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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

Ruth (Grant) Faller

May 11, 1926 - July 2, 2015

Ruth Grant Faller passed away peacefully on July 2 at her home in Burlington, MA. The daughter of Harry and Margaret Grant of Old Town, Maine, Ruth was the youngest of 12 children, 10 of whom grew up together, all girls! Ruth lost her father at age two. But she would say she "grew up with everything" nevertheless, under the loving watch of her mother, a talented seamstress who kept the family...
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Josephine (DiMauro) MacIndewar

March 17, 1935 - July 1, 2015

Josephine (DiMauro) MacIndewar, of Melrose, died at the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Medford on July 1, 2015 at the age of 80. Josephine was born in Boston, raised in East Boston and a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1953. She went on to earn her Bachelor's degree from Massachusetts College of Art, Class of 1957. Josephine worked as an Art Teacher for the Saugus Middle & High...
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Frank S. Tuscano

December 8, 1923 - July 1, 2015

Frank S. Tuscano passed away at his home in Melrose on July 1, 2015. He was 91 years of age. Frank was born in Gary, West Virginia on December 8, 1923 to the late Domenic & Mary (DiBiasi) Toscano. He was raised in Pennsylvania and came to the North End of Boston at the age of 15. Mr. Tuscano entered the service right out of high school and served his country with pride in the US Navy during WWII....
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Patricia M. Grady

June 1, 1960 - June 28, 2015

Patricia M. (Higgins) Grady, of Saugus, passed on June 28, 2015 at the age of 55. Patricia was born on June 1, 1960 to Robert and Emily Higgins. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Patricia was always an "A" student, and qualified for a full scholarship to Salem State University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Nursing. Following college, Patricia...
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Janet E. (Enderlein) Knight

May 25, 1954 - June 26, 2015

Janet E. (Enderlein) Knight, of Melrose, died at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston on June 26, 2015 at the age of 61. Janet was born in Waco, TX, raised in Mt. Laurel, NJ, a graduate of Holy Cross High School in NJ and attended Ohio Dominican University. She worked as a Outreach Counselor for Elliott Community Health in Danvers and enjoyed traveling to Disneyworld & Universal Studios in Florida,...
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Carolyn M. (Johnson) Skaare

July 31, 1947 - June 26, 2015

Carolyn M. (Johnson), of Melrose, died at home on June 26, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at the age of 67. Carolyn was born & raised in Melrose and was a lifelong Melrose resident. She was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1965. Carolyn loved children and worked as a Assistant Coordinator of Transportation for the Melrose School Dept. Parent Pupil Services for over 20 years...
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Ruth V. (Murphy) Tracy

May 17, 1931 - June 21, 2015

Ruth V. (Murphy) Tracy passed away at her home in Melrose on Sunday, June 21, 2015. She was 84 years of age. Mrs. Tracy was born in Cambridge on May 17, 1931 to the late Francis P. & Mary (O'Malley) Murphy. She was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Howe High School in Billerica. After graduation, Mrs. Tracy worked for The Adjutant General's office. She also worked at Malden Hospital,...
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James Zafiropoulo

March 11, 1940 - June 20, 2015

James Zafiropoulo, of Melrose, passed away on June 20, 2015 at the age of 75. Jim was born in Boston on March 11, 1940 to William & Christine Zafiropoulo. He was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School in 1957. Following high school, Jim graduated from the Wentworth Institute. He went on to marry Arlene, the love of his life and spent 45 years by her side. Jim was a longtime...
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Helen Ziavras

December 26, 1962 - June 19, 2015

Helen (Sougarides) Ziavras, of Melrose, died on June 19, 2015 at the age of 52. Helen was born in Boston on December 26, 1962 to Costas Sougarides and the late Aristea (Tziallas) Sougarides. Helen graduated from West Roxbury High and attended Northeastern University. In 1987, she married Nickolas Ziavras and later moved to Melrose to raise their two children, Evan and Athena. She loved attending...
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Delia E. Hamblin

May 1, 1916 - June 19, 2015

Hamblin, Delia E (Root), of Melrose, formerly of Medford, MA and Brattleboro, VT, June 19, 2015. Wife of the late Robert S. Hamblin. Loving mother of Marie (Holly) Bowen and her husband Robert of Lynchburg, VA, Maureen Buzby of Melrose, Eileen Hamblin and her husband Lawrence Cannon of Melrose, Robert L. Hamblin and the late Suzanne of Hinsdale, NH, Michael Hamblin and his wife Michelle of...
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Mary V. (Paula) DiMino

August 5, 1926 - June 17, 2015

Mary V. (Paula) DiMino passed away at her home in Melrose on June 17, 2015. She was 88 years of age. Mary was born in Arlington, MA on August 5, 1926 to the late Placido & Mary (Ferdinand) Paula. She was raised in Cambridge, lived most of her life in Medford and Melrose for the past 7 years. Mrs. DiMino worked for the A & P Grocery stores for a few years, as a housekeeper at St. Mary's Church...
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Mary M Collins

March 22, 1926 - June 16, 2015

Mary M. (Gray) Collins, of Palm Bay, FL, formerly of Melrose, died on June 16, 2015 at the age of 89. Mary was born in Scotland on March 22, 1926 to Bernard and Margaret Gray. Mary married Robert Collins in Scotland, came to the United States as a war bride and they had three children together. She raised her family in Melrose and was a longtime Melrose resident. Mary and Robert were former...
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Thomas E. Durney

November 21, 1956 - June 15, 2015

Thomas E. Durney passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on June 15, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was only 58 years of age. Tom was one of eleven children and was born in Melrose on November 21, 1956. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1974 and from Suffolk University with a degree in political science. Mr. Durney worked in the software...
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William "Bill" Taylor, Jr.

November 20, 1920 - June 14, 2015

William Taylor was born and grew up in Fall River MA. He attended Fall River schools and left to join the army. His military career took him to the Panama Canal then to Europe where he was a forward observer in the artillery. He was part of the Normandy invasion and spent time in France and Belgium. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge where he earned a Bronze Star for heroic service and...
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Teresa M. (Gennetti) Smith

January 14, 1930 - June 9, 2015

Teresa M. (Gennetti) Smith passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on June 9, 2015. She was 85 years of age. Teresa was born in Malden on January 14, 1930 and was one of ten children of the late Salvatore & Marianina (Radoccio) Gennetti. She was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 50 years. Mrs. Smith worked as a hair stylist for...
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William J. "Bill" Harris

November 7, 1933 - May 30, 2015

William J. "Bill" Harris passed away at the Chelsea Soldiers Home on Saturday, May 30, 2015. He was 81 years of age. Bill was born in Melrose on November 7, 1933 to the late Kendall B. & Lula V. (Forbes) Harris. He was raised in Melrose, attended Melrose schools and has been a lifelong resident of Melrose. Mr. Harris entered the US Army at the age of 17 and served his country with pride during...
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Jacqueline F. (Moran) Joyce

May 30, 1929 - May 25, 2015

Jacqueline F. (Moran) Joyce came into this world on Memorial Day on May 30, 1929 and passed away at Woodbriar Nursing Home in Wilmington on Memorial Day on May 25, 2015. She was 85 years of age. Mrs. Joyce was born in Revere, was raised in Revere, and graduated from St. Rose High School in Chelsea before marrying her husband Captain Robert F. Joyce Jr., US Army. She lived in Virginia, Kentucky,...
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Virginia "Gini" Pineau

March 22, 1925 - May 23, 2015

Virginia "Gini" A. (deMara) Pineau, of Malden, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully on May 23, 2015 at the age of 90. Gini was born on March 22, 1925 in Providence, RI to William and Mary (Flately) deMara. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Gini married Frederick "Gene" Pineau at St. Mary's Church in Melrose and spent 58 happy years together. The two raised their...
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Mary M. (Graham) Spagnolo

February 27, 1928 - May 21, 2015

Mary M. (Graham) Spagnolo, of Melrose, died peacefully on May 21, 2015. Mary was born in Somerville, MA on February 27, 1928 to two Irish immigrants, William and Nora (O'Sullivan) Graham. She was raised in Charlestown and graduated from Charlestown High School and was a member of the Old School Girls Association in Charlestown. Mary married Mario E. Spagnolo and the two settled down in Melrose in...
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Despin (Angelopoulos) Kotsakis

April 9, 1927 - May 20, 2015

Despin (Angelopoulos) Kotsakis, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on May 20, 2015 at the age of 88. Despin was born & raised in Melrose, a lifelong Melrose resident and attended Melrose schools. She worked for many years at Peter's Market in Melrose and enjoyed shopping, gardening, needlepoint, cooking, arts & crafts, gold leafing, refinishing furniture, was a...
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Harvey Graves

August 20, 1934 - May 16, 2015

Harvey Graves, 80, formerly of Melrose, Billerica, and Lowell MA passed away on May 16, 2015 at home, surrounded by his loving family. Harvey was born in Melrose on August 20, 1934, to Ernest R. and Elsie (Parsons) Graves, the youngest of their 9 children. He was a resident of Maitland, FL since 2005 He is survived and sadly missed by his wife of 60 years, Shirley (Tibbetts), his sons Richard and...
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Donato Ventresca

September 2, 1933 - May 13, 2015

Donato Ventresca Sr. passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, on May 13, 2015. He was 81 years of age. Donato was born in Italy on September 2, 1933 to the late Giovanni & Loreta (Federico) Ventresca. He was raised in Italy and came to America at the age of 19. Mr. Ventresca lived in the North End of Boston for many years before moving Melrose 45 years ago. Donato was the owner of Great...
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Mary Margaret (Brennan) Lawlor

May 6, 1932 - May 10, 2015

Mary Margaret (Brennan) Lawlor passed away at her home in Melrose on Sunday, May 10, 2015. She was 83 years of age. Mary was born in Somerville on May 6, 1932 to the late Thomas & Kathryn (Thistle) Brennan. She was raised in Somerville, attended Somerville schools and lived in Somerville most of her life until moving to Melrose 10 years ago. Mrs. Lawlor was a loving wife, mother, sister,...
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Sandra Marie DellaRusso

May 31, 1936 - May 9, 2015

Sandra Marie (Jangro) DellaRusso of Melrose passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Sandee was born to Edmond and Alice (Pistey) Jangro in Stoneham, grew up in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1953. She helped raise her brothers and sister while working as a model for the Ford Modeling Agency and for Bob Lippman Ad Agency in Boston. Sandee lived in Melrose for 36 years...
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Francis X. "Frank" O'Connor

March 24, 1945 - May 8, 2015

Francis X. "Frank" O'Connor, of Malden, passed away on May 8, 2015 at the age of 70. Frank was born on March 24, 1945 to John and Ellen (Shepherd) in Somerville, MA. He was raised in Somerville and attended Somerville schools. After graduating from high school, Frank enlisted in the United States Navy. He served honorably for four years during the Vietnam War. After the war, Frank continued his...
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John R. Mitchell

May 13, 1955 - May 5, 2015

John R. Mitchell, of Melrose, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 after a lengthy illness. John was born on May 13, 1955 in Boston, MA to William and Evelyn (White) Mitchell. He was raised in Stoneham along with his seven siblings. He attended Stoneham schools and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1973. Years later, John decided to continue his education at the New England Culinary...
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Robert F. "Bob" Shea

April 1, 1937 - April 26, 2015

Robert F. "Bob" Shea, of Londonderry, NH, formerly of Melrose, passed away on April 26, 2015 at the age of 78. Bob was born in Melrose on April 1, 1937 to Joseph and Margaret (O'Leary) Shea. He graduated from Malden Catholic in 1955 and went on to enlist in the United States Marine Corps where he honorably served his country from1957-1961. After serving in the Marines, Bob spent many years...
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Marie R. (Pizzella) Cremin

January 8, 1920 - April 22, 2015

Marie R. (Pizzella) Cremin, 95, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at her home in Melrose, MA. She was the beloved wife of 60 years to the late Michael J. Cremin. She was a devoted mother of seven, and the cherished grandmother of twenty grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Marie was born in Somerville, MA on January 8, 1920. A strong believer in...
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Paul Francis Granger

September 28, 1933 - April 18, 2015

Paul Francis Granger, 81, of Parkville, Maryland passed away surrounded by his loving family on April 18, 2015. Paul was born in Worcester, MA on September 28, 1933 to the late George A. and Mary B. (Faucher) Granger. He grew up in Charleton, MA and graduated from Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA in 1955. Paul was in the Glee Club at Holy Cross, and was a member of the Varsity 4 quartet. ...
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Marie L. O'Connell

February 15, 1928 - April 17, 2015

Marie L. O'Connell February 15, 1928-April 17, 2015 Marie L. (Lynch) O'Connell passed away peacefully on April 17, 2015, after a brief illness. She was 87 years old. Marie raised 10 children in Melrose with her husband, Thomas F. O'Connell, who passed away in 1995. Since 2011, she had lived in Reading and Peabody. Marie was the loving mother of Daniel O'Connell and wife Donna of Reading,...
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Ernest A. Masiello

November 30, 1926 - April 15, 2015

Ernest A. Masiello passed away at Fish Memorial Hospital in Deltona, Florida on April 15, 2015. He was 88 years of age. Ernie was born in Melrose on November 30, 1926 to the late Angelo & Angelina (Bevilaqua) Masiello. He was raised in Melrose, attended Melrose High School and was a lifelong resident. Mr. Masiello summered at Bow Lake in NH since 1959 and wintered in Deltona, Florida since 1976....
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Paul R Murphy, Jr.

September 6, 1941 - April 14, 2015

Paul R. Murphy Jr., of Melrose, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2015 at the age of 73. Paul was born on September 6, 1941 in Boston, MA to Paul and Mary (Lynch) Murphy. Mary passed away tragically due to complications at birth. Paul Sr. later remarried to Kathleen (Dinatale) Murphy who was a loving adopted mother. Paul grew up in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1959. He...
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Antonio John Ferraro

November 25, 1918 - April 6, 2015

Antonio John Ferraro passed away at the Daniel's House in Reading on Monday April 6, 2015. He was 96 years of age. Antonio was born and raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1936. He served his country with pride during WWII in the Army Air Corps. Mr. Ferraro started working at the First National Grocery Stores at the age of 17 and continued to work well into his 70's....
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Mary J. Delaney

August 1, 1942 - April 5, 2015

Mary J. (Niska) Delaney, of Melrose, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at the age of 72. Mary was born on August 1, 1942 to Alfred and Florence (MacEacheron) Niska in Lynn, MA. Mary was raised in Lynn, and moved to Melrose after meeting the love of her life, George Delaney. Mary and George were married in 1968 and moved into a home on Upham St., where they raised their daughter Lia. Together,...
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Mary V. (Pesce) Tecce

December 4, 1921 - April 3, 2015

Mary V. (Pesce) Tecce of Lynnfield passed away on April 3, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved mother of Beverlee Tecce of Lynnfield and Virginia (Ginger) Garrett and her husband Wayne Garrett of Lynnfield. Former wife of the late Leo B. Tecce. Mary was born in Everett on December 4, 1921 to Madeline and Joseph Pesce. She was educated in Everett. Mary made her home in Melrose for 36...
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Martin M. Britten

September 9, 1939 - April 3, 2015

Memories of the Best Man I Ever Knew Born in Creston, Iowa as Frederick Martin Britten in 1939; the fifth of nine children to Martin Nicholas Britten and Dolores (Bryan) Britten. His family moved to Melrose, MA when he was very young and there he grew up. He officially changed his name to Martin Michael Britten when he joined the Marines at age 17; taking Michael as his middle name in memory of...
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Frank A. Zinck, Jr.

January 19, 1942 - April 2, 2015

Frank A. Zinck, Jr., (Retired Melrose Fire Chief), of Melrose, passed away at his home on April 2, 2015 surrounded by family at the age of 73. Frank was born on January 19, 1942 at the Jamaica Plain Osteopathic Hospital to Frank Sr. & Eva (Harris) Zinck. Frank was a lifelong resident of Melrose; he was raised on Beech Ave. and Staples Street. He attended the Winthrop School, Coolidge School, and...
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James L. Diozzi

March 25, 1941 - March 30, 2015

James L. Diozzi, of Saugus, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on March 30, 2015 at the age of 74. Jim was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1959. He resided in Somerville, Malden & Medford for several years and the past 37 years in Saugus. Jimmy worked & was very proud of being a Plumbing & Gas Inspector for N. Andover, Melrose and N. Reading for...
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George Lunn

November 26, 1940 - March 27, 2015

George Lunn, of Melrose, passed away on March 27, 2015 at his home surrounded by family at the age of 74. George was born to Arthur J. Lunn and Edith (Toland) Lunn on November 26, 1940. He was raised in Dorchester and attended Jamaica Plain High School. While in high school George studied agriculture. His parents came from the farming country of New Brunswick, Canada, so farming was in his blood....
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Walter J. O'Brien

July 19, 1931 - March 26, 2015

Walter J. O'Brien, of Saugus and formerly of Melrose, passed away surrounded by his family on March 26, 2015 at the age of 83. Walter was born on July 19, 1931 in Somerville, MA to Walter J. and Lillian M. (Potterton) O'Brien. He was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. In 1950, Walter enlisted in the United States Navy where he honorably served for two years during the...
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Mary A. (O'Leary) Boylen

December 1, 1942 - March 25, 2015

Mary A. (O'Leary) Boylen passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was 72 years of age. Mary was born in Melrose on December 1, 1942 to the late Daniel & Helen (O'Connor) O'Leary. Mrs. Boylen was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School and St. Mary's High School. She worked as an administrative assistant at Stone & Webster for many years....
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Paulette (Keaveny) Galvin

November 5, 1948 - March 22, 2015

Paulette (Keaveny) Galvin passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 22, 2015. She was only 66 years of age. Paulette was born in Medford on November 5, 1948 to the late Thomas & Betty (Murray) Keaveny. She was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School, Class of 1966 and has been a resident of Melrose since 1973. Mrs. Galvin worked for several years as the head lunch...
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Stephen Varney

October 21, 1965 - March 17, 2015

Stephen Varney passed away suddenly at Lahey Medical Center in Peabody on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. He was only 49 years of age. Stephen was born in Cambridge, MA on October 21, 1965 to Robert E. & Ellen A. (Laskey) Varney. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School Class of 1983, attended SMU and graduated from East Coast Aero Technical School with degree in aircraft mechanics....
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Mary B. (Barron) Hogan

May 31, 1929 - March 16, 2015

Mary (Barron) Hogan, of Melrose, passed away on March 16, 2015 at the age of 85. Mary was born in Boston on May 31, 1929. She graduated from Gate of Heaven High School and Middlesex Community College. In the late 1950s she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked as a decoding clerk for the Central Intelligence Agency. She returned to the Boston area where she met her husband John. They moved to...
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Marion J. Gianino

March 19, 1930 - March 16, 2015

Marion J. Gianino (Celani) passed away in Melrose on March 16, 2015 after suffering from cancer at the age of 84. She was born on March 19, 1930, the daughter of Frank and Josephine (Genovese) Celani. Her early childhood was spent in Malden. Then when she was 9 years old her family moved to Melrose where she has lived ever since. She attended the Coolidge Elementary School and graduated from...
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John D. Galiano

June 4, 1951 - March 16, 2015

John D. Galiano passed away suddenly at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Monday, March 16, 2015. He was only 63 years of age. John was born in Melrose on June 4, 1951 to the late Russell & Mary (Morrissey) Galiano. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Essex Agricultural School, from Stockbridge School of Agriculture UMASS Amherst and has been a lifelong resident. John worked for the City of...
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Margaret A. (Cassell) "Peg" Berube

November 12, 1935 - March 15, 2015

Margaret A. "Peg" (Cassell) Berube, of Melrose, died at home on March 15, 2015 at the age of 79. Peg was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of the Cheverus High School in Malden, Class of 1953. She resided in Melrose for 57 years and was lifelong member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose. Peg volunteered & worked at the St. Mary's Rectory for many years and enjoyed going out to the 621...
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Helen C. (McCarte) Lambert

February 7, 1920 - March 14, 2015

Helen C. (McCarte) Lambert, of Melrose, formerly of Everett, died at the Winchester Hospital on March 14, 2015 at the age of 95. Helen was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1937. She was a homemaker and resided in Everett until 1967 and Melrose for the past 48 years. Helen was an active member of the Incarnation Church & Choir in Melrose for many years. She...
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Mary Elizabeth Dorn

May 8, 1919 - March 10, 2015

Mary Elizabeth Dorn passed away at Wingate at Reading on March 10, 2015. Mary was born in Everett, raised in Salem, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School, Salem High School, Emmanuel College and received her Master's in Education from Harvard University. She also received the Fulbright Scholarship to Columbia University in 1958. Miss Dorn taught English & Spanish at Salem High School for 4...
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Katherine Felker

August 5, 1939 - March 6, 2015

Katherine Felker, of Melrose, passed away on March 6, 2015 at the age of 75. Katherine was born on August 5, 1939 to Joseph and Katherine Higgins in Melrose. She was a lifelong resident of Melrose, attending St. Mary's Grammar and High School. Katherine married Donald R. Felker and the two spent 48 wonderful years together. Much of Katherine's life was dedicated to her family. Donald and...
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Walter R. Sheppard

August 13, 1932 - March 6, 2015

Walter R. Sheppard, of Melrose, passed away on March 6, 2015 at the age of 82. Walter was born to William and Bella Sheppard on August 13, 1932 in Chelsea, MA. He was raised in Chelsea and attended Chelsea Schools. Walter honorably served his country for twenty years in the Air Force. He started out as a cook, but he retired as a Staff Sergeant. After his service in the Air Force he worked as a...
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Alfonso G. Palladino

April 8, 1918 - March 3, 2015

Rev. Monsignor Alfonso G. Palladino Boston Archdiocese Priest for 72 Years Rev. Monsignor Alfonso G. Palladino, 96, died peacefully on March 3, 2015, in Boston, MA at Regina Cleri Residence for retired priests. He was born on April 8, 1918 in Boston, MA, the son of the late Frank P. Palladino and Anastasia (Maglio) Palladino. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his two...
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Rose M. Romano

April 6, 1921 - March 3, 2015

Rose M. Romano, of Melrose, formerly of Wakefield, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on March 3, 2015 at the age of 93. Rose was born & raised in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School & Burdett Business School. She resided in Wakefield for many years and the past 19 years in Melrose. Rose began a life-long career in investment analysis and counseling, working for 20 years at May ...
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James F. O'Connell

December 3, 1950 - February 28, 2015

James F. O'Connell passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on Saturday, February 28, 2015. He was 64 years of age. James was born in Melrose on December 3, 1950 to the late Gerald & Marion Rita (Lucey) O'Connell. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1968. Mr. O'Connell worked for the New England Telephone Company right out of high school as a...
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Frank S. Renzella

November 26, 1927 - February 25, 2015

Frank S. Renzella, of Malden, died at his home surrounded by family on Feb. 25, 2015 at the age of 87. Frank was born & raised in Malden and attended Malden High School. He worked as an Upholsterer for Lounge Upholstery in Brockton for many years and Star Upholstery in Malden for over 20 years before his retirement. Frank resided in Malden his whole life and was a member of St. Joseph's Church in...
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Marie F. (Boire) Meehan

October 12, 1938 - February 22, 2015

Marie F. (Boire) Meehan, of Melrose, died at the Epoch of Melrose on Feb. 22, 2015 at the age of 76. Marie was born & raised in Dorchester and a graduate of Dorchester High School. She resided in Melrose for 30 years, Epping, NH for several years and North Adams for the past 18 months. Marie worked as a Function Waitress for the Lord Wakefield in Wakefield, Augustine's in Saugus and the Ramada in...
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Edward "Ed" Doherty

July 29, 1938 - February 20, 2015

Edward "Ed" Doherty, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Feb. 20, 2015 at the age of 76. Ed was born & raised in Cambridge, a graduate of Rindge Technical High School, Class of 1956 and went on to attend Technical School for several years. He worked as an Electronic Technician for Datametrics in Wilmington for over 20 years, B & W Press in Georgetown for 15 years and Sales at...
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Ann J. Monahan

February 4, 1923 - February 15, 2015

Ann J. (Shiel) Monahan, of Melrose, passed away on February 15, 2015 at the age of 92. Ann was born in Boston on February 4, 1923 to Michael and Mary Shiel. Growing up during the Great Depression, Ann learned the value of a dollar among the many other hard lessons that came from growing up during that era. She was raised in Dorchester and attended Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Boston, where...
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Loretta Hutchins

October 12, 1922 - February 13, 2015

Loretta (Dean) Hutchins, of Melrose, passed away on February 13, 2015 at the age of 92.Loretta was a lifelong resident of Melrose. She was born to John and Nora Dean on October 12, 1922. Loretta grew up during the Great Depression, so from a young age she knew what it meant to work hard. She was the beloved wife of the late Willis James Hutchins. They honeymooned together at Mt. Monadnock in New...
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Mary C. Tortora

February 21, 1960 - February 12, 2015

Mary C. (Bistany) Tortora, of Melrose, passed away at Mass General Hospital on February 12, 2015 at the age of 54. Mary was born to Marjorie and the late Donald Bistany in Winchester, MA on February 21, 1960. She was raised in Woburn and attended Woburn schools. Mary furthered her education by achieving a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing. She soon married the...
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Joanne M. Lambert

April 27, 1950 - February 11, 2015

Joanne M. Lambert, 64, of Melrose died peacefully on February 11 after a brave 5 year battle with cancer. She was born in Williamstown, MA to Helen O'Connell Lambert and Clovis M. Lambert both of whom are deceased as is her only sibling, a brother, Michael. A graduate of Boston Bouve College at Northeastern University, Ms. Lambert received a Masters Degree in School Administration from Salem...
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James E. Glynn

January 3, 1926 - February 7, 2015

James E. Glynn passed away at the Ledgewood Nursing Home in Beverly, on February 7, 2015. He was 89 years of age. James was born in Everett to the late James & Anna (Mohan) Glynn, was raised in Malden and attended Malden High School. While in high school he joined the US Navy and served his country with pride during WWII. Mr. Glynn was involved in Operation Overload prior to the D-Day Invasion as...
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William W. Curry

August 23, 1928 - February 5, 2015

William W. Curry passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on February 5, 2015. He was 86 years of age. William was born in Boston on August 23, 1928 to the late William & Grace (Noble) Curry. He was raised in Medford and graduated from Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1946. He served his country with pride in the US Army during the Korean War and was a member of the DAV. Mr. Curry has...
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Edward J. Colosimo

June 30, 1927 - February 5, 2015

Edward J. Colosimo, of Melrose, formerly of Tewksbury & Cambridge, passed away on February 5, 2015. He was the beloved husband of 61 years to Marie J. (Martell) Colosimo. Ed was born in Cambridge on June 30, 1927. His parents Antonio & Elizabeth Colosimo raised him in Cambridge where he attended Cambridge High & Latin. Edward joined the Navy in 1945, where he honorably served his country until...
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Timothy John Tyson

May 25, 1959 - February 1, 2015

Timothy John Tyson passed away very suddenly at his home on Sunday February 1, 2015 at the age of 55. Tim was born in California, raised in Marietta, GA, graduated from Sprayberry High School in 1977 and from Southern Poly Tech University in GA. Tim lived in Georgia most of his life before moving to Hampstead, NH 13 years ago. He had his PE in Electrical Engineering and worked as a professional...
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Richard Mallon, Sr.

June 19, 1932 - January 31, 2015

Richard T. "Dick" Mallon, Sr. passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on January 31, 2015 at the age of 82. Dick was born in the Edgeworth section of Malden on June 19, 1932 to the late Bernard & Pauline Mallon. He grew up in Malden and graduated from Malden Catholic High School in 1951. He also attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and Bryant & Stratton College. It was...
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Walter F. Cronin

March 16, 1942 - January 27, 2015

Walter F. Cronin, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Jan. 27, 2015 at the age of 73. Walter was born & raised in Somerville and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Cambridge. After high school, Walter served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves. He worked as a Labor Relations Manager for Verizon for over 40 years before his retirement and resided in...
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William G. Kotzuba

December 26, 1961 - January 27, 2015

William G. Kotzuba, of Melrose, passed away on Tuesday January 27, 2015 at the age of 53. He is survived by his wife Helen M. Kotzuba, Daughter Amanda Kotzuba and her fiancé Andrew Rowe, Sons Eric and Michael Coughlin and Grandson Nathan Rowe all of Melrose. Son of the late Michael Kotzuba and the late Susan Kotzuba, Brother of Jean Hamilton and her husband Keith of Wakefield, James Kotzuba and...
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John Bena, Jr.

July 14, 1921 - January 26, 2015

John Bena Jr. passed away at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital on January 26, 2015. He was 93 years of age. John was born in Middleborough on July 14, 1921 to the late Giovanni & Elisia (Pipi) Bena. He was raised in Middleborough and graduated from Middleborough High School. John was an accomplished violinist, playing in the his own band since junior high school. After high school John...
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Patricia Louise (Pinkney) Buchan

February 23, 1931 - January 25, 2015

Patricia Louise (Pinkney) Buchan passed away at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on January 25, 2015. She was 83 years of age. Patricia was born in Melrose on February 23, 1931 to the late Gilbert & Ada (Doucette) Pinkney. She was raised in Melrose, went to St. Mary's School and has been a lifelong resident. Mrs. Buchan worked for 15 years at the Middlesex Fells Nursing Home in Melrose. She...
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Walter "Ed" Valentine

July 31, 1946 - January 24, 2015

Walter E. "Ed" Valentine, of Melrose, passed away at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 24, 2015 at the age of 68. Ed was the former husband of the late Irene (Fontaine) Valentine. He was the loving father of David Valentine and daughter-in-law Mary Foley. Ed had also recently become the grandfather to Dylan. He was the brother to Mario, Maria, Steven, Angelo, David, and Cindy. Ed is also...
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Michael F. Walsh

December 12, 1929 - January 23, 2015

Michael Francis Walsh, age 85, of Melrose, MA, passed away suddenly on January 23, 2015 after a period of illness. Born in Somerville, MA to John and Margaret (Dunleavy) Walsh in 1929, Michael had made a home in Melrose for over 50 years. Michael leaves his wife of 55 years, Doreen T. (Sheehan). He leaves a son, Michael J. of Methuen, daughter-in-law Cathy (DiFiore), grandson Michael R. and...
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Leslie E. Coholan

January 7, 1933 - January 20, 2015

Leslie E. Coholan, of Rochester, NH, formerly of Melrose, died at his home on Jan. 20, 2015 at the age of 82. Leslie was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1951. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After returning from the Army, Leslie resided in Melrose for most of his life and the past 12 years in Rochester, NH. He worked as a Truck...
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Geraldine T. "Gerry" (Lynch) Gillcrist

April 8, 1927 - January 19, 2015

Geraldine T. "Gerry" (Lynch) Gillcrist passed away at the Golden Living Center Dexter House in Malden, on January 19, 2015. She was 87 years of age. Mrs. Gillcrist was born in Melrose on April 8, 1927 to the late Cornelius & Amelia Frances (Mansfield) Lynch. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar and St. Mary's High School, Class of 1945. Gerry was a lifelong resident of...
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Paul A. "Ace" Agresti

March 2, 1930 - January 19, 2015

Paul A. Agresti passed away at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield, on January 19, 2015 at the age of 84. Paul was born in Boston, raised in the North End of Boston and went to work at a very young age. He lived in East Boston for 35 years and the past 14 years in Melrose. Mr. Agresti worked as a meat inspector for many years in St. Louis, Missouri for the Swift Meat Packing Company and as a...
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Debra L. (Colclough) Ford

November 13, 1954 - January 18, 2015

Debra L. (Colclough) Ford passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the age of 60. "Deb", born on November 13, 1954, was raised in Arlington and graduated from Arlington High School, class of 1972. She was the beloved wife of Christopher T. Ford, and the loving mother of Ashley & Casey Ford, of Lynnfield. Daughter of the late Francis & Joan (Lee) Colclough, sister of Sharon Gibson & her...
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Edward F. Laskey

March 3, 1927 - January 18, 2015

Edward F. Laskey passed away at the Chelsea Soldiers Home in Chelsea on Sunday, January 18, 2015. He was 87 years of age. Edward was born in Boston to the late George & Lillian (Newman) Laskey. He was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School. He entered the service after high school and served his country with pride in the US Navy during WWII. Mr. Laskey worked as a civil engineer...
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Raymond J. Aylward, Sr.

March 26, 1933 - January 18, 2015

Raymond J. Aylward Sr., of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA. Raymond was the loving husband of Bernadine Aylward of Melrose. He was the father of Raymond Alyward Jr. and his wife Maryellen of Georgia, Lynda Gutro of Melrose, and Sean Aylward of Melrose. Raymond is also survived by his two grandchildren Ryan Gutro and Brittany Aylward....
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Marjorie A. (Ryan) Butler

August 13, 1921 - January 15, 2015

Marjorie A. (Ryan) Butler, of Melrose, died at the Chelsea Soldier's Home on Jan. 15, 2015 at the age of 93. Marjorie was born & raised in Malden, a graduate of Cheverus School in Malden and went on to attend Fashion Design School. She served her country in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII and worked as a Secretary for the Dept. of Elder Affairs for many years before her retirement. Marjorie...
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Doris P. (Hammond) Walsh

August 5, 1931 - January 14, 2015

Doris Walsh, daughter of Ella and Lou Hammond, was born and raised in Cambridge, MA. She attended Cambridge Latin High School, and later worked as a clerk at Cambridge Hospital until she met and married Frank Walsh of Somerville in 1957. They moved several times, ultimately landing in Melrose, where they settled in 1967. After Frank died in 1979, Doris went back to work while successfully raising...
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Loring K. Crossman, OFS

July 3, 1936 - January 12, 2015

Loring K. Crossman, OFS of Stoneham, a retired jazz drummer, died at his home on January 12, 2015. Born in Boston, Mr. Crossman was raised in Melrose. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1954 and attended Middlesex Community College and Berkeley School of Music. Mr. Crossman spent over 15 years playing drums for different US jazz bands which involved travels to different places...
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Ann M. Baumann

June 28, 1954 - January 9, 2015

Ann Baumann, a longtime resident of Picariello Drive in Saugus, passed away on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the age of 60. She was employed for over 20 years at EMARC & American Training, most recently working as a receptionist where she loved to greet visitors. Ann enjoyed a great many activities including going to Dances, Hard Rock Music and Dressing up for Halloween. She enjoyed the company of...
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Cary H. Noyes

August 4, 1941 - January 7, 2015

Cary H. Noyes, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers at the age of 73. Cary was born in Boston, raised in Dedham and attended Dedham schools. He served his country in the Army Reserves and resided on Beacon Hill in Boston for many years and Melrose for the past 23 years. Cary worked as a Patient Transporter at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary for 25 years, Massachusetts...
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Daniel P. Rotunno

November 2, 1962 - January 6, 2015

Daniel P. Rotunno, of Melrose, died at home unexpectedly at home on Jan. 6, 2015 at the age of 52. Dan was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1981. He was a lifelong Melrose resident and worked as a Machinist for Victor Microwave in Wakefield for several years and also as a Bartender at the Melrose Elks Club for many years. Dan was a member and Past Exalted...
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Kenneth C. Mulrenan

August 24, 1935 - January 6, 2015

Kenneth C. Mulrenan passed away at Genesis @ Wakefield Nursing Center on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. He was 79 years of age. Ken was raised in Melrose, graduated from Malden Catholic High School, where he was a very talented hockey player. He attended Boston College, was a lifelong resident of Melrose before moving to Wakefield 10 years ago. Mr. Mulrenan worked for the City of Melrose in the DPW...
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Geraldine Bodi

June 15, 1938 - January 2, 2015

Geraldine Bodi, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Jan. 2, 2015 at the age of 76. Geri was born & raised in Roxbury, a graduate of Jamaica Plain High School and went on to attend Business School. Geri worked as an Executive Secretary for Furman Lumber in Billerica for 40 years before her retirement. She resided in Melrose and was a member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose for...
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Jean A. (Morehead) Glynn

March 30, 1928 - December 25, 2014

Jean A. (Morehead) Glynn, of Beverly, formerly of Melrose, died at the Beverly Hospital on Dec. 25, 2014 at the age of 86. Jean was born & raised in Malden and attended Malden High School. She resided in Malden until 1961, Melrose till 1982 and Beverly for the past 32 years. Jean was a homemaker, Artist and former owner of an Art Studios in Melrose. She enjoyed spending time at Lake Winnipesaukee...
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Phyllis M. (Byette) Russell

March 8, 1919 - December 25, 2014

Phyllis M. (Byette) Russell passed away at the Woburn Nursing Center in Woburn on Christmas Day, She was 95 years of age. Phyllis was born in Boston to the late Alphonse J. & Flora (West) Byette, she was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1937. A lifelong resident of Melrose, Mrs. Russell was a homemaker who had also worked as a cashier at Cerretani Supermarket for...
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RoseMarie (Correia) Skane

October 20, 1940 - December 24, 2014

RoseMarie (Correia) Skane, of Scituate, formerly of Melrose, died at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston on Dec. 24, 2014 at the age of 74. RoseMarie was born in Malden and attended Girls Catholic High School in Malden. She was a homemaker and resided in Melrose for 27 years and the past 11 years in Scituate. RoseMarie was a member of the St. Francis Bowling league in Medford for many years. She...
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Ashley H. Keohan

June 23, 1984 - December 22, 2014

Ashley H. Keohan passed away suddenly at Massachusetts General Hospital, on December 22, 2014. She was 30 years of age. Ashley was born in Melrose on June 23, 1984. She was raised in Melrose and North Andover and graduated from North Andover High School. Miss Keohan had worked as ER Technician at Winchester Hospital and then as an esthetician for Elizabeth Grady. Ashley also worked helping...
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Renette M. (Sampson) Baldasaro

April 15, 1933 - December 22, 2014

Renette M. (Sampson) Baldasaro of Melrose, Dec. 22, 2014. Beloved mother of her daughter Susan (Baldasaro) Smith; of her sons Norman F. Baldasaro, Jr. & his wife May, Timothy Baldasaro & his wife Gina, Mark Baldasaro & his wife Susan, all of New Hampshire, and Christopher Baldasaro, of Oregon; and of her predeceased daughters, the late Renette & Kathleen Baldasaro. Caring sister of her "Big...
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Anita L. (Amirault) Hall Simpson

June 2, 1936 - December 20, 2014

Anita L. (Amirault) Simpson passed away at Woburn Nursing Center on December 20, 2014. She was 78 years of age. Anita was born in Melrose on June 2, 1936 to the late Samuel & Helen (Vacon) Amirault. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School, Melrose High School, Class of 1954 and has been a lifelong resident. Mrs. Simpson worked as the activities coordinator for the...
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June E. (Grover) Constantino Noel

June 7, 1940 - December 19, 2014

June E. (Grover) Constantino Noel passed away at the Atrium in Danvers on December 19, 2014. She was 74 years of age. June was born in Melrose on June 7, 1940 to the late John E. & Lily (Nelsson) Grover, was raised in Melrose and has been a lifelong resident. June worked for many years in the food service department at the Northeast Regional Vocational School in Wakefield and had previously...
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David A. Bassler, Sr.

June 1, 1932 - December 18, 2014

David A. Bassler Sr. passed away in West Brookfield on December 18, 2014. He was 82 years of age. David was born in Melrose, raised in Melrose, graduated from Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1950 and lived in Melrose most of his life before moving to Winchester in 1984. Mr. Bassler lived in Winchester from 1984-2010 and the past 4 years in West Brookfield. David served his country with...
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Michael J. Binari

May 17, 1924 - December 13, 2014

Michael J. Binari, of Melrose, died at his home surrounded by his family on Dec. 13, 2014 at the age of 90. Michael was born & raised in Somerville and attended Somerville schools. He went on to Peterson School of Steam Engineering and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Michael worked as a Stationary Engineer for Boston Sausage Co. in Boston and Research Foods in Somerville for many years before...
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Jane Bearse (Horton) Munro

July 30, 1920 - December 10, 2014

Jane Bearse (Horton) Munro passed away at her home in Melrose on December 10, 2014. She was 94 years of age. Jane was born in Wakefield on July 30, 1920 to the late Clyde & Grace (O'Kelly) Horton. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1938 and was a lifelong resident. Mrs. Munro worked as the city clerk for the City of Melrose and clerk of committees for over 20...
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Barbara L. (Robinson) Arsenault

March 6, 1926 - December 9, 2014

Barbara L. (Robinson) Arsenault, of Reading, died at the Woodbriar Skilled Nursing & Rehab. Center in Wilmington on Dec. 9, 2014 at the age of 88. Barbara was born & raised in Melrose. She was a homemaker and the loving daughter of the late Charles & Julia (Mulligan) Robinson. Barbara was the beloved wife of the late George Arsenault. Also survived by several nieces & nephews. A graveside service...
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Wesley A. Kendall, Jr.

October 18, 1926 - December 4, 2014

Wesley A. Kendall Jr. passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Thursday, December 4, 2014. He was 88 years of age. Wes was born in Charlestown, raised in Medford, graduated from Medford High School and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 44 years. Mr. Kendall served his country with pride in the US Army during WWII with the 40th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade. Wes worked for the MDC ...
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John F. "Red" Murphy, Jr.

May 7, 1932 - December 2, 2014

John F. "Red" Murphy Jr. passed away at the Arnold House in Stoneham on December 2, 2014. He was 82 years of age. Red was born in Melrose on May 7, 1932 to the late John & Ida Murphy, he was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1950. Mr. Murphy served his country with pride in the US Army with the 82nd Airborne during the Korean War. John lived in Melrose most of his life...
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Ruth E. (O'Donnell) Smith

September 9, 1925 - November 28, 2014

Ruth E. (O'Donnell) Smith, of Melrose, died at home on Nov. 28, 2014 at the age of 89. Ruth was born in Boston, raised in Malden and a graduate of Girls Catholic High School in Malden. She was a homemaker and resided in Melrose since 1954. Ruth was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and was a great cook who enjoyed cooking for her large family. She loved the beach and enjoyed going...
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