Obituaries 10-30-2012

Mary Anne Demchak

Owned the Nicholas Studio of Photograph of Swampscott for more than 30 years

Mary Anne (Luscinski) Demchak of swampscott died at the Spaulding of the North Shore in Salem after a brief illness on October 27. She was 97 years old.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Ralph and Caroline (Sokalski) Luscinski and the wife of the late Nicholas Demchak, before her retirement, she and her husband owned and operated the Nicholas Studio of Photography of Swampscott for 30 years. She was an avid golfer, bowler and Bridgeplayer. She and her husband wintered in Marco Island, Florida after their retirement.

She is survived by one sister, Barbara J. and her husband, Carl Alboth of Bonita Springs, Florida; three nephews, Robert W., Ralph L. and Ronald L. Luscinski; eight nieces, Linda Moss, Andrea Long, Sandra Cross, Joan Trowel, Diane Marshall, Lorraine Fitzgerald and Susan Lyons and the late Janice Tanana as well as several great and great grand nieces and nephews and her beloved care giver, Alfreda Muranowicz of Swampscott. She was the sister of the late Walter J. and Chester J. Luscinski and Stanley L. Lane, Helen Dubowik and Irene Sidlecki.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at the Nadworny Funeral Home, 798 Western Avenue, Lynn on Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Swampscott Cemetery.

Loretta Susi

North End Resident

Loretta Susi of Boston’s North End died on October 26. She was 97 years old.

The loving daughter of the late Angelo and Carmela Susi, she was the beloved wife of the late Domenic Susi, cherished mother of the late Clara Susi, Francesco Susi, and Onelia DiCenso and adored grandmother of Frank J. DiCenso and his wife, Debbie of Andover, Loretta M. DiCenso of Woburn, Domenic DiCenso and his wife, Maria of Lynn, and Tina L. DiCenso-Fleming and her husband, Gary of Boston; caring great-grandmother of Nicholas, Victoria, Domenic John, and Anthony DiCenso; loving sister of the late Giovanna, Concetta, Danny, and Galiano Susi and is also survived by many loving sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, and cousins. The family would like to especially thank Antoinette De Stefano.

Her Funeral will be held at the Boston Harborside Home, Boston. 580 Commercial St., Boston on Wednesday, October 31 at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Leonard Church, on the corner of Hanover and Prince Streets. at 9:45 a.m. The family will accept visitors today, Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be at Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice . Boston Harborside Home J.S. Waterman & Sons-Waring-Langone

Joyce Rebideau

Of Peabody, formerly of Lynn

Joyce L. Rebidue of Peabody entered into eternal peace on October 23 at Kaplan House after a long illness. She was 74 years old.

The wife of the late Russell P. Rebidue with whom she shared 49 years of marriage, she was born and bred in the Brickyard Area of West Lynn, the daughter of the late Nolan E. Dow, Sr. and Marjorie (Lennon) Dow-McCormack. She lived in Peabody for several years after living in Lynnfield for more than 25 years.

Her greated joy came from spending time with her family and friends. She was a jigsaw puzzle professional and especially enjoyed fun times with her many friends at the Pace Program on Market Street in Lynn and the Peabody House in Peabody.

She leaves her children, Richard and his wife, Kathy of Lynn, Raymond and his wife, Patti of Lynn, Marjorie Miller and her husband, Earl of Beverly, Gregory and his wife, Rebecca of Beverly, Penny and Peter King of Peabody, Michael and his wife, Cindy of Billerica, James and his partner, John Kelly of Peabody, Christopher of Beverly, Wendy Portado and her husband, Sam of Peabody, David of Merrimack, NH and Lorraine, “Buffy” Rebidue and Marijke Callahan of North Andover. She also leaves one sister, Jean Russell of Nashua, NH, two brothers, Joseph “Pete” Dow of Rochester, NH and Paul McComack and his wife, Carla of Nahant, 26 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Russell L. Rebidue and was also the sister of the late Ernie, Richard, John, James, Charles, Robert and Raymond Dow, Marjorie LaRiviere, Gloria Ringdahl, Delores Beaton and Clair Nelson. She was the mother in law of the late Karlene (Nichols) Rebidue and Michelle (Vozzella) Rebidue and great grandmother of Rodney Lemon III.

A Memorial Funeral Mass was held in St. Mary’s Church, Lynn followed by private burial. Arrangements were by the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kaplan House for Hospice Care, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Edward Schreiber

Pearl Harbor Survivor

Edward F. Schreiber of Somerville, formerly of Dorchester and Dedham, died unexpectedly at home on October 21 following a brief illness. He was 90 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II and a  Pearl Harbor survivor, he was a member of the National Association of the VFW.

Born in Dedham, he was raised and educated in a section of Dedham known as Germantown as a young man and later moved to Dorchester and the family later moved to Somerville in 1968.

He began his Naval career on November 15, 1940 and served until June 24, 1946. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor at the time of the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. He escaped physical injury though the emotional and psychological assaults must have been overwhelming for all who witnessed this infamous day.

Most of his working career was as a truck driver and, after leaving work, he was a security guard for six years for Alliance Security retiring in 2002 at 80 years old.

He was the husband of the late Barbara A. (Henderson) who died on April 17, 1987; the devoted father of Anna T. Duffy of Somerville with whom he made his home, Edward B. Schreiber of Florida, Cheryl A. Letterio and her husband, Thomas of North Carolina, Barbara A. Taillon and her husband, Arthur of Richmond, New Hampshire, Patricia A. Barson and her husband, Simon of England and the late Joanne Schreiber; dear brother of Robert Schreiber of Florida and the late Frances Lucia. He is also lovingly survived by his devoted great grandson Cole R. Duffy of Lynn, 14 grandchildren and 18 other great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in the Mass National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the N.E. Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. For furthur information visit:

Demeko Seals

KIPP Academy Head Custodian and drum teacher

Demeko K. Seals of Lynn died Wednesday in Beth Israel Hospital after a sudden illness. He was 36 years old.

Born in Hollywood, Florida, the son of Anthony Holmes of Seabrook, NH and Donna (Rolle) Abbrons, he attended Lynn Schools, was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1996, and resided in Lynn for most of his life.

He previously worked for Northern Lighting Company. For the past two years, he was head custodian for the KIPP Academy in Lynn.  He also taught drum lessons.  Above all, spending time with his family was most important to him.

In addition to his parents, he leaves his companion, Jaimie LaPanne of Lynn and his children, Anthony, Amari and Alexis Seals, all of Lynn. He was the brother of Porscha Holmes and Tonya Holmes, both of Raleigh, NC, Brittany Holmes of Hollywood, FL and Doneshia Abrons of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida;  the grandson of Barbara Seals of Lynn and great grandson of Ola Ross.  He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins, including his favorite uncles Billy Nunn and Butch Rolle.  He was the grandson of the late Ronald and Nellie (Ross) Rolle, Master Lee Holmes and Great Grandson of the late Ernestine Brown.

His Funeral Service was held in the Zion Baptist Church, Lynn. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn.

Gifts in his memory may be sent to Demeko’s Children’s Savings Account c/o Eastern Bank, 156 Boston St. Lynn, MA 01904.   For online memorial and guestbook, please visit

Thomas Hines

Retired Lynn Police Officer

Retired Lynn Police Officer Thomas J. Hines of Saugus died at the Lahey Clinic, Burlington on October 22. He was 87 years old.

The husband of 56 years of Beverly A. (Rogers) Hines, he was born and raised in Lynn, the son of the late John P. and Lillian (Meade) Hines.

He attended St. Mary’s Boys High School and graduated from Lynn English High School. He lived in Saugus for the past 56 years.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was appointed a reserve Lynn Police Officer on September 14, 1949 and appointed a Regular Officer on March 17, 1951. He was a motorcycle officer and then a patrolman, retiring on March 17, 1990. He was a member of the Lynn Police Association and of the Lynn Police Relief Association.

An avid golfer, he played with the Lynn Police League at the Gannon Golf Course and also with the Southwind Golf League in Palm Harbor, Florida. He loved the beach and enjoyed walking. He also loved to read.

In addition to his wife, he leaves three daughters Karen McGrath and her husband, Paul of Peabody, Beth Swillum and her husband, David of Danville, NH and Joy Cefalo and her husband, Joseph of Plaistow, NH; two brothers, John Hines and Joseph Hines, both of Lynn, a sister Kay Arslanian and her husband, Peter of Lynn; seven grandchildren: Shauna McGrath, David, Victoria and Dylan Swillum, and Amanda, Taylor and Cassidy Cefalo, and several nieces and nephews.  He was also the brother of the late Lucille Hines and Dorothy McHale.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to or 1133 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. For online guestbook, please visit

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