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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

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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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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Gladys Irene Corbett

March 17, 2017

Celebrating the life of Gladys Irene Corbett who would be 90 today - May 5th 2017. She was born in Blackburn, UK in 1927. She died on March 17th, 2017. She had a wonderful life. She was the daughter of Rose (Henry) and Sidney Terry and beloved wife of Everett E. Corbett. She is survived by her two loving and devoted children, Barry E. Corbett and Donna I. Corbett of Wakefield; her surviving...
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John J. Hoare

March 17, 2017

John J. Hoare, 70 of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield died at his home on Friday, St. Patrick's Day, March 17. Born in Boston, March 28, 1946 he was the son of the late James J. and Mary T. (Walsh) Hoare of Brighton, formerly of Galway, Ireland. John was a graduate of St. Sebastian's in Needham, Boston College and Boston College School of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude. He worked as a...
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M. Elaine Piper

February 13, 1936 - March 17, 2017

M. Elaine (Walsh) Piper, 81, of Reading, formerly of No. Reading & Campton, NH died March 17, 2017 at the Winchester Hospital. She was born on February 13, 1936 in Watertown, MA and was the daughter of the late William and Mildred (Whitehouse) Walsh. She was raised in Watertown and Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School and Burdett College of Boston. She worked as an...
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Jean B. Miguel

July 2, 1928 - March 16, 2017

Jean B. Miguel, age 88, of Stoneham died Thursday, March 16 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington after a brief illness. Born in Everett, MA on July 2, 1928 she was the daughter of the late George A. and Jessie (Babcock) Dawe. Mrs. Miguel was raised in Saugus and was a graduate of Saugus High School. She went on to work for the Federal Reserve Bank following graduation. She has...
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Sharon M. Zagaria

March 15, 2017

Sharon (Pothier) Zagaria was a lifelong resident and educator in Wakefield, serving in the Walton, Doyle, and West Ward Schools as well as the Galvin Middle School. Sharon taught first grade, Kindergarten with colleague and dear friend Mary Diapoulos, and fifth grade science. She wrote and received numerous educational grants for the students of Wakefield, and was involved in Watershed...
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Richard H. Gudzevich

August 10, 1944 - March 14, 2017

Richard H. Gudzevich, 72 a lifelong resident of Stoneham died at his home on Tuesday March 14. Born in Stoneham August 10, 1944 he was the son of the late Lawrence W. and Beatrice (Lamb) Gudzevich. Richard was a graduate of Stoneham High School class of 1962 and the Franklin Institute of Technology. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam Era. Richard was a member of...
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Orize Dunne

December 14, 1943 - March 13, 2017

Orize Dunne, age 73, of Lynnfield went to heaven to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Monday, March 13 at her residence. Born in Brava, Cape Verde on December 14, 1943 she is the daughter of the late Antonio "Totoi" and Maria Alleluia "Malili" Lopes. Mrs. Dunne was raised in Dakar, Senegal before moving to the United States nearly 50 years ago. Orize moved to the U.S. in pursuit of...
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Sanford Kimo Lindon

November 3, 1957 - March 13, 2017

Sanford Kimo Lindon, 59, of North Reading died on Monday, March 13 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 3, 1957, he was the son of the late Jack and Marjorie (Soule) Lindon. Kimo was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1976 and Merrimack College. Kimo is survived by his wife Jamie D. Penney, his brother Jack Lindon of Milton, GA and...
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Alain Rocher

December 21, 1942 - March 13, 2017

Alain Rocher, beloved Stoneham High School girls track coach, died Monday, March 13 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at the age of 74. Born in Jouy Le Potier, France on December 21, 1942 he was the son of the late Charles and Madeliene (LaRene) Rocher. Mr. Rocher was raised and educated in France. He had a Master's degree in teaching and had been working at the American Dependent School...
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Ann L. Hughes

March 2, 1920 - March 12, 2017

Ann L. Hughes, 97, of Belchertown, formerly of Wakefield, died March 12, 2017 at the Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer, MA. Ann was born on March 2, 1920 in Everett, MA to the late John and Anna (Greene) Hughes. Ann was raised in Everett and a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Revere. She retired as an office manager for Cahill Designs of Boston. She had been a member of St....
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Roger W. Orben

January 13, 1949 - March 11, 2017

Roger W. Orben, 68, of Peabody formerly of Melrose died on Saturday, March 11 at the Tuft's Medical Center in Boston. Born in Winchester on January 13, 1949, he was the son of the late Raymond H. and Gladys (DeRenne) Orben. Mr. Orben was raised and educated in Melrose. He had worked for A.W. Chesterton in Woburn. Mr. Orben enjoyed coin collecting, metal detecting, fishing, hunting, hiking in...
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Lorraine H. Ward

September 8, 1949 - March 9, 2017

Ward, Lorraine H. (Garnett) of Concord, formerly of Wakefield, died peacefully surrounded by her family on March 9th. Beloved wife of Gerard J.G. Ward. Loving mother of John Ward and wife Bianca, James Ward and wife Sophia, and Matthew Ward and wife Courtney. Sister of John Garnett, Steven Garnett and Julie Garnett. Grandmother of James Peter, Jack, and Matthew Julian. Funeral procession from the...
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Eileen D. Donegan

March 8, 2017

Eileen "Eily" Donegan grew up in Lynnfield, and was the beloved daughter of John H. Donegan and Honora "Tootie" Dorothea (LeMoure) Donegan. Eily deeply loved her four brothers-John "Sonny" Sullivan survived by his wife Jeannette Sullivan of Brockton, John "Jack" Donegan survived by his wife Annette Donegan of Lynnfield, and the late David T. Donegan and Cherri (O'Neil) Donegan of Lynnfield and...
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Edward P. Purtz

February 12, 1925 - March 7, 2017

Edward Paul Purtz of Lynnfield, Massachusetts passed away at age 92 surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:45am at Ledgewood Hospital in Beverly. He lived his life with deep resilience, strong will, playfulness, and good humor. He was the husband of Gail (Plaisted) Purtz for 35 years. Edward was predeceased by his late wife, Eulla (Wilkins) Purtz. Edward was the loving father of...
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John R. O'Connor

August 15, 1942 - March 7, 2017

John R. O'Connor, 74 of Andover, formerly of Stoneham died Tuesday March 7, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice of Haverhill after a lengthy illness. Born in Medford, on August 15, 1942 he was the son of the late John W. and Rose (Lodico) O'Connor. John served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Italian American Club of Malden, and...
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Albert S. Kelley, Jr.

July 24, 1921 - March 7, 2017

Albert S. Kelley, 95, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, Weare, N.H., and Naples, Fla. died on March 7, 2017 at home. Born in Somerville, Mass. on July 24, 1921, he was the son of the late Albert S. and Grace (McLean) Kelley. Mr. Kelley was a graduate of Somerville High School and Fitchburg State Teacher's College. He was a decorated Navy Veteran of WWII. He served on a ship that was sunk...
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Ann P. Sacco

May 25, 1928 - March 7, 2017

Ann P. Sacco, 88, of Reading died peacefully on March 7, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 25, 1928 in Medford, MA, the youngest daughter of the late Marie and Charles Hardy. Ann's life was defined by her deep and abiding love for her husband, Carl Sacco and their six children. Ann was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, daughter, aunt and good friend to all she...
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Robin A. Archibald

March 31, 1970 - March 6, 2017

Robin A. Archibald, age 46 of Assonet, MA died Monday March 6 after a lengthy illness. Robin was born on March 31, 1970 and was the beloved daughter of Roberta M. (McPhee) Archibald of Hampstead, NH and the late Daniel R. Archibald. She had been a resident of Malden before making her home in Assonet. In addition to her mother, Robin is survived by her three brothers, Daniel A. Archibald of...
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Evelyn V. Powers

June 22, 1926 - March 5, 2017

Evelyn V. Powers, age 90, of Dover, NH formerly of Stoneham, MA and Salem, NH died Sunday, March 5 at the Riverside Rest Home in Dover, NH. Born in Boston, MA on June 22, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Cecelia (Greatrix) Gott. Mrs. Powers was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School, Class of 1944. She then married her high school sweetheart,...
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Mary T. Borstell

August 17, 1925 - March 4, 2017

Mary T. Borstell, 91, of Wakefield died on Saturday, March 4 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital Born in Boston on August 17, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Robert J. and Mary J. (Lynch) Farquharson Mrs. Borstell was a graduate of St. Patrick Parochial School in Roxbury. She had been a Wakefield resident in 1960 and was a former member of St. Joseph Parish in Wakefield. Mrs....
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Edward Joseph Mathews, Jr.

November 28, 1934 - March 4, 2017

Edward J Mathews Jr., (1934-2017) passed away peacefully at his home on March 4th, 2017 after fighting a courageous battle with the rare asbestos-related cancer Mesothelioma. As Ed would tell you himself, he lived a very charmed life. Born on November 28, 1934 in Revere, MA, Ed was raised by his loving parents, Edvidge and Edward, in Revere, MA along with his sister Suzanne (Lewis) and his...
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Collin P. Connerty

February 10, 1998 - March 1, 2017

Collin P. Connerty, age 19, died on Wednesday, March 1 at the Boston Medical Center. Born in Boston on February 10, 1998, he was the son of Daniel J. Connerty and the late Jodi (Yeadon) Connerty. Collin was born in Boston and raised in Roslindale before moving to Wakefield in 2004. He had recently graduated with honors from Matignon High School in Cambridge as a member of the Class of 2016. ...
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Gary S. Long

January 23, 1955 - March 1, 2017

Gary S. Long, age 62, of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on March 1, 2017. Gary was born in Brockton to Charles William Long and Betty (Broquist) Long on January 23, 1955. He grew up in Norwell with a love for family and friends. He met Janet Lunn in primary school and after dating on skates on the local ponds, they married and set out on an amazing 43...
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Robert C. Bisacre, Jr.

April 11, 1937 - March 1, 2017

Former Warrior Football Coach and Teacher Bob Bisacre Passes Away Robert "Bob" Charles Bisacre, Jr., a lifelong Wakefield, MA resident, peacefully made his journey to Heaven surrounded by his children on 1 March 2017. Bob was born in Wakefield, MA on April 11, 1937, and was the beloved son of the late Robert and Edith Bisacre. He was raised on Preston Street in Wakefield and was a graduate...
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Marjorie A. Knight

February 24, 1935 - February 28, 2017

Marjorie A. Knight, 82, of Lynn formerly of Wakefield MA and Rochester, New Hampshire died on Tuesday, February 28 at the Salem Hospital. Born in Arlington on February 24, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Margaret (Erickson) Cunha. Mrs. Knight was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1952. She enjoyed traveling with her late husband Arthur. Visiting many of the...
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Maria Serrano

February 27, 2017

Maria Serrano, age 94, of Stoneham, formerly of Somerville, died Monday, February 27 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Augusta, Italy on September 3, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Maria (DiLuciano) Pasqua. Maria was raised and educated in Italy. She had worked as a school teacher in Italy before moving to the United States in 1952. She first settled in the West End...
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Frances Roderick Soderberg

February 27, 2017

Frances Roderick Soderberg, loving wife of Douglas Gunner Soderberg, mother of Craig, Kathryn, and Karen and grandmother of Josiah Soderberg passed away peacefully on February 27, 2017. Frances Evelyn was born in Caribou, Maine, on December 2, 1935 and was raised in Northern Maine, the potato farming capital in that era. She had the distinction of picking 89 barrels of potato in one day! She...
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Paul F. Sullivan

June 17, 1941 - February 26, 2017

Paul F. Sullivan, 75 a lifelong resident of Saugus died Sunday February 26, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Winthrop, June 17, 1941 he was the son of the late Raymond J. and Gertrude J. (Phillips) Sullivan. Paul was a graduate of Saugus High School class of 1960 and the Mass Military Academy class of1964. He went on to serve in the Army National Guard. Paul was a 30 year veteran...
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Richard G. Brown

December 7, 1957 - February 26, 2017

Richard G. Brown of Wakefield, Massachusetts passed away this past weekend on February 26, 2017, at the age of 59. He was born in Medford on December 7, 1957, and was the son of the late Robert J. and Ann M. (Lancelotta) Brown. Richard was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of the Wakefield High School Class of 1976, where he played varsity soccer, basketball, and track. He served honorably...
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Janet F. Martin

January 24, 1933 - February 26, 2017

Janet F. Martin, age 84, a long time Wakefield resident died in Lynnfield on February 26. She was born in Melrose on January 24, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Wesley and Viola (Hudson) Farnsworth. She was raised in North Reading and was a graduate of Reading High School, Class of 1950. She had been a long time resident of Wakefield and was a very active member of the First Parish...
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Grace M. McCoy

January 23, 1927 - February 24, 2017

Grace M. McCoy, age 90 of Wakefield died Friday February 24 in Reading after a lengthy illness. She was born in Boston on January 23, 1927. She was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Girls High School of Charlestown and had been a Wakefield resident for the past 62 years. She had been a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church and member of the Ladies Guild of the church and most...
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Nancy B. Gould

August 23, 1950 - February 23, 2017

Nancy B. Gould, 66, of Wakefield passed away on Thursday, February 23 at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. Born in Winchester on August 23, 1950, she was the daughter of the late George S. and Florence P. (Blair) Gould. Nancy was Vice President of her 1969 graduating class at Wakefield High School. After graduating, she attended nursing school in Florida to become a L.P.N. Through the YMCA in...
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Cornelius G. Sullivan

June 18, 1924 - February 22, 2017

Cornelius G. Sullivan, age 92 of Lynnfield and formerly of Mission Hill died February 22, 2017 in Reading. He was born in Boston, MA on June 18, 1924 and was the son of the late Cornelius J. and Ellen M. (McCourt) Sullivan. He was raised in Boston and was a graduate of Mission High School of Boston and later graduated from Boston College, Class of 1948. He served as a Sgt. in the U.S. Army during...
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Mary E. Sullivan

August 8, 1933 - February 21, 2017

Mary E. Sullivan, of Wakefield formerly of Melrose died on Tuesday, February 21 at her residence. Born in Malden on August 8, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Peter A. and Elizabeth M. (Dennehy) Sullivan. Ms. Sullivan was a graduate of Cheverus High School, Class of 1951. She had worked as an oil dispatcher for Morton Oil Company in Malden and had retired as a Travel Agent for University...
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Gerald F. DeVeau

April 9, 1935 - February 20, 2017

Gerald F. DeVeau, age 81, of Wakefield, died Monday, February 20 at CareOne at Wilmington. Born in Wakefield on April 9, 1935 he was the son of the late John and Beatrice (Muise) DeVeau. Gerald was raised in Wakefield and had attended the Wakefield Public Schools. He had served in the Army and was stationed in Germany. He was a retired Mechanic for Yale Equipment in Wilmington. Though he...
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Josephine DiTrapano

January 28, 1920 - February 20, 2017

Josephine DiTrapano, age 97, of Wakefield died Monday, February 20 at Oosterman's Rest Home in Wakefield. Born in Cambridge on January 28, 1920 she was the daughter of the late Attilio and Mary (Guglietti) Donatio. Mrs. DiTrapano was raised in East Cambridge and was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Class of 1937. She then went on to work at General Electric in Everett...
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William R. Gilbert

August 29, 1926 - February 17, 2017

William R. Gilbert, age 90, of Moultonboro, NH formerly of Wakefield, died Friday, February 17 at the Rockingham County Nursing Home in New Hampshire. Born in Lynn on August 29, 1926 he was the son of the late Archer W. and Elsie (Hoffman) Gilbert. Raised in Saugus, Bill was a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1943. He then went on to serve in the Army Air Corp during World War II....
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James Cresta

July 22, 1966 - February 16, 2017

James Cresta, 50, of Worcester, formerly of Wakefield, passed away Thursday, February 16. He was born on July 22, 1966 and was the son of Jean Camerato and the late Vicenzo Cresta. James was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School Class of 1984. Following graduation he entered into the US Marine Corps. James was a jeweler by trade and also volunteered to help out other veterans. ...
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Kenneth Murphy

January 13, 1952 - February 15, 2017

Kenneth Paul Murphy, 65, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, February 15 at his residence. Born in Somerville on January 13, 1952, he was the son of the late John and Julia (Simmons) Murphy. Mr. Murphy was a graduate of North Cambridge Catholic High School, Class of 1970 and Northeastern University. He had been a Wakefield residence for the past 25 years. Mr. Murphy had worked as a respiratory...
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Mary Virginia Carey

February 15, 2017

Mary Virginia Carey (Mahoney), of Brooksby Village, Peabody, MA, February 15, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late William T. Carey., also of Peabody, formerly of Wakefield. The daughter of the late Helen and Charles Mahoney. Mary grew up in Medford, graduated from Medford High School and attended Regis College. She was married to William for 64 years and was the mother to six children....
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Catherine T. Driscoll

February 24, 1926 - February 12, 2017

Catherine T. Driscoll, age 90, of Melrose died Sunday, February 12 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Waltham on February 24, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Philip and Mary (Duggan) Reynolds. Catherine was raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. She had been a longtime Malden resident before making her home in Melrose. She was an avid Red Sox...
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Alan R. Macdonald

March 28, 1939 - February 11, 2017

Alan R. Macdonald, 77, of Lynnfield, MA, formerly of Wakefield, MA, died suddenly on Saturday, February 11 at the Union Hospital in Lynn, Born in Boston on March 28, 1939, he was the son of the late Walter and Eleanor (Nason) Macdonald. He was the brother of the late Grant Macdonald. Mr. Macdonald was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1957 and had attended MIT prior to serving in...
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Christopher S. Canestaro

May 11, 1981 - February 9, 2017

Christopher S. Canestaro (Chris), 35, of Wakefield, passed away February 09, 2017. Born on May 11, 1981 in Stoneham to Carmen Canestaro and the late Stephanie Lopez DiGiacomo. He attended Wakefield schools and graduated from Wakefield Memorial High School, Class of 2000. Chris was a carpenter who enjoyed using his talents helping friends and family on personal projects, and was successful in...
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Roger E. Lepke

February 8, 1954 - February 9, 2017

Roger E. Lepke, age 63, of Rowley, formerly of Newburyport and Lynnfield, passed away Thursday, February 9 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. Born in Lynn on February 8, 1954 he was the son of the late George W. and Helen R. (Farrington) Lepke. Roger was raised in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1972. He was an avid New England sports fan...
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Robert L. Nutile

April 25, 1939 - February 6, 2017

Robert L. Nutile, 77, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Monday, February 6 at the Wakefield Center Nursing Center. Born in Stoneham on April 25, 1939, he was the son of the late Louis L. and Mary E. (Lariccia) Nutile. Mr. Nutile was a graduate of St. Joseph School and Wakefield High School, Class of 1957. He was a member of the Wakefield Lodge of Elks # 1276 and the Crystal Community...
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Edward G. Sarafian

January 4, 1950 - February 6, 2017

POSTPONEMENT Visitation at the McDonald Funeral Home on SUNDAY from 12-3pm. Graveside Service at Forest Glade Cemetery on TUESDAY at 9am. Edward G. Sarafian, 67, of Methuen formerly of Wakefield died on Monday, February 6 at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. Born in Somerville on January 4, 1950, he was the son of late Albert D. and Barbara (Kenney) Sarafian. Ed...
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Gwenda Pierce Kenton

February 6, 2017

Gwenda Pierce Kenton (81 years old) born August 28, 1935 a resident of Winchester MA for the past 57 years recently passed away on Monday, February 6th, 2017. She was born in Great Crosby, England and grew up in Denbigh/Llanrhaeadr North Wales. She traveled to the United States on an ocean liner and arrived in East Boston, MA in 1956 at the age of 21. Gwenda spoke the Welsh language and was...
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Francis V. Streeter

July 30, 1926 - February 5, 2017

Francis V. Streeter, 90, of Wakefield died Sunday, February 5 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was born in Melrose on July 30, 1926 and was the son of the late Francis V. Streeter, Jr. and Effiejean (Berry) Streeter. Mr. Streeter was a Veteran of both World War II and Korea. He had been a longtime employee of the United States Postal Service, serving in both the Greenwood and Main Street...
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Richard E. Sullivan

November 25, 1928 - February 5, 2017

Richard E. Sullivan, age 88, of Wakefield, formerly of Everett, died Sunday, February 5 at his residence. Born in Everett on November 25, 1928 he was the son of the late Frederick A. and Olga (Herrstrom) Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School; after which, he enlisted in the Navy. He had been a Wakefield resident since 1972 and was a member...
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Helen J. Butcher

July 19, 1916 - February 4, 2017

Helen Jensen Butcher, 100, of Peabody formerly of Lynnfield, died on Saturday, February 4 at the Brooksby Village in Peabody. Born in Little Falls, Minnesota on July 19, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen M. (Gilmore) Jensen. Mrs. Butcher was a graduate of Little Falls High School, Class of 1933 and Macalester College and the University of Minnesota. She was a retired...
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James A. Coogan

November 4, 1934 - February 3, 2017

James A. Coogan, 82, of Reading passed away peacefully at home on February 3, 2017. Jim was born in Somerville on November 4, 1934, to the late Richard F. and Emma L. (Donahue) Coogan. Jim grew up in Somerville and attended Somerville High School where he excelled in football and baseball. He proudly served his country as a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict...
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Ruth Loretta Brady

October 8, 1921 - February 3, 2017

BRADY, Ruth Loretta (Long) of Stoneham, October 8, 1921-February 3, 2017. Ruth was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Her hobbies included stain glass, shopping, cooking, sewing, and making jewelry. She and her husband traveled extensively to Hawaii, Sicily, Majorca as well as Florida, California and Las Vegas. Their love of dancing...
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Elizabeth S. Michelotti

October 28, 1931 - February 3, 2017

Elizabeth S. Michelotti, age 85 of Wakefield died Friday February 3 in Wakefield. She was born in Chelsea, MA on October 28, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Frederick and Louise (Pucillo) Wells. She was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She had been Wakefield resident for the past 43 years and was a retired Produce Manager for the former Gallahue's Supermarket of...
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Kirk M. Moran

November 26, 1931 - February 3, 2017

Kirk M. Moran, age 85 of Wakefield died Friday February 3 in Stoneham after a long period of failing health. He was born in Springfield, MA on November 26, 1931 and was the son of the late Maurice and Jane (Chamberlin) Moran. He came to Wakefield as a freshman in High School and went on to standout in Baseball and Basketball where he earned 4 Letters before graduating in 1950. After graduation...
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Lois R. Parr

February 13, 1920 - February 3, 2017

Lois R. Parr, 96, lifelong Wakefield Resident passed away Thursday, February 2nd, at the Phillips Manor Nursing Home in Lynn. She was born in Medford on February 13, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Harold J. and Laura (Pinto) Ring. Lois was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1938. She was a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church. Lois was known in the family for her...
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Joseph J. D'Alessandro

January 19, 1923 - February 1, 2017

Joseph J. D'Alessandro, 94, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, MA passed away on Wednesday, February 1, following declining health. He was born on January 19, 1923 to the late Felice and Suzie (Evangelista) D'Alessandro. Joseph attended school in Wakefield before enlisting in the US Army where he served in Company E out of Wakefield. Joseph was the last surviving member of Company E and saw...
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Henry Pedersen

January 29, 1927 - February 1, 2017

Henry Pedersen, age 90 of Wakefield and formerly of Malden, died peacefully Wednesday, February 1. He was born in Boston on January 29, 1927 and was the son of the late Luis and Margaret (Rizzo) Pedersen. Mr. Pedersen was raised in East Boston and was retired from Delta Airlines. He was a proud veteran and served with the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Furse, during WWII. He had been a Malden...
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Ruth E. Derfler

March 16, 1946 - January 27, 2017

Ruth E. Derfler, age 70, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Friday at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Winchester, March 16, 1946 she was the daughter of the late Fred and Helen (Blodgett) Derfler. Ruth was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1963. She received her Bachelor degree from New England College and later went on to earn her Master's Degree in education from...
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Leonard M. Bryant, Jr.

October 6, 1923 - January 27, 2017

Leonard M. Bryant Jr., age 93 of Stoneham passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 27. He was born in Cambridge on October 6, 1923, and was the son of the late Lillian J. (Nelson) and Leonard M. Bryant Sr. Len was raised and attended school in Cambridge. He joined the United States Navy in 1940 and served in WWII and the Korean War as Signalman First Class. Len married the...
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Shirley M. Reineck

May 25, 1929 - January 26, 2017

Shirley M. Reineck, age 87 of Wakefield died Thursday, January 26 at her residence. She was born in Saugus on May 25, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Armand and Maude (Hatch) Decareau. Shirley was raised in Saugus and was a Wakefield resident since 1956. She retired from the Greenwood Nursing Home and enjoyed sewing and cooking. She was devoted to her grandchildren and great...
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James S. Creamer

September 13, 1953 - January 26, 2017

James S. Creamer, age 63, of Wakefield formerly of Chelsea, died Thursday, January 26 at his residence with his family by his side. Born in Chelsea on September 13, 1953 he was the son of the late James S. and Lucy (Ryan) Creamer. James was raised in Chelsea and was educated in the Chelsea public school system. While living in the city, he was well known as a tremendous baseball player and...
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Dorothy A. Neavitt

September 4, 1927 - January 25, 2017

Dorothy A. Neavitt, 89, of Lynnfield and Port St. Lucie, Florida died on Wednesday, January 25 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield. Born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 4, 1927, she was the daughter of the late George and Janice (Vick) Ficke. Dorothy was a graduate of Eastern High School in Baltimore, Class of 1945 and Goucher College, Class of 1949. Prior to marrying and moving...
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John J. "Jack" Soper, Jr.

September 6, 1931 - January 24, 2017

John James Soper, Jr., known by all who knew and loved him as "Jack", age 85 of Stoneham (formerly of Wakefield and Everett) passed away Tuesday January 24th after a lengthy illness. Jack fought hard to the very end. Jack is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 46 years, Ruth (Wood) Soper, his beloved son Michael Soper, and loving daughter Jill (Soper) McFadden and her husband Darin, all...
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William T. Mahan, Sr.

April 13, 1929 - January 23, 2017

William T. Mahan, Sr., 87, of Londonderry, New Hampshire formerly of Stoneham died on Monday, January 23. Born in Pittsfield on April 13, 1929, he was the son of the late James F. and Mildred (Tymeson) Mahan. Mr. Mahan was raised and educated in North Reading. He had been a Stoneham resident for 44 years. Mr. Mahan was a retired carpenter for former New England Hospital in Stoneham. He...
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David Michael Farrell

February 6, 1959 - January 22, 2017

David Michael Farrell, 57, died January 22, 2017 at home, with his wife by his side, after a lengthy illness. David was born in Peoria, IL to the late Thomas E. and Mary Ann Vonachen Farrell. He retired from The United Electric Company of Ohio, Burlington, NC in 2000. He loved computers, fishing, sailing, photography, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends at his lake home in...
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Gerard J. Graziano

June 22, 1936 - January 21, 2017

Gerard J. Graziano, age 80, of Wakefield died Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, New York on June 22, 1936 he was the son of the late Pasquale and Dominica (Lombino) Graziano. Mr. Graziano was raised in Brooklyn, NY before moving to Malden, MA where he graduated from Malden High School in 1954. He later enlisted in the United States Army. An...
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Maureen Richard

April 13, 1960 - January 20, 2017

Maureen Richard, 56, of Windham, New Hampshire formerly of Wakefield died on Friday, January 20 at her residence. Born in Melrose on April 13, 1960 she was the daughter of the late James R. and Marjorie D. (Muise) Kittery. Maureen had been a resident of Windham for the past 17 years. She was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1979 and had worked a Sales Representative for Pioneer...
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