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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

Holly Jean DeSimone

October 20, 1984 - April 7, 2021

Holly Jean DeSimone, age 36, of Wakefield, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on April 7, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Malden on October 20, 1984 she was the daughter of Diane (Dalessio) DeSimone of Wakefield and Joseph DeSimone and his wife Mary Lou of Woburn. Holly was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School...
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Arthur R DeRosa

December 19, 1930 - April 3, 2021

Arthur R. DeRosa, 90, of Center Conway, New Hampshire, formerly of Lynnfield, died on Saturday, April 3 at his residence in Center Conway surrounded by family. Born in Everett on December 19, 1930, he was the son of the late Angelo A. and Marie T. (Renzulli) DeRosa. Mr. DeRosa was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1948, and Burdett Business School in Boston. He was a Korean War...
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Lorraine A. Donovan

May 12, 1927 - April 2, 2021

Lorraine A. Donovan, age 93, of Wakefield, formerly of Lynnfield and Stoneham, died Friday, April 2 at the Brightview Senior Living in Wakefield. Born in Medford on May 12, 1927, she was the daughter of the late James and Lillian (Donahue) MacDonald. Lorraine was a graduate of Malden Catholic Girls High School, Class of 1946. She was a retired purchasing agent for Potter Drug of Malden....
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Aleta A. Black

April 4, 1928 - April 1, 2021

Aleta A. Black, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2021. She would have celebrated her 93rd birthday on Sunday, April 4th. Aleta was born in Lincoln (Fredericton) New Brunswick, Canada to Leslie and Helen (Targett) Cail. She was also proud to be a Canadian and retain her Canadian citizenship her entire life. Aleta was predeceased in passing by her husband Chester in 2010 and her son-in-law...
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Ronald A. Schneider

April 13, 1942 - March 29, 2021

Ronald Alan Schneider, 78, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, March 29 surrounded by his loving family after an eight year battle with Alzheimer's. Ron was born on April 13, 1942 in Norwood, Ma and was the son of the late Alfred S. and Gertrude E. (Eccleston) Schneider and his late brother Roger Schneider. Ron was raised in Norwood and was a graduate of Norwood...
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Donna S. Sheehan

June 5, 1953 - March 27, 2021

Donna S. Sheehan (St. Pierre) , 67, of Lynnfield, died on Saturday, March 27 at her home surrounded by her loving family after a year and a half long battle with ALS. Donna was born on June 5, 1953 in Salem, MA and was the daughter of the late Edgar and Florence (Michaud) St. Pierre. Donna and her siblings grew up in Salem surrounded by loving aunts, uncles and cousins. She graduated from...
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Paul W. Rossicone

May 24, 1949 - March 26, 2021

Paul W. Rossicone, 71, of Wakefield, died on March 26, 2021 at his residence. Paul was born in Boston on May 24, 1949 and was the son of the late Walter and Elizabeth (Callahan) Rossicone. Paul was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1967, and later a graduate of Fisher College. He served with the United States Army, Fourth Infantry Combat Division, in...
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Philip D. Brienze

July 18, 1959 - March 24, 2021

Philip D. Brienze, age 61, of Little Falls, NY formerly of Stoneham, died Wednesday March 24, 2021 at his residence. Born in Winchester on July 18, 1959 he was the son of the late Daniel J. and Paula (Zarba) Brienze. Philip was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1978. He had been a longtime resident of New York, having moved to the state in 2005. He had...
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Kathleen A. Holland

March 17, 1956 - March 22, 2021

Kathleen A. (Vaillette) Holland, 65, of Wakefield died on Monday, March 22, 2021 at her home in Wakefield after a lengthy illness. Kathleen was born in Worcester on March 17, 1956 and was the daughter of the late Paul and Rose (Antonucci) Vaillette. Kathleen was raised in Grafton and was a graduate of Grafton High School, Class of 1974. She later was a graduate of Mass College of Art,...
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Geraldine B. "Gerry" Puopolo

March 23, 1931 - March 20, 2021

Geraldine B. "Gerry" Puopolo, 89, of Wakefield died on Saturday, March 20th at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Gerry was born in Malden on March 23, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Henry and Theresa (Saccardo) Santoro. Gerry was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1949. After high school she worked as an office assistant at an insurance company in...
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Jean F. Quinzio

July 26, 1929 - March 19, 2021

Jean F. Quinzio, age 91 of Reading and formerly of Wakefield died Friday March 19 in Reading. She was born in Melrose, MA on July 26, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Francis and Evangeline (Hubbard) Coughlin. She was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1947. She was retired from the former Shawmut Bank of Wakefield. She was a member of Saint Joseph...
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Louis E. Yianacopolus

April 28, 1937 - March 18, 2021

Louis "Janis" Yianacopolus of Stoneham, MA, passed away at the age 83 on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Louis was the beloved husband of the late Mary Ann Rafferty Yianacopolus of 61 years. He was the devoted father of Glenn Yianacopolus and his wife Valerie, Neil Yianacopolus and his wife Denise, Paul Yianacopolus and his wife Kimberly, and Kevin Yianacopolus and his wife Doreen. He was the...
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Joseph M. Salemme

April 5, 1950 - March 17, 2021

Joseph M. Salemme, Retired Lt. Somerville Firefighter, Age 70. Of Wilmington formerly of Melrose died on Thursday, March 17. Joe was born in Somerville on April 5, 1950, he was the son of the late Salvatore Salemme and Thelma (Haley) Salemme. Joe was raised and educated in Somerville and was a graduate of St. Clements High School, Class of 1968. He retired from the Somerville Firefighter...
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Diane Therese Schneider

June 24, 1943 - March 16, 2021

Diane Therese Schneider, age 77, a lifelong Reading resident, died Tuesday, March 16, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Born in Medford on June 24, 1943 she was the daughter of the late Richard and Dorothy (Bronsdon) Cadogan. Diane was raised in Reading and was a graduate of Reading Memorial High School. She spent many years raising her family and later owned and operated...
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Richard G. Grondin

December 28, 1947 - March 15, 2021

Richard G. Grondin, age 73, of Wakefield, died Monday, March 15 at the Lahey Clinic and Medical Center in Burlington, surrounded by his wife and children. Born in Dover, NH on December 28, 1947 he was the son of the late Wilfred and Alice (Demers) Grondin. Richard was raised in Dover, NH and was a graduate of Dover High School. He married his wife in 1977 and together they moved from New...
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Frank Davarich

April 2, 1929 - March 14, 2021

Frank Davarich, age 91, of Woburn formerly of Stoneham died on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at the Lahey Clinic and Medical Center in Burlington. Frank was born in Bridgeport, CT on April 2, 1929 and was the son of the late Louis L. and Alice S. (Burgess) Davarich. Frank was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. He had been a longtime resident of Woburn for 63 years and...
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John F. Rush, Sr.

October 7, 1941 - March 14, 2021

John F. Rush, Sr. age 79 of Wakefield formerly of Charlestown, died Sunday, March 14 at the High Point Hospice House in Haverhill. Born in Boston on October, 7, 1941 he was the son of the late Helen (Rush) Giglio and the step-son Victor Giglio. John was raised in Charlestown and was a proud "townie," having lived a colorful life that made him the man he was today. A man who had a strong...
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Camille L. Harris

August 17, 1937 - March 12, 2021

On Friday, March 12, 2021, Camille L. Harris, longtime Wakefield resident, passed away peacefully at Lahey Hospital. She was 83. Camille was born in Wakefield, on August 17, 1937. She was the daughter of the late Jermiah and Florence Drinkwater. Camille grew up in Wakefield and graduated from Nazareth Academy and then went on to Boston College where she earned her Bachelor's and Master's...
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Wilbur "Whip" Halliday, Jr.

May 23, 1927 - March 10, 2021

Wilbur "Whip" Halliday, Jr. of Bourne and Naples, FL formerly of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at his residence on, March 10, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boston on May 23, 1927 he was the son of the late Wilbur L. and Kathleen (Fox) Halliday. Whip was born and raised in Winthrop and was a graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1943. He attended The College of the Holy...
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Francis J. "Franny" O'Hare, Jr.

October 9, 1946 - March 8, 2021

Francis J. O'Hare, Jr., 74, of Melrose, formerly of Wakefield, died on Monday, March 8 after a long period of failing health. Born in Everett on October 9, 1946, he was the son of the late Francis and Lucy (Lanzo) O'Hare. Fran ("Franny") was raised and educated in Wakefield. He was a retired construction supervisor and property manager. He was a lifelong member of the Wakefield Knights of...
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Norman A. Beliveau

April 13, 1952 - March 6, 2021

Norman Andre' Beliveau 68 years old April 13, 1952 - March 6, 2021 Norman passed away in the home he grew up in, with his family by him in Wakefield, MA. He was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School, Class of 1970, where he was a member of the Warrior gymnastics team. He was a proud member of the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and Floorcoverers Local 2168. ...
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Dorothy B. Stokes

March 19, 1930 - February 28, 2021

Dorothy B. Stokes, age 90, of Wakefield died Sunday, February 28 at her residence in Wakefield with good friends at her side. Born in Lynn on March 19, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Amanda E. (Helmuth) McGowan. She was the beloved wife of the late Norman Stokes. She was the sister of the late Albert J. and Ralph McGowan. She is survived by her cousin Bobbie Mitchell in...
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John "Reggie" Sardella

January 5, 1928 - February 26, 2021

Dr. John "Reggie" Sardella of Wakefield died peacefully with family at his side at the age of 93 on 02/26/2021. He is former president of the student council at Wakefield High School, Principal of the Wakefield Junior High School, Assistant Superintendent of the Wakefield Public Schools, Chairman of the Wakefield Board of Selectman, and a US Army veteran. He is also fondly remembered and...
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Andree J. Stewart

October 31, 1940 - February 26, 2021

Andree J. Stewart, age 80, a longtime Wakefield resident died Friday February 26 in Reading. She was born in N.B. Canada on October 31, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Paul and Roseline (LeBlanc) Bujold. She spent her early years in Montreal, Canada and came to the United States in 1958 and resided in Malden. She was a graduate of Malden High School and later from the New Hampshire Hospital...
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Gerald J. Crosby

February 24, 2021

Gerald J. Crosby, 74, of Stoneham, passed away on February 24, 2021, surrounded by his three daughters. He was the son of the late William and Ann (Miles) Crosby and the brother of Pat Love of Madison, CT; Joanne Elliott of Richmond, VT; and the late Billy Crosby, Tommy Crosby, and Lois Sitnik. He is survived by his partner Carol Dinerstein. He is the former husband of Anne (Bonfanti) Crosby and...
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Richard D. White

February 23, 2021

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, Richard "Dick" David White, devoted husband, adored father of six children and proud grandfather to twelve grandchildren (with one more on the way), passed away at the age of 73. Dick was born on April 26, 1947 in Wellesley, MA to Robert and Betty White. While attending Lowell Tech, he joined the USAF in 1969 and served during the Vietnam war. After years of...
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Shirley M. Coe

December 12, 1926 - February 23, 2021

Shirley M. Coe, 94, of Peabody, died on Tuesday, February 23 at her residence. Born in Worcester on December 12, 1926, she was the daughter of the late William S. and Mae C. (Graham) McNabb. Mrs. Coe was raised in Worcester and was graduated Valedictorian from the Worcester Public School System. After marrying her husband, she worked to support the family after her husband returned from...
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Robert E. "Bob" Hayes

January 22, 1943 - February 22, 2021

Robert Edward Hayes, a longtime resident of Wakefield passed away on Monday, February 22, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a long and courageous battle with lung disease. He was 78 years old. Born in Boston on January 22, 1943. Bob was raised in Everett and was the son of the late Philip E. and A. Helen (Smith) Hayes. After graduating from Everett Vocational High School, Bob went on...
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David G. Mohla

June 12, 1939 - February 20, 2021

David George Mohla, age 81, of Melrose formerly of Wakefield died Sunday, February 20th at his residence. Born in Melrose on June 12, 1939 he was the son of the late George and Louise (Vinton) Mohla. He is survived by his brother Robert Mohla and his wife Mary of Woburn; his nephew Robert Mohla of Woburn; his nieces Mary Alica of Woburn and Christie Erschen and her husband Sean of Woburn; as...
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Joan Ruelle

February 20, 2021

Joan "Joni" Ruelle, nee Canty, age 78, of Malden peacefully passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021, surrounded by family. Joni was born and raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School (Class of 1960). She retired from Delta Dental where she worked in customer service. Joni was preceded in death by her adoring husband, Ernest "Junie" Ruelle, Jr. She was the loving mother...
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Alexander R. Francesconi

March 20, 1929 - February 20, 2021

Alexander R. Francesconi, of Wakefield, also known as "Sonny" or "Alec" to family and friends went home to be with the Lord, February 20th. Born in Revere on March 20, 1929 he was the son of the late Alexander and Mary (Federiconi) Francesconi. Sonny was raised in Revere and graduated from Christopher Columbus High School. He then went on to Tilton Academy Preparatory School and...
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Edmund Britt

February 18, 2021

Edmund Britt, Age 70 of Wakefield, MA died February 18, 2021 from complications due to Alzheimer's disease. He was predeceased by his father, John O'Donnell Britt, stepfather, John William Surra Jr., and mother, Ann Maureen Surra. He leaves his devoted wife of 44 years, Lillian Little, and two loving daughters, Rachel Britt-Little and her partner, Frank L. Hammond III, of Atlanta, GA and Ali...
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Mary DiMare

January 28, 1930 - February 18, 2021

DiMare, Mary (Albaro), age 91, of Beverly, formerly of Stoneham, February 18, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Dominick "Joe" DiMare. Mother of Donna Cody and her husband Richard; Paul and his wife Donna; Joseph; Richard and his wife Marie. Grandmother to 12 and Great-Grandmother to 14. Loving sister to Joseph Albaro and his wife Barbara; the late Virginia Caltabellotta and her husband Joseph;...
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Julie Ames Farren

October 17, 1971 - February 17, 2021

Julie A. (Ames) Farren, 49, of Stoneham died on Wednesday, February 17 at the Winchester Hospital. Julie was born in Cambridge on October 17, 1971 and was the daughter of Robert F. Ames and his wife Cheryl of Arlington and Suzanne LaRocca of Stoneham Julie was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of St. Clement High School, Class of 1989 and later graduated from Salem State University,...
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Phyllis Picardi

July 14, 1929 - February 15, 2021

Phyllis (Barrasso) Picardi, age 91 of Wakefield, formerly of Revere, passed away on Monday February 15th at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was born in East Boston on July 14, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Armando and Margaret (Finno) Barrasso. Phyllis grew up in East Boston and later settled in Revere. She had been a Wakefield resident for the past 25 years. ...
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Victoria E. Simoneau

June 19, 1939 - February 10, 2021

Victoria E. (Lund) Simoneau, age 81, of Lynnfield passed away peacefully on Wednesday February 10, surrounded by her family. She was born on June 19, 1939 to the late Victor and Elizabeth (Wilson) Lund. Vickie was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1957, a member of the Wakefield Majorettes. Vickie was married to her high school sweetheart, William...
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Grace M. McHardy

September 2, 1943 - February 9, 2021

Grace M. McHardy, age 77, of Tewksbury, formerly of Wakefield died Tuesday, February 9 at the Willow Manor Nursing Home in Lowell. Born in Wakefield on September 2, 1943 she was the beloved daughter of the late Raymond and Grace (Talbot) Doucette. Grace was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1961. She had worked for numerous flooring companies before...
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Edward J. Murrin

March 15, 1939 - February 6, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edward J. Murrin, 81, of Stoneham, MA. on Saturday, February 6th, 2021, surrounded by his family. The fourth child in a large family of nine, he was born in South Boston to the late Edward and Bridget Murrin (née Walsh), in March of 1939. Growing up in Stoneham, he graduated from the local high school in 1957, where he was a varsity...
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Elaine B. Connelly

October 13, 1953 - February 5, 2021

Elaine B. Connelly, 67, of Reading formerly of Stoneham died on Friday, February 5th at her residence. Born in Cambridge on October 13, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Jean (Dawe) Miguel. Mrs. Connelly was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1972, and the Massachusetts College of Arts. She had been a Reading resident for the past 34 years and had worked at Target...
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Araksie "Roxy" Yessaian

April 13, 1918 - February 5, 2021

Araksie "Roxy" (Sarkisian) Yessaian, 102, of Tewksbury, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, February 5th, at her home at Bayberry at Emerald Court. Roxy was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on April 13, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Jacob and Satenig (Bagdoian) Sarkisian. Roxy was a graduate of Methuen High School. She worked as a factory worker at the Benson Shoe...
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Roseann T. Concannon

November 18, 1932 - February 5, 2021

Roseann T. Concannon, 88, of Reading formerly of Stoneham, died on Friday, February 5 at the Artis Senior Living of Reading. Born in Somerville on November 18, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Elena (Melchionda) Moscaritolo. Mrs. Concannon was a graduate of Somerville High School. She was a retired correspondence secretary at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. Mrs....
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Elizabeth F. Baud

February 5, 2021

Elizabeth F. Baud of Lynnfield passed away peacefully at home on February 5, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Edward Baud for 64 wonderful years, cherished mother of Pamela Dvorak and her husband John Dvorak, and loving sister of the late Lawrence French and his wife Kate French. Liz was born in Portland, Maine on May 20, 1931 to the late Catherine Hobbs French and Lawrence French. She spent...
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Zachary Boyages

January 18, 1931 - February 4, 2021

On February 4th, 2021, Zachary Boyages, loving father, grandfather, uncle, and cousin passed away at home, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on January 18, 1931 in Chelsea to Greek immigrants, Marianthe and Eleftherios Boiadgis. As an Everett High School graduate, Zike received his Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in 1952 where he played...
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Carole M. Curran

December 1, 1935 - February 4, 2021

Carole Marie Curran, age 85, of Wakefield died Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the Brightview Senior Living in Wakefield. Born in Wakefield on December 1, 1935 she was the daughter of the late Ulderico "Ted" and Mary (Haggerty) Petrucci. Carole was raised and educated in Wakefield. She attended St. Joseph's Grammar School, graduating in 1949 and then went on to graduate from Wakefield High...
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Robert W. Fossett III

November 14, 1977 - February 2, 2021

On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021, Rob Fossett, husband, father, son and brother, passed away suddenly at the age of 43. He was born in Malden on November 14th, 1977 and was the son of Karen (DiBlasi) Fossett and the late Robert W. Fossett Jr. Rob will forever be remembered by his wife and best friend Nicole (Giannetto) Fossett, and their precious children, Leah and Robbie, his sister Tamara ...
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Helen Mary Woods

October 4, 1926 - February 2, 2021

Helen Mary Woods, 94, of North Andover formerly of Wakefield & Melrose died on Tuesday, February 2 at the Brightview Assisted Living in North Andover. Born in Strasbourg, France on October 4, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Mary (Fallon) Woods. Her father was in the US Diplomatic Corp. She spent her first 13 years in Cork & Cobh Ireland returning to the US in 1939. Helen...
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James A. Wensley

March 2, 1958 - January 30, 2021

James A. Wensley, age 62, of Wakefield, MA died January 30, 2021 in Burlington after a brief illness. Born in Lynn on March 2, 1958, the son of the late Robert J. and Marjorie (Hatch) Wensley, Jim resided in Wakefield for the past 30 years. Jim was a graduate of Lynn English High School, class of 76, where he was active in the Marching Band and the Yearbook committee. He then went on to M.I...
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Bonnie Ann Burke

January 4, 1956 - January 30, 2021

Bonnie Ann Burke, age 65, of Woburn, formerly of Wakefield and North Reading, died Saturday, January 30 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born January 4, 1956 she was the daughter of the late Francis MacFarland and Marjorie (Eagleson) Gass. She was the step-daughter of Frederick Gass. Bonnie was raised and educated in North Reading and was a graduate of North Reading High...
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Joseph F. Barresi

April 29, 1960 - January 28, 2021

Joseph F. Barresi, 60, of Wakefield died on Thursday, January 28 at the Lahey Clinic, Burlington. Joseph was born in Everett on April 29, 1960 and was the son of the late Salvatore and Florence (Moreschi) Barresi. Joe was born and raised in Everett and was a graduate of Pope John High School, Class of 1978. He later graduated from St. Leo College in Florida. After college he worked in the...
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Shenorig "Grace" Ishkanian

May 7, 1924 - January 26, 2021

Shenorig "Grace" Ishkanian, beloved sister, aunt, and great aunt, died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on January 26, 2021 at the age of 96. Born May 7, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Herand and Ardemis (Missirlian) Ishkanian. Grace grew up in Lynn, Massachusetts and was a graduate of Lynn English High School. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University Liberal Arts...
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Janet Bridget Lyons

February 1, 1961 - January 24, 2021

Janet Bridget Lyons, age 59, of Hampton, NH formerly of Stoneham, MA died Sunday, January 24, 2021 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Winchester, MA on February 1, 1961 she was the daughter of the late William J. and Shirley Mary (Blout) Lyons. Janet was raised in Stoneham, MA and attended Stoneham High School. She went on to The University of New Hampshire for both her...
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Peter E. Hubbard, Jr.

July 5, 1941 - January 24, 2021

Peter E. Hubbard, Jr. of Wakefield passed away peacefully on January 24th surrounded by his loving family. Born in Melrose on July 5, 1941, he was the beloved son of the late Peter and Edna (Muse) Hubbard. Peter was a lifelong resident of Wakefield. He attended St. Joseph's School and graduated from Wakefield High School in the class of 1959 where he met his high school sweetheart, Judy. They...
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Paul R. Chomko, Esq.

September 18, 1964 - January 23, 2021

Paul R., Chomko, Esq. of Stoneham, MA passed away on January 23, 2021 at the age of 56. He was the beloved husband of Noreen (Flanagan) Chomko, the loving son of Elizabeth "Betty" (Bulger) Chomko of Winchester and the late Roger Chomko, the devoted brother of the late Peter R. Chomko, and the son-in-law of Margaret "Rita" Flanagan of Stoneham and the late Ronald Flanagan. Paul is also survived...
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Leo James Herlihy, Jr.

July 31, 1955 - January 20, 2021

Leo James Herlihy Jr. 65, of Duxbury, died Wednesday January 20th, 2021 at Beth Israel Plymouth Hospital surrounded by family and loved ones. Born in Schenectady, NY on July 31, 1955, he was the son of the late Leo J. Herlihy Sr. and Elizabeth J. (McCorry) Herlihy. He was raised and educated in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, class of 1973. Leo is survived by his...
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Nancy Grasso

January 19, 2021

Grasso, Nancy of Wakefield, MA, 90 years old, passed away peacefully at home on January 19, 2021. Born in East Boston, she was the daughter of Alessio and Mary-Anne Parisse (Petrone). After graduating from East Boston High School in 1947, where she excelled in secretarial skills, she went to work at the Fruitman Insurance Company in Boston where she worked for several years. One sunny,...
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Salvatore "Sal" Orifice

March 31, 1927 - January 17, 2021

Salvatore 'Sal' L Orifice, 93, of Wakefield and Citrus Hills Florida, died on Sunday January 17th 2021 after a brief illness at Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Born in Waltham on March 31st 1927, the eighth child of thirteen, to the late Antonio and Sarah (Allia) Orifice and is survived by his current wife Ann (Merry) Orifice, his daughter Sally, daughter in law Linda Orifice, Stepsons Bruce,...
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William E. Jackson

October 15, 1944 - January 16, 2021

Jackson, William E. Jr., of Reading January 16. Beloved husband of Carol A. (Hurley) Jackson. Loving father of William E. Jackson III and wife Christina of Reading. Brother of Linda Jackson of Chelsea and Lois Giordano of Marshfield. Also survived by his granddaughter Amelia. Due to COVID-19 a private graveside service will be held at Woodend Cemetery in Reading. Arrangements are in the care of...
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Robert E. Davis

January 21, 1951 - January 13, 2021

Robert E. Davis, age 69, a former resident of Kingston, NY, died peacefully surrounded by his family on January 13, 2021 just eight days shy of his 70th birthday. Born in Kingston, NY on January 21, 1951 he was the son of the late Arthur Arlington and Margaret Jean (Larkin) Davis. Bob was raised in Kingston, NY and was a graduate of Kingston High School, Class of 1969. Following high...
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Richard Connelly

November 21, 1955 - January 10, 2021

Richard Connelly, age 65 of Wakefield died suddenly on Sunday January 10 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was born in Stoneham on November 21, 1955 and was the son of the late Richard and Thomasine (Wallace) Connelly. Richard was a lifelong resident of Wakefield. He was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1974. He was a life member of the VFW auxiliary in Melrose, associate...
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Madaleine M. Williams

December 2, 1934 - January 8, 2021

Madaleine M. (Paiva) Williams of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday January 8th. Born in Melrose on December 2, 1934, she was a lifetime resident of Wakefield. While working at Transitron, Madaleine met and married the love of her life, the late Robert C. Williams. She then paused her career long enough to dedicate herself to raising her 8...
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Robert F. "Bobby" Falite

October 21, 1949 - January 8, 2021

Robert F. "Bobby" Falite of Stoneham, age 71, passed away unexpectedly Friday January 8th at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. He was born in Everett on October 21st 1949, beloved son of Salvatore F. and the late Jean R. (Jamieson) Falite. He graduated Wakefield High School in 1967, and got a BS in Education at Boston State College in 1971. Bobby became an accomplished dance...
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Marjorie E. Cusick

August 9, 1923 - January 7, 2021

Marjorie E. Cusick, 97, of Lynnfield formerly of Lynn passed away on Thursday, January 7th at the Brightview Assisted Living Center in Wakefield. Marjorie was born in Peabody on August 9, 1923 and was the daughter of the late Francis L. and Marie C. (Marchard) Cusick. Marjorie was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School of Lynn. She was a longtime resident of Lynnfield...
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Karin S. "Kory" Hellmer

January 16, 1943 - January 6, 2021

Karin S. Hellmer, or "Kory" to most that knew her, was born on January 16th, 1943 to the late Greta and Carl M. Hellmer. She spent her childhood in Lynnfield MA, where she was active in the Girl Scouts and built friendships that would last a lifetime. Early on she found a love for travel and adventure, paddling the Rangely Lakes with her summer campmates, that would guide her on her journey...
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Mary Ann Pollinger

February 27, 1950 - January 5, 2021

Mary Ann Pollinger, 70, of Bourne formerly of Stoneham, died on Tuesday, January 5th at the Tuft's Medical Center in Boston. Born in Boston on February 27, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Albert M. and Josephine (Vita) Marzino. Mary Ann was a graduate of Stoneham High School. She had retired after 30 years as an administrator for UPS in Lynnfield. Mary Ann enjoyed vacationing in...
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Ronald J. Clancy

May 6, 1942 - January 4, 2021

Ronald J. Clancy, 78 died peacefully on Monday morning, January 4, 2021 with his wife, Nancy, of 49 years, by his side. Born on May 6, 1942, son of the late George and Alice (Creamer) Clancy of Dorchester, MA, he attended Boston Trade High School where he excelled in school and was captain of both the hockey and football teams. He attended Boston University, majoring in Business Management. In...
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William J. Simoneau, Jr.

March 5, 1940 - January 4, 2021

William J. Simoneau Jr., age 80, of Lynnfield passed away on Monday January 4 after contracting COVID-19. He was born in Lynn on March 5, 1940 to the late William and Blanche (Grue) Simoneau. William moved to Lynnfield at the age of 8 and was a lifelong member of that community. After graduating from Tilton Academy and Northeastern University he worked at the General Electric for over 30...
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Elayne C. Fallica

January 1, 2021

The family of Elayne C. Fallica (Michaud), 66, of Wakefield Massachusetts is heartbroken to announce her peaceful passing at her home on January 1, 2021. Elayne survived by her parents Shirley A. Kelly (Meuse) of Reading and the late Kenneth G. Michaud of Salem. She was a loving mother to Nathan J. Fallica and Cheryl of Lynnfield, Marcelle F. Saurman and Christian of Winchester and a...
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Patricia A. Silva

March 8, 1935 - December 31, 2020

Patricia A. Silva, age 85, of Methuen formerly of Stoneham, died December 31, 2020 surrounded by family. Born in Cambridge on March 8, 1935 she was the daughter of the late Alexander H. and Margaret (Matthews) Janko. Patricia graduated from Sacred Heart High School in East Cambridge. She had worked many years for Polaroid, first in the battery manufacturing department and later retired...
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Judith A. Dean

April 14, 1940 - December 29, 2020

Judith A. Dean, age 80, a longtime Wakefield resident, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. She was born in Melrose on April 14, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Francis Brooks Jr. and Pauline (Gillespie) Brooks. Judith was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School. She had been a Wakefield resident for 50 years and was a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament...
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Alfred A. DeSimone

August 24, 1938 - December 29, 2020

Alfred A. DeSimone, 82, of Reading, died, December 29, 2020 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Alfred was born in Boston on August 24, 1938 and was the son of the late Alfred D. and Albina (Lemongelli) DeSimone. Alfred was raised in Medford and later moved and lived most of his life in Wakefield. He was a lifetime member of the Boston Braves Historical Association and had a great passion...
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Ralph P. "Brud" DeCecca

November 17, 1928 - December 27, 2020

Ralph P. "Brud" DeCecca, age 92, of Wakefield died Sunday, December, 27, 2020 at the Winchester Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Wakefield on November 17, 1928 he was the son of the late Ralph and Annie (Leach) DeCecca. Ralph was a graduate of Wakefield Public Schools, class of 1947. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Whitney) DeCecca, with whom he shared 66...
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Joseph P. Racamato

May 15, 1934 - December 27, 2020

Joseph P. Racamato, age 86, of Wakefield, died Sunday, December 27 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Everett on May 15, 1934 he was the son of the late Peter and Marion (Moffi) Racamato. Joseph was raised in Everett and moved to Wakefield as a young boy. He attended the Franklin School and Wakefield High School. He enlisted in the US Navy and proudly served his country during...
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Carl E. Mata

March 14, 1949 - December 25, 2020

Carl Mata, 71 a longtime resident of Wakefield, died December 25, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was born in Boston on March 14, 1949 and was the son of the late Alvin and Angela (Gumini) Mata. Carl was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School Class of 1967 and Suffolk University Class of1971. Carl was a man with an extremely outgoing personality which...
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Marie Theobald

August 13, 1925 - December 24, 2020

Marie Theobald, 95 a Stoneham resident for over 60 years, died December 24, at Life Care Center of Billerica. Born in Woburn August 13, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Walsh) Neergaard. Marie was a graduate of Woburn High School. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Anthony Parish in Woburn. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing cards, going to Foxwoods, Twin River...
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Eleanore S. Jorgenson

August 30, 1919 - December 22, 2020

Eleanore S. Jorgenson, age 101, died peacefully at her residence in Lynnfield on December 22, 2020. Born on August 30, 1919 she was the daughter of the late Edmund and Florence (Frase) Stechbart. Eleanore was born and raised in Chicago and attended Lake Forest College and Northwestern University before marrying and raising her children in Simsbury, CT. The family relocated to Lynnfield in...
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Claire Muriel Quigley

May 29, 1921 - December 22, 2020

Claire Muriel Quigley, 99, of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, December 22 at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester. Born in Medford on May 29, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Kathryn (Barrett) Murphy. Mrs. Quigley was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1939. She had been a Wakefield resident for over 60 years. Mrs. Quigley was a member of the St. Agnes...
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Richard Francis "Dickie" Weeks

May 25, 1929 - December 21, 2020

Life-long South Lynnfield resident Dick Weeks passed away on the evening of December 21st, 2020. Dick was known for his many accomplishments as a local athlete, particularly in ice hockey and road running. Dick was also a Korean War veteran and participated in the Lynnfield Memorial Day parade and Veterans Day commemorations in some capacity for more than 75 years. Dick was married to Lee Melody ...
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Jean Pedersen

March 18, 1930 - December 20, 2020

Jean Pedersen, age 90, of Wakefield and formerly of Malden, died peacefully Sunday, December 20th. She was born in Boston on March 18, 1930 to the late Nicola and Theresa (DeFina) Carrazza. Jean had been a Malden resident for 42 years before making her home in Wakefield. Jean was a homemaker and also worked as an Office Manager for a retail clothing store until retirement. She loved to cook...
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James L. Buonopane

May 4, 1931 - December 19, 2020

James L. Buonopane, age 89, a longtime resident of Wakefield died Saturday, December 19 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Malden on May 4, 1931 he was the son of the late Christie and Anne (Viola) Buonopane. Jim was raised in Malden and attended Malden High School where he was a graduate of the Class of 1949; he was captain of the school's football team...
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Roger D. Williams

December 16, 1940 - December 18, 2020

Roger D. Williams, 80, of Maynard, died on Friday, December 18 at the Artis Senior Living in Reading. Born in Concord on December 16, 1940, he was the son of the late Bernard and Esther (Launola) Williams. Mr. Williams was a graduate of Maynard High School, Class of 1958 and Boston University. He was a retired manufacturing engineer for Digital & GTE. Mr. Williams was a member of the St....
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Catherine E. "Katie" Joyce

October 9, 1919 - December 18, 2020

Catherine E. "Katie" Joyce, age 101, died peacefully on Friday, December 18 in Reading. Born in Brooklyn, NY on October 9, 1919 she was the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Catherine "Lillian" (Schorr) Farrell. Mrs. Joyce was raised in The Bronx in New York before moving to Massachusetts. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident, living in town for more than 61 years and raising her...
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Patricia Marie Sloane

August 18, 1943 - December 14, 2020

Patricia Marie Sloane, age 77, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. Patricia was born in Denver, Colorado on August 18, 1943, and moved to Massachusetts with her beloved father where she attended and was a graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School in Concord, MA in 1961. Soon after graduation, she met and married her best friend and loving husband...
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Christopher J. Fowlie

October 1, 1970 - December 12, 2020

Christopher J. Fowlie of Wakefield passed away suddenly after complications from a car accident on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Chris leaves behind his cherished wife, Kim, his stepchildren Charles and Lilyann, and his son, Jon. Born on October 1, 1970 in Melrose. Chris is the beloved son of the late James Adams Fowlie Sr. Ph.D. and survived by his mother Paula (Ciampa) Fowlie, his brother...
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William J McCarty

July 27, 1947 - December 12, 2020

William J. McCarty, of Stoneham died on Saturday, December 12 at the E.N Roger's VA Hospital in Bedford. William was born in Medford on July 27, 1947 and was the son of the late Edward and Anna (Todd) McCarty. William was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. He later served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked and retired as a painter. He was...
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Anthony Pace

December 10, 1932 - December 8, 2020

Two days before his 88th birthday, Anthony Pace of Wakefield, passed away on December 8, 2020. He was the beloved husband and soulmate of the late Phyllis (Taibbi) for 63 years. Tony was the devoted father of his only daughter, Suzanne Hall. Tony was born in Calabria, Italy on December 10, 1932, to the late Assunta and Michael Pace. He was predeceased by his brothers Vincent and Frank Pace....
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Judy A. Chinn

September 15, 1960 - December 7, 2020

Judy A. Chinn, age 60, died unexpectedly on Monday, December 7 at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Born in Melrose on September 15, 1960 she was the daughter of Jacquelyn (White) Muise and the late Irving Muise. Judy was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1979. She had moved North Andover more than thirty years ago and together with her...
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Judith M. Humphreys

May 12, 1940 - December 7, 2020

Judith M. (Patten) Humphreys of Wakefield, passed away on Monday, December 7th, after a brief illness. Judy, the only daughter of Robert A. and Elizabeth G. (Doyle) Patten, was born in Medford on May 12, 1940. She was a graduate of Girls Catholic in Malden and Merrimack College, class of 1962, where she was a member of the cheerleading, skiing, sailing, and tennis teams. It was also at Merrimack...
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George M. O'Neill

August 29, 1946 - December 4, 2020

George M. O'Neill, age 74 of Stoneham, died on Friday December 4 at the Winchester Hospital. He was born in Chelsea on August 29, 1946 and was the son of the late John and Mary (Flaherty) O'Neill. George was a graduate of the former Don Bosco High School, class of 1964. He was a press man for the Boston Globe, retiring in 2008. George was a longtime Stoneham resident. He was the beloved...
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Christine M. McGrail

January 31, 1931 - November 27, 2020

Christine M. McGrail, January 31, 1931 – November 27, 2020. She was the devoted wife to Richard J. McGrail until his death in 1995 and the loving mother to Attorney Brian McGrail and his wife Melissa of Wakefield, Christine Marshall and her husband Laurence of Farmington Hills, Michigan, Dr. Kevin McGrail and his wife Lisa of McLean, Virginia, Attorney Stephen McGrail and his wife Virginia of...
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Linda E. Thompson

September 13, 1948 - November 27, 2020

Linda E. Thompson, age 72, of Lynnfield, formerly of Franklin and Millis, transitioned into heavenly peace on Friday, November 27 at North Shore Medical Center after bravely fighting many illnesses throughout her life. Born in Boston on September 13, 1948 she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Lorraine (Mason) Hansen and the step daughter of the late Dorothy F. Hansen. Linda was...
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Stanislaw "Stanley" Rossa

November 13, 1923 - November 27, 2020

Stanislaw "Stanley" Rossa, age 97, of Bradenton, FL formerly of Wakefield, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, November 27 after a brief illness. Born in Poznan, Poland on November 13, 1923 he was the son of the late Jan and Anna (Kulchinski) Rossa. Mr. Rossa was raised in Poland and moved to the United States in 1949 after the war. He first settled in Chelsea and Revere...
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Dorothy T Ciulla

December 12, 1926 - November 26, 2020

Dorothy T. Ciulla, 93, of Wakefield formerly of Somerville, died on Thursday, November 26. Born in Cambridge on December 12, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Maria (Ribeiro) Lima. Mrs. Ciulla was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1944. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1974. Mrs. Ciulla was a former secretary for John Hancock Life Insurance and...
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Melissa "Mel" DelRossi

January 2, 1983 - November 25, 2020

Melissa "Mel" DelRossi; chocolate lover, rescue and shelter dog and cat collector, goofball, photographer, master of the 'Carlton Dance', passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. She was born in Winchester, Massachusetts to William (Bill) Sullivan and the late Maureen (Moe) Keating on January 2, 1983. Melissa grew up in Wakefield, Massachusetts where she attended and graduated...
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Leonard Roy Richard

August 14, 1953 - November 25, 2020

Leonard "Roy" Richard, age 67, of Peabody, died Wednesday, November 25 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cambridge on August 14, 1953 he was the son of Anna (Avery) Richard of Peabody and the late Leonard S. Richard. Roy was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of St. Catherine's before receiving his bachelor's degree from Bentley College. He worked for more than twenty years at...
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Carmella A. Vinchesi

January 25, 1922 - November 25, 2020

Carmella A. Vinchesi, age 98, of Reading, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children on Wednesday, November 25 th. Born in Charlestown on January 25, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Armando and Carmella (Ferranti) Bernardi. Carmella was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1940 and Malden School of Nursing. She was a World War II Navy Nurse Veteran and retired...
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Barbara I. DeStefano

December 3, 1926 - November 23, 2020

Barbara (Bonney) DeStefano of Stoneham, formerly of Woburn and Somerville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, November 23. Beloved wife of Anthony for 70 years. Devoted mother of Deb Iuliano and her husband Lou, Donna McCabe and her husband Dennis and Denis DeStefano. Loving grandmother (Nana) to Michelle Aitbourezque, Nicholas Iuliano and Alyssa Klein. Great...
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Robert Scott Cheyne

May 6, 1944 - November 22, 2020

R. Scott Cheyne, Boston Adman, 76 Robert Scott Cheyne of Boxford, formerly of Stoneham and Danvers, died on November 22, 2020 at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He passed peacefully, unafraid and without pain. Scott was born in Winchester Hospital on May 6, 1944 to the late Robert Buckingham and Shirley Darlin' (Buckler) Cheyne. He was the beloved husband...
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Glenn R. Proodian

August 23, 1950 - November 21, 2020

Glenn R. Proodian, age 70, a lifelong Stoneham resident died suddenly November 21 at the Winchester Hospital. Glenn was born in Winchester on August 23, 1950 and was the beloved son of Marie (Sandner) Proodian of Stoneham and the late Edward H. Proodian, Jr. Glenn was a graduate of Stoneham High School. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother Paul A. Proodian and his wife...
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Marjorie Anne Harrington

August 9, 1927 - November 20, 2020

Marjorie Anne (Walsh) Harrington was born in Malden in 1927 during the Roaring Twenties, but was shaped by her childhood during the Great Depression era that followed. She grew up in a large household loved and cared for by her mother Mary Agnes (Cotter) and father Joseph Henry Walsh. Of her seven sisters, she was predeceased by Marie (MacDonald), Bobby (Sr. Mary Orontia, SSND), and Betty (Sr....
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Patricia M. Walker

October 10, 1948 - November 18, 2020

Walker, Patricia M. (Salemme). Nov. 18. Wife of the late Thomas Walker. Mother of Tom Walker and wife Jamie of Sutton, and Jessica Fragione and husband Sandro of Methuen. Loving Nana of Aiden and Declan Walker & Kit and Tory Fragione. Sister of Thomas Salemme and wife Nancy Omogrosso, Joseph Salemme and partner Carol Philbrick, Joan Stinson and husband Mark and John Salemme and partner Terri...
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