Death in the Family

My mother’s cousin passed away last week on the way home from visiting his daughter and two of his grandchildren. John Richard Fields was only 66 years old and certainly much too young. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, two children, and three grandchildren. Rest in Peace Johnny.

John RFields, 66 of No. Reading and formerly of Stoneham died suddenly November 22. Born in Everett on June 23, 1946 he was the son of the late Robert A. & Eileen (Murray)Fields. Mr. Fields was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School and later from Northeastern University in Boston. He was a retired accountant and was an avid Boston sports fan. He was active in earlier years as an assistant Boy Scout Leader and coach in youth soccer and softball. He also enjoyed bowling. Mr. Fields is survived by his wife Maureen T. (DiCarlo) Fields, his daughter Amy Liberto and her husband Sal of River Ridge, LA and his son John RFields, Jr. of No. Reading. He was the brother of Robert, Thomas, James, Richard and Eugene Fields, Carolyn O’Keefe, Dorothy Harkins, Margaret O’Neil, Bernadette Lyall and the late William Fields. He was the grandfather of Lilly & Emery Liberto and Kaleb Fields. He was the brother in-law of Deborah and Brian Krenzer and the son in-law of the late Matthew & Louise (Cataldo) DiCarlo. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. His funeral will be held from the McDonald – Finnegan Funeral Home 322 Main St. Stoneham Thursday at 9am followed by a funeral mass in St. Patrick Church 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10:00. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the funeral home Wednesday 4-8pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Reading Dollars For Scholars Citizen’s Foundation, P.O. Box 529, North Reading, MA 01864

“By some chance, here they are, all on this earth; and who shall ever tell the sorrow of being on this earth, lying, on quilts, on the grass, in a summer evening, among the sounds of the night. May God bless my people, my uncle, my aunt, my mother, my good father, oh, remember them kindly in their time of trouble; and in the hour of their taking away.” – James Agee A Death in the Family


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