Obituaries

Marian M. Seim

August 21st, 2017

Marian M Seim, 88, of Skinner Lake, IN, formerly of Wilmington, MA and Maryland, died August 14, 2017 in Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, IN.

She was born October 3, 1928 in Enfield, CT to Dana King and Thomasine McCloy (Rook) Miller.

Marian was a graduate of the New England Deaconess Hospital for Nursing. She also earned an Associate degree in education. Her primary role in life was raising her eight children. She was a member of St Matthew Presbyterian Church in Silver Spring, MD. Marian was also very passionate and involved with DAR and Colonial Dames; holding a variety of offices. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, and gardening.

Surviving is her brother Mike (Sue) Miller, St. Marco Island, FL and also her sons; Dana J. (Elisa) Thibeau, Gaithersburg, MD and Patrick (Deborah) Thibeau, Lanham, MD. Marian’s daughters; Marian (Nancy) Thibeau, Albion, IN; Pauline (Ken) Cook, Laurel, MD; Susan Thibeau, Burns, TN; Mary (Tom) Gurlacz, Upper Marlboro, MD; and Claire (Richard) Sites, Jupiter, FL. In addition are her seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Harold Smith and their two sons Dana K. Smith and Wayne S. Smith. Also preceding her in death was her second husband; Patrick A. Thibeau and husband Lowell E. Seim.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Saturday, August 26th for Visitation from 10:30-11:30 a.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. David Smith officiating. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.

Preferred memorials are to Fort Wayne Visiting Nurse and Hospice, 5910 Homestead road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814 or to the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation, 212 Farm Rd, Sherborn, MA 01770.

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Marion P. Nee

August 3rd, 2017

Marion P. Nee (Foley), age 89, a life-long resident of Wilmington, died peacefully on August 3, 2017, at the Winchester Hospital.

Marion was born at home in Wilmington on March 31, 1928; she was the dear daughter of George and Rose Foley. She was raised in a large and loving family in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1946. In her younger years, Marion, was very athletic; she was a talented swimmer and loved to go walking. As the years passed and she couldn’t walk as far, Marion could be found on her scooter going about town, doing her errands, and meeting people.

Marion married her “sweetheart” William Nee on June 26, 1954; the couple spent many wonderful years together prior to his passing in October of 2006. Marion and Bill raised a terrific family; they really enjoyed spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Marion worked at the Winchester Hospital for many years and was a volunteer at the hospital for more than twenty years. Marion’s love of people, her kindness and her compassion made her a favorite among the patients, their families, and her co-workers.

In her spare time, Marion enjoyed gardening and bird watching. She was an avid reader and a life-long learner; there was always something new that she was discovering. Marion was also very talented when it came to crocheting and she made countless prayer shawls for the patients at Winchester Hospital.

Marion will be fondly remembered as quite a lady; she really enjoyed being with people and was always doing something for someone. Marion loved her family and friends with all her heart and she will be greatly missed.

Marion was the beloved wife of the late Ret. Wilmington Fire Department Lieutenant William P. Nee, devoted mother of Christopher Nee & wife Cheryl of Eaton, NH, Elizabeth Hunt of Melbourne, FL, James Nee of Madrid, Spain and Judith Bromander & husband Roy of Salem, NH. Loving “Mimi” of Caitlin R. DiVincenzo & husband Andrew of Dracut, William C. Nee & wife Christine of Wilmington, Daniel R. Hunt of Palo Alto, CA, Leigh Ann E. Hunt of Melbourne, FL, Stefanie R. Bromander of West Hartford, CT, Kyle P. Bromander of Salem, NH and Great-Grandchildren Braden & Connor Nee and Brianna DiVincenzo. Dear daughter of the late George A. and Rose E. (Cottreau) Foley, sister of Phyllis Ellenwood of Naperville, IL, Robert Foley of Pelham, NH, the late George, Joseph, Lawrence, Thomas and Irene Foley. Marion is survived by her brother-in-law John Nee of Billerica as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, August 7th for Visitation from 9:30-11:45 a.m. 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.

In lieu of flowers donations in Marion’s memory may be made to the Commission for the Blind, 600 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111.

Jean M. Caizzi

August 2nd, 2017

Jean M. Caizzi (Rotondi), age 77, of Tewksbury, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2017, at the Blaire House in Tewksbury.

Jean was born in Boston, MA on February 22, 1940; she was raised and educated in East Boston and was the Valedictorian of her East Boston High School Class. Jean also spent a lot of time with family in Maine as a young girl.

On September 4, 1960, Jean married her “sweetheart” Lawrence J. Caizzi; the couple lived in East Boston before moving to Wilmington in 1972 where they raised their five wonderful children. Jean was very devoted to her family and she really enjoyed the time she spent with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

For many years, Jean was a bookkeeper for the Commercial Bank and Trust Company in Wilmington. Jean was very conscientious and hardworking which made her quite an asset to the bank.

In her spare time, Jean enjoyed reading, cooking, and traveling; especially her trips to Las Vegas with her husband Larry.

Jean will be remembered as a lovely lady, she was kind and caring towards others; never expecting anything in return. Jean loved her family and friends unconditionally and she will forever be in their hearts.

Jean was the beloved wife of Lawrence J. Caizzi, devoted mother of Lisa Hayward & husband Tim and Lawrence Caizzi Jr. & wife Rita all of Dracut, Paul Caizzi & wife Marie of Bolton, Linda O’Donnell & husband John of Tewksbury and Jeanine Strom & husband Jonathan of Ellenton, FL. Loving “Grammy” of Christopher & wife Alyson, Justin & wife Tracy, Kayla, Nicolas and the Late Jeremy Hayward, Michael, David, Lauren and Anthony Caizzi, Brittany McLeod, Scott Thurlow, John and Laura O’Donnell, Benjamin and Rachel Strom, and Great-Granchildren Cora and Jacob. Dear daughter of the late Victor Rotondi and Nellie (Chaffee) Howard and step-daughter of the late Irene Rotondi. Sister of Anthony Rotondi & wife Dottie of Florida, Victor Rotondi of Canada, Gary and Robert Howard of Maine and the late Barbara Labbe. Jean is also survived by her sisters-in-law Marie Hutchinson and Lee Caizzi as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Sunday, August 6th for Visitation from 1:00-4:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 4:00 p.m.

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

The family of Jean Caizzi would like to offer a thank you to the staff at the Blaire House 2 East for their compassionate care of Jean and her family.

Richard J. “Rick” Palmer, Jr.

August 1st, 2017

Richard J. “Rick” Palmer, Jr., age 61, of Wilmington, passed away on July 28, 2017.

Rick was the beloved husband of Ann (Holbrook) Palmer, devoted father of Nicholas Palmer of Malden and Daniel Palmer of Everett, loving “Grampy” of Riley Palmer, cherished son of Richard J. and the late Rachel A. (McLaughlin) Palmer of Wilmington, dear brother of Douglas Palmer of Wilmington, Christine Taylor & her husband Bruce of CT, Jeffrey Palmer & his wife Karen of Manchester, NH and the late Rachel McCarthy formerly of Dracut, uncle of Shamus, Kathryn, Joseph, Maeve and Graeme.  Richard is also survived by his brother-in-law, James McCarthy, as well as many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, August 5th from 11:00 – 2:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Rick’s name may be made to the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, Susan G. Komen, Dept. 41831, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.

Michael J. Haas

July 31st, 2017

Michael J. Haas, age 43, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on July 28, 2017.

Michael was born on May 20, 1974 in Winchester, MA; he was the cherished son of John W. and Donna F. (Lloyd) Haas. Michael was raised in Wilmington, attended Wilmington Schools and graduated from Wilmington High School.

Michael, known to most as simply, “Haas,” was known for his quick wit, sarcasm and unrelenting comedic sense of humor. Haas was multi-skilled in construction, as well as carpentry. From the time he was a young man, it was very clear that Haas was naturally adept in mechanical and industrial trade work. He went to work with his Dad, John, in iron work and steel erection. He brought the silly and the skill with him to the job site. This was helpful in keeping the moral of fellow co-workers high and everyone smiling.

Among his many talents, Haas was most well-known for his love of music. He co-wrote lyrics, sang and mixed songs, as well as played guitar for the group, Type 4. Type 4 toured across the country in the late 90’s. Haas never lost his love of music and spent countless hours playing his guitar. His family and friends will forever remember his licks and riffs, along with his authentic smile and contagious laugh.

Michael was the devoted father of Ariana and Kayla Haas-Breslin both of Everett and Addison Haas of Wilmington, cherished son of John W. and Donna F. (Lloyd) Haas and dear brother of Daniel J. Haas of Wilmington. Michael is survived by his partner Sharon Dalio and her son Andrew as well as many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, August 4th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in Michael’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Annie (Andrew) Stauffer

July 29th, 2017

Annie (Andrew) Stauffer, age 95, of Somerville, passed away peacefully at home on July 28, 2017.  

Annie was the beloved wife of the late Robert L. Stauffer, devoted mother of Carl Stauffer & wife Jessica of Melrose, Sharon Reed & husband Michael of South Carolina, Steven Stauffer of Somerville and Roberta Gelb of Worcester.  Loving “Nana” of Perry Stauffer, the late Ramona Stauffer, Kevin Trainor, Daniel Gelb, Sarah Gelb, and great-grandchildren Liana, Charlotte, Caitlin, Kyle, Hannah and Emma.  Dear daughter of the late Stephen and Frances (Misillo) Andrew.  Annie is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Annie’s family will be receiving people on Tuesday, August 1st, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Michael’s Chapel at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, followed by a Mass Celebrating Annie’s life at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will take place in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

In lieu of flowers donations in Annie’s memory may be made to the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, 486 Chandler St., Tewksbury, MA  01876.

Stanley E. Peach

July 25th, 2017

Stanley E. Peach, better known as “Sonny” to his family and friends, age 87, of Wilmington, formerly of Allston, died unexpectedly on July 22, 2017.

Stanley was born on June 23, 1930 in Boston, MA; he was the dear son of James and Laura Peach. Stanley was raised and educated in Allston, MA and spent his summers working on the family farm in Prince Edward Island in Canada with his brother Jim.

In June of 1947, Stanley, enlisted in the United States Navy and travelled around the world. Stanley was honorably discharged and returned home to his family in Allston.

Following his return home, Stanley, met the “love of his life” Jean through mutual friends. Stanley and Jean married in 1952 and shared over 54 wonderful years together before her untimely passing in July of 2007. There were many great times and holiday celebrations at the Peach household for their family as well as their large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Stanley learned the lesson of hard work as a boy and he continued to be a wonderful provider for his family throughout the years but he always made time in his busy schedule to be a loving and devoted husband and father. Stanley was always there for countless little league games, drum corps. competitions, and family vacations to New Hampshire and Cape Cod. He made it a priority to be home with his family for dinner especially the large Sunday dinners where he would do the cooking. Stanley took the time to teach his children and grandchildren what was important in life and strong family values; family first, work hard, be honest and always help others.

In his spare time, Stanley enjoyed hunting in Canada, Fishing on the Cape with his family, travelling with his beloved Jean to Las Vegas or on one of their many Cruises.

After spending 74 years in his beloved city of Allston, Stanley and Jean decided to move to Wilmington due to health issues. His home in Wilmington was always full of family and fun as well as laughter and confusion but he loved every minute of it.

Stanley will be remembered as a “great guy” who always showed strength and dignity no matter what the situation was. He was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. Stanley showed his family unconditional love and devotion throughout his 87 years; he was certainly “one of a kind” and he will forever be in the hearts of those he loved.

Stanley was the beloved husband of the late Jean M. (Vatalaro) Peach, devoted father of Jean (Caples) Bemiss & husband Alan of Wilmington, Gary Peach& wife Corine of Tewksbury and the late Stanley Peach Jr. Father-in-law of Roberta Peach and the late Michael Caples. Loving “Papa Peach” of Michelle Hamilton & Henry Belding, Jamie & Liane Caples, Mark & Kellie Caples, Matthew Peach & Lisa Cristello, Kelly Peach, Dennis Peach, Kerry Peach, Bob Peach, the late Michael G. Caples Jr., and Great-Grandchildren Mike, Domenic, Amanda, Darren, Kylee, David, James, Justin, Stella, Nathan, Giana, Riley, Vinny, Kymani, Orlando and Lulu. Cherished son of the late James and Laura Peach, dear brother of Richard& Phyllis Peach, James & Pat Peach, the late Dorothy & Jack Duffy, Jane & Gerry Ryan, brother-in-law of Genevieve DeLuco & her late husband Jack, John Vatalaro & Sandy O’Connor, the late Anthony & Virginia Vatalaro, Mary Wable & her late husband Jack, Mike & Mary Vatalaro, Ralph & Jane Vatalaro, Lillian& John Vecchione and Rose & Skip McLaughlin. Stanley 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, July 31st 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. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, July 30th from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Stanley’s memory may be made to one of his favorite charities “The Pan Mass Challenge”. Checks should be made out to “PMC” and mailed to: Pan Mass Challenge, c/o Tim Blanchard 40976-6, P. O. Box 415590, Boston, MA 02241-5590.

Olga (Coscia) Magnolia

July 25th, 2017

Olga (Coscia) Magnolia, age 84, of Wilmington, formerly of East Boston, passed away at the Woburn Nursing Center on July 21, 2017, following a lengthy illness.

Olga was born on October 19, 1932 in Caserta, Italy; she was the cherished daughter of the late Stefano and Eugenia (Conti) Coscia.  On April 23, 1955, Olga traveled on the Andrea Doria ship from Naples, Italy to New York City.  She settled in Chelsea with sister, Nellie and brother-in-law Paul.  

Olga met Sebastiano Magnolia, they married in November of 1959 and settled in East Boston.  The couple shared many wonderful years together.  They had two daughters, Adriene and Lisa, who were raised in East Boston.  The girls were the light of Olga’s life; they brought her so much joy.

Olga worked at the Little Brown Publishing Company in Boston as an accounting clerk.  She was very dedicated to her job and made many friends.  Olga was more than happy to retire in 1995.  She moved to Wilmington with her husband, where she took on her favorite role of all; “Nonni.”  Her two grandsons, Tyler and Spencer, were thought of as her own.   Olga taught them many valuable life lessons and shared many stories of her life in Italy.

In her spare time, Olga loved to cook; she enjoyed holidays and family gatherings.  She also was a very talented seamstress; she made clothes for herself and her children.  When she was not busy caring for her family,cooking, and entertaining, Olga could be found reading, she just truly loved to read.

Olga was a kind and generous woman.  She was devoted to her family, especially her husband, her daughters and her grandsons.  She will truly be missed by all those who knew and loved her.
   
Olga was the beloved wife of Sebastiano Magnolia, devoted mother of Adriene Magnolia & her husband Kirk Mainville of Spencer and Lisa Magnolia-Maffei & her husband John of Wilmington, loving “Nonni” of Tyler and Spencer Maffei, cherished daughter of the late Stefano and Eugenia (Conti) Coscia, dear sister of the late Alfonsina “Nellie” Bruno and Margherita Coscia, aunt of John Bruno of Derry, NH and Nancy Hopkins of Newport Richie, FL. 

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, July 29th from 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street, (Rte. 38), Wilmington, at 12:00 noon. A private Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in Olga’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA  02452.

Mary E. Woods

July 24th, 2017

Mary E. Woods (Martino), age 91, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully with her family at her side on July 23, 2017.

Mary was born on October 10, 1925, in Wakefield, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late William and Eugenia (Ramsdell) Martino. Mary was raised and educated in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School. At the age of 21, she moved with her family to Wilmington; settling on Hopkins Street. Mary made many new friends in Wilmington and through them she met her “sweetheart” Joseph Woods. Mary and Joe soon became inseparable; they married in 1946 and together they raised a wonderful family of six children.

Mary and Joe, along with their family had many great times together throughout the years. Mary loved to entertain and host family gathering; Mary was known to be a great cook and hostess for their large family and extended family; all were welcomed.

Mary worked as a clerk at North Wilmington Pharmacy for many years; she was very knowledgeable, as well as personable and pleasant with the customers which made her quite an asset to Mr. Sandler throughout the years. Mary also worked at Austin Preparatory School in North Reading before she finally retired.

Mary was very active in her community as well; she was a precinct warden for the Wilmington Town Elections, a very active member of the Wilmington Women’s Club, and she was an active communicant of St. Thomas of Villanova Church for many years.

Mary enjoyed horseback riding as a young girl, she loved to swim and go to the beach. Mary looked forward to the family trips to Plum Island where everyone was together and they all had a great time. Mary was an avid gardener; she just loved flowers of all kinds.

Mary will be fondly remembered as very pleasant and friendly; she was extremely active and always doing something for someone. Mary was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and a terrific aunt who looked forward to spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Mary loved her family with all her heart and she will forever be missed.

Mary was the beloved wife of the late Joseph H. Woods, devoted mother of Joseph Woods & wife Darlene of Lawrence, Elizabeth “Betty Anne” Woods of Andover, Thomas Woods & wife Terri of Wilmington, Stephen Woods & wife Mary of Falmouth, ME, David Woods & wife Shannon and Michael Woods all of Wilmington. Loving “Grammy” of Danielle, Joseph Jr., Katie, Nicholas, Stephanie, Michelle, Christina, Jillian, Stephen, Emily, David, Danny, and Great-Grandchildren Lindsay and Mason. Sister of the late Catherine Park, Elizabeth Blaisdell, Anthony, Charles, and William Martino. Mary is also survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, July 26th for Visitation from 9:30-11:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 12:00 noon. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or alz.org/manh

Denise (Hunt) Sullivan

July 20th, 2017

Denise M. Sullivan (Hunt), age 48, of Pembroke, NH, formerly of Billerica, MA, passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side on July 17, 2017.

Denise was a beautiful person inside and out; she will be fondly remembered as the most loving and devoted mother anyone could wish for.

Denise is survived by her loving husband Kevin Sullivan, her beloved children Andrew Sullivan, Jason Sullivan, Kara Sullivan, Krista Sullivan, Joanna Sullivan, Kevin Sullivan and Michael Sullivan. She was the cherished daughter of Lucy (Gray) Hunt and the late Willard “Ralph” Hunt of Billerica and sister of the late David Hunt. “Nese” of Karli and Owen, daughter-in-law of Joanne Hamilton and Frank Sullivan. Denise is also survived by a large extended family of brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, July 22nd for Visitation from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

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