Obituaries 09-19-2018

William Terry

Lifelong Everett resident

William “Billy” Terry, a lifelong resident of Everett and a friend to all, died on Sept. 11.

The son of John and his wife, Jane of Taunton and the late Mary (Bowen), he was the brother of Richard S. of Everett and Lisa Cabral and her husband, Jay of East Bridgewater and is also survived by his nephew Jason, niece Molly and many, many friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Billy’s memory may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 300 5th Ave., Waltham MA 02451. For more information please call 1-877-71-ROCCO or

Mary Barker

Faith, family, friends, and helping others were the foundation of her life


Mary Barker of Danvers, formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Sept. 15 at the Masconomet Healthcare Center in Topsfield. She was 84 years old.

Mary was born on March 2, 1934 in Everett, one of 10 children of the late Walter and Bridget (Southwell) Seward. She was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School Class of 1953.

She later continued her education at Katherine Gibbs in Boston. After graduating from EHS, Mary worked for New England T&T as an executive administrator and was a member of IBEW Local 2222. She was considered a telephone pioneer. After her retirement from NE T&T in 1992, Mary worked for the City of Everett.

Mary as the matriarch of her family, led by example. She set the bar incredibly high as a mother to her three children and was an exceptional role model to both her children and grandchildren. Mary raised her three children as a single parent and was most proud of her family.

Her fondest memories were spending time with family and friends. She especially enjoyed times at Sebago Lake, because most of her family were together creating life-long memories. Mary enjoyed baking, cooking and knitting for her grandchildren. She loved Red Sox Baseball and went to her first Sox game in her 70’s with her good friends, Theresa and Mary. They were the loudest and most vocal and best fans.

Mary was a life-long Everett resident before moving to Danvers. She loved the City of Everett. She supported many local and state politicians: she loved politics. Besides raising her family and working a full-time job, Mary volunteered often. She was a softball coach, a CCD teacher, a member of the Council on Aging and a Library Trustee for both the Shute and Parlin Libraries.

Faith, family, friends and helping others were the foundation of her life.

Mary was loving mother to Mary-Beth Abbott and her friend, Kevin Robinson of Danvers, Frank Barker and his wife, Jill of New York and Alison Buchanan and her husband, Robert Jr. of Danvers. Mary was the cherished grandmother to 10 grandchildren: Matthew Abbott and his wife, PJ, Allen Abbott, Jr., Bridget Abbott, Britney Buchanan, Alyssa Buchanan, Robert Buchanan, III, Ryan Buchanan, Kristina Buchanan, Michael Barker and Grace Barker.  She was also the proud great-grandmother to Brayden and Jackson. She was also the mother-in-law of the late Allen (Barney) Abbott, Sr.

Mary grew up in Everett with her 10 brothers and sisters: Shirley Sullivan of Marlborough, Barbara Kirby of Florida, Alice Porcaro of Everett, and the late Doris O’Neil, Lorraine Lavasseur, Margaret Martin, John Seward, William Seward and Walter Seward. She is also survived by many adored nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

A Funeral Mass will be held in Our Lady of Grace in Everett on Thursday at 10 a.m. Visitation will be held at the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in St Mary’s Cemetery Danvers. Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s name to Friends of the Everett Public Libraries 410 Broadway Everett, MA 02149.

Roger Barham

Will be missed by all

Roger R. Barham of Everett died on Sept. 11 after a short illness. He was 69 years old.

Roger served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Wasp and participated in the Gemini-Titan 12 Recovery in November of 1966. He also served as a member of the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department in Savannah, TN and was celebrated for his quick thinking and ability to save the life of a 3-year-old who was choking on a hot-dog lodged in his throat. He was a member of Grand Lodge Free and accepted Masons of Tennesse – Savannah Lodge #102.

Roger was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed spending his free time hunting and fishing, but most of all he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was loved and respected by everyone he encountered and will be missed by all.

He was the beloved husband of Roberta (Iandolo), loving father of Brenda Barham of Freeport, ME, Michael and Allison Moschella of Holly Springs, NC, Derek Moschella of Everett and the late Sondra Barham; brother of Maudie Naylor, James Barham, Virginia Parnell, Lydia Benson and the late Robert Counce, Charles Barham, Roy Barham, William Barham and the son of the late William and Velma Barham of Savannah, TN. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett today, Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. A Prayer Service will immediately follow in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations may be made in Roger’s memory to the following organizations: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Contributions Services 6th Fl., 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For guestbook and more information, please visit

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