Obituaries

Holloway, Scott

October 19th, 2010

Scott W. Holloway, age 48, of Haverhill, formerly of Wilmington, died Tuesday, October 19, 2010, surrounded by his family, at the Mass. General Hospital in Boston from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Scott was born on September 25, 1962, in Winchester, MA, he was the son of  John C. and the late Mary A. (Grace) Holloway of Wolfeboro, NH, formerly of Wilmington.  He grew up in Wilmington, where he was active in sports, Scott loved football he started playing at the Pop Warner level and continued right through high school playing for the Wilmington Wildcats.  Scott graduated Wilmington High School Class of 1981.

Scott was employed as a Maintenance Engineer for the Extended Stay Suites Hotel Chain for many years.

In his spare time, Scott enjoyed bowling and was the treasurer of his bowling league, he coached youth football for a number of years, and volunteered for the New Hampshire Public Auction Commission.  He loved his motorcycle and had a passion for riding.  He was the State Site Coordinator for HOG rallies and was continuously involved in raising funds for the causes he believed in and for people in need of help.  At the time of his death, Scott was the Director of the Boston Harley Owners Group which is located in Everett.  Scott made many life-time friends within his motorcycle group and they became his extended family, they will miss him dearly.

Besides his father, Scott is survived by his son John Scott Holloway of Merrimac, MA, his fiancé Patty Spakoski of Haverhill, he was the brother of Steven Holloway & his wife Terri and Jack Holloway & his wife Gail all of Wilmington, Cindy Caligandes of Wolfeboro, NH, and Mark Holloway of Portsmouth, NH, uncle of Lauren & Dan Bennett, Brent & Mariesa Holloway, Janel & Mort Smith, Jacqueline & Dan Bento, Billy & Danielle Holloway, Katie Holloway, Jeff Calligandes, Jon Calligandes, Danielle Calligandes & her fiancé Austin Maher, Dave Holloway, Carlene Holloway, Tom Holloway, Katherine Holloway, and the late Melissa Holloway, great uncle of Audrey Bennett, Nadia & Braden Smith, Brooklyn, Will, & Hunter Holloway, and Jack Holloway, Scott is also survived by many dear friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, October 28th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Wednesday, October 27th from 3-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Scott’s name may be made to the John Scott Holloway Scholarship Fund, c/o Boston Harley Owners Group, P. O. Box 351, Revere, MA 02151.

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Ballou, Lorraine

October 7th, 2010

Lorraine M. (Rockwood) Ballou, age 79, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully on Thursday, October 7, 2010, with her family at her side.

Born on June 16, 1931, in Brighton, MA, Lorraine was the cherished daughter of the late Charles W. and Catherine E. (Purcell) Rockwood. She grew up in Medford and Somerville and was a graduate of St. Clement’s High School in Somerville.

Lorraine met Daniel H. Ballou, Sr. at a dance at St. Joseph’s in Medford, and were both working at the Fresh Pond Drive in theater in North Cambridge. The couple married in 1950 and bought a piece of land in Wilmington where they built their home in 1951 and raised their wonderful children. Lorraine and Dan shared 49 wonderful years of marriage before his passing in April of 1999.

Lorraine, always a hard worker, expanded her career to include being an operator for “Ma” Bell in Reading, she was an executive secretary to the Vice President of Keene Lighting Company, and retired after 16 years as a well known and respected Real Estate Agent from Ballou Real Estate Company in Wilmington, which she owned and operated.

Lorraine’s greatest accomplishment was her family, she was a devoted wife, the best mother, and an awesome grandmother. She loved being involved with their lives, whether it was volunteering at school, attending school functions or sporting events, being the ultimate “Hockey Mom” with Wilmington Youth Hockey or Wilmington Wildcats Hockey, a “Den Mother” to their Cub Scout Troop, or being a good listener, supporter, and a best friend to them, they were her world and she loved them unconditionally.

Lorraine also found time for her community, she was an active member of St. Thomas Church and the Wilmington Women’s Club before her health deteriorated.

In her spare time, Lorraine loved to go to bingo and follow New England sports teams, her family enjoyed watching many Patriots, Celtics, and especially Red Sox games with her, noting that she was a “huge” Red Sox Fan.

Lorraine will be fondly remembered for her kindness and strength, she was always willing to lend a hand or help someone less fortunate. She was a true “survivor” for the many hardships that her health dealt her. Lorraine was diagnosed a radical form of cancer years ago when the odds were not in her favor but she faced her diagnosis head on and survived, something which she was very proud of. Lorraine never gave up and her willingness to persevere gave those around her hope.

Lorraine was truly devoted to her family, extended family, and friends, she was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed.

Lorraine was the beloved wife of the late Daniel H. Ballou, Sr., devoted mother of Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. and his wife Dawn of Wilmington, Robert J. Ballou of California, Karen Ballou Knowles and her husband Stephen of Connecticut, David J. Ballou and his wife Kathryn of Maine, and Richard J. Ballou and his wife Susan of Georgia, mother-in-law of Diane Ballou of California, loving grandmother of Daniel H.Ballou III and his wife Natasha, Sean, Rory, and Meghan Ballou and her fiancé Jim Fennelly, Robert and Julia Ballou, Ryan, Ian, Erin, and Justin Knowles, Isabel and Sophie Ballou, Mary Wade, Jack, and Caroline Ballou, and great-grandchildren Daniel H IV and the late Olivia Ballou, dear sister of James Rockwood and his wife Marion of Boston, Paul Rockwood of Florida, and the late Charles Rockwood, sister-in-law of Marion Rockwood of Stoneham and the late Carol Rockwood, Lorraine is also 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 Wednesday, October 13th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Tuesday, October 12th from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Lorraine’s name may be made to Catholic Charities, 75 Kneeland St. #800 Boston, MA 02108 or to CURE Childhood Cancer, 1835 Savoy Dr., Suite 102, Atlanta, GA 30341.

Goulet, Paul

October 5th, 2010

Paul G. Goulet, age 69, of Milton, NH, formerly of Wilmington, MA, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at the Goodall Hospital in Sanford, Maine.

Born in East Boston, MA, on September 13, 1941, Paul was the dear son of the late Camille A. and Orise Marie (Mayer) Goulet. He grew up in Tewksbury, MA and was a graduate of Tewksbury High School.

Paul enlisted in the United States Air Force, proudly serving the country during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on November 10, 1960.

Paul married Joan M. Currier on May 30, 1964, and he moved to Wilmington, where they raised their two beautiful daughters Lynn and Lisa.

Paul was a hard worker, he owned and operated Goulet Oil Burner Service and worked in the Water Department for the Town of Wilmington before retiring several years ago.

In his spare time Paul enjoyed painting, history, waterskiing, fishing, playing horse shoes, and spending time with his family and friends. He loved to sit at his cottage in Milton, New Hampshire.

Paul will be fondly remembered for his devotion to his family, his sense of humor, his love of Boston Sports especially the Patriot and Red Sox, and his Pride in being an American.

Paul was the beloved husband of 46 years to Joan M. (Currier) Goulet, devoted father of Lynn Lawler and her husband Paul of Lebanon, ME, and Lisa Spinale and her husband Joseph of Wilmington, MA, loving grandfather of Jordan Mavrogiannis and her husband John, and Kayli Lawler all of Lebanon, ME, Lauren, Joseph, and Kaci Spinale all of Wilmington, dear brother of Wilfred Goulet and his wife Barbara of Lynn and the late Norman Goulet, brother-in-law of Paul and Jayne Currier of Westford and Donald Currier of Derry, NH, Paul is also 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 Saturday, October 9th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Friday, October 8th from 3-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Paul’s name may be made to the American Lung Association of Massachusetts, 1505 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton, MA 02135.

Jordan, David

September 29th, 2010

David W. Jordan, age 75, of N. Billerica, passed away September 29, at home surrounded by his family.

Born in Portland, ME on April 28, 1935, David was the beloved son of the Late Arthur and Myra (Dyer) Jordan.  He was raised in Portland and graduated from high school there in 1953.  David joined the Army in 1956 and served his country proudly.  After leaving the service in 1958, David married his childhood neighbor, Peggy, and they moved to Burlington and started their family.  David worked as a draftsman for Raytheon before retiring in 1995.

David was an avid sports fan, rooting for the NY Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers before the team moved.  He enjoyed candlepin bowling and golf in the front yard, using a tin can for a hole.  David loved to play cards. “Up and Down the river” was his favorite.  He also spent many years donating his time as the Sunday School superintendent at the Baptist Church.  He also loved spending time at his place on Sebago Lake in Maine. David was a loving and caring person with a great sense of humor and will be greatly missed.

David was the loving husband of Marguerite “Peggy” (Whitten), beloved father of Patricia Reece of Tewksbury, David Jordan, Jr. of N. Billerica, Katherine Fontana and her husband Joe of Weathersfield, CT., and the Late Arthur Jordan.  Cherished grandfather of Alan Reece, Jr. and his wife Christina of Dracut, Crystal and Michelle Reece both of Tewksbury, and Christina and Joey Fontana of Weathersfield, CT.  Special Uncle of Ted Whitten of Raymond, NH.  Brother of the Late Arthur, Jr. and Robert Jordan.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Abundant Life Church, 173 Church St., Wilmington, on Saturday, October 2, at 11:00 a.m.  Visiting Hours Friday, October 1, at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., Rt. 62, Wilmington, from 4 – 7 p.m.  Interment Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica.

Memorial Donations can be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence, MA  01843.

Rice, Elizabeth

September 26th, 2010

Elizabeth M. (Nichols) Rice, age 90, a life-long resident of Wilmington, died peacefully at home on Sunday, September 26, 2010, following a lengthy illness.

Elizabeth was born in Wilmington on September 11, 1920, she was the cherished daughter of the late Louis H. & Inez M. ( Holden) Nichols. Elizabeth was educated in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School. She was a very active member of the Wilmington United Methodist Church, where she was involved in the Widows Club, the Rebekah Circle, as well as other groups in the church. Elizabeth was also active with the A.I. M. Group and the Wilmington Senior Center before her illness forced her to be homebound. Elizabeth enjoyed going to Bingo and had a talent for ceramics. She loved to go camping with her family, they traveled all over New England and Pennsylvania.

She will be fondly remembered as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she loved her family will all her heart and enjoyed being with them. They will miss her dearly.

Elizabeth was the beloved wife of the late Irving H. Rice, with whom she celebrated over 57 years of marriage before his passing in 1997. She was the devoted mother of Carole Ann Zampese of Bedford, Elwin C. Rice & his wife Sandra, and William P. Rice & his wife Susan all of Wilmington, loving “Grammie” of Carolyn Bumbaca, Kristen Reilly, Pamela DiBiase, David Zampese, Heidi Hourihan, Charles Rice, the late Michael Rice, and great-grandchildren Jacquelyn, Nicholas, Andrea, Berkley, Rory, Kevin, Katti, Tyler, Elizabeth, and Michael, dear sister of the late Richard Rosson, Louise Balser, and Helen Moore, Elizabeth is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Wednesday, September 29th at 1:00 p.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Tuesday, September 28th from 3-7 p.m.

Memorial donations in Elizabeth’s name may be made to Care Alternatives Hospice, 181 Cedar Hill Road, Marlborough, MA 01752.

Gates, George

September 21st, 2010

George E. Gates, age 86, of Barrington, NH, formerly of Wilmington, MA, died Tuesday, September 21, 2010.

Born on January 9, 1924, in Wilmington, MA, George was the dear son of the late Clifford P. and Hilda M. (Mawson) Gates. George was a long-time Wilmington resident and graduate of Wilmington High School. He was inducted into the United States Merchant Marines during World War II, George was aboard many vessels and received many commendations for his service to the country. He was honorably discharged on May 9, 1945.

Prior to retiring, George worked for the Wilmington School Department for many years.

In his spare time George loved to “tinker” and was a real “outdoorsman”, he enjoyed cutting wood and doing any project that related to the outdoors.

George will be fondly remembered as a devoted and giving person who was always there for his family, friends, and the many charities he contributed to over the years.

George was well loved and will be greatly missed.

George was the beloved husband of the late Harriet Gates, devoted father of Thomas D. Gates of Barrington, NH, Robert J. Gates and his wife Jeanne of Strafford, NH, and Stephanie Proll and her husband Stephen of Lowell, ME, loving grandfather of Heather Baker of Strafford, NH, dear brother of the late Dorothy Croke and Barbara Adams.

Graveside services with Military Honors were held on Saturday, September 25th at 12:00 noon in Wildwood Cemetery, Wildwood Street, Wilmington.

Memorial donations in George’s name may be made to a Charity of One’s Choice. Arrangements under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington.

Williams, Moira

September 21st, 2010

Moira (Donnelly) Williams, age 49, of Rutherfordton, NC, formerly of Wilmington, MA, died unexpectedly at home on September 21, 2010.

Beloved wife of Bo Williams, cherished daughter of Lawrence and Dorothea (Mullin) Donnelly of Wilmington, dear sister of Mark Donnelly and Matthew Donnelly both of Groveland, Timothy Donnelly and his wife Jane of Rockport, and Megan Donnelly of Philadelphia, PA, aunt of Elizabeth, Linnea, and Laura, niece of Martha Mullin and Mary Mullin both of Natick, Moira is also survived by her step-daughter Jill Center and her two children, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Moira graduated with honors from Regis College and the Air Force Institute of Technology. She was a former Captain and defense contractor for the United States Air Force.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, September 26th from 7-9 p.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Her Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, September 28th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street (Rte. 38), Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Moira’s name may be to the M.S.P.C.A., Development Office, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.

Noone, Shayne

September 21st, 2010

Shayne Joseph Noone, age 41, of Tewksbury, formerly of Charlestown, died peacefully, Tuesday, September 21, 2010, surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Shayne was born on August 6, 1969, in Boston, MA, he was the cherished only son of the late Walter and Ann (Hartnett) Noone. Shayne grew up in Charlestown, MA, he loved being a “Townie”. He graduated from Christopher Columbus High School and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps., serving during Operation Desert Storm.

After being discharged, Shayne went on to attend Pipefitters Apprentice School. He completed his training and was a Pipefitter for Union Local #537 in Boston for over 18 years until his illness forced an early retirement. Shayne was also and member of the Executive Board of Pipefitters.

Shayne married Kristin A. Ward on June 27th, 1998, and moved to Tewksbury. Shayne and Kristin celebrated over 12 years of marriage and had two beautiful children.

In his spare time Shayne enjoyed fishing with his son, vacationing with his family, watching Boston Sports, he was a huge Red Sox Fan who worked at Fenway Park in his younger years, and just hanging out with family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

Shayne was the loving husband of Kristin A. (Ward) Noone, devoted father of Julia Ann and Shayne Patrick Noone, all of Tewksbury, beloved brother of Cheryl Martell & her husband John of Billerica, Laura Bourgeois & her husband David and Denise Bohne-Loehlein & her husband Conrad all of Charlestown, Eunice Aroyian & her husband Harry of Watertown, Ann Vesey & her husband Jim of No. Reading, Sheila Butler & her husband Brian of Melrose, and the late Donna Porter, dear son-in-law of Rosemary Ward and Michael Benullo of Tewksbury and William Ward of Ft. Meyers, FL, brother-in-law of William Ward and wife Shannon of Oceanside, CA, Brian Ward and wife Ranal of Billerica, and Kevin Ward and wife Kristin of No. Andover, Shayne is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, September 24th at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Williams Church, 1351 Main St., Tewksbury at 11:30 a.m. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tewksbury. Visiting hours Thursday, September 23rd from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Shayne’s name may be made to the Noone Children Scholarship Fund, c/o Lowell Five Cents Savings Bank, 1775 Main St., Tewksbury, MA 01876.

Forristall, Steven

September 14th, 2010

Steven J. Forristall, age 52, of Billerica, formerly of Somerville, died September 14, 2010.

Devoted father of Timothy Forristall & his wife Danielle, Christine Forristall, and Melissa Forristall, loving “Grampy” of Sophia Forristall, beloved son of the late Leo & Elinor Forristall, dear brother of Thomas Forristall, Richard Forristall & his wife Patti, Edward Forristall & his wife Sheila, Michael Forristall & his wife Leslie, Eileen Westphal & her husband Chris, William Forristall & his wife Lisa, Leo Forristall Jr., David Forristall & his wife Kerry, and the late Deborah “Debi” Forristall, Steven is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, September 16th in the Open Door Baptist Church, 300 Pleasant St. (Intersection of Rte. 2 & Rte. 60), Belmont, MA, from 4 – 8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Church on Friday, September 17th at 10:00 a.m. Interment Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica.

Steven enjoyed helping and counseling others in need, it has been requested that in lieu of flowers donations in Steven’s memory be made to the Salvation Army, Attn: Development, 25 Shawmut Road, Canton, MA 02021.

Riley, Robert H. Sr.

September 5th, 2010

Robert H. Riley, Sr., age 73, of High Point, North Carolina, formerly of Wilmington, MA, died Sunday, September 5, 2010, in North Carolina.

Robert was the beloved husband of the late Joan (D’Maire) Riley, devoted father of Robert H., Jr. & Katrina Riley, of Wilmington, Derek Riley & his wife Gina of Fayetteville, NC, and Marlene Riley of High Point, NC, loving grandfather of Caitlin, Sean, Erica, Joseph, Alyssa, and Ashley, dear brother of Barbara Kilroy of Cape Cod and Bonnie Hayward of Florida.

Family and friends will gather for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Church St., Wilmington on Friday, September 10th at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Robert served in the United States Army during the Korean War, serving as an Honor Guard for General Eisenhower. He was honorably discharged in June of 1956.