Wakefield Obituaries

Norma M. Donovan, 86

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Published in the February 17, 2020 edition. DERRY, N.H. — Norma M. Donovan, 86, of Derry, N.H., formerly of Wakefield, died on Wednesday February 12, 2020 at the Aurora Senior Living Center in Derry, N.H. She was born in Wakefield on May 25, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Soccorso and Mary (Santoro) Storti. Norma was a graduate of Wakefield High School and was a lifelong Wakefield resident until 2005. She was a longtime member of St. Florence Church. She enjoyed playing the piano, bingo, and spending...

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Joseph P. McCallion, 86

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Published in the February 17, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Joseph P. McCallion, 86, of Wakefield died Saturday February 15, 2020 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Woburn, August 27, 1933 he was the son of the late John and Theresa (McElhinney) McCallion. Joseph was raised in Woburn and was a Woburn High School graduate with the class of 1950. He went on to receive his associates degree from Newbury College. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was influential in the establishment...

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John M. Ingersoll, 74

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Published in the February 17, 2020 edition. NORTH READING — John M. Ingersoll, 74, of North Reading and Norway, Maine formerly of Melrose, died on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. Born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on October 15, 1945, he was the son of the late Norman and Leticia (Walkins) Ingersoll. Mr. Ingersoll was a graduate of Melrose High School and had attended Pennsylvania State University. He served in the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam era; he was involved in the Cuban...

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Thomas G. Doucette, 80

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Published in the February 13, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Thomas G. Doucette, 80, of Wakefield died on Tuesday February 11, 2020 at The Bear Hill Nursing Center. He was born on October 15, 1939 and was the son of the late Melbourne and Leah (DeVeau) Doucette. Thomas was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1957. He was retired from the United States Marine Corps, and Monks Manufacturing of Wakefield and Wilmington. Thomas enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing cards, and gardening. He was the beloved husband of Helen (Muse) Doucette....

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Constantin Andronache, 63

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Published numerous research papers Published February 12, 2020 SOMERVILLE — Constantin Andronache, 63, a longtime resident of Somerville, passed away at his home on the morning of February 10, 2020. He was the son of Constantin and Dumitra Andronache. Constantin was born on February 5, 1957, and he was raised and educated in Romania. In 1990 he came to the U.S. to continue his graduate education at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, where he obtained a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences. After graduation, Constantin worked as a research scientist, and he...

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Irene Carchia, 96

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Avid card player who loved animals Published February 12, 2020 READING — Irene (Atwood) Carchia, 96, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, died Monday, February 10, 2020 at her residence. Irene was born on December 26, 1923, in Carver. She grew up in East Wareham and was a graduate of Wareham High School, Class of 1941. In 1943 she traveled to Washington, D.C. and worked at the Pentagon for the remainder of the war. She met the love of her life, Mike Carchia, who was in the Army and they married...

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Mary Louise Herland, 82

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Published in the February 11, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Mary Louise “MaryLou” Herland, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on February 9, 2020. MaryLou was the daughter of Rudolph Boudreau and Mary Louise (Vacon) Boudreau and was born in Melrose on May 19, 1937. She was a graduate of Melrose High School where she met the love of her life, Frank Herland, Sr. Frank and MaryLou were married in September of 1961 and celebrated 58 years of a loving marriage together. They spent the majority of their married...

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Douglas J. Kelso, 72

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Published in the February 11, 2020 edition. NASHUA, N.H. — Douglas J. Kelso, 72, of Nashua, N.H., formerly of Melrose, Mass., passed away on February 8, 2020. He was the son of the late William (Bill) Douglas Kelso and Gertrude Dorothy (Dolly) Kelso, brother of William F. Kelso and Patricia (Kelso) Kafker. Doug is survived by his son, Benjamin Kelso. Born in Winchester, Mass., he graduated from Melrose High School in 1965. His fondest high school memories included drafting with Mr. Bloom and being the manager for Coach John...

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Kevin F. Brizee, 42

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Published in the February 7, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Kevin F. Brizee, 42, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at his residence. Kevin was born in Melrose on August 14, 1977 and was the son of Dagmar (Fogal) Brizee and the late Alfred A. Brizee. Kevin was a lifelong resident of Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School, Class of 1995. He was a part owner of Designer Lawn Sprinkler Inc. of Wakefield. He was a lover of...

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John A. Peach, 87

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Published in the February 7, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — John A. Peach, 87, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at his residence. Born in Chelsea on May 12, 1932, he was the son of the late Augustus and Mildred (Jillette) Peach. Mr. Peach was a graduate of Reading High School, Class of 1952. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Mr. Peach retired from the Town of Wakefield Water Department. He was an Ambassador at Brightview Senior Living and enjoyed going to...

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