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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

Harvey Lloyd Spector

October 13, 1933 - December 5, 2018

Harvey Lloyd Spector, age 85, of Stoneham formerly of Wakefield died on Wednesday December 5 at the Life Care Center in Stoneham. Born in Everett on October 13, 1933, he was the son of the late John and Mildred (Lloyd) Spector. Mr. Spector was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1951 and Northeastern University. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from...
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Marion Edythe Peeke

December 4, 2018

Marion Edythe Peeke, age 100, long time Lynnfield resident died peacefully Tuesday, December 4 at her home. Born in Newburyport she was the daughter of the late Budd Tuck and Josephine (French) Tuck. Mrs. Peeke was a graduate of Newbury High School and Bryant & Stratton Commercial School, Boston. She was a den mother, Sunday school teacher at the Lynnfield Centre Congregational Church of...
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Mark A. Lamusta

June 26, 1956 - December 2, 2018

Mark A. Lamusta, 62, a lifelong Lynnfield resident died on Sunday, December 2 at the Mass General Hospital. Born in Boston on June 26, 1956, he was the son of Richard Lamusta, Sr. of Lynnfield and the late Janet (Wright) Lamusta. Mr. Lamusta was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1975 and Northeastern University. He was an airline agent for American Airline for 37 years. Mr....
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John Stewart Buckley

June 21, 1941 - December 1, 2018

John Stewart Buckley departed this life on December 1, 2018 at his home in Wakefield, MA after a short illness. John was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 21, 1941 and was raised by his maternal uncle and aunt, Dr. Eugene F. and Anna M. (Dickeson) Galvin and their daughter Joan (Galvin) Conway in Rosendale, NY following the death of his mother Emma (Dickeson) Buckley in his infancy. He was...
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James J. Wiswall

October 24, 1956 - December 1, 2018

James J. Wiswall, age 62, of Stoneham died Saturday, December 1 at his residence. Born in Lynn on October 24, 1956 he was the son of the late James G. and Jeanette (Maguire) Wiswall. Mr. Wiswall was raised in Saugus and was a graduate of Saugus High School in 1975. He had been a longtime Stoneham resident, having lived in the area for more than 30 years and was a member of St. Patrick...
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Jeannette "Jean" Fantone

February 18, 1929 - November 30, 2018

Jeannette "Jean" (Dennehy) Fantone, age 89, of Lynnfield, MA died Friday, November 30, 2018. She was born to Jeannette and Dennis Dennehy on February 18, 1929. Her mother was a piano teacher and her father a co-owner of Dennehy Brothers Dairy in Milton, MA. Mrs. Fantone was raised in Quincy, MA and graduated from Thayer Academy. She continued her education at Boston University, where she...
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Martha C. Coughlin

September 20, 1929 - November 30, 2018

Martha C. Coughlin, age 89, of Haverhill and Del Ray Beach, FL, formerly of Wakefield, died Friday, November 30 at Lawrence General Hospital. Born in Amherst on September 20, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Earl and Ellen (Doran) Dickinson. Mrs. Coughlin was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Melrose. She had been a middle school teacher at the Galvin...
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Samuel "Sam" J. Donato , Jr.

May 11, 1948 - November 30, 2018

Samuel "Sam" J. Donato, Jr, age 70, formerly of Saugus and Wakefield, died, after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was husband to Kathleen M (Stafford) Donato, with whom he shared 29 years of marriage. He was born in Malden to Samuel J Donato, Sr and Phyllis E (Barratt) Donato. He was a graduate of Saugus High School, class of 1966 and he attended Emerson College. Sam...
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Eleanor M. Barry

June 25, 1929 - November 30, 2018

Eleanor M. Barry, age 89, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Friday, November 30 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born on June 25, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Edward and Jessie (Thomas) Hamel. Mrs. Barry had been a Wakefield resident for more than 65 years and was a member of St. Florence Church. She loved to bowl and to garden and had a passion for arts and crafts and loved...
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Charlene M. Craig

June 12, 1961 - November 29, 2018

Charlene M. Craig, 57, of Newton, formerly of Waltham, passed away on November 29, 2018. She is survived by her father, Arthur F. Craig of Peabody, her sisters and brothers-in-law, Laureen P. Flint and her husband Steven of Methuen, Carolyn J. Goldstein and her husband Scott of Middleton, Cheryl A. Flynn and her husband Michael of Davenport, FL, and her brother William A. Craig of Woburn. She...
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John Murray Flynn

February 19, 1939 - November 27, 2018

John Murray Flynn, 79, of Raymond, New Hampshire, passed away at his home on November 27, 2018. Born and raised in Stoneham, Massachusetts, he graduated from Stoneham High School in 1957. As a freshman at Salem State College, inspired by Jack Kerouac's On The Road, Jackie shocked everyone, especially his family, by dropping out of school and hitch-hiking cross country to San Francisco,...
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Fay E. Corbett

April 22, 1933 - November 26, 2018

Fay was born and raised in Medford, graduating from Medford High School in 1950. She then attended Boston University beginning a lifelong support of the Terrier hockey program. A season ticket holder for decades, Fay and her late husband Mitch seldom missed a pregame meal at the Mount Vernon or a Terrier tilt dating back to the early 1960's. She also followed the team on the road and attended...
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Stella M. Zitzow

September 2, 1923 - November 24, 2018

Stella M. Zitzow, age 95, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, died Saturday, November 24 at the Peregrine Assisted Living in Tewksbury. Born in Wakefield on September 2, 1923 she was the daughter of the late John and Annie (Pankowska) Procurot. Mrs. Zitzow was raised in Wakefield and had been a longtime resident of Reading. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and was...
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Annette F. Gill

January 28, 1924 - November 22, 2018

Annette F. Gill of Wakefield and formerly of Medford died November 22 in Lexington at age 94. Mrs. Gill was born in Malden on January 28, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Michael and Ella F. (McNeil) Perry. She was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1941. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1986 and was a member of Saint Florence Church. Mrs. Gill...
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Mary "Tina" Infurna

August 13, 1929 - November 21, 2018

Mary C. "Tina" Infurna, age 89, of Newport, RI, formerly of Stoneham, Lynnfield & Marco Island, FL, died Wednesday, November 21 in Newport, RI. Born in Boston on August 13, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (Abbate) Faraci. Tina was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1947. She raised her family in Stoneham and was a member of St....
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Mary E. Smallwood

April 17, 1929 - November 20, 2018

Mary E. Smallwood, age 89, of Wakefield, died Tuesday, November 20 at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Boston on April 17, 1929 she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Crowley) Fitzpatrick. Mary was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School. Following graduation, she went on to Ms. Chandlers Secretarial School and then enlisted in the...
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Albion W. "Al" Hinds

October 20, 1925 - November 18, 2018

Albion W. "Al" Hinds, age 93, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Tufts Medical Center Boston. Al was born on October 20, 1925 to the late Albion and Margaret Hinds of Wakefield, MA. A lifelong Wakefield resident, he attended Wakefield High School until his enlistment in the U.S. Navy in 1942. He served on board...
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Sarah E. Welsh

January 10, 1937 - November 18, 2018

Sarah E. Welsh, age 81, of Lynnfield died Sunday, November 18 at the Hunt Nursing and Rehab Center in Danvers. Born in Melrose on January 10, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Arthur L. and Ruth E. (Ober) Wiley. Mrs. Welsh was a lifelong Lynnfield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School and Huntingdon College. She was a retired librarian for the City of Boston and also...
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Virginia A. Hopkins

August 17, 1932 - November 17, 2018

Virginia A. "Ginny" Hopkins, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Saturday, November 17 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Melrose on August 17, 1932 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Angela (Pizzano) Capone. Ginny was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1950. While spending time at Lynn Beach, she met her husband, the...
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Daniel J. Carroll

December 16, 1977 - November 16, 2018

Daniel J. Carroll, 40, of Saugus, formerly of Wakefield, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, November 16th. Born in Boston on December 16, 1977, he was the son of John H. Carroll of Wakefield and the late Marion E. (Theall) Carroll. Danny was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School, class of 1996, and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1996 to 2000. He was employed by...
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Robert M. Gearin

February 13, 1960 - November 16, 2018

Robert M. Gearin, 58, of York, ME., died on Friday, November 16 at the York Hospital in York, ME. Bob was born in Melrose on February 13, 1960 and was the son of the late Robert P. and Barbara (Hayes) Gearin. Bob was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1978 and later graduated from Northern Essex Community College. He was the owner of G&G Concrete...
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Mary F. Paiva

March 15, 1933 - November 14, 2018

Mary F. (Zappala) Paiva, 85, of Boxford, MA passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Atria Merrimack Place in Newburyport. Born in Melrose on March 15, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Anne Mary (McLaughlin) Zappala of Wakefield. She was also the stepdaughter of the late Gloria Zappala. Raised in Wakefield, she was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of...
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Gordon Eli Buffett

December 25, 1933 - November 13, 2018

Gordon Eli Buffett, age 84, of Tamworth, NH, formerly of Wakefield died Tuesday, November 13 at the Laconia Region General Hospital in New Hampshire. Born in Medford on December 25, 1933 he was the son of the late William G. and Pheobe (Seymour) Buffett. Gordon was raised in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School. Upon graduating high school Gordon joined the Army and traveled...
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Norma Elizabeth LeBlanc

March 28, 1950 - November 12, 2018

Norma Elizabeth LeBlanc, 68, passed away on November 12, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Norma was born on March 28, 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts, the first daughter of Norman James and Elizabeth Rose (Buckley). After 21 months of courtship, she married the love of her life, Russell LeBlanc on September 5, 1970. It was the fairytale beginning of 48 blessed years filled...
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William C. McElhaney

March 17, 1932 - November 11, 2018

William C. McElhaney, age 86, of Woburn, formerly of Stoneham, died Sunday, Veteran's Day, November 11, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Payne, AL on March 17, 1932 he was the son of the late Jewel and Hattie (Coley) McElhaney. Mr. McElhaney was born and raised in Alabama. After completing high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean...
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Matthew Lafferty

September 16, 1934 - November 11, 2018

Matthew Lafferty, age 84 of Wakefield formerly of Melrose, died Sunday, November 11 at his residence. Born in Gourock, Scotland on September 16, 1934 he was the son of the late Daniel and Briget (Coyle) Laverty. Matthew was raised and educated in Gourock, Scotland before moving to the United States in 1955, where he settled in Melrose. He moved to Wakefield in 1980. He was the former Chief...
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Richard G. Areglado

July 29, 1940 - November 9, 2018

Richard G. Areglado, 78 of Mt. Horeb Wisconsin, formerly of Reading, died on Friday November 9 in Melrose. He was born in Boston on July 29, 1940 and was the son of the late Richard and Mary (Swedloff) Areglado. Richard was a graduate of Boston English High School and Bentley College. He had been a Wisconsin resident since 1996. He was the husband of the late Helen (Miles) Areglado....
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William E. Chetwynd

February 15, 1944 - November 5, 2018

William E. Chetwynd, age 75 of Wakefield, died Monday, November 5 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Wakefield on February 15, 1944 he was the son of the late Paul and Thelma (Hatch) Chetwynd. Bill was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1961 and later went onto Lowell Technical. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a...
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Nancy Colwell

November 5, 2018

Nancy Colwell (Farrell), age 83, of Burlington, MA formerly of Wakefield, MA and The Villages, FL, lost her battle with Alzheimer's disease surrounded by the love of her family on Monday, November 5 at Wingate Nursing Home in Reading. Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late John Walter and Alice (Anderson) Farrell. Nancy was raised in Stoneham, MA and was a graduate of Stoneham...
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Rosaria "Sally" Angelo

March 7, 1913 - November 5, 2018

Rosaria A. "Sally" Angelo, 105 of Wakefield formerly of Medford, died on Monday, November 5 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield. Born in Newburyport on March 7, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Mario and Anna Maria (Mirabile) Angelo. Sally was raised in Newburyport and Somerville. She had lived in Wakefield and Medford and was a member of St. Joseph Church in Wakefield....
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Richard A. Marshall

May 5, 1947 - November 3, 2018

Richard A. Marshall, age 71, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Saturday, November 3 after a long battle with illness. Born in Malden on May 5, 1947 he was the son of the late Donald B. and Hazel L. (Boone) Marshall. Mr. Marshall was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1966. While in high school, he was an outstanding basketball player and was known...
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Rosemarie Mauriello

September 8, 1941 - November 1, 2018

Rosemarie Mauriello, beloved wife of the late Richard P. Mauriello of Greenwood, passed away November 1 following a long illness at the age of 77. She is survived by her son Richard Jr and her brother-in-law David, both of Wakefield, and her sister-in-law Gael Gallagher of California. She is also survived by nieces; Linda Farmer of New York, Debra Wadsworth of New Jersey, Susan Scalice of...
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Karen E. Duffy

October 26, 2018

Karen E. Duffy of Lynnfield, formerly of Wakefield, MA, died unexpectedly on Friday, October 26, 2018. Karen was the youngest of four children and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1986. Karen worked as a successful mortgage underwriter for many years, most recently with Caliber Mortgage Loans. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She...
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Darlene M. DeStefano

September 24, 1957 - October 26, 2018

Darlene M. DeStefano, 61, a lifelong Stoneham resident died on Friday, October 26 at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Born in Stoneham on September 24, 1957, she was the daughter of Edward and Lillian Jean (Zacconi) Pinato of Stoneham. Darlene was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1975. She had worked as a banquet server for Four Points Sheraton in Lynnfield. Mrs. DeStefano...
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Sophie M. D'Apice

July 20, 1933 - October 26, 2018

Sophie M. D'Apice, age 85, of Lynnfield, formerly of Wakefield, died Friday October 26 at her residence. Born in Boston on July 20, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Louis and Teresa (Conzo) Caso. Mrs. D'Apice was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School. She married her high school sweetheart, the late Andy D'Apice, and they moved to Wakefield where they...
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Douglas M. Bradley

August 12, 1930 - October 26, 2018

Douglas M. Bradley, age 88, of Stoneham died Friday, October 26 at the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. Born in Woodhaven, Long Island, New York on August 12, 1930 and was the son of the late Robert and Gertrude (Kenworthy) Bradley. Mr. Bradley was raised in Bourne and was a graduate of Bourne High School and later attended classes at MIT and Chicago Tech. He had been a self...
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Augustina "Christine" Billante

June 25, 1934 - October 22, 2018

Billante, Augustina "Christine", of Wakefield. Oct. 22. Daughter of the late James and Lena (Re) Billante. Sister of the late Marie, Charles & John Billante. Beloved cousin of Janet Richardson & Frank P. Trischitta both of No. Reading. Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield on Friday at 11:30am. Visitation for relatives and friends at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale...
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James E. "Jim" Travers

April 26, 1935 - October 22, 2018

James E. "Jim" Travers, age 83, of Lynnfield and Sagamore Beach, died Monday October 22. Born in Boston, MA April 26, 1935. Son of James E. and Christina (Johnson) Travers. Jim was raised in West Roxbury and attended Boston Latin School before graduating from Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Suffolk University Law School. Jim served his country in the United States Navy and had an...
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Elaine M. McNulty

January 15, 1970 - October 20, 2018

Elaine M. "Laine" (Bates) McNulty, 48, of Wakefield died Saturday October 20 at The Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Melrose on January 15, 1970, she was the daughter of Edward Bates and the late Elaine (Gleeson) Bates. Laine was loved by so many! She was always on the go. Laine worked hard as one of the principal owners of the well-known and thriving Spring Air Mattress Brand....
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Carol A. Hrabovszky

October 6, 1943 - October 19, 2018

Carol A. Hrabovszky, age 75, of Wakefield died Friday at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was born in North Reading on October 6, 1943 and was the daughter of the late Robert and Helen (Stengel) Cook. Carol was raised in North Reading and Belmont, and was a graduate of Belmont High School. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident. Carol was a bookkeeper for various locations, and...
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Samantha L. Keegan

June 27, 1992 - October 17, 2018

Samantha Lyn Keegan, age 26, passed away on October 17, of an accidental overdose after a long, brave battle with addiction. Born in Winchester on June 27, 1992, she was the daughter of Thomas E. Keegan and Kathleen J. (Graham) Keegan, both of Wakefield. Samantha was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 2010. In addition to her parents, Samantha is survived by her two sisters;...
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Barbara Ann Jackman

July 26, 1928 - October 15, 2018

Barbara Ann Jackman, age 90, of Melrose formerly of Stoneham, died peacefully on Monday, October 15 at her home with her family by her side. Barbara was born in Winchester, Massachusetts on July 26, 1928 to Matilda (Blout) Foley and John J. Foley. Barbara grew up in Stoneham and attended Saint Patrick's Parochial Schools. Barbara was a graduate of Saint Patrick High School, Class of 1946,...
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Roberta T. Fatalo

July 11, 1932 - October 8, 2018

Roberta T. Fatalo, 86, of Wakefield, died on Monday, October 8 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield. Born in Boston on July 11, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucia (Tammaro) Fatalo. Roberta was a graduate of Hyde Park High School. She had retired from John Hancock Life Insurance Company as a Compliance Officer. She was an active member of the Most Blessed...
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Warren M. Reeves

March 19, 1926 - October 7, 2018

Warren M. Reeves, age 92, of Wakefield, died Saturday, October 7 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Portland, ME on March 19, 1926 he was the son of the late Walter P. and Gertrude E. (Morse) Reeves. He is survived by many dear friends. Mr. Reeves was a graduate of Portland High School, Class of 1944. He then served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He had been a Wakefield...
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Vivian L. Leggett

March 21, 1920 - October 7, 2018

Vivian L. Leggett, 98, of Wakefield died on Sunday, October 7 at the Woodbriar Nursing Center in Wilmington. Born in Bridgewater on March 21, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Mary (Torres) Perry. Mrs. Leggett was a graduate of Bridgewater High School. She had been a Wakefield resident for over 60 years and was a former member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church in...
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Matthew J. DiStasio

June 21, 1962 - October 7, 2018

Matthew Joseph DiStasio, age 56, of Wakefield formerly of Medford, died Sunday, October 7 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Somerville on June 21, 1962 he was the son of the late Raymond DiStasio and Rosemary (Costa) DiStasio Nigro. Matt grew up in West Medford and was a graduate of Medford High...
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Tamara M. Hoare

October 16, 1946 - October 6, 2018

Tamara M. Hoare, 71 a longtime resident of Wakefield died at her home on Saturday October 6. Born in Buffalo, New York she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Dorothea (Welling) Fogal. Tamara was raised in Buffalo until moving to Wakefield at the age of 13. She was a graduate of Nazareth Academy in Wakefield. Tamara was the former owner of the Atlantic North Seafood Restaurant in...
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Robert L. Thompson

November 27, 1939 - October 6, 2018

Robert L. Thompson, age 78 of Wakefield died Saturday, Oct. 6 in Peabody, Mass. Mr. Thompson was born in Winthrop, Mass. on November 27, 1939 and was the son of the late Donald L. and Emily (Provan) Thompson. He was raised in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1959. He was the beloved husband of Beverly G. (Lynch) Thompson and the proud father of Alison L. Cizowski...
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Janet S. Hammond

March 23, 1947 - October 6, 2018

Janet S. Hammond, age 71, of Wakefield, died peacefully Saturday, October 6 at her residence. Born on March 23, 1947 she was the daughter of the late Francis and Evelyn (Astle) Mackenzie. Mrs. Hammond was born and raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1965. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She loved gardening, shopping, and enjoying date...
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Barbara Johnston

February 8, 1926 - October 5, 2018

Barbara I. Johnston, age 92 of Wakefield died Friday October 5, 2018 at her home. She was born in Peabody, MA on February 8, 1926 and was the daughter of the late John and Mae (Gilroy) Galenius. Mrs. Johnston was a graduate of Wakefield High School and later from the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital School of Nursing. She went on to work for many years in nursing at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital...
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H. Thomas Neavitt

April 11, 1928 - October 4, 2018

H. Thomas Neavitt died in Peabody, on October 4, 2018 at the age of 90. He was a former resident of Lynnfield, Port St. Lucie, FL and North Conway NH. Thomas was born in Baltimore on April 11, 1928 and was the son of the late William and Elizabeth (Thomas) Neavitt. Thomas was raised in Baltimore and was a graduate of John's Hopkin's University of Baltimore with a degree in Electrical...
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Sally Ann Squires

May 17, 1934 - October 3, 2018

Sally Ann Squires, 84, of Wakefield died Wednesday, October 3 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Sally was born on May 17, 1934 and was the daughter of the late Frederick and Cecilia (Dugaan) Kuhn. Sally was raised in Arlington and was a graduate of Arlington High School and later graduated from Mt. Auburn School of Nursing. She had worked at Mt. Auburn and Brigham and Women's Hospitals....
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William A. Cummings

December 2, 1946 - October 2, 2018

William A. Cummings, 71, of Weston formerly of Wakefield died on Tuesday, October 2 at the Emerson Hospital in Concord. Born in Melrose on December 2, 1946, he was the son of the late Foster and Doris (Kennedy) Cummings. Mr. Cummings was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1964, Colgate University, Class of 1968 and had received his MBA from the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth...
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Barbara C. Graves

December 20, 1920 - September 29, 2018

Barbara C. Graves, 97, of Stoneham, died on Saturday, September 29 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Wakefield on December 20, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Reta (Lovejoy) Carelton. Mrs. Graves was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1939. She was a lifelong member of the Greenwood Union Church in Wakefield, acted as treasurer for 13 years, helped...
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Carole F. Hammersley

August 24, 1933 - September 28, 2018

Carole F. (Cutillo) Hammersley, age 85 of Saugus died on Friday, September 28th at her residence. She was born in Boston on August 24, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Antoinette (D'Ortona) Cutillo. Carole was raised in Malden and educated in the Malden Public School System. She enjoyed buying homes and restoring them, interior design, and spending time with her family. ...
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Ann Marie Boccelli

September 28, 2018

Ann Marie Boccelli (Nina) age 93, formerly longtime resident of Wakefield, died Friday, September 28 at her residence in East Falmouth surrounded by her family and her loving caregiver Fatima. Born in Wakefield on July 24, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Michael and Elvira (Presutti) DiTonno and survived by one sister, Janet Ditonno and husband Possie Sabanty of Wakefield and...
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Eric Broughton Peach

November 22, 1927 - September 24, 2018

Eric Broughton Peach passed away peacefully on September 24th, 2018 at the age of 90. Eric was born on November 22, 1927 in Newfoundland, Canada, immigrated to the Unites States, and is a US Army veteran of the Korean War. Eric was pen pals with Audrey Bursey of Newfoundland, Canada during the Korean War and later married in 1957 in Chelsea, MA. Eric and Audrey made their home in Wakefield...
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Juanita C. Daly

March 14, 1932 - September 23, 2018

Juanita C. Daly, age 86, of Wakefield formerly of Cambridge died Sunday, September 23 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Cambridge on March 14, 1932 she was the daughter of the late Henry and Eleanor (Walsh) Tustin. Mrs. Daly was raised and educated in Cambridge. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident, having moved to the area in 1961. For 35 years she had worked as the Clerk...
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Walter J. Bernis

September 20, 1942 - September 23, 2018

Walter J. Bernis, of Stoneham, formerly of East Cambridge, died on Sunday. September 23 at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading. Born in Boston on September 20, 1942, he was the son of the late John E. and Sophie (Gaina) Bernis. Mr. Bernis was raised in educated in the West End of Boston. He had been a Stoneham resident for the past 20 years. Mr. Bernis retired from M.I.T in the mail...
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Judith J. Kaufman

June 15, 1936 - September 21, 2018

Judith J. Kaufman, age 82, of Wakefield, died Friday, September 21 at the Wakefield Center. Born in Lynn on June 15, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Sisto and Mary (Petronella) Camponescki. Mrs. Kaufman was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of St. Joseph School. She had worked at the former Kytron Electronics in Wakefield and most recently had worked as an aide at Oosterman's...
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Mary E. Maguire

September 20, 2018

Mary E. Maguire, 93 of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Thursday September 20, 2018 at Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose. She was the daughter of the late John and Maria (Nunes) Souza and the devoted wife of the late Francis J. Maguire. A resident of Greenwood, Wakefield for the past 91 years, Mary was a graduate of Wakefield High School; a lifelong member of the Most Blessed Sacrament...
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Phyllis M. King

October 5, 1923 - September 17, 2018

Phyllis M. King, age 94, of Wakefield, formerly of Medford and Somerville, died Monday September 17 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Boston on October 5, 1923 she was the daughter of the late Michael and Josephine (Sacco) Venuti. Phyllis was raised and educated in the North End of Boston. She had been a longtime Medford resident and before that had spent many years in Somerville....
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Blanche Flynn

January 12, 1923 - September 15, 2018

Blanche Flynn (Maffeo) of Wakefield died Saturday, September 15 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Blanche was born in Winchester on January 12, 1923 and was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Antoinette (Riccio) Maffeo. Blanche was raised in Winchester and a longtime Wakefield resident. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She also enjoyed bowling, cooking and playing...
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Marguerite C. Wallace

September 13, 2018

Marguerite C. Wallace of Groveland, MA (formerly of Wakefield and Dorchester), passed away on September 13, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Wife of the late Jeremiah J. Wallace. Loving mother of her two sons, Jay Wallace and wife Leslie of Haverhill, MA; and Mark Wallace and wife Alison of Stow, MA. Loving grandmother "Mema" of Shawn and Ryan. Marguerite was a school...
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Marie E. Velardo

April 6, 1947 - September 10, 2018

Marie E. Velardo, 71, of Reading formerly of Wakefield, died on Monday, September 10 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Medford on April 6, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Ada (Cionfoli) Velardo. Ms. Velaardo was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1965, Northeastern University and Mass College of Pharmacy. She was the former owner &...
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Paul D. Buonomo

April 30, 1953 - September 10, 2018

Paul D. Buonomo, 65, of North Reading died Monday, September 10 at his residence. Paul was born in Boston on April 30, 1953 and was the son of Joseph A. and Doris O. (Sterner) Buonomo. In his own words Paul recently wrote: My life began on April 30, 1953 with many health problems. Despite a difficult beginning, I was able to live a life of accomplishments with the help of my mom, Doris, my...
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Constance M. Penta

January 28, 1932 - September 10, 2018

Constance Marie (Connie) Penta, 86, of Wakefield died Monday evening, September 10th, surrounded by her loving family at the High Point Hospice House in Haverhill. Connie was born January 28, 1932 and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Regan) Pelletier. She worked for several years at the former Transitron in Wakefield, and then for many years at the food counter at the...
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Bertram W. Sheppard

May 20, 1933 - September 10, 2018

Bertram W. Sheppard, age 85, of Stoneham formerly of Wakefield died Monday, September 10 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Chelsea on May 20, 1933 he was the son of the late Stephen and Mertice (Nelson) Sheppard. Mr. Sheppard was a Wakefield native and a graduate of Wakefield High School. He was a former member of the Wakefield Lodge of Elks and the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. He had...
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Kimberly J. Reynolds

July 26, 1978 - September 5, 2018

Kimberly J. Reynolds, age 40, of Stoneham died Wednesday, September 5 at the Tufts Medical Center after a long battle with addiction. Born in Cambridge on July 26, 1978 she was the beloved daughter of Jean (Bergin) Reynolds of Merrimack, NH and Michael Reynolds and his wife Diane of Derry, NH. She was the adoring mother of Roberto, Alex, and Kayleigh. She was the sister of Kristin Reynolds...
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Patrick Kavanagh

September 4, 2018

Patrick Kavanagh, 44, of Wakefield, known to many as "Pat," passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Patrick graduated from Wakefield High School in 1992 and Mass College of Art in 1996. Patrick was known for his quick wit and artistic flair. He was every retail stockroom manager's dream with his tireless work ethic and keen eye for organization. Those who knew Patrick laughed often and could...
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Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" Tyler

November 21, 1983 - August 29, 2018

Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" Tyler, age 34, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 29. Born in Stoneham on November 21, 1983 she was the beloved daughter of Clyde L. Tyler, Jr. and Mary Anne (McCarthy) Tyler. Lizzie was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 2002. In addition to her parents, Lizzie is survived by her beloved sister...
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Marlene R. Lawton

December 22, 1934 - August 29, 2018

Marlene R. Lawton (Malaguti), 83, of Saugus died on Wednesday, August 29th in Danvers. She was born in Boston on December 22, 1934 and was the daughter of the late Lionel and Evelyn (O'Brien) Malaguti. Marlene was raised in Boston and was a graduate of Roslindale High School. She had been a Saugus resident for the past 55 years. Marlene loved boating, painting, and her cats. Marlene...
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Dorothy G. (Dotty) Donnelly

July 2, 1925 - August 29, 2018

Dorothy G. (Dotty) Donnelly of Peabody, formerly of Wakefield and Andover died on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the Wingate of Reading Nursing Center. Born in Revere on July 2, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Geraldine A. (Lockwood) Gurry. Dorothy was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1942; served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II; and was a...
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Francis V. Procopio

October 8, 1926 - August 28, 2018

Francis V. Procopio, 91, of Lynnfield, died on Tuesday, August 28 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Boston on October 8, 1926, he was the son of the late Gioacchino and Mary (Pasqua) Procopio. Mr. Procopio was raised in the West End of Boston. He was a retired electrician for Local #103 IBEW for 69 years. Mr. Procopio had been a Lynnfield resident since 1969 and was...
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Ralph J. Burke

October 2, 1929 - August 27, 2018

Ralph J. Burke, age 88, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Monday, August 27 at his residence. Born in Wakefield on October 2, 1929, he was the son of the late Gustuave and Marion (Doucette) Burke. Mr. Burke was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1947. He had served in the National Guard and was a former member of the Wakefield Knights of Columbus. He was the former owner of...
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Vienna A. Pepe

May 19, 1923 - August 25, 2018

Vienna A. Pepe, (DiTonno), 95, of Wakefield died on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at her residence. Vienna was born on May 19, 1923 and was the daughter of the late Michael and Elvira (Presutti) DiTonno. Vienna was a raised and educated in Wakefield and was a lifelong Wakefield resident. She had worked for Copley Shoe Factory in Wakefield. She enjoyed summering at the beaches in Falmouth and...
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Joan Carol Santoro

August 24, 2018

Joan Carol Santoro passed away Friday, August 24, 2018 at Pine Rock Manor Senior Living in Warner, NH. Joan was born June 2, 1937 in Wakefield, Massachusetts the daughter of the late John and Helen MacDonald. Joan was a devoted and loving mother. She was very proud of her family and was a willing "Grammy" to any child who needed one. Joan lived to help others preferring to be behind the...
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Lisa C. Quinn

April 10, 1955 - August 23, 2018

Lisa C. Quinn, age 63 of Fitchburg, formerly of Wakefield and Medford, died Thursday, August 23 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Melrose on April 10, 1955 she was the daughter of Charles and Carolyn (Cook) Johnson. Mrs. Quinn was raised in Wakefield and Medford and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1973. She later went on to earn a...
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John F. Brennan

November 30, 1927 - August 23, 2018

John F. Brennan, age 90 of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield, died Thursday, August 23 at the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. Mr. Brennan was born in Boston on November 30, 1927 and was raised in Malden. He graduated from catholic high school in Newton and shortly after enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served during World War II. Upon returning home, he met and married...
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Eileen T. Neville

January 8, 1940 - August 21, 2018

Eileen T. Neville, 78 of E. Andover, NH and formerly of Wakefield, MA died Tuesday morning August 21, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Melrose, MA January 8, 1940 she was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Mary E. (Regan) Cassidy. Eileen was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Nazareth Academy class of 1958. She was the former owner of the Riverbend Motel...
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James C. Grady

January 9, 1954 - August 19, 2018

James C. Grady, age 64 of Wakefield, died Sunday, August 19 at his residence. Born in Melrose on January 9, 1954 he was the son of the late Leo C. and Adele (Bissell) Grady. Mr. Grady was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School and later a graduate of Bridgewater State College. He was a long time summer resident of Bunganut Lake in Lyman Maine and was also an avid...
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James A. Andaralo

August 11, 1990 - August 10, 2018

James A. Andaralo, age 27 of Brighton and a former Wakefield resident died Friday August 10. James was born in Minsk, Belarus on August 11, 1990 and was the beloved son of Alexander and Elena (Shavel) Andaralo of Wakefield. James and his family came to the United States when he was six years of age and lived in Malden and later Wakefield where he graduated from Wakefield High School in 2009....
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Marjorie M. Fazio

June 26, 1940 - August 7, 2018

Marjorie M. Fazio, age 78, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died Tuesday, August 7, at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Born in Wakefield on June 26, 1940, she was the daughter of Rubin and Irene (Bennett) Surette. Mrs. Fazio was raised and educated in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1958. She was a past parishioner at St. Joseph Church. She...
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Norma K. Sullivan

September 16, 1922 - August 4, 2018

Norma K. (Kilby) Sullivan, at age 95 passed peacefully with family by her side on August 4th. Beloved wife of the late John J Sullivan, Jr and mother of the late John III. Cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews. Very active in Somerville Lions Club and Lynnfield Knights of Columbus. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of...
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Maralyn Frances Dragonetti

July 12, 1944 - August 2, 2018

Maralyn Frances Dragonetti, 74, a lifelong Saugus resident, died on Thursday, August 2 at the Bright View Senior Living in Wakefield. Born in Malden on July 12, 1944, she was the daughter of the late David L. and Dorothy M. (Leary) Maher. Mrs. Dragonetti was a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1962 and Essex Agricultural School. She was a member of the Melrose Arts & Crafts Club and...
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Jennie F. Boccelli

May 19, 1923 - July 31, 2018

Jennie F. Boccelli, 95, of Peabody, formerly of Lynn, died on July 31, 2018 at her home in Peabody surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston on May 19, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Filippo and Damiana (Ferro) Faragi. Mrs. Boccelli was raised and educated in Saugus. She had worked as a stitcher for L.B. Evans Shoe Company in Wakefield, MA and Wain Manufacturing in Lynn, MA...
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Ruth M. Rich

July 31, 2018

Ruth M. "Ruthie" "GG" Rich, formerly of Lynnfield, MA, passed peacefully Tuesday morning July 31. She was the daughter of the late William and Delia (Gaouette) Cook. She was the beloved wife of the late George H. "Bud" Rich Jr. She was the loving mother of Barbara Barnes, Thomas and Electa Rich, Edward and Susan Rich, and Kenneth and Donna Rich. She was proud grandmother of Laurie Maglio,...
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Bridget P. Halpin

July 4, 1948 - July 30, 2018

Bridget P. Halpin, age 70 of Clearwater, FL and Stoneham died Monday July 30 in Clearwater. She was born in County Rosscommon, Ireland on July 4, 1948 and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Kelly) Ryan. She was also pre-deceased by her sister Julie. Bridget was a longtime Stoneham resident and was an active member of St. Patrick Church. She enjoyed cooking, traveling and spending...
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Doris T. O'Neil

September 3, 1930 - July 30, 2018

Doris T. O'Neil, age 87, of Wakefield, formerly of Lynnfield and Everett, died Monday, July 30 at the Brightview Senior Living Center in Wakefield. Born in Everett on September 3, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Walter and Bridget (Southwell) Seward. Mrs. O'Neil was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Revere, Class of 1948. She had worked for...
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Neil E. Waisnor

January 27, 1955 - July 26, 2018

Neil E. Waisnor, 63 of Andover, formerly of Wilmington, died on July 26th at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was born in Winchester on January 27, 1955 and was the son of Shirley L. (Ring) Waisnor and the late Anthony J. Waisnor Jr. Neil was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1973 and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Class of 1977, where he got his Bachelor's...
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Reginald V. Power

January 20, 1940 - July 26, 2018

Reginald V. Power, age 78 of Wakefield, died Thursday, July 26 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Revere on January 20, 1940 he was the son of the late Aurie and Ruby (Crooks) Power. Mr. Power was raised in Revere and Winthrop and was a graduate of Winthrop High School. He then served in the United States Air National Guard. At the age of 60, Mr. Power retired from WCVB TV after...
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Darryl E. Fahey

September 28, 1941 - July 21, 2018

Darryl E. Fahey, age 76, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Saturday, July 21 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. 
Born in Boston on September 28, 1941 she was the daughter of the late Clinton and Catherine (Donovan) Dempsey.
 
 Mrs. Fahey was raised in Roslindale and was a graduate of Roslindale High School, Class of 1959, and then went on to receive her Associates...
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Carl S. Yancey

February 16, 1945 - July 18, 2018

Carl S. Yancey, age 73, of Charlotte, NC formerly of Stoneham, died Wednesday, July 18 in North Carolina. Born in Woburn at Choate Memorial Hospital on February 16, 1945 he was the son of the late Robert N. and Mary D. (Hepburn) Yancey. Carl was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1965. He had been a Massachusetts resident up until 2012 when he...
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Joseph F. Petrillo

December 6, 1956 - July 18, 2018

Joseph F. Petrillo, of Reading, known to his friends as "Joey P", passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 18th, at Mass General Hospital in Boston. Joe was born on December 6, 1956 in Boston to the late Gennaro and Angela (Lombardo) Petrillo. He lived in the North End and East Boston, which he was always proud to tell you. He had fond memories of hanging out with all his cousins...
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Elizabeth M. Beyer

March 28, 1940 - July 16, 2018

Elizabeth M. Beyer, age 78 most recently of Danvers, passed away on July 16th. A Funeral Service will be held for her at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Friday, August 3 at 1pm. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held prior to the service from 11am-1pm. Liz was born in Ireland (County Tipperary) in March of 1940 and was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary ...
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Scott A. DiMella

February 16, 1967 - July 14, 2018

Scott A. DiMella, age 51, of Wakefield, died Saturday, July 14 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Boston on February 16, 1967 he was the cherished son of Deirdre (Dragon) DiMella of Springfield and Frederick DiMella and Valerie (Rose) of Waterford, CT. Scott was raised in Munroe, CT before moving to Courtland, NY where he graduated from Homer High School. He then went on to...
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George Michael Kaltsounis

June 1, 1960 - July 13, 2018

George Michael Kaltsounis, age 58, of Lynnfield, MA passed away unexpectedly on July 13, 2018. He was born in Igoumenitsa, Greece on June 1, 1960 and was the son of the late Michael and Vasiliki (Kolovos) Kaltsounis. George was a man with a heart of gold, always there for you when you needed him. He was always willing to lend a helping hand; he was generous and kind. He was an avid lover of...
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Debra Ann "Debbie" Tisei

September 27, 1961 - July 11, 2018

Tisei, Debra Ann "Debbie" of North Reading, formerly of Lynnfield, passed from this world to the next on July 11, 2018 surrounded by her family after a period of declining health. Debbie was born with tetralogy of Fallot, a rare heart condition that presented her with many physical challenges throughout her 56 years. Her strong faith in God enabled her to overcome the odds and live her life to...
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Lewis E. Rizk, Sr.

October 28, 1952 - July 8, 2018

Lewis E. Rizk, Sr., of Saugus. Died on Sunday, July 8. at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Boston on October 28, 1952, he was the son of the late Emil and Frances (Mangio) Rizk. Mr. Rizk was a graduate of Quincy High School and Northeastern University. He was a retired operations manager for Standard Box Company in Chelsea. Mr. Rizk is survived by his wife Theresa M. ...
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Alfred J. French

January 21, 1925 - July 8, 2018

Alfred J. French, 93, of Lynnfield formerly of Chelsea died, Sunday, July 8 at his residence in Lynnfield. Alfred was born on January 21, 1925 in Chelsea and was the son of the late Alfred and Lillian (Foley) French. He was raised Chelsea and Lynnfield and was a graduate of Boston University. He later went on the serve as a Sergeant in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a veteran of...
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