Wakefield Obituaries

Dorothy L. Gervais, 72

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Dorothy L. Gervais, 72

Published in the June 24, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD – Dorothy L. Gervais, 72, of Wakefield, formerly of Stoneham, died Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Born in Lowell on July 29, 1946 she was the daughter of the late André and Anita (Bertrand) Gervais. Dorothy was raised in Lowell and attended St. Joan of Arc grammar school and graduated from St. Joseph High School of Lowell in 1964. She went on to receive a degree from Harley Hospital in Dorchester and embarked on...

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Phyllis T. Pace, 84

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Phyllis T. Pace, 84

Published in the June 21, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — After a full and loving life, Phyllis T. (Taibbi) Pace, 84, passed away on June 9, 2019 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center with her family by her side. She had bravely fought Interstitial Lung Disease. Phyllis was a lifelong resident of Wakefield. She was the cherished wife and soulmate of Anthony Pace for 63 years. She was the devoted mother and best friend of her only daughter, Suzanne Hall. In addition, she is survived by her sisters-in-law Joan Taibbi and...

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Greta Leach, 95

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Greta Leach, 95

Published in the June 21, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Greta Louise Jordan Leach, 95, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2019. But don’t think of an old lady. Think of her playing “The Nice Old Lady” in a two-act play to amuse children, one of her dozens of theater productions. Think of her waltzing around the Mount Washington Hotel when she was given a feather boa for her 80th birthday. Think of her discreetly picking a fly out of a salad before realizing it was a plastic and she...

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Patricia S. Wheeler, 63

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Patricia S. Wheeler, 63

Published in the June 20, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Patricia Susan Wheeler, 63, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully and without pain at Tufts Medical Center in Boston in the early hours of Monday, June 17, 2019. She was surrounded by family and friends in the days and hours before her death and took her final breaths with her sister Judith and son Matthew by her side. She was born on August 22, 1955, in Wakefield, the daughter of the late Richard and Pamela Wheeler. She attended Wakefield High School...

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Lorraine M. Moores, 65

Posted by on Jun 18, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Lorraine M. Moores, 65

Published in the June 18, 2019 edition. READING — Lorraine M. “Lorry” Moores, 65, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, died Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Wingate Nursing Home in Reading. Born in Alexandria, Louisiana on March 30, 1954 she was the daughter of Beverly L. (Spousta) Moores of Wakefield and the late Robert E. Moores. Lorry was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1972. She received her associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Bryant and Stratton College of Boston. Lorry was...

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James M. Phillips Jr., 85

Posted by on Jun 18, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on James M. Phillips Jr., 85

Published in the June 18, 2019 edition. NEWTON — James M. Phillips Jr., 85, of Newton, formally of Melrose and Saugus, died Sunday June 16, 2019. He was born on June 2, 1934 to the late Bessie Lee Grantham and James M. Phillips Sr. of Alabama. Following high school he joined the Air Force and served in the Korean War. After his service he went on to earn a college degree through the GI bill. Jim was a long time resident of Melrose. He leaves behind his beloved wife...

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Yvonne S. Bragalone, 85

Posted by on Jun 18, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Yvonne S. Bragalone, 85

Published in the June 18, 2019 edition. GROVELAND — Yvonne S. Bragalone, 85, of Groveland, formerly of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers with her family by her side. Born in Wakefield on March 3, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Edith (DeViller) Muise. Yvonne was a lifelong Wakefield resident until two years ago. She was a member of St. Joseph Church of Wakefield, and more recently belonged to Sacred Hearts parish in Bradford. She was...

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June I. Beane, 95

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on June I. Beane, 95

Published in the June 17, 2019 edition. READING — June I. Beane, 95, a longtime Reading resident, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 in Stoneham. June was 10 days shy of reaching her 96th birthday. She felt blessed with her longevity but was also mindful of others that did not share her good fortune. She was born on June 17, 1923 in Brighton. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Emily Lynch. June was a Stoneham High School graduate and frequently reminded family members of her “most...

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Philip H. DePasquale, 86

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Philip H. DePasquale, 86

Published in the June 17, 2019 edition. REVERE – Philip Henry DePasquale, 86, of Revere and formerly of Wakefield on June 14, 2019. Philip was born on January 1, 1933 in Revere to the late Henry DePasquale and Helen (Ganno). Beloved husband of 58 years to Eleanor (VonEuw). Cherished father of Jeanne Morgan of Ga. Adoring grandfather of Joshua, Andrew and Elizabeth Morgan. Caring brother of Ann Eagan of Revere and her late husband Jack. Philip is a brother-in-law to the late Fr. Vincent and Fr. Charles and to...

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Mark P. Curran, 56

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Mark P. Curran, 56

Published in the June 17, 2019 edition. PEABODY — Mark P. “Marky” Curran, 56, of Peabody, formerly of Wakefield, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Salem Hospital. Born in Melrose on October 1, 1962 he was the son of the late Charles C. and Kathryn “Jean” (Cassidy) Curran. Mark was raised in Wakefield and enjoyed growing up in a large family. Mark’s father’s dream throughout his life was that Mark would be able to become part of a group home. He advocated for this for years and in 2002...

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