Family Login:

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

Anthony J. Capone

August 15, 1931 - May 18, 2022

Anthony J. "Tony 98" Capone, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, May 18 at the Lahey Clinic and Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Boston on August 15, 1931 he was the son of the late Gerald and Josephine Capone. Tony was raised in the North End of Boston and had been a longtime Wakefield resident, having moved to town 53 years ago to raise his family. He was a great family man and friend...
View Tribute »

Peter Albushies

August 4, 1963 - May 15, 2022

Peter Albushies, age 58 of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield, died on Sunday May 15th at his home. He was born in Malden on August 4, 1963 and was the son of the late Richard and Elizabeth (Lynn) Albushies. Peter was a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1981, and a graduate of Salem State College. He enjoyed spending time with his niece and nephews, playing guitar, music trivia, and...
View Tribute »

Eleanor Cicciarella

February 1, 1926 - May 15, 2022

Eleanor Cicciarella, age 96 of Ashland, formerly of Wakefield, died on Sunday May 15th at her home. Born on February 1, 1926 in New York, "Ellie" was the loving daughter of the late Salvatore and Concettina (Cambareri) Giuliano. She was the beloved wife of 58 years of David Cicciarella and the devoted mother of David and his wife Cindy and Robert and his wife Margaret. Ellie was also the...
View Tribute »

Lynn Ann Luciano

May 1, 1958 - May 14, 2022

Lynn Ann Luciano, age 64 of Wakefield died Saturday May 14 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Lynn Ann was born in Melrose on May 1, 1958 and was the daughter of the late Antonio J. and T. Sylvia (O'Sullivan) Luciano. She was a lifelong Wakefield resident and a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1977 and later graduated from Burdett College in Boston where she...
View Tribute »

Ronald F. Shepard

July 29, 1944 - May 12, 2022

Ronald F. Shepard, age 77, a longtime Lynnfield resident, died suddenly Thursday, May 12 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Newton on July 29, 1944 he was the son of the late George and Josephine (Goodwin) Shepard. Ron was raised in Waltham and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School of Waltham where he was a standout athlete. He then went on to attend Saint Anselm...
View Tribute »

Stephen A Green

January 9, 1949 - May 10, 2022

Stephen A. Green, passed in peace on Tuesday May 10th, 2022 at the age of 73. He was born to his parents Frank and Florence Green. Stephen is survived by his wife Catherine Green, brother Charles Green, niece, Kay Green, nephew, Timothy Green, mother in law Lillian Huszti, daughter Rachel Flanagan, son in law Brandon Flanagan and his four Grandchildren David, Quinlan, Robert and Evelyn. ...
View Tribute »

Richard A. Nelson

October 9, 1953 - May 6, 2022

On May 6, 2022, Richard Alan Nelson lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 68 years old. Rick was born on October 9, 1953. He was the son of the late Helen and Robert Nelson. Rick graduated from Reading High School in 1972. He had various jobs early in life before landing a job at Boston University, where he worked for over 30 years before retiring. He lived in Wakefield...
View Tribute »

David A. Jacquard

March 4, 1960 - May 5, 2022

David Jacquard, age 62 of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, died on Thursday May 5 at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was born in Kittery, ME on March 4, 1960 and was the son of Andy Jacquard and the late Yvonne (Muise) Jacquard. Dave grew up in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1978. After high school he attended Massachusetts Maritime Academy where he...
View Tribute »

Linda Diane Bettincourt

March 13, 1951 - April 28, 2022

Linda Diane Bettincourt, age 71, of Plaistow, NH formerly of Wakefield, MA passed away Thursday, April 28 at the Exeter Center in Exeter, NH. Born in Potsdam, NY on March 13, 1951 she was the daughter of the late Leon and Jean (Kembel) Schuyler. Linda was raised in Foxborough and was a graduate of Foxborough High School and then of University of Rhode Island. She had raised her family in...
View Tribute »

Francis Leo "Frank" Penders

June 26, 1941 - April 26, 2022

Francis Leo "Frank" Penders of Wakefield passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, April 26, 2022, after a long and courageous battle with esophageal cancer, surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born in Boston on June 26, 1941, the son of the late Francis and Catherine (Stamp) Penders. He was raised in Revere, graduating from Revere High School in 1959. Following high school, he...
View Tribute »

Carolyn G. Sullivan

September 8, 1939 - April 24, 2022

Carolyn G. Sullivan, age 82, of Wakefield passed away peacefully Sunday, April 24 at her residence. Born in Malden on September 8, 1939 she was the daughter of the late Raymond Francis and Gertrude C. (Sullivan) Mooney. Mrs. Sullivan was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Girls Catholic. In 1963 Carolyn met Peter A. Sullivan, the two married in 1965 and started their family in...
View Tribute »

Jean M. Tropeano

January 5, 1940 - April 23, 2022

Jean M. (Comeau) Tropeano, age 82, a longtime Wakefield resident died unexpectedly Saturday, April 23 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Boston, MA on January 5, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Joseph D. and Doris I. (Widtfeldt) Comeau. She was raised in Dorchester and attended the Jeremiah E. Burke High School. In 1953 Jean received an award from the Institute of Contemporary...
View Tribute »

Marie R. Banks

February 6, 1960 - April 21, 2022

Marie R. Banks, age 62 of Wakefield and formerly of Somerville died at her home surrounded by her family on April 21 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in Somerville on February 6, 1960 and was the daughter of Albert F. and Marie L. (Roucher) Banda. She was raised in Somerville and had been a Wakefield resident for the past ten years. Marie loved spending time with her...
View Tribute »

Louis Omer Pelletier

April 21, 2022

Louis Omer Pelletier, 96, of Saugus, formerly of North Reading and Wakefield, died on April 21, 2022 at Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn, where he received excellent care from the skilled and compassionate medical staff. Born and raised in Salem, he was the son of Louis and Eva (Currier) Pelletier who immigrated from the Quebec province of Canada. He grew up in a French- Canadian...
View Tribute »

Barbara DiCecca

October 17, 1921 - April 20, 2022

Barbara DiCecca, age 100 of Everett died April 20, 2022 in Billerica. She was born in Medford, MA on October 17,1921 and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Josephine (Graf) Howland. Mrs. DiCecca was a longtime Everett resident and had been a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. She worked many years as a Nursing Assistant at the Marion Manor in South Boston, and also, worked as a...
View Tribute »

Thomas Alfred Crusco, Sr.

December 6, 1930 - April 20, 2022

Thomas Alfred Crusco, Sr. age 91, of Wakefield died Wednesday, April 20 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. Born in Cambridge on December 6, 1930 he was the son of the late Salvatore and Helen (Collins) Crusco. Mr. Crusco was a graduate of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. He had proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict as a servicemember in the United States...
View Tribute »

Joseph Francis Denham III

October 28, 1992 - April 16, 2022

Joseph Francis Denham, III, age 29, of Wakefield, sadly passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2022. Born in Melrose on October 28, 1992, he was the son of Dale Denham of Reading and Josephine (Giardina) Rowell and her husband Glen, of North Andover. Joseph was raised in Wakefield and a 2011 graduate of the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School welding program of Wakefield. Joseph had...
View Tribute »

Robert B Uliano

April 3, 1936 - April 14, 2022

Robert B. Uliano, 86 of Stoneham formerly of Wakefield died Thursday at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading. Born in Niskayuna, New York, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Leola (Price) Uliano. Robert was raised on a farm in New York. As a young adult he moved to Massachusetts and eventually settled in Wakefield. He was a retired manager for Reading Lumber in North Reading. After...
View Tribute »

Juliette Hamboyan

March 31, 1927 - April 14, 2022

Juliette Hamboyan, age 95, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children, on April 14, 2022. Born in Beirut, Lebanon on March 31, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Voscorian) Hermes. Juliette was raised and educated in Beirut, Lebanon. Due to World War II, she had to drop out of middle school and took a job teaching at The Sisters Academy, a...
View Tribute »

Arthur A. Prousalis

December 7, 1944 - April 14, 2022

Arthur A. Prousalis, age 77, of Wakefield died Thursday, April 14 at the Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield. Born in Woburn on December 7, 1944 he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary (Ventura) Prousalis. Arthur was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He spent his career in appliance repair; first beginning his career at GE where he learned the trade...
View Tribute »

Michael "Digger" Lucey

March 22, 1968 - April 9, 2022

Michael "Digger" Lucey Sr, 54, a lifelong resident of Wakefield passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 9. He was born on March 22, 1968 and was the son of the late Paul and Jean (Niland) Lucey. Michael was a graduate of Northeast Regional Vocational School. He was a longtime employee of the Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department and the town's favorite plumber. ...
View Tribute »

Christopher Richard Whyman

August 11, 1986 - April 8, 2022

Christopher Richard Whyman, age 35, born August 11, 1986 in Salem, MA ended his battle with cancer at the UCLA Ronald Regan Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA on Friday April 8, 2022. After graduating from Peabody High School, Christopher attended North Shore Community College where he received an associate's degree. He worked in sales and account management in collections as well as...
View Tribute »

Linda M. Kane

April 29, 1948 - April 7, 2022

Linda M. Kane, age 73, of Wakefield, died Thursday, April 7 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in Malden on April 29, 1948 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Estelle (Dzoib) Kirby. Mrs. Kane was raised in Malden before moving to Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School. She had gone to work for New England Telephone for a number of years and most...
View Tribute »

Joan N. "Flashy" Logue

June 23, 1939 - April 7, 2022

Joan Noreen "Flashy" Logue, a longtime resident of Wakefield, MA passed away peacefully at her home on April 7th at the age of 82. Joan was the beloved wife of the late Robert Logue. She is predeceased by her siblings John, Florence, Michael, and Phyllis. Flashy is survived by her nephews and nieces, Kathy Ledoux-Walsh (her favorite), her Godson Michael Ledoux (who annoyed her the most), Stuart...
View Tribute »

Thomas C. Merchant

August 10, 1933 - April 5, 2022

Merchant, Thomas C. of Wakefield April 5. Tom Merchant, a long-time teacher at Wakefield High School, died suddenly on April 5, 2022, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at the age of 88. Tom was born in East Boston on August 10, 1933, to the late Anne (Doherty) and Thomas Merchant. He spent his early years in East Boston, the beloved only brother of big sister Mary (Merchant) Harrigan and...
View Tribute »

Calvin J. Cook

February 21, 1992 - April 2, 2022

Calvin J. (CJ) Cook, 30 of Boston, formerly of Magnolia died at his home on Saturday April 2. Born in Salem, February 21, 1992, he was the son of Calvin P. Cook and Cindy (Overfield) Cook of Beverly. Calvin was raised in Magnolia and was a graduate of Manchester-Essex Regional High School Class of 2011 where he was a member of the football team. Following high school, he went on to graduate...
View Tribute »

Susan M. Leone

November 26, 1952 - March 31, 2022

Susan Morey Leone, a Wakefield resident since 1984, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 31, 2022. She was 69 years old. Born and raised in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Muriel (Reebenacker) Woodruff. Susan is loved and survived by her husband of 49 years, John Michael Leone, Jr., of Wakefield; by her daughter, Janice Susan Leone, of Lowell; by her son John...
View Tribute »

William H. "Bill" Dean

January 25, 1940 - March 30, 2022

William H. Dean, age 82, a longtime resident of Wakefield passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. He was born in Melrose on January 25, 1940 and was the son of the late Herbert and Elizabeth (Ufford) Dean. William (Bill) grew up in Malden and was a graduate of the Malden High School class of 1958. Upon graduating he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his...
View Tribute »

Catherine Alemi Palmerino

April 22, 1936 - March 29, 2022

Catherine Veronica Alemi Palmerino of Wakefield, MA, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the age of 85. She was surrounded by her family, with her beloved and cherished husband, Al, as she was welcomed into heaven. Catherine was known throughout her life as a person everyone loved to be around. She had boundless energy and a smile that lit up a room. She gave her time to others while...
View Tribute »

George Celata

March 2, 1929 - March 26, 2022

George Celata, age 93, of Reading, formerly of Lynnfield, died peacefully on March 26, 2022 at the Artis Senior Living Center in Reading. Born on March 2, 1929, and raised in the Boston's North End, he was the son of the late Michael and Clementina Celata. He earned his High School Diploma at the Boston Trade High School in 1947. George was a Military Veteran. He joined the United States...
View Tribute »

Karen J. Croce

July 25, 1952 - March 26, 2022

Karen J. Croce, age 69, of Wakefield died Saturday, March 26 at her residence surrounded by loved ones. Born in Malden on July 25, 1952 she was the daughter of the late Peter and Florence (Johnson) Iosua. Karen enjoyed the simple things in life. She enjoyed travelling to Arizona to visit her youngest son Matt and his family and traveling up the Maine Coast in her Jeep to the ocean and...
View Tribute »

Dorothy A. Parsons

September 9, 1940 - March 26, 2022

Dorothy A. Parsons, age 81 of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere died Saturday March 26 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Boston, MA on September 9, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Michael and Theresa (Paldi) Marotta. She was raised in Revere and was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception High School of Revere. She had been a Lynnfield resident since 1979 and...
View Tribute »

Terence J. McCarthy

March 23, 2022

Terence J. McCarthy, 83 of Weymouth, formerly of Wakefield, passed away Wednesday March 23, 2022 at Beverly Hospital. Born in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, Ireland, he was the son of the late Michael F. McCarthy and Mary (Gallagher). Terry moved to the United States in 1957. He served in the United States Air Force as a Military Police Officer stationed in Germany and Morocco. For 31 years...
View Tribute »

David W. Lundquist

September 22, 1934 - March 21, 2022

David W. Lundquist, 87, of North Reading formerly of Woburn, died on Monday, March 21 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Lowell on September 22, 1934, he was the son of the late Victor and Dorothy (Olson) Lundquist. Mr. Lundquist was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1952 and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts. He had been a...
View Tribute »

Thomas F. Flynn

November 4, 1932 - March 19, 2022

Thomas F. Flynn, age 89, of Wakefield, formerly of Arlington, died peacefully at home on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Born in Woburn on November 4, 1932 he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Georgianna (MacDonald) Flynn. Mr. Flynn was raised in Stoneham and attended Saint Patrick School in Stoneham for 11 years until its closing in 1949. He graduated from Stoneham High School in 1950. He...
View Tribute »

Carl J. Ducey

September 8, 1933 - March 16, 2022

Carl J. Ducey, age 88, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at his residence. He was born in Malden on September 8, 1933. Mr. Ducey was raised in Medford and moved to Wakefield during his senior year of high school. It was then that he met the love of his life and future bride Elizabeth Ann (Kenney). The two raised their family of eight in Wakefield and were members of St. Joseph Church...
View Tribute »

Wadad H. Nakhoul

December 31, 1931 - March 15, 2022

Wadad H. Nakhoul, age 90 of Wakefield, died on Tuesday March 15 at the Winchester Rehab and nursing Center. She was born in Beirut, Lebanon on December 31, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Hannah and Heloueh Hajj. In 1953, Wadad wed her late husband Anis. Wadad and Anis went on to have 5 children, Claudette, Zaki, Doris, Bedda, and Nabil. She and her young family immigrated to the US...
View Tribute »

Joseph C. Loconzolo

October 18, 1931 - March 14, 2022

Joseph C. Loconzolo, a long-time Wakefield resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Monday, March 14, 2022; he was 90 years old. Joe was born in East Boston on October 18, 1931; he was the dear son of the late Joseph Loconzolo and Anna (Casselo) Loconzolo. Joe was raised in Malden before his family moved to Greenwood in Wakefield. ...
View Tribute »

Kevin Grenham

January 28, 1989 - March 14, 2022

Kevin "Kev" James Grenham was born January 28, 1989, he was a lifelong resident of Wakefield and passed unexpectedly at home March 14, 2022. He is survived by his beloved wife Jamie (Orsini) Grenham and daughter Kora Danielle Grenham. He was the cherished son of Diane and James Grenham. Kevin was a graduate of Saint Joseph's School and a former alter server for Saint Joseph's Parish in...
View Tribute »

Luciano Querel

March 8, 1941 - March 14, 2022

Luciano Querel, age 81, of Wakefield, died Monday, March 14 at his residence. He was born in Trieste, Italy on March 8, 1941 and was the son of the late Aldo and Josepina (Kirn) Querel. Luciano was born and raised in Italy. Having been orphaned at a very young age, Luciano went to work by the age of 13 and years later followed his sister to the United States, making his home here in the 1970...
View Tribute »

Virginia Moriarty

February 24, 1936 - March 13, 2022

Virginia C. "Ginny" Moriarty, 86 Wells-Virginia C. "Ginny" Moriarty (Cooke), 86 of Wells, ME formerly of Naples, FL. and Wakefield, MA, died late Saturday evening on March 12, 2022. She was born in Boston, MA, on February 24, 1936, the daughter of the late Percy S. and Dorothy M. Cooke (White). She grew up in Winchester and was a graduate of Lasell, in Newton. She met her husband,...
View Tribute »

John E. "Jack" Smith

January 2, 1933 - March 10, 2022

John E. "Jack" Smith, age 89, a longtime resident of Wakefield died Thursday, March 10 at the Care One of Wilmington. Born in Manchester, NH on January 2, 1933 he was the son of the late Gertrude I. Smith. Jack was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1951. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and went on to attend Boston University following the war....
View Tribute »

Theresa Amyouny

September 27, 1930 - March 7, 2022

Theresa (Langone) Amyouny, age 91, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died peacefully on Monday, March 7 at her residence surrounded by family. Born in Somerville on September 27, 1930, Theresa was the daughter of the late Antonio and Battista (Tempone) Langone. Theresa grew up in Somerville and attended Somerville High School. While working at Schrafft's, the candy and chocolate company in...
View Tribute »

Kenneth W. Rhodes

April 1, 1935 - March 7, 2022

Kenneth Willard Rhodes, age 86, of Melrose, MA, formerly of Belmont and Waltham, MA passed away peacefully on the 7th of March 2022. Born in Boston, MA on April 1, 1935 he was the son of Aubrey and Georgina W (Easson) Rhodes. His father was born in Nova Scotia, Canada and his mother in Scotland. Kenneth was a graduate of Belmont High School, class of 1953. He proudly served his country during...
View Tribute »

Josephine M. Brunco

March 19, 1927 - March 6, 2022

Josephine M. Brunco, 94, of Wakefield, died on Sunday, March 6 at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Brooklyn, New York on March 19, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Chiafftello) Cammaroto. Mrs. Brunco was raised and educated in Brooklyn, New York. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1994. She enjoyed caring for and spending time with her family,...
View Tribute »

Arthur D. Stackhouse

September 21, 1929 - March 4, 2022

Arthur D. Stackhouse, age 92, of Wakefield, died Friday, March 4 at his residence surrounded by his family. Born in Salem on September 21, 1929 he was the son of the late Clarence B. and Marietta (Brewer) Stackhouse. Arthur was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1948. He proudly served his country during Korea Conflict in the United States Marine Corp...
View Tribute »

Donald R. Marsden

May 6, 1953 - March 3, 2022

Donald R. Marsden, age 68, of Wakefield, passed away Thursday, March 3rd at his residence surrounded by his loving family after a courageous eight year battle with cancer. Born in Cambridge on May 6th, 1953 he was the son of the late Henry and Eleanor (Moran) Marsden. Don was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1972; he then went on to receive an Associate...
View Tribute »

Gladys L. Zagaja

April 28, 1929 - March 1, 2022

Gladys L. Zagaja, age 92, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died Tuesday, March 1 at the Brentwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Danvers. Born in Chelsea on April 28, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Pauline (Latka) Ulatowski. Gladys was raised in Chelsea and had been a Wakefield resident since 1948. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and was devoted to her...
View Tribute »

Anthony "Tony" Lucibello

June 19, 1963 - February 27, 2022

LUCIBELLO, Anthony "Tony" recently of Wilmington, MA, who raised his family in Tewksbury, MA, formerly of Wakefield, MA, passed away on February 27, 2022. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend Karen (Hobbs) of 34 years and his loving children Danielle and Anthony. He was predeceased by his cherished daughters, Christina and Nicole. He was 58 years old. Tony was born on June 19,...
View Tribute »

Maryanne T. Carmody

July 8, 1936 - February 22, 2022

Maryanne T. (DiFederico) Carmody, 85, of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield, passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Born in Malden on July 8, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Silvestri) DiFederico. Maryanne grew up in Wakefield, MA. and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1954. In 1958, Maryanne married her high school sweetheart, John, and continued to reside...
View Tribute »

John Ludlow

March 27, 1947 - February 21, 2022

John Ludlow, age 74, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Monday, February 21 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Newark, New Jersey on March 27, 1947 he was the son of the late Theodore and Agnes (Stone) Ludlow. Mr. Ludlow was raised in Newark, Delaware, where his family's home was abutting the campus of The University of Delaware: thus beginning a lifelong love for the UDel Blue...
View Tribute »

Scott E. Conroy

August 16, 1969 - February 16, 2022

Scott E. Conroy, age 52 of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, died on Wednesday February 16 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Winchester on August 16, 1969 and was the son of Marilyn (Ormond) Conroy and the late Joseph Conroy. Scott grew up in Wakefield and was a graduate of Austin Prep where he played basketball and football. After high school, he played basketball...
View Tribute »

Chester Kenneth Delani

January 3, 1940 - February 14, 2022

Chester Kenneth Delani (CHET) Chet Delani passed away peacefully with his wife of 58 years Janet (Leone) Delani, son Michael Delani, son Peter Delani his wife Elizabeth Saitta, grandchildren Andrew Delani and Celia Delani, daughter Elizabeth (Delani) McEleney her husband Owen McEleney, and grandchildren Emma McEleney and Owen McEleney, by his side on February 14, 2022. Born on January 3,...
View Tribute »

Jane G. Cann

June 22, 1947 - February 14, 2022

Jane G. (Gavin) Cann, age 74, of Wakefield, formerly of Stoneham, died February 14 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Cambridge on June 22, 1947 she was the daughter of the late David and Mary (Hogan) Gavin. Jane was raised and educated in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School. She then went on to graduate from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY with a bachelor's degree...
View Tribute »

Beverly Lorraine Moores

September 23, 1930 - February 13, 2022

Beverly Lorraine Moores, 91, of Wakefield, died on Sunday, February 13th at Brightview in Wakefield. Born in Raynham on September 23, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary J. (Smith) Spousta, but was raised by the late Herman Spousta and Viola (Parris) Spousta. Mrs. Moores was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1948 and Lynn Hospital School of Nursing, Class...
View Tribute »

Kenneth "Ken" Lee Bukoski, Sr.

May 11, 1946 - February 9, 2022

Beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend, Kenneth (Ken) Lee Bukoski, Sr., passed peacefully on February 9, 2022 at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Margaret (Peggy) Bukoski (Morrison); his son Kenneth Bukoski, Jr., and wife Gina Anderson; his sister-in-law Mary Jane Mahoney (Morrison); and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Born in Somerville, MA on May 11,...
View Tribute »

Francis "Frank" Hegarty

October 30, 1930 - February 8, 2022

Francis "Frank" Hegarty was born the third of four siblings and lived his early years in Somerville, MA. When duty called, he served in the Army 196th Field Artillery Battalion in the Korean conflict. After the war he returned to Massachusetts and completed a bachelor's degree in business administration from Northeastern University and soon after moved with his wife Clare and growing family to...
View Tribute »

Loureen R. Ramsdell

November 7, 1926 - February 7, 2022

Loureen R. Ramsdell, age 95, a lifelong Wakefield resident passed away February 7, 2022 surrounded by her family at her home. She was born in Melrose, MA on November 7, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Clifford and Madge (Millar) Russell. Mrs. Ramsdell was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1944 and was a cheerleader during her high school years. She married her high...
View Tribute »

Josephine Breslin

October 8, 1922 - February 5, 2022

Josephine Breslin, 99, a lifelong resident of Wakefield passed away peacefully at her daughter Jackie's home surrounded by loving family members on Saturday February 5. Born in Lawrence October 8, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Walter and Antoinetta (Micevicz) Kurowski. Josephine was a graduate of Wakefield High School where she was very athletic and played multiple sports. She...
View Tribute »

Winifred M. (Forster) McDonald

June 18, 1926 - February 5, 2022

Winifred M. (Forster) McDonald, age 95, of Saugus, formerly of East Boston died February 5 at the Nevins Nursing Center in Methuen. Born and raised in East Boston she was born June 18, 1926 to the late Charles D. Winifred L. (Doherty) Forster. Mrs. McDonald raised her family in Saugus and most recently had lived in Lynnfield and Dracut. She had a 40-year working career in various...
View Tribute »

J. Warren Cotty

February 22, 1926 - February 4, 2022

J. Warren Cotty, 95, of Wakefield died on Friday, February 4 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Chelsea on February 22, 1926, he was the son of the late Jesse T. and Helen (Symes) Cotty. Mr. Cotty was a graduate of Lexington High School, Class of 1943. He served as a S/SGT in the 39th Bombardment Squadron in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II. Mr....
View Tribute »

Ellen M. Craffey

February 2, 2022

Ellen M. Craffey passed away suddenly on February 2,2022 She was born in Boston Ma. The daughter of the late Michael and Mary Helen Stanton. Ellen is survived by her two sons Michael and his wife Sheila of Lynnfield, Steven and his wife Rachel of California; brother Thomas and his wife Jaqueline of Milton, Robert and his wife Carol of Easton, five devoted and cherished grandchildren Carleen...
View Tribute »

Lawrence "Larry" Schelzi

February 2, 2022

Lawrence "Larry" Schelzi, age 65, of Lynnfield, formerly of Woburn, was with his family, surrounded with love, when he peacefully passed on February 2, 2022. Born and raised in Woburn, Massachusetts, Larry was the son of Emma (DeMonico) Schelzi and the late Rocco Schelzi of Woburn. In addition to his mother, Larry is survived by his beloved wife, Deborah (Desautels) Schelzi, his three loving...
View Tribute »

William F. "Bill" Tracy

August 26, 1942 - February 2, 2022

William F. Tracy (Bill) passed away surrounded by his family on February 2, 2022 at Lahey Hospital. Born in Boston and raised in Newton Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Harold and Amy (Shields) Tracy. Bill had an outgoing personality and was willing to help anyone in need. He owned and operated real estate and insurance businesses for many years. He loved classic cars, boating,...
View Tribute »

Frank Cosentino

July 18, 1952 - February 2, 2022

Frank Cosentino, 69, of Wakefield died Wednesday, February 2, surrounded by his family. He was born in Everett on July 18, 1952, the son of Joseph M. and Mary (Penta) Cosentino, and moved to Wakefield in childhood. Through his work as a salesman, Frank traveled worldwide, but always preferred to be home with his family. Frank enjoyed boating, spending every summer on Lake Monomonac in...
View Tribute »

Denise Bajgot Heckman

January 31, 2022

On January 31, 2022, Denise Bajgot Heckman, 63, was reunited in heaven with her eldest son, Keaton, who passed away a year earlier. Denise suffered through a year of extreme grief and heartache as the two were extremely close. She took comfort in her son Keifer and granddaughter Kayleigh Mae (Keaton's daughter), and spent countless hours talking with her mother, but losing Keaton was a tremendous...
View Tribute »

Jean M. Kavanagh

May 4, 1943 - January 31, 2022

Jean (O'Neill) Kavanagh, of Wakefield, MA, known to many families as "Jean Marie," passed away in her home at the age of 78. Born and raised in Watertown, MA, the beloved daughter of the late Daniel and Jean (Montague) O'Neil. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 35 years, C. Ronald Kavanagh, her eldest son, Patrick Kavanagh, her sisters, Catherine "Kitty" and Ann Marion O'Neil, as well...
View Tribute »

Ralph P. Santosuosso

January 28, 1941 - January 31, 2022

Ralph P. Santosuosso, age 81, passed away surrounded by his family on January 31, 2022. He was born and raised in Revere Massachusetts, the son of Ralph Luigi Santosuosso and Esther Hartwell. Ralph proudly served in the United States Air Force and started a number of small businesses before establishing Aved Electronics, a world class contract manufacturing company located in Billerica MA. To...
View Tribute »

Betty E. Prendergast

November 26, 1929 - January 30, 2022

Betty E. Prendergast, age 92 of Beverly, died on Sunday January 30 at the Beverly Hospital. She was born in Melrose on November 26, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Madison and Alice (Bowen) Belliveau. Betty graduated from Malden High School as a member of the class of 1947, and attended the Katharine Gibbs secretarial school in Boston. She was a dedicated homemaker who also held...
View Tribute »

Leonard "Lenny" Viera

November 21, 1978 - January 29, 2022

Leonard "Lenny" Viera, a lifelong resident of Lynnfield, passed away after a long illness on January 29th. Lenny was born in Boston on November 21, 1978 and was raised in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1996. He was the proud owner of his former landscaping business, Len's Landscaping of Lynnfield. He was an avid Boston sports fan and enjoyed golf. Lenny loved...
View Tribute »

Domenic R. "Bob" Sarcia

November 28, 1942 - January 28, 2022

Domenic R Sarcia (Bob), age 79 of Lynnfield, formerly of Westford and Sandwich MA, died on Friday, January 28th due to complications from ALS, with his family by his side. He was born in East Boston on November 28, 1942 and was the son of the late Carmelo and Lucy (Santangelo) Sarcia. Bob proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1963, before being honorably discharged. ...
View Tribute »

John B. Rubner III

August 1, 1950 - January 27, 2022

John B. Rubner III of Wakefield, formerly of Stoneham, died on Thursday, January 27 from complications due to Covid-19. Born in Stoneham on August 1, 1950, he was the son of John B. Jr., and Phyllis (Redmond) Rubner of Plaistow, New Hampshire. John was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1968 and had attended Bryant & Stratton College. He served in the United States Air Force with...
View Tribute »

Donald William Cox

September 16, 1930 - January 27, 2022

Donald (Don) William Cox, age 91, of Lynnfield, MA died after a brief illness Thursday, January 27, 2022 at home surrounded by family. Mr. Cox was born September 16, 1930 in Fall River, MA, the son of William Henry Cox and Elodia Adele Fauteux Cox. He moved to Providence, RI at a young age, attended LaSalle Academy in Providence, the Univ. of RI, and Clarke University. He served in the US Marine...
View Tribute »

Mary A. Lilley

July 31, 1937 - January 27, 2022

Mary A. (Kelley) Lilley, age 84, of Wakefield, died Thursday, January 27 at Advinia Care of Wilmington. Mrs. Lilley's survivors include her beloved husband of 56 years James F. Lilley, of Wakefield; her daughter, Karen K. (Lilley) Haughey, her husband Norman J. Haughey, and their children, Nicholas J. and Mary E. Haughey, all of Baltimore, MD; her son, John E. Lilley, his wife, Tricia M. ...
View Tribute »

Matthew J. Burns, Jr.

August 24, 1926 - January 22, 2022

Matthew J. Burns, Jr., age 95, A lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Saturday, January 22 at the Bear Hill Nursing Home. Born in Wakefield on August 24, 1926, he was the son of the late Matthew J. and Julia (Boland) Burns. Mr. Burns was a graduate of Wakefield High School and Northeastern University. He served in the United Sates Navy during World War II. Mr. Burns was a retired...
View Tribute »

Josephine A. Rich

December 26, 1926 - January 20, 2022

Josephine A. Rich, age 95, of Peabody and formerly of Wakefield, died Thursday, January 20 in Danvers, MA with her children by her side. She was born in Wakefield on December 26, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Theresa (Cataldo) Ripa. She was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. After living with her late husband in Wakefield and Long Beach, CA,...
View Tribute »

Dorothy W. Marshall

February 27, 1923 - January 19, 2022

Dorothy W. Marshall, age 98, passed on January 19th surrounded by her family. Dorothy was born and raised in West Orange, New Jersey to Dorothy and Louis Edwin Waldeck, the second of four children. She graduated from West Orange High School. Cherished childhood memories for Dorothy were sketching, playing violin in the school orchestra, visiting her aunt's beach house, and watching her father...
View Tribute »

Arline E. Cohee

January 17, 2022

Arline E. Cohee 93, a longtime resident of Lynnfield passed away peacefully at her home on Monday January 17, 2022. Born in Boston, and raised in Winthrop, she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (Turpeinen) Cushman. Arline was a graduate of Winthrop High School. She had been a Lynnfield resident since 1954 and had worked as a teachers aid for many years at Tower Day School. She...
View Tribute »

Paul R. Colwell, Jr.

January 17, 2022

Paul R. Colwell Jr., age 64 of Peabody, formerly of Wakefield, died on Monday January 17th at his home. He was born in Melrose and was the son of Paul R. Colwell, Sr. and the late Nancy (Farrell) Colwell, currently of Burlington. Paul grew up in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1975. He was an independent distributor for Pepperidge Farm for over 40 years....
View Tribute »

Alyce A. McLaughlin

March 13, 1925 - January 14, 2022

Alyce A. (Barresy) McLauglin, age 96 of Lynnfield, wife of the late John J. McLaughlin passed away peacefully on Friday January 14, 2022 at her home in Lynnfield surrounded by her family. She was born in Boston on Friday March 13,1925 and was one of seven sisters and four brothers. She was the daughter of the late Archangelo and Josephine (Ingo) Barresy. She is survived by her son John J....
View Tribute »

Aida B. Alleca

January 13, 2022

Aida Bianca (Pittella) Alleca, 93, of Wakefield, joined her late husband, Paul Kenneth Alleca, on January 13, 2022. She is survived by three children: son, Joseph Paul Alleca, daughter-in-law Suzanne, grandchildren David and Adam; daughter Carol Alleca, grandchildren Releen and Franco Franceschelli; daughter Mary Alleca, son-in-law Gary Shay. Originally from East Boston, she was the sister...
View Tribute »

Joyce M. Sullivan

April 5, 1929 - January 11, 2022

Joyce M. Sullivan, age 92, of Wakefield died peacefully at home on Tuesday January 11th. She was born in Lynn, MA on April 5, 1929 and was the daughter of the late James L. and Anna M. (Barnes) Burkinshaw. Joyce was a graduate of St. Mary's Girl's High School, and the Chandler Business School for Women. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1958 and was a member of The Most Blessed...
View Tribute »

Barbara V. Brinkers

January 20, 1933 - January 10, 2022

Barbara V. Brinkers, age 88, formerly of Wakefield and Lynnfield, died on Monday January 10 at the Blueberry Hill Rehab in Beverly. She was born in New Haven, CT. on January 20, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Yanish) Antin. Barbara was a graduate of Hill House High School in New Haven, CT, class of 1950, and the University of Bridgeport. She worked as a Dental...
View Tribute »

Alice Marie Pelletier

July 25, 1945 - January 9, 2022

Alice M. Pelletier, age 76, of Wakefield, died in Melrose on January 9, 2022. She was born in Revere, MA on July 25,1945 and was the daughter of the late John and Julia (Chiros) Ferri. She was a lifelong Wakefield resident was retired from the John Hancock Insurance Company in Boston. She enjoyed spending winters in Naples, Florida with her late husband Mark and close friends. She was...
View Tribute »

Marjorie A. Rapallo

July 19, 1938 - January 8, 2022

Marjorie A. Rapallo, age 83 of Wakefield and formerly of Medford died January 8 in Melrose. She was born July 19,1938 and was the daughter of the late Albert and Margaret (Carter) Deschamps. She was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. She was a retired clerk from the former Provident Bank of Boston and had been a Wakefield resident since 1995. She loved walking...
View Tribute »

Dennis A Dale

April 24, 1955 - January 8, 2022

Dennis A. Dale, 66 of Wakefield died at his home on Saturday evening, January 8. Born in Woolwich, London, England on April 24, 1955, the son of the late Ernest and Violet (Ellis) Dale. As a young man growing up in England, he was involved with soccer. He also joined the Sea Cadets, where he learned seamanship and physical training, eventually becoming an instructor. He was awarded the Gold...
View Tribute »

Jean Mooney

July 30, 1921 - January 7, 2022

Jean (Holden) Mooney, a longtime resident of Stoneham and Wakefield, Ma, passed away on Jan. 7th, 2022. Jean celebrated her 100th birthday on July 30, 2021. She was born in Stoneham in 1921, the daughter of Amasa Albert Holden, a Wirthmore Feeds salesman, and Adelaide Bean Holden, an organist for the silent movies. Jean was a devoted daughter who lived her family's strong principles...
View Tribute »

Barbara A, McManus

October 21, 1934 - January 7, 2022

Barbara A. McManus, age 87, of Wakefield, died on Friday, January 7 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Born in Malden on October 21, 1934, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Catherine M. (O'Connor) McManus. Barbara was raised in Malden and attended Malden High School. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident, living in town since 1964. Barbara had a love of dogs, most...
View Tribute »

Patricia A. Hansen

January 6, 2022

Patricia A. (Ryder) Hansen of Reading and formerly of Wakefield passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at the age of 77. Patricia was born in Melrose, MA, the daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Landry) Ryder. Tisha was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1962. She went on to graduate from Mass Bay Community College and Salem State University,...
View Tribute »

Mary Rae Whalley

May 2, 1934 - January 5, 2022

Mary Rae (Keefe) Whalley, 87, of Lynnfield, MA died on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA. Born in Lawrence, MA on May 2, 1934 to Raymond and Annie (Reason) Keefe, Mary Rae was a graduate of St. Patrick High School in Lawrence and Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. She had been a Lynnfield resident for over 50 years. A retired stewardess for...
View Tribute »

Dora Ciriello

September 26, 1942 - January 3, 2022

Dora Ciriello, age 79, of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on Monday January 3 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was born in Italy on September 26, 1942 and was the daughter of the late Florindo and Diamante (Frongillo) DeCristofaro. Dora loved to spend time with her family, church & cooking. She was the beloved wife of Gaetano Ciriello. She was the loving mother of Carlo...
View Tribute »

Carolyn "Carrie" A. Barrasso

April 15, 1927 - January 2, 2022

Carolyn "Carrie" A. Barrasso, age 94 of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2022. She was born in Wakefield on April 15, 1927 and was the daughter of the late Angelo and Adelena (Lepore) Cardillo. Carolyn was born and raised in Wakefield. She attended Wakefield public schools and was a graduate of Wakefield High. Carolyn had a career in the banking industry as a proof operator...
View Tribute »

Charles J. Noe

March 18, 1930 - January 2, 2022

Charles J. Noe, of Wakefield, and formerly of Boston's West End died at his home on January 2, 2022. Charles was born in Boston on March 18, 1930 and was the son of the late Salvatore and Carmela (DeStefano) Noe. Charles was raised in the West End and graduated from the Boston Public Schools. He served honorably with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and served as a Tech...
View Tribute »

Patricia C. (Pat) Thompson

November 3, 1933 - December 31, 2021

Patricia (Pat) C. Thompson, 88, of Wakefield, MA passed away on December 31, 2021 at Bear Hill Rehab in Stoneham, MA after a brief illness. Born in Medford, MA on November 3, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Helen (Berrigan) Johnson. Pat is survived by her granddaughter, Danielle Thompson and her fiancé Mike Cornetta, her youngest sister Mary Lou Fahy of FL, previously...
View Tribute »

Mark A. Dixon

December 31, 2021

Mark A. Dixon, 65 years old of Wakefield, died peacefully in his sleep at home on December 31st, 2021. Dedicated husband to Donna Dixon, Mark was born in Chelsea and was the beloved son of the late George and Linnie Dixon. He grew up in Dorchester where he made lifelong friends. He moved to Wakefield in 1981 where he started his family and lived the remainder of his life. Mark was a devoted...
View Tribute »

Frederick "Fred" Aston

July 29, 1933 - December 31, 2021

Described as "Fun, engaging and full of life" (Susan Bumstead Chanley) Frederick (Fred) H. Aston, 88 of Wakefield, MA passed away on December 31, 2021. Born in Boston, MA on July 29, 1933, to the late Frederick C. and Vivian (Fieldhouse) Aston. Fred, or as some came to know him as Fearless Fred, was always active doing something. In High School, class of 1952, his joy was skiing. His true...
View Tribute »

Janet Lane

April 1, 1955 - December 31, 2021

Janet Lane, 66, of Lynnfield passed away on December 31, 2021 after a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. Janet is survived by her beloved husband Kevin of Lynnfield, her three daughters, Julie and husband Kevin Korn of Andover, Christine and husband Steve Schedin of Lynnfield, and Kimberly and husband Jan-Michael Magliocchetti of Lynnfield. She was deeply loved and cherished by her...
View Tribute »

Elizabeth A. "Betty" Angel

August 13, 1939 - December 31, 2021

Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Rafferty) Angel, 82, of Norwell, MA, died suddenly on Friday, December 31, 2021. She was the loving mother of Jennifer Moran and Kelly MacKeen, who was with her at the time of her death. She was also the devoted, long-time companion of Richard Sesnewicz, with whom she had enjoyed the past 20 years of life. A kind, soft spoken, gentle woman; Betty had the special ability to...
View Tribute »

Jane M. Given

November 4, 1961 - December 28, 2021

Jane M. Given, 60, of Reading MA passed away on 12-28-2021 at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She is survived by her beloved husband Bobby, her sisters Susan Chinappi and her husband Louis of Peabody, Tricia Coffey and her husband Brian of Lynnfield, her brother Robert Murphy and his wife Sarah of Quincy, and her sisters-in-law Elizabeth Murphy of Hamilton, Leeila Given of Wakefield...
View Tribute »

Stephen F. Carey

May 3, 1955 - December 24, 2021

Stephen F. Carey, age 66 of Wakefield died December 24, 2021 in Boston He was born on May 3, 1955 in Melrose, MA, and was the son of Jacqueline (Overstreet) Carey and the late Thomas P. Carey. Stephen was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1973 and later from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He had worked for many years for the General...
View Tribute »

1 of 100 Recent Obituaries View More »

McDonald Funeral Home
19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880 map it

View Phone Number
View Website

flowers logo
Flowers»

Send Flowers.

Tributes.com Partner