North Reading Obituaries

Robert Testa, 79

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in North Reading Obituaries, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off

Army veteran, retired letter carrier Published in the August 17, 2017 edition NORTH READING – Robert P. Testa, age 79, of No. Reading, formerly of Wakefield and Stoneham, died Sunday, August 13 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading with his family by his side. Born in Boston on September 8, 1937 he was the son of the late Carmine and Mary (Randolph) Testa. Mr. Testa was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1956. He then enlisted in the United States Army and served in Korea. Mr. Testa was...

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Polly Alexander, 92

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Former synchronized swimmer, enjoyed flower arranging Published in the August 17, 2017 edition HEBRON, NH – Polly Robinson Hanson Alexander age 92 died August 10. Born Polly Robinson Hanson on April 18, 1925 in Boston, to Albert and Beth Hanson, she was the oldest of three children graduating from Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, NH in 1943 and the Chandler Secretarial School while living with her Grandmother, Eva Hamlin. She attended Michigan State College studying journalism and was on the varsity synchronized swim team. Polly paid...

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John M. Hogg III, 70

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Vietnam veteran worked at GE Published in the August 17, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — John M. Hogg III, 70, of Wakefield died Friday, July 28, at his residence. Born in Melrose on February 20, 1947, he was the son of the late John M. Hogg Jr. and Elizabeth L. (Watts) Hogg. Mr. Hogg was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He then served in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict.  He had worked as a machinist at General Electric for 17 years. Mr. Hogg enjoyed his motorcycle and his fishing trips, as well as...

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Alton Bailey, 82

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off

Air Force veteran Published in the August 10, 2017 edition NORTH READING – Alton L. Bailey, Jr. (Al), 82 of North Reading, and Largo, FL passed away on August 4, 2017. Al devoted his life to his wife Sally, who passed away just 21 days before him on July 15, 2017. Together, for 61 years, they raised their pride and joy, Susan, Alton and Kimberly. Al is father-in-law to Bruce Hodsdon, Doreen Bailey and Bill Warnock. He is also “Papa” to his seven grandchildren, Heather Hodsdon- Wood, Brandon Hodsdon, Amanda and Felicia Bailey, Ryan, Reid...

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Janet Predko, 66

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off

Nurse, mother of three Published in the August 10, 2017 edition KENNESAW, Ga. – Mrs. Janet A. (Campbell) Predko, 66, of Kennesaw, GA died Tuesday, August 2, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born to C. Sutton and Lydia Campbell on October 4, 1950 in Winchester. She resided in North Reading, MA with her parents and younger sister where she graduated from North Reading High School in 1968. She then attended nursing school at Salem Hospital School of Nursing. Her Registered Nursing career encompassed Salem Hospital, John T. Berry...

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Barbara Parson

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

Grandmother of six, great-grandmother of three Published in the July 27, 2017 edition NORTH READING – Barbara B. (Crilley) Parson of North Reading died July 19, 2017. She was the beloved wife of George W. Parsons. Devoted mother of Donna Jarvis and her husband Norman of Colorado Springs, CO, Robert A. Parsons and his wife Nicole of Haymarket, VA, Barbara J. Keene of N. Reading, and Judy Parsons-Kerins and her husband Craig of Merrimack, NH. Cherished sister of Frank Leo Crilley of Merrimack, NH. Loving grandmother of 6 and loving great...

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Sally Bailey, 79

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

Traveled the world, loved time with family Published in the July 27, 2017 edition LARGO, Fla. – Sally F Bailey, 79, of North Reading, and Largo, FL, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 with her family by her side. Born November 28, 1937 in Cambridge, MA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lillian Uhrig. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Alton L Bailey Jr; three children, Susan(Bruce) Hodsdon of SC, Alton(Doreen) Bailey of NH, and Kimberly (Bill) Warnock of MA; seven grandchildren, Heather, Brandon, Ryan, Reid,...

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Norman Pepper, 88

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off

North Reading Fire Dept. Captain Published in the July 20, 2017 edition ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. – Norman E. Pepper, 88 of Zephyrhills, FL, formerly of Londonderry, NH and North Reading MA died on July 13, 2017. He was the husband of the late Marlene G. Doyle Pepper. He was born on January 5, 1929 in Chelsea, MA. He grew up in Revere, MA and was the son of Charles A. and Caroline P. (Jellett) Pepper. On July 30, 1949, he married Marlene Doyle and moved to North Reading where they raised their family. After moving to North Reading, he joined...

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Olga Lepito, 92

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the July 13, 2017 edition NORTH READING – Olga (Desisto) Lepito of Revere and North Reading (Meadowview Nursing Home) passed away July 3 at the age of 92.  She was the loving daughter of the late Philip and Philomena Desisto. Beloved wife of the late Robert A. Lepito, Sr. Adored mother of Robert A. Lepito, Jr. and his wife, Mariah, of Hyde Park, Vermont, William J. Lepito and his wife, Susan, of Amesbury, Christine A. Molle (the Principal of EE Little Elementary School of North Reading) and her husband, Wayne, of Stoneham....

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Timothy J. Callahan, 96

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off

WWII veteran, former town veterans’ services director Published in the July 13, 2017 edition OSTERVILLE, Mass. — Timothy J. Callahan of North Reading and Osterville, formerly of Reading, passed away peacefully July 7, 2017 on Cape Cod, at age 96, surrounded by his family.   Beloved husband of 57 years to Genevieve E. (Lonczak) Callahan; loving father of Timothy J. Callahan Jr. and his wife Marie; devoted grandfather of Julia, Timothy III, and William.  He was the brother of the late Dr. Thomas Callahan, Fr. Francis Callahan, S.J., Joseph...

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