Alicia S. Nazzaro

Alicia S. Nazzaro, age 20, of Wilmington and Everett, died unexpectedly, January 19, 2012.
Born in March of 1991, Alicia was the cherished daughter Vincent and Mary (Cannon) Nazzaro of Wilmington.
Alicia was very kind and caring, she had a huge heart and was always willing to do for others.
 She was very athletic, a true competitor, you always wanted Alicia to be on your team.
Alicia was also a very talented artist and enjoyed sharing her abilities with others.
Alicia loved children, she volunteered as a pop warner cheerleading coach, worked with kids at a child care center, she loved anything to do with kids and she just lit up whenever she talked about them.
Alicia was very independent and fiercely loyal to her family and friends, she always had their back.  Alicia had a wonderful spirit, she made a great impression wherever she went and brought out the best in others.  She was dearly loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed.
Besides her parents who survive her, Alicia was the beloved sister of Christine Savage and Karline Nazzaro both of Everett and Jes Nazzaro of Wilmington, loving granddaughter of Barbara Cannon, Rose and Andrew Nazzaro all of Everett, dear niece of Andrew & Diane Nazzaro of Winthrop, Robert & Maria Nazzaro of Everett, Janice & Mike Underwood of Wilmington, Tom & Janice Cannon of Woburn, Mike & Barbara Cannon of Saugus, Rick & Judy Cannon of Randolph, John & Ronnie Cannon of Quincy, and Ronnie & Jodi Cannon of Pelham, NH, Alicia is also survived by many cousins and friends.
Family and friends gathered in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, for Visitation on Monday, January 23rd at 2:00 p.m. followed by a Mass to Celebrate Alicia’s life at 3:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Alicia’s name may be made to Chauncy Hall, P. O. Box 732, Westboro, MA 01581.

Deborah J. Tello

Deborah J. (Jerrett) Tello, age 50, a life-long resident of Wilmington, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on January 13, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Debbie was born in Winchester, MA on May 31, 1961, she was the cherished daughter of the late Cyril and Bessie Jerrett.  Debbie was raised and educated in Wilmington, graduating from Wilmington High School in 1979.
Debbie married the love of her life Daniel C. Tello on March 26, 1982 and together they raised three beautiful children, they were truly Debbie’s pride and joy.  Debbie took the role as wife and mother very seriously, she was extremely devoted to her family.  Debbie attended numerous school and sporting events, she was always there to lend a hand and show her support to her children no matter what they were involved in, her love for them was unconditional.
Debbie was a wonderful friend and neighbor, she would do anything for anyone, always putting others needs before her own.  She was always wearing a smile, had a great sense of humor, and an endearing personality that made others feel welcomed and loved.
Debbie was a hard worker, she not only took care of her own family but for many years she took care of other children making them feel safe and loved, treating her daycare kids as her own; and making life-long friends with their parents.  Debbie loved children and it showed all over her face when she was around them.
Debbie was strong willed and a fighter, she advocated for many kids in need of help, whether it was a troubled teen or someone with substance abuse problems, Debbie was right there to lend a hand and not to judge others.
Debbie was also a “survivor” when it came to her own health issues, she fought hard and always had a positive outlook in a negative situation, never giving in, and always worrying about those she loved not herself.
Debbie will be fondly remembered for her kindness and compassion, her great stories, her love of animals especially her beagles, and for her unwavering devotion to those she loved, Debbie was truly an amazing woman who will be missed by many.
Debbie was the beloved wife of Daniel C. Tello, devoted mother of Melissa N. Tello, Stephen J. Tello, and the late Daniel J. Tello all of Wilmington, dear sister of Nancy & Richard Barnes of Boulder City, NV, James Jerrett of Cavendish, Newfoundland, Charles & Connie Jerrett of Tarpon Springs, FL, Elizabeth & Peter Duke of Bucksport, ME, and the late Johnny Jerrett, loving aunt of Jenna Jerrett, John Jerrett, and Isabel Duke, Debbie is also survived by many dear friends.
Visiting hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62) Wilmington on Tuesday, January 17th from2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Wednesday, January 18th at 11:00 a.m. in the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Memorial donations in Debbie’s name may be made to Heaps of Hope, Inc., 60 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481 or to Gosnold Inc., 200 Ter Heun Dr., Falmouth, MA 02540.

Helen I. Drover

Helen I. (Allen) Drover, fondly known as “Candy” to her family and friends, of Woburn, formerly of Wilmington and North Reading, died Thursday, January 5, 2012 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 66 years old.
Helen was born on April 9, 1945, in Woburn, MA, she was the dear daughter of the late Robert and Helen (Johnson) Allen. Helen grew up in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School Class of 1964.
Helen was employed for many years at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington and Lahey North in Peabody, where she worked in the Hematology/Oncology and Internal Medicine Departments. Helen was a very compassionate person, she made many friends at Lahey with her co-workers and patients alike, they soon became her extended family. Helen loved her job but as her illness progressed and her strength diminished, she had to retire.
Helen was very active and extremely talented, she had a knack for cake decorating and a willingness to teach others this art. Helen was a long-time member and Past President of the International Cake Decorating Society (ICES), she traveled all over and took part in many conventions where she taught and learned new methods of decorating. She was also a member of Sugar Delights Cake Club, a cake decorating teacher at A.C. Moore in Woburn, and a cake decorating teacher for the Wilton Company.
Helen enjoyed teaching, she loved her students and was very proud of their accomplishments. Helen not only taught decorating but she made countless beautiful cakes for family and friends over the years.
Helen was a member of the Epicurian Restaurant Club which raised Scholarship money for students going into the Culinary Field.
Helen was also very active and worked at the Woburn Senior Center where she continuously helped the seniors in what ever capacity was needed.
Helen certainly had an endearing personality, she made others feel welcome, and she was always there to lend a hand or give advice. She made friends where ever she went and maintained friendships that lasted throughout her life-time.
Helen was very devoted to her family, she loved them unconditionally and was always there to provide love and support not only to her family but their friends as well. Helen was truly an amazing woman and will be greatly missed.
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Helen was the beloved wife of the late Walter “Wally” Drover, devoted mother of Timothy F. Swain and Donald A. Drover both of Woburn, sister of Robert Allen and his wife Dorothy and Virginia Allen all of Florida, and the late Thomas Allen. Helen is also survived by her best friend Carolyn Harris of Wilmington, as well as many nieces, nephews, and close friends.
Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, January 9th 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 Sunday, January 8th from 3-7 p.m. Donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the Lahey Clinic Oncology Dept., 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805 or to the M.S.P.C.A., Development Office, 350 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130

Michelle Riccio Caperci

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.

Susan M. Peabody

Susan M. Peabody, age 55, of Winthrop, formerly of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on December 15, 2011. Born at Choate Hospital in Woburn, on November 20, 1956, Susan was the beloved daughter of Margaret (Keane) Peabody of Wilmington and the late Lester Peabody Jr. She grew up in Wilmington and graduated Wilmington High School with the class of 1974.
Susan was a very accomplished and educated woman. Upon her graduation from high school, she attended Windham College in Vermont before transferring to Emerson College, where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. Susan then attended Katherine Gibbs school where she studied Business and Secretarial Framing. She then furthered her education at Simmons College and received her Masters in Business Administration. Lastly, Susan enrolled at Northeastern University and obtained her Paralegal Certification. After her extensive education, Susan went to work for MFS Mutual Funds in Boston, where she worked as a Paralegal for many years before her illness forced her to retire.
In her spare time, Susan had many hobbies, a talented and gifted artist, she was a creative seamstress and loved to cross stitch. She also was an avid collector of dolls and ornaments. She enjoyed reading, theater, art, and ballet. Susan will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She will be remembered for her generous and charitable nature. She was a philanthropist who was compassionate about others and the world around her.
Susan was the dear sister of Lester Peabody and his wife Trish, Mark Peabody and his wife Nancy, and Chris Peabody and his wife Ellie all of Londonderry, NH, Betsy Peabody and her partner Dianne Harhigh of Concord, NH, and Keith Peabody of Wilmington, loving aunt of Lester, Samantha, Caitlin, Michael, Meredith, Nathan, Jonathan, Jacqueline, and Julia, Susan was devoted to Daniela DeSantis (for whom Susan was like a mother) and her fiance Dharmesh Joshi, and Federico DeSantis all of Winthrop, she is further survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, December 19th from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Family and friends will gather on Tuesday, December 20th 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 at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Memorial donations in Susan’s name may be made to St. Anne’s Shrine, 92 Saint Anne’s Road, P. O. Box 280, Isle La Motte, VT 05463-0280.

Patrolman Shawn W. Lee

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.

Angelina T. Brabant

Angelina T. (DiChiara) Brabant, of Tewksbury, formerly of Wilmington, age 73, passed away unexpectedly on December 7, 2011, at the Saints Medical Center in Lowell.  Born in Revere on January 28, 1938, Angelina was the beloved daughter of the late Americo and Jennie (Barilone) DiChiara.  She grew up in Revere and moved to Wilmington in the 1950’s as a teenager, where she continued her education and was a graduate of Wilmington High School.
After moving to Wilmington, she met Robert Brabant and the couple married in 1960.  They had a great life together, started a family, and took pride in raising four boys.  Angelina and Robert moved to Tewksbury where they spent the last 22 years as residents.
Angelina worked as a CNA at the Tewksbury Hospital for over 15 years she loved her work and was dedicated to her patients.
Angelina loved to cook and also loved to take trips to Foxwoods Casino with her family.  Her family was the most important thing to her, she enjoyed family holidays, birthdays, or special celebrations, Angelina never missed an opportunity to be with her family.  Angelina was always there to lend a hand and she beamed with pride whenever she talked about her children, grandchildren, or great-granchildren.
Angelina is the beloved wife of Robert E. Brabant of Tewksbury, loving mother of Robert Elfman and his wife Joanne of Pepperell, Kevin Brabant and his wife Jayne of Hudson, NH, Steven Brabant and his wife Tina of VA, and David Brabant and his wife Lisa of Wilmington.  Angelina was the cherished grandmother of Lindsy, Rachel, Robert, Kevin, Brian, Tony, Allan, Jessica, Nathan, Danielle, Steven, Daniel, David, Heather, Stephanie and Kristen and great-grandmother of Andrew, Brennyn, Mia, Jessie, Emily, Alexis, Caleb, Mathew, and Madison.  Angelina was the dear sister of Richard DiChiara of Lowell, Dorothy Iovanna of Lynn,Shirley Barilone and her husband John of CA, and John long and his wife Angela of CA.  Angelina is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

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 K. Brisbois

Joyce K. (Walden) Brisbois-Weiner, of Wilmington, died peacefully with her family at her side on December 1, 2011, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington.

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.

Ernest B. Baldwin, Sr.

Ernest Benjamin Baldwin, Sr., fondly known as “Ernie” to his family and friends, of Brownfield, ME formerly of Andover, MA and Wilmington, MA died peacefully at home on Thursday, November 24, 2011, he was 71 years old.
Ernie was born on February 4, 1940, at home on West Street in Wilmington, MA; he was the cherished son of the late William Henry Baldwin and Gladys (Martin) Baldwin, originally from Newfoundland.  Ernie was raised and educated in Wilmington, MA.
Ernie was the Co-owner of Baldwin Crane and Equipment, Inc., located on Andover Street in Wilmington, MA, which was founded by his father William Henry Baldwin.  Ernie was a 50-year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #4 in Boston.  Ernie was a life-long outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, and farming on the family farm in Brownfield, ME.  Ernie enjoyed collecting and restoring antique John Deere tractors.  Ernie’s last project was restoring his father’s 1949 Case tractor.
Ernie met the “love of his life” Shirley Lee Marie Smith; the couple married on September 10, 1960, and soon started their family.  Ernie and Shirley moved to Andover, MA in 1965, raised their family together, and enjoyed being grandparents to nine beautiful grandchildren.
In May of 2002, Ernie and Shirley fulfilled their long-time dream of retiring to “the home of his heart” their family farm in Brownfield, ME.  Ernie was also a man of great faith and became very active in the Kezar Falls Assembly of God Church in Parsonsfield, ME, after he retired.
Ernie is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years Shirley (Smith) Baldwin.  He was the loving father of Deborah L. Baldwin of Plaistow, NH; Linda J. Finlayson and her husband Gary of Andover, MA; Ernest Benjamin Baldwin, Jr. and his wife Tara of Andover; Christina R. Gunn and her husband Sam of Hooksett, NH; devoted “Grampy & Poppy” of Pamelah, Nicholas, Blake, Paige, Whitney, Tatum, Alexa, Addison, Alivia; dear brother of Lionel  Baldwin & his wife June of Gloucester, William Earl Baldwin of Byfield, David Baldwin & his wife Rose of Hamilton, MA & Stuart, FL and Gloria Krzys & her husband Stanley of Londonderry, NH; Ernie is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins galore!
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, November 29th from 2-4 PM & 7-9PM at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA.  A Funeral Service for Ernie will be held on Wednesday, November 30th at 2pm at Calvary Temple a/k/a Calvary Christian Church, 47 Grove Street, Lynnfield, MA.
Family & Friends will also gather for visiting hours at the Kezar Falls Assembly of God Church, Route 25, Parsonsfield, ME  04047 on Saturday, December 3, from 10-11 a.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 11.  Interment to follow on the Baldwin Family Farm, Brownfield, ME.  IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONATIONS IN ERNIE’S MEMORY MAY BE MADE TO THE KEZAR FALLS ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH, ATTN: NEW CHURCH VAN FUND.

Sandra A. Thomas

DEERFIELD – Sandra “Pookie” A. (Bertrand) Thomas, 67, died Nov. 23, 2011, after a short battle with cancer.

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.

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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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