Wakefield Obituaries

Karin S. Hellmer

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Published in the January 14, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Karin S. Hellmer, or “Kory” to most that knew her, was born on January 16, 1943 to the late Greta and Carl M. Hellmer. She spent her childhood in Lynnfield, where she was active in the Girl Scouts and built friendships that would last a lifetime. Early on she found a love for travel and adventure, paddling the Rangeley Lakes with her summer campmates, that would guide her on her journey throughout the world during her life. She graduated from...

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Helen H. McCree

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Published in the January 14, 2021 edition. CAMBRIDGE — Helen H. (Stanzyk) McCree, a resident of Cambridge and formerly of Wakefield, passed away on January 11, 2021. Helen was the wife of the late Robert E. McCree. She is survived by her daughter, Diane J. McCree (Melissa J. Vaughn) of Belmont. She leaves her niece Ann Marie Locwin (Frank Locwin), and great-nephews Brian Locwin (Elena Locwin) and Eric Locwin, and great-great-nephew Jake Locwin — all of Charlton, MA. Also surviving her are niece Christine Lewis (Albert Lewis), Michael Wholey (Chris Wholey), and Robert Wholey (Robin),...

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Robert L. Rouillard, 89

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National Guard veteran, fluent in three languages Published January 13, 2021 MALDEN — Robert L. “Bob” Rouillard, 89, passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2021. Robert was born in Stoneham on Jan. 9, 1932, and grew up in Malden. He was the son of the late Lewis and Mary (Fitzpatrick) Rouillard. Robert graduated from Malden High School with the Class of 1949. Robert served in the National Guard for several years and later worked as a laborer for the Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. He was a former member...

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Richard Connelly, 65

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Formerly in St. Joseph’s Band Published January 13, 2021 WAKEFIELD — Richard Connelly, 65, of Wakefield died suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 10, at the MelroseWakefield Hospital. He was born in Stoneham on Nov. 21, 1955, and was the son of the late Richard and Thomasine (Wallace) Connelly. Richard was a lifelong resident of Wakefield. He was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1974. He was a life member of the VFW auxiliary in Melrose, associate member of the military order or the Purple Heart Chapter 875, and...

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Dr. Joseph P. Russo, 72

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Longtime Wakefield dentist, sports aficionado Published January 13, 2021 WAKEFIELD — It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Joseph P. Russo, 72, of Andover announce his passing on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, at Lahey Hospital in Burlington from complications due to COVID-19. Born on Jan. 13, 1948, in Revere to Edith (Panaro) and Salvatore Russo, Joe lived in Revere until he completed first grade, when the family moved to Wakefield. Educated in Wakefield, Joe was elected to the National Honor Society and graduated from Wakefield High...

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Robert F. Falite, 71

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Published in the January 11, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Robert F. “Bobby” Falite of Stoneham, age 71, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. He was born in Everett on Oct. 21, 1949, beloved son of Salvatore F. and the late Jean R. (Jamieson) Falite. He graduated from Wakefield High School in 1967 and got a B.S. in Education at Boston State College in 1971. Bobby became an accomplished dance teacher and professional dancer in Boston and in New York theater....

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Madaleine M. Williams, 86

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Published in the January 11, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Madaleine M. (Paiva) Williams, 86, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday Jan. 8, 2021. Born in Melrose on Dec. 2, 1934, she was a lifetime resident of Wakefield. While working at Transitron, Madaleine met and married the love of her life, the late Robert C. Williams. She then paused her career long enough to dedicate herself to raising her eight children. She then returned to work and retired from Analog Devices...

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Anthony Pace, 87

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Published in the January 8, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Two days before his 88th birthday, Anthony Pace of Wakefield, passed away on Dec. 8, 2020. He was the beloved husband and soulmate of the late Phyllis (Taibbi) for 63 years. Tony was the devoted father of his only daughter, Suzanne Hall. Tony was born in Calabria, Italy on Dec.10, 1932, to the late Assunta and Michael Pace. He was predeceased by his brothers Vincent and Frank Pace. Tony leaves his sisters-in-law, Donna Pace and Joan Taibbi, along with many...

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Ralph P. DeCecca, 92

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Published in the January 7, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Ralph P. “Brud” DeCecca, 92, of Wakefield, died Sunday, Dec., 27, 2020 at the Winchester Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Wakefield on Nov. 17, 1928, he was the son of the late Ralph and Annie (Leach) DeCecca. Ralph was a graduate of Wakefield Public Schools, Class of 1947. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Whitney) DeCecca, with whom he shared 66 wonderful years of marriage. He was the devoted father of James DeCecca, Marie...

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Joy Robbins, 70

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Published in the January 4, 2021 edition. NAPLES, Fla. — It is with deep sorrow that I announce the death of Joy (DeRogatis) Robbins, 70, of Wakefield, Mass., and Naples Fla., on December 23, 2020. Joy was born in Providence, R.I., in 1950 to the Rev. David DeRogatis and Eunice (Santos) DeRogatis. Joy graduated from Newton High school in 1968 and in 1972 from Bloomfield College in Bloomfield N.J., with a bachelor’s degree in English. (Bloomfield College was her grandfather’s, her father’s and her mother’ alma mater. Joy worked at...

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