Hurley the hero as Wakefield beats Burlington 9-7...

Apr 5, 2021 by

Published in the April 5, 2021 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — Saturday morning felt more like an early November day than it did an early April day – and that was fitting weather for a football game as Wakefield hosted Burlington on the gridiron. The day began with a Senior Day ceremony where all of the senior Warriors were recognized: captains Danny Hurley and Tucker Stikeman along with MyKease Driggers, Louis Sandonato, Kevin O’Neil, Eric Keefe, Luke Hopkins and Paul Holman. The game took both teams a bit of time for the chill to wear off and the offenses to warm up, but the Warriors looked like the team in control for most of the game. Wakefield managed to rush for 127 yards on the ground, with senior captain Tucker Stikeman leading the way. Sophomore QB...

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Lorraine Donovan, 93

Apr 5, 2021 by

Published in the April 5, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Lorraine A. Donovan, 93, of Wakefield, formerly of Lynnfield and Stoneham, died Friday, April 2, 2021 at the Brightview Senior Living in Wakefield. Born in Medford on May 12, 1927, she was the daughter of the late James and Lillian (Donahue) MacDonald. Lorraine was a graduate of Malden Catholic Girls High School, Class of 1946. She was a retired purchasing agent for Potter Drug of Malden. Mrs. Donovan enjoyed traveling with her husband and spending time in Marco Island. She was the wife of the late William E. Donovan. Mrs. Donovan was the mother of John S. Donovan of Hampton, New Hampshire; and the late Cathy A. Donovan. She was the sister of the late Ruth McNeil, Lillian DiPaola, and Claire Larkin. Mrs. Donovan was...

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Burlington storms back to win five-set thriller...

Apr 2, 2021 by

Published in the April 2, 2021 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — A playoff atmosphere can absolutely occur in the regular season.  The Wakefield High volleyball team hosted Burlington at the Charbonneau Field House on Tuesday night with both teams sporting 4-0 records.  What ensued was a five-set thriller between two teams who refused to give up.  The Warriors, in their 10th season of competition, were looking for their first ever win over the Red Devils. Burlington has won 30 sets to Wakefield’s three since 2015. Wakefield won the first two sets, 25-13 and 25-19, but Burlington battled back, winning the third and fourth sets 25-16 and 25-14. The roller coaster finally came to a rolling stop when the Red Devils took the last set 15-9 to conclude their epic comeback as the Warriors...

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Ronald A. Schneider, 78

Apr 1, 2021 by

Published in the April 1, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Ronald Alan Schneider, 78, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, March 29 surrounded by his loving family after an eight year battle with Alzheimer’s. Ron was born on April 13, 1942 in Norwood and was the son of the late Alfred S. and Gertrude E. (Eccleston) Schneider and brother of the late Roger Schneider. Ron was raised in Norwood and was a graduate of Norwood High School, class of 1960. Ron attended Bentley University for a year before enlisting in the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam era. During his time in the military, he served in the field of Cryptology earning the Good Conduct Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. Following his discharge, Ron worked...

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Wakefield golf tees off fall season with victory...

Sep 30, 2020 by

Published September 30, 2020 By DAN PAWLOWSKI  STONEHAM — Let’s just say, it’s nice to be back. For the first time in 212 days, Wakefield Memorial High School student athletes competed in a sporting event.  Yesterday, the Wakefield golf team tee’d off their season at Bear Hill Golf Club against Freedom foe Stoneham. The Warriors, while surely taking a moment to enjoy the sun and their time together again on the links, got down to business quickly, winning nine of their 10 head-to-head matchups and escaping back down Prospect St. with a 47-25 victory.  The two teams are scheduled for a rematch today, 4 p.m. at Thomson Country Club in North Reading.  The Warriors had two players make par at Bear Hill’s Par 36 as seniors Jack Ryan and Oliver Miller both hit the mark....

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Barbara L. Wetmore, 90

Apr 6, 2020 by

Published in the April 6, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Barbara L. Wetmore, 90, of Wakefield, died on Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Saugus. Born in Revere on July 27, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Ralph L. and Virginia M. (Logan) Collins. Mrs. Wetmore was raised and educated in both Revere and Everett. Barbara was a devoted wife and mother and her life focused on caring and providing for her family. Very artistic, Mrs. Wetmore painted in several mediums, but loved oil the best. She was an avid reader and lifelong learner; researched and studied with textbooks and was an ardent science fiction fan. She read three newspapers a day and was always current with the news and politics. She loved sharing stories and...

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