Jun 25, 1925 - Nov 24, 2023
Kaeanna M. (Baldwin) Coco
May 11, 1942 - Feb 23, 2024
Kaeanna M. (Baldwin) Coco, 81, of Methuen, MA passed away peacefully February 23, 2024 at Lawrence General Hospital surrounded by her immediate family. At her request, services are private. Those close to Kaeanna are invited to attend a funeral mass on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11:00 AM at St. Monica's Church, 214 Lawrence St. Methuen, MA. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation in Kaeanna's name may be made to the ASPCA at aspca.com/donate.
Paul Michael Carter
Feb 18, 1957 - Feb 13, 2024
Paul Michael Carter, 66, of Methuen, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, after suffering a stroke. The son of the late Eileen Genevieve (Brown) and George Leroy Carter, Paul was born in Lawrence on February 18, 1957. He attended Lawrence and was a graduate of Greater Lawrence Technical High School, Class of 1974, specializing in plumbing and piping. He enjoyed guitar playing, and was known for his profound sense of humor. He also was a Mayflower descendant. Paul was employed as a warehouse worker at Shaw’s Perishable Distribution Center in Methuen. Paul is survived by two brothers, George Carter of Tyngsborough, MA and David Carter of Lawrence,MA; and a sister, Carol Carter of Hampstead, NH. Funeral Services will take place at the Carter Family Lot in the Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen, at a later date and will be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Paul’s Memory to the American Heart Association www.heart.org/donate For online condolences, please visit www.dewhirstbolesfuneral.com . Arrangements by the Dewhirst and Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. To to the family or in memory of Paul M. Carter, please
Nov 22, 1934 - Feb 18, 2024
"Sheila (O’Leary) Kennedy passed away on February 18, 2024. The daughter of Julia (Milmore) and William O’Leary, she graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Lawrence and went on to receive her bachelor\u0027s degree in education from University of Lowell. She also earned a master’s degree and completed additional studies at Salem State. After teaching middle school students in Connecticut and California, she ventured abroad to teach in Frankfurt, Germany, and Caracas, Venezuela. She then returned to Massachusetts to teach in Andover and North Andover. Sheila had a fierce, independent spirit and loved adventure of all sorts. She loved to travel and always stayed physically active. Anyone who knew her also knows how much she loved to read. Whether at the beach or curled up on the couch, you could bet she had her nose in a book. Sheila is predeceased by her husband, William F. Kennedy, and sister, Marilyn (O’Leary) Kennedy. She is survived by her son, William J. Kennedy, and his wife, Shelley Phelps; her daughter, Kathleen Kennedy, and her husband, David Goodman; grandchildren Tyler Goodman and Zoe Goodman; her sister, Claire (O’Leary) Graham; and many nieces and nephews. At Sheila’s request, there are no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend Mass at St. Monica Church, 212 Lawrence Street, Methuen on Monday, February 26, 2024 at 11 AM. Guests are kindly asked to meet directly at the church. There will be no procession from the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Mary – Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence. Memorial contributions in Sheila’s memory can be made to Bread \u0026amp; Roses Community Kitchen and Food Pantry, 58 Newbury Street, Lawrence, MA 01840 or at https://breadandroseskitchen.org. Checks should be made payable to “Bread \u0026amp; Roses.” To extend condolences and share memories online, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kennedy family."
Pearl S. Shyavitz
May 20, 1944 - Feb 19, 2024
Pearl S. Shyavitz, 79, of Haverhill passed away on February 19, 2024, at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen.She was born in Haverhill, May 20, 1944, to the Late Abraham and Beatrice (Brody) Gerber.Pearl graduated from the House in the Pines School in Norton, Massachusetts and received a Bachelor of Arts in education at Lesley College. She worked for two years as an elementary school teacher and then settled in Haverhill where she raised her family. In 1995, Pearl, a lifetime member of Hadassah, was honored as woman of the year by Hadassah’s Haverhill Chapter for her tireless fundraising work with the Youth Aliyah program which provides support for children and youth who emigrate to Israel. She was also an active member of the Walnut Square Elementary School PTA.Pearl was known by friends and family for her positive outlook on life. She always had a smile on her face and her optimism was contagious. She struggled courageously for many years with multiple sclerosis but never let her illness define her and always maintained a sense of humor. She was a truly selfless person dedicated to her family and who genuinely cared about others.Pearl is survived by loving husband, Gerald L. Shyavitz; two daughters, Abby Shyavitz (Brian) of Montreal West, Quebec, Sara Kutchukian (Paul) of Vergennes, VT, siblings; Jane Karelitz of Wellesley, Michael Gerber, and his wife Lonny of Needham; grandchildren Londynn, Aurora, Bradley and Mia, as well as many nieces and nephews.She is predeceased by her sister Faith Edelstein.Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral Service on Thursday, February 22nd at 11:00 AM at H.L. Farmer & Sons, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. The service will be livestreamed on the Farmer Funeral Homes Facebook Page, https://fb.me/e/1YTRPnbTT. Interment will follow in Children of Israel Cemetery. The family will hold a Shiva memorial observance and service at their home on Thursday Feb. 22 from 5:30-7:30 PM, a Shiva memorial observance will also be held on Friday Feb. 23 from 3-5 PM and Sunday Feb. 25 from 3-5 PM.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Greater New England and Youth Aliyah (Hadassah), in Pearl’s memory.To share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Eleanor (Powell) O’Hearn
Aug 28, 1936 - Feb 14, 2024
Eleanor (Powell) O’Hearn, 87, of Methuen, MA, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 14th with family by her side. Born in Methuen, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Powell and Leslie (Legrand) Powell. Eleanor, most commonly known as Ellie, attended Methuen schools and was a graduate of Edward F. Searles High School. In her early years, Ellie worked at Hemmingway where she met her late husband, James. Ellie and James got married on June 9th, 1957 and raised their children in North Andover, MA; where they were residents for over 50 years. Together they enjoyed taking family road trips and spending summers sitting by the pool. Ellie had a great love for children and worked as a licensed home daycare provider and opened her home to infants who were placed in foster care. In her free time, you might catch Ellie taking trips to Wilson’s Farm and Hart's Turkey farm with her son and her niece. She loved to knit and looked forward to the yearly Girls Trip over Thanksgiving weekend with her sisters and family. She cherished spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ellie is survived by her children James E. O'Hearn, Jr of Methuen and formerly of Virginia and the late Robert Sheppard; her daughters Linda and her husband Eric Angelo of Litchfield, NH, Lori and her husband Kenneth Giaquinta of North Andover. She also leaves Her brother Hartley Powell and his wife Angie of Salem, NH. Her sister Evelyn Libby of Rockford, IL., Her sister- in-law Mary O'Hearn of Methuen and her grandchildren Travis and Nicole O’Hearn and Kyle and Ryan Giaquinta, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Ellie is predeceased by her husband James O'Hearn, her brother William Powell and his wife Marjorie, her sister Gracie Nault and her husband Norman and their son David, her sister Hazel Rutherford and her husband Don. Her brother-in-law Rev. Edward Libby. Ellie's family would like to thank Pathways Hospice and her aides for the love and care they provided during her brief illness. Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 9:30 to 11:00 am at The Dewhirst Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen MA. Funeral services will follow the calling hours at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Entombment will be immediately following at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Cemetery Mausoleum, Lawrence. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. To leave an online condolence, please visit Ellie’s tribute page at www.dewhirstbolesfuneral.com. To to the family or in memory of Eleanor O'Hearn, please
Krish B. Patel
Jun 06, 1951 - Feb 18, 2024
METHUEN - Krish B. Patel, 72, of Methuen, MA, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Krish was born on June 6, 1951, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Indiato Bhikhabhai N. and Shantaben B. Patel. The youngest of 3 children, Krish very quickly learned that his quick wit and sense of humor would help him stand out. At a young age, he worked with his father at the local clothing market where his family owned a shop. This experience shaped his incredible ability to form connections with people. In 1980, he jumped at the opportunity to move to the US to build a better life for his family, leaving all he knew behind. In his early years in the US, Krish worked to put himself through school while getting his second bachelor’s degree in accounting. With his entrepreneurial spirit, he spent the next few years as owner/operator of the Red Barn, a convenient store in Methuen. Here, he served any-and-all in the community with a smile. Krish showed his tenacity and work ethic, working 7 days a week to run the store for nearly 4 years. He spent the next 30+ years working hard at various companies, retiring from Southwick Clothing (Brooks Brothers). After retiring, he focused his energy on Meena, his beloved wife of 50 years. He learned new skills to support her in everyway he could – from cooking, to cleaning, to day to day management of her health needs. Committed to showing her the love and support she had shown him over the years, he was dedicated to her in ways that many could not imagine. One of Krish’s life motto’s was ‘Work while you work, play while you play’ and he embodied that in so many ways. No matter how hard life got, he never showed it. Despite hard days, he was always quick with a smile and a laugh to comfort others. He lit up any room he was in. He will be dearly missed by the many people he touched. He is survived by his wife, Meena, his son Chirag of Andover with daughter-in-law Anu and his son Parag of Chicago with daughter-in-law Rina. Finally, his 4 grandchildren, Isha, Jayan, Rajan, and Kira were the joy of his life. They will miss their ‘Dada’ and the happiness he brought to them every chance he could. He took care of them just as he did for so many others – picking up every phone call, making them laugh, constantly bringing them treats and showing his love in so many ways. Agni Sanskar Service will be held on Thursday, February 22, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 S. Main Street, Haverhill from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. Cremation ceremony will follow at Linwood Crematory, 41 John Ward Avenue, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Teach for India www.tfius.org/donate or Blind People’s Association www.bpaindia.org/), two organizations that were close to his heart given their focus on serving those in need. For guestbook and to honor Krish's Life, visit To to the family or in memory of Krish B. Patel, please
Patrick Anthony Broomes
Apr 08, 1990 - Feb 16, 2024
"In Loving Memory of Patrick Anthony Broomes It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Patrick Anthony Broomes, a vibrant soul who left us too soon, on Friday, February 16, 2024, at his home in Methuen. Pat, aged 33, brought joy and warmth to the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know him. Born in Dorchester, MA, on April 8, 1990, Pat was the beloved son of Maurice Broomes of Dorchester and Jennifer (Sealey) Broomes of Methuen. He dedicated his time as a clerk at Boyd in Woburn. In the moments of leisure that brought him happiness, Pat immersed himself in the world of gaming, found solace in the beauty of music, and cheered passionately for his favorite football teams. Pat leaves behind a legacy of love cherished by his mother, Jennifer Broomes; father, Maurice Broomes; 2 sisters, Andrea and Michelle Broomes; adored nephews, Andre and Brandon Laurent; and many cousins, including Rose, Crystal, Quintyn, Latoya, Alistair, and Jamaal. His circle of friends, including Alex, Flavio, and Brian, will forever hold dear the memories of their shared laughter and camaraderie. Family and friends are invited to honor and celebrate Pat\u0027s life during the calling hours on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, from 10 – 11 AM at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence Street, Methuen. His funeral service will follow at 11 AM at the funeral home. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. To extend condolences or share memories online, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is privileged to serve and support the Broomes family during this difficult time."
Robert C. Richards
Dec 14, 1940 - Feb 14, 2024
Robert C. Richards, 83, of Methuen, MA passed away February 14, 2024 at the Holy Family Hospital. His complete obituary and service will be posted when available.
Kami C. (Buntin) Crawford
May 22, 1972 - Feb 01, 2024
Kami C. (Buntin) Crawford, 51, of Methuen, Massachusetts passed away unexpectedly on February 3, 2024 at her home. Born on May 22, 1979, to Joyce (DeGuglielmo) Buntin and the late Henry C. Buntin, Kami’s life was a tapestry of her total love and devotion to her two cherished children, Ella Rose Crawford and Koen W. Crawford, along with her nursing (R.N.) career. Kami was raised in Lawrence and received her education throughout the local parochial school systems where she excelled. All of Kami’s teachers as well as her peers would always comment about Kami’s sincere heartwarming compassion for every individual, particularly in their time of need (and she demonstrated this). Kami graduated 2nd in her nursing class at Rivier College. During her tenure at Lawrence General Hospital’s I.C.U. and C.C.U. departments she would touch the lives of her countless patients and their families due to her endless compassion and devotion. The various local elderly institutions staff, patients, and families also were aware of Kami’s sincerity, and individual compassion to everyone. Kami had creative talents. A special talent for drawing, and crafts which was shared with her loves of her life (her two children), and her friends and neighbors. She was crowned the Massachusetts State Miss Majorette. Kami had a love of the beach, and was an excellent photographer. She had a green thumb and love of nature and flowers, and found solace within this. Kami was a parishioner of St. Michael Parish in No. Andover. She volunteered her time while her two children attended St. Michael School in No. Andover. She will be remembered for her total devotion and love of her two cherished children, her compassion to her patients total care in their individual time of need, and her perpetual smile. Services will be private as Kami wished. Kami is survived by her mother, Joyce (DeGuglielmo) Buntin; her two cherished children, Ella Rose Crawford, Koen W. Crawford, her former husband, Eric W. Crawford, and the extended Crawford family, several cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and her loyal companions who brought immense joy to her life (her cats); Rosie, Holly and Pickle.
Karen M. (Atkinson) Boyce
Dec 31, 1945 - Feb 08, 2024
"In Loving Memory of Karen M. (Atkinson) Boyce Karen M. (Atkinson) Boyce, 78, peacefully passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2024, surrounded by her devoted family at her cherished home. Born in Buffalo, NY, on December 31, 1945, Karen was the beloved daughter of the late Russel H. and Mildred J. (Korn) Atkinson. A woman of unwavering dedication, she spent her professional years as an assistant manager for TJ Maxx in Wilmington MA, leaving an indelible mark until her well-deserved retirement. Karen\u0027s spirit was deeply intertwined with the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Woburn, MA, where her vibrant involvement and genuine kindness left an enduring impact. Her altruistic nature extended to the Lowell Food Pantry, where she tirelessly contributed to the well-being of her community. Beyond her philanthropic endeavors, Karen found solace and joy in tending to her beloved flower and vegetable gardens, cultivating beauty and tranquility with each bloom and spending time with her dog Cooper. Left to cherish her memory is her adoring son, Paul Bartolomeo, and his wife, Paula, of Stoneham, MA; a supportive constellation of siblings, including Gale Kobee of Lavon, TX, Donna Atkinson of Elgin, IL, Jane Pieper of St. Charles, IL, Susan Atkinson of St. Charles, MO, Michelle Ireson of North Carolina, and Russel Atkinson of Cheektowega, NY. Karen is also survived by her precious grandchildren, Joseph and Michael Bartolomeo of Stoneham, MA and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister, Jill Atkinson, who undoubtedly welcomed her with open arms. Funeral arrangements are currently pending. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Karen\u0027s memory can be made to Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 60 Forest Park Road, Woburn, MA 01801. To extend condolences and share memories online, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Boyce and Bartolomeo families during this time of remembrance and reflection. Karen\u0027s legacy lives on in the hearts of those she touched, and her spirit continues to blossom in the gardens of fond memories."