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Obituaries

Obituaries
  • Tuesday, March 4, 2014
  • Antoinette Bouraphael, 63

    Lawrence — Antoinette (Loutfi) Bouraphael, 63, of Lawrence, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, when God called her home on Saturday. Antoinette was born in Lebanon, and was the daughter of the late Bahjat and Georgette (Mohawaad) Loutfi.

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  • Helen Eccles, 86

    North Andover — Helen “Skip” Eccles, 86, died on February 26, at her home at Edgewood Retirement Community, North Andover, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January. Declining medical intervention, Skip relished her last days in the warm surroundings of her Edgewood community in the caring hands of staff, friends and family.

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  • James and Thelma McDermott

    Methuen — James Patrick McDermott, 81, and Thelma Mary McDermott, 79, died together with their dog, Poplar, early Wednesday morning in their Methuen home during a catastrophic fire. The couple’s eight cherished cats are still unaccounted for.

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  • Joseph W. Mulvey, 89

    North Andover, MA — Joseph W. Mulvey, 89, a resident of North Andover, Mass., passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Mary Immaculate Nursing and Restorative Center in Lawrence.

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  • Louise H. Jones, 89

    Haverhill — Louise H. (Gulubicky) Jones, 89, of Haverhill, died on Wednesday, February 26, at her home.

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  • Pauline Bouckuyt, 91

    Haverhill and Methuen — Pauline (Peterof), 91, of Haverhill, formerly of Methuen, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Merrimack Valley Hospital. She was born in Pleasant Valley, where she resided for 89 years. She was the daughter of the late John and Antonia (Novalana) Peterof, and the widow of Andrew J. Bouckuyt, and the mother of the late Andy C. Bouckuyt. She was educated in Methuen, and worked for Raytheon in Andover for 25 years.

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  • Richard L. Demarais, 80

    HAVERHILL — Richard L. Demarais, 80, died on Friday, February 28, 2014. Richard was a retired Police Officer for the City of Haverhill, and had been retired for many years.

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  • Scott Patrick Sullivan, 46

    Derry, NH — Scott Patrick Sullivan, 46, of Derry, N.H., passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House of Haverhill, Mass., after a lengthy illness. He was born in Waltham, Mass., on April 14, 1967, and was a son of Richard Sullivan and the late Patricia (Van Wagoner) Donahue. He was raised and educated in Andover, Mass., and had been a resident of Derry for over 17 years.

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  • Monday, March 3, 2014
  • Bernice D. McKee, 94

    Windham, NH — Bernice D. McKee, 94, of Windham, N.H., died on Wednesday February 26, 2014, at Parkland Medical Center, Derry, N.H. Mrs. McKee was born and raised in Andover, and had lived in Windham, N.H., with her son and daughter-in-law for the past 15 years. The widow of James A. McKee, her family members include her son, Glenn J. and his wife, Linda McKee of Windham; and her grandchildren, Erin Fares and Glenn J. McKee Jr., both of Windham. She also leaves five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; and her best friend, Patricia Bishop of Andover.

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  • James Finn, 71

    Lawrence — James Finn, 71, a resident of Lawrence, Mass., died on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody, Mass.

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  • Nicholas Dekeon, 87

    formerly of Haverhill — Nicholas Dekeon, 87, of Ann Arbor, Mich., passed away on Thursday, February 27, at his residence.

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  • Romayne M. (Cunningham) Keller, 93 Years

    Andover, Formerly of Medford — Mrs. Romayne Margaret (Cunningham) Keller, 93, a resident of Andover and formerly of Medford, died at the Parkland Medical Center in Derry, N.H., on Sunday, March 2, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Lewis C. Keller.

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  • Sunday, March 2, 2014
  • Dorothy T. (Gulubicki) Tridenti, 74

    Lawrence — Dorothy T. (Gulubicki) Tridenti, 74, of Lawrence, passed away on Friday, February 28, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anastasia (Wieczerzak) Gulubicki.

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  • Jean R. (Vaiksnoris) Cash, 58

    Plaistow, NH — Jean R. (Vaiksnoris) Cash, 58, a resident of Plaistow for 25 years, died on February 27, 2014, at the Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, Mass.

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  • John Colby, 76

    Brentwood, NH — John Ellsworth Colby, 76, formerly of Sandown, N.H., and Brownville, Maine, died on February 22, 2014, at the Rockingham County Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness. Born in Keene, N.H., Mr. Colby was the first son of the late Russell and Edythe Colby of Bradford, Mass. His brother, Dr. David R. Colby of Beaufort, N.C., predeceased him as well. Mr. Colby graduated in 1955 from Haverhill High School and attended Northeastern University and Wentworth Institute of Technology. He was a well known home designer and builder, and furniture craftsman, particularly known for his ability to create beautiful curved staircases. He was the founding production manager of both Westville Homes Corporation of Plaistow, N.H., and Xyloid Corporation of Greenville, Pa.,, pioneers in the modular home industry. He was also proprietor of the Westville Getty service station in Plaistow in the 1970s, and co-owner and occasional driver of the “1/5 Schenley Special” stock cars that raced, from 1968 to 1989, at Star in Epping, N.H., Lee, N.H., Hudson, N.H., and Westboro Mass., speedways.

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  • Joseph C. Glover, 53

    Lynn — Joseph Charles Glover, 53, of Lynn, passed away at North Shore Medical Center in Lynn, Mass., on February 25, 2014, surrounded by family and friends.

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  • Thomas F. Chaisson, 23

    Methuen, MA — Thomas F. Chaisson, 23, of Methuen, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, February 22. He was the son of William and Barbara (Gaudette) Chaisson. Tom was raised and educated in Methuen, and enjoyed skateboarding, camping, cooking, playing poker, hanging out with a great group of childhood friends, and camp fires in the backyard with friends. He especially loved the Merrimack River, including activities such as boating, jet skiing, fishing, and contributing to the Clean River Project. But most of all, loving his niece, Ellarie.

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  • Vito J. Selvaggio, 86

    Lowell — Mr. Vito J. Selvaggio, 86, unexpectedly passed away in his Boca Raton, Fla., home, on Tuesday, February 25, with his family by his side.

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  • Walter L. Merritt Sr., 88

    Haverhill — Walter L. Merritt, Sr., 88, of Haverhill, died on Friday morning, February 28, at Penacook Place Nursing Home, Haverhill.

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  • Saturday, March 1, 2014
  • Ann Marie Feoli, 85

    Methuen — Ann Marie (Fritschy) Feoli, 85, of Methuen, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at her home with her loving family by her side.

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  • Arthur Blais, 68

    The Villages, FL — Arthur "Art" Joseph Blais, 68, of The Villages, Florida passed away February 25, 2014 at his home. He was born on March 2, 1945 in Lawrence, Massachusetts to Edmond and

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  • Robert J. Berube, 86

    Methuen, MA — Robert “Bob” J. Berube, 86, passed quietly in his sleep at home on Thursday. Bob was born in Lawrence, the son of Emile J. Berube and his wife, Elise (Masse) Berube. He was a WWII Navy Veteran who served aboard the USS Fargo. Bob was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. An automotive mechanic, he founded South Lawrence Carburetor & Ignition Service in 1965 and retired in 1991. Bob was a parishioner of St. Monica Parish in Methuen. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus-Lawrence Council 67 and the American Legion in Methuen. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, all things mechanical and electronics. Mostly, though he loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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  • Friday, February 28, 2014
  • Alice E. (Doust) Fowle

    Merrimac, MA — Alice E. (Doust) Fowle, 100, oldest living member of Merrimac, died Saturday, February 22, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Kenneth G. Fowle, with whom she had celebrated sixty-five years of marriage.

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  • Jeffrey W. Graham, II, 38

    San Diego, CA — Jeffrey W. Graham, II, 38, of San Diego, CA, and formerly of Merrimack, NH and Manchester, NH, died on February 22, 2014.

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  • M. Elaine Madigan, 90

    Sunnyvale, CA — M. Elaine (Ryan) Madigan died peacefully on February 7, at the Cedar Crest Nursing Home in Sunnyvale, CA. Born and raised in Haverhill, she was the daughter of Emma (Trahan) and Edward G.J. Ryan. She worked at Lucent Technologies for 25 years.

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  • Margaret T. "Peggy" (O'Donnell) Rufo, 66

    Salem, NH — Margaret T. “Peggy” (O’Donnell) Rufo, 66, of Salem, NH, died Wednesday at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill, MA.

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  • Mary Fleming-McClure, 55

    Haverhill, MA — Mary E. Fleming-McClure, 55, passed away early Tuesday morning surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Queens, NY, to B. Richard and Catherine Fleming. She had been a resident of Haverhill, MA for the past 25 years. Mary worked for the Haverhill Public School systems and also the YMCA where she started new programs. She also was a beloved Troop Leader and HHS Chorus Parents Ass. VP. She is survived by her four children, Christopher, Joshua, Mavreen, and Shivohn. Mary was proceeded by her parents and beloved brother, Richard Fleming.

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  • Robert Dallon, 91

    Bristol, CT — Robert E. Dallon, 91, of Bristol, beloved husband of Doris (Duncan) Dallon, died on Sunday (February 23, 2014) at John Dempsey Hospital. Robert was born in Salmon River, New Brunswick, Canada on November 29, 1922, and was one of five children of the late Clifford and Vera (Bradshaw) Dallon. Bob served in the United States Army during World War II, serving as a Sergeant in Europe. He moved to Bristol in 1955 coming from Lawrence, MA and was employed at the Arthur G. Russell Co. before retiring in 1987 as a senior vice-president. He was a member of Bristol Baptist Church. Robert (Bob) believed helping others was part of a good life, and he used his skills of carpentry to do just that. Bob was involved in many community organizations always lending a helping hand. He was Chairman of Summer Camp (Camp Wangum) for the Bristol Boys Club for many years and was instrumental in designing and building the renovation and expansion of the camp. Bob received several commendations, including the Oliver Gaudreau Lifetime Service Award, from the Bristol Boys and Girls Club of which he was very proud. He was a 38 year member of the Older Members of the Bristol Boys and Girls Club being named an Honorary Member. Bob was a lifetime member of the Bristol Clock Museum, and a member of the American Legion Seicheprey Post 2 Bristol. He served as an Incorporator of the Bristol Hospital for many years, was on the Board of Directors of United Bank, and served on the Board of Trustees of the Bristol Baptist Church. He enjoyed golfing and was involved with the design and expansion of Chippanee Golf Club’s current clubhouse. Bob also contributed carpentry time to the Boy Scouts summer camp, Camp Cochipianee. His love for children was easy to see in the things he did and the smile that was always there when they were around. His family was his treasure, and his “bride” of 68 years was, he would say, “the luckiest break he ever had.” To the Staff at Arden Courts in Farmington – Thank You for the love and support you give to your residents and their families, it is greatly appreciated. In addition to his wife of 68 years on February 3, Robert is survived by two sons, Dale Dallon and his wife, Dolores, of Arizona, and Steven Dallon and Nadine Brousseau of Terryville; two daughters, Diane Skelly and her husband, Robert, of Farmington, and Linda Dallon Gordon of Bristol; a brother, Arthur Dallon of Lawrence, MA; a sister, Lila Chateauneuf of Florida; seven grandchildren, Cara Lavigne, and husband, Mark, Shane Gordon, Jennifer Skelly, Stephanie Gordon, Brian Skelly and wife, Melissa, Rob Dallon and wife, Tina, and Sharon Dallon; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Sundell; a brother, Martin Dallon; a daughter-in-law, Judith Dallon, and a son-in-law, Steve L. Gordon III.

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  • Robert McGauley, 91

    Jacksonville, Florida — Robert E. McGauley died January 11, 2014, in Jacksonville, Florida. Born to Joseph and Frieda McGauley in Haverhill, Massachusetts on September 27, 1922, he graduated from Haverhill High School in 1939. After joining the Army in 1943, Bob served with the 75th Infantry Division, was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge and honorably discharged in 1946 with a Purple Heart. After marrying his sweetheart, Kathryn Ryan, Bob attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating in 1952 with a degree in Civil Engineering. In 1954 they moved to Jacksonville, Florida where Bob joined State Farm Insurance Companies in 1958 as an agent. After three years he was appointed Agency Manager and continued in that position for 20 years until retiring in 1980. During those years he was a charter member and past president of the Arlington Toastmasters Club and president of GAMA (General Agents and Managers Association). After retiring he loved to play golf, but especially loved to sing, as he had all his life. In WWII he was the vocalist with the Army Hospital dance band in Europe and performed in many musical productions during his military service and in college, especially favoring Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas. Bob was a church soloist all his adult life and wrote church music. He was the former choir director, a 44-year choir member and past treasurer of Arlington Congregational Church. He also had a great love of barbershop singing and sang for many years with the River City Barbershop Chorus. He leaves his son, Richard (Nancy); daughters, Barbara Jean Wick (Alan), Laurie Nowlin (Carrol); six grandchildren; one great-grandchild and his sister, Florence. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Kathryn, and two brothers, Henry and Herman.

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  • Thursday, February 27, 2014
  • Henry K. Lacostic, 42

    Lowell, MA — Henry K. Lacostic, 42, of Lowell, formerly of Haverhill, died Monday, February 24, 2014, in Lowell General Hospital.

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