Obituaries 09-11-2012

Donald Wise

John Hancock Retiree

Donald I. Wise of Swampscott died on September 6 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a long battle with cancer.  He was 72 years old.

Survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Janet (Bent) Wise, he was born in Bangor, Maine, the son of the late Elizabeth “Betty” Wise and raised in Boston. He was a US Air Force veteran and worked in computers at John Hancock Insurance Company for 37 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three sisters-in-law, Carole Kelley and her husband, Paul of Marston Mills, Doris Napier and her husband, William of Saugus and Pauline Agnew and her husband, James of Peabody; his sister, Lorraine Wise of Boston; his nieces and nephews, Rochelle Wagner and her husband, Scott of Millis, Paul Manganiello of California, Douglas Manganiello and James Manganiello and his wife, Katie, all of Cape Cod, Derek Bent and his wife, Jennifer of Berwick, ME and Christopher Bent of Boston.  He is also survived by several great nieces and great nephews.  He was the brother-in-law of the late John “Jay” Bent.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.  For online memorial and guestbook, please visit

Francis ‘Fran’ Reardon

Former Co-Owner of Reardon’s Café in Revere and General Electric Retiree

Francis B. “Fran” Reardon of Revere died after a long illness on August 29. He was 96 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 61, Revere Council-Knights of Columbus, a retiree of General Electric of Lynn and former co-owner of Reardon’s Cafe & Restaurant of Revere.

He was the beloved husband of 31 years to Elaine J. (O’Donnell); devoted father of Gerald L. Styburski of Revere; dear brother of the late John P. “Mickey” Reardon, James M. Reardon, Patrick J. Reardon, Jr., Marie B. Gormley, Kathleen B. “Kay” Reardon, and Ann E. Readon; cherished uncle of John P. “Jack” Reardon of Lynn, Sheila A. Screnci of Saugus, Atty. Michael H. Reardon of Washington, DC, Patricia Schwabenbauer of Erie, PA, John Reardon of Merrimac, NH, Atty. Stephen F. Reardon, Patrick J. Reardon, Jr., both of Revere, Janice Lane of Fairview, PA, former Revere Police Chief Terrence K. Reardon of Lynnfield, and Mary Regis Fusco of Stoneham. He is also lovingly survived by his granddaughter, Natalia Styburski of Tewksbury and by many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688. For more information, visit:

Sophie Januszkiewicz

Faith and Family Were Most Important in Her Life

Sophie T. (Lemanski) Januszkiewicz of Lynn died suddenly August 24 at a local nursing home. She was 96 years old.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Josephine Lemanski and wife of the late Stanislaw Januszkiewicz. In her younger years she was employed at the General Electric Company, various shoe factories, and as a hairdresser at her home. She was a former member of St. Michael’s Parish before its closing. The most important things in her life were her faith in Jesus and time spent with her family.

She is survived by three children, Carolyn Kapacziewski and her husband, Fred of Lynn, Thomas and his wife, Donna Lee Janus of Burlington and Joyce Kohn of Lynn; beloved grandmother of Adam and Daniel Kohn, Lisa Wharton, Lori Hanson and Matthew Janus; great-grandchildren Corey Wharton, Anthony Wharton, and the late Evan Hansen (deceased) and her great-great grandchildren, Sophia and Emma and Patrick Wharton. She was the aunt of Connie Shaughnessy of Lynchburg, VA, Richard and Pat Januszkiewicz and Victor Januszkiewicz, all of Gardner, MA and the sister of the late John and Joseph Lemanski.

Her funeral service was held in Calvary Baptist Church Peabody. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Lynn. Funeral arrangements were by the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. For guest book: In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church, 4 Coolidge Rd. Peabody, MA 01960

John Beaton

Long Involved with Both West Lynn National Little League and as Crossing Guard at Myrtle  and Holyoke Streets

John D. Beaton, a lifelong resident of Lynn, died at home after a brief illness on September 3. He was 84 years old.

Born in Lynn, the son of the late Alexander and Margaret (McMullin) Beaton and the husband of the late Delores E. (Dow) Beaton, he attended St. Mary’s High School and was a graduate of Newbury College with a degree in business. He was employed for more than 40 years for the Norman Buffet Exhibits (later known as Giltspur) retiring as a shipping receiving supervisor and He previously worked for the Lynn Water Department. He was US Navy Seabee during World War II.

A daily communicant of St. Mary’s Church, he was involved with the West Lynn National Little League for moe than 20 years, serving in many capacities as Past President, Record Keeper, Manager and Coach He was a crossing Guard at Myrtle and Holyoke Streets for many years and was loved by the parents and students there. He was an election poll worker for several years and a lifelong fan of the Boston Braves and Red Sox.

He leaves one daughter, Debra B. Maughan and her husband, Dale of Highland, Utah; two sons, John D. “Jack” Beaton and his wife, Niki, of New Market, NH and Dennis Grant and his wife, Denise of Lynn; one brother, Charlie Beaton and his wife, Joan of Saugus, one sister, Helen “Nellie” Zorzy of Lynn and two daughters-in-law: Diane (Cook) Nordyke and Linda (Janian) Nordyke. He also leaves nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late David E. Nordyke and brother of the late Alec, Angus, Neil, Roderick, Peter, Daniel and George Beaton, Anna Grant, Mary Booras, Christine Kaczinski, Margaret “Eggy” Moriarty and Lorraine Shinnick.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in the World War II Lot in Pine Grove Cemetery. For guest book:

James Arsenault

Of Billerica, formerly of Chelsea

James P. Arsenault of Billerica, formerly of Chelsea, died on August 30.

A US Navy veteran, he was the beloved husband of Joan J. (Dalton) Arsenault; father of Linda Peterson and her husband, Joseph of Merrimack, NH, Karen Ayer and her husband, Thomas of Burlington, Audrey LaRosa of Hudson, NH and James Arsenault and his wife, Cheryl of Amherst, NH; brother of Thomas Arsenault of Saugus and Ann Mielcarek of Lynn and is also survived by 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, Billerica. Burial was in Foxhill Cemetery, Billerica. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

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