OBITUARIES

Genevieve Luneau

Genevieve (Philips) Luneau, of Peabody, died July 15. She was the wife of the late John Luneau.

She leaves four children, John Luneau and his wife, Kathy, of Washington Crossing, PA, Kathleen Simons and her husband, John, of Danvers, Nancy Herbst and her husband, Timothy, of Tempe, AZ and Christine Normoyle of San Jose, CA; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

 

 

Constance Black, 77

Constance (Cummings) (Foley) Black, 77, of Peabody, died peacefully July 17 at the Spaulding Hospital at North Shore in Salem after a long illness with her family by her side.   She was the wife of Bernard Black.

Born in Melrose, daughter of the late William and Florence Cullinane) Cummings, she was raised in Winthrop graduating from Winthrop High in 1954.    She had been a real estate broker for 30 years working with Century 21 RE in Peabody and Topsfield and later with Caldwell- Banker in Danvers prior to her retirement.  She was a communicant of St. Adelaide’s Church.

She also leaves five children, Kathleen and her husband Dean Ginoulis of Danvers, Deborah and her husband Dave Watson of Bedford, NH, Janet and her husband James Mac Neill of Beverly, Walter and his wife Barbara Foley of Walpole, and Daniel and his wife Rachael Foley of North Springfield, Vt., 10 grandchildren, s and many nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late William J. Cummings Jr.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the S.M.A. Fathers, 23 Bliss Ave., Tenafly, and N.J.07670 in her memory. 

 

 

Nicholas Christy, 88 

Nicholas “Paps” Christy, 88, of Peabody, died July 13 with his family by his side at Salem Hospital.  He was the husband of Helen (Tsaltas) Christy.

Born in Everett, son of George and Thelma (Spelapos) Christy, he was raised and educated in Everett graduating from Everett High School. In 1944, he enlisted into the U.S. Navy serving until the end of WWII. He remained in the Naval Reserve and was re-activated in 1950 at the start of the Korean War and served until he was honorably discharged in 1952 following eight years of service to his country.

 

Mr. Christy was a meat cutter for more than 40 years. In 1988, he retired as the meat manager at Stop & Shop in Salem, a position that he held for many years.

He also leaves two sons, Robert Christy of Peabody, and George J. Christy and his wife Sharon of Beverly; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Constantine “Gus” and Catherine Christy of CT, and many nieces and nephews. A brother Ernest Christy predeceased him.

 

 

Donald MacPherson, 61

Donald MacPherson, Jr., 61, of Peabody, died peacefully July 19 at the Brentwood Healthcare Facility in Danvers, following an extended illness.

Born in Peabody, son of the late Donald A. and Mary (Mendonca) MacPherson, Sr., he graduated from Peabody Vocational High School and was a lifelong resident of the city.

Mr. MacPherson worked in a leather shop, and mostly was a cab driver with North Shore Taxi of Peabody.  

He leaves his children, Shawn Capozzi of Salem, Derek Capozzi of Florence, CO, and Tasha & her husband Robert Oliver of Peabody; two grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, Richard and his wife Marie MacPherson of Peabody, Edward MacPherson of Portsmouth, NH, David and his wife Pamela MacPherson of Malden, Janice DeMerchant of Peabody, Kathleen and her husband William Madden of Peabody, Cheryl & her husband Stephen Woods of Peabody, and Patricia & her husband Tom Blake of Peabody; two generations of nieces and nephews, and many friends around the North Shore.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Azorean Brotherhood of the Holy Ghost, Howley St., Peabody, MA 01960.

 

 

Paul Mailloux, 67

Paul Mailloux, 67, of Peabody, died suddenly July 13 at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was the husband of Marguerite (Michaud) Mailloux.

Born in Lynn, the only child of the late Wilfred and Madeline (Bucceny) Mailloux, he was a 1965 graduate of Lynn English High School. He later earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Salem State University.

Mr. Mailloux taught science in the Danvers Public Schools for 31 years and was the director of the Dunn Middle School Planetarium in Danvers for nearly two decades. One of his greatest passions was entertaining and educating the children and adults of the North Shore and beyond in the wonders of the astronomical world. He was also a devout Catholic who led musical worship in area churches for nearly 30 years.

He is continuing his passion for teaching by donating his body to Harvard Medical School to help educate the next generation of doctors and other health care professionals.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nashoba Learning Group, 10 Oak Park Drive, Bedford, MA 01730 or the Monastery of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns, 15 Mount Carmel Road, Danvers, MA 01923.