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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

Ann S. Bishop

August 13, 2017

Ann S. Bishop, of Lynnfield died on Sunday, August 13 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Formerly of Wilmington, Ann had been a Lynnfield resident for over 44 years. Mrs. Bishop spent 25 years of her life as a Real Estate professional in the towns of Winchester and Lynnfield. Beloved wife of 62 years of the late Frank R. Bishop, a decorated World War II Veteran. Devoted...
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Robert P. Testa

September 8, 1937 - August 13, 2017

Robert P. Testa, age 79, of No. Reading, formerly of Wakefield and Stoneham, died Sunday, August 13 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading with his family by his side. Born in Boston on September 8, 1937 he was the son of the late Carmine and Mary (Randolph) Testa. Mr. Testa was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1956. He then enlisted in the...
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Mary Paone

December 1, 1924 - August 12, 2017

Mary Paone, age 92, of Wakefield, died Saturday, August 12 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Born in Boston on December 1, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Euplio and Lucia (Cuoco) Rinaldi. Mrs. Paone was a graduate of Girls High School in Boston, Class of 1942. She had been a long time Wakefield resident, moving to the area in 1956. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish. ...
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Eleanor Doris Scribner

November 27, 1925 - August 11, 2017

Eleanor Doris Scribner, age 91, died Friday, August 11 at Putnam Farm in Danvers. Born in Bangor, ME on November 27, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Veronica M. (Budweitis) Prusaitis. Mrs. Scribner was raised in Bangor, where she graduated High School with Honors. Prior to her marriage, she had worked as the Assistant to the Clerk of the City of Bangor. She and her...
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Muriel Ann Holleran

November 5, 1936 - August 9, 2017

Muriel Ann Holleran, age 80, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Muriel was born in Boston on November 5, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Dr. John H. Holleran and Muriel (Desousa) Holleran. Muriel was raised in Wakefield and was a longtime Wakefield resident. She was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy and also from Boston College School of...
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Zynek J. "Joe" Zagaja

November 18, 1919 - August 7, 2017

Zynek, J. Zagaja "Joe", 97, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Monday morning at the Carlton Willard Nursing Facility of Bedford. Born in Wakefield on November 18, 1919, he was the son of the late Joseph and Waleria (Gorska) Zagaja. Joe was a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1937. He served in the army during World War II. He received a citation from Major General Alexander...
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Martha E. Foley

March 30, 1944 - August 4, 2017

Martha Ellen (Burgess) Foley, 73, of York, Maine died at her residence on August 4, 2017. Martha was born in Melrose on March 30, 1944 and was the daughter of the late John W. and Alice M. (Reynolds) Burgess. Martha was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1962 and was a longtime resident of Wakefield before moving fulltime to York, Maine in 2009 so she could enjoy the beach year...
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Richard D. Simmons

May 20, 1922 - August 2, 2017

Richard D. Simmons, 95, of Salem formerly of Lynnfield died at his residence on August 2, 2017. Richard was born in Fall River on May 20, 1922 and was the son of the late Richard and Florence (Taggart) Simmons. Richard was raised in Winchendon and was a graduate of Murdock High School of Winchendon. Following High School he enlisted in the US Army and served as 1st lieutenant from 1943...
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Kathleen A. Devlin

February 9, 1953 - July 29, 2017

Kathleen A. Devlin---- of Newbury MA., formerly of Wakefield, MA, daughter of the late James and Doris (King) Devlin. Kathy was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1971 and the Andover School of Business class of 1973. Kathy was an active member of PAWS of Wakefield, MA for the past 15 years. As a member she wore many hats including managing booths at events, volunteering at spay...
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Patricia M. Fantasia

September 28, 1946 - July 29, 2017

Patricia M. Fantasia, age 70, of No. Andover, formerly of Stoneham, passed away Saturday, July 29 at the Baker-Katz Nursing Home in Haverhill after a 3 year battle with Small Cell Lung Cancer. Born in Somerville on September 28, 1946 she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Margaret M. (Bunting) Bornstein. Patricia was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School,...
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Florence S. Surette

September 17, 1934 - July 29, 2017

Florence S. Surette (DeLuca) of Wakefield, passed away on Saturday, July 29 surrounded by her loving family. Born in East Boston on September 17, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Anthony DeLuca and Dorothy (Lane) Benoit. Predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years, Richard P. Surette, she leaves behind five children: Catherine Worthley and her husband Thomas of Higganum, CT; Peter...
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Pauline A. "Polly" Berggren

August 16, 1929 - July 28, 2017

Pauline "Polly" A. Berggren, 87, of Wakefield, died on Friday, July 28 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham. Born in Wakefield on August 16, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Mary C. (McGrath) Gammons. Polly was a lifelong resident of Wakefield. She was a graduate of Wakefield High School and worked for Wakefield Insurance Agency and Joseph A. Curley Insurance Agency...
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Banks David Hill

November 18, 1948 - July 25, 2017

Banks David Hill, age 68, died Tuesday, July 25 at his residence. Born in Wakefield on November 18, 1948 he was the son of the late Joseph and Ruth (Lessor) Hill. David was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Austin Cate Academy in Strafford, New Hampshire, Class of 1966. He was a member of the West Side Social Club in Wakefield and had worked at American Mutual, The Wakefield Item,...
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John F. Fitzpatrick

May 22, 1929 - July 25, 2017

John F. Fitzpatrick, age 88, of Venice, Florida formerly of Wakefield, passed away Tuesday, July 25 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. He had recently moved back to Wakefield and was residing at his son Steven's home for the past few months with the intentions of staying in his hometown of Wakefield permanently. Born in Wakefield on May 22, 1929. John was raised and educated in...
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Kelly Ledoux-Walsh

June 19, 1996 - July 24, 2017

Kelly Ledoux-Walsh died unexpectedly on Monday, July 24 at her home. She was just 21 years old. Born in Melrose on June 19, 1996 she was the beloved daughter of Sean M. Walsh and Kathy H. Ledoux-Walsh. Kelly was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 2014, where she was a member of the Cross Country and indoor and outdoor track teams. Kelly was a four...
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Kathleen Marie French

December 27, 1957 - July 24, 2017

Kathleen Marie French, 59, of Litchfield, New Hampshire, formerly of Wakefield died on Monday, July 24 at the Aurora Senior Living of Derry. Born in Everett on December 27, 1957, she was the daughter of the late William R. and Margaret M. (Sullivan) Connors. Kathleen was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1975 and had received her Associates Degree from Merrimack College. She...
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William J. Clark, Jr. M.D.

June 3, 1921 - July 22, 2017

Clark, William ("Bill") J., Jr. M.D., Age 96, formerly of Lynnfield and Scituate, Massachusetts, died peacefully on July 22nd at home in Danvers. Son of the late William J. Sr and Julia (Graham) Clark and brother to the late Rev. Graham S. Clark, he was born in White Plains NY on June 3, 1921 and raised in Scarsdale, NY. One of Bill's most memorable accomplishments growing up was his...
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Doris G. DiGiammarino

April 3, 1927 - July 16, 2017

Doris Gloria DiGiammarino, age 90, of Wakefield died Sunday, July 16 in Maine. Born in Boston on April 3, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Giovanna (Sinagra) Capone. Mrs. DiGiammarino was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School and later went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Lowell University at the age of 52. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident...
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Lorraine I. Oliphant

July 12, 1946 - July 14, 2017

Lorraine I. (Daley) Oliphant, 71, of Wakefield died Friday, July 14th at her home. She was born on July 12, 1946, and was the daughter of the late Russell and Inez (Murray) Daley. Lorraine was a graduate of Reading High School, class of 1964. She was a resident of Wakefield since 1969. Lorraine loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed bowling and...
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Thomas A. Rosa

April 21, 1945 - July 11, 2017

Thomas A. Rosa, age 72, of Wakefield, formerly of Chelsea, died peacefully Tuesday, July 11 at his residence. Born in Everett on April 21, 1945 he was the son of the late Albert and Jessica (Szczepankowski) Rosa. Mr. Rosa was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. He then attended Saint John's Seminary. Mr. Rosa had worked and retired from the Chelsea Soldiers Home...
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Mary Olivieri

January 21, 1921 - July 6, 2017

Mary (Petrillo) Olivieri, 96, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Thursday, July 6 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Wakefield on January 21, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Agostino and Assunda (Frada) Petrillo. Mary attended Wakefield schools and raised her family while working at Maryland Sandal and Transitron Electronics. Later in life she spent time...
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Kathleen M. Ickes

March 12, 1946 - July 4, 2017

Kathleen M. Ickes, 71, of Wakefield died Tuesday, July 4th at Curahealth of Peabody. Born in Quincy on March 12, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Anthony Patrick and Mary (Simpson) Burke. Kathy was a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1964. Before retiring she worked in town as an administrative assistant. Kathy was an avid Boston sports fan and would not miss watching the...
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Richard A. Sawin

September 3, 1935 - July 2, 2017

Mr. Richard A. Sawin, 81, of North Reading, MA, formerly of Wakefield and Lynnfield, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2017, with his family by his side at The Kaplan Family Hospice Home in Danvers. He was the beloved husband of Ruth Sawin, with whom he shared sixty years of marriage. He was the devoted and loving father of Deborah A. Sawin of Somerville, Richard A. Sawin, Jr. of Boston,...
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Ardis Curran-Lavoie

July 4, 1920 - July 1, 2017

Ardis Curran-Lavoie age 96 of Windham, NH and formerly of Wakefield died July 1 in Windham, NH. She was born in Stoneham, MA on July 4, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Arthur and Edna (Van Vorst) Robinson. Ardis was well known member of the community of Wakefield and an active member of St. Florence Church. She was the beloved wife of the late John Curran and Joseph Lavoie. She was the...
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Martin E. Long

December 18, 1933 - June 29, 2017

Martin E. Long, 83, of Wakefield formerly of Malden died, Thursday, June 29th at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Martin was born in Malden on December 18, 1933 and was the son of the late Martin J. and Mary (Kelly) Long. Martin was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School Class of 1952. He served as a Corporal in the Army during the Korean War from 1953-1955. He...
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John O. "Jack" Lucia

May 19, 1947 - June 25, 2017

John O. "Jack" Lucia, 70, of Stoneham, died at his home on June 25th. He was born on May 19, 1947, and was the son of the late Hawley and Lola (Morris) Lucia. Jack was a graduate of Quincy High School, class of 1965. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam Era. Jack was a retired security guard for the Boston Medical Center. Jack was the husband of Janice (Bryson) Lucia. He was...
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William "Bill" Leonard, Jr.

December 10, 1952 - June 22, 2017

William J. "Bill" Leonard, Jr., 64, of Stoneham, MA died on Thursday, June 22 at his residence. Born in Everett, MA on December 10, 1952, he was the son of the late William J. and Grace (White) Leonard. Bill had been a resident of Stoneham for the past 54 years. He was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1970. Bill was retired from the Chesterton Company in Woburn, and was...
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Leanne Coyne

November 3, 1952 - June 19, 2017

Leanne Coyne, 64, of Stoneham died June 19, 2017 in Beverly. Leanne was born on November 3, 1952 and was the daughter of Catherine Consalvo and the late Arthur Mendonza. Leanne was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1970. She worked as a project manager for Hilee Construction of Everett. She enjoyed riding motorcycles and Bluegrass music at Thomas...
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Kevin M. Shea

December 28, 1953 - June 19, 2017

Kevin M. Shea, age 63 of Beverly and formerly of Melrose died June 19 in Beverly. Mr. Shea was born in Malden, MA on December 28, 1953 and was the son of the late Robert M. and Claire A. (Fisher) Shea. He is survived by his two sisters, Barbara and Nancy Shea of North Reading. He is also predeceased by his sister Roberta Shea. His Funeral Service will be held in the McDonald Funeral Home...
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Kerrie Lynne Haladay

August 2, 1985 - June 18, 2017

Kerrie Lynne Haladay, 31, of Wakefield, formerly of North Reading, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Born in Melrose on August 2, 1985, she was the beloved daughter of Richard J. Haladay and Catherine A. (Lopes) Smith. Kerrie was a graduate of North Reading High School, Class of 2003. She attended North Shore Community College in Danvers where she studied Cosmetology and...
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Irene F. Johnson

April 13, 1967 - June 17, 2017

Irene F. Johnson, 50 of Saugus died on Saturday, June 17 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Revere on April 13, 1967, she was the daughter of Rose Marie (Cause) Johnson of Stoneham and the late Robert W. Johnson. Ms. Johnson was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1985 and Franklin Institute of Technology. In addition to her mother, Irene is survived by her brother Erick...
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Edward J. Kupiec

January 10, 1925 - June 15, 2017

Edward J. Kupiec, age 92, of Wakefield died Thursday, June 15 at his residence. Born in Wakefield on January 10, 1925 he was the son of the late Joseph and Frances (Krzewicka) Kupiec. Mr. Kupiec was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1942 and was also a graduate of Tufts University, Class of 1946. He was an Officer in the United States Navy and...
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Laverna M. Woods

July 13, 1935 - June 15, 2017

Laverna M. (Leville) Woods, 81 of Wakefield, passed away on June 15th at the Wakefield Center. Born in Malden on July 13, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Viola (Lufkin) Leville. Laverna raised her family in Saugus and has been a resident of Wakefield for 20 years. She was educated in the Malden school system. In her younger years, she was known to share the gospel with...
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Nancy M. Ulrich

June 5, 1932 - June 11, 2017

Nancy M. Ulrich (Jardine) of Wakefield, formerly of Melrose, died on Sunday, June 11 at the Woburn Nursing Center after a brief illness. Born in Quincy on June 5, 1932 she was the daughter of the late George and Helen (Walls) Jardine. Ms. Ulrich was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1950. Her family, faith and church were the most important elements of Nancy's life. Ms. Ulrich...
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Margaret S. "Peggy" Whipling

October 16, 1919 - June 9, 2017

Margaret S. "Peggy" Whipling, 97 of Wakefield, passed away June 9th in Melrose at the Golden Living Center Elmhurst Nursing Home. She was born in Malden on October 16, 1919, and was the daughter the late Morris F. and Margaret L. (Edmands) Stoddard. Peggy was a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1937, and Malden Business School. She was a lifelong Wakefield resident, and a former...
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Logan-Tyler J. Dunn

June 1, 1997 - June 7, 2017

Logan-Tyler Joseph Dunn, age 20, died Wednesday, June 7 at the Maine Medical Center following a tragic car accident. Born in Salem, MA on June 1, 1997 he was the beloved son of Tammy M. Penny and Kenneth J. Dunn. Logan had attended both Danvers High School and Wakefield High School and graduated from WHS in 2016. He was on both the football and hockey teams, the latter of which he excelled...
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Zachary P. Frank

August 10, 1992 - June 5, 2017

Zachary P. Frank, 24, of Wakefield, MA died June 5, 2017 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston after suffering a cardiac arrest โ€“ doing what he loved โ€“ playing basketball. He was born August 10, 1992 in Boston, the son of Michael and Kelly (Papa) Frank. He attended Wakefield schools and graduated from Plymouth State University in 2014, where he was a member of the PSU Lacrosse Team. He was...
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Jeanne M. Lally

August 8, 1936 - June 4, 2017

Jeanne M. Lally, of Tewksbury and a former longtime resident of Wakefield died in Woburn on June 4th at 80 years of age. She was born Everett, MA on August 8, 1936 and was the daughter of the late William H. and Caroline K. (O'Hara) Mayne. Jeanne was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of St. Mary High School of Melrose, Class of 1954 and later from the Malden Business School. She was retired...
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John F. Roberts, Jr.

May 11, 1966 - June 2, 2017

John F. Roberts Jr., 51, of Wakefield passed away in Boston on June 2. He was born on May 11, 1966, and was the son of Michelina (Santoro) Roberts of Wakefield and the late John F. Roberts. John was a lifelong Wakefield resident and a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1984. After high school, he attended Bunker Hill Community College. John was currently working as a security...
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Danielle Ashley Benedetto

June 15, 1998 - June 2, 2017

Danielle A. Benedetto, age 18, of Wakefield, was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Route 16 in Ossipee, New Hampshire on June 2. She was the cherished daughter of Charles A. Benedetto of Wakefield and the late Alison Mavilia. Born in Melrose on June 15, 1998, Danielle was a lifelong resident of Wakefield and was a 2016 graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School. She was a student at...
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Ellen Theresa Shiel

July 20, 1920 - May 30, 2017

Ellen Theresa Shiel, 96, of Concord, New Hampshire, formerly of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, May 30 at the Concord Hospital. Born in Roxbury, MA on July 20, 1920, she was the daughter of Irish immigrants, the late Edwin J. and Margaret A. (Gately) Nestor. Ellen received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in education from the Teachers College of the City of Boston. She worked as a teacher...
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Sarah Rose Scaturro

July 15, 1917 - May 29, 2017

Sarah Rose Scaturro of Wakefield died May 29 in North Reading at 99 years of age. She was born on July 15, 1917 and was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Josephine (Zaffiro) DiBlasi. She was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School. She had been a Wakefield resident for more than 40 years and was a retired hairdresser with the former Jordan Marsh Department Store of Boston...
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John Melto

January 22, 1940 - May 29, 2017

John Melto of North Reading, formerly of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully at the age of 77 on Monday, May 29 surrounded by his loving family. John was the devoted husband of Yolanda (Gergely) Melto, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. John was born on Jan. 22, 1940, in Budapest, Hungary, son of the late John and Maria Melto. In 1957, at the tender age of 17, John fled his native...
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Joseph Edward Gaudet

December 17, 1935 - May 29, 2017

Joseph Edward Gaudet, age 81, of Wakefield and Florida died Monday, May 29 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Malden on December 17, 1935 he was the son of the late Edward Joseph and Eva (Garneau) Gaudet. Mr. Gaudet was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School and later received an Associate's Degree in Accounting from Burdett College in Boston....
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Robert A. Santoro

August 11, 1957 - May 28, 2017

Robert A. Santoro, 59, of Lawrence died on May 28, 2017 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Robert was born in Melrose on August 11, 1957 and was the son of Joan C. (MacDonald) Santoro and Peter A. Santoro. Robert was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1975. He was a resident of Lawrence for the past 32 years. He had worked for Dunkin Donuts and...
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Deborah Ann Visco

January 14, 1956 - May 28, 2017

Deborah Ann Visco, of North Andover, Massachusetts and formerly of Lynnfield and Bradford passed away on Sunday, May 28 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center seventeen months after a Stage IV ovarian cancer diagnosis. Deborah astounded doctors, family and friends with her drive to both beat cancer and live an active and purposeful life despite the diagnosis. She shared her life for nearly...
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Anne Ring

February 11, 1929 - May 26, 2017

Anne Ring, 88, of Wilmington formerly of Florida and Wakefield, died on Friday, May 26 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Wilmington on February 11, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Percy and Isabelle (Babine) Doucette. Mrs. Ring was a graduate of Wilmington High School. She enjoyed spending her summers on Prince Edward Island in Canada. Mrs Ring also enjoyed...
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Gary E. Harrington

December 12, 1954 - May 25, 2017

Gary E. Harrington, 62 of Wakefield died on Thursday, May 25 in Dover, Vermont. Born in Medford on December 12, 1954, he was the son of Shirley (Sullivan) Harrington of Wakefield and the late Walter Harrington. Gary was a was a graduate of Austin Prep School, Class of 1972, Fitchburg State College and Western New England College, where he received his master's Degree in Finance. He had...
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Stephen M. Dalbec

October 27, 1955 - May 23, 2017

Stephen M. Dalbec, 61, of Wakefield died on Tuesday, May 23 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in New Bedford on October 27, 1955 he was the son of Norman Dalbec of New Hampshire and the late Katherine (McIlmail) Dalbec. Stephen was raised in Acushnet and was a graduate of New Bedford High School and the University of Massachusetts, Class of 1977. He was a supervisor for...
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Milan M. "Frank" Zilinek

June 10, 1930 - May 22, 2017

Milan M. "Frank" Zilinek, 86, of Lynnfield died on Monday, May 22 at the Atrium Assisted Living in Danvers. Born in Marianna, Pennsylvania on June 10, 1930 he was the son of the late Ralph and Justina (Gajar) Zilinek. As a young child his family moved to Bronx, New York where he spent his formative years. Mr. Zilinek was a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School in New York, Class of 1948...
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Mary L. Samourkashian-Samour

November 16, 1925 - May 21, 2017

Mary L. Samourkashian-Samour of Stoneham died Sunday May 21 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at age 91. She was born in Woburn on November 16, 1925 and was the beloved daughter of the late Absolom and Ardem (Zadigian) Samourkashian. Mary was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1943. Mary was a retired Supervisor for the John Hancock Insurance Company of...
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Anna M. Bagarella

September 4, 1924 - May 21, 2017

Anna Marie (Broderick) Bagarella, 92, passed away the morning of Sunday, May 21 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 4th, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Cummins) Broderick. Born in Charlestown and a member of the Charlestown High School class of 1941, she resided in Wakefield for over 60 years where she was a communicant of St. Joseph's...
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John F. McCormack, Jr.

January 10, 1939 - May 20, 2017

John F. McCormack, Jr., age 78 of Wakefield died Saturday, May 20 at his residence. Born in Winchester on January 10, 1939 he was the son of the late John F. and Ida Dorothy (Foley) McCormack. Mr. McCormack was raised in Winchester and was a graduate of Winchester High School, Class of 1957. He enlisted in the United States Navy and was a member of both the United States Submarine...
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Andrew W. Oneschuk

April 27, 1999 - May 19, 2017

Andrew W. Oneschuk, of Wakefield, MA was shot and killed in his apartment in Tampa, Florida on Friday, May 19; he was just 18 years old. Born in Winchester, MA on April 27, 1999 he was the beloved son of Walter J. and Christin A. (Capone) Oneschuk of Wakefield. Andrew was raised in Wakefield and had attended Austin Preparatory School during his middle school years before attending St. John's...
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Phyllis C. Hayes

October 13, 1941 - May 15, 2017

Phyllis C. Hayes, 75 of Methuen, formerly of Andover and Wakefield died Monday May 15, at Southwood of Norwell. Born in Melrose, October 13, 1941 she was the daughter of the late Walter and Bertha (Logan) Cook. Phyllis was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. She later attended Simmons College in Boston. She was a longtime resident of Andover where she raised...
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Donald Spillane

April 13, 1954 - May 14, 2017

Donald Spillane of York, Maine died on Sunday, May 14 in Maine. Born in Stoneham on April 13, 1954, he was the son of the late Patrick and Margaret (Tobin) Spillane. Don was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1972. He enjoyed hunting, hiking, and exploring the lighthouses of Maine. He will be remembered for his kindness and wonderful sense of humor. He is survived by his...
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Florence E. Russo

June 3, 1926 - May 14, 2017

Florence E. Russo, a lifelong Stoneham resident died Sunday May 14 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center at 90 years of age. She was born in Stoneham on June 3, 1926 and was the daughter of the late John and Florence (Gray) Knight. She was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1944. She was retired from the Food and Drug Administration after many years of service. She had been a life member...
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Theresa F. Cail

September 12, 1921 - May 13, 2017

Theresa F. Cail, 95, of Stoneham passed away on May 13th at the Aberjona Nursing Home in Winchester. She was born in Stoneham on September 12, 1921 and was the daughter of the late Guy and Fannie (Stinlo) Zaccone. Theresa was raised in Stoneham and was a longtime member of St. Patrick Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and she had a strong passion for politics. She was...
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Constance A. Paradiso

August 22, 1929 - May 6, 2017

Constance A. Paradiso, 88, of Stoneham died on Saturday, May 6 at her residence. Born in Quincy, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Meabel (Johnson) Vartabedian. Mrs. Paradiso had been a Stoneham resident for over 50 years. She was a graduate of Somerville High School. Mrs. Paradiso was a member of St. Patrick's Parish in Stoneham. Mrs. Paradiso was the wife of the late Albert...
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Charles C. Brown, Sr.

April 27, 1924 - May 5, 2017

Those who loved him called him "Buster" and, of course, "Charlie Brown" You were a good man, Charlie Brown, and you will make an excellent, ever vigilant angel. A WWII Army Veteran of the Third Armored Division who served in the European Theater, our Dad, Grampy, Great Grampy, Papa entered eternal life on Friday, May 5th surrounded by the constant love and occasional exhaustion of his family...
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John Robert Gilbertson, Sr.

September 23, 1927 - May 2, 2017

John Robert Gilbertson, Sr., a long term active resident of Lynnfield, MA, died peacefully at the age of 89 on May 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elaine and their children: John Jr. and his wife Kaoru of Boston, MA; Matthew and his wife Deborah of Lynnfield, MA; Carla and her husband Greg of McLean, VA; and Christina of West Newbury, MA. He has seven grandchildren. He...
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Eugene N. Ruggiero

April 5, 1929 - May 1, 2017

Eugene N. Ruggiero of Wakefield died on Monday, May 1 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Angelo and Melinda (Pelosi) Ruggiero. Mr. Ruggiero was raised in Everett. He served in the Army during World War II. He played minor league baseball for the Boston Braves. Mr. Ruggiero was the former owner of Eugene's Beauty Salon in Lynnfield. He was a...
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John P. Morrissey

August 25, 1925 - April 30, 2017

John P. Morrissey, 91, of Lynnfield, MA, formerly of Dennis, MA, died on Sunday, April 30 at Wingate at Reading Nursing Center of natural causes. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, on August 25, 1925, he was the son of the late Daniel and Rosalind (Beagan) Morrissey. Mr. Morrissey was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School in Providence, Rhode Island. He attended Providence College and was...
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Kathleen P. Devine

June 21, 1932 - April 29, 2017

Kathleen P. Devine of Tewksbury and a former longtime Stoneham resident died in Tewksbury on April 29 at age 84. She was born in Somerville on June 21, 1932 and was the daughter of the late John & Catherine (MacLeod) Smith. She was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. She was a resident of Stoneham where she raised her family from 1966 โ€“ 1993. She was active in the...
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Robert G. Reed

December 23, 1920 - April 27, 2017

Robert G. Reed, 96, was born in Wakefield on December 23, 1920, the son of Harry I. and Dorothy (Chase) Reed and graduated from Wakefield High School and from Tufts University with a degree in Journalism. Bob passed away peacefully on April 27 after a brief illness. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 and served in the 81st Field Artillery Battalion. He fought in the Battle of...
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Patricia (Wilkins) Brown

August 26, 1922 - April 26, 2017

Patricia (Wilkins) Brown, 94, of South Hamilton died Wednesday, April 26, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. Patricia was born in Peabody on August 26, 1922 and was the daughter of Myron O. and Mildred L. (Matherson) Wilkins. Patricia was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Rogers Hall in Lowell and later graduated from Endicott College. She later lived in South...
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Michael Brian O'Neil

May 6, 1957 - April 25, 2017

Michael Brian O'Neil, 59, of Stoneham died on Tuesday, April 25th peacefully among family at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Michael was born in Everett on May 6, 1957 to the late Robert and Margaret (O'Keefe) O'Neil. He resided in Stoneham and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1975. He served for 35 years as an electrician in the IBEW Local 103. He loved his family,...
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Daniel K. "Danny" Cogan

December 28, 1994 - April 24, 2017

Daniel K. "Danny" Cogan, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, entered into eternal life suddenly on Monday, April 24, 2017, following a long struggle with addiction. He was 22 years old. Danny was born in Tucson, Arizona on December 28, 1994 a son of Linda D. (McGunigle) Cogan and Kenneth C. Cogan. He grew up in Wakefield where he was educated in the Wakefield Public School system and graduated...
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Foster K. Cummings

November 19, 1924 - April 24, 2017

Foster K. Cummings, 92, of Wakefield died Monday, April 24, at Winchester Hospital. Foster was born in Ayer, MA on November 19, 1924 he was the son of the late Albert A. and Esther (Holden) Cummings. Foster was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1942. He was a graduate of Bentley College. Foster served in the U.S Marine Corps during WWII and Korea and...
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Dorothy M. Pothier

February 25, 1926 - April 18, 2017

Dorothy M. Pothier, a lifelong Stoneham resident died Tuesday April 18 at 91 years of age. She was born in Stoneham on February 25, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Hazel (Chambers) Longo. She was a graduate of Stoneham High School and was a past member of the Ladies Auxilliary of the Stoneham, V.F.W. She was a member of Saint Patrick Parish of Stoneham and was also an avid BINGO...
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Beatrice E. Epstein

June 13, 1924 - April 17, 2017

Beatrice E. Epstein, 92, of Wakefield died Monday, April 17, 2017 at her home in Wakefield. Beatrice was born in Somerville on June 13, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Edward G. and Pearl M. (Zinck) Wombolt. She was the sister of the late Margaret Rodgers and her husband Charles. Beatrice was raised in Somerville and former resident of Cambridge. She was a graduate of Somerville High...
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Annette "Toonie" Puglisi

January 13, 1919 - April 17, 2017

Surrounded by family, Annette Puglisi passed peacefully on Monday after a short period of failing health. If you asked her how she was at that final moment, and she was able to answer, she would say "fine, thank God" and raise both hands with fingers crossed. She was an amazing, loving person and will be dearly missed by family and friends. Annette Rose Benedetto Puglisi, known lovingly as ...
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Avis Madeline Evans

July 30, 1927 - April 17, 2017

Avis Madeline Evans, age 88, died Monday, April 17 at the Sunrise Assisted Living Center in Lynnfield with her family by her side. Born in Brockton on July 30, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Harold Joseph and Amy (Bergstrom) Holmstrand. Mrs. Evans was raised in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School, Class of 1945 and later a graduate of Boston University, Class of...
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Priscilla M. Melanson

September 23, 1929 - April 17, 2017

Priscilla M. Melanson, age 87, of Middleton formerly of Lynnfield and Wakefield, died Monday, April 17 at the Salem Hospital. Born in Wakefield on September 23, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Rauseo) Carbone. Mrs. Melanson was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. After graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, the late Elmer ...
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Robert M. Sampson

November 10, 1949 - April 15, 2017

Robert M. Sampson, 67, of Stoneham died on Saturday, April 15 at his residence. Born in Malden on November 10, 1949, he was the son of the late Henry and Virginia (Tuschner) Sampson. Mr. Sampson was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1967, where he played on the Football, Hockey and Baseball teams. He had retired from the Stoneham Housing Authority. Mr. Sampson was the author of...
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Robert L. Hathon

August 6, 1939 - April 15, 2017

Robert L. Hathon, age 77, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield and Squantum died Saturday, April 15 at the Sawtell Family Hospice House in Reading surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boston on August 6, 1939 he was the son of the late Edward C. and Frances K. (Lambert) Hathon. Mr. Hathon was raised in Squantum and was a graduate of No. Quincy High School. He then enlisted in the United...
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Joseph A. DeSalvo

January 29, 1930 - April 14, 2017

Joseph A. DeSalvo, age 87, of Lynnfield and Palm Beach, FL died Friday, April 14 at the Salem Hospital. Born in Revere on January 29, 1930 he was the son of the late Charles and Madelyn (Russo) DeSalvo. Mr. DeSalvo was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1948. He then went on to graduate with an Accounting Degree from Boston College in 1953. Following his...
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Marjorie S. Hartnett

April 13, 2017

Marjorie S. Hartnett, 77, a resident of Stoneham and East Machias, Maine died Thursday, April 13, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Born in Malden, MA, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Alice (Kilton) Steeves. Marjorie was raised in Malden and Melrose. She graduated from Kents Hill School in Readfield, Maine and Chandler School for Women in Boston. She retired as the Executive...
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Donald E. Eno

December 7, 1951 - April 12, 2017

Donald E. Eno, 65, of Wakefield died suddenly, Wednesday, April 12, at the Anna Jacques Hospital. Donald was born in Kittery, Maine on December 7, 1951 and was the son of the late George and MaryLou (Cullen) Eno. Donald was a lifelong resident of Wakefield. He was a well-known heavy equipment operator in Wakefield for many years and later retired. He loved riding his motorcycle and enjoyed...
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Tracy E. D'Attilio

August 28, 1978 - April 9, 2017

Tracy E. D'Attilio, 38 of Wakefield passed away on April 9th at The Massachusetts General Hospital. She was born in Melrose on August 28, 1978 and was the daughter of Michael C. D'Attilio of Wakefield and the late Sally (Dakin) D'Attilio. Tracy was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1997. After High School, she attended North Shore Community College where she earned her...
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Raymond A. MacMillan, Jr.

June 21, 1935 - April 7, 2017

Raymond A. MacMillan, Jr., 81, of Melrose died Friday April 7, 2017 at his residence. Raymond was born in Boston on June 21, 1935 and was the son of the late Raymond A. and Blanche A. (Carson) MacMillan. Raymond was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1953 and later attended Northeastern University. He was a resident of Melrose for the past 58 years. Raymond was also an army...
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Frank Vito Longo

May 21, 1923 - April 6, 2017

Frank Vito Longo was born on May 21, 1923 in Wakefield, MA, where he lived his entire life in the home that he grew up in. He passed away peacefully on April 6th, surrounded by his loving family. A graduate of Wakefield High School and Colby College, Mr. Longo was also an accomplished jazz musician who played the saxophone and clarinet in a number of popular local bands in the 1940's. He was...
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Robert F. Morgan

December 14, 1923 - April 4, 2017

Robert F. Morgan, age 93, of Wakefield died peacefully Tuesday, April 4 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Marlborough on December 14, 1923 he was the son of the late Frederick and Mary Ellen (Costello) Morgan. Mr. Morgan was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School. Following his schooling, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served during World War II. In...
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Andrew A. Galluccio

July 7, 1936 - April 3, 2017

Andrew J. Galluccio, 80, of Stoneham formerly of Wakefield died on Monday, April 3 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Everett on July 7, 1936, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Cardello) Galluccio. Mr. Galluccio was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1953 and the New England School of Design. He had worked for over 50 years at Shaw's Supermarket in Somerville as a...
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John "Jack" F. Howard

February 22, 1940 - April 2, 2017

John F. "Jack" Howard, 77 of Reading formerly of Wakefield died peacefully Sunday April 2, at the Bear Hill Nursing Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in Malden, on February 22, 1940 he was the son of the late Francis and Mary (Paon) Howard. Jack was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1957. He was a member of St. Joseph Church. Jack was retired from the Human Resource...
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Jane M. Nicastro

September 25, 1950 - April 2, 2017

Jane M. Nicastro, 66 of Lynnfield formerly of Wakefield died Sunday April 2, at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Born in Winchester, September 25, 1950 she was the daughter of the late Pasquale D. and Jean S. (Orsini) Nicastro. Jane was very spunky. She had many passions in life which included playing her own version of Solitaire, sipping ice coffee from her Dunkin Donuts cup, and dancing....
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James J. Driscoll

April 22, 1949 - April 2, 2017

James J. Driscoll, age 67, of Wakefield, formerly of Canton, died suddenly Sunday, April 2 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Belmont on April 22, 1949 he was the son of the late John and Catherine (Doherty) Driscoll. Mr. Driscoll was a graduate of Hyde Park High School in Boston and then went on to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of...
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Douglas Van Powell

March 17, 1940 - April 2, 2017

Douglas Van Powell, 77 a longtime resident of Wakefield died Sunday April 2, at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Quincy March 17, 1940 he was the son of the late Edward and Pauline (Van Ummerson) Powell. Doug was a graduate of Boston Technical High School class of 1957, and Northeastern University. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force Reserves. He was retired from...
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Margaret Chiuve Cardoza

December 1, 1927 - April 1, 2017

Margaret Chiuve Cardoza of Londonderry, NH formerly of Wakefield died peacefully on April 1, 2017. Margaret was born in Boston on December 1, 1927 and was the daughter of the late Mario and Guila (Martini) Chuive. She was raised in East Boston and a graduate of East Boston High School Class of 1944. She was a longtime Wakefield resident and had worked as a teller at East Boston Savings Bank...
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Joseph A. Troiano

March 29, 1930 - March 26, 2017

Joseph A. Troiano, 86, of Londonderry, New Hampshire formerly of Stoneham died on Sunday, March 26 at his residence. Born in Boston on March 29, 1930, he was the son of the late Clemente (Mike) and Mary (DeNaples) Troiano. Mr. Troiano grew up in Boston's West End. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He worked for the Museum of Science in Boston for many years...
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Caroline Hannabury

February 23, 1930 - March 26, 2017

Caroline Hannabury, age 87, of Burlington, formerly of Malden and Chelsea, died Sunday, March 26 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Chelsea on February 23, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Chester and Mildred (Pszenny) Grabowski. Mrs. Hannabury was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, where she met her high school sweetheart, George...
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Winnifred Jenness

July 23, 1929 - March 25, 2017

Winnifred Jenness, 87, of Wakefield died peacefully on Saturday, March 25, surrounded by loving family at home. Born in Melrose on July 23, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Olive (Glendinning) Payne. Mrs. Jenness had been a Wakefield resident since 1959. She was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1947. Mrs. Jenness was a retired Administrator Assistant for the 1st...
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Jean P. Turner

August 27, 1929 - March 24, 2017

Jean P. Turner, 87, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Friday, March 24 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Wakefield on August 27, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Michele and Rita (Colannino) Leone. Mrs. Turner was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1947 and received her Master's Degree from Boston University. She was a retired teacher from the Wakefield Jr. High...
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John T. Foley, Sr.

February 6, 1961 - March 24, 2017

John T. Foley, Sr., 56, of Medford died on Friday, March 24 at his residence. Born in Melrose on February 6, 1961, he was the loving son of Patricia (Lucey) Foley of Melrose and the late Al Foley. John was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1980. He was a tractor trailer driver for the U.S. Postal Service in South Boston. John enjoyed fishing, listening to music and riding his...
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John T. "Sib" Hashian

August 17, 1949 - March 23, 2017

John T. "Sib" Hashian, a longtime Lynnfield resident, formerly of Lynn, died Thursday, March 23, 2017. Born in Boston on August 17, 1949 he was the son of the late James "Jack" and Giovanna "Jenny" (Trovato) Hashian. Sib, the youngest of four children, was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1967. After receiving his first drum pad as a child, music...
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Daniel W. "Danny" Riley

April 6, 1962 - March 23, 2017

Daniel "Danny" W. Riley, 54, of Wakefield died surrounded by family on Thursday, March 23 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. Born in Arlington on April 6, 1962 he was the son of William F. Riley, Jr. of Arlington and the late Roberta (Flaherty) Riley. Daniel is survived by his wife Janet M. (Marino) Riley, his son Daniel W. Riley, Jr. and his wife Andrea of Stoneham, and...
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Mary E. Petrillo

March 22, 2017

Mary E. Petrillo, age 89, of Reading died Wednesday, March 22 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Boston on May 27, 1927 she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah (Lane) Saunders. Mrs. Petrillo was raised and educated in Medford. After starting her family with her late husband, Augustine Petrillo, they moved to California for a number of years. While there, Mrs. Petrillo...
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Mary Therese Daniels

March 20, 2017

Mary Therese (Sawyer) Daniels passed away at her home on Monday, March 20, 2017, surrounded by her family. A long-time resident of Wakefield, Mrs. Daniels served as the gubernatorial appointee to the Wakefield Housing Authority, having been appointed by former Governor Deval Patrick on July 9, 2008. Mrs. Daniels was a member of the Wakefield Garden Club, a director of the Hartshorne House...
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John Vincent Moriana

June 2, 1939 - March 20, 2017

John Vincent Moriana, 77 of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Sawtelle Hospice House after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer. John was born on June 2, 1939 in Boston and was the son of the late Felix Moriana and Adolorata Fisk. John was raised by his mother in "The Gulch" on Valley Street in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School class...
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Karen R. Duggan

April 12, 1943 - March 19, 2017

Karen R. Duggan, age 73, of Lynnfield died Sunday, March 19 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Lynn on April 12, 1943 she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Lorna (Pratt) Simpson. Mrs. Duggan was a lifelong Lynnfield resident. She was both raised and educated in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1961. She was a member of Saint...
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