Obituaries

Murphy, Marie

June 2nd, 2011

Marie V. (Gauthier) “Ginger” Murphy, age 79, of Ogunquit ME, formerly of Wilmington, MA, raised in Charlestown, MA, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2011.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph E. “Spud” Murphy, devoted mother of Patricia M. Irwin and her husband David of Essex, Joseph E. Murphy and his wife Cathy of State College, PA, John P. Murphy and his wife Linda of Georgetown, loving “Nana” of Craig, Laura, Tom, and Hayley Irwin, Joseph, Brian, and Sam Murphy, Paige and Neil Murphy, cherished daughter of the late Lester and Mary (MacDonald) Gauthier, dear sister of the late Frank Gauthier and Helen “Marcy” Gauthier.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, June 7th 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 Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Monday, June 6th from 3-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Marie’s name may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143.

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Woods, Christine

June 1st, 2011

Christine E. Woods, age 45 of Wilmington, formerly of Medford, passed away June 1, 2011, at home, surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with cancer. Cherished daughter of Eileen J. (Cullinane) Woods of Medford and the late John M. Woods. Beloved sister of Julie A. Woods and her husband John Morawski of Uxbridge, John T. Woods and his wife Diane of Cape Elizabeth, ME, Matthew Woods and his fiancé Stephanie Nearhos and Nancy Moyer and her husband Edward all of Medford. Loving aunt of Evan, Cullen and Liam Morawski, Maxwell, Jackson, Camden and Kaitlyn Woods and Drew and Shane Moyer. Christine is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, June 4th at 11:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 12:30 p.m. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, June 3, from 5-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Fwy, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244 or to a Charity of One’s Choice.

Hannon, Edward

June 1st, 2011

Edward F. Hannon, age 76, a resident of Wilmington, MA since 1969, formerly of Cambridge, MA, died peacefully at home on June 1, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved husband of Lorraine (Paris) Hannon, formerly of Cambridge, MA, devoted father of Edward Hannon, Jr. of Wisconsin, William Hannon of Wilmington, MA, Thomas Hannon & his wife Kathleen of Danvers, MA, and James Hannon & his wife Jacqueline of Tewksbury, MA, dear son of the late Edward F. and Annie A. (Campbell) Hannon, brother of Mary Corriveau of Lynn, MA, the late Thomas Hannon of Cambridge, MA, and the late Ann Levoy of North Reading, MA, brother-in-law of Edna Hannon of Amesbury, Alice and John Daniluik of Cambridge, MA , Yvonne Peck of Marlboro, MA, Joanne Paris of Marlboro, MA, Patricia Joyce of Cambridge, MA, John and Jo Paris of Tyngsboro, MA, and Al Levoy of Windham, NH. Edward is also survived by 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 17 nieces and nephews, and 40 great-nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, June 14th for Visiting Hours from 9:00 -11:00 a.m. Immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers please send a donation to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Haverhill, MA 01843. Edward was a United States Army Veteran, Vietnam War.

DeGrazia, Rosina

May 30th, 2011

Rosina D. (Rossetti) DeGrazia, age 90, of Saugus, formerly of Lynn, died May 30, 2011.

Beloved wife of Mariano P. DeGrazia, devoted mother of Donald DeGrazia & his wife Sandy of Chelmsford, grandmother of Jill May & her husband Gerald of Bryan, TX, Jack DeGrazia of Tewksbury, Arian DeGrazia of Chelmsford, and great-grandchildren Alycia & Brianna May, daughter of the late Nicola & Teresina (Podofilli) Rossetti, sister of Anthony Rossetti of Revere formerly of Winthrop.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, June 4th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 11:00 a.m. Interment Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Visiting hours Friday, June 3rd from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Rosina’s name may be made to Solamor Hospice, 161 South Main St., Middleton, MA 01949.

Gorman, Pam

May 25th, 2011

Phyllis A. “Pam” (McCarthy) Gorman, age 64, of Billerica, died unexpectedly, May 22, 2011.

Beloved wife of Joseph W. Gorman, devoted mother of Joseph W. Gorman, Jr. & his wife Krista of Lynnfield, and Donna L. Gorman & her husband Brian Kennedy of Billerica, loving grandmother of Shane Gorman, Kiley Kennedy, Liam, Anna, and Ryan Gorman, cherished daughter of Thomas and Phyllis A. (Collins) McCarthy of Watertown, dear sister of Marilyn Salvis of Watertown, Kevin McCarthy of Atlanta, GA, Susan Ingraham of Alexandria, VA, Shevaugn Baker of Fitchburg, Sheila Hopkins of Wareham, and the late Tommy McCarthy, Pam is also survived by many sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, a beloved family friend Richard Kouns of Albany, NH, as well as many other dear friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, May 27th at 7:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa’s Church 466 Boston Road, Billerica at 9:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, May 26th from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Pam’s name may be made to Gibson Center for Senior Services, 14 Grove St., North Conway, NH 03860.

Casey, Robert

May 24th, 2011

Robert E. “Bob” Casey, age 67, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, with his family at his side.

Bob was the beloved and devoted father of Ann Marie Casey of Wilmington, Mary Ellen Casey of Methuen, and Allison Roberta Casey of Wilmington, cherished son of Teresa (Cipriano) and the late Edward J. Casey of Malden, dear brother of Daniel R. Casey and wife Linda of Melrose and the late Edward G. Casey, and loving companion of Regina Whitnell of Tewksbury. Robert is also survived by his former wife Diane R. Casey of Bedford, his daughter-in-laws, Darlene Crifo and Jessica Currier, several nieces nephews, and cousins and many wonderful friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, May 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 Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Friday, May 27th from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Robert’s name may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 1309 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446.

Cain, Ann

May 23rd, 2011

Ann T. (Walsh) Cain, age 99 years, a long time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully surrounded by her family on May 23, 2011.

Ann was the beloved wife of over 47 years to the late Representative Fred F. Cain. Ann and Fred lived in Wilmington for many years where they raised their family. Ann was also at her husband’s side when they launched their family auto business on Main Street in Wilmington, “Fred F. Cain Chrysler Dealership” in 1938.

Ann enjoyed many summers at Lake Winnipesauke in New Hampshire with her family and friends, as well as many winters in Miami and Orlando, Florida.

Ann will be fondly remembered for her devotion to her family, for her strength, her style and class, she was always a “lady” and will be greatly missed.

Ann was the devoted mother of Ethel F. Butters & her husband Robert, Fred D. Cain & his wife Maryann, James K. Cain & Barbara Bonifilo, Cathy B. Burke & her husband Paul all of Wilmington, Robert J. Cain & his wife Harriett of Pompano Beach, FL, Nancy Burke of Stoneham, and George M. Cain & his wife Susan of Connecticut, Ann was the loving grandmother of 31 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren, cherished daughter of the late David and Anna (Colman) Walsh, Ann was the last of six siblings and 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 Thursday, May 26th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Wednesday, May 25th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Ann’s name may be made to Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.

Healy, Maurice

May 21st, 2011

Maurice John Healy , age 76, of Wilmington, MA, formerly of Spring Lake, New Jersey, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Maurice was born on May 1, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York, he was the cherished son of the late Jeremiah and Margaret (Deignan) Healy.

Maurice received his BA from Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana and his MA from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont.

Maurice was a high school history teacher in the Brothers of the Holy Cross Schools in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and California for twenty years, at this time he was a member of the Brothers of the Holy Cross.

Upon leaving the Brothers of the Holy Cross, Maurice worked for Exxon Company for twenty years as an operator in the Exxon Refinery in Linden, New Jersey.

Maurice was very active in the Democratic Party in Spring Lake Heights and Wall Township, New Jersey.

Maurice was also a Boy Scout Leader in St. Catharine’s Church in Spring Lake, New Jersey. He also served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector at St. Catharine’s Church for many years. Maurice was an avid reader of history and political books, he also continually educated himself about Jesus and the Catholic Church.

Maurice lived in New Jersey for many years before moving to Wilmington, Massachusetts to be closer to family.

Maurice’s greatest love was his family, he was a very devoted and caring husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

Beloved husband of Marylou (Gillard) Healy, devoted father of John Maurice Healy and his wife Michele (Semonelli) all of Wilmington and James Jeremiah Healy and his wife Cathie (Sweetman) of Dublin, Ireland, loving grandfather of Kaelin and Courtney Healy of Wilmington and Orlaith Healy of Dublin Ireland, dear brother of the late Sister Margaret Healy of the Trinitarian Order of Sisters of the Catholic Church.

Family and friends will gather for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, on Tuesday, May 24th at 12:00 noon. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc.,187 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA

Marshall, Alvan

May 19th, 2011

Alvan W. Marshall, age 82, of Wilmington, died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at the E. N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford following a lengthy illness.

Alvan was born on May 2, 1929, in Gloucester, MA, he was the dear son of the late Alfred and Amy (Spurling) Marshall, he grew up in Gloucester and was a graduate of Gloucester High School. Upon his completion of High School, Alvan enlisted in the United States Air Force at the age of 18 and that’s where an impressive career began. Alvan made the most of his years in the Air Force, he served during Korea and Vietnam. Alvan educated himself, taking advantage of every course he could handle. Alvan was trained in Air Proving Management, Ground Safety, Advanced Vocational Training, Air Training Command, Airplane Electrical Mechanic Repair Man, Air Proving Management, ACFT-MSL Electrical Mechanic, just to name a few. He also attended Officer Candidate School and was awarded the Outstanding Non-Commissioned Officer of the 4050th Field Maintenance Squadron in 1960.

Some of Alvan’s missions included being part of the Strategic Air Command during the Cuban Missile Crisis and he was sent overseas as an Advisor for the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked on the B-52 Bombers and was part of Operation Ranch Hand which dealt with Agent Orange. He was instrumental in the Aero Space Systems, dealing with the heavy construction. Alvan was well regarded and respected for his service to the country, he earned the rank of Senior Master Sergeant in September of 1960 and he was awarded many commendations over the years. Alvan retired after 22 years of Honorable Service in 1969.

During the Korean War, Alvan was stationed in Germany and that’s where he met his future bride Berta Kampfl, Alvan and Berta married on July 12, 1953, celebrating nearly 58 years of marriage and raising two children.

After Alvan retired the family moved to Wilmington in 1970 and Alvan went to work as an electrician. Alvan was a hard worker, there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do or fix, he knew about electronics as well as mechanics, a “Jack of all Trades”.

Alvan worked at David W. Marshall Electrical Service along side his son David for over twenty years, until he was well into his late 70’s, he just loved to be busy whether it was at worked or puttering around the house Alvan was always doing something.

Alvan was also very devoted to his family, he loved them with all his heart, and he will be greatly missed by them.

Alvan was the beloved husband of Berta (Kampfl) Marshall, devoted father of Linda Whelton of Latham, NY and David Marshall & his wife Lynne of Wilmington, loving “Grampy” of Amy Whelton & her husband Peter Lasaga of Hoboken, NJ, Hannah Marshall and Shawn Marshall both of Wilmington, “Two Grampy” to Charlotte and Ethan Lasaga, dear son of the late Alfred W. & Amy (Spurling) Marshall, brother of Philip Marshall & his wife Madeline of East Kingston, NH.

Family and friends gathered at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, for Visiting Hours on Saturday, May 21st from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Immediately followed by a Graveside Service with Military Honors in Wildwood Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Alvan’s name may be made to Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.

Kaplan, Morton

May 18th, 2011

Morton Kaplan, age 71, of Wilmington, formerly of Lowell, died May 18, 2011.

Beloved husband of Bernice A. (Cieslik) Kaplan, father of Jill Brown of Tyngsboro, Steven Kaplan of Brighton, the late David Kaplan and Craig Kaplan, son of the late Myer and Elizabeth (Bantick) Kaplan, brother of Ruth Cohen of Keene, NH, step-father of Kimball Wamboldt of Sandown, NH and Steven Wamboldt of Wilmington, grandfather of Lea Brown, Steven Wamboldt, Jr., Meghan Wamboldt, Leland Wamboldt, and Andrew Wamboldt.

Graveside services were held on Thursday, May 19th at 2:30 p.m. in the Montefiore Synagogue Cemetery, Pulpit Rock Road, Pelham, NH.