Wakefield Obituaries

Roy E. Orrall, 92

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Roy E. Orrall, 92

Veteran served in World War II Published August 22, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Roy E. Orrall, 92, a longtime resident of Lynnfield and formerly of Winthrop, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Roy was born in Winthrop on June 12, 1927, and was one of four children of the late John A. Orrall and Winifred L. (Ives) Orrall. Raised in Winthrop, Roy enlisted at age 17 in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served in the Reserves before transferring into...

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Russ Conway, 70

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Russ Conway, 70

Longtime Bruins beat writer Published August 21, 2019 LAWRENCE (AP) — Russ Conway, a hockey writer who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1992 for his stories about corruption in the NHL Players Association that helped bring down union head Alan Eagleson, has died. He was 70. His death was reported by the Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, where he had started at the age of 18 and later served as sports editor. A longtime Boston Bruins beat writer, Conway published a series of articles that exposed Eagleson’s lucrative conflicts of...

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Theresa M. Collins, 92

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Theresa M. Collins, 92

Published in the August 19, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Theresa M. Collins (DiGerolomo), 92, of Wakefield died Friday, August 16, 2019 at her residence. Theresa was born in Boston on June 15, 1927 and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Carmella (Mauriello) DiGerolomo. Theresa was raised in the North End of Boston and later married her husband Robert Collins and began to raise her family. She was an active member and served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph Church in Wakefield. She enjoyed spending time with...

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Marilyn S. Meads, 87

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Marilyn S. Meads, 87

Published in the August 16, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Marilyn S. Meads, 87, of Wakefield, formerly of Terre Haute, Indiana, died on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Mattoon, Illinois on June 19, 1932, she was the daughter of the late John and Suzie (Storm) Sparks. Ms. Meads was a graduate of Mattoon High School, Class of 1951. She was a retired administrative assistant at Indiana State University. Ms. Meads is survived by her six children; Pamela Seiwert of Wakefield, Dwight Meads of Methuen, Sheryl...

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James E. Worthley, Jr., 93

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on James E. Worthley, Jr., 93

Published in the August 16, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — James E. Worthley, Jr., 93, of Wakefield, died peacefully in his sleep under hospice care at the Advinia Health Care facility in Wilmington on Monday, August 12, 2019. Born in Winchester on February 28, 1926, James was the elder of two children of the late James E. and Ethel (Blanchard) Worthley. A life-long resident of Wakefield, “Jim” was married in 1948 to Emogene (“Emmy”) Iberg of Highland, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri. A devoted husband and father, Jim made his career...

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Irene Whitehead, 87

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Irene Whitehead, 87

Enjoyed antiquing and traveling MIDDLEBORO — Irene Margaret (Lovett) Whitehead, 87, formerly of Wakefield, died August 12, 2019 at the Hannah B. Shaw Nursing Center in Middleboro while convalescing from a recent illness. Born and raised in the Parish of Greenford, Burrough of Ealing in West London, U.K., Irene was a young school girl during the air raids and bombings of the London blitz of WWII. Irene graduated from the Charing Cross School of Nursing and found her calling as a Nurse Midwife, attending to expectant mothers throughout London by...

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Eleanor M. Malonson, 88

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Eleanor M. Malonson, 88

Enjoyed trips to the casinos Published August 13, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Eleanor M. Malonson, 88, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, died Saturday, August 10, 2019 at her residence. Born in Wakefield on January 24, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Leo Gerrior and Eleanor (Cullen). Mrs. Malonson was raised in Wakefield and had attended Wakefield schools. She had worked for the former Savage Cleaners of Albion Street in Wakefield. She had many interests and very much enjoyed trips to casinos. Mrs. Malonson was a devoted family woman....

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Thomas F. Adinolfi, 87

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Thomas F. Adinolfi, 87

A fan of country western music and watching the Red Sox and Pats Published August 13, 2019 MELROSE — Thomas F. Adinolfi, 87, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at his home. Born in East Boston on March 31, 1932, Tom moved with his family to Malden where he graduated from Malden High School with the Class of 1951. While in high school, he enjoyed music as a Jr. Schubert, sang bass and loved football. Instilled with a sense of purpose from...

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Marie C. Taylor, 93

Posted by on Aug 12, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Marie C. Taylor, 93

Published in the August 12, 2019 edition. MELROSE — Marie C. (Nutile) Taylor, 93, of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her family on August 4, 2019. She was born in Boston and moved to Melrose in 1962 with her late husband John E. Taylor. She joined “The Gal’s Club” shortly after moving to Melrose where she made lifelong friendships. She loved traveling with family and friends and refinishing furniture. In addition to raising her children, she worked at the Melrose polling centers, as a census taker, a lunch mother...

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Sergie C. Monterisi, 94

Posted by on Aug 7, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Sergie C. Monterisi, 94

U.S. Navy veteran of WWII Published August 7, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Sergie C. Monterisi, 94, of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the Wingate Nursing Home in Andover. He was born on August 3, 1925 and was the son of the late Joseph and Madeline (Lucavero) Monterisi. Sergie was a retired sales manager for Prudential Insurance. He was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School. After high school, he served in the navy during World War II. Sergie was a member...

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