• Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Kenneth A. Petrillo

    Kenneth A. Petrillo, of Wakefield, died on Monday, July 15. Son of the late Natalie and Nino Petrillo of East Boston. Beloved husband of Marcia Fabiano. Step-father of Christina Ryan and her husband Jay of Boxford. Loving Papa of Regan and Rory Ryan. Brother of Therese Pagano and her husband Clint of Kissimmee, Florida. Also survived by many cousins and godchildren. Ken was a longtime Vice President of Builder Sales for Boston Ship…

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    Brown, Barbara

    Barbara (Delson) Brown 87, of Malden, formerly of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Windsor, Ontario. Entered Eternal Rest July 13, 2019. Devoted wife of…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Margaret Regina Murphy

    Margaret Regina (Hunt) Murphy, 84, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Regina was born in Boston on August 24, 1934 to the late William and Delia (Biesty) Hunt. She graduated from Mission Hill High School and received an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Champerlayne Junior College. She was a retired Customer Service Representative for Shawmut…

  • Wakefield

    Lynne P. Pesce, 71

    Published in the July 1, 2019 edition. NEW HARBOR, Maine — Charles ‘Gil’ Reynolds, 90, passed away peacefully at his home in New Harbor with his loving family on June 15, 2019. Gil was born on Oct. 16, 1928 in Somerville, Mass. to Charles F. Reynolds and Mary K. Cuttle. Gil was predeceased by his son, Keith; brothers, William and Leo; and daughter-in-law, Mary. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mae C. Reynolds of New Harbor, Maine and Delray Beach, Fla.; sons, Thomas of Kissimmee, Fla….

  • Wakefield

    Jacqueline A. Mahoney, 68

    Published in the July 1, 2019 edition. LYNNFIELD – Lynne P. Pesce, 71 of Lynnfield, formerly of Lynn died Friday night, June 28, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Lynn, November 7, 1947 she was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Phyllis (Lowe) Kesler. Lynne was a graduate of Lynn English High School Class of 1965 and Chandler Business School Class of 1967. She was retired from Spagnollo Gisness Associates Architectural as the Office Manager. Lynne was affect…

  • Wakefield

    William Burke High, 82

    U.S. Navy veteran survived the infamous ‘Murmansk Run’ WAKEFIELD — Augustine (Faustino) P. Boccelli, 96, a member of “The Greatest Generation,” passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019. He died peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Wakefield, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the start of WWII. He served with honor in the elite Naval Armed Guard, and survived four North Atlantic Crossings, including the infamous “Murmansk Run”. A master carpenter by trade, “Gus” marrie…

  • Wakefield

    Charles Reynolds, 90

    Published in the July 1, 2019 edition. READING — William Burke High, 82, of Reading, Friday, June 28. Husband of the late Della (Moore) High. Son of the late Ernest and Mary (Burke) High. Brother of the late Ann (High) Mahoney. Father of Ann Norton and her husband Paul and Timothy High and his wife Amy. Step-father of Marci Silvano and her husband David. Grandfather of Ryan High, Margaret Norton, Abigail and Margaret High, Michael and Michaila Silvano and the late Matthew Silvano. Great grand…

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    Paul D. Doucette, Jr., 77

    Enjoyed running and was most proud of completing the Boston Marathon Published July 10, 2019 AMESBURY — Susan Anne Grilk, 68, of Amesbury, formerly of Wakefield, died July 7, 2019 at her residence. Born in Melrose on August 21, 1950 she was the daughter of the late Louis T. and Mary Alice (McGowan) Grilk. Susan was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Merrimack College. Upon graduation, she embarked on a long career …

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    Augustine P. Boccelli, 96

    Published in the July 3, 2019 edition. NEWTON, N.H. — Paul D. Doucette, Jr., 77, of Newton and a former longtime resident of Wakefield, Mass., passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 27, 2019 after an extended illness. He was born in Reading, Mass. on April 9, 1942, a son of the late Paul, Sr. and Mary B. (Boudreau) Doucette. Paul was raised in Reading and graduated from Reading High School. He married his wife, the late Mary Grace (Driscoll) Doucette in the summer of 1968 and they sett…

  • Wakefield

    James C. Donahue, Jr., 71

    Published in the July 12, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Jean M. Burke, 84, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Wakefield on July 31, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Marie (Hovak) Whitford. Mrs. Burke was born and raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1952. She married the late Ralph J. Burke and together they raised their family of six and grew the family …

  • Wakefield

    Constance C. Murray, 86

    Published in the July 11, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — James C. (”Crunch”) Donahue, Jr., 71, passed away peacefully surrounded by his three sons on July 9, 2019. Son of the late James C. Donahue, Sr. (Wakefield Auxiliary Police) and F. Elizabeth (Sawler) Donahue and brother of the late Gloria E. (Donahue) Martin. James is survived by his sister Nancy M. Donahue, ex-wife Linda L. Donahue (Janiak), son Matthew, his wife Kimberly and their children Asher and Shaia; son James, his wife Allison and t…

  • Wakefield

    Susan Anne Grilk, 68

    Published in the July 11, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Constance C. (Govostes) Murray, 86, of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at her residence. Born in Boston on November 3, 1932, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary E. (Mhoon) Govostes. Mrs. Murray graduated Everett High School in 1949. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1976. Mrs. Murray was the former owner of Superior Auto Body in Somerville. She was an animal lover and as well as an avid reader and gardener. S…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Virginia M. Kautz

    Virginia M. Kautz (Virgie), 84, of Lynnfield, MA and Naples, FL died on Thursday, July 11 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, MA after a most valiant effort to recover from emergency surgery and ensuing health struggles. In her usual manner, she applied the courage, determination, and zest for life she was known for to the very end. We thank the extraordinary Lahey nurses and surgeons for their heroic efforts. Born in Lynn on…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Jean M. Burke

    Jean M. Burke, age 84, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Wednesday, July 10 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Wakefield on July 31, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Marie (Hovak) Whitford. Mrs. Burke was born and raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1952. She married the late Ralph J. Burke and together they raised their family of six and grew the family…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Constance C. Murray

    Constance C. (Govostes) Murray, 86, of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, July 9 at her residence. Born in Boston on November 3, 1932, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary E. (Mhoon) Govostes. Mrs. Murray graduated Everett High School in 1949. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1976. Mrs. Murray was the former owner of Superior Auto Body in Somerville. She was an animal lover and as well as an avid reader and gardener. She…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Susan Anne Grilk

    Susan Anne Grilk, age 68, of Amesbury, formerly of Wakefield, died July 7 at her residence. Born in Melrose on August 21, 1950 she was the daughter of the late Louis T. and Mary Alice (McGowan) Grilk. Susan was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School and went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree from Merrimack College. Upon graduation, she embarked on a long career in education, which began at the Tower School,…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Barbara D. Penniston

    Barbara D. Penniston, 91, of Lynnfield, died on Thursday, July 4th at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. Born in Boston on March 4, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Augustus F. and Margaret E. (Bolger) Lee. Mrs. Penniston was raised and educated in Chelsea, MA. She had been a Lynnfield resident for over 40 years. Mrs. Penniston was a retired alarm operator for Wells Fargo in Chelsea. She was a member of the Lynnfield Art Guild…