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Joanne Zawacki, 64

Joanne (Tracchia) Zawacki, 64, of Peabody, died Jan. 24 surrounded by her family at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a brief illness.

Born in Salem, daughter of the late Quintino and Marion (Donnelly) Tracchia, she was a life long resident of Peabody and a graduate of Peabody High School, class of 1968.

Mrs. Zawack worked with the telephone company for many years and finally before retiring she was the director of operations at Atlantic Interstate Messengers in Woburn.

She leaves a son, Peabody police Sgt. Eric Zawacki of Danvers; her brother, Michael Tracchia of Tampa, FL; her sister, Ellen Shaw of Peabody and by many nieces and nephews to whom she was very close.

Her funeral will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by her funeral Mass at 10 at St. Ann’s Church, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.

Expressions of sympathy can be made in her name to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.  

 

Mary Murphy, 70

Mary (Hardy) Murphy, 70, of Peabody, died Jan. 24 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Arthur Murphy.

Born in Lynn, daughter of the late Francis Hardy and Elinor (Galvin) Cloutier-Hardy, she was raised in Lynn and attended St. Patrick’ Grammar School and St. Mary’s Girls High School, class of 1962.

She also leaves a son, Michael Murphy of Plaistow, New Hampshire; two granddaughters; her brothers Francis Hardy and his wife Ellen of Peabody and Thomas Hardy and his wife Eileen of Reading; her sister Ann Jones and her husband Alfred of Hampstead, NH, and many nieces, nephews, cousins. She was predeceased by her sister Eileen Brown, her brother William H. Hardy

Her funeral will be held on Friday at 10:30 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody followed by her funeral Mass at 11:30 at St. Adelaide’s Church, Lowell St., Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM.

Sally Cassidy, 61

Sally “Mimi” (Galvin) Cassidy, 61, of Peabody, died Jan. 21 at Massachusetts General Hospital with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Edward Cassidy, Jr..

Born in Salem, daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Hannon) Galvin, she was raised in Peabody and graduated from Peabody High School in 1971 and was a lifelong resident of the city.

Mrs. Cassidy was employed 15 years as an assistant bank manager at Heritage Co-Operative Bank in Salem until 2000. Following her high school graduation and prior to her marriage, she

Sally leaves a daughter, Courtney and her husband William Newberg of Peabody; two grandsons; her sister and husband, Mary Fran and John Shirley of Portsmouth, NH, a brother and his wife, Michael and Diane Galvin of Nashua, NH; many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her brother John “Jack” Galvin. 

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to have memorial contributions made in her name to MGH, C/O Cardiology Department, www.massgeneral.org , Boson, MA.

 

 

Mary Wood, 93

Mary Wood, 93, of Peabody, died peacefully Jan. 22 at her home following a long illness. She was the wife of Frederic Wood.

Born in Marblehead, daughter of the late Alfred and Hazel (Stever) Garcelon, Mrs. Wood was a graduate of Salem High School, and for the past 50 years lived in Peabody.

She also leaves a son, Frederic H. Wood, Jr. and his partner James Wilkins of Washington. She was predeceased by her daughter Karen Wood, and her six siblings, Raymond, James, Edward, Elizabeth, Helen and Beatrice.

 Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s  Association 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472  

 

Joseph Medina, 58

Joseph Medina, Jr., 58, of Peabody, died Jan. 21 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, following a brief illness. He was the husband of Bonnie (Leyendecker) Medina.

Born in Salem, son of the late Joseph A Medina, Sr., and Helen (Sullivan) Medina, he was a lifelong resident of Peabody and a graduate of Essex Agricultural and Technical School and later received his associates degree from North Shore Community College.

Mr. Medina was first employed as a mechanic for Small Wheels in Salem, and then continued to work several mechanic jobs before he finally became a facilities manager at North Shore Community College in Danvers. 

He also leaves a son, Major Adam Medina, USAF of Korea; two s daughters, Sarah Stiefel  and Mariah Medina, both of Peabody; two brothers, Charles Medina of Peabody and Brian Medina of Salisbury; a sister, Brenda Melendez of Barre, and a grandson.

Expressions of sympathy can be made in his name to the Kaplan

Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.

 

 

Linda Binette-King, 66

Linda Binette-King, 66, of Peabody, died suddenly at her home Jan. 19 following a lengthy illness.

Born in Malden, daughter of the late Reginald and Carrie (Winchell) Binette, she grew up Lynn and graduated from Lynn Classical High School. hool.  She lived in Lynn many years, then moved to Arizona where she lived for years.  She returned to the North Shore, living in Peabody for the last 12 years.

She was a manager with Dunkin’ Donuts in Lynn before working at West Lynn Creamery.  She later worked with Richdale Stores as a manager before moving to Arizona.   She worked for K-B Toys in Arizona several years as a Store Manager before moving back to Peabody and retired.

She leaves a stepfather, Sidney French of AZ;  two sisters Diane Chalmers of Peabody and Theresa Harris of AZ, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death, besides her mother and father, by two brothers Ronald Binette and Reginald Binette, Jr.