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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. 

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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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.  

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Michael Tyler Boutchie, 44, of Gloucester, beloved son of Richard and Suzanne Morse, of Ipswich, succumbed to his lifelong battle with addiction on May 15, 2020, at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester.

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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!)

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Shirley Mary (Moegle) Schylling, 93, beloved wife of the late Marvin Schylling, passed away on Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at Brooksby Village in Peabody. Born in St. Louis, MO, she was the daughter of the late Ollie and Amy (Ludwig) Moegle.

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Madilyn A. Coluntino, age 79, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan House with her son Conti by her side on April 23, 2020. Madilyn was the daughter of the late Victor and Madeline Moroni of Beverly and Winthrop.

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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. 

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Samuel A. Ina, 84 of Manchester-by-the-Sea, husband of Carol (Chard) Ina, died peacefully at his home in Ft. Myers, Florida, with his loving wife by his side.

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Dana Carter, 80, a lifelong Essex resident, died on April 13, 2020 after a long illness. He was the husband of Barbara (Tindley) Carter.

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Louise J. Wilson, 94, of Choate Street in Essex, wife of the late Robert A. Wilson, died Tuesday, April 14, 2020 in the Beverly Hospital following her brief illness.

The Wischusen family mourns the passing of their beloved Margaret Everett Wischusen on April 14.  The former Manchester resident died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 101. 

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Theodore Peter Brown, 89, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, died on April 13 following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  He passed away peacefully in his home with his beloved wife Mary Jane at his side and surrounded by his children. 

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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.

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Christopher R. Tzortzis, 36, son of Andrew N. and Maria C. (Lander) Tzortzis of Lufkin Street, Essex and formerly of Ipswich, died suddenly in Ipswich on Monday, March 16, 2020.

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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. 

Laura C. (Curtis) Cutler, born November 17, 1927 in Boston to the late Louis and Mary (Colt) Curtis, wife of the late Tarrant Cutler, died February 15, 2020 at age 92, peacefully at home surrounded by her family.

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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. 

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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.

Sally Allen Kimball, 92, formerly of Manchester-by-the Sea, MA and Scarborough, ME passed away January 24 in Swampscott, MA with her family by her side after a lengthy illness.

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On the morning of January 31st, the world lost a beautiful, smart, and funny woman.  Anne Marie Stanley, born June 2, 1930 in Salem, Massachusetts, passed away after a short illness.  

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Phil Anthony, a longtime resident of Peabody, passed away peacefully at his home in Costa Mesa, CA on January 22nd after a recent illness.

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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. 

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Nancy J. (Dean) Harrington of South Hamilton, MA, formerly of Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, passed peacefully after a brief illness at Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Sunday January 5, 2020.

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Peter F. Petras, 88, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, passed away in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on January 11, 2020. Peter was born in Lynn, MA on June 29, 1931 and was the son of the late Frank and Anthippe (Armarda) Petras. 

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Sue passed away peacefully with her family at her side at Beverly Hospital January 7, 2020.  Sue has joined her parents, Calista and Author Jorgenson, as well as her siblings Janice Crane Arnold and Martin Jorgenson. 

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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.