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Samuel David Cohen, 97 – late of Revere, formerly of Chelsea. Died on April 15, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of over 71 years to Irene “Reenie” (Sherman) Cohen. He was born in Boston, the son of the late Louis and Rebecca (Berg) Cohen. He was raised and educated in Revere and Read More

Myra (Polinsky) Strauss, 64 – late of Beverly and Boynton Beach, FL. Entered into eternal rest of a brief illness, unexpectedly on April 15, 2018. Myra was raised in Malden, the daughter of the late Dr. Harold and Ruth (Breakstone) Polinsky. She was a graduate of George Washington University. Myra was employed for 34 years Read More

Leonard H. Summer, 91, died on April 15, 2018, at South County Hospital, Wakefield, RI, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Simon and Pauline (Leichter) Summer. Leonard was a longtime resident of Warwick and Cranston, before retiring to Narragansett and Boynton Beach, FL. He was Read More

Edith L. (Roud) Smolens, a teacher and community activist in Melrose, where she lived for 55 years, died peacefully at home on April 12, 2018. Loving wife of the late Irving Smolens and the beloved mother of Karen Smolens and her loving partner Robert McCarthy, and the late Joanne Smolens. Dear sister of the late Read More

John James Queenan, 78 – late of Lynnfield. Entered eternal rest on April 8, 2018. Devoted husband of Sandra (Brustin). Beloved father of Casey Queenan. Dear brother of Elizabeth Williamson. Services were held at the Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield on April 11. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to St Jude’s Read More

Bessie (Novak) Shapiro, 93, of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and Everett, died on April 14, 2018 at Wingate of Andover, surrounded by her family. Born, raised and educated in Manchester, NH, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Rose (Wolfgang) Novak. Bessie worked as a payroll administrator for various companies around the greater Read More

Edith Mildred (Halbert) Backer, 99 – late of Lynn, Marblehead, and Swampscott. Entered into rest on April 7, 2018. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Sumner Backer, and her beloved daughter Ellen Backer, as well as her beloved sister Evelyn (Halbert) Daniels. She is survived by her devoted nephew Robert Daniels and Read More

Shirley (Nathanson) Ashman, formerly of Swampscott, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Gilbert Cherry and the late Mayo Max Ashman. Devoted mother of Louise A. Goodman and her husband Michael of Lexington, and William E. Ashman and his significant other Deborah of Leominster. Loving daughter of the Read More

Shirley P. Frisch, 90, of Peabody, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2018, after a long and full life. Married to Harold Frisch for 37 years before his passing in 1986, Shirley was a teacher and an administrator in the Salem public schools, a leader in several Jewish organizations, and active in her synagogue as Read More

Gerard D. Goldstein, 85, formerly of Marblehead, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2018 at Kaplan Estates in Peabody. He was the beloved husband of the late Corinne (Smoller) Goldstein, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage before her passing in 2015. Born in Boston to Bernard and Tillie Jepsky Goldstein, Jerry grew up Read More