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Obituary; George Wadland, ex-officer, 82


November 20, 2000
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Obituary; George Wadland, ex-officer, 82

(MANSFIELD, Mass.) -- George J. Wadland of Mansfield, formerly of Weymouth and Somerville, a retired police sergeant, died Friday at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. He was 82.

Born in Somerville, Mr. Wadland was raised and educated in Somerville. He graduated from Somerville High School. A Mansfield resident for the past 20 years, he had previously lived in Weymouth for over 25 years.

He was a sergeant with the Metropolitan District Commission Police Force for 26 years, retiring in 1976.

A World War II Army Air Corps Veteran, Mr. Wadland served as a master sergeant in the 419th Night Fighter Squadron in the Pacific Theater from 1942 to 1945.

He was a past commander of the American Legion Post 447 of Somerville and parishioner at St. Mary's Church in Mansfield.

Mr. Wadland is survived by his wife, Dorothy E. (Saladino); a son, Joseph J. of Andover; a daughter, Bernadette Coughlin of Somerset; a brother, William of Somerville; three sisters, Margaret Burke, Julia Morrissey and Agnes O'Donnell, all of Somerville; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10:30 am. at St. Mary's Church, Mansfield.

Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

Arrangements by Sherman, Jackson Funeral Home, Mansfield.

(iSyndicate; The Boston Herald November 18, 2000). Terms and Conditions: Copyright(c) 2000 LEXIS-NEXIS, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights Reserved.




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