Wakefield Obituaries

Tamara M. Hoare, 71

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Tamara M. Hoare, 71

Published in the October 16, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Tamara M. Hoare, 71 a longtime resident of Wakefield died at her home on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Born in Buffalo, New York  she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Dorothea (Welling) Fogal. Tamara was raised in Buffalo until moving to Wakefield at the age of 13. She was a graduate of Nazareth Academy in Wakefield. Tamara was the former owner of the Atlantic North Seafood Restaurant in Malden. In later years she worked at the Paper Store...

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Warren M. Reeves, 92

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Warren M. Reeves, 92

Published in the October 15, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Warren M. Reeves, 92, of Wakefield, died Saturday, October 7, 2018 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Portland, Maine on March 19, 1926 he was the son of the late Walter P. and Gertrude E. (Morse) Reeves. He is survived by many dear friends. Mr. Reeves was a graduate of Portland High School, Class of 1944. He then served in the US Army during the Korean War. He had been a Wakefield resident since the early 1950’s. He...

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Janet S. Hammond, 71

Posted by on Oct 10, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Janet S. Hammond, 71

Enjoyed gardening, shopping and date nights with her husband Published in the October 10, 2018 edition WAKEFIELD — Janet S. Hammond, 71, of Wakefield, died peacefully Saturday, October 6, 2018 at her residence. Born on March 23, 1947 she was the daughter of the late Francis and Evelyn (Astle) Mackenzie. Mrs. Hammond was born and raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1965. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She loved gardening, shopping, and enjoying date nights out with her husband...

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Matthew DiStasio, 56

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Treasured his cross-country trip with high school friends Published in the October 10, 2018 edition WAKEFIELD — Matthew Joseph DiStasio, 56, of Wakefield, formerly of Medford, died Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Somerville on June 21, 1962 he was the son of the late Raymond DiStasio and Rosemary (Costa) DiStasio Nigro. Matt grew up in West Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. He cultivated lifelong friendships with his...

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Marjorie A. MacDonald, 74

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Business owner, crafter and artist Published in the October 10, 2018 edition SOUTH BERWICK, MAINE — Marjorie A. (O’Neill) (Capozzi) MacDonald, 74, of South Berwick, Maine, formerly of York and Wells, Maine passed away surrounded by her family on Friday, October 5, 2018. Marjorie was born October 22, 1943 in Malden, Mass., a daughter of the late Walter J. and Doris B. (Cavanaugh) O’Neill. Marjorie was a woman of many talents: a business owner, a crafter and an artist. She was a member of many local clubs, enjoyed cooking...

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Robert L. Thompson, 78

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Member of the Wakefield Fire Department for 34 years Published in the October 10, 2018 edition WAKEFIELD — Robert L. Thompson, 78, of Wakefield died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Peabody. Mr. Thompson was born in Winthrop on November 27, 1939 and was the son of the late Donald L. and Emily (Provan) Thompson. He was raised in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1959. He was the beloved husband of Beverly G. (Lynch) Thompson and the proud father of Alison L. Cizowski and her husband...

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Roberta T. Fatalo, 86

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Roberta T. Fatalo, 86

Published in the October 9, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Roberta T. Fatalo, 86, of Wakefield, died on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield. Born in Boston on July 11, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucia (Tammaro) Fatalo. Roberta was a graduate of Hyde Park High School. She had retired from John Hancock Life Insurance Company as a Compliance Officer. She was an active member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church where she taught religious education and was active...

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Stephen Bishop, 87

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Stephen Bishop, 87

Published in the October 8, 2018 edition. AUGUSTA, Maine — Stephen Lloyd Bishop, 87, of Augusta, Maine and Reading, Mass., died Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the Alfond Center of Health in Augusta. He was born in Wakefield, Mass. on February 14, 1931, the son of Harry and Mildred (Mellett) Bishop. Steve attended Wakefield area schools and graduated from Wakefield High School. He later graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 1953 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and received his Masters of Science degree in Civil Engineering from...

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Barbara Johnston, 92

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Published in the October 8, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Barbara I. Johnston, 92, of Wakefield died Friday October 5, 2018 at her home. She was born in Peabody on February 8, 1926 and was the daughter of the late John and Mae (Gilroy) Galenius. Mrs. Johnston was a graduate of Wakefield High School and later from the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital School of Nursing. She went on to work for many years in nursing at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital before retiring. She was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church and also...

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William A. Cummings, 71

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on William A. Cummings, 71

Published in the October 5, 2018 edition. WESTON — William A. Cummings, 71, of Weston, formerly of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the Emerson Hospital in Concord. Born in Melrose on December 2, 1946, he was the son of the late Foster and Doris (Kennedy) Cummings. Mr. Cummings was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1964, Colgate University, Class of 1968 and had received his MBA from the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College. He was a member of the Cambridge Boat Club and...

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