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Obituary: Joanne Kathleen Westlund

WESTLUND, Joanne Kathleen Of Newburyport.The beautiful spirit of Joanne Kathleen (Cox) Westlund, 68, passed on July 24, 2014. She was born January 7, 1946, in Boston, MA, to the late Hugh and Frances (Jakubowski) Cox. She was survived by her two daughters Linda Leland and Lisa Catalani; her siblings Frances Brown, Barry Cox, Kevin Cox, Ellen Cox; and her grandchildren Victoria, James, Nichole, and Rachel. A Celebration of her life will be held this Sunday, July 27, 2014, at 2pm at Bailey's on the Green in the Townsend Ridge Country Club located at 40 Scales Lane, Townsend, MA. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation, in her honor, to The Teachers of God Foundation, P.O. Box 132, Amesbury, MA ...
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Market Basket/Demoulas Dysfunctional Family Threatens Jobs, Economy, Food in New England

I went foraging for food today.  I went to Shaw’s. On my way past Market Basket there were employees that I’ve known for a long time out on Storey Avenue protesting with signs. And I honked like mad in support. I talked to one of the employees at Shaws.  The grocery store is scrambling to […]
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Newburyport, Market Basket, a PR Disaster

Today, walking into Market Basket, one of Newburyport’s grocery stores , the one that I have shopped at for decades, it felt as if there had been a local disaster, and the employees were required to do their best, stocking what they could in a very spooky feeling store. I walked around, took photos, and […]
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Obituary: Olga Margo Pierce

Pierce, Olga Margo (Pimentel) 87, of Newburyport died Monday afternoon, June 30, 2014, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Olga was born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 22, 1927 to the late Augusto Baptista and Estefania (Campos) Pimentel. She was a graduate of Cambridge Latin High School and Boston Secretarial School. Although primarily a homemaker for her husband and three children, she was employed briefly at the Boston Woven Hose Company and more recently at the American Orchid Society, Harvard University. Olga is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Francis S. Pierce of Newburyport, as well as her daughter Stephanie Buchler of Plum Island in Newburyport, and her sons, Francis S. Pierce and his wife Candy Way of ...
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