Arthur J. Rotondi Jr., 80

Mar 8, 2021 by

Published in the March 8, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD  — Arthur Rotondi was love. His family and friends, and even strangers – who were never strangers for long — were the blessed recipients of this gentle and kind love. He was a devoted son and son-in-law; a proud brother; a dedicated cousin; a stalwart friend; a loving father to his four daughters, three sons-in-law, three granddaughters; and, more than anything, a faithful husband to Karen, the love of his life and wife of nearly 54 years. Arthur passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his home on Friday, March 5, 2021 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. He was 80 years of age. Arthur loved all people and he really loved to entertain. He was happiest surrounded by loved ones at the dining room...

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Dorothy B. Stokes, 90

Mar 5, 2021 by

Published in the March 5, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Dorothy B. Stokes, age 90, of Wakefield died Sunday, February 28 at her residence in Wakefield with good friends at her side. Born in Lynn on March 19, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Amanda E. (Helmuth) McGowan. She was the beloved wife of the late Norman Stokes. She was the sister of the late Albert J. and Ralph McGowan. She is survived by her cousin Bobbie Mitchell in Amesbury, MA and her dear friends Margaret Brennan, Wendy Carrier and Kris Levine. Dorothy was raised in Medford and Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident and was a member of St. Joseph Church where she was also a Religious Education teacher....

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Dr. John Sardella, 93

Mar 4, 2021 by

Published March 4, 2021 Educator, former selectman, Army veteran WAKEFIELD — Dr. John “Reggie” Sardella of Wakefield died peacefully with family at his side at the age of 93 on Feb. 26, 2021. He is former president of the student council at Wakefield High School, principal of the Wakefield Junior High School, assistant superintendent of the Wakefield Public Schools, chairman of the Wakefield Board of Selectman, and a US Army veteran. He is also fondly remembered and celebrated by the Wakefield community for catching a dramatic, winning touchdown pass in the 1945 Thanksgiving Day rivalry against Melrose High School, a perennial matchup which Wakefield had not won since 1921 (a 24-year hiatus). Others in the community may also remember him for his seven-mile daily walks which he began in his 60’s and continued for...

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Andree J. Stewart, 80

Mar 3, 2021 by

Longtime resident was a nurse, artist Published March 3, 2021 WAKEFIELD — Andree J. Stewart, age 80, a longtime Wakefield resident died Friday February 26 in Reading. She was born in New Brunswick, Canada on October 31, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Paul and Roseline (LeBlanc) Bujold. She spent her early years in Montreal, Canada and came to the United States in 1958 and resided in Malden. She was a graduate of Malden High School and later graduated from the New Hampshire Hospital, School of Nursing in 1963. She worked for many years at the former New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham. She enjoyed sewing and painting and had been a member of the Lynnfield Art Guild. Mrs. Stewart was the beloved wife of Arthur E. Stewart. She was the loving...

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Rita Doulis, 68

Mar 2, 2021 by

Published in the March 2, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Rita Doulis (DeLuca), age 68, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away February 26, 2021, at Lahey Medical Center, Burlington following a brief illness. She was the wife of 43 years to Kosta Doulis. Born in Boston and raised in Medford, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Jeanette (Seminara) DeLuca. Rita had been employed as a scheduling coordinator at Lahey in Burlington and Beverly before her retirement. She later enjoyed spending time with and caring for her grandchildren several days a week. Rita was a regular visitor at the Beebe Library in Wakefield, as she loved to read. She also enjoyed listening to opera. She was the cherished mother of Stephanie Stearns and her husband Michael of Tewksbury and Andrew Doulis and his...

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Patricia A. Pottle, 76

Mar 1, 2021 by

Published in the March 1, 2021 edition. SAUGUS — Patricia A. “Patti” Pottle, a resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at the Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Haverhill, at the age of 76. Patti was born in Melrose on March 17, 1944, one of two children of the late Oliver and Marguerite (DelConte) Tarr. She was raised in Wakefield where she graduated from Wakefield High School, Class of 1961. She married the late Bradford H. Pottle on April 19, 1968 and remained in Wakefield for many years until 1980 when they moved to Melrose, and later to Saugus in 1999. Patti worked as an administrative assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies at Boston University. After attending night school for floral design, she opened her own florist shop, Pottle Florist,...

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