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.
Margot Petra (Nilsen) Arntsen, 92, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, wife of the late Peter Arntsen, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 2, 2019. Margot was born in Glemmen, Norway on May 12, 1927 and was the daughter of the late Oscar and Ruth (Gabrielsen) Nilsen. In her younger days, Margot enjoyed skiing, sailing and was an expert at knitting and other handicrafts.
Reynir Jon Aegisson, 29, of Monson, MA, formerly of Magnolia, passed away on Sunday November 17, 2019. Reynir was born in Melrose, MA on May 14, 1990 and was the son of Aegir Thor and Jan (Dodge) Jonsson.
William H. “Bill” Hatcher, age 77 passed peacefully Thursday evening, September 26 surrounded by family. A lifelong resident of Manchester, he was the youngest son of Robert A. and Florence P. (Silva) Hatcher. He graduated from Story High School and attending Bentley School of Accounting unt…