Michael Palmerino, 67

Nov 22, 2017 by

Published in the November 22, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Michael Palmerino, 67, of Wakefield, died on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Courtyard Nursing Center in Medford. Born in Winchester on August 9, 1950 he was the son of the late Michael D. and Anna M. (Faragi) Palmerino. Michael was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1968. He went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. He was a retired National Sales Manager from APEM in Haverhill. Michael was a marathon runner and had completed the Boston Marathon four times throughout his running career. He had a great love for music and enjoyed playing his guitar. Michael also loved sports and was an enthusiastic fan of the Red Sox and Patriots. He was the...

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Lawrence L. Pierce, 80

Nov 21, 2017 by

Published in the November 21, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Lawrence “Larry” Leroy Pierce, 80, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Saturday November 18, 2017 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with his loving family by his side. Larry was born on April 13, 1937 in Rockland, Maine. The son of the late Leroy Vernon Pierce and Albra Frances Stone Pierce. Larry was the beloved husband of Janice Lever (Preshong) Pierce for 35 years. He was the loving father of Michael Pierce and his wife Karen of Wakefield, Linda McCarthy and her husband John of Norwood, David Pierce and his wife Mary of Salem, Robert Pierce and his wife Mary of Saugus, Julie Dortona and her partner Robert Dubois of Salem, N.H., Jeanine Ward and her partner Ronald Small of Malden, John Lever and his partner...

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Edward T. Burns, 71

Nov 21, 2017 by

Published in the November 21, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Edward T. Burns, 71, of Wakefield died on Saturday, November 18, at his residence. Born in Medford on April 6, 1946, he was the son of the late John J. and Margaret M. (Walsh) Burns. Mr. Burns was raised in Malden and had been a Wakefield residence since 1986. He was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Northeastern University and had earned his master’s degree in Business from Boston College. Mr. Burns had retired in 2014 as director of Human Resources for Turner Construction Company in Boston. He had served in the Army National Guard. Mr. Burns is survived by his wife Veronica A. (Graham) Burns; his two sons, Edward J. Burns and his wife Melissa of New Jersey and Brian M. Burns and...

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John A. DiComandrea, 89

Nov 20, 2017 by

Published in the November 20, 2017 edition. WATERTOWN — John A. DiComandrea, 89, died on Friday, Nov. 17. Known as “Sonny” and “Coach Deke,” John was an educator, elite road runner and legendary track and field and cross country coach. He is a member of both the Wakefield Memorial High School Athletic Hall of Fame and the Mass. State Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He was the beloved brother of Carol, Joseph, Robert DiComandrea, Mary Ann Troutman and the late Alfred, Nancy, Rose Marie and Sally. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. The funeral will be from the Nardone Funeral Home, 373 Main St., Watertown on Wednesday November 22, at 8 a.m. followed by a 9 a.m. funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, 212 Main St., Watertown. Burial will take place in St....

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Joseph M. Linnane, 98

Nov 20, 2017 by

Published in the November 20, 2017 edition. READING — Joseph M. Linnane,98, of Reading, formerly of Medford and Charlestown, died November 17, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Mary Theresa (O’Hara) Linnane. Devoted father of Rev. Brian F. Linnane S.J. of Loyola University Maryland, Michael J. Linnane (Julie Higgins) of North Reading, Maureen Branch (Gary) of Natick and Denis P. Linnane (Stephanie Ranzo) of Medford.  Loving grandfather of Kathryn Barry (Sean) of Wakefield, Patrick Linnane of Medford, William and Matthew Branch. He also leaves his loving care giver Mary Gilligan of Peabody. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Raphael Church in Medford last Tuesday. Burial was private. Joseph was a veteran of WW II U.S. Army. For on line guest book visit johnbdouglassfuneralhome.com. Arrangements under the direction of the Douglass, Edgerley...

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Kenneth MacKay, 95

Nov 20, 2017 by

Published in the November 20, 2017 edition. SCITUATE — Kenneth MacKay, 95, of Scituate passed away November 17, 2017. He was the loving husband of Nancy (Holcomb) MacKay. Son of the late Frank and Margaret (McMahan) MacKay. Cherished father to Jamie MacKay, his wife Pamela of Beverly, Renny MacKay and his wife Gail of Scituate, and Peter MacKay and his wife Diane of Evergreen, Colorado. Beloved grandfather to Kristen Sommerer, Andrew MacKay, Alexander MacKay, Lauren Anderson and her husband Jaron, and Charlotte MacKay. Great grandfather to Alexandra DiBari, Olivia Sommerer and Emilee Sommerer. Loving brother to Jean Longfellow, Patricia Cotty and her husband Warren, Peggy Cox, Janet Thompson and her husband Howard, Bill MacKay, and his late brother Donald MacKay. He will be remembered by his sisters-in-law Mary Haberman and Margaret Holcomb as well...

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