Obituaries

Frank J. Carew

March 23rd, 2017

Frank J. Carew, age 54, of Wilmington, formerly of Medford, died peacefully with his family at his side on March 22, 2017. Frank was the beloved husband of Christine (Kelly) Carew, loving father of Jessica and Kelli Carew all of Wilmington. Cherished son of Gloria (Lindner) Carew and the late John Carew, Jr., of Medford, dear brother of Linda Carew & husband Phil Luedee of Phippsburg, ME, Joan Markey & husband Walter of Hackettstown, NJ, Lois DiMare & husband John of Medford, MA and John Carew III of Monmouth, ME, brother-in-law of Leigh Ann & Robert Warner of Salem, MA. Frank is also survived by many nieces, nephews and his beloved dog Rosco.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, March 27th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, March 26th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Frank’s memory may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Massachusetts, 9 Erie Dr., Suite 101, Natick, MA 01760.

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Robert Francis

March 22nd, 2017

Robert Francis, age 61, of Charlestown, died peacefully on March 21, 2017. Robert was the beloved father of Nicole Montmarquet & her husband Brian of Hampstead, NH and Amanda Valentine & her late husband Tom of Haverhill. Loving “Grampy” of Matthew and Olivia, cherished son of the late William and Rose (Laudato) Francis, dear brother of Lorraine Francis and Rose Francis both of Charlestown and the late William Francis. Robert is also survived by his former wife and friend Lianne McMahan of Atkinson, NH.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, March 28th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

All are welcomed to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Robert at St. Francis de Sales Church, 303 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown, MA on Wednesday, March 29th at 10:00 a.m.

William J. Powers, Jr.

March 19th, 2017

William Joseph Powers, Jr., “Billy”, age 84, of Wilmington, formerly of Everett and Revere, died peacefully on March 18, 2017.

Billy was born on June 16, 1932 in Boston to Bill and Mary Powers. He was one of 5 siblings. Billy lived in Charlestown for a short while, Everett for over 40 years and Revere. Billy was a graduate of Everett High School.

Upon graduating from Everett High School, Billy enlisted in the Navy on January 18, 1952, serving in the Korean War. He was proud to serve his country and developed a love of travel. He “saw the world” and spoke often of the beautiful countries he saw France, Italy and Cuba just to name a few.

After the being honorably discharged from the military, Billy went to work in California driving trucks. Upon his return, he decided to enroll in “Electrical School” and to this day he still cannot change a light bulb or an electrical plug.

He then went to work “down the docks” in East Boston, South Boston and Charlestown. Billy worked as a time keeper for the Boston Longshoremen and was a member of the International Longshoremen’s Association. After over 40 years of service, Billy retired and resumed his love for travel with his companion Cathy.

Billy and Cathy loved taking cruises, going to Florida, Ireland and New Foundland.

Billy was a very active member of the Everett/Saugus Lodge of Elks #642 for over 50 years where he made many friends and enjoyed participating in the activities throughout the years.

Billy loved his family and spending time with them. He was always there to help, support or provide guidance. He loved spending time at cottages on Lake Attitash, swimming and driving the boat. He was always the first one to say “let’s have a get together” for no other reason but to spend time with his family that he loved so dearly.

He enjoyed going out to eat, dressing to the “nines”, and driving the latest model cars, especially his Infiniti. He loved his Boston sports especially the Patriots and Celtics. He even developed a love for golf even though he never picked up a golf club.

Twenty-five years ago, Billy was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease; he kept an positive, upbeat, can do attitude. He was determined that this disease was not going to hold him back from doing the things that he enjoyed, especially living down Revere Beach.

Five years ago, he moved to BayBerry Assisted Living where he made many long-lasting friendships. He also rekindled may old friendships. He enjoyed the many activities that he participated in while there, but he looked forward to “Cream Puff” Sundays with his sister Susanne the most.

To sum up Billy’s life is difficult; he was like “Norm” from Cheers where everybody knows his name. He was proud to serve his country but most of all, he loved his family and was devoted of each one of them. Billy was quite a guy who was loved and will be missed by all.

Billy was the beloved son of the late William J., Sr. and Mary Agnes (Peddle) Powers, dear brother of James F. Powers & wife Jeanne of Basehor, KS, Susanne Carbone & husband Robert of Wilmington, the late Maryann Powers and Doris Tano, loving companion of the late Cathy Darragh. Billy is also survived by many nieces, nephews, two grand-nephews and one grand-niece.

Family and friends gathered at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, March 22nd for Visitation from 9:00-10:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 11:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors followed in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers donations in William’s name may be made to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226.

Robert E. Davis

March 18th, 2017

Robert Edward Davis, age 82, of Tilton, NH, formerly of Somerville, MA, died peacefully on March 17, 2017 at the New Hampshire Veteran’s Home.

Robert was born on March 15, 1935 in Somerville, MA; he was the cherished son of the late Claude E. and Helen (Newgent) Davis. Robert grew up in Somerville and graduated from the Somerville Trade High School in 1953 where he learned the electrical trade but rumor has it that he still couldn’t change a light bulb properly. Robert was part of a large and loving family; while growing up he was very easy going and a wonderful son.

Following graduation, Robert enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on July 30, 1954. Robert proudly served his country during the Korean War for more than two years before being honorably discharged on February 27, 1957. Robert returned home to be with his family.

Robert married Elizabeth (Bosselman) Davis on June 27, 1959. The couple lived in Medfield, MA for a several years before moving to Fremont, NH in December of 1972 where they raised their children Cheryl, Robert, and Diane. Robert was a very devoted and loving father who was always there to support his children. He not only enjoyed all of the time he spent with his family but he loved spending time with extended family and friends as well. Robert loved to travel to California to spend time with his brother David and looked forward to going with his sister Nancy to her son Joe’s hockey tournaments to root him on. Most of all Robert cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren; they really were the light of his life.

Robert worked hard to provide for his family; for many years he was employed as an Engineer for the Raytheon Company. Robert worked in several locations throughout Massachusetts; his endearing personality, knowledge of his job and his outstanding work ethic made him quite successful. Robert was very well-respected in his field and after 38 years of dedicated service, he retired.

In his spare time, Robert loved to take drives in his truck, go fishing and shop on the QVC home shoppers network to find “one of a kind” bargains. Robert was also quite talented and could make crafts of all kinds that were shared with family and friends.

Robert will be fondly remembered for his strength; he persevered through many of life’s obstacles and health issues with an upbeat and positive attitude. He was always very happy, friendly and loved to have great conversations with everyone; according to Robert he had a “Happy Life”. Robert was truly “one of a kind” who will forever be missed by his family and friends.

Robert was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Bosselman) Davis, devoted father of Cheryl Marsolais & husband Timothy of Dover, NH, Robert Davis, Jr. of Rochester, NH and Diane Cook of Brentwood, NH. Loving “Gramp” of Scott Marsolais, Jason Marsolais & wife Candice and Nathan Marsolais, Amanda and Melissa Cook, Katrina Daigle & husband Jason, the late Sandra Davis and Great-Grandchildren Eliza, Alonnah, Livy, Hailey, Kaylee and Alexis. Cherished son of the late Claude E. and Helen (Newgent) Davis, dear brother of Frances Almeida of Somerville, Richard Davis & wife Kay of Quincy, Nancy Luciano of North Andover formerly of Wilmington, the late Claude E. Davis, Jr. and David Davis, brother-in-law of Judith Davis of Arizona. Robert is also survived by many nieces & nephews and their families.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, March 23rd for Visitation from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 noon. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. In lieu of flowers donations in Robert’s memory may be made to the N.H. Veteran’s Home, 139 Winter St., Tilton, NH 03276.

Anne L. Ardagna

March 16th, 2017

Anne L. Ardagna (O’Meara), age 85, of Wilmington, formerly of Somerville, passed away peacefully with her family by her side following a long illness on March 14, 2017. Anne is the beloved wife of Peter Ardagna, devoted mother of Peter L. Ardagna & his wife Nancy of Hampstead, NH, Dianne Anciello & her husband John of Andover, Joanne Spinale & her husband John of Billerica and Linda Moore & her husband James of Denver, CO, loving “Nana” of Melissa Tucker, Thomas King & his wife Kristi, Leah Anciello & her husband Matthew Davidge, Jeffrey King, Michael Anciello, Kimberly Spinale and Matthew Spinale, great-grandmother of Thomas Peter King, cherished daughter of the late Daniel and Ann (Sheehan) O’Meara, dear sister of the late Philip O’Meara and Francis O’Meara.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, March 20th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, MA. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, March 19th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Anne’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 1st Ave., Waltham, MA 02451.

Retired Wilmington Police Sergeant Donald L. Mercier

March 16th, 2017

Retired Wilmington Police Sergeant Donald L. Mercier, age 90, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2017, at the Fairview Nursing Center in Hudson, NH.

Don was born in Natick, MA on October 15, 1926; he was the cherished only son of Louis and Rose Mercier. Don was raised and educated in Chelsea, MA and was a graduate of Chelsea High School with the Class of 1944. Following graduation, Don went to work as a truck driver until he decided to join the Navy and serve the Country during WWII.

Don enlisted in the United States Navy on September 4, 1944 and entered into active service on October 17, 1944. Don served aboard the Cargo ship the USS Roxane AKA-37 in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre and was involved in the 1st Occupational Landing in Japan following their surrender during WWII. Don earned several medals and commendations including the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, American Area Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Don was honorably discharged to the U. S. Naval Reserve on June 17, 1946 and returned home to his family.

Following his return home, Don went to work as a Post Office Clerk and married his “beautiful wife” Theresa May Arsenault on June 26, 1949 at the Assumption Church in Chelsea. Don and Theresa moved to Wilmington in Oct 1952 where they bought their first home and started a family. Don was called back to active duty with the Navy and once again had to leave his family behind to serve the Country. Don was assigned to overseas duty and served aboard the USS Macon (CA-132) during the Korean War. On May 9, 1952, Don was again honorably discharged following several years of dedication to the Navy and our Country.

Don returned home to Wilmington and his family and soon became very active in the community. Don and Theresa expanded their family and raised five wonderful children; Carol, Joyce, Bob, Donna, and John. Throughout the years, Don and Theresa had a lot of fun together; they enjoyed their trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City where they would play the slots just to “try their luck”. Don also enjoyed fishing and camping with his family and their adventures in the row boats on Boston Harbor. Don had many great times with his wife, children, grandchildren and friends over the years.

Don was very “work oriented” and was born to be a “protector”; in 1956 he went to work for the Wilmington Police Department as a Patrolman; taking his job very seriously. Don worked hard also attended night school at Northeastern University in Boston where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Science. On February 20, 1967, Don received a letter from Chief Paul Lynch praising him for his work and suggesting a promotion to Sergeant. Don was promoted to Sergeant on March 1, 1967. He continued to work hard, protect the community and proudly served as a Wilmington Police Sergeant until his retirement in 1991.

Although Don was a “no nonsense” type of guy at work he also had a great sense of humor. AKA “Charley” Don will be fondly remembered as hardworking, loyal, honest, and kind; he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Donald was the beloved husband of the late Theresa May (Arsenault) Mercier, devoted father of Carol Lanni & her husband Mario of Lunenburg, Joyce Holt & her husband Cliff of Orange Park, FL, Robert “Bob” Mercier & his wife Linda of Gloucester, Donna Mercier of Everett and John Mercier & his wife Esperanza of Atkinson, NH, loving “Grampy” of Daniel Lynch, Tony Lanni, Ashley Holt, Corey Holt, Brenda Aziz, Benjamin Mercier, Isabella Mercier and great-granddaughter Brooklynn Lanni, cherished son of the late Louis O. and Rose A. (Beaule) Mercier, dear brother of the late Lillian Baquiere.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington (Rte. 62) on Monday, March 20th at 11:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, March 19th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Donald’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472

Raymond F. Robson

March 16th, 2017

Raymond F. Robson, “Gunner” and better known as “Pup” to his family and friends, age 82, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 11, 2017 at Winchester Hospital following a brief illness.

Ray was born on September 15, 1934 in Medford, MA; he was the cherished son of the late James and Grace Robson.

Ray enlisted in the Marines as a young man on November 14, 1954. He proudly served his country during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars and was honorably discharged on December 7, 1962. Although Ray enjoyed his life in the marines he gave it up to returned home to care for his family.

Ray married Ethel M. Rauseo on April 14, 1956; the couple just shared their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Ray and Ethel had many wonderful memories through their years together just enjoying their life and large family of eight children and many grandchildren.

Ray, along with Ethel enjoyed working hard and taking care of anyone and anything that came through the door; he took pride in helping others. Ray also enjoyed going on camping trips with his family, going to Canada for hockey trips and fishing. Ray’s favorite place to go was to “Red Hill” for hunting with his boys, grandsons and his nephew.

Ray and Ethel’s grandchildren were everything to them, although considered “spoiled,” they were the light of their life. The house was never quiet, just the way Ray liked it; whether it was day, night, or a weekend, Ray and Ethel always took the grandchildren and enjoyed every minute of it.

Ray will be remembered for his fun-loving personality. There will be many fun and crazy times that will never be forgotten. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. “Love Ya Pup”.

Ray is the beloved husband of Ethel M. (Rauseo) Robson, father of Diane Fanning & husband Kevin, Susan Thibeault & husband David, Raymond Robson Jr. & wife Cheryl, Robert Robson & wife Paula, Cathy Hope, Donna Elliott & husband David, John Robson & fiance Lisa and Patricia Robson, “Pup” of 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, brother of James, Richard, Arthur, Larry and Betty Robson. Ray is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, March 20th for Visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Immediately followed by a Service with Military Honors at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ray’s memory may be made to the American Lung Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Clifton A. “Cliff” Hall

March 15th, 2017

Clifton A. Hall, “Cliff”, age 56, of Londonderry, NH, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA died surrounded by his loving family on March 13, 2017, at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston following a brief illness.

Cliff was born in Medford, MA on September 2, 1960; he was the cherished son of Valerie and the late Chester Hall of Wilmington. Cliff was raised in Wilmington and attended Wilmington Public Schools; he was a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1978. Cliff was an avid athlete while growing up; he played youth soccer and was an outstanding soccer player for Wilmington High School. Cliff continued to play this sport throughout his life and was also very involved as a Wilmington Youth Soccer Coach for many years.

Following High School, Cliff went on to continue his education and earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Art Design from University of Massachusetts Lowell Campus.

Cliff was a man of many talents and a “natural” when it came to art; at the time of his death, Cliff was employed as an Art Director for the Dell Company. Cliff’s hard work and talents along with his endearing personality made him quite a success in his field.

On October 25, 1986, Cliff married the “love of his life and his best friend” Elena Giangregorio; together they raised two beautiful children Cliff Jr. and Mary. Cliff was the best husband and father; his love for his family was unconditional and he treasured every moment he spent with them. Cliff was always there to support his children, attend their school events, coach their sports, watch them grow and teach them to be wonderful adults. Cliff enjoyed playing pool with his son Cliff; they also spent hours talking sports especially football. Cliff looked forward to his “karaoke” nights with his daughter Mary where they spent countless hours belting out their favorite tunes. Cliff was quite a singer and could do a phenomenal impersonation of Neil Diamond; he even made several CD’s throughout the years including a special recording that was played at his daughter Mary’s wedding.

Cliff and Elena had a wonderful relationship and were truly devoted to each other. They loved going out with friends or just hanging out with family; no matter what they were doing they enjoyed being together.

Cliff was a man of many talents, not only was he a great athlete, artist, and singer but he was a beautiful writer who composed many wonderful poems that were shared with his family and friends. Cliff had the ability to write from the heart and express the love he felt for those around him.

Cliff will be fondly remembered for his kindness and compassion towards others; he had a huge heart and a gentle personality as well as a great smile. Cliff was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and a true friend to many; he will forever be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Cliff was the beloved husband of Elena (Giangregorio) Hall, devoted father of Clifton A. Hall, Jr. of Londonderry, NH and Mary E. Donnelly & husband William of Medford, MA. Cherished son of Valerie (Wilkes) Hall of Pelham, NH and the late Chester Hall, Jr.. Dear brother of Valerie Samuels & husband Wayne of Pelham, NH, Lesa Hall & boyfriend Chris DiCecca of Wilmington, the late Chester Hall III & his wife Sheila Hall of Royalston, and Mark Phillips & wife Dianne of Quincy. Son-in-law of Mary Giangregorio & fiancé Gus Sbrogna of Malden, brother-in-law of Ralph & Linda Giangregorio of Londonderry, NH, Adele & Michael Scenna of Saugus, Robert & Paula Giangregorio of Newburyport, Linda Giangregorio & fiancé Charles Bickford of Malden. Cliff is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and his beloved dog Nugget.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington for Visiting Hours on Friday, March 17th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. & 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Cliff’s Funeral Service will be held at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, on Saturday, March 18th at 9:30 a.m.

Jessica (Caprio) Byrnes

March 15th, 2017

Jessica (Caprio) Byrnes, age 94, of Winchester, formerly of Fresh Meadows, NY, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2017 at the Care One Wilmington.

Jessica was born on February 2, 1923, in New York, NY; she was the cherished daughter of Albert and Mary (Tripoli) Caprio of Italy. Jessica was raised in New York and graduated from Jamaica High School. She was a beautiful singer and loved music.

Jessica met and married James Joseph Byrnes in 1942. They were avid and excellent tennis players and raised their family in Fresh Meadows, NY.

Jessica worked as a bookkeeper for ILGWU for many years, living in Weymouth, before retiring. She had a rich and active social network of friends and family.

Jessica shared a special bond with her family, especially her children Jim and Susan, as well as her granddaughter Madeline. She was a wonderful mother who put her family first; always making sure they were cared for. She was able to spend all of her last years with her family and they will cherish those memories forever.

Jessica is the beloved wife of the late James Joseph Byrnes, loving and devoted mother of Dr. Susan Merenda and her late husband Guy of Winchester and James Byrnes and his wife Patricia of Tewksbury, grandmother of Madeline Merenda, dear sister of the late Rose O’Connell & her husband Eddie, special aunt of Dr.’s Pat & Bill Stueck and Liz and Jim Haldeman.

Family, friends and neighbors will gather for a Celebration of Jessica’s Life at her family home on Saturday, March 18th at 2:00 p.m.

Albert J. Spada

March 12th, 2017

Albert J. Spada, age 84, “Al”, of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly with his loving family at his side on March 11, 2017, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Al was born on January 18, 1933, in Roxbury, MA; he was the son of the late Salvatore and Anna Spada. Albert was raised and educated in Roxbury and was a graduate of Chauncy Hall School in 1952 Albert went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine at Orono in 1956 and was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity and was in the ROTC. He was discharged from the Army ROTC as a Second Lieutenant.

Albert started his career as a mechanical engineer for United Shoe Company. He later worked for the RCA when he took a position at AVCO in Wilmington. While he was hard at work and raising a family, Albert still managed to go to night school at Northeastern University in Boston where he achieved a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1969. He then worked at Stone & Webster Company throughout the 1980’s. He spent one year in Italy working on Nuclear Plant design. He retired from the Raytheon Company after proudly working on the Patriot Missile transport vehicle, and modifying it for use in Greece. Throughout his career, Albert was known not only for his incredible work ethic and tenacity. Albert was instrumental in many projects throughout the years and had four patents placed in his name including the shroud for the Apollo Moon re-entry vehicle and the Pipe Rupture Restraint mechanism for the Nuclear Power Plants. Albert’s designs were instrumental in containing the Millstone Nuclear Power plant. Albert was very proud to be a Licensed Mechanical Engineer and a member of the ASME.

After meeting at Moseley’s; Albert married his “sweetheart and best dance partner” Jennie Mottola on September 4, 1955. The couple shared over 60 years together and raised four talented daughters. Al and Jennie moved to Wilmington in 1964 and became very engrained in the community. Al was a member of The Sons of Italy for a period of time. Al’s talents were endless; he designed and built both homes that the family shared in Wilmington as well as their summer house on Cape Cod; he was a wonderful handy man who could fix just about anything. Al’s unconditional love and devotion for his family was evident in everything he did; he treasured the time they spent together and was always very proud of his daughters and grandchildren.

In his spare time, Al enjoyed being outdoors and enjoying the sunshine and fresh air; he could be found golfing, bicycling, fishing, or going quagging in Eastham. Al loved to dance with his beautiful wife Jennie every chance they got and he enjoyed playing chess with his grandchildren.

Al will be fondly remembered as a “gentleman” with a huge heart who would do anything for anyone. Al was kind, caring, hardworking, loyal, and loving; he will forever be missed by all who loved him.

Albert is the beloved husband of Jennie V. (Mottola) Spada, devoted father of Janice E. Spada, D.M.D. of Marlboro, MA, Lorraine Jacintho & her husband Scott of Las Vegas, NV, Laura Baptiste & her husband Carl of Pittstown, NJ and Elizabeth A. DiStefano & her husband Gino of Wilmington, loving “Pop Pop” of Alexandra Horne, Carl H. Baptiste, Emilio and Lisetta Jacintho, Nicholas, Quintin and Leonardo DiStefano, cherished son of the late Salvatore and Anna (Murdocca) Spada, dear brother of the late Rocco, Joseph, Frank and John Spada, Rose Garzone and Theresa Senesi, brother-in-law of Anna Spada, Mary Spada, Carl & Angelina Rappoli and Josephine Dolly Silva. Albert was the son-in-law of the late John and Michelina Mottola, brother-in-law of the late Anne & Paul Peters, Millie & Bob Bosco, Anthony Silva and Anthony Mottola. Albert is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, March 16th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main St. (Rte. 38), Woburn at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 15th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Albert’s name may be made to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Office of Philanthropy, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805.