Celebrity Obituaries

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Our Obituaries

Alice M. Leary

January 20, 1920 - February 9, 2016

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

August 7, 1942 - February 8, 2016

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

January 25, 1938 - February 7, 2016

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

January 28, 1921 - February 7, 2016

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

April 1, 1947 - February 7, 2016

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

November 2, 1925 - February 6, 2016

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

May 9, 1917 - February 3, 2016

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

December 22, 1920 - February 2, 2016

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

June 3, 1931 - January 31, 2016

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

December 8, 1970 - January 28, 2016

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

March 2, 1922 - January 25, 2016

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

May 6, 1941 - January 25, 2016

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

November 11, 1914 - January 24, 2016

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

December 10, 1920 - January 22, 2016

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

October 26, 1945 - January 22, 2016

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

July 19, 1947 - January 22, 2016

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

April 7, 1929 - January 21, 2016

Madeline "Dolly" Roache, 86 Family matriarch known for endearing love of family and friends Madeline Doris Roache known affectionately as "Dolly", 86, of Wakefield enter the kingdom of God on January 21 with her loving family by her side. Dolly born in Wakefield on April 7, 1929 was the daughter of the late Dan and Stella (Raffael) Marino. Dolly raised in Swampscott, was a 1948...
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June S. Frost

June 24, 1926 - January 20, 2016

June S. Frost, age 89 of Wakefield died Wednesday January 20 in Danvers. She was born in Malden, MA on June 24, 1926 and was the beloved daughter of the late Andrew & May (Petacchi) Vinchesi. Mrs. Frost was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1944. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1954 and retired as the Office Manager for Dr. Albert Guay, Orthodontist of...
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Peter E. Means

April 10, 1955 - January 20, 2016

Peter E. Means, 60, of Wakefield died January 20 at the Tippett Hospice House in Needham. Born in Boston on April 10, 1955 he was the son of the late Warren P. and Josephine C. (Malatesta) Means. Peter was raised in Medford and Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1974. He had worked as a Sales Representative for Olmstead-Flint, Inc. of Woburn. Peter was an avid...
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Robert F. Brennan

May 17, 1932 - January 19, 2016

Robert F. Brennan, 83, of Saugus and formerly of Wakefield, was called to God on January 19 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Somerville on May 17, 1932 he was the son of the late Charles and Eleanor (McGuiness) Brennan. Mr. Brennan was raised in Charlestown and later in Winthrop and was a graduate of Winthrop High School. He later attended Northeastern University. A Veteran, Mr....
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Edward J. Lojko

July 11, 1929 - January 19, 2016

Edward J. Lojko, 86 of Wakefield died January 19 in Boston. Born in Newburyport on July 11, 1929 he was the son of the late Edward and Henrietta Lojko. Mr. Lojko was raised in Newburyport and was a graduate of Newburyport High School and later earned a Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was retired from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Mass Water Resource Authority after many years of service...
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James L. Campbell

December 4, 1944 - January 17, 2016

James L. Campbell, 71, of No. Andover died Sunday, January 17 at his home. Born in Chicago, IL on December 4, 1944 he was the son of the late Reginald H. and Helen (Czaja) Campbell. James was raised in Chicago and was a graduate of St. Rita's High School in Chicago and later attended Chicago City College. He had been a No. Andover resident since 1976. He had served in the United States...
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Richard P. Surette

April 22, 1930 - January 17, 2016

Surette, Richard P. of Wakefield, MA. Passed away on January 17 following a long illness, surrounded by his loving family. Born in East Boston to Peter A. Surette and Ann Rose (Pothier) Surette of Nova Scotia. He leaves his loving wife, Florence (Deluca) of 63 years and five children: Catherine Worthley and her husband Thomas of Higganum, CT; Peter Surette and his wife Pam of Middleton, MA;...
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Charles W. Darcy

September 18, 1924 - January 14, 2016

Charles W. Darcy, 91, formerly of Wakefield, died peacefully at his home in Peabody on Thursday, January 14. Born in Boston on September 18, 1924, he was the son of the late Michael and Ethel (Osgood) Darcy and brother of the late Barbara and Francis Darcy. Charlie grew up in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston where he was a proud member of the Mohawks along with many boyhood friends with...
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Donald V. Shanahan

November 14, 1930 - January 14, 2016

Donald V. Shanahan, 85, of Wakefield passed away on Thursday, January 14th at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. Born in Winchester on November 14, 1930, he was the son of John D. Shanahan and Annie (Coakley) Shanahan. Donald was a lifelong Wakefield resident, and a graduate of Wakefield High School and Boston College, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. After college, he served in the United...
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Stella Rose Doucette

January 12, 2016

Stella Rose (Knoff) Doucette, 85, of Peabody, died on Tuesday, January 12 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Rockville, Connecticut, she was a graduate of Rockville High School in Connecticut and had been a Peabody resident since 1973. Mrs. Doucette enjoyed arts, crafts and knitting. Stella Rose was the beloved wife of Richard K. Doucette. She was the loving mother of...
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Lillian V. Olstinski

April 23, 1924 - January 11, 2016

Lillian V. Olstinski, 91, a lifelong Wakefield resident died Monday, January 11 at her home. Born in Hampton, CT on April 23, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Lesniewski) Olstinski. Lillian was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1942 as well as Boston University. She had worked as an advertising Copy Chief at Lechmere Sales from where she retired. She...
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Louise C. Bucci

January 11, 2016

Bucci, Louise C.(Cancian) 83, of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2016 at Lahey Clinic Hospital in Burlington, after a brief illness. Cherished Daughter of the late Charles and Edith (Vazza) Cancian. Beloved wife of Anthony "Tony" Bucci. Loving mother of Linda Pelissier and her husband Roger of Stoneham, John Bucci and his wife Mary Jane Bucci of...
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David J. Bachelder

March 29, 1935 - January 11, 2016

David J. Bachelder, 80 of Wakefield passed away at his home on Monday, January 11th. He was born in Everett on March 29, 1935, and was the son of the late Walter Bachelder and Violet (Hann) Bachelder. David was a graduate of Everett Vocational High School, and had been a Wakefield resident since 1968. He was a Machinist in the Tool & Dye Industry, most recently with the Metalspinners of...
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Arthur L. Ring

August 8, 1918 - January 7, 2016

Arthur L. Ring, 97, of Wakefield died on Thursday, January 7 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield. Born in Newport, New Hampshire on August 8, 1918, he was the son of the late Harold and Laura (Pinto) Ring. Mr. Ring was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He was a retired draftsman from G.E. in Lynn. Mr. Ring enjoyed square dancing, golf and roller...
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Jean Mary Clark

August 30, 1941 - January 7, 2016

Jean Mary Clark, 74, of Wakefield formerly of Reading died on Thursday, January 7 at her residence. Born in Somerville on August 30, 1941 she was the daughter of the late Cosmo and Rose E. (Camelio) Fustolo. Mrs. Clark was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1959. She was a retired Real Estate Agent for Modern Continental in Cambridge. Mrs. Clark had volunteered at the...
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Eleanor M. Reilly

December 1, 1922 - January 5, 2016

Eleanor M. Reilly, 93, of Stoneham passed away on January 5th at the Masconomet Health Care Center in Topsfield. She was born in Boston on December 1, 1922, and was the daughter of the late James F. Irons and Eleanor (Meaney) Irons. Eleanor was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1940. She was a Stoneham resident for the past 14 years, and she...
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Nancy Hellard Patti

June 15, 1949 - January 4, 2016

Nancy Hellard Patti, an outspoken advocate for the employees of the City of Cape Coral, died January 4, 2016. Born in Boston on June 15, 1949 she was the daughter of the late Richard William Hellard, Sr. and the late Mary Rita McGeough Hellard. She was the sister of the late CPL Richard Hellard, Jr. USMC who was killed in August, 1968 in Phu Bi, Viet Nam and the late Mary Hellard who died in...
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Judith Ledonne

March 6, 1937 - January 2, 2016

Judy Ledonne passed away peacefully at her condo in Stoneham, January 2nd 2016. She was seventy-eight years old. She was a graduated of Lynn Classical High school, class of 1955. Judy was one of those people who did everything well. She received a nursing scholarship from Salem Hospital School of Nursing where she graduated with high honors as a registered nurse. She worked at the Salem and...
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Jennie F. Thomas

January 22, 1926 - December 31, 2015

Jennie F. Thomas, 89, of North Reading, formerly of Wakefield died Thursday, December 31 at the Care One at Wilmington. Born in Boston on January 22, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Prospero and Nicolina (DiSalvo) Gargaro. Jennie was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School, Class of 1943. She later moved to Wakefield in 1952 where she raised her family....
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Philip C. Infurna

October 20, 1928 - December 30, 2015

Philip C. Infurna - Lynnfield On the evening of December 30, 2015, Phil passed away at Naples Community Hospital in Naples, FL as a result of complication associated with congestive heart failure. Phil was 87 years old. Phil Infurna was born in Boston, MA on October 20, 1928. He was the fourth child, of the late Rosina and Cosmo Infurna of Everett. Phil was raised in Everett and attended...
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George W. Ogar

November 24, 1918 - December 29, 2015

George W. Ogar, age 97 of Wakefield died Tuesday December 29 in Reading. Mr. Ogar was born in Boston, MA on November 24, 1918 and was raised in Dorchester. He was the beloved son of the late Walter J and Elizabeth (Slaven) Ogar. He was raised in Boston and was a graduate of Boston Latin High School, Class of 1936 and from the College of the Holy Cross in 1940. He later earned a Master's Degree in...
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Peter F. Brady, Jr.

June 23, 1964 - December 27, 2015

Atty. Peter F. Brady, Jr., a Boston based Attorney and lifelong Lynnfield resident died Sunday, December 27 in Lynn at age 51. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 23, 1964 and was the beloved son of the late Honorable, Peter F. and Mary L. (Gannon) Brady. Raised in Lynnfield, he was a graduate of Saint John's Preparatory School of Danvers in 1982, Boston College in 1986 and Suffolk...
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Geraldine "Gerry" Russell

March 30, 1923 - December 26, 2015

Geraldine "Gerry" (Findlay) Russell, 92, passed away at home on December 26, in the presence of her loving family, a day after Christmas—the holiday that she made magical for her family with her lovely decorations and beautifully hosted family events. Gerry was born in Wakefield, MA, on March 30, 1923, to the late Rose (Fox) Findlay and the late John Findlay, Jr. A lifelong resident of...
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Sean Benedetto Devine

February 1, 1966 - December 25, 2015

Sean Benedetto Devine, 49 of South Boston, formerly of Wakefield, passed away on Friday, December 25th. He was born in Melrose on February 1, 1966 and was the son of Belinda (Benedetto) Devine and the late Richard L. Devine. Sean was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1984. After high school, he attended Wentworth Institute. He was a resident of South Boston for the past 15...
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Barbara McLean

August 9, 1920 - December 24, 2015

Barbara McLean passed away on December 24, 2015 at the Bear Hill Nursing Home. In her son Scott's words: "She was the epitome of a "tough cookie," but she had a consistent value system full of grace and respect with never a hint of malice or envy. She was an advocate for peace and maintained mindful her entire life. She didn't possess a racist bone and was always generously putting other's...
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Jeanne Southmayd

January 4, 1942 - December 24, 2015

Jeanne Southmayd, 73 a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Thursday, December 24 at the Woburn Nursing Center. Born in Melrose, January 4, 1942 she was the daughter of the late Louis A. and Julia (Sawyer) Evangelista. Jeanne was a graduate of Nazareth Academy in Wakefield, Class of 1959. She was a very involved parishioner of St. Florence Church, where she was a member of the Ladies...
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Steven F. Rowe

January 12, 1989 - December 23, 2015

Steven F. Rowe, 26 of Wakefield passed away on December 23. He was born in Melrose on January 12, 1989. Steven was a lifelong Wakefield resident and a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 2007. He was a Veteran, and served with the United States Marine Corps in Afghanistan and Bahrain. Steven is survived by his wife Melissa M. (Paiva) Rowe and his daughter Riley M. Rowe. He was the...
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Gardner H. Lord

September 25, 1928 - December 23, 2015

Gardner H. Lord, 87 of Wakefield died December 23 at the E.N. Rogers Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford. He was born in Cambridge, MA on September 25, 1928 and was the son of the late Ernest and Marion (Fowler) Lord. Gardner was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1946. After high school, he went on to graduate from Bentley College in 1952. He was...
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Betty A. Murphy

February 4, 1924 - December 22, 2015

Betty A. Murphy, 91 of Lynnfield died Tuesday, December 22 at her home. Born in Somerville on February 4, 1924 she was the daughter of the late John and Julia (Clarke) Murphy. Ms. Murphy was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1941. She had been a Lynnfield resident since 1970. She had worked for the Boston Archdioceses in their accounting...
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David G. Merry

April 17, 1931 - December 22, 2015

David G. Merry, 84 of Reading died Tuesday, December 22 at the Windsor Place of Wilmington. Born in Boston on April 17, 1931 he was the son of the late William B. Corinne (Moran) Merry. David was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1950. Following graduation he joined the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge from Air Force he went to work for the B&M Railroad...
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Edward Blair Potter

April 1, 1927 - December 20, 2015

Edward Blair Potter, 88, of Lynnfield, passed away on December 20, 2015 at home. Edward was born in Bath, Maine to Elsie May [Blair] and Forrest Brewer Potter on April 1, 1927. He graduated from Morse High School in Bath and attended Eastern Nazarene College. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Lynnfield where he worked as a letter carrier for over 30 years. He was actively involved...
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Paul M. Sullivan, Jr.

April 16, 1967 - December 19, 2015

Paul M. Sullivan, Jr, 48, of Wakefield died on Saturday, December 19 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Boston on April 18, 1967 he was the son of Paul M. and Elaine M. (Ropple) Sullivan of Somerville. Paul was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1985 and had received two Associates Degree's from Bunker Hill Community College in Fire Science and Radiology...
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Elizabeth Joyce Gammons

August 21, 1952 - December 18, 2015

Elizabeth Joyce "Betsy" Gammons, 63, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2015. She was born on August 21, 1952 in Malden, MA to the late Gerald R. and Barbara D. Burton, formerly of Wakefield, MA. Betsy is survived by her beloved husband of 45 years, Stephen E. Gammons, a long-time resident of Conomo Point in Essex, MA, their four daughters: Daryl Gammons-Jones, of Redondo Beach, CA, Leah...
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Albert J. Lanzo

June 4, 1960 - December 17, 2015

Albert J. Lanzo, Jr. of Wakefield passed away on Thursday, December 17. Albert was born in Stoneham on June 4, 1960 and was the son of Albert J. Lanzo and Elvira B. (Bardoni) Civiello. Albert was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1979, and Wentworth Institute, Class of 1981. He was the owner of On Top Builders Corporation of Wakefield. He worked hard at his trade, and enjoyed...
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Doris P. Rufo

September 2, 1924 - December 16, 2015

Doris P. Rufo, 91 of Wakefield died Wednesday, December 16 at her home. Born in Wakefield on September 2, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Mildred (Mellett) Bishop. Mrs. Rufo was a lifelong Wakefield resident and graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1943. She had been a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Mrs. Rufo had a great love for her dogs. She was...
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Anita U Lenners

November 28, 1940 - December 16, 2015

Anita U. Lenners, 75, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, December 16 at the Kaplan Family Hospice house in Danvers. Born in Peabody on November 28, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Uno and Ellen (Anderson) Peura. Mrs. Lenners was a graduate of Peabody High School, Class of 1958. She was a retired Registered Nurse at J.B. Thomas Hospital in Peabody. Mrs. Lenners will be missed by all. ...
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Katherine "Janet" Miranda

September 22, 1936 - December 15, 2015

Katherine "Janet" Miranda Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother Katherine "Janet" Miranda a longtime resident of Wakefield passed away peacefully at the Sawtelle Hospice House on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the age of 79. Janet was the beloved wife and best friend of Richard "Dick" Miranda, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. She was the daughter of the late James and Katherine (Burns)...
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Dorothy "Dot" Green

December 7, 1920 - December 10, 2015

Dorothy (Dot) Frink Green passed away peacefully with her children at her side at the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a brief illness in Danvers, Massachusetts on December 10th at the age of 95. Her life was blessed with a loving marriage, good health and close family relationships. She was born into a good Republican family, in a house her grandfather built on Silver Street in Dover NH, on...
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Dorothea M Welling

November 22, 1917 - December 8, 2015

Dorothea Marie Welling, (Mc Causland) formerly of Wakefield, died on December 8 at the age of 98. Dottie was born on November 22, 1917 to a charismatic pharmaceutical salesman, Carl Enders and his beautiful Irish lass, Mamie Cahill. She spent her early years in Buffalo, NY under their tutelage, where they instilled in her a passion for life and the stamina she would need to conquer this world....
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Jane Perry Thayer Friedman

February 5, 1930 - December 6, 2015

A true daughter of Lynnfield, Jane Perry Thayer Friedman died at home, December 6, 2015. Most of Ms. Friedman's life was spent within two miles of the Lynnfield Meeting House, her mother, Donna Perry Thayer, having moved to Lynnfield in 1918 with her parents, Walter and Mary Perry, and her uncle Frank Perry. They farmed at 505 Main Street, selling poultry and eggs, and later operated an antique...
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Richard "Dick" J. Warchol

September 14, 1930 - December 5, 2015

Richard J. "Dick" Warchol, formerly of Wakefield, died peacefully at his Naples, Florida home on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the age of 85. Born on September 14, 1930, Dick leaves behind the love of his life, Barbara A. (Lynch), with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. He was the son of the late John J. and Irene M. (Carroll) Warchol. Dick was a long-time member of St. Joseph Parish. He attended...
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Josephine J. Zanotti

November 19, 1923 - December 5, 2015

Josephine J. Zanotti 92, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Saturday December 5, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Wakefield, she was the daughter of the late Corrado and Anita (Accolla) Mauceri. Josephine was a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1942. She was also a member of St. Florence Church and a member of the St. Florence Ladies Sodality. Josephine was the...
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Earl H. Christopher

June 15, 1931 - December 4, 2015

Earl H. Christopher, 84 of Nokomis FL, Formerly of Lynnfield and Wakefield passed away on December 4, 2015 at his home in Nokomis. Born in Wakefield, MA on June 15, 1931 he was the son of Vito and Ruth Christopher. Earl was raised in Wakefield with his brother Paul (deceased), sister's Jean (deceased), Lois and Ruthie. As a boy Earl took to running in road races, track and as a teenager...
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John M. Egan

January 21, 1981 - December 4, 2015

John Michael Egan, 34, died peacefully on December 4 after valiantly battling cancer. John was born on January 21, 1981 at Melrose Wakefield Hospital to his parents Paul F. and Patricia A. (Palmerino) Egan. John was raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield Memorial High School in 1999. He was an active member of the music department and played the trombone in the marching band and...
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Desiree R. Moore

November 7, 1983 - November 30, 2015

Desiree R. Moore, 32 died in Boston Medical Center Monday, November 30th. Born in Malden, November 7, 1983, she was the daughter of Theodore R and Lisa M (Ferullo) Moore of Andover. Desiree was a graduate of the Northeast Regional Vocational School in Wakefield, Class of 2002. She is a former customer service representative for Valvoline Instant Oil Change in North Reading. She enjoyed...
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Allan G. Calderwood

June 27, 1943 - November 30, 2015

Allan G. "Dukie" Calderwood was called home to Heaven on November 30, 2015 after a brief illness. Allen was born in Boston on June 27, 1943 to his beloved parents Allan and Catherine (Clark) Calderwood. Despite being born developmentally disabled and against the odds, Allan lived a full and happy life to the ripe old age of 72. He loved a good meal, especially hamburgers and french fries,...
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Eli P. Muise

May 7, 1929 - November 20, 2015

Eli P. Muise, 86, of Tewksbury formerly of Wakefield and Reading died Nov. 20, 2015 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. Born in Springhaven, Nova Scotia Canada on May 7, 1929 he was the son of Leon and Julienne (Frotten) Muise. Eli was raised in Canada. He had worked and was retired from BASF of Bedford and had previously worked for the Boston Stove Company of Reading. He...
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Martha C. Emerson

June 20, 1925 - November 19, 2015

Martha C. Emerson, 90, of Danvers Massachusetts passed away peacefully on November 19, 2015 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born in Lynn Massachusetts on June 20, 1925, to Charles W. and Phoebe F. (Miller) Lovett. She was the youngest of three children. Together with her brothers Miller and John, Martha grew up attending the United Methodist Church in Lynn. Martha graduated...
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Terry J. Janiak

May 16, 1951 - November 17, 2015

Terry Joseph Janiak, 64, of Derry, NH, formerly of Salem, NH, died on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at Parkland Medical Center, in Derry, NH, after a hard-fought, ten-year battle against cancer. In hospice care for his final days, Terry passed peacefully in his sleep. Born in Beverly, MA on May 16, 1951, he was the son of the late John and Betty (Riggs) Janiak. He was raised and attended...
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Thaditharayil M. Jacob

May 21, 1936 - November 15, 2015

Thaditharayil Mathew (T.M.) Jacob, son of the late T. Mathew and Annamma Mathew of Mumbai, India was born in Nasik, in the Maharashtra region of India on May 21, 1936. He graduated from Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute with a degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and worked at Greaves Crompton in Mumbai. In 1964, he immigrated to London, England and obtained a diploma in...
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Eva Codagnone

November 14, 2015

Codagnone, Eva of Wakefield. Age 90. Nov. 14 of complications from an injury. Formerly of E. Boston and Malden. Eva was a talented painter. She operated the Vogue Beauty Salon in Melrose for 25 years. She was predeceased by her brother Robert Codagnone & his wife Claire of Melrose and her two sisters; Edith Corbett & her husband Grafton of Wakefield and Bella Ruggiero & her husband Daniel of E...
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Velia Loffreda

December 12, 1935 - November 14, 2015

Velia Loffreda, 79 of East Boston died Saturday, November 14 at the Peabody Glenn Healthcare Center in Peabody. Born in Avellino, Italy on December 12, 1935, and was the daughter of the late Rocco and Grace (Mirra) Mirabella. Velia moved to the United States in 1954, and settled in East Boston. She enjoyed painting, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren. Velia was the...
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Richard P. Fotino

November 5, 1932 - November 7, 2015

Richard P. Fotino, 83 a Reading resident for the past 53 years died Saturday, November 7, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Wakefield on November 5, 1932 he was the son of the late Joseph and Carmella (Colantuonio) Fotino. Richard was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1952. He continued his education at Fitchburg State College where he earned his Bachelor...
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Amedio "Chico" Civiello

December 31, 1932 - November 6, 2015

Amedio "Chico" Civiello, 82, passed away November 6, 2015 at the Soldiers Home in Chelsea. Born in Lynn on December 31, 1932, he was the son of the late Amedio and Frances (Prezioso) Civiello. Mr. Civiello was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1950. He served in the U.S Navy, Stationed in San Diego, CA. He worked and retired from the Lynn Public Library and lived in...
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Nunzio P. Roberto

April 8, 1917 - November 6, 2015

Nunzio P. Roberto, 92 of So. Boston and formerly of Wakefield died Friday, November 6 in South Boston. Born in Wakefield in 1917 and was the beloved son of the late John J. and Mary (Santoro) and Amelia (Ippolito) Roberto. He had been a longtime Boston resident and had worked for the former L.B. Evans Shoe Company of Wakefield, the former Hotel Statler of Boston and the Gillette...
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Genevieve B. Hughson

June 11, 1932 - November 6, 2015

Genevieve (Jehu) Hughson, 83, known as Jean to family and friends joined her loving husband in eternal life on Friday, November 6, 2015, at Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Born in Somerville, Mass on June 11, 1932, she was the daughter the late David and Genevieve (Miller) Jehu. Jean moved from Somerville to North Reading when she was 8 years old where she enjoyed a fun, free spirited childhood...
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David M. Russell

January 11, 1944 - November 6, 2015

David M. Russell, 71, of Cape Ann died Friday, November 6 at the Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester. Born in Peabody on January 11, 1944 he was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Smith) Russell. Mr. Russell was raised in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody Tech. He had retired from General Electric in Lynn where he had worked as a machinist. Mr. Russell was a car enthusiast and...
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Rosemary Dwyer

June 30, 1943 - November 5, 2015

Rosemary (Twomey) Dwyer, of Wakefield, died peacefully on Thursday, November 5 surrounded by her family. Born in Lynn on June 30, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Maurice A. Twomey and Eleanor (Waters) Twomey. She was the beloved wife of Daniel F. (Dan) Dwyer, with whom she shared forty-eight years of marriage. A graduate of Lynn English High School and Salem State College, Rosemary...
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Robert E. O'Neil

July 1, 1920 - November 4, 2015

Robert E. O'Neil, 95, of Wakefield, Massachusetts passed away peacefully with family by his side on November 4th at the VA Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts. Bob was the husband of the late Mary "Lynn" O'Neil, who died on May 27, 2002. They were married for 59 years. Bob was born on July 1, 1920 at home in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. He was the son of the late J. Richard O'Neil, Sr. and...
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John T. "Jack" Coughlin

March 7, 1931 - November 4, 2015

John T. "Jack" Coughlin of Brookline formerly of Wakefield died on Wednesday, November 4 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Born in Melrose on March 7, 1931 he was the son of the late Francis and Evangeline (Hubbard) Coughlin. Jack was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1949. He was a retired hairdresser in Dover. Mr. Coughlin had served in the United States...
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Evelyn Rinn

October 7, 1923 - November 3, 2015

Evelyn (Scanlan) Rinn, 92 of Lynnfield formerly of Wakefield, died Tuesday, November 3 in Reading after a brief illness. Born in Malden on October 7, 1923 she was the daughter of the late John W. and Loretto (Kelley) Scanlan. Mrs. Rinn was a graduate of Chevrus High School in Malden as well as Burdett College in Boston. She had worked at the Malden Savings Bank, where she met her late...
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Michael Joseph Slazar

January 8, 1949 - November 3, 2015

Michael Joseph Slazar, 66 of Wakefield died Tuesday Nov. 3 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA. Born in Lynn on January 8, 1949 he was the son of the late Michael Joseph and Nettie (Bosley) Slazar and step son of the late Fred Goldstien. After graduating with his Masters from Salem State, Michael went on to teach the sciences in the Lynn Public School System for 35 years. On...
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Joseph L. Costa

May 26, 1929 - November 2, 2015

Joseph L. Costa, 86 of Wakefield died Monday, November 2 at Woodbriar of Wilmington. Born in Wakefield, MA on May 26, 1929 he was the son of the late Joseph Edward and Mary (Medeiros) Costa. Mr. Costa was a longtime Wakefield resident and was a devoted member of St. Joseph Church. He was a member of the parish's healing group. Joe was known in his neighborhood as the "Mayor of Cutter...
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Jameleh Shankhour

February 20, 1929 - November 1, 2015

Jameleh Shankhour, 86 of Wakefield died Sunday, November 1 at Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Damascus, Syria on February 20, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Hanna and Ellie (Sylivie) Boghos. Mrs. Shankhour moved to the US from Syria in 1978 to start a better life for her family. As a widow she courageously raised a family of 11 on her own. She enjoyed cooking for her family...
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Margaret M. Maguire

January 26, 1927 - October 29, 2015

Margaret M. Maguire, 88, a longtime Wakefield resident died Thursday, October 29 at Wingate at Reading. Born in Boston on January 26, 1927 she was the daughter of the late John J. and Margaret (McCusker) Carter. Mrs. Maguire was raised in Boston and was a graduate of Jamaica Plain High School. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1947 and was a devoted member of Saint Joseph Church. ...
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Harriet J. Woodworth

August 17, 1932 - October 27, 2015

Harriet J. Woodworth, 83 of Wakefield died Tuesday, October 27 in Danvers. She was born in Cambridge, MA on August 17, 1932 and was the daughter of the late Carlet L. and Myrtle R. (Littlejohn) Garland. Mrs. Woodworth was raised in Cambridge and had been an active member of the Grace Methodist Church of Cambridge while residing there. She had been a Wakefield resident for the past 40 years and...
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John J. Wall, Jr.

April 12, 1942 - October 26, 2015

John Joseph Wall, Jr. died in his home in Wakefield surrounded by his family on October 26, 2015, due to complications from brain cancer. He was 73 years old. Mr. Wall was born on April 12, 1942 in Oak Park, Illinois. He graduated from St. Procopius High School in 1960 and went on to receive a Bachelor's Degree in History from Loyola University in Chicago. In 1965, Mr. Wall entered the...
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John R. Spector

June 1, 1990 - October 24, 2015

John R. Spector, 25, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died after a long battle with drug addiction, on Saturday, October 24 in Boston. Born in Melrose on June 1, 1990, he was the son of John W. and Christine M. (Muise) Spector of Wakefield. John was raised and educated in Wakefield and enjoyed playing soccer as a youth. In addition to his parents, John is survived by his two brothers;...
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John Boghos

May 10, 1957 - October 23, 2015

John Boghos, 58, a well-known Wakefield native, died at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers, Mass surrounded by his family on October 23rd after a lengthy battle with early onset Alzheimer's. John was known best for his love for his family, his high energy level, an ability to always put a smile on your face and never losing touch of his childhood spirit. He had a passion for life, his...
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Paul D. Seabury

October 15, 1959 - October 23, 2015

Paul D. Seabury, 56, a lifelong Wakefield resident died Friday, October 23 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Melrose on October 15, 1959 he was the son of the late J. Roger and Janet (Wass) Seabury. Paul was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1977 as well as Northern Essex Community College. He was a member of St. Joseph Church and had been active in the Wakefield...
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Emogene Worthley

July 25, 1927 - October 21, 2015

Emogene Faye Worthley, 88, of Wakefield, died peacefully in her sleep in hospice at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Massachusetts on Wednesday, October 21. Born in Highland, Illinois on July 25, 1927, Emogene was the eldest of three daughters of the late Raymond and Elva Iberg. Raised in Highland, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri, Emogene ("Emmy") came to Wakefield as the bride of...
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Mary S. Manning

May 14, 1924 - October 21, 2015

Mary S. Manning, 91 of Lynnfield died on Wednesday, October 21 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Medford on May 14, 1924 she was the daughter of the late John and Ippolita Pellegrino. Mrs. Manning had worked for the Department of the Navy during World War II and attended the Academy of Moderne Finishing School. She was a longtime Lynnfield resident of 58 years residing...
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William B. Devine, Sr.

September 14, 1923 - October 19, 2015

William B. Devine, Sr., age 92 of Wakefield died peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, October 19, 2015. Born in Lynn, MA on September 14, 1923 he was the son of the late Patrick J. and Mary Ellen (Kelleher) Devine. William was born and raised in Lynn. For many years he had owned and operated the Pioneer Club in Lynn and had a band "Sandy and the Fabulites." He was inducted into...
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Ruth Elizabeth Watt

October 15, 2015

Ruth Elizabeth (Betts) Watt, age 93 of Peabody, formerly of Reading, died peacefully October 15, 2015. Beloved wife of 61 years to the late William H. Watt. Cherished mother of William G Watt and his wife Sally Ann, Lisbeth (Betsy) Watt and Amy V (Vickie) Watt and her husband, Peter Noel. Loving Grammy to William (Jay) Watt, Michael Watt, Julia Noel and Eden Hudson. Great grandmother to...
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Carol A. Drislane

November 11, 1941 - October 15, 2015

Carol A. Drislane, 73, of Lynnfield died on Thursday, October 15 at the Lynn Union Hospital. Born in Lynn on November 11, 1941, she was the daughter of the late William T. and Dorothy E. (Dwyer) Sheehan. Mrs. Drislane was a graduate of Lynn English High School and Essex Agricultural School of Nursing. She worked in the Intensives Care Unit at the former J.B. Thomas Hospital in Peabody. ...
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Suzanne A. Whitney

December 13, 1924 - October 15, 2015

Suzanne A. Whitney, 90 of Hudson, NH and formerly of Lynnfield, died Thursday October 15 surrounded by her family. Born in Beauvais, France on December 13, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Marie (Everard) Dizambourg. Mrs. Whitney was raised in France before moving to the United States in 1946. She had been a longtime Lynnfield resident and was a member of the Centre...
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Ann Marie McCallion

January 8, 1935 - October 13, 2015

Ann Marie McCallion, 80 of Wakefield, formerly of Woburn and Somerville, died Tuesday, October 13 at her home surrounded by family. Born in Cambridge on January 8, 1935 she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Nora (Fogarty) Foley. Mrs. McCallion was a graduate of St. Joseph School, Class of 1952. She was raised in Somerville and had been a longtime resident of Woburn before moving to...
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Mildred D. Confalone

May 10, 1924 - October 12, 2015

Mildred D. Confalone, 91, of Wakefield died on Monday, October 12 at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading. Born in Lynn on May 10, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Robert H. and Marion E. (Beckwith) Green. Mrs. Confalone was a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1942. She had been a Wakefield resident for the past 48 years. Mrs. Confalone was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church...
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Elizabeth "Betsy" Nolan

October 9, 2015

Elizabeth "Betsy" Nolan, 70, of Tucson, AZ and former longtime resident of Wakefield, MA, passed away on October 9, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with an extended illness. She was the Beloved daughter of the late Atty. Joseph J. Nolan and the late Ruth (Hale) Nolan. Betsy grew up in the Chapman Park neighborhood and attended the Montrose elementary school where her mother Ruth...
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Philip P. Buttiglieri

September 3, 1935 - October 8, 2015

Philip P. Buttiglieri Sr., 80, of Wakefield died on Thursday, October 8 at the Pilgrim Rehab and Nursing Center in Peabody. Born in Winthrop on September 3, 1935 he was the son of the late Frank P. and Carmela (Iovine) Buttiglieri. Mr. Buttiglieri was raised and educated in Everett and Revere and had been a Wakefield resident for the past 46 years. He was a retired truck driver for Cardinal...
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Alison Mavilia

May 14, 1974 - October 3, 2015

Alison Mavilia, 41, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a valiant battle with cancer. Born in Concord, MA on May 14, 1974 she was the daughter of Roberta J. Mavilia of Newburyport and the late Anthony Mavilia, Jr. Alison was a graduate of Wakefield High School where she was active in the drama club, cheerleading...
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Kathy J. Long

June 20, 1958 - October 2, 2015

Kathy J. (Owen) Long, 57 a resident of Wakefield died Friday October 2, at the Brigham & Women Hospital in Boston. Born in New York June 20, 1958 she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Dorice (Crosby) Owen. Kathy was a graduate of Wakefield High School 1976, and Endicott College class of 1978. Kathy was a long time Floral Designer for Parker Florist in Wakefield. She was a talented...
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Eugene W. Haas

April 6, 1928 - October 1, 2015

Eugene W. Hass, 87, of Wakefield died on Thursday, October 1st at Winchester Hospital. Born in Youngstown, Ohio on April 6, 1928, he was the son of the late Esmond and Flora (Bennet) Haas. Eugene was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School, NY and a graduate of the University of Michigan. After college, he served in the Navy during WWII. Eugene had been a Wakefield resident since 1960, and...
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James F Nagle

November 18, 1932 - September 27, 2015

James F. Nagle, 82 of Lynnfield died at his home on Sunday, September 27. Born in Cambridge, November 18, 1932 he was the son of the late Eugene F. and Ellen (Ahearn) Nagle. Jim was a graduate of Somerville High School class of 1950. He was a resident of Lynnfield since 1972. Jim was a Sheetmetal Worker and a member of the local 17 and a member of St. Maria Goretti Church. Jim is...
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