Lawrence P. Pangaro

Lawrence P. Pangaro of Center Harbor, N.H., and formerly of Englewood, Fla., a former advertising manager and editor and publisher at Massachusetts newspapers, died May 7 after a brief illness. He was 92.

He spent the first 20 years of his early career in New York City. The first eight of those years were in advertising, and the last 12 as promotion and research director of Story, Brooks and Finley Inc., a national newspaper representative business.

After leaving New York City, Pangaro became national advertising manager of The Standard-Times of New Bedford, Mass.

He resigned from that job to create his own advertising agency.

He co-founded the Southeastern Advertising Agency Inc.

Assisted by his wife, he also established the Sippican Sentinel, an award-winning weekly newspaper in Marion, Mass. He was editor and publisher of Sippican Publishing Co. Inc., which also had advertising and public relation divisions.

While he was at Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass., he helped publish the Tabor Log. He created a course in journalism for students working with the Tabor Log.

He leaves four children, David, Deidre, Dana and Diana; seven grandsons; two great-grandchildren.

Zena Doris Marguerite Harris Temkin

Zena Doris Marguerite Harris Temkin, 93, of Torrington, Conn., died May 8.

She wrote for several magazines and Connecticut newspapers during her career.

Temkin was elected a state representative in Connecticut in 1958, and served two terms. She wrote a weekly newspaper column about politics. She later became a political aide to Connecticut Gov. Abe Ribicoff, a Democrat, in two successful campaigns for U.S. Senate.

She owned a public relations consulting company that handled political accounts, and was national public relations director for the Van Wyck Brooks Memorial Library in Bridgewater, Conn. Temkin was a director of publicity and public relations for the Sharon (Conn.) Summer Theater in 1953.

She helped with Democrat Ella Grasso’s campaigns when she ran for Congress in 1970 and 1972, and for governor of Connecticut two years later. Temkin also helped in the first two successful campaigns of U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat.

Temkin was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention that nominated John F. Kennedy for president, and a delegate to the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco.

In 1995, she was a presidential delegate to the White House Conference of Aging.

From 1986 to 1989, Temkin was vice chairwoman of the Connecticut Judicial System Commission, which selected judicial candidates.

She founded the community radio station WAPJ in Torrington.

She leaves three children, Alan, Nan and Bruce; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother.

Denise Lorraine (Croisetiere) Larrivee

Denise Lorraine (Croisetiere) Larrivee, 87, of Cromwell, Conn., died May 12 in Pilgrim Manor Care Center in Cromwell.

She was the Cromwell correspondent for the Middletown (Conn.) Press for 16 years.

She leaves two sons, Richard and Raymond; five daughters, Norma-Jeanne, Diane, Nancy, Pauline and Suzanne; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister.

Michael Chetwin Richards

Michael Chetwin Richards, 74, of Windsor, Conn., died May 19 in Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn., soon after being diagnosed with cancer.

He was employed by the former Hartford (Conn.) Times and Manchester (Conn.) Evening Herald.

Richards had been employed with the Guiana Chronicle until he came to the United States in 1969.

He leaves four children, Christopher, Nicola, Allison and James; four grandchildren, Nathaniel, Zari, Camryn and Abigail; two brothers; three sisters.

Everett Ratta

Everett Ratta, 87, of San Diego, Calif., died April 30.

He was employed at The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press and then at the San Diego Union Tribune later in his career.

He leaves his wife, Marcia; six children, Ralph, Stephen, Allen, Daniel, Andrew and Meg; a stepdaughter, Julie; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters.

John C. Mullin

John C. Mullin of Venice, Fla., died May 21.

He was employed by The Boston Globe for 37 years.

He leaves his wife, Mary; seven children, Thomas, J. Charles, Joseph, William, James, Anne and Patricia; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brothers.