Obituaries 11-30-2012

Frances Larson

Retired Nurse, Active in Many Organizations

Frances I. (Brown) Larson of Peabody died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on November 23 at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home.

She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Larson, having shared 60 years of marriage. Frances was born in Eastport, ME, the daughter of the late Thomas and Irma (Capen) Brown. At an early age she moved to Cambridge, where she graduated from Cambridge High and Latin in 1937. She then attended and graduated from Mount Auburn School of Nursing and subsequently enlisted as a nurse in the US Army. She was one of six nurses to be stationed in the South Pacific during World War II. She was First Lieutenant with the 92nd Evacuation Hospital and served with her unit until the war ended.

Upon her honorable discharge, Mrs. Larson worked as company nurse for Liberty Mutual before beginning her career at Salem Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. After her retirement in 1985, she brought her skills and passion for nursing to Beverly Hospital, where she volunteered in nursing and earned her 1000 hour pin in 1993.

Throughout the years, she was involved in many career organizations and social groups. She was the National Treasurer and Recording Secretary of NAACOG (Nurses’ Assoc. of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists). She was an active in the League of Woman Voters, the American Red Cross, and Girl Scouts of America, as well as the local Couples Club and Homemakers Club. She also loved to travel.

Mrs. Larson leaves her devoted daughter, Laurie Cushing and her husband, Richard of Lynn, her cherished granddaughter Christen Hannigan and  her husband, George of Peabody, and her great grandson Alexander, also of Peabody, who brought constant joy to her days. She was the sister of the Elizabeth (Betty) O’Brien of Cambridge.

A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held after the holidays. Memorial donations may be sent to: The Commandant’s Office, Chelsea Soldier’ Home, 91 Crest Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150 in Frances’ name.

Arrangements are by Nadworny Funeral Home 798 Western Ave. Lynn. For guest book:

Michael Daly

Sports Enthusiast

Michael R. Daly of Lynn died November 20 in North Shore Medical Center Union Hospital after a long battle with Psoriatic Arthritis. He was 44 years old.

Born in Lynn, the beloved son of Barbara (Coutts) Daly Kupelnick and the late Paul E. Daly and step son of Jack Kupelnick, he was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School Class of 1986 where he played hockey and baseball. He attended Worcester State College.

Michael worked for the former AT&T in Peabody and in Pennsylvania. He also worked as a Supervisor for Boston Communications Company in Woburn.

His greatest enjoyment came from his nieces and nephews and watching sports. He took great joy in cheering for all the Boston teams and knew every statistic from years past to the present. He had been involved in Lynn Youth Hockey, East Lynn Little League, Pop Warner Football and St. Pius V Basketball.

He also leaves his brother Paul E. Daly, Jr. and his wife, Marisa of Lee, NH, his sister Karen Chipman and her husband, David of Lynn and his cherished nieces and nephews: Joey, Molly and Laura Chipman, Eryn, Brittany and Emma Daly. He is also survived by many dear aunts, uncles and cousins including Gregory, Lauren and Brendan Tobey.

Michael will always be remembered for his gentle spirit, his thoughtfulness and his kind and caring heart.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations in Michael’s memory to St. Pius V Church, 215 Maple St. Lynn, MA 01904. For online register book please visit

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