Luca Cresta, 90

Jul 30, 2020 by

Enjoyed ballroom dancing, cooking and tending his garden Published July 30, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Luca Cresta was born on June 30, 1930 and passed away on July 28, 2020. He was born in Castelfranci Provence of Avellino, Region Campania, Italy. At the age of 21 he moved with his family to a bigger farm in Province of Pisa, Region Tuscany. Here he worked on the farm; worked general construction and served in the Italian army. He got married to Concetta Raffaele and later came to the United States. He first worked in a clothing factory in Germantown, Penn. and then settled in Wakefield. He worked at Middlesex Furniture Co. owned by John Raffael, Sr. and was later employed by Charley Cardillo Construction. Luca worked for him for many years and became a very good...

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Geraldine A. Lee, 87

Jul 29, 2020 by

Active with Wakefield Animal Hospital and Food Pantry Published July 29, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Geraldine A. Lee, 87, of Wakefield, died on Monday, July 27, 2020 at her residence. Born in Boston on March 21, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Agnes (Burke) Musgrave. Mrs. Lee was a graduate of Howe High School in Billerica and Burdett College of Business. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1958. Mrs. Lee had retired from the Wakefield Animal Hospital as an Office Manager and volunteered her time as secretary for the Wakefield Food Pantry. Mrs. Lee was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Wakefield for many years. One of her greatest joys was her time spent with her husband of 65 years and her family. Gerry especially enjoyed her summers...

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Joanne A. Piselli, 77

Jul 27, 2020 by

Enjoyed traveling around the world Published July 27, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Joanne A. Piselli, 77, a longtime resident of Wakefield died at her home on Thursday July 23, 2020. Born in Somerville January 10, 1943 she was the daughter of the late Russell J. and Margaret (Vitale) Piselli. Joanne was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. She was a retired Marketing Manager for Verizon. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling around the world. Joanne is survived by her beloved brother Russell J. Piselli Jr. and his wife Maryfrances of Wakefield, her nephew Matthew and two nieces Jennifer and Michelle. She is also survived by six grand nieces and nephews. Joanne was preceded in death by her life partner George Manzo. Her funeral mass will be celebrated at St....

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Mark D. Dalton, 53

Jul 27, 2020 by

Avid comic book collector Published July 27, 2020 WILMINGTON — Mark D. Dalton, 53, of Wilmington, formerly of Wakefield died on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Mark was born in Melrose on January 20, 1967 and was the son of Joan (Castagnino) Dalton of Woburn and the late Richard Dalton. Mark was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School, Class of 1986. He was an avid comic book collector and enjoyed anything sci-fi, especially Star Trek Next Generation of which he was a collector. He worked for Stop-and-Shop as a clerk for many years. In addition to his mother, Mark was the beloved husband of Carrie (Prentiss) Dalton. He was the brother of Jack Dalton of Haverhill, Michael Dalton and his wife Robin of...

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Kyle D. O’Connell, 29

Jul 24, 2020 by

Published in the July 24, 2020. edition. WAKEFIELD — It is with great sadness that the family of Kyle Drew O’Connell, 29, announce his passing. Kyle passed away suddenly on, July 20, 2020. Kyle is survived by his mother and best friend Mary O’Connell and his father Kevin O’Connell, his sister Ashley O’Connell and her partner Evan Wattles, his grandfather Louis Gordon Sr., uncles Louis Gordon Jr. and Steven Gordon and his very close cousins Ryan Gordon, Tyler Gordon, Timothy Gordon, Mathew Gordon and Marc Gordon. In addition to being close with his cousins, Kyle was also close with his Uncle Lou. Kyle, a longtime resident of Wakefield, attended high school at the Northeast Metro Technical School. Kyle loved working in construction and had a real gift for his passion. Kyle had an infectious...

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Roberta L. Welsh, 74

Jul 23, 2020 by

Published in the July 23, 2020 edition. MIDDLETON — Roberta “Sunny” L. (Pearson) Welsh, 74, of Middleton, formerly of Wakefield, died unexpectedly on July 20, 2020. Sunny was born in Readfield, Maine on September 21, 1945 and was the daughter of the late Ernest and Evelyn (Fogg) Pearson. Raised and educated in Wakefield, she was a graduate of Wakefield High School. Sunny shared 52 years of marriage with her beloved husband and best friend, Leonard Welsh. A devoted homemaker, Sunny’s greatest joy was time spent with her family. She embraced her American and Swedish heritage and enjoyed family and holiday gatherings, especially Christmas Eve. Sunny loved her coffee and enjoyed following politics and researching genealogy. Always on the lookout for a rainbow, four-leaf clover or a pink Christmas rose, she was an eternal optimist...

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