Celebrity Obituaries

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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

Marie J. Volpe

July 30, 1928 - December 12, 2017

Marie J. Volpe, age 89 of Reading and formerly of Wakefield and Stoneham, died December 12 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center after a long period of failing health. She was born in Wakefield, MA on July 30, 1928 and was the beloved daughter of the late Nicholas A. and Lena M. (Carbone) Frenzo. She was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. She worked for many years in...
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John P. Bandino

November 24, 1932 - December 10, 2017

John P. Bandino, 85, of Medford formerly of Wakefield and North Reading, died on Sunday, December 10 at the Atria Marland Place in Andover. Born in Boston on November 24, 1932, he was the son of the late Dominic and Angelina (Bellino) Bandino. Mr. Bandino was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1950 and Northeastern University and The Burdett School of Business, Class of 1953. He...
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Kenneth P. Matousek

March 28, 1953 - December 8, 2017

Kenneth P. Matousek, 64, of Lynnfield, died on Friday, December 8 at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. Born in Chicago on March 28, 1953, he was the son of the late Robert and Jean (Cooksey) Matousek. Kenneth was a graduate of Cathedral High School in Chicago, Class of 1971 and DePaul University in the Respiratory Program. He taught Medical Coding at the Salter School in Malden and...
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Thomas H. McKenna

December 6, 2017

Thomas H. McKenna of Wakefield, MA, 58, passed away suddenly and tragically, on December 6, 2017, as the result of a car accident. Beloved husband of Lisa J. (Dowley). Devoted and very proud father of Matthew, Michael and Alex, all of Wakefield. Loving son of the late Mary and Henry McKenna. Dear son–in-law of Nancy Dowley and George Dowley. Adored brother of Susan and Thomas Scott of...
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Frank A. "Sandy" Tredinnick, Jr.

July 26, 1921 - December 4, 2017

Frank A. "Sandy" Tredinnick, Jr., age 96, of Wakefield died Monday, December 4 at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody, MA. Born in Wakefield, MA on July 26, 1921 he was the son of the late Frank A. and Mary Louise (Hutchinson) Tredinnick. Mr. Tredinnick was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He then went on to receive degrees from Tufts University in 1943...
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Marion P. Edkins

September 11, 1925 - December 4, 2017

Marion P. Edkins, age 92 of Peabody and formerly of Lynnfield and Lynn died in Peabody on December 4 at age 92. She was born in Lynn, MA on September 11, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Erwin and Alice (Anderson) Peterkin. She was raised and later lived in Lynnfield where she was an active member of the Centre Congregational Church. She had worked for many years for General Electric of Lynn...
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Barbara M. Witham

August 23, 1939 - December 1, 2017

Barbara Witham, age 78, of Saugus died Friday, December 1 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a long and courageous battle with illness. Born in Cambridge on August 23, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Attilio and Mary (Guglietti) Donatio. Mrs. Witham grew up in East Cambridge where she was blessed to have the love and care of her parents as well as...
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Kenneth C. Alleca

April 25, 1947 - December 1, 2017

Kenneth C. Alleca, age 70, a lifelong Wakefield resident died Friday, December 1 at the Elmhurst Nursing Center in Melrose. Born in Wakefield on April 25, 1947 he was the son of the late A. Charles and Grace Maria (Terravecchia) Alleca. Ken was born and raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1965. He married shortly after high school and raised his...
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Thomas H. DeVeau, Jr.

November 7, 1935 - November 28, 2017

Thomas H. DeVeau, Jr., age 82, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Tuesday, November 28 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Wakefield on November 7, 1935 he was the son of the late Thomas H. and Josephine A. (Antonioli) DeVeau. Mr. DeVeau was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1953. He went on to work in the paving industry for 45...
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Raymond R. Casavant

November 12, 1928 - November 27, 2017

Raymond R. Casavant, 89, of Wakefield died on Monday, November 27 at the Northwood Rehabilitation Center in Lowell. Born in Winchendon on November 12, 1928, he was the son of the late Lucien and Loretta (Garneau) Casavant. Mr. Casavant was raised in Gardner and was a graduate of Gardner High School, Class of 1946. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Casavant had...
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Roger G. Maloney

January 25, 1938 - November 25, 2017

On November 25th, The Town of Wakefield has lost one of their greatest native sons. Roger Gerald Maloney passed away at the age of 79 after a lengthy illness. Roger was born in Wakefield January 25th, 1938, and was the beloved son of the late Walter and Helen Maloney. As a young boy, he grew up on Cedar Terrace, on the West Side, and attended the West Ward and St. Joseph's School. Roger...
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Joyce B. Bowman

March 11, 1940 - November 24, 2017

Joyce B. Bowman, age 77, of North Reading, died at her home on Friday, November 24 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Medford, MA on March 11, 1940 she was the daughter of the late Elery and Bessie (Phillips) McKeil. Joyce was raised in Medford and had worked as a hair stylist for Russell Edwards of Boston before opening her own shop in North Reading. She was an avid quilter...
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Joseph J. DiTrapano

October 7, 1923 - November 24, 2017

Joseph J. DiTrapano of Wakefield died Friday, November 24 in Melrose at 94 years of age. He was born in Malden, MA on October 7, 1923 and was the son of the late Angelo and Emanuella (Moreno) DiTrapano. Mr. DiTrapano was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School and later attended Northeastern University. He served as a Sgt. in the United States Army/Air Corp during W.W. II...
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William J. Formosi

May 21, 1934 - November 24, 2017

William J. Formosi, 83 of Lynnfield and a native of Everett died in Lynn on November 24, 2017. He was born in Everett on May 21, 1934 and was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Manotta) Formosi. He was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School where he was a standout in both Football and Baseball. He later attended and graduated from Boston University where he continued his...
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Thomas F. Markham, Jr.

July 18, 1933 - November 23, 2017

Thomas F. Markham, Jr., of Rye Beach, NH, formerly of Eliot, ME and Wakefield, MA died on November 23, in his residence after complications from a lengthy struggle with an ever debilitating Parkinson's disorder; the last month especially difficult. He was born in Lowell, MA on July 18, 1933 and was the loving son the late Thomas F. and Elizabeth (Tully) Markham. Tom, an avid boater and...
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Elizabeth Mary, "Liz" Stack

April 10, 1931 - November 20, 2017

Stack, Elizabeth Mary, "Liz", age 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, November 20, 2017. Liz was born and raised in Loughill, County Limerick, Ireland and in 1954 moved to the Bronx, NY where she spent most of her adult life before living in Lincroft, NJ and then Lynnfield, MA. After a career in the insurance industry Liz retired to devote herself to her favorite pastimes of...
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Carol Roberts Cooke

July 21, 1935 - November 20, 2017

Carol Roberts Cooke, 82, of Salem, NH, formerly of Lynnfield, MA, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Salem Woods in New Hampshire. An only child, Carol was born on July 21, 1935, and lived in Everett, MA until the age of six when she moved to Lynnfield, MA. She graduated from Wakefield High School in 1953, worked in business for several years, and graduated from Boston...
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Ian R. Jewell

October 28, 1999 - November 19, 2017

Ian R. Jewell, age 18, of Manchester, NH. died suddenly on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Ian was born in Melrose, MA on October 28, 1999 and was the beloved son of Robert W. Jewell, Jr. and Cynthia J. (Casazza) Jewell. Ian was an Honor Student in the senior class at Manchester Memorial High School. He was active in lacrosse and track. His other interests included his love of music, astronomy...
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Edward T. Burns

April 6, 1946 - November 18, 2017

Edward T. Burns, 71, of Wakefield died on Saturday, November 18 at his residence. Born in Medford on April 6, 1946, he was the son of the late John J. and Margaret M. (Walsh) Burns. Mr. Burns was raised in Malden and had been a Wakefield residence since 1986. He was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Northeastern University and had earned his Master's Degree in Business from Boston...
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Lawrence "Larry" Leroy Pierce

April 13, 1937 - November 18, 2017

Lawrence Leroy Pierce "Larry" of Wakefield MA, age 80 passed away peacefully on Saturday November 18, 2017 at Brigham and Women's Hospital with his loving family by his side. Larry was born on April 13, 1937 in Rockland, Maine. The son of the late Leroy Vernon Pierce and Albra Frances Stone Pierce. Larry was the beloved husband of Janice Lever (Preshong) Pierce for 35 years. He was the...
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Michael Palmerino

August 9, 1950 - November 16, 2017

Michael Palmerino, 67, of Wakefield, died on Thursday, November 16 at the Courtyard Nursing Center in Medford. Born in Winchester on August 9, 1950 he was the son of the late Michael D. and Anna M. (Faragi) Palmerino. Michael was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1968. He went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree from Northeastern...
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John J. Martinoli

June 6, 1943 - November 16, 2017

John J. Martinoli, of Wakefield, died on November 16 at the Winchester Hospital. He was born on June 6, 1943 and was the loving son of the late Albert and Ida (Magnano) Martinoli. John was a graduate of Revere High School class of 1961. He was a graduate of Boston State College, and received his Masters in Education from Cambridge College. John was a Wakefield resident for the past 25...
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Marilyn A. Relihan

December 26, 1933 - November 15, 2017

Marilyn A. Relihan, age 83, died Wednesday, November 15 at the Windrose Memory Care Center in Woburn with her family by her side. Born in Lowell, MA on December 26, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Harold and Alice (Nolette) Peabody. Mrs. Relihan was raised in Dracut and was a graduate of Dracut High School, Class of 1950. She had worked in retail sales at Cherry Webb & Touraine in...
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Marjorie L. (Coon) Cole

January 26, 1912 - November 14, 2017

MARJORIE L. (COON) COLE—BELOVED FIRST GRADE TEACHER at 105 YEARS of AGE Marjorie L. Coon Cole passed away peacefully on November 14, 2017 at Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA. Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, "Auntie Marge", teacher and friend, she was born on January 26, 1912. She lived through the Great Depression, Prohibition, and two World Wars. From ice boxes to the...
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Dominic "Dom" Radocckia

August 18, 1935 - November 12, 2017

Dominic "Dom" Radocckia, age 82, a lifelong Wakefield resident died Sunday, November 12 at his residence. Born in Wakefield on August 18, 1935 he was the son of the late John and Angelina (Bucciachia) Radocckia, recent immigrants to the United States from the Abruzzo region in Italy. Dominic was raised in Wakefield, working alongside his siblings on the family farm and in his father's...
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Grace "Betty" Gately McWade Stepasiuk

February 11, 1928 - November 11, 2017

Grace "Betty" Gately McWade Stepasiuk, 89, of Wakefield died on Saturday, November 11 at her residence. Born in Malden on February 11, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Martin J. and Grace (McKeever) Gately. Betty was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1945. She was a retired Office Manager for Keystone Batteries in Winchester. Betty was a daily communicate at St. Joseph...
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Ruth E. Carroll

July 22, 1918 - November 7, 2017

Ruth Elizabeth (Cooper) Carroll, age 99, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Tuesday, November 7 at the Daniels House in Reading. Born in Stoneham on July 22, 1918 she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Brickley) Cooper. Mrs. Carroll was a member of the first graduating class of St. Joseph's School in Wakefield and later graduated from Wakefield High School. She was also a...
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Marilyn Ann Torpey

November 24, 1934 - November 6, 2017

Marilyn Ann Torpey, age 82, of Wakefield, formerly of Somerville, died Monday, November 6 at her residence with her family by her side. Born in Boston on November 24, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred (Zarella) Faletra. Marilyn was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School. She had been a longtime Somerville resident, living in the area for...
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Daniele C. "Daniel" Loffreda

July 5, 1942 - November 5, 2017

Daniele C. "Daniel" Loffreda, age 75, of East Boston, died Sunday, November 5 at his home. Born in Isola Del Liri, Italy, on July 5, 1942, he was the son of the late Ernesto Loffreda and Domenica Palleschi. Daniel put great value in education and received his PhD in Economics from the University of Rome, an MBA from Babson College, and an MPA from Harvard University. Throughout his...
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Leo J. Zanotti

April 9, 1924 - November 4, 2017

Leo J. Zanotti of Wakefield, and a well-known member of the community died Saturday, November 4 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a period of failing health at 93 years of age. Leo was born in Boston on April 9, 1924 and was the son of the late Louis and Josephine (Brugolini) Zanotti. He was raised in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School. He was highly decorated...
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Lucille M. McLaud

October 11, 1931 - November 3, 2017

Lucille M. McLaud, age 86, of Lynnfield and formerly of Chatham, died Friday, November 3 at the Pilgram Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Peabody. Born in Lynn on October 11, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Lena M. (Cormier) Oak. Mrs. McLaud was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of St. Jean High School, Class of 1950. She had been a longtime Chatham resident before...
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Lorraine E. Fabiano

August 7, 1931 - November 2, 2017

Lorraine E. Fabiano, 86 of Stoneham, died on Thursday, November 2 at the Crestwood Nursing Center in Milford, New Hampshire. Born in Revere on August 7, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Mary E. (Conway) Roche. Mrs. Fabiano had been a Stoneham resident for over 40 years. She was a retired Registered Nurse and was a member of St. Patrick Church in Stoneham. Mrs....
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Frances L. Leonard

August 23, 1929 - October 29, 2017

Frances L. Leonard, 88 of Melrose died Sunday, October 29, at the Oostermans Rest Home in Wakefield. Born in Arlington, NJ on August 23, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Eliot B. and Gladys (Lawrey) Leonard. Frances was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1947. She went on to attend the Malden School of Business. She worked in the Clerical Department for General Electric in...
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William J. Oliphant

February 18, 1924 - October 29, 2017

William J. Oliphant, 93, a longtime resident of Wakefield and Naples, Florida, died October 29, 2017 at his residence in Wakefield. Born in Ontario, Canada on February 18, 1924 he was the son of the late William J. and Minnie (Ridley) Oliphant. Mr. Oliphant was raised in Ontario, Canada. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, School of Engineering and then...
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Shirley Ann Crocker Herrick

August 25, 1943 - October 25, 2017

Shirley Ann Crocker Herrick, age 74, of Rockport, formerly of Wakefield, died Wednesday, October 25 at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehab Center Gloucester. Born in Melrose on August 25, 1943 she was the daughter of the later Herbert R. and Sophie T. (Yazinka) Crocker. Shirley was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1961. She had worked as a Data Editor at...
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Anne M. Knight

October 29, 1926 - October 23, 2017

Anne M. Knight, age 90, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Monday, October 23, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Born in Wakefield on October 29, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Stamegna) Albani. Anne was raised in Wakefield and had attended St. Joseph School before going on to graduate from Wakefield High School. She was athletically inclined and was an...
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Regina M. Palmer

June 23, 1939 - October 22, 2017

Regina M. "Gina" Palmer, age 78, of Wakefield, formerly of Woburn, died Sunday, October 22 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Woburn on June 23, 1939 she was the daughter of the late Roy and Mary (Gentile) Croft. Gina was the beloved wife of the late John W. "Jack" Palmer. She was the loving mother of Mia Palmer and her husband Keith of Wakefield, Michael Palmer and...
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Richard "Dick" Miranda

December 20, 1931 - October 20, 2017

Richard R. "Dick" Miranda, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died peacefully at The Residence at Pearl Street in Reading on Thursday, October 19 surrounded by family, friends and love. Dick was the beloved husband and best friend of the late Janet (Casey) Miranda with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. Dick was the son of the late Michelina (Corleto) and Anthony Miranda. He was raised on...
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Ann S. Krzywicki (Buzun)

February 28, 1922 - October 16, 2017

Ann S. Krzywicki (Buzun), 95 of Wakefield, formerly of Saugus, peacefully passed away at home on Monday, October 16th. She was the loving wife of the late Stanley A. Krzywicki and the Gold Star wife of Staff Sergeant Frank M. Buzun (KIA 1945). Born in Lynn on February 28, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Ladislaus and Alexandra (Rutkowska) Toczydlowski. Employed as a seamstress for...
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Patricia C. Norris

July 15, 1939 - October 15, 2017

Patricia C. Norris, age 78, of Peabody, formerly of Lynnfield, died Sunday, October 15 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Boston, MA on July 15, 1939 she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lillian (Walsh) Messenger. Patricia was raised in Westwood and Revere, MA and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1957. She was also an Officer of the Maguire...
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Franklin S. "Frank" Cresta

November 2, 1985 - October 14, 2017

Franklin S. "Frank" Cresta, 31, of Wakefield, MA passed away unexpectedly at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA on October 14. Born in Melrose on November 2, 1985 to Tina (Fotino) Cresta and Vincenzo Cresta, both of Wakefield. Frank was a legend in his own right, a gentle giant, the unofficial mayor of Wakefield. It was front page news when Frank the Tank graduated Wakefield High...
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Virginia A. Zagarella

September 29, 1948 - October 13, 2017

Virginia A. Zagarella, age 69 of Wakefield died Friday, October 13, 2017 at her home after a long period of failing health. Virginia was born in Melrose on September 29, 1948 and was the daughter of the late Francis and Ann (Lennon) Bowman. She was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1966. She retired from the Metropolitan Bank of Melrose as...
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Albert J. Sabbatelli

April 2, 1932 - October 12, 2017

Albert J. Sabbatelli (b. Alberto Michele Sabbatelli) 85, loving father and grandfather of Wakefield passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 12. Born in New York City on April 2, 1932, he was the son of the late Michele and Carmela Sabbatelli née Sagliano of Campania Italy and later Queens, New York and brother of Angelo Sabbatelli of Massapequa, New York and Catolto Sabbatelli of...
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Dana S. Richardson

August 20, 1929 - October 8, 2017

Dana S. Richardson, 88 of Peabody formerly of Lynnfield died on Sunday, October 8 at the Kaplan Family Hospice house in Danvers. Born in Medford on August 20, 1929, he was the son of the late Berne and Agnes (Lunt) Richardson. Mr. Richardson was a graduate of Medford, High School, Class of 1948, New Hampton School, Class of 1949 and Wentworth Institute, Class of 1951. He had retired from...
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Wilbur T. Penniston

August 18, 1925 - October 7, 2017

Wilbur T. Penniston, 92 a longtime resident of Lynnfield died Sunday October 7, at the Salem Hospital. Born in Hooker, Oklahoma on August 18, 1925 he was the son of the late Theodore and Jennie (Gibson) Penniston. Wilbur was raised and educated in Glendale, CA, where he later enlisted and served in the United States Navy during World War II. Wilbur was retired from the former Eastern...
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Patricia A. Morrill

June 11, 1940 - October 7, 2017

Patricia A. Morrill, 77 of Wakefield formerly of Somersworth, New Hampshire, died on Saturday, October 7 at her residence. Born in Belmont on June 11, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Curtis and Eunice (Baker) Morrill. Mrs. Morrill had been a Wakefield resident for the nine years after many years residing in Somersworth, New Hampshire. She was a graduate of Belmont High School, Class...
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Virginia R. Miraglia

June 22, 1933 - October 5, 2017

Virginia R. Miraglia, 84, of Lynnfield died on Thursday, October 5 at the Meadow View Center in North Reading. She was born in Jay, Maine on June 22, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Leroy P. and Grace (Volpe) Gonnella. Virginia was a graduate of Jay High School in Jay, Maine. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and sister. She was known for her baking skills, and was also an avid...
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Woodrow W. "Bing" Potter, Jr.

May 12, 1945 - October 5, 2017

Woodrow W. "Bing" Potter, Jr. age 72 of Peabody and a former Wakefield resident died Thursday October 5 in Burlington. Bing was born in El Paso, TX on May 12, 1945 and was the son of the late Woodrow W. and Dorothy (Bishop) Potter. He was raised in the military and went on to graduate from Northeastern University where he received his degree in Accounting. He was President of Potter & Company...
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Rev. Barbara "Joy" Alderman

October 22, 1931 - October 4, 2017

Rev. Barbara "Joy" Alderman, age 85, of Beverly died Wednesday, October 4 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Joy was born in Salem on October 22, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Leon D. and Barbara (Trask) Alderman. Joy was raised in Beverly and had worked as a Registered Nurse for Boston Children's Hospital. She also graduated from the Baptist Missionary Training School...
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Annette M. Butler

August 17, 1929 - October 4, 2017

Annette M. Butler, age 88, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, died Wednesday, October 4 at her residence. Born in Boston on August 17, 1929, she was the daughter of the late George H. and Georgia V. (Cabral) McKenna. Annette was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School. She then went on to graduate from the Malden School of Business. A longtime Wakefield resident, Mrs....
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Maryann Pisaturo

September 14, 1931 - October 3, 2017

Maryann Pisaturo, age 86, of Wakefield formerly of Stoneham died on Tuesday, October 3 in Boston. Maryann was born in Boston on September 14, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Marian (Reppucci) Gelsomini. Maryann was born and raised in the West End of Boston and moved to Stoneham where she lived for many years before settling in Wakefield for the past 12 years. Following...
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Robert E. Foley

November 20, 1937 - October 3, 2017

Robert E. Foley, age 79, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Tuesday, October 3 at his residence. Born in Woburn on November 20, 1937 he was the son of the late Edward and Evelyn (Lundin) Foley. Mr. Foley was raised in Woburn and was a graduate of Keith Academy in Lowell. Having lived in Wakefield since 1962 he was very involved in the community. Mr. Foley was a town Constable for many...
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Catherine M. Carroll

June 16, 1929 - October 1, 2017

Catherine M. Carroll (Blais) 88, of Stoneham died peacefully at her home in Stoneham on Sunday October 1. Born in Boston on June 16, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Carl Sr. and Agnes (Keefe) Blais. Catherine was a graduate of Cathedral High School in Boston. Catherine worked for the Stoneham public schools for 19 years before her retirement. Catherine has been a resident of...
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Marilyn Eunice Bowen

July 5, 1928 - September 30, 2017

Marilyn Eunice Bowen (Anderson), 89 of Wakefield, MA passed away peacefully at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on September 30, 2017. Born in Melrose, MA on July 5, 1928, Marilyn was the daughter of the late J. Pauline (Shumway) & Randall T. Anderson. Marilyn was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1946. Marilyn grew up in Wakefield, where she was a Past Worthy Advisor for the...
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Wayne M. Lovell

January 6, 1966 - September 29, 2017

Wayne M. Lovell, 51, of Wakefield died suddenly on Friday, September 29 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Somerville on January 6, 1966, he was the son of Gerald and Jean (Devereaux) Lovell of Revere. Wayne was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1984. He served in the Army National Guard. He was an employee of MWRA and an active member of the Wakefield community serving...
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M. Eleanor Garvin

July 1, 1935 - September 24, 2017

M. Eleanor Garvin – September 24, 2017 Eleanor (McCarthy) Garvin, age 82, passed into eternal peace on Sunday at her favorite place, her home in Wakefield, MA. She leaves to mourn and celebrate her memory, her husband of sixty years and dearest friend, Laurence G. Garvin, daughters Maryann Uggerholt of Andover, Sheila Carter and husband Michael of Wilmington, Andrea Garbarino of Reading,...
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David C. Tyrell

November 13, 1929 - September 22, 2017

David C. Tyrell, 87, of Wakefield died Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. David was born in Boston on November 13, 1929 and was the son of the late John and Marguerite (Lavery) Tyrell. David was raised in East Boston and a graduate of B.C High School and later a graduate of Boston College. He also his earned his Master's Degree in Education from...
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Jodi (Guerrini) Muise

January 16, 1968 - September 21, 2017

Jodi (Guerrini) Muise, age 49, of Wakefield, MA, died on September 21, 2017 of cancer. Beloved wife of Charles A. Muise and mother of Brandon N. Muise. Jodi was raised in Saugus, MA and was a graduate of Saugus High School Class of 1986. She received an associates degree in Travel Tourism Management from Newbury College in 1989. She worked for East Boston Savings Bank for 10 years, Yankee...
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Stanley M. Kolinsky, Jr

December 5, 1943 - September 19, 2017

Stanley M. Kolinsky, Jr., 73, of Wakefield passed on Tuesday, September 19 at the Life Care Center in Stoneham. Born in Malden on December 5, 1943, he was the son of the late Stanley M. and Josephine E. (McCormack) Kolinsky. Stan was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1961 and served in the Army National Guard thereafter. He had retired from Local 534 the Boston Cement Finishers...
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Rosemary T. Carey

July 16, 1933 - September 17, 2017

Rosemary T. (McHugh) Carey, 84, of Simsbury, CT. and a former Lynnfield resident died Sunday September 17, 2017 at her residence. Rosemary was born in Peabody, MA on July 16, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Thomas F. and Ruth E. (Connelly) McHugh. Rosemary was the beloved wife of the late Norbert K. Carey. She was the loving mother of Elaine Leard and her husband John of Simsbury, CT...
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Cody D. Guttadauro

December 8, 1990 - September 17, 2017

Cody Guttadauro, 26, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born on December 8, 1990 in Exeter, N.H., the son of Paula (Ogden) and Steven Guttadauro. Cody graduated from St John's Prep in 2009, and would later graduate from Stonehill College with a Bachelor's in Political Science in 2013. Cody was survived by his parents Paula and...
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Robert L. Scribner, M.D.

September 16, 2017

Robert L. Scribner, M.D., age 91, of Salem, died Saturday, September 16 at Putnam Farm in Danvers. Robert was raised in Bangor, Maine and in 1944 graduated from John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor where he was the class Valedictorian and recipient of the Athletic Achievement of the Decade award. He then went on to attend the University of Notre Dame where he received his Bachelors in...
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Miriam M. Simmons

November 23, 1919 - September 15, 2017

Miriam M. Simmons, of Salem and a longtime Lynnfield resident died Friday September 15 in Salem at age 97. Mrs. Simmons was born in Somerville, MA on November 23, 1919 and was the daughter of the late Albert S. and Sarah (Drayton) Snow. She was raised in Winchester and was a graduate of Kendall Hall a private school in Peterborough, NH. While a Lynnfield resident she had been an active member of...
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Anna M. Granese

April 13, 1927 - September 12, 2017

Anna M. Granese, 90, of Wakefield died on Tuesday, September 12 at the Blaire House of Milford. Born in Wakefield on August 13, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Rocchina (DeFelice) Granese. Ms. Granese was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1944. She was employed as a secretary for Simpson Inc. of Boston and American Mutual Insurance Company. Ms. Granese was a...
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Ronald P. Martin

October 1, 1933 - September 12, 2017

Ronald P. Martin, 83 of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, September 12th at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Everett on October 1, 1933, he was the son of the late Albert S. and Margaret M. (Marsh) Martin. Mr. Martin was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1951. He went on to Boston University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in...
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Robert J. Nohelty

April 6, 1953 - September 11, 2017

Robert J. Nohelty, 64, of Wakefield, formerly of Lynn died suddenly on Monday, September 11, 2017 in Tallahassee, FL. Robert was born in Lynn, MA on April 6, 1953 and was the son of the late Robert A. and Dora A. (Fortucci) Nohelty. Robert was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School and later a graduate of Salem State College. He was a resident of Wakefield for...
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Jacqueline E. Herook

November 9, 1931 - September 10, 2017

Jacqueline E. Herook, age 85, of Haverhill, a former resident of Wakefield and Reading, died Sunday, September 10 in Haverhill. Born in Melrose on November 9, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Donald P. and Doris (Eaton) Ilsley. Mrs. Herook was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1949. She later made her home in Wakefield and then Reading for many...
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Frances K. Lawrence

February 21, 1937 - September 10, 2017

Frances K. Lawrence, 80, of Wakefield, died on Sunday, September 10 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Natick on February 21, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Lizotte) Kane. Mrs. Lawrence was a graduate of Wayland High School, Class of 1953 and Framingham State College, Class of 1957. She had retired as an accountant from the Xenon Corporation in Woburn and had also...
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James Vangelder

August 8, 1955 - September 4, 2017

James Vangelder, 62, of Lynnfield passed on September 4, 2017 surrounded by loving family. Born in Melrose on August 8, 1955, to John and Irene Vangelder, Jim attended Lynnfield Public Schools where he pitched for the high school baseball team. He enjoyed participating in the Order of Demolay and he was proudly named a Master Councilor of the Lynnfield Chapter. He also attended North Shore...
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Robert G. McNall

April 2, 1929 - September 4, 2017

Robert G. McNall, 88 of Stoneham, formerly of Reading died Monday September 4, at the Kaplan House in Danvers. Robert was born in Lawrence on April 2, 1929 and was the son of the late William and Grace (Holland) McNall. Robert was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1946 and later attended Northeastern University. He retired as an engineer for B & M railroad and later Amtrak....
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Winifred H. Ledoux

May 29, 1936 - August 31, 2017

Winifred Helen "Winkie" Ledoux, age 81, of Wakefield, formerly of Stoneham, died Thursday, August 31 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Melrose on May 29, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Frederick H. and Helen E. (Logan) Abbott. Winkie was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1953. She loved her family and her friends, and especially...
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Emily A. Bumstead-Gagnon

January 14, 1962 - August 29, 2017

Emily A. Bumstead-Gagnon, 55, of Wakefield died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 29 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Boston on January 14, 1962, she was the daughter of the late Robert M. and Lou Ann (Neth) Bumstead. She was raised in Wakefield and was a 1980 graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School. Ms. Bumstead-Gagnon retired as a consultant from New England Financial Services...
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Lois D. Arthur

February 16, 1941 - August 29, 2017

Lois D. Arthur, age 76, of Wakefield, died Tuesday, August 29 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Worcester on February 16, 1941 she was the daughter of the late Iver and Harriett (Downing) Laine. Mrs. Arthur was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1958 and later from the University of Rhode Island in 1962. She had obtained her Bachelor's Degree in...
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Lawrence R. White

May 3, 1942 - August 28, 2017

Lawrence R. White, 75, of Wakefield died on Monday, August 28 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Lynn on May 3, 1942, he was the son of the late John W. and Dorothy V. (Anderson) White. Mr. White was a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1961. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Mr. White was a retired Lieutenant for the Saugus Fire...
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Richard C. Hamilton

March 21, 1930 - August 26, 2017

Richard C. Hamilton, 87 of Wakefield died August 26 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Hamilton was born in Pittsburgh, PA on March 21, 1930 and was the son of the late William and Anna (Carney) Hamilton. He was raised in Pittsburgh and later served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Mr. Hamilton was a retired accountant for Airco Industrial Gases and later from Northeast...
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Diana E. Murphy

October 22, 1995 - August 23, 2017

Diana E. Murphy, age 21, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, August 23 peacefully at home after a lifelong heroic battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Diana was born in Winchester, MA on October 22, 1995 and was the beloved daughter of Kimberly K. (Ward) Murphy and the late Richard D. Murphy. Diana was a resident of Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 2014 and she later...
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Rudolph A. Feudo

December 24, 1925 - August 23, 2017

Dr. Rudolph A. Feudo, 91, of Haverhill, formerly of Lynnfield died on August 23, 2017. Born in East Boston on December 24, 1925, he was the son of the late James and Angelina M. (DiPietro) Feudo. Dr. Feudo was a graduate of East Boston High School, Newman Prep, Suffolk University and Boston University. He was a proud World War II Navy Veteran. Dr. Feudo was a former biology teacher at...
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Marvin H. Levine

June 9, 1944 - August 23, 2017

Marvin H. Levine, 73 of Wakefield formerly of Woburn died at his home Wednesday August 23. Born in Albany, New York June 9, 1944 he was the son of Adele (Sheber) Levine and the late Leonard Levine. Marvin was a graduate of Albany Academy in New York, and Union College in Schenectady, New York. He served in the Army during the Vietnam Era. Marvin was currently working as a Sales...
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Richard A. Harrington

February 26, 1953 - August 22, 2017

Richard A. Harrington, 64 of Wakefield died Monday, August 22 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Mr. Harrington was born in Boston, MA on February 26, 1953 and was the beloved son of the late George and Evalen (Chalmers) Harrington. He was raised in Wellesley and was a graduate of Wellesley High School, Class of 1971 and later from Nichols College. He had been a Wakefield resident for 41 years...
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Chesley "Chet" Vail

April 12, 1930 - August 22, 2017

Chesley "Chet" Vail, age 87, of Lynnfield, died Tuesday, August 22 at the Sutton Hill Center in North Andover. Born in Somerville on April 12, 1930 he was the son of the late Alexander C. and Alice C. (Gillingham) Vail. Chet was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School and then went on to Burdett Business School. He had worked in the banking industry for many...
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Claire Marie Stevens

July 13, 1933 - August 21, 2017

Claire Marie Stevens, age 84, of Wakefield, formerly of Danbury, NH died peacefully on Monday, August 21 surrounded by her children at her residence. Born in Melrose on July 13, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Joseph F. Cassidy, Sr. and Mary E. (Regan) Cassidy. Mrs. Stevens was raised in Wakefield and had attended St. Joseph School and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, where...
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Lillian Joan Raffael

March 19, 1927 - August 21, 2017

Lillian Joan Raffael, age 90, of Wakefield died Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Lillian was born on March 19, 1927 in Wakefield and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Angela (Pizzano) Capone. Lillian was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a member of St. Florence Church, the Italian Club, the Red Hat Society, and the Crystal Community Club. She had worked...
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Timothy Shawn Hourihan

August 22, 1970 - August 20, 2017

Timothy Shawn "Timmy" Hourihan, age 46, died August 20 at his residence. Born in Melrose on August 22, 1970 he was the son of Linda (Canty) Hourihan and Thomas Hourihan. Timmy was raised in Wakefield on the West Side and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1988. Following high school, he had gone to work at Jack's Custom Woodworking for many years and most recently as a...
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Lee B. Marston

June 17, 1943 - August 17, 2017

Lee B. (Marshall) Marston, 74, of Fitchburg died Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Leominster Hospital. Lee was born on June 17, 1943 in Winchester and was the daughter of the late Beatrice Meuse and the stepdaughter of the late Leroy F. Meuse. Lee was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. She served 8 years in the United States Army attaining the rank of Sergeant...
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Ann S. Bishop

August 13, 2017

Ann S. Bishop, of Lynnfield died on Sunday, August 13 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Formerly of Wilmington, Ann had been a Lynnfield resident for over 44 years. Mrs. Bishop spent 25 years of her life as a Real Estate professional in the towns of Winchester and Lynnfield. Beloved wife of 62 years of the late Frank R. Bishop, a decorated World War II Veteran. Devoted...
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Robert P. Testa

September 8, 1937 - August 13, 2017

Robert P. Testa, age 79, of No. Reading, formerly of Wakefield and Stoneham, died Sunday, August 13 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading with his family by his side. Born in Boston on September 8, 1937 he was the son of the late Carmine and Mary (Randolph) Testa. Mr. Testa was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1956. He then enlisted in the...
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Mary Paone

December 1, 1924 - August 12, 2017

Mary Paone, age 92, of Wakefield, died Saturday, August 12 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Born in Boston on December 1, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Euplio and Lucia (Cuoco) Rinaldi. Mrs. Paone was a graduate of Girls High School in Boston, Class of 1942. She had been a long time Wakefield resident, moving to the area in 1956. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish. ...
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Eleanor Doris Scribner

November 27, 1925 - August 11, 2017

Eleanor Doris Scribner, age 91, died Friday, August 11 at Putnam Farm in Danvers. Born in Bangor, ME on November 27, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Veronica M. (Budweitis) Prusaitis. Mrs. Scribner was raised in Bangor, where she graduated High School with Honors. Prior to her marriage, she had worked as the Assistant to the Clerk of the City of Bangor. She and her...
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Muriel Ann Holleran

November 5, 1936 - August 9, 2017

Muriel Ann Holleran, age 80, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Muriel was born in Boston on November 5, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Dr. John H. Holleran and Muriel (Desousa) Holleran. Muriel was raised in Wakefield and was a longtime Wakefield resident. She was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy and also from Boston College School of...
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Zynek J. "Joe" Zagaja

November 18, 1919 - August 7, 2017

Zynek, J. Zagaja "Joe", 97, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Monday morning at the Carlton Willard Nursing Facility of Bedford. Born in Wakefield on November 18, 1919, he was the son of the late Joseph and Waleria (Gorska) Zagaja. Joe was a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1937. He served in the army during World War II. He received a citation from Major General Alexander...
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Martha E. Foley

March 30, 1944 - August 4, 2017

Martha Ellen (Burgess) Foley, 73, of York, Maine died at her residence on August 4, 2017. Martha was born in Melrose on March 30, 1944 and was the daughter of the late John W. and Alice M. (Reynolds) Burgess. Martha was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1962 and was a longtime resident of Wakefield before moving fulltime to York, Maine in 2009 so she could enjoy the beach year...
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Richard D. Simmons

May 20, 1922 - August 2, 2017

Richard D. Simmons, 95, of Salem formerly of Lynnfield died at his residence on August 2, 2017. Richard was born in Fall River on May 20, 1922 and was the son of the late Richard and Florence (Taggart) Simmons. Richard was raised in Winchendon and was a graduate of Murdock High School of Winchendon. Following High School he enlisted in the US Army and served as 1st lieutenant from 1943...
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Kathleen A. Devlin

February 9, 1953 - July 29, 2017

Kathleen A. Devlin---- of Newbury MA., formerly of Wakefield, MA, daughter of the late James and Doris (King) Devlin. Kathy was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1971 and the Andover School of Business class of 1973. Kathy was an active member of PAWS of Wakefield, MA for the past 15 years. As a member she wore many hats including managing booths at events, volunteering at spay...
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Florence S. Surette

September 17, 1934 - July 29, 2017

Florence S. Surette (DeLuca) of Wakefield, passed away on Saturday, July 29 surrounded by her loving family. Born in East Boston on September 17, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Anthony DeLuca and Dorothy (Lane) Benoit. Predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years, Richard P. Surette, she leaves behind five children: Catherine Worthley and her husband Thomas of Higganum, CT; Peter...
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Pauline A. "Polly" Berggren

August 16, 1929 - July 28, 2017

Pauline "Polly" A. Berggren, 87, of Wakefield, died on Friday, July 28 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham. Born in Wakefield on August 16, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Mary C. (McGrath) Gammons. Polly was a lifelong resident of Wakefield. She was a graduate of Wakefield High School and worked for Wakefield Insurance Agency and Joseph A. Curley Insurance Agency...
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Banks David Hill

November 18, 1948 - July 25, 2017

Banks David Hill, age 68, died Tuesday, July 25 at his residence. Born in Wakefield on November 18, 1948 he was the son of the late Joseph and Ruth (Lessor) Hill. David was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Austin Cate Academy in Strafford, New Hampshire, Class of 1966. He was a member of the West Side Social Club in Wakefield and had worked at American Mutual, The Wakefield Item,...
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John F. Fitzpatrick

May 22, 1929 - July 25, 2017

John F. Fitzpatrick, age 88, of Venice, Florida formerly of Wakefield, passed away Tuesday, July 25 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. He had recently moved back to Wakefield and was residing at his son Steven's home for the past few months with the intentions of staying in his hometown of Wakefield permanently. Born in Wakefield on May 22, 1929. John was raised and educated in...
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Kelly Ledoux-Walsh

June 19, 1996 - July 24, 2017

Kelly Ledoux-Walsh died unexpectedly on Monday, July 24 at her home. She was just 21 years old. Born in Melrose on June 19, 1996 she was the beloved daughter of Sean M. Walsh and Kathy H. Ledoux-Walsh. Kelly was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 2014, where she was a member of the Cross Country and indoor and outdoor track teams. Kelly was a four...
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Kathleen Marie French

December 27, 1957 - July 24, 2017

Kathleen Marie French, 59, of Litchfield, New Hampshire, formerly of Wakefield died on Monday, July 24 at the Aurora Senior Living of Derry. Born in Everett on December 27, 1957, she was the daughter of the late William R. and Margaret M. (Sullivan) Connors. Kathleen was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1975 and had received her Associates Degree from Merrimack College. She...
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William J. Clark, Jr. M.D.

June 3, 1921 - July 22, 2017

Clark, William ("Bill") J., Jr. M.D., Age 96, formerly of Lynnfield and Scituate, Massachusetts, died peacefully on July 22nd at home in Danvers. Son of the late William J. Sr and Julia (Graham) Clark and brother to the late Rev. Graham S. Clark, he was born in White Plains NY on June 3, 1921 and raised in Scarsdale, NY. One of Bill's most memorable accomplishments growing up was his...
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