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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

Anthony J. Capone

August 15, 1931 - May 18, 2022

Anthony J. "Tony 98" Capone, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, May 18 at the Lahey Clinic and Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Boston on August 15, 1931 he was the son of the late Gerald and Josephine Capone. Tony was raised in the North End of Boston and had been a longtime Wakefield resident, having moved to town 53 years ago to raise his family. He was a great family man and friend...
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Peter Albushies

August 4, 1963 - May 15, 2022

Peter Albushies, age 58 of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield, died on Sunday May 15th at his home. He was born in Malden on August 4, 1963 and was the son of the late Richard and Elizabeth (Lynn) Albushies. Peter was a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1981, and a graduate of Salem State College. He enjoyed spending time with his niece and nephews, playing guitar, music trivia, and...
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Eleanor Cicciarella

February 1, 1926 - May 15, 2022

Eleanor Cicciarella, age 96 of Ashland, formerly of Wakefield, died on Sunday May 15th at her home. Born on February 1, 1926 in New York, "Ellie" was the loving daughter of the late Salvatore and Concettina (Cambareri) Giuliano. She was the beloved wife of 58 years of David Cicciarella and the devoted mother of David and his wife Cindy and Robert and his wife Margaret. Ellie was also the...
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Lynn Ann Luciano

May 1, 1958 - May 14, 2022

Lynn Ann Luciano, age 64 of Wakefield died Saturday May 14 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Lynn Ann was born in Melrose on May 1, 1958 and was the daughter of the late Antonio J. and T. Sylvia (O'Sullivan) Luciano. She was a lifelong Wakefield resident and a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1977 and later graduated from Burdett College in Boston where she...
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Vincent J. Salamone

May 13, 2022

Vincent J. Salamone of Stoneham, formerly of the West End of Boston and Somerville passed away at his home on Friday May 13 at the age of 84. He was the son of the late Domenic and Assunta (Mangone) Salamone. Vincent was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School class of 1955. He proudly served in the 101st Airborne Division of the Army. He was the owner of a specialty printing company called...
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Ronald F. Shepard

July 29, 1944 - May 12, 2022

Ronald F. Shepard, age 77, a longtime Lynnfield resident, died suddenly Thursday, May 12 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Newton on July 29, 1944 he was the son of the late George and Josephine (Goodwin) Shepard. Ron was raised in Waltham and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School of Waltham where he was a standout athlete. He then went on to attend Saint Anselm...
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Stephen A Green

January 9, 1949 - May 10, 2022

Stephen A. Green, passed in peace on Tuesday May 10th, 2022 at the age of 73. He was born to his parents Frank and Florence Green. Stephen is survived by his wife Catherine Green, brother Charles Green, niece, Kay Green, nephew, Timothy Green, mother in law Lillian Huszti, daughter Rachel Flanagan, son in law Brandon Flanagan and his four Grandchildren David, Quinlan, Robert and Evelyn. ...
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Jean B. Reynolds

January 11, 1934 - May 10, 2022

Jean B. Reynolds, 88, of Stoneham. Died on Tuesday, May 10 at the Lahey Hospital in Burlington. Born in Somerville on January 11, 1934. She was the daughter of the late Christian and Bridget (Collins) Younker. Mrs. Reynolds was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Somerville. She married her husband on May 9, 1954. Mrs. Reynolds loved bowling, crafts,...
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Dorothea L. Rourke-O'Regan

August 28, 1940 - May 9, 2022

Dorothea L. Rourke-O'Regan born August 26th, 1940 of Lowell, formerly of Stoneham, died peacefully in the care and comfort of her family on Monday, May 9th at age 81. She was the daughter of George A. and Dora E. (Maguire) Rourke. Dorothea was predeceased by both of her children, James "Shamus" O'Regan of Stoneham and Doreen Maria O'Regan Barrasso of Melrose, and by Shamus' daughter, Melissa...
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Leonard Humber

January 30, 1947 - May 6, 2022

Leonard William Humber, age 75 of Stoneham passed away peacefully in the morning of Friday May 6 surrounded by his loving family after a brief but courageous battle with lung cancer. "Lennie" as he was known to everyone was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on January 30, 1947 and was the son of the late Dorothy and William Humber. He grew up in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High...
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Richard A. Nelson

October 9, 1953 - May 6, 2022

On May 6, 2022, Richard Alan Nelson lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 68 years old. Rick was born on October 9, 1953. He was the son of the late Helen and Robert Nelson. Rick graduated from Reading High School in 1972. He had various jobs early in life before landing a job at Boston University, where he worked for over 30 years before retiring. He lived in Wakefield...
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David A. Jacquard

March 4, 1960 - May 5, 2022

David Jacquard, age 62 of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, died on Thursday May 5 at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was born in Kittery, ME on March 4, 1960 and was the son of Andy Jacquard and the late Yvonne (Muise) Jacquard. Dave grew up in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1978. After high school he attended Massachusetts Maritime Academy where he...
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Barbara A. Jamieson

July 25, 1931 - May 5, 2022

Barbara A. Jamieson, age 90, a longtime Stoneham resident, died peacefully Thursday, May 5th at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born in Franklin, MA on July 25, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Mary (Mimi) Morris and Henry Darling. Barbara was a graduate of Charlestown High School, Class of 1949 and later of Middlesex Community College. She had been a longtime Stoneham...
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Linda Diane Bettincourt

March 13, 1951 - April 28, 2022

Linda Diane Bettincourt, age 71, of Plaistow, NH formerly of Wakefield, MA passed away Thursday, April 28 at the Exeter Center in Exeter, NH. Born in Potsdam, NY on March 13, 1951 she was the daughter of the late Leon and Jean (Kembel) Schuyler. Linda was raised in Foxborough and was a graduate of Foxborough High School and then of University of Rhode Island. She had raised her family in...
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Francis Leo "Frank" Penders

June 26, 1941 - April 26, 2022

Francis Leo "Frank" Penders of Wakefield passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, April 26, 2022, after a long and courageous battle with esophageal cancer, surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born in Boston on June 26, 1941, the son of the late Francis and Catherine (Stamp) Penders. He was raised in Revere, graduating from Revere High School in 1959. Following high school, he...
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Carolyn G. Sullivan

September 8, 1939 - April 24, 2022

Carolyn G. Sullivan, age 82, of Wakefield passed away peacefully Sunday, April 24 at her residence. Born in Malden on September 8, 1939 she was the daughter of the late Raymond Francis and Gertrude C. (Sullivan) Mooney. Mrs. Sullivan was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Girls Catholic. In 1963 Carolyn met Peter A. Sullivan, the two married in 1965 and started their family in...
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Jean M. Tropeano

January 5, 1940 - April 23, 2022

Jean M. (Comeau) Tropeano, age 82, a longtime Wakefield resident died unexpectedly Saturday, April 23 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Boston, MA on January 5, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Joseph D. and Doris I. (Widtfeldt) Comeau. She was raised in Dorchester and attended the Jeremiah E. Burke High School. In 1953 Jean received an award from the Institute of Contemporary...
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Marie R. Banks

February 6, 1960 - April 21, 2022

Marie R. Banks, age 62 of Wakefield and formerly of Somerville died at her home surrounded by her family on April 21 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in Somerville on February 6, 1960 and was the daughter of Albert F. and Marie L. (Roucher) Banda. She was raised in Somerville and had been a Wakefield resident for the past ten years. Marie loved spending time with her...
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Louis Omer Pelletier

April 21, 2022

Louis Omer Pelletier, 96, of Saugus, formerly of North Reading and Wakefield, died on April 21, 2022 at Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn, where he received excellent care from the skilled and compassionate medical staff. Born and raised in Salem, he was the son of Louis and Eva (Currier) Pelletier who immigrated from the Quebec province of Canada. He grew up in a French- Canadian...
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Barbara DiCecca

October 17, 1921 - April 20, 2022

Barbara DiCecca, age 100 of Everett died April 20, 2022 in Billerica. She was born in Medford, MA on October 17,1921 and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Josephine (Graf) Howland. Mrs. DiCecca was a longtime Everett resident and had been a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. She worked many years as a Nursing Assistant at the Marion Manor in South Boston, and also, worked as a...
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Thomas Alfred Crusco, Sr.

December 6, 1930 - April 20, 2022

Thomas Alfred Crusco, Sr. age 91, of Wakefield died Wednesday, April 20 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. Born in Cambridge on December 6, 1930 he was the son of the late Salvatore and Helen (Collins) Crusco. Mr. Crusco was a graduate of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. He had proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict as a servicemember in the United States...
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Mark A. "Uncle Buck" Morris

April 16, 2022

Mark A. Morris "Uncle Buck" age 54, passed away suddenly Saturday April 16th, at his home in Woburn MA, after a courageous 2-year battle with cancer. He was escorted into heaven by his two pre-deceased guardian Angels Cora E Morris and Robert A Morris Jr. Mark was employed by BROX Industries before he retired, where his quick wit and sarcasm endeared him to everyone he came in contact with...
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Joseph Francis Denham III

October 28, 1992 - April 16, 2022

Joseph Francis Denham, III, age 29, of Wakefield, sadly passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2022. Born in Melrose on October 28, 1992, he was the son of Dale Denham of Reading and Josephine (Giardina) Rowell and her husband Glen, of North Andover. Joseph was raised in Wakefield and a 2011 graduate of the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School welding program of Wakefield. Joseph had...
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Paul Joseph Sculley

March 17, 1945 - April 14, 2022

Paul Joseph Sculley, age 77, of Stoneham, died April 14 at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Melrose on March 17, 1945 he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Dorothy (East) Sculley. Mr. Sculley was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. He received his undergraduate degree in physical education from UMass Amherst, a master's in...
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Robert B Uliano

April 3, 1936 - April 14, 2022

Robert B. Uliano, 86 of Stoneham formerly of Wakefield died Thursday at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading. Born in Niskayuna, New York, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Leola (Price) Uliano. Robert was raised on a farm in New York. As a young adult he moved to Massachusetts and eventually settled in Wakefield. He was a retired manager for Reading Lumber in North Reading. After...
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Juliette Hamboyan

March 31, 1927 - April 14, 2022

Juliette Hamboyan, age 95, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children, on April 14, 2022. Born in Beirut, Lebanon on March 31, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Voscorian) Hermes. Juliette was raised and educated in Beirut, Lebanon. Due to World War II, she had to drop out of middle school and took a job teaching at The Sisters Academy, a...
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Arthur A. Prousalis

December 7, 1944 - April 14, 2022

Arthur A. Prousalis, age 77, of Wakefield died Thursday, April 14 at the Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield. Born in Woburn on December 7, 1944 he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary (Ventura) Prousalis. Arthur was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He spent his career in appliance repair; first beginning his career at GE where he learned the trade...
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Michael "Digger" Lucey

March 22, 1968 - April 9, 2022

Michael "Digger" Lucey Sr, 54, a lifelong resident of Wakefield passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 9. He was born on March 22, 1968 and was the son of the late Paul and Jean (Niland) Lucey. Michael was a graduate of Northeast Regional Vocational School. He was a longtime employee of the Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department and the town's favorite plumber. ...
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Sandra Veilleux

March 30, 1946 - April 9, 2022

Sandra Veilleux age 76 of Boylston, passed Saturday April 9 at Care Dimensions in Lincoln, MA. Born in Wakefield on March 30th, 1946. She is survived by her beloved husband Joe Veilleux; her son, Robert Maturo; her son, Edward and his wife Stephanie of Syracuse; her step son Jody Veilleux and his wife Michelle of New Hampshire, her step daughter Jessica Ogden and her husband Matt of New...
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Christopher Richard Whyman

August 11, 1986 - April 8, 2022

Christopher Richard Whyman, age 35, born August 11, 1986 in Salem, MA ended his battle with cancer at the UCLA Ronald Regan Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA on Friday April 8, 2022. After graduating from Peabody High School, Christopher attended North Shore Community College where he received an associate's degree. He worked in sales and account management in collections as well as...
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Linda M. Kane

April 29, 1948 - April 7, 2022

Linda M. Kane, age 73, of Wakefield, died Thursday, April 7 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in Malden on April 29, 1948 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Estelle (Dzoib) Kirby. Mrs. Kane was raised in Malden before moving to Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School. She had gone to work for New England Telephone for a number of years and most...
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Joan N. "Flashy" Logue

June 23, 1939 - April 7, 2022

Joan Noreen "Flashy" Logue, a longtime resident of Wakefield, MA passed away peacefully at her home on April 7th at the age of 82. Joan was the beloved wife of the late Robert Logue. She is predeceased by her siblings John, Florence, Michael, and Phyllis. Flashy is survived by her nephews and nieces, Kathy Ledoux-Walsh (her favorite), her Godson Michael Ledoux (who annoyed her the most), Stuart...
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Thomas C. Merchant

August 10, 1933 - April 5, 2022

Merchant, Thomas C. of Wakefield April 5. Tom Merchant, a long-time teacher at Wakefield High School, died suddenly on April 5, 2022, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at the age of 88. Tom was born in East Boston on August 10, 1933, to the late Anne (Doherty) and Thomas Merchant. He spent his early years in East Boston, the beloved only brother of big sister Mary (Merchant) Harrigan and...
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Calvin J. Cook

February 21, 1992 - April 2, 2022

Calvin J. (CJ) Cook, 30 of Boston, formerly of Magnolia died at his home on Saturday April 2. Born in Salem, February 21, 1992, he was the son of Calvin P. Cook and Cindy (Overfield) Cook of Beverly. Calvin was raised in Magnolia and was a graduate of Manchester-Essex Regional High School Class of 2011 where he was a member of the football team. Following high school, he went on to graduate...
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Roberta L. Marquis

March 19, 1953 - April 1, 2022

Roberta L. Marquis, age 69 of Haverhill, MA and formerly of Stoneham died April 1 in Methuen. She was born in Chicago, IL on March 19, 1953 and was the daughter of the late Paul and Gloria (Girondi) Pinto. She was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School. She worked in the medical field as a CNA in the Boston area. She was an avid bowler, reader and lover of children. ...
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Susan M. Leone

November 26, 1952 - March 31, 2022

Susan Morey Leone, a Wakefield resident since 1984, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 31, 2022. She was 69 years old. Born and raised in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Muriel (Reebenacker) Woodruff. Susan is loved and survived by her husband of 49 years, John Michael Leone, Jr., of Wakefield; by her daughter, Janice Susan Leone, of Lowell; by her son John...
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William H. "Bill" Dean

January 25, 1940 - March 30, 2022

William H. Dean, age 82, a longtime resident of Wakefield passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. He was born in Melrose on January 25, 1940 and was the son of the late Herbert and Elizabeth (Ufford) Dean. William (Bill) grew up in Malden and was a graduate of the Malden High School class of 1958. Upon graduating he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his...
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Catherine Alemi Palmerino

April 22, 1936 - March 29, 2022

Catherine Veronica Alemi Palmerino of Wakefield, MA, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the age of 85. She was surrounded by her family, with her beloved and cherished husband, Al, as she was welcomed into heaven. Catherine was known throughout her life as a person everyone loved to be around. She had boundless energy and a smile that lit up a room. She gave her time to others while...
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George Celata

March 2, 1929 - March 26, 2022

George Celata, age 93, of Reading, formerly of Lynnfield, died peacefully on March 26, 2022 at the Artis Senior Living Center in Reading. Born on March 2, 1929, and raised in the Boston's North End, he was the son of the late Michael and Clementina Celata. He earned his High School Diploma at the Boston Trade High School in 1947. George was a Military Veteran. He joined the United States...
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Karen J. Croce

July 25, 1952 - March 26, 2022

Karen J. Croce, age 69, of Wakefield died Saturday, March 26 at her residence surrounded by loved ones. Born in Malden on July 25, 1952 she was the daughter of the late Peter and Florence (Johnson) Iosua. Karen enjoyed the simple things in life. She enjoyed travelling to Arizona to visit her youngest son Matt and his family and traveling up the Maine Coast in her Jeep to the ocean and...
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Dorothy A. Parsons

September 9, 1940 - March 26, 2022

Dorothy A. Parsons, age 81 of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere died Saturday March 26 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Boston, MA on September 9, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Michael and Theresa (Paldi) Marotta. She was raised in Revere and was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception High School of Revere. She had been a Lynnfield resident since 1979 and...
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Terence J. McCarthy

March 23, 2022

Terence J. McCarthy, 83 of Weymouth, formerly of Wakefield, passed away Wednesday March 23, 2022 at Beverly Hospital. Born in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, Ireland, he was the son of the late Michael F. McCarthy and Mary (Gallagher). Terry moved to the United States in 1957. He served in the United States Air Force as a Military Police Officer stationed in Germany and Morocco. For 31 years...
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David W. Lundquist

September 22, 1934 - March 21, 2022

David W. Lundquist, 87, of North Reading formerly of Woburn, died on Monday, March 21 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Lowell on September 22, 1934, he was the son of the late Victor and Dorothy (Olson) Lundquist. Mr. Lundquist was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1952 and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts. He had been a...
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Thomas F. Flynn

November 4, 1932 - March 19, 2022

Thomas F. Flynn, age 89, of Wakefield, formerly of Arlington, died peacefully at home on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Born in Woburn on November 4, 1932 he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Georgianna (MacDonald) Flynn. Mr. Flynn was raised in Stoneham and attended Saint Patrick School in Stoneham for 11 years until its closing in 1949. He graduated from Stoneham High School in 1950. He...
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Carl J. Ducey

September 8, 1933 - March 16, 2022

Carl J. Ducey, age 88, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at his residence. He was born in Malden on September 8, 1933. Mr. Ducey was raised in Medford and moved to Wakefield during his senior year of high school. It was then that he met the love of his life and future bride Elizabeth Ann (Kenney). The two raised their family of eight in Wakefield and were members of St. Joseph Church...
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Wadad H. Nakhoul

December 31, 1931 - March 15, 2022

Wadad H. Nakhoul, age 90 of Wakefield, died on Tuesday March 15 at the Winchester Rehab and nursing Center. She was born in Beirut, Lebanon on December 31, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Hannah and Heloueh Hajj. In 1953, Wadad wed her late husband Anis. Wadad and Anis went on to have 5 children, Claudette, Zaki, Doris, Bedda, and Nabil. She and her young family immigrated to the US...
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Joseph C. Loconzolo

October 18, 1931 - March 14, 2022

Joseph C. Loconzolo, a long-time Wakefield resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Monday, March 14, 2022; he was 90 years old. Joe was born in East Boston on October 18, 1931; he was the dear son of the late Joseph Loconzolo and Anna (Casselo) Loconzolo. Joe was raised in Malden before his family moved to Greenwood in Wakefield. ...
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Kevin Grenham

January 28, 1989 - March 14, 2022

Kevin "Kev" James Grenham was born January 28, 1989, he was a lifelong resident of Wakefield and passed unexpectedly at home March 14, 2022. He is survived by his beloved wife Jamie (Orsini) Grenham and daughter Kora Danielle Grenham. He was the cherished son of Diane and James Grenham. Kevin was a graduate of Saint Joseph's School and a former alter server for Saint Joseph's Parish in...
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Luciano Querel

March 8, 1941 - March 14, 2022

Luciano Querel, age 81, of Wakefield, died Monday, March 14 at his residence. He was born in Trieste, Italy on March 8, 1941 and was the son of the late Aldo and Josepina (Kirn) Querel. Luciano was born and raised in Italy. Having been orphaned at a very young age, Luciano went to work by the age of 13 and years later followed his sister to the United States, making his home here in the 1970...
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Virginia Moriarty

February 24, 1936 - March 13, 2022

Virginia C. "Ginny" Moriarty, 86 Wells-Virginia C. "Ginny" Moriarty (Cooke), 86 of Wells, ME formerly of Naples, FL. and Wakefield, MA, died late Saturday evening on March 12, 2022. She was born in Boston, MA, on February 24, 1936, the daughter of the late Percy S. and Dorothy M. Cooke (White). She grew up in Winchester and was a graduate of Lasell, in Newton. She met her husband,...
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John E. "Jack" Smith

January 2, 1933 - March 10, 2022

John E. "Jack" Smith, age 89, a longtime resident of Wakefield died Thursday, March 10 at the Care One of Wilmington. Born in Manchester, NH on January 2, 1933 he was the son of the late Gertrude I. Smith. Jack was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1951. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and went on to attend Boston University following the war....
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Douglas E. Marquis, Jr.

March 28, 1968 - March 9, 2022

Douglas E. "Dougie" Marquis, Jr., age 53, died Wednesday, March 9 at the Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston. Born in Stoneham on March 28, 1968 he was the son of the late Douglas E. and Doris (Record) Marquis. Dougie was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of the Northeast Regional Vocational School in Wakefield. He had enjoyed a long career as a baker; first working at the Waltham...
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Theresa Amyouny

September 27, 1930 - March 7, 2022

Theresa (Langone) Amyouny, age 91, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died peacefully on Monday, March 7 at her residence surrounded by family. Born in Somerville on September 27, 1930, Theresa was the daughter of the late Antonio and Battista (Tempone) Langone. Theresa grew up in Somerville and attended Somerville High School. While working at Schrafft's, the candy and chocolate company in...
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Kenneth W. Rhodes

April 1, 1935 - March 7, 2022

Kenneth Willard Rhodes, age 86, of Melrose, MA, formerly of Belmont and Waltham, MA passed away peacefully on the 7th of March 2022. Born in Boston, MA on April 1, 1935 he was the son of Aubrey and Georgina W (Easson) Rhodes. His father was born in Nova Scotia, Canada and his mother in Scotland. Kenneth was a graduate of Belmont High School, class of 1953. He proudly served his country during...
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Josephine M. Brunco

March 19, 1927 - March 6, 2022

Josephine M. Brunco, 94, of Wakefield, died on Sunday, March 6 at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Brooklyn, New York on March 19, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Chiafftello) Cammaroto. Mrs. Brunco was raised and educated in Brooklyn, New York. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1994. She enjoyed caring for and spending time with her family,...
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Arthur D. Stackhouse

September 21, 1929 - March 4, 2022

Arthur D. Stackhouse, age 92, of Wakefield, died Friday, March 4 at his residence surrounded by his family. Born in Salem on September 21, 1929 he was the son of the late Clarence B. and Marietta (Brewer) Stackhouse. Arthur was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1948. He proudly served his country during Korea Conflict in the United States Marine Corp...
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Donald R. Marsden

May 6, 1953 - March 3, 2022

Donald R. Marsden, age 68, of Wakefield, passed away Thursday, March 3rd at his residence surrounded by his loving family after a courageous eight year battle with cancer. Born in Cambridge on May 6th, 1953 he was the son of the late Henry and Eleanor (Moran) Marsden. Don was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1972; he then went on to receive an Associate...
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Mary T. Dugan

May 10, 1929 - March 3, 2022

Mary T. Dugan, age 92, of West Dennis formerly of Stoneham, died Thursday, March 3 at Windrose at Woburn Assisted Living. Born in Somerville on May 10, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Bartholomew and Helen (O'Leary) Hart. Mary was raised in Somerville. She worked for Boston Edison where she met her husband and the two spent the beginning of their married life in Winchester before...
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Gladys L. Zagaja

April 28, 1929 - March 1, 2022

Gladys L. Zagaja, age 92, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died Tuesday, March 1 at the Brentwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Danvers. Born in Chelsea on April 28, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Pauline (Latka) Ulatowski. Gladys was raised in Chelsea and had been a Wakefield resident since 1948. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and was devoted to her...
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Anthony "Tony" Lucibello

June 19, 1963 - February 27, 2022

LUCIBELLO, Anthony "Tony" recently of Wilmington, MA, who raised his family in Tewksbury, MA, formerly of Wakefield, MA, passed away on February 27, 2022. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend Karen (Hobbs) of 34 years and his loving children Danielle and Anthony. He was predeceased by his cherished daughters, Christina and Nicole. He was 58 years old. Tony was born on June 19,...
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Nathalie Ann Lusas

May 30, 1922 - February 25, 2022

Nathalie Ann Lusas, age 99, a long-term resident of Stoneham and more recently of Rockport and Melrose, died Friday, February 25 at the Oceanside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Rockport. Born May 30, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Margaret (Stevens) LeDuc. Fred LeDuc was the owner of The Gloucester Fish Market in Stoneham Square for over 50 years. Mrs. Lusas was...
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Maryanne T. Carmody

July 8, 1936 - February 22, 2022

Maryanne T. (DiFederico) Carmody, 85, of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield, passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Born in Malden on July 8, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Silvestri) DiFederico. Maryanne grew up in Wakefield, MA. and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1954. In 1958, Maryanne married her high school sweetheart, John, and continued to reside...
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John Ludlow

March 27, 1947 - February 21, 2022

John Ludlow, age 74, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Monday, February 21 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Newark, New Jersey on March 27, 1947 he was the son of the late Theodore and Agnes (Stone) Ludlow. Mr. Ludlow was raised in Newark, Delaware, where his family's home was abutting the campus of The University of Delaware: thus beginning a lifelong love for the UDel Blue...
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Scott E. Conroy

August 16, 1969 - February 16, 2022

Scott E. Conroy, age 52 of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, died on Wednesday February 16 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Winchester on August 16, 1969 and was the son of Marilyn (Ormond) Conroy and the late Joseph Conroy. Scott grew up in Wakefield and was a graduate of Austin Prep where he played basketball and football. After high school, he played basketball...
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Chester Kenneth Delani

January 3, 1940 - February 14, 2022

Chester Kenneth Delani (CHET) Chet Delani passed away peacefully with his wife of 58 years Janet (Leone) Delani, son Michael Delani, son Peter Delani his wife Elizabeth Saitta, grandchildren Andrew Delani and Celia Delani, daughter Elizabeth (Delani) McEleney her husband Owen McEleney, and grandchildren Emma McEleney and Owen McEleney, by his side on February 14, 2022. Born on January 3,...
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Jane G. Cann

June 22, 1947 - February 14, 2022

Jane G. (Gavin) Cann, age 74, of Wakefield, formerly of Stoneham, died February 14 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Cambridge on June 22, 1947 she was the daughter of the late David and Mary (Hogan) Gavin. Jane was raised and educated in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School. She then went on to graduate from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY with a bachelor's degree...
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Beverly Lorraine Moores

September 23, 1930 - February 13, 2022

Beverly Lorraine Moores, 91, of Wakefield, died on Sunday, February 13th at Brightview in Wakefield. Born in Raynham on September 23, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary J. (Smith) Spousta, but was raised by the late Herman Spousta and Viola (Parris) Spousta. Mrs. Moores was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1948 and Lynn Hospital School of Nursing, Class...
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Kenneth "Ken" Lee Bukoski, Sr.

May 11, 1946 - February 9, 2022

Beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend, Kenneth (Ken) Lee Bukoski, Sr., passed peacefully on February 9, 2022 at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Margaret (Peggy) Bukoski (Morrison); his son Kenneth Bukoski, Jr., and wife Gina Anderson; his sister-in-law Mary Jane Mahoney (Morrison); and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Born in Somerville, MA on May 11,...
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Francis "Frank" Hegarty

October 30, 1930 - February 8, 2022

Francis "Frank" Hegarty was born the third of four siblings and lived his early years in Somerville, MA. When duty called, he served in the Army 196th Field Artillery Battalion in the Korean conflict. After the war he returned to Massachusetts and completed a bachelor's degree in business administration from Northeastern University and soon after moved with his wife Clare and growing family to...
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Dennis M. Finn

June 25, 1949 - February 8, 2022

Dennis M. Finn, age 72, a former longtime Stoneham resident, passed away February 8th, 2022, surrounded by his family. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late John and Barbara (Brown) Finn. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen (Slavin) Finn. He was the proud father of Patrick Finn and his wife, Janine, of Wilmington; Colleen Kenneally and her husband, Dan, of West Roxbury; and...
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Mary "Marie" MacDonald

June 23, 1931 - February 8, 2022

Mary K. "Marie" MacDonald, 90 a lifelong resident of Stoneham died at her home on Tuesday February 8. Born in Stoneham she was the daughter of the late Edward and Alice (Donnelly) Burge. Marie was a graduate of St. Patrick High School class of 1949 and was a longtime parishioner of the church. For a brief period during her teenage years she lived in Prince Edward Island, Canada. One of...
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Loureen R. Ramsdell

November 7, 1926 - February 7, 2022

Loureen R. Ramsdell, age 95, a lifelong Wakefield resident passed away February 7, 2022 surrounded by her family at her home. She was born in Melrose, MA on November 7, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Clifford and Madge (Millar) Russell. Mrs. Ramsdell was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1944 and was a cheerleader during her high school years. She married her high...
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Michael E. Noska

August 28, 1950 - February 7, 2022

Michael Noska, 71, of Stoneham, passed away on February 7, 2022, with his daughters by his side. Michael was born on August 28, 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts. Son of the late John and Anna (Marshall) Noska, he was the loving husband of the late Susan A. Noska with whom he spent 42 years of marriage. Michael is survived by his two daughters, Michelle Noska and her partner Keith Gaffney of...
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Josephine Breslin

October 8, 1922 - February 5, 2022

Josephine Breslin, 99, a lifelong resident of Wakefield passed away peacefully at her daughter Jackie's home surrounded by loving family members on Saturday February 5. Born in Lawrence October 8, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Walter and Antoinetta (Micevicz) Kurowski. Josephine was a graduate of Wakefield High School where she was very athletic and played multiple sports. She...
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Winifred M. (Forster) McDonald

June 18, 1926 - February 5, 2022

Winifred M. (Forster) McDonald, age 95, of Saugus, formerly of East Boston died February 5 at the Nevins Nursing Center in Methuen. Born and raised in East Boston she was born June 18, 1926 to the late Charles D. Winifred L. (Doherty) Forster. Mrs. McDonald raised her family in Saugus and most recently had lived in Lynnfield and Dracut. She had a 40-year working career in various...
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J. Warren Cotty

February 22, 1926 - February 4, 2022

J. Warren Cotty, 95, of Wakefield died on Friday, February 4 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Chelsea on February 22, 1926, he was the son of the late Jesse T. and Helen (Symes) Cotty. Mr. Cotty was a graduate of Lexington High School, Class of 1943. He served as a S/SGT in the 39th Bombardment Squadron in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II. Mr....
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Ellen M. Craffey

February 2, 2022

Ellen M. Craffey passed away suddenly on February 2,2022 She was born in Boston Ma. The daughter of the late Michael and Mary Helen Stanton. Ellen is survived by her two sons Michael and his wife Sheila of Lynnfield, Steven and his wife Rachel of California; brother Thomas and his wife Jaqueline of Milton, Robert and his wife Carol of Easton, five devoted and cherished grandchildren Carleen...
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Lawrence "Larry" Schelzi

February 2, 2022

Lawrence "Larry" Schelzi, age 65, of Lynnfield, formerly of Woburn, was with his family, surrounded with love, when he peacefully passed on February 2, 2022. Born and raised in Woburn, Massachusetts, Larry was the son of Emma (DeMonico) Schelzi and the late Rocco Schelzi of Woburn. In addition to his mother, Larry is survived by his beloved wife, Deborah (Desautels) Schelzi, his three loving...
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William F. "Bill" Tracy

August 26, 1942 - February 2, 2022

William F. Tracy (Bill) passed away surrounded by his family on February 2, 2022 at Lahey Hospital. Born in Boston and raised in Newton Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Harold and Amy (Shields) Tracy. Bill had an outgoing personality and was willing to help anyone in need. He owned and operated real estate and insurance businesses for many years. He loved classic cars, boating,...
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Frank Cosentino

July 18, 1952 - February 2, 2022

Frank Cosentino, 69, of Wakefield died Wednesday, February 2, surrounded by his family. He was born in Everett on July 18, 1952, the son of Joseph M. and Mary (Penta) Cosentino, and moved to Wakefield in childhood. Through his work as a salesman, Frank traveled worldwide, but always preferred to be home with his family. Frank enjoyed boating, spending every summer on Lake Monomonac in...
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Denise Bajgot Heckman

January 31, 2022

On January 31, 2022, Denise Bajgot Heckman, 63, was reunited in heaven with her eldest son, Keaton, who passed away a year earlier. Denise suffered through a year of extreme grief and heartache as the two were extremely close. She took comfort in her son Keifer and granddaughter Kayleigh Mae (Keaton's daughter), and spent countless hours talking with her mother, but losing Keaton was a tremendous...
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Jean M. Kavanagh

May 4, 1943 - January 31, 2022

Jean (O'Neill) Kavanagh, of Wakefield, MA, known to many families as "Jean Marie," passed away in her home at the age of 78. Born and raised in Watertown, MA, the beloved daughter of the late Daniel and Jean (Montague) O'Neil. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 35 years, C. Ronald Kavanagh, her eldest son, Patrick Kavanagh, her sisters, Catherine "Kitty" and Ann Marion O'Neil, as well...
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Ralph P. Santosuosso

January 28, 1941 - January 31, 2022

Ralph P. Santosuosso, age 81, passed away surrounded by his family on January 31, 2022. He was born and raised in Revere Massachusetts, the son of Ralph Luigi Santosuosso and Esther Hartwell. Ralph proudly served in the United States Air Force and started a number of small businesses before establishing Aved Electronics, a world class contract manufacturing company located in Billerica MA. To...
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Betty E. Prendergast

November 26, 1929 - January 30, 2022

Betty E. Prendergast, age 92 of Beverly, died on Sunday January 30 at the Beverly Hospital. She was born in Melrose on November 26, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Madison and Alice (Bowen) Belliveau. Betty graduated from Malden High School as a member of the class of 1947, and attended the Katharine Gibbs secretarial school in Boston. She was a dedicated homemaker who also held...
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Shirley (Deveney) Drinkwater

December 7, 1940 - January 30, 2022

Shirley (Deveney) Drinkwater of Stoneham passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on January 30, 2022 at the age of 81. Born in Franklin, NH, December 7, 1940, daughter of the late Walter W. and Margaret (Soley) Arnold and sister of Margaret Deshaies and her husband Roger of Chelmsford. Shirley was a lifelong resident of Stoneham and graduate of Stoneham High...
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Leonard "Lenny" Viera

November 21, 1978 - January 29, 2022

Leonard "Lenny" Viera, a lifelong resident of Lynnfield, passed away after a long illness on January 29th. Lenny was born in Boston on November 21, 1978 and was raised in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1996. He was the proud owner of his former landscaping business, Len's Landscaping of Lynnfield. He was an avid Boston sports fan and enjoyed golf. Lenny loved...
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Domenic R. "Bob" Sarcia

November 28, 1942 - January 28, 2022

Domenic R Sarcia (Bob), age 79 of Lynnfield, formerly of Westford and Sandwich MA, died on Friday, January 28th due to complications from ALS, with his family by his side. He was born in East Boston on November 28, 1942 and was the son of the late Carmelo and Lucy (Santangelo) Sarcia. Bob proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1963, before being honorably discharged. ...
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Salvatore Andronico

January 28, 2022

Salvatore Andronico, age 96 of Bolton, formerly of Stoneham, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2022. He was born in Dorchester, the son of Onofrio and Crocifissa Andronico. Salvatore is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Gina Andronico; their children Robert Andronico and his wife Donna, Diana Adams and her husband Richard, and William Andronico and his wife Cheryl; his...
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John B. Rubner III

August 1, 1950 - January 27, 2022

John B. Rubner III of Wakefield, formerly of Stoneham, died on Thursday, January 27 from complications due to Covid-19. Born in Stoneham on August 1, 1950, he was the son of John B. Jr., and Phyllis (Redmond) Rubner of Plaistow, New Hampshire. John was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1968 and had attended Bryant & Stratton College. He served in the United States Air Force with...
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Donald William Cox

September 16, 1930 - January 27, 2022

Donald (Don) William Cox, age 91, of Lynnfield, MA died after a brief illness Thursday, January 27, 2022 at home surrounded by family. Mr. Cox was born September 16, 1930 in Fall River, MA, the son of William Henry Cox and Elodia Adele Fauteux Cox. He moved to Providence, RI at a young age, attended LaSalle Academy in Providence, the Univ. of RI, and Clarke University. He served in the US Marine...
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Mary A. Lilley

July 31, 1937 - January 27, 2022

Mary A. (Kelley) Lilley, age 84, of Wakefield, died Thursday, January 27 at Advinia Care of Wilmington. Mrs. Lilley's survivors include her beloved husband of 56 years James F. Lilley, of Wakefield; her daughter, Karen K. (Lilley) Haughey, her husband Norman J. Haughey, and their children, Nicholas J. and Mary E. Haughey, all of Baltimore, MD; her son, John E. Lilley, his wife, Tricia M. ...
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Matthew J. Burns, Jr.

August 24, 1926 - January 22, 2022

Matthew J. Burns, Jr., age 95, A lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Saturday, January 22 at the Bear Hill Nursing Home. Born in Wakefield on August 24, 1926, he was the son of the late Matthew J. and Julia (Boland) Burns. Mr. Burns was a graduate of Wakefield High School and Northeastern University. He served in the United Sates Navy during World War II. Mr. Burns was a retired...
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Annabelle Bears-Cashell

September 25, 1940 - January 21, 2022

Annabelle Bears-Cashell, age 81 of Tewksbury, formerly of Stoneham, died on Friday January 21 at The Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was born in Boston on September 25, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Murdock Bruce and Annabelle (MacPherson) Bears. Annabelle was a lifelong resident of Stoneham and a proud graduate of the Stoneham High School Class of 1958. After graduating high...
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Josephine A. Rich

December 26, 1926 - January 20, 2022

Josephine A. Rich, age 95, of Peabody and formerly of Wakefield, died Thursday, January 20 in Danvers, MA with her children by her side. She was born in Wakefield on December 26, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Theresa (Cataldo) Ripa. She was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. After living with her late husband in Wakefield and Long Beach, CA,...
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Dorothy W. Marshall

February 27, 1923 - January 19, 2022

Dorothy W. Marshall, age 98, passed on January 19th surrounded by her family. Dorothy was born and raised in West Orange, New Jersey to Dorothy and Louis Edwin Waldeck, the second of four children. She graduated from West Orange High School. Cherished childhood memories for Dorothy were sketching, playing violin in the school orchestra, visiting her aunt's beach house, and watching her father...
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Arline E. Cohee

January 17, 2022

Arline E. Cohee 93, a longtime resident of Lynnfield passed away peacefully at her home on Monday January 17, 2022. Born in Boston, and raised in Winthrop, she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (Turpeinen) Cushman. Arline was a graduate of Winthrop High School. She had been a Lynnfield resident since 1954 and had worked as a teachers aid for many years at Tower Day School. She...
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Phillip M. Davis

November 8, 1939 - January 17, 2022

Phillip Malcolm Davis of Winthrop, Mass., age 82, departed this life after a brief illness (and devastating Patriots playoff loss), surrounded by his loving family. Born on a small farm in Stoneham, Massachusetts, Phil enjoyed summers in Gilmanton, New Hampshire and Stoneham High School athletics before graduating from Boston College and Suffolk University Law School. After joining a small...
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Paul R. Colwell, Jr.

January 17, 2022

Paul R. Colwell Jr., age 64 of Peabody, formerly of Wakefield, died on Monday January 17th at his home. He was born in Melrose and was the son of Paul R. Colwell, Sr. and the late Nancy (Farrell) Colwell, currently of Burlington. Paul grew up in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1975. He was an independent distributor for Pepperidge Farm for over 40 years....
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Paul B. Tague

June 10, 1933 - January 17, 2022

Paul B. Tague, 88 a longtime resident of Stoneham died Monday January 17, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Charlestown June 10, 1933 he was the son of the late Bernard and Mary (White) Tague. Paul was a graduate of Stoneham High School class of 1951. Upon graduation he enlisted in the Navy and served his country for four years during the Korean Conflict. He was 60...
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Alyce A. McLaughlin

March 13, 1925 - January 14, 2022

Alyce A. (Barresy) McLauglin, age 96 of Lynnfield, wife of the late John J. McLaughlin passed away peacefully on Friday January 14, 2022 at her home in Lynnfield surrounded by her family. She was born in Boston on Friday March 13,1925 and was one of seven sisters and four brothers. She was the daughter of the late Archangelo and Josephine (Ingo) Barresy. She is survived by her son John J....
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