North Reading Obituaries

Allen M. Burgess, 61

Posted by on Nov 5, 2020 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off on Allen M. Burgess, 61

Published November 5, 2020 NORTH READING — Allen M. Burgess, 61, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at his home in North Reading. Born on June 23, 1959, he was the beloved husband of Anne (McDougall) and the father of Tyler Burgess and his wife Marisa of North Reading and Elizabeth of North Reading. Mr. Burgess was the son of Cecilia and her late husband Kinnon Burgess of Malden, and brother of Keith Burgess and his wife Trish; Cindy Kelly and her husband James; Brian Burgess; and Robin Kramich...

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Marcia V. Morang, 88

Posted by on Oct 29, 2020 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off on Marcia V. Morang, 88

Never met a dog she didn’t like Published October 29, 2020 SANDFORD, Maine — Marcia Vannah Morang, 88, of Sandford, Maine, died October 26, 2020, at Hospice of Southern Maine in Scarborough, less than 72 hours after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis. Marcia was born December 7, 1931, in Melrose, Mass., to Thomas and Ruth Vannah. She attended Melrose Public Schools and the Katherine Dell School in Boston. She worked alongside her late husband, Bruce N. Morang, during and beyond his tenure as Editor of The Reading Chronicle and...

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Gary R. Morrissey, 64

Posted by on Oct 29, 2020 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off on Gary R. Morrissey, 64

Published October 29, 2020 Gym owner also held mechanical engineering patents CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Gary Morrissey, 64, of Cape Canaveral, Fla., passed away in the company of his loving wife, Katie Morrissey, on Oct. 21, 2020. Born May 26, 1956, he also leaves behind his daughter, Samantha Morrissey, and his brothers, Steven Morrissey of North Carolina and William Morrissey of Boston. He was predeceased by his mother, Gertrude Morrissey, and his father, Gordon Morrissey. Gary lived in North Reading, Melrose and Malden, and most recently Cape Canaveral. He was...

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Harold L. Weisse Jr., 89

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off on Harold L. Weisse Jr., 89

Director of Music for NR schools Published October 22, 2020 NASHUA, N.H. — Harold L. Weisse Jr., 89, of Nashua, N.H., formerly of North Reading, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 17, 2020. He’s now directing the choir of heavenly angels, just as he did on earth. Growing up in Dorchester, Mass., Harold graduated from Boston English High School, then Boston University with a degree in Music Education. After working briefly as a draftsman for both Raytheon and Honeywell, he realized his dream of...

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Brenda Mills, 76

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off on Brenda Mills, 76

Wakefield traffic supervisor enjoyed world travels Published October 22, 2020 VENICE, FL — Brenda (Gregory) Mills of Venice FL, formerly of Wakefield, passed away on January 15, 2020 at the age of 76 after a long illness. Brenda was born June 30, 1943 in Melrose to the late Edward and Laura (Antonioli). She was the beloved wife of 33 years to John Mills Jr. of Venice FL, and formerly of Wakefield. Devoted mother of Rick Hemeon of Reading, and Donna Mosher and her husband Doug of North Reading. Dear...

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Henry A. Cerasoli

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off on Henry A. Cerasoli

WWII veteran was an avid golfer Published October 22, 2020 PEABODY — Henry A. Cerasoli, of Brooksby Village, Peabody, died on October 16, 2020. He was the beloved husband of the late Angela (DeChiara) Cerasoli and dear father of Andrea Cacciola and her husband Steven of Saugus. Brother of Natalie Saladino of North Reading and Peter Cerasoli of Revere. Brother-in-law of the late Michael DeChiara and his wife Angela, of Saugus. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Henry was born and raised in Revere, graduated from...

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Thomas E. Foley, 80

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off on Thomas E. Foley, 80

Outdoorsman and traveler Published October 22, 2020 NORTH READING — Thomas E. Foley, 80, of North Reading and formerly of Winchester, died Monday, October 19, 2020 at Winchester Hospital. Born in Winchester on November 14, 1939, he was the son of the late Thomas V. and Anna P. (Hodge) Foley. He was raised in Winchester and was a graduate of Winchester High School. Tom was an Electrician for 30 years for Atlantic Gelatin in Woburn and had been retired for over 20 years. He was a resident of North...

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Frank J. Merchel Jr., 86

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off on Frank J. Merchel Jr., 86

Champion swimmer who became noted golf course superintendent Published October 15, 2020 NORTH READING — Frank John Merchel Jr., 86, a 56-year resident of North Reading, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Emily (Wisniewski) Merchel, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Frank was born in Pawtucket, R.I. on Dec. 23, 1933, to the late Frank Merchel and Mary Brod, both Polish immigrants. He was raised in Pawtucket and was a graduate of Pawtucket East High School Class...

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Eugenia Cidlevicz, 98

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 in North Reading Obituaries | Comments Off on Eugenia Cidlevicz, 98

Longtime Sears Roebuck employee Published October 15, 2020 NORTH READING — Eugenia (Gaidis) Cidlevicz, 98, of North Reading, formerly of South Boston and Stoneham, passed away on October 4, 2020, surrounded by her family at Brightview in Wakefield. She was a longtime Sears Roebuck employee in Brookline. Eugenia was the beloved wife of the late Ralph Cidlevicz. She was the devoted mother of Carol Cidlevicz and her husband Greg Hollebeke; cherished grandmother of Michelle Hollebeke; and dear sister of the late Adele Kerrigan, Mary McColgan and Ann Pannier. She...

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Nancy I. O’Neil, 74

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Passionate health care and social worker Published October 15, 2020 NORTH READING — Nancy I. O’Neil (Vine), 74, of Brooksville, Fla., passed away on June 27, 2020, after battling a long illness. Nancy was born Aug. 23, 1945, in Pawtucket, R.I., to Isabel M. (Kelleher) and Norman S. Vine. Nancy attended schools in Attleboro, graduating from high school in 1963. Her true calling began in 1976 as she started her career in health care and social work at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. In 1960, while working as a...

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