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

Mary I. Ricucci

August 6, 1924 - November 29, 2021

Mary (Colwell-Flanagan) Ricucci was born in Cambridge, MA in 1924 and raised in Wakefield, MA. Mary graduated from St. Joseph's School, Wakefield High School and Salem Teachers College (Salem State). Mary travelled extensively with her military first husband Ray Flanagan, being stationed as far away as Eritrea. After Ray's untimely death in 1960, Mary returned to Massachusetts. She met and...
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Gwendolynde "Gwen" Wall

November 28, 2021

Gwendolynde "Gwen" (Merrill) Wall, of Peabody Massachusetts, died peacefully on November 28, 2021. Gwen was the beloved wife of the late Edward "Ed" J. Wall Jr., with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. She was also predeceased by her parents, the late Alvin Lynde Merrill and Elsie M. (Humphreys) Merrill. Gwen was a graduate of Melrose High School in 1943 and attended the Westbrook...
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Bette M. Baxter

September 30, 1941 - November 26, 2021

Bette M. Baxter, age 80, of Wakefield died on Friday November 26 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Quincy on September 30, 1941 and was the daughter of the late Charles and Doris (Warren) Doyle. Bette spent her childhood between Quincy and Calais, ME. Where she would frequently hitch a ride back down to Massachusetts in her uncle's Christmas tree farm truck. She met the love of...
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Franklin Nardone

July 18, 1928 - November 24, 2021

Franklin M. Nardone, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Wednesday, November 24 at the Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody. Born in Wakefield on July 18, 1928, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Josephine (Colantonuio) Nardone. Mr. Nardone was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1946. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp after High School and had served in the...
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Louis J Rosalbo

February 11, 1923 - November 23, 2021

Louis J. Rosalbo, age 98, of Brooksby Village, formerly of Wakefield, died on Tuesday November 23 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was born in East Boston on February 11, 1923 and was the son of the late Mario and Lucia (Cantella) Rosalbo. Louis lived in Wakefield before moving to Brooksby Village in 2000. He was a graduate of East Boston High School Class of 1940, and a...
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Kathryn White

March 17, 1950 - November 21, 2021

Kathryn White of Medford, MA passed away November 21, 2021 as a result of cancer. Daughter of the late John "Jack" and Caroline Wallner, Kathy was most proud of her family: daughter Erin and her husband Sam Barnum and their children and daughter MaryKathryn White. She is survived by her sister Marilyn (Warren) Lischette, and brothers Jim (Jane) and John (Dyanne), as well as many nieces and...
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Robert A. Rowton

November 7, 1939 - November 20, 2021

Robert A. Rowton, age 82 of Wakefield, died on Saturday November 20th at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester. He was born in London, England on November 7, 1939 and was the son of the late Robert and Hannah (Hayes) Rowton. Robert moved to the United States at the age of 9 after the death of his father. He was a graduate of Essex Aggie High School and was a retired Union Carpenter. ...
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Jean F. Dunlea

April 10, 1950 - November 19, 2021

Jean F. Dunlea, 71, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away at her home on Friday November 19, 2021. Born in Boston on April 10, 1950, she was the daughter of the late William D. and Rose Marie (Flaherty) Dunlea, and sister of the late Marie L. (Dunlea) Maranville. Jean attended the St. Joseph Parochial Grammar School and was a graduate of Arlington Catholic High School. She...
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Donald C. Hunt

September 22, 1933 - November 19, 2021

Donald Colin Hunt, age 88, of Lynnfield, died on Friday, November 19th after a long, full life with friends and family. He was born in Lynn on September 22, 1933 and was the son of the late William and Helen (Steele) Hunt. Don enriched the lives of so many people with his positive attitude and his love of family and friends. His high school sweetheart, Dorothy LeBlanc, and he were...
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Daniel J. Devlin

July 20, 1935 - November 17, 2021

Daniel J. Devlin, 86 a longtime resident of Wakefield died Wednesday November 17, at Beverly Hospital. Born in Charlestown, July 20, 1935 he was the son of the late James and Mary (McCorriston) Devlin. Dan was raised in Charlestown and graduated from Cathedral High School, attended Northeastern University and served in the Navy. Dan was always active with various organizations in Wakefield...
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Domenica Opland

January 22, 1931 - November 16, 2021

Domenica Opland, age 90 of Wakefield, died on November 16 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She was born in Saragusa, Italy on January 22, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Lucia (Monterosso) Battaglia. Domenica was raised in Italy and came to Wakefield at the age of 17. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph Church, and worked at Cerretani SuperMarket, L.B. Evans Shoe...
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Robert P. Encarnacao

July 13, 1944 - November 15, 2021

During a gentle late-autumn sunset on November 15th 2021, Robert P. Encarnacao passed away peacefully with the love of family by his sideat the MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. Robert was 77 years young. Robert ("Bob") was born in Wakefield, Massachusetts in 1944. He attended high school in Wakefield where, like his older brothers who were naturally gifted in sports, he made varsity...
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John Connolly, Jr.

July 3, 1946 - November 14, 2021

John "Jay" Connolly, Jr. of Newburyport, formerly of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 14, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Jay was born in Lynn on July 3, 1946 and was the son of the late John Connolly, Sr. and the late Charlotte (Dougherty) Connolly. Jay was raised in Lynn and attended Saint John's Prep in Danvers. He went on to graduate from the College of the...
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Marilyn J. Maffa

July 15, 1933 - November 13, 2021

Marilyn J. Maffa, age 88, of Wakefield, died on Saturday November 13 at Brightview Wakefield. She was born in Boston on July 15, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Ann (Connolly) Dowd. Marilyn was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Cheverus High School in Malden class of 1951. She was a resident of Wakefield since 1970 and was a member of St. Joseph Church....
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Philip Spagnuolo

October 19, 1942 - November 12, 2021

Philip (Felice) Spagnuolo, Sr., 79, of Wakefield, died peacefully at his home and in the company of loved ones on November 11. Philip's life story symbolizes the American Dream. Born to a farming family in Avellino, Italy on October 19, 1942, Philip was a high-energy boy eager for a different life. At 14 years old, he boarded a passenger ship headed for a 10-day voyage to America. Without...
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Viola Confalone

March 12, 1920 - November 8, 2021

Viola Confalone went to be with her Lord on Monday, November 8, 2021. She was born on March 12, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Angelo and Madeline (Bimonte) DeLisio. Viola had five siblings including Genevieve Sabella who predeceased her on the same day, November 8, in 1970 and Frederick DeLisio who predeceased her on March 14, 2019. A brother and a sister died very young in Italy...
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Edna L. Santilli

December 30, 1928 - November 5, 2021

Edna L. Santilli (O'Brien), 92, of Lynnfield passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021, at her residence in Lynnfield. Edna was born in Chelsea on December 30,1928 and was the daughter of the late Richard and Mildred (Walls) O'Brien. Edna was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She worked at the former Colonial Hotel in Lynnfield and was a member at St. Adelaide...
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Gregory Stewart Rober

July 4, 1957 - November 3, 2021

Gregory Stewart Rober, 64, of Lynnfield, MA, passed away suddenly on November 3. Greg was born on July 4, 1957, to Edna and Donald Rober in Natick. He grew up in Belmont and attended Belmont Hill School before going on to study architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. He took time off partway through his sophomore year before transferring to University of Massachusetts Amherst,...
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Christopher M Bibo

February 2, 1977 - October 30, 2021

Christopher M. Bibo, age 44 of Wakefield, passed away on Saturday, October 30th. He was born in Lynn on February 2, 1977 and was the son of Gerrie (Ulatowski) Bibo and the late Donald Bibo. Christopher was raised in Tewksbury. In his early years he was involved in numerous youth sports where he made many lifelong friends. Chris graduated from Tewksbury High School as a standout member and...
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Robert J. DiRaffaele

April 12, 1936 - October 27, 2021

Robert J. DiRaffaele, age 85 of Wakefield and formerly of Melrose, died October 27 at his residence. He was born in Somerville, MA on April 12, 1936 and was the son of the late Francisco and Anna (Carra) DiRaffael. Mr. DiRaffaele was raised in Melrose and had been a Wakefield resident since 1965. He was a retired automobile mechanic and served in the Massachusetts National Guard. He was an avid N...
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Linda E. Hallahan

October 26, 2021

Hallahan, Linda E. Of Wakefield passed away peacefully on October 26. Daughter of the late James and Elanor (Lord) Edwards. Sister of James Edwards and Gayle Charlton. Mother of Betsy Hallahan and the late Scott Hallahan. Also survived by her loving companion of 35 years, Arthur Prousalis and her grandchildren Grace Hanson, Logan, Conor, Ben and Luke Prousalis. Visitation for relatives and...
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Ann J. Trudeau

March 2, 1931 - October 26, 2021

Ann J. Trudeau, age 90, of Boca Raton, FL died peacefully October 26 at the Boca Care Center in Boca Raton, FL. She was born in Revere, MA on March 2, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Nicholas & Emma Bucciero. Ann had a wonderful life with her late husband Robert C. Trudeau for nearly 60 years of marriage. She was a homemaker and an avid cook and baker; she made many delicious...
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Edward C. Eliason

December 17, 1938 - October 26, 2021

Edward Carl Eliason, 82, of Douglaston, N.Y., went home to be with the Lord on October 26, 2021. He was born in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. on December 17, 1938 to Carl and Ada Eliason. Edward met Esther Anderson at Rock Church in New York City in 1958. They married two years later on June 11, 1960 and had four children. He formed the architectural firm Fakler Eliason AIA Architects and...
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Renee H. (Cunha) Cobb

November 19, 1961 - October 25, 2021

Renée H. (Cunha) Cobb, age 59, of Wakefield died Monday, October 25, 2021. Born in Somerville on November 19, 1961 she was the daughter of the late Robert D. Cunha Sr. and Irene J. (Bergeron) Cunha. Renée was raised and educated in Wakefield and had been a longtime Wakefield resident. She and her family enjoyed camping throughout New England while the children were young. Renée also loved...
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Robert Anthony Ford, Sr.

December 3, 1972 - October 24, 2021

Lieutenant Robert Anthony Ford Sr. went home to be with the Lord, Sunday morning, October 24th, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on December 3rd, 1972, he was a lifelong resident of Wakefield, who was married to his high school sweetheart, Michelle (Buckley,) for 21 years. He had no greater joy than that of his three children, Robert Jr. (19,) Caroline (18,) and Michael (15.) ...
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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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