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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

Muriel F. Elliott

July 12, 1930 - October 22, 2021

Muriel F. Elliott (Sylvester) 91 of Bedford MA, died on October 22 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was born on July 12, 1930, in Chelsea MA. And was the daughter of the late Arthur S. Sylvester and Florence M Sylvester (Meserve) of Melrose. Muriel was a 1949 graduate of Melrose High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wakefield and a member of the...
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Richard Ellis

September 26, 1947 - October 20, 2021

Richard Ellis, 74, of Wakefield, died peacefully on October 20, 2021 at Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Lynn on September 26, 1947, he was the son of the late Edwin and Gladys (Robinson) Ellis. Richard was a graduate of Saugus High School, class of 1965. He earned his undergraduate degree from Salem State College, and a Masters in...
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Carl H. Hanson

August 26, 1938 - October 19, 2021

Carl Herman Hanson, age 83, of Saugus, formerly a longtime Wakefield resident, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 19 at the Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield. Born in Melrose on August 26, 1938 he was the son of the late Carl Herbert and Frances (Bronson) Hanson. Carl was raised in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1956. He then attended two years of...
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Werner A. Colerico

December 27, 1942 - October 18, 2021

Werner A. Colerico, 78, died on Monday, October 18 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was born in Munich, Germany on December 27, 1942. He was the son of the late Andreas Weigl and Maria (Hofer) Colerico and the step-son of the late Peter Colerico. Werner was born and raised in Germany. He immigrated to the United States in 1955 and continued his education in Malden...
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Geraldine P. Watt

February 3, 1940 - October 14, 2021

Geraldine P. Watt, age 81 of Chelsea, died on October 14 at the CHA Hospital in Everett. She was born in Melrose on February 3, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Harry and Dorothy (Derenne) Wilkes. Gerry was a graduate of Cambridge High & Latin School and got her Associates degree in social work from Bunker Hill Community College. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of...
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Dora C. Adams

October 9, 1934 - October 13, 2021

Dora C. Adams, age 87, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, October 13. Born in Wakefield on October 9, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Frank and Clara (DiFilpo) Palmerino. Dora was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1952 and was a 1954 graduate of Wilford Academy of Boston. She was a lifelong Wakefield resident and a member of St. Florence Church and the...
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Sandra Smith

August 23, 1941 - October 12, 2021

Sandra Smith, age 80 of Wakefield, died on Monday October 12th at The CareOne rehab in Peabody. She was born on August 23, 1941 and was the daughter of the late George and Josephine (Kulesza) Bell. Sandra was the beloved wife of Ronald Smith of Wakefield. She was the loving mother of Brian Gagnon and his wife Lyn of Peabody. Sandra was also the cherished grandmother of Gabrielle and Brett...
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Jon-David E. Sylvester

February 15, 1977 - October 11, 2021

Jon-David E. Sylvester, age 44, of Peabody, formerly of Wakefield and Derry, NH, died suddenly after a chronic illness on October 11. Born in Melrose on February 15, 1977 he was the beloved son of Joanne (Iosua) Sylvester and the late Eugene A. Sylvester. He was the loving father of Jon L. and Dominic Sylvester. He was the brother of Julie M. Sylvester of Peabody. He was the grandson of the...
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Maria G. Rosatone

April 28, 1925 - October 11, 2021

Maria G. Rosatone, 96 of Lynnfield died at her home on Monday October 11. Born in Bovalino Marina, Italy April 28,1925 she was the daughter of the late Bruno and Carmela (Blefari) Zappavigna. Maria immigrated to the United States in 1947. She moved to Revere in the 1950's and eventually made her home in Lynnfield in 1973. She met her husband Antonio when she was working as a seamstress in...
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Wm. Paul Heffernan

October 20, 1939 - October 11, 2021

HEFFERNAN, Wm. PAUL. 81, of Wakefield, MA, formerly of Somerville and Medford, after a long illness, on October 11, 2021. Paul is survived by his spouse of 57 years, the former Eileen Hooley of Arlington, three sons, Tom and his wife Alisa, of San Diego; Dave and his wife Marianne, of Wakefield; and Bob and his wife Amanda, of North Reading. Paul was "Papa" to seven wonderful and loving...
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Hugh C. McLucas

July 27, 1935 - October 6, 2021

Hugh C. McLucas, age 86 of Wakefield passed away October 6 in Lincoln, MA. He was born in Donegal, Ireland on July 27, 1935 and was the son of the late William and Adeline (Calhoun) McLucas. He came to the United Sates in 1957 and made his home in Medford. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1957-1959. He later went to work for the MBTA as an Engineer. He had been a Wakefield resident...
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Nancy E. Curran

July 30, 1950 - October 6, 2021

Nancy E, Curran, age 71 of Wakefield passed way Wednesday October 6 in Danvers, MA. She was born July 30,1950 and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen (Collins) Bennett. She was a lifelong Wakefield resident and graduate of Wakefield High School. She was a longtime employee of the former K-Mart Department Store of Saugus and retired as a manager upon the close of the store. She was also...
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Ann M. Payzant

January 15, 1940 - October 5, 2021

Ann M. Payzant, age 81, of Wakefield, died Tuesday, October 5 at the Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield. Born in Wakefield on January 15, 1940 she was the daughter of the late Eugene J. and Irene (Lazzaro) Sullivan. Ann was a longtime Wakefield resident and was a former member of St. Joseph Church. She had worked many years for the Wakefield School department in administration. She and...
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Peter James May

February 3, 1959 - October 4, 2021

Peter James May was born in Boston, MA on February 3, 1959 to Charlotte Woods and James May. The youngest of five, his siblings include Henry May, Catherine May, the late John May, and David May. Peter spent his entire childhood in Northborough, MA, where he grew up playing baseball, soccer, and listening to his older brothers, John and David, play various styles of rock and roll in their home....
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John Robert Mitchell

July 6, 1950 - October 2, 2021

John Robert Mitchell, age 71, of Lynnfield, formerly of Chelsea, died Saturday, October 2 at his residence. Born in Chelsea on July 6, 1950 he was the son of the late James Donald and Marion Viola (Spracklin) Mitchell. John was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. He went on to graduate from the former Grahm Junior College of Boston and to attend Boston University....
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Ramona Musker

November 12, 1936 - October 1, 2021

Ramona Musker (Felix), 84, of Lynnfield, died on Friday, October 1 at The Palmettos of Bluffton assisted living center in Okatie, South Carolina. Beloved wife of the late Thomas H. Musker, of Lynnfield. Devoted mother of Oscar J. Musker and his wife Janine Brunelle Musker of Lynn, Susan Oliva and her husband Richard Oliva of Okatie, SC, Joseph Musker, of Washington DC, and grandmother of...
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Janice M. Solimine

March 30, 1936 - October 1, 2021

Janice M. Solimine, of Wakefield passed away October 1 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 85 years of age. She was born in Stoneham on March 30, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Albert and Margaret Deschamps. She was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident, an avid tennis player and member of Saint Joseph Church....
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Anthony M. Celani

October 1, 2021

Anthony M. Celani, age 88 of Lynnfield Massachusetts and formerly of Melrose, died October 1, 2021 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Mr. Celani was raised in Malden, later residing in Melrose, and had been a Lynnfield resident since 1972. He was the retired president and owner of New England Sports Cars in Malden. He was a member of the Lions Club of Lynnfield and enjoyed music, playing the...
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Nicholas "Nick" J Bopf

December 26, 1981 - September 30, 2021

Nicholas "Nick" J. Bopf, of Wakefield, died suddenly at Winchester Hospital on September 30th at the age of 39. Nick is survived by his wife, Lisa A. (Alessandro) Bopf and their three energetic children, Owen, Clara and Andrew. Nick was born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey on December 26, 1981. He graduated Manasquan High School in Manasquan, New Jersey in 2000. Nick moved to Massachusetts to...
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Robert H. Amiro

February 19, 1944 - September 30, 2021

Robert H. Amiro, 77, of Wakefield, died on Thursday, September 30 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Stoneham on February 19, 1944, he was the son of the late Harold J. and Mildred (Boudrow) Amiro. Mr. Amiro was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1963. He was a retired Sales Manager at Sears in Peabody with 41 service. Mr. Amiro served in the Unites...
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Harold "Clayton" Bowser

October 3, 1937 - September 26, 2021

Harold "Clayton" Bowser of Lynn died Sunday September 26, at the Hospice House of Lincoln. Born in Weymouth, October 3, 1937, he was the son of the late Harold C. and Mary (Cassidy) Bowser. Clayton was raised in Somerville He served in the Army during the Vietnam Era where he served 2 tours of duty. Following the war he moved to Washington D.C. and spent over 20 years selling fish...
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Linda M. Connors

October 9, 1955 - September 26, 2021

Linda M Connors, of Peabody, died on Sunday, September 26th peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers at the age of 65. She was born in Tokyo, Japan, on October 9, 1955. She was the daughter of Gloria Hopkins, of Danvers, and the late Philip Hopkins. Linda was a graduate of Danvers high school and attended Salem State College. Linda was happiest when surrounded by friends and...
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Henrietta Marie Papadinoff

September 25, 2021

Henrietta Marie Papadinoff of Wakefield, MA, passed away on September 25 at home. She was born and raised in St. Louis, MO, but spent over 60 years in the Boston area. Henrietta was the beloved wife of the late Chris Papadinoff for 53 years. She is survived by five loving children: Debra Papadinoff of Wakefield, MA; Chris Papadinoff, Jr. and wife Ritchel of Makaha, HI; Donna Rooney and...
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Susan Jane Benedetto

March 12, 1964 - September 24, 2021

Susan Jane Benedetto, age 57, of Melrose died September 24, 2021. She was born on March 12, 1964 in Winchester, MA to Anthony R. and Rosella (Vittozzi) Benedetto. Susan was raised in Wakefield and was a 1982 graduate of Wakefield High School. Susan was the baby of the family, being the youngest out of five children. She had her own unique relationship with each of her siblings and loved them...
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Barbara Jean Matteson

July 10, 1947 - September 23, 2021

Barbara Jean Matteson, age 74, of Northport, FL formerly of Wakefield, died Thursday, September 23 in Florida. Born in Stoneham on July 10, 1947 she was the daughter of the late James Ingham and the late Mildred (Craig) Bulfinch and the step-daughter of the late Henry Bulfinch. Barbara was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. She had been a Florida resident...
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Gloria C. Mahan

July 13, 1930 - September 20, 2021

Gloria C. Mahan, 91, of Gilford, NH formerly of Wakefield, died on Monday September 20. Born in Malden on July 13, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Angelina (Gobeo) Tartarini. Mrs. Mahan was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1948. She was a retired Customer Representative for the New England Heritage Insurance Agency in Wakefield. Mrs. Mahan loved playing...
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Lynne J. Serrentino

July 28, 1963 - September 20, 2021

Lynne J. Serrentino, 58 of Wakefield died at her home on Monday September 20. Born in Melrose, July 28., 1963 she was the daughter of Pasquale C. and Sandra (Rolfe) Serrentino. Lynne was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1981. She was a longtime employee of J.N. Phillips Glass Company and Wakefield Sanitation Inc. Lynne was a talented Crafter using ceramic, wood, and steel....
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Vicki L. Freni Cochrane

October 16, 1946 - September 18, 2021

Vicki Lynn Freni Cochrane, of Lynnfield, Mass., beloved wife of Robert (Bob) Cochrane, passed away suddenly Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the age of 74. She was daughter of the late Vada Rachel Willits and Robert Walter Edleman, and the sister of Robert "Harry" Edelman of Miami Beach, FL. She was the devoted mother to Christina Marie Freni-Agurto of Atlanta, GA, Richard Freni of Chicago, IL...
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Christopher W. Sardella

November 6, 1965 - September 18, 2021

Christopher William Sardella of Wakefield, passed away on Saturday September 18. He was born in Melrose, MA on November 6, 1965. And was the third son of the late Louis R. Sardella and Ann Marie Pratt Sardella. From a young age, Chris was a gifted athlete. Throughout his boyhood and high school years, it was his love of sports that become a driving force in creating his strong...
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Esterina Venturo

May 18, 1930 - September 12, 2021

Esterina Venturo, age 91, of Somerville and Medford, died Sunday, September 12 at the High Point Hospice House in Haverhill. Born in Pretoro, Italy on May 18, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Domenico and Maria (Addario) Balerna. Esterina was born and raised in Pretoro, Italy. In 1963, along with her two children, she moved to America, joining her husband and the family settled in...
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Margaret B. McGillicuddy

September 4, 1923 - September 10, 2021

Margaret McGillicuddy (Doyle), passed away peacefully on September 10, at 98. She was born to parents Edward Doyle and Alice DeWitt, on September 4, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts. For most of her life she resided in Winthrop and Burlington, Massachusetts. Margaret graduated from Revere High School where she was a cheerleader and involved in many sports and activities. She loved being at...
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Erik T. Martinez

July 16, 1993 - September 8, 2021

Erik T. Martinez, age 28, of North Reading, died on Wednesday, September 8 at the Winchester Hospital. He was born in Malden on July 16, 1993 and was the son of Efrain and Sheila (Copland) Martinez of North Reading. Erik was a graduate of Northeast Regional Vocational School in Wakefield. He had recently worked for Fitzgerald Tile. He was the loving brother of Alyssa Martinez and...
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Joan Mary Gagne

September 7, 2021

Joan Mary (Robinson) Gagne, of Stoneham, MA, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Born in Arlington, MA, Joan was the daughter of the late William C. Robinson and Mary (McAloon) Robinson. Joan met Peter, the love of her life, in 1962 at a wedding of mutual friends. They embarked on their very first adventure, their first year of marriage, to Oahu, Hawaii where Peter was stationed in...
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Daniel Donahue

April 8, 1952 - September 6, 2021

Daniel Donahue passed away peacefully on September 6, 2021. He was born April 8, 1952, to June Donahue and the late Ernest Donahue and was a life long resident of Wakefield, MA, who was proud of his Greenwood roots. A loyal family man, he married his high school sweetheart Barbie (Curran) and together they enjoyed a 47-year wonderful marriage. He leaves behind his son Chris Sao Pedro and husband...
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Susan A. Mele

September 26, 1956 - September 4, 2021

Susan A. Mele, age 64, of Salem, New Hampshire, formerly of Wakefield, died Saturday, September 4, 2021. Born in Melrose on September 26, 1956, she was the daughter of the late James J. and Rita M. (Dumont) Barry. Susan was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1975. She had worked at Stop and Shop of Stoneham for a number of years. Susan loved...
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Harold J. Muise

January 26, 1929 - September 4, 2021

Harold J. Muise, age 92, of Wakefield died peacefully from complications from throat cancer on Saturday, September 4 at the Lahey Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Wakefield on January 26, 1929, he was the son of the late Edmund and Edith (Fraughton) Muise. Mr. Muise had been a lifelong resident of Wakefield and graduated from WHS IN same class as General Galvin, 1947. He was proud...
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Patricia Ann Andrews

May 26, 1942 - September 3, 2021

Patricia Ann Andrews, age 79 of Wakefield, died Friday, September 3 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Cambridge on May 26, 1942 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ethel (Broadbent) Bowers. Patricia was raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident and was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church. She loved the beach...
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Anna M. Appolloni

November 6, 1923 - September 2, 2021

Anna M. Appolloni, age 97, formerly of Beverly, died after courageously battling a brief illness on Thursday, September 2, 2021. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, she moved to Wakefield in 2003. She was the daughter of the late Felipe and Vincenza (Serafini) Perucci. Anna was raised in Salem and moved to Beverly after marrying her husband, Dominick, with whom she shared 57 years of marriage....
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Susan J. Anderson

October 12, 1965 - September 1, 2021

Susan J. Anderson, age 55, of Salem NH died Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at her residence. Born in Stoneham on October 12, 1965 she was the daughter of the late John V. and Joan M. (DeVeau) Anderson. She was the sister of the late Victor J. Anderson. Susan is survived by her aunts Kay Whittington and Lorraine Weaver and her cousin Rebecca Crovello and her family. She is also survived by her...
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Mary L. Gallugi

June 21, 1922 - September 1, 2021

Mary L. Gallugi, age 99 of Wakefield died Tuesday, September 1 in Melrose. Mary was born in Wakefield on June 21,1922 and was the daughter of the late Dominico and Josephine (Giansante) Luciano. Mary was a lifelong Wakefield resident and graduate of Wakefield High School. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale "Pat" Gallugi and the loving...
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Jennifer R. Curley

June 6, 1978 - August 31, 2021

Jennifer R. Curley, age 43 of Salem, MA and formerly of Melrose and North Reading died August 31 in Salem. She was born in Hinesville, GA on June 6,1978 and was the daughter of Karen A. (Sheppard) Sweetland of North Reading and the late Keith J. Curley. Although her time in Georgia was very short, Jen always considered herself a "Georgia Peach." Jen was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of...
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Richard "Dicky" Boodry

August 20, 1959 - August 30, 2021

Richard S. Boodry of N Reading, formerly of Wakefield died unexpectedly of heart failure at age 62 on August 30th, 2021. Born in Canton, Ohio, Dicky was the son of the late Ida and Bill Boodry. He was Father of the late Richard 'Dicky' Boodry, Jr., brother of the late Carol Boodry Surette and uncle of the late Danny Surette. Dicky is survived by sister Darlene Taylor of Danvers, brother...
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Michelina A. Roberts

January 18, 1937 - August 29, 2021

Michelina A. Roberts, age 84, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Sunday, August 29, 2021. Born in Castelfranci, Italy on January 18, 1937 and was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Maria (Perillo) Santoro. Michelina was raised in Italy and in 1953 crossed the Atlantic and settled in Wakefield. She married and raised her family in Wakefield. She was deeply religious and was a devoted...
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John "Jack" Egan

August 28, 2021

John "Jack" Egan, 69 of Wakefield, formerly of Stoneham, died at his home with his wife and daughters by his side on Saturday, August 28th. Born in West Point, New York, he was the son of the late John and Eva (Thériault) Egan. Jack was a graduate of Stoneham High School, class of 1969, and New England School of Art & Design, class of 1973. During the Vietnam War, he served in the National...
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Michael A. Racamato

June 23, 1935 - August 24, 2021

Michael A. Racamato, 86 a longtime resident of Wakefield died Tuesday August 24, at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Born in Everett, June 23, 1935 he was the son of the late Peter and Marion (Moffi) Racamato. Michael was raised and educated in Wakefield. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. A talented self-employed Mason and house builder, he mentored many young people who...
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William E. Griffin

August 22, 2021

William Edward Griffin, of Springfield, Missouri, died Sunday, August 22nd. He was born and raised in Medford, Massachusetts, the son of the late Joseph A. and Eileen Jarvis Griffin. He is survived by his wife, Gae (Slavens); a son Patrick J. and his wife, Erin; grandchildren, Patrick W., Quinn, and Noah Griffin of Wakefield Massachusetts; sisters, Elise Jackson, and Lauren Griffin; many...
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James Hafferty

September 4, 1942 - August 21, 2021

James Hafferty, 78, of Wakefield formerly of Stoneham, died on Saturday, August 21 at his residence. Born in Everett on September 4, 1942, he was the son of the late Albert and Edith (Chilvers) Hefferty. Mr. Hafferty was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. He served in the United States Navy from 1960 to 1966. Mr. Hafferty had been a Wakefield residence for 54...
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Mary T. Gifford

March 31, 1953 - August 20, 2021

Mary T. Gifford, 68, of Ashburnham, formerly of Jamaica Plain, died on Friday, August 20 at her residence. Born in Boston on March 31, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Francis P. and Mary T. (Toomey) Welby. Mrs. Gifford was raised in Jamaica Plain and was a graduate of Mt. Saint Joseph High School. She had attended Boston State College. Mrs. Gifford had worked for over 40 years at...
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Rosemarie Franzaroli

August 5, 1929 - August 19, 2021

Rosemarie Franzaroli, age 92, of Wakefield, formerly of Roslindale and the North End of Boston, died Thursday, August 19 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late George Franzaroli. She was the loving daughter of the late Emilio and Filomena (Cassese) Nicastro. She was predeceased by her nine siblings. She is survived by many caring nieces and one nephew. Her...
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Anna E. "Ann" Brodbine

September 11, 1928 - August 16, 2021

Anna E. "Ann" Brodbine, age 92, of Falmouth formerly of Lynnfield and Peabody, died Monday, August 16 at Artis Senior Living in Lexington. Born in Lynn on September 11,1928 she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine (Niebrzydowski) McLaughlin. Ann graduated with highest honors from Regis College to become an elementary school teacher. After her marriage to John Brodbine, Ann...
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Grace L. Moran

April 5, 1931 - August 16, 2021

Grace Moran, age 90 of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Monday August 16 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Malden on April 5, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Charles and Angelina (Salerno) Pastorello. Grace was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1949. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Florence Church and was...
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Margaret Leona Harvey Colachico

March 13, 1924 - August 15, 2021

Margaret Leona Harvey COLACHICO, of 35 Bay State Road, passed away at her home on August 15, 2021 after a long illness. A 70 year-resident of Wakefield, Mrs. Colachico was 97 years old at the time of her passing. Mrs. Colachico was the beloved wife of Charles (Chuck) A. Colachico who preceded her in death in 2013. They had been married for 67 years at the time of his passing. She leaves...
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Genevieve A. Horne

September 29, 1923 - August 15, 2021

Genevieve A. (Ostrowski) Horne, age 97 of Lynnfield died Sunday, August 15 at her home following a brief illness. Genevieve was born in Saugus and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Blanche (Rydzewski) Ostrowski. She was the beloved wife of the late William "Bill" Horne. Genevieve was raised and educated in Saugus. She worked as a secretary at General Electric for 35 years and she and...
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Barbara M. Wilson

December 14, 1931 - August 14, 2021

Barbara M. Wilson, age 89, of Wakefield formerly of Malden, died Saturday, August 14 at her residence. Born in Everett on December 14, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Adolph and Emma (Pothier) Babin. Barbara was a 30-year resident of Malden before making her home in Wakefield 11 years ago. For several years, she had worked in the office for Cross Country Motor Company until her...
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Laurence Joseph Brennan

August 8, 2021

With deepest sorrow, we regret to inform you that Laurence Joseph Brennan, 49, our most beloved son, brother, uncle, family member, and friend passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 8. Those who knew Larry lost a very bright light in their lives. In the first 18 years of his life, people knew Larry as a fun-loving, popular, 6-foot-4-inch athlete with a huge love of cars, brand-name...
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Patricia B. Mooney

January 24, 1931 - August 8, 2021

Patricia B. Mooney, age 90 of Wakefield, died on Sunday August 8 at Care One Wilmington. She was born in Melrose on January 24, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Christopher and Vera (Wilson) Barrett. Pat was a longtime broker for Christopher J. Barrett Realtors of Wakefield. She also served many roles in countless Wakefield organizations including Secretary of the Mystic Valley Girl...
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Robert E. De Paolis - Foglietta

May 25, 1950 - August 3, 2021

Robert E. De Paolis-Foglietta, age 71, died on Tuesday August 3 at his home in Lynnfield. He was born in Lynn on May 25, 1950 and was the son of the late Rupert and Lillian (Lancaster) De Paolis-Foglietta. Robert was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, and Mass College of Art. He was the beloved brother of Loretta Gibbons of Tewksbury and Lillian Ross of Lynnfield. He is also survived...
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David Robert Meuse

July 10, 1983 - August 2, 2021

David Robert Meuse, 38, formerly of Wakefield, MA, passed away unexpectedly on August 2, 2021. David was born at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on July 10, 1983 to Kenneth Leroy Meuse and Carol E. Meuse. He moved to Florida for a few years before he and his family moved back to Wakefield in 1990. He went on to graduate from Wakefield High School, lettering in baseball and football. One of his...
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John Raymond Fitzgerald

April 14, 1947 - July 30, 2021

John Raymond Fitzgerald, age 74, long-time resident of Wakefield, passed on July 30th, 2021. Beloved husband to the late Loretta Fitzgerald for over 30 years. Devoted father of Brendan Fitzgerald and his wife Kailey of Boxford, and Nicholas Fitzgerald and his wife Misty of Reading. Loving Papa to his grandchildren Loretta and Holden Fitzgerald. Dear son of the late Margaret (Brock) Fitzgerald...
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Vikram "Paul" Rawate

January 4, 1976 - July 28, 2021

Vikram "Paul" Rawate, age 45 of Wakefield peacefully passed away after a courageous battle against cancer on Wednesday July 28th at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Agra, India on January 4, 1976 and came to the United States a year later. He is the son of Arun and Clara (Richard) Rawate and Maya Jacob and the late T.M. Jacob. He spent his childhood in Lincoln, NE and...
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Duncan Robert Alan McInnes, M.D.

June 20, 1946 - July 28, 2021

Duncan Robert Alan McInnes, M.D. age 75, of Lynnfield died Wednesday, July 28 at his home surrounded by family. Born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada on June 20, 1946 he was the son of the late John Duncan and Coline (Wedgwood) McInnes. Rob was raised and educated in Kenora, Ontario, Canada. Following high school he attended the University of Toronto where he received his medical degree in 1971...
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Michael Ferguson

September 20, 1954 - July 26, 2021

Michael Ferguson, 66 of Wakefield formerly of Melrose died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Tuesday July 26. Born in Denver, CO on September 20, 1954, he was the son of the late James R. and Katherine (Barron) Ferguson. Michael was raised in Colorado. He moved to Massachusetts in 1981 and settled in Melrose following his marriage to Cheryl. He was a longtime Machinist for Ferro...
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James M. McMahon

April 14, 1933 - July 24, 2021

James M. McMahon, age 88 of Reading, MA, died on Saturday July 24. He was born in Boston on April 14, 1933 and was one of five children of the late John and Alice (Smith) McMahon. He was raised in Brighton and graduated from Brighton High School. He joined the Air Force and served four years in the Korean War. He then went on to four years at Boston University and graduated with a...
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Elaine A. Crowley

May 16, 1942 - July 21, 2021

Crowley, Elaine A (Pendlebury) July 21, 2021 Elaine was born May 16, 1942, in Boston, MA. She was the daughter of Burt Leo Pendlebury and Dorothy Mary (Peterson) Pendlebury. Elaine grew up in Charlestown and Chelsea and graduated from Saint Rose High School in Chelsea, class of 1961. Elaine passed peacefully on July 21, surrounded by her loving family. Elaine was the loving mother of...
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Richard Orne Bayrd

April 8, 1929 - July 21, 2021

Richard Orne Bayrd, 92 of Wakefield, died on Wednesday, July 21 at his residence. Born in Wakefield on April 8, 1929, the son of the late Edward Leonard and Ruth Etta (Hall) Bayrd. He was raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1947. His yearbook entry notes that he "has steadied the band with his tuba playing for his four years in Wakefield High and has also...
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John S. Donovan

September 15, 1958 - July 19, 2021

John S. Donovan, 62 of Hampton, NH formerly of Seabrook, NH and Stoneham, died on Monday July 19 at his residence. Born in Boston on September 15, 1958, he was the son of the late William E. and Lorraine A. (MacDonald) Donovan. John was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Austin Preparatory School, Class of 1976. He worked as a Sales Representative for Prospeed Telecommunications in...
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Sabina Kusch

November 17, 1926 - July 15, 2021

Sabina Kusch, age 94, of Wakefield died Thursday, July 15 in Woburn. She was born in Lynn on November 17, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Domenic and Anna (Capuano) LaSala. Mrs. Kusch was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1945. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1950 and was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church in Lynnfield. She had worked as a...
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Cheryl L. O'Brien

June 11, 1970 - July 8, 2021

Cheryl L. O'Brien, age 51, a former resident of Reading and Wakefield, died unexpectedly on July 8 in Portsmouth, NH. She was born in Malden, MA on June 11,1970 and was the beloved daughter of Elizabeth (Doria) O'Brien of Ft. Myers, FL and the late Jack O'Brien. Cheryl made many friends in her lifetime, and she was best known as a spiritual advisor to many. In addition to her mother, she is...
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Joseph H. Shea, Jr.

February 8, 1943 - July 7, 2021

Joseph H. Shea, Jr., 78, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, July 7 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Chelsea on February 8, 1943, he was the son of the late Joseph H. and Ruth (McMahon) Shea. Mr. Shea was a graduate of Immaculate High School in Revere, Class of 1961. He had been a Wakefield resident for the past 27 years. Mr. Shea had retired in 2000 as a supervisor...
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Lawrence C. Manning

June 13, 1935 - July 5, 2021

Lawrence "Lawrie" Charles Manning, age 86 of Wakefield, died Monday, July 5 at the Benchmark Senior Living Community in Woburn. The Manning Family wish to thank the Benchmark staff for their kind, caring support and guidance during Mr. Manning's residency there. Born in Wellesley Hills on June 13, 1935 Lawrence Manning was the son of the late Harold Manning and Viola (Grover) Manning-Trenholm....
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Salvatore Pustizzi

June 11, 1937 - July 4, 2021

Salvatore Pustizzi, 84 a Wakefield resident since 1976 died on Sunday July 4, at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Born in Boston, June 11, 1937 he was the son of the late Salvatore and Augustine (Bova) Pustizzi. Sal was raised in the West End of Boston. He was a graduate of Catholic High School. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Sal was the owner and operator of Nema Pet...
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Eleanor M. Hubbard

April 12, 1917 - July 2, 2021

Eleanor M. Hubbard, age 104, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Friday, July 2nd at the Sutton Hill Center in North Andover. She was born in Wakefield on April 12, 1917 and was the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Barry) Riley. Eleanor was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1935. She was a retired office manager for Instrument Dynamic. Eleanor was a member of the...
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Priscilla L. Stark

May 2, 1929 - June 28, 2021

Priscilla L. Stark, age 92, of Wakefield died Monday, June 28 at the Brightview Assisted Living in Arlington. Born in Melrose on May 2, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Alden W. and Helen A. (Holbrook) Clark. Priscilla was raised in Melrose and after graduating from Melrose High School she went on to earn her associates degree from Boston University. She held administrative positions...
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Anne M. Burns

August 7, 1926 - June 28, 2021

Anne M. Burns, 94, of Lynnfield, MA died peacefully on Monday, June 28, at the Alliance Health at Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody after a precious day of visiting with her loving family. Born in Boston on August 7, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Francis L. and Annette (Desautels) Chamberlain. Anne was raised in Dedham, MA and was a graduate of Dedham High School and Katherine Gibbs...
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Constance "Elaine" Cook

September 29, 1937 - June 27, 2021

Constance "Elaine" Cook, age 83, of Wakefield passed away on June 27th surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Boston on September 29, 1937 and was the daughter of the late David and Constance (Littlewood) Flanagan. Elaine was a graduate of Brookline High School and had been a Wakefield resident for over 50 years. Before her retirement, Elaine was a quality control inspector at...
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Lillian T. Coolidge

June 28, 1935 - June 26, 2021

Lillian T. Coolidge, 85. Of Wakefield, died on Saturday June 26 at her home surrounded by her family and friends. Born in Cambridge on June 28, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lillian (McLaughlin) Turner. Lillian was a graduate of Nazareth Academy Class of 1953 where she was an avid basketball player. She had been a Wakefield resident for 62 years. Lillian had a great...
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Eileen McMahon

June 24, 2021

Eileen McMahon, a longtime resident of Lynnfield, died Thursday, June 24 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Medford she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Josephine (Ferullo) Parisi. She was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Revere. She settled in Lynnfield in 1955 and raised her family. Eileen was a devoted parishioner of Our Lady...
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Mary E. Kelly

December 18, 1949 - June 22, 2021

Mary E. Kelly, age 71, of East Bridgewater died Tuesday, June 22 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Boston on December 18, 1949 she was the daughter of the late James W. "Jim" and Bridget H. "Bridie" (Dirrane) Kelly. Mary was born and raised in South Boston before the family moved to Dorchester, and she ultimately settled herself in East Bridgewater. She received her...
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Richard J. Dumont

April 3, 1939 - June 21, 2021

Richard Joseph Dumont, age 82 of Wakefield passed away Monday, June 21st at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was born in Andover, MA on April 3, 1939 and was the son of the late Louis and Yvonne (Fournier) Dumont. Richard was the fourth born of five children. A lifelong resident of Wakefield, Rich attended St. Joseph's School and was a 1958 graduate of Wakefield High School. After high...
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Pasquale "Pat" Cambria

March 9, 1935 - June 21, 2021

Pasquale "Pat" C. Cambria age 86, of Stoneham, MA passed away peacefully on Monday, June 21 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was born in Boston on March 9, 1935 and was the son of the late Pasquale and Pasqualina (Martocchio) Cambria. Pat was the devoted husband of Ruth (Greenwald) Cambria for 58 years. He was the loving father of Steven Cambria, Kristin (Cambria) Joyce...
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Constance M. Rossetti

September 19, 1948 - June 20, 2021

Constance M. Rossetti, 72, of Revere formerly of Chelsea, died on Sunday, June 20 at her residence. Born in Revere on September 19, 1948, she was the daughter of the late John and M. Constance (Geary) Madigan. Mrs. Rossetti was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1966 and Bunker Hill Community College. She worked as a Paralegal at the Greater Boston Legal Services since 1979. ...
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Kenneth E. Lyle, Jr.

August 3, 1943 - June 18, 2021

Kenneth "Kenny" Lyle Jr., age 77, passed away after a long illness on Friday June 18, 2021. Kenny will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years Bernadette. Kenny was born on August 3, 1943, in Middletown, Connecticut, to Kenneth Lyle Sr. and Mary "Alice" Lyle. He graduated from Wakefield Memorial High School. Upon graduation, Kenny entered the Navy and proudly served his country in the...
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Susan Ann Robinson

January 31, 1954 - June 15, 2021

Susan Ann Robinson, 67, of Wakefield formerly of Belmont, died on Tuesday, June 15 at her residence after a courageous battle with Metastatic Kidney Cancer. Born in Cambridge on January 31, 1954, she was the daughter of Dorothy (Arel) Smith of Medford and the late George Smith. Susan was a graduate of Belmont High School, Class of 1971 and Northeastern University School of Nursing, Class of...
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Hazel E. Cook

January 22, 1933 - June 12, 2021

Hazel E. Cook, age 88, of Wakefield, MA passed away peacefully on June 12, 2021 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House with family by her side. Born in Somerville on January 22, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Hazel Cadagan. Hazel was a graduate of Malden High School. While primarily a homemaker, Hazel held many different positions over the years to keep herself occupied. The...
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Elaine J. Pyburn

August 24, 1933 - June 12, 2021

Elaine J. Pyburn, a lifelong Lynnfield resident died Saturday, June 12 in Lynnfield at age 87. She was born in Lynn, MA on August 24,1933 and was the daughter of the late Herman H. and Gunhild (Nordstom) Hammer. She was a graduate of Wakefield High School. A career bookkeeper, she worked for many years for the Madico Company of Woburn, and also served as bookkeeper to her family business,...
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Gerard Vincent Roberto

October 2, 1938 - June 11, 2021

Gerard Vincent Roberto, age 82 of Wakefield, died Friday, June 11 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Boston on October 2, 1938 he was the son of the late Angelo and Carmela (Salimone) Roberto. Mr. Roberto was raised in a neighborhood in Boston formerly known as the "west end." From there he lived in East Boston and Revere, where he raised his family, before finally...
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Michael L. Halliday

March 14, 1956 - June 9, 2021

Michael Lawrence Halliday of Bedford, NH, formerly of Wakefield, MA, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly but peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Born in Medford, MA on March 14, 1956 he was the son of the late Wilbur (Whip) Halliday and Arda (Caputo) Halliday. Michael was the fourth of their eight children and a graduate of Wakefield High School. Michael's tenacious and...
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Janet Andreatta

April 19, 1959 - June 9, 2021

Janet Andreatta, age 62, of Reading, died Wednesday, June 9 surrounded by her family. Born in Revere on April 19, 1959 she was the daughter of the late Joseph C. and Elizabeth D. (Correale) Andreatta. Janet was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1977. She spent much of her working career with the department of defense and served in many different job...
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Lucille Scott Wallace

June 7, 2021

Lucille Scott Wallace, age 91, of Lynnfield, MA, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio passed away on June 7, 2021 after a painful struggle with ovarian cancer. Cherished grandmother of James John Wallace, Mary Lucille Wallace, John Scott Wallace, and Angel Pumpkin Pie, devoted mother to her three children John Raymond Wallace, Mary Doris Wallace, and James Scott Wallace (Rodica and her daughter Elena),...
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Roberta A. "Bobbie" Coombes

February 22, 1938 - June 6, 2021

Roberta A. "Bobbie" Coombes, age 83, of Wakefield died June 6, 2021. Born in Malden on February 22, 1938 she was the daughter of the late Robert V. and Ann F. (Carruthers) Coombes. Bobbie is survived by her son Michael S. Coombes and his wife Eileen M. (Myers) Coombes of Tewksbury; her granddaughter: Jamie Ann Coombes, her daughter Mystik Ann Bernard, and her son Dax David Coombes, all of...
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Vincenza A. Commito

May 11, 1925 - June 5, 2021

Vincenza A. Commito, 96 a longtime resident of Wakefield died Saturday June 5, at Windham Terrace in Windham, NH. Born in Boston, May 11, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Lena (Spagnola) Frangiamone. Vincenza was raised in the North End of Boston and was a graduate of Catholic High School. As a young woman she worked as a Purchaser for Filenes in Boston which at the time was...
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Karen Ramsdell

April 2, 1954 - June 4, 2021

Karen Ramsdell, of Wakefield, passed away at age 67 on Friday, June 4, 2021. Karen was born on April 2, 1954 and was a graduate of Arlington High School, class of 1972. Karen continued her education at Northeastern University and had a successful career in sales and marketing in various industries. Karen was a devoted, loving, and beloved mother, wife, and grandmother and appreciated nothing...
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Elaine Anne DiCorato

May 4, 1943 - June 4, 2021

Elaine Anne DiCorato, age 78, of Stoneham, died Friday, June 4, in Boston surrounded by her family. Born in Medford on May 4, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (D'Orlando) Perosino. Elaine was raised in Melrose and was a proud graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1961. She then went to modeling school and secretarial school. Elaine enjoyed many careers in her...
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Doris M. Sullivan

March 2, 1931 - June 4, 2021

Doris Robichaud (Re) Sullivan, age 90, of Winchester, formerly of Melrose, died on Friday June 4th at the Winchester Nursing Center. She was born in Berlin, NH on March 2, 1931, and was the daughter of the late William and Melina (Favreau) Robichaud. Doris was educated by the Grey Nuns of Montreal. She enjoyed spending time with her family and making days memorable. She was a proud Mother,...
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Stephen T Coolidge

June 26, 1964 - June 3, 2021

Stephen T. Coolidge, 56 of Peabody, formerly of Wakefield, died at his home on Thursday June 3. Born in Winchester June 26, 1964 he was the son of Frank and Lillian (Turner) Coolidge. Stephen was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1983. He was currently working as a Monitor for VSP Transportation. Stephen had a passion for life and always had a big smile on his face. He was an...
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Andrea N. Nigro

July 4, 1989 - June 3, 2021

Andrea (Kulick) Nigro, age 31, passed away on June 3, 2021, at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on July 4, 1989, and was the daughter of Paul and Cindy Kulick and the late Carol (Fagen) Kulick. Andrea was the most loving, caring, and supportive person to everyone that she knew. Andrea's greatest passion was for her family and friends and spending...
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Joseph V. Pacholski, Jr.

August 23, 1936 - June 2, 2021

Joseph V. Pacholski, Jr. age 84, of Wakefield, died June 2, 2021 at his home after a traumatic fall. He was born in Somerville on August 23, 1936 and was the son of Joseph Pacholski and Ada Carr. Joe was one of six children. He was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School and attended Wentworth College. He joined the C.Bee's at the age of 18 and went on to join the Air Force...
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Bruna Sapienza

January 20, 1938 - June 1, 2021

Bruna Sapienza, age 83, of Wakefield died at her home on Monday, June 1. Born in Grillsgnana, Italy January20, 1938 she was the daughter of the late Italo and Amelia (Puzer) Daris. Bruna was raised in Italy before Immigrating to the United States at the age of 19. She had been a Wakefield resident since the 1970's. She was retired from the Garment Industry where she worked for many years...
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Alaina N. Rodriguez

November 10, 1996 - May 31, 2021

Alaina N. Rodriguez, age 24, died unexpectedly on Monday May 31. She was born in Framingham MA. on November 10, 1996 and was the daughter of Kamaala and Andrew Townshend, and her biological father Paul R. Rodriguez. Alaina attended Nazareth Academy where she played basketball and softball and was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High, Wakefield, MA. Class of 2015. She was a kind and...
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Gail Gessler

January 18, 1951 - May 29, 2021

Wakefield, MA — Gail Gessler, 70, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2021, at Lahey Hospital in Burlington due to multiple organ failures. Gail Gessler's maiden name is Mary Gail Duggan. She was born in the City of Cambridge, MA, on January 18, 1951. She was predeceased by her parents, Leonard J. Duggan and Marilyn (O'Brien) Duggan. Gail attended Wakefield High School then later...
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