North Reading Obituaries

Ruth K. Leyden, 89

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Avid photographer, worked for town’s Planning Dept. Published October 10, 2019 NORTH READING — Ruth K. (Bjork) Leyden, 89, of North Reading and formerly of Melrose, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Wingate of Reading. Born in Melrose on February 11, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Eric and Hilda (Peterson) Bjork. Ruth worked for the town of North Reading Planning Department for many years. She participated on the Conservation Committee, setting up several parks in town. She was a resident of North Reading for...

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Dorothy Morris, 59

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Loved music, nature and the arts Published October 10, 2019 NORTH READING — Dorothy “Dottie” Morris, 59, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Dottie was born on February 25, 1960 to John and Irene Campbell and grew up in Somerville. She is survived by her loving husband William “Bill” Morris and her two children, Melissa and Keith Morris, 25 and 20, respectively, as well as countless family and friends. She was a lover of music, nature, the arts, volunteering and spending time with people she loved. She...

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Shirley E. Woollacott, 98

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Published October 10, 2019 NORTH ANDOVER — Shirley E. (Pooton) Woollacott, 98, of North Andover and formerly of North Reading, died Monday evening, October 7, 2019. Arrangements were incomplete at press time and are under the direction of the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading....

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William F. Brennan Jr., 79

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Published October 10, 2019 PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – William F. Brennan Jr., 79, of Port St. Lucie, Florida and formerly of North Reading, died September 28, 2019. Arrangements were incomplete at press time and are under the direction of the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading....

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Margo L. Guzowski, 79

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Enjoyed sports, traveling and fashion Published October 3, 2019 NORTH READING — Margo L. (Curran) Guzowski, 79, died Monday, September 23, 2019 at the MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. She was the beloved wife of the late Daniel P. Guzowski. Born in Portland, Maine on June 1, 1940, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Amelia (Deluna) Curran. She was a graduate of Portland High School. Margo was a retired Sales Associate for Macy’s Department Store in Peabody. She was a member of St. Theresa’s Church...

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Donald G. Hitchins, 68

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‘Diesel Don’ could fix anything Published October 3, 2019 ANDOVER — Donald G. Hitchins, 68, of Andover and formerly of North Reading, died Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in Billerica. Donald was born in Chelsea on March 2, 1951. He was the son of the late Arthur P. and Philomena (Grieco) Hitchins. Don was raised and attended school in North Reading and was a graduate of North Reading High, Class of 1969. He has been a resident of Andover since 1978. For...

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Martin W. Fair, 66

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Town’s health agent for 35 years Published October 3, 2019 SALEM — Martin W. Fair, 66, of Salem, beloved husband of Susan (Brockney) Fair, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Janet (Intinarelli) Fair and the late Robert Fair. He was raised and educated in Holliston and was a graduate of Holliston High School. Martin continued his education, receiving his bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Mr....

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Robert J. MacDonald, 84

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Published September 26, 2019 Carpenter for A&A Windows many years NORTH READING — Robert J. “Bob” MacDonald, 84, of North Reading and formerly of Malden, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Cambridge on October 23, 1934, he was the son of the late Charles and Edna (Litchfield) MacDonald. Bob was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden Vocational School. Bob worked as a carpenter for A & A Windows in Malden for many years. He was a...

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Gail I. Nelson, 76

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Talented artist, was longtime resident Published September 19, 2019 NASHUA, N.H. — Gail I. (Fudge) Nelson, 76, of Nashua, N.H., formerly of North Reading and Lynnfield, died on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Langdon Place in Nashua, N.H. She was the beloved wife of 53 years to the late Allan R. Nelson. Born in St. Johnsbury, Vt. on December 5, 1942, she was the daughter of the late George and Madeline (Rash) Fudge. Gail was a graduate of Lynnfield High School and Vesper George Art School in Boston. She...

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Alice M. Nickerson, 91

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Lifelong resident; winner of Apple Fest Apple Pie contest Published September 19, 2019 NORTH READING — Alice M. (Tarbox) Nickerson, 91, of North Reading, died Friday, September 13, 2019 at Hathorne Hill Genesis Healthcare in Danvers. Born on September 11, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Laura (Hamilton) Tarbox. Alice was a “true townie” and a lifelong resident of North Reading. She attended the L.D. Batchelder School and was a graduate of Reading High School, Class of 1946. Alice worked as a switchboard operator for...

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