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.
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.
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,
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.