North Reading Obituaries

Gloria R. Mastro, 88

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Retired nurse, volunteer extraordinaire and friend to all Published January 14, 2021 NORTH READING — Gloria R. Mastro, 88, of North Reading, was called to heaven on January 7, 2021 after the heart that she gave so selflessly to others, stopped beating. Born in Berlin, New Hampshire on February 17, 1932 to Louis and Lydia (Drouin) Roy, Gloria attended boarding school at St. Mary’s Academy in Island Pond, Vermont, graduating in 1949. She later attended the Hôpital Saint Louis Nursing Program in Berlin and graduated from Boston College School...

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Shawn M. Dalton, 46

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Shawn M. Dalton, 46

Greenskeeper who loved the outdoors and spending time with friends Published January 14, 2021 Updated from the print edition on January 16, 2021 NORTH READING — Shawn Michael Dalton, 46, of North Reading, died on January 10, 2021 of an injury sustained at home. Born in Lynn on July 1, 1974, he was the youngest of five children. Shawn graduated from North Reading High School in 1992 and attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he received a bachelor of science degree in horticulture. Shawn was a greenskeeper at...

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Elizabeth ‘Julie’ Brown, 79

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Elizabeth ‘Julie’ Brown, 79

Longtime nurse loved to travel, quilt, host family reunions Published January 14, 2021 NORTH READING — Elizabeth “Julie” (Murphy) Brown, 79, passed away peacefully at home with her husband of 56 years as ever by her side. As we attempt to provide a small snapshot of a life well lived, we begin as Julie would…“Are you ready?” Born in Woburn on September 8, 1941, to the late Helen (Sheeran) and Laurence Murphy Sr., Julie was the sixth of seven children of the Murphy family. She was predeceased by sisters...

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Frank C. Lahnston Jr., 84

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Founder of Celus Fasteners, Korean War veteran Published January 7, 2021 NORTH READING – Frank C. Lahnston Jr., 84, of North Reading and formerly of Medway, died peacefully at home with close friends by his side, on December 28, 2020. Born in Boston, Mass., on April 17, 1936, he was the son of the late Frank C. and Mary (Dyer) Lahnston. Frank grew up on the family farm in Medway. He was active in Boy Scouts and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a graduate of Medway...

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Alfred S. Eisenhaure, 92

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Lifelong resident was U.S. Army veteran of Korean Conflict Published January 7, 2021 NORTH READING – Alfred S. Eisenhaure, 92, a lifelong resident of North Reading, died Sunday, December 27, 2020 at the Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen M. (Bean) Eisenhaure. Born in Winchester on November 18, 1928, he was the son of the late J. Louis and Hazel Burnham (Danforth) Eisenhaure. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Alfred worked as a technician in Quality Control...

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Rev. Dr. Harold B. Fohlin, 94

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Retired pastor of UCC known for engaging sermons Published January 7, 2021 PEABODY — Rev. Dr. Harold B. Fohlin, 94, of Peabody, Mass., formerly of Keene N.H. and North Reading, Mass., died December 30, 2020, at Brooksby Village from complications after suffering a recent stroke. He was the beloved husband for nearly 40 years of Barbara A. (Hilton) Fohlin. He was the loving and devoted father of Jim Fohlin, Sylvia and her husband Rob Mela, Howard Fohlin, Marybeth Smith and her husband Mark, Caroline and her husband John Latting,...

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Dorothy I. Joyce, 94

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Owned and operated Joyce Funeral Home, Waltham Published December 31, 2020 WALTHAM — Dorothy Irene (McKenna) Joyce, 94, died on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at Maristhill Nursing Home in Waltham following a period of declining health. Dorothy McKenna was born in her grandmother’s home in Arlington on Jan. 18, 1926, the third of seven children born to the late Edward L. and Irene A. (O’Keefe) McKenna. Dot graduated from Waltham High in 1944. After high school, she worked for a time at Cronin’s and for the phone company before...

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Maureen Hudson, 70

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Longtime Middlesex Community College employee Published December 31, 2020 NORTH READING — Maureen Hudson, 70, of North Reading died at home, ending her battle with cancer. She is deeply missed by her husband of 52 years, John, her children Peter Hudson (Becky Plourde), Kimberley Howe (Derek), and Corinne Crossley (Andrew), as well as her grandchildren, Emma, Sarah, Julia and Parker Hudson, Annika Howe, and Cricket and Rhett Crossley. Born in Dorchester to George and Miriam Murphy, she spent her early years as an eager student, dutiful older sister to Sharon, and stealing...

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Arthur Sotiropoulos

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Korean War veteran Published December 31, 2020 NORTH READING — Arthur Sotiropoulos of North Reading passed away recently. Mr. Sotiropoulos served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was the beloved husband of Helen (Papoutsis) and  the father of Steve and his wife June of Duxbury and Karen of Ohio. He was also the grandfather of Russell and Lanell and the brother of Helen of Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CSF Dollars for Scholars Endowment Fund, PO Box 529, North Reading, MA 01864....

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Marilyn J. Reynolds, 84

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Town’s first uniformed female police officer Published December 17, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Marilyn J. (Jacquard) Reynolds passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 84 years young. Born to Mary E. and Nelson J. Jacquard from Quinan, Nova Scotia, Canada, she was raised in Wakefield along with nine brothers and sisters. She married her loving husband Harold B. Reynolds Jr. in 1954 and moved to North Reading in 1959 where they raised six children until moving back to her childhood home in 2016. As a North Reading Police Department...

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