John H. Graves II
Mar14

John H. Graves II

John H. Graves II, 74, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 11th. John’s family is grateful to the staffs of Seasons of Danvers and Care Dimensions for their loving care over the past six months, and to Kaplan Family Hospice House for offering comfort in his final days. John was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle. He was a perpetual tinkerer, an avid reader, and an animal aficionado,...

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Honorable Samuel Adams (Ret.)
Mar14

Honorable Samuel Adams (Ret.)

Samuel Adams, lawyer, judge, World War II Navy Veteran, mentor to many, friend of all, sailor, tennis player, chef and lover of fine wine, The Three Stooges, and all things political – local, state and national – died of respiratory failure on Sunday, March 4 at age 92. He was a resident of Manchester, Massachusetts for 65 years. Sam was a committed and concerned husband, father and friend who extended his expertise and humility...

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Wilhelmina C. Randall
Mar07

Wilhelmina C. Randall

Wilhelmina C. Randall (known to friends as “Billie”), 73, of Charlotte, NC, died on February 18, 2018, peacefully in her sleep after a long respiratory illness. Born in Passaic, NJ and a former long-time resident of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mrs. Randall attended King Low Heywood Thomas School (currently known as the King School) in Stamford, CT and graduated from Park University in 1966 with a B.A. in Musicology. She received her M.A....

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Marjorie Sears
Mar07

Marjorie Sears

Marjorie Sears of Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA passed away quietly on February 9, 2018. Wife of the late Horace J. H. Sears. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Katherine (Hastings) Hopkins. She grew up in Beverly Cove and graduated from Westbrook College, Portland, ME in 1946. Marjorie married Horace J. H. Sears in 1956 and had three children; Timothy, Stephanie, and Elisabeth. She spent much of her family life between...

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Peter Floyd Magnuson
Mar07

Peter Floyd Magnuson

Peter Floyd Magnuson, age 81, of Cambridge, Mass., passed away peacefully Sat., Feb. 24. Born in Beverly, Mass., Peter was the eldest son of Dr. Paul Magnuson of Manchester-by-the-Sea and Dorothy Floyd Allen Magnuson of Manchester and Beverly. His early years were spent in Manchester-by-the-Sea. During the War years, Peter lived at Mitchell Field on Long Island, then moved to New Bedford, Mass. The Magnuson family resided long-term in...

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Barbara M. (McDonald) Watson
Mar07

Barbara M. (McDonald) Watson

Barbara M. (McDonald) Watson of Peabody, formerly of Manchester-by-the-Sea, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth Watson. She was born February 20, 1927 in New Bedford, a daughter of the late John and Helen (Wilson) McDonald. Barbara was very active in the Manchester community, having volunteered at the Public Library for many years and as a member of the Council on...

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