Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Obituaries

Obituaries
  • Thursday, October 3, 2013
  • Diane L. 'Bubbie' (Bean) Sandberg, 70 Years

    Andover — Diane L. “Bubbie” (Bean) Sandberg, 70, died on Saturday, September 28, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Chester Sandberg.

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  • Edward J. Dalton, 89

    Alton Bay, NH — Edward J. Dalton, 89, passed away on September 26, 2013, at his home in Alton Bay, N.H., following a very long illness. Ed was born and raised in Massachusetts, and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and Wentworth Institute. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for three years in India during World War II.

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  • Marcella McCarthy

    Exeter, NH — Marcella “Marcie” S. McCarthy, a long term resident of RiverWoods at Exeter, New Hampshire, and formerly of East Orleans, MA, Harrisburg, PA, and several other places where the call of theater and creative talent was strong, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2013. She was the daughter of Harry and Sue McDonald of Dunkirk, Indiana where she was born and raised. She was recently preceded in death by her husband of sixty-three years, Joseph A. McCarthy, who passed away in May of this year. She is survived by her sister, Mary M. Stragand of Richmond, Indiana, her sister-in-law Kathryn McCarthy of Lexington, MA, and several nieces and nephews who affectionately referred to her as their “Crazy Aunt Marcella.”

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    Oct 3, 2013
  • Thursday, September 26, 2013
  • Joan T. (Williams) Levesque

    Haverhill — Joan T. (Williams) Levesque, 79, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, September 17, 2013, in Andover.

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  • Kathleen (Mace) Demko

    Orlando, FL — Kathleen (Mace) Demko, 60, formerly of Andover and Woburn, passed away on September 22. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Demko Sr.; devoted mother of Christopher Demko, Joseph G. Demko Jr. and his wife, Nichole, all of Orlando, Fla.; cherished grandmother of Brooke, Sabrina, and Nicholas; dear sister of Jerry Mace and his wife, Maureen, Lorraine Lynch and her husband, Dick, Arlene Flanders and her husband, Malcolm, the late Carol and Robert Claflin, and the late James Mace and his wife, Nancy. She is also survived by many other relatives and friends.

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  • Thursday, September 19, 2013
  • David H. Cross, 80

    Summerfield, FL — David H. Cross passed away on Sept. 1, 2013 with his loving family by his side. Dave was born on Jan. 3, 1933 to the late Hurley and Beatrice Cross. He graduated from Pinkerton Academy in 1951 and worked at Skellys Garage in Haverhill, MA, for many years and at Centronics in Hudson, NH, until his retirement in 1988 at which time he and his wife moved to Florida, where they enjoyed many happy years. In his earlier years he was a member of the Masons and became a Shriner. Dave enjoyed boating and camping and spending time with his family. He had an awesome sense of humor and loved joking and making you laugh, which is how he got his nickname "Dirty Old Man." He will be sadly missed. He leaves his wife Alice (Haggett) Cross of 62 years; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Linda (Faxon) Cross of Ocklawah, FL, David and Jean (Ouellet) Cross of Fremont, NH, Cathy (Bevins) Cross of Joppa, MD; sisters, Pearl Thar of Florida, Ginger Wolak of Summerfield, FL, and Charlotte Barry of Hampstead, NH; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lorenzo and Bette Haggett of Summerfield, FL; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sons, Larry Cross and Robert Cross.

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    Sep 19, 2013
  • James "Jim" Bottomley, 79

    Orlando, FL — James “Jim” Bottomley, 79, of Orlando, Fla., passed away September 10, 2013, while under the care of Hospice. Jim graduated from New Bedford High School in 1951 and the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1955 with a degree in chemistry. He was a research chemist for 43 years and held several US patents. He was a resident of Andover for over 30 years.

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  • Mary Christine Crowe, 58

    Andover — Mary Christine Crowe, 58, of Andover, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill. She was born in Methuen and was raised in Andover. Christine was a graduate of Andover High School and a graduate of Anna Maria College, Paxton, Mass. She worked as an accountant in various local businesses and banking institutions, and was a member of St. Augustine Parish, Andover.

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    Sep 19, 2013
  • Ralph Skinder, 83

    Andover, MA — Ralph G. Skinder, longtime resident of Andover and beloved husband of Barbara J. (Doyle) Skinder, died from complications of cardiac arrest on August 27, 2013.

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  • Thursday, September 12, 2013
  • Elizabeth A. (Morgan) Crowley, 88 Years

    Andover — Elizabeth A. (Morgan) Crowley, 88, of Andover, Mass., died on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at Wingate in Andover, surrounded by her loving family.

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  • Frances O'Donnell, 95 Years

    Andover — Frances O’Donnell, a longtime resident of Andover, died peacefully at Prescott House Nursing Home in North Andover on Saturday, August 24, 2013. She was 95 years old.

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  • Joanne Bruno, 68

    North Venice, FL — Joanne Bruno (Savelli), 68 of Venice, Fla., (previously of Andover, Mass.), passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2013, with her husband, Frank, by her side.

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  • Joshua James DiStefano, 31

    Methuen — Our precious son, Joshua J. DiStefano, 31, went home to be with the Lord as he passed away suddenly on September 6, 2013.

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  • Stephanie Holden, 57

    Merrimac — Stephanie Jean (Baslow) Holden, August 19, 2013, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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  • Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • Donald J. Kramer, 80

    Naples, Fl — In the early morning hours of August 22, 2013, Donald “Don” J. Kramer, 80, of Naples, Fla., passed away peacefully at his home.

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  • George A. Rennie, 64

    Henniker, NH — George Angus Rennie, 64, of Henniker, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 5, 2013. He was born in Andover, Mass., on January 25, 1949. He was the son of Margaret (Purcell) and Wallace Rennie. In his early years he helped his parents with their strawberry farm before moving to Mirror Lake in Tuftonboro, N.H. He was a 1967 graduate of Kingswood Regional High School and Plymouth State University where he was a founding brother of the Lambda Chi Fraternity. He was previously employed by Concord Hospital and currently employed at Cheshire Medical Center. He was an avid golfer and skier and volunteered his time to many charitable efforts.

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  • Stephanie Holden, 57

    Merrimac, MA — Stephanie Jean (Baslow) Holden, August 19, 2013, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. Stephanie was visited by close family and friends and comforted by her husband until her passing. Stephanie was 57. Born in New Milford, Conn., she was the only child of Gene and the late Shirley Baslow of Washington, Conn.

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  • Thursday, August 22, 2013
  • Frank Sheewan Woo, 65

    Andover — Frank Sheewan Woo, 65, died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 18, 2013, in Poland, Maine. He was the devoted husband of Laraine Lellman Woo, with whom he shared 38 years of marriage.

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  • Thursday, August 8, 2013
  • Ida (Moraff) Gikow, 93

    Andover — Ida (Moraff) Gikow, 93, of Andover and formerly of New Jersey, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill.

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    Aug 8, 2013
  • Mr. Erich G. Brouady, 75

    Andover — Mr. Erich G. Brouady, a resident of Andover for more than 37 years, died suddenly at Marland Place Assisted Living in Malden on Monday, August 5, 2013. He was 75 years old.

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