North Reading Obituaries

Priscilla Drinkwater, 96

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in North Reading Obituaries, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

World War II veteran Published in the June 22, 2017 edition VERO BEACH, Fla. – Priscilla (Atwood) Drinkwater, 96, of Vero Beach, FL and formerly of North Reading for many years, died at her home on May 31. She was the wife of the late Arthur S. Drinkwater. Born in Waterbury, CT on June 19,1920, she was the daughter of the late Harry F. and Julia (Allen) Atwood. She attended Watertown High School, National Park College in Maryland and Pierce Secretarial School in Boston. Priscilla was a Veteran of World War II and was a Wave in...

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David Burke, 76

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in North Reading Obituaries, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Verizon manager, family man Published in the June 22, 2017 edition READING – David W. Burke, 76, of Reading and formerly of North Reading, lost his courageous battle with a lengthy illness, Wednesday, June 14, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in Fairhaven, MA on November 29, 1940, he was the son of the late George and Helen (Tucker) Burke. He was a graduate of Beverly High School and he later attended the University of Massachusetts. David worked for Verizon for 39 years, he was a Marketing Manager. He was known for his...

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Arthur Harkness, 66

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in North Reading Obituaries, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Vietnam veteran, business owner Published in the June 22, 2017 edition NORTH READING – Arthur “AJ” Harkness, 66, of North Reading and formerly of Lynn, died peacefully at home on June 13, 2017. Born in Lynn, MA on June 12,1951, he was the son of the late James and Julie (Rogers) Harkness of Lynn. AJ was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War. AJ owned his own business, Star Trucking and Paving for twenty years. He was a truck driver for 50 years for a variety of local trucking companies. AJ had a great love for...

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Michael McDonald, 69

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off

Owner of McDonald Machine Tool Service Published in the June 22, 2017 edition NORTH READING – Michael J. McDonald, 69, of North Reading and formerly of Boston and Andover, died Thursday evening, June 8, 2017 at Winchester Hospital after a long illness. Born in Boston on June 30, 1947, he was the son of the late James and Mary M. (Fisher) McDonald. He attended North Reading High School, Andover High School, Charlestown High School and the Northeast Regional Vocational School. Michael was the longtime owner of the McDonald Machine Tool...

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Ann McGonagle, 86

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the June 22, 2017 edition NORTH READING – Ann McGonagle, 86, of North Reading, died at Wingate at Reading on Monday June 19. Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Croswell Funeral, Home , 19 Bow Street, North Reading. www.croswellfuneralhome.com.

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Priscilla Drinkwater, 96

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

Published in the June 15, 2017 edition VERO BEACH, Fla. – Priscilla (Atwood) Drinkwater – 96, of Vero Beach, FL and formerly of North Reading, died at her home on Wednesday, May 31. She was the wife of the late Arthur S. Drinkwater. Calling hours will be held at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading, at a later date to be announced. www.croswellfuneralhome.com

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Michael McDonald, 69

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

Published in the June 15, 2017 edition NORTH READING – Michael J. McDonald,69, of North Reading, died Thursday evening, June 8, at Winchester Hospital after a long illness. He was the loving husband of 49 years to Stephanie G. (Short) McDonald. Calling hours will be held at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading on Friday, June 30, from 4-7 p.m. Complete obituary will follow. www.croswellfuneralhome.com

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John Holladay, 60

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

Longtime North Reading resident Published in the June 15, 2017 edition NORTH READING – John Roland “Jack” Holladay, of North Reading passed away on April 20, 2017 at 60 years old, in a nursing home in Ridgeway, SC. Jack was born in Melrose on March 12, 1957, was the son of Donald and Beverly Holladay, former residents of North Reading. Jack had many jobs over the years as a welder, snow plow operator, paving roads, lumber yards, tow truck driver and with his last job working for the Town of North Reading. He lived 50+ years in the town...

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Clarence Porter, 93

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off

Former Coast Guard Commander Published in the June 8, 2017 edition DULUTH, Minn. – Clarence Gilbert “Gil” Porter, 93, of Duluth, MN, formerly of North Reading and Montreal, Canada, died December 17, 2016. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen T. (Wheeler) Porter. He was a retired Commander of the U.S. Coast Guard, after 24 years of service. After his retirement in 1965, he became a pilot on the Great Lakes and cofounded the Lake Carriers’ Association Navigational School. After his retirement as a pilot in 1977, he started the...

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Janice Henry, 66

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off

Hairdresser, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation advocate Published in the June 8, 2017 edition NORTH ANDOVER – Janice C. (Jezowski) Henry, 66, of North Andover, formerly of Andover, North Reading and Wakefield, died at Sunday, May 28, at the Hannah Duston Healthcare in Haverhill. Born in Lynn on September 30, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Thelma L. (Wilson) Jezowski. Janice was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School in Lynn and Cosmetology School. Janice worked for many years as a hairdresser, she later became a loving...

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