Obituaries

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

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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.

Evangeline E. (Smith) Murray

May 15th, 2013

Evangeline E. Murray, 96, lifelong resident of Wilmington passed away at home surrounded by loved ones. She was the daughter of Harold D. and Flora J. Smith. She was the sister of Mary T. Foley and Paul C. Smith. She was married to John William Murray for 49 years. They had three daughters, Elizabeth Saulnier, Jean Hughson and Barbara Scaduto, fifteen grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren, thirteen great, great grandchildren and one great, great, great grandchild. She is survived by her daughters, Jean M. Hughson of Wilmington, Barbara M. Scaduto of NJ, her sister Mary T. Foley of Wilmington, her numerous grandchildren, nephews, nieces and family. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Thomas Church of Wilmington. Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62), Wilmington, for a funeral on Friday, May 17, at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, May 16, from 4-8 p.m. Memorial donations in Evangeline’s name can be made to Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.

Officer Ronald J. Alpers

May 12th, 2013

Officer Ronald J. Alpers, Retired Medford Police Patrolman of 39 years, age 68, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on May 11, 2013.  Ronald was the beloved husband of Lisa (Zorzan) Alpers, devoted father of Maria Henehan & her husband Paul of Arlington, Jacqueline Alpers of Tavernier, FL, Ronald “Butch” Alpers, Jr. & his wife Ellen of Melrose, and David Alpers & his wife Keri of Fayetteville, NC, loving “Grampy” of Patrick, Casey, Dylan, Matthew, Jack, Samantha, Nolan, and Phinneas, cherished son of the late Harry and Margaret (Coleman) Alpers, dear brother of Paul T. Alpers, Richard Alpers & his wife Cheryl and Mary Mello & her late husband Robert, all of Medford, John Alpers & his wife Sue of Londonderry, NH, loving uncle of Michael, Michelle, Kylie, Ricky, Louise, Derek, Brooke, Jared and several great nieces and nephews, Special Godfather of Marc, Alyssa, Amy and Amanda.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, May 15th 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 to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 14th from 3-8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Ronald’s name may be made to the Mass General Hospital Cancer Center, Yawkey Center, Suite 7E, Boston, MA 02114. Ronald was a U.S. Army Veteran during the Vietnam War.

Alan R. Temple

May 12th, 2013

Alan R. Temple, age 65, of Salem, NH, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2013, at the Aurora Senior Living Center in Derry, NH.  Born in Clinton, MA  on December 2, 1947, Alan was the beloved son of the late William and Dorothy (Parkhurst) Temple.  Alan grew up in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School.  Upon graduating, Alan went to Merrimack College and received his degree in accounting.

When Alan finished college, he was drafted into the United States Army.  He served his country bravely during the Vietnam War and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.

Alan returned to Wilmington and began to work with his father and brother at Merrimack College as a baker.  Alan was a sports fan and enjoyed watching the local sports teams on t.v.  His favorite sport to watch though was horse racing.  He loved to go to the track and watch all the races.

Alan was the dear brother of Bernard Nally of Wilmington, William Temple, Jr. of Salem, NH, and Gary Temple and his former wife Linda of Manchester, NH.  He was the nephew of Evelyn Sanford of Greenfield, NH.  Alan was the loving uncle of David Nally of Wakefield, Cynthia Leverone of Rumney, NH, Heather Urban of Chelmsford, Deanna Nally of Andover, Patrick Nally of Wilmington, Gary Temple, Jr., Tara Temple and Bryan Temple all of Manchester, NH.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt 62), Wilmington, for a visitation on Thursday, May 16, from 10-11a.m. immediately followed by a funeral home service at 11 a.m.  Interment with military honors to follow in Wildwood Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Alan’s name can be made to the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 9168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

Judi (Caiazzo) Diamond

May 10th, 2013

Judith L. (Caiazzo) Diamond, fondly known as “Judi”, of Tewksbury, formerly of Everett, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on May 9, 2013.

Judi was born, raised, and educated in Everett, MA, she was the cherished daughter of the late Thomas and Louise (Cafasso) Caiazzo and a member of a large and loving family.
Following her graduation from Everett High School, Judi enrolled in the Nursing Program at Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett and earned her degree as a Registered Nurse.

Judi continued to practice nursing at Whidden Memorial Hospital; her kindness and compassion for her patients was unwavering only to be topped by her professionalism and care.  Judi continued as a nurse for many years at the hospital before her passion for children led her to a position at Wilmington Pediatrics where she could comfort and care for sick children for the last 15 years.

Judi married “the love of her life” John L. Diamond in 1972, together they shared more than 40 years of marriage, raised two wonderful daughters Kristen and Adrianne, and made countless memories to last for generations to come.  Judi and John lived in a great neighborhood in Everett where everyone knew each other and neighbors were extended family.  Judi was known as one of the best neighbors you could have, she was always willing to lend a hand; whether is was shoveling or babysitting, you could always count on Judi for help.

In 1996, Judi decided it was time for her family to move closer to her parents and sisters, so she sold the house one day and off to Tewksbury the family went.  Again Judi fit right into the neighborhood and was always there to help.

Family first, a small phrase with a huge commitment and boy did that describe Judi’s relationship with her family.  Judi’s love for her family was unconditional as a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, and aunt but when Judi became “Nana” a whole new world opened up and the sky was the limit; Evan, Jillian, and Kaylin were the light of her life.  Judi never missed a family holiday, special event, or just an evening of “hanging out” and she could always be counted on to bring one of her Marie Calander Pies or her famous fruit bowls, they were a staple at every party.

Judi loved sports, she was a Boston Bruins fan and she loved to listen to the Red Sox or catch a game with family and friends, but she was the biggest fan of her daughter’s sporting events and would often be on the sidelines cheering them on.

In her spare time, Judi loved to plant flowers, crochet, play internet games, go to Foxwoods, and read countless books, Harry Potter was her favorite.

Judi will be fondly remembered for her unselfish ways, her love of babies and children, she was always buying toys just to see the smiles on their faces, her devotion to family and friends, and for her famous sweet tooth.  She was kind, caring, and considerate of others.  Judi’s strength in the face of adversity, her ability to fight hard and never give up should be a lesson to us all.  Judi was quite a lady who will be greatly missed.

Judi was the beloved wife of John L. Diamond, devoted mother of Kristen Mantel & her husband Marc and Adrianne Johnson & her husband Shaun all of Tewksbury, loving “Nana” of Evan, Jillian, and Kaylin Mantel, cherished daughter of the late Thomas and Louise (Cafasso) Caiazzo, dear sister of Thomas Caiazzo, Jr. & his wife Nan of Andover, Janet Reddington & her husband Dennis of Oviedo, FL, Joan Gillespie & her husband Robert of Wilmington, Jean Caiazzo of Tewksbury, Jayne Scanlan & her husband Michael of Louisville, KY, Joyce Delaney and Julianne Robarge & her husband John all of Wilmington.

Family & friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Monday, May 13th at 10:00 a.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington.  Interment to follow in  St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tewksbury.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, May 12th from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Judi’s name may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.

Shirley L. (Cann) Bradley

May 5th, 2013

Shirley Louise Bradley, age 79, of Reading, formerly a long time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully on May 4, 2013, at the Wilmington Health Care Center in Wilmington.

Shirley was born on November 2, 1933, in Stoneham, MA, she was the cherished daughter of the late John W.H. and Charlotte M. (Hunt) Cann.  Shirley was raised and educated in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School.  Shirley went on to get her Degree in Education at Salem State College and became a School Teacher for the City of Malden for several years.

Shirley met her “high school sweetheart,” William A. Bradley, Jr. at the age of fourteen.  They were married in 1956, they shared over fifty-six years of marriage, raised a wonderful family, and made countless memories to share with generations to come.  Shirley and Bill moved to Wilmington in 1958, where they raised their four children, Paul, David, Lynne and Scott, they were Shirley’s pride and joy.

Shirley’s devotion to her family was evident, she was always doing something for someone, family was most important to her.  When Shirley became a  “Grammy” she cherished every moment spent with her four grandchildren and she doted on them.

In her spare time, Shirley loved to travel with family and friends.  She also loved to be outdoors, especially working in her yard and caring for her flowers. Shirley will be remembered as an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed watching countless games with family and friends.

Shirley will be fondly remembered for her kind and caring ways and for her unconditional love of family and friends.  She will be greatly missed.

Shirley was the beloved wife of William A. Bradley, Jr., devoted mother of Paul Bradley and his wife Barbara of Derry, N.H., David Bradley of Lowell, Lynne Oliver of Reading and Scott Bradley of Malden, loving “Grammy” of William, Mike, Toni and Keith, great – grandmother of Dustin, Liam and Khloe, cherished daughter of the late John W.H. and Charlotte M. (Hunt) Cann, loving sister of Marilyn McLaughlin of Salem, N.H. and sister in law of Marcia Spears of Acton.

Family and friends will gather for visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, May 7th from 10:00 to11:00 a.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Home Service at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.  In lieu of flowers donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

Antoinette (Navarro) Campbell

May 5th, 2013

Antoinette (Navarro) Campbell, age 82, a long time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully on May 4, 2013, at the Wilmington Health Care Center in Wilmington.
Antoinette was born on February 5, 1931 in Medford, she was the cherished daughter of the late Peter A. and Raffaella (Giggi) Navarro.  Antoinette was raised and educated in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School.

Antoinette furthered her education at Regis College, where she earned her degree in teaching.  She went on to teach in Attleboro, but always considered herself to be a professional wife and mother.

Antoinette met her late husband, James V. “Jim” Campbell and they were married in 1954.  Antoinette and Jim  lived in the city for a short time, before moving to Wilmington in 1958, where they raised their nine children and became part of a “close knit” neighborhood. Antoinette was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, enjoying every moment spent with her family.  Antoinette loved her home, she was an impeccable housekeeper, she loved to cook, and took pride in her yard; always gardening outdoors and growing beautiful flowers.

Antoinette was extremely supportive of her children, she was very involved in their school activities, homework, and was ever present at their sporting events; where she was their biggest fan.  Antoinette was very proud that each and every one of her sons went on to join the United States Army, honorably serving their country, and truly making a difference in the world.

When Antoinette became a “Grandma” life held a whole new meaning, she loved her grandchildren unconditionally, she was proud of each and every one of them, they were the light of her life.

Even with a large family, Antoinette found the time to help start the Parent Advisory Group in the Wilmington Public Schools, she was a substitute teacher for many years, she taught CCD Classes at St. Thomas Church, and was a member of the Wilmington Arts Council.

Antoinette and her husband Jim also started Campbell’s Restaurant located on Main Street in Wilmington, they were always working hard to feed and serve the community.  Campbell’s was always a local landmark that was enjoyed by countless patrons.

In her spare time, Antoinette enjoyed reading, especially history books and she was a very talented artist who loved to paint; sharing her masterpieces with her family and friends.

Antoinette will be fondly remembered as a beautiful, smart, and talented lady, who always had unconditional love for her family and friends.  Antoinette cherished nothing more than to be surrounded by those she loved and they will miss her dearly.

Antoinette was the beloved wife of the late James V. Campbell, devoted mother of Dorothy Campbell of Haverhill, Colonel U. S. Army Retired John Campbell & his wife Patricia of Enterprise, AL, Madeleine Campbell and Marjorie Campbell both of Wilmington, USAR Staff Sgt. Retired Paul Campbell & his wife Cindy of Andover, Marianne Smith & her husband Mort of San Juan Capistrano, CA, Lt. Colonel U. S. Army Retired Peter Campbell & his wife Renate of Leavenworth, KS, Jennifer Martin & her husband Chris of Seal Beach, CA, and the late Major U. S. Army Leo W. Campbell, mother in law of Kathleen Campbell of Wilmington, loving “Grandma” of James Campbell, Colleen Kelly & her husband Trevor, Andrew Campbell & his wife Jodi, Erin Carroll & her husband Bob, Michael Warford, Katelin Havens & her husband Kyle, Kristine Sawyer & her husband Andrew, Patrick Campbell, Matthew Campbell, Michelle Steen, Debbie Steen, Mary Ann Steen, Danny Campbell, Antoinette Smith, Charlotte Smith, Virginia Smith, Raffaella Campbell, Joseph Campbell and Louie Campbell, “Great-Grandma” of Liam, Brooklyne, Audrey, Avery, Mikey, Emma, Ella, Arianna, Payton and Jocelyn, cherished daughter of the late Peter A. and Raffaella (Giggi) Navarro, dear sister of Dorothy Geary & her husband Jack and the late Joseph Navarro, sister-in-law of Elizabeth Navarro all of Woburn.  Antoinette is also survived by many nieces, nephews, life-long friends, and good neighbors.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, May 8th 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 Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 7th from 5-9 p.m.  Memorial donations in Antoinette’s name may be made to Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.  www.nicholsfuneralhome.com