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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

David Dumais II

April 5, 1984 - September 25, 2022

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

February 3, 1983 - September 24, 2022

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

June 3, 1964 - September 23, 2022

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

September 21, 2022

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

October 20, 1947 - September 21, 2022

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

March 30, 1940 - September 21, 2022

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

February 20, 1928 - September 20, 2022

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

October 28, 1951 - September 20, 2022

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

June 7, 1927 - September 17, 2022

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

July 5, 1935 - September 14, 2022

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

June 26, 1944 - September 12, 2022

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

June 25, 1946 - September 12, 2022

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

May 6, 1956 - September 10, 2022

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

November 11, 1948 - September 10, 2022

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

July 17, 1927 - September 8, 2022

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

April 1, 1944 - September 4, 2022

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

May 7, 1957 - August 31, 2022

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

May 1, 1927 - August 28, 2022

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

March 13, 1927 - August 27, 2022

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

July 29, 1939 - August 26, 2022

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

May 15, 1923 - August 26, 2022

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

May 7, 1952 - August 25, 2022

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

April 25, 1948 - August 24, 2022

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

June 10, 1935 - August 22, 2022

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

September 15, 1923 - August 22, 2022

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

May 28, 1931 - August 21, 2022

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

January 31, 1985 - August 21, 2022

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

November 26, 1946 - August 20, 2022

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

March 16, 1933 - August 19, 2022

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

August 11, 1934 - August 18, 2022

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

March 6, 1938 - August 17, 2022

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

July 27, 1939 - August 17, 2022

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

November 7, 1945 - August 13, 2022

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

August 23, 1933 - August 13, 2022

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

August 11, 2022

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

August 10, 1945 - August 8, 2022

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

January 2, 1931 - August 8, 2022

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

January 11, 1935 - August 7, 2022

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

August 5, 2022

Wilmington โ€“ We mourn the loss of Alice Marie (Joseph) Wilson, 96, on August 5th, 2022 after a recent struggle with declining health. Alice was the wife of the late Henry "Harry" Wilson. Born in Dorchester in 1926 at the Codman Square Hospital, she was the daughter of the late John Edward Joseph and Elizabeth McLean (Wynter) Joseph. Alice was raised in Dorchester, and attended Girls Latin...
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Patricia M. Cotty

May 6, 1928 - July 31, 2022

Patricia M. Cotty, 94 a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Sunday July 31, at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading. Born in Winchester May 6, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (McMahan) MacKay. Patricia was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1946. She was married to her late husband J. Warren Cotty for 72 years. After her retirement they wintered in Long...
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Alfred John Martino

December 15, 1924 - July 30, 2022

Alfred Martino, age 97, of Wakefield, formerly of Malden, died on Saturday July 30, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Wakefield on December 15, 1924 and was the son of the late Antonio and Camilla Martino. Alfred was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. After high school, he enlisted in the Navy. He served 4 years on The USS Bunker Hill. Alfred was...
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Charles A. Gaffney, Jr.

October 13, 1938 - July 28, 2022

Charles A. Gaffney, Jr. age 83 of Reading, formerly of Wakefield died Thursday, July 28 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Wakefield on October 13, 1938, to the late Charles Gaffney Sr. and Anna (Rosati) Gaffney. Mr. Gaffney was raised in Wakefield and attended Wakefield High School, where he was a member of the football team. He had worked as a union carpenter for...
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Margaret "Peggy" O'Leary

July 28, 2022

Peggy O'Leary (Cummiskey) passed away peacefully in the early hours of July 28th in Reading, MA. Peggy was born the sixth of seven children to Thomas and Nel Cummiskey of Medford in May 1929. Growing up on Warner Street in Medford, Peggy spent her days at Saint Clement Catholic School and Church. And it was in the hallways of Saint Clement High that Peggy began a lifelong romance with the love...
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June C. Pizzano

April 28, 1942 - July 24, 2022

June C. (Edmands) Pizzano passed away on July 24, 2022 at the Massachusetts General Hospital with her husband and sister by her side. June was born in Wakefield, MA on April 28, 1942 to the late Frank W. and Margaret Olive (Gorman) Edmands. June was the wife of Lawrence J. Pizzano Sr. with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. She was predeceased by her beloved son, Lawrence J. Pizzano Jr. ...
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Lorraine Rose Sheppard

January 30, 1935 - July 23, 2022

Lorraine Rose Sheppard, age 87, of Stoneham formerly of Wakefield and North Reading, died Saturday, July 23 at the Care One in Wilmington. Born in Melrose on January 30, 1935 she was the daughter of the late William H. and Mabel L. (Muse) McWhinnie. Lorraine was a Wakefield native and a graduate of Wakefield High School. She had been employed by the former Electrical Instruments Corp. of...
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Louise Y. Newton

May 22, 1936 - July 23, 2022

Louise Y. Newton, age 86 of Stoneham and formerly of Wakefield died Saturday July 23, 2022 in Reading. She was born in Wakefield, MA on May 22, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Louis and Yvonne (Fournier) Dumont. Mrs. Newton was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. She had been a member of Saint Joseph Parish and the Women's Bowling League of Wakefield. Above all...
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Jean A. DeVincent

July 23, 2022

Jean A. DeVincent, of Peabody and a former longtime resident of Melrose died Saturday, July 23 in Peabody at 82 years of age. She was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School. She raised her family in Melrose and was a member of the Church of the Incarnation while there. She was retired from the Law Offices of Harold Brown, Esq. of Boston where she worked many years as...
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John C. Raymond III

November 25, 1970 - July 22, 2022

John C. Raymond III, age 51 of Beverly, formerly of Wakefield, died on Friday July 22 at his home. He was born in Malden on November 25, 1970 and was the son of Jean E. Raymond of Saugus, MA and Seabrook, NH, formerly of Wakefield, and the late Dr. John C. Raymond Jr. John attended Wakefield High School, class of 1990. He was an avid Boston sports fan, a carpenter, and a professional bike...
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David G. Burns

May 18, 1931 - July 22, 2022

David G. Burns, 91 of Lynnfield, died peacefully on Friday, July 22nd after a long and happy life. He was born in Everett on May 18, 1931 to the late Dr. James F. Burns and Dorothy (O'Brien) Burns. David graduated from Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, and Tufts University in Medford, class of 1953, where he was class president and captain of the wrestling team. He served...
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Joseph P. Albert

July 22, 2022

Joseph P. Albert, of York, Maine, 82, formerly of Wakefield, MA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, July 22, 2022. Joe was the loving husband of Celia (McGaffigan), his wife of 59 years. He was a wonderful father to his daughter Patricia Albert, his son Joseph Albert Jr. and his wife Christine Albert, and his daughter Kathleen Cristiano and her husband Mark...
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Vincent E. Kelleher

December 14, 1935 - July 21, 2022

Vincent E. Kelleher, age 86 of Lynnfield, died on Thursday July 21 at the Pilgrim Rehab and Nursing Home in Peabody. He was born in Buffalo, NY on December 14, 1935, and was the son of the late Leo and Marie (Foley) Kelleher. Vincent was a graduate of Canisius High School, class of 1953. He was a Korean War Air Force Veteran, and former owner of Kelleher Courier Services in Lynnfield. He...
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Barbara A. Hanley

January 25, 1933 - July 18, 2022

Barbara A. (O'Donnell) Hanley, age 89 of Reading, formerly of Medford, died peacefully on Monday July 18, 2022. She was born in Boston on January 25, 1933 and was the daughter of the late William and Catherine (Keating) O'Donnell. Barbara was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She was a graduate of Fischer Junior College. She was talented at sewing, crocheting, and...
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Guillermo "William" Bachiller

July 18, 1949 - July 14, 2022

Guillermo N. "William" Bachiller, age 72, of Wakefield passed away July 14, 2022 at the Care One in Beverly. Born in New York, NY on July 18, 1949 he was the son of the late Guillermo and Catherine (Hannibal) Bachiller. Bill was raised in New York City and upon graduating high school went on to receive his bachelor's degree. He began a career working in Insurance and met his future wife at...
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Patricia Helen Doherty

May 23, 1950 - July 14, 2022

Patricia Helen Doherty, age 72, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield passed away Thursday, July 14 at Lahey Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Boston on May 23, 1950 she was the daughter of the late Walter R. and Helen G. (Sienkiewicz) Larson. Patricia was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Cardinal Cushing High School in South Boston. She received a bachelor's degree in...
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Joseph A. Visco II

November 21, 1958 - July 13, 2022

Joseph A. Visco II, age 63, of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Lynnfield, MA died unexpectedly on July 13, 2022 at his residence in Florida. He was born on November 21, 1958 in Boston, MA to Joseph Visco of Lynnfield and the late Patricia (Koeppe) Visco. The family lived in East Boston, and later resided in West Peabody, and Lynnfield. Joe spent his childhood summers at Camp Rotary in Boxford,...
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Barbara E. Blais

February 2, 1930 - July 13, 2022

Barbara E. Blais, age 92 of Wakefield died Wednesday July 13 in Reading, MA. She was born in Winthrop, MA on February 2, 1930 and was the daughter of the late John & Edna (Toomey) Peters. Raised in Winthrop, she was a graduate of Winthrop High School and later made her home in Wakefield. She was a retiree of The New England Telephone Company, a member of Saint Joseph Church and was a...
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Janet Orcutt

October 3, 1946 - July 12, 2022

Janet Orcutt, age 75, of Peabody MA, died Tuesday July 12, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on October 3, 1946 and was the daughter of late Harold and Helen (Moloy) Simonds. Janet was the beloved wife of the late Arthur F. Orcutt, with whom she shared 45 years of marriage. She was the loving mother of Jessica Orcutt and her wife Stephanie DiMichele of Wilbraham, MA,...
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Thaddeus "Ted" Zaremba

July 23, 1930 - July 12, 2022

THADDEUS J. "Ted" ZAREMBA, at age 91, long time Wakefield resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on July 12, 2022. Ted was the husband of the late Jean (Newton) Zaremba, sharing 59 years of marriage. He was a loving father to son John Zaremba and wife Donna of Wilmington, daughter Jean Zaremba and wife Debbie Serino of Wakefield, Papa to two cherished grandchildren...
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Edward "Eddie" LaSpina

September 5, 1962 - July 9, 2022

Edward John "Eddie" LaSpina, age 59, of Lynnfield, formerly of Wakefield, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 9, 2022. He was born in Melrose on September 5, 1962 and was the son of the late John and Theresa (Meuse) LaSpina. Eddie was born and raised in Wakefield on Pleasant Street. He was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1981 along with his lifelong friends Richard and Karen...
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Robert Francis MacGibbon

September 29, 1943 - July 9, 2022

Robert Francis MacGibbon, age 78, of Wakefield formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully on July 9th, 2022. Robert was raised in Wakefield at the head of Lake Quannapowitt, the son of the late Robert and Margaret (MacClellan) MacGibbon. Robert was a resident of Melrose for 30 years and worked as a floor mechanic for over 40 years. He was a dedicated sports fan, especially the Red Sox, never...
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Richard "Dana" Vining

May 10, 1960 - July 8, 2022

Richard "Dana" Vining, 62 of Wakefield, died peacefully at his home on Friday, July 8. He was born in Melrose on May 10, 1960. He was the son of Judith Vining (Gillis) and the late Arthur L. Vining. Dana attended Wakefield High School where he played football. He graduated in 1978 and went on to Merrimack College where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. He worked for the FDA in...
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John Barberian

January 24, 1957 - July 5, 2022

John Barberian, age 65 of Wilmington, formerly of Wakefield, died on Tuesday July 5 in Wolfboro, NH. He was born in Chelsea on January 24, 1957 and was the son of the late Joseph and Maria (Kibarian) Barberian. John grew up in Chelsea and moved to Wakefield when he was high school. He was a graduate of Wakefield High School, and then went onto Trade school. He worked for USPS in North...
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Dorothy (Salucco) Crusco

February 15, 1933 - July 1, 2022

Dorothy Ida (Salucco) Crusco, age 89, of Wakefield died Friday, July 1st at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Wakefield on February 15, 1933 she was the daughter of the late James and Filomena (Giardullo) Salucco. Dorothy was born and raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1950 and also a graduate of Mount Auburn School of Nursing, Class of 1953....
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William E. McLaughlin

January 25, 1948 - June 27, 2022

William E. McLaughlin Jr., age 74 of Wakefield, died at his home on Monday June 27. He was born in Chelsea on January 25, 1948 and was the son of the late William and Dorothy (Fone) McLaughlin. Bill was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School, class of 1967. Following graduation, he joined the Teamsters local 25 and retired in 2008 from Aggrigate Industries in Saugus....
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Orabella Miguel

December 7, 1919 - June 24, 2022

Orabella Miguel, a longtime Wakefield resident died peacefully Friday, June 24 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 102 years old. Born in the Azores, Portugal on December 7, 1919 she was the daughter of the late Frank and Emily (Mello) Souza. Orabella was a member of St. Joseph Church in Wakefield. She had a love of arts and crafts, most especially knitting and crocheting. She...
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Ruth E. Brezina

May 12, 1927 - June 23, 2022

Ruth Elinor (Eidinger) Brezina (May 12, 1927 to June 23, -2022) 95 years, 41 days (wife of the late Edward Leon Brezina) both of Wakefield, MA Ruth Brezina, a long time resident of Wakefield, was born in Westfield, MA on May 12, 1927. She attended Westfield schools and graduated in 1945. Ruth was an active woman. She met the love of her life, Ed, while roller-skating at Hampton Ponds when he...
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Walter Ring Callahan, Jr.

July 16, 1929 - June 23, 2022

Walter Ring Callahan, Jr., age 92, of Wakefield, died peacefully on Thursday, June 23rd, at Melrose Wakefield Hospital surrounded by his family. Born in Pittsfield, MA, on July 16, 1929, he was the son of the late Walter R. and Agnes (Salmon) Callahan. Walter was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School in Pittsfield. He enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War from...
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June M. Peterson

November 23, 1948 - June 23, 2022

June Peterson, age 73, a longtime Wakefield resident, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 23rd, 2022, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Charles R. Peterson and the devoted mother of Craig T. Williams and wife, CarolAnn of Wakefield and Andrea M. Thistle and husband, Ken of Billerica. A loving stepmother of Robert...
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Roselyn Listernick

June 4, 1932 - June 17, 2022

Roselyn Listernick, 90 years old of Peabody, MA (formerly of Lynnfield and Middleton) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on June 17, 2022. Born in Cambridge, MA on June 4, 1932, to the late Rev. Dr. John M. Ratcliff (Dean of the School of Religion at Tufts University) and Lucille (Smith) Ratcliff, and younger sister to Nadine Robbins. Roselyn was a graduate of Tufts University,...
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Richard M. Quinn

August 5, 1937 - June 16, 2022

Richard M. Quinn, age 84, of Wakefield died Thursday, June 16 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Stoneham on August 5,1937 he was the son of the late Peter A. and E. Ermyntrude (Potter) Quinn. He was the beloved husband of Betsey J. (Batchelder) Quinn. He was the brother of the late Robert P. Quinn. David L. Quinn and Trudy Murphy. He is also survived by one nephew and two...
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Mary C. Curran

March 7, 1993 - June 14, 2022

Mary C. Curran, age 29, formerly of Wakefield and Gloucester, died on Tuesday, June 14 after a bravely fought battle against complex PTSD and addiction. She was born in Beverly on March 7, 1993 and was the cherished daughter of Thomas and Catherine (Anthony) Curran. Mary was raised in both Wakefield and Gloucester and was a graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School. She attended both North...
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Virginia "Ginny" Howland

February 16, 1956 - June 14, 2022

Virginia G. "Ginny" Howland died peacefully on June 14 at the young age of 66. She passed in her sleep surrounded by her loving family after a courageous, four month battle with cancer. Born in Malden on February 16, 1956, Ginny was the daughter of the late Walter and Barbara (Meuse) LeBlanc. She was the beloved wife of David R. Howland. She was the loving mother of Benjamin Howland and wife...
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Anne M. Grazewski

January 7, 1932 - June 13, 2022

Anne M. Grazewski, age 90 of Shrewsbury, formerly of Wakefield, died on Monday June 13 at her home. She was born in Melrose on January 7, 1932 and was the daughter of the late Michael and Anne (Hegarty) Kiley . Anne was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Melrose. She was a retired administrator from MIT. She was a longtime resident of Wakefield and later South...
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Kenneth "Ken" DeRoeck

August 5, 1947 - June 12, 2022

Kenneth "Ken" DeRoeck, born August 5, 1947, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Ken is survived by his wife Pauline (Grenham) DeReock, his daughters Nichole DeRoeck and husband Donald "Donnie" Kaeppel, Michelle (DeRoeck) DesRoches and husband Marc as well as his adoring grandchildren, Morgan ...
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Albert J. Generazzo, Jr.

May 15, 1954 - June 10, 2022

Albert John Generazzo Jr, a longtime resident of Wakefield MA, died peacefully at home Friday, June 10, 2022, at age 68. Also known as Mr. G, Big Al G, Uncle Al and Dad, Al will be loved and missed by all. Graduating from Boston State College in 1977, Al worked as a Physical Education Teacher at Chelsea Public Schools and a Varsity Coach at Northeast Vocational High School. Even after retiring,...
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Irene Mees

September 9, 1922 - June 8, 2022

Mrs. Irene Mees, 99, a long-time resident of Lynnfield, died Wednesday June 8, 2022 at the Belmont Manor Nursing Center in Belmont. Born Irene Louise Goodlet on September 9, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana, she was the fifth of six children born to Alfred L and Olive Helen (Batte) Goodlet. Irene graduated from Pike Township School in rural Indianapolis in 1940 and attended Butler University ...
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Richard C. de Garavilla

October 4, 1928 - June 7, 2022

Richard C. de Garavilla, age 93, died June 7, 2022 in his home of 67 years in Wakefield, MA surrounded by his loving children and many of his grandchildren by his bedside. He was born in Everett, MA on October 4,1928 and was one of four children of the late Cesareo and Anna (Crivello) de Garavilla. Richard was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School, and subsequently enlisted...
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Richard J. Meuse

July 4, 1946 - June 5, 2022

Richard J. Meuse, age 75, of Stoneham formerly of Wakefield, June 5, 2022 at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Born in Lawrence, MA on July 4, 1946 he was the son of the late Clarence and Josephine (Hurley) Meuse. Richard, raised in Wakefield, was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School, Class of 1964. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served...
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Roger W. Raymond

September 10, 1940 - June 4, 2022

Roger W. Raymond, 81 of Wakefield died Saturday June 4, at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Born in Plymouth, NH September 10, 1940 he was the son of the late William and Rena (Madore) Raymond. Roger was raised in Plymouth, NH. He served his country honorably in the Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a Wakefield resident for over 50 years. Roger was an active member of the Wakefield...
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Richard Thomas "Tom" McGrail

October 10, 1944 - June 3, 2022

Richard Thomas McGrail, "Big T," of Naples, Florida, formerly of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 3, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born in Wakefield on October 10, 1944 and was the son of the late Richard J. McGrail and the late Catherine (Jackson) McGrail. Tom was a resident of Wakefield for 74 years and attended Wakefield Memorial High School with...
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George F. Weickert, Jr.

August 21, 1935 - June 2, 2022

George F. Weickert, Jr. age 86 of Lynnfield, died Thursday, June 2 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Hamilton, Ohio on August 21, 1935 he was one of four children of the late George F. and Catherine Rigling Weickert. George was raised in Hamilton, Ohio and received a degree in engineering from General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan. He moved to Illinois to work at...
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Ann Merry Orifice

May 1, 1930 - June 1, 2022

Ann Merry Orifice, 92, a lifelong resident of Wakefield passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Ann was born May 1, 1930 in Winchester, MA to her parents Ethel and James Worthley. She received her education through the Wakefield school systems graduating with the class of 1948. Shortly thereafter, she married her childhood sweetheart, Brad Merry...
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Christine E. Zack

January 1, 1952 - May 31, 2022

Christine Elizabeth (Ellis) Zack originally from Wakefield MA, recently from Lexington MA, died under hospice care in her home in South Dartmouth, May 31, of pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her husband Michael Zack MD of South Dartmouth, and six younger siblings throughout the country. She was the eldest child of the late Dr. Donald Ellis and Mary Ann (Rich) Ellis. She was a graduate of...
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Vita Juan

March 18, 1948 - May 30, 2022

Vita Juan of Andover died on Memorial Day, May 30 from complications associated with Parkinson's disease. She was born in Brooklyn in 1948 and was the daughter of the late Cosimo and Angelina Perniciaro. Vita was raised in Middle Village, New York and was a graduate of Newtown High School and Queens College. Vita relocated to Massachusetts in 1973. She was the mother of Monica Juan...
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Mary Jane Lowell

May 29, 2022

Mary Jane (Dwyer) Lowell Beloved mother and grandmother, born August 1, 1946 in Concord, New Hampshire. Mary Jane passed away under Hospice Care from illness resulting from Dementia, in New Jersey on May 29, 2022. Mary Jane is survived by her children Elizabeth (Lowell) Spingler and Sean Spingler of Billerica MA, and Timothy and Lauren Lowell of Hamburg, NJ. She is also survived by her...
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Joseph E. "Joe" Stanislawzyk

October 11, 1960 - May 29, 2022

Joseph E. Stanislawzyk (Joe) 61, of Derry, New Hampshire formerly of Wakefield, MA passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 29th at his home. Born in Melrose on October 11, 1960, he was the son of the late Joseph J. and Marie T. (Noonan) Stanislawzyk. Joe was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1978. He graduated from Roxbury Community College in 1994. Joe was an avid Boston sports...
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David P. Blois, Sr.

December 25, 1941 - May 29, 2022

David P. Blois, Sr. age 80 of Wakefield died May 29 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was born in Malden on December 25,1941 and was the son of the late Charles B. and Zena M. (Hill) Blois. David was raised in Everett, MA and later served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam era. He was a member of Local #22, International Laborers Union for many years, as well as the American Legion....
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John D. "Jack" Gillis

June 15, 1939 - May 29, 2022

John D. "Jack" Gillis, age 82, of Wakefield died Sunday, May 29 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Born in Dorchester on June 15, 1939 he was the son of the late John S. and Winifred (Lyons) Gillis. Jack was raised in Tewksbury and was a graduate of Tewksbury High School. He then went on to McNamara Business School and upon graduating, enlisted in the United States...
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John W. Daw

August 13, 1930 - May 28, 2022

John W. Daw, age 91, of Wakefield died Saturday, May 28 at the Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Born in Portsmouth, United Kingdom on August 13, 1930 he was the son of the late Ernest and Doris (Trim) Daw. John was raised in Portsmouth, England. A student of Loughborough University (Leicestershire England) and captain of the rugby team. After...
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Wayne T. Tropeano

October 23, 1955 - May 27, 2022

Wayne A. Tropeano, age 66 of Wakefield died May 27 in Wakefield. He was born in Melrose, MA on October 23,1955 and was the son of the late Samuel J. and Jane I. (Bradbury) Tropeano. Wayne was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1973. He was standout sprinter on both the Indoor and Outdoor Wakefield High School Track teams. He later went on to work for...
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Veronica C. "Vera" DeCosta

August 22, 1935 - May 27, 2022

Veronica C. "Vera" DeCosta, age 86, of Wakefield died on May 27, 2022 at Artis Senior Living in Reading. Vera was born in Perth Amboy, NJ. on August 22, 1935, and was the daughter of the late Wilfred B. and Patricia (Kelly) Graham. Vera was raised in Arlington and was a graduate of Arlington High School. She later graduated Middlesex Community College. She worked as a social worker at Mass...
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Caroline T. Razzaboni

May 26, 2022

Caroline (Carol) T. Razzaboni, age 83, of Wakefield passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at The Atrium on Veronica Drive in Danvers. Carol was born in Cambridge on May 21, 1939 and was the loving daughter of the late Serafino and Rose (Pecoraro) Giglio. She grew up in Watertown and attended Matignon High School. Once married, she and her husband moved to Wakefield where she dedicated...
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Evelyn Anne Dawe

July 10, 1940 - May 25, 2022

Evelyn Anne Dawe, age 81, of Reading, died Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Somerville on July 10, 1940 she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Marguerite (Lowe) Russo. Evelyn was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. She was devoted to her faith and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of...
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Anthony J. Capone

August 15, 1931 - May 18, 2022

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

August 4, 1963 - May 15, 2022

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

February 1, 1926 - May 15, 2022

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

May 1, 1958 - May 14, 2022

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

July 29, 1944 - May 12, 2022

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

January 9, 1949 - May 10, 2022

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

October 9, 1953 - May 6, 2022

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