Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Obituaries

Obituaries
  • Thursday, December 5, 2013
  • Christopher Tomkinson, 41

    Boston/Andover, MA — Christopher Tomkinson, 41, of Boston/Andover, MA, passed away unexpectedly on November 26, 2013.

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  • Suzanne J. Sherman, 86

    Andover — Suzanne J. (Reddish) Sherman, 86, of Andover, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. Suzanne was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 7, 1927, to the late Harold and Frances (Roulston) Reddish. She earned a degree from Merrimack College at the age of 54, was a past president of the Andona Society of Andover, and an active member of the Andover Garden Club and the Andover Senior Center. Suzanne was an avid swimmer and a longtime member of the Andover YMCA.

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  • Thursday, November 28, 2013
  • Augustine "Bill" Daly, 87

    Pompano Beach, Florida — Augustine “Bill” Daly, 87, of Pompano Beach, passed away

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  • Edith L. Sanborn, 93

    Andover, MA. — Edith L. Sanborn, 93, of Andover, Mass., passed away on Monday, November 18, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Robert E. Sanborn. They would have celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary in December.

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  • Elinor C. Wright, 89

    Andover, MA — Elinor C. Wright, 89, a longtime resident of Andover, passed away peacefully at home on November 17, 2013. She was born in Belmont, MA and she attended The College of William & Mary. In 1944 she married the late Robert L. Wright, who passed away in 2010, and together they raised their family first in New Jersey and then in Andover. Elinor taught school in North Reading and Bob worked as an engineer for Western Electric in North Andover. Their four children graduated from Andover High School.

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  • Jean Monroe Farrell, 68

    Andover — Jean Monroe Farrell, 68, of Andover, passed away on November 17, 2013, in Lebanon, NH, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Jean was born on April 2, 1945, in Bridgeport, CT, to George and Jennie Monroe, and grew up in Fairfield, CT, where she graduated from Roger Ludlowe High School in 1963. She was a 1968 graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, majoring in Spanish, which she subsequently taught for some 35 years, the first 27 at Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston, NH, and then for three years at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. In 2006 at age 61 she earned a Masters Degree in Education from Harvard University, after which she returned to teaching from 2009 until 2013 at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Jean was also a teacher’s teacher. For a number of years she presented world language teacher training workshops for the University of New Hampshire Continuing Education Professional Development program, and for many public school districts and professional organizations.

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  • Thursday, November 21, 2013
  • Antoinette M. Doran, 87

    Andover, MA — Antoinette M. (Scarengella) Doran, 87, of Andover, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at the Lawrence General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

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  • Barbara L. Weeks, 86 Years

    Andover — Barbara L. Weeks, 86, a resident of Andover, and beloved wife of the late Richard H. Weeks, died on Friday, November 15, 2013, following a long illness.

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  • 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.

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  • Thursday, November 14, 2013
  • Ruth G. Muller, 88

    Andover — Ruth G. Muller, 88, died peacefully at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, on November 8, of complications of a stroke she had suffered in May of this year.

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  • Thursday, November 7, 2013
  • David S. Palmquist, 75

    Sequim, WA — David S Palmquist, 75, beloved husband of Carole Palmquist, of Sequim WA passed away peacefully on Oct. 21st surrounded by his family's love after a short illness. He was born on June 3,1938 in Rockport MA in the home of his parents, the late Edward and Ada Palmquist. Although he lived in other places, Rockport MA always held a special place in his heart. After graduating from Rockport High, he spent six years in the Air Force. He worked at Brown’s Yacht Yard in Gloucester MA for many years, where he earned the reputation as the “best outboard boat mechanic around.” He later worked at Ventron in Danvers. After marrying the love of his life, Carole, in 1970, they moved to Andover MA where they raised their blended family. After a work transfer led him to WA State, they began the next chapter in their lives. He loved crabbing and salt water fishing in his boat, doing woodworking projects and enjoying retirement. Dave will always be remembered for his desire to help others, his gentleman ways and his unselfish love for his family. In addition to his wife of 42 years, Carole, he leaves 8 children: Laura Laundry, David S Palmquist, Jr., Sherri Dunn, Denise McSheffrey, Wendy Spencer, Jeff Palmquist, Robby Spencer and Julie Lawrence, plus 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He also leaves 2 brothers; Roy and Norman Palmquist, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 3 sisters: Mary Fairweather, Edith Culbert and Ethel Palmquist; and one brother, Charles Palmquist.

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  • Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, 80

    Andover — In the late evening on Oct. 25th, 2013, Ásgeir Ásgeirsson passed away at Academy Manor after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 80 years old.

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  • Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • Colleen E. Ritzer, 24 Years

    Andover — Colleen E. Ritzer, a lifelong resident of Andover and beloved daughter of Thomas and Peggie (Martellucci) Ritzer, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2013. She was 24 years old.

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  • James W. Christopher, 86

    Marblehead, MA — James Walter Christopher, 86 years, of Marblehead, MA, died October 12, 2013, at the Grosvenor Park Nursing Home in Salem, MA following a period of declining health.

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  • Joseph P. Martin, 49

    Lawrence, MA — Known to all as "JP." Lived his entire life in Lawrence where he was educated and spent most of his adult life as a painter. JP lived his life doing it just the way he wanted and will be remembered not only as a good friend, but as a brother to most. JP is survived by his best friend and partner, Pamela Merry of Lawrence, Mass.; brothers, William (Billy) Davis of Merrimack, NH, Steve and Jennifer (Hesse) Martin of Haverhill, Donald Martin of Methuen; sisters, Betty (Martin) and Fred Cotter of Newburyport, Mass., Lorri (Davis) and Mark Pelletier of Pembroke, N.H.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

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  • Thursday, October 17, 2013
  • Mary Ann Kalogianis

    Andover — Mary Ann (Goulakos) Kalogianis, 76, of Andover, died Wednesday morning, October 9th at her home surrounded by her loving family following a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

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  • Thursday, October 10, 2013
  • Eunice (Reinecke) Mason

    North Andover — Eunice (Reinecke) Mason, 93, of North Andover, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 8, 2013, in North Andover from complications related to pneumonia.

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  • Mary A. 'May' (Kearns) Keating, 71 Years

    Andover — Mrs. Mary A. “May” (Kearns) Keating, beloved wife of James F. “Buddy” Keating, died suddenly in Falmouth on Friday, October 4, 2013. A resident of Andover since 1979, and former resident of Charlestown, she died at the age of 71.

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  • Mrs. Louise C. (Wakefield) Reardon, 99 Years

    North Andover — Mrs. Louise C. (Wakefield) Reardon, a resident of North Andover, formerly of Andover and beloved wife of the late James C. Reardon, died at the Meadows at Edgewood Retirement Community in North Andover on Thursday, October 3, 2013. She was 99 years old.

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  • Thursday, October 3, 2013
  • David Lawrence Vaughan, 40

    Andover — David Lawrence Vaughan, 40, of Andover, passed away early Friday morning, September 27, 2013, following a car accident. A devoted husband, David leaves behind his best friend, wife and true soul mate, Kristen McDevitt Vaughan. He was a hands-on and loving father of their three children, Colin, 8, Kevin, 6, and Caroline, 3.

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