Obituaries

Lawrence M. “Larry” Donnelly

October 7th, 2016

Lawrence M. (“Larry”) Donnelly, 83, a longtime resident of Wilmington, Massachusetts, passed away on October 6, 2016 in Beverly, MA from the effects of Lewy Body dementia. While the disease affected his abilities in his final months, he will be remembered for his intelligence, kindness, and sense of humor.

Larry had a curious mind and a love of both science and history. In the early 1960’s he understood that computers were going to be critical in the future and he put himself through night classes to learn programming. His logical mind and love of puzzles were an asset in this field, and Larry went on to have a long career as a computer programmer and systems analyst for Honeywell.

Larry was often soft-spoken and quiet, but his kindness always shone through, and his sense of justice and concern for the less fortunate showed the strength of his character.

Larry was born in Framingham, MA to Mary (Hoban) and Michael Donnelly as one of ten children. His sister Kathleen (Donnelly) Parkyn is the only surviving sibling. He is pre-deceased by brothers Francis, James, Edward, Joseph, and William and by sisters Mary, Dorothy, and Jean.

The love of his life and his wife of over 50 years, Dorothea (Mullin) Donnelly, pre-deceased Larry in 2011, as did his daughter, Moira Williams, in 2010. Larry is survived by his children, Mark Donnelly of Groveland, MA, Matthew Donnelly of Wilmington, MA and his daughters Elizabeth and Linnea, Timothy Donnelly and his wife Jane, of Rockport, MA and their daughter, Laura, and by Megan Donnelly and her spouse, Leslie, of Moosic, PA. He is also survived by his son-in-law Bo Rutherfordton, NC, as well as numerous “in-laws”, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, October 11th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, October 10th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Larry’s memory may be made to Maryknoll Sisters, P.O. Box 317, Maryknoll, NY 10545.

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Ruth Myrtle (Michaud) McIntosh

October 4th, 2016

McINTOSH – Ruth Myrtle (Michaud) McIntosh, of Wilmington, MA, formerly of Lexington, MA and Wolfeboro, NH, passed away peacefully at the age of 97, surrounded by family, on October 4, 2016.

Ruth was born on May 31, 1919, in Portland, Maine. She was the daughter of Nellie and Charles H. Michaud, and was the loving sister to Doris E. Moody. She graduated from Deering High School, where she met her one true love and beloved husband of 51 years, Lloyd (“Mac”) Ross McIntosh.

A loving and witty lady, Ruth’s greatest joys came from being a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a great grandmother. Ruth, also known as Ruthie, Grammie and Ning Ning, will be forever celebrated by all those who knew and loved her vibrant spirit. There is no doubt that she lived her 97 years in inspiring style – never missing an opportunity to go shopping! Whether she was playing bingo, traveling the world, solving a word search, or sipping chardonnay, she always had a smile on her face and the ability to form a lasting friendship. Volunteerism was quite important to Ruth, and she was very proud of the many years that she devoted to the gift shop at Symmes Hospital. A lifelong Boston sports fan, she will undoubtedly be cheering for Tom Brady’s return come Sunday and a Red Sox World Series WIN for Big Papi’s final season! Ruth appreciated the simple beauty in life each day and will be especially remembered in a sunset on Lake Winnipesaukee. Above all, she made people laugh, promoted kindness and lived an extremely full life.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband, “Mac” in 1993, her sister, Doris in 1973, her daughter-in-law, “Margi” in 2016, and many great friends that she met throughout her lifetime. Ruth is survived by her sons, Richard McIntosh of Greensboro, NC; John McIntosh of Lexington, MA; and daughter, Martha (McIntosh), and her husband, Jim Bransfield of Wilmington, MA. Mrs. McIntosh is also survived by her six grandchildren, Melissa (McIntosh), and her husband, Dr. Michael Flanagan of Dothan, AL; Robert (“Beau”) McIntosh, and his wife, Craig of Greensboro, NC; Allison (McIntosh), and her husband, Patrick Haley of Soquel, CA; Caitlyn (Bransfield), and her husband, Benjamin Ward of Milton, MA; Meredith Bransfield of San Francisco, CA; Scott Bransfield of Boston, MA, and seven great-grandchildren, Michael T., Mary Mac, Macauley, Adelaide, Fletcher, Finn and Maya – all of whom will miss her dearly. Ruth was also the loving aunt to Bryan Moody Jr. and his wife, Delores, Gerald Moody and his wife, Rosie and Eric Moody and his wife, Karen.

Ruth’s family will be receiving family and friends at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, October 8th from 9:30-10:30am. Immediately following will be a Funeral Service at 10:30am and procession to an Interment at Westview Cemetary in Lexington.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Reelin’ for Research, 1852 Banking Street #9333, Greensboro, NC 27408 – an especially important organization to the McIntosh family, one that supports pediatric cancer research.

Leo J. Walsh, Jr.

September 29th, 2016

Leo J. Walsh, Jr., age 91, of Wilmington, passed away on September 28, 2016, with his loving family at his side.

Leo was born on June 20, 1925, in Charlestown, MA; he was the son of the late Leo J. Sr. and Margaret Walsh. Leo was raised and educated in Charlestown and was very proud to be a “Townie”.

On May 5, 1943, Leo enlisted in the U. S. Navy during World War II. Leo served aboard the USS Ingersoll and did a tour of duty overseas in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. Leo received several commendations and medals for his fine service and was honorably discharged on February 21, 1946; returning home to his family in Charlestown.

Leo married the “love of his life” Kathleen Gustavson on November 20, 1959; the couple lived in Everett for several years before moving to Wilmington in March of 1973. Leo and Kathleen became parents to six great kids, Sheryl, Tom, Suzanne, Kathleen, Joann, and Margaret; they all had many great times together throughout the years before Kathleen’s untimely passing in September of 1993.

Prior to retiring, Leo was a truck driver for the Teamsters Local #25 in Charlestown; driving for Glendale Motor Oil Company for more than 35 years. Leo worked very hard and put in lot of long hours to provide for his family.

In his spare time, Leo enjoyed camping, deep sea fishing, playing horse shoes and Yahtzee with his family and friends. He also looked forward to taking a drive to Foxwoods to try his luck. Leo also had a “green thumb” and looked forward to planting his vegetable garden every year. He was an avid sports fan who followed the Boston Red Sox; relishing in the many league titles and World Series wins they earned over the years.

Leo will be fondly remembered for his unconditional love and devotion that he showed his family and friends. Leo treasured the time spent with family and really enjoyed being a “Grampy” to his 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Leo was a “character” who had a great sense of humor; he would do anything for anyone, and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Leo is the beloved husband of the late Kathleen (Gustavson) Walsh, devoted father of Sheryl Rose & husband Victor of N. Berwick, ME, Thomas Walsh & wife Debbie of Wilmington, Suzanne Wooster & husband Donald of Salem, NH, Kathleen Walsh & husband Gabriel Alvarez of Chelmsford, Joann Paquette & her companion Kim Joyce of Wells, ME and Margaret Meehan & husband Matthew of Pelham, NH, loving “Grampy” of Patricia Catalano & companion Michael Joy, Cynthia Rose, Ryan Walsh, Christopher Walsh & wife Jessica, Stephanie Walsh & fiancé Steve Mayne, Andrew Wooster, Kevin Wooster & wife Elicia, Charlene Wooster & fiancé Michael Philippon, the late Christopher Wooster, Andres Alvarez, Samantha Paquette & fiancé Dan Brown, Eliott Paquette, Brianna Meehan, and Colby Meehan and “Great-Grampy” of Nicholas Catalano, Kaitlyn Catalano, Conner Wooster, Abbey Wooster, and Dylan Walsh, cherished son of the late Leo J. Sr. and Margaret (Harkins) Walsh, dear brother of Paul Walsh of Randolph, the late Margaret Murray, John, Frank, Joseph, and Robert Walsh. Leo is also survived by his special friend Ida Lewis of Billerica as well as 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, MA on Tuesday, October 4th at 11:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, October 3rd from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Leo’s name may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445.

Ruth I. Gilbert

September 28th, 2016

Ruth I. Gilbert (Haycox), age 91, of Wilmington, died peacefully on September 27, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family.

Ruth was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on August 7, 1925; she was the dear daughter of the late Earnest and Jean (Carey) Haycox. Ruth was raised and educated in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia where she still has a large extended family.

Ruth married “the love of her life” Lewis R. Gilbert on December 7, 1941; the couple moved to Wilmington in 1952 and in 1955 they built their own home in Wilmington where they raised their two sons. Ruth loved her home and she always had an “open door” policy for family and friends. Ruth was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother; she looked forward to babysitting and helped to raise her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-granddaughter. Ruth loved her family unconditionally, she would do anything to help them out, and she was very proud of all of their accomplishments.

Ruth was known to be an avid sports fan; she loved to follow the Boston Bruins, New England Patriots, but her favorite was the Boston Red Sox.

In her spare time, Ruth enjoyed knitting; she made many special afghans, sweaters, hats, and gloves, that she shared with her family. Those were special gifts that will be treasured for generations to come.

Ruth will be fondly remembered for her kind and caring ways; she was a very special lady who will be forever loved and missed by all.

Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Lewis R. Gilbert, devoted mother of Richard L. Gilbert of Shamokin, PA and Robert H. Gilbert & wife Theresa of Wilmington. Proud “Nana” of Kathleen Gilbert, Diana Sironi & husband Eric, Lisa Valente, Robert Gilbert, Michael Gilbert & wife Sharleen, Kristina Gilbert & Mark, “Great-Nana” of Kayla, Scott, Brad, Cameron, Thomas, Mark, Jocelyn, Roman, Quinn, and Great-Great-Nana of Brooklyn. Cherished daughter of the late Earnest & Jean (Carey) Haycox, dear sister of Wilma Bowles, Gerald Haycox & wife Mona, sister-in-law of Rita Haycox all of Canada.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, October 3rd for Visitation from 9:00-11:00 a.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Trade Center Suite G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.

Ernest “Sparrow” Balestrieri

September 23rd, 2016

Ernest D. Balestrieri, fondly known as “Sparrow” to his family and friends, died peacefully on September 22, 2016 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington; he was 93 years old.

Ernie was born on October 22, 1922, in the family homestead in Woburn. Ernie was the cherished son of the late Alexander and Mary Balestrieri; he was raised in a large, loving, and close-knit family and remained a life-long resident of Woburn. Ernie was educated in Woburn and a graduate of Woburn High School.

Following graduation, Ernie joined the National Guard Company G in Woburn for a few years before enlisting in the U. S. Coast Guard on February 17, 1942. Ernie was very proud to serve alongside his fellow Veterans as a Coxswain aboard the USS Marchand, a submarine destroyer. Ernie was honorably discharged on October 31, 1945 and returned home to his family.

Ernie married the “love of his life” Doris Walsh on July 15, 1945; the couple shared more than 72 years of marriage and made countless memories to be talked about for generations to come. Ernie and Doris settled in the “family compound” in North Woburn where Ernie built their “dream home” and where they raised two wonderful daughters Sandy and Debbie and their “son” Tom Concannon. Ernie loved being a dad; there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for his family. Ernie especially enjoyed family holidays, parties, or any reason to get the family together; he loved to see the kids have a good time and he treated his nieces and nephews as his own. When Ernie became “Gramps” to Paul, Donald, and Sharona he was so proud; they were the light of his life.

Ernie was an extremely hard worker and had endless talents as a Master Carpenter. Ernie was instrumental in building most of the homes in his neighborhood as well as several family homes. He was involved in building the first Cummings Park building and worked for many contractors throughout the years. Ernie also worked at Spence Farms in Woburn for many years. Ernie’s talents were endless; his customer relations were superb and he was always sought after for his building expertise.

Ernie was known to be an AVID dancer; after his long work weeks his Friday nights were dedicated to dancing with his beloved Doris. Ernie and Doris would head out with family and friends to the St. Anthony Club or another dance club to relax and have a good time.

Ernie was very active in the St. Antony Club as well as his community; he always gave of his time and talents to help others in need.

Ernie was a man of great faith and an active communicant of St. Anthony Parish in Woburn his entire life. Ernie’s belief in God and his faith sustained him throughout his life especially in challenging times.

Ernie will be fondly remembered for his love of Family, friends, and Country; he was proud to be an American. Ernie was kind, caring, and helpful; he had a great sense of humor and a big personality. Ernie made everyone feel welcomed and he went out of his ways to help anyone in need; never expecting anything in return.

Ernie’s unconditional love and devotion to his family and friends was evident in everything he did. He was truly a “one of a kind gentleman” and will forever be loved and missed.

Ernie was the beloved husband of Doris A. (Walsh) Balestrieri, devoted father of Sandy A. (Balestrieri) LaFontaine & her husband Eugene “Tiny” LaFontaine of Woburn, the late Deborah A. (Balestrieri) Sylvester and adopted son Tom Concannon of Florida. Loving “Gramps” of Paul LaFontaine, Donald LaFontaine, and Sharona Sylvester, cherished son of the late Alexander and Mary (Lutrario) Balestrieri, dear brother of Richard Balestrieri & wife Barbara of Wilmington, Albert Balestrieri & his late wife Marie and Eva Flynn all of Woburn, the late Joseph Balestrieri & wife Louise, Louis Balestrieri& wife Kella, Eleanor Britt & husband Howard, Anna Balestrieri, Salvatore Balestrieri & wife Lil and George Balestrieri & wife Monty. Ernie is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony Parish, 851 Main St., Woburn, MA, on Saturday, October 1st at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Ernest’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington.

Donna M. Guarino

September 23rd, 2016

Donna M. Guarino, age 52, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on September 21, 2016, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Donna was born on January 17, 1964 in Boston, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Albert & Eleanor (McNeil) Guarino. Donna was raised in Wilmington and graduated Wilmington High School in 1982.

Donna was a loyal and dedicated worker; she worked for 13 years at the Wilmington Plaza liquor store, formerly known as “Shamrocks.” At the time of her passing, Donna was working two jobs; she was employed at the Dollar Tree and Cumberland Farms. Donna was a “people person”; she was very well-respected by her co-workers and her customers. She loved working in customer service and always had a smile, kind words or just loved to catch up with those who became her “regulars.”

Donna was very devoted to her family; she took wonderful care of her Dad before his passing two years ago. Donna would take her Dad in his wheelchair everyday, making sure he never missed his daily walk.

Donna’s daughter, Christine, was the light of her life; she was so proud of the woman Christine became. Christine and Donna were as close as mother and daughter could be. They always made special time for each other. “Daughter day” was on Fridays and the two loved to go to coffee and run errands.

Donna will be remembered for her warm, caring personality; she loved her family and friends unconditionally and would do anything for them. Donna loved her neighborhood and thought of her neighbors as her extended family; they all enjoyed spending time together and looked out for each other. She will also be remembered for her love of dogs, especially her German Shepard Rambo.

Donna is the devoted mother of Christine Guarino of Wilmington, cherished daughter of the late Albert & Eleanor (McNeil) Guarino and dear sister of Albert Guarino, Jr. of Wilmington. Donna is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Wednesday, September 28th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 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 Tuesday, September 27th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Donna’s name may be made to the MSPCA-ANGELL, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.

Clive E. Cosham

September 22nd, 2016

Clive E. Cosham, age 72, of Nova Scotia, Canada, passed away at home on April 27, 2016.

Clive is survived by his loving wife, Terriann Reilly, as well as a large, loving extended family.

Family and friends will gather for a Graveside Service in the Wildwood Cemetery, 233 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on October 8th at 11:30 a.m.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, please pay it forward.

Gail A. (Roche) Gallant

September 20th, 2016

Gail A. (Roche) Gallant, fondly known as “Gailzy” to her daughter and friends, age 75, of Wilmington, formerly of Lawrence and North Andover, died unexpectedly on September 19, 2016, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford.

Gail was born on April 23, 1941, in Lawrence, MA; she was the cherished only child to the late George Raynor Roche and Phyllis (Morrill) Roche. Gail was raised and educated in North Andover and was a graduate of North Andover High School. Following graduation, Gail attended the Robert Powers Finishing School to help prepare her for her professional career.

Gail was a hard worker; in her younger years she worked at Grants Department Store in Lawrence and then took a job at Raytheon where she met many dear friends. Gail then moved on and took a managerial position at the Robert E. Anderson Civil Engineering Associates in North Reading where she worked for over 25 years.

Gail was a woman of great faith and an active communicant of the Trinity Congregational Church in North Andover where she was baptized and later married. For many years Gail enjoyed teaching Sunday School at the Church and sharing her faith with her students.

Gail married the “love of her life” Donald Gallant in 1972; the couple lived in Lawrence for a couple of years before building their dream home in Wilmington. Gail and Donald became proud parents to their daughter Tara; she was such a shining light in their lives. Gail loved being a mom, she was always there with unconditional love and support for her daughter and they shared a close, unbreakable bond throughout the years. Gail was not only a wonderful mother but an exceptional mentor in Tara’s eyes. Gail was known to always put her family first in her life; there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for them.

In her spare time, Gail enjoyed “hanging out at her house” relaxing with family and friends and listening to her favorite musical artist Neil Diamond. Gail was an AVID sports fan who loved following football, baseball, and NASCAR on her favorite television.

Gail will be remembered as a wonderful lady, smart, funny, kind and caring; she was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed.

Gail was Gail was the beloved wife of the late Donald S. Gallant, loving mother of Tara L. Gallant of North Andover formerly of Wilmington, cherished daughter of the late George R. and Phyllis (Morrill) Roche. Dear friend of Sally Fraser of Londonderry, NH. Gail is also survived by many nieces, nephews, colleagues, friends and her “grand-dog” Bernie.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, September 24th at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, September 23rd from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Gail’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 1st Ave., Waltham, MA 02451. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Robert “Montey” Monteiro

September 19th, 2016

Robert M. Monteiro, fondly known as “Montey” to his family and friends, age 68, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on September 18, 2016.

Montey was born on July 27, 1948, in Lowell, MA; he was the dear son of the late Caetano and Maria “Connie” Monteiro. Montey grew up in Wilmington and attended Wilmington Public Elementary School; he then went on to complete his education at the Somerville Trade High School in Somerville, MA.

Montey was inducted into the United States Army on February 13, 1969; he was trained as a Radio TT Operator and sent overseas to serve the Country during the Vietnam War. Following his tour of duty and Honorable Discharge from active duty, Montey was transferred to the U. S. Army Reserves Eighth Army and finished his Reserve obligation in February of 1975.

After being discharged from Active Duty, Montey returned home to his family in Wilmington and married his high school sweetheart Judy Collins in February of 1974. Montey and Judy shared more than 42 years of marriage together, raised two wonderful sons Robert and Greg, settled in their hometown of Wilmington to be close to their family and friends, and had many great times throughout the years.

For many years Montey was employed as a Window Treatment Installer for the Designs and Blinds Company in Waltham. Montey was very meticulous at his job, he had a great work ethic, and good people skills with the customers; this all led to a very successful career throughout the years.

Montey was known to have a fascination with old cars; he especially loved his 1960 Corvette which was “his baby”. He was also an avid sports fan when it came to the Red Sox or the Patriots and he enjoyed watching the games with “his boys”.

Montey will be fondly remembered for his unconditional love for his family and friends; he was a very devoted husband to Judy, father to Rob and Greg, he was very pleased to have Adrienne as his daughter in law and just adored being “Vo Vo” to his granddaughters Dorothy, Isabella, and Juliana; they really brightened his world. Montey was known to be quiet and gentle but was also fun loving and spirited; he was truly a “great guy” who would do anything for anyone. Montey left a huge impression on this world and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Montey was the loving husband of Judith F. (Collins) Monteiro, proud father of Robert P. Monteiro & his wife Adrienne of Millis and Greg J. Monteiro of Wilmington, doting grandfather of Dorothy, Isabella & Juliana Monteiro, cherished son of the late Caetano Valente and Maria C. “Connie” (Abreu) Monteiro, dear brother of Benny Monteiro & his wife Karin of NH, the late Albert Moreira and Sally Peeples. Montey was also the brother-in-law of Estralina Moreira, Elizabeth & Bob Maher, Barbara & Frank McKinnon, Virginia Fyler, Dave & Roberta Collins, Dorothy Collins, Walter Collins, Sue & Bob Frongillo, the late Richie and Steve Collins, as well as many loving 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, September 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 21st from 4:00 -8:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Robert’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701

Wayne B. Sawlivich

September 16th, 2016

Wayne B. Sawlivich, age 59, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly on September 15, 2016, at the Winchester Hospital.

Wayne was born on September 8, 1957, in Waterville, ME; he was the dear son of the late Mitchel and Lucille (Bradstreet) Sawlivich. Wayne was raised and educated in Sidney, ME and a graduate of Messalonskee High School. Wayne went on to continue his education at the University of Maine in Orono, ME; earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology and Bio-Chemistry and then onto Boston University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Bio-Chemistry.

Wayne was extremely knowledgeable in the pharmaceutical field; he was sought after and was instrumental in several “start up” pharmacy companies throughout the years. At the time of his death, Wayne was employed as a Bio-Chemist for the Shire Pharmaceutical Company in Lexington.

Wayne married “his sweetheart” Mary Howard in 1981 and the couple moved to Woburn, MA where they lived for several years before settling in Wilmington in 1989. Wayne and Mary had two wonderful sons Mitchell and Daniel whom they adored. Wayne loved his family unconditionally and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for them.

In his spare time, Wayne liked to read, travel, play video games, build and repair computers; this was a hobby that he shared with his sons.

Wayne will be fondly remembered as a likeable guy, hardworking, and devoted to his family and friends; Wayne will forever be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Wayne was the beloved husband of Mary (Howard) Sawlivich, devoted father of Mitchell Sawlivich & his girlfriend Christina Garrity and Daniel Sawlivich all of Wilmington. Cherished son of the late Mitchel and Lucille (Bradstreet) Sawlivich, dear brother of Lynn Sawlivich of Taunton. Son-in-law of James & Rita Howard formerly of Dennysville, ME, brother-in-law of Carroll & Susan Howard of Raymond, NH, James & Lynne Howard of Crawford, ME, and Scott & Donna Howard of Newton, NH. Wayne is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, September 20th for Visitation from 2:00-4:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 4:00.

In lieu of flowers donations in Wayne’s memory may be made to the Wilmington Fire Dept., 1 Adelaide St., Wilmington, MA 01887.