Peter Andrew Elliott

Nov 11, 2019 by

July 26, 1971 – November 2, 2019 Husband of Carolyn Palmerino Elliott Published November 11, 2019 STONEHAM — Peter Andrew Elliott of Stoneham passed away at his home on Saturday, November 2, 2019, All Souls Day. He was surrounded by all his family, with his cherished and devoted wife, Carolyn Palmerino Elliott, by his side. Peter had battled glioblastoma fiercely for more than two years, defying his prognosis with immeasurable courage and strength. In addition to his wife, Peter is survived by his loving family: his mother, Carolyn (Calen) Elliott of Stoneham; his sister, Elizabeth Elliott of East Middlebury, Vermont; and his father, John A. Elliott, Jr., and wife, Marguerite Belfiore, of Tewksbury. Peter will be profoundly missed by his aunts and uncles and by the cousins who adored him as a brother. His family...

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Virginia M. Fairfield, 94

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Published in the November 11, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Virginia M. Fairfield, 94, of Wakefield, died on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Wakefield on August 12, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Althea (Packer) Eldredge. Mrs. Fairfield was raised in North Reading and lived her whole married life in Wakefield. She worked as a Registered Nurse for many years at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Mrs. Fairfield was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Church in North Reading. She cherished her role as a wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Fairfield was the wife of the late Earle R. Fairfield. She was the mother of Jeanne McEachern and her late husband Robert of Mulberry, Florida; Allen J. Fairfield of Wakefield, and Stephen R. Fairfield and his wife Janet...

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Joanne D. Driver, 61

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Published in the November 11, 2019 edition. MELROSE — Joanne D. (Stokes) Driver, 61, of Melrose died at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on November 6, 2019. She enjoyed day trips to Seabrook, N.H., socializing with friends, watching CNN, Big Brother, HGTV and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and wife who always put her family first. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth K. Driver. Loving mother of Kenneth J. Driver and his wife Andrea of Wakefield and Stephanie D. Driver of Melrose. Cherished daughter of Joanne (Lane) Stokes and the late Richard Stokes. Proud grandmother of Jacob Michael and Ava Leigh. Devoted sister of Dianne Brown, Gail Novack, Linda Perullo, Colleen Ragusa and Richard Stokes Jr. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation...

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Michael J. Skeldon, 54

Nov 8, 2019 by

Published in the November 8, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Michael J. Skeldon, 54, of Wakefield, formerly of Kankakee, Illinois, died of complications from pancreatic cancer on Monday, November 4, 2019 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. Born in Kankakee, Illinois, on December 23, 1964, to Judith (Jefferson) and Oran Lee Skeldon, Mike grew up surrounded by family, including parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and a younger brother, Richard. While still a child, he discovered lifelong passions for construction, antique collecting, and sports. The many snow-filled Midwest winters of the 1970s gave Mike ample opportunity to hone his abilities in structural design; he built sidewalk-spanning snow arches strong enough to walk on. Using Lego, he designed and built working scale models of suspension bridges and drawbridges. At this point, his future career was not hard to predict....

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John F. Troughton, 93

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Published in the November 8, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — John F. “Jack” Troughton, 93, of Wakefield, passed away November 5, 2019 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Somerville on November 14, 1925 he was the son of the late Walter and Sarah (Jones) Troughton. Jack was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. He enlisted in the United States Army and served during WWII, and was stationed in Japan and the Philippines. He also received his associate’s degree from Lowell Institute of Technology and had retired after a long career in engineering at both Draper Laboratories and MIT. Jack had been a Wakefield resident since 1961 and was a member of the Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church. He was a founding member of the North Shore Model...

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Harriet Winsor, 91

Nov 7, 2019 by

Published in the November 7, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Harriet Alta Pierce Winsor, 91, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2019 at the Sunrise Senior Living Center in Lynnfield due to complications of dementia. She was the daughter of the late Louise Rush Pierce and Herbert Robbe Pierce. Harriet was born on March 12, 1928, in Montpelier, Vermont. She received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Chicago in 1949 before marrying her husband, the late Donald Lee Winsor, in 1951. They eventually settled in Wakefield where they raised five children. Harriet was a resident of Wakefield for 60 years. Loving mother of Jane Winsor and her husband Robert Nau of Chapel Hill, N.C., Martha Winsor and her husband Christopher Fox of Newport, Ore., Susan Kennedy and her husband Joseph of Piercefield,...

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