Claire Bird, 88
Claire (Scanlon) Bird, 88, of Peabody, died peacefully March 1 at Sunrise at Gardner Park. She was the wife of the late John Bird, Sr.Born in Lawrence, daughter of the late Francis and Yvonne (Frechette) Scanlon, she grew up in Lawrence and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Lawrence. She then graduated from the Salem Hospital School of Nursing.Mrs. Bird was a registered nurse for 40 years. She worked at Salem Hospital, and later worked with the Salem and Peabody Visiting Nurse Association. When retired, she delivered meals with Meals on Wheels in Peabody.She was active with the Council on Aging in Peabody, the Salem Hospital School of Nursing Alumni. She also was active in St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Peabody.She leaves her children, Kathleen O’Donnell and her husband Charles of Salem, Cynthia Anderson and her husband Ken of Wellesley, John Bird, Jr. and is wife Sharon of Georgetown, Christine Murtagh and her husband John of Rowley, and Maureen Bird and her husband Richard Forster of Holliston; 13 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death, besides her husband and parents, by a brother Philip Scanlon.Expressions of sympathy may be made in honor of her nephew, in memory of Gerard Jacobs, Billerica Scholarship Foundation, c/o Town of Billerica Treasurer's Office, 365 Boston Road, Billerica,Ma 01821.
John Lombardo, 79
John Lombardo, 79, of Danvers, formerly of Middleton and Peabody, died suddenly at his home Feb. 24 after a brief illness. He was the husband of Elaine (Simard) Lombardo.Born in Chelsea, son of the late John & Josephine (Postizzi) Lombardo, he gew up in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School. Mr. Lombardo always worked in the food business. He worked for Johnie's Ice Cream and he later worked for Rothman's Sausage and Nepco Meats which led him to found the Pickle Barrel Deli in Peabody. With the food business firmly entrenched in him, he went on to develop Papa John's Pizza which ultimately became Papa John's Restaurante in Swampscott. He retired six years ago, He was a member of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. He also leaves three step-children, Danielle Becker of Lewiston, ME, Karl Becker of Swampscott and Amy Becker of New York City; a brother Joseph Lombardo of Medford, and many nephews and nieces.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Richard Estee, 87
Richard Estee, 87, of Peabody, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Feb. 27. He was the husband of Matilde (DeLuca) Estee.Born and raised in Somerville, son of the late Joseph Estee and Marion Estee, he enlisted in the Army at age 18 and was assigned to Private Battery “C”, 8th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment and was awarded a Sharp Shooter Medal.Mr. Estee worked as a postal clerk for the office in South Boston and worked there for more than 40 years before retiring in 1987. He was awarded many Special Achievement Awards for his notable performance and faithful duty He was a communicant of St. Anne’s Church in Peabody. He also leaves a daughter, Tina Williams, and her husband; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by nine siblings.In lieu of flowers and due to the Lenten season, the family requests that donations be made in his name to Operation Troop Support, 16 Trinity St., Danvers, Ma 01923 in honor of his military service in the Army.
Marie (Muzyka) Prucknicki, of Lynnfield, died unexpectedly Feb. 26. She was the wife of the late Andrew Prucknicki.She also leaves a daughter, Anne Hrehorovich, Esq. and her husband Victor, M.D. of Baltimore, MD and a son, John and his wife Paula of Danvers; three grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie's memory may be made to St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church 02130.
Artemis Bougas, 85
Artemis (Stylianopoulos) Bougas, 85, of Beverly, died Feb. 28 at the Essex Park Rehab and Nursing Center of Beverly following an extended illnessBorn in Peabody, daughter of the late Arthur and Georgia (Sarantopoulos) Stylianopoulos, she was a longtime resident of the city, and graduated from Peabody High School. She lived in Peabody most of her life and lived in Beverly in her later years.Mrs. Bougas worked at GTE Sylvania on Loring Ave in Salem, and spent most of her career as a clerk with the welfare office in Salem. After retirement she also worked in gift wrap service at Macy’s Department Store in Peabody.She was a very active member with St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church in Peabody, and was a member of the Daughters of Penelope and the Philoptochos Athena. She leaves two daughters, Stacy Doiron and her husband Michael and Charlene White & her husband Mark, all of Beverly; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.
Concetta Voyce, 93
Concetta Connie” (Mazzola) Voyce, 93, of Danvers, died Feb. 28 at Emeritus at Cherry Hill, Danvers. She was the wife of Donald Voyce.Born in Boston, daughter of the late Calogero and Maria (Imbrescia) Mazzola, she was raised in Boston and graduated from east Boston High School Class of 1938, and in 1961, she made her home in Peabody.Mrs. Voyce was employed for 20 years at Eastman Gelatine Corporation in Peabody as the executive secretary to two presidents prior to her retirement in 1982. She was a member of the Ould Newbury Golf Club and the Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Hockey Booster Club.She also leaves a son, Donald and his wife Nancie Voyce of HI, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Philip Mazzola, Virginia Tsunis, Lucia Bialobreski and Josephine DiGiacomo.
Jeffrey Regan, 46
Jeffrey Regan, 46, of Peabody, died suddenly Feb. 25 at Salem Hospital.Born in Salem, son of Shirley (Paré) Regan and the late John “Jack” Regan of Peabody, he graduated from Peabody Veterans Memorial High School and went on to Salem State College where he received a degree in geography and environmental sciences.Mr. Regan worked at N.A.P.A., having previously been employed at Hyundai Village, Thermo-Analytical, Avnet and Toxicon where he worked as a chemist for 13 years. He was a member of the St. Michael’s Society in Peabody.Mr. Regan also leaves a brother, Kevin and his sister Annmarie Regan; a sister, Suzanne Regan all of Peabody; and a nephew.
James Lapointe, 78
James Lapointe, 78, of Danvers, died peacefully Feb. 23. He was the husband of Maureen (Viera) Lapointe.Born in Peabody, son of the late Joseph and Katherine (Nadeau) Lapointe, hHe grew up there and graduated from Peabody High School. He then attended Northeastern University for his undergraduate and graduate study up to earning his doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering. He also studied at M.I.T.Mr. Lapointe was an engineer, working for Raytheon Company, Sanders Associates, and GenRad Corporation. He also combined his entrepreneurial spirit to start his own company, Syscom Associates, and worked as an independent contractor for Unysis Corporation supporting the Department of Transportation. Among many of his patents, one achievement led to development of the radar gun, and also the Gargoyle Computer Security SystemBesides engineering, he designed the Dome House for the Gum Drop Candy House on Route 1 in Rowley and operated a candy business. He also operated Lapointe Realty of Danvers.He also leaves three sons, Jay and his wife Sandy Lapointe of Andover, Brian and his wife Irina Lapointe of South Dennis, and Dana and Alecia Lapointe of West Brookfield; 10 grandchildren, and a brother Edward Lapointe.Expressions of sympathy may be made to either St. John's Preparatory School, Office for Institutional Advancement, 72 Spring Street, Danvers, MA 01923 designated for the Brother Linus Scholarship Fund, or to the Discalced Carmelite Nuns, 15 Mt Carmel Rd, Danvers, MA 01923.
Gene Alfano, 93
Gene Alfano, 93, of Wilmington, died Feb. 20 after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Theresa R. (DiMinico).Mr. Alfano was a World War II veteran who served in the Army.He leaves his children, Linda Johnson and her husband Robert of Lynnfield, Atty. Anthony Alfano and his wife Margaret of Boca Raton, FL and Janice Chouinard and her husband Roger of Wakefield; four grandchildren, a great-granddaughter; his brother Mario Alfano of Winchester and his sister Ida Young of Kansas City, MO. and many nieces & nephews, grand nieces & grand nephews.In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Make A Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Pl., Suite 201, Boston, MA 02114.
James Clancy, 74
James Clancy, 74, of Somerville, died Feb. 22 at the V. A. Hospital - Bedford with his family by his side.Son of the late Wilhelmina Teves and George Clancy, he leaves his daughter Colleen Pimentel and husband Rob of Lynnfield; two grandsons; his siblings, Rita Jones and her husband Laurie of Concord, Meriel Duffy and her husband James of W. Dennis & Naples, FL and by many nieces and nephews.Mr. Clancy worked for the MWRA from 1968 until retirement in 2001. He was a member of the American Legion Post 19 (Somerville). In the late 50's he was a member of the Five Shillings Doo-Wopp group and recorded for Decca records. He also served in the Army during the Vietnam era.Donations may be made in his memory to the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Voluntary Services/ Hospice Program.
Brenda Beaton, 69
Brenda (Bernard) Beaton, 69, of Woburn, died Feb. 21 at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Douglas Beaton Jr.She also leaves her siblings, Marilyn Lord of Peabody, Carol Plante of Peabody, Henry Bernard and his wife Lorraine of Salem, Patricia Sarantis of Danvers, Nancy OConnell and her husband Daniel of Wenham and Michael Bernard and his wife Doreen of Peabody, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and friends. She was also the sister of the late Claire Pelletier.In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Brendas memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.