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Saul Heller

May 22, 1929 - Nov 30, 2023

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Salem, MA

Saul Philip Heller of Peabody, entered into rest on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at the age of 94. Beloved husband of Betty Winer Heller; devoted father of Susan Shoer; Leslie and MJ Holloran; and Daniel Heller. Cherished Zaide of Alex Shoer; Liz Fachler (Adam); Jake Holloran (Nicolette); and Benjamin Holloran, and great-grandfather to Emery Fachler and Rowan Fachler. Saul was the loving brother of Bruce Heller and his late siblings Gloria Slate; Wallace Heller; and Sydney Heller. He was the cher...Read More

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Michael A. Orlando

Jan 23, 1956 - Feb 24, 2024

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Salem, MA

Michael A. "Mikey O" Orlando, 68 of Lynn, died on February 24, 2024, surrounded by several of his long-time friends in Salem Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Lynn on January 23, 1956 to the late Laurentino and Anna Orlando of Lynn. He was also the unofficially adopted son of late George and Dorothy Comito of Nahant. He was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Vocational Technical Institute, Class of 1974.After graduation Michael worked for Mass Gas and Electric for many years as a lead salesperson. From there he worked for Eastern Bank as the mailroom / courier supervisor. He went on the work for High Grade Shade and Screen as a salesperson. After many years battling addiction, he sought treatment at the age of 50. After treatment he became a member of Narcotics Anonymous and embraced it’s 12-step modality. He would often say, “NA gave me my life back.” Michael went back to school at North Shore Community College where he earned an Associate’s degree in drug counselling. After graduation he went on to Salem State University and earned his Bachelor’s degree in social work. After graduation he worked for the Lynn Shelter Association as an advocate for the homeless. Several years later he began working in the field of addiction treatment as a clinician. Most recently Michael was a clinician for Power of Recovery in Revere, MA. Michael loved his clients. He was invested in each of them as if they were his only client. Michael will be lovingly remembered for his unending devotion to anyone seeking recovery from addiction.Michael leaves behind his former wife Elizabeth “Betty” Hickey of Lynn and his adopted siblings, Rick Comito of Nahant, Rob Comito of Knoxville, Tenn, Randy Comito of Lynn, Norene Gachignard of Salem, members of the D’Urso Family, the Tammaro Family, the Cella Family, the Orlando Family and too many friends to mention. “He wouldn’t want to end up on anyone’s 4th step resentment list!”A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday from 1PM-5PM in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn, with a memorial service beginning at 3PM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers donations in Michael’s memory can be made to: Chelsea’s House Sober Living 649 Broadway Malden, MA 02148 or Venmo to @Chelseas-House - use code 5047. 

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Michael A. Orlando

Jan 23, 1956 - Feb 24, 2024

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Salem, MA

Michael A. "Mikey O" Orlando, 68 of Lynn, died on February 24, 2024, surrounded by several of his long-time friends in Salem Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Lynn on January 23, 1956 to the late Laurentino and Anna Orlando of Lynn. He was also the unofficially adopted son of late George and Dorothy Comito of Nahant. He was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Vocational Technical Institute, Class of 1974.After graduation Michael worked for Mass Gas and Electric for many years as a lead salesperson. From there he worked for Eastern Bank as the mailroom / courier supervisor. He went on the work for High Grade Shade and Screen as a salesperson. After many years battling addiction, he sought treatment at the age of 50. After treatment he became a member of Narcotics Anonymous and embraced it’s 12-step modality. He would often say, “NA gave me my life back.” Michael went back to school at North Shore Community College where he earned an Associate’s degree in drug counselling. After graduation he went on to Salem State University and earned his Bachelor’s degree in social work. After graduation he worked for the Lynn Shelter Association as an advocate for the homeless. Several years later he began working in the field of addiction treatment as a clinician. Most recently Michael was a clinician for Power of Recovery in Revere, MA. Michael loved his clients. He was invested in each of them as if they were his only client. Michael will be lovingly remembered for his unending devotion to anyone seeking recovery from addiction.Michael leaves behind his former wife Elizabeth “Betty” Hickey of Lynn and his adopted siblings, Rick Comito of Nahant, Rob Comito of Knoxville, Tenn, Randy Comito of Lynn, Norene Gachignard of Salem, members of the D’Urso Family, the Tammaro Family, the Cella Family, the Orlando Family and too many friends to mention. “He wouldn’t want to end up on anyone’s 4th step resentment list!”A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday from 1PM-5PM in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn, with a memorial service beginning at 3PM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers donations in Michael’s memory can be made to: Chelsea’s House Sober Living 649 Broadway Malden, MA 02148 or Venmo to @Chelseas-House - use code 5047. 

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Michael C Towey

Mar 19, 1970 - Feb 20, 2024

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Salem, MA

Michael C Towey, 54, of Beverly passed away Tuesday, February 20, in Salem, Mass., surrounded by those who loved him. He was Born on March 19, 1970, in Salem Massachusetts.Michael attended Claude H. Patten Trade School Vocational High School and graduated in 1988 focusing on custom cabinetry. Michael then went on to pursue employment with Crystal Steel Corp., in Middleton, Massachusetts where he worked for 32 years.Michael loved everything about New England. He would enjoy weekends riding ATV’s and going on canoe trips on the Saco River with his lifelong good friends. He would spend many weekends at the family campground in New Hampshire. Michael was a passionate New England sports fan; he never missed a Patriots game or a Bruins game, and he would often attend Sunday games at Gillette Stadium with his uncle. Michael enjoyed many different types of hobbies including NASCAR, auto repair, fishing and was an avid collector of many things. He enjoyed snowmobiling and working on building projects with his father.Michael spent the last 30 years being a loving and devoted father to his two children, Kaitlyn, and Justin. He would spend many weekends with them in Maine, along with his parents. He loved to be in nature. Michael supported his children in anything they did, during the summer months you could find him watching his son compete in Mountain bike races. He adored his daughter, and they would often enjoy talking about music, cars and would often take rides together. He found joy in spending time with his two delightful grandsons and talking to them about cars and building Legos.Michael was predeceased by his mother Mary Lou (Murphy) whom he loved dearly. He is survived by his parents John and Dawn Towey; His brothers Ryan and Scott Towey; His two children, Justin, his son; and Kaitlyn, his daughter, and her husband, Christopher; and his two grandchildren Easton and Myles. His niece and nephew, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.Michael will be deeply missed by all the people he loved and cared for and his infectious laugh will be forever cherished by individuals that knew him. He was truly a selfless man, and his endless kindness and compassion will never be forgotten. Michael was a beloved son, father, grandfather, nephew, uncle, and friend he will live on in our memories forever.Funeral service for Michael is private. Please contact the funeral home or family for more information.

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Patricia A. (Steeves) 'Pat' Harrie

Aug 10, 1937 - Feb 22, 2024

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Salem, MA

Patricia A. (Steeves) “Pat” Harrie, 86, of Lynn, died on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at the Salem Hospital.Patricia was born in Lynn on August 10, 1937, and was the daughter of the late Cornelius C. and Mary Agnes (Bettle) Steeves.Patricia was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School class of 1955. Pat enjoyed the company of others whether she was playing mahjong, dominoes, selling raffle tickets at KBT on Tuesdays, or painting. She loved to crochet. Many babies in the Salem Hospital benefited from the tiny hats she made for them. Patricia was also a member of the Holy Family Church Ladies Sodality and the Red Hatter Society.Pat was the beloved wife of the late Norman “Bill” Harrie. They shared 62 years of marriage. “Pat and Bill” loved to spend time at their home in New Hampshire during the summer months. They also enjoyed travelling with friends.She was the loving mother of Patricia Meredith and her partner Ted Broderick of Newburyport, Theresa Traskos and her husband Andrew of Lynn, Julie Casey of Katy, TX., and Steven Harrie and his wife Lynda of Lynn. She was the cherished grandmother of Melissa Legere, Meaghan Meredith, Andrew Traskos III., Sara Nunez, Matthew Traskos, Erin Casey, Douglas Casey, Amanda Harrie, Samantha Harrie, Steven Harrie, Jr., Brelyn Finnagan, and Kaine Finnagan. She was the great-grandmother of 14, and the loving sister of Russell Steeves and his wife Susan of FL. She was predecease by her sister Mildred Steeves.A Funeral Mass will be held in Holy Family Church, 26 Bessom St, Lynn on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 11am. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held in the church prior to the Mass from 10-11am.

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Patricia A. (Steeves) “Pat” Harrie

Aug 10, 1937 - Feb 22, 2024

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Salem, MA

Patricia A. (Steeves) “Pat” Harrie, 86, of Lynn, died on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at the Salem Hospital.Patricia was born in Lynn on August 10, 1937, and was the daughter of the late Cornelius C. and Mary Agnes (Bettle) Steeves.Patricia was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School class of 1955. Pat enjoyed the company of others whether she was playing mahjong, dominoes, selling raffle tickets at KBT on Tuesdays, or painting. She loved to crochet. Many babies in the Salem Hospital benefited from the tiny hats she made for them. Patricia was also a member of the Holy Family Church Ladies Sodality and the Red Hatter Society.Pat was the beloved wife of the late Norman “Bill” Harrie. They shared 62 years of marriage. “Pat and Bill” loved to spend time at their home in New Hampshire during the summer months. They also enjoyed travelling with friends.She was the loving mother of Patricia Meredith and her partner Ted Broderick of Newburyport, Theresa Traskos and her husband Andrew of Lynn, Julie Casey of Katy, TX., and Steven Harrie and his wife Lynda of Lynn. She was the cherished grandmother of Melissa Legere, Meaghan Meredith, Andrew Traskos III., Sara Nunez, Matthew Traskos, Erin Casey, Douglas Casey, Amanda Harrie, Samantha Harrie, Steven Harrie, Jr., Brelyn Finnagan, and Kaine Finnagan. She was the great-grandmother of 14, and the loving sister of Russell Steeves and his wife Susan of FL. She was predecease by her sister Mildred Steeves.A Funeral Mass will be held in Holy Family Church, 26 Bessom St, Lynn on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 11am. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held in the church prior to the Mass from 10-11am.

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John Anthony McQuaid

Jun 26, 1961 - Feb 20, 2024

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Salem, MA

John Anthony McQuaid (62) of Salem, MA died unexpectedly on Tuesday February 20th . John was born in Berlin, New Hampshire on June 26 th, 1961, to John and Gloria (DiGirolamo) McQuaid. John was raised in North Reading Massachusetts where he attended public schools through the 8 th grade and then enrolled at Austin Preparatory School. John graduated from Austin in 1979 and went on to earn a business degree from Merrimack College. He appreciated every business experience in his professional career. John had a passion for real estate and was always very proud of his hometown, North Reading. He founded and operated Private Properties Realty, a successful independent firm in North Reading, for many years. In turn, several Private Properties realtors went on to start their own highly successful independent real estate companies. John subsequently worked for several North Shore companies before retiring in 2022. John was happiest spending time with family, including his extended DiGirolamo and McQuaid relatives. He loved engaging in spirited discussions about politics, business and current events. John especially enjoyed his time at Long Beach in Gloucester and Rockport, and family vacations in Newport, Rhode Island throughout the years. John always met people with a smile on his face, a friendly greeting and a sense of humor. He will be lovingly remembered for all those things. Despite recent health challenges, John remained optimistic and persevered in the face of adversity. John was preceded in death by his parents John and Gloria (DiGirolamo) McQuaid. He is survived by his beloved godmother Diane DiGirolamo of Salem, N H., his siblings Geralyn Farrelly (Kevin) of North Reading MA., Lawrence McQuaid (Kathryn) of Windham, N H., Michael McQuaid (Tara) of Newburyport, MA., Jacqueline Orlando (David) of Windham, NH., and Mathew McQuaid of North Reading, MA. John was the proud uncle of several nieces and nephews including his goddaughter Stephanie McQuaid of South Boston, MA, Lawrence J. McQuaid and his fiancé Kelsey Lessard of Newburyport, MA., Michael Farrelly and his fiancé Kellsie Mitchell of Dallas, TX., Kevin Farrelly of North Reading, MA., Ty and Chloe Orlando of Windham, NH., and Rudy McQuaid of Newburyport, MA. Friends and family are cordially invited to visiting hours at the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St., North Reading (Corner of Park St. and Rt. 28 at the Reading Line) on Monday, February 26th from 9 to 11 am. Immediately following the visitation, a funeral service for John will be celebrated at the funeral home at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, 171 Elm Street, North Reading.

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S Robert Gilberg

Apr 20, 1921 - Feb 21, 2024

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Salem, MA

Mr. S Robert Gilberg, age 102 passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. A chapel funeral service for S will be held Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970. A burial will occur Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Pride of Lynn Cemetery, 89 Lakeshore Rd, Lynn, Massachusetts 01904. A shiva will occur Sunday, February 25, 2024 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM at Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970.

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Mary Catherine (Quinn) Carter

Jul 01, 1951 - Feb 16, 2024

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Salem, MA

Mary Catherine (Quinn) Carter, 72, of Beverly, passed away Friday, February 16, at Salem Hospital, surrounded by loved ones. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Nora (Wholley) and John Quinn. She was the loving wife of David W. Carter with whom she shared 41 years of marriage before her passing.She was a graduate of St. James School of Salem and attended Boston University. For many years, Mary was an accountant and payroll specialist working for various North Shore businesses, including PACE (Element Care).She enjoyed traveling with her husband, especially her trips to Hawaii and Ireland. She was a life-long New England sports fan and enjoyed spending time with her extended family.Mary is survived by her husband, David; her brother-in-law, Earl and his wife Claire; her sister-in-law, Gladys Carter and many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two sisters, Patricia Daniels and Eileen Gibney.Mary’s funeral service will be held at Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, on Friday, February 23, at 12:00pm. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hour prior to the service from 11:00am-12:00pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to the American Diabetes Foundation at www.diabetes.org. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.

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Lance Cabot Rochna

Sep 13, 1962 - Feb 15, 2024

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Salem, MA

September 13, 1962 - February 15, 2024 Lance Cabot Rochna, 61 of Salem, Ma. passed away peacefully on February 15th, 2024 after a brief illness. Lance was pre-deceased by his parents Albin “Rock” and Jean-Marie Rochna, also of Salem, Ma. Lance was a graduate of Salem High School and retired after many years of employment at Morgan Memorial in Salem. He had many close and loving friends at the Rainbow Adult Day Care in Peabody as well. Lance was an incredibly humorous, gregarious fellow who had many friends. He was always quick with a joke, had an infectious smile and a personality that made him extremely likeable. He drew people naturally to him and over the course of his life affected a countless number of people with his positivity and love for life. He had a love of music, especially Madonna and had a crush on Xena, The Princess Warrior. Lance lived with his roommate for over 40 years in his group home served by the Northeast Arc. He was always a positive role model to his roommate as well as to his housemates and touched the lives of many people in his time. Lance is survived by his six siblings Kim Buttolph, Candis Bolden, Roxanne Rochna, Heidi Rochna, Leif Rochna and Rhett Rochna. He also leaves behind many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would like to recognize and thank all the invested staff, his roommate, housemates and friends he had at his group home. You all had such an incredible role and impact in our brother’s life. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Northeast Arc at or to Northeast Arc at 1 Southside Road, Danvers, Ma. 01923

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Yoshiko Melanson

Dec 08, 1928 - Feb 14, 2024

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Salem, MA

Yoshiko Melanson, of Lynn, age 95, died Wednesday February 14th at her son’s home in Salem, surrounded by her family after a brief illness. Born in Tokyo, Japan on Dec. 8, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Matsujiro and Kei Nakamura. Yoshiko attended schools and graduated high school in Tokyo. She moved from Japan to Lynn in 1952, and has resided in Lynn ever since. She was employed as a seamstress at Wayne Manufacturing in Lynn for many years and also was employed at the Bisuteki Steak House in Revere as a waitress for 25 years until she retired. Yoshiko enjoyed sewing and traveling back to Japan. She is survived by two sons Robert M. and his wife Julia Melanson of Lexington, MI, Thomas G. and his wife Patricia Melanson of Lynn, one brother Sochan Nakaruma of Tokyo, Japan, seven grandchildren Renee and her husband Lee Philbrook of Peabody, Kevin and his wife Maureen Kleinstiver of Troy, Michigan, Paul and his wife Radhika Kleinstiver of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Evan and his wife Laura Melanson of Amesbury, Samuel and his wife Kimberly Melanson of Exeter, NH, Rachael and her husband Jim Flurry of Templeton, MA Brian Melanson and his wife Kathleen of Lynn, thirteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Service Details: Memorial visiting hours will be held at the Parker Funeral Home 35 Franklin St. Lynn on Tuesday Feb. 20th from 3:00 – 7:00 PM to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Please make memorial donations in Yoshiko’s name to Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or Care Dimensions 75 Sylvan St. Danvers, MA 01923. To to the family or in memory of Yoshiko (Nakamura) Melanson, please

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