Wakefield Obituaries

William B. Lang, 76

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on William B. Lang, 76

Published in the November 30, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — William B. “Bill” Lang, 76, of Wakefield passed away on Tuesday November 17, 2020 at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Born in Malden on March 8, 1944, Bill was one of six children of the late Bertil G and Annie E. (Hamilton) Lang. He grew up in Dorchester and graduated from South Boston High School. Bill met and later married his beloved Paulette “PJ” Leone and shared many years together. Bill worked in the leather industry for many years. When the leather...

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Stanislaw Rosa, 97

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Published in the November 30, 2020 edition. BRADENTON, FL — Stanislaw “Stanley” Rossa, age 97, of Bradenton, FL, and  formerly of Wakefield, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, November 27 after a brief illness. Born in Poznan, Poland on November 13, 1923, he was the son of the late Jan and Anna (Kulchinski) Rossa. Mr. Rossa was raised in Poland and moved to the United States in 1949 after the war. He first settled in Chelsea and Revere before making his home in Wakefield, where he had...

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Elizabeth N. Callahan, 90

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Published in the November 23, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Elizabeth “Betty” N. (Norton) Callahan, 90, of Wakefield, died on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at her home. Elizabeth was born in Waltham on Sept. 1930 and was the daughter of the late James E. and Catherine C. (Horgan) Norton. Elizabeth was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1948. She enjoyed playing the piano, horseback riding and spending time at Hampton Beach. After high school, she worked for the John Hancock Insurance Company in...

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Marjorie A. Harrington, 93

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Published in the November 23, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Marjorie Anne (Walsh) Harrington, 93, of Wakefield, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020.  Marjorie was born in Malden in 1927 during the Roaring Twenties, but was shaped by her childhood during the Great Depression era that followed. She grew up in a large household, loved and cared for by her mother Mary Agnes (Cotter) and father Joseph Henry Walsh. Of her seven sisters, she was predeceased by Marie (MacDonald), Bobby (Sister Mary Orontia, SSND), and Betty (Sister Miriam Joseph,...

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Linda MacNeil, 76

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Published in the November 19, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Linda (Ford) Thomas MacNeil, 76, of Wakefield, passed away on April 1, 2020 at home surrounded by love and her family after a courageous 5 1/2-year battle with lung cancer. Born and raised in Belfast, ME, to William O. Ford and Arlene (Fletcher) Ford (Dow), she was the second of three children. After high school, Linda worked as an executive secretary at Merrill Trust, got married, started a family, and then moved to Massachusetts with her young family. In 1979, Linda...

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Dr. Felix R. Sava, 79

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Longtime veterinarian was active tennis player, loved gadgets Published November 18, 2020 BEACON FALLS, Conn. — On Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, Dr. Felix Robert “Bob” Sava, 79, of Beacon Falls, Conn., formerly of Norwalk, Conn., passed away. Following a recent thoracic aortic aneurysm repair and lung cancer diagnosis, and always loving a good fight, he battled to the very end. Bob left this earth peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. Born to Felix “Chet” and Connie (Ingala) Sava on Sept. 9, 1941, Bob was raised with his...

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Andrew J. Millyan, 64

Posted by on Nov 16, 2020 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Andrew J. Millyan, 64

Published in the November 16, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Andrew J. Millyan, 64, of Wakefield died after a long heroic battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 11 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was born in Boston on March 6, 1956 and was the son of the late Andrew and Margaret (Aiello) Millyan. Andy attended Wakefield High School and later attended Mt. Wachusett College and earned an associate degree in liberal arts. He was a member of the Crystal Community Club and enjoyed music. He was a talented wood worker and...

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Bert Caldwell

Posted by on Nov 13, 2020 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Bert Caldwell

Published in the November 13, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Bert Caldwell, of Wakefield, MA, and formerly of East Greenwich, RI, was born in Chattanooga, TN, December 17,1935. He died November 7, 2020. A world traveler, both for business and for pleasure, he was a passionate Anglophile and celebrated his 80th birthday in London with family and friends from Great Britain, Spain and the US. As a child, his family moved frequently during WWII, following his father’s Army assignments. After the war, the family settled in Sudbury, MA, where they...

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Janet M. Frechette, 72

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Published in the November 13, 2020 edition. READING — Janet M. (Moore) Frechette of Reading passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at her home. She was 72 years of age. Born on August 12, 1948 in Wakefield, Janet is the loving daughter of the late Charles Moore and Dorothy (Anderson) Moore. Janet is a warm, kind and caring daughter, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Janet is the beloved mother of James H. Scott and...

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Helen M. Coffey, 92

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Published in the November 13, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Helen M. Coffey, 92, of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, November 10 at the Winchester Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. Born in Wakefield on November 25, 1927, she was the daughter of the late George and Helen (Murphy) Hanright. Mrs. Coffey was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1945. She had worked in the Accounting Department for New England Telephone Company in Boston, John’s Manville Asbestos Company in Boston and Precision Metal Company in Stoneham. Mrs. Coffey was the wife of...

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