Wakefield Obituaries

Julia G. Ciampa, 34

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

Published in the February 17, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Julia G. (Healey) Ciampa, 34, of Wakefield and formerly of North Reading, died unexpectedly on Monday, February 13. Born in Cambridge on February 22, 1982, Julia was raised in North Reading and was a graduate of North Reading High School. She was certified as a peer specialist by the Transformation Center and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She was a resident of Wakefield for the past 10 years and a member of Horizon House. Julia had an endless love for her family. She was a woman who...

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Justyn R. Pretnar, 102

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Published in the February 17, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Justyn R. (Jelercic) Pretnar of Wakefield and formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 11, at age 102. Justyn was a strong and creative woman. She sewed many projects she designed, and practiced traditional decorative arts like quilting, quilling, and tole painting. Her work won awards at the Topsfield Fair and other competitions. Justyn also collected and restored salvaged antiques. She was an active member of the Wakefield Senior Center and was a...

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Mary V. Carey, 88

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the February 16, 2017 edition. PEABODY — Mary Virginia (Mahoney) Carey, 88, of Brooksby Village, Peabody, died on Wednesday, Feb. 15. She was the beloved wife of the late William T. Carey, also of Peabody and formerly of Wakefield. Mrs. Carey was the daughter of the late Helen and Charles Mahoney. Mary grew up in Medford, graduated from Medford High School and attended Regis College. She was married to William for 64 years and was the mother to six children. She leaves Denise Appleman and her husband Jay of Palm Harbor, Florida,...

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Gloria Gifford

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

Medical technologist Published in the February 15, 2017 edition LEDYARD, Conn. — Gloria Gifford, of Gales Ferry, Conn., devoted wife of Maurice Scully for 38 years and loving and beloved mother of Bryan Scully, died Thursday, Feb. 2, peacefully at home surrounded by her family and ever faithful dog, Rascal and her loving and dedicated caregiver, Bali Ezugbaia. Gloria was a wonderful woman, devoted and giving to her family and friends and always had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. Gloria was the epitome of strength and courage in...

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Lt. Alan R. Macdonald, 77

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U.S. Navy veteran; call firefighter for over 50 years Published in the February 15, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Alan R. Macdonald, 77, of Lynnfield, formerly of Wakefield, died suddenly on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Union Hospital in Lynn. Born in Boston on March 28, 1939, he was the son of the late Walter and Eleanor (Nason) Macdonald. He was also the brother of the late Grant Macdonald. Mr. Macdonald was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1957, and had attended MIT prior to serving in the United States Navy Submarine Service...

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Christopher S. Canestaro, 35

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WMHS graduate was a carpenter Published in the February 15, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Christopher S. “Chris” Canestaro, 35, of Wakefield, passed away February 9. He was born on May 11, 1981 in Stoneham to Carmen Canestaro and the late Stephanie Lopez DiGiacomo. He attended Wakefield schools and graduated from Wakefield Memorial High School, Class of 2000. Chris was a carpenter who enjoyed using his talents helping friends and family on personal projects, and was successful in many construction endeavors. Chris had many life long friends, and...

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Alan R. Macdonald, 77

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

Published in the February 14, 2017 edition. LYNNFIELD — Alan R. Macdonald, 77, of Lynnfield, formerly of Wakefield, died suddenly on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Union Hospital in Lynn. Born in Boston on March 28, 1939, he was the son of the late Walter and Eleanor (Nason) Macdonald. He was also the brother of the late Grant Macdonald. Mr. Macdonald was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1957, and had attended MIT prior to serving in the United States Navy Submarine Service from 1958–1964. He was a semi-retired self-employed...

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Francis V. Streeter, 90

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the February 13, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Francis V. Streeter, 90, of Wakefield died Sunday, February 5, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was born in Melrose on July 30, 1926 and was the son of the late Francis V. Streeter Jr. and Effiejean (Berry) Streeter. Mr. Streeter was a veteran of both World War II and Korea. He had been a longtime employee of the United States Postal Service, serving in both the Greenwood and Main Street locations prior to his retirement in 1988. He was the husband of Lena L. Streeter and the father...

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James P. Russo, 70

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

Published in the February 10, 2017 edition. CORONA, Calif. — James P. Russo, 70, of Corona, California passed away on Friday, February 3, following a courageous battle with cancer. Jimmy was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and brother. He had a love for life and loved spending time with his family. Jimmy was born on June 15, 1945, son of the late James and Clara Russo of Wakefield. Jimmy was raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield Memorial High School, Class of 1964. He was a member of the West Side Social Club and enjoyed...

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Edward G. Sarafian, 67

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Vietnam veteran was DPW mechanic Published in the February 8, 2017 edition METHUEN — Edward G. Sarafian, 67, of Methuen and formerly of Wakefield, died on Monday, February 6, at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. Born in Somerville on January 4, 1950, he was the son of late Albert D. and Barbara (Kenney) Sarafian. Ed was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1968. He was a retired heavy machine mechanic for the Town of Wakefield. Mr. Sarafian had been a Methuen resident since 2002. He was a Vietnam veteran serving...

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