Dorothy L. Gervais, 72

Jun 24, 2019 by

Published in the June 24, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD – Dorothy L. Gervais, 72, of Wakefield, formerly of Stoneham, died Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Born in Lowell on July 29, 1946 she was the daughter of the late André and Anita (Bertrand) Gervais. Dorothy was raised in Lowell and attended St. Joan of Arc grammar school and graduated from St. Joseph High School of Lowell in 1964. She went on to receive a degree from Harley Hospital in Dorchester and embarked on a long career in the health field. Dorothy worked for many years as a medical technician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center before making her way to Newton-Wellesley Hospital to work as a phlebotomist. She loved her work and was very invested in her career,...

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Phyllis T. Pace, 84

Jun 21, 2019 by

Published in the June 21, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — After a full and loving life, Phyllis T. (Taibbi) Pace, 84, passed away on June 9, 2019 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center with her family by her side. She had bravely fought Interstitial Lung Disease. Phyllis was a lifelong resident of Wakefield. She was the cherished wife and soulmate of Anthony Pace for 63 years. She was the devoted mother and best friend of her only daughter, Suzanne Hall. In addition, she is survived by her sisters-in-law Joan Taibbi and Donna Pace, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Frank Taibbi, brothers Rocco and Joseph Taibbi and sister Sylvia Beaulieu. She worked as an executive secretary in Human Resources and later as an administrative assistant for...

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Greta Leach, 95

Jun 21, 2019 by

Published in the June 21, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Greta Louise Jordan Leach, 95, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2019. But don’t think of an old lady. Think of her playing “The Nice Old Lady” in a two-act play to amuse children, one of her dozens of theater productions. Think of her waltzing around the Mount Washington Hotel when she was given a feather boa for her 80th birthday. Think of her discreetly picking a fly out of a salad before realizing it was a plastic and she was being pranked – and laughing until she cried. She taught us to “paddle our own canoe” and “cheat cheat never beat” and how to turn our faces to the sun and soak it in. At every stage of her life, she felt like she...

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Patricia S. Wheeler, 63

Jun 20, 2019 by

Published in the June 20, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Patricia Susan Wheeler, 63, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully and without pain at Tufts Medical Center in Boston in the early hours of Monday, June 17, 2019. She was surrounded by family and friends in the days and hours before her death and took her final breaths with her sister Judith and son Matthew by her side. She was born on August 22, 1955, in Wakefield, the daughter of the late Richard and Pamela Wheeler. She attended Wakefield High School and received her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from North Shore Community College.   Patricia is remembered for sharing her caring spirit, sense of humor, and loving heart with her family and the communities she belonged to throughout her life— her recovery family in the Malden-Saugus-Everett area,...

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Lorraine M. Moores, 65

Jun 18, 2019 by

Published in the June 18, 2019 edition. READING — Lorraine M. “Lorry” Moores, 65, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, died Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Wingate Nursing Home in Reading. Born in Alexandria, Louisiana on March 30, 1954 she was the daughter of Beverly L. (Spousta) Moores of Wakefield and the late Robert E. Moores. Lorry was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1972. She received her associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Bryant and Stratton College of Boston. Lorry was also active in the Greenwood Union Church. She was the mother of Stephanie Lynne Moores. She was the sister of Robert E. Moores, Jr. and his wife Deborah of Wakefield, Doug Moores and his wife Tricia of North Andover, and Cathy A. McCarthy of Somerville....

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James M. Phillips Jr., 85

Jun 18, 2019 by

Published in the June 18, 2019 edition. NEWTON — James M. Phillips Jr., 85, of Newton, formally of Melrose and Saugus, died Sunday June 16, 2019. He was born on June 2, 1934 to the late Bessie Lee Grantham and James M. Phillips Sr. of Alabama. Following high school he joined the Air Force and served in the Korean War. After his service he went on to earn a college degree through the GI bill. Jim was a long time resident of Melrose. He leaves behind his beloved wife Eugenia (Cannuli) Phillips with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. Loving father of Andrea J. Ahearne of Wakefield and Mary N. Johnston and her husband Edward Johnston of Newton. He was the cherished grandfather of Matthew, Jack and Gregory. Also the father-in-law of Michael...

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