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OBITUARY: Anne Johnson Davis, 92; active at St. Michael’s
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OBITUARY: Anne Johnson Davis, 92; active at St. Michael’s

Anne Johnson Davis, 92, of Swampscott passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Samuel L. Davis, with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Anne Johnson Davis Anne was the daughter of the late Katharine (Berry) and Howard Martin Johnson. She grew up in Swampscott and graduated from Dana Hall in Wellesley. She attended the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial school. Anne and Sam raised their three children in Acton, making lifelong friends before moving to Marblehead in the 1970s. Anne had a passion for giving back and helping others which motivated her to earn an associate’s degree in social work from Middlesex Community College. Anne volunteered with the Catholic Family Service in Lynn. She served on ...
OBITUARY: David Cameron, worked for Water and Sewer, Tree departments
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OBITUARY: David Cameron, worked for Water and Sewer, Tree departments

David Cameron died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, surrounded by his friends and family, after a long tough fight with cancer. David grew up in Marblehead and attended Marblehead schools. David loved to work and began working at a very young age. His first job was with R.D. Williams. He then went on to work for Bartlett & Steadman Co., followed by the town of Marblehead at the Water and Sewer and Tree departments. David was predeceased by his father, John Cameron. David is survived by his mother, Ellen Smallwood Cameron; his brother Len and the love of his life, Jody Martin; his brother Doug and his wife, Susan Grubaugh; his sister Lori Knowles and her husband, Doug, all from Marblehead; and his sister Denise Diamond and her husband, Bill, from Lynn. He also leaves his two favorite ...
OBITUARY: Montigue Morris ‘Monty,’ 89
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OBITUARY: Montigue Morris ‘Monty,’ 89

Montigue Morris (Monty) was never happier than when he was sailing, reading about sailing, talking about sailing or working on sailboats. Monty died at home in Marblehead on Jan. 23 with his wife Betsy and son Peter beside him. He was 89. Monty and Betsy were married in 1962, and in their 4th-floor walk-up apartment in Greenwich Village, Monty built their first sailboat, a 12-foot catamaran, constructed in their 12-foot living room. It was a terrible sailing vessel, but it was the start of a lifetime love affair that led them to Marblehead in January 1967 and their first real boat – a townie, of course. Monty grew up in Kingston, Pennsylvania, and Brooklyn, New York, graduating from Brooklyn Technical High School and Brown University. He served in the U.S. Army during the tail e...
OBITUARY: Mary Lane Connolly Cairns, 88 
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OBITUARY: Mary Lane Connolly Cairns, 88 

Mary Lane Connolly Cairns, 88, of Marblehead, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 22.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Walter J. Cairns, with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. A life-long resident of Marblehead, Mary Lane, affectionately referred to as Queenie by family and friends, graduated from the Windsor School and Bradford Junior College. She loved spending time with family and friends sailing, skiing, tennis, and golfing into her mid-eighties. As the daughter of Eugene T. and Eloise L. Connolly, Mary Lane enjoyed a lifetime on the water, and her passion for sailing was well known. During her younger years, she enhanced her sailing skills as an active member of the Pleon Yacht Club and then as a member of the Eastern...
OBITUARY: Madeline Schultz, lover of all things Marblehead, dies at 86
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OBITUARY: Madeline Schultz, lover of all things Marblehead, dies at 86

“Don’t remember me with sadness, don’t remember me with tears. Remember all the love, kisses, hugs, and laughter we had throughout the years.” Marblehead resident Madeline Schultz passed away peacefully on Dec. 2. She was 86. Madeline shared her creative talents throughout her life. Her love of words endures in poems and letters written to loved ones. She enjoyed expressing herself creatively through stained glass, painting, ceramics, and decorative arts. Schultz loved raising her children in Marblehead and treasured her sweet Clifton area neighborhood. She was happiest when entertaining in her home at a beautifully set table with her family. Madeline is pre-deceased by her husband of 60 years, Andrew Schultz. She will be missed by her son, Eric Schultz of Danvers; daughte...
OBITUARY: Gail F. Stacey, 77
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OBITUARY: Gail F. Stacey, 77

Gail F. Stacey (Fitzpatrick), age 77, of Marblehead passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, after a long and heroic battle with Alzheimer’s. She was the beloved wife of Charles G. Stacey, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. Gail F. Stacey Born in Salem and raised in Marblehead, she was the daughter of Jim and Lillian Fitzpatrick (Jeffrey). Gail was the devoted mother of Melissa and Greg Stacey and the dear sister of Joan, Audrey, Alice, Mary Jane and Brenda. She is survived by her husband, Charles Stacey of Marblehead; her daughter, Melissa Stacey of Marblehead; her son, Greg Stacey of Portland, Maine; her sisters, Mary Jane Riddell of Swampscott and Brenda Boyle of Atlanta; her brother-in-law, Alex Riddell of Swampscott; her sister-in-law Rita, Havens of Marblehe...
OBITUARY: Sandra Lorraine (Simon) Spector, 84
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OBITUARY: Sandra Lorraine (Simon) Spector, 84

Sandra Lorraine (Simon) Spector died peacefully on Jan. 14 after a courageous battle with cancer at age 84.  Sondra was the beloved wife of the late Arnold Spector, and the couple shared 60 years of marriage.  Sandra was born in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She and Arnold were the owners of Spector Pharmacy in Lynn, where they worked side by side for over 50 years.  In addition to her work, Sandra’s greatest joys in life were her family and her beloved dog, Abbie. Sandra and her constant companion were a familiar and regular presence in the neighborhood, two good friends taking their daily walks together. Those left to cherish Sandra’s memory are her devoted children: Jill Keogh of Fairfield, CT; Ami Stix and husband, Michael of Lexington, MA and...
Longtime Marblehead tailor dies just one month after retiring
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Longtime Marblehead tailor dies just one month after retiring

Charles Katsoulakos, a beloved tailor in Marblehead for 55 years, passed away on Jan. 15, one month after retiring. He was 96 years old. Katsoulakos was reluctant to retire. There was only one thing he was looking forward to. "I have a chair in the trunk of my car and I will go to Devereux Beach and sit there,” he said. Longtime Marblehead tailor Charles Katsoulakos in his shop just before retiring. CURRENT PHOTO / LEIGH BLANDER In an interview with the Marblehead Current right before he reitred, Katsoulakos said he had served "hundreds and hundreds" of custmers over the decades. He saw dramatic swings in fashion, but never had a favorite style. “For me, it doesn’t make a difference. I’ll narrow the legs or shorten the hemline to modernize.” He enjoyed working on prom and we...
OBITUARY: John W. Jacobsen, 77
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OBITUARY: John W. Jacobsen, 77

John W. Jacobsen, a Renaissance man with a gentlemanly demeanor who helped shape the direction and development of museums in the United States and around the world, died at his home in Marblehead on Jan. 12 with his wife, Jeanie Stahl, by his side. He was 77.   He described his career as a "drunkard's walk," following his varied interests, which led him from theater scenic design to show and film production and, finally, for thirty years, to his beloved museum field. In 1988, he founded White Oak Associates, which led strategic planning initiatives for more than 100 museums.  His museum career began in 1985 as associate director of the Boston Museum of Science, where, under the leadership of Dr. Roger Nichols, he executive produced the museum's $24 million Hall Wing and Mugar Om...
OBITUARY: Daniel O. Smith, 90 
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OBITUARY: Daniel O. Smith, 90 

Daniel Owen Smith, 90, of Marblehead, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 7, 2023, following a prolonged period of declining health. He was the adored husband of Roberta (Bobbi) White Smith, with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. He was the loving father of Zachary Smith of Brooklyn, New York and Tracy McKinnon of Cazenovia, New York.   Born in Canandaigua, New York, Dan was the son of the late Frederick and Kathleen Smith. He grew up in the village of Macedon, just outside Rochester, New York. The middle son in a family of three active boys, he lived an idyllic childhood. He was well known for his athletic talent, most notably in baseball. As a high school senior, he traveled to Ebbets Field, where he tried out with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Dan loved recounting the story o...