Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Mother of four, Grandmother of four, Great-Grandmother of three
Shirley L. (Cann) Bradley, age 79, of Reading, formerly a long time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully on May 4, 2013. 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 four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, 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 …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Grandmother to 19, Great-Grandmother to 11.
Antoinette (Navarro) Campbell, age 82, of Wilmington, died peacefully on May 4, 2013. 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 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Loved fishing, music, his family, his dogs, and spending time with friends.
John R. Trickett, age 32, a life-long resident of Wilmington, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. John was born on March 22, 1981, in Winchester, MA, he was the beloved son of June M. (Pidgeon) and John C. Trickett both of Wilmington. John was raised and educated in Wilmington and attended Wilmington High School. John worked for several years with a landscaping company, as a hardwood flooring installer, and also worked as a plumber’s apprentice. John loved fishing, music, his family, his dogs, and spending time with friends. He especially loved being a dad to his son Jaylen; he was the light of John’s life and his greatest achievement. John will be dearly missed by all who loved him. In addition to his parents…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Monday, April 29
Frances A. (Baldwin) Nolan, age 92, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully on April 27, 2013. Frances was the beloved wife of the late Louis B. Nolan, devoted mother of William C. Nolan of Wilmington and Robert J. Nolan and his wife Shirley of Tewksbury, loving “Nana” of Lee-Ellen Sturtz andher husband Daniel, Andrea Gayman and her husband Jeff, Keith Nolan, Dawn-Marie Nolan, and great grandchildren Evan, Chloe, Ryan, Ava, and Makayla, dear daughter of the late Charles A. and Gertrude E. (Schuster) Baldwin, sister of Marie T. O’Connell of Wilmington, the late Dorothy H. Baldwin, Ruth E. Lynch, and Charles J. Baldwin. Frances is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Family and friends will …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, dancing, and traveling with her family and friends.
Saturday, April 27
Alyce E. (Reid) Elworthy, age 88, of Wilmington, died peacefully on April 24, 2013, at the Meadow View Rehabilitation Center in North Reading. Alyce was born on November 24, 1924, in Boston, MA, she was the cherished daughter of the late Felix and Alice (Kennedy) Reid. Alyce was raised and educated in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. Alyce married Robert J. Elworthy in the Mission Church in Boston in 1947; the couple lived in Boston for several years before moving to Wilmington in 1954 where they raised three sons Robert, Richard, and Stephen. Family was first and foremost in Alyce’s life, she loved being a wife and mother always taking care of “her boys”. Alyce loved holidays, celebrations, vacations, and just …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Loved playing Bingo and Blackjack.
Monday, April 22
Catherine M. (Parziale) Ciampa, fondly known as “Kay” to her family and friends, age 84, of Wilmington, formerly a long time resident of Reading, died peacefully on April 20, 2013, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Kay was born on September 11, 1928, in Boston, MA, she was the cherished daughter of the late Carmine and Louise (Demars) Parziale. Kay was raised and educated in East Boston and Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. Kay met her “sweetheart” Ralph A. Ciampa at the Oceanview Ballroom in Revere shortly after Ralph returned home from World War II. Ralph had an identical twin brother Fred, which truly meant double trouble for Kay. Ralph mercilessly teased her as they dated, often telling her that …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
World War II Navy Veteran.
Thursday, April 18
Louis P. Tsihlis, age 87, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully on April 13, 2013, at the Winchester Hospital. Louis was born on September 13, 1925, in Cambridge, MA, he was the dear son of the late Philip and Athanasia (Haritos) Tsihlis. Lou was raised and educated in Cambridge and was a graduate of Rindge Technical High School. Following High School, Lou enlisted in the United States Navy on September 10, 1943, during World War II. While serving overseas, Lou served aboard the USS LSM 203 and the USS LSM 474, as a Motor Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class. Lou was awarded several commendations including the World War II Victory Medal, American Area Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon 1 -Star, and the Asiatic Pacific Area Ribbon…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Member of the Boston Cat Club.
Saturday, April 6
Doris G. Peterson, age 92, of Wilmington, formerly a long-time resident of Reading, died peacefully on April 4, 2013, following a brief illness. Doris was born in Boston, MA, on June 30, 1920, she was the cherished daughter of the late Evart and Persis (Ainsley) Peterson. Doris was raised in New Hampshire before moving with her family to Reading, MA and she was a graduate of Reading High School. Doris, together with her sisters moved to Wilmington in 1996 to be closer to other family members. Doris was fiercely independent; as a young child she was diagnosed with polio which impaired her ability to walk and get around, but that didn’t stop Doris; her fiery personality and strong will kept her going as the “matriarch” of her family …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Lived in Wilmington for many years.
Friday, April 5
Beatrice A. (Goggin) Halas, fondly known as “Bea” to her family and friends, died peacefully on April 3, 2013, in Alexandria, VA, at the age of 87. Bea was born on June 11, 1925, in Chelsea, MA, she was the cherished daughter of the late William and Annie T. (Sheehy) Goggin. Bea’s parents immigrated here from Ireland and she was always so proud of her Irish Heritage. Bea was raised and educated in Chelsea; she attended St. Rose Catholic School for 12 years, graduating in 1943. Prior to retiring, Bea was a long time employee of the AT & T Company where she worked in Administration. Bea was a dedicated, hard working employee, and she made many friends with her co-workers throughout the years. Bea married her “sweetheart” Henry F. “Hank” …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Owned and operated Godzyk Trucking in Wilmington .
Saturday, March 30
Paul G. Godzyk, age 94, a life-long resident of Wilmington, died March 29, 2013, after a lengthy period of declining health. Paul was the beloved husband of the late Ruth M. (Evans) Godzyk, with whom he shared 54 years of marriage prior to her death in 2005. Paul was the dear son of the late Harry and Julia (Klebasz) Godzyk of Wilmington. Paul was born on February 22, 1919, in the family home in which he still resided; he was educated in Wilmington and a graduate of Wilmington High School. In 1942, Paul enlisted in the U. S. Navy and served in the Pacific Theater on a LC 1 (L) – 465 as a machinist in the engine room. He was very involved in the attack on Guam and received several bronze stars for his service. In 1944 he was …