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March 16, 2014

Virginia Holder, 103

Rye, NH — On December 22, 1910 in Norwood, Mass., Virginia Daniels Holder was born to Daisy Hartshorn Daniels and Jason Noah Daniels. Virginia "Ginny" grew up and attended school in Norwood. Her dad was a mason and builder, and her mother, a registered nurse, who served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish American War. Virginia became a registered nurse after graduating from Simmons College and then Boston Children’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1932.

After spending several years in pediatric nursing in Boston, Virginia married Norman F. Holder of Dorchester, Mass., and they moved to Maine. Over the years, they raised four children - Jon an attorney, and Rick, Jason and Barbara June, who all work in services and programs for children. Ginny was a consummate mother, who treasured her family - her children and daughters-in-law, Kathleen Grover of Bar Harbor, Maine, Laurie Holder of Amherst, N.H., Anne Holder of Danville, N.H., and son-in-law, James Fyles of Rye, N.H. Ginny was so very proud of her family and cherished her 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Virginia was an accomplished cellist. She was active in public health matters in Wells and Ogunquit, Maine. Ginny was an environmental activist and instrumental in the cleaning of Perkins Cove in Ogunquit. As the school and town public health nurse, she led the fight for fluoridation of public water in Wells to prevent childhood tooth decay. Upon moving to Exeter, N.H., Ginny became the school nurse for five outlying schools at one time. She also returned to college to obtain her degree in counseling, and then served as the Greenland, N.H., school nurse-counselor for many years.

Virginia became passionately active in the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, becoming the president of NHACLD, and later, a long-serving member of the National Board of Directors for the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities. After retiring from her Greenland school position, Ginny worked as a part-time assessment specialist for Portsmouth High School.

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  • Catherine Joan DeLaney, 90

    Catherine Joan DeLaney, 90, a resident of North Andover, died July 27, 2014. She was born on April 23, 1924, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to the late John and Eileene (Brooks) DeLaney. Cathy was raised and educated in Poughkeepsie and graduated from Poughkeepsie High School and the College of New Rochelle.

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  • Joseph Rubino, 85

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  • Julie Cunnigham, 34

    Methuen — Julie Lynne Cunningham, 34, of Methuen, passed away unexpectedly on July 24. Daughter of Constance M. Cunningham and Brian M. Grenda, Julie was born in Methuen and graduated from Methuen High School. She played basketball and field hockey. She graduated from U-Mass Amherst, where she was a member of the Sigma Kappa Sorority and served as President her senior year. Julie was a manager at Freedom Fertility Pharmacy for the past 11 years. In her free time, Julie participated in fundraising walks for charities. She enjoyed travel with friends and had many pet animals over the years.

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  • Rosaria "Serina" (Musumeci) Sergi, 87

    Meredith, NH — Rosaria “Serina” (Musumeci) Sergi, 87, of Meredith, N.H., formerly of Lawrence, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Lakes Regional Hospital in Laconia, N.H. Born in Catania, Sicily she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Maria (Cristaldi) Musumeci.

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  • Doris M. Boyd

    Haverhill — Doris M. (Cotton) Boyd, 94, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2014 at Wingate of Haverhill. Mrs. Boyd was the wife of the late William G. Boyd.

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  • Annie (Caimi) Nuzzo, 89

    Andover, MA. — Annie (Caimi) Nuzzo, 89, of Andover, passed away peacefully, after an extended illness, with her family by her side, on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Wingate of Haverhill. Annie was born in Boston on May 18, 1925, to the late Corrado and Josephine (Morello) Caimi.

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  • Joseph A. "Joe" Ross, 87

    Haverhill — Joseph A. Ross, 87, passed away July 25, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

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  • Robert W. Cody, 74

    Peabody MA — Robert W. Cody, 74, of Hampton, N.H., and formerly of Peabody, Mass., died peacefully at his residence on Sunday, July 27, 2014, with his family at his side, after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Patricia M. (Hayes) Cody and the late Carolyn J. (Newhall) Cody. He was born in East Boston on January 28, 1940, and was the son of the late Walter and Lorraine (Doyle) Cody. He was raised, educated and resided in Peabody. He later moved to Phoenix, Ariz., before moving back to Hampton 15 years ago. Bob had been a manager for Martin Liquor Distributors for many years. Later, he became a salesman for Sears Department Stores in Arizona for eight years prior to his retirement. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served in Korea before his discharge in 1964. Bob enjoyed going camping in New Hampshire and at Lake Sebago, Maine. But his favorite time was spent being with his family.

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  • Monday, July 28, 2014
  • Agnes M. (Grover) Littlefield, 65

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  • Beatrice Franco

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  • Daniel "Dan" Golden, 50

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  • Frank Conte, 95

    North Andover — Frank Conte, 95, of North Andover, passed away July 27, 2014, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Frank was born April 12, 1919, in Lawrence, and was the son of the late Michaelangelo and Sarah (Ripa) Conti.

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  • Orajean Winslow

    Haverhill — Orajean Winslow, 56, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2014, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House.

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  • Raymond S. Farnell Sr., 89

    Byfield — Raymond S. Farnell Sr. 89, of Byfield, Mass., passed away on July 17, 2014, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill. Ray was born in Georgetown to the late Wallace and Helena (McKay) Farnell. Ray was a heavy equipment operator and a carpenter, and worked for many years for the Town of Georgetown Highway Department, until his retirement. On June 5, 1944, Ray joined the U.S. Army and was a decorated WWII veteran with the rank of Staff Sargent. His Army occupation was as a Communication Specialist in the European African Middle Eastern Campaign. Ray was one of the founders and Past Post Commander of the Georgetown VFW Post 7608, and was a member of the Haverhill Amvets Post. During his spare time, Ray enjoyed spending time with his family, lending a helping hand doing excavating, repairs and additions to his children's and friends' homes, when needed. He loved motorcycling, auto racing, traveling with his motor home, and boating. However, his greatest passion was being in the company of his family.

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  • Thomas R. Valentine, 39

    Haverhill, MA — Thomas R. Valentine passed away suddenly on July 24, 2014. He was 39 years old.

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  • Christopher M. Drelich, 39

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  • Cynthia L. Shannon

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  • Eleanor B. Twiss, 92

    Middleton — Eleanor B. Twiss, 92, of Middleton, died Friday morning, July 25, 2014. She was the wife of the late Frank R. Twiss.

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  • Elsie V. (Seavey) Spero, 89

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  • John S. "Jack" Mooney, 67

    Hampstead, NH — John “Jack” S. Mooney, 67, of Hampstead, and former longtime resident of Atkinson, N.H., died of natural causes at his home on July 19, 2014.

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  • Joseph W. Madden, 78

    Methuen — Joseph W. Madden, 78, of Methuen, died on Thursday July 24, 2014, at MI Nursing Center, Lawrence. Mr. Madden was born in Lawrence and was a lifelong resident of Methuen. He was a 1953 graduate of Edward F. Searles High School, and a graduate of Bentley College School of Accounting. Joe worked with Richard E. Page Co., and more recently, was employed by Wolverine Corporation of Merrimac, Mass. He served with the U.S. Army during The Korean War. He was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Methuen, and was a member of John Hancock Lodge, AF&AM, Methuen, as well as being a member of The Scottish Rite Bodies of Lawrence, Lowell and Boston. He was a member of Bektash Temple, AANOMS, a 40-year member of Bektash Clown Unit, the Northeast Shrine Clown Association, and The International Shrine Clown Association, The Salem Shrine Club, and The Simadi Shrine Club.

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  • Kevin A. Traficante, 45

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  • Maria (Karalis) Bilmazes

    Haverhill — Maria (Karalis) Bilmazes, 79, of Haverhill, passed away at her home on Friday July 25, 2014, due to Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • Marion (Medwid) Madry, 86

    Exeter, NH — Marion (Medwid) Madry, 86, of Exeter, N.H., formerly of Lawrence, Mass., passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Oceanside Skilled Nursing in Hampton, N.H.

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  • Nancy E. (Logan) Prendergast, 48

    Windham, NH — Nancy E. (Logan) Prendergast, 48, of Windham, N.H., died Thursday, at her home, after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

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  • Richard K. Bazarian, 72

    Haverhill — Richard K. Bazarian, 72, of Haverhill, passed away Wednesday, July 23, at Merrimack Valley Hospital, with his loving family by his side.

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  • Ruth Doris (Diamont) Faro, 89

    Salem, NH — Ruth Doris (Diamont) Faro, 89, died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at a family residence on Beacon Hill in Boston.

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  • Frank N. "Skip" Kelley, Jr.

    Newbury, MA — Frank Norman “Skip” Kelley, Jr., age 71, of Newbury, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday evening surrounded by his loving family and dear friends. He was the husband of Candace C. (Child) Kelley.

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  • Marion (Medwid) Madry, 86

    Exeter, NH — Marion (Medwid) Madry, 86, of Exeter, N.H., formerly of Lawrence, Mass., passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Oceanside Skilled Nursing in Hampton, N.H.

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