Celebrity Obituaries

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Our Obituaries

Mary E. Senk

June 4, 1926 - May 25, 2016

Mary E. Senk, 89, of Lynnfield died on Wednesday, May 25 at the Union Hospital in Lynn. Born in Lynn on June 4, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Edmund and Anna (O'Neil) Barrett. Mrs. Senk was a graduate of Lynn English High School. She was an active member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Lynnfield. Mrs. Senk had enjoyed volunteering at both the Church and the School. She...
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Winston H. "Bud" Thomas

June 10, 1921 - May 24, 2016

Winston "Bud" H. Thomas, 94 of Wakefield died peacefully at Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield on May 24. Born in Williamsville, Vermont on June 10, 1921 he was the son of the late Charles R. Thomas and Lena A. Hill. He was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School and Tufts University where he earned a degree in electrical engineering. Following his academic pursuits, he enrolled in...
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William Paul Downing

June 29, 1926 - May 24, 2016

William Paul "Bill" Downing, 89, of Wilmington and formerly of Malden, passed away Tuesday, May 24th at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Malden on June 29, 1926 he was the son of the late John Michael and Hannah (Foley) Downing. Bill was a longtime resident of Malden. He was a graduate of Malden Vocational High School, Class of 1944 and he served in the U.S. Army...
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Margaret Mary Keller

April 4, 1930 - May 23, 2016

Margaret Mary Keller, 86, of Wakefield formerly of Charlestown and Somerville, died Monday, May 23 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, lovingly surrounded by her family. Born in Everett on April 4, 1930 she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Malone) Leahy. Mrs. Keller was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School, Class of 1947. She later moved to...
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Robert O. Murphy

April 28, 1941 - May 22, 2016

Robert O. Murphy, DMD of Lynnfield and formerly of Arlington, passed away early Sunday morning, May 22, at Hathorne Hill. He was the best friend and beloved husband of Linda (Mannix) and a loving and devoted father of Robin and Dr. W. Wesley Reed of Lynnfield and Suzanne and Chris Reilly of Marblehead. He was the cherished "Bibi" to his twin grandsons Lucas and Sheamus Reilly. Robert...
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Lewis "Lew" Budd

December 2, 1955 - May 22, 2016

Lewis "Lew" Earl Budd, 60 of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 22, 2016 following a long illness. Born in Revere, son of the late Irving Budd, he is survived by his wife, Stephanie, daughters Alexa and Sarah, son Marc, mother Bernice, brother Jeffrey and his wife Sheryl, several nieces and nephews, and many, many friends. Lew grew up in the Shirley Avenue neighborhood of Revere...
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Edwin A. Ericson

January 22, 1924 - May 18, 2016

Edwin A. Ericson, 92, of Lynnfield died on Wednesday, May 18 at the Rosewood Nursing & Rehab Center in Peabody. Born in Beverly on January 22, 1924, he was the son of the late Sven A. and Hilda (Markeson) Erickson. Mr. Ericson was a graduate of Beverly High School, where he excelled in academics, baseball, and high school band & orchestra. He then went on to attend Tuft's University where...
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Richard E. Sullivan

January 8, 1953 - May 16, 2016

Richard E. Sullivan, 63, of Newington, NH and formerly of Wakefield, MA died Monday, May 16. Born in Melrose on January 8, 1953 he was the son of the late Eugene R. and Anne T. (McGrath) Sullivan. Richie was raised in Wakefield, MA and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1971. After graduation he went on to attend Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He had been a...
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Philomena F. Lopes

August 8, 1928 - May 12, 2016

Philomena F. Lopes, 87, of Wakefield died on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the Wingate in Reading surrounded by her loving family. Born in Newfoundland, Canada on August 8, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Bartholomew and Catherine (Kilfoy) Walsh. Mrs. Lopes was the wife of the late Joseph Vincent Lopes. She is survived by her four daughters; Catherine Ann Smith and her husband Dale of...
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Arthur C. Funai

September 3, 1919 - May 12, 2016

Arthur C. Funai, 96, of Lynnfield died on Thursday, May 12 at the Union Hospital in Lynn. Born in Lynn on September 3, 1919 he was the son of the late Cesare and Norina (Conte) Funai. Mr. Funai was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1937. He had been a member of the Knights of Columbus Valladolid Council #70 of Lynn as well as a life member of the North Shore Old Car Club and the...
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Joseph Barberian

July 8, 1926 - May 11, 2016

Joseph Barberian, 89, a longtime Wakefield resident died Wednesday, May 11 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Lawrence on July 8, 1926 he was the son of the late George and Mary (Lollian) Barberian. Mr. Barbarian was raised in Chelsea and was educated in the Chelsea school system. He moved to Wakefield in 1973 and was a member of the Chelsea Elks Club. He had worked for Watertown...
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Leonard J. Duggan

October 16, 1924 - May 10, 2016

Leonard J. Duggan, 91, of Wakefield died on Tuesday, May 10 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Arlington on October 16, 1924 he was the son of the late John J. and Marion (Conlin) Duggan. Mr. Duggan and his wife Marilyn were graduates of Arlington High School. Class of 1942. He had retired from the New England Motor Rate Bureau after 46 years as the General Manager and Treasurer. Mr...
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Ryan S. Shaw

May 29, 1997 - May 9, 2016

Ryan Scott Shaw, of Wakefield, MA, passed into eternal peace on Monday, May 9, at the age of 18 after contracting bacterial meningitis. Born on May 29, 1997, Ryan was the beloved son of Scott and Joanne (Warchol) Shaw and the very dear brother of Connor and Madison Shaw, who will all miss him immeasurably. He was a member of St. Joseph Parish and attended St. Joseph School in Wakefield. ...
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Joyce C. Elliott

January 23, 1935 - May 8, 2016

Joyce C. Elliott, 81, of Wakefield died Sunday, May 8 in Melrose. Joyce was born in Manchester, NH on January 23, 1935 and was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Ruth W. (Lee) Chadbourne. She was raised in Manchester, NH and was a graduate of Manchester Central High School and she later attended Fisher Junior College of Boston. She was a long time active member of the Emmanuel Episcopal...
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Gloria M. Carrai

November 6, 1924 - May 7, 2016

Gloria M. Carrai, 91, died Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Woburn Nursing Center. Born in Woonsocket, RI on November 6, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Noella A. (Cartier) LeClair. Mrs. Carrai was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and was also a graduate of the Fay School of Boston. She was a teacher of Voice and Piano at...
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Nancy A. LeClair

May 19, 1948 - May 7, 2016

Nancy A. LeClair, 67 of Wakefield and formerly of Melrose died Saturday May 7 in Danvers, MA. She was born in Melrose on May 19, 1948 and was the daughter of the late Oscar and Eva (Welch) Larson. Mrs. LeClair was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School. She had been a Wakefield resident for the past 39 years. She is survived by her beloved husband of 45 years, Thomas J....
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Nancy E. Pasquale

February 15, 1927 - May 5, 2016

Nancy E. Pasquale, 89, of Stoneham and formerly of Wakefield, died Thursday evening May 5 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Mrs. Pasquale was born in Melrose on February 15, 1927 and was the beloved daughter of the late John and Frances Ciccarella. She was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. She and her late husband Louis owned and operated for many years the former...
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John W. Palmer

June 30, 1935 - May 3, 2016

John W. "Jack" Palmer, 80, of Wakefield, died Tuesday, May 3 at his home surrounded by family. Born in Somerville on June 30, 1935 he was the son of the late Thomas and Anna (O'Keefe) Palmer. Mr. Palmer was the husband of Regina (Croft) Palmer, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. He was the father of Michael Palmer and his wife Joanne of Pensacola, FL and Mia Ballou and her husband...
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Paul J. Comerford

May 20, 1931 - May 1, 2016

Paul Joseph Comerford, 84, of Wakefield, passed away on May 1, 2016 while surrounded by his loving wife Patricia and family. Paul, son of the late Delia and Maurice Comerford of Dorchester, was preceded in death by his brothers Matthias, Thomas and Robert. Paul proudly served his country in the United States Navy on board the USS Atka and the USS Elokomin, and was the honored recipient of The...
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Eric Carleton Logan

December 24, 1975 - April 30, 2016

Eric Carleton Logan, age 40, of Gaithersburg, MD, formerly of Wakefield, MA, passed away suddenly on April 30, 2016. Born on December 24, 1975 in Melrose, MA Eric was the beloved son of Carol (Parolski) Logan, of Reading, and the late Carleton Logan He was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1994. Eric graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Business...
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Alfonso Pinella

April 30, 2016

Alfonso Pinella, 91, of Lynnfield passed away April 30 in Danvers, MA. Mr. Pinella, a native of Peru, was born in Chiclayo on January 6, 1925 and was the son of the late Jose and Catalina Pinella. He came to the United States as a young man and went on to graduate from M.I.T. in 1966. During his working career he worked with NASA, Bell Laboratories and eventually retired from Lucent Technologies....
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John W. Hickey

April 29, 2016

John W. Hickey, 87, formerly of Wakefield, died Friday, April 29 at his home in Naples, Italy. Born in Wakefield on March 24, 1929 he was the son of the late Walter and Marion Hickey. John was the husband of Schatzi Mosca. He was the father of Paul, Stefano, and Eva Hickey. He was the grandfather of five. He is also survived by his sisters Marion and Audrey. He was predeceased by his...
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Gaetano Galli

August 10, 1926 - April 28, 2016

Gaetano Galli, 89, of Roslindale died Thursday, April 28 at the Salem Hospital. Born in Messina, Italy on August 10, 1926 he was the son of the late Biagio and Angelina Galli. Mr. Galli was raised in Italy before moving to the United States in 1967. He had worked as a mason and attended night school to learn English. He later worked for Instrumentation Labs of Watertown from where he...
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Peter Bedrosian, Jr.

February 20, 1951 - April 27, 2016

Peter Bedrosian, Jr., 65, of Lynnfield passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a year-long battle with glioblastoma. Born in Lynn on February 20, 1951, he was the son of the late Peter and Vergie (Manoogian) Bedrosian. Peter was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1969, and East Coast Aero Technical School. He worked as a...
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Angela M. Petrillo

April 20, 1928 - April 26, 2016

Angela M. Petrillo, 88 a longtime resident of Wakefield died at her home on Tuesday, April 26. Born in East Boston, April 20, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Nunzio and Carmella (Terranova) Lombardo. Angela was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of Fitton High School in East Boston. While in high school she excelled in academics and in the Drama Club, where she had many leading...
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Cynthia A. Mallett

June 4, 1951 - April 22, 2016

Cynthia A. Mallett, 64, of North Reading formerly of Wakefield died on Friday, April 22 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Melrose on June 4, 1951 she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Louise (Glynn) McCarthy. Mrs. Mallett was a graduate of North Reading High School, Class of 1969. She was the President of the Wakefield Arts and Crafts, a member of the Essex Needlework...
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Theresa A. Enos

March 14, 1926 - April 21, 2016

Theresa A. Enos, lifelong Wakefield resident, died with great dignity at her home on Thursday, April 21. Born in Wakefield on March 14, 1926, she was one of six children born to the late Susie (Evangelista) and Felice D'Alessandro. Theresa was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1943. Her classmates thought she would end up a detective as she loved reading mysteries. She loved...
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Raymond F. Grady, Jr.

June 21, 1935 - April 21, 2016

Raymond F. "Ray" Grady, Jr. 80 of Northwood, NH and formerly of Lynnfield, MA, a beloved husband, father and grandfather went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 21. Ray was born in Peabody on June 21, 1935 and was the son of the late Raymond Francis Sr. and Harriet (Lyons) Grady. Ray was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1953. He went on to receive his BS...
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William T. Carey

April 21, 2016

William T. Carey passed away at the age of 89 surrounded by his loving family on April 21, 2016. Born in Winthrop, MA to William A. Carey and Mary R. (Farley) Carey. Beloved husband of 64 years to Mary V. (Mahoney) Carey of Brooksby Village, Peabody, MA. Loving father to Denise Appleman (Jay) of Palm Harbor, FL; Ruthann Strong (Charles) of Townsend, MA; Janet Robichaud (William) of Reading,...
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William A. Teixeira

June 7, 1930 - April 20, 2016

William A. Teixeira, 85, of Wakefield died April 20 in Reading after a brief illness. Mr. Teixeira was born in Cambridge on June 7, 1930 and was the son of the late Prospero J. and Wilhelmina (Furtado) Teixeira. He was raised in Cambridge and had been a longtime Wakefield resident. He was retired from the H.P. Hood Company. Mr. Teixeira was the beloved husband of the late Lillian (Blatz). He...
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Ann E. DeSisto

November 27, 1934 - April 18, 2016

Ann E. DeSisto, 82, of Reading passed away Monday, April 19th at her home. She was born in Chelsea on November 27, 1934 and was the daughter of the late John E. and Myrtle (Rumson) Keats. Ann was raised and educated in Wakefield. She was a longtime bartender in the area and most recently worked at Knotty Pine in Everett. She enjoyed traveling and crossword puzzles. She was the loving...
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Mark R. Margiotta

April 8, 1931 - April 17, 2016

Dr. Mark R. Margiotta, of The Villages, FL, beloved husband of Pamela Margiotta, died suddenly on April 17, 2016 at the Leesburg Hospital. Mark was the son of Mark Margiotta and Evelyn Zarrella Margiotta. He was predeceased by his sister, Janet Gentile. He was born April 8, 1931 in Waterbury, CT. He graduated from University of Vermont Medical School, spent his internship and...
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Kevin E. Barry

May 5, 1949 - April 17, 2016

Kevin E. Barry, 66 of Lynnfield, formerly of Wakefield, passed away Sunday April 17, at his home. He was born on May 5, 1949 and was the son of the late Eugene Barry and the late Jean (Keeler) Barry. Kevin was a graduate of Winchester High School, Class of 1967. He served in the Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a Wakefield resident for 32 years before moving to Lynnfield. He was very...
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Virginia C. Martin

June 25, 1946 - April 17, 2016

Virginia C. Martin, age 69 of Wakefield died Sunday April 17 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Cambridge, MA June 25, 1946 and was the beloved daughter of the late John and Lillian (Fogerty) Cannon. Jini was raised in Watertown and Gloucester and was a graduate of Gloucester High School, Class of 1964 and later from Fitchburg State College, School of Nursing. She had a career of more than...
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Helen Chickles

February 26, 1944 - April 16, 2016

Helen Chickles, age 72 of Wakefield died April 16 in Melrose. Helen was born on February 26, 1944 and was the daughter of the late George H. and Katherine (Tzouvelis) Chickles. She was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School and later from Fisher Junior College. She was a retired Medical Secretary for the Massachusetts General Hospital and had been a member of St. George...
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Mabel P Kimball

April 17, 1927 - April 13, 2016

Mabel P. Kimball, 88, a longtime Wakefield resident died Wednesday, April 13 at her home, finally reuniting with her beloved husband Robert. Born in Melrose on April 17, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Mabel (Dadley) Jillett. Mrs. Kimball was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. She had worked at the Northeast Vocational High School as a...
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Linda Jean, Sparks

April 13, 2016

Linda Jean Sparks of Stoneham formerly of Billerica & Wakefield passed suddenly at home on April 13th. Daughter of the late Charlie and Thelma Sparks. Beloved sister and best friend to Lisa Ventura and her husband Joe and Stephen Sparks of Wakefield. Loving aunt and "fairy godmother" to Melissa Kapeckas and her husband Mark of Marlborough, Justin Berry of Wakefield and Christina Ventura of New...
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Vincenzo P Margherita

January 25, 1930 - April 13, 2016

Vincenzo P. Margherita, 86, of Wakefield passed away on Wednesday, April 13 at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston surrounded by family. Born in Siracusa, Italy on January 25, 1930 he was the son of the late Francesco and Carmela (Palma) Margherita. Mr. Margherita was raised and educated in Siracusa, Italy and had moved to Wakefield in 1954. He served in the Italian Army and was a...
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Doris Antoinette Moriana

April 30, 1942 - April 12, 2016

Doris Antoinette Moriana, 73, of Wakefield died Tuesday, April 12 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Born in the family home on Valley Street in Wakefield on April 30, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette (Cavalieri) Puleo. Doris was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class...
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Dennis A. White

December 15, 1918 - April 11, 2016

Dennis A. White, 97, of Pelham, New Hampshire formerly of Wakefield and Royersford, Pennsylvania died on Monday, April 11 at the Epsom Health Care Center. Born in Wakefield on December 15, 1918 he was the son of the late Dennis R. and Mary R. (DeVeau) White. Mr. White was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1935. He was a retired letter carrier for the Wakefield Post Office and...
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John A. Carnevale

April 9, 2016

John A. Carnevale, JD, President & CEO of Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group, died unexpectedly Saturday evening, April 9th. He was 52 years of age and a resident of Boxford, MA. John graduated from St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers, MA in 1981 where he was the first recipient of the Brother Linus Scholarship Award and captain of the varsity football team. He graduated cum laude...
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Herbert Hunt

April 9, 2016

Herbert Hunt of Reading passed away Saturday, April 9th in Winchester. Hebert was born in Cambridge, and was the son of the late Everett C. Hunt and Anna (Truesdale) Hunt. He was the beloved husband of Nancy Wolley. Herbert was the loving father of Lori Evans and her husband William of Chelmsford. He was the grandfather of Julie Evans, and Scott Evans and his wife Kate, all of Chelmsford....
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Robert M. Bumstead

June 8, 1934 - April 6, 2016

Robert M. Bumstead, 81, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, April 6 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Boston on June 8, 1934 he was the son of the late John J. and Helen P. (Bobinsky) Bumstead. Mr. Bumstead was a graduate of Boston Latin High School, Class of 1951. He had received his first Master's Degrees in Electronic Engineering in 1955 and his second Master's...
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Nancy E. Coggon

March 6, 1971 - April 3, 2016

Nancy Elizabeth Coggon, 45, passed away Sunday, April 3, at North Shore Hospital surrounded by devoted staff from her group home in Salem. She will be fondly remembered as an irrepressible and enthusiastic individual with an intense curiosity about the world around her often explored in extensive bouts of research and writing. Whether the subject matter was a comic book superhero, television...
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Richard E. "Rudy" Taylor

January 11, 1940 - April 3, 2016

Richard E. "Rudy" Taylor, 76 of Saugus formerly of Wakefield died on Sunday, April 3 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Malden on January 11, 1940 he was the son of the late William W. and Frances M. (Connors) Taylor. Mr. Taylor was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1958. He had been a Saugus resident for the past 45 years. Mr. Taylor was the owner of R.E....
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Dianne M. Wood

May 31, 1955 - March 27, 2016

Dianne M. Wood, age 60 died Sunday March 27 in Boston after a brief illness. She was born in Melrose, MA on May 31, 1955 and was the daughter of the late Victor M. and Antoinette (Orsini) Wood. Dianne was a lifelong Wakefield resident and graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1973. She was employed by Analogic Devices of Peabody for more than 30 years and had recently worked for Café Capri...
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John V. Anderson

March 18, 1935 - March 25, 2016

John V. Anderson, 81, a lifelong Melrose resident died on Friday, March 25 at his residence. Born in Boston on March 18, 1935 he was the son of the late Victor F. and Effie M. (Watson) Anderson. Mr. Anderson was the former owner of Melrose Hot Top and had worked at Johnny's Food Master in Melrose. He was a member of Mt. Hood Golf Course in Melrose and had served in the United States Army...
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David John Duffy

November 6, 1961 - March 24, 2016

David John Duffy (Duff) 54 of Tewksbury, MA formerly Stoneham, MA passed away on Thursday, March 24th at his residence. Born in Winchester, MA he was the son of William and Florence Duffy. David was a graduate of Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School, Class of 1979. He graduated and worked as a Metal Fabricator throughout his life. David had a passion for animals and loved his...
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Alexander J. Maher

June 27, 1937 - March 24, 2016

Alexander J. Maher, 78, of Wakefield, died March 24 at Massachusetts General Hospital. Alex was born in New York City, NY on June 27, 1937 to John P. and Kathleen (Power) Maher. He was raised in Floral Park, Long Island New York and was a graduate of Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn NY and was also a graduate of Boston College. He had worked and was retired from the town of Reading...
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Richard D. Hammersley

January 22, 1934 - March 23, 2016

Richard D. Hammersley, 82, of New Smyrna, FL formerly of Malden and Saugus, died Wednesday, March 23 at his home. Born in Malden on January 22, 1934 he was the son of the late Vernon and Gertrude (Carragher) Hammersley. Richard was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School and Bentley College. He was a former employee of Brodie Industrial Trucks of Woburn and the Mass Department of Revenue....
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John P. Dombeck

January 25, 1926 - March 22, 2016

John P. Dombeck, 90, of Melrose formerly of Wakefield died on Tuesday, March 22 at the Life Care Center in Stoneham. Born in Wakefield on January 25, 1926, he was the son of the late Theodore and Blanche (Jenkowska) Dombeck. Mr. Dombeck was raised and educated in Wakefield and had been a Melrose resident for 50 years. He had retired from L.B. Evans Shoe Company in Wakefield. Mr. Dombeck...
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Anthony E. "Tony" Trazi

September 8, 1963 - March 20, 2016

Anthony E. "Tony" Trazi, Jr. 52 of Wakefield and formerly of Stoneham and Malden died March 20 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was born in Stoneham on September 8, 1963 and was the beloved son of Mary F. (Dawson) Trazi of Stoneham and the late Anthony E. Trazi. Tony was raised in Stoneham and Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School. He had been a Wakefield resident since...
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Scott J. Mulcahy

September 14, 1964 - March 20, 2016

Scott J. Mulcahy, 51 of Wakefield passed away Sunday, March 20th. He was born in New London, CT on September 14, 1964 and was the son Cornelius R. Mulcahy and Joan (Schott) Mulcahy of Englewood, NJ. Scott was a graduate of North Rockland High School, class of 1983 and attended Wagner College in Statin Island, NY. Scott moved to Massachusetts in 1983 and settled in Wakefield in 1984. He...
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Eugene V. Mooney, Jr.

September 15, 1928 - March 18, 2016

Eugene V. Mooney Jr., 87, of Wakefield passed away on March 18th in Wilmington. Born in Pelham Manor, NY, he was the son of the late Eugene and Sybil (Jennings) Mooney. After graduating High School, Gene served in the Marine Corps during World War II and received the Veterans Award and Sharpshooter Certificates. Gene was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, a 2 time hole in one...
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Mary Grace Robey

September 12, 1920 - March 15, 2016

Mary Grace (Nunn) Robey 95, of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully with her son by her side, Tuesday March 15th at Beverly Hospital, following a brief illness. She was the wife of Edwin Robey who predeceased her in 1970. Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Robert Roy and Mary Grace (Gifford) Nunn. She was raised and educated in Chelsea graduating Valedictorian of her class and has...
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Dorothea A. Guttadauro

October 12, 1920 - March 12, 2016

Dorothea A. Guttadauro, 95 of Wakefield died peacefully on March 12 at Wingate in Reading. Born in Reading on October 12, 1920 she was the devoted wife of the late James P. Guttadauro, she was the loving mother of J. Thomas Guttadauro and his wife Jan of Reading, Richard Guttadauro and his wife Stella of Wakefield and the late June Todd. She is survived by her grandchildren, great grandchildren...
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Albert D. "Albie" Sarafian

November 27, 1952 - March 12, 2016

Albert D. "Albie" Sarafian, 63. Of Wakefield. Retired Wakefield Police Office died on Saturday, March 12 at the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Medford surrounded by his family. Mr. Sarafian was born in Melrose on November 27, 1952 and was the son of the late Albert D. and Barbara M. (Kenney) Beech. He had been a Wakefield resident for the past 51 years. Albie was a graduate of...
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Jean Margaret Nauss

July 28, 1927 - March 11, 2016

Jean Margaret Nauss, 88, of Peabody, died Friday, March 11 at the Ledgewood Nursing & Skilled Rehab Center in Beverly. Born in Concord, MA on July 28, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Larry and Dorothy (Lohnes) Nauss. Jean was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1944 and Cambridge Junior College, Class of 1946. She graduated from Bates College in 1949 with a Bachelor's of...
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Roberta D. Theriault

August 19, 1937 - March 10, 2016

Roberta D. Theriault, 78, of Wakefield formerly of Stoneham died on Thurssday, March 10 at her residence. Born in Melrose on August 19, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Harold and Florence (Wilkes) MacCaughey. Mrs. Theriault was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. She had worked for many years as a Nurses Aid. Mrs. Theriault is survived by her husband...
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Joan M. Cardile

September 9, 1949 - March 10, 2016

Joan M. Cardile, 66, of Wakefield died Thursday, March 10. Joan was born in Malden, MA on September 9, 1949 and was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph F. and Frances J. (Zaya) Cardile. She was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School and Salem State College. She had taught Shakespearean English at Boston College and had worked as a Technology Specialist for...
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William "Bill" Elwell

June 7, 1966 - March 9, 2016

William "Bill" Elwell, 49, of Wakefield died unexpectedly on March 9, 2016. Born in Syosset, New York on June 7, 1966, he was the son of William Elwell, Jr of New York and Andrea (Gaffney) Scott and her husband David of Florida. In addition to his parents, Bill is survived by his loving wife Janet (Kelliher) Elwell, his two sons; Scott and Matthew Elwell, his brother Brian Falb and his wife...
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Rachel P. Carr

September 23, 1990 - March 8, 2016

Rachel P. Carr, 25, a lifelong Wakefield resident died accidently on Tuesday, March 8 at her residence. Rachel was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 2009. She then went onto graduate from Lincoln Tech. Rachel is survived by her son Lucas G. Carr, her fiancé Stephen Smart of Wakefield, her beloved mother Susan A.C. (MacMillian) Carr of Wakefield, and the late William "Chickie" R....
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Joseph T. Harrington, Jr.

June 17, 1932 - March 8, 2016

Joseph T. Harrington, Jr. of Wakefield died on Tuesday, March 8 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford, surrounded by family. Born in Lexington on June 17, 1932, he was the son of the late Joseph T. and Alice J. (Arey) Harrington. Joe, also known as Mickey to close friends and family, was a graduate of Lexington High School, Class of 1950. In 2001 he was inducted to the Lexington High...
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Josephine Elliott

September 28, 1924 - March 8, 2016

Josephine Elliott, 91, of Wakefield passed away March 8 after a sudden illness. Born in Wakefield on September 28, 1924, "Jo," was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Dioguardi) Caiani. She was a 1942 graduate of Wakefield High School and went on to earn her BA from Boston University in 1946, and later a Master's in Education in 1971 from Northeastern University and Tufts. Jo...
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Robert E. Tyler

September 24, 1924 - March 6, 2016

Robert E. Tyler, a lifelong Wakefield resident died Sunday March 6 at Sunrise of Lynnfield at age 91. He was born in Manchester By the Sea on September 24, 1924 and was the son of the late Bernard O. and Winifred C. (Evans) Tyler. He was a graduate of Wakefield high School, Class of 1942. He later served his country in the U.S Army during W.W. II. He was a retired Manager for the former New...
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Doris M. Calt

April 24, 1924 - March 5, 2016

Doris M. Calt, 91 of Wakefield died Saturday March 5 in Stoneham. She was born in Stoneham, MA on April 24, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Harold W. and Marion (Bolton) Merritt. Mrs. Calt was a lifelong Wakefield resident, living in the Greenwood section and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1942. She had been an active member of the Greenwood Union Church and a member of...
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Ashley Marie Fletcher

November 4, 1992 - March 3, 2016

Ashley Marie Fletcher, 23, of Wakefield, MA, formerly of East Hampstead, NH, died on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Tuffs Medical Center, in Boston, MA, following a gun-shot wound to the head, which was the result of years of depression and heroin addiction. Born in Malden, MA on November 4, 1992, she was the daughter of Alicia (Janiak) LaCava and James Fletcher, Jr. She was raised and attended...
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John P. Previte

February 7, 1945 - March 3, 2016

John P. Previte, 71, of Wakefield, formerly of Winthrop passed away March 3, 2016 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was born in Winthrop on February 7, 1945 and was the son of the late Matthew and Frances (Lagana) Previte. John was a graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1963. He later graduated from Bentley College. He worked and retired as a property manager for PMS Realty....
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Helen Muriel Greene

December 19, 1919 - March 3, 2016

Helen Muriel Greene, 96, a Wakefield resident for 75 years passed away March 3, 2016 in Burlington. She had recently been a resident of Stonebridge in Burlington. She was born in Somerville, MA on December 19, 1919 to the late Oscar and Elizabeth (Patchell) Penney. Helen was a graduate of Reading High School Class of 1939. She was a member of the First Parish Congregational Church, the...
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Sharon M. Giunta

August 6, 1951 - March 2, 2016

Sharon M. Giunta, 64, of Chester, New Hampshire formerly of Wakefield, died on Wednesday, March 2 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, MA. Born in Melrose on August 6, 1951 she was the daughter of Ann Orifice and her husband Salvatore of Wakefield and the late William B. Merry. Sharon was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1969 and Granite State College, Class of...
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Andrew "Andy" Bernhard

August 26, 1922 - February 27, 2016

Andrew (Andy) Bernhard, of Peabody, MA, former Assistant Principal in the New York City school system, passed away February 27, 2016 at the age of 93. Andy will be remembered as a man who lived life to the fullest, but always as a humble hero. Seriously wounded during his World War Two Army service in Germany, he never sought a medal. A man of principles and ideals, he fought for civil rights...
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Thomas H. "Papa" McDonald

February 24, 1917 - February 27, 2016

Thomas H. "Papa" McDonald, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died at his home on Saturday February 27, following a brief illness. He was 99 years old. Born in Wakefield, February 24, 1917 he was the son of the late Thomas H. and Ann (Foley) McDonald. Thomas was a Graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1934. He served under General George Patton, and was a participant in the Invasion of...
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Edna Perry

December 18, 1921 - February 26, 2016

Edna Perry, 94, of Revere, died in Wakefield on Friday, February 26. Born in Revere on December 18, 1921 she was the daughter of the late James F. and Margaret D. (Gromley) Rose. Edna was raised and educated in Revere and was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception Catholic High School. She was an accomplished acrobatic dancer, beginning her dancing career at the age of three. After raising...
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Walter A. Caputo

June 11, 1931 - February 25, 2016

Walter A. Caputo, 84 of Saugus died Thursday February 25 at his home. He was born in Revere, MA on June 11, 1931 and was the beloved son of the late Michael and Louise (DeMarco) Caputo. Mr. Caputo was retired from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Public Works. He was a proud Veteran and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his...
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Daniel R. Archibald

August 25, 1939 - February 25, 2016

Daniel R. Archibald, 76, of Wakefield (formerly of Malden) died Thursday, February 25 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Melrose on August 25, 1939 he was the son of the late Clifton J. and Nora (Mattucci) Archibald. Mr. Archibald was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School. He has been a Wakefield resident since 1992 and had worked as a self-employed...
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Edward H. Wiley

February 6, 1941 - February 23, 2016

Edward H. Wiley of Lowell, age 75 died February 23 in Lowell after a long period of failing health. He was born in Melrose, MA on February 6, 1941 and was the beloved son of the late Arthur L and Ruth E (Ober) Wiley. Mr. Wiley was raised in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School and later from the New York Culinary Institute. He had worked for many years in the restaurant industry...
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Kenneth Doucette

July 8, 1956 - February 22, 2016

Kenneth Doucette, of Wakefield, age 59 died February 22, 2016 in Wakefield. He was born in Melrose on July 8, 1956 and was the son of the late Harold Doucette and M. Marjorie Maltby. Kenneth was a graduate of Wakefield High School and later a graduate of South Eastern Massachusetts University and received a Master's Degree in Education from Harvard University. He worked as a software...
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Edward J. Saletnik

February 21, 2016

Edward J. Saletnik, 64, of Wakefield died on Sunday, February 21 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Southbridge on May 18, 1951 he was the son of the late Edward F. and Ann M. (Sroka) Saletnik. Mr. Saletnik was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1969 and had attended Boston College. He had been a Wakefield resident since 1967 and was a member of the Most...
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Robert G. DiNapoli, Jr.

March 10, 1957 - February 20, 2016

Robert G. DiNapoli, Jr. of Wakefield passed on Saturday, February 20 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Malden on March 10, 1957, he was the son of Robert G. and Jean (Guarino) DiNapoli of Melrose, formerly of Malden. Mr. DiNapoli was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1975 and Northeastern University, Class of 1980. He had been a Wakefield resident for the past 19 years. ...
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Helen K. Paolini

June 4, 1932 - February 20, 2016

Helen K. Paolini, 83, of Lynnfield, died Saturday, February 20 at the Salem Hospital. Born in Boston on June 4, 1932 she was the daughter of the late Adam and Edna (Kossowski) Loiko. Helen was raised in Boston and was a graduate of Girls High School in the South End. She had been a Lynnfield resident for the past 30 years. She had worked for the family business, "Sir Speedy," formerly of...
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Mary T. Vail

February 19, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary T. (Mannion) Vail, 79, of Lynnfield. Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and sister passed away peacefully on Friday February 19th surrounded by her loving family. Born in Four Roads, County Roscommon Ireland, Mary leaves behind a large caring family and community in her home country as well as many friends and family in...
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Robert A. Schmidt

September 14, 1925 - February 18, 2016

Robert A. Schmidt, 90, of Lynnfield died Thursday, February 18 at Billerica Crossing. Robert was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on September 14, 1925 and was the son of the late Albert and Anna (Steab) Schmidt. He was a graduate of Ann Arbor High School in Michigan and later graduated from the University of Michigan. He was a long time resident of Lynnfield since the 1950's. He served in the...
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Eleanor F. Roberts

November 26, 1923 - February 18, 2016

Eleanor F. Roberts, 92 of Wakefield died Thursday February 18 in Boston. She was born in Lynn, MA on November 26, 1923 and was the daughter of the late Elmer and Myrtle (Johnson) Lord. Mrs. Roberts was native of Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School. She later served in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II serving in Norfolk, VA. She had been a long time Wakefield resident and active...
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Mary T. Martin

June 6, 1928 - February 13, 2016

Mary T. "Mae" Martin, 87, of Palm Springs, CA and formerly of East Boston died February 13, 2016 in Palm Springs. She was born in Boston on June 6, 1928 and was the beloved daughter of the late Thomas F. and Mary (Henry) Hankard. She was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School. She had been a long time Palm Springs resident and served as the Executive Assistant for...
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Alice M. Leary

January 20, 1920 - February 9, 2016

Alice Leary, 96, formerly of Burlington, Ma died on Monday, February 9 at the Daniels Nursing Home in Reading. She was born at her home in Medford in 1920 and was the daughter of the late Frank and Agnes Goucher. After meeting the love of her life, Bob, in Dorchester, Alice moved to Florida and Franklin, Indiana to be with him as he was stationed in World War ll. Alice worked at Fanny...
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Frances E. Moreschi

August 7, 1942 - February 8, 2016

Frances E. Moreschi, 73, of Lynnfield died Monday, February 8 in Melrose. She was born in Malden on July 8, 1942 and was the daughter of the late William and Hilda (Hiscock) Joyce. She was raised in North Reading and was a member of the first graduating class of North Reading High School in 1960. She later lived in Malden and had been a Lynnfield resident for the past eight years. She was a...
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Margaret McCusker

January 25, 1938 - February 7, 2016

Margaret Patricia "Patsy" McCusker, 78, of Lynnfield, passed from this earthly life suddenly at 11:35am on February 7, 2016 at the Lahey Hospital in Burlington. Patsy was born in Killarney Ireland on January 25, 1938 and was the daughter of the late Patrick "Paddy" and Mary (Coleman) "Maime" Healy. She attended school in the Catholic school system and aspired to be a nun so she could be a...
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Luigi Garofalo

January 28, 1921 - February 7, 2016

Luigi Garofalo, 95, of Wakefield, died February 7, 2016 at his residence. Born in East Boston on January 28, 1921 he was the son of the late Pasquale and Ermelinda (Barbato) Garofalo. Mr. Garofalo was raised and educated in East Boston. He then enlisted in the Navy and served during WWII. He had been employed as a longtime engineer for Gillette in South Boston. During his retirement years...
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Alan R. Bursey

April 1, 1947 - February 7, 2016

Alan R. Bursey, 68, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Sunday, February 7 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Winchester on April 1, 1947, he was the son of the late George and Silvia (Hubbard) Bursey. Mr. Bursey was raised and educated in Wakefield. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the V.F.W. in Maine. Mr. Bursey was a retired plumber for...
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Virginia E. LaCoste

November 2, 1925 - February 6, 2016

Virginia E. LaCoste, 90, a Lynnfield resident since 1949 died at her home on Saturday, February 6. Born in Dorchester, November 2, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Enid (Sampson) Stephan. Virginia was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Dorchester High School. After graduating she entered into Nursing School and became a Certified Nurses Aid. She was a member of the...
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Mary E. Croto

May 9, 1917 - February 3, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Croto, 98, a lifelong Wakefield resident died Wednesday, February 3 at the Bear Hill Nursing Home. Born in Wakefield on May 9, 1917 she was the daughter of the late Daniel Joseph and Catherine Helena (Gough) Flynn. Mrs. Croto was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1935 and later a graduate of Michaud's Secretarial School in Boston. She loved her family and her...
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Ruth V. O'Brien

December 22, 1920 - February 2, 2016

Ruth V. O'Brien, 97, of Brooksby Village in Peabody and a former longtime Wakefield resident, died Tuesday, February 2 in Danvers. She was born in Lynn on December 22, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Mary (Housel) Garipay. She was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. While a Wakefield resident she was a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church of...
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Ralph W Stone, Jr.

June 3, 1931 - January 31, 2016

Ralph W. Stone, Jr., 84, of Wakefield died on Sunday, January 31 at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading. Born in Marblehead on June 3, 1931, he was the son of the late Ralph and Beulah (Winslow) Stone. Mr. Stone was a graduate of Marblehead High School, Class of 1949 and had attended Boston University for business administration and later graduated from Franklin Technical Institute of...
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Mark D. Long

December 8, 1970 - January 28, 2016

Mark David Long, 45, of Malden and formerly of Wakefield, died Thursday, January 28 at Tufts New England Medical Center. Born in Waltham on December 8, 1970 he was the son of the late Russell T. and Mary (Mulkerin) Long. Mark was a graduate of Cararoe Country School in Galway, Ireland. He had worked as a manager at Rent-A-Center in Everett. Mark was a devoted fan of the New England...
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Irene H. Allyn

March 2, 1922 - January 25, 2016

Irene H. Allyn, 93, of Lynnfield died Monday, January 25 at her residence. Born in Wakefield on March 2, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Emma (Habermahl) Howard. Mrs. Allyn was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1940 and later Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston. She moved to Lynnfield in 1960 and was a member of the Centre Congregational Church, where...
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John J. Ahearn

May 6, 1941 - January 25, 2016

John J. Ahearn, Jr., age 74 of Wakefield died Monday January 25 in Wakefield. He was born in Medford on May 6, 1941 and was the beloved son of the late John J. and Marguerite R. (Hurford) Ahearn. Jack was raised in Medford, Stoneham and Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School, Class of 1959. He soon enlisted in the United States Air Force and served from 1959-1965. After his Military...
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Margaret M. Foley

November 11, 1914 - January 24, 2016

Margaret M. Foley, née Marsden, of Wakefield died on Sunday, January 24 at the Wingate in Reading at the great age of 101. Born in Boston on November 11, 1914, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Walsh) Marsden. Mrs. Foley grew up in Charlestown where she was an outstanding athlete and champion swimmer while attending Charlestown High School. She had been a Wakefield resident...
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Hazel E. Gilligan

December 10, 1920 - January 22, 2016

Hazel E. (Tice) Gilligan of Lynnfield, MA, formerly of Briarcliff Manor and Yonkers, NY, passed away on January 22, 2016, surrounded by loving family and caring aides. She was 95 years old. Mrs. Gilligan was born in Yonkers, NY, on December 10, 1920, and was the daughter of the late Mary H. (Connor) and Everett W. Tice. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 42 years, James F....
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Janet M. Fenton

October 26, 1945 - January 22, 2016

Janet M. Fenton (Murphy), 70, of Medford, MA, passed away on Friday, January 22, at Lahey Hospital in Burlington, surrounded by the family who cherished her. Jan was the devoted wife of 50 years to Charles H. Fenton, and beloved mother of Dawn Millstone, and her husband Jay, and Missy, Michael, and Steven Fenton. She took special delight in spending time with her grandchildren, Sam and Mia...
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George A. DelRossi, Jr.

July 19, 1947 - January 22, 2016

George A. DelRossi, Jr., 68, of Wakefield died Friday, January 22 at the Tufts New England Medical Center. Born in Winchester on July 19, 1947 he was the son of the late George A. DelRossi and Rita M. (Barrett) Rosati . Mr. DelRossi was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1966. He later entered the US Army and served in Berlin, Germany during the...
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