Lynnfield Obituaries

Lt. Alan R. Macdonald, 77

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | 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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Helen Butcher Jensen, 100

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Taught kindergarten at Tower Day School Published in the February 15, 2017 edition PEABODY — Helen Jensen Butcher, 100, of Peabody formerly of Lynnfield, died on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Brooksby Village in Peabody. Born in Little Falls, Minnesota on July 19, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen M. (Gilmore) Jensen. Mrs. Butcher was a graduate of Little Falls High School, Class of 1933 and Macalester College and the University of Minnesota. She was a retired kindergarten teacher at Tower Day at the Centre...

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Roger E. Lepke, 63

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LHS Class of ’72 grad enjoyed boating, vintage cars Published in the February 15, 2017 edition ROWLEY — Roger E. Lepke, 63, of Rowley, formerly of Newburyport and Lynnfield, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. Born in Lynn on February 8, 1954, he was the son of the late George W. and Helen R. (Farrington) Lepke. Roger was raised in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1972. He was an avid New England sports fan and had a passion for vintage cars and vinyl...

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Ann M. Urkiewicz, 82

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off

Began Wakefield company with husband Published in the February 8, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Ann Marie Urkiewicz, 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at North Shore Medical Center/Salem Hospital in Salem. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Nicholas Paul Saccocia and Rose N. (DeLoia) Saccocia on December 6, 1934 in East Bridgewater. Ann was a graduate of East Bridgewater High School, Class of 1953. She married Anthony E. Urkiewicz, of Bridgewater, on June 12, 1954, in West...

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Janis G. Crafts

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off

Former head ICU nurse at Winchester Hospital Published in the February 8, 2017 edition MELROSE — Janis G. (Carucci) Crafts of Melrose passed away peacefully on February 4, 2017. Janis was the beloved wife of Lou Crafts of Melrose and the loving mother of Philip Crafts and his wife Heather of Winchester and Steven Crafts and his wife Michelle of Lynnfield and the cherished grandmother of Samuel and Charlie. She was the dear sister of Claire Donovan and her husband Jack of Florida, Alan Carucci and his wife Jody of Ipswich, Jack Carucci and his...

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Frederick Eisenbiegler, 91

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Former resident worked for GE, Sunoco Published in the February 8, 2017 edition PEABODY — Frederick P. Eisenbiegler, 91, of Brooksby Village in Peabody, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Fred was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 2, 1925, and was one of three sons of the late Frederick P. and Emma A. (Adler) Eisenbiegler. Raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn, Fred graduated from Midwood High School in 1943. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a commissioned engineering officer in...

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Dorothy Neavitt, 89

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

Former English teacher, sports lover Published in the February 1, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Dorothy A. Neavitt, 89, of Lynnfield and Port St. Lucie, Florida, died on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield. Dorothy was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 4, 1927. She was the daughter of the late George and Janice (Vick) Ficke. Dorothy was a graduate of Eastern High School in Baltimore, where she was a member of the Class of 1945. She was a member of Goucher College’s Class of 1949. Prior to marrying and moving...

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Anthony “Chubby” Tiro, 80

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

Beloved teacher, coach, mentor in Chelsea Published in the February 1, 2017 edition SAUGUS — Anthony “Chubby” Tiro, 80, passed away at Lawrence Memorial Hospital on January 11, 2017 surrounded by his greatest treasure, his family. He will be remembered as a strong, dedicated, passionate man, but more importantly, a true family man. When the name Chubby Tiro is mentioned, someone always has a story. Stories of his great athletic ability. Stories of his selflessness and dedication to those less fortunate in means or spirit. Stories of how he...

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Marjorie Louise Needham, 93

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

Longtime teacher at Huckleberry Hill Published in the February 1, 2017 edition LYNN — Marjorie Louise Needham, 93, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at a local nursing home after a long illness. She was born and raised in Lynn, the daughter of the late George and Laura (Murray) Needham. Marjorie was valedictorian of her graduating class at Lynn Classical High School. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston University and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Her career as an educator spanned 45 years, the majority of which was...

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Kristen Harmon, 34

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off

Loving mother worked for MGH Published in the January 25, 2017 edition MELROSE — Kristen Harmon, 34, passed away on Jan. 15, 2017. Kristen lived in Melrose with her daughter Haley A. Harmon and her grandparents, George E. Harmon and Elizabeth A. (Belmont) Harmon. She was a loving mother and a cherished granddaughter. She was the caring daughter of Michael Keniston of Medford and the late Susan Harmon. She was also the sister of Ashley Keniston of Vermont and Michael Keniston Jr. of Medford. She was the goddaughter of Linda Murphy of Lynnfield...

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