‘Tough day at the office’

Nov 29, 2019 by

Published in the November 29, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI MELROSE — “They’re going to the Super Bowl for a reason,” said Wakefield head coach John Rafferty of the Melrose Red Raiders who handed his Warriors a 35-7 loss in yesterday’s 60th Thanksgiving Day game between the two rivals. “That’s a great football team we played today; hats off to them.” It’s hard to choose where the Red Raiders were most impressive. An offense entering the day averaging 41 points per game and a defense surrendering under 10, Melrose looked every bit the part as they took a commanding 28-0 lead into halftime and cruised to their eighth straight Turkey Day victory. “It’s not the way we wanted to end it,” said Rafferty. “Tough day at the office.” The Warriors will never be happy with losing on Thanksgiving,...

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Sean M. Lyons, 54

Nov 29, 2019 by

Published in the November 29, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD – Sean M. Lyons, 54, of Wakefield died Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. He was born in Malden on November 3, 1965 to the late Benjamin and Mary (Shanahan) Lyons. Sean was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Northeast Regional Vocational High School. He worked for the Local #17 as a sheet metal worker. He was passionate about his vintage Ford Bronco and BMW motorcycle. He was also an avid traveler and photographer. Sean was the beloved husband of Julie M. Smith, whom he always made laugh until the very end. He was the brother of Christopher Lyons and his wife Denise of Lynn. He was the nephew of the late Dotti Fiander of Medford. He was the...

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Darinka Jankovic, 90

Nov 29, 2019 by

Published in the November 29, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Darinka Jankovic, 90, of Wakefield died on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the Genesis-Wakefield Center Nursing Center. Born in Foca, Bosnia on August 10, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Milan and Janja Ivanovic. Ms. Jankovic had been a Wakefield resident for the past nine years. She moved to Malden from Dubrovnik, Croatia on August 26, 1998. Ms. Jankovic was a single mother who dedicated her life to her children. She was a happy person who always helped people and was always surrounded by young people. Her favorite colors were yellow and purple and she loved fashion. She is survived by her son Miladin Jankovic of Malden, her two daughters; Milenka Janevska and her husband Lambe of Ohrid, Macedonia and Rada Frohlichstein and her...

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John L. Bushee, 85

Nov 27, 2019 by

Published November 29, 2019 MELROSE — John Lincoln Bushee, 85, born May 18, 1934, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family. He was a lifelong resident of Melrose and the youngest of 15 children, born to the late Charles and Emma Bushee. He had unconditional love for his wife Rita of 57 years, their five daughters, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. John loved skating, skiing, music, dancing, singing, vacationing and spending quality time with his family. He loved all his grandchildren – he especially enjoyed watching games, playing cards, doing crossword puzzles or just being around everyone. He also loved watching the Bruins, Patriots and Red Sox. John graduated from Melrose High School and later served in the Army during the Korean War. In 1999, John proudly retired from his role as...

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