Michelle Riccio Caperci, of Nashua, NH, formerly of Wilmington passed away suddenly at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua on December 28th, at the age of 46. She was the beloved wife of Anthony Caperci and together they shared seven years of marriage. Born in Flushing, NY she was the cherished daughter of Vincent and Mary Ann (Tully) Riccio of North Chelmsford.
Michelle moved to Wilmington with her family when she was a young girl. She attended Wilmington schools and graduated from Wilmington High School with the class of 1983. More recently she was employed as a customer service representative with Thermo Fisher Scientific in Billerica for the past five years. Michelle will be fondly remembered for her constant smile, kindness and Christian spirit freely given to everyone she met throughout her life.
In addition to her beloved husband and parents, Michelle is survived by her brothers, Christopher Riccio and his wife Michelle of North Chelmsford, Brian Riccio and his wife Tara of Atkinson, NH. She was the loving aunt of Christopher, Shannon, Matthew and Michael Riccio. She is also survived by her brother-in-law William Caperci of Wilmington and sister-in-law Peggy Raffaelo of Lowell. Michelle is predeceased by her brother, the late Vincent Riccio.
Funeral services will be held from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 374 Main St., Wilmington, Wednesday, January 4th, at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Thomas of Villanova Church 126 Middlesex Ave, Wilmington, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Dello Russo Funeral Home will be held on Tuesday from 4 thru 8 p.m. Interment services will be private.
Lee, Patrolman Shawn W., age 39, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 10, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. Shawn was the beloved husband of Lisa (Martino) Lee, devoted father of Michael and Patrick Lee, cherished son of Donald and Maryann (Rooney) Lee all of Wilmington, dear brother of Stacie Paradis and her husband Stephen, loving uncle of Heather Paradis all of Tewksbury, special nephew of Mickey Rooney and his late wife Dorsey, Joanne and Barry Sanborn, Dennis and Yvette Rooney, the late Billy Rooney, the late James Rooney and his wife Bev, the late Suzanne and Arthur McNeil, godson of George White. Shawn is also survived by many cousins, friends and fellow officers. Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rt. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, December 14that 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, December 13th from 3-9 p.m. Memorial donations in Shawn’s name may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P. O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Shawn was a United States Air Force Veteran during Desert Storm and a Police Officer for Wilmington Police Department.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, December 12th from 3-7 p.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Angelina’s Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, December 13th at 10:00 a.m. in the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St.(Rt. 62), Wilmington. Interment will follow in Tewksbury Cemetery. Memorial donations in Angelina’s name may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave., Norwood, MA 02026. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com
Joyce was raised and educated in Wilmington, graduating with the Wilmington High School Class of 1961 as Salutatorian. Joyce furthered her education at Bentley College in Waltham where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Taxation and Tax Law.
Joyce had a great work ethic and she was always driven to succeed in life and family. Joyce started her career working for a local accountant and was involved in the real estate market building houses. She started her own bookkeeping and accounting business, steadily building a clientele that she kept throughout her many years in business. Joyce passed the Certified Public Accountants Exam in the early 1980s and soon after opened Joyce K. Brisbois CPA in Wilmington. Joyce was not only very intelligent, she also had a wonderful demeanor. Over the years, many of Joyce’s faithful clients became close friends.
Joyce was extremely active and did a great amount of volunteer work. She loved the town of Wilmington and gave back to her community time and time again. Joyce was a member of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, a former member of the Wilmington Finance Committee, a Justice of the Peace, a Notary Public, and a faithful member of the Wilmington Rotary Club for over 20 years. Joyce was a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Rotary Club for her continuous devotion to her community. She was very generous with her donations and more so with her time and expertise. Joyce always found the time to help others and put the needs of others before her own.
Joyce was also a member of the Association of Certified Public Accountants and a Member of the Board at Winchester Hospital.
Joyce’s talents were endless. She was a gifted painter, an avid gardener, a landscaper, and she also had a knack for interior decorating. There wasn’t anything that she wouldn’t try once. Joyce was a well accomplished woman.
In her spare time, Joyce liked to golf, go boating, travel with her family and friends, and spending time in Palm Beach with Marvin. Joyce’s love for her family was unconditional and unwavering. She beamed with pride whenever she was asked about her husband, children, or grandchildren. Joyce enjoyed celebrating the holidays, special family events, or just sharing a Sunday dinner with Marvin and the kids. She never missed an opportunity to be with them. Joyce was very proud of the family that she built.
Joyce will be remembered for her caring ways, her devotion to her family and friends, her generosity to others, and for her willingness to make the world a better place. She was well respected, hardworking, honest, kind, and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Joyce was the beloved wife of Marvin Weiner, devoted mother of Amy Weiner of Tewksbury, Francis Brisbois of Wilmington, Andrew Weiner of Billerica, Todd Brisbois, Lauren Weiss, Judith Weiner, Jordan Weiner, and Lindsey Weiss all of Wilmington, loving “Mimi” of Aaron and Alia Weiner and Grace Jean and Sophia Jean Brisbois. Dear sister of Patricia Murphy of Pelham, NH, James “Bill” Walden of Florida, Ralph Barden of Wilmington, Ted Barden of New Hampshire, and Eve Barden of California. Joyce is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and countless friends.
Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours on Sunday, December 4thfrom 3-8 p.m. in the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church Street (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Joyce’s Funeral Service will be held in the Church on Monday, December 5th at 11:00 a.m. followed by an interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Memorial donations in Joyce’s name may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 1 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02146.
She was born in 1943 and grew up in Wilmington, Mass.
Sandy was a long-time resident of Epping and Deerfield. She was an active member of Epping Bible Baptist Church and was the catalyst for introducing the Awana youth program at the church.
She will long be remembered for her love of children and people in general.
Sandy was an avid and accomplished knitter and cross-stitcher, winning many ribbons for her work.
She also enjoyed camping and motorcycle riding with her “PAL” and always had a hug to give, but her greatest love was her family.
She leaves behind Rick Thomas, her husband, best friend and “PAL” of 28 years; three daughters; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild on the way.
Her oldest daughter, Michelle, lives in Deerfield and has three children – Nicole, Matthew and Nathaniel. Her daughter Lisa and her husband Tom live in Raymond with their three children, Owen, James and Trevor. Her youngest daughter, Danielle, lives in Raymond with her long-time partner Mike Emery and daughter Jenelle.
She also said goodbye to her sisters, Linda Eaton of Titusville, Fla., Loretta Moseley of Amesbury, Mass., Jeanie “Peanut” Bertrand of Wakefield, Mass., and Susan “BooBoo” McCandless of Concord; and brothers Richard “Dicky” Bertrand Jr. of Wilmington, Mass., William “Mike Fink” Bertrand of Tewksbury, Mass., and David “Davey Crocket” Bertrand of Hampton.
SERVICES: A public celebration of her life will be held at Raymond Baptist Church, 145 Route 27, Raymond, Sunday, Nov. 27, at 3 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Epping Bible Baptist Church/Awana, 243 Route 27, Epping 03042.
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