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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Teresa Leary, 94

Jun 16, 2021 by

Had a very quick Irish wit and loved to spend time with her family Published June 16, 2021 MELROSE — Teresa A. (Gilmartin) Leary passed away on June 13, 2021; she was 94 years of age. Teresa was born in Melrose on April 23, 1927 to the late John and Delia (Gill) Gilmartin. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary’s Grammar School and St. Mary’s High School. Teresa was a lifelong resident of Melrose and a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Church. She was a member of the “Winnie Club”, a group of St. Mary’s High School friends who named the club after Sister Winnie, a friend who joined the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus right out of high school. Mrs. Leary worked at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for 20 years in the...

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Hazel E. Cook, 88

Jun 15, 2021 by

Published in the June 15, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Hazel E. Cook, age 88, of Wakefield passed away peacefully on June 12, 2021 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House with family by her side. Born in Somerville on January 22, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Hazel Cadagan. Hazel was a graduate of Malden High School. While primarily a homemaker, Hazel held many different positions over the years to keep herself occupied. The job she was most passionate about was the many years she spent volunteering at the Wakefield Food Pantry. Hazel’s greatest joys came from spending time with her children and grandchildren. Hazel was the beloved wife of the late Calvin George Cook. She was the loving mother of Leslie Cook; Jacqueline Holland and husband, Jeremy; Calvin Cook; Jeffrey...

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Thomas and Elizabeth Callahan

Jun 15, 2021 by

Posted on June 15, 2021 WAKEFIELD — Both Thomas F. Callahan, Jr., “Tom”, 90 of Wakefield, and his wife of 66 years Elizabeth (Norton) Callahan, “Betty” died at their Wakefield home. Thomas died on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Elizabeth, just seven months later Wednesday November 18, 2020. Born in Boston on March 13, 1930, Thomas was the son of the late Thomas F. and Helen (McCarthy) Callahan. Thomas was a graduate of South Boston High School, Class of 1947 and had attended Northeastern University. Thomas was a retired Electrical Engineer in Robotics at the Artificial Intelligence Lab at M.I.T., Symbolics and LISP Machine. After retiring from M.I.T., he was one of the founders of a startup company The Thinking Machine and was instrumental in the creation of the Connection Machine Super Computer. He served...

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Elaine J. Pyburn, 87

Jun 14, 2021 by

Published in the June 14, 2021 edition. LYNNFIELD — Elaine J. Pyburn, a lifelong Lynnfield resident died Saturday, June 12 in Lynnfield at age 87. She was born in Lynn on August 24,1933 and was the daughter of the late Herman H. and Gunhild (Nordstom) Hammer. She was a graduate of Wakefield High School. A career bookkeeper, she worked for many years for the Madico Company of Woburn, and also served as bookkeeper to her family business, Arthur Pyburn and Sons, Inc. of Lynnfield. Over the years she was active in the Women’s Club of Lynnfield and was a member of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church and later a member of the Centre Congregational Church of Lynnfield. She was also a sports fan who enjoyed following her son’s sports. Mrs. Pyburn was the beloved wife...

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