Honoring our nation’s finest

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Published in the November 12, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD –  U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jay Pinette, chairman of the Wakefield Veterans Advisory Board, welcomed hundreds of local residents to Veterans Memorial Auditorium at the Galvin Middle School promptly at 11 a.m. yesterday for the town’s annual Veterans Day ceremonies. “Every year, at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, we gather to recognize the heroes among us and to remember those we have lost,” Pinette said. “We gather to pay tribute to those who have risked life and limb so that we can live in the land of the free, because of the brave.” He thanked veterans and active service military personnel “for bravely doing what you are called to do so that we can safely to what...

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Santos to seek State Rep. seat...

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Published in the November 12, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Town Councilor Ann McGonigle Santos plans to announce that she is running for the Democratic nomination to fill the 32nd Middlesex State Representative seat soon to be vacated by Democrat Paul Brodeur. Last week, Melrose resident Brodeur defeated at-large City Councilor Monica Medeiros to become the next Mayor of Melrose. Brodeur is expected to officially resign as State Representative next Monday morning. He was elected to his fifth term as State Representative last November and will leave the post with one year remaining on his term. The 32nd Middlesex District encompasses all of Melrose, precincts 4, 5 and 6 in Wakefield and Precinct 2 of Ward 5 in Malden. Santos, a Converse Street resident, was first elected to the Board of Selectmen in 2013, topping the ticket...

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Warriors beat Dracut 49-14

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Sweeney’s five TD’s one shy of century-old record Published in the November 12, 2019 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — Friday night, it was cold up at Landrigan Field and by the time kickoff rolled around the breeze had started to pick up, making for some brisk fall football conditions. For Dracut, they were tasked with stopping the Warriors’ rushing attack, or more pertinently, finding their way around and/or through the Warriors’ offensive line. The Middies were not ready to deal with the thunder and lightning brought by sophomore Aidan Sweeney, junior Tucker Stikeman and senior Wes Pierre, as they tallied 305 yards and seven touchdowns between the three of them. In total, the Warriors marched for 347 rushing yards en route to a 49-14 victory. “The kids were very motivated,” said Wakefield head coach...

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Jean K. Camerato, 80

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Published in the November 12, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Jean K. (Luciano) Camerato, 80, died at home on Friday, November 8, 2019. Born in Wakefield, Jean was the daughter of the late Domenic and Josephine Luciano. She graduated from Wakefield High School in 1956. In the 1970’s Jean, known as “the hawk,” was a manager for the St. Joseph’s Conquistadors CYO band, for many years. She worked as a purchasing agent for J.N. Phillips Glass Co. for 35 years where she was well respected. She enjoyed avid reading and crocheting for her many relatives and friends. Jean was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and a friend to many; she will be missed dearly by all who knew her. Jean is survived by her husband, Carmine Camerato, Jr., children Joseph Cresta of Wakefield; Michael...

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Martha E. Smith, 77

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Published in the November 12, 2019 edition. LANCASTER – Martha E. (Carter) Smith, 77, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Kevin C. Smith; her children, Rick Roberts and wife Kathy of Kennebunk, Maine; Tammy Turcotte of Clearwater, Fla.; and Kristin Macedo and husband Phil of East Freetown; three adoring grandchildren, Kevin and Ronnie Turcotte, and Camryn Macedo; two great-grandchildren, Kylee and Brysen Turcotte, her sister-in-law Ruth Carter of Rockport; nieces, nephews, extended family, and many dear friends, notably the Silhouettes. She is predeceased by her son, Michael Carter Roberts, her parents, Arlene and Crawford Brown, and three brothers, Maurice, William, and James Carter. Martha was born in Wakefield, attended local schools, and graduated from...

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Marion E. Perry, 91

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Published in the November 12, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD – Marion E. (Ross) Perry, 91, longtime resident of Wakefield, died on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Lahey Hospital in Burlington. Born on September 30, 1928, in Medford, Marion was one of two children of the late Kenneth and Esther (Tamlyn) Ross. She grew up in Melrose graduating from Melrose High School in 1946. She met and later married the late Clifton Perry, and they settled in Wakefield to raise their family. Faith and family best describe Marion. She was devoted to her family and friends. She enjoyed cooking and baking and having family get togethers. She and Clifton traveled around the country camping with their family, with her favorite place being New Hampshire. They also traveled to Europe and different National Parks throughout the country....

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