North Reading Obituaries

Diana Freeland, 72

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in North Reading Obituaries, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Loving grandmother, enjoyed golf, swimming and tennis Published in the April 27, 2017 edition TEWKSBURY – Diana L. (Brandt) Freeland – 72, of Tewksbury, formerly of North Reading, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 23 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. Born in Lowell, MA on July 18, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Arthur E. and Lena “Blanche” (Karlsen) Brandt. Diana was raised and attended school in North Reading and was a graduate of North Reading High School, Class of 1963. Diana worked in management for Wilson Art...

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John A. Greene, 93

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Longtime Raytheon employee Published in the April 27, 2017 edition AUBURNDALE, Fla. – John A. Greene, 93, of Auburndale, FL formerly a long time resident of North Reading, died on Wed. April 12th, 2017. Born in Milford, MA on Sept. 7, 1923, he was the son of the late Louis B. Greene and Marie (Lavoie) Greene. John worked at Raytheon Corporation for 42 years where he started as a technician and moved up to become a finance manager of the TRMF Department. John was a very active member of the Union Congregational Church of North Reading...

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Kathleen Byrnes, 93

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Longtime certified nurse’s aide Published in the April 27, 2017 edition Kathleen (Kay) Byrnes, 93 of Middleboro, MA (formerly of Marshfield and North Reading) passed away peacefully on April 24th. Kay was the daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth Murphy of Malden; the wife of the late Robert Byrnes for 53 years, and beloved sister to the late Patricia Molis. Kay grew up in Malden, but spent most of her life in North Reading. She worked as a certified nurses aide at the Meadow View Nursing Home for 20 years where she helped elders...

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William J. Wilkes, 91

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Published in the April 27, 2017 edition DERRY, NH – William J. Wilkes, 91, of Derry, NH and formerly of North Reading, died Friday, April 21, the Aurora Senior Living in Derry, NH. Complete obituary will follow next Thursday. Arrangements are by the Croswell Funeral Home, North Reading. www.croswellfuneralhome.com.

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Hugh L. Connor Jr., 76

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Marine Corps veteran Published in the April 20, 2017 edition NORTH READING — Hugh L. Connor Jr., 76, of North Reading, peacefully transitioned into eternal life on Monday, April 17, 2017, after battling cancer.  He was born on November 28, 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts to Hubert and Rosalie (Patten) Connor and grew up in Newton, Massachusetts. Hugh attended Newton High School and graduated in 1959. He served with the United States Marine Corps from 1959 to 1962.  He was proud to serve in the Presidential Honor Guard unit at Marine Barracks in...

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Maria Cota

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Former teacher, avid golfer Published in the April 20, 2017 edition METHUEN – Maria J. (Filosi) Cota of Methuen formerly or North Reading, Reading and Somerville. Beloved wife of Anthony R. Cota Sr. who she shared 50 years of marriage. Maria was the loving mother of Philip J. Cota and his wife Tammie of NH and the late Anthony R. Cota Jr. Adoring grandmother of Shannon P. and Kayla M. Cota both of NH. Daughter of the late Augustino “Gus” and Phyllis Filosi. Oldest sister to John Filosi and his wife Margaret of Somerville, Phyllis...

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Arthur F. McTague, 88

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Boston’s “Eye in the Sky” pioneering traffic reporter Published in the April 20, 2017 edition PARKLAND, Fla. – Arthur F. McTague, 88, of Parkland Florida and formally of North Reading for 25 years, passed away peacefully on March 12. Arthur, known by all as Art, is survived by Dorie, his wife of 65 beautiful years, and five children: Robert McTague and his wife Benita, of Fort Lauderdale, FL; Elaine Stedman, and her husband Craig, of Nashua, NH; Kathy Lavina and her husband Richard, of Puerto Rico, Brian McTague, and...

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Jacqulyn Jones, 77

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Lt. Colonel in Civil Air Patrol Published in the April 20, 2017 edition Jacqulyn L. Jones – 77, of North Reading, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. Born in Cambridge, MA on August 8, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Hazel M. (Fitts) Jones and Horace H. “Jack” Jones, Sr. She was a lifelong resident of North Reading and lived in the same house all her life. Jackie was a graduate of Reading High School and Northeastern University. She was a retired 40 year employee of the Millipore Corporation, Jackie was a...

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Jeanne Zannino-Blake, 69

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Published in the April 20, 2017 edition NORTH READING – Jeanne Zannino-Blake, 69, of North Reading passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband, children and family April 1. Jeanne was born in Everett on November 25, 1946. Jeanne was happily married to Leo F. Blake Jr. for the past 22 years. Jeanne is survived by her two children, Denise Cochran of Quincy and Michael Steene of Malden. Denise is supported by her husband Tim and Jeanne’s grandchildren, Ashley, Christopher, and Jeanne’s great-grandchild, Nicholas. Michael is supported...

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Avis Madeline Evans, 88

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Library clerk was active in church and civic affairs Published in the April 20, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Avis Madeline Evans, 88, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Sunrise Assisted Living Center in Lynnfield with her family by her side. Born in Brockton on July 30, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Harold Joseph and Amy (Bergstrom) Holmstrand. Mrs. Evans was raised in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School, Class of 1945. She later graduated from Boston University, Class of 1949. After moving to Lynnfield in 1967, she was...

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