Lynnfield Obituaries

Karen Duggan, 73

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Lifelong resident active at Saint Maria Goretti Church Published in the March 22, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Karen R. Duggan, 73, of Lynnfield, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Lynn on April 12, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Lorna (Pratt) Simpson. Mrs. Duggan was a lifelong Lynnfield resident. She was both raised and educated in Lynnfield, and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1961. She was a member of Saint Maria Goretti Church and the Lynnfield Art...

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Edward Purtz, 92

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

World War II veteran worked in food business Published in the March 15, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Edward Paul Purtz, 92, of Lynnfield, passed away while surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:45 a.m. at Ledgewood Hospital in Beverly. He lived his life with deep resilience, strong will, playfulness, and good humor. He was the husband of Gail (Plaisted) Purtz for 35 years. Edward was predeceased by his late wife, Eulla (Wilkins) Purtz. Edward was the loving father of Edward Purtz Jr. and his wife Julie of Salem; Harvey Purtz and...

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Barbara O’Leary, 72

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Homemaker was dedicated to her family Published in the March 15, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Barbara A. (Stinson) O’Leary, 72, of Lynnfield, formerly of North Reading and Reading, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the North Shore Medical Center at Union Hospital in Lynn. Born in Milo, Maine on January 17, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Marion (Hanscom) Stinson. Barbara was a graduate of Stoneham High School and Bryant and Stratton School in Boston. She was known for her kindness and loving care of others....

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Eileen Donegan

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off

Social worker grew up in Lynnfield Published in the March 15, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Eileen “Eily” Donegan grew up in Lynnfield, and was the beloved daughter of John H. Donegan and Honora “Tootie” Dorothea (LeMoure) Donegan. Eily deeply loved her four brothers, John “Sonny” Sullivan, survived by his wife Jeannette Sullivan of Brockton; John “Jack” Donegan, survived by his wife Annette Donegan of Lynnfield; the late David T. Donegan and Cherri (O’Neil) Donegan of Lynnfield; and Stephen Donegan of Lynnfield. Eily is the loving aunt of 13...

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Arnold H. Ahlquist Jr., 89

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off

WWII veteran was an avid golfer Published in the March 8, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Arnold H. Ahlquist Jr., 89, of Wakefield, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 4, 2017. He was the beloved husband of 60 years to Marilyn L. (Rhodes).  He was the cherished father of Susan J. Ahlquist, Peter A. Ahlquist and wife Eileen of Reading, Karen L. Ruecker and husband Oliver of Lynnfield, and David A. Ahlquist and wife Julie of Stow. He was the devoted grandfather of Matthew, Jonathan, David, Jennifer, Jonah, Audrey, Alexander,...

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Albert Romano

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the March 1, 2017 edition World War II veteran, prisoner of war, civil engineer LYNNFIELD — Albert “Al” Romano of Lynnfield and formerly of Revere, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017 surrounded by family. Al proudly served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, was a prisoner of war survivor, in Romania, part of the Ploesti Air Raid, and was a part of the Air Offensive Europe, Naples-Foggia, Normandy, Air Combat, Sicily, and Northern France battles and campaigns. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart,...

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Cornelius Sullivan, 92

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off

World War II army sergeant worked for Travelers Insurance Published in the March 1, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Cornelius G. Sullivan, 92, of Lynnfield and formerly of Mission Hill, died February 22, 2017 in Reading. He was born in Boston on June 18, 1924, and was the son of the late Cornelius J. and Ellen M. (McCourt) Sullivan. He was raised in Boston and was a graduate of Mission High School of Boston and later graduated from Boston College, Class of 1948. Mr. Sullivan served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943-1946....

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Frances Roderick Soderberg

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off

Co-founder of Soderberg Insurance Services, active in community affairs Published in the March 1, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Frances Roderick Soderberg, loving wife of Douglas Gunner Soderberg, mother of Craig, Kathryn and Karen, and grandmother of Josiah Soderberg, passed away peacefully on February 27, 2017. Frances Evelyn was born in Caribou, Maine on December 2, 1935 and was raised in Northern Maine, the potato farming capital in that era. She had the distinction of picking 89 barrels of potatoes in one day! She attended the University of...

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Julia G. Ciampa, 34

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off

Peer specialist known for her advocacy and generosity Published in the February 22, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Julia G. (Healey) Ciampa, 34, of Wakefield and formerly of North Reading, died unexpectedly on Monday, February 13, 2017. 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....

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Lt. Alan R. Macdonald, 77

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off

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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