Obituaries

Ratanben B. (Varmora) Patel

April 25th, 2017

Ratanben B. (Varmora) Patel, age 55, of Wilmington, passed away surrounded by her loving family on April 22, 2017.

Ratanben is the beloved wife of Bhikhabhai S. Patel, loving mother of Mital and Khusbu, grandmother of Suraj, Shivani and Kashvi, daughter of the late Mahadev and Kunverben (Sanghani) Varmora. Ratanben is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Memorial Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, April 25th from 5:00 -7:00 p.m.

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Richard J. “Coot” Ceres

April 19th, 2017

Richard J. Ceres, fondly known as “Coot” to his family and friends, of Wilmington, formerly of East Rutherford, NJ, passed away on April 18, 2017 at the Winchester Hospital. He was 82 years old.

Richard was born on July 18, 1934 in Lyndhurst, NJ; he was the son of the late Margaret (Griffin) and Harry Ceres. Richard was raised in Lyndhurst and East Rutherford; graduating from East Rutherford School System.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army on September 23, 1954 and proudly served during the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. Richard was on active duty for two years before his honorable discharge from active duty and his transfer to the Army Reserves on September 12, 1956.

Richard married “the love of his life” Eileen C. (Monahan) Ceres in 1970; the couple settled in East Rutherford, Bergan County, NJ, where they lived for more than forty-five years and raised three wonderful children. Always helping others; Richard became very active in the Community of East Rutherford where he served as Councilman for 21 years, was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department serving as the Fire Commissioner “the Comish” for over 13 years, and was very active in Little League; volunteering as a coach and manager for countless years.

Richard owned and operated his own plumbing business; his impeccable work ethic, great people skills, honesty and fairness towards his customers made him quite a success throughout the years.

Richard was a true family man; taking care of his family was his main priority and he looked forward to the times they spent together. Richard was an avid cook and he was known as the “Weekend Warrior” in the kitchen cooking everyone’s favorite meals. When not helping others, Richard enjoyed golfing, fishing and sports; especially his beloved New York Giants where he was a season ticket holder for many years.

Richard will be remembered as an “all around great guy”, he was always giving of his time and talents to help others and his community. Richard’s love for his family and friends was unconditional and he always beamed with pride as he spoke of his children and grandchildren. Richard was truly one of a kind and will forever be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Richard was the beloved husband of Eileen C. (Monahan) Ceres, devoted father of Thomas W. Ceres & his companion Darlene Kelley of Wilmington, Megan Ceres of Rye Brook, NY and Patrick Ceres & his wife Kristine of Blairestown, NJ, loving “Papa” of Emma and Brendan Ceres, cherished son of the late Margaret (Griffin) and Harry Ceres, dear brother of Ruth Milano & her husband Joseph of Wayne, NJ, the late William Ceres and Harry Ceres. Richard is also survived by his sister-in-law Eugenia Ceres of FL, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Sunday, April 23rd from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service with Military Honors at 1:30 p.m.

Memorial donations in Richard’s name may be made to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226.

Barbara Mucci Reardon

April 19th, 2017

Barbara A. Mucci-Reardon (Wheeler), age 77, formerly of Wilmington, MA, passed away on October 25, 2016. 
 
She was born in Melrose, MA on July 26, 1939; she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Elsie (Lord) Wheeler, and was raised and educated in Reading, MA; graduating from Reading High School with the Class of 1957.

Barbara was the wife of the late John A. Mucci, and is survived by her children Cynthia Twombly & husband Brian of Billerica and John Mucci & wife Michelle of Woburn, her grandchildren Courtney Meaney & husband Michael, Kevin Twombly, Matthew Twombly, Emily  Mucci, and Great-granddaughter Alison Meaney.  She was the sister of Bruce Wheeler, Clyde “Buddy” Wheeler both of Lawrence, Judi Bowen of Tewksbury, Lynette Wheeler of Fremont, NH, and Robert Wheeler of South Boston. Barbara is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

All are welcome to attend a Celebration of Life service for Barbara to be held at the Wilmington Congregational Church, 220 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, on Saturday, April 29th at 11:00 am. Reception will be held immediately following the Service.

Marjorie “Midge” Mosher

April 18th, 2017

Marjorie G. Mosher (Twohig) “Midge”, age 81, of Lawrence, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on April 4, 2017.

Midge was the beloved wife of the late George Mosher, devoted mother of Scott Mosher and his wife Janis of Hampstead, NH, Karen Mosher of Stratham, NH, and Steven Mosher and his wife Robin of Ossipee, NH. Loving Grandmother of Allan, Heather, Kimberly, Brendon, Connor, Ethan, and Karlee. Cherished daughter of the late George and Alice Joyce (Harvey) Twohig, dear sister of George Twohig of Wilmington.

A long-time employee of Sweetheart Plastics where she headed up the Telecommunications Department, Midge could truly be described as an unsung hero in the community. In the late sixties and early seventies, she and her husband George volunteered countless hours at the town Drug Center counseling troubled youngsters and perhaps her proudest accomplishment came in 1978, with the opening of the Wilmington Regional Health Center, in which she played a pivotal role.

In her spare time, Midge enjoyed square dancing, birdwatching, summers spent with family and friends at Shawtown Family Camping (now Danforth Bay RV Park) and, of course, lots of hugs and kisses from her grandkids and great grandkids.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, May 5th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Graveside Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marjorie’s name may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P. O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Major John A. Harrison

April 18th, 2017

In memory of Major John Alexander Harrison, US Army, Ret., age 61, who passed with his loving family by his side on April 13th, 2017 in Annapolis, MD.

John was born on February 6th, 1956 in Medford, Massachusetts. A natural athlete, John excelled in a number of sports. He was accepted to West Point, where his athleticism led to a distinguished ice hockey career. Not only is he in the top 10 all-time scorers in Army’s history, John also holds the unique honor of having been Army’s most penalized player in a single season. He was an Airborne Ranger, an Army Aviator, and a man of unparalleled integrity.

John was a man who lived life on his own terms, enjoyed a rare steak, lived and breathed for the Boston Red Sox, and refused to listen to anything other than Classic Rock. He was the most aggressive Jeopardy watcher that ever existed. He was a true man’s man with the biggest heart and gentlest soul, and was a friend to anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. He was a loving family man, who devoted his life to his three girls. Handsome, witty, smart, and kind, John was the man everyone depended upon – he was an exceptional human being.

John was preceded in death by his mother, Audrey Harrison, and survived by his wife Kathleen, his daughters Erin and Paige, his father Edward Harrison, his siblings Ed Harrison and wife Dolly, MaryJane Langone and husband Joseph, Beth Hoehn and husband Rich and several nieces and nephews. He was loved by all, and made an indelible mark on all who knew him.

Family and friends will gather for John’s Visitation on Thursday, April 27th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA. John’s Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 28th at 10:00 a.m. in the Wilmington Congregational Church, 220 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. A celebration of life for John will also be held in the DC/Metro area in May.

In lieu of flowers, we are kindly requesting a donation be made to Army Hockey Athletics in John’s memory. A GoFund Me page has been set up as details surrounding the exact charity are finalized in his honor.

Janice A. Bennett

April 18th, 2017

Janice A. Bennett (Maxfield), age 73, of Wilmington, passed away following a lengthy illness on April 6, 2017.

Janice was born on September 22, 1943 in Holyoke, MA. She was raised in Westfield, MA and graduated from Sherwood Music School.

Janice was a talented piano player; she learned to play when she was three years old. Janice was able to share her love of the piano by teaching many others to play.

Janice moved to Wilmington in the 1970’s where she lived for many years.

Janice is the devoted mother of Darrell Maxfield of Weymouth and Debbe Zwahlen and her husband Ron of Wilmington, loving “Meme” of Alyssa and Derek Zwahlen, dear sister of Sue Debisschop and her husband Bob of Springfield and the late Ronnie Bennett. Janice is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, April 22nd from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Maureen J. Buckley

April 18th, 2017

Maureen J. Buckley (Fullerton), age 63, of Orange, MA formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA died unexpectedly at home on April 13, 2017.

Maureen was born on October 30, 1953 in Cambridge, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late John J. and Dorothy (Pacheco) Fullerton. Maureen was raised in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School.

Maureen was the beloved mother of Crystal Buckley and her fiance Timothy White of Belmont, NH, Holly Buckley of Orange, MA, and the late John J. Fullerton-Buckley. Loving ‘Nana” of Jordan Buckley, Jenna White and Landin White. Dear sister of Walter Fullerton of Lowell, Paul “Fully” Fullerton and Gale Judd both of Wilmington, David Fullerton and Robert Fullerton of Orange, the late John “Jackie” Fullerton and Patrick K. Fullerton, Sr. Maureen is also survived by her former husband Barry Buckley as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, April 21st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, on Saturday, April 22nd at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Maureen’s memory may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.

Patricia J. (Talbot) Huber

April 14th, 2017

Patricia J. (Talbot) Huber, age 82, of Colorado Springs passed away peacefully on April 11th, 2017.  Patricia and her family moved from Malden to Wilmington in 1964.  After her husband passed away in 2013, she moved to Colorado Springs, CO to be near her daughter and grandchildren.  She was the beloved wife of the late Lloyd V. Huber. She was the loving mother of Dawn Coy-Medeiros and her husband Tony of Colorado Springs, CO and the late Scott F. MacGillivary.  She was the cherished grandmother of Tanner Scott Coy & Ian Ross Coy both of Colorado Springs, CO and Adora Taylor Coy of Eugene, OR. Patricia was the great-grandmother of Aidan Coy of Colorado Springs, CO and Oliver Beaird of Eugene Oregon. She was the daughter of the late William R. Jr. and Eleanor (Hibbard) Talbot.  Patricia was the dear sister of Barbara Groom of Tewksbury and the late William R. Talbot III.  Patricia is also survived by several nieces and nephews.   She enjoyed gardening, and was an excellent cook and baker to which those of us who were the lucky recipient of all the wonderful goodies can attest.

Family and friends will gather for visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, April 21st at from 11:00-1:00 p.m. immediately followed by a funeral home service at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

Carol J. (Fahey) Wiberg

April 12th, 2017

Carol J. (Fahey) Wiberg, age 83, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on April 11th, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late David Wiberg, loving mother of Janet Godfrey & her husband Brian of Salem, NH, Rebecca Vandeventer & her husband Larry of Windham, NH, Douglas Wiberg & his wife Cherie of Middleton and Jonathan Wiberg & his wife Lori of Brentwood, NH, cherished grandmother of Andrew Godfrey & his wife Natalie, Kyle Godfrey, Sarah, Emily & Amy Vandeventer, Heather Moore, Dylan, Krista, Samantha and Jacob Wiberg, daughter of the late Fred and Mary (House) Fahey, dear sister of Nancy Husted-Jenson of Narragansett, RI, Susan Morgese of Wilmington and the late Chuck Fahey.  Carol is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held privately.

Memorial donations in Carol’s name can be made to the VNA of Middlesex-East to benefit the Sawtelle Hospice House, 320 Haverhill Street, Reading, MA  01867.

Derek M. DeRosa

April 11th, 2017

Derek M. DeRosa, age 27, of Billerica, passed away suddenly on April 10th, 2017.  Beloved son of Mary-Ellen (Tucker) DeRosa of Billerica & her partner Donald Rabidou of Rindge, NH and Joseph DeRosa & his wife Sue of Merrimack, NH. Dear brother of Nichole Denahey & Danielle Venezia, both of Nashua, Joseph DeRosa III, Dawn DeRosa, Mallory DeRosa & Michael DeRosa, all of Billerica and Joseph Jobotte of Holbrook. Step son of Michael Jabotte of Holbrook.  Derek is also survived by his girlfriend Jenelle Tucker and her son Gavin of Charlestown as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather for a funeral service at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, April 15th at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, April 14th, from 4-8.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to https://www.gofundme.com/Derek-DeRosa-memorial-fund.