Wakefield Obituaries

Joseph C. Scappace Jr., 65

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Joseph C. Scappace Jr., 65

Published in the April 18, 2019 edition. GREENFIELD — Joseph C. Scappace Jr., 65, of Greenfield died April 11, 2019 at MGH, Boston following a period of declining health. He was born in Somerville on May 1, 1953 to Joseph and Eva (Mallett) Scappace and was raised in Wakefield. He was educated in local public schools and graduated from Wakefield Memorial High School in the Class of 1971. Joe served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War from 1972 to 1976. He was a freight conductor for the...

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William H. Howard Jr., 88

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on William H. Howard Jr., 88

Published in the April 16, 2019 edition NORTH READING — William H. Howard, Jr., 88, passed away on Monday evening, April 8, 2019. He was a loving husband and father of five children. Bill was born on September 7, 1930 in Peabody to William H., Sr. and Dorothy May (Waring) Howard. He entered the U.S. Marine Corp at the age of 21 and he served overseas during the Korean War. On July 11, 1953, he married the love of his life, Shirley Ann. They raised two sons, Scot and...

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Kendall M. Dolbeare, 95

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Kendall M. Dolbeare, 95

Published in the April 15, 2019 edition. DEBARY, Florida — Retired Wakefield Daily Item Editor Kendall M. Dolbeare, 95, of Debary, FL, died Friday, April 5. Kendall was born on Dec. 18, 1923, the son of Cyrus and Pauline Dolbeare. He served as managing editor of the Daily Item for 20 years, taking over for Robert Reed in 1966. In total, Ken spent nearly 50 years at the paper, beginning when he was a high school student, working in many wide-ranging capacities. His grandfather Harris founded the paper, and...

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Margaret Theresa Clancy, 90

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Published in the April 15, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Margaret Theresa (”Terry”) Clancy, 90, of Wakefield passed away very peacefully on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 with her family by her side. Born in Tewksbury on August 16, 1928, she was the daughter of Michael J. Cashman and Sarah M. McGuigan, both of Danvers. Through Catholic Charities she became the foster child of George and Cecilia Hartwell of Beverly and resided with them until her marriage in January of 1950. After graduating from Beverly High School in 1946 Terry was employed...

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William J. de Garavilla, 85

Posted by on Apr 12, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on William J. de Garavilla, 85

Published in the April 12, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — William J. de Garavilla, 85, of Wakefield died Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Winchester. Bill was born in Everett on December 20, 1933 and was the beloved son of the late Cesareo and Anna (Crivello) de Garavilla. He was raised in Everett and had been a Wakefield resident since 1953. Bill was retired from the Jordan Marsh Company where he had worked for 32 years. He was also a member of Saint Joseph Church and was a member of the church...

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John A. Jensen Jr., 80

Posted by on Apr 11, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on John A. Jensen Jr., 80

Published in the April 11, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — John Arthur Jensen Jr., 80, husband of Caroline (Confalone) passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Hospice, in Melrose, Massachusetts on April 9, 2019. Born on June 3, 1938 in Portsmouth, N.H. he was the first born son of the late John Arthur and Catherine Genevieve (Gallagher) Jensen. In addition to his wife Carol, John is survived by his two children; John Jensen and wife Mari of San Francisco and Karen Rothwell and husband...

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Edward G. Dow, 90

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Published in the April 11, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Edward Gynan Dow, born January 25,1929 passed away peacefully with family at his bedside on March 5, 2019, he was 90 years old and clear to the end. Ed was born and raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield Memorial High School, class of 1947, where he excelled as an athlete, playing both football and ice hockey. Upon graduation, Ed served in the United States Armed Forces. Ed was employed by General Electric for 38 years and enjoyed his work...

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Deanna J. Gates, 79

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Deanna J. Gates, 79

Member of Saint Florence Church Published April 10, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Deanna Joyce Gates, 79, of Wakefield died Monday, April 8, 2019 in Salem. Deanna was born April 12, 1939 and was the beloved daughter of the late Harold B. and Ella B. (Tyler) Gates. She was raised in Wakefield and was a member of Saint Florence Church. Deanna is survived by her brother Philip E. Gates. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Avenue, Wakefield on Friday beginning at 9...

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John H. Brochi, 51

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on John H. Brochi, 51

Enjoyed telling stories, music, fishing and shooting his bow Published April 10, 2019 WAKEFIELD — John H. Brochi, 51, of Wakefield, formerly of Medford, died in Boston on April 3, 2019. John Brochi “Broch,” born to John and Catherine Brochi in 1968. John began his life in Medford, which included his sisters Debbie and Jeannie. John was a loving son, brother, and perhaps best known “back in the day” for being a great friend to all of his Medford buddies, with whom he shared many good times. They are...

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Marilyn E. Jackson

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Marilyn E. Jackson

Published in the April 5, 2019 edition. STONEHAM — Marilyn E. Jackson, a longtime resident of Stoneham, passed away peacefully at home on April 4, 2019, following a lengthy decline. She was the devoted wife of the late Harold E. Jackson. Born and raised in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Gladys (McQueen) Wiseman. Marilyn was a graduate of Lynn English High School and earned an associate’s degree from Burdett College. Marilyn had been a resident of Stoneham for the past 65 years. Throughout her...

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