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Essex County, Massachusetts Obituary Collection

Essex County, Massachusetts Obituary Collection - 8

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Date: Wednesday, 10 November 2010, at 10:05 a.m.

Irene Currier
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
NEWBURYPORT -- Irene (Webber) Currier, 76, of 198 Low St., died yesterday afternoon at Anna Jaques Hospital.
Mrs. Currier was a bookkeeper at several local businesses, including S.S. Kresge's, Grants, and Riverview Restaurant.

Born in Newburyport, she graduated from Newburyport High School.

The widow of Malcolm F. Currier, she leaves son and daughter-in-law Malcolm F. Jr. and Janet, and daughter and son-in-law Sheila A. and John Pelletier, all of Newburyport; brothers Harold Webber of Amesbury, and Donald, Ralph and Norman "Tommy" Webber, all of Newburyport; one grandson; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, or Make-A-Wish Foundation, 295 Devonshire St., Fourth Floor, Boston, MA 02110.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours are tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m. at Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Funeral Home, 35 Green St., Newburyport. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Newburyport.

Rena DeRienzo
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
LAWRENCE -- Rena (Carderre) DeRienzo, 88, died Thursday.
Mrs. DeRienzo was a mender at Stevens Mills before she retired.

The widow of Angelo DeRienzo, she leaves son Alphonse of Derry, N.H.; sister Lillian Laurent of Lowell; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: There will be no calling hours. A memorial Mass will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Pelham, N.H.

Bernardino J. Diodati
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
HAVERHILL -- Bernardino J. "Bennie" Diodati, 80, died Sunday at Sunbridge Care & Rehab in Methuen.
Mr. Diodati was a self-employed contractor and owned and operated Diodati & Son for 35 years until retiring in 1980.

Born in Haverhill, he graduated from Haverhill Trade School in 1940.

During World War II, Mr. Diodati served in the Navy Seabees.

He was a member of the former St. Joseph's Church, now All Saints Church. He was also a member of the Haverhill Lodge of Elks, Victor Emanuel Lodge, Sons of Italy and American Legion.

He leaves daughter and son-in-law Rosemary J. and Michael Thuotte of Haverhill; brother Giacomo Diodati of Purchase, N.Y.; sister Louise Cristofaro of Groveland; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was also father of the late Kenneth J. and Carol Ann Diodati.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38103, or St. Vincent DePaul, care of All Saints Church, 120 Bellevue Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830.

ARRANGEMENTS: There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be tomorrow at 1 p.m. at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Haverhill. H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill.

Muriel E. DiVincenzo
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
HAVERHILL -- Muriel E. (Cronk) DiVincenzo, 63, died yesterday.
Mrs. DiVincenzo was a registered nurse at the former Hale Hospital for more than 40 years, last working in the emergency room. She retired in 1999.

Born in Haverhill and educated in Newburyport, she graduated from New England Baptist School of Nursing in 1959.

She leaves husband Peter J. DiVincenzo; sons Lawrence Macomber and his wife Patricia of Hopedale, Douglas Macomber and his wife Audrey of Haverhill and Peter DiVincenzo Jr. of Gloucester; daughters Cheryl Des Rochers and Jeana DiVincenzo, both of Haverhill; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was also mother of the late Julia DiVincenzo.

Memorials may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence, MA 01843.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours are tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Scatamacchia Funeral Home, 358 Washington St., Haverhill. The funeral will be Thursday at 8 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by services at 9 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 26 White St., Haverhill. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Thorvald Hellesen
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
NEWTON, N.H. -- Dr. Thorvald "Scotty" Hellesen, 92, formerly of Packer Meadows, died Saturday at Parkland Medical Center in Derry.
Dr. Hellesen first worked as a sales representative for an insurance company. After graduating from Chiropractic School of New York, he set up a practice on Long Island, N.Y., and later moved his offices to Barton, Vt., and continued to practice until he was 81. Dr. Hellesen also owned and operated Ben Franklin Store in Barton for several years.

Born in Liverpool, England, he attended schools in Scotland and moved to the United States in New York City. He moved to Newton in 1995.

He was a member of Barton Methodist Church. He was also a member of Barton Lodge of Masons, the Chamber of Commerce and the Committee for Federal Housing Grants.

Dr. Hellesen was a member of Orleans Country Club.

He leaves wife Sara (Rutherford) Hellesen; son and daughter-in-law James and Doris of Londonderry; daughter and son-in-law Sara and Ambrose Reoch of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; brother James R. of Liverpool; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Dr. Thorvald Hellesen Memorial Fund, care of James Hellesen, 2 Sequoia Ave., Londonderry, NH 03053.

ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow.

Roger B. Hicken
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
WEST NEWBURY -- Roger B. Hicken, 85, died Saturday at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.
He was born in Everett.

During World War II, Mr. Hicken served in the Army.

He leaves wife of 57 years Queenie A. (Williams) Hicken; son David of West Newbury; daughter Elizabeth of Connecticut; and sister Mary Parker of Rowley.

Memorials may be made to West Newbury Fire and Rescue Department.

ARRANGEMENTS: There will be no calling hours. Burial of ashes will be tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Bridge Street Cemetery, West Newbury. Merton E. Roberts Jr. & Conte Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant St., Georgetown.

John J. Lynch
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
HAVERHILL -- John J. Lynch, 78, died Saturday at his home.
Mr. Lynch was a textile printer at Malden Mills for 45 years until retiring in 1991.

Born and educated in Lawrence, he graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1941.

He was also an owner and trainer of harness and thoroughbred horses for 40 years at Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H., and Suffolk Downs in Boston.

Mr. Lynch served in the Navy as a machinist's mate. He enjoyed flying in his private plane.

He leaves his wife Pauline L. (Beland) Lynch; son-in-law Joseph Marquis of Haverhill; sisters Alice Pendergast of Newburyport and Ruth Conlon of Plum Island; one grandson; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was also father of the late Judy Lynch and Leeann Reilly.

Memorials may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence, MA 01843.

ARRANGEMENTS: There are no calling hours. Services and burial will be private. Cataudella Funeral Home, Methuen.

Enid L. Steele
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
ANDOVER -- Enid L. (Enright) Steele, 84, died yesterday at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen.
Mrs. Steele worked at Ludington Footwear and Converse Rubber until she retired in 1975.

Born in Liverpool, England, she moved to the United States in 1956 from Glasgow, Scotland.

She was a member of United Riverside Congregational Church, where she was active with the Women's Auxiliary.

Mrs. Steele directed several amateur theater productions for area churches and was a founding member, past president, director and performer of the Garrett Players, a theater group that performed in Greater Lawrence.

The widow of John M. Steele, she leaves daughters Laura Mann of Littleton, Colo., Jacqueline Steele and partner Russell Gamache of Henderson, Nev., and Linda and her husband Fred Fuoco of Salem, N.H.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours are tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 7 p.m. at John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, 122 Amesbury St., Lawrence. Cremation will be at a later date.

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