Norma M. Donovan, 86

Feb 17, 2020 by

Published in the February 17, 2020 edition. DERRY, N.H. — Norma M. Donovan, 86, of Derry, N.H., formerly of Wakefield, died on Wednesday February 12, 2020 at the Aurora Senior Living Center in Derry, N.H. She was born in Wakefield on May 25, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Soccorso and Mary (Santoro) Storti. Norma was a graduate of Wakefield High School and was a lifelong Wakefield resident until 2005. She was a longtime member of St. Florence Church. She enjoyed playing the piano, bingo, and spending time with her family. She was the beloved wife of the late James F. Donovan. She was the loving mother of Elena M. Sheldon and her husband Kenneth of Amherst, N.H.., Lisa C. Parisi and her husband John of Wakefield, Lynne E. England of Manchester,...

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Joseph P. McCallion, 86

Feb 17, 2020 by

Published in the February 17, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Joseph P. McCallion, 86, of Wakefield died Saturday February 15, 2020 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Woburn, August 27, 1933 he was the son of the late John and Theresa (McElhinney) McCallion. Joseph was raised in Woburn and was a Woburn High School graduate with the class of 1950. He went on to receive his associates degree from Newbury College. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was influential in the establishment of the Korean War Veteran’s Association and the monument in Charlestown. He was a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion. After 33 years as a Senior Mechanical Designer he retired from Raytheon in 1992. He was the beloved husband of the late Ann...

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John M. Ingersoll, 74

Feb 17, 2020 by

Published in the February 17, 2020 edition. NORTH READING — John M. Ingersoll, 74, of North Reading and Norway, Maine formerly of Melrose, died on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. Born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on October 15, 1945, he was the son of the late Norman and Leticia (Walkins) Ingersoll. Mr. Ingersoll was a graduate of Melrose High School and had attended Pennsylvania State University. He served in the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam era; he was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the invasion of the Bay of Pigs. Mr. Ingersoll retired from the City of Melrose as the Superintendent of the Water & Sewer Department. He was a past President of the Melrose School and Municipal Employee Federal Credit Union and a member...

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Thomas G. Doucette, 80

Feb 13, 2020 by

Published in the February 13, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Thomas G. Doucette, 80, of Wakefield died on Tuesday February 11, 2020 at The Bear Hill Nursing Center. He was born on October 15, 1939 and was the son of the late Melbourne and Leah (DeVeau) Doucette. Thomas was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1957. He was retired from the United States Marine Corps, and Monks Manufacturing of Wakefield and Wilmington. Thomas enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing cards, and gardening. He was the beloved husband of Helen (Muse) Doucette. He was the loving father of TJ Doucette and his wife Karyl of Burlington, Monique Jacobs of Wakefield and the late Tami A. Bernat. Thomas was the grandfather of Zachary, Nina, Derek, Tierah, Chantaul, and Arianna. He was the great-grandfather of Dylan, Ryder, and Jaxsin....

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Constantin Andronache, 63

Feb 12, 2020 by

Published numerous research papers Published February 12, 2020 SOMERVILLE — Constantin Andronache, 63, a longtime resident of Somerville, passed away at his home on the morning of February 10, 2020. He was the son of Constantin and Dumitra Andronache. Constantin was born on February 5, 1957, and he was raised and educated in Romania. In 1990 he came to the U.S. to continue his graduate education at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, where he obtained a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences. After graduation, Constantin worked as a research scientist, and he has been employed by Boston College since 2001. His professional interests focused on the effects of clouds and aerosols on the climate and environment, and computer modeling of these phenomena. He published numerous research papers in the Journal of Geophysical Research and shared his passion...

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Irene Carchia, 96

Feb 12, 2020 by

Avid card player who loved animals Published February 12, 2020 READING — Irene (Atwood) Carchia, 96, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, died Monday, February 10, 2020 at her residence. Irene was born on December 26, 1923, in Carver. She grew up in East Wareham and was a graduate of Wareham High School, Class of 1941. In 1943 she traveled to Washington, D.C. and worked at the Pentagon for the remainder of the war. She met the love of her life, Mike Carchia, who was in the Army and they married on October 28, 1945. Irene had two boys, David and Michael, and in 1954 the family moved from Arlington to Wakefield. She had worked at Transitron from 1954 to 1964, then went to work at Standard Duplicators for four years, after which she worked at...

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