Obituaries

Giovanna Laurora

June 20th, 2022

Giovanna Laurora (Caruso), passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at the age of 88.

The daughter of the late Guisseppe and Maria (Pernorio) Caruso of Italy; she came to the United States at the age of 21 with her family seeking a better and peaceful life.

As a longtime resident of Somerville, MA, she raised two loving daughters and enjoyed the company of her sisters and close friends for many years,

The lights of her life were without questions her grandchildren. She was incredibly proud of their personal accomplishments and commitment of maintaining strong family connections. She will be warmly remembered for her love of floral gardens, her collection of porcelain dolls and her affection for animals of any kind, especially her grand dog “Bentely”. And even through she was a full-blooded Italian, her nearly lifelong love for St. Patrick’s Day will forever bring a smile to all that shared her love for everything green.

Giovanna is predeceased by her grandson Thomas Morrissette and her sister Rosalia. She is survived by her devoted daughters Angela Laurora of Revere, MA and Annamaria Morrissette and her husband Geno of Manchester, NH. Holding her memory close to their hearts are her sisters Lena, Antionetta, and Pierra, grandsons James Johnson and his wife Melissa of Concord, NH, Kevin Johnson of Saugus, MA, and granddaughter Kali Morrissette of Manchester, NH; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Saturday, June 25th at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Giovanna’s memory to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA; please visit our website for updated Service information and to leave a condolence message at www.nicholsfuneralhome.com.

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Joan I. (Malek) Medbery

June 23rd, 2022

Joan I. (Malek) Medbery, age 87, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away at home on June 21, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

Joan was born on November 17, 1934, in Chelsea, MA; she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Imelda (Francis) Malek. Joan was raised in Chelsea as part of a large, loving family; she graduated from Chelsea High School.

Joan moved to Wilmington in the early 1960’s, where she raised her four boys: Ralph, Mark, Richard, and Peter. Joan was a devoted mother who loved spending time with her children. She loved taking the kids camping, organizing family gatherings, and hosting special holidays.

Joan worked as a Saleswoman at Sears & Roebuck in the boy’s department for many years. She had a great fashion sense, and her children were always impeccably dressed. Joan loved chatting with her customers and made many friends throughout the store.

Joan had a passion for dancing; she danced every Friday night until she was eighty-five. If it wasn’t for the pandemic limitations, she still would have been dancing. Joan loved a wide array of music; from the Irish Tenors to Bruno Mars, she appreciated a good beat. Joan “scooped up” her sweetheart and dance partner, the late Charlie Beagan, at a dance and the two were inseparable until his passing in 2021.

Joan enjoyed Wilmington; she looked forward to the 4th of July celebrations on the Common, the Memorial Day Parades and her daily walks around Rotary Park.

Joan was a loving mother, “Nana” and friend to many. She will be missed by her family and friends.

Joan was the devoted mother of Ralph Medbery & his wife Maria of Salem, NH, Mark Medbery of Wilmington, Richard Medbery of Florida, Peter Medbery of Fitchburg, and the late Glen Medbery, loving “Nana” of Pavel Medbery, Misha Medbery, Katie Patterson & her husband Justin, Brandon Medbery and Cameron Medbery, “Great-Nana” of Miles, Kameron, and Aubrey, dear sister of Dorothy Dobbins of Kingston, MA, John Malek of San Jose, CA, Stanley “Duke” Malek of Wilmington, the late Katherine D’Esposito, Lorraine Mazzoni and Susan Malek. Joan 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 Tuesday, June 28th at 9:00 a.m. immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, June 27th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Joan’s name may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Kelly-Ann M. (Dyer) Hartley

June 23rd, 2022

Kelly-Ann M. (Dyer) Hartley, age 53, of North Reading, passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 22, 2022, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Kelly-Ann was the beloved wife of David W. Hartley, devoted mother of Charles Joseph “C.J.” Dyer of North Reading, stepmother of Philip Hartley of Virginia, Ethan Hartley & his wife Rebecca of Cranston, RI, and Rachel Hartley of Harrisburg, PA, cherished daughter of Charles L. Dyer of Reading and the late Barbara A. (Keeling) Dyer, sister of Crystal Matthews of Reading and the late Lisa Marie Poirier. Kelly-Ann is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, June 27th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will take place at Riverside Cemetery, 171 Elm Street, North Reading, on Tuesday, June 28th at 1:30 p.m.

Memorial donations in Kelly-Ann’s name may be made to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. nicholsfuneralhome.com

Joseph J. Castronovo, Sr.

June 23rd, 2022

Joseph J. Castronovo, Sr., “Joe”, age 80, of Tewksbury, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away in his home on June 22, 2022 with the love of his life, Christine, by his side.

Joe was born on January 12, 1942, in Boston, MA; he was the son of the late Salvatore and Josephine (Lagrassa) Castronovo. Joe was raised in the North End of Boston and graduated from Charlestown High School.

Joe learned the electrical trade and worked in the Charlestown Naval Shipyard on submarines. He enlisted in the Army National Guard and on June 21, 1959, Joe was called for the Cuban Missile Crisis at the Bay of Pigs. Joe served on active duty for six months before returning to the National Guard. He completed his service and was honorably discharged on February 25, 1963.

Joe returned home and continued his electrical career; he was extremely knowledgeable and loved his job. Joe made many friends throughout his years as an electrician. He worked for several companies before being hired as an electrical supervisor at Brandeis University. Joe was very well-respected; he was known for his dedication and being a reliable source of information. After many years at Brandeis, Joe retired.

Joe’s family was most important to him; he married Christine H. (Judge) Castronovo on September 19, 1975; they moved to Wilmington, where they raised their children, John, Michelle, and Joseph, Jr. Joe loved being a dad; he looked forward to spending time with them, whether it was attending their sports, or a family holiday, Joe was there. Joe was so proud when he became “Papa” to his grandchildren; he thought it was a privilege to have the name Papa and loved every minute he spent with them.

In his spare time, Joe enjoyed being “Mr. Fix-It”; there wasn’t anything Joe couldn’t fix. Joe’s children always said, “if Dad can’t fix it, no one can.” He enjoyed the challenge of miraculous repairs. Joe also loved to paint, especially lawn statues. He was so proud of his work and loved to show off his creative talents. Joe also enjoyed his trips to the casino; win or lose, Joe always knew how to have a good time.
Joe will be remembered for his kind and loving personality. He will be missed by his loving family.

Joe was the beloved husband of Christine H. (Judge) Castronovo, devoted father of John Mullowney & his fiancé Iraska of Lynn, Michelle Bodoin & her husband Steve of Dunstable, and Joseph Castronovo, Jr. & his wife Nicole of Merrimack, NH, loving “Papa” of Lyric, Brooke, Brayden, Brianna, Christopher, Cameron, Caitlin, Joey III, and Jillian, dear brother of Connie Castronovo of Wilmington and the late Mary Barysky & her late husband Peter and the late Carlo Castronovo & his late wife Kathy. Joe 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, June 27th at 9:00 a.m. immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, June 26th from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Joe’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Garry A. Patz

June 20th, 2022

Garry Allen Patz, age 66, of Wilmington, passed away on June 18, 2022, at Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Garry was born on May 29, 1956, in Winthrop, MA; he was the cherished son of the late Edward M. Patz, Sr. and Geraldine E. (Marks) Patz. Garry was a longtime resident of East Boston and throughout his life he stayed closely connected with all his childhood friends. He graduated from East Boston High in June of 1974. Garry went on to further his education at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown where he earned an Associates Degree in Radiologic Technology.

Garry was married to the love of his life, Debbie for 33 years. They have one son, Zachary “Zack”, who was the light of Garry’s life. Garry and Debbie made their home in Wilmington for the last 29 years; Garry loved his community and the countless friends he made there.

Garry’s family was his number one priority, and he treasured the good times they spent together. Garry looked forward to heading North to their campsite in Rochester, NH, where he enjoyed being out on the lake in his canoe and their trips South to Anna Maria Island in Florida where he soaked up the sun and sand on Bradenton Beach. Garry was a typical jokester with a great sense of humor; he loved to pull pranks on the family and just wanted everyone around him to have a great time.

Garry was a hard worker, following a 40+ year career initially working as an X-Ray Technician in various hospitals, he then transferred to Digital Informatics /PACS in Radiology which he loved. Garry retired in 2013 from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center where he was a valued employee and a great friend to many.

Garry joined the Wilmington Friendship Lodge of Masons and became a member of Aleppo Shriners in Wilmington. Garry enjoyed volunteering his services whenever he was medically able; this was something that he truly loved! The two organizations meant so much to him and he made some really good friends along the way.

In his spare time, Garry enjoyed watching movies, building computers which he was a “natural” at, watching his Fox News to stay up on current events, and trying his green thumb with gardening. He loved teaching and studying photography in his early years and more recently picked up his camera again. Garry saw the beauty of what life has to offer through his camera lens and shared his photos with others.

Garry will be fondly remembered as a “great guy” who was a lot of fun and would do anything for anyone. He loved his family and friends unconditionally and will forever be in their hearts.

Garry was the beloved husband of Deborah J. (Powers) Patz and devoted father of Zachary Patz both of Wilmington, dear brother of Frances (Patz) Craig and her husband Robert of Danvers, Edward M. Patz, Jr. and his wife Linda of Baton Rouge, LA and Elizabeth (Patz) Vitale and her husband Michael of Salem, NH. Garry is also survived by his dearest cousin E. Marsha Elixson of Concord, GA, his cherished friends Paul Merritt and Mario Simons as well as his large extended family of cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Garry’s family would like to extend their sincerest thank you to the staff in the NCCU Unit at the Lahey Hospital in Burlington for their kindness, compassion and care for Garry and their family.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Thursday, June 23rd for Visitation from 1:00-4:30 p.m. followed by a Service to Celebrate Garry’s life at 5:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Garry’s memory to G-Pact (Gastroparesis), 185-132 Newberry Commons, Etters, PA 17319 or visit www.g.pact.org.

To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit our website at www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Kelly Ryan Carter

June 18th, 2022

Kelly Ryan Carter, age 28, of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on June 16, 2022.

Kelly was born on January 1, 1994 in Winchester, MA; he was the son of Stephanie (Carter) Ackerman and Ryan McCoy. Kelly was raised in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 2012.

Following graduation, Kelly attended ITT Technical Institute, where he studied technology. Kelly worked as an IT Consultant at the Robert Half Corporation.

Kelly enjoyed spending time with close family and friends; he loved to sit and talk for hours-he never had a shortage of stories to tell. Kelly loved listening to music with friends and watching sports on the T.V., especially the Celtics. He grew up fishing on his grandparent’s boat and loved spending time on the ocean with them.

Kelly will be remembered for his love of cooking and enjoyed being in the kitchen. He had the biggest heart and a kind soul. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Kelly was the cherished son of Stephanie (Carter) Ackerman & Christopher Ackerman of Wilmington and Ryan McCoy & his wife Denise of Manchester, NH, dear brother of Matthew Ackerman, Nicholas Ackerman, Liam McCoy and Erin McCoy, loving grandson of John & Connie Carter of Wilmington and Tom & Nancy McCoy of Meredith, NH, nephew of John & Jenn Carter of NC, Hilary & J.P. Camire of Rochester, NH, and Eric McCoy of Amherst, NH. Kelly is also survived by a large extended family and many close friends that were like brothers. Kelly will also be missed by his two dogs, Gus and Mr. Winston.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Thursday, June 23rd at 9:00 a.m. immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 22nd from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Kelly’s name may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Foundation, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02115. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Alfred A. Ausiello

June 18th, 2022

Alfred A. Ausiello, “Al”, age 80, of Tewksbury, formerly a long-time Wilmington resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on June 16, 2022. Al was the beloved husband of 55 years to the late Lucille M. (Sabella) Ausiello, devoted father of Laura Piscatelli & her husband John of Marstons Mills, Andrea Manning of Reading, Al Ausiello & his wife Maria of Tyngsborough, and Jennifer Ausiello-Rosenthal & her husband Joshua of Rockville, MD. Loving “Grandpa” of Jaclyn Ventura & her husband Michael, Jessica Piscatelli, Brian and Sean Manning, Christopher and Nicholas Ausiello, Gabriella Rosenthal, and “Great Grandpa” of Angelina Ventura. Cherished son of the late Alfred A. and Eleanor F. (Higgins) Ausiello, dear brother of Eleanor Buckley & her husband Jim of Wilmington, the late William and the late John Ausiello, brother-in-law of the late Stephen Sabella. Al is the nephew of the late Elizabeth and Thomas Hanlon whom Al loved very much, and who played a big role in his life and were instrumental in his upbringing. Al is also the special uncle of several nieces and nephews.

Al was born on September 6, 1941, in Boston, MA, and grew up in Chelsea, MA. He attended Boston College High School followed by Boston College. In 1963, he married his beloved wife, Lucille. They lived in Chelsea until 1972, then moved to Wilmington, MA, where they remained until 2008. At this time, they relocated to Tewksbury, MA.

Al’s biggest joy in his life was his family. He loved Sunday family dinners, big holidays, and being with his children and grandchildren. He also relished when he was called upon to be the back-up meatball maker. When his grandchildren were younger, he and his late wife, Lucille, often cared for them. Al loved reading non-fiction books and listening to music and concerts loudly on his awesome sound system. Not one for small talk, Al preferred meaningful conversations about politics and other current events, as he was a deep thinker who was always pondering life’s purpose. The Jesuit education he received at both BC High and BC instilled a lifelong curiosity around religion and spirituality; Al was a man of faith. Demonstrating resilience after the loss of his wife, and active until the very end, Al frequently cooked eggplant parmesan and meatballs for the littlest member of the family, his great-granddaughter, Angelina, and attended his grandsons’ baseball and basketball games. He also enjoyed frequent dinners with his cherished sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Jim Buckley.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, June 21st at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 11:30 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday, June 20th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Alfred’s memory may be made to Save the Children at SavetheChildren.org. or mail your donation to 501 Kings Highway East, Suite 400, Fairfield, CT 06825.

To leave a condolence message for the family please visit our website at www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Jean M. Hanlon

June 18th, 2022

Jean Marie (Brennan) Hanlon, age 92, of Wilmington, passed away on June 17, 2022.

Jean was the beloved wife of the late Edward C. Hanlon, devoted mother of Leslie Coye & her husband Kenneth of Malden, Dana Doyle & her husband James of Wilmington and Edward “Ned” Hanlon of Winthrop, loving “Nana” of Kristen Reidy & her husband Michael, Kathleen Christensen & her husband Ryan, Erin Doyle and Ryan Hanlon & his wife Elizabeth, Great-grandmother of Sean Reidy, Jack, Eleanor and Maeve Hanlon, and Annie Christensen, cherished daughter of the late Charles F. and Eleanor K. (McGuinness) Brennan, dear sister of the late Robert F. Brennan & his wife Ann of Saugus and the late Thomas E. Brennan & his wife Donna of Reading, sister-in-law of Dorothy Turner of CA. Jean is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, June 23rd from 10:00-11:45 a.m. immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Jean’s name may be made to Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, 20 Mall Road, Suite 261, Burlington, MA 01803.

William F. Murphy

June 16th, 2022

William F. Murphy, “Bill”, age 90, a long-time resident of Wilmington, formerly of Charlestown, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on June 14, 2022.

Bill was born in Boston, MA, on November 21, 1931; he was the dear son of the late Julia (Kiley) Murphy. Bill was raised and educated in Charlestown, MA and a graduate of Charlestown High School with the Class of 1948.

Bill married “his sweetheart” Mary McCabe on August 4, 1951; the couple lived in Charlestown for a few years before moving “up country” to Wilmington. Bill and Mary made a wonderful home for their children, grandchildren, family and friends. Their door was always open, and they enjoyed having a houseful at all times. Bill’s unconditional love and devotion for his family was evident in everything he did.

Bill’s work ethic and great personality made him successful at work; for more than 30 years he was the Terminal Manager for Carolina Freight Trucking Company where he made many friends. Bill just couldn’t sit still so following his retirement from Carolina Freight he went on to work for Boyle Transportation Company where he remained for an additional 27 years and retired at the youthful age of 85.

When not working, Bill loved to be busy enjoying his life with family and friends. Bill and Mary loved to travel; some of their more memorable trips included Ireland, Puerto Rico, California, Las Vegas and Foxwoods “just to try their luck”. They always looked forward to their yearly trips to Siesta Key in Florida, trips to Minnesota to visit their daughter Mary and family trips to their daughter’s cottage at Lake Suncook, NH.

Bill was passionate about his Boston sports teams, but the Red Sox were his favorite to watch. Bill enjoyed watching the games and rooting on his New England teams with his family and friends.

Bill was active at the Knights of Columbus in Wilmington for many years; he helped with countless fund raisers throughout the years and was glad to volunteer his time. Bill was known “social butterfly” who never met a stranger; he made everyone feel welcomed and included. Bill also looked forward to his weekly trips to the 99 Restaurant in Wilmington where he was treated like family by the staff and enjoyed socializing with the other customers.

Bill will be fondly remembered for his great smile and infectious laugh; he was outgoing, friendly and kind towards everyone he met. Bill was proud of his Irish Heritage and his Charlestown roots; he will forever be a “Townie” at heart. Bill left many wonderful memories of great times shared with family, extended family and friends; he will forever be loved by all who knew him.

Bill was the beloved husband of the late Mary F. (McCabe) Murphy, devoted father of Cheryl Sbano & her husband Peter of Wilmington, Lynn Jordan & her husband James of Wilmington, Mary Simmer & her husband Patrick of Blaine, MN, William Murphy of Wilmington, Connie Townsend & her husband Carl of Pelham, NH and Anjean Murphy & Tony Bonarrigo of Salem, NH, and father-in-law of Maura Murphy of Iowa. Loving “Papa Willy” of Jennifer Christie & her husband Anthony, Lynette Coughlin, Renee Levesque & her husband Michael, James Jordan III, Kaitlyn Jordan, Eileen Jordan, Samantha Lain & her husband Jeremy, Bobi Simmer, Tasmin Simmer, William Murphy III, Maureen Murphy, Kevin Murphy, Michael Murphy, Ryan Townsend, Joshua Townsend, Rory Townsend, Connor Townsend & fiancé Leah Ciampa, Dylan Woodland & companion Melissa Torres, Kyle Bonarrigo and his great grandchildren Darren, Zachary, Michael, Thomas, Payton, Joslyn, Tommy, Wyatt, Trinity, Kyra, Skylar, Samara, Jack, Flynn, Logan, and he was anxiously anticipating the birth of his newest great-grandchild. Dear brother of the late Dorothy Sullivan, brother-in-law of Margaret “Penny” Blonigen of Wilmington, Patricia McCabe of Methuen and Nancy Murphy of Florida. Bill is further survived by his many nieces, nephews and their families as well as his many friends.

Family & friends will gather for a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, June 21st at 10:00 a.m. in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington, MA. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bill’s memory to Local Heroes Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA. To leave a condolence message please visit our website at www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Margaret F. Hansen

June 15th, 2022

Margaret F. Hansen (Rooney), age 90, of Douglassville, PA, formerly of Whittier, CA, Wilmington, MA and Tewksbury, MA, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2022.

Margaret was born on August 2, 1931, in Cambridge, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late Patrick and Annie (Patterson) Rooney. Margaret’s family lived in Cambridge for a several years before they moved to Wilmington in 1939. Margaret was raised and educated in Wilmington and a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1948.

Margaret married Bill Hansen, a handsome young serviceman from Iowa on December 27, 1951; the couple traveled for several years while he finished his active duty. Upon his discharge from the Service, they settled in Tewksbury, MA, where they raised their wonderful daughters. Bill’s job then took the family to Pennsylvania and on to several other states before they retired to Whittier, CA. Margaret and Bill moved more than 17 times, they got a chance to travel the world, experience different cultures, and meet new people but they always took the time to visit family and friends back in Massachusetts.

Margaret was always so proud of her family; she treasured the time spent with her daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She seized the opportunity to take photo’s of their many travels, holidays, and special occasions which she gladly shared with the rest of the family.

Margaret was a beautiful lady inside and out, she was soft spoken, kind and thoughtful. Margaret loved her family and friends unconditionally and will forever be in their hearts.

Margaret was the beloved wife of the late Claire E. “Bill” Hansen, devoted mother of the late Cheryl Langer, Susan Kelley and her husband James of Chino Hills, CA, Donna Niikkonen and her husband Pekka of Newcastle, WA and Barbara Stratton and her husband Robert of Douglassville, PA. Loving Grandmother of Jennifer Rasbold, Edward Rasbold, Eric Rasbold, Kyle Kelley, Keith Kelley, Andrei Niikkonen, Mia Niikkonen, Maggie Johannesen, Kathleen Brunner, and Great-Grandchildren Corben, Nathan, Leah, Kennedy, Evan, Olivia, Charlotte and Gabrielle. Dear sister of May Pilcher of Tewksbury, Alice Sullivan of Wilmington, Gerald Rooney & wife Ayako of Acushnet, the late Martha Gray, Danny Rooney and Patricia Hill & husband Ed of Arizona. Margaret 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, MA, on Wednesday, June 22nd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington, MA, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 21st from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

To leave a condolence message for the family please visit our website at www.nicholsfuneralhome.com.