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Eleanor Boothroyd Godin
John Frederic Casey
Harding Taylor Clark
Arthur Emanuel Dinerman
William (Bill) Durgin
Barbara D. Durkee
Doris Sarah Eisenberg Winer
Robert Edgar Gibson
James Lane, Jr
Thomas James O'Leary
Janet Marie Owens Dandreo
Richard Eugene Parletta
Pricilla Parks Goddard
Jackie Peters Allman
Barbara A. Pettis Silsbee
Doris Christine Porter Cowdell
Suzanne Rafferty Covello
Mary Ann Savino Stacey
Sally Smith Cooke
(Erwin) Yale Strogoff
Janet Sullivan McGrath
Nancy Tattle Lev
From the Salem News DANVERS Mrs. Eleanor M. (Bothroyd) Godin, 74, of Danvers, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 in Beverly Hospital, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Richard E. Godin.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of Dorothy (McGown) O'Donnell, of Danvers, and the late Ernest Bothroyd. She attended Swampscott schools and was a graduate of Swampscott High School. Eleanor had lived in Lynn until moving to Danvers 35 years ago.
She had formerly worked for many years at the Lynn Five Cent Savings Bank in Lynn.
Eleanor enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, and traveling with her husband. She loved her Dachshunds and will be greatly missed by her dog "Prince."
In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Judy Hill and her husband Robert of Ormond Beach, Fla., Donna Halliday and her husband Raymond of Newburyport; one son, Paul Godin and his wife Susan of Newton, N.H.; seven grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
John Frederic Casey died in 1993. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he married Peg Nies (Swampscott High School Class of 1955) and raised three sons. He graduated from Northeastern University with honors in 1979 and received his Masters degree from Anna Maria College in 1981. He served with the MDC Police until 1969, when he joined the Swampscott Police Department and attained the rank of lieutenant. (SHS Class of 1953 Remembrance Book, December 2003)
Ed Deschenes did on 28 July 2015. Click here for the Salem News obituary: http://www.salemnews.com/obituaries/charles-e-deschenes/article_7f6ca94a-ea18-5d28-861b-2b668bcda4fd.html
Arthur Emanuel Dinerman died at the age of 62, in Olney, Maryland. He married Janet Arvin, who survived him with their three children, Julie Ann, Joshua and Rebecca. At Artie's death there were two grandchildren. Artie served in the U.S. Navy, was an engineer, received his law degree and worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission. He later became a self-employed engraver. (AG+Remembrance Book)
William (Bill) Durgin died in a house fire in Candia, N.H. on 18 October, 2009. He'd lived there for 15 years.
Bill had been a jet mechanic in the USAF, and was afterwards employed in the auto upholstery business, Candia Cushions. He travelled in his motor home.
Bill is survived by three daughters,two sons and many grandchildren. He was married twice.
Barbara D. Durkee, of Peabody, formerly of Swampscott, 30 March 2009, Registered Nurse for Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Daughter of the late Roy and Dorothy (Champion) Durkee. Survived by her three nephews, Lawrence E. Durkee, Jr., of Andover, Paul D. Durkee of Holliston, Thomas F. Durkee of Carmichael, California and a niece Dana-Ann Durkee of Colorado. She also leaves several great nieces and nephews. She is the sister of the late Russell D. and Lawrence E. Durkee. Her Funeral will be held on Friday at 9:00 AM from the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 67 Ocean Street (Rte. 1A) LYNN, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, Lynn at 10:00 AM Burial in Swampscott Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours on Thursday from 4 to 7 PM. Donations may be made to St. Mary's High School, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 35 Tremont Street, Lynn, MA 01902. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com. E-mail Visit Guest Book. Boston Globe
Doris Sarah Eisenberg Winer passed away in November 1987 from complications with pneumonia. She left four children, David, Andrea, Mindy, and her oldest (yours truly), a number of grandchildren, and her younger sister Estelle Fine, who currently lives in Swampscott. My parents had been divorced in the late 1970s. (Larry Winer, 1 January 2007)
Robert Edgar Gibson died on October 19, 1984. After service in the Army, he married in 1960. He worked at the G.E. River Works in Lynn as a computer specialist. His hobby was "O" scale model trains. He is survived by his wife, Louise, and four daughters. (Remembrance Book)
Stanley Gordon died in June 2008.
Derek Hepworth died on 18 April 2005 after a long illness contracted soon after the 50th Class Reunion. Elaine Hepworth wrote to the Class of 53 website: Often I think about your wonderful reunion which was really one of Derek's last healthy periods. (23 October 2005)
Toni Jaffee died in November 2008 of cancer. Temple Bat Yin, Ocean City, Maryland, of which she was a past chair, have named an annual health fair in her honor.
James Lane, Jr died 30 August 30, 2009 following a brief illness. He and Elaine (Byrne) Lane had shared over 50 years of marriage. Born in Lynn, he was raised and educated in Swampscott. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army, served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1954. Upon marrying, he moved to Peabody where he lived for 50 years. James worked for Mass Electric as a cable splicer for over 35 years in the Malden, Everett, and Revere areas before retiring 12 years ago. He was very proud of his Irish heritage and he enjoyed visiting Ireland twice with Elaine. He enjoyed boating and golfing. He enjoyed the time he spent with his family and later, his grandchildren. Besides Elaine, James is survived by three sons and two daughers, nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. (adapted from the Salem News)
Thomas James O'Leary (Tom) died on 17 December 1968 at the age of 33, of a rare blood deficiency. He was Assistant Professor of Political Science at Williams College, from which he was on leave as visiting research professor at the National University of Chile.
Tom had graduated from Princeton University and earned his doctorate at Stanford University. Before joining Williams, he was a research assistant for the Cuban Refugees in Miami project and then research assistant for the Stanford studies of the Communist system.
Tom's parents, his younger brothers Terry and Jim, and his younger sister all survived him. Williams College established a fund in Tom's honor to further Latin-American studies at the College.
Janet Marie Owens Dandreo died on September 7, 1979. She leaves her husband William, two sons and one daughter. (Remembrance Book)
Richard Eugene Parletta died on January 28, 1983. After high school he entered the G.E. apprentice program. He had a store in Wyoma Square, Lynn, who sold and serviced radio-controlled model airplanes. He is survived by two sisters. (Remembrance Book)
Pricilla Parks Goddard died on October 25, 2003 in Hampton, New Hampshire. She is survived by her husband, Robert, two daughters, her sister and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son. (Ann Maitland Whittemore, 6 December 2003)
Jackie Peters Allman died during the summer of 2007.... Her ashes were spread on Fishermans Beach. (Ron Peters, SHS Class of 1957, Jackie's brother, 2009)
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From the Marblehead Reporter - Barbara A. Pettis Silsbee, 74, of Danvers, formerly of Lynn, died on November 22, 2008, at Beverly Hospital, after a brief illness. she was the wife of the late Henry O. Sillsbee III.
Born in Swampscott, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Cecil E. (DeVeau) Pettis.
She graduated from Swampscott High School, Class of 1953 and had lived in Lynn since 1959.
Mrs Silsbee was a soprano soloist and enjoyed entertaining with her husband at veterans' homes and at orphanages.
She was a member of AMVETS Auxiliary No. 27, Lynn. She leaves two sons, Henry O. Silsbee IV and his wife, Nadine, of Wilmington and Bradley L. Silsbee of Swampscott; two daughters, Catherine E. Brackett and her husband, Scott, of Gloucester; and Anna L. Stiros and her husband, Gus, of Lynn; two brothers, Claude M. Pettis II of Pennsylvania and Leonard Pettis of California; a sister, Claudia M. Scolamiero of Swampscott; four grandchildren, Rebecca Brackett, James Stiros, Noelle and Rachel Silsbee; and several nieces and nephews.
Doris Christine Porter Cowdell's son Jim Cowdell told Sally Kitfield Shannon that Doris was a stay-at-home mom until the kids grew up then she went to work for Sears for a while.
She and her husband Herb moved to Milwaukee to be near their daughter Kathy. They were there for 7 years. When they returned to Lynn, Doris went to work at the Registry of Deeds. (That is where I saw her. SKS)
She had 4 children, James, Thomas, Richard & Kathy and 7 grandchildren. Jim and Richard live in Lynn, as does Herb.
Doris was born 23 December 1934 and died 4 April 1994. She had bone cancer and put up a good fight, working right up until a few days before she died. (Sally Kitfield Shannon, 17 July 2003)
Suzanne Rafferty Covello died on 24 January 1997, of complications from asthma. Suzy graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College with a major in zoology and started her first career as a research assistant at the Harvard Medical School.
In September 1958, she married Alfred (Tim) V. Covello and moved to Hartford, Connecticut, where Tim was attending law school. Suzy worked as a personnel specialist at the Aetna Life Insurance Company until the arrival of Timothy in 1961. Nancy - named after godmother Nancy Waldo McGrath - arrived in 1965.
Suzy spent the major part of the next 20 years in parenting and civic activities. Once both children were at Harvard, a part-time job doing title searches led to a full-time career. She received her law degree in 1987, became a member of the Connecticut Bar and joined the Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Company as the senior title examiner. She was also vice-president of the Connecticut Association of Real Property Professionals.
If asked, Suzy would have said her greatest achievement was her family, which now includes a son-in-law, daughter-in-law and four grandchildren. (Tish Bliss, sister, 22 August 2003)
Swampscott, MA Frank L. Scheffler, 77, of Swampscott, died Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at Salem Hospital, following a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Barbara M. (Stelchook) Scheffler, and the son of the late Frank Leo and Katherine Louise (Cahill) Scheffler. Born in Boston, Frank was raised in Swampscott, where he lived his whole life. He graduated from Swampscott High School, class of 1953, and Boston College, class of 1957. Frank was a United States Marine veteran. He worked in insurance sales for Sentry Insurance Company for thirty-four years. He enjoyed traveling, especially cruises every year with his wife, Barbara, gardening and visiting the VFW Post in Swampscott.
He is survived by his son, John Scheffler and his wife, Kristen, of Swampscott; his daughters, Louise McNulty and her husband, Tom, of Danvers and Kathryn Mastrangelo and her husband, Vito, of Danvers; four grandchildren, Emily, Tommy and Julia McNulty and Lily Mastrangelo. He also leaves his sisters, Dorothy Bartram of Swampscott and Mary Lou Collins of Lynn; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Joanne Scheffler.
Salem News Obituary Saturday 10 August 2013
From the Salem News obituary:
MARBLEHEAD Sally Smith Cooke, 74, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, on Saturday, July 10, 2010 after celebrating her 50th anniversary on July 9. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Sally was born in Lynn, to the late Frederick P. Smith and Mabelle Carrie Benvie Smith on Dec. 22, 1935. Of her close childhood relatives, she leaves her brother, Frederick P. Smith, of Ocala, Fla., and her cousin, Jean Benvie Perkins and husband Hamilton Perkins of Marblehead.
She grew up on Hamilton Avenue in Lynn, where she attended elementary school and Cobbett Junior High, later moving to Elmwood Road in Swampscott, graduating from Swampscott High School in 1953, and from Bates College in 1957 with a major in Biology. She was much loved and respected by her classmates, who elected her Winter Carnival Queen in 1957. Throughout her life she remained an active and devoted Bates alumna, which included monthly luncheons with local classmates.
Sally also excelled in her career. She attained one of the first Masters in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University in 1959. Her first job was at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston. The following year she married her lifelong love, Phillips C. Cooke of Swampscott. They enjoyed a long and loving marriage, and she hung on long enough to celebrate their 50th anniversary on July 9, passing away the day after. Her family was her greatest joy, and she raised her children in Marblehead. She temporarily ceased formal practice of Occupational Therapy to bring up her three beloved children, Jonathan, Peter and Jennifer. After her children were older, she resumed work at United Cerebral Palsy in early intervention for many years. For the first 40 years of their union she made her family's home on Pequot Road until moving across the cove in 2001, where her husband still resides.
Sally loved participating in many activities in town, including being a deacon and trustee of Old North Church, a long-term member and past-president of the Cottage Gardeners of Marblehead, a 40-year member of the Corinthian Yacht Club with her husband Phil, golfing with her dear friends and a member of the "Purl Girls" knitting group. She was also a gifted artist, creating many jewelry pieces, watercolors and hooked rugs.
With her husband Phil and her children, she developed a great sense of adventure as she became an accomplished skier, spending many years skiing at Waterville Valley, and went on many trips to the West and Alps with fellow ski bus friends, hiked 32 of the 4.000 footers in the White Mountains with her family and learned slalom waterskiing on Lake Sunapee. Sally enjoyed adventure, and she and Phil traveled the world together. One of her favorite trips was a cruise to Iceland and Spitsbergen, a Norwegian island lying far within the Arctic Circle.
She was a kind and loving wife, mother, sister, cousin, grandmother, aunt and friend, most especially remembered for her contagious smile, generous warmth and incredible graciousness.
Sally was much loved and will be greatly missed by her husband, Phillips Carter Cooke of Marblehead; her son, Jonathan Phillips Cooke; daughter in-law, Sarah, and their children, Rachel and Josh of Newton; son, Peter Benvie Cooke; daughter-in-law, Mary Ann, and their children, Madeleine and Jake of Westwood; and daughter, Jennifer Cooke Rotman; son-in-law, Rich, and their children, Matthew and Samuel of Westborough, and her countless friends.
Her family would like to thank all of the special people at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers and all of her care providers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, most especially her oncologist, Ursula Matulonis, MD.
(Erwin) Yale Strogoff died on 10 October 2011 at home in Florida.
Yale Strogoff, age 75, died on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 following a brief illness at his home in Aventura, Fla.
Born in Cambridge, he graduated from Swampscott High School and attended Boston University. He was also a long time Marblehead resident. Mr. Strogoff was a scrap metal dealer with businesses in Chelsea and Everett. He was a member of the Iron and Metal Institute. An avid boater and golfer he was a Vice Commodore of the Neptune Yacht Club in Florida, former member of the Boston Yacht Club and a member of their long range planning committee in Marblehead and a member of the Diplomat Golf Club in Florida. He was a volunteer at the Aleph Institute in Florida. He was a founder and past Brotherhood President of Temple Beth Shalom in Peabody. Also he was a member of the Aircraft Owners Pilot Assn., and the Mass. Surf Patrol.
Beloved husband of Roberta "Bobbe" (Stryer) Strogoff. Devoted father of Cathy and her husband Peter Netburn of Sudbury, Steven and his wife Kinga Strogoff of Swampscott. Loving brother of Carol and her husband Dr. Harold Levin of Swampscott. Cherished grandfather of Amanda Netburn, David Netburn, Maika, Tyler, and Nicholas.
Salem News obituary (www.salemnews.com), sent by Oneita Soutter
Janet Sullivan McGrath died on 5 May 2007.
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