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PO BOX 194 / 37 SCHOOL ST, HAMILTON, Massachusetts



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

Dave Mullins USMC

Dean Gould, 73 (Past Commander)

Harold Boone Simpson, 85

WENHAM: Mr. Harold Boone Simpson passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Lawrence General Hospital. Beloved husband of Evelyn Simpson and his late wife, Jean E. Simpson, father of David of Winter Springs, Fla., Mark and his wife, Robin of Orlando, Fla., Douglas and his wife, Cheryl of Missouri City, Texas, Bruce of San Jose, Calif.; grandfather of Bradley of Dallas, Texax, Ryan and his wife, Grace of Orlando, Fla., and Megan and Brooke of Boxford, Mass.

Harold was born on January 27, 1930, to Harold B. and Margaret (Hazel) Simpson in Boston, Mass. He was raised in Brookline, Mass., and was a 1948 graduate of Brookline High School. He served in the U.S. Navy on the destroyer escort USS Raby 698. He graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Education in 1957. He was the holder of Masters Degrees from Colby College in Maine and Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts.

Harold joined the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School faculty in 1962 when the high school first opened. He proudly served for 30 years as chemistry teacher and science department chairman. Upon his retirement, the chemistry lab was named in his honor with the following tribute, “A model of excellence in teaching and commitment to the school community.” In addition to his teaching, Harold was an enthusiastic supporter of HWRHS sports, serving many years as a time-keeper, softball umpire, and track official. Prior to joining the faculty at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, he taught for five years at Oliver Ames High School.

Harold was very active in the Hamilton and Wenham communities. He served many years with the Lions Club in many local and statewide roles for almost fifty years. He was a long-time member of the First Church in Wenham.

Harold was raised in a large family with seven brothers and sisters, Norma, Shirley, John, Hazel, Marilyn, Robert, and Sandra. His mother founded the Hazel Boone Studio of Dance Education, which is still family run, and she instilled a life-long passion for ballroom dancing in Harold and his siblings. He was active in ballroom dancing his entire life, sharing the joy of dance with Jean and Evelyn.

Harold was proud of his sons and grandchildren and took great interest and delight in following their lives and activities. He always made time to attend their school, sporting, and life events. Some of the family’s best memories include touring the United States to visit many national parks and Disneyland.

In retirement, Harold loved ocean cruising and international travel. With Jean, he traveled to Israel, Egypt, Italy, Costa Rica, Alaska, the Caribbean, and throughout the United States. With Evelyn, he cruised to Barcelona and the Bahamas, and traveled within the United States. He remained a staunch supporter of the HWRHS sports programs, as both an official and spectator. In the most recent boys basketball season, he and Evelyn attended every game, including the state championship game in Worcester.

Harold lived a full life filled with an infectious enthusiasm and zeal. He was distinguished in many aspects of life, both personally and professionally. He impacted the lives of his family, students, friends, colleagues, and community. He will be missed by all, but remembered for the joy that he brought.

IPSWICH: John J. Davis, Jr., 86, passed away at home in Ipswich surrounded by his family on June 8, after a short illness.

He was best friend and devoted husband of Barbara Sollows-Davis.

Born in Beverly, he was the proud son of the late John Sr. and Evelyn (Cressy) Davis.

A graduate of Beverly High School, John was drafted by the U.S. Army and served in Korea. Because of his astute knowledge of mechanics they immediately assigned him to the 54th Engineering Company where he maintained trucks and tanks from the front lines until his honorable discharge. After the military, John settled in Beverly, married, and had three children, Ellen, Tom and John.

He was a cooperating founder of Dynatrol, which was purchased by General Motors. He continued to work at GM until he was recruited by Raytheon Corporation. He was an administrator in the Missile Defense Division until his retirement in 1991.

In 1979, John married Barbara J. Sollows with whom he shared 36 amazing years of marriage. John and Barbara had a powerful relationship, totally devoted to each other. They filled their life with fun and travel.

John loved the great outdoors and all beaches. Thank you to The Trustees of Reservation for making it possible for him to get down on Crane Beach as recently as a month ago.

He was an early member of Jubilee Yacht Club and raced 110s. He loved to tell people he had locker #1 before the fire at JBYC. He was also involved in Community Boating on the Charles River. For years, he rode his bicycle everywhere. He was an old car enthusiast, skier, sailor, bird watcher, Boy Scout Leader and all around Mr. Fix it.

When he married Barbara, she already had a son, Clyde and a daughter Sandee. In winter, he would take everyone skiing and summer it was always heading out the Essex River in his sailboat.

But his favorite was to be with his grandchildren who lovingly called him "Bumpa; four adoring grandchildren, Emily J. Pohas of Tampa, Fla., Christina J. Pohas of Beverly, Kimberly S. Sollows and her husband, Chris Agneta, of Alsted, N.H. and Kevin C. Sollows of Westford. He will live on in our hearts and lives forever. He is survived by wife, Barbara Sollows-Davis of Ipswich; two daughters, Sandra L. Sollows of Ipswich, Ellen Davis of Cambridge; son, Clyde W. Sollows and his wife, Susan of Westford; son, Tom Davis and his wife, Kate of Missoula, Mont.; and son, John D. Davis, also of Missoula, Mont. John also leaves a sister, Margaret "Peggy" Riley and her husband, Ed of Marblehead; two nieces and a nephew.

BEVERLY: Frank L. Breton, 89, died peacefully, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Joan M. (Wolniewicz) Breton.

Born in Manchester, N.H. on May 11, 1925, he was the son of the late Frank Manning and Rachael (Carbonneau) Breton. He was a graduate of Manchester High School and the Massachusetts Technical School in Boston. He had resided in Beverly and Hamilton for most of his adult life. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he served in Peleliu and Okinawa before being honorably discharged in May 1946. H was also a member of the A.P. Gardner Post #194, American Legion in Hamilton and loved attending his Marine Corps reunions.

Frank owned and operated Breton’s TV in Beverly for many years. He enjoyed many outdoor activities, including, swimming, camping, skating and snow mobiling. He took great pride in building his summer home at Granny Kent Pond in Shapleigh, Maine. His greatest joy was his family and he will be sadly missed by all.

In addition to his wife of 32 years, he is survived by his five children, Carol Rogers of Shapleigh, Maine, Donna Maguire of Sanford, Maine, Darlene Breton of Sanford, Maine, Francine Cram and her husband, Dennis of Shapleigh, and Thomas Breton and his wife, Patricia of Shapleigh; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Linda Breton of Biddeford, Maine; two brothers-in-law, Larry Dedeo and his wife, Pam and Ed Packard; a sister-in-law, Ann Packard and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his son, Frank Breton, Jr. and a sister, Pearl DiFranza.


GLOUCESTER: Leland passed away at his home in Treasure Island on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015. Lee proudly served in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany. Upon returning from serving his country, he began a career in corporate sales, settled back in Massachusetts and worked 16 years at Gorton's of Gloucester Seafood before owning and operating a restaurant in Essex. Lee grew up in Lanesville and Gloucester, and finally settled his family in Hamilton.

There, he became very active member of the community serving auxiliary police officer and a member in good standing of the American Legion Post 194. In 1991, he and his wife, Nancy, moved to Florida. Lee continued to serve the community by working with the elderly and as a member of the Board of his resident community association. Lee was the son of the late Hugo and Carolyn (Casey) Aspesi of Rockport.

Lee is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Nancy (Blonda) Aspesi of Ipswich; his daughter, Kellie DeAmbrose and her husband, Keith and their son , Mitchell, of Wilmington; his son, Jon "Jay" Aspesi of Raleigh, N.C. and his sister, Pamela Burke and her husband, Richard of Palm City, Fla.

Lee loved his country, his family, boating and fishing with his dad. A true Patriot, he will be missed more than words can express.

HAMILTON: Robert G. Gagne 86, beloved husband of Lois (Bowling) Gagne, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Beverly Hospital.

Born in Beverly, he was the son of the late Alfred and Albertine (Delise) Gagne. He was raised in Salem and received his education in the Salem School System.

An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Army. He entered the service in 1948, where he met the love of his life, Lois, and were later married.

Robert was employed for many years as construction painter and foreman, working throughout the North Shore until the time of his retirement, and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades.

A longtime resident of Hamilton, he was a member of the American Legion Post 194 in Hamilton.

In addition to his wife, with whom he had shared 64 years of marriage, he is survived by two daughters, Katherine Pavenski and her husband, Peter, of Hamilton and Sharon Short and her husband, Steven, of Georgia; four grandchildren, Peter J. Pavenski and his wife, Stacey, Kerre Picard, Robert Pavenski and his fiancée, Lisa, and Shayne Pavenski; five great-grandchildren, Siva, Christina, Lincoln, Daphne, and Riley

HAMILTON: Lloyd J. Burnett, age 93 ,of South Hamilton, passed away peacefully April 27, 2015 at the Kaplan House in Danvers. He was the husband of Hilda (Kingsbury) Burnett with whom he shared 68 years of marriage.

Born in Greenville, Maine, Lloyd was the son of the late James and Ella (Sullivan) Burnett. He was educated in Greenville High School, Bangor High School, Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine, and the University of Maine at Orono.

In 1942, he enlisted in the army and was honorably discharged in 1946. He saw service in the European Theater of Operation from 1944 to 1946 as an infantryman in the 66th Panther Division and the 42nd Rainbow Division. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Expert Marksman Medal plus several other awards for his service.

Following his discharge he returned to his home in Bangor, Maine and married his high school sweetheart, Hilda L. Kingsbury. They moved to Hamilton in 1951. He was employed for 23 years by the United Shoe Machinery Corp. in Beverly as a mechanical design draftsman and 13 years by GTE Sylvania at the Development Laboratory in Ipswich.

Lloyd was a lifetime member of the D.A.V., a member of St. Andrew’s Lodge of

AF & AM in Bangor, Maine, a member of the Beverly North East Club of Masons, and was an assistant scoutmaster for 12 years with Boy Scout Troop 35 in Hamilton.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Stephanie, and son-in-law, Richard Quinn of Wenham; a son, Terrance, and daughter-in-law, Joanne of Danvers; and a son, Douglas, of Mossy Head, Fla. He leaves his sister, Margaret Boyd of St. Louis; a niece, Terri Jacobs of St. Louis; and four grandchildren, Meghan Quinn, Adam Burnett, Jason Burnett and Nathan Burnett and his beloved cat, Max. He was also father-in-law to the late Vickie Burnett of Mossy Head, Fla.

Robert J. "Red" Butman

Robert J.
BEVERLY: Robert J. “Red” Butman, 89, beloved husband of Carmella (Stelline) Butman, died Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Beverly, he was the son of the late Roland and Lucy (Lambert) Butman.

A highly decorated and honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Army. He was the recipient of two Purple Heart Medals, one of which was awarded for his bravery on October 24, 1944 in Northern Italy and the Bronze Star. A German shell hit the structure and exploded where sixteen U.S. soldiers from the Red Bull 34th Division were at rest. Sgt. Butman was the sole survivor. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the V.F.W. in Beverly, Past Commander of the American Legion Post #194 in Hamilton, County Commander of the Son’s of the American Legion, Past President of 34th Infantry Division Association and a member of the Militiary Order of Purple Heart.

Mr. Butman had been employed for many years as a caretaker at local North Shore estates including the McKean Estate in Hamilton and the William Loeb Estate in Prides Crossing. At the time of his retirement, Red worked in the security department at Beverly Hospital.

In addition to his wife, with whom he shared 68 years of marriage, he is survived by two sons, Robert Butman Jr. and his wife, Nancy of Beverly and William Butman of Beverly; six grandchildren, Robert Butman III and his wife, Kristen, Sam Melei III, Steven Butman, Jeffrey Melei and his wife, Courtney, Christopher Butman and his wife, Emily and Donald Butman and his friend, Nicole; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eleanor Lundergan of Peabody and Dorothy Desjardins and her husband, Gus of Florida; one brother, Philip Butman and his wife, Frances of Beverly and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Ralph, Donald and Earl “Tom” Butman.


HAMILTON: Robert Arthur McRae, 89, beloved husband of the late Eva (LaMothe) McRae, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 1st, at Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody. Born in Hamilton on September 26, 1925, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Blanche (Ferguson) McRae.

Robert was a lifelong resident of Hamilton. He was a graduate of Hamilton High School, Class of 1943. Robert served his country in the United States Navy during WWII as one of the Seabees. Robert owned and operated Mac’s Shoe Repair, a staple in Hamilton for 64 years. He was also a dedicated Hamilton firefighter for 40 years and served as Fire Chief for 10 years. Robert was a member of the Hamilton American Legion Post 194 for 71 years, a Hamilton Wenham Rotary Member for over 30 years, and a member of the John T. Heard Masonic Lodge in Ipswich for 50 years.

Robert is survived by one son, Michael McRae and his wife, Pamela, of Maryland; six grandchildren, Scott, Shaun, Glendon, Heather, Alvaro, and Chris; and 12 great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Donna Iovanni of Vermont. He was predeceased by his son, Wayne McRae; his second wife of nine years, Shirley (Burke) McRae; and his brothers and sisters, Alfred, Kenny, Gordon, Carlton, Eloise, and Bessie.


Born in Somerville on December 14, 1924, he was the son of the late Alfred L. and Rita (Hatcher) Youden. He had resided in Beverly for many years before moving to Garfield, Texas, in 1987. He returned to the North Shore in 1999, and settled in Danvers. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was honorably discharged as a Sergeant on March 2, 1947.

Bucky was employed as a finish carpenter for Brown Kitchen & Bath in Danvers for several years before his retirement in 1986. He had also once worked as a dock master for Beverly Harbor Marina, Cape Ann Marina and Miller Wharf Marina in Salem for many years.

He was a member of the A.P. Gardner Post #194, American Legion in Hamilton, and a former member of the Jubilee Yacht Club in Beverly and the North East Surf Patrol. He loved boating and enjoyed camping with his family and friends in Naples, Maine.

He is survived by his son, Robert Trask and his wife, Linda (Mailhoit), of Danvers; two daughters, Patricia Ottley of Danvers and Shelia Polizzi and her husband, Robert, of Garfield; five grandchildren, Pamela Griffin, Frank Ottley, Deborah Ottley, Tracey Trask, and Clayton Polizzi; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was also predeceased by his son-in-law, Francis Ottley.

Born in Beverly May 13, 1930, he was the son of the late Raymond A. and Ruth (Perley) Whipple. He was educated in local public schools, and graduated from Hamilton High School in 1948, the President of his senior class. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War on the USS Ft. Mandan LSD-21 as a radioman. Following his honorable discharge in 1954 he continued his education at the Boston Radio Communications College. Married in 1956, the Whipples made their home and raised their family on Pleasant Street. He was a longtime employee of New England Telephone and Telegraph, and retired in 1990 as a manager with Verizon.

A lifelong and dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church of Hamilton, he served on many committees including the building committee in 1962, and spent countless hours volunteering his time for the church. He was a member of the Hamilton Personnel Board for several years in the 1990s, was a Past Master Councilor of Beverly DeMolay, where he was awarded the Degree of Chevalier, a longtime member of the John T. Heard Masonic Lodge AF&AM of Ipswich and the Aleppo Shrine of Wilmington where he was a member of the Arab Patrol Uniformed Unit. He enjoyed many community projects in town and puttering about at his home, church and his cottage in Naples, Maine. A proud father and grandfather, he cherished the time he spent with his family. He will be remembered for his dry wit and sense of humor.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by his daughters, Karen Varney and her husband, Robert of Bow, N.H., Laurel Knight and her husband, Stephen of Amesbury and his grandchildren, Hannah and Ryan Varney of Bow and Matthew and Kristen Knight of Amesbury. He is also survived by his brother, Raymond Whipple, Jr and his wife, Donna of Hamilton and his sister, Shirley Adams and her husband, George of Lancaster, N.H.


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.


Terrance P.  Hart

8/30/1948 - 5/1/2014

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

                                                                                                                                                                   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.

Donald E. Wood, 81

AUGUST 15, 2013


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
Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home
(781) 933-0400
Published in The Boston Globe on August 5, 2013 - See more at:

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.

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
Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home
(781) 933-0400
Published in The Boston Globe on August 5, 2013 - See more at:

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.

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.”

                                                      JOHN (JACK) AKIN


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.

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