Wakefield Obituaries

John P. DelRossi Jr., 68

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Published in the December 31, 2019 edition. LAWRENCE — John P. DelRossi, Jr. , 68, of Lawrence, formerly of Wakefield, died Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the Wood Mill Center in Lawrence. Born March 20, 1951 he was the son of the late John P. and Mary A. (Kehoe) DelRossi. He was the brother of Carol Harmen of Wakefield, Sandra Minchello and her husband Thomas of Wilmington, Mary Moccia and her late husband Vito of Stoneham and the late Frances Cipriano and her late husband Charles. He is also...

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Alfred S. Confalone, 88

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Alfred S. Confalone, 88

U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War Published December 30, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Alfred S. Confalone, 88, of Wakefield died on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was born on February 20, 1931 and was the son of the late Sabitino and Maria (Bucciacchio) Confalone. Alfred was a lifelong Wakefield resident and a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1948 where he played football under Hack Walsh. After high school, he did a post graduate year at Brewster Academy. Alfred was a graduate of Georgetown...

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Susan D. Downey, 79

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Avid knitter and great fan of grandchildren’s sporting activities Published December 30, 2019 READING — Susan D. Downey, 79, of Reading and a former resident of Wakefield died Friday, December 27, 2019 in Wakefield. Born on February 21, 1940 she was the daughter of the late Donald Parr and Gertrude (Dwyer) Searle. She was raised in Reading and was a graduate of Reading High School, Class of 1957 and later graduated from the Katharine Gibbs School of Boston, Class of 1959. She was a member of the Wakefield Garden...

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Nancy J. Cuoco, 59

Posted by on Dec 27, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Nancy J. Cuoco, 59

Published in the December 27, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Nancy J. Cuoco, 59, of Wakefield, died Monday, December 23, 2019 at her residence. Born in Stoneham on March 25, 1960 she was the daughter of Janice M. (Deschamps) Solimine of Wakefield and the late William F. Solimine. Nancy was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1978. She had worked for her family business of temporary staffing for a number of years. In addition to her mother, Nancy is survived by two sons:...

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David P. Gaw, 76

Posted by on Dec 27, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on David P. Gaw, 76

Published in the December 27, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — David P. Gaw, 76, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, died suddenly on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Born in Stoneham April 3, 1943 he was the son of the late Stanley and Jennie (Haladay) Gaw. Dave was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1961. He was retired from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Prior to working for the Registry, he was the owner of Dave’s Getty and Donut Maker on Water St. Dave’s...

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John G. McLean, Sr., 79

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Published in the December 24, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — John Garfield McLean, Sr., 79, of Wakefield, died Thursday, December 12, 2019. Born in Melrose on June 11, 1940 he was the son of the late William J. and Helen (Bourque) McLean. Garf served in the United States Army. Garf was the loving husband of his late wife, Bonnie-Jean McLean. He was the beloved father of John G. McLean, Jr. and his wife Cynthia of North Andover. He was the loving grandfather of John G. McLean, III. He is also survived...

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Carol A. Small, 85

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Carol A. Small, 85

Published in the December 23, 2019 edition. GILMANTON, N.H. – Carol Althea (Maskell) Small, 85, of Gilmanton, N.H. died on November 27, 2019. She was born on December 11, 1934 in Springfield, Mass. to Edna Leone (Freda) Maskell and Guy Garfield Maskell. She was married to Norman R. Small for 65 years. She was predeceased by her brothers, John Maskell and Harry Maskell. Her daughter Carolyn Small Plummer predeceased her. Carol is survived by her husband, Norman R. Small, their son, The Reverend Steven A. Small and his wife...

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Julio O. Encarnacao, 61

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Published in the December 23, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD – Julio O. Encarnacao, III, 61, a lifelong Wakefield resident and member of a well-known local family died December 17, 2019 in Danvers, at the Kaplan Hospice House, after a long period of failing health. Julio was born in Melrose on April 9, 1958 and was the son of the late Julio O. Jr. and Josephine A. (Croce) Encarnacao. He was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School, Class of 1976 where he participated in football and basketball. He was later a...

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Madeline DeSimone, 93

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Madeline DeSimone, 93

Published in the December 23, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Madeline (Marcellin) DeSimone, 93, of Wakefield, and longtime resident of East Boston, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at her home. Born in Park City Utah, Madeline was one of seven children of the late Emil and Bernice (nee Tremea) Marcellin. She grew up in Park City, graduating from Park City High School in 1943. During WWII, Madeline was a Tram Driver on an Army Base. She met her beloved Frederick while...

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Paul K. LeBrun, 78

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Published in the December 23, 2019 edition. TEWKSBURY – Paul Kenneth LeBrun, 78, best known to the residents of South Street in Tewksbury for supplying toys for the children at the area school bus stop, died unexpectedly Monday, December 16, 2019 at L.G.H.’s Saints Campus from an apparent heart attack at his home. He was born in Melrose the only child of the late Ernest and Florence (Polchlopek) LeBrun, and had lived the greater part of his life in Tewksbury. He was a lifetime employee and the Quality Assurance...

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