Wakefield Obituaries

Gaile McShane

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the August 18, 2017 edition OSTERVILLE — Gaile Marie Dingle McShane of Osterville passed away peacefully at Cape Cod Hospital on Tuesday, August 15. Gaile was born on September 24, 1946 while her father was serving in the U.S. Navy. Gaile graduated from Wakefield High School with honors and was voted most popular by her classmates. She graduated from Merrimack College in 1968. Following college, Gaile worked for the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War in Okinawa, Japan as a Human Resource Specialist. In June of 1968, she married her...

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Horace Seldon, 93

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Published in the August 18, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Horace Seldon, 93, of Wakefield, died on Thursday, August 17, at his residence. Family and friends are invited to an informal gathering at the family home (nice back yard), 7 Eaton St., Wakefield on Sunday, August 20, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Come visit! Come remember! Come grieve! Come celebrate! Complete obituary to follow. Memorial service information to...

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Shawn P. Demenkow, 47

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Retired Marine Corps Master Sergeant Published in the August 16, 2017 edition MAYSVILLE, NC — Master Sergeant Shawn P. Demenkow, USMC, Retired, passed away at home in Maysville, NC, on August 8. He was 47 years old. Shawn was born on June 12, 1970 and grew up in Wakefield. He was a beloved son to his mother, Barbara (Dickenson) Hallstrom and her husband, Robert Hallstrom of Sebago, ME; and to his father, Paul Demenkow and his wife, Frances (Ahern) Demenkow of North Reading. He was the cherished brother of Victoria (Demenkow) Lee and her...

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Lawrence Dennehy Jr.

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Wakefield resident was passionate about New England sports Published in the August 15, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Lawrence Dennehy Jr. of Wakefield left us on August 14. Originally from Somerville, Larry also spent several years in Kingman, Arizona before settling in Wakefield. Mr. Dennehy most recently worked for G & G Mechanical of Malden and also enjoyed many years as a pilot car driver with his son-in-law exploring the western United States. Prior to that Larry worked at the Dockside Restaurants in Malden and Nahant and additionally for...

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Eleanor D. Scribner, 91

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Worked as administrative assistant in husband’s medical practice Published in the August 15, 2017 edition DANVERS — Eleanor Doris Scribner, 91, died Friday, August 11, at Putnam Farm in Danvers. Born in Bangor, ME on November 27, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Veronica M. (Budweitis) Prusaitis. Mrs. Scribner was raised in Bangor, where she graduated high school with honors. Prior to her marriage, she had worked as the assistant to the Clerk of the City of Bangor. She and her husband Robert moved to Massachusetts where...

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Robert P. Testa, 79

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Longtime letter carrier in Wakefield Published in the August 14, 2017 edition NORTH READING — Robert P. Testa, 79, of North Reading, formerly of Wakefield and Stoneham, died Sunday, August 13, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading with his family by his side. Born in Boston on September 8, 1937, he was the son of the late Carmine and Mary (Randolph) Testa. Mr. Testa was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1956. He then enlisted in the United States Army and served in Korea. Mr. Testa was retired...

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Mary Paone, 92

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Member of St. Joseph Parish Published in the August 14, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Mary Paone, 92, of Wakefield, died Saturday, August 12 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Born in Boston on December 1, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Euplio and Lucia (Cuoco) Rinaldi. Mrs. Paone was a graduate of Girls High School in Boston, Class of 1942. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident, moving to the area in 1956. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Paone. She was the loving mother of...

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Muriel Ann Holleran, 80

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Longtime resident was a nurse Published in the August 14, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Muriel Ann Holleran, 80, of Wakefield died Wednesday, August 9, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Muriel was born in Boston on November 5, 1936, and was the daughter of the late Dr. John H. Holleran and Muriel (Desousa) Holleran. Muriel was raised in Wakefield and was a longtime Wakefield resident. She was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy and also of Boston College School of Nursing. She had worked as a nurse at Boston City Hospital and Melrose-Wakefield...

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John M. Hogg III, 70

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Vietnam veteran worked at GE Published in the August 14, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — John M. Hogg III, 70, of Wakefield died Friday, July 28, at his residence. Born in Melrose on February 20, 1947, he was the son of the late John M. Hogg Jr. and Elizabeth L. (Watts) Hogg. Mr. Hogg was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He then served in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict. He had worked as a machinist at General Electric for 17 years. Mr. Hogg enjoyed his motorcycle and his fishing trips, as well as...

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Martha E. Foley, 73

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Graduate of WHS Class of 1962 Published in the August 9, 2017 edition YORK, Maine — Martha Ellen (Burgess) Foley, 73, of York, Maine died at her residence on August 4. Martha was born in Melrose on March 30, 1944 and was the daughter of the late John W. and Alice M. (Reynolds) Burgess. Martha was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1962, and was a longtime resident of Wakefield before moving full-time to York, Maine in 2009 so she could enjoy the beach year round.  She was a hairdresser at Sal’s Hair Salon in Lynn and had...

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