John Keating Willcox, age 68, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 16, due to complications with COPD. He was surrounded by his children in his final moments, full of love, singing, praying, and telling of funny stories in which Keating had made someone’s day brighter.
Kathleen Levinsky Somach (Wittbold), previously of Manchester-by-the-Sea, was born in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania on January 30, 1959. She passed away in Plymouth, Massachusetts on July 25 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She leaves behind her husband (Phil Fragasso), three child…
Sadly, it has come to our attention that longtime Manchester resident Vincent "Vin" Terrill, Sr. died peacefully at his home on Thursday. Terrill was a vital part of the MBTS community, volunteering for countless initiatives that became indispensable parts of town life (like the Red, White & Blue Breakfast at Tuck's Point). A career "railroad man” who worked 33 years for B&M Railroad before becoming CEO of Speno Rail Services, Vin did more than his part to support engineers in the industry, taking leadership roles in railroad associations and boards. But it was his extraordinary experience as a communications officer for the Army’s 96th Infantry Division on Okinawa during World War II's "final campaign" that informed a life of service and family. Our condolences go out to Vin's family.
Beverly – Arthur Bernard Collins passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 20. Mr. Collins was born on May 7, 1930 in Beverly, Mass. to John Joseph and Catherine (Boyle) Collins. He was a loving husband to Sandra (Lear) Collins for 41 years. Arthur was predeceased by Sandra in 2000 and by his son, Peter, in 2017.
There’s a big hole in our hearts and our family now that Mark has passed away. He left this world on May 3, 2020 following a period of declining health. We can only imagine the reunion he’s making with those who’ve gone before him (and how many tickets he’s sold to the concert he’s planning!)
George Albert Herbster, 81, resident of Beverly; former resident of Manchester-by-the-sea, died on April 26 following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He passed away peacefully with his 3 sons (Jay, Jonathan and Matthew), his wife (Barbara), and his sister Joan Lowder near him in the care of Rosewood Nursing Home.
Margaret Barclay, 92, of Manchester, MA formerly of Charlestown & Somerville passed away on April 6, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Robert M. Barclay. Cherished mother of Robert Barclay, Richard Barclay & his wife Colleen all of Dracut, David Barclay, Paul Barclay and his partner Shankari all of Manchester, MA.
Fraley Denton Wright, 87 of Hamilton, MA died peacefully in her home on March 3, 2020. Born on July 11, 1932 in Chestnut Hill, PA, the daughter of the late Kay Chadbourne Denton and Dorothy Disston Denton of Cumberland Foreside, ME.
Claudine Gignoux Scoville, 68, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, left us peacefully on December 26, 2019 while camping on the Atlantic shore of Assateague Island, MD. She was celebrating Christmas with her lifetime friend, colleague, and treasured partner, Stephen Loring.
David J. Lane of Essex passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 13th at the age of 92. He lived a life filled community service. Lane was highly active in elective public service and in over three decades never lost an election. He was elected to the Massachusetts State House of Representatives in 1972, representing Essex, Ipswich, Gloucester, Hamilton and Rowley.
Sarah L. Dean, age 67, died Monday February 3, at her home in Beverly, surrounded by her family after a brief illness. Born in Manchester-by-the-Sea, she was the daughter of the late Marion L. (Loeman) and William J. Dean, Jr. Sarah attended schools in Manchester and graduated from Manchester-by-the-Sea High School, class of 1970. She earned an associate’s degree from Garland Junior College and a second associate’s degree from North Shore Community College.
Maureen Alice (O’Brien) Maestranzi, 73, of Wenham passed peacefully Tuesday evening January 21st, surrounded by family. Born December 28th, 1946 in Beverly, she was the beautiful daughter of loving parents Michael Joseph and Ellen Teresa (Butler) O’Brien. She grew up in the small seaside town of Manchester-by-the-Sea on the other side of the tracks.
Richard J. Forsley passed away unexpectedly Christmas evening. After spending the day with family and enjoying gift giving, wine, and his favorite meal rack of lamb, Dick returned to his apartment at Piper Shores Assisted Living and left us sometime during the night.