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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

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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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 – 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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David A. Jacquard

March 4, 1960 - May 5, 2022

David Jacquard, age 62 of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, died on Thursday May 5 at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was born in Kittery, ME on March 4, 1960 and was the son of Andy Jacquard and the late Yvonne (Muise) Jacquard. Dave grew up in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1978. After high school he attended Massachusetts Maritime Academy where he...
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Linda Diane Bettincourt

March 13, 1951 - April 28, 2022

Linda Diane Bettincourt, age 71, of Plaistow, NH formerly of Wakefield, MA passed away Thursday, April 28 at the Exeter Center in Exeter, NH. Born in Potsdam, NY on March 13, 1951 she was the daughter of the late Leon and Jean (Kembel) Schuyler. Linda was raised in Foxborough and was a graduate of Foxborough High School and then of University of Rhode Island. She had raised her family in...
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Francis Leo "Frank" Penders

June 26, 1941 - April 26, 2022

Francis Leo "Frank" Penders of Wakefield passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, April 26, 2022, after a long and courageous battle with esophageal cancer, surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born in Boston on June 26, 1941, the son of the late Francis and Catherine (Stamp) Penders. He was raised in Revere, graduating from Revere High School in 1959. Following high school, he...
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Carolyn G. Sullivan

September 8, 1939 - April 24, 2022

Carolyn G. Sullivan, age 82, of Wakefield passed away peacefully Sunday, April 24 at her residence. Born in Malden on September 8, 1939 she was the daughter of the late Raymond Francis and Gertrude C. (Sullivan) Mooney. Mrs. Sullivan was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Girls Catholic. In 1963 Carolyn met Peter A. Sullivan, the two married in 1965 and started their family in...
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Jean M. Tropeano

January 5, 1940 - April 23, 2022

Jean M. (Comeau) Tropeano, age 82, a longtime Wakefield resident died unexpectedly Saturday, April 23 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Boston, MA on January 5, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Joseph D. and Doris I. (Widtfeldt) Comeau. She was raised in Dorchester and attended the Jeremiah E. Burke High School. In 1953 Jean received an award from the Institute of Contemporary...
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Marie R. Banks

February 6, 1960 - April 21, 2022

Marie R. Banks, age 62 of Wakefield and formerly of Somerville died at her home surrounded by her family on April 21 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in Somerville on February 6, 1960 and was the daughter of Albert F. and Marie L. (Roucher) Banda. She was raised in Somerville and had been a Wakefield resident for the past ten years. Marie loved spending time with her...
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Louis Omer Pelletier

April 21, 2022

Louis Omer Pelletier, 96, of Saugus, formerly of North Reading and Wakefield, died on April 21, 2022 at Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn, where he received excellent care from the skilled and compassionate medical staff. Born and raised in Salem, he was the son of Louis and Eva (Currier) Pelletier who immigrated from the Quebec province of Canada. He grew up in a French- Canadian...
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Barbara DiCecca

October 17, 1921 - April 20, 2022

Barbara DiCecca, age 100 of Everett died April 20, 2022 in Billerica. She was born in Medford, MA on October 17,1921 and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Josephine (Graf) Howland. Mrs. DiCecca was a longtime Everett resident and had been a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. She worked many years as a Nursing Assistant at the Marion Manor in South Boston, and also, worked as a...
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Thomas Alfred Crusco, Sr.

December 6, 1930 - April 20, 2022

Thomas Alfred Crusco, Sr. age 91, of Wakefield died Wednesday, April 20 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. Born in Cambridge on December 6, 1930 he was the son of the late Salvatore and Helen (Collins) Crusco. Mr. Crusco was a graduate of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. He had proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict as a servicemember in the United States...
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Joseph Francis Denham III

October 28, 1992 - April 16, 2022

Joseph Francis Denham, III, age 29, of Wakefield, sadly passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2022. Born in Melrose on October 28, 1992, he was the son of Dale Denham of Reading and Josephine (Giardina) Rowell and her husband Glen, of North Andover. Joseph was raised in Wakefield and a 2011 graduate of the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School welding program of Wakefield. Joseph had...
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Robert B Uliano

April 3, 1936 - April 14, 2022

Robert B. Uliano, 86 of Stoneham formerly of Wakefield died Thursday at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading. Born in Niskayuna, New York, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Leola (Price) Uliano. Robert was raised on a farm in New York. As a young adult he moved to Massachusetts and eventually settled in Wakefield. He was a retired manager for Reading Lumber in North Reading. After...
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Juliette Hamboyan

March 31, 1927 - April 14, 2022

Juliette Hamboyan, age 95, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children, on April 14, 2022. Born in Beirut, Lebanon on March 31, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Voscorian) Hermes. Juliette was raised and educated in Beirut, Lebanon. Due to World War II, she had to drop out of middle school and took a job teaching at The Sisters Academy, a...
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Arthur A. Prousalis

December 7, 1944 - April 14, 2022

Arthur A. Prousalis, age 77, of Wakefield died Thursday, April 14 at the Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield. Born in Woburn on December 7, 1944 he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary (Ventura) Prousalis. Arthur was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He spent his career in appliance repair; first beginning his career at GE where he learned the trade...
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Michael "Digger" Lucey

March 22, 1968 - April 9, 2022

Michael "Digger" Lucey Sr, 54, a lifelong resident of Wakefield passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 9. He was born on March 22, 1968 and was the son of the late Paul and Jean (Niland) Lucey. Michael was a graduate of Northeast Regional Vocational School. He was a longtime employee of the Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department and the town's favorite plumber. ...
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Christopher Richard Whyman

August 11, 1986 - April 8, 2022

Christopher Richard Whyman, age 35, born August 11, 1986 in Salem, MA ended his battle with cancer at the UCLA Ronald Regan Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA on Friday April 8, 2022. After graduating from Peabody High School, Christopher attended North Shore Community College where he received an associate's degree. He worked in sales and account management in collections as well as...
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Linda M. Kane

April 29, 1948 - April 7, 2022

Linda M. Kane, age 73, of Wakefield, died Thursday, April 7 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in Malden on April 29, 1948 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Estelle (Dzoib) Kirby. Mrs. Kane was raised in Malden before moving to Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School. She had gone to work for New England Telephone for a number of years and most...
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Joan N. "Flashy" Logue

June 23, 1939 - April 7, 2022

Joan Noreen "Flashy" Logue, a longtime resident of Wakefield, MA passed away peacefully at her home on April 7th at the age of 82. Joan was the beloved wife of the late Robert Logue. She is predeceased by her siblings John, Florence, Michael, and Phyllis. Flashy is survived by her nephews and nieces, Kathy Ledoux-Walsh (her favorite), her Godson Michael Ledoux (who annoyed her the most), Stuart...
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Thomas C. Merchant

August 10, 1933 - April 5, 2022

Merchant, Thomas C. of Wakefield April 5. Tom Merchant, a long-time teacher at Wakefield High School, died suddenly on April 5, 2022, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at the age of 88. Tom was born in East Boston on August 10, 1933, to the late Anne (Doherty) and Thomas Merchant. He spent his early years in East Boston, the beloved only brother of big sister Mary (Merchant) Harrigan and...
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Calvin J. Cook

February 21, 1992 - April 2, 2022

Calvin J. (CJ) Cook, 30 of Boston, formerly of Magnolia died at his home on Saturday April 2. Born in Salem, February 21, 1992, he was the son of Calvin P. Cook and Cindy (Overfield) Cook of Beverly. Calvin was raised in Magnolia and was a graduate of Manchester-Essex Regional High School Class of 2011 where he was a member of the football team. Following high school, he went on to graduate...
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Susan M. Leone

November 26, 1952 - March 31, 2022

Susan Morey Leone, a Wakefield resident since 1984, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 31, 2022. She was 69 years old. Born and raised in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Muriel (Reebenacker) Woodruff. Susan is loved and survived by her husband of 49 years, John Michael Leone, Jr., of Wakefield; by her daughter, Janice Susan Leone, of Lowell; by her son John...
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William H. "Bill" Dean

January 25, 1940 - March 30, 2022

William H. Dean, age 82, a longtime resident of Wakefield passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. He was born in Melrose on January 25, 1940 and was the son of the late Herbert and Elizabeth (Ufford) Dean. William (Bill) grew up in Malden and was a graduate of the Malden High School class of 1958. Upon graduating he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his...
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Catherine Alemi Palmerino

April 22, 1936 - March 29, 2022

Catherine Veronica Alemi Palmerino of Wakefield, MA, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the age of 85. She was surrounded by her family, with her beloved and cherished husband, Al, as she was welcomed into heaven. Catherine was known throughout her life as a person everyone loved to be around. She had boundless energy and a smile that lit up a room. She gave her time to others while...
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George Celata

March 2, 1929 - March 26, 2022

George Celata, age 93, of Reading, formerly of Lynnfield, died peacefully on March 26, 2022 at the Artis Senior Living Center in Reading. Born on March 2, 1929, and raised in the Boston's North End, he was the son of the late Michael and Clementina Celata. He earned his High School Diploma at the Boston Trade High School in 1947. George was a Military Veteran. He joined the United States...
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Karen J. Croce

July 25, 1952 - March 26, 2022

Karen J. Croce, age 69, of Wakefield died Saturday, March 26 at her residence surrounded by loved ones. Born in Malden on July 25, 1952 she was the daughter of the late Peter and Florence (Johnson) Iosua. Karen enjoyed the simple things in life. She enjoyed travelling to Arizona to visit her youngest son Matt and his family and traveling up the Maine Coast in her Jeep to the ocean and...
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Dorothy A. Parsons

September 9, 1940 - March 26, 2022

Dorothy A. Parsons, age 81 of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere died Saturday March 26 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Boston, MA on September 9, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Michael and Theresa (Paldi) Marotta. She was raised in Revere and was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception High School of Revere. She had been a Lynnfield resident since 1979 and...
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Terence J. McCarthy

March 23, 2022

Terence J. McCarthy, 83 of Weymouth, formerly of Wakefield, passed away Wednesday March 23, 2022 at Beverly Hospital. Born in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, Ireland, he was the son of the late Michael F. McCarthy and Mary (Gallagher). Terry moved to the United States in 1957. He served in the United States Air Force as a Military Police Officer stationed in Germany and Morocco. For 31 years...
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David W. Lundquist

September 22, 1934 - March 21, 2022

David W. Lundquist, 87, of North Reading formerly of Woburn, died on Monday, March 21 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Lowell on September 22, 1934, he was the son of the late Victor and Dorothy (Olson) Lundquist. Mr. Lundquist was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1952 and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts. He had been a...
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Thomas F. Flynn

November 4, 1932 - March 19, 2022

Thomas F. Flynn, age 89, of Wakefield, formerly of Arlington, died peacefully at home on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Born in Woburn on November 4, 1932 he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Georgianna (MacDonald) Flynn. Mr. Flynn was raised in Stoneham and attended Saint Patrick School in Stoneham for 11 years until its closing in 1949. He graduated from Stoneham High School in 1950. He...
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Carl J. Ducey

September 8, 1933 - March 16, 2022

Carl J. Ducey, age 88, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at his residence. He was born in Malden on September 8, 1933. Mr. Ducey was raised in Medford and moved to Wakefield during his senior year of high school. It was then that he met the love of his life and future bride Elizabeth Ann (Kenney). The two raised their family of eight in Wakefield and were members of St. Joseph Church...
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Wadad H. Nakhoul

December 31, 1931 - March 15, 2022

Wadad H. Nakhoul, age 90 of Wakefield, died on Tuesday March 15 at the Winchester Rehab and nursing Center. She was born in Beirut, Lebanon on December 31, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Hannah and Heloueh Hajj. In 1953, Wadad wed her late husband Anis. Wadad and Anis went on to have 5 children, Claudette, Zaki, Doris, Bedda, and Nabil. She and her young family immigrated to the US...
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Joseph C. Loconzolo

October 18, 1931 - March 14, 2022

Joseph C. Loconzolo, a long-time Wakefield resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Monday, March 14, 2022; he was 90 years old. Joe was born in East Boston on October 18, 1931; he was the dear son of the late Joseph Loconzolo and Anna (Casselo) Loconzolo. Joe was raised in Malden before his family moved to Greenwood in Wakefield. ...
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Kevin Grenham

January 28, 1989 - March 14, 2022

Kevin "Kev" James Grenham was born January 28, 1989, he was a lifelong resident of Wakefield and passed unexpectedly at home March 14, 2022. He is survived by his beloved wife Jamie (Orsini) Grenham and daughter Kora Danielle Grenham. He was the cherished son of Diane and James Grenham. Kevin was a graduate of Saint Joseph's School and a former alter server for Saint Joseph's Parish in...
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Luciano Querel

March 8, 1941 - March 14, 2022

Luciano Querel, age 81, of Wakefield, died Monday, March 14 at his residence. He was born in Trieste, Italy on March 8, 1941 and was the son of the late Aldo and Josepina (Kirn) Querel. Luciano was born and raised in Italy. Having been orphaned at a very young age, Luciano went to work by the age of 13 and years later followed his sister to the United States, making his home here in the 1970...
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