Barbara J. Kilkelly, 67

Jun 22, 2018 by

Published in the June 22, 2018 edition. METHUEN — Barbara J. Kilkelly, 67, of Methuen, formerly of Wakefield, died Monday June 19, 2018 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center of Burlington. Born in Somerville, November 25, 1950 she was the daughter of Thelma A. (Ghilardi) Bernard and the late Ernest H. Bernard. Barbara was a graduate of Tewksbury Memorial High School class of 1968 and Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill. Following graduation she began her career with W.R. Grace in Cambridge. She worked her way up the corporate ladder and retired from W.R. Grace last year as a manager after 45 years. Barbara was a member of Bear Hill Golf Club of Stoneham and the North Shore Irish American Association. She enjoyed spending time at her second home on Marco Island, Florida, playing cards,...

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Robert F. Young, 80

Jun 21, 2018 by

Published in the June 21, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Robert F. “Bob” Young, 80, died peacefully Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at his home. Born in Melrose on June 4, 1938 he was the son of the late Robert F. and Dorothea (Velmure) Young. Bob was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1957. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1959-1961. Following his time in the Army, Bob joined the Local 6 Union out of Boston and worked as an industrial insulator until his retirement in 1992. In 1978, he and his late wife Karen (True) settled in Wakefield. After his retirement, Bob enjoyed many hobbies, including sport and antique cars and he belonged to car clubs where he met many friends. He was the husband...

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Robert T. Walsh, 91

Jun 20, 2018 by

World War II veteran Published in the June 20, 2018 edition STONEHAM — Robert T. “Pic” Walsh, 91, of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield died on June 16, 2018 at The Arbors of Stoneham. He was born on November 7, 1926 and was the son of the late Leo and Josephine (O’Donnel) Walsh. Pic was a lifelong Wakefield resident and graduate of Wakefield High School where he starred in baseball. He was also an avid golfer. He was retired from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was a veteran of WW II and served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Seaman 1st Class from 1944-1946. Pic was the beloved husband of the late Lorraine (Millet) Walsh. He was the loving father of Deborah A. Grover and husband William of Ithaca, N.Y., Robert T. Walsh, Jr....

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Frances M. Anderson, 92

Jun 20, 2018 by

Enjoyed summers at York Beach Published in the June 20, 2018 edition ATKINSON, N.H. — Frances (”Frannie”) M. Anderson, 92, of Atkinson, N.H., formerly a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away Monday, June 8, 2018, at home with her family. She was the wife of the late Donald H. Anderson. Born and raised in Saugus she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Julia (Murphy) Griner. As a young girl, Frannie was active in the Order of Rainbow Girls. After graduating from Saugus High School, she graduated in the Class of 1947 from the Fisher Secretarial School in Boston. She worked for AT&T as a telephone operator. On May 26, 1956, Frannie married Donald Anderson and they happily shared 37 years of marriage; residing in Wakefield and parenting their two children. In...

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Francine Curran, 72

Jun 19, 2018 by

Published in the June 19, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Francine Burke Curran, 72, formerly of Lawrence and Methuen, died after a long battle with dementia on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Wakefield Center, Wakefield. She fought to the end. She was born on November 17, 1945 to the late Mary Josephine (Keenan) Burke and Francis Burke. She leaves behind her children Stacey Curran and her husband Shawn Conway of Wakefield, son James Curran and his partner, Nia, of Hawaii, her daughter Courtney and her husband, Michael Leahy of Wakefield and her daughter Colleen and her husband Matthew Mehigan of Wakefield as well as her former husband, James Curran of Lawrence. She was a loving, candy-dispensing grandmother to Maeve and Norah Conway, Patrick and Kathleen Leahy and Elinor and Bridie Mehigan, all of Wakefield. She...

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Meghan S. Burnett, 18

Jun 15, 2018 by

Published in the June 15, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Meghan S. Burnett, 18, of Wakefield passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Melrose on November 10, 1999 she was the beloved daughter of Robert J. Burnett and Ellen C. Moschella. Meghan was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 2018. She was an avid softball player, a three-year starter for the WMHS Varsity team, multiple times named a Middlesex League all-star and was selected as one of the 2017 Boston Herald pre-season players to watch. She enjoyed the sport so much that she trained year-round at Planet Fastpitch, played on the Northeast Hurricanes tournament team through the summer, and often ran pitching clinics and gave private lessons on the side. She planned...

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