North Reading Obituaries

Vincenza M. Ingaciola, 95

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in North Reading Obituaries, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Vincenza M. Ingaciola, 95

Supported the war effort during WWII Published December 13, 2018 EVERETT — Vincenza M. “Vinny” Ingaciola, 95, of Everett, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Born in Boston, Vinny grew up in East Boston, and later moved to Saugus and then Everett, where she lived for many years. A smart and talented woman, Vinny, in her early years, contributed to the war effort, working at the Charlestown Navy Yard during WWII repairing damaged warships. She later worked for several years at the Group Insurance Commission in...

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Lois M. Chochrek, 79

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in North Reading Obituaries, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Lois M. Chochrek, 79

Devoted to faith, family; served as a Eucharistic Minister Published December 6, 2018 NORTH READING — Lois M. (Egan) Chochrek, 79, of North Reading and formerly of Woburn, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank S. Chochrek. Born in Arlington on May 23, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Egan and Doris (Dugan) Meloon. Lois was a graduate of Arlington High School and she...

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Dolores M. Meli

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in North Reading Obituaries, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Dolores M. Meli

Published December 6, 2018 NORTH READING — Dolores M. Meli of North Reading, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Meli and the loving mother of Joseph Meli and his wife Cheryl of New Hampshire, and David Meli and his wife Dina of Dracut. She was the sister of the late Maureen Klein and Morris M eli and the devoted grandmother of Joe, Michael, James and Gabrielle. Her funeral service will be held at the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St., (corner...

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Alexander T. Fairweather, 90

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U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War Published December 6, 2018 NORTH READING — Alexander T. Fairweather, 90, of North Reading and formerly of Wilmington, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, November 30, 2018. Born in Somerville on October 31, 1928, he was the son of the late Alexander and Mary Jane (Scott) Fairweather. He was raised and educated in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School, Class of 1948. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1950 to 1954. He...

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Lillian Grossman, 102

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off on Lillian Grossman, 102

Enjoyed travel, reading and the opera Published December 6, 2018 PEABODY — Lillian (Goldberg) Grossman, 102, of Peabody, formerly of Sarasota, Fla., and Newark and Livingston, N.J., died Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was the beloved wife of the late Bernard Grossman. Born in Newark, New Jersey on September 28, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Hyman and Sarah Goldberg. Lillian was a secretary for the Guidance Department at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey. She was a...

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Dennis R. Frasca, 69

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off on Dennis R. Frasca, 69

Founded DR Frasca Construction Published November 29, 2018 NORTH READING — Dennis R. Frasca, 69, of North Reading and formerly of Lynn, died at his home on Monday, November 26, 2018. Born in Lynn on March 4,1949, he was the son of the late Dominic and Mary (Schiapucci) Frasca. He was raised and attended school in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School. He attended Belknap College and soon after founded his own construction company, DR Frasca Construction in North Reading, which he ran for 40...

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Brian C. Tarr, 67

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off on Brian C. Tarr, 67

Retired Gloucester Assistant Superintendent who dedicated his life to helping others Published November 29, 2018 GLOUCESTER — Brian C. Tarr, 67, of Gloucester, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Sunday, November 18, at Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Born to Edward and Christine (Taliadoros) Tarr on March 31, 1951 at Beverly Hospital, Brian was a member of a close and very active family centered around the farm on Essex Avenue that was established by his maternal grandparents when they emigrated from Greece in the early 1900s. There...

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Gary Tremblay, 57

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off on Gary Tremblay, 57

Avid boater who also loved cars and his dogs Published November 29, 2018 NORTH ANDOVER — Gary Tremblay, 57, of North Andover, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at the Lawrence General Hospital. He was born in North Hampton, N.H. and was raised and educated in North Reading.   Gary was a graduate of North Reading High School and also attended the Massachusetts School of Art in Boston. He worked as a manager in area retail clothing stores.   Gary was an avid boater and enjoyed vacationing. He also loved cars...

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Joyce V. Tracy-Selfridge, 85

Posted by on Nov 21, 2018 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off on Joyce V. Tracy-Selfridge, 85

Dedicated mother and grandmother whose home was open to everyone Published November 21, 2018 NORTH READING — Joyce V. (Skinner) Tracy – Selfridge, 85, of North Reading, died at her home on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. She was the wife of the late Clayton “Buddy” Tracy, Jr. and Robert B. Selfridge, Sr. Born in Lowell on October 14, 1933, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Veronica T. (Kelly) Skinner. Joyce was a lifelong resident of North Reading. She was a graduate of the L.D. Batchelder...

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Donald Ahern

Posted by on Nov 21, 2018 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off on Donald Ahern

Former co-owner of Aquatic Design in Melrose Published November 21, 2018 MELROSE — Donald Joseph Ahern passed away suddenly while on vacation on November 11, 2018, while at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Donald was a devoted husband, father, and Papa, and had been looking forward to the birth of his first great-grandchild when he died peacefully on Sunday after enjoying a beautiful day in Niagara Falls with the love of his life, Paula. He was dedicated to Paula, to whom he had been married for over 55 years. They...

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