Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Chinese national was studying statistics at Boston University. She was killed in Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon.
A Chinese newspaper has identified the third Boston Marathon bombing victim as Lu Lingzi, a Boston University graduate student, according to the Associated Press. Lu, from Shenyang, China, was studying statistics in Boston. A second Chinese national and BU student, Zhou Danling, was also injured in the blasts. She is listed in stable condition in a Boston hospital, according to Chinese officials. Lu's death has led to an outpouring from friends, family and concerned neighbors in China. Lu's Sina Weibo page already has 20,000 comments from shocked and upset friends (Sina Weibo is a Chinese social media service that combines Twitter- and Facebook-like features). A former neighbor in China was elegiac when talking about Lu on his Sina Weibo …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Anne Marie (Blanchette) Turcotte, 50, passed away March 18.
The following obituary was posted by the C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Home: Anne Marie (Blanchette) Turcotte, 50, of Danvers, passed away March 18, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Anne was born in Salem, Mass., Aug. 13, 1962. She was the loving wife of Gene “Mitch” Turcotte, with whom she shared nearly 20 years of marriage. She was the daughter of Gloria (Marchant) and George Lampropoulos, and the late Albert W. Blanchette. Anne was the daughter-in-law to Joan E. Turcotte and the late Gene J. Turcotte of Danvers. In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by four children: Desiree (Downie) Wynott and husband Brian of Danvers; Jamie …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Boston TV icon hosted a children's show in the 1950s-1970s. Do you have any photos from back in the day?
Rex Trailer, a Boston TV icon who had been recovering from pneumonia recently, has died. Trailer hosted “Boomtown,” a children’s show with a Western theme on WBZ-TV from 1956-1974. How did a Western cowboy make his mark in Boston? According to Wikipedia, his corporate overlords gave him a choice of Cleveland or Boston. But he's remembered for more than his cowboy get-up.The Boston Globe wrote in an editorial last year: Kids adored Trailer’s rodeo tricks. But mostly they adored him for his consistent kindness and competence. He also inspired a local cowpunk band to name itself "Tex Railer's Doomtown." Trailer was 84. A funeral is being planned, but no date has been set yet, according to his website. Meantime, what are your memories of Rex…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The obituary for Rachael E. Mackey, 28, of Danvers.
Rachael E. Mackey, 28, of Danvers passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 after a courageous two year battle with a brain tumor. Her loving family was at her side along with her devoted boyfriend Jedd. Rachael is the daughter of Kathy (Zabrycki) Mackey and Vincent Mackey, both of Danvers. Rachael was a 2002 graduate of Danvers High School and later graduated from Bryant University in 2006. Her zest for life took her to many places in the world. She studied abroad in Australia, taught children in Indonesia, traveled to China, Fiji, Singapore and Taiwan. She was the co-founder along with her boyfriend Jedd of TK Swim fashion line and a foundation for brain tumor research THEREAMTEAM. Rachael enjoyed many aspects of life, modeling, surfing, yoga, …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Frank Tyrrell was involved in almost every aspect of civic life in Danvers during his life, from being a Town Meeting member to the the Library trustees right up to his death.
Thomas Francis “Frank” Tyrrell, Jr., passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born Dec. 24, 1917, in Salem, he was the son of the late Thomas Francis Tyrrell, Sr., and Elsie Tuxbury Tyrell. He moved to Danvers as an infant and was educated in the Danvers schools. He was a graduate of Holten High School, class of 1936. He attended Bryant and Stratton Commercial School in Boston from 1938–1939. He was in the U.S. Army from 1942-1943. In 1946 he married Mildred B. Hall and they enjoyed 49 years of marriage until Mildred’s death in 1995. Mr. Tyrrell was employed by Liberty Mutual Insurance, Lumbermans Mutual Insurance Co. and Continental Casualty Insurance Co. Having worked for forty years …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The obituary for Dr. Dougald C. MacGillivray, 88, of Danvers.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Dougald C. MacGillivray, M.D. was a well-respected surgeon and a long-time resident of Danvers. He was born in Brighton on Sept. 7, 1923 and died at North Shore Medical Center in Salem surrounded by his family on Aug. 5, 2012. Dr. MacGillivray was a devoted father of a large family and a man of great Catholic faith. Dr. MacGillivray was predeceased by his parents Dougald and Mary (Fahey) MacGillivray of Brighton. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Dorothy (Morrissey) MacGillivray and his 12 children: Mary and her husband Gerald McGillicuddy, M.D. of Worcester, Dougald MacGillivray, M.D. and his wife Jennifer of Falmouth, ME, Johanna MacGillivray, MSW, LICSW of Danvers, Anne MacGillivray of New York, N.Y., Joseph MacGillivray …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Calitri's Restaurant Co-Founder passed away at 78.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Courtesy of Lyons Funeral Home: Antonio Lapolla, 78, peacefully passed away on July 3, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Anna (Calitri) Lapolla with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Panni, Italy, he was the son of the late Luigi and Giuseppina (Cotoia) Lapolla. He had been a Danvers resident for 55 years and a communicant of St. Mary of the Annunciation Church. Antonio was a stone mason for many years, after which he became a co-founder and co-owner and operator of Calitri’s Restaurant in Danvers. Antonio was a devoted father to his children; Luigina Maniscalco and her husband Thomas of Danvers, Antionetta Bellizzi and her husband Robert of San Diego, CA, and Joseph Lapolla and his wife Karen of West …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Born in Italy, Ida Capano lived in Danvers for 29 years.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Courtesy of C.R. Lyons & Sons : Ida S. (Lecci) Capano, 88, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, May 26, 2012. She was the wife of the late Vincent Capano, Jr., with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Gaeta, Italy, on Dec. 26, 1923, she was the daughter of Pasquale and Elena (DeMille) Lecci. She was raised in Gaeta, Italy and came to the United States in 1939, immigrating to Somerville, where she resided until her marriage. She lived for many years in Revere where she raised her family, and had been a Danvers resident for nearly twenty years. Mrs. Capano had worked for many years as a wedding seamstress for Priscilla of Boston. A parishioner of Saint Richard Church, she was dedicated her family…
Monday, May 14, 2012
Holten High graduate, Diana Lee Savoie passed away on May 12, 2012.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Courtesy of Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors: Diana Lee (Durkee) Savoie, 66, passed away on May 12, 2012 in Beverly Hospital. She was the loving wife of Vincent M. Savoie, with whom she shared 43 years of marriage. Born in Lynn on January 8, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Sidney and Gertrude (DeCoff) Durkee. She was raised and educated in Danvers and graduated from Holten High School in 1964. She had been a resident of Beverly for over 30 years, where she was a communicant of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church. Her religion was very important to her and she was very active within her church. Diana was caring and a friend to all. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, Dawn Ingemi, Tara Savoie and Craig Savoie all of …
Friday, April 27, 2012
An active member of the Calvary Episcopal Church in Danvers, Fyfe passed away at 96.
Courtesy of Lyons and Sons Funeral Directors. Marjorie Elsie (Goding) Fyfe, 96, peacefully passed away in her home surrounded by her family on April 22, 2012 in Danvers. She was the wife of the late Gordon J. Fyfe. Born in Saugus on January 2, 1916, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Mary P. (Forrester) Goding. She was raised and educated in Saugus and graduated from Saugus High School. She was employed at General Electric for over eight years, before starting her family. She loved her family and enjoyed traveling with them and attending her grandchild’s and most recently great grandchild’s sporting events to cheer them on. She was active within the Calvary Episcopal Church in Danvers and was a past member of the Altar Guild. …