Celebrity Obituaries

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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

Rita A. McAleavey

August 20, 1927 - July 23, 2019

Rita A. McAleavey, age 91 of Stoneham died July 23 in Winchester after a brief illness. She was born in Boston, MA on August 20, 1927 and was the daughter of the late Attilio and Maria (Gnecco) Ragnetti. Rita was raised in Cambridge, Everett and Boston's North End. She was retired from the Town of Arlington. She had been a Stoneham resident for the past ten years and was a member of Saint...
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Jino DiNanno

March 17, 1932 - July 21, 2019

Jino DiNanno, 87, of Wakefield, died on Sunday, July 21 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Everett on March 17, 1932, he was the son of the late Rocco and Maria (Cicchini) DiNanno. Mr. DiNanno was a graduate of Everett Vocational High School, Class of 1950 and Northeastern University. He had served in the United States Army during the Korean War and had been a Wakefield...
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Esterina "Ester" A. Marcotte

November 16, 1934 - July 19, 2019

Esterina A. "Ester" (Puglia) Marcotte 84, of Methuen formerly of Wakefield and Reading died on Friday, July 19 at The Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. Ester was born in Somerville on November 16, 1934 and was the daughter of the late John and Concetta (Maiello) Puglia. Ester was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. After high school, she worked in Boston for...
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Peter A. Santoro, Sr.

June 6, 1929 - July 18, 2019

Peter A. Santoro, Sr., age 90, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield and Cambridge, died Thursday, July 18 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by family. Born in Belmont on June 6, 1929 he was the son of the late Sebastiano and Concetta (Frassica) Santoro. Mr. Santoro was raised in Belmont and was a graduate of Belmont High School. As a young man with entrepreneurial spirit, he had...
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Mildred G. Bulfinch

October 9, 1922 - July 18, 2019

Mildred G. Bulfinch, age 96 a longtime Wakefield resident died Thursday July 18 in Reading. She was born in Cambridge, MA on October 9, 1922 and was the daughter of the late William and Winona (Harding) Craig. She was retired from the Fraen Corporation of Wakefield. She had been an active member of the First Baptist Church and was also a volunteer at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. In 1961 she...
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M. Shepard "Shep" Spear

June 27, 1947 - July 16, 2019

M. Shepard "Shep" Spear, age 72, of North Andover, formerly of North Reading, died Tuesday, July 16 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Winchester on June 27, 1947 he was the son of the late Manton P. and Barbara L. (Lunt) Spear. Shep was raised in Lynnfield and attended Lynnfield Schools. He spent his senior year at The Tilton School in New Hampshire and after...
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Kenneth A. Petrillo

September 29, 1951 - July 15, 2019

Kenneth A. Petrillo, of Wakefield, died on Monday, July 15. Son of the late Natalie and Nino Petrillo of East Boston. Beloved husband of Marcia Fabiano. Step-father of Christina Ryan and her husband Jay of Boxford. Loving Papa of Regan and Rory Ryan. Brother of Therese Pagano and her husband Clint of Kissimmee, Florida. Also survived by many cousins and godchildren. Ken was a longtime...
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Clara McDonald

December 11, 1921 - July 13, 2019

Clara (Buda) McDonald of Wakefield, MA, died on Saturday, July 13 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Raymond J. McDonald. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Julia (Croatti) Buda. Mrs. McDonald was a former resident of Fall River, Tiverton, Rhode Island and Somerset before moving to Wakefield 19 years ago. She was a homemaker most of her...
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Margaret Regina Murphy

August 24, 1934 - July 13, 2019

Margaret Regina (Hunt) Murphy, 84, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Regina was born in Boston on August 24, 1934 to the late William and Delia (Biesty) Hunt. She graduated from Mission Hill High School and received an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from Champerlayne Junior College. She was a...
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Virginia M. Kautz

August 16, 1934 - July 11, 2019

Virginia M. Kautz (Virgie), 84, of Lynnfield, MA and Naples, FL died on Thursday, July 11 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, MA after a most valiant effort to recover from emergency surgery and ensuing health struggles. In her usual manner, she applied the courage, determination, and zest for life she was known for to the very end. We thank the extraordinary Lahey nurses and...
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Jean M. Burke

July 31, 1934 - July 10, 2019

Jean M. Burke, age 84, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Wednesday, July 10 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Wakefield on July 31, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Marie (Hovak) Whitford. Mrs. Burke was born and raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1952. She married the late Ralph J. Burke and together they...
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Constance C. Murray

November 3, 1932 - July 9, 2019

Constance C. (Govostes) Murray, 86, of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, July 9 at her residence. Born in Boston on November 3, 1932, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary E. (Mhoon) Govostes. Mrs. Murray graduated Everett High School in 1949. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1976. Mrs. Murray was the former owner of Superior Auto Body in Somerville. She was an animal lover...
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Susan Anne Grilk

August 21, 1950 - July 7, 2019

Susan Anne Grilk, age 68, of Amesbury, formerly of Wakefield, died July 7 at her residence. Born in Melrose on August 21, 1950 she was the daughter of the late Louis T. and Mary Alice (McGowan) Grilk. Susan was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School and went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree from Merrimack College. Upon graduation, she embarked on a long career...
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Stephen G. Brown "Brownie"

May 14, 1953 - July 4, 2019

Stephen G. Brown "Brownie", of Naples, FL formerly of Reading died, July 4 at the age of 66, surrounded by his family. He was born in Malden on May 14, 1953 and was the son of the late Everett W. Brown, Jr., and Marie C. (MacPherson) Brown. Brownie was raised in Reading and was a graduate of Reading High School and later a graduate of Newbury College. He was a long time dedicated employee...
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Barbara D. Penniston

March 4, 1928 - July 4, 2019

Barbara D. Penniston, 91, of Lynnfield, died on Wednesday, July 3rd at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. Born in Boston on March 4, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Augustus F. and Margaret E. (Bolger) Lee. Mrs. Penniston was raised and educated in Chelsea, MA. She had been a Lynnfield resident for over 40 years. Mrs. Penniston was a retired alarm operator for Wells Fargo in...
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Augustine P. Boccelli

December 28, 1922 - June 30, 2019

Augustine (Faustino) P. Boccelli, a member of "The Greatest Generation", passed away on Sunday, June 30 at age 96. He died peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Wakefield, he enlisted in the US Navy at the start of WWII. He served with honor in the elite Naval Armed Guard, and survived four North Atlantic Crossings, including the infamous "Murmansk Run". A master...
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Lynne P. Pesce

November 7, 1947 - June 28, 2019

Lynne P. Pesce, 71 of Lynnfield, formerly of Lynn died Friday night at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Lynn, November 7, 1947 she was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Phyllis (Lowe) Kesler. Lynne was a graduate of Lynn English High School class of 1965 and Chandler Business School Class of 1967. She was retired from Spagnollo Gisness Associates Architectural as...
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Alice M. Ellis

May 12, 1933 - June 25, 2019

Alice M. (Belliveau) Ellis, 86, of Peabody and formerly of Wakefield died Tuesday, June 25 in Peabody. Alice was born in Lynn on May 12, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Alice (Savard) Belliveau. Alice was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School. She moved to Wakefield in 1963 and was a very active member of St. Joseph Church and was a Eucharistic...
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Kathleen A. Brusseau

January 19, 1944 - June 23, 2019

Kathleen A. Brusseau, 75, of Lynnfield died on Sunday, June 23 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Kathleen was born in Melrose on January 19, 1944 and was the daughter of the late William B. and Edna M. (Ryan) Smith. Kathleen was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1961. She worked and later retired from Hanscom Air Force Base. She was a longtime...
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Florence Kulacz

June 21, 2019

Florence Kulacz, 94, was always our Energizer Bunny – she just kept on going! Sadly, on June 21, she finally ran out of energy. Hers was a life well-lived, always helping people and saying something positive to most everyone she met. The family dubbed her The Sole Survivor of Emerson Street. She couldn't believe that she had outlived all the parents of our childhood friends – the Conways,...
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Claire M. McCarthy

September 16, 1942 - June 21, 2019

Claire M. McCarthy, 76, of Charlestown formerly of Stoneham died on Friday, June 21 at the Cambridge Hospital. Born in Chelsea on September 16, 1942, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Selma (Tufts) Burke. Ms. McCarthy was raised and educated in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1960. She had been a longtime Stoneham resident before moving to Charlestown...
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Dorothy L. Gervais

July 29, 1946 - June 20, 2019

Dorothy L. Gervais, age 72, of Wakefield, formerly of Stoneham, died Thursday, June 20 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Born in Lowell on July 29, 1946 she was the daughter of the late André and Anita (Bertrand) Gervais. Dorothy was raised in Lowell and attended St. Joan of Arc grammar school and graduated from St. Joseph High School of Lowell in 1964. She went on...
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Patricia Susan Wheeler

August 22, 1955 - June 17, 2019

Patricia Susan Wheeler, 63, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully and without pain at Tufts Medical Center in Boston in the early hours of Monday, June 17th. She was surrounded by family and friends in the days and hours before her death and took her final breaths with her sister Judith and son Matthew by her side. She was born on August 22nd, 1955, in Wakefield, the daughter of the late...
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Geraldine M. Britner

September 24, 1942 - June 17, 2019

Geraldine M. Britner (Giblin) of Wakefield formerly of Watertown died on Monday, June 17 at the Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. Geraldine was born in Watertown on September 24, 1942 and was the daughter of the late James K. and Rose M. (Conway) Giblin. Geraldine was raised in Watertown and was a graduate of St. Columbkille High School of Brighton. She was a longtime resident of...
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Vivien K. Kharibian

June 17, 2019

Vivien K. Kharibian, age 78, of Peabody, formerly of Medford, died Monday, June 17 at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Gloversville, NY she was the daughter of the late Earl and Doris (Stoller) Weymouth. Vivien was raised and educated in Gloversville, NY and at the age of 21 moved to Boston. While at work, at the age of 22, she met Ronald D. Kharibian and after...
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Bruce Downing

April 6, 1942 - June 16, 2019

Bruce Downing of Stoneham died on Sunday, June 16 at the Woburn Nursing Center. Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on April 6, 1942, he was the son of the late Mariner E. and Viola D. (Tibbetts) Downing. Bruce was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1961 and Wentworth Institute, Class of 1963. He had been a Stoneham resident for the past 47 years. An avid skier across Europe,...
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Yvonne S. Bragalone

March 3, 1934 - June 16, 2019

Yvonne S Bragalone, 85, of Groveland, formerly of Wakefield passed away peacefully on June 16th, at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers with her family by her side. Born in Wakefield on March 3, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Edith (DeViller) Muise. Yvonne was a lifelong Wakefield resident until two years ago. She was a member of St. Joseph Church of Wakefield, and more...
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Carolyn M. Bohling

April 6, 1938 - June 12, 2019

Carolyn M. Bohling, age 81, of Wakefield, formerly of Melrose died June 12 at the New England Tufts Medical Center. Born in Somerville on April 6, 1938 she was the daughter of the late Oscar W. and Dorothy (Martin) Kievenaar. Carolyn was raised in Melrose and attended Melrose High School. She met her husband, John C. Bohling, at a Baptist church group and they married and settled in...
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Lorraine M. Moores

March 30, 1954 - June 11, 2019

Lorraine M. "Lorry" Moores, age 65, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield died Tuesday, June 11 at the Wingate Nursing Home in Reading. Born in Alexandria, Louisiana on March 30, 1954 she was the daughter of Beverly L. (Spousta) Moores of Wakefield and the late Robert E. Moores. Lorry was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1972. She received her...
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Phyllis T. Pace

October 10, 1934 - June 9, 2019

After a full and loving life, Phyllis T. (Taibbi) Pace, 84, passed away on June 9th at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center with her family by her side. She had bravely fought Interstitial Lung Disease. Phyllis was a lifelong resident of Wakefield. She was the cherished wife and soulmate of Anthony Pace for 63 years. She was the devoted mother and best friend of her only daughter, Suzanne Hall. ...
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Jean Marie Palmerino

March 22, 1930 - June 9, 2019

Jean Marie Palmerino, age 89, of Wakefield died Sunday, June 9 at the Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in Billerica. Born in Beverly Farms on March 22, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Zopito and Celeste (Zardelli) Acciavatti. Mrs. Palmerino was raised in Beverly Farms and was a graduate of Beverly High School. After getting married, she moved to Wakefield in 1960. She was an...
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Priscilla J. Druce

January 16, 1941 - June 7, 2019

Priscilla J. Druce, 78 of Wakefield died at her home on Friday June 7. Born in Medford, January 16, 1941 she was the daughter of the late Walter J. and Lillian E. (Lynch) Corbett. Priscilla was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School in 1958 and the former Boston City Hospital School of Nursing 1961. She moved to the United Kingdom in 1969 where she raised her family...
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Richard M. Connors

February 5, 1954 - June 6, 2019

Richard M. Connors, 65 a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Thursday June 6, at his home in Wakefield. Born in Everett, February 5, 1954 he was the son of the late William R. and Margaret M. (Sullivan) Connors. Richard was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1972. He was an accomplished Scholar and was a member of Mensa International. He went on to further his education at Boston...
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Robert A. Caissie

July 3, 1933 - June 6, 2019

Robert A. Caissie, 85 of Wakefield formerly of Reading, Peabody & Lynn died on Thursday, June 6 at the Wakefield Care Center. Born in Chelsea on July 3, 1933, he was the son of the late Fidele and Mary Caissie. Mr. Caissie was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School. He had been a Wakefield resident since 2001 and was a retired in 1999 from the North Reading Post Office as a Postal Clerk...
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Genevieve "Jimi" Butler Lenehan

April 29, 1923 - June 4, 2019

Genevieve "Jimi" Butler Lenehan of Wakefield, MA, formerly of Malden, MA passed to her eternal rest on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield. She was 96 years old. Jimi was born in Malden on April 29, 1923 to the late James H Butler and Lillian Thorne Butler. She was a devoted sister to the late Eunice Strasser of Liberty, NY and Pauline Noble of San Francisco, CA. ...
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Judith A. Pettingill

February 15, 1948 - June 4, 2019

Judith A. Pettingill, age 71, of Natick, formerly of Wakefield and Stoneham, died Tuesday, June 4 at the Tufts New England Medical Center. Born in Lowell on February 15, 1948 she was the daughter of the late George and Pauline (Muse) McCauley. A member of the well-known McCauley family, Judy was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1966. She and her...
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James M. McGourty

July 14, 1948 - June 2, 2019

James Matthew McGourty, age 70, a longtime Needham resident, formerly of Newton, Mashpee and Melrose, died Sunday, June 2 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Newton on July 14, 1948 he was the son of the late Francis and Jean (Adamo) McGourty. James was born and raised in Newton and was a graduate of Newton South High School. He then went on to receive his Bachelors Degree in...
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John J. Ruehrwein

December 19, 1932 - May 31, 2019

John J. Ruehrwein, 87 a longtime resident of Wakefield died at his home of Friday May 31 surrounded by his family. Born in Boston December 19, 1932 he was the son of the late Arthur E. and Mary E. (Cronin) Ruehrwein. John was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Dorchester High School. He went on to further his education at Northeastern University and Middlesex Community College....
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Angelina M. Bragger

February 10, 1931 - May 30, 2019

Angelina Marie Bragger, age 88, of Brighton, died Thursday, May 30 at the Masconoment Healthcare Center with her family by her side. Born in Brighton on February 10, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Danato and Elizabeth (Bianchi) Cugini. Angie was raised in Brighton and was a graduate of Brighton High School. She had worked for many years as a professional cake decorator and was last...
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Christian M. Dishion

January 21, 1973 - May 29, 2019

Christian M. Dishion, 46, of Wakefield, died on Wednesday, May 29. Survived by his mother Royale J. Dishion of Wakefield and his brother Daniel Dishion of Wakefield. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Saturday from 2-4pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to heifer.org.
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Anna L. "Ann" Delmarsh

December 31, 1940 - May 25, 2019

Anna L. "Ann" Delmarsh, age 78, a longtime resident of Middleton died Saturday, May 25 at High Pointe Hospice in Haverhill after a long battle with COPD. She was born in Utica, NY on December 31, 1940, a daughter of the late Guy and Agatha (Drake) Delmarsh. Ms. Delmarsh grew up in Inlet, NY and graduated from Webb County High School in Old Forge, NY in 1958. A few years after graduation she...
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Mary Rose Anjim

September 30, 1945 - May 22, 2019

Mary Rose Anjim, age 73, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, May 22 at her residence surrounded by family. Born in Damascus, Syria on September 30, 1945 she was the daughter of the late Habib and Hneneh (Abou-Hamad) Sulaiman. Mary Rose was raised in Damascus, Syria where she was a care taker to her family. She met her husband, Elias Anjim, in Syria and together they emigrated to the United...
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Jacquelin Ann Louzan

May 21, 2019

Jacquelin Ann Louzan, 65, a Wakefield native, died suddenly at her home on May 21. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Doris (Walsh) Louzan. Jackie was a 1971 Wakefield High School graduate and attended Northeastern and Monserrat Art School. She worked as an artist and then Art Director at Liberty Mutual, Boston for many years before becoming Law Enforcement Coordinator for the...
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Annie Belle Benedetto

October 3, 1919 - May 17, 2019

Annie Belle (Taylor) Benedetto, age 99, a long-time resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully, at Sunrise Assisted Living of Lynnfield, on May 17, 2019. Annie Belle was born in New London, NC on October 3, 1919. She was the cherished daughter of the late Cicero and Rosa Belle Taylor, and sister to the late Alvin, Joe, Raymond, and Norman Taylor. At age 18 she traveled to Wakefield to...
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Carolyn F. Bartlett

May 9, 2019

Carolyn F. Bartlett, age 74, of Rowley, formerly of Lynnfield, passed away on Thursday, May 9 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Richmond, VA on October 20, 1944 she was the daughter of the late Douglas P. and Elsie E. (Horner) Bartlett. Carolyn was raised in a military family and after graduating high school, went on to receive her Master's Degree in Nursing from...
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John Losco

September 2, 1923 - May 7, 2019

Dr. John Losco, veteran, educator and loving patriarch, of Revere, Wakefield and Lynnfield, Massachusetts died May 7, 2019 after a brief period of declining health. He was 95 years old. John is survived by his children, Lorraine Howard of North Reading, MA, Pamela Barton-Almy of Lynnfield, MA and John (Jack) Losco Jr. of Wakefield, MA and his seven grandchildren. He is preceded in death by...
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Anthony Joseph "Tony" LaRosa

July 3, 1938 - May 6, 2019

Anthony Joseph "Tony" LaRosa, age 80, of Lynnfield died Monday, May 6 in Boston. Tony was born in Everett on July 3, 1938 and was the son of the late Joseph A. and Phyllis (Colorusso) LaRosa. Tony was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1956. He later graduated from Boston College, Class of 1960 where he played right guard for the football team and...
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Laurence Salvatore Tecce, Sr.

May 24, 1935 - May 1, 2019

Laurence Salvatore Tecce, Sr., age 83 of Wakefield died suddenly May 1, 2019 in Melrose. He was born in Melrose, MA on May 24, 1935 and was the son of the late Bernardo and Virginia (Frongillo) Tecce. Laurence was a lifelong Wakefield resident and a graduate of Wakefield High School. He later served in the United States Army from 1957-1959. He operated his own motor repair company for many...
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Robert J. "Bobby" Caristo

October 5, 1939 - May 1, 2019

Robert J. "Bobby" Caristo, age 79, of Wakefield, formerly of East Boston, died Wednesday, May 1 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in East Boston on October 5, 1939 he was the son of the late Salvatore and Mary (Ruotolo) Caristo. Raised in East Boston, Bobby was a graduate of East Boston High School. While spending time with friends at a local donut shop in Orient Heights,...
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Joseph L. Nasson

October 25, 1932 - April 30, 2019

Joseph L. Nasson, age 86, of Lynnfield, formerly of Melrose died Tuesday, April 30 surrounded by family. Born in Boston on October 25, 1932 he was the son of the late Lazar and Constance Nasson. Mr. Nasson was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1950. He served in the United States Coast Guard before moving on to attend Wentworth Institute of...
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J. Raymond Gagnon

April 30, 2019

Joseph Raymond Gagnon, 83, died from complications following heart surgery, on April 30, 2019. He was born in Salem, MA, the son of Homer and Irene (Comeau) Gagnon, and grew up in Lynn. Ray attended St. Jean-Baptiste where he played baseball and basketball, then was selected for the GE Apprentice program, earning degrees in Mechanical Engineering and English from Tufts University. He went on...
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Debra (Abbott) Analetto

November 7, 1958 - April 29, 2019

Debra (Abbott) Analetto, of Palm Coast Florida and formerly of Wakefield, MA, died on July 24, 2018 at her home in Florida. Debbie will be remembered for many things but especially for her kindness and her laugh. She was born on November 7, 1958, the beloved daughter of the deceased Ray and Edna (Fitzmaurice) Abbott, Debbie was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High...
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Lillian Ann Craig

March 25, 1926 - April 28, 2019

Lillian Ann Craig, age 93, a Wakefield resident for 65 years, died April 28 at the Overlook Masonic Nursing Home in Charlton. Born in Medford on March 25, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Frank and Hannah (Devine) Fagan. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick S. Craig, Sr. She was the loving mother of Wayne J. Craig and his wife Deborah of Andover, Bruce A. Craig and his...
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Agnes M. LeFave

April 20, 1917 - April 28, 2019

Agnes M. LeFave, age 102 of Wakefield died April 28 in Woburn, MA. She was born on April 20, 1917 and was the daughter of the late George and Ann S. (Doucette) LeBlance. She had been a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a member of Saint Joseph Church. She enjoyed painting, sewing, gardening and cooking Agnes was devoted to her family and was the wife of the late Joseph A. LeFave. She was...
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Elizabeth M. Wass

August 12, 1927 - April 25, 2019

Elizabeth M. Wass, 91 of Melrose died on Thursday April 25 at the Woodbriar Health Center in Wilmington. She was born in Wakefield on August 12, 1927 and was the daughter of the late Ralph and Elizabeth (Gaw) Johnson. Elizabeth was a graduate Wakefield High School. She was a longtime Melrose resident. She had been active in the Rainbow Girls and was also a volunteer for the American Red...
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Paul F. Murphy, Jr.

November 30, 1964 - April 24, 2019

Paul F. Murphy, Jr., age 54, of Lynn died Wednesday, April 24 surrounded by his family at the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. Born in Winchester on November 30, 1964 he was the son of Paul F. Murphy Sr. and Margaret (Sands) Murphy of Londonderry, NH formerly of Lynnfield. Paul was raised in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1983 and went on to...
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Joseph D. MacDonald, Jr.

July 24, 1969 - April 23, 2019

Joseph D. "Joey" MacDonald, Jr. age 49, of Wakefield, formerly of Melrose, passed away suddenly on April 23, 2019. Born in Malden on July 24, 1969 he was the beloved son of Joseph D. MacDonald of Tewksbury and Ernestine "Cookie" Buldini and her husband Dan of Melrose. Joey was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1988. He was a member of Laborers Union...
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Antoinette C. Langner

December 4, 1930 - April 22, 2019

Antoinette C. (DiMarzio) Langner our beloved mother passed away on April 22, 2019 after a brief illness. Antoinette was born on December 4, 1930 in Worcester, MA to the late Mary A. (Latino) and Achille DiMarzio. She was predeceased by her husband Richard Langner and her siblings; Michael, Lillian, Albert, Achille Jr., and Marion. Antoinette studied at trade school and worked as a...
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Claire A. LaFrazia

July 15, 1936 - April 19, 2019

Claire A. LaFrazia, age 82, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died April 19 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Wakefield on July 15, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Edward M. and Mary E. (Bennett) Malonson. Mrs. LaFrazia was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1954 and was a parishioner at St. Joseph Church. She had worked in the restaurant business for 40 years,...
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William Bruce Gist, Jr.

April 16, 2019

William Bruce Gist, Jr. of Lynnfield, passed away on April 16, 2019 at the age of 96 due to the progression of Alzheimer's. Born in Tela, Honduras, son of the late William Bruce Gist, Sr. and the late Evelyn Thomas Gist, both originally from Greenwood, Mississippi. Husband of the late Anne Hahn Gist from Lehighton, PA. Father of Marilyn Gist (Paul Morro) of Raleigh, NC, William B. Gist III ...
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Howard "Sonny" Johnson

September 19, 1927 - April 15, 2019

Howard "Sonny" Richard Johnson of Woburn, formerly of Rochester, VT and Wakefield died peacefully surrounded by family on April 15 at Winchester Hospital at 91 years of age after a period of declining health. Howard was born on September 19, 1927 to Frederick C. Johnson and Christina E. (Lindberg) Johnson. He was the youngest of five children and was predeceased by his brothers Walter and Warren...
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Ouida Nardone

March 28, 1939 - April 15, 2019

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

December 23, 1934 - April 11, 2019

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

August 16, 1928 - April 10, 2019

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

December 20, 1933 - April 10, 2019

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

June 3, 1938 - April 9, 2019

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

April 12, 1939 - April 8, 2019

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

June 17, 1934 - April 4, 2019

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

April 3, 2019

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

June 26, 1951 - April 3, 2019

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

September 22, 1924 - March 31, 2019

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

May 15, 1924 - March 31, 2019

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

August 19, 1926 - March 29, 2019

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

January 12, 1955 - March 29, 2019

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

August 1, 1956 - March 25, 2019

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

November 30, 1926 - March 23, 2019

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

June 12, 1952 - March 20, 2019

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

January 27, 1950 - March 18, 2019

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

March 17, 2019

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

July 9, 1928 - March 17, 2019

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

March 13, 2019

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

March 20, 1925 - March 12, 2019

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

January 29, 1936 - March 7, 2019

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

November 24, 1939 - March 4, 2019

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

March 4, 2019

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

January 16, 1929 - March 3, 2019

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

July 13, 1940 - March 3, 2019

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

October 13, 1930 - March 2, 2019

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

April 25, 1936 - March 1, 2019

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

August 5, 1941 - March 1, 2019

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

November 11, 1923 - February 28, 2019

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

November 25, 1944 - February 27, 2019

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

June 30, 1928 - February 21, 2019

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

February 13, 1936 - February 21, 2019

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

March 10, 1943 - February 20, 2019

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

July 4, 1938 - February 20, 2019

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

August 11, 1956 - February 18, 2019

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

June 21, 1928 - February 18, 2019

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

October 23, 1937 - February 13, 2019

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

December 2, 1930 - February 13, 2019

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