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

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Our Obituaries

Mary Therese Daniels

March 20, 2017

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

June 2, 1939 - March 20, 2017

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

April 12, 1943 - March 19, 2017

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

February 13, 1936 - March 17, 2017

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

July 2, 1928 - March 16, 2017

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

March 15, 2017

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

August 8, 1944 - March 14, 2017

Richard H. Gudzevich, 72 a lifelong resident of Stoneham died at his home on Tuesday March 14. Born in Stoneham August 8, 1944 he was the son of the late Lawrence W. and Beatrice (Lamb) Gudzevich. Richard was a graduate of Stoneham High School class of 1962 and the Franklin Institute of Technology. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam Era. Richard was a member of...
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Orize Dunne

December 14, 1943 - March 13, 2017

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

November 3, 1957 - March 13, 2017

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

March 2, 1920 - March 12, 2017

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

January 13, 1949 - March 11, 2017

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

September 8, 1949 - March 9, 2017

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

March 8, 2017

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

February 12, 1925 - March 7, 2017

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

July 24, 1921 - March 7, 2017

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

May 25, 1928 - March 7, 2017

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

March 31, 1970 - March 6, 2017

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

August 17, 1925 - March 4, 2017

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

February 10, 1998 - March 1, 2017

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

January 23, 1955 - March 1, 2017

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

April 11, 1937 - March 1, 2017

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

February 24, 1935 - February 28, 2017

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

February 27, 2017

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

June 17, 1941 - February 26, 2017

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

December 7, 1957 - February 26, 2017

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

January 24, 1933 - February 26, 2017

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

January 23, 1927 - February 24, 2017

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

August 23, 1950 - February 23, 2017

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

June 18, 1924 - February 22, 2017

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

August 8, 1933 - February 21, 2017

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

April 9, 1935 - February 20, 2017

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

January 28, 1920 - February 20, 2017

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

August 29, 1926 - February 17, 2017

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

July 22, 1966 - February 16, 2017

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

January 13, 1952 - February 15, 2017

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

February 15, 2017

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

March 28, 1939 - February 11, 2017

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

May 11, 1981 - February 9, 2017

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

February 8, 1954 - February 9, 2017

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

April 25, 1939 - February 6, 2017

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

January 4, 1950 - February 6, 2017

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

July 30, 1926 - February 5, 2017

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

November 25, 1928 - February 5, 2017

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

July 19, 1916 - February 4, 2017

Helen Jensen Butcher, 100, of Peabody formerly of Lynnfield, died on Saturday, February 4 at the Brooksby Village in Peabody. Born in Little Falls, Minnesota on July 19, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen M. (Gilmore) Jensen. Mrs. Butcher was a graduate of Little Falls High School, Class of 1933 and Macalester College and the University of Minnesota. She was a retired...
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James A. Coogan

November 4, 1934 - February 3, 2017

James A. Coogan, 82, of Reading passed away peacefully at home on February 3, 2017. Jim was born in Somerville on November 4, 1934, to the late Richard F. and Emma L. (Donahue) Coogan. Jim grew up in Somerville and attended Somerville High School where he excelled in football and baseball. He proudly served his country as a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict...
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Elizabeth S. Michelotti

October 28, 1931 - February 3, 2017

Elizabeth S. Michelotti, age 85 of Wakefield died Friday February 3 in Wakefield. She was born in Chelsea, MA on October 28, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Frederick and Louise (Pucillo) Wells. She was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She had been Wakefield resident for the past 43 years and was a retired Produce Manager for the former Gallahue's Supermarket of...
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Kirk M. Moran

November 26, 1931 - February 3, 2017

Kirk M. Moran, age 85 of Wakefield died Friday February 3 in Stoneham after a long period of failing health. He was born in Springfield, MA on November 26, 1931 and was the son of the late Maurice and Jane (Chamberlin) Moran. He came to Wakefield as a freshman in High School and went on to standout in Baseball and Basketball where he earned 4 Letters before graduating in 1950. After graduation...
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Lois R. Parr

February 13, 1920 - February 3, 2017

Lois R. Parr, 96, lifelong Wakefield Resident passed away Thursday, February 2nd, at the Phillips Manor Nursing Home in Lynn. She was born in Medford on February 13, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Harold J. and Laura (Pinto) Ring. Lois was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1938. She was a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church. Lois was known in the family for her...
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Joseph J. D'Alessandro

January 19, 1923 - February 1, 2017

Joseph J. D'Alessandro, 94, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, MA passed away on Wednesday, February 1, following declining health. He was born on January 19, 1923 to the late Felice and Suzie (Evangelista) D'Alessandro. Joseph attended school in Wakefield before enlisting in the US Army where he served in Company E out of Wakefield. Joseph was the last surviving member of Company E and saw...
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Henry Pedersen

January 29, 1927 - February 1, 2017

Henry Pedersen, age 90 of Wakefield and formerly of Malden, died peacefully Wednesday, February 1. He was born in Boston on January 29, 1927 and was the son of the late Luis and Margaret (Rizzo) Pedersen. Mr. Pedersen was raised in East Boston and was retired from Delta Airlines. He was a proud veteran and served with the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Furse, during WWII. He had been a Malden...
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Ruth E. Derfler

March 16, 1946 - January 27, 2017

Ruth E. Derfler, age 70, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Friday at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Winchester, March 16, 1946 she was the daughter of the late Fred and Helen (Blodgett) Derfler. Ruth was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1963. She received her Bachelor degree from New England College and later went on to earn her Master's Degree in education from...
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Shirley M. Reineck

May 25, 1929 - January 26, 2017

Shirley M. Reineck, age 87 of Wakefield died Thursday, January 26 at her residence. She was born in Saugus on May 25, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Armand and Maude (Hatch) Decareau. Shirley was raised in Saugus and was a Wakefield resident since 1956. She retired from the Greenwood Nursing Home and enjoyed sewing and cooking. She was devoted to her grandchildren and great...
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James S. Creamer

September 13, 1953 - January 26, 2017

James S. Creamer, age 63, of Wakefield formerly of Chelsea, died Thursday, January 26 at his residence with his family by his side. Born in Chelsea on September 13, 1953 he was the son of the late James S. and Lucy (Ryan) Creamer. James was raised in Chelsea and was educated in the Chelsea public school system. While living in the city, he was well known as a tremendous baseball player and...
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Dorothy A. Neavitt

September 4, 1927 - January 25, 2017

Dorothy A. Neavitt, 89, of Lynnfield and Port St. Lucie, Florida died on Wednesday, January 25 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield. Born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 4, 1927, she was the daughter of the late George and Janice (Vick) Ficke. Dorothy was a graduate of Eastern High School in Baltimore, Class of 1945 and Goucher College, Class of 1949. Prior to marrying and moving...
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William T. Mahan, Sr.

April 13, 1929 - January 23, 2017

William T. Mahan, Sr., 87, of Londonderry, New Hampshire formerly of Stoneham died on Monday, January 23. Born in Pittsfield on April 13, 1929, he was the son of the late James F. and Mildred (Tymeson) Mahan. Mr. Mahan was raised and educated in North Reading. He had been a Stoneham resident for 44 years. Mr. Mahan was a retired carpenter for former New England Hospital in Stoneham. He...
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David Michael Farrell

February 6, 1959 - January 22, 2017

David Michael Farrell, 57, died January 22, 2017 at home, with his wife by his side, after a lengthy illness. David was born in Peoria, IL to the late Thomas E. and Mary Ann Vonachen Farrell. He retired from The United Electric Company of Ohio, Burlington, NC in 2000. He loved computers, fishing, sailing, photography, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends at his lake home in...
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Gerard J. Graziano

June 22, 1936 - January 21, 2017

Gerard J. Graziano, age 80, of Wakefield died Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, New York on June 22, 1936 he was the son of the late Pasquale and Dominica (Lombino) Graziano. Mr. Graziano was raised in Brooklyn, NY before moving to Malden, MA where he graduated from Malden High School in 1954. He later enlisted in the United States Army. An...
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Maureen Richard

April 13, 1960 - January 20, 2017

Maureen Richard, 56, of Windham, New Hampshire formerly of Wakefield died on Friday, January 20 at her residence. Born in Melrose on April 13, 1960 she was the daughter of the late James R. and Marjorie D. (Muise) Kittery. Maureen had been a resident of Windham for the past 17 years. She was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1979 and had worked a Sales Representative for Pioneer...
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Barbara M. Delcore

January 18, 2017

Delcore, Barbara (Putzel) of Wakefield, on January 18, 2017. Loving wife of Joseph Delcore of Wakefield; devoted and beloved mother of Deborah McGovern of Wakefield, Christine Delcore and her husband Jeffrey Lee of Lowell, David Delcore and his wife Anne of Haverhill, Stephen Delcore and his wife Angella of No. Andover and the late Daniel Delcore; loving and devoted grandmother of Rachel McGovern...
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Helen E. Wilder-Wadland

September 16, 1921 - January 18, 2017

Helen E. Wilder-Wadland of Wakefield died Wednesday January 18 in Wakefield at age 95. She was born in Malden on September 16, 1921 and was the daughter of the late David and Isabelle (Irving) Flanagan. Helen was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School and later from the Katherine Gibbs School of Boston. She had been a long time Wakefield resident and a summer resident of Bow...
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Kevin M. Hanson

August 7, 1979 - January 15, 2017

Kevin M. Hanson, age 37, of Lynn, formerly of Wakefield died Sunday, January 15 at his residence. Born in Melrose on August 7, 1979 he was the son of Michael O. Hanson of Seabrook, NH and Donna A. (Frey) Hanson of Lynn. Kevin was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1997. Most recently he had been working on livery cars for Black Tie Limousine in Haverhill...
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Vittorio A. Filippone

November 18, 1932 - January 14, 2017

Vittorio A. Filippone, age 84, of Lynnfield died Saturday, January 14 in Danvers. He was born in Boston on November 18, 1932 and was the son of the late Antonio and Teresa (Tancredi) Filippone. He was raised in East Boston. He attended the Franklin Institute of Boston and also MIT. He was a resident of Lynnfield for 42 years and was the owner of Filippone Contracting of Lynnfield. ...
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William M. Coffill

January 12, 2017

William M. "Bill" Coffill, age 90, of Lynnfield, died peacefully January 12th at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital from natural causes. Born in Melrose in 1926 he was the son of the late William M. and Charlotte A. (MacMaster) Coffill of Lynnfield. He was the beloved husband of Ruth (Kent) Coffill for 65 years. The loving father of Steven Coffill and his wife Diana of Beverly, Susan Coffill and...
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Peter G. "Pete" Tine

January 11, 2017

Venice, Florida – Peter G. (Pete) Tine of Venice, Florida, a native and longtime resident of Wakefield, MA, passed away peacefully at Venice Hospital on January 11. He was 91. The beloved husband of Joan Connor Tine for 62 years and devoted father of Nancy Tine Shaer and her husband James Shaer of Melrose, Pete is survived by his wife, daughter and brother, Victor Tine and his wife Helen of...
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Frederick J. Mercurio

October 24, 1934 - January 7, 2017

Frederick J. Mercurio, age 82, a longtime Wakefield resident died Saturday, January 7 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Boston on October 24, 1934 he was the son of the late Michael and Adelaide (Marasca) Mercurio. Mr. Mercurio was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of Boston Trade School. He had served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. Mr....
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Daniel W. Cullivan

January 14, 1949 - January 6, 2017

Daniel W. Cullivan, 67 of Wakefield formerly of Woburn died on Friday, January 6 at his residence. Born on Woburn on January 14, 1949 he was the son of the late Walter H. and Eileen D. (Wall) Cullivan. Mr. Cullivan was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1967. He was a retired laborer for Silversmith Excavating in Wilmington. Mr. Cullivan enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by...
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Ricky A. Heinstrom

January 12, 1958 - January 5, 2017

Ricky A. Heinstrom, age 58, died Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Home in Derry, NH. Born in Melrose on January 12, 1958 he was the son of the late Frank and Vivian (Vaughan) Heinstrom. He was the brother of the late Karen, Gary, Keith, and Glen Heinstrom. Mr. Heinstrom was raised and educated in Reading and had been a longtime resident before moving to Carmel, ME...
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Stephen S. "Scotty" Fotino

July 9, 1959 - January 2, 2017

Stephen Scott "Scotty" Fotino 57, of Wakefield passed away peacefully at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on January 2, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness. Born in Lynn on July 9, 1959, he was the son of Patricia (Pari) Fotino of Wakefield and the late Franklin J. Fotino. He was a Wakefield resident for the past 46 years. Scotty was a graduate of Wakefield High...
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Alice M. Generazzo

January 25, 1928 - December 27, 2016

Alice M. Generazzo died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, December 27, with all of her children by her side. She was born on January 25, 1928 and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marion (Barry) Homer. Alice married the love of her life, Albert J. Generazzo, on January 16, 1951. They were blessed with five children and she devoted her life to their upbringing stressing the importance...
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Elsie M. Durkee

November 26, 1926 - December 26, 2016

Elsie M. Durkee, age 90 of Wakefield died Monday December 26 in Boston. She was born in Wakefield on November 26, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Douglas and Marion (Marston) Martin. She was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1944. She was a long time member of the First Parish Congregational Church and also a member of the Eastern Star. She was...
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Edward J. O'Soro

December 25, 2016

Edward J. O'Soro, 96, of Norwell, MA formerly of Reading & Wakefield, died at home on Sunday, December 25, 2016. Mr. O'Soro is survived by his wife, Janet (Leather), four children and their spouses: Charles (Nancy) O'Soro of Reading; Laurie (Paul) Ricciardi of Norwell; Karen (Douglas) Storrs of Beaufort, SC; and John (Theresa) O'Soro of Saugus. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren: Lisa,...
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J. Robert Andrews

July 28, 1925 - December 21, 2016

J. Robert Andrews, 91, of Lynnfield died on Wednesday, December 21 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Andrews was born in Wellsburg, West Virginia on July 28, 1925, he was the son of the late Richard Parker and Anna Florence (Martin) Andrews. Mr. Andrews was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1948. He was in personnel...
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Marie F. Joyce

May 11, 1920 - December 20, 2016

Marie F. (Malloy) Joyce quietly passed away on December 20, 2016 at the golden age of 96 with her devoted daughter at her side. Marie was the last surviving sibling of the Malloy Family of Cambridge, MA. She was preceded in death by her sister Mary Cerone and her brothers: Marty, Tim, John, and Frank. In her youth, Marie "Tootsie" Malloy was a professional soft ball player for the Boston...
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Margaret A. King

December 20, 2016

Margaret A. "Peggy" King, age 78, of Wakefield formerly of Somerville, passed away Tuesday, December 20 after a short period of declining health. Born and raised in Somerville, she was the beloved daughter of John A. and Mildred (Halloran) King. Peggy was a lifetime employee of the NE Telephone Company. "Aunt Peggy" was a devoted aunt and great aunt who enjoyed sharing in the life...
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John W. Applin

January 4, 1940 - December 19, 2016

John W. Applin, Sr., 76, of Wakefield, MA passed away at the Meadow View Center in North Reading, MA on Monday, December 19, 2016, after eight years of dementia. Born in Boston, MA on January 4, 1940, he was the son of the late H. Herbert Applin, Sr., and Hilda (Forster) Applin of Watertown, MA. John was a graduate of Watertown High School and attended the University of Michigan and Boston...
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Ralph A. Dragonetti

June 26, 1942 - December 15, 2016

Ralph Anthony Dragonetti, 74, of Saugus died on Thursday, December 15 at his residence. Born in Lynn on June 26, 1942, he was the son of the late Alberto and Mary (Mascritolo) Dragonetti. Mr. Dragonetti was a graduate of Sacred Heart Parochial School in Lynn and Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1960. He had been a Saugus residence for the past 45 year and was a retired Ramp Agent for...
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Vera Barter

June 24, 1923 - December 12, 2016

Vera Barter, age 93, of Boston died Monday, December 12 at Oosterman's Rest Home in Wakefield. Born in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia on June 24, 1923 she was the daughter of the late Pavle and Katerina (Zagic) Cosic. Mrs. Barter was raised and educated in Yugoslavia before moving to the US in 1959. She traveled the world before settling in Boston and had worked in Yugoslavia for many years as an...
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Mary L. Dischino

November 7, 1931 - December 12, 2016

Mary L. Dischino, age 85, of Lynnfield died Monday, December 12 at the Rosewood Nursing and Rehab Center in Peabody. Born in Chelsea on November 7, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Frank and Louise (Sexton) McDermott. Mrs. Dischino was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Girls Catholic High School. She enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts, and raising animals. She loved to cook and...
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Marie M. Duggan

February 25, 1945 - December 11, 2016

Marie M. Duggan of Wakefield, age 71 died Sunday, December 11 in Medford after a lengthy illness. She was born in Malden, MA on February 25, 1945 and was the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Margaret (Callahan) Twohig. Mrs. Duggan was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Girls Catholic High School of Malden and later from Salem State College. She went on to teach at the Immaculate Conception...
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John Forrest Douglas

August 18, 1949 - December 10, 2016

John Forrest "Jack" Douglas, age 67, of Wakefield, died Saturday, December 10 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Norfolk, Virginia on August 18, 1949, he was the son of the late Forrest Edward and Gertrude Thelma (MacDonald) Douglas. Jack was raised in Medford and was a graduate of St. Clements High School and later attended Bentley College. He worked in a number of...
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Vincent Anthony Sergi

January 3, 1927 - December 10, 2016

Vincent Anthony "Vinny" Sergi, age 89, of Wakefield died Saturday, December 10 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. Born in Medford on January 3, 1927 he was the son of the late Mariano and Giovanna (Spagnolo) Sergi. Vinny was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. He went on to work for Boston & Maine Rail Road and then Xtra Corporation, before venturing...
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Marie C. Cahill

September 18, 1927 - December 9, 2016

Marie C. Cahill, age 89, of Stoneham formerly of Wakefield died at her home on Friday, December 9 with her family by her side. Born in Somerville, September 18, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Mary (Magliozzi) Antetomaso. Marie was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1945. She was twice the President of the Wakefield Traffic Supervisors, serving in that...
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Cynthia J. Moore

January 13, 1948 - December 9, 2016

Cynthia J. Moore, 68, of Wakefield died on Friday, December 9 at the Meadowview Center in North Reading. Born in Melrose on January 13, 1948 she was the daughter of the late Winston and Margaret (Findlay) Moore. Ms. Moore was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1966. She was a retired clerk for the I.R.S. in Andover and was a former member of the Greenwood Union Church in...
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Geraldine Davison Ballato

April 16, 1927 - December 8, 2016

Geraldine Davison Ballato, age 89, of Peabody, formerly of Wakefield died Thursday, December 8 at her residence. Born in Springfield on April 16, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Grace (Maguire) Dionne. Geraldine was raised in Pittsfield and graduated from St. Joseph High School. She had worked at American Mutual of Wakefield and Tammy's Restaurant in Boston. She was a...
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Ursula M. Champagne

December 27, 1921 - December 5, 2016

Ursula M. Champagne, age 94 of Wakefield died Monday December 5 in Winchester. She was born in Wakefield on December 27, 1921 and was the daughter of the late Thomas H. and Lodie (Pothier) Muse. She was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1939 and later from Burdett Business School of Boston. She was retired from the former American Mutual Insurance Company...
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Frances A. Bruen

February 4, 1925 - December 3, 2016

Frances A. Bruen of Wakefield died peacefully Saturday, December 3 at the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center surrounded by her family at age 91. She was born in Eastport, ME on February 4, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Harold and Lila (Hooper) Stackhouse. Raised in Eastport, she was a graduate of the Shead Memorial High School and later graduated from the Newton –Wellesley Hospital School...
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Helen Porter

December 24, 1927 - December 2, 2016

Helen Porter, age 88, died peacefully on December 2nd at The Sawtelle Family Hospice House with her devoted husband by her side. She was born in Wakefield on December 24, 1927 and was the daughter of the late John and Stephanie (Gorski) Czarnota. Helen is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Joseph Porter; daughter Gail Shevlin and her husband William of Wakefield; daughter Susan Tracy...
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Julia R. Grifoni

July 5, 1925 - December 1, 2016

Julia R. Grifoni, age 91 of Lynnfield died December 1st in Lynn. She was born in Boston on July 5, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Victor and Rose (Zucco) Fucaloro. She was raised in East Boston and had been a Lynnfield resident for the past 59 years. Mrs. Grifoni is survived by her beloved husband Vincent L. Grifoni. She was the loving mother of Vincent J. Grifoni and his wife Carole...
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Grace R. Short

June 6, 1922 - December 1, 2016

Grace R. Short, age 94, of Wakefield, formerly of Waltham and Springfield, died Thursday, December 1 at the Care One in Newton. Born in Cohasset of July 6, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Charles Warren and Grace Rose (Mulvey) Stevens. Mrs. Short was a graduate of Peabody High School, Class of 1940 and later of Burdett College, Class of 1942 and Massachusetts School of Art. She had...
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Eugene E. Poti

May 17, 1920 - November 30, 2016

Eugene E. Poti, 96, of Wakefield formerly of Stoneham died on Wednesday, November 30 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield. Born in Somerville on May 17, 1920, he was the son of the late Joseph and Albena (Potito) Poti. Mr. Poti was a graduate of Somerville Trade School. He was a WWII Navy Veteran and had retired from the Boston Navy Yard in 1970 and then from Thermo Electron inn...
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Rosemary E. B. Wickstrom

June 17, 1945 - November 29, 2016

Rosemary E. B. Wickstrom, 71, of Wakefield died on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at the Wakefield Center Nursing Home. Born in Boston on June 17, 1945, she was the daughter of the late James L. and Lily (Marion) Buckley. Mrs. Wickstrom was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1963. She was a retired secretary to the Vice President of Finance at...
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Winifred M. Rogers

September 1, 1922 - November 28, 2016

Winifred M. Rogers, age 94, of Reading died Monday, November 28 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Born in Acton, England on September 1, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Amy (Cramwell) Crowe. Mrs. Rogers was raised in England before moving to the United States. She had been a US Citizen for more than 60 years. She was retired from the Indisco Company of Norwood....
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Theresa E. Costello

December 3, 1930 - November 27, 2016

Theresa E. Costello, 85, of Concord, New Hampshire formerly of Wakefield died on Sunday, November 27 at the Birches in Concord, New Hampshire. Born in East Boston on December 3, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Garrity) O'Leary. Mrs. Costello was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1947. She was a retired Quality Control Loan Officer for Eastern Bank in...
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Jacky Wong

September 28, 1947 - November 27, 2016

Jacky Wai Hung Wong, age 69, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home November 27, 2016. Jacky was born September 28, 1947 in Hong Kong. He was the eldest of seven children. He moved to the United States in 1990 with his family for a better education for his daughters. Jacky enjoyed travelling and spending time with his family. He was an avid cook and did so frequently for...
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Raymond P. Pizzano III

April 18, 1962 - November 27, 2016

Raymond P. Pizzano, III , age 54 of Dracut and formerly of East Boston died Sunday November 27 peacefully at his home after a long and courageous battle with congestive heart failure. He was born on April 18, 1962 and was the beloved son of the late Joann (Nazzaro) Pizzano. He was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School where he starred in football and would receive 14...
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Maida P. Toth

June 6, 1919 - November 25, 2016

Maida P. Toth, 97, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Friday, November 25 at her residence. Born in Wakefield on June 6, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Adelbert C. and Ruth (Shepard) Purrington. Mrs. Toth was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1936 and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was the wife of the late John S. Toth. Mrs. Toth is...
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Anna E. Sujko

February 9, 1987 - November 23, 2016

Anna E. Sujko, age 29, of Wakefield died Wednesday, November 23 in Wakefield. She was born in Melrose on February 9, 1987 and was the beloved daughter of Carl S. and Sarah E. (Johnson) Sujko. Anna was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 2005 and later from the Shawsheen Valley Technical School, School of Nursing. She had most recently worked in nursing...
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Regina Mary Walsh

November 22, 2016

Regina Mary Walsh, age 85, of Wilmington formerly of Wakefield, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. Ms. Walsh was raised in Boston and was a graduate of Dorchester High School. She had worked as a Clerk for the Insurance industry before her retirement. Ms. Walsh had been a Wakefield resident for more than 20 years and was a member of St. Joseph Parish...
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John Calvin Smith

October 17, 1925 - November 22, 2016

John Calvin "Dutchie" Smith, a 12th generation proud and prominent Lynnfield resident, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Ledgewood Rehabilitation Center in Beverly, after a brief illness. Born on the Smith Farm, the site of Pocahontas Tavern and Springs in Lynnfield, on October 17, 1925 he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Della (Rich) Smith. John was raised in...
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Mary P. Foley

October 20, 1941 - November 19, 2016

Mary P. Foley, 75, of Wakefield died on Saturday, November 19 at the Hathorne Hill Genesis Health Care in Danvers. Born in Woburn on October 20, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Gilgun) Danehy. Mrs. Foley was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1959. She was a retired Office Manager for Raven's Family Dental in Reading. Mrs. Foley was a member of St. Joseph...
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