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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

Robert E. "Bob" Hayes

January 22, 1943 - February 22, 2021

Robert Edward Hayes, a longtime resident of Wakefield passed away on Monday, February 22, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a long and courageous battle with lung disease. He was 78 years old. Born in Boston on January 22, 1943. Bob was raised in Everett and was the son of the late Philip E. and A. Helen (Smith) Hayes. After graduating from Everett Vocational High School, Bob went on...
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David G. Mohla

June 12, 1939 - February 20, 2021

David George Mohla, age 81, of Melrose formerly of Wakefield died Sunday, February 20th at his residence. Born in Melrose on June 12, 1939 he was the son of the late George and Louise (Vinton) Mohla. He is survived by his brother Robert Mohla and his wife Mary of Woburn; his nephew Robert Mohla of Woburn; his nieces Mary Alica of Woburn and Christie Erschen and her husband Sean of Woburn; as...
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Joan Ruelle

February 20, 2021

Joan "Joni" Ruelle, nee Canty, age 78, of Malden peacefully passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021, surrounded by family. Joni was born and raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School (Class of 1960). She retired from Delta Dental where she worked in customer service. Joni was preceded in death by her adoring husband, Ernest "Junie" Ruelle, Jr. She was the loving mother...
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Alexander R. Francesconi

March 20, 1929 - February 20, 2021

Alexander R. Francesconi, of Wakefield, also known as "Sonny" or "Alec" to family and friends went home to be with the Lord, February 20th. Born in Revere on March 20, 1929 he was the son of the late Alexander and Mary (Federiconi) Francesconi. Sonny was raised in Revere and graduated from Christopher Columbus High School. He then went on to Tilton Academy Preparatory School and...
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Edmund Britt

February 18, 2021

Edmund Britt, Age 70 of Wakefield, MA died February 18, 2021 from complications due to Alzheimer's disease. He was predeceased by his father, John O'Donnell Britt, stepfather, John William Surra Jr., and mother, Ann Maureen Surra. He leaves his devoted wife of 44 years, Lillian Little, and two loving daughters, Rachel Britt-Little and her partner, Frank L. Hammond III, of Atlanta, GA and Ali...
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Phyllis Picardi

July 14, 1929 - February 15, 2021

Phyllis (Barrasso) Picardi, age 91 of Wakefield, formerly of Revere, passed away on Monday February 15th at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was born in East Boston on July 14, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Armando and Margaret (Finno) Barrasso. Phyllis grew up in East Boston and later settled in Revere. She had been a Wakefield resident for the past 25 years. ...
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Victoria E. Simoneau

June 19, 1939 - February 10, 2021

Victoria E. (Lund) Simoneau, age 81, of Lynnfield passed away peacefully on Wednesday February 10, surrounded by her family. She was born on June 19, 1939 to the late Victor and Elizabeth (Wilson) Lund. Vickie was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1957, a member of the Wakefield Majorettes. Vickie was married to her high school sweetheart, William...
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Grace M. McHardy

September 2, 1943 - February 9, 2021

Grace M. McHardy, age 77, of Tewksbury, formerly of Wakefield died Tuesday, February 9 at the Willow Manor Nursing Home in Lowell. Born in Wakefield on September 2, 1943 she was the beloved daughter of the late Raymond and Grace (Talbot) Doucette. Grace was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1961. She had worked for numerous flooring companies before...
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Elaine B. Connelly

October 13, 1953 - February 5, 2021

Elaine B. Connelly, 67, of Reading formerly of Stoneham died on Friday, February 5th at her residence. Born in Cambridge on October 13, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Jean (Dawe) Miguel. Mrs. Connelly was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1972, and the Massachusetts College of Arts. She had been a Reading resident for the past 34 years and had worked at Target...
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Araksie "Roxy" Yessaian

April 13, 1918 - February 5, 2021

Araksie "Roxy" (Sarkisian) Yessaian, 102, of Tewksbury, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, February 5th, at her home at Bayberry at Emerald Court. Roxy was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on April 13, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Jacob and Satenig (Bagdoian) Sarkisian. Roxy was a graduate of Methuen High School. She worked as a factory worker at the Benson Shoe...
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Elizabeth F. Baud

February 5, 2021

Elizabeth F. Baud of Lynnfield passed away peacefully at home on February 5, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Edward Baud for 64 wonderful years, cherished mother of Pamela Dvorak and her husband John Dvorak, and loving sister of the late Lawrence French and his wife Kate French. Liz was born in Portland, Maine on May 20, 1931 to the late Catherine Hobbs French and Lawrence French. She spent...
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Zachary Boyages

January 18, 1931 - February 4, 2021

On February 4th, 2021, Zachary Boyages, loving father, grandfather, uncle, and cousin passed away at home, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on January 18, 1931 in Chelsea to Greek immigrants, Marianthe and Eleftherios Boiadgis. As an Everett High School graduate, Zike received his Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in 1952 where he played...
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Carole M. Curran

December 1, 1935 - February 4, 2021

Carole Marie Curran, age 85, of Wakefield died Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the Brightview Senior Living in Wakefield. Born in Wakefield on December 1, 1935 she was the daughter of the late Ulderico "Ted" and Mary (Haggerty) Petrucci. Carole was raised and educated in Wakefield. She attended St. Joseph's Grammar School, graduating in 1949 and then went on to graduate from Wakefield High...
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Robert W. Fossett III

November 14, 1977 - February 2, 2021

On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021, Rob Fossett, husband, father, son and brother, passed away suddenly at the age of 43. He was born in Malden on November 14th, 1977 and was the son of Karen (DiBlasi) Fossett and the late Robert W. Fossett Jr. Rob will forever be remembered by his wife and best friend Nicole (Giannetto) Fossett, and their precious children, Leah and Robbie, his sister Tamara ...
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Helen Mary Woods

October 4, 1926 - February 2, 2021

Helen Mary Woods, 94, of North Andover formerly of Wakefield & Melrose died on Tuesday, February 2 at the Brightview Assisted Living in North Andover. Born in Strasbourg, France on October 4, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Mary (Fallon) Woods. Her father was in the US Diplomatic Corp. She spent her first 13 years in Cork & Cobh Ireland returning to the US in 1939. Helen...
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James A. Wensley

March 2, 1958 - January 30, 2021

James A. Wensley, age 62, of Wakefield, MA died January 30, 2021 in Burlington after a brief illness. Born in Lynn on March 2, 1958, the son of the late Robert J. and Marjorie (Hatch) Wensley, Jim resided in Wakefield for the past 30 years. Jim was a graduate of Lynn English High School, class of 76, where he was active in the Marching Band and the Yearbook committee. He then went on to M.I...
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Bonnie Ann Burke

January 4, 1956 - January 30, 2021

Bonnie Ann Burke, age 65, of Woburn, formerly of Wakefield and North Reading, died Saturday, January 30 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born January 4, 1956 she was the daughter of the late Francis MacFarland and Marjorie (Eagleson) Gass. She was the step-daughter of Frederick Gass. Bonnie was raised and educated in North Reading and was a graduate of North Reading High...
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Joseph F. Barresi

April 29, 1960 - January 28, 2021

Joseph F. Barresi, 60, of Wakefield died on Thursday, January 28 at the Lahey Clinic, Burlington. Joseph was born in Everett on April 29, 1960 and was the son of the late Salvatore and Florence (Moreschi) Barresi. Joe was born and raised in Everett and was a graduate of Pope John High School, Class of 1978. He later graduated from St. Leo College in Florida. After college he worked in the...
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Shenorig "Grace" Ishkanian

May 7, 1924 - January 26, 2021

Shenorig "Grace" Ishkanian, beloved sister, aunt, and great aunt, died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on January 26, 2021 at the age of 96. Born May 7, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Herand and Ardemis (Missirlian) Ishkanian. Grace grew up in Lynn, Massachusetts and was a graduate of Lynn English High School. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University Liberal Arts...
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Peter E. Hubbard, Jr.

July 5, 1941 - January 24, 2021

Peter E. Hubbard, Jr. of Wakefield passed away peacefully on January 24th surrounded by his loving family. Born in Melrose on July 5, 1941, he was the beloved son of the late Peter and Edna (Muse) Hubbard. Peter was a lifelong resident of Wakefield. He attended St. Joseph's School and graduated from Wakefield High School in the class of 1959 where he met his high school sweetheart, Judy. They...
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Paul R. Chomko, Esq.

September 18, 1964 - January 23, 2021

Paul R., Chomko, Esq. of Stoneham, MA passed away on January 23, 2021 at the age of 56. He was the beloved husband of Noreen (Flanagan) Chomko, the loving son of Elizabeth "Betty" (Bulger) Chomko of Winchester and the late Roger Chomko, the devoted brother of the late Peter R. Chomko, and the son-in-law of Margaret "Rita" Flanagan of Stoneham and the late Ronald Flanagan. Paul is also survived...
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Nancy Grasso

January 19, 2021

Grasso, Nancy of Wakefield, MA, 90 years old, passed away peacefully at home on January 19, 2021. Born in East Boston, she was the daughter of Alessio and Mary-Anne Parisse (Petrone). After graduating from East Boston High School in 1947, where she excelled in secretarial skills, she went to work at the Fruitman Insurance Company in Boston where she worked for several years. One sunny,...
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Salvatore "Sal" Orifice

March 31, 1927 - January 17, 2021

Salvatore 'Sal' L Orifice, 93, of Wakefield and Citrus Hills Florida, died on Sunday January 17th 2021 after a brief illness at Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Born in Waltham on March 31st 1927, the eighth child of thirteen, to the late Antonio and Sarah (Allia) Orifice and is survived by his current wife Ann (Merry) Orifice, his daughter Sally, daughter in law Linda Orifice, Stepsons Bruce,...
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William E. Jackson

October 15, 1944 - January 16, 2021

Jackson, William E. Jr., of Reading January 16. Beloved husband of Carol A. (Hurley) Jackson. Loving father of William E. Jackson III and wife Christina of Reading. Brother of Linda Jackson of Chelsea and Lois Giordano of Marshfield. Also survived by his granddaughter Amelia. Due to COVID-19 a private graveside service will be held at Woodend Cemetery in Reading. Arrangements are in the care of...
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Robert E. Davis

January 21, 1951 - January 13, 2021

Robert E. Davis, age 69, a former resident of Kingston, NY, died peacefully surrounded by his family on January 13, 2021 just eight days shy of his 70th birthday. Born in Kingston, NY on January 21, 1951 he was the son of the late Arthur Arlington and Margaret Jean (Larkin) Davis. Bob was raised in Kingston, NY and was a graduate of Kingston High School, Class of 1969. Following high...
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Richard Connelly

November 21, 1955 - January 10, 2021

Richard Connelly, age 65 of Wakefield died suddenly on Sunday January 10 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was born in Stoneham on November 21, 1955 and was the son of the late Richard and Thomasine (Wallace) Connelly. Richard was a lifelong resident of Wakefield. He was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1974. He was a life member of the VFW auxiliary in Melrose, associate...
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Madaleine M. Williams

December 2, 1934 - January 8, 2021

Madaleine M. (Paiva) Williams of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday January 8th. Born in Melrose on December 2, 1934, she was a lifetime resident of Wakefield. While working at Transitron, Madaleine met and married the love of her life, the late Robert C. Williams. She then paused her career long enough to dedicate herself to raising her 8...
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Robert F. "Bobby" Falite

October 21, 1949 - January 8, 2021

Robert F. "Bobby" Falite of Stoneham, age 71, passed away unexpectedly Friday January 8th at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. He was born in Everett on October 21st 1949, beloved son of Salvatore F. and the late Jean R. (Jamieson) Falite. He graduated Wakefield High School in 1967, and got a BS in Education at Boston State College in 1971. Bobby became an accomplished dance...
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Marjorie E. Cusick

August 9, 1923 - January 7, 2021

Marjorie E. Cusick, 97, of Lynnfield formerly of Lynn passed away on Thursday, January 7th at the Brightview Assisted Living Center in Wakefield. Marjorie was born in Peabody on August 9, 1923 and was the daughter of the late Francis L. and Marie C. (Marchard) Cusick. Marjorie was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School of Lynn. She was a longtime resident of Lynnfield...
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Karin S. "Kory" Hellmer

January 16, 1943 - January 6, 2021

Karin S. Hellmer, or "Kory" to most that knew her, was born on January 16th, 1943 to the late Greta and Carl M. Hellmer. She spent her childhood in Lynnfield MA, where she was active in the Girl Scouts and built friendships that would last a lifetime. Early on she found a love for travel and adventure, paddling the Rangely Lakes with her summer campmates, that would guide her on her journey...
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Mary Ann Pollinger

February 27, 1950 - January 5, 2021

Mary Ann Pollinger, 70, of Bourne formerly of Stoneham, died on Tuesday, January 5th at the Tuft's Medical Center in Boston. Born in Boston on February 27, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Albert M. and Josephine (Vita) Marzino. Mary Ann was a graduate of Stoneham High School. She had retired after 30 years as an administrator for UPS in Lynnfield. Mary Ann enjoyed vacationing in...
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Ronald J. Clancy

May 6, 1942 - January 4, 2021

Ronald J. Clancy, 78 died peacefully on Monday morning, January 4, 2021 with his wife, Nancy, of 49 years, by his side. Born on May 6, 1942, son of the late George and Alice (Creamer) Clancy of Dorchester, MA, he attended Boston Trade High School where he excelled in school and was captain of both the hockey and football teams. He attended Boston University, majoring in Business Management. In...
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William J. Simoneau, Jr.

March 5, 1940 - January 4, 2021

William J. Simoneau Jr., age 80, of Lynnfield passed away on Monday January 4 after contracting COVID-19. He was born in Lynn on March 5, 1940 to the late William and Blanche (Grue) Simoneau. William moved to Lynnfield at the age of 8 and was a lifelong member of that community. After graduating from Tilton Academy and Northeastern University he worked at the General Electric for over 30...
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Elayne C. Fallica

January 1, 2021

The family of Elayne C. Fallica (Michaud), 66, of Wakefield Massachusetts is heartbroken to announce her peaceful passing at her home on January 1, 2021. Elayne survived by her parents Shirley A. Kelly (Meuse) of Reading and the late Kenneth G. Michaud of Salem. She was a loving mother to Nathan J. Fallica and Cheryl of Lynnfield, Marcelle F. Saurman and Christian of Winchester and a...
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Judith A. Dean

April 14, 1940 - December 29, 2020

Judith A. Dean, age 80, a longtime Wakefield resident, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. She was born in Melrose on April 14, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Francis Brooks Jr. and Pauline (Gillespie) Brooks. Judith was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School. She had been a Wakefield resident for 50 years and was a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament...
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Alfred A. DeSimone

August 24, 1938 - December 29, 2020

Alfred A. DeSimone, 82, of Reading, died, December 29, 2020 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Alfred was born in Boston on August 24, 1938 and was the son of the late Alfred D. and Albina (Lemongelli) DeSimone. Alfred was raised in Medford and later moved and lived most of his life in Wakefield. He was a lifetime member of the Boston Braves Historical Association and had a great passion...
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Ralph P. "Brud" DeCecca

November 17, 1928 - December 27, 2020

Ralph P. "Brud" DeCecca, age 92, of Wakefield died Sunday, December, 27, 2020 at the Winchester Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Wakefield on November 17, 1928 he was the son of the late Ralph and Annie (Leach) DeCecca. Ralph was a graduate of Wakefield Public Schools, class of 1947. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Whitney) DeCecca, with whom he shared 66...
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Joseph P. Racamato

May 15, 1934 - December 27, 2020

Joseph P. Racamato, age 86, of Wakefield, died Sunday, December 27 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Everett on May 15, 1934 he was the son of the late Peter and Marion (Moffi) Racamato. Joseph was raised in Everett and moved to Wakefield as a young boy. He attended the Franklin School and Wakefield High School. He enlisted in the US Navy and proudly served his country during...
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Carl E. Mata

March 14, 1949 - December 25, 2020

Carl Mata, 71 a longtime resident of Wakefield, died December 25, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was born in Boston on March 14, 1949 and was the son of the late Alvin and Angela (Gumini) Mata. Carl was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School Class of 1967 and Suffolk University Class of1971. Carl was a man with an extremely outgoing personality which...
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Eleanore S. Jorgenson

August 30, 1919 - December 22, 2020

Eleanore S. Jorgenson, age 101, died peacefully at her residence in Lynnfield on December 22, 2020. Born on August 30, 1919 she was the daughter of the late Edmund and Florence (Frase) Stechbart. Eleanore was born and raised in Chicago and attended Lake Forest College and Northwestern University before marrying and raising her children in Simsbury, CT. The family relocated to Lynnfield in...
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Claire Muriel Quigley

May 29, 1921 - December 22, 2020

Claire Muriel Quigley, 99, of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, December 22 at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester. Born in Medford on May 29, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Kathryn (Barrett) Murphy. Mrs. Quigley was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1939. She had been a Wakefield resident for over 60 years. Mrs. Quigley was a member of the St. Agnes...
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Richard Francis "Dickie" Weeks

May 25, 1929 - December 21, 2020

Life-long South Lynnfield resident Dick Weeks passed away on the evening of December 21st, 2020. Dick was known for his many accomplishments as a local athlete, particularly in ice hockey and road running. Dick was also a Korean War veteran and participated in the Lynnfield Memorial Day parade and Veterans Day commemorations in some capacity for more than 75 years. Dick was married to Lee Melody ...
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Jean Pedersen

March 18, 1930 - December 20, 2020

Jean Pedersen, age 90, of Wakefield and formerly of Malden, died peacefully Sunday, December 20th. She was born in Boston on March 18, 1930 to the late Nicola and Theresa (DeFina) Carrazza. Jean had been a Malden resident for 42 years before making her home in Wakefield. Jean was a homemaker and also worked as an Office Manager for a retail clothing store until retirement. She loved to cook...
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James L. Buonopane

May 4, 1931 - December 19, 2020

James L. Buonopane, age 89, a longtime resident of Wakefield died Saturday, December 19 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Malden on May 4, 1931 he was the son of the late Christie and Anne (Viola) Buonopane. Jim was raised in Malden and attended Malden High School where he was a graduate of the Class of 1949; he was captain of the school's football team...
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Roger D. Williams

December 16, 1940 - December 18, 2020

Roger D. Williams, 80, of Maynard, died on Friday, December 18 at the Artis Senior Living in Reading. Born in Concord on December 16, 1940, he was the son of the late Bernard and Esther (Launola) Williams. Mr. Williams was a graduate of Maynard High School, Class of 1958 and Boston University. He was a retired manufacturing engineer for Digital & GTE. Mr. Williams was a member of the St....
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Catherine E. "Katie" Joyce

October 9, 1919 - December 18, 2020

Catherine E. "Katie" Joyce, age 101, died peacefully on Friday, December 18 in Reading. Born in Brooklyn, NY on October 9, 1919 she was the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Catherine "Lillian" (Schorr) Farrell. Mrs. Joyce was raised in The Bronx in New York before moving to Massachusetts. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident, living in town for more than 61 years and raising her...
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Patricia Marie Sloane

August 18, 1943 - December 14, 2020

Patricia Marie Sloane, age 77, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. Patricia was born in Denver, Colorado on August 18, 1943, and moved to Massachusetts with her beloved father where she attended and was a graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School in Concord, MA in 1961. Soon after graduation, she met and married her best friend and loving husband...
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Christopher J. Fowlie

October 1, 1970 - December 12, 2020

Christopher J. Fowlie of Wakefield passed away suddenly after complications from a car accident on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Chris leaves behind his cherished wife, Kim, his stepchildren Charles and Lilyann, and his son, Jon. Born on October 1, 1970 in Melrose. Chris is the beloved son of the late James Adams Fowlie Sr. Ph.D. and survived by his mother Paula (Ciampa) Fowlie, his brother...
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Anthony Pace

December 10, 1932 - December 8, 2020

Two days before his 88th birthday, Anthony Pace of Wakefield, passed away on December 8, 2020. He was the beloved husband and soulmate of the late Phyllis (Taibbi) for 63 years. Tony was the devoted father of his only daughter, Suzanne Hall. Tony was born in Calabria, Italy on December 10, 1932, to the late Assunta and Michael Pace. He was predeceased by his brothers Vincent and Frank Pace....
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Judy A. Chinn

September 15, 1960 - December 7, 2020

Judy A. Chinn, age 60, died unexpectedly on Monday, December 7 at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Born in Melrose on September 15, 1960 she was the daughter of Jacquelyn (White) Muise and the late Irving Muise. Judy was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1979. She had moved North Andover more than thirty years ago and together with her...
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Judith M. Humphreys

May 12, 1940 - December 7, 2020

Judith M. (Patten) Humphreys of Wakefield, passed away on Monday, December 7th, after a brief illness. Judy, the only daughter of Robert A. and Elizabeth G. (Doyle) Patten, was born in Medford on May 12, 1940. She was a graduate of Girls Catholic in Malden and Merrimack College, class of 1962, where she was a member of the cheerleading, skiing, sailing, and tennis teams. It was also at Merrimack...
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Christine M. McGrail

January 31, 1931 - November 27, 2020

Christine M. McGrail, January 31, 1931 – November 27, 2020. She was the devoted wife to Richard J. McGrail until his death in 1995 and the loving mother to Attorney Brian McGrail and his wife Melissa of Wakefield, Christine Marshall and her husband Laurence of Farmington Hills, Michigan, Dr. Kevin McGrail and his wife Lisa of McLean, Virginia, Attorney Stephen McGrail and his wife Virginia of...
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Linda E. Thompson

September 13, 1948 - November 27, 2020

Linda E. Thompson, age 72, of Lynnfield, formerly of Franklin and Millis, transitioned into heavenly peace on Friday, November 27 at North Shore Medical Center after bravely fighting many illnesses throughout her life. Born in Boston on September 13, 1948 she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Lorraine (Mason) Hansen and the step daughter of the late Dorothy F. Hansen. Linda was...
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Stanislaw "Stanley" Rossa

November 13, 1923 - November 27, 2020

Stanislaw "Stanley" Rossa, age 97, of Bradenton, FL formerly of Wakefield, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, November 27 after a brief illness. Born in Poznan, Poland on November 13, 1923 he was the son of the late Jan and Anna (Kulchinski) Rossa. Mr. Rossa was raised in Poland and moved to the United States in 1949 after the war. He first settled in Chelsea and Revere...
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Dorothy T Ciulla

December 12, 1926 - November 26, 2020

Dorothy T. Ciulla, 93, of Wakefield formerly of Somerville, died on Thursday, November 26. Born in Cambridge on December 12, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Maria (Ribeiro) Lima. Mrs. Ciulla was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1944. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1974. Mrs. Ciulla was a former secretary for John Hancock Life Insurance and...
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Melissa "Mel" DelRossi

January 2, 1983 - November 25, 2020

Melissa "Mel" DelRossi; chocolate lover, rescue and shelter dog and cat collector, goofball, photographer, master of the 'Carlton Dance', passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. She was born in Winchester, Massachusetts to William (Bill) Sullivan and the late Maureen (Moe) Keating on January 2, 1983. Melissa grew up in Wakefield, Massachusetts where she attended and graduated...
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Leonard Roy Richard

August 14, 1953 - November 25, 2020

Leonard "Roy" Richard, age 67, of Peabody, died Wednesday, November 25 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cambridge on August 14, 1953 he was the son of Anna (Avery) Richard of Peabody and the late Leonard S. Richard. Roy was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of St. Catherine's before receiving his bachelor's degree from Bentley College. He worked for more than twenty years at...
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Carmella A. Vinchesi

January 25, 1922 - November 25, 2020

Carmella A. Vinchesi, age 98, of Reading, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children on Wednesday, November 25 th. Born in Charlestown on January 25, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Armando and Carmella (Ferranti) Bernardi. Carmella was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1940 and Malden School of Nursing. She was a World War II Navy Nurse Veteran and retired...
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Marjorie Anne Harrington

August 9, 1927 - November 20, 2020

Marjorie Anne (Walsh) Harrington was born in Malden in 1927 during the Roaring Twenties, but was shaped by her childhood during the Great Depression era that followed. She grew up in a large household loved and cared for by her mother Mary Agnes (Cotter) and father Joseph Henry Walsh. Of her seven sisters, she was predeceased by Marie (MacDonald), Bobby (Sr. Mary Orontia, SSND), and Betty (Sr....
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Patricia M. Walker

October 10, 1948 - November 18, 2020

Walker, Patricia M. (Salemme). Nov. 18. Wife of the late Thomas Walker. Mother of Tom Walker and wife Jamie of Sutton, and Jessica Fragione and husband Sandro of Methuen. Loving Nana of Aiden and Declan Walker & Kit and Tory Fragione. Sister of Thomas Salemme and wife Nancy Omogrosso, Joseph Salemme and partner Carol Philbrick, Joan Stinson and husband Mark and John Salemme and partner Terri...
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Elizabeth N. Callahan

September 21, 1930 - November 18, 2020

Elizabeth N. (Norton) Callahan "Betty", 90, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, November 18 at her home. Elizabeth was born in Waltham on September 21, 1930 and was the daughter of the late James E. and Catherine C. (Horgan) Norton. Elizabeth was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1948. She enjoyed playing the piano, horse back riding and spending time at...
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Lorraine Vitagliano

February 25, 1943 - November 16, 2020

Lorraine Mary (D'Angelo) Vitagliano, 77. Lorraine was born in Melrose and grew up in Everett. She attended Everett High School where she was active in many social groups and went on to earn her bachelor's degree at Boston College. After graduating, she moved back home to Everett where she began her teaching career at Everett High School. She later met her husband of 48 years, Alphonse...
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Andrew J. Millyan

March 6, 1956 - November 11, 2020

Andrew J. Millyan, 64, of Wakefield died after a long heroic battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 11 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was born in Boston on March 6, 1956 and was the son of the late Andrew and Margaret (Aiello) Millyan. Andy attended Wakefield High School and later attended Mt. Wachusett College and earned an associates degree in liberal arts. He was a member of...
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Helen M. Coffey

November 25, 1927 - November 10, 2020

Helen M. Coffey, 92, of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, November 10 at the Winchester Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. Born in Wakefield on November 25, 1927, she was the daughter of the late George and Helen (Murphy) Hanright. Mrs. Coffey was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1945. She had worked in the accounting department for New England Telephone Company in Boston, John's...
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Herbert "Bert" Caldwell

December 17, 1935 - November 7, 2020

Bert Caldwell, of Wakefield, MA, formerly of East Greenwich, RI. was born in Chattanooga, TN, December 17,1935. He died November 7, 2020. A world traveler, both for business and for pleasure, he was a passionate Anglophile and celebrated his 80th birthday in London with family and friends from Great Britain, Spain and the US. As a child, his family moved frequently during WWII, following his...
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Arthur J Frawley, Jr.

May 21, 1932 - November 6, 2020

Arthur J. Frawley, Jr. passed away peacefully on November 6, 2020 at the age of 88. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara Ann (McGarry) Frawley, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. Arthur was the patriarch of the Frawley Family and his steady presence, wise and measured council to friends and family will be missed. Born in Lynn on May 21, 1932 he was the son of the late Arthur J....
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Frederick J. DeVries, Jr.

August 1, 1947 - November 2, 2020

Frederick J. DeVries, Jr. age 73, a longtime Billerica resident, formerly of Wakefield, died November 2 in Reno, Nevada. Born in Winchester on August 1, 1947 he was the son of the late Frederick J. DeVries, Sr. and Agnes (Douchette) DeVries. Mr. DeVries was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He was a member of the Wakefield Lodge of Elks and later was a...
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Clara-Jane Roberto

July 17, 1938 - November 1, 2020

Clara-Jane Roberto, age 82 of Saugus, formerly of Wakefield, died on Sunday November 1 at her home. She was born in Melrose on July 17, 1938 and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Doris (Widtfeld) Comeau. Clara-Jane was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Boston. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident, and was a member of St. Florence Church...
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John Pacillo, Jr.

August 10, 1930 - October 31, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of John Pacillo Jr., ninety years of a life well lived. John died on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. John was born August 10, 1930 in Boston MA. He was a resident of Peabody MA at the time of his death; however, he had been a longtime resident of Wakefield, MA where he raised his family. John is...
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Charles M. Porter, Jr.

August 1, 1930 - October 30, 2020

Charles M. Porter Jr. of Lynnfield passed away on Friday, October 30th at Brightview Wakefield. Born in Lynn on August 1, 1930, he was the son of the late Charles M. Porter and Catherine (O'Hara) Porter. Charlie was a graduate of Lynn English High School, class of 1948 and Calvin Coolidge College. He was a medical service technician with the Packard Instrument Company. Charlie served in...
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John J. Paone, Jr.

December 29, 1944 - October 29, 2020

John J. Paone, Jr. age 75 of Naples, FL formerly of Wakefield, died Thursday, October 29 at The Linden at Danvers. Born in Boston on December 29, 1944 he was the son of the late John J. and Mary (Rinaldi) Paone. Mr. Paone was born and raised in the North End of Boston before relocating to Wakefield during his grade school years. He was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1963....
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Mildred R. Saccardo

May 14, 1926 - October 28, 2020

Mildred R. Saccardo, age 94, of Wakefield died peacefully on Wednesday, October 28. She was born and raised in Texas where she studied dancing from a young age and worked as a telephone operator. She met her husband, Ernest Saccardo. during WWII and moved to MA after they were married in 1945. She lived in Medford, MA before moving to Wakefield and retired from the N.E. Telephone and...
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Rosario J. "Roy" Rosati

April 26, 1953 - October 27, 2020

Rosario J. "Roy" Rosati, 67, of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, October 27 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Boston on April 26, 1953, he was the son of the late Riccardo and Clara (Morra) Rosati. Roy was raised in the West End, East Boston and Roslindale. He was a loving son and brother and was loved by everyone. Roy is survived by his two brothers: Anthony Rosati of Wakefield and...
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Michael Hill

January 14, 1929 - October 27, 2020

Michael Hill passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on October 27 at Brightview in Wakefield. Michael was born in Killucan, Ireland on January 14, 1929 to James and Ann (Hughes) Hill. He is predeceased by his wife Kathleen (Fitzsimons) Hill. Together they enjoyed almost 50 years of marriage when Kathleen passed in 2009. Michael was also predeceased by his brothers: Patrick and...
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Michael C, Klapes

January 23, 1921 - October 24, 2020

Michael Charles Klapes passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020 after a brief but valiant battle with complications of COVID-19, three months shy of his one-hundredth birthday. Mike was born January 23, 1921, in Wakefield to Charles and Aphrodite Klapes, both of whom had come to the United States from the southern Peloponnese region of Greece and eventually settled in Wakefield. They founded...
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Mary Ellen Tyrell

October 27, 1932 - October 23, 2020

Mary Ellen Tyrell, 87 of Wakefield died Friday October 23, at Brightview of Wakefield. Born in Boston October 27, 1932 she was the daughter of the late William and Delia (Greeley) Manning. Mary Ellen was a graduate of St. Joseph Preparatory High School in Roxbury class of 1950. She went on to earn her master's in education. She was a longtime fourth grade teacher at the Greenwood...
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Quirino "Bud" Iannazzo

June 21, 1938 - October 22, 2020

Quirino "Bud" Iannazzo, 82 of Wakefield died at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday October 22, after a long period of failing health. Born in Malden, June 21, 1938 he was the son of the late Gaetano and Mary (Villano) Iannazzo. Bud was raised in Malden before moving to Wakefield at the age of 15. He graduated from Wakefield High School class of 1957, Northeastern University,...
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James "Jimmie" Thornell

February 27, 1956 - October 22, 2020

James "Jimmie" Thornell passed away peacefully with his wife by his side after a hard fought battle with cancer on October 22, 2020. Born in East Boston on February 27, 1956, he was the son of the late Wallace and Eleanor (O'Brien) Thornell. Jimmie grew up as an only child but considered many of his cousins as his siblings. He was involved in youth sports at a young age where he excelled...
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Andrew Charles Garofalo

October 20, 2020

Andrew Charles Garofalo, 35 years old, of Plaistow NH formerly of Wakefield MA It is with broken hearts we share, Andrew Charles Garofalo, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Andrew was a fiancé, father, son, grandson, brother, nephew, uncle, and cousin who was whole heartedly dedicated to his family and his friends. Andrew will be deeply missed by his large family...
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Adi Olivardia

February 9, 1934 - October 20, 2020

Adi Olivardia, 86, of Wakefield and formerly of Somerville, died Tuesday, October 20th. Born in Brazil on February 9, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Ricardo and Helena (Voltz) Timm. Mrs. Olivardia devoted her life to her family, as well as helping those in need. She was the beloved wife of the late Santos Jorge Olivardia. She was the loving mother of Ricardo Olivardia of...
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Erik D. Vinciguerra

April 19, 1979 - October 18, 2020

Erik D. Vinciguerra, 41, of Wakefield passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 18, at his residence. Erik was born in Plainsfield, New Jersey on April 19, 1979 and was the son of Frederick J. and Kathleen M. (Nelson) Vinciguerra. Erik was raised in Wakefield and attended the Wakefield Public Schools until high school and graduated from St. John's Prep, Class of 1997. He later attended...
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Carl P. White

December 20, 1948 - October 17, 2020

Carl P. White, 71, of Wakefield, died on Saturday, October 17 at his residence. Born in Wakefield on December 20, 1948, he was the son of the late William and Marjorie (Holoway) White. Mr. White was a lifelong Wakefield resident. He was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1967 and Bryant & Stratton College of Business. Mr. White was a retired truck driver for the U.S Postal Service....
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Beverly A. Sheehan

March 27, 1938 - October 17, 2020

Beverly A. Sheehan, 82 of Wakefield formerly of Stoneham, died on Saturday, October 17 at her residence. Born in Malden on March 27, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy (Jones0 Hofman. Mrs. Sheehan was a graduate of Malden High School. She was a retired secretary for the Fuddruckers Corporation in Danvers. Mrs. Sheehan is survived by her husband Robert L. Sheehan,...
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Anne Ventola

March 1, 1926 - October 16, 2020

Anne Ventola, age 94, a Wakefield resident, died Friday, October 16 at her residence. Born on March 1, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Salerno) Ventola. She was the sister of Frank Ventola of Dover and the late Richard M. Ventola. She was the aunt to many nieces and nephews: Joellen Thwing and husband David of OR; Jane E. Shattuck of Wakefield; Valerie Magazzu of...
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Adrienne C. Stella

October 16, 2020

Adrienne C. Stella, age 81, resident of Lynnfield for over 50 years before relocating to Wakefield, died peacefully of natural causes on Friday, October 16, 2020. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of Italian immigrants, Marco Sullo from Panni and Caroline Sullo from Alanno. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul J. Stella. She was the loving mother of Stephanie Klove and her husband...
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Olga E. Jacobs

December 27, 1925 - October 13, 2020

Olga E. Jacobs, age 94, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Tuesday, October 13 in Webster, NH. She was born in Melrose on December 27, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Julius and Christina (Domashowicz) Kanchuga. She was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1943 and she had been a past member of the First Baptist Church of Wakefield. Mrs. Jacobs was...
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Harold G. Janakas

November 30, 1954 - October 9, 2020

Harold G. Janakas, best known to his friends and family as "Harry J," passed away peacefully with his girls by his side on October 9, 2020 after a courageous and well fought battle with Alzheimer's dementia. He was 65 years old. Born in Beverly on November 30, 1954 he was the son of the late James and Beatrice (Theriault) Janakas. Harry J was a longtime Lynnfield resident, having moved to...
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Joseph Caruso

December 2, 1936 - October 5, 2020

Joseph Caruso, age 83, of Lynnfield died on Monday, October 5 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Joseph was born in Everett on December 2, 1936 and was the son of the late Albert and Carmela (DiVito) Caruso. Joseph was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School. Following his high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. After his military duty he earned his...
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Charlotte M. Heger

July 26, 1928 - October 4, 2020

Charlotte Margaret Heger, age 92, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Sunday, October 4 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Salem on July 26, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Henry and Edith (Jones) Edmonson. Charlotte had been a longtime Wakefield resident, having raised her family in town with her former husband, the late Hans Heger. She had worked many years as a manager...
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Roy M. Fazio

November 9, 1940 - October 2, 2020

Roy M. Fazio of Wakefield passed away peacefully on October 2 at the age of 79 following a brief illness. Born on November 9, 1940, Roy was the son of Alfred and Mary (Confalone) Fazio. He was the loving husband of the late Marjorie Fazio and father of Julie Fazio, Michael and wife Kim, and the late David Fazio, all of Wakefield, and Joseph Fazio and wife Shivani Shah of Boston. Cherished...
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Thomas J. Driscoll, Jr.

May 30, 1936 - October 1, 2020

On Thursday, October 1st, Thomas J Driscoll, Jr., loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 84. Tom was born in Medford MA and was the middle child of Thomas & Alice Driscoll. He graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in Boston's North End in 1953 and then went on to earn a bachelor's degree in economics from Stonehill College. Tom served in the Army Reserves and was a...
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Josephine R. Strangie

April 4, 1939 - September 29, 2020

Josephine R. Strangie, 81, of Reading formerly of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, September 29 at her residence. Born in Boston on April 4. 1939, she was the daughter of the late Augustino and Francis Corso. Mrs. Strangie was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1957 and Northeastern University. She had been a Wakefield resident for 52 years before moving to Reading in 2013. Mrs....
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Pamela M. Wickwire

February 18, 1971 - September 26, 2020

Pamela M. Wickwire, 49 of Wakefield, died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 26 at her home. Born in Malden on February 18, 1971, she is the daughter of Judith A. (Bauer) Perry of Wilmington and Charles F. Perry of Derry, NH. Pam is a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1989, Emmanuel College, Class of 1993 and had earned her master's degree from Cambridge College. She was a...
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Thomas E. Humphreys, Sr.

May 4, 1935 - September 25, 2020

Thomas E. Humphreys, Sr., 85, passed away on Thursday, September 24th, surrounded by family at his home in Wakefield. Tom, the youngest child of Carl F. and Mary G. "Mae" Humphreys, was born in Somerville on May 4, 1935. Tom fiercely loved living in Wakefield. He was a graduate of St. Joseph's School, and he spent time at both St. Mary's of Lynn and Wakefield High School where he graduated in...
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Antonio Bonaventura

July 19, 1922 - September 25, 2020

Antonio Bonaventura, age 98, a resident of Wakefield, died Friday, September 25 at the Tufts New England Medical Center. Born in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy on July 19, 1922, Antonio was raised and married in Italy before moving to the United States in 1959. He and his wife first settled in the North End of Boston before making their home in Wakefield in 1962 where they raised their family....
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Janet R. Cartmill

September 22, 2020

Janet R. Cartmill, age 99, formerly a long time Lynnfield resident, died Tuesday, September 22 in Orlando, Florida. Born in Boston on August 19, 1921 she was the daughter of the late Walter G. and Helen M. (Sibley) Rockwood. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Cartmill, Jr. She was the loving mother of John W. Cartmill of Virginia, Donald W. Cartmill of Oregon, and Richard A....
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Paul A. Richard

March 2, 1946 - September 13, 2020

Paul A. Richard, age 74, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Sunday, September 13 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Lynn on March 2, 1946 he was the son of the late Emmanuel and Jeanne (Melanson) Richard. Paul was raised in Stoneham and had attended St. Patrick School and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Lynn. He went on to receive his bachelor's degree from Boston...
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Delia M. Giuffre

September 14, 1923 - September 12, 2020

Delia Marie Giuffre, age 96, lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away surrounded by her loving family at her home on September 12, 2020. Delia was born on September 14, 1923 in Wakefield, MA. She was the eldest daughter of Giovanni and Maria (Roberto) DiSanto of Wakefield. Delia was preceded in death by her twin brothers Paul & Michael and sister Theresa (Rossi). Delia married Dominic ...
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Michael P. DeCecca

July 29, 1954 - September 9, 2020

Michael P. DeCecca, age 66, of Haverhill, formerly of Wakefield, died on Wednesday September 9 at The Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. He was born in Wakefield on July 29, 1954 and was the son of Ralph DeCecca and the late Barbara (Whitney) DeCecca. Michael grew up in Wakefield, and was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1973. He was a longtime foreman for the Wakefield Highway...
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Margaret J. Perks

February 17, 1926 - September 8, 2020

Margaret Jane (Stoddart) Perks, beloved Wife of the late Frank Cutting Perks of Stoneham died peacefully Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at her daughter's home in Derry, New Hampshire with her family by her side. Margaret was born in Atwood's Brook Nova Scotia on February 17, 1926, the daughter of the late SEA CAPTAIN Robert Gordon Stoddart and the late Lila Hazel (Atwood) Stoddart. Being the last...
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