Mary “Jackie” McDougall

Mary “Jackie” McDougall, age 87, of Wilmington, died peacefully on October 28, 2013, at the Wilmington Health Care Center.  Jackie was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada on June 23, 1926, and was the beloved daughter of the late Vincent and Felicitas (McVarish) McInnis.

Jackie married Stephen J. McDougall in 1947 and the couple moved to the United States in 1951. They settled in Medford, MA, where they raised their two sons.  Jackie and Steve moved to Wilmington, MA in 1966, but she never forgot her roots in Canada and would make several trips “down home” over the years.

Jackie was very family oriented; she was a devoted mother and a loving grandmother.  Jackie loved to clean, cook and bake for her family and her house was always meticulous.  Jackie cherished every moment spent with her grandchildren, whether it was taking long walks, attending school or sporting events, or following her grandson Scott’s hockey team; Jackie was always there with a smile to root them on.

Jackie was a hard worker, for many years she worked in the various cafeterias for the Wilmington School Department and was always helping out the kids by giving them “little extras” or covering the cost of their school lunch if they couldn’t afford it.  She just loved the kids.

Jackie was an avid sports fan; she enjoyed watching the Red Sox and Bruins with her family.

Jackie will be fondly remembered as kind, caring, and most of all giving of herself to others.  She was wonderful to her family and friends who will miss her dearly.

Jackie was the beloved wife of the late Stephen J. McDougall, devoted mother of Gary McDougall of Wilmington and Blaise McDougall and his wife Theresa of New Hampshire, the loving “Nam” of Scott McDougall, Shannon McDougall, Meghan McDougall, Darby Ranger and her husband Michael, “Great-Nam” of Mia and Alaina McDougall and Kadence Ranger.  Dear sister of Jo McInnis of Canada, the late Inez Hollohan, Phyllis McDonald, Ursula McInnis, Michael McInnis, Ted McInnis, and Vincent McInnis, sister-in-law of Don Hollohan and Donald McDonald.  Jackie is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

At Jackie’s request her services will be private.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington.  www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Gertrude M. Boudreau

Gertrude M. BoudreauGertrude M. (Downing) Boudreau, age 92, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away suddenly on October 24, 2013, at the Winchester Hospital.

Gert was born at home in Wilmington on December 10, 1920, she was the cherished only child to Ernest H. and Katherine H. (White) Downing.  Gert was educated in Wilmington and a graduate of Wilmington High School Class of 1940.

Gert married the “love of her life” Arthur J. Boudreau, Sr. on June 15, 1941, the couple shared more than 62 years of marriage, they raised a beautiful family, and created countless memories to share with generations to come before Arthur’s passing nearly 10 years ago.

Gert loved her family unconditionally; she was very devoted and supportive of her husband during his time as Chief of the Wilmington Fire Department.  Gert was a very dedicated mother and a loving grandmother to three generations of grandchildren.  Gert enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends throughout the holidays; she always enjoyed getting everyone together.  Gert was a talented cake decorator who made countless “special” cakes for family and friends throughout the years.

Gert also had a talent for sewing and gardening and she grew beautiful flowers all over her yard.

Gert will be fondly remembered for her love of animals, especially her dogs.

Gert was very kind, caring and loving; she was a woman of great faith and was an active communicant of St. Thomas of Villanova Church for many years.  Gert was a great presence in the life of her family, extended family, and her many friends who will miss her dearly.

Gertrude was the beloved wife of the late Retired Wilmington Fire Chief Arthur J. Boudreau, Sr., devoted mother of Arthur J. Boudreau, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Vermont and Arlene G. Carfagno and her husband Philip of Tewksbury, loving “Garnie” of Arthur J. Boudreau III, Glenn Boudreau, Matthew Boudreau, James Carfagno, Lisa Gibeault, and Michael Carfagno, “Great-Garnie” of Belit, David, Kristin, Emalee, Erica, Alycia, Cara,  and “Great-Great-Garnie” of 3.  Cherished daughter of the late Ernest H. and Katherine H. (White) Downing, Gert is also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, October 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 will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, October 27th from 2-6 p.m.  Memorial donations in Gertrude’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5thAve., Suite 6, Waltham, MA  02451 or to the Joslin Diabetes Center, Attn:  Development Office, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA  02215.

Joshua R. Giroux

Joshua R. GirouxJoshua R. Giroux, age 24, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on October 24th, 2013 at the Winchester Hospital.

Josh was born on May 14, 1989, in Lawrence, MA, he was the cherished son of Mary A. (Winnett) Giroux and Edward T. Giroux of Wilmington.  Josh was raised in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School with the class of 2007.

Josh loved growing up in Wilmington and was part of a large and loving family and extended family.  He had lots of friends to “hang out with” and lots of teammates who he was close to.  Josh was very athletic and was involved in many sporting activities; he played Wilmington recreation basketball, Wilmington Pop Warner, and was a Junior Wrestler.  When Josh went to the high school, he played football for the Wilmington Wildcats and was on the Wildcat Wrestling Team.

In his spare time, Josh enjoyed the outdoors, especially riding on his quad.  He also loved listening to music and relaxing with his friends.  Josh also loved to spend time with his girlfriend, Gianna, whom he just adored.

Josh can be described as a special person; he had a magnetic personality that people wanted to be around.  Josh had a fantastic sense of humor and loved to make people laugh.  He also was a great “protector,” always looking out for his siblings, Devin, Ryan and Nolan.  There wasn’t anything Josh wouldn’t do for the people he loved.  It didn’t matter what time of day it was, if you needed Josh, he was there.  Josh will be fondly remembered as sweet, kind, and considerate, he loved his family unconditionally and he will be greatly missed by all.

Josh was the cherished son of Mary A. (Winnett) Giroux and Edward T. Giroux, loving brother of Devin, Ryan and Nolan Giroux, all of Wilmington, beloved grandson of Howard T. and Jeanne M. Giroux of Wilmington and William H. and Maureen P. Winnett of Falmouth, formerly of Wilmington, dear nephew of Michele Higgs, Robin Halpin, Lisa Bozzella, John Giroux and the late Kevin Giroux, Chris Briggs, William Winnett, Jr., James Winnett, Peggy Welch, Paul Winnett, Fran Winnett and Beth Lawrenson.   Josh is also survived by his adoring girlfriend, Gianna Tenaglia, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, October 29th 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 will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, October 28th from 3-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Joshua’s name may be made to the Phoenix House Foundation, Attn:  Development Dept., 164 West 74th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY  10023 or to make a donation over the phone please call 646-505-2080 or fax 212-595-6365, PHDonations@phoenixhouse.org

John L. Quinn, Jr.

John L. Quinn, Jr., fondly known as “Jay”, a life-long resident of Wilmington,  passed away unexpectedly on August 5, 2013, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Jay was born on September 12, 1957, in Winchester, MA, he was the cherished son of the late John L., Sr. & Lorraine E. (Clark) Quinn.  Jay was raised and educated in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School Class of 1976.

Jay was a hard worker, at the time of his death he was the proprietor of a Waste Water Management Company.

Jay loved to learn, he was an avid “history buff” and watched lots of shows and movies about this subject.

In his spare time, Jay enjoyed golfing, visiting Cape Cod, his many vacations to Florida, and following sports.

Jay will be remembered as a quiet guy who loved to keep busy and hang out with family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Jay was the dear brother of Kathleen Powers & her husband Peter of Winchester, Maureen Quinn of Lowell, Barbara Savell & her husband Mark of Hudson, Timothy Quinn & his wife Kerri of West Roxbury, and Jeffrey Quinn & his wife Carroll of Tewksbury, loving uncle of Michaela & Kyle Savell, Jack & Josie Quinn, and Megan & Timothy Quinn.  Jay is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, August 9th, for Visitation from 2-4 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 4:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers donations in John’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.

Richard “Rich” Feeney

Richard "Rich" FeeneyRichard “Rich” Feeney, age 41, a life-long resident of Wilmington, died tragically on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

Born on July 23, 1972, Rich was the cherished son of Antoinetta (D’Errico) Feeney of Wilmington and the late Robert Feeney, Sr.  Rich was raised in Wilmington and graduated with the class of 1992.

At the time of his death, Rich was employed at Straight Line Construction as wood finisher.  He loved his job and the people he worked with.  He will be remembered as a “fun loving” guy who loved to make people laugh.  Rich was also an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed watching the New England sports teams.

Besides his mother, who survives him, Rich is also survived by his daughter, Nicole Marie Feeney of Missouri and her mother, Stephanie Golini of Billerica, his brothers and sister Robert Feeney, Jr. and Nicole of Lowell, Thomas and Brenda Feeney of Tyngsboro, Karen Feeney Lojek and Joe of Methuen, brother-in-law of the late Richard Lojek, grandson of the late Vincent and Anna D’Errico and Arlene Ayer. Rich leaves behind his beloved companion Katrina Ferrari, her children, Chantel Ferrari and Jessica Ferrari and her grandson, Damien Bizarria all of Wilmington.  Rich is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and his beloved dog, the late “Lady.”

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, August 5th, for Visitation from 5:00-9:00 p.m. immediately followed by a funeral service at 9:00 p.m.

Donations in Rich’s memory may be made to Local Heroes, Inc., P.O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA  01887.

Paul G. Godzyk

Paul G. GodzykPaul 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 transferred to the USS LST-220 until his honorable discharge in November of 1945.  Paul received many commendations for his service and he returned home to Wilmington.

Paul was a hard worker, he owned and operated Godzyk Trucking in Wilmington until his retirement.

Paul was the father of Paul Godzyk II, Pamela Lecesse, and Elizabeth Godzyk all of Wilmington, Paula Moisan and her husband Paul of Lowell, and the late Arthur Godzyk of Wilmington.  Grandfather of Casey and Nicholas Godzyk, Derek Moisan and his wife Becky, Jennifer Fredette and her husband Dan, Matthew Moisan, Cheryl and Jessica Lecesse, and great-grandfather of Emma, Jack, and Jayden.  Paul was predeceased by his two sisters Amelia Booth and Anna Clinton.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, April 3rd from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m.  Interment with Military Honors will follow at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  In lieu of flowers donations in Paul’s memory may be made to the Wilmington Senior Center, 15 School St., Wilmington, MA 01887.

Peter Lepore III

Korean War Navy vet, of Pelham, 80

Peter Lepore III, 80, of Pelham, died Monday morning, February 25th at his home with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Florence V. (Spear) Lepore.
Born in Revere, Massachusetts, August 14, 1932, the son of the late Peter Lepore II and the late Alice (Palladino) Lepore, he attended Wilmington, Massachusetts schools and was a graduate of Wilmington High School in the Class of 1950. He then went on to graduate from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1959.
A veteran of the Korean War, Peter proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955 as a Navigator in the Air Division.
Before retiring, Peter was owner and operator of Lepore Enterprises in Wilmington, MA, Lepore Industries also in Wilmington and Tall Tree Sawmill in Pelham. Previously, he was a history and science teacher at Medford High School in Medford, MA.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Among his many enjoyments, Peter always looked forward to his morning rendezvous’ meeting all his friends and tradesmen for coffee at the Hilltop Country Store & Deli on Mammoth Road in Pelham.
Peter is survived by a son Leland C. Lepore and his wife Cathy Montanarella of Bedford, NH; a daughter Janet R. Daigle of Pelham, NH; four granddaughters Alicia, Alanna, Victoria and Olivia; a sister Eileen T. Lepore of Windham, NH; a brother Raymond N. Lepore of Wilmington, MA; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also brother of the late Dr. Ralph Lepore.
Peter’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Right at Home of Southern N.H. for their loving care and dedication to Peter during his final months.

LEPORE – In Pelham, Feb. 25, 2013, at home, Peter Lepore III, husband of the late Florence V. (Spear) Lepore. Friends may call at the PELHAM FUNERAL HOME, 11 Nashua Rd. in Pelham on Thursday  from 4 to 8 P.M. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Pelham at 10 o’clock. Burial in Gibson Cemetery in Pelham. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110. E-condolences/directions at www.pelhamfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (603) 635-3333.

Charitable donations may be made in Peter’s memory to the following organization:

American Cancer Society
2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110

Thomas J. Galka

Thomas J. GalkaThomas J. Galka, age 91, a life-long resident of Wilmington, died peacefully on February 23, 2013, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.  Tom was born at home in Wilmington on December 20, 1921, he was the cherished son of the late Anthony and Julia (Pulkowska) Galka.

Tom was one of eleven siblings that were raised and educated in Wilmington.  Tom graduated from Wilmington High School and went right to work .  Tom worked at Camp Devens, Harrimans Tannery and Wilmington Coal to help support his family.   He also spent time working for United Construction at a dry dock in the ship yard in Charlestown.

In 1942, Tom went off to serve our country in the US Army during World War II; he spent 2 ½  years in North Africa, Italy, Messina and Sicily.  Tom was assigned to more than 20 Divisions during his time in the service; they included the 442nd Infantry which was a Japanese and American Unit, while in Sicily he was with a Unit under General Patton and was witness to him  slapping a soldier. Tom also drove  Ambulance #11 in the 54th Medical Battalion, 379th Collecting Company.  Tom was a well decorated Veteran, he received many commendations including the European Theatre Medal, Asiatic-European Medal, Arrowhead Lapel Pin for Invasion, Good Conduct Medal, and American Victory Medal, as well as 2 Silver Stars for major battles, the Combat Medic Badge, 1st Edition, and a Bronze Star.  Following his honorable discharge, Tom returned home to Wilmington and his family.

Tom had a great work ethic, he went to work as a long haul truck driver for Warren A. McCarty, transporting trucks throughout New England, New York and Pennsylvania.  Tom became a member of the Teamsters Local # 42 out of Lynn.  He also drove for Allstate Sand and Gravel and Red E Mix for 31 years.  Tom retired from truck driving on January 1, 1983 at the age of 62, following many years of dedicated service to each company.

After retiring, Tom did a lot of traveling, especially in Maine and New Hampshire.  He loved the outdoors and the woods in Northern Maine and NH, always exploring new territory to hunt and fish.   Tom spent much of his time hunting, trapping and fishing in up North and due to his extensive knowledge he was even asked to be a Maine Guide.  One of his more memorable trips was when he guided Ted Williams on a trout fishing trip.  Tom had several hunting dogs that he loved, they enjoyed hunting bear and deer, he also trapped muskrats, foxes, and raccoons.  Tom was also an avid ice fisherman and enjoyed deep sea fishing.  Tom had his own spot in Lancaster, NH that his family referred to as “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”; he just loved spending time there.

Tom’s other love was racing.  He worked with his brother Pete on racing cars.  They would take them all over New England and New York and entered them in many championship races.

In his spare time, Tom enjoyed gardening; he grew his own vegetables and flowers, that he shared with family and friends.  Tom also liked to make “homemade” Christmas Trees that he would carefully decorate and give away to family and friends, he also made a tree for each family member that had passed and would go out to the cemetery and decorate their graves.

Tom will be fondly remembered as a kind and generous man, he was a hard worker, thoughtful, very Patriotic, dedicated to his family, and  he was a true friend to many.  He will be greatly missed.

Tom was the beloved son of the late Anthony and Julia (Pulkowska) Galka, dear brother of Francis Galka of Winchester, Betty Chisholm of Littleton, NH, the late Sophie Stachelek, Helen Dango, Gladys Puchowski, Alice, Joseph, Waclaw “Vut”, Peter, and Adam Galka. Tom was also the loving uncle of four generations of nieces and nephews and is survived by many dear friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, March 1st at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m.  Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, February 28th from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Tom’s name may be made to Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.

Gunvor M. (Dahlin) Davis

Gunvor M. (Dahlin) Davis, a long-time resident of Wilmington, who was fondly and famously known as “Gunnie” around town, died peacefully on February 3, 2013 at Saints Memorial Hospital in Lowell. She was 92 years old.

Gunnie was born in Gothenburg, Sweden on November 18, 1920.  She was the cherished daughter of the late Emil and Anna (Benson) Dahlin.  Gunnie traveled to the United States by boat before she was a year old and the family settled in Wilmington.  The oldest of seven siblings, Gunnie was raised in a large and loving family.  She attended Wilmington Public Schools and was a graduate of Wilmington High School in the Class of 1938.

Following graduation, Gunnie went to work as bookeeper for Wilmington Builders Supply on Main Street in Wilmington when it was just a one room building.  Through the years the company grew, and Gunnie was a great part of that growth.  She was responsible, dependable, great with the customers, and had quite a work ethic,  often  working on Sundays just to catch up on the paperwork following a busy week.  Gunnie loved working at Wilmington Builders where she had a great rapport with the contractors, truck drivers, and her co-workers. She became the “go to” person and her name became synonymous with Wilmington Builders.  Gunnie was dearly loved by the owners of the company and she became part of their extended family.  Gunnie retired after more than 60 years of dedication to Wilmington Builders. She was well respected in the construction industry, and her wonderful reputation followed her long after she retired.

In her younger years, Gunnie loved to travel. She always got a window seat and marveled at seeing other places and cultures; in her later years she loved to go on long rides with her family and friends, again taking the window seat and taking in everything nature had to offer.

Gunnie had a fondness for birds and had feeders out all over her yard. She just loved to watch them interact and listen to them chirp and sing.

In 1977, Gunnie married the love of her life, William J. Davis, fondly known to her as Will.  They were great companions and enjoyed their time spent with family, extended family, and friends.  Will was a talented musician and Gunnie enjoyed listening to his music.  Gunnie and Will celebrated more than twenty years together before his passing in 1998.

Gunnie will be fondly remembered as a wonderful lady, kind, caring, helpful, and hard working.  She had an endearing personality that drew many people to her.  She was devoted not only to her family but to a large extended family and became known  as  “Auntie” to many.  Gunnie’s legacy will live on in many generations to come, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Gunnie was the beloved wife of the late William J. “Will” Davis, cherished daughter of the late Emil A. and Anna M. (Benson) Dahlin, dear sister of Dorothy Jurgens of Middleboro, Helen Gustavsen of Billerica, the late Norma Sylvia, Martha Lynch, Marjorie Dahlin, and Carl Dahlin.  Gunnie is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, February 7th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 6th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Memorial donations in Gunvor’s name may be made to the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, MA 01887

Francis L. Lascelles, Jr.
Mr. Francis L. Lascelles Jr., age 95, of Exeter, NH formerly of Tewksbury, Woburn, Wilmington and Charlestown, passed away peacefully on January 6th, at the Genesis Health Care Center in New Hampshire following a period of declining health. He was the beloved husband of the late Pauline L. (Dubord). Born and raised Charlestown he was one of seven children of the late Francis and Grace (Dodge) Lascelles.

At the age of 12, Mr. Lascelles moved with his family to Wilmington where he attended Wilmington Schools. In 1938 he married his sweet heart, Pauline L Dubord, at ceremony held in St. Thomas Church. In 1945 he was drafted into the United States Army and honorably served with the 3rd Infantry Division in Germany, France and Belgium during WWII. When he returned home from the war he began working for the Mitchell Bakery Company as a deliveryman. He was also a part owner of the Family Bakery of Lowell for a number of years. He eventually he took a position with Sears & Roebuck Co. and worked for nearly 25 years prior to his retirement. Francis’ greatest joy was his family. He was so proud of all their accomplishments and was always eager to stay up to date with what was going on in their lives. Throughout his life Francis enjoyed reading and working on puzzles. He also liked tropical fish and for many years he enjoyed caring for his collection of fish.

Francis is survived by his children, Geraldine Graney and her husband Thomas of Santa Clarita, CA, Joyce Cairns and her husband Robert of Hampstead, NH and Robert Lascelles and his wife Susan of York, ME. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 22 and ½ great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He was the brother of William Lascelles and wife Kaliope of Laverne, CA, Grace McGondel and husband George of Wilmington, Pauline Capps and late husband James of Tewksbury, Jacqueline Bland and husband John of Salem, NH, the late Paul Lascelles, Edmund Lascelles and wife Josephine.

Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 374 Main St., WILMINGTON, Friday, January 11th, at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave, Wilmington, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Dello Russo Funeral Home will be held on Thursday from 4 thru 8 p.m. Services will conclude with military honors and burial at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Francis’ memory to Sol Amor Hospice, 65 Lafayette Rd., suite 302, No. Hampton, NH 03862 or the Wounded Warrior Project, National Processing Center, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517