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PO BOX 194 , 37 SCHOOL ST, HAMILTON, Massachusetts

A.P.GARDNER POST 194

   

These Post 194 Legionnaires have been called to the High Command and have gone to the Supreme Commander of us all.  Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon all of them.  May their soul and all the souls of our faithfully departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in Peace.  Amen  

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South Hamilton — Newell W. Penniman Jr., 91, beloved husband of Theresa (Chisolm) Penniman, died Monday, June 16, 2014, at his home.

Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late Newell W. Sr. and Mildred I. (Basford) Penniman. An honorably discharged veteran, he served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Air Force, and was a proud veteran of World War II. As a Navigator and Bombardier of the 6th Bombardment Group, he served his country by flying 35 missions in a B-29 over the Pacific. He flew in many historic missions including the famous "March Blitz" incendiary raids over Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Kobe. He and his crew logged 20 hours and 5 minutes in the air to complete a mining mission off the coast of North Korea, which ended up being the longest mission flown in World War II. Over the course of 35 missions, he logged 522 hours and 50 minutes of combat time, received the Distinguished Flying Cross, four Air Medals, four Battle Stars, two Unit Citations, and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon. He finished his last combat mission on August 6, 1945, the same day the first atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, a historic event.

Following the war, Newell finished his accounting degree at Bentley College, and worked as an accountant at General Electric Co. in Lynn, Mass., and the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass.

In addition to his wife, with whom he shared 67 years of marriage, he is survived by a son, Newell W. Penniman III and his wife, Linda, of South Hamilton; a daughter, Nancy Duffy and her husband, John, of Wenham; four grandchildren, James Penniman, Melanie Maley, Sarah Duffy, and Katie Duffy; and three great-grandchildren, Emma, Madison and Charles Penniman.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held at Christ Church, 149 Asbury Street, Hamilton, on Friday, June 20, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, will be on Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. Information, directions, or condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.

    

Terrance P.  Hart
      

Birth & Death Dates:

8/30/1948 - 5/1/2014
      

Obituary:

HART, Terrance P. Capt. USCG (retired), 65 of Georgetown, died unexpectedly but peacefully at home on May 1, 2014 after a lifetime of service to his family, community, country and God. Terry was the Director of the Eastern Essex District Veterans Services for the past 15 years, serving the communities of Essex, Georgetown, Hamilton, Ipswich, Newbury, Rowley, Wenham and West Newbury. He was passionate about helping veterans and their survivors, and was awarded the Outstanding District Award in 2013 for Outstanding Service to the Veterans of the Eastern Essex District and to the Veterans of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Terry was a gifted speaker, participating in multiple Memorial Day and Veteran Day parades over the holiday weekends. He was a proud member of the American Legion Post 194 in Hamilton, and the Massachusetts Veterans Service Officers Association. Terry was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Military Officers Association. Terry was born in Chicago, IL on August 30, 1948 to Lois (Unrath) and the late John P. Hart, career Coast Guardsman, of California. He was a 1966 graduate of Mt. Diablo High School in Concord, CA where he was student body president, ran cross-country, and played the French horn. Terry was a 1970 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, serving over 27 years in the Coast Guard before retiring in 1997. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara M. (Haneberg) Hart. They met while he was at the Academy, were married on graduation day, and enjoyed 42 loving years of marriage before her death. While serving in the US Coast Guard, Terry was Group Commander in San Francisco, CA; Chief Operating Officer for First Coast Guard District in Boston, MA where he was the logistics coordinator for Sail Boston ’92; Director of the Coast Guard Auxiliary in New England; Operations Director in New Orleans, LA; National Law Enforcement Program Director in Washington, DC; and served for three years with Vice President George H.W. Bush on the staff of National Narcotics Border Interdiction System. He served at sea on the USCGC Flagstaff, USCGC Cape Horn, USCGC Escanaba, and sailed on the USCG Barque Eagle. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, six Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and the Finland Life Saving Medal. Terry enjoyed his community. He was a devoted member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, participating in much of their charitable work, enjoying weekly small groups, and teaching Sunday School and Youth Group for his children. Terry was an active member of the Georgetown Historical Society and Republican Town Committee. He had a love of history and politics, voraciously reading historical texts and believing in the democratic process and the right to vote. Terry was always helping at the voting polls and volunteering for campaigns he believed in. He was a soccer coach for his children, and loved going to all their sporting events - cheering them on loudly! He was a leader and Committee Chairman for Boy Scout Troop 50, proudly watching both his sons attain the rank of Eagle Scout. Terry loved large family gatherings, his neighbors, gardening, Celtic Women and playing cards. Terry is survived by his daughter Kari Richards and her husband Kevin of Peabody, son John P. Hart of Georgetown, son Kevin R. Hart and his wife Kelly of Byfield. His mother, Lois (Unrath) Hart of CA, his brother John C. Hart and wife Gayle of Oregon, brother Greg Hart and his wife Kris of Idaho, sister Carole Sanders of CA, brother James Hart and wife Renee of CA, brother Kevin M. Hart and his wife Rosemary of CA, and his brother-in-law O. Robert Haneberg and his wife Claudia of CT. He was the very proud grandfather of Matthew, Jacob and Jessica Richards, Connor and Liam Hart, and Jasmine Brunelle, and great-grandfather of Dalton Brunelle. Terry is also survived by many loving uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and colleagues. He did so much for so many, and will be sorely missed. Terry will be memorialized at a service at 10:30 AM Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Route 1 (478 Boston Street), Topsfield, MA, followed by a celebration of his life in the church multi-purpose room. All are invited to attend with the family in this remembrance. Interment will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery where Terry and Barbara will be jointly interned, with full military honors. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Terry’s name to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 478 Boston Street, Topsfield, MA 01983 or to a charity of your choice. Assisting the Hart Family is the Morris Funeral Home of Ipswich. For directions to the service or to send a condolence to the family please go to: www.MorrisFH.com.
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10:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at: Our Savior Church 478 Boston St. (Rt 1) Topsfield
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45 North Main Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Robert J. Hilton Jr., 98       April 20, 2014

He is survived by his three sons, Robert J. Hilton of Sugar Land, Texas. Stan L. Hilton and his wife Mary of Essex, Christopher D. Hilton and his wife Nancy of Aurora Ill.; his three daughters, Linda M. Crean and her husband Raymond of Beverly, Diane B. Hilton of Rohnert Park, Calif., and Paulie A. Hilton of Beverly; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his brother and his three sisters.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be private. Arrangements by the Campbell-Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., North Beverly. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923. Information, condolences at www. Campbellfuneral.com.

Lawrence T. Small

Seabrook – Lawrence T. “Larry” Small, 73, of Seabrook, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Exeter Hospital after a sudden illness.

He was born November 2, 1940 in Beverly, Mass., a son of the late John F. and Eunice M. (Dutcher) Small.

After graduating from high school Mr. Small served proudly in the US Navy from 1959-1962. He was employed as a machinist and welder for Beverly Pattern in Beverly for 38 years retiring in 2002. He then worked part time for J & C Industries in Seabrook until 2007.

He made his home in Seabrook since 1971 coming from Gloucester, Mass. He was a member of the Hamilton, Mass American Legion Post 0194, enjoyed photography, gardening, hunting, fishing and traveling.

He leaves his fiancé, Barbara Jones of Seabrook, his son, Thomas L. Small and wife Jeanette of Sandown, his daughter, Lorrie A. O’Brien and husband Danny of Lakewood, WA, three grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Kyle O’Brien and Kennett Colby, his sister, Susan Small, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother, John F. Small, Jr., and his sister Katherine Silverio.

Visiting hours will be from 5-8 P.M. Tuesday February 18, 2014 at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 A.M. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Church, RT 1A Seabrook Beach. Burial will follow in Spring Street Cemetery, Essex, Mass.

Alden Trenholm

Alden Trenholm 79 of Hamilton died Friday February 14, 2014 at the Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Beverly. Born in Swampscott on July 3, 1934, he was the son of the Late George H. and Evelyn (Parson) Trenholm. Alden was raised in Saugus, and a graduate of Saugus High School class of 1952. He was Veteran of the United States Army serving his country in the Korean War. Alden worked for the New England Telephone CO. as a Cable Splicer for over 30 years, retiring in 1989. He also was a Veteran of the Massachusetts Army National Guard Co. A 101st Combat Engineers and the Massachusetts Army National Guard Troop C 26 Cavalry. He was a member of the American Legion Post 194 of Hamilton, the VFW Post 1093 of Ipswich, the New England Telephone Pioneers. Alden was a volunteer for many years at the Ipswich Animal Shelter where he made a big contribution in helping to rescue and take care of animals.

He is survived by his son Glenn A. Trenholm of Gloucester his two daughters Jean L. Watson and her husband Kenneth of Hamilton, Marlene J. Trenholm and her fiancé Matthew McCabe of Atkinson, NH; and a grand daughter Megan E. Murphy of Hamilton. Alden was predeceased by his brother Bruce Trenholm.

Funeral services will be held at the Campbell-Lee,Moody Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly, Thursday February 20, at 9 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours are Wednesday February 19, from 4-7 PM. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Ipswich Humane Group P.O. Box 873 Ipswich, MA. 01938.
Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com,

Ruth E. (Egan) Radcliff, 83

Beverly — Ruth E. (Egan) Radcliff, 83, died Thursday, February 6, 2014, in the Rosewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, W. Peabody following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late James T. Radcliff who died in 2002.

Born in Beverly on November 28, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Edward H. and Esther D. (Perkins) Egan. Ruth was a graduate of Beverly High School, class of 1948. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, she was honorably discharged in 1953. It was in the Navy that she met the love of her life, James T. Radcliff. After they were married they settled in Akron, Ohio, where they raised their family until 1971, when they moved back to Beverly. She had resided in Beverly for many years before moving to Topsfield in 1988 and returned to Beverly in 2004.

Ruth was employed at GTE Sylvania in Danvers for many years before retiring in 1991. She had also once worked for the New England Telephone Company for several years.

She loved swimming and camping and enjoyed baking and working in her garden. She also loved dogs with all her heart and treated them as members of her family. She especially loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She and her husband wintered in St. Petersburg, Florida for many years. Ruth was a fifty year member of the A. P. Gardner Post #194, American Legion in Hamilton. Ruth’s family would like to thank the staff at Rosewood Nursing Home for all the loving care they provided for her.

She is survived by two daughters, Kimberly J. Lauranzano and her husband, James “Zack,” of Beverly and Karen Nicholson Amend of Pinellas Park, FL; one son and two daughters-in-law, Timothy E. Radcliff and his wife, Judith (DeSantis), of Wenham and Jeannette (Sheaff) Radcliff of Johnstown, OH; eleven grandchildren, Benjamin Lauranzano and his wife, Jillian, Jamie Lee Godjikian and her husband, Robert, Nathan Lauranzano, Shane Radcliff and his wife, Courtney, Garrett Radcliff, Jason Nicholson and his wife, Kristin, Sean Nicholson, Mikayla Amend, Christopher Radcliff and his companion, Kristina Buxton, Kyle Radcliff and his wife, Raquel and Anita Pratt and her husband, Michael; ten great-grandchildren, Lucy and Bodin Lauranzano, Isabel and Adeline Godjikian, Noah and Alexis Pratt, Avery and Nolan Radcliff and Tabitha and Emma Radcliff; one brother-in-law, Robert Radcliff and his wife, Terry; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Egan and June Radcliff; her former sons-in-law, Thom Amend and James “T.J.” Nicholson as well as many loving nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her son, James D. Radcliff, four sisters, Nancy O’Reilly, Joanne Pomroy, Priscilla Killam and Jane Burke and three brothers, Paul, Edward and Jack Egan.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 253 Cabot St., Beverly at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday in the Grondin Funeral Home, 376 Cabot St., Beverly from 5 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Sweet Paws Rescue, 182 Southern Ave., Essex, MA 01929, www.sweetpawsrescue.org. Interment will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Beverly. For more information and to send online condolences, please visit www.grondinfuneralservices.com.

January 16, 2014

Thomas W. Joseph, 84 

Born in Essex, August 16, 1929, son of the late Arthur and Mildred (Day) Joseph, he was raised in Essex and attended the Rufus Choate school in Essex and graduated from Gloucester High School.

He was on the town baseball team in Essex and was an avid golfer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He formerly worked at Bulcan Industries in Lawrence as a plant supervisor and most recently at Woodman's of Essex.

He enjoyed dining out and going to the American Legion of Hamilton where he was a member.

He is survived by two daughters, Lesley B. (Joseph) Cotter-Joseph and her wife, AmyLynne (Cotter), of Lawrence, Nancy (Joseph) Amico and her husband, Paul, of Sarasota, Florida; six grandchildren; several nieces and a nephew; and several great-nieces and nephews; and his longtime companion, Linda Fitzgerald of Beverly. He was predeceased by his sister, Shirley Fitch, formerly of Essex. He will also be greatly missed by his best friend, Andrea MacIntyre, who visited him daily since he moved to Blueberry Hill.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Monday, January 20, 4 to 7 p.m. For directions or to leave a condolence, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.

                                                                                                                                                                   James E. Greenough, 74                            

October 5, 2013

Ipswich — James E. Greenough, 74, husband of Marcia E. (Carey) Greenough, died Thursday afternoon, October 3, 2013, in the Saints Memorial Hospital in Lowell after a long illness. Born in Beverly on July 16, 1939, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Perkins) Greenough.

“The love of my life is gone. We began our journey together with laughter. Now it has ended in tears.”

Mr. Greenough was raised and educated in Ipswich, he was a graduate of Ipswich High School, Class of 1957. He entered the Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He served for over 12 years. He was a Navy medic attached to the Marines in Vietnam. He received the Purple Heart. Mr. Greenough and his wife, Marcia, were married for 45 years. They were married on February 24, 1968, in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Ipswich.

Mr. Greenough was a member of the VFW Post #1093 and the Amvets Post #201, both of Ipswich, and of the American Legion A.P. Gardner Post #194 of Hamilton.

Mr. Greenough is survived by, in addition to his wife, Marcia, of Ipswich, his 2 sons and their wives, Brian and Michele Greenough of Charlton, James and Priscilla Greenough of Peabody, and his 2 grandsons, Jacob and Connor. He is also survived by his 3 sisters, Sally Paquin of Amesbury, Joyce Dolliver of Hamilton, Judy and her husband, John Kopecky, of SC and by several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, October 7th, at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 54 Linebrook Road, Ipswich. Burial will follow with military honors in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, 29 Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Visiting hours will be Sunday, October 6th, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. in the Morris Funeral Home, 45 North Main Street, Ipswich, relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Evening military services will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to: the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472. For directions or to send a condolence to the Greenough family, please go to: www.MorrisFH.com.

Donald E. Wood, 81

AUGUST 15, 2013

ARRANGEMENTS: Private family services will be held. Arrangements by the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, North Beverly. Condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.

  

Famiglietti, Angelo
Of Hamilton, formerly of Woburn, Thursday, August 1st. Beloved husband of Mary "Mae" (Miele) Famiglietti. Devoted father of Nancy Malatesta and her husband Dean of Medfield, Jean Fucillo and her husband Paul of Hamilton. Beloved brother of Gloria Scoppa and Edith Famiglietti, both of Everett and the late Frank Famiglietti, Mary Cersuolo, Jennifer DiLoreto and Ella Famiglietti. Cherished "Papa" of Jessica, Darren, Michael, Angela and great "Papa" of Troy and Dallas. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, WOBURN, on Wednesday, August 7th at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to call on Tuesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Interment in Hamilton Cemetery, 577 Bay Road, Hamilton. Remembrances may be made in Mr. Famiglietti's memory to St Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, 01801. (Obituary, directions and guest book at
www.lynch-cantillon.com)
Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home
(781) 933-0400
 
 
Published in The Boston Globe on August 5, 2013 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=angelo-famiglietti&pid=166184985&fhid=4327#sthash.8VyGxrfb.HKWXzSPi.dpuf

Famiglietti, Angelo
Of Hamilton, formerly of Woburn, Thursday, August 1st. Beloved husband of Mary "Mae" (Miele) Famiglietti. Devoted father of Nancy Malatesta and her husband Dean of Medfield, Jean Fucillo and her husband Paul of Hamilton. Beloved brother of Gloria Scoppa and Edith Famiglietti, both of Everett and the late Frank Famiglietti, Mary Cersuolo, Jennifer DiLoreto and Ella Famiglietti. Cherished "Papa" of Jessica, Darren, Michael, Angela and great "Papa" of Troy and Dallas. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, WOBURN, on Wednesday, August 7th at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to call on Tuesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Interment in Hamilton Cemetery, 577 Bay Road, Hamilton. Remembrances may be made in Mr. Famiglietti's memory to St Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, 01801. (Obituary, directions and guest book at
www.lynch-cantillon.com)

Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home

Famiglietti, Angelo
Of Hamilton, formerly of Woburn, Thursday, August 1st. Beloved husband of Mary "Mae" (Miele) Famiglietti. Devoted father of Nancy Malatesta and her husband Dean of Medfield, Jean Fucillo and her husband Paul of Hamilton. Beloved brother of Gloria Scoppa and Edith Famiglietti, both of Everett and the late Frank Famiglietti, Mary Cersuolo, Jennifer DiLoreto and Ella Famiglietti. Cherished "Papa" of Jessica, Darren, Michael, Angela and great "Papa" of Troy and Dallas. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, WOBURN, on Wednesday, August 7th at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to call on Tuesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Interment in Hamilton Cemetery, 577 Bay Road, Hamilton. Remembrances may be made in Mr. Famiglietti's memory to St Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, 01801. (Obituary, directions and guest book at
www.lynch-cantillon.com)
Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home
(781) 933-0400
 
 
Published in The Boston Globe on August 5, 2013 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=angelo-famiglietti&pid=166184985&fhid=4327#sthash.8VyGxrfb.HKWXzSPi.dpuf

L. Lawrence Foote

 Larry was born to Louis and Ellena Foote in Ipswich, Massachusetts on 13 September 1938. He grew up in nearby S. Hamilton, graduating from Hamilton High School with a small, close group of classmates. He served as an altar boy and sang at St Paul’s Catholic parish in his home town. He held New England close to his heart… the Ipswich River, Crane Beach, Riverview Pizza, and Woodman’s clams in Essex, even when his careers took him far away. His love of horses grew from his Hamilton roots . He owned and trained horses for a number of years.
So did his love of cooking, helping in his father’s diner growing up. Larry was known for his superb chowders and often chef’d with friends for special events.

Larry entered the army at age 19, training as a Radio Operator at Ft Dix. Two new loves began - Radios (he was a HAM Radio Operator until the day he died) and the Army. During 7+ years in the military, Larry served with the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment , overseas with the 51st Signal Battalion, and in the Pentagon. Later, Larry volunteered at the 3d ACR Museum, then located at Ft Carson, Colorado, and regularly attended special dedications and ceremonies of the Regiment and reunions of the 51st Signal. He also served as an officer in the American Legion and was a member of AUSA. He continued to tinker with antennas and radios, vintage and modern, as well as collecting radio keys for “Charlie Whiskey” (CW).

Out of the army, Larry built his career in the budding microelectronics industry as a
materials and industrial engineer in technologies for growing silicon, manufacturing silicon wafers for integrated circuits, disc manufacturing for the new computer industry, and solar cells. He was awarded two patents during his career.

Larry became active in the yachting community, first as a racing sailor on the SF Bay, then 20 years moving up the chairs as an officer in boating organizations, including 1991 Commodore , San Joaquin Yacht Club, Bethel Island, CA and 2004 International President , International Order of the Blue Gavel (an association of past commodores). He held memberships in Coyote Point and Delta Marina yacht clubs. He loved his cats, “messing around in boats” , fishing, and growing roses on the Sacramento River Delta. Other enthusiasms included tailgating, Raider football, and A’s baseball in the Bay Area.

Larry was looked up to as a man of integrity, an outspoken leader, and a mentor by example. His mind was complex , designing, and active. His clothes had a bit of starch and a military press. But he will most be remembered for twinkling clear blue eyes with a hint of mischief and a beaming smile that split his face from ear to ear. Most often a gentleman and down to earth, Larry was at ease and had a contagious, ready laugh that created an engaging, playful warmth with people of all walks of life.

Larry is survived by his sister, Patricia and brother, Arthur and their families, his two daughters, Catherine and Sharleen and their families, including 5 grandsons and 5 great-grandchildren, and his two gray kitties-Spook and Little Ghost. He is lovingly remembered by his friends and his partner for 28 years, Carol,, her son Josh, and family.

Those wishing to honor Larry in a special way can donate to the: 3d Cavalry Association, and indicate “ in remembrance of Larry Foote”.

Mail to: 3d Cavalry Association ATTN: CSM (R) Harvey Reed, 9100 Battalion Ave. Rm 144, Fort Hood, TX 76544 Phone: 915-422-6121

Donations can be designated for the 3d Cav Museum passing down history and tradition, or to the Holiday Basket Programs benefitting troopers‘ families in need

April 15, 2013

Joseph Arthur Burridge, 87

Born and raised in Ipswich, Arthur was the fourth child of the late Vincent William Burridge and Mary LeBlanc, both originally from Nova Scotia. He attended Ipswich public schools until his senior year, 1943, when he left just before graduation, to enlist in the Merchant Marine during WWII. He served honorably in this unit for four years, traveling to Europe, Turkey, Russia, India and Africa. One of his memorable missions was being on a supply ship supporting the Normandy invasion on D-Day.

As a young man returning from the War, he joined the Carpenter’s Union, following in the footsteps of his father and older brothers. Shortly thereafter, he met Mary Anne Cunningham while ice-skating at Weaver Pond in Patton Park; they married in 1948 and settled in Hamilton. As a skilled carpenter, he worked for more than 40 years on numerous residential and commercial properties throughout Essex County. He retired from active carpentry in 1988, but he never really put down his hammer, staying active building and fixing things on his property and always helping friends and neighbors with projects, up until just a few weeks ago. This past December, the Carpenter’s Local Union #26 recognized Arthur for his sixty years of membership.

Arthur and Mary Anne were both passionate about gardening, yard sales and bird watching; Arthur built scores of intricate birdhouses in his retirement. Frequent participants in Farmers Markets in Wenham and surrounding communities, they were often seen selling their abundant produce from the back of a pick-up truck. They also faithfully volunteered for more than 25 years at the Topsfield Fair, always tending to the Fruit and Vegetable Building. Arthur was a member of the American Legion, Ipswich Outboard Club and St. Paul’s Church in Hamilton.

Arthur is survived by his older brother, Jacob Joseph Burridge and his wife, Marsha, of Ipswich, as well as 17 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Rosalie Ames, of Florida, and J. Philip Burridge, of Ipswich. He leaves behind numerous friends and neighbors who will dearly miss his kind, generous nature and his Yankee way of living life to the fullest. His shared dog, Charlie Brown, and his cat, Annie, also mourn his passing. He was the consummate example of the saying, “enjoy the little things in life for ultimately those things matter most.”

ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to a graveside service at the Hamilton Cemetery on Tuesday, April 23 at 11 a.m.; a reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his name to The Topsfield Fair Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 134, Topsfield, MA, 01983. Arrangements made by the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. To send a condolence, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.

                                                      JOHN (JACK) AKIN

SADLY, JACK PASSED AWAY THURSDAY, 31 JANUARY 2013 AFTER A BATTLE WITH CANCER.  MOST OF US KNEW JACK AND WILL DEEPLY MISS HIM.  NO ONE COULD QUITE TELL A STORY LIKE JACK!  HE WAS ONE OF A KIND.

VISITING HOURS ARE MONDAY, AT CAMPBELL FUNERAL HOME IN BEVERLY 4 PM TO 7 PM.  THE FUNERAL IS AT ST. PAULS IN HAMILTON.  THE SERVICE STARTS AT 9 AM. JACK WILL BE BURRIED IN THE HAMILTON CEMETERY FOLLOWED BY A RECEPTION AT THE A.P.GARDNER LEGION HALL.  ALL ARE WELCOME.

February 2, 2013

John R. "Jack" Akin, 76

East Kingston, NH — John R. “Jack” Akin, 76, of East Kingston, NH, husband of Mary E. (Goggin) Akin for 52 years, passed away peacefully at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill on Thursday, January 31, following a courageous battle with cancer.

The second child of the late J. Robert and Ruth Hendrick Akin, he was predeceased by his older brother Peter and is survived by his younger brother, Deacon David P. Akin (Rosemary), of Yarmouthport, MA. He is also survived by his four children, James Michael (Anne-Marie Regish) of New Britain, CT; Joseph Edward (Laura) of Warwick, NY; John Patrick of New Haven, CT, and Deborah Eileen Johnson of Morrisville, VT. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Patrick, Colleen, Bailey, Jessica, Piper, Kyle and Jack; and his wife’s identical twin sister Peggy Reardon (Michael) of Byfield, MA.

Jack was a proud son of Boston College, Class of 1959; a graduate degree recipient from Northeastern University; and a graduate of Wakefield High School and St. John’s Preparatory School.

His professional life included 20 years with GTE in a wide variety of assignments and locations, plus 20 years in the retained executive search field. He founded and was president of JR Akin & Co., a leading executive search firm with offices in Manhattan; Fairfield, CT; Fort Myers, FL and Hamilton, MA.

In addition, Jack was an adjunct professor at State University of New York, Penn State University and Fairfield University. He was an officer of the Warren, PA, Chamber of Commerce; a member of the Hamilton, MA, Personnel Board; Board member and volunteer at Hamilton’s Accord Food Pantry; past Chaplain of American Legion Post #194 in Hamilton, MA; and a Eucharistic minister at The Church of Saint Paul in Hamilton, MA, and St. Michael Parish in Exeter, NH.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at The Church of Saint Paul, 50 Union Street, South Hamilton, Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 9:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be at the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly (North Beverly location) Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be at the Hamilton Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s memory to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence, MA 01843. Information, directions and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.

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