McDonald Funeral Home

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

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

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

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


Our Obituaries

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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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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Shirley A. Masiello

January 14, 1954 - October 2, 2014

Shirley A. Masiello, 60, of Stoneham formerly of Revere, died on Thursday, October 2 at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. Born in Chelsea on January 14, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Edith (Taite) Phetterplace. Mrs. Masiello was raised and educated in East Boston. She had worked for the past 25 years at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston as a supervisor. ...
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Vera M. King

June 3, 1926 - October 2, 2014

Vera M. King, 88, of Wakefield died on Thursday, October 2 at her residence. Born in Chelsea on June 3, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Elwood J. and Theresa (Higgins) Peddle. Mrs. King was a graduate of Revere High School and had been a Wakefield resident for the past 50 years. She has been retired from the Winchester Hospital where she worked in their Central Service Department....
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Rita M. Callan

January 6, 1926 - September 27, 2014

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

July 2, 1926 - September 27, 2014

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

July 1, 1966 - September 23, 2014

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

December 1, 1956 - September 22, 2014

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

December 25, 1926 - September 21, 2014

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

June 7, 1930 - September 20, 2014

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

March 3, 1971 - September 19, 2014

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

January 15, 1920 - September 18, 2014

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

November 1, 1934 - September 15, 2014

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

November 2, 1928 - September 14, 2014

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

October 26, 1924 - September 14, 2014

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

September 10, 2014

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

August 22, 1950 - September 10, 2014

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

February 23, 1981 - September 9, 2014

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

December 19, 1923 - September 5, 2014

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

September 30, 1955 - September 5, 2014

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

March 6, 1923 - September 4, 2014

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

May 18, 1943 - September 4, 2014

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

July 28, 1985 - September 3, 2014

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

October 3, 1958 - September 2, 2014

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

December 24, 1952 - August 26, 2014

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

August 29, 1926 - August 26, 2014

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

October 9, 1918 - August 25, 2014

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

November 23, 1956 - August 23, 2014

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

May 13, 1928 - August 23, 2014

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

November 17, 1925 - August 21, 2014

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

June 26, 1921 - August 15, 2014

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

May 15, 1926 - August 14, 2014

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

September 3, 1927 - August 14, 2014

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

July 11, 1930 - August 13, 2014

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

August 20, 1923 - August 5, 2014

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

October 20, 1952 - August 4, 2014

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

February 27, 1925 - August 2, 2014

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

June 24, 1976 - August 1, 2014

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

January 3, 1924 - July 28, 2014

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

April 19, 1922 - July 27, 2014

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

March 30, 1930 - July 27, 2014

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

January 6, 1930 - July 25, 2014

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

October 26, 1953 - July 24, 2014

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

December 5, 1962 - July 22, 2014

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

November 23, 1924 - July 21, 2014

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

February 15, 1929 - July 16, 2014

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

March 2, 1927 - July 11, 2014

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

November 11, 1924 - July 10, 2014

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

October 29, 1921 - July 6, 2014

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

December 28, 1929 - July 6, 2014

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

April 4, 1923 - July 6, 2014

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

April 16, 1930 - July 1, 2014

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

June 17, 1958 - June 27, 2014

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

August 4, 1959 - June 25, 2014

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