Obituaries

Margaret “Peggy” Stewart

August 31st, 2015

Margaret A. “Peggy” Stewart (Peters), age 77, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly on August 30, 2015, at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Margaret was born on March 26, 1938, in St. Andrew’s, Prince Edward Island, Canada; she was the cherished only daughter of the late John and Joanna (McIntyre) Peters. Margaret was raised and educated in St. Andrews, Prince Edward Island. Following High School at the age of 18, Margaret went to Toronto where she furthered her education at the University; earning her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

In 1958, Margaret moved to the United States and settled with her aunt in Cambridge, MA. Margaret took a position as an LPN at the Fairlawn Nursing Home in Medford.

Margaret met a wonderful group of friends and they loved to go dancing at Joe Martins Club in Brookline. It was at one of those dances that she was introduced to a handsome young Marine and a fellow Canadian, George Stewart, by his niece who was one of her good friends. George and Margaret hit it off immediately and the two became inseparable.

George and Margaret married on April 8, 1961 at St. Barbara’s Church in Woburn and settled in Somerville for several years. The couple moved to Wilmington in 1967 where they raised five wonderful daughters; Tracey, Michelle, Joanne, Elizabeth, and Kathleen. Margaret loved “her girls” unconditionally and with all her heart; she spent her years attending school events, sporting activities, dance recitals, and later on it was proms, showers, weddings, and welcoming new babies. Margaret’s family grew with each grandchild and great-grandchild that was welcomed into the world with her unconditional love and she cherished every minute watching them grow. Margaret and George shared more than 54 years together and made countless memories for many generations to come.

Margaret was very ambitious and a hard worker; following her retirement from nursing she spent many years as a crossing guard for the Wilmington Police Department and as a sales associate for the J. C. Penney Company.

Margaret had many talents; she was an avid gardener who thoroughly enjoyed her flowers, she was an awesome cook who was famous for making her own pickles, and very talented at crafts and woodworking.
Margaret loved to go on family vacations; she enjoyed camping in New Hampshire, and most of all she loved to return to Prince Edward Island where she and George had a second home. Margaret loved to spend time with her family in Canada especially her nieces and nephews, she always looked forward to golfing with her brother, and attend countless dances with her George.

Margaret will be forever remembered as a kind and caring lady; she was a devoted and wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, neighbor, and a true friend to many. Margaret’s passing will leave a hole in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

Margaret was the beloved wife of 54 years to George L. Stewart, devoted mother of Tracey Costello & her husband Joe of Wilmington, Michelle Haley & her husband David and Joanne Lucas all of Tewksbury, Elizabeth Sullivan & her husband David and Kathleen Carroll & her husband Kenneth all of Wilmington. Loving Grandmother of Joey, Allyson & her fiancé Rich, and Matthew Costello, Brittany & her fiancé Mike, Kimberly & her fiancé Ed, Briana, and Christopher Haley, Samantha, Bradley & his fiancé Jen, Ryan, and Keith Lucas, James, Patrick, and Margaret “Maggie” Carroll, and Great-Grandchildren Cali, Hailey, and Corey. Cherished daughter of the late John and Joanna (McIntyre) Peters, dear sister of Reginald Peters & his wife Ada of P.E.I. Canada, James Peters & his wife Noreen of Florida, and the late Joseph McIntyre. Sister-in-law of Catherine Gillis of Abington, the late Sadie Gale and Ellie McNevin. Margaret is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, September 3rd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas 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 Wednesday, September 2nd from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

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John F. McLaughlin

August 29th, 2015

John F. McLaughlin, age 52, of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on August 27, 2015.

John was the cherished son of the late Charles E. and Kathleen H. (Coulter) McLaughlin, dear brother of Roberta Gregory, William R. McLaughlin, Charles E. McLaughlin, Jr., James C. McLaughlin all of Wilmington and Kathleen F. Johnson & her husband John of AL, loving uncle of Candice and Andrew Johnson of AL. John is also survived by many cousins and dear friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, September 1st from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will take place at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington on Wednesday, September 2nd at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. John was employed for many years at Napa Auto Parts.

Shirley (Starr) Hogg

August 22nd, 2015

Shirley (Starr) Hogg, age 95, of Wilmington, passed away on August 21, 2015. Shirley was the beloved wife of the late Douglas M. Hogg, devoted mother of Bob Hogg & his wife Debbie of Wilmington and Sandi Sgrulloni & her husband Dan of Hampton, NH, loving “Nini” of Melissa, Timothy, Matthew and Amanda Hogg, Stephanie and Shelley Sgrulloni, “Great Nini” of Cameron Strobel, cherished daughter of the late Robert D. and Bernice (Klumpp) Starr.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, August 27th at 11:00 a.m.

Ronald W. Outridge, Sr.

August 22nd, 2015

Ronald W. Outridge, Sr., age 71, of Tewksbury, formerly of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly at home on August 21, 2015.

Ronald was the beloved husband of Pat L. (Regan) Outridge, devoted father of Ronald W. Outridge, Jr. of FL and Michelle Miller of Chelmsford, loving “Papa” of Keyana and Kayla Miller, cherished son of the late Ronald F. and Priscilla J. (Clark) Outridge, dear brother of Richard Outridge of FL, Donald Outridge of VT, Rob Outridge of NH and the late Alan and Wayne Outridge.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, August 25th from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service with Military Honors at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ronald’s memory may be made to the Barbara Outridge-Archer Williamson Scholarship Fund, c/o David Williamson, 6 Beacon Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02108. Ronald was a U.S. Navy Veteran during the Vietnam Era.

Ruth (Callahan) DeLuca

August 21st, 2015

Ruth Ann DeLuca (Callahan), age 90, of Lunenburg, formerly of Wilmington and East Boston, passed away on August 20, 2015.

Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Amedeo B. DeLuca, devoted mother and grandmother of Karen Stephens & her husband Louis of New York and their children Phoebe, Luis Jose, Dustin, Caitlin and Thomas, Joseph DeLuca & his wife Carolyn of Westford and their children Kevin, Keri and her husband Phil Polmonari, Christopher DeLuca & his wife Julie of Harwich and their children Matthew, Kyle and the late Taylor, and Keley Russo & her husband Timothy of Lunenburg and their children Isabella and Joseph, cherished daughter of the late James J. and Margaret (McDonald) Callahan, dear sister of the late Margaret Coveney, Dorothy Madden, Jane Mullaney, Mary Havey, Richard, Michael, James and Annie Callahan. Ruth 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, August 25th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, August 24th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Ruth’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org), Dana-Farber Cancer Institue(www.dana-farber.org), and American Heart Association (www.heart.org).

Teresa M. Brady

August 12th, 2015

Teresa M. Brady (Murphy), age 80, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home on August 12, 2015. Teresa was the beloved wife of Paul J. Brady; devoted mother of Mary Ellen Hayes & her husband John of Walpole and Paul J. Brady, Jr. of Derry, NH. Loving “Nana” of Matthew Brady of Wilmington, Elizabeth Hayes of Walpole, and Sean Brady of Tewksbury. Cherished daughter of the late Thomas and Celia (Boyle) Murphy; dear sister of Marguerite Ferguson of Wilmington, NC, Gertrude O’Handley of North Andover, the late Mary Maloney, John “Sonny” Murphy, Barbara Danforth, and Agnes Murphy; sister-in-law of Mary and Ann Brady. Teresa is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, August 17th at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 12:00 noon. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, August 16th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Teresa’s memory may be made to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010.

Ruth J. (Jones) Bedell

August 11th, 2015

Ruth J. (Jones) Bedell, age 90, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on August 10th, 2015, at the Winchester Hospital, with her sons and daughters by her side. Ruth was the beloved wife of the late LeRoy Bennett Bedell, Jr. She was the loving mother of Bruce F. Bedell, Kenneth Bedell & his wife Ana, Priscilla Paxson & her husband Richard, and Cynthia Brennan & her husband James. Cherished “Grammie” of Jennifer Yuan, Shawn Bedell, Michael Bedell, Bennett Gerardo Bedell, Vanessa Paxson, David Paxson & his wife Katie and Lindsey Paxson, great “Grammie” of Abigail Yuan, Aiden Kenney and Reese Paxson. Ruth was the daughter of the late Frank and Doris (Fletcher) Jones, dear sister of the late Doris Murphy & Mary Esther Kaknes. Ruth is also survived by her sister & brother-in-laws and their families.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rt. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, August 15th at 11:00 a.m. followed by a graveside service in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, at 12 noon. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, August 14th, from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ruth’s name can be made to the MSPCA-Angell Headquarters, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 or Framingham University Alumni House, 42 Adams Road, Framingham, MA 01702-2456.

Marie F. Woodland

August 10th, 2015

Marie F. Woodland (Dilworth), age 86, of Chocorua, NH, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA and Lake Wales, FL, died peacefully surround by her loving family on August 9, 2015.

Marie was born on April 29, 1929, in Cambridge, MA; she was the daughter of the late William and Mildred Dilworth. Marie was raised and educated in Cambridge.

Marie married her beloved husband Robert Woodland on March 16, 1947; sharing more than 66 years together and creating many memories to be shared for generations to come. Marie and Bob moved to Wilmington in 1960 where they raised their 11 children. Family was most important to Marie; she was a very devoted mother, a wonderful homemaker, a loving “Nana”, and a great baker. Marie loved her family unconditionally and took great pride in all of their accomplishments.

Following her husband’s retirement, Marie and Bob, became “snow birds” and spent many winters in Lake Wales, Florida, before moving there year round in 1996. Marie and Bob had a great time in Florida and made many friends there throughout the years.

As their health declined, Marie and Bob, moved back to be closer to their family and settled with their daughter Marie in Chocorua, New Hampshire, a few years ago.

Marie will be fondly remembered as a wonderful woman, kind, sweet, and friendly. She had a wonderful smile and a kind word for all; Marie was dearly loved and will forever be missed.

Marie was the beloved wife of the late Robert D. Woodland, Sr.; devoted mother of Robert D. Woodland, Jr. (Sue) and Elizabeth M. Fournier (Mike) all of Wilmington, MA, Donna Megan of Londonderry, NH, Catherine A. Schultze (Bob) of Clinton, MA, Robin J. Woodland of Derry, NH, Patricia L. Jasilewicz (Peter) of Dunbarton, NH, Marie F. Thompson (Butch) of Chocorua, NH, Kerry J. Gibson (Chris) of Tewksbury, Michele L. Borovich of Derry, NH, Donald R. Woodland (Leanne) of Wilmington, and Paul J. Woodland (Barbie) of Derry, NH. Loving Grandmother of 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Cherished daughter of the late William H. and Mildred R (Villemaire) Dilworth; dear sister of Carolyn Hagan of Billerica, the late Mildred Davis and Bill Dillworth. Marie is also survived by her special cousin Sheila Meehan of Huntington Beach, CA, her dear friend Sylvia Mendall of Lake Wales, FL, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (62), Wilmington on Wednesday, August 12th from 5-8 p.m. Marie’s Funeral Service will be held at the Abundant Life Christian Center, 173 Church St., Wilmington on Thursday, August 13th at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers donations in Marie’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Margaret A. (Anderson) Wagstaff

August 10th, 2015

Margaret A. (Anderson) Wagstaff, age 86, of Canton, GA, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on July 30, 2015.

Margaret was born on September 22, 1928 in Salisbury, MA. She was the cherished daughter of the late Minot and Ruth (Kempton) Anderson and dear sister of the late Robert Anderson. Margaret’s family moved frequently and ultimately settled in Wilmington, MA, where she graduated from Wilmington High School.

Margaret worked for the Town of Wilmington for many years, most recently as the Executive Secretary to the Town Manager. After 26 loyal years of service to the town, Margaret retired in 1990.

Margaret was the beloved wife of the late Robert L. Wagstaff; devoted mother of Richard Wagstaff of Canton, GA; Mark Wagstaff and his wife, Laurel, of Methuen, MA; Lynne Wagstaff of Canton, GA; and the late Robert A. Wagstaff of Salem, MA. She was the loving grandmother of Kristyn Mohrmann and her husband Richard Mohrmann, Matthew Waring and Lauren Waring. Margaret is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Family and friends will gather for a funeral service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Avenue (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, August 15th at 10 a.m. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Casual attire is encouraged. Memorial donations in Margaret’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Todd S. Huebner

August 9th, 2015

Todd S. Huebner, age 45, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly on August 7, 2015 at the Winchester Hospital.

Todd was born on April 30, 1970 in Winchester, MA: he was the cherished son of Russell W. and the late Judith A. (Behenna) Huebner. Todd grew up in Wilmington, played Wilmington youth sports, and attended Wilmington Public Schools. Todd graduated Wilmington High School with the Class of 1988.

At the time of his death, Todd was employed in the construction business where he was involved in commercial and residential remodeling.

In his spare time, Todd, enjoyed fishing with his son Tyler and friends; spending time with his dog Bo, and his “family time” up at their home in Limerick, Maine. He loved following the Boston sports; football, baseball, hockey; Pats, Sox, or Bruins it didn’t matter who was playing, Todd was an avid fan of all.

Todd loved spending time with his family and friends at countless cookouts, parties, and holidays; he always had a good time.

Todd was a beloved son, father, brother, uncle, and friend; he will be greatly missed.

Todd was the devoted father of Tyler J. Huebner of Wilmington; Cherished son of Russell W. and the late Judith A. (Behenna) Huebner of Wilmington; dear brother of Paul C. Huebner of Dracut, Jill A. Kehoe of Saco, ME, and Kim A. McNeil & her husband Chris of Groton; Loving Uncle of Jonathan, Nicole, & Kelsey Kehoe, and Joshua & Janelle McNeil. Todd is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, August 14th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, August 13th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Todd’s name may be made to a Charity of your choice.