Wakefield Obituaries

Lee G. Johnson

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the June 23, 2017 edition. MEDFORD — Honorable Lee G. Johnson of Medford died peacefully at his home on June 20 after a long and courageous battle with stomach cancer. Judge Johnson brought joy, hope and love to all who were fortunate to cross paths with him. Judge Johnson was born on June 30, 1949, was raised in Everett and served the public good for his entire life. He was appointed to the District Court in September 2001 by then Acting Governor Jane Swift and was appointed First Justice of the Malden District Court in 2002,...

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Kevin M. Shea, 63

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Beverly resident Published in the June 21, 2017 edition BEVERLY — Kevin M. Shea, 63, of Beverly and formerly of Melrose, died June 19 in Beverly. Mr. Shea was born in Malden on December 28, 1953 and was the son of the late Robert M. and Claire A. (Fisher) Shea. He is survived by his two sisters, Barbara and Nancy Shea of North Reading. He is also predeceased by his sister Roberta Shea. His funeral service will be held in the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Saturday, June 24, at 12 noon. Visitation will be held prior to the...

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Kerrie Lynne Haladay, 31

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Wakefield resident liked music, dance Published in the June 21, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Kerrie Lynne Haladay, 31, of Wakefield, formerly of North Reading, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Born in Melrose on August 2, 1985, she was the beloved daughter of Richard J. Haladay and Catherine A. (Lopes) Smith. Kerrie was a graduate of North Reading High School, Class of 2003. She attended North Shore Community College in Danvers where she studied Cosmetology and Hairstyling. Kerrie was a former executive secretary for Mosse &...

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Laverna M. Woods, 81

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the June 19, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Laverna M. (Leville) Woods, 81, of Wakefield, passed away on June 15 at the Wakefield Center. Born in Malden on July 13, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Viola (Lufkin) Leville. Laverna raised her family in Saugus and had been a resident of Wakefield for 20 years. She was educated in the Malden school system. In her younger years, she was known to share the gospel with neighbors and with Billy Graham by her side. Laverna loved the outdoors, and had a place in Maine where she...

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Edward J. Kupiec, 92

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the June 19, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Edward J. Kupiec, 92, of Wakefield died Thursday, June 15, at his residence. Born in Wakefield on January 10, 1925, he was the son of the late Joseph and Frances (Krzewicka) Kupiec. Mr. Kupiec was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1942, and was also a graduate of Tufts University, Class of 1946. He was an officer in the United States Navy and proudly served his country during World War II. The ship he served on, the USS Vicksburg, was one of the first...

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Emily Pacillo

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the June 19, 2017 edition. SAUGUS — Emily (Tofuri) Pacillo of Saugus, formerly of Reading, passed away on Sunday, June 11, at home surrounded by her children. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Emelia (Paolucci) of Italy. She was the former wife of Anthony F. Pacillo Jr. of Winthrop. She was the beloved mother of Anthony Pacillo III and his wife Stephanie, Elisa Magliozzi and her husband Kevin, Michelle Villamia, Lori Presho and her husband Charlie. She was the sister of Mary Tofuri-Loiacono, Anna Pinzone and her husband...

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Margaret S. Whipling, 97

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the June 16, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Margaret S. “Peggy” Whipling, 97 of Wakefield, passed away June 9 in Melrose at the Golden Living Center Elmhurst Nursing Home. She was born in Malden on October 16, 1919, and was the daughter the late Morris F. and Margaret L. (Edmands) Stoddard. Peggy was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1937, and Malden Business School. She was a lifelong Wakefield resident, and a former employee of John Hancock Life Insurance. She was a member of the First Parish Congregational Church, and...

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Edward J. Driscoll III

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the June 16, 2017 edition. GLEN, NH — Edward J. (Jack) Driscoll III of Glen, NH, formerly of Marblehead and Peabody MA, passed away on May 20 from complications of kidney cancer. He was the son of the late Edward J. Jr. and Ethel (Hagen) Driscoll. Jack attended Malden schools and graduated from Everett Vocational High School. He entered the U.S. Navy upon graduation and served his country for four years. He worked as an engineering technician for several robotics companies, including Automatix, Eaton Corporation, and PRI...

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Florence Martino Fuccillo, 90

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

Published in the June 15, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Florence (Perrone) Martino Fuccillo, 90, of Wakefield, peacefully passed away on Thursday, June 8, at the Wakefield Care & Rehabilitation Center in Wakefield. She was the beloved wife of the late Benjamin M. Fuccillo and the late David Martino. Born on November 17, 1926 in Wakefield, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Susan Perrone. A graduate of Wakefield High School, she worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Lyons Associates before retiring. Florence was a resident of...

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James Chekos, 94

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

WWII Army officer was a manager at GE Published in the June 14, 2017 edition WEST HARWICH, MA/FT. PIERCE, FL — James Chekos, 94, passed away June 13, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 16, 1922, a son of Harry and Pauline (Glatis) Chekos. Jim graduated from East Boston High School and Huntington Prep School in Boston. He went on to Northeastern University, but left to join the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. Jim went to Officers Candidate School and was commissioned as an Armor Officer. He left active duty at...

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