Wakefield Obituaries

James H. Powell III, 97

Posted by on Jan 24, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on James H. Powell III, 97

Enjoyed boating and winter golf in Florida Published January 24, 2020 PEABODY — James H. Powell III, 97, of Peabody, formerly longtime of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Danvers on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Jim was born in Boston on October 3, 1922, one of three children of the late James H. Powell and Amy E. (Spratlin) Powell. Raised in Lynnfield and Melrose, Jim graduated from Melrose High School where he excelled on the MHS Football team. He served as a Pilot Instructor...

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Carl E. Akerberg, 83

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U.S. Marine Corp. veteran of the Korean War Published January 24, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Carl E. Akerberg, 83, a longtime resident of Wakefield died on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. He was born in Boston on October 7, 1936, and was the son of the late Edwin C. and Mary (Manfredi) Akerberg. Carl was raised and educated in East Boston and Revere, and was a graduate of Revere High School. He was a retired pipe fitter for General Electric of Lynn. He proudly served his country...

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Joan M. O’Donnell, 90

Posted by on Jan 22, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Joan M. O’Donnell, 90

Enjoyed the beach, painting classes and travel Published January 22, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Joan Marie O’Donnell, 90, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Bear Hill Nursing Home. Born in Bayonne, N.J. on March 16, 1929, she was the daughter of the late David and Eleanor (Fitzpatrick) Donovan. Mrs. O’Donnell was raised and educated in Bayonne, N.J. and was a graduate of Holy Family Academy, Class of 1948. In 1951 she married her husband, the late James E. O’Donnell, and they began their family. Together they...

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Deanna M. Palmer, 81

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Published in the January 20, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Deanna M. Palmer, 81, died on Saturday January 18, 2020 at The Kaplan Family Hospice house in Danvers. She was born in Melrose on June 24, 1938 and was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mae (Davies) Santoro. Deanna was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1956 where she was voted most popular. She met her childhood sweetheart Neil when she was 14 years old, and they were married for the last 61 years. Deanna loved music, casinos,...

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Walter E. Lundgren, 94

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Published in the January 20, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Walter E. “Bud” Lundgren, 94, of Wakefield died on Friday, January 17, 2020 at his home. Born in Cambridge on June 10, 1925, he was the son of the late William and Anna (Edgerly) Lundgren. Mr. Lundgren was a graduate of Malden High School. He was a retired Tool and Die Engineer for M.W. Carr in Somerville. Mr. Lundgren enlisted in the United States Navy in December 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. His service during World War II included...

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Lorraine Amerault, 89

Posted by on Jan 15, 2020 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Lorraine Amerault, 89

Published January 15, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Lorraine (Andrews) Amerault, 89, of Wakefield, formerly of Medford, passed away on January 8, 2020. She was the beloved wife, of 70 years, of Donald Amerault of Wakefield. Loving mother of Jennifer Currie and her husband Doug of Winchester, David Amerault and his wife Shannon of Wakefield, and Stephen Romine of Woodstock, N.Y. Proud grandmother of Samantha Amerault, Colin Currie and his wife Kate, and Cameron Currie. Loving sister of Dorothy Gressot and her husband Walter of Arizona. Dear friend of Millie MacDonald...

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John A. Bilicki, 89

Posted by on Jan 14, 2020 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on John A. Bilicki, 89

Published in the January 14, 2020 edition. ROCHESTER, N.H. — John A. Bilicki, 89, of Rochester, New Hampshire formerly of Wildwood, Florida and Reading, Mass. died on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at his residence. Born in Wakefield on July 31, 1930, he was the son of the late Anthony and Victoria (Zoiremski) Bilicki. Mr. Bilicki was a graduate of Reading High School. He served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War. Mr. Bilicki was a police officer for the Town of Reading from 1952 to 1976. He...

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Kimberly L. Bavaro, 52

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Published in the January 14, 2020 edition. LITCHFIELD, N.H. — Kimberly L. Gerrish Bavaro, 52, of Litchfield, N.H., formerly of Wakefield, Mass., passed on Friday January 10, 2020 peacefully at her home in Litchfield, New Hampshire. She was born on November 5, 1967 in Wakefield. Kim was the devoted wife of James T. Bavaro. They were married on June 24, 2001 in Boston. She was predeceased by her parents, the late K. Stanley Gerrish and Anita L. Robinson Gerrish Huse. Kim attended Wakefield Schools until moving to North Andover...

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Edith F. Previdi, 77

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Published in the January 13, 2020 edition. STONEHAM — Edith F. (Hayden) “Edie” Previdi, 77, of Stoneham, formerly of Somerville, January 10, 2020. She is the beloved wife of William Previdi. Edie is the devoted mother of William J. Previdi and his partner Jerry Hernandez, Lisa Sowyrda and her husband Scott and Wayne H. Previdi. The cherished grandmother of Jake, Ava and Cole; she is the dear sister of Richard Hayden and his wife Joan and James Hayden and his wife Carol and the loving daughter of the late Mary...

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William A. Baril, 79

Posted by on Jan 10, 2020 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on William A. Baril, 79

Published in the January 10, 2020 edition. MIDDLETON — William A. “Bill” Baril, 79, of Middleton, formerly of Wakefield, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 27, 1940 in Dorchester, Bill is the loving son of the late Cyril A. Baril, Ann (Donahue) Baril and the stepson of the late Patricia Rinn (Smith) Baril. Bill is a warm and caring son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed. Bill was a co-founder and...

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