Celebrity Obituaries

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

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Our Obituaries

Gail P. Costello

May 11, 1946 - September 2, 2015

Gail P. Costello, 69, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Tuesday, September 2 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Lynn on May 11, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Fannie (Zagarella) Cronin. Mrs. Costello was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1964. She had worked as an Employment Agent and also at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in the Medical Records...
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Steven J. Pini

August 25, 1952 - September 1, 2015

Steven J. Pini, 63 of Wakefield died Tuesday, September 1 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Chelsea on August 25, 1952 he was the son of the late Charles M. and Jennie (Longo) Pini. Steven was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1970 and later went on to attend Wentworth Institute. He had been a Wakefield resident for 37 years. He had a passion for Race Horses and had...
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Walter E. Rees

May 16, 1923 - August 31, 2015

Walter E. Rees, 92 of Wakefield died Monday, August 31 at his home. Born in Everett on May 16, 1923 he was the son of the late Samuel and Harriet (LeGrow) Rees. Mr. Rees was a graduate of Everett High School and later went on to serve in the United States Army during WWII where we was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a retired member of Boilermakers Local 29 where he had served multiple...
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Ruth V. Wilkinson

July 8, 1931 - August 30, 2015

Ruth V. Wilkinson, 84 a lifelong resident of Wakefield died unexpectedly at her home on Sunday August 30. Born in Wakefield, July 8, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna (DeVeau) Malonson. Ruth was raised and educated in Wakefield. She was a member of St. Joseph Church. She enjoyed baking, crossword puzzles, and was an avid reader. Ruth was a former employee of Guillows...
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Paul X. Murphy

April 10, 1931 - August 29, 2015

Murphy, Paul X. 84, of Wakefield, MA and formerly of Somerville, MA, died August 29, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Somerville, on April 10, 1931 he was the son of the late Daniel and Mary (Lydon) Murphy. Paul was a very proud alumni of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy class of 1957. He was the owner of Apothecary Hall Drug Store in Somerville for many years. Paul worked...
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Evelyn L. Garneau

July 5, 1924 - August 27, 2015

Evelyn L. Garneau, 91 of Wakefield died Thursday August 27 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Evelyn was born in Methuen on July 5, 1924 and was the beloved daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Wedge) Garneau. She was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Saint Margaret High School in 1943. She was a long time Wakefield resident and member of Saint Joseph Parish. Evelyn worked for many years...
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E. Thelma Coakley

October 6, 1916 - August 27, 2015

E. Thelma Coakley, 98 of Wakefield died Thursday, August 27 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Boston on October 6, 1916 she was the daughter of the late Alfred F. and Adelaide A. (Griffin) Barnard. Mrs. Coakley was raised and educated in Woburn. She had been a Wakefield resident for over 50 years and was a member of St. Joseph Parish. She enjoyed spending time at the Wakefield Senior...
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Joyce L. Maher

April 3, 1929 - August 26, 2015

Joyce L. (Whiting) Maher, 86, of Wakefield died August 26 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Everett on April 3, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Grace E. (Mahoney) Whiting. Joyce was raised and educated in Malden and was a resident of Wakefield. She loved to laugh with family and friends and loved life. Joyce enjoyed listening to music and caring for her plants...
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Thelma M. Caso

May 19, 1921 - August 26, 2015

Thelma M. Caso, 94 of Wakefield died Wednesday, August 26 at the Wilmington Health Care Center. Born in Everett on May 19, 1921 she was the daughter of the late Rocco J. and Mary (Rossi) Rossi. Mrs. Caso was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident and was a member of St. Joseph Parish. She had worked as an Underwriter for the...
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Mary L. Dombeck

May 17, 1930 - August 23, 2015

Mary L. Dombeck, 85 of Melrose died Sunday August 23. Mary was born in Stoneham on May 17, 1930 and was the beloved daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Magruder) MacIntosh. She was raised in Stoneham and Lawrence and had been a Melrose resident for the past 44 years. She had worked for the former Transitron Electronics Corporation of Melrose, Winn McCord Company of Woburn, Jordan Marsh...
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Thomas W. Chapman

December 26, 1962 - August 20, 2015

Thomas W. Chapman of Boston, formerly of Wakefield died Thursday, August 20 at his home. Born in Winchester, MA on Decemeber 26, 1962 and was the son of Jean (Foley) Chapman of Wakefield and the later Walter T. Chapman. Thomas was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1981. He was a retired bus driver for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Thomas enjoyed spending time...
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David A. Carchia

June 5, 1948 - August 20, 2015

David A. Carchia, 67 of Arlington and a former Wakefield resident died August 20 at the E.N. Rogers Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford. He was born in Medford on June 5, 1948 and was the beloved son of Irene M. (Atwood) Carchia of Reading and the late Michael A. Carchia. Mr. Carchia was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1966 and was an outstanding...
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Norma M. Anderson

July 16, 1922 - August 18, 2015

Norma M. Anderson, 93 of Hopkinton and a former longtime resident of Wakefield died at her home on Tuesday August 18. Born in Everett, July 16, 1922 she was the daughter of the late James F. and Mary J. (McLoughlin) Brady, Jr. Norma was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1942. Her father James Brady Jr. was a retired Commander for the United States Coast Guard. She was a member...
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George R. Toothaker, Jr.

July 20, 1926 - August 17, 2015

George R. Toothaker, Jr., 89 of Peabody formerly of Wakefield died Monday, August 17, 2015 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Malden on July 20, 1926 he was the son of the late George R. and Eunice (Doucette) Toothaker. George was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1944 and also a graduate of Boston University and Boston University...
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Patricia J. Costello

June 17, 1953 - August 16, 2015

Patricia J. Costello, age 62 of Lynnfield, formerly of Middleboro passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, August 16 after an almost five year courageous battle against breast cancer. She was surrounded by her beloved husband, daughter and elder sister. Born in Cambridge on June 17, 1953, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Robinson) Mosley. Patty was a graduate of Coyle and...
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Lucy R. Costanza

May 23, 1919 - August 12, 2015

Lucy R. Costanza, 96, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, August 12 at the Woodbriar Health Center in Wilmington. Born in Boston on May 23, 1919 she was the daughter of the late Leonardo and Acurzia (Sacco) Nicolosi. Mrs. Costanza had been a Wakefield resident for 60 years. She was raised and educated in Everett. Mrs. Costanza was a member of the Saugus V.F.W and had enjoyed traveling. She...
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Maureen A. Maloney

September 5, 1939 - August 7, 2015

Maureen A. Maloney, 75 of Wakefield and formerly of Stoneham died Friday, August 7 in Melrose. She was born in Winchester on September 5, 1939 and was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Blake) Kelly. Mrs. Maloney was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1957 and later attended Bridgewater State College. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1964 was a...
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Lisa E. Cataldo-McCluskey

October 16, 1967 - August 4, 2015

Lisa E. Cataldo-McCluskey, age 47 of Wakefield died Tuesday, August 4 in Reading. She was born in Lynn, MA on October 16, 1967 and was the beloved daughter of Kenneth J. and Eleanor J. (Rogers) Cataldo of The Villages, FL. Lisa was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1985 and later graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas Junior College in Newton. Lisa had worked as...
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Mary Dorothy Puglisi

August 2, 2015

Mary Dorothy Puglisi, 88, of Mesa, AZ entered The Gates of Heaven, Sunday, August 2, 2015 to join her beloved husband, Salvatore Joseph Puglisi who she was married to for 35 wonderful years. Mary Dorothy Puglisi was known by all who knew and loved her as Dorothy. She is survived by her three loving children Dayne Hayes, Jeffrey Puglisi and Peter Puglisi as well as their families which include...
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Courtney J. DiPietro

May 10, 1984 - July 30, 2015

Courtney J DiPietro of Wakefield, 31 died in Lynn on Thursday, July 30. She was born in Melrose on May 10, 1984 and was the daughter of Debra Ventura and the late David Kallenback. Courtney was a graduate of Wakefield High School and had been a waitress for the 99 restaurant in Saugus. Courtney was the mother of Kaylee J. DiPietro and Sophia J. Tammaro, both of Wakefield. She is also...
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John V. Farrell

March 28, 1926 - July 30, 2015

John V. Farrell, 89, of Wakefield died on Thursday, July 30 at his residence. Born in Somerville on March 28, 1926 he was the son of the late Louis and Mary (Sullivan) Farrell. John was a graduate of St. Clements High School in Somerville. He had served in the United State Navy during World War II. He was retired from Akers Motor Lines in South Boston and was the owner of Farrell Wallpaper...
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Stavros Alexander

June 16, 1928 - July 21, 2015

Stavros Alexander, 87, of Lynnfield died on Tuesday, July 21 at the Rosewood Nursing and Rehab Center in Peabody surrounded by his loving family. Born in Haverhill on June 16, 1928, he was the son of the late James and Fotene (Koutrou) Alexander. Mr. Alexander had been a Lynnfield resident since 1955. He was a graduate of Haverhill High School, Class of 1947. Mr. Alexander was a retired...
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Albert Newton Penta

November 18, 1924 - July 21, 2015

Albert Newton Penta, affectionately known by his friends as "Big Al" and as "Pops" to his grandchildren, passed on July 21, 2015, surrounded by family and loved ones. He is survived by his loving wife Constance Pelletier Penta; his children, daughter Pamela Penta Murray of Fort Myers, FL and her children Nicholas and Jameson Murray; daughter Patrice Penta Glynn of Hampton, NH and her children...
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Arthur W. Fairfield

June 24, 1930 - July 20, 2015

Arthur W. Fairfield, 85, a longtime Wakefield residence died on Monday, July 20 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Wakefield on June 6, 1930 he was the son of the late Percy and Mildred (Slack) Fairfield. Mr. Fairfield was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1948. He was a retired master carpenter for the Town of Wakefield School Department. Mr. Fairfield was the husband of...
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Aleta M. DeGusto

May 7, 1947 - July 20, 2015

Aleta M. DeGusto, 68, of Wakefield, died suddenly on Monday, July 20, at her residence. Born in Boston on May 7, 1947, she was the daughter of Pauline (Colby) DeGusto of Wakefield and the late John F. DeGusto. Ms. DeGusto was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1965, and had attended the Art Institute of Boston, graduating in 1968 with a Fine Arts Diploma. She also attended...
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Ann L. Sarno

July 15, 1924 - July 20, 2015

Ann L. Sarno of Wakefield, age 91 died Monday, July 20 in Derry, NH. She was born in Stoneham on July 15, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Camille and Jessie (Gargana) Berardi. Mrs. Sarno was raised in Stoneham and Malden. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident and had worked for the former Russell Badge Company of Wakefield. She was the beloved wife of Julio Sarno. She was the...
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Ronald P. Fazio

January 8, 1939 - July 19, 2015

Ronald P. Fazio, 76 of Wakefield died Sunday July 19 in Melrose. He was born in Melrose on January 8, 1939 and was the son of the late Alfred J. and Mary (Confalone) Fazio. Mr. Fazio was a lifelong Wakefield resident He was a retired Machinist of the D.S. Greene Company of Wakefield after many years of service. He had also worked at the Wakefield Bowladrome. Mr. Fazio served proudly in the U...
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Helen Tomich

June 23, 1925 - July 15, 2015

Helen Tomich died peacefully surrounded by her family at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. She was 90 years young. The daughter of the late Andrew Blitvich and the late Anna (Sekeliy) Blitvich, Helen was born in New York City and spent her early years in Highlands, NJ helping in her father's grocery store. She graduated high school in Queens, NYC where she was a...
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John M. Cook

May 8, 1962 - July 13, 2015

John M. Cook, 53 of Palm Bay, Florida died July 13 in Palm Bay. Mr. Cook was born in Woburn, MA on May 8, 1962 and was the beloved son of Walter W. Cook of Wakefield and the late Cynthia M. (Downs) Cook. He was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1980 and from R.I.T. of New York in 1984. He had been employed by Domino Ink Jet of Ohio. In addition to his...
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Ruth S. Curley

July 13, 2015

Ruth S. Curley, 90, passed away suddenly on July 13, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, John D. Curley. She is survived by her six children, Maureen L. Curley of Gainesville, FL, John D. Curley and his wife Ann of Orange Park, FL, Margaret C. Talbot and her husband Brian of Lancaster, PA, Marianne C. Kramer and her husband Mark, of Brookline,...
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Benjamin Arthur "Sonny" Tropeano

August 4, 2004 - July 13, 2015

Benjamin "Sonny" Tropeano , age 10, was unexpectedly called to his heavenly home on Monday July 13th 2015. Sonny's life would seem short to most, but to those touched by his warm and gentle ways say Sonny had a deep understanding of people that far exceeded his age. His desire to stand up for what was right and to selflessly help out set him apart. His contagious smile that shone bright like...
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Sally J. Mucica

February 27, 1948 - July 5, 2015

Sally J. Mucica, 67 a longtime resident of No. Andover died Sunday, July 5 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Winchester on February 27, 1948 she was the daughter of the late Kenneth R. and Marjorie B. (Connell) Hatfield. Sally was raised in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School and went on to graduate from Salem State College. From there she went on to attend...
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Richard H. Burditt

June 21, 1941 - July 5, 2015

Richard H. Burditt, 74 of Wakefield died Sunday, July 5.
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Arthur J. McDonald , Jr.

May 2, 1937 - July 1, 2015

Arthur J. McDonald, Jr. of Estero, FL formerly of Wakefield died Wednesday, July 1 in Reading at the age of 78. He was born in Cambridge, MA on May 2, 1937 and was the son of the late Arthur J. McDonald and Hildur (Anderson) McDonald. Arthur was raised in Belmont and was a graduate of Belmont High School Class of 1955, and went on to graduate from Boston College in 1959. Arthur was a retired...
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Robert H. Given

July 28, 1916 - June 30, 2015

Robert H. Given, 98 a Wakefield resident for the past 60 years, peacefully passed away Tuesday, June 30 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington surrounded by his loving family. Born in his family home in Burlington on July 28, 1916 he was the son of the late John and Martha Given. Mr. Given was raised on the Given Brothers Farm in Burlington until the age of eight and then moved to Woburn where...
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Harry G. Chickles

August 21, 1942 - June 29, 2015

Harry G. Chickles, 72, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Monday, June 29 at his residence. Born in Melrose on August 21, 1942, he was the son of the late George H. and Katherine (Tzouvelis) Chickles. Mr. Chickles was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1960 and Chamberlin Jr. College in Boston. He was a retired self-employed real estate agent. Mr. Chickles was the father of...
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Burl "Bud" Whelchel

September 26, 1926 - June 25, 2015

Burl "Bud" Whelchel, 88, a longtime Wakefield resident of more than 50 years, died Thursday, June 25 in Melrose. Born in Stafford, KS on September 26, 1926 he was the son of the late Charles A. and Marie (Hawver) Whelchel. Burl served in the United States Navy during WWII and later worked in maintenance for the Wakefield Housing Authority. He was also a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church of...
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Stanley E. Howe

November 14, 1925 - June 24, 2015

Stanley E. Howe, 89, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield and Melrose died Wednesday, June 24 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Melrose on November 14, 1925, he was the son of the late Eugene S. and Ruth G. (Turpin) Howe. Stan was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1943. He served in the 10th Mountain Division of the US Army during WWII. He later...
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Brenda J. Mariano

May 28, 1942 - June 21, 2015

Brenda J. Mariano, 73 of Wakefield died Sunday, June 21st at the Epoch Center in Melrose. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 28, 1942 she was the daughter of the late William and Lillian (Fuller) Hoffman. She learned to hula dance in Hawaii and maintained her Aloha spirit and beautiful smile throughout her life. Mrs. Mariano was a graduate of Eastham High School and Tufts Dental School. She...
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Helen A Cronan

October 28, 1924 - June 21, 2015

Helen A. Cronan, 90 of Wakefield died Sunday June 21, at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody. Born in Bridgeport, CT, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Agatha (Opiat) Wcislo. Helen was a graduate of Faifield, CT High School. She had been a resident of Wakefield since 1963 and she enjoyed playing Bingo at St. Joseph Church, the Senior Center and the Wakefield Lodge of Elks. She was...
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Robert B. Stebbins

July 17, 1947 - June 20, 2015

Robert B. Stebbins was born and raised in Wakefield, one of nine children. Bob passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 20th, after a prolonged battle with illness. He was a graduate of Wakefield High school, Class of 66. He was drafted into the Army and was sent to Vietnam, where he earned the bronze star, among other honors. In 1973 he wed the love of his life Donna (Devlin) Stebbins, with...
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Paul C. Allen

April 6, 1980 - June 19, 2015

Paul C. Allen, 35 of Wakefield died Friday, June 19, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a long struggle with addiction. Born in Lynn on April 6, 1980 he was the son of Patricia (Doyle) Green and her husband Kevin and the late Steven Allen. Paul was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1999 where he had been a member of the ice hockey team. He later attended North Shore...
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Rita M. Gately

January 29, 1920 - June 19, 2015

Rita M. Gately, 95 a former longtime Lynnfield resident died June 19 in Rochester, NY after a long period of failing health. Mrs. Gately was born January 29, 1920 in Concord, MA and was the daughter of the late David J. and Hannah (Johnston) Foley. She was raised in Maynard, MA and later attended both Regis College and Fisher College in Boston. She was retired as a Legal Secretary for the...
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Rose M. Palladino

April 24, 1929 - June 16, 2015

PALLADINO, Rose M. (DelRossi) 86 of North Andover, MA, formerly of Lynnfield, MA and Stoneham MA died June 16, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Antonio and Julia (Benedetto) DelRossi of Wakefield, MA. She was the devoted wife of the late William J. Palladino, and the cherished mother of Linda Infurna and her husband Philip of Naples, FL, William C. Palladino and his wife Karen of Shapleigh,...
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Ernest F. Kuklinski

June 16, 1925 - June 16, 2015

Ernest F. Kuklinski, of Wakefield died Tuesday June 16 in Stoneham at 90 years of age. He was born in Melrose, MA on June 16, 1925 and was the son of the late Victor and Mary (Milanowska) Kuklinski. Mr. Kuklinski was a lifelong Wakefield resident and graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1943 and Northeastern University, Class of 1952. He was a retired Engineer for the EG & G Company. He...
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John G. Rogers

February 20, 1937 - June 13, 2015

John G. Rogers, 78, of Wakefield died on Saturday, June 13 at the Life Care Center in Stoneham. Born in England on February 20, 1937, he was the son of the late George and Mildred (Hill) Rogers. Mr. Rogers was raised and educated in England and had moved to the United States in 1972. He had been a Wakefield resident for the past 19 years. Mr. Rogers was a retired manager of printing for...
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Robert G. Bent

March 26, 1940 - June 12, 2015

Robert G. Bent, 75 a Reading resident since 1973 died Friday, June 12, 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a short period of failing health. Born in Malden on March 26, 1940 he was the son of the late Fred J. and Edith (Lutes) Bent. Mr. Bent was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1959, Essex Agricultural School in Danvers, Class of 1961 and IBEW Local 103 Apprenticeship...
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Harvey G. Card

July 21, 1922 - June 12, 2015

Harvey G. Card, 92, of Lynnfield, died on Friday, June 12 at his residence. Born in Everett on July 21, 1922 he was the son of the late Chester H. and Olive G. (Danford) Card. Harvey had worked and retired as a machinist from Avco Industries. He had been a resident of Lynnfield since 1949. He was a member of The Lynnfield Centre Congregational Church. He was a longtime member of the...
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Jeanne M. Penney

August 4, 1931 - June 10, 2015

Jeanne M. Penney of Wakefield, died on Wednesday, June 10 in North Reading. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 4, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Charlotte (Bardi) Wallace. Ms. Penney had been a Wakefield resident since 1967. She was a retired hair dresser and was a member of the Wakefield Sons of Italy. She is survived by her daughter Jamie D. Penney and...
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Alice M. Conley

September 29, 1922 - June 7, 2015

Alice M. Conley, 92 of Stoneham died Sunday, June 7 in Melrose. She was born in Wakefield on September 29, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Krzewicka) Kupiec. Mrs. Conley was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1940. She late enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served as a Petty Officer from 1943-1946. She had been a long...
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Margaret M. Connors

April 26, 1930 - June 7, 2015

Margaret M. Connors, 85, of Wakefield died on Sunday, June 7 at the Epoch of Melrose. Born in Malden on April 26, 1930 she was the daughter of the late William S. and Marguerite (Moynihan) Sullivan. Mrs. Connors was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1948. She had been a Wakefield resident for over 60 years. Mrs. Connors was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Wakefield. She was...
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Helen L. Murray

June 28, 1927 - June 7, 2015

Helen L. Murray, 87 of Wakefield died Sunday, June 7, 2015 in Peabody. Mrs. Murray was born in Wakefield on June 28, 1927 and was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary A (Muise) Dulong. She had been a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1945. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish. Mrs. Murray was the beloved wife of the late John B. Murray. She...
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Kevin D. Whitaker

May 29, 1958 - June 5, 2015

Kevin D. Whitaker, 57 of Wakefield died suddenly June 5, 2015. He was born in Arlington, MA on May 29, 1958 and was the son of the late Lewis A. Whitaker, Jr. and Denise A. (Sullivan) Cullen. Mr. Whitaker was raised in Medford and attended Medford High School and had been a Wakefield resident for more than 20 years. For many years he was employed as a builder and carpenter in the New England...
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Ronald Jude Martin

December 26, 1944 - June 3, 2015

Ronald Jude Martin, 70, of Wakefield died suddenly June 3. Born in Somerville on December 26, 1944, he was the son of the late Amanul F. and Grayce A. (Daniels) Martin. Ronald was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. He later graduated from the former Calvin Coolidge College of Boston. He had retired as partner from the Complete Industrial Cleaning Company of...
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Leonard R. Merullo

May 5, 1917 - May 30, 2015

Leonard Richard Merullo, Lennie, was the last survivor of a family of 15 and the sole survivor of the last time the Chicago Cubs went to the World Series, in 1945, when he passed away on May 30 at the age of 98, in Reading Mass, his home for 60 years. He was born on May 5, 1917 to Carmine and Angelina Merullo in a bustling second floor apartment in East Boston, barely big enough to...
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John F. "Jack" Curran

August 21, 1943 - May 26, 2015

John F. "Jack" Curran, 71 of Wakefield, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 26, surrounded by the love of his family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Winchester on August 21, 1943 he was the son of Ardis (Robinson) Curran and the late John T. Curran. Jack was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1961, and later earned a Bachelor's degree from Northeastern...
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Robert W. Brown

July 5, 1929 - May 25, 2015

Robert Brown, 85, died peacefully on May 25, 2015. Born in Wakefield on July 5, 1929, he was the son of William and Margaret Brown. He spent his childhood years on Emerson St. in Wakefield and graduated from WHS in 1948. After joining the Air Force in 1950 he spent several years as a talented saxophone player for the marching and concert bands. He was an avid reader who then happily worked...
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Charles Longmuir

March 16, 1927 - May 20, 2015

Charles Longmuir of Wakefield, formerly of Malden, passed away peacefully at Blaire House in Tewksbury on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Charlie was born on March 16, 1927, son of the late William Longmuir and Margaret (Inglis) Longmuir in Malden where he spent his childhood. He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army serving in Germany at the end of WWII. Charlie worked at A.C. Sweezey Lumber Co. in...
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Antoinette Wood

June 22, 1922 - May 20, 2015

Antoinette M. Wood, 92 of Wakefield died Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Born in Malden on June 22, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Franco and Celia (Radocchi) Orsini. Mrs. Wood was raised in Wakefield and had worked as a retired Stitcher from the L.B. Evans Shoe Company. She was the loving mother of Carol Murphy, Richard Wood, Robert Wood and his wife Joyce, Dianne Wood, John Wood, Donna...
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Dennis Corriere

January 5, 1966 - May 18, 2015

Dennis Corriere, 49, of Lynnfield formerly of Malden and Everett died on Monday May 18 at the Union Hospital in Lynn after a long illness. Born in Everett on January 5, 1966 he was the loving son of Ida (Dieso) Corriere of Lynnfield and the late Salvatore Corriere. Dennis was raised and educated in Everett. In addition to his mother, Dennis is survived by his three beloved sisters; Marie...
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Irving K. Stark

March 22, 1924 - May 15, 2015

Irving K. Stark, 91, of Wakefield, formerly of Melrose died May 15, 2015 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born on March 22, 1924 he was the son of the late Merrick F. and Frances L. (Hogan) Stark. Irving was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1942. He later graduated from the University of Massachusetts. He worked and later retired as a...
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Calliope (Andriopoulos) Gavrilles

May 13, 2015

Calliope (Andriopoulos) Gavrilles, of Lynnfield, died Wednesday, May 13th, at Arnold House in Stoneham after a long illness. Calliope, or Callie as she was known to many, was the wife of the late John E. Gavrilles of Lynnfield and the mother of the late Dr. Betty G. Allen of Georgetown. Callie was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. After being a homemaker for almost two decades,...
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Elizabeth J. Dupuis

February 9, 1949 - May 12, 2015

Elizabeth J. Dupuis, age 66 of Peabody and formerly of Wakefield and Lynnfield died Tuesday, May 12 in Danvers. She was born in Melrose, MA on February 9, 1949 and was the daughter of the late Herbert A. and Jean (Sargeant) Ramsdell. Mrs. Dupuis was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1968. She later made her home in Lynnfield for many years. She had...
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Robert G. Briggs

November 16, 1937 - May 10, 2015

Robert G. Briggs, 77, of Lynnfield died on Sunday, May 10 at the Mass General Hospital in Boston. Born in Winthrop on November 16, 1937, he was the son of the late Charles and Agnes (Marion) Briggs. Mr. Briggs was raised in Winthrop. He was a graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1957 and had attended Wentworth Institute. Mr. Briggs was a longtime G.E. employee. He enjoyed spending...
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Donald Dwight Gannon

January 15, 1921 - May 2, 2015

Donald Dwight Gannon, 94, of Wakefield, died peacefully at his home on May 2, surrounded by his beloved family and pets after a long illness. Born in Malden on January 15, 1921 and raised in Everett, he was the only child of Walter C. and Jennie (May) Gannon. Mr. Gannon was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1939, and Tufts University, Class of 1944. He interrupted his education to...
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Marion F. Barnes

June 14, 1910 - May 2, 2015

Marion F. (Hoyt) Barnes, 104, of Lynnfield died on Saturday, May 2 at the Hathorne Hill Genesis Healthcare Center in Danvers. Born in Stoneham on June 14, 1910 she was the daughter of the late Arthur F. and Jennie M. (Little) Hoyt. Mrs. Barnes was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1929. She had been a Lynnfield resident for the past 63 years. Mrs. Barnes was a member of the...
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Charles Barter

January 23, 1922 - May 1, 2015

Charles Barter, 93, of Revere formerly of Winchester, died on Friday, May 1 at the Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on January 23, 1922, he was the son of the late Albert and Annie (May) Barter. Mr. Barter had been a resident of Revere for the past 17 years. He was a retired mail clerk for the U.S Postal Service in Boston. Mr. Barter served in...
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Shirley J. Rowe

March 14, 1930 - May 1, 2015

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that this past Friday evening May 1st 2015 Shirley J. Rowe peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her three children, their spouses, and her nine grandchildren. She is now reunited with her loving husband, the late William H. Rowe. She was the wonderful mother of Robert Rowe and his wife Judi of Newburyport, Linda Spang and her husband Robert...
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Dennis P. Barry

September 28, 1940 - May 1, 2015

Dennis P. Barry, 74 of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and his beloved dog, Teddy on Friday, May 1. Born in Boston on September 28, 1940 he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Janet C. (Pigeon) Barry. Mr. Barry was raised in East Boston and Saugus and was a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1958. He went on to attend Northeastern University and...
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Lillian M. Farrell

June 30, 1935 - May 1, 2015

Lillian M. Farrell, 79, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Friday, May 1 at the Mass General Hospital in Boston. Born in Stoneham on June 30, 1935 she was the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Ferrick) Mitchell. Mrs. Farrell was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1952. She was a retired property manager for Newbury Reality Company in Boston. Mrs. Farrell is...
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Anna C. DeGiovanni

January 30, 1935 - April 29, 2015

Anna C. DeGiovanni, 80, of Lynnfield died Wednesday, April 29 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in the North End of Boston on January 30, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Catherine (Zangara) DeSanto. Mrs. DeGiovanni is survived by her husband Angelo DeGiovanni, her five children; Linda Baker and her husband Mark of E. Brunswick, NJ, Janet Tobin and her...
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Thomas A. Venuti

November 8, 1928 - April 29, 2015

Thomas A. Venuti, 86, of Wakefield died April 29, 2015 at the Wilmington Health Care Center in Wilmington. Born on November 8, 1928, he was the son of the late Thomas and Laura (Hynes) Venuti. Thomas was raised in Waltham and was a graduate of Waltham High School. He later attended Mass Bay Community College. He was a Wakefield resident since 2001. He retired as a Sargent of the Waltham...
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Kyle Anne Rush

April 27, 2015

Wakefield resident Kyle Anne Rush lost her fight to her illness on April 27, 2015 at the age of 19. Kyle was the beloved daughter of John F. and Catherine Rush. She was the loving sister to John, Gregory, Scott, Mary, Meghan, Samantha, Brandon, Daniel, and late Colin J. Rush. Although she struggled for many years, she embraced the world for all that it was with a passion unmatched by most. ...
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Joyce M. Curran

July 5, 1925 - April 26, 2015

Joyce M. Curran, 89, of Wakefield formerly of Spring Hill, Florida died on Sunday, April 26 at the Wingate at Reading. Born in England on July 5, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Frederick G. and Margaret (Smith) Warwick. Joyce was raised in Portsmouth, England. She married her husband Leo in Belgium in 1945 while she was serving in the English Army and he was serving in the United...
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Frances M. Fairfield

March 6, 1940 - April 21, 2015

Frances M. Fairfield, 75, longtime resident of Wakefield died April 21, 2015 at the Elmhurst Nursing Home in Melrose. Born in Saugus on March 6, 1940 she was the beloved daughter of the late Charles H. and Teresa F. (McGarry) Leggett. Frances was raised in Saugus and was a graduate of Saugus High School. She was retired from Stop and Shop in Stoneham. She was a Wakefield resident for sixty...
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Richard T. Bowser

April 21, 1929 - April 19, 2015

Richard T. Bowser, 85 of Lynn and formerly of Wakefield died April 19 in Lynn. Born in Stoneham on April 21, 1929 he was the beloved the son of the late Harold C. and Mary W. (Cassidy) Bowser. Mr. Bowser had worked for many years in the Printing Industry. He is survived by his brother Clayton Bowser of Lynn. He was the uncle of Janice Ross and Jeffrey Jackson. He is also survived by his aunt...
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Dante J. D'Alessandro

February 19, 1922 - April 19, 2015

Dante J. D'Alessandro of Center Ossipee, NH and formerly of Wakefield, died Friday, April 19 in Wolfeboro, NH. Born in Wakefield on February 19, 1922 he was the son of the late Joseph and Carolina (Vitale) D'Alessandro. Dante was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He had served in the Army Air Corp during WWII and was stationed in Berma. Upon his return, he...
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Dorothy L. Finn

May 22, 1927 - April 17, 2015

Dorothy L. Finn, 87, of Melrose formerly a longtime resident of Wakefield died April 17, 2015 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Wakefield on May 22, 1927 she was the beloved daughter of the late James and Dorothy (Schwarz) Murphy. Dorothy was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1945. She had worked and retired as the treasurer of Wakefield Co-operative Bank. She was a...
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Pasquale "Pat" Guerriero

May 30, 1936 - April 17, 2015

Pasquale M. "Pat" Guerriero, 78, died on Friday, April 17 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Everett, May 10, 1936, he was the son of the late Anthony Guerriero and Maria (Napolitano) Guerriero. Pat was a graduate of Everett High School, class of 1954. He was a retired policeman for the city of Everett. He was a long time Everett resident before moving to Wakefield. He was a member...
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Damian D. Morse

September 13, 1977 - April 16, 2015

Damian D. Morse, 37, passed peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, April 16th after a two-year battle with cancer. Born in Madrid, Spain on September 13th, 1977 and raised in Nottingham, NH, Damian was the son of Carolyn Morse-Finn and Martin J. Finn. A resident of Wakefield, MA since 2011, Damian was the devoted husband of Jaclyn Ortiz and an amazing father to 5-year twins, Paloma and...
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Vincent Basile, Jr

November 22, 1920 - April 15, 2015

Vincent Basile, Jr., 94, of Stoneham died on Wednesday, April 15 at the Life Care center in Stoneham. Born in East Boston on November 22, 1920 he was the son of the late Vincenzo and Carmela (Panerese) Basile. Mr. Basile was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1938. He retired in 1984 as a Postal Clerk for the East Boston Post Office. Mr. Basile had served in the United States...
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Christopher D. Blais

July 10, 1976 - April 13, 2015

Christopher D. Blais, 38, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Monday, April 13, 2015. Born in Boston on July 10, 1976 he was the beloved son of Edmond J. Blais, Jr. and Gail E. (Strong) Blais of Naples, Florida. Chris was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1994. He enjoyed spending time with his family and also enjoyed baseball. In addition to his parents, Chris is...
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John J. Bardis

January 9, 1982 - April 9, 2015

John J. Bardis, 33, of Stoneham died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 9 in Stoneham. Born in Boston on January 9, 1982, he was the son of James M. and Elizabeth J. (Lawrence) Bardis. John was a lifelong Stoneham resident. He was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 2000 and the Boston University School of Management, Class of 2004. John had worked as a mortgage officer for Sage...
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Carol C. Adams

December 25, 1938 - April 8, 2015

Carol C. Adams, 76 of Wakefield, formerly of Melrose, died on Wednesday, April 8 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Calais, Maine on December 25, 1938 she was the daughter of the late Lionel E. and Kathleen M. (Morrison) Morrison. Mrs. Adams was raised and educated in Cambridge. She was a retired Sales Clerk at Bradlees in Dorchester. Mrs. Adams was a member of St. Joseph Parish in...
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Edith Miller Coflan

April 22, 1920 - April 5, 2015

Edith Miller Coflan, 94, passed away on Easter Sunday April 5, 2015 in Lynnfield following a brief illness. She was born in Winchester, MA on April 22, 1920 the daughter of the late Henry F. and Edith (Proctor) Miller deceased (of the Miller Piano Company, Wakefield). Alongside her husband Frank J. Coflan, Edith was a lifelong resident of Wakefield. She was a loving and supportive mother who...
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Paul F. Sullivan

February 19, 1929 - April 3, 2015

Paul F. Sullivan, 86, of Wakefield died on Friday, April 3, 2015 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in Boston on February 19, 1929 he was the son of the late Daniel W. and Eileen (Henry) Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Cathedral High School. He later served in the U.S. Army "Dixie Division" during the Korean Conflict. A Wakefield...
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E. Carmen Licata

November 5, 1917 - April 2, 2015

E. Carmen Licata, 97, died peacefully on Thursday, April 2, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, at the St. Albans Health and Rehab. Center in St. Albans, VT. Carmen was born on November 15, 1917 in Montezuma, Ohio the daughter of Otis and Mary Pearl (Small) Lyons. She graduated from the St. Rita's Hospital School of Nursing in Lima, Ohio as a Registered Nurse and worked at the Revere...
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Antoinette Geljookian

March 22, 1928 - March 29, 2015

Antoinette (Rigione) Geljookian age 87 of Wakefield, MA, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2015 surrounded by her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Alexander Geljookian. She was the beloved mother of Nancy (Geljookian) Croce and her husband Edmund of Wakefield and John Geljookian and his wife Nancy (Doherty) of Rowley. She was the devoted Nana to Michael Geljookian of...
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Albert J. D'Agostino , Sr.

December 5, 1923 - March 27, 2015

Albert J. D'Agostino, Sr., 91, of Chelmsford formerly of Wakefield and Everett passed away on March 27, 2015. Born on December 5, 1923 in Everett, he was the son of the late Angelo and Sofia D'Agostino. Al was raised and educated in Everett, he was a graduate of Everett High School. He had been a Wakefield resident for 36 years and was the co-owner of Gloria's Food Store in Wakefield...
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Carl M. Manzella

August 14, 1939 - March 26, 2015

Carl M. Mazella, a longtime Wakefield resident died Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Life Care Center of Stoneham. Born in Melrose on August 14, 1939 he was the son of the late Michael and Pansy (Quinzio) Manzella. Carl was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School and went on to graduate from Wentworth College. He was a retired Draftsman for Stone and Webster...
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Palmira A. Salimbene

September 14, 1918 - March 25, 2015

Palmira A. Salimbene, 96, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, March 25 at her residence. Born in Boston on September 14, 1918 she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Erminia (Guarina) Sorrentine. Mrs. Salimbene was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1935. She was a retired Sales Clerk at Jordan Marsh in Boston. Mrs. Salimbene was the wife of the late Charles Salimbene. ...
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Royce F. Dewar

July 1, 1930 - March 24, 2015

Royce F. Dewar, 84 of Wakefield, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Wingate of Reading. Born in Stoneham on July 1, 1930 he was the son of the late Royce R. and Nellie (Schnare) Dewar. Royce was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1948 and had been a Wakefield resident since 1957. He had served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a Machinist and...
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Lucy M. Mahan

December 13, 1928 - March 24, 2015

Lucy M. Mahan, 86 of Stoneham died at her home on March 24, 2015 surrounded by her family. Born in Malden on December 13, 1928 she was the daughter of the late John and Elvira (Monti) Carozza. Mrs. Mahan was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1948. She had been a longtime Stoneham resident. She was a retired Data Entry Operator for Addison Wesley...
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Christopher J. Leuci

October 10, 1970 - March 21, 2015

Christopher J. Leuci, 44, of Lynnfield died on Saturday, March 21 at the Mass General Hospital. Born in Lynn on October 10, 1970, he was the loving son of William L. Leuci of Saugus and the late Janet M. (Quagenti) Leuci. Chris had been a Lynnfield resident for the past 15 years. He was a graduate of St. Johns Prep School in Danvers, Class of 1988 and Babson College, Class of 1992. Chris...
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Donald J. Robinson

September 24, 1935 - March 21, 2015

Donald J. Robinson, 79, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Saturday, March 21 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Melrose on September 24, 1935, he was the son of the late William and Marjorie (Dulong) Robinson. Mr. Robinson was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1953. He was a retired security guard at Spaulding Rehabilitation hospital in Boston and Malden Hospital. ...
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Henry R. Murray

December 3, 1928 - March 20, 2015

Henry R. Murray, 86, of Wakefield died on Friday, March 20 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Malden on December 3, 1928, he was the son of the late Henry W. and Charlotte (Muise) Murray. Mr. Murray was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1946 and North Shore Community College. He had been a Wakefield resident since 1959 and was the retired owner of Superior Service in...
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Richard A. King

July 23, 1944 - March 19, 2015

Richard A. King, 70, of Wakefield died suddenly on Thursday, March 19. Born in Somerville on July 23, 1944, he was the son of the late William and Thelma (Smith) King. Mr. King was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1964. He retired in 2009 after 45 years as a well-respected and dedicated employee of Verizon / New England Telephone Company. Mr. King is survived by his loving...
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Stefania Slusarz

February 5, 1922 - March 19, 2015

Stefania Slusarz, 93, of Marstons Mills and Wakefield, died peacefully on Thursday, March 19 at Putnam Farms of Danvers, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Warsaw, Poland on February 5, 1922, she was the daughter of Stefan and Franciszka Duczynski. Stefania was raised and educated in Warsaw, Poland. She was taken to a labor camp in Germany during WWII after being detained by German...
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Ethel Lillian Bisacre

July 28, 1937 - March 19, 2015

Ethel Lillian Bisacre, a lifelong Wakefield resident, made her journey to Heaven surrounded by her husband and children on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Ethel was born in Chelsea on July 28, 1937 and was the beloved daughter of the late John E. and Myrtle (Rumson) Keats. She was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1955. She had worked for the Town of Wakefield...
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MaryEllen Dillon

July 19, 1953 - March 17, 2015

Mary Ellen Dillon, 61, of Wakefield died on Tuesday, March 17 at her residence. Born in New York, New York on July 19, 1953, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Eileen M. (Cooney) Dillon. Mary Ellen was a graduate of Holy Family High School in Long Island, New York. She was a retired International Sales Representative for Fed-Ex. Mary Ellen had been a Wakefield resident since...
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