Obituaries

Robert W. Marquis

April 17th, 2018

Robert W. Marquis, fondly known as “Bob” to his family and friends, age 79, a long-time resident of Malden, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2018, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

Bob was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, on January 21, 1939; he was the dear son of the late William and Jeannette (Hexel) Marquis and brother of the late Muriel Altamirano.

Bob was a wonderful man inside and out; he was quiet and shy but always gave so much of himself to others. Bob was supported as a domestic minister by the Leominster Assembly of God Church and the Community Congregational Church in Billerica. In the last 20 years, Bob, was very involved with the New Beginnings, Inc., a prison outreach ministry. This was Bob’s “calling” to help others who were incarcerated; he was such a support system and helped so many stay strong while they were in prison and upon their release. Bob was very active in many areas of New Beginnings; he put a lot of time into inmate correspondence, Bible study aides, Ministry presentations, Church referrals, Aftercare resources and follow-up counseling. Bob knew his Bible and scriptures; he spent countless hours researching and responding to questions that the inmates presented to him and he did not stop until he could answer them as fully as possible.

Bob also had musical talents; he was a member of the group The Selah Three with two of his best friends and played the guitar. Bob and his friends participated in a lot of Nursing Home Ministry where they would give musical concerts and bring so much happiness and peace to the patients.

Bob will be fondly remembered as a simple man who went out of his way for those in need; he was very knowledgeable when it came to the Bible and an eloquent writer when responding to countless letters from the many acquaintances and friends he made while involved in various prisons. Bob truly had a good heart and he will be missed by all who knew and cared for him.

Family and friends will gather for a Service on Monday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA.

In lieu of flowers donations in Robert’s memory may be made to the Abundant Life Christian Church, 173 Church St., Wilmington, MA 01887.

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Marcia A. McSwiggin

April 10th, 2018

Marcia A. McSwiggin (Ripley), age 93, of Danvers formerly of Lynn, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2018.

Marcia was the beloved wife of the late Robert L. McSwiggin, devoted mother of Gail Lawrence of Danvers, Cindy Cormier of Citrus Heights, CA, the late Scott McSwiggin and Cathy Gallant. Loving “Grandma’ of George, Chelsea, Sean, Mike, Adam, Brent, Derek and great-grandchildren Adelle, Zara and David. Cherished daughter of the late Herbert and Norma (Wiswell) Ripley, dear sister of Bruce Ripley of Ipswich and the late Jean Rich. Marcia was also the special aunt of Linda Cassidy of Danvers and is further survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, April 14th at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Memorial donations in Marcia’s name may be made to a Cancer or Diabetes Foundation of your choice.

Rita B. DiPlatzi

April 10th, 2018

Rita B. DiPlatzi (Taddeo), age 93, of Everett and Wilmington, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Rita was born in Molise, Italy, on March 4, 1925; she was the cherished daughter of the late Nicholino and Antonia Taddeo. Rita moved with her family to the United States at the age of 13 and they settled in Everett; Rita loved her new home and her new friends. Rita was educated in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School.

Rita married the “love of her life” Patrick DiPlatzi in 1947; the couple continued to live in Everett to be closer to family and where they raised three wonderful children. Rita and Patrick shared over 30 years together; they had many great times with family and friends before his untimely passing in 1979. Family was Rita’s whole world; she doted on her children and grandchildren and always showered them with unconditional love and support. Rita was an amazing cook and seamstress; she had an open door policy at her home and she always looked forward to everyone around her table enjoying a great meal. As a seamstress, Rita was top notch; she made countless beautiful outfits for her family and also for herself; Rita always looked amazing and was very proud of her appearance whenever she went out the door.

Rita worked for the Avon Company for over 50 years and was their top seller for over 25 years. Rita’s endearing personality and hard work ethic made her quite a success in the sales world.

In her spare time, Rita loved to travel the world; she looked forward to seeing new places and meeting new people. Rita was outgoing, friendly, sociable and fun; she made friends wherever she went and everyone always had a great time traveling with her.

In 200o, Rita left Everett and moved to the “Country” namely Wilmington to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Rita really enjoyed living in a small community and she cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.

Rita will be fondly remembered as a wonderful lady; she was kind, caring, giving, friendly and most of all loving. Rita’s passing left quite a void in the hearts of those she touched; she will forever be loved and missed.

Rita was the beloved wife of the late Patrick A. DiPlatzi, devoted mother of Michael DiPlatzi & wife Paula of Wilmington, Patricia Johnston & husband Richard of Hudson, NH and Maria Carmichael & husband Paul of Wakefield. Loving “Nunna” of Justin DiPlatzi, Michelle DiPlatzi-Brown, the late Patrick, Robert and Brian Johnston, Marisa Cherubino, Jason, Richard, Matthew and Eric Faulhefer, and Great “Nunna” of Jonathan, Aiden, Camden, Chloe, Jayden, Cameron, Giavanna, Fia, Christian and Elizabeth. Cherished daughter of the late Nicholino and Antonia (Mucciarone) Taddeo, dear sister of the late Arnaldo and Ezio Taddeo, sister-in-law of Lauralee Taddeo of Mashpee, Jenny Clark and Rita & Joe Trabucco all of Everett. Rita is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, April 13th at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, April 12th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Rita’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.

Paul Joseph Brady

April 9th, 2018

Paul Joseph Brady, age 88, of Wilmington, passed away on April 8, 2018.

Paul was the beloved husband of the late Teresa Marie (Murphy) Brady, devoted father of Mary Ellen Hayes & her husband John of Walpole and Paul J. Brady, Jr. of Derry, NH. Loving “Pa” of Matthew Brady, Elizabeth Hayes and Sean Brady. Cherished son of the late William J. and Mary (Ward) Brady, dear brother of Mary Brady and Ann Brady both of Medford and the late John Brady, Kay Lee, William Brady, Francis Brady, Bernard Brady, Helen Brady and Ruth Woods; brother-in-law of Gertrude O’Handley. Paul is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, April 12th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 11:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 11th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010.

Paul was a U.S. Army Veteran who proudly served during the Korean War.

Edwin J. Moon III

April 8th, 2018

Edwin J. Moon III, “Ed”, age 69, of Wakefield and Medford, formerly of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on April 7, 2018. Ed was a dear son of the late Edwin J. Jr. and Anne (Geary) Moon, he is survived by his wife Lorraine Lord Moon, he was the father of Ryan P. Moon & wife Helen of Beverly, “Papa” of Grayson Moon, brother of Mark Moon & wife Nanci of Methuen, Michael Moon & wife Carolyn and Brian Moon & wife Andrea all of Wilmington and Paul Moon & wife Tracy of Goffstown, NH. Ed is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, April 11th for Visitation from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers donations in Ed’s memory may be made to the Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Attn: Development Office, 585 Lebanon St., Wakefield, MA 02176.

Michael C. Martin

April 7th, 2018

Michael Charles Martin, age 39, of Wilmington, formerly of Malden and Tewksbury, passed away unexpectedly on April 5, 2018, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington.

Michael was born on August 14, 1979; he was the cherished only son to Charles and Paulette Martin. Michael was raised and educated in Malden, MA; he attended Cheverus Centennial School and was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School with the Class of 1996. Michael was also an active communicant of Sacred Heart Parish in Malden where he served as an altar boy for many years.

Michael was a loving father of Michael and McKayla; his kids were his entire world and did everything for them. Whether is was playing video games with his son or watching wrestling with his daughter; he treasured the time they spent together. Michael also enjoyed driving them to school and cooking for them; especially his famous chicken cutlets. Michael loved his children with all his heart; he fought fiercely for them and made sure they were always taken care of.

Michael will be fondly remembered as a “great guy” who would do anything for anyone; he was a wonderful son, dad, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many. He will be missed tremendously by all who knew and loved him.

Michael was the cherished son of Charles and Paulette (Soucy) Martin of Wilmington, formerly of Malden, he is survived by his beloved children Michael C. Jr. and McKayla Martin both of Wilmington and their mother JoAnne Sessa of Tewksbury. He was the dear brother of Deede Ann (Martin) Mebane & husband John of Quakertown, PA, loving uncle of Cheyenne, Cameron and Calie Mebane. Michael is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, April 13th 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. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, April 12th from 3:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Michael’s memory may be made to the Wilmington Community Fund, P. O. Box 147, Wilmington, MA 01887.

Ruby May Seville

April 7th, 2018

Ruby May Seville (Smith), age 84, of Wilmington, MA, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Ruby was born in Bishop’s Cove, Newfoundland, Canada on September 6, 1933; she was the dear daughter of the late Esau and Lily May Smith. At age 2, Ruby, moved with her family to the United States and they settled in North Reading, MA. Ruby lived in the Martins Pond area of North Reading where she enjoyed swimming and skating with her many friends and family. She was a graduate of Reading High School with the Class of 1951. As a loyal friend, she remained close with many of her childhood friends reminiscing and laughing over their fun antics. After high school, Ruby enjoyed working at the B&M Railroad and told many stories of her traveling by train along the northeast tracks. While raising a family, she worked part-time as a key punch operator at Chesterton.

Ruby married her “sweetheart” Richard “Dick” Seville on December 2, 1956. The couple moved to his hometown Rosedale, Indiana for a few years before returning to Massachusetts to be closer to her family. Ruby and Dick settled in Wilmington in the early 1960’s and raised four wonderful children; they shared nearly 50 years of marriage before his passing in 2006. Family was everything to Ruby; she was a terrific daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother who looked forward to many family gatherings, back yard cookouts, traveling and taking their annual vacation to Maine. Ruby was devoted to attending church and having her mom over for the Sunday meal. She was a great cook and a terrific hostess; she loved having her children and grandchildren over for dinners, holidays, and special occasions.

In her spare time, Ruby enjoyed taking a “dip” in the pool, playing a fun game of croquet, going “outlet shopping” and out for coffee with her friends. Ruby was also known to be a “die hard” Boston sports fan whose favorite teams to watch were the Red Sox and Patriots.

Ruby will be fondly remembered as a wonderful lady who showered her family and friends with unconditional love; she was kind, caring, and giving. She was social and liked to laugh and joke with people. Ruby will be forever in hearts and minds of those who knew and loved her.

Ruby was the beloved wife of the late Richard D. “Dick” Seville, devoted mother of Kathleen M. Seville & Michael Butler of Tewksbury, Eric D. Seville & wife Cheryl of Hobe Sound, FL, Judith Ann S. Durling & husband Raymond of Andover and Robert E. Seville & wife Maria of North Andover. Loving “Nea” of Bradford L., Michelle K. and Tyler R. Durling, Dylan R., Lily M. and Bryce P. Seville. Cherished daughter of the late Esau and Lily May Smith, dear sister of Edward Smith & wife Sylvia of Wilmington, the late Elizabeth “Betty” Bourassa, George and Nathan Smith, sister-in-law of Donat Bourassa of Wilmington, Ruthann Anderson of Warren, MI and Jean Seville of New Albany, IN. Ruby is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, April 10th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 11th at 10:00 a.m. in the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers donation in Ruby’s memory may be made to the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, MA 01887.

Heather Williams

April 5th, 2018

At the family’s request, all Funeral Services are private.

Donald L. Sullivan

April 4th, 2018

Donald L. “Sully” Sullivan, age 87, a resident of Wilmington, MA for over 67 years passed away peacefully on February 21, 2018 in Boca Raton,FL, with his wife Patricia by his side.

Donald was born in Medford, MA on April 15, 1930; he was the son of the late Walter and Grace (Hazelton) Sullivan. Donald was raised in Medford, MA, attended Medford Schools, and was a graduate of Medford High School with the Class of 1949.

Donald was a hardworking family man who started the A & S Towing Company in 1975. In his spare time, he looked forward to spending time with his family and sitting out on the Lake in Maine.

Donald was the beloved husband of Patricia (Trout) Sullivan with whom he just celebrated their 66 wedding anniversary on October 13, 2017. He was the father of Patricia Nangle and husband George and their children Shawn, Kerry, and Ashley of Dracut, MA, Kenneth Sullivan and wife Sharon and their children Shelley, Daniel, Stephanie and Shannon of Wilmington, MA, Stacey Wonson and husband Glenn and their children Samantha, Jessica, and Megan of Lowell, MA, Paula Malfa and husband Steve and their children Nicole and Brittany of Tewksbury, MA, Kellie Naimo and husband Ronald and their children Nicholas and Benjamin of Pepperell, MA, Sandra MacDonald and husband Ernie and their children Adam, Christopher, and Patrick of Groveland, MA, Gary Sullivan of Wilmington, MA, Pamela Sullivan of Chelmsford, MA, Kevin Sullivan and wife Wendy and their children Kevin Jr., Craig, Karissa, Cassandra and Shane of Methuen, MA and Glenn Sullivan and wife Terri and their children Mary and Brian of Wilmington, MA. Donald was the oldest of seven siblings and is survived by Larry,Beverly,Patti, and Gordon and was predeceased by Lenore and Gene. He was the great grandfather to 5 great grandchildren and the uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA on Friday April 13th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass for Donald will be held on Saturday April 14th in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.

In Lieu of flowers, donations in Donald’s memory may be made to the Wilmington Senior Center, 15 School St., Wilmington, MA 01887. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Margaret “Margie” O’Connell

April 4th, 2018

Margaret R. O’Connell (Calnan), fondly known as “Margie” to her family and friends passed away peacefully on December 15, 2017, in California.

Margie was born on September 14, 1935, in Boston, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late George and Margaret (Bellen) Calnan. Margie was raised and educated in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School. Margie married and raised her family in Wilmington for many years until she moved to Upland, CA in 1985 to be closer to her children and their families.

Margie was happy to be a wife, mom and grandma to all her family; she enjoyed family “get together’s”, dinners and back yard BBQ’s. Margie also looked forward to attending whatever sport or event her grandchildren participated in; she was always their biggest fan.

Margie was the wife of Don O’Connell, devoted mother of Don O’Connell Jr. & wife Debbie, Scott O’Connell & wife Laura and Rob O’Connell & wife Stacey, loving grandmother of Shayne, Cade, Brittany, Chelsea, Sarah and the late Donny O’Connell III. Dear sister of Helen Carta & husband Frank of Wilmington, MA, Bill Calnan of Churchill, Canada and the late Ken Duley. Margie is survived by nieces, nephews, and many dear friends on the East & West Coasts; she was also Aunt of the late Ken Duley.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 14th at 11:00 a.m. in the Wilmington Congregational Church, 220 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA. Interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA and will be followed by luncheon to share stories in the Fellowship Hall at the Wilmington Congregational Church.

In lieu of flowers donation in Margie’s memory may be made to foundation@rheumatology.org, Rheumatology Research Foundation, 2200 Lake Blvd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com