Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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Cindy Gibeley, 59, a resident of Manchester by the Sea, lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Lahey Hospital, Burlington. She is survived by many and was close to all of them. She was born in Beverly, MA on February 23, 1962 to Robert and Delores (Cashman) Gibeley.

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Det. Sgt. (Ret.) Kenneth Stanley Sucharski, wife Sharon (Michael) Sucharski, who served in the Manchester Police Department from 1972 until he retired in 2008, has died.  He was predeceased by a son, Cory M. Sucharski.

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John Frank Rezza, husband of Cynthia (Burgess) Rezza passed away Sunday, December 20 at Seacoast Nursing Home in Gloucester after a long illness.

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Robert Allan Baxter, aged 77, passed away on December 14 in Richmond, Virginia.  As only Bob would have it, he wrote his own obituary and wanted to share the following about his life and legacy.

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Cory Michael Sucharski, 43, a lifelong resident of Manchester-by-the-Sea, passed away after a brief illness Tuesday morning, December 15 at Beverly Hospital.  Born in Gloucester, he was the beloved son of Kenneth and Sharon (Michael) Sucharski of Manchester-by-the-Sea.  

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Arlene Mary Fragata Landry, beloved wife and mother and former Manchester-by-the-Sea resident, passed away peacefully at age 89 in Boca Raton, Florida on November 22, 2020 with family by her side. 

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Nancy Burrows Putnam passed away peacefully at her home in Manchester on November 14.  She was the wife of George Putnam of Manchester, who predeceased her. 

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Walter J. Lennon 88, of Byfield and formerly a Catholic priest at the Sacred Heart Church on School Street in Manchester, passed away peacefully October 29 after a few days of Hospice Care at the home of his brother. 

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John L Good III, 77, of Martin Street, Essex died peacefully on October 18 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

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Elizabeth (Roberts) Richardson, 94, died on October 9 at Seasons of Danvers with her family by her side following a long-term illness.

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Dr. Donald G. Comb, a passionate scientist, environmentalist and visionary best known for developing recombinant DNA tools that revolutionized the field of molecular biology and founder of New England Biolabs, has died peacefully at his home in Gloucester, surrounded by family on October 4th at age 93.

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Jean Draper Means, 96, of Essex and Sanibel Island, FL, beloved wife of the late Augustus G. Means, passed from this life on September 28, surrounded by her family.  

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Charles Lubicic, 97, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Pollie (Thompson) Frothingham, of Scarborough, Maine died on Monday, September 21, 2020. She was born on April 22, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts, the middle child of Richard L. and Pollie (Pierce) Thompson. 

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Manchester resident and architect Stephen Roberts Holt has died.  Holt's award-winning work and timeless sense of style has left a mark on the landscape of Cape Ann and locally from Norton’s point to Gale’s point to Eagle Head and beyond.  

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A beautiful and one-of-a-kind person on Wednesday, September 9, when Ryan Cameron Fairbanks left this world.  Ryan was always the life of the party.  He was full of energy, though in quieter moments he sought out the beauty in life, whether it was a beach, hike, rock, or piece of art.  Ryan was an artist and creative.  He was strong willed and a loyal friend.

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Bruce G. Hudson, 78, a former police officer, firefighter, federal investigator, and he was on the ground floor in the development of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' child safety program, passed away Monday, September 14, at his home.  He was husband of Susan L. (Beverett) Hudson for 52 years, 

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Mrs. Nanette Gay (Killam) Ramsey, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, died peacefully, September 1, at her home after a valiant battle with numerous health challenges from a stroke in 2015.

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Virginia McCoy, age 77, passed away peacefully August 21 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House.  Born in Beverly to the late George H. And Josephine (Scott) Hobbs.  She graduated from Story High School in Manchester Class of 1961 and Bay State College in Boston.  It was at Story High School where she met beloved husband Laurie McCoy sharing over 56 years of marriage and friendship together.

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Dr. Harry I. Zeltzer, 91, died Wednesday August 12, 2020 in the Kaplan House, Danvers, following his brief illness.  He was the husband of Joan E. Richards of Ipswich. 

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Frank L Saco, 80, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2020 at the Kaplan Hospice House. He was born in Beverly, raised and a lifelong resident of Manchester-by-the-Sea.

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Laddie-Leah Weld, 70, died at her home on August 12 surrounded by family and friends after a long and valiant battle with an extended illness. 

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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…

Stephen H. Gillis Jr., age 84, passed away on Monday, July 27, at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford.  He was a life-long resident of Manchester-by-the-Sea. 

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Christina J. St. Pierre, 35, wife of Jason A. St. Pierre, died Wednesday July 8 following a brief illness.  A resident of Essex, St. Pierre was the Town Clerk for Manchester and the former Town Clerk of Essex.

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Robert B. Hardwick peacefully passed away on Thursday July 9.  He was the husband of the late Carolyn (Magner) Hardwick with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.  Born in Marblehead, he was the son of the late Thomas and Eva Hardwick.

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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.

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M. Joanne Doyle, 81, of Maple Street in Essex, died Friday, June 19, peacefully in her home with family by her side following an extended illness.  She was the devoted wife of the late Eldredge “Brud” Doyle Jr.

Mr. Francis William Whitehead Jr., 76, of Danvers, beloved husband of M. Ellen (Flynn) Whitehead, died peacefully Friday, June 19, at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, following a valiant battle with the Coronavirus.

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.

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Penelope Gould, one of “The Mitchell Girls” of Salem, dies at 99.  A private service will be held in Manchester-by-the-Sea.

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Thomas M. LaFreniere “Mike”, 77 of Gloucester, MA originally from Medford, MA died on Sunday June 14th after a long battle with cancer. 

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Peter M. Kopanon, 91, of Essex, passed away unexpectedly in his home on June 1.  He was the husband of the late Helen L. (Story) Kopanon with whom he shared fifty years of marriage.

John J. Carroll, who summered with family in Manchester-by-the-Sea for more than 12 years, passed away unexpectedly on May 20.

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Desider “Desi”  Csongor, age 81, died peacefully at home on May 21 surrounded by his loving family as the church bells of Manchester-by-the-Sea tolled in the background to mark his passing.

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Anne P. (Halloran) Daley 82, beloved wife of the late William B. Daley, passed away peacefully at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester on Friday, May 29, after a brief illness. 

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Christopher Rodgers Mutch, 23, passed away on March 29, 2020 in Sausalito, CA. He was born in Boston on January 7, 1997 to Kenneth Freeman Mutch and Margaret Lake Rodgers who lived in Manchester for ten years.

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Joseph Peter Spang, III, 85, of Deerfield, MA, died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday May 7, 2020. Born in Chicago on May 11, 1934, he was the younger son of Joseph Peter Spang, Jr. and Gwendolen (Green) Spang.