Dr. John Losco, 95

May 16, 2019 by

Veteran, educator and fan of Boston sports Published May 15, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Dr. John Losco, 95, veteran, educator and loving patriarch, of Revere, Wakefield and Lynnfield, died May 7, 2019 after a brief period of declining health.  John is survived by his children, Lorraine Howard of North Reading; Pamela Barton-Almy of Lynnfield; and John (Jack) Losco Jr. of Wakefield; and his seven grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife June Losco of Wakefield; and his sisters Anna O’Donnnell and Parma Losco of Revere. John was born on Sept. 2, 1923 in in Revere to Roger and Adeline Losco. The family lived in Revere during his childhood, where he graduated from Revere High School. John served in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After graduating from Suffolk...

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Joseph L. Nasson, 86

May 9, 2019 by

Enjoyed fishing, gardening and golf Published May 8, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Joseph L. Nasson, 86, of Lynnfield, formerly of Melrose, died on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 surrounded by family. Born in Boston on October 25, 1932, he was the son of the late Lazar and Constance Nasson. Mr. Nasson was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1950. He served in the United States Coast Guard before moving on to attend Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he received his degree in Engineering. He had been a longtime Melrose resident before moving to Lynnfield in 1983. Mr. Nasson enjoyed fishing, gardening, poker and golf. But most especially, he cherished time spent with his grandchildren. He was the beloved husband of the late Muriel C. (Blunt) Nasson. He was the loving...

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Joseph Raymond Gagnon, 83

May 9, 2019 by

Enjoyed traveling with his wife and performing with the RSO Published May 8, 2019 LYNN — Joseph Raymond Gagnon, 83, died from complications following heart surgery on April 30, 2019. He was born in Salem, was the son of Homer and Irene (Comeau) Gagnon, and grew up in Lynn. Ray attended St. Jean-Baptiste, where he played baseball and basketball. He was then selected for the GE Apprentice program, earning degrees in Mechanical Engineering and English from Tufts University. He went on to earn his MBA from Boston College, and worked for Honeywell and Sweetheart Plastics as the director of training. He retired from Northeast Utilities and continued to do business consulting for many years. He married the former Kathleen C. (McCarthy) and together they raised four children: Susanne M. Cortez and her husband Rudy of...

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Paul Michael DeSimone, 73

May 2, 2019 by

Enjoyed softball, playing golf and Boston sports teams Published May 1, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Paul Michael DeSimone, 73, of Lynnfield, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 after a hard-fought battle with dementia. Paul was the beloved husband of Faye Trachtenberg DeSimone. He was the devoted father of Charlie and the late Corinne DeSimone. He was the loving brother of Ralph DeSimone and the late Helen Digiammarino. He was the dear son of the late Ralph and Cosimina (Bova) DeSimone. Paul was born on November 23, 1945 and grew up in Malden, graduated from Malden High School, and earned his bachelor’s degree from Salem State. He worked hard his whole life, moving up the ladder at Bank of Boston and becoming a vice president before retiring to raise Charlie. Paul loved his son...

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Paul F. Murphy Jr., 54

May 2, 2019 by

Had a passion for muscle cars Published May 1, 2019 LYNN — Paul F. Murphy, Jr., 54, of Lynn, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019 surrounded by his family at the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. Born in Winchester on November 30, 1964, he was the son of Paul F. Murphy Sr. and Margaret (Sands) Murphy of Londonderry, New Hampshire, formerly of Lynnfield. Paul was raised in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1983 and went on to attend Salem State University. He went to work for American Mutual Insurance/APG for close to 30 years. Later in life, Paul pursued a passion for computers and attended Porter and Chester to receive a certificate in information technology. Paul also had a passion for muscle cars and enjoyed working on them. He...

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Audrey M. Galpin, 84

May 2, 2019 by

Grandchildren were the joy of her life Published May 1, 2019 NEWBURYPORT — Audrey M. (Newhall) Galpin, just 13 days shy of her 85th birthday, passed in the loving presence of her family at her home in Newburyport early Thursday morning, April 25, 2019. She was the devoted wife of 61 years to Robert A. Galpin. She was born in Peabody on May 8, 1934. She was the daughter of the late Albert F. and Mabel F. (Harding) Newhall and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. Besides her husband Robert, she leaves behind her daughter, Donna McFadden and husband William of Amesbury; and her son, David Galpin and wife Kimberly of Methuen. She is also survived by her six grandchildren who were the joy of her life: Jessica, Alyssa, Colby, Riley, and twins...

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