Amandee Elaine Hoctor, 23

Dec 14, 2018 by

Published in the December 14, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Amandee Elaine Hoctor, 23, a lifelong Wakefield resident died unexpectedly after a long battle with addiction on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. She was born in Methuen on May 15, 1995 and was a graduate of St. Joseph School and the Northeast Vocational High School, Class of 2013. She is survived by her mother Elaine Hoctor-deVos and her step-father Gardner deVos of Wakefield, her father Thomas Hoctor and his wife Cathy of Stoneham, her sister Heather Hoctor of Lynnfield, her two brothers Thomas Hoctor of Franklin and Aaron deVos of Wakefield and her dearest friend Patrick Booth. Amandee is also survived by her loving extended family in Londonderry, New Hampshire and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Mandee will always be remembered by her family as a...

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Mary Ann Doherty, 85

Dec 14, 2018 by

Published in the December 14, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Mary Ann Doherty, 85, of Wakefield, died peacefully December 13, 2018 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in South Boston on December 8, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Ignaz and Anna (Kevartas) Voveris. Mrs. Doherty was raised and educated in South Boston. At the age of 16, she entered into the Convent and became Sister Perpetua at Our Lady of Sorrows and Jesus Christ Crucified Order. During her time in the Order, she taught religion in Cambridge, Lawrence and Norwood. She had a bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College and also received her master’s in Psychology from Bridgewater State College. In 1965, Mrs. Doherty left the Convent and in 1970 met her husband, Herold F. Doherty. They were married in 1971. She...

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James S. Carter, Sr., 91

Dec 11, 2018 by

Published in the December 11, 2018 edition. ROCKPORT — James S. Carter Sr., 91, of Rockport, husband of Ruth T. (Schefisch) Carter passed away on Friday morning, December 7, 2018 due to complications from the flu, surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Melrose on November 16, 1927, son of the late Maurice and Martha (Dugan) Carter. Jim grew up in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1946. He worked on the Gloucester waterfront and then joined the United States Coast Guard having proudly served three years during the Korean War. After the war, he worked for H.P. Hood then Sears for over 30 years as a mechanical engineer at the Saugus, Natick and Peabody stores. Jim’s lifelong love for the ocean and boating brought the family to...

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Richard L. Pothier, 78

Dec 11, 2018 by

Published in the December 11, 2018 edition. COUNTRY LAKES, BROWNS MILLS, N.J. — Richard Lawrence Pothier, 78, of Country Lakes, Browns Mills, N.J. passed away December 6, 2018. He was a native of Wakefield, Mass. and a graduate of Wakefield High School. He also was a graduate of the Riddle Aeronautic University where he received his bachelors of science degree and master’s degree. Richard was a decorated veteran and was a retired Chief Master Sergeant with 30 years in the U.S. Air Force. He also worked for seven years as a letter carrier in Hightstown for the U.S. Postal Service. Dick was a member of St. Ann’s Church, Browns Mills and also a member of the Cookstown VFW Post and the Eden Stanley-American Legion Post # 294, Pemberton. Richard was a Country Lakes resident...

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Robert C. Crowley, 90

Dec 7, 2018 by

Published in the December 7, 2018 edition. TINTON FALLS, N.J. — Robert C. Crowley, 90, formerly of Reading, Mass. and Shrewsbury, N.J., died peacefully on December 4, 2018, at his home in Tinton Falls, N.J. Bob was born in Melrose, Mass. in 1928 to the late Joseph and Helen Crowley. Shortly after graduating from Melrose High School in 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan. After his honorable discharge in 1948, Bob returned to the Boston area where he began his 45-year career in the accounting profession. Bob earned his accounting degree from Bentley College in 1954 and entered public accounting when he joined the Wakefield firm of John A. Confalone & Co. He earned his CPA in 1956 and spent the rest of his career with John A....

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Harvey Spector, 85

Dec 7, 2018 by

Published in the December 7, 2018 edition. STONEHAM — Harvey Lloyd Spector, 85, of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield died on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Life Care Center in Stoneham. Born in Everett on October 13, 1933, he was the son of the late John and Mildred (Lloyd) Spector. Mr. Spector was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1951 and Northeastern University. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from 1953 to 1957. Mr. Spector was a retired Test Engineer for Raytheon in Bedford. He was a member of the First Parish Congregational Church in Wakefield and the Wakefield Elks. Mr. Spector was the husband of the late Helen (Wales) Spector. He is survived by his four children; Bonnie Spector Mullen and her husband Eugene of...

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