Celebrity Obituaries

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

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

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

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


Our Obituaries

Kevin M. Shea

December 28, 1953 - June 19, 2017

Kevin M. Shea, age 63 of Beverly and formerly of Melrose died June 19 in Beverly. Mr. Shea was born in Malden, MA on December 28, 1953 and was the son of the late Robert M. and Claire A. (Fisher) Shea. He is survived by his two sisters, Barbara and Nancy Shea of North Reading. He is also predeceased by his sister Roberta Shea. His Funeral Service will be held in the McDonald Funeral Home...
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Kerrie Lynne Haladay

August 2, 1985 - June 18, 2017

Kerrie Lynne Haladay, 31, of Wakefield, formerly of North Reading, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Born in Melrose on August 2, 1985, she was the beloved daughter of Richard J. Haladay and Catherine A. (Lopes) Smith. Kerrie was a graduate of North Reading High School, Class of 2003. She attended North Shore Community College in Danvers where she studied Cosmetology and...
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Edward J. Kupiec

January 10, 1925 - June 15, 2017

Edward J. Kupiec, age 92, of Wakefield died Thursday, June 15 at his residence. Born in Wakefield on January 10, 1925 he was the son of the late Joseph and Frances (Krzewicka) Kupiec. Mr. Kupiec was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1942 and was also a graduate of Tufts University, Class of 1946. He was an Officer in the United States Navy and...
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Laverna M. Woods

July 13, 1935 - June 15, 2017

Laverna M. (Leville) Woods, 81 of Wakefield, passed away on June 15th at the Wakefield Center. Born in Malden on July 13, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Viola (Lufkin) Leville. Laverna raised her family in Saugus and has been a resident of Wakefield for 20 years. She was educated in the Malden school system. In her younger years, she was known to share the gospel with...
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Nancy M. Ulrich

June 5, 1932 - June 11, 2017

Nancy M. Ulrich (Jardine) of Wakefield, formerly of Melrose, died on Sunday, June 11 at the Woburn Nursing Center after a brief illness. Born in Quincy on June 5, 1932 she was the daughter of the late George and Helen (Walls) Jardine. Ms. Ulrich was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1950. Her family, faith and church were the most important elements of Nancy's life. Ms. Ulrich...
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Margaret S. "Peggy" Whipling

October 16, 1919 - June 9, 2017

Margaret S. "Peggy" Whipling, 97 of Wakefield, passed away June 9th in Melrose at the Golden Living Center Elmhurst Nursing Home. She was born in Malden on October 16, 1919, and was the daughter the late Morris F. and Margaret L. (Edmands) Stoddard. Peggy was a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1937, and Malden Business School. She was a lifelong Wakefield resident, and a former...
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Logan-Tyler J. Dunn

June 1, 1997 - June 7, 2017

Logan-Tyler Joseph Dunn, age 20, died Wednesday, June 7 at the Maine Medical Center following a tragic car accident. Born in Salem, MA on June 1, 1997 he was the beloved son of Tammy M. Penny and Kenneth J. Dunn. Logan had attended both Danvers High School and Wakefield High School and graduated from WHS in 2016. He was on both the football and hockey teams, the latter of which he excelled...
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Zachary P. Frank

August 10, 1992 - June 5, 2017

Zachary P. Frank, 24, of Wakefield, MA died June 5, 2017 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston after suffering a cardiac arrest – doing what he loved – playing basketball. He was born August 10, 1992 in Boston, the son of Michael and Kelly (Papa) Frank. He attended Wakefield schools and graduated from Plymouth State University in 2014, where he was a member of the PSU Lacrosse Team. He was...
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Jeanne M. Lally

August 8, 1936 - June 4, 2017

Jeanne M. Lally, of Tewksbury and a former longtime resident of Wakefield died in Woburn on June 4th at 80 years of age. She was born Everett, MA on August 8, 1936 and was the daughter of the late William H. and Caroline K. (O'Hara) Mayne. Jeanne was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of St. Mary High School of Melrose, Class of 1954 and later from the Malden Business School. She was retired...
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John F. Roberts, Jr.

May 11, 1966 - June 2, 2017

John F. Roberts Jr., 51, of Wakefield passed away in Boston on June 2. He was born on May 11, 1966, and was the son of Michelina (Santoro) Roberts of Wakefield and the late John F. Roberts. John was a lifelong Wakefield resident and a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1984. After high school, he attended Bunker Hill Community College. John was currently working as a security...
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Danielle Ashley Benedetto

June 15, 1998 - June 2, 2017

Danielle A. Benedetto, age 18, of Wakefield, was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Route 16 in Ossipee, New Hampshire on June 2. She was the cherished daughter of Charles A. Benedetto of Wakefield and the late Alison Mavilia. Born in Melrose on June 15, 1998, Danielle was a lifelong resident of Wakefield and was a 2016 graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School. She was a student at...
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Ellen Theresa Shiel

July 20, 1920 - May 30, 2017

Ellen Theresa Shiel, 96, of Concord, New Hampshire, formerly of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, May 30 at the Concord Hospital. Born in Roxbury, MA on July 20, 1920, she was the daughter of Irish immigrants, the late Edwin J. and Margaret A. (Gately) Nestor. Ellen received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in education from the Teachers College of the City of Boston. She worked as a teacher...
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Sarah Rose Scaturro

July 15, 1917 - May 29, 2017

Sarah Rose Scaturro of Wakefield died May 29 in North Reading at 99 years of age. She was born on July 15, 1917 and was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Josephine (Zaffiro) DiBlasi. She was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School. She had been a Wakefield resident for more than 40 years and was a retired hairdresser with the former Jordan Marsh Department Store of Boston...
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John Melto

January 22, 1940 - May 29, 2017

John Melto of North Reading, formerly of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully at the age of 77 on Monday, May 29 surrounded by his loving family. John was the devoted husband of Yolanda (Gergely) Melto, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. John was born on Jan. 22, 1940, in Budapest, Hungary, son of the late John and Maria Melto. In 1957, at the tender age of 17, John fled his native...
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Joseph Edward Gaudet

December 17, 1935 - May 29, 2017

Joseph Edward Gaudet, age 81, of Wakefield and Florida died Monday, May 29 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Malden on December 17, 1935 he was the son of the late Edward Joseph and Eva (Garneau) Gaudet. Mr. Gaudet was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School and later received an Associate's Degree in Accounting from Burdett College in Boston....
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Robert A. Santoro

August 11, 1957 - May 28, 2017

Robert A. Santoro, 59, of Lawrence died on May 28, 2017 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Robert was born in Melrose on August 11, 1957 and was the son of Joan C. (MacDonald) Santoro and Peter A. Santoro. Robert was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1975. He was a resident of Lawrence for the past 32 years. He had worked for Dunkin Donuts and...
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Deborah Ann Visco

January 14, 1956 - May 28, 2017

Deborah Ann Visco, of North Andover, Massachusetts and formerly of Lynnfield and Bradford passed away on Sunday, May 28 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center seventeen months after a Stage IV ovarian cancer diagnosis. Deborah astounded doctors, family and friends with her drive to both beat cancer and live an active and purposeful life despite the diagnosis. She shared her life for nearly...
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Anne Ring

February 11, 1929 - May 26, 2017

Anne Ring, 88, of Wilmington formerly of Florida and Wakefield, died on Friday, May 26 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Wilmington on February 11, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Percy and Isabelle (Babine) Doucette. Mrs. Ring was a graduate of Wilmington High School. She enjoyed spending her summers on Prince Edward Island in Canada. Mrs Ring also enjoyed...
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Gary E. Harrington

December 12, 1954 - May 25, 2017

Gary E. Harrington, 62 of Wakefield died on Thursday, May 25 in Dover, Vermont. Born in Medford on December 12, 1954, he was the son of Shirley (Sullivan) Harrington of Wakefield and the late Walter Harrington. Gary was a was a graduate of Austin Prep School, Class of 1972, Fitchburg State College and Western New England College, where he received his master's Degree in Finance. He had...
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Stephen M. Dalbec

October 27, 1955 - May 23, 2017

Stephen M. Dalbec, 61, of Wakefield died on Tuesday, May 23 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in New Bedford on October 27, 1955 he was the son of Norman Dalbec of New Hampshire and the late Katherine (McIlmail) Dalbec. Stephen was raised in Acushnet and was a graduate of New Bedford High School and the University of Massachusetts, Class of 1977. He was a supervisor for...
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Milan M. "Frank" Zilinek

June 10, 1930 - May 22, 2017

Milan M. "Frank" Zilinek, 86, of Lynnfield died on Monday, May 22 at the Atrium Assisted Living in Danvers. Born in Marianna, Pennsylvania on June 10, 1930 he was the son of the late Ralph and Justina (Gajar) Zilinek. As a young child his family moved to Bronx, New York where he spent his formative years. Mr. Zilinek was a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School in New York, Class of 1948...
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Anna M. Bagarella

September 4, 1924 - May 21, 2017

Anna Marie (Broderick) Bagarella, 92, passed away the morning of Sunday, May 21 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 4th, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Cummins) Broderick. Born in Charlestown and a member of the Charlestown High School class of 1941, she resided in Wakefield for over 60 years where she was a communicant of St. Joseph's...
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John F. McCormack, Jr.

January 10, 1939 - May 20, 2017

John F. McCormack, Jr., age 78 of Wakefield died Saturday, May 20 at his residence. Born in Winchester on January 10, 1939 he was the son of the late John F. and Ida Dorothy (Foley) McCormack. Mr. McCormack was raised in Winchester and was a graduate of Winchester High School, Class of 1957. He enlisted in the United States Navy and was a member of both the United States Submarine...
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Andrew W. Oneschuk

April 27, 1999 - May 19, 2017

Andrew W. Oneschuk, of Wakefield, MA was shot and killed in his apartment in Tampa, Florida on Friday, May 19; he was just 18 years old. Born in Winchester, MA on April 27, 1999 he was the beloved son of Walter J. and Christin A. (Capone) Oneschuk of Wakefield. Andrew was raised in Wakefield and had attended Austin Preparatory School during his middle school years before attending St. John's...
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Phyllis C. Hayes

October 13, 1941 - May 15, 2017

Phyllis C. Hayes, 75 of Methuen, formerly of Andover and Wakefield died Monday May 15, at Southwood of Norwell. Born in Melrose, October 13, 1941 she was the daughter of the late Walter and Bertha (Logan) Cook. Phyllis was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. She later attended Simmons College in Boston. She was a longtime resident of Andover where she raised...
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Donald Spillane

April 13, 1954 - May 14, 2017

Donald Spillane of York, Maine died on Sunday, May 14 in Maine. Born in Stoneham on April 13, 1954, he was the son of the late Patrick and Margaret (Tobin) Spillane. Don was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1972. He enjoyed hunting, hiking, and exploring the lighthouses of Maine. He will be remembered for his kindness and wonderful sense of humor. He is survived by his...
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Charles C. Brown, Sr.

April 27, 1924 - May 5, 2017

Those who loved him called him "Buster" and, of course, "Charlie Brown" You were a good man, Charlie Brown, and you will make an excellent, ever vigilant angel. A WWII Army Veteran of the Third Armored Division who served in the European Theater, our Dad, Grampy, Great Grampy, Papa entered eternal life on Friday, May 5th surrounded by the constant love and occasional exhaustion of his family...
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John Robert Gilbertson, Sr.

September 23, 1927 - May 2, 2017

John Robert Gilbertson, Sr., a long term active resident of Lynnfield, MA, died peacefully at the age of 89 on May 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elaine and their children: John Jr. and his wife Kaoru of Boston, MA; Matthew and his wife Deborah of Lynnfield, MA; Carla and her husband Greg of McLean, VA; and Christina of West Newbury, MA. He has seven grandchildren. He...
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Eugene N. Ruggiero

April 5, 1929 - May 1, 2017

Eugene N. Ruggiero of Wakefield died on Monday, May 1 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Angelo and Melinda (Pelosi) Ruggiero. Mr. Ruggiero was raised in Everett. He served in the Army during World War II. He played minor league baseball for the Boston Braves. Mr. Ruggiero was the former owner of Eugene's Beauty Salon in Lynnfield. He was a...
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John P. Morrissey

August 25, 1925 - April 30, 2017

John P. Morrissey, 91, of Lynnfield, MA, formerly of Dennis, MA, died on Sunday, April 30 at Wingate at Reading Nursing Center of natural causes. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, on August 25, 1925, he was the son of the late Daniel and Rosalind (Beagan) Morrissey. Mr. Morrissey was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School in Providence, Rhode Island. He attended Providence College and was...
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Robert G. Reed

December 23, 1920 - April 27, 2017

Robert G. Reed, 96, was born in Wakefield on December 23, 1920, the son of Harry I. and Dorothy (Chase) Reed and graduated from Wakefield High School and from Tufts University with a degree in Journalism. Bob passed away peacefully on April 27 after a brief illness. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 and served in the 81st Field Artillery Battalion. He fought in the Battle of...
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Patricia (Wilkins) Brown

August 26, 1922 - April 26, 2017

Patricia (Wilkins) Brown, 94, of South Hamilton died Wednesday, April 26, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. Patricia was born in Peabody on August 26, 1922 and was the daughter of Myron O. and Mildred L. (Matherson) Wilkins. Patricia was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Rogers Hall in Lowell and later graduated from Endicott College. She later lived in South...
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Daniel K. "Danny" Cogan

December 28, 1994 - April 24, 2017

Daniel K. "Danny" Cogan, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, entered into eternal life suddenly on Monday, April 24, 2017, following a long struggle with addiction. He was 22 years old. Danny was born in Tucson, Arizona on December 28, 1994 a son of Linda D. (McGunigle) Cogan and Kenneth C. Cogan. He grew up in Wakefield where he was educated in the Wakefield Public School system and graduated...
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Foster K. Cummings

November 19, 1924 - April 24, 2017

Foster K. Cummings, 92, of Wakefield died Monday, April 24, at Winchester Hospital. Foster was born in Ayer, MA on November 19, 1924 he was the son of the late Albert A. and Esther (Holden) Cummings. Foster was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1942. He was a graduate of Bentley College. Foster served in the U.S Marine Corps during WWII and Korea and...
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Dorothy M. Pothier

February 25, 1926 - April 18, 2017

Dorothy M. Pothier, a lifelong Stoneham resident died Tuesday April 18 at 91 years of age. She was born in Stoneham on February 25, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Hazel (Chambers) Longo. She was a graduate of Stoneham High School and was a past member of the Ladies Auxilliary of the Stoneham, V.F.W. She was a member of Saint Patrick Parish of Stoneham and was also an avid BINGO...
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Beatrice E. Epstein

June 13, 1924 - April 17, 2017

Beatrice E. Epstein, 92, of Wakefield died Monday, April 17, 2017 at her home in Wakefield. Beatrice was born in Somerville on June 13, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Edward G. and Pearl M. (Zinck) Wombolt. She was the sister of the late Margaret Rodgers and her husband Charles. Beatrice was raised in Somerville and former resident of Cambridge. She was a graduate of Somerville High...
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Annette "Toonie" Puglisi

January 13, 1919 - April 17, 2017

Surrounded by family, Annette Puglisi passed peacefully on Monday after a short period of failing health. If you asked her how she was at that final moment, and she was able to answer, she would say "fine, thank God" and raise both hands with fingers crossed. She was an amazing, loving person and will be dearly missed by family and friends. Annette Rose Benedetto Puglisi, known lovingly as ...
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Avis Madeline Evans

July 30, 1927 - April 17, 2017

Avis Madeline Evans, age 88, died Monday, April 17 at the Sunrise Assisted Living Center in Lynnfield with her family by her side. Born in Brockton on July 30, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Harold Joseph and Amy (Bergstrom) Holmstrand. Mrs. Evans was raised in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School, Class of 1945 and later a graduate of Boston University, Class of...
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Priscilla M. Melanson

September 23, 1929 - April 17, 2017

Priscilla M. Melanson, age 87, of Middleton formerly of Lynnfield and Wakefield, died Monday, April 17 at the Salem Hospital. Born in Wakefield on September 23, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Rauseo) Carbone. Mrs. Melanson was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. After graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, the late Elmer ...
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Robert L. Hathon

August 6, 1939 - April 15, 2017

Robert L. Hathon, age 77, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield and Squantum died Saturday, April 15 at the Sawtell Family Hospice House in Reading surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boston on August 6, 1939 he was the son of the late Edward C. and Frances K. (Lambert) Hathon. Mr. Hathon was raised in Squantum and was a graduate of No. Quincy High School. He then enlisted in the United...
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Joseph A. DeSalvo

January 29, 1930 - April 14, 2017

Joseph A. DeSalvo, age 87, of Lynnfield and Palm Beach, FL died Friday, April 14 at the Salem Hospital. Born in Revere on January 29, 1930 he was the son of the late Charles and Madelyn (Russo) DeSalvo. Mr. DeSalvo was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1948. He then went on to graduate with an Accounting Degree from Boston College in 1953. Following his...
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Donald E. Eno

December 7, 1951 - April 12, 2017

Donald E. Eno, 65, of Wakefield died suddenly, Wednesday, April 12, at the Anna Jacques Hospital. Donald was born in Kittery, Maine on December 7, 1951 and was the son of the late George and MaryLou (Cullen) Eno. Donald was a lifelong resident of Wakefield. He was a well-known heavy equipment operator in Wakefield for many years and later retired. He loved riding his motorcycle and enjoyed...
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Tracy E. D'Attilio

August 28, 1978 - April 9, 2017

Tracy E. D'Attilio, 38 of Wakefield passed away on April 9th at The Massachusetts General Hospital. She was born in Melrose on August 28, 1978 and was the daughter of Michael C. D'Attilio of Wakefield and the late Sally (Dakin) D'Attilio. Tracy was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1997. After High School, she attended North Shore Community College where she earned her...
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Raymond A. MacMillan, Jr.

June 21, 1935 - April 7, 2017

Raymond A. MacMillan, Jr., 81, of Melrose died Friday April 7, 2017 at his residence. Raymond was born in Boston on June 21, 1935 and was the son of the late Raymond A. and Blanche A. (Carson) MacMillan. Raymond was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1953 and later attended Northeastern University. He was a resident of Melrose for the past 58 years. Raymond was also an army...
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Frank Vito Longo

May 21, 1923 - April 6, 2017

Frank Vito Longo was born on May 21, 1923 in Wakefield, MA, where he lived his entire life in the home that he grew up in. He passed away peacefully on April 6th, surrounded by his loving family. A graduate of Wakefield High School and Colby College, Mr. Longo was also an accomplished jazz musician who played the saxophone and clarinet in a number of popular local bands in the 1940's. He was...
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Robert F. Morgan

December 14, 1923 - April 4, 2017

Robert F. Morgan, age 93, of Wakefield died peacefully Tuesday, April 4 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Marlborough on December 14, 1923 he was the son of the late Frederick and Mary Ellen (Costello) Morgan. Mr. Morgan was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School. Following his schooling, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served during World War II. In...
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Andrew A. Galluccio

July 7, 1936 - April 3, 2017

Andrew J. Galluccio, 80, of Stoneham formerly of Wakefield died on Monday, April 3 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Everett on July 7, 1936, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Cardello) Galluccio. Mr. Galluccio was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1953 and the New England School of Design. He had worked for over 50 years at Shaw's Supermarket in Somerville as a...
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John "Jack" F. Howard

February 22, 1940 - April 2, 2017

John F. "Jack" Howard, 77 of Reading formerly of Wakefield died peacefully Sunday April 2, at the Bear Hill Nursing Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in Malden, on February 22, 1940 he was the son of the late Francis and Mary (Paon) Howard. Jack was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1957. He was a member of St. Joseph Church. Jack was retired from the Human Resource...
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Jane M. Nicastro

September 25, 1950 - April 2, 2017

Jane M. Nicastro, 66 of Lynnfield formerly of Wakefield died Sunday April 2, at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Born in Winchester, September 25, 1950 she was the daughter of the late Pasquale D. and Jean S. (Orsini) Nicastro. Jane was very spunky. She had many passions in life which included playing her own version of Solitaire, sipping ice coffee from her Dunkin Donuts cup, and dancing....
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Douglas Van Powell

March 17, 1940 - April 2, 2017

Douglas Van Powell, 77 a longtime resident of Wakefield died Sunday April 2, at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Quincy March 17, 1940 he was the son of the late Edward and Pauline (Van Ummerson) Powell. Doug was a graduate of Boston Technical High School class of 1957, and Northeastern University. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force Reserves. He was retired from...
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Margaret Chiuve Cardoza

December 1, 1927 - April 1, 2017

Margaret Chiuve Cardoza of Londonderry, NH formerly of Wakefield died peacefully on April 1, 2017. Margaret was born in Boston on December 1, 1927 and was the daughter of the late Mario and Guila (Martini) Chuive. She was raised in East Boston and a graduate of East Boston High School Class of 1944. She was a longtime Wakefield resident and had worked as a teller at East Boston Savings Bank...
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Caroline Hannabury

February 23, 1930 - March 26, 2017

Caroline Hannabury, age 87, of Burlington, formerly of Malden and Chelsea, died Sunday, March 26 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Chelsea on February 23, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Chester and Mildred (Pszenny) Grabowski. Mrs. Hannabury was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, where she met her high school sweetheart, George...
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Winnifred Jenness

July 23, 1929 - March 25, 2017

Winnifred Jenness, 87, of Wakefield died peacefully on Saturday, March 25, surrounded by loving family at home. Born in Melrose on July 23, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Olive (Glendinning) Payne. Mrs. Jenness had been a Wakefield resident since 1959. She was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1947. Mrs. Jenness was a retired Administrator Assistant for the 1st...
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Jean P. Turner

August 27, 1929 - March 24, 2017

Jean P. Turner, 87, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Friday, March 24 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Wakefield on August 27, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Michele and Rita (Colannino) Leone. Mrs. Turner was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1947 and received her Master's Degree from Boston University. She was a retired teacher from the Wakefield Jr. High...
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John T. "Sib" Hashian

August 17, 1949 - March 23, 2017

John T. "Sib" Hashian, a longtime Lynnfield resident, formerly of Lynn, died Thursday, March 23, 2017. Born in Boston on August 17, 1949 he was the son of the late James "Jack" and Giovanna "Jenny" (Trovato) Hashian. Sib, the youngest of four children, was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1967. After receiving his first drum pad as a child, music...
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Daniel W. "Danny" Riley

April 6, 1962 - March 23, 2017

Daniel "Danny" W. Riley, 54, of Wakefield died surrounded by family on Thursday, March 23 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. Born in Arlington on April 6, 1962 he was the son of William F. Riley, Jr. of Arlington and the late Roberta (Flaherty) Riley. Daniel is survived by his wife Janet M. (Marino) Riley, his son Daniel W. Riley, Jr. and his wife Andrea of Stoneham, and...
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Mary E. Petrillo

March 22, 2017

Mary E. Petrillo, age 89, of Reading died Wednesday, March 22 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Boston on May 27, 1927 she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah (Lane) Saunders. Mrs. Petrillo was raised and educated in Medford. After starting her family with her late husband, Augustine Petrillo, they moved to California for a number of years. While there, Mrs. Petrillo...
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Mary Therese Daniels

March 20, 2017

Mary Therese (Sawyer) Daniels passed away at her home on Monday, March 20, 2017, surrounded by her family. A long-time resident of Wakefield, Mrs. Daniels served as the gubernatorial appointee to the Wakefield Housing Authority, having been appointed by former Governor Deval Patrick on July 9, 2008. Mrs. Daniels was a member of the Wakefield Garden Club, a director of the Hartshorne House...
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John Vincent Moriana

June 2, 1939 - March 20, 2017

John Vincent Moriana, 77 of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Sawtelle Hospice House after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer. John was born on June 2, 1939 in Boston and was the son of the late Felix Moriana and Adolorata Fisk. John was raised by his mother in "The Gulch" on Valley Street in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School class...
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Karen R. Duggan

April 12, 1943 - March 19, 2017

Karen R. Duggan, age 73, of Lynnfield died Sunday, March 19 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Lynn on April 12, 1943 she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Lorna (Pratt) Simpson. Mrs. Duggan was a lifelong Lynnfield resident. She was both raised and educated in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1961. She was a member of Saint...
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Gladys Irene Corbett

March 17, 2017

Celebrating the life of Gladys Irene Corbett who would be 90 today - May 5th 2017. She was born in Blackburn, UK in 1927. She died on March 17th, 2017. She had a wonderful life. She was the daughter of Rose (Henry) and Sidney Terry and beloved wife of Everett E. Corbett. She is survived by her two loving and devoted children, Barry E. Corbett and Donna I. Corbett of Wakefield; her surviving...
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M. Elaine Piper

February 13, 1936 - March 17, 2017

M. Elaine (Walsh) Piper, 81, of Reading, formerly of No. Reading & Campton, NH died March 17, 2017 at the Winchester Hospital. She was born on February 13, 1936 in Watertown, MA and was the daughter of the late William and Mildred (Whitehouse) Walsh. She was raised in Watertown and Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School and Burdett College of Boston. She worked as an...
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Jean B. Miguel

July 2, 1928 - March 16, 2017

Jean B. Miguel, age 88, of Stoneham died Thursday, March 16 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington after a brief illness. Born in Everett, MA on July 2, 1928 she was the daughter of the late George A. and Jessie (Babcock) Dawe. Mrs. Miguel was raised in Saugus and was a graduate of Saugus High School. She went on to work for the Federal Reserve Bank following graduation. She has...
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Sharon M. Zagaria

March 15, 2017

Sharon (Pothier) Zagaria was a lifelong resident and educator in Wakefield, serving in the Walton, Doyle, and West Ward Schools as well as the Galvin Middle School. Sharon taught first grade, Kindergarten with colleague and dear friend Mary Diapoulos, and fifth grade science. She wrote and received numerous educational grants for the students of Wakefield, and was involved in Watershed...
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Orize Dunne

December 14, 1943 - March 13, 2017

Orize Dunne, age 73, of Lynnfield went to heaven to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Monday, March 13 at her residence. Born in Brava, Cape Verde on December 14, 1943 she is the daughter of the late Antonio "Totoi" and Maria Alleluia "Malili" Lopes. Mrs. Dunne was raised in Dakar, Senegal before moving to the United States nearly 50 years ago. Orize moved to the U.S. in pursuit of...
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Sanford Kimo Lindon

November 3, 1957 - March 13, 2017

Sanford Kimo Lindon, 59, of North Reading died on Monday, March 13 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 3, 1957, he was the son of the late Jack and Marjorie (Soule) Lindon. Kimo was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1976 and Merrimack College. Kimo is survived by his wife Jamie D. Penney, his brother Jack Lindon of Milton, GA and...
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Ann L. Hughes

March 2, 1920 - March 12, 2017

Ann L. Hughes, 97, of Belchertown, formerly of Wakefield, died March 12, 2017 at the Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer, MA. Ann was born on March 2, 1920 in Everett, MA to the late John and Anna (Greene) Hughes. Ann was raised in Everett and a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Revere. She retired as an office manager for Cahill Designs of Boston. She had been a member of St....
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Roger W. Orben

January 13, 1949 - March 11, 2017

Roger W. Orben, 68, of Peabody formerly of Melrose died on Saturday, March 11 at the Tuft's Medical Center in Boston. Born in Winchester on January 13, 1949, he was the son of the late Raymond H. and Gladys (DeRenne) Orben. Mr. Orben was raised and educated in Melrose. He had worked for A.W. Chesterton in Woburn. Mr. Orben enjoyed coin collecting, metal detecting, fishing, hunting, hiking in...
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Lorraine H. Ward

September 8, 1949 - March 9, 2017

Ward, Lorraine H. (Garnett) of Concord, formerly of Wakefield, died peacefully surrounded by her family on March 9th. Beloved wife of Gerard J.G. Ward. Loving mother of John Ward and wife Bianca, James Ward and wife Sophia, and Matthew Ward and wife Courtney. Sister of John Garnett, Steven Garnett and Julie Garnett. Grandmother of James Peter, Jack, and Matthew Julian. Funeral procession from the...
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Eileen D. Donegan

March 8, 2017

Eileen "Eily" Donegan grew up in Lynnfield, and was the beloved daughter of John H. Donegan and Honora "Tootie" Dorothea (LeMoure) Donegan. Eily deeply loved her four brothers-John "Sonny" Sullivan survived by his wife Jeannette Sullivan of Brockton, John "Jack" Donegan survived by his wife Annette Donegan of Lynnfield, and the late David T. Donegan and Cherri (O'Neil) Donegan of Lynnfield and...
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Edward P. Purtz

February 12, 1925 - March 7, 2017

Edward Paul Purtz of Lynnfield, Massachusetts passed away at age 92 surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:45am at Ledgewood Hospital in Beverly. He lived his life with deep resilience, strong will, playfulness, and good humor. He was the husband of Gail (Plaisted) Purtz for 35 years. Edward was predeceased by his late wife, Eulla (Wilkins) Purtz. Edward was the loving father of...
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Albert S. Kelley, Jr.

July 24, 1921 - March 7, 2017

Albert S. Kelley, 95, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, Weare, N.H., and Naples, Fla. died on March 7, 2017 at home. Born in Somerville, Mass. on July 24, 1921, he was the son of the late Albert S. and Grace (McLean) Kelley. Mr. Kelley was a graduate of Somerville High School and Fitchburg State Teacher's College. He was a decorated Navy Veteran of WWII. He served on a ship that was sunk...
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Ann P. Sacco

May 25, 1928 - March 7, 2017

Ann P. Sacco, 88, of Reading died peacefully on March 7, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 25, 1928 in Medford, MA, the youngest daughter of the late Marie and Charles Hardy. Ann's life was defined by her deep and abiding love for her husband, Carl Sacco and their six children. Ann was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, daughter, aunt and good friend to all she...
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Robin A. Archibald

March 31, 1970 - March 6, 2017

Robin A. Archibald, age 46 of Assonet, MA died Monday March 6 after a lengthy illness. Robin was born on March 31, 1970 and was the beloved daughter of Roberta M. (McPhee) Archibald of Hampstead, NH and the late Daniel R. Archibald. She had been a resident of Malden before making her home in Assonet. In addition to her mother, Robin is survived by her three brothers, Daniel A. Archibald of...
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Mary T. Borstell

August 17, 1925 - March 4, 2017

Mary T. Borstell, 91, of Wakefield died on Saturday, March 4 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital Born in Boston on August 17, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Robert J. and Mary J. (Lynch) Farquharson Mrs. Borstell was a graduate of St. Patrick Parochial School in Roxbury. She had been a Wakefield resident in 1960 and was a former member of St. Joseph Parish in Wakefield. Mrs....
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Collin P. Connerty

February 10, 1998 - March 1, 2017

Collin P. Connerty, age 19, died on Wednesday, March 1 at the Boston Medical Center. Born in Boston on February 10, 1998, he was the son of Daniel J. Connerty and the late Jodi (Yeadon) Connerty. Collin was born in Boston and raised in Roslindale before moving to Wakefield in 2004. He had recently graduated with honors from Matignon High School in Cambridge as a member of the Class of 2016. ...
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Gary S. Long

January 23, 1955 - March 1, 2017

Gary S. Long, age 62, of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on March 1, 2017. Gary was born in Brockton to Charles William Long and Betty (Broquist) Long on January 23, 1955. He grew up in Norwell with a love for family and friends. He met Janet Lunn in primary school and after dating on skates on the local ponds, they married and set out on an amazing 43...
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Robert C. Bisacre, Jr.

April 11, 1937 - March 1, 2017

Former Warrior Football Coach and Teacher Bob Bisacre Passes Away Robert "Bob" Charles Bisacre, Jr., a lifelong Wakefield, MA resident, peacefully made his journey to Heaven surrounded by his children on 1 March 2017. Bob was born in Wakefield, MA on April 11, 1937, and was the beloved son of the late Robert and Edith Bisacre. He was raised on Preston Street in Wakefield and was a graduate...
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Marjorie A. Knight

February 24, 1935 - February 28, 2017

Marjorie A. Knight, 82, of Lynn formerly of Wakefield MA and Rochester, New Hampshire died on Tuesday, February 28 at the Salem Hospital. Born in Arlington on February 24, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Margaret (Erickson) Cunha. Mrs. Knight was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1952. She enjoyed traveling with her late husband Arthur. Visiting many of the...
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Frances Roderick Soderberg

February 27, 2017

Frances Roderick Soderberg, loving wife of Douglas Gunner Soderberg, mother of Craig, Kathryn, and Karen and grandmother of Josiah Soderberg passed away peacefully on February 27, 2017. Frances Evelyn was born in Caribou, Maine, on December 2, 1935 and was raised in Northern Maine, the potato farming capital in that era. She had the distinction of picking 89 barrels of potato in one day! She...
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Paul F. Sullivan

June 17, 1941 - February 26, 2017

Paul F. Sullivan, 75 a lifelong resident of Saugus died Sunday February 26, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Winthrop, June 17, 1941 he was the son of the late Raymond J. and Gertrude J. (Phillips) Sullivan. Paul was a graduate of Saugus High School class of 1960 and the Mass Military Academy class of1964. He went on to serve in the Army National Guard. Paul was a 30 year veteran...
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Richard G. Brown

December 7, 1957 - February 26, 2017

Richard G. Brown of Wakefield, Massachusetts passed away this past weekend on February 26, 2017, at the age of 59. He was born in Medford on December 7, 1957, and was the son of the late Robert J. and Ann M. (Lancelotta) Brown. Richard was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of the Wakefield High School Class of 1976, where he played varsity soccer, basketball, and track. He served honorably...
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Janet F. Martin

January 24, 1933 - February 26, 2017

Janet F. Martin, age 84, a long time Wakefield resident died in Lynnfield on February 26. She was born in Melrose on January 24, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Wesley and Viola (Hudson) Farnsworth. She was raised in North Reading and was a graduate of Reading High School, Class of 1950. She had been a long time resident of Wakefield and was a very active member of the First Parish...
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Grace M. McCoy

January 23, 1927 - February 24, 2017

Grace M. McCoy, age 90 of Wakefield died Friday February 24 in Reading after a lengthy illness. She was born in Boston on January 23, 1927. She was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Girls High School of Charlestown and had been a Wakefield resident for the past 62 years. She had been a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church and member of the Ladies Guild of the church and most...
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Nancy B. Gould

August 23, 1950 - February 23, 2017

Nancy B. Gould, 66, of Wakefield passed away on Thursday, February 23 at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. Born in Winchester on August 23, 1950, she was the daughter of the late George S. and Florence P. (Blair) Gould. Nancy was Vice President of her 1969 graduating class at Wakefield High School. After graduating, she attended nursing school in Florida to become a L.P.N. Through the YMCA in...
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Cornelius G. Sullivan

June 18, 1924 - February 22, 2017

Cornelius G. Sullivan, age 92 of Lynnfield and formerly of Mission Hill died February 22, 2017 in Reading. He was born in Boston, MA on June 18, 1924 and was the son of the late Cornelius J. and Ellen M. (McCourt) Sullivan. He was raised in Boston and was a graduate of Mission High School of Boston and later graduated from Boston College, Class of 1948. He served as a Sgt. in the U.S. Army during...
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Mary E. Sullivan

August 8, 1933 - February 21, 2017

Mary E. Sullivan, of Wakefield formerly of Melrose died on Tuesday, February 21 at her residence. Born in Malden on August 8, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Peter A. and Elizabeth M. (Dennehy) Sullivan. Ms. Sullivan was a graduate of Cheverus High School, Class of 1951. She had worked as an oil dispatcher for Morton Oil Company in Malden and had retired as a Travel Agent for University...
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Gerald F. DeVeau

April 9, 1935 - February 20, 2017

Gerald F. DeVeau, age 81, of Wakefield, died Monday, February 20 at CareOne at Wilmington. Born in Wakefield on April 9, 1935 he was the son of the late John and Beatrice (Muise) DeVeau. Gerald was raised in Wakefield and had attended the Wakefield Public Schools. He had served in the Army and was stationed in Germany. He was a retired Mechanic for Yale Equipment in Wilmington. Though he...
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Josephine DiTrapano

January 28, 1920 - February 20, 2017

Josephine DiTrapano, age 97, of Wakefield died Monday, February 20 at Oosterman's Rest Home in Wakefield. Born in Cambridge on January 28, 1920 she was the daughter of the late Attilio and Mary (Guglietti) Donatio. Mrs. DiTrapano was raised in East Cambridge and was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Class of 1937. She then went on to work at General Electric in Everett...
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William R. Gilbert

August 29, 1926 - February 17, 2017

William R. Gilbert, age 90, of Moultonboro, NH formerly of Wakefield, died Friday, February 17 at the Rockingham County Nursing Home in New Hampshire. Born in Lynn on August 29, 1926 he was the son of the late Archer W. and Elsie (Hoffman) Gilbert. Raised in Saugus, Bill was a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1943. He then went on to serve in the Army Air Corp during World War II....
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James Cresta

July 22, 1966 - February 16, 2017

James Cresta, 50, of Worcester, formerly of Wakefield, passed away Thursday, February 16. He was born on July 22, 1966 and was the son of Jean Camerato and the late Vicenzo Cresta. James was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School Class of 1984. Following graduation he entered into the US Marine Corps. James was a jeweler by trade and also volunteered to help out other veterans. ...
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Kenneth Murphy

January 13, 1952 - February 15, 2017

Kenneth Paul Murphy, 65, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, February 15 at his residence. Born in Somerville on January 13, 1952, he was the son of the late John and Julia (Simmons) Murphy. Mr. Murphy was a graduate of North Cambridge Catholic High School, Class of 1970 and Northeastern University. He had been a Wakefield residence for the past 25 years. Mr. Murphy had worked as a respiratory...
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Mary Virginia Carey

February 15, 2017

Mary Virginia Carey (Mahoney), of Brooksby Village, Peabody, MA, February 15, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late William T. Carey., also of Peabody, formerly of Wakefield. The daughter of the late Helen and Charles Mahoney. Mary grew up in Medford, graduated from Medford High School and attended Regis College. She was married to William for 64 years and was the mother to six children....
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Alan R. Macdonald

March 28, 1939 - February 11, 2017

Alan R. Macdonald, 77, of Lynnfield, MA, formerly of Wakefield, MA, died suddenly on Saturday, February 11 at the Union Hospital in Lynn, Born in Boston on March 28, 1939, he was the son of the late Walter and Eleanor (Nason) Macdonald. He was the brother of the late Grant Macdonald. Mr. Macdonald was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1957 and had attended MIT prior to serving in...
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Christopher S. Canestaro

May 11, 1981 - February 9, 2017

Christopher S. Canestaro (Chris), 35, of Wakefield, passed away February 09, 2017. Born on May 11, 1981 in Stoneham to Carmen Canestaro and the late Stephanie Lopez DiGiacomo. He attended Wakefield schools and graduated from Wakefield Memorial High School, Class of 2000. Chris was a carpenter who enjoyed using his talents helping friends and family on personal projects, and was successful in...
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Roger E. Lepke

February 8, 1954 - February 9, 2017

Roger E. Lepke, age 63, of Rowley, formerly of Newburyport and Lynnfield, passed away Thursday, February 9 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. Born in Lynn on February 8, 1954 he was the son of the late George W. and Helen R. (Farrington) Lepke. Roger was raised in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1972. He was an avid New England sports fan...
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Robert L. Nutile

April 25, 1939 - February 6, 2017

Robert L. Nutile, 77, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Monday, February 6 at the Wakefield Center Nursing Center. Born in Stoneham on April 25, 1939, he was the son of the late Louis L. and Mary E. (Lariccia) Nutile. Mr. Nutile was a graduate of St. Joseph School and Wakefield High School, Class of 1957. He was a member of the Wakefield Lodge of Elks # 1276 and the Crystal Community...
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Edward G. Sarafian

January 4, 1950 - February 6, 2017

POSTPONEMENT Visitation at the McDonald Funeral Home on SUNDAY from 12-3pm. Graveside Service at Forest Glade Cemetery on TUESDAY at 9am. Edward G. Sarafian, 67, of Methuen formerly of Wakefield died on Monday, February 6 at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. Born in Somerville on January 4, 1950, he was the son of late Albert D. and Barbara (Kenney) Sarafian. Ed...
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Francis V. Streeter

July 30, 1926 - February 5, 2017

Francis V. Streeter, 90, of Wakefield died Sunday, February 5 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was born in Melrose on July 30, 1926 and was the son of the late Francis V. Streeter, Jr. and Effiejean (Berry) Streeter. Mr. Streeter was a Veteran of both World War II and Korea. He had been a longtime employee of the United States Postal Service, serving in both the Greenwood and Main Street...
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Richard E. Sullivan

November 25, 1928 - February 5, 2017

Richard E. Sullivan, age 88, of Wakefield, formerly of Everett, died Sunday, February 5 at his residence. Born in Everett on November 25, 1928 he was the son of the late Frederick A. and Olga (Herrstrom) Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School; after which, he enlisted in the Navy. He had been a Wakefield resident since 1972 and was a member...
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