Obituaries

Forte, Kim

February 21st, 2011

Kim Marie (Surette) Forte, age 51, of Wilmington, died Monday, February 21, 2011, from injuries sustained in an accident.

Kim was born on January 30, 1960, in Winthrop, MA, she was the cherished daughter of Luella S. (Pevear) and the late Howard Surette of Revere. Kim grew up in East Boston, MA, she attended the Julia Billiart High School in Boston’s North End, graduating as the class Valedictorian in 1978.

Kim married her High School “Sweetheart”, Louis Forte on August 30, 1981, Kim and Lou shared a wonderful life together. They were doting parents to their son Timothy, he was their world and a big reason that she always had that amazing smile. Together they loved to travel, entertain, and spend time with their family and friends. Kim and Lou never spent a day apart in 30 years, they were “soul mates” who truly loved one another unconditionally.

Kim was a hard worker, since the age of 16 she worked as a dental assistant in East Boston, when she moved to Wilmington in 1983, she took a job as a dental assistant for Dr. Edgerly’s dental office in Wilmington where she worked for many years. She earned her Associates Degree in Math from Middlesex Community College in Bedford and her Bachelor’s Degree in Math from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell Campus. At the time of her death, Kim was working as a Professor of Math at Middlesex Community College and was pursuing her Master’s Degree in Math. Kim loved teaching and was very fond of her students, she was always giving them the support and courage to further their education and better their lives.

Kim loved to exercise and be outdoors, she walked and biked all over Wilmington no matter what the weather was outside, everyone knew Kim. She would often stop to help someone rake, shovel, or carry in some groceries, she just loved to help others and the streets of Wilmington will never seem the same without passing Kim with that huge smile on her face. Kim was also a regular at RMA fitness where she worked hard and was so kind and friendly, just a pleasure to be around.

Kim will be fondly remembered for her optimistic attitude and her endearing personality, people were drawn to her. She had a soft, kind way about her and a warm smile that would light up a room. Kim had a love for others especially children, she loved to entertain them and just have fun with the kids.

Kim was very devoted to her family, she was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, and a true friend to many. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for those she loved. Her absence will leave a huge void in their lives but her memory will be with them forever.

Kim’s motto in life was: “The secret to life is to skip and dance, it will make you smile”, and those who knew Kim knew she loved to dance, she embraced life to the fullest, and was always smiling. To take a quote from a popular song “When you smile the whole world stops to stare for a while, girl you’re amazing”, that describes the Kim everyone knew and holds dear to their hearts.

Kim was the loving wife of Louis J. Forte, devoted mother of Timothy L. Forte, both of Wilmington, cherished daughter of Luella S. (Pevear) and the late Howard Surette of Revere, dear sister of Dwayne Surette & his wife Cathy of East Boston and Sharon Nelson & her husband Michael of Exeter, NH, sister-in-law of Anthony Forte of Florida, Veronica Forte of East Boston, John Forte of Revere, and the late Salvatore Forte, Kim was also the loving aunt of many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, February 26th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 11:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, February 25th from 4-9 p.m.

Memorial donations in Kim’s name may be made payable to the MCC Foundation, Inc., with a memo “in memory of Kim Forte” and mailed to: MCC Foundation, P. O. Box 716, Bedford, MA 01730.

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Maffeo, Jeremiah

February 21st, 2011

Jeremiah L. “Jerry” Maffeo age 89, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died Monday, February 21, 2011, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington following a lengthy illness.

Born in Revere, MA, on January 2, 1922, Jerry was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Scuppettuoloo) Maffeo. Jerry grew up in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School. Jerry enlisted in the United States Navy on June 30, 1942, during World War II, he served on several Naval Vessels including the USS Cincinnati and was honorably discharged on September 24, 1945.

Prior to retiring, Jerry was employed as a Supervisor for the Jasco Aluminum Company for many years.

Jerry married the love of his life Esther Dahlstrom and the couple moved to Wilmington in the early 1960’s. Jerry idolized Esther and the couple was inseparable, they shared many wonderful times together with their family and friends, Esther passed in 1999 and Jerry was never the same, he missed her terribly.

Jerry was very devoted to his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for those he loved.

Jerry was a member of the Wilmington Senior Center where he had many friends, the Sons of Italy Lodge, and an active communicant at St. Dorothy’s Church in Wilmington.

He enjoyed his morning meetings at McDonald’s with his friends to discuss what was going on in town or chatting about sports.

Jerry will be remembered as a quiet man, very kind and friendly, just a great guy who will be missed by his family and friends.

Jerry was the beloved husband of the late Esther L. (Dahlstrom) Maffeo, father of Richard Atkinson & his wife Mary Lou of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Janice DesLauriers of Plaistow, NH, and Marjorie O’Brien of Melrose, Jerry is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Maffeo and is the last of seven siblings.

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, February 25th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St., Wilmington at 12:00 noon. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers donations in Jerry’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Peck, Richard

February 21st, 2011

Richard L. Peck, Sr., “Dickie”, age 69, of Lowell, formerly of Wilmington, died peacefully surrounded by family on February 21, 2011, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington following a lengthy illness.

Richard was born on March 17, 1941, in Wilmington, MA, he was the dear son of the late Eldon and Lillian (Melanson) Peck. Richard grew up in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School.

Prior to illness forcing his retirement, Richard was a security guard for many years.

Dickie was the father of Barbara Jean Banks of Gardner, Kimberly Wightman and Richard Peck, Jr. both of Methuen, Lillian, Julie, and Christine Peck all of Idaho, brother of Emily Kurkjian of Chelmsford, Barbara Sampson of Haverhill, Robert Peck of Billerica, Virginia Pupa of Wilmington, and the late Francis Peck, Roberta Ziegler, and Carol Newhouse. Dickie 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, March 17th 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 to follow in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers donations in Richard’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Peterson, Herbert

February 18th, 2011

Retired Wilmington Police Sergeant Herbert W. “Herb” Peterson, age 80, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died suddenly on February 18, 2011.

Herb was born on November 2, 1930 in Somerville, MA, he was the cherished only son of the late Herbert W. and Catherine B. (O’Brien) Peterson. Herb grew up in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. He summered with his family at Silver Lake in Wilmington on Grove Avenue, where Herb met his childhood sweetheart Claire Marie Bemis, a Charlestown woman who moved to Wilmington as a young girl. Herb and Claire kept their long distance courting going for many years until Herb moved to Wilmington permanently in 1948 and their romance blossomed.

Herb enlisted in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict in August of 1953, and married the love of his life Claire on October 31, 1953. He fulfilled his Naval duties at the U. S. Naval Air Station in Hutchinson, Kansas. Herb was honorably discharged on August 3, 1955 and returned to his family in Wilmington.

When Herb was discharged from the Navy, he took a job as a glazier at Brockway Smith Company in Somerville for several years to support his family .

Herb was appointed as a Patrolman for the Wilmington Police Department in 1960. He worked hard and made Sergeant in 1969, a position where his attention to detail was evident. Herb retired as the Prosecutor at Woburn District Court in 1989 after 29 years of dedicated service to the town.

Herb was also very involved in the community, as an active member of the Wilmington Rotary Club. He attended weekly meetings, always greeting the other members with a joke or a smile, eager to hear what was going on in Wilmington and how he could help. Herb volunteered at countless fund raising events, and would often be seen behind the grill at the Annual Fourth of July festivities cooking for the Rotary Barbecue.

Herb was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Mass. Police Association, and the Boston Police Emerald Society for many years.

Herb was a man of devout Catholic faith, a communicant for many years at St. Dorothy’s Church where he had married. He recently attended St. Thomas Church with various family members. He was also a member of the Fr. Croke Council Knights of Columbus in Wilmington.

Family was most important to Herb, and his life revolved around their activities. He was extremely proud of all their accomplishments.

Herb and Claire shared over 43 years of marriage, raised six beautiful children, and made many wonderful memories to last for generations to come before Claire’s passing in September of 1997.

Herb was a devoted husband and father, and always wanted the best for his family.

He was happiest in the company of his large family, whether attending a school or sporting event, traveling to Disney or their trips to the Irish Village on Cape Cod. “Papa” loved family parties, or to share a dinner or cup of coffee as a way of keeping in touch.

Herb was also very proud of his Irish heritage, he traveled to Ireland many times, researched his family roots, and received his Irish citizenship.

Herb will be fondly remembered as a devoted family man, a dedicated Police Officer, a connoisseur of a good cigar and glass of red wine, and a great friend to many. He will be sorely missed.

Herb was the beloved husband of 43 years to the late Claire M. (Bemis) Peterson, devoted father of Stephen P. Peterson, Robert G. Peterson & his wife Carla, James M. Peterson & his wife Kimberly, Nancy E. Devlin & her husband Thomas, Cynthia A. Kilday & her husband Kevin all of Wilmington and Michael T. Peterson & his wife Susan of Westford, loving grandfather of Stephen J. Peterson, Robert G., Jr., Catherine T., Mary E., and David J. Peterson, Margaret C. and Conor J. Peterson, Matthew W., Rachel C., Paul T., and Hannah E. Devlin, Julianne M. and Jennifer L. Peterson, Kathleen E., Connor P., and John K. Kilday, brother of Audrey C. Brennan of Wilmington, dear friend and companion of Maura McColgan of Northern Ireland and her children Gillian Muriph and Carl McColgan, brother-in-law of Mary L. Pitman, Elaine & John Curran, Daniel & Beverly Bemis, and Nancy Bemis, Herb is also survived by nieces, nephews, fellow officers, and dear friends.

Family and friends will gather in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington for visiting hours on Tuesday, February 22nd from 3-8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Thomas of Villanova Church on Wednesday morning, February 23rd at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery in Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Herb’s name may be made to the Claire M. Peterson Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Wilmington Rotary Club, P. O. Box 503, Wilmington, MA 01887.

Allen, Ralph

February 17th, 2011

Ralph A. Allen, age 80, of Salem, MA and Ft. Myers, FL, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, died February 17, 2011.

Beloved husband of Lorraine E. (Manson) Allen, devoted father of Richard & Carol-Ann Allen of North Andover, Linda & Vincent Scifo of Wilmington, and Robert & Robert Soucy of Salem, MA, loving grandfather of Sarah Parker & her husband John of Wilmington, Rebecca Allen of North Andover, Allea Scifo & Vincent Scifo, Jr. both of Wilmington, and great-grandchildren Jake & Ethan Parker, and Sam Kester, cherished son of the late Arthur & Constance (McClellan) Allen, dear brother of Raymond Allen & his wife Phyllis of Wilmington, Lois Smyth and her late husband Alexander of Deland, FL, and the late Reed Allen & his wife Janet.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service in the Wilmington Congregational Church, 220 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, Monday, February 21st at 1:30 p.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Sunday, February 20th from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Ralph’s name may be made to the Wilmington Congregational Church or to a Charity of your choice.

Webster, Florence

February 16th, 2011

Florence N. (Nitchie) Webster, age 84, a life-long resident of Wilmington, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at the Winchester Hospital.

Florence was born on January 16, 1927, in Winchester, MA, she was the cherished daughter of the late John J. and Edith (Heselton) Nitchie. Florence grew up in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School, following graduation she attended Burdett Business School in Boston.

Florence married Charles L. Webster on June 20, 1948, in a double ceremony that was shared with her sister Evelyn at the Wilmington Congregational Church. Florence and Charlie shared 38 wonderful years of marriage, raised three children, and did some traveling with their family and friends before his untimely passing in 1986.

Florence was very active in the Wilmington Women’s Club and was the former Treasurer. She was just as active at the Congregational Church where she sang in the church choir for many years, was a Rainbow girl, and every Sunday after service Florence helped out counting money in the church office.

Prior to retiring, Florence worked as a clerk for the Town Clerk’s Office in Reading for over 10 years, Florence had a great work ethic, was very courteous, and efficient, just a pleasure to work with.

In her spare time, Florence enjoyed watching the birds outside her windows, reading her newspaper and doing the word puzzles, she loved a good game of scrabble, collected rare coins, and was an avid Red Sox Fan.

Florence loved to watch the Annual Memorial Day Parades that passed by her house and the Wilmington Fourth of July Celebrations and fireworks that were held across the street, where she could mingle and socialize with her family and friends.

Most important to Florence was her family, they enjoyed many holidays, family celebrations, and “cook outs” on her back deck. Florence loved being involved in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and siblings, they made many wonderful memories together that will last for generations.

Florence will be fondly remembered for her gentle nature, she was helpful to others, kind, courteous, and very much wonderful lady, she will be missed.

Florence was the beloved wife of the late Charles L. Webster, devoted mother of Leigh Webster & his wife Carol of Wilmington, Sandy Webster & her husband Bruce Amazeen of Ipswich, and Chuck Webster & his wife Nancy of Wakefield, loving grandmother of Mark Webster of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Lynn Webster of Wilmington, Lauren Barletta of Brookline, Dennis Landry and Matthew Landry both of Wilmington, Michael Amazeen of Chicago, Julie Amazeen of Ipswich, and great-grandson Nicholas Webster, dear sister of Virginia Conlee of Kirkwood, MO, the late Evelyn Pierce and Herbert Nitchie.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service in the Wilmington Congregational Church, 220 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, Monday, February 21st at 11:00 am. Interment to follow in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery in Wilmington. Visiting hours Sunday, February 20th from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Florence’s name may be made to the Wilmington Congregational Church, 220 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA 01887 or to the MA Chapter of the NMF, 45 Pearl Ave., Unit 3, Winthrop, MA 02152.

Bechard, Donna

February 15th, 2011

Donna P. (Harvey) Bechard, age 54, of Wilmington, died Sunday, February 13, 2011, at her family home, surrounded by her loved ones following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Lowell, MA, on July 19, 1956, Donna was the cherished daughter of Beverly L. (Howe) Harvey and the late John R. Harvey of Wilmington. Donna grew up in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School Class of 1974.

In the late 1980’s, Donna moved to Indiana and Michigan, but several years ago she returned to her roots in Wilmington and to be closer to her family and friends.

Donna was an “outdoorsy” type of person, anything that involved being out in the sunshine, she was there. She loved camping, going to the beach and soaking in the sun, skiing and having fun in the snow, riding on a motorcycle with the sun on her face and the wind at her back, and for anyone who knew Donna, they knew that gardening was her passion.

Donna worked at the North East Nurseries in Peabody until her illness forced her to retire. She was a talented gardener and designer, she loved all kinds of flowers, plants, and bushes, Donna even drew a garden to be erected at her family homestead arranging all the plants and flowers right down to the color, size, and placements. Unfortunately, Donna was not able to create her garden but her family plans to do just that and follow her directions explicitly they hope to dedicate “Donna’s Garden” this summer.

Donna was also an avid reader and enjoyed many walks to the Library to read and socialize.

She loved the holidays, especially the Fourth of July and all its festivities including outdoor barbque, visiting with family and friends, and of course the fireworks.

Donna will be remembered for her smile that could light up a room and for her signature red lipstick.

She was approachable, friendly, and very affectionate, Donna had a caring nature and was always helping others, people were drawn to Donna and she was well loved by her family, friends, and all who had the chance to know her.

Donna was also a fighter she handled her illness head on with courage, dignity, a winning attitude, and the support of her family who cared for her and will miss her terribly, she was very grateful to all of them.

Donna was the devoted mother of Darja Edwardson of Wilmington, MA and Michigan, Rachel Bechard of Detroit, MI, and Joseph Bechard of Wilmington, MA, loving grandmother of Corah Liane Bergman and the late Sophia Corrin Bergman, cherished sister of Liane Harvey of Lowell, Diane Maxwell of West Warren, MA, Russell Harvey of Miami, and Keila Bartlett of Wilmington, beloved partner of Gene Murphy of Woburn, Donna is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, February 16th from 4-8 p.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Her Funeral Home service will take place on Thursday, February 17th at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations in Donna’s name may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.

Moon, Anne

February 9th, 2011

Anne C. (Geary) Moon, age 83, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, at the Methuen Healthcare Center following a lengthy illness.

Anne was born on June 8, 1927, she was the cherished daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Geary. She was brought up in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. She married her high school sweetheart Edwin Moon, Jr. in September 1947, together they shared 57 years of marriage before his passing in March of 2005.

Anne and Edwin moved to Wilmington in 1974 where they raised their five sons. Anne loved her family very much, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for her family, they were the center of her world.

Anne was also a very active communicant of St. Thomas of Villanova Church before her illness made it difficult for her to get around.

Anne was a gentle and classy lady, she was very soft spoken and kind to others, she will be greatly missed by her family.

Anne was the beloved wife of the late Edwin Moon, Jr., devoted mother of Edwin Moon III & his wife Lorraine of Wakefield, Mark Moon & his wife Nanci of Methuen, Michael Moon & his wife Carolyn of Wilmington, Paul Moon & his wife Tracy of Goffstown, NH, and Brian Moon of Wilmington, loving grandmother of Ryan, Ashley, Kyle, Kellie, Karissa, Justin, Jennifer, Sara, Sean, and Zachary, dear sister of the late Paul Geary.

Family and friends will gather for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave, Wilmington on Monday, February 14th at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Cuoco, Philomena

February 8th, 2011

Philomena (Corsetti) Cuoco, age 90, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, surrounded by her family at the Wilmington Healthcare Center.

Born in Woburn, MA, on April 12, 1920, Philomena was the cherished daughter of the late Gaetano and Josephine (Ferrara) Corsetti, she grew up in Woburn and was educated in the Woburn Public Schools. Philomena married her childhood sweetheart Constantine “Gus” Cuoco on August 19, 1946, the couple lived in Woburn for a couple of years before they moved to Wilmington in 1948. Philomena and Gus had a wonderful life together and raised two beautiful children, they were a loving couple who truly enjoyed each others company. Philomena and Gus shared almost 40 years of marriage together before his passing in 1985.

Philomena will be remembered for her devotion to her family, not only did she enjoy being a wife, but she loved being a mother, grandmother, and was ecstatic to be a great-grandmother. She was a wonderful cook, care giver, and a great roll model. Philomena cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she loved to be involved in whatever they were doing and was proud of all their accomplishments. Philomena was a kind and caring women who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Philomena was the beloved wife of the late Constantine “Gus” Cuoco, devoted mother of Donna L.(Cuoco) Taylor & her husband Gavan of North Andover and Philip J. Cuoco & his wife Cheryl of Woburn, loving grandmother of Brian & Laurie Gillis, Stacey & Mark Dion, Julie & Derek Santini, Kristin Cuoco & her fiance Mason Craddock, Amanda Cuoco, and great-grandchildren Michael, Ryan, Ava, Jessica Philomena, Henry, Elisabeth, Luke and Camryn, dear sister-in-law of Eleanor & Bill Doyle of Wilmington, Joan Cuoco of Peabody, Maryann Cuoco of Reading and Antoinette Cuoco of Florida, Philomena 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 Friday, February 11th 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 Thursday, February 10th from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Philomena’s name may be made to the VNA Hospice Care, 100 Trade Center, Suite 500, Woburn, MA 01801.

O’Brien, Nora “Nonie”

February 3rd, 2011

Nora A. (O’Keefe) O’Brien, fondly known as “Nonie” to her family and friends, age 96, a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA, died peacefully at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham on Thursday, February 3, 2011, with her family at her side.

Nonie was born in Charlestown on March 24, 1914, she was the cherished daughter of the late Patrick and Bridget (Meehan) O’Keefe. Nonie moved to Medford as a young girl and was a graduate of Medford High School. All throughout her earlier years Nonie vacationed with her family at Silver Lake in Wilmington, it was a wonderful summer retreat where everyone got together and many memories were made.

Prior to retiring, Nonie was employed for many years at New England Telephone, she was an operator and an active member of the Pioneers after her retirement.

Nonie married John J. O’Brien on June 15, 1940 together they celebrated 47 years of marriage before his passing in 1987. Nonie and John moved to Wilmington in 1954 and together they raised four wonderful children.

Nonie loved being a mother, she was caring, compassionate, and worked hard for her family. Both Nonie and John were dedicated to their children’s education. They were both the youngest children of Irish immigrants. The value of a college education for their children was a goal that they accomplished through sacrifice and hard work.

Nonie was also involved in her community, she and her husband were very active at St. Thomas of Villanova Church and also performed in their fund raising variety shows. Nonie also enjoyed being a member of the Wilmington Senior Center, where she participated in their many activities.

Nonie will be fondly remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was hardworking, kind, and always doing for others, she was a good neighbor and a true friend who will be missed by many.

Nonie was the beloved wife of the late John J. O’Brien, devoted mother of Philip J. O’Brien & his wife Joan of Venice, FL and Acton, MA, Dr. David J. O’Brien & his wife Dianna of Columbia, MO, Janet M. Lettieri of Franklin, MA, and Nancy McMahon of Stowe, MA, loving grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 9great-grandchildren, dear sister of the late Mary Nichols, Helen Browne, Margaret Quinlan, John, Patrick, David, and Timothy O’Keefe. Nonie 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 Wednesday, February 9th 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 Tuesday, February 8th from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Nonie’s name may be made to St. Patrick’s Manor, 863 Central St., Framingham, MA 01701.