Susan A. Robinson, 67

Jun 18, 2021 by

Published in the June 18, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Susan Ann Robinson, 67, of Wakefield and formerly of Belmont, died on Tuesday, June 15 at her residence after a courageous battle with metastatic kidney cancer. Born in Cambridge on January 31, 1954, she was the daughter of Dorothy (Arel) Smith of Medford and the late George Smith. Susan was a graduate of Belmont High School, Class of 1971 and Northeastern University School of Nursing, Class of 1974. She retired in 2018 as a Registered Nurse in the Coronary Care Unit at Boston Medical Center. Susan loved skiing, gardening, cooking and had an artistic flair for drawing. She enjoyed traveling and spending time at the family home in Lake Winnipesaukee. Susan lived courageously with metastatic kidney cancer with the help from Dana Farber Cancer Institute...

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Michael L. Halliday

Jun 18, 2021 by

Published in the June 18, 2021 edition. BEDFORD, NH — Michael Lawrence Halliday of Bedford, NH, formerly of Wakefield, MA, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly but peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Born in Medford on March 14, 1956, he was the son of the late Wilbur (Whip) Halliday and Arda (Caputo) Halliday. Michael was the fourth of their eight children and a graduate of Wakefield High School. Michael’s tenacious and competitive spirit shined brightly as he excelled on the 1974 championship football team. Michael’s passion and love for sports were ever present at family gatherings and his unwavering loyalty to all New England sports teams. Above all things, Michael had an extraordinary love for his wife Tricia, daughters Jen and Jess, son-in-law Mikey and his large family. Michael’s engineering studies at UNH and...

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Incredible league tourney run for Warrior lax...

Jun 18, 2021 by

Host MIAA first round game today Published in the June 18, 2021 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield High boys’ lacrosse team concluded an epic run through the Middlesex League Tournament this week. The Warriors beat Lexington 9-6 in the quarterfinals before defeating rival Melrose 9-8 in overtime in the semifinals and making it to the championship game where they fell to undefeated Reading 16-4.  All three games occurred away from Landrigan Field but the 5th seeded Warriors will return home today at 4 p.m. when they host No. 12 North Reading in the first round of the Div. 2 North Tournament.  “The Middlesex League Tournament was a lot of fun,” said Wakefield head coach Tim Johnson. “Being able to compete in that type of atmosphere really warms you up for states as...

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Despite assurances of secrecy, schools released Warrior surveys...

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Published in the June 18, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — If you filled out the School Department’s survey on the Warrior logo last March, you did so in the belief that your personal information and opinions would not be shared with the public. The School Department assured you of that. “While the survey requires your full name, physical address and email address, personal information will NOT be shared with the public,” was the explicit guarantee in the survey’s introduction. (The word “NOT” was written in all caps for emphasis.) But it wasn’t true. Not if you’re age 18 or older. “We shared this information with one community member and we just want people to know that,” School Superintendent Doug Lyons admitted at a recent School Committee meeting. “We apologize that this mistake was made...

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