Schools ready to welcome kids

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Published on September 28, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — An independent engineering firm has cleared the way for local schools to reopen tomorrow for limited classroom instruction. The firm concluded that any deficiencies in the air quality or ventilation systems in the schools can be adequately addressed using short-term measures and should not affect plans to move to the hybrid instructional model tomorrow. On Tuesday, local schools plan to enter Phase 3 of their reopening plan, which involves a blend of in-person classroom instruction and remote learning at all levels. The models differ by grade level and school, but all feature some amount of in-school, classroom instruction along with remote learning. BALA Consulting Engineers was brought in to assess the air quality and ventilation systems as the schools prepare to move to Phase 3 BALA...

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Thomas E. Humphreys Sr., 85

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Published on September 28, 2020 edition. Thomas E. Humphreys, Sr., 85, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, surrounded by family at his home in Wakefield. Tom, the youngest child of Carl F. and Mary G. “Mae” Humphreys, was born in Somerville on May 4, 1935. Tom fiercely loved living in Wakefield. He was a graduate of St. Joseph School, and he spent time at both St. Mary of Lynn and Wakefield High School, where he graduated in 1954. After a year at Bridgton Academy, Tom served in the US Army. Thanks in part to a financial gift earned by helping to rescue a local teen who had fallen through the ice, Tom ended up at Merrimack College, where he played hockey and met the love of his life, Judy (Patten). During their 56 years...

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Jacqueline Sawyer, 58

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Published on September 28, 2020 edition. Jacqueline (Symes) Sawyer, 58, of Wakefield, formerly of Reading, passed away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, surrounded by her family. Jacqueline was born Dec. 6, 1961 in Winchester and was a longtime resident of Reading, graduating from Reading Memorial High School in 1980 and Northern Essex Community College. Jacqueline and her former husband. David Lee Sawyer, moved to Wakefield, where they raised their family. Jacqueline was a longtime employee (33 years) of Lahey Hospital and Medical Center where she worked as a Third Party Representative. Jacqueline was the loving mother of Elton Sawyer and his wife Shana Carlson Sawyer and Sarah Sawyer, all of Wakefield. She was the devoted daughter of Theresa (Keogan) Symes and Dennis Symes, who have been longtime residents and raised their children in Reading. Jacqueline...

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Antonio Bonaventura, 98

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Published on September 28, 2020 edition. Antonio Bonaventura, 98, a resident of Wakefield, died Friday, Sept. 25, at the Tufts New England Medical Center. Born in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy on July 19, 1922, Antonio was raised and married in Italy before moving to the United States in 1959. He and his wife first settled in the North End of Boston before making their home in Wakefield in 1962; there they raised their family. Together, they were members of St. Florence Church. Antonio had worked for a number of years for the L.B. Evans Shoe Company before becoming the proud owner of Grippo Shoe Repair located in Needham for more than 20 years. Above all, he loved his family. He was the beloved husband of Rina (Soprano) Bonaventura, with whom he shared 61 wonderful...

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Wakefield Real Estate Transactions...

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