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Frank Quartarone, 90

Frank Quartarone, 90, of Peabody, died peacefully Sept. 10 at the Haverhill Crossings Assisted Living Cener in Haverhill, while in the comforting presence of his family. He was the husband of the late Irene (Batista) Quartarone.

Born in Salem, son of the late Rosario and Dominica (Arena) Quartarone, he grew up there and attended schools there, and lived in Peabody for over 60 years. 

He worked for the City of Peabody shade tree department for many years before retiring 25 years ago.

Mr. Quartarone was a member of the Christopher Columbus Club of Salem for over 72 years.

He leaves his children, Mickey and her husband Charlie Slattery of Dracut, Robert and his wife Evy Quartarone of Hampstead, NH and Stephen and his wife Gina Quartarone of Palm Coast, FL;  five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;  a sister Mary Lydon of Salem, and several nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother Anthony Marraffa, and sisters Ginny Amato and Ida Quartarone.

Memorial donations may be made to Beacon Hospice, 13 Branch St., Suite 106, Methuen, MA 01844. 

 

John Diminture, 85, of Peabody, died Sept. 10 at Salem Hospital after a brief illness.  He was the husband of Anastasia (Tilas) Diminture.

Born and raised in Chelsea, son of the late Gregory and Eva (Yaroschuk) Diminture, he served in the US Army and worked with the Russian Military Intelligence Group in California after graduating from Chelsea High School.  Following his discharge, he graduated from Coyne Electrical in Boston.  He was a retired employee of Verizon.

He also leaves seven children, Eve and Dr. Frederick Carrick of Cocoa, FL, John and Yuan Diminture of St. Cloud, FL, Gregory Diminture, Helene and John Rogers and  Stephanie and James Warren all of  Peabody, Stacey and James Yavorski of Georgetown, and Thomas and Lisa Diminture of San Antonio, TX; 16 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two sisters,   Elizabeth Bonita of Chelsea and Mary Teodorson of FL.  He was the grandfather of the late James Carrick and the brother of the late Clara Diminture.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Vasilios Church Elevator fund, 5 Paleologos St., Peabody, MA 01960 in his memory.  

 

Jacqueline Garrow, 70

Jacqueline (Renard) Garrow, 70, of Peabody, died Sept. 9 at Massachusetts General Hospital following a brief illness. She was the wife of Robert Garrow.

Born and raised in Lewiston, Maine, daughter of the late Dominique and Jennette (Cloutier) Renaud, she was employed with the Mobil convenience store in  Middleton prior to her illness.

She also leaves a daughter Debbie Reynolds of Lewiston, Maine, her step daughter Michelle Garrow of Danvers, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Paul Renaud.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Siute B102, Danvers, MA 01923.

 

Steven Druhan, 51

Steven Druhan, 51, of Peabody and formerly of Amesbury and Beverly, died Sept. 8 at the Kindred Hospital Boston North Shore following a brief illness.  He was the husband of Sharon (Akre) Druhan.

Born in Lynn, son of the late Alexander Druhan and Virginia (Richardson) Buxton and her husband Bruce of Florida, he was raised and educated in Groveland and was a graduate of Pentucket Regional High School, class of 1980.

Mr. Druhan worked as a machinist for over 35 years and worked for various companies on the North Shore.

He also leaves two daughters, Amanda Druhan and Jessica Druhan, of Peabody; his brother Robert Druhan of FL, his sister, Diane Smith of NH; a granddaughter Madison Cicco; and several nieces and nephews. 

 

Carl Mattarocchia, 87

Carl Mattarocchia, 87, of Peabody, died peacefully Sept. 7 with his family by his side.  He was the husband of the late Stella (Spyropoulos) Mattarocchia.

Born and raised in Lynn, son of the late Carl and Josephine (Burke) Mattarocchia, he graduated from Lynn English High School in 1945.  Mr. Mattarocchia served in World War II and with the Navy Seabees in Japan.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and later earned his master’s degree in education from Salem State College. 

Mr. Mattarocchia ran a gas station in Salem before becoming a teacher in Malden.  He joined the Peabody school system in 1966, teaching math, working as a guidance counselor and finally serving as the city’s director of continuing education until his retirement in 1992. 

Mr. Mattarocchia was a parishioner at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church in Peabody and was past president of the board of directors there.  He was also a past member of the Amity Lodge in Danvers and a member of the Aleppo Shrine in Wilmington.

 

Oliver Sutton, 86

Oliver Sutton, 86, of Peabody, died Sept. 5 at the Lafayette Nursing Home in Marblehead after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Antonina (D’Amico) Sutton.

Born and raised in Decatur, Nebraska, he entered the US Navy at the end of World War II. He then entered the US Coast Guard in 1947 and served 20 years during the Korean War and the Vietnam War prior to his discharge in 1967.

Mr. Sutton lived in Peabody for the past 50 years. He was a parishioner of the West Congregational Church in Peabody.

He leaves two daughters, Anna Sutton of Plymouth and Beverly Spurrier of Attleboro, MA; two grandchildren;  a brother, Virgil Sutton of Nebraska and many nieces and nephews.   He was the father of the late Richard Sutton and was predeceased by five brothers and sisters.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the West Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 27 Johnson St., Peabody, MA 01960 in his memory.