OBITUARIES

Kevin Wood, 53

Kevin Wood, 53, of Peabody, died April 13 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a battle with cancer.Born in Lynn, son of the late Arthur Wood, Sr. and Patricia (Dolan) Wood, he was a lifelong resident of Peabody and a graduate of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School.Mr. Wood was a laborer for DNR Construction in Peabody for many years before his illness.He leaves three daughters, Brandy Cruwys of Haverhill, Nichole Wood of Billerica, and Sheri Wood of Lynn; four brothers, Arthur Wood, Jr., Robert, Michael, and Richard Wood, all of Peabody; two sisters, Patricia Nims of Peabody and Maureen Aulson of Georgetown, a granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. He was the former husband of Denise (Deveau) Wood.

 

Carolyn Tiihonen, 77

Carolyn (Smith) Tiihonen, 77, of Peabody, died April 13 while in the presence of her family. beloved wife of Desmond Tiihonen.Born in Sumter, SC, daughter of the late Joseph and Evelyn (Boykin) Smith, she grew up and attended schools there, and met her husband while working as a civilian at Shaw Air Force Base. Mrs. Tiihonen moved north to the Boston area, settling in Peabody where she lived for the last 50 years. She graduated from North Shore Community College. She loved her profession as a Nurse with the Outpatient Surgi-Center of Salem Hospital.She also leaves three daughters, Susan Jacobson of Litchfield, NH, Cynthia “Cindy” Vondenhuevel & her husband John of Titusville, FL, and Pamela Silva & her husband John of Beverly; 11 grandchildren, Brian, Nicholas, and; one great-granddaughter Addison Pittman; two sisters Betty Jo Macdonald & her husband Donald of Melbourne, FL and Evelyn Garrison & her husband Lawrence of San Antonio, TX; a sister-in-law Patricia Smith of Lexington, SC, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death, besides her parents, by a brother Benjamin Smith Memorial donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinsons Foundation, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777 or to the Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 325, Bethesda, MD 20817.

 

Claire Hanlon, 82

Claire (Mitchell) Hanlon, 82, of Peabody, died peacefully April 12 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers while in the presence of her family. She was the wife of the late Robert Hanlon.Born in Cambridge, daughter of the late John and Catherine “Dolly” (Curran) Mitchell, she grew up and attended schools there. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Boston. She later studied at Leslie CollegeMrs. Hanlon worked at Marshall’s Department Store, Madico Medical, and Deschamp’s Printing. She was also very at St. Adelaide’s Church in Peabody, where she was active in the Sodality and many other activities. She volunteered with the Home for Little Wanderers, and as a concerned parent active while her children attended St. John’s School in Peabody, and was on the St. Benedict Guild with Bishop Fenwick, and she supported the hockey program at Bishop Fenwick.She leaves three daughters and two sons, Denise Mroz and her husband John of Beverly, Joan Bedard and her husband Mark of Peabody, Patrice Hobbs and her husband Mark of Medford, Robert Hanlon, Jr. and his wife Judy of Beverly and John Hanlon and his wife Collette of Rowley; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Walsh of Cambridge, and many nieces and nephews.In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust in memory of her grandson, Matthew Hobbs, 1 Autumn St, #731, Boston, MA 02215.

 

Allston Farnsworth, 91

Allston Farnsworth, 91, a longtime Lynnfield resident, died April 11 at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody. He was the husband of Josephine (Zielinski) Farnsworth.Born in Shirley, MA, son of the late Edward A. & Edith L. (Wright) Farnsworth, Mr. Farnsworth was a graduate of Ayer High School and was retired from the General Electric Corporation of Lynn. He was a World War II veteran and served with the United States Marine Corp as a pilot. He served in the South Pacific where he participated in action in the Philippines and Solomon Islands. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Lynnfield, Shriners of Wilmington and was an active member of the Centre Congregational Church of Lynnfield.He was the brother of the late Roy Farnsworth and Eleanor Gaudette.

 

Bella Kligerman, 95

Bella (Kagan) Kligerman, 95, of Peabody, formerly of Revere & Boynton Beach, FL, died April 11. She was the wife of the late Daniel Kligerman. She leaves two sons, Dr. Barry Kligerman and his wife Vickie of Plantation, FL and Lester Kligerman and his wife Gaye of Peabody; a sister, Pearl Bass and her husband Sonny of Swampscott; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandson. She was predeceased by her siblings, Phil, Charlie and Irving Kagan.In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to the Hadassah, PO Box 745, New York, NY 10101-0745.

 

Grace Macrinotis, 90

Grace (Snipes) Macrinotis, 90, of Peabody, died with her family by her side at Brooksby Village on April 9. She was the wife of the late Louis Macrinotis.Born in Irwin, NC, daughter of the late James and Minnie (Dorman) Snipes, She was raised and educated in North Carolina. In 1950 she and her family moved to Peabody.Mrs. Macrinotis worked as a sales clerk at Empires Department Store in Salem until it’s closing and then at Filene’s at the North Shore Shopping Center in Peabody until her retirement in 1986. She was a member at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church and also a member of the Eastern Star.Mrs. Macrinotis leaves three daughters, Lana and her husband Robert Danish of Stratham, NH, Julia and and her husband Stephen Velonis of Topsfield, and Susan and her husband Robert DeVenne of West Newbury; a sister, Helen Sims of TX; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Carlyle Snipes and Paul Snipes.Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

 

Ann DeCarlo, 76

Ann (Cazzara) DeCarlo, 76, died peacefully at her home April 8 while in the presence of her family, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Frank DeCarlo.Born in Salem, daughter of the late Paul & Lena (Furfaro) Cazzara, she lived in Peabody for many years.Mrs. DeCarlo was an English teacher in the Salem School Department for 37 years until her retirement in 1999.She leaves a daughter, Dianne Whitcomb and her husband William of Peabody; three granddaughters, Ann was surrounded by her close-knit family, and predeceased by her sisters Sandra R. Walsh and Dolores E. Parsons. She is survived by her four sisters Barbara Gelineau & her husband Frank of Salem, Paula Burnham of Hudson, NH, Gloria J. Cazzara and Mary M. Cazzara both of Inverness, FL, and many nieces and nephews. Ann’s sister Barbara, her niece Terri Nadeau, dearest friend Diane McGrane and her devoted grandchildren assisted her journey home to the Lord. Cemetery, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

 

Rita Wronkowski, 84

Rita (Licciardi) Wronkowski, 84, of Peabody, died April 7 in Groveland following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Charles Wronkowski.Born in Lawrence, daughter of the late Angelo and Carolina (Grande) Licciardi, she was raised and educated in Lawrence and was a graduate of Lawrence High School, class of 1948. She lived in Peabody for over 55 years.Mrs. Wronkowski was a member of the National American Retired Federal Employees and served as sergeant of arms. She enjoyed volunteering and was a long time member for over 20 years at the Peabody Community Life Center.She leaves a son, William Wronkowski, of El Paso, TX; two daughters, Karen Percival of Groveland and Tina Wronkowski of Concord, NH; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Maurice, David, Willy, Terence, and France Licciardi and Evelyn Coco.

 

LEVINE, Rae (Levy) Of Peabody, formerly of Lynn on Monday, April 7, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Frank Levine. Loving mother of Larry S. & Debi Levine of Peabody and Rhonda F. Levine & Arieh Ullmann of Binghamton, NY. Adored grandmother of Alysha, Jessica, Melissa, Jeremy, Andrew and great grandmother of Leor, Laya and Peyton. Dear sister of Ethel Bendove of NY and Shirley Snyder of Stoughton. Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park, 41 Dedham St., Sharon on Wednesday, April 9 at 10:45am. Memorial observance through 8pm at the home of Shirley Snyder. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to acharity of your choice . Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300 www.levinechapel.com

 

SPITALERI, Robert J. Bob 63, of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Cherished son of the late Mary (Cibene) and Nicholas Spitaleri. Beloved husband of Franny (Larkin) Spitaleri. Loving step-father of James Pardi Jr. and his wife Kristyn and Jennifer Pardi Squitieri and her wife Alexa Squitieri. Cherished grandfather Pops of Juliana and Justin Pardi and Jonathan Squitieri. Caring brother of the late Nicholas Spitaleri. Also survived by his sister-in-law Bernadette Spitaleri and his nephews Derek and Joshua Spitaleri. Family and friends will honor Bobs life by gathering for calling hours in Vazzas Beechwood Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., REVERE on Monday, April 7 from 4PM to 8PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthonys Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 10AM Tuesday morning. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bobs memory to the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, PO Box 767, Framingham, MA 01701.

 

 

William Howell, 54

William Howell, Jr. 54, of Nashua, NH and formerly of Peabody, died suddenly April 8. He was the husband of Denise (Bullock) Howell of Pembroke.Born in Bethesda, MD, son of the late William W. Howell Sr. and Marilyn (Armell) Howell, he was raised and educated in Peabody and lived in Nashua for the past 14 years.After high school, he enlisted with the United States Army and was honorably discharged.Mr. Howell worked as a machinist for DevTech in Amherst, NH. He also leaves two sons, Sean Howell of Salem and William Howell III of Nashua; his daughter, Samantha Howell of Nashua; his brothers, Erin Howell and his fiancé Cynthia Degeis, and Michael and his wife Susan Howell, all of Lynn; his sister, Angela and her husband Gregory Lane of Gloucester, a granddaughter, and two step-children, Maria and Michael Currie of Pembroke. He was the former husband of Betsy Howell of Salem. He was predeceased by his second wife Stephanie (Budgell) Howell and his brother Shannon Howell.

 

Colton J. Buckley, 22, of Waterloo, N.Y., and Peabody, Mass., died, unexpectedly, Sunday (April 6, 2014) at Geneva General Hospital, Geneva, NY.If desired, contributions may be made to Colton J. Buckley Memorial Fund, c/o TD Bank, 31 Cross St., Peabody, MA. 01960.Colton was the son of Todd and Lisa Thorpe Buckley. He was born in Rochester, NY, on April 7, 1991. Colton touched many lives in his short time with us and his presence in our lives is a gift we will always be thankful for. Colton loved his years at Bishop Fenwick High School (2009) and carried fond memories of his days on the track, cross country, and baseball teams where he won many team and individual awards. His gentle personality and infectious smile will be dearly missed. Colton also had attended Salem State University, Salem, MA.He is survived by his parents, Todd and Lisa Thorpe Buckley of Peabody, Mass.; his daughter Olive Buckley of Marblehead, Mass.; three sisters, Kirsten Buckley and twin sisters, Ava and Leah Buckley of Peabody, Mass.; his maternal grandmother Mary (George) Thorpe-Jensen of Waterloo, NY; his paternal grandparents Arthur and Judith Massa Buckley of Peabody, Mass.; his paternal great-grandmother Ida Massa of Peabody, Mass.; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 

Helen T. Coughlin, 92, of Wakefield formerly of Somerville died on Monday, April 7 at Wingate at Reading.Born in Somerville on September 28, 1921, she was the daughter of the late James and Julia (McCarthy) Coughlin.Ms. Coughlin was raised and educated in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. She had worked for many years at Home Savings Bank in Boston. Ms. Coughlin enjoyed traveling to Europe. Her family would like to thank the staff at Wingate Nursing Center in Reading for her care over the past three years.Ms. Coughlin is survived by her brother James Coughlin of Lynnfield and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her three brothers; Jeremiah Coughlin, Daniel Coughlin and Richard Coughlin.