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Joan Biggio, 80

Joan (Moore) Biggio, 80, of Peabody, died Oct. 6. She was the wife of the late Alphonsus Biggio.

She leaves two daughters, Rosemary Samson and her husband Roger of Lynnfield, and Maureen Preczewski and her husband Robert of Marblehead; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; her siblings, Barbara Piccolo and her husband Morris, Nancy Roy, James Moore and his wife Patricia; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughters Andrea Rooney and Nancy Ellen Biggio and her brother, John Moore.

Those who prefer may make donations to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923 or The Angel Fund, 649 Main St., Wakefield, MA.


Richard Landau

Richard Landau, of Peabody and formerly of Lexington, died Oct. 4. He was the husband of Ann (Daniels) Landau.

He also leaves two daughters, Ruth Ross and her husband David and Esther Landau and her wife Caroline Pincus; five grandchildren and three brothers, Louis, Martin and Sidney

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Brooksby Village Staff Appreciation Fund, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody, MA 01960.


Richard Brodeur, 82

Richard Brodeur, of Peabody and formerly of Worcester, died Oct. 6 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a long illness.  He was the husband of Natalie (Kozlowski) Brodeur.

Born in Worcester, son of the late Francis and Alma (Metivier) Brodeur,   He was raised and educated in Worcester and was a graduate of Assumption High School, class of 1950.  He continued his education at Assumption College and received his bachelor’s degree.

Mr. Brodeur was a manager of the Texaco gas station in Stoneham before retiring in 2000.  He enjoyed traveling on

He also leaves his step-son Steven Doucette of Peabody and by his brother David and his wife Lucy Brodeur of Worcester and also by several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brother Ronald Brodeur.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St.,, Danvers, MA 01923.  



Howard Rosenkranz, 96

Howard Rosenkranz, 96, of Peabody, formerly of Lexington, died Oct. 4. He was the husband of the late Evelyn (Karp) Rosenkranz.

He leaves a daughter, Linda Silverstein and her husband Peter of Canton; a son, Eric Rosenkranz and his wife Ellen of Singapore; a sister, Constance Tenenbaum of NJ; a brother, Mike Rosenkranz of FL; there grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.


Dwight James, 71

Dwight James, 71, of Georgetown and formerly of Peabody, died Oct. 5 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital following a brief illness.

Born in Salem, son of the late Irving and Ruth (Hulbert) James, he was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody High School. He has lived in Georgetown for the past 30 years.


After graduating high school, Mr. James enlisted with the United States Coast Guard and served during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1972.  He later attended Salem State College and Burdett College.

Mr. James was employed as a traveling road salesman selling Ford Motorcraft Parts. He enjoyed cooking and was h.

He leaves two sons, Darren James of CA and Todd James of Bridgewater, and his six grandchildren, and also by his beloved companion of 30 years, Diane Martin of Georgetown, her daughter Theresa Clark and her children Alissa and Keith and their children.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. 



Raymond Bambini, 53

Raymond Bambino, 53, of Peabody, formerly of Hyde Park, passed away on Sept. 24.

Son of Robert Bambini or Norwood and the late Marie (Peseri) Bambini, he leaves his siblings, Christine Bartolomeo of Peabody, Robert Bambini of Norwood, Laura Black of Westwood; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Bambini was a member of Local 22 Laborers Union.


Richard Bongette, 75

Richard Bongette, 75, of Hamilton, died Oct. 8 at the Beverly Hospital after a five year battle with COPD.   He was the husband of Annette (Brown) Bongette.

Born in Peabody, son of the late Adam and Florence (Larrabee) Bongette, he was raised and educated in Peabody and had resided for many years in Hamilton.

Mr. Bongette had been a truck driver for White Fuel Company of South Boston for 38 years prior to his retirement 20 years ago.   He had managed Seven Acres Horse Farm in Hamilton for many years and along with his wife, Annette, had been foster parents to many medically challenged children helping them to cope with their illnesses.   



He also leaves his children, Pamela Walker and her husband James of Camp Hill, PA, Patti Ann Ostrowski of St. Petersburg, FL, Rick Gauthier and his wife Maureen of Danvers, Brian Gauthier and his wife Joanne, Karen Gauthier and her partner Dennis; Kathleen Erkkila and her husband Eric and Amber Gomez all of  Peabody, Becky Gauthier/Peckham and her husband Carl of Rowley, Lindsey Bongette and Roger Thompson both of Hamilton; a sister Barbara Tracchia of Peabody and several grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of your choice.