Leanora Atkinson, 84

Leanora ((Aucella) Atkinson, 84, of Peabody died July 8 at her home with her family at her side after a lengthy illness.   She was the wife of 63 years of James Atkinson Jr.

Born in Charlestown, daughter of the late Philip and Jennie (Lupo) Aucella, she grew up in Saugus and graduated from Saugus High School. She later lived in Stoneham before moving to Peabody 59 years ago.

In addition to her husband, she leaves three daughters, Joanne Andrews of Branford, Ct., Corinne Corsino and her husband Louis and Deborah Silvia and her husband Michael all of North Reading; six grandchildren; a sister, Lorraine Burr of Stoneham, and many nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Thomas Aucella Sr. and Elvera “Chickie” Aucella.

Those who prefer may make donations to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 in her memory. 



Wilfred Thibodeau, 92

Wilfred “Tibby” Thibodeau, 92, of Peabody, died peacefully July 7 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers while in the comforting presence of his family. He was the husband of the late Beatrice (Dumas) Thibodeau.

    Born in Annapolis Royale, Digby County, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Amos and Beatrice (Surette) Thibodeau.  He grew up in Lynn where he graduated from Lynn English High School. He lived in Peabody for nearly 70 years.  He attended Salem State College & Boston University for his teaching degrees.

    As part of The Greatest Generation, Mr. Thibodeau was a veteran of World War II with service in the United States Navy.   He served during the D-Day Invasion on Omaha Beach.

    “Tibby”, as he was affectionately known, was a very skilled carpenter and was a teacher at Peabody Vocational High School for house & mill carpentry.

    Besides his talents in home building, he had a top reputation for skate sharpening as many North Shore hockey players had him service their skates. He also loved greeting people and helped at Home Depot on Route 1 Southbound in Danvers.

    He leaves two sons, Peabody Police Officer James Thibodeau and his wife Julie and Daniel Thibodeau, all of Peabody;  a daughter Arlene Broughton and her husband Brody Broughton of Peabody; five grandchildren, Thad Broughton, Taryn Broughton, Tory Broughton, Blaine Thibodeau and Drew Thibodeau;  three great-grandchildren;  one sister Jean Allard of Chicago, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death, besides his wife and parents, by his sisters Margaret Ann Quinn and Jeannette Tatroult, and brothers Roy and Albert.

Memorial donations may be made to either Haven from Hunger through St. Ann’s Church Mission, 141 Lynn St., Peabody, MA 01960 or to Kaplan Family Hospice House c/o Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.


Anna Krawczyk, 88

Anna C. Krawczyk, 88, of Peabody, died July 8 with her family by her side at Hathorne Hill Genesis Healthcare in Danvers. She was the wife of the late Walter Krawczyk.

Born in Peabody, daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Sobutka) Pietraszek, she was raised and educated in Peabody where she resided for most of her life before moving to Danvers in 2008.

She was employed for many years as an assembler at Hottwat in Danvers until 1989.

Mrs. Krawczyk was a member of the PLAV Auxiliary, and was very active with the Ladies Guild and Holy Rosary Society at St. Joseph’s Church before its closing. For many years she cooked golumkies for the church festival and for the Polish booth at the Peabody International Festival. She also attended functions at the Golden Agers, the Peabody Council on Aging and as hobbies loved to travel and play bingo.

She leaves her children, Karen Tatro and her husband Warren of Peabody, and Richard Krawczyk and his companion Nancy Bourque of Hampstead, NH; her five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren,  and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Walter J. Krawczyk, Jr., a grandson Michael and her siblings Wanda, Michael, Stephanie, Helen, John, and Josephine.

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


Lillian Wall, 85

Lillian (Mansfield) Wall, 85, of Peabody, died July 6 in Beverly Hospital after a short illness. She was the  wife of the late Francis Wall.


Born in Lynn, daughter of the late Richard and Ethel (Dwinell) Mansfield of Lynn, she was raised in Lynn and attended Lynn schools.

She leaves two sons, Thomas and his wife Donna of Nashua, NH and Kevin and his wife Mary Ann of Amesbury; two daughters, Debra Bridgham and her husband William of Lynn and Cathy  Psehoyas and her husband Peter of Georgetown; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews; and her twin sister Dorothy Sparks of Saint Cloud, FL. She was predeceased by her siblings, Gloria Negri, Everett Mansfield, Ethel Stark, Irene Way, and Henry Mansfield.

A memorial service will take place at a later time. Burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery where her remains will be placed alongside her late husband’s. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent to the National Stroke Association, Arrangements entrusted to Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St, Lynn, MA 01904. For online memorial and guestbook, please visit




Helen Vlasuk, 97

Helen (Coffin) Vlasuk, 97, of Peabody, died July 5 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a short illness.   She was the wife of the late Julius Vlasuk.

Born in Marblehead, daughter of the late Arvid and Mildred Coffin, she was raised in Salem graduating from Salem High School.  She had resided most of her life in Peabody.

Mrs. Vlasuk was active in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in She had attended the Roger Trask Day Care Center in Peabody for many years.

She leaves three grandchildren, Frederick J. Vlasuk Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Lynn, James Vlasuk and his wife Laura of Everett and Catherine Vlasuk of Dedham, and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Frederick J. Vlasuk and the sister of the late Priscilla Pelletier, Virginia Martin and Mary Coffin.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 in her memory. 


Mary Mallas, 84

Mary (Pappadopoulos) Mallas, 84, of Peabody, died July 4 at home following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late William Mallas.

Born in Cambridge, daughter of the late Theoffanes and Catherine (Demetropolou) Pappadopoulos, she grew up in Cambridge where she attended schools.  She lived in Peabody for 62 years.

She leaves four sons, Thomas Mallas and his wife Laurie of Swampscott, Alan Mallas and his fiancée Cheryl Ampuja, Theodore Mallas and Steven Mallas all of Peabody; a daughter Kathryn Mallas of Pittsburgh;  two grandchildren; a sister, Carole Speliotis of Danvers, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.



Robert Turner, 60

Robert Turner, 60, of Lynn, died July 4 at his home, following an extended illness.

    Born in Lynn, son of Joanne (Perry) Turner of Peabody and the late Eldon “Sonny” Turner, he grew up in Peabody where he attended schools, then graduated from Lynn Tech Culinary Institute.  

    Mr. Turner worked for many years as a pastrycChef for the Towne Lynne House in Peabody/Lynnfield on Route 1.  He later worked with the King’s Grant in Danvers. He was honored by receiving an award from the Boston Globe for baking the pecan rolls that so many enjoyed.

He also leaves two sisters, Nancy Turner Bonfiglio of Peabody and Patricia Turner-Logue of Salem;  two brothers James Turner and David Turner, both of Peabody; two aunts, Nancy McGaughy of Lynn and Mae Doherty of FL, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.



Brian Shea, 58

Brian Shea, 58, of Davie, Florida, formerly of Peabody, passed away after a lengthy illness on July 2 surrounded by his family and friends. He was the husband of Kathleen (Wiswall-Bourque) Shea.

Son of the late Francis and Lois (Sonnabend) Shea, he graduated from Peabody High School and worked for HP for 25 years. 

    He also leaves his sister, Karen L’Italien of Beverly and a brother, Kevin Shea and his wife Kelli of Miami, FL; a son,  Jason Bourque and his wife Lillibeth of Plantation, FL and daughters, Jessica Bourque of Kailua, Hawaii and Aimee Shea; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Kaplan Family Hospice House c/o Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.