Michael E. Tomacelli Sr., 92

Sep 12, 2018 by

U.S. Navy veteran of World War II Published in the September 12, 2018 edition PEABODY — Michael E. Tomacelli Sr., 92, of Brooksby Village, Peabody, formerly of Needham, died on September 6, 2018. Michael was the beloved husband of Evelyn (Parent) for 64 years, brother to the late Daniel J. Tomacelli of Brighton and loving father of Michael E. Tomacelli Jr. and his wife Lois of Boothbay, Maine; Linda A. Rogers of Lynnfield, Diane F. Borrelli and her husband Robert of Medfield, Jeanne M. Cuccio and her husband Joseph of Chesilhurst, N.J., and Laurie E. Cappuccio and her late husband Ralph of North Reading. He is survived by his eight grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Michael was born on January 14, 1926 in Malden to the late Ernest and...

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Stuart G. Merle,

Sep 12, 2018 by

Dentist loved photography, traveling Published in the September 12, 2018 edition LYNNFIELD — Stuart G. Merle, DMD of Lynnfield, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018. For 47 years, he was the beloved husband of Gale Ann (Wolman) Merle. He was the loving father of Jeremy and Jessica Merle of Newton; and Andrew and Martha Merle of Wellesley. He was the adored grandfather of Taylor, Bennett and Violet. He was the cherished son of Vivian (Ohringer) Merle of Florida and the late Sydney Merle. He was the dear brother of Gordon and Joanne Merle of Florida. Stuart moved to Boston to attend Tufts Dental School, and then back to New York for his pediatric dental residency. He then returned to the Boston area to establish his two pediatric dental practices in West Peabody and...

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Francis V. Procopio, 91

Sep 6, 2018 by

U.S. Navy World War II veteran Published in the September 5, 2018 edition LYNNFIELD — Francis V. Procopio, 91, of Lynnfield, died on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Boston on October 8, 1926, he was the son of the late Gioacchino and Mary (Pasqua) Procopio. Mr. Procopio was raised in the West End of Boston. He was a retired electrician for Local No. 103 IBEW for 69 years. Mr. Procopio had been a Lynnfield resident since 1969 and was a member of the Wakefield/Stoneham Sons of Italy. He had served in the United States Navy during World War II. His legacy was his workmanship, it may never be duplicated. Mr. Procopio is survived by his loving wife Georgia A. (DiEoreo) Procopio. He is also survived by...

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Josephine M. DeSanctis, 94

Aug 29, 2018 by

Happiest when surrounded by those she loved Published in the August 29, 2018 edition NORTH CHELMSFORD — Josephine M. (Muro) DeSanctis, 94, of North Chelmsford, formerly of Lynnfield, passed away at her home on Friday, August 24, 2018.  Josephine worked hard her entire life. She helped her late husband Willy run his gas station in East Boston and was a bookkeeper for her son’s insurance agency in Woburn for years. Ultimately though, Josephine’s greatest passion was opening her heart and home to her family and friends. Whether it was cooking for them (famous for her stuffed artichokes and birthday peach shortcakes), making sure her house was spotless when they arrived, or sitting playing cards together, Josephine was happiest when she was surrounded by the people she loved. She will be deeply missed. Josephine is the...

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Ruth Rich, 95

Aug 8, 2018 by

Longtime Lynnfield resident Published in the August 8, 2018 edition LYNNFIELD — Ruth M. “Ruthie” “GG” Rich, 95, formerly of Lynnfield, passed peacefully Tuesday, July 31, 2018. She was the daughter of the late William and Delia (Gaouette) Cook. She was the beloved wife of the late George H. “Bud” Rich, Jr. She was the loving mother of Barbara Barnes; Thomas and Electa Rich; Edward and Susan Rich; and Kenneth and Donna Rich. She was proud grandmother of Laurie Maglio, Brian Rich, Nancy Houle, Jeremy Rich, Christopher Rich, Shannon Fox, Shawna Hopp, and the late Michael Barnes. She was also the adoring great-grandmother of Stephanie, Zachary, Cameron, Emma, Kayleigh and Mackenzie. Ruthie was the sister of Edith Manninen, John W. Newbury his wife Rose and the late Dot Armstrong and Grace Ryer. She was...

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Doris T. O’Neil, 87

Aug 8, 2018 by

Enjoyed summers at Popponesset and Sebago Lake Published in the August 8, 2018 edition WAKEFIELD — Doris T. O’Neil, 87, of Wakefield, formerly of Lynnfield and Everett, died Monday, July 30, 2018 at the Brightview Senior Living Center in Wakefield. Born in Everett on Sept. 3, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Bridget (Southwell) Seward. Mrs. O’Neil was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Revere, Class of 1948. She had worked for many years as a secretary at American Mutual Insurance in Wakefield. She began her family in Everett before making the family home in Lynnfield in 1974. She also spent her summers at her Cape house in the Popponesset area of Mashpee; as well as enjoying time at Sebago Lake in Maine. Above...

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