Aurora Schroeder Emery
Aurora Schroeder Emery, 96, of Hingham, Mass., died Jan. 12.
Emery had been editor of the former Hingham Mirror.
She leaves three children, Nancy, Bruce and Robin; 10 grandchildren, Nina, Nathan, Alex, Shannon, Jason, Ian, Emma, Marisa, Phil and Katy; seven great-grandchildren.
Millie Rose Madrick
Millie Rose Madrick, 67, of Alfred, Maine, died Jan. 7 of ovarian cancer.
She was a photographer for 20 years for the Connecticut Post of Bridgeport. Earlier, Madrick had been a staff photographer for two years for Newsday of Long Island, N.Y., and New York City.
She leaves a sister, Kimber; a brother-in-law, John; two nieces, Jennifer and Stacy; a nephew, John.
George Krimsky, 75, of Washington, Conn., died Jan. 20 after a yearlong battle with lung cancer.
After three years in the military, Krimsky was hired as a newspaper reporter in Waterbury, Conn. After a 40-year journalism career elsewhere, he returned to his hometown newspaper, the Republican-American of Waterbury, in 2005 as a columnist. He retired in 2012.
Krimsky spent 16 years with The Associated Press, beginning in 1969 in Los Angeles. He covered the arrest of convicted mass murderer Charles Manson in Los Angeles, the Lebanese civil war, and dissenters inside the Soviet Union. He was head of AP’s World Services News Department until 1985, when he left to found the International Center for Journalists in Washington, D.C.
In his later years, Krimsky was an independent media consultant and journalism trainer. He co-authored a book, “Hold the Press: The Inside Story on Newspapers.”
Krimsky leaves his wife, Paula; two children, Alissa and Michael; six grandchildren; a brother; a sister.
Robert H. Bradford
Robert H. Bradford of Cambridge, Mass., died Jan. 9 in his home.
Bradford, born in 1936, the oldest son of the late Massachusetts Gov. Robert F. Bradford, began his writing career at The Boston Globe. After a move to LIFE magazine in New York City as a photojournalist, Bradford became Chicago bureau chief for TIME/LIFE; eventually, Bradford moved to the Chicago Sun-Times and its Sunday magazine.
Beginning in the late 1970s, he was a freelance writer. Bradford had a book published on Keith Magnuson of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Bradford leaves his partner, Harriet Hofheinz; two children, Christopher and Rebecca; two stepchildren; five step-grandchildren; a brother.
Althea (Rathbone) Potter
Althea (Rathbone) Potter, 98, of Topsham, Maine, died Jan. 8 at The Highlands retirement community in Topsham.
Potter was a former reporter for The Hartford (Conn.) Times, and a member of the National League of American Pen Women.
She leaves three sons, David, Duncan and Daniel; three grandchildren, Rachel, Leslie and Nathaniel; a great-granddaughter, Evelyn.
Thomas A. Hebenton
Thomas A. Hebenton, 97, of Tewksbury, Mass., and formerly of Reading, Mass., died Jan. 9 in Lowell (Mass.) General Hospital.
Hebenton was a compositor for the former Boston Herald Traveler from 1939 to 1973, then for the former Boston Herald American for a year, and for The Sun of Lowell from 1974 to 1987.
He leaves a daughter, Sandra; a son, Bruce; two grandchildren, Jodi and Brittani; a great-grandchild, Tyler.
Harold F. Blaisdell
Harold F. Blaisdell, 93, of Portland, Maine, died Jan. 11 in his home.
Blaisdell was a printer for 40 years at the Portland Press Herald. He retired in 1986.
He leaves two sons, Frank and Warren; five grandchildren, Daryl, Alex, Angela, Spencer and Micah; three nieces; many grandnieces and grandnephews and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Frances Theresa Basiliere, Raymond J. Basiliere
Frances Theresa (Calarco) Basiliere 95, died Jan.13, a day after her husband, Raymond J. Basiliere, 90. They lived and died in Merrimack, N.H.
Frances met Raymond while she was a bookkeeper for The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press.
She also was employed at other local newspapers, including in New Hampshire, as a bookkeeper and later in advertising sales.
Raymond was head of distribution at the Burlington Free Press after serving in the military during World War II.
They leave five children, Paul, Barbara, Jane, Thomas and Robert; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister.
Jeanne L. Zingale
Jeanne L. Zingale, 90, of Rutland, Vt. died Jan. 14 in Mountain View Center Genesis Nursing Home in Rutland.
For 31 years, Zingale was a classified advertising sales employee for the Rutland Herald. She retired in 1990.
She leaves three children, Nancy, Joseph and Laura; two grandsons, Eric and Alex.
Antonina Therese Belsan
Antonina Therese “Nina” Belsan, 78, of Scituate, Mass., died Jan. 13 at Cardigan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scituate.
Belsan was a contributing writer to The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass., and the Scituate Mariner.
She leaves three sons, James, Pete and John; a daughter, Teresa; nine grandchildren, Rachael, Hannah, Julia, Elaina, Lily, Matty, Andrew, Jackson and Seamus; two sisters; two brothers.
Rev. Edward G. St-Godard
The Rev. Edward G. St-Godard, 77, of Pawtucket, R.I., died Jan. 10 in Woonsocket, R.I.
For more than 14 years, Father St-Godard wrote a religious column in The Call of Woonsocket, dating to 2002. His column was eventually published in a four-part series, “Essays from the Pulpit.”
Father St-Godard wrote “Our Lady in Consolation Parish” (1975), “History of Our Lady of Consolation Church” (1975), “St. John’s Parish in Pawtucket” (1979), and “History of Holy Family Parish” (1991).
He leaves a godson, Robert Rovin.
Jeremiah J. ‘Jerry’ Murphy
Jeremiah J. “Jerry” Murphy, 88, of Holyoke, Mass., died Jan. 12 at Holyoke Medical Center.
Murphy was employed for many years at the company that published what is now The Republican of Springfield and its sister Sunday newspaper.
Murphy leaves three sons, James, John and Jerry; four grandchildren, Joshua, Megan, Michael and Emma; several nieces and nephews.
The obituaries were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondents Ashleane Alabre, Sophie Cannon, Joseph Dussault, Nico Hall, Bailey Knecht, Joshua Leaston, Peyton Luxford, Michael Mattson, Julia Preszler, Eloni Porcher, and Mohammed Razzaque, undergraduate students at Northeastern University.