Obituaries

Mary “Jackie” McDougall

October 29th, 2013

Mary “Jackie” McDougall, age 87, of Wilmington, died peacefully on October 28, 2013, at the Wilmington Health Care Center.  Jackie was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada on June 23, 1926, and was the beloved daughter of the late Vincent and Felicitas (McVarish) McInnis.

Jackie married Stephen J. McDougall in 1947 and the couple moved to the United States in 1951. They settled in Medford, MA, where they raised their two sons.  Jackie and Steve moved to Wilmington, MA in 1966, but she never forgot her roots in Canada and would make several trips “down home” over the years.

Jackie was very family oriented; she was a devoted mother and a loving grandmother.  Jackie loved to clean, cook and bake for her family and her house was always meticulous.  Jackie cherished every moment spent with her grandchildren, whether it was taking long walks, attending school or sporting events, or following her grandson Scott’s hockey team; Jackie was always there with a smile to root them on. 

Jackie was a hard worker, for many years she worked in the various cafeterias for the Wilmington School Department and was always helping out the kids by giving them “little extras” or covering the cost of their school lunch if they couldn’t afford it.  She just loved the kids.

Jackie was an avid sports fan; she enjoyed watching the Red Sox and Bruins with her family.

Jackie will be fondly remembered as kind, caring, and most of all giving of herself to others.  She was wonderful to her family and friends who will miss her dearly.

Jackie was the beloved wife of the late Stephen J. McDougall, devoted mother of Gary McDougall of Wilmington and Blaise McDougall and his wife Theresa of New Hampshire, the loving “Nam” of Scott McDougall, Shannon McDougall, Meghan McDougall, Darby Ranger and her husband Michael, “Great-Nam” of Mia and Alaina McDougall and Kadence Ranger.  Dear sister of Jo McInnis of Canada, the late Inez Hollohan, Phyllis McDonald, Ursula McInnis, Michael McInnis, Ted McInnis, and Vincent McInnis, sister-in-law of Don Hollohan and Donald McDonald.  Jackie is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

At Jackie’s request her services will be private.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington.  www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

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Francis M. “Frank” Kane

October 29th, 2013

Francis M. “Frank” Kane, age 68, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly on October 29, 2013 at the Winchester Hospital.

Frank was born on August 25, 1945, in Somerville; he was the cherished son of the late Thomas J. and Catherine J. (Madden) Kane.  Frank was raised in Somerville and graduated from St. Clements School where he played football.

After graduating from high school, Frank attended Bentley College in Boston for a few years before enlisting in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  Frank was very proud of his military career and even after being honorably discharged from the service, he always had a special interest in the well-being of soldiers returning home from active duty.

Frank married Margaret M. (Dunne) “Marge” Kane and together they shared 44 years of marriage. Frank and Marge moved to Wilmington shortly after they were married and they settled into a beautiful home where they raised their three children; Jim, Julie and Michael .  The couple enjoyed a good marriage, and they enjoyed traveling, love, laughter and making memories. Frank was a loyal husband who admired his one true love – Marge.

Frank worked as a manager at Verizon for many years before retiring.  He was also was very active in the Masons at Friendship Lodge.  Frank looked forward to attending the monthly dinner meetings and saw it as a chance to keep in touch with “the guys.”  He was also a member of the DAV.

Frank’s devotion for his family was unwavering and his love for them unconditional.   As a father, he was second to none; always making sure his children had what they needed and showing the love and support only a parent can do.  Frank’s pride for his family was as evident as their love for him. One of Frank’s proudest moments was becoming a grandfather and whether the grandchildren called him “Grandpa,” “GP,” or “Papa,” he didn’t seem to mind, as long as he got to spend time with them.  Frank was passionate about his role as grandfather and created a special bond with each one of them.  Makayla, Cameron, Hannah, Paige and Harrison were the world to Frank.  Whether it was a sporting event, birthday or holiday, Frank was there to show his support for both his children and grandchildren; after all, he was their number one fan!

In his spare time, Frank was an avid sports enthusiast; he especially loved his Boston sports teams.  Frank enjoyed taking many Recreation Town Trips and loved the friends and memories he created while on these adventures.  Frank and Marge’s latest trip was to the Beaches of Normandy, which Frank described as the most spiritual trip of his lifetime.

Frank lived his life with a set of values centered on family, faith, and love of one’s fellow man. From the time they were first married, Marge saw him spend countless hours helping others along the way. Frank will be remembered as a warm, welcoming man and he was known for greeting everyone with a hug, a handshake, a smile, or a kiss and everyone was known as “Buddy.”  He was charismatic and good natured, a genuinely “good guy.”  He was truly “one of a kind” and will be greatly missed by all.

Frank was the beloved husband of Margaret M. (Dunne) “Marge” Kane of Wilmington, devoted father of Jim Kane and his wife Melissa of Northboro, Julie Boyd and her husband Daniel of Litchfield, NH, Michael Kane and his wife Colleen of Mansfield, loving grandfather of Makayla, Cameron, Hannah, Paige and Harrison, cherished son of the late Thomas J. and Catherine J. (Madden) Kane, dear brother of Thomas J. Kane of Plymouth and the late Kevin J. Kane.  Frank is also survived by many special sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, November 2nd at 11:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter Street, North Reading, MA at 12:30 p.m.  Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, November 1st from 4-8 p.m. 

Memorial donations in Frank’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Patricia A. (Wodzynski) Bowerman

October 27th, 2013

Patricia A. (Wodzynski) Bowerman, age 67, of Wilmington, formerly a long time resident of Arlington, passed away surrounded by her loving family at the Mass General Hospital, on October 26, 2013.

Patricia was born on May 17, 1946, in Boston, MA, she was the cherished daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Drozd) Wodznyski. Patricia was raised and educated in Somerville, MA and was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Catholic Girls School in Somerville with the Class of 1964. 

On June 12, 1965, Patricia married the “true love of her life” and her “best friend” Richard Eugene Bowerman.  Richard and Patricia, or “Trish” as he fondly called her, were a true example of a couple; there wasn’t anything they wouldn’t do for each other.  They were always together and truly enjoyed each others company.  Following their wedding, Patricia and Richard lived in Somerville for a few years before making their home in Arlington in 1969 where they lived for over 40 years and raised their four wonderful children. 

Patricia always made her family her number one priority; she worked hard and took a lot of pride in making a wonderful home for them.  Patricia was always cooking, baking, sewing, and tending to her family’s every needs and she showered them with lots of love and affection.  Patricia took pride in making every holiday special and her door was always open to family, extended family, and many friends throughout the years. 

When Patricia became “Nana” to Breyer, Hadley, Matthew, Stephen, and Lindsay, her world became a lot brighter, she loved her grandchildren unconditionally and was so proud of each of them.  Patricia cherished every moment spent with her grandchildren, whether it was a school or sporting event, a dance recital, or just an afternoon “hanging out” with the kids Patricia was definitely their biggest fan. 

Patricia also had countless talents such as embroidering, knitting, crocheting, and did an incredible job at hand quilting, always sharing her creations with family and friends.  

Patricia was also an avid gardener and enjoyed growing plants, flowers, and vegetables throughout her yard. 

In her spare time, Patricia enjoyed reading and traveling with her husband Richard, they took several cruises and trips to Aruba, they always had a great time together.

 Patricia will be forever remembered for her strength and courage during her battle with cancer; she always remained hopeful and never complained; she had an extremely positive attitude and never gave up.  Patricia was always concerned about everyone around her and she was a true inspiration to all. 

Patricia was quite a “lady”, she was kind, caring, loving, and had a smile that would light up a room.  She was devoted to her family and friends who will always hold a special place in their hearts and forever miss her.  

Patricia was the beloved wife and best friend of 48 years to Richard E. Bowerman, devoted mother of Laura Ann Ott & her husband Daniel of Apple Valley, MN, Rebecca Marie Anthony & her husband Michael of Wilmington, Mark Richard Bowerman of Somerville, and the late Eric Charles Bowerman of Gloucester; all formerly of Arlington, loving and adored “Nana” of Breyer and Hadley Ott, Matthew, Stephen, and Lindsay Anthony, cherished daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Drozd) Wodzynski, dear sister of Charlene Weekley & her husband Ronald of Melrose, special “Auntie” of Alison Costello and Justin Weekley. 

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, October 30th for Visiting Hours from 4-7 p.m.  Immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 7:00 p.m.  In lieu flowers, donations in Patricia’s memory may be made to the Mass General Hospital, The Center for Multiple Myeloma, Yawkey Building 7th Floor, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA   02114.

Joshua R. Giroux

October 25th, 2013

Joshua R. Giroux, age 24, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on October 24th, 2013 at the Winchester Hospital. 

Josh was born on May 14, 1989, in Lawrence, MA, he was the cherished son of Mary A. (Winnett) Giroux and Edward T. Giroux of Wilmington.  Josh was raised in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School with the class of 2007. 

Josh loved growing up in Wilmington and was part of a large and loving family and extended family.  He had lots of friends to “hang out with” and lots of teammates who he was close to.  Josh was very athletic and was involved in many sporting activities; he played Wilmington recreation basketball, Wilmington Pop Warner, and was a Junior Wrestler.  When Josh went to the high school, he played football for the Wilmington Wildcats and was on the Wildcat Wrestling Team.  

In his spare time, Josh enjoyed the outdoors, especially riding on his quad.  He also loved listening to music and relaxing with his friends.  Josh also loved to spend time with his girlfriend, Gianna, whom he just adored.

Josh can be described as a special person; he had a magnetic personality that people wanted to be around.  Josh had a fantastic sense of humor and loved to make people laugh.  He also was a great “protector,” always looking out for his siblings, Devin, Ryan and Nolan.  There wasn’t anything Josh wouldn’t do for the people he loved.  It didn’t matter what time of day it was, if you needed Josh, he was there.  Josh will be fondly remembered as sweet, kind, and considerate, he loved his family unconditionally and he will be greatly missed by all.

Josh was the cherished son of Mary A. (Winnett) Giroux and Edward T. Giroux, loving brother of Devin, Ryan and Nolan Giroux, all of Wilmington, beloved grandson of Howard T. and Jeanne M. Giroux of Wilmington and William H. and Maureen P. Winnett of Falmouth, formerly of Wilmington, dear nephew of Michele Higgs, Robin Halpin, Lisa Bozzella, John Giroux and the late Kevin Giroux, Chris Briggs, William Winnett, Jr., James Winnett, Peggy Welch, Paul Winnett, Fran Winnett and Beth Lawrenson.   Josh is also survived by his adoring girlfriend, Gianna Tenaglia, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, October 29th 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 will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, October 28th from 3-8 p.m. 

Memorial donations in Joshua’s name may be made to the Phoenix House Foundation, Attn:  Development Dept., 164 West 74th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY  10023 or to make a donation over the phone please call 646-505-2080 or fax 212-595-6365, PHDonations@phoenixhouse.org

Gertrude M. (Downing) Boudreau

October 25th, 2013

Gertrude M. (Downing) Boudreau, age 92, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away suddenly on October 24, 2013, at the Winchester Hospital.

Gert was born at home in Wilmington on December 10, 1920, she was the cherished only child to Ernest H. and Katherine H. (White) Downing.  Gert was educated in Wilmington and a graduate of Wilmington High School Class of 1940. 

Gert married the “love of her life” Arthur J. Boudreau, Sr. on June 15, 1941, the couple shared more than 62 years of marriage, they raised a beautiful family, and created countless memories to share with generations to come before Arthur’s passing nearly 10 years ago.

Gert loved her family unconditionally; she was very devoted and supportive of her husband during his time as Chief of the Wilmington Fire Department.  Gert was a very dedicated mother and a loving grandmother to three generations of grandchildren.  Gert enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends throughout the holidays; she always enjoyed getting everyone together.  Gert was a talented cake decorator who made countless “special” cakes for family and friends throughout the years.

Gert also had a talent for sewing and gardening and she grew beautiful flowers all over her yard.

Gert will be fondly remembered for her love of animals, especially her dogs.

Gert was very kind, caring and loving; she was a woman of great faith and was an active communicant of St. Thomas of Villanova Church for many years.  Gert was a great presence in the life of her family, extended family, and her many friends who will miss her dearly.

Gertrude was the beloved wife of the late Retired Wilmington Fire Chief Arthur J. Boudreau, Sr., devoted mother of Arthur J. Boudreau, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Vermont and Arlene G. Carfagno and her husband Philip of Tewksbury, loving “Garnie” of Arthur J. Boudreau III, Glenn Boudreau, Matthew Boudreau, James Carfagno, Lisa Gibeault, and Michael Carfagno, “Great-Garnie” of Belit, David, Kristin, Emalee, Erica, Alycia, Cara,  and “Great-Great-Garnie” of 3.  Cherished daughter of the late Ernest H. and Katherine H. (White) Downing, Gert is also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, October 28th 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 will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, October 27th from 2-6 p.m.  Memorial donations in Gertrude’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA  02451 or to the Joslin Diabetes Center, Attn:  Development Office, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA  02215.

Catherine M. (Belton) “Ann” Ellsworth

October 21st, 2013

Catherine Mary Ann (Belton) Ellsworth, fondly known as “Ann” to her family and friends, age 78, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at her home on October 21st, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Ann was born in London, England on January 7, 1935 and was the beloved daughter of Nellie Belton.  She attended Saint Aloysius Convent School and the Bartram School in England.  During World War II, Ann’s home and school were affected by bombings and at the age of 13, Ann was forced to flee England and immigrate to Toronto, Canada with her mother and grandmother.  Following her graduation from and St. Joseph’s High School, Ann went on to further her education at the University of Toronto where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and Physiology.
Ann came to the United States by herself in 1956 and settled in Boston.  In 1957, she moved to Wilmington, where she settled with her first husband, the late Joseph Oliveri.  After she was widowed, she met her “sweetheart” and future husband Charles Ellsworth.  Ann and Charlie married in 1963, sharing more than 36 years together, and raising a wonderful family before his untimely passing in 1999.
Ann loved her family and cherished the time she spent with them; they meant the world to her.  As a friend, Ann was known as a “true” friend, she would be there through thick and thin, always helping whenever she could.
Ann was also hard worker with a creative and artistic side, for many years she owned her own florist shop in Tewksbury, creating beautiful arrangements that she shared with family and friends.
In her spare time, Ann loved to sew, knit, crochet, embroider, and decorate, forever the “artist”.  She also created beautiful gardens throughout her yard.  Ann was “well read”, she enjoyed reading everything from history novels, auto biographies, mysteries, to fiction and non-fiction; she had an unquenchable thirst for learning.
Ann will be fondly remembered for her strength and courage, her ability to never give up, and for her “stubborn” attitude that helped her throughout her illness.  Ann was truly a “one of a kind” lady and will be greatly missed.
Ann was the beloved wife of the late Wilmington Police Sergeant Charles L. Ellsworth, loving mother of Guy Oliveri of Concord, NH and Victoria Ellsworth of Wilmington, cherished “Grammie” of Charles Gregory Oliveri, Kimberly Ann Canady, Daniel Guy Oliveri and Aimee Elizabeth Oliveri, Great Grammie of Dylan, Ethan and Carson Canady and Alexander Oliveri, daughter of the late Nellie Belton, dear sister of David M., Leon D. and Maureen S. Beauvais and Carol A. Beasley, all of Ontario, Canada.  Ann is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, October 24th, at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 23rd, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Memorial donations in Ann’s name may be made to the Winchester Hospital Center for Cancer Care, 620 Washington St., Winchester, MA  01890.  www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Edward J. McGrath

October 15th, 2013

Edward J. McGrath, “Ed” to his family and friends, of Wilmington, formerly of Somerville, died peacefully surrounded by his family on October 14, 2013, he was 85 years old. 

Ed was born on January 2, 1928, in Somerville, MA, he was the cherished son of the late Martin and Delia (Boyle) McGrath who immigrated from Galway, Ireland.  Ed was raised and educated in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School.  Ed was proud to come from Somerville and never forgot his roots.

Ed enlisted in the United States Navy on June 30, 1946, during World War II, he served aboard the USS Macon which was stationed out of Bainbridge, Maryland.  Ed was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and was honorably discharged in May of 1948, returning to his family in Somerville.

Following his return from active duty, Ed went on to further his education and earned an Associates Degree in business and accounting.  Ed started his career as an accountant at Acoustical Contracting Company and retired from Purity Supreme following many years as a dedicated and faithful employee.

Ed married the “love of his life” Dorothy M. Wedge on October 25, 1953, in Somerville, Ed and Dot celebrated nearly 60 years of marriage and they were a true example of a “couple” through thick and thin.  Ed and Dot raised two wonderful children Cheryl and Brian whom they were extremely proud of.  They moved to Wilmington in September of 1958 and Ed quickly became involved in the V.F.W. and the Fr. Croke Council Knights of Columbus in Wilmington, where he could often be found bartending for a function or volunteering for a good cause.  In later years when Ed became “Grampa” to Shannon, Ryan, Andrew, William, and Matthew his world became a lot brighter; Ed cherished every moment spent with those kids, he attended their school events, and followed their sporting events he was always their biggest fan.  Ed’s love for his family was always unconditional, they always brought much joy and happiness to his life.

Ed was a man of great faith; he was actively involved at St. Thomas of Villanova Church where he also served as a Eucharistic Minister for many years.  Ed’s faith sustained him throughout his illness and gave him the strength to keep going.

In his spare time, Ed loved to garden, work on his lawn, and take long walks; Ed always had a pleasant disposition and a smile for everyone.  Ed was also an AVID Boston sports fan and enjoyed taking in a game with his family and friends.

Ed will be fondly remembered as a hard worker and for his devotion to his family and friends, he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Ed was the beloved husband of Dorothy M. (Wedge) McGrath, devoted father of Cheryl Fahey & her husband Jack and Brian McGrath & his wife Carole all of Wilmington, loving “Grampa” of Shannon Fahey & her fiancé Justin Merrifield of Boston, Ryan Fahey, Andrew, William, and Matthew McGrath all of Wilmington.  Cherished son of the late Martin & Delia (Boyle) McGrath of Galway, Ireland, dear brother of Richard McGrath & his late wife Ruth of Plymouth, the late Nora McGrath, and the late Eleanor & Lawrence Bohan.  Ed was a wonderful brother-in-law of Paul & the late Maureen Wedge of Charlestown, Richard & Louise Wedge of Billerica, Robert & the late Joan Wedge of Melrose, Marion & the late Henry Kelley of San Diego, CA, Carol & the late Michael Tiberii of Everett, the late George & Mary Wedge, the late Walter “Bubba” Wedge, and the late Barbara & Jack Hayward.  Ed was also the dear friend of the late Phillip Flammia and is survived by many nieces & nephews.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, October 19th 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 with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, October 18th from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Ed’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA  02472.

Thomas E. McCue

October 7th, 2013

Thomas E. McCue, age 95, of Nashua, N.H., formerly of Wilmington and FL, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 6, 2013 at the Greenbriar Terrace in Nashua.

 Thomas was born on December  17, 1917 in Boston, MA; he was the cherished son of the late Thomas F. and Ruth (Foley) McCue.  Thomas was raised in the shadow of the Bunker Hill monument in Charlestown and was a graduate of Boston High School of Commerce in 1935.

 Thomas was employed by the Boston Naval Ship Yard for many years as a sheet metal worker.  During his time of employment, Thomas enlisted in the United States Navy in 1955, serving his country during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1963 and returned home to be with his family.  Thomas was very proud of his career and loved to tell people about his accomplishments at work.

 Thomas married Pauline E. (Ritchie) McCue on October 3, 1943; the couple just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this past week.  Thomas and Pauline shared a great life together filled with beautiful memories of traveling with family and many get togethers, especially during the holidays.  The couple lived in Wilmington where they raised their three children, Pat, William and Brian before relocating to Florida in 1975.

 Thomas spent 30 years in Florida and became accustomed to a great lifestyle of golf and fishing.  He became quite an avid golfer and was proud to tell his great story about achieving not one, but two “holes in one.”  Thomas and Pauline loved living in Florida in the winter and summering at Lake Winnipesaukee New Hampshire.  In 2005, the couple settled in Nashua, N.H., moving back to be close to their family.

 Thomas was quite mechanically inclined and loved to tinker around the house fixing odds and ends.  In his spare time, he loved to read, complete crosswords and do puzzles.  He will be remembered for his subtle humor.  One of his favorite sayings went, “I’d like to live to 100 or die trying.” 

 Thomas was the beloved husband of Pauline E. (Ritchie) McCue of Nashua, N.H., devoted father of Patricia Beaushene & her husband William of Shirley, MA, William McCue of Bradford, ME, Brian McCue & his wife Kathleen of Litchfield, NH, loving “Grampy” of Thomas McCue, Megan McCue, Ross McCue, Robert Beaushene and Jessica Beaushene, cherished son of the late Thomas F. and Ruth (Foley) McCue, dear brother of the late Francis and James McCue.

 Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, Oct. 10th 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 will take place in the Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 9th from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Thomas’ name may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105.

George H. “Sonny” Mitchell III

October 7th, 2013

George H.  Mitchell III, fondly known as “Sonny”, age 83, of Arlington, died peacefully on October 6, 2013.  George was the dear son of the late George and Valeda (Demos) Mitchell, beloved brother of the late Lena Porter, late Louise Mercer & her husband Robert, James Mitchell & his wife Marguerite “Mickey” of Franklin, and Richard Mitchell & his companion Pam Williams of Dennis Port, brother in law of George Porter of Wilmington, loving partner of Mildred Kletjian of Arlington.  George is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends. Family will be receiving people at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, October 10th at 12:30 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m.  Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Memorial donations in George’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA  02451.  George was a U. S. Army Veteran during the Korean War.

Arlene B. (Anderson) Hanson

October 3rd, 2013

Arlene B. (Anderson) Hanson, age 84, of Wilmington, passed away on October 3, 2013.  Arlene was the beloved wife of the late Harry E. Hanson, Sr., devoted mother of Gail A. Anderson & her husband Robert of Wilmington, Janice M. Flaherty & her husband the late John Flaherty of Plymouth, Kathleen L. Walsh & her husband John P. Walsh of North Andover, William T. Hanson of Greenfield and the late Harry E. Hanson, Jr., loving grandmother of 10, great-grandmother of 6, cherished daughter of the late William T. & Mary (McCue) Anderson, dear sister of William Anderson of Beverly, David Anderson of South Boston and the late Mary Lou McConville.

 Funeral services for Arlene will be private. 

Memorial donations in Arlene’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105.