McDonald Funeral Home

Our philosophy towards funeral service is rooted in the Christian faith...that faith teaches us and we recognize the following about life and death:

That each person and each life lived is unique...that we are each eternal spiritual beings experiencing an imperfect human life...and that the end to that life is inevitable and pre-determined.

When a death occurs, we seek to provide our families the following:

Assistance and guidance in arranging a personalized celebration of the unique life of their loved one... facilitation of a commemorative experience through which the best qualities of the person and fondest memories of that life can be shared with family and friends in an appropriate manner as they see fit... the best facilities and most dignified service through which their wishes can be carried out and the healing process enabled.


Our Obituaries

Jean O'Neill

October 26, 1953 - July 24, 2014

Jean O'Neill, 60, of Wakefield, died Thursday July 24 at her home. Born in Somerville on October 26, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Collum) O'Neill. Jean was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of St. Mary High School in Cambridge. She later went on to attend Boston State College and then received her Masters in Education from Boston College. Jean had taught in...
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Keith A. Reynolds

December 5, 1962 - July 22, 2014

Keith A. Reynolds, 51, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Tuesday, July 22 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Melrose on December 5, 1962, he was the son of Charles and Mae (Anderson) Reynolds of New Harbor, ME. Keith was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1981. He went on to graduate from Wentworth Institute in 1983. He had worked as an...
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Dorothy L. Freeman

November 23, 1924 - July 21, 2014

Dorothy L. Freeman, 89, of Wakefield, died Monday, July 21 in Chelmsford after a long period of failing health. She was born on November 23, 1924 and was the daughter of the late George and Martha (Antle) Burckel. She had been a long time Wakefield resident and worked for many years as a waitress. Mrs. Freeman was the wife of the late Walter Freeman. She is survived by several cousins. Her...
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Syed Shams-ul Hasan

February 15, 1929 - July 16, 2014

Syed Shams-ul Hasan, age 85, a long time Wakefield resident died peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 16 surrounded by his loving children. Born in Udaipur, India in 1929 Shams emigrated to Pakistan before coming to America. He studied at Boston University where he earned his MBA. After graduating he met his wife-to-be Ingrid Eriksson while working at Avis car rentals in Boston. They were...
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Henry J. Winn

March 2, 1927 - July 11, 2014

Henry J. Winn, 87, of Lynnfield died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, July 11. Born in Lowell on March 2, 1927, he was the son of the late Henry J. Winn and Frances (Scanlon) Winn. Dr. Winn was a graduate of Keith Academy in Lowell, Class of 1944 and received his PhD from the Ohio State University in 1953. He retired in 2012 from the faculty of Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr....
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Richard F. White

November 11, 1924 - July 10, 2014

Richard F. White, 89, of Wakefield died on Thursday, July 10 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Reading on November 11, 1924 he was the son of the late Thomas and Winifred (Burbine) White. Mr. White was raised and educated in Reading. He had worked as a truck driver and warehouse worker for the Elks Spring Beverage Co. of Wakefield for 30 years and also 12 years for the Pepsi Co. Mr....
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Yolanda Roberto Ballou

October 29, 1921 - July 6, 2014

Yolanda Roberto Ballou, 92 of Wakefield died July 6 in Wakefield. She was born in Wakefield on October29, 1921 and was the beloved daughter of the late Carmine A. and Maria R. (Naccarella) Roberto. Having entered college at the age of 31, Yolanda highly valued education. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree from U MASS Amherst and her Masters in Library Science from Simmons College by...
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Rose L. Semenza

December 28, 1929 - July 6, 2014

Rose L. Semenza, 84, of Wakefield died on Sunday, July 6 at her residence. She peacefully passed with her family at her bedside. Born in Boston on December 28, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Carmela (Maurello) DiGerolamo. Mrs. Semenza was raised and educated in the North End of Boston. She was an active member of St. Joseph Parish in Wakefield. Mrs. Semenza enjoyed...
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Carol E. Meuse

April 4, 1923 - July 6, 2014

Carol E. Meuse, 91, of Woburn formerly of Wakefield, North Reading and Nashua, New Hampshire, died on Sunday, July 6 at Amesbury Village. Born in Evington, Virginia on June 4, 1923 she was the daughter of the late Warren S. and Martha S. (Jasper) Austin. Mrs. Meuse was a retired Inspector for the Harris Corporation of Nashua, NH. She was a member of the Wakefield Post # 2106 VFW Auxiliary. ...
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Norman A. Newhall

April 16, 1930 - July 1, 2014

Norman A. Newhall, 84 of Naples, Florida formerly of Lynnfield died on Monday, July 1 at the Naples Community Hospital. Born in Peabody on April 16, 1930 he was the son of the late Albert F. and Mabel F. (Harding) Newhall. Mr. Newhall was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1948, Bentley College, Class of 1950 and Northeastern University. He was a member of the Lynnfield...
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Robert A. Duncan

June 17, 1958 - June 27, 2014

Robert A. Duncan, 56, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Friday, June 27. Born in Melrose on June 17, 1958, he was the son on Barbara A. (Bennett) Duncan and the late Russell A. Duncan. Robert was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School, Class of 1977. He owned R.A.D. Construction and held a Master Builders license. Additionally, he had his CDL license. Robert took much pride in his...
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John Warner Koniares

August 4, 1959 - June 25, 2014

John Warner Koniares, 54, of Boxford passed away suddenly on June 25, 2014 at his home. He was born on August 4, 1959 in Boston and was the son of Marjorie W. Perkins and the late George H. Koniares. John grew up in Lynnfield and summered on Cape Cod. He graduated from Tabor Academy in Marion, MA and the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales. John was a proud owner of the Kernwood...
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Sean D. Connerty

June 22, 1995 - June 24, 2014

Sean D. Connerty, age 19, died Tuesday, June 24 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Boston on June 22, 1995, he was the son of Daniel J. Connerty and the late Jodi (Yeadon) Connerty. Sean was raised in Roslindale before moving to Wakefield in 2004. He had recently graduated from Matignon High School as a member of the Class of 2013; he was currently a student at Massachusetts...
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Joseph F. Krebs

November 1, 1922 - June 24, 2014

Professor, Joseph F. Krebs, long time Professor of Mathematics at Boston College died Tuesday June 24 at age 91. Born in Boston on November 1, 1922 he was the son of the late John F. and Victoria (Lovett) Krebs. Professor Krebs was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of Boston Latin High School and later from Boston College. He served in the United States Naval Reserve and served as a Lt....
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Alfred F. Procopio

December 2, 1932 - June 23, 2014

Alfred F. Procopio, 81, of Haverhill, died on Monday, June 23 at the Hannah Dusten Nursing Home in Haverhill. He was born in Boston on December 2, 1932 and was the son of the late Giacchino and Mary (Pasqua) Procopio. Mr. Procopio was raised in Boston and was a graduate of Boston Public Schools. He was also retired from the Sheet Metal Workers Union. He served in the United States Army...
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George F. Ohlson

March 29, 1936 - June 22, 2014

Cpt. George F. Ohlson, 78, of Wakefield died on Sunday, June 22 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Winthrop on March 29, 1936, he was the son of the late James and Margaret (Shea) Ohlson. Cpt. Ohlson was a graduate of Charlestown High School, Class of 1954. He had been a Wakefield resident for the 44 years. Cpt. Ohlson had retired in 1999 as a Boston Harbor Pilot. He had his...
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Beverly M. Curley

February 18, 1930 - June 20, 2014

Beverly M. Curley, 84, of Wakefield died on Friday, June 20 at the Brentwood Nursing Home in Danvers. Born in Arlington on February 18, 1930 she was the daughter of the late George and Gladys (King) Armstrong. Mrs. Curley was raised and educated in Wakefield. She had worked at her father's business Armstrong's Toy and Sporting Good Store on Albion St. in Wakefield. Mrs. Curley was the...
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Alma N. Caton

April 6, 1928 - June 15, 2014

Alma N. Caton, age 86 of Wakefield died Sunday June 15 in Reading after a long period of failing health. Born in Medford on April 6, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Mary (Mosher) Craig. Mrs. Caton was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. She later lived in Newbern, NC before making Wakefield her home in 1969. Mrs. Caton was the beloved wife of...
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Mary "Lorraine" Muise

February 2, 1928 - June 13, 2014

Mary "Lorraine" Muise, 86, a longtime Reading resident and formerly of Wakefield, died Friday, June 13 at the Lexington Health Care Center. Born in Wakefield on February 2, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Doucette) Burbine. Mrs. Muise was the wife of the late James L. Muise. She was the mother of Wayne P. Muise and his wife Candace, Alan J. Muise, both of Reading and...
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Vollie C. Fields, Jr.

June 9, 2014

FIELDS, VOLLIE C. JR. COL. USAF(RET.) 74, of Lynnfield, died June 9, 2014 surrounded by the love, comfort and care of his devoted family. Born in Lake Village, Arkansas, he was the son of Vollie C., Sr., and A. Pauline Fields of Dermott, Arkansas. Col. Fields attended Dermott High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Science Degree in...
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Patricia M. Freaney

April 20, 1924 - June 8, 2014

Patricia M. Freaney, 90 of Stoneham died June 8 in Tewksbury. Born on April 20, 1924 the daughter of the late Patrick and Cecelia (Fanning) Freaney. Miss. Freaney was raised in Roxbury and had been a long time Stoneham resident. She was an accountant for many years for the Lahey Clinic Medical Center when it was located in Boston. She was a graduate of Bentley College and was a member of...
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Louis J. Pasquale

October 19, 1920 - June 7, 2014

Louis J. Pasquale, 93, of Stoneham formerly Wakefield, died Saturday June 7, at Lawrence General Hospital. Born in Wakefield on October 19, 1920 he was the son of the late Dominic and Catherine (Carosella) Pasquale. Louis was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1940. He was the owner of Vernon Market in Wakefield. He had also worked for the Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light...
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Edward H. Reynolds

June 20, 1918 - June 6, 2014

Edward Harrison Reynolds, 95, of Wakefield died peacefully at the Bear Hill Nursing Center on Friday, June 6th. Born in Stoneham, on June 20, 1918, he was the son of the late William A. Reynolds and Mildred D. (Kemp) Reynolds and the stepson of the late Elma E. (Cutter) Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of the Wakefield High School, class of 1936. He had...
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James J. Coughlin

December 2, 1925 - June 5, 2014

James J. Coughlin, 88, of Reading formerly of Wakefield died on Thursday, June 5 at the Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield. Born in Boston on December 2, 1925 he was the son of the late James and Julia (McCarthy) Coughlin. Mr. Coughlin was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1943 and had attended Northeastern University. He had been a Reading resident for the past 9 years and...
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Ruth M. Cataldo

September 9, 1932 - June 4, 2014

Ruth M. Cataldo, 81, of Danvers formerly of Wakefield died on Wednesday, June 4, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Lowell on September 9, 1932 she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Eugenia (Murray) Irvin. Ruth was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy for Girls in Tyngsboro and had attended Lowell Technical School. She had been a Wakefield resident for 45 years and was...
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Marilyn Ruth Morley

May 26, 1936 - June 1, 2014

Marilyn Ruth Morley, 78, of 8 Park St., Wakefield, Massachusetts passed peacefully away at her home on the evening of June 1, 2014 in the loving company of her husband, sons and daughters. A wake will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 4 - 8 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield. Her funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday June 6, 2014 at 9 a.m. followed by a...
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Thomas A. Edson

June 21, 1955 - June 1, 2014

Thomas A. Edson, 58 of Wakefield, formerly of Reading died on Sunday, June 1st at his home after a year long battle with head and neck cancer. Born in Winchester on June 21, 1955 he was the son of Clarence Robert and Margaret (Crawford) Edson of Reading. Tom was a graduate of Reading Memorial High School, Class of 1973. He had retired in 2010 as a DC #35 Union Wall-coverer. He coached...
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Albert B. Turco

December 13, 1920 - May 31, 2014

Albert B. Turco, 93 of Lynnfield and formerly Wakefield died Saturday May 31 in Reading. Born in Boston on December 13, 1920 he was the son of the late Anthony and Marie (Colarusso) Turco. Mr. Turco was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School. He served with the United States Navy during W.W. II and was retired from the M.B.T.A. as a Bus Driver after 35 years of service. He...
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Barbara M. (Gerrish-McDonald) Birmingham

January 3, 1926 - May 27, 2014

Barbara M. Birmingham, (Gerrish-McDonald) 88, of Brewster died on Tuesday, May 27 at the Rosewood Manor Nursing Home in Harwich. Born in Wakefield on January 3, 1926 she was the daughter of the late William and Flossie (Whitten) Gerrish. Mrs. Birmingham was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1943. Worked for New England Telephone Company for 38 years and had retired as a...
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Rosemarie B. Adler

June 2, 1925 - May 26, 2014

Rosemarie B. Adler of Eustis Avenue in Wakefield died on Monday, May 26, 2014. She was the beloved mother of Ann Adler and her husband Andrew Winner of Barrington, Rhode Island and Christopher Adler and his girlfriend Jenny Clark of Wakefield. She was the wife of the late Charles C. Adler, Jr. She was the loving Nana of Charley and James Winner. She is also survived by her sister, Jo Lazzaro of...
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Charles E. Alden

April 17, 1943 - May 26, 2014

Charles E. Alden, 71, of Wakefield died Monday, May 26 in Wakefield. Born in Winchester on April 17, 1943, he was the son of the late Walter F. and Marion E. (Daland) Alden. Mr. Alden was a native of Wakefield and graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1961, and later attended Northeastern University. He served in the U.S Army National Guard of Massachusetts. Mr. Alden worked for...
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Paulette Y. Estes

December 13, 1933 - May 25, 2014

Lynnfield, - Paulette Y (Poulin) Estes, 80, of Lynnfield passed away peacefully on May 25, 2014 at Brentwood Rehab and Nursing Center in Danvers. Born on December 13, 1933 in Lewiston, ME, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Jeanette (Renaud) Poulin. Paulette was a warm and caring daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, cousin and friend. She will be missed by all who knew her....
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Bernard D. Doucette

January 20, 1922 - May 24, 2014

Bernard Doucette, WWII veteran, POW, musician, gardener, fried-clam-lover and beloved family and friend of many, died on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Known as "Bernie" to his family and "B.D." to his army comrades, he lived and loved to the fullest extent for 92 years, 4 months and 4 days. Born January 20, 1922 to parents from Nova Scotia, Bernie spoke not a word of English when he started...
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Lorraine M. Walsh

February 12, 1932 - May 23, 2014

Lorraine M. Walsh, 82 of Wakefield died Friday May 23 in Medford. Born in Melrose on February 12, 1932 the daughter of the late Louis & Josephine (DeMarco) Millett. Mrs. Walsh was a life long Wakefield resident and graduate of Wakefield High School. She had worked for the former Park Snow's Department Store of Wakefield and also Alana's of Wakefield. Mrs. Walsh was the beloved wife of Robert T...
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Herbert S. Welford

August 22, 1922 - May 21, 2014

Herbert S. Welford, Sr. 91 of Lynnfield and formerly of Wakefield and Bradford died May 21 at the V.A.Hospital of W. Roxbury. Born in Wakefield August 22, 1922 the son of the late George and Annie (Slater) Welford. Mr. Welford was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1941 and remained in Wakefield where he raised his family, leaving Wakefield in 1976. He was...
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Kirk W. Arsenault

September 4, 1963 - May 20, 2014

Kirk W. Arsenault, 50, of North Reading, formerly of Melrose and Wakefield, died accidentally on Monday, May 20 in Indiana, alongside fiancé Michelle ""Shelly"" Barnes Hendrix, 47. Born in Wakefield on September 4, 1963, he was the son of George and Carolyn (Forbes) Arsenault. Kirk was a graduate of Northeast Vocational High School in Wakefield, Class of 1981. He had worked for Archie &...
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Violet Cerretani

April 19, 1926 - May 19, 2014

Violet R. Cerretani, 88, of Melrose formerly of Wakefield died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, May 19 at the Arnold House in Stoneham. Born in Wakefield on April 19, 1926, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Beatrice Melanson. Mrs. Cerretani was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1944. She had been a long time Melrose resident. Mrs. Cerretani was the...
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Thomas F. Bacigalupo

October 8, 1930 - May 19, 2014

Thomas F. Bacigalupo, 83 of Wakefield died May 19 in Boston. Born in Malden on November 8, 1930 the son of the late Joseph F. and Blanche (Hart) Bacigalupo. Mr. Bacigalupo was raised in Malden and in Ossipee, NH and was a graduate The Newman Prep School and later from Northeastern University. He worked for many years in the financial field as a comptroller. Mr. Bacigalupo served in the United...
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Eric R. Daigle

September 20, 1988 - May 14, 2014

Eric R. Daigle, 25, of Wakefield, passed suddenly on Wednesday May 14. Born in Malden, Mr. Daigle had been raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 2006. He had attended Salem State College and had worked in the hospitality industry. Loved by many, he was a great kid. Mr. Daigle is survived by his mother Stephanie A. Nicolo of Wakefield. He is also...
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Catherine Pearson

February 5, 1917 - May 14, 2014

Catherine Pearson, 97, a Wakefield resident since 1954 died Wednesday May 14, at the Woodbriar of Wilmington. Born in Boston on February 5, 1917 she was the daughter of the late Walter A. and Mary E. (Gleason) Pearson. Catherine was a graduate of Everett High School and also The Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston. She retired in 1977 as an Office Manager for AT&T. Catherine was a...
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James D. O'Leary

May 26, 1929 - May 13, 2014

James D. O'Leary, 84, of Wakefield, died on Wednesday, May 13 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Everett on May 26, 1929 he was the son of the late Charles A. and Nora (Burke) O'Leary. James was a graduate of St. Clements High School in Somerville class of 1948, and Boston College class of 1952. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He had been a Wakefield resident for the past...
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Nancy L. Roberto

December 15, 1938 - May 12, 2014

Nancy L. Roberto, 75, of Wakefield, died Tuesday, May 12 in Peabody. Born in Melrose on December 15, 1938 the daughter of the late Silver H. and Nancy (Dowd) Jackson. Mrs. Roberto was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School and later from the Whidden Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Everett. She had worked in several hospitals and was a member of Saint Joseph...
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Eleanor G. Harris

July 26, 1921 - May 11, 2014

Eleanor G. Harris, 93, of Wakefield and formerly of Melrose died, Sunday, May 11 in Concord, NC. Born July 26, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Joseph S. and Irma L. (Berry) Berthel. Eleanor was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School; Class of 1939 and later went on to graduate from Chandler Business School. She had served in the United States Coast Guard during...
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Joseph Mees, Jr.

May 19, 1919 - May 10, 2014

Joseph Mees, Jr., a fifty-five year resident of Lynnfield, died Saturday May 10 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was just nine days shy of celebrating his 95th birthday. Born in rural Lyons, Indiana, on May 19, 1919, he was the son and only child of Joseph Mees, Sr., and Bertha (Pearson) Mees. He was a 1938 graduate of Bloomfield (Indiana) High School and continued to live in...
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Derek J. "DC" Corner

March 23, 1971 - May 9, 2014

Derek J. "DC" Corner, 43, of Wakefield formerly of Amesbury and Jamaica Plain died on Friday, May 9 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. Born in Melrose on March 23, 1971, he was the son of Judith (Coffill) Goodwin of Amesbury and the late Jarl Corner, III. Derek was raised and educated in Amesbury and had attended Northeaster University and Wentworth Institute of Technology....
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Josephine A. (Guerrera) Poti

November 26, 1918 - May 3, 2014

Josephine A. Poti, 95, of Wakefield and formerly of North Reading, died Saturday, May 3 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born on Brooklyn, New York on November 26, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Carmen and Carmella (Muscatella) Guerrera. Mrs. Poti was raised in Brooklyn before making her move to Wakefield, where she had been a long time resident. She was an active member of St....
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Doris L. (Fairfield) Saulnier

July 20, 1919 - May 1, 2014

Doris L. Saulnier, 94, of Wakefield, died Thursday, May 1 at the Genesis at Wakefield Center. Born in Wakefield on July 20, 1919 the daughter of the late Percy and Mildred (Slack) Fairfield. She was a life long Wakefield resident and graduate of Wakefield High School. She had worked as a cosmetician for the former Minahan Pharmacy of Wakefield and Malden. Mrs. Saulnier was the wife of the...
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Alfred R. Razzaboni

December 1, 1937 - April 30, 2014

Alfred R. Razzaboni, 76, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 30th at Mass. General Hospital in Boston, with his wife and family at his side. Born in Cambridge on December 1, 1937, he was the youngest son of the late James V. and Mary (Malski) Razzaboni. Alfred was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1955. He was a proud United States Army veteran, having served a period of...
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Bruno Cardillo

February 17, 1949 - April 30, 2014

Bruno Cardillo, 65, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, April 30 at Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Italy on February 17, 1949 he was the son of the late Abele and Pasqualina (Furione) Cardillo. Bruno was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He had also served in the United States Air Force. Bruno has worked in the P.C. Cardillo Landscaping Corporation of...
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Amy M. (Iwanicki) Kelleher

August 29, 1940 - April 29, 2014

Amy M. Kelleher, 73 a longtime resident of Lynnfield died Tuesday April 29, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Chelsea, August 29, 1940 she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Kupczewski) Iwanicki. Amy was raised in Chelsea. She was a graduate of Chelsea High School and Chelsea Memorial Hospital School of Nursing where she became a Registered Nurse. She...
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Mary (Tobia) Connor

October 29, 1921 - April 26, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of their mother Mary (Tobia) Connor on Saturday, April 26. Mary, a first generation American, was one of eight children born in Southbridge to Camillo and Angelina Tobia, originally from San Tommaso, Italy. She graduated from Mary E. Wells High School in 1939 and was active in sports. Even though small in stature she excelled in...
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Donald J. Richard

November 29, 1949 - April 26, 2014

Donald J. Richard, 64 of Beverly, formerly of Salem, Danvers, and Peabody, died Saturday April 26 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Salem, MA November 29, 1949 he was the son of the late Gliford J. and Irene (Gagne) Richard. Donald was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Lynn. He was a vice president with Primerica Financial Services in Peabody where he worked...
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Delores M. (Costa) Sateriale

April 30, 1935 - April 26, 2014

Delores Marie (Costa) Sateriale, of Wakefield, died Saturday, April 26, at the Winchester Hospital at the age of 78; leaving behind her legacy of love, as well as her wonderful family. Delores was born in Wakefield on April 30, 1935 to the late Manuel and Anna (Alves) Costa. She was a life long Wakefield resident and had been educated in the Wakefield Public School system. To know Delores...
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Leslie J. Johnston, Jr.

August 12, 1932 - April 23, 2014

Leslie J. Johnston, Jr., 81, of Kissimmee, FL, formerly of Wakefield, MA, died peacefully on April 23, 2014 at Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Kissimmee, with his wife at his side. Born in Melrose, MA on August 12, 1932, he was the eldest son of the late Leslie J. Sr. and Hazel Irene (Gerrior) Johnston. He had lived in Wakefield for 59 years prior to moving to Kissimmee in 1991. Mr. Johnston...
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Eugene R. Carrubba

December 26, 1934 - April 21, 2014

Eugene R. Carrubba, 79, of Marlborough and formerly of Wayland and Wakefield died April 21 in Concord, MA. Mr. Carrubba was born in Melrose on December 26, 1934. He was the son of the late Sebastian and Concetta (Calderaro) Carrubba. Eugene was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1952. He later earned a degree in Management from Boston University and a degree in Electronics from...
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Barbara Ann Milne

September 22, 1942 - April 21, 2014

Barbara A. Milne, 71, a longtime Lynnfield resident died Monday, April 21, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Winthrop on September 22, 1942 she was the daughter of George T. Rodes and the late Doris (Terrill) Rodes. Barbara was a graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1960. She was a self employed Court Reporter for several local Attorneys and Court Reporting...
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Nona Patricia Stappen

March 7, 1941 - April 21, 2014

Nona Patricia Stappen, 73, of North Reading, died Monday, April 21 at the Wingate Nursing Home in Reading. Born in Stoneham on March 7, 1941 she was the daughter of the late John and Nona (Connolly) Deveney. Mrs. Stappen was raised in Roxbury and Wakefield and was a graduate of Arch Bishop Cushing High School, Class of 1958. She had retired from New England Telephone/NYNEX. Mrs....
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Mary F. Nikitin

September 30, 1929 - April 20, 2014

Mary F. Nikitin, 84, of Melrose and formerly of Wakefield, died Sunday, April 20 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Wakefield on September 30, 1929 she was the daughter of the late James and Teresa (Ellis) O'Keefe. Mrs. Nikitin was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. She had been a long time Melrose resident and was an active member in St. Mary's...
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Brenda L. Pickren

March 12, 1966 - April 17, 2014

Brenda L. Pickren, 48 of Gloucester and formerly of Wakefield died April 17. Born in Wakefield on March 12, 1966 the daughter of the late Marion J. & Doris (Ramey) Pickren. Ms. Pickren was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1984. She had also lived in Malden and Melrose before making her home in Gloucester. She had worked for the former American Mutual...
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Grace Marie Piccolo

September 26, 1938 - April 16, 2014

Grace Marie Piccolo, 75, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Wednesday, April 16, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Boston on September 26, 1938 she was the daughter of the late Sabino and Grace (Lanza) Pinelli. Mrs. Piccolo was a graduate of Julie Billiart High School of the North End in Boston. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1971 and was a devoted member of...
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James E. McConnell

September 4, 1946 - April 12, 2014

James E. McConnell, 67, of Andover and formerly Reading, died unexpectedly on April 12. Born in Medford on September 4, 1946, he was the beloved son of the late James and Adeline (Amoroso) McConnell of Reading. For over 35 years until his retirement, he was employed at WR Grace & Co. in Cambridge and Lexington. A lifelong sports enthusiast, Jim enjoyed Celtics season tickets for many years...
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Catherine A. Hibbert

October 6, 1946 - April 11, 2014

Catherine A. Hibbert, 67, of Myrtle Beach, SC and formerly of Wakefield and Medway, MA, died Monday, April 11 in Myrtle Beach. Born on October 6, 1946 she was the daughter of Louis and Marion (Berrigan) O'Keefe. Catherine was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1964. She later attended the Malden Nursing School and had worked as a nurse for 46 years....
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Catherine A. Hibbert

October 6, 1946 - April 11, 2014

Catherine A. Hibbert, 67, of Myrtle Beach, SC and formerly of Medway, MA, died Monday, April 14 in Myrtle Beach. Born on October 6, 1946 she was the daughter of Louis and Marion (Berrigan) O'Keefe. Catherine was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1964. She later attended the Malden Nursing School and had worked as a nurse for 46 years. During her...
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Allston V. Farnsworth

January 30, 1923 - April 11, 2014

Allston V. Farnsworth, 91, a longtime Lynnfield resident, died Friday, April 11 at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody. Born in Shirley, MA on January 30, 1923, he was the son of the late Edward A. & Edith L. (Wright) Farnsworth. Mr. Farnsworth was a graduate of Ayer High School and was retired from the General Electric Corporation of Lynn. He was a W.W. II Veteran and served with the United...
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Lorraine F. Edwards

September 26, 1925 - April 10, 2014

Lorraine F. Edwards, 88, of Wakefield, died April 11. Born in Malden, MA on September 26, 1925 the daughter of the late Wendell V. and Helen L (Bissett) Weyland . Mrs. Edwards was a life long Wakefield resident and graduate of Wakefield High School. She was also a long time and active member of the Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, piano and was also a past...
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Amelia A. Robbins

August 12, 1917 - April 9, 2014

Amelia A. "Cookie" Robbins, 96, a life-long Wakefield resident died Wednesday, April 9th at the Peabody Glen Nursing Home in Peabody. Born in Wakefield on August 12, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Nichole and Vincenza (Concessi) Benedetto. Mrs. Robbins enjoyed life to the fullest. She enjoyed cooking, baking, dancing and gardening. "Cookie", as she was known to her friends, was an...
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Helen T. Coughlin

September 28, 1921 - April 7, 2014

Helen T. Coughlin, 92, of Wakefield formerly of Somerville died on Monday, April 7 at Wingate at Reading. Born in Somerville on September 28, 1921, she was the daughter of the late James and Julia (McCarthy) Coughlin. Ms. Coughlin was raised and educated in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. She had worked for many years at Home Savings Bank in Boston. Ms. Coughlin...
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Ruth Shirley Goddard

October 29, 1922 - April 4, 2014

Ruth Goddard, 91 a long time resident of Wakefield died Friday April 4, at the Wingate of Reading following a brief illness. Born in Melrose October 29, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Fay and Olive (Cox) Wheeler. Ruth was a graduate of Melrose High School. She attended Mass College of Art and Drafting School which was sponsored by the United States Government. From there she worked...
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Zabel Kalandjian

March 25, 1916 - April 3, 2014

Zabel Kalandjian, 98, died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Woburn Nursing Center. Mrs. Kalandjian was born in Alexandria, Turkey (now Iskenderun) on March 25, 1916. During the massacre in 1916, Zabel was found as an orphan and lived in the Misdavis Orphanage until 1931. She was taken in by a priest and his wife, where she lived with their family for ten years in Beirut, Lebanon. She then...
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Eileen J Walsh

October 17, 1936 - April 3, 2014

Eileen J. Walsh, 77, of Lynnfield, formerly of Wakefield died Thursday April 3, at the Beverly Hospital. Born in Cambridge, October 17, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Patrick F. and Kathleen C. (O'Rourke) McCormack. Eileen was a graduate of Girls Catholic High School in Malden. A former resident Wakefield she had been living in Lynnfield since 1996. Eileen was an Office Administrator...
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Katherine A. Orr

September 28, 1922 - April 1, 2014

Katherine A. Orr, 91, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died Tuesday April 1, at the Woburn Nursing Center. Born in Medford on September 28, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Katherine (Hennessey) Healy. Mrs. Orr was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1940. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1952 and was a member of the Most Blessed...
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Clifton E. Rawcliffe

October 22, 1924 - April 1, 2014

Clifton E. Rawcliffe a longtime resident of Lynnfield died Tuesday morning at the Aurora Senior Living of Derry, New Hampshire. Born in New Bedford, MA on October 22, 1924 he was the son of the late John and Emily (Taylor) Rawcliffe. Mr. Rawcliffe was raised in New Bedford. He was a graduate of Fairhaven High School, and Bates College. During World War II he served as a Lieutenant in the...
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Arthur J. Campatelli

February 20, 1919 - March 28, 2014

Arthur J. Campatelli, 95, of Wakefield formerly of Revere died on Friday, March 28 at his residence. Born in Revere on February 20, 1919, he was the son of the late Joseph and Virginia (DePisa) Campatelli. Mr. Campatelli was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1937. He had been a Wakefield resident for the past 20 years. Mr. Campatelli was a retired manager for the Federal...
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Janet (La Spina) Corkern

November 14, 1956 - March 27, 2014

Janet L. Corkern, 57, of Saugus formerly of Wakefield die on Thursday, March 27 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Melrose on November 14, 1956 she was the daughter of Doris (Beatty) La Spina of Wakefield and the late William La Spina. Mrs. Corkern was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1973 and Regis College in Weston. She had worked for The Analytical Science Corp ...
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Mary E. Roach

October 29, 1925 - March 25, 2014

Mary E. Roach, 88, a life long resident of Wakefield died on Tuesday, March 25 at the Genesis at Wakefield Center. Born in Wakefield on October 29, 1925 she was the daughter of the late John J. and Marion (Hart) Roach. Ms. Roach was a graduate of St. Joseph Catholic School in Wakefield, Class of 1940 and Wakefield High School, Class of 1944. She had retired from W.E. Andrews Company of...
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Richard F. Graham

December 6, 1935 - March 24, 2014

Richard F. Graham, 78, of Wakefield died on Monday, March 24 at his residence. Born in Norwood on December 6, 1935, he was the son of the late Roland and Ann (Firth) Graham. Mr. Graham was a graduate of Malden Vocational School, Class of 1953. he was a long time Wakefield resident. Mr. Graham was the owner of Independent Lift Truck of Woburn. He was a member of St. Florence Church in...
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Frances M. (McGaughey) Kehoe

February 18, 1930 - March 21, 2014

Lynnfield – Frances Mildred (McGaughey) Kehoe, beloved wife of the late Philip Gordon Kehoe, passed away as she lived her life with humble dignity on Friday March 21, 2014 with the loving support of her five daughters. Mrs. Kehoe was born on February 18, 1930, in Lynn; she was the daughter of the late Jerome and Elizabeth (Toole) McGaughey. She attended Classical High School in Lynn,...
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William J. Wallace

January 28, 1945 - March 21, 2014

William J. Wallace, 69, former manager of Wakefield Municipal Light & Gas Department, passed away at his home on Friday, March 21. Born on January 28, 1945 at Melrose Hospital, he was the son of the late William and Dorothy (Walsh) Wallace. He was a member of St. Joseph's Parish in Wakefield. Bill volunteered countless hours coaching and supporting youth sports in Wakefield. He was also...
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Eleanor G. Popp

June 5, 1925 - March 21, 2014

Eleanor G. Popp, 88, of Lynnfield died on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading. Born in Lynn on June 5, 1925 she was the daughter of the late John and Nellie (Clements) Cannon. Mrs. Popp was a graduate of Lynn Classical high School, Class of 1943. She had worked as a secretary at GE in Lynn. Mrs. Popp had been a Lynnfield resident for the past 56 years and was a...
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Thomas J. Sentementes

March 26, 1927 - March 19, 2014

Thomas J. Sentementes, 86, of Wakefield died at his home on Wednesday March 19. Born in Stamford, CT on March 26, 1927, he was the son of the late Peter Daniels and James and Helen (Verses) Sentementes. Mr. Sentementes was raised in Stamford, CT and graduated from Northeastern University where he earned his undergraduate and Masters Degree. He had a long time career for G.T.E. Sylvania of...
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Robert Preston Dolbeare

February 1, 1930 - March 19, 2014

Kennebunkport Maine – Robert Preston Dolbeare, 84, former Daily Item Publisher passed away peacefully on March 19, 2014, at Seal Rock in Saco, Maine. His loving family members were at his side. Born on February 1, 1930 at Melrose - Wakefield Hospital, he was the son of Richard and Alice Dolbeare. Bob was a proud Veteran who served during the Korean War as part of the US Air Force. He was...
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Edward J. Chaput

June 16, 1991 - March 16, 2014

Edward J. Chaput, age 22, of Wakefield died on Sunday, March 16. Born in Boston on June 16, 1991, he was the son of Edward G. Chaput and Jean C. Moore both of Wakefield. Edward was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 2009. He had worked as a general contractor in the Wakefield area. Mr. Chaput enjoyed fishing, boating, skiing and was known for his kindness and bright smile. ...
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Edward F. Pawlowski

November 23, 1920 - March 14, 2014

Edward F. Pawlowski, 93, of Lynnfield died Friday, March 14 at the Chelsea Soldiers Home. Born on November 23, 1920, he was the son of the late Bernard and Anna (Kwiatek) Pawlowski. A Wakefield native, Mr. Pawlowski was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1938. He later made his home in Lynnfield and had been a resident since 1955. He was a member of St. Maria Goretti Parish. Mr....
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Charles D. Young

February 5, 1980 - March 12, 2014

Charles D. Young, 34, of Waltham passed away unexpectedly on March 12th. Born in Minneapolis, MN on February 5, 1980 he was the son of Margot Townsend Young and the late Lawrence A. Young. Raised in Northern Virginia, Mr. Young was a graduate of St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. He had also graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and was attending the Regis College's School of...
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Louis Simonelli III

August 14, 1956 - March 11, 2014

Louis Simonelli, III of Lynnfield formerly of Everett, died unexpectedly on March 11, 2014. Lou was a graduate of Pope John High School of Everett and later went on to graduate from Bentley College. He was a Lynnfield resident for 22 years and a member of the St. Maria Goretti Parish. Lou was co-owner and Vice President of 4M Fruit Distributors in Chelsea and served on the Board of...
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Valerie F. Williams

February 13, 1940 - March 11, 2014

Valerie F. Williams, 74, of Lynnfield died on Tuesday, March 11 at the North Shore Medical Center in Salem. Born in Lynn on February 13, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Blanche (Ostrowski) Wesolowski. Mrs. Williams had been a Lynnfield resident for the past 43 years. She was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1957, Burdett Junior College and had attended Tufts...
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Katherine (Katie) Rose O'Neill

March 10, 2014

Katherine (Katie) Rose O'Neill, age 19 of Fairfield, beloved daughter of Paul X. O'Neill and the late Maureen Gerrity, passed away tragically along with her mother Monday, March 10, 2014. Born in Boston, MA, Katie had been a Fairfield, CT resident for the last 14 years. She was currently in her senior year at Fairfield Warde High School. Katie was a fun-loving and joyous girl. She...
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Jean E. Sorensen

May 5, 1961 - March 8, 2014

Jean E. Sorensen, 52, of Wakefield died on Saturday, March 8 at her residence. Born in El Paso, Texas on May 5, 1961 she was the daughter of George Sorensen of Sahuarita, Arizona and the late Edna (Montes) Sorensen. Jean was raised in El Paso, Texas. She was a graduate of Loretto Academy, Class of 1979, Harvard University, Class of 2007 and had earned her Master's Degree from Harvard...
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Francis G. Falzarano

March 7, 2014

Francis G. Falzarano of Lynnfield died on Friday, March 7 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Northfield, Vermont, he was the son of the late George and Donalda (Messier) Falzarano. Mr. Falzarano was a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1952. He was the owner of North Hill Construction and Falzarano Construction. Mr. Falzarano numerous historically significant...
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Patricia Cotter

October 6, 1939 - March 4, 2014

Patricia Cotter, 74, of Wakefield, died Tuesday, March 4 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Malden on October 6, 1939 she was the daughter of the late Leo and Florence (Murphy) Cotter. Patricia was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1957. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish. She was a retired administrative secretary for Raytheon and had worked in their Waltham and...
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Jean S. Collins

March 7, 1927 - March 3, 2014

Jean S. Collins, 86 of Lynnfield died Monday night at the Essex Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Beverly. Born March 7, 1927 she was the daughter of the late James H. and Helen (Kidder) Sederquest. Jean was a graduate of Wakefield High School. She had been a Lynnfield resident for the past 63 years and was a member of the First Parish Congregational Church of Wakefield. Jean...
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John Alvie Ayer

July 26, 1937 - March 3, 2014

John Alvie Ayer of Lynnfield, MA and West Newfield, ME passed away at age 76 on March 3, surrounded by his family. John was the beloved husband of Margaret (Burdon) Ayer for 46 years. Born in Merrimac, John was the son of the late George and Dolores Ayer. John joined the US Air Force in 1954, supporting the Thunderbirds throughout Europe. John then began a long successful career as an...
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Ronald J. Garvin

May 23, 1933 - February 27, 2014

Ronald J. Garvin, 80, of Wakefield died on Thursday, February 27 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Chelsea on May 23, 1933, he was the son of the late John and Margaret M. (Rohde) Garvin. Mr. Garvin was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School. He had been a Wakefield resident since 1962. Mr. Garvin was the President of G&S Electric of Everett. He had served in the...
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Priscilla E. Moody

May 5, 1928 - February 24, 2014

Priscilla E. Moody, 85, of Wakefield, died Tuesday, February 24 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Stoneham on May 5, 1928, she was the daughter of Bernard and Eva (Hatch) Frost. Mrs. Moody was a long time Wakefield resident since 1938. She retired from the Fraen Corporation of Reading. She was a member of the First Parish Congregational Church in Wakefield. She was the mother of Paul...
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Marie E. Mastrangelo

October 5, 1931 - February 23, 2014

Marie E. (Denisi) Mastrangelo, 82, of Saugus and formerly of Wakefield and Revere, died Sunday, February 23. Born in Boston on October 5, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Albert and Carmela (DiPietro) Denisi. Mrs. Mastrangelo was raised in Boston's North End and was a cum laude, graduate of Northeastern University. She had worked for MIT, FEMA, Travelers Insurance Company, and for...
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Edward J. Zagaja

November 22, 1924 - February 22, 2014

Edward J. Zagaja, 89, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Saturday, February 22nd. Born in Wakefield on November 22, 1924 he was the son of the late Joseph and Waleria (Gorska) Zagaja. Mr. Zagaja was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He had served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was acknowledged for his Meritorious performance of duty,...
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Marcia Loomis Calvin

February 6, 1933 - February 21, 2014

Marcia Loomis Calvin, 81, of Wakefield, Massachusetts (formerly of Simsbury, CT), died peacefully on Friday, February 21st, at her home. Born in Elkhart, Indiana, on February 6th, 1933, she was the daughter of Peter Burr Loomis, III, and Kathryn (Thompson) Loomis. The family soon moved to Birmingham, Michigan, where Peter worked as an engineer in the automobile industry, and Kathryn became a...
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Jean F. Kerr

January 2, 1929 - February 20, 2014

Jean F. Kerr, 85, of Middleton formerly of Wakefield died on Thursday, February 20 at the Hathorne Hill Nursing Center in Danvers. Born in Everett on January 2, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Gertrude (Conron) Ingraham. Mrs. Kerr was a graduate of Cheverus High School in Malden, Class of 1947 and Katherine Gibbs School of Business in Boston. She worked as an office...
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Phyllis K. Porter

November 26, 1919 - February 19, 2014

Phyllis K. (Lowe) Porter, 94, of Middleton, formerly of Lynnfield, died Wednesday, February 19 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Lynn on November 26, 1919 she was the daughter of the late Irving A. and Eunice (Francis) Lowe. Mrs. Porter was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1937. She then went on to graduate from Lynn Hospital School; becoming a...
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Richard Sherburne Stevens

March 30, 1933 - February 14, 2014

Richard Sherburne Stevens, 80, of Danbury, NH (formerly of Wakefield, MA) sadly passed away after a short illness on February 14th at this home in Florida, surrounded by family. Born in Somerville, MA on March 30, 1933, he was the son of the late Mona A. Stevens Hennessey of Stoneham, MA. Richard was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1951. He was employed by the Massachusetts...
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