Wakefield Obituaries

Arthur J. Rotondi Jr., 80

Posted by on Mar 8, 2021 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Arthur J. Rotondi Jr., 80

Published in the March 8, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD  — Arthur Rotondi was love. His family and friends, and even strangers – who were never strangers for long — were the blessed recipients of this gentle and kind love. He was a devoted son and son-in-law; a proud brother; a dedicated cousin; a stalwart friend; a loving father to his four daughters, three sons-in-law, three granddaughters; and, more than anything, a faithful husband to Karen, the love of his life and wife of nearly 54 years. Arthur passed away peacefully...

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Dorothy B. Stokes, 90

Posted by on Mar 5, 2021 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Dorothy B. Stokes, 90

Published in the March 5, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Dorothy B. Stokes, age 90, of Wakefield died Sunday, February 28 at her residence in Wakefield with good friends at her side. Born in Lynn on March 19, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Amanda E. (Helmuth) McGowan. She was the beloved wife of the late Norman Stokes. She was the sister of the late Albert J. and Ralph McGowan. She is survived by her cousin Bobbie Mitchell in Amesbury, MA and her dear friends...

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Dr. John Sardella, 93

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Dr. John Sardella, 93

Published March 4, 2021 Educator, former selectman, Army veteran WAKEFIELD — Dr. John “Reggie” Sardella of Wakefield died peacefully with family at his side at the age of 93 on Feb. 26, 2021. He is former president of the student council at Wakefield High School, principal of the Wakefield Junior High School, assistant superintendent of the Wakefield Public Schools, chairman of the Wakefield Board of Selectman, and a US Army veteran. He is also fondly remembered and celebrated by the Wakefield community for catching a dramatic, winning touchdown pass...

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Andree J. Stewart, 80

Posted by on Mar 3, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Andree J. Stewart, 80

Longtime resident was a nurse, artist Published March 3, 2021 WAKEFIELD — Andree J. Stewart, age 80, a longtime Wakefield resident died Friday February 26 in Reading. She was born in New Brunswick, Canada on October 31, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Paul and Roseline (LeBlanc) Bujold. She spent her early years in Montreal, Canada and came to the United States in 1958 and resided in Malden. She was a graduate of Malden High School and later graduated from the New Hampshire Hospital, School of Nursing...

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Rita Doulis, 68

Posted by on Mar 2, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Rita Doulis, 68

Published in the March 2, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Rita Doulis (DeLuca), age 68, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away February 26, 2021, at Lahey Medical Center, Burlington following a brief illness. She was the wife of 43 years to Kosta Doulis. Born in Boston and raised in Medford, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Jeanette (Seminara) DeLuca. Rita had been employed as a scheduling coordinator at Lahey in Burlington and Beverly before her retirement. She later enjoyed spending time with and caring for her grandchildren...

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Patricia A. Pottle, 76

Posted by on Mar 1, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Patricia A. Pottle, 76

Published in the March 1, 2021 edition. SAUGUS — Patricia A. “Patti” Pottle, a resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at the Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Haverhill, at the age of 76. Patti was born in Melrose on March 17, 1944, one of two children of the late Oliver and Marguerite (DelConte) Tarr. She was raised in Wakefield where she graduated from Wakefield High School, Class of 1961. She married the late Bradford H. Pottle on April 19, 1968 and remained in Wakefield for...

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Carol A. Carano, 77

Posted by on Feb 26, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Carol A. Carano, 77

Published in the February 26, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Carol A. Carano, 77, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, February 24 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Carol was born in Everett on June 16, 1943 and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Marion (Tropeano) Golini. Carol was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1961. After high school she worked as a clerk for an insurance firm. She met and married Terrance Carano and began to raise a family together. She enjoyed spending...

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Shirley M. Coe, 94

Posted by on Feb 26, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Shirley M. Coe, 94

Published in the February 26, 2021 edition. PEABODY – Shirley M. Coe, 94, of Peabody, died on Tuesday, February 23 at her residence. Born in Worcester on December 12, 1926, she was the daughter of the late William S. and Mae C. (Graham) McNabb. Mrs. Coe was raised in Worcester and was graduated valedictorian from the Worcester Public School System. After marrying her husband, she worked to support the family after her husband returned from the service and attended Worcester Tech. They later settled in Wakefield and started their...

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Robert E. Hayes, 78

Posted by on Feb 25, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Robert E. Hayes, 78

Published in the February 25, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Robert Edward Hayes, a longtime resident of Wakefield passed away on Monday, February 22, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a long and courageous battle with lung disease. He was 78 years old. Born in Boston on January 22, 1943. Bob was raised in Everett and was the son of the late Philip E. and A. Helen (Smith) Hayes. After graduating from Everett Vocational High School, Bob went on to the printing profession and was a pressman for 40 years. He was...

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Edmund Britt, 70

Posted by on Feb 23, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Edmund Britt, 70

Published in the February 23, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Edmund Britt, age 70 of Wakefield, died February 18, 2021 from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease. He was predeceased by his father, John O’Donnell Britt; stepfather, John William Surra Jr., and mother, Ann Maureen Surra. He leaves his devoted wife of 44 years, Lillian Little, and two loving daughters, Rachel Britt-Little and her partner, Frank L. Hammond III, of Atlanta, GA and Ali Molloy and her husband, Tyler, of Topsfield, MA. Ed was also the beloved “Grampy” to Declan Molloy....

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