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McDonald Funeral Home

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 R. Douglas

December 6, 1962 - June 4, 2020

Michael Richard Douglas, age 57, a longtime Wakefield resident died Thursday, June 4th at The Massachusetts General Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Michael was raised in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School and Merrimack College. Michael was the General Manager and producer of the Douglas Insurance Agency in Lynnfield for over 30 years. He always enjoyed working...
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Barbara A. Izzett

May 4, 1936 - June 1, 2020

Barbara A. Izzett, 84, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Monday, June 1 at the Halycon House on Methuen. Born in Wakefield on May 4, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Vito and Mary (O'Donnell) Carbone. Mrs. Izzett was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1953. She was a retired hairdresser for Crystal Beauty Salon in Wakefield and was a member of St. Joseph Parish in...
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Richard B. Pratt

July 3, 1923 - May 28, 2020

Richard B. Pratt, of North Andover, formerly of Wakefield, died May 28, 2020 at Edgewood Retirement Community at the age of 96. The son of the late Ernest Francis Pratt and Grace Edna (Rich) Pratt, Mr. Pratt grew up in Peabody on Gardner Street and attended the Peabody Public Schools. Mr. Pratt was eleventh generation in direct descent from John Pratt who arrived in the Bay Colony ca. 1634....
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Walter J. Skelton

January 15, 1949 - May 28, 2020

Walter J. Skelton, 71, of Wakefield died on Thursday, May 28 at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Born in Stoneham on January 15, 1949, he was the son of the late Ralph D. and Mary (Monagle) Skelton. Mr. Skelton was a graduate of North Reading High School. He had served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Mr. Skelton was a retired metal finisher for Coating Systems in...
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Patricia Connolly

August 25, 1936 - May 27, 2020

Mrs. Patricia (Joyce) Connolly, 83, beloved wife of the late William Connolly, passed away peacefully at home on May 27, 2020, surrounded by her family. Born in Winchester to the late George Joyce and Mary (Malloy) Joyce Riley, she was raised in Everett, MA, and lived her later years in Wakefield, MA. Patricia is survived by her sisters, Joanne Werner of Berlin, MD; Maureen Malcolm of Boxford...
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Robert M. Maloney

December 28, 1932 - May 27, 2020

Robert M. Maloney, age 87, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, May 27 at his residence surrounded by his family. Born in Malden on December 28, 1932 he was the son of the late Patrick and Alice (Forlot) Maloney. Mr. Maloney was born and raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1950. He then enlisted in the United States Navy and served four years during the...
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Mary V. Dumont

February 7, 1934 - May 24, 2020

Mary V. Dumont February 7, 1934 - May 24 2020 Mary was a life-long resident of Wakefield. She is the daughter of Sara (McGonagle) Muse and Arthur Muse, also of Wakefield. She is predeceased by her husband Arthur L. Dumont and her sister Martha (Muse) Stikeman. Mary is survived by her four children, Dennis L. Dumont and his wife Eileen of Weymouth, MA; Arthur Dumont and his wife Ann of...
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Gladys M. Carter

May 23, 2020

Gladys M. Carter (MacDougall) of Lynnfield and Barrington, NH, formerly of Marco Island, FL, passed away on May 23, 2020 of complications of the Covid-19 Virus. Gladys was the daughter of Loney and Bertha (Kempton) MacDougall and the sister of Dorothy Stevens. She was the beloved wife of the late John F. Carter, with whom she shared 64 happy years of marriage. She was the loving mother of Faith...
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Frances M. Moore

June 26, 1928 - May 21, 2020

Frances M. Moore, age 91, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, died Thursday, May 21 in Wayland. Born in Boston on June 26, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Paul and Catherine (Gavin) Conley. Mrs. Moore was raised in Wakefield before moving to Maine. She was a graduate of South Portland High School in Maine. She returned to Wakefield to raise her family and was an active parishioner of...
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Ronald F. Mauriello

January 1, 1936 - May 18, 2020

Ronald F. Mauriello, 84, of Wakefield formerly of Malden died May, 18, 2020. Ronald was born on February 1, 1936 and was the son of the late Mario G. and Rose (Colannino) Mauriello. Ronald was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1953 and was the Captain of the baseball team. He later worked as a mason and was a member of Local 3 and a member of International...
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Bridget M. Ryan

January 6, 1944 - May 18, 2020

Bridget M. Ryan, age 76, of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield and Brookline, died Monday, May 18 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Annaghmacooleen, Cloone, County Leitrim, Ireland on January 6, 1944, she was the beloved daughter of the late Bernard and MaryKate (O'Rourke) Ryan. She was the loving sister of Kathleen Flaherty and her husband Paul of Reading and the late...
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George H. Kazanjian

July 7, 1928 - May 18, 2020

George H. Kazanjian, age 91, a former longtime Stoneham resident died May 18 in Tewksbury. He was born in Arlington, MA on July 7, 1928 and was the son of the late Harach and Hossanah Kazanjian. He was raised in Arlington and was a graduate of Arlington High School. He later went on to serve as a Corporal with the 10th Corps U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. George was also the former owner...
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Margaret M. Reynolds

May 16, 2020

Margaret (Peggy) Reynolds lived a pious and respectful life. She grew up in Dorchester Massachusetts. She and her twin sister Marion were the fourth and fifth children of Delia (Brigit) and Thomas Reynolds; from Flaska County Galway and Drumshanbo Leitrim Ireland. (Siblings were Francis, Catherine, Dorothy, Marion & Thomas). Peggy and her siblings were forged by tragedy in the 1930's and she...
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Stephen Morgan Winslow

May 19, 1935 - May 16, 2020

Stephen Morgan Winslow May 19, 1935 - May 16, 2020 Passed on Saturday, May 16, just three days shy of his 85th birthday. He was surrounded by his wife, Val, of 63 years, and his five children, at his long-time home in Lynnfield, MA. Steve was first in his class at Lynn English high school, receiving multiple academic honors, graduating in 1952. He then attended Dartmouth College,...
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Eleanor Rose Hurley

June 24, 1934 - May 14, 2020

Eleanor Rose Hurley, age 85, of Wakefield, died Thursday, May 14 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Boston of June 24, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Theresa (Porter) Hicks. Eleanor was born, raised, and educated in Boston; it is also where she met her husband, a neighbor, John P. Hurley. The two were married in New Hampshire and settled in Chelsea for the first...
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Thomas W. Kearney

February 12, 1940 - May 12, 2020

Thomas W. Kearney, 80, of Danvers formerly of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, May 12 at the Academy Manor in Andover. Born in Boston on February 12, 1940, he was the son of the late Thomas V. and Madeline (Ramsdell) Kearney. Mr. Kearney was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1957. He had been a resident of Danvers for the past 13 years. Mr. Kearney served in the United States Air...
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Lillian Ann Mauriello

February 19, 1940 - May 12, 2020

Lillian Ann Mauriello, 80, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Tuesday, May 12 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Malden on February 19, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Zaya) Cardile. Mrs. Mauriello was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1957 and Bunker Hill Community College. She was a retired payroll clerk at Bunker Hill Community College....
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Sandra Lea Motzkin

August 13, 1944 - May 12, 2020

Sandra Lea (Gopen) Motzkin, 75, of Lynnfield died at her home on Tuesday May 12 after a hard fought battle with brain cancer. Born in Malden on August 13, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Alma (Lawson) Gopen. Sandra was a graduate of Malden High School class of 1962 She had been a Lynnfield resident since 1975 where she was very active in the community. She was the former...
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Florence Muccio

June 11, 1941 - May 10, 2020

Florence E. (Wolseley) Muccio, from Stoneham, MA passed away on May 10, 2020 at the Wakefield Center Nursing Home in Wakefield, MA. She was 78 years old. Florence was born June 11, 1941 in Boston, MA. She was the daughter of the late Walter H., and Alice (Reardon) Wolseley, both from Boston, MA. She was predeceased by her sister Liane Mary (Wolseley) Bilyard, Walter H. Wolseley and Robert...
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Marjorie S. Roos

January 29, 1939 - May 7, 2020

Marjorie S. Roos, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away on Thursday, May 7th after a long, heartbreaking battle with Alzheimers. Marjorie was born in Everett, MA on January 29, 1939. She was the middle of three daughters born to the late Stephen and Helen (Doherty) Jay. She was predeceased by her sister Mary and her husband Charles Doherty of Connecticut and is survived by her sister...
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Alvira T. Picardi

February 25, 1929 - May 7, 2020

Alvira (Vera) T. Picardi (Renda), 91 from Wakefield passed away peacefully on May 7, 2020 at the Blueberry Hill Nursing Home in Beverly. Vera was born in Malden on February 25, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Paul & Ida (Vuolo) Renda. Vera was raised in Malden and graduated from Chevrus High School and Malden Business School. She had been a resident of Wakefield for 53 years,...
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Mary Lorraine Kelley, "Chickie"

December 11, 1931 - May 5, 2020

Mary Lorraine Kelley, "Chickie" of Stoneham passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Hearthstone Alzheimer Care in Woburn due to COVID-19. She was 88 years old. Mary was born in Boston on December 11, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Richard and Anna (O'Brien) Glavin. She was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School class of 1949. Mary married the late...
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Carol M. Pizzano

December 24, 1932 - May 5, 2020

Carol M. Pizzano, 87 of Wakefield, formerly of Stoneham and Melrose, died Tuesday May 5, at The Aberjona Nursing Center of Winchester. Born in Melrose, December 24, 1932 she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Mary (MacNeil) Wortman. Carol was a graduate of Melrose High School and Massachusetts General School of Nursing. She was a retired Registered Nurse for the former New England...
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Baldwin M. "Dom" Domingo

December 8, 1926 - May 4, 2020

Baldwin "Dom" M. Domingo, 93 of Wakefield, MA formerly of Dover, NH passed away peacefully on Monday, May 4, 2020. Born in Hamakuapoko, Maui, Hawaii on December 8, 1926, he was the son of the late Braulio and Regina (Molina) Domingo. Dom graduated from Maui High School, then earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Philippines, a Bachelor of Science from Ohio University, and...
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John F. Stanton

May 9, 1931 - May 3, 2020

John F Stanton, a lifetime Wakefield resident passed away peacefully Sunday at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, he was 88 years old. John was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1950. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was the co- owner of P&J Construction Company for 30 years. After his retirement he went on to find his passion working with greyhounds as the owner...
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Anthony l. Battaglia

December 13, 1936 - May 3, 2020

Anthony L. Battaglia, 83, of Wakefield, died on Sunday, May 3 at the Winchester Nursing Center. Born in Italy on December 13, 1936, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Lucia (Monterosso) Battaglia. Mr. Battaglia had been a Wakefield resident since 1954 and had moved to Wakefield when he was 18 years old. He was raised and educated in Siracusa, Italy. Mr. Battaglia worked as a...
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James H. Meuse , Jr.

December 12, 1931 - May 1, 2020

James H. Meuse Jr., 88, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully at Elmhurst HealthCare on Friday May 1, 2020. Jim was born on December 12, 1931 in Boston, MA. He was the son of the late James Meuse Sr. and the late Frances (Poitier) Meuse. He was raised in Dorchester and Malden, MA, and graduated from Malden High School in 1950. Upon graduation he worked as a TV...
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James T. Longo

December 23, 1919 - April 30, 2020

James "Jim" Longo, 100, died after a brief illness with COVID-19 and failing health at the Masconomet Healthcare Center in Topsfield, MA. Jim is survived by; Jean Longo Anderson of Wakefield, MA, Francis Ginty of NV, Susan Bayek of NH, Patti Gauron of NH, Joan Caggiano of CA, John Cicciarella of MI and Joseph Trozzo of NJ. He was preceded in death by his wife Theresa and his siblings; Samuel,...
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Courtney Marie Yentile-Fahey

September 8, 1977 - April 29, 2020

Courtney Marie Yentile-Fahey passed away on April 29, 2020 at the age of 42. Our hearts are broken with the passing of our beautiful daughter, mother, sister, and friend. She is survived by her children, Dylan James and Brooke Marie Fahey. She was a devoted mother to her children who meant the world to her. They were her whole life and she loved them dearly; they stole her heart. Courtney...
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Christine "Chrissy" Rosati

March 9, 1972 - April 29, 2020

Christine "Chrissy" Ann Rosati, 48 of Wakefield, MA passed at The Brigham and Women's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on April 29th, 2020. Chrissy was born in March 9, 1972 in Melrose. She is the beloved daughter of Barbara Whitcomb and the late Robert Rosati. Christine was married to her loving husband in a beautiful ceremony in Burlington on November 28th, 1998. Chrissy was devoted to and...
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Carmela "Millie" LaConte

May 29, 1918 - April 29, 2020

Carmela "Millie" LaConte passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, at Woburn Nursing Center. Born in Boston's West End on May 29, 1918, daughter of Rocco and Giuseppina Montecalvo Cipriano, her family later moved to Malden where she was educated and spent most of her life before settling in Wakefield. After graduating eighth grade, Millie went to work at Daggett Chocolate Factory in...
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George W. Parsons, Jr.

June 2, 1924 - April 28, 2020

George W. Parsons, Jr. age 95 of Woburn, formerly of Stoneham, died Tuesday, April 28 at the Bear Hill Nursing Home. Born in Stoneham on June 2, 1924 he was the son of the late George and Gertrude (Anderson) Parsons. Raised in Stoneham, Mr. Parsons was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1942 and was also a graduate of Fisher College. He had worked many years as a mailman in...
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Jean E. Van Neste

June 10, 1929 - April 26, 2020

Jean E Van Neste, 90 Graduate of Boston College and the University of Massachusetts Boston WILMINGTON – Jean E. (Barrett) Van Neste, 90, of Wakefield passed away suddenly of COVID-19 at the Care-One Skilled Nursing Facility in Wilmington. Jean was the first child born to Christopher and Vera (Wilson) Barrett in Melrose on June 10, 1929. Jean grew up during the depression in Wakefield,...
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Frank M. Campinell

December 11, 1932 - April 25, 2020

Frank M. Campinell, Jr. (Campi) age 87, of Wakefield, died Saturday, April 25 at the Winchester Hospital due to complications of COVID-19. Born in Syracuse, NY on December 11, 1932 he was the son of Frank M. and Frances A. (Guglielmo) Campinell. Mr. Campinell had lived in Syracuse, New York, Scranton, Pennsylvania and Portland, Maine before his family made their home in Somerville,...
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John J. Lane

June 8, 1940 - April 25, 2020

John Lane Jr., 79, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away at Lahey Hospital on Saturday, April 25, 2020, after a brief illness with Covid-19, and a lengthy, courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. John was born on June 8, 1940, in Salem, MA, and was raised in Peabody. He was the son of the late Mary (Carty) Lane and John Lane Sr. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in...
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Mary Ann Ellis

September 11, 1924 - April 23, 2020

On April 23rd, Mary Ann Rich Ellis of Wakefield, loving mother of seven children passed away peacefully at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 95. She was born in Boston on September 11, 1924 to Betty (Naimo) and Joseph Rich who emigrated from Italy and eventually settled in Wakefield. She was especially close to her mother, Betty, and learned first hand how to cook up authentic Italian...
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Paul J. Sciaba

October 6, 1931 - April 22, 2020

Paul J. Sciaba U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War WAKEFIELD – Paul J. Sciaba, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away of natural causes on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Paul was born in Lynn on October 6, 1931, son of the late James and Josephine (DeLeo) Sciaba and son-in-law of the late Frank and Jennie (Santoro) Sampieri. Growing up in Nahant, he enjoyed being by the ocean...
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Ann G. Nicolai

February 3, 1943 - April 21, 2020

Ann G. Nicolai, (Torcivia), 77 of Wakefield, died on April 21, 2020 at the Bear Hill Nursing Home in Stoneham. Ann was born in Medford on February 3, 1943, and she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Flora (Giannone) Torcivia. Ann was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School in 1961. She had been a resident of Wakefield since 1970. Ann graduated from Chandler School. ...
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Richard C. "Dickie" Wilder

March 4, 1948 - April 19, 2020

Richard C. "Dickie" Wilder, age 72, of Wakefield died on Sunday, April 19 in Melrose. Dickie was born in Melrose on March 4, 1948 and was the beloved son of the late Theodore and Helen (Flanagan) Wilder. He was the loving brother of Kenneth Wilder and his wife Patti of Strafford, NH, Paul Wilder of Wakefield and Diane Richardson and her husband Glen of W. Peabody. He was the uncle of Alicia...
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Elaine Helen McNally

March 22, 1938 - April 19, 2020

Miss Elaine Helen McNally, age 82, of Stoneham, Massachusetts, passed away on April 19, 2020, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, on March 22, 1938, the youngest daughter of the late John Henry McNally and Agnes Helen (Burke) McNally. Elaine was predeceased by her three sisters and brothers-in-law, Eleanor Mary Murphy and her husband Ralph James Murphy,...
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Roger "Brooks" Gerry

February 24, 1954 - April 18, 2020

Roger Brooks Gerry "Brooks" of Beverly, formerly Lynnfield, passed away on Saturday, April 18th in Burlington, MA. Brooks was born in Melrose, MA and raised in Lynnfield, MA. He was the son of the late Roger and Elizabeth (Peabody) Gerry. Brooks was a surveyor for 25 years at Hayes Engineering in Wakefield. More recently, he worked as an engineer for the Department of Conservation and...
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Dorothy A. Meuse

December 18, 1921 - April 18, 2020

Dorothy A. Meuse, of Wakefield died on Saturday, April 18 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield. Dorothy was born in Wakefield on December 18, 1921 and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (LeBlanc) Meuse. She was the beloved sister of the late Loretta and Marie Elizabeth Meuse, John J. Meuse Jr., and Josephine D'Entremont. Dorothy was a graduate of Wakefield High School,...
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Thomas Carmen Ferrante

August 15, 1931 - April 17, 2020

Thomas Carmen Ferrante, age 88, of Stoneham, died Friday, April 17 at the Lahey Clinic and Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Cambridge on August 15, 1931 he was the son of the late Daniel and Elizabeth (Donatelli) Ferrante. Tom was raised in East Boston by his grandmother, Cecilia alongside his younger brother Danny. He worked tirelessly to create a successful transportation company. ...
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Marie Sassano

January 21, 1928 - April 15, 2020

Marie Sassano, age 92, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, April 15 in Wilmington. Born in Sala Consilina, Italy on January 21, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Michael and Raffaella (DeRosa) Addesso. She was the cherished wife of the late Louis A. Sassano. She was the loving mother of Steven Sassano of Key West, FL and Diane Boyer and her husband Michael of Dillsburg, PA. She was the...
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Doris M. Roche

May 24, 1929 - April 15, 2020

Doris M. (MacEachern) Roche passed away at the Residence at Salem Woods, in Salem, NH on Wednesday morning April 15, 2020. The beloved wife of the late Robert E. Roche, Doris was 90 years old. Doris was born in Malden, MA, and was the daughter of the late Francis and Catherine MacEachern. Doris was a longtime resident of Woburn MA, where she and her husband raised three children. Worked at...
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Carol A. Fisher

August 26, 1947 - April 14, 2020

Carol A. Fisher, 72, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Tuesday, April 14 at her home in which she loved, surrounded by family. Born in Lynn on August 26, 1947, she was the daughter of the late William and Aurora (Cresta) Devine. Carol was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1965. She then went on to beauty school and found the gift of making people look beautiful on the...
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Anthony J. Zagarella

January 29, 1941 - April 12, 2020

Anthony J. Zagarella, 79, of Wakefield, died on Sunday, April 12 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was born on January 29, 1941, and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rosario Zagarella. Mr. Zagarella was raised and educated in South Boston. He was a retired mail handler for the United States Post Office in Boston. Mr. Zagarella enjoyed spending time with his family, walking Lake...
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Mary Audrey Stevenson

October 1, 1934 - April 12, 2020

Mary Audrey (Bean) Stevenson Passed on Sunday, April 12th, from consequences of Covid 19. Born in Somerville, MA in 1934, Audrey was the 13th of 16 children of William and Alice Bean. A longtime resident of Lynnfield and W. Peabody, Audrey was blessed with a heartfelt laugh that delighted her grandchildren. And fortunate for them, Matthew, Meghan, Christopher, Daniel and Mark they were...
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Ruth M. Crivello

May 14, 1934 - April 11, 2020

Ruth M. Crivello, 85, of Wakefield, died on Saturday, April 11 at the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Medford. Born in Malden on May 14, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Silliker and Margaret (McClellan) MacGibbon. Mrs. Crivello was a graduate of Malden High School. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1953. Mrs. Crivello had worked for Harmonic Drive in Peabody and...
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Margaret A. "Peggy" Hansen

October 6, 1929 - April 10, 2020

Margaret A. "Peggy" (Thomas) Hansen, 90, formerly of Lynnfield, passed away on April 10, 2020, in Needham, at Briarwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Peggy was born in Boston on October 6, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Edward R. and Margaret F. (Sawyer) Thomas. She spent her early years in Winthrop and was educated at Cushing Academy and Colby Jr. College. She married...
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Marcia A. Czinege

March 31, 1945 - April 10, 2020

Marcia A. Czinege, 75, of Wakefield, died on Friday, April 10 at the Care One in Wilmington from complications of COVID-19. Born in Everett on March 31, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Fritz. Mrs. Czinege was a graduate of Everett Vocational High School, Class of 1963. She had been a Wakefield resident for 45 years. Mrs. Czinege was a member of St....
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Rita Ann Hagar

October 4, 1937 - April 9, 2020

Rita Ann Hagar (Sisk), of Lynnfield died Thursday, April 9th at her residence in Lynnfield. Rita was born in Somerville on October 4, 1937 and was the daughter of the late George and Margaret (FeFurquart) Sisk. Rita was an avid boater. She and her husband spent their summers on their beloved boat "Indulgence" at the Glouchester Marina. They traveled everywhere along the east coast on their...
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Vartkis Edward Parsikian

April 28, 1934 - April 8, 2020

Vartkis Edward Parsikian, 85, passed Wednesday April 8th in Reading after a brief period of failing health. Born in Boston on April 28, 1934, he was the son of the late George and Eliza (Paghtigian) Parsikian. Vartkis was raised in Watertown, Mass and graduated from Watertown High School in 1952. After graduation he began work at the Raytheon Company where he worked for 40 years until his...
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Linda A. Couture

June 21, 1951 - April 6, 2020

Linda A. Couture, 68 of Lynnfield, died on Monday April 6 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was born in Chelsea on June 21, 1951 and was the daughter of Albert and Lillian (Catalano) Varricchio. Linda was a lifelong Lynnfield resident, and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, class of 1969. She was the owner of Elegante Image, which opened in Lynnfield and later moved...
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Barbara L. Wetmore

July 27, 1929 - April 3, 2020

Barbara L. Wetmore, 90, of Wakefield, died on Friday, April 3 at the Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Saugus. Born in Revere on July 27, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Ralph L. and Virginia M. (Logan) Collins. Mrs. Wetmore was raised and educated in both Revere and Everett. Barbara was a devoted wife and mother and her life focused on caring and providing for...
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Thomas F. Callahan, Jr.

March 13, 1930 - April 1, 2020

Thomas F. Callahan, Jr., 90, of Wakefield, died on Wednesday, April 1 at his residence. Born in Boston on March 13, 1930, he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Helen (McCarthy) Callahan. Mr. Callahan was a graduate of South Boston High School, Class of 1947 and had attended Northeastern University. He had been a Wakefield resident since 1957. Mr. Callahan was a retired Electrical...
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Patrick H. McCusker

September 10, 1933 - April 1, 2020

Patrick H. McCusker, 86, of Lynnfield died on Wednesday April 1 at the High Point Hospice House in Haverhill. He was born in Melrose on September 10, 1933 and was the son of the late Edward T. and Christine (Anderson) McCusker. He was the oldest of 6 children, having 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Patrick's parents were totally devoted to them, always wanting to have the family close by. Patrick...
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Robert "Irish" Weathers

December 30, 1932 - March 30, 2020

It is with great sorrow we say good bye to Robert "Irish" Weathers, loving husband and father to his family and friend to many. He passed away peacefully in his sleep with his wife Sandy at his side on March 30th. He will be greatly missed by all that have had the pleasure of knowing him. Bob was a great husband and father that taught his children how to work. One of his favorite sayings, ...
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Michael E. Cooney, Jr.

December 15, 1928 - March 28, 2020

Michael E. Cooney, Jr., 91 years young. A longtime Lynnfield resident died peacefully on March 28 in his Gerry Road Home with his loving wife Ruth by his side. Michael was born December 15, 1928 in Northampton, MA to Dr. Michael E. Cooney and Mary (McClosky) Cooney. He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Margaret "Peggy" Peters, his beloved daughter Susan. As well as his six siblings:...
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Adrian J. Mullett

November 4, 1934 - March 27, 2020

Adrian J. Mullett, 86, of Lynnfield, died on Friday, March 27th at the Beverly Hospital. Adrian was born in Somerville on November 4, 1934 and was the son of the late Fergus P. and Madonna (Kelly) Mullett. Adrian was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Matignon High School and later earned a Bachelor's Degree from Tufts University and a Master's Degree from Northeastern University....
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Barbara Ann Frawley

February 28, 1933 - March 27, 2020

Barbara Ann Frawley passed away peacefully on March 27, 2020 at the age of 87. She was the beloved wife of Arthur Frawley Jr., with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Barbara was born on February 28, 1933 to Thomas and Vera McGarry of West Roxbury. A graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Boston and Emanuel College, Barbara worked as a teacher before dedicating her life to raising her four...
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Carmela Doto

February 14, 1929 - March 26, 2020

Carmela Doto, age 91, a longtime Somerville resident, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2020. Born in Chiusano, Italy on February 14, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Michele and Maria (Muollo) Lanzetta. Born and raised in Italy, Mrs. Doto moved her family to the United States in the 1970's in pursuit of opportunity for her children. The family first settled in the North End of...
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Carol Joyce Moore

April 21, 1947 - March 25, 2020

Carol Joyce Moore, 72, of Marblehead, died on Wednesday, March 25 after a brief illness. She passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in East Wirral, England on April 21, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Hopkins and Louise Denningham. Carol was a graduate of Fisher Park High School in Ottawa, Canada, Class of 1965 and attended art school at Algonquin College...
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Richard F. Elliott

September 17, 1925 - March 24, 2020

Richard F. Elliott, Sr. age 94, of Bedford, died Tuesday, March 24 at the Pine Knoll Nursing Center in Lexington. Born in Wakefield on September 17, 1925 he was the son of the late Mabel (Bellows) Elliott. Mr. Elliott was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1941. He also had attended Suffolk Law School. Mr. Elliott was a veteran of World War II,...
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Thomas M. Mandile, Jr.

March 23, 1944 - March 23, 2020

Thomas Michael Mandile, Jr. passed away on his 76th Birthday, March 23, 2020, after a long brave battle with blood cancer. He was a loving son, brother, cousin, husband, father, uncle, father-in-law, friend and the BEST grampy ever! Tom is survived by those whom he considered his greatest gifts: his wife of 51 years Robin (Adair); his sister Maryanne and her husband Robert Mazaka of...
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Christopher Mirasolo, Sr.

February 3, 1929 - March 21, 2020

Christopher Mirasolo, Sr. of Wakefield passed away peacefully after a courageous fight with Alzheimer's Disease, in his home surrounded by his family and two granddogs, Huey and Captain, on Saturday, March 21, 2020. He was 91 years young. Chris was born on February 3, 1929 to the late Joseph and Elizabeth Mirasolo. Raised in East Boston, Chris met and married his wife of 60 years, Constance ...
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Dominic Encarnacao

April 21, 1961 - March 20, 2020

Dominic Encarnacao, age 58, a Wakefield native and member of a well-known local family, died Friday, March 20, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was born in Melrose on April 21, 1961, and was the son of the late Julio O. Jr. and Josephine A. (Croce) Encarnacao. Dominic was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1979, and a member of the Crystal Community Club. He also...
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Generoso "Joe" Cresta

February 2, 1950 - March 19, 2020

Generoso "Joe" Cresta, of Wakefield passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 19, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital surround by his family. Joe was born in Paternopoli, Italy on February 2, 1950. He was the son of the late Soccorso and Giuseppa (Perillo) Cresta. He emigrated from Italy to the United States in 1963 settling in Wakefield where he has resided ever since. Joe was a graduate of...
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Nancy R. Wall

July 27, 1935 - March 19, 2020

Nancy Reber Wall of Woburn, Massachusetts passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 19, 2020 after a long-fought battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania on July 27, 1935, to the late George C. Reber and Helen Conway Reber, Nancy was an intelligent and curious girl, with an early proclivity for education. Even in the midst of her illness, Nancy was quick to...
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Florence Hayes

August 3, 1928 - March 17, 2020

Florence Hayes of Wakefield formerly of Dorchester, Adams Village and Cohasset passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 17. Born Dorchester on August 3, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Bertha (Peroneni) Luiselli. The wife of the late James J Hayes, mother of Stephen Hayes and his wife Ann of Wakefield, Ma. Brion Hayes and his wife Meredith of Cohasset, Ma. She was the...
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Katherine "Kay" Buttiglieri

September 28, 1939 - March 16, 2020

Katherine "Kay" M. Buttiglieri, 80, of Lynnfield formerly of Wakefield, died on Monday, March 16 at the Sunrise Senior Living in Lynnfield. Born in Worcester on September 28, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Alice (Ferro) Papparelli. A Wakefield resident for 49 years before moving to Lynnfield, Kay was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1958. Kay retired...
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Robert N. Brigante

July 24, 1949 - March 15, 2020

Robert Nicholas Brigante, age 70, a longtime Wakefield resident died Sunday, March 15 at the Bear Mountain Nursing Home in Reading. Born in Winthrop on July 24, 1949 he was the son of the late Augustus J. and Mildred (Fassano) Brigante. Robert was raised and educated in Orient Heights in Boston and received his bachelor's degree from Salem State University. He met his wife, Barbara (Rufo)...
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James J. Murphy, Jr.

November 29, 1922 - March 10, 2020

James J. Murphy, Jr. 97, formerly of Wayland Rd., Wakefield passed away surrounded by loved ones on March 10th after a brief stay in the hospital. James was born on November 29, 1922 in Wakefield, MA. A graduate of Wakefield High School and later went to Bryant Stratton Business School. James went on to serve in the Navy during WWII as a radio man on a destroyer. During his service on board...
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Madeline H. Austin

April 10, 1927 - March 9, 2020

Madeline H. Austin, 92, of Wakefield died on Monday, March 9, at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She was born in Stoneham on April 10, 1927, and was the daughter of the late Welsford and Flora (Stevens) Hiltz. Madeline was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School. She had been a Wakefield resident for over 60 years and was a member of the Wakefield Lynnfield United...
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Phyllis M. Oxford

October 25, 1923 - March 9, 2020

Phyllis M. Oxford, age 96, of Wakefield died Monday, March 9 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield. Born in Wakefield on October 25, 1923 she was the daughter of the late Louis and Margaret (Malonson) Surrette. Mrs. Oxford was raised in Wakefield and attended St. Joseph School and graduated from Wakefield High School. She was a lifelong Wakefield resident and a longtime parishioner...
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Mark A. Pelletier

May 7, 1947 - March 8, 2020

Mark A. Pelletier, age 72, of Wakefield died Sunday, March 8 at the Physicians Regional Hospital in Naples, FL. Born in Nashua, NH on May 7, 1947 he was the son of the late Paul and Malvina (Lapinskas) Pelletier. Mr. Pelletier was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Lynn and St. Anselm's College in New Hampshire. He had been a Wakefield resident since 1981 and...
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Sally G. Chinchillo

April 1, 1928 - March 5, 2020

Sally G. Chinchillo, 91, of Wakefield, died on Thursday, March 5th at her residence. Born in Revere on April 1, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Phyllis (Tammaro) Picardi. Mrs. Chinchillo was raised in Revere. She was a graduate of Revere High School and Maryland College. Mrs. Chinchillo had been a Wakefield resident for over 40 years. She was a former accountant for the...
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Lisa V. Abkarian

June 8, 1985 - March 2, 2020

Lisa V. Abkarian, age 34 of Wakefield and formerly of Stoneham died on March 2, 2020. She was born at Melrose/Wakefield Hospital on June 8, 1985. She was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 2003. She enjoyed family time, karaoke, arts, beach and loved animals especially her cat, Stella. Survived by her dad, Dikran Abkarian of Wakefield, Mom, Shelley ...
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Sean Patrick Hurley

September 11, 1963 - March 1, 2020

Sean Patrick Hurley, age 56, of Wakefield, died Sunday, March 1 at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Born in Wareham on September 11, 1963 he was the son of the late Robert and Maura (O'Sullivan) Hurley. Sean was raised in Duxbury and was a graduate of Duxbury High School. He went on to receive his bachelor's degree in environmental studies from Bridgewater State University. Upon...
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Donna Majeski

October 19, 1945 - February 29, 2020

Donna Majeski, age 74, passed away suddenly on February 29th, 2020. Donna was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Donna was preceded in death by her parents Mary (Evangelista) Manuel and Domenic Manuel of Wakefield, MA. She was born on October 19, 1945 at Winchester Hospital. She was born and raised in Wakefield and was a proud Wakefield graduate from the Class of 1963. ...
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Mary T. McCarthy Evans

May 3, 1930 - February 27, 2020

Mary T. McCarthy Evans, 89, of Wakefield, passed peacefully on Thursday, February 27 at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born in Melrose on May 3, 1930 and was the daughter of Joseph M. and Julia L. (Connelly) McCarthy. Mary, also known as "Honey" and "Meme" was a lifelong resident of Wakefield and was a graduate of St. Joseph School,...
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Rami J. Wanis

February 18, 1969 - February 26, 2020

Rami J. Wanis, age 51, of Wakefield died Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Damascus, Syria on February 18, 1969 he was the son of Haneneh (Shankhour) Wanis the late Jamil T. Wanis. Rami was raised and educated in Wakefield and attended Wakefield High School. He is survived by his son, Steven Wanis of Wakefield; his wife, Marcianne ...
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Aurora O. Devine

December 18, 1928 - February 26, 2020

Aurora O. Devine, age 91, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Wednesday, February 26 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Avellino, Italy on December 18, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Nicola and Filomena (Dragonetti) Cresta. The family moved to the United States in 1939, where they settled in Wakefield and raised their family. Aurora was educated in Wakefield and was a member of St...
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Mary E. "Beth" Loud

September 16, 1920 - February 23, 2020

Mary E. "Beth" Loud, 99, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Sunday, February 23 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Wakefield on September 16, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Albert and M. Elizabeth (DeVeau) LeFave. Beth was a retired cafeteria worker for the Wakefield School Department. She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Wakefield. Mrs. Loud enjoyed square dancing...
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William Nelson Goddard

September 8, 1943 - February 22, 2020

William Nelson Goddard, 76, of Wakefield, MA, passed away at his home after a battle with cancer on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020. Bill was born in Malden, MA on September 8th, 1943. He was the son of the late Prudence (Nelson) (Goddard) White and the late George Everett Goddard. Bill was also the beloved stepson of the late Philip E. White of Lynn and Wakefield, MA. Bill grew up in Lynn...
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Joseph P. McCallion

August 27, 1933 - February 15, 2020

Joseph P. McCallion, 86 of Wakefield died Saturday February 15, at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Woburn, August 27, 1933 he was the son of the late John and Theresa (McElhinney) McCallion. Joseph was raised in Woburn and was a Woburn High School graduate with the class of 1950. He went on to receive his Associates degree from Newbury College. He served his country proudly in the US Army...
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Norma M. Donovan

May 25, 1933 - February 12, 2020

Norma M. Donovan, age 86, of Derry, NH, formerly of Wakefield, died on Wednesday February 12 at the Aurora Senior Living Center in Derry, NH. She was born in Wakefield on May 25, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Soccorso and Mary (Santoro) Storti. Norma was a graduate of Wakefield High School and was a lifelong Wakefield resident until 2005. She was a longtime member of St. Florence...
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John M. Ingersoll

October 15, 1945 - February 11, 2020

John M. Ingersoll, 74 of North Reading and Norway, Maine formerly of Melrose, died on Tuesday, February 11 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. Born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on October 15, 1945, he was the son of the late Norman and Leticia (Walkins) Ingersoll. Mr. Ingersoll was a graduate of Melrose High School and had attended Pennsylvania State University. He served...
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Kathleen F. Trainor

December 25, 1955 - February 11, 2020

Kathleen Trainor, 64 of Salisbury formerly of Wakefield died Tuesday February 11, at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. Born in Melrose December 25, 1955 she was the daughter of Mary (Ryan) Hanley and the late James Hanley. Kathleen was a graduate of Malden High School class of 1973. She earned her Associate degree from Bunker Hill Community College, her Bachelor degree in Nursing...
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Julia R. Rea

December 11, 1932 - February 10, 2020

Julia R. Rea, 87, of Lynnfield, died on Monday February 10 at her residence. Born in Lynn on December 11, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Rosario and Lucy (Coscia) Bucchiere Ms. Rea was a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1950 and attended Burdett Business School. She worked for General Electric as a secretary, a licensed realtor and had retired from Analogic in Peabody as a...
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Irene (Atwood) Carchia

December 26, 1923 - February 10, 2020

Irene (Atwood) Carchia, age 96, of Reading formerly of Wakefield, died Monday, February 10 at her residence. Irene was born on December 26, 1923, in Carver, MA. She grew up in E. Wareham and was a graduate of Wareham High School, Class of 1941. In 1943 she traveled to Washington D.C. and worked at the Pentagon for the remainder of the war. She met the love of her life, Mike Carchia, who was...
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Constantin Andronache

February 5, 1957 - February 10, 2020

Constantin Andronache, a long time resident of Somerville, MA, passed away at his home on the morning of February 10th, 2020. He was the son of Constantin and Dumitra Andronache. Constantin was born on February 5th, 1957, and he was raised and educated in Romania. In 1990 he came to the US to continue his graduate education at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, where he obtained a...
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Mary Louise "MaryLou" Herland

May 19, 1937 - February 9, 2020

Mary Louise "MaryLou" Herland passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on February 9, 2020. MaryLou was the daughter of Rudolph Boudreau and Mary Louise (Vacon) Boudreau and was born in Melrose MA on May 19, 1937. She was a graduate of Melrose High School where she met the love of her life, Frank Herland, Sr. Frank and MaryLou were married in September of 1961 and celebrated 58 years of a...
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John A. Peach

May 12, 1932 - February 5, 2020

John A. Peach, 87, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, February 5 at his residence. Born in Chelsea on May 12, 1932, he was the son of the late Augustus and Mildred (Jillette) Peach. Mr. Peach was a graduate of Reading High School, Class of 1952. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean & Vietnam Wars. Mr. Peach retired from the Town of Wakefield Water Department. He was an...
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Kevin F. Brizee

August 14, 1977 - February 5, 2020

Kevin F. Brizee, 42, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, February 5, at his residence. Kevin was born in Melrose on August 14, 1977 and was the son of Dagmar (Fogal) Brizee and the late Alfred A. Brizee. Kevin was a lifelong resident of Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1995. He was the part owner of Designer Lawn...
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Antonette V. Martini

June 19, 1928 - February 3, 2020

Antonette V. Martini, age 91, of Wakefield, died Monday, February 3 at the Bear Hill Nursing Home in Wakefield. Born in Everett on June 19, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Nunzia (Ciulla) Corrao. Antonette was raised in the North End of Boston and graduated from the Boston Public School system. After finishing school, she had worked as a long-distance telephone operator....
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Donald D. Rosmarinofski

March 26, 1935 - January 31, 2020

Donald D. Rosmarinofski, age 84, of Lynnfield, died Friday, January 31 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Worcester on March 26, 1935 he was the son of the late Dominic and Marie Rosmarinofski. Donald was raised in Northborough and had been a longtime Lynnfield resident. In 1959 he opened his garage which he owned and operated for 60 years. For many years of its...
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Joyce E. Nelson

August 26, 1946 - January 26, 2020

Joyce E. Nelson, age 73, of Wakefield, formerly a longtime Malden resident, died Sunday, January 26 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Malden on August 26, 1946 she was the daughter of the late Gustaav and Miriam (Gayton) DeVits. Joyce was raised and educated in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1964. Throughout her youth, she and her family spent their...
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Marjorie F. Hery

November 23, 1927 - January 25, 2020

Marjorie F. Hery, 92 of Reading, died on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at The Bear Hill Nursing Center. She was born in Boston on November 23, 1927, and was the daughter of the late Patrick and Katherine (Lawlor) Shine. Marge was an avid golfer, traveler, and baker. She worked as an RN for 40 plus years. She also volunteered for many years at the Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, NH. After...
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Carl E. Akerberg

October 7, 1936 - January 21, 2020

Carl E. Akerberg, 83, a longtime resident of Wakefield died on Tuesday, January 21 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. He was born in Boston on October 7, 1936, and was the son of the late Edwin C. and Mary (Manfredi) Akerberg. Carl was raised and educated in East Boston and Revere, and was a graduate of Revere High School. He was a retired pipe fitter for General Electric of Lynn. He...
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