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John Hines, 54

John Hines, 54, of Peabody, died Nov. 16 surrounded by his famly at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers. He was the husband of Joanne (Thomaszewski) Hines.

Born in Boston, son of Ryland Hines and the late Jean (Acker) Hines, he was raised in Saugus and graduated from Saugus High School Class of 1978. Prior to his moving to Peabody in 1996, he resided in Chelsea and Saugus.

Mr. Hines was employed for over 25 years as a glazier at Peabody Glass in Peabody until retiring in 2009 due to his failing health.

He also leaves a son, Jonathan Hines of Reading; a sister Nancy Hines-Suarez and her husband John of Saugus; and many nieces and nephews. John’s family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday,

A celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, November 20, at noon at Conway-Cahill Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody.




Mary Ellen Roche, 82

Mary Ellen (O'Connor) Roche, 82, of Peabody, passed away peacefully at home on Nov 12. She was the wife of the late James Roche.

Born in Ireland, daughter of the late Bridget (Doherty) and Peter O'Connor, she arrived in the United States at age 18 in 1951 under the sponsorship of her uncle Thomas O’Connor  She settled in Peabody.

She worked for many years at the Liberty Pavilion Nursing Home, the New England Home for the Deaf and the former J.B. Thomas Hospital in Peabody.

She leaves three children, Michael with his wife Sharyn Roche of Pelham, NH, Daniel Roche of Peabody and Kathleen and her husband Robert Segura of Ballston Spa, NY; three grandchildren; her siblings, Peggy and her husband Tony Jones, Kathleen and her husband Peter Corcoran of England, John and his wife Ellen O’Connor, Ann and her husband Ted Kelly and Lily O’Connor of Ireland. She was predeceased by her brother Daniel of Ireland.

Those wishing to make a donation in lieu of flowers may do so to The New England Home for the Deaf, Danvers, MA. Visit for more information.


Henry Lowey, 83

Henry Lowey, 83, of Lynnfield, died Nov. 12 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Elaine (Feldman) Lowey.

Born in Vienna, Austria, son of the  Frederick and Olga Lowey, he immigrated to the USA in 1940 with his family. They settled in Manhattan and later in Queens, NY. He graduated from Brooklyn Tech HS, New York University and Northeastern University, where he received his master’s degree. 

Mr. Lowey moved to Lynnfield in 1959. He worked as a Mechanical Engineer at General Electric in Lynn for 42 years until his retirement in 1995. He was an active member of the ELFUN Society of GE.

Mr. Lowey was very involved in the Republican Town Committee.

He also eaves his daughters, Denise and her husband Ken Utterback of Wakefield, Stephanie and her husband Joe Harne of Dracut, Diane and her husband Bill Stumpp of Temecula, CA and Melissa and her husband Kevin Kustka of Lynnfield; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was also predeceased by his brother, Curtis.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Massachusetts General Hospital Oncology Department 102 Endicott St. Danvers, MA 01923 ATTN: Jovina Tartentino or Care Dimensions 75 Sylvan St. Danvers, MA 01923.


Virginia Boulakes, 91

Virginia “Jennie” (Pappas) Boulakes, 91, of Peabody, died Nov. 11 at Rosewood Nursing Center in Peabody. She was the wife of the late George Boulakes.

Born in Peabody, daughter of the late Andrew and Constantina (Papavasilopoulou) Pappas, she  was raised in Peabody, graduated from Peabody High School and was a lifelong resident of the city.

Mrs. Boulakes workedcareer as an assembler at GTE Sylvania in Salem, and later as a clerk at Jordan Marsh in Peabody. She was an active member and volunteer at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church in Peabody, and volunteered endless hours working with special needs children.

She leaves five nephews and a niece. She was also predeceased by her son, Stephen Boulakes and her sister Helen Booza.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, ,480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.


Manuel Couto, 79

Manuel Couto, 79, of Peabody, passed away on Nov. 10 at the North Shore Medical Center-Salem Hospital with his family by his side. He was the husband of Isaura (Rodrigues) Couto.

Born in Portugal, son of the late Virginio & Clara (Peixoto) Couto, he was raised there until moving to the United States 46 years ago.   While in Peabody, Mr. Couto worked at Tan-Rite Leather prior to his retirement. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church and a member of the Holy Ghost Society, both in Peabody.

He also leaves his children, Emanuel Couto and his wife Paula of Peabody, Claude Couto of Peabody, Arthur Couto and his wife Kimberly of Newtown, NH, and Maria Yeaton and her husband Scott of Peabody; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two sisters Maria  Vidinha and Maria Silva.


Memorial Contributions can be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave. Suite 2, Norwood,MA 02062.


Theodore Mandragouras, 93

Theodore “Mandy” “Teddy” Mandragouras, 99, of Lynnfield and formerly of Peabody, passed away last week. He was the husband of the late Joanne (Scangas) Mandragouras.

Son of the late George and Helen (Griveas) Mandragouras, he moved to Peabody at an early age.

Mr. Mandragouras attended the Peabody Public Schools and later worked for the AC Lawrence Leather Company and the city of Peabody.  He also was a lifelong member of St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church where he served on the parish council and was instrumental in the building of the educational center.  He was also a member of the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1945 and he was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Peabody

He leaves his daughters, Elaine Daileanes and her husband Charles of Lexington, Katherine Mandragouras of Lynnfield; a son George Mandragouras and his wife Jeanette of Peabody; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

He was predeceased by his sister Georgia Miragias and is survived by his sister Mary Psalides, his brothers Peter and his wife Vivian and Harry and his wife Joni.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the St. Vasilios Handicapped Accessibility  Fund, 5 Paleologos St., Peabody, MA 01960. 


Michael Flynn, 81

Michael Flynn, Jr., 81, of Peabody, formerly of Beverly, died Nov. 11 at Lahey Clinic North in Peabody. He was the husband of Joyce Flynn.

Mr. Flynn was president of John Flynn & Sons Leather Tannery of Salem.

He also leaves his daughters, Cynthia Flynn of Alexandria, VA and Suzanne Flynn-Perrotta and her husband Steven of Dracut; his sons, Michael Flynn III and his wife Sherry of Milford, N.H. and Richard  Flynn of Salem; a granddaughter; a sister Florence Flynn of Boston; a brother John Flynn of Middleton and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Patrick Henry Flynn, and the grandfather of the late Erin Elyse Flynn.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Michael's memory to Gateways Community Services, 144 Canal Street, Nashua, NH 03064.


Arliene Thorn

Arliene (Dodge) Thorn, of Peabody, formerly of Lynnfield and Reading, died Nov. 11. She was the wife of the late Raymond  Thorn.

She leaves her children, Raymond Thorn, Jr. and his wife Ann of Granbury TX, William Thorn and his wife Nancy of North Reading, Sally Luzietti and her husband Richard of Plainville, CT, and Nancy Turner of Fairfax, VA; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.



Marie Regan, 76

Marie Regan, 76, of Peabody, died Nov. 10 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center Hospital in Burlington following a brief illness.    Born in Boston, daughter of the late Edward and Louise (Giordano) Nuzzo, she grew up in the North End of Boston, and graduated from Girls Catholic High School in Roxbury.

She lived in Peabody for many years. 

She leaves a son, Ed Regan and his wife Nancy of Peabody;  two grandchildren;  a sister Alice De Marco of North End, Boston;  two brothers, Eddie Nuzzo of Medford and Frank “Butchie” Nuzzo of East Boston, and she leaves several nieces & nephews.


Carol Moran, 71

Carol Moran, 71, of Peabody, formerly of Revere, died Nov. 10.  She was the wife of the late William Moran.

Daughter of the late Sussie (Catalano) Long, she leaves a daughter,   Kathleen LaCivita; two grandchildren and a brother, Robert Long, as well as several nieces and nephews. 


Richard Wills, 88

Richard Wills, 88, of Boston, passed away peacefully in Boston Nov. 88. He was the husband of the Janet (Gardner) Wills and the late Phyllis (Treadway) O'Toole Wills.

Born in Melrose, son of the late Royal Barry Wills and Marguerite (Waggett) Wills, he He was a graduate of Melrose High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Richard received his bachelor of arts from Tufts University, and his architectural education from the Boston Architectural Center, now known as the Boston Architectural College. He joined his father's architecture firm, Royal Barry Wills and Associates in 1952 and became an associate in 1958. In 1962, he became full partner and continued working as principal of the firm until his passing. Mr. Wills practiced architecture for over 60 years designing houses and projects throughout the United States. His custom residential designs drew inspiration from Early American architecture.

Mr. Wills was inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame in 2008 and his designs were chosen as the House of the Year by Country Living Magazine in both 1989 and 1991. His work was also featured on the television program, Bob Vila's Home Again in 2002. He authored three books on residential design: At Home in New England (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013), Houses for Good Living (Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1993), and More Houses for Good Living (Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1968). His work was also published in numerous books, magazines and newspapers. Mr. Wills was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Preservation Alliance and served as a Commissioner on the City of Boston's Beacon Hill Architectural Commission. At the Boston Architectural Center, he served on the membership Committee and as class advisor. Additionally, he was a longtime member of the American Institute of Architects.

He leaves his children, Sarah Wills-Viega and her husband Steve of Walpole, Maine, and Jessica Wills-Lipscomb and her husband Doug; two grandchildren; a brother, Charles Wills and his wife Arnie of Lynnfield, his step-daughters Sally Whitesell and Ellen Hoeffel and many nieces and nephews. All are invited to gather in honor and remembrance of Mr. Wills’s life at King's Chapel, 58 Tremont St., Boston, MA where his memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. Donations in honor of his memory may be made to Historic New England for the Royal Barry Wills Archive Fund, 141 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114.