Kyle D. O’Connell, 29

Jul 24, 2020 by

Published in the July 24, 2020. edition. WAKEFIELD — It is with great sadness that the family of Kyle Drew O’Connell, 29, announce his passing. Kyle passed away suddenly on, July 20, 2020. Kyle is survived by his mother and best friend Mary O’Connell and his father Kevin O’Connell, his sister Ashley O’Connell and her partner Evan Wattles, his grandfather Louis Gordon Sr., uncles Louis Gordon Jr. and Steven Gordon and his very close cousins Ryan Gordon, Tyler Gordon, Timothy Gordon, Mathew Gordon and Marc Gordon. In addition to being close with his cousins, Kyle was also close with his Uncle Lou. Kyle, a longtime resident of Wakefield, attended high school at the Northeast Metro Technical School. Kyle loved working in construction and had a real gift for his passion. Kyle had an infectious...

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New school bus rules detailed

Jul 24, 2020 by

Published in the July 24, 2020 edition WAKEFIELD — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way everyone operates, including public school systems and their students. Currently, Wakefield education officials are in the process of putting the final touches on three plans for reopening school for the 2020-2021 academic year. Those plans must be turned into the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for review by the end of this month. The following information was sent to the families of Wakefield students by Deidre Sandonato, Transportation Coordinator for the Wakefield Public Schools on Thursday, July 23:   We hope to find you and your family doing well during this unprecedented time. We look forward to seeing your children back at school, in whatever plan is approved fort he fall. Transportation will look a little different than in...

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Senior Townies shut out Peabody 1-0...

Jul 23, 2020 by

Published in the July 23, 2020 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — The mound at Walsh Field is in perfect condition. Yes, the same goes for the rest of Wakefield High’s recently re-opened baseball diamond but Wakefield fans spent most of last night’s Senior Townies game fixated on the clay that pitchers Cory Sample and Colby Lee molded through a combined shutout. The two only surrendered a total of three hits in seven innings during a 1-0 win over Peabody. Wakefield’s bats were kept mostly quiet as well until the bottom of the 5th when they got their only run on an Aidan Riley walk with the bases loaded. Mike Iannuzzi walked to start the inning and broke for second on a hit-and-run when Timmy Connolly connected on his second base hit of the day. Iannuzzi...

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Roberta L. Welsh, 74

Jul 23, 2020 by

Published in the July 23, 2020 edition. MIDDLETON — Roberta “Sunny” L. (Pearson) Welsh, 74, of Middleton, formerly of Wakefield, died unexpectedly on July 20, 2020. Sunny was born in Readfield, Maine on September 21, 1945 and was the daughter of the late Ernest and Evelyn (Fogg) Pearson. Raised and educated in Wakefield, she was a graduate of Wakefield High School. Sunny shared 52 years of marriage with her beloved husband and best friend, Leonard Welsh. A devoted homemaker, Sunny’s greatest joy was time spent with her family. She embraced her American and Swedish heritage and enjoyed family and holiday gatherings, especially Christmas Eve. Sunny loved her coffee and enjoyed following politics and researching genealogy. Always on the lookout for a rainbow, four-leaf clover or a pink Christmas rose, she was an eternal optimist...

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