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Barbieri, Richard Charles (Sieler)  
Richard Charles (Sieler) Barbieri, Sr. Died: December 15th, 2014 ASHBY -- Richard "Dick" Charles (Sieler) Barbieri, Sr. 73, of Ashby, MA loving Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Nephew died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Monday, December 15th, 2014. Dick was predeceased by his loving wife Marie (Brideau) Barbieri. He leaves his children, Richard C. Barbieri, Jr., Darren Johnson, Kimberly (Barbieri) Porter & Susan Barbieri. Also left were his siblings Tish Jay, Julie Redden, Jodi Rachkovsky, Stan Sieler and his two granddaughters Makayla & Amanda Porter. Dick was born in Bell, CA, traveled the world in the 1960's while serving on the USS Bang SS-385, a U.S. Navy submarine which served as the basis for his top selling book "Smoke Boat Sailor" available on Amazon. Dick has lived in many locations including Singapore, California, Hawaii, Washington, South Dakota, New York, and Massachusetts. He attended Pearl Harbor Intermediate School Honolulu, HI from 1955-1957 and graduated from Charlestown, MA High School Class of 1960. Dick then attended Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA from 1965-1967 where he obtained an Associates degree in Electrical Engineering. Later he attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA and earned a degree in Industrial Engineering, followed by a Masters degree in Business from Lesley College in Cambridge, MA. Dick was a pioneer in the field of Quality Management and Control. He is a respected Fellow member of the American Society of Quality (ASQ) and has written many innovative books and training materials on quality control and management. Fellow Membership is an honor bestowed by other ASQ Members. A Fellow represents the upper echelon of the quality profession and serves as the backbone of the ASQ. Dick was a lifelong teacher and worked as a Senior Graduate Lecturer in the Masters Degree program in the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. Dick was well known as an entrepreneur and was the founder and President of both The Quality Improvement Network and Barbieri Quality Registrars where he helped hundreds of companies worldwide. He was a Consultant at SQA Services, Trainer, Auditor & certified on-line Lecturer, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Management Systems for Medical devices and Pharmaceuticals. Most recently, Dick was a Vice President of Quality at Foxx Life Sciences. Dick was a devoted and caring family man who enjoyed spending time with his family, teaching & playing the 5-String Banjo, fishing, sailing, and camping. He was a man of great integrity, was an extremely hard worker, and always helped those in need. His incredible sense of humor was second to none. Dick was a source of great inspiration and provided many with loving & wise advice and guidance. BARBIERI -- Calling hours for Dick will be held on Friday December 19th 2014, from 9:30-11:00 am at Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster, MA. Services begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by a burial with military honors in Evergreen Cemetery, 357 Main Street, Leominster MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the National Kidney Foundation, National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016. www.richardsonfuneralhome.net .
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Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Dec. 17, 2014
Burke, Ryan M.  
Ryan M. Burke MCI-Shirley Corrections Officer TEWKSBURY -- Ryan M. Burke, age 31, a former longtime Tewksbury resident, passed away unexpectedly, at the Lowell General Hospital-Saints Campus on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Born in Melrose on October 31, 1983, he was the beloved son of Robert S. Burke and Teresa E. (Robinson) Burke, who survive him, of Seabrook, NH, formerly of Tewksbury. Ryan was raised in Tewksbury, attended Tewksbury schools and graduated from Tewksbury Memorial High School in 2002. Following high school, he attended Middlesex Community College. Ryan was employed as a Corrections Officer at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Facility in Shirley for the past 10 years. He enjoyed playing a round of golf with his friends and was a passionate sports enthusiast. In addition to his parents, Ryan is survived by his twin sister, Rachel B. Crouse and her husband Robert of Worcester; also many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. BURKE -- Ryan M. Calling hours are Friday, Dec. 19, from 4-8 p.m. at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury. His funeral will be held Saturday, Dec. 20, at 9 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. William's Church, 1351 Main St., Rte. 38, Tewksbury. Interment at Tewksbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Fisher House Boston, www.fisherhouseboston.org , P.O. Box 230, South Walpole, MA 02071. www.farmeranddee.com .
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Published in Lowell Sun on Dec. 17, 2014
Cancel, Pedro A.  
Pedro A. Cancel Mr. Pedro A. Cancel, age 69, a resident of Lowell died in Lowell on Dec. 14, 2014. Relatives and friends may call at the ROLAND W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 308 Pawtucket St., Lowell on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. His funeral service will take place immediately following at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. For his complete obituary please visit www.martinfuneralhome.net .
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Published in Lowell Sun on Dec. 17, 2014
Daoust Sr., Lawrence  
Lawrence R. Daoust, Sr. 1930 - 2014 STRATHAM Lawrence R. Daoust, Sr, 84, of Stratham died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born July 1, 1930 in Pittsfield, the son of the late Phillip R. and Rosanna (Pellerin) Daoust. He lived for many years in Pittsfield where he worked for General Electric as a toolmaker for 43 years, moving to Stratham in 2012. He was a member of the Springside Park Greenhouse Club for 20 years and volunteered cooking for patrons at the South Congregational Soup Kitchen for many years as well. He also volunteered at Tanglewood, where he built the beautiful stonewall surrounding the garden outside of Seiji Ozawa Hall. He was a talented artist in nearly any medium, and an avid horticulturalist. He loved to cook and share hearty laughs with friends and family. He is remembered for his charm, his character, his integrity, and his dedication and love for his family. He was the husband of the late Barbara (O'Connor) Daoust. He was a dedicated and loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He is remembered by his five children, Lawrence R. Daoust, Jr., David P. Daoust and his wife, Jeanette, Christine Daoust, Deborah Marchant, and Melissa Merchant and her longtime companion, Michael McCarthy; his five grandchildren, Jason A. Marchant, Danielle R. Marchant, Gabrielle R. Merchant, Alex B. Merchant, and Michelle L. Daoust; and his brother, Philip R. Daoust and his wife, Maureen; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandson, Christopher D.B. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Celebration of his life will be held at the Stockbridge Funeral Home, 141 Epping Road, Exeter, NH, on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be mailed to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, PO Box 160, Hatfield, MA 01038, Attn: Development Department or to a charity of your choice. Please visit : www.Stockbridgefh.com
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 17, 2014
Flynn, John F. "Doc"  
John F. "Doc" Flynn, Jr. Decorated Veteran of WWII and Korean War LOWELL -- John F. "Doc" Flynn, Jr., 89, a longtime resident of the Acre section of the City, died Monday morning at the Wingate at Belvidere Nursing Center in Lowell. He was the husband of the late Irene A. (Lord) Flynn who died May 12, 2004. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 1, 1925, the son of the late John and the late Julia G. (Newton) Flynn, Sr., he attended St. Patrick Grammar School and was a graduate of Lowell High School. A proud veteran of World War II and the Korean War, John served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Reeves in the North Atlantic on escort duty and after the ship was renamed the APD-52 was sent to the Japan invasion area where it undertook anti submarine, anti aircraft, underwater demolition duties and the repatriation of former P.O.W. held by the Japanese. Doc worked as a laborer for the city of Lowell for many years and was a member of the Association of State County and Municipal Employees. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veteran's Association. John is survived by a granddaughter Sheri Boland of Lowell; two brothers James R. Flynn and his wife Valerie, William R. Flynn; three sisters Madeline Venne, Margaret Delorme and Patricia Farrell; a former daughter-in-law Stella McAuliffe; and members of the Foster and Lord families; and many nieces and nephews. He was father of the late Linda Boland and the late John F. Flynn, III, was the brother of the late Richard Flynn, the late Thomas Flynn and the late Gertrude Ragland, brother-in-law of the late Ruth Flynn and Sheila Flynn (who died December 14, 2014). FLYNN -- Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9 to 10:45 A.M. Friday. His Funeral Service will follow at the Funeral Home at 11 o'clock. Burial will follow at Tyngsboro Memorial Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com . Contributions in his memory to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
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Published in Lowell Sun on Dec. 17, 2014
Gavlik, Loretta C. (Masson)  
Loretta C. (Masson) Gavlik of Dracut; 92 DRACUT -- Loretta C. (Masson) Gavlik, 92, died Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick J. Gavlik. She was born in Lowell on September 7, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Abraham and Aurora (Soucy) Masson. Loretta was educated in the Dracut school system. In her free time, she was an avid gardener but above all she enjoyed spending time with her family. Lorretta is survived by her two sons, Frederick A. Gavlik and his wife Theresa of Dracut and Richard Gavlik and his wife Nancy of Tynsgboro; her two daughters Nancy H. Milnes and her husband Daniel of Drauct and Joyce Webb and her husband Darrel of Bowling Greens, VA and her 3 sisters, Florence Allard of Dracut, Doris Pike of Dracut, and Julia Moore of Dracut. She is also survived by her 9 grandchildren Alfred and Michael Carl, Richard and Marlene Gavlik, Justin and Rachel Webb, Michael McDowell, Donna O'Meara, and Brenda Dumont, as well as 10 great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Roger and Leo Masson and sisters, Aurora Proulx, Theresa Vivier and Irene LaCourse. GAVLIK -- Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Avenue, Dracut on WEDNESDAY, December 17th, from 4-8 p.m. Her Funeral will be held on THURSDAY at the Funeral Home at 10 a.m., with interment to follow in Tyngsboro Memorial Cemetery, Tyngsboro. For directions or to leave an online condolence, story, or message please visit www.dracutfuneralhome.com or find us on Facebook under Dracut Funeral Home.
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Published in Lowell Sun from Dec. 16 to Dec. 17, 2014
Handley, Cecelia  
Cecelia "Bunky" Handley 1929 - 2014 DALTON Cecelia "Bunky" Handley, born on Dec. 26, 1929 united with her beloved husband, William B. Handley on Dec., 11, 2014. She was at home under the care of Hospice and her family by her side. Bunky was born in Danville, IL and later graduated from the University of Illinois as a Registered Nurse. She worked on the Pediatric floor at Lakeview Hospital in Danville, Illinois in the 1970's. She enjoyed hosting wonderful parties complete with singing carols around the piano for many symphony and choir members alike while living at 214 W. Harrison in Danville, Il. After Bill's passing in 2000, Bunky eventually moved to Dalton, near her daughter, Mary Verdi. Bunky was a devoted wife and mother and friend to all. She was often called upon for advice on life and raising kids. She is survived by several brothers and sisters across the country, her son, John Handley of Grand Junction, Colo.; son, Paul and Michelle Handley of Chandler, Ariz. and her daughter, Mary Verdi and husband, James Culliton, Jr. She also leaves her grandchildren: Megan, Kristin, Cole, Emily, Charlie, Julia, Madilyn, Kate, Trip and Gabe. Rest peacefully mom. We love you Grammy! Bunky will be laid to rest with her husband in Danville, Illinois at a later date.
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 17, 2014
Kelly, Hilda  
Hilda Kelly 1925 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Mrs. Hilda Whalen Kelly, 89 of Mount Greylock Extended Care Facility died Monday, Dec. 15 at the Berkshire Medical Center. Born in New Bedford, MA on Feb. 21, 1925 the daughter of the late Manuell and Lucia Sequeria Ferreria she attended local schools and was a 1944 graduate of Pittsfield High School. Mrs. Kelly was employed at the former G.E.A.A. as a waitress for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo, knitting, cleaning residential homes, travelling to the casinos, and was well known to her friends and family for being the family historian. Hilda had information for everyday of a month on her calendar. Her most precious talent was being a loving mom. She was a fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. She leaves four daughters, Delores (Keith) Dapper of Dalton, Deborah (Richard) Goddeau of Foxboro, MA., Pamela Pires of Meriden, CT., and Joyce (Cory) Gallup of Cheshire. Hilda also leaves to mourn her loss her eight precious grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, also leaves a brother, Nelson (Betty) Ferreria of Kernersville, N.C. and a sister-in-law, Mary Ferreria of Pittsfield. Her second husband John P. Kelly Jr. died July 9, 2006. They were married Feb. 20, 1982. She was predeceased by her first husband, Francis E. Whalen who died Sept. 29, 1970 as well as two sons, Ronald Whalen in 1975 and Francis (Tink) Whalen, Jr. in 1988. A grandson, Michael Pires died in 1988 and her brother, Armando Ferreria died in 2014. FUNERAL NOTICE: Mrs. Hilda Whalen Kelly died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. at the DWYER FUNERAL HOME with the Rev. Bryan Lamberton of the Berkshire First Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pittsfield Boys & Girls Club care of The DWYER FUNERAL HOME, 776 North St. Pittsfield, MA 01201 Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances. The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Mount Greylock Extended Care Facility for their wonderful care and friendship.
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 17, 2014
Klein, Mary  
Mary Klein MCLEAN, VA Mary Ila Ware Klein, 86, a resident of McLean, VA since 1965, died peacefully on Dec. 13, 2014 at The Jefferson in Arlington, VA.Born in Pittsburgh, PA to Robert Wright Ware and Anne McFall, she was raised in Havertown, PA and graduated from Notre Dame Catholic Girls' High School in Moylan, PA. She graduated from Trinity College in Washington, DC with a B.A. in English literature. Prior to his death in 1986, Mrs. Klein accompanied her husband, Philip A. Klein, on Foreign Service assignments to Libya, Uganda, and the Sudan. She was manuscript editor for the book "Libya and the UN" by the late Sir Adrian Pelt, former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations; taught English to paraplegic Ugandan men in a sheltered workshop in Kampala, where she also founded and edited the U.S. Embassy's newsletter for the American community; and chaired the school board for the American International School in Khartoum as well as international women's groups there. During home assignments, Mrs. Klein was editor-in-chief of the Alumnae Journal of Trinity College from 1981 to 1985 and an occasional organist for St. John's Catholic Church in McLean. Before her marriage and after her husband's death she was a reports officer for the Central Intelligence Agency's Directorate of Operations. In addition to her husband, her brother, William E. Ware, predeceased her. Survivors include her son, Jeffrey Klein (Carrie) of San Diego, CA, her two daughters, Patricia Young (Greg) of McLean, VA and Madeline Fleckenstein (Stephen) of Arlington, VA, four grandsons and many nieces and nephews including Jim Finnerty of Stockbridge, MA. FUNERAL NOTICE: A visitation will be held at the Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main St., Lee, MA Friday, Dec. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stockbridge, MA, Saturday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Stockbridge. If you would like to leave a message of condolence or share pictures or stories please visit our website at www.kellyfuneralhome.net .
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 17, 2014
Krasnow, Herbert  
Herbert Krasnow 1916 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Herbert Michael Krasnow died on Dec. 12, 2014 at the Meadowbrook of Granby Nursing Home in CT. He was 98 years old. In one word Herbert was called "Poppa" by his family. In a few words he was "smart" and "entrepreneurial". Herbert was born in Providence RI on Oct. 30, 1916 to Maurice & Esther Krasnow. Herbert met his soulmate Zelma (whom the family lovingly called "Momu") at age 16 and spent the next 80 years devoted to her and their marriage. Zelma passed away Apr. 25, 2013. Sep., 18, 2013 would have been their 75th year anniversary. Herbert was smart and went to Townsend Harris High School in NYC and was a classmate of Jonas Salk. He also attended Baruch College in NYC and studied accounting. Herbert was a good business man and could complete the New York Times crossword puzzles in a flash and was a master at the word game "Boggle". He was socialable and loved to dance with Zelma whenever the occasion arose. His father was a watchmaker, and Herbert started his own business along with his brother, Buddy. "Krasnow Brothers" was a manufacturing jeweler of rings. He was a member of the New York Jewelers Benevolent Association in NYC. Zelma and he retired early and moved to Pittsfield MA. They spent 30 years loving their home and shared it with family and friends enjoying the culture in the Berkshires.. Herbert was a volunteer at Tanglewood and tutored students at the Berkshire Community College and Pittsfield High School. He and Zelma started a scholarship fund, which remains active to help underprivileged students finance their education at the Berkshire Community College. Herbert will now join Zelma and be remembered by his family: son, Peter, daughter, Stephanie, daughter-in-laws, Christine and Heather, grand-kids Christopher, Erica, Mark and Kristian, grandson-in-law, Dan and Heino, great grand-kids, Samantha, Phillip, Max, Maya and Hunter, nephew, Paul, nieces, Paula and Jackie and others relatives and close friends who made his life meaningful. Graveside services were held Dec.14, 2014 the Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, NY. Arrangements were handled by Sinai Chapels in Queens, NY...rest in peace Poppa. The family acknowledges the great and loving care given to Herbert and Zelma by the Meadowbrook of Granby facility staff. Memorial donations can be given to the Zelma & Herbert Krasnow Scholarship Fund at the following link:www.berkshirecc.edu/give, choosing to Fund A Scholarship, and then donors can select Zelma and Herbert Krasnow Scholarship Fund.
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 17, 2014
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