William B. Lang, 76

Nov 30, 2020 by

Published in the November 30, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — William B. “Bill” Lang, 76, of Wakefield passed away on Tuesday November 17, 2020 at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Born in Malden on March 8, 1944, Bill was one of six children of the late Bertil G and Annie E. (Hamilton) Lang. He grew up in Dorchester and graduated from South Boston High School. Bill met and later married his beloved Paulette “PJ” Leone and shared many years together. Bill worked in the leather industry for many years. When the leather industry had difficulties, Bill moved to driving a limousine for Boston Coach Corporation for 21 years. Bill loved people. He enjoyed making his young relatives laugh and shared his love of history with educational trips to local sites. Bill leaves his sister Carol Hamer of...

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Stanislaw Rosa, 97

Nov 30, 2020 by

Published in the November 30, 2020 edition. BRADENTON, FL — Stanislaw “Stanley” Rossa, age 97, of Bradenton, FL, and  formerly of Wakefield, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, November 27 after a brief illness. Born in Poznan, Poland on November 13, 1923, he was the son of the late Jan and Anna (Kulchinski) Rossa. Mr. Rossa was raised in Poland and moved to the United States in 1949 after the war. He first settled in Chelsea and Revere before making his home in Wakefield, where he had been a longtime resident. Stanley was the proud owner of OK Shank and S&R Industries, shoe manufacturing businesses, until his retirement. In 1990 he made his home in Bradenton, FL. He was a faithful Catholic and was a member of St. Florence Church in Wakefield...

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Elizabeth N. Callahan, 90

Nov 23, 2020 by

Published in the November 23, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Elizabeth “Betty” N. (Norton) Callahan, 90, of Wakefield, died on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at her home. Elizabeth was born in Waltham on Sept. 1930 and was the daughter of the late James E. and Catherine C. (Horgan) Norton. Elizabeth was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1948. She enjoyed playing the piano, horseback riding and spending time at Hampton Beach. After high school, she worked for the John Hancock Insurance Company in Boston. She met and married the late Thomas Callahan, first living in Dorchester, then in 1957 moved to Wakefield to raise her children. While her children were in school, she took a job at Walton Elementary school in the lunchroom and later worked at the...

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Marjorie A. Harrington, 93

Nov 23, 2020 by

Published in the November 23, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Marjorie Anne (Walsh) Harrington, 93, of Wakefield, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020.  Marjorie was born in Malden in 1927 during the Roaring Twenties, but was shaped by her childhood during the Great Depression era that followed. She grew up in a large household, loved and cared for by her mother Mary Agnes (Cotter) and father Joseph Henry Walsh. Of her seven sisters, she was predeceased by Marie (MacDonald), Bobby (Sister Mary Orontia, SSND), and Betty (Sister Miriam Joseph, SSND). She is survived by Patricia Comerford of Wakefield, Joanne Visconti of Stoneham, Marilyn DelCheccolo of Andover and Miriam Murray of Medford. She attended local schools, including Girls Catholic and Malden High, and worked and volunteered at numerous small jobs during World War II as...

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Linda MacNeil, 76

Nov 19, 2020 by

Published in the November 19, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Linda (Ford) Thomas MacNeil, 76, of Wakefield, passed away on April 1, 2020 at home surrounded by love and her family after a courageous 5 1/2-year battle with lung cancer. Born and raised in Belfast, ME, to William O. Ford and Arlene (Fletcher) Ford (Dow), she was the second of three children. After high school, Linda worked as an executive secretary at Merrill Trust, got married, started a family, and then moved to Massachusetts with her young family. In 1979, Linda graduated at the top of her class from Tufts University Dental Assistant program. She worked as a dental assistant/office manager before returning to the corporate world as an executive secretary/administrative assistant to top executives. Naturally organized and efficient, she enjoyed using her shorthand skills to...

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Dr. Felix R. Sava, 79

Nov 18, 2020 by

Longtime veterinarian was active tennis player, loved gadgets Published November 18, 2020 BEACON FALLS, Conn. — On Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, Dr. Felix Robert “Bob” Sava, 79, of Beacon Falls, Conn., formerly of Norwalk, Conn., passed away. Following a recent thoracic aortic aneurysm repair and lung cancer diagnosis, and always loving a good fight, he battled to the very end. Bob left this earth peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. Born to Felix “Chet” and Connie (Ingala) Sava on Sept. 9, 1941, Bob was raised with his sister, Diane, in Wakefield, Mass. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1965. He began practicing at the Darien Veterinary Clinic in 1966 and became co-owner in 1976. Over the course of 40 years, “Dr. Bob” dedicated himself to caring...

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