Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Obituaries

Obituaries
  • Thursday, March 20, 2014
  • 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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  • Thursday, March 13, 2014
  • 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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  • Thursday, March 6, 2014
  • 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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  • 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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  • Paul T. Gilmartin, Sr., 71

    Andover — Paul T. Gilmartin Sr., 71, a longtime resident of Andover, MA and Naples, FL, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Mr. Gilmartin was born in Malden, MA, on January 7, 1943, son of the late Thomas Gilmartin and Mary Elwood Gilmartin. Paul grew up in Stoneham, MA, attended St. Patrick’s Grammar School and graduated from Malden Catholic High School in 1961 where he played both football and hockey. He was a member of the 1960 State Championship Hockey Team and captained the team in 1961. Paul continued his education at Merrimack College where he was a member of the varsity hockey team and graduated with the class of 1964. In 1986 Paul was the recipient of the prestigious J. Thomas Lawler Award.

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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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  • Suzanne M. Hosmer, 75

    Andover, MA — Suzanne Hosmer, born in Nyack, New York, passed away peacefully and comfortably surrounded by her family at the Merrimack Valley Hospice Home in Haverhill on the evening of February 19. Suzanne suffered a stroke on February 12, was transported first to Lawrence General Hospital and shortly after her arrival there was medivac’d to Massachusetts General Hospital where she spent 6 days in the intensive care unit. She developed complications, including pneumonia as a result of her brain bleed and swelling. She was transported to the Merrimack Valley Hospice Home in Haverhill for comfort and peace on the morning of February 19. She was 75 years old. A longtime resident of Andover, Suzanne was a school teacher until the age of 37 then focused life on being a wife, mother and grandmother. She was a beloved wife to Edward Hosmer, endearing mother to 3 children, Melissa, Matthew (daughter-in-law, Kristina) and Stephen (daughter-in-law, Cara) and loving Grandmother to 7 grandchildren, Olivia, Ingrid, Kayla, Cole, Cameron, Cooper and Victoria. She was a devout Catholic and member of St. Augustine Parish, an active liturgical minister, Catechumen and bible study leader. She enjoyed life filled with her faith, Tai Chi, movies, reading and spending time with her family and friends. The immediate family attended a private ceremony on February 21, at 3 p.m. Suzanne will be deeply missed and remembered by all whom knew her.

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  • Thursday, February 27, 2014
  • Mary Ann Comparato, 47

    Andover — MaryAnn (McCusker) Comparato, 47, of Andover, MA, unexpectedly passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014. MaryAnn was born to Jeanne (Paul) McCusker and the late Peter McCusker in Waltham, MA, on December 5, 1966.

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  • Mr. David Alton Manning, 42

    Manhattan, NY, formerly of Andover — Mr. David Alton Manning, a resident of Manhattan, N.Y., formerly of Andover, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at the Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York, on Sunday, February 23, 2014. He was 42 years old.

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  • Mrs. Dorothy H. (Maloney) Graham, 85 Years

    Amesbury, Formerly of Andover — Mrs. Dorothy H. (Maloney) Graham, a resident of Amesbury for the past year, formerly of Andover and beloved wife of the late Frederick J. Graham, died at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill on Monday evening, February 17, 2014. She was 85 years old.

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  • Mrs. Effie B. (Pappas) Brickman, 52 Years

    Andover — Mrs. Effie B. (Pappas) Brickman, a resident of Andover for the past 14 years, formerly of Boston, and the beloved wife of Stephen A. Brickman, died at the Lawrence General Hospital on Friday evening, February 21, 2014. She was 52 years old. Born in Boston on March 4, 1961, she was the beloved daughter of Alexandra (Tselios) and the late William Pappas. Mrs. Brickman was a graduate of Suffolk University in Boston, where she earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Effie was a wonderful wife and mother. She selflessly put her family's and friends' needs before her own. Effie was not only a sympathetic ear to others, she would quietly and quite naturally do for those in need of assistance and comfort without having to be asked. She will be very dearly missed.

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  • Mrs. Eleanor J. (Marshall) Berthel, 90 Years

    Andover — Mrs. Eleanor J. (Marshall) Berthel, a longtime resident of Andover, and beloved wife of the late Russell Berthel, died at the Wingate at Andover Nursing Center in Andover on Monday evening, February 24, 2014. She was 90 years old.

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  • Victor Paul Brightman, 86

    North Andover, MA — Victor Paul Brightman, 86, of North Andover, died on February 21, at Lawrence General Hospital. Victor was born in North Andover to the late Victor George and Alma (Lockhart) Brightman. He graduated from Johnson High School, Class of 1946, and was a member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in North Andover. As a lifelong North Andover resident, Victor will be fondly remembered for his love of a glass of iced coffee and a long conversation with his many friends. He was a machinist for Davis and Furber and Borden Chemical. Later, he was employed for many years by the North Andover School System as a custodian for both the middle school and high school. Victor was an avid New England sports fan, who especially loved to watch the Red Sox.

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  • Thursday, February 20, 2014
  • Brian M. Chapman, 80

    Andover — Brian M. Chapman, 80, of Andover, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2014, at The Meadows in North Andover, after a period of declining health.

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  • Mary Lou Sullivan, 56

    Andover — A compassionate heart of gold stopped beating. Mary Lou Sullivan, 56, of Andover, MA, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Mary Lou was born to Patricia (Gemmell) Sullivan and the late John Terrance Sullivan in Methuen, MA, on July 26, 1957.

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  • Thursday, February 13, 2014
  • Dr. Dibyendu B. Basu, 86

    Andover — Dibyendu B. Basu, M.D., 86, of Andover, MA and Kennebunk, Maine, passed away peacefully at Massachusetts General Hospital, surrounded by his family after a brief illness.

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  • Francis A. Perry, 83

    Andover — Francis A. Perry, 83, U.S. Army Veteran, of Andover, died February 10, 2014. He was the husband of the late Eva M. (Post) Perry.

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  • Mrs. Patricia L. (Oien) Pettini, 50

    Andover — Mrs. Patricia L. (Oien) Pettini, a resident of Andover, Massachusetts and beloved wife of Donald J. Pettini, died at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on Saturday morning, February 8, 2014. She was 50 years old.

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