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North Andover ó JAMES C. ROOP, JR., 82, of North Andover, died peacefully Wednesday, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA.
James (Jim), son of the late James C., and Rebecca (Haigh) Roop, Sr., was born April 25, 1930, in Washington, DC.
Raised in New Canaan, CT, Jim attended New Canaan Country Day School, Westminster School, and graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University. Married in 1958, Jim worked as a design and construction engineer, in New York and Massachusetts. Prior to his retirement, Jim was a consultant for Bostonís ďBig DigĒ.
Jim will be remembered most for his love and dedication to family and friends, and living life to the fullest every day. He was an avid outdoorsman, with a true love of the White Mountains and NE seacoast. He enjoyed hiking, skiing, day-trips to the ocean, white-water kayaking, competing in road races at many NE race tracks, including Lime Rock Park, CT, and horseback riding events with the United States Eventing Association. Jim was also a member of the Andover Sportsmanís Club.
Jim will be deeply missed by his beloved wife of 55 years, Elizabeth (Noell) Roop of North Andover, brother D. Haigh Roop of Honolulu, HI, cousin Mary H. Hutchins of Norwich, VT, brother-in-law David B. Noell of Clearwater, FL, daughter Cindy Walsh, and her husband Chris of Framingham, MA, daughter Lee Anne Webb and her husband Michael of Reading, MA, and grandchildren, Katherine, James, Eric and Colin.
ARRANGEMENTS: There are no visiting hours. A celebration of Jimís life will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity of oneís choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Conte Funeral Home, 17 3rd Street, North Andover, MA. To share a condolence with the Roop family, please visit us online at http://www.contefuneralhomes.com
In memory of Jim Roop
Big Jim at his favorite pumpkin shoot
Jim's trap friends offering a prayer and moment of silence in his honor
Jim's trap friends giving a 21 gun salute in his honor on Sunday, March 3rd
In Loving Memory Of
A. Kenneth Bonanno
Apr 17, 1949 - Jul 25, 2009
was Director, Supply Chain Business Operations for the Network Centric
Systems Business of Raytheon. He joined Raytheon in
1974 and during his tenure, he held leadership positions in Electronic
Systems Procurement, the Hawk Program Management Office Budgets and
Planning, he was a Qualified Raytheon Six Sigma Specialist and a 2002
recipient of the Raytheon Supplier Diversity Leadership Award.
He was a graduate of Raytheonís Advanced Manufacturing
Management Program, Advanced Management Program and Strategic Leadership
Ken was a Certified Purchasing Manager and past National Vice President
was also involved in the Boy Scouts of America from 1987 Ė 1994.
He was a Council President of the Boy Scouts of America from
1989-1991. He received the prestigious Silver Beaver
Award. Both of his sons are Eagle Scouts; this is due
in part to their fatherís encouragement and leadership role in the Boy
was a Certified Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun and Home Fire Arms Safety,
Personal Protection Instructor and Range Safety Officer with the
National Rifle Association of America. He was on the
Rifle team with Andover Sportsmanísí Club.
hobbies, he collected trains, coins, and stamps.
was Lifetime Member of Strathmoreís Whoís Who, due to his
leadership, achievements and dedication in his profession.
traveled the world for Raytheon and with his wife, Julia;
addition to his immediate family, Ken leaves his sister-in-law, Maria
Delisle of Shelburne, NH, his brother-in-laws: Michael Faris and
Nicholas Chaykowsky, and two nieces: Tanya Delisle and Andrea Faris.
Family and friends may call on Friday, July 31, 2009 from 6 - 8 PM at
the Cataudella Funeral Home 126 Pleasant Valley St. Methuen. There
will be a Memorial Service and celebration of Kenís life at
|Allan J. Minkkinen|
SEABROOK, N.H. ó Allan John Minkkinen, 65, of Seabrook, N.H., formerly of Andover, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
He was born in Springfield, Vt. on March 20, 1944. A native of Fitchburg, Allan graduated from Fitchburg High School and received his Bachelor of Music degree from Boston University and his Master of Music Education from Lowell State College. He taught at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, and performed on Finnish radio.
He met his wife of 41 years, Leena while living in Finland. They returned to the United States where they raised their two daughters. Allan taught instrumental music in the Andover schools for 34 years, retiring in 2003. He also taught many private lessons in trumpet and guitar.
Allan had a number of bands, "Tukkipojat," as a young man, and later the Versatones. He was an exceptional trumpet player and singer, but he also played classical guitar. He was a lute player and he sang with the Renaissance Ensemble, Good Company. He was also a member of the Andover Sportsman's Club.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Leena M. (Tenhunen) Minkkinen of Seabrook; two daughters, Lisa Novak and her husband Scott of Boxford and Anna Bourne and her husband Ted of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Ainsley and Haven Novak and Stella Bourne; two brothers, David Minkkinen and his wife Kathy of Alabama and Steven Minkkinen and his wife Renee of Maryland; two sisters, Karen Minkkinen Page and her husband James of Conway, N.H. and Janice Elaine Roy and her husband Mark of Fairfield, Conn.; nephews, David Page, Nicholas and Zachary Roy, Keith and Erik Minkkinen; nieces, Kate and Emily Minkkinen; as well as numerous relatives in Finland.
ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial visitation will be Friday, July 17, 2009 from 4 to 8 p.m., with a memorial service beginning at 6 p.m. at Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 N. Main St., Andover. Contributions may be made in Allan's memory to Always and Forever Memorial and Honor Program, , P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720. For more information go to www.burkemagliozzi.com.