Maurie A. Haver, 85

Feb 20, 2018 by

Published in the February 20, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Maurie Ann Haver, 85, of Wakefield, passed away on February 18, 2018. She was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1951. After graduation, she had a brief stint at the Palace of Sweets Ice Cream & Soda Shoppe in Malden and then it was off to serve in the Air Force as a WAF. After basic training at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., she served as a Transfer Specialist at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, progressing to Airman Corporal. It was there she met a handsome Air Force Sergeant, John G. Haver. After a whirlwind romance, they soon married. Not long after Maurie’s honorable discharge, their son William was born. With her husband on active duty, they settled...

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Gwenn E. Therrien, 67

Feb 19, 2018 by

Published in the February 19, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Gwenn E. Therrien, 67, of Wakefield, died Friday, February 16, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a brave battle with cancer. Born in St. Johnsbury, VT, she was the daughter of the Doris (Cheney) Therrien and late Russell Therrien. Gwenn was raised and educated in Cabot, VT and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Vermont. She then became a bank examiner for the Comptroller of the Currency at the Treasury Department, and later a Loan Review Officer at the First National Bank of Boston. When Gwenn first met her husband, the late Michael Blake, she accompanied him to Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Puerto Rico. They spent their early married years in Latin America and had many opportunities...

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Theresa M. Akerberg, 81

Feb 19, 2018 by

Published in the February 19, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Theresa M. Akerberg, 81, of Wakefield died Thursday, February 15, at her residence. Born in Somerville on January 28, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Josephine (Settipane) Spinale. Terry was raised and educated in Somerville. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1969. She is retired from the Town Clerk’s Office in Wakefield. Terry was a member of St. Joseph Parish and the Holy Name Society. She enjoyed taking trips to the casinos Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and The Beacon in New Hampshire. Above all, she enjoyed spending her spare time with her grandchildren. She was the beloved wife of Carl E. Akerberg. She was the loving mother of William E. Akerberg and fiancée Eileen Gallella and her son Matthew, all...

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Terence Keith Wall, 65

Feb 19, 2018 by

Published in the February 19, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Terence Keith Wall, 65, of Wakefield, passed away suddenly February 15, 2018. He was the cherished husband of 18 years to Linda M. (Cardarelli) Wall. Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Edward and Nancy (Jones) Wall. Terry was employed as a technical specialist in the Telecommunications Department at the North Shore Medical Center in Salem,. He was tremendously dedicated to his work and highly praised for his helpful and practical demeanor and his “can-do” attitude. Terry truly enjoyed the gathering of his family on holidays and vacations. He loved to capture these memories by taking photos of each event. His family will always remember his humor and how he enjoyed and entertained everyone by playing the keyboard. Terry will be greatly...

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Ronald J. “Ronnie” Freni

Feb 19, 2018 by

Published in the February 19, 2018 edition. READING — Ronald J. “Ronnie” Freni, of Reading, formerly of Malden, February 14, 2018. Son of Emma (Barile) and the late Joseph Freni. Brother of Maria Eaton of N.H., Joseph of Norton, Michael of Malden, Robert of Malden, John of Malden, Chris of Wakefield, David of Everett, Ricky of Revere, Nina of Malden, Nick of Lynnfield, Anthony of Saugus, Mario of N.H., Eddie of Malden, Marc of Everett, Michelle Marrangoni of Reading, Craig of N.H., and Stephanie of Revere. Also survived by 35 nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, Tuesday, February 20, at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in the St. Mary Church, Revere, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 p.m. Complimentary...

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William E. Dunham, 86

Feb 16, 2018 by

Published in the February 16, 2018 edition. READING — William E. “Bill” Dunham, 86, of Reading, died on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Rome, New York on June 19, 1931, he was the son of the late Worden and Isabelle (Tiffany) Dunham. Mr. Dunham was raised and educated in Rome, New York. He lettered in tennis and track, was the business manager of the yearbook and was elected to the National Honor Society in High School. Mr. Dunham served in the United States Navy during the Korean War as a 3rd Class Petty Officer Hospital Corpsman. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Gordon College, Class of 1959. While at Gordon, he met and married his late wife, Debora, in 1957. They later moved to Reading where...

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