Brian E. Sweetland, 59

May 23, 2019 by

Passion for motorcycles, the outdoors Published May 23, 2019 NORTH READING — Brian E. Sweetland, 59, of North Reading, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Born in Melrose on November 30, 1959, he was a lifelong resident of North Reading. Brian was a graduate of North Reading High School. He was a concrete truck driver for the Wakefield Concrete Company and was a member of the Teamster’s Union. Brian was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wakefield and a former member of the First Baptist Church in North Reading. He was a loving and caring, sensitive son, husband, step-father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was always willing to help his family and friends with his many talents. He was a hands-on guy who spent endless hours tinkering with engines, beginning as...

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NancyAnn Brothers, 92

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Enjoyed sewing and knitting Published May 23, 2019 NORTH READING — NancyAnn (Dodge) Brothers, 92, of North Reading, formerly of Brookline, died Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Royal Meadow View in North Reading. Born in Melrose on November 17, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Paul James “Papa” Dodge, M.D., and Budgie L. (Whiteside) Dodge. NancyAnn was a graduate of Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine. She worked for many years for the Boston Medical Labs. She was a strong-willed, loving mother who gave her all to her family. She was a survivor of hardship. NancyAnn was a homemaker and she loved sewing and knitting. Family members include her loving children, David Brothers of Warner, N.H., daughter, Cheryl McCann of Haverhill and late son, Steven Brothers; grandchildren, Aaron Brothers of Vista, Calif., Daniel...

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Philip A. Ricardo, 75

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Enjoyed fishing, bluegrass and country music Published May 23, 2019 NORTH READING — Philip A. Ricardo, 75, of North Reading, formerly of Reading, Falmouth and California, died Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Royal Meadow View Nursing and Rehabilitation in North Reading, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Stoneham on April 15, 1944. He was the son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Companeschi) Ricardo. He lived in and attended school in Reading and North Reading. Phil was retired and worked for many years as a carpenter and tradesman. Phil had a great respect for nature and animals, especially his dogs which he loved. He enjoyed fishing, whether in Plum Island early in life or off the beaches of Cape Cod later in life. He also enjoyed bluegrass and country music. Family members...

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Wendy L. Florence, 45

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Published May 23, 2019 METHUEN — Wendy L. Florence, 45, of Methuen and formerly of North Reading, died Friday, May 10, 2019 at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading:...

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Christopher J. Pignone, 48

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Published May 23, 2019 MIDDLEBORO — Christopher J. Pignone, 48, of Middleboro, died unexpectedly at his home on May 9, 2019. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Theresa’s Church at a later date to be announced. Arrangements are by the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading:...

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William F. Cavanaugh, 79

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Enjoyed bike riding, cross country skiing Published May 23, 2019 DERRY, N.H. — William Francis Cavanaugh, 79, passed away on May 15, 2019 at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Center in Derry, N.H. Bill had been a resident of North Reading for 56 years. Born and raised in Reading, he was the son of the late James and Mary (Burke) Cavanaugh. He was predeceased by his loving wife, JoAnn (Wright) Cavanaugh, brothers James, Bernard, Joseph, and Richard Cavanaugh, and sisters Mary Ouellette and Gertrude Doucette. Bill came from a large Irish Catholic family. He met his wife JoAnn, the love of his life, in high school. He was a family man who enjoyed practical jokes and had a great sense of humor but was always there to support his friends and family. He was a...

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