Obituaries

Joseph C. Filipowicz

August 27th, 2014

Joseph C. Filipowicz, age 91, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2014, at the Winchester Hospital. Joseph was the beloved husband of 65 years to Ruth I. (Dickson) Filipowicz of Wilmington, the loving father of Catherine Steinhoff and her husband Nicholas of LaMirata, CA, cherished son of the late Joseph and Della (Pacewicz) Filipowicz, dear brother of the late Victor and Charles Filipowicz. Joseph is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Wednesday, September 3rd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Church 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 Tuesday, September 2nd from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Joseph was a United States Navy Veteran during WWII.

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Susan (Brozyna) Carroll

August 26th, 2014

Susan R. (Brozyna) Carroll, age 46, of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly at home on August 25, 2014.

Susan was born in Winthrop, MA, on April 30, 1968; she was the cherished daughter of the late Lorraine C. (Brennick) Brozyna and Louis J. Brozyna. Susan was raised and educated in Wilmington and member of the Wilmington High School Class of 1986.

Susan graduated from Wilfred Beauty Academy in Malden and worked as a beautician for many years. Susan also took courses to be a court reporter and enjoyed working throughout the many courthouses in the Middlesex and Essex Counties.

Susan married Robert Carroll on September 15, 1995; the couple settled in Wilmington where they raised their four wonderful sons Patrick, Brian, Christian, and Leo. Susan loved being a “Mom” and cooking for “her boys”.

Susan was a little bit of a “dare devil” when it came to jet skiing, snowmobiling, and any other water sport; the faster she could go the better she enjoyed it. Susan also loved camping with her family and friends, everyone always had a great time and they made countless memories over the years.

Susan will be fondly remembered for her kind heart, her love of laughter, and for the many special times she shared with family and friends.

Susan was the beloved wife of Robert M. Carroll, loving mother of Patrick, Brian, Christian and Leo Carroll, all of Wilmington, cherished daughter of the late Lorraine C. (Brennick) Brozyna, and Louis J. Brozyna and his wife Donnamarie of Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of Wilmington, dear sister of Bruce Brozyna & his wife Christina of Franklin, LoriAnn Burgomaster & her husband Thomas of Westford, Barbara LeBlanc & her husband Stephen of Peabody, sister-in-law of Cathy Oliver of Laconia, NH. Susan is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, August 29th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, August 28th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Susan’s memory may be made to the Carroll Family Fund, P. O. Box 404, Wilmington, MA 01887.

Ella J. “Ellie” Alden

August 26th, 2014

Ella J. Alden, “Ellie”, passed away peacefully at Kirkwood Corners in Lee, NH on August 24, 2014 at the age of 93.  Ella’s life was characterized by a love of family, friends and nursing.  Her capacity to care for and give to others was her greatest legacy.

Ella was born in Brookfield, Nova Scotia on May 5, 1921 to Porter T. and Alice Mae Dartt.  She grew up in Everett and Chelsea, Massachusetts and graduated from Chelsea High School as a member of the Class of 1940.  She proudly became a United States citizen in 1943.  Shortly thereafter, Ella earned her degree and became a Registered Nurse in 1944.  Following her education, she worked devotedly as a nurse in the U.S. Army and served her country as a Lieutenant in WWII.  Prior to her retirement, she was employed at many hospitals throughout Boston and in the surrounding areas.

Ella spent many years enjoying the beauty of NH and ME through camping.  She was also a lifelong member of the Eastern Star organization.  She lived many years as a resident of Wilmington, MA; Port St. Lucie, FL and Rochester, NH.  During the last 8 years, Ella has lived at Kirkwood Corners Senior Living in Epping, NH, where she remained vibrant and active and made many friends.

Ella lived each day of her life with gratitude, determination and grace.  She was an example and a gift to all who knew her.

Ella is survived by her children: Ellen White of Strafford, NH, Valerie Woodburn of Merrimack, MA, Beverly Alden of New Ipswich, NH, her brother, George Janes and his wife Margaret of Wilmington, MA, as well as a special niece, Lorna Taylor of Marlboro, MA.  In addition, she leaves behind many other nieces and nephews and a son-in-law, John White, residing in Dover, NH.  She was blessed with 10 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Ella was grateful for the two loving marriages, which she enjoyed during her lifetime.  She was widowed by Charles F. Sicard in 1969, following a 21-year union.  Later, after a 25-year marriage to E. Lloyd Alden, Ella was once again widowed in 1999.  She was also predeceased by her son, Charles F. Sicard Jr., her brother, John “Jack” Janes, her sister, Mae Taylor and her brother, Alex Dartt.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 30th at 11 a.m. in the Veterans’ section of the Wildwood Cemetery located in Wilmington, MA.  Immediately following the service, there will be a celebration of Ella’s life at 26 Harris Street in Nashua, NH.   In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the NH Association for the Blind or Sol Amor Hospice of North Hampton, NH.   Arrangements under the direction of Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington.

Luis A. “Sito” Barrera

August 26th, 2014

Luis A. “Sito” Barrera, age 28, of Wilmington, formerly of Medford, passed away unexpectedly on August 23, 2014. Luis is survived by his daughter Tiffany E. Barrera and her mother Maryellen Perry of Wilmington, he is the cherished son of Luis and Jacqueline (Harris) Barrera of Wilmington, beloved brother of Chris Harris and his wife Kelley of Weymouth, Karen Tahsir of Los Angeles, CA and Rosalie Barrera of Wilmington, dear uncle of Christopher and Corey Harris, nephew of John Harris and his wife Teresa of North Carolina, Robert Harris of Chelsea, Paul Harris, George Harris and his wife Hope all of Bangor, Maine, Stephen Harris of Quincy, Helen Ryan and her husband Jim of West Roxbury, William Harris and his wife Deborah of Uxbridge and Carol and Joe Bianco of Medford. Luis is also survived by many cousins and friends.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave, (Rt. 62), Wilmington for a Funeral Service on Thursday, August 28th, at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 27th, from 4-8 p.m. Memorial donations in Luis’s name can be made to the Pine Street Inn, c/o Development Office, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118 or MSPCA-Angell, ATTN: Donations, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.

Linda (Dearstyne) Ware

August 21st, 2014

Linda (Dearstyne) Ware, age 67, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on August 20, 2014 at the Spaulding Rehab of the North Shore in Salem, MA; following a courageous battle with lung disease.

Linda was born on April 24, 1947 in Salem, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late James and Evelyn (Hutchinson) Dearstyne. Linda was raised and educated in Saugus and graduated from Saugus High School in 1965. After graduation, Linda attended the Pierce Secretarial School, where she earned her Secretarial certificate.

Linda married her husband, Alan Paul Ware, on August 17, 1968, in Saugus and the couple shared more than 46 years of marriage. After they were married, Linda and Alan lived in Lynn and North Reading for a short time before settling in Wilmington in 1970, where they raised their three sons; Mark, Jim and Paul.

Linda worked for Analog briefly before she started to work with her true passion of flowers. She worked as a designer for other people before starting her own floral design business; Simple Pleasures. Linda was a talented designer who truly loved her job.

In her spare time, Linda’s favorite hobbies were gardening and fishing. Linda was a member of the North Reading Garden Club where she once held the position of president of the club. She also loved to listen to music; some of her favorite artists included Neil Diamond and Julio Iglesias. Linda enjoyed going to plays at the North Shore Music Theater with her family and friends. She also loved to travel, especially taking cruises in the Caribbean.

Linda was an avid participant in the Girl Scouts during her younger years. The bonds and relationships she formed there continued throughout her life. Her troop still has biannual reunions with the former scouts and their beloved leader Edna Tilley.

Linda’s main focus was her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, “Grammy,” and sister. Any chance for a family gathering, Linda was delighted. She recently got a chance for her entire family to get together for an afternoon of laughter and fun. Linda thought this was the best time; just being with her family.

Linda will be remembered for her constant smile and her remarkable strength. She will be truly missed by those that knew and loved her.

Linda was the beloved wife of Alan Paul Ware, devoted mother of Mark Ware & his wife Amy of North Carolina, Jim Ware & his wife Karin of Dracut and Paul Ware & his wife Katie of Wilmington, loving “Grammy” of Nantahala, Tully, Miles, Tyler, Alyssa, Madison, John, Mackenzie and Michael, cherished daughter of the late James and Evelyn (Hutchinson) Dearstyne, dear sister of Eric Dearstyne & his wife Joan of Lynnfield. Linda is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours on Sunday, August 24th from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc. 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Linda’s Funeral Service will be held at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, August 25th at 11:00 a.m.

Margaret Trimarchi

August 21st, 2014

Margaret (Oliveri) Trimarchi, age 90, of Wilmington, died at home surrounded by her loving family on August 21, 2014.

Margaret was born in Brooklyn, New York, on February 6, 1924; she was the cherished only daughter of the late Salvatore and Domenica (Micali) Oliveri.

Margaret married the “love of her life” Letterio Trimarchi in 1941; they shared more than 60 years together and raised a beautiful family. Margaret and Letterio moved to Wilmington also known as “the country” in 1954. It was at their Wilmington home that they enjoyed their Sunday gatherings of family and extended family from all over; Margaret was a great cook and there was always lots of food and fun at their home.

Family was first and foremost to Margaret, she was not only a devoted wife and mother but an exceptional “Noni” to her three generations of grandchildren; it was “all about family” in her eyes and she cherished the times spent together.

In her spare time, Margaret enjoyed cooking, baking, and was known to be a talented seamstress.

Margaret will be remembered for her unconditional love and support as well as her kindness to others. She was a remarkable lady who will be greatly missed.

Margaret was the beloved wife of the late Letterio Trimarchi, devoted mother of Anthony “Nino” Trimarchi and his wife Donna, Maria Collins and her husband Brian all of Wilmington, and the late Domenica “Mima” Burpee, loving Noni of Patti Quinn, Chucky Burpee, Mark Burpee, Tracy Walthour, Jimmy Angiolillo, Lee Michael Trimarchi, Matthew Trimarchi, Stephen Trimarchi, Timothy Collins, Gabrielle Collins, and Daniel Collins, Great-Noni of Kyle, Rachel, Nina, Ayla, Cameron, Delia, Miranda, Jacqueline, Lauren, Dylan, Anthony, Olivia, Michael and Anthony, Great-Great Noni of Kaylani and Khloe, cherished daughter of the late Salvatore and Domenica (Micali) Oliveri, dear sister of the late Anthony and Joseph Oliveri.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, August 25th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, August 24th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Service, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Marjorie P. Best

August 12th, 2014

Marjorie P. (Atkinson) Best, age 86, of Wilmington, died peacefully on August 11, 2014, at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester. Marjorie was born in Boston, MA on April 10, 1928; she was the cherished daughter of the late James H. and Bessie L. (McLean) Atkinson. Marjorie was the beloved wife of the late William S. “Scotty” Best, devoted mother of Mary (Best) Earley and her husband the late Thomas F. Earley of Wilmington, James Best of Plymouth, John Best and his wife Darlene of Nashua, NH, and the late Marjorie “Ellen” Best. Loving “Gramma” of Jason W. Earley, Tommy M. Earley, Kim Marie (Best) Roy and her husband Chris M. Roy, Carrie-Ann M. Best, Jamie A. Best, Sierra J. Best, and “Great-Gramma” of Colin M. Roy. Dear sister of the late Bob Atkinson. Marjorie is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, August 15th for Visitation from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Donations in Marjorie’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or to a Hospice of your choice.

Carlos Manuel “Charlie” Amaral

August 11th, 2014

Carlos Manuel “Charlie” Amaral, age 63, of Wilmington, passed away on August 10, 2014 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer.

Carlos was born on October 19, 1950 in Pico, Azores; he was the cherished son of the late Joaquim and Maria D. (Cardoso) Amaral. Carlos was raised in the Azores and moved to the United States when he was 23 years old.

Carlos married Maria D. Silva on August 12, 1973 and together they shared 41 years of marriage. The couple lived in Somerville before moving to Wilmington. Carlos and Maria had one daughter, Elizabeth, who was their pride and joy.

Carlos worked for John Mantia & Sons in Boston on the fish pier for many years. He loved his job and made many friends, whom he remained close to.

Carlos loved to travel; especially taking cruises with his family. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends at the Woburn Portugese Club and the Lowell Reds. Carlos was a fun-loving guy who socialized with everyone.

Carlos will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a caring and affectionate with those close to him and he will be greatly missed.

Carlos was the beloved husband of Maria D. (Silva) Amaral, devoted father of Elizabeth Costa and her husband John of Wilmington, loving “VoVo” of Makayla Costa, cherished son of the late Joaquim and Maria D. (Cardoso) Amaral, dear brother of Joao Amaral & his wife Leanor of Pico, Azores and Maria A. Silva & her husband Jose of Medford, uncle of Fernando and Lorraine Silva, Kevin and Jennifer Silva and Stephanie Amaral.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, August 14th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 13th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Carlos’ name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Stephen J. Bavota

August 11th, 2014

Stephen J. Bavota, age 56, of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Stephen was the loving father of Kathrine Baker of Deerfield, NH and John Bavota of Sudbury, MA, grandfather of Sierra Baker, Macsen Baker and Justin Turcotte, cherished son of Robert N. Bavota of Wilmington and the late Barbara A. (Nau) Bavota, dear brother of Robert J. Bavota of Hampstead, NH, Thomas A. Bavota & his wife Sandi of Coral Springs, FL and David J. Bavota & his wife Tina of Wilmington. Stephen is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte 62), Wilmington, on Friday, August 15th for Visitation from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 7:00 p.m.

Frank C. Powers, Sr.

August 8th, 2014

Frank C. Powers, Sr., age 71, of Wilmington, formerly of Tewksbury, passed away at the Blaire House surrounded by his family on August 7, 2014.   Frank was the beloved husband of Norma L. (Harris) Powers, devoted father of Anne Powers of North Andover, MA, Frank C. Powers, Jr. of Bakersfield, CA, Christina Chalifour & her husband Lou of Salem, NH. Also very special to Debra Okolo & her husband Roger of Freemont, NH, Michael Manuel & his wife Joanne of Dracut, Catherine Sheehan of Wilmington, and the late Steven Manuel,  loving “Grampy” of 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, cherished son of the late John and Tillie (Heidenrich) Powers, dear brother of Patricia Powers Genest.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave, (Rt. 62), Wilmington, on Sunday, August 10th  for Visitation from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be private. Frank was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 25 Boston.