Lynnfield Obituaries

Barbara Adams, 77

Posted by on Dec 19, 2019 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Barbara Adams, 77

Enjoyed travel, mahjong, knitting and crafting Published December 18, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Barbara Adams, 77, of Wakefield, formerly of Lynnfield and Malden, passed away on Dec. 9, 2019. Barbara was the devoted wife of the late Daniel Weiner. She is survived by her loving daughter Lori and her husband Rick Michaud; her cherished sister Diane Elefson and family; Gerri Weiner, Alan and Beth Weiner. She was the adored grandmother of Olivia, Julia, Owen Michaud and Lauren Licata; Benjamin and Jess Weiner; and Lindsay and Scott Lupi. She was the...

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Dr. Thomas F. O’Leary Jr. 89

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Retired general surgeon Published December 18, 2019 LYNN — Dr. Thomas F. O’Leary Jr., 89, entered into rest on Dec. 7, 2019. His wife Sheila, and forever love, was at his side with his family in attendance. He was the eldest son of Thomas F. O’Leary Sr. and Mary B (Gore) O’Leary of Roslindale. His dear sister Joan Marie O’Leary, and younger brother Attorney Richard R. O’Leary predeceased him. He leaves his brother John R. O’Leary and his wife Elizabeth of Wildwood, Fla.; and nephews John O’Leary Jr. and...

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Gioacchino F. Rizzo, 85

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Published December 18, 2019 U.S. Navy veteran, owned several Dunkin’ Donuts franchises LYNNFIELD — Gioacchino “Jack” Francis Rizzo, 85, of Lynnfield and Rockport, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Jack was the beloved husband of Deanna (Cantarano) Rizzo, with whom he shared almost 50 years of marriage. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Stanley and Saveria (Maffei) Rizzo. He was the loving father of Gia Leach and her husband Russell of Lynnfield; Dante’ Rizzo of Winchester; and...

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Joseph F. Distefano Jr., 66

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Talented singer and musician Published December 18, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Joseph F. Distefano Jr., 66, of Lynnfield, passed to the Lord peacefully on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at the Rosewood Nursing and Rehab Center, Peabody, surrounded by his family a day short of his sixty-seventh birthday. He was the loving husband of Anne (Turner) Distefano and loving and proud father of Joseph A. Distefano. Joe was born in Boston on December 15, 1952, and was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Lombardi) Distefano and had resided in...

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Deborah J. Cantwell, 63

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Deborah J. Cantwell, 63

Quiet demeanor belied her sharp wit Published December 11, 2019 YORK, Maine — Deborah J. Cantwell, 63, of Wellington Avenue, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 at her beloved beach house in York Beach, Maine surrounded by family and friends. She was born March 13, 1956 in Medford to the late Bernard P. and Jeanne F. (Doucet) Murphy of Lynnfield. Debbie was a mother and homemaker whose quiet demeanor belied her sharp wit and great warmth. Over the decades, from Mansfield to Pepperell, Mass. to York Beach, she...

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Lois A. Christopher, 92

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Lois A. Christopher, 92

Enjoyed sumptuous Sunday dinners Published December 11, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Lois Arlene Christopher, 92, passed away peacefully joining her beloved husband, Earl, in eternal life on December 8, 2019. She was born on May 3, 1927 in Tisbury to the late Laura (Hinckley) and Howard Powell, and was the granddaughter of Hebert N. and May Hinckley of Vineyard Haven. Lois worked for John Hancock Insurance Agency when she met Earl. They enjoyed a remarkable and loving life together. After they married, she selflessly devoted her life to creating a caring...

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William J. Dias, 81

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U.S. Army veteran, active supporter of the Masons Published December 4, 2019 MELROSE — William J. Dias, 81, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 29, 2019, at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. Born in Cambridge on November 24, 1938, William was one of six children of the late Edward J. Dias and Hazel G. (Cox) Dias. Raised and educated in Melrose, Bill enlisted in the United States Army on November 25, 1955 and served 3 years in the 101st Airborne Division. He was honorably discharged...

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Chester E. Nightingale, 92

Posted by on Nov 27, 2019 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Chester E. Nightingale, 92

U.S. Navy veteran served in World War II Published November 27, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Chester Eliot Nightingale, 92, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at the Sawtelle Hospice House with his wife of 63 years, Peggy Golding Nightingale, at his side. Chet was born in Boston, and was the youngest son of Professor W.E. Nightingale and Mary Rowe. He was predeceased by his brother Charles and is survived by his two sisters, Erma Wiggin and Gertrude Gettel. Together with his wife, Chet raised five children. He leaves behind Ellen and...

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Francis A. Sousa, 95

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Francis A. Sousa, 95

U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II Published November 20, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Francis A. Sousa, 95, a longtime resident of Lynnfield, died on Veterans’ Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at his residence. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on Nov. 22, 1923, he was the son of the late Francis M. and Lillian (Faucon) Sousa. Mr. Sousa was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1942. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps, proudly serving his country during World...

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Edward A. Urkiewicz, 61

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Edward A. Urkiewicz, 61

Enjoyed family nights on a weekly basis Published November 13, 2019 BEVERLY — Edward A. “Eddie” Urkiewicz, 61, of Beverly, died on Sept. 8, 2019. The Urkiewicz family, along with their extended family, announces with great sadness the loss of their beloved son, brother, and uncle, Eddie Urkiewicz, a resident of Beverly. He was born in Brockton on Sept. 2, 1958 to father Edward Anthony Urkiewicz, of Lynnfield, and to mother Ann M. (Saccocia) Urkiewicz, who predeceased him on Dec. 22, 2016. He attended Lynnfield High School and was...

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