Wesley E. Lord, 84

Apr 8, 2021 by

Owned Lord’s Landing Marina and Campground, Ossipee Lake Published April 8, 2021 NORTH READING — Wesley E. Lord, 84, of North Reading, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, April 4, 2021 after a period of declining health. He was born in Boston, Mass. to Clifton and Mary (Hogan) Lord and grew up and attended school in Melrose. After graduation, he enlisted and served in the U.S. Army Reserves for eight years. Wesley married Eleanor (Hongisto) in Fitzwilliam, N.H. on September 27, 1958. They resided in Melrose for seven years before settling in North Reading. Mr. Lord owned and operated several businesses including Lord’s Service Station in Everett and Lord’s Landing Marina and Campground on Ossipee Lake in N.H. Mr. Lord proudly became a member of Wyoming Lodge of Masons alongside his father in...

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Lorraine Thompson, 90

Apr 8, 2021 by

Avid hiker and bird watcher who traveled the world Published April 8, 2021 NORTH ANDOVER – Lorraine (Dion) Thompson, 90, wife of the late Frederick L. Thompson, Sr., passed away March 23, 2021 at Prescott House in North Andover. Born in Pomfret, Vermont, she was the daughter of the late Ulderic and Bernadette (Darveau) Dion. Raised in Lebanon, N.H., she was a graduate of Lebanon High School, Class of 1948. She obtained her teaching degree from Keene State, graduating in the Class of 1952. Lorraine lived in Rochester, N.Y. from 1963 until 1975, when she moved to Danvers, Mass. While living in Danvers, she volunteered for many years at the former Hunt Hospital. Lorraine lived in Arizona from 1993 until 2015 before moving to North Reading, Mass. She was an avid hiker and bird...

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David H. Wilson, 62

Apr 1, 2021 by

He was a simple man with a generous heart Published April 1, 2021 NORTH READING — David H. Wilson, 62, of North Reading, died of COVID on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, with his wife of nearly 40 years by his side. He was born in Winchester on June 19, 1958 to the late Rodger and Clara Wilson of North Reading. He was raised in the house his father built and graduated from North Reading High School in 1976. While David worked in the automotive business most of his years, he was a jack-of-all-trades who could quite literally fix anything. David liked to be in the background and tried to tell everyone he met that he was a grumpy, old man. But beneath what he thought was a tough exterior was the most generous and...

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George F. Gillis, 77

Sep 10, 2014 by

U.S. Navy veteran NORTH READING — George F. Gillis, 77, of North Reading and formerly of Wilmington, died unexpectedly at Winchester Hospital on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Born in Wilmington on Feb. 11, 1937, he was the son of the late Malcolm and Ann (Connors) Gillis. He was raised and attended school in Wilmington. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran. George was a retired truck driver for Berman’s Motor Express and Charles River Labs. He was a resident of North Reading for the past 56 years. He was a member of St. Theresa Church, Knights of Columbus, Council No. 4544 and a former member of the North Reading Auxiliary Police. George was also a member of the Teamsters Union. George had great enthusiasm for life and a remarkable ability to make and retain friends...

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