Wakefield Obituaries

Kenneth P. Rossicone, 57

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the April 28, 2017 edition. WEST BARNSTABLE — Kenneth P. “Hawk” Rossicone, 57, of West Barnstable and formerly of Wakefield, passed way on Monday, April 24. He was born in Melrose on June 14, 1959 and was the son of the late Walter and Elizabeth (Callahan) Rossicone. He was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School in the Class of 1977. Kenny is survived by his loving daughter Taylor Rossicone of West Barnstable, his brother Paul Rossicone and his wife Martha and his sister Karen (Rossicone) Crocker and husband John, all of...

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Michael B. O’Neil, 59

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the April 27, 2017 edition. STONEHAM — Michael Brian O’Neil, 59, of Stoneham died on Tuesday, April 25, peacefully among family at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Michael was born in Everett on May 6, 1957 to the late Robert and Margaret (O’Keefe) O’Neil. He resided in Stoneham and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1975. He served for 35 years as an electrician in the IBEW Local 103. He loved his family, friends, playing guitar and riding his Harley Davidson. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis M. (Bruning)...

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Daniel K. Cogan, 22

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the April 27, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Daniel K. “Danny” Cogan, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, entered into eternal life suddenly, Monday, April 24, 2017, following a long struggle with addiction. He was 22 years old. Danny was born in Tucson, Arizona on December 28, 1994, a son of Linda D. (McGunigle) Cogan and Kenneth C. Cogan. He grew up in Wakefield where he was educated in the Wakefield Public School system and graduated from Wakefield Memorial High School in 2013. Danny had been working for a moving company for several...

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Florence E. Dickey, 91

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Longtime Lynnfield resident Published in the April 26, 2017 edition ROCK HILL, SC — Florence Elizabeth (Ferguson) Dickey, 91, passed away Saturday, April 22, at Westminster Health Care after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Mrs. Dickey was born in Charlotte, NC on August 21, 1925, the daughter of the late Richard Furman Ferguson and the late Ruth Chapman Ferguson. She grew up in Charlotte, NC, and attended high school at St. Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC. She graduated from Queens College in Charlotte, NC in 1947 with a degree in...

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Foster K. Cummings, 92

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

World War II veteran worked at Federal Reserve Bank Published in the April 26, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Foster K. Cummings, 92, of Wakefield died Monday, April 24, at Winchester Hospital. Foster was born in Ayer on November 19, 1924, he was the son of the late Albert A. and Esther (Holden) Cummings. Foster was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School Class of 1942. He was a graduate of Bentley College. Foster served in the U.S Marine Corps during World War II and Korea and served with the Rank of Gunnery Sergeant with...

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Laurent J. Benoit Sr., 89

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the April 25, 2017 edition. PEABODY — Laurent Joseph Benoit Sr., 89, of Brooksby Village, Peabody, formerly of Wakefield, beloved husband of June Veronica (Marquis) Benoit, died Sunday, April 16, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Philippe and Rhea (Paquin) Benoit. He was raised and educated in Woonsocket, R.I. and was a graduate of Clinton High School. He attended Bar Harbor Seminary and was a graduate of Assumption College. He earned his master’s of...

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Thelma Singleton

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the April 21, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Thelma MacKinnon Singleton, who lived on Pearl Street in Wakefield for more than 68 years, passed away on November 19. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 1/2 years, William T. Singleton, on December 26, 2002, and by her brother Warren MacKinnon. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Schermerhorn (Richard) of Denver, CO, and Sharon (Susan Farrell) of Watertown; a son William (the late Kathy Gross) of Wakefield; her brother Garfield MacKinnon (Hilda) of Norwood, MA; sisters,...

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Marjorie S. Hartnett, 77

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the April 21, 2017 edition. STONEHAM — Marjorie S. Hartnett, 77, a resident of Stoneham and East Machias, Maine, died Thursday, April 13, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Born in Malden, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Alice (Kilton) Steeves. Marjorie was raised in Malden and Melrose. She graduated from Kents Hill School in Readfield, Maine and Chandler School for Women in Boston. She retired as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of Public Accountants (MAPA). Marjorie became very involved with the...

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Annette Puglisi

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the April 20, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Surrounded by family, Annette Puglisi passed peacefully on Monday after a short period of failing health.  If you asked her how she was at that final moment, and she was able to answer, she would say “fine, thank God” and raise both hands with fingers crossed.  She was an amazing, loving person and will be dearly missed by family and friends. Annette Rose Benedetto Puglisi, known lovingly as “Toonie,” was a lifelong Wakefield resident. Proudly raised in the “Gulch,” she was lucky to have...

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Priscilla M. Melanson, 87

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

Devoted homemaker graduated from Wakefield High School Published in the April 19, 2017 edition MIDDLETON — Priscilla M. Melanson, 87, of Middleton, formerly of Lynnfield and Wakefield, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Salem Hospital. Born in Wakefield on September 23, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Rauseo) Carbone. Mrs. Melanson was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. After graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, the late Elmer “Lefty” Melanson. They later moved to...

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