Wakefield Obituaries

John W. Browne, 83

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Published in the April 20, 2018 edition. CALAIS, Maine — John William Browne, 83, passed away on April 18, 2018 at a hospital in Bangor, Maine. He was born January 9, 1935 in Winchester, Mass., son of William and Helen (Dennehy) Browne. John had spent his early years in Wakefield, Mass. where he graduated from Wakefield High School, class of 1953. He then went on to attend Northeastern University in Boston. As a young man, John was an avid skier and sailor. He served his country for two years...

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Marilyn Babine, 75

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Published in the April 20, 2018 edition. MIDDLETON — Marilyn (Fender) Babine, of Middleton, passed quietly on April 9, 2018 after a long struggle. Marilyn was born in Winchester on June 12, 1942, the daughter of the Marie (Davies) Fender and William Fender. A graduate of Wakefield High School in 1960, she continued her education at Sullins College and Lasell College and graduated from Tufts University’s Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene. She was a dedicated dental hygienist for over 50 years, building relationships with her caring service to her...

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Eileen T. Layton, 85

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Eileen T. Layton, 85

Published in the April 19, 2018 edition. PEABODY — Eileen T. Layton, 85, of Peabody, formerly of Tewksbury and Somerville, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in Wilmington. Born in Somerville on December 4, 1932 she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Driscoll) Canty. Mrs. Layton was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of St. Clements High School of Medford, Class of 1950. She was a retired secretary from Harvard University. Mrs. Layton had been a Peabody resident for the past 11 years and was formerly...

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Dr. Robert H. Ciullo, 89

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Dr. Robert H. Ciullo, 89

Published in the April 16, 2018 edition. SPRINGVALE, Maine — Dr. Robert H. Ciullo, 89, of Springvale, Maine, a loving and truly caring man as well as a proud WWII U.S. Marine, passed away peacefully on Sunday March 11, 2018 at Hunnington Commons in Kennebunk, Maine surrounded by his family. Bob was born on May 14, 1928 to Theresa and Alphonso Ciullo in Arlington, Massachusetts and graduated Arlington High School in 1946. He earned his private pilot license and served in the Civil Air Patrol, Massachusetts Wing in 1945...

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Gail Ann Mary Foley, 65

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Published in the April 16, 2018 edition. POCASSET — Gail Ann Mary Foley, 65, of Pocasset, formerly of Melrose and a 30 year resident of Cape Cod, died April 1, 2018 following a long illness. Raised in Melrose, she was a 1972 graduate of Melrose High School. She was the daughter of the late William and Lillian (Stanley) Foley, sister of William M. Foley and his son Matthew of Wakefield and the late Robert Foley. Also survived by extended family and good friends, including Armand Derderian. Gail was a...

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Stephen Patrick Kiley, 85

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Stephen Patrick Kiley, 85

Published in the April 13, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Stephen Patrick Kiley, 85, said it best just two days before his passing Wednesday April 11, “ God knows the way and all is good.”  His faith led the way from here where he was a Dad, husband, brother, Uncle, business partner, coach and teammate for 85 years. His persistence carried him from his childhood home and work on Kiley Farm in Melrose to St. Mary’s Elementary School, Malden Catholic (’51) and Norwich University (’55) before completing his army service in...

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Shirley Bernhard, 90

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Published in the April 12, 2018 edition. PEABODY — Shirley (Wolfe) Bernhard, 90, of Peabody, a former Registered Nurse serving New York City hospitals and schools, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Shirley will be remembered for the joy she brought to life and to those around her, her generosity of spirit, and her determination to further world peace and human rights. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1927, Shirley entered the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital Nursing School straight out of high school. Graduating with honors in 1940, she served...

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Laurence F. McNeil, 65

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Loved to travel to various destinations Published in the April 11, 2018 edition WAKEFIELD — Laurence F. “Larry” McNeil, 65, a retired Project Manager at Harvard University, passed away at the Meadow View Nursing Home, after a long illness, on Sunday morning, April 8, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Deborah (Willette). Larry was born in Woburn. He was the son of the late Laurence and Jean McNeil. He was raised and educated in Burlington and a 1971 graduate of Burlington High School. He would end up marrying...

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Julianne Gorham, 56

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Julianne Gorham, 56

Published in the April 10, 2018 edition. WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — It is with great sadness that the family of Julianne Gorham, 56, announces her passing after a brief illness, on Tuesday February 6, 2018. Juli will be lovingly remembered by not only her immediate family, but also her extended family that includes her aunts and uncles as well as her very close cousins. Julianne’s extended family reaches out to her Florida friends and family, her St. Maurice Parish family, her Disney World family, her Springfield College family, her Wakefield...

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John A. Dussault, Jr., 79

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Published in the April 10, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — John A. Dussault, Jr., 79, of Wakefield died on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Boston on November 30, 1938, he was the son of the late John A. and Irene (Malinowski) Dussault. Mr. Dussault was raised in Everett and had been a Wakefield resident since 1972. He served in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1960. Mr. Dussault had retired in 2002 from Verizon and was a member of...

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