Horace Seldon, 93

Sep 15, 2017 by

Published on the September 15, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Horace Seldon lived an impactful life. He passed away with his family at his home in Wakefield on August 17. He was more than 93 years 9 months old, born November 1, 1923. A celebration of his life will be held in conjunction with the Women’s March of Courage to honor his beliefs. The celebration will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 3 p.m., at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont St., Boston. His family encourages you to visit www.horaceseldon.com to learn more about the Women’s March of Courage, the memorial service, and to read about this inspirational man whose work to end racism, ensure equal rights and bring people into community changed the lives of thousands. He enjoyed the love...

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Anna M. Granese, 90

Sep 15, 2017 by

Published on the September 15, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Anna M. Granese, 90, of Wakefield died on Tuesday, September 12, at the Blaire House of Milford. Born in Wakefield on August 13, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Rocchina (DeFelice) Granese. Ms. Granese was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1944. She was employed as a secretary for Simpson Inc. of Boston and American Mutual Insurance Company. Ms. Granese was a member of St. Joseph Church in Wakefield and a former member of the Ladies Sodality and the Legion of Mary. She is survived by her sister Angelina Bruno of Milford; her four nephews Frank Bruno and his wife Janice of Milford, Michael Granese and his wife Sharon of North Reading, Vincent Granese and his wife Monica of...

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Ronald P. Martin, 83

Sep 14, 2017 by

Published in the September 14, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Ronald P. Martin, 83 of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, September 12 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Everett on October 1, 1933, he was the son of the late Albert S. and Margaret M. (Marsh) Martin. Mr. Martin was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1951. He went on to Boston University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering; and later a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Martin had worked in aeronautical, mechanical, and civil engineering before retiring from MA Highway Department as a Bridge Engineer. He raised his family in Wakefield and cherished summer vacations with his grandchildren. He was a train enthusiast and loved the...

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Paul E. Gisetto, 72

Sep 13, 2017 by

Chemical engineer was a business owner Published in the September 13, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Paul E. Gisetto passed away unexpectedly after being stricken at home on Sunday, September 10. The beloved husband of Jean (Shaughnessy) Gisetto, he was 72. Born in Brookline, Paul was the only child of the late Ernest and Anna (Belofsky) Gisetto. Raised in Chelsea, Paul was educated there at Chelsea High School, where he enjoyed playing football and graduated with the Class of 1962. Shortly after graduation Paul and his family moved to Reading, where he began working part-time at Bradlees in East Woburn, all while attending Northeastern University. It was there that he met Jean Shaughnessy, to whom he has been devoted to for over 50 years. In 1968 they married, and one day into their honeymoon in...

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Frances K. Lawrence, 80

Sep 12, 2017 by

Published in the September 12, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Frances K. Lawrence, 80, of Wakefield, died on Sunday, September 10 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Natick on February 21, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Lizotte) Kane. Mrs. Lawrence was a graduate of Wayland High School, Class of 1953 and Framingham State College, Class of 1957. She had retired as an accountant from the Xenon Corporation in Woburn and had also worked at Winchester Hospital for over 30 years as a dietician. Mrs. Lawrence was the wife of the late Leroy Lawrence. She is survived by her two brothers; Richard Kane and his wife Cheryl and John Kane all of Wayland and her two sisters’ Ann Marie Welch and her husband Jim of Bristol, RI and Barbara Watts...

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Jacqueline E. Herook, 85

Sep 12, 2017 by

WAKEFIELD — Jacqueline E. Herook, 85, of Haverhill, a former resident of Wakefield and Reading, died Sunday, September 10 in Haverhill. Born in Melrose on November 9, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Donald P. and Doris (Eaton) Ilsley. Mrs. Herook was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1949. She later made her home in Wakefield and then Reading for many years. She was retired from the North Andover Public Schools where she had worked for many years. Mrs. Herook was a direct descendant of Governor William Bradford, first Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and she was also a member the “Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants.” She was the beloved wife of the late John T. Herook. She was the loving mother of David...

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