Owen J. McGarrahan Jr., 77

Aug 22, 2019 by

U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam War Published August 21, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Owen J. McGarrahan Jr., 77, a longtime resident of Lynnfield, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Boston on Dec. 3, 1941, he was the son of the late Owen J. McGarrahan, Sr. and Ellen (Golden) McGarrahan. Mr. McGarrahan was raised in Milton and attended St. Francis High School in Biddeford, Maine. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country during Vietnam. Once he returned, he went back to school and received his bachelor’s degree from St. Francis College in Biddeford. After meeting his wife, Karen (Borg) through their parents, the two were married and soon moved to Lynnfield, where they raised their family and resided for 45 years....

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Martha Francis Barbas, 89

Aug 15, 2019 by

Avid reader, lover of coffee ice cream and Red Sox fan Published August 14, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Martha Francis Barbas, 89, peacefully departed to heaven on Aug. 7, 2019, surrounded by loved ones. Her firm belief in God and her devotion to Jesus Christ supported her throughout her life, ultimately giving her peace – the one thing she always spoke of “peace.” Martha was born to the late Alice and Frank Znotas of Hyde Park. There she lived throughout her childhood with her extended family. Martha was immersed in the Catholic community that would be her lifelong support. Martha was blessed with a loving family. Together with her late husband George Priestley, they built a home and family in Saugus. After George’s untimely passing at age 46, Martha carried on as the sole supporter of...

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Paul E. Buckley, 60

Aug 15, 2019 by

North Reading youth hockey coach for many years Published August 14, 2019 NORTH READING — Paul E. Buckley, 60, of North Reading, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Paul was the beloved husband of Lisa (Lachiana) Buckley and the devoted father of Jeremy, Sean, Liam, Timothy and Audrey Buckley of North Reading. He was the loving son of the late Jeremiah Buckley and Marie Agnes (Horgan) Buckley. He was the cherished brother of James Buckley and his wife Jeane of New Hampshire, Barbara Dwyer and her husband Robert of Pennsylvania, Kathleen Brown and her husband Tom of Georgia, Brian Buckley and his wife Gail of Lynnfield, Susan Mabee and her husband William of Saugus and the late Gerald Buckley and his surviving wife Rose of Chelsea. As a child Paul played hockey and...

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Patrick J. Caven, 77

Aug 8, 2019 by

U.S. Air Force veteran worked in sales Published August 7, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Patrick J. “Jake” Caven, 77, of Wakefield, died on Monday, July 29, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family. Born in Somerville in 1942, he was the son of the late Patrick W. and Hannah (Daly) Caven. Pat lived by one rule: Family first. He lived his life in service to others and found no greater joy than being able to lend a helping hand to family and friends or to talk about his children and grandchildren. Mr. Caven proudly served four years in the United States Air Force and went on to have a successful career of many years as a salesman in the office product industry. His favorite hobby was karate, which he studied for over 25 years, earning...

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Rosemary T. Sarcia, 76

Aug 8, 2019 by

Enjoyed traveling, the beach and gardening Published August 7, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Rosemary T. Sarcia, 76, of Lynnfield, formerly of Sandwich and Westford, died Sunday, August 4, 2019 at her residence with her family by her side. Born in Boston on June 22, 1943 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Passanisi) Addesa. Mrs. Sarcia was raised in the West End of Boston and later in Revere where she graduated from Immaculate Conception High School. Following high school, she went on to work for IBM for a number of years before going on to work as an administrative assistant in the Westford Public School District. Mrs. Sarcia loved to travel, most especially, she enjoyed the beach, shopping “for a bargain,” gardening, and was a member of the Italian American Club of Wakefield....

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Michael Annese Jr., 68

Aug 1, 2019 by

Published July 31, 2019 EVERETT — Michael Annese Jr., 68, of Everett, passed away on July 24, 2019. Born on Oct. 27, 1950, he was the son of the late Michael and Josephine (Cassara) Annese. Michael was the brother of Patricia Forgione of Lynnfield and the late Beverly. Michael is also survived by his nephew, Steven Forgione, and his wife Lynne of Lynnfield. He is also survived by his niece, Charlene Conway, and her husband Michael of North Reading. Additionally he is survived by four grandnephews, Michael, Nicholas, Matthew and Jake. A private family service is planned for next week. In Michael’s memory, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. To leave an online condolence please visit:...

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