Lynnfield Obituaries

Lorraine M. Vitagliano, 77

Posted by on Nov 24, 2020 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Lorraine M. Vitagliano, 77

‘The Candy Lady’ loved her family, giving back Published November 25, 2020 LYNNFIELD — Lorraine Mary (D’Angelo) Vitagliano, 77, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at her home on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. Lorraine was born in Melrose and grew up in Everett. She attended Everett High School, where she was active in many social groups and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree at Boston College. After graduating, she moved back home to Everett, where she began her teaching career at Everett High School. She later met her...

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Michael C. Klapes, 99

Posted by on Oct 28, 2020 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Michael C. Klapes, 99

Engineer, role model of life well lived Published October 28, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Michael Charles Klapes passed away on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 after a brief but valiant battle with complications of COVID-19, three months shy of his 100th birthday. Mike was born Jan. 23, 1921 in Wakefield to Charles and Aphrodite Klapes, both of whom had come to the United States from the southern Peloponnese region of Greece and eventually settled in Wakefield. They founded the Colonial Spa, the family business in which Mike worked as a child and teenager...

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Adrienne C. Stella, 81

Posted by on Oct 21, 2020 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Adrienne C. Stella, 81

Loved opera and adventure Published October 21, 2020 LYNNFIELD — Adrienne C. Stella, 81, a resident of Lynnfield for over 50 years before relocating to Wakefield, died peacefully of natural causes on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of Italian immigrants, Marco Sullo from Panni and Caroline Sullo from Alanno. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul J. Stella. She was the loving mother of Stephanie Klove and her husband Mark of Lynnfield, Joseph Stella and his wife Stella of Boston, and...

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Harold G. Janakas, 65

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Harold G. Janakas, 65

Published October 14, 2020 Beautiful skater and great outdoorsman LYNNFIELD — Harold G. Janakas, 65, best known to his friends and family as “Harry J,” passed away peacefully with his girls by his side on Oct. 9, 2020, after a courageous and well-fought battle with Alzheimer’s dementia. Born in Beverly on Nov. 30, 1954, he was the son of the late James and Beatrice (Theriault) Janakas. Harry J was a longtime Lynnfield resident, having moved to town in 1993 to raise his family. He was a parishioner of Our...

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Joseph Caruso, 83

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Joseph Caruso, 83

Engineer served in U.S. Army Published October 14, 2020 LYNNFIELD —Joseph Caruso, 83, of Lynnfield, died on Monday, Oct. 5 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Joseph was born in Everett on Dec. 2, 1936, and was the son of the late Albert and Carmela (DiVito) Caruso. Joseph was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School. Following his high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. After his military duty, he earned his bachelor of science in Physics from Boston College in 1963 and...

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Janet R. Cartmill, 99

Posted by on Oct 1, 2020 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Janet R. Cartmill, 99

Worked at Lynnfield Public Library Published September 30, 2020 LYNNFIELD — Janet R. Cartmill, 99, formerly a longtime Lynnfield resident, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Orlando, Fla. Born in Boston on Aug.19, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Walter G. and Helen M. (Sibley) Rockwood. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Cartmill Jr. and the loving mother of John W. Cartmill of Virginia, Donald W. Cartmill of Oregon and Richard A. Cartmill of Florida. She was the sister of the late Robert W....

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Brent A. Wilkes, 67

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Brent A. Wilkes, 67

Enjoyed his boat, volleyball and good music Published September 23, 2020 GLOUCESTER – Brent Ames Wilkes, 67, beloved husband of 22 years of Linda (Dadourian) Wilkes, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. Born in Melrose, he was the son of the late Gordon and Frances (Ames) Wilkes.   Brent grew up in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School. He graduated from UMass Amherst and then received his graduate degree from the University of Connecticut. Brent was the owner of Northeast...

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Joan Crawford, 89

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Joan Crawford, 89

Active in the North Reading community, enjoyed gardening Published September 16, 2020 NORTH READING — Joan (Rolfe) Crawford, 89, of North Reading, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Frederick W. Rolfe, Jr. and Ariel M. (Decker) Rolfe of Malden and Melrose, and the sister of the late Edwin D. Rolfe. Joan grew up in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1948 and Boston University, Class of 1950. She married her high school sweetheart, the late Charles Whitney...

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Susan A. Connell, 79

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Susan A. Connell, 79

Talented seamstress, enjoyed reading and word search puzzles Published September 9, 2020 LYNNFIELD — Susan A. Connell, 79, of Lynnfield, died on Friday, September 4, 2020 at the Tuft’s Medical Center in Boston. Born in Hyannis on February 11, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Eleanor J. (Howland) DeCosta and stepdaughter of the late John DeCosta. Susan was a graduate of Barnstable High School, Class of 1959. She was a retired pre-school teacher in Reading and Lynnfield. Susan enjoyed reading and word search puzzles. She was a very...

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Barbara Gold Randolph, 76

Posted by on Sep 9, 2020 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Barbara Gold Randolph, 76

Avid reader with a passion for art Published September 9, 2020 LYNNFIELD — Barbara Gold Randolph, 76, of Lynnfield and formerly of Brookline, died suddenly in her home on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. She lived her every breath with gusto. Barbara will be forever loved and missed by her three children: Elizabeth Randolph Rappaport (married to David M. Rappaport); Thomas Randolph (married to Bei Randolph); and Emily Randolph Silva and her children: Georgia and Josephine Rappaport, Rachel and Michael Randolph, and River and August Silva. Her grandchildren knew her...

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