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. 

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.

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.

Father David A. Curran, CICM, died on October 15, in Arlington Virginia, after a brave battle with Parkinson’s disease.  He was born in Boston on July 15, 1942, the son of the late Daniel and Bertha Curran.  David was predeceased by brothers Daniel and Donald and sister Ann. David grew up in Manchester, where he graduated from Story High School in 1960, before attending Merrimack College.  In high school, he excelled in football, basketball, and baseball for four years.  Also active in student government, he was a student council representative and President of the Council his senior year.  As a junior, he was the American Legion Boys’ State Representative.

Edith M. “Mac” (McClintook) Conrad, 98, of John Wise Avenue, Essex, wife of the late John H. Conrad, died Sunday, October 31, 2021 in the Seacoast Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester following her long illness.

Born in Quebec on April 14, 1923 she was one of the three children of the late Reuben E. and Gladys D. (McCubbin) McClintook. Edith was raised in Lancaster, NH where she attended and graduated from the Lancaster Academy with the Class of 1941. She went on to train at the Addison Gilbert School of Nursing graduating with the Class of 1945 as a registered nurse. During three years of her training, she served as a member of the Cadet Nurse Corps which placed her on standby for nursing overseas during the war effort. Married in 1946 the Conrads made their home at her late John Wise Avenue address. In the years prior to raising her family she was employed for 13 years as an RN at the Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester.

Frances C. (McLaughlin) Wetterlow, 78, of Beverly, formerly of Manchester-by-the-Sea, passed away Monday morning, November 1, 2021 at CareOne at Essex Park in Beverly. She was the daughter of the late John and Frances (Murray) McLaughlin. She graduated from Salem State University with a Bachelor of Science.

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Edith M. “Mac” (McClintook) Conrad, 98, of John Wise Avenue, Essex, wife of the late John H. Conrad, died Sunday, October 31, 2021 in the Seacoast Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester following her long illness.

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Frances C. (McLaughlin) Wetterlow, 78, of Beverly, formerly of Manchester-by-the-Sea, passed away Monday morning, November 1, 2021 at CareOne at Essex Park in Beverly. She was the daughter of the late John and Frances (Murray) McLaughlin. She graduated from Salem State University with a Bachelor of Science.

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Age 85, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 11.  Born in Kinsale Co Cork Ireland, Ellen was the wife of the late John F. Bachman.  Mother to John, Michael, Elizabeth and Susan. 

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Cheryl J. (Tucci) Moruzzi, 72, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, formerly of Medford, MA wife of the late Dominic A. Moruzzi passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 7, at Care One in Peabody.

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Robert “Bob” Singleton passed away peacefully after saying goodbye to his family on Sept. 21, 2021.  Bob led a full life and was grateful to have been healthy right up until the end.  Those who knew Bob were well aware of his phenomenal memory for just about everything and everyone that was part of his life.  We lost a true Manchester historian when he passed.

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Helen (Contompasis) Nahatis, Age 92, of Manchester by the Sea, passed away on Thursday September 15, 2021.  Born in Schenectady, NY, Helen was the daughter of the late Harry P. Contompasis and Eugenia (Lalooses) Contompasis.  

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Tom passed away on September 8, 2021 at the age of 84 in his home in Casco, Maine, surrounded by loved ones, after a courageous battle with cancer. 

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A Service Honoring the Life of Richard will be held at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 188 Elliott Street, Danvers on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11 a.m.. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to Camp Good News, P.O. Box 1295, Forestdale, MA 02644. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com

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Margaret E. (Ferrin) Stevens passed away in Sun City, Florida August 24.  Also known as "Peggy" to her close friends and family, Margaret made it to 100 years young.  

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Former longtime Manchester-by-the-Sea resident Margaret E. (Ferrin) Stevens passed away in Sun City, Florida August 24.  Also known as "Peggy" to her close friends and family, Margaret made it to 100 years young.

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Bradley P. Smith, 91, of The Linden at Danvers, formerly of Manchester and Essex, passed away on Thursday, August 26.  He was the loving husband of Victoria (Pech) Smith whom he shared 62 years of marriage.

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Nancy (Brettell) Gallant, 66, wife of Andrew Gallant Jr. of Essex, passed away peacefully at Care Dimensions Kaplan House in Danvers on August 22 after her brief battle with cancer.

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Manchester’s John A. Kaneb has died.  As president and CEO of HP Hood, the New England dairy company, Mr. Kaneb led the brand’s expansion from a regional company to one marketed from Maine to California.  He was also a board member of The Innocence Project, the important non-profit created to exonerate prisoners using DNA evidence, and Mr. Kaneb was appointed in 2004 by President George W. Bush to serve on the bipartisan National Prison Rape Elimination Commission.

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 “The music never ends,” but it did ever so briefly with the passing of musical legend, American Songbook interpreter, composer, and lyricist, Michael H. Palter (Mikee) of Manchester, on Monday, August 30.  

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Nathalie J. (Good) Kehoe of Manchester-by-the-Sea passed away three days shy of her 99th birthday on Tuesday morning, July 13, 2021 at Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester.  She was the wife of the late Kenneth Kehoe. 

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Shirley Marion Eaton Wilkinson, age 93, died June 30.  She was born in Wakefield, MA, the daughter of Emory Nelson Eaton and Marion Wilson (Bullock) Eaton.  Shirley resided in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, most of her life.  She was predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years, Robert Munroe Wilkinson.

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Randall C. Lane, age 102, of Orchard Road, dedicated husband of the late Anna E. (Carroll) Lane, died on Sunday, June 20, in the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers following his brief illness.

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Mary I. (Spagnolo) Flammia, age 83, passed away on Sunday morning at Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Flammia, Sr. with whom she shared 50 years of marriage.

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Lise Kure-Jensen, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, died June 5, her daughter by her side. Born October 16, 1929, to Magna Betty Morgensen and Arne Andersen Kjaer, Lise grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark.