Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Obituaries

November 21, 2013

Irving Malis, 88

Stuart, FL — Irving Malis, 88, of Stuart, Fla., died on November 17, at Treasure Coast Hospice. Born December 8, 1924, and raised in Lawrence, Mass., he was the son of Kolman and Susan (Katz) Malis. He attended Lawrence Public Schools, graduating with distinction from Lawrence High School in 1941. Upon graduation, he attended Boston University, where he studied business, and was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity and ROTC.

As the war effort intensified, he left school in the spring of 1943 to enlist in the Army. It was while undergoing specialized training at Army Engineering School at Fordham University that he met his future wife, Nora (Weinrich) of New York City, on a blind date. He was subsequently shipped overseas, serving as a Corporal in the 415th Regiment, where his unit saw some of the heaviest fighting in Europe. He was severely wounded during the Battle of Hurtgen Forest in Belgium, one of the longest and deadliest battles of the war. A shell exploded, sending him and another soldier into a foxhole for cover. The fellow soldier was killed, and Irving was seriously injured, earning him the Purple Heart. He recovered, but carried remaining shrapnel in his shoulder and back for the rest of his life.

Following his return from active duty, he and Nora married and moved back to Lawrence, where he took over the management of the family retail business, Duke’s Men’s Shop. Begun by his father in the 1930s, Duke’s, “The Store for Dad and Lad,” was a fixture on Lawrence’s Essex Street for over 50 years. Multiple generations of Merrimack Valley residents shopped there, and for many boys of the era, it was the ritual destination for a purchase of a first suit, or back-to-school clothing. In 1967, Irving moved to Andover, Mass., where he maintained a home for 40 years, traveling back and forth to Florida during winter, before moving there permanently in 2007.

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    Brunswick, ME — Lillian Zachrisson Pease, 84, died peacefully on April 12, 2014, in Brunswick, Maine. Lillian was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 7, 1930, daughter of Carroll and Lillian Zachrisson. She graduated from Boston Girls’ Latin School in 1947 and from Wellesley College, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1951. Beginning post-graduate work at Union Theological Seminary that fall and doing field work at the East Harlem Protestant Parish, she met Frederic A. Pease, Jr., whom she married on June 20, 1953.

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  • Marina Kachulis, 89

    Amherst, MA — Marina Kachulis - beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away Monday, April 7, at her home in Amherst, Mass. Born in New York City and orphaned at six with her two younger siblings at the height of The Depression, she was raised by various relatives until the age of 17, when she brought the family together and helped her father raise the two younger children. After graduating as the Valedictorian from Girls High School in Brooklyn, she went to work to help support the family. Marina married the love of her life, Bill Kachulis, in 1949. They recently celebrated their 65th anniversary. She is survived by her husband, Bill; sons, Jimmy and Nick; and grandchildren, Chris, Demetri, Maria Terese and Anye; and daughters-in-law, Anne Moriarty and Martha Zorn.

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  • Mr. Ellsworth G. Spencer, 93

    Andover — Ellsworth G. Spencer, 93, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. A longtime resident of Andover, MA, Ellsworth was born in Skowhegan, ME, to Archie and Aurelia Spencer and raised in Anson, ME. He was the devoted husband of the late Elizabeth (Zuber) Spencer. Loving father of Bruce Spencer and his wife, Cathy, of Dover, NH, William Spencer and his wife, Donna, of Billerica, MA, Jean (Spencer) Prior and her husband, Walter, of Lawrence, MA, Karen (Spencer) Whitcomb of North Andover, MA, and Douglas Spencer and his wife, Susan, of Merrimack, NH. Beloved grandfather of Todd Spencer and his wife, Amy, of Portsmouth, NH, Amy Spencer Delemus of Dover, NH, Lauren (Spencer) Corbett and her husband, Patrick, of Billerica, MA, Evan Spencer and his wife, Courtney, of Billerica, MA, Jeffrey Prior of Boston, MA, Steven Prior of New York City, and Rachel Spencer and Emily Spencer of Merrimack, NH. Proud great-grandfather of Stella and Jack Spencer and Reid and Will Corbett. He is also survived by his shining light and loving companion, Lillian Gunning of North Reading, MA. World War II Navy veteran and retired employee of New England Milk Producers Association and Shawsheen Chemical Company.

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  • Mrs. Nancy (Sweet) Keeffe, 84 Years

    Andover — Mrs. Nancy (Sweet) Keeffe, a 54-year resident of Andover, and beloved wife of the late George R. Keeffe, died at the Academy Manor Nursing Center in Andover, on Friday morning, April 18, 2014, with her family by her side. She was 84 years old.

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  • Eolanda Madensky, 94

    Andover — Eolanda (Reppucci) Madensky, of Andover, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2014, at age 94, surrounded by her loved ones.

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  • John Fusco, 90

    Lawrence — John Fusco, 90, a native of Lawrence, Mass., longtime employee at Honeywell Information Systems, and a decorated WWII radar system operator with the U.S. Navy, died on Monday, April 7, 2014.

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  • Margaret R. "Peg" (Redding) Burns, 94 Years

    Andover — Mrs. Margaret R. “Peg” (Redding) Burns of Andover and formerly of Wethersfield, Connecticut, died at the Wingate at Andover Nursing Center on Wednesday morning, April 9, 2014. She was 94 years old. Margaret was the beloved wife of the late Edwin J. Burns. She married Ed on June 1, 1947, at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.

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  • Cathy C. Habeeb-Sheehan

    Boxford, MA — Cathy Christine Habeeb-Sheehan, 44, of Boxford, formerly of Merrimac, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Cambridge with her husband, Timothy P. Sheehan, and family by her side. She suffered bravely a long battle with Acute Myloid Leukemia and was a patient at Dana Farber, Boston, MA.

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  • Mrs. Gloria L. (Fisher) Gilleran, 86 Years

    Andover — Gloria L. Gilleran, 86, a resident of Andover, Massachusetts, for 45 years was called up to heaven on Thursday morning, April 3, 2014, after a long courageous battle with Lymphoma.

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  • Ted (Edward) Wallis, 79

    Orange, California — Edward M. Wallis, age 79, of Orange, California, formerly of Andover, MA

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  • David Scott Klarman, 66

    ANDOVER, MA — David Klarman, 66, of Andover, MA, passed away on March 31, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill from early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

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  • Luigia 'Louise' Fusco, 98

    Lawrence, MA — Luigia "Louise" Fusco, 98, a lifelong native of Lawrence, Mass., who retired after 20 years of service at Lawrence General Hospital, died on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

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  • Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Daniel H. Gilbride

    North Andover, MA — Daniel H. Gilbride, 39, of North Andover Mass., passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014.

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  • Janet E. Bean, 76

    Kissimmee, FL — Mrs. Janet Elizabeth Bean, 76, of Kissimmee, FL (originally from Andover, MA), passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Health Care. She was the wife of Robert S. Bean, Jr. Janet was born in Lawrence, Mass., on June 19, 1937, to the late Calvin and Doris (Sutcliffe) Metcalf. Janet enjoyed Bowling and was a member of the International Women's Bowling League. Along with her Husband of 57 years, Robert, Janet is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Pond and three sons, Robert (Debbie) Bean, III, Bruce Bean and William (Tina) Bean. Janet is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 brothers, Calvin and Robert Metcalf; and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Thursday, March 20, 2014
  • Shirley M. Eldred, 81

    Andover — Shirley M. (Pilgrim) Eldred 81, of Andover, died on Friday morning, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill.

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  • Susan Field, 71

    Tewksbury, MA — Susan (Wholey) Field, 71, of Tewksbury, passed away on March 14, surrounded by her husband and children. She was born in Methuen, Mass., on April 26, 1942, and was the daughter of William R. and Agnes (McNulty) Wholey.

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  • Deborah J. (Zeoli) Jackson, 56

    Andover — Deborah J. (Zeoli) Jackson of Andover, formerly of East Boston and Burlington, March 5, 2014. Beloved wife of William Jackson. Loving mother of Christine Polcari, MD and her husband, Charles "CJ" Polcari, MD, of Norwell. Devoted daughter of Amelia (DelTergo) of East Boston and the late Joseph Zeoli. Nonnie to Ella and Jackson. Sister of David Zeoli and his wife, Rizu, of Providence, RI. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

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  • Raymond J. Lavin Sr., 100

    Seabrook Beach, NH — Raymond Joseph Lavin Sr., 100 years old, of Seabrook Beach, formerly of Andover, Mass., died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.

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  • Dr. Anthony Harold James, 72

    Ipswich — Dr. Anthony Harold James, 72, of Cumming, Ga., formerly of Andover, Mass., passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at his home in Ipswich, Mass., on Thursday, February 27, 2014.

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  • Eugene 'Gene' Chester Winter, Jr.

    Lowell, MA — The gift of a great teacher is the ability to lead others to discovery and to share in the joy of that learning. Eugene “Gene” Chester Winter, Jr., was such a teacher. Soft-spoken yet deeply passionate about his work as an educator and as an archaeologist, Mr. Winter touched the lives of countless students, colleagues, and friends. Ever a scholar and gentleman, Mr. Winter, of the Belvedere section of Lowell, died February 24, 2014, after a lengthy illness at age 86.

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