• Stoneham,  Wakefield

    John G. Haggerty

    John G. Haggerty, 82 a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Tuesday November 26, at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Stoneham, July 12, 1937 he was the son of the late Thomas and Marion (Surette) Haggerty. John was a graduate of Wakefield high School class of 1956. He captained the hockey team and was a member of the baseball team. He proudly served his country towards the end of the Korean Conflict. John was a retired Lineman…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Mary E. Dahlquist

    Mary E. Dahlquist, age 89, a longtime Reading resident, died Thursday, November 28 at the Winchester Nursing Center. Born in Medford on February 28, 1930 she was the daughter of the late James J. and Anne (Lydon) Boyle. Mary was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Cheverus High School in Malden. She had lived in Malden for a period of time before making her home in Reading where she resided for more than 50 years. She also loved…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Darinka Jankovic

    Darinka Jankovic, 90, of Wakefield died on Tuesday, November 26 at the Genesis-Wakefield Center Nursing Center. Born in Foca, Bosnia on August 10, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Milan and Janja Ivanovic. Ms. Jankovic had been a Wakefield resident for the past nine years. She moved to Malden from Dubrovnik, Croatia on August 26, 1998. Ms. Jankovic was a single mother who dedicated her life to her children. She was a happy person…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Sean M. Lyons

    Sean M. Lyons, 54 of Wakefield died Wednesday, November 27 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. He was born in Malden on November 3, 1965 to the late Benjamin and Mary (Shanahan) Lyons. Sean was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Northeast Regional Vocational High School. He worked for the Local#17 as a Sheet Metal Worker. He was passionate about his vintage Ford Bronco and BMW motorcycle. He was also an avid traveler…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Donald P. “Bucko” Curran

    Donald P. Curran “Bucko”, 85, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Sunday, November 24 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Wakefield on September 6, 1934, he was the son of the late John J. and Winifred (D’Entremont) Curran. Mr. Curran was a graduate of Wakefield High School and had attended Northeastern University. He was a retired superintendent for the Wakefield Municipal Light Department, where he spent 43…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Roy M. Moore

    Roy M. Moore, died on November 13 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield. Roy was born in Revere on May 14, 1926 and was the son of the late William and Ethel Moore. He was a graduate of Tufts University, Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude in 1957. Roy joined the Undergraduate Admissions Staff of Tufts University 1958, retiring in 1990 as Associate Director. Before enrolling at Tufts, he was an able Seaman in the US Merchant Marine….

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    John B. Berriola

    John B. Berriola, of Medford, died Saturday, November 23 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Naples, Italy on Jul 31, 1926 he was the son of the late Oreste and Maddalena (Pittaluga) Berriola. Mr. Berriola was born and raised in Naples, Italy and moved to the United States at the age of 28 with his young family in tow. He raised his family in Medford and worked in food catering throughout his life. He loved to dance and was a…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Helen M. Fallica

    Helen M. Fallica, age 91, of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, died Monday, November 25 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Lynn on July 6, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Primo and Maria (Cappelletti) Ferrari. Mrs. Fallica was raised and educated in Lynn. She met her husband, the late Joseph Fallica, at Revere beach and they were married in 1950. They settled in Wakefield where they raised their family. Together, they were…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Anthony David Benedetto

    Anthony David was born on March 18, 1963 in Winchester, MA to Anthony R. and Rosella (Vittozzi) Benedetto. David grew up in Wakefield and was a 1981 graduate of Wakefield High School. While in high school, along with lifelong friend Walter Havey, David was an inaugural member of the committee which opened the first high school bank institution in the U.S.. One of his most prized accomplishments was graduating the United States Merchant Marine…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Chester E. Nightingale

    Chester Eliot Nightingale, 92, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Sawtelle Hospice House with his wife of 63 years Peggy Golding Nightingale at his side. Chet was born in Boston, the youngest son of Professor W.E. Nightingale and Mary Rowe. He was predeceased by his brother Charles and is survived by his two sisters, Erma Wiggin and Gertrude Gettel. Together with his wife, Chet raised five children. He leaves…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Judith M. Robinson

    Judith M. Robinson, 76 of Amesbury formerly of Wakefield died on Thursday, November 21 at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. Born in Boston on April 20, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Viorene (Livernois) Stiles. Mrs. Robinson attended Greenwood School and was a graduate of Nazareth Academy, Class of 1961 and Burdette College, Class of 1963. She was a retired executive assistant for Digital Corp in Bedford. Mrs….

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    John Edwards

    Born in 1929 in Milford, MA, Jack grew up in Halifax, NS with his parents John and Kathleen, stirring up trouble with his seven siblings – Margaret, Mary, Phil and Kerry, and the late Doug, Pat, and Martin. Wanting to claim his US citizenship birthright, he returned to the Boston area and lived with relatives. He joined the Army, was handed a rifle and summarily shuffled off to Korea. Having cunningly survived that conflict, serving his…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Maureen L. Keating

    Maureen “Moe” Louise Keating, 61, passed away at home on November 13th, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 10th, 1958 in Medford, Massachusetts to the late James and Marilyn (Olson) Hess. The world did not know what it was getting itself into when “Moe” made an appearance! Maureen grew up in Stoneham, Massachusetts along with her five siblings, graduating from Stoneham High School in 1976. She later went on…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Nancy M. Benecchi

    Nancy M. Benecchi, 68, of Wakefield formerly of Revere, died on Saturday, November 16 at her residence. Born in Revere on November 1, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Valder and Jeannette (Foppiano) Benecchi. Ms. Benecchi was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1969, Boston College, Class of 1973 and had received her Master’s Degree in Education for Leslie College. She was a retired Special Education Teacher for the Revere…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Chester J. Confalone

    Chester J. Confalone of Wakefield passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family on November 15, 2019. He was born on March 27, 1930 to the late Chester and Mary Confalone of Wakefield. He attended St. Joseph’s School and was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1947. He was also a proud member of the U.S. Army. Chet was a brick mason by trade and worked for many years in…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Philip A. Russo

    Philip A. Russo, 96 of Wakefield, formerly a 60 year resident of Meridian Street in Melrose died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on November 13, 2019. Born in Boston on February 20, 1923, he was the son of the late Angelo and Francesca Parlagreco. Mr. Russo was raised in East Boston. He was a graduate of East Boston High School and Northeastern University, where he earned his degree in Electrical Engineering. He served in the…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Francis A. Sousa

    Francis A. Sousa, age 95, a longtime resident of Lynnfield, died Monday, November 11, Veterans Day, at his residence. Born in Cleveland, OH on November 22, 1923 he was the son of the late Francis M. and Lillian (Faucon) Sousa. Mr. Sousa was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1942. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps., proudly serving his country during WWII, and…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Jean K. (Luciano) Camerato

    Jean K. (Luciano) Camerato December 18, 1938 – November 8, 2019 Jean K. (Luciano) Camerato died at home on Friday, November 8, 2019. Born in Wakefield, Jean was the daughter of the late Domenic and Josephine Luciano. She graduated from Wakefield High School in 1956. She worked as a purchasing agent for J.N. Phillips Glass Co. for thirty years. She enjoyed reading and crocheting. In the 1970’s Jean was a manager for the St. Joseph’s…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Peter Andrew Elliott

    Peter Andrew Elliott, Husband of Carolyn Palmerino Elliott 7/26/2971 – 11/02/2019 Peter Andrew Elliott of Stoneham, MA, passed away at his home on Saturday, November 2, 2019, All Souls Day. He was surrounded by all his family, with his cherished and devoted wife, Carolyn Palmerino Elliott, by his side. Peter had battled glioblastoma fiercely for more than two years, defying his prognosis with immeasurable courage and strength. In…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Virginia M. Fairfield

    Virginia M. Fairfield, 94, of Wakefield, died on Thursday, November 7 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Wakefield on August 12, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Althea (Packer) Eldredge. Mrs. Fairfield was raised in North Reading and lived her whole marriage life in Wakefield. She worked as a Registered Nurse for many years at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Mrs. Fairfield was a member of the Trinity Evangelical…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Emily N. Brescia

    Emily N. Brescia, age 97, of Stoneham, died Thursday, November 7 at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Boston on December 31, 1921 she was the daughter of the late Bernardo and Pasqualina (Dascoli) Colantuoni. Mrs. Brescia was raised in Everett and had been a longtime Stoneham resident. She was a member of Saint Patrick Parish and loved to cook and entertain at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Carl L….

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Michael J. Skeldon

    Michael J. Skeldon, 54, of Wakefield, Massachusetts (formerly of Kankakee, Illinois), died of complications from pancreatic cancer on Monday, November 4, at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. Born in Kankakee, Illinois, on December 23, 1964, to Judith (Jefferson) and Oran Lee Skeldon, Mike grew up surrounded by family, including parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and a younger brother, Richard. While still a child, he discovered…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    John F. “Jack” Troughton

    John F. “Jack” Troughton, of Wakefield, passed away November 5 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Somerville on November 14, 1925 he was the son of the late Walter and Sarah (Jones) Troughton. Jack was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. He enlisted in the United States Army and served during WWII, and was stationed in Japan and the Philippines. He also received his associate’s degree…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Harriet Alta Pierce Winsor

    Harriet Alta Pierce Winsor, 91, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2019 at the Sunrise Senior Living Center in Lynnfield, Massachusetts due to complications of dementia. She was the daughter of the late Louise Rush Pierce and Herbert Robbe Pierce. Harriet was born on March 12, 1928, in Montpelier, Vermont. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago in 1949 before marrying her husband, the late Donald Lee…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Louis A. Sassano

    Louis A. Sassano, age 90, of Wakefield, died Tuesday, November 5 at the CareOne in Wilmington. Born in Brooklyn, NY on April 11, 1929 he was the son of the late George and Rose (Pope) Sassano. Mr. Sassano was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and had formerly been a resident of New York City before making his home in Wakefield and raising his family. He had enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Korean…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Cynthia M. Nesbitt

    Cynthia M. Nesbitt, 68, of Reading, PA formerly of Reading, MA, Louisville, KY and Rancho Santa Margarita, CA died on Thursday, October 31 at the Reading Hospital Tower Health in Reading, PA Born in Melrose, MA on October 15, 1951, she was the daughter of Louise D. (Badaracco) McNall of Stoneham and the late Robert G. McNall. Mrs. Nesbitt was a graduate of Reading High School, Class of 1969 and Forsyth Dental School in Boston, Class of…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Robert D. Sullivan

    Robert D. “Bobby” Sullivan, age 69, of North Reading, formerly of Wakefield, died Sunday November 3 at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Boston on August 4, 1950 he was the son of the late Daniel J. and Helen F. (Murphy) Sullivan. Bobby was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1971. He was an avid freshwater fisherman and New England sports fan and loved being outdoors. He…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Francis S. Gallahue

    Francis S. “Frank” Gallahue, 82, of Wakefield died Sunday November 3, at the Oosterman’s Rest Home in Melrose. He was born in Quincy on November 18, 1936 and was the son of the late James and Marion (Foy) Gallahue. Frank was raised in Braintree and was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, Class of 1954. Along with his brother Bob, they started Gallahue’s Market in Wakefield in the 1950’s. Over time, they eventually grew the…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Robert G. Beane, “Bob”

    Robert G. “Bob” Beane, age 73, of Reading, MA died Tuesday, October 29 at his residence surrounded by his family. Born in Wakefield on June 8, 1946 he was the son of the late Leo F. and Elizabeth (Walsh) Beane. Bob was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1964 and then went on to receive his Associates Degree from Northeastern University. He also had served in the National Guard. Bob had worked as a…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Paula Louise Smith

    Paula Louise Smith, 69, of Peabody MA died peacefully October 30 surrounded by loved ones after a long struggle with melanoma. Born in 1950 in Stoneham MA, she was the youngest child of the late Anne M. (Maguire) Smith and George C. Smith. She is survived by her loving husband Paul Harty, dear sisters Susanne Smith (Frank Roderick) and Nathalie Meyfarth (George), cherished nephew Christopher Meyfarth, dear stepchildren Joseph Harty, Leigh …

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Jean C. Funk

    Jean C. Funk, 101, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Saturday, October 26 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Wakefield on December 12, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Philomenia (Krezicka) Yazinka. Mrs. Funk was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1935. She worked as a secretary for the Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Wakefield and was also a member of the Women’s Guild at the church. Mrs. Funk was…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Adrianna Conte

    Adrianna Conte, age 36, of Medford, formerly of Stoneham, died suddenly Friday, October 25. She was the daughter of the late Matthew Conte and Sandra (Durgin) Dawson. Adrianna was raised in Stoneham and had attended the Stoneham public schools. Her most cherished memories were spending time with her children, going to the beach, and writing and drawing, as she was very creative. She had a deep love and compassion for all animals. She was…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Dennis Stephan

    Dennis Stephan, age 76, of Wilmington, formerly of Wakefield and North Reading, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 22 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Medford on October 20, 1943 he was the son of the late Myles S. and Charlotte E. (Strunk) Stephan. Mr. Stephan was raised and education in North Reading before enlisting in the United States Army and serving his country during the Vietnam Era. Upon his return home he eventually…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Arthur R. Munroe

    Arthur R. Munroe, 80, of Peabody formerly of North Reading and Lynnfield, died on Monday, October 21 at his residence. Born in Lynn on September 19, 1939, he was the son of the late Angus and Adeline (Murphy) Munroe. Mr. Munroe was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1957. He served in the United States Air Force. Mr. Munroe was a former Police Officer for the Town of Lynnfield, the retired owner of Munroe Oil Burner Service in…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Ralph A. Francesconi

    Ralph A. Francesconi, 88, of Wakefield died on Monday, October 14 at his residence. Born in Revere on January 29, 1931, he was the son of the late Alexander and Mary (Federiconi) Francesconi. Mr. Francesconi was a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School in Boston, Class of 1949 and had attended Tilton Academy in New Hampshire. He worked as a salesman for General Cigar. Mr. Francesconi served in the United States Air Force during the…

  • Stoneham,  Wakefield

    Nancy F. Malonson

    Nancy F. Malonson, age 62, a longtime Wakefield resident, passed away Monday, October 14 at her residence with her family by her side. Born in Everett on November 23, 1956 she was the daughter of Paul and Anne (Gilmore) Fazzina. Nancy was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1974. While in high school, she was a standout softball player and continued playing the sport well into her 30’s by…