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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

Carmella A. Vinchesi

January 25, 1922 - November 25, 2020

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

August 9, 1927 - November 20, 2020

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

September 21, 1930 - November 18, 2020

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

February 25, 1943 - November 16, 2020

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

March 6, 1956 - November 11, 2020

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

November 25, 1927 - November 10, 2020

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

December 17, 1935 - November 7, 2020

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

May 21, 1932 - November 6, 2020

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

August 1, 1947 - November 2, 2020

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

July 17, 1938 - November 1, 2020

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

August 10, 1930 - October 31, 2020

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

August 1, 1930 - October 30, 2020

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

December 29, 1944 - October 29, 2020

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

May 14, 1926 - October 28, 2020

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

April 26, 1953 - October 27, 2020

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

January 14, 1929 - October 27, 2020

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

January 23, 1921 - October 24, 2020

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

October 27, 1932 - October 23, 2020

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

June 21, 1938 - October 22, 2020

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

February 27, 1956 - October 22, 2020

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

October 20, 2020

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

February 9, 1934 - October 20, 2020

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

April 19, 1979 - October 18, 2020

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

December 20, 1948 - October 17, 2020

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

March 27, 1938 - October 17, 2020

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

March 1, 1926 - October 16, 2020

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

October 16, 2020

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

December 27, 1925 - October 13, 2020

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

November 30, 1954 - October 9, 2020

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

December 2, 1936 - October 5, 2020

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

July 26, 1928 - October 4, 2020

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

November 9, 1940 - October 2, 2020

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

May 30, 1936 - October 1, 2020

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

April 4, 1939 - September 29, 2020

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

February 18, 1971 - September 26, 2020

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

May 4, 1935 - September 25, 2020

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

July 19, 1922 - September 25, 2020

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

September 22, 2020

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

March 2, 1946 - September 13, 2020

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

September 14, 1923 - September 12, 2020

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

July 29, 1954 - September 9, 2020

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

February 17, 1926 - September 8, 2020

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

May 19, 1922 - September 8, 2020

Andrew J. Vinchesi, age 98, of Reading died peacefully at his home on Tuesday September 8. He was born in Malden on May 19, 1922 and was the son of the late John R. and Rose (Agneta) Vinchesi. Andrew was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1940. After High School, he joined the Navy and was a decorated Pilot during WWII. Andrew was a retired Captain of...
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Arnold P. Chirichetti

October 23, 1933 - September 7, 2020

Arnold P. Chirichetti, 86 of Wakefield died at his home on Monday September 7. Born in Malden October 23, 1933 he was the son of the late Angelo and Eva Chirichetti. Arnold was a graduate of Malden High School and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Arnold was a retired vice president from John Hancock Life Insurance Company. He...
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Mary Ishkanian

May 26, 1928 - September 6, 2020

Mary Ishkanian, beloved sister, aunt, and great aunt, died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on September 6, 2020 at the age of 92. Born May 26, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Herand and Ardemis (Missirlian) Ishkanian. Mary grew up in Lynn, Massachusetts and was a 1946 graduate of Lynn English High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Emerson College, a Masters of...
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Lydia E. DiNanno

June 28, 1936 - September 5, 2020

Lydia E. DiNanno, 84, of Wakefield, died on Saturday, September 5 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in Everett on June 28, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Evelyn (Cincotti) Senibaldi. Mrs. DiNanno was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1950. She had been a Wakefield resident for the past 58 years. Mrs. DiNanno was a life member of the...
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Susan A. Connell

February 11, 1941 - September 4, 2020

Susan A. Connell, 79, of Lynnfield, died on Friday, September 4 at the Tuft's Medical Center in Boston. Born in Hyannis on February 11, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Eleanor J. (Howland) DeCosta and stepdaughter of the late John DeCosta. Susan was a graduate of Barnstable High School, Class of 1959. She was a retired pre-school teacher in Reading and Lynnfield. Susan enjoyed...
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John K. "Jack" Erban III

August 26, 1955 - September 2, 2020

Dr. John "Jack" K. Erban III, of Wakefield, died on Wednesday. September 2 at his home. Born in Boston on August 26, 1955, he was the son of the late John K. Jr., and Najla (Maloof) Erban. Dr. Erban was a graduate of Brooks School, Class of 1973, Harvard University, Class of 1977, and Tufts University School of Medicine, Class of 1981. He completed residency and chief residency at the...
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Josephine C. Doherty

March 19, 1929 - August 31, 2020

Josephine C. Doherty, age 91 of Hampstead, NH formerly of Stoneham, MA passed away peacefully Monday August 31, 2020 at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. She was born on March 19, 1929 and was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Heath) Brown. Josephine was a graduate of Everett High School, class of 1947, and attended Middlesex Community College in Bedford, MA. She was a longtime Stoneham...
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Philip Eugene Gates

July 20, 1947 - August 30, 2020

Philip Eugene Gates, age 73, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Sunday, August 30 at the Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody. Philip was born on July 20, 1947 and was the beloved son of the late Harold B. and Ella B. (Tyler) Gates. He was a 1970 graduate of New Hampshire College of Accounting and Commerce. His late aunt, Myrtle Tyler was a constant source of strength...
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Barbara A. White

November 21, 1931 - August 30, 2020

Barbara A. White, age 88 of Peabody, formerly of Wakefield, died on Sunday August 30 at the Windsor Place in Wilmington. She was born on November 21, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Michael T. and Florence (Sipione) Guttadauro. Barbara was a lifelong Wakefield resident. She was a graduate of Wakefield High School, and the Katharine Gibbs School. Barbara was retired from The Wakefield...
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Charles R. "Crow" Anderson

July 25, 1943 - August 30, 2020

Charles R. "Crow" Anderson, 77 a Lifelong resident of Wakefield died peacefully Sunday August 30, after a brief illness at Sunrise of Lynnfield. Born in Winchester, July 28, 1943 he was the son of the late Herbert D. (former selectman) and Rita (McInnis) Anderson. Charlie was raised and educated in Wakefield. He was a member of the Bricklayers and Masons Union Local #12 of Lynn, and also...
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Rosemary A. Robertson

June 14, 1932 - August 28, 2020

Rosemary A. Robertson, age 88, of Wakefield, died Friday, August 28 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Boston on June 14, 1932 she was the daughter of the late Earl and Catherine (Hampe) Nickerson. Mrs. Robertson was raised in Quincy and Dorchester and was a graduate of Hyde Park High School. She had also attended Boston University. A longtime Wakefield resident for 63 years, she...
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Robert W. White

May 23, 1950 - August 25, 2020

Robert W. White May 23, 1950 ~ August 25, 2020 (age 70) "Bob" passed away after a one-year battle with pancreatic cancer on August 25, 2020 in Naples, FL. He is survived by his wife Cathy and their son Rob and his wife Jennifer from Litchfield, NH, their son Brian and his partner Kelly McKenna from Wakefield, MA, his brother Jim from Naples, FL and his sister Patti and her spouse Jean...
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Harriet M. Holt

September 4, 1926 - August 25, 2020

Harriet M. (Michelfelder) Holt of Lynnfield, age 93, a member of a well-known local family died Tuesday, August 25 at her residence in Lynnfield surrounded by her family. Harriet was born in Philadelphia on September 4, 1926 and was the beloved daughter of the late Erwin and Martha Michelfelder. Harriet was raised in Philadelphia and later met her husband there after which they made their...
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Phyllis S. Senier

August 11, 1941 - August 23, 2020

Phyllis S. Senier, age 79, a longtime Reading resident, died Sunday, August 23 at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Cambridge on August 11, 1941 she was the daughter of Feliks and Sophie (Szatawski) Hitron. Raised and educated in Cambridge, Phyllis loved her city. She worked for 30 years as a secretary in the intensive care unit at Winchester Hospital. Later she worked as a...
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Sally L. Simpson

February 6, 1946 - August 23, 2020

Sally L. Simpson, 74, of Wakefield, formerly of Stoneham, died on Sunday, August 23 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Everett on February 6, 1946, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Helen (Tracy) Smith. Mrs. Simpson was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1964. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1979. Mrs. Simpson was a retired typesetter for Addison Wesley...
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Janet L. Flanagan

January 16, 1935 - August 21, 2020

Janet L. Flanagan, 85 a lifelong resident of Wakefield died at Brudnick Center of Peabody. Janet was born in Lowell, MA January 16, 1935 and was the daughter of the late William and Bertha (Lewis) Miller. She was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1953 and Fisher Junior College class of 1955. Nothing gave her more joy than being with her family whether it was attending their...
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Robert "Bob" E. O'Connor, Jr.

April 2, 1961 - August 21, 2020

Robert (Bob) E. O'Connor, Jr., 59, passed away at Brigham & Women's Hospital on August 21st, surrounded by his heartbroken family after a courageous battle with melanoma. Family meant everything to Bob and he was always happiest spending time with Carolyn and their three boys - Ian, Kyle and Brice. Together Bob and Carolyn built their boys a loving home and a childhood brimming with joyful...
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Nicholas P. Giacalone

July 23, 1934 - August 20, 2020

Nicholas P. Giacalone, age 86, of Wakefield, died on Thursday August 20, at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers. He was born on July 23, 1934 and was the son of the late Paul and Esther (Puglisi) Giacalone. Nicholas was a graduate of Gloucester High School, Class of 1952. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was the longtime owner and operator of Cape Ann Landscaping Inc....
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Henry Gregorio

June 5, 1934 - August 16, 2020

Henry Gregorio, 86, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Wakefield on June 5, 1934, he was the son of the late Angelo and Marie (DeGenarro) Gregorio of Avellino, Italy. Mr. Gregorio was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1952, and Wentworth Institute, Class of 1956. He was a retired cost estimator for A.M. Gregorio &...
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Ruth Mary Moser

February 2, 1929 - August 16, 2020

Ruth Mary Moser, age 91, of Wakefield died Sunday, August 16, at the Winchester Nursing Center. Born in Milwaukee, WI, on February 2, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Otto H. and Clara (Pilny) Moser. Though born in the United States, Ms. Moser was raised and educated in Switzerland and returned to this country as a young woman. She was employed for many years as a mechanical engineer...
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Peter John Cerrone

June 9, 1943 - August 14, 2020

Peter John Cerrone, formerly of Wakefield and Peabody, passed away on August 14th, 2020 in his home, surrounded by family, following a long battle with cancer. He was the devoted husband of Joan (Lombardi) Cerrone with whom he shared 45 years of marriage. Born in Wakefield, he was the son of the late Peter and Catherine (Lumia) Cerrone. He attended Wakefield High School and served in the...
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Lianna C McDougall

June 25, 1990 - August 7, 2020

Lianna C. McDougall, (Flanagan), 30, of North Reading died on Friday, August 7 at her residence. Lianna was born in Boston on June 25, 1990 and was the cherished daughter of Donald B. and Jan R. (Cerretani) Flanagan. Lianna was raised in North Reading and was a graduate of North Reading High School. She later attended Salem State College. She worked as a freelance make-up artist. She was...
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Iola Stewart

April 22, 1925 - August 7, 2020

Iola Stewart, (Sava), age 95 of North Reading and formerly of Wakefield died Friday August 9 in North Reading after a long period of failing health. Iola was born in Wakefield on April 22, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Antonio and Antonia (Micalet) Sava. She was raised and educated in Wakefield and had been a member of the First Baptist Church. She had worked for Welling Alloys,...
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Ronald T. Romanelli

July 18, 1950 - August 1, 2020

Ronald T. Romanelli , age 70 of Wilmington passed away on Saturday, August 1 at the High Pointe House in Haverhill. He was born in Winthrop on July 18, 1950 and Ron was the only child of Edith (D'Avolio) and Carmen Romanelli. Ron was a longtime resident of Stoneham before moving to Wilmington. He was a member of the Crystal Community Club in Wakefield for over 40 years. He was the...
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George E. Barnard

April 29, 1945 - July 29, 2020

George E. Barnard, age 75, of Malden, formerly a longtime Wakefield resident, died Wednesday, July 29 at his residence. Born in Medford on April 29, 1945 he was the son of the late Benjamin J. and Lorraine M. (Fermoyle) Barnard. George was raised and educated in Wakefield and had served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He was an avid fisherman, enjoying the sport all...
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Luca Cresta

June 30, 1930 - July 28, 2020

Luca Cresta: June 30, 1930 – July 28, 2020 Born in Castelfranci Provence of Avellino, Region Campania, Italy. At the age of 21 he moved with his family to a bigger farm in Province of Pisa, Region Tuscany. Here he worked on the farm; worked general construction and served in the Italian army. He got married to Concetta Raffaele and later came to the United States. He first worked in a...
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Geraldine A. Lee

March 21, 1933 - July 27, 2020

Geraldine A Lee, 87 of Wakefield, died on Monday, July 27 at her residence. Born in Boston on March 21, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Agnes (Burke) Musgrave. Mrs. Lee was a graduate of Howe High School in Billerica and Burdett College of Business. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1958. Mrs. Lee had retired from the Wakefield Animal Hospital as an Office Manager...
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Katherine "Kitty" Re

November 26, 1931 - July 26, 2020

Katherine "Kitty" A. (Sawicki) Re age 88 of Lynnfield, formerly of West Peabody, born in Boston on Thursday November 26th 1931 died on Sunday July 26th 2020. Kitty passed away surrounded by loved ones in her Lynnfield home after a short yet brave battle with lung cancer. Unfortunately, treatment was not an option for Kitty, so coming home to the comfort and care of her family was all she wanted....
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Joanne A. Piselli

January 10, 1943 - July 23, 2020

Joanne A. Piselli, 77 a longtime resident of Wakefield died at her home on Thursday July 23. Born in Somerville January 10, 1943 she was the daughter of the late Russell J. and Margaret (Vitale) Piselli. Joanne was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. She was a retired Marketing Manager for Verizon. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling around the world. ...
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Carol S. Carter

July 23, 1936 - July 22, 2020

Carol S. Carter, age 83, a longtime Lynnfield resident, died Wednesday, July 22 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Lima, Ohio on July 23, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Lowell K. and Zelma (Brower) Shaffer. Mrs. Carter was raised and educated in Delphos, Ohio. She received her bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and her master's degree...
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Mark D. Dalton

January 20, 1967 - July 22, 2020

Mark D. Dalton 53, of Wilmington formerly of Wakefield died on Wednesday, July 22 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Mark was born in Melrose on January 20, 1967 and was the son of Joan (Castagnino) Dalton of Woburn and the late Richard Dalton. Mark was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1986. He was an avid comic book collector and enjoyed anything...
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Kevin M. Butler

January 30, 1954 - July 19, 2020

Kevin M. Butler, 66, of Wakefield died on Sunday, July 19 at his residence. Kevin was born in Melrose on January 30, 1954 and was the son of Doris M. (Walton) Butler and the late Francis R. Butler. Kevin was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1972. He was a longtime employee of the Wakefield School Department and was a member of St. Florence Church...
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John J. Murray, Jr.

March 9, 1951 - July 18, 2020

John Joseph Murray, Jr. M.D. of Andover, formerly of Chelmsford and Norwich, VT, died Saturday, July 18 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Stoneham on March 9, 1951 he was the son of the late John Joseph and Mary E. (Sheldon) Murray. John was born and raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1969. He spent his undergraduate years at...
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Jeanne Marie Delory

August 10, 1930 - July 15, 2020

Jeanne Marie (Bowen) Delory, 89, of West Harwich, formerly of Wakefield, passed away surrounded by her loving family at her home that she loved on the Cape on July 15, 2020. She was the widow of the late F. Leo Delory, to whom she was married for 52 years. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on August 10, 1930, Jeanne Marie was the daughter of the late M. Joseph and Veronica (Sullivan) Bowen. ...
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Anne G. Stelluto

December 5, 1916 - July 9, 2020

Anne G. Stelluto, a longtime resident of Lynnfield, died Thursday, July 9 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 103 years old. She was born and raised in Newark, NJ and she was the daughter of the late Anthony F. and Rose (Luciani) Gengo. After graduating high school, she worked as a secretary for several years. During the WWII era, Anne and her sisters were writing...
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Matthew Patrick Kelley

November 13, 1942 - July 9, 2020

On Thursday, July 9, 2020, Matthew Patrick Kelley, loving partner to Janet Bringola, and father of two sons, Sean and Michael, passed away at the age of 77 in the comfort of his home and supported by family and hospice care. Matt was born in Arlington, Massachusetts on November 13, 1942, son to William and Theresa (Diggins) Kelley, brother to William, Robert, Thomas, Daniel, James, Charlie,...
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Donald R. McInnis

May 11, 1935 - July 7, 2020

Donald R. McInnis, 85, of Wakefield died, Tuesday, July 7 at the Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Haverhill. Donald was born in Malden on May 11, 1935 and was the son of the late Claire R. McInnis and was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy L. Gervais whom he married in October of 2014. He was the cousin of Claire Coffey and her late husband Andrew and their son Richard of Maine. He...
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Joan E. Mitchell

July 7, 2020

Joan E Mitchell Of Lynnfield and Naples, Florida passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 7, 2020. She was the beloved wife of Daniel R. "Bob" Mitchell of Lynnfield formerly of Winthrop, Massachusetts. Born in Jamaica Plain, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Helen (Sheehan) Connor. Joan was the devoted and loving mother of Daniel R. Mitchell Jr. (Sue), Jane E Mitchell and Susan Keene ...
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Kristina M. Lee

May 3, 1977 - July 7, 2020

Kristina M. Lee, age 43 of Wakefield died July 7 accidentally. She was born in Melrose, MA on May 3, 1977 and was the beloved daughter of Jo-Ann Taibbi and Robert M. Lee. She was a lifelong Wakefield resident and attended local schools here. She was a loving mother to her children and enjoyed painting, flowers, taking pictures, spending time by the lake and the music of Fleetwood Mac. In...
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Lois C. Tamer

October 8, 1929 - July 7, 2020

Lois C. Tamer, 90, of Wakefield died at High Pointe House in Haverhill on Tuesday, July 7. Born in Wakefield on Oct. 8, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Vito and Ruth (Jackson) Christopher. She was the wife of the late A. William Tamer and is survived by her son John Tamer of Wakefield; daughter Elizabeth and her husband Brian Doherty of Tewksbury; daughter in-law Bridie Tamer of...
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Ernest J Mattia

March 21, 1949 - July 6, 2020

Ernest J. Mattia of Lynnfield passed away suddenly on July 6, 2020. Ernie was raised in East Boston and was the son of the late Ernest J. and Michelina (Sasso) Mattia. He was the beloved husband of Susan (Kilgore) Mattia of Lynnfield, whom he met at the University of Massachusetts Boston in Italian class. Their mutual interest in the language and culture led to their love and marriage of...
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Sandra A. Goodwin

October 17, 1969 - July 6, 2020

Sandra A. Goodwin, 50 of Niantic, CT formerly of Wakefield passed away following a brief illness on Monday July 6, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in New London, Connecticut surrounded by loved ones. Born in Melrose, October 17, 1969 she was the daughter of Richard J. and Joan M. (Ahern) Goodwin of Wakefield. Sandra was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1987. Throughout high school...
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Margaret M. McGregor

April 4, 1938 - July 5, 2020

Margaret M. McGregor, age 82, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Sunday July 5th at her home. She was born in Wakefield on April 4, 1938 and was the daughter of the late Percy C. and Lillian (Baril) McWhinnie. Margaret was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1956. She was a retired cafeteria worker at Wakefield High School and also worked at the former Colonial Spa in...
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Charles M. Rollins

November 26, 1953 - July 5, 2020

Charles M. Rollins, 66, of Wakefield, died on Sunday, July 5 surrounded by his family at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. Born in Malden on November 26, 1953, he was the son of the late Charles and Marie (Cassie) Rollins. Charlie was a graduate of Pope John High School in Everett, Salem State College and earned his master's degree from Suffolk University. He was a retired...
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Ida Helen Corriere

August 11, 1927 - July 5, 2020

Ida Helen Corriere, 92, of Lynnfield, formerly of Everett, died peacefully on Sunday, July 5 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Everett on August 11, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Maria (Falcucci)Dieso. Ida was raised and educated in Everett and worked for the Everett School System. Ida was the wife of 45 years to the late Salvatore Corriere. She...
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Antoinette Ferraro

September 20, 1919 - July 4, 2020

Antoinette Ferraro, one of Wakefield's Centurions passed away on Saturday the 4th of July. Antoinette was born in Wakefield on September 20, 1919 to the late Concetto and Paulina (Sampiere) Giuliano. Antoinette was a proud, lifelong resident of Wakefield. She graduated from Wakefield High School class of 1937. She was the founder and owner of the former Powder Puff Beauty Salon in Melrose...
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Sophie A. Campinell

June 5, 1934 - July 1, 2020

Sophie A. Campinell, age 86, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Born in Arlington, MA on June 5, 1934 she was the daughter of Xenophon Gounaris and Helen (Deleyanis) Gounaris. Sophie (Sophia) lived in Somerville, MA, where she met the love of her life Frank (Campi) Campinell, at a high school football game. Sophie and Frank were married for 66 years until...
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Paul H. Delaney

May 28, 1955 - June 30, 2020

Paul H. Delaney, age 65, of Wakefield passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on June 30, 2020. Born in Chelsea on May 28, 1955 and raised in West Peabody, Paul was the son of the late William J. and Pauline E. (Peach) Delaney. Paul was a loving father to his daughter Lauren P. McIsaac and her husband James of Salem, NH, and his son Justin M. Delaney and his wife Sandra of...
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Janice A. McCarthy

June 7, 1934 - June 29, 2020

Janice A. (Russell) McCarthy, of Lynnfield, MA, on June 29th, passed away peacefully, in her home and with her family, after a courageous bout with cancer, in her 86th year. Born in Dracut, MA in 1934, to Samuel and Hilda Russell, she attended Dracut Public schools, and went on to attend Kathleen Dell secretarial school, in Boston. She worked at Simmons College, and later at Millipore...
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Robert M. Cassesso

April 21, 1949 - June 28, 2020

Robert M. Cassesso, age 71, of Wakefield died on Sunday at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. He was born on April 21, 1949 and was the son of the late Louis and Mary (Mavrides) Cassesso. Robert was raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of Ringe Tech School. He was the owner and operator of Bobby's Canteen in Cambridge and Lawrence. Robert enjoyed vacationing at his home in...
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Mary G. Shea

October 9, 1942 - June 21, 2020

Mary G. Shea, 77, of Wakefield died peacefully on Sunday, June 21 at her residence surrounded by her six devoted children after a courageous battle. Mary was born in Somerville on October 9, 1942 and was the daughter of the late Lawrence H. and Mary G. (Campbell) Connors, Jr. Mary was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Medford High School. After moving through several locations...
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Celeste Devaney

January 10, 1922 - June 20, 2020

Celeste (Dubord) Devaney, longtime resident of Lynnfield and West Peabody, MA, recent resident of Portsmouth, RI, passed away on June 20, 2020 at the age of 98. She was an active member of Lynnfield's oldest book group for nearly 50 years, served on the Lynnfield Historical Commission, made countless pounds of baked beans for the Lynnfield Historical Society's annual Country Store,...
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William C. Broding

December 18, 1927 - June 19, 2020

William C. Broding, age 92, of Wakefield died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, June 19. Born in Foley, Minnesota on December 18, 1927 he was the son of the late Andrew and Isabelle (Latterell) Broding. After graduating high school, he served in the Army. He earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and Wichita State, and...
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Louis "Lou" Bertolami

May 15, 1935 - June 17, 2020

Louis Bertolami of North Reading and Naples, FL formerly of Lynnfield died at home on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, He was surrounded by his loving family. Born in Malden, MA on May 15, 1935, he was the son of Salvatore and Mary (LaSpina) Bertolami. He was a graduate of Everett High School and Northeastern University School of Engineering where he also received an MBA. Lou was a loyal NU alumnus and...
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Lisa M. Jacquard

February 26, 1963 - June 17, 2020

Lisa M. Jacquard, age 57, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Wednesday, June 17 at her residence. Born in Lynn on February 26, 1963 she was the daughter of Barbara M. (Olivieri) Joyce and the late Joseph Joyce. Lisa was raised and educated in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1982. After high school she attended North Shore Community College and Middlesex...
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Chad Michael Howard

February 18, 1974 - June 13, 2020

With deepest sorrow we announce that Chad Michael Howard, age 46, our most beloved son, brother, uncle, family member and friend passed peacefully on Saturday, June 13, 2020 alongside his family. Those who knew Chad, even a little, lost a shining light in their lives. Chad had a normal child life until second grade when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He endured radiation, many surgeries,...
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Elizabeth M. DeFelice

November 16, 1985 - June 10, 2020

Elizabeth M. DeFelice, 34, of Lynn previously of Wakefield, died at her residence on Wednesday, June 10. Elizabeth was born in Melrose on November 16, 1985 and was the beloved daughter of Richard J. and Christine M. (Gearin) DeFelice. Elizabeth was a graduate of Wakefield High School and later graduated from Salem State College. She was a longterm employee at CVS in Wakefield and had also...
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Marie J. DelRossi

August 2, 1915 - June 7, 2020

Marie Josephine (DiZazzo) DelRossi passed away on June 7th at the Bear Hill Nursing Home in Stoneham, MA at the age of 104. She was born in Stoneham, MA on August 2, 1915 to Antonio and Rachael DiZazzo, and was the 4th of 7 children. Her last living sibling, Jeannette (DiZazzo) Confalone still resides in Wakefield. She married Algio (Del) DelRossi on June 3, 1934 and lived all of her...
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