Wakefield Obituaries

James S. Carter, Sr., 91

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Published in the December 11, 2018 edition. ROCKPORT — James S. Carter Sr., 91, of Rockport, husband of Ruth T. (Schefisch) Carter passed away on Friday morning, December 7, 2018 due to complications from the flu, surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Melrose on November 16, 1927, son of the late Maurice and Martha (Dugan) Carter. Jim grew up in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1946. He worked on the Gloucester waterfront and then joined the United States Coast Guard having...

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Richard L. Pothier, 78

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Published in the December 11, 2018 edition. COUNTRY LAKES, BROWNS MILLS, N.J. — Richard Lawrence Pothier, 78, of Country Lakes, Browns Mills, N.J. passed away December 6, 2018. He was a native of Wakefield, Mass. and a graduate of Wakefield High School. He also was a graduate of the Riddle Aeronautic University where he received his bachelors of science degree and master’s degree. Richard was a decorated veteran and was a retired Chief Master Sergeant with 30 years in the U.S. Air Force. He also worked for seven years...

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Robert C. Crowley, 90

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Published in the December 7, 2018 edition. TINTON FALLS, N.J. — Robert C. Crowley, 90, formerly of Reading, Mass. and Shrewsbury, N.J., died peacefully on December 4, 2018, at his home in Tinton Falls, N.J. Bob was born in Melrose, Mass. in 1928 to the late Joseph and Helen Crowley. Shortly after graduating from Melrose High School in 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan. After his honorable discharge in 1948, Bob returned to the Boston area where he began his 45-year career in...

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Harvey Spector, 85

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Published in the December 7, 2018 edition. STONEHAM — Harvey Lloyd Spector, 85, of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield died on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Life Care Center in Stoneham. Born in Everett on October 13, 1933, he was the son of the late John and Mildred (Lloyd) Spector. Mr. Spector was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1951 and Northeastern University. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from 1953 to 1957. Mr. Spector was a retired Test Engineer for...

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Paul L. Ronan, 64

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Avid sports fan, enjoyed time in Maine Published December 5, 2018 READING — Paul L. Ronan, 64, of Reading, passed away on Sunday December 2, 2018. Born in Melrose, Paul is the son of the late Christopher and Rita (Fahey) Ronan. Paul enjoyed many things, especially golf and his two cats. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time in Maine. He was an avid sports fan. Paul is the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Angelo) Ronan. He is the devoted father of Jacquelyn Ronan and the late Joseph Ronan....

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Jonathan P. Simpson, 77

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Published in the December 4, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Jonathan P. Simpson, 77, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 30, 2018 at the Daniels House in Reading. Born in Winchester on November 10, 1941, he was one of four children of the late Raymond and Lorna (Pratt) Simpson. Raised in Lynnfield, he graduated from Wakefield High School, Class of 1959, and from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1963. After graduation, Jon entered the Merchant Marine serving on motor vessels from the Mediterranean to the Pacific....

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Steven R. Hartshorn, 62

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Accomplished musician, talented oil painter Published December 3, 2018 WAKEFIELD — Steven R. Hartshorn, 62, of Wakefield, died on November 27, 2018, surrounded by family in his home after a lengthy illness. Steven was born in Albuquerque, N.M. and raised in San Clemente, Calif., where he graduated from San Clemente High School and went on to attend Ventura College and UCSB. Steven was an accomplished musician and excelled at playing the guitar, piano and drums. He was also a talented oil painter and landscape architect, which he worked as...

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Samuel J. Donato, Jr., 70

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Performed at Pleasure Island Park, formed Class of ’66 Band Published December 3, 2018 WAKEFIELD — Samuel “Sam” J. Donato, Jr., 70, formerly of Saugus and Wakefield, died after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was husband to Kathleen M. (Stafford) Donato, with whom he shared 29 years of marriage. He was born in Malden to Samuel J. Donato, Sr. and Phyllis E. (Barratt) Donato. He was a graduate of Saugus High School, class of 1966 and he attended Emerson College. Sam held many occupations, mostly in...

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Eleanor M. Barry, 89

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Enjoyed bowling, gardening and trips to Disney World Published December 3, 2018 WAKEFIELD – Eleanor M. Barry, 89, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Friday, November 30, 2018 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born on June 25, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Edward and Jessie (Thomas) Hamel. Mrs. Barry had been a Wakefield resident for more than 65 years and was a member of St. Florence Church. She loved to bowl and to garden and had a passion for arts and crafts and loved making floral arrangements. Mrs. Barry...

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Martha C. Coughlin, 89

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Loved gardening and reading Published December 3, 2018 HAVERHILL — Martha C. Coughlin, 89, of Haverhill and Del Ray Beach, Fla., formerly of Wakefield, died Friday, November 30, 2018 at Lawrence General Hospital. Born in Amherst on September 20, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Earl and Ellen (Doran) Dickinson. Mrs. Coughlin was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Melrose. She had been a middle school teacher at the Galvin Middle School in Wakefield for many years. She was a...

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