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Thomas Mulhern

The MAAO would like to inform the membership of the passing of one of our members, Thomas Mulhern on June 8, 2018.  Tom was a member of the Board of Assessors in Somerville and served as a member of the MAAO ATB Committee.  Tom had served as a Commissioner on the Appellate Tax Board for many years. 

Visiting Hours will be on Monday with the funeral on Tuesday.  Please click on the following link for more information.

To send condolences, 18 LaSalle Road, Needham, MA 02494-1532.


Velvin Swanson

Brad Swanson, Assistant Assessor in Middleton's mother passed away on June 3, 2018.


Danvers, MA - Velvin M. (Smith) Swanson, 89, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 3, 2018. Born in Revere, Mass., she graduated from Revere High School and Burdett College in Boston.  She was the faithful wife of the late Wesley B. Swanson and devoted mother of their two children.  She worked for many years as an administrative professional for various companies, finally retiring fully at age 82. A former resident of Winchester and Boxford, Mass. She lived more recently in West Peabody.

She is survived by her daughter Jennifer V. Swanson of Peabody, her son Bradford W. Swanson, his wife Jennifer A. Swanson, and cherished grandson Parker M.B. Swanson of Eliot, Maine, siblings: Donald W. Smith of Braintree, Myrle Dean of Portsmouth, R.I., brother-in-law Donald H. Swanson of Winchester, Mass., and many nephews and nieces.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to a celebration of life visitation on Friday in the Mackey Funeral Home, 128 S. Main St., Route 114, Middleton, MA, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. A service will follow visitation at 11 a.m. In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114. To leave a condolence, visit