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Susan E. (Strassel) Lima, age 64, a life-long resident of Plymouth, died Monday, August 24, 2009 at the Jordan Hospital in Plymouth after a long illness.

She was the wife of Robert Lima for 26 years.

Susan attended Plymouth schools and was a graduate of the original Plymouth High School (1963)

She received her Licensed Practical Nursing degree from Bryman’s Nursing School on Newbury Street in Boston.

She worked as a nurse for several years until she became a nurse counselor for drug and alcohol rehabilitation clients in New Bedford, Taunton and Boston. She later worked in administration for Boston Insulate Wire, BIW, in the old Cordage Park in Plymouth and then for Mass Gas and Electric on Long Pond Road in Plymouth. After the closing of Mass Gas and Electric she worked for R.S. Means as an administrative assistant. She retired from R.S. Means in 1988.

After her retirement she volunteered off and on for the Plymouth Council on Aging and for the last five years Susan had been a dedicated volunteer at Plimoth Plantation.

She enjoyed spending her free time on the Plymouth waterfront with the “Car Club,” eating ice cream at Ziggys, and spending hot summer days into the evening on Long Beach Plymouth and Saquish in Duxbury with family and friends.

She was active in local politics and a regular attendee of Plymouth Town Meetings and committee meetings. She was a vocal advocate of the Plymouth Rock Studios.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Heather Prew of Plymouth, and two grandchildren, Melissa and Amanda Prew of Plymouth.

Funeral Arrangements will be made by the Bartlett-Garrity Funeral Home, 338 Court Street, Plymouth. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's Church in Plymouth on Monday, August 31 at 10:00 A.M. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Flowers are appropriate, however donations in Susan’s memory may be made to Plimoth Plantation, Post Office Box 1620, Plymouth, MA 02362.

Marcia L. Jamieson,
of Plympton, died June 27, 2009. She was 63.

She was the loving husband of Greg Jamieson; loving mother of Jodi Jamieson of California and Sam Jamieson of Pennsylvania; brother of Gay King of New Hampshire, Woody Hart of Idaho, Frederick Hart of New Hampshire and Robert Greg Hart of Illinois. Marcia is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Friday, July 10, at 11 a.m., at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main St. (Rte. 106), Kingston.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, www.diabetes.org.
To offer condolences or for directions, please visit www.shepherdfuneralhome.com.

George "Buzzy" Alfred Swift

July 11, 1945 - May 18, 2009

George “Buzzy” Swift, 63, of Sandwich, died suddenly on Monday, May 18, 2009. Born in Wareham, he was the son of Thelma M. (Nickerson) Swift of Cedarville and the late George A. Swift . He was a graduate of Plymouth High School class of 1963 and had been a long time employee of UPS in Sagamore. For the past twenty years he was associated with Mervin Hardwick in many endeavors. Most recently he worked for Dan Chambers Landscaping. He was a member of the Sandwich American Legion Post 188.
Besides his mother he is survived by three children: John Swift of Buzzards Bay, Gary and his wife Linda Swift of Wareham and Tiffany Swift of Pocasset, 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Also surviving are 2 sisters: Susan Swift of Plymouth and Jean Purrier and her companion Bud Coluzzi of Onset, four brothers: Don Swift of Bourne and David, Roger and Steven Swift, all of Plymouth and many nieces and nephews. A “celebration of his life” will be held from 5-8pm, Friday, June 12, 2009 at the American Legion Post 188, 20 Main St., Sandwich, MA 02563 . In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the American Legion Post 188

Warren J. Correa, 59, grandfather of 10, restaurant chef

PLYMOUTH—Warren J. Correa, 59, of Plymouth, died unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 2 [2004], at Jordan Hospital. He was the son of the late Joseph and Laura (Cappannari) Correa.
Born Aug. 12, 1945, in Plymouth, he was educated in Plymouth and graduated from Plymouth High School. He attended Bridgewater State College and received his associate’s degree in education from Cape Cod Community College.
Employed for most of his life in the restaurant business, Mr. Correa was a chef at Jennifer’s Lunch in North Plymouth.
He enjoyed spending time at Gray’s Beach in Kingston. He was a Red Sox fan.
Mr. Correa especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Correa of Lancaster, N. H., and Kimberly Froehlichof Plymouth; two sons, Matthew Correa of Oak Creek, Wisc., and Joshua Correa of Plymouth; his sister Loretta Dunham of Plymouth; his brother, Donald Correa of Plymouth; and 10 grandchildren.
The funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth, officiated by the Rev. Joel Botelho of Temple Christ Messiah.
Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Plymouth.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, Dec. 5, 2-4 and 7-9 p. m.
Donations may be made to the Road to Responsibility, 1831 Ocean St., Marshfield, MA 02050.

Edward F. Macomber VIII, 58, Vietnam veteran, ship captain

PITTSON, Maine – Edward F. Macomber VIII, 58, of Pittston, died suddenly Tuesday, Aug. 5 [2003], at Maine General Medical Center Emergency Room in Augusta. He was the husband of Wanda Pinkham Macomber.
He was born in Boston, April 16, 1945, the son of Priscilla (Clifford) Macomber of Hawaii and the late Edward F. Clifford [sic] Macomber VII. He grew up in Plymouth and graduated from Plymouth High School, Class of 1963. He was involved with Boy Scouts; was the president of 4-H; and was involved in DeMolay/Masonic Temple, holding all offices in that organization. He graduated from Mass. Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay in 1968 with a bachelor of science degree in nautical science. He was a member of the rifle club there.
Mr. Macomber (Capt. Ed as he was affectionately called), served in the U. S. Navy from 1968 to 1971. He was discharged as lieutenant and was awarded the Navy commendation medal, the Vietnam Service medal with two bronze stars, the Vietnam Campaign medal and the National Defense Service medal.
At the time of his death, he held an unlimited master’s license in the U. S. Coast Guard. He was employed at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Getty Fleet Corp., Liberty Maritime Corp., Crest Tankers Inc., Dyn Marine Services and, at the time of his death, Maeserk Lines LTD as a ship captain.
In 1995, he was involved in the Marco Polo Expedition with National Geographic Society on the USNS Kane.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a lifetime member of the U. S. Naval Institute, and Mass Maritime Academy Alumni Association. He was a member of the VFW and the Masonic Temple, both in Plymouth, and the American Legion in North Portland, Maine. He was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Marion Chapter #63. He was a former member of the Pittston Fire Department.
Mr. Macomber always gave credit to his grandfather, the late Arthur (Barky) Clifford, for being instrumental in his maritime and naval careers.
In addition to his wife and his mother, Mr. Macomber is survived by three sons, Edward (Bic) F. Macomber IX of Searsport, N. Y., Matthew Clifford Macomber and his wife, Melissa, of Plymouth and Travis W. Burns of Pittston; three daughters, Janet (Jamie) Mooney and her husband, Patrick, of West Virginia, Katherine Macomber of Machias, Maine, and Grace Pinkham Macomber of Pittson; a nephew, Sean R. Macomber and his wife, Marcia, of Unity, Maine; two grandchildren, Caitlan Mooney and Devan Burns; one grandniece, Hailee Macomber; two grandnephews, Ethan Macomber and Cade Macomber; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was the brother of the late Robert and William Macomber.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner, Maine. Burial will be in Lexington Flats Cemetery in North New Portland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pittston Fair Association, Box 351, Gardiner, Maine 04345.

Katrina Pimental, 56, Plymouth graduate

NASHUA, NH – Katrina Jans (Keller) Pimental, 56, formerly of Plymouth, died last Thursday, July 19 [2001]. A resident of Nashua for 20 years, Mrs. Pimental had worked for Brockway Plastics Co.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Bonaventure Church in Manomet on Monday, July 23, at 10 a.m. Cremation was held at the Duxbury Crematory in Mayflower Cemetery, Duxbury.
Mrs. Pimentel was born in Plymouth on May 22, 1945, daughter of the late Richard and Pauline (Callahan) Keller. She was a graduate of the last class to graduate from Plymouth High School in June 1963. (Plymouth-Carver High School was opened Sept. 4, 1963).
Wife of Alfred Pimentel of Florida, Mrs. Pimental is survived by one son, John M. Schneider of Plymouth; two daughters, Tracy of Florida and Jill Pimental of Nashua, N. H.
She was sister of Richard P. and Samuel J. Keller, both of Plymouth, Robert M. Keller of Nevada, and Pauline A. (“Polly”) Keddy of Plymouth. She also leaves seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late George A. Keller.
Arrangements were made by Bartlett-Garrity Funeral Home in North Plymouth where visiting hours were held Sunday afternoon.

Paul A. Giaccaglia, 67, of Plymouth

Paul A. Giaccaglia, 67, of Plymouth, formerly of Southington, Conn., died at New England Medical Center, July 14, 2012. Beloved husband of Jacqueline (Becker) Giaccaglia of Plymouth, he was the loving father of Patricia and Denise of Plymouth; brother of Pauline Werner and her husband Robert of Mesa, Ariz., and the late Rita Smith. He also leaves his sister-in-law, Pamela Becker; two nephews, Stephen and Jeffrey Werner. Paul was born in Plymouth, the son of Dario and Lillian (Joubert) Giaccaglia. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1963 and Franklin Institute in 1967. Paul served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Paul was a Fire Protection Engineer and worked for American Nuclear Insurers in Connecticut. Paul lived in Southington, Conn., for 20 years and was the past president of the Southington Chapter UNICO National. He moved back to Plymouth in 1999 and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and an eucharistic minister at St. Bonaventures Parish. He enjoyed his family, gardening, traveling and riding his bike along the Cape Cod Canal. Visiting hours will be held at the Richard Davis Funeral Home, 619 State Road (Rte. 3A), Plymouth (Manomet), Wednesday, July 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at St Bonaventures Parish at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 19. Burial will be in St Josephs Cemetery Plymouth. Donations in Pauls memory may be made to St. Bonaventures Church, P.O. Box 996, Manomet, MA 02345. Online condolences may be made at richarddavisfuneralhome.com.

Published in Old Colony Memorial from July 18 to July 25, 2012

Joseph Fred Corshia 67 of Garfield, Arkansas, passed away January 15, 2013 in Bentonville.  He was born May 25, 1945 in Brockton, Massachusetts The son of Ralph and Jessie Thompson Corshia.  He retired from Wal-Mart Security and Warehouse.  He was a member of the Catholic Church and served in the United States National Guard.  Preceded in death by his parents and one brother Ralph Corshia, Jr.

Survived by his wife Frann Elzada Bittle Corshia of the home; children Sherry Corshia and Rick Corshia both of Massachusetts; Agenia Milner of Rogers, Aimee Branscum and Sam Murphree both of Greers Ferry, Arkansas; two brothers Bob and Dan Corshia both of Massachusetts; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren and may nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services are Saturday, January 26 at Brownsville.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday; January 21, 2013 at Benton County Funeral Home, 306 N. 4th Street, Rogers, Arkansas.  Online condolence to www.bentoncountyfuneralhome.com

Peter B. Denehy, 68

Peter B. Denehy of Plymouth died on July 14, 2013 in Boston. He is the beloved husband of Susan (Rich) Denehy. Cherished friend of Joel and Nancy Tassinari and their children Lisa (Tassinari) Emond and her husband Gary and their children Elle and Emily of Marshfield and Jill (Tassinari) and her children Anthony and Dakota of Plymouth. Born in Plymouth April 29, 1945 a son of the late John J. and Doris (Fornaciari) Denehy a graduate of Plymouth High Class of 1963 and Suffolk University Class of 1968.Peter retired after 30 years working for Kimberly Clark Corporation of Neenah, WI. He was a Life Member of the Cold Spring Athletic Club serving on their Finance Committee, as well as a member of the Cristoforo Colombo Club, Plymouth Rod and Gun Club, American Legion Post #40 Plymouth, and former member of the Plymouth Country Club. Peter was a committee member of the Tidal Beach Association, the White Horse Beach Parking Committee, and was a long time member of the Town of Plymouth's Natural Resources & Coastal Beaches Advisory Committee. He was a 40 years season ticket holder of the NE Patriots. He loved the ocean and enjoyed traveling, especially spending time with his close friends on his yearly vacation to Aruba at the Playa Linda Beach Timeshare Resort. He also enjoyed spending time on Plymouth and Duxbury beach, as well and gathering with his friends at the Cold Spring club. Memorial service on Friday July 19 at 1:00 pm in the Cartmell Funeral Home 150 Court St. Plymouth. Visiting hours from 11 – 1 prior to the service. Burial in Vine Hills Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. - See more at: http://www.cartmellfuneralhome.com/obituary/Peter-B.-Denehy/Plymouth-MA/1225189#sthash.kV0BHRQH.dpuf

http://mi-cache.legacy.com/legacy/images/Cobrands/IdahoStatesman/Photos/WS0014615-1_124231.jpgLinwood Earl "Woody" Hart, Jr. 1943 - 2011
Linwood Earl "Woody" Hart, Jr. passed away March 17, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A Memorial Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 2:00 pm, on Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, 10100 N. Horseshoe Bend Rd., Boise. Woody was born on October 25, 1943 in Cranston, Rhode Island to Linwood Sr., and Eleanor Hart. The family moved to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1955, where Woody held many various jobs and graduated High School. Woody enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1964 for five years before he went to work as a mechanic in Seattle, Washington. He then moved to Boise in 1977 and enlisted in the Idaho National Guard from which he retired in 1994. After retirement, Woody worked for several auto parts companies, the Boise School District, Wal-Mart, and volunteered his time to the Veterans Association Medical Center and was later taken care of by their oncology department for one and a half years. Woody is survived by his wife, Judy; 10 children, 23 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and countless friends and adopted family. Woody was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Madelynne Victoria Pape. The family would like to thank Harrison's Hope Hospice for their wonderful and loving care of Woody during his final days. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Boise VAMC Oncology Dept., ATTN: Volunteer Services, 500 W. Fort St., Boise, Idaho 83702. To submit memories and condolences to the family, please visit Woody's memorial webpage online at www.CloverdaleFuneralHome.com. Published in Idaho Statesman on March 22, 2011

Doug Ireland, an Acerbic Activist and Left-Wing Writer, Is Dead at 67
Published: November 5, 2013
Doug Ireland, a fiercely articulate left-wing activist, journalist and blogger who managed the successful congressional campaigns of the liberal candidates Allard K. Lowenstein and Bella S. Abzug (as well as Ms. Abzug’s unsuccessful campaign for the Senate) and wrote with acerbic force about politics, the media and gay issues, died on Oct. 26 in his home on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He was 67.
The cause was probably a stroke, his lawyer and longtime friend, Norman Levy, said. Mr. Ireland’s health had been deteriorating for some time. He survived two previous strokes and had been treated for diabetes and complications of a childhood bout with polio, among other ailments.
An autodidact who read voluminously and wrote in both English and French, Mr. Ireland was a contributor, at various times, to The New York Post (when it was viewed as leaning left), The Village Voice, New York magazine, The New York Observer, The Nation, the French daily Libération and other periodicals.
With the experience of a political insider and a Wildean savoring of venality, he wrote with a firebrand’s zeal, an aversion to hypocrisy, a stinging wit — he referred to Mario M. Cuomo, the combative former governor of New York, as a politician able to hide behind his own candor — and a willingness to hold the feet of candidates and elected officials to the fire, even liberal ones when they shied from a progressive agenda.
As a contributor to The Nation during President Bill Clinton’s administration, he clashed with the editors over the magazine’s support of the president, whom he held in particular disregard for, among other things, signing the Defense of Marriage Act, effectively rendering same-sex couples unqualified for federal marriage benefits, and failing to overturn a policy of barring H.I.V.-positive foreigners from entering the United States. That policy kept Mr. Ireland’s partner, Hervé Couergou, who lived in France, from traveling to the United States for treatment. His anger at Mr. Clinton never subsided.
“So now, Bill Clinton told us this month in an opinion piece for The Washington Post, he’s against the Defense of Marriage Act he signed into law in 1996,” Mr. Ireland wrote in March in Gay City News, a New York publication for which he was a regular contributor for the last several years. “We’re supposed to be grateful. But ‘the powerful odor of mendacity’ (to borrow Tennessee Williams’s pungent phrase) has always hung over the ex-president, and this offensive smell permeates his anti-DOMA declaration.”
A Falstaffian figure who ate and drank and talked in a league with large-living intellectual friends like Christopher Hitchens and Gore Vidal, Mr. Ireland nonetheless kept many details of his early life to himself. He was born William Douglas Ireland in Duluth, Minn., on March 31, 1946. Newspaper articles in 1955 said he was living in Port Hueneme, Calif., near Oxnard, where his father, Russell, worked in the information office of the Naval Battalion Construction Center.
At 10, according to a newspaper report, he was admitted to a hospital with polio, given an emergency tracheotomy and placed in an iron lung, where he was confined for at least a year, friends said in interviews. Mr. Ireland told friends that his parents were Christian Scientists who had refused to have him inoculated against the disease.
“That’s when he began reading,” said Valerie Goodman, a New York gallery owner who met Mr. Ireland when he lived in France in the 1980s.
Mr. Levy said that Mr. Ireland left home for good at 15 to escape his parents’ cruelty and that he became a labor organizer in New Jersey while still in his teens. However, records from Goddard College in Vermont, where Mr. Ireland was a student in 1965 taking classes called “Contemporary Radical Thought” and “Democracy and Power in Modern Society,” indicate that he had attended high schools in San Jose and Los Gatos, Calif., and Plymouth, Mass., where his parents lived at the time. A school yearbook put him in the graduating class of 1963, during the administration of President John F. Kennedy.
“Doug has definite opinions on everything, including peace, politics and independent candidates,” the caption under his picture reads in part. “He dislikes conservatives, television, Time magazine and a certain family in government.”
Before he went to Goddard, Mr. Ireland worked for the left-wing activist organization Students for a Democratic Society; a letter from Mr. Ireland to Goddard’s admissions office was written on S.D.S. stationery, the college registrar, Josh Castle, said in an interview.
According to a biography of Mr. Ireland on his blog, Direland, he worked on the campaigns of four liberal candidates for president, including the Democratic anti-Vietnam War candidate Eugene J. McCarthy in 1968, coordinating volunteers in New Jersey.
He managed the campaigns of Mr. Lowenstein, who represented Nassau County, N.Y., in the House of Representatives from 1969 to 1971, and Ms. Abzug, who was elected to the House in 1970 and served three terms, representing districts in Manhattan and the Bronx.
He left political work for full-time writing sometime after Ms. Abzug’s narrow loss in the 1976 Democratic Senate primary to Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who went on to win the general election.
Mr. Ireland’s partner, Mr. Couergou, died of AIDS in 1996. No immediate family members survive. [Actually, his younger sister Liz is living in Soddy Daisy, TN, 2013]
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
Correction: December 2, 2013
An obituary on Nov. 7 about the journalist and political activist Doug Ireland erroneously credited him with an accomplishment. He did not manage Paul O’Dwyer’s successful 1973 campaign for president of the New York City Council.

Cecil Crowell Jr.
May 31, 2014

Cecil Hilton Crowell Jr., son of Cecil Crowell and Florence (McCartney) Crowell, and a lifelong resident of Manomet died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 69.
He leaves his loving wife of 45 years, Cece (Buckley) Crowell and his beloved children, Christopher R. Crowell and his wife Debbie (Faulkner) Crowell of Prospect CT, and Kate (Crowell) Murphy and her husband Paul Murphy of Plymouth MA. He was the loving grandfather to three wonderful grandchildren, Zachary and Kyle Crowell of Prospect CT and Lincoln Karle of Plymouth and Pembroke. He also leaves behind three siblings, Bet Crowell of Holyoke MA, V. Pam Crowell of Taunton MA and Robert Crowell of Plymouth MA.
He was a sailor, fisherman, storyteller, a lover of life, a friend to all and he loved his Harley.
Above all he was a family man, a wonderful husband and a hero of a father.
All who knew and loved Cecil are welcome to join his family at A celebration of Cecil Crowell’s life which will be held at the John Alden Sportsman’s Club on Thursday June 5th from 9am to 11am.

Thomas A. Gordon
March 1, 2017

Thomas A. Gordon, passed away on March 1, 2017, in Plymouth, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 71. Tom was born and raised in Plymouth, son of Thomas and Rose Gordon. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1963 and from Coyne Electrical Technical School in 1965 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Tom was employed by several New England based companies through the years including Mathewson Corporation, Read Screen-all, Brownell Boat Trailers and Brodeur Machine Company. He was most recently his family's favorite cashier to be seen working at the Kingston CVS pharmacy. Tom was known for his passion for baseball, woodworking, trains, music and the New England water front. He loved spending quality time with his family. Tom is survived by his brother, Richard L. Gordon and his wife Linda; his former wife, Deborah R. Gordon; his daughter, Jennifer Edgerly, her husband Charles, and their daughter Abigail, along with his son Jason Gordon and his wife Mary Beth; as well as by many nieces, nephews and extended family members. He will also be missed by his beloved cat, Sally. He will always be remembered for his enjoyment of the simple pleasures in life and the love of his family. Funeral arrangements will be under the care of the Bartlett Funeral Home, 338 Court Street, Plymouth. Calling hours will be held Sunday, March 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Marys Catholic Church on Monday, March 6, at 10 a.m., followed by interment at St. Josephs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Standish Humane Society of Duxbury.

Published in Old Colony Memorial from Mar. 3 to Mar. 11, 2017

Joseph B. Lawrence

Joseph (Joe) B. Lawrence, 71, of Plymouth passed away at Golden Living Center in Plymouth on February 23, 2017. He was the beloved father of Jodi Lavigne of Plymouth, Joseph Lawrence and his wife Stefanie of Plymouth and David Lawrence and his partner Meaghan McCune of Middleboro. He was the former husband of Carole (Frazier) Lawrence, whom through the years remained good friends. He was the brother of Derryl Lawrence and his wife Aneice of Plymouth the late Glenn Lawrence and his former wife Cindy of Plymouth. Joe leaves behind his cherished grandchildren: Audrey, Joseph, James, and Avery Lawrence, Hannah, Emily and Sarah Lavigne of Plymouth and his niece and nephews. Joseph was born on August 22, 1945 in Plymouth, MA to the late Carmen (Cabral) and Joseph F. Lawrence. He graduated from Plymouth High School class of 1963 and went on to attend school at Vesper George Art School and Wentworth Institute in Boston. He owned J. Lawrence and Sons Landscape Company and also, worked for the Town of Plymouth for many years. Joe was a very talented artist and enjoyed giving his paintings as gifts to family and friends. He loved golfing, going to the casinos, visiting the beach and most of all spending time with his family. He was a member of the Garibaldi Club in Plymouth. A period of visitation will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10 am to 12 pm at the Davis Funeral & Cremation 373 Court St., Plymouth, with a memorial service at the Funeral Home at 12 pm followed by burial in Vine Hills Cemetery.

Published in Old Colony Memorial from Mar. 11 to Mar. 22, 2017.

Carlton R. Petit

>Carlton R. Petit of Plymouth died peacefully on June 29th at B.I.D. Hospital Plymouth. Carl was the beloved husband of David Cronin. Born in Plymouth son of the late Arthur M. and Marjorie H. (Toupin) Petit. Carl was a lifelong Plymouth resident and was a talented musician playing the piano and singing in various venues in the Plymouth area. He was also a dedicated organist to the catholic churches in Plymouth where he was the organist and soloist for over 50 years. (Cartmell)

Anne K. Martens, 77

Anne K. Martens, 77, raised in Plymouth MA, went home to God on July 23, 2022 with her family at her side. Born in Quincy MA on March 18, 1945, Anne was the daughter of the late Bernard Kusmin and the late Edith P. Kusmin, and sister to Paul Kusmin (deceased) and her twin, Andrew Kusmin.

For 21 years Anne was the beloved wife of Thomas J. Martens, with whom she built a life of simple pleasures in her hometown of Plymouth, MA.

Anne will be deeply missed by the family she loved. Her children, Alyson Brette Souza (husband Michael A. Hilf) of Los Angeles, Jeremy Pierce Souza of South Deerfield, MA, Sebestyen Q Martens (wife Jill Martens) of Barrington RI, and Andmorgen J. White (husband Spencer White) of Seekonk, MA. Her four grandchildren, Zachery White, Emma Martens, Samual White and Alexandra Martens filled her life with joy and she showered them with love as only “Nana” could. She generously shared her creativity with her many cousins, nieces, nephews and grand-nieces.

Anne showed her leadership qualities while a member of the Plymouth High School class of 1963. She went on to study Photography and Graphic Design at the Rhode School of Design, graduating in 1967.

Anne started her career in New York City and quickly became known as an accomplished graphic designer. She was responsible for the creation of numerous unique projects that reflected the culture of the 1960’s and later she designed a stamp for the United States Post Office. Eventually Anne’s career led her to public relations design in the academic world. She held roles including Head of Publications at Mount Holyoke College and later Regis College. Anne was fearless with computers and was at the forefront of technology in design.

Outside of work, Anne’s main interest was in the Church and charitable organizations. While an Associate of the sisters of St. Joseph in Springfield, MA, Anne developed her own graphic design business. Anne freely shared her expertise with students and professional artists.

Anne had the gift of being present to everyone she encountered. Her combination of talent, kindness, wit and generosity will be her legacy; she leaves this world a more beautiful place.

A period of visitation will take place on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Cartmell-Davis Life Celebration Funeral Home, 619 State Road, Plymouth (Manomet). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 28, 2022, 10 am at St. Bonaventure Church, 803 State Road, Plymouth (Manomet). In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:
The Arc of Plymouth and Upper Cape Cod, 52 Armstrong Rd., Plymouth, MA 02360 or info@plymouthcapearc.org. For more information or to sign the online guestbook please visit www.cartmelldavis.com.