Margot Voner. Arrangements are incomplete.
Thomas J. Sheehan, III, age 65, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at the Winchester Hospital.
Born on December 1, 1943, in Cambridge, MA, Tom was the dear son of the late Thomas J., Jr. & Helen (Erwin) Sheehan. Tom grew up in Cambridge and Arlington and spent his summers in Marshfield with his family. He graduated Matignon High School in 1961 and Boston University in 1965 with a Bachelors Degree in Education. Tom taught Physical Education at Arlington Junior High School for 36 years, retiring in 2001. Tom also Coached football, basketball, and track for the Arlington Athletic Department. Tom worked for NAPA in Wilmington following his retirement.
Tom married Maureen Murphy in February of 1967 and in 1977 they moved to Wilmington to raise their three children.Tom was a sports enthusiast who followed the Red Sox and Celtics and he was an Elvis fan. Tom also enjoyed going to Las Vegas, Rockingham Park, where he loved the horses, the beach in Marshfield, and vacationing with his family. Tom was a devoted family man who loved to attend his children’s and then his grandchildren’s sporting and school events. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and former students.
Tom was the beloved husband of Maureen (Murphy) Sheehan, devoted father of Kerry Sheehan, Beth Rooney & her husband Mickey all of Wilmington and Thomas J. Sheehan IV of Revere, loving grandfather of Brendan Sheehan, Liam, Colin, Caroline, & Charlie Rooney, dear brother of Maryann Nolan of Hanover, Richard E. Sheehan, and the late Martha Maher both of Marshfield, brother-in-law of Pastor Timothy Murphy of the Immaculate Conception Church in Salem, and Jerry Murphy of Somerville, Tom is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, June 27th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Friday, June 26th from 4-8 p.m.
Memorial donations in Tom’s name may be made to St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA 01887 or to the Immaculate Conception Church, 15 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem, MA 01970.
Dana Robert Gray, age 58, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, of Wilmington MA and Stockbridge, VT, died unexpectedly, Sunday, June 21, 2009, at the Winchester Hospital.
Born on June 7, 1951, in Somerville, MA, Dana was the beloved son of the late Robert and Mabel (Saunders) Gray. He grew up in Cambridge, MA, and attended Rindge Technical High School.
Dana worked for the New England Telephone Company, where he was instrumental in the development and implementation of the E-911 system in the New England Area. He retired after 28 years of service. Dana was also a member of the I.B.E.W. Union Local #2321. At the time of his death, Dana was working for the Raytheon Company in Andover on Telecom Projects.
Dana married Debra J. Bombard on December 28, 1974, during their early years of marriage they traveled all over due to his job responsibilities and in November of 1979 they bought a house in Wilmington and started a family. Dana was very involved in the community and an active school volunteer. Dana was a former PAC President for the Shawsheen Elementary School and one of the original foremen that developed Kids Place. He was a founding member and sat on the Board of the Wilmington Youth Center which was located at St. Thomas’ Villanova Hall. Dana was also an Assistant Coach for the Tennis Team at Shawsheen Valley Tech. High School in Billerica for several years.
In his spare time, Dana was an avid tennis player, loved motorcycles, ATV’s, and snow mobiles, you could always find him reading a book. He loved spending time with his family and enjoying his home in Vermont where he was looking forward to retirement. Dana will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and co-workers.
Dana is survived by his beloved wife Debra J. (Bombard) Gray, he was the devoted father of Dori Trudeau & her husband Joshua of Stockbridge, VT, Deon Gray & Artie Adams of Londonderry, NH, and Dale Gray of Stockbridge, VT, loving grandfather of Arthur Robert Adams, and brother of Daniel Gray of No. Dartmouth, MA.
His memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 11 at 1:00pm in the Gaysville Church, Gaysville, VT.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dana’s memory can be made to the Gaysville Church Steeple Fund, P.O. Box 100, Gaysville, VT 05746.
Born in Boston, MA, on July 23, 1918, Edith was the beloved daughter of the late Evart and Persis (Ainsley) Peterson. Edith grew up in New Hampshire until the age of eight when she moved with her family to Reading, MA, where she resided for 70 years. Edith was educated in Reading and was a graduate of Reading High School. She was a member of the Old South Methodist Church in Reading for over 50 years, where she taught Sunday School. Edith was also a member of the Rebekah’s and the Reading Grange for many years. She moved with her sisters to Wilmington in 1996.
Prior to retirement, Edith worked as a press operator for the United Technology Company in Peabody for many years. In her spare time, Edith enjoyed traveling, especially to California to visit friends, she was an avid reader, she enjoyed her crossword puzzles and word searches, and she loved watching her television and was a soap opera “addict”.
Edith came from a very large and close knit family, she loved being with the children and taking part in all the family celebrations and events. She will be remembered by her family as a wonderful woman who lived a long and full life, and she will be greatly missed.
Edith was the dear sister of Doris Peterson, June Nickerson, Louise Peterson, and Charles Peterson and his wife Shirley all of Wilmington, Constance Chepulis and her husband Paul of North Reading, and the late Ruth Kenson, Laverne Peterson, Phyllis Peterson, Raymond Henderson, and Spencer Henderson. Edith is also survived and will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A Funeral Home Service will take place on Saturday, June 20th at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the family lot at Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Visiting hours Friday, June 19th from 4-8 p.m.
Memorial donations in Edith’s name may be made to the Old South Methodist Church, Attn: Memorial Fund, 6 Salem St., Reading, MA 01867.
Gladys M. Surrette, age 83, a life-long resident of Wilmington, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at the Saints Medical Center in Lowell following a lengthy illness.
Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, June 6th at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Church at 12:00 noon. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Friday, June 5th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.
Memorial donations in Gladys’ name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
James P. Doran, age 73, of Wilmington, formerly of Malden and Charlestown, died Monday, June 2, 2009, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford, surrounded by his family.
Born in Charlestown, MA, on July 4, 1935, he was the son of the late Patrick & Nellie (Nagle) Doran. James grew up in Charlestown, he attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from Charlestown High School. James was an avid hockey player in his younger years and a member of the Boston Crusaders Drum Corps. James served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict from 1954 until 1962.
James married Barbara A. O’Donnell on April 20, 1963, and they celebrated 42 years of marriage prior to her passing in September of 2005. James and Barbara lived in Malden for many years prior to moving to Wilmington in 1996. Prior to retiring, James worked at Lamson & Davis Hardware Store in Malden for many years. In his spare time, James enjoyed going to the ocean, fishing, gardening, walking his dog, listening to Irish music, and spending every spare moment cheering on his grandchildren at their various sporting events. James will be remembered by family and friends as a low key kind of guy who was very talented at fixing anything, always willing to help others, an animal lover, someone who was proud of their Irish Heritage, and a devoted family man. He will be greatly missed.
James was the beloved husband of the late Barbara A. (O’Donnell), devoted father of Caroline Maskell, Maureen Fruciano & her husband Tony and Mary Clerico & her husband Vinny all of Wilmington, loving grandfather of Ryan Maskell, Brianna, Christina, & Sophia Fruciano, Devin & Dylan Clerico, dear son of the late Patrick & Nellie (Nagle) Doran, brother of Eileen Moran of Malden and the late Christine O’Donnell of Charlestown.
Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, June 6th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Friday, June 5th from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.
Memorial donations in James’ name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.
Byron L. Kincaid, age 72, of Wilmington, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at the Winchester Hospital.
Born on June 16, 1936, in Malden, MA, Byron was the dear son of the late Allen & Ruth (Brown) Kincaid. Byron grew up in Malden and was educated there, he enlisted in the United States Army and served the Country during the Korean War. Following his return from the Service, Byron was employed as a truck driver while he went to a training school to earn his electrician’s license. When his training was complete, Byron got into Union Local 103 in Boston, where he worked as a licensed electrician until he retired in 1996.
Byron married Judith A. Murphy on June 11, 1961, they lived in Wakefield for several years until they moved to Wilmington in 1967 to raise their four children.
Byron quickly became an active member of the community, he was a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W. Post 2458 in Wilmington and was very involved in helping out at the Knights of Columbus Hall and at St. Thomas of Villanova Church.
In his spare time, Byron loved to travel making frequent trips to Florida, cruising, or to any destination that was warm. He also enjoyed playing cards, especially cribbage, following the New York Giants, to which he was a life-long fan, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren, attending their sporting and school events whenever he could. Byron will be remembered by family and friends as someone who enjoyed life, who was very talented, always willing to help others, and a devoted family man. He will be missed dearly.
Byron was the beloved husband of Judith A. (Murphy) Kincaid, devoted father of Byron Kincaid & his wife Michele (Hayden) and Christopher Kincaid all of Wilmington, Cheryl Stone of Billerica, and Stephanie Kincaid of Reading, he is survived by his grandchildren whom he loved dearly and was so proud of Jonathan, Matthew, and Zachary Kincaid all of Wilmington, Samantha and Allison Stone both of Billerica, he was the dear brother of Allen Kincaid & his wife Mary of Florida, Phyllis Nye of Woburn, Renee Knutson of Peabody, Gail Archambault of Ludlow, Gerald Kincaid & his wife Linda of Derry, NH, and the late Joan Noone and William Kincaid, brother-in-law of Edward J. Murphy & his wife Beverly of Rollinsford, NH, James J. Murphy & his wife Loretta of Westford, Dennis C. Murphy of Medford, and the late Carol Nye, Arthur Knutson, Paul Noone, and Archie Archambault, Byron is also survived by his dear friends Gail & Leo Feeney of Salem, NH, Jackie & Tony Bazzinotti of Wilmington, and many nieces & nephews.
Family & friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, June 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours Tuesday, June 2nd from 4-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations in Byron’s name may be made to Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887. U. S. Army Veteran Korean War. Retired Member of Union Local 103, Boston.
Ronald A. Roberts, age 71, of Dracut, formerly of Wilmington, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, peacefully at home surrounded by his whole family.
Born in Woburn, MA, on July 5, 1937, Ron was the dear son of the late William and Mary J. (Quinn) Roberts. He grew up in Reading and was a graduate of Reading High School. Ron lived in Wilmington for many years before moving to Dracut. Prior to retirement, Ron owned and operated Commercial Steele Company in Lynn, MA.
In his spare time Ron enjoyed mini golfing with his brothers and sons, playing pool and cards, and spending time with his family. He will be remembered by family and friends as an animal lover, talented builder, very giving, and being knowledgeable on many subjects and for his devotion to his family and those he loved.
Ron was the beloved husband of Jacqueline (Doucette) Roberts, devoted father of Donald Roberts, David Roberts & his wife Michelle, Deborah Cipriani & her husband Paul all of Wilmington, Donna Nordlinger & her husband Frank of Lunenburg, John Barry of California, Jimmy Barry & his wife Linda, Heidi Donato, and Shaun Barry all of Dracut, Chanthon Ly, Alexandria Richard, Miguel Pena, and Ryan Ahearn, loving grandfather of Kristin Perrine & her husband Victor, Meredith Cipriani, Dillan Roberts, John Thomas Barry, and Gianna Lynne Donato, dear brother of Richard Roberts & his wife Kate of North Reading, Kenneth Roberts & his wife Nita of Salem, NH, Claire Partridge of Maine, Donald Roberts of Woburn, and the late William Roberts, Virginia Nickerson, Margie Greenleaf, and Neil Roberts, Ron is also survived by his former wife and friend Elizabeth “Betty” Roberts of Wilmington and many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 1st at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, at 11:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Sunday, May 31st from 4-8 p.m.
Memorial donations in Ronald’s name may be made to North East Rehabilitation Hospital, Patient Fund, 70 Butler St., Salem, NH 03079.
Mary A. (Ducey) Sullivan, age 87, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at the Winchester Hospital.
Born in Boston, MA, on July 18, 1921, Mary was the dear daughter of the late Leo E. & Mary C. (Hickey) Ducey. Mary was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of St. John’s High School in Boston. She married John F. Sullivan in 1943 and celebrated 40 years of marriage prior to his passing in 1983. Mary and John moved to Wilmington in 1953 and Mary became very involved in the community. Mary was an active parishioner at St. Dorothy’s Parish, she was a member of the Ladies Sodality, a Eucharistic Minister, and helped with various church fares and shows over the years. Mary was always doing for others, whether it was bringing one of her many friends to an appointment or spending countless hours volunteering at Nursing Homes, she was very active, organized and always willing to help.
Prior to retiring, Mary was employed at the Telephone Company in Boston and then spent many years as a Sales Clerk for Jordan Marsh Company.
In her spare time, Mary loved to sing, she was a member of the Mishawam Choral Society and she enjoyed working in her yard. Mary will be remembered for her devotion to her family and friends, she always kept up to date on what was going with those she loved and had a genuine concern for their well being, they will miss her dearly.
Mary was the beloved wife of the late John F. Sullivan, devoted mother of Mary M. Marchetti & her husband Robert of Shirley, John F. Sullivan, Jr. “Jack” & his wife Patricia of Woburn, Eileen M. Sullivan & her husband Martin of Plymouth, VT, and Jeanne A. Craig & her husband Michael of Stokesdale, NC, loving grandmother of 9 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren, dear sister of Helen Reilly of Stoneham, Margaret Canney & her husband Walter of Charlestown, Imelda Fitzgerald & her husband Joe of Woburn, and the late Catherine Lynch, Leo E. Ducey, Jr., Rev. William Ducey sscc, and Dorothy Monaco, Mary is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, May 29th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Thursday, May 28th from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.
Memorial donations in Mary’s name may be made to Sacred Hearts Missions, 77 Adams St., Fairhaven, MA 02719.
Carl W. Johnson II, age 37, of Wilmington, formerly of Medford, died on May 24, 2009, at home surrounded by his family following a seven year battle with cancer.
Beloved husband of Beth-Anne (Cataldo) Johnson, devoted father of Hayley K. and Ryan J. Johnson, loving son of David C. and Ann L. (Kelly) Johnson of Medford, dear brother of Ann E. Johnson of Middleborough, David M. Johnson and his wife Laura of Burlington, Leah T. Whearty and her husband Tom of Walpole, Christine M. Kiernan and her husband Mark of Hatfield, PA, Linda A. Generazio and her husband Tom of Framingham, Susan M. Ikeda and her husband Koji of Milbury, Michael P. Johnson of East Boston, and Katherine N. Johnson of Stoneham, son-in-law of Victor J. and Susan (MacDonald) Cataldo of Wilmington, brother-in-law of Joseph R. and Stacy Cataldo of Tyngsboro, Carl is also survived by 25 nieces and nephews, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Wednesday, May 27th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street, Wilmington, at 10:0 0 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Tuesday, May 26th from 4-9 p.m.
Memorial donations in Carl’s name may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Development Office, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02215.