Roy E. Orrall, 92

Aug 22, 2019 by

Veteran served in World War II Published August 22, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Roy E. Orrall, 92, a longtime resident of Lynnfield and formerly of Winthrop, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Roy was born in Winthrop on June 12, 1927, and was one of four children of the late John A. Orrall and Winifred L. (Ives) Orrall. Raised in Winthrop, Roy enlisted at age 17 in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served in the Reserves before transferring into the U.S. Marine Corps in May of 1945 during World War II. On May 15, 1949, he married his high school sweetheart, Mabel Williams, and they eventually settled in Lynnfield to raise a family of three sons. After honorably serving his country, Roy returned home...

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Russ Conway, 70

Aug 21, 2019 by

Longtime Bruins beat writer Published August 21, 2019 LAWRENCE (AP) — Russ Conway, a hockey writer who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1992 for his stories about corruption in the NHL Players Association that helped bring down union head Alan Eagleson, has died. He was 70. His death was reported by the Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, where he had started at the age of 18 and later served as sports editor. A longtime Boston Bruins beat writer, Conway published a series of articles that exposed Eagleson’s lucrative conflicts of interest as the union boss, player agent and organizer of international tournaments. Conway’s reporting spawned investigations in both the United States and Canada that resulted in Eagleson serving six months in prison and forfeiting his Order of Canada. The Hockey Hall of Fame kicked Eagleson...

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Theresa M. Collins, 92

Aug 19, 2019 by

Published in the August 19, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Theresa M. Collins (DiGerolomo), 92, of Wakefield died Friday, August 16, 2019 at her residence. Theresa was born in Boston on June 15, 1927 and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Carmella (Mauriello) DiGerolomo. Theresa was raised in the North End of Boston and later married her husband Robert Collins and began to raise her family. She was an active member and served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph Church in Wakefield. She enjoyed spending time with her family and spending holidays at her house. Theresa was the beloved wife of the late Robert M. Collins. She was the loving mother of Ronald Collins and his fiancée Clare, Richard Collins, Denise Remick and her husband Bob and Kevin Collins and his wife...

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Marilyn S. Meads, 87

Aug 16, 2019 by

Published in the August 16, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Marilyn S. Meads, 87, of Wakefield, formerly of Terre Haute, Indiana, died on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Mattoon, Illinois on June 19, 1932, she was the daughter of the late John and Suzie (Storm) Sparks. Ms. Meads was a graduate of Mattoon High School, Class of 1951. She was a retired administrative assistant at Indiana State University. Ms. Meads is survived by her six children; Pamela Seiwert of Wakefield, Dwight Meads of Methuen, Sheryl Dunford of Tampa, Florida, Sandra Meads of Derry, New Hampshire, Keith Meads of Wakefield and Sharon Meads of Terre Haute, Indiana, and her sister Betty Patterson of Terre Haute, Indiana. She is also survived by her 16 grandchildren and her 16 great-grandchildren. Ms. Meads was...

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James E. Worthley, Jr., 93

Aug 16, 2019 by

Published in the August 16, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — James E. Worthley, Jr., 93, of Wakefield, died peacefully in his sleep under hospice care at the Advinia Health Care facility in Wilmington on Monday, August 12, 2019. Born in Winchester on February 28, 1926, James was the elder of two children of the late James E. and Ethel (Blanchard) Worthley. A life-long resident of Wakefield, “Jim” was married in 1948 to Emogene (“Emmy”) Iberg of Highland, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri. A devoted husband and father, Jim made his career as a Quality Control Engineer with Sylvania, Inc. of Ipswich and Danvers from 1950 to 1985. Jim was a veteran of WWII and served in the Pacific theater with the United States Army Air Corps from 1944 to the end of the war. Jim was...

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Irene Whitehead, 87

Aug 14, 2019 by

Enjoyed antiquing and traveling MIDDLEBORO — Irene Margaret (Lovett) Whitehead, 87, formerly of Wakefield, died August 12, 2019 at the Hannah B. Shaw Nursing Center in Middleboro while convalescing from a recent illness. Born and raised in the Parish of Greenford, Burrough of Ealing in West London, U.K., Irene was a young school girl during the air raids and bombings of the London blitz of WWII. Irene graduated from the Charing Cross School of Nursing and found her calling as a Nurse Midwife, attending to expectant mothers throughout London by means of a bicycle. In 1962 Irene immigrated to the United States to further pursue her nursing career. After marrying and starting a family with her husband David, Irene made Wakefield her home raising four children. Irene was proud of her adopted country and celebrated...

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