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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

Donna R. (Wedge) Murray

June 6, 1953 - February 21, 2017

Donna R. (Wedge) Murray, of Malden, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Feb. 22, 2017 at the age of 63. Donna was born & raised in Somerville and moved to Malden at the age of 12. She was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1972 and resided in Malden for the past 51 years. Donna worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Registry of Motor Vehicles for over 30 years before her...
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Francis G. "Frank" Sampson

March 7, 1943 - February 21, 2017

Francis G. "Frank" Sampson passed away at Winchester Hospital on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was 73 years of age. Frank was born in Medford on March 7, 1943 to the late Frank J. & Margaret (Steele) Sampson. He was raised in Medford, graduated from Medford High School and attended Wentworth Institute in Boston. Mr. Sampson worked as an engineer for the New England Telephone Company retiring...
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William L. "Billy" Lombardo

January 10, 1930 - February 20, 2017

William L. "Billy" Lombardo, of Saugus, died at his home on Feb. 20, 2017 at the age of 87. Billy was born & raised in East Boston, a graduate of Boston Latin High School and went on to earn his degree from Boston University. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After returning from Korea, he resided in East Boston till age 24 and the past 57 years in Saugus....
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Thomas Patrick Murphy

May 17, 1954 - February 18, 2017

Thomas P. Murphy, of Melrose, passed away on February 18, 2017 at the age of 62. Tom was born in Malden and raised in Melrose. He was a graduate of St. Mary's Grammar School, Melrose High School, and Boston State College. Tom also served his country as a member of the United States Marine Reserves. He was a longtime member of the Melrose Elks and played for the Elks Golf Team. Tom loved golfing,...
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Phyllis R. (McMahon) Camerano

September 29, 1924 - February 18, 2017

Phyllis R. (McMahon) Camerano , of Tewksbury, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully on February 18, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late John Camerano Sr. Devoted mother of John Camerano Jr. & his wife Denise of Reading, Judy M. Allard & her husband Mark of Tewksbury, the late Austin Rivers, & the late Kenneth Camerano. Caring grandmother of Jeremy & his wife Genevieve, Mark & his wife...
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Carmen A. (Dominguez) Guerra

August 5, 1924 - February 17, 2017

Carmen A. (Dominguez) Guerra, of Melrose, passed away on February 17, 2017 at the age of 92. Carmen was born in Cuba on August 5, 1924 to Carlos & Isabelle (Estrellas) Dominguez. She was raised in Cuba and Came to the U.S. in 1962. Carmen moved to Melrose in 1965 and was a resident ever since. She was a very charitable person, always trying to help others. Carmen was a former member of St. Joseph...
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Evelyn M. (Hardy) Gillespie

March 11, 1925 - February 13, 2017

Evelyn M. Gillespie, of Melrose, formerly of Medford, died at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford on Feb. 13, 2017 at the age of 91. Evelyn was born in Somerville, raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1943. She was a homemaker, resided in Melrose for 29 years and Kittery, ME for 21 years. Evelyn was very active with the Incarnation Church Ladies' Sodality in...
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Joseph Michael Kelley

January 9, 1919 - February 10, 2017

Joseph Michael Kelley passed away at the VA Hospital in Bedford on February 10, 2017 at the age of 98. Joe was born in Southie on January 9, 1919 to the late John & Margaret (Connolly) Kelley. As a young child he overcame polio and never let his disease define him throughout his life. He was raised in South Boston, graduated from South Boston High School and entered the US Navy. Mr. Kelley served...
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John F. "Jack" Higgins, Sr.

May 18, 1927 - February 1, 2017

John F. "Jack" Higgins Sr. passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. He was 89 years of age. Jack was born in Somerville on May 18, 1927 to the late Nathan & Frances (Gabrielle) Higgins. He was raised in Somerville, East Boston & Dorchester and joined the Merchant Marine right out of high school. Mr. Higgins went thru the US Maritime Service Training Station in...
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Shay P. Kiely

October 29, 1979 - January 31, 2017

Shay Padric Kiely, of Charlestown, formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Jan. 31, 2017 at the age of 37. Shay was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1998. Shay was a member & umpire for the Melrose men's softball league for many years and was an avid sports fan. He was caring, loyal, very outgoing, had a great sense of humor and was "One of a...
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Harrison Chandler Clark

December 16, 1927 - January 31, 2017

Harrison Chandler Clark, 89, of Melrose and Truro, MA, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, known as Chandler or Chan to those close to him, passed away at his Melrose home early on the morning of January 31, 2017. He died peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Chandler was born December 16, 1927 in Cortland, New York, the youngest son of Thaddeus Ripley Clark and...
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Ellen M. (Woods) Guiry

February 3, 1926 - January 29, 2017

Ellen M. (Woods) Guiry passed away at Glen Ridge Nursing Home in Medford on January 29, 2017, she was 90 years of age. Ellen was born in Boston, raised in Dorchester and graduated from Dorchester High School,. Mrs. Guiry lived in Stoneham for 6 years, Medford for 35 years, Las Vegas for 17 years and in Melrose since 2007. Ellen worked as an administrator at the Teradyne Company in Boston for 25...
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Paul W. Donahue

February 20, 1942 - January 29, 2017

Paul W. Donahue, of Falmouth, formerly of Melrose, died at his home on Jan. 29, 2017 at the age of 74. Paul was born & raised in Taunton and a graduate of the Coyle Cassidy High School, Class of 1960. Paul went on to earn both his Bachelor's degree & Master's Degree from Northeastern University. He resided in Melrose for over 30 years and the past 10 years in Falmouth and worked as an Engineer...
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Janet R. (Poore) Carroll

December 28, 1936 - January 27, 2017

Janet R. (Poore) Carroll, a 53 year resident of Melrose, died peacefully on January 27, 2017 at the age of 80. Janet was born in Reading, MA on December 28, 1936 to Harvey & Rose Poore. She was raised in Reading and graduated from Reading High School. Janet married George J. Carroll in 1956 and shortly after moved to Melrose where they raised their sons. Janet owned Montvale Car Wash, Liberty Car...
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Robert Leo "Bob" DeYoung

August 25, 1935 - January 19, 2017

Robert Leo "Bob" DeYoung passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 19, 2017 at the age of 81. Bob was born on August 25, 1935 to the late Leo & Elizabeth (Fougere) DeYoung. He was raised in Cambridge and Arlington, graduated from Arlington High School in 1953 and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 54 years. Mr. DeYoung worked as a purchaser of medical instruments for the AVCO ...
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Claire (Vallen) Martello

August 11, 1930 - January 19, 2017

Claire Martello passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 19, 2017. She was 86 years of age. Claire was born in Boston, raised in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School. She and her husband Fred moved to Melrose in 1961 and have been residents ever since. Mrs. Martello owned and operated Cameo Academy Beauty School for over 10 years in Malden. She also worked for her...
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Caroline Faye (Brackett) Carleton

June 15, 1929 - January 14, 2017

Caroline Faye (Brackett) Carleton passed away at her home in Melrose on January 14, 2017. She was 87 years of age. Faye was born in Danvers on June 15, 1929 to the late Charles & Helen (Deering) Brackett. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1947 and from Children's Hospital School of Nursing. Faye played basketball and softball at Melrose High School. Mrs....
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Grace Agnes (Accinni) Mudrock

October 7, 1916 - January 13, 2017

Grace Agnes (nee-Accinni) Mudrock passed away on Friday, January 13th 2017 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose, MA. She was 100. Grace was born in Jersey City and grew up in Boonton. She lived in Montville, NJ for most of her life before moving to Massachusetts in 2014. Grace attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Grammar School. She met her husband at The Van Raalte Company and became a loving and...
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Kristen L. Harmon

May 6, 1982 - January 13, 2017

Kristen Harmon, age 34, lived in Melrose MA, with her daughter Haley A Harmon and grandparents George E. Harmon and Elizabeth A. (Belmont) Harmon. She was a loving mother and a cherished granddaughter. Caring daughter of Michael Keniston of Medford and the late Susan Harmon. Sister of Ashley Keniston of Vermont and Michael Keniston Jr. of Medford. Goddaughter of Linda Murphy of Lynnfield. Niece...
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Arlene F. (Waters) Stanton

April 11, 1925 - January 13, 2017

Arlene F. (Watersl Stanton, passed away at the Wingate at Reading Nursing Center on January 13, 2017 with her family by her side. Arlene was the daughter of Frederick and Leila Waters of Bradford, Vt. She was the beloved wife of Thomas F. Stanton in which they shared 58 years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of eight children, Frank Stanton of Melrose, Frederick Stanton and his wife...
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Doris C. (Cardillo) Masiello

May 8, 1926 - January 10, 2017

Doris C. (Cardillo) Masiello, of Melrose, died peacefully on January 10, 2017 at the age of 90. Doris was born in Wakefield on May 8, 1926 to Anthony & Mary (Lepore) Cardillo. She was raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1944. Doris married the love of her life, Ernest Masiello, on October 16, 1949 at St. Joseph's Church in Wakefield and spent 65 wonderful years...
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Judith Bifano

December 5, 1953 - January 9, 2017

Judith B. Bifano, age 63, passed away on Monday, January 9 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass. due to complications from a recent Bone Marrow Transplant. She was surrounded by her three children. She was born in Winthrop, Mass. on December 5, 1953 to Robert and Pauline (Addrisi) McKearney. Judie grew up in East Boston and attended Mount Saint Joseph's High School, followed by...
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Mary Jean "Jeanne" Furey

April 11, 1937 - January 8, 2017

Mary Jean "Jeanne" Marchand Furey, 79 of Melrose, died January 8, 2017 surrounded by loved ones at Penacook Nursing Home in Haverhill, MA. Mary was born in Nova Scotia, Canada and graduated from Everett High School. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Margaret Marchand of Melrose. Mary was married for 32 years to the late Lawrence Kenneth Furey. Mary was a devoted mother, grandmother,...
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John Louie Amirault

December 19, 1931 - January 6, 2017

John Louie Amirault, of Peabody, previously a 30-year resident of Conomo Point, Essex and a 55-year resident of Melrose, died peacefully in the loving care of his family on January 6, 2017 at the age of 85. Louie was born in Malden on December 19, 1931 to Samuel & Helen (Vachon) Amirault. He was raised in Melrose, attended St. Mary's Grammar School, and graduated in 1949 from Melrose High...
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Jean E. (Griffin) Cargill

October 26, 1944 - January 4, 2017

Jean E. (Griffin) Cargill, of Wakefield, passed away on January 4, 2017 at the age of 72. Jean was born in Melrose on October 26, 1944 to Albert & Mary (Seabury) Griffin. She was raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1962. Jean was a proud lifelong resident of Wakefield and enjoyed running errands all around town. She was an active member of St. Joseph's Church, where...
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Karen A. Bennett

March 30, 1962 - January 1, 2017

Karen A. Bennett, of Malden, formerly of Melrose & Everett, died on Jan. 1, 2017 at the age of 54. Karen was born in Malden, raised in Melrose and a graduate of the Northeast Vocational School in Wakefield, Class of 1980. She resided in Melrose for many years, Everett for 20 years and several years in Malden. Karen worked as a Waitress & Bartender for the Town Line and Mundo's, both in Malden for...
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Helen Theresa (Quinn) Melcher

April 28, 1929 - January 1, 2017

Helen Theresa (Quinn) Melcher passed away on January 1, 2017 at the age of 87. She was born in Somerville on April 28, 1929 to the late Edmond & Julia (Carey) Quinn. Helen was raised in Medford, graduate from Medford High School, Class of 1945, lived in Medford most of her life, over 20 years on Cape Cod and the last 4 years in Melrose. Mrs. Melcher started out working for the Registry of Motor...
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Robert A. Eaves

December 17, 1921 - December 31, 2016

Robert A. Eaves, of Melrose, formerly of Naples, Fl & Chelsea, died at the Brightview in Danvers on Dec. 31, 2016 at the age of 95. Robert was born & raised in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School. He resided in Chelsea for 40 years, 17 years in Naples, Fl and several years in Danvers. He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army. Bob worked as a Assistant Director for the Chelsea...
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Walter C. Chipman

August 23, 1927 - December 31, 2016

Walter C. Chipman, of Melrose, died at the Golden Living Center-The Elmhurst in Melrose on Dec. 31, 2016 at the age of 89. Walter was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1945. After high school, Walter served his country as a bodyguard for General MacArthur in the U.S. Army during WWII and was on the USS Admiral H. T. Mayo transport ship that hit a typhoon in...
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Norma R. Hemenway

April 6, 1925 - December 29, 2016

Norma R. (Deschenes) Hemenway, of Melrose, passed away at home on Dec. 29, 2016 at the age of 91. Norma was born in Bennington, VT, raised in Arlington, VT and a graduate of Arlington, VT High School. She went on to earn her degree from LaSalle Junior College in Auburndale , MA. Norma worked as a Clerk for J.F. Hovey Department Store in Boston and also for John Hancock Insurance Company. She...
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Helen R. (Schwarz) Warman

August 6, 1920 - December 27, 2016

Helen R. (Schwarz) Warman, of Melrose, died peacefully on Dec. 27, 2016 at the age of 96. She was born in Chelsea, MA on August 6, 1920 to John & Sarah (Hubbard) Schwarz. Helen was raised in Revere, and attended Revere High School. She worked at Schrafft's in Charlestown as well as Hood Ice Cream, in addition to raising her children and caring for her family. Helen was the beloved wife of the...
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Joseph B. O'Brien

March 19, 1931 - December 25, 2016

Joseph B. O'Brien passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was born in Melrose on March 19, 1931 to the late Edward P. & Grace A. (Walsh) O'Brien. Joseph was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1950 and has been a lifelong resident. Mr. O'Brien attended the University of Wyoming, left school and enlisted in the US...
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Elizabeth "Lisa" Tedesco

September 6, 1957 - December 20, 2016

Elizabeth "Lisa" Tedesco passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Andover on December 20, 2016 at the age of 59. Lisa was born in Malden on September 6, 1957., she was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, University of Massachusetts, Boston and attended Emerson College. She was the Boston Radio Legend Lisa Lipps. Miss Tedesco began her career at KISS 108 along with DJ...
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Jeannette R Costanza

November 1, 1923 - December 18, 2016

Jeannette R. (Gallezzo) Costanza, of Melrose, died peacefully on December 18, 2016 at the age of 93. She was born in Revere on November 1, 1923 to Ralph & Phyllis (Charloni) Gallezzo. Jeannette was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School in 1941. She lived in Revere for several years after high school before moving to Malden for 13 years, and then settling in Melrose in 1958 where...
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James Michael Finn

March 16, 1923 - December 18, 2016

James M. Finn passed away at the Edith N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford on December 18, 2016 at the age of 93. James was born in Malden on March 16, 1923 to the late George & Annie (Sheehan) Finn. He was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School in 1941 and received his associated degree from North Shore College in 1976. After high school James entered the US Navy and...
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Paul Ernest Lang

March 7, 1942 - December 17, 2016

Paul Ernest Lang passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on December 17, 2016 at the age of 74. He spent his childhood in Blasdell, New York, graduated from Frontier Central School in Hamburg and Canisus College in Buffalo. Paul served his country in the US Air Force for 21 years, retiring at the rank of Major in 1987. While in the service he earned his Master's Degree at the Air Force...
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Ruth M. (Gardner) Shaw

December 22, 1938 - December 17, 2016

Ruth M. (Gardner) Shaw, of Revere, passed away on December 17, 2016 at the age of 77. Ruth was born in Malden on December 22, 1938. She was raised in Malden and attended Girls Catholic. She met the love of her life, Robert Shaw Sr., at a coffee shop in Malden Square, and in 1955 they were married in Melrose. They lived throughout the country over the years. Robert was in the military, and even...
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Julianne L Kehoe

February 21, 1961 - December 16, 2016

Julianne L. Kehoe of Methuen, formerly of Melrose, passed away December 16, 2016 at the age of 55. Julianne was born in Medford on February 21, 1961 to John & Nellie (Ward) Kehoe. She was raised in Melrose and attended Melrose High School. She lived a lively life and was always quick to laugh. Julianne worked as a Nurse Assistant for many years. She was the sister of Joanna Trainor of Montana,...
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Robert J. "Bob" Sullivan

June 15, 1960 - December 16, 2016

Robert J. "Bob" Sullivan, of Manchester, NH, formerly of Lawrence & Melrose, passed away on December 16, 2016 at the age of 56, after a short illness. Bob was born in Medford on June 15, 1960 to the late John A. & Dorothy A. (Randall) Sullivan. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1978. Bob was a proud member of the North Star Drum & Bugle Corp., and was an original...
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Catherine A. (Sullivan) Mulcahy

January 28, 1932 - December 13, 2016

Catherine A. Mulcahy, 84, passed peacefully on Tuesday December 13, 2016 at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers. She was born in Melrose on January 28, 1932 to the late Thomas and Helen Sullivan. A life-long Melrose resident, Catherine, with her husband William, raised nine children. She is survived by her children Patricia and her husband Warren Russo of Newburyport, Joan and her husband...
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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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