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Manchester's David Crosby passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 28 after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia.  He was surrounded by his loving family and wonderful caregivers.

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Former Manchester Police officer, Alfred Powers, who served 20 years of service to the town from 1966 to 1986, passed away at the age of 88 on Friday morning. 

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Paul Torjesen died peacefully with his family by his side on December 11, 2021, after a long battle with Early Onset Alzheimer's. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, who will be remembered with an ever-present smile, a twinkle in his eye, and a heart ready to serve others. He was a man of deep faith who loved God and his family above all else. 

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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Dianne L. (Preston) Bragdon, 73, of Pleasant Street, Rowley, passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 12, 2022 following many years of declining health.  She was the wife of the late George W. Bragdon who passed in July of 2016.

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James M. Conway, 80, husband of Elaine V. (Paras) Conway, of Manchester-by-the-Sea died peacefully Monday, May 23, at home.

He was an entrepreneur, a businessman, and a family man who believed strongly in the value of education, and who was always there to take care of his family.

Jonathan B. Leavitt, 86, died peacefully May 13, at his home in Palm Beach Florida after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  He was the husband of Katherine (Cleveland) Leavitt.  He was born in Bronxville, NY to the late James and Helen (Collins) Leavitt.

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Born in Chicago, Illinois, on July 24, 1928, Jane was the only daughter of Gordon and Irene First.  She was predeceased by her beloved brother, John Somes, of Somesville, Maine.  Jane grew up in Larchmont, NY where she graduated high school.

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Doris V. Brown, 92, beloved wife of the late Anthony P. Brown, passed peacefully following a brief illness.  Born in Beverly, Doris was the daughter of the late Anthony and Irene (Mackey) Silva.  She was raised in the beautiful town of Manchester, and graduated from Manchester Story High School in 1948, with graduation held at the Horticultural Hall in Manchester, and The Household Nursing Association, School of Attendant Nursing, in Boston, Ma, in 1950, earning her LPN.

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John T. Lee, 69, died peacefully at Beverly Hospital on Sunday, February 6, 2022. John grew up in Manchester and was a 1970 graduate of Manchester Jr.-Sr. High School.

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André A. Laus, age 81 of Monmouth, ME, passed away February 13 in Burlington, MA after a noble fight with cancer.  André leaves behind his wife Helen of 64 years; his son Christopher Laus (wife Lisa) and daughters Lisa DiMonte (husband Tony) and Jennifer Anderson (husband Jeff), along with f…

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Charles Winn Gardiner died Oct. 21, at age 92. A man who knew a good thing when he found it, he was married to his beloved Janie for 68 years and worked in the computer industry for 61 years. 

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Gwendolyn Cecelia (McDonald) Carr, 93 of Gloucester, Massachusetts passed away on March 28 at Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts.  Born in Somerville, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Harold and Lydia (Arcieri) McDonald.  She and her beloved husband Lloyd were married for 68 years.

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John “Jack” H. Nies, Jr., 92, of Manchester-by-the-Sea passed away on Tuesday, March 8 after a brief illness. He was the loving partner to Virginia “Ginny” McIlvaine with whom he shared 22 years.

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Joseph “Joe” Halloran passed away at his home in Manchester by the Sea on February 27th after a battle with cancer. He was 78 years old. He was the son of Kathleen (Clancy) Halloran and James F. Halloran. He was also predeceased by his brother, James F. Halloran Jr., and sister, Anne P. Daley.

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Lindsey Kathleen Payne Welch53, of Telluride, Colorado and Manchester-by-the-Sea, passed away on February 9th, with her husband Miles, her mother Dorothy, and her family beside her.

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The daughter of Charles R. Olsson and Ruth M. (Bostrom) Olsson, Ambia was born in Boston on August 26, 1937, and passed away in Salem on February 6. She grew up in Boston and in Winthrop, then attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, became an accomplished commercial designer for major clients, and taught graphic arts at the Museum School. 

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Philip A. Burgess died January 29.  He was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, on April 13, 1943, the son of the late Elias and Helen Burgess.  He was predeceased by his sister Ann and brother Rodney.

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G. Lloyd Carr, 92 of Gloucester, Massachusetts passed away on February 7 at Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts.  

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Rodney C. Burgess died on January 25 in Beverly, Massachusetts.  He was born in Beverly on July 29, 1941, the son of the late Elias and Helen Burgess.  He was predeceased by his sister Ann.

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A New Hampshire native, Bob was born in Hanover. Son of Ruth and Ronald Kelley, he grew up in Manchester-by-the-Sea but returned to NH each summer to work in his grandparents’ store. A born athlete, he played sports throughout his school years, graduating from Manchester High School with letters in baseball, football, and basketball in 1967

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Joan G. Brennan, 92, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, formerly of Southampton NY, died on February 7.  She was the beloved wife of 54 years of the late Raymond J. Brennan.

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Polly Jackson Townsend died peacefully and surrounded by family on January 29 at the age of 86.  She was the beloved wife of Gerard B. Townsend and loving mother to her four children. Townsend served on the Manchester Board Of Selectman, was a founding member of the Manchester Garden Club and Friends of Manchester Trees, served on the board of directors at Brookwood School, and active in many other local organizations. 

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Everett “Eben” Morss, age 64, of Geneseo, NY died Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  Morss grew up in Beverly Farms.  He was predeceased by his mother, Mary Morss in 2019 and brother, Thomas Morss in 2018.  

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Lee Fahnestock Leggett died on Monday, January 24 while in hospice care at the Masconomet Health Center in Topsfield, MA.  She was 93 years old, surrounded by her son Tony Leggett, his wife Claire, and their three children, Annalee, MI and Antonia.  

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Diane D. (Leon) Towle of Foxborough, MA, died Wednesday, January 26 after a brave battle with dementia.  She was surrounded by her loving family as she passed into eternity.

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Robert Treat Paine Metcalf passed away peacefully on Friday, January 28, succumbing to end-stage renal disease.  He died in the house where he was born 93 years ago on West Beach Hill in Beverly Farms.

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Marshall Eugene Insley, 41, lost his two-year battle with colon cancer October 17 2021.  He passed away at home with his family in Bronxville, New York.  He lived in Manchester from birth until 1993.

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Helen Mary (Gannon) Farmer peacefully passed away on Friday, January 21. Her husband of 67 years Francis X. Farmer and her surviving children Michael, Mark, John, Brian and Maryellen were by her side.

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Barry E. Ewing, 80, longtime resident of Southern Avenue, Essex and the loving husband of Elizabeth “Betty” (Squibb) Ewing, died Sunday, January 23, in the Beverly Hospital.

John Elder, 60, of Leland, NC, formerly of Manchester and Hamilton, MA, passed away on December 9, 2021 surrounded by his wife and daughters.  John was born September 21, 1961 to Jean and Edward Elder.   He will be remembered as a kind and gentle man and a true gentleman.  You had to pay close attention to catch his subtle humor, but if you did, it was well worth it.  He loved nothing more than being a husband and father.  Family always came first. 

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John B. “Doc” Herrick, 86, of Manchester, passed peacefully at home on January 6 after a long illness.  Son of Charles A. and Esther (Frost) Herrick and beloved husband of the late Mary L. “Dolly” (Doucette) Herrick. John was a graduate of Story High School.

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Glendon P. Marston, a loving husband and father, an engineer, and a 50-year resident of Manchester-by-the-Sea, passed away November 14, 2021, at NCH North Naples Hospital in Florida.  He was 79. 

Judith May (Mathews) Gamble, 83, left us to join her late husband, Robert S. Gamble, surrounded by her children at home, after a lengthy battle with cancer.  Judy was the daughter of Anne Brooks Mathews and Charles Redmond Mathews both of Manchester.  Judy was a loving mother, wife, grandmot…

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Anita Jane Bellucci passed away on December 12, at the age of 81, following complications of a long-term illness.  Her son, Keith A. Bellucci and his wife Chrisoula live in Manchester-by-the-Sea.

Every day when he left the Manchester Post Office, Primo Lombardi would squeak a small stuffed toy rabbit two times.  In response, his co-worker, Gina Merlo, would say, “Squeak, squeak.”  In time, more coworkers did the same—creating a fun, farewell ritual.

rimo Lombardi, a Manchester postal worker for the past 25 years, passed away on December 10 at the age of 62.  Having worked several routes over the years, Primo came to know many residents in town.  When he was not at the post office, he spent time with his family and enjoyed meeting former postal carriers for lively dinners.  He had been looking forward to a hard-earned retirement in May.

Roger M. DiNapoli, Jr. 89, formerly of Manchester by the Sea, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Beverly, with his son Adrian by his side.

Primo Anthony Lombardi Jr., 62, of Topsfield passed away unexpectedly on December 10, 2021, at his home. Primo was born in Lynn, MA on May 11, 1959, to the late Primo Anthony and Mildred S. (King) Lombardi.

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Roger M. DiNapoli, Jr. 89, formerly of Manchester by the Sea and a Past President of the Manchester Club, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Ledgewood Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center in Beverly, with his son Adrian by his side.

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Thomas J. Eaton, 72, of Gloucester passed away peacefully Wednesday December 1 at Kaplan House Care Dimensions, Danvers.  A longtime member of the Manchester Bath & Tennis Club, Eaton was the beloved husband of Irene “Ginger” (Ready) Eaton with whom he shared 47 years of marriage.

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Ernest J. Zampell, 90, of Beverly, passed away peacefully Friday morning, November 19 at Port Healthcare in Newburyport.  He was the husband of the late Margaret (Cole) Zampell.  Born in Beverly Farms, he was the son of the late Paul and Angelina (D’Elia) Zampell.  He attended Newman Prep in Boston and later UMass Amherst. 

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Al Richard Ireton, Jr. of Manchester passed away on November 14 at home surrounded by his family.