North Reading Obituaries

Maria Lucia DeSousa, 88

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Immigrated from Portugal in 1966 Published December 12, 2019 SOMERVILLE — Maria Lucia “Lucy” (Faleiro) DeSousa, 88, of Somerville passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Eduardo C. DeSousa and the devoted mother of Edward X. DeSousa of North Reading and Stephen P. DeSousa and his wife Lara of Lexington. She was the cherished grandmother of Edward and Kristine, who she helped raise as children, and Melina and Adriana. She was also the adored great-grandmother of Ashley, Lucia, Noah and Matthew,...

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Lawrence A. Dysart, Jr., 78

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Beloved founder of North Reading Youth Basketball Published December 12, 2019 NORTH READING — Lawrence A. Dysart Jr., 78, of North Reading, died peacefully at his home on Monday, December 2, 2019. Born in Pittsfield, Maine on March 12, 1941, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Mabel Irene (Clough) Dysart. He was a graduate of Maine Central Institute and Boston College, and he received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Northeastern University. Larry moved to North Reading to teach math at Merrimack College. He later went on...

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Patricia A. Rogers, 79

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Published December 12, 2019 NEWBURYPORT — Patricia A. Rogers, 79, of Newburyport and formerly of North Reading, died Monday evening December 9, 2019 at the Port Healthcare in Newburyport. Arrangements are incomplete at press time and are under the direction of the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading. For additional information, visit: www.croswellfuneralhome.com. Complete notice to follow next...

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Matthew D. Carr, 31

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Talented artist and musician, loved animals and nature Published December 5, 2019 DANVERS — Matthew D. Carr, 31, of Danvers, formerly of Dracut and North Reading, died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Born in Stoneham on September 12, 1988, he attended school at the North Reading L.D. Batchelder School and Middle School, Dracut Middle and High Schools and Danvers High School. Matt was a line cook for Buffalo Wild Wings in Danvers and has been a resident of Danvers for the past 15 years. He cared greatly for...

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William J. Dias, 81

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U.S. Army veteran, active supporter of the Masons Published December 5, 2019 MELROSE — William J. Dias, 81, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 29, 2019, at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. Born in Cambridge on November 24, 1938, William was one of six children of the late Edward J. Dias and Hazel G. (Cox) Dias. Raised and educated in Melrose, Bill enlisted in the United States Army on November 25, 1955 and served 3 years in the 101st Airborne Division. He was honorably discharged...

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Cecil R. Craig, 92

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Enjoyed fishing, gardening and horseshoes with his grandson Published December 5, 2019 ANDOVER — Cecil Robert Craig, 92, the son of the late Callie E. and Gertrude B. (Massey) Craig, was born August 24, 1927 in Waxhaw, North Carolina, and departed this earthly life on November 21, 2019 at Atria Marland Place in Andover at 4:30 a.m. Cecil, affectionately known as Brother Ces, Mr. Craig, Mr. C, Uncle Cecil, Papa and Daddy, accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior as a child, and was a spiritual inspiration to...

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Lawrence A. Dysart Jr., 78

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Published December 5, 2019 NORTH READING — Lawrence A. Dysart Jr., 78, of North Reading, died peacefully at his home on Monday, December 2, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete at press time and are under the direction of the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street....

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James E. Spry

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Published December 5, 2019 NORTH READING — James E. Spry of North Reading. Beloved husband of Claire (Sullivan). Father of Matthew and his fiancée Lauren Connors of Maynard and Nathan Spry of North Reading. Son of Arthur and Beatrice Spry. Son-in-law of Lawrence and Leda Sullivan. Brother of Gail Spry of Ariz. and the late William and Richard Spry. Brother-in-law of Lawrence Sullivan of Chelsea, Edward Sullivan and his wife Leticia of Nev., Paul Sullivan of Chelsea, Brian Sullivan of Cambridge and Kathy McNelly and her husband William of...

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Maria Travassos, 98

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Longtime parishioner and Eucharistic Minister Published December 5, 2019 NORTH READING — Maria Conceicao (Costa) Travassos, 98, of North Reading, November 30, 2019. Devoted wife of the late Antonio Travassos. Loving mother of Natalie Kosydar and her husband Dennis, Tony Travassos and his wife Victoria, Connie Gaspar and her husband Adrian. Cherished grandmother of Rebecca Spires and her husband Rick, Kevin Kosydar, Nicole Pierce and her husband Marty, Derek Gaspar and his wife Mary, Jason Travassos and his wife Renee, Mark Travassos and his wife Kristen and Brandon Travassos....

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Susan M. Saunders, 64

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Enjoyed family time in Bethlehem, N.H. Published November 27, 2019 NORTH READING — Susan M. Saunders, 64, of North Reading, passed away Tuesday morning, November 19, 2019 at her home with her husband by her side after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born July 12, 1955 in Melrose, a daughter of Doris M. (Favorat) Coffin of Wakefield, and the late Peter T. Coffin. Susan was the beloved wife of Kenneth A. Saunders and the devoted mother of Jennifer J. Martinez and her husband Matthew of Hopkinton,...

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