Pine Grove Cemetery

Helen M. Tremblay, 63

SAUGUSHelen M. (Wong) Tremblay, age 63, of Saugus, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. She was the wife of Paul L. Tremblay, with whom she shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late George and Sue Wong. Helen was a homemaker, and enjoyed boating, whale watching, fishing, BINGO, and the movies. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Tina Hutchins of Saugus, grandchildren Bradley Hutchins, Nicholas Hutchins, Briana Tremblay, Devin Tremblay, Brendan Tremblay, and Julia McManus, siblings, Gene Wong, Marion Boudreault, Teddy Wong, Lillian Smith, Henry Wong and Arnold Wong, one great-grandchild, Cameron Tremblay and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Greg Tremblay.

Service information: Visitation will be Sunday, 1-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. in the GOODRICH Funeral Home, 128 Washington St., Lynn. Burial will be Wednesday, 11 a.m. in Pine Grove Cemetery, meeting at the Boston Street Gate.

George F. Beaudet, 88

LYNNMr. George F. Beaudet, age 88, of Lynn, died on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at North Shore Medical Center, Salem Hospital, following a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Claire M. (Bourgeois) Beaudet, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.

Born in Lynn in 1929, George was the son of the late Edgar Sr. and Melvina A.  (O’Brien) Beaudet. He was raised and educated in Lynn and has been a lifelong resident of Lynn.

He worked as a baker for many years and was well known for the wedding cakes he made. George served for many years in the United States Army Reserve, the Army Reserve National Guard and was an active member of the Franco American War Veterans, Post 12. He was a 4th Degree member and former District Deputy at the Knights of Columbus, Valladolid Council #70, Lynn. George and his wife attended many of the events hosted there and he was involved in many of their charitable and social activities. He was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Claire, George is survived by his children, Karen Desilets and her husband James of Lynn, Cheryl Dellacroce and her late husband Michael Sr. of Saugus and Ken Beaudet and his wife Tracy of Newmarket, N.H.; his grandchildren, Michael Jr., Christopher, Anthony, Nicole and Courtney, his six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Edgar Jr. and Eugene Beaudet and Eileen Pierro.  

Service information: A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn, MA 01904. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Memorial visitation will be prior to the memorial service from 10-11 a.m. Donations in George’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Nicholita Pavlis, 97

LYNNNicholita “Nikki” (Fintonis) Pavlis, age 97, of Lynn, died peacefully Tuesday at Rosewood Nursing and Rehabilitation, Peabody. She was the wife of the late Vasilios Pavlis.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Paroglou) Fintonis. She had lived in Lynn for the greater part of her life.

Nikki worked, until the age of 75, as a fancy stitcher for 22 years at Benson Shoe Company, and for 14 years at National Stay Co. She was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lynn, and was a volunteer at St. George’s Bingo for 20 years. She was a devoted Patriots and Red Sox fan, and will be remembered for her flower garden and her great cooking.

Her family would like to thank the staff of the Rosewood Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Peabody, and All Care Hospice of Lynn for taking such good care of our mother. They are truly “Angels” on this earth.

She was the beloved mother of Maria Pavlis of Lynn, and the late John Pavlis, the loving mother-in-law of  Melodie Pavlis of St. John, Ind.; the loving grandmother of  William Pavlis and his wife Kathy of Orland Park, Ill., and Kimberly Pavlis of Valparaiso, Ind., as well as her three great-grandchildren, Jack, Cloe and Nicolaos. She was the beloved sister of the late Helen Hasevlat and Ernest and Nicholas Fintonis, and the devoted aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Service information: Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Lynn. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 4-8 p.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn. Those who prefer may make donations in her memory to a charity of your choice. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Emma A. Rossi, 93

PEABODY Mrs. Emma A. (Beatrice) Rossi, 93 years, of Peabody, died on Monday, June 19, 2017 at home after a brief illness. She is the wife of the late Louis R. “Gege” Rossi.

She was born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Pasquale and Maria E. (Rossetti) Beatrice. She was raised in Lynn and lived in Lynn until 1989 when she moved to Peabody.

Mrs. Rossi was a member of the Carmel Club of Peabody and the Tannery II Association. She also enjoyed her weekly ballroom dancing. Mrs. Rossi was a member of the Italian American Club in Lynn and was a member of the Woman’s Bocce Ball League. Mrs. Rossi loved to sing and entertain. Most of all she loved her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Jane Hargraves and her husband Richard of Boxford,  Joanne Diamond and her husband Richard of West Newbury; a son, Thomas L. Rossi and his wife Mary Ann of Colorado; her grandchildren, Lauren Gordon, Chris Hargraves, Tom and Michael Rossi, her great-grandchildren, Sam and Leah Gordon, Ryan and Danielle Hargraves. She also leaves two sisters, Anna Goodwin, Carole Messina, and several nieces and nephews. She is the sister of the late Pasquale, John and Anthony Beatrice and the late Mary Rose Murray. She was close friend and companion of the late George LaMonica.

Service information: Her funeral will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn at 12 p.m. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. prior to her funeral. Donations may be made to the VNA of Middlesex-East, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

Diana B. Vick

Diana B. Vick, born October 9, 1958, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017. She moved to the United States from Bucharest, Romania when she was ten years old with her mother and two aunts. Diana lived in Lynn for the past 48 years. She never met a stranger and had many friends. She also had an enormous heart for all animals. Diana was a mother to any child that came into her life, especially, Michael Jr., Jarett, Michaela, Joshua, Kiani, Reggie, Jordan and Devanie. She was predeceased by her mother Paula, father Sarkis Bairamian and is survived by her husband Walter Vick, sister in law Darlene (Vick) Williams and her husband Craig and son Jarett, five brothers-in-law, Edward and his daughter Stacey, Timothy, Michael and his son Michael Jr. and Gregory and his late wife Karen and daughter Michaela, her mother in law Loretta Vick and late father in law Edward Vick Sr., and many good friends, among them, Joyce, Rhonda, Jacqueline and her very special friend Shaka.

Service information: Visitation will be Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the GOODRICH Funeral Home, 128 Washington St., Lynn, followed by burial in Pine Grove Cemetery.

 

Donald MacKay, 96

LYNN — Donald MacKay, age 96, of Lynn, died on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Care One Nursing and Rehabilitation, Peabody, after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Lola Marie (Robinson) MacKay.

A lifelong resident of Lynn, he was the son of the late Hector and Louise (Harmon) MacKay. He attended Lynn Schools and was a graduate of Lynn English High School and had also attended Bentley University.

Donald had worked for over 40 years as a payroll clerk at the GE River Works Plant, Lynn.

He was a longtime member of the Washington Street Baptist Church and a member of the Wakefield Retired Men’s Club, where he had also been a past treasurer. He enjoyed gardening and watching the Red Sox games. Donald was a member of the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge, AF&AM over 50 year member, and of York Rite Bodies, and the Aleppo Temple Shrine.

He is survived by two daughters; Carol Sarkozy and her husband, Bela, of Lakeville, and Diane Alexander and her husband, David, of Lynn, and two grandchildren; Kimberly and Thomas Cardran. He was also the brother of the late Natalie Chesley, Dorothy MacKay and Irvin MacKay.

Service information: His funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m., in the Solimine Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visitation from 10-11 a.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road Waltham, MA 02452. Directions and guest book at Solimine.com.

Elizabeth A. Schaeffer, 91

CINCINNATI, OhioElizabeth A. Schaeffer, 91 years, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Lynn and Peabody, died Saturday June 10, at Carriage Court Assisted Living after a lengthy illness. She was the former wife of the late Richard Schaeffer and partner of the late John Groz. Born in Watertown she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Bannister) Ainscough. She attended Lynn schools and graduated from Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1943. She was employed as an administrative assistant for the Federal Government for many years. She then was a custom inspector in Canada for two years and then in Boston. She lived in Lynn and Peabody for most of her life then to Florida for the winter months until moving to Cincinnati four years ago. She enjoyed playing Bingo, trips to Foxwoods and playing cribbage. She was a member of the Cribbage Club.

She is survived by three daughters June Hudspeth of Sacramento, Calif., Janice Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jill Backstrom of Danvers, five grandchildren Nicole, Michael and Mark Backstrom, Tara Zellner, Justin Johnson, and seven great-grandchildren. She is also sister of the late Clara McCarron.

Service information: Funeral services will be held at the PARKER Funeral Home, 35 Franklin St., Lynn, on Thursday at 1 p.m.. Private service for family only. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Guest book at Parkermemorialfuneralhome.com.

Kevin S. Casey Jr., 47

Kevin S. Casey, Jr., 47 of Lynn, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, following a long battle with cancer. Kevin was born on October 29, 1969, in Lynn, the son of Kevin S. Casey, Sr. and Rita J. (Dow) Casey. He was raised and educated in Lynn and graduated from Lynn Technical High School, Class of 1987. Kevin had worked as a machinist for Devcon Adhesives in Danvers, and most recently in the deli at the Stop & Shop on Boston Street in Lynn. He was an avid local Boston sports fan who loved rock music and classic sports cars. Kevin was predeceased by his father, Kevin S. Casey, Sr. and his brother, Scott Casey. He is survived by his mother, Rita J. (Dow) Casey of Lynn, his aunts; Cathy DiBona of Lynn, Suzanne Dow of Lynn, his aunt and Godmother, Susan DeFelice of Somersworth, N.H. and his great-aunt Joan Casey of Lynn. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him.

Service information: Family and friends are invited to attend Kevin’s visitation on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 4–7 p.m. at CUFFE-MCGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA 01904. His funeral will begin on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 571 Boston Street in Lynn. Burial will follow the Mass in Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn. Donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Please visit Cuffemcginn.com for directions, or to sign the on-line guest book.

 

Mary S Pietrantonio, 92

LYNN Mary S. (Cardillo) Pietrantonio, 92, of Lynn, died on Saturday June 10, 2017 at the Lafayette Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Marblehead. She was the wife of the late John J. Pietrantonio.

A lifelong resident of Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Consolata (DeStefano) Cardillo. She attended Lynn Schools and was a graduate of Lynn English High School.

Mary was a longtime communicant of Holy Family Parish in Lynn.

She is survived by a daughter Diane Coombs, of Lynn, three sons; John Pietrantonio and his wife Jean, of Wenham, Michael Pietrantonio, of Lynn, and David Pietrantonio and his wife Susan, of East Kingston, N.H., eight grandchildren; Melissa Coombs, Matthew Coombs and his wife Melissa, Kevin Coombs, Brian Pietrantonio and his wife Carla, Ann Paris and her husband Stephen, Neil Pietrantonio and his wife Abigail, Nicholas Pietrantonio, and Nathan Pietrantonio, five great-grandchildren; George and Eleni Pietrantonio, Jackson and Kaylee Coombs, and Nolan Paris, and her very supportive sister-in-law Mary Cardillo, of Lynn. She was also the sister of the late Damiano Cardillo.

Service information: Her funeral will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway, (RTE129), Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Care VNA-Hospice 210 Market Street Lynn, MA 01901. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Patricia McCabe, 48

Patricia McCabe, age 48 years, died Friday, June 2. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Angela (Barilone) (McCabe) Gaudet. Patty attended Lynn schools and graduated from Lynn English High School, Class of 1986. She was a lifelong resident of Lynn and was employed as a secretary at several local car dealerships. She is survived by three aunts Kathleen Barker of Lake Alfred, Fla., Barbara Hartigan of Saugus, Anita Schonback of Dover, N.H., and many cousins.

Service information: A memorial service will be held at PARKER Funeral Home 35 Franklin St. Lynn on Tuesday at 10 a.m. to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment of ashes will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Guest book at Parkermemorialfuneralhome.com.

Fern H. Dobbins, 92

LYNN Mrs. Fern H. (Grant) Dobbins, 92, of Lynn died on Thursday June 7, 2017, in a local nursing home after a brief illness. She is the wife of the late Thomas W. Dobbins. She was born in North Brookfield, the daughter of the late Edward and Fannie Mae (Hope) Grant. She was raised in North Brookfield and Lynn. She attended Lynn schools and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School.

Mrs. Dobbins was a school custodian for the City of Lynn School System. She loved her family, and she loved cleaning.

She is survived by her grandson, Thomas Dobbins. She also leaves several nieces and nephews, including Barbara Middleton. She is the mother of the late Thomas E. and William Dobbins.

Service information: Her funeral will be held on Monday, June 12, at 12 p.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rte 129) Lynn. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are on Monday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. prior to her funeral service. Donations may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan Street Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Harold B. Nugent, 65

LECANTO Fla.Harold B. Nugent, 65, of Lecanto, Fla, formerly of Lynn, died Saturday June 3 at the Health Center at Brentwood, after a lengthy illness. Born in Lynn he was the son of the late Charles S. and Ruth (Steadman) Nugent. He attended Lynn schools and graduated from Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1969. Harold was an insurance salesman and was employed by several North Shore Insurance Agencies. Harold moved to Florida 20 years ago. Harold will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by two brothers Charles “Bud” Nugent of Tampa, Fla., Kenneth R. Nugent of Peabody, two nephews Edward Nugent of Tampa, Fla., Stephen Hobson of Tenn., one niece Karen Nicholson of Warsaw, N.C.

Service information: Graveside services will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery on Friday at 2 p.m. to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Please meet at the Boston St. gate at 1:45 p.m. Please make memorial donations in Harold’s name to Alzheimer’s Association 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472.

Guestbook at Parkermemorialfuneralhome.com.

 

David M. Coan

LYNNDavid Michael Coan of Lynn passed away after succumbing to a long, hard-fought battle with addiction.

David was the beloved son of Donna Coan of Lynn, David Coan and his wife Crystal of Manchester, N.H. David was the loving brother of Janelle Coan of Swampscott and Daniel Coan of Lynn. He was also the stepbrother of Ashlyn and Trevor of Manchester, N.H. Above all David leaves behind the love of his life, his biggest supporter and angel, Brittany Mailloux of Lynn.

David graduated from Lynn Vocational Technical Institute in 2005 and spent time as an electrical apprentice in the IBEW Local 103 in Boston. David possessed a big heart and a tremendous love for his family. He was a talented artist enjoying time drawing and anything related to cars. He was the proud and loving pet dad to his two cats, Stewart and Buddy.

Besides his immediate family, David leaves behind his grandparents, Stephen and Donna Upton of Seabrook, N.H.; his aunt and uncles, Tracey Odonnell of Stoneham, Todd Coan and Steven Coan of Cape Cod, his cousins, Brian and Katie Odonnell, and Steven Coan Jr. David was loved by many friends including Geza and Lori Illyes of Lynn. He was predeceased by his grandparents George and Sandra Coan of Lynn. His absence will be felt by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed.

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 be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 4-8 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem MA 01970 or to any addiction program of your choice. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Shirley I. Doward, 82

MANCHESTER, N.H.Shirley Irene Doward, 82, of Manchester, died June 4, 2017 at Catholic Medical Center after a short illness.

She was born in Lynn on Feb. 21, 1935, the daughter of Arthur “Red” Cross and Daisy Dunlop Cross. She grew up in Lynn and was educated in the local school system. She relocated with her family to Manchester in 1973.

She worked many years as a waitress at several different area restaurants. She loved doing crafts and spending time with her family. She will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted wife, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Janice Doward in December 2004 and by her son, John Doward in July 2014. Members of her family include her two sons, Donald Doward and his wife Thea of Tewksbury and Roger Doward and his wife Judy of North Fort Myers, Fla.; her daughter, Joan Brand and her husband Joseph of Epson; her eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Siblings include her brother, Edward Cross and his wife Joyce of Kissimmee, Fla.; and her sister, Joan Cotton and her husband David of The Colony, Texas.

Service information: Visitation will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the McHUGH Funeral Home, 283 Hanover St., corner of Beech Street in Manchester, followed by a burial service at Pine Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Shirley’s name be made to Manchester VNA Home Health and Hospice Services, Inc., 33 Commercial St., Suite 401, Manchester, NH 03104 or to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110.

 

Vasiliki Lambesis, 87

LYNNVasiliki Koula (Mazarakis) Lambesis, age 87, of Lynn, passed away, with her family by her side, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Brudnick Center for Living, Peabody.

Born, raised, and educated on the island of Ithaca, Greece, she was the daughter of the late Gregory and Barbara (Levendes) Mazarakis. She moved to the United States in 1950 and settled in Lynn.

She had worked for many years at Champion Lamp in Lynn.

She enjoyed cooking for family and friends, and hosting Sunday dinners. She also liked to garden and shop. An avid collector of cockatiel birds, “Betty” had a strong affection for animals.

She is survived by three sons, Arthur Lambesis and his wife Lynn of St. Albans, Vt., Gregory Lambesis and his wife Betty of St. Albans, Vt., and Charles Lambesis of Lynn; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Andrea and her husband Keith, Demetra and her husband Richard, Yoanna and her husband Jason, Alexandra and Marie; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Spyro Mazarakis and his wife Angie and their children Gregory, Maria, and James; a sister, Christina Scangas and her late husband Nicholas and their children Lazarus and Alexander, a cousin, Anne Carroll and her family of Lynn, her special friends, Dave and Elaine Moody, George and Anna Demetropoulos, and Robert Christian, as well as Pepper, Athena, and her three birds. She was also the longtime companion of the late John Callas, the former wife of the late James Lambesis, and the “special mother of her “fourth son” the late James O’Brien.

Service information: Her funeral will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday from 4-8 p.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn, and Friday from 10-11 a.m. in St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Donations in her memory may be made to the Caring and Sharing Fund at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 South Common St., Lynn, MA 01902. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

Lillian R. Upton. 89

LYNNMrs. Lillian R. (Wagner) Upton, 89, of Lynn, died on Thursday June 1, 2017, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late retired Lynn firefighter Robert C. Upton.

Born and raised in Saugus, she attended Saugus Schools and was a graduate of Saugus High School. She had lived in Lynn for the majority of her life.

Lillian had worked for 33 years for Phillips Lighting in Lynn as a Quality Control Inspector.

She enjoyed knitting, puzzles, and gardening.

She is survived by a son Randy Upton and his wife Sandra, of Lynn, three grandchildren; Shawna, Shane, and Kyle Upton, a great granddaughter Felicity Upton, a sister Margie Lecerf, of Australia and several nieces and nephews.

Service information: Following cremation, a graveside service will be held on Wednesday June 7, 2017 at 11 a.m. in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and gather at the Boston St. main gate of the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the SOLIMINE Funeral Homes 426 Broadway (RTE129), Lynn. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Unkempt cemetery has son feeling ‘disgusted’

PHOTO BY MATT DEMIRS
Pictured is the overgrown lawn at the city-owned Pine Grove Cemetery.

By THOMAS GRILLO

Matt Demirs

Another view of the high grass at Pine Grove Cemetery.

LYNN — Visitors to Pine Grove Cemetery over Memorial Day weekend were distressed to find much of the green space overrun with weeds and high grass.

In an email to The Item, Richard Danisiewicz  wrote that his parents are buried in the Hummingbird section of the municipally-owned graveyard and the area looked like it had not been mowed this spring. 

“I am disgusted with the way my parents’ grave and that section looks,” he wrote. “I did see them mowing the front of the cemetery on Monday where all the bigwigs would be during the parade … but we are the ones who have to bury our loved ones and the city can’t even keep it looking nice.”

In response, Jeff Stowell, assistant superintendent at the Department of Public Works, agreed the work by North Shore Landscape, the Peabody-based company contracted by the city to do the work, has been behind schedule.

While the company started the spring season cutting grass on May 19, two days earlier than the scheduled start of May 22, Stowell said the rain has caused the grass to grow out of control.

“I’ve been in touch with the contractor and told them they need to get the grass cut as quickly as possible,” he said.  

A man who answered the phone at North Shore Landscape but declined to give his name before he hung up, said the work will be done by week’s end.


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

Joseph A. Palmerini, 72

LYNN Joseph A. Palmerini, 72, of Lynn, died Monday in Union Hospital, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Bonnie H. (Murray) Palmerini, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage. Born and raised in East Boston, he was the son of the late Luigi and Mary (Zitano) Palmerini. He had lived in Lynn for the past 41 years.

Joseph served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany from 1962-1964. He had worked as a production control supervisor for General Electric in Lynn for 40 years until his retirement. After his retirement, he shuttled vehicles for Atlantic Toyota in Lynn. He loved animals and children, and often gave to various charitable organizations that he felt needed his help, in particular those that helped children and animals. He enjoyed riding his bike on the beach, watching sports, playing solitaire, and going to the shooting range. He loved to dine out with his family and enjoyed weekends away; going to flea markets, sightseeing, and driving along the coast. Everyone was always welcome in his home, and he will be remembered as an excellent cook.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two daughters; Heather Palmerini Geib and her husband Jeremy of Snoqualmie, Wash., and Jaime Palmerini and her fiancé David Scurrah of Danvers; two grandsons; Caleb and Nicholas Geib; his sisters; Jeanette Arsenault and her husband Walter of Malden and Anna Papa and her husband Patrick of Fitchburg; his brother, William Palmerini of Saugus, as well as several nieces and nephews, and his beloved cat Milo. He was the brother of the late Marie Pollicelli.

Service information: His funeral will be held on Saturday at 2 p.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. Visitation will be on Saturday from 12-2 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem MA 01907 or to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, New York 11714. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Jean M. Raymond, 62

 

PEABODYJean M. Raymond, 62, of Peabody and formerly of Lynn, died Tuesday morning, May 30, 2017, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers after a lengthy illness.

She was the wife of Thomas C. Levasseur, with whom she shared 35 years of marriage.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Helen (Osterberg) Raymond, and graduated from Lynn English High School. She then received a Bachelor’s degree from Salem State College and an Associate’s degree in Occupational Therapy from North Shore Community College.

She had served as assistant Assessor for the City of Medford, was a certified occupational therapist, and was a State certified real estate appraiser.

Jean loved spending time at her summer home in West Yarmouth and loved her two cats.

In addition to her husband, she leaves her sister Carolyn Raymond and her husband Robert Foglietta of Marblehead, a brother-in-law Paul Levasseur and his girlfriend Diane Myers of Lynn, and a sister-in-law Carol Marshall and her husband John of Saugus.

Service information: A Celebration of Her Life will be held at a later date. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. For online guestbook please visit Cuffemcginn.com.

 

Mary Jean Oravetz, 88

ANNAPOLIS, Md.Mary Jean (Smith) Oravetz, age 88, of Annapolis, Md., and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the home of her daughter, Sandee and son-in-law Dennis Brown, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Lynn and graduated from Lynn English High School, Class of 1947.

Jean was an active member of her church, St. Mark, and the VFW. Her hobbies included bridge and golf, but she mostly enjoyed spending time with her many friends in Greencastle, Pa., where she lived for 40 years.

Mary Jean was preceded in death by her loving husband, Michael Oravetz Sr. and her son, Michael Oravetz Jr. Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Shirley Whittier and her husband Ray. Six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive her. Her family would like to convey their sincere thanks to the caring staff at the Hospice of the Chesapeake, for their kind and loving care of Mary Jean.

Service information: There are no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery, 145 Boston St., Lynn, MA 01904. CUFFE-MCGINN Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit Cuffemcginn.com to sign the online guest book.

 

Community gathers to remember the fallen

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Kenneth J. Marrin, post commander 507 Lynn VFW 1993-1994 walks the parade.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

LYNN — A little rain isn’t going to keep the city of Lynn from honoring the fallen.

Those were the words of Michael Sweeney, director of Lynn veterans services, at the second of two Memorial Day services in the city on Monday. He spoke at a rain-soaked outdoor ceremony in the Pine Grove Cemetery Sunken Garden, following a parade that started at Market Street and ended at the cemetery on Boston Street.

Sweeney stood at a podium in front of a field of 605 flags, representing the fallen from Lynn.

“There’s a flag for every person we’ve lost since World War I,” Sweeney said. “There’s 605 flags, each representing a person, a family, and a story, and that is what Memorial Day is about. It is not about parties. It certainly isn’t about sales at the store … The boots you see in front of us remind us that we’re still a country at war.”

Five pairs of the boots in front he pointed out represented Lynn’s five fallen service members lost since 9/11 — SPC Antonio Syrakos, LCpl Walter O’Haire, PO2 Andrew Clement, SPC Gabriel Palacios, and SPC Justin DeArco.

“In a day like today, we remember the fallen, but we also need to remember that we’re a country at war, whether people want to believe it or not,” Sweeney said.  

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy said she was curious as to the number of flags that were set up, which she thought must have been done deliberately.

“Knowing Mike Sweeney as I do, I was quite sure he would give us an explanation, and the explanation is that 605 Lynners went off to serve their country and 605 Lynners never had a chance to come back and enjoy civilian life again, and 605 families were left to grieve,” Kennedy said.

“So, Mike, thank you for honoring them. Thank you for all you do for our veterans and to everybody who’s here today, I appreciate that you know and will recognize the true meaning of Memorial Day.”

State Sen. Thomas McGee (D-Lynn) said putting together the flags and boots to represent what has been lost in the city was really powerful. He said that veterans and those that have served reflect that “uncommon valor was a common virtue.

“That’s what it’s all about — putting your lives on the line to make sure that your friends and family continue to live in the greatest country in the world, and I want to thank you for your service, thank all of the veterans here for their service, and make sure everybody here understands that, that we never forgot the sacrifice and struggle and commitment that people that have served this country have done,” McGee said. “And Memorial Day is the day to remember it.”

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Earlier in the day, the Polish Legion of American Veterans (P.L.A.V.), Post 56 & Auxiliary also hosted a Memorial Day ceremony, where names of the fallen from West Lynn who served in World War II and the Korean War were read. The remembrance was pushed inside from Breed Square, where the names appear on the monument, to the basement of St. Michael’s Hall.

“Everyone in this room knows war has a cost,” Sweeney said. “It hasn’t changed. In the last 100 years, the city of Lynn has given more than its share of blood and its young men and women. When we see that cost, it’s up to us to redouble our efforts to make sure that days like today are not forgotten, that we remember the fallen, that we remember their names, we say their names.”

Also honored at the ceremony was James DePhilippo, the event’s MC and former president of P.L.A.V. Post 56. Sweeney said for 30 years, DePhilippo has been a fixture of every event honoring veterans in Lynn.

Peter Capano, city councilor and chairman of the veterans committee, said the ceremony was about honoring those in Lynn “who have given their lives for our country so that all of us can enjoy the freedoms we have here today.

“I want to emphasize, as I do every year that it is because of the veterans that we enjoy so many of the freedoms in this country that others around the world just do not have — the right to vote, the freedom of assembly, religious freedom — all freedoms that are protected by the men and women of the armed forces, and today we honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in protecting those freedoms,” Capano said.

State Rep. Daniel Cahill (D-Lynn) asked those present to join him in a challenge.

“Every time a name is spoken today, or you drive by a memorial and you see a name on it, think of what that person would think about this country and this community, and what you are doing to make it better, and whether or not their sacrifice was truly worth it,” Cahill said.

“And if you feel, if there’s any inkling that you think, well, you know what, I can do more, then we have to do more because those folks did the ultimate. So, that’s something to think about and carry with you all year.”

A prepared statement from U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass) was also read, who said he couldn’t attend because he is in Southeast Asia traveling with members of the House Armed Services Committee to study the nuclear threat from North Korea and the rise of China.

Moulton said he served in Iraq with some of the best Americans he would ever meet, those who put their lives on the line for a better Iraq and a safer America. As he travels through Southeast Asia, specifically Vietnam and Korea, he said he “can’t help but reflect on the brave men and women who sacrificed everything here on behalf of our freedom.”

He also acknowledged the men and women the country has lost in current conflicts — more than 6,700 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, including more than 130 from Massachusetts.

“The veterans and heroes that we remember today put serving their country — their countrymen, and our future — before themselves,” Moulton said in a statement. “They gave that last full measure of devotion so that we could have the rights and freedoms that we enjoy today.”


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

 

Claire Maguire, 96

Claire Maguire, 96, died peacefully at home on May 27, 2017, surrounded by family. Beloved wife of the late John Maguire for 52 years. Survived by Linda and David Mann of Peabody, John and Kate Maguire and Kevin and Amy Maguire of Marblehead and the late Patricia and David Guerra. Beloved grandmother of Maura, Matt, Brooke, Katelyn, Zachary, Jack and Casey and adored great grandchildren Joseph, Caroline and Michael.

A 1938 graduate of Salem High School, she joined a professional dance troupe The Starlets and toured the country dancing with the Big Bands. In 1941, she moved to New York and became a Rockette. This fulfilled her dream that she wrote in her high school yearbook “to see my name in lights”. And for everyone who knew her she was a STAR. Her dancing career ended in January 1944 when she married Jack, a first lieutenant in the Army. They lived in Los Alamos, N.M. where Jack was stationed as a security officer on the Manhattan Project. In 1945, they returned to Lynn to raise a family. Claire later joined the world of real estate as a broker for A.J. Lynch in Lynn.

A member of Salem Country Club for 58 years, she enjoyed bowling, golf, and bridge. Her love of theater and dance continued throughout her life but love of family and wonderful parties was her mainstay.

Service information: A celebration of Claire will be held at the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt. 129) Lynn. Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 10-11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, and then burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to St. Mary’s High School, 35 Tremont St. Lynn, MA 01902. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Julia Kalogeros

WINDHAM N.H.Julia (Ladas) Kalogeros passed away peacefully on May 25, 2017. Julia is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Nicholas Kalogeros, currently of Windham, N.H. and her sister Cecile Pyliotis and her husband Dean, of Athens Greece. She is also survived by her daughter, Elaine O’Connor and partner Scott Lynch of Kingston, N.H., son, Ed Kalogeros and wife Valerie Arraj of Newbury, daughter and son-in-law, Maria and John Lanza of Salem, N.H., daughter and son-in-law, Anna and John Migoski of Hinesville, Ga. She was the grandmother of nine loving grandchildren: Darrell O’Connor III, Brian O’Connor, Melanie (O’Connor) Saleh, Sarah Kalogeros, Jeffery Kalogeros, Nicholas Lanza, Emily Lanza, Michael Migoski, and Kathleen Migoski. Julia was a great-grandmother to six great-grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late James Ladas and his wife the late Mary Ladas.

Julia was born and grew up on a farm in South Hadley, where her parents settled upon their immigration from Greece. She married Nicholas when she was 19 and moved to Lynn. They lived there for forty four years, before moving back to her childhood home in South Hadley. They spent the last several years in southern New Hampshire near the homes of their children.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, yiayia and great yiayia to her devoted family and enriched the lives of everyone around her. Julia was a great cook and loved making incredible Greek meals for her family and friends. She enjoyed painting landscapes and making holiday decorations and other crafts.

Service information: Her Funeral will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the SOLIMINE Funeral Home 426 Broadway (Rte129), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Service at 11 a.m in St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 309 Waverley Oaks Road Waltham, MA 02452. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

Judith M. Alley, 73

LYNNJudith M. Alley, 73, a lifelong resident of Lynn, died on Wednesday, May 24 at Lifecare of Lynn. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Roger W. and Elizabeth (Murray) Richardson Alley, and was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1961.

Judith worked for Arthur Murray’s Dance Studio for many years in New York and in North Carolina. She formerly worked for the City of Lynn for the C.E.T.A. Program, and the custodial services in the Lynn School Department where she was a member of Union Local #1736. She also worked as a waitress at the former Hotel Edison. She was a member of the former St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Lynn.

Judith was an avid bingo player for many years at St. Mary’s Church and at venues around the New England area. She was a supporter of the Friends of Animals, the Humane Society of the U.S., the M.S.P.C.A. of Boston, World Wildlife Fund, and the Defenders of World Life.

Judith was the dear sister of David Alley of Lynn and the late Roger J. Alley, a school teacher for the City of Lynn for many years and is survived by his wife, her sister-in-law, Pat Alley, also a teacher in the Lynn school system. Judith was also the cherished aunt of Roger J. Alley and his wife, Sharon of Lynn, Cathy Alley-McCarthy and her husband, John of Middleton, Maureen Alley of Lancaster, Calif., Christopher Alley and his wife, Melanie of Beverly, and many grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her dog, Scooter and more recently by her cat, Mookie Alley.

Service information: Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 9-11 a.m. at the CUFFE-McGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn, followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service in the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Judith’s name to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970 or via www.northeastanimalshelter.org. For the online guestbook please visit Cuffemcginn.com.

 

Anne E. Check, 90

LYNNAnne E. (Dacyczyn) Check, 90, of Lynn, died Friday at her home. She was the wife of the late Henry E. Check, Sr. Born and raised in South Deerfield, she was the daughter of the late Alec and Anna (Klemyk) Dacyczyn. She was a graduate of Deerfield High School, class of 1943, and also attended Northampton Commercial College. She moved to Lynn in 1945, when she met her husband, and made her home there.

Anne had worked as a research clerk at Eastern Bank until her retirement. She had an active life. She was a line dancer, enjoyed traveling, bingo, gardening, and nature. She was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. Anne was a member of the Franco-American Club of Beverly and the Golden Age Club of Peabody. She will be well remembered by her family and friends as a fun and dedicated person.

She is survived by her daughter; Anne-Marie Darsney and her husband William of Savannah, Ga.; her daughter-in-law, Nilza Check of Raymond, N.H.; four grandchildren; Jennifer Lowry and her husband Derek, James Darsney and his wife Kris, Jeremy Check and Kelly Morris; seven great-grandchildren; her brother Roman Dacyczyn of South Deerfield; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late John Check and Henry E. Check, Jr. and sister of the late Joseph and Walter Dacyczyn, Sophie Gulowka, Olga Bobersky and Irene Luke.

Service information: Her funeral will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. from 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 Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Those who prefer may make donations to Bridgewell, 10 Dearborn Road, Peabody, MA 01960 or at Bridgewell.org. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

Stephen G. Coukos, 62

BARRINGTON, N.H.Stephen G. Coukos, 62, of Barrington, N.H., died peacefully on Saturday at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.H. He was the husband of Annette Joan (Valeiko) Coukos, his longtime companion who he married last September. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late George Stephen and Virginia Lee (Parker) Coukos. He was raised in Lynn and Peabody, and was a graduate of Peabody High School, class of 1972. He had lived in New Hampshire for many years.

Stephen worked as a machinist for 35 years at General Electric in Lynn until his retirement in 2015. At age 12, he played for the Lynn Shore Little League with the Red Sox, who went on to win the City Series Championship in 1965. He then went on to play with the Little League All-Stars. He took his background in playing baseball to get involved as an adult, and was a respected member of the little league community. He also got involved in coaching little league for his sons. He was an avid golfer and was a past member of Gannon Golf Course. He also played with the GE golf league. He was an avid Boston sports fan, and was a member of the Cocktail League Associates in Lynn. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. He will also be greatly missed by his beloved cats, Dorothy and Spike.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children; Christopher Coukos, Ronald DeMars and Jessica DeMars; his grandchildren; Hailey, Jocelyn, Dylan, Tyler, Madison and Elise; his sister; Christine Teague; as well as many nieces and nephews including Kim Anderson, Charlie Anderson, Jeremy Teague, Frank Coukos, Amy Parra, and Charles Coukos. He was the father of the late Stephen G. Coukos, Jr. and brother of the late Frank and Charles Coukos.

Service information: His visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn, with prayers being offered during the visitation. Burial will be on Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited and may meet at the main gate of the cemetery at 1:15 p.m. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

Frederick C. Fabrizio, 87

LynnMr. Frederick C. Fabrizio, age 87 years, of Lynn, died Wednesday at Salem Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Gloria (Mudge) Fabrizio, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.

Born in Swampscott, he was the son of the Harry and Dorothy (Hill) Fabrizio. Fred was employed as a Sand Hog and Blaster with Local #88, and has worked for several large construction companies in the Boston and North Shore area. Fred liked horse races, hunting, fishing, playing cards, going to Foxwoods and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed traveling with his late wife.

He is survived by two daughters, Margaret A. Wynne of Klamath Falls, Ore., Doreen and her husband, Gary Baker, of Lynn, two sons, Frederick C. Fabrizio Jr., and his wife, Diana, of Lynn, Todd A. Fabrizio of Billerica, one sister, Mary and her husband, Tony Uva, of Derry, N.H., and his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Fabrizio and late brother, Robert Fabrizio, of Lynn, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Michael A. Fabrizio, and brother, Joe Fabrizio.

Service information: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Church, Bessom Street, Lynn, on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Please make memorial donations in Fred’s name to the American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688, or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481. Guest book at parkermemorialfuneralhome.com.

 

Jacquelyn R. Numberg, 90

LYNNJacquelyn Renee (Philpot) Numberg, 90, a life-long resident of Lynn, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, in the Abbott House in Lynn. Born in Lynn on February 10, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Grace (Taylor) Philpot. Jacquelyn was raised and educated in Lynn. After her schooling, she worked briefly as a shoemaker but left soon after she became a mom and then dedicated herself to raising her family. In her youth, she enjoyed singing and playing guitar, playing bingo, baking and knitting. Jacquelyn was loved by many and was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Jacquelyn leaves her sons: Anthony J. Numberg and his wife, Betty of Maine, Retired Fire Chief of Lynn Curtis Numberg and his wife Colleen of Florida and her daughter, Sherry Swanson and her husband, Richard of Brockton, her grandchildren: Sabrina Numberg of Connecticut, Corie Currier of Connecticut, Keith Swanson of Chelmsford, and Michael Decowski of Lynn, her great-grandchildren: Sky Watson and Chloe and Riley Swanson as well as her sister, Janice Philpot of Lynn. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. Jacquelyn was preceded in death by her son, Scott Numberg and her siblings: Eugene Parker, Leo Philpot, David Philpot, Sheila Baron, Katherine Andrews, and Joan Dull.

Service information: A Funeral service will be held in the CUFFE-MCGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn on Monday, May 22 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting Hours will be held prior to the service from 9-11 a.m. Contributions in Jacquelyn’s memory may be made the American Diabetes Assoc. P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215. For directions or to sign the online guestbook, please visit: Cuffemcginn.com.

 

Elizabeth LaFlame, 85

LYNN — Elizabeth “Betty” (Nelson) LaFlame, age 85 and lifelong resident of Lynn, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 surrounded by her family and friends.

Betty was born on Nov. 1, 1931 in Lynn, the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Alice M. (Sharpe) Nelson. She was raised and educated in Lynn and graduated from Lynn Classical High School Class of 1950. She received a degree in drafting from Lowell Tech.

Betty had worked in the engineering department for the City of Lynn for 25 years, retiring in 1997. Betty enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family and friends. She was a selfless woman who enjoyed dotting on her daughter, Michelle. She was a woman of strong faith. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Church and a passionate Eucharistic Minister. Betty also enjoyed traveling with her family. She was a generous and giving woman who devoted her time and treasure to the St. Vincent De Paul Society at St. Mary’s.

Betty was predeceased by her husband, Richard T. LaFlame. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle LaFlame-Healey and her husband Tom of Natick; eight siblings, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her. Betty was also predeceased by four siblings.

Service information: Family and friends are invited to attend Betty’s visitation on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. at CUFFE-MCGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, MA 01904. Her funeral will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the funeral home, with a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 8 S. Common St., Lynn, MA 01902. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery on Boston Street in Lynn. Donations are requested to St. Mary’s Church General Fund, 8 S. Common St., Lynn, MA 01902. Please visit www.cuffemcginnfh.com for directions, or to sign the online guest book.

 

Laurie Dunn Dubé, 50

NEWMARKET, N.H.Laurie Dunn Dubé, 50, of Lamprey Street passed away unexpectedly on May 6, 2017.

Born Jan. 1, 1967, in Salem, she was the daughter of Nancy G. (Bartol) Dunn and the late Donald H. Dunn. She lived in Newmarket for 17 years.

Laurie previously lived in Lynn and was a 1985 graduate of Lynn Classical and formerly attended South Congregational Church in Peabody. Laurie enjoyed the Sport of The Arts (Drum Corps and Color Guard).

Laurie loved her family and her three children were the light of her life.

Laurie was employed with Wentworth Douglass Hospital for over 10 years.

She was predeceased by her father, Donald, and sister, Julie Durkee Dunn.

Survivors include her children, Garrett Dubé of Danvers, and significant other Danielle Olofson, Macey Dubé of Eliot, Maine and significant other Cody Abbott, Julia Dubé of Barrington and significant other Jason Sprague; children’s father, Joel Dubé of Danvers; her mother, Nancy Dunn of Newmarket; her significant other, David Goff of Dover; her siblings, Allen Dunn of Loudon, Jeff Dunn of Danvers, Sally Dunn of Newmarket, and John Dunn of Exeter; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service information:  Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, May 11 from 5–8 p.m. at KENT & PELCZAR Funeral Home, 77 Exeter Street, Newmarket.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 13 at 11 a.m. at South Congregational Church, 60 Prospect Street, Peabody, MA.

Private burial at a later date in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, MA.

Visit Kentandpelczarfh.com to sign an online guestbook.

 

Elizabeth N. Thomas, 82

LYNNElizabeth N. Thomas, 82, formerly of Lynn, passed away Thursday April 27, 2017. Elizabeth was born in Lynn on Sept. 5, 1934, to the late Arthur and Nell Thomas. Sister to Esther Fowler, June Brown and Marguerite Clemmons (deceased). She is survived by her Sisters Shirley Franklin and Mary Fairhurst of Lynn. She was the mother of the late Brenda Thomas, and is survived by Brad and Jean Thomas of Lynn, Mark Thomas of Jacksonville, Fla., Gary and Crystal Thomas of Worcester, Steven and Deirdre Thomas of Clayton, N.C. And beloved grandmother of 19 grandchildren and blessed geat-grandmother to 20.
Elizabeth enjoyed watching church services, reading the bible, praying with family and friends, laughing, and always wearing a smile on her face. “To know her was to love her” She will be dearly missed.
Service information: Funeral service in the GOODRICH Funeral Home, 128 Washington St. Lynn, on Friday, 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, 6-8 p.m. For those desiring, memorials may be made in care of Goodrich.

Patricia A. Rowe, 83

DANVERS Patricia A. (Call) Rowe, 83, of Danvers, died Monday in the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Ralph A. Rowe. Born in Dorchester, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Annie (McNiff) Call. She was raised in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1952. She had also lived in Lynn before moving to Danvers many years ago.

Patricia had worked as an assembler for various companies, retiring from Hot Watt in Danvers in 1984. She was an active communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Lynn, and was active with the church’s food pantry and other volunteer services. She also enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by her brother, Harry Stavros of Peabody, her best friends, Eva and Ray Pelletier of Swampscott, as well as her friends, Glendon Boutot and Billy Douramakos of Peabody, and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Charles and James Stavros.

Service information: A visitation will be held on Thursday from 11-12:30 p.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Restoration Fund, 8 South Common St. Lynn MA 01902. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Edward A. Barlow, 80

LYNNEdward A. “Butch” Barlow, 80, of Lynn, died on Saturday April 29, 2017, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Olympia (Ciampa) Barlow.

A lifelong resident of Lynn, he was the son of the late Jennie (Rubinowski) Barlow.

Butch had worked as a machinist for Polaroid in Waltham.

He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing at Gannon in Lynn, where he was a longtime member, and at other top courses throughout the country when he traveled with his wife. He was a member of AOH Division 10, Lynn, He was a boxing fan and had met Muhammed Ali at Sacred Heart School in Lynn. He enjoyed karaoke and singing Bobby Darin songs. Butch had devoted many hours to fundraise for the Stephen O’Grady Foundation.

He is survived by a son Scott A. Barlow, of Lynn, a brother James Barlow, of Fla., the children of his late longtime companion Theresa O’Grady, Beth and Paul O’Grady, of Salem, the late Stephen O’Grady, his nieces and nephews; James, Timmy, Jeffrey Barlow, Tina Barlow Watts, Stacey Barlow, and the late Edward Barlow, as well as many friends. He was also the brother of the late Arthur Barlow, and the brother-in-law of the late Sandy Barlow.

Service information: His Funeral will be held on Monday at 12 p.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home 426 Broadway  (RTE129), Lynn. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visitation on Monday prior to the service from 9-12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stephen M. O’Grady Foundation c/o Beth O’Grady 27 Williams St. Salem, MA 01970, or The MA General Cancer Center Endicott St. Danvers, MA 01923. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Marion M. Karayianes, 89

Marion M. (Amirault) Karayianes passed away peacefully at 89 years old. A lifelong resident of Lynn, Marion was the daughter of the late Laurent and Regina (Comeau) Amirault, and the wife of the late Edward Karayianes.

She attended St. Jean’s School, and later worked at Rooks Clothing Store in Lynn and United Supermarket in Lynn. Marion enjoyed life; especially traveling and playing cards. She was a talented seamstress who loved making clothes for herself and her family, and she enjoyed knitting.

She is survived by her sister, Rita Louise Richard of Florida; daughter, Claire Tyburc of Seattle, Wash.; son, Armand Fournier of Maine; stepchildren, Jo-Anne Laurino of Florida, Edward Karayianes of Virginia, James Karayianes of Arizona, Elaine Lazurek of Arizona, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Edward, her daughter Gail Fournier, her granddaughter Regina Tyburc, two brothers and two sisters.

Service information: A memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a memorial service at 11:45 a.m. at the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Route 1A), Lynn, followed by burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Those who prefer, donations may be made in Marion’s name to the American Lung Association at www.lung.org, or at 1661 Worcester Road #301, Framingham, MA 01701. Directions and guestbook please visit www.Solimine.com.

 

Thelma E. Breedy, 92

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Thelma E. Breedy, age 92, of East Providence, R.I., passed away peacefully on Friday morning, April 21, at the Hope Hospice Center, Providence, R.I., surrounded by her family.

Born in Lynn, she was the youngest daughter of the late Ernest T. and Genevieve O. (Dixon) Enos. Thelma was a resident of Evergreen Nursing Home in East Providence for 10 years. She was a retiree of New England Telephone/Verizon in Boston where she worked as a manager for more than 20 years. Thelma was adored by her family.

She was the wife of the late Sgt. Richard Breedy, USAF. She had three sons, the late Dean R. Johnson and the late Brian E. Harvey. Her legacy remains with her son, Phillip D. Breedy of East Providence, R.I.; her six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Thelma is predeceased by two sisters, the late Helen L. Van Allen and the late Barbara E. Fowler, and also has a host of nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her daughter-in-law, Janice Campbell who, lovingly, cared for her until her death. She was dedicated to her family and friends, and her greatest desire was to share her life’s journey with love and laughter. She is dearly missed.

Service information: We will celebrate her life on Monday at noon in the GOODRICH Funeral Home, 128 Washington, St., Lynn, visitation begins at 11. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.

 

John J. Fenton, 62

LYNN — John J. Fenton, Jr., 62, of Lynn, died Tuesday at a local nursing home after a lengthy illness. He was the son of John J. Fenton, Sr. of Lynn and the late Patricia (Tully) Fenton. Raised in Lynn and Peabody, he was a graduate of St. Joseph’s School in Lynn and Peabody High School. He had lived in Lynn for the greater part of his life.

John had worked as a machinist at various machine shops, including Triangle Machine Shop. He was a longtime communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Lynn. He enjoyed attending wrestling matches at the Boston Garden and watching wrestling on TV. He also loved roller skating and spending time with his cat, Tammy.

In addition to his father, he also leaves his aunts, Florence Calef of Lynn and Mary Aliferis of Lynn, as well as 15 cousins. He was the grandson of the late John J. and Emma Fenton. The family would like to thank the staff of CareOne at Essex Park for the exceptional care given to John during his time there.

Service information: His funeral will be held on Friday at 12 p.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 10-12 p.m., prior to the funeral. Those who prefer may make donations to CareOne at Essex Park, 265 Essex St. Beverly, MA 01915. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Michael F. Russell, 62

LYNN — Michael F. Russell, age 62, of Lynn, passed away on April 21, 2017 at UMass Medical in Worcester.

He was born on Sept. 28, 1954 in Lynn, the son of the late Francis and Lorraine (Graves) Russell. He was raised and educated in Lynn. Michael enjoyed spending time with his father, going on fishing trips on his father’s boat. He had a love for animals, especially cats. Michael was always willing to give of his time. He was a volunteer at Mass General Hospital for many years, helping with special events held by the Orthopedic Unit at MGH.

Michael is survived by two sisters, Maureen Kosewski and her husband David of Chelmsford, Cheryl Russell and her partner Susan Theil of Lynn; and his brother, Paul Russell of Lynn.

Service information: There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery on Boston Street in Lynn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. CUFFE-MCGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, MA 01904 is entrusted with the services. Please visit Cuffemcginn.com to sign the online guest book.

 

John P. Blaney Jr., 84

LYNN — Mr. John P. “Jack” Blaney, Jr., age 84, of Lynn, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Peter Sanborn Place in Reading. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy M. (Lazurek) Blaney, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.

Born and educated in Lynn, he was the son of the late John P. Blaney Sr. and Alice (Desilets) Sewell. Jack served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Jack and his wife were avid bingo players, and played somewhere different almost every night of the week with friends and other family members. He enjoyed umpiring in the Lynn Little League for several years. Most of all, Jack cherished the time spent with his entire family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend its thanks to the staff and residents of Peter Sanborn Place for the wonderful care and welcome he received there for the past several months.   

Jack was the loving father of John P. Blaney III and his wife Karen of E. Kingston, N.H., Michael E. Blaney and his wife Emily of Tewksbury, Sheryl A. Coukos of Lynn and her companion Anthony Chiarello of Amesbury, Lisa M. Michaud and her husband Michael of Wakefield, Steven S. Blaney of Bradford, Dennis J. Blaney and his wife Melinda of Lynn, and the late David A. Blaney; the dear brother of Barbara Carrabba, Joyce Conners, Dorothy Shay, Robert Blaney, and Edward Sewell, all of Lynn, and the late Marion and Richard Blaney. He was also the cherished grandfather of 19 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and the uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Stephen G. Coukos.

Service information: Jack’s funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 11 a.m. in the CUFFE-MCGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, April 28 from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Epilepsy Foundation New England, 335 Main St., Unit 8, Wilmington, MA 01887 or via epilepsynewengland.org  or to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA  02114 or via massri.wish.org. For the online guestbook please visit Cuffemcginn.com.

Catherine Fee, 88

WAKEFIELD — Catherine “Kay” Fee, 88, of Wakefield, former longtime resident of Lynn, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Wolfboro Bay Center in Wolfboro, N.H. She was born in Lynn on August 30, 1928, the daughter of the late, Michael and Vincenta (Jenerlavitch) Noble. She was raised and educated in Lynn. Kay had worked for many years as a clerk and window decorator at Mary K. Brennan Card Shop on Union Street in Lynn. She was an activities director at the Chelsea Senior Center in Chelsea. She worked for many years in activities at the Lynn Convalescent Home, where she retired. Kay volunteered her time for many years with the Girl Scout Troop at St. Pius V Church. She and her husband Jim also gave of their time to help decorate St. Pius V Church for the different holidays. Kay loved to help design and create custom made costumes for the Lynn Dance Academy over the years. An active and extremely creative woman, Kay loved knitting, floral design and even owned her own ceramic studio in her home. Kay is survived by the love of her life, and her husband of 63 years, James J. Fee, Jr. of Wakefield, N.H. Her daughters; Karen E. Grocki of Saugus and Roseline A. Revilla of Lynn. Her sister-in-law, Joan Noble of Lynn. Her friend and care giver, MaryAnn Murray of Wolfboro, N.H. Her grandchildren; Justin Grocki and his fiancée, MaryKate Roberts, Ian Grocki and Brendan Grocki. Several nieces and nephews also survive her. She was predeceased by her brother, Charles “Guy” Noble.

Service information: Family and friends are invited to attend Kay’s visitation on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 3–7 p.m. at CUFFE-MCGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA 01904. Her funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow the service in Pine Grove Cemetery on Boston Street in Lynn. Donations are requested to: American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202. Please visit Cuffemcginn.com for directions, or to sign the on-line guest book.

 

Esther Agganis, 92

LYNNEsther (Skopeletes) Agganis, 92, of Lynn, died peacefully on Thursday April 20, 2017, at the Stuart F. Myer Hospice House, Palm Coast, Florida, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Louis T. Agganis, with whom she had shared 60 years of marriage.

Esther was a lifetime resident of Lynn and a graduate of Lynn Classical High School.

She had worked for over 21 years as a tool crib attendant at the GE Riverworks Plant, Lynn. She had also worked as a waitress at the family’s restaurant, the former Agganis Restaurant on Union Street in Lynn. Esther was a member of St George Greek Orthodox Church and of St George’s Philoptochos Society. She enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, playing Bingo, playing cards, and vacationing in Florida.

She is survived by three children; Joyce Agganis, of Lynn, Thomas Agganis and his wife Giselle, of Danvers, and Charles Agganis and his wife Laurene, of Connecticut, three grandchildren; Brian Agganis, Stacey DePalma, and Chelsea Bioren, two great grandchildren; Luca and Mila DePalma, and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Delma Mamos, Rick, Jimmy, and Arthur Kefalas.

Service information: Her Funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the SOLIMINE Funeral Home 426 Broadway (RTE129), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Service at 10 a.m. in St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

Marjorie R. Weinstein, 95

FAIRHAVEN — Marjorie R. Weinstein, 95, of Fairhaven, Mass., formerly of Lynn, died , Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Fairhaven. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Marion (Wood) Weinstein.

Marjorie graduated from Lynn English High School and the Salem Hospital School of Nursing, with further study at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. She also graduated from the North Shore Community College and attended Boston University and Salem State College.

Marjorie was the head nurse in the Operating Room at Salem Hospital before becoming an instructor at the Salem Hospital School of Nursing; she later worked in the Staff Development Department at Salem Hospital.

Marjorie was a member of St. Stephen’s Memorial Episcopal Church and The Guild of St. Barnabas for Nurses.

Survivors include two nephews: Grant J. Wood and his wife Priscilla and their daughter Jessica of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Stephen J. Wood and his wife Emily of Fairhaven. and two cousins. She also was the sister of the late Vernon L. Wood.

Service information: A private interment will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn   In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Stephen’s Memorial Episcopal Church, 74 South Common St. Lynn, Ma. 01902.

Victoria E. Damaty, 96

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Victoria E. Damaty, 96, of Louisville, Ky., and formerly of Lynn, passed away peacefully, Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Treyton Oak Towers in Louisville, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore Elia and Angelina Anastos Elia and her loving husband, Nicholas William and a son-in-law William “Bill” L. Riley.
She is survived by her daughter, Rita Riley of Louisville, who cared for her.
She was also a member of St. George Albanian Orthodox Church in Boston.
She and her husband owned Rheta’s Glenmere Spa at the corner of Maple and Chestnut streets. It was a restaurant which she loved and catered to the people who worked or went to school in the neighborhood. She loved her jukebox music except, “Little Richard.” She couldn’t figure out why he had to scream so much. Even in the nursing home, she loved the “Oldies” and could name the titles in the contests they had.
After they sold their business, she went to work in the Lynn School System as a lunch aide. She loved working with the children.
She was a Red Sox and Patriots fan and disliked the Yankees.
Service information: A funeral service will be held in the CUFFE-McGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970, or to Treyton Oak Tower, 211 West Oak St., Louisville, KY 40203. For directions and to sign the online guestbook, please visit: Cuffemcginn.com.

Helen E. McCourt, 78

LYNNHelen Elaine (Maciejewski) McCourt, 78, of Lynn, passed away with her family by her side. She fought strong against a brief illness: lung cancer.

Helen graduated from Lynn Classical Class of 1956. She began her career as a secretary for Kalikow and Kalikow. Helen then worked for local law firms in Lynn, transitioned to the State House in Boston and retired as administrative assistant to former Mayor Clancy of Lynn.

Helen was the beloved wife of Gerald McCourt of Lynn. They spent 60 years of marriage. They raised their three daughters in Lynn. Helen enjoyed many days with her girls at the Pollack Beach in Lynn. She made great interesting clothes for her girls, they were always so fashionable. Helen and Jerry had some amazing adventures in their younger years. Together they enjoyed mapping out their annual vacations which they covered almost half of the United States with their road trips. Their daily “rides” gave them a chance to reminisce about their heydays and they would make a pit stop to feed squirrels. They both enjoyed watching NASCAR races and Helen LOVED watching “The Walking Dead,” “Survivor” and “NCIS.”  

Helen truly enjoyed spending time with her family. Every birthday party she made sure to get a picture of the cake! Helen attended many plays, concerts, dance recitals, graduations, and any sporting event her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were involved in, regardless of the weather. Just recently she taught Olivia and Alijah how to knit, they made beautiful blankets together. She shared her Golabki recipe with only a few of her family members and Harmony makes them pretty close to her recipe. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy.  

Helen was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Maciejewski. She is survived by her husband, Gerald McCourt of Lynn; three daughters, Lorrie Dow of Lynn, Darlene O’Connell and her husband Edward of Marshfield and Jere McClory of Lynn; her sister, Marion Walzak of Lynnfield; and brother, Joseph Maciejewski and his wife Barbara of Florida. Helen also has nine grandchildren, Rebecca and her husband Otis Wallace, Ray and Harmony Dow of Lynn, Kevin, Erin, Candice and Corrine McClory of Lynn and Amanda and Lindsey O’Connell of Marshfield. She has seven great-grandchildren, Olivia and Alijah Wallace, Kaiser and Chase Bodden, Isabelle Sutson, Caleb McClory and Brandon McClory. Helen also has several cousins, nieces and nephews.  

Service information: Helen will be greatly missed by her husband, family and friends. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday at 8 a.m. from the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Lynn, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 8-10 a.m., prior to the funeral. Donations can be made to MDA in honor of her friend Pat Renee MacHenry who has muscular dystrophy. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Kostas N. Spyropoulos, 42

Kostas N. Spyropoulos, 42, died from cardiac arrest on April 10, 2017. He was the son of Nicholas and Angela (Milonas) Spyropoulos of Lynn. He was born in Lynn, graduated from Lynn English High School and Northeastern University, and lived the majority of his life in Lynn before moving to Chelsea where he resided the past few years.

Kostas worked in finance at John Hancock for 15 years before deciding to pursue his dream of becoming a real estate investor. He owned and managed many properties in Methuen, Chelsea, and Lynn. He enjoyed working with numbers, electronics, and walking the beach. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially his niece and nephew, Mia and George, whom he adored.

Kostas is survived by his parents, Nicholas and Angela Spyropoulos, his sister Linda Nikolakopoulos and her husband Taso of Lynn, his niece and nephew Mia and George Nikolakopoulos, many aunts, uncles, and cousins in Massachusetts, Canada, and Greece, as well as many close friends, all of whom loved him dearly.

Service information: A visiting hour will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 S. Common St., Lynn, followed by a funeral service at 12 p.m. and then burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church. For guestbook and directions visit www.Solimine.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.

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.

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.

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.

Joseph W. Brozonas, 72

Joseph W. Brozo­nas, age 72, died at the Harbor­side Heath Care Twin Oaks in Danvers on April 5, 2017.

Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late William F. and Ruth A. (Hogan) Brozonas. He at­tended Lynn Schools and also North Shore Community Col­lege. He was a communicant of the former St. Patrick’s Parish before its closing. He was em­ployed at the General Electric Co., working in building 66C where he was a parts shipper. Joe was a former member of the I.U.E. Local 201 and the Iron Workers Union Local 7 of Boston.

He is survived by his sis­ters, Maureen Taylor of Lynn, Patricia Boyajian of Saugus, Sheila Gaudette of Peabody; sister-in-law, Ann Brozonas and her late husband, Thomas of Peabody; several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Ellen Hurley and Linda Brozonas.

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside services Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Pine Grove Cem­etery at 11 a.m. We will meet at the front entrance on Boston Street at 10:45 a.m. Arrangements are by the NADWORNY Funeral Home, 798 Western Ave., Lynn, MA 01905. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. For guestbook, please visit Nadwornyfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Mulcahy, 61

LYNN — Dorothy (Toomey) Mulcahy, age 61, of Lynn, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. She was the wife of the late Curtis G. Mulcahy.

Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Florence (Lyons) Toomey. She lived most of her life in Lynn.

She enjoyed her grandchildren, planning parties, cooking and camping. Her favorite destination was the Harold Parker State Forest in Andover.

She is survived by her children, Gordon Laro of Georgia, Patricia Harper and her husband Mike of New Hampshire, Florence Soden and her husband Robert of Lynn, Curtis Mulcahy and his wife Angela of Lynn, Christopher Mulcahy of Lynn and Kellene Mulcahy of Lynn; siblings Mary and Phil Gay of New Hampshire, Patricia Tyler of New Hampshire, Walter and Yvonne Toomey of Lowell, James Toomey of Lynn, Joseph Toomey of Lynn; grandchildren Christopher Gonsalves, Kimberlee Gonsalves-Laro, Philip Harper, Kyle Harper, Madison Harper, Emma Harper, Tiana Hudson, Arianna Soden and Daenerys Mulcahy, great-grandchildren Dakota Hudson-Borden and Hunter Harper, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late John, William and Edward Toomey and Debra Martin.

Service information: Dorothy’s funeral will be from the GOODRICH Funeral Home, 128 Washington St., Lynn, on Wednesday at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, Union Street, Lynn, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday 4-8 p.m.