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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

Laura Beth Levis

January 2, 1982 - September 22, 2016

Laura Beth Levis was a young, vibrant, funny, extremely beautiful and talented woman, who loved her friends, animals, hip food, good drink, scary movies, chilling out to favorite television shows, entertainment news, best-selling books, laughter, travel, cooking paleo recipes, lifting weights (and showing off her crazy biceps), writing and editing for Harvard Magazine and the Harvard Gazette,...
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Robert E. McCarthy

December 12, 1936 - September 20, 2016

Robert E. McCarthy, 79, of Everett and formerly of Melrose, died Tuesday, September 20 at the Wakefield Center. Born in Chelsea on December 12, 1936 he was the son of the late Jerome and Mary (Mahoney) McCarthy. Mr. McCarthy was born and raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School. He went on to receive his Bachelor's in Business from Boston College. Mr. McCarthy...
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Russell E. Fullerton

August 10, 1938 - September 18, 2016

Russell E. Fullerton, 78 of Lynnfield died at his home on Sunday September 18. Born in Stoneham, on August 10, 1938, he was the son of the late Edwin E. and Maxine (MacKenney) Fullerton. Russell was a graduate of Everett Vocational School. He was retired from Northeastern University. Russell was known for his wide smile and easygoing nature. He loved spending time with his grandchildren...
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Anthony A. Bucci

April 22, 1927 - September 14, 2016

Anthony "Tony" Bucci, 89, of Wakefield, died on Wednesday, September 14 at Winchester Hospital. Born in Winchester on April 22, 1927 he was the son of the late John and Ermelinda (Macinanti) Bucci. Mr. Bucci was a graduate of Winchester High School, Class of 1945. He was a retired Lieutenant from the Wakefield Police Department. Mr. Bucci was a World War II Army Veteran. He was a member...
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Dorothy M. Falite

September 15, 1930 - September 12, 2016

Dorothy M. Falite, 85, of Wakefield died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Monday September 12, in the home she had lived in for over 60 years. Born in Everett, on September 15, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ann (Dunn) Jamieson. Dorothy was raise in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School class of 1948. As a young woman she worked at...
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Stephen L. Putnam

March 2, 1942 - September 10, 2016

Stephen L. Putnam, 74, of Wakefield passed away Saturday, September 10 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was born in Plymouth on March 2, 1942 and was the son of the late Eleanor Putnam. Stephen was a lifelong Wakefield resident, and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1960. He was a retired exterminator, most recently working for Terminix. Stephen was a big Boston...
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Phyllis A. McGonagle

January 22, 1929 - September 10, 2016

Phyllis A. McGonagle, age 87, of Lynnfield died Saturday, September 10 in Lynnfield. She was born in Boston on January 22, 1929 and was the daughter of the late James and Katherine (Howe) Lapsley. She was raised in Brookline and Brighton and was retired from the former New England Telephone Company. She had been a Lynnfield resident since 1973 and had been a member of the Centre Club of Lynnfield...
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Robert L. Kelley

August 3, 1938 - September 9, 2016

Robert L. Kelley, of Wakefield died peacefully at home on September 9 after a long illness. He was born in Everett on August 3, 1938, the son of the late Frederic and Katherine (McCusker) Kelley. Mr. Kelley was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School. In pursuit of his lifelong dream to become an airline pilot, he held several jobs at a time to support his family while...
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Margaret Louise Markham

August 10, 1923 - September 9, 2016

Margaret Louise (Bragg) Markham passed peacefully into eternal life on Friday, September 9, 2016, at midnight. She leaves a legacy of loving kindness to all who shared her 93 years. Margaret was born in Berwyn, Illinois, on August 10, 1923, and was a resident of Lynnfield for the past 69 years. As a young woman, she moved with her family to South Bend, Indiana. She later attended the Chicago...
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Carol M. Moore

November 19, 1936 - September 6, 2016

Carol M. Moore, 79, of Reading died on Tuesday, September 6 at her residence. Born in Medford on November 19, 1936, she was the daughter of the late George L. and Pauline R. (Doran) Elliott. Mrs. Moore had been a resident of Reading for the past 21 years. She was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1954. Mrs. Moore was the founder and dance teacher of The Dance Studio of Wakefield...
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A. Yvonne Scott

September 1, 2016

A. Yvonne Scott, age 84, of Wakefield formerly of Lynn, died Thursday, September 1 at Winchester Hospital after a long illness. She was born on May 30, 1932 and was raised in Lynn, MA. She was the devoted wife of James M. Scott of Wakefield, MA who she met at Hill's Boathouse and Dance Hall on the shores of Wakefield's Lake Quannapowitt and married in Lynn, MA, on August 12, 1956. Yvonne...
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Francis A. White III

August 25, 1957 - August 31, 2016

Francis A. "Frank" White, III, age 59, of North Reading, formerly of Wakefield and Cape Cod, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 after battling Multiple Myeloma cancer for eight years. Frank was the son of Frank White, Jr. of Woburn and the late Martha (Flavin) White. He attended Woburn Public Schools and graduated from Bentley College. Most recently, he worked for the Wakefield Gas...
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Arlene Elizabeth Carpenter

July 13, 1926 - August 30, 2016

Arlene Elizabeth Carpenter passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, August 30 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Arlene was born on July 13, 1926 in Everett, the youngest of nine children of the late Mary and Frederick Fowler. She grew up in Everett and Malden and attended parochial schools, graduating from Cheverus High School in Malden in 1944 and later from...
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Eileen F. Cronan

May 15, 1950 - August 29, 2016

Eileen F. Cronan, 66, of Melrose formerly of Somerville, died Monday, August 29 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Malden on May 15, 1950 she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Foley) Spellman. Eileen was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Somerville, Class of 1968. She then went on to receive her nursing certificate from...
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Beatrice L. Byrnes

August 28, 2016

Beatrice L. Byrnes, 90, of Wakefield died on Sunday, August 28 at the Beaumont Nursing Center in Westborough. Born in Portland, Maine she was the daughter of the late Charles and Bessie (Cook) Seavey. Mrs. Byrnes grew up in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1944. She organized all the class reunions and had taught kindergarten at the Tall Spire, First Baptist...
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Anna M. Lucey

January 13, 1949 - August 26, 2016

Anna M. Lucey, 67, of Saugus died suddenly Friday, August 26 with family by her side. Born in Boston on January 13, 1949 she was the daughter of the late Albert and Margaret (Sliman) Smith. Anna was raised in Boston and was a graduate of Brighton High School. She then went on to attend Boston State where she took art classes, and also took the time to obtain her real estate license. Anna...
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Arthur J. Dischino

August 26, 2016

Arthur J. Dischino, 90, of Lynnfield died Friday, August 26 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Somerville on March 3, 1926 he was the son of the late Salvatore and Concetta (Defraia) Dischino. Mr. Dischino was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. At age seventeen he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. He served on the USS...
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Kathleen E. Crotty

August 31, 1953 - August 19, 2016

Kathleen E. Crotty, 62, of No. Reading, formerly of Somerville, died Friday August 19 at the Lynn Union Hospital. Born in Cambridge on August 31, 1953 she was the daughter of the late Philip and Elizabeth (Sharpe) Amero. Kathy was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1971. She had worked as a Medical Assistant for Harvard VanGuard. Kathy loved the...
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Mary R. Serino

August 18, 2016

Serino, Mary R. (Libby), Of Falmouth passed away peacefully on August 18, 2016 at the age of 96 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Albert A. Serino. Loving mother of the late Joseph Serino and his surviving wife Carol of California, the late Albert Serino and his surviving wife Mary Lou of Tewksbury, Louise O'Neil and her late husband William of Falmouth, Barbara Klash...
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George L. Austin

November 15, 1926 - August 17, 2016

George L. Austin, age 89 of Stoneham and formerly of Wakefield died peacefully surrounded by his family on August 17 in Melrose. Mr. Austin was born in Mattawamkeag, ME on November 15, 1926 and was the son of the late Bertrand and Julia B. (McDonough) Austin. Raised in Mattawamkeag, he graduated from High School there in 1944 and later graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 1951. He...
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Mary E. "Bunny" Vandewalle

September 1, 1926 - August 17, 2016

Mary E. "Bunny" Vandewalle, age 89 of Wakefield died Wednesday August 17 in Wakefield. She was born in Wakefield on September 1, 1926 and was the daughter of the late John and Ellen (Hourihan) Hurton. A lifelong Wakefield resident, she graduated from Wakefield High School, Class of 1944 and later from the Chandler School of Business. She was a member of Saint Joseph Church. Her most treasured...
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Michael A. Blais

January 21, 1978 - August 16, 2016

Michael A. Blais, 38, a lifelong Wakefield resident died Tuesday, August 16. Born in Boston on January 21, 1978 he was the son of Edmond J. Blais, Jr. and Gail E. (Strong) Blais of Naples, FL. Michael was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1996 and had received his Associate's Degree from Mass Communications College. He was employed as an irrigation specialist for Designer Lawn...
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Alfred J. Manfra

January 29, 1929 - August 16, 2016

Alfred J. Manfra, 87, of Wakefield passed away on Tuesday, August 16 at the EN Rodgers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. Born in Boston on January 29, 1929 he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Rose (Bertucelli) Manfra. Alfred was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School. Following high school, he served in the Marine Corp and Army during the Korean War....
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Noel J. Foster

May 5, 1921 - August 13, 2016

Noel J. Foster, 95 of Peabody died at his home on Saturday August 13. Born in Boston, May 5, 1921 he was the son of the late Noel C. and Annie (Dias) Foster. Noel was a graduate of Arlington High School. He served in the Marine Corp during World War II and Korea. He was retired from Sylvania in Waltham as a Purchasing Agent. Noel was a Member of the Wakefield Elks and St. Adelaide Parish...
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Andrew T. Frawley

May 9, 1967 - August 9, 2016

Andrew T. Frawley, age 49 of Brooklyn, NY and a former Lynnfield resident died accidentally August 9 in Alabama. He was born in Lynn, MA on May 9, 1967 and was the beloved son of Arthur J. Frawley, Jr. and Barbara (McGarry) Frawley of Lynnfield. Mr. Frawley was raised in Lynn and Lynnfield and was a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He spent his adult life traveling the...
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Gregg A. Sciaba

October 31, 1961 - August 8, 2016

Gregg A. Sciaba of Wayland, (formerly of Wakefield) passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the age of 54. Born on October 31, 1961 to Paul J. Sciaba, Sr. and Joan M. (Sampieri) Sciaba, Gregg was a graduate of Wakefield High School and the School of Science & Engineering at Merrimack College. A licensed Professional Engineer, Gregg was a technical expert...
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Lawrence J. McLaughlin

January 7, 1920 - August 7, 2016

Lawrence J. McLaughlin, age 96 a Retired Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army and former longtime Wakefield resident died August 7 in Colorado. He was born on January 7, 1920 and was the son of the late William and Bridget (Murray) McLaughlin. He was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. He later entered into service of the U.S. Army and retired with the Rank of Lt. Colonel. While...
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David M. Eldredge

June 12, 1955 - August 7, 2016

David M. Eldredge, 61, of Wakefield and formerly of Reading, died Sunday, August 7 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Winchester on June 12, 1955 he was the son of Phyllis M. (O'Donnell) Eldredge of Methuen, formerly of Reading and the late Clarence R. Eldredge. Dave was raised in Reading and was a graduate of Reading High School, Class of 1973. He had worked for Ace...
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Martin F. McMahon, Jr.

August 7, 2016

Martin F. McMahon, Jr., 94, of Lynnfield, died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at his residence. Born in Concord, NH on September 26, 1921 he was the son of the late Martin F. and Ida (Welch) McMahon. Mr. McMahon was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, 1939. In 1942, he joined the U.S. Army and served with a Military Police Unit in New Bedford. In November 1944, Martin was...
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Rosario J. Ventura

August 2, 1924 - August 6, 2016

Rosario J. Ventura, 92, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Sunday, August 6th at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Wakefield, August 2, 1924, he was the son of the late Joseph and Grace (Accolla) Ventura. Rosario was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1942. He served in the Army during WWII. Rosario was a retired communication consultant for the former New England...
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Daniel P. Lovett

August 29, 1934 - August 1, 2016

Daniel P. Lovett of Wakefield, passed away on August 1, 2016, just shy of his 82nd birthday. He was born in August 29, 1934 to the late Patrick and Julia (Sullivan) Lovett. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 56 years, Rita (Edmands) and their two daughters Rita Kelli Dengate and her husband Eugene of Wilmington, NC and Lauri A. Walker and her husband Michael of Wakefield. He was the cherished...
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Calvin P. Christopher

November 18, 1926 - July 31, 2016

Calvin P. Christopher, 89, of Wakefield died Sunday, July 31 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Wakefield on November 11, 1926, he was the son of the late Pasquale A. Christopher and Geneva (Pierleone) Christopher. Calvin was raised and educated in Wakefield. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps when he was just 17 years old. He trained on Guadal Canal, and was a High...
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Angelina Ruth DeCristoforo

July 11, 1913 - July 30, 2016

Angelina Ruth DeCristoforo, 103, of Wakefield, formerly of Revere, died July 30 at the Rosewood Nursing & Rehab Center in Peabody. Born in Boston on July 11, 1913 she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Marie (Lepore) Mannetta. Angelina had worked as a waitress for many years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed reading, singing, and Bingo, and was involved in all the activities at...
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Leslie Arnold Wood

July 26, 2016

Leslie Arnold Wood, 93, of Lynnfield, MA, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016. In Lieu of usual remembrances, memorial contributions may be made to PAWS of Wakefield Animal Shelter (http://pawswakefield.rescuegroups.org/) or Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog K9 Protection Vest Program (www.mavestadog.org). Services are private.
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Eileen R. Morrissey

February 2, 1925 - July 25, 2016

Eileen R. Morrissey, 91, of Lynnfield, formerly of Dennis, died Monday, July 25 at the Wingate Rehabilitation Unit in Reading, MA. Born in Providence, RI on February 2, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ellen (Grady) Russell. Mrs. Morrissey was a resident of Dennis, MA for 20 years before moving to Lynnfield, MA in 2007. She was raised in Rhode Island and was a 1942...
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Alfred J. Aucella

November 15, 1924 - July 21, 2016

Alfred J. Aucella, 91, of Wakefield, died Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Revere on November 15, 1924 he was the son of the late John and Pasqualina (Quaratta) Aucella. Mr. Aucella was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School. He later went on to graduate from Tufts University where he received his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering. He...
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Jacqueline H. Didio

October 29, 1923 - July 20, 2016

Jacqueline H. Didio, 92 of Lynnfield died July 20, at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born October 29, 1923 and was the daughter of the late Harry J. and Lillian (Everett) Williams. Mrs. Didio was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School and attended Kalamazoo University of Michigan. She had been a resident...
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Jean R. Falite

April 14, 1928 - July 19, 2016

Jean R. Falite, 88, a longtime resident of Wakefield died on Tuesday, July 19 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Everett on April 14, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Dunn) Jamieson. Jean was a graduate of Everett High School Class of 1946, She had been a Wakefield resident for over 60 years. Jean was a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament...
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Marion Greenleaf

July 18, 2016

Marion Greenleaf of Wakefield died July 18 in Wakefield. Marion was the beloved daughter of the late William and Mary (Splain) Jackson. She was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. She later lived in North Reading where she raised her family and had been a Wakefield resident since 1985. She was an active member of the Wakefield Senior Center and an avid Bridge player...
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John Didio, Jr.

April 8, 1954 - July 16, 2016

John Didio, Jr., of Lynnfield died on Saturday, July 16 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Lynn on April 8, 1954, he was the son Jacqueline H. (Williams) Didio of Lynnfield and the late John Didio. John had attended Lynnfield public schools before transferring to St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers. After graduating St. John's, he attended the University of New...
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Jeannie M. Stella

September 16, 1950 - July 15, 2016

Jeannie M. (Hawkes) Stella, 65, of Wakefield. Direct descendant of John Quincy Adams. Born in Lynn, MA to her mother Grace M. (LaPointe) Hawkes and father Albert Otis Hawkes. Jeannie's no-nonsense approach to finding the truth and solving life's problems was rooted in her strong Catholic (Christian) faith and the Bible. Jeannie's mother, who was a convert to Catholicism, taught her how to...
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William J. McCarthy

June 1, 1927 - July 15, 2016

William J. McCarthy, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died at his home on Friday, July 15th. Born in Boston, June 1, 1927. He was the son of the late Joseph and Julia (Connelly) McCarthy. Bill was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1945. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, the West Side Social Club, the Veterans of Foreign War, and the American Legion. Bill served in the Navy...
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James A. Adamczyk

July 23, 1924 - July 14, 2016

James A. Adamczyk, 91, of Wakefield, died Thursday, July 14 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Tewksbury on July 23, 1924 he was the son of the late John J. and Grace (Goodsnider) Adamczyk. Mr. Adamczyk was raised in Boston and later enlisted in the Merchant Marines and served during WWII. He had later worked for the Town of Wakefield Department of Public Works and was a retired foreman....
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James A. Roberto

October 31, 1950 - July 13, 2016

James A. Roberto, 65, of Wakefield and Florida, died accidentally on Wednesday, July 13. Born in Melrose on October 31, 1950, he was the son of the late James and Florence (Delviso) Roberto. James was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1968. He had worked as an insurance broker for Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company. Mr. Roberto is survived by his fiancée Elaine D'Ambrosio of...
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Alice Artzberger

July 12, 2016

Alice (Baumgart) Artzberger, age 90 died Tuesday July 12 at Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose. Alice was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and was also a former longtime resident of Greenville, PA, Framingham, MA and Ft. Myers, FL. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis G. Artzberger who died in 2004. She was dearly loved by her daughter Joan Barys and her husband Walter of Wakefield and their...
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Clara McGowan

September 30, 1920 - July 6, 2016

Clara (Cinquino) McGowan passed away peacefully at Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield at the age of 95 on Wednesday, July 6. She was born in Boise, France on August 30, 1920. She was the much-loved only daughter of the late Joseph Cinquino and Linda (Aglietta) Cinquino. She resided in Lynnfield most of her life. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 61 years, Mr. John G. McGowan. She...
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Warren J. Bowen

November 27, 1930 - July 6, 2016

Warren J. Bowen, 85, of Wakefield, formerly of Reading, Tewksbury, and Arlington, died Wednesday, July 6. Born in Medford, MA on November 27, 1930 he was the son of the late John and Margaret (Condon) Bowen. Warren was born and raised in Arlington, MA where he was a star baseball player. After high school, he had a short but successful minor league career with the St. Louis Cardinals...
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Jolene L. Tewksbury

July 5, 2016

Jolene L. Tewksbury, 31, of Lynnfield, wife of Brian R. Tewksbury and mother of Alayna L. Tewksbury and Eleanor C. Tewksbury, died of a sudden heart attack on Tuesday, July 5. She was the daughter of Susan L. Moran and Kevin J. Barry both of Falmouth. In addition she was loved as a daughter by Brian's parents, Barbara and Don Tewksbury of West Newbury. In addition, Jolene is survived by her...
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Gerard "Jerry" LeTourneau

December 9, 1925 - July 3, 2016

Gerard "Jerry" R. LeTourneau, 90, of Lynnfield passed away peacefully the morning of July 3, 2016. Born and raised in Manchester, NH, he was the son of the late Alphonse and Cecile (Beland) LeTourneau. He was the devoted husband of Phyllis LeTourneau of Lynnfield, loving father to Kathrine LeTourneau and her partner, Kathleen McGerigle, Deborah Bastable and her husband, Philip, of Hanover,...
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Barbara Blair

January 11, 1920 - June 30, 2016

Barbara Blair of Peabody, a former resident of Lynnfield died Thursday June 30 at Brooksby Village of Peabody. Born in Cambridge, January 11, 1920 she was the daughter of the late Albert and Alice (Lynch) Teeven. Barbara was a graduate of St. John High School in Cambridge and the University of Lowell. She move to Lynnfield in 1955 before moving to Brooksby Village in Peabody. Barbara...
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Robert W. Cerretani

March 14, 1939 - June 28, 2016

Robert W. Cerretani of Wakefield passed away June 28 in Wakefield at the age of 77. He was born on March 14, 1939 and was the son of the late Orlando Cerretani and Marion (Steeves) Cerretani. Robert was a graduate of Melrose High School and University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He had been a resident of Wakefield since 1965 and was an active...
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Claire F. McNeill

May 2, 1928 - June 26, 2016

Claire F. McNeill, 88, of Somerville died Sunday, June 26 at the Woodbriar Health Center in Wilmington, surrounded by her loving family and the wonderful staff at the nursing home who cared for her over the past five years. Born in Somerville on May 2, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Edward and Josephine (Carroll) Fitzgerald. Mrs. McNeill was raised in Somerville and was a graduate...
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Michael "Mike" Giannattasio

October 29, 1923 - June 24, 2016

GIANNATTASIO, Michael "Mike," age 92, of Malden and Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Friday 6/24. He was born on October 29, 1923 to Antonio and Angelina Giannattasio in East Boston. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Antonia (Marinelli) and his children: son Michael and his companion Kelly Callahan of Swampscott and ME; son Richard and his wife Ellen of North Reading; daughter...
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Peter David Dolan, Sr.

July 13, 1940 - June 24, 2016

Peter David Dolan, Sr., 75, of Wakefield died Friday, June 24 at the Care One Nursing Home in Lexington. Born in Stamford, CT on July 13, 1940 he was the son of the late Francis and Petronella (Purdy) Dolan. Mr. Dolan was raised in Stamford, Connecticut, and graduated from Stamford High School, attended St. Basil's College, and subsequently earned a Master's Degree in Personnel Management...
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John J. Sheehy

November 9, 1933 - June 24, 2016

John J. Sheehy, 82, of Wakefield, died Friday, June 24 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cambridge on November 9, 1933 he was the son of the late Mago J. and Mary A. (Curran) Sheehy. Mr. Sheehy was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1952. He then went on to graduate from Boston University in 1956. Mr. Sheehy served in the US Army...
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Marjorie J. McGuire

October 22, 1923 - June 23, 2016

Marjorie J. "Margie" McGuire, 92, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Thursday, June 23 at the Bear Hill Nursing Home. Born in Wakefield on October 22, 1923 she was the daughter of late Arthur and Mary R. (Doucette) McGuire. Margie was both raised and educated in Wakefield. She attended St. Joseph School and was a member of Saint Joseph Parish. She had worked as a former Seamstress for L...
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Raymond U. Osborne

June 21, 2016

Raymond U. Osborne "Ray," 87, of Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 21 at the age of 87. Ray is survived by his loving wife Esther (Cornwell). They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary, but their lifelong romance was much longer. Ray was a longtime resident of Wakefield and performed as the High School Principal for many years. He...
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Catherine L. Ogar

May 15, 1925 - June 21, 2016

Catherine L. Ogar, 91, of Wakefield died on Tuesday, June 21 at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading. Born in Lynn on May, 15, 1925 she was the daughter of the late John and Eleanor (Harney) Lemmon. Mrs. Ogar was a graduate of St. Mary's High School, Class of 1942 and Emmanuel College, Class of 1946. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1962 and was a member of St. Florence Parish in...
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Royal H. Evans, Jr.

September 5, 1927 - June 12, 2016

Royal H. Evans, Jr., 88, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Sunrise Assisted Living of Lynnfield. Prior to moving to Lynnfield in 2013, he resided in Wakefield, MA for over 50 years. He was the widower of Daune E. (Lindsay) Evans, who died in 2004 and with whom he spent 55 years of marriage. Roy was born in New Bedford, MA on September 5, 1927 and was the son of the late Royal...
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Audrey Ann Mancini

November 20, 1933 - June 9, 2016

Audrey Ann Mancini, 82, of Wakefield died on Thursday, June 9 at Wingate Family Hospice in Melrose. Born in Brooklyn, NY on November 20, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Pasquale Graziano and Domenica (Lombino) Graziano. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Mancini. She was the loving mother of Steven J. Mancini and Susan P. Lucey of Wakefield, John J. Mancini, Jr. of Saugus...
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David Hoffman

August 3, 1941 - May 28, 2016

David Hoffman, 74, of Wakefield died Saturday, May 28 at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington Virginia. Born in Malden on August 3, 1941, he was the son of the late Samuel and Charlotte (Singer) Hoffman. David was a graduate of the Malden Vocational High School. He spent his entire careers working in the automobile industry. Before retiring, he was most recently the Service Manager at...
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Josephine Cornetta

February 4, 1922 - May 28, 2016

Josephine Cornetta, age 94 of Wakefield died Saturday May 28 in Danvers. Mrs. Cornetta was born in Boston, MA on February 4, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Charles and Ida (Yalenti) Fagone. She was raised and educated in East Boston and had been a Wakefield resident since 1972. She was a member of Saint Joseph Parish of Wakefield. Mrs. Cornetta was the beloved wife of the late Angelo...
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Jeffrey C. Gallant

September 2, 1987 - May 27, 2016

Jeffrey C. Gallant, age 28 of Lynnfield died May 27 at NSMC in Lynn. He was born in Boston, MA on September 2, 1987 and was the beloved son of Gilbert A. and Catherine (Lorio) Gallant of Lynnfield. Jeff was a lifelong Lynnfield resident and a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 2006 and later from the Marine Mechanics Institute of Orlando, FL in 2008. He was an avid boater and fisherman....
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Marjorie A.L. Simensen

December 25, 1917 - May 25, 2016

Marjorie A.L. Simensen, 98, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, May 25 at Care One in Wilmington. Born on Exploits Island in Newfoundland, on December 25, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Chesley and Gertrude (Lilley) Miley. Mrs. Simensen was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1941 and was a member of the First Baptist Church...
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George Moses Ball

May 7, 1949 - May 25, 2016

George Moses Ball, loving husband, devoted father, and lifelong resident of Wakefield, Massachusetts, died unexpectedly at home on May 25, 2016, at the age of 67. George is survived by his loving wife, Anne (Cocivera) Ball, children, David Ball and his wife Andrea Warchol of Wakefield, Steven Ball and his wife Emily (Byam) of Plymouth, New Hampshire, and Cara Saw and her husband William of...
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Raymond Cerulo

May 16, 1950 - May 25, 2016

Raymond Cerulo, age 66 of Melrose and formerly of Wakefield died peacefully at Hallmark Health of Melrose on May 25, 2016. He was born in Needham on May 16, 1950 and was the beloved son of the late Marino and June (Seymour) Cerulo. Ray was a dedicated employee of Brandeis University for 45 years until his retirement in 2014. He enjoyed all Boston sports teams, doing his crossword puzzles and...
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Mary E. Senk

June 4, 1926 - May 25, 2016

Mary E. Senk, 89, of Lynnfield died on Wednesday, May 25 at the Union Hospital in Lynn. Born in Lynn on June 4, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Edmund and Anna (O'Neil) Barrett. Mrs. Senk was a graduate of Lynn English High School. She was an active member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Lynnfield. Mrs. Senk had enjoyed volunteering at both the Church and the School. She...
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Winston H. "Bud" Thomas

June 10, 1921 - May 24, 2016

Winston "Bud" H. Thomas, 94 of Wakefield died peacefully at Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield on May 24. Born in Williamsville, Vermont on June 10, 1921 he was the son of the late Charles R. Thomas and Lena A. Hill. He was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School and Tufts University where he earned a degree in electrical engineering. Following his academic pursuits, he enrolled in...
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William Paul Downing

June 29, 1926 - May 24, 2016

William Paul "Bill" Downing, 89, of Wilmington and formerly of Malden, passed away Tuesday, May 24th at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Malden on June 29, 1926 he was the son of the late John Michael and Hannah (Foley) Downing. Bill was a longtime resident of Malden. He was a graduate of Malden Vocational High School, Class of 1944 and he served in the U.S. Army...
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Margaret Mary Keller

April 4, 1930 - May 23, 2016

Margaret Mary Keller, 86, of Wakefield formerly of Charlestown and Somerville, died Monday, May 23 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, lovingly surrounded by her family. Born in Everett on April 4, 1930 she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Malone) Leahy. Mrs. Keller was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School, Class of 1947. She later moved to...
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Robert O. Murphy

April 28, 1941 - May 22, 2016

Robert O. Murphy, DMD of Lynnfield and formerly of Arlington, passed away early Sunday morning, May 22, at Hathorne Hill. He was the best friend and beloved husband of Linda (Mannix) and a loving and devoted father of Robin and Dr. W. Wesley Reed of Lynnfield and Suzanne and Chris Reilly of Marblehead. He was the cherished "Bibi" to his twin grandsons Lucas and Sheamus Reilly. Robert...
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Lewis "Lew" Budd

December 2, 1955 - May 22, 2016

Lewis "Lew" Earl Budd, 60 of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 22, 2016 following a long illness. Born in Revere, son of the late Irving Budd, he is survived by his wife, Stephanie, daughters Alexa and Sarah, son Marc, mother Bernice, brother Jeffrey and his wife Sheryl, several nieces and nephews, and many, many friends. Lew grew up in the Shirley Avenue neighborhood of Revere...
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Edwin A. Ericson

January 22, 1924 - May 18, 2016

Edwin A. Ericson, 92, of Lynnfield died on Wednesday, May 18 at the Rosewood Nursing & Rehab Center in Peabody. Born in Beverly on January 22, 1924, he was the son of the late Sven A. and Hilda (Markeson) Erickson. Mr. Ericson was a graduate of Beverly High School, where he excelled in academics, baseball, and high school band & orchestra. He then went on to attend Tuft's University where...
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Richard E. Sullivan

January 8, 1953 - May 16, 2016

Richard E. Sullivan, 63, of Newington, NH and formerly of Wakefield, MA died Monday, May 16. Born in Melrose on January 8, 1953 he was the son of the late Eugene R. and Anne T. (McGrath) Sullivan. Richie was raised in Wakefield, MA and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1971. After graduation he went on to attend Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He had been a...
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Philomena F. Lopes

August 8, 1928 - May 12, 2016

Philomena F. Lopes, 87, of Wakefield died on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the Wingate in Reading surrounded by her loving family. Born in Newfoundland, Canada on August 8, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Bartholomew and Catherine (Kilfoy) Walsh. Mrs. Lopes was the wife of the late Joseph Vincent Lopes. She is survived by her four daughters; Catherine Ann Smith and her husband Dale of...
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Arthur C. Funai

September 3, 1919 - May 12, 2016

Arthur C. Funai, 96, of Lynnfield died on Thursday, May 12 at the Union Hospital in Lynn. Born in Lynn on September 3, 1919 he was the son of the late Cesare and Norina (Conte) Funai. Mr. Funai was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1937. He had been a member of the Knights of Columbus Valladolid Council #70 of Lynn as well as a life member of the North Shore Old Car Club and the...
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Joseph Barberian

July 8, 1926 - May 11, 2016

Joseph Barberian, 89, a longtime Wakefield resident died Wednesday, May 11 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Lawrence on July 8, 1926 he was the son of the late George and Mary (Lollian) Barberian. Mr. Barbarian was raised in Chelsea and was educated in the Chelsea school system. He moved to Wakefield in 1973 and was a member of the Chelsea Elks Club. He had worked for Watertown...
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Leonard J. Duggan

October 16, 1924 - May 10, 2016

Leonard J. Duggan, 91, of Wakefield died on Tuesday, May 10 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Arlington on October 16, 1924 he was the son of the late John J. and Marion (Conlin) Duggan. Mr. Duggan and his wife Marilyn were graduates of Arlington High School. Class of 1942. He had retired from the New England Motor Rate Bureau after 46 years as the General Manager and Treasurer. Mr...
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Ryan S. Shaw

May 29, 1997 - May 9, 2016

Ryan Scott Shaw, of Wakefield, MA, passed into eternal peace on Monday, May 9, at the age of 18 after contracting bacterial meningitis. Born on May 29, 1997, Ryan was the beloved son of Scott and Joanne (Warchol) Shaw and the very dear brother of Connor and Madison Shaw, who will all miss him immeasurably. He was a member of St. Joseph Parish and attended St. Joseph School in Wakefield. ...
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Joyce C. Elliott

January 23, 1935 - May 8, 2016

Joyce C. Elliott, 81, of Wakefield died Sunday, May 8 in Melrose. Joyce was born in Manchester, NH on January 23, 1935 and was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Ruth W. (Lee) Chadbourne. She was raised in Manchester, NH and was a graduate of Manchester Central High School and she later attended Fisher Junior College of Boston. She was a long time active member of the Emmanuel Episcopal...
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Gloria M. Carrai

November 6, 1924 - May 7, 2016

Gloria M. Carrai, 91, died Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Woburn Nursing Center. Born in Woonsocket, RI on November 6, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Noella A. (Cartier) LeClair. Mrs. Carrai was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and was also a graduate of the Fay School of Boston. She was a teacher of Voice and Piano at...
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Nancy A. LeClair

May 19, 1948 - May 7, 2016

Nancy A. LeClair, 67 of Wakefield and formerly of Melrose died Saturday May 7 in Danvers, MA. She was born in Melrose on May 19, 1948 and was the daughter of the late Oscar and Eva (Welch) Larson. Mrs. LeClair was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School. She had been a Wakefield resident for the past 39 years. She is survived by her beloved husband of 45 years, Thomas J....
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Nancy E. Pasquale

February 15, 1927 - May 5, 2016

Nancy E. Pasquale, 89, of Stoneham and formerly of Wakefield, died Thursday evening May 5 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Mrs. Pasquale was born in Melrose on February 15, 1927 and was the beloved daughter of the late John and Frances Ciccarella. She was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. She and her late husband Louis owned and operated for many years the former...
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John W. Palmer

June 30, 1935 - May 3, 2016

John W. "Jack" Palmer, 80, of Wakefield, died Tuesday, May 3 at his home surrounded by family. Born in Somerville on June 30, 1935 he was the son of the late Thomas and Anna (O'Keefe) Palmer. Mr. Palmer was the husband of Regina (Croft) Palmer, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. He was the father of Michael Palmer and his wife Joanne of Pensacola, FL and Mia Ballou and her husband...
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Paul J. Comerford

May 20, 1931 - May 1, 2016

Paul Joseph Comerford, 84, of Wakefield, passed away on May 1, 2016 while surrounded by his loving wife Patricia and family. Paul, son of the late Delia and Maurice Comerford of Dorchester, was preceded in death by his brothers Matthias, Thomas and Robert. Paul proudly served his country in the United States Navy on board the USS Atka and the USS Elokomin, and was the honored recipient of The...
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Eric Carleton Logan

December 24, 1975 - April 30, 2016

Eric Carleton Logan, age 40, of Gaithersburg, MD, formerly of Wakefield, MA, passed away suddenly on April 30, 2016. Born on December 24, 1975 in Melrose, MA Eric was the beloved son of Carol (Parolski) Logan, of Reading, and the late Carleton Logan He was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1994. Eric graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Business...
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Alfonso Pinella

April 30, 2016

Alfonso Pinella, 91, of Lynnfield passed away April 30 in Danvers, MA. Mr. Pinella, a native of Peru, was born in Chiclayo on January 6, 1925 and was the son of the late Jose and Catalina Pinella. He came to the United States as a young man and went on to graduate from M.I.T. in 1966. During his working career he worked with NASA, Bell Laboratories and eventually retired from Lucent Technologies....
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John W. Hickey

April 29, 2016

John W. Hickey, 87, formerly of Wakefield, died Friday, April 29 at his home in Naples, Italy. Born in Wakefield on March 24, 1929 he was the son of the late Walter and Marion Hickey. John was the husband of Schatzi Mosca. He was the father of Paul, Stefano, and Eva Hickey. He was the grandfather of five. He is also survived by his sisters Marion and Audrey. He was predeceased by his...
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Gaetano Galli

August 10, 1926 - April 28, 2016

Gaetano Galli, 89, of Roslindale died Thursday, April 28 at the Salem Hospital. Born in Messina, Italy on August 10, 1926 he was the son of the late Biagio and Angelina Galli. Mr. Galli was raised in Italy before moving to the United States in 1967. He had worked as a mason and attended night school to learn English. He later worked for Instrumentation Labs of Watertown from where he...
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Peter Bedrosian, Jr.

February 20, 1951 - April 27, 2016

Peter Bedrosian, Jr., 65, of Lynnfield passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a year-long battle with glioblastoma. Born in Lynn on February 20, 1951, he was the son of the late Peter and Vergie (Manoogian) Bedrosian. Peter was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1969, and East Coast Aero Technical School. He worked as a...
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Angela M. Petrillo

April 20, 1928 - April 26, 2016

Angela M. Petrillo, 88 a longtime resident of Wakefield died at her home on Tuesday, April 26. Born in East Boston, April 20, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Nunzio and Carmella (Terranova) Lombardo. Angela was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of Fitton High School in East Boston. While in high school she excelled in academics and in the Drama Club, where she had many leading...
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Cynthia A. Mallett

June 4, 1951 - April 22, 2016

Cynthia A. Mallett, 64, of North Reading formerly of Wakefield died on Friday, April 22 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Melrose on June 4, 1951 she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Louise (Glynn) McCarthy. Mrs. Mallett was a graduate of North Reading High School, Class of 1969. She was the President of the Wakefield Arts and Crafts, a member of the Essex Needlework...
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Theresa A. Enos

March 14, 1926 - April 21, 2016

Theresa A. Enos, lifelong Wakefield resident, died with great dignity at her home on Thursday, April 21. Born in Wakefield on March 14, 1926, she was one of six children born to the late Susie (Evangelista) and Felice D'Alessandro. Theresa was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1943. Her classmates thought she would end up a detective as she loved reading mysteries. She loved...
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Raymond F. Grady, Jr.

June 21, 1935 - April 21, 2016

Raymond F. "Ray" Grady, Jr. 80 of Northwood, NH and formerly of Lynnfield, MA, a beloved husband, father and grandfather went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 21. Ray was born in Peabody on June 21, 1935 and was the son of the late Raymond Francis Sr. and Harriet (Lyons) Grady. Ray was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1953. He went on to receive his BS...
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William T. Carey

April 21, 2016

William T. Carey passed away at the age of 89 surrounded by his loving family on April 21, 2016. Born in Winthrop, MA to William A. Carey and Mary R. (Farley) Carey. Beloved husband of 64 years to Mary V. (Mahoney) Carey of Brooksby Village, Peabody, MA. Loving father to Denise Appleman (Jay) of Palm Harbor, FL; Ruthann Strong (Charles) of Townsend, MA; Janet Robichaud (William) of Reading,...
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William A. Teixeira

June 7, 1930 - April 20, 2016

William A. Teixeira, 85, of Wakefield died April 20 in Reading after a brief illness. Mr. Teixeira was born in Cambridge on June 7, 1930 and was the son of the late Prospero J. and Wilhelmina (Furtado) Teixeira. He was raised in Cambridge and had been a longtime Wakefield resident. He was retired from the H.P. Hood Company. Mr. Teixeira was the beloved husband of the late Lillian (Blatz). He...
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Ann E. DeSisto

November 27, 1934 - April 18, 2016

Ann E. DeSisto, 82, of Reading passed away Monday, April 19th at her home. She was born in Chelsea on November 27, 1934 and was the daughter of the late John E. and Myrtle (Rumson) Keats. Ann was raised and educated in Wakefield. She was a longtime bartender in the area and most recently worked at Knotty Pine in Everett. She enjoyed traveling and crossword puzzles. She was the loving...
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Mark R. Margiotta

April 8, 1931 - April 17, 2016

Dr. Mark R. Margiotta, of The Villages, FL, beloved husband of Pamela Margiotta, died suddenly on April 17, 2016 at the Leesburg Hospital. Mark was the son of Mark Margiotta and Evelyn Zarrella Margiotta. He was predeceased by his sister, Janet Gentile. He was born April 8, 1931 in Waterbury, CT. He graduated from University of Vermont Medical School, spent his internship and...
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Kevin E. Barry

May 5, 1949 - April 17, 2016

Kevin E. Barry, 66 of Lynnfield, formerly of Wakefield, passed away Sunday April 17, at his home. He was born on May 5, 1949 and was the son of the late Eugene Barry and the late Jean (Keeler) Barry. Kevin was a graduate of Winchester High School, Class of 1967. He served in the Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a Wakefield resident for 32 years before moving to Lynnfield. He was very...
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Virginia C. Martin

June 25, 1946 - April 17, 2016

Virginia C. Martin, age 69 of Wakefield died Sunday April 17 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Cambridge, MA June 25, 1946 and was the beloved daughter of the late John and Lillian (Fogerty) Cannon. Jini was raised in Watertown and Gloucester and was a graduate of Gloucester High School, Class of 1964 and later from Fitchburg State College, School of Nursing. She had a career of more than...
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