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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

Donna L. Hebert

September 3, 1959 - December 2, 2022

Donna L. Hebert, age 63, of Windham, NH formerly of Wakefield and Tewksbury, died Friday, December 2 at her residence, surrounded by family. Born in Everett on September 3, 1959 she was the daughter of Dorothy (Mueller) Chanley of Wakefield and the late Richard Chanley. Donna was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1977. She went on to graduate from...
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John B. Tredinnick

September 2, 1927 - December 1, 2022

John B. Tredinnick of Peabody, formerly of Wakefield, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully after a period of failing health at his residence at Brooksby Village on December 1, 2022 at the age of 95. John was born September 2, 1927 at 129 Pleasant St. in Wakefield, the son of the late Frank Alexander and Mary Louise Tredinnick. He was a member of the WHS Class of 1945 and served during WWII in...
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Edward M. Simpson, Jr.

May 21, 1939 - November 30, 2022

Edward M. Simpson Jr. age 83, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Wednesday, November 30 at the Lahey Clinic and Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Boston on May 21, 1939 he was the son of the late Edward M. and Katherine (Delaney) Simpson. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Burke) Simpson, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. He was the loving father of Edward M. Simpson III and his...
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James M. Scott

December 18, 1931 - November 28, 2022

James (Jim) M. Scott, age 90, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, died peacefully on November 28, 2022. Born on December 18, 1931, he was raised in Wakefield, MA and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1949. Jim was the loving husband of 60 years of the late Yvonne Scott. Jim was predeceased by his parents William D. Scott and Elena Scott, and his brother the late Sgt. Gerald F....
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Alice M. Fiore

November 27, 2022

Fiore, Alice M. (Pottie) age 76, from Wakefield, formerly of South Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on November 27, 2022. Alice was predeceased by her parents, Alice M. (Simons) Pottie and Arthur J. Pottie, her sisters Edna Hunter, June Welden and brothers Joseph "Sonny" Krocker and Arthur J. Pottie Jr. Alice was the beloved and cherished mother of Michelle M. ...
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Robert H. Bain, Jr.

March 29, 1946 - November 27, 2022

Wakefield- Robert H. Bain Jr., age 76, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Sunday, November 27, 2022. Bob was raised in Medford. He graduated from Medford High School in 1964, but he met the love of his life, June, while in junior high. They married in 1966 and moved to Wakefield to raise their family. In the 1970's, Bob owned Robin's Superette on North Avenue. He was also employed by Moving...
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Norman E. Canney

October 27, 1929 - November 26, 2022

Norman E. Canney, age 93 of Stoneham, died on Saturday November 26 at his home. He was born in Malden on October 27, 1929 and was the son of the late Elroy Carpenter and Pearle (Taylor) Canney. Norman grew up in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1947. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a Service Agent for American Airlines...
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William "Billy" Caton

November 26, 2022

William George "Billy" Caton of Wakefield, Massachusetts, passed away on November 26, 2022, after a brief illness. He was 79 years old. Billy – he rarely went by William – is survived by his wife, Phyllis Caton née Bryson; his sister Kathleen Lepore and her husband John; his sisters-in-law Bonnie-Ellen Bryson and Theresa Caton; nephew John Caton, Jr. and his wife Denise, his niece Cynthia...
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Joseph L. Puccio, Jr.

May 1, 1953 - November 25, 2022

Joseph L. Puccio, Jr. age 69, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died Friday, November 25 at the Royal Meadow View in North Reading after a lengthy illness. Born in Boston on May 1, 1953 he was the beloved son of Joseph L. Puccio Sr. and the late Jennie (Ruggieri) Puccio. Joseph was a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish of Wakefield. He was also a longtime member of the electrical...
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Domenico T. Grande

February 4, 1940 - November 23, 2022

Domenico T. Grande, age 82, a longtime Wakefield resident, passed away Wednesday, November 23 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Andali (Catanzaro) Italy on February 4, 1940, he was the son of Francesco and Maria (Ambrosi) Grande. Domenico arrived in the United States in 1957 at the age of 17 where he met and married the love of his life, Elisa (Pasquariello) in 1961. Domenico...
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Janet C. DiNanno

July 10, 1940 - November 22, 2022

Janet C. DiNanno, age 82, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Tuesday, November 22 at her residence, in the same way she lived her life, surrounded by love from many friends and family after a 9 year courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Born in Boston on July 10, 1940 she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Frances (Juliano) Sabbagh. Janet was raised in Everett and was a graduate...
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Susan E. Welsh

March 26, 1964 - November 19, 2022

Susan E. Welsh, age 58 of Wakefield, died on Saturday November 19 at her home. She was born in Seattle, Washington on March 26, 1964 and was the daughter of the late Dr. Kenneth S. and Sarah E. (Wiley) Welsh. Susan was raised in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School. She enjoyed a foreign exchange program in Hamilton, New Zealand during her junior year. Susan then attended...
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William Zarella

June 5, 1943 - November 19, 2022

William Zarella, age 79, passed away in his East Boston home of 44 years on November 19. He was the beloved son of the late Americo and Ruth (Powers) Zarella. He was dear brother of David Zarella and his wife Lillian of Melrose. Loving uncle of Marcie Zarella and her husband David Ruede and Daniel Zarella and his wife Renee, all of Melrose. Great Uncle of Joseph, Matthew, and Anthony. Bill...
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Barbara J. Spurr

August 23, 1935 - November 17, 2022

Barbara J. Spurr, 86, of Wakefield, died on Sunday, March 13th surrounded by her family. Born in Medford, MA, on August 23rd, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Judd Wyand and Helen (Mitchell) Wyand of Winchester, MA. Mrs. Spurr was raised in Medford and attended two years of college at Colby College in Lewiston, ME before transferring to Tufts University in Medford to study...
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Thomas J. Robbins

January 30, 1962 - November 13, 2022

Thomas J. Robbins, of Wakefield, 60, passed away on November 13 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital after a period of failing health. He was born on January 30, 1962. Thomas was the loving son of Ronald J. and Mary (Powers) Robbins of Wakefield, MA. He was survived by his sister, Susan Meuse and her husband Douglas of Freedom, NH, and his brother, Kevin Robbins and his wife, Catherine of...
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Robert E Lee

August 9, 1933 - November 11, 2022

Robert E. Lee, age 89 of Wakefield died Friday, November 11 in Wakefield. He was born in Malden, MA on August,9, 1933 and was the son of the late William E. and Muriel E. (McEwen) Lee. Mr. Lee was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School and later attended the M.I.T. General Electric Apprentice Program. He spent forty years as an Engineer at the General Electric Aircraft Engine...
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Stephen Edward Doyle

June 12, 1936 - November 11, 2022

Stephen Edward Doyle, 86, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, November 11, 2022. Born and raised in Wakefield, he was the son of Francis W. and Catherine A. (Dugan) Doyle. Steve attended Don Bosco Technical School in Boston. He served in the Naval Reserves during the Vietnam War, and married Gail Davidson of Braintree, Ma. in 1959. They remained in Wakefield, where they raised...
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Carolyn Ann Thomas

June 28, 1936 - November 11, 2022

Carolyn Ann Thomas, age 86, of Wakefield died Friday, November 11 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Wakefield on June 28, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Michael and Frances (Dececca) Santoro. Carolyn was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. Her life's work was rooted in her love for helping people. She owned Carolyn's Place, a business that...
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Gertrude (Legge) Shea

February 2, 1926 - November 10, 2022

Gertrude (Legge) Shea of Stoneham, MA and Naples, FL, passed away peacefully November 10, 2022 at 96 years of age. As she was throughout her life, she was surrounded and comforted by the love of her children, Philip Shea and Jackie Moore of Bridgewater, MA, Patricia Shea and Maria Zamudio of Santa Cruz, CA, Mary L. Shea of Milbridge, ME, Betty and Bruce Preisner of Hampton, NH, John J. Shea and...
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William A. "Billy" Hankard, Jr.

November 2, 1953 - November 9, 2022

William (Billy) A. Hankard Jr., of Wakefield, died on Wednesday November 9, surrounded by his loving family. He was a great man, loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, friend, and coach. He was born in Chelsea on November 2, 1953 and was the son of the late William A. Hankard Sr. and A. Muriel (Bradley) Hankard. Billy grew up in East Boston, MA, later moving to...
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George Robertson

October 1, 1929 - November 9, 2022

George Robertson, of Wakefield, died on Wednesday November 9 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Medford on October 1, 1929 and was the son of the late George J. and Viola (Hussey) Robertson. George grew up in Medford, MA graduating from Medford High School in 1947. He immediately enlisted into the Army and served as an M.P. After an honorable...
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Elaine M. Gianino

January 23, 1937 - November 9, 2022

Elaine M (Barry) Gianino, 85, of Danvers, formerly of Lynnfield, died peacefully on Wednesday November 9, 2022, at her home. Born in Stoneham on January 23, 1937 she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Murphy) Barry. She was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, class of 1955. Upon her marriage to her husband John, she moved to Lynnfield where she...
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Ann (Reynolds) Leverette

November 7, 2022

BILLERICA, Ann (Reynolds) Leverette of Billerica, formerly of Stoneham and Wakefield, passed away at her home on November 7, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Mary "Josephine" (Morin) and Frank Reynolds and sister to the late Muriel Kelleher, the late Jean Schappert and the late David Reynolds. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Leverette, Jr. She is survived by her...
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Neil Richard Podolsky

December 21, 1946 - November 7, 2022

Neil Richard Podolsky, age 75, of Natick and former longtime Wakefield resident, died November 7 at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Everett on December 21, 1946 he was the son of the late Abram and Anne (Cohen) Podolsky. Neil was raised in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1967. He had been a Wakefield...
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Roberta "Robin" Mandile

March 28, 1941 - November 6, 2022

Roberta "Dolly" "Robin" (Adair) Mandile ~Lynnfield, Ma Robin J. (Adair) Mandile passed away peacefully on November 6th at the age of 81 surrounded by loved ones after a long illness. Robin was the beloved wife of 51 years of the late Thomas Michael Mandile, Jr. Robin is survived by those whom she considered her greatest gifts: her son Robert (Bob) Mandile and his wife Jennifer of Lynnfield,...
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Florence "Anne" Cotter

August 17, 1936 - November 5, 2022

Florence "Anne" Cotter, 86, of Seabrook, NH formerly of Wakefield died on November 5 at her residence. Born in Malden on August 17, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Florence (Murphy) Cotter. Anne had retired from NYNEX and had also worked at CVS in Wakefield and Seabrook. She enjoyed her travels to Florida, Hawaii, and the Canadian Rockies. Anne also enjoyed reading,...
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Ralph T. Perkins, Jr.

October 31, 1935 - November 4, 2022

Ralph T. Perkins, Jr (Peter) Ralph T. Perkins, Jr (Peter) of Lynnfield, MA passed away peacefully on November 4, 2022 at the age of 87. He joyfully celebrated his 87th birthday on Halloween with two flavors of ice cream and surrounded by his wife, children, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren. Ralph was born in Winchester, MA to Ralph T. Perkins and Eva Roberts Perkins. He attended...
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Anthony M. Bajgot

November 3, 2022

Anthony M. Bajgot, age 87 ("Tony"), passed away peacefully at home with his wife and daughter by his side on November 3, 2022. Born in Cambridge, MA, he was the son of the late Teofila and Michael Bajgot and was the youngest and last surviving child of eight children. Tony graduated from Rindge Technical School in Cambridge, then joined the Navy where he became a construction electrician and a...
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Walter G. Creedon

June 24, 1927 - November 3, 2022

Walter G. Creedon of Wakefield died Thursday, Nov. 3, at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was 95. Walter was born on June 24, 1927, in Medford, Mass., the son of the late John and Irene Creedon. He grew up in Arlington, Mass., attending the local schools. He left Arlington High in his senior year and joined the US Coast Guard in 1945 as World War II was coming to an end. After the...
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Gadar Abkarian

November 2, 2022

Gadar Abkarian went home to be with Jesus on November 2, 2022 after a long, stubborn and courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his wife Pamela, his daughter Michelle Koper, brother Ropen, sisters Minerva, Maral and many other family and friends. Gadar once said- "I'm not a snob. I just like nice things and think highly of myself." He was never too shy or too humble...
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Virginia M. Chirichetti

March 20, 1933 - October 30, 2022

Virginia M. Chirichetti, age 89 of Wakefield died October 30, 2022 in Melrose. She was born in Malden, MA on March 20, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Augustus and Eva Snow. She was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School and later from the Whidden Hospital School on Nursing in Everett where she served for forty years. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1966 and...
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Helen May (Elo) Munroe

January 26, 1934 - October 30, 2022

Helen May (Elo) Munroe, age 88, of Lynnfield passed away peacefully on Sunday October 30, 2022 at the Atrium Dementia facility in Danvers ma where she resided this past year. Born in Melrose, Ma on January 26, 1934, to Waino and Selma Elo, who immigrated to this country from Finland. She was the youngest of 3 daughters and was a graduate of Melrose High School. Shortly thereafter she met and...
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Robert E. McNulty

October 27, 2022

Robert E. McNulty, 71, of Malden, formerly of Wakefield passed away Thursday, October 27th at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, the same place of his birth, after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was the son of the late Dr. John and Annette (Griffin) McNulty. Robert was retired from the Mass DOT. He graduated from Wakefield High School, Cape Cod Community College and the University of...
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John Patrick McGonigle

October 27, 2022

John Patrick McGonigle, age 84, ("Mac"), passed away peacefully at home on October 27, 2022. John was born to John McGonigle and Anna Gallagher in Everett, Massachusetts, in 1938, the oldest of seven children. He attended Malden Catholic High School and was a proud member of the 1956 undefeated football team. He then attended Boston College with his future wife, Andrea Boyadgis. John and...
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Gordon E. Perks

September 7, 1959 - October 26, 2022

Gordon E. Perks, age 63, of Stoneham, died October 26 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH after a period of failing health. Born in Melrose on September 7, 1959 he was the beloved son of the late Frank C. and Margaret (Stoddart) Perks. He was the loving brother of Susan E. Demers and her late husband Kevin of Derry, NH. He was the adoring uncle of Amanda M. Demers of...
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Herbert H. McLaughlin

November 1, 1936 - October 26, 2022

Herbert H. McLaughlin, age 85, a longtime resident of Lynnfield died Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Born in Somerville on November 1, 1936 he was the son of the late Arthur and Margaret (Coughlin) McLaughlin. Mr. McLaughlin was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1955. He was also a graduate of Northeastern University School of Criminal Justice. Mr....
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William J. Yeo

January 14, 1957 - October 25, 2022

William J. "Bill" Yeo, age 65, of Lynnfield, passed away Tuesday, October 25 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a short illness. Born in Everett on January 14, 1957 he was the son of the late John Patrick and Genevieve L. (Tobin) Yeo. Bill was born and raised in Everett and was a graduate of the former Pope John High School. He had been employed by Petro Fuel Company of Chelsea...
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Michael A. Modica

November 13, 1925 - October 24, 2022

Michael A. Modica, 96, of Wakefield, MA, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2022. Mike was born in Wakefield on November 13, 1925, to Michele and Josephine (Ciacera) Modica. At 17, Mike enlisted in the Army Air Corps. At 19, his B-17 was shot down over Eastern Europe, and Mike was reported Missing In Action for 42 days. His long career with the U.S. Department of Defense included...
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Kathleen Gagnon

October 23, 2022

Kathleen Claire Gagnon (McCarthy) Of Natick, formerly of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully on October 23 at the age of 85. Born in Lynn MA to Helen (Rooney) and Charles McCarthy, Kay attended St. Joseph Elementary and graduated from St. Mary's High School with her beloved class of '55. She earned her teaching degree in 1959 and her Masters degree in 1974 from Salem State College. Kay...
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Janis P. Reed

January 17, 1947 - October 23, 2022

Janis P. Reed (Dydzulis/Malone), known as Didi to all, passed away peacefully on October 23 at home after a fierce battle with cancer. Janis was born in Somerville, MA to Stanley and Lena Dydzulis. She met the love of her life, Richard Malone, married and had 3 daughters settling first in Reading and then in Wakefield. She found great joy in her career as a nurse but even more joy in her...
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Joyce E. Hart

April 17, 1939 - October 21, 2022

Joyce Elizabeth Hart, age 83 of Middleton, died on Friday October 21 at the Masconomet Rehab Center in Topsfield. She was born in Malden on April 17, 1939 and was the daughter of the late Ernest and Lucille (Cate) Conti. Joyce grew up in Greenwood and Wakefield Massachusetts. She was a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1957. Following high school, she graduated from the Chandler...
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Claire Mary Goodwin

October 20, 2022

Claire Mary Goodwin age 48 formerly of Wakefield Ma. passed away in her sleep at her residence in Winchester Ma. October 20th. Claire was the loving mother of two children: George Jr. of Saugus and Andrea (Ali) Goodwin of Sarasota, Fl. She was the daughter of and is survived by Elizabeth and Joseph D'Arcangelo, long time residents of Wakefield Ma., her brother Joseph D'Arcangelo and wife Julie...
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Barbara A. Warchol

March 29, 1935 - October 20, 2022

Barbara Ann (Lynch) Warchol, of Winchester, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 20, at the age of 87. She died peacefully, surrounded by family, after a brave struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Born on March 29, 1935, Barbara was the only child of John J. and Margaret A. (Sullivan) Lynch. Born and raised in Woburn, MA, Barbara graduated with the Woburn High School class of 1952,...
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Charlotte R. Lane

June 2, 1932 - October 20, 2022

Charlotte R. Lane, 90, of Wakefield, passed away on Thursday, October 20. Born in Lynn on June 2, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Alice (Bryant) Briggs. Charlotte was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1949. A resident of Wakefield for the past 60 years, Charlotte worked for General Electric in Lynn, Crosby & Associates Tax Preparation in Reading, and...
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Mary S. Sweeney

November 25, 1935 - October 20, 2022

Mary S. Sweeney, age 86, a Wakefield resident for the past 59 years, died Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 25, 1935 she was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Laura F. (McQueeney) Sullivan. Mary was a graduate of Emmanuel College, Class of 1957 and she continued to support her alma mater throughout...
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Alwyn Van Cor

October 2, 1922 - October 17, 2022

Alwyn Florence (Taggart) Van Cor, age 100, a longtime Wakefield resident, concluded an admirable and active life and passed away peacefully on October 17, 2022. She was born at home on October 2, 1922, in Malden and was the daughter of Frederick James Taggart and Margaret Maunder Curtis Taggart. She was the wife of the late Wallace Irving Van Cor. She was raised in Melrose and was a 1941...
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Joan Theresa Keegan

June 25, 1933 - October 15, 2022

Joan Theresa Keegan, age 89, of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield, died Saturday, October 15 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Boston on June 25, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary A. (Balboni) Gould. Joan was raised in East Boston and had been a longtime Wakefield resident until recent years found her living in Stoneham. She was an avid reader and had a great love for...
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Barbara Ann Cadogan

June 17, 1952 - October 15, 2022

Barbara Ann Cadogan, 70. A lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Saturday, October 15th at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Beverly on June 17, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Bruno and Linda Pierotti. Mrs. Cadogan was a graduate of Nazareth Academy in Wakefield and was a retired longtime payroll specialist for the Town of Wakefield. Barbara was an active member of the Most...
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Trudi Murphy

August 27, 1939 - October 15, 2022

Trudi Murphy, age 83, of Wakefield, formerly of Belmont and West Peabody passed peacefully at home on Saturday October 15, 2022 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Melrose on August 27, 1939 she was the daughter of Duncan and Reta (Johnson) Miller. Trudi was raised and educated in Belmont, MA and was a graduate of Belmont High School, 1957. She was a member of the...
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Susan A. Dingle

July 17, 1952 - October 15, 2022

Susan A. Dingle passed much too soon. She passed peacefully with her loving family by her side on Saturday, October 15th. Sue was born on July 17, 1952 in Everett to William and Shirley Durie. Susan is survived by her soulmate of 35 years, Norman. Devoted mother and best friend to her adoring children, Erik (wife Martha) and Nikole (significant other Nick). Youngest sister to her best friend...
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Jane H. Kelley

June 22, 1948 - October 15, 2022

Jane (Hurton) Kelley, age 74 of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, died on October 15 at the Residences at Pearl Street in Reading. She was born in Melrose on June 22, 1948 and was the daughter of the late Thomas G. and Margaret (Sullivan) Hurton. Jane was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1966. She was a graduate of Suffolk University, and was retired...
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George R. "Mac" McCarthy

February 28, 1933 - October 14, 2022

George R. "Mac" McCarthy, 89 years old, of Lynnfield, October 14th. Beloved husband for 64 years of the late Janice (Russell) McCarthy. Dear father of Diane Carey and her husband, Bruce, of Andover, Dawn of Lynnfield, and George, Jr., and his wife, Nancy, of Lynnfield. Mac grew up in Revere and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School. He worked for his family business, McCarthy...
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Patricia L. Rainville

April 19, 1937 - October 10, 2022

Patricia L. Rainville, age 85, of Wakefield died Monday, October 10 at the Lawrence General Hospital. Born in Medford on April 19, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Alphie and Mable (Newell) Saulnier. Patricia was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School. She was a longtime Wakefield resident and was a member of St. Florence Church. Patricia had most recently been...
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Eleanor M. Long

December 16, 1934 - October 9, 2022

Eleanor M. "Sissy" Long, age 87, of Wakefield, died Sunday, October 9, 2022 after a period of failing health at the Brightview Senior Living Center, surrounded by her family. Born in Somerville on December 16, 1934 she was the daughter of the late John F. and Eleanor M. (Leary) Gover. Eleanor was raised in Malden and was a graduate of the former Girls Catholic High School. She had worked...
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Michael A. Cappotto

March 31, 1961 - October 8, 2022

Michael A. Cappotto, age 61, of Wakefield died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 8 at his residence. Born in Lynn on March 31, 1961 he was the son of the late Alfred P. and Rose (Rodriguez) Cappotto. Michael was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. He has been a Wakefield resident since 1995. He had worked for the city of Lowell School Department for many years...
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Neil L. Fanjoy, Sr.

January 4, 1945 - October 8, 2022

Neil L. Fanjoy, Sr., affectionately known as "Farmer," a lifelong Wakefield resident died Saturday, October 8 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a period of failing health. Mr. Fanjoy was born on January 4, 1945 and was the son of Chester and Olive (Merrill) Fanjoy. Mr. Fanjoy was raised and educated in Wakefield and was a member of the Wakefield Lions Club for more than 25 years...
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Sharon Lee Hubbard

January 15, 1951 - October 6, 2022

It is with somber hearts that we announce the death of Sharon Lee Hubbard, of Wakefield, who peacefully passed away at the age of 71, this past Thursday, October 6, 2022. Born in Woburn on January 15, 1951 she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Violet (Anderson) Fanjoy. Sharon was raised in Woburn and was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1969. Following her high school...
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Susan M. Murphy

February 19, 1953 - October 5, 2022

Susan M. Murphy, age 69, of Wakefield died on Wednesday October 5 peacefully at her home. She was born in Cambridge on February 19, 1953 and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Nancy (MacGillivray) Doiron. Susan was a dedicated Nurse for many years. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Her cottage in Nova Scotia, Canada held a special place in her heart. She will be...
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Mary J. Tropeano Brosnahan

July 1, 1939 - October 4, 2022

Mary Jane Tropeano Brosnahan died suddenly October 4, at Winchester Hospital. Born July 1, 1939 to the late Benjamin and Jeannette Tropeano, Mary grew up in Wakefield, MA and maintained meaningful friendships in the community her entire life. Mary, always the life of the party, could be easily recognized by her remarkable laugh and brilliant smile. A stranger to no one, Mary made the...
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Marie Lorraine Mathews

April 19, 1930 - October 1, 2022

Marie Lorraine Mathews, age 92, a longtime Lynnfield resident, died Saturday, October 1 at the Academy Manor Nursing Home in Andover. Born in Medford on April 19, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Ferdinand D. and Ellen F. (Brennan) Bates. Marie was raised and educated in Winchester and graduated from Winchester High School and received her associates degree from Mount Ida College....
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Eva L. Reed

September 30, 2022

Reed, Eva L. (Aliberti) of Norwood, Sept 30. Wife of the late Russell Reed. Step-mother of Dawn Loftus of FL. Sister of the late Alvino, Luigi, James, John & Roger Aliberti and Jennie Marino, Rose Liotine, Eda Antonellis, and Antoinetta Busheme. Also survived by 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren: as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main...
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Erika L. Williams

September 28, 2022

It is with great sadness that the family of Erika Lynne Williams announce her unexpected passing on September 28th, 2022. Erika was only 36 years old and will be forever remembered. Erika was the beloved daughter of Robin (Spiriti) Williams of Swampscott and Robert T. Williams and his wife Terri of Wakefield. In addition to her parents, Erika is survived by her cherished daughters, Bella and...
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David Dumais II

April 5, 1984 - September 25, 2022

We are deeply saddened to share the passing of David Dumais II, of Stoneham MA. He passed away on September 25, 2022, at the young age of 38, after succumbing to injuries obtained while riding his motorcycle. David was a jovial and eternally loving husband, son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend. He shared his love of gaming, cars, firearms, and motorcycles with anyone who would listen. He...
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Adam P. McKeever

February 3, 1983 - September 24, 2022

Adam P. McKeever, age 39, of Lynnfield, died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 24. Born in Boston on February 3, 1983 he was the beloved son of Philip P. McKeever and Paula A. Russo of Lynnfield. He was the cherished brother of Sean M. McKeever and his wife Kerri of Winchester. He was the loving uncle to Liam, Colin, and Dillon McKeever. Adam is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins,...
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Kenneth J. Cataldo, Jr.

June 3, 1964 - September 23, 2022

Kenneth J. Cataldo, Jr. age 58 of Topsfield, formerly of Wakefield, died Friday, September 23 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Melrose on June 3, 1964 he was the beloved son of Kenneth J. and Ellie T. (Rogers) Cataldo of Belleview, FL. Ken was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1983. He had been the General Manager of Colonial...
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Diane Salvato

September 21, 2022

Diane Salvato, 59 of Wakefield passed away on Wednesday September 21, at the Brigham & Women's Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer and was surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Laurence and Rosalie (Amico) Wiswall. Diane was a graduate of Peabody High School class of 1981. She was a Wakefield resident for many years. She worked as an...
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Anna M. Pitman

October 20, 1947 - September 21, 2022

Anna Maria Pitman (Gelsomini), of Wakefield, died Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2022, at Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Born in Capestrano, Italy on Oct 20, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Irma (Colasacco) Gelsomini. Anna was the beloved wife of Fredrick Pitman of Wakefield, loving mother of Craig Pitman (Jama) of Beverly, Jeffrey Pitman of Wakefield, and Jason Pitman of Wakefield. She...
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Rosemary B. Collins

March 30, 1940 - September 21, 2022

Rosemary B. Collins, age 82, of Wakefield passed away peacefully on September 21, 2022, at the Bear Hill Healthcare Center, Stoneham, MA Born in Malden, March 30, 1940, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Goncz) McNeil. Rosemary was raised in Everett; she was a graduate of Malden Girls Catholic High School class of 1958. She met the love of her life during high school and...
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George "Tim" Roberto

February 20, 1928 - September 20, 2022

Tim Roberto died peacefully on 20 September 2022 at Windrose Assisted Living in Woburn surrounded by his family. He was the son of Amelia Ippollito Roberto and John Roberto. Tim was a life-long resident of Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1945. He was a great athlete; played Varsity football for three years, co-captained the football and captained the hockey teams...
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Walter A. Olson, Jr.

October 28, 1951 - September 20, 2022

Walter A. Olson, Jr., 70, of Cape Coral, Fla. died Tuesday, September 20 at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, surrounded by loved ones. Born in Somerville on October 28, 1951, he was the son of the late Walter and Elizabeth (Kehoe) Olson. He later moved to Wakefield, where he was a member of the WHS class of 1969 and met his wife of 51 years, Caryl J. (Stewart) Olson. Wally,...
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Nina Falite

June 7, 1927 - September 17, 2022

Nina Falite, 95, peacefully passed away on September 17, 2022, surrounded by her entire family. Nina was born in Everett in 1927, where she grew up alongside her late sister and brother, Gloria Falite and Francesco Ruggiero. Nina was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph A. Falite. Shortly after they were married, Nina and "Joe" became part of the "Watertown Gang" and cultivated...
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Robert F. DeRoche

July 5, 1935 - September 14, 2022

Robert F. DeRoche, age 87 of Saugus, died on Wednesday September 14 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was born in Melrose on July 5, 1935 and was the son of the late George and Janet (McLaren) DeRoche. Robert was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. After high school, he went to Bridgeton Academy in Maine for a postgraduate year before enrolling at the...
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Barbara Ann Hoffman

June 26, 1944 - September 12, 2022

Barbara Ann Hoffman, age 78, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Monday, September 12 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Boston on June 26, 1944 she was the daughter of the late Arthur G. and Mary Caroline (James) Kierstead. Barbara was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1962. She was known by all to be a "people person," and for many years worked...
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Ellen Anne Patterson

June 25, 1946 - September 12, 2022

Ellen Anne Patterson, 76, of Wakefield died on Monday, September 12 at her residence. Born in Lynn on June 25, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Anne (Hendry) Kaese. Mrs. Patterson was raised in Swampscott and was a graduate of Swampscott High School, Class of 1964. She had been a Wakefield resident for over 50 years and had retired from the Wakefield Public Schools in the...
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Laura S.C. Segal

May 6, 1956 - September 10, 2022

Laura S.C. Segal, age 66 of Wakefield died Saturday September 10 in Melrose. Born on May 6,1956, the daughter of the late Antonio and Mabel (Rios) Agcaoili. She was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School. She had been a Wakefield resident for the past 30 years and was a member of Saint Florence Church. She was retired from the U.S. Federal Court House in Boston...
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Agnes Catherine "Micki" O'Brien

November 11, 1948 - September 10, 2022

Agnes Catherine "Micki" O'Brien, age 73, of Wakefield died peacefully Saturday, September 10 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Born at the Naval Air Station in Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada on November 11, 1948 she was the daughter of the late George Thomas and Anne Jane (Wholley) Craig. Micki was raised in Salem, MA and was a...
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Vincent J. Carisella

July 17, 1927 - September 8, 2022

Vincent J. Carisella, age 95, of Wakefield died September 8 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Salem, MA on July 17, 1927 he was the son of the late James Vincent Carisella and Rose (Minigill) Hurwitz. Vincent was raised and educated in Wakefield. At the age of 16, he enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served the country aboard the USS Westmoreland, the first ship to...
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Arline Joan Hulskamper

April 1, 1944 - September 4, 2022

Arline Joan Hulskamper, age 78, of Middleton, died peacefully Sunday, September 4 at the Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody after a long illness. Arline was born in Winthrop on April 1, 1944 to the late William G. and Alba F. (Monello) Hulskamper. She was raised in Melrose and was a proud graduate of Melrose High School Class of 1961. In the 70's she lived in Wakefield and was a member of...
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Nancy (Labadini) Frenzo

May 7, 1957 - August 31, 2022

Nancy Frenzo (Labadini), age 65, of Reading died on August 31 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Somerville on May 7, 1957 and was the daughter of the late Francis and Lydia (DiVasta) Labadini. Nancy was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. She had been a Reading resident for 36 years. Nancy was a retired Executive Administrator for Raytheon in...
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C. Charles Klapes

May 1, 1927 - August 28, 2022

C. Charles Klapes of North Andover died on August 28, 2022. He was born in Wakefield on May 1, 1927. He was the son of the late Charles J. and the late Aphrodite (Petropoulos) Klapes. Mr. Klapes was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Tufts University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was a resident of Lynnfield for 48 years until 2011. He...
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Edward H Stanley, Jr.

March 13, 1927 - August 27, 2022

Edward H. Stanley, Jr. (Tony), age 95 and a long-time resident of Wakefield and a former resident of Reading, MA, passed away on Saturday August 27th surrounded by his family, at his home. He was the loving father of Donna Whalen and her husband Michael of Salem, NH, Mark Stanley and his Wife Valerie of Tewksbury, MA, Alan Stanley and his wife Kylee of Wakefield MA, and Annette Stanley of...
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Hazel H. Croxon

July 29, 1939 - August 26, 2022

Hazel H. Croxon, of Lynnfield died peacefully Friday, August 26th at Alliance Health at Rosewood in Peabody. She was 83 years old. Born in Edmonton, London UK, she was the daughter of the late William and Winifred (Whiting) Hurst. Hazel graduated high school in 1955 and went on to graduate from Hornsey Arts College of London in 1957, emigrating with her young family to the USA in 1967. She was...
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Judy Valentine Berkal

May 15, 1923 - August 26, 2022

Recording artist and children's television performer Judy Valentine (Berkal), a well-known personality from the Golden Age of Television in Greater Boston, passed away on August 26 at the age of 99. Born Norma Baker in Boston in 1923, as a youth she lived with her family in Lowell. In the 1940's she worked at radio station WEEI as a secretary where she met – and later married – disc jockey...
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George R. Smith, Jr.

May 7, 1952 - August 25, 2022

George R. Smith, Jr. of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on August 25 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a courageous battle with heart disease. Born in Winchester, MA on May 7, 1952 he was the son of the late George R. and Mary F. Smith. George is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ruth Ann (Conway) Smith; his son Joseph R. and his wife Kristen of Tewksbury, MA; his...
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Jayne M. Alfano

April 25, 1948 - August 24, 2022

Jayne M. Alfano, age 74, a resident of Amesbury died on Wednesday, August 24th at High Pointe House in Haverhill. She was born in Buffalo, NY on April 25,1948, a daughter of the late Fred and Harriet Alfano. Ms. Alfano grew up in Buffalo, NY and graduated from Kensington High School in 1966. After earning a Bachelor's degree from Colby College and a Master's degree from Bentley College,...
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Frances M. Giamarco

June 10, 1935 - August 22, 2022

Frances M. Giamarco, aged 87, a long-time resident of Wakefield, peacefully passed on August 22nd, surrounded by her loving family. Frances was born and raised in Patterson Creek, West Virginia. She moved to Washington, DC, to work, where she met her husband-to-be, Dr. Louis Giamarco. They were married 62 years. While living in Washington, Frances modeled for Time Magazine, National...
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Mary K. MacLaughlin

September 15, 1923 - August 22, 2022

Mary K. MacLaughlin, age 98, a longtime Wakefield resident died Monday, August 22 at the Greenwood Nursing Home in Wakefield. Born in Wakefield on September 15, 1923 she was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Aphrodite (Petropoulos) Klapes. Mary was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1941. Raising her own family in Wakefield, Mary was a stay-at...
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Loretta M. McCarthy

May 28, 1931 - August 21, 2022

Loretta M. McCarthy passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, August 21st. Loretta leaves sons John J. McCarthy Jr. and his wife Leah of Wakefield and Michael P. McCarthy and his companion Cathe Mustone of Gloucester. She was the loving Nana to her 6 grandchildren: Andrew, Patrick, Joseph, Megan, Jack and Grace and was the loving longtime companion to Finton "Mo" Mohyde of...
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Alisa J. Cardone

January 31, 1985 - August 21, 2022

Alisa J. Cardone age 37 of Wakefield died Sunday August 21 in Burlington. She was born in Quincy, MA on January 31,1985 and was the beloved daughter of Loretta (DelMonaco) Cardone of Wakefield and the late Antonio Cardone. She was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 2003 and later from Regis College where she studied Radiologic Technology. In her youth she...
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Robert L. Couture

November 26, 1946 - August 20, 2022

Robert L. Couture, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died Saturday, August 20, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. The husband of Maureen T. (Keeley) Couture, he was 75 years old. Born in Everett on November 26, 1946, Bob, as he was affectionately known, was one of six children born to the late Francis Xavier and Anne J. (Donnelly) Couture. Bob grew up in Melrose and loved going on...
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Joan M. Sawyer

March 16, 1933 - August 19, 2022

Joan M. Sawyer, age 89 of Tewksbury and a former longtime Lynnfield resident died peacefully at home on Friday, August 19th with her daughters Carol and Lisa at her side. She was born in Everett, MA on March 16, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Elmer and Florence (Pettitt) Kenison. She was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School in 1951. Mrs. Sawyer worked for many years at...
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James F. Simmons

August 11, 1934 - August 18, 2022

James F. Simmons, of Lynnfield died on Thursday August 18 at his residence. Born in Boston on August 11, 1934, he was the son of the late Earl and Alice (Brice) Simmons Mr. Simmons was a graduate of Medford High School. He had been a resident of Lynnfield for over 40 years. Mr. Simmons served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a retired truck driver for the...
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Carol A. Cerullo

March 6, 1938 - August 17, 2022

Carol A. (Henry) Cerullo, age 84 and long-time resident of Wakefield, passed away on Wednesday surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Cerullo. Loving mother of Karen and her husband Paul Caruso of New Hampshire and grandmother of Ashley and her husband Michael Bracken. Daughter of the late Earl and Anna (Swangren) Field. She is also survived by her foster family the Brown's...
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Regina Mary Matthews

July 27, 1939 - August 17, 2022

Regina Mary (Bartolomucci) Matthews, 83, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, August 17, after a long illness at Winchester Hospital. She was born in Malden, MA on July 27, 1939, daughter of the late Raymond and Emily (Nigro) Bartolomucci. Regina was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School in 1956. She earned her bachelor's degree from the New England Conservatory in 1960, where she...
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Sandra L. Johnson

November 7, 1945 - August 13, 2022

We regret to announce the sudden passing of Sandra "Sandi" Johnson on Saturday August 13, 2022 while at her home in Wells, ME. Sandra was born on November 7, 1945 in Revere, MA to Ralph and Shirley Eager. In 1967 she married William H. Dam of Malden, MA. Several years after Williams tragic passing in 1973, she met her current husband of over 40 years, Norman O. Johnson of Randolph, MA. ...
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Josephine L. Macera

August 23, 1933 - August 13, 2022

Josephine L. Macera, age 88 of Peabody, formerly of Lynnfield, died on Saturday August 13 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. She was born in Boston on August 23, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Alfonso and Concetta (Prestandrea) Guarnaccia. Josephine was born and raised in the North End. She was a talented seamstress and a very caring mother and grandmother. She loved to...
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M. Arlene Lightbown

August 11, 2022

M. Arlene Lightbown (Smith) passed away on August 11, 2022, at her home in Wakefield, MA. If you'd seen her that day or for that matter any day after her 100th birthday on January 11, she would have told you she's almost 101. It was around her mid nineties that she declared that "when she got old" she would get a dog. And that's really how Arlene lived her life, aging but never really getting...
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John E. Rodgers, Jr.

August 10, 1945 - August 8, 2022

John E. Rodgers Jr., age 76 of Milton, NH, formerly of Everett, Billerica, and Medford, died on Monday August 8 at the Royal Meadow View Nursing Home in North Reading. He was born in Cambridge on August 10, 1945, and was the son of the late John and Ruth (Hill) Rodgers and brother of the late Dorothy Rodgers. John graduated from Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School in 1963. He bravely...
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Maria Rose Scanzillo

January 2, 1931 - August 8, 2022

Maria Rose Scanzillo, age 91, of Reading, formerly of Everett and Saugus, died Monday, August 8 at The Residence at Pearl Street. Born in Boston on January 2, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Rosaria (Chiaramotta) Brangiforte. Mrs. Scanzillo was raised and educated in South Boston. She went on to the Catherine Gibbs Business School and had worked as an executive secretary...
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Theresa E. Yulling

January 11, 1935 - August 7, 2022

Theresa E. Yulling, 87, of Lynnfield, died on Sunday, August 7 at the Life Care Center of the Northshore in Lynn. Born in New York, New York on January 11, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Csoma) Yulling. Ms. Yulling was a Registered Nurse, and started her career in New York City where she grew up. She moved to Lynnfield in 1969 and worked at Lahey Clinic...
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