Frederick T. Breen, 92

Jun 13, 2019 by

Awarded three Bronze Stars Published June 12, 2019 PEABODY — Frederick T. Breen, 92, of Peabody, died Wednesday evening, June 5, 2019 at the Salem Hospital following a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of J. Esther (Donlon) Breen, with whom he shared over 70 years of marriage. Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Fader) Breen. He was a lifelong resident of Peabody and attended Peabody schools. Fred left Peabody High School at age 17 and enlisted with the United States Army during World War II. He was assigned to the 74th field artillery battalion. He served in France, Belgium and Germany. Fred was a part of our country’s “Greatest Generation” and was awarded three Bronze Stars for bravery in the European Theatre. He was honorably...

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Joyce A. Petrino, 76

Jun 13, 2019 by

Cooking and baking were two passions Published June 12, 2019 MELROSE — Joyce A. Petrino, 76, a Melrose resident, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 with her family by her side at Winchester Hospital. Born in Melrose on October 24, 1942, Joyce is one of two children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lattanzi. She grew up in Everett and graduated from Everett High School in 1960. In her earlier years, she enjoyed spending summers with her family on the Cape. Joyce would meet and later marry her beloved Philip M. Petrino, and they would go on to share 47 great years together. Family was first and foremost to Joyce. She was actively involved in their lives and never missed any of their school functions and sporting events. She took great joy...

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Angelina Bragger, 88

Jun 6, 2019 by

Professional cake decorator Published June 5, 2019 BRIGHTON — Angelina Marie Bragger, 88, of Brighton, died Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Masconoment Healthcare Center with her family by her side. Born in Brighton on February 10, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Danato and Elizabeth (Bianchi) Cugini. Angie was raised in Brighton and was a graduate of Brighton High School. She had worked for many years as a professional cake decorator and was last employed by Diamond Bakery in Newton. Angie was the loving mother of William P. Bragger of Seabrook, N.H. and the late Paul R. Bragger Jr. She was the mother-in-law of Robin Bragger of Seabrook, New Hampshire and Kathleen Bowen of Everett. She is survived by her four grandchildren: Deanna, Antonio, Ashley, and Morgan; as well as two great-...

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