Wakefield Obituaries

John F. Lynch, 69

Posted by on May 12, 2021 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on John F. Lynch, 69

An animal lover who cherished his dogs Published May 12, 2021 WAKEFIELD — John F. “Jackie” Lynch, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at age 69. Jack was born in Boston on May 7, 1951, son of the late George J. and Mary Margaret (A’Hearn) Lynch. Jack was an animal lover who cherished his dogs. He was very proud of his Irish heritage. Jack enjoyed his work in property maintenance for Most Blessed Sacrament Church, and for Antiques at...

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Arda A. Halliday, 90

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Known for her beautiful smile, kindness and love for everyone Published May 12, 2021 NAPLES, Fla. — Arda Antonia (Caputo) Halliday, 90, of Bourne and Naples, Fla., formerly of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving family on May 8, 2021. Born in Revere January 30, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Marciano and Louisa (DeMarco) Caputo. Arda was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1948. She met the love of her life and future husband at a football game as a...

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Michael Campanella, 56

Posted by on May 10, 2021 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Michael Campanella, 56

Published in the May 10, 2021 edition. AUBURN, N.H. — Michael J. Campanella, 56, of Auburn, N.H. passed away on May 6, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Winchester on April 27, 1965, he was the son of Vincent and Claire (Palumbo) Campanella. He was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, where he was Vice President of his fraternity. He worked as a software engineer...

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Barbara Call, 75

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Published in the May 10, 2021 edition. MELROSE — Barbara Ann Call, age 75 of Melrose formerly of Wakefield, died Thursday, May 6 at the CareOne Wilmington nursing home. Born in Stoneham on May 22, 1945 she was the daughter of the late Thomas Widell and Ann (Early) Ollis. Barbara was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1963. The day after graduation, she and her high school sweetheart, Robert W. Call, ran off and got married. The two settled in Wakefield and...

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Alice M. Dow Brazier, 88

Posted by on May 7, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Alice M. Dow Brazier, 88

Published in the May 7, 2021 edition. DERRY, NH — Alice M. Dow Brazier passed away with family by her side on March 24, 2021 at the age of 88, at Parkland Medical Center in Derry, NH. Alice was born on December 5, 1932 in Lynn, MA. Alice was the late daughter of Cleta Moore and John Moore. Alice was predeceased by two brothers John and Alden Moore. Alice married Edward Dow (1949-1990, div) and the two raised their family in Wakefield Massachusetts. Alice was the beloved mother of...

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Jean M. Mulhern

Posted by on May 6, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Jean M. Mulhern

Published in the May 6, 2021 edition. LYNN — Jean M. Mulhern, of Lynn, passed away at home in the care of hospice on May 3. Jean was born on Feb 22, 1954 in Boston to Bradford and Isabel Mulhern. She grew up in Wakefield, Ma. where she was active in multiple sports. After attending Mass College of Art, Jean began a 10-year career at Boston City Hospital, where she was a member of the first class of women to serve on Health and Hospitals ambulances. She then began...

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Bernice McDonald, 98

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Published in the May 6, 2021 edition. READING — Bernice (Sheridan) Cronin McDonald, a long time resident of Reading, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 1, with her beloved family at her bedside. The beloved wife of the late Richard “Dick” Cronin and the late Bernard “Bernie” McDonald, Bernice was ninety eight years of age. Born and raised in Wakefield, “Bernie” was the daughter of the late George and Nellie (Qualters) Sheridan. After graduating from Wakefield High School and working in Boston for a brief time, Bernie enlisted in...

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Russell Jeffery, M.D.

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Published in the May 4, 2021 edition. READING — Russell L. Jeffery, M.D., of Reading, passed away at home on Saturday, May 1, surrounded by his loving family. Dr. Jeffery was a caring and conscientious physician, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and a devoted friend. He cherished spending time with his family and took care to stay current with events in the lives of all those he loved. He was always available for advice and comfort; “Poppa” stayed busy sharing his wisdom, compassion and humor. Dr....

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Denise McHale, 82

Posted by on May 4, 2021 in Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Denise McHale, 82

Published in the May 4, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Denise M. McHale, age 82 of Wakefield, formerly of Stoneham, died on Sunday May 2 at the Greenwood Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born in Stoneham on May 21, 1938 and was the daughter of the late John J. and Elizabeth (Casey) Donovan. Denise was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1956 and earned her B.A. from Salem State College in 1960. She went on to earn her certificate in social work and worked as a Case...

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Vincent Murdocca, Sr., 82

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Published in the May 4, 2021 edition. MALDEN — Vincent F. Murdocca, Sr. a longtime resident of Malden, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 82. Vincent was born in East Boston on August 10, 1938; one of three children of the late Peter and Helen (Polignone) Murdocca. He was raised in East Boston, graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in the North End, and served his country honorably in US Coast Guard. After receiving an honorable discharge, he was married to Rosemarie R....

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