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Ida Sliva, 87

Ida (Pannhorst) Sliva, 87, of Peabody, died Feb. 21 at Salem Hospital following a brief illness.  She was the wife of the late Louis Sliva.

Born in Queens, New York, daughter of the late William and Catherine (Bauer) Pannhorst, she leaves her children, Paul and his wife Amy Sliva of Peabody, Jacob and his wife Maribel Sliva of El Paso, TX, and Linda and her husband Ronald Goncalves of Peabody; her grandchildren, Adam, Rebecca, Lauren, Ashley, Jackie, Catherine, Vanessa, and Samantha, and her great-grandchildren, Clara, Beatrice, and Rebeca and is also survived by her many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Edward and John Pannhorst, Amelia Chiarello, Anna Rodgers, and Julia Taglienti.


John Costello, 66

John Costello, 66, of Peabody, died Feb. 19 at Salem Hospital after a chronic illness.  He was the son of the late John and Mary  (Scott) Costello and was predeceased by his brother William and an infant sister.

Mr. Costello was a graduate of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, UMass Boston and did his graduate study in archaeology at Penn State. He had worked on the archaeology dig at Spectacle Island as part of the Big Dig project.

Mr. Costello was a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America and had translated some of the works of Kir Bulychev from Russian into English. He was a former employee of Toys R Us in Peabody and the Ann & Hope Garden Shop in Danvers.

The family would like to thank the Peabody Dialysis Center, Salem Hospital, North Shore Elder Services, and the other visiting nurse and home care agencies.



Grace Jameson, 85

Grace (Linehan) Jameson, 85, of Peabody, died peacefully Feb. 16 at Beverly Hospital. She was the wife of the late Charles “Bud” Jameson. 

Daughter of the late James and Mary Ellen (McCarthy) Linehan, she graduated from Peabody High School, Class of 1946, and was a lifelong Peabody resident.

Mrs. Jameson worked in operations for the Warren Five Cents Savings Bank in Peabody for many years.

She was a volunteer at the Torigian Life Center in Peabody, a faithful communicant at St. Ann’s Church in Peabody,  and helped make teddy bears for ill children with the Hug-A-Bear Program.

She leaves two sons, Charles “Brendan” and his wife Ann  Jameson of Gloucester and Robert and his wife Laurie Jameson of Lynnfield;  a daughter, Linda and her husband Christopher Currier of Danvers; seven grandchildren, Erin Jameson and her partner James Wall of Gloucester, Christopher Jameson and his fiancée Emily Bryant of Quincy, Karalynne Jameson of Gloucester, Brian Corcoran of Lynnfield, Daniel Jameson of Lynnfield, Emily and  Olivia Currier of Danvers;  a sister Barbara Denis of Peabody, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death, besides her husband and parents, by her siblings William Linehan and Anna May Mullane.

Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

Madeline Colwell, 61, of Peabody, died Feb. 16 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was the wife of Paul Colwell, Jr.

Born in Bradock, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth (Williams) Hinerman, she was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1971. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident before moving to Peabody in 2002. She had worked as an office manager for Hear USA in Peabody and was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Church.

She also leaves her children, Matthew Bryant, Jr. and Kevin Bryant of Woburn, Kerry Nota and her husband Christopher of North Andover, and Erica Colwell of Medford; a brother, Frank Hinerman and his wife Linda of Florida and two grandchildren: Tiffany and Christopher, Jr.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923.


Claire DeCotis, 83

Claire (Murphy) DeCotis, 83, of Peabody, died Feb. 15 after a short illness. She was the wife of the late Albert DeCotis.

Born in Saugus, daughter of the late Arthur and Eldora (Langis) Murphy, she grew up in Saugus and graduated from Saugus High School.  She most recently resided at Brooksby Village in Peabody.

Mrs. DeCotis was employed with Sears Financial as a credit analyst before enjoying her retirement.

She leaves two daughters, Ellyn Phelps of North Hampton, NH and  Karen DeCotis of Danvers; a brother James Baldasare and his wife Katherine of Peabody; two nieces and four great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Albert and Malvina DeCotis Memorial Scholarship, NSCC Foundation Scholarships Office, 1 Ferncroft Rd., Danvers, MA 01923.


Ferdinando D’Angelo

Ferdinando “Fred” D’Angelo, Jr., of Revere, died Feb. 17. He was the husband of Mary (DeFilippo) D'Angelo.

He also leaves his children, Teresa Ann Pike and her husband George of Peabody, Fred Anthony D'Angelo and his wife Tina of Peabody and Annette Pascuccio and her husband Tom of Lynnfield; his grandchildren, Victoria, Sabrina, Alexander, Michael, Tommy and Adrianna; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in Fred's name to: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 -