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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

Maurie Ann Haver

February 18, 2018

Maurie Ann Haver, 85, of Wakefield, passed away on February 18, 2018. She was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1951. After graduation, she had a brief stint at the Palace of Sweets Ice Cream & Soda Shoppe in Malden and then it was off to serve in the Air Force as a WAF. After basic training at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ she served as a Transfer Specialist at Lackland Air...
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Gwenn E. Therrien

June 6, 1950 - February 16, 2018

Gwenn E. Therrien, age 67, of Wakefield died Friday, February 16 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a brave battle with cancer. Born in St. Johnsbury, VT she was the daughter of the Doris (Cheney) Therrien and late Russell Therrien. Gwenn was raised and educated in Cabot, VT and went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Vermont. She then became a...
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Theresa M. Akerberg

January 28, 1937 - February 15, 2018

Theresa M. Akerberg, age 81, of Wakefield died Thursday, February 15 at her residence. Born in Somerville on January 28, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Josephine (Settipane) Spinale. Terry was raised and educated in Somerville. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1969. She is retired from the Town Clerks office in Wakefield. Terry was a member of St. Joseph Parish and...
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William E. Dunham

June 19, 1931 - February 14, 2018

William E. "Bill" Dunham of Reading, died on Wednesday, February 14 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Rome, New York on June 19, 1931, he was the son of the late Worden and Isabelle (Tiffany) Dunham. Mr. Dunham was raised and educated in Rome, New York. He lettered in Tennis and Track, was the business manager of the yearbook and was elected to the National Honor Society in High...
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Vinny Pintone

March 16, 1982 - February 13, 2018

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Vincenzo "Vinny" Pintone, age 35, of Lynnfield Massachusetts left us to be in the arms of our Lord. Vinny was born on March 16, 1982 in Malden, MA to Rita Santoro-DiStefano and Franco Pintone. He was the beloved brother to Salvatore "Sal" Pintone, Gabriella (Gabby) Izzo and Alexa DiStefano. He was the stepson of Anna Pintone and Nico DiStefano. He was the doting...
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Maureen H. Donovan

April 13, 1924 - February 10, 2018

Donovan, Maureen Hildegarde (Murphy), of Lynnfield and Gloucester. Born 13 April 1924, Taunton, MA. Passed away 10 February 2018. Graduate of Framingham State College with a BS in Nutrition; honored with Alumni Achievement Award in 1995 at her 50th reunion. Past member of the Ladies Committee of Peabody Essex Museum, American Field Service in Lynnfield, The Wingaersheek Yacht Club of Gloucester ...
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Marguerite H. Burns

September 13, 1921 - February 10, 2018

Marguerite H. Burns, 96, of Wakefield, died on February 10, at the Prescott House in North Andover. She was born in Cambridge on September 13, 1921 and was the daughter of the late Emmanuel and Anne (MacDonald) Moulis. Marguerite was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1940. She had been a Wakefield resident for over 60 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, and...
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Carole Devlin

March 9, 1937 - February 9, 2018

Carole Devlin, 80 a longtime resident of Wakefield died Friday February 9, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Brownsville Junction, Maine March 9, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Cedric and Gertrude (Berry) Hamlin. Carole was raised in Maine. She was a graduate of Morse High School in Bath, Maine. Carole, along with her husband Dan and 4 boys moved to...
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Louis Thomas Corcoran

November 5, 1943 - February 9, 2018

Louis Thomas "Lou" Corcoran, age 74, a longtime Wakefield resident died peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family and friends on Friday, February 9, 2018. Born in Watertown on November 5, 1943 he was the son of the late Francis and Mary (Meyers) Corcoran. Mr. Corcoran was raised in Watertown and was a graduate of Watertown High School. He had been a longtime Wakefield resident...
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Norma G. Lester

October 26, 1924 - February 7, 2018

Norma G. Lester, age 93 of Wakefield died February 7, 2018 in Winchester. Norma was born in Revere, MA on October 26, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Albert and Beatrice (Ege) Gallant. She was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School. A Wakefield resident for the past 56 years, Norma worked as an Assistant Librarian at the Galvin Middle School of Wakefield and later...
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Elizabeth Ann Ducey

May 10, 1934 - February 7, 2018

Elizabeth Ann Ducey, 83, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Wednesday February 7 at the Wakefield Center. Born in Stoneham on May 10, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Thomas F. and Elizabeth (Holden) Kenney. Mrs. Ducey was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1952 and Melrose-Wakefield School of Nursing. She spent most of her career in the maternity unit at the Melrose...
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Leonard John Elliott

November 24, 1969 - February 6, 2018

Leonard John Elliott, age 48, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Tuesday, February 6 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Melrose on November 24, 1969 he was the son of Linda J. Elliott of Wakefield. He was the step-father of Christopher Kelly of Florida. He was the brother of Tammy Sheehan of Saugus, Carrie Fotino and her husband Roger of Stoneham, Kelly McCarthy and her husband Tim...
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Evelyn C. Aimo

August 22, 1936 - February 6, 2018

Evelyn C. Aimo. Age 81 died Tuesday February 6 in Marblehead. She was born in Woburn on August 22, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Frank and Edith (Yarossi) Starble. Evelyn was raised in Woburn and was a graduate of Woburn High School. She was a camera enthusiast, and with her late husband Karl and also enjoyed many years of Ballroom Dancing. Evelyn was the beloved wife of the late Karl...
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Kevin Hanson

November 3, 1962 - February 5, 2018

Kevin Hanson, age 55, of Chelmsford, formerly of Wakefield, died Monday, February 5 at the Lowell General Hospital. Born in Melrose on November 3, 1962 he was the son of Barbara (Haladay) Hanson of Whitefield, NH and Ronald W. Hanson of Jefferson, NH. Kevin was a graduate of Pingree School, Class of 1981 and went on to attend the University of Lowell. He had been a longtime bartender and...
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Angelo M. Semenza

August 27, 1929 - February 3, 2018

Col. Angelo M. Semenza, USMC (Ret.) age 88, of Wakefield died on Saturday, February 3 at his residence with his family at his bedside. Born in Revere on August 27, 1929, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Marie (Repucci) Semenza. Col. Semenza was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. He then went on to receive his undergraduate degree from Tufts University and...
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Leslie E. "Les" DeMarco

February 5, 1929 - February 2, 2018

Leslie E. "Les" DeMarco, age 88, a lifelong Wakefield resident died Friday, February 2 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Born in Wakefield on February 5, 1929 he was the son of the late Joseph and Ruth (Justice) DeMarco. Mr. DeMarco was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1946. During the 1946 baseball season, Les threw two nine inning no...
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John W Hardy

January 31, 2018

Hardy, John W. "Jack," 96, of Wakefield, formerly of Medford, passed away at home on January 31, 2018. Husband of the late Margarette (Maloney). Dear friend and companion of the late Irene Comerford. Beloved father of Ann Lapierre and her husband Bruce of Wakefield, John A. Hardy and his wife Mary of San Diego, and Elizabeth Owens and her husband Vic of Walpole. Grandfather of Christine and Mark...
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Fred Yasi, Jr.

October 25, 1926 - January 30, 2018

Fred Yasi, Jr., age 91, of Peabody formerly of Wakefield, died Tuesday, January 30 at the Salem Hospital. Born in Everett on October 25, 1926 he was the son of the late Fred and Mary (Moreschi) Yasi. Mr. Yasi was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1944. He then enlisted in the United States Navy and served during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He had...
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William A. Miller, Jr.

February 20, 1932 - January 22, 2018

William A. "Billy" Miller, Jr. LT Col USAFR, age 85, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Monday, January 22 at the Lahey Clinic Hospital in Burlington after complications from a fall in his home. Born February 20, 1932 he was the son of the late William A. and Bertha (Lewis) Miller. Bill lived in Medford at an early age before moving to Wakefield at the age of nine. He was a graduate of...
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Albert L. Burbine

March 11, 1923 - January 22, 2018

Albert L. Burbine, of North Andover, formerly of Wakefield, died on January 22nd at the Lahey Clinic in Peabody. He was born in Wakefield on March 11, 1923 and was the son of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Toomey) Burbine. Albert was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He was a retired clerk from the former A&P Store at Wakefield. He was the...
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Leonard F. Rothwell

November 21, 1941 - January 20, 2018

Leonard F. "Lenny" Rothwell, age 76, died Saturday, January 20, 2018. Born in Boston on November 21, 1941 he was the son of the late Louis and Grace (Nagle) Rothwell. Lenny was raised and educated in Lynn. He had retired from the Lynnfield Police Department after 29 years of service as a Crime Prevention Officer. In addition to being on the police department, Lenny was also the owner of...
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Dolores M. Piskadlo

January 20, 2018

Dolores M. Piskadlo of Wakefield died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice in Reading on Saturday, January 20. Born in Somerville she was the daughter of the late John R. and Linda M. (DiEoreo) Rosselle. Dolores was a graduate of Malden High School class of 1967. She had been a Wakefield resident for the past 40 years and was a member of St. Joseph Parish. She was currently the Sales Manager...
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Charles S. Alleca

February 9, 1954 - January 19, 2018

Charles S. Alleca, 63, of Reading formerly of Wakefield, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 19 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Melrose on February 9, 1954, he was the son of the late A. Charles and Grace Marie (Terravecchia) Alleca. Mr. Alleca was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1972. He enjoyed gardening and cooking. Mr. Alleca was the brother of Richard Alleca and...
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Isabelle E. Doucette

February 28, 1924 - January 18, 2018

Isabelle E. Doucette, 93, a long time Wakefield resident, died on Thursday, January 18 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield. Born in Stoneham on February 28, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Agnes (Amiro) Doucette. Mrs. Doucette was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of St. Patrick High School. She enjoyed extensive travel, camping and Las Vegas trips. Mrs....
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Kevin M. Ramocki

August 15, 1977 - January 15, 2018

Kevin M. Ramocki, age 40, of Lowell, died Monday, January 15th in Lowell. He was born in Melrose on August 15, 1977, and was the son of Stephen and the late Karen (Ryan) Ramocki. Kevin was a graduate of Billerica Memorial High School and UMass Amherst. He worked for South Middlesex Opportunity Council as a program advocate. He enjoyed music, was an avid fan of the Celtics, and also an avid...
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Peter W. Costas

September 14, 1979 - January 14, 2018

Peter W. Costas, 38, a lifelong Lynnfield resident, died suddenly and tragically on Sunday, January 14. Born in Winchester on September 14, 1979, he was the beloved son of Barbara L. (Fellows) Costas of Lynnfield and the late George Costas. Peter was the beloved brother of John D. Costas of Andover, Karen C. Costas of Dedham and Alainie B. Costas of Revere. Peter is also survived by many aunts...
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Vincent Leo Grifoni

September 17, 1928 - January 13, 2018

Vincent Leo Grifoni, age 89, of Lynnfield, formerly of East Boston, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018. Born in Framingham on September 17, 1928 he was the son of the late Joseph and Vincenzina (Cuoco) Grifoni. Mr. Grifoni was a WWII Navy Veteran, where he served aboard the USS Missouri and Aircraft Carrier USS Tarawa. He was a most caring grandfather and great grandfather, committed...
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Carmine P. DeGuglielmo

January 12, 2018

Carmine P. DeGuglielmo, 92, of Danvers, beloved husband for 56 years of the late Dora (Vietri) DeGuglielmo, died peacefully on Friday, January 12 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his children Stephen DeGuglielmo and wife Meredith of Danvers, Carol Bratt and husband Steven of Lynnfield, Joseph DeGuglielmo and wife Janet of Wakefield, Paul DeGuglielmo and wife Catherine of...
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Charles B McGuire, Sr.

January 17, 1926 - January 11, 2018

Charles B. McGuire, Sr., a life-long resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on January 11, 2018 just short of his 92nd birthday. Charlie was the beloved and devoted husband of wife Veronica from Dublin, with whom he recently celebrated their 60th anniversary. Loving father of Charles McGuire Jr and Maryann Stickney and her husband Norman...
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Stasia Moran

February 4, 1937 - January 11, 2018

Stasia Moran, age 80, died peacefully, Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Milford Medical Center with her family by her side. Born in Boston on February 4, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Stefan and Katherine (Witkos) Adamkowski. Stasia was born in Boston and raised and educated in the West End. Shortly after graduating she met the love of her life, the late Kenneth Moran, and her...
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William R. Bain, Jr.

June 23, 1952 - January 10, 2018

William R. Bain, Jr., of Sterling formerly of Saugus and Somerville, died on Wednesday, January 10 in Sterling. Born in Somerville on June 23, 1952, he was the son of the late William R. and Alyce E. (Hamilton) Bain. Mr. Bain was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1970. He was a retired Letter Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Medford, Arlington and Belmont. Mr. Bain was...
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Julia Adams

July 2, 1933 - January 9, 2018

Julia Adams, age 84, of Wakefield formerly of Malden, died Tuesday, January 9 at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Boston on July 2, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Eftalia (Nini) Adams. Mrs. Adams was raised in Boston and was a graduate of South Boston High School. She had worked as a Secretary for the State Banking Commission before her retirement. She had...
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William "Randy" Popp, Jr.

October 12, 1930 - January 9, 2018

William "Randy" Popp, Jr., 87, of Lynnfield died on Tuesday, January 9 at his residence. Born in Saugus on October 12, 1930, he was the son of the late William R. and Florence (Dixon) Popp. Randy was a graduate of Saugus High School class of 1948. Randy enjoyed all sports and was the first Goaltender for the Saugus High School. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He had retired from...
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Robert Anthony Viera

October 15, 1988 - January 8, 2018

Robert Anthony Viera, of Lynnfield, MA passed away unexpectedly on January 8th at the age of 29. Bobby was born October 15th, 1988, the youngest of six children. Bobby was an electrician by trade and worked with his brother's landscaping business. Bobby was a very intelligent, funny, kind and loving soul who enjoyed sporting events, movies, spending time with his friends, and most of all...
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Diane Elaine Read

September 10, 1939 - January 8, 2018

Diane Elaine Read, age 78, died Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Stoneham on September 10, 1939 she was the daughter of the late Walter Avery, Sr. and Priscilla (Hatch) Avery. Mrs. Read was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1957. She had worked at and retired from Mellon Financial as a Senior Investigator and had also...
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John P. Seymour

May 16, 1940 - January 5, 2018

John P. Seymour, of Saugus formerly of Wakefield, passed away at his home on January 5, 2018 in the arms of his beloved wife of 57 years, Patricia. John was born in Everett on May 16, 1940 and was the son of the late Lester L. and Amelia (Coletti) Seymour. John was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1958. He was a Wakefield resident for 53 years before...
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Denise M. Cordeiro

October 4, 1959 - January 5, 2018

Denise M. (Camara) Cordeiro, age 58, of Reading died at her residence on Friday January 5, 2018 after a long battle with Cholangiocarcinoma. She was born in Melrose, MA on October 4, 1959 and was the daughter of the late William and Eleanor (Greenwald) Martino. Denise was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1977. She had worked at Lantos Technologies...
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Lillian M. Haladay

June 30, 1924 - January 4, 2018

Lillian M. Haladay, 93, of Wakefield died on Thursday, January 4 at the Wingate at Reading Nursing Home. Born in Melrose on June 30, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Richard F. and Gertrude (Cameron) Smith. Mrs. Haladay was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1942. She had been a Wakefield resident for the past 65 years. Mrs. Haladay was a member of St. Joseph Church in...
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James F. "Jim" Mackin

October 13, 1947 - January 3, 2018

James F. "Jim" Mackin, a former Massachusetts State Trooper, died unexpectedly at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston on January 3rd, 2018. He was 70. Jim is survived by his wife Lisa Fiandaca of Lynnfield, his children Christopher Mackin of Hampstead, NH, Timothy Mackin and his wife Kelly of Ipswich and Alison (Mackin) Young of Woburn. He is also survived by four grandchildren,...
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Concettina M. "Connie" Ellis

May 15, 1925 - January 2, 2018

Concettina M. "Connie" Ellis, age 92 of Wakefield died January 2 in Reading after a long period of failing health. She was born in Wakefield on May 15, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Angelo and Annunziata (Evangelista) DeFeo. She was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was retired from the former L.B. Evans Shoe Company of Wakefield. She was also a life member of Saint Florence Church. ...
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Lena L. Tine

March 8, 1919 - January 1, 2018

Lena L. Tine, of Arcadia, California formerly of Wakefield died on Monday, January 1 at the Arcadia Methodist Hospital. Born in Wakefield on March 8, 1919 she was the daughter of the late John and Carmella (Bonito) DiTonno. Lena's greatest gifts were the love and attention she showed to her family and friends. Whether she shared her time or her talent for sewing and crocheting, she gave of...
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William R. Pepe

October 17, 1946 - January 1, 2018

William R. Pepe, 71, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Monday, January 1 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Winchester on October 17, 1946, he was the son of Vienna (DiTonno) Pepe of Wakefield and the late William C. Pepe of Wakefield. Mr. Pepe was raised and educated in Wakefield. He was a self-employed carpenter and was an avid fisherman. Mr. Pepe is...
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Robert L. Sciascia

October 17, 1924 - January 1, 2018

Robert L. Sciascia, 93, of Reading formerly of Wakefield, died on Monday, January 1 at the Daniel's House in Reading. Born in Winchester on October 17, 1924, he was the son of the late Gaetano and Marion (Bourinot) Sciascia. Immediately after attending Winchester High School, Mr. Sciascia joined the U.S Army and served in WWII in Korea and Japan. He had been a Wakefield resident from 1963...
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Peter J. O'Brien

July 2, 1942 - January 1, 2018

Peter J. O'Brien, 75, of Reading, died on Monday, January 1 at The Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was born on July 2, 1942 and was the son of the late Martin and Dorothy (Tobin) O'Brien. Peter was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School class of 1961. He was the Captain of the hockey team at English High School before returning to Charlestown High School. After...
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Roger C. Lummus, Jr.

February 7, 1934 - December 31, 2017

Roger C. Lummus Jr. passed away peacefully at home on December 31, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born February 7, 1934 and was a lifelong Lynnfield resident. He was the husband of the late Gloria (Chadbourne) Lummus and the son of the late Roger and Helen Lummus. He is survived by his daughter Cynthia Lummus and husband Joseph Zaraschi of Essex, CT, sons William and Jonathan...
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Anthony Francis Carra

January 1, 1938 - December 31, 2017

Anthony Francis Carra, age 79 of Saugus, died Sunday, December 31 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. Born in Salina, Italy on January 1, 1938. He was the son of the late Aurelio and Anna (Soldani) Carra. Anthony was raised in Italy and moved to the United States at the age of 16. He served in the Army Reserves during the Korean Conflict. He has been a Saugus resident since 1973. For 49...
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Anna Welsh

January 9, 1939 - December 30, 2017

Anna Welsh, 78, of Wakefield, died Friday, December 29 at the Beverly Hospital. Born it Italy, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Giovanna (Gasbarri) Berardinangelo. Anna was born and raised in Italy until moving to the United States at the age of 15 and settling in Wakefield. While growing up in Italy, she trained as a seamstress. She worked in the Garment industry in Boston for...
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Anthony F. "Tony" Lucia

October 24, 1947 - December 29, 2017

Anthony F. "Tony" Lucia, age 70, of North Reading formerly of Lynnfield, died Friday, December 29 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Stoneham on October 24, 1947 he was the son of the late Anthony and Laura (Colassanti) Lucia. Tony was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1966. He graduated from Bentley University in 1971 and was a tax accountant who ran...
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Ruby L. Powell

June 12, 1922 - December 27, 2017

Ruby L. Powell, age 95, died Wednesday, December 27 at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Alabama on June 12, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Molly (Bayne) Cartee. As a child Mrs. Powell was raised and traveled throughout the south with her family. She resided in Tennessee, Arizona and New Mexico before graduating from Russelville High School in...
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Paul Perkins

February 2, 1923 - December 26, 2017

Paul Perkins, age 94, of Lynnfield died Tuesday, December 26 at the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Brattleboro, VT. Born in Somerville, MA on February 2, 1923 he was the son of the late Frank H. and Sarah M. (Evans) Perkins. Paul was a tugboat captain and docking pilot for Boston Tow Boat Company. A well-known presence in Boston Harbor. He truly loved his job and was held in high...
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John B. Bouchard, Jr.

January 27, 1952 - December 24, 2017

John B. Bouchard, Jr., of Wakefield, passed away after a long illness on December 24 with his family by his side. He was 65. A writer by trade, he had the intellect necessary to follow a career as a technical writer and the heart to pursue his love of creative writing. He had a gift for rendering complex material into clear language accessible to professionals and lay users alike. He plied his...
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Jeffrey James Owen

June 19, 1985 - December 22, 2017

Jeffrey James Owen, the son of Jeffrey Douglas and the late Sarah Ann (Crabtree) Owen, was born 19 June 1985 at the New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, Mass. and died suddenly 22 December 2017 in Wakefield, Mass., where he lived with his father and grandfather Owen. He suffered from asthma and COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Jeffrey is survived by his daughter, the love...
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Dorothy J. Hunt

February 3, 1930 - December 22, 2017

Dorothy J. Hunt, 87, of Georgetown, died on Friday, December 22 at the Langdon Place of Exeter. Born in Everett on February 3, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Jane (Beattie) Smith. Mrs. Hunt was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School. She was a longtime Melrose resident. Mrs. Hunt was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Women's Auxiliary Board of...
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James C. Morris

December 21, 2017

Morris, James C. of Wakefield, Dec 21, Winter Solstice, 2017. Beloved husband of Rhoda U. (Krey) Morris. Beloved father / father-in-law of Steven J. Morris & wife Alice Turner of Newton, Kathleen M. Morris & husband Bruce Musicus of Lexington, Roxanne M. Tosi & husband Paul Tosi of Sterling, and Athena M. Morris of Montague. Also much loved by his seven grandchildren: Marina Musicus, Michael Tosi...
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Judith Treece Pamula

April 2, 1941 - December 20, 2017

Judith Treece Pamula, age 76, of Hamilton, died Wednesday, December 20 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers with her family by her side. Born in Marshall, AR on April 2, 1941 she was the daughter of the late Jack and Sally (Eagle) Treece. Judy was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Wakefield. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard J. Pamula. She was the loving mother of...
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Mary F. Campbell

October 9, 1925 - December 19, 2017

Mary F. Campbell, age 92, of Lynnfield died Tuesday, December 19 in Gloucester with her family by her side. Born in Lynn on October 9, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Francis and Marie "Sadie" (Marchand) Cusick. Mary was born and raised in Lynn and began her own family there before moving to Lynnfield, where she had been a resident for the past 40 years. She had worked as a...
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Marie J. Volpe

July 30, 1928 - December 12, 2017

Marie J. Volpe, age 89 of Reading and formerly of Wakefield and Stoneham, died December 12 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center after a long period of failing health. She was born in Wakefield, MA on July 30, 1928 and was the beloved daughter of the late Nicholas A. and Lena M. (Carbone) Frenzo. She was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. She worked for many years in...
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John P. Bandino

November 24, 1932 - December 10, 2017

John P. Bandino, 85, of Medford formerly of Wakefield and North Reading, died on Sunday, December 10 at the Atria Marland Place in Andover. Born in Boston on November 24, 1932, he was the son of the late Dominic and Angelina (Bellino) Bandino. Mr. Bandino was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1950 and Northeastern University and The Burdett School of Business, Class of 1953. He...
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Kenneth P. Matousek

March 28, 1953 - December 8, 2017

Kenneth P. Matousek, 64, of Lynnfield, died on Friday, December 8 at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. Born in Chicago on March 28, 1953, he was the son of the late Robert and Jean (Cooksey) Matousek. Kenneth was a graduate of Cathedral High School in Chicago, Class of 1971 and DePaul University in the Respiratory Program. He taught Medical Coding at the Salter School in Malden and...
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Francis X. Zagarella

October 17, 1939 - December 7, 2017

Francis X. Zagarella, 78, of Malden, died on Thursday, December 7 at his residence. Born in Boston on October 17, 1939, he was the son of the late Russell and Irene (Rabinobitz) Zagarella. Mr. Zagarella was a graduate of Boston Latin High School, Class of 1957. He had been a Malden resident for the past 55 years. Mr. Zagarella had retired as the Director of Archives Historical Section at...
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Thomas H. McKenna

December 6, 2017

Thomas H. McKenna of Wakefield, MA, 58, passed away suddenly and tragically, on December 6, 2017, as the result of a car accident. Beloved husband of Lisa J. (Dowley). Devoted and very proud father of Matthew, Michael and Alex, all of Wakefield. Loving son of the late Mary and Henry McKenna. Dear son–in-law of Nancy Dowley and George Dowley. Adored brother of Susan and Thomas Scott of...
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Frank A. "Sandy" Tredinnick, Jr.

July 26, 1921 - December 4, 2017

Frank A. "Sandy" Tredinnick, Jr., age 96, of Wakefield died Monday, December 4 at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody, MA. Born in Wakefield, MA on July 26, 1921 he was the son of the late Frank A. and Mary Louise (Hutchinson) Tredinnick. Mr. Tredinnick was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He then went on to receive degrees from Tufts University in 1943...
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Marion P. Edkins

September 11, 1925 - December 4, 2017

Marion P. Edkins, age 92 of Peabody and formerly of Lynnfield and Lynn died in Peabody on December 4 at age 92. She was born in Lynn, MA on September 11, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Erwin and Alice (Anderson) Peterkin. She was raised and later lived in Lynnfield where she was an active member of the Centre Congregational Church. She had worked for many years for General Electric of Lynn...
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Barbara M. Witham

August 23, 1939 - December 1, 2017

Barbara Witham, age 78, of Saugus died Friday, December 1 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a long and courageous battle with illness. Born in Cambridge on August 23, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Attilio and Mary (Guglietti) Donatio. Mrs. Witham grew up in East Cambridge where she was blessed to have the love and care of her parents as well as...
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Kenneth C. Alleca

April 25, 1947 - December 1, 2017

Kenneth C. Alleca, age 70, a lifelong Wakefield resident died Friday, December 1 at the Elmhurst Nursing Center in Melrose. Born in Wakefield on April 25, 1947 he was the son of the late A. Charles and Grace Maria (Terravecchia) Alleca. Ken was born and raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1965. He married shortly after high school and raised his...
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Thomas H. DeVeau, Jr.

November 7, 1935 - November 28, 2017

Thomas H. DeVeau, Jr., age 82, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Tuesday, November 28 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Wakefield on November 7, 1935 he was the son of the late Thomas H. and Josephine A. (Antonioli) DeVeau. Mr. DeVeau was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1953. He went on to work in the paving industry for 45...
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Raymond R. Casavant

November 12, 1928 - November 27, 2017

Raymond R. Casavant, 89, of Wakefield died on Monday, November 27 at the Northwood Rehabilitation Center in Lowell. Born in Winchendon on November 12, 1928, he was the son of the late Lucien and Loretta (Garneau) Casavant. Mr. Casavant was raised in Gardner and was a graduate of Gardner High School, Class of 1946. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Casavant had...
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Roger G. Maloney

January 25, 1938 - November 25, 2017

On November 25th, The Town of Wakefield has lost one of their greatest native sons. Roger Gerald Maloney passed away at the age of 79 after a lengthy illness. Roger was born in Wakefield January 25th, 1938, and was the beloved son of the late Walter and Helen Maloney. As a young boy, he grew up on Cedar Terrace, on the West Side, and attended the West Ward and St. Joseph's School. Roger...
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Joyce B. Bowman

March 11, 1940 - November 24, 2017

Joyce B. Bowman, age 77, of North Reading, died at her home on Friday, November 24 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Medford, MA on March 11, 1940 she was the daughter of the late Elery and Bessie (Phillips) McKeil. Joyce was raised in Medford and had worked as a hair stylist for Russell Edwards of Boston before opening her own shop in North Reading. She was an avid quilter...
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Joseph J. DiTrapano

October 7, 1923 - November 24, 2017

Joseph J. DiTrapano of Wakefield died Friday, November 24 in Melrose at 94 years of age. He was born in Malden, MA on October 7, 1923 and was the son of the late Angelo and Emanuella (Moreno) DiTrapano. Mr. DiTrapano was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School and later attended Northeastern University. He served as a Sgt. in the United States Army/Air Corp during W.W. II...
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William J. Formosi

May 21, 1934 - November 24, 2017

William J. Formosi, 83 of Lynnfield and a native of Everett died in Lynn on November 24, 2017. He was born in Everett on May 21, 1934 and was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Manotta) Formosi. He was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School where he was a standout in both Football and Baseball. He later attended and graduated from Boston University where he continued his...
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Thomas F. Markham, Jr.

July 18, 1933 - November 23, 2017

Thomas F. Markham, Jr., of Rye Beach, NH, formerly of Eliot, ME and Wakefield, MA died on November 23, in his residence after complications from a lengthy struggle with an ever debilitating Parkinson's disorder; the last month especially difficult. He was born in Lowell, MA on July 18, 1933 and was the loving son the late Thomas F. and Elizabeth (Tully) Markham. Tom, an avid boater and...
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Elizabeth Mary, "Liz" Stack

April 10, 1931 - November 20, 2017

Stack, Elizabeth Mary, "Liz", age 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, November 20, 2017. Liz was born and raised in Loughill, County Limerick, Ireland and in 1954 moved to the Bronx, NY where she spent most of her adult life before living in Lincroft, NJ and then Lynnfield, MA. After a career in the insurance industry Liz retired to devote herself to her favorite pastimes of...
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Carol Roberts Cooke

July 21, 1935 - November 20, 2017

Carol Roberts Cooke, 82, of Salem, NH, formerly of Lynnfield, MA, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Salem Woods in New Hampshire. An only child, Carol was born on July 21, 1935, and lived in Everett, MA until the age of six when she moved to Lynnfield, MA. She graduated from Wakefield High School in 1953, worked in business for several years, and graduated from Boston...
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Ian R. Jewell

October 28, 1999 - November 19, 2017

Ian R. Jewell, age 18, of Manchester, NH. died suddenly on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Ian was born in Melrose, MA on October 28, 1999 and was the beloved son of Robert W. Jewell, Jr. and Cynthia J. (Casazza) Jewell. Ian was an Honor Student in the senior class at Manchester Memorial High School. He was active in lacrosse and track. His other interests included his love of music, astronomy...
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Edward T. Burns

April 6, 1946 - November 18, 2017

Edward T. Burns, 71, of Wakefield died on Saturday, November 18 at his residence. Born in Medford on April 6, 1946, he was the son of the late John J. and Margaret M. (Walsh) Burns. Mr. Burns was raised in Malden and had been a Wakefield residence since 1986. He was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Northeastern University and had earned his Master's Degree in Business from Boston...
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Lawrence "Larry" Leroy Pierce

April 13, 1937 - November 18, 2017

Lawrence Leroy Pierce "Larry" of Wakefield MA, age 80 passed away peacefully on Saturday November 18, 2017 at Brigham and Women's Hospital with his loving family by his side. Larry was born on April 13, 1937 in Rockland, Maine. The son of the late Leroy Vernon Pierce and Albra Frances Stone Pierce. Larry was the beloved husband of Janice Lever (Preshong) Pierce for 35 years. He was the...
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Michael Palmerino

August 9, 1950 - November 16, 2017

Michael Palmerino, 67, of Wakefield, died on Thursday, November 16 at the Courtyard Nursing Center in Medford. Born in Winchester on August 9, 1950 he was the son of the late Michael D. and Anna M. (Faragi) Palmerino. Michael was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1968. He went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree from Northeastern...
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John J. Martinoli

June 6, 1943 - November 16, 2017

John J. Martinoli, of Wakefield, died on November 16 at the Winchester Hospital. He was born on June 6, 1943 and was the loving son of the late Albert and Ida (Magnano) Martinoli. John was a graduate of Revere High School class of 1961. He was a graduate of Boston State College, and received his Masters in Education from Cambridge College. John was a Wakefield resident for the past 25...
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Marilyn A. Relihan

December 26, 1933 - November 15, 2017

Marilyn A. Relihan, age 83, died Wednesday, November 15 at the Windrose Memory Care Center in Woburn with her family by her side. Born in Lowell, MA on December 26, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Harold and Alice (Nolette) Peabody. Mrs. Relihan was raised in Dracut and was a graduate of Dracut High School, Class of 1950. She had worked in retail sales at Cherry Webb & Touraine in...
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Marjorie L. (Coon) Cole

January 26, 1912 - November 14, 2017

MARJORIE L. (COON) COLE—BELOVED FIRST GRADE TEACHER at 105 YEARS of AGE Marjorie L. Coon Cole passed away peacefully on November 14, 2017 at Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA. Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, "Auntie Marge", teacher and friend, she was born on January 26, 1912. She lived through the Great Depression, Prohibition, and two World Wars. From ice boxes to the...
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Dominic "Dom" Radocckia

August 18, 1935 - November 12, 2017

Dominic "Dom" Radocckia, age 82, a lifelong Wakefield resident died Sunday, November 12 at his residence. Born in Wakefield on August 18, 1935 he was the son of the late John and Angelina (Bucciachia) Radocckia, recent immigrants to the United States from the Abruzzo region in Italy. Dominic was raised in Wakefield, working alongside his siblings on the family farm and in his father's...
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Grace "Betty" Gately McWade Stepasiuk

February 11, 1928 - November 11, 2017

Grace "Betty" Gately McWade Stepasiuk, 89, of Wakefield died on Saturday, November 11 at her residence. Born in Malden on February 11, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Martin J. and Grace (McKeever) Gately. Betty was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1945. She was a retired Office Manager for Keystone Batteries in Winchester. Betty was a daily communicate at St. Joseph...
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Ruth E. Carroll

July 22, 1918 - November 7, 2017

Ruth Elizabeth (Cooper) Carroll, age 99, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Tuesday, November 7 at the Daniels House in Reading. Born in Stoneham on July 22, 1918 she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Brickley) Cooper. Mrs. Carroll was a member of the first graduating class of St. Joseph's School in Wakefield and later graduated from Wakefield High School. She was also a...
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Marilyn Ann Torpey

November 24, 1934 - November 6, 2017

Marilyn Ann Torpey, age 82, of Wakefield, formerly of Somerville, died Monday, November 6 at her residence with her family by her side. Born in Boston on November 24, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred (Zarella) Faletra. Marilyn was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School. She had been a longtime Somerville resident, living in the area for...
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Daniele C. "Daniel" Loffreda

July 5, 1942 - November 5, 2017

Daniele C. "Daniel" Loffreda, age 75, of East Boston, died Sunday, November 5 at his home. Born in Isola Del Liri, Italy, on July 5, 1942, he was the son of the late Ernesto Loffreda and Domenica Palleschi. Daniel put great value in education and received his PhD in Economics from the University of Rome, an MBA from Babson College, and an MPA from Harvard University. Throughout his...
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Leo J. Zanotti

April 9, 1924 - November 4, 2017

Leo J. Zanotti of Wakefield, and a well-known member of the community died Saturday, November 4 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a period of failing health at 93 years of age. Leo was born in Boston on April 9, 1924 and was the son of the late Louis and Josephine (Brugolini) Zanotti. He was raised in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School. He was highly decorated...
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Lucille M. McLaud

October 11, 1931 - November 3, 2017

Lucille M. McLaud, age 86, of Lynnfield and formerly of Chatham, died Friday, November 3 at the Pilgram Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Peabody. Born in Lynn on October 11, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Lena M. (Cormier) Oak. Mrs. McLaud was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of St. Jean High School, Class of 1950. She had been a longtime Chatham resident before...
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Lorraine E. Fabiano

August 7, 1931 - November 2, 2017

Lorraine E. Fabiano, 86 of Stoneham, died on Thursday, November 2 at the Crestwood Nursing Center in Milford, New Hampshire. Born in Revere on August 7, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Mary E. (Conway) Roche. Mrs. Fabiano had been a Stoneham resident for over 40 years. She was a retired Registered Nurse and was a member of St. Patrick Church in Stoneham. Mrs....
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Frances L. Leonard

August 23, 1929 - October 29, 2017

Frances L. Leonard, 88 of Melrose died Sunday, October 29, at the Oostermans Rest Home in Wakefield. Born in Arlington, NJ on August 23, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Eliot B. and Gladys (Lawrey) Leonard. Frances was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1947. She went on to attend the Malden School of Business. She worked in the Clerical Department for General Electric in...
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William J. Oliphant

February 18, 1924 - October 29, 2017

William J. Oliphant, 93, a longtime resident of Wakefield and Naples, Florida, died October 29, 2017 at his residence in Wakefield. Born in Ontario, Canada on February 18, 1924 he was the son of the late William J. and Minnie (Ridley) Oliphant. Mr. Oliphant was raised in Ontario, Canada. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, School of Engineering and then...
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Shirley Ann Crocker Herrick

August 25, 1943 - October 25, 2017

Shirley Ann Crocker Herrick, age 74, of Rockport, formerly of Wakefield, died Wednesday, October 25 at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehab Center Gloucester. Born in Melrose on August 25, 1943 she was the daughter of the later Herbert R. and Sophie T. (Yazinka) Crocker. Shirley was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1961. She had worked as a Data Editor at...
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Anne M. Knight

October 29, 1926 - October 23, 2017

Anne M. Knight, age 90, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Monday, October 23, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Born in Wakefield on October 29, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Stamegna) Albani. Anne was raised in Wakefield and had attended St. Joseph School before going on to graduate from Wakefield High School. She was athletically inclined and was an...
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Regina M. Palmer

June 23, 1939 - October 22, 2017

Regina M. "Gina" Palmer, age 78, of Wakefield, formerly of Woburn, died Sunday, October 22 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Woburn on June 23, 1939 she was the daughter of the late Roy and Mary (Gentile) Croft. Gina was the beloved wife of the late John W. "Jack" Palmer. She was the loving mother of Mia Palmer and her husband Keith of Wakefield, Michael Palmer and...
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Richard "Dick" Miranda

December 20, 1931 - October 20, 2017

Richard R. "Dick" Miranda, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died peacefully at The Residence at Pearl Street in Reading on Thursday, October 19 surrounded by family, friends and love. Dick was the beloved husband and best friend of the late Janet (Casey) Miranda with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. Dick was the son of the late Michelina (Corleto) and Anthony Miranda. He was raised on...
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Ann S. Krzywicki (Buzun)

February 28, 1922 - October 16, 2017

Ann S. Krzywicki (Buzun), 95 of Wakefield, formerly of Saugus, peacefully passed away at home on Monday, October 16th. She was the loving wife of the late Stanley A. Krzywicki and the Gold Star wife of Staff Sergeant Frank M. Buzun (KIA 1945). Born in Lynn on February 28, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Ladislaus and Alexandra (Rutkowska) Toczydlowski. Employed as a seamstress for...
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Patricia C. Norris

July 15, 1939 - October 15, 2017

Patricia C. Norris, age 78, of Peabody, formerly of Lynnfield, died Sunday, October 15 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Boston, MA on July 15, 1939 she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lillian (Walsh) Messenger. Patricia was raised in Westwood and Revere, MA and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1957. She was also an Officer of the Maguire...
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Franklin S. "Frank" Cresta

November 2, 1985 - October 14, 2017

Franklin S. "Frank" Cresta, 31, of Wakefield, MA passed away unexpectedly at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA on October 14. Born in Melrose on November 2, 1985 to Tina (Fotino) Cresta and Vincenzo Cresta, both of Wakefield. Frank was a legend in his own right, a gentle giant, the unofficial mayor of Wakefield. It was front page news when Frank the Tank graduated Wakefield High...
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Virginia A. Zagarella

September 29, 1948 - October 13, 2017

Virginia A. Zagarella, age 69 of Wakefield died Friday, October 13, 2017 at her home after a long period of failing health. Virginia was born in Melrose on September 29, 1948 and was the daughter of the late Francis and Ann (Lennon) Bowman. She was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1966. She retired from the Metropolitan Bank of Melrose as...
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Albert J. Sabbatelli

April 2, 1932 - October 12, 2017

Albert J. Sabbatelli (b. Alberto Michele Sabbatelli) 85, loving father and grandfather of Wakefield passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 12. Born in New York City on April 2, 1932, he was the son of the late Michele and Carmela Sabbatelli née Sagliano of Campania Italy and later Queens, New York and brother of Angelo Sabbatelli of Massapequa, New York and Catolto Sabbatelli of...
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