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Salvatore Orifice

March 31, 1927 — January 17, 2021

Salvatore Orifice

Salvatore 'Sal' L Orifice, 93, of Wakefield and Citrus Hills Florida, died on Sunday January 17th 2021 after a brief illness at Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

Born in Waltham on March 31st 1927, the eighth child of thirteen, to the late Antonio and Sarah (Allia) Orifice and is survived by his current wife Ann (Merry) Orifice, his daughter Sally, daughter in law Linda Orifice, Stepsons Bruce, David, John, stepdaughter Susan, his sister Marion Anthony of Gloucester, grandchildren Jenn MacRobbie and her husband Robert of Wakefield, Samantha O'Neill of Dracut, Lyndsey O'Neill of Georgetown, Courtney Stearns and her husband Mike of Reading, and three great Grandchildren Morgan and Liam Mac Robbie, and Liam Stearns, along with many nieces ,nephews, grand nephews, and grand nieces.

Sal was a resident and business owner in Wakefield for over sixty years as the owner of Wakefield Bowladrome located 92 Water Street working closely with his daughter Sally and nephews Thomas 'Tom' Giordano and Francis 'Frankie' McIsaac. Sal attended Waltham High and was a Navy Veteran of World war Two, serving in the South Pacific. Active in the local business community, he was a self taught machinist. Sal was also a recent Grand Marshall of the Wakefield Town parade. Sal was an avid family patriarch of the extended Orifice family. Overseeing the bi-annual wine making party with family and friends, and hosting the annual Orifice family Christmas party, that, until the Covid epidemic of 2020, had been held continuously for the past 69 years.

Sal, an avid golfer, was a past President and golf pro at Bear Hill Country Club. Sal and with his current wife, Ann Merry Orifice, maintained a residence at Citrus Hills, a local Golf community in Hernando Florida.

Sal is predeceased by his wife of 48 years, and high school sweetheart, Angelina Lee (Defino) Orifice, his son Donald. His brothers Santo, Sebastian, Philip, and Luigi. Sisters Rose, Adeline, Francis, Margaret, Lena, Virginia, and Jeanette. His stepdaughter Sharon Giunta. Along with his lifetime friend Anthony 'Tony' Matarazzo.

His funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield on Friday at 10am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, interment will be private.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Thursday from 4-7pm.

Covid-19 guidelines will be in effect. Those comfortable enough to attend will be required to wear a mask and are kindly asked to pay their respects and exit the building to allow for all visitors to greet the family.

In keeping with Sal's strong belief in education and the community, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Lee Orifice Wakefield High School Scholarship fund.


January 21, 2021
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

McDonald Funeral Home
19 Yale Ave
Wakefield, MA 01880
(781) 245-3550

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McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave, Wakefield, MA 01880 Visitation for Salvatore "Sal" Orifice
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January 22, 2021
10:00 AM

St. Joseph Church
173 Albion St.
Wakefield, MA 01880
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