Dr. Eugene M. Joly, 88

Sep 30, 2016 by

Published in the September 30, 2016 edition. PALM COAST, Fla. — Eugene Mathias Joly, M.D., 88, of Palm Coast, Fla., formerly of Wakefield, died Sept. 11 at the Stewart Meyer Hospice House in Palm Coast, Fla. Born in Manville, R.I. on Dec. 30, 1927, he was the son of the late Eugene N. and Helen E. (Thibault) Joly. He was the brother of Jeannette E. Strunz of Florida (deceased) and Paul J. Joly (deceased) and wife Gabrielle of California. Eugene was a graduate of Providence College, Class of 1951, and Georgetown University School of Medicine, Class of 1955. He was an orthopaedic surgeon for more than 30 years, first in the U.S. Navy and then in private practice in Lynn. Eugene retired from the U.S. Navy in 1965 as LT CDR MC. He was...

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Bruce E. Cameron, 63

Sep 29, 2016 by

Published in the September 29, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD — Bruce Edward Cameron, 63, a resident of Wakefield for over 30 years, formerly of Reading, died Sept. 27 at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Bruce was born in Melrose on Nov. 2, 1952, the son of Audrie (Burton) Cameron of Reading and the late Edward P. Cameron. Bruce grew up in Reading and was a graduate of Reading Memorial High School. He then went on and attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. He was the owner of Stylecraft Supply Inc., a Benjamin Moore retail home decorating company in Wakefield which his father opened in 1952. Bruce was an avid golfer and a member of the Ferncroft Country Club in Middleton. Bruce was the devoted father of Amanda C. Cameron of Wakefield and Allison...

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A fitting end to summer

Sep 29, 2016 by

Published in the September 29, 2016 edition.

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Halloween changes coming

Sep 29, 2016 by

By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — There will be some changes to this year’s town-wide Halloween celebration, which will be expanded to the entire weekend of Oct. 27-30. “Wakefield Haunted Happenings” will be a collaboration between the Wakefield Merchants organization and the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce. In the past, the very popular “Spooktacular” downtown trick-or-treating event took place on the Thursday before Halloween and quickly grew to incorporate the Wakefield High School Art Department’s “Fright Night,” with the lighting of decorated pumpkins on the steps of Beebe Library and the showing of student produced scary movies at the Galvin Middle School. This year, the Wakefield Haunted Happenings will kick off on Thursday evening with the traditional Fright Night events and conclude on Sunday, Oct. 30 with the closing of Albion Street from Main Street to...

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Primitive social media

Sep 29, 2016 by

Published in the September 29, 2016 edition. By MARK SARDELLA Wakefield is good at hosting really big parties: Festival Italia, the Holiday Stroll and Independence Day are prime examples. Soon to take its place alongside those is the upcoming Halloween spectacular, “Haunted Happenings.” But what if you can’t make it for some reason? Or what if you were there and just want to relive the experience or share it with your fellow citizens? Well, of course you can always turn to us in the dead tree media for our insightful and incisive coverage. There’s no denying, however, that people go to social media knowing that people who did attend the event can’t help sharing their thoughts, photos and maybe even a video on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any of the other platforms that have...

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