North Reading Obituaries

William C. Wenzell, Jr., 42

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in North Reading Obituaries, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on William C. Wenzell, Jr., 42

Known for his encompassing bear hugs Published in the June 21, 2018 edition NORTH READING — William C. “Bill” Wenzell, Jr., 42, of North Reading, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Born in Stoneham on October 15, 1975, he was the son of Sandra (Rinaldi) Wenzell and the late William C. Wenzell, Sr. He was a lifelong resident of North Reading. Bill was a graduate of the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational Technical School in Wakefield. He worked for many years as a laborer and auto mechanic. Bill was...

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Peter C. Sapp, 52

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Avid soccer fan, also enjoyed hiking in the woods Published in the June 21, 2018 edition NORTH READING — Peter C. Sapp, 52, of North Reading and formerly of Huntsville, Alabama, died at his home, surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Born in Westminster, Calif. on August 27, 1965, he was a graduate of Grissom High School in Huntsville, Alabama, Class of 1983 and graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Class of 1988. Peter worked as a research scientist...

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Michele L. Balestracci, 61

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in North Reading Obituaries, North Reading Transcript | Comments Off on Michele L. Balestracci, 61

North Reading High School Class of 1975 Published in the June 14, 2018 edition NORTH READING — On Friday, June 8, 2018, Michele L. (Cordesco) Balestracci, 61, wife, mother and friend, passed away after her long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Michele will be forever remembered by her husband, and best friend, Mark, of 40 years, and her precious children, Crystal and Ryan. Michele was born in Melrose on December 30, 1956. She graduated from North Reading High School in 1975 and continued on to receive an associate’s degree...

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Clarice Hutchinson, 101

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Was the organist and choir Director at College Avenue Baptist Church Published in the June 14, 2018 edition TEWKSBURY — Clarice (Figuira) Hutchinson, 101, of Tewksbury, and formerly of Melrose and Somerville, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Winchester Rehabilitation Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Leonard H. Hutchinson. Born in Cambridge on December 30, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Emelinda (Vincenta) Figuira. Clarice was raised and attended school in Somerville. She was an executive secretary for the Converse Rubber...

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Marlene F. Falle, 41

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Enjoyed making creative photo collages Published in the June 14, 2018 edition NORTH READING — Marlene F. (Russo) Falle, 41, of North Reading, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Born in Lawrence on June 19, 1976, she was the daughter of Eilleen M. (Hoy) Russo and the late Louis D. Russo, who died this past April 28. Marlene was a lifelong resident of North Reading. She was a graduate of the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School in Wakefield, majoring in Graphic Arts. Marlene worked as a hairdresser and...

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William C. Wenzell, Jr., 42

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Published in the June 14, 2018 edition NORTH READING — William C. “Bill” Wenzell, Jr., 42, of North Reading, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Arrangements were incomplete at press time and are under the direction of the Croswell Funeral Home, North Reading....

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Peter G. Low, 37

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Published in the June 14, 2018 edition NORTH READING — Peter G. Low, 37, of North Reading, died unexpectedly on June 4, 2018. 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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Donald Genzler, 87

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off on Donald Genzler, 87

Navy veteran; avid Red Sox fan who enjoyed outdoor activities Published in the June 7, 2018 edition BELLEVIEW, Fla. — Donald “Don” Genzler, 87, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Hampton Manor Memory Care, surrounded by people who loved him in the care of hospice. Mr. Genzler was born in Portland, Iowa and was a longtime resident of North Reading, Mass. until his retirement in 1990 when he moved to The Villages, Florida. Mr. Genzler served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Chilton (APA-38) from 1948 until...

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Richard L. LaLiberte, 75

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Loved music Published in the June 7, 2018 edition NORTH READING — Richard L. LaLiberte, 75, of North Reading, died April 25, 2018, at the Lahey Clinic Hospital in Burlington. Born in Melrose on December 20, 1942, he was the son of the late Alfred LaLiberte and the late Barbara L. (Fall) Low. He was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of North Reading High School. He worked for the Nixdorf Corporation in North Reading for many years as shipper and receiver. He loved music and played the...

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Karen Lee Hurley, 73

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off on Karen Lee Hurley, 73

Retired proprietor of Mount Vernon Antiques Published in the May 31, 2018 edition TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. — Karen Lee (Johnson) Hurley, 73, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., formerly of North Reading and Andover, died February 18, 2018 at Mease Countryside Hospital in Tampa, Fla. Born in Stoneham on October 2, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Howard V. and Ruth E. (Dodge) Johnson. She was raised and attended school in North Reading and was a graduate of North Reading High School, Class of 1962. Karen was a retired...

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