North Reading Obituaries

Anthony Italo Lucci, 37

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Loved all New England sports Published August 22, 2019 NORTH READING — Anthony Italo Lucci, 37, passed away unexpectedly at his home on August 18, 2019. Born and raised in North Reading, he attended North Reading schools and the Northeast Metro Tech. Survived by his loving daughter, Paige Lucci; his father, Anthony W. Lucci; sister, Clementina (Tina) Lucci and his brothers, Thomas and Wayne Williams.  He was predeceased by his mother, Ruthanne (Woods) Lucci. Tony’s presence on earth was larger than life itself; there aren’t many men like him...

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Marie S. Duff

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PublishedLongtime employee of Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati Published August 22, 2019 NORTH READING — Marie S. Duff died peacefully Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Winchester Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Winchester. Born in 1929 in Springport, New York, Marie graduated from Union Spring Central High School in 1947. She married Orville Lee Duff in 1953. She was a longtime employee of Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati. After her retirement, she moved to Melrose and then to North Reading. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Melrose...

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Lee Marshall Alexander, 93

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Former Selectman, mathematics wiz, ping-pong enthusiast Published August 15, 2019 LITCHFIELD, Conn. — Lee Marshall Alexander passed away peacefully July 26, 2019 at the home of his daughter, Lynne, and her husband, Christian Bratina, in Litchfield, Conn. He was 93. Lee was born in Quincy, Mass. to Nettiedean Coombs Alexander and Ketchum Abner Alexander on June 4, 1926. Lee was the younger of two children and grew up in Glen Rock, N.J, and Wellesley Hills and Quincy, Mass. Lee graduated from Quincy High School in 1944 and, wishing to...

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Joan E. Costa, 73

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Will be remembered for her love of Christmas and family Published August 15, 2019 NORTH READING — Joan E. (O’Leary) Costa, 73, of North Reading, passed away suddenly on August 8, 2019. She was the loving daughter of the late John O’Leary and Genevieve (Fougere) O’Leary. She was the devoted oldest sister to Sherry Previte of Rhode Island, Kathy Commander and her husband Rick of Plymouth, Peggy Zanelli and her husband Lou of Pembroke, and the late Jack O’Leary of Medford. Born on June 7, 1946, Joan was raised...

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James T. Hastings, 84

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Softball umpire, avid cyclist, active Mason Published August 15, 2019 PEABODY — James (Jim) Thayer Hastings, 84, of Peabody, formerly a longtime resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2019 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Jim was born in Somerville on August 15, 1934. He was the dear son of the late James L. and Helen Hastings. Jim was raised and educated in Somerville and Nashua, N.H., and was a graduate of Nashua High School. Jim went on to further his education at the University of New...

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Richard Welton Burgess, 79

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U.S. Army veteran, P.R. Director for Shriners Hospital, active Mason Published August 8, 2019 NORTH READING — Richard Welton Burgess, a resident of North Reading for 51 years and Zephyrhills Florida, died July 31, 2019 at the Winchester Hospital. He was 79 years of age. Richard was born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 19, 1939, the son of the late Welton M. and Maxine L. (Butman) Burgess. Richard proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was the Director of Public Relations for the Shriners Hospital for Children...

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Paul E. Buckley, 60

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Youth hockey coach and beloved storyteller Published August 8, 2019 NORTH READING — Paul E. Buckley, 60, of North Reading, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Paul was the beloved husband of Lisa (Lachiana) Buckley and the devoted father of Jeremy, Sean, Liam, Timothy and Audrey Buckley of North Reading. He was the loving son of the late Jeremiah Buckley and Marie Agnes (Horgan) Buckley. He was the cherished brother of James Buckley and his wife Jeane of New Hampshire, Barbara Dwyer and her husband Robert of Pennsylvania,...

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Geronimo A. Atinaja, 84

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Immigrated to America in 1971 Published August 8, 2019 WAYNE, New Jersey — Geronimo (“Ronnie”) A. Atinaja, 84, a resident of Wayne, N.J. who was born in the Philippines and immigrated to America in 1971, passed away in North Reading, Mass. from heart failure. A leader of the Filipino-American community in New Jersey, he was an active member of the fraternal Organization of the Order of the Knights of Rizal New Jersey Chapter; member of the board of directors of the Philippine Day Organizing Council, which has held annual...

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Rosemary T. Sarcia, 76

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Enjoyed traveling, the beach and gardening Published August 8, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Rosemary T. Sarcia, 76, of Lynnfield, formerly of Sandwich and Westford, died Sunday, August 4, 2019 at her residence with her family by her side. Born in Boston on June 22, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Passanisi) Addesa. Mrs. Sarcia was raised in the West End of Boston and later in Revere where she graduated from Immaculate Conception High School. Following high school, she went on to work for IBM for a...

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Olaug Hanson, 85

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An amazing seamstress who loved to travel and ski Published August 8, 2019 NORTH READING — Olaug Hanson, 85, passed away on August 2, 2019. She was born in Bergen, Norway on November 19, 1933. She lived in Ytre Arna just outside of Bergen and worked as the executive assistant for the president of the local textile factory. Olaug met her late husband, Irvin Charles Hanson, in 1963 in Ytre Arna, Norway on a blind date. After a two-year courtship they married, and Olaug moved to San Jose, California....

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