Remains found on Lakeshore Drive identified...

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Published in the June 20, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Wakefield Chief of Police Steven Skory confirmed today that the remains located outside a residence on Lakeshore Drive in Wakefield on Monday have been positively identified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner through dental records as Clifford Bates, 54, of Dracut. On April 29, 2018, Wakefield Police responded to Lakeshore Drive for a report of a missing person. The caller reported that her brother, Clifford Bates, had walked away from a voluntary sober home in Wakefield and that she was concerned about his well-being. Police learned that Mr. Bates had walked away from the home at approximately 7:30 a.m. and when he did not return staff at the home contacted the decedent’s sister. Police also learned that Mr....

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Patricia S. Wheeler, 63

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Published in the June 20, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Patricia Susan Wheeler, 63, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully and without pain at Tufts Medical Center in Boston in the early hours of Monday, June 17, 2019. She was surrounded by family and friends in the days and hours before her death and took her final breaths with her sister Judith and son Matthew by her side. She was born on August 22, 1955, in Wakefield, the daughter of the late Richard and Pamela Wheeler. She attended Wakefield High School and received her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from North Shore Community College.   Patricia is remembered for sharing her caring spirit, sense of humor, and loving heart with her family and the communities she belonged to throughout her life— her recovery family in the Malden-Saugus-Everett area,...

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Softball team celebrates season at banquet...

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Published in the June 20, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Memorial High School softball team celebrated their annual end of the season banquet recently. The Warriors finished the season with a record of 9-11, finishing just one game out of qualifying for the tournament in head coach Chris Tolios’ first season at the helm. Led by a strong senior group of Norah Coyne, Alana Galatas and captains Julia DiFazio and Juliette Guanci, the Warriors scored plenty of runs and built a great foundation for the future. The two additional captains were Sophia Gosselin-Smoske and Taylor Owen both from a strong junior class that also included Wakefield’s top two pitchers Kayleigh Callanan and Sophia Tremblay. Coach Tolios and assistant coach Janel Stevenson presented team awards to the Warriors. The Jack E. McGuire Award for...

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Published on June 20, 2019

Jun 20, 2019 by

• ConCom Spaulding

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