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Gately Funeral Home

John W. Gately, the fourth generation of Gately Funeral Home, received his funeral director's license in 1984 and ran the business with his grandmother Mary J. Gately and mother Elinor T. Gately. John W. Gately married Lorraine (McCarthy) Gately and they have two children: John Henry Gately (5th generation) and Melissa G. Gately. Elinor T. Gately and John W. Gately worked side by side for 15 years. John W., Lorraine M., John H. and Melissa G. Gately will continue the legacy of the Gately Family and Gately Funeral Service Inc.

We have very modern facilities at Gately Funeral Home. The building went through an entire renovation in 1994-1995 with additions, handicap accessibility, handicap bathrooms, and a beautiful entrance way with a lower and upper lobby.

Our facilities consist of two viewing rooms to accommodate all types of funerals from very large crowds as well as an intimate viewing room with a fireplace for private funerals and smaller families that are not expecting a lot of people to attend. The decor is exquisite, with very bright and soft colors, beautiful tile bathrooms and entrance ways and centrally located in the heart of downtown Melrose. Our spacious entrance way allows people to enter the building, get out of the elements, hang up their coats and use the restrooms before paying their respects to the family.


Our Obituaries

Michael F. Burke

November 13, 1938 - December 4, 2016

Michael F. Burke, of Melrose, died at his home on Dec. 4, 2016 at the age of 78. Michael was born in Boston, raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1955. He resided in Medford until 1995 and Melrose for the past 21 years. Michael worked for Raytheon for over 44 years before his retirement at the age of 62 and also at Kelly's Roast Beef for over 30 years. He enjoyed...
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Christopher A. Johnson, Sr.

November 8, 1970 - December 1, 2016

Christopher A. Johnson, Sr., died on December 1, 2016 at the age of 46. Christopher was born in Everett on November 8th 1970, was raised in Saugus and graduated from Saugus High School. He was the son of Raymond & Carol Ann (Monzione) Johnson of Saugus. Father of Casandra Johnson of Saugus, Tia Johnson of Saugus, Madison Johnson of Saugus, and the late Christopher Johnson Jr. Grandfather of...
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William B. "Bill" Martin

March 6, 1964 - November 30, 2016

William B. "Bill" Martin, of Melrose, died at home on Nov. 30, 2016 at the age of 52. Bill was born in Stoneham, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1982. He was a lifelong Melrose resident and worked as a Computer Trainer for several years at Americorps & he also volunteered for the Red Cross for over 20 years. Bill was very active at the Melrose Highlands...
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Paul A. Lipton

February 19, 1934 - November 28, 2016

Paul Lipton passed away peacefully at his home in Melrose surrounded by his family on November 28, 2016 at the age of 82. Son of the late Louis and Helen (Kenneally) Lipton. Beloved husband of 49 years to Mary (Kavanagh) Lipton. Loving father of Siobhan Andrews and her husband, Scott of Winchester and Ciara Pitcher and her husband, Jeff of Melrose. Proud grandfather of Aidan, Seamus and Rory...
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Salvatore J. Lovasco

December 7, 1941 - November 25, 2016

Salvatore J. Lovasco, of Melrose, passed away November 25, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Angela A. (Todisco) Lovasco of Melrose. Loving father of Vonette Ivers & her husband Ken of Melrose, and the late Leonora Lovasco. Proud grandfather of Leonora & Victoria. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Incarnation Church, 429 Upham St., Melrose, on Wednesday, Nov. 30th, 2016 at 9:00 AM....
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Robert E. Hunt

October 16, 1939 - November 21, 2016

Robert E. Hunt passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on November 21, 2016 at the age of 78, 2 months after his wife Mildred died. Robert was born in Concord, MA on October 16, 1939 to the late John P. & Mary (MacDonald) Hunt. He was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1958, lived in Saugus for over 25 years, Wells, Maine for 10 years and the past 8 years in Stoneham....
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Helga C. (Kronman) Sampson

February 5, 1931 - November 17, 2016

Helga C. (Kronman) Sampson, formerly of Everett & Malden, died at the Woburn Nursing Center in Woburn on Nov. 17, 2016 at the age of 85. Helga was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1949. She resided in Everett for 79 years and Malden for 6 years. Helga worked as a Warranty Administrator for Market Forge in Everett for many years and was very proud of her...
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Barbara J. (Hall) Dellasandro

September 14, 1928 - November 15, 2016

Barbara J. (Hall) Dellasandro, of Stoneham, formerly of Malden passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on November 15, 2016. She was 88 years of age. Barbara was the loving mother of Mary E. Colarusso & her late husband James of Arlington, VA and Susan Freedman & her husband Mark of Melrose; She is also the cherished grandmother of Matthew Freedman of Melrose and beloved companion...
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George Miller Thompson, Jr

November 11, 2016

George Miller Thompson, Jr. died peacefully on Nov. 11, 2016 at the age of 91. A member of the "Greatest Generation", it is fitting he passed on Veterans' Day. George, a member of the Army's 90th Infantry Division (the "Tough Ombres") was part of the D-Day invasion and fought at the Battle of the Bulge. He helped liberate Flossenburg Concentration Camp, and was a recipient of the Bronze Star,...
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Helen "Lun" (Cassell) Walker

July 3, 1934 - November 11, 2016

Helen "Lun" (Cassell) Walker passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on November 11, 2016. She was 82 years of age. Helen was born in Malden on July 3, 1934. Helen was raised in Malden, attended Malden Schools and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 40 years. Mrs. Walker worked at Scully Signal for 18 years in Wilmington and then in the housekeeping department at Melrose-Wakefield...
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Theresa (Muraco) Nappa

February 9, 1919 - November 10, 2016

Theresa (Muraco) Nappa, of Melrose, died at the Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford on Nov. 10, 2016 at the age of 97. Theresa was born & raised in Winchester and a graduate of Winchester High School. She resided in Melrose for over 65 years and worked in Catalog Phone Sales for Sears in Saugus for many years. Theresa was an excellent cook & enjoyed candlepin bowling, ceramics and was a member...
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Paul J. "PJ" Spencer

March 20, 1930 - November 7, 2016

Paul J. "PJ" Spencer passed away at the VA Hospital in Bedford on Monday morning November 7, 2016. He was 86 years of age. Mr. Spencer was born in Melrose on March 20, 1930 to the late Thomas & Gertrude (Keenan) Spencer. He was raised in Saugus and Malden, and graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1950. He also earned an Associate's Degree from Northeastern University. Paul served his...
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Kenneth Douglass Crowell

November 30, 1935 - November 6, 2016

Kenneth Douglass Crowell passed away at home in Melrose on November 6, 2016. He was 80 years of age. Ken was born in Malden on November 30, 1935 to the late Kenneth J. & Edythe (Lewis) Crowell. He was raised in Malden & Melrose, attended Riverside Military Academy in Georgia and then graduated from Melrose High School, where he was a talented athlete and named sportsman of the year during one of...
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Dorothy M. (Johnson) Flint

January 28, 1924 - November 5, 2016

Dorothy M. (Johnson) Flint, formerly of Medford, died peacefully on November 5, 2016 at the age of 92. Dorothy was born in Boston on January 28, 1924 to Walter and Theresa (Ring) Johnson. She was raised in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School. She married the late Ralph Flint and settled in Medford to raise their family. Dorothy worked as an office manager for the First National...
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Sharon A. (Edgar) Comeau

December 18, 1944 - November 4, 2016

Sharon A. (Edgar) Comeau, of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly a longtime resident of Woburn & Billerica, died peacefully surrounded by her family on November 4, 2016 at the age of 71. Sharon was born in Berlin, NH on December 18, 1944 to Roland B. and Margaret (Hale) Edgar. She was raised in Gorham, NH and graduated from Gorham High School. In her younger years Sharon worked at the Mt. Washington...
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Joseph J. Orsino

April 6, 1931 - November 4, 2016

Joseph J. Orsino, of Stoneham, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully on November 4, 2016 at the age of 85. Joseph was born on April 6, 1931 to John & Camella (Bromante) Orsino in the West End of Boston. He was raised in the West End and graduated from Boston Latin High School. After high school, Joseph enlisted in the United States Army and served his country honorably during the Korean War....
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June L. (Gerry) Gagner

November 28, 1942 - November 2, 2016

June L. (Gerry) Gagner, of Melrose, died peacefully on November 2, 2016 at the age of 73. June was born on November 28, 1942 in Stamford, CT to Elbridge T. & Winifred M. (Champion) Gerry. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1960. June was a wonderful person. She was very personable and kind to everyone she met. She had a way of reaching people and was never...
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Margaret E. (Lux) "Peggy" Turner

January 28, 1923 - November 2, 2016

Margaret E. (Lux) Turner passed away at Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on November 2, 2016, 5 days after her husband died at Aberjona Nursing Center. She was 93 years of age. Margaret was born in Winchester on January 28, 1923 to the late John A. & Alice (Manning) Lux. Peggy was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1940 and has been a lifelong resident of Melrose...
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Robert James "Bob" Quigley

December 20, 1954 - October 31, 2016

Robert James "Bob" Quigley passed away suddenly at Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday, October 31, 2016. He was only 61 years of age. Bob was born in Lynn and was raised in Stoneham. He graduated from Stoneham High School in 1973 where he played football and was in the chorus. He was an active member of the Melrose YMCA Leaders Club where he met his future wife. Mr. Quigley worked as a...
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Leo C. Turner, Sr.

June 22, 1919 - October 28, 2016

Leo C. Turner Sr. passed away at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on October 28, 2016. He was in his 98th year. Leo was born at home in Melrose on June 22, 1919 to the late William & Mary (Curran) Turner. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1938 where he excelled in sports. He played hockey, baseball, football and track and was a 14 Letterman. He...
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Phyllis M. (Ancillo) Bucciero

October 26, 1927 - October 26, 2016

Phyllis M. (Ancillo) Bucciero passed away at her home in Melrose on October 26, 2016 on her 89th Birthday. Phyllis was born in Winchester on October 26, 1927, was raised in Revere, graduated from Revere High School and lived in Revere most of her life before moving to Melrose in 2010. Mrs. Bucciero worked in the personnel department for the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) for over 15 years...
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James C. Hackett

August 23, 1947 - October 21, 2016

James C. Hackett passed away at Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation Center in Saugus, on October 21, 2016. He was 69 years of age. James was born in Melrose on August 23, 1947 to the late William T & Mary L. (Gilfeather) Hackett. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School, Melrose High School, Class of 1965, from the University of Massachusetts Boston campus and has been a...
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Antoniella (Schena) Pascuccio

February 21, 1935 - October 21, 2016

Antoniella (Schena) Pascuccio, of Melrose, died peacefully on October 21, 2016 surrounded by her family; she was 81 years old. Antoniella was born on February 21, 1935 in Grottaminarda, Italy to the late Gennaro and Nicolina (Petrillo) Schena. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 30, and lived in East Boston before moving to Melrose in 1973. Antoniella was a devoted wife, mother...
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Joseph V. "Joe" Maranto

January 18, 1932 - October 20, 2016

Joseph V. "Joe" Maranto, of Melrose, died at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield on Oct. 20, 2016 at the age of 84. Joe was born & raised in the West End of Boston and attend Boston Schools. Joe served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War receiving a Bronze Star. After returning from Korea, He resided in Melrose for 52 years and was the Co-owner of the Cambridge Printing...
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Joseph I. Martin

July 24, 1931 - October 16, 2016

Reverend Joseph I. Martin, of Boston, died peacefully on October 16th, 2016 at the age of 85. Fr. Martin was born on July 24, 1931 to Michael & Mary (Cummins) Martin. He was raised in Somerville and graduated from BC High. Fr. Martin was ordained a priest on December 16, 1956. He had attended the North American College in Rome. He became an Archdiocesan Priest and was stationed briefly at St....
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Ronald F. "Ronnie" Squires

February 17, 1942 - October 15, 2016

Ronald F. "Ronnie" Squires, of Hollywood, FL, formerly of Melrose, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Oct. 15, 2016 at the age of 74. Ronnie was born in Boston, raised in Cambridge & Somerville and attended Somerville Schools. He resided in Melrose for 26 years and the past 15 years in Florida. Ronnie worked as a Security Guard for Textron in Everett for over 20 years before...
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Aileen A. (Davidson) Sullivan

July 16, 1918 - October 14, 2016

Aileen A. (Davidson) Sullivan, died peacefully on October 14, 2016 at Wingate at Reading, a nursing care facility. She was 98 years of age. Aileen was born In Boston on July 16, 1918 to the late Charles & Mary (Fouhy) Davidson. She was raised in Dorchester, graduated from Roxbury Memorial High School and has lived most of her life in Melrose. Mrs. Sullivan was and homemaker and was a longtime...
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Jean C. (Sweetser) Kelley

January 23, 1926 - October 13, 2016

Jean C. (Sweetser) Kelley passed away at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on October 13, 2016; she was 90 years of age. Jean was born in West Medford on January 23, 1926 to the late Sidney & Mary (Chisholm) Sweetser. She was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School in 1944 and then from secretarial school in Malden. Mrs. Kelley lived in Malden for many years before moving to...
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Virginia A. "Ginny" Ehlers

February 11, 1946 - October 13, 2016

Virginia A. "Ginny" Ehlers, of Melrose, died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on Oct. 13, 2016 at the age of 70. Ginny was born in East Boston, raised in Belmont, a graduate of Belmont High School, Class of 1956 and went on to graduate of Secretarial School. Ginny worked as a Traffic Supervisor for the City of Melrose for many years, resided in Melrose for 48 years and loved...
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Pasquale V. "Pat" Lomuscio

November 16, 1931 - October 9, 2016

Pasquale V. "Pat" Lomuscio, 84, of Stoneham, formerly of Boston, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2016 at his home. Mr. Lomuscio was born on November 16th, 1931 to the late Giuseppe & Donatella (DeMarco) Lomuscio. Pat served honorably in the United States Army 82nd Airborne during the Korean War. Pat was a barber for many years before having a successful career as an employee of the...
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Charles "Bob" Fuller

April 28, 1922 - October 8, 2016

Charles R. "Bob" Fuller, of Melrose, died surrounded by family on October 8, 2016 at the age of 94. Bob was born in Boston on April 28, 1922 to John Fuller & Mary (Goodwin) Fuller. He was raised in Dorchester and graduated from Boston College High School. He later earned a Masters Degree from Boston State College. At the age of 21, Bob enlisted in the United States Army and went on to serve his...
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John F. Strileckis

July 2, 1965 - October 1, 2016

John Francis Strileckis, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Oct. 1, 2016 at the age of 51. John was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1985. He was lifelong Melrose resident and worked as a Bagger for Stop & Shop in Saugus for over 20 years. John was very active in Melrose and played softball for the Special Olympics for 25 years. John was the Assistant Coach...
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Rita A. DeCoste

August 10, 1918 - September 30, 2016

Rita A. (Lynch) DeCoste, of Melrose, died at the Golden Living Center The Elmhurst on Sept. 30, 2016 at the age of 98. Rita was born Chelsea, raised in Melrose and a graduate of St. Mary's High School. Before having her children, Rita worked at Scully Signal in Melrose and R.H. White department store in Boston. Rita was a lifelong Melrose resident and member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose & St....
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Anthony Giacalone

August 5, 1927 - September 30, 2016

Anthony Giacalone, of Melrose, formerly of the North End, died on September 30 at the age of 89. Tony was born and grew up in Boston's North End and also lived in East Boston. He attended the Mt. Carmel School in East Boston and graduated from Brandeis Vocational High School in Boston in 1945. Tony was married to his wife Betty in 1950 and they lived for over half a century in...
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Raleigh B. "Peter" Lockwood

October 4, 1929 - September 29, 2016

Raleigh B. "Peter" Lockwood, of Malden, died at the Wingate at Melrose on Sept. 29, 2016 at the age of 86. Peter was born in Melrose, raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1947. He resided in Foxboro for 27 years and Malden since 1980. After high school, Peter worked as a Supervisor for the messenger's and mailroom for American Mutual in Boston, in the Printing Dept. for...
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John A. "Jack" Mercer, Sr.

June 20, 1943 - September 29, 2016

John (Jack) A. Mercer Sr. 73, of Melrose died at Massachusetts General Hospital on September 29th. Jack was born in Cambridge on June 20, 1943 and was raised in Revere. He attended Immaculate Conception High School before obtaining his bachelor's degree from Saint Anselm College. Jack was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He retired in 1996 after 27 years of...
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Edward M. Smith

March 3, 1922 - September 28, 2016

Edward M. Smith, of Melrose, died in Stoneham on Sept. 28, 2016 at the age of 94. Ed was born & raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford Vocational High School. He served his country during WWII as a Navy Aviation Ordnanceman. After returning from the war, Ed worked as a Printer for the Murray Printing Company in Westford for over 40 years, working his way up to Vice President and General...
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Stephen H. Baldi

October 16, 1947 - September 27, 2016

Stephen H. Baldi, of Melrose, died at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on Sept. 27, 2016 at the age of 68. Stephen fought a 15 year battle with prostate cancer, but unfortunately died suddenly of a stroke. Stephen was born in Boston on October 16, 1947 and raised in Revere, attending B.C. High before getting his Bachelor's Degree from Boston University and his Master's from Bentley...
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Clare M. (McEnroe)) Jancsy

August 7, 1923 - September 26, 2016

Clare M. (McEnroe) Jancsy passed away eleven days after her husband, on September 26, 2016, at East Village Place in East Longmeadow, MA. She was 93 years of age. Mrs. Jancsy was born in Everett on August 7, 1923, was raised in Everett and graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy High School in Brighton. She has been a resident of Melrose since 1957. Clare was a devoted wife, mother and nana who...
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Catherine A. Feeney

May 5, 1951 - September 24, 2016

Catherine A. Feeney passed away at Falmouth Hospital on September 24, 2016; she was 65 years of age. Catherine was born in Melrose on May 5, 1951 to the late Paul & Helen (Brussard) Feeney. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1969. Cathy lived in Melrose for many years, North Reading, North Andover, Newburyport and the last few years in Falmouth. She worked...
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William H. "Bill" Forbes, Jr.

December 31, 1947 - September 24, 2016

William H. Forbes Jr. passed away at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital on September 24, 2016, age 68. Bill was the beloved husband of 45 years to Mary (DiMino) Forbes. Loving father of William H. Forbes III of Saugus, Scott M. Forbes & his wife Susan of Melrose, the late Joel A. Forbes and Julie Hollenbaugh & her husband Joshua of FL. Cherished grandfather of Abygail, Will, Jackson, Carter, Cyann,...
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Renee M. Chisholm

January 20, 1968 - September 23, 2016

Renee Chisholm passed away at her home in Melrose on September 23, 2016. She was only 48 years of age. Renee was born in Lowell on January 20, 1968, was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1986 and attended Essex Aggie for 2 years. She was a lifelong resident of Melrose. Miss Chisholm worked as the animal control officer for the City of Melrose for 10 years. Renee was...
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Mildred B. (Mikkelsen), Hunt

October 18, 1938 - September 22, 2016

Mildred B. "Millie" Hunt (Mikkelson) of Stoneham, died peacefully on September 22, 2016. Beloved wife for fifty-seven years of Robert E. Hunt of Stoneham. Loving sister of Elaine Meehan of Colebrook, New Hampshire, and the late Vincent, Raymond, and George Mikkelson. She will be greatly missed by her sister-in-law Kathleen Neville, who cared for her during her final illness, as well as her...
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Thomas A. Rossino

June 15, 1956 - September 19, 2016

Thomas A. Rossino died at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on September 19, 2016. He was only 60 years of age. Tom was born in Melrose on June 15, 1956 to Thomas & Anna (DiPaolo) Rossino. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Malden Catholic, Class of 1974 and from Northeastern University. Mr. Rossino lived in Melrose for many years, Boston for 10 years, Las Vegas Nevada for 10 years and...
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Roberta "Bobbie" L. (Fitzgerald) Camara

October 2, 1940 - September 18, 2016

Roberta "Bobbie" L. (Fitzgerald) Camara, of Melrose, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Sept. 18, 2016 at the age of 75. Bobbie was born in Boston, raised in Tewksbury and a graduate of Tewksbury High School. She worked as a Case Administrator for the Chapter 13 Trustees Office for over 20 years. Bobbie resided in Melrose for the past 10 years and enjoyed decorating, shopping and...
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Henry P. Jancsy

October 9, 1923 - September 15, 2016

Henry P. Jancsy passed away in Springfield on Thursday, September 15, 2016. He was 92 years of age. Mr. Jancsy was born in Everett on October 9, 1923 to the late William & Carolyn (Vaughn) Jancsy. He was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School and Boston College. Henry served his country with pride as a US Navy Captain USNR Retired, he started his career in 1943 in the South Pacific...
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Frank T. Reardon

July 20, 1953 - September 14, 2016

Frank T. Reardon passed away at LaHey Clinic in Burlington on September 14, 2016. He was 63 years of age. Frank was born in Melrose on July 20, 1953, he was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School Class of 1971 and was a lifelong resident. Mr. Reardon worked as an auto mechanic throughout his life for different companies and for the Town of Wakefield DPW for 19 years. He was a...
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Robert J. Cox

January 24, 1953 - September 13, 2016

Robert J. "Bob" Cox, of Saugus, passed away on September 13, 2016 at the age of 63. Bob was born in Lynn, on January 24, 1953, to Joseph & Gertrude (Sybil) Cox. He was a lifelong resident of Saugus and a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1971. After high school Bob earned a Bachelor's Degree in economics from Northeastern University, class of 1976, where he served as president of the...
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Ann Marie Murphy

December 31, 1943 - September 7, 2016

Ann Marie (Ahearn) Murphy, of Melrose, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Sept. 7, 2016 at the age of 72. Ann was born in Boston, raised in Dorchester & Charlestown and a graduate of Gate of Heaven High School in South Boston. She resided in Charlestown for many years and Melrose since 1973. Ann worked in the admitting office at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital in Melrose for...
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William F. Murphy

February 27, 1922 - September 3, 2016

William F. Murphy, of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by family on September 3, 2016 at the age of 94. William was born in Cambridge on February 27th, 1922 to William and Helen (McGrath) Murphy. He was raised in Cambridge and attended Cambridge Ringe & Latin. William served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II. He was part of the 8th Infantry Division which...
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Linda M. Martone

December 6, 1959 - August 29, 2016

Linda M. Martone passed away at Beverly Hospital on August 29, 2016. She was only 56 years old. Linda was born in Boston, raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1977 and then from Suffolk University in Boston. She worked as an administrator at New England Medical Center in Boston for 25 years. Linda then started her own electrolysis business in Melrose on Main Street...
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Bernard J. Shea

June 1, 1917 - August 28, 2016

Rev. Bernard J. Shea passed away on August 28th, 2016 in Quincy, Ma. at the age of 99. Rev. Shea was born in Halifax, N.S. on June 1, 1917 to William Shea and Helen Brown. Brother of the late Joseph, John & Evelyn Shea. Uncle of Joseph Shea of West Roxbury, Joanne White, Susan Shea, Christine Shea, Maryellen Shea all of Quincy, Ruth Cedrone of Stoughton and John Shea of N.C. He is also...
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Harold B. Griffin

August 17, 1925 - August 26, 2016

Harold B. Griffin passed away at the Lifecare Center of Stoneham on August 26, 2016. He was 91 years of age. Harold was born in Chelsea on August 17, 1925 to the late Harold & Frances (Culliton) Griffin. Mr. Griffin was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School. After he graduated from high school Harold entered the service in 1943 and served his country with pride in the US Navy during...
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Jeanne A. (Jacobsen) Brown

August 7, 1930 - August 16, 2016

Jeanne A. (Jacobsen) Brown, of Melrose, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on August 16, 2016 at the age of 86. Jeanne was amazing wife, mother, and grandmother. She was born August 7, 1930 at Boston City Hospital. She grew up in Cambridge and attended St. Mary's High School, run by the Sisters of Notre Dame, where she graduated in 1947. She always enjoyed her class reunion....
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Joseph A. Chicoine

September 21, 1943 - August 13, 2016

Joseph A. Chicoine, of Melrose, died peacefully on August 13, 2016 at the age of 72. Joseph was born in Somerville, MA on September 21, 1943 to Alfred and Mildred (Crowley) Chicoine. He was raised in Somerville and attended Somerville High School. Joseph enlisted in the United States Navy in 1960 and served his country honorably for four years. He worked as a self-employed plumber for many years....
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Michael J. Gagnon

December 26, 1958 - August 10, 2016

Michael J. Gagnon, of Wakefield, died at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on Aug. 10, 2016 at the age of 57. Michael was born in Melrose, raised in Wakefield and a graduate of the Northeast Regional Vocational School in Wakefield, Class of 1976. He was a dedicated worker and was employed as a Carpenter for the Carpenters Union Local 33 for over 20 years. Mike was a lifelong Wakefield resident who...
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P. Lawrence "Larry" Ellis

January 6, 1926 - August 5, 2016

P. Lawrence "Larry" Ellis, of Wakefield, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on August 5, 2016, at the age of 90 surrounded by his loving family. Larry was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia as a US citizen due to his parents, Herman and Caroline, being American citizens. As with most families in the late 20's and 30's life was difficult which shaped his personality. He attended Stoneham High School...
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Norma D. (Charles) Theus

May 18, 1938 - August 5, 2016

Norma D. (Charles) Theus, of Melrose & Miami, Fl, passed away peacefully on Friday August 5, 2016 at 2:45am, after battling with an intense illness. Norma leaves behind three beautiful daughters, a loving husband, four beautiful grandkids, and numerous friends. Norma was a devoted mother, grandmother, and wife. She was a simple woman, loved by many because of her pure heart. Her love for others...
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Louis "Tig" Letterie

February 18, 1927 - August 3, 2016

Louis "Tig" Letterie died on August 3, 2016 at home. Formerly of East Boston, he lived in Melrose for over 50 years and had a second home in Osterville, MA. Born in East Boston in 1927, he was the son of James and Florence (DeLucia) Letterie. He attended East Boston HS and worked as a Production Manager at Teknor Apex for 40 years. He was a past Grand Knight of Fitton Council of East Boston and...
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Marie L. (LaSpina) Norton

December 6, 1930 - July 28, 2016

Marie L. (LaSpina) Norton Of Weston, formerly of Melrose, died surrounded by her family on July 28, 2016, after a long illness. Born on December 6, 1930, in Medford, MA, to the late William and Rosalie LaSpina (Scaletta) of Malden. She graduated from Girls Catholic High School, went on to attend Mt. Auburn School of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse. She was the beloved wife of sixty one...
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Jeanne M. (Melanson) Muise

April 18, 1935 - July 20, 2016

Jeanne M. (Melanson) Muise, of Melrose, died at the Wingate of Melrose on July 20, 2016 at the age of 81. Jeanne was born in East Boston and grew up in the Cliftondale section of Saugus graduating from Saugus High School in 1953. She was an avid photographer as a young woman, excelled in school and had perfect left handed penmanship. She worked in Boston for Worthmore Feeds where she met her...
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Diane L. (Stack) Stevens

November 17, 1954 - July 13, 2016

Diane L. (Stack) Stevens, of Melrose, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on July 13, 2016 at the age of 61. Diane was born in Somerville, a graduate of St. Joseph's High School in Somerville and went on to Suffolk University. She resided in Melrose since 1978 and worked as a Retail Manager for over 30 years. Diane enjoyed traveling to Disney World, going on Disney cruises and...
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Pasquale DelGreco

November 10, 1931 - July 10, 2016

Pasquale DelGreco, of Melrose, passed away on July 10, 2016 at the age of 84. He was born in Orsogna, Italy on November 10, 1931 to Nicolo and Maria (Sansiviere) DelGreco. Pasquale served in the Italian Military as a topographer. At the age of 28 he emigrated from Italy to the United States. In 1959 he married Rose Pittella and the two spent 51 years of marriage together until Roses' death....
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Emily Georgietta (LeBlanc) Burke

August 13, 1921 - July 9, 2016

Emily G. (LeBlanc) Burke passed away at the Winchester Rehab and Nursing Center on July 9, 2016. She was 94 years of age. Mrs. Burke was born and raised in Wedgeport, Nova Scotia and came to the United States at the age of 9. Emily lived in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1937. She lived in Melrose from 1952-1982, in 1982 she returned to Nova Scotia and lived in...
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Donna L. (Wyeth) Gibson

January 20, 1946 - July 6, 2016

Donna L. (Wyeth) Gibson, of Melrose, died on July 6, 2016 at the age of 70. Donna was born in Melrose, raised in Wakefield and Malden and graduated from Malden High School. Donna resided in Melrose for 49 years. She worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts in Boston and HRI in Malden before retiring to spend time with her granddaughters. She was the loving mother of James J. Gibson &...
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Michael D. "Mike" McMahon

February 23, 1948 - July 4, 2016

Michael D. "Mike" McMahon, of Melrose, formerly of Cambridge, Retired Cambridge Police Officer, died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on July 4, 2016 at the age of 68. Mike was born in Somerville, raised in Cambridge and a graduate of Cambridge Rindge School. He went on to receive his master's degree from Anna Maria College in Criminal Justice. Mike resided in Cambridge until...
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William T. Clark

November 14, 1934 - July 4, 2016

William T. Clark Sr. passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on July 4, 2016. He was 81 years of age. Bill was born in Malden, MA on November 14, 1934 to the late Charles E. & Marjorie (Kitteridge) Clark. He was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1953 and Massachusetts State Police Academy. Mr. Clark was appointed to the Massachusetts State Police in 1962 and was...
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Nancy L. (Kemp) Busby

May 20, 1933 - July 3, 2016

Nancy L. (Kemp) Busby passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on July 3, 2016. She was 83 years of age. Nancy was born in East Boston on May 20, 1933 to the late Walter & Edna (Adams) Kemp. She was raised in East Boston, attended East Boston Schools and moved to Melrose in 1961. Nancy was a homemaker who loved to cook, entertain, and spend time with friends and family. She was also a member of...
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Vincent L. Donohue

December 12, 1948 - June 30, 2016

Vincent L. Donohue, of Medford, formerly of Melrose, passed away on June 30, 2016 at the age of 67. He was the beloved husband of Joanne M. (Pelleriti) Donohue of Medford. Loving father of Elizabeth Donohue of Arlington. Survived by his siblings Rosemary, Francis, Kathleen, Carol, Elaine, Genevieve, Christopher, Joseph, William, & Theresa. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. Visiting Hours...
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Leo Christopher "Chris" Turner, Jr.

February 27, 1947 - June 25, 2016

Leo "Chris" Turner, Jr. a lifelong resident of Melrose died on June 25, 2016 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at the age of 69. Chris was born and raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School. Mr. Turner worked for several years as an automotive mechanic in the area for many years. He is survived by his parents Leo and Margaret (Lux) Turner of Melrose and his siblings Katheen Devir,...
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Christopher A. Johnson, Jr.

June 10, 1993 - June 24, 2016

Christopher A. Johnson Jr. passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on June 24, 2016 at the age of 23. He was born in Malden, raised in Saugus and attended Saugus High School. Mr. Johnson played Pop Warner football & for Saugus High School and also played baseball starting with T-ball all the way thru the Saugus Babe Ruth League. Chris was a lifelong resident of Saugus. During his high school...
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Joan C. (Anderson) Peters

December 27, 1938 - June 23, 2016

Joan C. Peters, 77 of Middleton passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 23, 2016 six years after a diagnosis of cancer. Born Joan Catherine Anderson on December 27, 1938 the third child of Mary lrene (McDougall) and Edwin Anderson. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Leo F. Peters, both longtime residents of Melrose. Joan attended parochial...
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Susan M. (Abruzzese) Andresen

February 14, 1922 - June 22, 2016

Susan M. (Abruzzese) Andresen passed away at Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in Billerica on June 22, 2016. She was 94 years of age. Susan was born in Boston on February 14, 1922 to the late Michele & Assunta (Scopettuolo) Abruzzese. She was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School. Mrs. Andresen was a homemaker, she lived in Melrose most of her life before moving to Salem,...
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Marie Dorothy (LeBlanc) Hannabury

February 7, 1921 - June 20, 2016

Marie Dorothy (LeBlanc) Hannabury passed away at The Hearth at The Gardenside Assisted Living in Branford, CT on June 20, 2016. She was 95 years of age. Mrs. Hannabury was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, came to Chelsea as a young girl, was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1938. She moved to Melrose in 1961 and lived here for over 50 years before moving to Branford,...
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Mary Ann (Francis) Dillon

May 11, 1930 - June 20, 2016

Mary Ann (Francis) Dillon, of Melrose, formerly of Wakefield, died at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston on June 20, 2016 at the age of 86. Mary was born & raised in Cambridge and a graduate of Cambridge Latin, Class of 1947. She resided in Cambridge until the age of 20, Wakefield for 55 years and Melrose for 15 years. Mary worked as a crossing guard & bus driver in Wakefield and also as a...
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Alberta P. O'Donnell

August 22, 1919 - June 19, 2016

Alberta P. (Demitroff) O'Donnell, of Melrose, passed away June 19, 2016 at the age of 96. Alberta was born in Chicago, IL on August 22, 1919 to Boris & Nell (Ritchey) Demitroff. They later moved to Woburn, MA and Alberta graduated from Woburn High, Class of 1939. Alberta and her late husband George were high school sweethearts and were married on April 15, 1944. They settled down in Melrose and...
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Assunta Rose Rotondi

August 15, 1913 - June 15, 2016

Assunta "Rose" (Ceglia) Rotondi passed away at the Arnold House Nursing Home in Stoneham on June 15, 2016. She was 102 years of age. Rose was born in Boston on August 15, 1913 to the late Constantino & Filomena (Marrotta) Ceglia. She was raised in the North End, East Boston and Medford and graduated from Medford High School Class of 1931. Mrs. Rotondi has been a resident of Melrose since 1933....
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Bertram P. Mullaney

March 29, 1930 - May 30, 2016

Bertram Patrick Mullaney lll was born on March 29, 1930 in Cambridge, MA., the eldest child and only son of Bertram P Mullaney Jr. and Helena (Connolly) Mullaney. Music and sports shaped Bert's early life. He participated in numerous shows during his school years and began to develop as a singer. He was also a talented baseball player, pitching Belmont High to the state tournament. After...
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Helen P. (Limone) Palano

August 12, 1933 - May 30, 2016

Helen P. (Limone) Palano passed away suddenly at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, on May 30, 2016. She was 82 years of age. Helen was born in Boston on August 12, 1933 to the late Peter & Antonia (Lombardo) Limone. Helen was raised in the West End of Boston, graduated from Girls High in Boston and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 57 years. Mrs. Palano started out working in the court...
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Erik A. Berg

June 15, 1951 - May 26, 2016

Erik A. Berg of Melrose, passed away at home, surrounded by his family on May 26, 2016 at the age of 64. He leaves behind his devoted wife Linda, with whom he had recently celebrated his 43rd anniversary. Additionally, he was a loving father to Stefanie and her husband Dan, as well as Ali and her boyfriend Brad. He was adored by his grandchildren Lara and Rhett, his dog Bella, and his grand...
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Angelina M. DiCicco

April 5, 1926 - May 22, 2016

Angelina M. (Mainiero) DiCicco, of Melrose, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully on May 22, 2016 at the age of 90. Angelina was born in Cambridge on April 5, 1926 to Michael and Carmela (Bevere) Mainiero. She was raised in East Boston and graduated from Girls Trade in Boston. Angelina married the love of her life, Joseph DiCicco, in 1953 at the Star of the Sea Church in East Boston. They had...
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Geraldine B. Moulaison

June 8, 1927 - May 20, 2016

Moulaison, Geraldine B. (Buckley), of Marblehead, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully May 20, 2016 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late George E. Moulaison. Devoted mother of Noel M. Henrich & her husband Donald of Marblehead, Keith G. Moulaison & his wife Tracey of Newton, NH, and Jay R. Moulaison of Newburyport. Proud grandmother of Christiane Henrich, Ryan Henrich, Alexander...
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Cecilia (Maguire) Halley

March 30, 1925 - May 15, 2016

Cecilia (Maguire) Halley passed away at her home in Melrose on May 15, 2016. She was 91 years of age. She was born and raised in Charlestown and graduated from Charlestown High School. Cecilia worked as a young girl as a rope maker at the Charlestown Navy Yard & at Schraffts Candy. She married William P. Halley and raised her 6 children in Charlestown and lived in Charlestown for 50 years. After...
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Susan E. (Green) Shiner

June 3, 1950 - May 14, 2016

Susan E. (Green) Shiner passed away at the Bear Hill Nursing Center on May 14, 2016. She was 65 years of age. Susan was born in Melrose on June 3, 1950 to the late Joseph & Helen (Doherty) Green. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grade School in 1964 and Melrose High School, Class of 1968 and has been a lifelong resident. Susan was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister...
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Bertha Louise (Boudreau) Mitchell

October 5, 1919 - May 13, 2016

Bertha Louise (Boudreau) Mitchell passed away in Laytonsville, Maryland, on May 13, 2016. She was 96 years of age. She was born in Taunton, raised in Taunton and graduated from St. Mary's High School, in Taunton. Mrs. Mitchell lived in Somerville for a few years before moving to Melrose in 1957. Prior to her settling down she worked for the US Government in Washington DC during WWII and the Navy...
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Patrick Kevin Downey

November 19, 1972 - May 10, 2016

Patrick Kevin Downey passed suddenly on May 10, 2016, he was 43 years of age. Mr. Downey was born in Columbia, was raised in Melrose, played little league in the Churchill American League and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1991. He lived most of his life in Melrose. Patrick worked as a landscaper for several years and then as a laborer for Feeney Brothers in Dorchester for the past...
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Margaret "Peggy" Looney

February 12, 1943 - May 7, 2016

Margaret S. "Peggy" (Deady) Looney, of Malden, died on May 7, 2016 surrounded by her family. Peggy was born in Medford, MA on February 12, 1943 to Walter and Anna (Gilmartin) Deady. She was born and raised in Medford and attended Medford schools. Peggy raised her five children in Malden and was always there for her children. She loved to go shopping and spend time with her family. Peggy lived in...
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Frederick N. Kirkland

October 6, 1930 - May 7, 2016

Frederick N. Kirkland, of Melrose, died at the Merrimack Valley Hospice on May 7, 2016 at the age of 85. Fred was born & raised in Cambridge and a graduate of Cambridge Rindge High School. He resided in Cambridge until 1966, Somerville for 5 years and Melrose since 1971. Fred worked as a Shipper for H.K. Porter for 33 years before his retirement. He was a former member of the Peabody Elks Club...
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Amale (Talhouk) Daher

April 16, 1949 - May 5, 2016

Amale Daher (Talhouk), 67,of Melrose passed away peacefully on May 5, 2016 surrounded by family. Amale was born in Beirut, Lebanon on April 16, 1949 and was the daughter of the late Said Talhouk and is survived by her mother Yvonne. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1979 and she has lived in Melrose for the past 29 years. Amale loved to travel and spending time with her husband and family,...
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Denise (Coakley) Fitzgerald

November 7, 1951 - May 2, 2016

Denise (Coakley) Fitzgerald, of Stoneham, died on May 2, 2016 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers at the age of 64. Denise was born in Boston, raised in Roslindale and was a graduate of Roslindale High School, Class of 1969. She went on Boston Business School and also attended Emmanuel College in Boston. Denise worked as a Relocation Manager for Gillette Corp. for over 30 years before...
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Barbara Ann (Ryan) Mahoney

April 5, 1930 - May 2, 2016

On May 2nd, 2016, in her home of 52 years in Melrose, Massachusetts and surrounded by family, at the age of 86, Barbara passed away peacefully. Barbara, a loving and devoted mother, is survived by her son and his wife, John L. & Christine M. Mahoney of Melrose, Massachusetts, her daughter and her husband, Patricia A. & Dean L. Groves of Melrose, Massachusetts, and her son, Frank E. Mahoney, Jr....
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Rene M. Brophy

January 27, 1923 - April 27, 2016

Rene M. (Durso) Brophy, of Melrose, died April 27, 2016. Rene was born in Malden on January 27, 1923 to Peter A. and Elsie (Paladino) Durso. She was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School in 1942. Rene was a Melrose resident for 23 years and was a parishioner at Incarnation Church where she served as an Eucharistic Minister. She also volunteered for the Red Cross in Melrose for 17...
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Eva (Corso) Consolo

October 18, 1922 - April 27, 2016

Eva (Corso) Consolo, of Melrose, formerly of Boston's West End, died April 27, 2016 at the age of 93. Eva was born in Boston on October 18, 1922 to Augustino & Cosima (DiBlasi) Corso. She was raised in the West End of Boston and attended Boston Public Schools. She was the beloved wife of the late John C. Consolo Sr. Loving mother of Marianne D'Amore & her husband Bill of Wakefield, Marguerite...
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Eleanor (Vittorini) Robinson

January 2, 1927 - April 23, 2016

Eleanor (Vittorini) Robinson passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Saturday, April 23, 2016. She was 89 years of age. Eleanor was born and raised in Malden, she graduated from Malden High School and was the Valedictorian of her senior class. Mrs. Robinson has been a resident of Melrose for the past 55 years. Eleanor worked as a realtor first with her husband Bill at Robinson Real Estate in...
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Michael P. "Mike" Turner, Jr.

June 1, 1981 - April 20, 2016

Michael P. "Mike" Turner, Jr., 34, of Melrose, MA, passed away peacefully on the morning of April 20th 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Melrose, Massachusetts, he was the eldest child of Michael Sr. and Cheryl Turner. Mike's early childhood was spent in Melrose, then in 2000 he graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover. Mike graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004 and the...
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Virginia E. "Gini" Buckley

March 26, 1924 - April 19, 2016

Virginia E. "Gini" (Riley/Crowley) Buckley, formerly of South Yarmouth & Melrose, died at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on April 19, 2016 at the age of 92. Gini was born in Malden, raised in Melrose, a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1942 and went on to attend the Melrose Hospital Nursing School. She resided in Melrose until 1971, Malden for 12 years and South Yarmouth for over 20...
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William J. "Billy" Hunt

November 25, 1942 - April 10, 2016

William J. "Billy" Hunt passed away at Epoch of Melrose Nursing Home on Sunday, April 10, 2016. He was 73 years of age. Billy was raised in Charlestown and Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1960. Mr. Hunt worked at New England Telephone Company for more than 40 years. He first started out as a lineman and then finished his career in management for the phone company. Billy...
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Elizabeth A. Barnes

October 12, 1925 - April 8, 2016

Elizabeth A. Barnes, of Needham, formerly of West Medford, died on April 8, 2016 at the age of 90. Elizabeth was born in Medford on October 12, 1925 to Charles C. and Alice (McDonald) Barnes. She was raised in West Medford and graduated from Medford High School. Elizabeth lived briefly in Stoneham, before moving to Needham where she has lived for the past 40 years. Elizabeth went straight to work...
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Mary Louise Toomey

September 3, 1946 - April 7, 2016

Mary Louise (Greene) Toomey, of Melrose, a survivor of lung cancer, died on April 7, 2016 after a lengthy illness. Mary was born in Melrose on September 3, 1946 to Leo and Marguerite (Donahue) Greene. She was raised in Melrose, attended St. Mary's Grammar School and graduated from Melrose High School. Mary worked as a nurse for forty years. She earned a degree in nursing from the Somerville...
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Gloria E. Yanucci

August 8, 1927 - April 5, 2016

Gloria E. (Carbone) Yanucci, of Melrose, died at the Strong Hospital in Rochester, NY on April 5, 2016 at the age of 88. Gloria was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1945. She resided in Everett until 1954 and the past 65 years in Melrose. Gloria worked as a Medical Secretary for the Melrose Wakefield Hospital for 29 years before her retirement. She was a...
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