McDonald Funeral Home

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

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

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

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


Our Obituaries

Rita M. Callan

January 6, 1926 - September 27, 2014

Rita M. Callan, 88, formerly of No. Reading and Wakefield died Saturday, September 27, 2014 after a long illness. She was born January 6, 1926 in Taunton, MA, daughter of the late Edward C. and Frances M. Callan. Rita was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1943 and The Wilson School in Boston, MA. She worked at Boston Children's Hospital for 32 years in the Department of Allergy and...
View Tribute »

Ettore "Tony" Polli

July 2, 1926 - September 27, 2014

Ettore P. "Tony" Polli , 88 of Lynnfield and formerly of Lynn died Saturday September 27 in Wilmington. He was born in Somerville on July 2, 1926 and was the son of the late Isadore and Colomba (Frizzi) Polli. Mr. Polli was raised in Somerville and later served in the United States Army during W.W. II. Mr. Polli was a well known Locksmith in Lynn and was the owner of the Superior Lock of Lynn...
View Tribute »

Dana T. Serrentino

July 1, 1966 - September 23, 2014

Dana T. Serrentino, 48, of Saugus formerly of Wakefield, died Tuesday September 23 at his residence. Born in Melrose on July 1, 1966, he was the beloved son of Pasquale "Pat" C. and Sandra L. (Rolfe) Serrentino of Wakefield. Dana was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1984. He worked as a self-employed contractor and enjoyed fishing. In addition to his parents, Mr....
View Tribute »

Thomas F. Hitron

December 1, 1956 - September 22, 2014

Thomas F. Hitron, 57, of No. Reading formerly of Wakefield died Monday, September 22. Born in Boston on December 1, 1956 he was the son of the late Feliks and Sophie (Szatawski) Hitron. Tom was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1974, Berkley School of Music and Newbury College Culinary School. He had retired from Cambridge Electric Light and was a former Executive Chef at the...
View Tribute »

Carolyn G. Bilicki

December 25, 1926 - September 21, 2014

Carolyn G. Bilicki, 87, of Beverly and a native of Reading died September 21 in Beverly. Mrs. Bilicki was born in Lynn on December 25, 1926 and was the daughter of the late John W. and Grace A. (Healey) Guy. She was a graduate of Reading High School and later made her home in Salisbury and New York. She had worked for many years for the former Atlantic SuperMarket of Reading and also Goulds, Inc....
View Tribute »

John J. Mancini

June 7, 1930 - September 20, 2014

John J. Mancini, 84, of Wakefield died on Saturday, September 20 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Revere on June 7, 1930, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Sarah (DeTillio) Mancini. Mr. Mancini was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1948. He was a Korean War Air Force Veteran. Mr. Mancini was a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Wakefield. He was a...
View Tribute »

Karen Bell Soderberg

March 3, 1971 - September 19, 2014

Karen Bell Soderberg 43, passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 19th. Karen, always full of joy, loved music, dancing, tennis and spending time with her friends. She was also an accomplished skier. Karen was a devoted fan and the team "mascot" of the Boston Lobsters Tennis team. She was loved by all for her gentle heart and wonderful sense of humor. Karen was a graduate of North...
View Tribute »

Dorothy J. "Jeanette" Charles

January 15, 1920 - September 18, 2014

Dorothy J. "Jeanette" Charles, 94, of Melrose and formerly Stoneham died at the Winchester Hospital on Thursday, September 18. Born in Woburn on January 15, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Laura (Meagher) Forrest. Mrs. Charles was raised and educated in the Stoneham Public School system and had been a Stoneham resident for 75 years before moving to Melrose. She had been a...
View Tribute »

Dorothy F. Buckley

November 1, 1934 - September 15, 2014

Dorothy F. Buckley, 79, of Stoneham died Monday, September 15 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House. Born in Stoneham on November 1, 1934 she was the daughter of the late William F. and Helen (Leary) McCall, Jr. Mrs. Buckley was a lifelong Stoneham resident and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. She was a retired Supervisor from Commercial Union Insurance and was a member of St. Patrick...
View Tribute »

Betty C. Troughton

November 2, 1928 - September 14, 2014

Betty C. Troughton, 85, of Wakefield died on Sunday, September 14 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Somerville on November 2, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Florence (Dixon) Chandler. Mrs. Troughton was a graduate of Arlington High School, Class of 1945. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1961. Mrs. Troughton was a retired bookkeeper for the...
View Tribute »

Elizabeth Foster

October 26, 1924 - September 14, 2014

Elizabeth Foster, 89, of Peabody died on Sunday, September 14 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Cambridge on October 26, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Mary G. Bulger. Mrs. Foster was raised and educated in North Cambridge. She was a member of St. Adelaide's Church in Peabody. Mrs. Foster was a retired operator for the old New England Telephone Company. She...
View Tribute »

Constance Lorente

September 10, 2014

Ms. Constance (Connie) Lorente 67, of Danvers, died Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Roderick M. and Cassie V. (Petrykowski) Lorente. She was raised and educated in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School and Bryant & Stratton College. Connie was employed for many years as a hairdresser on the North Shore and also worked for...
View Tribute »

Jeanne A. Hudd

August 22, 1950 - September 10, 2014

Jeanne A. Hudd, 64, of Lynnfield formerly of Wakefield died on Wednesday, September 10 at the Mass General Hospital. Born in Somerville on August 22, 1950 she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Ciriello) Pirrello. Jeanne was a graduate of St. Clements High School in Somerville, Class of 1968, Salem State College, Class of 1972 and earned her Master's Degree from Suffolk...
View Tribute »

Michael Benedetto

February 23, 1981 - September 9, 2014

Michael Benedetto, 33, of Middleton formerly of Wakefield died suddenly on Tuesday, September 9. Born in Malden on February 23, 1981 he was the beloved son of Julie (Webster) Benedetto of Middleton and Davy Benedetto of Wakefield. Michael was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1999. He had worked as a landscaper for Pine Brook Landscaping Company in Middleton. Michael had...
View Tribute »

Jorge Olivardia

December 19, 1923 - September 5, 2014

Jorge Olivardia, 90, of Wakefield and formerly of Somerville, died Friday, September 5 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Panama on December 19, 1923, he was the son of the late Jorge and Permina (Acosta) Olivardia. Mr. Olivardia was a retired teacher from the Berlitz School of Languages in Boston where he had worked for 40 years. He had been a Wakefield resident for the past 11...
View Tribute »

Paul R. Bugli

September 30, 1955 - September 5, 2014

Paul R. Bugli passed away on September 5, 2014 after a courageous and hard-fought fourteen year battle with cancer. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 58 years old. Born on September 30, 1955, Paul was raised in Wakefield, MA. He was the proud and loving son of Evelina L. Bugli and the late Albert R. Bugli. He is a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of...
View Tribute »

Rose Calvo Giunta

March 6, 1923 - September 4, 2014

Rose Calvo Giunta of Lynnfield passed away peacefully on September 4, 2014 of natural causes, surrounded by her family. She was 91 years old. Born in Wakefield on March 6, 1923, she was the daughter of Antonio and Sebastiana (Tine) Calvo. Rose married Armand T. Giunta, also of Wakefield, in 1949, and remained his devoted wife until his death in 2006. Rose was an active member of the Centre...
View Tribute »

John F. Lockhart

May 18, 1943 - September 4, 2014

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of John F. Lockhart, 71, of Wakefield who died Thursday, September 4th at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. John was born in Malden on May 18th, 1943, the son of the late Maxwell Lockhart and Evelyn (Carson) McKnight. John, his wife and two loving children happily resided in Wakefield. John was a Wakefield firefighter and EMT, a career he...
View Tribute »

Shannon N. Rogers

July 28, 1985 - September 3, 2014

Shannon N. Rogers, of Methuen and formerly Wakefield, died at her home on Wednesday, September 3rd . Born in Winchester on July 28, 1985, she was the daughter of Karen Lamb of South Grafton and the late Robert Rogers. Ms. Rogers was raised in Wakefield and was educated in the Wakefield Public School System. Her many hobbies included playing Baseball, the Theatre and going to the beach. ...
View Tribute »

Charles D. Lewis

October 3, 1958 - September 2, 2014

Charles D. Lewis, 55, of Bradford, formerly of Wakefield, died Tuesday, September 2 at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton. Born in Melrose on October 3, 1958 he was the son of Diolinda (Ponte) Lewis of Plaistow, NH and the late Donald Lewis. Chuck was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1976. He had been a resident of Bradford for the past 15 years and had worked as a laborer...
View Tribute »

Kenneth L. Willey

December 24, 1952 - August 26, 2014

Kenneth L. Willey, 61, of North Carolina and formerly of North Reading, died Tuesday, August 26, after a brief illness. Born in Brookline on December 24, 1952 he was the son of the late Lawrence and Evelyn (Landry) Willey. Mr. Willey was raised in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1971. Ken was a team member of the undefeated Middlesex League Championship football...
View Tribute »

Francis Joseph Carroll, Jr.

August 29, 1926 - August 26, 2014

Francis Joseph Carroll Jr., 87, of Lynnfield died on Tuesday, August 26 at the Sunrise at Gardner Park in Peabody. Born in Lawrence on August 29, 1926 he was the son of the late Francis J. and Mabel (Jackson) Carroll. Mr. Carroll was a graduate of Revere High School and had attended Franklin Institute. He had served in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Carroll retired as a...
View Tribute »

Camille Babine

October 9, 1918 - August 25, 2014

Camille Babine of Stoneham, formerly of Malden, and Nova Scotia, Canada died at his home on Monday August 25. Born in Nova Scotia, Canada he was the son of the late Esley and Emily (Jacquard) Babine. Camille moved to the United States in 1963 and settled in Malden. He was retired from New England Metallurgical of Dorchester. Prior to moving to the states he worked for Ferry Aviation in...
View Tribute »

Suzanne M. Foss

November 23, 1956 - August 23, 2014

Suzanne M. Foss, 57, of Hudson, New Hampshire, formerly of Chelmsford and Wakefield, died on Saturday, August 23 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born in Brighton on November 23, 1956, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Constance (Garabedian) Markarian. Suzanne was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1974 and Bentley College, Class of 1978. She had...
View Tribute »

Mary Lou Surrette

May 13, 1928 - August 23, 2014

Mary Lou Surrette, 86, a life long Wakefield resident died on Saturday, August 23 at the Epoch Senior Health Care Center in Melrose. Born in Wakefield on May 13, 1928 she was the daughter of the late John and Anna L. (Melvin) Surrette. Ms. Surrette was a life long member of St. Joseph Parish in Wakefield. She was loved by everyone and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Ms....
View Tribute »

Virginia Russell Purrington

November 17, 1925 - August 21, 2014

Virginia R. Purrington, 88, of South Dennis, formerly of Wakefield, died on Thursday August 21 at the Pleasant Bay Nursing & Rehab Center in Brewster. Born in Melrose on November 17, 1925 she was the daughter of Clifford B. and Madge V. (Millar) Russell. Mrs. Purrington was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1943. She was a retired cafeteria worker at Wakefield High School. ...
View Tribute »

Mary A. Gallucci

June 26, 1921 - August 15, 2014

Mary A. Gallucci, 93, of Wakefield died at her home on Friday, August 15th. Born in Everett on June 26, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Damiana (Ferro) Faragi. Mrs. Gallucci was raised in Saugus and was a graduate of Saugus High School, class of 1939. She had been a long time member of at St. Florence Church in Wakefield, where she had served a Eucharistic Minister and...
View Tribute »

Lydia A. Massa

May 15, 1926 - August 14, 2014

Lydia A. Massa, 88, of Stoneham died peacefully on Thursday, August 14 at The Gables in Winchester, MA. Born in Everett, MA., on May 15, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Jo-ann (Respucci) Manganello. Lydia was a graduate of Everett High School. She continued her education through the House of Bianchi, a family owned business. There Lydia represented the fashion world of...
View Tribute »

Edna L. Reed

September 3, 1927 - August 14, 2014

Edna L. Reed, 86 of Candia, NH and formerly of Wakefield died Thursday, August 14. She was born in Cambridge on September 3, 1927 and was the beloved daughter of the late Francis and Lillian (Faucon) Sousa. Edna was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1945. She worked as a bookkeeper for D.K Foote Co. Inc in Wakefield and also the Wakefield Savings Bank. She was a member of St....
View Tribute »

Richard E. Mahan

July 11, 1930 - August 13, 2014

Richard E. Mahan, 84, of Gilford, NH and formerly of Wakefield, died Wednesday, August 13 at the Lakes Regions Hospital. Born in Pittsfield on July 11, 1930 he was the son of the late Francis and Mildred (Tymerson) Mahan. Mr. Mahan was a graduate of North Reading High School. He had worked for the Wakefield Light Department before his retirement in 1995. Mr. Mahan was an avid hunter. ...
View Tribute »

Evelyn M. Picardi

August 20, 1923 - August 5, 2014

Evelyn M. Picardi, of East Boston and Reading, died Tuesday, August 5 in Wakefield. She was 90 years of age. Born in Oelwein, Iowa on August 20, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Zoe (Hanson) Lenius. She was raised in Iowa and was a retired seamstress and had been a member of the Winthrop Art Association. Mrs. Picardi was the beloved wife of the late Samuel C. Picardi. She was...
View Tribute »

John G. Moses

October 20, 1952 - August 4, 2014

John G. Moses of Wakefield died on Monday, August 4, 2014 at the Sawtelle Hospice House after a courageous battle with Thymic Carcinoma. Born in Malden on October 20, 1952 he was the son of the late Nicholas C. and Sandra (Puriello) Moses. John was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He was a longtime painter in the local area and talented cook where he was a...
View Tribute »

Mary G. Basile

February 27, 1925 - August 2, 2014

Mary G. Basile, 89, of Stoneham died on Saturday, August 2 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in East Boston on February 27, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Alessio and Concetta (D'Amato) Dente. Mrs. Basile had been a Stoneham resident since 1974. She was a graduate of Girls High School in Boston. Mrs. Basile was a proud member of ITAM and St. Joseph Parish in...
View Tribute »

Michael M. Motzkin

June 24, 1976 - August 1, 2014

Michael M. Motzkin, 38, of Wakefield formerly of Lynnfield died on Friday, August 1 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in Malden on June 24, 1976 he was the son of Joseph E. and Sandra L. (Gopen) Motzkin of Lynnfield. Michael was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1994. He had attended the American University and had graduated from Merrimack College. Michael...
View Tribute »

Dorothy A. Yamartino

January 3, 1924 - July 28, 2014

Dorothy A. Yamartino, 90, of Wakefield died on Monday, July 28 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Boston on January 3, 1924, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Jamesina M. (Jance) Hartigan. Mrs. Yamartino was a graduate of Practical Arts High School in Roxbury, Class of 1942. She was employed at Northeastern University before her marriage. She devoted...
View Tribute »

Rosemary C. Hennessy

April 19, 1922 - July 27, 2014

Rosemary C. Hennessy, 92, of Stoneham died on Sunday, July 27 at the Emeritus of Tewksbury. Born in Medford on April 19, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Patrick J. and Cecelia (Fanning) Freaney. Mrs. Hennessy was raised and educated in Roxbury and had been a Stoneham resident since 1955. She was a retired secretary for the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Company. Mrs....
View Tribute »

Ruth F. Stackhouse

March 30, 1930 - July 27, 2014

Ruth F. Stackhouse, 84, of Wakefield died Sunday, July 27 in Melrose. She was born on March 30, 1930 and was the daughter of the late Francis P. and Mildred C. (Doherty) Donahue. Mrs. Stackhouse was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Girls High School of Boston in 1947. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1953 and was a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church. She was a...
View Tribute »

Lawrence J. Mathewson

January 6, 1930 - July 25, 2014

Lawrence J. Mathewson, 84, of Wakefield, died July 25 in Reading. He was born in Somerville on January 6, 1930 and was the son of the late Ralph and Dorothy (Duquette) Mathewson. Larry was a long time Wakefield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was retired from the Town of Wakefield. He enjoyed spending...
View Tribute »

Jean O'Neill

October 26, 1953 - July 24, 2014

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

Keith A. Reynolds

December 5, 1962 - July 22, 2014

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

Dorothy L. Freeman

November 23, 1924 - July 21, 2014

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

Syed Shams-ul Hasan

February 15, 1929 - July 16, 2014

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

Henry J. Winn

March 2, 1927 - July 11, 2014

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

Richard F. White

November 11, 1924 - July 10, 2014

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

Yolanda Roberto Ballou

October 29, 1921 - July 6, 2014

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

Rose L. Semenza

December 28, 1929 - July 6, 2014

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

Carol E. Meuse

April 4, 1923 - July 6, 2014

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

Norman A. Newhall

April 16, 1930 - July 1, 2014

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

Robert A. Duncan

June 17, 1958 - June 27, 2014

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

John Warner Koniares

August 4, 1959 - June 25, 2014

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

Sean D. Connerty

June 22, 1995 - June 24, 2014

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

Joseph F. Krebs

November 1, 1922 - June 24, 2014

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

Alfred F. Procopio

December 2, 1932 - June 23, 2014

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

George F. Ohlson

March 29, 1936 - June 22, 2014

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

Beverly M. Curley

February 18, 1930 - June 20, 2014

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

Alma N. Caton

April 6, 1928 - June 15, 2014

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

Mary "Lorraine" Muise

February 2, 1928 - June 13, 2014

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

Vollie C. Fields, Jr.

June 9, 2014

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

Patricia M. Freaney

April 20, 1924 - June 8, 2014

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

Louis J. Pasquale

October 19, 1920 - June 7, 2014

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

Edward H. Reynolds

June 20, 1918 - June 6, 2014

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

James J. Coughlin

December 2, 1925 - June 5, 2014

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

Ruth M. Cataldo

September 9, 1932 - June 4, 2014

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

Marilyn Ruth Morley

May 26, 1936 - June 1, 2014

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

Thomas A. Edson

June 21, 1955 - June 1, 2014

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

Albert B. Turco

December 13, 1920 - May 31, 2014

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

Barbara M. (Gerrish-McDonald) Birmingham

January 3, 1926 - May 27, 2014

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

Rosemarie B. Adler

June 2, 1925 - May 26, 2014

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

Charles E. Alden

April 17, 1943 - May 26, 2014

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

Paulette Y. Estes

December 13, 1933 - May 25, 2014

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

Bernard D. Doucette

January 20, 1922 - May 24, 2014

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

Lorraine M. Walsh

February 12, 1932 - May 23, 2014

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

Herbert S. Welford

August 22, 1922 - May 21, 2014

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

Kirk W. Arsenault

September 4, 1963 - May 20, 2014

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

Violet Cerretani

April 19, 1926 - May 19, 2014

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

Thomas F. Bacigalupo

October 8, 1930 - May 19, 2014

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

Eric R. Daigle

September 20, 1988 - May 14, 2014

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

Catherine Pearson

February 5, 1917 - May 14, 2014

Catherine Pearson, 97, a Wakefield resident since 1954 died Wednesday May 14, at the Woodbriar of Wilmington. Born in Boston on February 5, 1917 she was the daughter of the late Walter A. and Mary E. (Gleason) Pearson. Catherine was a graduate of Everett High School and also The Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston. She retired in 1977 as an Office Manager for AT&T. Catherine was a...
View Tribute »

James D. O'Leary

May 26, 1929 - May 13, 2014

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

Nancy L. Roberto

December 15, 1938 - May 12, 2014

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

Eleanor G. Harris

July 26, 1921 - May 11, 2014

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

Joseph Mees, Jr.

May 19, 1919 - May 10, 2014

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

Derek J. "DC" Corner

March 23, 1971 - May 9, 2014

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

Josephine A. (Guerrera) Poti

November 26, 1918 - May 3, 2014

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

Doris L. (Fairfield) Saulnier

July 20, 1919 - May 1, 2014

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

Alfred R. Razzaboni

December 1, 1937 - April 30, 2014

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

Bruno Cardillo

February 17, 1949 - April 30, 2014

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

Amy M. (Iwanicki) Kelleher

August 29, 1940 - April 29, 2014

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

Mary (Tobia) Connor

October 29, 1921 - April 26, 2014

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

Donald J. Richard

November 29, 1949 - April 26, 2014

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

Delores M. (Costa) Sateriale

April 30, 1935 - April 26, 2014

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

Leslie J. Johnston, Jr.

August 12, 1932 - April 23, 2014

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

Eugene R. Carrubba

December 26, 1934 - April 21, 2014

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

Barbara Ann Milne

September 22, 1942 - April 21, 2014

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

Nona Patricia Stappen

March 7, 1941 - April 21, 2014

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

Mary F. Nikitin

September 30, 1929 - April 20, 2014

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

Brenda L. Pickren

March 12, 1966 - April 17, 2014

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

Grace Marie Piccolo

September 26, 1938 - April 16, 2014

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

James E. McConnell

September 4, 1946 - April 12, 2014

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

Catherine A. Hibbert

October 6, 1946 - April 11, 2014

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

1 of 100 Recent Obituaries View More »

McDonald Funeral Home
19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880 map it

View Phone Number
View Website

flowers logo
Flowers»

Send Flowers.

Tributes.com Partner