lovingly devoted her life to caring for her family and home. She was understanding and supportive of her children and put their well being above all else. She was handy around the spotless house, taking care of many home-oriented tasks such as wallpapering, painting and sewing. Each week a pot of homemade spaghetti sauce was on the stove, certainly the influence of her Italian heritage. Terry loved to spend time with her sisters, going shopping, talking on the phone and walking along the beach at all times of the year. She enjoyed listening to popular music and would hum along to the tunes. She adored her grandson, whose presence would make her smile joyfully each time he visited.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, William “Bill” G. Diachisin of Peabody and Susan Diachisin of Andover. She also leaves a son-in-law, Susan’s husband Aaron Pawelek, and a grandson, Oliver Pawelek, also from Andover. Her Godchild, Carla Williamson, lives in Colleyville, Texas. Terry was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Miraglia, and sisters Mary DiCrescenzo and Elinor Grant.

Service information: A private burial was held at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Peabody. Donations made be made to Beacon Hospice c/o Amedisys Foundation, 100 Cummings Park, Suite 222C, Beverly, MA 01915.

Mary Klingenberg, 94

LYNNFIELD — Mary Klingenberg, 94, of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully on April 4. She was predeceased by her husband Edward. Mary was the daughter of the late Thomas B. and Katherine J. (McNamara) Coyne. She was born on Sept. 23, 1922. She grew up in Lynn and graduated from Lynn English High School.

After the start of World War II, Mary worked at GE until her retirement. She also volunteered with the American Red Cross during that time. More recently, she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and performed duties as a Eucharistic Minister for St. Maria Goretti Parish.

In 1975, Mary married Ed and they had 33 wonderful years together until his passing on March 8, 2008. They spent time enjoying their home, going antiquing, and spending time with family.

Mary was predeceased by her siblings Bernard Coyne, Alice McBrien, Helen Dolan, and Frances Rafferty. She leaves many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews from both the Coyne and Klingenberg families.

Service information: Visitation at CUFFE McGINN Funeral Home on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. Her funeral will begin on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 9 a.m. at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Maria Goretti Church, 112 Chestnut St., Lynnfield, MA 01940. Burial will follow the Mass in Forest Hill Cemetery in Lynnfield.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Please visit Cuffemcginn.com for directions, or to sign the online guestbook.

Philip P. Nicoletti, 68

LYNN — Philip P. Nicoletti of Lynn, formerly of Medford, peacefully passed away at the age of 68 on March 28, 2017. Beloved son of the late Philip and Jean (Izzo) Nicoletti. Loving and devoted father of Amanda Jean Nicoletti Izzo-Alessandrini, her husband Ian, and Philip Nicoletti. Longtime companion of Dorothy Mah. Beloved brother of Richard Nicoletti and his wife Mariann, Jeanne Nicoletti-Ayer and her husband Michael, John “Jack” Nicoletti and his wife Susan, Donna Nicoletti and Toni Nicoletti. Beloved grandfather of Aiden, Ella and Mia and several nieces and nephews. Also, his forever faithful dog Carmella.

Mr. Nicoletti was a graduate of Medford High School and went on to contracting school in California. Mr. Nicoletti was a general contractor and worked at Everett Aluminum for many years, as well as for the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a federal disaster inspector. He enjoyed volunteering for many years at his son’s baseball and hockey leagues, but his greatest passion was to watch his son “take the mound.” He also greatly enjoyed watching his daughter’s gymnastics meets and horse shows. Mr Nicoletti was known for giving names to those whom he held dear to him: “blubby angel, footsie, the boy, yard bird, marko, baby balooga, wally, stack fish, krish-tin, wilks, cc-montero, loo-loo bird, and guido.” Phil was well known in his community as the guy who walked miles a day with his dogs Lucy and Carmella, and will be sadly missed.

Service information: Visiting hours will be held at the DELLO RUSSO Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with a memorial service immediately following in the funeral home. Interment services will be private.

At the family’s request, flowers are respectfully omitted. Donations can be made in memory of Philip P. Nicoletti c/o Richard Nicoletti, East Boston Savings Bank, 15 Bartlett Road, Winthrop MA 02152. To leave a message of condolence visit Dellorusso.net.

Lloyd H. Caswell Jr., 73

MARBLEHEAD — Lloyd H. Caswell Jr., 73, of Marblehead, passed away at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, in Haverhill on April 2, 2017.

Born on April 23, 1944, he was the son of the late Lloyd H. and Lillian (Williams) Caswell of Marblehead. He is survived by his sister, Carol L. and her husband (James) Guy, as well as his brother Carl B. Caswell. He is also, survived by nephews Mark W. and his wife (Tammi) Michaud, Shawn T. Caswell, and Ryan Caswell, as well as nieces Michelle L. and her husband (James) Karalekas, and Monique C. and her husband (Luke) Buxton, and great-nephews and great-nieces Andrew and Christopher Karalekas, Lyla Michaud, Evelyn and Eben Buxton, and Shawn P. Caswell and a host of cousins.

Growing up in Marblehead, he attended the Marblehead public schools and graduated in the Class of 1964. He continued his education by attending Salem Commercial, a two-year college, where he studied accounting. He worked for Rich’s Department Stores and Brown’s Flowers doing accounting and before retiring, was a greeter at Walmart in Lynn. After retirement, he volunteered at Mass General Hospital delivering the mail throughout the hospital.

Lloyd was an active member of the Philharmonic Lodge F. & A. M., Marblehead; Gerry No. 5 Veteran Fireman’s Association, Marblehead; and the Heritage Pomona Grange, Beverly. He also served on the Marblehead Disability Commission, the Fort Sewall Committee, and Marblehead Jaycees. He has performed duties as president of the Lynn Chapter Indoor Sports Club, and district president of the Indoor Sports Club. He was dedicated to his faith through the Old North Church, Marblehead where he helped with the Sunday School group and was a member of the choir. Lloyd was known and loved by many people throughout the community and beyond. He will be greatly missed.

Service information: Visiting hours will be held in the EUSTIS AND CORNELL Funeral Home, 142 Elm St., Marblehead on Sunday, April 9, from 3-7 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Old North Church, 35 Washington St., Marblehead on Monday, April 10, beginning at 10 a.m. Final resting place Riverside Cemetery, Saugus, MA. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Cerebral Palsy Association of Eastern Massachusetts, http://www.cpemass.org/donate.html. To share a memory of Lloyd or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit the online guestbook at www.eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.

James J. Driscoll, 67

WAKEFIELD — James J. Driscoll, age 67, of Wakefield, formerly of Canton, died suddenly Sunday, April 2 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington.

Born in Belmont on April 22, 1949, he was the son of the late John and Catherine (Doherty) Driscoll.

Mr. Driscoll was a graduate of Hyde Park High School in Boston and then went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

His professional life included being the owner of the historic restaurant Simco’s On The Bridge in Mattapan. Later he worked at Verizon and the Boston Globe. In his recent retirement years, Mr. Driscoll enjoyed traveling, fitness and spending time with his family. He also had a passion for cooking and his family always looked forward to his Christmas morning breakfasts and his apple pies. He was a good man who was known for being selfless, loving and understanding. His thoughtful nature always had him thinking of his family and his generous spirit found him picking up gifts for loved ones to express his appreciation.

He was the beloved husband of the late Arlene (Butkewich) Driscoll, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage before her passing in 2008. He was the loving father of James J. Driscoll Jr. and his wife Jacquelyn of Lynnfield. He was the adoring grandfather of Jillian and James. He was the brother of John “Jack” Driscoll and his wife Joan of Centerville, Cathy Lutes and her husband James of Falmouth and Florida, Michele Caruso and her husband Salvatore of Saugus and Kimberly Driscoll of North Carolina and the late Mary Driscoll. He was the uncle of Anne Bastianelli and her husband Larry, Jennifer MacLachlan and her husband James, and Danni and Eileen Driscoll. He was the cousin of Carolyn Punch, Virginia Hall, Marylou Keenan, Anne Marie McDonald, Cathleen Lemmon, Brian, Kevin, Jimmy and Gerry Sullivan and the late Peggy Wentland. He is also survived by his loving companion, Eileen Spencer of Lynn, with whom he shared many happy memories over the last seven years.

Service information: His funeral will be held from the McDONALD-FINNEGAN Funeral Home, 322 Main St., Stoneham, on Friday at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in St. Maria Goretti Church, 112 Chestnut St., Lynnfield, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the funeral home in Stoneham on Thursday from 4-8 p.m.

Henry J. Fournier Jr., 85

PEABODY — Henry J. Fournier Jr., 85, of Peabody and formerly of Danvers and Lynn, died Saturday evening at the Continuing Care at Brooksby Village in Peabody. He was the devoted husband of Gail (Latham) Fournier, with whom he shared over 60 years of marriage.

Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Henry J. Fournier Sr. and Hazel (Carpenter) Fournier. He was raised and educated in Lynn, later lived in Danvers for 12 years and has spent the last 2 years living in Peabody.

Henry was a veteran of the Korean War who served with the United States Marines before being honorably discharged in 1954. Upon his discharge, he was employed for numerous glass companies on the North Shore, and retired after 30 years as a glazier with Salem Glass Company.

Henry enjoyed ball room dancing and was a member of the American Legion. He also enjoyed working on projects inside and outside the home and was a skilled carpenter helping family and friends with many home improvement projects throughout his life.  

Besides his loving wife of 60 years, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Bonnie Fournier of Lynn; his two daughters and sons-in-law, Stacey and David Eccleston of Swampscott and Sharon and Ernie Stavropoulos of Lynn; his sister, Shirley Nordstrom of Lynn; his beloved seven grandchildren, Nicole Coughlin of Danvers, Brian and his wife Danielle Fournier of Lynn, Keith Fournier of Easton, Natalie Eccleston of Brooklyn, N.Y., Timothy Eccleston of Swampscott and Katherine and Jessica Stavropoulos of Lynn; his three great-grandsons, Christopher Wheeler and Evan and Chase Fournier; his sister-in-law, Sharon and her husband George Beeler of Lynn and dear family friend Jeanne Hillios of Salem. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Rita Nestor and Claire Shipman.  

Service information: Following cremation, his family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the CONWAY, CAHILL-BRODEUR Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. His family will gather at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m., which will be followed by a graveside service at 11:15 at St. Jean’s Cemetery, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Parkinson Disease research at www.parkinson.org. For directions and online obituary, visit Ccbfuneral.com.

Thomas F. Quinn, 77

NAHANT — Thomas F. Quinn, age 77 and longtime resident of Nahant, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, April 3, 2017.

He was born in Lynn on Feb. 13, 1940, the son of the late Dr. Thomas F. and Gertrude (Scully) Quinn. He was raised in Lynn and graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Class of 1958. He also graduated from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.

Tom owned and operated Quinn of Lynn Insurance agency since 1962. He was the assistant clerk magistrate in Lynn District Court for 23 years. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed golfing, skiing, boating and traveling. Tom was always very active. He was a VP of the Massachusetts Clerk’s Association, a member of the Lynn K of C and the AOH, the Black Rum Golf Association, Salem Country Club, Hickory Dickory Doc’s Ski Club, the LACC and the Nahant Lion’s Club.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth “Betty” A. (McCormack) Quinn of Nahant; his daughters, Colleen Quinn Sainato and her husband Paul of Nahant and Kerry Barrasso and her husband Perry of Nahant; his son, Thomas F. Quinn III and his wife Beverly of Nahant; his grandchildren, Kelsey, Shannon and Craig Barrasso, Courtney, Anne and Elizabeth Quinn and Quinn Sainato; several nephews as well as great-nieces and nephews also survive him.

Service information: Family and friends are invited to visitation on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. at CUFFE-McGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, MA 01904. His funeral will begin on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 8 South Common St. in Lynn. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Nahant. Donations are requested to St. Mary’s Jr./Sr. High School, 35 Tremont St., Lynn, MA 01902.

Claire J. Dunnigan, 93

LYNN — Claire J. (Crighton) Dunnigan, age 93, of Lynn, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 31, 2017, at the Abbott House while surrounded by her loving family.

Claire was the eighth child born to the late Walter J. and Mary C. (O’Callaghan) Crighton and resided in the city of Lynn most of her life. She was a graduate of the Sacred Heart Elementary School and St. Mary’s High School.

Claire quickly learned to fend for herself at the age of 18 when her father died at a young age. She and her mother, who had come over from Ireland at the age of 16, ran the house together and supported the seven siblings. Her three sisters, Mary, Ann and Laurie, went off to work at GE while her four brothers, Wally, Danny, Johnny and Brendy, all fought in World War II. Claire kept everyone strong as news poured in about Wally’s ship being torpedoed and Brendy being wounded and MIA for several months. All four boys made it home safe and the Crightons remained extremely close.

Claire married the love of her life, George J. “Tona” Dunnigan, a Naval chief warrant officer and Pearl Harbor survivor who was also born and raised in West Lynn. They traveled the world together and were stationed at many ports of call during his U.S. Naval career. The two eventually took over the Crighton homestead on Temple Place in West Lynn and began to raise a family of their own.

Once their seventh child was born on Temple Place, Claire and Tona decided they needed more room and purchased a bigger home near Flax Pond in East Lynn. Claire and her family settled in nicely on Carter Road as she and her husband added an eighth child to the mix. Claire established many fond memories and lifelong friendships with the other families on Carter Road.

Claire’s home was always open to anyone who stopped by to visit. She loved to cook big meals, she loved parades, loved to walk, she loved to dance, adored her grandchildren and she loved to make people happy. Claire never complained, was always optimistic and had an unconditional love for everyone she met.  

In addition to raising her eight children, Claire worked several years as a lunch monitor in the Lynn School Department and took on several jobs as a baby-sitter. She put all of her earnings back into the family and was able to help several of her children attend college.

Claire was predeceased by her husband George J. “Tona” Dunnigan, with whom she shared 50 years of marriage and two of her daughters, Joyce C. Petrucelli and Patricia L. Dunnigan.

She is survived by her six children, George J. Dunnigan and his wife Lorene of Salem, Garry J. Dunnigan and his wife Patricia of Lynn, Gregory J. Dunnigan and his wife Cathy of Salem, Glenn J. Dunnigan and his wife Elizabeth of Lynn, Barbara J. Ruggiero and her husband Richard of Nashua, N.H., and Gail M. Rowe and her husband Don of Marblehead. Claire is also survived by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Claire will finally be reunited with her four brothers, Walter, John, Daniel and Brendan Crighton and her three sisters, Mary Hingston, Ann Kennedy and Laurie Desrosier.

The Dunnigan Family would like to extend a special thanks to the entire staff of the Abbott House for their endless love, compassion and support of Claire during her time there. The Abbott House staff exemplifies the true meaning of kindness in this world.

Service information: A funeral will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. from the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Pius V Church, Lynn, at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Claire’s memory may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1 Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA  02114 or at www.mass.wish.org. Directions and online guestbook at Solimine.com.

Joseph G. Dwan, 95

LYNN — Mr. Joseph G. “Gerard” Dwan, age 95, of Lynn, died on Monday, April 3, 2017, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of M. Rose (Gillis) Dwan, with whom he shared more than 61 years of marriage.

Born and raised in St. Peters Bay, Prince Edward Island, Canada, he was the son of the late Patrick and Hannah

(Flynn) Dwan. He had served in the Canadian Navy as a chief petty officer during World War II and has lived in Lynn since 1959.  

Gerard was a self-employed carpenter/builder. He was the founder of the Goldfish Pond Association and an active member of the Lynn community. A longtime communicant of St. Joseph Parish in Lynn, he served as a Eucharistic minister, a Boy Scout leader, a member of the Christian Family Movement (CFM), the Cursillo Movement and as a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He had a passion for woodworking and for making all types of furniture.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Kevin Dwan and his wife Tina, Daryl Dwan, Claude Dwan and his wife Ann and Wayne Dwan; two daughters, Lisa Markee and her husband David and Dianna Dwan; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Lorne and Patricia Dwan.

Service information: His funeral will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. from the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Route 129), Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Lynn. Burial will be at a later date. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Joseph Parish, 40 Green St., Lynn, MA 01902, or the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.