Joseph C. Scappace Jr., 65

Apr 18, 2019 by

Published in the April 18, 2019 edition. GREENFIELD — Joseph C. Scappace Jr., 65, of Greenfield died April 11, 2019 at MGH, Boston following a period of declining health. He was born in Somerville on May 1, 1953 to Joseph and Eva (Mallett) Scappace and was raised in Wakefield. He was educated in local public schools and graduated from Wakefield Memorial High School in the Class of 1971. Joe served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War from 1972 to 1976. He was a freight conductor for the railroad, retiring in 2013. Joe enjoyed summer camping with his family, attending custom van events, tinkering and walks with his dog Ike. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Kathy (McGuire) Scappace of Greenfield; his three children and their partners and six grandchildren:...

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William H. Howard Jr., 88

Apr 16, 2019 by

Published in the April 16, 2019 edition NORTH READING — William H. Howard, Jr., 88, passed away on Monday evening, April 8, 2019. He was a loving husband and father of five children. Bill was born on September 7, 1930 in Peabody to William H., Sr. and Dorothy May (Waring) Howard. He entered the U.S. Marine Corp at the age of 21 and he served overseas during the Korean War. On July 11, 1953, he married the love of his life, Shirley Ann. They raised two sons, Scot and David, and three daughters, Cynthia, Lynne and Laura. He was a godly father and was committed to leading his family to Christ just as he was led by his mother and grandmother. He will be fondly remembered for his love for singing all the old...

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Kendall M. Dolbeare, 95

Apr 15, 2019 by

Published in the April 15, 2019 edition. DEBARY, Florida — Retired Wakefield Daily Item Editor Kendall M. Dolbeare, 95, of Debary, FL, died Friday, April 5. Kendall was born on Dec. 18, 1923, the son of Cyrus and Pauline Dolbeare. He served as managing editor of the Daily Item for 20 years, taking over for Robert Reed in 1966. In total, Ken spent nearly 50 years at the paper, beginning when he was a high school student, working in many wide-ranging capacities. His grandfather Harris founded the paper, and Kendall’s father Cyrus was affiliated with the Item for over 60 years and was named editor in 1938 after Harris died. After graduating from Wakefield High in 1941, Kendall attended New Hampton School in New Hampshire, graduating in 1942. He saw three and half years...

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Margaret Theresa Clancy, 90

Apr 15, 2019 by

Published in the April 15, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Margaret Theresa (”Terry”) Clancy, 90, of Wakefield passed away very peacefully on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 with her family by her side. Born in Tewksbury on August 16, 1928, she was the daughter of Michael J. Cashman and Sarah M. McGuigan, both of Danvers. Through Catholic Charities she became the foster child of George and Cecilia Hartwell of Beverly and resided with them until her marriage in January of 1950. After graduating from Beverly High School in 1946 Terry was employed at the United Shoe Machinery Corp. in Beverly. At the wedding of her foster cousin, Ernest Weinburg, she met a brother of Patricia Clancy, his bride. That brother, Joseph F. Clancy, (deceased) became her husband. Joe was part of a large, boisterous and fun family....

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William J. de Garavilla, 85

Apr 12, 2019 by

Published in the April 12, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — William J. de Garavilla, 85, of Wakefield died Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Winchester. Bill was born in Everett on December 20, 1933 and was the beloved son of the late Cesareo and Anna (Crivello) de Garavilla. He was raised in Everett and had been a Wakefield resident since 1953. Bill was retired from the Jordan Marsh Company where he had worked for 32 years. He was also a member of Saint Joseph Church and was a member of the church choir. He is survived by his two brothers, Richard C. de Garavilla of Wakefield and Robert C. de Garavilla of Lexington and his sister Anita Jauregui of Needham. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. His funeral will...

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John A. Jensen Jr., 80

Apr 11, 2019 by

Published in the April 11, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — John Arthur Jensen Jr., 80, husband of Caroline (Confalone) passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Hospice, in Melrose, Massachusetts on April 9, 2019. Born on June 3, 1938 in Portsmouth, N.H. he was the first born son of the late John Arthur and Catherine Genevieve (Gallagher) Jensen. In addition to his wife Carol, John is survived by his two children; John Jensen and wife Mari of San Francisco and Karen Rothwell and husband Chris of Swampscott. He is survived by his grandchildren; Steve Jensen; Joshua, Kathryn and Jason Rothwell. He is survived by his two brothers Richard Jensen and wife Marie; and Robert Jensen as well as his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased...

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