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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

Ouida Nardone

March 28, 1939 - April 15, 2019

Ouida N. "Mimi" (Wolf) Nardone, age 80, of Wakefield, formerly of Malden, passed away peacefully on April 15th surrounded by her loving family. Born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma on March 28, 1939, Ouida was the daughter of the late Isla and Eliza (Kanard) Wolf of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She graduated from St. Anthony's Nursing School in Oklahoma City and went on to become a nurse at Brigham and...
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Connie Cucurullo-Alicata Kallas

December 23, 1934 - April 11, 2019

Connie Cucurullo-Alicata Kallas, 84, of Stoneham died Thursday, April 11 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Connie was born in Malden and was the daughter of the late Charles and Balmeter (Lago) Cucurullo. Connie was raised in Wakefield and was a member of St. Florence Church and a member of the Sons and Daughters of Italy Club of Wakefield. She had worked for L.B Evans, Louie...
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Theresa "Terry" Clancy

August 16, 1928 - April 10, 2019

Margaret Theresa, "Terry" Clancy, 90, of Wakefield passed away very peacefully on Wednesday, April 10 with her family by her side. Born in Tewksbury on August 16, 1928, she was the daughter of Michael J. Cashman and Sarah M. McGuigan, both of Danvers. Through Catholic Charities she became the foster child of George and Cecilia Hartwell of Beverly and resided with them until her marriage in...
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William J. de Garavilla

December 20, 1933 - April 10, 2019

William J. de Garavilla, age 85 of Wakefield died Wednesday April 10 in Winchester, MA. Bill was born in Everett on December 20, 1933 and was the beloved son of the late Cesareo and Anna (Crivello) de Garavilla. He was raised in Everett and had been a Wakefield resident since 1953. Bill was retired from the Jordan Marsh Company where he had worked for 32 years. He was also a member of Saint...
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John Arthur Jensen, Jr.

June 3, 1938 - April 9, 2019

John Arthur Jensen Jr., 80, husband of Caroline (Confalone) passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Hospice, in Melrose, Massachusetts on April 9th, 2019. Born on June 3rd, 1938 in Portsmouth, NH he was the first born son of the late John Arthur and Catherine Genevieve (Gallagher) Jensen. In addition to his wife Carol, John is survived by his two...
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Deanna Joyce Gates

April 12, 1939 - April 8, 2019

Deanna Joyce Gates, age 79 of Wakefield died Monday, April 8 in Salem, MA. Deanna was born April 12, 1939 and was the beloved daughter of the late Harold B. and Ella B. (Tyler) Gates. She was raised in Wakefield and was a member of Saint Florence Church. Deanna is survived by her brother Philip E. Gates. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19...
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Marilyn Joyce Le Blanc Caulfield

June 17, 1934 - April 4, 2019

In the loving company of her immediate family, Marilyn Caulfield died of late-stage complications of Alzheimer's disease in Woburn, Massachusetts, on April 4, 2019. Born to Ivadelle and Leon Le Blanc in Swampscott, Massachusetts, on June 17, 1934, Marilyn embodied the spirit of a verse her maternal grandmother immortalized in needlepoint to celebrate the new baby's arrival: "A child of June...
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Cecelia Cagnina

April 3, 2019

Cecelia Cagnina, long-time resident of Lynnfield, MA and current resident of Middleton, MA passed in peace surrounded by her loved ones, and went on to be with the Lord on April 3, 2019. Cecelia was born in Boston, MA and was the loving wife of Jerome R. Cagnina. She was the daughter of Haviland James and Ellen (Killen) Rich. Cecelia met her husband Jerry when she was 20 years old and...
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Joseph R. Zagarella

June 26, 1951 - April 3, 2019

Joseph R. Zagarella of Wakefield formerly of Melrose died on Wednesday, April 3rd at his residence surrounded by family. Mr. Zagarella was born in Melrose, and is the loving husband of Mary A. (Brown) Zagarella. He was the beloved father of Ann T. Zagarella of Melrose and Frank J. Zagarella of Wakefield. He was the son of Frank J. and Emma (Ragnetti) Zagarella. He was the cherished brother...
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Dorothy L. Gosselin

September 22, 1924 - March 31, 2019

Dorothy L. Gosselin, 94, of Stoneham formerly of Wakefield died on Sunday, March 31 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Everett on September 22, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Alfred W. and Amy L. (Mason) Hunt. Mrs. Gosselin was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1942. After graduation she worked for John Hancock for five years. She...
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Edith C. Wendt

May 15, 1924 - March 31, 2019

Edith C. Wendt, age 94, a longtime Lynnfield resident, died Sunday, March 31 at her residence. Born in Lynn on May 15, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Thomas F. and Hetti M. (Wade) Charlton. Mrs. Wendt was raised in Saugus and was a graduate of Saugus High School. She met her husband, the late Harry C. Wendt, while working at GE in Lynn and the two were married in 1949. They soon...
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Josephine A Encarnacao

August 19, 1926 - March 29, 2019

Josephine A. Encarnacao, age 92, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, died Friday, March 29 at the Brightview Senior Living Center in Wakefield. Born in Wakefield on August 19, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Chiara (DiFilippo) Croce. Josephine attended Wakefield Public Schools. She was employed by Berman and Levine Dress Manufacturer and Lawrence Fashions in Boston for 16...
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Nancy E. Douglas

January 12, 1955 - March 29, 2019

Nancy E. Douglas, age 64, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died Friday, March 29 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home after a period of failing health. Born in Everett on January 12, 1955 she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Helen (Dwyer) Sullivan. Nancy was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1973. Later in life, she went back to school and attended...
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Paul C. Smith

August 1, 1956 - March 25, 2019

Paul C. Smith, age 62, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died unexpectedly on Monday, March 25 at his residence. Paul was born August 1, 1956 and was the son of the late George R. Smith, Sr. and Mary F. (Malonson) Smith. Paul was born and raised in Wakefield and had attended Wakefield High School. He was a member of the West Side Social Club. He had worked as a truck driver and mover and...
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Helen M. Taylor

November 30, 1926 - March 23, 2019

Helen M. Taylor, age 92, of Wakefield, died Saturday, March 23 at the Salem Hospital. Born in Boston on November 30, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Stanley W. and Guida M. (Whynott) Schnare. Mrs. Taylor was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Boston High School. She had been a resident of Wakefield for more than 60 years and was a member of the First Parish Congregational...
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Alison Conners

June 12, 1952 - March 20, 2019

Alison Conners of Wakefield, a lifelong Wakefield resident died suddenly March 20 at age 66. She was born in Melrose, MA on June 12, 1952 and was the daughter of the late Charles and Virginia (Lowry) Climo. She was a graduate of Wakefield High School and later from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She was a Supervisor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Transitional...
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Lorenzo Casamassima

January 27, 1950 - March 18, 2019

Lorenzo Casamassima, age 69, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Monday, March 18 at his home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Cassano Delle Murge, Prov. Bari, Italy on January 27, 1950 he was the son of Maria (Pichichero) Casamassima of Medford and the late Domenico Casamassima. Lorenzo was raised in Italy until the age of 16, at which time he...
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Roland A. Coté

March 17, 2019

Roland A. Coté, 95, a longtime resident of Wakefield passed away on March 17, 2019. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of Osias and Herminie (Trahan) Coté. After high school he served in the United States Army and upon his return he began his career as a salesman. Roland married the late Aurise J. Barrieau and started a family. They soon moved to Wakefield and raised their family for more...
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Evelina L. Bugli

July 9, 1928 - March 17, 2019

Evelina L. Bugli, age 90, of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield, died Sunday, March 17 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Boston on July 9, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Arturo and Luigia (Vendramin) Sacilotto. Mrs. Bugli was raised in Boston and was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School for Girls. She had been a Wakefield resident for 46 years and was a...
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Michael J. Tomich

March 13, 2019

Tomich, Michael J, of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2019 at the age of 96. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late John M. Tomich and Mary (Chantala) Tomich, immigrants from Eastern Europe looking for a better life for their children. Michael was in aviation school as WW2 started, and served his country proudly as a Staff Sergeant airplane mechanic stationed in...
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Henry "Sumner" Coe

March 20, 1925 - March 12, 2019

Henry "Sumner" Coe, age 93, of Peabody, formerly of Wakefield, died Tuesday March 12 at Continuing Care at Brooksby Village. Born in Worcester on March 20, 1925 he was the son of the late Henry S. and Ethel (Stone) Coe. Mr. Coe was raised in Worcester and was a graduate of Worcester Classical High School, Class of 1943. Following high school he enlisted in the Army Air Corp and proudly...
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Concetta Cresta

January 29, 1936 - March 7, 2019

Concetta Cresta, January 29, 1936 to March 7, 2019. Daughter of the late Maria Picariello and Soccorso Raffaele. Family of five brothers and four sisters, nine in all. Brothers: Angelo, Carmine, Eugenio, Giovanni, and Michael. Sisters: Carmela, Rosina, Concetta, and Immacolata. Concetta was born in Castelfranci, Province of Avellino, Region Campania, Italy. At the age of 15, she and her whole...
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Mary Barbara Logan

November 24, 1939 - March 4, 2019

Mary Barbara Logan, age 79, a longtime Lynnfield resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Monday, March 4 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Cambridge on November 24, 1939 she was the daughter of the late August and Augusta (Vey) Siegel. Barbara was raised in Roslindale and was a graduate of Holy Trinity High School. Her family were parishioners at Holy Trinity...
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Beatrice S. Kupiec

March 4, 2019

Beatrice S. Kupiec of Jensen Beach, Florida formerly of Wakefield died on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at her home. Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Silvio J. and Marie (Ferrette) Fuccione. Bea was a long time Wakefield resident before moving to Jensen Beach, Florida. Bea retired from the Wakefield Public Schools where she worked in the Administrative Offices of the...
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Rose Liotine

January 16, 1929 - March 3, 2019

Rose Liotine, age 90, of Wakefield died Sunday, March 3 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Born in Boston on January 16, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Angelina (Vetere) Aliberti. Mrs. Liotine was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1946. She had been a longtime Revere resident before making her home in Wakefield. She was a member...
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Gerald C. Holleran

July 13, 1940 - March 3, 2019

Gerald C. Holleran, age 78, of Wakefield, died Sunday March 3 in New Hampshire. Born in Winchester on July 13, 1940, he was the son of the late John H. and Muriel A. (DeSousa) Holleran. Mr. Holleran was a lifelong resident Wakefield and summer resident of Conomo Point Essex, MA. He was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1959 and had attended the University of Miami. He was a...
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Theresa DeRosa

October 13, 1930 - March 2, 2019

Theresa DeRosa, age 88, of Lynnfield died Saturday, March 2 in Danvers. Born in Malden on October 13, 1930 and was the daughter of the late Caesar and Josephine (DeVellis) Thomas. She was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School and had been a Lynnfield resident since 1963. She was a retired secretary from Sears Department Store in Boston after many years of service. Mrs....
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William L. Giglio

April 25, 1936 - March 1, 2019

William L. "Bill" Giglio, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, died Friday, March 1. Born in Everett on April 25, 1936 he was the son of the late Joseph P. and Josephine Giglio. Bill was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden Vocational High School class of 1954 and served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1959. His professional career began in 1961, working as an Aircraft...
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Paul K. Burbine

August 5, 1941 - March 1, 2019

Paul K. Burbine, Jr., of Wakefield died on Friday, March 1 at the Winchester Hospital. Paul was born in Wakefield on August 5, 1941 and was the son of the late Paul K. and Helen (Foley) Burbine. Paul was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1959. He later graduated from Northeastern University and earned a Master's Degree from Clark University. Paul had...
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Mary Grace Rubino

November 11, 1923 - February 28, 2019

Mary Grace Rubino, age 95 of Wakefield and formerly of Melrose died Thursday February 28 in Peabody. Mary was born in Boston on November 11, 1923 and was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Serino) Sarni. Mary was raised in Melrose and was a graduate St. Mary's Academy and later from Boston University. She was a member of the American Association of University Women, past member of the...
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Salvatore Santorelli

November 25, 1944 - February 27, 2019

Salvatore Santorelli, 74, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, February 27 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in Paternopoli, Avellino, Italy on November 25, 1944, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Palmira (Petruzzo) Santorelli. Mr. Santorelli was raised in Paternopoli, Avellino, Italy. He moved to Woburn in 1965 and had been a Wakefield resident since 1973. Mr....
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Kathryn "Jean" Curran

June 30, 1928 - February 21, 2019

Kathryn "Jean" Curran, age 90, of Wakefield died peacefully, Thursday, February 21 at her residence. Born in Wakefield on June 30, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Thomas E. and Margaret L. (Murphy) Cassidy. Jean was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a member of St. Joseph Parish. She was married to the former Captain of the Wakefield Fire Department, the late Charles C. Curran,...
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Marion "Connie" Messina

February 13, 1936 - February 21, 2019

Marion "Connie" Messina, age 83, of Stoneham, formerly of Somerville died Thursday, February 21 at the Bear Hill Nursing Home. Born in Boston on February 13, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Della (Conway) McAfee. Mrs. Messina was devoted to her family and cherished her grandchildren. She enjoyed caring for them, attending games and recitals, and overall time spent with...
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William "Bill" Loconzolo

March 10, 1943 - February 20, 2019

William David "Bill" Loconzolo, age 75, of Wakefield, MA and Nottingham, NH, died Wednesday, February 20 at his residence in Wakefield. Born in Malden on March 10, 1943 he was the son of the late Joseph Loconzolo, Jr. and Anna (Casselo) Loconzolo. Bill was raised in Malden before his family moved to Greenwood and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. Upon graduation Bill went to work...
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Michael J. Hurley

July 4, 1938 - February 20, 2019

Hurley, Michael J. of Lynnfield. Feb. 20. Husband of Marge E. (Davis) Hurley. Father of Patricia Hurley-Arsenault of Wakefield, Pamela Hurley of Lynn, Thomas M. Hurley of TX and the late Michael J. Hurley, Laura L. Hurley, Sandra M. Scott and John P. Hurley. Brother of Shelia Nolas of FL, Marlene Marshall of NY and the late Daniel Hurley. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, six great...
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Maureen Butler

August 11, 1956 - February 18, 2019

Maureen Butler, age 62, of Wakefield formerly of Malden died Monday, February 18 at her residence. Born in Boston on August 11, 1956 she was the daughter of Mary (Gill) Kavanaugh and the late Gilbert Kavanaugh. Maureen was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1974. She had worked as a former transcriber in the medical filed. She had been the longtime...
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Rita E. Schille

June 21, 1928 - February 18, 2019

Rita E. Schille, 90, of Melrose, Wakefield and Vero Beach, Florida, died on Monday, February 18 at the Greenwood Nursing Center in Wakefield. Born in Everett on June 21, 1928, she was the daughter of the late William and Theresa Costa. Mrs. Schille was a graduate of Everett High School. She was a retired switchboard operator and receptionist for Wakefield Engineering. Mrs. Schille was a...
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Richard M. Ventola

October 23, 1937 - February 13, 2019

Richard M. Ventola, age 81, of Tewksbury died Wednesday, February 13 at his residence. Born in Boston on October 23, 1937 he was the son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Salerno) Ventola. Richard was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1955. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid New England Patriots fan. He also enjoyed his time spent...
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Henry S. Flickinger

December 2, 1930 - February 13, 2019

Henry Stuckey Flickinger - Lynnfield, 88, passed away February 13, 2019, in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Born Dec 2, 1930 the son of Henry (Harry) Flickinger and Suzanne (Saginak) Flickinger of Cleveland, OH. He graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute of Baltimore, MD in 1948. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1951. He then went on to...
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William P. Foss

March 12, 1948 - February 13, 2019

William P. Foss, 70, of Hudson, New Hampshire formerly of Lynn, Wakefield and Chelmsford died on Wednesday, February 13 at his residence. Born in Lynn on March 12, 1948, he was the son of Clara (Simonsen) Giulbault and her husband Roger of Georgetown and the late William H. Foss. Mr. Foss had been a Hudson, New Hampshire resident since 2013. He was a graduate of Lynn English High School,...
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Jerilyn A. Barton

August 13, 1942 - February 12, 2019

Jerilyn A. Barton, age 76 of North Reading and a former longtime Wakefield resident died February 12 in Wilmington. She was born in Stoneham, MA on August 13, 1942 and was the daughter of the late William and Lucy (Verrengia) Marinelli. She was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1959. She was retired from the Stop & Shop of Saugus where she worked many years. ...
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Shirley M. Martino

May 4, 1922 - February 10, 2019

Shirley M. Martino, 96, of Wakefield died peacefully on February 10, 2019 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Wakefield on May 4, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Wesley S. and Elsie H. (Steindorf) Rutledge. Shirley was a lifelong Wakefield resident and a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1940. She was a retired bookkeeper and had worked for several firms including...
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Pearl Mae Allen

November 26, 1931 - February 9, 2019

Pearl Mae Allen, 87, of Lynnfield, died on February 9, 2019 at her home. Born in Peabody on November 26, 1931, she was the daughter of the late John and Gloria (Nunes) Bullerwell. Pearl was a tireless traveler throughout her life, constantly curious about all of the cultures and adventures that the countries of the world had to offer. At last count she had traveled to 47 countries...
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Virginia T. Rudasill

April 25, 1933 - February 7, 2019

Virginia T. Rudasill (April 25, 1933 – February 7, 2019) Virginia T. (Paschal) Rudasill passed away peacefully on February 7, 2019 with her family at her side in Burlington, MA. Virginia (Ginny) resided for 27 years in Wakefield with her daughter and son-in-law, and, prior to that, in Medford. Ginny was predeceased by her father, Clifford Paschal and her mother Mary (Lally) Paschal; her...
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Dorothy Lee Tecce

September 18, 1932 - February 6, 2019

Dorothy Lee Tecce, 86, of Wakefied, died on Wednesday, February 6 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Melrose on September 18, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred (Manser) Brennan. Mrs. Tecce was raised and educated in Medford and Malden. She had been a Wakefield resident for the past 70 years. Mrs. Tecce was the wife of the late Dante A. Tecce....
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Margaret G. D'Arcangelo

December 21, 1929 - February 5, 2019

Margaret G. D'Arcangelo, 89, of Wakefield died on February 5th at the Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 21, 1929, and was the daughter of the late Francesco and Mary (Presutti) Oddi. Margaret was raised in the North End, and had been a Wakefield resident since the 1950's. She was a member of St. Florence Church and was an avid Bingo...
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Richard A. Johnson

September 14, 1937 - January 31, 2019

Richard A. Johnson, age 81, of Lincoln, formerly of Reading and Lynnfield, died Thursday, January 31 at the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. Born in Melrose on September 14, 1937 he was the son of the late Charles E. and Euleta C. (Gray) Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a graduate of Hebron Academy and had also attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and University of New Hampshire. He...
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John F. LeFort

January 29, 2019

John F. LeFort, age 96, of Lynnfield, died peacefully, January 29, at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, surrounded by his family. Born in Nova Scotia, John came to America as an infant with his family, settling in North Cambridge, the son of the late Dennis and Mary (Chiasson) LeFort. He proudly served as a Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He worked for many...
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Edward H. Stone II

December 19, 1918 - January 29, 2019

Edward H. Stone II of Wakefield, MA, passed away peacefully in Burlington on January 29, 2019, at the age of 100. He was born December 19, 1918 in Winchester, MA, son of Robert M. and Dorothy (DeLand) Stone. Edward grew up in Winchester, graduated from Winchester High School, attended Kimball Union Academy for one year, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1941. After working for the...
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Orlando "Lindy" Costantino

February 16, 1930 - January 29, 2019

Orlando "Lindy" Costantino Lindy was very much a family man and always made family his number one priority. He left us on Tuesday, January 29, surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. Lindy, a husband, dad, papa, great grandfather, friend, uncle and neighbor, was a sweet, caring, hardworking, selfless man. He always had a smile on his face and always had a story to share. He was a...
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Kenneth J. Bilicki

March 12, 1946 - January 28, 2019

Kenneth J. Bilicki, 72, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Monday, January 28 at his residence. Born in Melrose on March 12, 1946, he was the son of the late Theodore J. and Rose A. (Cucurullo) Bilicki. Mr. Bilicki was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1964. He was a retired deli manager for Stop & Shop. Mr. Bilicki served in the United States Coast Guard and enjoyed...
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Patricia A. Stephenson

July 17, 1951 - January 28, 2019

Patricia A. Stephenson, 67, of Wakefield died peacefully on Monday, January 28 at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington surrounded by her family. Born in Malden on July 17, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Dorothy (Dingivan) Walsh. Patricia, a long time Wakefield resident, was raised in Malden and a graduate of Girls Catholic High School. She worked as a...
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Sylvia Gail Keddy

May 1, 1949 - January 24, 2019

Sylvia Gail Keddy, age 69, of Lynnfield passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, January 24 at her residence. Born in Winchester on May 1, 1949 she was the daughter of the late Reginald and Sylvia (Fox) Atkinson. Gail was raised in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody High School, Class of 1967 and also attended North Shore Community College. She had worked as an...
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Joseph E. Trahan, Sr.

June 26, 1927 - January 21, 2019

Joseph E. "Micky" Trahan, Sr., 91, of Wakefield, died on Monday, January 21 at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. Born in Boston on June 26, 1927, he was the son of the late John A. and Angelina T. (D'Eon) Trahan. Mr. Trahan was raised in East Boston and had served in the United States Navy during World War II. After his naval service he was involved in a number of...
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Sandra F. Duggan

February 4, 1939 - January 20, 2019

Sandra Frances (Studley) Duggan, age 79, a longtime Lynnfield resident, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 20, 2019. Born on February 4, 1939, she was the daughter of the late John Francis and Janice (Peterson) Studley. Sandra was raised in Wakefield and attended Wakefield Public Schools. During high school, she met her husband of six decades, Thomas F. Duggan, Jr., and...
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Helen M. "Sis" Cahill

July 28, 1933 - January 20, 2019

Helen M. "Sis" Cahill, 85, formerly of Wakefield died on Sunday, January 20 at the Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield. Born in Stoneham on July 28, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Stanaford) O'Brien. Mrs. Cahill was a graduate of Somerville High School and was a life member of the Saugus V.F.W. She was an avid bingo & card player. Mrs. Cahill was the wife of...
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Charles Edmund Cook, Jr.

November 8, 1956 - January 20, 2019

Charles Edmund "Chuck" Cook, Jr. of Wakefield, died January 20 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Neptune, NJ on November 8, 1956 he was the son of the late Charles Edmund Cook and Shirley Elizabeth (Barkalow) Brown. Chuck was born and raised in Farmingdale, NJ before moving to Ashville, NC where he finished his schooling. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Physics from...
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George Stansfield III

August 11, 1941 - January 18, 2019

George Stansfield III, age 77, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, died Friday, January 18, 2019, following a brief illness. Born in Maynard, MA on August 11, 1941, he was the son of the late George Stansfield Jr, and Blanche (Cunningham). George held many careers throughout his life, from working in the corporate world, running his own landscaping business, being a handyman, and in his...
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Constance V. Lockhart

February 14, 1927 - January 15, 2019

Constance V. Lockhart, age 91, of Scottsdale, AZ formerly of Melrose, died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Mayo Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Born in Boston on February 14, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Elmerinda Ricciardelli. Wife of the late Robert J. Lockhart. Mother of Robert D. Lockhart of Scottsdale, AZ and Nancy Lockhart of Cambridge. Her Funeral Mass will be...
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Grayce M. Kushmerek

December 18, 1948 - January 15, 2019

Grayce Margaret Kushmerek, age 70, a longtime resident of Lynnfield, passed away on Tuesday, January 15 at her residence. Born in Lynn on December 18, 1948 she was the daughter of the late John Alexander and Anne (Calder) Dick. Grayce was raised throughout New England. She had attended UMass Amherst, Salem State College, and ultimately received her Bachelor's Degree from Merrimack College...
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Barbara A. DeCecca

November 29, 1932 - January 14, 2019

Barbara A. DeCecca, 86 of Wakefield and formerly of Methuen passed peacefully on January 14th surrounded by family at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. She was born in Melrose on November 29th, 1932 and was the daughter of the late James V. and Marguerite (Muse) Whitney of Melrose. Barbara was a graduate of the Stoneham High School, Class of 1950. She had been a Wakefield...
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Marie C. Brown

October 17, 1926 - January 12, 2019

Brown, Marie C. (MacPherson) passed away at her home in Reading on January 12th, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Brown, a lifelong resident of Reading, was the daughter of the late George W. and Catherine E. (MacInnis) MacPherson. She was the wife of the late Everett W. Brown, Jr. She leaves her five children: Judith Brown of Marblehead, Stephen Brown of Naples, FL, Marta Copland & husband...
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Theresa Diane McCauley

January 30, 1971 - January 9, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Theresa Diane McCauley, age 47, who passed away on January 9, 2019. Theresa was a native of Wakefield, Massachusetts. Theresa is survived by her fiancé Eric Valle, her mother Susan McCauley, her sons Ian and Nick, six aunts, five uncles and numerous cousins. Theresa was an advocate for animals as well as for the homeless. She had a...
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Joseph E. McNall

February 14, 1927 - January 9, 2019

Joseph E. McNall, 91, of Lynnfield, formerly of Newburyport and Wakefield died on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody. Born in Lawrence on February 14, 1927, he was the son of the late William and Grace (Holland) McNall. Mr. McNall was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1944. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. McNall...
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Arthur Cabral, Jr.

December 8, 1946 - January 9, 2019

Arthur Cabral, Jr., age 72, of Wakefield died Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Winchester on December 8, 1946 he was the son of the late Arthur and Helen (O'Donnell) Cabral. Mr. Cabral was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. He enlisted in the United States Army and served during Vietnam as an Army intelligence...
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Adele Renna

August 1, 1921 - January 8, 2019

Adele Renna, 97, of Lynnfield formerly of Queens, New York died on Tuesday, January 8 at the Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield. Born in Naples, Italy on August 1, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Pericles and Laura (Guida) Mannerini. Ms. Renna was raised in Queens, New York and had attended James Monroe High School in the Bronx and for a short time, attended Hunter College. She was...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Darcy

January 6, 2019

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Darcy, nee Chappelle, died peacefully after a long illness on Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Danvers, Massachusetts, at the age of 93. Betty was born on February 23, 1925, in Roxbury, Massachusetts, to William and Annette Chappelle. She married the love of her life, Charles Darcy, on July 24, 1948. Charlie passed away three years ago but not a day went by that Betty didn't...
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Kathleen "Marie" Delorey

October 5, 1927 - January 5, 2019

Kathleen M. "Marie" Delorey, age 91, of Wakefield, formerly of Winchester, died Saturday January 5 at the Greenwood Nursing Center in Wakefield. Born in Medford on October 5, 1927 she was the beloved daughter of the late Leonell A. and Alice F. (Melia) Delorey. Ms. Delorey was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1945. She was a retired underwriter for...
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John F. Scrima

November 6, 1937 - January 5, 2019

John F. Scrima. 81, of Reading formerly of Medford died on Saturday, January 5 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Winthrop on November 6, 1937, he was the son of the late John and Adele (Guarino) Scrima. John was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1955 and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He was a retired accounts executive for Hartz Mountain Inc., in...
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James F. Quinn

February 26, 1944 - January 5, 2019

James F. "Jim" Quinn, age 74, of Wakefield formerly of Somerville, died peacefully Saturday, January 5 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Cambridge on February 26, 1944 he was the son of the late William J. and Helen (Manning) Quinn. Jim was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School and also Boston University, where he played four years of hockey and was...
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Anne M. Bonanno

June 11, 1927 - January 2, 2019

Anne M. Bonanno, of Wakefield passed away peacefully with family by her side on January 2. Born in Everett, she was the daughter of the late Gaspare and Frances (Natale) Castiglione. Anne was a graduate of Everett High School and Boston Business School. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1964. She was a dedicated volunteer for over 40 years at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital working...
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Ormsby Lee "Bob" Court, jr

May 7, 1924 - December 31, 2018

Ormsby Lee "Bob" Court, Jr. of Stoneham formerly of Wakefield died on Monday, December 31 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Born in Medford on May 7, 1924, he was the son of the late Ormsby L. and Winifred R (Fisk) Court. Mr. Court was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1942. He served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Radioman on the Destroyer U.S.S. Hobby in...
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Frank Cataldo

June 30, 1931 - December 27, 2018

Frank Cataldo, age 87 of Danvers and a former Wakefield resident died Saturday December 27 in Beverly. Frank was born in Lynn, MA on June 30, 1931 and was the son of the late John and Pia (Baldini) Cataldo. He was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School and from Boston University and where he was member of the ROTC. He later went on to serve in the Korean Conflict with the...
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Thomas F. Wholley, Jr.

August 13, 1950 - December 26, 2018

Thomas F. Wholley, Jr., age 68, of Methuen formerly of Wakefield, died Wednesday, December 26 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Boston on August 13, 1950 he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Ruth (Powers) Wholley. Mr. Wholley was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1968 and Lowell Technical Institute, Class of 1972. He was a former...
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Mario Simeola, Esq.

April 9, 1932 - December 24, 2018

Mario Simeola, Esq. passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family on Monday, December 24th, 2018 in Wakefield, MA at the age of 86. Mario is survived by his wife, Viola, his children, Lisa Dalbec and her late husband Stephen Dalbec of North Reading, Mark Simeola and his wife Susan of Melrose, his grandchildren, Michael Simeola and his wife Kate of Wakefield, Andrew Dalbec of North...
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Richard D. Wallace

December 23, 2018

Richard D. Wallace, age 80 of Wakefield, formerly of Melrose and Milford, peacefully passed away while surrounded by his family at his home on Sunday, December 23, 2018. He was the son of the late J. Allen and Lillian (Moran) Wallace of Milford. A 1956 graduate of Milford High School, Richard received both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in economics from Boston College and pursued a 30+...
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Geneva S. Guilford

October 20, 1926 - December 17, 2018

Geneva J. Guilford, age 92, of Wakefield, died on December 17 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. She was born in Wakefield on October 20, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Karol and Regina (Haladej) Krol. Geneva was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1944. She was a retired bookkeeper for Lynn Economic Opportunity. Regina was a big Boston sports fan...
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Barbara Jean Sullivan

October 30, 1930 - December 17, 2018

Barbara Jean Sullivan, age 88, of Wakefield, died Monday, December 17 at the Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield. Born in Everett on October 30, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Bridie (Draddy) Merrick. Mrs. Sullivan was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1972 and was a member of the First Parish...
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Kenneth S. Makarewicz

September 24, 1953 - December 16, 2018

Kenneth S. Makarewicz, age 65, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, lost his battle with cancer on Sunday, December 16th, surrounded by his loving family at Winchester Hospital. Born in Melrose on September 24, 1953, he was the son of the late Michael and Maria (Gudzevich) Makarewicz. Mr. Makarewicz was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1971. He worked as an auto body mechanic at...
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Michael C. Christopher

August 25, 1954 - December 15, 2018

Michael C. Christopher, age 64, of Sanbornville, NH formerly of Wakefield, MA, died Saturday, December 15, 2018. Born in Melrose on August 25, 1954 he was the son of the late Calvin and Ethel (Williams) Christopher. Mike was raised in Wakefield and was a member of the first graduating class of the Vocational High School in 1973 where he majored in architectural drafting. While in high...
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Mary Ann Doherty

December 8, 1933 - December 13, 2018

Mary Ann Doherty, age 85, of Wakefield, died peacefully December 13 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in South Boston on December 8, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Ignaz and Anna (Kevartas) Voveris. Mrs. Doherty was raised and educated in South Boston. At the age of 16, she entered into the Convent and became Sister Perpetua at Our Lady of Sorrows and Jesus Christ Crucified...
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Amandee Elaine Hoctor

May 15, 1995 - December 11, 2018

Amandee Elaine Hoctor, age 23, a lifelong Wakefield resident died unexpectedly after a long battle with addiction on Tuesday, December 11. She was born in Methuen on May 15, 1995 and was a graduate of St. Joseph School and the Northeast Vocational High School, Class of 2013. She is survived by her mother; Elaine Hoctor-deVos and her step-father Gardner deVos of Wakefield, her father...
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Harvey Lloyd Spector

October 13, 1933 - December 5, 2018

Harvey Lloyd Spector, age 85, of Stoneham formerly of Wakefield died on Wednesday December 5 at the Life Care Center in Stoneham. Born in Everett on October 13, 1933, he was the son of the late John and Mildred (Lloyd) Spector. Mr. Spector was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1951 and Northeastern University. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from...
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Marion Edythe Peeke

December 4, 2018

Marion Edythe Peeke, age 100, long time Lynnfield resident died peacefully Tuesday, December 4 at her home. Born in Newburyport she was the daughter of the late Budd Tuck and Josephine (French) Tuck. Mrs. Peeke was a graduate of Newbury High School and Bryant & Stratton Commercial School, Boston. She was a den mother, Sunday school teacher at the Lynnfield Centre Congregational Church of...
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Mark A. Lamusta

June 26, 1956 - December 2, 2018

Mark A. Lamusta, 62, a lifelong Lynnfield resident died on Sunday, December 2 at the Mass General Hospital. Born in Boston on June 26, 1956, he was the son of Richard Lamusta, Sr. of Lynnfield and the late Janet (Wright) Lamusta. Mr. Lamusta was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1975 and Northeastern University. He was an airline agent for American Airline for 37 years. Mr....
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John Stewart Buckley

June 21, 1941 - December 1, 2018

John Stewart Buckley departed this life on December 1, 2018 at his home in Wakefield, MA after a short illness. John was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 21, 1941 and was raised by his maternal uncle and aunt, Dr. Eugene F. and Anna M. (Dickeson) Galvin and their daughter Joan (Galvin) Conway in Rosendale, NY following the death of his mother Emma (Dickeson) Buckley in his infancy. He was...
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Jeannette "Jean" Fantone

February 18, 1929 - November 30, 2018

Jeannette "Jean" (Dennehy) Fantone, age 89, of Lynnfield, MA died Friday, November 30, 2018. She was born to Jeannette and Dennis Dennehy on February 18, 1929. Her mother was a piano teacher and her father a co-owner of Dennehy Brothers Dairy in Milton, MA. Mrs. Fantone was raised in Quincy, MA and graduated from Thayer Academy. She continued her education at Boston University, where she...
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Martha C. Coughlin

September 20, 1929 - November 30, 2018

Martha C. Coughlin, age 89, of Haverhill and Del Ray Beach, FL, formerly of Wakefield, died Friday, November 30 at Lawrence General Hospital. Born in Amherst on September 20, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Earl and Ellen (Doran) Dickinson. Mrs. Coughlin was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Melrose. She had been a middle school teacher at the Galvin...
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Samuel "Sam" J. Donato , Jr.

May 11, 1948 - November 30, 2018

Samuel "Sam" J. Donato, Jr, age 70, formerly of Saugus and Wakefield, died, after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was husband to Kathleen M (Stafford) Donato, with whom he shared 29 years of marriage. He was born in Malden to Samuel J Donato, Sr and Phyllis E (Barratt) Donato. He was a graduate of Saugus High School, class of 1966 and he attended Emerson College. Sam...
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Eleanor M. Barry

June 25, 1929 - November 30, 2018

Eleanor M. Barry, age 89, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Friday, November 30 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born on June 25, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Edward and Jessie (Thomas) Hamel. Mrs. Barry had been a Wakefield resident for more than 65 years and was a member of St. Florence Church. She loved to bowl and to garden and had a passion for arts and crafts and loved...
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Ruth Thomson Bridge

January 22, 1922 - November 29, 2018

Ruth Thomson Bridge, 96, formerly of Wakefield MA, died on Thursday, November 29 at the Edgewood Lifecare Community in North Andover, surrounded by her family. Born in Jacksonville, Illinois on January 22, 1922, she was the daughter of the late William E. Thomson and Mary E. (Willard) Thomson. She was a graduate of MacMurray College and moved to Massachusetts to teach at Randolph High School....
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Stella M. Zitzow

September 2, 1923 - November 24, 2018

Stella M. Zitzow, age 95, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, died Saturday, November 24 at the Peregrine Assisted Living in Tewksbury. Born in Wakefield on September 2, 1923 she was the daughter of the late John and Annie (Pankowska) Procurot. Mrs. Zitzow was raised in Wakefield and had been a longtime resident of Reading. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and was...
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Annette F. Gill

January 28, 1924 - November 22, 2018

Annette F. Gill of Wakefield and formerly of Medford died November 22 in Lexington at age 94. Mrs. Gill was born in Malden on January 28, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Michael and Ella F. (McNeil) Perry. She was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1941. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1986 and was a member of Saint Florence Church. Mrs. Gill...
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Mary "Tina" Infurna

August 13, 1929 - November 21, 2018

Mary C. "Tina" Infurna, age 89, of Newport, RI, formerly of Stoneham, Lynnfield & Marco Island, FL, died Wednesday, November 21 in Newport, RI. Born in Boston on August 13, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (Abbate) Faraci. Tina was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1947. She raised her family in Stoneham and was a member of St....
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Mary E. Smallwood

April 17, 1929 - November 20, 2018

Mary E. Smallwood, age 89, of Wakefield, died Tuesday, November 20 at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Boston on April 17, 1929 she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Crowley) Fitzpatrick. Mary was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School. Following graduation, she went on to Ms. Chandlers Secretarial School and then enlisted in the...
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Albion W. "Al" Hinds

October 20, 1925 - November 18, 2018

Albion W. "Al" Hinds, age 93, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Tufts Medical Center Boston. Al was born on October 20, 1925 to the late Albion and Margaret Hinds of Wakefield, MA. A lifelong Wakefield resident, he attended Wakefield High School until his enlistment in the U.S. Navy in 1942. He served on board...
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Sarah E. Welsh

January 10, 1937 - November 18, 2018

Sarah E. Welsh, age 81, of Lynnfield died Sunday, November 18 at the Hunt Nursing and Rehab Center in Danvers. Born in Melrose on January 10, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Arthur L. and Ruth E. (Ober) Wiley. Mrs. Welsh was a lifelong Lynnfield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School and Huntingdon College. She was a retired librarian for the City of Boston and also...
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Virginia A. Hopkins

August 17, 1932 - November 17, 2018

Virginia A. "Ginny" Hopkins, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Saturday, November 17 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Melrose on August 17, 1932 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Angela (Pizzano) Capone. Ginny was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1950. While spending time at Lynn Beach, she met her husband, the...
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Daniel J. Carroll

December 16, 1977 - November 16, 2018

Daniel J. Carroll, 40, of Saugus, formerly of Wakefield, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, November 16th. Born in Boston on December 16, 1977, he was the son of John H. Carroll of Wakefield and the late Marion E. (Theall) Carroll. Danny was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School, class of 1996, and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1996 to 2000. He was employed by...
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Robert M. Gearin

February 13, 1960 - November 16, 2018

Robert M. Gearin, 58, of York, ME., died on Friday, November 16 at the York Hospital in York, ME. Bob was born in Melrose on February 13, 1960 and was the son of the late Robert P. and Barbara (Hayes) Gearin. Bob was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1978 and later graduated from Northern Essex Community College. He was the owner of G&G Concrete...
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