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It is with great sadness that Manchester Parks and Recreation announces the passing of Robert (Bob) Juliano.  Over the past five or so years Bob lived at The Plains and worked as part time seasonal caretaker of Tuck’s Point.  Bob was a valued member of the Manchester Parks and Recreation team.

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Thomas Charles Andrews, 81, passed away Saturday, April 10 at Masconomet Healthcare in Topsfield. Born in Salem he was the son of the late Edwin and Annette (Caron) Andrews.  He was the beloved husband of Irene S. (Emerton) Andrews.

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Nancy (Gillis) Elwell, 61, who grew up in Manchester-by-the-Sea and formerly of Gloucester, wife of Robert “Bob” Elwell passed away on Monday, March 15 at home in New Hampshire with her family by her side.

 

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Rena “Renie” DalBarco Masiero, 94, of Lenox, Mass. died peacefully at home on March 26, surrounded by her seven children.  She and her husband Guido “Guy” Masiero raised their family in Manchester-by-the-Sea, where her well-run, spotless, bustling house was a refuge to many. 

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Gregory Nichols passed away at home on Monday, March 15th, after an extended period of declining health.  He was 94.

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Bradford A. Congdon, 83, of Manchester by the Sea, died peacefully on Sunday, March 14, at the Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, MA after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

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On Thursday, March 11, Jon M. Wetterlow passed away under the care of the Catholic Hospice after a valiant six-year battle with cancer. He was 74.

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Susan Ranieri of Ahwatukee, Arizona passed away on February 21 after a brief illness. Susan spent much of her life in Manchester-by-the-Sea before moving out West 15 years ago. 

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Andrew C. Kourletis, 91, of Essex, husband of Aure M. (Mabalay) Kourletis, passed away on Tuesday, March 2 at the Addison Gilbert Hospital. 

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Russell E. Hodgkins, 83 of Raymond NH and formerly a longtime resident of Essex, passed Tuesday, January 19, at Exeter hospital following a brief illness.

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Longtime Essex resident Sarah J. "Sally" O’Maley has died.  For 27 years, O'Maley passionately reported the news and happenings of the town of Essex for the Gloucester Daily Times and was the director of marketing and public relations for the Topsfield Fair.

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Joann Harper Southgate, widow of former chairman of Manchester's BOS and longtime town moderator Richard “Archie” Southgate, died of complications from dementia on February 19 in Connecticut.

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Carol P. Fritz, former Manchester resident and retired Elementary school teacher for the City of Beverly, passed away in her sleep on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2020, in Ocala, Florida at the age of 91.

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On February 17, James R. Brady, Sr., loving husband and father, passed away peacefully at the age of 94.  Nicknamed “Diamond Jim,” “Tinker,” and “Tiny,” Jim was an enormous presence who will be dearly missed. 

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Longtime Essex resident and craftsman John Davis Cushing, 72, died on February 10, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.  He opened his business, John D. Cushing Antique Restoration, under the Post Office in Essex in the early 1970s.

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Manchester resident of 62 years, John Bradley, passed on January 30 after a fierce and heroic struggle with COVID-19. He was 98 years old. He was a devoted family man who was a source of love and support to Jane, his wife, his children and his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was born into a Brahmin family where he was instilled the old Bostonian virtues of politeness, reliability and a sense of noblesse oblige. Throughout his life, as an engineer and scientist, he had an intense and insatiable curiosity that remained until his death. 

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We are deeply saddened to share that Nathan Stowe Proctor, 62, son of Sherry C Proctor and Esther M Proctor, passed away on the evening of January 26 in Inverness, Florida where he made his home with the love of his life, Mary Vanderhorst Proctor.

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Arthur Andreason Secher, 95, was called home with our Lord, surrounded by his family at home on Tuesday, January 26. Born in Rockland, Maine, he was the son of Danish parents, the late Ella (Jensen) and Niels Secher. 

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Cindy Gibeley, 59, a resident of Manchester by the Sea, lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Lahey Hospital, Burlington. She is survived by many and was close to all of them. She was born in Beverly, MA on February 23, 1962 to Robert and Delores (Cashman) Gibeley.

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Det. Sgt. (Ret.) Kenneth Stanley Sucharski, wife Sharon (Michael) Sucharski, who served in the Manchester Police Department from 1972 until he retired in 2008, has died.  He was predeceased by a son, Cory M. Sucharski.

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John Frank Rezza, husband of Cynthia (Burgess) Rezza passed away Sunday, December 20 at Seacoast Nursing Home in Gloucester after a long illness.

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Robert Allan Baxter, aged 77, passed away on December 14 in Richmond, Virginia.  As only Bob would have it, he wrote his own obituary and wanted to share the following about his life and legacy.

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Cory Michael Sucharski, 43, a lifelong resident of Manchester-by-the-Sea, passed away after a brief illness Tuesday morning, December 15 at Beverly Hospital.  Born in Gloucester, he was the beloved son of Kenneth and Sharon (Michael) Sucharski of Manchester-by-the-Sea.  

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Arlene Mary Fragata Landry, beloved wife and mother and former Manchester-by-the-Sea resident, passed away peacefully at age 89 in Boca Raton, Florida on November 22, 2020 with family by her side. 

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Nancy Burrows Putnam passed away peacefully at her home in Manchester on November 14.  She was the wife of George Putnam of Manchester, who predeceased her. 

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Walter J. Lennon 88, of Byfield and formerly a Catholic priest at the Sacred Heart Church on School Street in Manchester, passed away peacefully October 29 after a few days of Hospice Care at the home of his brother. 

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John L Good III, 77, of Martin Street, Essex died peacefully on October 18 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

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Elizabeth (Roberts) Richardson, 94, died on October 9 at Seasons of Danvers with her family by her side following a long-term illness.

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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.

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Jean Draper Means, 96, of Essex and Sanibel Island, FL, beloved wife of the late Augustus G. Means, passed from this life on September 28, surrounded by her family.  

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Charles Lubicic, 97, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Pollie (Thompson) Frothingham, of Scarborough, Maine died on Monday, September 21, 2020. She was born on April 22, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts, the middle child of Richard L. and Pollie (Pierce) Thompson. 

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Manchester resident and architect Stephen Roberts Holt has died.  Holt's award-winning work and timeless sense of style has left a mark on the landscape of Cape Ann and locally from Norton’s point to Gale’s point to Eagle Head and beyond.  

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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.

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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, 

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Mrs. Nanette Gay (Killam) Ramsey, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, died peacefully, September 1, at her home after a valiant battle with numerous health challenges from a stroke in 2015.