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Recent Obituaries

Oct. 22, 2023

Marguerite Foley Ganem, a loving mother and proud grandmother, died surrounded by her family on October 14, 2023. In 2001, after teaching Science for 32 years, she retired from the Donald P. Timony School in Methuen Public Schools teaching math and science in grade 7. In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoyed reading with a hot cup of tea, tole painting, spending her summers at Lake Winnipesaukee, and winters in Florida. Celebration of Life will be in the spring.

August 10, 2023

Anne Marie (Gosselin) Tataronis passed away on Friday, August 4, 2023, after a long illness. Anne Marie was a teacher in Methuen and taught English and history in grades seven, eight, and nine.  She retired from teaching in March 2001 after 38 years of dedicated service. For more information go to

July 25, 2023

Jacqueline Dirsa of Haverhill, Massachusetts, who passed away at the age of 81, on July 21, 2023. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Jacqueline Dirsa to show support. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 27th 2023 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the H. L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home - Haverhill (106 Summer St, Haverhill, MA 01830).

April 4, 2023

Kim "Alley" Tun Kyi, 52 of Haverhill, MA, sadly passed away on April 4, 2023 at her home Haverhill, MA with loving friends and family around her, due to stage 4 cancer in her lungs, liver, colon, and spine. She was taught 3rd grade at the Marsh Grammar School in Methuen. 16, 2023Grace Spaulding, Literacy Coordinator for a program at the Nevins Library, is looking for volunteer tutors for adults. Retirees who may want to offer their time to adults who want to learn how to read can contact Grace at 978-686-4080, ext. 32 or email her at for more information or to schedule a brief interview. You can also go to the library's literacy webpage for more information about their literacy program All new tutors attend an orientation and training sessions.

April 1, 2023

John "Jack" Anson Hough, 77, of North Andover, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, at his home with his loving family at his side. Jack was born in Malden MA on March 18, 1946, to the late George and Elizabeth (Owen) Hough. Jack spent his entire career as an elementary teacher in both the Everett and Methuen Public School systems. He also was the MEA president during the 1990's.

February 14, 2023
Theresa A. Falco, 62, of Hampstead, NH passed away on Saturday evening, February 11, 2023, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was a program assistant and later secretary in Methuen Public Schools for over 20 years. 
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, February 16 from 4pm to 7pm at the Carrier Family Funeral Home, 38 Range Road, Windham, NH 03087.

January 18, 2023
Patricia Pelletier passed away on January 14, 2023. She worked her entire career in the Methuen School System as a program assistant. She is being waked at Pollard's Funeral Home. See the obituary below.!/Obituary

Sally Laliberty Webb was a teacher’s and reading aide at the Stephen Barker School for
many years. She passed away on Jan. 14, 2023. See her obituary from Dewhirst Funeral Home.

After a long and challenging battle with ALS, our loving, kind, and extraordinary wife, mother, and friend, Marilyn (Longo) McCarthy, passed away Thursday evening, March 19, 2020, in the comfort of her immediate family. Her obituary details are from Cataudella Funeral Home.

December 23, 2022
Barbara Fairbanks Fitz-Gerald of Methuen and Hyannis passed away peacefully at her
daughter, Maura’s home in Cotuit surrounded by family. Barbara was a teacher in the
Methuen Public Schools for 32 years.  She ended her career as a first-grade teacher at Stephen Barker School in Methuen. For her obituary:

Nov. 19, 2022
Maurice Viscuso was a teacher at Stephen Barker School in Methuen in the late sixties and
early seventies before getting a job with the Marriott Hotel. Services for Maurice will be held
in private at the request of his family with the assistance of Cataudella Funeral Home in Methuen, MAFollow the link to his Lawrence Eagle Tribune obituary:

Nov. 12, 2022
Betty Rose Shaw was a librarian and then a substitute in Methuen Public Schools until 2011 for 33 years total. For her obituary, click here:

Oct. 31, 2022
Ginny Sacchiero, a long time 8th grade teacher of Science at East Middle/Timony
Middle School has pass away. Here is the link to the obituary

Friends and guests are invited to call on Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St. Methuen. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, November 4, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Good Counsel-St. Theresa's Parish, 22 Plymouth St. Methuen

Lynda Clinton passed away yesterday, Oct. 30, 2022. She taught English to eighth graders at Tenney Middle School until her retirement. More information about the arrangements are coming soon.

Amy (Halloran) Escott passed on Sept. 20, 2022 after 3 1/2 years battling cancer. She taught in Methuen Public Schools at the Marsh and MHS. She was 47 years old. See her obituary here:


April 26, 2022 


Methuen Public Schools Retirees’ Association

You are cordially invited to join MPSRA


Dear Retiree,


Great news!!!  The Methuen Public Schools Retirees Association is up and running again! The pandemic is finally at a point where we feel safe enough to gather together. As in the past we will host a breakfast brunch in September, a Christmas lunch, and a spring luncheon in June. In addition, every spring a senior from Methuen High School will be the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship. This year's recipient is Dariel Garcia. He will be attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. Congratulations to Daniel!!


Enclosed is a membership form which you should send with your $15.00 dues as soon as possible. In August you will be receiving an information and sign-up form for the September brunch. We look forward to seeing you there.


The MPSRA Executive Board


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