James H. Powell III, 97

Jan 24, 2020 by

Enjoyed boating and winter golf in Florida Published January 24, 2020 PEABODY — James H. Powell III, 97, of Peabody, formerly longtime of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Danvers on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Jim was born in Boston on October 3, 1922, one of three children of the late James H. Powell and Amy E. (Spratlin) Powell. Raised in Lynnfield and Melrose, Jim graduated from Melrose High School where he excelled on the MHS Football team. He served as a Pilot Instructor in the U.S. Navy during WWII before his honorable discharge in 1946. On June 30, 1944, he embarked on what would become a 75 year marriage to his beloved wife, Hazel J. Daine. They lived in Melrose, before settling in Wakefield to raise a family...

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Carl E. Akerberg, 83

Jan 24, 2020 by

U.S. Marine Corp. veteran of the Korean War Published January 24, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Carl E. Akerberg, 83, a longtime resident of Wakefield died on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. He was born in Boston on October 7, 1936, and was the son of the late Edwin C. and Mary (Manfredi) Akerberg. Carl was raised and educated in East Boston and Revere, and was a graduate of Revere High School. He was a retired pipe fitter for General Electric of Lynn. He proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Marine Corps. In his spare time, Carl enjoyed dancing, snorkeling, and hiking. He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa M. (Spinale) Akerberg. Carl was the loving father of William E. Akerberg of...

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Joan M. O’Donnell, 90

Jan 22, 2020 by

Enjoyed the beach, painting classes and travel Published January 22, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Joan Marie O’Donnell, 90, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Bear Hill Nursing Home. Born in Bayonne, N.J. on March 16, 1929, she was the daughter of the late David and Eleanor (Fitzpatrick) Donovan. Mrs. O’Donnell was raised and educated in Bayonne, N.J. and was a graduate of Holy Family Academy, Class of 1948. In 1951 she married her husband, the late James E. O’Donnell, and they began their family. Together they raised their eight children in Bayonne, Elizabeth and Cranford, N.J. before she retired to Pasadena, Calif. Mrs. O’Donnell’s greatest joy was to be at the beach; she loved the sand and the ocean, but after some time in California, she decided to move back to...

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Deanna M. Palmer, 81

Jan 20, 2020 by

Published in the January 20, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Deanna M. Palmer, 81, died on Saturday January 18, 2020 at The Kaplan Family Hospice house in Danvers. She was born in Melrose on June 24, 1938 and was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mae (Davies) Santoro. Deanna was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1956 where she was voted most popular. She met her childhood sweetheart Neil when she was 14 years old, and they were married for the last 61 years. Deanna loved music, casinos, the beach, and vacations. Most of all, she loved her family and friends. Deanna used to say that her favorite sound was the sound of all three of her daughters laughing at once. She was the beloved wife of Neil Palmer of Saugus. She was...

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Walter E. Lundgren, 94

Jan 20, 2020 by

Published in the January 20, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Walter E. “Bud” Lundgren, 94, of Wakefield died on Friday, January 17, 2020 at his home. Born in Cambridge on June 10, 1925, he was the son of the late William and Anna (Edgerly) Lundgren. Mr. Lundgren was a graduate of Malden High School. He was a retired Tool and Die Engineer for M.W. Carr in Somerville. Mr. Lundgren enlisted in the United States Navy in December 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. His service during World War II included duty on the USS Philadelphia, USS Cisco (SS-290) and USS Bowfin (SS-287). After the war ended, Mr. Lundgren was Honorably Discharged having attained the rank of “Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class” with the following Decorations: American Area Medal, British Convoy Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal – 2...

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Lorraine Amerault, 89

Jan 15, 2020 by

Published January 15, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Lorraine (Andrews) Amerault, 89, of Wakefield, formerly of Medford, passed away on January 8, 2020. She was the beloved wife, of 70 years, of Donald Amerault of Wakefield. Loving mother of Jennifer Currie and her husband Doug of Winchester, David Amerault and his wife Shannon of Wakefield, and Stephen Romine of Woodstock, N.Y. Proud grandmother of Samantha Amerault, Colin Currie and his wife Kate, and Cameron Currie. Loving sister of Dorothy Gressot and her husband Walter of Arizona. Dear friend of Millie MacDonald of Melrose. A memorial service was held on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. Relatives and friends were welcomed to arrive at the funeral home. To leave an online message of condolence please visit...

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