Celebrity Obituaries

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

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Our Obituaries

Eleanor F. Lawrence

June 30, 1938 - February 23, 2015

Eleanor F. Lawrence, 76 a lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully February 23rd, at the Meadow View Center in North Reading, after a brief illness. She was born on June 30, 1938, the daughter of the late G. Elmer and Marion (Spencer) Ring. She was the retired bookkeeper for Barnard Die Inc. of Wakefield where she worked for over twenty five years. Ellie was raised in...
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F. Harold Meuse

July 25, 1929 - February 23, 2015

F. Harold Meuse, 85 of Wakefield died Monday, February 23 at the E.N. Rogers Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford. Mr. Meuse was born in Wakefield on July 25, 1929 and was the son of the late Augustus and Anna (Muise) Meuse. He was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1948 and later served in Korea and was a member of the U.S. Army, First Cavalry Division and served from 1948-1952...
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Eric J. Johnston

June 15, 1986 - February 22, 2015

Eric J. Johnston, 28, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Sunday, February 22. Born in Malden on June 15, 1986, he was the son of Kevin J. and Ruth A. (Marks) Johnston. Eric was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 2005. He was a self- employed tile setter. In addition to his parents, Eric is also survived by his beloved wife Jillian (D'Agostino) Johnston, his sister Kimberly...
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Dean H. Philbrick

September 17, 1931 - February 20, 2015

DEAN H. PHILBRICK, born September 17, 1931, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, Massachusetts, died on February 20, 2015 at the age of 83. He was the son of Arthur A. Philbrick and Ina Pearl Hartshorn of Wakefield and the brother of the late Burton P. Philbrick. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Barbara (Walsh). They are the parents of four children: Susan Celikmen of North Andover; Donna...
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Brian Dale

February 17, 2015

Brian Dale of Peabody formerly of Lynnfield died on Tuesday, February 17 at the Aviv Centers for Living. Born in Yorkshire, Northern England in 1930, Dr. Dale was the son of the late Herbert and Isabel (Thirkettle) Dale. He graduated from High School with a full scholarship to the University of London, King's College, obtaining his first degree with Honors and continued on to earn a PhD in...
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Mary E. Lembo

July 14, 1922 - February 17, 2015

Mary E. Lembo, 92 of Somerville died Tuesday, February 17 in Cambridge. She was born in Wakefield on July 14, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Florindo and Rose (Lepore) Colucello. Mrs. Lembo was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. She had been a Somerville resident since 1947, where she had been a member of the Zonta Club of Somerville. She was retired from...
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Paula J. Coleman

August 22, 1947 - February 16, 2015

Paula J. Coleman, 67, of Lynnfield died on Monday, February 16 at the Grosvenor Park Nursing Center in Salem. Born in Worcester on August 22, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Timothy J. and Helen G. (Wall) Flaherty. Mrs. Coleman is survived by her son Sean T. Coleman of Lynnfield, her daughter Shannon L. Coleman-Menges and her husband David of PA and her granddaughter Mara M. Menges...
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Madeline Marie Colwell

December 22, 1953 - February 16, 2015

Madeline Marie Colwell, 61 of Peabody formerly of Wakefield, died Monday, February 16 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Bradock, Pennsylvania on December 22, 1953 she was the daughter of the late Francis W. and Elizabeth (Williams) Hinerman. Madeline was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1971. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident before moving to...
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Nancy E. Stackhouse

February 26, 1959 - February 16, 2015

Nancy E. Stackhouse, age 55 of North Andover and formerly of Wakefield died Monday February 16. Nancy was born in Melrose on February 26, 1959 and was the daughter the beloved daughter of Arthur D. Stackhouse of Wakefield and the late Ruth E. (Donahue) Stackhouse. Nancy was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1977 and later graduated from the Bunker Hill Community College. Nancy served...
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Lucille B. McCarron

October 28, 1928 - February 16, 2015

Lucille B. McCarron, 86 of Lynnfield formerly of Wakefield, died Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House. Born in Lowell on October 28, 1928 she was the daughter of the late William and Therese (Lauziere) Berard. Mrs. McCarron was raised in Lowell and was a graduate of Lowell High School as well as Salem State Teachers College. She received two Master's Degrees from...
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Rose M. McManus

March 3, 1920 - February 15, 2015

Rose M. McManus, 94, of Wakefield and Vero Beach, Florida, died on Sunday, February 15 at the Newfield House in Plymouth. Born in Framingham on March 3, 1920 she was the daughter of the late Jerome R. and MaryAnn (O'Connell) White. Mrs. McManus was a graduate of Our Lady of the Assumption High School in Wellesley and Mrs. Faye Secretarial School in Boston. She had been a Wakefield resident...
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Beverly M. Reilly

September 26, 1948 - February 15, 2015

Beverly M. Reilly, 66, of Wakefield, died on Sunday, February 15 at her residence. Born in Somerville on September 26, 1948 she was the daughter of the late William R. and Alyce (Hamilton) Bain. Mrs. Reilly was a graduate of Somerville High School, Boston State College and had received her Master's degree in education from Leslie College. She had taught elementary school in the Somerville...
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Judith A. Wiswall

July 20, 1941 - February 14, 2015

Judith A. Wiswall, a longtime resident of Lynnfield, died February 14 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Lynn on July 20, 1941 she was the daughter of the late William T. and Dorothy M. (Rockett) Birchenough. Judith attended St. Mary's High School in Lynn. She was a graduate of Catherine Labouré School of Nursing and was the first pediatric nurse practitioner in Massachusetts...
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William F. Hausrath

January 22, 1931 - February 13, 2015

William Frederic Hausrath, age 84, of Wakefield, Massachusetts, died from a fall on February 13, 2015. He was married to the late Agnes Hausrath and they had no children. He is the only child of Frederic W. and Bertha Hausrath. He grew up in Michigan and Massachusetts. Mr. Hausrath was a graduate of Clark University and Columbia University. He had a life-long career at General Electric. ...
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Phyllis Kenney Anthony

July 29, 1925 - February 12, 2015

Phyllis Kenney Anthony, a longtime Wakefield resident, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in Amherst, MA. She was born in Providence, RI on July 29, 1925 to the late Havena (Hopkins) Kenney and Gordon B. Kenney. She graduated from Cranston RI High School and received an Associate Degree at Lasalle Jr. College in Newton, MA. Phyllis worked as a secretary at Brown University, M.I.T....
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Helen M. Luciano

December 3, 1920 - February 11, 2015

Helen M. Luciano, 94, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, February 11 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield. Born in Malden on December 3, 1920 she was the daughter of the late Rosario and Mary (Gennetti) Marinelli. Mrs. Luciano was a long time Wakefield resident. She was raised in Malden. Mrs. Luciano was a member of St. Florence Church and a member of the St. Florence Lady Sodality. ...
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Muriel C. Todd

September 12, 1917 - February 10, 2015

Muriel C. Todd, age 97 of Wakefield, died February 10, 2015 in California. Mrs. Todd was born in Arlington, MA on September 12, 1917 and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Doughty) Law. Mrs. Todd was raised in Arlington and was a graduate of Arlington High School. She worked in Special Education in Wakefield and was member of the First Baptist Church. For 60 years she had...
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Jennie R. Strogilis

August 29, 1914 - February 8, 2015

Jennie R. Strogilis, age 100 of Stoneham died February 8 in Wakefield. She was born on August 29, 1914 and was the daughter of the late Donald and Angelina (Nutile) Orsillo. Mrs. Strogilis was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. She was a member of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of Woburn. She had worked for the former Woolworth's Department...
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Kenneth J. Fahey

January 4, 1919 - February 6, 2015

Kenneth J. Fahey, age 96, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on February 6. Beloved husband for 62 years of June (Kelleher) Fahey. Loving father to eight children – John and his wife Elise of Medford, James of Stoneham, Paul and his wife Kathleen of Campbell CA, Robert and his wife Juli of Wakefield, David and his wife Alice of Wilmington, Janet (Fahey) Rice and her husband Gregg of Groveland...
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Lillian A Teixeira

January 17, 1932 - February 1, 2015

Lillian A. Teixeira, 83, of Wakefield died on Sunday, February 1 at the Wingate of Reading. Born in Wakefield on January 17, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Lillian (LeBlanc) Blatz. Mrs. Teixeira was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1949. She is survived by her husband William A. Teixeira, her two sons; William A....
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Alan D. Dingle

February 16, 1951 - January 30, 2015

Alan D. Dingle, 63 of Wakefield died Friday, January 30 in Tewksbury. Born in Melrose on February 16, 1951 he was the son of the late Norman A. and Margaret (Cundy) Dingle. Alan was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1969; he then graduated from Boston State College in 1973. Alan was a member and Past President of the West Side Social Club and was also a...
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A. Brooks Russell

February 14, 1930 - January 29, 2015

A. Brooks Russell, 84 of Wakefield died Thursday, January 29 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Melrose on February 14, 1930 he was the son of the late Clifford and Madge (Millar) Russell. Mr. Russell was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1948. He later attended the Bishop Lee School of Theater and apprenticed as an actor at the...
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Vaughn Charles Zulalian

March 11, 1923 - January 27, 2015

Vaughn Charles Zulalian (Vahan) of Lynnfield, born March 11, 1923, was the son of the late Enofk and Rose (Donabedian) Zulalian. He passed away peacefully at home in the early morning surrounded by his loving family. Raised in Revere, Mr. Zulalian served in the Navy during World War II as an Aviation Electrician's mate. During this time, he and his sister gave their father a donkey as a gift;...
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Ethel A. (Hagen) Driscoll

December 22, 1912 - January 24, 2015

Ethel A. (Hagen) Driscoll, 102, of Wakefield Mrs. Ethel A. (Hagen) Driscoll, 102, of Wakefield, died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at her home, surrounded by loved ones. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Driscoll II, with whom she celebrated over 50 years of marriage. Mrs. Driscoll was born December 22, 1912 in Malden. She was the daughter of the late Arne and Christine Hagen. Raised...
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Pansy M. Manzella

April 1, 1916 - January 24, 2015

Pansy M. Manzella, 98, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Saturday January 24 in Wilmington, MA. B Born in Wakefield on April 1, 1916 and was the daughter of the late Sabatino and Maria (Grazia) Quinzio. Mrs. Manzella was a graduate of Wakefield High School. She had worked for the L.B. Evans Shoe Company of Wakefield and had also worked at Santoro's Sub Villa of Saugus. She had been a...
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Anthony J. Puopolo, Jr.

May 14, 1932 - January 23, 2015

Anthony J. Puopolo, Jr., 82, of Wakefield died Friday, January 23 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Malden on May 14, 1932 he was the son of the late Anthony J. and Margaret (Peleo) Puopolo. Mr. Puopolo was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1950. He then served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict. He had worked for the Malden Evening News and was...
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Deborah A. Kosian

March 28, 1957 - January 22, 2015

Deborah A. Kosian, 57 of Peabody and formerly of Lynnfield, died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Salem Hospital. Born in Ipswich on March 28, 1957 she was the daughter of the late George and Gloria (Sproul) LeBlanc. Deborah was raised in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1975. She had been a Peabody resident since 2007. Most recently she had worked as a legal...
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Eveline R. Whelchel

December 27, 1923 - January 22, 2015

Eveline R. Whelchel, 91, of Wakefield died on Thursday, January 22 at the Golden Living Elmhurst in Melrose. Born in Boston on December 27, 1923 she was the daughter of the late George and Helen (Meehan) Laundry. Mrs. Whelchel was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1963. Mrs. Whelchel was a member of the Emmanuel...
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Helen M. Urgilevitch

July 3, 1933 - January 21, 2015

Helen M. Urgilevitch, 81, of Wakefield formerly of Revere died on Wednesday, January 21 at her residence. Born in Somerville on July 3, 1933 she was the daughter of Daniel and Catherine (McKinnon) Meehan. Mrs. Urgilevitch was a graduate of St. Catherine High School, Class of 1950. She had retired from the Public Health System in Jamaica Plain as a Secretary. Mrs. Urgilevitch had been a...
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Robert L. Woodworth

May 4, 1930 - January 21, 2015

Robert L. Woodworth, 84 of Wakefield and formerly of Allston died January 21 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Maine on May 4, 1930 and was the son of the late Theodore R. and Ethlyn (Huden) Woodworth. Mr. Woodworth was raised in Maine and later made his home in Allston. He had been a Wakefield resident since 1974 and was a member of the Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church. He was...
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Alexander C. "Al" Romano

January 20, 2015

Alexander C. "Al" Romano, 84, of Wakefield, January 20, 2015. Husband of the late Evelyn Alice (Leary) Romano. Father Sandra (Romano) Adams and her husband Brent of Concord, NH and Robert Romano and his wife Pamela (Hosaka) of Wakefield. Brother of Ann Solomon of Springhill, FL and Albert Romano of Scottsdale, AZ. Also survived by his grandchildren: Brin Cowett, Shela Adams, Kannon Romano and Mia...
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Anthony J. Gelsomini

July 14, 1953 - January 20, 2015

Anthony J. Gelsomini of Londonderry, NH died Tuesday, January 20 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Capestrano, Italy on July 14, 1953 he was the son of the late Leo and Irma (Colasacco) Gelsomini. Anthony was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1971 and attended Sylvania Technical School in Boston. He had worked as a sales representative for Cray, selling computers....
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Joyce A McLeod

August 26, 1933 - January 17, 2015

Joyce A. McLeod, 81, of Wakefield formerly of Melrose died on Saturday, January 17 at the EPOCH of Melrose. Born in Stoneham in August 26, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Augustus F. and Hazel M. (Johnson) Chilcott. Mrs. McLeod was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1951. She had retired from Alano Clothing store in Wakefield and had also worked at Russell Badge in Wakefield...
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Joseph P. Schwarz

March 10, 1930 - January 17, 2015

Joseph P. Schwarz, 84, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Saturday, January 17 at his residence. Born in Wakefield on March 10, 1930 he was the son of the late Vera N. (Dinan) Schwarz. Mr. Schwarz was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1947 and was co-captain of the 1947 Wakefield Baseball Team that played at Fenway Park in Boston. He had worked for Local 33 Carpenters Union...
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Gertrude Mary White

October 14, 1917 - January 16, 2015

Gertrude Mary White passed away gently on January 16, 2015 at 97 years. She resided in Stoneham, MA and was formerly of Wakefield, MA. She was born October 14, 1917 in Boston, MA to Edward Walsh and Gertrude O'Leary Walsh. She graduated from East Boston High class of 1935. Beloved wife of 65 years to the late John H. White. Loving mother to Susan Green and husband Geoff of San Clemente, CA,...
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Grace J. DiGregorio

October 6, 1932 - January 15, 2015

Grace J. DiGregorio, 82, of Wakefield & Naples, Florida, died on Thursday, January 15 at the Naples Community Hospital. Born in Wakefield on October, 6, 1932 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Terreveccia) Bellandi. Mrs. DiGregorio was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1950. She was a long time member of the Salem Country Club. Mr. DiGregorio was a retired...
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William R. Hughson

January 9, 1931 - January 15, 2015

William R. Hughson of Wakefield passed away on January 15, 2015 at 84 years. Born in Somerville on January 9, 1931, he was the son of the late Walter Ernest Hughson and Catherine Agnes O'Day. William was a proud Navy Veteran. He was active on the Democratic Town Committee, coached Little League, was a scout master and supported many local organizations. He was most proud to be the father...
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Joseph F. Rich, Jr.

August 2, 1953 - January 14, 2015

Joseph F. Rich, Jr., 61 of Wakefield formerly of No. Andover and Danvers, died Wednesday, January 15 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Lynn of August 2, 1953 he was the son of Joseph F. and Ruth L (LaCombe) Rich of Danvers. Mr. Rich was raised in Danvers and was a graduate of Danvers High School, Class of 1971. Following high school he attended Wentworth College. When he was...
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Patricia A., Gwynn

August 3, 1940 - January 14, 2015

Patricia A. Gwynn, 74 of Lynnfield, died Wednesday, January 14 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center. Born in Scotland on August 3, 1940 she was the daughter of the late James A. and Helen (McCaul) Laing. Mrs. Gwynn was raised in Grangemouth, Scotland. After graduating in 1957 she moved to Toronto, Canada at the age of 18 before settling in Braintree. At the age of 20 she met the love of her...
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Brian M. Dirrane

February 2, 1945 - January 7, 2015

Brian M. Dirrane, 69, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, January 7 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Boston on February 2, 1945 he was the son of the late Leo and Teresa (Clifford) Dirrane. Mr. Dirrane was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Boston College High School, Boston College and later earned his Master's Degree in Business from Boston College....
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John K. Crowley

August 21, 1950 - January 6, 2015

John K. Crowley, 64 of Concord, NH died Tuesday, January 6, at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody. Born in Cambridge, MA on August 21, 1950 he was the son of Irene L. (LaMontagne) Healy of So. Harwich and the late John L. Crowley. John was raised in Cambridge, MA and Arlington, MA and had attended the Boston School for the Deaf in Randolph, MA He was a retired mail handler for the Manchester...
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Bernard P. Murphy

May 11, 1920 - January 5, 2015

Bernard P. Murphy, of Lynnfield and York, ME, died Monday, January 5, 2015. Born in Somerville on May 11, 1920, he was the son of the late John and Julia M. (Clarke) Murphy. Mr. Murphy was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Boston High School of Commerce, and later a graduate of Northeastern University. Following school, he served in the US Navy during WWII in China and Southeast Asia...
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Virginia Mello

April 22, 1926 - January 2, 2015

Virginia A. Mello, 88, of Lynnfield died Friday January 2 at the Sunrise Senior Living Center in Lynnfield. Born on April 22, 1926 in Chelsea, MA, she was the daughter of the late Giovanni Scalise (of Calabria, Italy) and Jenny (DeAngelis) Scalise (of Millis, MA). Although she was an only child, Virginia was raised amongst a large extended family of close and loving aunts, uncles and cousins...
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Joseph F. McDonald, Jr.

July 3, 1926 - January 1, 2015

Joseph F. McDonald, Jr., 88, a WWII veteran who served with honor as a Special Agent of the FBI for twenty-five years, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the nursing facility of the Havenwood Retirement Community in Concord, NH, just before dawn of New Year's Day, Thursday, January 1, 2015. Born in Medford, Massachusetts, July 3, 1926, the first child of Joseph Francis McDonald and...
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Beatrice H. Rose

April 13, 1928 - December 30, 2014

Beatrice H. Rose, 86 of Wakefield formerly of Reading, died Tuesday, December 30 surrounded by family. Born in Cambridge on April 13, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Jose P. and Helen V. (Brilliante) Monteiro. Mrs. Rose was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1946, and later attended the Kathleen Dell Secretarial School in Boston. She had been a longtime Reading resident...
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John A. "Jack" Duffy

March 26, 1939 - December 25, 2014

John A. "Jack" Duffy, 75, of Wakefield died Thursday, December 25 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Chelsea on March 26, 1939 he was the son of the late John J. and Catherine (Floor) Duffy. Jack was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force and served during the Vietnam era. He was a retired longtime employee of the...
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Charlotte Connolly

January 11, 1920 - December 24, 2014

Charlotte Connolly, 94, formerly of Lynn, Wakefield and Stoneham died on Wednesday, December 24 at the Amesbury Village Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center. Born in Lynn on January 11, 1920 she was the daughter of the late Owen and Charlotte (Durgan) Dougherty. Mrs. Connolly was a graduate of Lynn Classical High Scholl, Class of 1937. She was an active member of the Bear Hill Country Club in...
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June E. Crones

June 28, 1930 - December 22, 2014

June E. Crones, 84, of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield died Monday, December 22 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House. Born in Malden on June 28, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Minnie (Snow) Hoffman. Mrs. Crones was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1948. She moved to Wakefield and had been a resident since the 1950's and became a member of Most Blessed Sacrament...
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Deborah "Debbie" M. Flynn

October 2, 1962 - December 21, 2014

Deborah M. Flynn, 52, of Wakefield died Sunday, December 21 at her home. Born in Boston on October 2, 1962 she was the daughter of George LeBrun of Mission Hill and the late Grace (Morgan) LeBrun. Debbie was raised in Boston and was a graduate of Copley Square High School, Class of 1981. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1991 and was a member of St. Joseph Church. She had worked as...
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Mary G. Flynn

July 22, 1919 - December 21, 2014

Mary G. Flynn, 95, of Pelham, NH formerly of Wakefield died on Sunday, December 21 at the Lowell General Hospital. Born in Machias, Maine on July 22, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Gertrude (Wakefield) McGuire. Mrs. Flynn was a graduate Machias High School, Class of 1937. She was a long time Wakefield resident and was a member of St. Florence Church. Mrs. Flynn was...
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William A. Tassinari

January 2, 1916 - December 19, 2014

William A. Tassinari, 98 of Wakefield died December 19 in Melrose, MA. He was born January 2, 1916 and was the son of the late Joseph and Agnes Josephine (Pioppi) Tassinari. Mr. Tassinari was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of Boston English High School Class of 1934. He was a Wakefield resident since 1951. He was a retired Lieutenant Firefighter for the Boston Fire Department. He...
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Kathleen E. Martin

December 16, 2014

Kathleen E. Martin, 45, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Tuesday, December 16 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Melrose on June 2, 1969 she was daughter of Janet (Farnsworth) and the late Joseph E. Martin, Jr. Kathleen was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1987, and later went on to graduate from Framingham State College in 1992. She was a member of the First...
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Peter K. Sweet

July 16, 1952 - December 16, 2014

Peter K. Sweet was the son of Harold and Eleanor Sweet and the brother of Bradley and Charlie Sweet. He grew up on Marblehead Neck. Pete was a Marblehead police officer for eight years but later found a career as a Manufacturing Engineer. He married Laureen A. Goyett in 1978, where they raised four beautiful children: Julie, Kristen, Kevin, and Dennis. After the passing of Laureen in 2001,...
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Louis R. Sardella

September 15, 1931 - December 14, 2014

Louis R. Sardella, a Wakefield native and a longtime local educator, died at his home in Revere on Sunday, December 14. He was 83. Born in Wakefield on Sept. 15, 1931, Mr. Sardella was the youngest of six children born to Elia and Luisa (Padellaro) Sardella, who were married by the ship's captain as they immigrated from Sicily at the turn of the 20th century. Mr. Sardella was a 1950...
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William F. Connelly

May 21, 1946 - December 10, 2014

William F. Connelly, 68, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Wednesday, December 10 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Tewksbury on May 21, 1946, he was the son of late John W. and Kathleen (Cronin) Connelly. Mr. Connelly was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1964 and Boston University, Class of 1968. He was a retired Financial Manager for the Wakefield Municipal...
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John Mason Ross

October 26, 1933 - December 8, 2014

John Mason Ross, 81 of Lynnfield, died December 8 in Melrose after a long period of failing health. He was born in Bangor, Maine on October 26, 1933 and was the son of the late Harry F. and Margaret (Mason) Ross. Mr. Ross was raised and Bangor and also Rockland and Owls Head, Maine. Mr. Ross attended St. Mark's School of Southboro, MA and later graduated from Hebron Academy and Maine Maritime...
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Richard Torpey

August 19, 1933 - December 8, 2014

Richard Torpey of Wakefield, formerly of Charlestown and Somerville, died at his home on Monday, December 8. Born in Boston on August 19, 1933, he was the son of the late James J. and Mary E. (Powers) Torpey. Richard was raised and educated in Charlestown and was a retired truck driver for Ryerson Steel in Allston. He was a member of St. Florence Church and a loyal member of Teamsters Local...
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Virginia Nelson

January 1, 1923 - December 7, 2014

Virginia Nelson, 91, of Mattapan formerly of Wakefield died on Sunday, December 7 at the Golden Living of West Newton. Born in Malden on January 1, 1923, she was the daughter of the late George and Josephine (Gavel) DeRenne. Mrs. Nelson was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1942. She then attained a Degree in Proficiency from Western Union School and had gone on to work as an...
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Maria G. D'Olimpio

April 9, 1922 - December 7, 2014

Maria G. D'Olimpio, 92, of Wakefield died December 7, 2014 in Danvers. Mrs. D'Olimpio was born in Alanno, Italy on April 9, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Anna (Belli) Buccelli. She emigrated from Italy in 1954 and made her home in Wakefield. She had been employed at the L.B. Evans Shoe Company of Wakefield for many years as a stitcher. She later worked for many area nursing...
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Raffaela I. Bettano

November 8, 1925 - December 7, 2014

Raffaela I. Bettano, 89, of Wakefield died Sunday, December 7 at the Meadowview Nursing Home in North Reading. Born in Boston on November 8, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna B. DiCicco. Mrs. Bettano was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1945. She had worked for the U.S. Government and later for the Paul J. Guillow Co., and...
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Barbara A. Gearin

July 22, 1928 - December 6, 2014

Barbara A. Gearin, 86, of York, Maine formerly of Wakefield died on Saturday, December 6 at the York Hospital. Born in Boston on July 22, 1928, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Genevieve (King) Hayes. Mrs. Gearin was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1946. She was a member St. Joseph Parish in Wakefield and a former member of the St. Joseph Sodality. Mrs. Gearin...
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Gertrude C. "Trudy" Flynn

October 30, 1932 - December 4, 2014

Gertrude C. "Trudy" Flynn, 82 of Wakefield formerly of Arlington, died Thursday, December 4 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Cambridge on October 30, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Nora (Healy) O'Brien. Trudy was a graduate of Belmont High School, Class of 1950. She then went on to graduate from the Salem Teachers School in 1955, after which she served as a...
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Glen A. Heinstrom

March 2, 1962 - December 3, 2014

Glen A Heinstrom "Heiny" 52 of Carmel, ME formerly of Reading died at his home on Wednesday December 3. Born in Melrose on March 2, 1962 he was the son of the late Frank and Vivian (Vaughan) Heinstrom. Glen was a graduate of the northeast Regional Vocational School in Wakefield. A longtime resident of Reading he moved to Carmel, Maine following the death of his mother in 2006. Glen was a...
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Carol E. Luca

February 25, 1947 - November 29, 2014

Carol E. Luca, 67, of Wakefield died Saturday, November 29 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Malden on February 25, 1947 she was the daughter of the late William and Lucy (Verrengia) Marinelli. Carol was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1965. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1971 and was an avid collector. She had worked as a Data entry...
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Michael Franco Doto

August 17, 1981 - November 28, 2014

Michael Franco Doto, 33, of Lynnfield, died on Friday, November 28 in Lynnfield. Born in Melrose on August 17, 1981 he was the beloved son of Michael and Nancy L. (Hook) Doto of Lynnfield. Michael was raised in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 2000. While in high school, he was a member of both the football and hockey teams. Michael then graduated from...
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Thomas G. Johnston, Jr.

July 24, 1961 - November 27, 2014

Thomas G. Johnston, Jr. 53, of Concord, NH formerly of Wakefield, died Thursday, November 27 in Hudson, NH. Born in Medford on July 24, 1961 he was the son of Thomas G. and Barbara J. (Young) Johnston. Thomas was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1980 and also North East Regional Vocational School. For the past 14 years, Thomas had been living in Concord, NH where he was...
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Barbara P. Smith

November 26, 2014

Smith Barbara P. on November 26, 2014., 88, of Wakefield on November 26, 2014. Wife of the late Thomas C. Smith. Mother of the late Karen Smith Stanford. Survived by her daughter, Janet M. Smith and her husband R. Robert Woodburn Jr., of Wellesley, MA; her son-in-law, John P. Stanford of Santa Fe, NM; and numerous nieces and nephews. A graduate of Simmons College, class of 1947, Barbara lived in...
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John J. Lawton

December 25, 1938 - November 26, 2014

John J. Lawton of Wakefield died Wednesday, November 26 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Boston, December 25, 1938, he was the son of the late John and Marie (DeVeau) Lawton. John was raised and educated in East Boston. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. John has been a Wakefield resident since 1965. He retired from the M.B.T.A. after many years as a...
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Charles E. Martin

October 8, 1924 - November 24, 2014

Charles E. Martin, age 90 of Wakefield died Monday, November 24 in Melrose after a long period of failing health. He was born in Somerville on October 8, 1924 and was the son of the late Daniel and Grace W. (Maw) Martin. Mr. Martin was raised in Somerville and attended Somerville Public Schools. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for three years in Europe during W.W. II. Upon...
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Joseph Bonomo

September 30, 1935 - November 23, 2014

Joseph S. Bonomo, 79, of Wakefield died Sunday, November 23 at his home. Born in Wakefield on September 30, 1935 he was the son of the late Joseph and Angelina (Mocciaro) Bonomo. Mr. Bonomo was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1955. He had worked for Perini Construction Company for 25 years and was a Foreman for the Marine Division and was a member...
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Kathleen L. Byron

November 15, 1934 - November 22, 2014

Kathleen L. Byron, 80, of Medford formerly of Wakefield, Reading and Acton, ME entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 22 at the Glen Ridge Nursing Care. Born in Cambridge of November 15, 1934 she was the daughter of the late William and Dorothy O'Brien. Mrs. Byron was raised and educated in Wakefield and attended both St. Joseph School and Wakefield High School. She raised her...
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Daniel M. Curran

March 17, 1953 - November 22, 2014

Daniel M. Curran, 61, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Saturday, November 22 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Winchester on March 17, 1953 he was the son of Ardis Curran Lavoie and the late John T. Curran. Mr. Curran was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1971. He had served in the Army during Vietnam. He had most recently been working as a self-employed carpenter...
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Ruth Ann Dewar

May 5, 1932 - November 22, 2014

Ruth Ann Dewar, 82, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Saturday, November 22 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Melrose on May 5, 1932, she was the daughter of the Late Francis and Julia Ethel (Cronin) Gutro. Mrs. Dewar was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1950. She was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Church. As a devoted family woman, she...
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Alicia Marie DeMarco

January 1, 1986 - November 20, 2014

Alicia Marie DeMarco, 28, of Reading died Thursday November 20th at Winchester Hospital along with her daughter Arianna Marie Toni DeMarco-Bubanas. Alicia was born in Boston on January 1, 1986 and was the daughter of Raymond and Mary (Zagarella) DeMarco. She was raised and educated in Reading. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her daughter Alexa. She was the...
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Blanche M. Sarno

May 16, 1922 - November 19, 2014

Blanche M. Sarno, 92, of Wakefield died Wednesday, November 19 at her home. Born in Nova Scotia, Canada on May 16, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Catherine (Doucette) Porter. Mrs. Sarno moved to Wakefield as a young child and was raised and educated in town. She had many passions in life and loved to knit and to bake; she entertained other hobbies such as sewing,...
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Genevieve "Gen" Siciliano

July 13, 1929 - November 17, 2014

Genevieve "Gen" F. Siciliano, 85, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Monday, November 17 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Boston on July 13, 1929 she was the daughter of the late John and Rose (Corso) Galante. Mrs. Siciliano was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1947. She later moved to Wakefield where she had lived and raised her...
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Kenneth M. McGregor

February 6, 1991 - November 14, 2014

Kenneth M. McGregor, 23, of North Reading formerly of Billerica died accidently on Friday, November 14. Born in Melrose on February 6, 1991 he was the son of Kristin N. (Simpson) McGregor and her husband John R. White of Danvers and Michael P. McGregor and his wife Kristen (Johnson) of North Reading. Ken was a graduate of Shawsheen Technical High School in Billerica, Class of 2009. He...
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Janet E. Seabury

January 21, 1933 - November 11, 2014

Janet E. Seabury, 81, a longtime Wakefield resident died Tuesday, November 11 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Melrose on January 21, 1933 she was the daughter of the late William and Ethel (Tynan) Wass. Mrs. Seabury was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1951. She was a retired Medical Assistant from the office of Dr. George Ghareeb of...
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Charles W. Young

September 29, 1949 - November 9, 2014

Charles W. "Chuck" Young, 65, of Wakefield died on Sunday, November 9 at his residence. Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey on September 29, 1949, he was the son of the late Cornelius P. and Elsie (Amerman) Young. Chuck was a graduate of New Brunswick High School, Class of 1967, Northeastern University and had earned his Master's degree from Harvard School of Public Health. He was employed...
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Jean Elizabeth Keating Serio

April 1, 1932 - November 9, 2014

Jean Elizabeth Keating Serio of Lynnfield dearly beloved wife of Brigadier General Frank E. Serio passed away on the evening of November 9th after a gallant 16 year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born on April 1, 1932 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital of Everett, and was the only child of Catherine & George Keating. Jean was a 1950 graduate of Chelsea Senior High and was a nursing...
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Jean C. Kaper

January 9, 1937 - November 7, 2014

Jean C. (Brown) Kaper died on Friday November 7th surrounded by her family after struggling with ALS. Jean was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1955. She went on to receive her nursing diploma from Chelsea Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1958. Jean was a devoted OR nurse and IV Therapist for 32 years at the Winchester Hospital before retiring in 1999. Jean's love...
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Alfred J. Roberto

March 24, 1923 - November 6, 2014

Alfred J. Roberto, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Thursday, November 6 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Wakefield on March 24, 1923, he was the son of the late Carmine A. and Maria Rose (Naccarella) Roberto. Mr. Roberto was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1940. He was a member of St. Florence Parish in Wakefield, Wakefield Lodge #1276, Crystal Community...
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Stephen Daniel Rufo

May 24, 1948 - November 1, 2014

Stephen Daniel Rufo, 66 of Wakefield, died Saturday, November 1 at his home. Born in Melrose on May 24, 1948 he was the son of the late Nazareno and Pamela (Rigione) Rufo. Steve was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1967 and he later graduated from Webster University. He served in the Navy during Granada and Panama as Navy SEAL and then joined the...
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John B. Encarnacao

June 24, 1938 - October 31, 2014

John B. Encarnacao, 76, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Friday, October 31 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Wakefield on June 24, 1938 he was the son of the late Julio O. and Olivia (Souza) Encarnacao. John was born and raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of the Wakefield High School, Class of 1956. He later attended Northeastern University and UMass Boston. ...
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William M. Fowler

September 30, 1918 - October 26, 2014

William M. Fowler, 96, of Reading and formerly of Wakefield, died Sunday, October 26 at the Meadowview Care and Rehab Center. Born in Wakefield on September 30, 1918 he was the son of the late George H. and Gertrude (Morgan) Fowler. Mr. Fowler was raised in Wakefield and was a Graduate of Wakefield High School. He later served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Mr. Fowler was a retired...
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Ruth A. Benjamin

October 11, 1934 - October 26, 2014

Ruth A. Benjamin, 80, of Wakefield died on Sunday, October 26 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Wakefield on October 11, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Katherine (Deveau) Benjamin and stepmother Catherine Benjamin. Ms. Benjamin was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1952. She had lived in Medford and Malden before moving back to Wakefield in 1989. Ms...
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Brian J. Burbine

June 23, 1958 - October 25, 2014

Brian J. Burbine, 56, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Saturday, October 25 in Reading. Born in Melrose on June 23, 1958, he was the son of the late Daniel H. and Lillian (Doucette) Burbine. Brian was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1977. He loved Rock-n-Roll music of all kinds. Brian had most recently worked at Linens & Things in Reading in the Shipping & Receiving...
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Timothy F. Nevils

September 10, 1941 - October 25, 2014

Timothy F. Nevils, 73, of Stuart, Florida, formerly of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, died on Saturday, October 25 after a brief illness. Born in Swampscott on September 10, 1941, he was the son of the late Thomas and Nora (Broderick) Nevils both of County Galway, Ireland. Mr. Nevils was a graduate of Swampscott High School, Class of 1959, the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and Suffolk...
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Daniel C. McLemore

March 31, 1952 - October 24, 2014

Daniel C. McLemore, 62, of Lynnfield passed away on October 24 surrounded by family in his home after a brief illness. A longtime Lynnfield resident, Dan was born on March 27, 1952, the youngest of the three children born to the late George and Claire McLemore. His sister Karen Tibbetts predeceased him by 14 years. He was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1970 and received his...
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Armando J. Roberto, Sr.

September 28, 1926 - October 22, 2014

Armando Joseph Roberto, Sr., a longtime Wakefield resident, died Wednesday October 22 at the EN Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford after a battle with lung cancer. Armando, known as "Mundo," was born September 28, 1926 and was the son of the late Carmine Antonio and Maria Rose Roberto. He was named after one of the four great generals of WWI, Italy's soldier/poet Armando Victorio...
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Michelle R. DiGangi

September 19, 1968 - October 21, 2014

Michelle R. DiGangi, 46, of Lynnfield died on Tuesday, October 21 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Staten Island, New York she was the daughter of George Waters of Florida and the late Maureen (White) Waters. Michelle was a graduate of Mepham High School, Class of 1986 and St. Vincent School of Nursing in New York. She had been a Lynnfield resident for the past 14...
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Betty J. Hayter

June 25, 1924 - October 19, 2014

Betty J. Hayter, a longtime a well-known Lynnfield resident, died Sunday, October 19 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Seattle, WA on June 25, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Arthur C. and Jeanette (Day) Ellenson. Betty was raised in Seattle, WA and later Sacramento, CA. Betty served as a WAVE in the US Navy during WWII where she met her husband, Charles. Later...
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Paul L. Robbins

February 16, 1929 - October 18, 2014

Paul L. Robbins, 85, a long-time Wakefield resident died at his home on Saturday, October 18. Born in Chicago, IL on February 16, 1929 he was the son of the late George and Ann (LeBlanc) Robbins. Mr. Robbins was raised in Melrose and attended the Melrose school system. A Wakefield resident for the past 67 years, he had been a self-employed carpenter for many years. Mr. Robbins was the...
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Lois P. Adams

June 16, 1919 - October 18, 2014

Lois P. Adams, 95, of Stoneham formerly of Wakefield, died Saturday, October 18 at her home. Born in Melrose on June 16, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Arthur G. and Jennie (Bolton) Parker. Mrs. Adams was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Wakefield and was involved with the Wakefield...
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Shirley A. Muse

March 9, 1935 - October 17, 2014

Shirley A. (Burbine) Muse, 79, died at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home on Friday, October 17. Born in Wakefield on March 9, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Doucette) Burbine. Mrs. Muse was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. Before moving to New Hampshire in 2005, Shirley had lived in Wilmington where she had worked for D.R.C. of...
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Dianne E. Mailly

January 20, 1953 - October 15, 2014

Dianne E. Mailly of Everett, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 15 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Melrose on January 20, 1953 she was the daughter of the late Ralph B. and Jean R. (Taylor) Wicks. After graduating high school, Dianne attended UMass Amherst Nursing School and remained dedicated to a career in nursing for more than 40 years. She had worked for...
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Eleanor T. Neeb

December 21, 1927 - October 14, 2014

Eleanor T. Neeb, 86, of Wakefield died Tuesday October 14, at the Nevins Nursing and Rehab Center in Methuen. Born in Wakefield, MA on December 21, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Owen A. and Rena (Curran) Kenney. Eleanor was a lifelong resident of Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1946. After graduation, she had worked at Crystal Telephone Company for...
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Edith H. O'Connor

December 22, 1917 - October 9, 2014

Edith H. O'Connor, 96, of Lynnfield died on Thursday, October 9 at Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody. Born in Minneapolis, MN on December 22, 1917 she was the daughter of the late Francis and Edith (Haines) Legro. Mrs. O'Connor was a graduate of Swampscott High School, Class of 1935. She had been a resident of Lynnfield for the past 72 years. Mrs. O'Connor was a member of the Our Lady of...
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Albert E. Duncan

March 20, 1926 - October 8, 2014

Albert E. Duncan, 88, of Saugus died on Wednesday, October 8 in Melrose surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Brunswick, Canada on March 20, 1926, he was the son of the late Harold and Rita (Trites) Duncan. Mr. Duncan was raised and educated in New Brunswick, Canada and later moved to Saugus. He then enlisted in the military and served in the Army during World War II. Mr. Duncan was...
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Kristina Corina Latham

April 3, 1987 - October 7, 2014

Kristina Latham of Wakefield, died Tuesday, October 7 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Columbus, OH on April 3, 1987 she was the beloved daughter of Kevin and Kerry (Poling) Latham of Wakefield. Kristina was a Wakefield resident and a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 2005. She later attended North Shore Community College where she achieved her Associates degree in...
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