North Reading Obituaries

Edith Nancy Almeida, 80

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Enjoyed nature, cats, gardening and sewing Published February 14, 2019 HUDSON, N.H. — Edith Nancy (Heselton) Almeida, 80, of Hudson, N.H., formerly of Haverhill and North Reading passed away peacefully at the Greenbrier Nursing Home in Nashua, N.H. on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from a lengthy battle from Alzheimer’s dementia disease. Edith Nancy was the widow of the late Ronald Francis Gill of North Reading and the wife of Robert A. Almeida of Hudson, N.H. Edith was predeceased by her parents, Edith Viola Heselton Gallant and Frederick W. Heselton...

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Arthur L. Pierce Jr., 77

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Former owner of North Reading’s Main Street Garage Published February 14, 2019 PALM BAY, Florida — Arthur L. Pierce, Jr., 77, of Palm Bay, Florida and formerly of North Reading, died Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida. Born in Lawrence, Mass. on August 25, 1941, he was the son of the late Arthur L., Sr. and Ruth Viola (Shaw) Pierce. He attended school in Lawrence and North Reading. Arthur had been a resident of North Reading for over 60 years. He worked...

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Jerilyn A. Barton, 76

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Worked at the Saugus Stop & Shop for many years Posted on: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Jerilyn A. Barton, age 76 of North Reading and a former longtime Wakefield resident died February 12 in Wilmington. She was born in Stoneham, MA on August 13, 1942 and was the daughter of the late William and Lucy (Verrengia) Marinelli. She was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1959. She was retired from the Stop & Shop of Saugus where she worked many years. Mrs....

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Christopher John March, 58

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Enjoyed woodworking, hiking and being active with his children Updated with funeral service details Originally published February 14, 2019 NORTH READING — Christopher John March, 58, of North Reading passed away on February 2, 2019. Born on July 15, 1960 in Bournemouth, England, Chris grew up in Surrey and attended Kingston College then City University of London. Deciding against pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering, he took a job and learned computer programming while working for Dairy Crest and the Milk Marketing Board. He left England for Bermuda in 1987 to...

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Edna M. Gerardi, 89

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U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War Published February 7, 2019 NORTH READING — Edna M. (Jones) Gerardi, 89, of North Reading and formerly of Saugus, died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Winchester Hospital. Born in Saugus on March 11, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Jane (Borden) Jones. Edna was a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1947. She was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. During the Korean War, she was a Sergeant and served from 1950 to 1953. She...

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Tina Marie Polcari, 101

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Worked on the Apollo Moon mission Published February 7, 2019 READING — Tina Marie (Celino) Polcari, 101, of Reading, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2019. Besides taking care of her family, she also worked for Raytheon for 39 years as an inspector for many defense projects. One of her other projects included the Apollo Moon Mission. She was the beloved wife of the late Carmen Polcari. She is survived by her daughter, Sister Elaine Polcari S.S.N.D.; her son, Gerard Polcari and his wife Anna Maria; her son, Edward...

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Arthur L. Pierce, 77

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Published February 7, 2019 PALM BAY, Fla. — Arthur L. Pierce, Jr., 77, of Palm Bay, Florida, and formerly of North Reading for many years, died Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida. 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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Joe Noonan, 86

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Had a passion for flying and a great cup of black coffee Published February 7, 2019 NORTH READING — Joe Noonan (lovingly called “Sunny” or “Banana Joe” by his family), 86, of North Reading and formerly of Malden, died late Tuesday, January 29, 2019, surrounded by his five children, and the love of his life, his wife of 66 years Mary Jo (Leneski) Noonan. Forever an optimist and always in search of his next project, Joe found his first love in Mary at age 12 when they were introduced...

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Michael Patrick Fitzmaurice, 68

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Published January 31, 2019 DEARBORN, Michigan — Michael Patrick Fitzmaurice, 68, of Dearborn, Michigan, died on January 25, 2019. Michael was the beloved husband of Judith of 33 years and the dearest father of Helen Fitzmaurice (Ben Keller) and Lorraine Fitzmaurice. He was the loving son of Walter and Lorraine Fitzmaurice of North Reading and the loving brother of Gerard Fitzmaurice, Donna Smith, Sharon Sullivan, Marie Darling, Brenda Magliozzi, Patty Fitzmaurice, and the late Cathy Campilio. Michael is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass will be held...

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William S. Downie, 87

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U.S.A.F. veteran of the Korean War Published January 31, 2019 MELROSE — William S. “Bill” Downie, 87, of Melrose, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on Friday, January 25, 2019 at his home.  Bill was born on February 20, 1931 in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island, one of eight children of the late William M. and Jane (Smith) Downie, originally of Scotland. He grew up in Sydney Mines until the family moved to Somerville in 1946. Bill graduated from Somerville Technical School in 1948....

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