Wakefield Obituaries

Edward H. Munroe, 45

Posted by on Mar 17, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Edward H. Munroe, 45

Enjoyed camping and the outdoor life Published March 17, 2021 WAKEFIELD— Edward H. Munroe, 45, of Wakefield passed away on March 13, 2021 with his family and friends by his side. Born in Melrose on August 22, 1975, Ed was the son of Edward F. and Marybeth (Cole) Munroe. Ed was a graduate of Massabesic High School in Maine, class of 1994, where he was a standout athlete on the baseball field earning multiple awards and recognition. He then attended the University of Maine where he earned his Associates...

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Richard G. Grondin, 73

Posted by on Mar 17, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Richard G. Grondin, 73

Owner of the former Dinner Derby of North Avenue in Wakefield Published March 17, 2021 WAKEFIELD— Richard G. Grondin, age 73 of Wakefield, died Monday, March 15 at the Lahey Clinic and Medical Center in Burlington, surrounded by his wife and children. Born in Dover, NH on December 28, 1947, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Alice (Demers) Grondin. Richard was raised in Dover, NH and was a graduate of Dover High School. He married his wife in 1977 and together they moved from New Jersey...

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Camille L. Harris, 83

Posted by on Mar 16, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Camille L. Harris, 83

Published in the March 16, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — On Friday, March 12, 2021, Camille L. Harris, longtime Wakefield resident, passed away peacefully at Lahey Hospital. She was 83. Camille was born in Wakefield, on August 17, 1937. She was the daughter of the late Jermiah and Florence Drinkwater. Camille grew up in Wakefield and graduated from Nazareth Academy and then went on to Boston College where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education. She taught third grade at the Dolbeare and Hurd schools in Wakefield.   Camille...

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John F. Rush Sr., 79

Posted by on Mar 16, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on John F. Rush Sr., 79

Published in the March 16, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — John F. Rush Sr., 79, of Wakefield and formerly of Charlestown, died Sunday, March 14 at the High Point Hospice House in Haverhill. Born in Boston on October, 7, 1941, he was the son of the late Helen (Rush) Giglio and the step-son Victor Giglio. John was raised in Charlestown and was a proud “Townie,” having lived a colorful life that made him the man he was today. A man who had a strong personality, always told it to you straight...

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Wilbur Halliday, Jr., 93

Posted by on Mar 12, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Wilbur Halliday, Jr., 93

Published in the March 12, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Wilbur “Whip” Halliday, Jr. of Bourne and Naples, FL, formerly of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at his residence on March 10, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boston on May 23, 1927 he was the son of the late Wilbur L. and Kathleen (Fox) Halliday. Whip was born and raised in Winthrop and was a graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1943. He attended The College of the Holy Cross for a year before he enlisted in the...

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Francis J. O’Hare Jr., 74

Posted by on Mar 11, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Francis J. O’Hare Jr., 74

Published in the March 11, 2021 edition MELROSE — Francis J. O’Hare Jr., 74, of Melrose, formerly of Wakefield, died on Monday, March 8 after a long period of failing health. Born in Everett on October 9, 1946, he was the son of the late Francis and Lucy (Lanzo) O’Hare. Fran (“Franny”) was raised and educated in Wakefield.  He was a retired construction supervisor and property manager.  He was a lifelong member of the Wakefield Knights of Columbus.  He was a member of the “Chill” with friends Jack, John,...

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Norman Andre Beliveau, 68

Posted by on Mar 10, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Norman Andre Beliveau, 68

A proud member of the North Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters and Floorcovers Local 2168. Published March 10, 2021 WAKEFIELD— Norman Andre Beliveau, born April 13, 1952, passed away on March 6, 2021, in the home he grew up in, with his family by his side in Wakefield, MA. He was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School, Class of 1970, where he was a member of the Warrior gymnastics team. He was a proud member of the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and Floorcoverers Local 2168....

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Arthur J. Rotondi Jr., 80

Posted by on Mar 8, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Arthur J. Rotondi Jr., 80

Published in the March 8, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD  — Arthur Rotondi was love. His family and friends, and even strangers – who were never strangers for long — were the blessed recipients of this gentle and kind love. He was a devoted son and son-in-law; a proud brother; a dedicated cousin; a stalwart friend; a loving father to his four daughters, three sons-in-law, three granddaughters; and, more than anything, a faithful husband to Karen, the love of his life and wife of nearly 54 years. Arthur passed away peacefully...

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Dorothy B. Stokes, 90

Posted by on Mar 5, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Dorothy B. Stokes, 90

Published in the March 5, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Dorothy B. Stokes, age 90, of Wakefield died Sunday, February 28 at her residence in Wakefield with good friends at her side. Born in Lynn on March 19, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Amanda E. (Helmuth) McGowan. She was the beloved wife of the late Norman Stokes. She was the sister of the late Albert J. and Ralph McGowan. She is survived by her cousin Bobbie Mitchell in Amesbury, MA and her dear friends...

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Dr. John Sardella, 93

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Dr. John Sardella, 93

Published March 4, 2021 Educator, former selectman, Army veteran WAKEFIELD — Dr. John “Reggie” Sardella of Wakefield died peacefully with family at his side at the age of 93 on Feb. 26, 2021. He is former president of the student council at Wakefield High School, principal of the Wakefield Junior High School, assistant superintendent of the Wakefield Public Schools, chairman of the Wakefield Board of Selectman, and a US Army veteran. He is also fondly remembered and celebrated by the Wakefield community for catching a dramatic, winning touchdown pass...

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