Robert E. Hayes, 78

Feb 25, 2021 by

Published in the February 25, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Robert Edward Hayes, a longtime resident of Wakefield passed away on Monday, February 22, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a long and courageous battle with lung disease. He was 78 years old. Born in Boston on January 22, 1943. Bob was raised in Everett and was the son of the late Philip E. and A. Helen (Smith) Hayes. After graduating from Everett Vocational High School, Bob went on to the printing profession and was a pressman for 40 years. He was employed at Acme Printing in Wilmington for 25 years. The loss of one of his legs forced his early retirement in 1998. He was a member of the United States Army National Guard from 1964 through 1970 receiving an honorable discharge. Bob’s love of life and his...

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Joseph McCaughey

Feb 25, 2021 by

Published February 26, 2021 MELROSE — Joe McCaughey read his last Hemmings Motor News and Red Magazine (the Island story book) on February 19, 2021. A car enthusiast since before he could drive on the red clay roads of Prince Edward Island, Joe always had cars or trucks that were the envy of all, including a museum quality 1948 Ford. A Master Carpenter with expertise in fine woodworking, Joe showed off his skills by meticulously restoring and maintaining a stunning English Colonial family home for over 50 years. Joe’s love and generosity to family knew no bounds whether it be bringing his parents and siblings their first TV on the Island, providing his entire family with cars, or using his carpentry skills to help others. He helped his kids build and remodel homes from...

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Antonio Anastasiades named to All-Decade swim team...

Feb 25, 2021 by

Published in the February 25, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Wakefield High 2020 graduate Antonio Anastasiades was recently named to the Boston Herald’s Eastern Mass All-Decade boys’ swimming team. The All-Decade team members competed between 2011 and 2020. Anastasiades helped lead the Lynnfield-Wakefield co-op boys’ swim team to new heights during his time with the program. As a junior in 2019, he captured the 200-yard IM at the North sectional meet, then won the Div. 1 state title in the 100-yard breaststroke.  Anastasiades was named the Cape Ann League Swimmer of the Year as a senior in 2020 when he set multiple school records along with a league record in the 100-yard breaststroke. He won the 200-yard IM in the North sectionals for the second straight season and won another D1 state championship in the...

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