Kevin J. Johnston, 65

Feb 12, 2020 by

Car buff, enjoyed cooking and vacations to Aruba Published February 12, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Kevin J. Johnston, 65, of Wakefield, passed away unexpectedly at home with the warmth of his wood stove and his cherished dog, Cortland, beside him on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. Kevin was born in Melrose on Jan. 27, 1955, and was one of two sons of the late Joseph and Claire (Abbott) Johnston. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School as a member of the Class of 1973, and received his associates degree from Bunker Hill Community College. On Aug. 26, 1978, he was married to Ruth A. (Marks) and they settled in Wakefield to raise a family of two children. For over 35 years, Kevin was a successful, self-employed contractor who specialized in ceramic tile and...

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Donald D. Rosmarinofski, 84

Feb 6, 2020 by

Enjoyed buying and selling trucks and gardening Published February 5, 2020 LYNNFIELD — Donald D. Rosmarinofski, 84, of Lynnfield, died on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.   Born in Worcester on March 26, 1935, he was the son of the late Dominic and Marie Rosmarinofski. Donald was raised in Northborough and had been a longtime Lynnfield resident. In 1959, he opened his garage which he owned and operated for 60 years. For many years of its operation, the garage towed for the Malden Police, the State Police, the Registry of Motor Vehicles auto theft bureau, and many other companies. In the same year he opened the garage, Donald married his wife and together they began their family, and settled in Lynnfield in 1965. The two enjoyed their Sunday...

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James M. Kline Sr., 88

Jan 16, 2020 by

Audit Manager for GE Aircraft Engines, U.S. Air Force veteran Published January 15, 2020 CLERMONT, Fla. — James M. Kline Sr. (Jim), 88, died peacefully on Jan. 5, 2020 in Clermont, Fla. Born in Washington, D.C. on June 13, 1931, Jim was the son of Frederick G. Kline and M. Frances Gooch. He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1953 and served in the Air Force from 1953-1957. In 1956, he was married to M. Claire Rasch, who died in 1990. They had four children: James M. Kline Jr. (married to Elizabeth); Karen A. K. Prescott (married to Jonathan); Frederick L. Kline (died in 2016); and Linda Sue Parrette (married to John). He is survived by nine grandchildren: James M. Kline III, David Kline, Jennifer Elise Prescott, Jeffrey Prescott, Lauren...

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Sally Jean Paterson, 72

Jan 16, 2020 by

Avid skier and boater Published January 15, 2020 LYNNFIELD — Sally Jean Paterson, 72, formerly of Lynnfield, passed away on Jan. 3, 2020 in Virginia. Sally is survived by her daughter, Nikki DePersis and granddaughter Matti of Arlington, Virginia; her sister Nancy Shields (Kevin); her brother Bob Paterson (Kristine); her nieces and nephews; and her companion Ed Flynn. Sally was preceded in death by her son, Matt DePersis. Sally was a Lynnfield High School Class of 1965 graduate. She went on to a successful career in business beginning at Polaroid Corporation and eventually founded Applied Mailing Systems, where she spent the majority of her career. Sally raised her two children, Matt and Nikki, in Lynnfield. Sally was an avid skier and boater, and enjoyed spending her winters skiing in Vermont and her summers at Lake...

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Jon A. Procurot, 76

Jan 9, 2020 by

Retired Lynnfield Fire Dept. lieutenant Published January 8, 2020 LYNNFIELD — Jon A. Procurot, 76, a retired lieutenant of the Lynnfield Fire Department and well-known local resident, died suddenly on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Jon was a lifelong resident of Lynnfield and was born on January 1, 1943. He was the son of the late Antonio and Evelyn E. (Curio) Procurot. He was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1961. While at Lynnfield High School, he was an accomplished baseball player and member of a championship team. He joined the Lynnfield Fire Department in 1964 and served until 2010. He had also worked for many years for the Frito-Lay Company. Jon coached in the Lynnfield Little League and was an avid gardener and golfer, and was a devoted grandfather....

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Nicholas L. DeRosa, 87

Jan 9, 2020 by

Published January 8, 2020 LYNNFIELD – Nicholas L. DeRosa, 87, of Lynnfield passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice Center in Reading. Nicholas was the beloved husband of the late Nancy E. (Bemiss) DeRosa. He was the loving father of Francesca (DeRosa) Durant, Marc DeRosa and Christina DeRosa. He was the brother of Marie DeRosa, Gertrude Dwyer, and the late Angelina DeRosa and Pasquale DeRosa. He was the most loved and cherished “Grand” of Alexandra Durant. “I expect to pass through this world but once, any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again” -Etienne de Grellet Funeral arrangements were...

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