Harold G. Janakas, 65

Oct 14, 2020 by

Published October 14, 2020 Beautiful skater and great outdoorsman LYNNFIELD — Harold G. Janakas, 65, best known to his friends and family as “Harry J,” passed away peacefully with his girls by his side on Oct. 9, 2020, after a courageous and well-fought battle with Alzheimer’s dementia. Born in Beverly on Nov. 30, 1954, he was the son of the late James and Beatrice (Theriault) Janakas. Harry J was a longtime Lynnfield resident, having moved to town in 1993 to raise his family. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church. He had previously lived in Lynn and Swampscott. Early in his career, Harry J was the proud co-owner of Norman Office Supply in Gloucester before shifting gears and turning to a career as an auditor for the Defense Department and...

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Joseph Caruso, 83

Oct 14, 2020 by

Engineer served in U.S. Army Published October 14, 2020 LYNNFIELD —Joseph Caruso, 83, of Lynnfield, died on Monday, Oct. 5 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Joseph was born in Everett on Dec. 2, 1936, and was the son of the late Albert and Carmela (DiVito) Caruso. Joseph was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School. Following his high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. After his military duty, he earned his bachelor of science in Physics from Boston College in 1963 and later earned his master of science in Physics from Northeastern University. He had worked as a senior communications system engineer for Mitre, Raytheon and ASEC for over 30 years. He was an avid reader, learned to speak Italian and loved spending time with his family....

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Janet R. Cartmill, 99

Oct 1, 2020 by

Worked at Lynnfield Public Library Published September 30, 2020 LYNNFIELD — Janet R. Cartmill, 99, formerly a longtime Lynnfield resident, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Orlando, Fla. Born in Boston on Aug.19, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Walter G. and Helen M. (Sibley) Rockwood. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Cartmill Jr. and the loving mother of John W. Cartmill of Virginia, Donald W. Cartmill of Oregon and Richard A. Cartmill of Florida. She was the sister of the late Robert W. Goodspeed and the cherished grandmother of Matthew, James and Justin Cartmill, Elizabeth Long and Sarah Cartmill Odello. Janet was a graduate of Wakefield High School and of Simmons College in Boston. She was a member of the Centre Congregational Church in Lynnfield. She had worked...

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Brent A. Wilkes, 67

Sep 24, 2020 by

Enjoyed his boat, volleyball and good music Published September 23, 2020 GLOUCESTER – Brent Ames Wilkes, 67, beloved husband of 22 years of Linda (Dadourian) Wilkes, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. Born in Melrose, he was the son of the late Gordon and Frances (Ames) Wilkes.   Brent grew up in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School. He graduated from UMass Amherst and then received his graduate degree from the University of Connecticut. Brent was the owner of Northeast Association Management Company, Inc. Brent lived for many years in Middleton, then spent 12 years in Saratoga Springs, New York and then settled with his wife Linda in Gloucester. He enjoyed being on his boat, playing volleyball and pickleball and enjoying good music. Brent also...

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Joan Crawford, 89

Sep 16, 2020 by

Active in the North Reading community, enjoyed gardening Published September 16, 2020 NORTH READING — Joan (Rolfe) Crawford, 89, of North Reading, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Frederick W. Rolfe, Jr. and Ariel M. (Decker) Rolfe of Malden and Melrose, and the sister of the late Edwin D. Rolfe. Joan grew up in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1948 and Boston University, Class of 1950. She married her high school sweetheart, the late Charles Whitney (Whit) Crawford, in 1951. They were married 58 years until his death in 2009. She was the devoted mother of Michael and his wife Carol of Rockport, Richard and his wife Anne of Melrose, the late Steven of North Reading, Brian and his wife Karla...

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Susan A. Connell, 79

Sep 9, 2020 by

Talented seamstress, enjoyed reading and word search puzzles Published September 9, 2020 LYNNFIELD — Susan A. Connell, 79, of Lynnfield, died on Friday, September 4, 2020 at the Tuft’s Medical Center in Boston. Born in Hyannis on February 11, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Eleanor J. (Howland) DeCosta and stepdaughter of the late John DeCosta. Susan was a graduate of Barnstable High School, Class of 1959. She was a retired pre-school teacher in Reading and Lynnfield. Susan enjoyed reading and word search puzzles. She was a very talented seamstress and spent many happy hours with her patterns and books. Susan was the wife of the late David J. Connell. She is survived by her loving daughter Heidie Flynn and her husband Dan of Leominster, her cherished granddaughter Bailey Flynn and her devoted...

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