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Betty Hayter, 90, of Lynnfield, died Oct. 19 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was the wife of the late Charles Hayter.

Born in Seattle, daughter of the late Arthur and Jeanette (Day) Ellenson, she was raised in Seattle and later Sacramento, CA. She served as a WAVE in the US Navy during WWII.

Upon moving to Massachusetts, she pursued her degree at Endicott College in Beverly and later attended Boston University. While living in Lynnfield, she became an active member in the Centre Congregational Church and was the acting chairwoman on of the Lynnfield Council on Aging for many years. Before her retirement, Mrs. Hayter worked for 20 years as the assistant town clerk for the Town of Lynnfield.

She leaves her children, Peggy Batchelder and her husband Roger of Lynnfield, Charles Hayter and his wife Sherrill of No. Reading, Lori Giarrusso and her husband Richard, Jr. of Haverhill and Nancy Ricci and her husband Paul of Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late Curtis Ellenson.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave. Wakefield on Friday from 4-7 p.m. Her memorial service will be held in the Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer St., Lynnfield on Sunday at 1 p.m. Interment will be private.




Wanda Monkiewicz, 94

Wanda Monkiewicz, 94, of Lynnfield, passed away Oct. 19  at home surrounded by her family.  She was the wife of the late Romuald Monkiewicz.

Born in Lawrence, daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Kuharewicz) Alin, she was raised in Lawrence, attended Holy Trinity Parochial School and Lawrence High School, graduating with the class of 1937.  She continued her education in nursing at Boston City Hospital Nurse Training, completing her courses and becoming a registered nurse in 1941. She worked as a private duty nurse during the 1940s and after starting her family she continued nursing at Winchester Hospital during the 60’s and she was a school nurse with the Lawrence Public Schools from 1972-1982.

Mrs. Monkiewicz leaves her children, Romuald “Ray” Monkiewicz and his wife Nancy of Ipswich, Dorothy Colcord and her husband Bill of Chelmsford, Joseph Monkiewicz and his wife Nancy of Revere and Michael Monkiewicz of Lynnfield; 12 grandchildren, including Matthew Monkiewicz and his wife Jenn of Lynnfield; many great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Robert Reed, 73

Robert Reed, 73, of Lynnfield, passed away Oct. 18. He was the husband of Lorraine (Festa) Reed.

Born in Lynn, son of the late James and Evadell (Bagley) Reed, he graduated from Lynn Vocational High School, Class of 1959. Mr. Reed enlisted in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam War veteran. After the war, he enrolled and graduated from East Coast Aerotech in 1966 and graduated from Northeastern University in 1976. Mr. Reed worked at General Electric for over 33 years before his retirement in 2001. He was a member of the Elfin Society at GE.

Mr. Reed also leaves two children; Derek Reed and his wife Ruthann and Michelle (Reed) Hazelwood and her husband Jeffrey; four grandchildren; a brother, James Reed and his wife Paula; and several nieces and nephews. 

His funeral service will be held at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Saturday at noon. Visitation prior to the service beginning at 9.




Lionel Camire, 90

Lionel Camire, 90, of Peabody and formerly of Salem, passed away Oct. 15 with his family by his side at the Peabody Glen Nursing Home in Peabody following a brief illness.  He was the  husband of Mary (Ryan) Camire and was predeceased by his first wife Ann (Tower) Camire in 1971.

Born in Marblehead, son of the late Joseph and Mary Camire, he was raised and educated in Salem and had lived in Peabody for the past 20 years.

Mr. Camire was a disabled veteran who served during World War II with the United States Army and was honorably discharged in March of 1944.

He was the owner of Camire & Sons General Contracting for more than 40 years in Salem.  He was a member of AA Grey Croft Club in Beverly for over 50 years.

He also leaves his children, Richard, Walter, Thomas, Claudette, Elaine, Bobby, Jan, Rosemary, Kathy, Jimmy and Mary; 31 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his son Donald Camire and by his eight siblings. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Calvary Christian Church, 47 Grove St., Lynnfield, MA 01940.  


Emma Nataupsky

Emma (Cooper) Nataupsky, 101, of Peabody, died Oct. 15 at Aviv Centers.

Born in Malden, daughter of the late Ida and Samuel Cooper, she leaves two children, Selma Lerner and her husband Harold of NC and Lieber Nataupsky and his wife Marjorie of Marblehead; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Harold. Mrs. Nataupsky was involved with the NSJCC and True Sisters organizations.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Adam Friedman Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1493, Ogunquit, ME 03907.


Sebastian Avellino, Jr. 76

Sebastian Avellino Jr., 76, of Peabody and formerly of Revere, died peacefully Oct. 13 at his residence with his family at his side.  He was the husband of Jane (Connolly) Avellino.

Born in Winthrop, son of the late Sebastian (Sam) Sr. and Margaret (Buttrick) Avellino Sr., she lived in Revere most of his life before moving to Peabody 11 years ago.

He had operated the Avellino Motorcycle Sales and Service Co store that his father had started for 30 years prior to his retirement in 2008.

Following his retirement, he assisted his wife her Waggin Tails Pet Sitting Service in Peabody.  He had been a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the US Army prior to his discharge in 1966.

Mr. Avellino also leaves a daughter, Angel Bart and her husband Thomas of Raymond, NH; a son, Leo St. Pierre and his wife Sandra of Peabody; a brother Rocco Avellino of Lynn,  seven  grandchildren,  five great-grandchildren,  and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Carol Ann (Armstrong) Avellino and his  brothers, Francis and Richard Avellino.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923 in his memory.


Clara Katsas, 86

Clara (Drougas) Katsas, 86, of Peabody, formerly of Newburyport, died Oct. 13. She was the wife of the late Dr. George Katsas.

She leaves two children, Gregory Katsas and his wife Simone and Anne Katsas and her husband Martin Daignault; four grandchildren,  three siblings and many nieces and nephews.


Henrietta Rotberg

Henrietta (Cotler) Rotberg, 94, of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea, Lexington and Newton, died Oct. 11. She was the wife of the late Nathan Rotberg and before that the late Jacob Gordon.

Daughter of the late Max and Esther Cotler, she leaves her children,  Michael and his wife Dr. Melinda Gordon of Los Angelas, Richard and his wife Susan Gordon of Lynnfield, Richard and Phyllis Rotberg of Framingham, Sandra Rotberg of Boston and Alan and Debbie Rotberg of Natick; two siblings, Claire and Paul Friedman of Philadelphia’ four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Rotberg was the former proprietor of Allen's in Chelsea and also a charter member of the Zonta Club of Chelsea.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Aviv Center for Living, 240 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960.  


Marion Garey, 84

Marion (Anderson) Garey, 84, of Peabody, died Oct. 4. She was the wife of the late DeMelle Garey.

Daughter of the late Walter and Lillian Anderson, Mrs. Garey graduated from the Deaconess Hospital Nursing School and received her doctorate in psychiatric nursing from Boston University. She was a professor at BU, and went on to be a professor and head the psychiatric nursing program at URI.

She leaves her children, Alan and his wife Paula of North Reading, Steve and his wife Kathy of Reading, and Cindy House and her husband Bob of Danvers; a sister Barbara Gardner and her husband Robert of VA and eight grandchildren.


Joanna Merakos, 86


Joanna (Halekas) (Panagopoulos) Merakos, 86, of Beverly and formerly of Peabody, passed away peacefully Oct. 15 at the Essex Park Rehab and Nursing Home in Beverly. She was predeceased by her husband Charles Panagopoulos and later her husband Dr. Steven Merakos. 

Born in Taunton, daughter of the late Peter and Sophia Halekas, she was a graduate of Taunton High School and later from Bristol County Business College.

She had been employed at the Auger Insurance Agency of Salem as a credit collection manager for over 30 years prior to her retirement.  She had led an active life and enjoyed participating in civil and social clubs including Daughters of the Eastern Star, the Zonta International and also the Philopothos Society of St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church.

The organization that meant  the most to her was the Daughters of Penelope that she joined in 1950, the Zelia Chapter, #120 of Salem and Peabody and  rose up the chairs of the District Lodge and later  in 1969 to the grand president of the nation.  She continued to be active after her term developing her pet project of building low income housing with the help of HUD and AHEPA, a mission that she accomplished.  She also created in her tenure the Salute of Women by honoring each other year  a distinguished woman at the National Convention for their accomplishments to society.

She leaves two sisters, Euterpe Petty of New Jersey and Garifilla Forsythe of Texas,  and many nieces and nephews and friends.  She was predeceased by her sisters Demetra Ellington and Bessie O'Dell both of California, her brother, Dr. George Halekas of Michigan.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Penelope Place, 842 West Chestnut St., Brockton, MA 02301in her memory


Michael Capolupo, 87

Michael Capolupo, 87, of Peabody, MA, formerly of Milford and Arlington, passed away peacefully Oct. 1 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was the husband of the late Virginia (Murray) Capolupo.

Born in East Boston, son of the late John and Mary Capolupo, he lived most of his life in Arlington.

A WWII veteran, Mr. Capolupo served in the US Coast Guard aboard the USS Wakefield from July 1944 to May 1946, earning several medals including a Purple Heart. He pursued his college degree after WWII, graduating from Middlebury College in 1951 with a BA degree in liberal arts.

Mr. Capolupo worked as a distribution/warehouse Manager for Stelco Inc. in Toronto, as well as Noymer Mfg. and Lindenmeyr Paper in Boston. As a resident of Brooksby Village he ran  a wheelchair rehab program to benefit other wheelchair bound elders in his community.

He leaves three children, Michelle Murdock and her husband Thomas of Hopkinton, Mark Capolupo of Washington, D.C. and Gabrielle Capolupo and her partner Greg Mayfield of Campbell, CA; three grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was also predeceased by his two sisters, Elaine Castaldo and Rita Conti.

Memorial calling hours will be held Oct. 25 from 3-5 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton. Donations in his memory can be made to the Brooksby Benevolent Care Fund, Attn: Philanthropy Department, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody, MA, 01960.


Walter Petrocelli, 93

Walter Petrocelli, 93, of Scituate, passed away Oct. 16 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Cohasset. He was the husband of the late Gloria (Bonomi).

Born and raised in Revere, he was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1940, and from Northeastern University, Class of 1944, majoring in engineering.

In 1944-1945, he served in the Air Force as an instructor of B-29 Gunnery System. In 1951, he opened and operated Petrocelli Floor Covering in Marshfield and retired in 2005. Mr. Petrocelli was past president of Kiwanis Club in Marshfield and a member of the Knights of Columbus in Scituate.

He leaves his sister, Gloria Crotty of Lynnfield; and several nieces and nephews. He  was the brother of the late Viola Petrocelli. Donations in his memory may be made to Beacon Hospice, 32 Resnick Rd., Suite 3, Plymouth, MA 02360.


Jose Nascimento, 51

Jose Nascimento, 51, of Lynn and formerly of Peabody, died Oct.  10 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after a battle with cancer.     

Born in Portugal, son of Antonio and Gertrudes (Esperanca)  Nasimento, he lived in Peabody for many years before moving to Lynn.

He had been a mechanic with the City of  Peabody mostly with the Police  and Fire Departments for the past 15 years.

He also leaves a daughter, Theresa Nascimento; a son Anthony Nascimento, both of Danvers; his sister and brother-in-law, Odette and state representative Robert Fennell of Lynn,  his companion of seven years, Karen West of Lynn, and several nieces and nephews. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute,  10 Brookline Place, west 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 in his memory.