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MCDONALD FUNERAL HOMES - MA

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

Barbara J. Kilkelly

November 25, 1950 - June 19, 2018

Barbara J. Kilkelly, 67 of Methuen, formerly of Wakefield died Monday June 19, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center of Burlington. Born in Somerville, November 25, 1950 she was the daughter of Thelma A. (Ghilardi) Bernard and the late Ernest H. Bernard. Barbara was a graduate of Tewksbury Memorial High School class of 1968 and Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill. Following...
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Robert F. "Bob" Young

June 4, 1938 - June 19, 2018

Robert F. "Bob" Young, age 80, died peacefully Tuesday, June 19 at his home. Born in Melrose on June 4, 1938 he was the son of the late Robert F. and Dorothea (Velmure) Young. Bob was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1957. He then enlisted in the US Army and served from 1959-1961. Following his time in the Army, Bob joined the Local 6 Union out of Boston...
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Thomas M. Creed

July 20, 1930 - June 19, 2018

Thomas M. Creed, 87, of Stoneham and a native of South Boston died Tuesday June 19 unexpectedly in Winchester. Thomas was born in Boston on July 20, 1930 and was the son of the late Atty. Thomas N. and Elizabeth (Reilly) Creed. Thomas was raised in South Boston and was a graduate of South Boston High School. He later went on the serve in the US Army as a Corporal during the Korean Conflict....
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Robert W. Swain

April 12, 1952 - June 17, 2018

Robert William "Bob" Swain, of Burlington, MA, most beloved husband of Marie (St. Amand) Swain for more than 35 years, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2018, surrounded by family after a long courageous fight battling Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia also known as HSP. Born in Medford, MA, he grew up in Wellesley and Swampscott. Bob studied Mechanical Engineering at Lowell University and...
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Robert T. "Pic" Walsh

November 7, 1926 - June 16, 2018

Robert T. "Pic" Walsh of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield died on June 16 at The Arbors of Stoneham. He was born on November 7, 1926 and was the son of the late Leo and Josephine (O'Donnel) Walsh. Pic was a lifelong Wakefield resident and graduate of Wakefield High School where he starred in baseball. He was also an avid golfer. He was retired from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was a...
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Albert M. Marzino

August 2, 1926 - June 13, 2018

Albert M. Marzino, age 91, of Stoneham formerly of Medford, died Wednesday June 13 at The Brentwood Rehabilitation Center in Danvers. Born in Medford on August 2, 1926 he was the son of the late Mario and Marie (Margiotto) Marzino. Mr. Marzino was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1943. Shortly thereafter, he enlisted in the United States Navy and...
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Meghan S. Burnett

November 10, 1999 - June 12, 2018

Meghan S. Burnett, age 18, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Melrose on November 10, 1999 she was the beloved daughter of Robert J. Burnett and Ellen C. Moschella. Meghan was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 2018. She was an avid softball player, a 3-year starter for the WHS Varsity team, multiple...
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Constance C. Harris

January 16, 1930 - June 11, 2018

Constance C. Harris of Wakefield, a long time Wakefield resident and local educator died June 11 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at age 88. She was born in Cambridge, MA on January 16, 1930 and was the daughter of the late Ellis C. and Helen (Brennick) Jeffrey. Mrs. Harris was raised in Malden and was a graduate of the Malden High School, Class of 1948 and was a later graduate from Lesley...
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Raymond G. Dube

June 27, 1947 - June 10, 2018

Raymond G. Dube, age 70 of Reading died Sunday, June 10 in Melrose, MA. Ray was born in Malden, MA on June 27, 1947 and was the son of the late Raymond L. and Mary A. (Tetreault) Dube. He was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of St. Mary High School of Lynn and then went on to attend UMass Lowell. He was retired from Koch Membrane of Wilmington where he worked for many years as an engineer....
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Denise J. Healy Pellegrino

May 12, 1940 - June 8, 2018

Denise J. Healy Pellegrino, 78 a lifelong resident of Stoneham died Friday June 8, at the Aberjona Nursing Center of Winchester. Denise was born in Boston on May 12, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Dennis J. and Gertrude (Taff) Healy. Denise was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Marycliff Academy in Winchester, Class of 1957. She graduated from Michigan State and was a big...
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Stephen G. Hoxie

February 13, 1941 - June 7, 2018

Stephen G. Hoxie, age 77, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Thursday, June 7 at CareOne of Wilmington. Born in Quincy on February 13, 1941 and was the son of the late Gordon and Elizabeth (Sayles) Hoxie. Mr. Hoxie was raised in both Wollaston and Milton. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Boston University. After meeting his wife, the late Elizabeth Rose (Britner) at work, they...
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Evelyn F. Gallagher

March 23, 1932 - June 6, 2018

Evelyn F. Gallagher, 86, a lifelong Stoneham resident, died on Wednesday, June 6 at her residence. Born in Boston on March 23, 1932, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Nora (Heffernan) Griffin. Mrs. Gallagher was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1948. She was a retired Data Analyst for Pillan Data Service in Stoneham and Compugraphics in Burlington. Mrs. Gallagher...
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Phyllis M. Kazanjian

March 19, 1928 - June 6, 2018

Phyllis M. Kazanjian, 90, a long time Stoneham resident, died on Wednesday, June 6 at the Blair House in Tewksbury . Born in Boston on March 19, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Gertrude (Noonan) Robinson. Ms. Kazanjian was raised and educated in Dorchester and was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Stoneham. Ms. Kazanjian is survived by her son David Kazanjian of Cary,...
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Philip F. McCarty

January 18, 1931 - June 5, 2018

Philip F. McCarty, age 87, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Tuesday, June 5 at the Beverly Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on January 18, 1931, he was the son of the late J. Leo and Marie (O'Reilly) McCarty. Mr. McCarty was raised in Minetto, NY and was a graduate of Oswego High School, Class of 1948. He received his bachelor's degree in Physics and Philosophy from the College of...
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Mark D. Hudson

October 1, 1953 - June 4, 2018

Mark D. Hudson, age 64, of Wakefield, formerly of Medford, died Monday, June 4. Born in Stoneham on October 1, 1953 he was the beloved son of the late Francis E. and Ruth M. (Flanagan) Hudson. Mark was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Arlington Catholic High School. He then went on to Northeastern University where he received his Master's Degree in Business Administration. He had...
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Paul J. Stella

August 31, 1935 - June 3, 2018

Paul J. Stella, 82, resident of Lynnfield for over 50 years before relocating to Wakefield, died Sunday, June 3, surrounded by his family. Born in Boston, Paul was the son of Sicilian immigrants, the late Joseph Stella from Santa Caterina Villarmosa and Sebastiana Stella from Siracusa. He was the beloved husband of Adrienne C. (Sullo) Stella, and the loving father of Stephanie S. Klove and...
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Marie A. French

September 12, 1929 - June 3, 2018

Marie A. (Shea) French, 88, of Lynnfield died Sunday, June 3 at her residence surrounded by family. Marie was born in Boston on September 12, 1929 and was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She later worked at the Chelsea Soldiers Home. She had been a Lynnfield resident since 1957. Marie was the beloved wife of Alfred J. French. She was the loving mother of the...
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Alfred R. "Big Al" Bruzzese

January 10, 1935 - June 1, 2018

Bruzzese, Alfred R. Jr., "Big Al" of Wakefield, formerly of Revere, died Friday June 1, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Boston, January 10, 1935 he was the son of the late Alfred R., Sr. and Olympia (Basile) Bruzzese. "Big Al" was a graduate of Revere High School class of 1953. He served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. In 1975 he went into the Transportation...
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Robert G. Baker

August 25, 1937 - June 1, 2018

Robert G. Baker, age 80, a longtime Lynnfield resident, died at his residence surrounded by his family on Friday, June 1, 2018 on what was the first day of his retirement after serving as the Superintendent of the Lynnfield Center Golf Course/Reedy Meadow for just over 68 years. Born in Lynn on August 25, 1937 he was the son of the late Gordon H. and Frances E. (Churchill) Baker. Mr....
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Claudia M. Martin

June 12, 1937 - May 31, 2018

Claudia M. Martin, 80, of Wakefield, died on Thursday, May 31 at the Bright View Assisted Living in Wakefield. Born in Wakefield on June 12, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Claude M. and Miriam (Skulley) Ryder. Mrs. Martin was a graduate of Nazareth Academy in Wakefield, Class of 1955 and Chamberlain School of Retailing in Boston. She had worked at Jordan Marsh in down town Boston...
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Mildred Bennett

May 25, 1927 - May 30, 2018

Mildred Bennett, 91 of Stoneham died on Wednesday, May 30 in Texas. Mildred was born in Wakefield on May 25, 1927 and was the daughter of the late Michael and Lillian (Boudreau) Cotreau. Mildred was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1945. She was a resident of Stoneham since 1966 and was retired from Datacom in Burlington. She was a member of St. Patrick Church and loved playing...
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Kenneth M. Nesbitt, Sr.

February 14, 1936 - May 30, 2018

Kenneth M. Nesbitt, Sr. age 82, of Saugus, died Wednesday, May 30 at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody. Born in Canton, Ohio on February 14, 1936 he was the son of the late Echols and Lillian (Neff) Nesbitt. Mr. Nesbitt was raised and educated in Canton, Ohio. He left high school to enlist in the United States Navy and served four years before being Honorably Discharged in 1957. He...
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Paul R. Bragger, Jr.

December 29, 1961 - May 29, 2018

Paul R Bragger Jr., Age 56, died on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 peacefully at home in Everett MA. Paul was born in Brighton MA to his parents Angelina and the late Paul Bragger Sr. Paul is survived by his mother Angelina (Cugini) Bragger, his partner Kathleen Bowen, his daughter Deanna and his son Antonio, his grandson Luca, his brother William, sister-in-law Robin and two nieces Ashley and...
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Belinda Devine

October 28, 1927 - May 27, 2018

Belinda Devine, "Nonna" 90, of Wakefield died on Sunday, May 27 at her residence. Born in Wakefield on October 28, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Assunto and Angelina (DiBerardino) Benedetto. Belinda was a lifelong Wakefield resident and an active member of St. Florence Church. She was a graduate of Wakefield High School, 1945. She loved cooking, baking, and reading. Belinda could...
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Olga M. Polli

May 15, 1925 - May 26, 2018

Olga M. Polli (Bacci), age 93, of Lynnfield died on Saturday, May 26 at her son's home in Gorham, Maine. She was born in Somerville on May 15, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Alesandro and Amelia (Suffredini) Bacci. Olga was raised in Somerville and Malden and had been a Lynnfield resident since 1975. She was a former Underwriter for Aetna Insurance of Boston. In her spare time, Olga...
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Patricia Ann Lucey

December 6, 1950 - May 23, 2018

Patricia Ann Lucey, 67, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, May 23 at the Tuft's Medical Center in Boston. Born in Wakefield on December 6, 1950, she was the daughter of the late John and Alice (Pizzano) Lucey. She was a lifelong Wakefield resident and for the last 32 years was an active member of Project Triangle of Malden. She was especially fond of the time she spent with her family. Ms....
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Lena A. Peach

August 16, 1936 - May 19, 2018

Lena A. "Palmira" Peach, age 81, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died Saturday, May 19 at her residence. Born in Avellino, Italy on August 16, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Carmella (Della Polla) Perillo. Lena was born and raised in Italy before moving to the United States with her family at the age of 12. The family first settled in the North End of Boston before...
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Mary E. Keller

May 6, 1924 - May 18, 2018

Mary E. Keller, 94, of Wakefield formerly of Stoughton, died on Friday, May 18 at the Elmhurst Health Care in Melrose. Born in Boston on May 6, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Cullinane) Pethick. Mrs. Keller had been a resident of Stoughton for 55 years before moving to Wakefield three years ago. She was a graduate of Dorchester High School for Girls, Class of 1941. ...
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Steven Czinege

July 12, 1935 - May 16, 2018

Steven Czinege, 82, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, May 16 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Sid, Hungary on July 12, 1935, he was the son of the late John and Rose Czinege. Mr. Czinege was raised and educated in Hungary. He had been a Wakefield resident for the past 62 years. Mr. Czinege had worked as a mason for Charles E. Encarnacao & Sons in North Reading. He was a member of...
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Charles E. Bartlett

January 2, 1922 - May 14, 2018

Charles E. Bartlett, age 96, of Hinesburg, VT, formerly of Wakefield, MA and Blue Hill, ME passed away on Monday, May 14 at his residence in Hinesburg, VT surrounded by family. He was born in Malden, MA on January 2, 1922 and was the son of the late Joseph and Freda (Caffarella) Bartlett. Mr. Bartlett was raised in Malden, MA and graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1941. He then...
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Angelina McArron

December 7, 1925 - May 11, 2018

Angelina McArron, age 92, a longtime Lynnfield resident died Friday, May 11 at the Abbott House in Lynn. Born in Boston on December 7, 1925 she was the daughter of the late John and Jennie (Fiore) Rodophele. Mrs. McArron was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School. She had been a retired telephone operator from AT&T Company. Mrs. McArron was a longtime...
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Thelma N. Thacker

May 11, 1921 - May 8, 2018

Thelma N. Thacker, age 96 of Wakefield died Tuesday, May 8th at the Greenwood Nursing Home. She was born in Malden, MA on May 11, 1921 and was the daughter of the late Lemuel and Irene (Gates) Nieforth. Thelma was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School. She had been a longtime resident of Wakefield and had been a member of the Greenwood Union Church. Thelma was the beloved...
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Joseph R. Relihan

November 4, 1928 - May 8, 2018

Joseph R. Relihan, 89, a Wakefield resident for the past 57 years, died on Tuesday, May 8 at the Windrose Monarch Homes in Woburn. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on November 4, 1928, he was the son of the late James T. and Mary (O'Connell) Relihan. Mr. Relihan was a graduate of Fairfield Prep School, Class of 1947 and St. Thomas College. He had retired in 1993 as a Sales Manager for 25...
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Alice E. Edwards

December 18, 1937 - May 7, 2018

Alice E. Edwards, age 80, of Plymouth, formerly of Arlington, died Monday, May 7 at the Winchester Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada on December 18, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Bertha (Brown Gizas) MacKinnon. Mrs. Edwards was raised in Canada and the United States. She graduated Massachusetts Memorial Hospital in 1959 as a...
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Elizabeth A. Rush

April 11, 1945 - May 4, 2018

Elizabeth A. Rush, 73, of Wakefield died on Friday, May 4 at the Wingate at Reading Nursing Center. Born in Boston on April 11, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Doherty) Smith. Mrs. Rush was a graduate of Charlestown High School and had been a Wakefield resident since 1977. She is survived by her two daughters; Mary Rush of Billerica and Meghan Rayno of Andover,...
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Frank V. Colombo

May 26, 1926 - May 1, 2018

Dr. Frank V. Colombo, 91, of Lynnfield died on Tuesday, May 1 at his residence. Born in Everett on May 26, 1926, he was the son of the late Louis and Yolanda (Strianese) Colombo. Dr. Colombo was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1944, Harvard University, Class of 1949 and Harvard Medical School, Class of 1953. He was a retired General Surgeon from Salem Hospital. Dr. Colombo had...
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Mary E. Paris

February 1, 1920 - May 1, 2018

Mary E. Paris, age 98, of Wakefield died Tuesday, May 1 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Wakefield on February 1, 1920 she was the daughter of the late George B. and Janet E. (McLaren) DeRoche. Mary was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1938. She was also a member of St. Joseph Parish. Before her retirement, she had worked as a...
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William E. Barter

November 29, 1934 - April 30, 2018

William E. "Bill" Barter, age 83, of Wakefield died Monday, April 30 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Bill was born on November 29, 1934 was the son of the late William E. and Bertha (Wells) Barter. Mr. Barter was raised in Malden. He had been a longtime Wakefield resident, having been in the area for more than 60 years. Bill had retired from the Shelmar Banner Glass of Wakefield after...
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Ursula S. Lawson

June 24, 1936 - April 28, 2018

Ursula S. Lawson, age 81, of Hampton Beach, NH formerly of Wakefield, passed away on April 28, 2018 at her daughter's house in Virginia. Born in Germany on June 24, 1936 she was the daughter on the late Karl and Karoline Andermann. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles H. Lawson. She was the loving mother of David Lawson and his wife Jaci, Robert Lawson and his wife Michelle, Linda...
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William W. "Billy" Pelton

July 30, 1964 - April 27, 2018

William W. "Billy" Pelton, III, age 53, of Wakefield formerly of Stoneham, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, April 27. Born in Boston on July 30, 1964 he was the beloved son of Annette K. (Russo) Pelton of Medford and William W. Pelton, II of Florida. Billy was raised in Watertown and Waltham and was a graduate of Waltham High School, Class of 1982. He had a passion for...
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Robert F. Kilroe

September 20, 1938 - April 25, 2018

Robert F. Kilroe of Leesburg, FL formerly of Wakefield, died suddenly Wednesday, April 25. Born in Boston, September 20, 1938, he was the son of the late Frederick H. Kilroe and Edna V. (Morrell) Kilroe. Mr. Kilroe was raised in Melrose and had been a resident of Wakefield for over 35 years. He served in the United States Air Force from 1957 to 1961. He was an avid boats man, and singer. ...
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Frances C. Nauss

July 1, 1926 - April 24, 2018

Frances Claudine Nauss, age 91, of Beverly formerly of Wakefield, died April 24 at the Ledgewood Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Beverly. Born in Concord on July 1, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Larry and Dorothy (Lohnes) Nauss. Ms. Nauss was educated at the Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton. She received her Bachelor's from Northeastern University, as well as a...
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Manuel G. Souza

September 11, 1929 - April 24, 2018

Manuel G. Souza, son of the late John Souza and Maria Nounes, known to family and friends as Manny passed in peace in Melbourne Florida, on Tuesday April 24, 2018 at the age of 88. Manny was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Souza, Brothers John and Joseph Souza, and Son-in-law William McCauley. Manny will be lovingly remembered by his wife Christine Souza, Children Elaine Souza...
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Kevin M. Canty

August 30, 1952 - April 24, 2018

Kevin M. Canty, age 65, died Tuesday, April 24 at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. Born in Lynn on August 30, 1952 he was the son of the late Harold V. and Dorothy (Best) Canty. Kevin was a lifelong resident of Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1970 and St. Anselm College in 1974. He was very active in Lynnfield Athletics, having served as the freshman...
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Josephine DiNanno

December 17, 1927 - April 24, 2018

Josephine DiNanno, 90, of Wakefield died on Tuesday, April 24 at the Woodbriar Health Center in Wilmington. Born in Filetto, Italy on December 17, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Maria (Cicchini) DiNanno. Ms. DiNanno graduated in 1946 from Everett High School with honors. She was a member of St. Florence Church in Wakefield and the Sons of Italy. She had worked as a...
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Robert E. Lynch

October 2, 1956 - April 24, 2018

Robert E. Lynch, 61, of North Reading formerly of Wakefield died on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Winchester Hospital. Robert was born in Woburn on October 2, 1956 and was the son of the late Francis J. and Agnes L. (Murphy) Lynch. Robert was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1976. He was a member of the Westside Social Club and enjoyed golfing. ...
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Margaret B. Moore

May 21, 1930 - April 23, 2018

Margaret B. Moore, 87, of Wakefield died on Monday, April 23 at the Winchester Hospital. Margaret was born in Everett on May 21, 1930 and was the daughter of the late Eugene and Mary Ann (Lyons) Meuse. Margaret was a former president of the Middlesex Legal Secretaries Association and had worked as a legal secretary for over 40 years. She was a loving individual who enjoyed all aspects of...
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Gail P. Courtney

August 10, 1935 - April 18, 2018

Gail P. Courtney, age 82, a longtime Lynnfield resident, died Wednesday, April 18 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Holyoke on August 10, 1935 she was the daughter of the late Carl E. and Anastasia (Hall) Moakler. Gail was raised in Springfield and was a graduate of Commerce High School. Shortly after, she moved to the West Coast where she married her first husband,...
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Eileen T. Layton

December 4, 1932 - April 17, 2018

Eileen T. Layton, age 85, of Peabody, formerly of Tewksbury and Somerville, died Tuesday, April 17 in Wilmington. Born in Somerville on December 4, 1932 she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Driscoll) Canty. Mrs. Layton was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of St. Clements High School of Medford, Class of 1950. She was a retired Secretary from Harvard University. Mrs....
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Dorothea C. Tremblay

January 22, 1923 - April 9, 2018

Dorothea C. Tremblay, age 95, of Lynnfield, died Monday, April 9 at her residence. Born in Salem on January 22, 1923 she was the daughter of the late John J. and Cecilia F. (Sullivan) Barry. She was the beloved wife of the late Leo E. Tremblay. She was the loving mother of Lois Halper of Brighton, Brian Tremblay of Georgetown, Gail Strzempek of Lynnfield, Kevin Tremblay of Andover, Leah...
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John A. Dussault

November 30, 1938 - April 6, 2018

John A. Dussault, Jr., 79, of Wakefield died on Friday, April 6 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Boston on November 30, 1938, he was the son of the late John A. and Irene (Malinowski) Dussault. Mr. Dussault was raised in Everett and had been a Wakefield resident since 1972. He served in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1960. Mr. Dussault had retired in 2002...
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Charles Hurley

March 4, 1939 - April 6, 2018

Charles Hurley, 79, of Wakefield, died on Friday April 6 at the High Point House in Haverhill Born in Malden on March 4, 1939, he was the son of the late Daniel and Helen (McCarthy) Hurley. Mr. Hurley was a graduate of Malden Catholic. He had been a Wakefield resident for the past 47 years. Mr. Hurley was a retired Bus Driver for the MBTA and later became the Union Delegate. He was...
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Lillian C. Roberto

March 9, 1927 - April 4, 2018

Lillian C. Roberto, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Wednesday, April 4 at the Oosterman's Rest Home in Wakefield. Born in Wakefield on March 9, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette (Cavalieri) Puleo. Mrs. Roberto was raised and educated in Wakefield. She was a longtime devoted member of St. Florence Parish. Before raising her family, she was a seamstress and kept...
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Shirley Bernhard

May 18, 1927 - April 3, 2018

Shirley (Wolfe) Bernhard, of Peabody, MA, a former Registered Nurse serving New York City hospitals and schools, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the age of 90. Shirley will be remembered for the joy she brought to life and to those around her, her generosity of spirit and her determination to further world peace and human rights. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1927, Shirley entered...
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Patricia "Pat" Dirrane

April 21, 1945 - April 3, 2018

Patricia "Pat" Dirrane, 72, of Wakefield, MA, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Cambridge on April, 21, 1945 she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Mansell) Gilchrist. Patricia was raised in Watertown and attended Sacred Heart School and St. Patrick's High School. She worked at Annie's' Book Stop for many years and volunteered at the Montrose...
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Kenneth E. Thompson

December 30, 1945 - April 2, 2018

Kenneth E. Thompson of Lynnfield, died on Monday, April 2 at the Salem Hospital. He was born on December 30th, 1945, and was the son of the late Thomas and Gladys (Taylor) Thompson. Kenneth was a graduate of Arlington High School, class of 1964. After high school, Kenneth attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and Northeastern University. He was the Captain of both his High School and...
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Lorraine E. Prive

April 7, 1931 - April 1, 2018

Lorraine E. Prive passed away peacefully at the age of 86 surrounded by her four children on Easter Sunday. She grew up in Stoneham, Mass., the daughter of John and Augusta LeBlanc. Lorraine was married in 1950, beloved wife of Andrew L. Prive, Jr. (deceased). Together, they built a lovely home and raised their children in Stoneham. She was a lifetime parishioner of St. Patrick's Church,...
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Judith Marie Allan

March 31, 2018

ALLAN, Judith Marie (Conley), March 31, age 73. Loving mother of Kenneth R. Allan of Stoneham, Scott D. Allan and husband Luiz Costa, Jr. of NY and Nancy A. Allan of Stoneham. Devoted grandmother of Jasmine and Kesandra. Sister of Tilly Foley and Barbara Tirimacco. Also survived by her former husband Robert G. Allan. A life-long resident of Stoneham, Judy graduated from Stoneham High in 1963...
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Anne Marie (Fahey) Loughlin

July 28, 1926 - March 30, 2018

Anne Loughlin, 91, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died peacefully on Friday March 30, 2018 at Lahey Hospital having been visited by many family and friends. Born in Boston, on July 28, 1926, she was the daughter of Leo P. and Eva M. Fahey. Anne was raised in Milton, MA and graduated Milton High School. She earned her RN from Carney Hospital School of Nursing, 1947, and Bachelor's...
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Thomas E. Brennan

September 29, 1945 - March 30, 2018

Thomas E. Brennan, 72, of Reading died on Friday, March 30 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Thomas was born in Winthrop, MA on September 29, 1945 and was the son of the late Charles F. and Eleanor K. (McGuiness) Brennan. Thomas was raised in Winthrop and attended Dominic Savio High School and later graduated from Winthrop High School. He served in the U.S Air Force Reserve and had...
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Camella A. Fondini

November 9, 1924 - March 27, 2018

Camella A. Fondini, 93, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Tuesday, March 27 at her residence. Born in Wakefield on November 9, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Felice and Susie (Evangelista) D'Alessandro. Mrs. Fondini was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1941. She had retired in 1994 as a Patient Accounts Clerk at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Mrs. Fondini was...
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Merle R. Jordan, Th.D.

March 4, 1931 - March 25, 2018

Rev. Dr. Merle R. Jordan, Prof. Emeritus, B.U. School of Theology and former Director of Danielsen Institute, of Stoneham, died on Sunday, March 25 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Portland, Maine on March 4, 1931, he was the son of Everett C. Jordan and Ida Mae Moore, who died of scarlet fever when Merle was 51/2 weeks old. He was raised by his father and loving step mother. Emma Frances...
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Irene M. McLaughlin

March 29, 1929 - March 25, 2018

Irene M. McLaughlin, 88 of Lakeland, Florida formerly of Medford and Somerville died Sunday, March 25, at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Boston, March 29, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Bettina (DiGiralomo) Giordano. Irene was raised in Medford, and was a graduate of St. Clement High School. Early in her career she worked for Federal Liquors. She eventually moved on...
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Evan Mark Scollard

December 19, 1994 - March 24, 2018

Evan Mark Scollard, US Navy, of Lynnfield passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the age of 23. Born in Boston on December 19, 1994 he was the son of Mark and Carolyn (Connell) Scollard of Lynnfield. Evan grew up in Lynnfield and was a graduate of St. John's Preparatory School, Class of 2013. During high school, he impressively wrote his first novel, and frequently volunteered his time at the...
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John E. Callahan

June 29, 1926 - March 24, 2018

John E. Callahan, age 91 of Stoneham, died on Saturday March 24 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. He was born in Medford on June 29, 1926 and was the son of the late Henry and Roseanne (O'Neil) Callahan. John was a graduate of Medford High School, class of 1944. He was a retired meat cutter for A + P grocery store in Malden and was a World War II Navy Veteran. After he retired from A + P,...
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Kenneth B. Alexander

December 24, 1949 - March 23, 2018

Kenneth B. Alexander, of Naples, FL, formerly of Wakefield, died Friday, March 23 in Florida. Born in Arlington, MA on December 24, 1949 he was the son of Edward J. Alexander of Bradford and the late Louise G. (Martin) Alexander. Mr. Alexander was born and raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1967. Following high school, he enlisted in the United...
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Ann L. Mercurio

July 19, 1939 - March 23, 2018

Ann L. Mercurio, age 78 of Wakefield, formerly of Billerica, died on Friday, March 23 at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. She was born in Boston on July 19, 1939 and was the daughter of the late Daniel and Marie (O'Brien) Lucey. Ann was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of St. Clements High School, and went on to receive her MBA from Cambridge College. She was a...
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Tatyana Kiseleva

July 1, 1931 - March 20, 2018

Tatyana Kiseleva, age 86, of Lynnfield, formerly of Russia died Tuesday, March 20 at the Pilgram Nursing Home in Peabody. Born in Sosnovka, Tver Region, Russia on July 1, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Boris and Nadezhda (Stepanova) Shatkov. Mrs. Kiseleva was born and raised in Russia and was a survivor of World War II. She had worked as a school nurse in Russia for more than 40...
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Lawrence J. McCluskey

May 17, 1926 - March 19, 2018

Lawrence J. "Larry" McCluskey, age 91 of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield, died on Monday, March 19 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Lowell on May 17, 1926 and was the son of the late Lawrence P. and Margaret E. (McSherry) McCluskey. Larry was raised in Billerica and was a graduate of Howe High School, Class of 1944. After graduating high school, Larry enlisted in the Navy and reported...
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Vivian A. Serrentino

September 4, 1930 - March 18, 2018

Vivian A. Serrentino, 87, of Middleton formerly of Lynnfield died on Sunday, March 18 at the Hathorne Hill in Danvers. Born in China Grove, North Carolina on September 4, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Emma (Patton) Sherrill. Mrs. Serrentino was raised and educated in Salisbury, North Carolina. She had been a Lynnfield resident for over 42 years. Mrs. Serrentino was a...
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Karen Marie Bryan

August 26, 1967 - March 17, 2018

Karen Marie Bryan, age 50, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, 2018. Born in Malden on August 26, 1967 she was the daughter of Elizabeth (Cronin) Bryan and the late Edward W. Bryan. Karen was a kind, loving, and grateful person. She lived her life simply and contently. Karen is survived by her mother and best friend, Elizabeth (Cronin) Bryan of...
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Nicholas Guletsky III

May 25, 1952 - March 15, 2018

Nicholas Guletsky, III, age 65, a longtime Wakefield resident died Thursday, March 15 at his home with his family by his side. Born in Cambridge on May 25, 1952 he was the son of the late Nicholas and Ann (Netishen) Guletsky. Nick was raised in Pittsfield and was a graduate of The Kent School, Class of 1970. He then went on to Tufts University where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree...
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Mary Z. Jaber

May 20, 1922 - March 9, 2018

Mary Z. Jaber, age 95 of Stoneham died Friday March 9 surrounded by her family at her home. Mrs. Jaber was born in Jerusalem, Jordan on May 20, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Elias and Nijmeh (Hannian) Khoury. She was a long time Stoneham resident and enjoyed gardening and was also a communicant of Saint Patrick Church. She was the beloved wife of the late Zaki Said Jaber. She was the...
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Lawrence A. Price

October 24, 1953 - March 9, 2018

Lawrence A. Price, a lifelong and well known resident of Lynnfield died Friday March 9 in Danvers at age 64. He was born in Lynn, MA on October 24, 1953 and was the son of the late Edwin and Emily G. (Tabb) Price. Larry was an avid rider of his bicycle and was also a devoted collector of "Hot Wheels". He was a model car builder, NASCAR enthusiast and fan of all Boston sports teams. Larry is...
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Thomas P. Gibson

March 25, 1951 - March 8, 2018

Thomas P. Gibson, 66 of Medford, MA died on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Thomas was born in Cambridge, on March 25, 1951 and was the son of the late John J. and Cecelia M. (Gillis) Leary and Justine R. (Manupelli) McCormack. Thomas was raised in Boston and Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. Thomas also received an Associate's Degree from Bunker Hill Community College. He...
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Kathleen Gallagher

October 12, 1937 - March 7, 2018

Kathleen Gallagher, 80, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, March 7 at the Winchester Hospital. Kathleen was born in Malden on October 12, 1937 and was the daughter of the late Edward and Sally (Melia) Cunningham. Kathleen was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School and later a graduate of Marion Court College of Swampscott. She was a Wakefield resident for the past 31 years....
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Jason McCall Farrell

November 1, 1977 - March 6, 2018

Jason McCall Farrell, age 40, a lifelong Wakefield resident died Tuesday, March 6. Born in Stoneham on November 1, 1977, he is the son of and survived by James M. and Cheryl A. (Funk) Farrell, longtime Wakefield residents. Jason attended the Hurd School, the Wakefield Middle School, and the Wakefield High School, graduating in 1996. While in high school, he was a standout football player...
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Mary F. Smith

June 23, 1925 - March 4, 2018

Mary F. Smith died peacefully at the Wakefield Care Center on Sunday, March 4th following a period of failing health. She was 92. Mary was born in Wakefield on June 23, 1925 and was the daughter of Everett and Annie (DeVeau) Malonson. Mary was the beloved wife of the late George R. Smith Sr. She was the loving mother of George R. Smith Jr. and his wife Ruth Ann, and Paul C. Smith, all of...
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Alan J. Coffin

October 13, 1938 - March 1, 2018

Alan J. Coffin, age 79 of Wakefield, formerly of Stoneham, died on March 1st at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was born in Maine on October 13, 1938 and was the son of the late George and Winifred (Thomas) Coffin. Al was the beloved husband of Jean M. (Lucreziano) Coffin. He was the loving father of Karen Perriello & her husband Lou of Wakefield, Pam Silipigni & her husband Joe of Saugus,...
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Edna F. Dussault

October 6, 1943 - February 28, 2018

Edna F. Dussault, age 74, of Wakefield died Wednesday, February 28 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Everett on October 6, 1943 she was the daughter of the late Arthur A. and Elizabeth (MacDonald) Barry. Edna was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident and was a member of St. Joseph Parish. Above all, she cherished...
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Rosemarie E. Mercurio

June 4, 1936 - February 27, 2018

Rosemarie E. Mercurio, age 81, of Wakefield died peacefully on Tuesday, February 27 surrounded by her daughters after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Born in Boston on June 4, 1936, she was the daughter of the late George F. and Vincenza (Faretra) DeGregorio. Mrs. Mercurio was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of Fiten High School in East Boston. A devout catholic, she taught CCD...
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Janis M. Shine

August 7, 1959 - February 24, 2018

Janis M. Shine, of Wakefield, died suddenly, Saturday, February 24 at her residence. Born in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Thomas P. and Nancy (Cogan) McDonough. Janis was raised in Winchester and was a graduate of Winchester High School. She had been a longtime employee of the United States Postal Service. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident, having lived in town for...
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Charles T. Beaton, Sr.

May 7, 1934 - February 23, 2018

Charles T. BEATON, Sr. May 7, 1934-February 23, 2018. Please pray to give us the strength to cope with the loss, and to remember and celebrate the greatness of Charles Beaton Sr.; his quiet support, his compassion for all whom he met, his undying devotion and love for his wife of 63 years, his dear Joanie, and his unconditional love for his six children; Charlie, Honey, John, Joseph, Marybeth...
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Dana W. Nahigyan

February 19, 2018

Dana W. Nahigyan, 90 of Canton formerly of Wakefield died Monday February 19, at Royal of Fairhaven. Born in Malden, MA December 12, 1927 he was the son of the late Souren and Ruth (Green) Nahigyan. Dana was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He was an Army veteran of World War II. After the war he enrolled at the University of Massachusetts on the GI Bill. Dana eventually made his home...
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Maurie Ann Haver

February 18, 2018

Maurie Ann Haver, 85, of Wakefield, passed away on February 18, 2018. She was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1951. After graduation, she had a brief stint at the Palace of Sweets Ice Cream & Soda Shoppe in Malden and then it was off to serve in the Air Force as a WAF. After basic training at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ she served as a Transfer Specialist at Lackland Air...
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Gwenn E. Therrien

June 6, 1950 - February 16, 2018

Gwenn E. Therrien, age 67, of Wakefield died Friday, February 16 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a brave battle with cancer. Born in St. Johnsbury, VT she was the daughter of the Doris (Cheney) Therrien and late Russell Therrien. Gwenn was raised and educated in Cabot, VT and went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Vermont. She then became a...
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Theresa M. Akerberg

January 28, 1937 - February 15, 2018

Theresa M. Akerberg, age 81, of Wakefield died Thursday, February 15 at her residence. Born in Somerville on January 28, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Josephine (Settipane) Spinale. Terry was raised and educated in Somerville. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1969. She is retired from the Town Clerks office in Wakefield. Terry was a member of St. Joseph Parish and...
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William E. Dunham

June 19, 1931 - February 14, 2018

William E. "Bill" Dunham of Reading, died on Wednesday, February 14 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Rome, New York on June 19, 1931, he was the son of the late Worden and Isabelle (Tiffany) Dunham. Mr. Dunham was raised and educated in Rome, New York. He lettered in Tennis and Track, was the business manager of the yearbook and was elected to the National Honor Society in High...
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Vinny Pintone

March 16, 1982 - February 13, 2018

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Vincenzo "Vinny" Pintone, age 35, of Lynnfield Massachusetts left us to be in the arms of our Lord. Vinny was born on March 16, 1982 in Malden, MA to Rita Santoro-DiStefano and Franco Pintone. He was the beloved brother to Salvatore "Sal" Pintone, Gabriella (Gabby) Izzo and Alexa DiStefano. He was the stepson of Anna Pintone and Nico DiStefano. He was the doting...
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Maureen H. Donovan

April 13, 1924 - February 10, 2018

Donovan, Maureen Hildegarde (Murphy), of Lynnfield and Gloucester. Born 13 April 1924, Taunton, MA. Passed away 10 February 2018. Graduate of Framingham State College with a BS in Nutrition; honored with Alumni Achievement Award in 1995 at her 50th reunion. Past member of the Ladies Committee of Peabody Essex Museum, American Field Service in Lynnfield, The Wingaersheek Yacht Club of Gloucester ...
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Marguerite H. Burns

September 13, 1921 - February 10, 2018

Marguerite H. Burns, 96, of Wakefield, died on February 10, at the Prescott House in North Andover. She was born in Cambridge on September 13, 1921 and was the daughter of the late Emmanuel and Anne (MacDonald) Moulis. Marguerite was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1940. She had been a Wakefield resident for over 60 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, and...
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Carole Devlin

March 9, 1937 - February 9, 2018

Carole Devlin, 80 a longtime resident of Wakefield died Friday February 9, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Brownsville Junction, Maine March 9, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Cedric and Gertrude (Berry) Hamlin. Carole was raised in Maine. She was a graduate of Morse High School in Bath, Maine. Carole, along with her husband Dan and 4 boys moved to...
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Louis Thomas Corcoran

November 5, 1943 - February 9, 2018

Louis Thomas "Lou" Corcoran, age 74, a longtime Wakefield resident died peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family and friends on Friday, February 9, 2018. Born in Watertown on November 5, 1943 he was the son of the late Francis and Mary (Meyers) Corcoran. Mr. Corcoran was raised in Watertown and was a graduate of Watertown High School. He had been a longtime Wakefield resident...
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Norma G. Lester

October 26, 1924 - February 7, 2018

Norma G. Lester, age 93 of Wakefield died February 7, 2018 in Winchester. Norma was born in Revere, MA on October 26, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Albert and Beatrice (Ege) Gallant. She was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School. A Wakefield resident for the past 56 years, Norma worked as an Assistant Librarian at the Galvin Middle School of Wakefield and later...
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Elizabeth Ann Ducey

May 10, 1934 - February 7, 2018

Elizabeth Ann Ducey, 83, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Wednesday February 7 at the Wakefield Center. Born in Stoneham on May 10, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Thomas F. and Elizabeth (Holden) Kenney. Mrs. Ducey was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1952 and Melrose-Wakefield School of Nursing. She spent most of her career in the maternity unit at the Melrose...
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Julianne Gorham

December 25, 1961 - February 6, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Julianne Gorham announces her passing after a brief illness, on Tuesday February 6, 2018, at the age of 56 years. Juli will be lovingly remembered by not only her immediate family, but also her extended family that includes her aunts and uncles as well as her very close cousins. Julianne's extended family reaches out to her Florida friends and...
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Leonard John Elliott

November 24, 1969 - February 6, 2018

Leonard John Elliott, age 48, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Tuesday, February 6 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Melrose on November 24, 1969 he was the son of Linda J. Elliott of Wakefield. He was the step-father of Christopher Kelly of Florida. He was the brother of Tammy Sheehan of Saugus, Carrie Fotino and her husband Roger of Stoneham, Kelly McCarthy and her husband Tim...
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Evelyn C. Aimo

August 22, 1936 - February 6, 2018

Evelyn C. Aimo. Age 81 died Tuesday February 6 in Marblehead. She was born in Woburn on August 22, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Frank and Edith (Yarossi) Starble. Evelyn was raised in Woburn and was a graduate of Woburn High School. She was a camera enthusiast, and with her late husband Karl and also enjoyed many years of Ballroom Dancing. Evelyn was the beloved wife of the late Karl...
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Ronald E. Krasiewski

June 30, 1945 - February 6, 2018

Ronald E. Krasiewski, age 72, of Reading, formerly of Somerville, died Tuesday, February 6 at the LifeCare Center in Stoneham. Born in Boston on June 30, 1945 he was the son of the late Edward J. and Julia (Melofski-Chmielowski) Krasiewski. Ron was raised in Boston and attended St. Joseph's School in the West End of Boston and then went on to graduate of DonBosco High School, Class of 1963...
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Kevin Hanson

November 3, 1962 - February 5, 2018

Kevin Hanson, age 55, of Chelmsford, formerly of Wakefield, died Monday, February 5 at the Lowell General Hospital. Born in Melrose on November 3, 1962 he was the son of Barbara (Haladay) Hanson of Whitefield, NH and Ronald W. Hanson of Jefferson, NH. Kevin was a graduate of Pingree School, Class of 1981 and went on to attend the University of Lowell. He had been a longtime bartender and...
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