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Charles Lindberg, 82

Charles Lindberg, 82, of Peabody, died peacefully Oct. 24 while in the presence of his family. He was the husband of Eleanor (Murphy) Lindberg.

Born in Worcester, son of the late John and Marion (Sibley) Lindberg, he grew up there and graduated from Classical High School, Class of 1950.  He graduated from Wentworth Institute, Class of 1952. After the Korean War, he studied at Northeastern University. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War.  He was a corporal upon his discharge

Mr. Lindberg was an engineer with General Electric in Lynn for 40 years and retired 20 years ago.

He also leaves two sons, Charles Lindberg, Jr. of CT and John Lindberg of Peabody;  three daughters, Sharon Griffin of Millis, Susan Buck of Salisbury, and Diane Rule of Reading;  11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death, besides his parents, by his daughter Patricia Lindberg.

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


Dorothy Buckley, 91

Dorothy (Connolly) Buckley, 91, of Peabody and formerly of Boston and Dorchester, passed away Oct. 23 at Continuing Care at Brooksby Village.  She was the wife of the late Daniel Buckley.

Born in Boston, daughter of the late Edward and Helen (Katon) Connolly, she was raised and educated in Boston and Dorchester and was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School for Girls. She had lived in Peabody for over 50 years.

Mrs. Buckley worked at the Oliver Tool Company which made parts for the United States Navy during WWII.  She later was employed for the Bayco Company in Peabody, and finally before retiring, she worked for 11 years at General Electric in Lynn.

Mrs. Buckley was an active member at St. Ann’s Church, Peabody.

She leaves her son James and his wife Elaine Buckley of Billerica; a brother, Robert Connolly of Weymouth; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Edward Buckley, brothers Edward and James Connolly and sister Helen Stoltz.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:  Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970    website:


Joanne Eppinger, 77

Joanne (Maroney) Eppinger, 77, of Peabody, died early Oct. 22 at the Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital following a long illness.  She was the wife of the late Ed Eppinger.

Born in Peabody, daughter of the late Timothy and Josephine Maroney, she was a life long resident of Peabody and a graduate of Peabody High School, class of 1954. 

Mrs. Maroney worked for a brief time at the former J.B. Thomas Hospital in Peabody. 

She leaves four sons, Michael and his wife Gloria Eppinger, Edward Eppinger, and Robert Eppinger, all of Peabody and Matthew Eppinger of Quincy; a daughter, Erin and her husband Clair Doser of Mokena, IL; a brother, Timothy Maroney of Peabody; and four grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and by several nieces and nephews.  Her sisters Mary Eppinger, Kay Summit and Peggy Shaw predeceased her.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Spalding Hospital North Shore, 2Nd Floor Nurses, Dove Ave., Salem, MA 01970. 


Alberta Boylan, 92

Alberta (Jackson) LeCain Boylan, 92, of Peabody, died Oct. 22 at Salem Hospital following a brief illness.  She was the wife of the late Robert LeCain, Sr., and then Frederick Boylan.

Born in Peabody, daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Yanusis) Jackson, she was a lifelong resident of Peabody and a graduate of Peabody High School.

Mrs. Boylan was employed for over 20 years as a sales associate at the Filene’s Store in Peabody before retiring. 

She leaves a sister, Lillian Murphy of Peabody; a granddaughter; two step=children; eight step-granchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her son Robert E. LeCain, Jr., her sisters, Mary Budka, and Marcella Imondi, her brother Raymond Jackson, and a step daughter.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to a charity of one’s choice. 



Maureen Hanna, 54

Maureen Hanna, 54, of Peabody, died Oct. 16 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center Hospital in Burlington following consequences from an accident at her home Oct. 14. She was the life partner of Nancy Kucker.

Born in Rockville Center, NY, daughter of Solita (Murauaga) Hanna of Pennsylvania and the late John Hanna.   She grew up there and graduated from Rockville Center High School.   She then graduated from Molley College, and studied in graduate school at Simmons College in Boston and earned her CAGS Degree from Salem State College.

She was a schoolteacher with the eabody Public Schools for 15 years.   She started at the Burke School, and was special education for 12 years until recently changing to the McCarthy School and taught third grade until retiring with a disability.

She also leaves a brother, John Hanna of FL;  three sisters, Terri Vasalotto of PA, Liz Hanna of Portland, ME, and Solita Hanna of PA;  several nieces and nephews.

Those who wish may make memorial donations in her memory to the McCarthy School PTO, 76 Lake St., Peabody, MA 01960.


Wallace L’Italien, 92

Wallace L’Italien, 92, of Peabody, died Oct. 18 at the Pilgrim Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center. He was the husband of the late Mary (Madruga) L’Italien.

Born in Salem, son of the late William and Lucy (Bernard) L’Italien, h grew up in Salem and attended St. Anne’s School.

Mr. L’Italien went to work early as many in his generation did, and found work in  restaurants as a bus boy and prep cook.   He developed his cooking skills and was a chef, working at several of the North Shore’s top restaurants.  An entrepreneur at heart, he opened Wally’s Restaurant for six years along with his wife Mary, on Mill Hill along Washington St. in Salem.  They later opened another, this time called Mary’s Restaurant on Essex St. in Salem, which he operated for 20 years, retiring in 1986.  He kept busy working part-time jobs into his 80's.  

He leaves a daughter, Joanne Solovicos and her husband James of Peabody; two sons, Roger and his wife Sally L’Italien of Danvers and Paul L’Italien & his life partner Rita Karber of Yukon, OK;  five grandchildren;  five great-grandchildren, and also many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death, besides his wife and parents, by brothers Robert, Hector, Roger, and Leo L’Italien.

Memorial donations may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or to Pilgrim House Activities Fund, 96 Forest St., Peabody, MA 01960.


James Slattery, 69

James Slattery, 69, of Peabody, died at his home Oct. 15. He was the husband of Virginia (Hill) Slattery.

Born in Lynn, son of the late John and Edna (Morley) Slattery, he grew up there and attended Lynn schools.

Mr. Slattery worked for General Electric from a welder up to an inspector with quality control, and in buildings 67 and 40.   He retired 13 years ago.

Mr. Slattery was a  member of the union, IUE CWA local 201. He was a member of St. Ann’s Church in Peabody. He

He also leaves a son James Slattery, Jr. of Kingston, NH;  a daughter Caroline Sorell and her husband Edwin of Peabody;  five grandchildren;  two brothers William Slattery of Saugus and John Slattery of Lynn;  three sisters Judith Rouleau of Saugus, Juanita Phillips of Lynn, and Paulette Comeau of Andover, and many nieces and nephews.

 Memorial donations may be made to an organization of one’s choice that supports cognitive/brain issues.