Wilbur Penniston, 92

Oct 19, 2017 by

U.S. Navy veteran worked for Eastern Airlines Published in the October 18, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Wilbur T. Penniston, 92, a longtime resident of Lynnfield, died on Sunday, October 7, 2017 at the Salem Hospital. Wilbur was born in Hooker, Oklahoma on August 18, 1925. He was the son of the late Theodore and Jennie (Gibson) Penniston. Wilbur was raised and educated in Glendale, California, where he later enlisted and served in the United States Navy during World War II. Wilbur was retired from the former Eastern Airlines, where he had worked as a rampman for many years. He is survived by his beloved wife Barbara D. (Lee) Penniston. He is also survived by his two sons, Robert J. Penniston and his wife Nadine of Methuen; and Michael F. Penniston and wife Sandra of...

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Virginia R. Miraglia, 84

Oct 19, 2017 by

Avid Boston sports fan Published in the October 18, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Virginia R. Miraglia, 84, of Lynnfield died on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Meadow View Center in North Reading. She was born in Jay, Maine on June 22, 1933, and was the daughter of the late Leroy P. and Grace (Volpe) Gonnella. Virginia was a graduate of Jay High School in Jay, Maine. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and sister. She was known for her baking skills, and was also an avid Boston sports fan. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Miraglia. She was the loving mother of John A. Miraglia and Linda A. Busch. She was the sister of Robert Gonnella and his wife Mary Ann; George Gonnella and his wife Janice; Roy Gonnella...

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Robert L. Bowe, 86

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Veteran of the Korean War Published in the October 18, 2017 edition LOCKPORT, NY — Robert L. Bowe, 86, of Lockport, New York passed away Oct. 6, 2017 after a long illness at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Buffalo, New York. Robert was born on Aug. 29, 1931. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and served three years active duty and 18 years in the reserves. He worked as a mail carrier and postal worker for 50 years in Lynn before moving to Lockport, New York 18 months ago. He is survived by nephews and nieces, Jeanne (Dan) Helferty, William (Zona) Howell, Gary (Candice) Howell, Janice Howell, Beverly (Chris) Karbum, David (Lisa) Howell, and Michael (Judy) Howell. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Donations made to Niagara...

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Dana Richardson, 88

Oct 19, 2017 by

Worked in Insurance, served as Lynnfield call firefighter Published in the October 18, 2017 edition PEABODY — Dana S. Richardson, 88, of Peabody, formerly of Lynnfield, died on Sunday, October 8 at the Kaplan Family Hospice house in Danvers. Born in Medford on August 20, 1929, he was the son of the late Berne and Agnes (Lunt) Richardson. Mr. Richardson was a graduate of Medford High School Class of 1948, New Hampton School Class of 1949 and Wentworth Institute Class of 1951. He had retired from Alexander and Alexander Insurance Company in Boston as a vice president for senior risk control consultant and from the Lynnfield Fire Department as a call firefighter. Mr. Richardson had been a Peabody resident for the past 15 years and a Lynnfield resident for 38 years. He was a...

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Kevin W. McCaughey, 53

Oct 19, 2017 by

Technician for Pepsi Bottling Group Published in the October 18, 2017 edition TYNGSBOROUGH — Kevin W. McCaughey, 53, of Tyngsborough, formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly at the Beverly Hospital on Oct. 10, 2017. Kevin was born in Somerville and raised in Melrose. He was a graduate of Melrose High School Class of 1982 and went on to earn his degree from North Shore Community College. Kevin resided in Peabody for five years and Tyngsborough for the past 18 years. He worked as a technician for Pepsi Bottling Group for 25 years and enjoyed going on trips to the Caribbean and Prince Edward Island. Kevin had a “Big Heart,” loved cars, animals, playing pool, riding motorcycles and dirt bikes. He was a great son, brother and friend to many in his neighborhood and had many...

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Gem Colvin, 96

Oct 12, 2017 by

Past president of many Melrose organizations Published in the October 11, 2017 edition MELROSE — Gem (Moore) Colvin, 96, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, October 2, 2017. Gem was born on December 19, 1920 in Malden, and was one of three children of the late Warren E. and Gladys (Rendle) Moore. She graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1938, and from Malden Business School, Class of 1940.  She was engaged to Kenneth C. Colvin in May 1942, just prior to his departure for World War II. Gem waited patiently for his return for more than three years as he served in the 45th Infantry Division as a Sargent Major in missions across Europe, receiving the Bronze Star before returning home in August 1945. They were married...

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