Obituaries

Rita C. Ginewicz

June 19th, 2013

Rita C. (Cogliano) Ginewicz, age 84, of Wilmington, died peacefully on June 18, 2013, at the Woburn Nursing Center.  Rita was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Ginewicz.  She is survived by her children, James Litwinsky and his wife Cynthia of Brooksville, FL; Darlene Sinopoli and her husband William of Wilmington; Rita Ramsdell and her husband Frank of Brooksville, FL; Buster Williamson and his wife Joyce of Hudson, NH; and Noreen Pinkston of Wilmington; loving “Nana” of the late Brenda Ramsdell, Frank Ramsdell, Christopher Ramsdell, Stephanie Ramsdell, Billy Sinopoli, Bobby Sinopoli, Taylor Litwinsky Brendan Litwinsky, and Amanda Litwinsky, great-grandmother of Julia and Frankie Ramsdell, cherished daughter of the late Peter and Rose (Fiore) Cogliano, dear friend of Marcelyn Reeves and Danielle Zirpola. Rita is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather in the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, June 22nd, for Visitation from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m.  Memorial donations in Rita’s name may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.
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Tirzah M. F. Krey

June 17th, 2013

Tirzah M. F. Krey
Dedicated to Education and Service to Others

WILMINGTON – Tirzah Krey, 79, was called to be with her Lord after a long illness on June 15, 2013. A retired science teacher for the Wilmington Public Schools with 38 years of service, Tirzah was beloved, respected and remembered by her students.

The sixth of 16 children, Tirzah was born March 4, 1934 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania to the late Rev. Rudolf E. M. Krey and the late Gertrude Emilie (Behrens) Krey. Along with her family she spent several years of her childhood in Germany eventually returning to Brooklyn, New York. After relocating to Haverhill, Massachusetts, the family settled in Wilmington in 1959.

Pursuing her natural ability to teach, Tirzah attended Salem State Teachers College graduating with highest honors in 1956.  She first taught at an elementary school in  Haverhill and in 1960 began her long career for the Town of Wilmington. With a passion for knowledge and commitment to professional development, Tirzah continued her education at Boston University receiving her M.Ed. in June of 1963 and then furthered her science concentration with numerous courses at Tufts University.

In addition to teaching Middle School Science, Tirzah directed the Drama Club as well as countless school plays, even coaching Boys’ Junior High basketball. Her teaching methods were creative and she was tireless in encouraging and motivating students to learn.  Moreover, with her years of experience and enthusiasm, she encouraged many aspiring teachers.

Dedicated to the well-being of others, Tirzah quietly and often anonymously assisted people in need with financial support and thoughtful gifts.  An active member of Pinewood Lutheran Church, she served as choir director, taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and for many years directed the Christmas pageant. She was a member of her church’s Action Group and attended several weekly Bible studies. In addition to her devotion to teaching, Tirzah had many interests, including music, theology, family history, and writing. Her hobbies included arts and crafts, floral design, and holiday decorating.  Famous for her chocolate, Tirzah was a gourmet cook trained under Madeline Kamen.

She loved children and they loved her. Throughout her teaching and retirement years, wherever she went ‘Miss Krey’ would be regularly recognized and greeted by former students in all walks of life who expressed their gratitude for her positive influence on their lives.

Tirzah is the dear sister of the late Ruth Krey Stark and her late husband William; Esther Krey Lowrey of Wilmington and her late husband Albert; Rev. Matthias R. L. Krey and his wife Joan of Windsor, Ontario, Canada; the late Johanna I. M. Krey; Phoebe Krey Lanzoni, MD of Millburn, NJ and her late husband Vincent Lanzoni, MD; John T. F. Krey and his wife Carlene of Andover; Mirjam Krey Catellier and her husband Claude Catellier, MD of Sainte-Petronille, Quebec, Canada; Rhoda U. Morris and her husband James of Wakefield; Priscilla Krey Loring of Andover and her late husband Charles; Rev. Peter D. S. Krey, PhD and his wife Nora of Albany, CA; the late James H. J. Krey; Rev. Andrew E. V. Krey and his wife Sally of Savannah, GA; Rev. Philip D. W. Krey, PhD and his wife René Diemer of Philadelphia, PA; Shem G. W. Krey and his wife Alice Kern of Doha, Qatar; and Susanna H. Krey and her husband Charles Miller of Brecksville, OH. Tirzah is also survived by two generations of nieces and nephews and many relatives in Germany.

Visiting hours are from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA 01887 (978-658-4744). Family and friends will gather for a funeral service on Friday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Pinewood Lutheran Church, 24 Wilmington Road, Burlington, MA 01803 (781-273-1610). Interment will follow the service at Wildwood Cemetery in Wilmington.

Donations in memory of Tirzah Krey may be made to the Mission Fund of Pinewood Lutheran Church, 24 Wilmington Road, Burlington, MA 01803.

Matthew D. Stuart

June 15th, 2013

Matthew D. Stuart, age 43, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on June 14, 2013.

Matthew was born on September 2, 1969, in Ellsworth, Maine, he was the cherished son of Stephen J. and Jeanne (Mallory) Stuart.  Matthew was raised in Machias,Maine and was a graduate of Machias Memorial High School in 1987.  Matthew furthered his education at University of Southern Maine and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.

At the time of his death, Matthew was a Social Worker for the Department of Children and Family Services in Arlington for the past twelve years.  Matthew’s hard work and dedication to his field was unconditional; he earned the utmost respect of his co-worker’s and made countless dear friends.

Matthew married his beloved wife and best friend Brooke Jordan Stuart on December 3, 1994, the couple moved to Wilmington in 2004 where they raised two beautiful children.  Fatherhood to Eliza and James was first and foremost to Matthew, he cherished his children and was very proud of them.

Matthew will be fondly remembered for his kindness, compassion, and great care of others.  He was a man who was humble one moment and had others in stitches with his great sense of humor the next moment.

Matthew handled life’s adversity with strength and grace, he truly left a life lesson for us all.  Matthews devotion to his family and friends was unwavering and he will be truly missed by all.

Matthew was the beloved husband of Brooke (Jordan) Stuart, loving father of Eliza Taylor Stuart and James Gould Stuart all of Wilmington, cherished son of Stephen J. and Jeanne (Mallory) Stuart of Machias, ME, dear brother of Lucas Stuart and his wife Erica of Rochester, NY, son-in-law of Joe Jordan of Alexander City, AL, brother-in-law of Maggie and Jon Chesser of Birmingham, AL.

Family and friends gathered for a Memorial Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, on Monday, June 17th at 10:00 a.m.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Matthew’s name may be made to The Department of Children and Families, Arlington Office, 30 Mystic St.  Arlington, MA, 02474

Sarah V. Meehan

June 13th, 2013

Sarah V. (Green) Meehan, age 77, of Landaff, NH, formerly of Wilmington, MA, died peacefully on June 13, 2013.  Sarah was the beloved wife of the late Walter F. Meehan, Jr., devoted mother of Joseph Meehan & his wife Rosalie of Hampton, NH, Sarah Hurton & her husband Steve of North Andover, Sheila Esposito & her husband Dino, the late Walter F. Meehan III and his wife Cindy all of Wilmington, and Joanne Norton & her husband Roy of Landaff, NH.  Loving grandmother of Betty Anne Binette, Joseph Meehan, Jr., Kimberly Sullivan, Siobhan Coellner, Michael Saunders, Daniel Saunders, Julie Martin, Alycia Esposito, Gerald Esposito, Kathleen Esposito, Tiffany Meehan, Walter F. Meehan IV, Roy Norton, Jr. Patrick T. Norton, great-grandchildren Sebastian, Olivia, Connor, Penelope, Piper, Avery, Laney, Kyle, Carter, Michael, Madison, Daniel, Kaitlyn, Elisha, Michael, Charles, Bella, Lyra, Roy, Emma, and her great great-granddaughter Ellie, cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Olive (Emery) Green, dear sister of Olive C. Morneault & her husband Donald of Londonderry, NH, the late John E. Watters, Charles F. Watters, Thomas H. Green, Joseph G. Green, Mary E. Lee, and Alice A. Lawson.  Sarah is also survived by her sisters-in-law Beatrice Meehan of Winchester and Elaine Watters of Burlington, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, June 18th 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 Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.  Visiting hours Monday, June 17th from 4-8 p.m.

Michelle (Daniels) Mitchell

June 10th, 2013

Michelle (Daniels) Mitchell, age 49, of Methuen, died unexpectedly on June 4, 2013.  Michelle was the daughter of Theresa (Fortunata) and the late Francis Daniels, mother of U. S. Army Sgt. Francis R. Mitchell & his wife Amy of Ft. Riley, KS, grandmother of Francis R., Jr. and Tyler J. Mitchell, sister of David Daniels & his wife Gloria, Cheryl Gambale & her husband Jack, Stephen Daniels & his wife Katherine, Kathleen Daniels-Bryan & her husband Bill all of Billerica, and Francis Daniels, Jr. & his wife Anna of Palm Springs, FL.  Michelle is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service in the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, June 14th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, June 13th from 4-8 p.m.
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Mary E. (Gibson) McNamara

June 2nd, 2013

Mary E. (Gibson) McNamara, age 79, of Methuen, formerly a long-time Wilmington resident, passed away on June 1, 2013, at her home.  Born in Somerville on February 2, 1934, Mary was one of the nine children of John and Marie Gibson.

Mary married the love of her life, Thomas McNamara, and the couple moved to Wilmington to raise a family of their own.  Mary and Tom were the proud parents of eight children, grandparents of seventeen and great grandparents of two.

Mary was a co-owner of two local businesses in Wilmington, The Wilmington Telephone Answering Service and Mac and Duff’s Sport Shop. Mary was an avid golfer and a member of the Thompson Country Club in North Reading before retiring to The Villages in Florida.  During her retirement she continued to play golf and was well known for organizing Michigan Rummy and Bonco nights.

Mary was the beloved wife of the late Thomas McNamara.  Mary was the loving mother of Thomas McNamara and his wife Kathleen of Westford, David McNamara and his wife Catherine of Wilmington, Brian McNamara and his wife Mary Beth of Wrentham, Chris McNamara and his wife Deborah of Chester, NH, Keith McNamara and his wife Lisa of Hawaii, Alice Armstrong and her husband Robert of Methuen, Sean McNamara and his wife Amy of Methuen and Susan Leber and her husband Steven of Methuen.  She was the cherished “Nana” of Catherine and Jonathan McNamara, Kelly Trimarchi, Jennifer Gillis, Steven and Eric McNamara, Timothy McNamara, Meghan, Patrick and Katelyn McNamara, Amanda, Rebecca and Dale Armstrong, Delaney, Colleen and Erin McNamara and Matthew Leber.  She was the “Great Nana” of Michael Trimarchi and Shane Gillis.  Mary was the beloved daughter of the late John and Marie (Hastings) Gibson.  Mary is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62), Wilmington, for a funeral on Friday, June 7, at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave. Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m.  Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery.  Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, June 6, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pauline A. (Henigan) Carlson

June 2nd, 2013

Pauline A. Carlson, age 84, of Wilmington, died peacefully with her family at her side on June 2, 2013, at the Wilmington Health Care Center in Wilmington.

Pauline was born on September 3, 1928 in Medford, she was the cherished daughter of the late James P.  and Florence E. (Griffin) Henigan.  As a young girl, Pauline showed her support for her father as he ran and won the Boston Marathon in 1931.  Pauline was raised and educated in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School.

Pauline married her late husband, Kenneth L. Carlson on August 5, 1957; sharing more than forty-two years together.  Pauline and Ken moved to Wilmington where they raised three wonderful children.  Family was most important to Pauline, she took great pride in caring for her home, children and in her later years her grandchildren; they were the light of her life.

Pauline was a woman of faith; she attended Mass at St. Thomas Church regularly.  She also enjoyed bowling, shopping and lunch with her friends.  Pauline often spent time at her lakeside cottage in Maine.

Pauline’s love of her family, her wonderful sense of humor and fun-loving nature will be so very much missed by all, especially at the many gatherings and occasions with family and friends.

Pauline was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth L. Carlson, devoted mother of Gary L. Carlson of Wilmington,  Sandra A. Gray & her husband Stephen of North Berwick, ME, and Glenn A. Carlson and his wife Mary Ann of Tewksbury, loving “Nana” of Ryan Carlson, Matthew Carlson, Jessica Carlson, James Lavine, Cassandra Carlson and Jenna Carlson, cherished daughter of the late James P. and Florence E. (Griffin) Henigan, dear sister of the late James Henigan, Florence Frazier, John Henigan, Rita Lang, Richard Henigan and William Henigan. Pauline is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Mass on Wednesday, June 5th at 10:00 a.m.  in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington.  Interment  to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.   Memorial donations in Pauline’s name may be made to the Pan-Mass Challenge in support of her son, Glenn A. Carlson, rider ID #GC0090, 77 4th Ave., Needham, MA 02494 or www2.pmc.org/donation.asp.  All proceeds from the ride will be donated to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.  Arrangements made under the direction of Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington.  www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Marilyn R. (Toomey) Ferreira

May 31st, 2013

Marilyn R. (Toomey) Ferreira, age 85, of Somerville, died peacefully on May 31, 2013 at the Meadow View Care and Rehab Center in North Reading.  Marilyn was the beloved wife of the late Victor J. Ferreira, whom she shared fifty-three years of marriage.  Marilyn is survived by her four children; Jacquelin Bissell & her husband Bud of Wilmington, Victor Ferreira, Jr. & his wife Janet of Malden, Roxanne Olson & her husband Joe of Rochester, N.H., and Keith Ferreira of Manchester, N.H., loving Grandmother (Muna) (Grams) of Kelly, Alicia, John William, Naomi, Rachel, Joshua, Sarah, Courtnie, Michael, Lindsey, and the late Victor Ferreira III, dear great-grandmother of twelve and the cherished daughter of the late Bessie (Smith) Toomey.

Funeral arrangements for Marilyn will be private.  Arrangements were made under the direction of Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Elaine M. Memory

May 28th, 2013

Elaine M. (Moscatel) Memory, aka Niki, age 68, of Wilmington, formerly of Revere, died on May 27, 2013 at the Blaire House in Tewksbury.

Niki was born on October 6, 1944, in Cambridge, MA, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Rose (D’Orlando) Moscatel.  Niki was raised in Cambridge and was educated there.

Niki worked as a substance abuse counselor.  Over the years, she worked with young women’s groups and counseled many in alcohol and substance abuse education.  She touched and changed the lives of many by carrying the message of recovery to alcoholics and addicts.

Niki loved to travel.  She especially enjoyed the ocean and traveling to Mexico.

Niki will be remembered as a force to be reckoned with.  She was a very strong woman and continued to fight until the very end.  She will be missed greatly by her family and friends.

Niki was the beloved wife of the late Edward Memory, devoted mother of Robin Frost and her husband Gary of Wilmington and the late Kristin Newell, loving “Nana Niki” of Jonathan, Zachary, Jeremy, and Nicholas, cherished daughter of the late Albert and Rose (D’Orlando) Moscatel and dear sister of the late Albert Moscatel, Jr.

Family and friends will gather for a Memorial Service at The First Congregational Church, 230 Beach Street, Revere, MA 02151 on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.  Donations in Niki’s name may be made to Journeys of Hope, PO Box 937, Salem, MA 01970.  Journeys of Hope provides services for young adults, ages 18-25, who are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless.

Jeanne F. (Doucette) Meuse

May 16th, 2013

Jeanne F. (Doucette) Meuse, age 82, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2013, at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Reading on April 12, 1931, Jeanne was the beloved daughter of the late Clarence and Frances (Surrette) Doucette. She was raised in Reading and graduated from Reading High School.

Jeanne married the love of her life, Wilfred, in 1950 and together, they raised three sons. They moved from Reading to Woburn and in 1962, the family settle in Wilmington. Jeanne stayed home and watched over the family while Wilfred worked and she took great pride in caring for her family. The couple shared nearly 52 years of marriage until his passing in 2001.

Jeanne was very active in the community of Wilmington. She was involved in the Wilmington Little League for over 20 years, even becoming the first female president for four of those years. It was one of her passions; she even got her sons and husband to coach teams at one point or another. In 1982, Jeanne was recognized for all her hard work and was awarded the Wilmington “Good Guy” Award. Jeanne loved animals and children; they brought her so much joy over the years. She enjoyed collecting baseball cards and stamps as well as shopping at flea markets. She also loved sports and was an avid Red Sox Fan. She was a caring and dedicated woman that will surely be missed.

Jeanne was the beloved wife of the late Wilfred Meuse. She was the loving mother of David Meuse and his wife Lucia of Burlington, James Meuse of Wilmington and Brian Meuse and his wife Becky of Las Vegas. She was the cherished grandmother of Steve Simoes. Jeanne was the dear sister of Virginia DiGregorio of Wilmington, Carol Hanke of Tewksbury, and the late Dorothy Hildreth, and Paul and Thomas Doucette. Jeanne is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62), Wilmington, for a funeral on Monday, May 20, at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rt. 38), Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, May 19, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations in Jeanne’s name can be made to the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 9168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.