Lynnfield Obituaries

Florence E. Dickey, 91

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

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

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Priscilla M. Melanson, 87

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off

Devoted homemaker; worked for Lynnfield Water Dept. Published in the April 26, 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 Lynnfield...

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Joseph DeSalvo, 87

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

Accountant, owned Century Tire Co. Published in the April 19, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Joseph A. DeSalvo, 87, of Lynnfield and Palm Beach, Florida, died Friday, April 14, 2017 at Salem Hospital. Born in Revere on January 29, 1930, he was the son of the late Charles and Madelyn (Russo) DeSalvo. Mr. DeSalvo was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1948. He then went on to graduate with an accounting degree from Boston College in 1953. Following his years at BC, Mr. DeSalvo began a career in accounting, working for...

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Peter J. Carapellucci III, 30

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off

Talented, artistic man Published in the April 12, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Peter J. Carapellucci III, 30, of Lynnfield passed away March 18 suddenly and unexpectedly at his home. Born in Malden, Peter was the cherished son of Catherine J. (Marquardo) of Lynnfield and the late Peter J. Carapellucci Jr. Peter was a 2004 graduate of North Shore Technical High School where he studied Culinary Arts. He went on to further his education at the Butera College of Art and earned his associate’s degree in Graphic Design. Most recently he was employed as...

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James Driscoll, 67

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off

Owned Simco’s On The Bridge restaurant Published in the April 5, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — James J. Driscoll, 67, of Wakefield, formerly of Canton, died suddenly Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Belmont on April 22, 1949, he was the son of the late John and Catherine (Doherty) Driscoll. Mr. Driscoll was a graduate of Hyde Park High School in Boston, and then went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Boston. His professional life included being...

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John “Sib” Hashian

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off

Former Boston drummer Published in the March 29, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — John T. “Sib” Hashian, a longtime Lynnfield resident, formerly of Lynn, died Thursday, March 23, 2017. Born in Boston on August 17, 1949, he was the son of the late James “Jack” and Giovanna “Jenny” (Trovato) Hashian. Sib, the youngest of four children, was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1967. After receiving his first drum pad as a child, music became his passion. Sib earned money drumming as a young teen to help support his...

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Gary W. Doak

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off

NHL defenseman won Stanley Cup with Bruins in 1970 Published in the March 29, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Gary Walter Doak passed away peacefully at home on March 25, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Gary was born on February 25, 1946. He was a National Hockey League defenseman who played for the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers. Best known for his 14 seasons with the Bruins, over 789 NHL regular season games the stay-at-home defenseman amassed a plus 140 plus/minus rating....

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Barbara Martone, 81

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off

Former New England Telephone Company switchboard operator Published in the March 29, 2017 edition MELROSE — Barbara R. (Ianachino) Martone, 81, passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 20, 2017. Barbara was born in Boston, was raised in the West End of Boston and attended Girls High in Boston, which is the oldest girls high school in the United States. Mrs. Martone was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who had worked at New England Telephone Company as a switchboard operator for several years. She lived in Revere and Melrose for...

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Karen Duggan, 73

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries | 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 | 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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