Obituaries

Carl L. Kennedy

October 31st, 2016

Carl L. Kennedy, age 62, of Billerica, formerly of Saugus, died October 29, 2016, at home in the care of his son, Steven.

Carl was born February 27, 1954, in Lynn, MA, to Eileen and Robert Kennedy. Carl retired from General Electric in Lynn, MA, after a 43-year career. Carl’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his sons, enjoying fishing, watching sports, and vacations in Island Pond, VT.

Carl is survived by his sons, Robert and Katelyn (Thayer), of Dracut, MA, and Steven of Billerica, MA. His brother Paul and Ellen of Salem, MA, sister Elaine Butters of Tewksbury, MA and Gale Stearns, of Milford, NH. He is predeceased by his mother, father and brothers, Mark and Jim.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, November 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree, MA. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 2nd from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Carl’s name may be made to Naomi Bagdon Believe in Cure Foundation Inc., 111 Centre Street, Quincy MA 02169.

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Jane M. (Bird) Leary

October 29th, 2016

Jane M. (Bird) Leary, age 83, of Wilmington, formerly of Medford, passed away on October 29, 2016. Born on January 11, 1933, at home in Medford, Jane was the beloved daughter of Frank and Rose Ann (Gilfedder) Bird. Jane was raised in Medford and attended school there. She completed two years of business school and worked for many years as a secretary in the equal opportunity employment division of Hanscom Air Force Base.

Jane married the love of her life, Eugene, in 1952. They lived in Medford for many years before relocating to Wilmington. Together, they raised their three children, Kathleen, Karen and Joseph. Jane was an avid reader, a trait that she instilled in her children. Volunteer work was a passion of Jane’s. She served as a literacy volunteer throughout the Merrimack Valley. She was also very involved in volunteering at St. Dorothy’s Church. Jane taught CCD for many years at the church, served in the Lady Sodality group, and she devoted time to the FISH program which would provide transportation to those going to appointments. She was a caring and compassionate woman who put the needs of others before her own and will be missed by her family and friends.

Jane was the cherished wife of 64 years of Eugene J. Leary of Wilmington. She was the devoted mother of Kathleen Cote & her husband the late Paul of Methuen, Karen Brodigan & her husband Michael of Canton and Joseph Leary & his wife Julie of Wilmington. Jane was the loving “Nana” of Timothy Cote, Jeffrey Cote, Patrick Brodigan & his wife Caroline, Megan Hart & her husband Dr. John Hart, Dennis Brodigan & his wife Katelynn, Ryan Leary, Connor Leary, Sophie Smith and Chloe Smith. She was “Nana Jane” of 5 great-grandchildren. Jane is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Wednesday, November 2nd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 1st from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Jane’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Ronald R. Prevost

October 27th, 2016

Ronald R. Prevost, age 70, of Gloucester, died peacefully on October 26, 2016. Ronald was the beloved son of the late Burton and Lucy (Hannon) Prevost, dear brother of Janice M. Cusick of Reading, the late Burton and Wesley Prevost, uncle of Karen Cusick Faison and Wesley Prevost both of Gloucester.

At Ronald’s request his Funeral Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations in Ronald’s memory may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 09123. Arrangements under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington.

David F. McLaughlin, Sr.

October 25th, 2016

David F. McLaughlin, Sr., age 63, of Wilmington, passed away on October 24, 2016.

David is the beloved husband of Joan M. (Bailot) McLaughlin, devoted father of David F. McLaughlin, Jr. & his wife Kristin of Wilmington and Kelly Peterson & her husband William of Andover, loving “Pa” of Cameron, Brayden and Claire, cherished son of the late John and Elizabeth (McNamara) McLaughlin, dear brother of Karen Martin of Wilmington and Jack McLaughlin of Abington. David is also survived by his mother-in-law, Mary Bailot of Billerica, as well as many loving brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, October 29th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, October 28th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in David’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Waltham, MA 02451.

Joseph P. Lento, Jr.

October 24th, 2016

Joseph P. Lento, Jr. “Joe” age 76, of Wilmington, formerly of Somerville, died peacefully at home on Monday, October 24, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

Joe was born on March 25, 1940, in Boston, MA; he was the cherished son of the late Joseph P., Sr. and Carmella (D’Ambrosio) Lento. Joe was raised in the North End of Boston and was a graduate of Charlestown High School.

Joe married his “sweetheart” Martha LoBuono on June 10, 1961; the couple moved to Somerville in 1962 where they lived for 42 years. Joe and Martha shared many wonderful years together; they raised two beautiful children and cherished their role as grandparents. Joe and Martha always had an open-door policy at their home, they loved to entertain and everyone was welcomed. As their family grew and moved out, Joe and Martha sold their home in Somerville and moved to Wilmington in 2003 just to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Joe was a man of great faith and while living in Somerville he was an active communicant of St. Polycarps Parish. Joe was a Eucharistic Minister, he taught Pre-Cana classes, was part of the St. Polycarps men’s club, and was very involved in the Somerville CYO. Joe was also very active in the Somerville community and served on the board for the Somerville Housing Authority for several years.

When Joe moved to Wilmington he continued as an active parishioner at St. Dorothy’s Church and became a member of the Knights of Columbus. Always a giver; Joe was also active in his new community of Wilmington and was always willing to give a hand to others.

Joe was a hard worker; for many years, he was the general manager and then a sales broker for several Candy and Fine Food Distribution Companies throughout New England. Joe’s personality and hard work ethic made him quite successful in his field.

Joe was known to be just a “fun all around good guy”; he loved to sing, dance, and have great parties. Joe was a world traveler both here in the U.S. and abroad; he enjoyed traveling with family and friends, everyone had a great time with Joe.

Family was always Joe’s number one priority; his unconditional love and support for them was unwavering. Joe was very proud of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandsons; he loved to attend their countless school activities and sporting events throughout the years and was always their number one fan.

Joe will be fondly remembered for his endearing personality, kindness and his willingness to help anyone in need. He was truly a gentleman and he will forever be in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.

Joe was the beloved husband of the late Martha P. (LoBuono) Lento, devoted father of Joseph V. Lento & his wife Rosemarie of Hampton, NH and Claudia A. Gillis & her husband Timothy of North Reading, loving grandfather of Amanda Flowers, Marisa Cormier, Stephanie Lento, Danielle Gillis, Jessica Gillis, and great-grandsons Joseph and Anthony, cherished son of the late Joseph P., Sr. and Carmella (D’Ambrosio) Lento, dear brother of Emily Piccolo & husband Charlie of the North End, Angela Forte & husband Ken of Wilmington, and the late Elizabeth Tiso. Brother-in-law of Frank Tiso of Quincy and Joseph LoBuono & wife Diane of Pepperell. Joe was the special companion of Carol Costello of Wilmington and is survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, October 28th at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 12:00 noon. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, October 27th from 3-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Joseph’s name may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Paul E. Silvey

October 24th, 2016

Paul E. Silvey, age 96, of Winthrop, MA and Kingston, NH, died peacefully on October 23, 2016.

Paul was the beloved husband of the late Phyllis (Hennigar) Silvey, devoted father of Edward A. Silvey & wife Cynthia of Reading and David P. Silvey & wife Juliet of Peabody, loving “Papa” of Adam Silvey & wife Ashley, Alana Giblin & husband Jared, Tyler Silvey, John Silvey& wife Tara, Jaclyn Silvey, Alexander Mitchell and “Big-Papa” of Lilliana, Isabella, Mia Grace, and Giovanni.

At Paul’s request, his Funeral Services will be private.

Donations in Paul’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or to Shriner’s Hospital, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.

Paul was a proud Veteran of the U. S. Army Air Corps. during WWII. He was also a member of the Shriner’s Organization and a Mason.

Russell W. Huebner

October 18th, 2016

Russell W. Huebner “Rusty”, age 75, of Wilmington, MA and Limerick, ME, died peacefully on October 15, 2016, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Rusty was born in Winchester; he was raised and educated in Stoneham, Ma. and a graduate of Stoneham High School. Rusty was an outstanding high school and college athlete. He played baseball and hockey throughout his school years.

Rusty went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in education from Salem State College and began his teaching career in Norwich, Connecticut. Rusty returned home to Stoneham and took a teaching position in the Stoneham public school system. Rusty had a passion for education; he enjoyed teaching and made quite an impression on many of his students throughout the years.

Rusty then went to work at Carroll Engineers, Inc. in Ballardvale, Ma. He worked as a Civil Engineer for his Uncle Ed and cousin Ted’s family run engineering business. Following many years of hard work and dedication to the company, Rusty retired.

Rusty married his high school sweetheart Judy Behenna in 1962. After spending a few early years in Norwich, Ct., the couple returned home and settled in Wilmington where they raised four great kids; Paul, Jill, Kim and Todd. Rusty worked hard for his family, he was a very devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. Rusty looked forward to attending all of his grandchildren’s events and took pride and joy in all of their accomplishments.

Rusty enjoyed spending as much time as he could at the family home in Limerick, Maine on Lake Sokokis. It was here that he spent his time enjoying family, the lake, watching and feeding the birds, and gardening. He looked forward to having his family for cookouts, playing cards, and fishing.

Always an athlete at heart, Rusty enjoyed following all Boston sports. His favorite was the Red Sox and never missed watching or listening to a game.

Rusty was a simple, dedicated, patient, hard working all around great guy. He will be sorely missed by everyone who was fortunate to have known him.

Rusty was the beloved husband of the late Judith A. (Behenna) Huebner, devoted father of Paul C. Huebner of Dracut,Ma, Jill A. Kehoe of Saco, ME, Kim A. McNeil & husband Chris of Groton, Ma and the late Todd S. Huebner. Loving “Grampie” of Jonathan, Nicole, and Kelsey Kehoe, Joshua and Janelle McNeil and Tyler Huebner. Dear son of the late Phyllis Potter, brother of Beverly Rees & husband John of Wilmington, Ma, uncle of Robin Rees Tyrie of Wilmington, Ma and Tom Rees of Tampa Florida, brother-in-law of Barbara McLaughlin of Stoneham, Ma. and dear father in law of Frank Kehoe of Limerick, ME. Rusty is also survived by many close cousins including Ted Carroll of Andover, Ma, Nancy Carroll of Amesbury, Ma and Janice Romanelli of Wilmington, Ma. Rusty also leaves many close friends

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Friday, October 21st at 11:00 a.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, October 20th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Russell’s memory may be made to a Charity of One’s Choice.

Jacqueline M. Bazzinotti

October 17th, 2016

Jacqueline M. Bazzinotti (Volo), “Jackie”, age 74, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on October 16, 2016.

Jackie was born on July 8, 1942, in Boston, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Giacomo and Gilda (Paone) Volo. Jackie lived in the North End of Boston and Somerville before her family settled in Medford. She graduated from Matignon High School in Cambridge and then to Boston College where she was one of the first Class of women to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSRN). She furthered her education with a Master’s Degree in Education from Fitchburg State College.

Jackie enjoyed two careers at Malden Hospital; one as a registered nurse caring for patients, the other as a teacher of nursing at Malden Hospital’s School of Nursing Unit. She treated her patients and students as family and made sure they got the best care and education. Jackie went on to teach Nursing and Health at the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Billerica, MA; she loved her students and wanted to give them the best education and “tools” to go out into the healthcare profession.

Jackie was always at the forefront of Women’s rights and independence; for the last decade of her career, Jackie, taught continuing education for Hallmark Healthcare in Somerville. She valued a good education and continued to keep herself and others updated in the latest practices in her field; she was a true believer in people doing their best and went above and beyond to help others.

Jackie was known to be upbeat and on the go. Before it was fashionable for women to be independent she worked, cooked dinner for her family, did yard work and had big family Sunday dinners. She loved to travel, play tennis, sew, and master the piano. She could do anything she set her mind to- even reupholstering her red velvet love seat!

Jackie loved to entertain and throw parties for her family and friends. She loved the holidays and would play the piano and have everyone gather to sing Christmas songs. Jackie had a passion for antiquing and also collecting blue cobalt glass pieces.

Jackie’s family was always first and foremost in her life; her unconditional love and support for them was amazing. Jackie married her “beloved” Tony in May of 1989; together, they blended their families and made countless memories to last a lifetime. Jackie cherished the time she spent with her family; they were her world and she beamed with pride as she spoke of them.

Jackie will be fondly remembered as a “one of a kind lady”; she was kind, caring, and generous to everyone; she was truly a wonderful person and will forever be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Jackie was the beloved wife of Anthony R. “Tony” Bazzinotti, devoted mother of Lisa (Marsh) Giandomenico & husband Paul of Salem, NH, Sean Marsh & wife Autumn Phillips of San Diego, CA, Lisamarie Bazzinotti & David Bean of Lunenburg, Peter Bazzinotti & Jo Ann Jackson of Tewksbury, Anthony Bazzinotti & wife Joanna of Lowell, Maria Bazzinotti & Ted Arnold of Lowell, Christopher Bazzinotti of Tewksbury. “Nana Jackie” of Alexandra Giandomenico & fiancé Corey Dustin, Paul Giandomenico Jr., Arianna Giandomenico, Julie & Alex Bostrom, Kimberly & Jon Sweeney, Dan & Veronicka Bazzinotti, Nicole Bazzinotti, Kristl & Brian Pacheco, Alyssa Bazzinotti, Rianna Bazzinotti, Anthony Bazzinotti, Emilie Bazzinotti, Jennifer Bazzinotti, Colleen & James McGrath, Veronika Bazzinotti, and Great-Granchildren Brody and Lyra Dustin, Kasey & Reilly Bostrom, Jonny Sweeney, Norah Pacheco, Nevaeh & Chloe McGrath. Cherished daughter of the late Giacomo and Gilda (Paone) Volo, dear sister of John Volo & wife Marie and children Matthew and Jennifer of Walpole, Marie Whitten & husband Steve and their children Kate and Sarah formerly of Barrington, RI, sister-n-law of William Bazzinotti of South Boston, close friend Judith Kincaid and her family of Wilmington. She is further survived by many cousins and close friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, October 20th 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. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 19th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jackie’s memory may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047. www.lbda.org

Ida M. Coates

October 14th, 2016

Ida M. Coates, age 91, of East Wakefield, NH, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away surrounded by her loving family on October 13, 2016.

Ida was born on April 7, 1925 in Reading, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Harold and Elvera (Chambers) Hardy.

Ida married Benjamin Coates in 1945; they moved to Wilmington, where they raised their children. Ida and Ben lived in Wilmington for more than 45 years before relocating to New Hampshire. They shared 65 years of marriage before Ben’s passing in 2011.

Ida is the beloved wife of the late Benjamin L. Coates, devoted mother of Harold Coates & his wife Donna of Salisbury, Thomas Coates & his wife Anne of Wilmington, Charlotte “Cece” Zolt & her husband Jeff of Wilmington, the late Benjamin Coates & his wife Diana of East Wakefield, NH and the late Frank Coates & his wife Mary Jo of Florida, loving grandmother of 18 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, dear sister of Jack Hardy & his wife Arlene of Florida and the late Ben Hardy, Paul Dunham, Blanche Carter and Charlotte Duggan. Ida is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Graveside Service at the Wildwood Cemetery, 233 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA on Monday, October 17th at 12:30 p.m.

Memorial donations in Ida’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Astrid Vera E. Swain

October 13th, 2016

Astrid Vera E. Swain, age 83, of Palm Bay, FL, passed on September 29, 2016.

Born in Peabody, Astrid raised her family in Burlington and retired to FL.

Astrid was the beloved wife of the late Robert E. Swain, mother of Bryan, Robert and Dana Swain, grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, daughter of the late Onslow and Aura MacDonald, sister of “Skip” MacDonald of Middleton.

A Graveside Service will be held at Wildwood Cemetery, 233 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA on October 15th at 2:00 p.m.