Wakefield Obituaries

Peter Andrew Elliott

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July 26, 1971 – November 2, 2019 Husband of Carolyn Palmerino Elliott Published November 11, 2019 STONEHAM — Peter Andrew Elliott of Stoneham passed away at his home on Saturday, November 2, 2019, All Souls Day. He was surrounded by all his family, with his cherished and devoted wife, Carolyn Palmerino Elliott, by his side. Peter had battled glioblastoma fiercely for more than two years, defying his prognosis with immeasurable courage and strength. In addition to his wife, Peter is survived by his loving family: his mother, Carolyn (Calen) Elliott...

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Virginia M. Fairfield, 94

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Published in the November 11, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Virginia M. Fairfield, 94, of Wakefield, died on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Wakefield on August 12, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Althea (Packer) Eldredge. Mrs. Fairfield was raised in North Reading and lived her whole married life in Wakefield. She worked as a Registered Nurse for many years at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Mrs. Fairfield was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Church in North Reading. She cherished her role...

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Joanne D. Driver, 61

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Published in the November 11, 2019 edition. MELROSE — Joanne D. (Stokes) Driver, 61, of Melrose died at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on November 6, 2019. She enjoyed day trips to Seabrook, N.H., socializing with friends, watching CNN, Big Brother, HGTV and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and wife who always put her family first. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth K. Driver. Loving mother of Kenneth J. Driver and his wife Andrea of Wakefield and Stephanie D. Driver...

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Michael J. Skeldon, 54

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Published in the November 8, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Michael J. Skeldon, 54, of Wakefield, formerly of Kankakee, Illinois, died of complications from pancreatic cancer on Monday, November 4, 2019 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. Born in Kankakee, Illinois, on December 23, 1964, to Judith (Jefferson) and Oran Lee Skeldon, Mike grew up surrounded by family, including parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and a younger brother, Richard. While still a child, he discovered lifelong passions for construction, antique collecting, and sports. The many snow-filled Midwest winters of the 1970s gave...

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John F. Troughton, 93

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Published in the November 8, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — John F. “Jack” Troughton, 93, of Wakefield, passed away November 5, 2019 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Somerville on November 14, 1925 he was the son of the late Walter and Sarah (Jones) Troughton. Jack was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. He enlisted in the United States Army and served during WWII, and was stationed in Japan and the Philippines. He also received his associate’s degree from Lowell Institute...

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Harriet Winsor, 91

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Published in the November 7, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Harriet Alta Pierce Winsor, 91, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2019 at the Sunrise Senior Living Center in Lynnfield due to complications of dementia. She was the daughter of the late Louise Rush Pierce and Herbert Robbe Pierce. Harriet was born on March 12, 1928, in Montpelier, Vermont. She received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Chicago in 1949 before marrying her husband, the late Donald Lee Winsor, in 1951. They eventually settled in Wakefield where...

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Louis A. Sassano, 90

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Published in the November 7, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Louis A. Sassano, 90, of Wakefield, died Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the CareOne in Wilmington. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on April 11, 1929 he was the son of the late George and Rose (Pope) Sassano. Mr. Sassano was born and raised in Brooklyn and had formerly been a resident of New York City before making his home in Wakefield and raising his family. He had enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict....

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Edward A. Urkiewicz, 61

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Enjoyed ‘family nights’ on a weekly basis Published November 6, 2019 BEVERLY — Edward A. “Eddie” Urkiewicz, 61, of Beverly died September 8, 2019. The Urkiewicz family, along with their extended family, announce with great sadness the loss of their beloved son, brother, and uncle, Eddie Urkiewicz, resident of Beverly. He was born in Brockton on September 2, 1958 to father Edward Anthony Urkiewicz, of Lynnfield, and to mother Ann M. (Saccocia) Urkiewicz, who predeceased him on December 22, 2016. He attended Lynnfield High School, class of 1976. Eddie...

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Francis S. Gallahue, 82

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Published on November 5, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD – Francis S. “Frank” Gallahue, 82, of Wakefield died Sunday November 3, 2019 at the Oosterman’s Rest Home in Melrose. He was born in Quincy on November 18, 1936 and was the son of the late James and Marion (Foy) Gallahue. Frank was raised in Braintree and was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, Class of 1954. Along with his brother Bob, they started Gallahue’s Market in Wakefield in the 1950’s. Over time, they eventually grew the business to a total of...

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Anthony Moretto, 59

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Published on November 5, 2019 edition. METHUEN — Anthony “Tony” Moretto, 59, of Methuen and formerly of North Reading, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Born in Boston on January 29, 1960, he was the son of the late Charles and Margaret (Kelly) Moretto. Tony was a graduate of North Reading High School. He has been a resident of Methuen for the past 16 years and was a member of St. Lucy’s Church. Tony was a self-employed licensed plumber for many years. He recently worked for Climate Design...

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