William Schwarz, 58

Nov 12, 2020 by

Published in the November 12, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — William “Bill” Schwarz, 58, originally of Wakefield, passed away on Nov. 10. Bill was a lifelong resident of Wakefield despite his travels across the country. He will be remembered for his unmatched fashion sense, including his love of full three-piece suits and fur, his party hosting skills over the decades and his generous nature. Bill had such a passion for politics; anywhere Bill went, he could always engage in an intelligent debate. Bill spent his younger years in the city of Boston, working for financial companies and enjoying life. Bill spent the later years of his life traveling to visit his family in New England. His visits always consisted of getting his calzones from Farmland, jelly donuts from Dunkin’, and exploring some of Boston’s best...

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Jean T. Surette, 77

Nov 11, 2020 by

Worked at Guillow’s for over 20 years Published November 11, 2020 PEABODY — Jean T. (Melanson) Surette of Peabody, formerly of Stoneham and Reading, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 19, 2020 at her home. She was 77 years of age.  Jean was born on January 12, 1943 in Stoneham to Elion and Nellie (Lefave) Melanson. Jean was a warm, kind and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Jean worked at Guillow’s in Wakefield for 20-plus years. She moved to Peabody 17 years ago. Jean was the beloved wife of the late Henry J Surette. She was the devoted mother of Cheryl Lee Comunale her husband Pasquale, Mark Surette and Michael Surette and his wife Jill. She was the cherished grandmother of...

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Frederick J. DeVries Jr., 73

Nov 10, 2020 by

Published in the November 10, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Frederick J. DeVries, Jr., 73, a longtime Billerica resident formerly of Wakefield, died Nov. 2 in Reno, Nev. Born in Winchester on Aug. 1, 1947 he was the son of the late Frederick J. DeVries Sr. and Agnes (Douchette) DeVries. Mr. DeVries was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He was a member of the Wakefield Lodge of Elks and later a member of the Wakefield-Lynnfield Masonic Lodge. He was also an active parishioner of the First Parish Congregational Church. Mr. DeVries’ favorite pastime was reading; he was an avid reader of science fiction novels. He was also passionate about ham radio and most recently had gotten into watch repair. He and his late wife, Betty, loved boating and enjoyed...

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Beverly R. Dwyer, 87

Nov 5, 2020 by

Published in the November 5, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Beverly R. (Carey) Dwyer of Wakefield passed away on October 31, 2020 at the Brightview Senior Living at the age of 87 years old.  She was the beloved wife of the late Wendell C. Dwyer and the devoted mother of Lynne Moccia and her husband James Moccia of Amesbury, and Wendy Gurdjian of Danvers.  Beverly was the loving Grandmother of Janine Moccia and Michael Whitmyer of Byfield, Janelle Moccia and Eddie Audet of Amesbury, Michael Gurdjian and his wife Vanessa of Hamilton  and  Amanda Pizzi and her husband Jon Michael of Danvers.  She was the treasured Great Grandmother of Ian and Ethan Audet of Amesbury and Jack Gurdjian of Hamilton. Beverly loved spending time with her family. She also enjoyed walking Lake Quannapowitt and golfing....

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F. Marianne Whitney, 95

Nov 3, 2020 by

Published in the November 3, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — F. Marianne Whitney, a resident of Brooksby Village in Peabody, passed away peacefully on Oct. 27 after a period of declining health. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1925, Marianne had very recently celebrated her 95th birthday with her family. She leaves behind her husband, Gregg S. Whitney, of Brooksby Village; a son, Mark Leonard, from her first marriage, and his wife, Martha, both of Belmont, N.H.; a stepson, Mark S. Whitney, and his fiancee, Robbie, of Springvale, Maine; a stepdaughter, Linda Ledoux, and her husband, Steve, of Kennebunk, Maine; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Marianne was previously married to the late Herman W. Leonard of Wakefield, who died in 1981. Marianne was predeceased by all four of her brothers and sisters. A longtime member of...

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Clara-Jane Roberto, 82

Nov 3, 2020 by

Published in the November 3, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD— Clara-Jane Roberto, 82, of Saugus, formerly of Wakefield, died on Sunday, Nov. 1, at her home. She was born in Melrose on July 17, 1938, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Doris (Widtfeld) Comeau. Clara-Jane was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Boston. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident and was a member of St. Florence Church. She retired from Smith Drug Store, where she had worked for many years. She was the beloved wife for 61 years of Joseph P. Roberto. She was the loving mother of Joseph P. Roberto Jr. of Topsfield, David J. Roberto of Wakefield, and Mark A. Roberto of Saugus. She was the sister of Jean Tropeano, Nancy and...

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